Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Article excerpt

MASSACHUSETTS Clinic Shooting Suspect Disrupts Sanity Hearing

Accused abortion clinic gunman John C. Salvi III disrupted proceedings again Friday, asking to speak and then going limp. He was carried from the courtroom and returned to the Norfolk County jail, where he is being held without bail pending a decision on his mental status.

Salvi, 22, an apprentice hairdresser from Hampton, N.H., is charged with shooting at two women's health clinics in Brookline, Mass., Dec. 30, killing two women and wounding five others. He was arrested in Norfolk, Va.

Salvi insists that he is sane and wants to proceed to trial. Washington Post

***** WASHINGTON College Dollars Promised Despite Stand On Bias

The White House has assured the University of California that federal dollars will keep flowing despite what it called the board of regents' "ill-considered" vote ending affirmative action. In a letter Thursday to Lt. Gov. Gray Davis, White House counsel Abner Mikva `a

wrote, "please be assured that the president is not interested in taking punitive action against the University of California for its ill-considered change in policy."

The university receives about a third of its funding, or $4.6 billion annually, from the federal government. AP

***** CALIFORNIA Police Suspect Suicide In Adviser's Death

Investigators are treating as suicide the death of Duane Garrett, the political adviser whose body was found near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Wednesday. He had been having financial difficulties and faced accusations of selling counterfeit sports memorabilia, the San Francisco Examiner reported Friday.

Garrett, 48, had worked as an adviser to Vice President Al Gore and California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein. He had made a fortune trading in art and stamps. He lived in Tiburon, at the north side of the Golden Gate.

The Examiner reported that in one case, Garrett sold for $85,000 a Detroit Tigers uniform that he said belonged to Hank Greenberg even though the team said it was a fake. In another instance, Garrett sold for $10,000 a uniform advertised as Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson's. But it was made by the wrong manufacturer and was wrong color.

Gore praised Garrett as a man of many talents. "He was a renowned art collector, an avid sports fisherman, a dedicated environmentalist, a talented lawyer and a formidable political strategist," Gore said. "Duane mastered more worlds than most men enter in a lifetime."

***** FLORIDA Neighborhood In Miami Sealed After Violence

Police sealed off 10 blocks of an inner-city Miami neighborhood early Friday after roving gangs of youths attacked passing motorists with rocks and bottles and lit fires in the street. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.