Secretary Baker calls Arab-Israeli problems "extremely difficult," "intractable" and "very long-standing." But besides that relations aren't bad.

- The just-landed space shuttle Atlantis covered 2,480,016 miles on its mission - nearly as far as our luggage once traveled by domestic airliner.- Tobacco companies should stop sponsoring sporting events, says Health and Human Services Secretary Sullivan. Here's the headline: "Butt Out."

- Bill Tammeus, Kansas City Star