Smith willing to speak with negotiators

Tuesday, February 26th, 2002 - 5:47 am PST

Seeing it as perhaps his best chance at getting any of his demands met, Rev. Smith today agreed to talk with police negotiators. The move comes 17 hours into a tense standoff that has had the world glued to its television sets for the latest updates. The ordeal began Monday morning when a casually dressed Smith walked into a local Wienerschnitzel and threatened to remove his pants unless he and his cronies eat for free.