Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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NATION WASHINGTON Cheney Won't Seek Presidential Nomination

Former Defense Secretary Dick Cheney announced Tuesday that he would not seek the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.

A former Republican congressman from Wyoming, Cheney is a soft-spoken hawk comfortable in both pin-striped suits and cowboy boots. He had been building a national campaign structure and was widely expected to run.

A number of other Republicans are expected to seek the nomination, including incoming Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander, former Vice President Dan Quayle of Indiana, former Rep. Jack Kemp of New York and Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas. Reuters

***** NEW JERSEY Rapist Wins Injunction Against Notification Law

A recently released rapist won at least a temporary reprieve Tuesday from a new law that requires authorities to inform his new neighbors of his whereabouts.

U.S. District Judge John W. Bissell issued a preliminary injunction blocking "Megan's Law" from being applied in the case of Carlos Diaz, saying it could cause irreparable harm to the recently released convict.

Gov. Christie Whitman said she believes the law will survive court scrutiny. The law was passed last year after Megan Kanka, 7, was slain, allegedly by a convicted sex offender who lived across the street from her.

The law provides for notification of school officials and community organizations, such as churches and day-care centers, when a released sex convict considered a "moderate risk" of further offenses moves into their area. In the case of a "high risk" offender, the law calls for police to go door-to-door and notify neighbors.

***** WORLD ISRAEL American Guilty Of Funneling Money To Hamas

An Israeli military court has convicted an Arab-American of channeling funds to Islamic militants and sentenced him to five years in prison.

Mohammed Salah, 41, a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Chicago area, was arrested in January 1993 and has been on trial behind closed doors for the past year. A military court in the West Bank town of Ramallah sentenced Salah on Monday after convicting him of belonging to Hamas and bringing in funds for the outlawed group.

Israel had accused Salah and another naturalized American of funneling $650,000 to Hamas activists. The other American, Mohammed Jarad, was released in July 1993 after serving a six-month sentence. AP

***** YUGOSLAVIA Fighting In Bosnian Region Threatens Truce

Mortar and artillery fire rocked a northwest Bosnian border region Tuesday in new combat, threatening the current truce. …

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