- Newsmaker: Will Kids' Letters to Santa Get Answered This Year?
Those letters to Santa Claus your children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces wrote this year: With the anthrax scare, Santa was required to take unprecedented precautions. Rick Brooks, who covers the package-delivery industry for The Wall Street Journal, laments the unfortunate irony that that may keep many lumpy lopsided letters from reaching their intended target.
- Reporter's Notebook: Hunger in the Suburbs
Hunger has become a growing problem in the world's most prosperous country, extending well beyond skid row and the homeless to the suburbs of America. Douglas O'Brien, of America's Second Harvest, is troubled that the government has relinquishing responsibility for feeding them to private charities.
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