Bush Surveys California Wildfire Damage
President Bush promises swift action and assistance to those in fire-ravaged southern California. Joined by Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwazenegger, he toured the charred remains of neighborhoods and met with distraught residents.
California Wildfire Victims Return to Charred Homes
Rancho Bernardo, Calif., homeowners finally see damage caused by wildfires ravaging Southern California. Residents had to flee their homes before dawn as giant flames headed their way, giving them little time to take precious items.
Descriptions of California Wildfires
Eyewitnesses describe the wildfires raging across Southern California, the displacement of homeowners, and the response of federal, state and local officials. They liken the fire to a disease, call it unpredictable, and gave it such names as "Ammo" fire.
Revised SCHIP Bill Unable to Defeat Veto, Again
The children's health insurance bill known as SCHIP came up for a vote again in the House. It was revised a bit by Democrats to try to gain enough Republican votes to override President Bush's promised veto. But they fell short once again.
Combat Medicine: Fast-Tracking Troops to Germany
Hours after being injured in Iraq, Lt. Kevin "Brad" Mellinger traveled more than 2,000 miles to an Army hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Innovations in combat medicine prepared doctors for his arrival: They saw his x-rays before he landed.
Migrants in San Diego Camp Killed in Fires
Four bodies are found at a burned out migrant camp east of San Diego. It's not known whether the wildfires ravaging southern California is responsible for their deaths. Also, some foreign families staying at Qualcomm Stadium left after concerns were raised regarding their legal status.
KPBS Radio Covers Wildfires Using Many Sources
San Diego public radio station KPBS informs listeners about the wildfires ravaging southern California through many sources. Though briefly knocked off the air, it was still a resource, adding maps of the fire and evacuation and shelter information to its Web site.
In Manifesto, Ministers United Against Intolerance
Fifty years ago, 80 white pastors in the Atlanta area took on segregationists in the Deep South. They took their beliefs to the front page of Atlanta's main newspaper in 1957, issuing what has been called The Ministers' Manifesto.
New Home Sales Unexpectedly Rise
Sales of new homes rose slightly in September. But new home sales still remain near the lowest level in a decade. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., accuses the Bush administration of "handcuffing" officials so they can't take strong action on the mortgage crisis.