Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 14, 1998 · Page 2
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A-2—SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 1998 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL -aft- MORNING BRIEFING A quick read of the world Associated Press Teen gets maximum in school shooting HATTIESBURG, Miss. — From across the courtroom, Nita Lilly glared at the 17-year-old boy who killed her granddaughter and another classmate in the first of several deadly school shootings across the country. "I don't hate you, but I'm terribly disappointed," she said, looking at Luke Woodham. "You initiated a chain of events across these United States that's wreaked havoc on our children." She called Woodham, her granddaughter's former boyfriend, a "genetic waste." Jurors deliberated for five hours Friday night before convicting Woodham of killing Lilly's granddaughter, 16-year- old Christina Menefee, and 17- year-old Lydia Dew on Oct. 1 at Pearl High School. Seven others were wounded. Circuit Judge Samac Richardson, describing the crimes as cowardly, handed Woodham the maximum sentences allowed — two life terms in prison for the slayings and 20 years for each of seven aggravated assault charges. Woodham was sentenced to life in prison last week for fatally stabbing his mother, Mary Woodham, 50, before his school rampage. The terms will be served consecutively. Reps finances tell stories WASHINGTON —For Rep. Tom DeLay, 1997 was the year to sell his pest control business. For Sen. Don Nickles, it was a year to sell and buy some stock. And for Rep. Bob Livingston, it was the year to sell his rhea. Yes, rhea, a large, flightless bird that some people value for its meat. For Livingston, a Louisiana Republican who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, it was an investment that did not pan out very well, an aide said. These and other tidbits about the financial lives of lawmakers emerged from the release Friday of reports detailing members of Congress' assets, liabilities, outside earnings and travel for 1997. Members of the House and Senate earned $133,600 last year, a bit more if they were in the leadership. This year, they are making $136,673. When they weren't making laws, many of them were focusing on their finances, or traveling. DeLay of Texas, who holds the No. 3 spot in the House Republican leadership, divested himself entirely from Albo Pest Control, the Houston business he had long headed. He reported receiving $45,859 in the settlement. Nickles of Oklahoma, the No. 2 Senate Republican, was one of many lawmakers who dabbled in last year's strong stock market. He made several purchases during the year, including Microsoft, the database software company Oracle Corp., the food company PepsiCo, pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. and some real estate companies. He bought, then sold, stock in Com- cast Corp. The reports make it impossible to determine exact figures because they only require that data be provided in broad numer- ical ranges. And lawmakers do not have to report the value of their homes. Family wants $18.5 mil for footage WASHINGTON — The haunting image of John F. Kennedy's assassination, captured in a 26-second home movie by a Dallas dressmaker, has been impressed on the national consciousness for nearly a quarter- century. Now, Abraham Zaprud- er's family is sparring with the Justice Department over the price tag for the historic footage. The family is seeking $18.5 million for the film Zapruder shot as the president's motorcade moved through Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. The government proposes to pay far less. "It takes an awful lot of courage for someone in the government to determine what the value of this film is, but that's what's necessary for the government to take advantage of what we are trying to do," said Henry Zapruder, a Washington attorney whose father died in 1970. The original Zapruder film, considered a key piece of evidence in the investigation of Kennedy's assassination and made famous to a later generation in Oliver Stone's movie "JFK," has been stored in a National Archives film vault since the 1970s. The Zapruder family maintained the rights throughout the years. But last year, a government board declared that the film was the possession of the people of the United States, and said the government had to determine how much to compensate the family for its rights. Pets of the week Julia Orpheus/The Daily Journal "Jolie", above, is a happy and enthusiastic, Dalmation/hound mix. He is a very playful, people-loving puppy who needs a loving home to call his own. At ; left, "Tootsie" and "Saber" are two very sweet long haired domestic kit-, tens who are just old enough to be . away from their mother. At just 5 weeks old, they're already full of energy and kitty curiosity. If you would like more . information about Jolie, Tootsie, or Saber, please call Animal Control at 463-4427 or visit its location on Plant Road. The Justice Department has offered the family $750,000 while indicating that the upper range might reach as high as $3 million, The Washington Post reported today. The family deposited the original film in a National Archives vault in the 1970s, wanting to ensure its safety and preservation. The film, which has deteriorated over the years, is stored at 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Nigerians tear gassed LAGOS, Nigeria —The protesters came to march for democracy. They left shaking off a strong dose of tear gas that suggested Nigeria's new military leader could be as intolerant of opposition as its old. GOP ponders strategy against High Court justices By JOHN HOWARD AP Political Writer ANAHEIM — Republican conservatives on Saturday denounced state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George's role in overturning California's law requiring parental consent for teen-age abortions. At the same time, they feared whether a full-blown public debate on abortion could cripple GOP gubernatorial contender Dan Lungren's election chances. The meeting of about 100 Republicans included a non- binding advisory vote on what role the California Republican Party should take in response to the court's ruling. That ruling struck down an unenforced 1987 law requiring teen-agers to get at least one parent's permission — or the approval of a judge — to obtain an abortion. The results of the vote were expected to be announced later in the week. The 4-3 decision by the seven-member court, authored by George, has become a flash- point for the court's critics, who believe it trampled on constitu- tional rights and the rights of parents to decide how to raise their children. Lungren, who voted for George's confirmation when Gov. Pete Wilson appointed him to the bench, strongly opposes abortion. Since polls show that most voters favor abortion rights, some activists worried whether Lungren could be hurt politically by a Republican attack on High Court justices and other members of the judiciary, most of whom were appointed by Republican governors. The polls, however, also show that the public believes teen-agers seeking abortions should get an adult's permission. "If we start opening up the floodgates, the Democrats are going to start going after our people," said San Francisco attorney Lawrence Callaghan. "I would be in favor of retaining the justices," he added — a comment that drew scant support at the meeting in a ballroom at the Anaheim Marriott. But one Republican activist said the issue could work to Lungren's benefit, positioning him as person of principle who favors parental rights. "It potentially is a wonderful way for Dan Lungren to distinguish himself from (Democrat) Gray Davis," said Chuck DeVore, an elected member of the Orange County Republican Central Committee. "If our base is divided over any issue that's on the ballot, I'm greatly concerned that the liberals will take advantage of it," he said. The comments arose during • discussion led by Sen. Ray Haynes, a conservative Republican and the chairman of the Republican Party's newly formed Judicial Evaluations Committee. Read about it in the Daily Journal J New to Uhiah ALL ITEMS $1 EACH $ NEW ITEMS WEEKLY! Huny For Best Selection! •Housewares 'School/Office •Jeweln- 'Hair 'Accessories •Health's Beauty 'Baby •Toys/Novelties' 'Tools •Cleaners 'Party Supplies •18"MvlerBallons 'GiftItems DOLLAR WORLD Raley's Shopping Center 1395-A No. State St. 463-8455 We want to thank everyone for the cards, hugs, and phone calls following the death of our grandson, Sean Richardson, and for the memorial contributions in his name. Ted & Ethel Hinds 378O H2MI CHRISTY LANE Security forces prevented what was to be the main demonstration to mark Friday's fifth anniversary of annulled presidential elections and to call for a return to civilian rule. Police and soldiers firing tear gas and bullets into the air turned back hundreds of demonstrators, and security forces stopped marchers from getting to the bus terminal where they had planned to gather. Still, some in the pro-democracy community saw hope in what had happened. "I think it's a good sign," said human rights lawyer Clement Nwankwo, adding that the quick releases may have been meant to show pro-democracy activists that things are changing under Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Gani Fawehinmi, the fiery Lagos attorney who led the protest calls, was one of those arrested — and one who interpreted the releases differently.' ; "This new government shows signs of repression reminiscent of Gen. Sani Abacha's diabolical regime," Fawehinmi said in ah interview after his release. "It appears nothing has changed."'" 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Meadows-Editor 468-3526 Ray Hamill-Sports Editor 468-3518 Lob O'Rourke-Comfflunity Newt £ ' Features Editor 468-3522 Barbara Vasconcellos Chief Photographer 468-3538 Janet Noe-Advertising Director 468-3510 Eddie Sequeira-AdvertUing 468-3509 Gall Walker-Advertising 468-3512 Joe Chavez-Advertising 468-3513 Victoria Hamblet-Advertising 468-3514 Sarah Sutherland-Adv. Asst, & NIE Coordinator 468-3528 Vic Martinez-Production Manager.,468-3515 Yvonne Bell-Office Manager 468-3506 Ken Bohl-Circulation Manager 468-3532 UDJ Web site E-mail The Dally Journal is printed on at least 25 percent recycled newsprint. Low rub ink is also used. Complete the loop and recycle your newspaper. 5265. State St.-P.O. Box 14)0 Ukiah, California 95482 2400 N. STATE ST., UKIAH • 462-2900 Sharin'Stitches &. Strokes 462-7397 ~ HOLLAND SHOKA'WAH CASINO Ukiah Valley Medical Center •rrVdvcntist Health "The IWbt Drue Store: In To Ukiah Main Store 462-9711 • Pharmacy 462-9751 The Ukiah Daily Journal is proud to be part of the Newspapers In Education Program, along with these NIE sponsors. . Uldah Daily 'ournal Publication # (USPS-646-920). Published Daily except Saturday by Ukiah Daily Journal at 590 S. School St., Ukiah, Mendotino County, Calif. Phone: (707) 468-3500. Court Decree No. 9267 Periodicals Postage Paid at Ukiah, CA -SUGGESTED MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION RATES- DELIVERY TYPE PRICE Walk/Bike Route $ 8.50 Motor Route $ 9.00 All prices include 7 '/4% California State sales tax. Mail in Mendocino County...$12.00 Motor Roule ^ M M ^ Mail Outside the County $14.00 must be paid in advance. Ukiah Dally Journal Is not responsible for advance payment made payable to carriers. Payments in advance should be mailed directly to the Ukiah Daily Journal. Your newspaper should, be delivered before 5 p.m. Monday through. Friday, and belore 7 a.m.'. Sunday. There is no delivery on Saturday. To. report a missed newspa-j per, call the Circulation Department between & and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or between 7 and 9 a.m Sunday. Save time. Dial direct (707) 468-3533 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Ukiah Dally Journal, Pos Office Box 749, Ukiah California 95482. Business Hours 8 a,m. - 5:30 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED Won. thru Fri Saturday Sunday Circulation hours 8 a.m. • 6:30 p.m. CLOSED 7 a.m, • 9 a.m.

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