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Cumberland Times News (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Cumberland, Maryland 2a saturday january 10,1998 Page two Cumberland times news in Brief associated press Diane Belanger reads a bedtime Story to her son Michael 4, and daughter Jennifer 7, As they lie on shelter Beds in St Hyacinthe Quebec. Dole says illegal ads Cost him election Washington apr Bob Dole contending that an illegal democratic and Blitz doomed his 1996 presidential bid says he favors Banning a a soft Money donations to political parties by unions corporations and individuals. Although such a a issues ads were supposed to promote democratic party ideas rather than president Clinton a candidacy a this sustained barrage of advertising. Was instrumental in shaping positive Public opinion about the president and negative Public opinion about me a Dole said in a statement to the Senate panel that investigated 1996 fund raising. Last fall. Dole challenged Clinton to testify at the Senate governmental affairs committees hearings to answer allegations of Campaign abuses. Dole offered to testify As Well if Clinton accepted the Challenge which was rejected by the White House. The written statement by the former Senate Republican Leader was offered As prepared testimony if he had been called by the committee chaired by sen. Fred Thompson a Tenn. Yeltsin to meet with Pope next month Moscow apr president Boris Yeltsin and British Premier Tony Blair discussed prospects for increasing russians ties to the european Union during a 20-minute phone conversation Friday. Officials said. Yeltsin currently on vacation in Northwest Russia reached Blair in Japan where he arrived Friday on a five Day visit. The russian president Hopes to meet with Blair in the first half of this year Yeltsin a press service said. Russians Economy has been stabilizing Over the past year and Yeltsin is looking for greater integration into the european economies. Meanwhile. Yeltsin is Likely to meet Pope John Paul ii next month during a planned visit by the russian president to Italy a spokesman said records worst ice storm Toronto apr Canadas worst ice storm on record wreaked havoc across five Eastern provinces Friday halting air travel shutting Down the nations busiest rail corridor and forcing 3 million people to endure another frigid Day without Power. The death toll from the five Day onslaught Rose to to. The three latest victims were All from hard hit Montreal a an elderly couple killed in one of Many House fires and a 90-year-old woman who died of hypothermia after refusing to leave her unheated Home. Across Eastern Canada residents were finding ways to Cope with the storm that upended routines. Francine Allaire cooked on a Barbecue in her garage South of Ottawa to use up Freezer food that would otherwise thaw. Pete Nooyen a daily Farmer Southeast of Ottawa shared a Generator with a hog farming neighbor to ensure their animals were cared for. Linda Ford packed up her two children to wait out the weather at a friends heated Home. The insurance Bureau of Canada predicted that damage claims could top $350 million which would make it the costliest natural disaster Ever in Canada. Man Speaks for first time in 19 years Cleveland apr a Man who lost his voice in a motorcycle Accident 19 years ago rasped a a hello and a Chi Momy just three Days after the first Larynx transplant since 1969. Timothy Heidler 40, could be speaking in a Normal voice in five months or less doctors at the Cleveland clinic said Friday. In a 12-hour surgery on sunday Heidler received the Larynx part of the Trachea and 70 percent of the Throat of an unidentified donor. The surgery last performed in 1969 in Belgium is causing some controversy in the medical Community Over the risks is. The benefits of transplanting a non vital Organ. Undergoing major surgery is always risky and the body could later reject the transplanted Organ. Heidler a Larynx was destroyed when he crashed his motorcycle on the Way to firefighter training school. He spent years recovering from his injuries and currently is unemployed. The clinic paid for the surgery but did not say How much it Cost. Before the operation. Heidler a a talked with the help of a vibratory device that produces an electronic lines up for free tickets Kansas City to. Apr an airline that offered free tickets to anyone who showed up at a stadium parking lot with a Case of food for the poor was overwhelmed by generosity Friday. Nearly 3,000 people Bear ing canned goods and braving bitter cold w Ere lined up in the dark when Vanguard airlines arrived at Kauffman stadium about 4 . Airline officials who had planned on giving away no More than 1,000 round trip tickets Good for anywhere the airline flies were caught off guard by the size of the crowd since a similar offer in Pittsburgh last month brought in Only about 20 people. A we were surprised that people w Ere willing to sit outside in the cold All night a Vanguard spokeswoman Lynne Mcadoo said. A we saw All the cars and said about 2,800 tickets were Given away. Mcadoo said. Those further Back in line got vouchers for $25. By 5 ., people were turned away empty handed. Vanguard collected nearly 50,000 pounds of wins then loses at Casino Phoenix apr the reels locked on three cherries Bells and whistles sounded and Casino workers rushed to congratulate her Minia Rodriquez on having won a $330,000 Slot machine Jackpot. But it was easy come easy go for Rodriquez. Harrah Sak Chin Casino just South of Phoenix said the Slot machine was defective and voided her prize. If she a Lucky Shell get Back the $100 in quarters she said she pumped into the broken machine on oct. La. Beyond that she May have Little Legal recourse since the Casino is on an Indian reservation which is Sovereign territory with its own system for handling complaints from Casino customers. A Chin officials and Harrah a entertainment inc., which manages the Casino said Rodriquez will have a Chance to argue her Case in a Jan. 20 hearing before the casinos tribal gaming commission. For More world and National news see the times news internet web site associated press Aaron Fippen piles up cases of canned food on the Roadway of the Truman sports Complex in Kansas City mo., want House in order Washington apr High ranking Clinton administration and if officials Are heading to Indonesia with a pointed message for president Suharto get your financial House in order. But they also Hope to give the indonesian Economy a boost before the asian crisis becomes even worse. Indeed Stock prices plunged on Wall Street Friday amid investors concern that asians problems will spread to economies around the w orld. The immediate objective of the Indonesia Mission is to get the ailing. 76-year-old Suharto to Speed up Belt tightening requirements demanded by the International monetary fund. If he agrees then the lending organization and the United states May accelerate payments in a $40 billion Rescue package As they did two weeks ago with South Korea. The if has made $3 billion of the Aid available so far and the next $3 billion is supposed to be disbursed March 15. These pay ments Are the Only leverage the if and its member governments have to get the indonesian authorities to keep their promises. Janet l. Yellen chairwoman of the White House Council of economic advisers said the administration believes it is critical for Indonesia to follow the if reforms so Market Confidence can be restored. This is the same message president Clinton conveyed to Suharto in a 20-minute Telephone conver Israel hardens position in area Jerusalem apr the latest peace Mission of president Clinton s Mideast envoy ended Friday with Israel Only hardening its position dismissing earlier pledges to palestinians on West Bank troop withdrawals. Talking Tough ahead of a meeting with Clinton israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will carry out just one limited withdrawal instead of the three he had promised the palestinians. And in Defiance of . Requests to halt settlement construction Israel revealed tentative plans to double the number of Homes in jewish settlements Over the next two decades a a plan that further angered the palestinians. The envoy Dennis Ross did take part in some negotiations during his four Day trip that yielded Progress. Those areas came in a Safe passage route for palestinians Between the Gaza strip and the West Bank a Caza Airport and Security cooperation a including establishment of a Security hot line. A in some areas i could feel some narrowing of differences. In other areas differences remain a Ross said after meeting with Yasser Arafat in Ramallal. But the palestinians called the latest . Peace Effort an utter failure. A Zero. There Are no results a said palestinian information minister Yasser Abedrabbo. Ross also was working to prepare for meetings Clinton will hold with both Arafat and Netanyahu later this month in associated press an elderly palestinian shows his identification papers which Are tied around his neck to an armed israeli Soldier guarding at the a ram checkpoint North of Jerusalem Friday. Fearing attacks by palestinian extremists hundreds of israeli troops patrolled Jerusalem and its surrounding areas. Washington. On Friday Ross shuttled Between the leaders one last time before leaving saturday. Arafat Deputy Nabil abour Zeineh said the Washington meetings would be critical. A the last Chance will be in Washington a it May be the last Chance to save the peace process a he told reporters. The United states had hoped to receive assurances from Israel that it would carry out a promised troop withdrawal from More West Bank territory. But Netanyahu under pressure from right Wing hard liners in his coalition government said any withdrawal depended on the palestinian authority meeting israeli conditions including cracking Down on militants and reducing the size of its police Force. And in an interview with the israeli newspaper Maaris published Friday Netanyahu said he would Only carry out one withdrawal. A you can task us to fulfil All our commitments concerning the pullbacks we Hen they Haven to fulfilled a single one of their commitments a Netanyahu said of the palestinians. A so i proposed an agreement in which we will carry out one pullback and the rest of the territory will be handed Over As part of the final status agreement a he said. Station from air Force one thursday night. A there can be debate about the details of what the appropriate policy package looks like but i believe the willingness to adopt key structural reforms is essential a Yellin said. She said the purpose of the Quick Pacific trip to Indonesia by Deputy Treasury Secretary Larry Summers a is to talk with the indonesian government about the if package and. Emphasize the importance to carry it Kaczynski Case raises numerous questions Sacramento Calif. Apr Theodore Kaczynski a suicide attempt and his Battle to avoid labelled a a a Siekie raise issues that have Long confounded the courts among them what can lawyers do to save a defendant from himself the Una bomber suspect a bitterly opposed to his lawyers plans to claim that he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia a brought his trial to a halt this week first by repeated requests to fire his lawyers then by asking to serve As his own attorney. Kaczynski a competency to stand trial is As important to prosecutors As it is for his own lawyers said Peter Arabella professor of criminal Law at University of California at los Angeles. He blamed the government for the cases current dismal situation. A the Justice department is reaping what it sowed a said Arabella. A if the Justice department wants to execute a mentally ill killer they have to expect the on thursday Kaczynski suddenly announced through one of his attorneys that he wanted to represent himself because he a cannot endure hearing himself described As a madman. Then authorities said that Kaczynski had tried to hang himself in his jail cell. His attorney Judy Clarke called the situation a tragedy at its is Kaczynski competent for trial probably. Experts said the Standard is so minimal he is almost certain to qualify. All that is required is a rational understanding of the proceedings and charges against him and the ability to consult with his lawyers. But self representation is a different question. Then the Issue of Kaczynski a competency is Likely to put the Legal system to a critical test. Protestant militants to stay in talks Belfast Northern Ireland apr Britain Stop official for Northern Ireland walked into a maximum Security prison Friday to make a face to face Appeal for peace to men who had murdered catholics. In return for the unprecedented move protestant militants promised to remain in peace talks. Northern Ireland Secretary to Mowlam was lambasted by some politicians and victims of the sectarian violence for the visit. Still she insisted that a talking is the Only Way Forward Tow Ard peace in the troubled province. Mowlam spent nearly 3v2 hours in Maze prison sitting Down with members of the outlawed Ulster defense association. The meeting took place in one of the prisons a shaped cell blocks where the Walls Are decorated with elaborate militant murals. One says a a satan a assassins with the picture of head stones in a graveyard. By going inside the Maze Mowlam won a reprieve for talks on the political future of Northern Ireland and dampened the threat that protestant and Catholic cease fires a which enabled the talks to occur in the first place a would break Down. For your Day pick three 2-9-2 Day pick four 5-6-1-6 night pick three 2-7-1 night pick four 8-3-3-4 Bonus match five 13-16-20-22-36 Bonus 28pennsylvania daily three 4-5-5 big four 8-7-3-4 wild card lotto 4-15-16-22-23-34 wild card number 41west Virginia daily three 6-8-4 daily four 9-0-9-2 Cash 25 2-6-7-9-18-24�?~puff daddy cancels concerts London apr British fans will be missing him. Sean a puff daddy Combs has cancelled two sold out con n. Certs next week go ply in Central eng in the and we a Quot news dons Wembley it Zzz Arena because he a sick. A Iii be missing you a his bestselling tribute to slain rapper the notorious b.i.g., Wras the third biggest seller in Britain last year. A puff daddy has unfortunately been taken ill and is currently in the United states under the care of his the promoters said. They said he was exhausted after a . believes Abc made mistake new York apr Chevy Chase says Abc made a mistake in firing Norm Macdonald from the satirical news segment of a saturday night to guide quoted the a is Nln Veteran As saying Macdonald was the funniest newscaster on a weekend updated since Well himself. A i think he a the first Guy quite frankly a and i done to mean to sound egotistical a but since i did it a that seems to w ant to take a stand and look you directly in the Eye and say it and who makes me laugh a Chase said in the magazines latest Issue. A i done to tune in to the show that much to be honest with you. But i do love Norm. I think he a terrific on Macdonald said wednesday he was fired As Anchorman of the not so serious news sketch but still will appear in other parts of the , wife donate $1 million Norfolk a. Apr Bui Gates and his wife Melinda have donated $1 million to a Charity that provides surgery to poor disfigured children. Operation smile said it will use the donation for a project to help youngsters in China and that a just the beginning. Charles b Wang chairman of the software company computer associate donated even More $10 million. Gates Learned about operation smile from Wang Microsoft corp. Spokesman John Dinette said thursday. A ifs a great organization and they do wonderful things a Pinette said. A Bill and Melinda were Happy to be Able to provide them with some financial Book Jan. To 1998 today is the 10th Day of 1998 and the 21st Day of Winter. Today a history on this Day in 1870, John d. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil. On this Day in 1956, Elvis Presley began his first recording session in Nashville. On this Day in 1994, Lorena Bobbitt went on trial in Manassas va., for allegedly cutting off her husbands Penis. Today a birthdays Ethan Allen 1739-1789patriot George Washington Carver 1864-1943inventor educator Robinson Jeffers 1887-1962poet Ray Bolger 1904-1987dancer Singer Sherrill Milnes 1935-operatic baritone is 63 Willie Mccovey 1938-baseball great is 60 Rod Stew Art 1945-Singer is 53 George Foreman 1949-Boxer actor is 49. Today a sports on this Day in 1991, Judy Sweet became the first woman to be elected Mcaa president. Today a quote a an Ideal wife is any woman who has an Ideal a Booth Tarkington today a Moon Between first Quarter Jan. 5 and full Moon Jan. 12. 1998 newspaper Enterprise Assn

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