- The Washington Times - Monday, July 30, 2001

Clinton office opening means party in Harlem

NEW YORK — The historic New York neighborhood of Harlem, undergoing an economic and cultural revival, is ready to roll out the red carpet for former President Bill Clinton when he opens his new offices there today.

Hundreds are expected to throng Harlem's most famous thoroughfare, West 125th Street, to greet Mr. Clinton in a three-hour welcoming party organized by local leaders.

"Harlem has always enjoyed a global reputation as the citadel of black culture, politics and commerce and is a magnet for world leaders," Lloyd Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.

"To have the 42nd president of the United States locate his office here is a signal to everyone that Harlem continues to play a significant role on the world stage."

West Virginia struck by flooding; boy drowns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Heavy rain caused flooding and mudslides in West Virginia yesterday for the third time in a month, and was blamed for at least one death.

Gov. Bob Wise toured flooded areas yesterday. "He wanted to go out and let everybody know that the state is still here to help," said spokeswoman Amy Shuler Goodwin.

Emergency workers in southern West Virginia's McDowell County recovered the body of a 3-year-old boy from a swollen stream about two miles from his home in Anawalt, said Tom Burns, director of operations in the state Office of Emergency Services.

"We think he was washed down into the Tug River through a drain or a ditch," Mr. Burns said. "We're really not sure how it happened."

Ohio fair blast kills at least four

MEDINA, Ohio — A steam engine exploded at the Medina County Fair yesterday, killing at least four and injuring dozens when it blasted shrapnel and hot oil across the fairgrounds.

The engine was being moved into place for an outdoor exhibit about antique trains and tractors when it exploded at about 6:30 p.m.

Two of the men killed were close to the engine, and the third man was found 30 feet away. A fourth person died later at a hospital.

A spokeswoman for Medina General Hospital said 18 persons had been admitted for injuries in the explosion at the fair about 25 miles southwest of Cleveland. Other victims were being taken by helicopter to other hospitals.

Scouts cited for damage to dinosaur tracks

SALT LAKE CITY — Three Boy Scouts who damaged rare dinosaur tracks estimated to be nearly 200 million years old have been charged in juvenile court, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The teens were charged with misdemeanor destruction of national resources in a state park, said Curt Sinclear, manager of Red Fleet State Park in northeastern Utah. The boys could face further state or federal charges, he said Saturday.

Spacecraft to bring back extraterrestrial samples

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is going after its first extraterrestrial samples since the Apollo moon landings. This time, instead of lunar rocks, the prize will be atoms from the sun blasted into space on the solar wind.

NASA's robotic sun catcher, a spacecraft named Genesis, was due to be launched on its three-year, 20 million-mile, round-trip mission this afternoon. Good launch weather was forecast.

"It's obviously a big deal. We're extremely happy to be here," the chief scientist, Don Burnett of the California Institute of Technology, said yesterday.

Mr. Burnett and other scientists hope the captured atoms will help explain the origin of the solar system.

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