- The Washington Times - Monday, December 10, 2001

Bush proclaims today as Human Rights Day
President Bush yesterday named Dec. 10 "Human Rights Day," kicking off Human Rights Week in conjunction with the annual U.N. commemoration of the day it adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Recalling the September 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Bush said in a statement that those events "served as a grievous reminder that the enemies of freedom do not respect or value individual human rights."
The U.N. assembly on Dec. 10, 1948, adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states "all human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms."

Pauline Moore, '30s film star, dies
SEQUIM, Wash. Actress Pauline Moore, who starred in 25 films between 1937 and 1941, has died of Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 87.
Mrs. Moore, Charlie Chan's sidekick and Roy Rogers' leading lady, died of the fatal neuromuscular disease on Friday, said daughter Wendy Geagan.
Born in Harrisburg, Pa., she began her acting career with the Edna Preston stock company. She also worked as a model. In films, Mrs. Moore played teacher Ella in "Heidi" in 1937, Lady Constance in "The Three Musketeers" in 1939 and the psychic Eve Cairo in "Charlie Chan at Treasure Island" in 1939.
From 1956 through 1959, after a 15-year hiatus to raise a family and pursue other interests, Mrs. Moore appeared in TV shows including "Death Valley Days" and "Four-Star Playhouse."

Astronauts unload space station supplies
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronauts aboard the linked space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station unloaded supplies yesterday for the three men who will remain in orbit until May.
The most noteworthy payloads, though, are staying on the shuttle: thousands of U.S. flags in tribute to those killed September 11. Six thousand of the small flags will be distributed, after Endeavour's flight, to the victims' relatives and some of the survivors of the attacks.
The larger flags will be returned to Pennsylvania, Washington and New York. One flag was flying at the World Trade Center when the hijacked airliners slammed into the towers.
The astronauts and cosmonauts yesterday paid tribute to those who died September 11 and to those who are fighting to stop terrorism.
"All of us were affected by that day greatly," said Frank Culbertson, the outgoing space station commander and retired Navy captain who was in orbit when the attacks occurred. "We wish you the best."

Kinsley acknowledges having Parkinson's
NEW YORK Journalist Michael Kinsley says he has had Parkinson's disease for eight years but did not go public with the revelation because he was in denial.
"Denial means letting the disease affect your life as little as possible," Mr. Kinsley, the editor of the online magazine Slate, writes in today's edition of Time magazine. "In fact, it means pretending as best you can that you don't even have it."
Mr. Kinsley, 50, says that only a few people knew his secret, "but in the past couple of years, it seems to me, the symptoms have become more evident."
Parkinson's, a result of nerve-cell damage in the brain, causes muscle tremors and stiffness and affects more than 1 million Americans. It is incurable but not usually fatal.

Amtrak train kills three teens on track
PHILADELPHIA An Amtrak Acela train hit and killed three teen-agers walking on the railroad tracks in suburban Philadelphia yesterday. No one aboard the train was hurt.
The crash happened about 3:45 p.m. in Morrisville. A 14-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were killed, police said. A 14-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy escaped before the train reached the group.
The high-speed Acela train can travel as fast as 150 mph, Amtrak spokeswoman Karen Dunn said.

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