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ANCHORAGE — No dam-age or injuries were report-
ed after an earthquake witha preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook
The quake was centered about 31miles west southwest of Anchorage, said
Roger Hansen, a seismologist at the
Alaska, Earthquake Information Center,
At Tundra Arts, a gift shop in down-
town Anchorage, owner Kasey Correiasaid carvings and a ceramic figure fell to
the floor but were not damaged.
"There was a lot of rattling," Correiasaid. "It was hairy. We're still startled
dies at 64
LOS ANGELES — L: Jef-frey Selznick, a film and
television producer whosefamily has been involved in the busi-
ness almost from the beginning of Hol-lywood, has died. He was 64.
Selznick suffered a heart attack dur-ing a business meeting in Los Angeles,
said his brother, Daniel.
In 1989, ^elznick and his brother
were the executive producers of "TheMaking of a Legend-VGone With the
Wind,"' a Peabody Awara-winning doc-
umentary that helped mark the 50thanniversary of "Gone With the Wind."
Their father, David O. Selznick, pro-duced that film, ^
Their mother, Irene Mayer Selzaiick,took/up producing plays on Broadway
after divorcing their father in 1948.Among her hits: "A Streetcar Named
Desire," "6ell> Book and Candle" and"The Chalk Garden/'
In France, Jeffrey Selznick producedAlexandra Astruc's"Longue Marche,"
about Resistance fighters in southwest
fVance in 1944. In England, he alsoproduced Andrew Sinclair's "Breaking
of Bimbo," a comedy about a militarycadet. ' -.<"'.'• •' "'-.' ', •.'•• -"• '': .
TACOMA — Will Baker,won't you please go home?
A neighborhood activistwho was thrown in jail for disrupting a
City Council meetiflg-dn April 29 has thePierce County sheriffs office singing a
decidedly unhappy tune.
Baker^refuses to leave jail unless thecity drops a disorderly conduct charge
against him and apologizes.
The jail is overcrowded, "and here is abed that could be used by a violent crim-
inal," sheriffs spokesman Curt Bensonsaid. "Instead, we have him up there oc-
cupying the space because he's having adisagreement with the City Council of
Someone offered to pay Baker's, $125
bond, but he refused to sign for, it* andthe donor rescinded the offer. Baker was
offered a release on his personal recog-nizance, but he refused to sign those pa-
v Jail employees can't recommend orarrange for bond services, Benson said,
but did provide Baker access to a tele-phone and phone book. They even left
his jail door open for an hour Saturdaynight so he could make some calls.
Nothing doing.Baker's next court appearance is set
for May 29.
n •» j is f • • The Associated PressDr. Rodolf® Cona groses with a reeanstryctod 6-foot head of 6§ganoto$aurus in the Academy off Hatyrai
Science in Philadelphia. Cora, a paleontologist with the Carmen Funes Huseum in Meu^enr A
excavated the 47-foot-bng, 100 milgion-year-old dinosaur. The skeleton wifi lie on display this
City Coyncil approves
DALLAS — Doggie drop-pings left on a neighbor's
lawn could land some petowners in, deep doo^dpo.
The City Council enacted a "pooperscooper"ordinance tftat includes fines
of up to $50 for pet owners whose dogdroppings end up anywhere but their
Clitics ridiculed the measure as unen-forceable, and city staffers acknowl-
edged that it could take days to investi*gate complaints.
But Craig McDahiel, who drafted theordinance, said it's time for Dallas to
join other cities that protect residentsfrom foul Substances. He conceded that
the law won't be vigbrously enforced.
Excited painter captures
suspect but loses his job
BIRMINGHAM — DavidWagnor paid a high igpce
for being a hero.Wagner* an auto painter, forgot about
work and forgot he was in a customer'scar when he chased down a bank rob-
bery suspect. FBI Agent Ron Webbhailed him a herb but Wagnor went
home unemployed. 0
"I lost my job because I made my boss
lose a lot of money,'' Wagnor said. "Notone car got painted, and we could have
been sued because I was in a customer's
car. I had to quit. But it just makes mesick."
Wagnor was opening the shop, Ameri-can Auto Painting, when he saw a bleed-
ing man run by with an off-duty policeofficer in close pursuit.
The father of four took off after theman in the customer's car, then chased
him on foot, "tackled him and held himuntil police got there," Wagnor said af-
ter the man's arrest.
Amusement park's pool
closed after worker dies
KISSIMMEE — A mainte-
nance worker was decapi-tated after becoming
caught in a turbine pump at an amuse-ment park wave pool.
Ifo visitors saw the accident, whichhappened inside a building at Water Ma-
nia, near Orlando. Henry Williamson,57, was killed in the machinery that col-
lects air to form waves.
The wave pool was closed afterward
and bathers were told to get out of thewater because of a "technical problem."
•' •' ' }Residents of Gay Head
'••.•" • * '• ; . ; . • . • - -o'- ; m -• •:-.'•-changing to Indian name
GAY HEAD — The bright-ly (colored cliffs'-may have
inspired the name of thistown in the late 19th century^ but an In-
dian tribe that now calls it home thinksit's time for a change. ; V
Residents voted to drop Gay Head infavor of the area's original Indian name:
Aquinrah (ufc-KWIN-ah), which means
^"land under the hill." The vote was 791-
White explorers came up with GayHead, presumably because of the
ly colored cliffs overlooking
Sound. The town on Martha's Vineyardwas incorporated in 1870.
It is now home to AquinnaJh Wampan-oag, an Indian tribe that gamed federal
recognition, hi 1987. Selectman DaMdVanderhoop said a£out half the resi-
dents are members of the tribe, which
led the. push for the name change.
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Flap about bird feeder
forces owner to court
NEW ROCHELLE —You've heard of the Bird-
man of Alcatraz? He couldbe joined soon by the bird woman of
Westchester County. *
A dispute between neighbors has a
woman looking at a possible $250 fine or15 days in jail. Her offense? Placing a
standard-si|ed bird feeder in her backyard without getting a permit frbm this
New York City suburb,
"If it's a crime to feed birds, then theyare going to, have jto put me'm jail,'' said*
Suzanne Levy, who was hauled intocourt last week. "I'hi amazed that City
Hall could take this much time to comeafter me when I'm only doing what eight
out of 1Q Americans do."
The neighbor who complained, Joyce
Alfano, said the probtein is not the bird t
feeder but the way pigeons^ather anddecorate the neighborhood. '.;'•'
"We bad to power-vvash/the side pf thehouse to get the droppings off," Alfano
•said.' :. .;. -V..; . -'." ' •: •.'• '•;-: ''. ' .'.-••'> ; '
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