- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 6, 2007

Corzine to return to work tomorrow

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Jon Corzine will resume work tomorrow for the first time since being critically injured in a car crash last month, a spokesman said yesterday.

Mr. Corzine was released from a hospital on Monday and has been rehabilitating at the governor’s mansion in Princeton, where he’s expected to work until he has recovered enough to return to the State House, spokesman Anthony Coley said.

Mr. Corzine suffered a broken left leg, 11 broken ribs, a broken collarbone and sternum, among other injuries, in the April 12 crash on the Garden State Parkway.

Senate President Richard J. Codey has been acting governor since the accident.

Big crowds expected for Don Ho memorial

HONOLULU — So many people were expected yesterday for the sunset memorial service on the beach at Waikiki for legendary Hawaiian crooner Don Ho that the city arranged extra buses, parking and traffic control.

As many as 25,000 people were likely to attend, which city officials said would make it one of the largest crowds ever in Waikiki.

Mr. Ho, known for his catchy signature tune “Tiny Bubbles,” died April 14 of heart failure at 76.

His family also planned a private service, with a flotilla of canoes to accompany them as they scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. The canoes also were to carry a 76-foot lei sewn together by tourists and residents.

Student returns after violent essay

CHICAGO — A high school senior arrested for writing a violent essay for an English class can return to school and will be allowed to graduate with his class, his attorney says.

Allen Lee wrote the essay April 23 at Cary-Grove High and was arrested the next day on two misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct.

The decision to readmit Mr. Lee, an honors student with a 4.2 grade-point average, followed negotiations with school district officials, attorney Dane Loizzo said.

Mr. Lee’s essay read, in part: “Blood, sex and booze. Drugs, drugs, drugs are fun. Stab, stab, stab, stab, stab, s…t…a…b… puke. So I had this dream last night where I went into a building, pulled out two P90s and started shooting everyone. … Well, not really, but it would be funny if I did.”

School district officials declined to comment.

Man’s car stolen twice in a day

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — A Stevens Point man thought he was lucky to recover his car after it was stolen — until it was stolen again later that day.

York Heiden’s pearl-colored 1990 Audi Quattro was stolen from a grocery store parking lot April 27 while his wife was running errands. The keys had been left in it.

Mr. Heiden, 36, quickly called some friends and the car was found nearby, without keys.

He said he had a friend disable the car’s ignition by removing a coil wire while he left it to pick up a spare key. When he returned, the car was gone. He had forgotten, he said, that the model Audi had a two-coil system and could be driven with just one.

Police later found the car in the same neighborhood. It had a broken taillight and a broken piece of interior trim.

Students missing after vessels capsize

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — Search teams probed the chilly water of a lake in the Adirondacks yesterday for two college students missing after two canoes and a power boat capsized.

The missing students from Paul Smith’s College were among a group thrown into Lower St. Regis Lake just off shore from campus late Friday on the last day of classes before exams, college spokesman Kenneth Aaron said.

Three other students got out of the water safely.

Raw sewage spills into Hudson

YONKERS, N.Y. — A broken pipe spilled up to 2 million gallons of raw sewage into the Hudson River north of New York City as workers scrambled yesterday to repair the damage.

Westchester County health officials warned boaters, water skiers and divers to stay out of the river because of potential health problems presented by the sewage.

The 48-inch underground pipe broke Friday afternoon, apparently ruptured by a tree that came loose during a landslide in Yonkers, officials said.

“It’s anticipated at this time that it will have minimal impact on the environment,” said Maureen Wren, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

From staff reports and wire dispatches

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