Nichols' lawyers say McVeigh used client
John Bacon; Bonna M. de la Cruz
that their client unwittingly was used by condemned bomber Timothy McVeigh
preparations for the
wounded more than 500.
In an interview with CBS News, lawyers Michael Tigar and Ronald Woods said
Nichols had no prior knowledge of the bombing. They said Nichols had driven
the getaway car, but contended that Nichols thought his Army buddy's car had
broken down and he simply was giving him a lift.
A jury sentenced McVeigh to death Friday. Nichols faces the same 11 charges at
a trial set for September.
Group protests logging operation
Timber protest: Paul White, left, lies chained to a wood chipper as a woman
stands by during a protest at a Shelburne, N.H., lumber operation. White was
arrested but about two dozen other members of Native Forest Network were
dispersed peacefully. Mead Corp. officials deny allegations that excessive timber
cutting is causing environmental damage.
SIMPSON CASE: A hearing to decide what personal property O.J. Simpson may
withhold from creditors exposed a rift between survivors of Nicole Brown
Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Daniel Petrocelli, the lawyer for Goldman's
father, Fred, claimed that ``Simpson's lawyers and the lawyers for Nicole's estate
are working very closely together to keep Mr. Goldman from getting anything
from Mr. Simpson.'' Also, Tanya Brown, Nicole's sister, denied reports that the
Brown family was in possession of Simpson's missing 1968 Heisman Trophy,
valued at $400,000. ``It's a lie,'' she said. ``It's the most coveted award in sports,
I think I'd know if we had it.''-- Jonathan T. Lovitt
released from a brimming reservoir near Blackfoot,
to towns and farms along the flooding
have been evacuated from nearby communities. About 150 homes along a
40-mile stretch of the river have been damaged, and thousands of acres of
farmland are inundated. ``Assuming that the weather doesn't change, the worse
has passed,'' National Guard Lt. Col. James Ball said.
TIMES BEACH CLEANUP: The giant incinerator burning dioxin-tainted soil
has completed its work. The town, 25 miles southwest of
contaminated in the 1970s when waste oil was sprayed on its dirt streets to keep
the dust down. The government bought out its 2,300 residents. Since March
1996, the incinerator has processed more than 600 tons of soil daily. A state park
is planned for the 500-acre site.
ALSO MONDAY . . .
CRIME LAB ERROR: Charges were dropped against a man accused of killing a
erred in linking him to the crime with fiber evidence. Karl Michael Roush, 44,
remains jailed on a shoplifting conviction.
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Education Department released the first preliminary
statistics collected under the 1994 Gun Free Schools Act. In the 1995-1996
year, 6,276 students in 29 states and the
expelled for bringing guns and other weapons to school.
INTERNET MOM: Sandra
Hacker, 24, of
pleading innocent to child neglect. Police said she was spending up to 12 hours a
day at her computer and ignoring her children, ages 5, 3 and 2.
A hippie guru who gained influence with the rich and powerful in the 1970s
before he beat his girlfriend to death and stuffed the body in a steamer trunk has
Ira Einhorn, 57, fled to
``Holly'' Maddux was to begin. A
1993 and he was sentenced to life in prison. French police arrested Einhorn
Friday in the
home converted from a windmill.
His lawyer, Norris Gelman, said Einhorn will fight extradition, noting that
Einhorn's fate here is sealed.
Einhorn, known for not bathing and answering his door naked, was a symbol for
drugs, free love, peace and unity. Fortune 500 companies hired him to tell them
about future trends. ``He was and remains a remarkable man,'' said Bernard
Segal, his former lawyer. ``He was on the cutting edge of all new ideas, always
thinking and looking.''-- Bonna M. de la Cruz
PHOTOS, B/W, AP (2); PHOTO, B/W,Orin Langelle, AP