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2 2A THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1998 MSL Newsmakers Faulty machine delays issuing of green cards The New York Times The federal government has delayed issuing Canada has a new heartthrob and he's a real prince Palm Beach Post Wire Reports The future king of England got a reception fit for a rock star Tuesday during a visit to a Ex-FBI agent has papers linked to King death Donald G. Wilson found them after impounding James Earl Ray's car. Palm Beach Post-Cox News Service For 30 years, the two little slips of paper have been hidden in r s ! space center in Vancouver, British Columbia. About 150 people, mostly screaming teenage girls, were beside themselves when Britain's 15-year-old Prince William and his 13-year-old brother, Harry, arrived at the museum during a visit this week to Canada. Their father, Prince Charles, was busy with official functions. Harry smiled at the crowd, but William - . i - Li . bank vaults. Now, their owner wants to turn them over to Attorney General Janet Reno because THE ASSOCIATED PRESS William Pepper (left), an attorney trying to win a trial for James Earl Ray, joins ex-FBI agent Donald Wilson at a news conference. Prince William I t t C F F tens of thousands of residency permits for immigrants because a new machine designed to produce fraud-proof green cards has been dysfunctional since it was installed last summer. Immigration lawyers say this is only the latest calamity in a system that has never functioned efficiently. But spokesmen for the Immigration and Naturalization Service said the agency was only working out the bugs that are inevitable as it starts using sophisticated technology to produce a green card that contains digital fingerprints and high quality photographs. Few immigrants will suffer dire consequences from the delay, like losing their jobs or homes. But some are panicky, and many will be nervous until they hold their green cards in their hands. The cards, which confer permanent legal residency, are a precious commodity, representing the first formal step toward becoming an American. Many immigrants are worried because they do not understand what is happening. The immigration agency has not notified them that there have been technical delays in manufacturing the cards. So only those immigrants determined enough to dial their way through the agency's dizzying bureaucracy have learned about the problem. A spokeswoman for the immigration agency, j Amy Otten, said the new machine, which was in- ? stalled late last summer in a regional immigration ; office in St. Albans, Vt, could not be called broken. I She said the machine was functional and producing cards but the cards were not all "of high ! quality." , looked aghast at the commotion. Shannon Raimondo, 14, was near tears because she didn't get close enough to William: "He's royalty. He's so hot." Wolf whistles and delighted screams also greeted William when he got to a downtown hotel Monday, shortly after Charles and Harry arrived for a dinner with the lieutenant-governor. The visit is William's first trip abroad since his mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in Paris in August. It's also the first skiing holiday for the boys without her. he figures he can finally trust the government to do the right thing. And, with James Earl Ray near death, Donald G. Wilson, the man in custody of the documents, figures the time has come to reveal the secret he has kept since shortly after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. As an FBI agent in Atlanta in 1968, Wilson said Monday, he took the two pieces of paper from Ray's car and did not turn them over to his higher-ups because he felt he could not trust them. A photocopy of one slip looks like an itemized list with five words with figures next to them that appear to be dollar amounts. At the bottom, appears a word that looks like Raul. The second slip also contains the name Raul, along with a phone number that apparently can be traced to Jack Ruby and the Vegas Club in Dallas. Ruby owned the club when he was arrested in 1963 for killing Lee Harvey Oswald. Ray, serving a 99-year sentence, has always insisted he was set up by a shadowy gunrunner he knew only as Raul. Wilson showed the information to Fulton County District At- torney Paul Howard in a 90-minute meeting Tuesday morning. Howard said later his office does not have the resources to investigate and urged that Reno look into it. Justice Department spokesman Bert Brandenberg said Reno will not decide what to do until the FBI investigates Wilson's allegations. That's not good enough for the King family, which has stated its belief that Ray is innocent. Wilson, 55, said he feels as if he has come full circle. "I went to college in the 1960s, in the formative years of the civil rights movement," he said. "It was a very unique historical and exciting time. I was very involved." That idealism led him to join the FBI after graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Law. "I was elated," he recalls about receiving his acceptance letter from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in March 1967. "I believed everything I had ever been told about the bureau. I told myself, 'Now, I'm going to have a chance to make a contribution about something. About the brutalities and the injustices.' It was not to be." His first assignment was the Atlanta office, which had been investigating and harassing King. Initially assigned to other duties, Wilson was one of the agents who impounded Ray's white Ford Mustang from a parking lot six days after King was shot in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Wilson would work for the FBI in Cincinnati, Washington and Greensboro, N.C., before leaving the bureau in 1977. He is now president of a career management company. For 29 years, only his wife knew about the papers. "Who could you really trust with something like this?" he answers when asked why he didn't come forward sooner. "Not knowing the answer to that, I felt it best to keep quiet." Player keeps politics in check Chess and Israeli politics aren't much alike in Gary Kasparov's world. "The difference between chess and politics is that in chess the aim is to win, while in the complex politics of the Middle East, a draw is the ideal result," he told reporters Tuesday. Kasparov was in Tel Aviv to announce his participation in a chess competition in May as part of Israel's 50th anniversary celebration. "I have always been sympathetic with the struggle of the Jewish people for independence," said Kasparov, whose late father was Jewish. The chess whiz was defeated by the IBM computer Deep Blue last year. Actor on the rebound after cancer Robert Urich is back on track and looking forward to the debut of a TV series and his a v r; ti tl h d Ci Cl "( ei th ej ol hi m so nc inj mi of tio an th( Go Ha wh obi stu am ter twe wit! fou ove leas per j chil f wer thoi tle.- "They may appear with a scratch across the face in the photo, for instance," she said. "We're still working the bugs out of the new system." Otten said that there were 75,000 green cards being processed in St. Albans, of them, about 40,000 cards are considered to be of acceptable quality; some 15,000 are of poor quality; and 23,000 have not been produced yet. None have been mailed because the whole lot is considered a batch in progress. third child. Urich, 51, said Monday he celebrated his first anniversary of being cancer-free this month. "I really recommend this. We nn,'n,'i.i,iK.m Today's forecast tacksonvllle 7453 O O 1 WilVVSOHH!PMHamP -V v'" I I s : 1 v, LM TODAY Partly cloudy and pleasant. High 76. Low 64. New First Apr. 3 Mar. 27 need to celebrate life," he said at a benefit for a domestic violence program in Holland, Mich. Eighteen months ago, Urich was diagnosed with synovial cell sarcoma. After chemotherapy, two op Through 8 p.m. at West Palm Beach TEMPERATURES High 75 Low 51" Record High (1948) 90 Record Low (1968) 43" Surf temperature 71 RAINFALL Tuesday 0.00" Month to date 4.05" Normal month to date 2.90" Year to date 21.46" Normal year to date 8.39" Lake OkMchobM water level : 18.41 ft.Average 14.08 ft. HEAT Full Apr. 11 THU 6:18 a.m. 6:34 p.m. 5:13 a.m. 5:13 p.m. Last Apr. 19 FRI 6:17 a.m. 6:35 p.m. 5:59 a.m. 6:20 p.m. ST. LUCIE S ; county , l-jasfi Fort Pierce I I , f j I 7S'63 WfJrrm Port If Cx..-.Uji: St. Lucie ft 7sa I J M Fort WED Sunrise 6:19 a.m. Sunset 6:34 p.m. Moonrise4:26 a.m. Moonset 4:07 p.m. Thursday Partly cloudy and continued pleasant. High 78. Low 67. Urich Okeechobee SOLUNAR TABLES 7968 Lauderdale r 1 - MADTIM 1 ' f OHOA V A.M. MIN MAJ DAY mnniin M ' I 1 Friday Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers. High 80. Low 68. COUNTY M i ii P.M. MIN MAJ 2:07 8:22 2:58 9.12 3:50 9:12 Miami L-7867 Wednesdayl:39 7:53 Thursday 2.30 8:44 Friday 3:22 9:36 Indiantown 7664 stuart ' 7664 J J ill Fish and game seem to be more active at certain times during the lunar period. The major periods last 1 12 to 2 hours after the time listed. Minor periods are shorter, PALM BEACH COUNTY j TUESDAY I J i HI Lo Pep TIME TEMP INDEX WIND HUM 8pm 62 56 N9. 67 9pm 60 54 N8 70 10pm 60 54 N8 65 11pm 57 53 N6 72 Midnight 57 53 N6 72 lam 57 55 N5 67 2am , 55 53 NW5 77 3am 53 51 NW5 83 4am 53 53 NW4 83 5am 51 48 NW5 90 6am 53 53 NW4 83 7am 53 53 NW4 90 8am 62 60 NW5 73 9am 69 66 N6 57 10am 73 75 NE12 44 11am 73 76 NE11 46 Noon 73 76 NE12 50 1pm 73 76 NE16 50 2pm 73 76 NE14 50 3pm 73 76 NE11 50 4pm 73 76 NE14 50 5pm 73 76 NE14 50 6pm 71 66 NE10 49 7pm 69 64 NE9 47 I Belle Glade 8062 erations and radiation treatment, he said he's healthy and looking forward to a big April. Urich's wife of 25 years, Heather Menzies, is due in three weeks, and The Love Boat: The Next Wave premieres April 13. He stars as a former Navy captain running a cruise ship. And the winner is . . . me! If you happened to be a presenter at the Academy Awards, you didn't go away empty-handed. Here is what was in the goodie bags awaiting Madonna, Cuba Gooding Jr., Drew Barry-more, Quentin Tarantino and other Oscar presenters. They got an Elton John Candle from InStyle, a JBL Stereo CD System, Ray Ban Sunglasses, a United Airlines leather passport holder and four upgrade certificates, a Frederic Fekkai Beaute de Provence day of beauty, a Harry Winston sterling silver compass and a Montblanc Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart fountain pen. The Oscar baskets also include a scarf, various fragrances, coffee and tea, a teddy bear, a chronograph watch, booze, makeup, a crystal pendant and a letter tray. 0-50 Good, 51-100 Moderate. 101-200 Unhealthful. 201-300 Very Unhealthful, 301 Hazardous. POLLUTION INDEX: 46, good, caused by ozone. POLLEN INDEX: 71 on a scale of 0 to 201, which is moderate; it was caused by oak tree pollen. MOLDS: 465, which is low. 24-hour air quality recording, 355-3962 KJarea TODAY TODAY HI Lo Wea 7560pc 7764pc 7558pc 7866pc 8461pc 7852pc 7866pc 8166pc 7453pc 7768pc 8158pc 7563pc 7867pc 8464pc 7953pc 7859pc 7558pc 8258pc 7752pc 8058pc 7563pc HI Lo Wea fr Cocoa Beach 84590.00 Coral Springs nanana Daytona 73430.00 Fort Laud. 76550.00 Fort Myers 77490.00 Gainesville 76420.00 Hollywood 75540.00 Homestead 77560.00 Jacksonville 76430.00 Key West 75630.00 Lakeland 78470.00 Melbourne 75460.00 Miami Beach 73590.00 Naples 79500.00 Ocala 76420.00 Orlando 76460.00 Pensacola 69480.00 Sarasota 77510.00 Tallahassee 77380.00 , . 3 Tampa 73500.00 w Vera Beach 72480.00 N, Florida Central S. Florida Florida Keys 74- 7752-56pc 75- 825&64pc 768460-67pc 77-7867-68pc Thursday Today's rating: 7, which is high. Burning will occur after the highlighted exposure. Hi Lo Wea N. Florida Central S. Florida Florida Keys 77- 8056-62pc 76-8160-65pc 78- 8464-69pc 78-8069-71pc IVBWMOH I MOW IMODBWE I LOW WW UOHT 4B6 7a5 1012 15&20 30 SWN mrqes mrues mhutes rrtues rriues DARK tesslhanao 30B40 50 to 60 75 to 90 2 hare SKM rriiuiBS mrutes mfmtes mruies FLORIDA LOTTERY TODAY THURSDAY TODAY HIGH TIDES 9068 a.m. p.m. 4936 3523 LOW a.m. p.m. 12:04 11:34 11:53 5641 5838 8262 9472 8571 8674 7157 5243 7046 9674 Jerusalem Johannesburg Karachi Kingston Lima Lisbon London Madrid Manila Mexico City HIGH LOW a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. 6:29 6:53 12:30 12:55 6:08 6:32 12:00 12:25 6:44 7:08 12.19 12:44 7.55 8:19 2:27 2.52 7:16 7:40 1:31 1.56 5:59 6:23 12.04 12:29 6:20 6:44 12:04 12:29 7761 Panama City Paris Port au Prince Rio Riyadh Rome San Juan Seoul Stockholm Sydney Tel Aviv Palm Beach Inlet Palm Beach Ocean Jupiter Inlet Boynton Inlet Boca Raton Inlet St. Lucie Fort Pierce Inlet 5:38 5:17 5:53 7:04 6.25 5:08 5:29 6:00 5:39 6:15 7:26 6:47 5:30 5:51 9576 7054 4936 7562 6754 8265 8867 5245 4535 nana 7560 3618 7264 4332 2:01 1:05 TUESDAY TODAY HI Lo Pep HI Lo Wea Calgary 48230.00 4830sh Charltown 36270.00 3520s Edmonton 52320.00 4024pc Fredericton 38140.00 3516s Halifan 39270.00 3824s Montreal 34190.00 3724s Ottawa 34190.00 3623s Quebec City 32190.00 3419s Regma 41270.00 4430pc Toronto 39180 00 4434pc Vancouver 56460.01 4937sh Winnipeg 36210.00 4432pc I Bogota Bonn Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Caracas Dublin Geneva Guam Havana Helsinki Hong Kong Istanbul Jakarta 8769 5338 8572 8773 8462 5340 8674 5539 3825 8266 6247 5542 4433 3727 Acapulco Amsterdam Ankara Athens Auckland Bangkok Barbados Barcelona Beijing Beirut Belgrade Berlin Bermuda 1:32 12:36 11:38 11:38 a Saturday's I No. picked Winners Prize Lotto I All 6 0 $0 9-17-19 5 Of 6 253 $1,459 32-45-48 I 4 of 6 13,449 $65.50 I 3 Of 6 256.329 $4.50 Next Jackpot $28 million B Monday's I No. picked Winners Prize Fantasy 5 I All 5 11 $25,105 4-8-10 I 4 of 5 1,445 $31.50 11-14 I 3 of 5 30,425 $4.50 Tuesday's Fantasy 5 4-5-13-15-24 Tuesday's Cash 3 1-6-2 Play 4 5-9-2-7 8875 6151 5638 6250 4430 4531 7059 Moscow Munich 8250 3624 4432 7966 3630 FORECAST Lake Okeechobee St. Augustine to Jupiter Inlet Jupiter Inlet to Key Largo Key Largo to Dry Tortugas WIND NE NE NE NE SPEED SEA CONDITIONS 15-20 4-6 ft. Light chop 1015 12 ft. Light chop 15-20 6 ft. Moderate chop 15-20 5 7 ft. Moderate choo Nassau Tokyo Vienna Warsaw nana I Oslo tit nil. TODAY HI Lo Wea For the latest drawings or last week's results, call 511, lire 1008. (50 for up to 5 minutes, see details below). Palm Beach Post employees will not give out winning numbers over the phone. The Palm Beach Post A COX Newspaper MAIN OFFICE 2 751 South Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405 WE RECYCLE For information on recycling in your area, call 930-2511, it. 4511 Enter category 1080. The call is free. HOME DELIVERY RATES Seven davs. $3.00 '13 term, rates differ by term) Vnneay to Friday only, $1.45 Sa'jrday and Sunday only. $1.75 JSeattte77 jf" V i ' " Billing j r v I TO? A 3 VLos Angles fC i H'r ? H EXTREMES vCf Houston mfJ--iJ 7 I NATIONAL HKJH: Sanderson. 8062 J Texas, at 96 W. Pm BAacfe NATIONAL LOW: Houfton, V 7f3i64 8 Maine, at 0 I J Ps" ' FRONT KEY Guff 7 I Mexico --V Lgrxt: s sunny, pc partly cloudy. ' Cancun cMudy. sfuhowen. mc. r-ram. , f VV. ' 82765 f muntlersfomis. si snow flumes. I i r. c'- X McoCityVU-V Caribbean Se. j I ' 8250 J I TUESDAY TODAY HI Lo Pep HI Lo Wea Jackson, MS 74440.00 7754pc Juneau 45270.02 4233r Kansas City 59 '320 00 7354pc Las Vegas 86660 00 7051r Lexington 49310.02 6453sh Little Rock 61450.02 7456pc Los Angeles 66560.00 6156r Louisville 53340.00 6753sh Memphis 64440.00 7456pc Milwaukee 46'270.0O 5049sh Minneapolis 43190.00 4944sh Mobile 73460.00 7558pc Nashville 59340.00 7254sh New Orleans 72490.00 7760pc New York 49370.00 4737pc Newark 50330.00 49361 Norfolk 59360 00 5345pc Oklahoma City 73440 00 77581 Omaha 47270.03 6349pc Peoria 49-280 00 65'52sh Phtiadelph.a 46300 00 5339pc Phoenix 92620.00 82'58c Pittsburgh 4425.'0.01 5444c Portland. 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