STAY OF EXECUTION Gonzalez • Rejected: GOP senators block a no-confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales, preventing the world from discovering what it already knows.
• He'd rather not: Peeking his well-coiffed 'do out of obscurity for just a moment, Dan Rather says that Katie Couric's ascent to CBS Evening News anchor was an attempt to "dumb it down—tart it up." Now back into your hole, Rather!
• Germans vs. Rappers: Super producer Timbaland is arrested in Germany after a bar brawl. The other guy's in the hospital. Rappers take this round.
• Abuse of power: FBI head Robert Mueller likes to cruise the skies in a jet meant for counterterrorism. Former directors have stuck to flying on commercial flights or in a Cessna.