The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on September 29, 1994 · 1
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Thursday, September 29, 1994
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COLOB-. - Thursday evening "fWYan. "Hi ..- oj tmW2 SEPTEMBER 29, 1994 STOCKS V wit 23.55 T 1 '-I. A WUS Rlirabslla's Ultimate race : M i PL., a. .k. J- No-nonsense e( gllVKy BOSS ;;lrA- -y 'EcoMenge': 10 days,. i.. v :v V-;. y-- . inn i ., ditorC M V r 300 rugged miles D- GRENADE EXPLODES AT PORT n 7nn lf n rv. n Pare! wrt) raft taseta s to Is Hockey season in jeopardy Unless there's a last-minute breakthrough, labor troubles wiL delay opening day of the Na-' tional Hockey League on Saturday. NHL commissioner Gary Bett-man says hell postpone the season if there's no contract with players. On Thursday, players promised not to Btrike if the league guarantees not to lock them out and to honor terms of the last contract. If the league says no, the players say they're ready for a long battle. League officials had no immediate comment D-l C 1 Amateur sleuths invited to solve S.F. murder Police call on class to help crack case By Jim Herron Zamora OF THE EXAMINER STAFF Here's a real-life mystery: It's a little before midnight, and a 42-year-old man is tired after a long day of overseeing work at his Chinese noodle factory in Hunters Point Jian Fang is ready to go home to Daly City but offers one of his employees a ride to Chinatown. Before they can leave in his van, they are confronted by two masked men who demand money in Cantonese and English. The robbery goes awry. Fang is stabbed in the heart with a kitchen knife and dies. His employee is bound and gagged. The assailants flee with about $100. Who did it? Amateur sleuths will have an opportunity to help investigate this slaying next month in a class taught by San Francisco police homicide inspectors. . The one-day class, offered through City College of San Francisco, allows students to study the unsolved killing and come up with their own scenarios. Participants will be asked to See SLEUTHS, A-19 1 But response to strike is still far from passage By Ronald Blum ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to partly eliminate baseball's antitrust exemption, if owners unilaterally impose work rules such as a salary cap. The voice vote marked the first time a congressional committee has acted against the exemption, which was created by a 1922 U.S. Supreme Court decision. "I think we want to put this league and the players on notice that the antitrust exemption they enjoyed is on its deathbed," said Rep. Mike Synar, D-Okla., the bill's sponsor. "Its a very narrow, straightforward approach to give players their day in court so we can end this strike." Thursday's action sends the measure to the full House for consideration. Sen. J. James Exon, D-Neb., blocked a similar measure from coming to the Senate floor, but Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, said he intends to propose it as an amendment to the District of Columbia spending bill , fi With Congress planning tQj See BASEBALL, JU9 i jl nn n mit n nn (CM I ' vi uuu ii uuju ju v 'vjji Ty i ! ; -. -rSi . ' ' .: $ v. i ' h - i -Vfl . ' J N ' ' - ) f Nv if " i j ; X Iffur? . ., err. , 176 Bodies wait to be ID'd as ferry toll passes 320 By Matti Huuhtanen ASSOCIATED PRESS TURKU, Finland Salvage workers were searching for the sunken wreck of the ferry Estonia Thursday, as authorities asked grieving relatives to help identify dozens of bodies recovered from the frigid Baltic Sea. Helicopters and ships from Finland and Sweden were crisscrossing the area where the Estonia capsized and sank in a storm early Wednesday, but did not expect to find any more survivors of one of the world's worst maritime disasters. The water temperature was 46 degrees. Just 138 people survived out of nearly 1,000 passengers and crew aboard when the 515-foot ferry, en route from Estonia to Sweden, capsized in a storm, Finnish authorities said Thursday. The death toll is believed to be 826, the authorities said. But there was still confusion See FERRY, A-14 i If', r-' J. - f a in minimi - H- : -. X f APJOHN GAPS I A U.S. soldier holds a Haitian man down Thursday, above, near the seaport in Haiti's capital Left, Port-au-Prince Mayor Evans Paul waves to a crowd as supporters cheer him on. At least 3 Haitians die, 1 8 hurt; GIs hold 3 suspects; Port-au-Prince mayor returns By Michael Norton ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti A grenade exploded in front of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators marching through Port-au-Prince Thursday, killing at least three Haitians and wounding about 18 others. A half-dozen shots rang out as U.S. soldiers came running to investigate the blast, and the soldiers responded with a barrage of gunfire, shooting their way into a warehouse near the site of the blast The soldiers captured one man. At a garage next to the warehouse, a U.S. military policeman with a German shepherd on a leash held two more Haitians at bay. The explosion sent hundreds of people running from the seaport, which is guarded by some of the 16,000 U.S. troops in Haiti Red Cross and U.S. military vehicles carried wounded from the scene. No U.S. troops were injured. "Are we never going to stop suffering," cried a 26-year-old woman at the scene who identified herself only as Jesula. A photographer on the scene said a band leading the procession was hit by the explosion. "They were so happy one minute and the next all hell broke loose," the photographer said. TVip RH Prrwua rpnnrtwl na mo. ny as 5 deaths in the explosion and JvS., Army spokesman Colonel Barry Willey said initial reports show there were 40 casualties, dead and wounded. The 1:45 p.m. blast occurred not far from City Hall, where Mayor Evans Paul, in hiding for much of the three years since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was overthrown, had just been welcomed by thousands as he arrived Thursday. Foreign diplomats, including U.S. Ambassador William Swing, See HAITI, A-14 Caspar Weinberger blasts Clinton's foreign policy as rudderless A-8 APDOUQLAS ENQLE Cathleen Broivn tries new tactic By Steven A. Capps EXAMINER SACRAMENTO BUREAU SACRAMENTO - Kathleen Brown's gubernatorial campaign is preparing to mail 1 million books to voters outlining her vision for California in what would be a bold move five weeks before Election Day, according to a source close to the Democrat's campaign. The source, who spoke on con-It dition of anonymity, told The Ex aminer that the books would describe Brown's "plan for California" in an effort to define the candidate and bring attention to a lackluster campaign. "That's going to be their play", Ilill said the source, a major figure in California Democratic circles. Brown's campaign refused to talk about the report "I'm not going to confirm that," said chief spokesman John Whitehurst "I'm not going to talk about it at all. "The Brown campaign has already mailed over 1 million pieces of direct mail," Whitehurst said., "Clint Reilly (Brown's campaign1 See BROWN, A-19) INSIDE Senator concedes, won't block GATT Moves breaks log'am allows vote on world trade agreement Nov. 30. B-l Bridgt C-8 -Business B-l ClassHM C-12 Comics C-8 Crosswords C-9 Editorials A-20 Horoscope C-2 Insiders A-2 Ann Landers C-9 Having trouble getting your Examiner! 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