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Sunday, July 25, 2004

Hot Corner: Nipping at the heels of the newsmakers


He's not supposed to keep secrets

Sandy Berger, national security adviser under President Clinton, has been keeping secrets - literally.

This past week Berger acknowledged that he accidentally - and quite improperly - took classified material out of a high-security reading room at the National Archives last year. Berger had been boning up on how the Clinton administration dealt with terror threats around the 2000 millennium when he inadvertently slipped several documents and notes he had made about them into his portfolio and took them home.

The Justice Department has been investigating Berger's actions since January. He returned some of the material, but says he lost the rest. Thomas Kean, chairman of the 9-11 commission, said copies of all the documents were reviewed, so Berger's actions did not hamper the commission's work.

The White House has known about the investigation since January and kept it quiet until this week, just before the 9-11 commission issued its report.

Oops! Sometimes secrets are just so darn hard to keep.

It's his image

Who can blame rock legend Peter Frampton for being a little peeved at finding his face displayed on the seat of a line of bikinis?

Frampton has sued Billabong, an Australian swimwear company, for putting his kisser on the keister end of the swimsuits. The company hoped to capitalize on his famous hit, "Baby, I Love Your Way," by putting the phrase "Baby, I love your waves" next to the face.

Frampton is right to make waves.




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