- Making News: President Bush Turns to Wall Street for Treasury Secretary
After weeks of uncertainty, John Snow has been replaced as Secretary of the Treasury. President Bush named Henry Paulson, CEO of the Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs, to become his "principal advisor on the broad range of domestic and international economic issues that affect the well-being of all Americans." Edmund Andrews, who writes on economics for the New York Times, says even he didn't see Paulson's nomination coming.
- Reporter's Notebook: Climber's Death on Mt. Everest Sparks Ethical Debate
Sir Edmund Hillary first climbed Mt. Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953. This year, 300 people have reached the summit, bringing a crowd of guides and supporters to the world's highest mountain. Now Hillary has become embroiled in a controversy after dozens of people passed by a 34-year old climber as he was dying a thousand feet short of the summit. Tom Sjogren, who climbed Everest in 1999 and runs Explorers Web, says even before David Sharp's death, the Everest situation was out of control.
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