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- --- - - - -----------THE NATION 'Illl U.S. DIGEST REYNOLDS PULLS OUT OF PROPOSED TOBACCO SETTLEMENT: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. is pulling out of the proposed t0bacco settlem ent that already h as earned three states billions of dollars, dismayed by Congress' attempt to approve a much tougher version, a lawyer said yesterday. The practical effect of RJR's move, expected to be formally announced today in Washington, is that the company would fight in court any restrictions on their i ndustry th at Congress passes. ONE DEAD, ONE IN CUSTODY IN FOUR APPARENTLY RANDOM KILLINGS IN TWO STATES: Two young m en allegedly went on an interstate killing spree, sh ooting four people to death and seriously wou nding a fifth before one suspect was killed and the other captured. A manhunt for the two men was law1ched after Chall< A. a 48-year-old man was found dead and W JJ another man was seriously wounded in esse Albion, Ul Illinois State Police identifi ed the dead suspect as 19-year-old Chalk A. Wessell of Wash ington, Ind. Authoriti es said he had been shot to death. T he second suspect, 2 1-year-old Steven Hale, also of Washington, Ind., was arrested. COLLEGE GRADUATES FEEL BETTER THAN IDGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS: T hinking about quitting school for the sake of your mental health? Think again. College graduates across the country feel better emotionally and physically than high school dropouts because they have better jobs, take better care of themselves and have better access to health care, say government researchers who conducted a state-by-state health survey. The survey showed college graduates fe lt healthy an average of 26 days a month, while high school dropouts felt good 22.8 days a m onth . First family cheers Jones ruling WASHINGTON (AP) - Buoyed by his legal " If you lie under oath, if you intimidate a vict0ry, President Clinton declared yesterday witness, if you seek otherwise to obstruct the from Africa that he was "very much looking process of justice, it doesn't matter who wins and loses in the civil case," the prosecutor said. forward" to a homecoming absent the Paula Jones trial. Prosecutors tempered White House Mrs. Jones drove off wordlessly from her Long euphoria by questioning the president's chief of Beach, CaW., condominium before noon on staff before a grand jury. yesterday with one of her ch ildren in a carseat. She has m ade no public comment s ince Mrs. Jones' lawyers said they were "99 Wednesday's percent" certain they ..---. would appeal the decision. dismissal of her However, her sexual harassment spokeswoman, lawsuit. Susan Carpenter But for the time McMillan, said, "lf being, the mling by a that ruling stands, federal judge in Li ttle then you just have Rock, Ark., lek an ope n season on White House ;a women here in this troubleshooters ~ country for groping focused in a single ~ and grabbing." direction ~ One of Mrs. Jones' Independent Counsel c5 lawyers said she Kenneth Starr and ~ was weighing what his investigation into ~ to do next. "She's the Monica i;generally taking a Paula /ones. in her workout outfit, talks to the m edia very mature Lewinsky matter. as she drives to the gym yesterday. That investigation, attitude, asking an outgrowth of the 'What are my Jones lawsuit, is to determine if Clinton had options? What is the likelihood of success on sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, a White appeal?'" attorney Wesley Holmes said. House intern, and tried to cover it up from Mrs. With public opinions polls showing Americans Jones' lawyers. satisfied by the dismissal, Clinton even got some With the political climate around him kind words from House Speaker Newt Gingrich. markedly changed, Starr said he recognized " a " Bill Clinton has plenty of courage, " Gingrich very keen and powerful interest" in quickly said in an interview taped by CNBC. " Anyone wrapping up his investigation but declared he who's taken the beating he has and stood up would not be derailed by the Jones dismissal. every morning has a lot of courage." THE WORLD WORLD DIGEST THOUSANDS SHOUT 'REVENGE' IN HAMAS CHIEF'S FUNERAL MARCH: Shaking their fists in rage, thousands of mourners marched in a funeral procession yesterday for a top Hamas bombmaker hailed by Palestinians as a martyr and condemned by Israel as a terrorist. Hamas militants rejected Israel's denial of responsibility for the death of Mohiyedine Sharif, and vowed to avenge him with attacks bloodier than the string of suicide bombings that followed another bombmaker's assassination two years ago. Israel blames Sharif for masterminding July and September suicide bombings in Jerusalem that killed 26 people. CLINTON VISITS SLAVES' DEPARTURE POINT: At a haunting symbol of a cruel past, President Clinton gazed out yesterday from the "door of no return" where countless slaves were herded onto ships and sent to a life of misery. Clinton said it was " one of the most difficult chapters" of America's history. This was the last stop on Clinton's six-country, 12-day Bill Clinton African journey before be flew back to Washington. The somber slavehouse visit came amid White House relief at the dismissal of Paula Jones' sexual harassment suit against Clinton. IRAN AND IRAQ EXCHANGE MORE THAN 800 P.O.W.S: Iran and Iraq exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war at their border yesterday, the official Iraqi News Agency reported. The m ove was the first stage of a large-scale swap of thousands of POWs captured in the two cowitries' 1980-1988 war. Iran freed 800 Iraqi prisoners and Iraq released 62 Iranian prisoners at the al-Mundhariya border crossing, INA said. The crossing is 100 miles northeast of Baghdad. Riyad al-Qaysi. Earlier yesterday, government-controlled media in Iraq and Iran reported that over 6,000 prisoners in all would be £reed. Papon convicted of critnes against all hutnanity BORDEAUX, France (AP) - Maurice Papon, a former official of the pro-Nazi Vichy regime who later became a French Cabinet minister, was convicted yesterday of complicity in crimes against humanity for arresting and deporting Jews during World War II. The jury of nine civilians and three judges sentenced Papan to 10 years in prison, half the sentence requested by the state. After 19 hours of deliberation, the jury found Papon guilty of helping organize roundups of Jews during World War II, but acquitted him of guilt in their deaths. The jury essentially accepted the defense argument that Papon was not aware of the Final Solution, the Nazis plan to exterminate the Jews. Papon's six-month trial - the longest in French history - represented different things to different people. For some, it was seen as the last chance for France to confront, in a courtroom, its painful collaboration with Nazi Germany. But the defense stressed that because Papon was an individual, acquitting him was not tantamount to acquitting the Vichy regime. That regime, the defense argued, already has been convicted in the public mind. Papon is the most senior Vichy official to face trial for crimes against humanity. He was charged with ordering the arrests and deportations of 1,690 Jews from Bordeaux while serving as deputy prefect. Maurice Papon leaves the cem etery after visiting his wife's tomb in Gretz-Armainvilliers outside Paris yesterday. Papon argued throughout the trial that he was m erely a functionary relaying orders from his superior, Maurice Sabatier, who is n ow dead. in French legal history." In fact, one of the thorniest issues of the trial was the extent to which a middleman like Papon should be held accountable. The prosecution and 24 civil party lawyers presented him as "a link in the chain of responsibility" leading to the deaths of Jews. Yet they disagreed over how much he should be -punished.