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	ROSKILDE, Denmark (AP) -- American neo-Nazi Gary Lauck appeared
in court smiling and joking with lawyers Tuesday before his last
hearing on extradition to Germany.
	Lauck, of Lincoln, Neb., was arrested in Denmark in March on an
extradition request from Germany, where he faces charges of
distributing racist propaganda and Nazi symbols.
	Two Danish courts and the Justice Ministry have approved
extradition. Lauck has appealed each time, and the hearing Tuesday
before the Supreme Court is his final chance to avoid extradition.
	A decision was expected later this week, court officials said in
this town 25 miles west of Copenhagen.
	Lauck listened impassively as the Danish prosecutor summed up
previous hearings and argued that Lauck should face trial in
Germany because he either wrote articles or approved them as chief
editor of his anti-Semitic monthly, NS Kampfruf.
	Lauck's ``material contained systematic use of grossly negative
statements about Jews,'' prosecutor Kasper Linkis told the
three-judge panel.
	Linkis quoted from Lauck's flagship monthly: ``Jews are a
plague. They have worms inside and these worms must be killed.''
	The prosecutor said the words were meant as an order to kill
Jews. Lauck showed no emotion or reaction as he listened to a
translation of the arguments.
	Lauck's defense will present its case later Tuesday.
	If tried and convicted in Germany, Lauck could be jailed for
five years.

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