Clinton Aide Investigated on TerrorMemos
WASHINGTON (AP) – Sandy Berger, former President Clinton’s nationalsecurity adviser, is under criminal investigation by the JusticeDepartment after highly classified terrorism documents disappearedwhile he was reviewing what should be turned over to the Sept. 11commission. Berger’s home and office were searched earlier thisyear by FBI agents armed with warrants after the former Clintonadviser voluntarily returned some sensitive documents to theNational Archives and admitted he also removed handwritten notes hehad made while reviewing the sensitive documents.
Lesbian couple sues to have all statesrecognize Massachusetts marriage
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts suedthe federal government on Tuesday to have their union legallyrecognized in the rest of the country. The lawsuit was filed onbehalf of the Rev. Nancy Wilson and Paula Schoenwether, who marriedJuly 2 in Massachusetts. The couple applied for a marriage licensein Florida soon afterward and it was denied. It was believed to bethe first such lawsuit since gay marriage became legal inMassachusetts in May. The lawsuit names U.S. Attorney General JohnAshcroft and county clerk Richard L. Ake, who declined to issue thecouple a Florida marriage license.
Bono to give World Affairs Councilspeech
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Irish rock star Bono will kick off the WorldAffairs Council of Oregon’s 2004-05 International Speaker Series.Bono, also well known as an activist for the world’s poor, isexpected to deliver an address on trade policies, foreign aid andthe rapid rise of AIDS in Africa. He is expected to speak for 45minutes at the Oct. 20 event, and then take written questions fromthe audience.
State prison inmates raise nearly $1,000 forfamily of slain boy
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – Moved by the story of his death, inmates atOregon’s state prison raised nearly $1,000 for the family of aslain 9-year-old boy. Approximately 149 of the Oregon StateCorrectional Institution’s 895 inmates gave donations to the familyof Topaz Luna, who was killed last month after being struck by aSalem Public Works truck. Individual donations ranged from $2 to$10 – the limit.
U.N. Weapons Inspectors Bound forIraq
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) – Iraq’s new government has asked U.N. inspectorsto return to the country, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdogsaid Tuesday. “The return of U.N. inspectors to Iraq is an urgentnecessity; not to search for weapons of mass destruction but towrite the final report about the nonexistence of (such) weapons …in Iraq, which will enable the lifting of sanctions,” Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic EnergyAgency, told reporters in Cairo.