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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Joplin, Missouri Thursday december 9,1999 world nation the Joplin Globe 5a Lockerbie trial postponed prosecutors want witnesses to testify in disguise the associated press Camp zeist Netherlands a a scottish judge ruled wednesday that two libyans must face conspiracy charges in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing while prosecutors said they wanted some of their witnesses a including intelligence agents and a libyan informant a to testify in disguise. A the judge postponed the Start of the trial until May 3 to give the de flight 103 Over Scotland. In a bid to Ena International sanctions libyan Leader Moa mar Qadhafi agreed to have them tried under scottish Law in a Neutral third country and they were handed Over in Panl. The hearings Are being held at Camp zeist a former . Military Airfield in the Netherlands declared scottish Sovereign territory for the duration of the trial which is expected to last at least a year. The suspects allegedly libyan intelligence operatives Are charged with murder conspiracy to commit murder and breaches of Britain a aviation Security act in the bombing which killed 259 people aboard the Jet and 11 on the ground in the lense time to prepare its Case after the Village of Lockerbie Cuc Noi Tco 1 a if convicted they face up to life imprisonment in Scotland a highest be a suspects lawyers complained they had received notice of hundreds of prosecution witnesses and pieces of evidence Only since october. A in a glimpse of the colossal Challenge facing both Legal teams the defense said at a pretrial hearing that the Revere 1,127 witnesses and 2,347 pieces of evidence in the Case file so car. It was the second postponement in the trial of Abdel Basset Ali Al Mezrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fahimah originally scheduled to begin last june then delayed the first time to feb. 2. The new delay pushes the Start of the trial to More than a year after Libya surrendered the two men to stand trial for the deaths of 270 peo ele a including 189 americans filled in the bombing of pan am Gore refuses to Rule out future tax increases the associated press Washington a vice president a1 Gore who spent the past week hammering Bill Bradley for refusing to Rule out future tax increases declined wednesday to make his own no new taxes pledge. A nobody has a Crystal Ball a Gore said. A a in a willing to say that under current economic circumstances i have no intention of proposing any tax increase a Gore told reporters during an unusual Campaign Stop. At the cigarette smoke filled cube Stop Cate Gore sent Bradley his opponent for the democratic presidential nomination an email questioning Bradley a stand on strengthening medicare. Amid a blistering Battle by press release Between Gore and Bradley on the question of raising taxes a reporter asked the vice president if he was willing now to swear off tax increases even if under a Gore presidency Federal budget surplus projections fail to materialize Ana he is otherwise unable to pay for his programs. In reply Gore characterized his position As a looking at the future of Seal policy and imagining All kinds of different circumstances that can come up and saying that Well you know you have to have flexibility on the fiscal pressed to clarify that he was not ruling out tax increases under whatever future turn the Economy May take Gore replied a a in a ruling them out under circumstances that approximate what we have Republican presidential hopeful Steve Forbes weighed in from the Campaign Trail saying Gore was a trying to be Clinton esque Forbes added a if you done to take a firm hard pledge against raising taxes it Means you Al take the first excuse to do Gore has tried to score Points against Bradley on the politically perilous tax Issue after Bradley raised the possibility of tax increases in an interview with the Washington Post last week. Bradley told the Post that getting health insurance to 95 percent of americans would be such a priority in a Bradley administration that if future economic growth failed to meet projections he would consider raising taxes or cutting other programs before abandoning his health Agenda. Gore and his Campaign seized on Bradley a hypothetical musing As a tax increase a a proposal and evidence that Bradley a a plan is too expensive to fit within a balanced budget. Bradley the former senator from new Jersey has said head use the projected Federal budget surplus to pay for his $65-billion-per-year health plan. Gores Campaign also rely on the surplus which economists have warned May not materialize if the government continues its spending trends. Blocks away from cafe Republican National committee chairman Jim Nicholson staged his own news conference to highlight the gop presidential candidates signed pledges to oppose a any and ally tax increases. Purity prison. Scotland has no death penalty. The defense tried unsuccessfully to get the conspiracy charge dropped on the grounds that the bombing Nad not been planned in Scotland. But the judge lord Ranald Sutherland a scottish High court Justice ruled that scottish courts have jurisdiction. A when. A crime of the utmost Gravity has been conspired abroad it appears to me quite illogical to say that we cannot put the conspirators on trial in Scotland even though the conspiracy has been entered into abroad a he said. However Sutherland did Grant the defense a request for More time to prepare their Case. A it is abundantly Clear from the nature of the evidence. That the preparation of the defense Case is of exceptional difficulty a the judge said. David Ben Aryeh a spokesman for the relatives of Lockerbie victims in Britain said that Given the enormity of the Case a it is Only right that the defense be Given the right time to Sutherland rejected a prosecution request to guarantee witnesses the option of shielding their identities from the Public by showing up in disguise. The judge said such requests must be considered on a Case by Case basis. Scottish solicitor general Colin Boyd the Lead prosecutor said the measure was necessary for a number of witnesses who Are or once were working for intelligence agencies in the United states and Europe. One was identified As a former cd a informant living in the United states under the Federal witness Protection program. Boyd said the Many a family still in Libya had been shown on state controlled libyan television demanding he be put to death. A this is a very serious Point Here a said Boyd. A we Are talking about the lives of individuals not just their lives but of their families and those they come in Contact defense counsel Bill Taylor warned that incognito testimony could impede Cross examination. The Missouri department of natural resources Der and the United states environmental Protection Agency Epa invite you to attend a Public information meeting about the Newton county the site. The Public meeting will be on thursday december 9th at 6 30 . At the Holiday inn 1-44 and Angeline in Joplin the primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the formation of a Community advisory group. Der and Epa value your input. We want to help you understand technical information related to cleaning up the Newton county Wells site by aiding the Community in starting a Community advisory group. If you Are interested in becoming a member of an ongoing working group to study the site and share Community input into the cleanup process please attend the meeting. In addition the meeting will present information about the superfund technical assistance Grant tag program a tag provides Grants of $50,000 to eligible communities to hire Independent technical advisors. Hattie Thomas of Epa will give information regarding applying for the tag. The Newton county the site which includes Saginaw Silver Creek and the fag bearings facility has been proposed for the National priorities list nil. A site update will be presented at the meeting. 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A As police prepared to hand Over their investigation of the fort Gibson school shooting to prosecutors another wounded student was Back at Home wednesday to continue recovering from mondays Campus shooting. A 13-year-old student opened fire on schoolmates at the Middle school before classes began monday. Four students were shot. A fifth student was Hurt by a Ricochet Bullet. With his arms strapped to his body 12-year-old Brad Schindel has to depend on others to eat open doors and for the Basic necessities. But the seventh grader who was shot in the arms is doing Well and taking Comfort in friends who visit Richard Schindel said about his son. A a he a enjoying things but he a blocking things out a Schindel said. A we just More or less have talked about what happened. He does no task much a just asks Brad had considered the boy who wounded him a Friend. Students say the teen Ager walked under a tree pulled a gun out of his Backpack and fired until there were no More bullets. Two students remained hospitalized wednesday. A 12-year-old girl shot in the face was upgraded to Good condition and a 13-year-old boy shot in the leg also was in Good condition. Authorities and the accused shooters lawyer have refused to release his name because of his age and because charges have not been filed but fellow students have identified him As Seth Trickey. The 9mm semiautomatic handgun that the teen Ager used was his fathers police said. Classes have resumed in the Middle school building. Police chief Richard Slader said the investigation at the school was finished and he expected to give the District attorneys office a report within a Day. District attorney John David Luton said he will decide whether to charge the teen Ager As an adult once he determines which charges Are necessary. A a it a certainly something in a considering and thinking about a Luton said. Slader said the teen agers parents have not granted permission for a police interview. 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