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DEATH THREAT AGAINST BUSH LEADS TO EXTRA JAIL TIME

An 18-year-old who violated his probation by threatening to kill President Bush has been sentenced to what amounts to an additional month in jail.

Andrew N. Niese, who had been on probation for a fake school bomb threat, told teachers at his Wisconsin Rapids charter school several times in December that if George W. Bush became president, he would be assassinated, a police report said.

Niese, of Port Edwards, told a teacher later that month that he would buy a rifle and shoot Bush, the report said.

Wood County Circuit Court Judge Edward Zappen Jr. sentenced Niese to seven months in jail. With time already served and "good time" he had earned, that means he will have to spend about a month in jail, defense lawyers said.

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