- Newsmaker: Contracted Security at US Airports - Despite ongoing demands for increased airport security, a man got seven knives, a can of mace and a stun gun past an x-ray machine at O'Hare International Airport. Chicago Tribune's Jon Hilkevitch argues that low pay, dead end jobs and high turnover plague airport security until the financial burden is shifted from the airlines.
- Reporter's Notebook: One Year After the 2000 Election Debacle - One year after the presidential election of 2000, a watchdog group that promotes open, accountable government is asking whatever happened to election reform? Ben Bycel, of Common Cause, affirms that modernizing viewpoints will be as critical as updating equipment in avoiding another election debacle like the one last year in Florida.
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