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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 tem- porarily grounded. Before the Unabomber recant- ed his threat to blow up an air- plane at Los Angeles Internation- al Airport, the West Coast was held hostage as authorities imposed the tightest airport secu- rity since the Gulf War. In a letter received Wednesday by The New York Times, the bomber who has killed three peo- 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 enforce- ment, airport personnel and the public into a stifling dilemma: Either conduct some form of busi- ness as usual or shut down the world's fifth-busiest airport. Authorities worked out a com- promise, but the effects were widespread. Mail backed up in processing centers, airline pas- sengers throughout the state were forced to stand in long lines and present identification; trips were canceled or rescheduled through smaller airports in Bur- bank, Ontario and Orange Coun- ty. "Since the public has a short the Unabomber said in the letter to the Times, "we decid- 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 soul- searching in this letter. But we will say that we are not insensi- tive to the pain caused by our bombings." The Unabomber said he should- n't -have planted a 1979 altitude- 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 air- 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 pas- 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 let- ter, and one The San Francisco Chronicle received Tuesday con- taining the threat, were from the Unabomber. It was the first time the bomber had threatened a tar- get in advance. News of the second missive eased some concerns, but officials said the heightened security would continue. "We will be keep- ing security measures as long as it's necessary to protect the trav- eling said Mitch Barker, a Federal Aviation Administra- tion spokesman. Buy it. Sell it. Find it. Mirror classifieds 946-7422 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 bluish-black cotton fibers found on a murder victim's shirt, on a bloody glove and on a sock seized from O.J. Simpson's bed- room. With their case winding down, prosecutors sought to use the fiber samples to link Simp- 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 hnvebecn virtually impossible to plant them. To underscore their point, prosecutors iiave evidence, courtesy of houseguest Brian "Kato" Kaelin, that Simpson wore dark clothes the night of the murders. The killer's clothes have never been found. The evidence display, which includes eight side-by-side pictures that illustrate the simi- larities 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 prosecu- tion won't be allowed to use the pictures, but said he would let prosecutors present evi- dence about the fibers. TjCgal 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 court- room blunder. Darden had Simpson try on the evidence gloves in court, and he apparently had .trou- 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. 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Packwood undergoes additional questioning By Scott Sonner The Associated Press WASHINGTON Sen. Bob Packwood's political career remains in the hands of the Sen- ate Ethics Committee, but he no longer faces the possibility of criminal prosecution, over job offers lobbyists made to his ex- wife. The Justice Department an- nounced Wednesday it decided against prosecuting Packwood and closed its investigation of allegations the Oregon Republi- can had solicited the offers in an attempt to reduce his alimony payments. He still faces Ethics Committee charges concerning the job offers and complaints that he engaged in sexual misconduct and altered his diaries to obstruct the panel's probe. He was to appear before the committee today for the third day in a row, said Sen. Richard Bryan of'Nevada. 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