Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on June 14, 1991 · Page 8
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Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California · Page 8

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1 State A-8 Sunday, July 14, 1991 Santa Cruz Sentinel Violence marks opening of anti-gang film The New York Times L08 ANGELES Gunfire and pandemonium broke out at movie theaters around the nation Friday niht at the Opening of an urban drama with an anti-gang message. Much of the violence appeared to have been started by rival gangs, and much of it took place in Los Angeles, where the film. "Hoy 'n the Hood," is set. Hut a man was fatally shot after a midnight showing in Riverdale. III., near Chicago, and at least 23 people were wounded in incidents from Seattle to Minneapolis to Tuscaloosa, Ala. In all, there were at incidents at about 20 of the 900 theaters showing the film, according to the distributor, Columbia Pictures. Saturday, executives at Columbia Pictures said that they would not pull the film from distribution but that several individual theaters had decided to withdraw it. At a news conference in Los Angeles, the 23-year-old director, John Singleton, reacted angrily to suggestions that the movie was responsible for the violence. "I didn't create the conditions under which people shoot each other," said Singleton, who also wrote "Boyz 'n the Hood," his first feature film. "This happens because there's a whole generation of people who are disenfranchised." To withdraw the film, he went on, would be an act of "artistic racism." Columbia Pictures said the decision whether to show the movie is in the hands of the individual theaters, many of which are owned by chains. The theaters that decided to withdraw the film Saturday night are in Universal City and Chino, both in Southern California, and Seattle. It is not clear whether others will follow. Columbia expected that there might be problems on opening night, and it had offered in advance to pay for guards at any theaters that wanted them. But many theaters were clearly unprepared for the violence that ensued. In the 18-theater Cineplex Odeon com plex in Universal City, near downtown Los Angeles, the shooting started seconds after the lights dimmed. Five people were wounded. "People were stampeding," Sally Dorsey, a moviegoer, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying. "People were running into the bathroom." In Sacramento, a 19-year-old woman was shot six times in the chest and shoulder when two young men opened fire on deputies trying to break up fights outside the theater. State digest Forced emergency landing at LAX LOS ANGELES An American Airlines jet w ith 225 people aboard made an emergency landing IS minutes after takeoff Saturday after a warning light falsely indicated an engine was overheating, au thorities said. The DC-10 landed safely at Los Angeles International Airport shortly after 9 a.m., but 12 people were slightly injured sliding down emergency chutes, city firefighter Michael Hallett said. Composer Henry Mancini was among the passengers. $57 million award in 1974 plane crash RKDWOOD CITY A jury awarded $57 million to the families of three men killed in a 1974 airplane crash following a court battle that may be the last of its kind in California. The San Mateo County Superior Court jury found last week that Beech Aircraft Corp. and its wholly owned insurer acted in bad faith The legal battle began after the crash that killed Elsworth, Neldon Dunaway, and Roger Best, all 45. They were passengers in a twin-engine Beech Model 95 Travelair thai spun out of control after losing power in one engine shortly after takeoff from Rialto Airport in San Bernardino County. Sierra Club forced to make staff cuts SAN FRANCISCO Recession has hit the Sierra Club, which was forced this week to reduce its national headquarters staff of 300 by 25. when it refused to settle the survivors' 1974 lawsuit for damages. In a statement issued from its Wichita, Kan., headquarters, Beech called Wednesday's verdict "a serious miscarriage of justice" and said it would appeal. Executive director Carl Pope blamed both the recession and an ill-timed membership drive during the Persian Gulf War for the personnel cuts, not a decline in interest in environmental issues. From Sentinel wire services Hundreds protest over S&L losses The Associated Press LOS ANGKLES Hundreds of investors angry with American Continental Corp., the parent of failed Lincoln Savings and Loan, gathered Saturday to show their determination at regaining lost savings. About BOO people, many of them elderly, rallied at Walter Reed Jr. High School in North Hollywood to hear the latest legal update on their class-action lawsuit against dozens of defendants. Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy and former Gov. Jerry Brown addressed the vocal bondholders who have waged a legal campaign to recover an estimated $250 million lost by 22,000 junk bond investors. 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