No Auction For Killer's Belongings
Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's belongings are headed for the
incinerator, not the auction block, parties involved in the case
"It's pretty much a done deal," said Thomas Jacobson, a lawyer
who represents eight of the 11 families of Dahmer's victims seeking
money from the killer's estate. He said the families decided "in a
very close vote" to accept an offer from a Milwaukee civic group
that has pledged $407,225 to buy Dahmer's belongings rather than
allowing them to be auctioned.
He said the acceptance was contingent on lawyers for the estate
agreeing to a cap of $50,000 on any fee they will charge for their
work. That would leave $357,225, a little more than $32,000 for
each of the 11 families. He said the three families he does not
represent are likely to go along with the agreement.
Endeavour Readies For Return Home
The six-man crew of space shuttle Endeavour packed up on
Tuesday to return from 10 days of satellite work that required more
precision flying than any shuttle mission to date.
The shuttle was set for a 6:09 a.m. (St. Louis time) landing
today at Cape Canaveral, Fla., but iffy weather could force a
detour to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
The astronauts accomplished everything they set out to do,
including the release of two experimental satellites and three
subsequent encounters with one of them. Commander John Casper and
pilot Curtis Brown Jr. spent 21 hours flying Endeavour in close
proximity to other spacecraft, nearly three times longer than on
any previous shuttle flight.
Two Russians Suspected Of Spying
Canada said Tuesday it had detained two suspected Russian spies
and begun deportation proceedings. Solicitor General Herb Gray said
the two alleged agents used identities that belonged to deceased
"These kinds of attempts at surveillance or economic espionage
or whatever it is that they were doing isn't very helpful . . .
between two countries which are establishing good relations,"
Canadian Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy said in Ottawa.
Gray said he and Immigration Minister Lucienne Robillard had
signed a deportation order for the couple. Gray's spokesman, Dan
Brien, could not say for certain when or where the arrests occurred
but said the two were probably apprehended last week in Toronto.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said late Monday that the
couple came to Canada in the early 1990s using false Canadian
passports. They claimed to be married and to be Canadian citizens,
Police Attack Election Protesters
Albanian riot police swinging truncheons moved into a crowd
gathering to protest election violations Tuesday, beating
demonstrators and detaining their leaders. …