*Gay cowboy romance leads Golden Globe contenders: “Brokeback Mountain” claims 7 nominations, including best dramatic picture. (Above, actors Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Heath Ledger in a scene from director Ang Lee’s “Brokeback Mountain”)/NewsMax.com — Anyone have a review for this one?
*Gerald Ford hospitalized: Former president undergoing medical tests in California/NBC News — How’d you like to be known for pardoning Nixon and falling down?
*U.S. to Canada: Stop bashing us: Ambassador warns pols about slamming their ‘No. 1 trading partner’/Reuters — Mebbe we should plant a coupla WMDs underneath the snow up there and then invade the Great White North. On the other hand … who cares what they say?
*Woman, unborn baby survive parachute failure: ‘I eggshelled my entire face,’ says skydiver hoping to take plunge again/KTHV-TV — Of course, HBO has video here.
*Fed raises interest rate quarter pointz: 13th increase brings level to highest point in 4 1/2 years/Associated Press — Stop!