- Newsmaker: Tom Ridge and Homeland Defense Cabinet Post - The most specific announcement in President Bush's speech to America last night was the appointment of Tom Ridge to head a cabinet-level office of homeland security. Jim O'Toole, of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, offers several reasons why the President chose the Pennsylvania governor to head the new cabinet coordination efforts.
- Reporter's Notebook: Philadelphia Hockey Stops, Ends with Bush Speech on Scoreboard - Last night's hockey game at Philadelphia's First Union Center between the Flyers and New York Rangers began with fistfights but ended with handshakes. Tim Panaccio, sportswriter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, recounts how rabid hockey fans called a time out to hear from their President.
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