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Depending on the shuttle’s success, the National Park Service said it may also offer the program during the summer of 2009.

CONNECTICUT

Court: Town can control business

BERLIN — The state Supreme Court ruled that Berlin can restrict sexually oriented businesses from opening near a residential neighborhood. Town officials contend that the ordinance is a way to control the adult businesses that have popped up in recent years.

The town had been sued by VIP, an adult novelty store, that already does business in Manchester, Hartford and Orange.

GEORGIA

Carter aide Jordan dies

ATLANTA — Hamilton Jordan, a political strategist from south Georgia who helped propel Jimmy Carter to the White House and served as his chief of staff, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 63.

Mr. Carter’s former chief of communications, Gerald Rafshoon, said Mr. Jordan died last night at his home in Atlanta.

Mr. Jordan’s battle with cancer began 22 years ago, when he was diagnosed with lymphoma, followed by bouts with melanoma and prostate cancer.

The Carter Center in Atlanta announced that a memorial service would be held there Friday.

ILLINOIS

Class canceled after vandalism

NORMAL — Classes were canceled Monday at University High School after vandals peppered the interior of the building with paint balls.

The green and gold splotches damaged lockers, walls, doors and water fountains. Officials decided to call off classes because the greasy paint made floors slippery.

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