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Photos of historic march destroyed

Someone broke into the National Voting Rights Museum and destroyed more than 30 photographs of the 1965 Bloody Sunday clash.

It was the second break-in in less than two weeks at the museum, which President Clinton visited this year to mark the 35th anniversary of the landmark civil rights confrontation.

Police Chief E.L. Tate discounted the possibility that the vandalism was racially motivated and said he suspects juveniles in both cases. "We'll have something in a few days. We've got a good lead," he said.

Thirty to 40 photographs were ripped up late Wednesday or early Thursday, museum administrator Felicia Pettway said.

"You really can't put a monetary value on the pictures. They were the original pictures from the march," Pettway said.

Seattle newspaper strike lingers into weekend

SEATTLE _ Union leaders are recommending that employees of the Seattle Times reject a contract offer intended to settle a strike that began more than five weeks ago.

Meanwhile, employees of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer agreed to return to work next week after approving a contract Thursday.

Back-to-work details for Seattle Times employees remained among the biggest sticking points in ending the strike by the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild, said Ron Judd, a union spokesman.

The guild voted on the Seattle Times' contract offer Thursday, but threw out ballots and scheduled a revote for Friday. Results aren't expected until tonight.

Northwest won't fire package-tossing workers

EAGAN, Minn. _ Northwest Airlines said Friday that three baggage handlers who were filmed by a television news crew throwing packages around like basketballs are back on the job.

The three were suspended after KSTP-TV of Minneapolis filmed them on Dec. 18 taking packages off a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and chucking them into a large bin.

Instead of carefully loading the packages, the handlers tossed them over their heads and behind their backs. In at least one case, the worker missed and watched the package crash to the ground.

Northwest spokesman Jon Austin said the workers acknowledged the inappropriateness of their behavior and expressed regret for their lapse of judgment.

Lawyer arrested again

for "pedestrian road rage'

PHILADELPHIA _ Officials have asked that bail be increased or revoked for a Bryn Mawr, Pa., lawyer who, days after being convicted of what prosecutors have called "pedestrian road rage," was cited for allegedly lashing out at another driver who crossed his path.

Assistant District Attorney Steven Latzer said Thursday that he had filed the request because he believed Jeffrey T. Spangler, 48, to be a threat to the community.

"Clearly, there's a pattern here," Latzer said. A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16.

According to authorities, on Dec. 18, five days after Spangler was convicted on charges of reckless endangerment and simple assault, Spangler pounded on a car in a parking lot, kicked the vehicle and called the female driver an obscene name.

Days earlier, as he stood trial for pulling a loaded .357 magnum in June on a motorist he said had cut him off, Spangler described himself to the jury as "an aggressive pedestrian" who has no tolerance for drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians.

Spangler takes medication for anxiety and anger management.

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