- The Washington Times - Monday, February 19, 2001

Roger Clinton arrested for drunken driving

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. Roger Clinton, the younger half-brother of former President Bill Clinton, was arrested for investigation of drunken driving, police said yesterday.

Mr. Clinton, 44, was arrested early Saturday after an officer spotted him driving erratically through this seaside town, according to a news statement.

Mr. Clinton failed a balance and coordination test and was taken to the Hermosa Beach City jail for a breath test, which he failed, the statement said. Police did not immediately release the estimated alcohol level.

Mr. Clinton was released Saturday on his own recognizance.

Stiff wind delays Atlantis' homecoming

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Stiff wind prevented space shuttle Atlantis from returning to Earth yesterday, keeping the ship and its crew in orbit a 12th day.

Mission Control ordered the astronauts, on their way back from the International Space Station, to remain in orbit until this afternoon.

The wind was blowing too hard across the landing strip for a safe touchdown.

Police find car in Dartmouth slayings

STURBRIDGE, Mass. Two teen-agers wanted in the slayings of two Dartmouth College professors were seen at a truck stop where the car they were driving was found yesterday.

The silver 1987 Audi with Vermont license plates was spotted by a state trooper at the Sturbridge Isle truck stop along Interstate 84, about two miles from the Connecticut state line.

Robert Tulloch, 17, and James Parker, 16, both of Chelsea, Vt., were charged as adults with first-degree murder in the deaths of two professors on Jan. 27.

Two truck stop employees said yesterday they saw two teen-age boys matching the suspects' descriptions Friday evening. They also saw the Audi in the employee parking lot.

Firefighters battle 8,500-acre wildfire

POLK CITY, Fla. A 8,500-acre wildfire burning out of control closed a 10-mile section of Interstate 4 yesterday and forced the evacuations of dozens of homes.

The wind-driven fire near Polk City in central Florida had grown overnight from 2,000 acres and jumped to the south side of I-4, a heavily traveled route between Orlando and Tampa.

About 30 homes were evacuated east of Polk City and north of I-4.

No injuries or damage to homes were reported.

Barrymore's home damaged by fire

LOS ANGELES Actress Drew Barrymore and her comedian fiance Tom Green were awakened by their dog early yesterday in time to escape a fire that gutted their home.

"We're great," Miss Barrymore told reporters at the scene. "Other than the fact that the home burned down," Mr. Green added.

Firefighters estimated $700,000 in damage in the home near Beverly Hills.

Antarctic skiers airlifted to McMurdo

The first two women to ski across Antarctica were airlifted early yesterday from a makeshift encampment at the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the safety of McMurdo Base, an expedition official said.

Ann Bancroft, 45, of Scandia, Minn., and Liv Arnesen, 47, of Oslo, Norway, completed their crossing of the Antarctic land mass a week ago, but had been stranded some 400 miles from the base by bad weather that prevented planes from picking them up.

56 percent of adults use the Internet

NEW YORK The Internet was used by 56 percent of the U.S. adult population last year as some 16 million new users ventured on line in the last six months, according to a study released yesterday.

In addition, nearly three-quarters of children ages 12 to 17 had Internet access, said the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which has been tracking Internet usage and habits since March.

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