[to top of second column]
Five years ago: During his ethics trial, a tearful Mike Nifong announced he would resign as district attorney of Durham County, N.C., after admitting that he'd made improper statements about three Duke University lacrosse players who were once charged with raping a stripper. (The players were later declared innocent by state prosecutors.) Hamas both mocked and reached out to its defeated Fatah rivals on its first day in full control of Gaza. Retired "Price Is Right" host Bob Barker won his 19th Daytime Emmy. In Tulsa, Okla., a crane lifted out a water-damaged 1957 Plymouth Belvedere that had been buried in an underground concrete vault half a century earlier to celebrate 50 years of statehood.
One year ago: Pushing back against congressional criticism, the White House said that President Barack Obama had the authority to continue U.S. military action in Libya even without authorization from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was released from a Houston hospital, five months after being shot in the head during a Tucson political event. The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1972, beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 of the finals; angry, drunken Vancouver fans ran wild, setting cars on fire and looting stores.
Today's birthdays: Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is 80. Rock musician Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) is 70. Rock singer-actor Johnny Hallyday is 69. Singer Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply) is 63. Rock singer Steve Walsh (Kansas) is 61. Comedian-actor Jim Belushi is 58. Country singer Terri Gibbs is 58. Actress Julie Hagerty is 57. Rock musician Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) is 55. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Wade Boggs is 54. Actress Eileen Davidson is 53. Bluegrass musician Terry Smith is 52. Actress Helen Hunt is 49. Rock musician Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche) is 49. Actress Courteney Cox is 48. Country musician Tony Ardoin is 48. Country musician Michael Britt (Lonestar) is 46. Contemporary Christian musician Rob Mitchell is 46. Rock musician Jimmy McD is 44. Actor-rapper Ice Cube is 43. Actress Leah Remini is 42. Actor Jake Busey is 41. Bluegrass singer-musician Jamie Johnson is 40. Rock musician T-Bone Willy (Save Ferris) is 40. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is 39. Actor Greg Vaughan is 39. Actress Elizabeth Reaser is 37. Rock singer Dryden Mitchell (Alien Ant Farm) is 36. Rock musician Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) is 31. Actor Denzel Whitaker is 22.
Thought for today: "Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college." -- Lillian Smith, American author (1897-1966)
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
< Top Stories index
Back to top
News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries
Law & Courts |
Spiritual Life |
Health & Fitness |
Calendar | Letters to the Editor