All Things Considered for July 5, 2006
Jul 5, 2006 — Acclaimed mezzo soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson died of cancer Monday morning at her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The singer, who was 52, drew praise from critics, fans, musicians and composers for her striking voice and her unconventional choice of repertoire.
Jul 5, 2006 — The United Nations Security Council meets in a closed session to discuss implications of North Korea's testing of ballistic missiles in the past 24 hours. The United States has denounced North Korea's moves as provocation.
Jul 5, 2006 — When cooking author Julie Powell is looking for a hit of adolescent intensity, she heads for Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. Those books "suck me under and spit me out, feeling as drained and fulfilled as a hormone-crazed bookworm half my age," she says.
Jul 5, 2006 — Kenneth Lay, founder and vilified former chairman of scandal-ridden Enron Corp., died of a heart attack Wednesday morning. He was 64.