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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (tftlnr Telepholo Kidnap Attempt Fails A A Ian Ball, 26, in pinstriped suit, was led in handcuffs between two plainclothes policemen from the police van enroute to court in London Thursday. Ball appeared in Bow street magistrate's court charged with the attempted murder of Princess Anne's personal bodyguard following a shooting attack on her car in the Mall Wednesday night. Six bullets were fired into the royal car carrying Princess Anne and her husband in an attempt to kidnap her, the British home secretary said. Victim Meets Press Eunice Kronholm, left, talks with her husband, Gunter, dur- ing a news conference in Min- neapolis Wednesday. Mrs. Kron- holm was kidnaped last Friday and held for ransom. The ransom was paid Sunday and Mrs. Kronholm was releas- ed Monday. Most of the ransom has since been recovered. Telephoto "Not So Tolopholo Witepholo A line of policemen search for clues in London's Mall early Thursday morning after the gun attack on Princess Anne and her husband, Capt. Mark Phillips, Wednesday night. Prcsidi'iil Richard Nixon seems in be in pain, according to, his expression, as he shakes hands with a friendly crowd nl the Houston Space Center prior to returning to Washington. Press Secretary Ron Ziegler is In background at right. Telsphoto Police and detectives surrounded the royal car after a gunman in the white car, right, fired shots at Princess Anne and Capt. Mark Phillips in the Mall as they were returning to Buckingham palace Wednesday night. When the Huckleberry Finn Crowd Run Away It Is Serious Business By Erma Bombcck Teenage runaways are serious business. But the berry Finn crowd is something else. I had this friend whose preschooler ran away from home so often she rented his room. There was scarcely a morning that Itchy Feet didn't an- nounce dramatically, "I am leaving and grabbing a couple of essentials (a truck and a ;shoebox of baseball cards) he would start for the door. I was there having coffee one morning when he made his exodus. His mother was super cool. "Do you have every- she asked. He checked his shoebox to make sure Pete Rose was there. "Yep." "Will we hear from "Maybe. After I'm settled." "Do you want to know what we're having for dinner she asked. Siulthurnlff he said shaking his head stub- bornly.. "We'll miss she said. "I'll he said. BOMBECK "What do you want me to do with your "Give them to charity." "Well then, Jim, I guess this is she said. "Here's a bag of snacks to tide you over until you get He took the bag and stomped out the door, leaving it ajar. "That kid never could close a said his mother pouring herself another cup of coffee. "Boy, you arc I said. "Here's your 'baby' leaving home and you don't even sweat it." "He'll be home by she said. "How do you know I asked. "I packed a box of dried prunes for his snack." InmiiinnlifHi My kids never had the imagination or inclination to run uwuy from home despite the fact I used to pack road maps In their lunches. I packed a bag for myself a few limes but could never hitch a ride any farther than the shopping center. (Sex perverts used to pass me up.) I called my friend the other day when I read n story about two kids from Wisconsin who left home by trnln ID join Iho In- dians and were apprehended miles later In Montana. An I told my friend, "Their mother was quoted as saying, 'They were headed for Wounded Knee when thcy-lofl but It will be Wounded Butt when they gel home'." I heard my friend sigh, "Jlm'H been there." (Coiiyrlohl Plolcl Dntornrlui, Inc.] Witopholo Shoots Back Dusty looks like he's having a circus as ho aims his camera at a camera aimed ill him during a promotional appearance in New York for Rlngllng Brothers and Bnrnum Bailey Circus. He's a "clown ambassador" for Ihe circus opening In New York March 28.
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