Copyright 2000 The Seattle Times Company
The Seattle Times
May 27, 2000, Saturday Final Edition
SECTION: NEWS; Pg. A5; DAILY BRIEFING
LENGTH: 257 words
HEADLINE: Daily Briefing
Update Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, serving a life sentence for three murders, has filed court papers seeking to have his guilty plea withdrawn and a new trial with a different judge. A judge yesterday ordered the release of ballistics reports that relatives of the Columbine High massacre victims hope will bolster their claims that law officers mishandled the situation. The report will go to the victims' relatives and to the families of gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. A grand jury will investigate the deadly collapse of a nightclub pier along the Delaware River to determine whether criminal charges should be filed, Philadelphia officials said yesterday. The widows of three of the six firefighters killed in a Worcester, Mass., warehouse fire in December have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the owners of the building. Los Angeles archbishop Cardinal Roger Mahony yesterday called on California Gov. Gray Davis to suspend executions and conduct a review of the fairness of the state's death-penalty process. People A Decatur, Ill., judge yesterday backed the school board's decision to bar the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other Rainbow/PUSH Coalition members from the graduation of two students expelled for fighting. Jackson honored the ruling. Today in history In 1647, the first recorded American execution of a "witch" took place in Massachusetts. In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to the public.