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May 12, 2002 CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT A5 WORLD BRIEFS American being held as a terrorist suspect LOS ANGELES (AP) -Family, friends and co-workers know Riad Abdelkarim as a dedicated doctor and father of four who eats too much fast food, roots for the Anaheim Angels and has a caring bedside manner. His name now carries another label as well: suspected terrorist. Abdelkarim, arrested in Israel last weekend following a 10-day visit to a decimated Palestinian refugee camp, began a hunger strike Friday to protest his detention without formal charges, his family said. Israeli officials won't reveal the evidence against the Orange County doctor, citing security concerns. But a judge's statement recorded in a U.S.

State Department memo said Abdelkarim is "being accused of membership in a terrorist organization and attempting to fund terrorist organizations." Those who know him are perplexed and angered by the accusation, but his past provides some clues as to why Israeli authorities may have taken an interest in the 34-year-old doctor. Abdelkarim, born in California to Palestinian parents, is a frequent commentator on Middle East issues who has taken positions against both Arab extremism and Israeli army abuses. He was questioned by the FBI after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Abdelkarim is also a former board member of the Holy Land Foundation, which had its assets frozen in December after the Bush administration accused it of being a front for the militant group Hamas.

Japanese faith healer will die for beating TOKYO (AP) A Japanese faith healer was sentenced to death for beating six people to death with a drumstick during a 1995 exorcism ritual. Fukushima District Court in Northern Japan also sentenced three followers of 54-year-old Sachiko Eto to prison terms for their roles in the killings, court official Naoki Doi said Friday. Eto's 30-year-old daughter, Hiroko Eto, and Yutaka Nemoto, 27, were given life behind bars by judge Akira Hara, while Mitsuo Sekine, 52, was sentenced to 18 years. Doi declined to discuss details of the ruling. But Kyodo News agency said Hara cited their "responsibility for beating believers to death on the pretext of religious acts." Eto and the three associates killed six people and injured one while performing the rites at Sachiko's home 100 miles north of Tokyo.

The group dealt out drumstick beatings from late December 1994 to June 1995, allegedly to exorcise evil spirits. School forced to allow gay couple at dance TORONTO (AP) Catholic school officials cannot bar a gay student from taking another male to the high school prom, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Justice Robert MdacKinnon granted Marc Hall, 17, an injunction, ordering Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic high school to allow him to brings his 21-year-old boyfriend to the dance. Hall's lawyer David Corbett said the ruling tells Catholic schools that they can't discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, Durham District Catholic School Board lawyer Peter Lauwers said the school board has the right under the Constitution to run its schools in accordance with Catholic teachings. Hall has the option of going to a nonCatholic public school, if he chooses, Lauwers said.

The school board has said it supports Hall's right to be a homosexual but it rejects "a homosexual lifestyle," such as taking a gay date to the prom. Israel's invasion of Gaza Strip postponed JERUSALEM (AP) Israel put off its offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and pulled out of a West Bank town Saturday, leaving Palestinian-run territories free of Israeli troops for the first time in six weeks. Palestinian officials expressed little relief, however, as Israeli tanks and most reservists called up in recent days continued to sit on the border with Gaza. "Postponed doesn't mean canceled," said Saeb Erekat, a senior official in the Palestinian Authority. Israeli newspapers reported that the decision came in response to American pressure.

But Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said Israel was concerned that too details of the operation had many been leaked and that Palestinian militants had been given too much time to prepare. Gala- Continued from A1 Culpeper History but for what he and the Martin family have accomplished towards preservation of the community's history. In the past, Miner said the museum would host a history weekend including a summer gala event which was always held on a Friday night at a historic home in Culpeper. "We've gone back to doing that because it's a very fancy evening as far as people feeling like it's elegant," she said. "We're real tickled that we've been allowed to have it at Farley this year." Also a museum fundraiser, Miner described the summer gala as "a way to give visibility to the importance of preservation by showcasing historical homes that people have invested their time, energy and finances in." At the same time, the gala is viewed as an opportunity to honor a member of the community for their contribution to the community's history or heritage.

This year's honoree is an individual who epitomizes community devotion. Giles Miller 99, has known Martin for more than 70 years and was willing to help underwrite initial costs for the event in honor of his longtime friend. "I think they're calling me the honorary chairman," he said. 'Tve known T. I.

for most of my life. He comes from a great family. His father was mayor here and a great fellow. His firstborn is following right along in those footsteps. T.I.

has done an awful lot for Culpeper and the museum. He's just an outstanding fellow." Giles added that when he moved to Culpeper in 1930, he first became acquainted with the Martin family. "I don't know how old T.I. was then," Miller laughed. "I think this is a celebration he deserves." The Rev.

John Miller, current museum president, said Martin has been a faithful supporter of the museum for many years. "He feels a passion and a love for Culpeper history. He was a good leader, always listened to all the different opinions and really tried to get the consensus of the whole board," said John. "He is a good man, very easy to work with." He remarked that although the Summer Gala is an excellent way to raise funds for the museum, the main purpose of the event is to honor Martin. "It's an opportunity for us to express our thanks to him and show how important his efforts have been to the museum," John said.

Ann duFrane, a member of the Gala's planning committee and also Martin's neighbor, expects the celebration to be a really nice evening." She said the host couple has been gracious enough to allow the event to take place at their antebellum home. The celebration will include a catered dinner, a tour of Farley, a tribute to Martin and other surprise entertainment. "T.I. has stuck with the museum all along when it was just in a little building on Davis Street up to this point. He is a very faithful board member," duFrane said.

"He is generous with his time and always willing to help as a neighbor." She went on to say that Martin's commitment to the community is astonishing and that he is always concerned about the good of others. "He never says no and he's always willing to help," duFrane said, describing Martin as philanthropic. "And he represents the kind of characteristics that I would aspire to have loyalty and commitment. to the causes he feels strongly about. What really shines forth about T.I.

is that he is positive and he has a great sense of humor, a fine person. One of the finest I've ever known." Characteristically a modest man, Miner said Martin was in favor of the summer gala because he viewed it as a way to raise money for the museum. A planning committee made up of museum folks, Martin's very close friends and members of Plants Continued from A1 Roy said that he knocked on the door and a 44-year-old man answered the door. After talking with police, the man allowed police to search the apartment. After allowing police inside, Cpl.

Pat Coffey said the man told police, "That's all I got." Besides the plants, which are feet tall, police found a small baggie containing suspected marijuana, a "T.I. has done an awful lot for Culpeper and the museum. He's just an outstanding fellow. I think this is a celebration he deserves." Giles Miller Jr. (pictured) his immediate family have been busy ironing out all the details.

The gala will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a cocktail hour upon arrival and beverages available through a cash bar. Guided tours of Farley will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

and dinner will be served, buffet style from about 7 to 8:15. "And then there will be a program, guaranteed to be fun until about 9 o'clock. The evening's entertainment will include tributes to T.I. and there will be some special announcements," said Miner. "We hope to have something that is a surprise for all our guests that they should have a lot of fun participating in.

It should challenge them and it may allow them to go home with a little something in their pocket." With seating for 150, the invitation-only event is sure to be attended to full capacity, Miner expects. Besides the generous seed money provided by Giles Miller, she added that local businessman Joe Daniel also helped to sponsor the event. "And, of course, we thank the owners of Farley- our hosts for offering their wonderful home," Miner said. She said Farley is a wonderful example of what can happen to a house when someone is dedicated to preserving an actual piece of history. The imposing frame house measures 126 feet long and is steeped in history.

Miner said the home was residence to relatives to Robert "King" Carter a descendant of an extremely wealthy Virginia dynasty. "It was very much embroiled in the middle of the Civil War as a hospital and headquarters," she said of Union Major General John Sedgwick's occupation of the home. Farley was later purchased by the Stern family from New Jersey who gave it altogether a new life in the 20th century. Miner commented that without dedicated preservationists, a treasure like Farley gets lost. The last summer gala was held in 1999 at Longley, a circa 1930s home in Boston.

Previous historic home sites for the museum celebration included Afton (1840), Auburn (1813) and Beauregard (1845). Past honorees consisted of Claude Guinn, Rev. Floyd T. Binns, Mary Moore, T.O. Madden and Alice Strauss.

"Honoring T.I. is sort of a double whammy this year because of the museum and what he has done all over Culpeper. He's the cat's pajamas, all those little sayings that they used in the 1940s -the silk hat, the cream of the crop. This is his evening," Miner said. For those who would like more information about the event, call the museum at Contact Allison.

Brophy at smoking device with suspected cocaine residue and a grow-light. "I don't think we have had a live marijuana plant in two years," said Coffey. Roy said the man was not immediately arrested. Charges are pending following consultation with the commonwealth's attorney this week. Contact Wally Bunker at Give Her the Best Our stunning bouquet makes a wonderful gift for Mom on her day, Soutter's Flowers Gifts 404 S.

Main Street Culpeper (540)727-0745 1-888-476-8883 Sat. Flowers- Continued from A1 16 Latin American countries and the U.S., bringing 110 million pounds of flowers to the U.S. each year. Perishables, mostly flowers and vegetables, comprise 80 percent of the company's import cargo. Its two daily flights from Ecuador are partially loaded with flowers year-round, O'Malley said.

But in the crunch times February and the first week of May UPS Air Cargo's freighters from Colombia and Ecuador are filled to the brim with flowers to meet the demand. Mother's Day formalized 88 years with a proclamation from President Woodrow Wilson remains a yearly bonanza for florists, sitting midway between Easter and the peak of early summer weddings. "From Easter until the end of June, it's like the high season for flowers," said Sharon Garcia, import manager at Hellman Perishable Logistics, a Miamibased freight forwarder. And flowers for Mom make the high season downright crazy. "We'll go from seeing two or three shipments a week to seeing one a day," Garcia said.

"And it's impossible to get a USDA inspector because there are so many flowers coming in." Proper chill is zealously attended to keep the bulbs freshest, with the industry letting the flowers gradually warm the closer they get to your Mom. In Miami, for example, Hellmann has seven produce and multi-use coolers kept at different temperatures. A Web site shows Sons- customers real-time temperatures for the company's coolers in five cities, from the Netherlands to Brisbane, Australia. "They're the most perishable item in transportation," said Michael Lancey, marketing director at Eden Floral in Miami, one of the nation's largest cut flower importers. About 80 percent of the flowers coming to the U.S.

travel through Miami International, where many of the port city's 400 Agriculture Department inspectors examine imports for disease and insects, 24 hours a day. Workers pore over each box of flowers, frequently grabbing their magnifying glass to determine whether any alien critters or disease have hitched an illegal ride to the States. A small percentage of the flowers are contaminated, requiring chemical treatment, return or destruction, said Nolan Lemon, a spokesman for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. "It's almost breathtaking to observe the amount of material that's coming in that they have to process," Lemon said. "It's an incredibly difficult job." Unlike Valentine's Day, which has become a red-rose special, people buy a variety of flowers for Mom, with colors tending to pastel.

"Moms get everything," said Garcia, the floral importer. But she has no pretty blooms planned for her own mother this year. "I'm stripping and painting her front door," Garcia said. "That, and taking her to the movies." Continued from A1 in their natal group for care," Helle said. "Resources are not as likely to limit females' life span.

There might be some effect, but it will not be as huge as in the Sami people." Helle and his co-authors used the records because of their accuracy and because they gave a measure of the effects of natural mortality before advance medical care. The study concentrated on women who produced children and then went on to live past age 50. The researchers found that women who gave birth to sons had a shorter life span than those who had only daughters. Typically, a mother's life was shortened by about 34 weeks per son. Having daughters who were raised to adulthood diminished the effect, actually helping the mothers to live longer, Helle said.

"You can actually cancel the negative effect (on life span) of one boy by producing about three girls," said Helle. "The girls stayed Boating- Boating- Continued from A1 boating practices and helping familiarize the operator with their vessel is important. "We would never dream of getting into an automobile without learning to operate it and we should consider that when we go out and buy a 220 horsepower speed boat," Bullard said. "We should learn how to handle it. When we should stop and when we should go." However, each vessel, whether powered by a motor or not, has its own safety issues, said Bullard.

"Here in Culpeper, we are looking at john boats or canoes," said Bullard. Stressing safety, Bullard said people who plan to take a boat or canoe trip need to plan the route, to figure how long it will take and to let someone know where you are starting from and what time. Most search and rescue efforts are for overdue boaters because someone didn't accurately plan the trip and figure the time it would take. Canoeing creates its own situations when inexperienced canoeists attempt a river or rapids that they are not capable of handling. "Don't attempt to do something you have no capability of doing," Bullard said.

"They don't realize water is a powerful force." Water can also be deceiving. Shallow water can be fast moving. Bullard noted that since 1998, time. All the children had a great influence on their parents' lives, but the girls had a more positive effect than the boys." During the study period, Sami families typically had four children per generation. The children tended to stay with the family, creating an extended family group that spanned several generations.

The Sami were a nomadic people who followed the migration of reindeer. They led a hard life, but they were very successful, said Helle. Infant mortality in the group was very low, so there was "no need to produce compensating children to replace those who died at an early age," he said. During the preindustrial era, the life span average about 62 years for both men and women, said Helle. This was far longer than in many cultures during that era.

Today, the average life span of a Finn is about 81 years for women and about 74 years for men. changes in regulations have reduced the number of accidents, injuries and deaths. Game wardens are responsible for policing regulations and laws relating to fishing and boating. The laws also cover jet skis. Jet ski operators must be older than 16, with the exception of operators ages 14 to 16 who have passed a state-sanctioned boating safety course.

Jet skis are not allowed within 50 feet of another vessel or dock and 100 feet from swimmers. Game wardens are also tasked with investigating all water-related incidents. "We undergo a lot of training to determine who, if anyone, is at fault and press charges, if appropriate," said Bullard. To find out more about a boating safety course, Bullard said the he can be reached through the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office at 727-3400 or Game Warden Jim Crosby at the Fredericksburg Office at 540-899-4169. Game and Inland Fisheries spokesperson Julia Dixon-Smith said there are 243,335 registered boats in the state.

More boating information is available at "Water is a lot of fun but you have to respect it," said Bullard. Contact Wally Bunker at BANKRUPTCY FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION Spring is the season of new life call about a new financial life! Don't suffer with creditor calls, garnishments or repossessions any more! BUTTON, YEAMAN ASSOCIATES, P.C. Angela M. Barlow 139 West Davis Street, Culpeper (540)825-0766 OBITUARY Henry David Singleton, 51, of Ashland, Kentucky, died May 8, 2002, at the Oklahoma City University Hospital in Oklahoma.

Mr. Singleton was born in Marshall, Va. on July 12, 1950, son of the late Robert W. Singleton and Jacqueline Hinson Singleton of Marshall, Va. Mr.

Singleton was retired from the U.S. Govt. working with the Federal Prison System, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Survivors include his mother; his wife, Patricia A. Singleton; one daughter, Brandy L.

Singleton of Louisville, Kentucky; one sister, Linda Lunceford of Marshall, two brothers, Robert Singleton of Delaplane, and Dean Singleton of Mechanicsville, Va. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at Marshall Cemetery by Rev. Michael Payne. The family will receive friends at the Royston Funeral Home, in Marshall, Va.

on Tuesday, May 14, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Henry David Singleton DEATH NOTICES Leon Roland Basye Leon Roland Basye II, 77, of Columbia, S.C., died on Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at his home. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Moser Funeral Home with the Rev. I. Everett Hughes, Jr.

officiating. Interment will be in Culpeper National Cemetery with honors provided by VFW and American Legion Post of Culpeper. Col. James Elmer Childs, Sr. USAR (Ret.) Col.

James Elmer Childs, Sr. USAR 53, of Warrenton, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 271 Winchester Warrenton, Va.

with Father Michael Bazan officiating. Interment will be in Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle, Va. A visitation and rosary will be held on Monday, May 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Joynes Funeral Home, 29 N.

Third Warrenton, Va. Emory Sanford Conners Our loving father and grandfather, Emory Sanford Conners, 77, of Woodville, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at his residence. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. at Woodville Cemetery with Rev. Dallas Smith and Rev.

Joel Cress officiating and with honors provided by the Culpeper American Legion Post and the Culpeper V.F.W.: Post. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is in charge of the arrangements. Eulis Dudley Scott Eulis Dudley Scott, 76, of Culpeper, died Thursday, May 9, 2002, at Fauquier Hospital. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at Found and Sons Chapel with Rev. Sandy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery with honors provided by the Culpeper American Legion Post and the Culpeper V.F.W.

Post In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, Jeff Karnes, 13450 Essex Street, Culpeper, VA 22701. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is in charge of the arrangements. Jane Dosia Smith A funeral service for Jane Dosia Smith of Boca Raton, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Moser Funeral Home Chapel in Warrenton. Interment will be in Warrenton Cemetery.

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