HEAT INDEX

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8 Ted Turner Only finds out how much he matters when he says he'll walk away from AOL Time Warner. Atlanta Journal & Constitution begs him to turn his energies to Atlanta, and he's must see TV on "60 Minutes II."

6 Daddy Murdoch Rupert Murdoch, 72, expecting his sixth child by third wife, raising more speculation about succession at News Corp. Lachlan, 31, and James, 30, are in line to share running the company when Dad steps down...sometime before he's 100.

4 PBS The board of the Public Broadcasting System agreed to let corporate sponsors that spend at least $2.5 million run 30-second messages, but left in the prohibition against direct selling of goods. So they're really not commercials.

2 Aaron Brown Decides to stick with Bob Hope Chrysler Classic golf tourney rather than anchor coverage of space shuttle crash for CNN, making NBC's Tom Brokaw look like a hero for cutting short his Virgin Islands snorkeling trip.

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