- Newsmaker: Bush Offers Talks With North Korea - After first saying he would take his time in dealing with North Korea, President Bush has announced he will start negotiations on a broad range of issues, including production and exporting of missiles and deployment of soldiers on the border with South Korea. Robert Manning is a Fellow & Director of Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
- Reporter's Notebook: Geriatric Profiling: A New Drivers Test For the Elderly - Elderly people can be a risk on the road-but not just because of their age. Determining whose driving privileges should be withdrawn is a difficult and sensitive task. It's also expensive to give driving tests to all the people who reach a certain age. Now a researcher at UCLA and the Veterans' Administration has devised a screening process that could help make the highways safer with a minimum of trouble.
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