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Hussein's hole not a tourist stop

Published Aug. 27, 2005

The U.S. military said Friday it may fill in the spider hole that Saddam Hussein used as his final hiding place to prevent it from becoming a tourist attraction. Maj. Josslyn Aberle of the 4th Infantry Division said the military has been considering destroying the hole and hut in the village of Adwar, north of Baghdad, that the former Iraqi dictator used before his Dec. 13 capture by American forces. Aberle said the Army wants to prevent sightseers and others traveling to the site, which is in an area where U.S. forces are conducting military operations.


Rush Limbaugh

Prosecutors in Palm Beach County rejected a deal Rush Limbaugh's attorney suggested that would have seen the radio commentator enter a drug intervention program rather than face charges for illegally getting prescription painkillers, records show. Instead, prosecutors wanted Limbaugh to plead guilty to the third-degree felony charge of "doctor shopping" _ visiting several doctors to receive duplicate prescriptions of a controlled narcotic. Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, dismissed the prosecutors' offer and pointed in his letters to a state policy against prosecuting addicts.