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Saints' bed for Baiasii: $17 million if he plays 4ftillseasom r. 1 lit 1 1 Partly doudy. Todashigh9U Tonight's low, 74 -Weather report, 14 ATLANTA CONSTITUTION THE 5 0 CENTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 1,1994 News IndeXf A2 ill r. fit Rosa Paries mjiired by intrader Civil rights movement legend treated, released in Detroit Rosa Parks suffered facial injuries and possible chest bruises when a man broke into her home and robbed her. i FROM OUR NEWS SERVICES punched her in the face and fled, on foot with about ($50.

No arrest had been made by late Tuesday. "We're talking about a lady who's responsible for changing the course of our country," McKinnon said. "It's inconceivable and totally disrespectful to her and what she stands for." Parks was 42 when she committed an act of defiance that would earn her the title "mother of the civil rights movement." Parks was riding on a city bus on Dec. 1, 19SS, when she was ordered to change her seat to accommodate a white passenger. Parks refused, despite rules requiring blacks to yield their seats to whites, and was jailed.

The arrest triggered a 381-day boycott of the bus line, which resulted in the desegregation of the buses. The Montgomery bus boycott marked the start of the modern civil rights movement. Detroit Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up a bus seat sparked the fight Parks, 81, was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she was released after treatment for swelling on her face and for possible chest bruises. She was upstairs in her home between 8 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.

when she heard a noise down- against segregated facilities in the South in the 1950s, was assaulted at her home Tuesday root of the problem This summer's record rainfall saturated the roots of many Georgia trees, causing 1 1 them to shed their leaves prematurely. LOCAL NEWS, B6 stairs, Police Chief Isaiah McKinnon said. When she went downstairs to investigate, a man night. House of dreams (Peace'at last? DKA to give wow today I 4 KNIGHT-RIODER NEWSPAPERS 9 1 1 Wk Hooked on fishing lures Some new, hard-to-find fishing lures from Japan fetch up to $70 each from their fans largemouth bass love them, too. SPORTS, D5 Holiday labor London The Irish Republican Army is ex-' pected to announce today an end to its 25-year campaign to oust the British from Northern Ire- land, a decision that finally could bring some peace to the war-torn province.

Irish politicians north and south of the border expressed confidence that a momentous event was at hand. "I believe we are poised for peace," said Al-bert Reynolds, prime minister of the southern Irish Republic, "and that in a very short time we will be able to make an entirely new beginning on this island." John Hume, Northern Ireland's top Catholic politician, said, "We have a historic opportunity to resolve our problems if we take it. The first step, the major step, is to create a totally peace- ful atmosphere." The IRA was told recently by one of its clos-est allies that it was time to give up the gun. Ger- ry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, the IRA's political wing, said he told the militants, "The potential now exists to move the situation toward a democratic and peaceful settlement." Adams said the nationalist movement for a united Ireland was strong enough for it its views to be pushed without resorting to violence. British maintain that they wont pull out unless a majority of Northern Ireland residents want such a move.

Catholic nationalists, including IRA members, want the British to persuade the province's Protestants to support a united Ireland. It is not yet clear how this gap can be bridged, even with a permanent cease-fire. Many of Northern Ireland's Protestants who are pushing for union and want the province to remain British say the IRA would never declare such a cease-fire unless it was winning major concessions, such as assurances from London that the British would loosen their ties to the province. Protestants are still in the majority in Northern Ireland. Labor j.

JOHN SPINK Staff former residence at Peachtree and 1 0th streets. These gloves await placement on Margaret Mitchell's Day, you can study wildlife, A feed flood victims, build 'houses, clean beaches, and jf'-UUUUIW 'H 'kinds of good work while taking a break from the Her apartment at Peachtreeand 10th streets was not Margaret Mitchell's idea of a dream house; she never liked the place. But Tuesday it was turned into a House of Dreams. The late writer's residence which is in such disrepair it's nicknamed "the Dump" was covered with 40,000 inflated rubber gloves, each containing wishes and dreams of metro Atlantans. The artwork, created by Massachusetts artist Ritsuko Taho and titled "Multi-Cultural Diplomats," is the first and most visible of four "site around town that will be part of the Arts Festival of Atlanta, which begins Sept.

17.v The messages inside the gloves, written oh colored sheets of paper, were collected hi the metro area at such places as shopping centers and supermarkets. usual grind. GETAWAY, CI, C4 Malls have it all i' SHAPE Of THE FUTURE High-tech sphere on way to a landing in Midtown 4 7 As Lenox Square celebrates Its 35th anniversary, malls across the nation redefine the town square and offer much more than a place to shop. LIVING, CI, CI4 iwi i 'i 4. 1 QopyrightC 1994TheAttantaConWutloo Cll HOROSCOPE Cll 'CAMPBELL PI JUMBLE 3 iwieifitc uwifs rjuio 4 nations pledge to help U.S.

oust Haitian regime FROM OUR NEWS SERVICES Kingston, Jamaica The United States on Tuesday won pledges from four Caribbean nations to contribute a total of 266 support troops, or a single company, to aid in any invasion of Haiti. U.S. officials say the operation will be carried out if Haiti's military rulers do not step down soon. The troops from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and Belize would join a U.S.-led international force of about 10,000. At the United Nations, Secretary-General Boutros Bou-tros-Ghali said his special envoy on the crisis had failed to persuade Haiti's rulers to step aside, opening the door to possible military action.

'The time for action has arrived," said Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch. U.S. angered by lulling A 1 0 SpecU COMICS Cll OBITUARIES CROSSWORD a TELEVISION CI2 Giant imaees live transmissions of events will be TO SUBSCRIBE, CALL 5214141 projected onto the outer covering of GeoNova in Midtown. aters will feature productions portraying local and regional culture and performances by touring international groups. "We want this to be a cultural revolving door," Foah said.

The local productions will highlight environmental issues via a simulated "ecological journey" from the Georgia mountains to the coast and civil and human rights concerns through personal stories of individuals. On the top two of its five levels would be an interactive children's museum and a restaurant Designed by a local architectural firm, Tunnell-Spangler Associates, the structure will be the equivalent of 15 to 17 stories. The U.N. Environment Programme is a lead sponsor and London International Mercantile Ltd. the financier for the sphere.

Foah declined to disclose which two Midtown sites he's negotiating on, but he has considered the former Hooker Corp. By Sallye Salter STAFF WRITER Watch for a new futuristic shape on Midtown's already distinctive skyline. By spring 1996, a $40 million educational-entertainment sphere named GeoNova will open. It's billed as "the world's first dynamic architecture" by its creators, Visioneering International, a local multimedia firm that has designed UN. pavilions for two world's fairs.

GeoNova will be a 200-foot-tall sphere with an outer covering that is a gigantic projection screen for programming by an internal video system and broadcasts from satellites. The sphere, however, will not be used as a billboard for commercial advertisements, said D. Robert Foah, Visioneering president. Inside the sphere 170 feet In diameter and perched 30 feet above ground Iprel three the i.Kii:t.'iW7Mn Meet the first family of cook-off contests. IN LIVING numbers," predicted Spurgeon Richardson, president of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Owned by Foah, his wife, Honorah, and several investors worldwide, GeoNova Inc. projects annual attendance of 900,000. That could reach 1.S million during the Olympic year but would break even at 750,000, Foah said. Admission would range from $7 to $15. land between Peachtree and West Peachtree streets north of 10th Street and the Coca-Cola Co.

and Cousins Properties tract south of 10th along Spring Street. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 1995 and be completed in spring 1996. The ing will be close to the Olympics, but GeoNova will be a permanent operation. "This architectural landmark will draw tourist in meteoric This mwspapar it pnrtsd part on racycM 1 recycteWi For tht recyclint sbtKM .3 nwrtst you, pltts phom ZU-20M. fir Hi f'oirooLW.

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