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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas HetaldZeitunq n Friday 27 1996 n 3 World National Briefs ploy LIMA Peru AP The latest hostage release in a drama now 10 days old is widely seen as a public relations gesture by Tupac Amaru rebels to press their demands for a negotiated peace with the government Guatemalan Ambassador Jose Maria Argueta released Thursday from the Japanese ambassadors residence said he won Freedom because his government has just ended a 36yearcivil war with leftist guerrillas My liberation is an acknowledgement of the process taking place in Argueta told reporters after walking out of the besieged compound with Red Cross official Michel Minnig The 20 or so rebels who took over the embassy residence Dec 17 to demand the release of comrades jailed in Peruvian prisons have told hostages they have freed that they also are seeking an eventual role in Peruvian politics The rebels have treated their hostages cordially and with respect trying to cultivate an image of civility girl dies in bleacher collapse at rodeo MEXICO CITY AP Crowded bleachers collapsed during a rodeo in the West Coast state of Jalisco killing an 8yearokl girl and injuring about 200 people The 15foothigh stands were designed to seat 600 people but were packed with more than for the Christmas Day rodeo Rosa Martinez a county supervisor in Tizapan del Alto said in a telephone interview Thursday It was like a wave hit it It collapsed in a few Martinez said Sixty of the injured were hospitalized with broken bones she said Police said a bull had been tethered to one of the main support beams and may have contributed to the collapse Police arrested the rodeo organizer indicate Qlngrich legal counsel ATLANTA AP Internal memos show that lawyers advised Newt Gingrich not to involve tax exempt foundations in political projects although the House Speaker told a congressional subcommittee he didnt seek legal advice on the matter until later a newspaper reported today The memos from Gingrichs Republican fundraising committee GOPAC show that lawyers as early as 1990 advised against or urged caution in involving charitable or educational foundations in political projects according to the Atlanta JournalConstitution Last week as part of a settlement with a House ethics subcommittee Gingrich said he was wrong to not seek legal opinions on a college course and other projects that led to an ethics complaint against him The newspaper also said that documents obtained from Kennesaw State College through a Freedom of Information request in 1993 show that while Gingrich was organizing a course there called Renewing American he continued to consult one of the attorneys who advised him three years earlier against such projects In a memo to a Kennesaw State dean five months before he began teaching the course Gingrich stated Gordon Strauss will be my lawyer for all finance ethics and legal questions so he needs to be involved Strauss who the Journal Constitution said was paid by GOPAC was the author of a memo delivered to GOPAC in 1990 noting that charitable and educational groups were barred under tax laws from engaging in political activity Wouldbe assassin reportedly also an informer NEW YORK AP 1983 Irish Republican Army plan to kill Prince Charles and Princess Diana at a London rock concert was foiled because the wouldbe assassin an IRA member also was an informer The New York Times reported The turncoat guerrilla was identified as Sean OCallaghan 42 who was sentenced to multiple life terms for two homicides and 40 other admitted acts of terrorism the paper reported in todays edition It would have worked it had a high chance of OCallaghan said OCallaghan who has given many media interviews in recent years first spoke of an IRA plot to kill Prince Charles and his then wife Princess Diana in an interview in the London newspaper The Sunday Times on Nov 29 1992 He was released from prison Dec 6 under a rarely used procedure requiring approval of the Queen after serving eight years The exIRA man turned police informer left custody vowing to campaign against violence and for the Northern Ireland peace process Key deer victims of shrinking habitat lack of fear MIAMI AP A shrinking habitat their lack of fear of humans and their own recent breeding success are jeopardizing Key deer the tiny endangered 3foot animals that live only in the lower Florida Keys Wildlife officials said Thursday that a record 100 Key deer among the rarest American mammals have died this year about twothirds of them killed by cars Only about 250 to 300 of the deer remain The previous high for one year was 94 deaths in 1995 The deer especially the younger ones faced a fatal combination of factors this year Because more of them are surviving they must roam in search of new turf But the yearlings arent old enough to know how to navigate heavy traffic And more humans are moving into their shrinking habitat The small whitetailed deer can swim from island to island drink salty water and eat mangrove leaves But most of the deer live on Big Pine Key about 30 miles north of Key West Justice pitched as presidential candidate By RICHARD CARELU Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Antonin Scalia is the Supreme Courts bad boy as brash and bold as he is conservative And now hes being mentioned as the model Republican presidential candidate in 2000 No one else of prominence in Americas public life makes the case for conservativism better than John McGinnis a Yeshiva University law professor writes in the conservative National Review magazine Heres how McGinnis makes his pitch Scalia is the perfect messenger for fundamental rightward political change Although he has held an important government position that gives him presidential stature he is innocent of compromises in government Although he is not unknown he is far from being overexposed like Speaker Newt Gingrich and other familiar In his 10 years as a justice Scalia has become best known for his prolific and often witty questioning of lawyers during argument sessions his minimalist views of the Constitution and a hardcharging lifetimetenured job for a political fling Only one Supreme Court justice ever made such a career move Charles Evans Hughes left the court to run against and narrowly lose to Woodrow Wilson in 1916 He later returned to the court appointed as chief justice by President Herbert Hoover in 1930 What about conservatives concerned about losing Scalias voice on the nations highest court McGinnis has the answer Scalia could resign shortly before the New Hampshire primaries After winning the presidency he could appoint his own replacement No word yet from Scalias chambers on this scenario Retired Justice William J Brennan 90 is hospitalized and fighting pneumonia he contracted while recuperating from a recently broken hip Court spokeswoman Toni House says Brennan is holding his own and apparently Another retired justice Lewis F Powell 89 is closing the office hes had at the Supreme Court building since his 1986 retirement Poor health prevents his traveling to the nations capital Spurred on by Chief Justice William H Rehnquist a high ranking Clinton administration lawyer recently gave the high court a lesson in French Louisiana style Before asking Deval Patrick head of the Justice Departments civil rights division to begin his argument in a votingrights case from Bossier Parish Rehnquist asked for help in his pronunciation Throughout the litigation Patrick said the parish has been called Boh zhure with the accent on the first syllable but the French would say Bahseeay with the accent on the last syllable TIME IS RUNNING OUT Mark Your Calendar for our Quarterly Inventory Sale thru Jan 4 Temporary Discounts on More than 1000 Titles All Sections 10 20 30 40 OFF Original Prices From the Practical To the Collectible 373B Landa Plaza New Braunfels 6081963 CIRCLE C MARKETING A lullService Internet Consulting Company 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