Beslan Hostages


Written on Friday, September 03, 2004 by Jessica

The happenings in Beslan are horrifying. What kind of people are these Chechen rebels who hold children hostage and withhold food, water and sanitary facilities from them? For me, this story eclipses Hurricane Frances as it approaches the west Florida coast; journalists are giving them equal time -- more time to Frances, actually, even though the Beslan massacre is billed as the "top" story.