- Making News: Tony Blair Says the Rules Are Changing on Extremism
A month after 56 Londoners died in bombings on buses and subways, and two weeks after a second attempt that failed, Prime Minister Tony Bair today announced that "the rules of the game have changed," and promised a crackdown on all foreign nationals preaching extremism. George Jones, Political Editor of London's daily Telegraph, says the Prime Minister has placed the rights of peaceful citizens above the rights of suicide bombers.
- Reporter's Notebook: Del McCoury's Bluegrass
Bluegrass music developed after World War II, named for the Blue Grass Boys, a band led by Bill Monroe. When Del McCoury was growing up, everyone was listening to Elvis, but he was into bluegrass. Since the late 1960-s, McCoury-s had a band of his own. Still at it and with a brand new release, The Company We Keep, he thinks the bluegrass tradition will survive for generations to come.
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