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News briefs for April 3, 2001

Bridges to die for 1997 killing

An execution date has been set for April 21 for Sebastian Bridges, convicted of killing his wife's lover in Clark County in October 1997.

Glen Whorton, spokesman for the state prison, said Bridges will soon be moved from High Desert State Prison near Indian Springs to the state prison in Carson City, where the execution will take place at 9 p.m.

Bridges was convicted of killing Hunter Blatchford, the lover of Bridges' estranged wife, Laurie. Both Laurie Bridges and Blatchford were kidnapped at gunpoint. Blatchford was shot once, Laurie was beaten over the head with the gun and Blatchford was buried in a desert grave.

Rory Reid won't seek re-election

Nevada State Democratic Party Chairman Rory Reid will not seek re-election once his term runs out on May 5.

Reid was elected chairman in May 1999, and the Nevada State Democratic Central Committee is scheduled to conduct elections for officers at its May 5 meeting in Tonopah.

Reid, the son of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is working as a lobbyist on behalf of several firms.

Chicken noodles plus some metal

ConAgra Grocery Products Co. is recalling about 55,000 cans of chicken noodle soup because the soup may contain metal fragments, federal food safety officials said Friday.

The Archbold, Ohio-based company became aware of the problem after consumers complained, the Agriculture Department's Food and Safety Inspection Service said Friday. There were no reports of injuries, a company official said.

The product being recalled in 18.75-ounce cans of Marie Callender's Hearty Chicken 'N Homestyle Noodles soup. Each can bears the marking "EST. P-91" on the USDA seal of inspection and a date code of "023L3P91." The product was produced and packaged Feb. 3, 2000, and distributed to retail stores in California, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado.

People with questions about the recall can call ConAgra at (877) 528-0745 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PST.

Man charged in LV slaying

Henderson Police arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the Las Vegas slaying last week of an 18-year-old.

Jason Raeder, 30, was spotted riding a bicycle by Henderson Police Monday, and after a short chase Raeder was arrested and charged in the death of Jeffrey Bolte.

Bolte was found with a shotgun wound in the stomach in the garage of a home in the 1400 block of Euclid Avenue, near Eastern and St. Louis avenues, on the morning of March 26.

Suspect nabbed in Alabama

A man accused in the stabbing death of a North Las Vegas woman was in an Alabama jail this morning after a traffic stop.

Glenford E. Ennis was arrested Monday and held in the Walker County, Ala., jail on a warrant charging him with murder in the stabbing death of 27-year-old Michelle Welch, Detective Mark Koch of the North Las Vegas Police said.

Ennis is accused of fleeing the area after the slaying. He was stopped on U.S. 78 in Walker County, in the northwest part of Alabama, on an equipment violation about 2:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

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