?From the only swimming pool in Equatorial Guinea, Eric (the Eel) Moussambani, who captured the world's fancy by registering an agonizingly slow 100-meter freestyle time at the Sydney Games. According to Moussambani, many Equatorial Guineans were shamed, rather than inspired, by his performance. The Eel now trains in the ocean.
?Nathan Hall, 21, of Chico, Calif., of criminally negligent homicide stemming from a 1997 incident on the slopes at Vail, Colo., in which he collided with and killed fellow skier Alan Cobb, 33, of Denver. Hall, believed to be the first person tried in the U.S. for a ski-accident death, faces a maximum of five years in prison.
? John McEnroe, after 14 months as U.S. Davis Cup captain. McEnroe had lobbied heavily for the job; in quitting he cited frustration over Davis Cup format, which, he said, prevents the best American players from taking part.
?By St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis, that the NFL move the scheduled 4:15 start of the Dec. 24 Colts-Vikings game at the RCA Dome. The church is across Capitol Avenue from the stadium, and Father Tom Murphy, St. John's pastor, says traffic and parking problems caused by the game may force the church to cancel 5:30 Christmas Eve mass. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the league will not change the time.
?At the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., ground on Murray Bros. Caddyshack, the first in a planned franchise of golf-themed restaurants owned by Bill Murray and his five brothers.