Ashley Richardson, a diva from the modeling world, is running for president. If this sounds strange, it may be worth noting that this campaign is being fought not in the United States but in Alphaville, a virtual community that exists within the role-playing game The Sims Online.
The Timberwolves' otherwise uneventful 91-73 win over the Washington Wizards was livened up in the final minute, when a young woman emerged from the corner of the court, tried to block Gary Trent's shot, ran around for a little bit and then raced toward heart-throb Wally Szczerbiak.
Every doctor recognizes them: The man who discovers a bruise on his thigh and becomes convinced that it is leukemia. The woman who examines her breasts so frequently that she makes them tender, then decides that the soreness means she has cancer. The man who has suffered from heartburn all his life but after reading about esophageal cancer has no question that he has it.