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Pope Benedict has appeared at the window of the papal apartment, saying it's his intention to keep up the popular tradition of his "beloved" predecessor, John Paul.
With tens of thousands of cheering people gathered below in St. Peter's Square, Benedict stood at the window of the papal apartment, which he moved into a day earlier. He blessed the gathering, wished Orthodox Christians a happy Easter and said he hoped efforts toward Christian unity would continue.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict was on Saturday moving into the papal apartment where John Paul died and was expected to deliver the weekly blessing from there for the first time on Sunday, Vatican sources said.

The bedroom and bathroom have both been repainted and special medical facilities installed for the ailing John Paul have been removed from one of the rooms in the suite
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI will make his first pilgrimage in Italy on May 29, a day trip to a religious congress in the southern city of Bari, officials said Friday.
The late Pope John Paul II had been hoping to make the trip but in January named a cardinal to represent him because of his frail condition, officials said at the time.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI made the first appearance of his papacy at the third-floor window of his apartment today, telling the tens of thousands in the square below that he was keeping up the cherished tradition of his beloved predecessor, John Paul II.
NEW YORK - If Republicans rewrite Senate rules to more easily end filibusters, the country will experience "exactly the kind of `tyranny of the majority' that James Madison had in mind," former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said Saturday.
April 28 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, standing by his threat to end filibusters of judicial nominations, offered a ``compromise'' to break a deadlock with Democrats that was quickly rejected.
WASHINGTON, April 29 - Campaign watchdog groups said on Friday that it would be inappropriate for Representative Melissa A. Hart to oversee any potential inquiry of the House majority leader, Tom DeLay, because she had received $15,000 from his political action committee and held a fund-raiser at a restaurant owned by a Republican lobbyist at the center of a growing corruption scandal.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is defending himself against accusations of ethics violations by insisting he didn't do anything that fellow lawmakers haven't done. The Texas Republican has a point.

Like DeLay, dozens of lawmakers have paid family members to work for their campaigns. It's common to take privately financed "fact-finding" trips to resort locations, as DeLay did. And many members of Congress, particularly those in leadership roles or with presidential aspirations, pump money into state legislative races to enhance their influence.
Bush demonstrates support for DeLay
Washington Post

WASHINGTON - President Bush is doing for Tom DeLay what he refused to do for Trent Lott three years ago: taking a political risk to defend an embattled congressional leader's career, several Republican officials and strategists said.
With DeLay facing intense scrutiny of his travel, fund-raising practices and relationship with controversial lobbyists, Bush on Tuesday offered the Texas Republican a timely show of support by inviting him to a public event and aboard Air Force One for a trip back to Washington from Texas.
By First Coast News Staff

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- NBC has decided to begin adding content ratings to its programs.

The network will use the same TV ratings system currently used by other broadcasters.

"V" for violence, "S" for sexual content, "L" for bad language" and "D" for suggestive dialogue.

1 (1) Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (hardcover)

2 (3) Me to We - Craig and Marc Kielburger (paperback)

3 (9) My Life So Far - Jane Fonda (hardcover)

4 (5) Collapse - Jared Diamond (hardcover)

5 (6) Blink - Malcolm Gladwell (hardcover)

6 (7) Terry - Douglas Coupland (paperback)

7 (-) The World is Flat - Thomas L. Friedman (hardcover)

8 (2) The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell (paperback)

9 (4) Harrington on Hold 'Em - Dan Harrington (paperback)

10 (-) Truth and Tolerance - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (paperback)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. May 1, 2005 — Forget slowing down in the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns sprinted right into the Western Conference semifinals. Joe Johnson scored 25 points, and the Suns swept the Memphis Grizzlies with a 123-115 victory Sunday night that put Phoenix into the second round for the first time since 2000. They now get to rest and wait to see if they will play Dallas or Houston.

It's the first sweep by the Suns in a best-of-seven series and their first since the 1995 playoffs when they took Portland 3-0 in a best-of-five opening round.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Until Shaquille O'Neal's sore thighs get better, Dwyane Wade is quite capable of leading the Miami Heat past anyone in the playoffs, even sweeping them.
Wade more than filled the void of O'Neal's scoreless first half by scoring a postseason career-high 34 points and setting up the big guy for most of his 17 second-half points as the Heat completed a first-round sweep of the New Jersey Nets with a 110-97 win Sunday.,1413,104~8679~2847118,00.html
Before David Stern tries to ban teenagers from the NBA, the commissioner might want to impose a moratorium on a practice that seems to be far more damaging to the league. Teams have to stop hunting for new coaches during the playoffs. Don't interview anyone. Don't talk to anyone on the phone. Don't send hand signals to Phil Jackson, don't bat your eyes at Larry Brown.

High-profile coaching vacancies have created a new form of tampering. Instead of interfering with a team, these searches are diminishing the most important games of the season.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Chauncey Billups scored 10 straight points in the final three minutes of regulation as the Detroit Pistons edged the Philadelphia 76ers 97-92 in overtime in a National Basketball Association play-off on Sunday.

Billups scored 25 points in total while Rasheed Wallace had 17, including two 3-pointers in the overtime period, as the reigning NBA champions took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference opening round series in Philadelphia.
INDIANAPOLIS - Antoine Walker was suspended by the NBA on Friday for grabbing an official's arm during an angry confrontation with O'Neal the previous night. The Boston player received two technicals following hard fouls on O'Neal and was ejected late in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' 99-76 loss to the Pacers.

Jermaine O'Neal, who was suspended 15 games after the infamous brawl with Detroit fans in November and later missed another 22 games with a shoulder injury, shoved Walker in the chest and grabbed his jersey, drawing a $10,000 fine by the NBA.
Local man has ties to new pope

STEUBENVILLE - Leon J. Suprenant Jr., president of Catholics United For the Faith on North Fourth Street, couldn't be more pleased with the cardinals' selection of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany as Pope Benedict XVI.

According to Suprenant, he can't think of a better successor to the late Pope John Paul II who was known as "The People's Pope."
"I think people are going to be very surprised by this pope after all of the media attention saying how rigid he is. In actuality, I think he and John Paul II played something on the lines of a good-cop, bad-cop scenario," said Suprenant.

He explained Pope John Paul II was known as being very charismatic and likeable. Because of that, often Ratzinger,
The Hartford Courant

The Vatican sent up smoke less than two weeks ago to declare a new pope. But already Joseph Ratzinger's emergence as Benedict XVI is being announced in another, less-ceremonial way, with a stream of pontiff-related products coming on the market.

Like the branded hats and T-shirts that miraculously appear on athletes immediately after their team wins a championship, trinkets depicting Benedict XVI's white-haired visage showed up on souvenir carts in Vatican City within 24 hours of his appointment. Now, as proof that suppliers of religious merchandise are almost as sensitive to demand as their secular colleagues, Benedict XVI books, prayer cards, photographs and other mementos are starting to trickle into Catholic bookstores and other outlets in the United States.
BLINK By Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown -- $25.95) Why snap judgments deserve careful consideration, from the author of The Tipping Point. Last month: 1, Months on List: 3

2 THE MONEY BOOK FOR THE YOUNG, FABULOUS & BROKE By Suze Orman (Riverhead -- $24.95) Career plans, credit, and coping with student debt. Last month: --, Months on List: 1

3 SECRETS OF THE MILLIONAIRE MIND By T. Harv Eker (HarperBusiness -- $19.95) How your "personal money blueprint" shapes your financial destiny. Last month: 3, Months on List: 2

4 COLLAPSE By Jared Diamond (Viking -- $29.95) From Easter Island to Central America, why civilizations fall apart. Last month: 2, Months on List: 3

5 CONSPIRACY OF FOOLS By Kurt Eichenwald (Broadway -- $26) Inside Enron's house of cards, by a New York Times investigative reporter. Last month: --, Months on List: 1

6 JOY AT WORK By Dennis W. Bakke (PVG -- $24.95) How AES Corp. empowered employees and revolutionized the workplace, by the company co-founder. Last month: --, Months on List: 1

7 DISNEYWAR By James B. Stewart (Simon & Schuster -- $29.95) Vanity, fear, and loathing inside Disney's Magic Kingdom. Last month: 5, Months on List: 2

8 ALL YOUR WORTH By Elizabeth Warren, Amelia Warren Tyagi (Free Press -- $24.95) Getting out of debt and starting over, by the authors of The Two-Income Trap. Last month: --, Months on List: 1

9 THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW By Marcus Buckingham (Free Press -- $29.95) The core insights behind "great managing, great leading, and career success." Last month: --, Months on List: 1

10 START LATE, FINISH RICH By David Bach (Broadway -- $25) You can build a nest egg, even if you begin late in life. Last month: 4, Months on List: 3

11 AUTOMATIC WEALTH By Michael Masterson (Wiley -- $24.95) The five key principles that can make you a millionaire. Last month: --, Months on List: 1

12 HOT COMMODITIES By Jim Rogers (Random House -- $25.95) The soaring market in grains, livestock, metals, and energy. Last month: 6, Months on List: 3

13 THE FUTURE FOR INVESTORS By Jeremy J. Siegel (Crown -- $27.50) For long-term-winning stocks, avoid "the bold and the new," says a Wharton School finance professor. Last month: --, Months on List: 1

14 THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF SELLING By Jeffrey Gitomer (Bard Press -- $19.95) A syndicated columnist's inspirational volume on why people buy. Last month: 7, Months on List: 7

15 TIME TRAPS By Todd Duncan (Thomas Nelson -- $22.99) Helping salespeople overcome the time crunch. Last month: 9, Months on List: 2
DeLay's 'Salute': A Wave Goodbye?

By Mark Leibovich
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 2, 2005; Page C01

As if things weren't bad enough for Rep. Tom DeLay: Now his friends are planning a tribute in his honor.

Not to be cynical about this, but (oh, what the heck) you know you're in trouble in Washington when this happens.
Young shouldn't support DeLay
Letter to the editor

It's time to ask your representative, Don Young, why he would support the behavior of Tom DeLay, a man so mired in ethical misbehavior and disservice to our government that the only way he can possibly remain is to weaken the ethics rules by which the integrity of government is measured.

You might not know that Young took over $1,500 from DeLay's crony group ARMPAC and that he voted with DeLay 94 percent of the time between Jan 1, 2004, and March 31, 2005. These votes were designed to weaken the ethics rules in a move that served only to protect DeLay. Young voted to allow DeLay to continue serving as leader even if he is indicted. C'mon, Don, is DeLay's behavior the kind of leadership that merits rewarding and not punishment?
Filibusters may be 'dirty politics' but are important in our democracy

Luke Wake / Columnist

The Democrats leading the filibusters, of George Bush's perfectly qualified Supreme Court Justice candidates are playing dirty politics.

They say they doubt the candidates' qualifications but the real issue is their fear of a justice with the same political leaning as the majority in Congress and the president. All and all the issue hinges upon the volatile issue of abortion and Senate Democrats are determined to undermine the will of the majority to prevent a candidate who might be pro-life from sitting in the Supreme Court
In a bid to head off federal regulation, the cable industry today plans to unveil an expanded campaign to make TV ratings more prominent and to inform parents how to block racy channels and programs.
The initiative comes amid a crackdown on indecency triggered by the exposure of Janet Jackson's breast during last year's Super Bowl.

A bill sponsored by Sens. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, would extend the indecency rules for broadcast TV to the cable and satellite industries, which serve 85 percent of U.S. homes.

The industry campaign - "Take Control. It's Easy" - features a year of public-service announcements on more than 100 cable channels, informing parents of ways to block channels or programs,2106,3266865a1823,00.html