- Making News: Cingular Wins Bidding War for AT&T; Wireless
In a deal that was finally complete at three in the morning, Cingular Wireless has won the auction for AT&T; Wireless with a bid of $41 billion. The deal will make Cingular the number one wireless provider in the US. Andrew Ross Sorkin, who covers mergers and acquisitions for the New York Times, has details on the deal that caught rival bidder Vodafone asleep at the wheel.
- Reporter's Notebook: Report Shows over 4,000 Priests Accused of Abuse in the US
With a national survey due out in two weeks, in Los Angeles today, the nation-s largest Catholic Archdiocese has released a report saying that 244 priests and other officials have been accused of molesting 656 minor children since 1931. Do the numbers tell the whole story? Richard McBrien, an author and professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, looks at celibacy, marriage and the growing schism between the Church and its flock.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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