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New Mexican (Newspaper) - February 4, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico Friday February THE NEW MEXICAN A3 Actress might have used wrong line during mugging The Associated Press NEW YORK As an actress Nicole duFresne had roles in dozens of wayoff Broadway productions But it was an unfortunate reallife line witnesses say duFresne uttered before her slaying What are you going to do shoot us that has brought her to the publics attention Authorities have refused to speculate whether the 28yearold actress and play wrights defiant stand against a bandit prompted him to shoot her to death last week on a New York City street Regardless of what the victim said or did not say the person responsible for her death is the one who pulled the Police Commis sioner Raymond Kelly said earlier this week Safety advocates however have cited the case as a les son in how not to respond to Returns show strong Shiite lead The Associated Press BAGHDAD Iraq Iraqi officials Thursday released the first partial returns from national elections show ing a lead by candidates backed by the Shiite Muslim clergy Sunni insurgents unleashed a wave of attacks killing at least 30 people including three Marines and a dozen Iraqi army recruits Meanwhile election offi cials said strict security mea sures might have deprived many Iraqis in the Mosul area and surrounding Ninevah province of their right to vote The admission is likely to fuel complaints by Iraqs minority Sunni Arabs who make up the heart of the insurgency that they were not represented in the vote The results released by the election commission four days after Sundays balloting came from Baghdad and five provinces in the southern Shi ite heartland As expected they showed the United Iraqi Alliance backed by Iranianborn Grand Ayatollah Ali tani was leading with million votes out of million counted and certi fied so far Some 14 million Iraqis were eligible to vote The ticket headed by interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi a secular Shiite trailed second with more than votes But the returns from 10 percent of the Countrys polling centers were too small to indicate a national trend Shiites make up an esti mated 60 percent of Iraqs 26 million people and the al Sistanibacked ticket had been expected to roll up such huge margins in the south that the other 110 candidate lists would have to struggle for votes in the rest of the country Shiites turned out in huge numbers in cities such as Basra Nasiriyah Karbala and Najaf urged on by clerics who said voting was a reli gious duty However many Sunni Arabs apparently stayed home either out of fear of insurgent attacks or in response to boycott calls from their own clerics Election officials have said full official results might not be ready until Tuesday a holdup On Wednesday the Wash ingtonbased National Crime Pre vention Coun cil responded to widespread reports about duFresnes last words by circulating a list of tips on how to survive a mugging It demonstrates that con Nicole duFresne fronting an attacker is prob ably the worst thing you can said council spokesman ToddPost DuFresne a Minnesota transplant whose Internet resume listed stage com bat as one of her skills was leaving a bar with her fianc6 and another couple at about 3 Jan 27 when they were accosted by a group of youths who had already tried to rob another person earlier in the evening Witnesses told police that when the group demanded the other womans purse duFresne responded with What are you going to do shoot us Police said she also might have gotten into a brief shoving match with the shooter before he fired a bul let into her chest Police arrested the alleged triggerman Rudy Fleming 19 and two teenage girls they say took a cell phone and credit cards and helped hide the murder weapon All three have been charged with mur der and robbery On its tip sheet the crime prevention council advises potential victims to stay cool and comply with robbers At the same time people should take mental notes on what the assailant looks like so they can provide a detailed descrip tion to police the sheet says A robbery is more about power than said Alfonso E Lenhardt presi dent of the nonprofit council known forjts McGruff the Crime Dog mascot a tragedy but in this case it sounds like the sus pect felt he wasnt getting the respect he was Lenhardt said When a gun is in the hands of a desperate person with low selfesteem theyre going to react that The others charged in the killing are Ashley Evans 18 and Tatianna McDonald 14 Entran Problems Visit or Call 4714M1 ENTIRE STOCK the following Fall and Winter merchandise LADIES PETITES DILLARDS WOMAN MENS YOUNG MENS Sweaters Career and Casual Apparel Suits and Dresses JUNIORS Apparel Denim Collections Suits and Dresses LADIES SLFEPWEAR ACCESSORIES Sleepwear and Robes Hats Gloves Scarves Mufflers and Slippers SHOES Ladies Boots and Booties Mens Shoes Childrens Shoes Traditional Designer Apparel Contemporary Designer Apparel Murano Knit and Woven Shirts 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