Friday, May 19, 2006

Got Water?

Mayor Nabbed in Sex-For-Water Scam

The 72-year-old mayor was arrested this week on charges he sought sex from two women in exchange for preventing their water from being turned off.

What I really like about this story is the fact that at the end of it the AP had to throw in the line 'Waldron is 100 miles west of Little Rock' just to let you know that, yes, Bill Clinton was probably involved in this too. Sure, they didn't come right out and say it but we get the picture.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Missed It By That Much

Rounding error means Gatlin only tied 100m record

Justin Gatlin equaled but did not break the 100-meter world record at the Qatar Grand Prix last week, the sport's governing body said Wednesday.

The International Association of Athletics Federations said a timing error in Doha gave Gatlin a time of 9.76 seconds, which was one-hundredth of a second below Asafa Powell's world mark of 9.77.

It's still impressive, but the title "co-fastest person alive" just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?