Representative Dean Heller, Republican from Nevada, to succeed Senator John Ensign, who plans to step down May 3 over a scandal involving an extramarital affair.
Cam Newton, as the first pick in the NFL draft, by the Carolina Panthers; the star QB led Auburn to a national championship earlier this year.
Phillip and Nancy Garrido, to the abduction, rape and imprisonment of Jaycee Lee Dugard, whom they kept locked up in their backyard for almost two decades.
Elmer Hauldren, 89, a.k.a. the Empire Carpet Man, known for his friendly demeanor and the company's catchy jingle, which goes "800 5-8-8, 2-300, Em-pire ... today!"
Miguel Angel Rodriguez, ex-President of Costa Rica, to five years in prison for accepting bribes from the French telecom giant Alcatel.
The Colt Single-Action Army revolver--a favorite of Wild West figures like Buffalo Bill Cody and Wyatt Earp--as Arizona's official state firearm.