- Newsmaker: Enron Collapse Could Ripple through Energy World - The assets of Texas-based Enron have dropped from 62 billion to under two billion in less than a year, and rival Dynegy just withdrew its merger offer. The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Smith traces the fortune of the company that was supposed to revolutionize the energy business but now finds itself on the verge of bankruptcy.
- Reporter's Notebook: Leahy's Anthrax Letter - Friday is the day investigators hope to open a letter containing enough anthrax to kill 100,000 people. Rick Weiss of The Washington Post, paints the scene as the FBI and Army don protective gear and prepare to open the anonymous letter sent to Senator Patrick Leahy, the most critical piece of evidence in the anthrax attack.
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