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MOSCOW — A 17-year-old widow of a slain Islamistrebel was one of the two femalesuicide bombers who attackedMoscow’s subway, a leadingRussian newspaper reportedtoday, as President DmitryMedvedev announced newmeasures to crack down on ter-rorism.The death toll from Monday’ssubway bombings in Moscowrose to 40 today as a man diedin the hospital of his injuries. Atleast 90 others were injured inthose attacks.Medvedev, himself a lawyer,said the laws should be broad-ened so that those who helpterrorists even in small ways— “by making soup or wash-ing clothes” — are punished.However, that is somethingRussian authorities have alreadybeen doing.The Kommersant newspaperreported that the subway bomb-ers came from Dagestan andChechnya, two neighboring,predominantly Muslim prov-inces in Russia’s volatile NorthCaucasus region. Dagestan wasthe site of two subsequent sui-cide bombings on Wednesdaythat killed 12 people, mostlypolice officers, and anotherexplosion Thursday that killedtwo suspected militants.Federal and local officialsin Dagestan refused to com-ment today to The AssociatedPress on the newspaper report.A Chechen militant leader onThursday claimed responsibilityfor the subway bombings.Kommersant publisheda photograph of a youngwoman dressed in a blackMuslim headscarf and hold-ing a pistol. It named her asDzhennet Abdurakhmanovafrom Dagestan, saying shewas also known as DzhennetAbdullayeva.A man with his arm aroundher, also holding a gun, is iden-tified as Umalat Magomedov,whom the paper describesas an Islamist militant leaderkilled by government forces inDecember.The report, giving no sources,said the second bomber has beententatively identified as 20-year-old Markha Ustarkhanova fromChechnya. On Thursday, thepaper said she was the widowof a militant leader killed lastOctober while preparing toassassinate Chechen PresidentRamzan Kadyrov, who is backedby the Kremlin.Female suicide bombersfrom the North Caucasus arereferred to in Russia as “blackwidows” because many of themare the wives, or other relatives,of militants killed by securityforces.Medvedev and PrimeMinister Vladimir Putin havecalled for the terrorists to beunceremoniously destroyed.Today, Medvedev broadenedthe targets to include theiraccomplices.“In my opinion, we have tocreate such a model for terroristcrimes that anyone who helpsthem — no matter what he does,be it cook the soup or washthe clothes — has committed acrime,” Medvedev said.Russian police and securityforces have long been accused of seizing people suspected of aid-ing militants. Some people weretortured and many disappeared,and rights people trying to docu-ment the abuses have also beenslain, kidnapped, threatened orhave disappeared.
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BEIJING — Rescuersheard tapping sounds todayfrom the pipes in a floodedChinese coal mine where 153workers were trapped morethan five days earlier, andanother rescue team report-edly heard shouts, an officialsaid.The sounds at theWangjialing mine in thenorthern province of Shanxiwere the first signs of lifesince the mine was floodedSunday afternoon, rescueofficial Zhao Chuan said.“I’m so happy to hear thenews, and I think everybodyis,” Tang Yinfeng, whosebrother-in-law is trapped.“The rescue work is muchfaster than before. We’regrateful for their effort.”Footage on the statebroadcaster also showed res-cuers tapping on pipes witha wrench, and then cheeringand jumping for joy whenthey heard a response. Oneman wiped tears from hiseyes.Government officialssay the flood was triggeredwhen workers digging tun-nels broke through into anold shaft filled with water.About 3,000 rescuers wereworking around the clock topump water out of the minetoday. Earlier, relatives hadcomplained the work wasproceeding too slowly.Wen Changjin, an officialfrom the news center set up atthe site, said rescuers tappingon the pipes began to heartapping responses from about820 feet (250 meters) belowground at around 2 p.m.Zhao told The AssociatedPress by telephone that hehad heard from colleaguesthat another rescue teamreported hearing peopleshouting underground as wellbut he could not immediatelyconfirm that account. Wensaid officials at the news cen-ter had not heard reports of shouting.He said rescuers havestarted sending glucose andmilk down the pipes to thespot where the tapping washeard.Zhao was quoted by state-run China Central Televisionas saying that an iron wirewas found tied to a drill rodand rescuers think it may havebeen attached by one of thetrapped miners. Images of theiron wire showed it had beenshaped into a circle, with itsends twisted together.The 153 workers werebelieved to be trapped onnine different platforms inthe mine, which was floodedwith up to 37 million gal-lons (140,000 cubic meters)of water, the equivalent of more than 55 Olympic swim-ming pools, state televisionhas reported.Rescuers said four of theplatforms were not totallysubmerged, the state-runXinhua News Agency report-ed today.“It is believed that someworkers may have a chanceof survival,” a spokesman forthe rescue headquarters, LiuDezheng, told state mediaWednesday. “We will go allout to save them.”The water level under-ground had dropped by 2.6yards (meters) as of noontoday, Xinhua reported.David Creedy, a for-mer mine consultant whonow works in China as coalmine methane director forSindicatum Carbon Capital,said if the mine’s tunnelsremain open with no cave-ins, rescuers should be able toreach the miners by pumpingout the water or sending adiver through.He said the survival of those trapped depends on sev-eral factors, including howcold and wet they are andhow much air is available.“Certainly for the currenttime, a week or so, there’s agood chance,” he said.Delphos Police investigat-ed an accident that occurred at9:14 p.m. on Thursday whenthe driver of one vehicle lostcontrol and struck a parkedSUV.Rosemary Pohlman, 80, of Delphos was traveling north-bound on North FranklinStreet when she drifted intothe right lane and struck theparked vehicle of Kim Antalisof Delphos, which was legal-ly parked in front of 236 N.Franklin St.There were no injuriesand moderate damage toPohlman’s vehicle and minordamage to Antalis’s SUV.Pohlman was cited for fail-ure to maintain control.At 9:46 p.m. on March 31,a traffic crash involving threevehicles occurred at the inter-section of North Franklin andEast First streets.Sean Williams, 17, of VanWert was traveling south-bound on North Franklinand proceeding through theintersection at East FirstStreet. Dorothy Kohler, 89,of Delphos, failed to yieldthe right of way and movedthrough the intersection onEast First Street, strikingWilliams’ vehicle in the leftside. Both vehicles continuedto move southwest, whichresulted in both striking thevehicle of James Williamson,35, of Delphos, who waseastbound on East First Streetand stopped at the stop sign.There was possible injuryto Williamson and Kohler whodid not seek medical treatmentat the scene.There was moderate dam-age to Kohler and Williams’vehicles and minor damage toWilliamson’s.Kohler was cited for failureto yield after stopping.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Gaza’s Hamas rulers saidtoday they have contactedarmed groups in the territoryin an apparent bid to keepthem from attacks that couldprovoke Israel.A string of recentPalestinian rocket attacks onsouthern Israel and retalia-tory Israeli airstrikes haveratcheted up tensions. Earliertoday, Israeli aircraft struckmultiple targets in Gaza aftera rocket landed in southernIsrael the day before.Gaza health official Dr.Moaiya Hassanain said threePalestinian children werewounded in one of the air-strikes and hospitalized.The Israeli military saidaircraft struck two weapons-making factories and twoweapons-storage facilities.Hamas security officials said10 sites were hit: a cheesefactory, a moviemaking com-plex built by the territory’sIslamic militant Hamas rulersand open areas where mili-tants train.A statement released bythe Hamas government afterthe aerial assaults accusedIsrael of an “escalation”against Gaza. But it also saidthe Hamas government was“making contact with the fac-tions to safeguard internalagreement.”Hamas has never explic-itly criticized attacks againstIsrael, though top officialshave said such attacks don’tserve Palestinian interestsright now. Today’s state-ment indicated that theIslamic group was acting toget the territory’s other mili-tant groups to respect thispolicy.Some in Gaza have criti-cized Hamas — whose mainrallying cry is armed con-frontation against Israel —for seeking to restrict rocketattacks on Israeli territory.Last year, Israel conduct-ed a bruising war in Gazaafter years of rocket attacks.Since then, Hamas has triedto avoid provoking sweepingIsraeli military action.At 12:05 a.m. on Friday,Putnam County Sheriff’sOffice received a 911 callconcerning Kyle Kazee, 29,of Fort Jennings, who hit aguardrail with an ATV onRoad R in the area of St. Rt.190, north of Fort Jennings.Kazee was transported byOttoville EMS to St. Rita’sMedical Center. Assisting onthe scene was Fort JenningsFire Department.At this time Kazee’s condi-tion is unknown.The accident is still underinvestigation.Corn: $3.17Wheat: $3.95Beans: $9.20
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Today is Good Friday, April2, the 92nd day of 2010. Thereare 273 days left in the year.
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Eva L. Grone, 91, of Delphos, died at 2:25 a.m.Thursday at VancrestHealthcare Center.She was born Oct. 3, 1918,in Delphos, to CJ and Agnes(Sauber) Yochum.On July 26, 1941, she mar-ried Arthur Grone, who diedon May 15, 2003.Survivors include sonsNeil (Norma) Grone of Liberty Township, Jim (Lois)Grone of Fort Jennings andMike (Dawn) Vollmar-Grone of Sidney; daugh-ters Mary (Kinnaird) Knissof Avilla, Ind., and DianaGrone-Hitchcock of Delphos;sister Beatrice Basinger of Sacramento, Calif.; 11 grand-children and 18 great grand-children.She was preceded indeath by her brother Albert;and sisters Della Studenka,Rita Shellabarger, Catherineand Pat Yochum and BettyWorkman.Mrs. Grone was a home-maker and member at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, past member of itsAltar Rosary Society and agraduate of St. John’s HighSchool. She was also a mem-ber of the American ContractBridge League and attained therank of master. She enjoyedplaying bridge and other cardgames, golfing, crocheting,knitting and being with herchildren and grandchildren.Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Mondayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, with buri-al following in ResurrectionCemetery.Friends may call from 4-9p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home and foran hour prior to the serviceat the church. A wake beginsat 8:30 p.m. Sunday at thefuneral home.Memorials are to Masses orAmerican Heart Association.
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Warwick home, where rush-ing water took out his drivewaygravel and seeped into his base-ment.Still, while serious in theshort term, the problems areexpected to dissipate withinweeks as the flood water con-tinues to recede — and theypale next to the similar butmore sweeping contaminationthat plagued New Orleans afterHurricane Katrina, when mil-lions of gallons of oil spilledinto neighborhoods and canals.“This was atypical, but thefish, the birds, the creatures of the bay will weather this justfine,” said John Torgan, a mem-ber of the environmental advo-cacy group Save the Bay.Narragansett Bay is an estu-ary, a place where salt and fresh-water mix and create an impor-tant incubator for sea and avianlife. Though no one expectsa mass fish kill, it’s possiblethat species such as starfish andmussels could die if exposed toa sudden, heavy burst of freshwater, Torgan said.And the bay is bracing for apotential influx of contaminantslike garbage or oil from indus-trial trucking facilities, alreadyvisible in the storm water float-ing across low-lying areas anddown rivers.“There will be a big load of sediment that hits NarragansettBay. There’ll be a lot of pollutedrunoff, oils and things that are onour streets normally, on our lawns,on the watershed,” Spalding said.“It will come all at once.”But so far, he added, he hasnot seen any major release of hazardous chemicals.No public water supplies areknown to have been contami-nated, but people supplied byfour small water systems areurged to boil it as a precaution.The state health department hasasked restaurants to close if theywere flooded in any area andenvironmental officials are urg-ing caution for anyone cleaningup indoor fuel spills. And any-one who walks through the filthyfloodwaters is potentially at risk.Rhode Island health direc-tor David Gifford said he wasunaware of anyone who hadreported becoming sick but wasmonitoring the situation becauseof the extent of the flooding.“This is happening in a lot of places; it’s pretty widespread,”Gifford said. “So it’s affecting alot of people.”Wastewater treatment plantsordinarily treat and purify wasteand then discharge it back intothe water.But this week, as the regionexperienced the end of its raini-est month on record and thePawtuxet River, normally 9 feetdeep, crested at a record 20.79feet, treatment plants in Warwickand West Warwick had to beshut down and a pump station innearby Cranston gave out.