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f 14 A THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY MARCH 31, 1998 SC probation from an ethics convio In brief tion Monday by paying $208,030 A in restitution and court costs. A .. ' i 1 Hunt's next step is to get the state parole board to restore his right to vote and participate in politics, but he said he has no plans to run for office again. two boys accused of killing five people at their school will be able to own guns the day they get out of the juvenile justice system. Under state law, adults convicted of felonies can never again possess a gun. But Arkansas youths convicted as juveniles of similar crimes can buy and possess guns the moment they are released from state supervision at age 18. The disparity has incensed many Arkansas legislators, who already are rallying to change the state's juvenile laws after the slayings of four girls and a teacher last week at Jonesboro's West- Hunt was convicted and from office in 1993 for pocketing $200,000 from his tax-exempt 1987 inaugural fund. He was sentenced to proba tion and community service, along with the restitution and court costs. side Middle School. New Arrivals! New Colors! Misses Belted "Linen" Trouser Shorts A great fitting pleated side elastic linen short with a beautiful leather belt. Colors are black, natural, turquoise, sage, banana, lilac, navy, royal, taupe, white and pink. Completely wash and dryabie. Misses sizes 10 to 20. Reg. $32 Now $24.99 Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, face five counts of murder as juveniles. State law prohibits youths younger than 14 from being Swiss banks seek to limit Holocaust financial disputes Palm Beach Post Wire Services ) ZURICH, Switzerland After agreeing last week to begin negotiations to settle, Holocaust-era financial disputes, Switzerland's leading banks are seeking to limit the focus to accounts left untouched since World War II. The maneuver is apparently intended to distract attention from more contentious issues including gold looted by the Nazis and stashed in Swiss institutions, and deposits related to slave labor that would imply wider Swiss complicity in Jewish suffering. : U.S. government officials closely involved in the talks depicted the banks' posture as an effort to stake out a negotiating position largely for domestic political purposes. They said it would not derail plans to begin talks next month to settle class-action suits against the banks in New York. "The fact is that no one is walking away" from the agreement of last week, said one American official. Promise not to evangelize JERUSALEM Representa End'of Season charged as adults, and lawmakers cannot change that retroactively. 'Friends' murder case FORT LAUDERDALE A Traditional Hopsack Blazers woman who was among seven IV young people who lured a friend to a rock pit and killed him had a life sentence reduced to 22 years Monday. Lisa Connelly was sen STORE HOURS: Monday through Friday 10 to 7, Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 11 to 5 'j: .., ' i I Ml i r v v. I I -i i rf . I k i j I tenced to life in prison with no parole in 1995 after being con victed of second-degree murder Reg. '149 for helping boyfriend Martin Puccio plot the 1993 attack on Bobby Kent. Poplin 3 fOP Rea SLACKS 110 $7s1a The seven friends, who ranged in age from 17 to 20, Juno -622-2924 JupiterTequesta - 747-0006 Palm Springs - 965-6591 West Lake Worth - 965-4665 Boynton Beach in Sunshine Square -369-1773 Stuart in Cedar Point Plaza - 220-8066 Stuart Center - 287-7123 Vero Beach -562-0480 MASTERCARD VISA AMERICAN EXPRESS DISCOVER brought Kent to a remote Weston Alterations at cost Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5:30 p.m. 655-0546 construction site, where the 20- year-old was stabbed at least 12 times and beaten with an alumi num baseball bat. Prosecutors said Connelly planned the murder because Kent bullied Puccio, who is the father of her child. tives of 50 Christian evangelical groups have agreed to make an unprecedented joint statement promising not to carry out missionary activity in Israel. - As a result, Israeli legislator Nissim Zvili said Monday he would drop his sponsorship of an anti-proselytizing bill that has drawn protests from Christians around the world. "This is better than a law," Zvili said. In the statement, the Christian groups say they "rejoice in the presence of the Jewish people in this country of their ancestors" and agree to avoid "activities which . . . alienate them from their tradition and community." A second-degree murder conviction usually carries a seven- to 22-year sentence. At the original sentencing, Broward Circuit Judge Charles Greene said Connelly deserved life be - ' :t r.;f , V s ' cause she masterminded the plot. The 4th District Court of Ap - v . V ' - i. ' . ' f , peal in West ralm Beach ordered Greene to reduce the sentence six months ago. Yeltsin won't run in 2000 MOSCOW President Boris Yeltsin said Monday that he would not run for reelection in 2000, throwing the door open to a bevy of would-be successors. Since he dismissed his Cabi net last week, there has been speculation that Yeltsin was lay ( i f J ing the groundwork for a third term by ridding the government of his heir apparent: former 1 ' f. Prime Minister Viktor Cherno c i ' Mission to Israel fails ' JERUSALEM The American mediator for the Middle East, Dennis Ross, concluded a four-day round of shuttle diplomacy in the area Monday, apparently without breaking the year-old deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. After Ross held a fourth and final meeting with the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday evening, a senior Israeli official told reporters that Netanyahu had flatly rejected the American proposal for a withdrawal from 13 percent of the West Bank. : The withdrawal is said to be the key to an American package of proposals, which reportedly also includes specific actions to be taken by the Palestinians to combat terrorism, and a timetable for future steps. Ark. boys can get guns ' LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The way Arkansas law now stands, the myrdin. Communists claim victory KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine's communist leader claimed victory Monday in parliamentary elections. He also announced his party will seek major policy changes and advocated a tough stance toward Western countries and institutions. Hunt pays restitution MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Former Gov. Guy Hunt ended his rri Detail of Denmark 1000-kroner nota. Tha long-aarad squirral was featured on tha nota from 1972 to 1986. 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