As an astronaut and aquanaut who lived underwater for the U.S. Navy, Carpenter was the first man to explore both the depths of the ocean and the heights of space._____
Carpenter gave the famous send-off - "Godspeed, John Glenn" - when Glenn became the first American in orbit in February 1962.
Obituary: Former Minnesota senator Rod Grams, 65, has died after a battle with cancer:
After nearly a decade as lead news anchor at KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities, Mr. Grams ran for Congress in 1992 and ousted the Democratic incumbent. He won an open Senate seat two years later, but lost his re-election bid to Mark Dayton, who is now the governor of Minnesota._____
There is some good news on the Alzheimer's front.
Somebody is apparently telling Obama to act like a Democrat for a change.
Not that he won't fold like a lawn chair later on.
Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro apparently was a fan of David Carradine at the time of his death.