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Police open new search for missing Maryland woman

ORANJESTAD — Police on Monday launched a new search for the remains of a missing U.S. woman or evidence against her traveling companion authorities have detained.

Search teams fanned out in the northeast of the Dutch Caribbean island. Previous efforts focused in the south, near where Maryland businessman Gary Giordano says Robyn Gardner disappeared while snorkeling.

Aruban authorities have not announced whether they will search other parts of the island. Solicitor General Taco Stein earlier said police hope to find Miss Gardner’s body or evidence to help build a case against Mr. Giordano.

Mr. Giordano has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the presumed death of the 35-year-old woman from Maryland. He has denied wrongdoing.

VENEZUELA

Chavez’s supporters shave heads in solidarity

CARACAS | Supporters of President Hugo Chavez shaved their heads in solidarity with their leader’s struggle against cancer, as hundreds prayed and sang at a televised event over the weekend.

Barbers sheared off the hair of several men and at least one woman, while the crowd swayed to a religious song. Mr. Chavez, who shaved his head after starting to lose his hair because of chemotherapy, smiled and waved to the crowd.

He said he may undergo a third round of chemotherapy but expressed optimism that the worst of his illness has passed.

CANADA

Tornado kills man in Ontario town

GODERICH — A powerful tornado swept through a southwestern Ontario town over the weekend, killing one person and causing severe devastation in the picturesque community on the shores of Lake Huron.

Police identified the victim as Norman Laberge, 61, of Lucknow, Ontario, who was working in a salt mine in the town when the storm hit.

The twister was the most powerful tornado to hit Ontario in years, officials said.

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