- Former President Reagan says he's developed writer's block; he's staring at blank pages as he tries to produce two books. A former press aide fabricated quotes for the president, but where is Larry Speakes when he's needed?

- Prosecutors in the Iran-Contra trial contend that, when Congress asks a question, the only legitimate responses are: honestly answer or don't answer. The latter course leads to contempt-of-Congress charges. The former avoids that possibility, although contempt for Congress can remain unspoken. - Ed Scott