Yesterday's Story of the Day--the search for lost climbers on Mount Hood--is winding down as a new winter storm is moving in. ABC's Neal Karlinsky took A Closer Look, noting that, despite the cost of the rescue operation, Oregon puts no limits on mountaineering, even in the depths of winter. "Protect my right to do stupid things," a rescue volunteer pleaded.
Also yesterday, we wondered whether the causes of the upsurge in violent crime had been summarized comprehensively by ABC's Pierre Thomas. NBC's Pete Williams chimed in with his anecdote-filled version, covering many of the same trends--mid-sized cities, armed teenagers, emphasis on Homeland Security--but he added the trade in illegal drugs as another factor.
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