- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 1, 2001

Bus overturns 35 injured
FAIRPLAY, Colo. — A tourist bus from Minnesota carrying about 45 teens and adults overturned near the summit of a mountain pass yesterday afternoon, injuring about 35 persons.
Five passengers were injured seriously and taken to hospitals, said Robert Leyba, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol.
The bus overturned at about 4 p.m. on 10,000-foot Kenosha Pass, about 45 miles southwest of Denver, and shut down a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 285.

American Airlines, union set deal
DALLAS — Federal mediators said American Airlines and its flight attendants union reached a tentative agreement on a new contract yesterday, just hours before the White House had threatened to step in and prevent a midnight strike.
"The National Mediation Board is pleased to announce that American Airlines and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants reached an agreement in principle today," the federal board said in a statement.
A spokeswoman for the world's largest airline declined to release the terms of the agreement, which must still be approved by the union's 23,000 members.

Actors', producers' deadline looms
LOS ANGELES — Negotiators for Hollywood actors and producers were meeting yesterday in an 11th-hour effort to reach a new contract and avert what could be a crippling walkout for the TV and movie industry.
Talks began yesterday morning and were expected to continue into the night.

Man held in threats to Lieberman
EAST HAVEN, Conn. — A man has been arrested for making threatening telephone calls to Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, according to court papers.
In one call, the man also alluded to possibly causing a "body count" at a federal building, the New Haven Register reported yesterday, citing an arrest affidavit.

Satellite seeks Big Bang's light
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA satellite built to give scientists their best picture yet of the early universe was launched from Cape Canaveral yesterday, its mission to find and measure the "fossil light" left from the Big Bang.
The $145 million Microwave Anisotropy Probe, or MAP, satellite left Earth aboard a Delta II rocket launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:46 p.m. EDT.
"The whole science community is agog over this mission," said Alan Bunner, a NASA cosmologist. He said MAP should produce "an image of the universe as seen in the fossil light that is still present from the Big Bang."

Mother believes 'devil' in her, brother says
DALLAS — A mother charged with drowning her five children in a bathtub told family members from jail that she thinks the devil is in her, her brother said.
Andrea Yates, 36, told visiting siblings during a Sunday visit that she feared she was possessed, her brother Andrew Kennedy told the Dallas Morning News in editions published yesterday.

Young girl dies in closed vehicle
RIALTO, Calif. — A 3-year-old girl died after her foster mother accidentally left her inside a closed utility vehicle, police said.
The girl was found unconscious, not breathing and drenched in sweat with a temperature of 108 degrees, said Randy Emon, supervising deputy county coroner.
Linda Montano, 48, told police that she didn't realize the girl was still in the back seat of her sport utility vehicle after she arrived home with three foster children Friday, Lt. Joe Cirilo said.

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