Asleep at the Wheel Dept. Hans Bethe, the last of the great European physicists to flee Hitler and help develop atomic power in the U.S, died yesterday at age 98. He won the Nobel prize for showing how, in a step by step process, the sun fuses hydrogen into helium.

And what makes the front page of today’s Boston Globe instead? An angry family demanding $740,000 from NStar because their dog got accidentally electrocuted at one of NStar’s lamppost sites.

Hans Bethe: page D14. Dead dog: p. 1.

Who. Is. Running. This. Newspaper???