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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 60

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Tuesday, March 31, 1998
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14A THE PALM BEACH POST TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1998 Former Gov. Guy Hunt ended his In brief probation from an ethics convio tad tion Monday by paying $208,030 in restitution and court costs. Hunt's next step is to get the state parole board to restore his right to vote and participate in r -a way Arkansas law now stands, the 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 teach politics, but he said he has no plans to run for office again. Hunt was convicted and removed from office in 1993 for pocketing $200,000 from his tax-exempt 1987 inaugural fund. He was sentenced to probation and community service, along with the restitution and court costs. er last week at Jonesboro s West- 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 dryabfe. Misses sizes 10 to 20. Reg. $32 now$24.99 side Middle School. ' A': "As far as I'm concerned, when you murder five people you've forfeited your rights to 11 guns forever, said state ben. End'ofSeasorx Gene Roebuck, a Democrat from Jonesboro. "I don t think you can ever be trusted with guns again." Traditional Hopsack Blazers i : v . Mitchell Johnson, 13, and Andrew Golden, 11, face five counts of murder as juveniles. State law prohibits youths younger than 14 from being charged as adults, and lawmakers I if ' 1 cannot change that retroactively. 2 held in cabby's death DENVER Police said Monday they were holding two Reg. 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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 Representatives 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." 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 with cident but failed to call police. Alterations at exist Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5:30 p.m. 655-0546 Christopher Buchanan, 18, was taken into custody Sunday and another suspect was already in custody for another matter, Denver Police Chief Dave Michaud said. Arrest warrants have been issued for two other unidentified men for the murder of Moustapha Marouf, a Moroc can immigrant, Michaud said. 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 ing the groundwork for a third term by ridding the government f ' of his heir apparent: former Prime Minister Viktor Cherno myrdin. . i 1 " . i . i Communists claim victory KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine's communist leader claimed victo ' i I t i ry Monday despite a dearth of - -; "I official results in parliamentary elections. He also announced his party will seek major policy changes and advocated a tough stance toward Western countries and institutions. a . "The people have shown that we must cast off this ruinous course," said Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko, who accused President Leonid Kuch drawal from 13 percent of the West Bank. I 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 timeta ma of "bringing Ukraine to the . , 1 brink of economic collapse. Ballots cast Sunday were still being counted and the results ble for future steps. were not expected until Friday. Ark. boys can get guns Hunt pays restitution : LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The MONTGOMERY, Al; MONTGOMERY, Ala. fr k Olil 11 a L Detail of Denmark 1000-kroner note. The long-eared squirrel was featured on the note from 1972 to 1986. 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