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14A l;'"1'5 ; '' www.thesouthem.com The Southern Illinoisan Sunday, July 10, 2005 Four New Zealand mosques attacked WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Four mosques were vandalized in northern New Zealand overnight Sunday, leaving windows smashed and walls splashed with graffiti, police said. They declined to say whether the attacks in Auckland were linked to subway and bus bombings in central London Thursday, which killed at least 49 people and injured 700. But Prime Minister Helen Clark immediately condemned the attacks, linking them to retaliation for the London terror bombings. A group calling itself The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe has claimed responsibility for the London attacks. "New Zealanders across all communities are horrified by the terrorist attacks in London, which are the work of evil people," she said in a statement. "But it is wrong to target the Muslim community here in retaliation." In Bloomington, Ind., meanwhile, the FBI was investigating an apparent arson Saturday as a hate crime, officials said. No one was inside the Islamic Center of Bloomington when the fire occurred at about 2 a.m. and damage was confined to the kitchen area, said Nathan Ainslie, president of the Islamic Center. Six-nations talks on North Korean disarmament to resume BEIJING (AP) North Korea said Saturday it will abandon its yearlong boycott of nuclear disarmament talks and resume negotiations this month with the U.S. and four other nations, a breakthrough reached just as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice began a mission to end the impasse. North Korea's vice foreign minister, Kim Gye Gwan, informed U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill that the North is prepared to return to the talks during the week of July 25. Word of the decision came as Rice arrived in Beijing, the first stop on a four-country Asian tour devoted primarily to the North Korea situation. For weeks, the U.S. has urged North Korea to get back to the bargaining table and take the discussions seriously. If i r i 1 1 j jfj Jf S' J J mJ W J l Shashirekha Shetty, M.D. Board Certifed in Pediatrics Dr. Shetty joins Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc. Cedar Court Clinic 1250 Cedar Court Carbamide IL 62901 618.457.7821 Cairo Megaclinic Route 1, Box 11 Cairo, IL 62914 618.734.4400 Affiliated with: Memorial Hospital of Carhondale Physicians providing services at Southern lllniui Healthcare futilities are independent cuntractun unlh prti-ilcg & AP A firefighter is dwarfed by smoke and flames as he stands jn a pasture while fighting a wildfire near Wetmore, Colo., Friday. As many as 50 homes were evacauated early Friday when the wildfire burning in rugged terrain in San Isabel National Forest about 100 miles south of Denver, more than doubled in size. More homeowners prepare to evacuate as wildfire spreads in southern Colorado WETMORE, Colo. (AP) Firefighters warned dozens of homeowners to prepare to evacuate Saturday as hot, dry winds spread a wildfire across 2,000 acres of southern Colorado. The flames had burned to within 100 yards of Greenwood, chasing about 50 families from their homes, 25 miles west of Pueblo. As fire crews stood guard over the small community Saturday, 40 ft: V r.V-h: i V '7 : : V I '. ' " '"' (' ; ;-' J ' I. . : : - . , - : X ?, K-, ' . ) .' . U, Hn)V- il t - --..i--a - - J AP North Korea's top delegate Choe Yong Gon (right), vice minister of Construction and Building Materials Industries, walks with his South Korean counterpart Bahk Byong-won, vice finance minister, before the 10th North-South Economic Cooperation Committee Meeting in Seoul. A Bush administration official who spoke with reporters accompanying Rice Mo!y is a 5 year old female cat whose owner has passe J away. She is an indoor-outdoor cat who lias been spade. Slid is a great mouser. Molly likes teenagers and likes to he the only cat. If you have a fun loving new home and wish to share it with Molly please call Donna "at 559-3032 MEMORIAL II OS PITA OF CARBON DA it: wu-w.iih. net more homes were put on alert. "We could see the trees explode," said Bill Mauger, 73, who watched with his wife as the fire climbed ridgelines. "You could hear crackling and smoke come off the trees. It was like a bomb going off." About 400 firefighters struggled against temperatures in the 90s and gusting winds Saturday. At midday, officials estimated said Kim told Hill that North Korea's purpose in the talks will be denuclearization and that its negotiators will be intent on making progress. The North's official Korean 85 of all women wear the wrong bra. Aro you one of them? 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In Washington, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said, "We are pleased that North Korea is coming back to the talks with a commitment to a denuclearized peninsula. We look forward to making progress in the six-party talks toward that goal." The other countries involved are China, Japan, Russia and South Korea. A spokesman for Russia's foreign ministry said the development was welcome news. Three rounds of largely fruitless talks took place in 2003 and 2004; there have been no six-party discussions over the past year. i V 1 j dleadl affta off eastaifi) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) As many as 200 people were feared dead days after a ferry capsized in rough seas off eastern Indonesia, a rescue official said Sunday. The 150-ton KMP Digul sank Thursday night off the coast of Papua province while heading from the port town of Merauke to Tanah Merah, about 124 miles to the north, said Sumpeno Juono of the local Search and Rescue agency. The ferry was officially reported to be carrying 50 crew and passengers, but survivors said about 200 people were onboard, Sumpeno told The Associated Press. So far, only 15 two crewmen and 13 passengers have been found. Sumpeno said the overloaded ferry which was also carrying vehicles, Trauma, remoteness of camp . sites may have made escape seem impossible for abducted children ST. REGIS, Mont. (AP) They were less than 100 miles from home, but they may as well have been 100,000. The vast, thickly veiled forest in remote northwestern Montana proved to be the ideal hiding place for a man accused of kidnapping two children from their home just across the border in Idaho. "You have to want to go this far to camp in a place like this," said Sharon Sweeney, spokeswoman for the Lolo National Forest, where investigators believe Joseph Edward Duncan III kept the children for part of the six weeks they were missing. Investigators are still trying to piece together exactly where 8-year-old Shasta and 9-year-old Dylan Groene were taken after their mother, brother and mother's boyfriend were bludgeoned to death in their rural Idaho home. The children were gone when the bodies were discovered May 16. Authorities believe Duncan spent at least some of that time with the children in this rugged national forest, camping at two or more remote sites. It is here, they say, that Duncan, a 42-year-old registered sex offender from North Dakota, is accused of molesting both children. Shasta was rescued July 2 after a waitress spotted her with the older man at a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, restaurant a few miles from her mother's home and called police. But Dylan remains missing, and authorities fear human remains found during the search in western Montana are his. DNA test results are expected in the next week. Duncan has only been charged with kidnapping. 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Authorities, however, have said they also believe he killed the children's 13-year-old brother, their mother and her boyfriend. Sheriff Rocky Watson said Friday that the family appeared to have been chosen at random but that the attack was carefully planned and executed, possibly with the motive of abducting the young children for sex. Public defender Lynn Nelson, who is representing Duncan, did not return telephone messages seeking comment Friday. As investigators try to retrace Duncan's steps and determine how he could have kept the children for so long without being noticed, the sheer primitive nature of this part of western Montana could offer some explanation. The forest west of St. Regis where Duncan is believed to have camped with the children is one of the state's most rugged, a labyrinth of dirt trails and old logging roads, many leading to nowhere. The sense of physical isolation is instant. One of the suspected campsites is nothing more than a small clearing where the road dead ends, bordered by towering ponderosa pines and a steep ravine. It is about an hour's drive from civilization. Duncan may have kept the children compliant by convincing them they needed him to survive, said Gilbert Kliman, medical director of the Children's Psychological Health Center in San Francisco. Word that Duncan might have kept the children in the St. Regis area stunned many in the small logging town. IU YIMJ V - ,Jnnii

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