- The Washington Times - Friday, October 5, 2001

Trade Center flag now on carrier

The American flag planted by New York firefighters in the ruins of the World Trade Center has now been hoisted aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean, the vessel's captain said yesterday.

Capt. Rich O'Hanlon, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, told ABC's "Good Morning America" program the flag was raised on his vessel during a solemn ceremony this week.

Signed by New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and New York Gov. George E. Pataki, the flag became a symbol of American pride and defiance following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


Hanssen gave away identity of general

Convicted FBI spy Robert P. Hanssen gave away the identity of a Russian army general who was one of the United States' best sources in the Soviet military, lawyers familiar with the Hanssen case said yesterday.

Hanssen disclosed his 1979 betrayal of Dimitri Polyakov during discussions in recent months with prosecutors, according to the lawyers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Hanssen avoided the death penalty after agreeing to plead guilty to espionage and detailing his espionage activities to U.S. intelligence officials.

Despite Hanssen's turning over Polyakov's name to the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence agency, the Russian general was not arrested until 1986, after CIA spy Aldrich Ames gave his name to the KGB. Mr. Polyakov was recalled to Moscow from an overseas posting and executed.


Hemingway son dies in Miami

MIAMI In another tragic death in the Hemingway family, Gregory, youngest son of the late writer Ernest, died Monday in a Miami jail after being arrested for indecent exposure.

The cause of death was hypertension and cardiovascular disease, said corrections department spokeswoman Janelle Hall.

Mr. Hemingway, 69, led a troubled life fueled by a difficult relationship with his famed father. He had a sex-change operation and suffered through bouts of drinking and depression, acquaintances said.


Couple sentenced in death of girl

GOLDEN, Colo. A judge yesterday sentenced a married couple to probation and community service for their role in the death of a 10-year-old girl who suffocated during a psychotherapy session.

Prosecutors had asked for a prison sentence for Jack McDaniel, 48, and Brita St. Clair, 42, in the April 2000 death of Candace Newmaker, but the judge was persuaded by a sentencing report that recommended against sending the two to prison.

They were assisting two therapists, Connell Watkins and Julie Ponder, who were convicted in April of reckless child abuse and sentenced to 16 years in prison.


Wall collapses, trapping construction workers

CARSON, Calif. The roof of a giant sewage tank under construction collapsed yesterday, dropping 11 workers some 50 feet into a web of steel rods and wet concrete.

Four of the workers were taken to hospitals with injuries ranging from a punctured lung to major fractures. The others had minor injuries.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Roland Sprewell said two workers had been impaled on rebar the steel rods used to reinforce concrete after falling into the tank, which is 50 feet high and 120 feet wide.

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