Too involved school or high school football to keep up with what was going on in the real world the past week?
Here's an update:
INJURED PLAYER RECOVERING: Kevin Everett, a tight end with the Buffalo Bills, could move his arms and legs Wednesday, one day after doctors reversed their prognosis that he'd be paralyzed after an injury during the Bills' Sept. 9 season opener against the Denver Broncos'.
Doctors said they were unsure how Mr. Everett would respond to further treatment.
HEALTHFUL BURGER KING: Burger King has said it plans to offer healthful fast-food items for children younger than 12 by selling flame-broiled Chicken Tenders and fresh apples cut to resemble thick-cut french fries as part of their Kids Meals. The apple "fries" will be served in the same containers as french fries.
The menu changes will be available in restaurants sometime in 2008.
EDGEFIELD SELECTS NEW SUPERINTENDENT: The Edgefield County, S.C., school board on Sept. 11 selected Mary Rice-Crenshaw as superintendent of schools. Dr. Rice-Crenshaw was an educator in Clarendon County, S.C. The selection sparked controversy among teachers, parents and board members who supported another candidate, Dr. David Mathis.
RAP WAR: After releasing their new albums on Sept. 11, rapper Kanye West had outdone rapper 50 Cent in first-day sales, selling 437,000 copies to 50's 310,000, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In early hype of his album, 50 Cent announced he would retire if Mr. West's Graduation outsold his Curtis album the first week.
INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKES: Two powerful earthquakes hit Wednesday and Thursday in Indonesia. The quakes, one of which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale used for determining earthquake strength, collapsed buildings and triggered tsunami alerts around the region, and in nations as far away as Africa.