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2A -- The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 29, 1996
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ined n court case
The Minnesota Daily knuckles at the time h
Minnesota Daily Editor in Chief Knutson with a heavyi
Michele Ames was found in contempt Knutson is claiming he
of court and fined $250 per day for in self-defense.
refusing to produce unpublished photo- Prosecutors did not r
-graphs. mendation as to what sa
' Hennepin County District Judge John should make against
Stanoch said the fines will stop as soon as Daily. Stanoch told Ar
thti jury enters deliberations in'the felony room of newspaper em
"assault trial of Kieran Frazier Knutson. ruling was difficult.
"" The contempt of court charge will "Outside of some cri
remain until Stanoch lifts it in a sepa- were pretty ugly, this
-'iate hearing. case I've done," Stano
"Some might argue that it was too room, adding that thisis
light, some too heavy," Ames said of has cited anyone in co
the punishment. "I don't think many during his five years a:
people who would argue the fine was An appellate court d
too light would enjoy standing before a last week, ordered Sta
j tdge and directly disobeying him." the photos from ther
--:,During the hearing, Ames, looking paper's appeal to the
upset, paused for a few minutes before preme Court was deni
telling the judge she would not hand Attorney Marshall To
over the photos because she believed ing The Minnesota Da
the First Amendment was being vio- because the reasoning
lated. late court was not clea
"Like any other person in this coun- the photos be produce
ry I want to believe the system works," But Stanoch said tha
Ames said. "It was very painful to rec- crepancy, he must fo
ognize that for us it didn't work." court's order.
Hennepin County attorneys subpoe- It is uncertain if the p
naed the newspaper's photos more than to the U.S. Supreme C
two years ago following a fight be- "Obviously it's a re
tween Knutson and Daniel Simmer, who The Minnesota Daily,'
°some have labeled a neo-Nazi. my opinion it's a rea
Prosecutors hoped the pictures might citizens of this state."
,show if Simmer was wearing brass - Distributed by thet

e was struck by
metal flashlight.
e struck Simmer
make any recom-
netions the court
The Minnesota
mes and a court-
nployees that the
minal cases that
is the toughest
ch told the court-
s the first time he
ntempt of court
s a judge.
ecision, released
noch to demand
newspaper. The
Minnesota Su-
ed Tuesday.
anick, represent-
aily, argued that
from the appel-
.r, the order that
d was not valid.
t despite the dis-
Ilow the higher
paper will appeal
ally sad day for
Ames said. "In
illy sad day for
University Wire.

Teen-ager leads police on bus chase
TABOR CITY, N.C. - A 13-year-old boy took off in a school bus and led police
on a chase, trying to run patrol cars.off the road as he drove 90 miles through parts
of two states.
The youth drove as fast as the bus would go, which isn't very fast because North
Carolina school buses have mechanical speed limiters.
"We went 46 mph the whole time," said Tabor City police officer L.D. Jame
"But I'll tell you, that boy could drive that thing. He was crazy."
At some points during the middle-of-the-night chase, the youth tried to run
patrol cars off the road, driving from side to side, and drove with the bus lights off,
police Chief R.V. Wooster said.
He took the bus from South Columbus High School, near his home in Tabor
City, at about 1 a.m. Saturday. The keys apparently were left in the bus.
Police followed the bus into South Carolina and down to Myrtle Beach, where
it turned back toward North Carolina.
The bus eventually turned into a driveway at West Brunswick High School in
Shal lotte, about 30 miles southeast of Tabor City. The gate was closed so the driver
parked, set the emergency brake and stepped out of the bus.
"When he came off that bus, he was smiling and laughing," James said.

House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said the efforts to reach a budget
compromise with President Clinton were hopeless.
Senate leaders push
forA- balanced budget


Continued from Page 1A
on several occassions. Schultz also
trained at the facility.
Swimmers, including freshman Jenny
Kurth and sophomore Karen Bunting,
remember visiting Schultz at his house
on a few occassions. Their contact with
du Pont was slightly more limited.
"He let us come in and train on his
estate," Kurth said. "He would come in
and check on us from time to time."
,Many of the swimmers and coaches
remembered du Pont as an eccentric.
"He was always a little strange," Kurth
said. "I always thought he was a little
mentally unstable, but I would never ex-
pect him to do something like this."
Head coach Jim Richardson said du
,Pont was a high-profile figure in the
swimming community.
"Most of us in swimming have met
John because he has given a lot of
money to the sport," Richardson said.
In addition, du Pont had received
numerous honors and awards from the
Anierican Swimming Coaches Asso-
ciation. As a millionaire, du Pont funded

the training of many Olympic swim-
mers and wrestlers.
DuPont's Foxcatcher National Train-
ing Center was built right on his estate
andwas the sight ofthe Michigan swim-
mers' training for several years.
During that time, some swimmers
noted du Pont arriving at the practice
facility intoxicated.
"Since I've left, the stories I've heard
about (du Pont) have been getting
stranger and stranger," said assistant
coach Chrissi Hill.
The Associated Press reported that
Schultz, 36, who won an Olympic gold
medal in 1984, worked as a coach at du
Pont's 14,000-square-foot Foxcatcher
National Training Center while train-
ing for a comeback at this summer's
Games in Atlanta. Several other wres-
tlers also lived on the estate, and others
traveled there each day to train.
Du Pont is a great-great grandson of
E.I. du Pont, the French-born industri-
alist who founded the chemical com-
pany. As one of hundreds of heirs to the
family fortune, he was worth an esti-
mated $46.2 million in 1985, the AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress
should make another try at a balanced
budget compromise before resorting to
the piecemeal approach of limited sav-
ings and tax cuts being promoted by
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, two
Senate leaders said yesterday.
"I think we're close enough," said
Senate Majority Whip Trent Lott (R-
Miss.) citing what he said was growing
support in the Senate for a bipartisan
plan to balance the budget over seven
Gingrich (R-Ga.) last week said the
effort to find common ground with
President Clinton on a balanced budget
was hopeless, and proposed attaching
up to $100 billion in savings and $29
billion in tax cuts to a bill raising the
nation's debt ceiling.
The administration, after showing
some initial interest, has become in-
creasingly negative to the idea of mak-
ing a "down payment" on eliminating
the federal deficit. '
Clinton on Saturday said congres-
sional Republicans, having failed to
win negotiating leverage through par-
tial government shutdowns, are now
trying to use the debt ceiling "as a way
to get their way."
Senate Democratic leader Tom
Daschle of South Dakota, appearing
with Lott on NBC's "Meet the Press,"
pressed that point, saying linking the
debt limit to spending and tax cuts was
"a big, big mistake. ... We shouldn't be
playing games with something as dev-

astating and destructive as this could
Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says
the nation faces default if the debt ceil-
ing, now at $4.9 trillion, isn't raised by
March 1. Clinton warned that if the
nation doesn't pay the interest on its
debt, the consequences would be higher
interest rates and tens of millions of
Americans not getting their Social Se-
curity checks.
Lott said there will have to be some
conditions on the debt ceiling bill to get
it through Congress, but he was not
enthused about Gingrich's down pay-
ment idea. "I think that's too small. I
think we need to do more. We can do
Republicans have been courting con-
servative Democrats in hopes of put-
ting together a strong majority for a
compromise plan and Lott said there
was growing support in the Senate "in a
bipartisan coalition that has really come
up with a very realistic budget."
He said he was surprised when
Gingrich came out with his plan last
weekw"I don't know that he consulted
with or conferred with others in the
On Saturday, Gingrich said even if
Republicans and moderate Democrats
reached a compromise, Clinton might
veto it. At a town hall meeting in Geor-
gia, he again pitched his idea of using
the debt ceiling bill to make a "down
payment" toward a balanced budget.
"I don't think we'll have the kind of big
solution we hoped to have,with a big deal
with the president," Gingrich said. "But I
think we can get some specific things
done every month and I think we ought to
keep getting as much done as we can
without disrupting the process."

Two nuns killed by
disturbed worshipper
WATERVILLE, Maine- Fournuns
were beaten and stabbed after a prayer
service in their convent, and a man who
allegedly bludgeoned at least one of
them with a religious statue was in
Two of the nuns died and the other
two remained hospitalized yesterday.
"This may be one of the most heinous
crimes ever committed in Maine,"said
spokesperson Stephen McCausland of
the state Public Safety Department.
He said police did not know a motive
for the attacks Saturday evening at the
convent of the Servants of the Blessed
The Roman Catholic nuns had fin-
ished an evening prayer service Satur-
day when the intruder smashed the glass
on a locked door, opened it and walked
inside about 6 p.m. One of the women
was attacked in the chapel and the other
three in an adjacent part of the convent.
Mark Bechard, 37, of Waterville, who
had a history of mental problems, sur-
rendered without resistance when po-
lice arrived.

Bechard was using a religious statue
to beat the woman, police said.
Officers refused to identify the reli-
gious figure depicted by the figurine.
Town attempts to ban
toy strininacan
SOUTHINGTON, Conn. -By most
accounts, the aftermath resembled an
explosion in a Play-Doh factory-hard-
ened goo in hues of orange, pink and
blue stuck fast to everything that makes
Southington's town square a perfect
New England snapshot.
Kids of many ages wreaked havoc at
the Apple Harvest Festival one week-
end four months ago with Silly Strin
a non-toxic, chemical toy tw*
launched from aerosol cans.
Now Southington figures that if you
can't beat 'em, enjoin 'em. It's ready to
outlaw the stuff under most circum-
stances and smack a $99 fine on any-
one, kid or adult, caught with it.
"This product has no legitimate use,"
PoliceChiefWilliam Perry, whorequested
the ban, said sternly. "It's being manufac-
tured and sold with one purpose in m
- to annoy other people."

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Yeltsin surrounded
by hardliners as
reformers jump ship
MOSCOW -Some have been fired,
others have fled, but the exodus of re-
formers from Boris Yeltsin's entourage
may be pretty much over - there sim-
ply aren't that many liberals left.
Since Jan. 1, Yeltsin has fired Foreign
Minister Andrei Kozyrev and
privatization chiefAnatoly Chubais. And
four senior members of his Presidential
Council resigned to protest the tougher
policy toward rebels in Chechnya.
Most Russians and many Western
leaders are watching to see whether the
latest exit of reformers will lead to a
shift away from free-market reforms
and whether Yeltsin chooses warto end
the 13-month-old Chechen conflict.
Prime Minister Viktor
Chernomyrdin left yesterday for the
United States to reassure officials that
Russia remains committed to free-
market reforms. Chernomyrdin plans
to meet with President Clinton, con-
gressional leaders and bankers during
his four-day visit.

Yeltsin's move toward more authori-
tarian policies came after Communists
and right-wing nationalists won the most
votes in parliamentary elections in De-
cember and because millions of Russians
are unhappy with economic reforms.*
Colombian mayor
marries among tigers
BOGOTA, Colombia- lfpolitics is
a den of lions, why shouldn't a politi-
cian get married in the midst of seven
huge, ferocious carnivores?
A most unconventional politician did.
Bogota's philosopher-mayor tied
knot with seven Bengal tigers perch
aroundthem in the middle ofacircus tent.
For a country paralyzed by President
Ernesto Samper's refusal to resign de-
spite mounting evidence he financed his
candidacy with drug money, the wedding
was a welcome diversion.
Antanas Mockus and Adriana
Cordoba began with a pachydermic
entrance, riding into the big top on an
elephant, their matrimonial garb made
of the same burlap Colombians use
ship their coffee.
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