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Prosecutors rest; defense stillgoing


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From Daily Wire Servies
LOS ANGELES - Vividly demon-
strating the strange burly burly that has
overcome the murder trial of O.J.
Simpson in its closing days, prosecu-
tors rested their rebuttal case yesterday
even though Simpson's lawyers have
yet to conclude their main case.
In court, most of the day was devoted
to a last exchange of blows over an FBI
shoe-print specialist who delivered im-
portant testimony for the prosecution
and who sparred yesterday with de-
fense lawyer Barry Scheck.

Having spent two days debunking the
defenseposition that imprints at the crime
scene might suggest a second assailant,
Agent William Bodziak weathered
Scheck's sarcastic cross-examination,
intended partly to restore confidence in
defense expert Henry Lee, whose testimony
was the object of Bodziak's criticism.
Outside court, Simpson attorney
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. predicted testi-
mony would conclude this week and
closing arguments would commence
next Tuesday-coincidentally, the one
year anniversary of jury selection.

Scientists hope to grow breast implants
While lawyers brawl over the dangers of silicone breast implants, scientists are
exploring a startling procedure that creates natural tissue inside breasts -in effect
a "grow your own" alternative.
The experimentation is years behind other substitutes for silicone implants that
use fats or vegetable oils, but it is the only method that doesn't leave foreign
substances in the body.
Silicone has been blamed by hundreds of thousands of women for serious
immune system diseases, causing lengthy and fractious legal cases.
"We've been trying to outsmart the body's immune system. These fellows have
come up with a concept that works with it," said James Martin, research director
at Carolinas Medical Center.
The experiments were begun last fall at the Charlotte, N.C.-based hospital and
at the University.
If early work on laboratory animals succeeds, the researchers, within 3-5 years,
will remove a tissue sample from somewhere in a woman's body, use it to grow
additional cells in the lab, then implant the cells in the woman's breast. There they
should multiply and mature into real breast tissue.
The aim is to help women who have undergone mastectomies after breast
cancer. But the method also could be used for cosmetic breast enlargements.


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Congress wrangles
with park funding
lif. - Unless officials can come up
with at least $30 million in private capi-
tal, the second-oldest national park and
one of the most frequently visited could
be without hotel rooms, restaurants,
shops and othervisitor services by 1998.
Giant Forest Village will be closed
this winter, officials have decided, and
some buildings near leaning trees have
already been vacated. The state, react-
ing to chronic sewage spills, has or-;
dered the Park Service to shut down the
village's ancient sewer system.
Sequoia's plight has become a focal
point of wrangling in Congress over the
Park Service budget and whether the
system of parks, monuments and recre-
ation areas should be shrunk to help
ease the federal deficit.
Facing a $4 billion maintenance back-1
log, and watching many of its prized
historical sites fall into ruin, the Park
Service is pushing for legislation that
give parks a larger share ofthe profits of
concessionaires - the private busi-
nesses that provide most visitor ser-

Less than 3 percent of the $650 mil-
lion in annual concession revenues
comes back to the parks. But the reform
legislation is opposed by Republicans
and some conservative Democrats who
contend it is too hard on concession-
Powell supports
some cuts in welfare
WASHINGTON - Colin Powell,
the son of Jamaican immigrants, said
yesterday he supports banning welfare
and othergovernment benefits forthose
who enter the country illegally - ex-
cept when it comes to children.
There, the retired general and poteii-
tial presidential contender tilts to what
he describes as the "sensible center."
"They did not ask to be the children
of illegal immigrants. They just are,"
the retired general said.
Nor should benefits be denied to chil-
dren born to illegal immigrants in the
United States, Powell said. TheyareAmeri-
can citizens by birth and should be treated
as such, as should immigrants who enter
the country by legal methods, he said.




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After hurricane off their trot
"All this.
relief comes to U.S. keeps us bu
stop and star
... you just d
gin Islands- Military planes delivered immediately
food, water and supplies by the ton 'Losers
yesterday to victims of Hurricane .
Marilyn, six years to the day after Hur- Wi On
ricane Hugo ravaged the Caribbean.
C-130 cargo planes thundered onto OSLO, N
the airstrip at St. Thomas, beginning win for the
the full relief effort. The island's 51,000 Two leadi
residents lost water, electricity and tele- Losers Right
phone service when Marilyn struck day in getti
National Guard troops and police di- victory for a
rected traffic in Charlotte Amalie, the to failure.
islands' capital, where long lines formed This was
at gasoline stations. The drive from the We hope it
airport to the resort of Frenchman's social agent
Reef, normally a 15-minute trip, took founder of
45 minutes yesterday. kept losing
In the interior, workers cleared roads seriously.
of povrer lines and utility poles. A radio Losers bat
station was set up so residents could 1993. Odeg,
leave messages for loved ones. members no
Stacey Fredericks sifted through the losers.
debris of her home, salvaging clothes "The only
she hung on lines stretched across her ship is that f
yard. She pointed to a pile of rubble ers, Odega
with a refrigerator and dishwasher pro- "e all di
truding. loved one di
"We live here-or we did," she said. ners control
HersisterDonniseFredericks-North das. They s
said the cleanup helped keep her mind losers," he s

stuff we're trying to save
sy," she said. "But if you
t thinking about that night
on't want to do that."
number of victims wasn't
y known.
S' in Norway
e, at last
orway - At last, chalk up a
ng members of Norway's
ts Union succeeded yester-
ng an audience with King
They called the meeting a.
ill those who seem doomed
a real boost for the losers.
will put the issue on the
da," said Ola Odegaard
the group, which he said
out because no one took it
nded together in November
aard said the group's 728
w help about 7,000 fellow
requirement for member-
people really feel like los-
ard said.
ffer losses, such as when a
es," he said. "But the win-
society. They set the agen-
uffer losses but not like
From Daily wire services


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