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6.26.03

Rudolph warrants

Search warrant applications show alleged serial bomber Eric Rudolph made money off marijuana sales and owned a book on Timothy McVeigh during his five years on the run.

The documents were made available Wednesday in United States District Court in Asheville. The documents also credit a witness in the 1998 bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic as the crucial link that led to Rudolph's arrest last month near Murphy.

The witness reportedly was washing his clothes in a laundry room one block from the January 29th, 1998, explosion at the New Woman All Women health clinic in Birmingham, Alabama. He watched as people rushed to the scene, except for one man who calmly walked away. The witness got in his car and followed the man. Another witness took down the license plate number. It was a North Carolina plate, and that identification initiated the search starting at Rudolph's home.

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