- The Washington Times - Monday, July 2, 2001

United calls off US Airways deal
United Airlines is abandoning its $4.3 billion purchase of Arlington-based US Airways, citing regulatory problems and the worsening economy, according to published reports.
The New York Times and Wall Street Journal both reported on their Web sites yesterday that United told US Airways last week that it wants to end the deal before Aug. 1.
If United ends the agreement, it will have to pay US Airways a breakup fee worth an estimated $50 million.

Bus driver faces charges in crash
FAIRPLAY, Colo. — The driver of a chartered bus that overturned near the summit of a mountain pass while carrying high school students from Minnesota was arrested yesterday on careless driving charges.
A 17-year-old boy remained in critical condition yesterday and three others were listed in serious condition.
Greg David Wright, 54, was arrested on 45 counts of careless driving causing injury and one count of violating commercial carrier safety regulations dealing with defective vehicles.

NOW president-elect to fight appointments
PHILADELPHIA — The newly elected president of the National Organization for Women said yesterday she wants to prevent "right-wing political extremists" from receiving federal court appointments.
"I'll be president of NOW for the next four years and one of the things at the top of my agenda is sending George Bush to Texas," Kim A. Gandy, 47, told the Associated Press. She replaces outgoing NOW President Patricia Ireland.

Actors, studios resume contract talks
LOS ANGELES — Labor contract negotiations between major film and TV studios and two unions representing 135,000 actors resumed yesterday morning after talks were extended past the current pact's expiration at midnight Saturday.
"We'll take them an hour at a time," Greg Krizman, spokesman for the Screen Actors Guild, said of the negotiations.

Cheney feeling well, will work today
Vice President Richard B. Cheney was feeling well yesterday and planned to return to work today after having a device implanted in his chest over the weekend to guard against episodes of a rapid heartbeat.
"He's doing great and he's relaxing in his house and he's looking forward to going back to work tomorrow," said spokeswoman Juleanna Glover Weiss.

U.S. heartened by support on Kyoto
Japan's support for the U.S. rejection of the Kyoto global warming treaty apparently ensures the pact will not take effect, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said yesterday.
Mr. Abraham welcomed the backing of Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi for President Bush's decision to withdraw U.S. support for the treaty, which sets limits on emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases.

A-bomb researcher dead at 84
LYNN HAVEN, Fla. — Atomic bomb researcher James Stewart "Stew" Otto, who advised President Truman, has died. He was 84.
Mr. Otto, a radiation biologist for the U.S. Navy who later worked for the space program, died Friday at a hospital, said Lillian Schlentz, his sister.
In the final weeks of World War II, Mr. Truman called Mr. Otto to Washington for advice before he decided to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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