4. A Council member

6. Take the four-wheeler for these

9. 'Schindler's ____'

10. Eureka!

12. An eye has it

13. Understand

14. Kind of blue

15. Legal ending

16. Assault and _______

17. Fleur de ___

20. FedEx rival

22. He gives an address

24. It's for a drive

25. Double 27 down

28. Graphics work, or a bounder

30. Needles' partner

31. ___ the flame

32. A brain's acronym

33. Australian bird

35. Massachusetts university

38. Limp

39. What library books are

40. Have the funds for


1. Hides

2. Patterns of copper foil on a piece of insulation

3. One who edits

5. It's what's inside

7. It slips sometimes

8. is one

10. Environmental Protection ______

11. Finished dinner

18. Greyhound is not a car, it ......

19. Napoleon Solo, e.g.

21. Noise

23. Goat's cousin

26. Union's ironclad

27. Plug-in RAM chip

29. What you do for a job

31. Lightness or blunder

33. Front or back

34. French one

36. Ziegfeld

37. Illinois capital's law enforcement, initially

For the answers, go to and click on Crossword/Puzzle.


Should President Bush create a governmentwide chief information officer post?

Creating an Office of Information Policy with an annual budget of $200 million is outrageous and won't serve the taxpayers well.

For example, the Office of Management and Budget could do this task with a lot less fanfare. I understand this job would go to a political appointee, meaning that there is no continuity of leadership'although sometimes knowing less about the government means more.

There are no magic bullets that lead to better communications, but do we really need a czar? Information needs to be reviewed before it is released to the public; and I am afraid security for the country could be jeopardized. In other words, there is more to be lost than gained.

'Norman E. Harris, former Defense Department employee

For other responses, go to and select Readers Speak.


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