Unabomber News History

Copyright 1995 Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.

Chicago Sun-Times

May 9, 1995,TUESDAY,Late Sports Final Edition


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BODY: Unabomber Letter

A letter received by a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist was sent by the Unabomber on the same day as a package bomb that killed another man, the FBI confirmed Monday. The bomber sent four letters from Oakland, Calif., on April 20 when he mailed the most recent bomb. One letter went to Richard J. Roberts at New England Biolabs in Beverly, Mass., near Boston. The FBI said the contents will not be disclosed.

Attorney for McVeigh

A new attorney was appointed for Timothy McVeigh, charged under a federal anti-terrorism statute in the April 19 Oklahoma City bombing. U.S. District Judge David Russell appointed Stephen Jones as a federal public defender. McVeigh's original public defenders said they had friends killed in the explosion and could not adequately represent the suspect.

Clinton Jabs Gingrich

President Clinton demanded immediate congressional action on his anti-terrorism package, disregarding Republican warnings that an FBI promotion could stall the legislation. In a slap at House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the president said, "Nothing can justify turning this bill into a political football." Gingrich had said Sunday that the bill could be slowed by Attorney General Janet Reno's decision to name Larry Potts deputy director of the FBI.

Wives to Leave Iraq

The wives of two Americans imprisoned for illegal entry into Iraq plan to leave Iraq this week after receiving no response to their requests to meet with Saddam Hussein to appeal for their husbands' freedom, Linda Barloon said in Baghdad. Barloon visited husband William and Kathy Daliberti visited husband David in the Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad on Monday.

Inmate Sues

An inmate at the Limestone Correctional Facility in Athens, Ala., filed suit Monday against Governor Fob James claiming that working on one of the state's new chain gangs violates his civil rights. Michael Anthony Austin claims that chain gangs violate the 8th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits slavery and cruel and unusual punishment, and the 14th Amendment, which requires guarantees that citizens obtain due process of the law.