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Wednesday, October 19, 1994
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2A DAILY WORLD WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1994 KM Oprah gets grossed out V ft Winfrey ,' "The movie is not for everyone," ; Winfrey's talk show. " Winfrey's interview with Cruise movie opens nationwide later that LaRussa: Hold the beef LaRussa ' knew the score when he agreed to do the spot. "We're confused, big-time confused," said Denny Lynch, vice president of communications at Wendy's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. "The name of the restaurant chain is Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers Restaurant. And he knew that it was a chicken sandwich commercial." Trial date set for rapper - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Life continues to imitate art for Snoop , Doggy Dogg. -.. . A Jan. 13 trial date was set Tuesday for the 23-year-old rapper -whose real name is Calvin Broadus - and two co-defendants charged with murdering a man in a park. Broadus is accused of driving a Jeep as his bodyguard, McKin-, ley Lee, 24, shot 20-year-old Philip Woldemariam on Aug. 25, 1993. Prosecutors say Sean Abrams, 24, also was in the Jeep. All three pleaded innocent. Broadus' lawyers say the shooting ' was self-defense. Prosecutors say it was gang-related. Gorby hears the thunder BEVERLY HELLS, Calif. (AP) - Now that he's done with the Cold War, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev is heating up . r efforts to promote global environmentalism. f "There's a saying that a man will only cross his heart when he hears thunder," Gorbachev said Tuesday at Town Hall. "Well, it's . thundering and it's thundering loudly." - Gorbachev welcomed Global Green USA into his Green Cross International, a nonprofit environmental organization he founded in 1993. Model plans for the future PARIS (AP) - Claudia Schiffer doesn't mind walking the runway. She just hopes her career takes off beyond that. "I can't do this forever," the supermodel told about 2,000 people ' at a news conference Tuesday at the Sorbonne. "It's like athletes, i We have to succeed young, then do something else." ' Schiffer, who appeared with designer Karl Lagerfeld, received applause when she announced that she has a high school degree. She ' said her dream is to be an actress, but she might also take courses for higher university degrees. TRAILER LOADS OF DUNG ARRIVING DAILY (ALL KINDS) Sheetrock, Roofing, Felt, Armstrong Ceiling Tile, All Types of Treated Lumber, Plywoods, windows, Insulation, 2x4's 2x6's 1 & 2 Pine, 2x8's - 2x1 0's 1 Pine, 1x12 Red Cedar, 1x12 & 1x6 Kiln Dried Cypress, Clear Grade Ponderosa Pine Mouldings. FREE DELIVERY ON APPROPRIATE SIZE ORDER SHOP WITH US FOR TOP QUALITY LUMBER AND EUNICE 457-4152 101 Maple Avenue CHICAGO (AP) - This was one interview that gave Oprah Winfrey the creeps - and she wasn't even conducting it. Winfrey says she walked out of a Los Angeles screening of "Interview With The Vampire" because it was so gory, and even considered canceling an interview with star Tom Cruise. She said about 30 other people also walked out before the end. "I believe there are forces of light and darkness in the world, and I don't want to be a contributor to the force of darkness," Winfrey said Tuesday. Cruise told Winfrey that he wasn't surprised. he said during an appearance on is scheduled to air Nov. 4. The month. OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Tony LaRussa has a beef with Wendy's. The vegetarian manager of the Oakland A's baseball team says he was misled about his cameo appearance in a commercial for Wendy's new bacon-and-swiss chicken sandwich. LaRussa says he thought he was promoting a meatless dish. . "It was stupid on my part. I screwed up," LaRussa said Tuesday. He says his error has produced an avalanche of complaining calls, letters and faxes from fellow vegetarians. But a Wendy's spokesman says LaRussa - MATERIALS BUILDING MATERIALS HUM, CHURCH POINT 0PEL0USAS 684-2398 948-8233 Cor.Hwy35W Behind Dixie ana nwy 3u wass, y Trial opens with graphic description of murder BATON ROUGE (AP) - A Louisiana State University student abducted from a dormitory parking lot spent the last 40 minutes of his life pleading to be freed, prosecutors told a jury Tuesday. Dale Dwayne Craig is charged with first-degree murder in the ab- duction of Kipp Earl Gullett of Pine-ville from LSU's dormitory parking lot. Craig, 20, wanted to see his girlfriend, so he stole a car and killed its owner, prosecutors contend. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Walsh told jurors Gullett pleaded with his assailants: "I'll give you anything you want. I'll give you my Bronco. I'll give you money. My parents have money. Just let me go. Don't kill me." The defense will attempt to show "mitigating circumstances" in an effort to save his accused killer from the death penalty. "The crime is horrible and there are no excuses," said defense attorney Randy Trelles. "Because we're admitting Craig's guilt, doesn't mean we're going to sit back with our hands folded during the trial. "You'll hear evidence about his life, the people he associated with. This trial is about life and death -the life and death' of Dale Dwayne Craig." State District Judge Bonnie Jackson rejected a proposal that would ' have allowed Craig to plead guilty and let the jury decide whether he should be sentenced to life in prison or death. Gullett, 18, was abducted in his ' own vehicle in a parking lot outside , his dormitory on the LSU campus in September 1992. He was taken to an isolated construction site and repeatedly shot in the head. "That man wanted a car because he wanted to see his girlfriend. Instead of taking the bus or calling someone, he decided to steal a car," Walsh said of Craig. "He saw Kipp Gullett pull in. That social predator pulled out a 9 millimeter weapon, pistol whipped Kipp Gullett and pushed him into the back seat." Gullett's parents sat in the front row of the courtroom and sobbed repeatedly through Walsh's 30-minute opening argument. Walsh said Craig and three other co-defendants drove Gullett's Ford Bronco around for about 4Q minutes before . stopping at a construction site.: :.; ,,,, :,,', "They discussed Kipp Gullett like he was a piece of baggage - 'What do we do with him?'" . At that point, Walsh said. Craig ordered Gullett out of the car. "Craig and (co-defendant James Conrad) Lavigne led Gullett out into the darkness. Lavigne hit Gullett on the head and knocked him to the ground. Craig then fired five times, hitting him three times in the head execution style." "It's been two years since Kipp Gullet's death," Walsh told the jury. "Two years that his family has had to live through this nightmare. It's time for that to end. It's time for justice to be done. Tell him (Craig) what he is - a murderer." HEATIIHl A MM SliREVEPORT r81G9 AKE CHARLES II J EXTENDED FORECAST Partly cloudy Friday through Sun- day. Highs Friday in the low 80s. Lows Saturday morning in the 60s. A Forecast for noon f 8Zu73 1 VcPELOUSASy Bands Mparale high ttmperature zones lor the day. FRONTS: 90s COLD WARU STATIONARY H L 0 0E1 E ES S H Q HIGH 10W SHCWCRS RAIH T-STOWS FlURRICS SNOH ICE SUNNY PT CLOUDY CLOUDY MMN 8' s I M J AP Photo Barry Henington, a paramedic with the Rapides Parish Jail in Alexandria, sits in the jail's medical supply room Monday as rain water drips into trash cans and buckets. The almost constant rain in Central Louisiana over the past several days has resulted in numerous leaks springing up throughout the jail. Storms cause flash floods in Rapides By The Associated Press As if all the rain wasn't bad enough, Rapides Parish sheriff's office is now being inundated - but this time it is by telephone calls from worried residents. The National Weather Service, activating its emergency broadcast system, issued an updated flash flood warning at about 9 p.m., citing evacuations and urging residents to "take action now" to save life and property. . 1 . ,' u'- - But a spokesman for the Rapides Parish sheriff's office says the report was erroneous and no mass evacuations were underway. Only two families were evacuated earlier from low-lying areas. Afternoon thunderstorms dumped two inches of rain on Rapides Parish in two hours on Tuesday, flooding streets in Pineville and Tioga. Hours after cancelling overnight and early morning flood watches in west central Louisiana, the National Weather Service again issued flash flood warnings about 5 p.m. for Ra-.pides, which had been inundated with an estimated six inches of rain over the weekend. LOCAL FORECAST Partly cloudy tonight with a 20-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and lows near 70. Highs Thursday near ,80 with south winds 5-10 mph and a 30-percent chance of rain under partly cloudy skies. BATON ROUGE 37n 8571 NEW ORLEANS chance of rain in the west Sunday with highs in the 80s and lows in the low 60s. Thursday, Oct. 20 eieMAcro-Wuttw, ha 1 en. I i I i f ' I 4 ' i f ; V i-nnminni in ir ml mi m mmwmmiuLi The storms were part of the same system that caused major ' flood problems in Texas and that prompted residents of Ouachita Parish to fill sandbags in case they were needed to help protect low-lying areas. . The weather service forecast for the state called for rain throughout much of the state, scattered in the southeast, heavier elsewhere with possibly severe weather in the northwest.. ..-,. . .... ,. , . it,! V - ' ' Traffic was rerouted early today around several flood-prone roads after heavy rains drenched areas of central Louisiana, causing wrecks that injured at least 14 people the day before, state police said. Several roads in Lecompte, Ball and Pineville remained closed. One of the barricaded roads leads to the Alexander Esler Regional Airport. Around four inches of rain drenched the area Tuesday, adding to the six inches that had fallen in the region since Sunday, officials said. ' Rapides and other area parishes reported street flooding, but the water apparently did not get into any homes. Sandbags were issued to some residents. ' 1 Texas rain continues Persistent downpours battered the Gulf Coast on Tuesday, feeding the overflowing waterways in Texas, while lesser rainfall was scattered across the central third of the country. A cold front extended from North Dakota through the upper Mississippi Valley and into Texas spawning showers and thunderstorms from the Great Lakes south through the country. . Rivers, creeks and bayous were on the rise near Houston, where up to 30 inches of rain have fallen in the past two days. Major highways were closed by high water, flood watches were posted, and the rain was likely to continue into Wednesday. In the six-hour period ending at 8 p.m. EDT, 3Vi inches of rain fell at Alexandria, La., more than Vh inches fell in Houston, 2 inches fell in San Antonio, and nearly inches fell at St.Louis, Mo. Elsewhere, partly sunny skies and warm temperatures prevailed along the East Coast from New England south into Florida. Out West, sunny skies and pleasant temperatures continued from central California into the Southwestern deserts. . A few patches of light rain persisted in the northern Rockies. RIVER STAGES Flood Stagt tUnur Stag Tooiy Congo ATCHAFALAYA . BarbnLd 4f 99 0.7 , Simpt 47 tS 1.7 kMvM 41 6.1 07 KroUSpg 37 5 4 0.5 BtURoM 28 4 05 047 BySonolU 29 0.1 Ctwenton S.4 0.3 7 Morgan Oy 4 2.43 0.24 VfflHMincj O'lligtMtlmttad unch. unchanged ' Focus of 3 Casino probe" by FBI still uncertain By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press Writer i ) NEW ORLEANS - A secret mves- , tigation by the state casino commis- sion that set off fireworks with the ! Louisiana attorney general involved leaks of investigative documents, the panel's chairman says. ., ! Chairman Max Chastain said Tuesday that the board was confj- dent that the leaks, concerning an investigation that has been kept se- -wet, had been plugged. He retused ' to discuss details of the probe, but n said it was no longer active, at least j' ; on the board s part. Although Chastain's remarks, ; made in an interview, were the most extensive that have come from the board, they failed to explain the focus of an investigation - now involv-. ing the FBI - that some analysts have suggested could unwire the' New Orleans land casino project. '. ; Harrah's Jazz Co., the casino's proposed operator, is trying to sell $415 million in junk bonds to finance the $790 million project. Although Harrah's has stayed out of the fight, bond market analysts have said that word of the probe could hurt the sale. Analysts earlier said Harrah's already faced a tough sell because of rising interest rates and increasing investor coolness .to gambling issues. ' Chastain gave the interview after the board voted 7-1 to adopt a press i release defending its actions to end its investigation last week. Attorney General Richard Ieyoub said he had refused an order by the I board to halt the probe and revealed j that the FBI had subpoenaed coiji- j mission documents. J But the commission said its order j was directed at its staff and not t Ieyoub. Chastain said the attorney j general had the right to continue his j probe and the commission would co- J operate with his office, as well as the I FBI. " . ! Repeating an earlier statement fcy 1 Gov. Edwin Edwards, Chastain said ! the investigation had turned up po- J tentially embarrassing information i that apparently did not point to ille- J gal activities. "There might have been some- J thing out there that might have been 1 personally embarrassing and not ! necessarily to anyone tied to the ca- sino project," Chastain said. I Chastain said he was confident that the FBI would determine there i was nothing to the "unsubstantiated j ; allegations" that he refused to de- J tail. ! "The FBI is just as good as you 1 guys (media) and we are in picking up rumors," he said. "If they picked up this rumor, it would be possible to j believe that someone had been com- promised." PICK 3 3AT0N ROUGE (AP) - Here are; the winning numbers selected TuesC day, October 18, 1994, in the Louisi? ana Lottery: Pick 3 1-9-5 (one-nine-five) .!! Maximum prize $500 c dmiy !: , USPS 146-940 ; The Daily World Is published Sun-..f aay mornings ana weeKday atter-, : noons, except Saturday by Daily".: World Newspaper Co., 2781 l-49j; South Service Road, Opelousas, IA- 70570. Second Class postage paid'.: at Opelousas, LA 70571 Phone 318v : 942-4971. Postmaster Send ad- dress changes to The Daily Wotld. ; P.O. Box 1179, Opelousas, LA': wat i-i i a. Subscription rates: By carriermov : tor route monthly $6.50; Office pay 1 quarterly $19.50, six months $39.00,' ' or annually $78.00. Single copy 50t. Ciinriau 7Clf Mall anml... I- Lt ' nental U.S.; three months $27.50.' six months $55.00, annually ' l IU.UU. Miss your newspaper? If vou don't mnnivn vnnr Datlv Wnrlri By 5 p.m., please call the circulation lAnn.M ... tAn nnrn . 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