- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 9, 2002

Wildfire forces 4,000 to evacuate
DENVER A fast-moving wildfire in western Colorado forced 4,000 people to evacuate as it roared to the edges of a small town yesterday, burning homes and closing a 69-mile stretch of a heavily traveled interstate highway, officials said.
The blaze had moved to the edges of Glenwood Springs, a town of 7,700 about 125 miles west of Denver. Authorities had evacuated the entire west side of town.
Fire information officer Mit Parsons said five homes and one commercial building were destroyed; and at least 500 homes and 100 commercial structures were threatened.

Newspaper employee kills two and himself
PROVIDENCE, R.I. An employee shot a co-worker to death and wounded another at a newspaper production plant yesterday, then killed another employee in a nearby suburb before he was found dead in a burned-out car, police said.
Family members identified the gunman as Carlos Pacheco and said he had complained that he was teased by colleagues at the Providence Journal production plant for years.
Police Chief Col. Richard Sullivan said the gunman walked into the Journal's production plant around 9:30 a.m., had an argument with co-worker Robert Benetti, 38, and fatally shot him. The man then walked outside to the parking lot and shot Charles Johnson in the face. Mr. Johnson, 30, of Providence was hospitalized in satisfactory condition yesterday.
About a half-hour later, police found the gunman's body inside a burned-out car in Warwick, 11 miles south of Providence. It was parked in a curtain manufacturer's parking lot near T.F. Green Airport.
Matthew Fandetti, 29, was found dead of a gunshot wound in a house blocks away from the car.
All the men worked in the same department at the production plant, Chief Sullivan said.
Police said they found a handgun in Warwick, but did not say if it was the murder weapon.

Suspect ruled out in girl's disappearance
SALT LAKE CITY Police searching for a 14-year-old girl reportedly kidnapped at gunpoint said yesterday they have questioned and released a man they had been seeking earlier in the day, ruling him out as a suspect.
Police yesterday morning distributed a sketch of the man, who they said had contact with Elizabeth Smart before she was abducted from her bedroom four days ago.
It was yet another dead-end for the investigation.
"Everyone is still a suspect," Salt Lake City Police Capt. Scott Atkinson said, though he added the family is not the focus of the investigation.

State misses deadline to locate all children
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A state agency that supervises foster children has not been able to contact 969 children under its care, missing a May 31 deadline, officials said.
Gov. Jeb Bush in April ordered the state Department of Children & Families to visit or contact each of the 46,403 children under state supervision by May 31.
His order followed the disappearance of 5-year-old Rilya Wilson, a child under state care who was missing for 15 months before state officials noticed.
By May 31, the agency still had not found 1,237 children and on Friday said that 960 children, or about 2 percent of those in state care, had not been found. The agency is supposed to visit the children every month.

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