For 12 years, Hinckley served as the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was revered by its members as a prophet of God. Though he hated to travel, he visited people and leaders in more than 60 countries, helping church membership swell from roughly 9 million members in 1995 to 13 million today.
New Orleans voters may be gone, but they haven't been forgotten. Louisiana Secretary of State Al Ater will ask the state for $1.5 million this week, so he can send some 1 million mailers to displaced voters, explaining how to request an absentee ballot and alerting them to an 800 number they can call for assistance.He's not the only one taking up the cause.
Not all of the stories springing from Hurricane Katrina have been tales of horror or hopelessness. In the weeks since the hurricane struck, countless groups and individuals have stepped up to lift spirits and save lives.
It costs $50 to $90 to FedEx a sketchbook from New York to Northern Ireland, depending on the size. That's one of many lessons Mac Premo, a Brooklyn artist, learned when he embarked on "book," a project in which he and three buddies--one in Brooklyn, two in Belfast--became "paint pals" by passing around an ever-expanding sketchbook for 36 weeks.
Adam Howell lacks self-control, but at least he's responsible about it. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Web designer was trying to start up a new online business, but he couldn't stop himself from wasting time at other sites (free Flash games at orisinal.com were particularly distracting).
Rob Lacey doesn't sound like your typical Bible translator. "There are bits of the Bible that I don't actually like," he says. "Leviticus, for example. I have to just try to be respectful of the fact that that book needs to even exist." So it's no surprise that the Welsh actor's translation isn't your typical Good Book, either.
And you think it's hard for you to find jeans. Sisters Jennifer Caputo and Rebecca Caputo Carreras are both 6 feet tall. And thin. So the "big-and-tall" label just doesn't apply. "For a while, we wore a lot of men's jeans," says Caputo. "The grunge era was a good one for us." Discouraged by the lack of fashionable offerings, Caputo and Carreras--an actress and model--last year launched Tall Couture, an online boutique stocked with clothes that not only fit, but that they would feel proud to...