People in the News
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) _ Singer Anne Murray has an unwelcome admirer - a farmer who’s convinced that the Canadian-born entertainer is in love with him and has been jailed for harassing her.
Robert Kieling, 52, is seeking to be released from jail until his appeal of a six-month sentence is heard. He argued in court Thursday that he should be let out on bail to harvest his grain crop.
Kieling believes Murray is in love with him and has been convicted 11 times since 1980 for bothering her. He’s under a court order not to contact her or any members of her family.
His most recent conviction for breaching the order came June 29 after he telephoned her office 263 times in the first six months of this year. Crown attorney Alistair Johnston said the calls continued right up until he was sent to jail.
Kieling also was convicted for sending Murray a letter in December asking her to come visit him by taking the train to Saskatchewan from her hometown of Springhill, Nova Scotia.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Jimmy Carter, who has been mountaineering and game- viewing in Tanzania, will meet President Yoweri Museveni during a one-day visit to Uganda next week.
During his stopover Tuesday in Kampala, the former U.S. president also will talk with officials in the ministeries of health and agriculture, Susan Zelle, acting director of the U.S. Information Service, said Friday.
Museveni is a former guerrilla leader who seized power 32 months ago.
Carter and a party of 35 leave Wednesday for a visit to Marxist Ethiopia, the Soviet Union’s staunchest ally in Africa.
On Sunday, Tanzanian President Ali Hassan Mwinyi will present Carter, 64, with a certificate for his succcessful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Then Carter’s party will fly to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
There, Carter will meet with Kenyan government officials while other members of the party visit a village during the one-day stay, the U.S. Embassy said.
CHICAGO (AP) - Bernardine Dohrn says she has few regrets about her activist past, though she concedes the political movement of the 1960s was occasionally fraught with ″arrogance, sexism and racism.″
″I was determined not to be like my mother’s generation,″ Dohrn, former leader of the Weather Underground and once listed on the FBI’s ″10 Most Wanted″ list, told an audience Thursday at the downtown Cultural Center. She said she had wanted ″no marriage, no children.″
But Dohrn’s views have mellowed since she spent 11 years in hiding and served a seven-month prison term for refusing to cooperate with a grand jury investigation of a 1981 Brink’s armored truck robbery in which three people were killed.
Dohrn, 46, has married and has three children. She lives in Chicago, working for children’s welfare issues, with her husband, William Ayers, also a onetime member of the Weather Underground who is now a teacher of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
″Remembering the past is a more revealing process than studying the present,″ Dohrn told her audience. ″The appeal of the ’60s protest movement comes from a simple notion - that what you do makes a difference.″
But Dohrn said radical movements she was involved in were often ″chaotic, inconsistent and messy.
″In our militancy and intensity, we somehow lost hold of what brought us into the movement in the first place - a spirit of unity and democracy.″
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The former girlfriend of Boston Red Sox star Wade Boggs struck out in court Friday when a commissioner threw out her suit seeking $6 million compensation for four years of part-time companionship.
″Score one for Wade Boggs,″ exulted Jennifer King, attorney for the four- time American League batting champion.
The suit by Margo Adams, 32, of Costa Mesa, sought $6 million in punitive damages and compensation for lost wages for time she spent on Sox road trips with Boggs, 30, who is married and has two children.
Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Eleanor Palk rejected the suit as being improperly grounded in law, but left open the possibility that it could be refiled if it is amended. Ms. Adams’ attorney, James McGee, said in court he intended to rewrite the suit and refile it within 30 days.
Neither Boggs nor Ms. Adams was in court.
The suit contended that Boggs and Ms. Adams essentially lived together during Red Sox road trips, and that by breaking off the affair, Boggs broke an oral contract that called for her to provide companionship.
Ms. King argued that if such a contract existed, it necessarily would have included sex. A contract for sex is illegal, invalidating any legal claim by any party to such a contract, she argued.
The third-baseman has apologized to Deborah, his wife of 10 years and regrets the affair, Ms. King said.
Boggs acknowledges taking Ms. Adams, identified by her attorney as a mortgage broker, along on most of the team’s road trips for two years. But he broke off the affair two years ago, his lawyer said.
Ms. Adams is planning a ″kiss-and-tell″ book about the affair and has signed a literary agent to try to sell the memoir to publishers.