- Making News: Pope John Paul II Rushed to Hospital with Flu Relapse
Pope John Paul II is back in the hospital having suffered a relapse of breathing problems caused by the flu, and is expected to undergo a tracheotomy to facilitate breathing. From Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, where she is reporting for the Christian Science Monitor and Britain-s Guardian, Sophie Arie speculates on the health of the 84 year-old pontiff, who's medical condition is being closely guarded by the Vatican.
- Reporter's Notebook: Conference of State Legislatures Criticize No Child Left Behind Law
The President's reform program for accountability in public education, called No Child Left Behind, is causing problems all over the US. That's the conclusion of a bipartisan panel of state legislators, which, after 10 months of staff work and hearings around the country, praises the programs goal but says major changes need to be made. Steve Kelley, Democratic State Senator from Minnesota is co-chair of the task force.
Guardian article on the Pope's hospitalization
US-Russia Joint Fact Sheet on Bratislava Initiatives
Joint Statement on US-Russia Energy Cooperation
Joint Statement on Russia's accession to World Trade Organization
Remarks by Presidents Bush, Putin in press availability
Senators McCain, Lieberman on suspending Russia's G8 membership
Lipman's column on President Putin, Russia