July 2, 2007

Today's Front Pages Analysis

Amid hunt for terror suspects, a musical memorial in the UK

A fast-paced investigation into car-bombing attempts in London and Glasgow, Scotland, made headlines across continents. “British anti-terror forces in high gear,” the Los Angeles Times said. “UK vows to stand up to Al Qaida threat,” said the Gulf News in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In the United Kingdom, The Daily Telegraph of London published a photo of a suspect being restrained after an attack on the Glasgow airport. “Police: we are closing in on UK network of terror,” The Herald in Glasgow said in reporting arrests.

In the United States, newspapers reported on the UK investigation -- The Dallas Morning News: “British police raid homes, assert link to al-Qaeda” -- and U.S. reaction -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Security added to overseas flights.”

Other news from London cast a different mood across front pages. “Rocking tribute to Di,” The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee said about a charity concert given in tribute to Princess Diana. The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post used photos to explain the event. And from Italy to Israel, Diana’s sons, Princes William and Harry, were pictured honoring their mother on what would have been her 46th birthday.

Monday’s research reports: A “way to shrink, grow fat” was reported at the top of The Washington Post. A scientific finding that stress can promote fat “could be revolutionary,” said The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., one newspaper that published the Post story. The Sun of Baltimore was “listening in on elephant’s calls” in a story about how elephants find meaning in vibrations. The discovery of “seismic chatter” could help hearing-impaired humans, the newspaper said.

Today’s photos: Evidence that residents are returning to Hurricane Katrina-devastated New Orleans? A sequence of photos in The Times-Picayune that shows increasing lights in the western side of the city.

kkennedy@freedomforum.org Kate Kennedy, a former newspaper Page One editor, is director/diversity programs.

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