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Ap, Reuters, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


NATION WASHINGTON Mayor, Jesse Jackson Arrested In Sit-in

Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson were among 20 demonstrators arrested Thursday for blocking a street on Capitol Hill in a continuing effort to obtain statehood for the nation's capital.

Others arrested by U.S. Capitol Police were social activist Dick Gregory; the mayor's husband, James Kelly; and District of Columbia Councilman Kevin Chavous.

The sit-in was part of a series of weekly demonstrations that were being held outside the Longworth House Office Building by activists who support turning the city into the state of New Columbia. Officials charged the demonstrators with blocking traffic, a misdemeanor.

A bill that would give the nation's capital full congressional representation is before the House D.C. committee. AP

***** ALABAMA Blacks Win Control Of Selma City Council

Blacks finally won control of the City Council in Selma, Ala., three decades after a bloody clash between civil rights marchers and police galvanized the nation and spurred passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Blacks make up 58 percent of the town's 24,000 residents, but it took a court-ordered redistricting plan for blacks to win five of nine seats in Tuesday's election.

After the 1990 census, the council approved a redistricting plan that allowed whites to keep a 5-4 majority. Black council members sued and won.

"With this new council I think the black people of Selma and the white people are going to feel better about being represented," said McArthur Williams, one of the new black council members. They take office in October. AP

***** FLORIDA Governor Issues Hurricane Emily Alert

The first Atlantic hurricane of the 1993 season burst to life Thursday hundreds of miles east of Florida, and Gov. Lawton Chiles urged residents to watch it closely.

The transformation of the storm, from Tropical Depression 5 into Tropical Storm Emily and then into Hurricane Emily, took only three hours. It came two days after residents in southern Florida marked a wary first anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. By Thursday evening, Emily had top sustained wind of near 75 mph.

Because Emily was too far out in the Atlantic - more than 1,200 miles east of Florida - officials at the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables, Fla., were unable to predict where it would wind up, said Bob Sheets, the center's director. Still, Chiles urged "every family and business - particularly those on the east coast of Florida - to closely monitor reports about the progress of the storm and to review their own emergency preparedness plans." AP

***** WORLD AFGHANISTAN Many Killed As Rival Guerrillas Clash

Ninety more Afghans were killed Thursday in fighting between rival guerrillas in the southern province of Kandahar, Afghan sources in neighboring Pakistan said.

The killings raised the toll in five days of battles to 220. More than 400 other people have been wounded in the battles between the followers of President Burhanuddin Rabbani and Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, mujahideen guerrilla sources in the southwestern Pakistani town of Quetta said. …

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