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Saturday, June 27, 1998
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World Watch THE DAILY GLOBE. Ironwood. Ml — Saturday. June 27.1996 PageS Globe Capsule Bush spares Lucas' life Fans worldwide mesmerized by Wo rI d C u p extravag an za BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Gov. George W. Bush on Friday spared the life of a death row inmate who once confessed to killing 600 people, commuting Henry Lee Lucas' sentence to life in prison after doubts about his guilt in the so-called "Orange Socka" Slaying were raised, Bush issued the reprieve on the recommendation of the state parole board, the first time the Republican governor has commuted a death sentence since he took office four years ago. Lucas was scheduled to die by injection Tuesday. "I can only thank them for believing the truth and having guts enough for standing up for what's right," Lucas said from death row. The governor's decision in no way gives any chance of freedom to- the infamous one-eyed drifter once considered among the nation's most prolific serial killers. Lucas, who recanted confessions to some 600 killings nationwide, still faces six other life sentences and 210 years in prison for nine other murders. Texas murderer put to death HUNTSVTLLE, Texas (AP) —-A man who whose frenzied knife attack left his former girlfriend and three of her siblings dead was executed by injection Friday! Leopoldo Narvaiz Jr., was put to death just hours after Gov. George W. Bush spared the life of death row inmate Henry Lee Lucas, commuting his sentence to life in prison after doubts about his guilt were raised. It was 1 the first time the Republican governor had commuted a death sentence. Narvaiz was convicted of using butcher knives to hack to death the four victims — ranging in age from 11 to 19 — in San Antonio. The victims were stabbed more than 100 times, causing some of the knife blades to snap inside their bodies. . High on cocaine and after downing three six-packs ot beer in the early hours of April 15, 1988, Narvaiz barged into the trailer home of his ex-girlfriend, Shannon Mann, 17^ and killed her along with her sisters, Jennifer, 19; Martha, 15; and brother, Ernest Jr., 11. Palestinian faces deportation NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Immigration officials want to deport a Palestinian the FBI believes was plotting to kill Attorney_General Janet Reno and was familiar with the conspiracy to bomb the World Trade Center. Hany Mahmoud Kiareldeen, a manager of an electronics store in Passaic who has lived in the United States for eight years, has not been charged with any crime. Kiareldeen, 30, was arrested in March after the Immigration and Naturalization Service accused him of overstaying his student visa. He is being held at the Mercer County Jait. An FBI summary of evidence against Kiareldeen says he is a suspected member of an unnamed terrorist organization and that Kiareldeen haa made a "credible threat" against Reno's life. Kiaretdeen recently "expressed a desire to murder Attorney General Janet Reno for her "role in the conviction of those responsible for the bombing of the World 'Trade Center," a summary said. States may land battleships WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers appear to have won their battle to snag the bat. tleship USS New Jersey as a floating museum to be anchored near the Statue of Liberty. The huge defense spending bill approved by the Senate Thursday night makes the battleship • eligible for donation — a victory for New Jersey but a setback for California, which also was vying for one of the two last battleships •till unspoken for in the Navy's fleet. The Navy needs to keep one of those two ships in reserve. The Senate bill would put California's choice, the USS Iowa, back in reserve to free up the USS New Jersey for donation. Similar language is in a defense bill that cleared the House. That's good news for a state commission in New Jersey that wants to acquire the USS New Jersey and turn it into a museum in the waters off Bayonne, across from New York City. The commission is trying to raise $10 million or so to move its namesake ship from Bremerton, Wash., and renovate it as a museum. More and more mutual funds Number of mutual fund* by Investor* today have a mind-boggling array of mutual funds to choo*« from. Th« number of funds has b*en steadily increasing over tr» years. Catholics unite, Protestants feud in N. Ireland election BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Compromise-minded Protestant politicians won just enough scats' in Northern Ireland's new crSss-community Assembly to guarantee a strong start- for the peace agreement, election returni indicated Friday. With about hflUf of the 108 seaU in the Belfast Assembly declared by nightfall, political analysts projected that the major Protestant party supporting the April 10 accord, the Ulster Unionists, would win the most scats in Thursday J 8<Slectioa. Still, their lead over Protestant parties against the peace deal looked uncomfortably narrow. The Assembly is the linchpin of the Northern Ireland peace accord. If it takes hold, Northern Ireland's divided politicians will largely govern their own affairs for th« first time sine* the British government imposed "direct rule" from London in 1972. The north's major Catholic-supported party, the moderate Social Democratic and Labor Party, appeared likely to finish on top of the popular vote for the first time in Northern Ireland's history, attracting more first-preference votes than the Ulster Unionists. Gerry Adams, leader of the IRA-a!lied Sinn Fein, was the first politician elected in Belfast, topping the vote in his Catholic west Belfast power base. The analysts' projections suggested that the Ulster Unionists should hold 28 to 30 seats when final results are declared Saturday. Achieving 30 seats or more will be crucial in an Assembly where Protestants overall are likely to hold at least 60 »eaU. Majority support from both Protestant and Catholic blocs will be required to pass key decisions. At several ballot counting centers, supporters of the Rev. Ian Paisley'* Democratic Unionist Party taunted and heckled Ulster Unionists — a vivid display of the bitter Protestant divisions. By Th« Associated Press Auto plants and stock trading are idled in Brazil. An orchestra in Norway cut short a performance. Thailand's army commander is allowing, conscripts to stay up after lights-out. Millions of sleepless Asians show up red- eyed for work in the morning. What's going on? It's World Cup fever, a globe-spanning affliction that grips billions of soccer fans every four years, From a field of nearly 200 national teams, 32 made it through the qualifying rounds to earn a berth in soccer's nirvana — the World Cup finals in France. •With the biggest .World Cup field ever, TV audiences are gigantic. The organizers estimate that 2 billion spectators tuned in for the opening match June 10 as defending champion Brazil beat Scotland 2-1. Cumulative TV audiences could hit 40 billion before a champion is crowned July 12. Billions of dollars will be spent on World Cup merchandise, promotions and advertising during the month-long tournament. Thanks to the media blitz and the world's fascination with the game, the impact of the World Cup is like no other sports event; students skip classes.or watch on TV sets in classooms; governments and industries are idled so bureaucrats and workers can watch. .,,. Entire cities become ghost towns, as Buenos Aires 'did on Friday. The city's notoriously heavy traffic dwindled and streets emp- . tied as fans rushed inside to watch Argentina's 1-0 victory over Croatia. Draped in their blue-and-white flags and wearing goofy hats, Argentines poured in the streets afterward chanting: "Ar - Gen-Tina!" The World Cup, it seems, overshadows daily tribulations of modern life. When uncertainty swept Nigeria after its military ruler, Gen. Sani Abacha, died early this month, Africa's mo*t populous nation found respite from politics in the national team's 3-2 upset of Spain. "On a day like this, you're going to have a hard time getting anyone to talk about politics," said Edet Ojo, as Nigeria's victory resonated to cheers in the streets of a crumbling Lagos neighborhood. In Iran, the corruption trial of Food store roof falls; 10 injured NORTH RIVERSIDE, 111. (AP) — A portion of a supermarket roof that was being repaired collapsed this morning, injuring 10 people including an elderly woman who spent two hours in the rubble. The 82-year-old woman suffered a' broken ankle and was bleeding from her head when she was pulled out of the damaged Dominick's supermarket, Fire Chief Dominic Salvino said. "In order to get to her, we had to remove rolls of tar paper one by one," he said. "There were over 200 rolls of tar paper up there" on the roof. The woman, who was conscious, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in fair condition, spokeswoman Heidi Diedrich said. No one else remained in the rubble, Salvino said. Susan Shubcrt, who works at a nearby bank, said she saw some roofers lowered to safety with a crane after the collapse. "The roof fell in over the deli section," she said. "They were working on the roof." She and other witnesses said there appeared to be water on the roof from severe storms that moved through the area overnight. The store's structure appeared undamaged from the ground. Authorities would not speculate on a cause for the collapse. Robert Mariano, president and chief executive officer of Dominick's Finer Foods, said structural engineers and officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were on the scene. No employees w»re injured, he said. Six people were taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn in good condition, spokesman Dennis Ryan said. They included three children, ages 5, 4, and 2, he said. Tehran's mayor had to wait until after the country's match against the United States. Matches also can trigger destructive passions. After a controversial refereeing decision resulted in a 1-1 draw between Cameroon and Chile, residents of Yaounde called it an anti-African plot and attacked the businesses and vehicles of white expatriates. No injuries were reported. Crime doesn't take a holiday during the World Cup. While bank employees in Santiago, Chile, watched the national team qualify for the second round, four bandits decked in red and white national colors made off with $4,400. They escaped into huge crowds celebrating Chile's best performance in 36 years. To catch the action, there isn't much people, won't do. Chinese stayed up half the night, drawn to Beijing bars by cool boor, spiced mutton and soccer. "If I get one or two hours of sleep, it's enough,"said ShcngZhifenp, 30. The big worry in some countries was whether power or TV reception would fail altogether. WELL, IT COULD BE. Because We're Giving Away A Deluxe Pontoon & Iteiler. So get in on our Jfavin' A Parly Barge Giveaway throughout July. And pick up an miry slip rvcry time you: get a same suit blackjack, get a $50 or more slot hand pay, buy a buffet dinner, stay a night in the hotel, earn 50 points on your Torchlight Club card (if you're not a member, join-it's frec-and pick up an entry slip just for joining.) On August 2, we'll draw for the deluxe pontoon and trailer winner (who could just as easily be you). For more details, call the casino at 1-800-25-TORCH. And Join Us On Friday, July 24 At 7 p.m. For Country Star—John Anderson. Hear [his multiple award-winning country artist do his signature hits "Wild & Blue," "Swingin'." "Serninole Wind" and more. Tickets are available at the Torchlight Club desk. .\fusl hf !H/c>r ull pmmolMns tinj fr.ttnainment. Pcn/oiin hou/ (dunrt muy m>t rr/wwni ii<lual pure ,\(usl tv piftfnt f<i nm I jfcc i'j ihf Torihc< ir\tr\r\ thf ii$\t to altti nr itinxl ijnv orm wiihi>ul r LAKE?:TORCHES ;i, RESORTCAJINO In [.JK clti iUmbfiuon Hwy •»? I-MO-25-TOWII wwu ISOOr>Kmliu>m Die f.n Ju Hamhfiiu flunJ(i/I-(i)t(- f hipr«'»<i mjiiimr\ \,>u

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