- The Washington Times - Monday, September 17, 2001

Eight athletes die in crash
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight University of Wyoming cross-country athletes were killed early yesterday in a head-on wreck, authorities said.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Pete Townsend said a sport-utility vehicle carrying the athletes collided with a 1-ton pickup truck south of Laramie.
All seven passengers of the Jeep were ejected, and they and the driver died at the scene.
The driver of the pickup truck, Clinton Haskins, 21, of Maybel, Colo., was in serious condition, Sgt. Townsend said.

Gunman kills immigrant from India
MESA, Ariz. — An Indian-immigrant gas station owner was shot to death and a Lebanese-American clerk was targeted, but not injured, by gunfire at another gas station, police said yesterday.
Shots were also fired at a home where a family of Afghani descent live, authorities said.
Police were investigating the possibility that the crimes were linked to Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington.

Navy relaunches repaired USS Cole
The USS Cole has been quietly launched at a Mississippi shipyard after repairs from a terrorist bombing that killed 17 sailors and nearly sunk the billion-dollar destroyer in Yemen last year, Navy officials said yesterday.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks, the Navy canceled a planned press event and launched the ship before dawn a day ahead of schedule at Pascagoula, Miss.

Activists cancel IMF protests
U.S. anti-globalization groups canceled protests scheduled for the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Washington, in light of the meetings' expected cancellation and last Tuesday's terror attacks, organizers said.
The Mobilization for Global Justice, a coalition of various groups organizing the protests, said in an e-mail message to demonstrators that it was canceling the demonstrations.

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