- The Washington Times - Friday, January 11, 2002

Majority of adults helped terror victims

INDIANAPOLIS Nearly three-fourths of adults in a nationwide survey said they contributed in some way to help victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks, giving such things as money, clothing and time.

The survey, released Tuesday by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, also found that 66 percent of the 1,304 adults surveyed had donated money, averaging $134 per household.

Court votes to limit deportation law

SAN FRANCISCO The government cannot lock up without bail legal immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, a U.S. Court of Appeals said Wednesday when declaring unconstitutional a law that permitted the practice.

The ruling potentially affects thousands of legal immigrants who have been held without bail while immigration authorities attempt to deport them for criminal convictions. It does not apply to post-September 11 measures, under which more than 1,000 immigrants have been held for questioning.

Deputy fired over Columbine accounts

LITTLETON, Colo. Citing "unacceptable conduct," a sheriff fired a deputy accused of giving conflicting statements about the shooting of a student whose parents said he was accidentally killed by an officer during the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.

Relatives of slain student Daniel Rohrbough said Lt. Jim Taylor told them he saw a boy fall to the ground after apparently being shot and realized it was Daniel after seeing newspaper photos of him. But in a Dec. 31 statement, Lt. Taylor said he didn't see the shooting and told the family only what he had seen on television and read in newspapers.

Ex-Cabinet member sentenced to jail

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis was sentenced to 30 days in jail for drunken driving but will be allowed to serve his time in an alcohol treatment center.

The judge also ordered him to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 40 days of community service. His license was revoked for 23 months.

Lewis, 70, served in the Reagan administration and is a former chief executive officer of Union Pacific Corp.

Weapons ban ruled unconstitutional

CINCINNATI A state judge yesterday blocked police from enforcing Ohio's decades-old ban on concealed weapons, ruling the law violated the state constitution.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman said the law effectively barred people from protecting themselves. Attorneys for the city of Cincinnati, the county and state said they would appeal the order.

Polygamist faces child rape charge

SALT LAKE CITY A judge yesterday refused to dismiss a child rape charge against a convicted polygamist, who argued prosecutors waited too long to charge him after his 1986 marriage to a 13-year-old.

Attorneys for defendant Tom Green argued the four-year statute of limitation had expired because law enforcement and social workers knew years ago of his marriage and his wife's pregnancy.

Judge Guy Burningham ruled there was no proof that officials knew of the supposed crime before 1999, when Juab County Prosecutor David Leavitt began a bigamy investigation against Green.

Grand jury indicts JDL members in plot

LOS ANGELES The chairman and a member of the Jewish Defense League (JDL) were indicted yesterday on charges of conspiring to bomb a mosque and the office of an Arab-American congressman.

The indictment by a federal grand jury accuses JDL Chairman Irv Rubin, 56, and Earl Krugel, 59, of recruiting another person to plant the bombs.

Mr. Rubin and Mr. Krugel were arrested on Dec. 11. They are accused of planning to bomb King Fahd Mosque in Culver City and the office of Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican.

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