- Newsmaker: Campaign Finance and Tax Cut Clear Last Hurdles - With the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill surviving Senate challenges, White House strategists are planning next week's Congressional votes on President Bush's budget and tax plans. Time Magazine's Vivica Novak reviews the week ending and the key week ahead.
- Newsmaker (local broadcast): Milosevic Under Siege, if Not Arrest - Yugoslavia has reportedly issued an arrest warrant for former President Slobodan Milosevic. Eric Witty, of the Coalition for International Justice, calls a US demand tying economic aid to compliance with a UN war crimes tribunal more likely motivation than an altruistic commitment to justice.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Last Days of Spago Hollywood - The stars are crying in their soup as Spago enters the annals of Hollywood history. George Christy, of The Hollywood Reporter, likens the 19 year-old eatery to a "party you wanted to go to again and again," where owner and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck made everyone feel at home even though only the power players got window seats.
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