O.J. juror is sickened by photos, dismissed
John Bacon; Anita Manning; Gary Fields
An alternate juror in the O.J. Simpson trial fell ill and was dismissed Thursday
after viewing grisly photos never before shown of Nicole Brown Simpson's body
lying on her side, her hair soaked in blood. The juror, a white man in his 40s,
asked the judge to release him due to stress and remained hospitalized when
court resumed. Other members of the civil jury were visibly distressed by the
graphic, close-up crime scene pictures of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
The victims' families are suing Simpson despite his acquittal on murder charges
last year. Simpson and Ronald Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, shouted at each
other as they left the proceedings. ``Don't give me any of your (expletive) dirty
looks!'' Goldman exploded. ``I'm not looking at you,'' Simpson shot back. ``I was
looking at your daughter, who was staring at me. Your daughter, she plays her
staring games.'' Family members hustled Simpson from the courtroom.
POWER LINE STUDY: People who live near power lines face no danger from
electromagnetic fields in their homes, says an analysis by an arm of the National
Research Council. The panel analyzed about 500 studies, representing 17 years
of research. Some studies have shown that children who live near power lines are
11/2 times more likely to develop leukemia. The committee says the cause must
be something other than electromagnetic fields. The report was commissioned by
Congress to address concerns that low-level electromagnetic fields caused by
electrical lines and appliances may pose health risks. -- Anita Manning
E. COLI ALERT: Health departments in Washington state issued an advisory
against drinking any unpasteurized apple juices or other fruit juices until further
notice. The consumer warning comes after an outbreak of E. coli poisoning that
was traced to apple juice produced by Odwalla Inc. of Half Moon Bay, Calif.
The apple juice has been linked to at least 10 of 13 confirmed cases of diarrheal
CADET ACCUSED: U.S. Military Academy senior James Engelbrecht, 22, has
been accused of raping a female cadet, the first such case since women were
admitted to the school 20 years ago. Officials say the rape occurred Memorial
Day weekend at another cadet's home in New Jersey. Engelbrecht, who continues
to attend classes, faces a military trial. West Point has 3,468 male cadets and 525
Devil's Night mainly contained
Incidents down: A Detroit police cruiser blocked off a street near an abandoned
house set ablaze Wednesday during Devil's Night. But overall the number of
incidents and damage was not great compared with some previous years. Mayor
Dennis Archer credited the 32,000 volunteers who patrolled streets and watched
vacant buildings -- along with cold, windy weather.
SMOKE 'EM IF YA GOT 'EM: The price of tobacco is going up at U.S. military
bases. Army and Air Force commissaries will charge 30% to 60% more for
tobacco products today under a new Pentagon policy ending a longstanding
subsidy on tobacco. Price increases of about 40 cents a pack of cigarettes are
expected to cut military use of tobacco by 15% and save the lives of 72,000
active military personnel, the Pentagon says. Most Navy and Marine bases
stopped selling tobacco products years ago.
CORRECTION: An Oct. 8 story on the Supreme Court case of Melissa Brooks
incorrectly reported that allegations of child abuse were part of her divorce
ALSO THURSDAY . . .
AIRPORT FIRE: A fire at a hangar burned two aircraft and briefly halted air
traffic at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Two people suffered minor
KILLER DOGS: Six Rottweiler dogs in Lake Wales, Fla., fatally mauled Corey
Hines, 10, as he walked into his grandmother's yard. The dogs' owner, neighbor
Tracey Parker, was not charged, but a probe was under way.
SMOKY COCKPIT: Continental Airlines Flight 1192, landing at Newark
International Airport from Jacksonville, Fla., reported a smoky smell, forcing the
runway to close briefly. An air conditioning problem was blamed.
Lawmaker promises FBI-Jewell hearing
The House panel that oversees federal law enforcement agencies is expected to
hold hearings on the FBI's handling of one-time Olympic bombing suspect
``There's no question that when we reconvene in January that there will be
hearings in respect to the Richard Jewell case,'' said Rep. Bill McCollum, R-Fla.,
chairman of the House subcommittee on crime.
FBI agents reportedly got Jewell to talk with them July 30 by leading him to
believe he was helping them make a training film on interrogations.
Jewell's lawyers say he was asked to sign a waiver of his constitutional rights
under the guise of making the film appear more authentic. -- Gary Fields
Contributing: Anita Manning, Beth Ashley and Jonathan T. Lovitt .
PHOTO, B/W, Michael Caulfield, AP; PHOTO, B/W, Bill Grimshaw, AP;
PHOTO, B/W, AP; Caption: Simpson: He and plaintiff Fred Goldman
confronted one another after jurors left the courtroom. Incidents down: A Detroit
police cruiser blocked off a street near an abandoned house set ablaze
Wednesday during Devil's Night. But overall the number of incidents and
damage was not great compared with some previous years. Mayor Dennis Archer
credited the 32,000 volunteers who patrolled streets and watched vacant
buildings -- along with cold, windy weather. Jewell: FBI was sneak y, he says.