Robert Mugabe, 81, is Zimbabwe prez again in an election which took much Western flak.
Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani is the new interim Iraq president. A Shiite and Sunni Arab are V-Ps as representatives of the major ethnic groups. Saddam and cohorts got to see the announcements on TV.
Monaco’s Prince Rainier III, 81, whose 56-year reign transformed the Mediterranean principality helped along by a marriage to Grace Kelly, dies.
Terry Schiavo, 41, who lived her last 15 years off a feeding tube, dies on its removal. A court case, battles with pro-lifers had America glued.
Andrew Toti, 89, who invented the inflatable life jacket (the Mae West jacket to WW II veterans), dies.