- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Bush nominates Siv to U.N. position
President Bush yesterday announced his intention to nominate Sichan Siv to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
Mr. Siv currently is senior adviser to the International Republican Institute. He was a delegate to the 57th U.N. Commission on Human Rights. During the 1989-93 administration of George Bush, he served as deputy assistant to the president for public liaison and as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs.
In 1976, Mr. Siv escaped to Thailand from Cambodia after having been in the Khmer Rouge forced labor camps for one year. On June 4, he was resettled as a refugee in Wallingford, Conn. A graduate of the University of Phnom Penh, he holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

Sallie Mae to forgive loans after attack
Sallie Mae, the nation's largest lender to students, is forgiving education loans held by the spouses of people lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Those eligible for loan forgiveness include spouses of people killed or permanently disabled in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as spouses of the passengers and crew who died on the four hijacked jetliners.
Most federally guaranteed student loans are forgiven when the recipient dies, but Sallie Mae's action goes beyond that policy to cover loans to widows and widowers as well, Sallie Mae spokesman Jeff Ingram said yesterday.

Bush taps Reilly to direct VOA
President Bush said yesterday he will appoint longtime on-air host Robert Reilly, a Reagan administration figure, as director of Voice of America. Mr. Reilly has been host of a weekly foreign-policy talk show on VOA and Worldnet TV since 1990.
He was senior adviser for public diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland from 1985 to 1988, and from 1983 to 1985 he worked on foreign policy and national defense issues in the Reagan White House.

U.S. to get remains from Korean battlefields
Recently recovered remains believed to be those of 17 American soldiers killed in the Korean War will be turned over to U.S. authorities in Japan, the Pentagon announced yesterday.
This is the largest number of remains found in a single recovery operation since U.S. teams began searching for war remains in North Korea in 1996. A formal repatriation ceremony will be held today at Yokota Air Base in Japan, the Pentagon said.
Fourteen of the 17 sets of remains were found near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. They are believed to be those of soldiers from the Army's 7th Infantry Division. A second recovery team found three sets of remains in Unsan and Kujang counties, which suggests the remains are from the Army's 1st Cavalry, 2nd Infantry or 25th Infantry divisions.

Affleck stopped for driving 114 mph
SOPERTON, Ga. Ben Affleck was stopped by sheriff's deputies after he was clocked driving 114 mph on a Georgia interstate, the actor's publicist said Monday.
Mr. Affleck, star of "Pearl Harbor," paid a $1,114 fine and was allowed to go on his way without arrest, publicist David Pollick said.
Mr. Pollick said the 29-year-old actor was driving a black Cadillac when he was stopped by a Treutlen County deputy on I-16 about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Deputy Sidney Love said Mr. Affleck followed a deputy to the county jail, where the actor paid his fine and was released in less than 20 minutes.

Doctor guilty in miscarriage case
DAYTON, Ohio A doctor accused of spiking his ex-girlfriend's drinks in an attempt to cause a miscarriage pleaded guilty yesterday to reduced charges in a deal that will send him to prison for five years.
Dr. Maynard Muntzing II, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault and contaminating a substance for human consumption. He also must give up his medical license.

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