- The Washington Times - Monday, April 29, 2002

Jews protest French anti-Semitism
NEW YORK Chanting "shame on France," some 300 Jewish and pro-Israeli demonstrators staged a noisy but peaceful protest outside the French tourism office here yesterday to denounce the recent wave of anti-Semitic attacks in France.
The protesters gathered behind wooden barriers erected by police on Madison Avenue and later marched under pelting rain to the nearby Israeli consulate.
They also suggested that the strong showing of Jean-Marie Le Pen in last week's presidential election reflected lingering deep anti-Semitic feelings in France.

Bus hits tractor-trailer; 18 injured
WARRENTON, Ga. A Greyhound bus struck a tractor-trailer from behind on Interstate 20 early yesterday, injuring the bus driver and 17 passengers.
John Freeman, a Georgia state trooper, said one of the 35 passengers on the bus heading to Atlanta said the driver fell asleep.
The bus driver, Antonio White, 40, of Atlanta, suffered an amputated foot in the crash and was hospitalized in serious condition. The passengers suffered broken bones, scrapes and bruises, state patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said.
The driver of the truck, Paul Moffett of Wilmer, Ala., was not injured.

Report says Skakel threatened woman
NORWALK, Conn. Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was once expelled from a private school in Vermont after threatening a teacher's wife with a ski pole, a newspaper reported yesterday.
Richard Wright, the founder of the Vershire School, told the Advocate newspaper of Stamford that Mr. Skakel was expelled after threatening to strike a woman during a confrontation on a dormitory staircase in February 1978.
The incident occurred 2 years after Mr. Skakel's neighbor, Martha Moxley, was beaten to death with a golf club in Greenwich. Mr. Skakel, a nephew of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, is charged with her murder.
Mr. Skakel, 41, "categorically denies anything of this nature," his attorney, Michael Sherman, told the Advocate.

Honduras to send body of Lopes
The body of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the member of the chart-topping R&B; trio TLC who was killed last week in a Honduras car crash, will be sent to the United States after an autopsy, the U.S. Embassy in Honduras said yesterday.
"The autopsy needs to be completed, so it will be Tuesday or Wednesday when the remains of Lisa Lopes leave for the United States," embassy spokesman Gregory Adams said in Tegucigalpa.
Miss Lopes died in a hospital from fractures and internal injuries suffered Thursday when the sport utility vehicle she was driving with eight passengers, all U.S. citizens, flipped off a road in northern Honduras. Several passengers remained hospitalized yesterday. Investigators blame speeding in the crash.

Opportunity sighted in cloning hair
SAN FRANCISCO As entrepreneurs cast about Silicon Valley for lucrative new ideas, Mike Blaylock thinks he has a found a gold mine in an underground vault he hopes to fill with hair from the heads of people who dread the day they might go bald.
Mr. Blaylock's San Francisco startup, Hairogenics Inc., is offering to preserve the strands until science finds a cure for baldness. He says that given the advances in cloning, it's only a matter of time before someone finds a way to create hair from the DNA of a preserved sample.
Hairogenics will stash the hair samples in a climate-controlled vault 14 feet below a Portland, Ore., hair salon. The cost: $49.95 for the initial hair collection kit and a $10 annual storage fee.

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