Presbyterians set gay ordination
A Presbyterian congregation in Madison, Wis., plans to ordain the church's first openly gay minister today. With the ordination of Scott Anderson, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) becomes the latest mainline Protestant church to allow the practice, following the Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran churches and the United Church of Christ. Anderson was in the closet more than two decades ago when he acknowledged to his former California congregation that he was gay and therefore must resign as its pastor. A couple had learned he was gay and tried to use the information against him.
Schwarzenegger opens his museum
Action star-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger inaugurated a museum dedicated to him in his native Austria on Friday, setting off cheers as he pulled a string to unveil a bronze statue of a young Arnie flexing in the skintight trunks of his Mr. Universe days. He returned to the village of Thal to open the museum in the house of his birth. In a speech, the former California governor made only passing reference to the media attention focused on him back home because of his divorce.
Prince Harry in U.S. for copter class
Buckingham Palace said Friday that Prince Harry has arrived in the United States for a two-month military helicopter training course. The British army captain will start at the Naval Air Facility at El Centro, Calif., where he will fly Apache helicopters. He is among 20 participating in the training that ends at an Air Force station in Gila Bend, Ariz.