Newt's taking his hat out of the ring; he didn't have the stomach for the fundraising game. He can still be an effective ideas guy, even if he had issues that would have been problematic were he to become the nominee.
What's wrong with this picture? South Florida 6th, BC 7th and Kentucky 8th in the AP poll. That's USF highest ranking in school history, Kentucky's highest showing since the 70s and probably BC's highest since Hector was a pup; I don't think that even the Doug Flutie teams of the 80s got BC that high. [Update 10/1-Yes, they did. They were #4 in 1984; that was the year of the Miami Hail Mary.]
Unfortunatly, Michigan State's perfect slate went bye-bye at Wisconsin.
They had elections in Ukraine, and the status quo seems to have held. There is a workable coalition between the two old Orange Revolution allies, President Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko; the pro-Russian party got the most votes, but Yushchenko and Tymoshenko together have a majority. If those two can bury the hatchet someplace other than each other's backs, they might be able to move the country forward.