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NEWS BRIEFS
PETOSKEY, Mich.
Widow to stand
trial in husband's
shooting death
The widow of a northern Mich-
igan man will stand trial in his
shooting death.
The Petoskey News-Review
reports that Carol Kopenkos-
key was bound over on a murder
charge after a preliminary hearing
Wednesdayin90th DistrictCourt.
Lyle Kopenkoskey's body was
found in early October near his
pickup truck in Emmet Coun-
ty's Resort Township, northeast
of Traverse City. He had been
reported missing by his family
after failing to show up for work
and not returning to his Petoskey
home.
GRAPEVINE, Texas
Escaped prisoner
described as 'a
schizophrenic'
The Florida prisoner who
stabbed a detective and escaped
near Dallas while being trans-
ported to Nevada is "a schizo-
phrenic" who vowed not to return
to prison, accordingto authorities
and a911 call released Wednesday.
Alberto Morales, 42, escaped
Monday after using a piece from
his eyeglasses to stab Miami-
Dade Detective Jaime Pardinas,
one of two officers transferring
the prisoner by car to Nevada. The
escape happened while they were
stopped in a Wal-Mart store park-
inglot in Grapevine, acommunity
near the Dallas-Fort Worth Inter-
national Airport.
Grapevine police spokesman
Robert Eberling said authorities
continuetosearchnear the airport
and will do so until they believe
they should look elsewhere. He
said the search covers "any place
anybody can hide," including
yards and drainage ditches.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.
Landowner asks
$3.9M for part of
historical land
One of the country's poorest
Native American tribes wants to
buy a historically significant piece
of land where 300 of their ances-
tors were killed, but tribal leaders
say the nearly $4 million price tag
for a property appraised at less
than $7,000 is just too much.
James Czywczynski is trying
to sell a 40-acre fraction of the
Wounded Knee National'Historic
Landmark on the Pine Ridge Indi-
an Reservationto the Oglala Sioux
Tribe. The land sits adjacent to a
gravesite where about 150 of the
300 Lakota men, women and chil-
dren killed by the 7th Cavalry in
1890 are buried.
Czywczynski, whose fam-
ily has owned the property since
1968, recently gave the tribe an
ultimatum: purchase the land for

$3.9 million or he will open up
bidding to non-Native Americans.
He said he has been trying to sell
the land to the tribe for years.
LONDON
UK police arrest
6 people in phone
hacking probe
British police investigating
computer hacking and privacy
offenses by the media on Wednes-
day arrested six people alleged to
be involved in intercepting voice
mails for the defunct News of the
World tabloid.
Authorities said the six former
journalists for the tabloid were
arrested in a new line of inquiry
to the ongoing investigation in
Operation Weeting, which is one
of three investigations into press
wrongdoing.
Britain's power structure has
been rattled by allegations that
the now-closed News of the World
hacked people's phones for stories.
The allegations and scandal have
touched off dozens of arrests.
Police say the new suspected con-
spiracy is believed to have taken
place primarily during2005-2006.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Cruise line
cancels 12
more trips on
troubled ship

Gregorio Borgia/AP
Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful at the end of the Ash Wednesday mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican,
Wednesday.
Popebids tearful goodbye to
citizens at final public mass

Benedict XVI leads
Ash Wednesday
service in last
days as Pope
VATICAN CITY (AP) -
With a humble "Grazie" as
bishops doffed their mitres
and applause echoed through
St. Peter's Basilica, a frail Pope
Benedict XVI began his long
farewell by presiding over Ash
Wednesday services in a tear-
ful, final public Mass.
"We wouldn't be sincere,
Your Holiness, if we didn't tell
you that there's a veil of sadness
on our hearts this evening,"
said Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone,
Benedict's longtime deputy, his
voice breaking.
"Thank you for having given
us the luminous example of
the simple and humble worker
in the vineyard of the Lord,"

Bertone said, quoting Bene-
dict's own words when he first
appeared before the faithful
,above St. Peter's Square after
he was elected pope.
Smiling and clearly moved,
Benedict responded, "Grazie.
Now let us return to prayer" -
his words bringing to an end
the resounding applause that
had grown in intensity over
several minutes.
Then, in a rare gesture and
sign of respect, the rows of bish-
ops, some with tears in their
eyes, removed their mitres. One
prelate dabbed at his eyes with
a handkerchief.
"Viva il papa!" someone in
the crowd shouted as the pope
slowly made his way down
the steps of the altar, assisted
by two clergymen. He then
departed St. Peter's for the last
time aboard a wheeled plat-
form, sparing him the long
walk down the aisle.
Ash Wednesday marks the

start of Lent, the most solemn
season on the church's liturgi-
cal calendar that ends with Holy
Week, when the faithful com-
memorate the death of Christ
and his resurrection on Eas-
ter Sunday. By this Easter, on
March 31, the church will likely
have a new pope.
In his final homily as pontiff,
Benedict sent a clear message
to his successor and those who
will electhim of his hope for the
future: a united church that isn't
"defiled" by internal rivalries.
Each Christian, he said, is
called to bear witness to the
faith. "I think in particular of
the attacks against the unity of
the church, to the divisions in
the ecclesial body," he said.
"ExperiencingLent ina more
intense and evident ecclesial
union, moving beyond individ-
ualisms and rivalries, is a hum-
ble and precious sign for those
who have drifted from the faith
or are indifferent to it."

Carnival disputes
passenger accounts
of conditions
HOUSTON (AP) - Carni-
val Cruise Lines has canceled
a dozen more planned voy-
ages aboard the Triumph and
acknowledged that the crippled
ship had been plagued by other
mechanical problems in 'the
weeks before an engine-room
fire left it powerless in the Gulf
of Mexico.
The company's announce-
ment on Wednesday came as
the Triumph was being towed
to a port in Mobile, Ala., with
more than 4,000 people on
board, some of whom have
complained to relatives that
conditions on the ship are dis-
mal and that they have limited
access to food and bathrooms.
The ship will be idle through
April. Two other cruises were
called off shortly after Sunday's
fire.
Debbi Smedley, a passenger
on a recent Triumph cruise,
said the ship had trouble on
Jan. 28 as it was preparing to
leave Galveston. Hours before
the scheduled departure time,
she received an email from Car-
nival stating the vessel would
leave late because of a propul-
sion problem. Passengers were
asked to arrive at the port at 2
p.m., two hours later than orig-
inally scheduled.
The ship did not sail until
after 8 p.m., she said.
"My mother is a cruise trav-
el agent so this is not my first
rodeo. I have sailed many, many,
cruises, many, many cruise
lines. This was, by far, I have to
say, the worst," said Smedley, of
Plano, Texas.
Robert Giordano, of the
Oklahoma City suburb of
Edmond, said he last spoke to
his wife, Shannon, on Monday.
She told him she waited in line
for three hours to get ahot dog,
and that conditions on the ship
were terrible.
"They're having to urinate
in the shower. They've been
passed out plastic bags to go to
the bathroom," Giordano said.
"There was fecal matter all
over the floor."
Even more distressing, Gior-
dano said, has been the lack of
information he has been able to.
get from Carnival, a complaint

shared by Vivian Tilley, of San
Diego, whose sister is also on
the vessel.
Carnival, she said, has not
told families what hotel passen-
gers, will be put in or provided
precise information about when
they will arrive in Mobile, Ala.
And that came after the cruise
line switched the ship's tow-
ing destination from Progreso,
Mexico, to Mobile.
Tilley said her sister, Renee
Shanar, of Houston, told her the
cabins were hot and smelled
like smoke from the engine fire,
forcing passengers to stay on
the deck. She also said people
were getting sick.
"It's a nightmare," Til-
ley said, noting Shanar and
her husband chose a four-day
cruise so they wouldn't be away
from their two daughters for
too long.
After losing power on its
most recent journey, the ship
drifted until Tuesday, when
two tugboats began moving it
toward shore.
Tilley said late Wednesday
that she had received an update
from Carnival saying the Tri-
umph had again rendezvoused
with another cruise line, taking
on more supplies and food, and
that a third tugboat had also
arrived to bring the ship to port.
Passengers have had lim-
ited cellphone service because
of the power failure, but many,
were able to make calls to
friends and family when the
Triumph rendezvoused with
another Carnival ship that
dropped off food and supplies.
The other ship had a working
cellular antenna.
Meanwhile, officialsinMobile
are preparing a cruise terminal
that has not been used for a year
to help passengers go through
customs after their ordeal.
The Triumph is expected to
arrive Thursday afternoon.
The cruise ship company has
chartered 15 buses to haul pas-
sengers to hotels in New Orleans
and -downtown Mobile, said
Barbara Drummond, a spokes-
woman for the city of Mobile.
Carnival said passengers
would also be able to fly home
on chartered flights.
The company has disputed
the accounts of passengers who
describe the ship as filthy, say-
ing employees are doing every-
thing to ensure people are
comfortable.

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