1. APhoto Fix: Proof of the rap group D12 ,attends the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome, Nov. 18, 2004. The rapper was shot to death early today at a nightclub along Eight Mile Road in Detroit, a publicist said. The death of Proof — whose real name is Deshaun Holton — was confirmed by Dennis Dennehy, the publicist for D12’s label, Interscope Records here.(AP Photo/ Alessandra Tarantino)
3. Humor Fix: David Letterman’s “Top Ten Signs Things Are Nuts At The New York Post” here.
5. Top of the News Fix: Poll: Bush 60% disapproval rating here, 29 indicted over Madrid bombings here, 2 CBS newsmen beaten in Caribbean hate crime here, Student expelled from Baptist college for being gay here, and 4 women beat Bingo winner to death over $1,000 jackpot here.
5. Opinion Fix: Mark Steyn/City Journal (Facing down Iran), Catherine Seipp/National Review (Not onboard with gay marriage), Charles Krauthammer/Time (Liberty, Equality, Mediocrity), Douglas Rowe/Townhall (Pondering fate of Sopranos’ gay mobster), and John Leo/US News & World Report (Gambling with America’s sweetheart).