WHEN GOV. ARNE Carlson last week sent two emissaries to the U.S. Senate to pitch Minnesota's support for a negotiated settlement with the tobacco industry, it looked an awful lot like payback time to anti-tobacco activists and clean-government advocates. Remember those eight all-expenses-paid days the guv and his missus spent soaking up the Australian sun in June 1996 in the company of four Phillip Morris execs? Arne's critics do, and they're betting that Carlson's support for the proposed $368 billion settlement--which Phillip Morris wants--has something to do... More >>>