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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 10

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THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1997 IP cPatio Qallery AIDS-fighting drugs will : lot be covered by Medicaid Largest Patio Furniture Showroom in WPB! Since 1986 rfwMr Wrfb-tarfW iiWkWM HIV living at that poverty line and at 200, 250 and 300 percent above it 1 ' . ..iili.i.i li ha w "We kept running it with dif- i.,in ink ierent assumptions but we weren't able to make it come out" revenue neutral, he said. ...i. -AeV $&tmimim fcA-aa VI iifiniiMiiirir niiiinm r in -r- nm However, Zonana said the administration will continue its efforts to help people with HIV 7 t Associate d Press .WASHINGTON Citing Pfqjected costs, the Clinton ad-rfcnistration will not extend xlicaid coverage to people with tM AIDS virus to provide them vth AIDS-fighting drugs before tfciey become ill. Officials had hoped a proposal expand coverage would pay fof. itself by keeping people healthy and saving money on fu-ttfre hospital care. J-But several proposals were tSted and all were too expensive, 3ct0r Zonana, a spokesman for tljte Department of Health and Human Services, said Thursday. "If it works out, as I hope and expect it will, it can ease suffering, renew hope and help ensure that good people are not priced out of lifesaving medicine," Gore said at the time. A new generation of AIDS drugs has proved incredibly successful for many people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, but the medicine costs $12,000 a year for each person treated. People with AIDS now qualify for Medicaid coverage even if they are not poor enough to participate under the program's normal guidelines. But no such exception exists for people with Hrv. Zonana said officials considered plans that would have provided Medicaid to people with access the life-saving drugs. He noted that Medicaid is already the biggest payer for HIV drugs, helping 160,000 people with HIV and AIDS. "We're still looking for ways " he said. "Other HOLIDAY SALE Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Name Brands Winston Samsonifc Suncoast Homecrcst Carter Grandlc Dura Wicker Olympic Outdoor Light Military Trail just South of 45th St. in the Trail Commerce Center 471-0640 in WPB doors are definitely opening." .Vice President Al Gore had He that funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program was boosted 71 percent to about $280 promised AIDS activists last April tfet the government would give tlip plan serious consideration. million this year. Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6pm Sun 1-5 3 3; 1 x Defense witnesses claim Nichols fyas not with McVeigh at bombing $95 each 14K gold stackable rings with blue topaz, peridot, garnet, j amethyst or citrines. scribed the driver as similar in ' appearance to McVeigh. The second man did not match Nichols' description; instead he appeared to fit the sketch of John ' kt.i w :l Doe No. 2. iciuu silver and gold pendant with snake chain by John Atencio. The government contends the Ryder employees mistook "Doe.2 for someone else, and that McVeigh rented the truck alone. The defense, however, is trying to show that Doe 2 and not i. i '.fit Nichols was the main bomb Sipme witnesses say it was John Doe No. 2 mo was the second n3an with McVeigh. Lai Angeles Times i DENVER Defense lawyers for Terry L Nichols pushed their cake on several fronts Friday, presenting witnesses who recalled seeing Timothy J. McVeigh with a man other than thtir client in the moments before the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City. They also read a letter McVeigh left taped to a utility pole in the California desert in which he encouraged someone named "SC" to join him in his cause of striking out against the federal government In addition, some of McVeigh's former employers and friends described him as extremely angry with the government, in sharp contrast to what the defense has presented about Nichols. The lawyers are not only trying to distance ' Nichols from McVeigh, but also are suggesting , that someone other than their client played a key role in destroying the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The bombing killed 168 people and injured more than 500. McVeigh was convicted last summer and sentenced to die. Nichols, who has pleaded not guilty, could receive the same penalty if he is convicted. Maurice Kuper, an oil and gas worker in Oklahoma City, said he saw two men near McVeigh's yellow Mercury Marquis getaway car about an hour before the April 19, 1995 bombing. He de 11 collaborator. Germaine Johnston, a Hous mi IB ID ing and Urban Development em ; IE. ID T3Har tHff- ' m m ployee in the Murrah building $650 Sterling silver tt (Hiip cell inir & who was slightly injured in the blast, recalled seeing two similar men near the same car about 20 and gold "Vista" earrings with citrines by John Atencio. or 25 minutes after the bombing. She described one man as tall, fitting McVeigh's height, and the other as shorter and having a darker complexion, fitting Doe 2. Russia's spying charges strongly protested by U.S. $79,500 Diamond and zynski is mentally ill. In brief Ruby necklace set in platinum and 18K gold. Methamphetamine bust results in 100 arrests WASHINGTON The fed eral and local authorities around the nation announced Friday that MAYOR'S PREMIER JUWELtRS SINCE 1910 Miami Fort Lauderdale Boca Raton Boymon Beach 'Jensen Beach Palm Beach Gardens Orlando Lakeland Tampa mayorsjcwelers.com For more information, please call 1.800.462.9677. Subject to availability. Some pieces enlarged to show detail. they had smashed one of the largest methamphetamine net works in the United States. They also said the operation had resulted in the arrest of 100 sus Palm Beach Post Wire Reports WASHINGTON The United States Friday strongly protested spying charges brought by Moscow against an American businessman and warned this could harm efforts to encourage investment in Russia. State Department deputy spokesman James Foley told reporters there was "no credible reason" for the charges lodged against Richard Bliss and this "could have negative consequences" for efforts to spur investment in Russia's struggling new capitalist economy. He said Vice President Al Gore had made the U.S. position clear in a telephone call with Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. Russia charged Bliss, a 29-year-old U.S. telephone technician, with espionage Friday in what officials say is the first such case involving an American since "" pects and the breaking up of a' ring that had been a jnajor the end of the Cold War. Kaczynski's Mont, hovel arrives for Calif, trial SACRAMENTO, Calif. The dark, grimy shack built by Theodore Kaczynski in the wilds of Montana arrived on a flatbed truck Friday to give jurors in the Unabomber trial a window into his mind. Shrouded in a tarp, the 13-by-13-foot hovel ended its 1,110-mile trek at Mather Field. It will be kept in a hangar at the former Air Force base until needed in the trial. Kaczynski's lawyers paid to move the wooden shack, eager to show jurors the claustrophobic atmosphere with no electricity, or running water. They say it is the most tangible proof that Kac American contractor of Mexico s largest methamphetamine gang. i1 it ci'- Top officials in Washington said the arrests were a significant breakthrough in their fight against the proliferating trade in methamphetamine, or "speed." 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