"There is nothing plain about Joe Biden, and he is not your ordinary politician. He has been the hottest thing in Delaware politics, and some say in the U. S. Senate, since he became the youngest person ever elected to that body last November. He did everything but pop his galluses to form a perfect harmony with his Sussex County audience, but it was as ineffective as yelling 'scat' to the fruit flies. Biden, in trying to assume a country boy's demeanor, was trying to deny the things that have made him popular: his bluntness, readiness to discuss any issue, his rugged handsomeness and his six-foot, one-inch, broad-shouldered masculine mystique, all of which combines to form a Kennedy-like aura."
"Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he would not tolerate further protests, which have spread in the former Soviet republic as a financial crisis worsens."