- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 20, 2002

Bill Bradley says another run unlikely
DE SOTO, Iowa Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley said yesterday he is not likely to make a second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in two years.
"I don't think I'm going to do it," Mr. Bradley said in an interview with the Associated Press.
Mr. Bradley ran against former Vice President Al Gore in 2000 and was initially seen as a serious threat to Mr. Gore. He campaigned heavily in early primaries but never won a state and soon left the race.

Woman, son return after long custody battle
NEW YORK A woman returned home from China with her 5-year-old son yesterday after a tense custody battle with her Chinese ex-husband that threatened to become a diplomatic incident.
Camille Colvin, 35, spent nine days in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou negotiating with her ex-husband, Guo Rui, over their child, Griffin.
"It's been a long ordeal, and we're really glad it's come to an end," Mrs. Colvin said at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
They were accompanied by her brother, Cal Elliot, who went to China with her.

U.S. considers extraditing Serb
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. The federal government is considering whether to extradite to Croatia a Serbian refugee who had been living in Sioux Falls and had been convicted in absentia of war crimes.
Mitar Arambasic was arrested last month when he tried to renew a work permit and a check with international authorities, prompted by increased security after last year's terrorist attacks, showed a Croatian arrest warrant.
He was charged with violating U.S. immigration law by not disclosing his war-crime conviction when he entered the country as a refugee, said Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman Tim Counts.
A scheduled hearing in Bloomington, Minn., to begin deportation proceedings was delayed until Thursday to give the government time to decide whether to extradite Mr. Arambasic instead, Mr. Counts said.

Court upholds protection of national monuments
A federal appeals court upheld former President Clinton's orders protecting 2 million acres of federal land in five Western states through creation of national monuments.
In a ruling Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed lower-court rulings that dismissed challenges to Mr. Clinton's designation of the monuments under the 1906 Antiquities Act. The law allows presidents to act without congressional approval to safeguard objects of historic and scientific interest.

Theft charge filed against Toogood
LAGRANGE, Ind. The woman accused of beating her daughter in an incident caught on security video and broadcast nationwide has been charged with stealing fabric from a department store.
Authorities filed a felony theft charge against Madelyne Toogood and Margaret Jean Daley, Mrs. Toogood's sister, LaGrange County Prosecutor Jeff Wible said Friday.
The charges say that Mrs. Toogood and Mrs. Daley took the fabric on Aug. 21 from Yoder's department store in Shipshewana, about 35 miles east of South Bend. Mr. Wible said they reportedly told a clerk they had bought the material earlier but forgot to take it home.
Neither woman was arrested on the theft charge.
Mrs. Toogood, 25, has been free on bail since pleading not guilty to felony battery of her 4-year-old daughter. That charge involved a Sept. 13 incident in which a department store parking lot security camera caught Mrs. Toogood taking her daughter to a car and beating her.

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