- Newsmaker: Illinois Clemency Hearings for Death Row Inmates
In what could be the most extensive review of capital punishment in American history, clemency hearings are underway for at least 140 of Illinois- 160 death row inmates. Steve Mills, who is covering the hearings for the Chicago Tribune, traces the history of the state-s application of the death penalty, the reasons for the current review, and the possibility of a blanket clemency.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Australia Mourns Victims of Bali Terrorist Bombing
Its relations with Indonesia have often been troubled, especially after Australia supported independence for East Timor. Yet, even after last October-s travel advisory, the one Indonesian destination Aussies always considered safe was the Hindu island of Bali. Tom Allard, of the Sydney Morning Herald, reports that there is shock, anger and dismay over the terrorist bombing in Bali, the worst peace-time disaster in Australian history.
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