With the flurry of recent government bailouts–and a much larger one likely on the way–we decided to try to put them in perspective. The circles below represent the size of U.S. government bailout, calculated in 2008 dollars. They are also in chronological order.
Jeanne Louise Calment (IPA: [Ê’an lwiz kal’mÉ‘Ìƒ]; February 21, 1875 â€“ August 4, 1997) was a Frenchwoman with the longest confirmed lifespan in history at 122 years and 164 days (44,724 days in total). She lived in Arles, France, for her entire life, and outlived both her daughter and grandson. Because her husband was wealthy, she never worked, instead living a comfortable lifestyle. She became well-known from the age of 113, when the centenary of Vincent van Gogh brought reporters to Arles, as she was the last person living to have met the artist.
Gospel Today, the Fayetteville-published magazine, was pulled off the racks by the bookstoresâ€™ owner, the Southern Baptist Convention. The problem? The five smiling women on the cover are women of the cloth â€” church pastors.
Southern Baptist polity says thatâ€™s a role reserved for men.
Teresa Hairston, owner of Gospel Today, whose glossy pages feature upbeat articles about health, living, music and ministry, said she discovered by e-mail that the September/October issue of the magazine had been demoted to the realm of the risque.