For fans of the boy wizard, this could be the most coveted copy of all the Harry Potter books in the world.
The rise in cesarean-section deliveries in recent years has been characterized by some as a key indication of the overmedicalization of childbirth.
When her husband Dominique Strauss-Kahn was preparing to run for President of France five years ago, Anne Sinclair told a Paris newspaper that she was “rather proud” of his reputation as a ladies’ man, a chaud lapin nicknamed the Great Seducer. “It’s important,” she said, “for a man in politics to be able to seduce.” Maybe it was pride that inspired French politicians and International Monetary Fund officials to look the other way as the rumors about “DSK” piled up, from the young journalist who says Strauss-Kahn tried to rip off her clothes when she went to interview him, to the female lawmaker who describes being groped and pawed and vowed never to be in a room alone with him again, to the economist who argued in a letter to IMF investigators that “I fear that this man has a problem that, perhaps, made him unfit to lead an institution where women work under his command.” Maybe it was the moral laziness and social coziness that impel elites to protect their own
GREAT-GRANDFATHER John Francis Fitzgerald 1863-1950 Tenement born, he became Boston’s mayor, and sang from a tabletop at grandson Jack’s Senate election GRANDPARENTS Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 1890-1995 Honey Fitz’s favorite daughter became Queen Mother of Camelot despite sorrow both public and private Joseph Patrick Kennedy 1888-1969 Financier, rumrunner and ambassador.
Six weeks after Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at age 57, his widow Lisa Niemi will participate in a roundtable discussion on Grief, Healing and Resilience at the Women’s Conference 2009 in Long Beach, California, next Tuesday, Oct. 27.
A celebrity gossip Web site has caught Maria Shriver a third time apparently violating California’s law against using a cell phone while driving.
President John F. Kennedy’s sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family’s public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died Tuesday morning, her family said in a statement. She was 88.
Relatives of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a sister of President Kennedy, were summoned Monday to a hospital on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a source close to the family told CNN. “It’s minute to minute right now,” the source said. Shriver, 88, founder of the Special Olympics, has been in the hospital for several days, her family said, and her relatives were summoned after she suffered a setback, the source said