A Few Short Items

For those of you keeping track of such things, Tiger Wood’s wife is reportedly leaving the house and going after a divorce.   ABC News reports:  ‘A source close to Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, told ABC News.com Wednesday that a “divorce is 100 percent on.”‘  Wood’s wife is withdrawing from wedlock just one day after Tiger was named “Athlete of the Decade” by the AP.

A smiling Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is battered and bandaged but leaving the hospital and heading home, after being smashed in the face with a souvenir replica of a cathedral.

Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver  Chris Henry is dead following a domestic dispute.  Apparently his fiancee was driving away in a pickup truck.  Henry, apparently jumped in the bed of the truck but then fell out, sustaining injuries which proved to be fatal.   Chris Henry, was 26.

The Chinese people will probably know nothing about any of the above, as their national censors have just instituted new and more stringent controls over what you can do with the Internet in China.

“The authorities say that the stricter controls are intended to protect children from pornography, to limit the piracy of films, music, and television shows, and to make it hard to perpetuate Internet scams. But the measures also appear designed to enhance the government’s already strict control of any organized political opposition.” -NY Times

And finally……. “In the top story of the day, General Wallace Nasami, head of the emerging nation of Nibia,
denied his new government was a dictatorship and promised free elections as soon as each
citizen of the small country learned to play a musical instrument.” -Les Nessman / WKRP Radio News

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