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NEW ORLEANS | A spokeswoman for New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin said Chinese officials haven’t said when they’ll end a quarantine for the mayor, his wife and a security guard.

Nagin spokeswoman Ceeon Quiett said Mr. Nagin is feeling fine and that the three, as of early Tuesday, had not been tested for swine flu. They’ve been quarantined in a Shanghai hotel since Sunday, after a passenger on Mr. Nagin’s flight from New Jersey showed flu symptoms.

China has been imposing quarantines and temperature checks at airports throughout the country. If the quarantined individuals display no flu symptoms, they are usually released in about seven days.


Elder Bush plans another skydive

KENNEBUNKPORT | Former President George H.W. Bush plans to celebrate his 85th birthday Friday by making a parachute jump in Maine, where he has his summer home.

Jim Appleby, a Bush aide, said Tuesday that Mr. Bush will make a tandem jump with a member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team. Their landing zone is near a church in Kennebunkport.

Mr. Bush made his first jump as a Navy pilot when his plane was shot down over the Pacific during World War II. He also made two jumps apiece on his 75th and 80th birthdays.

His most recent jump was in November 2007 at the reopening of his library at Texas A&M University.


Globe union files bid to block pay cuts

BOSTON | The union representing Boston Globe reporters and editors says it has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board.

The move came one day after the Boston Newspaper Guild rejected a package of wage and benefit concessions, prompting the Globe’s parent, the New York Times Co., to declare an impasse and unilaterally impose a 23 percent pay cut that the Times says is needed to keep the 137-year-old newspaper from closing.

Guild president Daniel Totten announced the filing of the complaint Tuesday night after a nearly two-hour meeting with union members. He said a meeting with the National Labor Relations Board is scheduled for next Tuesday. The wage cut is scheduled to go into effect next week.


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