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18 protesters arrested

Eighteen people were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing Sunday during a demonstration to protest the Cracker Barrel restaurants' firing of homosexual employees. The demonstrators said they were protesting the firings of 11 gay employees in Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. Cracker Barrel announced in January its policies prohibited the hirings of homosexuals. The demonstrators were arrested when they failed to leave the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant in Union City, said police Detective Nick Marlin. They were released on recognizance bonds of $550 each. About 100 people participated in the protest.Man held in 1974 slayings

CROWN POINT, Ind. _ A fugitive wanted for the 1974 slayings of three rival motorcycle gang members was captured in northwestern Indiana after being stopped for speeding. Norman E. Risinger, 49, was being held Sunday in the Lake County (Ind.) Jail pending an extradition hearing. Risinger, who belonged to the Outlaws motorcycle club, had been sought by Florida authorities for the April 1974 execution-style shooting deaths of three members of the Hell's Angels. The bodies of Edward "Riverboat" Riley, "Whiskey George" Hartman and Albert "Oskie" Simmons were found weighted with concrete in a water-filled gravel pit north of Fort Lauderdale. Although he was wanted on murder charges in Florida, Risinger pulled calmly off Interstate 65 near Merrillville when Indiana State Police Trooper Dwayne Dillahunty flashed his lights Friday evening. The man once known as "Spider" kept his word to return when the unsuspecting trooper let him drive his girlfriend to a nearby restroom. "I didn't know he was wanted when I let him leave," Dillahunty said. "I thought that since I'd kept his driver's license, he'd come back."

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