- The Washington Times - Monday, January 14, 2002

Pilot charged with terroristic threats
PHILADELPHIA A US Airways pilot was charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct yesterday after he made "inappropriate" comments at an airport-security checkpoint, authorities said.
"The pilot made some comments that the [security] screeners thought were inappropriate," said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Arlene Salac, who declined to elaborate on what was said.
The pilot, Elwood Menear, 46, remained in custody yesterday afternoon, city police said. The FBI is investigating and will determine whether to file federal charges, a spokeswoman said.

Milk industry uses 'ghost' in ads
LOS ANGELES Who cries over spilled milk? A mournful ghost named "La Llorona," Spanish for weeping woman.
California milk producers are starting a $2 million advertising campaign today that features the ghost who cries over the loss of her children, whom she drowned after being spurned by her husband.
The legend is deeply ingrained in Hispanic culture. Parents sometimes warn unruly children, "If you don't behave, La Llorona will come for you."

Doctors ignoring infection guidelines
CHICAGO Doctors may be inflating the costs of treating urinary-tract infections, according to a new study.
The study, published in today's Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that doctors are driven by drug-company promotions to use newer, more expensive drugs.
Researchers from the University of Chicago and Stanford University studied 1,478 cases of patients with urinary-tract infections nationwide from 1989 to 1998. They found that only 24 percent of the patients' prescriptions were written for antibiotics recommended by the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Redford announces documentary fund
PARK CITY, Utah Actor Robert Redford announced a new fund for documentaries yesterday, fueled by $4.6 million from a group backed by investor George Soros, and a new cable-TV network devoted to nonfiction film.
The Soros' Documentary Fund will transfer money to Mr. Redford's Sundance Institute to establish the Sundance International Documentary Fund.

Families to protest fund restrictions
LOWELL, Mass. The widow of an airline pilot had high hopes for the federal government's plans to compensate families of the victims of the September 11 terror attacks.
But Peggy Ogonowski's hopes for the Victims Compensation Fund fell when she found that her family might receive nothing after her husband's pension, life insurance and other benefits are deducted.
Today, she and other families of the attack victims plan to hold a news conference to speak out against the fund's proposed method of allocating compensation.

Baby starves; father charged with murder
COLUMBUS, Ohio Flordina Andrews was a healthy baby girl who lived in a home stocked with formula and had doting relatives who checked in often. But days after her father began caring for her alone for the first time, the 6-month-old starved to death and her father was charged with murder.
Relatives say the girl became sick a few days before dying on Dec. 31, her body rejecting the food and water fed to her by Chad Casey Andrews, 23.

Florida rescuers find missing Boy Scouts
EUSTIS, Fla. Rescuers yesterday found a Boy Scout troop, missing overnight while on a canoe trip along a creek in central Florida, after one of the boys' parents tracked them down using a cell phone.
Authorities picked up the 10 boys, ages 11 to 17, and two adult scoutmasters, and drove them to safety.

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