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SURVEY: Nearly half of Britain's teenagers say they have stopped eating beef because of the scare over mad cow disease, a survey published Monday found. Of 430 teenagers interviewed in England, Scotland and Wales, 47 percent said they had stopped eating British beef and 70 percent were worried about its safety. Four percent said they had cut all meat from their diets. The BBC television poll found that teens doubted government assurances that the risk of contracting Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) from beef was extremely low.QUAKE: A moderate earthquake shook a wide portion of the central Philippines Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck at 1:45 p.m. and had a preliminary magnitude of 5.6. It was centered near the town of Inabanga on Bohol Island, about 375 miles southeast ssof Manila, the institute said.
BODY FOUND: Search teams in Cortina D'ampezzo, Italy, have found the body of an 18-year-old American skier who disappeared in the Dolomite mountains in February, police said. The body of Michael Fauci, of Bardonia, N.Y., was found Sunday in the woods in the Valbona valley north of Cortina D'Ampezzo, a fashionable Italian resort. Fauci, who was vacationing in Cortina with his aunt, vanished Feb. 19 after leaving for a ski tour in the Dolomite range. Police said he probably was lost and died from exposure.
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RIOT: About half a dozen inmates on Rikers Island staged a protest by igniting their blankets Sunday and throwing them onto the floor outside their cells, creating a plume of smoke that overpowered seven corrections officers and seven inmates who had to be treated for smoke inhalation, prison officials in New York said. The reason for the disruption, which occurred in an area where some of the prison's most violent inmates are housed, is under investigation, said Tom Antenen, a spokesman for the city's Department of Corrections.
WILD RIDE: A Coney Island roller coaster was closed for inspection after the two-car ride jumped the tracks and hit a pole, injuring two passengers. The bolts on a rear wheel on the first car of the Jumbo Jet coaster came off late Saturday night. Witnesses said the derailment happened near the end of the ride; the cars tied to climb a last hill but slid back into a valley.
`ROLLING THUNDER': For the ninth year in a row, thousands of motorcyclists rolled into Washington, D.C, for their annual Memorial Day weekend "Rolling Thunder" rally in support of those still listed as missing in action. "I think everyone should sit down tomorrow and write a letter to Washington on behalf of those still missing," said Arthur Muller, who was one of the original organizers of the rally. The group is demanding a complete accounting of the 2,200 listed as still missing in Vietnam and more than 8,000 from the Korean War.