Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1995)
Edited by Jennifer Mlratsky
Car bomb kills 38;
more violence likely
ALGIERS, Algeria — In the
worst bombing of a 3-year Muslim
insurgency, an explosives-packed
car blew up Monday along a street
bustling with people preparing for
a religious holiday. At least 38
people were killed and 256
wounded, state TV said.
The bomb went off across the
street from police headquarters,
near the main post office and train
station. Downtown businesses were
particularly crowded in anticipa
tion of the monthlong Ramadan
The car, containing more than
220 pounds of explosives, was
driven by a “volunteer of death,”
who perished in the blast, security
There was no claim of responsi
bility. The security forces blamed
“criminals” — the official term for
fundamentalist guerrillas seeking
to topple the army-backed govern
ment and install an Islamic state.
The attack came after funda
mentalists from the Islamic Salva
tion Army urged followers to in
tensify attacks during the Muslim
holy month of Ramadan, which
begins this week.
The rebellion began after the
government canceled January 1992
^elections that the fundamentalist
Islamic Salvation Front was ex
pected to win.
State radio instructed all doc
tors to report to work and appealed
for volunteer blood donors.
Bosnia peace e:
— Muslim battled Muslim on Mon
day for control of strategic ground in
northwest Bosnia in combat that jeop
ardized peace efforts.
Renegade Muslims who oppose
the Muslim-led Bosnian government
in Sarajevo said they were advancing
and taking strategic points. But the
United Nations countered that claim.
“We believe that the tide may be
turning in favor of the Bosnian army,”
said U.N. spokesman Lt. Col. Gary
Coward in Sarajevo.
If the Bosnian military was look
ing stronger, the country’s political
unity seemed to be fraying. Five
membersofthe seven-member, multi
ethnic presidency charged Monday
that army units were being brought
under the control of Muslim clergy
and hard-liners allied with President
While much of Bosnia has been
quiet during the first month of the
. ■ IMi
fforts in danger
truce, mediators seeking to end the
34-month conflict have not been able
to build on it. ,
There was, however, one hopeful
sign for the international peace effort
Monday: An on-again, off-again ef
fort to evacuate almost 200 people,
many of them sick or wounded, from
the government-controlled enclave
of Gorazde in eastern Bosnia ap
peared to be back on track.
The evacuation is part of a broader
effort to open routes in and out of
Sarajevo, which is supposed to hap
That plan remains plagued by prob
lems. Bosnian Serbs backed out of
talks set for Monday, delaying the
meeting until Tuesday, U.N. offi
Bosnia’s prime minister, Haris
Silajdzic, was in Washington, where
he and Vice President A1 Gore ac
cused Bosnian Serbs of dragging theii
feet on peace initiatives.
Hair Raising Funi
1823 0 St.
Northwestern College of Chiropractic
is now accepting applications for its next three entering classes.
(April 1995, September 1995, January 1996)
_ General requirements at time of entry include:
* At least 2-3 yean of undergraduate college in a health science or
basic science degree program. (Inquire for a complete list of specific
* A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. (A more competitive G.P.A. is favored.)
* A penonal interest in a career as a primary care physician.
Northwestern College of Chiropractic offen a rigorous four year professional
education. Our focus on science, diagnosis, chiropractic methods, patient
care and research provides our graduates with the
tools they need to work as primary care physicians in the health care
environment NWCC is fully accredited by North Central Association of
Colleges and Schools and the Council on Chiropractic Education.
Call: 1-800-888-4777 or 888-4777
r Write: Director of Admissions
2501 West 84th Street Minneapolis, HN 55431
Ito reprimands defense
LOS ANGELES — Inept investi
gators so polluted blood evidence in
O.J. Simpson’s murder case that they
made DNA testing meaningless, a
defense attorney said Monday, mo
ments after the judge rebuked him
and admonishedjurors to ignore much
of what he said last week because his
tactics broke the law.
“The evidence will be shown to be
contaminated, compromised and cor
rupted,” Johnnie Cochran Jr. said.
“The gathering of evidence was a
Cochran was picking up the pieces
of last Wednesday’s opening state
ment, interrupted by a fight over the
explosive information he revealed
from witnesses previously unknown
to the prosecution.
Superior Court Judge Lance Ito
sternly warned jurors to disregard six
witnesses mentioned last week, in
cluding a woman who purportedly
saw four men running near the crime
scene the night Nicole Brown
Simpson and Ronald Goldman were
' Ito told jurors the defense had
violated the law in withholding evi
dence and witnesses from the pros
ecution and had caused the trial to be
delayed two days. He emphasized,
however, that the illegalities were
not evidence that Simpson was guilty.
The jurors listened intently but
took no notes as the judge spoke.
Earlier, and outside the jurors’
presence, Ito reprimanded the entire
defense team, ruling they had pur
posely hidden the identity of several
witnesses “for the purpose of gaining
an unfair tactical advantage.”
Ito forbade defense attorneys from
calling as witnesses any of the six
people mentioned to jurors, as well as
eight others named in separate de
fense reports, until the end of their
He refused to grant prosecutors a
30-day delay to study the new evi
dence, but told Deputy District At
. tomey Marcia Clark he felt his sanc
tions against the defense were “as
Mon day, Jan. 30,1995
► Judge Lance Ito rebuked
Simpson’s defense team for
introducing 14 witnesses in
his opening statements. He
asked jurors to disregard six
of the 14.
► Ito will allow the prosecution
10 minutes to redo its
opening statement in light of
► Defense attorney Johnnie
Cochran said Simpson
practiced his golf swing in his
yard, called his girlfriend and
packed for a trip to Chicago
in the hour prosecutors say
he committed the murders.
harsh a finding as the court can make
under these circumstances.”
Simpson is on trial for the June 12
slashing murders of his ex-wife and
Prosecutors devoted half their
opening remarks last week to a “trail
of blood” from the bodies to
Simpson’s Bronco to socks at the
foot of his bed; they said sophisti
cated DNA analysis linked Simpson
and both victims to many of the
But Cochran called the tests “gar
bage in, garbage out” because of
botched collection methods by care
less, poorly trained employees.
“We expect in the course of our
evidence in this case to show that
from their own studies, the LAPD’s
laboratory is a cesspool of contami
nation ” he said.
in a Minute
First treatment for sickle cell anemia
BETHESDA, Md. — Doctors announced the first treatment for
sickle cell anemia Monday, a drug that could help adults with the
disabling disease fight off its worst symptoms.
The National Institutes of Health ended the critical trial of the drug
hydroxyurea four months early because it proved so effective in
reducing the painful episodes of sickle cell anemia, patients’ hospital
izations and their need for blood transfusions.
“Patients must understand hydroxyurea is a treatment, not a cure,”
cautioned Dr. Samuel Charache of Johns Hopkins University, who led
the NIH-funded study. “But it is the first effective treatment for this
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease most common among
people whose ancestors came from Africa, the Middle East, the
Mediterranean and India.
Kemp won’t seek GOP nomination
WASHINGTON — Jack Kemp, the former congressman and
housing secretary once viewed as die heir to the Reagan revolution,
said Monday he would not seek the 1996 Republican presidential
The announcement cements Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole as
the early front-runner. And some Republicans suggested Kemp’s
decision would prove a boost to former Vice President Dan Quayle.
“If Dan can overcome questions about his electability, I think a good
deal of Jack’s support could gravitate his way,” said California GOP
activist Steve Merksamer, a Kemp confidant.
FAX NUMBER 472-1761
The Daily NebraskanMJSPS 144-080) is published by the UNL Publications Board, Ne
braska Union 34, 1400 R St., Lincoln, NE 68588-0448, Monday through Friday during the
academic year; weekly during summer sessions.
Readers are encouraged to submit story ideas and comments to the Daily Nebraskan by
phoning 472-1763 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The public also has
access to the Publications Board. For information, contact Tim Hedegaard, 436-9258.
SubscriDtion Dries is $50 for one vear.
Postmaster: Send address changes to the Daily Nebraskan, Nebraska Union 34,1400 R
St.,Lincoln, NE 685884)448. Second-class postage paid at Lincoln, NE.
ALL MATERIAL COPYRIGHT 1995 DAILY NEBRASKAN
Powered by Open ONI