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    © St. Petersburg Times, published October 3, 2000


    Bride's ex kills newlyweds, self

    NARANJA -- A newlywed couple were fatally shot by the woman's ex-husband late Sunday, who then turned the gun on himself.

    Henry Baugh, 39, and Donna Cumberbatch, 41, who were married Friday, went to the woman's former home, where her ex-husband still lived, to pick up some belongings, said Miami-Dade police spokesman Pat Brickman. Eddie Cumberbatch, 45, came out and shot the couple, then himself, Brickman said.

    Some of the Cumberbatches' children witnessed the slayings in this south Miami-Dade community, Brickman said.

    Assaults reported on cruise ships

    PORT EVERGLADES -- A 40-year-old woman was raped aboard a cruise ship as it returned to port Monday, and detectives armed with a photo of the rape suspect were seeking his identity.

    SeaEscape takes souvenir photographs of all passengers as they board the ship, and the victim and witnesses were able to point out the alleged attacker from those pictures, Broward County sheriff's detectives said.

    The SeaEscape cruise ship left Sunday evening for a six-hour gambling and dining excursion and was returning to port about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the victim entered a restroom. Her attacker forced himself inside, locked the door, assaulted her and fled.

    By the time the woman could return to her friends and report the assault to cruise line security, passengers already were disembarking.

    Bruce Yasukochi, SeaEscape's executive vice president, said investigators are going through the list of about 1,200 passengers on the cruise to try to learn the suspect's name.

    Meanwhile, a 30-year-old Norwegian Cruise Line youth activities coordinator was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl while at sea, the FBI said Monday.

    Danny Hanoian of Fresno, Calif., was arrested Saturday when the Norway returned to Miami, FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said. Hanoian molested the girl in his cabin Friday night, authorities said.

    Repair shops get alert on tires

    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Bob Crawford asked all car repair shops Monday to inspect all vehicles that come into the shop to make sure they don't have recalled tires.

    Crawford sent a letter to roughly 20,000 car repair shops across Florida telling them to double-check in case owners may not have known their tires were recalled and to notify them if they have one that was.

    Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. last month recalled 6.5-million Firestone ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires. Those tires, standard on the Ford Explorer, have been linked to 101 U.S. traffic deaths and more than 400 injuries.

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