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LIKUD LEADER DIES: Yohanan Bader, a founding father of Israel's right-wing Likud Party and former guerrilla fighter, died Friday in Jerusalem. He was 93. Funeral services were held Friday in Tel Aviv, said Likud Party spokesman Zvika Hauser. Bader, a lawyer born in Cracow, Poland, served 28 years in parliament in the opposition led by Menachem Begin. He retired when the party rose to power in 1977.ROCKET LAUNCH: An Ariane rocket put three satellites into orbit Friday, the first successful launch for Europe's commercial space program since a crash in January. The launch of Ariane rocket No. 64 initially was scheduled for June 4 in French Guiana, but technical problems forced a delay.

HOSTAGE CRISIS: Police in the central Russian city of Penza are negotiating with two armed labor camp convicts who seized four camp medical workers in Russia's third hostage crisis this month. Feigning sickness, the inmates were allowed into the camp infirmary, where they brought out two hand grenades and took two doctors and two nurses hostage.

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SENTENCED: A federal judge in San Antonio has handed down sentences ranging from five to 40 years to the eight Branch Davidians convicted on charges related to the bloody 1993 shootout with federal agents near Waco. The 40-year sentences went to the five defendants convicted on voluntary manslaughter charges in San Antonio last February.

ARRESTED: A mental hospital employee in Goshen, N.Y., was arrested Friday for allegedly helping in the escape of two killers last month. The employee had originally told authorities he was kidnapped by the pair. Robert Kamrowski will face several charges in the May 27 escape from the Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Center. The two fugitives were taken back into custody a week after the escape.

DROWNING: An eighth-grader on a class trip drowned in an amusement park wave pool and apparently lay for hours unnoticed by hundreds of swimmers, lifeguards and cleaners who vacuumed the water after closing time. Daniel Maracallo, 14, of New York City was spotted by a construction worker at 1 a.m. Thursday in about 10 feet of water at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.