- Making News: Hurricane Rita Is Gone, but What's Left Behind?
The failure to be prepared for Katrina was a lesson for officials in Texas, but the massive evacuation of Galveston, Houston and other cities took a toll of its own. Cathy Booth-Thomas, Dallas Bureau Chief for Time magazine, discusses special problems faced by elderly evacuees, and looks at the attempts thousands to return home.
- Reporter's Notebook: The IRA Decommissions Its Weapons
In Belfast today, Canadian General John de Chastelain declared today that that the Irish Republican Army has -put beyond use" one of Europe's largest illegal arsenals. Reverend Harold Good, the Methodist minister who acted as a Protestant witness, agreed that conclusion is -beyond doubt." Will this mean the end to 30 years of bloody violence? We ask Gerry Moriarty, Northern Editor of the Irish Times, who joins us from Belfast.
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