- Newsmaker: UN Press Conference on Weapons Inspections in Iraq
In Vienna, after successfully concluding negotiations, UN weapons inspectors and Iraqis have held a news conference to answer questions about the -practical arrangements- for inspectors to go back to Iraq. Ian Traynor, foreign correspondent for London-s Guardian newspaper, reports on what-s in, what-s out, and how the US is likely to respond.
- Reporter's Notebook: Barbershops Hub of Talk, Real Marketing
The film Barbershop, which has created a stir because of dialogue that makes fun of revered African-American leaders, is a huge hit with black audiences. It-s also focused attention on a revitalized relic of American life and culture. What-s more, according to Maureen Tkacik of the Wall Street Journal, these popular social hubs have become an influential center of contemporary marketing.
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