Bush appoints former football coach
George W. Bush has nominated a former athletic director and dean of Texas Southern University as his education secretary. Rod Paige took a doctorate in physical education at Indiana University before joining Texas Southern, a black university in Houston, as a football coach.
Protest threat after student leader arrested
Iranian students have threatened public protests if a leading member of the reformist student group Office for Fostering Unity is not released from Tehran's Evin prison. Ali Afshari was arrested on December 17 on charges of insulting Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a speech delivered at a university in Tehran.