Archive for March, 2009

According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted March 26 – 29, 2009, 66% of Americans approve of President Obama’s handling of his new job. Twenty-nine percent disapprove of the president. Although only 42% believe the country is headed in the right direction, that’s a huge increase in confidence — just 16% believed we were headed […]

Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Sunday for the sixth time with the kind of performance that reaffirms his unmistakable ability to deliver in a clutch. He was down by five strokes when he triumphantly called upon his signature calm and mentally-charged clutchness to get the job done. Unlike other professional golfers, Tiger brings a […]

New York Giants’ wide receiver Plaxico Burress, 31, may end up serving time for November 2008 gun-possession charges. He was arrested after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a handgun at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan. Mr. Burress was charged with two counts of 2nd-degree criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, these […]

Football (soccer) fans without tickets in the western African nation of Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) decided to rush the gate Sunday of the Houphouet Boigny arena and caused a stampede that killed 19 people; 132 were injured. World Cup 2010 qualifying matches were being held in the 35,000-capacity stadium in the coastal city of Abidjan, […]

Fifteen rail passengers were killed in a train crash Sunday in Tanzania. A passenger train crashed into a cargo train that was standing still in the eastern African country’s central region of Dodoma. Local officals fear the death toll may rise as the wreckage is cleared. Sadly, a deadly train crash in the same region in […]

Long respected for their proven skill in distance running, Ethiopian and Kenyan athletes swept the World Cross Country Championships in Amman, Jordan, today.   Ethiopian Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam (top) won the 12km men’s world cross-country title in 35min 02sec with a 2-second lead. The defending champion, Kenenisa Bekele, who didn’t run in the race, is also Ethiopian. Kenyan Florence Kiplagat (bottom) took […]

Two-time Grammy-winner T.I. (real name: Clifford Joseph Harris) was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for federal weapons charges. He has 6 to 8 weeks to report to prison. The 28-year-old rapper, actor, and producer was supposed to spend four years in jail for his crime, but his legal team negotiated a special plea […]