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Tallahassee, Florida
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Monday, June 24, 1996
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4AMonday, June 24, 1996 Tallahassee Democrat Nation CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON, D.C. Man sues Scott Enyart says the Los Angeles Police Department won't return valuable photos he shot of Robert Kennedy's assassination. By Michael Fleeman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES On assignment for his high-school newspaper one June night in 1968, Scott Enyart pointed his Nikon at Robert F. Kennedy and saw history through a 50mm lens. "All of a sudden," Enyart recalls, "he dropped from the frame." What Enyart witnessed in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel were the last frantic moments in the life of a man who might have been president. Enyart's photographs could potentially show so much, answer so many questions about a case that has been dogged by allegations of incompetent investigation and cover-up from the start But the photos, Enyart says, are missing. In a lawsuit against the city that is scheduled for trial by midweek, Enyart alleges the pictures among 108 frames of film he says he exposed that night were either lost or sold by the Los Angeles Police Department Enyart wants the city to give his photos back or, at the very least, fork over some of the money he says he could have made for the dramatic images. He accuses the city of putting up three decades of roadblocks to cover its actions in the Kennedy investigation. . "These police officers are going to be put on the stand and describe how they conducted business 25 years ago. It's not going to be a very pretty picture," says Enyart now 43 and a special-effects man for the movies. The city contends the pictures exist only in Enyart's teen-age imagination, that whatever photos he took at the Ambassador were returned to him as prints. The negatives, the city allegeswere lost in an unfortunate theft earlier this year. "I'll call it wishful thinking and, frankly, that's what it is," says Skip Miller, an attorney for the city. "If they were important evidence, Despite tests, astronauts aren't getting sick U TV? X v Tv f if L, NASA via The Associated Press Astronauts aboard Columbia discuss their mission on Sunday. The crew includes Kevin Kregal, left, Tom Henricks, front, Jean-Jacques Favier, Richard Linneham, and Susan Helm. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ATTENTION ALL CITIZENS The City ofTallahassee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 26, 1996, at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of gaining citizen input on the fiscal year 1 997 proposed Operating and Capital Budgets. The public hearing will be held in the City Commission Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Copies of the proposed Operating and Capital Budgets are on file for review in the City's Public Information Office.the Office of Organizational Effectiveness, and theTreasurer-Clerk's Office as a public record. If you have a disability requiring accommodations please call 89 1 -855 1 or the FRS TDD at I -800-955-877 1 . i ... -',,t.n,l CITY OF TALLAHASSEE for return (A RENE MACURAThe Associated Press Scott Enyart looks through photographs he made of Robert Kennedy in 1968 on the night of Kennedy's assassination. Enyart is suing for the return of his negatives of key photos that he says were seized and never returned. they would have been used at the (Sirhan Sirhan) trial, as 40 other photographs were." On June 5, 1968, Enyart was taking pictures for the Fairfax High School Gazette of Kennedy's celebration after winning California's Democratic presidential primary. When Kennedy finished his speech in the hotel ballroom, Enyart followed the New York senator into a nearby kitchen pantry. He says he was snapping him in profile when Kennedy suddenly twisted out of the viewfinder and turmoil erupted. Enyart says he raised his camera over his head and pressed the shutter repeatedly. He climbed up NASA 77- . , j if-, f of Kennedy photos , ... ' TSj on a steamer table and took even more photos. Minutes later, he returned to the ballroom to record the chaos there. Police confiscated Enyart's film he says it was three, 36-exposure rolls and interviewed the youngster at Rampart Division station. A transcript of that questioning still exists. But not all the pictures. Enyart received about two dozen prints from the police, all of which showed either the speech or the ballroom after the assassination. None of what he considers the important ones, those showing the scene in the pantry immediately after the shooting and the apprehension of Sirhan, were returned. Told that investigators had By Marcia Dunn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASA's medical experts had better not get their hopes up: The astronauts aboard Columbia say they've suffered little motion sickness on a mission to study just that Astronaut Susan Helms, who's in charge of the laboratory experiments, said Sunday the entire space shuttle crew adapted "very, very quickly" to weightlessness. "We've had just an outstanding flight from the standpoint of adaption, so if the scientists were hoping to capture a lot of data on that on our crew, they're probably not going to get a whole lot" she said. Queasy astronauts or no, the mission. should shed light on all sorts of space ailments, including motion sickness, flabby muscles and poor sleep, said Dr. Victor Schneider, a NASA scientist ,in 1 1 tTallahassee I ':rr B DlMxlAT Pig (USPS 533-120) (ISSN 0738-5153) POSTMASTER: Send address changes to P.O. Box 990, (277 N. Magnolia Drive) Tallahassee, FL 32302. Published every morning. 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Newsroom (9 a.m. to 12 midnight) rur iuu internet access suoscnption, call 1-800-811-3144. sealed all evidence in the case for 20 years, Enyart waited until the late 1980s, then requested return of all his photos. The images, he says, could be valuable to himself and to history. "They would at least corroborate or disprove the theories that are out there and, to me, put the whole thing to rest" he says. These theories include dark suggestions that Sirhan didn't act alone, that a second weapon was involved, that police bungled the investigation or covered up crucial facts. Sirhan was convicted and remains in prison in California Enyart filed suit the city said it didn't have his film, and he failed to turn up any trace of his negatives independently. Then city attorneys reported finding the negatives, misfiled under the wrong name in the state archives in Sacramento. They sent Enyart a proof sheet they said was made from the archived negatives and arranged for a courier to deliver the negatives to him. But the proof sheet contained only 29l2 frames. Enyart says he was eager to get the negatives and show that the proof sheet was not a complete record of his work that night Then things took a turn for the weird. The courier claimed the package of negatives was stolen from his rental car in Inglewood. Now, all Enyart has left is a proof sheet and a lot of suspicions. He says he now doubts even whether the proof sheet images are his pictures. Additionally, the negatives proofed on paper were from bulk roll Ilford film, and he was using prepackaged Kodak film that night . His attorney, Alvin Greenwald, suggested the city and the police want to prevent the public from seeing these images for reasons only the police know. "All that we know (is) Scott's (case) may have shed something far more penetrating, far more important, far more significant than the mere loss of film," Greenwald said Not so, says the city's Miller, who insists the proof sheet from the archives memorializes all of Enyart's work. "He's got the pictures," said Miller. "They are in sequence. They are what they are." Huntsville, Ala. The fact that the four medical subjects male first-time space fliers in their 30s and 40s seem to be in such great shape three days into a 16- or 17-day flight is immaterial from an experimental standpoint, Schneider said. "Full-blown, terrible space motion sickness" would have been disastrous for researchers, Schneider said, because it would have been impossible to gauge the extent of the astronauts' illness. In one motion sickness-inducing experiment, the astronauts were instructed to move both their heads and bodies while looking at moving objects, as opposed to moving just their heads and eyes. The more motion the more likelihood of motion sickness, so if the. crew members did not get sick during this test "then that's a 'good sign," Schneider said. between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Fndav Bark rnnio r mviau. n,iu ' i rA. Sunday $1 .50. When orderina bade issue. ' please call in advance lor availability. SCHOOL DELIVERY: The Tallahassee Democrat's Newspaper in Education Department offers delivery of five or more newspapers per day to schools at reduced rates as well as offering a vanety of other services for teachers. For rates and information, please call (904) 599-2134 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Monday through Friday. 599-2100 1-800-999-2271 1-800-8R8-9RQR 599-2397 599-2151 . 599-2241 Activists march in capital for protection of animals An estimated 3,000 marchers turn out to protest medical testing on animals and to encourage vegetarian diets. By Jennifer Brown THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Aaimal-rights activists marched to the Capitol on Sunday preaching love and compassion for all animals human and non-human. "If people saw and experienced what is done to animals, if they saw the atrocities . . . done to fellow creatures of life, they would stop (eating meat)," said actor James Cromwell at the March for the Animals sponsored by the National Alliance for Animals. Cromwell, the human star of the movie "Babe," said he became a vegan, eschewing meat and animal products like eggs, milk and cheese, after making the Academy Award-nominated film about a pig who thinks he's a sheepdog. "Babe was this pig that was supposed to have been slaughtered, but instead he made his message known through love and compassion," said Cromwell, who spoke at the march. About 3,000 people marched from the White House to the Capitol, U.S. Park Police said. Marchers carried signs and wore T-shirts proclaiming: "Meat thinks," "Respect your fellow earthlings" and "Be a voice for the voiceless." The march attracted more than 40 animal-rights groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the Humane Society. The purpose of the march is to "give a global voice to non-human animals," said event coordinator Peter Gerard, executive director of the National Alliance for Animals. "Animals don't have the same rights as people. But they have a fundamental right to life, liberty and freedom from torture," Gerard Olympic Profile 136. New Zealand ; Area: 104,454 square miles (about the ; size of Nevada) B Populationdensity: 3,407,277; 33 per square '. m Religions: Christian B Interesting facts: New Zealand's J volcanic North Island is on the same " S- continental plate as Australia. Most of : : : the South Island, with its glacier- ' : covered Alps, is on the Pacific plate. I Many earthquakes occur where the two i plates slide past each other. A majority i of the country's native plants are found : nowhere else. They include one of the world's oldest plant forms, the kauri tree, which can live for 200 years and is p second in size only to the sequoia. The ': country has only one native land ; ; mammaRhe bat. Most New ; Zealanders live in cities and work In industry or business. r ! w: t-xTailahasske - Laura Young UM1UUKU ins 599-2134 'tl f("- 1 North jgj area Mnd New Jr Zealand wellington South . Island Pacific ZS Ocean v Of '"'""" V "f 111: -, ,4.1- 77 -''-'-'-i ih fat j I) GLEN MAYNEThe Associated Press Animal-rights activists march past the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C, on Sunday to preach love and compassion. said. "There's an animal holocaust going on," said Walt Rave, of Tako-ma Park, Md., who carried a pole with real fox furs snagged in leg traps. "Why do we eat meat? Taste." The march drew the fire of some AIDS and health groups, which said animal testing is necessary to develop treatments for AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. "In the never-ending AIDS war, we have fought very hard for AIDS research. Now we must fight for important animal research that will prove the safety of new therapies and ultimately save lives," said Matthew Sharp, a member of Golden Gate chapter of ACT UP in San Francisco. But animal-rights speakers Sunday said there isn't a conflict. "We don't want people dying of AIDS, and we don't want animals to suffer either," said Jane Goodall, who has worked with primates in Tanzania since 1960. "Most animal testing has not led to breakthroughs in human medical research." , Democrat 1-800-9S9-2271 Olympic Profile One of the 197 nations in the 1996 games 137. Oman Area: 118,150 square miles (about the size of New Mexico) : p a Populationdensity: 2.125,089; 18 per square mile a Religions: Ibadhi Muslim ..; B Interesting facts: Formerly a Portuguese territory, Oman has been independent since 1650. , f: Oman is a desert land on the Arabian Peninsula. It also holds a s small piece olhe Musandam :IX Peninsula, which controls the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for t crude oil leaving the Middle East -v ; : through the Persian Gulf. Nearly - a : half the people raise food to feed i their own families by farming at : oases and in a small area of fertile ' land near Dhofar. The country's : overall DTahahasskr economy, IMOCRAT wever. . r IBIIB5UII llJVy -Laura 599-2134 Young Saudi Arabia h -n- y JOsnan II

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