We all could use a good walk. Traffic engineers, health care workers and safety experts are converging on Washington's Dupont Plaza Hotel for a three-day conference on "Making America Walkable." On the agenda: safety ("A pedestrian is killed every hour-and-a-half in this country," says U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater) as well as promoting what the conference organizers call the complete "cultural and social integration of walking."
Thursday's season premiere of The Fred Thompson Show — otherwise known as Congressional campaign finance hearings — will feature a handful of Buddhist nuns, all dressed in their robes of immunity and ready to talk Gore. Says TIME's Michael Weisskopf: "It's good TV."