- Newsmaker: Surplus Power Triggers Desalination Plans - In an ironic twist to the energy crunch, Californian may soon be getting ocean water from the tap. The state may soon produce enough surplus power to operate desalination machines, once considered too expensive. Ron Gastelum, of the Southern California Metropolitan Water District, says it's a mater of applying new energy considerations to an old concept.
- Reporter's Notebook: eBay turns to TV Media - E-bay, one of the only true profit-making Internet businesses, is looking to branch out. It's teaming with Columbia Tristar Televison to develop a new program devoted to those who love the online auctioneer. Kevin Pursglove, senior communications director for eBay, elaborates on the online marketplace's plans to expand its reach.