Calif. election contests at high pitch

Two northern California Republican congressmen are increasingly vulnerable, with polls showing their Democratic challengers running neck-and-neck. President Bush visited their districts this week to bolster their sliding fortunes.


National Clips

BANGOR, Maine: 1,500 march to ‘Bring the troops home’ CHICAGO: Black women organize anti-violence project BUCKHANNON, W.Va.: Sago Mine workers take own lives LINCOLN, Neb.: Elk defies police, escapes rush hour


The Swift-boating of John Murtha?

PITTSBURGH — One thing Congressman John Murtha (D-Pa.) has learned from 32 years in the House of Representatives and 37 years in the Marine Corps is how to fight.


Supporter gives weeks pay, asks others to do same

NEW YORK — “I gave a week’s salary,” Gabe Falsetta said, referring to his contribution to the People’s Weekly World fund drive. “I like to go to the theater as often as I can, but I feel like, if I have to skip a couple of plays, it’s well worth it.”

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