- The Washington Times - Monday, May 13, 2002

Singer Dionne Warwick faces drug charge
MIAMI Singer Dionne Warwick was arrested yesterday when baggage screeners at Miami International Airport said they found 11 suspected marijuana cigarettes inside her lipstick container.
Miss Warwick, 61, of Miami Beach, was charged with possession of less than 5 grams of marijuana. She signed an affidavit promising to appear in court and was released.
Miss Warwick was scheduled to fly to Los Angeles when screeners at Concourse D noticed a suspicious item in her carry-on bag at about 7:30 a.m. She missed the flight.
The five-time Grammy Award winner and cousin to Whitney Houston became famous in the 1960s for such songs as "Walk on By" and "I Say A Little Prayer."

Brush fire rages near Los Angeles
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. A wildfire fueled by stiff winds and dry, hot conditions blazed to 3,200 acres yesterday in a forest north of Los Angeles, but cabins in the area were out of danger, fire officials said.
The fire that erupted Saturday morning was 15 percent contained by midafternoon yesterday, said Capt. Greg Cleveland of the Southern California Incident Management Team. More than 1,000 firefighters battled the flames.
About 150 people were evacuated voluntarily from 110 small recreation cabins Saturday when flames drew dangerously near. Firefighters cut firebreaks around the structures and the blaze moved safely past them yesterday, but two camping sites and roads into the area remained closed.
The cause of the fire was unknown. The area last burned in 1999.

Jesse Jackson released from hospital
CHICAGO The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released from a hospital yesterday, a day after he was admitted for muscle pains in his shoulder, the hospital's spokesman said.
Mr. Jackson, who heads the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, checked himself into the University of Chicago Hospitals on Saturday, and doctors kept him overnight for observation, said hospital spokesman John Easton.
Mr. Jackson's symptoms likely were related to an automobile accident several weeks ago, Mr. Easton said.

Ex-Mafia kingpin dead at 97
TUCSON, Ariz. Joseph "Joe Bananas" Bonanno Sr., former head of one of New York City's five original Mafia families, should be remembered as a notorious mob boss and as a man who lived here in peaceful retirement for decades, said his attorney Alfred "Skip" Donau.
Unlike many organized-crime bosses who died in prison or in mob hits, Bonanno died of heart failure at the age of 97 on Saturday at a hospital in the city where he had retired in 1968.
By his own admission, the Sicily native was a member of the "Commission," which acted as an organized-crime board of directors in New York and other major U.S. cities.
Bonanno was never convicted of anything more serious than obstructing justice. The 1980 conviction was for trying to block a federal grand jury investigating his sons.

Cincinnati airport evacuated after incident
HEBRON, Ky. The main terminal at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport was evacuated for three hours yesterday after a security incident involving a passenger waiting to board an airliner.
Airport Police Chief Chuck Melville said the man passed the main checkpoint, but Comair employees found marijuana during a random search at the gate.
"He alleged he had a penknife, but no penknife was found," Chief Melville said.
The statement alone prompted the evacuation, Chief Melville said. "He said he had one, so we have to take it as if he had one," he said.
The man did not attempt to flee, he said, and was being held on a marijuana possession charge.

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