Monday, December 29, 2008

10 Most Popular Stories of the Week

10 Most Popular Stories from
Monday, December 29, 2008

1.Busted! Taking Down Miss Hispanic America
By Ioan Grillo / Mexico City
A belleza is arrested in Guadalajara. What was lovely Laur
a Zuniga doing with suspected narco capos?$zuyzVqI/time1-22

2.The Gaza Air Strikes: Why Israel Attacked
By Aaron J. Klein / Jerusalem
Taking advantage of good weather and a vacuum in Washington, Isra
el hit Hamas police posts and promises to step up its assault unl
ess rocket attacks end$zuyzVqI/time2-22

3.The Shoe-Thrower Becomes an Issue in Iraq Election

By Abigail Hauslohner / Baghdad
Going easy on Bush-bashing journalist Muntader al-Zaidi could hel
p Prime Minister Maliki at the polls. Some of his other election
tactics may be less benign$zuyzVqI/time3-22

4.The Top 10 Everything of 2008
From a groundbreaking American President to a historic economic c
ollapse -- with everything from the Olympics to Puppycam in betwe
en -- here's TIME's comprehensive look at the year that was$zuyzVqI/time4-22

5.Person of the Year 2008
For having the confidence to sketch an ambitious future in a gloo
my hour, and for showing the competence that makes Americans hope
ful he might pull it off, the President-elect is TIME's Person of
the Year.$zuyzVqI/time5-22

6.Major Power Outage in Honolulu as Obama Visits
By Vanessa Kaneshiro / Honolulu
A lightning strike just after sunset Friday in Hawaii apparently
pulled the plug on most of the island of Oahu, where President-el
ect Barack Obama and his family are vacationing$zuyzVqI/time6-22

7.Going to Church on Christmas: A Vanishing Tradition
By Amy Sullivan
While Christmas eve services are more popular than ever, American
s tend to stay home the next day$zuyzVqI/time7-22

8.Obama Tries to Escape in Hawaii
By Peter Boylan / Kailua
The Obamas spend some time in the sun in the state of his birth b
ut the President-elect takes a moment for a poignant memorial for
his grandmother$zuyzVqI/time8-22

9.Lack of Sleep Linked to Heart Problems
By Alice Park
A new study indicates that coronary calcium, the kind that may ca
use heart attacks and strokes, increases the fewer hours you slee

10.Eartha Kitt, 1927-2008: The Original Material Girl
By Richard Corliss
The sultry chanteuse succumbed to colon cancer on a Dec. 25, a da
y her seasonal ode to seduction, Santa Baby, is played e
very year around the world$zuyzVqI/time10-22

Pictures of the Week$zuyzVqI/time11-22

Thursday, December 18, 2008ChaosProtesters run through tear gas d
uring riots in Athens, Greece.

Weekly Specials$zuyzVqI/time12-22

* Photo Essays$zuyzVqI/time13-22
* Quotes of the Day$zuyzVqI/time14-22
* Special Reports$zuyzVqI/time15-22
* TIME Blogs$zuyzVqI/time16-22


In This Week's Issue
Table of Contents

*Why History Can't Wait$zuyzVqI/time17-22,
*People Who Mattered 2008$zuyzVqI/time18-22,
*The Year of Living Stupidly$zuyzVqI/time19-22
*Fond Farewells$zuyzVqI/time20-22,
*The Interview$zuyzVqI/time21-22,
*The Long-Lost Negatives$zuyzVqI/time22-22,

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