U.N. Readies for Vote

* The United Nations is even busier than usual this week, as the organization of world nations gets ready for a final vote on a possible war with Iraq.

The United States wants the U.N. Security Council, a group of 15 members of the United Nations, to say again that Iraq has illegal weapons and that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has not been helping U.N. inspectors find those weapons.

The United States and Britain also want the United Nations to give Iraq a deadline for getting rid of those weapons. The deadline they are talking about is March 17, next Monday. If Iraq didn't get rid of the weapons by then, President Bush has said the United States would go to war to get rid of them and force Hussein out of power.

But some countries, including France, Russia and China, think that Iraq should be given more time to get rid of its weapons. The Security Council probably will vote this week. President Bush and other members of his administration have been calling world leaders to try to get them to support the United States in the vote.

Adu Leads U.S. Team

* G-O-A-L! G-O-A-L!

That's what 13-year-old Freddy Adu heard this weekend as he helped the U.S. under-17 team qualify for the world championship.

Freddy lives in Potomac but was born in Ghana. He is the youngest player to ever represent the United States in a world soccer competition.

The U.S. team won two of its three matches to become one of the 16 teams that will compete in Finland in August. Freddy scored a goal and had an assist in Wednesday's victory over Jamaica. He also had a goal and an assist in Sunday's win against Guatemala.

Freddy came to the United States when he was 8 and became a U.S. citizen last month.

-- From staff and wire reports

Freddy Adu, 13, scored in two U.S. team wins.