- The Washington Times - Monday, April 1, 2002

Doctors force-feed Guantanamo prisoners
MIAMI Two prisoners who refused food for 30 days to protest their detention at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were force-fed through stomach tubes yesterday, military officials said.
The two are among 300 suspected al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners captured in the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan and held at the remote U.S. base in eastern Cuba.
Military doctors inserted tubes through the prisoners' noses and down into their stomachs, feeding them a "milkshake-like" nutritional substance commonly used for comatose patients and for other involuntary feeding, a spokesman said.

Limits on bait tough to enforce
BISMARCK, N.D. North Dakota is restricting fishing bait from other states for fear of non-native critters like the zebra mussel, but officials acknowledge enforcement could be a problem.
"We really count on people being honest," said Terry Steinwand, fisheries chief for the state Game and Fish Department.
Under the rule taking effect today, anglers must get a $200 license to bring live bait such as minnows, leeches, worms and night crawlers across state lines.

Accused murderer hangs herself
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. A woman accused of poisoning her husband with a horse tranquilizer and then burying him in a California vineyard died yesterday after hanging herself in jail, authorities said.
Laren Sims, 36, was being held without bail in the medical wing of the Hernando County jail when she hanged herself with a braided bed sheet, sheriff's Capt. Alan Arick said.
Police arrested Sims in Florida on March 18 and said she confessed to killing her husband, California attorney Larry McNabney.
Mr. McNabney, 53, was last seen alive Sept. 10 being pushed in a wheelchair by Sims at a Los Angeles horse show. A day later, Sims started clearing out her husband's office and sold his $110,000 horse trailer and truck. In January, Sims disappeared with about $500,000 of his assets.

L.A. probe targets retired police official
LOS ANGELES A retired deputy police chief is under investigation for real estate transactions that authorities believe laundered money from a cocaine ring headed by his son, the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday.
Maurice Moore, 66, retired in January while FBI and LAPD officers probed financial ties to his son, Kevin Moore, a convicted cocaine trafficker, the Times said.
Authorities are scrutinizing two real estate deals to determine whether Maurice Moore used the properties to hide assets generated by his son's Detroit-based cocaine sales. Both transactions occurred in 1992, when Kevin Moore was in prison for smuggling 1,000 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

Airport evacuated after knife found
NEW ORLEANS A concourse at the New Orleans international airport was evacuated for nearly two hours yesterday after a passenger was found with a knife.
The man apparently was unfamiliar with airport security rules and meant no harm, airport spokeswoman Michelle Duffourc said. The utility knife was discovered as the man went through screening at the gate before boarding United Flight 1482 to Washington, D.C., federal Department of Transportation spokesman Roland Herwig said.

College students killed as truck runs off bridge
WEATHERFORD, Texas A truck carrying a group of college students ran off a highway bridge early yesterday and fell 30 feet to a concrete embankment, killing all five persons inside.
The two men and three women were students at Abilene Christian University. Their names were held pending notification of kin.

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