- Newsmaker: Mir Space Station - Russian space officials have restored contact with the Mir space station after a 24-hour period that sparked fears the unmanned craft could smash into populated areas. James Oberg, former Johnson Space Center engineer, updates us on the aging ship that's become an ugly step-sibling to the new international space station.
- Reporter's Notebook: World Series of Poker - This month's Harper's features a piece by a poet-novelist who rubbed shoulders with poker's professional elite at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada. The magazine fronted James McManus the ten thousand-dollar entry fee to test his best poker face against Larry Flynt, evangelical Christians and Amarillo Slim.
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