Wednesday, January 23, 2008
When completed in 2010, will be the world's tallest residential building and the tallest building of any kind in the western world. Seemingly modeled on the image of a giant drill poking through the ground, the 609m structure will dominate the Chicago skyline.
Bill Clinton showed why he made it into the book "The Art of Napping." During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem on Monday, the former president was caught nodding off.
Clinton was there during a service to honour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while his wife was nearby at Abyssinian Baptist Church, where she was endorsed by its minister, Rev. Calvin Butts. Clinton has had napping episodes before. Among others, he nodded off at a Mets game and at Ronald Reagan's funeral.
One Fort Worth man will be checking his luggage twice after a recent baggage claim mix-up resulted in more than just the wrong clothes. Rob Carter landed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Friday after a trip from Chicago when he mistakenly grabbed the wrong suitcase. “I went to unpack and saw some of the clothes and saw it wasn’t my suitcase,” he said Tuesday. “I was going to close it and a kitten jumped out and ran under the bed. I screamed like a little girl.” Assuming someone had been too cheap to pay the cost for pet transport, Mr. Carter said he was a little angry. He left the cat under the bed, headed back to the airport and returned the suitcase to American Airlines. He said he reported his encounter with the cat to the airline and said he would take it to the animal shelter. “In the morning, I got close enough to see its collar and the phone number on it. So I called the number and got a hold of the crying wife of the traveller,” Mr. Carter said. 10-month-old Gracie Mae belongs to Kelly and Seth Levy of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Levys said they believe the kitten crawled into the suitcase and hid, and Ms. Levy was frantic when she couldn’t find her. “My poor cat, who just had surgery, survives being packed away in the suitcase, going through the Fort Lauderdale baggage process, going through the X-ray, being loaded onto the airplane, flown four hours to Texas and unloaded," Ms. Levy said.