The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 16, 1997 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 16, 1997
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AB FRIDAY, MAY Jj3, 1997 BRIEFLY IMATIOIM THE SALINA JOURNAL T SIMPSON CIVIL CASE Death penalty sought in Unabomber case WASHINGTON — Attorney General Janet Reno Thursday ordered federal prosecutors to pursue the death penalty in the case against suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski. Reno approved the filing of a notice in federal court by U.S. Attorney Paul Seave. The filing said that the gov- wAr-yvuck-i eminent seeks to KACZYNSKI have Kaczynski executed if convicted of federal capital offenses in the Un- abomber case. The decision drew an anguished response from Kaczynski's family, who had hoped the • government would spare his life in return for their efforts to identify him to federal law enforce. ment authorities. For 18 years the Unabomber baffled federal investigators and became a cultural anti-hero with a string of bombings that killed three people and injured nearly two dozen. Liggett's labels warn of smoking addiction NEW YORK — Distribution of the nation's first cigarettes with labels warning "Smoking is addictive" began Thursday, the first time such forceful language has appeared on cigarette packs. Liggett Group said its L&M cigarettes will carry the new labeling and similar warnings are expected to be on packs of its other brands, which include Chesterfield, Lark and Eve, within 60 days. The new labels reflect a landmark settlement Liggett reached in March with the attorneys general of 23 states and lawyers for smokers. The agreement — in which Liggett, the nation's smallest tobacco company, broke ranks with its larger competitors — settled lawsuits that sought reimbursement for the cost of treating sick smokers. Stolen stop sign could lead to 46 years in jail TAMPA, Fla. — Three young people were convicted of manslaughter for stealing a stop sign at an intersection where three teen-agers later died in a collision with a tractor-trailer. Nissa Baillie, 21, Thomas Miller, 20, and Christopher Cole, 20, all denied they uprooted the sign but acknowledged stealing 19 other signs that night along rural roads 20 miles east of Tampa. Cole testified that the group did it "for a rush." Each could get 27 to 46 years in prison at sentencing June 19. A jury found them guilty Wednesday of manslaughter and grand theft. Kevin Farr, Brian Hernandez and Randall White, all 18, were killed in 1996 when they drove into the path of a tractor-trailer at the intersection. The 8-ton truck plowed into the car from the side. The stop sign had been uprooted and left face down nearby. Two 'dads' can visit boy neither fathered MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — Two men who each thought they fathered a son by a former girlfriend — then found out neither of them did — both won visitation rights Thursday. Darryl Fletcher and Brandon Ventimeglia will get to see the 2- year-old boy every Wednesday and on alternate weekends while haggling continues over whether they have any parental rights. The boy's mother is fighting their efforts. The men, both 26, have shared custody since last month. A test released this week showed that neither had fathered the boy, Darryl Scott. India Scott, 25, had told each man he was the father when she was pregnant. After the boy was born, each helped care for him without knowing about the other. The two learned about each other when both filed for custody in April. From Wire Service Reports Simpson asked for financial records He says he doesn't know where Heisman Trophy and other of his possessions are By The Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif. — O.J. Simpson, facing lawyers out to collect a $33.5 million award, said Thursday he recently noticed his home is "less congested" and doesn't know where his Heisman Trophy and other items have gone. Despite court orders that Simpson disclose financial and personal records, attor- neys hoping to collect damages for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman said nothing was accomplished at Thursday's debtor examination. Simpson, acquitted of murder, was found liable by a civil jury for the June 12, 1994, slayings of Nicole Simpson and her friend. He repeatedly came up the loser Thursday as he was ordered to produce bank and phone records and details of how he has used money from his pension plans. The debtor exam, intended to locate Simpson's assets, involved a series of closed-door meetings between the parties and trips into open court for a judge to rule on issues. The exam is to continue today. Daniel Petrocelli, the lawyer for Goldman's father, Fred, said the afternoon session was full of ridiculous testimony, and his client agreed. "He doesn't know where anything is," Fred Goldman said. "He hasn't reported it stolen. It all just started disappearing." Petrocelli's partner, Peter Gelblum, said at one point he and colleagues laughed when Simpson said he didn't know where his Heisman Trophy was. Asked by reporters when was the last time he saw it, Simpson said: "I think in January or February." The Associated Press O.J. Simpson arrives Thursday at court in Santa Monica, Calif. Auto • Home • Life • Health FREE Quotes CALL JEFF WELLS 1528 E. Iron Salina MIR 1C AM FAMILY rp AUTO HOME BUSINESS HEALTH LIFE There are two ways to escape the phone wars. (Option #2 is probably better because you can still do stuff like order a pizza.) Option #2 is simply doing business with us. Because we're going to do business the way you want lis to do business. We're not going to make sales calls at dinnertime. We're not going to spend gazillions on a Hollywood celebrity spokesperson. And there are 10 other things we promise to our customers. It's called our pledge, and it's something you'll be hearing a lot about. 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