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Tuesday  April 22, 2003

Former Iraq POW returns home to Georgia - 4/22/03 11:18 PM
LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) -- Former Iraq POW Ronald Young Jr. returned to his hometown Tuesday, getting a police escort to his parents' house on a street bedecked with yellow ribbons and lined with well-wishers.
France proposes suspending U.N. sanctions against Iraq, a step toward U.S. goal - 4/22/03 10:53 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- After staunchly opposing the U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein, France made a surprise proposal Tuesday to meet the United States halfway by calling for the immediate suspension of crippling economic sanctions on Iraq.
Texas family still awaiting word on soldier missing for one month - 4/22/03 10:40 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- For members of the Anguiano family, Wednesday is an anniversary they didn't want to commemorate.
Trailblazing bebop saxophonist Teddy Edwards dies at 78 - 4/22/03 10:15 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Teddy Edwards, a tenor saxophonist who helped create bebop jazz and performed with musicians ranging from Benny Goodman to Tom Waits, has died of prostate cancer. He was 78.
Jordan's King Abdullah says exile groups should play minor role in Iraq - 4/22/03 9:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Postwar Iraq should be run by those who lived and suffered under Saddam Hussein, and exiled Iraqi opposition groups should have only a minor role in running the country, Jordan's King Abdullah said.
Anti-war lawmaker denies receiving money from Iraq; party probe set - 4/22/03 9:02 PM
LONDON (AP) -- British law enforcement officials have begun a preliminary investigation into whether a lawmaker who vehemently opposed the U.S.-led war on Iraq misused money from an Iraqi aid charity he runs.
France proposes suspending U.N. sanctions against Iraq, a step toward U.S. goal - 4/22/03 7:54 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- After staunchly opposing the U.S.-led war against Saddam Hussein, France made a surprise proposal Tuesday to meet the United States halfway by calling for the immediate suspension of crippling economic sanctions on Iraq.
Lights on for a lucky few in Baghdad - 4/22/03 7:18 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Jumping for joy, the 42-year-old mother of three hit the switch and screamed: "Electricity is here!" Up and down the block, neighbors ran outside their houses to cheer and fire weapons in the air.
Saudi Arabian aid convoy arrives in Baghdad, guarded by Saudi troops - 4/22/03 7:06 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A caravan of humanitarian aid arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday after a two-day road journey from Saudi Arabia, guarded from potential looters along the way by Saudi troops.
Texas family still awaiting word on soldier missing for one month - 4/22/03 6:36 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- For members of the Anguiano family, Wednesday is an anniversary they didn't want to commemorate.
United Nations agency: dozens of Iraqi refugees expelled from Syria - 4/22/03 6:34 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Dozens of Iraqi refugees -- mostly children -- have been expelled from a camp in Syria and sent back to their homeland, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Chanting and ritually slashing their bodies, Shiite pilgrims worship at holy shrine in Karbala - 4/22/03 6:08 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Swaying and chanting, some bleeding from self-inflicted wounds of ritual mourning, an estimated 1 million Shiite Muslims marched to this city's holy shrine Tuesday, celebrating their freedom from years of repression by Saddam Hussein's regime.
How did all that U.S. cash get to Iraq? Investigators trying to track $100 bills - 4/22/03 6:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Piles of U.S. currency, hundreds of millions of dollars so far, are being found in Iraq, even though the country has been under economic sanctions for nearly 13 years.
U.S.-led coalition forces briefly detain senior Iraqi Shiite cleric, opposition group says - 4/22/03 5:53 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The spiritual leader of a small, radical Iraqi opposition party who was returning from exile in Iran was detained by U.S. forces for several hours Tuesday with dozens of his followers, an Iraqi exile group said.
Garner gets warm welcome and statements of cooperation from Iraqi Kurds - 4/22/03 5:38 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Twelve years after he led a mission that protected Kurds from Saddam Hussein's wrath, Jay Garner returned to northern Iraq on Tuesday to a warm welcome and a bigger task -- the reconstruction of the entire country.
U.S.-led coalition holding senior Iraqi Shiite cleric, opposition groups say - 4/22/03 5:12 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The spiritual leader of a small, radical Iraqi opposition party was being held Tuesday by U.S. and British forces along with dozens of others at the Iran-Iraq border, Iraqi exile groups and clerics said.
Suspected cases of cholera and typhoid reported in Baghdad, doctors say - 4/22/03 5:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Doctors in Baghdad on Tuesday reported the first suspected cases of cholera and typhoid, two potential killers caused by bad water sanitation.
Anti-war lawmaker denies receiving money from Iraq; party probe set - 4/22/03 4:50 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A British lawmaker who vehemently opposed the U.S.-led war on Iraq denied a newspaper's claim Tuesday that he received money from Saddam Hussein's regime through the oil-for-food program.
German experts call on governments to pay Iraqi guards for museums - 4/22/03 4:43 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- German antiquities experts called on governments Tuesday to come up with cash to pay guards to secure whatever treasures remain in Iraqi museums.
Chanting and slashing their bodies, Shiite pilgrims worship at holy shrine in Karbala - 4/22/03 3:49 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Swaying and chanting, some slashing their bodies and drawing blood, an estimated 1 million Shiite Muslims marched to this city's holy shrine Tuesday to mourn one of their most revered saints -- but also to celebrate their new freedoms after years of repression by Saddam Hussein's regi ...
U.S. Army rolls into northern city, occupies buildings - 4/22/03 3:40 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army occupied Mosul from the air and on the ground Tuesday with little resistance except scattered small-arms fire, taking custody of a northern city they said was in good shape for quick rehabilitation once the security situation improves.
American troops arrest U.S.-backed Iraqi fighters from Chalabi's wing - 4/22/03 3:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops arrested fighters of the U.S.-backed Free Iraqi Forces on Tuesday after they were found looting abandoned homes of former members of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Shiite Muslims make pilgrimage banned under Saddam, France proposes ending U.N. sanctions - 4/22/03 2:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims crowded two holy cities Tuesday in a fervent pilgrimage that had been banned for decades under Saddam, while at the United Nations, France proposed suspending sanctions targeting Iraqi civilians.
France proposes suspending U.N. sanctions against Iraq - 4/22/03 2:36 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a surprise move, France on Tuesday proposed immediately suspending U.N. sanctions targeting Iraqi civilians, an important step toward the U.S. goal of ending trade embargoes that have crippled the country's economy.
Bush administration calling for a donors conference to pay for rebuilding Iraq - 4/22/03 2:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even before issuing a formal declaration of victory in Iraq, the Bush administration is laying plans for an international donors conference to raise money for Iraq's rebuilding.
Young Marines bring stability to kids whose parents are called to duty - 4/22/03 2:15 PM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- Marine Capt. James Jones stared down at the nervous private wearing new camouflage and a worried look.
As American forces approached, a dying police state targeted an unlikely man - 4/22/03 2:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The pounding on his door sometime after midnight, upstairs in a small hotel, startled the man awake. When he went to open it, the gunmen pushed in, surrounded him and hustled him out, then ransacked the room.
A Who's Who of Iraqi Shiite leaders - 4/22/03 2:04 PM
It's visible on the roads of central Iraq, where hundreds of pilgrims walk pounding their chests and waving black flags, and in the mosques of the south, where black-turbaned clerics organize security and administrations for their cities.
Bush administration calling for a donors conference to pay for rebuilding Iraq - 4/22/03 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even before issuing a formal declaration of victory in Iraq, the Bush administration is laying plans for an international donors conference to raise money for Iraq's rebuilding.
U.N. aid staff still waiting for coalition clearance to fly to Iraq - 4/22/03 1:42 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- United Nations staff planning the first permanent return of international aid workers to Iraq have been held up for more than a week waiting for coalition permission to fly into the country, a U.N. spokeswoman said Tuesday.
France proposes suspending U.N. sanctions against Iraq - 4/22/03 1:33 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a surprise move, France on Tuesday proposed immediately suspending U.N. sanctions targeting Iraq civilians, an important step toward the U.S. goal of ending trade embargoes that have crippled the country's economy.
U.S. forces trying to determine whether $600 million found in Baghdad is real - 4/22/03 1:32 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. forces are trying to determine whether more than $600 million in $100 bills found behind a false wall in Baghdad is counterfeit, but if it's real, it belongs to the Iraqi people, U.S. Central Command officials said Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS: million people. - 4/22/03 1:16 PM
France's de La Sabliere said he also proposed that the council phase out the oil-for-food program, which allowed Iraq to sell unlimited quantities of oil provided the money went for humanitarian goods and compensation to victims of the first Gulf War.
UNITED NATIONS: deliver them. - 4/22/03 1:14 PM
France was in the forefront of opposition to the U.S.-led war against Iraq, along with Russia, Germany and China. But de La Sabliere said before the meeting that Security Council "must take into account the new realities on the ground."
Chanting and slashing their bodies, Shiite pilgrims worship at holy shrine in Karbala - 4/22/03 1:12 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims marched to this city's holy shrine Tuesday to mark the death of one of their most revered saints, chanting, swaying, even cutting their bodies in an emotional ritual that had been banned for decades under Saddam Hussein.
UNITED NATIONS: finance reconstruction. - 4/22/03 1:01 PM
France's U.N. ambassador, Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, made the proposal at a Security Council meeting where members heard a briefing by chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix and for the first time exchanged views on potentially divisive post-war issues.
Iraq-Baghdad - 4/22/03 12:59 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An interim police chief appointed by the U.S. Army began work Tuesday, taking command of hundreds of Iraqi police already patrolling the streets of Baghdad but acknowledging that American troops remain in charge.
Chief inspector says U.N. experts should return to Iraq; U.S. sees no immediate role for them - 4/22/03 11:59 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Chief weapons inspector Hans Blix said Tuesday that U.N. inspectors are ready to return to Iraq to independently verify the discovery of any weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. forces trying to determine whether $600 million found in Baghdad is real - 4/22/03 11:49 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. forces are trying to determine whether more than $600 million in $100 bills found behind a false wall in Baghdad is counterfeit, but if it's real, it belongs to the Iraqi people, U.S. Central Command officials said Tuesday.
Bush administration expects a donors conference on rebuilding Iraq - 4/22/03 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration plans to call for an international donors conference to raise money for Iraq's rebuilding, but it has no current estimate of the final bill, the Pentagon's budget chief said Tuesday.
Medical clearance expected soon for five former POWs - 4/22/03 11:06 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Members of the Army's 507th Maintenance Company who were held as prisoners of war in Iraq for three weeks are on track for release from a medical center this week.
U.S. to convene meeting Friday on interim government in Baghdad - 4/22/03 10:40 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The United States plans to bring Iraqi representatives to Baghdad on Friday for the second meeting on forming a postwar government, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
Garner visits northern Iraq, praises Kurdish effort in the war - 4/22/03 10:34 AM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Retired U.S. Lt. Gen. Jay Garner met with Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq on Tuesday, praising the support they gave in ridding the country of Saddam Hussein.
Chanting and slashing their bodies, Shiite pilgrims worship at holy shrine in Karbala - 4/22/03 10:17 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims marched to this city's holy shrine Tuesday to mark the death of one of their most revered saints, chanting, swaying, even cutting their bodies in an emotional ritual that had been banned for decades under Saddam Hussein.
Iraq-Baghdad - 4/22/03 9:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An interim police chief appointed by the U.S. Army began work Tuesday, taking command of hundreds of Iraqi police already patrolling the streets of Baghdad but acknowledging that American troops remain in charge.
Chief inspector says U.N. experts should return to Iraq; U.S. sees no immediate role for them - 4/22/03 9:41 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Chief weapons inspector Hans Blix says U.N. inspectors should return to Iraq to independently verify the discovery of any weapons of mass destruction.
Deep discounts: Baghdad streets are brimming with looted goods - 4/22/03 9:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Down on the 14th of Ramadan Street, Mohammed Hadi shouted out his offer to anyone who would listen: athletic shoes -- cheap.
U.S. forces find cache of cash _ over $600 million _ behind false wall in Baghdad - 4/22/03 9:11 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. soldiers trying to stop looting in Baghdad ran into a huge cache of cash -- more than $600 million in $100 dollar bills hidden behind a false wall.
Garner visits Iraq's northern Kurdish region, praises Kurdish effort in the war - 4/22/03 8:29 AM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Retired U.S. Lt. Gen. Jay Garner met with Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq on Tuesday, praising the support they gave in ridding the country of Saddam Hussein.
Saddam's `Shiite Thug' is captured; Shiite Muslims make pilgrimage banned under Saddam - 4/22/03 7:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- One of Saddam Hussein's most-feared lieutenants was in U.S. hands Tuesday, while hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims crowded two holy cities in a fervent pilgrimage that had been banned for decades under Saddam.
Shiite pilgrims worship at holy shrine in Karbala - 4/22/03 7:35 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims worshipped at the city's holy shrine Tuesday, chanting, dancing, even slashing cuts on their bodies in a frenzied religious ritual that had been banned for decades under Saddam Hussein's regime.
Garner visits Iraq's northern Kurdish region - 4/22/03 6:16 AM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Retired U.S. Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, who is overseeing the postwar reconstruction of Iraq, arrived in the northern Kurdish region Tuesday, his second day of a tour around the country.
Military pets comforted, cared for by foster families during war - 4/22/03 5:12 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- When Marines from a nearby base were called to war, Terri Morgan's home, along the North Carolina coast, became a sanctuary for three snakes, a frog that makes strange noises, fish, a cockatiel and tarantulas.
Saddam's `Shiite Thug' is captured; U.S. may be closer to finding smoking gun - 4/22/03 4:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- One of Saddam Hussein's most-feared lieutenants has been captured, and the American military says it has found ingredients and equipment that Iraq may have been using to make chemical weapons.
New Iraq soon open for commerce, but it could be risky business for many - 4/22/03 2:16 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- A new Iraq flush with free-flowing oil money, untapped markets and a teeming population is a tempting proposition for profit-hungry U.S. firms dealing in everything from credit cards to consumer goods.
Looted Iraqi antiquities already surfacing on world art markets, FBI says - 4/22/03 1:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of the ancient artifacts stolen from Iraqi museums are already appearing on the international art market and at least one suspected piece was seized at an American airport, FBI officials say.
Ancient city of Samarra stands largely untouched amid Iraq's post-Saddam chaos - 4/22/03 1:52 AM
SAMARRA, Iraq (AP) -- Amid the destruction of this war -- the bombing, the fighting, the looting -- this elegant city was left largely untouched.
U.S. Marines clean neglected British World War I cemetery at scene of bitter Turkish siege - 4/22/03 1:46 AM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- For a day, U.S. Marines traded their rifles for rakes -- to care for the final resting places of British soldiers who fought and died in another campaign, more than 80 years ago.
In a Baghdad brimming with looted goods, the prices are insane - 4/22/03 1:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Down on Ramadan Street, Mohammed Hadi shouted out his offer to anyone who would listen: athletic shoes -- cheap.
U.S. military presence in Iraq shifting to nation-building - 4/22/03 1:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Combat in Iraq is all but over, yet U.S. Army troops continue to stream into the country in an illustration of one of the ironies of current warfare: More soldiers often are needed to keep the peace than to fight the war.
Rumsfeld: U.S. expects democracy, not theocracy, in Iraq - 4/22/03 1:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States expects an eventual government of Iraq to be a democracy where the rights of minorities are guaranteed, not a theocracy run by clerics such as in neighboring Iran, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says.

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