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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - June 29, 1995, Altoona, Pennsylvania Page B6 Altoona Mirror Thursday June Nation Unabomber recants plane threat LOS ANGELES AP Airport workers searched bags and checked photo IDs as a dog sniffed for bombs at a boarding gate Nervous passengers switched or canceled flights and all mail in California was grounded Before the Unabomber ed his threat to blow up an plane at Los Angeles al Airport the West Coast was held hostage as authorities imposed the tightest airport rity since the Gulf War In a letter received Wednesday by The New York Times the bomber who has killed three ple and injured 23 said he didn't actually intend to attack a plane the threat was just one last prank to stir things up He got his wish The threat threw law ment airport personnel and the public into a stifling Either conduct some form of ness as usual or shut down the world's airport Authorities worked out a com- promise but the effects were widespread Mail backed up in processing centers airline sengers throughout the state were forced to stand in long lines and present identification trips were canceled or rescheduled through smaller airports in bank Ontario and Orange ty Since the public has a short the Unabomber said in the letter to the Times we ed to play one last prank to remind them who we are But no we haven't tried to plant a bomb on an airline He also expressed remorse for past attacks We don't think it is necessary for us to do any public searching in this letter But we will say that we are not tive to the pain caused by our bombings The Unabomber said he planted a 1979 triggered incendiary bomb that partially detonated in the cargo hold of an American Airlines flight Twelve people suffered smoke inhalation In one case we attempted unsuccessfully to blow up an liner The idea was to kill a lot of business people who we assumed would constitute the majority of the passengers But of course some of the sengers likely would have been innocent people maybe kids or some working stiff going to see his sick grandmother We're glad now that that attempt failed The FBI confirmed that the ter and one The San Francisco Chronicle received Tuesday con- the threat were from the Unabomber It was the first time the bomber had threatened a get in advance News of the second missive eased some concerns but officials said the heightened security would continue We will be ing security measures as long as it's necessary to protect the eling said Mitch Barker a Federal Aviation tion spokesman Buy it Sell it Find it Mirror classifieds Prosecution evidence tactic angers Ito LOS ANGELES AP The pictures are compelling evidence and much easier to understand than DNA Each depicts a micro- scopic view of cotton fibers found on a murder victim's shirt on a bloody glove and on a sock seized from Simpson's room With their case winding down prosecutors sought to use the fiber samples to link son to the murders of his ex-wife and her friend They also want to bury the defense allegation of a police frame-up on the grounds Hie tiny fibers showed up in so many places it would virtually impossible to plant them To underscore their point prosecutors evidence courtesy of houseguest Brian Kato Kaelin that Simpson wore dark clothes the night of the murders The clothes have never been found The evidence display which includes eight side-by-side pictures that illustrate the of the fibers and the various places each was found was sprung by prosecutors at the last minute Wednesday Superior Court Judge Lance Ito angry over the prosecution tactic abruptly canceled the rest of the court session and gave the defense overnight to inspect the pictures The judge held out the chance the tion won't be allowed to use the pictures but said he would let prosecutors present dence about the fibers analysts say this evidence to be pre- sented starting today witli testimony from FBI Special Agent Douglas Deedrick may be the big finish everyone has been expecting unless there is another surprise in the next week Marcia Clark has a flair for the dramatic I got to believe they've got something up their Loyola University law professor Stan Goldman said There have been hints that prosecutor Christopher Darden may conclude his case by revisiting the question of whether the gloves collected as evidence fit Simpson a nagging issue that stemmed from Darden's own room blunder Darden had Simpson try on the evidence gloves in court and he apparently had ble sliding them on The prosecution argued the bloody gloves had shrunk During Wednesday's court session Darden handed defense attorney Carl Douglas an envelope containing photocopies of a picture of Simpson wearing gloves and holding a microphone apparently during a football broadcasting assignment SEASONS at Hilltop HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY PM Live Music With Terry Sabo and Dave McCready For Every Season and Any Occasion FOUR DEE LOUNGE Fish Dinners Seafood Dishes Spaghetti Served Every Friday Takeouts Available NOTICE See 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