In today's issue, we thought you'd find the "missing" or "glossed over" stories you didn't hear about pretty interesting:
- Hollywood writers and actors are nearing a strike deadline, Tuesday at midnight. At stake, 82,000 jobs and $7 billion in business.
- Violence again in the Middle East as mortar attacks continue along with a suicide bomber. But on the positive side, Israeli Foreign Minister Simon Perez and Egyptian President Mubarak met to discuss a possible cease-fire.
- The trial of Sara Olson begins tomorrow. The former member of the SLA and fugitive is accused of planting bombs underneath police cars. The SLA was the organization that kidnapped Patty Hearst, who was later convicted of bank robbery and is expected to be the prosecution's chief witness. Hearst wrote in her book that Olson was in the bank the day of the robbery and prosecutors are considering murder charges against Olson as a result.
- The seige of a building at Harvard University by students enters its 12th day. Students stormed the building in support of the university's custodians, who are demanding higher wages. Many of them earn minimum wage. University officials say they will not allow the students to influence pay policy. So far, the protest has been peaceful.
- An investigator into the death of Dale Earnhart told the Orlando Sentinal that the seatbelt wasn't the cause of his death because it was found in-tact after the crash.
- 5 of the 6 former squad members joined Bob Kerrey in saying they not only encounted and returned fire, but also they did not intentionally kill civillians. A second Vietnamese witness has come forward supporting the claim made by former squad member Klan that it was intentional. Debate also continues into whether Kerrey should return the Bronze Star he earned as a result of this incident.
- 4 Navy crewman in the U.S.S. Greenville collision have been issued Letters of Admonishment, which will harm their chances for promotion.
- 3 US businessmen have been released unharmed after being lured to Nairobi, Kenya in an internet scam seeking investors. The 3 used a website looking for investors and found a man in Nairobi who was interested and actually paid for their trip. Upon arrival, they were kidnapped and held in chains for several days until their release.
- Investigations get underway tomorrow in Peru over the cause of the accidental downing of a plane carrying plane thought to have been drug smugglers, but carrying US Missionaries instead.
But there was plenty of time for:
- A report on a local boxer
- Coverage of local skateboarders who would like and are trying to become professional
- Bird watching in Hoquim
- Computer scanner prices dropping, together with a Consumer Report about which scanners perform best
- Continuing coverage into maintenance problems plaging Alaska Airlines
- IN-DEPTH coverage of the water controversy in Idaho's Snake River basin. Seems there is plenty of water in the dam, but there's a battle over what to do with the excess.
1. Federal and Tribal government want part of it used to help salmon because river levels are lowQuite frankly, this is an IDAHO story! so why are we making a big deal over it?
2. The Bonneville Power Authority wants part of it used to help provide power to Washington State and to help recoup costs
3. Idaho wants part of it used for irrigation to help farmers