NATION IN BRIEF

NATION IN BRIEF

The second of three smokestacks at a former pulp mill in Berlin, N.H., starts to tumble during demolition on Saturday. Flying debris from the last smokestack injured seven people.
The second of three smokestacks at a former pulp mill in Berlin, N.H., starts to tumble during demolition on Saturday. Flying debris from the last smokestack injured seven people. (By Cheryl Senter -- Associated Press)
Monday, September 17, 2007

Five Killed in Fire At Ohio Apartments

GREENVILLE, Ohio -- A fire that started in one duplex apartment spread to the other apartment Sunday, killing five people, including two children, fire officials said.

Three people died at the scene, and a fourth victim -- a 5-year-old girl -- died after she was taken to a hospital, Greenville Fire Chief Mark Wolf said. Greenville fire dispatcher Melissa Fponaugle confirmed a fifth fatality late Sunday, but no further details were available.

As many as 10 people were inside the duplex when the fire began just after 9 a.m., said Greg Fraley, the city's mayor.

Minnesota's Unlikely Tourist Stop

MINNEAPOLIS -- The newest destination for Twin Cities tourists is the airport restroom made famous by the arrest of Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) in a sex sting. "People have been going inside, taking pictures of the stall, taking pictures outside the bathroom door -- man, it's been crazy," said Gee Butler, who shines shoes at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Another airport employee said she was asked directions to the "Larry Craig bathroom" four times in the first 15 minutes of her shift Friday.

-- From News Services


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