- Making News: Martha Stewart Sentenced
In a New York courtroom today, Martha Stewart was sentenced for her involvement in selling her ImClone stock on an insider tip. The long-suffering business diva will go to prison for five months, spend another five in home confinement, and pony up $30,000. University of Southern California law professor Susan Estrich assesses the court's choice of such a low sentence and its uncommon issuance of a stay pending Stewart's appeal.
- Reporter's Notebook: AIDS in East Asia
Forty million people are currently living with AIDS and 45 million more likely to become infected by 2010. Some 26 million are infected in sub-Saharan Africa alone. At the 15th annual AIDS Conference, which just ended in Bangkok, the World Health Organization has begun establishing new front lines against the disease, as it shifts from Africa to Thailand, Vietnam and China. Fadia Saadah, sector manager for health, nutrition and population of the East Asian region of the World Bank, has an update.
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