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NURSE INJURED IN BOMBING OF CLINIC SUES FUGITIVE

A nurse who was seriously injured in the 1998 bombing of a Birmingham abortion clinic is suing fugitive suspect Eric Robert Rudolph, partly in an effort to block any profits he might receive from a book or movie, her attorney said.

Emily Lyons and her husband, Jeff, also are seeking damages in the suit against Rudolph, which they filed last week in federal court.

Lyons was arriving for work when a bomb exploded Jan. 29, 1998, outside New Woman All Women Health Care. The blast killed an off-duty Birmingham policeman. Lyons lost her left eye and has undergone numerous operations.

Rudolph is charged in six bombings, including the 1996 Centennial Park blast during the Olympic Games in Atlanta that killed one person and injured 100 others.

Authorities have searched for Rudolph for more than two years, focusing on remote areas in western North Carolina near his home.

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