Friday, October 31, 2008

Challenges In The News 10/31/08

Championship contender Felipe Massa is adamant he can still challenge his McLaren rivals for victory in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- ``The Dark Knight,'' the sequel to ``Batman Begins,'' was the top film for a third weekend at U.S. and Canadian theaters, garnering $43.8 million in ticket sales and possibly challenging the all-time U.S. box-office record.

Officials in southeast Queens, where two rapists are on the loose, have issued a bold challenge to police: Find the predators, or someone else will. "If they can't get this done in one week, we'll take it to another level – the state troopers and perhaps the national guard here," said Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens).

Many people are challenged in many ways by a slow economy, but area seniors are facing challenges controlling mounting expenses that are especially unique.

One of the most challenging aspects of being a man is coming up with new and fresh date ideas every single time.

A trio of non-fiction books on animals has lots of potential to inspire critical thinking among young scientists and animal lovers. Each one has a different perspective but taken together, these books enrich one another and stimulate challenging questions about human relations to the animal world.

Lawyers for three Islamic militants on death row for the 2002 Bali bombings lodged a legal challenge on Wednesday over Indonesia's method of executing convicts by firing squad, calling it inhumane.

Former state Rep. Jim Martin on Tuesday earned the right to challenge Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss by easily winning the Democratic primary runoff, in a contest in which Martin's supporters portrayed him as more "electable" than his controversy-hindered opponent, DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones. has posted the latest interactive design challenge for its readers of students and aspiring game developers. The task this week is to develop the next great video game hero. Readers discuss their creations on the site's forum, and professional game developers are invited to participate, provide feedback, and give advice. The only real hard and fast rules for this challenge ...

"I think Sarries will challenge this year. Some top signings and a great coach"

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Delivery of aid and recovery assistance to Myanmar three months after a devastating cyclone struck remains a challenge, the United Nations said Tuesday.


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