- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Ailing Graham to lead crusade
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Frail from illness, the Rev. Billy Graham said yesterday he will preach from a chair if necessary at his first crusade since last fall.
Mr. Graham, 82, suffers from Parkinsons disease and a brain condition that kept him from giving the invocation at President Bushs inauguration in January.
But Mr. Graham plans to preach each night at a crusade running tomorrow through Sunday at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Organizers expect about 150,000 people to attend.

Bush to visit Kosovo in July
President Bush plans to visit U.S. peacekeeping troops in Kosovo as part of a European trip in July.
White House officials recently scouted locations in the Yugoslav province for the visit, to take place at the end of his second European trip. The tour will also take the president to the United Kingdom and Italy, where he plans to attend the summit of industrialized nations and to visit Pope John Paul II.

Democrats back away from energy price caps
Senate Democrats said yesterday they would no longer try to impose stringent price controls on Western electricity sales, opting to give federal regulators price-dampening plan time to work.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plan, released Monday and set to go into effect today, establishes price ceilings on wholesale electricity sales on spot markets in California and 10 other Western states over the next 15 months. "Lets watch and wait and see how this order works," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, sponsor of a bill for cost-based price caps.

Study finds Americans open to condom ads
More than 70 percent of Americans say condom ads should be allowed on TV, although nearly half say they should only air at certain times, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation said yesterday.
In a survey of 1,142 adults, 37 percent said paid condom ads should be allowed at any time. Thirty-four percent said condom ads could run, but only late at night, and 25 percent said the ads should be prohibited. To date, only Fox, CBS and NBC accept paid condom ads, Kaiser officials said.

Long-missing boy is declared dead

NEW YORK — Etan Patz was declared dead yesterday, 22 years after the 6-year-old boy disappeared while walking two blocks to a bus stop.
No one has been arrested, but the ruling cleared the way for a lawsuit against a prisoner long suspected in the boys disappearance. The case helped spawn the national movement to publicize the cases of missing children.
Manhattan Surrogate Court Judge Eve Preminger ruled yesterday on a petition by Stanley K. Patz, the boys father.

Bush kicks off tech push for disabled
President Bush yesterday kicked off a government effort to make computers and other technology friendlier to disabled workers and to improve government services and benefits for them.
Government Internet sites will be designed to accommodate people with disabilities, the White House said.

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