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World Watch THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998 PageB Crash of Swissair Flight 111 - - A&&oait«<l Preaa Ljuerphota Emergency workers carry a body from the ocean south of Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, follow- Unidentified relatives of Swissair 111 passengers await word of the air crash at the airport in - ing the crash of Swissair 111. --- Geneva, Switzerland. Family, friends learn the bad news By CHELSEA J. CARTER AP Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Minute by agonizing minute, the heartbreaking scene played itself out as the unthinkable happened again: A jetliner carrying more than 200 people crashed after taking off from Kennedy International Airport. While rescuers searched the cold waters off Nova Scotia through the night for survivors of Geneva-bound Swissair.. Flight 111, friends and family began arriving at the airport in early morning blackness to begin a desperate vigil, hoping against hope to hear that their loved ones were alive. Swissair said there were no survivors. • The jetliner with 229 people aboard crashed off the coast of the southeastern Canadian province late Wednesday, about an hour into the flight. The pilot had reported smoke in the cockpit and attempted an emergency landing at Halifax International Airport. Michelle Austcr, a spokes- woman, for the Red Cross, said there were a few families at the airport: "They're in a state of shock." "There appears to be a tragedy unfolding off the coast of Nova Scotia," Manuel Sager, deputy consul general for the Swiss Con. sulate in New York, said as he arrived at the airport today. The scene at Kennedy was reminiscent of another summer night two years ago. Paris-bound TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic minutes after takeoff from Kennedy on July 17, 1096. All Deaths Harrie Chamberlin CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Dr. Harrie Rogers Chamberlin, a member of the White House Advisory Committee on Mental Retardation under President Kennedy, died Monday, of cancer. He was 78. Chamberlin was chairman of the medical committee of the North Carolina Governor's Council on Mental Retardation and helped establish the Division for Disorders of Development and Learning during a long career at the University of North Carolina. In 1953, he joined the Department of Pediatrics at UNC, where he developed the division on learning disorders, directing it for 21 years. He retired in 1984 as a full professor. William Kaufman MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — William Kaufman, who raised millions of dollars for area charities and bo- came known as Mobile's "fundraising guru," died Monday of complications of heart disease and stroke. He was 88. Kaufman founded the Commu- 'nity Foundation of South Alabama in 1976 and led the United \Vay campaign for 25 years. . Under his leadership, the fund-raisers soared from $356,000 a year to more than $2.5 million. He later created the Mobile Community Foundation, which began with a $47 gift and now has $22 million in an endowment. Gary Middlecoff MEMPHIS, Term. (AP) — Cary Middlecoff, a dentist and professional golfer who won the 1955 Masters and two U.S. Open titles, died Tuesday. He was 77. He won 40 professional golf tournaments, including the U.S. Open in 1949 and 1956, and is tied for seventh on the PGA Tour's career victory list. When back surgery forced Middlecoff to retire from competitive golf in 1963, he had about $290,000 in career earnings. After mere than 15 years a:; a touring pro, he spent another 10 years as a television commentator. On the PGA Tour, he wa.s the leading money winner for the decade of the 1950s. He won the Vnrdon Trophy in 1956 for the lowest average score on tour! in 1986 he was inducted into the PGA World Golf Hall of Fame. Lord Rothermere LONDON (AP) — Lord Ro- thermere, the last of the English press barons who built his family firm into a billion-dollar media empire, died Tuesday night of a heart attack. He was 73. The third Viscount Rothermere owned the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday and London's Evening Standard. He dominated England's press world for more than 30 years. In 1971, he made history by re- launching the ailing broadsheet Daily Mail as a tabloid and turning it into a mass-selling read for the middle market, particularly the growing number of young career women. Eleven years later, .he launched the Mail on Sunday. The Rothermere empire now also includes the second-largest portfolio of regional newspapers in Britain, magazines, specialist financial publications and the annual Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition. Born Vere Harold Esmond Hnrmsworth, he joined his family firm in 1951, Associated Newspapers, where he worked in every department. The company was formed in 1896 by his great uncle, and it was later passed to Ro- thermere's father. Vere Harms Worth took control of Associated Newspapers from his father in 1971. Under Ro- thermere, Associated Newspapers saw its annual sales rise from $87 million to more than $1.6 billion. He is survived by his second wife, Maiko, a son, two daughters and a stepdaughter, all from his first marriage. James Washington Jr. SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — James Aaron Washington Jr., a retired judge and Howard University law dean who helped formulate the Supreme Court case that resulted in the 1954 decision ngatnKt school segregation, died Saturday. He wa.s 83. Washington retired from the District of Columbia Superior Court in 1084. Besides his teaching career nt fioward, Washington held several government posts bufore being named to the bench in 1971. 230 people aboard died. Government officials were going over the manifest with airline officials and notifying families early today, said Inspector Anthony Infante of the Port Authority Police Department. No names were released. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates the airport. A lounge was set up in the Delta Air Lines terminal, where Red Cross workers were on hand to help families. The city Department of Mental Health and Delta also sent counselors. The passengers were believed to be mostly Swiss, many from the French-speaking west of the country, Swissair spokeswoman Beatrice Tschanz told reporters in Zurich. But Delta confirmed that Flight 111 was carrying 53 Delta passengers and a Delta flight attendant. The airline had sold ticket*, for the Swissair flight. A distraught gray-haired man in a white T-shirt and blue jeans pushed his way through about 70 reporters. The man would not give his name but told reporters, "I know somebody on this flight" before police escorted him inside the terminal. A middle-aged man wearing a gray suit told reporters he had put his wife and two daughters on the plane. As reporters flocked around him asking questions, police escorted him into a police car and drove him behind the terminal, out of view. A similar vigil was unfolding in Geneva, where airport officials were alerted to set up a crisis center to take care of passengers' relatives, duty officer Daniel Tey- sseire said. Clinton sought new White House job for Lewinsky, sources reveal By JOHN SOLOMON AP Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In his grand jury testimony, President Clinton acknowledged twice helping Monica Lewinsky in her job searches, including asking one presidential aide in 1997 to see if the former intern could get a job back at the White House, legal sources say. When Ms. Lewinsky's efforts to return to work at the White House failed and she began looking for a private job, Clinton again turned to White House aides, asking in January if they could provide a favorable recommendation for Ms. Lewinsky's past White House work, the sources told The Associated Press. The president acknowledged both instances when questioned by prosecutors during his grand jury testimony last month but said he did not order the actions and only asked aides to act as appropriate, according to a person familiar with his testimony. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr is weighing whether to send Congress a report that would cite Clinton for possible impeachable offenses, including perjury, obstruction of justice and abuse of power, for his efforts to keep secret from the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit his affair with Ms. Lewinsky. The source familiar with Clinton's grand jury testimony, speaking only on condition of anonymity, said the president acknowledged asking White House deputy personnel director Marsha Scott in 1997 to consider helping Ms. Lewinsky find a new White House job if it was appropriate. The source said Clinton had been embarrassed that Ms. Lewinsky had been transferred to the Pentagon in 1996 by White House aides who, unaware of the true nature of the relationship, feared she was a "clutch" — someone inappropriately hanging around the president too much. Clinton didn't tell his aides the truth about the relationship. But after discussing with Ms. Lewinsky her anger about the transfer, he did ask Ms. Scott, a longtime trusted aide who was unaware of the relationship, to see if she could help out, the source said. Lawyers familiar with the case, also speaking on condition cf anonymity, say that Ms. Lewinsky said she discussed several times with the president the possibility of coming back to the White House and that the president indicated he would try to get her a job but that it never happened. All the sources who spoke to the AP were outside the prosecutor's office, and officials there would not comment. Judy Smith, a spokeswoman for Ms. Lewinsky declined comment Wednesday, as did White House spokesman Jim Kennedy. Ms. Scott has testified she twice met with Ms. Lewinsky in the summer of 1997 and that the former intern pressed for a job back at the White House. Ma. Scott testified she counseled Ms. Lewinsky it would not be in her best interest to return to the White House given her detractors there, according to a a person familiar with Ms. Scott's testimony. This source said Ms. Scott's testimony, to the extent she recalls the events, is not inconsistent with the description given by Clinton. .Ms. Scott testified she met with Ms. Lewinsky twice at the request of presidential secretary Betty Currie. She also testified she may have had a passing conversation with the president about meeting Ms. Lewinsky, although she has no specific recollection of what might have been discussed, the source said. -^ Ms. Scott testifiecKhat Ms. Lewinsky assured her that the rumors of a presidential affair were untrue, the source added. Stephen Cillers, a New York University law professor, said Clinton's job-related interventions — one before Ms. Lewinsky was subpoenaed in the lawsuit and the other afterward — could both help and hurt him. "I think the summer 1997 effort really cuts in his favor because at that point he doesn't see her as a threat because she isn't under subpoena," he said. "It can be viewed as a generous impulse born of guilt." "The January event is more troublesome because at this point she has been subpoenaed and she presents the greatest risk to him," Cillers said. Both Clinton and Ms. Lewinsky, who denied a sexual relationship under oath in the Jones lawsuit, have now admitted to a grand jury they had an affair. Ms. Lewinsky started work at the White House in summer 1995 as a nonpaid intern and worked her way to a paid position that fall in the legislative affairs office, about the time she began her relationship with the president. In 1996, concerned White House aides transferred her to the Pentagon public affairs office- After trying unsuccessfully for months to get back to the White House, she began seeking a private job in late 1997. Ms. Lewinsky was subpoenaed as a witness in Mrs. Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the president in December 1997, about the time Clinton confidant Vernon Jordan began helping her find a job and a lawyer to represent her in the Jones case. Jordan said he was asked by Mrs. Currie, the presidential secretary, to .help Ms. Lewinsky but understood the president to be interested and kept Clinton apprised. As that job search was going on, Ms, Lewinsky was preparing her. affidavit for the Jones lawsuit. Worldwide pornography ring uncovered WASHINGTON (AP) - Suspected members of a child pornography ring who allegedly traded pictures of children as young as 18 months old over the Internet were targeted in a sting Wednesday in 12 countries, including the United States and Britain. The raids that led to almost four dozen arrests worldwide were conducted against suspected members of the Wonderland Club who, according to authorities, exchanged thousands of pornographic images of children via cyberspace. The British National Crime Sfjiind .began the investigation fiv- rrmntliH ago and uncovered a d.-it/ib.-iHft of more than 100,000 pornographic photoa of children, officials said. "People try to smuggle in smut just like they try to smuggle dope across the border and we're ready to pounce on them," said Dick Weart, a special agent for the U.S. Customs Service, which carried out 32 raids in 22 states with the help of state and local police. Police confiscated "boxes of pornography, various software materials and hardware that were part and parcel" of the ring during the raids, Wcart said. To join the child pornography ring, members had to have multiple images of child pornography, and some had aa many aa 10,000 pictures, U.S. Customs said. The ring allegedly began in the United States. British authorities said more than 40 arrests worldwide were made Wednesday, and U.S. Customs predicted there would be more as officials evaluated the evidence collected. Hundreds of people are suspected of being connected with the pornography "ring. "The people who exploit children in this way think they can hide in cyberspace. They are wrong. We will find them and bring them to justice," U.S. Customs Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. The raids occurred in Auatralia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United States. "I am unaware of another police operation that has ever pulled together so many law enforcement agencies worldwide to effect simultaneous raids and arrests," said Bob Packham, deputy director general of the British National Crime Squad. According to international and U.S. authorities, police arrested 11 people in Britain, 10 in Germany, eight in Norway, five in France, four each in the United States and Australia, three in Italy and one in Sweden. The investigation, code-named "Cathedral," linked members of the Wonderland Club through the types of images they allegedly sent to each other.

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