South Carolinian Carolyn Dorn, a stranded camper who was found two weeks after rescuers called off a search for her in rural New Mexico, should be fine, a rescue coordinator said Sunday. No official word, however, was issued by the Silver City, N.M., hospital where Dorn is recuperating. Two brothers found Dorn late last week in a remote part of the Gila National Forest, where a swollen river had stranded her. The brothers shared their supplies with the weakened camper and spent the next day and a half hiking and hitchhiking to Silver City, where a National Guard crew was alerted and rescued Dorn Sunday.
Utility workers raced Monday to restore power to about 330,000 Missouri households during an anticipated short break in the severe winter weather. Twenty-eight deaths in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Texas were blamed on the freezing rain, sleet, and snow that have hammered the region since Friday.
Speaking from the same Riverside Church in New York where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "Beyond Vietnam" speech in 1967, presidential candidate John Edwards (D) called on Americans Sunday to resist a troop surge in Iraq. Meanwhile, at another holiday event celebrating King's legacy, eldest daughter Yolanda King urged Americans to be forces for peace. She spoke at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Jury selection in the trial of Joya Williams, a former Coca Cola secretary accused of stealing company secrets, begins today in Atlanta, where the soft drink giant is based. If convicted of a scheme to sell confidential documents and samples of possible new products to two ex-convicts, Williams could face up to 10 years in prison.
State and federal investigators were looking for clues into fires at two Baptist churches in Greenville, S.C., and a break-in at a third. Police increased patrols of churches in the area Sunday after witnesses reported seeing a person driving away from one of the crime scenes.
Paul Goydos ended a 10-year title drought to win pro golf's Sony Open in Honolulu Sunday, but the player who wowed the galleries was local product Tadd Fujikawa, a 5 ft. 1 in., 16-year-old who took his first lesson from a teaching pro when he was 12. Fujikawa secured the tournament's only amateur slot in a qualifying event and finished tied for 20th, slipping back after a sensational third round. Fellow Hawaiian teenager Michelle Wie, who was given a sponsor's exemption, missed the cut for a fourth straight year.