-— ‘aJIltrUlEc ccit^ ncccMBFA 3i 1 FISHINg^ ERY Ovvife □ Nine dev if!THE ™ESI TOMORROW EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR CHRISTMAS ■CLARE og 1 II - The jum^ and television M )N ON TRog}, crossword, gari^si ' L A guide to the sales £ , and quizzes SB** —v-^/iTrt- w-gy- THE TIMES l&pjj aut dear No. 64,834 THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 1993 President reftises to discuss new allegations of womanising B^Dwjoh^ Major calls on RL(Je\ vrr^RUPON[;tvT E jj; t- irr>ed >■-» OV ■/?}?•' *h*i I did nothing Adams to pick 3.— -►. . Ur.,:*r,ir>ihB • ■ V . - :• -■ A v Ac • :b-. *F-'<": n. V •''■?eri' of tfij >ruurs»ha-r. "^;: f‘;;; .'■jgwgnfc up Ulster’s wrong, insists *i«Y :C : jLi S.4*1 peace gauntlet 7 ■•■■'.■ terij* as*zi 1; "f“r> !:n2‘ -V?OSUKS By Nicholas Watt. Ireland correspondent terse Clinton 1 pt/-:' -' -cr;.J 7 :»•*« mvoh. JOHN Major travelled to the in Armagh. Ai Hillsborough ;:V ■*vN' a '--aland republican heartland of West last night the Prime Minister s t-i^ur^T: parents foj Belfast yesterday to issue an maintained the pressure on n*:ng_;neir vt.udrcn to jfc unequivocal challenge to Ger¬ Mr Adams when he accused h>- Pjc^^.vii-euth^ ry Adams to “pick up the him of adopting delaying -ndd* Ol^-iUedor* From Martin gauntlet of peace". tactics. i!.'ovric vMr ihs Rp. h*t in wA^HfNrrnx A*m Aesr micaend iPar perseidsesunrt,e t mheo supnotstl iognh tth neo w r?>' .?•. ■ ■ -J:. MIRiSAHt aibonuwdrinine Cgs ewimtsi teh“teminray rs,t iwygrhhst’e *or.ef Mtthheer orantA ivosankr eiodmu wisg hpheott ihnpetesrr icsnula atrodifeei c daSetciilnoann¬ “ u ‘~rrT'-: - --.'chaw^ tarns OH daims of financial Major said the onus was now Fan to go to the IRA Mr ::c -V PPRREESSIIDDEENNTT CClliinnttoonn last on the Sinn Fein President, Major said: “That is the game .1:1 lor dff. “regularities in land deals and he rejected his demand for of course that Sinn Fein may c’;i:’ '■' j: ^ircaE- clarifications on the Downing be playing. 'Let us toss out a rv- :■ r-:-; rwwao#» claim they helped to organise —. Street declaration. The Prime new idea each day in order to ••- ' -c?'-r-e: y^cz amnadr ictoalv erre unpde nzuvmouesr owuhs ielxe trha¬e ccohnatrrgoevse rhsya vaeb oreukt inMdlre dC ltihn¬e Wprohpiteerwtya tveern tuDree vceallolepdm ethnet hMarindilsinteer malessos argeei tethraatte dt hehries bnouty t ao lmittalek eti mupe .o Luert musi nddesc iodne was governor of Arkansas, ton’s alleged womanising that Corporation, for which federal would be no place for Mr the basis of the joint declara¬ He also denied any impro¬ dogged his campaign after the investigators believe Mr Adams in toe peace process tion.’ 1 must be blunt, I am not rce- priety in his business dealings, former cabaret ringer Gen- McDougal may have organ¬ until he renounced violence. playing that garae_”He added promising to cooperate with nifer Flowers claimed to have ised improper loans, although Speaking exactly a week that although the delay was federal investigators examin¬ had an adulterous affair with toe the Clintons insist they lost after the London agreement ing a collapsed savings and him, it is toe question of the cm toe venture. Mr Major said: “We set out in F loan company and the suicide Clintons' land dealings in On Monday, the White that joint declaration a path¬ ‘ + •*' r ’ ' * • • of a White House aide. Arkansas that could prove the House admitted that officials way to peace. There is a Questioned by news agency more damaging politically. removed a file on the Clintons’ gauntlet down on toe table journalists about claims that Mr Clinton and his wife. business dealings with Mr that is marked peace, ir is for he misused public servants, Hillary, are coming under McDougal from the office of Sinn Fein to pick it up — the the President insisted that he increasing fire over their past their old friend and colleague onus is on them." had done nothing wrong. But association with James Mo Vincent Fbster within hours of Mr Majors explicit mess¬ he conspicuously refused to Dougal 4h.'Arkansas .busi¬ his suicide last July. The age to Sinn Fan came as 1-:. address the allegations of nessman who is toesubjectof Chiltons gave toe file to toeir Albert Reynolds, the Irish womanising which have punc¬ a criminal investigation. persanal lawyer, but the Presi¬ Prime Minister, delivered a tured the euphoria of soaring dent said yesterday that he tod similar message to the Senate poD ratings. not know what it contained. in Dublin where he said toe declaration was a statement of In his first, terse public Federal investigators be¬ principles and not a basis for response to the allegations lieve it may be relevant both to that are captivating Ameri¬ the circumstances of Mr Fos¬ negotiations. On Tuesday Mr cans, Mr Clinton denied using ters suicide and to their Adams demanded uncondi¬ Reynolds: warns Sinn his Arkansas bodyguards to enquiries into Mr McDougaL tional talks with both govern¬ Fein on principles ments on the future of - r.-T:r: fwahcielnit aatsek edi inff hideeolfitfieerse, d soamnde Oshne T suaewsd nayo. Mrearsso CnK wnthoyn ssahide Northern Ireland. Mr Major frustrating he would not set a of the troopers better jobs to should release it, and toe brushed tins aside yesterday deadline for Sinn Ftein to when he said: “No further accept secure their silence, he replied: White House insisted that the clarification is needed. We are But Mr Major issued a Thai absolutely did not first Couple were "entitled to not going to be drawn into warning: "I don’t think one happen.” the same privileges as other negotiations. We don’t play can be strung along forever." But when asked whether he dozens when it comes to then- had really indulged in the personal records", but when Mr Adams’s game" Mr Adams reacted to Mr Mr Major made his com¬ Major’s comments by repeat¬ extraordinary sexual esca¬ asked yesterday if it would be ments during what is believed ing his accusation that the two pades described, he referred surrendered. - Mr Clinton to be toe first visit by a British governments were sending reporters back to an anodyne promised: "Well do toe best Prime Minister to Catholic out contradictory messages. White House statement, de¬ we can to co-operate." West Belfast where Mr Adams Speaking after a meeting in daring: “I just have nothing to 6 Hillary He added; “I have no reason was MP between 1983 and Dublin of the Sinn Fein coun¬ say about this." And chal¬ to believe at this time that 1992- Mr Major, who was on cil. Mr Adams said: “Sinn lenged directly on the charges apparently was anyone thinks there is any¬ his third visit to Ulster this Fein believes that, if properly of involvement with a number aware of Bill’s thing in there relevant to any year, later met toe leaders of managed, a process to bring of women both before and hanky-panky, at ongoing federal matter, but if tile main constitutional parties about a lasting peace is achiev¬ after his election to the presi¬ anyone things we have any at Hillsborough Castle, and able. In this respect the dency, he replied: “1 think we least in general relevant information, obvious¬ A downcast President Clinton meeting the press in the Oval Office yesterday visited troops near toe border Continued on page 2. col 8 have cleared ft up. I just think terms 9 ly we intend to cooperate." it is not appropriate in a Hie federal Investigation is an _. _ .jr., IKitlv f*r situation like tins for me to do At home with the acute embarrassment for Mr Reveller South African vote more than I am doing. I'm just Clintons, page 12 Clinton at a time when his going on. I’m going to do my approval ratings had just be¬ slept off best to do my job. I think thaTs gun to take off. and while toe buries apartheid what 1 should be doing." Mr McDougal. owner of the political fallout is as yet un¬ Mr Clinton was speaking bankrupt Madison Guaranty clear. it could prove damag¬ party on ^ Sill during end-of-year interviews savings and loan association, ing. Robert Dole, toe Senate* arranged before this apparent is suspected of improperly Republican minority leader, From Michael Hamlyn in Johannesburg scandal erupied on Monday, id verting funds from his fad¬ yesterday joined the senior motorway and his evasiveness seemed ing association to hape to pay Republicans on the House and APARTHEID formally ended Stem (The Call). Ferdi P I N K certain to fuel not extinguish off $50,000 in debts from Mr Senate banking committees in last night after 45 years when Hartzenberg, leader of the the story. The White House, Clinton’s 1984 gubernatorial demanding a congressional Bv Richard Ford i toe South African parliament Conservatives and the most which for the third day run¬ campaign- At the time. Mr inquiry into this whole issue. HOME CORRESPONDENT voted itself out of existence. senior of the hardline white ning failed to hold its regular McDougal needed favourable The American people deserve As the parliament voted 237 supremacists, grumbled that a 0RD" press briefing yesterday, is treatement from toe state to a thorough and independent POLICE found a reveller to 45 to adopt an interim monster was being created. “It hoping the storm will pass stay in business. He did stay review of the whole Madison sleeping off the excesses of constitution leading to major¬ is a transition to commu¬ over Christmas. In the mean¬ in business, but Madison col¬ Guaranty-Whi tewater affair." his office party on toe M4 ity rule after the country's first nism," he said. time. officials are launching a lapsed in 1989 at a cost to the after passing motorists re¬ all-race election next April. The voice of a young white THOMAS PINK concerted effort to discredit taxpayer of $60 million. First lady* denial, page 8 ported seeing a body President F W de Klerk, archi¬ rang out “You are busy with Mr Clinton’s accusers as polit¬ Mr McDougal and his wife David Brodk. page 12 slumped in the nearside tect of toe reforms, said: “We treason." He was forcibly re¬ SHSHIRTIMAKRER LOTNDON S ically motivated. were also joint pamers with William Rees-Mogg, page 14 lane between Maidenhead have embarked on a new moved from toe gallery. MPs While the security men’s toe Clintons in an Arkansas Peter Brookes, page 14 and Slough in Berkshire. Great Trek. By accepting a of the African National Con¬ Steven Galley, 29. appar¬ new constitution, we took gress and its alliance partners ently believing he was on South Africa over toe thresh¬ stood with clenched fists and mm Travel agents start the hard shoulder, was snor¬ old of history into a new era cried: "Amandla awethuT $0 ing and unable to stand with all its dangers." r Power is ours!-) Thomas Pink Am —. - — 31-33 without help after being He said South Africa's next Speaking at toe official clo¬ Births, marriages. holiday sales war abandoned by a taxi driver parliament would “remove the sure of the parliamentary .16 who feared he was going to albatross of injustice, exclu¬ session. Dr Hartzenberg said all Body and Mind_ _13 be sick in his cab. sion and disaiminatiaa". As toe disappearance of the all- wishes customers Books- _35 Mr Gailey, a computer the separate development poli¬ white House of Assembly . 21-27 By Harvey Elliott, travel correspondent consultant, bad consumed cy disappears. South Africa meant a loss of freedom for and friends a very Chess---- _5,40 beer and schnapps at a night embarks on a new era of Afrikaners. It was not the first _16 _20 A PACKAGE holiday sales The cuts — which will cost dub In Bracknell before multi-radaJ politics. time they had lost their free¬ Happy Christmas . .14 war is under way after leading Lunn PWy alone around £7 hiring a cab to lake him Moments before the historic dom and he promised: “There 12 travel agents yesterday an- million in lost commission — home to his wife at vote in Cape Town, Conserva¬ will again be a House of Leading articles-_ 15 pounced big cuts in prices should tempt hundreds of Hdyport, near Maiden¬ tive MPs and a group of Assembly for our people." from Boxing Day. thousands of holiday-makers head. Traffic managed to supporters in the public gal¬ Obituaries.- - __17 The four biggest travel and boost still further a re¬ swerve and avoid him as be lery stood to attention and Wind of change; page 9 We will re-open with our Sport-- -3 6-38.40 agents — Lunn Ptiiy. Thomas markable rise in sales. Tham- slept on Ae carriageway on sang toe national anthem. Die Leading article, page 15 New Year Sale at 12 noon on TTimreas Tvoedaly-----—._. .__—1.8.4, 13090 Cploaocke,s (AfoTrm Meralyys P iacknfdo rdGso ainndg iansc Creoaoske icnla simal eas 1o3n0 lpaestr yceeanrt Ttou essdtaagyg nerig hht oamltee r faocirloinsgs Wednesday, 29th December M 20 Hogg Robinson) — had been and tour operators say that fields. Jackson blames media TV & Radio- . 3f secretly preparing their post- two million summer holidays Last night Mr Gailey, M Christmas advertising assault have already been booked, who was cautioned, said: “The place to buy shirts in London but waiting for another group Sue Ockweli, of the Assoo- “The police were really won¬ MICHAEL Jackson went on ordeal". He said he had been today is Thomas Pink to make the first move. ation of Independent Tour derful in fact I owe my life on television in America last farced to undergo a detailed " .'res TIMES SAuCsatnraidaa scSh2 .73S5: ; cBaenlgariuiems uPran ,2 57fftt Scottish-based AT Mays Operators, claimed that the to them. 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Florida, where there has been He a vny lucky to have In a four-minute statement, is what I have to endure to 82 Chancery Lane, WC2 07M302667 The agencies dominate Brit- a recent drop in popularity survived — sleeping on the .during which he seemed at prove my complete innocence ton's retail holiday trade, and tour operators have al- motorway is not to be times dose to tears, he blamed so be it. Drayton Gardens, SW10 071-373 5795 6# which has led to criticism that ready paid for airline seals ,r_e_co mmende_d.". the media for whipping up a “Throughout my life I have 32 Castle Street, Edinburgh 031-225 4264 they are too powerful andthat and hotels, campaign against him and always tried to help thousands most are linked too closely to ~ ~ - Drink-drive focus, page 6 I said he had been subjected !0 a of children to live happier '770140*046442 rour operators and airiiiies. Travel news, page 18 “horrifying and humiliating lives." .
_tuf T.MF.S THURSDAY DECEMBER231993 oo< 2 HOME NEWS f. Major challenges Sinn Fein to follow peace path withoutdelaymgjggbgg ilk Deadline Universities told to on offer cut costs by 10% ruled out Universities were told yesterday to cut their costs by more Continued from page I than 10 per cent over the next three years to meet the position of the British Govern¬ Government's new targets for higher education, which aim ment. whether it is prepared to to see a reduction in the intake or new students. play a positive and proactive The Funding Council in a circular to vice-chancdiors, confirmed that institutions which had failed to put the brake role, is essentiaL” on student numbers would bear the brunt of economies. The Prime Minister’s sur¬ Detailed allocations would be finalised next month, but prise visit to the province amid universities and colleges would be expected to make tight security was the first efficiency gains of more than 4 per cent next year. since he embarked on a frantic □ More women than men are studying beyond the age of 16 round of negotiations with Mr and many are outperforming males, the Education Reynolds winch culminated in Department reported yesterday. last week's declaration. He was greeted warmly on the Bomb scare payouts streets of Belfast, but leaders of Ian Paisley’s Democratic Unionists shouted abuse at Commuters whose journeys were disrupted by the IRA Mr Major in Belfast City Hall bomb scares on Tuesday are to be offered compensation and hurled bits of paper at from British Rail’s Network Southcentral division. Al¬ him. Cedric Wilson, a former though not obliged to pay compensation for delays caused DUP mayor of Castlereagh. in by terrorism. BR will reward passengers for loyally in the east Belfast, shouted out- “You face of adversity. The division's services, including those have betrayed the people of from Brighton. Eastbourne and other south coast towns, Northern Ireland.” were among the worst hit A spokesman said: “We like to feel Mr Reynolds’s speech was we have a good relationship with our customers and this is clearly aimed at patching up one way of showing our appreciation." differences between the two governments, on issues such Three die on M5 as a possible amnesty for paramilitary prisoners. He said that Unionists had noth¬ Two men and a woman were killed yesterday when a lorry ing to fear from articles 2 ami ploughed across a motorway central reservation and 3 of the Irish constitution smashed into their two cars coming the other way near which lay claim to the territory » "C • junction three on the M5 near Birmingham. Part of the of Northern Ireland. 1L X: 5, ST: wreckage burst into flames after the impact The victims are Mr Major being greeted by security forces at Gough barracks at Armagh yesterday. In Belfast Democratic Unionists shouted abuse at him -. * V* i. — expected to be identified today. Softened rules on Killer joyrider’s Blitz pair reunited Labour’s child support fail former penalty ‘derisory .hAr r V: ••' i.;V scapegoat tv'.-. • lie'?.- • ‘ By Dominic Kennedy to placate critics praised Pr.vvr A JUDGE yesterday admitted ted driving without a lioeace H: >■«:•.• passing a derisory sentence on or insurance and failing to •■•■Zi ':■■ ■'■ - By Arthur Leathley a schoolboy joyrider who stop, but denied failing to IV-:. POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT killed a child aged four. He report the accident jr.:^r. By Edward Gorman said that the law did not allow In another case yesterday, a ■ Increases in child maintenance are to be ACCOLADES from unlike¬ for a harsher penalty. motorist was sentenced to ISO Tma :i '•• CHANGES in the way the brought in gradually and absent parents ly sources have greeted Neil Andrew Ellis, 15. knocked hours' community service and • Child Support Agency works Kinnock’s donation to chari¬ down and killed Kevin banned for two years aitenjft v some-". ' were announced by the Gov¬ given the incentive to keep off the dole ty this week of the £7,000 he Downes in August Kevin was admitting that he killed a 12- ' we.- A mother who was separated from her son for 50 years after ernment yesterday but were received in severance pay on walking near his Liverpool year-old cyclist by dangerous Chi::' - he was told she died in the Blitz was reunited with him at immediately attacked as leaving his post as Leader of home with his brother and two driving. The judge said that on NeK1”- “ Heathrow last night Joan Hillard-Reid, 76, shown above inadequate. collecting maintenance pay- He said he believed the modi- the Opposition. other children when Ellis re¬ a scale of seriousness the case, «’r irj- with Keith Potter. 51 of Cape Town, said: “It was wonderful The measures announced ments itself. fications incorporated most of Labour politicians, once versed round a comer and into was at the lower.end. ye^ir-:.:.- to see him.” Mr Potter, who learnt that she was alive last by Alistair Burk foe junior Donald Dewar, the shadow the "main proposals of the out of office, are traditional¬ the group. Craig Willis, 26, was travel- ■ pam; ; year, has sold his story to a magazine and did not comment. Social Security Minister, after social security secretary, said select committee and he hoped ly rehabilitated by an Estab¬ Eight hours later a change ling at 72mph on a GOrnpft Fliiiir • , months of criticism are de¬ the Government had failed to the CSA would be able to get lishment that no longer feels in the law increased the maxi¬ road when he saw Robot coilui By royal invitation. signed to reduce the impact of address the principal areas of ’ on with hs job with the mil threatened. mum penalty in such a case to Rustrn pull out of a junction inv sorwr.c : sudden increases in duW discontent. “The changes an- support of Tariiament and the But few can have received 10 years. The Children and Clevedon. Avon. He braked Wo cr.i maintenance payments, nounced today by the Govern¬ public. . such an uncharacteristically Young Persons’ Act was but hit the boy at 40mph. sani -r-.J - The Princess of Wales, who recently announced her with¬ which have caused difficulties ment do not amount to the The thanges received a cau¬ glowing tribute as that amended to allow longer sen¬ Robert, who had been cycling lt> cur. I-! drawal from public life because of media pressure, yester¬ for many second families. fundamental review that is tious welcome from . Frank which greeted Mr Kinnock tences for under-I8s. with friends near his home, him :sri" day visited one of her favourite charities, with a crowd of They are also meant to ensure required. If ministers think Field, chairman of the select in The San yesterday. “De¬ At Liverpool Crown Court, was taken to hospital but was Tito: arc photographers on the pavement. Selected journalists were that absent parents-facedwith - •that this package wifi -allow• comntittefc-who has-received cent honourable and gener¬ Judge Wickham sentenced El¬ found to be dead on arrival. wwti ■: invited to the reception in north London for Centrepoint, a higher maintenance hills do them to close the Book on'the 'thousands -of letters from par- ous," was die judgment lis to a year in youth custody Judge Hagen said: “What¬ rvk sc; charity for the homeless of which she is patron. not lose the incentive to contin¬ child Support Agency -prob- exits who -say they cannot Could this be the same and told him: “You escaped a ever sentence I impose on yw -i- ue working. lem, they are wrong,” he said, afford payments under the newspaper that last year longer sentence, which you will not have the same effect as where -r" General dies aged 100 Mr Burt said the modifica¬ David Holder, organiser of new system. -He said the warned Britain to turn out deserve, by only a few hours. the fact that you mil have to tions strode the right balance the National Campaign for Government had made the the lights if Mr Kinnock A sentence of 12 months is live to the end of your days between the rights of absent Ffeir Maintenance, one of the right first step but he would won the general ejection? derisory." with the knowledge that you Britain's oldest general Sir Philip Christison, has died a parents and their children and pressure groups set up to expect ministers to respond to Now enjoying wide¬ Members of Kevin's family caused the death of a 12-year- • Pins firm, month after his 100th birthday. He died peacefully at a had met many of the points protest against the new re further recommendations for spread praise as shrewd were in the public gallery. old boy. However, it seems to nursing home in the Scottish Borders town of Melrose on raised by the recent Commons gime, called the measures a change in the future, observer of domestic poli¬ There were cries of “It should me this case is at the lower end vow ;o kee- Tuesday night He was honoured for bravery in both world select committee report derisory attempt to placate Mr Field, the Labour MP tics, international orator be a life for a life" and “IFs a of the scale of seriousness.- f wars. As Commander-in-Chief Allied Forces, South East From February, new main¬ public opinion. for Birkenhead, said he was and chat-show host Mr life sentence for his mother". Marion Page of the pressure Asia, he took the Japanese surrender at Singapore. tenance payments will be He said the' campaign for encouraged that the question Kinnock looks fitter and Ellis and two friends had group Keep Death Off the deliver.- phased in over 18 months. further revision of how the of ensuring parents did not go more relaxed. bump-started the car, which Roads said: “The sentence is a Three changes to the formula agency operated would con tin- on the dole when faced with After Labour’s fourth con¬ had run out of petrol and been joke, really. What good is it by which the payments are ue. These changes are only higher maintenance bills had secutive general election de¬ abandoned. He had no idea going to do the family? deadlines calculated will increase the cosmetic. The campaign will been addressed. “That's what feat. those who wanted a how to drive and had to be The public need to be minimum income retained by continue to pressurise for a the changes are essentially scapegoat blamed the Lab¬ shown by his accomplices. protected from reckless driv¬ THE iSSfe TIMES absent parents, helping them radical overhaul of the system, about We were concerned to our leader's unstatesman- After the accident he ran off, ers — these judges don’t seem B> Dom;-.; ■. . to remain in work. with many test cases to go see whether people at the tike image. the court was told. He admit¬ to realise that” Crossword range The amount absent parents before the European Court of bottom have adequate incen- Twenty months later, he is PIZ2.\ TliJr--. . pay for the care of their Human Rights, where we are live to continue working." depicted as Labour's voice of Please remember (except where specified) children will be reduced by a confident of outright victory.” He added that it remained experience, invited to make TUC drops role as to add mail order charges below quarter when they reach the Mr Burt defended the oper- to be seen how many families speeches across the world (NS) - No Software age of 1! and by a further ations of the CSA but added: would be affected by the and to business leadens. The Times Book of Jumbo Crosswords £3.99 (NS) quarter at 14. 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^cembeR23 — E TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 231993_ HOME NEWS 3 tactic ‘Good Samaritan ALAM BLAffl/lMAOES 5 killed in vicious random stabbing Continued fril?r 1 r‘ p- •':' tor;. ■;' ■- ., ,^a“t I IV.-- ,. ■■■ By Emma Wilkins ^.^5TlR5D nursc was Wildmill housing estate ini do anyone a good turn but slabbed to death in a vicious . . - “ >.1 •' 5k : Brigend. which is within walk¬■ look where it got her. Her only ••- ■■:■■■ .‘^a* p and apparently random attack ing distance of three psychiat¬■ extra gavance . was a monthly - t' ihe r-: il after opening her front door to r.'.j'1-.T ■;»j "n yfr' a woman who asked lo use the ric hospitals. trip to the charity shop where telephone. Mrs Morgan had lived on she loved to rummage around r'J-' rr the estate for 30 years. It is for a bargain.” Patricia Morgan. 75. a wid¬ •••• V. |jlrri'.n^(. understood she may have met Mrs Morgan’s husband. ow from Bridgend. Mid Gla¬ K ’ a woman in the street shortly York, died ten years ago and . rT,!: i* a morgan. was known to before answering her front the couple had no children but v ».■- i neighbours as a Good Samari¬ door. she received a pre-Christmas >- - • l*0Xjn* if tan who was loved by children A woman, said to be in a visit from her nephew and and who took in and looked • •• ■ after stray animals, a police distressed state, was srg* ask¬ neice just before she died. =• •- ."T 'i. ‘". _r- - .-v^'PHapfsctf sporran said she was iinnfga nfto rs otnh e wahdod rewsass obf ehinegr Tsahye tyh eteyl etaphdo rneetud rtnheed h soafuestey ttoo ;»ii»-. aw selaxbtrbeemd e sveivoelreanlc et-i moens Twueisth¬ fosEtethreedl bLya wa .l oc6a4l. fawmhioly .l ives Bthreigirh thoonm easn di n wLeoren dotonl da nodf day afternoon. i- ."ul\ near. by. said Mrs Morgan their aunt's death by police. \ --' I."' ':}'i Pfctylt'J teaDdemt g Sudpite Jeonhqnu iWry,i llisaamids:, hwaodm ahne ltpoe dt heto rddeivreacntr athd¬e plaMnnrsin gM too rsgpaenn,d Cwhhroi stwinaass • ^ . . “' ; Pssch f “This was a violent attack on dress. “It was so typical of Pin alone, suffered from arthritis. an elderly woman living alone to take the girt to her baby," She worked as a nurse in a and it has shocked everyone." : :::••• -v. -he,1 A knife was found ar Mrs M“rSs hLea ww assa iad .l ovely lady. She rloetciarle mehnots. pital until her *. " -snnrtu t Morgan's home on the had a heart of gold and would Peter Foley, a local council¬ lor. said she was held in high 'Vftidrdv * Woman ‘may be regard by everyone who knew hex. “She was a gentle, caring • \ -’a lady who devoted her life to relieving other people’s suffer¬ ing." he said. hiding killer’ But Mr Foley also expressed Castle Combe, Wiltshire, where Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler will be reunited in the £20 million mini-series Gone With the Wind II concern that scene patients y ncLer* from the local psychiatric hos¬ Frankly, Castle Combe does give a damn pitals bad been released into Stewart Tendler, crime correspondent the community without ade¬ quate foLkw-up car e. A WOMAN could be risking drink and is alone with a “I have raised cases in the "S ncs khielrle lri feT boyn yh idPiniigd itthceh ,e spcoapliecde wlaor mcaonu,r asen do tfh ebreeh iasv ai poaurrt,i chue¬ ptiaesntt sw hhaevree ebxe-epns ydcuhmiatpriecd pian¬ By Andrew Pierce dbeelrieedv ea. wPioidmitacnh , inw 1h9o7 8,m fuler¬d coPuOldd bitec bh igahdlmy idtatendg ermouusrd."e r stiuiep erevsitsaioten wfriothm inthadee qcuoamt¬e AbeNe n EcNhoGsUenS Hfo rv itlhlaeg el ohnags- afinlmd etidii sa wCeherki sNtmoeals E Ddamyo snpde¬s while on a shopping trip from after being convicted in June munity psychiatric nurses." he awaited reunion of Scarlett cial on the banks of the river Broadmoor hospital last week. 1985 of grievous bodily harm, said- O’Hara and Rbett Buffer. By Brook. ' •••• lJaa ';f!*n;-;- dwHraeuPs gos bsuli efchfieene rgswsa ityflrrle otbamheteac dpto amwwreaiitt nahho od diuaarntu agtgnhesde.r mwfinaoalgssv e aes idnemn optt ofPrfi easBnorksnrihomvaueedr wnsmtte poaaornpirdso o ncwna. h rbrHeyun¬et ToBfrrJ iumedsngetne nsnyatad iWld a phinlaeldtaoil uetgDhnh tisbss estyror,iv mcditc eiertNesimc HfteooSsrr Cbwtoeao tsohttdaieek cfCeionlomm mo pbbvaeaen.sr yWe dbfi oylot rsn aha Mi rHseae,orq wlgulyaiel¬¬ll bfwreorfgimitiltnme niCin nbh Mgya rAalerilscset hxo anoen,nx dp fwreoache tR oesred pq sJpueeteyo¬l, to anyone in his company. his health deteriorated. wandered from the hospital ret Mitchell's classic novel cialises in Deep South his¬ They think that he might be Mr Nelson said Pflditch was grounds but added that she GoInn ec wonitthr atshte tWo iBnudt.l er's in¬ tsohroicwanl inn o4v0e lcs.o uIntt riwesi,l lw ibthe , staying with a prostitute or resourceful and intelligent > had not received any com- difference fFrankly. my Timothy Dalton and Joanne someone he knew before he and had been a productive i plaints. None of the 300 pa¬ was jailed. patient ar Broadmoor. But he tients are locked in. dear. I don't give a damn’), Whalfey-Kilmer in tbe roles Chief Inspector Charles added: "If his medication has Mrs WUtoughby said: “The the village is delighted to immortalised fay Vivien Nelson, the Thames Valley worn off then his paranoia only complaints I have had Oha’vHea rbae'se n rcehtuorsne n ffroomr M fioses JLoehignh aGndie lCguladr k Gwailbl le.a lSsior officer leading the search, said will have increased.’’ are from patients themselves United States in pursuit of an appear. yesterday. "1 don’t warn to Police say there is no link who fed they are blamed for inheritance. The Htyfafon Hugh Barnes, the village paint a picture of Tbny between Piiditch and the mur¬ anything that happens in the was made toy executives of sub-postmaster, said: "It is Piiditch walking around like a der of Kona Jvison, a prosti¬ community. CBS. which is producing the exciting. I have been hoe coiled spring waiting to attack tute killed in Doncaster four "We do not release patients £20 million, eight-hour tele¬ nine years and never known someone. But he has been an days after his escape. unless they have a place to vision mini-series Gone with anything like this. Marpr two drugs — one anti-depres¬ The two Broadmoor staff stay, either with relatives or at the Wind n. people remember Dr Doolit¬ sant and one anti-psychotic— who were with him when he a housing association." Castie Combe (population tle with great affection." to cure his paranoia and give escaped in Reading have been □ Denise Antoinette 347). which last year won a Martin Chubbe is equally him feelings of well-being. suspended and an internal Tomabell, 23, was charged best-kept village competition, pleased. The 500-year-old, 36- These drugs wfli now have enquiry is being carried out last night with the murder of is no stranger to film crews. bedroom Manor House Ho¬ worn off and dial makes him a Police are to discuss the hospi¬ Mrs Morgan. Ms Tomabell, In the 1960s the 15th-century tel of which he is manager, risk to the public. tal's security arrangements of Sam, Mid Glamorgan, is braidings were foe backdrop will be one of the prime Tn certain rircumstances. with the management on Jan¬ due to appear before magis¬ Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in the original cinema roles created in 1939 for the musical Dr Doolittle locations. where be has something to uary 19. trates at Bridgend today. _ Pizza firms Letterbomb Tartan terrorist vow to keep sent to prison for 12 years Raised in the Highlands. delivery By Gillian Boworrce serious disruption in Scotland detailed they thought they deadlines SCOTLAND CORRESPONDENT and very serious alarm, and were real. One described them the crimes which you have as the best hoax bombs seed AN EXTREME Scottish na¬ committed are extremely on foe UK mainland. By Dominic Kennedy tionalist paramilitary group grave ones." McIntosh, described in has vowed to step up its The court was told that court by one of his friends as PIZZA makers in Britain who terrorist campaign after (me of McIntosh obtained firearms, “quiet as a mouse” had a guarantee speedy home deliv¬ its number was jailed for 12 ammunition, explosive sub¬ passion for guns. He joined eries have vowed to continue years yesterday. stances and detonators with the SNP before moving to the with the promise despite calls Andrew ‘Tbsh’* McIntosh. the intention of endangering more radical Seed of the Gael from safety organisations to 38. was convicted of running a life, damaging property and organisation. Finally he set follow the US. where the letterbomb campaign in an causing explosions. himself up as a ceD command¬ rnl? 2 practice has been scrapped attempt to further the cause of He was found guilty on 11 er with the SNLA, colloquially following a series of road the Scottish National libera¬ charges. McIntosh sent de¬ known as the Tartan Army. deaths. tion Army (SNLA). vices to Dounreay Nudear Even before the jury had Domino’s Pizza UK will McIntosh, a small, balding, Plant in Caithness, the Scot¬ retired, the SNLA issued a continue its 30-minute delrv- stooped figure, was found tish Office in Edinburgh and communique through its eiy guarantee, whfle Perfect guilty of conspiring to force the headquarters of Anglian “commander-in-exile’‘ threat¬ Pizza and Pizza Hut will also the British Government into Water in Huntingdon. Cam¬ ening to slaughter the "ene¬ cany on giving customers £1 setting up a separate govern¬ bridgeshire. The device sent to mies’' of foe country. The off pizzas delivered late. ment north of the border. Anglian Water exploded, in¬ tetter, sent from the Dublin James Tye, director general Sentencing Mdntosh. of juring a woman employee. home of Adam Busby, said: of the British Safety Council, Aberdeen. Lord M orison said: Explosives experts told the “We have killed before and we said be had been contacted by “These activities have caused court that the devices were so will do so again." 15 pizza deliverers in the past two years, complaining they Dinosaur eggs tell their story had been injured on their way to addresses. “A lot of these kids are riding without licences and without insurance. If 1 wasn’t By Nigel Hawkes dinosaurs, a class in which Terry Manning, a techni¬ good on the brakes 1 would SCIENCE EDITOR the Diplodocus and Bra- cian with a Leicester firm have knocked one or two over dtiosaurus belong. that buys and seOs fossfls. myself. Part of the condition of THE fossilised eggs of The Glasgow eggs, like Mr Manning believes he the job is that they have to gel dinosaurs are giving up many others that have circu¬ can tell winch eggs contain the pizza there in a very short their secrets more than 65 lated on the international embryos by looking at them period of time, it’s really a million years after they woe market in the past year, through a microscope. If the hoard. It’s an invitation to lSaciodt,t itshha snckise nttois ttsh.e work of cCahminea .f Trohme ma uhsueugme fbionudg ihnt ddeinvoelsoapuerd fboeeftourse iwt daise d,w tehlel ijj. _ Jl ■ ^ speed.” Thomas Monaghan, the Two eggs at the Hun¬ rix in July for £15.000but the process of decay inside tbe president of Domino's Pbza in terian Museum in Glasgow discovery foal two may con¬ egg affects the appearance America, announced on Tues¬ are the latest to be exam¬ tain embryos greatly in¬ of the shell even when day that he was scrapping the ined. If they do contain creases their value. fossilised. Using X-rays to 30-minute offer after losing a embryos, it will be the first Dr Nefl Clark, curator of examine foe eggs is useless, mulnmiljion-dollar law suit. time they have been found palaeontology, says the be says, because everything A St Louis woman who was m the eggs of saurppod eggs wiH be examined by inside is fossilised and there hit by a delivery driver who is insufficient contrast to jumped a red Light was award¬ detect any bones. ed $750,000 actual damages Mr Maiming has exam¬ and punitive damages of $78 ined about 40 eggs and believes 10 per cent contain million. embryos. In the others, foe Domino’s Pizza launched the policy in 1984 and began eggs died before any skele¬ ton had developed so there receiving law suits within two years. By 1988. one American is nothing worthwhile in¬ was killed by a pizza delivery side them. driver for every 11-5 million He has fitrarted a skele¬ ton from one egg and has pizzas arid. almost finished preparing a In Britain, however, com¬ panies claim that delivery second. THE When an embryo is identi¬ drivers are more typically fied, a plaster cast is taken of preyed upon by robbers, who the egg so that there is a order food from bogus ad¬ record of it before U is dresses then assault the deliv¬ dnsefled open to tease out erers. than they are involved foe fossil bones from foe Finest Scotch Whisky in road accidents. _ rock matrix. Dr Dark says Tony Sheriff, managing di¬ this wifl tell palaeontologists rector of Perfect Pizza, said the quality in an age of Change. a great deal about the fife American jury decision was and reproduction of “incredible" and would be Terry Manning goes to work on an egg dinosaurs. studying it before announcing any change of policy. .
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THE TIMES THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 1993 HOME NEWS 5 !3 Sexual pervert who Bosnian Coroner children attacks killed 12-year-old recovering care policy girl jailed for life By Katcalderson By A Staff Reporter THREE of the wounded Bos¬ COMMUNITY care was criti¬ nian evacuees who arrived in cised by a coroner yesterday Britain on Monday in Opera¬ after he recorded a verdict of By Richard Out tion Angel underwear surgery death through lack of rare on yesterday and are recovering. a homeless woman. The for¬ A SEXUAL pervert who mur¬ ■ A 24-year-old loner who collected Famk Catisbusic, 7, had a mer hospital scientist died dered a 12-year-old girl as she pornography and stole women’s underwear two-hour operation at the from hypothermia among de¬ walked home from school was ambushed schoolgirl in alleyway Midlands Ctentre for Neuro¬ bris in a London basement. jailed for life at the Old Bailey surgery in- Smethwick to Monica Gibson, 49, retired yesterday. remove shrapnel from his as chief scientific officer of Si A jury refused to believe that brain. Bartholomews Hospital Lon¬ self with an imitation Brown¬ deserves. He does not deserve Damir Karic is stable after don. on medical grounds eight Keith CoUard, a loner dis- ing pistol, as she took a short¬ to be in our thoughts after an operation for water on the years ago and had been un¬ ?inwtennedde db yt oh kisi llf aKmaitlryi,n ah aMd onnokt- cut home down an alleyway what he has done. I don’t want brain at Walsgrave Hospital dergoing psychiatric treat¬ aalj*leeyr whaey d arta ggguendp ohienrt afrnodm i natno halios npgasriednet 'tsh heo bmaed.e garden of bheimlie. vtion gg wo et oa resl etehpin ktoinngig ohft TChoev enotnrey-, yyeeasrt-eorldda. y amccoormnipnag¬. hmeer nht o.Smhee iwna sP aedvdicintegdt ofnr oimn his garden shed. The following day her body him." nied by his mother, is expect¬ 1991 for not paying rent was found in nettles near by During the four-day trial, ed to make a speedy recovery. Dr Paul Knapmanu die coro¬ Valerie Gaughan. Katrina’s with a plastic bag taped over CoUard said he had wanted to Aten Handaric. a one-year- ner for Westminster, said the tmioont hbera.r rhiustgegre da fttehre tphreo sejucury¬ hcaetre dh ehaedr. aCftoelrl asrudb jheactdin sgu fhfoe¬r stoauticshfyin gh ias wsoemxuaanl' s ubrogdeys. Hbye cooldm pwlaitihn t,a d icdo nngoet nnieteadl ohpeeanrt- date aathll o fa M hisasp pGyi bssotonr yw, asw nitoht returned a murder verdict to a sexual assault bad pounced on the girt, who heart surgery at Groby Road Christmas coming and with against Collard, 24. after two Collard was obsessed with looked older than her age. Heart Hospital Leicester In¬ all the disadvantaged people hours of deliberation. CoUard. sexual fantasies and had a held a replica gun to her head stead a blockage in one of his on the streets of London. "This unemployed, of Enfield, north collection of pornographic and dragged her into the bean's main valves was re¬ case demonstrates the short¬ London, had admitted man¬ magazines and women’s un¬ garden sned. She was scream¬ moved in an uncomplicated comings of so-called commun¬ slaughter but denied murder¬ derwear stolen from neigh¬ ing and when she tried to operation, to the relief of his ity care. Some years ago this ing Katrina last May. bours’ washing tines. escape after the assault he had mother and five-yearold woman would have been safe fellH bea schkowoka rvdiss iibnly t ahne dd aolcmk oasst gaWmehse n inno t hpilsa yibnegd crooommp utoerr tpou st tohpis h aerrm. around her neck sisSteura. d Zukic, 25, who accom¬ ainnsdti wtuatiromn. "a nd cared for in an the jury announced its verdict. reading his magazines, he Durin^ panied his injured brother. Raymond Tiney. the coro¬ Judge Denison said: “There is spied through binoculars at judge told the jury: “You "may Senad. 9. to Heartlands Hos¬ ner's officer, said that after her only one sentence the law schoolgirls taking the short¬ think tiie saddest aspect of this pital Birmingham, said yes¬ eviction Miss Gibson been allows me to pass and that is cut down the alley. tragic case is that Katrina met terday that Senad had found wandering on the one of life imprisonment." Outside the court Mrs her death because she was. by narrowly escaped having his streets and was taken to St Katrina was ambushed by Gaughan, 37, said: “I am just chance, in the wrong place at leg amputated in Bosnia. It is Mary’s Hospital. Paddington, Collard. who had armed him- glad he has got what he the wrong time" not yet dear what surgery the but absconded. He agreed Collard kept Katrina's body boy will have to undergo. with Dr Knapman that it Famous hospital hidden in his shed but when Emir Nefic’s mother. appeared that no government police investigating her disap¬ Hasna. was delighted when or charily organisation had pearance began house-to- doctors told her that her son. made any arrangements for house enquiries he moved her aged three, did not have Miss Gibson after her to remain on site into the patch of nettles. leukaemia as previously retirement When first questioned, Col¬ thought Further tests will be Her body was found among lard said he had been working carried out at Birmingham refuse and dustbins in the on his computer at tiie time of Children’s Hospital where basement of flats in Upper the murder but on June 5 he his condition is stable. Berkeley Sheet in Novonber. By Jeremy Laurance, health services correspondent went to a police station to claim he had seen a girl mat¬ GREAT Ormond Street hospi¬ Street is and will remain one ching Katrina’s description Petrol prices favour tal will remain on its present of the greatest children's hos¬ while repairing a lode cm the site, a junior health minister pitals in the world. Its fpture is garden gale: He then broke said yesterday, just 24 hours not in doubt" down and admitted the killing Scots by 27p a gallon after North East Thames Re¬ His comments nevertheless before taking police to waste¬ gional Health Authority an¬ left open the possibility that land where he had dumped nounced that it hoped to Great Ormond Street could be Katrina's blazer and bag. By Kevin Eason, motoring correspondent merge the world-famous chil¬ run as a joint NHS trust with CoUard. who had never dren’s institution with nearby University College London been in trouble with die police MOTORISTS in southern daymakers leaving from Do¬ University College Hospital in hospitals, itself a merger of before, admitted after his England are paying up to 27p ver should fill up before they central London. University College and Mid¬ arrest he had a fetish for a gallon more for petrol than hit the South Coast Ah petrol Tom Sackvfile was attempt¬ dlesex hospitals. taking women’s underwear drivers in Scotland prices were the highest in Brit¬ ing to allay fears for the future Under the plan put forward from washing lines near his The writer Jeffrey Bernard, photographed The Oldie magazine. He even bites the A check by PHH Vehicle ain’s busiest ferry port. of Great Ormond Street in by North East Thames, the home. Police found nearly 40 recently at his legendary haunt the Coach hand that fills his vodka tumbler, declar¬ Management Services. Brit¬ The November Budget, 73 response to die authority’s National Hospital for Neurol¬ pairs in his bedroom at the and Horses in Soho. Bernard helped to ing that Norman Baton, landlord of the ain^ biggest fuel credit card which put up prices by 3p a »* assertion that single speciality ogy and Neurosurgery would house he shared with his make that comer of London raffish with Coach and Horses, has "all but emptied" group, discovered that filling litre on average, has already u hospitals do not offer the best vacate its she next to Great mother, a solicitor’s secretary, his tastes for tall vodkas and fast women tiie pub with his “egomania and what up with super unleaded petrol added £5,000 to the annual 40 conditions for patient care, Ormond Street and merge and his stepfather, a van- but now he complains that Soho "is in its passes for his wit”. Mr Baton dismisses in Southampton costs 2514p a fuel bill of a company with the :IJ research and teaching. with the Royal Free hospital in driver. hideous death throes", that it has become Bernard’s barb: "Maybe he’s got too old gallon or 55.6p a litre. average fleet of 100 cars. S3 Mr Sackviile- said: “What¬ Hampstead University Coll¬ Mrs Gaughan said she "as boring as Lanzarote, as squalid as for Soho. My pub’s fulL" Albert Freder¬ In Glasgow, an average However, there is much ttJI ever decisions may be taken ege London hospitals could hoped to work with the coun¬ Times Square, as pom-ridden as Amster¬ icks. of the Soho Society, thinks Bernard’s gallon of super unleaded costs worse to come. PHH estimates a7 about its future management then move onto the. vacant selling organisation Victim dam ", Joe Joseph writes. "Newcomers gloomy depiction is "a toad of cobblers". 225ip (49.67p) while the nat¬ the cost of a gallon of petrol arrangements. Great Ormond land and merge with Great Support "I want to help the wishing to become what is laughably He says: "Soho is booming. It’s no more ional average is 243.4p will pass the £3 a gallon (66p a as Ormond Street victim support group. I want known as ’Soho characters’ have missed sleazy than usual 1 was bom in Soho in (53.61p). 9p a gallon cheaper litre) mark by 1996 and then IM Managers at the children’s to help other families in our the boat by.30 years." Bernard writes in I92S and it was sleazy then." than the Southampton price. go on to £4 (88p a litre) by the 9L8 hospital have said they would position." PHH discovered that holi¬ end of the century at the latest. Ho fight the plans, claiming that its continued independence Vicar quits after lii was vital to the future health 77J care of young people. Well get you 04 North East Thames has &7 asked Virginia Bottomley. the lover has baby Health Secretary, to defer applications from both hospi¬ I7J tals for trust status and ask ttfi them instead to work together on a joint application, “build¬ By Ruth Gledhill. religion correspondent ing an tiie strength of the two of that institutions and working to¬ A VICAR has resigned after stood to be in Wales. Yester¬ too wards both being on a single an affair with a married day Mr Mortimer said he was a* 22J Sackviile: seeking to site providing a range of local parishioner that led to the not surprised that “circum¬ allay future concerns and specialist services”. birth of a baby boy. stances" surrounding Mr The Rev Gareth Miller, of Miller's departure had been All Saints. Leamington. War¬ made public and added that a wickshire. was disciplined by "more responsible ministry* D the Right Rev Simon Baning- would now take charge of AD iV Keene on chess ton-Ward. 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the TIMES DECEMBER 231993 6 HOME NEWS THURSDAY MlCHAaPOWEU- Lawyers seek compensation for bungling county courts By Frances Gibb, legal correspondent HUNDREDS of complaints list then it is going to lead to over inefficiency and adminis¬ delays, frustration, extra ex¬ trative bungling at London pense and disappointment" county courts have been TIk compensation relates to lodged with the Lord Chancel¬ complaints at four courts that lor’s Department in the past they investigated: Central six months, prompting com¬ London, which was formed pensation payouts Mailing last year from Bloomsbury about €40,000. and Marylebone. and West¬ In four London courts alone minster (348 complaints); there have been nearly 500 Lambeth (17); Mayors and complaints over six months City (13) and Wfflesden (11$. and the compensation paid The level throughout all out totalled more than London will be higher. £25.000. County courts are strug¬ The state of the county gling with a huge rise in courts service, which handles workload since the Courts and civil claims involving up to Legal Services Act 1990 came £50,000, is disclosed in a into force, devolving many of report by a joint committee of the bigger cases formerly dealt barristers and solicitors. The with by the High Court The report has found high levels of report expresses "real doubts dissatisfaction among solici¬ as to whether the system can tors who use the courts daily. cope adequately with this ex¬ In some courts, solicitors tra workload” which it says and their clients endure long has not been matched by an waits for appointments, poor equivalent rise in judge- Shoulder-high jollity at die Tom Smith factory, Norwich. “Jokes must not be topical." the managing director said. “We are already making crackers for Christinas 1994." handling of case files and power. Wit from the inside of a cracker? You must be joking frequent loss of files. Most The report warns the Lord courts suffer from insufficient Chancellor against imple¬ and inadequately trained staff menting plans to widen the and “woefully inadequate or scope of the small-claims court non-existent” facilities. until it is dear the judges can By Alan Hamilton gold-plated key-ring or lace hand¬ to the end of the cue." Oh mother, Christmas dinner table at Sandring¬ contains a £100 gift voucher for the Timothy Stow QC, chair¬ cope. It finds the main prob- I kerchief — and a dreadful joke. pass the hanky. ham. “All our jokes are of the store but mercifully there is not a man of the committee of Jems are inadequte staff train¬ PAPER hats may split at dinner Sample: “Why did Sir Lancelot have Cracker manufacturers have schoolboy variety; the cornier the joke in sight lawyers that produced the ing, insuffident technology tables on Christmas Day but it is 500 pairs of spectacles? Because the rules about jokes. Rodney Timson, better. We have a Stock of 2,000." Harrods' top line, containing report, said: “Solicitors do not and unsophisticated filing sys¬ unlikely that sides will However (k)night has a thousand eyes.” managing director of the Norwich- Jokes had to be simple because silva cufflinks or silver collar usually complain; they are tems. “The organisation of the much you spend on crackers, you An estimated 130 million crackers based Tom Smith Crackers, said: people were in no state to work outa strengthened in a leather case, or a more inclined to shrug and get average London county court cannot find a decent joke. are sold in Britain every year, “Jokes must sot be racist or sexist clever punchline after a heavy meaL miniature carriage clock, bad sold on with the next case. So if has been described by one Bottom of the range this year is a without a single shaft of wit among and above all they must not be The only way to avoid the pain of out at £195 for six. “I think they there is this level of complaint circuit judge, rightly in our £2.99 box of 12 from Sainsbmy. each them. “How do burglars gel in? topical: we are already making mind-numbing humour is to pay a contained a motto." a spokesman they must be feeling quite view, as a cottage industry.” containing a paper bat, plastic Intruder windows." Oh dear. “Why crackers for Christmas 1994." Peter great deal of money; very expensive said Of course; Harrods would aggrieved.” The committee, members of necklace or keyring and a dreadful did file gangster cut off the legs of Cole, bead of South Green, a Welsh crackers contain no jokes. Asprey. purvey nothing so vulgar as a joke. He said the result was that the London Common Law & joke. Sample: “What is an octopus? his bed? Because he wanted to lay cracker maker, has banned jokes tiie Bond Street jewellers, offers a Not even a good one. litigation would be more ex¬ Commercial Bar Association An eight-sided caL" The same low for a while.” Help. “Doctor, about the royal family or divorce range at £500 a dozen, containing pensive for the client “If and London Solid tors' Litiga¬ store’s super de luxe range comes in doctor. I think I’m turning into a this year because his crackers silver keyrings or ostrich-skin pill¬ Leading article and solicitors have to spend their tion Association, calls for a at £14.95, containing papa- hat. snooker balL Well, youll have to get occasionally find their way on to the boxes. One cracker in each box Letters, page 15 "3 , time chasing up court officials radical review of the county c a over appointments or files or courts system by management a have to take cases out of the consultants. I Christmas breathalyser figures show little change \& ii ^4.11 > n o Greenwich reinstates Emergency < Police want campaign to * childminder with golly surgery for s m focus on older drivers < Cookson » ct. By Andrew Pierce - e; A CHILDMINDER who was Noddy books. The matter Dame Catherine Cookson. the -4 a sguosllpye nind ehda b teocya ucsuep bshoea rhda hda as wtoans hreeslodl vae dm aefetetirn gM wrsi tNhe wan¬ By Richard Ford, home correspondent wbailtl- sspeellnindg C rhormisatmntaics inno hvoeslpisi¬t, been reinstated by Green¬ assistant director of social CAMPAIGNS against drink¬ 7.5 pa cent last year. There Driving, said the figures were tal after undergoing emergen¬ wich Council in southeast services. The Labour-con¬ driving should be focused on were 1.042 positive breath tests going in the right direction but cy surgery. London. trolled coundk which backed middle-aged and elderly mo¬ out of 17,602 drivers it might soon be hard to get The Royal Victoria Infirma¬ Deena Newton. 50, was down yesterday after ques¬ torists, police said yesterday. breathalysed between 6am on publicity for anti-drink-dnve ry in Newcastle upon Tyne authorised yesterday to carry tions were raised in the House Anti-drink-drive campaign¬ Sunday and 6am yesterday. campaigns. “News has to be said the 87-year-old writer was on ha work after being of Commons, insisted it had ers also want a review of the David Williams, chief con¬ new. Anti-drink and driving poorly but stable after an suspended for six weeks — all been a misunderstanding. Christmas effort after initial stable of Surrey, said that the campaigns are not new. There operation on ha colon on and the antique golly can stay. Mis Newton was not figures published yesterday reduction in the number of may be a case to think about Monday night. She had re¬ n I— SNhoed cdayn s atolsrioe cs aton yh oan c rheaardgiensg. cfoorn tvhinec peudb. “liIcfi tiyt hI addo nn’ot tt bheinenk sphoosiwtieodn ali tytelea rc ahgaon.g e on the pnoewsitsi,v be utte astss thwea pso s“iwtieolnc ohmase othuer seslivtuesa taiot nT hwe ela snt othwin gf iwnde PC Roger Franklin conducts a negative breath test tcreenattlmy ernett fuorrn ae dbl ohood mdies oradfeterr. A T Mrs Newton, of Thames- this matter would have been Senior police believe that changed very little from last want is for the public to say. o mead, southeast London, had resolved. I received my new targeting certain age groups year, this shows that people ‘Oh, not another anti-drink- Risk of prosecution Sailor’s body her licence withdrawn after a certificate through the post could help to cut drink-driving are still drinking and driving". drive campaign.’" council inspector objected to with a compliments slip but further. Officers say that while The total number of breath This years advertising cam¬ The body of a Polish sailor the presence of the toy and no apology " many young people have tests was also slightly down, at paign marks a switch of tactics deters all but a few was recovered from tire river largely accepted the “don’t 17.602 compared with 17,629 from shocking the public to Medway in Kent A second is drink and drive" message, last year. 3L245 in 1991 and appealing to their emotions. missing and a third was res¬ campaigns should focus cm 27,758 in 1990. The £1 million campaign fea¬ cued after they fell in while re¬ . THE^^TIMES older people who might not Anti-drink-drive campaign¬ tures a girl at a party waiting By Emma Wilkins turning to ship. TOMORROW have dime so. ers were rather disappointed for her boy friend to arrive. Reliant case vision Figures released by the at the figures and questioned The telephone rings and she is THE driver of the black BMW during the Christmas cam¬ police yesterday show that whether it was now time to told that ha boy friend — who saw the flashing blue tights of paign we test everyone if there almost 6 pa cent of motorists revitalise the message, which had stopped off for a drink — the police patrol car in his rear is an accident." A charge against a Reliant breathalysed in the first some suspect is in danger of had been involved in a fatal mirror and slowed to a stop on It was Monday night PC Robin driver — Colin Slack. phases of the Christmas becoming stale. accident. the A3 near Guildford, Surrey. Martin and PC Roger Cham¬ 25, of Buxton. 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At Charlotte had to go because NAME . and music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies least one in twenty young¬ “we have not been able to ADDRESS. . THE 500.000 children in the sters has difficulty in speak¬ contain or influence ha be¬ PETER BARNARD UK who suffer from speech ing or understanding what is haviour and protect other imagines the Wenceslas family Christmas; and Times and language impairment are said to them. children and staff*. writers reveal their ploys for keeping the children amused only a fraction of the number Many have little or no Charlotte has now been .- POSTCODE ._ JANE MacQUmY who need help, says Afasic. a physical or intellectual dis¬ accepted into a school for / wish to make a donation of: celebratesF thReA bNeCstE NSe BwI YSSeEarL cLh ampagne cahnadr yitoyu nthg aatd uhletslp tos ocvherilcdormene atob islpiteya.k S woimthei nc aan f ebwe m taoungthhst afourt itshtoics ec hwiiltdhr eanb,o vine- aav ecrlaagses □ eioo □esc Qe30 Otis □ _ concocts a delicious instant Christmas pudding such difficulties. children met this week to with speech therapy and. IQ but with behavioural l endox my cheque made payable to AFAStC These children can appear share their concerns in the although problems with un¬ problems. RUDOLPH normal but their difficulty in Brighton home of lizzie Bat¬ derstanding language might Linda Lascelles. the VBlueE. Cheque number. the (real) red-nosed reindeer goes shopping in Scotland understanding the concepts ten, whose daughter Char¬ remain, they can lead reia- group's chair, spent months ll*M«nfc*»r n™ Md rtdm, * . ANNEMcELVOY dial underpin language lotte; 6. cannot speak. The tivdy normal lives. trying to find out what was Or, please dM ^ „mbsr chases turkeys in Moscow means they need therapy to group is one of more than 50 Unlike physically disabled wrong with ha daughter have any hope of a happy across the country which children, those with speech Robyn. 5, before discovering ROUND-THE-WORLD YACHTSMAN adulthood. support families and lobby impairment appear at first she had a “semantic prag¬ Af ike Golding anticipates Christmas alone When a baby does not feed for improved speech therapy glance to be normal and at matic disorder”. Robyn can¬ Expiry dale. DERWENT MAY properly, refuses eye contact and educational services. second glance to be badly not find the right words Signature. considers the origins of the turkey and makes little or too much The East Sussex group cam¬ behaved or mentally dis¬ when she speaks or answer noise, a mother might suspect paigned successfully for a abled. Charlotte is no excep¬ direct questions. □ Phase send me information on hn«,« ™ . by Deed of Covenant ow asmoke an annual t PLUS: Quizzes to keep those brain cells buzzing — the a serious problem. Parents new speech and language tion. A bubbly child, at first Mrs Lascciks said* “You jumbo crossword, bridge, chess, computer games and say that many who raise their unit in Brighton, to be offi¬ meeting she appears cheerful cannot kiss these children □ Please send me information on making a wifi celebrity memory teasers children’s listings, foil of fears with their doctor are cially opened next month. and lively. But after four and make their disorders go ideas for occupying the youngsters from walks to steam dismissed as neurotic or over- The Times is appealing for weeks at a local school, Mrs away. All you can do is make • Please comprletae ansd raetusrn t*his « train trips; and a guide to the best New Year sales fearfuL donations ro Afasic to help Batten received a letter from it as good for them os About 20 parents of such such families and to increase the headmaster saying that possible:" .
1 L ^attMLcffJPb^r Vjato’jju RKjSt 2UUQ3 • -v ;'^ OVERSEAS NEWS 7 3 s. ft*** '^'-* Bosnian lies mean nobody home by Christmas Rom Eve Ann Prentice, diplomatic correspondent, in Brussels pressure fro -r ■U N sanctions to THE war would be over by be imposed on his govern¬ Christmas, the Serbs said- Owen plan was regularly ment, However the West faces Si^ES5 a^ear London- A senior Twy MP hailed in the West as “the only a dilemma because sanction!: Jen there has been aseSe°m- sining«lye added to growing opposi¬ act in town", but the only real could also encourage the Mus¬ endless action replays, wuh tion towards the deploy¬ act has been between the lims to continue the war while teanung Serb and Croat war- ment of British troops in armies on the ground who both its enemies sink into Jords promising never to lift a Bosnia beyond spring carried on largely regardless economic catastrophe. Mr nnger ui violence again. (Michael Evans writes). of Western threats and plead¬ Milosevic wants his Bosnian “Not another single Bosnian Speaking on BBC Radio A ing. The embattled Muslims Serb profogte to cede enough need die." Radovan Karadzic. Sir Nicholas Bonsor. have begun to fight bade after land to allow sanctions Jje Serb leader in Bosnia- chairman of the all-party being slaughtered by Serbs against Serbia to be Herzegovina. said umpteen Commons defence select and then Croats and have suspended. fa^eOres ago in the summer, committee, said: “I antici¬ clawed bad; much of the land With all these conflicting irma Hadzimuratovic. lying pate that we are likely to lost to the Croats in central aims it is possible that an m London's Creai Ormond see them through this win¬ Bosnia since last summer. agreement in principle will be Street Hospital is, along with ter and withdraw them Haris Sflajjdric, Prime Min¬ readied early next year but thousands more, proof of the some time next stammer." ister of the Muslim-led gov¬ that fighting will go on at least ernment, says the West has He. Irma was crippled in a until the spring. 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President takes personal command of intelligence service in security shake-up t-u: :: .r ."" .; /::,ir<i - . ,. ' 7 nr. Taipei and irr. -.■ Yeltsin sacks Peking fail •• v& T- h'-L to reach ministers agreement By Jonathan Mirsky in new push EAST ASIA EDITOR I THE first talks between China and Taiwan on M Taiwanese soil for 44 years ia for reforms . JS'cWS viiRjEf broke down yesterday over sj llic L»uc uf sovereignly. Eriatrsenc Both the Peking and Tai¬ pei regimes have claimed 70 to be the legitimate gov¬ v- ernment of all China since M surgery fa From Anne McElvoy in Moscow 1949, when Chiang Kai- M PRESIDENT Yeltsin yester¬ myrdin, the Prime Minister, shek fled with his defeated 4w0 day pledged that the poor that Mr Gaidar should resign. army to Taiwan. U3 OCkjOD showing of Russia's demo¬ “Gaidar stays." he said. “That It had been hoped that w crats in parliamentary elec¬ means the course of reforms the issue of hijacking — ii tions would not lead to a which he is conducting with nine mainland airliners reversal in reforms or to a the President and the Govern¬ have been diverted to Tai¬ *1 feared hardening of the coun¬ ment also stays."Tlie Russian wan since April—could be Us reconciled, together with 16.1 try's stance towards the West leader did not reveal planned issues such as smuggling, )U He also ruled out the prospect changes in ids Goverrimfeot- of a coalition government bur butsaid the structure of fishing disputes, and the m indicated that he intends to pfe deputy ministers would be fate of more than two thousand illegal Chinese conduct a thorough reshuffle trimmed and that some full- 125 immigrants in Taiwan. BJ of ministers and advisers in time ministers would go. order to create a more open He was ambiguous on the However, on each ques¬ m04 administration. question of how he intended to tion Peking maintained The Russian leader an¬ handle Mr Zhirinovsky in die that Taiwan, a “rebellious province”, could not make nounced that he intended to new parliament, where foe create his own political party Liberal Democrats have one- decisions as this would be J1M75 after complaints by reformers seventh of die seats. He would a challenge to the sover¬ 3U> be prepared to co-operate with eignly of foe People's St; i :< 1:” H C'Od) dtheamt ochrea tich acda usdea bmya sgteadn didnige the ultra-nationalist figure “if Republic: Negotiators on both aloof horn Russia's Choice, his work in the parliament is the main democratic bloc, and devoted to the good of the sides were careful to use no said that he intended to stay in people and country". moderate language in 223U-8 spite of foe breakdown in office until the end of his full The President unfolded talks. term in June 1996. plans for a shake-up in Rus¬ The Russian Government sia's security services, em¬ Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the Russian neo-Fasdst leader, atVienna Airport before meeting a retired Austrian businessman who was a former SS volunteer would also remain in office, he phasising that he would take Ki*::.:r.;va?e said, but would be restruc¬ personal responsibility for the Zhirinovsky warns West tured to cut staff numbers and setting up of a counter-intelli¬ u ADVERTISEMENT make it more efficient. He was gence service to replace the tmakasins gm deidreiact bcuotn tcrloali moef ds ttahtee aSbeocluirsihtyed M inoins try,W wehdincehs dwaays. of doomsday weapon CHOLESTEROL 474.27 move would help ensure free¬ The KGB, the Security Min¬ 171 61 dom of the press. istry, these were the last Mr Yeltsin played down the strongholds of the former B risk of Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Soviet totalitarian system." be From Adam LeBor in reichenfels, southern Austria □ •-••■ I i.U*'1 the leader of the far-right added. “There will no longer * L i ' ‘ - • Liberal Democrats, becoming be political surveillance of our umping along at a stopover at Munkh Aixport. get 10 per cent" he said. Mr President, saying: “I don't people any longer." 18,000ft somewhere where he met Gerhard Frey, Zhirinovsky’s demands are an think that this is as dangerous Nikolai Golushko, the Sec¬ over Austria in a Fok- leader of foe extreme-right eclectic, potentially deadly How daily garlic may as some of the media are urity Minister and former ker 50 In turbulence, Vladimir German People's Union, this cocktail of nationalist 212 trying to portray it" He said chairman of the Ukrainian Zhirinovsky, leader of Rus¬ village was his next port of aspirations. 126 that he would use the newly KGB, remains as head of the sia’s neo-Fasdsts. does not call. It lies in Carinthia, a In the past he has called for help to keep it normal. KM passed constitution to guard new service. Mr Golushko is look like a man about to stronghold of Austria’s popu¬ the return of Finland to Rus¬ 121 i: ^c:i^ against neo-Fascism- scarcely a departure from the launch an invasion by foe list anti-foreigner Freedom sian sovereignty and suggest¬ Looking tired after his re¬ old KGB school, but is regard¬ Slav hordes. Party, led by J6rg Haider. ed that radio-active nuclear cinegn t hbiasc kc otrmoumbelen tasn din d esltiivlteerd¬ eadp olibtyic alM firg urYee, lutsninw ilalisn g atno licL atAeru, shtorwiaenv er,v iinll atgheis, idyhl¬e AuHstirsi ahno bsut siwneass smthaen rEedtiwreidn bwoarsdtee rb we ibthur tiheed Balaoltnigc ssitdaete tsh ief YboOoUkRle Dt aObCouTtO hRea hltahsy ah efareret The strongest oKfw tahie p ialll.l icin of a single 2M voice, Mr Yeltsin was anxious engage in power struggles. sounded warlike enough Neuwirth. a former youthful they fail to respect Russian care. 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Warning the West to whom.” be said. He also first Turkish army is ready to lation. Because for many your garlic intake is best £12 million <: iJMn Mskteoercp kZ hooifur nitn uoocvfl esRkayru asssnaidiad n c Rhaeufmsfasiiicaras'sl, wdneoanrsmi eaadnl ttihr-eSaleta mthioietni cso. r“w Whitihse pwJaearwntyst gARouu sststori iaaS f eorarb nhiedal pto,S Refruibgsishaita wBcaoulutl eliddf pckheeoeolppe sltethe reiotil r c lebovluoellodsd hnfeoalrtpm a antlod. swtwphroye aydoK uaw’crreao ia ssd pvaii sdlelasdy .t oTth htraaekt'ees spSenint c£er1 2e1 sm9e8il1lai ornKc wohna ig ahrlaisc •iI• 2i13*570 37Ji arms could “easily sKp com¬ aMnd Israel and we never had a probably go. I am a Balkan Richest in allicin times a day. and heart research with » 129 pletely out of control" In a problem with them." specialist and I know." Or once a day? more than 2,500 people. No :aL| Russian civil war "instigated On one level his attraction Garlic's main active other garlic product has • iii by certain Western quarters”. ost of what he said for the German and Austrian agent is allicin. The In order to save a Few made such a commitment 1 1l&45ft All of which sounds like is foe sort of saloon- extreme right is a tittle bizarre, world’s richest source of pence, you may be tempt¬ to its customers’ health. more of his bluster, except bar rhetoric to be since Germany and Russia allicin is garlic grown ed to toy garlic tablets or iij that be is not funny any more, heard in every town from were enemies in the Second organically m China. The oil capsules described as No. 1 in Europe 01 if indeed he ever was. As an Volgograd to Vladivostok and World War, But logic was Cfohr ihneeaslet hh faovre 4 ,u0s0e0d y geaarrsl.i c ofinrset- aa-sdka yy.o Buruset lyf,o u“D soh tohueldy Over 909k of Britons who 3 Estonian deputy said two could be dismissed as non¬ never Mr Zhirinovsky’s take garlic pills prefer Kwai. have enough active garlic to years aga “When he first sense — except (hat his party strong point "There are some Kwai is Europe’s No.l appeared we thought he was a gained 23 per cent of die votes aides who say if 1 came to Why Kwai is best help with day-long heart health supplement brand, 11.9 care?" 127 good joke, then we thought he m Russia's recent elections. 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THURSDAY DECEMBER 23 1993 timvc 8 OVERSEAS NEWS -V 5 r'.v.'. *■ t . -.-KS- ■ • of troubles British pullout leaves Belize adrift in a sea immigrants. Cattle rustling and From Michael Weus carrying 801b packs in tempera¬ associated violence from across in beuze cm- ■ Belize feces an uncertain future, threatened by btuarsees t huepy tpoa t1r2o0l Ffo. rF sroomme ate nju dnagylse, tphoeli bceo radreers liasr ogne ltyh eu innacrrmeaesde . Tanhde %r. corrupt politicians, drug runners and Guatemalan vi-SEsa?- BELIZE, for some considerable malting sure the Guatemalans powerless. flOOmfeS: time the most stable country in territorial claims. For many, die departure of know they are active and getting In elections last June 30. fee Central America, enters a danger British troops could not have come at a worst time to know fee local settlements. People’s United Party of George ous new era on New Year's Day The marines visit jungle vil¬ Price was narrowly defeated after when Britain, which has ensured lages and plantations of fee more than 30 years in power by its survival for at least die past Mayan Indians, chat with local fee United Democratic Party of quarter of a century, bands over fee people of Belize like the Belize, a nation the size of headmen to hear their problems, Manuel Esquivel the present its defence responsibilities to the British troops, not least for the Wales but with a population of monitor illnesses and glean intel¬ Prime Minister. A long-time Brif b-. Belizean Government. income tbgy provide. only. 131,000, has just three sur¬ ligence. on_drag-rannmg. illegal ish resident said; “People were The military threat from Guate¬ The troops have helped to faced roads, and then only partly. immigrants and illegal logging. finally sick of ail the corruption mala, the reason for the continued stabilise an ethnic mix of peoples. The rest are potholes linked by They greet the village children by and the general mess.” British presoice after Belize be¬ Their withdrawal will save £9 mud and rocks. Bridges get name and give out sweets and There is. however, no immedi¬ came independent in 1981, official¬ million annually, a pittance in washed away in flash floods in the biscuits from their ration packs. ate likelihood of change. Beliz¬ ly no longer exists. The vacuum is. terms of Britain’s overall defence sooth, where annual rainfall can Officially, all patrols are accom¬ eans say tbay have no confidence however, being filled by drag cuts. Bastcalfy. it is all about be dose to 160 indies. There most panied by a couple of members of in fee 2.000-strong, lightly aimed trafficking, illegal immigration freeing two infantry battalions for of the country is dense jungle, the Belize Defence Force or the defence force. Some believe the and administrative corruption. duty in Northern Ireland. wife treed savannah and farming police, but sometimes fee locals plantations for only a third of fee United States may step in to fill already low Belizean wage. Some Formerly British Honduras. The last British infantry unit. 45 in the northern region. simply do not turn up. They have the vacuum, but this is doubtful Belize is in a curious post-colonial Commando Royal Maxines, is Every day 45 Commando Is out learnt feat fee manses' style of of these are “legal illegals” en¬ hearing in mind fee Clinton position, since nobody wants Brit¬ now completing its tour, banding scouring fee jungle towards fee patrolling is energetic and their couraged by local politicians seek¬ Administration’s budget prob¬ ain to leave. 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Asmeeemri¬s i-—— - First Lady’s denial Teacher wins media notice jailed for raping an 1h for Clinton sex tale pupils ai rid Nanterre: A French primary iifvii From Martin Fletcher in Washington school teacher has been sen¬ hca HILLARY Clinton’s robust de¬ improperly used his position and signed sworn affidavits to tenced to 15 years in jail for nunciation on Tuesday of the as President to try to suppress buttress their claims. Now raping six pupils aged six. allegations about her hus¬ the allegations, and on a more besieged by reporters in Utile Guy Provaux. 57. raped five band's marital infidelity while prosaic level that he abused a Rock, they say they did not girls and one boy during 1985- Governor of Arkansas has range of state-financed perks crane forward earlier because 86. but for years fee victims achieved one thing. It ensured from cars and telephones to they did not believe Mr Clin¬ were too scared to report him. that the story finally made the his security detail. ton would be elected and Hie children told fee court front page of almost every That was the pretext used tty wanted to keep their jobs in feat Provaux had threatened newspaper in the country. The Washington Post, in a Arkansas. to kill their parents wife a "ftn not interested in Bill remarkable display of public They are fee more plausible pistol kept in his desk at fee Clinton’s sex life as Governor hand-wringing, to justify its because Mr Clinton himself Malakoof primary school in/J of Arkansas." R.W. “Johnny" extensive coverage. “Extra¬ admitted during last year's Nanterre. northwest of Paris, Apple, Washington bureau marital affairs is not fee election campaign feat he had if they told anyone about fee chief of The New York Times. subject of our reporting.” said caused “pain” in his marriage. attacks. had declared on Tuesday. By Leonard Downie, its executive However, he denied an affair According to testimony. yesterday morning America's editor. “The subject of our with Gennifer Flowers, fee Provaux was known to be an premier newspaper was carry¬ reporting is fee question of Arkansas nightclub singer alcoholic, but he was allowed ing as its second lead story the whether or not Bill Clinton, as who was among the women to keep his teaching job even First Lady's denial of accusa¬ Governor and now as Presi¬ the troopers named. though his superiors were tions it had not reported in the dent has in any way used On fee other hand, the aware of fee problem. (AP) first place. government resources and troopers have acknowledged General sued CBS Television, which had power in any connection with plans to write a book which disdained the story on Mon¬ hhiiss pprriivvaattee lfiiffee tthhaatt wwoouulldd bbee would presumably make them Lagos: Gani Fawehinmi. a day night had by Tuesday improper." rich men. They have put civil liberties lawyer, has tak¬ night joined all the other But the real question feat themselves in the hands of networks in covering it “The editors have been grappling Cliff Jackson, an Arkansas en General Sani Abacha, Ni¬ most important thing is feat wife is how much credibility lawyer with a record of enmity geria’s military ruler, and Olu the story has legs." said Mark to give fee allegations, the Like towards Mr Clinton. The alle¬ Onagoruwa. fee Justice Min¬ Shields, a political commenta¬ of which have never before gations first appeared in the ister^ court over ten decrees tor, on the Public Television been levelled against a sitting American Spectator, a conser¬ banning Legal challenges to Service. The sole holdout was President CM the one hand vative magazine that has also them, newspapers have re¬ The Wall Street Journal, nor¬ they are detailed, and are delighted in denigrating Mr ported here. (Reuter,■) mally one of Mr Clinton's bong made by state troopers Clinton. UN troops stay sternest critics. It was attack¬ who for years spent most of With fee exception of Mrs ing the White House on a their waking hours wife Mr Clinton’s remarks on Tues¬ New York: Jonathan Howe, second front with its investiga¬ Clinton during the 1980s. Two day, the White House re¬ the chief United Nations en¬ tion of the Clintons' past have spoken on-the-record sponse has been to batten voy in Somalia, has said he ex¬ business dealings wife James down the hatches and hope pects UN troops to stay until McDougal, a bankrupt Ar¬ the storm blows over. It has March 1995. The Security kansas building society owner given none of its regular daily Council hopes feat at least who lent him campaign briefings this week, and until l&0Op troops will remain after money. yesterday kept Mr Clinton six countries withdraw their The American media be¬ largely out of range of report¬ contingents soon. (Reuter) came aware, and was some¬ ers’questions. what chastened, by its power Officials are telling journal¬ Iranians killed during fee 1984 presidential ists that the public was well election campaign when it aware of Mr Clinton’s lapses Sofia: Two Iranians wanted exposed Gary Hart's sexual when they voted him into on suspicion of murdering a escapades and drove him from office and will ignore these policeman during a drugs the race. Ever since it has new allegations. They suggest raid, were killed in a gun bat¬ agonised over how far it can feat they are more concerned tle wife police here, a Bulgari¬ 1 . /-<"- legitimately probe into a politi¬ about the controversy over the an Interior Ministry official Us* cian's private life, and these Clintons' past business deal¬ said. The shooting of fee two allegations have thown that ings. The fact remains that fee debate into stark relief. Clintons have been dramati¬ mmaennh uenntd (eAdP ) a two-week Am*-.: If the allegations are true, cally deprived of what they % they raise serious questions expected to be a cheerful and Violent kidnap <1 * v V about Mr Clinton’s character, triumphant end to their first integrity and fitness to be year in office. Sao PAa. o.l1o : Deci.o_ Mo_nie s Ri- President — particularly as he beiro. one of Brazil's leading supposedly continued seeing McDougal: deals with The Clinton affair, page I coffee growers, was kidnap¬ one woman after his election. President questioned Clintons at home, page 12 ped from his car 120 miles They suggest that he may have William Rees-Mogg. page 14 The President and the First Lady, who have been deprived of a triumphant finish to their first year in office from here. Police believe he few ork ofl was beaten as he smuggled Two Israelis killed as peace with his kidnappers. It was fee Season of ill will casts its second abduction in his family in three years. (Reuter) Poor ,en re Policeman shot formula eludes negotiators pall over town of Christ Ankara: The head of Ankara’s police ami-terror unit was shot and badly wounded by a By Richajro Beeston ians have been killed in vio¬ I guard protesting about a de¬ ■ Israel and the PLO still cannot reach lence on both sides. The last From Richard Beeston in Bethlehem motion. Burhan Tansu was ISRAELI and Palestinian ne¬ attack against Israelis in the shot four times in fee abdo¬ gotiators edged towards a agreement on security and sovereignty. occupied territories occurred f Christmas purists in fee when the Israeli authorities the Islamic Resistance Move¬ men during an argument wife compromise on fee second day Opponents are taking advantage of the in the West Bank town of West bemoan the comm¬ prevented the Norwegian ment. Hamas, called a strike Anf Dogan, who has been of their talks outside Paris stalemate to wreck the treaty Hebron a week ago. It is ercialisation of their fa¬ government, which mediated for no better reason than to arrested. (Reuter) yesterday aimed at saving believed that Hamas suspend¬ vourite holiday, then they the Middle East peace deal intimidate local shopkeepers. their stalled peace ileal. ed its operations for fear of should spare a thought for from donating a Christmas wmEEvvi.eewnnu ttuhh.ee i urreemlliiigg aiiooiHuussjp aaKuucttehhpooerrrisi¬-. TV chief jailed However, there was no sign jeopardising fee repatriation the luckless inhabitants of tree to Bethlehem, citing fears ties are not averse to using fee of an imminent breakthrough lo be resolved during this in an interview wife the of its supporters among the Christ's birthplace. that it could be diseased. occasion for political postur¬ SCeasowu.1l:. A* c_r i- m-i nal. court sen¬ on fee main outstanding Is¬ round of dialogue, and it French daily, liberation, yes¬ las of the deportees from Bethlehem's problems do The slight to Bethlehem's ing. Michel Sabbah, fee Latin tenced Masato Shinohara. fee sues of security and sovereign¬ looked certain that another terday. The delay apparently southern Lebanon- not stem from fee low-key honour did not go unan¬ Patriarch of Jerusalem, who Japanese bureau chief of Ja¬ ty. and militant Palestinians meeting between Yitzhak Ra¬ gave encouragement to the Even before fee latest attack decorations outside the swered. Elias Freij, the town's this week demanded that pan s Fuji Television Com¬ took advantage of the dead¬ bin. the Israeli Prime Minis¬ Islamic Resistance Move¬ by Arab militants, Jewish town's souvenir shops, where mayor, made his own state¬ Israel release an imprisoned pany here, to two years in olof ckv itool reenscuem ien t hfeeier coamccpuapiigend tPeLr.O acnhda irYmaassni,r tAo racfoamt,p ltehtee omuetn yte, sHteradmaya’ss, dwrihviec-hb yc sahrorioetd¬ rsieetstl ehrasd i ns itghnea olclecdu pthieedi rt einrrtietno¬¬ schheiratps o livaen-dw ooPd acalervsitnignsi.a Tn- mflaegn tf broym ra ihsiisn gm au Pnaicleipstailn ioafn¬ mhiinltietadn tth gaut ehreri lilnat elneaddse tro, huases mto rt.h£e LJS,aSpina8n emsei fi£tamry- territories, where two Israelis details of fee peace accord ing in the West Bank village of tion to step up their campaign headscarves are about oil fices. just across Manger his Midnight Mass sermon tiassy in Seoul between I9S9 were killed in an ambush. would nor now rake place Beituniya, where gunmen to undermine the peace pro¬ there is for sale. Instead, the Square from the main Israeli in the Church of fee Nativity and 1992. (Reuter) Reports in Israel suggested before the new year, sprayed 50 rounds of automat¬ cess. The leaders of fee settlers tradition in this West Bank Tpolice station. to press Yitzhak Rabin, fee Access granted v'fr i3 feat the Israeli and PLO Nissim Zvili, the Secretary- ic fire into an Israeli car. unveiled their plans yesterday town just south of Jerusalem Israeli Prime Minister, and officials, meeting in Versailles, General of Israel's ruling Lab¬ killing two orthodox Jews. to establish satellite settle¬ is that every political force in he Israelis told him to Yassir Arafat the PLO chair¬ were still stuck on the question our Party, who met Mr Arafat Jewish settlers vowed last ments beside fee existing 130 the region tikes to make its take it down, raising man. for progress in their K ^paJ authorities have of who will control fee border in Tunis on Tuesday night, night to mount simultaneous Jewish communities in fee presence felt at fee one time fee prospects of a test talks. lor fee first time given Italy's crossings between the Gaza said feat part of fee problem demonstrations across Israel West Bank, Gaza Strip and of year when it is assured an of wills between Palestinian The result is that fee air of «2«3£!5 Strip and Egypt, and fee West in the current negotiations and the occupied territories to Golan Heights. international audience. nationalism and Israeli mili¬ gloom which has come to jo fee accounts of fee Bank town of Jericho and was fee PLO chiefs negotiat¬ protest ar the deaths and block “If there are 130 settlements Although fee prospects for tary might which could yet oiaracterise Befhelehem over *?nk'wWch alleged- 2IVUC Jordan, once Israeli forces ing style, which he likened to traffic to Arab vehicles. now and they are giving fee a happy Christmas in Bethle¬ derail fee Christmas celeb¬ fee past few years will proba- mi m^ded 3 COnduit for £36 v,V. •• :-r» have withdrawn from fee ha ggling “as if he was in a "Again we sec that this Government problems, the hem started off well when rations. Not to be left out of Wy be faithfully reproduced fejMion m bribes ■■ to st’ctrtvc jj area. souk (a Muslim market)". peace isn't peace. It is costing way to double the problems Israel and the Palestine lib¬ fee picture: militant Palestin¬ on Christmas Eve. The Israeli politicians. 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Bank. said. familiar and depressing pat¬ bu Musa, issued a state¬ more like England football fo£j S3? b^inEd from fee ultimate control of who and months ago and was non- Since the peace agreement "We want to stall the negoti¬ tern has emerged. The first ment this week warning that fans than pilgrims, will won¬ jus alleged rofloer ionn ea y ebarra wfolr The New Yc what is allowed to enter fee negotiable. "The sooner Arafat was signed between Israel and ations.- he added. "We are for sign that there could be pilgrims to fee region would der why they bothered Palestinian autonomous ar¬ understands that the better it fee PLO signed on September peace, but do not accept this problems ahead occurred not be safe from attack. Then coming. rml'an P01** said. He left a tty*-. ■- seb the are eas. The issue seemed unlikely will be for everyone,” he said 13.16 Israelis and 45 Palestin¬ peace plan," ■■suVdayLng he sS’- ’c :umbia l raw t ■r,fV ■" - MiiJwKrhri wiIhour v ’* <Ti riflV L ifed the ’jlto Mure than ■ .X. ” were redeea M few days. C? .
|LW»[ S[£ZIj^STHURSDAY DECEMRFp 231993 OVERSEAS NEWS 9 23 Wind of chans ■ ‘ r'fi" (1„ ^. s t?^ ^ TT ^v^|/u itrui P'-t'Dic ^ (V." '*-? j,.„ '• Pretoria’s white parliament Wr * -■. •, ‘cjr. ;iea^;- Mir.L!*nPV FromI MMliCcJhlAaeiLl HHaaMmLlVyNn — _ IN JlOOHUAANVNkElSirBmUinRAG . ■■_ _ five groups of white right-wingers and THE South African parliament yestcr- Con*f™anw black homeland leaders aay voted itself out of existence in the are linked on the other, yesterday set a rhrr- \ country’s most dramatic constitutional neft deadline for completion of the change since the establishment of the negotiations. January 24 has now been union of South Africa in 1910. set as the last date on which the multi- With the rricomcraJ parliament will party negotiating council could meet to now disappear the entire organisational, endorse an agreement with the alliance “*••-<.• -or. . legislative and administrative underpin¬ 10 aeainst. Earlier Dr MPs had an official “team photograph" It seems, however, that like a work of .1? ' ning for apartheid, the grotesque racial Hartzenberg. with his ginger moustache taken. Two members, both called van der art, a constitution is never actually policy of "separate development" that quivemg. compared the end of the Merwe. wore silty hats. Queen Victoria, completed: work on it just stops, it k was written into law after the election to apartheid parliament to Mav 31. 1902. whose statue stands implacably suggested that if the negotiators need in'ms^ ** NarionaJ P&rty government when the “bitter-enders" among the unamused in the parliament’s grounds, nme a multi-party accord ~-J . Ju«?a badly beaten Boer leaders finally admit- w-as unaffected even by a 60mph exam- should be drawn up. which bind the new Just before the vote was taken the t«i defeat and yielded to the might of the pie of the howling wind that regularly government, that the agreed amend¬ Conservative MPs and a staunch group Bntish war machine. Speaking at the afflicts Cape Town at Christinas. People ments would be made after the election. ,ar f.-ru -V. non 5 of supporters in the public gallery stood official closure of the present session of dung to lamp-posts to prevent them¬ This would at least mean that parliament to attention and sang the national parliament. Dr Hartzenberg insisted selves being dashed beneath the traffic would not have to be recalled for a final mat the disappearance of the all-white session befoer the election. anthem. Die Stem [The Call). The most and pons were left deserted. senior of the hardline white suprema¬ House of Assembly meant a loss of The decision to press ahead with The new compromise which led to cists. Ferdi Hartzenberg, the Leader of freedom for the Afrikaners. “There will passing the new constitution into law hopes tiiat the talking would continue, wthaes Cboeninsger vcraetiavteed P, a"rftty i,s s aa idtr aan smitoionns tetor paegoapinle .b"e h ea sHaiodu. se of Assembly for our tions rwakitehr fdivees ppiotlei titchael fgarcotu tphsa wt nheog hotaiva¬e scoanmeen aefdt etrh teh ed AeNmCan adn dt hthaet Gthoev earlnlimanecnet .s eacher communism," he said. However, the country's black popuia- still not accepted the transition to accept the negotiation result, the iransi- A young white who yelled “You are tion welcomed the new constitution. majomy role have not ended. It is still non and the election, sight unseen. Now busy with treason" was removed from Nelson Mandela, president of the Afri¬ possible that the constitution may yei the alliance leaders must agree that if a thegallery after the singing. Meanwhile can National Congress, in his Christinas have to be changed before it comes into pohucaJ deal is made they will commit JS-Hedfe MPs belonging to the African National message to the nation, saw the promise effect with ihe holding of the country’s themselves to ihe result, the transitional 1 Congress and its alliance partners stood of a brighter tomorrow’. This will be the nrst non-raciai. fully democratic general structures and me election. If they do with clenched fists and cried: “Amandla last Christmas we observe under white election on April 27. ^ that, said me weary negotiators, talks on *+rt ^and* Kobie Coetsee^aUs^ af the finaJ^^rUamemary^e^^1*6, aviethu/* — “Power is ours!" nunontv rule," he said. "We start 1994 , A •ate-night compromise between the substantive issues could begin right The vote was passed by 236 for with vigour, for it is our year of freedom." ANC and the Government on one side, away. ^ Alter the parliamentary session ended pupils and the Freedom Alliance in which the Leading article, page 15 Cambodian hope N-l- of survival rides ii:i fct- Sni’ on King’s health £ Proposed changes From James Pringle in phnom penh PORTRAITS of a suave, gomg chemotherapy in Peking black-haired King Sihanouk for a tumour near his prostate w the prime of fife have gland He said last month: recently been replaced on pub¬ “My death is foreseeable." lic buildings here by pictures The matter is of as much of an older, grey-haired figure. concern to the Khmer Rouge, While the earlier pictures flat¬ which remains outside die tered the monarch. 71. who mainstream of political fife resumed the throne of Cambo¬ here but seems to want to join dia in September, the new the Government without giv¬ painted portraits, which seem ing up any of the area it to stress his mortality, hardly controls, as to its adversaries, seem to do him justice. a coalition of royalist and Yet the state of health of former Marxist parties which King Sihanouk, the only fig¬ i 5t ricrai h were elected in the elections ure revered by all sides in last May. “Sihanouk’s is the Cambodia, and the key to only one the Khmer Rouge peace and stability in a coun¬ listens to."an envoy here said try now enjoying a tenuous Though often viewed as peace after 13 years of bloody exasperating by foreign gov¬ civil war. is a subject of ernments, the King is regard¬ ■v - _ . worried speculation in the ed as the only national figure Cambodian capital. who can bring together Cam¬ The King, who re-ascended bodia's former warring fac¬ the throne again after 38 years tions, diplomats say. He is soon after the successful UN- seen as above the bay. e25 i i % iroop- sponsored elections, is under- “Given the fragility of Cam¬ bodia’s situation, h would be a catastrophe If the King were not to survive," noted another Western envoy. T dread to think what would happen." The Government has announced its intention to The latest word about the NEW PHASING OF King's health came from Prin¬ cess Bopha Devi.- the king's favourite daughter, who has make changes to the regulations on child support MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS just returned from seeing her father in Peking. “He seemed very strong," she told relieved maintenance. These changes will be laid before The proposed changes to phasing may affect foreign envoys at a diplomatic reception here. □ Khmer talks: Prince Noro¬ dom Ranariddh, the Prime Parliament shortly and are subject to approval. those absent parents who: Minister, has held secret talks in Bangkok with Khieu □ Samphan. of the Khmer 3will: • had an existing maintenance agreement prior to Rouge, to discuss a possible role for the rebels in the Sihtahneo puokli:ilt iitscitc aayl sf,i oGffoicviearlsn mrepeonrtt,e d.g o(Rveeurtnemr) ent • make changes to the formula used to assess child 5 April 1993, and ! \ U>kniti New York offers support maintenance, and • currently support a second family. 1 • extend the arrangements for phasing in the The proposed new phasing arrangements will poor token relief way maintenance payments are made by some also start early in February 1994. The Child Support C From James Bone in new york hristmas shoppers in Washington state have absent parents. Agency will contact those people who may be affected. in New York now also experimented with the have a new way of voucher approach. bringing a little seasonal The results have prompt¬ There is no need to contact the Child w ochf eebre gtog athrse gorno wtihneg tcriotyo’ps nede edas orefa bsesgegssamrse. nAt ltohof udgihe CHANGES TO THE FORMULA f3,t. 3I175J r streets — giving them spe¬ about 70 per cent of Berke¬ Support Agency. A cial food vouchers instead ley’s vouchers were re¬ The proposed changes to the formula will start $ □ of small change. deemed for food and other & A community group has goods, in Portland only 13 persuaded 17 shops on per cent are used, convinc¬ If you would like further information, plpagp ffl] Manhattan’s Upper West ing some that most panhan¬ m February 1994. People with existing child support • L6J) w □ Side to sell the 25-cent dlers only really want drugs S vouchers to their custom¬ and alcohoL in the coupon and send to: CS Changes, FREEPOST c» ers. The beggars can then maintenance assessments should not do anything % redeem the vouchers at face ome critics say the si I2M value for food and toiletries voucher schemes 1399, Slough SL14BU (no stamp needed). * J1 .X.U. . —— abtu sti xn olot caallc osuhpoel romr adrrkuegtss Christmmearse lsyc rsoeorvgee st oto h easl¬p about these changes - in February they will 1> nU]fJi ;. and a bagel shop. suage their guilty con¬ * 1 ILI The West Side Cares sciences by giving a I----------___- Ss 3X0s3 gherolpu pt osa y"sst othpe fsecehdeimnge wthilel panitdta nacreg utoe tthhoaste tihne npereod¬, automatically have their maintenance re-assessed. CS Changes, FREEPOST 1399, Slongh SLI4BU. (IN BLOCK CAPITALS PU^SeT" 0«1 .1I.27.0J 0 drag dealers and start feed¬ grammes are no substitute 92 .3.5.1 ing people in need”. But it for effective soda! policy. Name (Mr/Mra/Msl; 5 I9J1 oU has already been criticised They predict that the All new child support maintenance assessments 9l I1 L45a \u’t,y by some groups who work vouchers will be traded for 9 3ti with the homeless. cash on the blade market, S Address: 3 oil The voucher idea was just as government-issued made after February 1994 will take account of the pioneered in the university “food stamps" are sold by town of Berkeley, outside welfare recipients who □ San Francisco, which has want money to buy drugs. changes. sold 250.000 coupons over The New York scheme tar¬ a sS 1112.79 the last two years. But with gets the area around Co¬ 79 B9.A7 Americans increasingly lumbia University, which is J 0J ictoyn ocfe lrifnee bde acbaouuset tohfe iinrc qreuaasl¬¬ swaenadlwthiyc hUedp pebre tWweeestn Stihdee There is no need to contact the Child Postcode: ■JaJAa 11h17100mA4j6 j «* * ing crime and homeless¬ and the slums of Harlem. Til -9 IIJ ness, a number of other More than 100 vouchers Support Agency. If you are acting on behalf of an organisation, please tick the box. □ ■4 MU rides such as New Haven, were redeemed in the first Connecticut, and Portland few days. Issued by the Department of Social Security b IEX aplul .No .