- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Satcher to join Atlanta college
ATLANTA U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher has accepted a job as head of a new national health care center at his alma mater Morehouse College in Atlanta, a school official said yesterday.
"We're planning to announce it tomorrow," said the official, who asked not to be named. Mr. Satcher is expected to be named director of a center that will focus on primary health care at the college's School of Medicine.
Morehouse College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for black men. Prominent alumni include slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Troopers avoid jail in turnpike shooting
TRENTON, N.J. Two white state troopers avoided jail yesterday by pleading guilty to lesser charges in a turnpike shooting that raised the issue of racial profiling in New Jersey.
James Kenna and John Hogan fired 11 shots at a van they had pulled over for speeding on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1998. Three of the four men three blacks and one Hispanic in the van were wounded.
Mr. Kenna and Mr. Hogan pleaded guilty to official misconduct and providing false information. They were fined $155 each for official misconduct and $125 each for giving false information, and were barred from again holding jobs as police officers in New Jersey. The agreement also avoids federal civil rights charges.

'Blow' director dead at 38
LOS ANGELES Ted Demme, director of the movie "Blow," has died at age 38, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said yesterday.
Mr. Demme, nephew of director Jonathan Demme, collapsed while playing basketball Sunday and was pronounced dead shortly afterward at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, said a coroner's spokesman.
In addition to "Blow," a film based on the life of 1970s drug kingpin George Jung, Mr. Demme also directed the 1996 film, "Beautiful Girls."

Man goes on trial in fake pilot case
NEW YORK An Egyptian man who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport a week after the September 11 terrorist attacks with a fake pilot's uniform and license and a forged flight-school certificate went on trial yesterday on charges of lying to authorities.
Prosecutors say that they have no evidence that Wael Abdel Rahman Kishk, 21, was part of a potential "second wave" of attacks but that he acted enough like a suicide hijacker to arouse suspicion.
"The discovery of the pilot's uniform and fake documents suggested that [Mr.] Kishk might have been hoping to wrongfully gain access to the cockpit of the jetliner," federal prosecutor Dwight Holton said in a letter to the court. If convicted, Mr. Kishk could get five years in prison.

Fall killed scientist, coroner finds
MEMPHIS, Tenn. A Harvard University biologist whose body was found in the Mississippi River last month died accidentally in a fall from a bridge, the medical examiner said yesterday.
Don Wiley, 57, fell from the Hernando DeSoto Bridge after a minor car accident there, Shelby County Medical Examiner O.C. Smith said. There were no marks on the body indicating foul play, he said.
Mr. Smith said yellow paint marks on Mr. Wiley's car door indicated that he may have hit a construction sign. Mr. Wiley had done research on a number of deadly viruses.

Lawmaker proposes grits as official food
ATLANTA A Georgia lawmaker yesterday proposed making grits the state's official prepared food.
Grits, a Southern breakfast staple, would join such Georgia symbols as peaches, the official state fruit, and "Georgia on My Mind," the official song.
Rep. Doug Everett, Albany Republican, said making grits the official prepared food would make it clear that most Georgians stand firmly against oatmeal and cream of wheat.


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