- Newsmaker: Taliban Arrest of Overseas Aid Workers - The German-based charity Shelter Now International says it distributes food and water supplies and helps street children. Afghanistan's Taliban says it's promoting Christianity, a crime in that fundamentalist Moslem country. Amhed Rashid, of the Far Eastern Economic Review alerts that the situation threatens aid workers as well as relief efforts.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rebate Checks Are Actually Advances - The thirty-eight billion dollars being mailed to taxpayers are not a rebate of this year's taxes. David Milstead, who writes about financial matters for the Rocky Mountain News Service, says the money is actually an advance payment of a future tax cut. He helps us unravel the tax relief knot.
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