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SPORTS Giants, Patriots, Jets win openers; Yankees top Expos WE A T II E It Sign of the times: 'Help Wanted' BUSINESS WEEKLY C At 1 PARTLY SUNNY High near 85 PAGE B6 PAGE CI CONNECTICUT LIVING, El I ! t t . lje Paf Ipf Established 1764 Volume CLIX, Number 244 Copyright 1 997, The Hartford Courant Co. Monday, September 1, 1997 B Newsstand 50 The world mourns a Biraice Prince Charles escorts Diana's body home By MAUREEN JOHNSON ' Associated Press LONDON Prince Charles brought Princess Diana home for the last time Sunday, escorting the body of his "English rose" back to the land where their storybook romance ended in sorrow and scandal, a nation now plunged into grief and outrage over a stunning final tragedy. A jet carrying the somber prince and the coffin bearing his ex-wife's remains landed outside London 16 hours after Diana died from injuries suffered when her automobile, chased by photographers, crashed in a Paris traffic tunnel. At the Seine riverside tunnel and outside her London palace home, mourners heaped flowers in tribute to the much-admired Diana. But the sadness mixed with anger outrage at a press that pursued the princess relentlessly in life and may have contributed to her death. "I always believed the press would kill her in the end," said her brother, Charles Spencer. "Bastards!" a middle-aged mourner screamed at photographers outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday morning. But commentators sensed guilt, too, as people wondered if a nation's obsession with its beautiful national symbol had also contributed to her untimely death at age 36. French police were investigating the role pursuing paparazzi photographers may have played in the early Sunday morning tragedy, which also took the lives of Diana's new beau, the millionaire Dodi Fayed, -and their chauffeur. .' The red-tailed jet from Paris land-ed at the Northholt air base, where a grim array of dignitaries, led by Prime Minister Tony Blair, had gathered under leaden skies. A Royal Air Force honor guard solemnly Please see As, Page A10 T" ' i ! If i Viv V JVC 4 ' . i. c'sr) a 1 vJ cs 'XI fc r. X I 1 A note to Diana, princess of Wales, sits among flowers that were placed in front of the British consulate in New York Sunday. Paparazzi's probable role prompts anger at the press Associated Press LONDON Paparazzi lurked in the shrubbery, hovered outside her gym and trained telephoto lenses on her vacations. The market for intimate photographs of Princess Diana was endless and the money amazing. Photographers pursued Diana and her wealthy beau through the Paris streets Sunday and, cameras flashing, were the first to the scene of the crash that killed the princess, Dodi Fayed and their chauffeur. Police are investigating whether the pursuit played a role in her death. Revulsion at that prospect spilled into displays of grief: A message left outside Diana's Kensington Palace home decried "a life wasted by the crooked greed of the media." A woman outside the palace shouted at TV cameramen: "You're horrible!" with sobs choking her words. Fayed's father, Mohamed Al Fayed, blamed the photographers for the couple's death, and Diana's brother, Charles Spencer, said he "always believed the press would kill her in the end." "But not even I could imagine that they would take such a direct hand in her death as seems to be the case," he said at his home just outside Cape Town, South Africa. Spencer said, "It would appear that every publisher and every editor of any publication that has Please see Paparazzi, Page A10 1-X ' ; I f i "I ( ) -A . t i- : ' y5- Jf, , SL ' ' ,..,,!. n nil. n i. ii-. i I in" in. llBi. i-ir r.,.nil.lln-,-l)l,mlll .!..,!,,,!,,... Associated Press Above, Princess Diana's sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes, left, and Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Prince Charles leave the Salpetriere Hospital in Paris Sunday. They had come to take the princess's body back to Britain. At left, British honor guards carry the body of the princess, who died following an accident early Sunday morning. Inside Princess Diana showed there was hope for the rest of us. Page El. Dodi Fayed was buried Sunday after a simple Islamic ceremony. Page A6. The young princes face life and the demands of the monarchy without Diana. Page A7. Princess Diana was always on display. Page All. For British natives in state, a death in the family BY FRAN SILVERMAN Courant Staff Writer It was 6 a.m. Sunday when Barbara Jago-Ford's mother called from Britain. "I heard her voice and looked at my husband's face," said the Madison shopkeeper. "I thought something tragic had happened at home. It had." To the Jago-Fords, owners of The British Shop who emigrated from England more than a decade ago, the death of Princess Diana means a death in the family. "The royal family has lost their jewel in the crown," Jago-Ford said. Across Connecticut, British natives phoned and comforted one another and sat staring at the television news for hours. At the Jago-Fords' shop, where a picture of Diana was draped in black, customers came in crying. "Everyone thinks we Brits are a bit fuddy-duddy and staid," Jago-Ford said. "But she came from the real world. She was a breath of fresh air." Members of the British community credited Diana for her altruism, her devotion to her sons and her warmth and vibrancy. "She was aristocratic, regal, but she had the common touch," said Peter Amos of Essex, who moved to the United States from London about 11 years ago. "She could reach out to the poorest and the needy people. And it was genuine, not put on." Amos said he admired Diana for continuing to direct attention to important issues such as AIDS and land mines even after being stripped of her royal title after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996. He likened the sadness surround-; ing her death to the depths of sorrow felt by Americans when Presi-; dent Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. "It's that kind of feeling we are talking about," he said. "We are just very, very upset and a little bitter a the manner of its happening." Diana was killed along with com-' panion Dodi Fayed, the 42-year-olcj son of the billionaire Egyptian own-1 er of London's Harrod's department' i Please see For, Page A7( mm 6 SECTIONS Am Landers E4 Arts El Classified Dl Comics E4 Connecticut A3 Connecticut V Uving El .Crossword E5 Editorials A12 Games E3 Horoscope E4 Legal Notices D2 Local News Bl Lottery A2 Movies E3 Obituaries B4 Sports CI Television E2 . Weather B6 Business Wek!y Coventry Lake closed to swimming Police closed the two public beaches at Coventry Lake as a precaution after 21 dead ducks were found in the water. No one knows yet what killed them. Connecticut, Page A3 It ,U4209"00050! 70 90 1 ill III Most Americans say they'd take this job and love it By HELEN UBINAS Courant Staff Writer You expect people to love their parents, their spouses, their kids, chocolate Haagen-Dazs ice-cream even. (Hey, everyone's got their loyalties.) But their jobs? "Yeah, I love it," Neil Burr, a AAA employee for 15 years, savs almost shyly- In fact, he'd rather be nowhere else to the chagrin of "The Mrs." than in his truck headed to a customer in distress. Like the day he arrived to find a woman in the middle of the street frantically waving him toward the car she had locked her keys into. Sensing she was a bit too tense, he joked that a hammer would do nicely for the job. She believed him for a moment, anyway. Or the hot summer day a distraught customer locked her keys and three sleeping children in her car. He had the car open in mere minutes. But in these times of downsizing, of the 9-to-5 grind, of workplace instability, of being overworked and underpaid, is Burr the norm or the exception? "Overall, we found high levels of job satisfaction, happiness and willingness to work hard among U.S. employees," says Sigal Barsade, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management and co-author of "Attitudes in the American Workplace III." In fact, as American workers celebrate Labor Day today, many joined Burr in proclaiming L-O-V-E for their J-O-B's. But some proclaimed their love a bit more loudly than others. "I'm only allowed to love my wife, my mother, my kids . . . ," says Jim Brewer, a civil rights lawyer from West Hartford. But let him go on about his job and the word love does tend to trickle into the conversation. "I like the fact that I can help people fight the bullies in the world," he says. "It's gratifying to know that in this country, someone with basically nothing can go against the establishment and some times win, a lot of times win, if I have J anything to do with it. . . . That I love." I The L-word again. J Two days before school starts isn't the best time to ask teachers to declare love ' for their job, but Janis Bouley a Tol-1 land Middle School guidance counselor and the town's 1995 teacher of the year! couldn't be happier to oblige. "I love building relationships with the kids. I love being able to help them out of a tough spot. I love that every day is different," she says. There's a whole lot . of love going on. - Loving your job often means putting! in long hours, sometimes giving up en-Please see Take, Page A14

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