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a 1 A choice in De Pere Voters will answer three questions about school plans on Oct. 17B-1 17B-1 17B-1 V f I 1 II II TUESDAY, October 3, 1995 50$ I I iVI.JU!lMi bfeldiair bbVttHda I cm An LM Jury's quick verdict clears Simpson in double murder Typically, the case ends with drama LOS ANGELES (AP) - O.J. Simpson was acquitted today of murdering murdering his ex-wife ex-wife ex-wife and her friend, a suspense-filled suspense-filled suspense-filled climax to the courtroom courtroom saga that obsessed the nation. With two words, "not guilty," the jury freed the fallen sports legend to try to rebuild a life thrown into disgrace. disgrace. Sobs could be heard in the courtroom courtroom as the verdicts, acquitting Simpson of both first- first- and second-degree second-degree second-degree murder, were read. Simpson hugged attorney Simpson's ex-wife ex-wife ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, 35, and her friend Ronald Goldman, 25, were slain June 12, 1994. Simpson looked toward the jury and mouthed, "Thank you," after the panel was dismissed. dismissed. Judge Lance Ito ordered him taken to the sheriffs department and released forthwith. Simpson, who stood facing the jury, raised ins right hand and motioned to the jury. He then hugged his lead defense attorney. Johnnie Cochran Jr., and his friend and attorney attorney Robert Kardashian. In the audience, Goldman's sister, Kim, collapsed in tears. Her father sat back in his seat in disbelief, then embraced his daughter. Simpson's relatives smiled and wiped away tears. His son, Jason, sat in his seat, his face in his hands, shaking shaking and sobbing. Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden sat stonefaced. The curious throngs and an army of media began arriving at the courthouse courthouse early today, while police went on tactical alert to brace for possible trouble in the streets. They came to take their place in history, to experience the verdict of the century. It came Monday without warning. As the judge brought in the jury, two-thirds two-thirds two-thirds of the hottest seats in town were empty, two of the leading attor- attor- Editor's note To allow complete complete coverage of the O.J. Simpson verdict, verdict, delivery of today's Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette might be delayed to some readers. Q 4 -i -i f M L.-"' L.-"' L.-"' W "Vs , -v -v ill 'ill ff f fa MNv Ba ..Ji;-i.,rw ..Ji;-i.,rw ..Ji;-i.,rw .-JOBM"..!? .-JOBM"..!? .-JOBM"..!? s f iff s. .- . - , 0 1 DIG ABSM I LABSM LABSM 1 LABSM LABSM V'V LABS Crowd control: Spectators and the media lined up early this morning in hopes of getting into the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Building to witness the jury's verdict in the O.J this morning. Barricades were crowd control. AP photo Simpson murder case set up in the street for neys in the case weren't even present, and most of the media - not expecting such a swift verdict - were upstairs in the press room. "Is that correct?" Ito asked the forewoman, forewoman, who was chosen by her colleagues colleagues last week in three minutes. "Yes," she said. Jaws dropped. There were gasps fir the courtroom. Simpson appeared stunned, as did his attorney, Carl Douglas, a second-stringer second-stringer second-stringer on the legal team assigned the mundane task of sitting next to Simpson during testimony testimony readbacks. "Surprise doesn't begin to describe my feelings," Douglas said afterward. Darden was there, but Clark wasn't. Darden, asked if he could believe the rapid end to deliberations, said, "Nothing shocks me anymore." Local 'jury' deadlocks: deadlocks: Despite hours of heated deliberation and high emotions Monday night, our trial i 3L i I v VI O VVUIUI I i ..rAw. I agree on whether o.j. Simpson was guilty or notA-4 notA-4 notA-4 An in-depth in-depth in-depth look at the 12 people who decided O.J. Simpson's fateA-5 fateA-5 fateA-5 The people behind the labels "victims" and "accused"A-5 "accused"A-5 "accused"A-5 Simpson already has plans to try to repair his image after the trialA-4 trialA-4 trialA-4 Quick decision shocked the courtroomA-4 courtroomA-4 courtroomA-4 A number of rtwork specials will be Sjhown later today. An houriong CBS special, special, with Dan Rather as the host, is set for 7 p.m. CDT. Talk programs like CBS's Lafe, Lafe Show with Tom Snyder will scrap previous plans to focus on the story. Prime-time Prime-time Prime-time programming on NBC, scheduled to air baseball play-off play-off play-off games tonight, is uncertain, the network said Monday. LOS ANGELES (AP) - After gripping the nation with a mix of soap opera and social issue; the trial of O.J. Simpson ended with the same mix of suspense, drama and touch of the absurd it began with 15 months ago. Up to the very end. when Simpson was aquitted before a breathless national TV audience, the case exerted a mesmerizing influence over the American experience. In Atlanta, Sen. Sam Nunn postponed today's announcement about his political future to avoid a conflict with the verdict. In Los Angeles, a reunion of the original Mouseketeers was canceled. canceled. So was the debut of the Los Angeles Zoo's tapir and the announcement of who would be Grand Marshal of the Rose Bowl parade. Jack Levin, a Northeastern University sociologist sociologist and author of books on media and racial issues, said the case held public attention hostage "because it had everything." "There was celebrity, blood and gore, a marriage marriage gone bad, an interracial relationship gone sour," he said. "You put it all together it might as well be Days Of Our Lives." Most of all, it was there. All the time. It became a fixture on CNN, Court TV and ABC's Nightline. It proved the lifeblood of tabloid TV from A Current Affair to Hard Copy. "It was part of the American lifestyle," Levin said. 'It was like baseball. Every day you could turn on the set and predictably watch the game." The trial of O.J. Simpson eclipsed and, in some cases, outlasted events of real national, global and even interplanetary significance. In the midst of the Republican takeover of Congress, a national poll testing name recognition recognition found more Americans knew the principal players in the Simpson case than could name the new speaker of the U.S. House. The case became a high-profile high-profile high-profile metaphor for a string of social issues. Advocates against domestic domestic violence used the case to bring attention to their cause. Those who wondered about a runaway media had a strong illustration of what happens when a sensationalized case comes to life in the tube and on the front page. Protesters against racism and police excess got a new poster boy in Detective Mark Fuhrman. The issue of race became central to the case. Polls showed the case had divided the country along racial lines. Build the ark, parents are told 1& EOycMfe: By Kim Estep Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Stop predicting the rain, and start building the ark. Motivational speaker Judson Hixson told area parents they need to be ark builders - active, positive participants - when if comes to children and education, instead of pointing out who or what is to blame. Involvement is necessary because children's education today is a gauge for the future, Schools, parents and students have to communicate among each other, and Judson Hixson has advice on how to better do thatD-1 thatD-1 thatD-1 Hixson said. "If we don't build the arks, we're all going to drown," the Chicago-based Chicago-based Chicago-based Hixson told the crowd of about 300 adults at a parents pep rally Monday night at Green Bay West High School. His presentation was part of Participate to Educate, the com-munitywide com-munitywide com-munitywide initiative to increase I tf-.t. tf-.t. tf-.t. it : Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette photo by Ken Wesely Getting involved: About 300 adults filled West High School's auditorium for Judson Hixson's pep rally Monday. parental involvement in children's children's education. Hixson challenged parents to "walk the talk, not just talk the talk." Parents should get involved in school, after school and in the home, said Hixson, senior program program consultant with the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. Monitor kids' homework or develop a line of communication with their teachers, he said. "He's absolutely right," said parent Kathy Sedlack, who has Please see RallyA-2 RallyA-2 RallyA-2 Lawyer claims a 7th suspect New life for Broadway becomes reality By Scott Hildebrand and Tom Murphy Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Green Bay today became the largest Wisconsin city included in the Main Street Program, a downtown downtown revitalization project. City officials and representatives of On Broadway Inc. attended a press conference this morning where' Gov. Tommy Thompson announced inclusion of a swath of North and South Broadway in the redevelopment program. "It is very exciting and long overdue, positive news for our Broadway corridor," said David Harris, president of On Broadway Inc. The non-profit non-profit non-profit corporation was organized earlier this year to apply for the Main Street Program. We're elated," said Mayor Paul Jadin. "We actually are going to see some movement (on Broadway)." The designation will bring in about $80,000 in in-kind in-kind in-kind expertise from state and national city center revitalization specialists. The City Council has allocated $40,000 per year for three years to the program. Another $260,000 in private pledges has been received by On Brokdway Inc., Harris said. No federal or state funds are used. Green Bay's application was one of three approved by the State Department of Development. ClintonviHe and Phillips also were selected by DOD. ' " ', "i " -,' -More -More on Main StreetB-5 StreetB-5 StreetB-5 By Anne Klemm Press-Gazette Press-Gazette Press-Gazette A defense lawyer suggested Monday that a man not charged in Tom Monfils' death was part of a conspiracy to kill him. Jon Mineau is "certainly, absolutely part and parcel" and a "co-conspirator," "co-conspirator," "co-conspirator," said Gerald Boyle, lawyer for defendant Mike Him. "I had no part of any of it," Mineau said when contacted by phone Monday night. He refused to comment further. The issue surfaced as Dale Basten, Mike Hirn, Mike Johnson, Keith Kutska, Rey Moore and Mike Piaskowski stand trial on charges of being party to homicide in Monfils' death at the James River mill Nov. 21, 1992. Mineau is not charged in the case. Lawyers this morning continued picking at testimony given by mill-worker mill-worker mill-worker Don Boulanger, who links Mineau to an area of the mill where prosecutors say a "final confrontation" confrontation" with Monfils occurred. In questioning Boulanger, prosecutor prosecutor Bill Griesbach said he was trying to show that Mineau and others have influenced Boulanger's memory of events the morning Monfils disappeared from his job. Monfils' body was found the next day in a paper pulp vat. Mineau went to Boulanger's home after Mineau was suspended 1 Tl Monfils Atrial Coming to the stand Witnesses expected to be called by the prosecution today or Wednesday: Don Boulanger, who worked on the No. 9 paper machine with Keith Kutska on Nov. 21, 1992. He also testified Monday. Al DeBauche, who also worked that machine that day. Connie Jones, who passed through the paper machine area while on her rounds as a pulp lab worker. from work this year and talked about what happened Nov. 21, Boulanger testified. Lawyers were not able to question question Boulanger about what Mineau said because Judge James Bayorgeon ruled that would be hearsay. Please see MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2 MonfilsA-2

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