Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tuesday, May 1 in the news....

  • Australians, long regarded as a nation of beer drinkers rivaled only by the Germans, seem to be turning soft, or sober. After 113 years, the country's biggest selling beer, Victoria Bitter, or VB, is to be produced in a mid-strength version to keep pace with the country's fast-changing beer tastes. The move will also compliment the mid-strength quality of Victorian football teams.

  • The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq was killed on Tuesday in a fight between insurgents north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry spokesman said. His defence caused his death, as he had been taking supplements in the fight against cancer rather than the fight against other Sunni insurgents.