EDITORIALS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2003
Bush trip: Palestinian state
George Bush's trip to the Mideast shifts his war-dominated presidency into a new phase of high-stakes peacemaking. He goes in search of what has eluded many other U.S. presidents: a lasting settlement of the "Palestinian problem."

U.S. Supreme Court: Deportations
The U.S. Supreme Court refused last week to take a closer look at secret deportation hearings for immigrants suspected of having ties to terrorism.

Bees: Not just spelling
Finneytown's Nathanael Bonnell should be proud of himself. Even though he was eliminated in the National Spelling Bee Thursday, he worked hard and performed well.
OTHER OPINIONS
GUEST COLUMNIST - MELVIN MOORING II
Once a role model, Blair now a fraud
From a friend several states away, I heard the news and assumed that this infamous reporter from the New York Times was someone I didn't know.

Readers' Views
Letters to the editor.

Ordinance helps curb drug dealing
In response to a letter ("New loitering law attacks civil rights," May 29) criticizing the city's recent efforts to crack down on public drug dealing, I write to clarify the purpose and effect of the new drug-loitering law.
LOCAL VOICES
Memory helps sustain father's legacy
Last weekend my mom, my brothers, my sisters, and I got together to start settling my dad's estate. Not something I had looked forward to, or wanted to do, but something that needed to be done.
FORUM COVER FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2003
The color and image of money
In the days leading up to the U.S.-led invasion in March, deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein defiantly scorned the American leadership. But even as Saddam prepared for battle, his son Qusay was busy investing in the quintessential American product: Cash.

SPECIAL FEATURES
Music Hall Moments
We asked for your favorite memory of Music Hall to help us celebrate its 125th anniversary. Here are several installments of your letters:
SOUND OFF
How to contact your congressman
E-mail and Web page links, phone numbers and addresses for Tristate representatives.