- Making News Anti-Terror Money Stuck in Bureaucracy, Misdirected
Since September 11, Congress has approved no less than $6.3 billion to help local responders prepare for attacks of terrorism, but 80 percent of it is mired in bureaucracy, and the money that has been spent isn-t going where it-s really needed. That-s according to the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. Josh Meyer, who reports for the Los Angeles Times, has details on the problems, the process and the prognosis.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rats in New York and LA
Today-s Los Angeles Times describes a man in Brooks Brothers suit and cuff links, walking the alleys of downtown Beverly Hills. He-s not scouting movie locations or walking off an unsuccessful date, but looking for rats. Robert Sullivan is author of a book subtitled, Observations of the History and Habitat of the City-s Most Unwanted Inhabitants, about an animal that-s always with us, and which can be fascinating.
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