Saddam Hussein Caught Red-Handed in Santa Suit
Above: With his long beard and pointy red and white turban, "Santa" Hussein was barely recognizable when U.S. Special Forces apprehended him
ADWAR, Iraq (SP) — He may have been posing as St. Nick, but there was nothing jolly about Saddam Hussein's demeanor when he was taken into custody by U.S. Special Forces, which managed to dig up the elusive former dictator from a hole in the ground near Hussein's home town of Tigrit.
Reagan vs. Roosevelt: Dime Store Politics on Capital Hill
Above: Is this the face that could replace FDR on the dime?
WASHINGTON, DC (SP) — In the wake of the controversy surrounding a recent television movie about Ronald and Nancy Reagan, supporters of the former President have begun lobbying both Houses of Congress to enact legislation that would result in Reagan's likeness replacing that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the dime.
Ben vs. Beast in Battle to be Named Fastest Mammal Alive
Above: Sprinter Ben Johnson may find the giraffe to be a formidable opponent, although giraffes are notorious for being slow coming out of the blocks
SEOUL, South Korea (SP) — Disgraced Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson may have the chance to relive his moment of infamy after a South Korean businessman announced that he was prepared to pay $2 million (U.S.) to stage a rematch of the Men's 100-metre final in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. However, if it doesn't take place, Johnson will simply proceed with his previously scheduled race against a giraffe and a cheetah. At stake is the very prestigious title of 'Fastest Mammal Alive'.
Premier McGuinty Snubbed By Gov. Schwarzenegger
Above: Hasta La Vista, McGuinty!
TORONTO, ON (SP) — Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, still smarting from being denied the honour of ringing the bell to start the day of trading at the New York Stock Exchange, now claims to have been shown a similar level of disrespect by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.