*For those who did so, here's hoping you enjoyed Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, observed Ash Wednesday, and are now observing Lent.
*Tired of partisan politics slowing down proceedings, United States President Barack Obama will be moderating the discussion on finalizing a viable Health Care Reform Bill Thursday at the White House that will be televised on the C-SPAN cable channel. As he pointed out in his weekly radio address Saturday, there are insurance companies in California and Kansas that are raising their rates, proving his belief that reform is needed now more than ever.
*Alexander Haig passed away Saturday at the age of 89. A four star general during the Nixon and Ford administrations, he served as Secretary of State under then President Ronald Reagan.
*For those keeping track of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada; here is a list of the Top Ten Medal winning countries at the conclusion of events Friday, February 19.
01. The United States with 20 medals: 6 gold (first place) and silver (second), 8 bronze (third)
02. Germany with 13: 4 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze
03. Norway with 10: 5 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze
04. Canada with 8: 4 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze
05. France with 7: 2 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze
06. Three countries tied with 5 medals each.
Austria and Russia both with 1 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze while South Korea has 3 gold and 2 silver; and
09. Three countries tied with 4 medals each.
Switzerland with 3 gold and 1 bronze while China and Sweden are tied with 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze each.
IN CELEBRITY NEWS...
*Tiger Woods held a brief news conference Friday saying he erred, apologizing to his wife, and promising to do everything in his power to make up for his misconduct. However he did not take any questions afterwards nor state when/if he might ever return to professional golf.
*Hilary Duff is engaged to National Hockey League player Mike Conrie of the Edmonton Oilers.
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