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Sunday, June 23, 1996
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:Yeltsin gets reluctant support of reformers r MOSCOW With less than two -weeks until the presidential runoff '"between Boris Yeltsin and Commu-Tnist candidate Gennady Zyuganov, the Russian president received only halfhearted backing from a key pro-reform group yesterday. : The liberal Yabloko group, whose leader, Grigory Yavlinsky, finished -fourth In the first round of voting last week, said it would support Yeltsin in the July 3 runoff only if he showed a greater willingness to meet its demands, Russian news agencies reported. Delegates said that in exchange for their support, they wanted Yeltsin to promise to end the war in Chechnya, continue reshuffling the government, adjust economic reforms and amend the constitution to reduce the president's vast powers. Motives pure '9 Simpson says Hurricane hits homes, power lines on Mexican Coast MEXICO CITY Hurricane Alma slammed into a remote area of Mexico's southern Pacific coast yesterday, generating winds of up to 100 mph and pouring heavy rain on .the states of Guerrero and Michoa-can. ' The small but intense hurricane struck the coast near Playa Azul, a small town west of the port of Ciu-dad Lazaro Cardenas, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The government news agency Notimex said the storm ripped the roofs off of some houses, downed power lines and uprooted trees. But there were no reports of injuries late last night Alma was forecast to dump up to 12 inches of rain and cause possible flash floods and mudslides in coastal areas. Daughter of slain Bangladesh founder takes office . DHAKA, Bangladesh Two decades after the army assassinated Bangladesh's founding father, his daughter who helped end the military rule that followed him was sworn in yesterday as prime .minister. Sheikh Hasina's liberal Awami League finished first in this month's parliamentary elections, but still faces a strong challenge from the party that has governed Bangladesh since 1991. Khaleda Zia, leader of the centrist Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Hasina's bitter rival, did not attend the swearing-in ceremony. Zia resigned March 30 after two years of often-violent demonstrations led by Hasina to protest what she called corruption and incompetence in Zia's government Fight begins over who will succeed Papandreou " ATHENS, Greece Even as main Orthodox cathedral to pay mourners lined up to pay their final respects to Andreas Papandreou, a succession fight was brewing over leadership of the former premier's Panhellic Socialist Movement Thousands of Greeks, some in tears and many holding flowers, arrived yesterday at the capital's Houevt'oeus Thousands of Nashvilluni rtttive MontyFocut, newsletter on How to manage your money wisely, save taxes, plus market & interest rate outlooks plus tips on shopping for investments, home loam & insurance.' Receive FREE the current issue of MoneyFocus PLUS a FREE guide to saving taxes, retirement planning, or mutual funds, insurance or home mortgages & equity lines. 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Simpson, acquitted last year of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, pleaded no contest in 1989 to abusing his then-wife. "I'm for stopping abuse of any kind," he said. "You cannot be selective when you talk about violence." One of Simpson's most vocal critics Tammy Bruce, who heads Women's Progress Alliance with Denise Brown derided his efforts. "I know his motives," Bruce said of the benefit "It's simply a cynical attempt at image-building." Simpson faces a September trial of a wrongful-death lawsuit that seeks to hold him responsible for the deaths of his former wife and Goldman. He said that trial will vindicate him. INTERNET E FUTURINO THE LATEST 2.01 NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR $19.95 UNLIMITED USE SO EASY EVEN AN ADULT CAN USE IT rsVoysger Vl Ontinom 256-0000 Serving Your Mental Health Needs 3 NEW BEGINNINGS Vl 0hr TermCare Pdrti,r Program ha been specif.: ally (leHigncd to nwrt your Mperiul nvntul health nwds. 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"I don't think there is anyone who is beyond reproach, who doesn't have any skeletons in their closet" Simpson said in the Saturday-night interview with the Associated Press that the event was an outgrowth of a recent meeting he had with the organization in which he talked with young gang members. He said he doesn't understand how people could criticize his decision to raise money to stop violence. "I've been helping causes for years," he said. "I just don't invite the media." Simpson also said: Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden were "pimps" for making money off of his trial, along with Brown family attorney Gloria Allred, who uses the media "any chance she can get" There was no comment yesterday from Clark, Darden or Allred, who earlier in the weekend said Simpson's gesture is "a public relations campaign on a grand scale to spit-shine his image." Calls to their listed phone numbers weren't answered. He hasn't read books by Clark, Darden or his jurors. "You think I want to spend the rest of my life reading old details? I want new details." Nicole Brown Simpson's friends nicknamed her "the boss" because she was the boss of their marriage. Kaczynski flown to California jail SACRAMENTO, Calif. Theodore Kaczynski, the suspect in the Unabomber attacks, was flown from Montana to California yesterday to face federal charges. Kaczynski was moved to a downtown jail shortly before noon in a caravan of seven security vehicles, said U.S. Marshal Jerry Enomoto. Kaczynski was placed in a special federal unit at the downtown Sacramento County Jail, sheriffs . officers said. Enomoto had said Friday that Kaczynski would not arrive until tomorrow evening. "That information was given in good faith, but Montana could not accommodate that schedule," Enomoto said, adding that the problem was logistical and that no threats had been received against Kaczynski. Plane lands on belly ORLANDO, Fla. A commuter plane carrying 32 passengers and crew made a belly landing at Orlando International Airport yesterday after a hydraulic failure locked up the landing gear. No one was injured. Comair Flight 3599 was arriving from Nassau, Bahamas, when the flight crew called to report the hydraulics problem. Air traffic controllers directed the plane to a closed runway. With firefighters on alert, the pilot dumped excess fuel and landed the Brazilian-made Embraer EMB-120 on its belly at 11:15 a.m., throwing back 45-foot friction flames. Ex-education head dies SALT LAKE CITY - Former U.S. Department of Education Secretary Terrel H. Bell died Saturday of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 74. Bell headed the Education Department from 1981-85 during Ronald Reagan's presidency. He remained active in promoting education and learning, later founding the educational consulting firm T.H. Bell and Associates. Under his leadership, "A Nation At Risk Report," prompted a school reform movement to make education consistent with the demands of a modern-day market. -TENNESSEAN NEWS SERVICES f I ( ; . i 1 ' f '-- i 3 v j ' J - AP Scott Enyart looks through photographs he made of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 on the eve of Kennedy's assassination. shooting negatives lost Photographer's suit blames Los Angeles By MICHAEL FLEEMAN Associated Press LOS ANGELES On assignment for his high school newspaper one June night in 1968, Scott Enyart pointed his Nikon at Robert F. Kennedy and saw history through a 50 mm lens. "All of a sudden," Enyart recalls, "he dropped from the frame." What Enyart witnessed in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel were the last frantic moments in the life of a man who might have been president Enyart's photographs could potentially show so much, answer so many questions about a case that has been dogged by allegations of incompetent investigation and coverup.from the start. But the photos, Enyart says, are missing. In a lawsuit against the city that is scheduled for trial by midweek, Enyart alleges the pictures among 108 frames of film he says he exposed that night were either lost or sold by the Los Angeles police. Enyart wants the city to give his photos back or, at the very least, fork over some of the money he says he could have made for the dramatic images. He accuses the city of putting up roadblocks to cover its actions in the Kennedy probe. "These police officers are going to be put on the stand and describe how they conducted business 25 years ago. It's not going to be a very pretty picture," says Enyart, now 43 and a movie special-effects technician. The city contends the pictures exist only in Enyart's teen-age imagination, that whatever photos he took at the Ambassador were returned to him as prints. The negatives, the city alleges, were lost in an unfortunate theft earlier this year. "I'll call it wishful thinking and, frankly, that's what it is," . says Skip Miller, an attorney for the city. "If they were important evidence, they would have been used at the Sirhan Sirhan trial, as 40 other photographs were." On June 5, 1968, Enyart was taking pictures for the Fairfax High School Gazette of Kennedy's celebration after winning California's Democratic presidential primary. When Kennedy finished his speech in the hotel ballroom, Enyart followed the New York senator into a nearby kitchen pantry. He says he was snapping him in profile when Kennedy suddenly twisted out of the view- finder and turmoil erupted. Enyart says he raised his cam-', era over his head and pressed : the shutter repeatedly. He climbed up on a steamer table and took even more photos be-1 fore returning to the ballroom. I Police confiscated Enyart's . film he says it was three, 36-exposure rolls and interviewed the youngster at Rampart Division station. A transcript , of that questioning still exists. But not all the pictures. Enyart received about two dozen prints from the police, all , of which showed either the speech or the ballroom after the assassination. None of what he : considers the important ones, ; those showing the scene in the pantry immediately after the . shooting and the apprehension of ' Sirhan, were returned. Told that investigators had sealed all evidence in the case for 20 years, Enyart waited until the late 1980s, then requested return of all his photos. The images, he says, could be valuable to himself and to history. "They would at least corroborate or disprove the theories that : are out there and, to me, put the , whole thing to rest," he says. These theories include dark suggestions that Sirhan didn't act ' alone, that a second weapon was involved, that police bungled the -investigation or covered up cm- " cial facts. Sirhan was convicted t and is in a California prison. Enyart filed suit, the city said i it didn't have his film, and he failed to turn up any trace of hist negatives independently. Then city attorneys reported finding ; the negatives, misfiled in the state archives in Sacramento. They sent Enyart a proof; sheet they said was made from the archived negatives and ar- i ranged for a courier to deliver the negatives to him. Z But the proof sheet contained only 294 frames. Enyart says he ;' was eager to get the negatives " and show that the proof sheet was not a complete record of his , work that night Then things took a turn for the weird. The courier claimed the package of negatives was stolen from his rental car in Inglewood. Now, all Enyart has left is a proof sheet and a lot of suspi-'.' cions. He says he now doubts even whether the proof sheet images are his pictures. Additionally, the negatives proofed on paper were from bulk roll Word , film, and he was using prepackaged Kodak film that night His attorney suggested the city ' and the police want to prevent the public from seeing these images for reasons only the police know. Not so, says the city. Lincoln flag authentic, scholars say MILFORD, Pa. (AP) For decades, skeptics scoffed at claims that a stained U.S. flag in a rural museum was used as a pillow for the bleeding head of Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated. Now an amateur scholar says yes, indeed, it is the flag from Lincoln's box at Ford's Theatre. Other scholars agree. The flag is at the Pike County Historical Society, which draws only about 1,500 visitors a year in the foothills of the Poconos. "You expect to find something like this in the Smithsonian or the National Archives," said Joseph Garrera, a part-time Lincoln researcher and insurance company owner from Newton, N.J. "That's why no one believed it was in this small-town museum." Garrera didn't believe claims about the flag at first. But after 400 hours of research, he produced a 2-inch-thick report concluding the flag was authentic. He sent the report to some of the nation's top Lincoln scholars, who sent letters back agreeing wiuXWm, he said. One of them is Wayne Temple, chief deputy director of the Illinois State Archives, who called it one of the most significant new Lincoln finds in decades. : "And it's a touching symbol" Temple said. "Here his head was lying on a folded flag of the union that he gave his life for." Garrera adds a cautionary note: "You can never be sure that any historical artifact is 100 authentic, but we are 95 sure that the flag Is authentic" g 4 :-

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