"I was not expecting so much warmth," Giorgio Angelozzi said. No, he's not talking about the temperatures in Italy this summer. Instead, the lonely widower from the suburbs of Rome was touched by the response to his classified ad in the newspaper Corriere della Sera last weekend: "Elderly retired school teacher seeks family willing to adopt grandfather." He offered to pay $600 a month for his room and board. Almost immediately, dozens of replies came from all over the country. Except for his seven cats, Angelozzi has lived alone since 1992. No word on whether the pets would be part of the deal.
Condoleezza Rice has said she'd like to be commissioner of the National Football League someday. For now, she sits at the president's elbow as his national security adviser. Few jobs anywhere are of greater gravity, which is why Forbes magazine has made her No. 1 in its inaugural ranking of the world's most powerful women. The grading involved numerically weighing a person's title and résumé, the size of her economic sphere (a country's gross domestic product or the size of a foundation's endowment), and number of mentions in the world's news media. It also sought the input of professionals who study prominent women. The top 10 most powerful women and the jobs each holds:
1. Condoleezza Rice: US National Security Adviser
2. Wu Li vice premier of China
3. Sonia Gandhi president, India's Congress Party
4. Laura Bush First lady
5. US Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) of New York
6. Sandra Day O'Connor US Supreme Court justice
7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg US Supreme Court justice
8. Megawati Sukarnoputri president of Indonesia
9. Gloria Arroyo president of the Philippines
10. Carly Fiona chief executive, Hewlett- Packard Co.