Thursday's intriguing people
May 19th, 2011
09:22 AM ET

Thursday's intriguing people

Christine Lagarde

The French finance minister is a front-runner to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the International Monetary Fund. If chosen, Lagarde will be the first woman to run the IMF. Known for being direct, she is one of Europe's most prominent figures in the world of international finance.

“She is enormously impressive, politically astute and a strong personality. At finance meetings all over the world, she is treated practically like a rock star," former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff told The New York Times.

Mina Habib

The 25-year-old Afghan journalist is one of few women in the Kabul press corps. She and other female reporters brave death threats and family disapproval to uncover corruption and shed light on the major issues happening in their country.

Habib, whose father served as an official in the Afghan Defense Ministry, grew up in a family of seven children. Her parents want her to get married; however, despite requests from potential suitors to quit her job, her commitment to her profession remains strong.

"Journalists have a close connection with people, so I decided to become a journalist to convey their problems and voices to the government," she told the Los Angeles Times.

Schyler Rullman

The Nevada high school senior will graduate next month with the ultimate perfect attendance record - he has not missed a day of school since kindergarten. Rullman's commitment to his goal never wavered, coming to school even when he was sick.

"I wanted to do something that no one else did, or not very many people have ever done. It's hard to do, so I'll stick to it," he told Reno's KOLO-TV.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Taco Joe

    Me ! I am the most intreugigng person this Thursday. I enjoy eating tacos and burritos and drinking soda. Beef tacos are the best. i think. Some people really enjoy chicken or fish tacos rhough. If i am still here at lunch time and dont get swooped up to heaven during the rapture, i just might get some good TexMex for lunch. YUMMMMMMM ! : )

    May 19, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. Taco Joe

    It sure is wonderful to be Thursday ! Almost happy weekend time !

    May 19, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cricket

    Pork tacos are the best.

    May 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ellis from Panama

    I once had an colan rupture, Im dying of @ids

    May 20, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ellis from Panama

    Is there a doctor in the blog?

    May 20, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
    • NameAqui

      Yes, but he doesn't have any gloves so you'll have to apply pressure to your own tripitas....hey, tripitas tacos!!!!!!!!

      May 21, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |