- The Washington Times - Monday, January 28, 2002

Tape may shed light on Flight 587 crash
NEW YORK A newly discovered and very detailed surveillance video from a tollbooth may reveal new information about the crash of American Airlines Flight 587, according to a published report.
Citing unidentified government sources, Time magazine reports in this week's issue that the camera captured the entire explosion of the Airbus A300-600, which crashed into a residential neighborhood in Queens, killing all 260 persons aboard and five on the ground.
The plane crashed Nov. 12, three minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport.
It can be seen "flying along normally and intact, and suddenly things start to go very wrong," a source at the National Transportation Safety Board told the publication.
Safety investigators have said the plane's tail fin, or vertical stabilizer, fell off before it slammed into the neighborhood.

Kim Delaney suspected of driving drunk
LOS ANGELES Television actress Kim Delaney, a former star of ABC's "NYPD Blue" and currently in the network's drama "Philly," was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving near Los Angeles, a sheriff's official said yesterday.
Miss Delaney, 40, was arrested about 7:50 p.m. Saturday outside her home in Malibu, a suburb of Los Angeles, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Peter Charbonneau.
Sgt. Charbonneau said Miss Delaney refused to take a blood alcohol test, and was led to the Malibu sheriff's station and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence.

U.S. to donate millions for global AIDS fund
President Bush will include a $200 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in his new budget proposal, the administration announced yesterday.
The money would be available in the budget year beginning Oct. 1.
The United States donated $200 million in the current budget year. The U.N.-endorsed fund has accumulated $1.6 billion.

Broadway tour visits Broadway, N.C.
BROADWAY, N.C. Broadway sent its regards to Broadway yesterday, on the smallest stop on a nationwide "Thank You, America" road show tour by Big Apple stage performers.
Residents of the town, which has a population of about 1,100, let the visitors know they were welcome, cheering along the street and taking pictures as town emergency vehicles escorted the bus carrying actress Sandy Duncan and her fellow performers.
"No other city has stepped up like this with the excitement and enthusiasm," said Paige Price, a cast member and associate producer of the show.
The free, hourlong musical revue, "New York Loves America: The Broadway Tour," is more than halfway through its 14-city, 16-day tour designed to thank the country for the help New York received after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

New Yorkers warned to conserve water
NEW YORK Residents of the Big Apple must conserve water or face potential shortages brought on by this winter's unusually warm and dry weather, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said yesterday.
"There are not a lot of storms on their way as far as we can tell, so this is a problem that is going to get worse," Mr. Bloomberg said.
New York City has been on a drought watch since Dec. 23, meaning there is less than a 50 percent chance that the city's reservoirs will be full by June 1. A drought warning would be declared if there's less than a one-third chance the reservoirs will be filled by June 1.
Upstate reservoirs are now at 40 percent of capacity. Normal capacity for this time of year is 80 percent.

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