Cancer researchers have known for years that it was possible in rare cases for some cancers to go away on their own. There were occasional instances of melanomas and kidney cancers that just vanished. And neuroblastoma, a very rare childhood tumor, can go away without treatment. But these were mostly seen as oddities… – nyt
US President George Bush has appeared with Asia-Pacific leaders wearing a traditional Peruvian poncho at the APEC Summit. As part of tradition, the leaders of the 21 APEC member countries wear the host country’s traditional dress for a photo-call.
Previous APEC summits have seen leaders wearing silk shirts in Vietnam and ponchos in Chile. The leaders closed the summit saying they believed that the global economic crisis can be overcome by 2010. The summit was Mr Bush’s last scheduled foreign trip as US president.- bbc
What is next for W? It sounds like he never expected to leave:
US President George W. Bush jokingly told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday that he was going into “forced retirement” when Barack Obama takes over the White House in two months.
“Laureen and I certainly wish Laura and you all the best if I don’t see you again before the 20th of January,” Harper said, to which Bush quipped: “Before forced retirement.” – yahoo