- A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital.
- Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008
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