Winners & Losers
Winners Rwandans: Finally, something good happens in that country. An American millionaire promises to bring 8 million Rwandans free Internet. Steve Jobs: Apple clears him of wrongdoing in Optionsgate. Boeing: The company’s cargo plane business is saving their butts and putting Airbus to shame. Gerald Ford: Sure, he died this week, but not before surpassing ...
Steve Jobs: Apple clears him of wrongdoing in Optionsgate.
Boeing: The company’s cargo plane business is saving their butts and putting Airbus to shame.
Gerald Ford: Sure, he died this week, but not before surpassing Ronald Reagan as the oldest ex-president. His reputation soared as commentators remembered him fondly.
The French: So far, no terrorist attacks despite the high alert level.
Venezuelan television viewers: Hugo Chavez shut down the country’s second-largest TV station, a hotbed of opposition activity.
One unhappy German tourist: A typo nearly sent him to Sidney, Montana rather than Sydney, Australia. Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, he almost hopped on a puddle-jumper in Portland, Oregon before realizing his mistake.
Saddam Hussein: He may hang tonight.
The Shia: A top Sunni cleric in Saudi Arabia declares them infidels during the Hajj as sectarianism roils the Middle East. “By and large, rejectionists (Shiites) are the most evil sect of the nation and they have all the ingredients of the infidels,” Sheikh Abdul Rahman al-Barak says on his website.
Richard Branson: The U.K. billionaire’s latest airline venture, Virgin America, must be at least 75% American-owned in order to get a license.
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