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Paris '95: Accessories are back, and they're bold, bright Fashion, id DETAILS, 1C BOXSCORE, IOC WIN A TRIP, IOC Ifs Mitch Albom's Faux Classic riTSl v nflL 'sr!!""'? f i , mull ii i ; ' f Metro Final Partly cloudy, mild. High 69. Low 48. Tuesday: Good chance of Monday On Guard For 163 Years October 17, 1994 35 cents (50 cents outside 6-county metropolitan area) Home delivery 25 cents in metro area (call 1-313-222-6500) udidal contests turn ugly by David Zeman Free Press Staff Writer In his bid to unseat a district court judge in Southfield, Stephen Korn recently sent voters a survey he conducted on Judge Susan Moiseev. Quoting unnamed lawyers, the survey labels Moi-. seev as: "A witch ... a shrew . . . crazy . . . unstable" ' and "a malignant cancer to our judicial system." It further charges she "is in the hands of unions . . . gives favored status to Jewish lawyers . . . gives PMS and women a bad name" and suggests that "maybe if she had a little happiness or romance in Some races raise concerns that new sjstem is needed her life, she'd smile once in a while from the bench." Moiseev dismissed the campaign literature as the lament of losing lawyers. "It's not my job to make friends among lawyers," she said. "It's my job to send people to jail if they are convicted of a crime." At stake is a position that pays $98,508 per year. Incumbent judges are usually re-elected. The attack on Moiseev, who received an "outstanding" rating from the Oakland County Bar Association, underscores a trend many attorneys in Michigan find disturbing: a nastier edge to once-staid judicial campaigns and a willingness by some lawyers to personalize rulings that go against them. The mudslinging has renewed calls to adopt a system of appointing judges rather than electing them. The Korn literature, after all, is not even the See Judicial Races, Page 6X mmm vv r ri -e? Free Press Editorial Board interviews John Engler. Page 9A. Comparing gubernatorial candidates on environmental issues. Page IB. THE MARATHON: TRAGEDY AMID TRIUMPH y...;K- I i- -- f ": f JULIAN H. GONZALEZDetrort Free Press A wheelchair racer prepares Sunday for the Free PressMazda Marathon on a small hill in back of the race's starting line in Windsor. I....HII. i.hi i milium .li.LU. l.ipjiit ilIPl'ii'-i.''i-'.il;!'!iuillH..t.iUH.L.i,i.iii J ii. . i .) i ... ii ii.ii... ii . ii ' ' - i h r f ' - ; " ' ' H v -y Runner, 42, collapses and dies JULIAN H. GONZALEZDetrort Free Press Ken Pastor of Allen Park, left, offers relief to runners at the race's 10-mile mark. BY MEI-LING HOPGOOD Free Press Staff Writer Samuel Grafton ran the San Francisco marathon in July. He had run in at least the past two Free PressMazda marathons. He was in the kind of shape most 42-year-old men can only wish for. He was determined to run the 26.2-mile Wind-sor-to-Detroit race again Sunday, even though he'd told his wife Saturday night he was having chest pains. Grafton, a Troy resident and budget analyst for the Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command in Warren, had no history of heart trouble, according to friends and family. On a sparklingly clear, cool marathon morning, Grafton was 22 miles into the race when he collapsed just after 11 a.m. near Brush and Gratiot. One of five ambulances along the course raced to the scene immediately, but Grafton was dead, apparently of a heart attack, before he reached Detroit Receiving Hospital. His death was the first in the race's 17-year history. "If anything, marathon running tends to protect you from this kind of thing," said Dr. Ron Baker of Allen Park, who ran marathons for 20 years and See RUNNER, Page 10A v II Samuel Grafton CO MPLE T E M A RAT II ON COVERAGE IN SPORTS, SECTION C Doctors try to share family's heart blessing ffiBMil by Jane e. Allen Associated Press LOS ANGELES Cristoforo Po-maroli and Rosa Giovanelli had a son in the late 18th Century. The child began a genetic legacy that offers some hope for reversing heart disease near the dawn of the 21st Century. ' The descendants of the boy born in 1780 in Limone, Italy, inherited a genetic defect that protects them from clogged arteries. The 38 carriers of that defect today ranging in age from the teens to nearly 90 can eat red meat, sausage and butter without fear of heart attacks or strokes. "They are almost all smokers. They eat like hell the worst diet," said the University of Milan's Dr. Cesare Sirtori, who screened residents of Limone for the simple mutation. Since Sirtori's 1974 discovery of Apolipoprotein A-l Milano or Apo Nlilano, named for his university doctors have discussed duplicating it to wipe out coronary artery disease. "Itis not inconceivable that the gene could be transferred to the liver ... of very high-risk people, who could then end up manufacturing it on their own," said Dr. Prediman Shah, cardiac care unit director at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Tests on rabbits have been encouraging, but experts say it's too soon to know if the procedure could work on humans. Some are skeptical. Shah leads a U.S.-Swedish team examining how to reduce reclogging, See GENETIC DEFECT, Page 7A Classified Index 4B Comics 8D Crossword Puzzle ... 8D Death Notices 2B Entertainment 4E Feature Page 8E Horoscope 8E Jumble 5B Lottery 2 Movie Guide 2E Names & Faces .... 10D Obituaries 2B Television 4E Weather 90 Volume 164. Number 166 1994 Detroit Free Press Inc. Printed in the Uotted States The battle on Woodward After biting his lip for years, Chuck Forbes finally tells his side of the story that led to his sale of the Fox Theatre to Mike Bitch. Business Monday, Page IF. Israel set to resume PLO talks Gaza Strip to reopen; treaty with Jordan near BY CLYDE HABERMAN New York Times ' JERUSALEM Ready for a fresh start, Israel said Sunday that it would resume negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization and today reopen the Gaza Strip, blockaded for nearly a week because an Israeli soldier was kidnapped by Islamic radicals. Representatives for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said new talks on Palestinian elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip would begin Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. It was clear that the Israeli government had decided not to be deflected from the peace course it set with the PLO last year, despite the national trauma caused by the abduction and death of Nachshon Waxman. The soldier, killed by his captors Friday night during a failed Israeli rescue attempt, was promoted posthumously from corporal to sergeant Sunday. Rabin also met in Amman, Jordan, until early today with King Hussein to iron out differences in land and water rights that stand in the way of a peace treaty. Officials on both sides said an agreement was near. It was the second meeting in five days for the Israeli and Jordanian leaders. The meeting lasted seven hours. It was a measure of how far and how fast Israel had come toward reconciliation with its Arab neighbors that the Rabin-Hussein discussions were taken in stride. Only a few months ago, the public announcement of such a meeting would have landed like a bombshell.; Sunday night, Israel's leading television news program focused on the Waxman kidnapping and its aftermath, which included the deaths of another Israeli See ISRAEL, Page 6A ! ,, f - V , 'r- I -. File photo Charles kisses Diana's hand after their marriage on July 29, 1981. ROYALLY TRAPPED Book tells the prince s side, says father forced wedding By Maureen Johnson Associated Press LONDON In a stunning departure from royal tradition, Prince Charles bared his soul in an authorized biography released Sunday that says his overbearing father forced him into a loveless marriage with Princess Diana. "How could I have got it all so wrong?" Charles, 45, lamented in 1986 five years after his marriage in a letter quoted in the book. Many observers saw authorization of the book as a huge gamble by the heir to the throne an apparent attempt to revive acceptance of him as future king through frankness. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said Charles has no regrets about cooperating for the biography, which describes him as bullied and mocked as a child and trapped in a nightmare marriage with a bored, bulimic, self-absorbed and obsessively jealous wife. See Prince Charles, Page 7A

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