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Judge discharges Simpson grand jury

A JUDGE yesterday dissolved the grand jury considering a murder indictment against O J Simpson, saying some members of the panel may have been prejudiced by the publicity surrounding the case. The ruling apparently clears the way for a 30 June preliminary hearing at which prosecutors must present their evidence supporting murder charges filed by police.

Christopher could go in reshuffle at State Dept

AS A shake-up gathers pace in the State Department there is growing speculation about the future of Warren Christopher, the Secretary of State. Rumours that he will be replaced by September are being fuelled by the departure of three senior aides and dissatisfaction in the White House.

Murder mystery feeds LA's appetite for celebrity scandal

IT IS a murder mystery that has all the elements to appeal to the lurid appetites of this media-driven city. There are two bodies, found sprawled on a pavement at midnight after apparently being stabbed to death. There is a blood- stained glove in a luxury house. And there is a sports superstar.

The Daily Poem: Delta

For copyright reasons we are not able to provide the full text of the poem on this database. Following are the details of the publication in which it appears.

Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Nixon: Republican supporters ignore the Watergate debacle and pay tribute to the 'peacemaker' with flowers and eulogies

PREPARATIONS were under way yesterday for the burial of Richard Nixon in the southern California township where he was born 81 years ago.

Biosphere plea

Aformer Biosphere 2 crew member accused of sabotaging the self-contained glass- and-steel dome says she broke windows and opened doors to 'flush' the air for the safety of the volunteers inside, AP reports from Oracle, Arizona.

BOOK REVIEW / Heavy duty talk show: 'It's Not About a Salary: Rap, Race & Resistance in Los Angeles' - Brian Cross, Verso pounds 34.95/ pounds 12.95; 'The Ice Opinion' - Ice-T with Heidi Sigismund, St Martin's Press/Pan Books pounds 9.99

THE title of Brian Cross's fascinating and scrupulous history of LA rap is actually borrowed from a New York rapper, KRS1, and his 1988 single 'My Philosophy'. This is not an anomaly. One of the most interesting features of It's Not About a Salary is the way it traces cultural flight paths from East Coast to West and back again.

Clinton denies guards arranged affairs: President keeps his cool as he fights scandal on two fronts

PRESIDENT Bill Clinton yesterday denied that as governor of Arkansas he had asked his security guards to arrange extra-marital affairs for him. In a series of interviews in the White House aimed at trying to defuse the scandal, he said: 'We did nothing wrong.'

Maid lands Jackson in hot water

MICHAEL JACKSON'S battle to salvage his career and reputation suffered another setback after a former maid claimed that she left her job two years ago after seeing him naked with young boys, writes Phil Reeves.

Tale of family murder shocks California

IN HIS 33 years in the hills of northern California, Donald Nunes has doubtless seen his fair share of nastiness in his capacity as sheriff, coroner, and marshal of Placer County. But nothing to compare with the investigation into the alleged activities of Theresa Knorr and her unhappy family.

Birth of a rumour is laid to rest

LOS ANGELES - One of the hottest topics of gossip and speculation ever to swirl through Hollywood and Beverly Hills may finally have been put to rest after the publication of a three- paragraph death notice in a newspaper, writes Phil Reeves.

Euro Disney may make room for a partner

PARIS - Euro Disney, troubled by a loss-making first year of operations dogged by bad weather and recession, may look for an outside partner to provide new funds, writes Julian Nundy.

Now it's much ado about Hillary's expensive hair-do

THINGS HAVE become a little hairy of late for the First Couple in the public relations department. First there was the furore over Bill's 50-minute trim on the tarmac of Los Angeles airport for the embarrassingly large sum of dollars 200 (pounds 130). But Hillary, we now learn, recently had a hair-do at a cost of dollars 2,000.

Obituary: Leigh Wiener

Leigh Wiener, photographer: born 1931; married (two children); died Los Angeles 11 May 1993.
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