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FBI asks public for assistance
to identify bomber’s voice
Investigation offers
reward for evidence
linking a suspect to
the Olympic park
ATLANTA (AP)—Stumped in
its investigation of the deadly Olym
pic park bombing, the FBI asked the
public Monday for help in identify
ing the voice of the man who called
to warn police of the bomb just be
fore it went off.
The FBI offered a reward of up
to $500,000 for information lead
ing to the arrest and conviction of
the bomber or bombers, Deputy
Director Weldon Kennedy said.
“We’ve made a lot of progress
in this investigation, but we still
continue to seek the public’s assis
tance,” he said.
Meanwhile, NBC reached a settle
ment today with lawyers for security
guard Richard Jewell, who for three
months was considered a suspect in the
bombing, over comments made on the
air by news anchorman Tom Brokaw.
Details were not released.
At the FBI news conference, in
vestigators also displayed a replica
of the knapsack that contained the
bomb, and asked for witnesses or
photographs taken in the park
shortly before the July 27 attack that
might help identify the person who
carried it.
“We firmly believe somewhere,
someone has a photograph” of the
bomb being carried into the park,
.. Kennedy said.
If anyone believes they recognize the
voice of the person...please call.”
Weldon Kennedy
deputy director of FBI
Kennedy played a recording of
the 911 call received by Atlanta
police about 22 minutes before the
bomb exploded.
“There is a bomb in Centennial
Park. You have 30 minutes,” a man
said slowly and calmly during the
13-second call.
A transcript of the call was re
leased shortly after the bombing but
the audio tape was withheld until
“If anyone believes they recog
nize the voice of the person... please
call,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy announced a toll-free
telephone number — 1 -888-324
9797 — for the public to call with
The bomb exploded during an
early morning concert in Olympic
Centennial Park. One person was
killed and more than 100 were in
jured. A cameraman rushing to the
scene died of a heart attack.
Kennedy said the bomb was
heavy — more than 40 pounds —
and was carried in a green, Army
style knapsack, which was left be
neath a bench next to a sound tower
in the park.
Because someone nudged the
pack, causing it to fall on its back,
the explosion went straight up, he
said. Had the force of the blast gone
outward along the ground, it would
have caused many more casualties,
Kennedy said. 4
“We would have seen a higher
number of casualties, and many,
many more people injured or killed
than what we had.”
Kennedy said it was possible for
one person to have planted the
bomb and made the 911 phone call.
“The time factors are such that
it’s possible one person did both,”
he said. “But... it could also have
been two people acting in concert.”
After nearly three months as the
only named suspect, Jewell, who
first pointed out the knapsack to
officers, was cleared by the govern
ment on Oct. 26.
Jewell had been put under sus
picion on the possibility that he fit
a known psychological type —
someone thirsty for recognition,
often by law enforcement, who cre
ates a crisis so he can defiise it and
become a hero.
FBI Director Louis Freeh said
months ago there were other sus
pects. They have been described by
law enforcement sources as linked
to some private militia groups, but
no arrests have been made.
Kennedy declined to comment
today on any militia connection.
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U.S., China start military talks
WASHINGTON (AP)—Defense Secretary
William Perry and China’s defense minister be
gan talks Monday on improving military rela
tions with both men expressing hope that their
i discussions would lead to better relations be
| tween the two powers.
The talks started after an early morning round
of honors for Defense Minister Chi Haotian on
the Pentagon’s frosty parade grounds. The meet
ings were expected to touch on issues ranging
j from Taiwan to weapons proliferation.
The Chinese general met briefly at the White
I House with President Clinton. White House
| spokesman David Johnson said the 20-minute
j session set the stage for the rest of Chi’s U.S.
| visit, which includes trips to U.S. Pacific Com
i mand headquarters in Hawaii and other military
! installations.
Johnson said Clinton told the defense min
ister he “views our engagement with China as a
way to further our cooperation where we can...
and to address our differences where they exist,
; such as human rights.” Johnson said there was
no substantive discussion of human rights or
i other contentious matters such as Taiwan.
Perry, in his welcoming remarks, said the two
! sides would find areas of agreement and dis
! agreement and in some areas would “agree to
disagree.” But they will also “seek to find ways
to live with disagreement in a spirit of trust,” he
Speaking through an interpreter, Gen. Chi
said he hoped the two sides “will be able to reach
understanding and trust” and build on the mo
mentum established during Perry’s 1994 visit
to China.
When asked about the sale of missile tech
nology to Pakistan and Iran, the general said
China is only interested in “peace and stability”
and that the issue had been “blown out of pro
portion” by the media.
Perry responded that there was “nothing
more important” than the potential spread of
weapons of mass destruction, and the two pow
ers should “work together to prevent” the move
ment of such weapons or nuclear materials to
other nations.
The Chinese general brought with him the
most senior Chinese military delegation ever to
visit this country. They were to join Gen. John
Shalikashvili, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, for a full day of talks.
Chi’s visit is his first to the United States
and is part of what both Washington and Beijing
hope is an easing of hostilities between the two
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