- Making News: Threat Level Raised to Orange for the Holidays
With fresh intelligence suggesting that al Qaeda is planning multiple catastrophic attacks in the US, the Bush administration has raised the terror alert level to orange or high risk. Despite stepped-up security procedures across the country, Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge encouraged Americans to enjoy the holidays but to "be vigilant." Jack Reilly is an expert on domestic terrorism and preparedness at the Rand Corporation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Slides Chronicle the History of American Holiday Celebration
Amateur photography is repetitious and often boring even to those who were behind the cameras, snapping shots of family parties, vacations or holiday celebrations. So, why is a slide show of amateur pictures playing New York-s Pyramid Club Theater in the East Village, soon to move to the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood? Charles Phoenix's God Bless Americana: The Retro Holiday Slide Show has been recognized by the International Fringe Festival for its -unique theatrical experience.-
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