The day's most popular stories
Babette Beatty (then Babette March) had already been on the cover of Elle before launching the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
February 18th, 2011
11:48 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse.

Reflections from SI's first swimsuit star: Babette Beatty, born in Germany and raised in Brazil and Canada, now lives in relative obscurity in the Oregon boondocks. But in 1964 in Sports Illustrated's very first swimsuit cover, she was a page-turner. "It was just another job," she said. "I never expected it to be big. It just didn't even enter my mind."

The United States vetoes U.N. resolution against Israel: The U.N. Security Resolution would have declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said that while the United States agrees about "the folly and illegitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity, we think it unwise for this council to attempt to resolve the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians."

Diver apparently killed by sharks: Peter Clarkson, a well-known abalone expert, was attacked by two sharks as he returned to the surface from a dive, according to the watersport site Swellnet.  Divers in the shark-filled waters off South Australia often use shark cages, but Clarkson was not in a cage when he was attacked, police Senior Sgt. Mick Walsh told Adelaide Now.

Justin Bieber's views on abortion cause stir: The teenage hearthrob's opinion on abortion, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, threatens to create a Belieber Backlash. "I really don't believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It's like killing a baby. [In the case of rape], I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."

4.3 quake shakes tiny, tremor-filled Arkansas town: Speaking of rolling stones ... . Since September, seismologists have recorded 700 temblors around the town of Guy, Arkansas. The Arkansas Geological Survey has recorded 50 quakes in and around Guy since Sunday. That includes Friday morning's 4.3 window-rattler and three other lesser quakes that occurred within 20 minutes of each other around 11 a.m.

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  1. treble

    booo.

    February 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    my jl audio 13w7 subwoofer can be touched.. it has so much bass, if you turn it up all the way you can travel back in time..

    February 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    Is this article about lima beans or abortion? I guess lima beans are a safer subject. I do however believe in a woman's right to shoes!

    February 19, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dont Tread On My Tea Bag ! ! !

    Oh- yea !!! Lets gett this TeaParty started in wisconsin !!!! "We are the Tea-Party Movement !!! CAN U HERE US NOW AMERICA" !!!!!!

    February 19, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TeaBagger For Life ! !

    We have no sympathy for those public union employees !!!! Their benifits will still be better than alot of ours!!!! They need to make sacrifices just like the rest of us!!!!! And they sit there and cry like little babys when theres millions of americans out work !!!! Booo-hoooo!!!! All u stupid sheep-people

    February 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      I agree. After all, don't these people realize we, as Americans, must support the rest of the world. As Hillary Clinton said, we can't cut foreign aid. After all, the terrorists might run out of money !

      February 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Lima beans. It's about lima beans, not women's shoes.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    I think Mary was telling a pun joke. " A woman's right to choose," as opposed to, "A woman's right to shoes." That's funny Mary lol.

    February 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mark

    I know you've heard It before and I know nothing will change.
    Americans help the entire world but does very little for it's citizens. I just can't believe this was our Forefathers plan.

    February 19, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TeaBagger For Life ! !

    RR-RR-RR-RRRRRrRHH / Dont make me SNAP !! EERRR-RRHH !!

    February 19, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dont Tread On My Tea Bag !!

    If we as americans cannot unite and take our DAM country back – from all our leaders that are crooks and idiots / then we are Doomed for a global-elite takeover and will be part of their blueprint for global enslavement / and if u people cant wake up to see whats going on all around us (world-affairs) then u deserve what the Elite have in store for u people – which WORLD-POPULATION-REDUCTION !!!! Can u people say GAME OVER !!!!

    February 20, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  11. RUFFNUTT

    the they have the teabaggers in rome? how'd it work out for them?

    February 20, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  12. TEA-PARTYER

    This aint ROME and we are not those people / this is the U.S. And just incase u havent woke up yet "OUR FRICKEN GOVERNMENT-(Our Leaders) IS OUT OF PHUCEN CONTROL" !!!! and u people just sit there and watch them spend our very existence away !!! And you do nothing like stupid little sheep to afraid to stand up and say "ENOUGH this S**T ends NOW" !!!!!!

    February 20, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. TEA-PARTYER

    U stupid sheep-people have let your government grow up around u and now its has become an out of control MONSTER !!! Ready to turn on its own people !!!! When the country was founded the government was designed to perform 3 functions ONLY 3 !!!!! 1. To protect and defend our boarders with a military 2. To print the nations money 3. To make the nations laws !! And to make sure they are enforced . And thats it u idiots !!!!and now look we have a two-hundred year old OUT OF CONTROL MONSTER On our hands !!!! Now their in every facet of our lives and u people think u r free u r not free u r slaves to an out of control government !!! WAKE HE HELL UP PEOPLE !!! Before its to late, or just sink lower into poverty cause the plan they have in store for all of us / status quo the rich get richer the poor get poorer as the gap continues to widen!!!

    February 20, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. TEA-PARTYER

    Here is the irony, the gov. Prints 100's of billions of $ and gives it to themselves and their rich buddies and sticks the american people with the tab and there r no protests/demonstrations, and all america wants to know is HI Honey whats for dinner tonight? Then a few teachers have their benifits and salary reduced and their union crippled and OH MY GOD!! Its time to protest !!! Where were the protests when they spent us into OBLIVION !!! Get your heads out of your azz's and start opening your eyes !!!!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. TEA-PARTYER

    Heres some more irony – the only ones in this country to organize demonstrations about the bail outs was the teaparty movement and no one else ,and all of the sudden we are the bad guys, we r the only ones who spoke out in opposition to the bailouts while the rest of the country went about their daily business we protested all across the U.S.A. While every body else did nothing !!!!! Shame on all of u sheep !!!!!

    February 20, 2011 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
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