New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
World, National Briefs
Formbar Swiss president offers apology to Jews
BERN, Switzerland (AP) Switzerland's former president apologized today for calling Jewish demands for a Holocaust compensation lund “blackmail,” prompting the head of the World Jewish Congress to resume cooperating with the Swiss government.
But even as the government made its peace with Jewish groups, Switzerland’s biggest bank sank deeper into a scandal river the Jewish investments. Union Bank of Switzerland admitted Tuesday that it tried to destroy documents relating to transactions during the Nazi era. A security guard saved some of the documents and publicized the incident.
Jewish groups have called for a $250 million compensation fund for former Nazi victims as an appropriate response to allegations that Switzerland colluded with Hitler's Germany, siphoned off Jewish assets arid laundered Nazi gold
“I am very sorry that I offended your feelings as well as those of many other people concerned, particularly those of the Jewish community at large,” Jcan-Pascal Delamuraz, whose one-year term as president ended Jan I, wrote in a letter to WJC President Edgar Bronfman.
Tensions ovtr Serbian •factions still running high
BEl/iRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
In the two-month tussle over who won Serbia’s local elections, the opposition got pad of what it wanted a declaration that it captured the two largest cities, Belgrade and Nis.
But both the opposition and the United States were skeptical that President Slobodan Milosevic's ruling Socialists would really give in
Opposition leaders said they would continue their daily protests until their members actually take their seats in Belgrade, Nis and 12 other cities it won in Nov. 17 municipal elections.
“I believe nothing.” said Zoran Djindpc, who would be Belgrade's mayor if the opposition indeed takes the city "This is another attempt to buy time, We will continue our protests ”
U S State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said fuesday's announcements were a step in the right direction, but until the opposition takes its scats, "we’re just going to reserve any kind of commendation for (lit Belgrade government ”
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SPA< I < ENTER. Houston (AP) Astronaut John Blahs and his two Russian crew mates whooped it up today as the shuttle Atlantis crew floated into space station Mir to bong him borne Blaha, whose four-month flight aboard (he Russian station is coming to an end, shouted "Welcome!
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"It’s nice to see everybody,” an exuberant Blaha said, "Welcome to space station Mir."
The 54-ycar-old retired Air Force colonel and five-time space flier is being replaced by Dr. Jerry Linenger. Blaha patted Linenger on the back and hugged each of the other astronauts.
The group cheered and tore open packets of bread and salt — the traditional Russian welcome Kicking off a 4 1/2-month stay on Mir, the 41-year-old Linenger asked for seconds The nine space travelers came together after Atlantis docked with Mir 240 miles above Russia late Tuesday
California Judga ordara cannlbla club to reopen
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Customers of the Cannabis Cultivators Club can smoke marijuana, drink it or put it on spaghetti and most importantly for them, they can now buy it legally for the first time since the 1930s Protected by California’s recently passed Proposition 215 and a San Francisco judge's order, the club was to reopen today to sell to patients with prescriptions.
The first customer was to be a San f rancisco AIDS patient. The club has already received 200 prescriptions from doctors.
On Tuesday, club founder Dennis Peron showed off marijuana plants beginning to grow in the club basement and said the room would eventually be "a sea of green."
"We are going to sell the first legal marijuana in over 60 years in America," he said The club offers smokable pot at $5 to $60 for 3.5 grams, depending on the quality, Peron said, but "many of our patients can’t smoke or don’t want to smoke ”
So the club offers high-grade, pulverized marijuana in gel capsules, tinctures of marijuana soaked in 151-proof rum, pot-spiced pesto sauce and marijuana brownies
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BOULDER, Colo (AP) A supermarket tabloid agreed to return to authorities seven crime*scenc photos of slain 6-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, ending a court battle over further publication of the pictures
The Globe published five of the photos in the issue that hit newsstands Monday and Boulder County had sued to try to stop the
weekly from running any more.
The published photos show a garrote - a cord-wrapped stick that might have been used to strangle JonBenet and a rope around one of her wrists.
Whoever leaked the pictures could face theft charges, authorities have said. An investigation is under way into how the Globe obtained the photos
The (Boulder) Daily Camera, citing sources close to the investigation, reported that authorities expect to arrest a photo lab employee and an accomplice today in connection with the sale of the photos
Mike Kahane, a lawyer for the tabloid, said that under the agreement, "We deny all wrongdoing, we deny all liability."
The 1.3-million-circulation tabloid, based in Boca Raton, Fit., also reserves the right to republish any of the photos that ran Monday, and to publish any material it obtains in the future, he said.
Madeleine Mason, deputy county attorney, said the county was more concerned with the two photos The Globe did not run because authorities did not know what they showed.
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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) O.J. Simpson's defense rested, bul got no rest.
Soon after Simpson's lawyers wrapped up their 14-day case in the wrongful death trial Tuesday, the judge ruled against them on several issues and they were confronted with an aggressive rebuttal that highlighted some of the most damaging evidence
By the end of a tense day, defense lawyers were looking at last-minute depositions they didn't want to take, witnesses they didn't feel should testify and a possible appeal they didn’t think the judge should have forced them into.
The defense's roughest stretch came in the testimony of plaintiff photo expert (ierald Richards, former chief of the 'Ifs phoio-cxamination lab, who dismantled and dismissed the testimony of Simpson's photo expert about a picture taken by freelancer Harry hcull.
As jurors took copious notes, Richards, who returns today, said Wifnif WM new cine fi ti room cl vmi badly when he branded as a fake a photo of Simpson in the same kind of shoes as the killer's.
In the end, Richards said: "There's no doubt in my mind regarding the shoes in this photograph that they tiave not been altered or changed in any way H
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Israel, Palestinians reach deal on Hebron, West Bank
By NICOLAS B. TATRO
JERUSALEM (AP) — After months of tortuoui negotiation*, Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat shook hand* today over an agreement designed to jolt the peace process back to life with Israeli troop pullbacks from Hebron and rural areas of the West Bank The post-midnight talks at the border between the autonomous Gaza Stop arid Israel set the stage for a showdown later today in Israel’s 18-member Cabinet Approval, however, was expected with a margin of one or two votes, and Israel’s withdrawal from HO percent of the West Bank city of Hebron could come as early aa friday. Israeli and Palestinian sources said. Speed was considered important to limit the ability of extremists to create trouble "Bibi is a traitor." declared a banner on an Israeli bus in Hebron, unerring to Nomination nickname. It
was signed by the extremist anti-Arab group Each Netanyahu's most ardent past supporters the Jewish settlers of the West Bank and Caza were astounded by his commitment to pull out of parts of the West Bank as well.
"I sm very disappointed. Netanyahu wrote a book that said there should be no surrender to terrorism, and now he signed an agreement with a terrorist group," said Noam Amon, head of the 5(X) Jewish settlers who live among 130,OOO Palestinians in Hebron.
Palcstiniins in Hebron started preparations for the Israeli pullout. Using light-green paint, merchants blotted out political graffiti on storefront shutters in the downtown Bab lz*wiya area "ft is better for us because we will have the Palestinian police, and we will have our own authority," said Jawad Abu Eishe, a shoe store owner.
Arafat's Cabinet was expected to uluiy UM accord tonight without a
serious challenge, and the accord could be debated in the Palestinian legislative council Thursday. Israel's Knesset, or parliament, will take up the issue Thursday.
Arafat spokesman Nabil Abourderieh said a ceremonial signing would take place, possibly Friday, with representatives from Arab countries present
The accord left many questions unanswered.
In particular, there were loopholes about the extent of three further pullbacks in the West Bank, where Palestinians want to create an independent state
Palestinians, who currently control 27 percent of the West Bank, want 80 percent or more to be in the autonomy zone by the last withdrawal in mid-1998. Israel, however, has given no hint of how much additional land will be turned over, and it could be as little as IO percent as Netanyahu suggested to Jewish settlers earlier this mcmlLV)
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