The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 31, 1996 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, October 31, 1996
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THURSDAY. OCTOBER 31, 1996 FBI THE SALINA JOURNAL Official pleads to Ruby Ridge case FBI official admits destroying report that is critical of '92 Shootout By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A senior FBI official pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice Wednesday for destroying a report that criticized the FBI's role in a deadly 1992 Shootout at the Idaho cabin of white separatist Randall Weaver. Michael Kahoe entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina. He agreed to cooperate with prosecutors investigating other FBI officials involved in the case and whether they were involved in a cover-up of the FBI's handling of the siege. The highest ranking of four suspended FBI officials still under investigation is former FBI deputy director Larry Potts. Prosecutors said Kahoe destroyed the documents to keep them from attorneys representing Weaver, whose wife and son were killed during a nine-day standoff with government agents at Weaver's rural Idaho cabin in 1992. . Weaver and a friend, Kevin Harris, were acquitted of charges that they killed a federal marshal during a Shootout that led to the FBI siege. Kahoe's plea was the latest episode in a series of woes for the FBI. On Tuesday, FBI director Louis Freeh disclosed he has opened a pair of internal investigations into whether the FBI leaked the name of security guard Richard Jewell as a suspect in the Olympic bombing. The Justice Department cleared Jewell last weekend as a suspect. As head of the FBI's violent crimes and major offenders section, Kahoe was responsible for preparing a critique of the FBI's performance at Ruby Ridge. Such reports are typically compiled after every violent encounter involving federal agents. A factual summary of the case notes that Kahoe first refused to turn over certain documents to the U.S. attorney's office in Idaho, prompting the Justice Department to intervene. The U.S. attorney in Idaho needed all FBI records relating to Ruby Ridge to help prepare its case. It also was required to provide those documents to the defense. Kahoe then refused to turn over the after-action critique to the Justice Department, the report stated. After that, he told a subordinate, Gale Evans, that he had destroyed his copies of the report and instructed Evans to do the same — and to dispose of a computer disk on which the report was stored. PR OF ESS BO NHL •-•*/ Vi,l/ 7c7tj Nearly Me® Mastectomy Products Call Ginger today for more details. 1331 Armury Road, Salina, 825-4400 or 1-800-572-6177 AN OPEN LETTER Paul Bud Burke Kansas Senate President 26391 Cedar Niles Circle Olathe, KS 66061 (913)296-2419 Dear 24th District Voter, It is a pleasure to write t»^^ D .-strict can boast the KSU leaders in the comprehensive n g , efforts , your dBt ™* ^Ljning Center at basis of his leadersh«.,vntegn^ cross ,he nation. . . di9toiaon s; d esteem he is accorded by his co g ^ ^ vesand 4* . . di9toiaon s; do not n e g aUvesand 4* ^ Sincerely, AND...You'll Be Sure to WIN FREE PIZZA! Costume Contest &THE FOO BAND Saturday, Nov. 2nd • 8 pm cheme 123 N. 7th, Salina 1st Prize Pizza forTwo Every week for a month! Reservations Strongly Advised 823-5125 Kitchen Closes 11 pm $3 cover Paul Bud Burke Senate President Pol. Adv. Paid for by Ben *** Salina Journal r How when he hits his tirSt home i*un? he Still can't ' do a hfactstand? took- hi, sster in for show and how tcUi he is? 'i < ,'<••%! &?'*•/ ' /V ,f . X> - , U> - ij ' -' i- I }lOW many f TOgS caught in the ponti he ? K^^ { '), »* > \ ' ,' < , V J . ^ •.v" ; :'j" , ' o.v»',"-,, *.v < •. ' t> y-v;.,"-<- v ; -"- ^ *,, v~»;.Av'^fi''« j»i; Available to Kansas residential customers only ; l^r Qreat'B Scott City •* raCUS kden City ^ ™ ' Hul * ln ? 9rtchanu , fl .Johnson Wichita' CflanuDl f H '. .EIkhart t Ub'eral. . Anlhony. wlnlteld . fo grow- up k> a iiivmanV The 1+SAVER Direct 8 " calling plan. For unlimited regional calls to the person you talk to the most. Dumptrucks, homeruns and frogs from the pond. They are the details that make relationships a little stronger. And with Southwestern Bell's 1+SAVER Direct calling plan, you can get all the details you want for just $19.95 a month. The 1+SAVER Direct calling plan offers unlimited, regional calling to the person you talk to the most. So you can stay close to that friend or family member who lives within the reach ot a one-plus, direct-dialed call. Take a look at the map to see who you could reach. The 1+SAVER Direct calling plan. Yes, it's that simple. how hes feeling? what hi* n w puppy? 1 8 0 0 B E Southwestern Bell

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