>>The News Observer has this---
The robber was holding a gun to 5-year-old Mary Long's head when a 3-foot-tall Mighty Morphin Power Ranger leapt into the room.
"Get away from my family," 4-year-old Stevie Long shouted, punctuating his screams with swipes of his plastic sword and hearty "yah, yahs."
The robber and his accomplice, who was waiting outside the apartment Friday night, fled with credit cards, jewelry, cash and other items that Stevie's mother, Jennifer Long, dumped from her purse.
"I scared the bad guys away," Stevie said Tuesday evening at the apartment at 901 Chalk Level Road in north Durham....
He certainly is a brave little boy!>>Senator Barack Obama met with musician/actor, Ludacris. The Chicago Sun-Times has the story:
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, contemplating a run for president, met privately Wednesday with rapper Ludacris to talk about young people.
''We talked about empowering the youth,'' said the artist, whose real name is Chris Bridges.
Bridges was in town to launch the YouthAIDS ''Kick Me'' campaign to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during a stop at Northwestern University in the Chicago suburb of Evanston.
The gathering at Obama's downtown Chicago office was a meeting of two star powers: Obama, who enjoys rock star-like status on the political scene, and Ludacris, who has garnered acclaim for his music and acting.
Obama declined to comment after their meeting but walked with Bridges to the elevator as he left.
Bridges said meeting Obama, known for his warm personal style, was like meeting with a relative....
I think that many people would like to see Senator Obama consider a run for the White House.
>>Republican Sen. Bill Frist has announced that he will not run for the presidency. Good! (CNN)
>>We subscribe to People Magazine. I could not bring myself to open it because Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were on the cover.
>>>Can you believe anything Condaleeza Rice or anyone in the White House says? The so called "summits" in the Middle East and Europe were nothing more than photo ops for Bush's future $500 million presidential library.
>>Bill O'Reilly is saving Christmas again! Can someone save us from Bill O'Reilly????????
>>Visit Wakeup Walmart to see the truth about how the megastores treat their employees.
>>This administration can't solve any problems. How was it that former Sec. of State Albright was able to sit down and discuss things with North Korea, and this administration doesn't have the ability to come even close????