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1 i'i i JgMijtoMC Um i mi ii. i mm Candidates good for nation's comic relief Slayer's 3rd death sentence is upheld by state high court ichard Michael Rossi's death sentence for murder has been upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court as appropriate, despite mitigating factors. Rossi was convicted of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary in having slain and robbed Harold August on Aug. 29, 1983, and having shot a neighbor who came to August aid. The sentence the court upheld Tuesday marked the third time Rossi had been condemned to death for August's murder.

The high court had overturned the sentences twice earlier and had sent the case back to Maricopa County Superior Court for resentencing. In finding that the slaying of August was cruel, heinous and depraved, the trial court noted Rossi used bullets designed to increase body damage and then had complained they didn't make as big a hole as they were about him bouncing any (Leno.) ftftft On Clinton vs. Jerry Brown: "Quite a choice: Do you want someone who promises you the moon, or someone who lives on it?" (Leno.) ftftft don 't understand it Forty million Americans smoke marijuana, and the only ones who didn't enjoy it were Judge Ginsberg, Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton. (Leno.) ft ft On April Fools' Day: "Some people think it's silly, but, hey, taking one day out of the year to honor the vice president, I don 't think that's too much to ask. (Leno.) ft On how all the candidates seem to find a way to claim victory after each primary: "I haven't seen this many say they were winners since the last Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes.

(Dennis Miller.) ft ft "It's true Clinton didn't serve in Vietnam, but during his marriage he has been listed several times as missing in action." (Letterman.) ftftft "(Patrick) Buchanan made a speech the other day saying, 'America first. Then be checked bis Swiss watch and drove off in bis German car." (Carson.) ft ft ft "Buchanan told voters (in New Hampshire) that if he's elected president, he wouldn't raise taxes. They're used to snow jobs. (Carson.) ft ft Remember when Bush threw up at the Japanese dinner? "At first, they thought everyone at the dinner had the stomach flu because all the American auto executives were on their knees, too. Turns out they were just begging.

(Carson.) ftftft On criticism that the White House has no understanding of the middle class: "That's where the Democrats are lucky. They have real middle-class people advising them, with names like Rockefeller, Kennedy." (Leno.) ftftft "Two reasons why Washington, DC, should not become a state: Two more senators. (Leno.) ftftft "Getting into poUtical life in a big way can be detrimental in a big way." (Fife Symington, 1984, as reported by the Mesa Tribune.) Whoops, sorry. That one just snuck in by accident A lot of people are complaining about the candidates running for president They're a joke, these folks say. A bad joke.

Not so, say the comics. In fact, these candidates make great jokes. Need proof? Read on. ft So Bill Clinton admits that he experimented with marijuana but says he didn't inhale and didn't enjoy it: "That's the trouble with the Democrats. Even when they do something wrong, they don 't do it right.

(Johnny Carson.) ftftft "President Bush announced he bad a comprehensive economic package for the Soviet Union. What was formerly the Soviet Union. That's great So when is he going to come up with a comprehensive economic package for the United States?" (David Letterman.) ftftft On his experience paving the bill at a Washington, D.C, restaurant the week after the House bank scandal: "At the end of the meal, I said to the waiter, KZheck, and 10 congressmen dove for cover under the tables." (Jay Leno.) ftftft On some members of Congress supposed to. Seminar to focus on Disabilities Act A half-day seminar on issues affecting disabled people will be held Friday at the Sheraton Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. The seminar will focus on the practical applications of Titles I and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and on cost-effective modifications KEVEN WIUEY Republic Political Columnist pleading ignorance about House bank misdoings: "That's not necessary.

If there's one thing Congress doesn't have to plead, it's ignorance." (Leno.) ft ft ft On Defense Department Secretary Dick Cheney's explanation that he pverdrew his House bank account only by $10,000 when he was a congressman: know that seems like a lot of money to most people, but when you're secretary of defense, you can't even buy a toilet seat for that kind of money." (Leno.) On word of I I. Ross Perot's possible candidacy: "I don't know what kind of president he'd be, but at least we wouldn't have to worry to give the disabled better access to home, work and play. The seminar will be conducted by such professionals as Bill Scott, founder of Abilities Unlimited; rehabilitation engineer Robert Roehh and architect Ronald Young. The cost is $40. For further information, call Abilities Unlimited at 953-7755.

Budget is vetoed by Navajo president In a first for the Navajo Nation, President Peterson Zah on Wednesday vetoed a $96.5 million operating budget approved by the Tribal Council. The council on March 28 approved the budget for the current fiscal year, which began April 1. In a letter to council members, Zah said he vetoed the budget because he is not happy with their decision to reduce spending for the tribe's Department of Justice from $7.5 million last year to $6.2 million this year. He said he also is unhappy with the council's decision to appropriate $88,000 as a "slush fund," with each member being allowed to use $1,000 any way he wished. Zah said he would like to see a delegation of council members work out a compromise with his aides.

But council officials said a special session will be Psychologist helps 'AzScam' figure pick jurors By Susan Leonard Tha Arizona Republio A Phoenix bail bondsman on trial Peterson Zah He disagrees with a Tribal Council proposal to appropriate $88,000 as a "slush fund." Several of them said Wednesday that they expect to have no problem with any biases because they have few, if any, opinions about AzScam and entrapment in "AzScam" has hired a psychologist to help his lawyer select jurors. Michael B. Bayless, a Phoenix psychologist who has testified in many trials over the years, showed up in it has happened in high-profile cases such as this one. Bayless is no stranger to such cases, having helped select other juries and having testified in several murder cases, including that of Debra Jean Milke. Milke was found guilty in 1990 of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, child abuse and kidnapping in connection with the 1989 execution-style slaying of her only child, Christopher Conan Milke.

Bayless said Milke's actions were heinous and depraved. In the AzScam case, 20 people were indicted after an undercover agent offered legislators and others money in exchange for their support of legalized casino gambling. Tapp is on trial with former state Sen. Carolyn Walker, who is charged with 10 felonies, including bribery. Tapp, who was hired by an undercover police agent, allegedly to bribe legislators and political figures, is on trial on 22 charges.

The potential jurors questioned Wednesday were selected from a pool of 150 people. They had filled out questionnaires Monday regarding their knowledge of AzScam, and their backgrounds and beliefs. court Wednesday as lawyers started to question potential jurors in the political-corruption case. PEORIA ELECTION Final, unofficial results of Tuesday's vote for one seat on the City Council. CITY COUNCIL Larry Debus, an attorney for Phoenix bail-bondsman and lobbyist Ron Tapp, confirmed that he hired 51.5 48.5 207 195 Bayless to help pick jury members.

Cathy Vincent Tom Theobald winner. It is rare to have a psychologist help select a jury for routine trials, but called, probably Wednesday, to see whether they can muster the two-thirds vote needed to override Zah's veto. Duane Beyal, a Zah aide, said the veto will not have any immediate effect on tribal departments. School to celebrate opening of buildings The American Graduate School of International Management will hold a grand opening for several buildings Friday. The celebration will include Native American performances, food, and arts and crafts.

Admission is free. The event will run from 1 to 6 p.teAt the campus, 15249 N. 59th Glendale. For further information, call 978-7827. Class on tree-trimming safety offered A free safety-awareness seminar on tree trimming near power lines will be offered Saturday by the Phoenix Fire Department in conjunction with Arizona Public Service the Salt River Project and Artistic Arborists Inc.

The half-day seminar, which will be held at Phoenix College starting at 8 a.m., will cover safety procedures as well as state and federal regulations. Instruction will be provided in English and Spanish. The four organizations will display specialized tree-triming equipment and answer questions. For registration or further information, call 371-7171, or 371-6871 for Spanish speakers. PGLICEFIRE LOG EI A 40-year-old man who escaped from a federal halfway houM Monday was been found dead Tuesday in an east Phoenix alley.

Authorltie said William Michael Kiddy, 40, who was discovered missing from the Behavioral Systems South Community Correction Center in Phoenix at 8:30 p.m. Monday, was found dead just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of North 32nd Street Kiddy was serving time on federal charges of conspiracy and transportation of forged checks, authorities said. The cause of death has not been determined, but Phoenix police say foul play is possible. A 22-year-old Tempe man was killed Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, Maricopa County sheriff's authorities said.

William Storto was killed at an intersection in an unincorporated area between Tempe and Scottsdale. The truck was driven by Edward Lee, 45, of Mesa, who was not injured. BOne person was killed and two were slightly Injured about noon Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident at 56th Street and Cactus Road, Phoenix police said. Witnesses said one vehicle, which police said was driven by Vincenzo Ranieri, 59, of Scottsdale, ran a red light and was struck by two other vehicles. The other drivers were identified as Christopher Barry, 21, and David Cruz, 31, both of Phoenix.

Ranieri died at John C. Lincoln Hospital and Health Center; Barry and Cruz were treated at John C. Lincoln and released. Compiled from reports by The Arizona Republic. PressLine.

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