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Teen accused of car rampage

A YOUTH diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is to face Circuit Court trial over a driving rampage in north Dublin.

The 17-year-old has been charged with motor theft and dangerous driving in connection with the high-speed pursuit, on March 2 .

Garda Mark Leonard told the Children's Court it would be alleged the teenager stole a Nissan Micra in Belmayne, north Dublin. He was spotted on the N32 when gardai tried to get him to stop.

However, he went around a patrol car and kept driving dangerously at "considerable speed". He was remanded to appear again on July 19,when he will be returned for trial.

JFK birthday

organiser dies

Composer Richard Adler, who staged and produced President John F Kennedy's birthday celebration featuring a breathy Marilyn Monroe has died aged 90.

He died at his home in Southampton, New York, his widow, Susan A Ivory, said.

Some of Adler's biggest songs included Hernando's Hideaway, Whatever Lola Wants, and Rags To Riches.

Adler staged several shows for US presidents, including the 1962 extravaganza for Kennedy where Monroe sang Happy Birthday.

Special silver

prize for Kylie

Kylie Minogue is to pick up a special prize at the O2 Silver Clef Awards to mark her 25 years in music.

The pop princess -- celebrating a quarter of a century since her first single -- will be honoured at the annual ceremony.

The event -- in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins -- is being staged at the London Hilton on Friday.

Warriors face

lion cull arrest

Maasai warriors who speared to death six lions in Kenya will be arrested because they did it to satisfy a cultural tradition.

Killing a lion with a spear is seen as one of the highest honours a man can achieve.

After the warriors killed the lions they cut off the tails to keep as trophies, said Paul Mbugua, of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

The warriors said they grew tired of waiting for vets to arrive while the lions devoured their goats.