November 15, 1995
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry said Wednesday he has prostate cancer but expects to fully recover.
Barry appeared at a news conference with his wife, Cora, and his doctors. He said he has not decided on a course of treatment. Barry said his doctors had told him the cancer had been discovered early. (192K AIFF sound or 192K WAV sound)
Barry's doctors said the condition should not impair his ability to act as mayor.
LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark gave her first public address since the murder trial of O.J. Simpson ended in early October. She spoke Tuesday night to a crowd of about 6,000 women at the fourth annual Call to Action Women's Forum sponsored by California Gov. Pete Wilson.
Clark arrived to a cheering ovation. She began by thanking those who sent letters, faxes, flowers, and gifts, saying they were a "bright, shining light in a realm of darkness." She said they gave her "strength and courage."
Addressing tabloid reports that she and fellow prosecutor Christopher Darden were getting married, (66K AIFF sound or 66K WAV sound) Clark recalled the first time she saw a story on the rumor: "I was standing at the check-out line ... I burst out laughing." (248K AIFF sound or 248K WAV sound)
POTOSI, Missouri (CNN) -- A man who beat his 74-year-old grandmother to death 10 years ago was executed by lethal injection Wednesday morning, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
Robert Sidebottom, 33, had been on death row for eight years. The Supreme Court rejected a last-minute request for a stay of execution.
Sidebottom confessed, then later denied, beating May Sidebottom after she didn't give him as much money as he demanded. She was left to die in her burning house.
LUBBOCK, Texas (CNN) -- Three men described as a skinhead and his two cousins face sentencing for their convictions Tuesday on federal hate crime charges. They also will be tried on state murder and attempted murder charges in the shooting death a black man, and shotgun wounds to two others.
Ricky Rivera Mungia, 25, Eli Trevino Mungia, 21, and Roy Ray Martin, 20, could be sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Prosecutors said the men had gone "hunting" for blacks in Lubbock, Texas, in October 1994, and shot their victims to try to start a race war.
(CNN) -- A major storm was sweeping across the Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states Wednesday, bringing heavy snowfall to some areas and a light dusting to others. The snowfall extended as far south as North Carolina, where Mount Mitchell received 10 inches.
The northern Appalachians, western New York and western Pennsylvania were expected to get the heaviest snowfalls. A foot of snow had already fallen in western New York by Wednesday morning, and as much as six inches more was expected. Similar numbers were reported for the higher elevations of western Virginia, and as much as a foot of snow also was predicted for Maryland and eastern West Virginia.
Up to 3 inches of snow was expected from eastern Kentucky and western North Carolina northward.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Utah Rep. Enid Green Waldholtz said Tuesday she is filing for divorce from her missing husband, Joseph Waldholtz.
The congresswoman made the announcement in a news release. "I trusted him. I was wrong," Waldholtz said of her husband. Waldholtz, a star of the GOP freshman class, reported to police Saturday that her husband was missing amid investigations of financial irregularities.
"I can't begin to describe the anger and hurt over the incredible level of deception that we have uncovered in our own investigation of Joe's activities," Waldholtz said in her statement. "I want this man tracked down, arrested and punished for what he has done to me, my family and the people of Utah."
Federal authorities are investigating the couple's personal and campaign finances after allegations that they bounced thousands of dollars of checks. According to an article in the November 1 edition of The Hill, a congressional newspaper, the couple admitted the checks bounced, but denied any illegal actions. They blamed "bookkeeping errors, misunderstandings, delayed wire transfers, stolen checks and a stolen credit card," the article said.
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (CNN) -- Some New Jersey car owners, whose automobiles were stolen in the past couple of years, are discovering that the culprits might be police officers.
New Jersey state investigators said Tuesday that they confiscated nearly 40 cars that Jersey City officers had collected from the city's impoundment lot, retitled and kept in the police department fleet or sold at auction. "It's something that has been going on for a number of years," said Lt. John Hannah of the state police. "As our investigation progresses, we will be able to identify individuals involved."
It was unclear how many people were involved and how many automobiles stolen. But investigators said that so far at least 113 automobiles, including late model, high-performance cars, sport utility vehicles and older, non-descript cars, were illegally obtained in the bizarre scam.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Hooters of America, a national restaurant chain which uses attractive, scantily clad young women to draw customers, is stepping up its legal fight with the federal government.
Hooters claims that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is trying to force the restaurant chain to hire males for the positions now occupied by "Hooters Girls."
The EEOC says Hooter's refusal to hire men as "waiters, bartenders, or hosts" constitutes sex discrimination. Hooters insists its practices are lawful.
"Quite simply, the women and their all-American female sex appeal are what makes Hooters what it is," Hooters said in a statement issued Tuesday. The restaurant chain said hiring men would likely spell the end of its business and cost up to 13,000 employees their jobs.
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Two people were injured in a series of explosions at a plant in downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday.
The explosion at the Pittsburgh Flat Roll Company occurred around 9:30 a.m. EDT, according to Pittsburgh police. The industrial area surrounding the plant, about 2 miles east of downtown, was evacuated.
Officials said a mixture of caustic soda and water sparked the explosion and sent a chemical cloud into the air. Two workers suffered first- and second-degree burns.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said autopsy photos of assassinated President John F. Kennedy will not be released. It said the photos are private, presidential documents, not agency records.
The court upheld a lower court's rejection of a claim by D. Mark Katz that the refusal by the National Archives and Records Administration to release the photos was a violation of the Freedom of Information Act. The Kennedy family donated the slain president's autopsy photos and X-rays to the National Archives.
The court said that ownership and treatment of such photos by the Kennedy estate deemed them personal and, therefore, not agency records. The Freedom of Information Act says that "agency records" must be made available to the public unless they fall under a statutory exemption.
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