- Newsmaker: Iraq-s -Urban Lair- War Strategy
In a televised address to his nation, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declared, -The forces of evil will carry their coffins on their backs to die in disgraceful failure.- He spoke on the anniversary of the end of Iraq-s war with Iran 14 years ago, and as President Bush is threatening war in the near future. Greg Miller, of the Los Angeles Times, has more on Saddam-s saber-rattling and the threat of urban warfare.
- Reporter-s Notebook: West Nile Virus Heads West
Since it first appeared in the US in 1999, the West Nile Virus has showed up in 34 states and the District of Columbia, mostly in birds. While most of the people infected develop only flu-like symptoms, in some cases, it can be fatal. This year, 112 human cases have been reported, more than half in the past week. Christine Gorman, who writes on health and science for Time magazine, reports on what to expect and what to do.
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