- Newsmaker: States Eat into Anti-Tobacco Funds
A coalition of anti-smoking organizations are blasting Florida, Tennessee and several other states over the way they are using their shares of the 246 billion dollars generated by the national tobacco settlement. William Corr, executive vice-president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, calls states' cutting back on prevention programs "penny-wise and pound-foolish."
- Reporter's Notebook: How Do Olympic Torchbearers 'Win' the Honor?
Some 200,000 were nominated, but only 7000 were chosen to carry the Olympic torch across the country to the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Qualifications included not just embodying the Olympic spirit, but selling Chevrolets. Dave Arnold, of The Wall Street Journal reports that another 4000 spots will be reserved for celebrities and rewarding employees of corporate sponsors.
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