Sept. 10, 2001. Cloudless skies welcome the sun to the East Coast at 6:32 a.m. This Monday looks to be a beautiful late summer day; however, Tuesday might see some storms and clouds as a hurricane is approaching. The worst of Hurricane Erin is out at sea and will remain there, but rough weather still is expected along the New Jersey coast later today or early tomorrow.
Not that people are all that focused on the weather.
The gossip around the water coolers this morning revolves around the latest about California congressman Gary Condit and missing intern Chandra Levy; the U.S. Open final match Saturday between sisters Venus and Serena Williams; Michael Jordan's possible return - again - to the NBA; tomorrow's release of Bob Dylan's 43rd album, "Love and Theft"; and the summertime paranoia about shark attacks, "killer mold" and dangerous roller coaster rides.