- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 18, 2006

15-year fugitives nabbed with explosives

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two fugitive brothers suspected of being potential domestic terrorists were found in southwestern New Mexico with stockpiles of drugs, weapons and about 200 pounds of explosives after 15 years on the run from authorities, a U.S. marshal said yesterday.

A tip earlier in the week led authorities to a rented home, where the brothers were arrested Friday on weapons, explosives and other charges from a 1991 warrant in Merriam, Kan., officials said.

Geoffrey Rose, 62, and Gregory Rose, 50, were thought to be aligned with white supremacist and anti-government groups, authorities said.

“We believe they were at risk of committing an act against the federal government,” U.S. Marshal Gorden Eden said.

Edison light bulb stolen from home

CRESTWOOD, Ky. — It was hidden in a shoe box inside a drawer, but the burglar who stumbled upon it must have thought the ancient-looking light bulb was worth something.

The light bulb’s owner said it was probably made by Thomas Edison, who is credited with developing a long-burning filament that made the incandescent light bulb marketable.

Helena Grimes, owner of the Waldeck Mansion, which was burglarized last week, said the light bulb had belonged to her great-great-uncle. Mrs. Grimes said she was told by an official at the Smithsonian Institution that there are likely only 12 others like it.

Edison lived and worked in Louisville, Ky., as a telegraph operator in 1866 and 1867.

Mrs. Grimes and her husband, David Gleason, are offering a reward for information leading to the return of the light bulb and some silver trays and trophies that were also taken during the burglary.

62-year-old gives birth

REDDING, Calif. — A 62-year-old woman gave birth Friday to a healthy 6-pound, 9-ounce baby boy, becoming one of the oldest women in the world to successfully bear a child.

Janise Wulf gave birth to her 12th child. She is also a grandmother of 20 and a great-grandmother of three.

Family members said the delivery went smoothly, despite earlier concerns about the mother’s health. Mrs. Wulf, a diabetic, experienced swelling and higher blood pressure last week, prompting doctors to perform the Caesarean section a week early.

Mrs. Wulf and her third husband, Scott, 48, named the boy Adam Charles Wulf. He follows just 3 years behind his older brother, Ian.

The oldest woman on record to give birth is 66-year-old Adriana Iliescu of Romania, who had a Caesarean section Jan. 15, 2005.

Bird head found in pinto beans

CHICAGO — A northern Illinois resident reported finding a bird’s head in a can of pinto beans, prompting a Chicago-based food company to announce a voluntary recall Friday.

La Preferida Inc. said in a statement that it was recalling a limited number of its cans as a precaution. The company says the beans were canned by New Meridian Inc. in Eaton, Ind.

“There are still many unanswered questions, but we have decided to err on the side of safety,” said David Brand, La Preferida’s director of quality assurance.

The company is investigating to determine how the bird head got into the 15-ounce can, he said. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are also investigating.

From wire dispatches and staff reports


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