- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 10, 2001

Male Arabs, Muslims will wait longer for visas
The United States will slow down the visa process for young men from Arab and Muslim nations so it can search for evidence of terrorist activities.
"We have to make sure we are not letting people in who cause us harm," State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said yesterday.
The FBI will check the names of visa applicants from more than 20 Arab and Muslim countries and advise the State Department.
Mr. Boucher did not say how much longer the process would take, but a rough estimate puts the number at 20 days.
Asked if the new policy raised questions of racial profiling, the spokesman said, "As a nation we have a right and a duty to make sure our borders are safe."

Author Kesey critical with liver tumor
GRANTS PASS, Ore. Ken Kesey, author of the best-selling novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and pioneer of the psychedelic 1960s, was in critical condition at a Eugene hospital yesterday, recovering from surgery for a tumor on his liver.
Mr. Kesey, 66, was operated on several weeks ago to remove a tumor found on his liver after complaints of abdominal pain, said longtime friend Ken Babbs.
"He's holding his own, but it looks like it will be a long, hard struggle," said Mr. Babbs.

Couple sentenced to 20 years' probation
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A couple whose 13-year-old daughter died from diabetes and gangrene after they refused to allow medical treatment, citing their religious beliefs, were sentenced to 20 years' probation.
A judge Thursday spared Colleen and Randy Bates prison time, but ordered them to provide medical insurance for their remaining 12 children and have the children see doctors whenever necessary.

Girl found day after being abducted
SPRING LAKE, N.J. A 6-year-old girl whose family left New York after the September 11 attacks was found safe at a mall yesterday after being abducted from the front yard of her home the day before, authorities said.
Anna Cardelfe was dropped off yesterday morning at Monmouth Mall where security workers recognized her and called police. She was reunited with her family at a police station.

Chicago cop pleads guilty
CHICAGO Chicago police officer faces nearly five years in prison after admitting he helped run a $2 million cocaine ring.
John Galligan pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court. Prosecutors recommended a sentence of up to 57 months under a plea agreement.

Operation bags emergency-fund cheats
NEW YORK Nine city workers who received thousands of dollars from the Red Cross after falsely claiming to have lost their jobs because of the September 11 terror attack have been arrested in a sting operation, the Port Authority said yesterday.
The employees, who had worked at a Port Authority cafeteria in the World Trade Center, were asked to cater a fictitious luncheon honoring Port Authority brass on Thursday, Inspector General Robert van Essen told Agence-France Presse.
When they showed up at the venue, they were told to go to the Port Authority police for their security credentials, he said.
"Their special credentialing ended up being their Miranda warning [reading of rights], their fingerprinting and their arrest," Mr. van Essen said.

UGa. won't appeal case to Supreme Court
ATLANTA A court ruling declaring the University of Georgia's admissions policy unconstitutional because it considers race will not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Board of Regents said yesterday.
Instead, the university will focus on recruitment efforts to increase the number of black students, the regents said.


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