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Tornadoes kill five in Tennessee, Arkansas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tornadoes tore
through Tennessee and Arkansas yesterday, blowing
out windows in hundreds of buildings and ripping off
roofs in downtown Nashville and splintering mobile
homes in rural areas.
No deaths were reported in Nashville, but four peo-
pie, including a little boy and his sister, were killed
before dawn by tornadoes in rural parts of Arkansas
and Tennessee. One person was killed when a twister
touched down in the evening in Tennesee near thes
Alabama border.
"People heard it but couldn't see it," Manila, Ark.,

firefighter Michael White said of the early-morning
twister that was cloaked by darkness and sheets of rain.
"It passed probably 400 yards from my house. There
was so much lightning and rain I didn't see anything."
A cold front that stretched from the Great Lakes to
the Mississippi Valley was responsible for yesterday's
severe weather across much of the South and Midwest.
The earlier storm hit Manila, in northeastern
Arkansas about 230 miles west of Nashville, about 3
a.m., killing Casey Lomax, 2 1/2, and Brittni Lomax,
5. Their parents were injured.
An hour later, a tornado spawned by the same storm
Continued from Page 1.

killed Paul and Peggy Kolwyck in Roellen, Ten.,
about 50 miles east of Manila. Their bodies were
found 200 to 250 feet from their trailer home, which
was torn apart.
One person died when a tornado hit Wayne County
on the Alabama border at about 6 p.m. No other
details were immediately available.
Yesterday afternoon two tornadoes struck
Nashville. About 100 people were injured, police and
emergency management officials said. A man who
was hit by a falling tree in Centennial Park was seri-
ously hurt.

Jones' threats real, but less menacing
WASHINGTON - There was no drum-banging celebration in Chile when
news reached President Clinton yesterday that Paula Jones will try to reinstate
the lawsuit whose dismissal caused him such glee in Africa two weeks ago.
But even though the case goes on, the political and legal threats are far less
menacing than they once were.
Jones's decision to appeal means that the sexual harassment claim that has bedo
iled Clinton for four years will continue to loom over him, probably for the rest of
1998 and possibly through the rest of his presidency. The longer it drags on, advisers
fear, the more it could taint his historical legacy.
Yet by most assessments, Jones' lawyers face an uphill battle in seeking to over-
turn U.S. District Judge Susan Wright, who threw out the suit on April 1 because
it raised "no genuine issues for trial." And as a political matter, strategists in both
parties believe Clinton has already weathered the worst damage the Jones case
could inflict on him and is unlikely to see his sky-high approval ratings hurt by
the appeal.
"Now she's a nuisance at best," said Dane Strother, a Democratic politic ]
consultant. "She's thrown everything out publicly. They've embarrassed
president a bit. But that's done. There's nothing else she can do. She

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more than two decades.
What RHA is "trying to do now is
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tainly haven't gone 25 years" without a
change, said Taylor, adding he would
like to see the group "being more out
there on campus doing things."
RHA has been involved in activities
such as the Eco-olympics, the
Environmental Theme Semester and a
variety of multicultural council events.
Garcia said he would like to use the
allocated money to see more programs
brought to the residence halls next year,
including self-defense programs,
speakers and leadership initiatives.
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LANSING (AP) - Flamboyant
attorney Geoffrey Fieger formally
entered the governor's race yesterday,
but said he won't quit defending assist-
ed suicide practitioner Jack Kevorkian
during the campaign.
He also said his first act as a
Democratic governor would be to do
away with an assisted suicide ban if the
Legislature passes one this year. And
he didn't stop there.
"I'll seek to do away with any of the
limits that restrict victims' rights to
bring lawsuits," said Fieger, who on
Wednesday won a $13 million judg-
ment for the family of a man who died
in the Lansing jail.
He also said he would repeal the
state law that heavily penalizes public
school teachers who strike and
pledged to strengthen environmental
laws to protect the Great Lakes from
Fieger, 47, has been protective, loud,
intimidating, theatrical, abrasive, foul-
mouthed and -- even his critics admit
- highly effective in defending
Kevorkian, who has taken part in at
least 100 deaths.
Continued from Page I
A similar counter-demonstration at a
1996 Ann Arbor Klan rally turned vio-
lent after demonstrators began throw-
ing rocks and other objects at police.
Police dressed in riot gear tear-gassed
hundreds of people at that rally.
That demonstration also drew
national attention after Keshia Thomas,
an 18-year-old student, kept protesters
from beating a man they thought was a
Klan sympathizer because his jacket
bore a Confederate-flag emblem.
This time, city officials expressed
hope for a peaceful demonstration.
"Two years ago, we were not pre-
pared as a community for the Klan,"
said mayor pro tem Christopher Kolb.
"We have learned our lesson."

Starr declines offer
for Pepperdine post
WASHINGTON - Independent
counsel Kenneth Starr said yesterday
that with "the end not yet in sight" for
his investigation, he has scrubbed his
plans of eventually taking a post at
Pepperdine University in California.
Facing reporters on the steps of the
federal courthouse, Starr also fired a
shot back at the Justice Department and
asserted that his office' could more
credibly investigate an Arkansas
woman's claims that Whitewater wit-
ness David Hale received money from
conservatives trying to discredit
President Clinton.
In a letter yesterday to Attorney
General Janet Reno every bit as point-
ed as the one he received last week
from Deputy Attorney General Eric
Holder Jr., Starr wrote that while his
office has "at most the appearance of a
conflict of interest" in investigating the
Hale claims, the Justice Department
"may have not only an appearance
problem but multiple actual conflicts of

Starr's unusual news conference was
the first of what he and his new public
information counselor, Charles Bakaly,
said will be more regular sessions with
reporters. Starr said he increasingly saw
the need to respond to what he called
"misinformation" about the indepen-
dent counsel's office, even as he trie4
conduct the investigation in secret.
KKK spreads racist
notes via newspapers
SAN FRANCISCO -The most mil-
itant wing of the Ku Klux Klan has a
new tactic to spread its racist message -
wrapping leaflets around free local
papers and delivering them door to door,
to the dismay of both publishers and c
There may be little either can do to
stop the leaflets, which have been dis-
tributed in California. Pennsylvania,
Texas and North Carolina.
The latest incident came this week in
Santa Rosa, Calif., where residents woke
up to find the Classified Gazette,
sheathed in an epithet-laced KKK leaflet
vowing to "deport every African back to
Africa where they belong."


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Clinton praises
Chilean partnership
SANTIAGO, Chile - In the same
presidential palace where socialist
President Salvador Allende died in a
CIA-encouraged military coup near-
ly 25 years ago, President Clinton
yesterday hailed the "tides of
change" that have converted Chile
into a "partner and friend for the
United States."
Clinton met at La Moneda palace
with Chilean President Eduardo
Frei at the start of a state visit
focused on themes similar to those
he pursued in Africa last month -
trade, education, the environment
and access to credit for aspiring
With Chile and other Latin
American states, as with Russia,
Vietnam and Angola, Clinton has
sought throughout his presidency to
dismantle the sour legacy of the
Cold War and rethink the nature of
U.S. relations with other countries.
In Frei, he said, he has found a
leader who fully shares his views.

Clinton praised "the astonishing
record established by Chile in the
past few years in economic and
political terms." Frei said his visi
Washington last year and Clinto
reciprocal visit here "reflect the new
level of maturity that relations
between our two countries have
Treaty may free N.
Ireland criminals
GREYSTEEL, Northern Ireland
If the newly reached peace accord or
Northern Ireland doesn't collapse, 440
criminals, including gunmen and
bombers now serving life terms for
multiple murders of unarmed civilians,
will likely be out on the street again by
June 2000. And if the Ulster Freedom
Fighters, Protestant paramilitaries who
have been holdouts in the peace
process, commit to a cease-fire, the
four sentenced to life in 1995 for the
"trick or treat" massacre could w
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