- Making News: Panel Advises Over-the-Counter Status for Morning-After Pill
By a 23-to-4 vote, advisory committees to the Food and Drug Administration have recommended overwhelmingly that Plan B be sold over the counter in pharmacies nationwide. Vicki Kemper, who is reporting the story for the Los Angeles Times, says the FDA commissioner will face considerable pressure from advocates and opponents of the morning-after birth-control pill in the continuing battle between science and politics.
- Reporter's Notebook: Brazilians Claim They Were the First Ones to Fly
President Bush marked the 100th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville Wright's first flight in North Carolina, by saying that achievements in aviation and space flight demonstrate the virtues of the -American character.- But the Wright brothers may not have been the first who took to the air. Mauro Lins de Barros, an aeronautics engineer in Rio de Janeiro, says the story of Alberto Santos-Dumont offers an alternative version of aviation history.
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