The millennium and the whole world was primed for a huge party, and spared no expense in carrying it out. Probably the most spectacular display was that which unfolded in Paris, where the Eiffel Tower became as vivid a beacon of the 2000s as it been for the 1900s.
Ford Think Car -
Inventor Pivco & Ford: Slow, pricey and impractical,
electric cars for years have had a bad rap. Ford could
start to change all that with its bubble-shaped City car,
which hit the streets of Los Angeles, New York City and
London this year. Running
on 18 NiCad batteries, the City tops out at 65 m.p.h. but
can travel only 55 miles between charges. Ford thinks it's
the perfect commuter car
October 9, 2000 It could be the most shocking tabloid story in America - Splashed across newspaper delivery lorries making their rounds in the north-eastern states of America are the words,
'No Elvis. No Aliens. No UFOs' It's not, of course, that aliens have stopped
abducting or that Elvis no longer eats at Burger King, it's just that the new management at American Media, publisher of the National Enquirer, the Globe and the Star, has decreed that readers
and Elvis Fans will no longer be hearing of it.
Australia - Two miners who survived for two weeks in a kennel-size cage trapped 3,000 feet underground walked out of the
Beaconsfield Gold Mine and punched the air, freed by rescue crews drilling round-the-clock by hand. Hundreds of well-wishers gathered at the mine gates erupted in cheers when Brant Webb, 37
& Todd Russell, 34, emerged, their head torches glowing in the pre-dawn light. The miners bear-hugged family
& friends before clambering into two ambulances, laughing and joking. Before going, they removed their identity tags from the wall outside the elevator.
A standard measure carried out by all miners when they finish a
Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 13 2003 Deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been captured near his home town of Tikrit, the U.S. military has confirmed. Saddam, who ruled Iraq for 23 years until his ouster in April, has been a fugitive since then with a $25 million bounty on his head. In an address to the nation, President Bush gave the following message to Iraqis: "You do not have to fear the rule of Saddam Hussein ever again."