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TOSfiP ill to : ! ; 149th Year No. 311 Chicago Tribune Dow close 4979.03 S&P500 586.32 Volume 364,000,000 Down 16.98 Wall Street stocks closed lower Tuesday on a selloff in high-technology stocks as investors worried about falling computer chip demand. The selloff began when Cirrus Logic said demand for its computer chips was slowing, leading to lower earnings. The Nasdaq index, heavily weighted with tech issues, ended down 1 .7 percent. '"fluff r . , . h .... -j" H 1 y - y Tribune Dhoto by Carl Waener Cabrini protests: In the second straight day of protests at the Cabrini-Green demolition site, police arrested four demonstrators Tuesday morning and charged them with mob action and criminal trespass to state-supported land. The group of about three dozen demonstrators is protesting the fact that demolition of two Cabrini buildings has started before the construction of replacement housing. The four arrested on misdemeanor counts included community activist Marion Stamps. '.Kabul's widow puts blame on nght win Rally marks 78th Revolution Day. sh(! says tmttks created climate that led to slaying AP photo by Peter Dejong A crowd of 15,000 hardliners and communists gather Tuesday in the center of Moscow in front of the Bolshoi Theater to mark Revolution Day. Tens of thousands of communists across the former Soviet Union rallied peacefully and campaigned aggressively Tuesday to mark the 78th anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. Beneath a sea of red flags, marchers thronged central Moscow to honor Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin and harshly criticize President Boris Yeltsin's government Russia's reborn Communist Party, its popularity growing ahead of parliamentary elections next month, hopes to come to power via the ballot box this time. Though it is an official holiday, most Russians ignore Revolution Day. This year's gathering was smaller than last year's and nowhere near the grandiose scale of Soviet-era celebrations. Bentsen denies any wrongdoing Former Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen said Tuesday he did nothing wrong in giving the White House material from a Whitewater-related ethics probe, but investigators said they were shocked that he had done so. Testifying before the Senate Whitewater Committee, Patricia Black, of the inspector general's office at the Resolution Trust Corp., said "we were adamantly opposed" to the idea of giving the White House sworn testimony of witnesses. Black said that she thought the White House request for the material had been killed and that she and other investigators were "shocked" when they found out otherwise. Bentsen said he had provided the material under "strict standards" to the White House counsel's office." French president shuffles cabinet President Jacques Chirac reshuffled the French cabinet Tuesday, leaving Prime Minister Alain Juppe at the head of a streamlined team to try to halt a plunge in popularity after less than six months in office. The reshuffle, cutting the number of members to 33 from 42, followed Chirac's recent policy turnabout, dropping campaign pledges to put the fight against unemployment first to launch an offensive against big state and welfare deficits. The senior ministers of finance, foreign affairs, defense, justice and the interior kept their jobs. In a recent poll just 14 percent of voters said they approved of Chirac. Chicago-Amman flight diverted A Jordanian airliner was diverted to Vienna on Tuesday after an anonymous caller claimed there was a bomb aboard. Officials in the Austrian capital said passengers and crew were evacuated there safely. The Royal Jordanian jetliner had been traveling from Chicago to Amman, the Jordanian capital, with 233 passengers and a crew of 15, said Sabina Kropej, Vienna airport spokeswoman. She said the bomb threat was made shortly after the plane took off after a refueling stop in Amsterdam. "The pilot decided not to fly to Amman, but to Vienna," Kropej said. The Austria Press Agency said the bomb threat was received in Amsterdam. Officials said the Lockheed TriStar had left Chicago at 8:15 p.m. Monday. COMPLETE MORNING TRIBUNE INSIDE 'Angels' Soars: Tony Kushner's AIDS epic 'Angels in America' garners top honors in local theater at the Joseph Jefferson Awards. In Metro Associated Press JERUSALEM-Yitzhak Rabin's widow accused Likud party leader Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli right-wingers Tuesday of creating a climate that permitted a religious fanatic to assassinate her husband. Leah Rabin, in a series of radio and television interviews, said rightist lawmakers were to blame for giving violent speeches in parliament and allowing incitement against her husband at rallies. "There was a Likud rally in Jerusalem not too long ago," she recalled. "They put the figure of Yitzhak, my husband, in the uniform of a Nazi leader, and Mr. Netanyahu was there. He later talked against it, but he was there and he didn't stop it" In the interview with ABC-TVs "Good Morning America" program, she also complained that the country was plastered with posters of her husband wearing an Arab headdress like Yasser Arafat's and that no one put a stop to it. Mrs. Rabin said she thought about refusing to shake hands with Netanyahu at her husband's funeral but then decided not to make a scene. But she said she tried to be "very cold to him, as cold as I could be." She added: "He knew, and we both understood that we would have both loved to avoid shaking each other's hand." Netanyahu's spokesman, Shai Bazak, has refused to comment directly on earlier remarks by Mrs. Rabin about the Likud leader. But he added: "Netanyahu is always the first to speak out against verbal and physical violence, and to stress common cause even through political division." In an interview with Israel radio, Mrs. Rabin recalled how Jewish extremists would stand outside their Tel Aviv home every Friday afternoon and jeer at her husband for making peace with the Palestinians. "For weeks and weeks, every week they would come and wait for him and shout at him "Traitor, murderer," she said. "Last Friday, when I got home at 3 o'clock, they said to me, 'Just wait. A year from now, in Kings of Israel Square, we'll kill you both. There you will be like Mussolini and his mistress. That's the way you will be in Kings of Israel Square." The taunt was prophetic: Rabin was shot to death in Kings of Israel Square on Saturday night after a peace rally. The man who has confessed to killing him is a religious Jew. Yigal Amir, a 25-year-old law student, said he wanted to stop the prime minister from giving land to the Arabs in a peace settlement. Mrs. Rabin told the radio interviewer that she sensed a new mood in Israel for peace after her husband's tragic death. "I don't think the hope for peace died with him," she said. "I think the opposite is true." Mrs. Rabin spoke by telephone with the widow of Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian leader killed in 1981 by Islamic opponents of his peace with Israel. Jihan Sadat, speaking from the United States on Monday in a conference call broadcast on Israel army radio, told Mrs. Rabin that her husband was "a great leader" mourned by millions. "Forever, everyone will remember him," she said. Mrs. Rabin thanked Mrs. Sadat and told her that her husband, like her own, was "larger than life." Cocaine linked to Britain GQ editor's death Associated Press LONDON Michael VerMeulen, 38, editor of Britain's GQ magazine, died of a cocaine overdose, a pathologist testified Tuesday. VerMeulen, a native of Lake Forest, El, was pronounced dead at a hospital where he had been taken Aug. 29 after a friend could not wake him. The pathologist, Dr. David Brown, testified in St. Pancras Coroner's Court that VerMeulen had taken at least twice a fatal dose of the drug. Police said they had found a small amount of marijuana in VerMeulen's apartment, but there was no cocaine or drug paraphernalia. Clinton opposes a ban on late-term abortions Reuters WASHINGTON The White House said Tuesday President Clinton cannot support the legislation to outlaw certain late-term abortions that has been passed by the House and is pending before the Senate. "The administration cannot support H.R. 1833 because it fails to provide for consideration of the need to preserve the life and health of the mother, consistent with the Supreme Court's decision in Roe vs. Wade," said a statement released at the White House. The Supreme Court ruled in the 1973 Roe vs. Wade case that states are forbidden from interfering with a woman's choice to undergo an abortion if continuing a pregnancy would threaten her health. The House bill last week would outlaw "partial birth abortions," a rare procedure used in late-term abortions. "The president believes that the decision to have an abortion should be between a woman, her conscience, her doctor and her God," the White House statement said. "He believes that legal abortions should be safe and rare." "The president has long opposed late-term abortions except where they are necessary to protect the life of the mother or where there is a threat to her health consistent with the law." 4 : . .4 h . r.fi AP photo Less than 100 pounds of dynamite levels Landmark Hotel. Las Vegas Landmark imploded Associated Press LAS VEGAS The Landmark Hotel, which went from shiny newness to vacant relic in less than 25 years, was reduced to a pile of rubble at dawn Tuesday in a noisy implosion that served as a wakeup call for thousands of people in nearby hotels. The 31-story tower, shaped like Seattle's Space Needle, seemed to take a final breath as it stood momentarily after less than 100 pounds of strategically placed dynamite was detonated. The narrow stem and the saucer-shaped pod at the top came crashing down, shaking the ground and sending a cloud of dust a block in all directions. The pod once housed a restaurant; hotel rooms, within the circular stem, were shaped like pie slices. Police estimated some 7,000 people turned out to witness the demise of the once-elegant hotel which was opened in 1968 by billionaire Howard Hughes. Thousands more watched from nearby hotels or were awakened by the blast. Occupants of the 3,000-room Las Vegas Hilton, across the street, were warned in advance. Before the implosion, a film crew from Warner Bros, shot segments of stunt men and women running down the street fronting the hotel, dodging cars racing away from the structure. One stunt couple were dressed as bride and groom. The film crew, which also filmed the demolition itself, took the shots for a proposed movie entitled "Mars Attacks," in which Martians attack the hotel. The Landmark once showcased celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, Bobby Darin, Bobbie Gentry, Bob Newhart and Red Skelton. It was the tallest building in town when it opened. But it was nudged aside by more spectacular hotels and fell prey to various design and financial problems. It had been closed for five years. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the owner of the property, plans to use the site for parking and exhibition space. Mark Loizeaux, president of Controlled Demolition Inc., said the 356-foot tower was the tallest reinforced concrete structure imploded in North America. '494"85N00001

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