- Newsmaker: US Dangerously Unprepared and Vulnerable to Attack Long before September 11, a bipartisan task force warned that America was vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Now, long after the panel proved to be right, it says the US is still -dangerously unprepared to prevent and respond to another attack,- including one with a weapon of mass destruction. Gary Hart, former US Senator from Colorado, is co-chair of the panel.
- Reporter's Notebook (Local): Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone Dead in Plane Crash
Senator Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila and daughter Marcia were killed today in a plane crash in his home state of Minnesota. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy campaigned earlier in the day with 58 year-old Wellstone, who was locked in a tight race for a third term. Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, recalls the spirited legislator who learned how to work the system and get things done across the aisle.
- Reporter's Notebook (National): A Baseball Dispute Goes to Trial
Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants, who is playing in this week-s World Series, gained fame for being the only player to ever hit 73 homers in a single season. By doing that, he produced a valuable homerun ball, which could be worth as much as a million dollars. Who owns the ball is the subject of a bitter court battle. Tyler Cunningham is covering the story for the Daily Journal, a legal newspaper in San Francisco.
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