- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 30, 2001

Gore urges national unity
DES MOINES, Iowa Former Vice President Al Gore brought a message of unity to a Democratic forum yesterday, declaring that "there are no divisions in this country" and fighting terrorism is a mission for all.
"George W. Bush is my commander in chief," Mr. Gore said. "This country is more united than at any time I can remember in my lifetime."
Mr. Gore was the keynote speaker yesterday at the Iowa Democratic Party's biggest annual fund-raiser, but aides made it clear there would be nothing approaching partisanship in a state where the presidential nominating season begins.
"As Americans, all of us stand behind our president and send a message to the world that we will win this war against terrorism," Mr. Gore said.
Mr. Gore set a solemn tone for what had been planned as his first step back into the limelight since losing the narrow election last year.

Authorities seek twin fugitives
PENROSE, Colo. Authorities scoured an area of south-central Colorado yesterday for twin brothers suspected of killing a sheriff's deputy and shooting two other lawmen, critically injuring one.
Joel and Michael Stovall, 24, escaped from a sheriff's patrol car late Friday near Penrose, said Fremont County sheriff's spokesman Dean Richardson. Authorities said the brothers had been suspects in the shooting of a dog.
Mr. Richardson said Deputy Jason Schwartz, 26, who was driving the men to jail, was shot several times in the head in his patrol car. He died at a hospital.
Later, the brothers stole a pickup truck at gunpoint in Florence, about five miles from Penrose, Florence Police Chief Mike Ingle said. The area is about 90 miles southwest of Denver.
One of the brothers, sitting in the back of the pickup, used an assault rifle to fire at two officers who responded, hitting Cpl. Toby
Bethel twice in the back.

Former governor loses law license
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, who was convicted in the Whitewater case, has been stripped of his license to practice law in Arkansas.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza took the action on Friday in a lawsuit filed by the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.
The judge based his decision on Mr. Tucker's 1996 convictions in the Whitewater investigation.
Mr. Tucker was convicted of felony mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government after a trial with co-defendants James and Susan McDougal, former partners in Whitewater real estate with ex-President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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