COVER: U. S. streets are under siege, but how to respond to all those beggars?
Pedestrians have long struggled to act wisely and generously when confronted by the destitute. Now some officials and even advocates for the poor suggest that giving to panhandlers may only make the problem worse: the more handouts, the more hands are out. Have Americans reached the limit of their patience, their charity and their pocket change? See LIVING.
NATION: Bush and Dukakis battle over the Pledge of Allegiance
The Vice President wraps himself in the flag and tries to tie Dukakis in knots. --...