- Making News: Scientists Drill into the San Andreas Fault
In Monterey County, geologists have drilled two miles below the Earth's surface into what they say is an active section of the San Andreas Earthquake Fault. That was source of the temblor that destroyed San Francisco back in 1906. They say they are "inside the earthquake machine" for the first time. Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback, is one of the project leaders.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts Aided Gay Rights Case Today's LA Times reports that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts helped gay activists win "the single most important positive ruling in the history of the gay rights movement." In 1996, the Supreme Court ruled that a Colorado initiative discriminated on the bases of sexual orientation. Roberts participated on a pro bono basis for his Washington law firm. Will that help him with liberal opponents? What about Christian conservatives who've been his supporters? We hear from Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way and Phyllis Schlafly of the Eagle Forum. (An extended version of this feature was aired earlier today on To the Point.)