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Police find evidence in sniper case
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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) - An FBI analyst
who assessed terrorist threats was identified yester-
day as the ninth person killed by the Washington-area
sniper, shot in the head in an attack investigators say
has yielded the most detailed clues yet.
For the first time, witnesses were able to give infor-
mation about license plates on vehicles seen fleeing the
scene, including a light-colored Chevrolet Astro van
with a burned-out rear taillight. A law enforcement
official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said
another witness gave a description of a dark-skinned,
possibly Hispanic or Middle Eastern, man in a white
Law enforcement sources said there were no indica-
tions the sniper targeted 47-year-old Linda Franklin
because of her job. She worked for the FBI's Cyber-
Crimes Division, created last year to focus on comput-
er crimes as well as intellectual property cases.
Montgomery County (Md.) Police Chief Charles
Moose, the head of the investigation, emphasized
that Franklin was not working on the sniper case.
Franklin, a 47-year-old mother of two grown chil-
dren, was killed Monday night as she and her husband
loaded packages into their convertible in the parking lot
outside a Home Depot at the Seven Corners Shopping
Center. Ballistics evidence yesterday connected the
sniper to the slaying.
"Linda was a dedicated employee, and she will be
missed," said FBI Director Robert Mueller. "All of us
are deeply shocked and angry over this tragedy."
An FBI chaplain at Franklin's Arlington home said
Franklin and her husband were planning to move Fri-
day to another home in the area and were at Home
Depot to buy supplies for the move and the new house.
Robert Young, a Washington construction worker,
returned to the shopping center yesterday to talk with
police. He said he heard a muffled gunshot and saw a
Young said as he backed his truck out of his parking
spot, a white Astro van with two men inside tried to
turn into his lane. He said the driver appeared very agi-
tated to find his way blocked and instead drove by a
neighboring Chinese restaurant and out of sight.
Young described the driver as a short man of slight
build who appeared to be Mideastern. He said, "I got
a good look at the guy."
The driver "seemed to be excessively irritated
because he couldn't pull into my lane," he said. "I
thought this fool was going to want to get out of
the van and duke or something. But he didn't. He
kept on going."
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Millions expected to vote in Iraq election
Stuffimg ballots into boxes by the fistful, citizens in Saddam Hussein's hometown
of massive compounds and narrow lanes joined millions of other Iraqis yesterday for
a vote choreographed as a show of support for their leader.
"All Iraq is for Saddam. He is our leader and our father," said one voter, showing
off a ballot stamped "eyes" in a thumbprint of blood.
Surface-to-air missile batteries and artillery outside Saddam's hometown, Tikrit,
underscored the other message in Iraq's one-candidate presidential referendum: defi-
ance of the United States in the face of possible war over Iraq's alleged weapons of
"I came to put my paper in the box and to say I don't want America to come here,
and to say I hate Bush, because he wants to attack me," Ahmed Jawad, a parasitolo-
gist, said in a village outside Tikrit.
Iraq projected more than 11 million of Saddam's 22 million people would turn
out for the referendum. The vote was a "yes" or "no" on Saddam's staying presi-
dent for another seven years and on continuing the coup-installed, three-decade
reign of his party. The White House dismissed the one-man race. "Obviously, it's
not a very serious day, not a very serious vote and nobody places any credibility
on it," press secretary Ari Fleischer said in Washington.
Sharon stands firm against Arafat, visits U.S.
In advance of a White House visit, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urged
Palestinians on Monday to overthrow their leadership, calling it a "despotic
regime that is leading you from failure to failure."
Sharon's unyielding stance with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has won
the broad endorsement of President Bush, who has also called for Arafat to
be replaced. But Sharon, making his seventh White House visit in 18
months, could face hard questions from a U.S. administration that has chas-
tised him for failing to follow through with pledges to ease blockades and
curfews imposed on many Palestinian cities.
In the West Bank after nightfall Monday, Israeli forces shot and killed two
Palestinians, Palestinian security officials said. The officials, speaking on condi-
tion of anonymity, said the two were members of the violent Islamic Jihad. The
Israeli military had no immediate comment.
Sharon, who left Israel early yesterday and meets Bush in Washington today,
has defended the security measures as essential to prevent, or at least limit, Pales-
tinian suicide bombings and shooting attacks.
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Dr. Oliver J. Williams, Executive Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the
African American Community, is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social
Work at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He has worked in the field of
domestic violence for more than 20 years. He has been a child welfare and delinquency
worker, worked in battered women's shelters, and developed and conducted counseling on
partner abuse treatment programs. Dr. Williams' research and publications have centered
on creating effective service delivery strategies that will reduce the violent behavior among
African Americans. Dr. Williams also serves on several national advisory boards focused on
the issue of domestic violence.
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group will disband
Indonesia's most violent Muslim
extremist group announced yesterday
that it was disbanding in what
appeared to be the first sign that the
government is getting serious about
cracking down on Islamic extremism
in the wake of the deadly bombing of a
The announcement by the group,
Laskar Jihad, came as Indonesian offi-
cials interrogated a security guard and
another man about the nightclub
bombing, and said traces of C-4 plas-
tic explosive were found at the scene.
Also, the accused ringleader of a sepa-
rate extremist network,-linked to al-
Qaida, said he would submit to police
The blast killed nearly 200 people,
mostly foreign tourists, and has led to
mounting international pressure on
Indonesia to crack down on al-Qaida
terrorists and local allies blamed for
ImClone founder says
he is guilty of charges
ImClone Systems founder Sam
Waksal pleaded guilty yesterday to
bank fraud and conspiracy in an
insider trading scandal that threatens
Martha Stewart and her home deco-
In an unusual. move, prosecutors
also said they are investigating a pre-
viously undisclosed sale of $30 mil-
lion in ImClone stock by a Waksal
associate that may result in new
insider trading charges.
Waksal's guilty plea in U.S. Dis-
trict Court was the second in the
investigation of insider trading on
ImClone stock. An assistant to Stew-
art's stock broker pleaded guilty this
month to a misdemeanor charge and
agreed to testify against people
charged in the case.
Waksal did not implicate Stewart,
and his plea was not part of an agree-
ment to cooperate with prosecutors.
Florida coalition aims
to up smoking rules
Each year since his mother died of
cancer in 1992, Martin Larsen
pressed state lawmakers to toughen
Florida's anti-smoking laws. Rebuffed
repeatedly, he and his allies decided
to go straight to the voters, and victo-
ry is now within sight. Like anti-
smoking activists in three other
states, Larsen's coalition tried a previ-
ously uncommon strategy this year -
launching a petition drive to put a
tobacco-related proposal on the Nov.
5 ballot. In each state, activists hope
voters will endorse steps that law-
makers declined to take.
Larsen is chairman of the campaign
supporting Amendment 6, which would
ban smoking in virtually all workplaces,
including restaurants. His coalition col-
lected more than a half-million signatures
to make the ballot; a recent poll showed
the measure with 2-to-1 support.
- Compiled from Daily wire reports.
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