A JUDGE MONDAY denied a request from the man accused of killing Rabbi Meir Kahane that New York State pay his legal fees after learning he had received donations to establish a legal defense fund. . . . CHINESE CHESS PLAYER Xie Jun defeated a Yugoslav to become the first Asian to win the right to challenge for the women's world championship. . . . A NASA OFFICIAL says further study is needed before deciding whether the space shuttle Discovery can fly safely next month with cracked door hinges.