The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California on June 23, 1994 · Page 17
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The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California · Page 17

Palm Springs, California
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Thursday, June 23, 1994
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AIT NEWS FROM BACK HOME News services Jornada reported Wednesday. State Attorney General Manuel Delgado Duran was quoted as saying the riot at the Ciudad del Carmen prison started when a group of - inmates - got drunk on prison-made liquor on Monday and clashed with a rival group. D MEXICO CITYTwo officers wounded in clash with officers: Federal police officers from two different detachments clashed in the streets of a Mexico City suburb and at least two were wounded, the government daily El Nacional re-. ported Wednesday . , , The newspaper quoted state po-" lice In the State of Mexico as saying they received a call for help from residents of Atizapan on Tuesday reporting a shoot-out in the streets. On arrival, they found two federal police officers from the neighboring state of Guerrero who had been hit by gunfire. The state police said the two injured men apparently had clashed with federal police officers from the state of Mexico. But the . newspaper said none of the agencies was able to give any details about the cause of the clash. MEXICO the rioting continued Wednesday. The latest rioting! began in the jail's - minimum-security section, according to the Mexicali newspaper La Cronica. At least five inmates were killed and another five hurt,' the paper said. In addition, some inmates were transferred to a city jail. "There could be a lot more people killed in last night's rioting. It depends on what they'll find once officials go inside," said Edgar Fabian Chavez, a reporter for La Cronica. Chavez said vengeance by some inmates against other Inmates may have been the motive. At one point, an armed group of inmates decapitated another person and exhibited the head, his newspaper reported. MEXICO CITYNew security measures planned: Officials in Guadalajara say they will enact new security measures in the city which has been shaken by a car bombing and by last year's assassination of a Roman Catholic cardinal, newspapers reported Wednesday. Arturo Zamora Jimenez, undersecretary for Public Security for the state of Jalisco, said the army would help in strategic operations . and logistics, but would not patrol streets and highways. He said 8,000 people from a variety of agencies would be working under the direction of the state attorneygenerars office and a center for sharing information will be established : : The plan envisions checkpoints on highways leading into the Guadalajara. MEXICO CITYSeven inmates injured In prison riot: A riot in a Campeche state prison left seven inmates wounded, three of them seriously, the dailies El Sol and La. Five inmates killed in state prison riot MEXICALI, Mexico A riot that ended a week ago in a Mexican state prison here flared again, resulting in bloody attacks and at least five inmates' deaths. The violence broke out again late. Tuesday night, a week after jail officials reported order had been restored. Jail officials refused to comment, and it was not immediately known if MIDWEST n no fi D rs o ip) n sv m i Nebraska governor gives lesson to teacher OMAHA, Neb. A New Jersey teacher who told her class that the only people living in Nebraska are the governor, his wife and a pet pig stands corrected. The pig died. In a surprise telephone call Tuesday, Nebraska Gov. Ben Nelson also told Karen Levine that his state actually has 1.6 million people and had been home to Johnny Carson and the late Henry Fonda. Le vine's seventh-grade social studies class in Parsippany, N.J., erupted into laughter when the call came. "Is this Mrs. Levine?" Nelson asked over a speaker phone. 'This is Ben Nelson and I'm governor of Nebraska." "You've got to be kidding," Levine said. "I'm not kidding," Nelson said. Levine said, "I'll never say a bad word about Nebraska again." ILLINOISPension fund director charged with fraud: The director of the Chicago Housing Authority's pension fund was charged with six counts of fraud for allegedly investing $11 million in securities that didn't exist. ' John D. Lauer was placed on paid leave after the charges were filed Tuesday. None of the money has been returned. Two other men charged in the case said it is on deposit in a Luxembourg bank, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. MICHIGANCounty courthouse offers valet parking: People looking for justice in Oakland County's Sixth Circuit Court won't have to look for a parking space. Starting Monday, seven bow-tied attendants will park visitors' cars in lots near the county office complex in Pontiac. It will cost $2 a day, plus tips. WEST UNLV budget deficit could hit $10.5 million LAS VEGAS UNLV could be facing a deficit as high as $10.5 million as it approaches the 1994-95 fiscal year, according to a published report. The Las Vegas Sun reported the figure Wednesday, up from a previous estimate of $8 million to $9 million. The figure would include both a shortfall in the current fiscal year ending June 30, and a projected deficit for the next fiscal year, if that budget is not trimmed. Las Vegas businessman Kenny Guinn, who is serving as interim president of UNLV, is expected to make up the shortfall by not filling positions, and imposing cuts in academics at the classroom level and in operations and athletics. NEVADACity approves tower compromise: Casino owner Bob Stupak's dreams of the world's tallest tower have been dashed by the Las Vegas City Council, but he's still getting more height than was originally approved Jor his Stratosphere Tower. .The city council has approved a ceiling of 1,149 feet for the tower 137 feet higher than was originally approved for the structure midway between the Strip and downtown Las Vegas. The new height is 676 feet shy of the 1,825 feet that Stupak had requested. The 1,149-foot limit could face opposition from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Clark County commission. The tower is currently under construction and stands nearly 800 feet tall. 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