A West Palm Beach, Fla., judge imposed a modified gag order in the rape case of William Kennedy Smith. Originally, Circuit Judge Mary Lupo had proposed a sweeping gag order covering virtually all trial participants, but the news media protested. As issued, the order covers prosecutors, law enforcement officials, defense attorneys and their investigators and court personnel. It excludes Smith, the alleged victim and Smith's uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). Smith has pleaded not guilty.