- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 8, 2001

Lindbergh's widow dies at age 94

ANOKA, Minn. Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh, who became his co-pilot and wrote extensively about their pioneering adventures in flight, died yesterday in Vermont. She was 94.
The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation announced the death in a prepared statement from its headquarters in suburban Minneapolis.
Mrs. Lindbergh met her husband in 1927, shortly after he became the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic. They were married in 1929 and eventually had six children. Her husband died in 1974.
In 1932, the Lindberghs drew worldwide attention when their first child, 20-month-old Charles Jr., was kidnapped and murdered.

Man found to be fake in high school

MEDFORD, Ore. A 26-year-old high school graduate has been charged with forging documents so he could go back to high school.
Daniel Hanson was arraigned Tuesday on charges he falsified his birth date and Social Security number in order to enroll at South Medford High School.
Officials said Mr. Hanson actually graduated with honors from Eagle Point High School in 1994. He also attended Willamette University for a year on a full scholarship, police said.
The scam was exposed when Mr. Hanson was spotted drinking beer at a pizzeria.

250 want to watch McVeigh's execution

OKLAHOMA CITY About 250 people among the hundreds of surviving victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing have expressed interest in witnessing the scheduled execution of bomber Timothy McVeigh, federal officials said Tuesday.
The agency that runs U.S. federal prisons is now weighing how to accommodate the large number, officials said, possibly by carrying the May 16 execution in an Indiana prison by closed circuit television to a gathering place in Oklahoma City.
McVeigh, 32, awaits execution by injection on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind., for detonating a truck bomb that gutted the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City, killing 168 persons and wounding hundreds.

Actor Cruise files to divorce Kidman

LOS ANGELES Actor Tom Cruise filed for divorce yesterday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for splitting with actress Nicole Kidman after 10 years of marriage.
The Superior Court petition filed two days after the couple disclosed their separation said they will share custody of their adopted children Conor, 6, and Isabella, 8.
The couple separated in December, the filing said. On Monday, the couple blamed "difficulties inherent in divergent careers" for keeping them constantly apart.

New treatment found for methanol poisoning

BOSTON Doctors report they have found a new, and possibly better, treatment for people who face blindness and death after swallowing wood alcohol, according to today's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.
In tests on 11 patients at emergency rooms scattered throughout the United States, the doctors found that nine persons recovered after receiving the drug fomeprizole, which blocks the effects of wood alcohol, also known as methanol.
Methanol is dangerous because it metabolizes very slowly and forms poisonous compounds.

Star financier gets 57-month sentence

NEW YORK Dana Giacchetto, the fallen money manager for Hollywood celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, was sentenced yesterday to 57 months in prison for bilking his clients out of $9 million.

Giacchetto, 38, pleaded guilty in November to looting accounts by investors many of them not of movie star means in his $100 million Cassandra Fund.

Prosecutors said he used their money on his lavish lifestyle, then shifted funds from one account to another to hide his scheme.

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