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3 NO 12 9 1999 jj? postnet.comnews ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1999 i 'fiil fNrti ill) I A mm THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Police and soldiers seal off part of the beachfront Sunday in Cape Town, South Africa, after a pipe bomb hidden under a table at the popular St. Elmo's pizzeria exploded. Bombing at pizzeria wounds 31 in S. Africa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump, in an interview with CNN on Sunday, called Russian President Boris Yeltsin "one tough hombre" who suffers from "a major alcohol problem." Trump says first strike against Korea is option Police stand guard outside St.
Andrew's Catholic Church in a south London suburb on Sunday. Ten people were injured when a local man, wielding a sword and wearing no clothes, disrupted morning Mass. Naked man with sword wounds 10 at church "There's no question that North Korea is developing missiles," Trump said. "We give them nuclear power plants. We give them tremendous aid because we thought we could bribe them into stop developing.
Well, they're developing, so much so mat South Korea is now developing their own missile systems in order to protect And I'm really not sure I can blame them." Trump also complained that Russia was "out of control" with a leader who is "a disaster." As president, Trump said U.S. aid "would probably stop if it were me, until they straightened out their act." In other political news Sunday: Former Sen. Bill Bradley, seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, was back stumping in Iowa, dining on home-cooked chili during a three-day visit. Bradley pushed his health care plan and more oversight of concentration in agribusiness. "I think people who vote for a president want to have something to vote for, not against," Bradley said in Audubon.
"That's why I've spent all my time laying out my record, what I want to do." The Teamsters said they probably will not endorse Buchanan for president even though the union agrees with the potential Reform Party presidential nominee on trade issues, Teamsters leader James P. Hoffa said Sunday. boy. Shards of glass littered the road next to the beach, where only four days earlier British tycoon Richard Branson had wined and dined Cape Town's elite to celebrate the start of his Virgin Atlantic airline's weekly flights to the city, i Cape Town was virtually in a state of siege a year ago after the bombing of Planet Hollywood. That bombing was followed by several other explosions.
Most have been attributed to a Muslim vigilante group, People Against Gangsterism and Drugs. For about a year, police have cracked down on urban terrorists, and some vigilante group members have been arrested for possession of explosives. On Friday, a prominent vigilante group member was convicted of murdering four people in a shootout near the city's Waterfront tourist area. Regional Safety and Security Minister Mark Wiley said the blast may have been a response to the conviction. Cape Town's tourism chief, Sher-yl Ozinsky, deplored the bombing as an attack on innocent people.
"It is a cowardly act," she said. "It is undermining the livelihood not only of the many people who live here but also to the sense of freedom we have fought for. People are afraid to go out here." Muslim vigilantes have been blamed for previous blasts in Cape Town area Reuters News Service CAPE TOWN, South Africa A home-made bomb wounded 31 people Sunday at a pizza shop at a beach resort, authorities said. The blast was the latest to hit the Cape Town area. "It was a pipe bomb hidden in a plastic bag under one of the tables in the middle of the restaurant," said police spokesman Neville Ma-lila.
He said no one had claimed responsibility for the blast, and that the restaurant had not received any threats. The bomb exploded in the popular St. Elmo's pizzeria, which overlooks the crowded Camps Bay beach on the Atlantic Ocean. The restaurant is in a block housing several restaurants that cater to young surfers and families. Dr.
Gerald Dalbock said two of the victims were hospitalized in critical condition. "One patient has sustained major trauma to a lower limb," he said. One of the victims was a 6-year-old Churchgoers overcome attacker; witnesses saw 2 other men with sticks The Associated Press LONDON A naked sword-wielding man burst into a south London church during Mass on Sunday and slashed and stabbed some members of the congregation, authorities said. Ten people were injured. Six suffered stab wounds.
One victim lost part of his hand. The others were hurt in a stampede to get out of St Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Thornton Heath, a London suburb. Two other men who were armed with sticks followed the attacker into the church and lashed out at members of the congregation, witnesses said. An off-duty police officer and several other men in the congregation subdued the attacker as he brandished the 3-foot-long sword, witnesses said. Police said the attacker was arrested.
The most severely injured victim, a 55-year-old man, had his thumb and index finger severed and suffered deep slashes in the Possible Reform Party candidate also supports withholding aid to Russia From News Services WASHINGTON Donald Trump said Sunday he would not rule out a U.S. military first strike to stem North Korea's missile production. Trump, who may seek the Reform Party presidential nomination, also called Russian President Boris Yeltsin "a disaster" and "one tough hombre" who suffers from "a major alcohol problem." In a wide-ranging interview, Trump said on CNN's "Late Edition" that he will decide by February whether to run for president Trump said his Reform Party colleague, Pat Buchanan, has "no hope" of winning the presidency, and he predicted that Buchanan's campaign would attract enough Republicans to let Democrats win office. His own campaign would not, Trump said. Trump said he supports amending the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and negotiating with North Korea because the United States needs a missile-defense shield.
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"It defies description," said Dr. Kambiz Hashemi, one of five surgeons who treated the victim. Among the other victims most of them elderly two men suffered shoulder lacerations, but were in stable condition, said the hospital's chief executive, Keith Ford. The others had less serious injuries, included one victim who suffered a broken leg during the melee to get out. A trail of blood led from the church, located in an usually quiet suburban street.
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