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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Simpson's Last Words

SANTA MONICA, California --After more than four days of testimony during the last six weeks, O.J. Simpson had one final opportunity to deny for a jury that he was a killer.


"Mr. Simpson," asked his lawyer Robert Baker, "did you, with your children in the house, upstairs in the bedroom, asleep, murder your ... ex-wife and leave her body there for the kids to find it?"


"No," Simpson answered emphatically. "Absolutely not."


And that was that. The long-awaited testimony by Simpson in his wrongful death trial was over, just before the end of the court day Monday.


A few hours earlier, Simpson was shown an angry letter from Nicole Brown Simpson in which she wrote that the former football star turned actor "beat the holy hell out of me," then lied about it at the hospital, calling it a bicycle accident. She wrote that she was so mad at him she was tempted to sleep with "every guy, including some that you know."





ays after Milosevic annulled opposition victories in Nov. 17 municipal elections and as demonstrators marched through the streets in what has become a daily ritual.


Use of the Net allows the demonstrators to extend their 3-week-old protest beyond the borders of Serbia -- and beyond the grasp of government censors.


"The idea was to get around the information blockade," said Predrag Cvetkovic, 21, a computer major and one of the minds behind "The Protest of 96" home page.


In the first few days of the students' new site, more than 10,000 hits were registered. Every day the students put out press releases, petitions, photographs and other information that bounce the world over.


And then there's the e-mail. Hundreds of messages of praise and encouragement have come pouring in on the computer link.


"You have a lot of support from me in your defense of democracy,'' wrote Vlade Divac, a native of Yugoslavia who plays basketball professionally with the Charlotte Hornets.


Ordinary Yugoslavs were unable to access computer networks until last year because of UN economic sanctions imposed to punish Milosevic for his role in promoting the war in neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cyberspace began to open up late last year as the sanctions were gradually lifted.


The students and other proponents of revolution-by-computer realize they are, in a sense, preaching to the choir. Anyone who can afford a computer or is savvy enough to be online is probably already aware of what is happening in Serbia and is likely to be supportive of the opposition movement.


But in several cities that once were strongholds of Milosevic's Socialist Party, such as Nis in southern Serbia, local telephone numbers now are available for computer hackers to sign on to providers and gain access to networks.


In one of the more mischievous uses of the Net, signers-on can learn the e-mail address of Politika, the mouthpiece newspaper of the regime, and of the United Yugoslav Left, the Marxist political party of Milosevic's powerful wife, Mirjana Markovic. With a few clicks of the mouse, a user can send an electronic picture of an egg -- the symbol of this protest movement -- to Politika editors or to Mrs. Milosevic.





"Protest of '96'' Web site address is http://galeb.etf.bg.ac.yu/~protest96/