APPOINTED. CRISTETA COMERFORD, 41, as Executive Chef at the White House; in Washington, D.C. Comerford, who was born in the Philippines and trained in classic French cooking, was selected after a six-month search, becoming the first woman to hold the position. She will prepare all of the first family's meals, as well as state and official dinners. CLOSED. AN INQUIRY into the shooting of Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu on the eve of the March 2004 presidential elections; by the Supreme Prosecutors Office; in Taipei. Officials concluded that Chen Yi-hsiung, a retired construction worker...

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