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In brief: Roger Hudson, 71, dies of cancer

Roger Hudson, third-generation owner of a landmark Coeur d’Alene restaurant, died of cancer Friday.

Hudson, 71, took over Hudson’s Hamburgers from his father, Howard, with whom he also served as a volunteer firefighter.

He ran the 101-year-old business for 35 years, meanwhile serving the community as a member of the Museum of North Idaho board of directors and Panhandle Kiwanis Club. Hudson and his wife of 48 years, Barbara, also founded the Coeur d’Alene Volkssport Club.

He graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1955 and North Idaho Junior College in 1957, later serving as a booster for both. He also attended Eastern Washington University.

Hudson was a member of the National Guard for six years.

He was born in Coeur d’Alene on Feb. 12, 1937, to Howard and Evelyn Hudson.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. June 9 at Coeur d’Alene Bible Church, 5350 N. 4th St.

Bert Caldwell

Washington, D.C.

No-visa travelers must register

Travelers who don’t need visas to enter the United States will be required to register online with the U.S. government at least three days before they visit, a security regulation set to begin next year.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will announce the rule today, according to a government official who asked not to be identified because the announcement had not yet been made. The rule was reported by the Financial Times on Monday.

Required online registration will begin in January and be valid for two years.

Those needing to register will be travelers from the 27 countries whose citizens are not required to obtain visas for U.S. entry. The countries include those in most of western Europe as well as Andorra, Australia, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Eight other countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary and South Korea among them – are expected to be admitted to the visa waiver program.

Associated Press

Little Rock, Ark.

Tyson pulls antibiotics tags

Tyson Foods Inc. said Monday it would “voluntarily withdraw” advertising and labels claiming that its poultry products don’t contain antibiotics, after a federal court issued an injunction stopping the practice.

The world’s largest meat producer said it notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture it would stop using the “raised without antibiotics” chicken label. Tyson said it asked the USDA, which previously had approved the slogan, to start “a public process to bring more clarity and consistency to labeling and advertising rules” on antibiotic claims.

Tyson had claimed it based the slogan on the absence of any antibiotic believed to affect humans.

“The injunction came after competitors Perdue Farms Inc. and Sanderson Farms Inc. sued, claiming Tyson’s advertising was misleading.

Associated Press


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