For two years, the investigators in Operation Innocent Images quietly went about their work. Last week they sprang the trap. Federal agents arrested a dozen people across the country, alleging they used America Online to exchange digitized photographs of young children posing naked or engaged in sex.
When last we tuned in, those magnificent men in their sailing machines had managed to run aground in a courtroom. The fate of the sterling America's Cup, trophy of the world's most famous yachting competition, had been reduced to a debate over ill-defined rule books and hoary royal charters.
Stung at the polls, Kohl moves to co-opt the left Suddenly, "Wunderkohl" looked like "Blunderkohl." When the architect of German unification smashed his rivals in national elections last December, he seemed well on the way to becoming the most powerful German leader since Konrad Adenauer.