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w s c THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1997 3A - In Iran, World Cup is sports and politics if1. I 1 -it -Tf lit,1 H Movie may have spurred school shooting At ,a loss for a motive, the prosecutor suggests that the 14-year-old may have based his attack on what he saw in a film. The Washington Post " iPADUCAH, Ky. - As a saddened community gathered Friday to mourn its dead, prosecutors suggested that the diminutive ninth-grader accused of killing three of his ckssmates may have based his attack on what he saw hi a movie. McCracken County Commonwealth's Attorney Tun Kaltenbach said that 14-year-old Michael Carneal may have planned the attack after watching The Basketball Diaries, a 1995 adaptation of poet Jim Carroll's bleak 1960s autobiographical tale of teenage angst. According to Kaltenbach, friends of the boy said that about a year ago he saw the movie which opens with a student who had been taunted by classmates dreaming that he returns to the classroom and shoots his tormentors and told them he'd been planning "something big" ever since. "'- Kaltenbach said that "these movies are a factor on these kids. They don't decide on their own to carry out their anger or feelings by shooting people. They have to learn it from somewhere, and they learn it by watching these movies." .' Three days after the shooting, that is as good an explanation as any for why a bespectacled, 5-foot-2, freshman, a B student and member of the school band, would calmly insert earplugs, draw a gun and shoot eight fellow students who had just ended a morning prayer meeting in the Heath High School lobby. The Rev. Paul Donner of St. Paul Lutheran Church said Carneal's parents are as puzzled as anyone about their son's actions. "If anyone has any answers, they would be glad to find them out," Donner said. He said the boy's parents are "asking themselves where they have failed, the same as I am asking myself where I failed" in ministering to hifn. Senior Ben Strong, a minister's son who is By Larry Kaplow Palm Beach Post Staff Writer TEHRAN, Iran They don't do the wave or the Tomahawk Chop at Tehran University's weekly prayer day. They usually prefer the fist-waving chants of "Death to America." But, Friday's turnout took on a pep rally atmosphere as thousands of Muslims focused on soccer instead of the usual protests against Israel and American imperialism. Iran has World Cup fever after making it to the tournament for the first time since 1978, a year before the Islamic Revolution. Many say the street demonstrations after Iran qualified for the tournament last Saturday were just as festive as the celebrations of the 1979 revolution. Thursday, the world learned that Iran and the United States will play against each other in World Cup competition in France on June 21. Friday, gleeful Iranians snapped photos and offered cheek-kisses to several members of the Iranian soccer team as they took seats in the VIP section of the large university pavilion used for prayer and speeches. Shoeless according to religious custom, but otherwise sharply dressed in leather jackets and warm-up gear, the athletes stepped forward to accept their honors. The crowd of more than 10,000 Muslims offered loud chants of "Allahu Akbar!" God is Greatest. There was plenty of politics, , but only from the politicians. Others in the vast audience wanted to keep politics and sports i separate. Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati said , going to the World Cup is a vie- "j tory in both politics and sports. ' "Many people wanted to '. hinder us from entering the"; World Cup," he said, "because we ; are Muslims they didn't want us to win." i The match against the United ; States will be politically charged ; because the two countries have; clashed repeatedly since revolt tionary Iranians stormed the U.S. ' Embassy in Tehran and took 52 hostages in 1979. They were re- leased 444 days later. The United States imposes sanctions on Iran and brands it a . supporter of terrorism. The Ira- nians have called the Untied States "the Great Satan" for backing the oppressive regime of" the late Shah of Iran and for supporting Israel over Palestinians. . "It (the game) is extremely -important," said Sayed Jafa Qa! ari, head of the small mosque in ' Tehran. Even while many Irani1 ans chant anti-American slogans'," they are welcoming to individual Americans. Soccer fans and" that seems to include almost ev- eryone here said the games' might even build some goodwill.'- "Maybe this game will cause & friendship between the United' States and Iran," said Hussein' Ghaemi, a 32-year-old director in' the Iranian Industry Ministry. Jtl THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The casket of Nicole Hadley sits in the foreground Friday as Ben Strong offers the opening prayer at the funeral of the three girls who were killed in Paducah, Ky. 1 something, but he wouldn't tell me what it was." At Friday's funeral services, attended by an overflow crowd at the 2,000-seat Bible Baptist Heartland Worship Center, the emotional highlight came with the singing of a hymn, The Prayer of St. Francis, by the Heath High School choir. the unofficial leader of the prayer circle, said Carneal, a friend of his, had warned him a few days earlier to avoid participating in Monday's session. Strong, who was credited by high school principal Bill Bond with talking Carneal into putting down the pistol instead of reloading it, said Carneal "told me he was going to do Personal Training Suspect was helped by couple he is accused of killing ! B- Preventive Practices Session Call for Appointment 5617479724 1 ntegrated health & fitness services Personal Training Weight Management Fitness Assessments Certified Staff In the comfort of your home or office Heidler was in jail Friday, charged with murder, kidnapping and burglary in the predawn attack Thursday at the Daniels' brick-ranch home in Santa Claus, a town of 300 that prides itself on Christmas cheer. Heidler is accused of break of killing them and two of their children. Jerry Scott Heidler, 20, lived with the Danielses about two years ago while trying to kick an alcohol and drug habit, investigators said Friday. The couple also cared for Heidler's sister. ing in and killing the couple and two of their four children 16-year-old Jessica Daniels and 8-year-old Bryant Daniels. He then allegedly kidnapped three other children including a foster child and abandoned them 40 miles away. The Associated Press J.SANTA CLAUS, Ga. Kim and Danny Daniels were devoted to caring for foster children. Kim Daniels had lived in a foster home as a child. " Now, a young man they opened their home to is accused mm I The Palm Beach Post OlillMMfi I or greater than the cost ot uniy one coupon per person vour newsoaDer evervdav. mav be used. Valid 126 - 121297. j -r-r - j liHHMMMHHiHIMMHIMMMiaaMaaHMiMM Please patronize our Daily Deal merchants! 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