A summary of what's in the major U.S. newspapers.
April 18 2004 6:51 AM


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A bittersweet "Vows" column in the NYT tells the story of Doreen Noone, who married her fiance's best friend, Brooklyn police sergeant Edward Wheeler, after the fiance, Brooklyn firefighter Kevin Prior, was killed on 9/11. After struggling with guilt for months, Wheeler proposed to Noone last September on a memorial bench dedicated to his late best friend. "I told her I did it here because I wanted Kevin to be a part of it, because he gave me the greatest gift in the world."

Correction, April 19, 2004: This article originally misspelled the name of the British intelligence agency. It is MI5, not M1-5. Return to the corrected sentence.

Michael Brus, a former Slate assistant editor, is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City. He is on the clinical faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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