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TUESDAY 1 3 Comic Brett Butler reveals secrets 'Grace' star's candor appealing DiNardo, LSU have a Sunday chat Colorado coaching job filled NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE H H A GANNETT NEWSPAPER Nblume 90. No. 333 U 5 sections H C C Copyright 1994 Second Class postage paid in Nashville, TN TODAYS I I TONIGHTS HIGH: o LOW: 54 H 30 Complete weather forecast on 6B ThKMpOT a m Finally, the monster was gome Few surprised, some glad Dahmer's dead Tennessean News Services MADISON, Wis. Jeffrey Dahmer's bloody death in a prison bathroom yesterday was a dramatic some say a fitting end to the life of a killer and cannibal. "I was so happy" to hear he was dead, said Janie Hagen, sister of Richard Guerrero, one of 17 young men murdered by Dahmer, who also had dismembered, sexually abused and eaten some of them. "I was so excited that, finally, the monster was gone. He was just plain evil. . . . That may sound harsh, but when you lose a brother . . ." Hagen said. Dahmer, 34, was cleaning a toilet next to a basketball court at the Columbia Correctional Institution yesterday morning when, out of the sight of prison guards, he was beaten to death. Inmate Christopher J. Scarver is accused of killing Dahmer and severely beating another prisoner. The suspect, like Dahmer, is a convicted first-degree murderer from Milwaukee. "Oh my God! My son! How could this happen?" Dahmer's mother, Joyce Flint, said when TV's Hard Copy informed her of his death. Although authorities wouldn't speculate on a motive, the killer may have had nearly as many as Dahmer had victims. Perhaps he hated pedophiles. Or he disliked gays. Maybe he figured a man whose 17 victims included black men was a racist Or perhaps "they found him so despicable, they didnt want him to live," said Kenneth Schoen, former Minnesota prisons chief. In the prison hierarchy of robbers, rapists and killers, Dahmer "would be as low as you can get" "It's not surprising," said ex-FBI agent Robert Res-sler, who interviewed Dahmer after his arrest in 1991. "To kill Jeffrey Dahmer means you're somebody. You go from No. 5478 or whatever to the guy who killed Jeffrey Dahmer." The serial killer was found severely beaten at 8:10 a.m. in a recreation area bathroom he and two other inmates had been assigned to clean. He had severe head injuries and died at a hospital an hour later. Scarver was convicted in 1992 of murdering Steve Lohman, who was shot in the head at the Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin Conservation Corps, where he worked. Scarver isnt eligible for parole until 2042, said state Corrections Secretary Michael Sullivan. It was the second attack on Dahmer since he began serving 16 con- cos-iitivo lifo cntpnrp at thp fiflfl-in- matp mnYimnmpriiritv nrisnn. DAHMER In July, another inmate tried to cut Dahmer's throat with a razor blade in a makeshift knife in the prison's If i if fl T- i aimi I- Turn to PACE 2A, Column 1 Picking up the pieces h El ff in - - '"'".'T"'!' ' 22 gt Tom Jenkins pulls a bicycle from a pile of rubble at a home was going on in the home at the time, with a total of 16 in Germantown, Tenn., yesterday, where two adults and an people in the house. Stories on federal relief and damage in 1 1 -year-old boy were killed by a tornado. A family gathering Midstate, on 4B. GAIT: Spelling out treaty New York Times News Service It's a scary thing, this GATT, if only because its name sounds so unfriendly and its details are so obscure. The treaty, which sets new rules for international commerce by revising the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, is expected to sail through the House today with perhaps as many as 60 votes to spare. Its fate is far less certain in the Senate, which is expected to vote Thursday. President Clinton needed 4,004 pages to explain to Congress what he was asking it to pass, with no amendments allowed. The number Z1IGATT:I (K?AUI What does MU" luy ft mean ln tome? Bosnian Serbs win effort to split NATO I How GATT would change Tennessee's economy, on 4A. Where Tennessee delegates stand, on 4A. of people who have read, and understood, all those pages is no doubt small. If you did read the treaty, you would learn a lot of things, some easily as informative as the small print on cereal boxes. You could learn that the United States has promised to cut its tariff on Hungarian currant jam an Eastern European folk remedy for coughs and sore throats from 3 to 1.35. To reciprocate, Hungary will cut its tariff on American I Turn to PAGE 4A, Column 1 By BERNARD D. KAPLAN Hears! Newspapers PARIS Some diplomats here say the real purpose of the Bosnian Serbs' offensive against the so-called safe haven of Bihac was to split the NATO alliance, driving a bitter wedge between the United States and its allies. If so, they appear to have succeeded far beyond their expectations. Senate Republican Leader Bob Dole blasted the European allies Sunday for failing to protect Bihac and buckling under to the Serbs. Dole held Britain and France responsible for a "complete breakdown" of NATO and called for United Nations peacekeeping troops to be withdrawn from Bosnia. Officials here saw Dole's re- A SERB VICTORY? International fumbling gave Serbs a victory, on 6A. Scrambling for a cease-fire, on 3A. marks as reflecting U.S. anger at Europe's refusal last week to back an American plan to bolster Bi-hac's crumbling defenses through a much more vigorous use of North Atlantic Treaty Organization air strikes. But they noted that, while Dole accused the Europeans of indeci-siveness and appeasement, U.S. Secretary of Defense William Per- Turn to PAGE 2A, Column 4 Bill would make legal scalping thing of the past By GAIL KERR Staff Writer Scalping tickets inside Music City USA once again would be illegal, and the seller could be slapped with a $500 fine, under legislation Councilman Ronnie Steine filed yesterday. Scalping has reached unprecedented, well-organized heights locally since it was legalized in 1989, and Steine says it's just wrong for fans to have to cough up major bucks to see a show or game. "We are clearly getting into a situation in Nashville that we have a whole cottage indusry of people cornering the market on tickets and selling them for exorbitant prices," Steine said. "Just look at what happened with the Eagles concert I think we ought to take a look at this pro-ac-tively in Nashville, because the situation is getting out of hand." The bill, which will face the first of three council votes next Tues day, would allow Metro police officers to issue a civil citation to anyone caught selling or offering to sell a ticket above its face value. Under the proposal, a cited scalper would have to pay a $500 fine, with the system working much like traffic violations. The buyer would not be punished, and the scalper would not go to jail. Steine said he believes the bill will fare well in the council because it does not create a criminal statute, only a civil one. And the council has traditionally favored consumer-oriented legislation. For example, a bill aimed at stopping price gouging, offered after February's ice storm, found an easy road in the council. But whether the law would interfere with a free-market system will probably be part of the council's debate. "Scalping is just wrong," Steine said, despite the state legislature's t Turn to PAGE 2A, Column 1 Computer theft stuns Hume-Fogg By CARRIE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Hume-Fogg Class of 1995 may not get a yearbook and probably will miss early college application deadlines because thieves made off with computers and disks that store the information. "It is an overwhelming loss," said Principal Anne Whitefield. As far as school officials could tell, 29 computer sets including laser printers, power boards and 2-week-old computers for use with a new 21st Century Schools program were taken sometime between late Wednesday and early Saturday. The stolen goods have an estimated value of $100,000, Whitefield said. The losses included computers and five cameras used to put out the yearbook and four guidance department hard drives that store information for college admission, scholarships, test scores, recommendations, and financial aid information, Whitefield said. School officials didnt know how much of the information can be recovered in time to make Dec. 1 college deadlines. However, some of the information is kept on paper in locked files. All of the computers in the yearbook department were bought through 10 years worth of fundraisers and grants, as were some of the other stolen computers, White-field said. "It just makes you wonder about who you can trust, because this was somebody who obviously knows our school very well," said Travis Johnson, a junior. Added senior Sara Alexander "It was awful. The teachers are all really defeated. We're angry." Police have interviewed two Hume-Fogg students who are considered possible suspects, said police spokesman Don Aaron. Aaron wouldn't offer specifics about possible evidence left at the schoolhouse scene, but he did say the burglars left behind a couple of handwritten notes. "They thanked the principal for the computers," he said. FOOTBALL Tennessee has accepted play Virginia Tech In the Gator Bowl on Dec. 30 In Gainesville, Fla. (TV: 6:30 p.m., TBS). UT Coach Phillip Ful-mer Is not worried about playing at Florida Field, where the Vols have had hard luck against the Florida Gators: "It's a beautiful a bid to LOCAL NEWS IS a 15-fOOt-Wide tunnel planned to connect the Convention Center and the new arena too narrow to be safe? Some Metro Council members who believe that's the case debated what can be done about It last night. Another 10 feet In width carries a $1 million price tag. On 1B. DAYBREAK CONTENTS BuinM Classified-Comics ME Horoacopa- , S-12E living- Crossword. Three women were reluctantly granted probation by Circuit Judge James Clayton yesterday. The reason for Clay ton s decision: There s no room in the Entertainment Rutherford County Jail. On 1B. . 60 LocalNewe- . 2D Movtes- , 2D Newsmakers- 20 1-6D 148 4D rw'h SB Scoreboard SC Editorials (-7A Sports V6C On 2A: The World In S Minutes HEALTH CARE More mergers in the health-care industry are even more evidence of the pressure on health-care businesses to lower costs. The latest: outpatient surgery and mental health. St. Thomas Hospital and Surgical Care Affiliates are joining forces to operate the hospital's outpatient surgery center and Surgical Care's Nashville center. Meanwhile, Nashville-based Cumberland Health Systems, which owns Cumberland Hall and four other psychiatric hospitals, has been sold to First Hospital Corp. of Norfolk, Va. On 1E. MUSIC A modest Liz Phair, who zoomed to the top of. alternative-rock charts, says she's afraid of be- coming "the next femi nist spokesmodel." Her lyrics were smart I and very sexual in herj first album, Exile ln Guyville. Phair Insists she isn't the characters in the songs. Now that her second album, Whip-smart, has been released, her audience is expected to grow. On 30. i IT I li i Mill -,-e- stadium." On 1C. FULMER jr. 1

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