- With 600 thousand acres of Southern California blackened in the state’s
worst fire in recent history, Congress moves to approve a measure to allow
incrased logging in federal forests. Environmental groups say the bill
would not have prevented the devastating fires.
- Congressional negoetiators reject a plan to require repayment of half of the aid package for Iraq.
- Homeless rights advvocates denounce the anti panhandling measure on San
Francisco’s ballot next week, authored by mayoral frontrunner Gavin Newsom.