General News Archive - July 20, 2008
By FIONA YOUNG THE new Batman movie has shattered US box office records. Warner Brothers say the The Dark Knight has set a 24-hour record after raking in pounds 33.2million on its opening day. The till receipts outstrip the previous record of pounds 30million set last year by Spider-Man 3.
By EUAN MCLEAN FOR a guy standing on the verge of history Greg Norman couldn't have looked more relaxed. With that flowing blond hair, surfer's tan and Aussie drawl you would be forgiven for thinking he'd been catching a few waves off Bondi 10 minutes earlier.
By Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 20--GREEN BAY -- No one wanted to talk about him and no one wanted to talk about that, but the fact that Brett Favre even showed up says something about the ties to this Green Bay Packers franchise that bind.
Text of article entitled: "Barack Obama gave priority to Afghanistan", published by privately-owned Afghan newspaper Payman daily on 20 July By travelling to Afghanistan, US presidential candidate Barack Obama proved that Afghanistan is an important and sensitive issue for him.
Likely U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama had breakfast with U.S. troops in Afghanistan Sunday before meeting with the the country's president. Sen.
By Nick Townsend CHIEF Boosted by his new wife, Australia's fiftysomething shows no sign of slowing down his inspirational charge Love is irrefutably in the air, and "Greg" and "Chrissie" are as content as those couples who used to drive around with their Christian names emblazoned on their car windscreens.
Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 20 July [Presenter] US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama had a meeting with President Karzai on the second day of his visit to Afghanistan today.
By Doug Ferguson Associated Press SOUTHPORT, England -- Greg Norman has another chance to win a major. This time, he might have nothing to lose.
By Bruce Smith Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Camera-toting vacationers in North Myrtle Beach hoped for a lightning show as Tropical Storm Cristobal rumbled offshore.
Batman's joust with the Joker has set another box office record. Stoked by fan fever over the manic performance of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, "The Dark Knight" set a one-day box office record with $66.4 million on opening day, Warner Bros.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.