Opposition among Americans to the war in Iraq has reached a new high, with only about a third of respondents saying they favor it, according to a poll released Monday.
Just 35 percent of 1,033 adults polled say they favor the war in Iraq; 61 percent say they oppose it — the highest opposition noted in any CNN poll since the conflict began more than three years ago. more
No surprise here. The constant flood of bad news and reality has to effect the people sooner or later.
Tiger Woods, slowly and methodically dissected the PGA course. He simply played smart golf and executed his game plan to perfection.
There’s a great commentary in the New York Times–
August 21, 2006
Sports of The Times
Winning Streak Is Burnished With Cunning and Confidence
By DAVE ANDERSON
NOT long after Tiger Woods completed his 65 on Saturday to share the lead going into yesterday’s final round of the 88th P.G.A. Championship, he was asked a question. After he missed the 36-hole cut with two rounds of 76 in the United States Open at Winged Foot two months ago, could he have imagined being this close to winning three consecutive tournaments, two of them majors?
“Uh-huh,” he said.
“Why?” he was asked.
“If you enter a tournament, your goal is to win a tournament,” he said. “I figured I was going to enter a few tournaments after the U.S. Open, so yes.”
Yes indeed, because when he was asked not long afterward what his best attribute as a golfer was, he quickly replied, “My mind.” Continue reading
It’s bad enough to lose to your arch rival, the New York Yankees. But when you drop a series that can be devastating. On the other hand, when you drop every game of a five-game series, I’m not sure you can recover from that. Not this season.
Boston’s Bob Ryan has the tearful story.