Show rundown for 2/18/2004

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Dean to Suspend Candidacy Bid

Howard Dean will hold a press conference today in Burlington, VT. He is expected to announce the end to his campaign for president in 2004.

Detroit Prosecutor Sues Ashcroft

A federal prosecutor is suing Attorney John Ashcroft for interfering with a in a major terrorism case, compromising a confidential informant and exaggerating results in the war on terror.

Judge Protests Mandatory Sentencing

Two judges are the latest to protest mandatory sentencing guidelines. Judge Robert Cindrich resigned this month as District Judge for Western Pennsylvania.

The Great Influenza

John Barry, author of the new book "The Great Influenza," talks about lessons from the flu epidemic of 1918.

MTBE in Gas

The gasoline additive MTBE was due to be phased out because of environmental concerns, but the Bush administration has put on the brakes.

Snowmobiles in Yellowstone

A federal judge has threatened to hold National Park Service officials in contempt for violating his orders and allowing more snowmobiles in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Colombia’s Refugee Crisis

The worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere is in Colombia, where as many as three million people are refugees.

The Elderly in Debt

A new study called "Retiring in the Red" shows that older Americans are taking on more debt, by borrowing on their credit cards.

Pasta’s Proponents with Scott Haas

Food critic Scott Haas shows us that despite the carbs, some say pasta is good for you.

This program aired on February 18, 2004.

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