- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 15, 2001

Hillary urges a hold on Vieques bombing
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico New York Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday urged the White House to "think through" plans to resume military exercises next month on Vieques, citing unfinished health studies.
"Those health studies are still not completed, but bombing is going to begin again on Aug. 1," Mrs. Clinton said in Puerto Rico. "I would certainly urge the administration and the Navy to think through that decision."
Mrs. Clinton, who supports an immediate end to the bombing, spoke after meeting with protesters jailed for trespassing on Navy lands during military exercises.

Aircraft tests solar power
BARKING SANDS, Hawaii Helios, a long, thin plane intended to fly higher than any unmanned aircraft ever, took off yesterday on its first solar-powered test flight.
The craft, piloted remotely, took off from the Pacific Missile Range Facility during the morning after a slight delay caused by clouds.
The aircraft headed west across the Pacific, north of the neighboring island of Niihau, said John Hicks, program manager for the project based at Dryden Flight Research Center near Los Angeles.
The flight, aiming for an altitude of 70,000 to 80,000 feet, was expected to continue into the night, probably close to midnight, Mr. Hicks said.

Gifts pour in for septuplets
Gifts and donations poured in yesterday to Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, where newly born septuplets were fighting for survival in an intensive care unit.
Doctors refrained from direct contacts with the news media yesterday, but a recorded message at the hospital's public relations office said that two days after their birth, five of the babies remained on lung ventilators.

Woman to undergo psychosexual tests
SALT LAKE CITY A 20-year-old baby-sitter who admits she had sexual contact with 8- and 9-year-old boys blamed the boys for terrorizing her into the acts.
District Judge Leslie Lewis on Friday delayed Amy K. Nelson's sentencing for 90 days and ordered her to undergo a psychosexual evaluation by prison psychologists.
Nelson said the first of five episodes occurred when she was showering and the boys took her clothes. To get her clothing back, Nelson claims, she had to let them touch her.
"We're talking about little boys," Judge Lewis countered. "She's an adult. She could have stopped going to the home . It appears she's in major denial."

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