The News in Brief

By Cynthia Hanson and Abraham McLaughlin | The Christian Science Monitor, May 29, 1997 | Go to article overview
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The News in Brief


Cynthia Hanson and Abraham McLaughlin, The Christian Science Monitor


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Paula Jones's sexual-harassment suit against President Clinton could go to trial within a year. The judge in Arkansas expects Clinton to respond to the suit within two months. But Clinton's lawyers will likely try to get the case dismissed or delayed. Jones's attorneys say they'll file subpoenas in a few weeks.

In Tornado-torn Texas, the search for survivors continues. Some 31 people were killed by the worst twisters in a decade. There's new proof that a five-mile-wide asteroid doomed the dinosaurs. Scientists who found a two-inch-thick layer of glass beads in New Jersey say it could be what's left of a lethal wave of vapor that killed the dinosaurs. Some 5,000 people greeted Amelia Earhart emulator Linda Finch in Oakland, Calif., as she finished a 10-1/2 week sojourn around the world in the same model plane that Earhart flew in 1937. The defense team was set to rest in the Oklahoma City bombing trial after just four days and nearly two dozen witnesses. Earlier, the judge refused to let the defense refer to most of a report criticizing the FBI crime lab, which analyzed bomb evidence. States and tobacco makers are nearing a deal. Cigarette makers have provisionally agreed to having large warning labels on cigarette packs, funding antismoking campaigns, and more. In exchange, the industry may get immunity from future class-action suits. And damages may be limited to $1 million. New York Rep. Susan Molinari (R) announced she is quitting Congress to join CBS. She will host a show that aims to compete with NBC's "Today" show. The trial of Megan Kanka's accused killer was set to go to the jury today. If convicted, Jesse Timmendequas could face the death penalty. The case spawned "Megan's Laws," which require neighbors to be notified when a convicted sex offender moves in to their area. The US won't talk about northeast salmon until Canada releases four US fishing boats it's detaining. Canada says US fishermen catch 4 million more salmon per year than allowed in a joint agreement, costing its industry $45 million a year. The Houston Rockets take on the Utah Jazz in Houston tonight as basketball's Western Conference Finals continue. On Tuesday, Karl Malone led Utah to victory, putting it ahead, 3-2, in the best-of-seven series. Chicago was set to play Miami in Chicago last night, trying to sew up the Eastern Conference title. Children can quickly be taught to be less violent, a government study finds. Second- and third-graders in Washington state were taught the Second Step violence-prevention program for 16 to 20 weeks. Lessons included empathy, problem-solving, and anger management. The children exhibited 30 fewer acts of aggressive behavior every day than kids who weren't trained. Political correctness doesn't work for the Bible, the International Bible Society has decided. It planned a gender-neutral translation of its New International Version, but scrapped it after protests by Southern Baptists. It would have replaced "men" with "human beings" or "people." Dr. Jack Kevorkian can sue the American Medical Association for libel, a Michigan county judge ruled. Kevorkian says the AMA defamed him by calling him a "killer." He admits helping 45 people kill themselves. A carjack victim pulled the plug on perpetrators. New Yorker Bessie Cassaro was thrown in her trunk. As the carjackers started driving, she ripped out wires, disabling the brake and tail lights. Police noticed the non-working lights and pulled the car over, freeing Cassaro and nabbing the suspects. Nobel Peace Prize winner Jose Ramos-Horta can't get a meeting at the White House. He advocates self-determination in East Timor, which Indonesia invaded in 1975. Though he was welcomed in Europe, which is critical of Indonesia, one US official says Ramos-Horta may have ties to pro-violence groups. The World President Clinton commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan in The Hague, Netherlands, by calling for the West to help Eastern Europe with an infusion of capital investments.

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