- Newsmaker: Ministers Denounce Hahn -Hush Money- Leaders of three African-American churches have expressed discomfort at the receipt of 25,000-dollar grants from LA Mayor James Hahn. The unsolicited grants coincided with Hahn-s announcement that he would not support a second term for LAPD Chief Bernard Parks. Beth Barrett, of the Daily News, has more on the hush money story.
- Reporter-s Notebook: LACMA Becomes One of the World's Top in Islamic Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has scored a major coup with the acquisition of 775 new objects of Islamic Art. Said to be worth some 15 million dollars, the pieces have been collected over 40 years by Columbia University Professor Maan Madina. Linda Komaroff, LACMA-s curator of Islamic art, says the acquisition provides a -good counterbalance- to the events of September 11.