- Newsmaker: Bush Announces His New Treasury Secretary
Having announced his choice of railroad executive John Snow to be Secretary of the Treasury, President Bush is expected to name Stephen Friedman of Goldman Sachs as White House economic advisor. Bob Lenzner, national editor of Forbes magazine, takes a look at the industrialist who began his career in public life, and the aggressive, articulate investment banker who will likely become the newest players on the President-s economic team.
- Reporter's Notebook: Mormons, Native Americans and DNA
The Book of Mormon says that Native Americans are the descendents of ancient tribes of Israel. Now, doctoral student Thomas Murphy, a descendant of the earliest Mormon pioneers, is risking excommunication from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by claiming that genetic data disproves that relationship. Indiana University professor emeritus Jan Shipps has studied the Mormons for many years.
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