Maryland Science Center
Noble: Worthe Holt, the 2007 Indiana Aviator of the Year. He's a board-certified physician and a colonel in the Indiana Air National Guard. He's the executive vice president and regional chief operating officer of St. Vincent Health, an Indianapolis not-for-profit hospital and health care system. The number of flying hours he logs to maintain his status as a combat pilot basically amounts to that of a full-time soldier and he still manages to coach his two sons' ice hockey team.
Reid C. Tait, 84, retired judge
Every day for weeks on end, injured Army pilot Joseph Luciano talked to an answering machine at Walter Reed hospital, trying to get an appointment for a heart scan.
President Bush yesterday used a July Fourth speech to airmen in West Virginia to brace Americans for another year of war in Iraq, saying the U.S. struggled for six years in the Revolutionary War to win independence from Britain.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson showcased his foreign policy credentials yesterday, saying both that the United States needs to reward Iran if it stops developing nuclear weapons and that a nuclear-armed Islamic republic is "unacceptable."
Dan Rather no doubt spoke for many viewers when he recently accused his former bosses at "CBS Evening News" of trying to revive the ailing broadcast by "dumbing it down and tarting it up."
Three National Guard soldiers deployed as part of President Bush's plan to curb illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border will answer charges tomorrow in a Texas federal court to conspiring to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States.