- The Washington Times - Monday, October 22, 2001

Ground-zero service set for Sunday
NEW YORK A memorial service for family members of the nearly 5,000 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center has been scheduled at the "ground zero" ruins for Sunday, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said yesterday.
"We had always planned at some point to have a memorial there, so that as many of the families as wanted to go there and pray could," Mr. Giuliani told at a news conference. "We needed the right time, when it's open enough and safe enough, and we think next Sunday is the right time to do that."

Minister will get new car
PARAMUS, N.J. A Methodist minister will get a new car for his ministry after a dealership employee mistook him for a child pornography suspect.
The Rev. Jack Copas, whose ministry battles child pornography in Thailand, was approached by the FBI at the Paramus Honda dealership this spring after an employee mistook him for Eric Rosser, a child pornography suspect featured on "America's Most Wanted." FBI agents interrogated Mr. Copas for several hours before realizing they had the wrong man.
Mr. Copas, who has been with the Totowa United Methodist Church for 10 years, said he felt violated, but lauded the dealership's donation of a Honda Passport sport utility vehicle as a goodwill gesture.

Gas prices drop in past two weeks
CAMARILLO, Calif. Gasoline prices fell an average of 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks as autumn set in and continued travel fears slowed demand, an oil-industry analyst said yesterday.
The average retail price of gasoline, including all grades and taxes, was about $1.34 a gallon on Friday, according to the two-week Lundberg Survey of nearly 8,000 gas stations nationwide.
The price of gas has fallen more than 22 cents since Sept. 7, and is about 27 cents lower than it was during the same period a year ago, said Trilby Lundberg.
The lowest average price was $1.06 in Tulsa, Okla.; the high was $1.87 in Honolulu.

Elian's Miami house opens to public
MIAMI Batman outfits, toy cars, bicycles, photos, paintings and religious icons went on display yesterday as the Miami relatives of Elian Gonzalez opened a mini-museum to their failed efforts to keep the young Cuban shipwreck survivor in the United States.
The modest Little Havana home where Elian stayed for five months, until he was whisked away in a pre-dawn raid by U.S. agents, was the center of efforts to keep the child from returning with his father to the communist-run island.
The house, then rented by Elian's great-uncle Lazaro Gonzalez, was later bought by another great uncle, Delfin Gonzalez, to establish a showcase for memories of pixie-faced Elian, who was rescued off Florida on Nov. 25, 1999, after surviving an ill-fated migrant voyage from Cuba that killed his mother and 10 other persons.

Columbine families sue anti-depressant maker
DENVER Families of five Columbine High School shooting victims are suing the maker of an anti-depressant that one of the student gunmen was taking when he opened fire.
A therapeutic amount of the drug Luvox was found in Eric Harris' system after he died, the Jefferson County coroner's office has said.
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. makes the drug to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression. The lawsuit filed on Friday in U.S. District Court claims Solvay failed to warn Harris' doctor about side effects.

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