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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 13, 2003, Chicago, Illinois Business StM can t in cheap tot but you dont have to pay the airports higher rates Big Picture JS Northwest Focus Food corn The best kinds and some good ways to eat it Wednesday August 13 2003 PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS No 302 Six SECTIONS Mother says she took sons to save their lives Sonia Galindo both Her freedom and the trust of her sons charges BY JAMES FULLER Daily Herald With a plea on Tues day Sonia Galindo set in motion a trial she hopes will justify her actions in the hearts of her boys if not in eyes of the law Galindo is accused of abduct ing her two sons Bryan and Sean and fleeing to Mexico in violation of a custody decree For two years she was an FBI fugitive with four warrants Sonia Galindo out for her arrest With her Mexican citizenship a right also transferred to her sons she remained beyond the grasp of US law enforcement In April with promises of leniency Galindo brought her sons back to the United States Shes regretted it ever since According to Galindo leniency comes with the price of selling out her sons She said authorities pitched two years of supervision and 200 hours of community ser vice in exchange for her guilty plea on two counts of child abduction and a statement saying she fabricated charges of abuse against their father Don Ander son She would also have to admit that she took the boys against their will and rat out the people who helped her escape the coun try The price is simply too high she said and she intends to reject the deal My boys didnt lie and I didnt lie either Galindo said while choking through tears in a phone interview Im not going to lie now Im not going to pin some thing on my sons Id rather spend the rest of my life in jail Galindo 48 faces up to three years in prison if convicted Those charges stem from a series of incidents starting with the divorce of Galindo and Ander son in 1996 The couple initially shared custody of the boys but court documents show Galindo didnt live up to her end of the deal Bryan and Sean missed appointments school and church Fed up by the violations of the divorce decree Anderson took Galindo back to court and won See SONS on PACE 14 Life on the streets of Baghdad On one city street Iraqis hold many views on US progress toward services security BY ANN SCOTT TYSON Christian Science Monitor BAGHDAD A tiny figure cloaked in black Um Khalid squats in the street beside an illegal water tap fills up a blue plastic bucket and carries it on her shoulder into the crude dirt and brick construction site that her family calls home In a dark corner she lights a kerosene stove to boil water for morning tea As hard as Me is in Baghdad for this middleaged mother of three how ever she says its better in many ways than before the war Theres more oppor more chances to earn money she says rest ing on a piece of cardboard More than 100 days after the occupation of Iraq began American troops are facing daily guerrilla attacks Moreover a report by the Center for Strategic and Inter national Studies warns that time is funning out for the coalition authority to demon troops in Iraq to serve one year Page 11 Plot to smuggle missile into Page 12 ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS A US soldier talks with a group of Baghdad citizens about their problems while Iraqi women scrounge for drinking water from a broken water main strate progress on security and services or lose the coopera tion of the Iraqi people Yet a day spent on a typical street in Al neighborhood reveals more decidedly mixed attitudes about the postwar situation here than suggested by the daily incidents of violence Indeed voicing clear gains as well as difficulties in daytoday life all of the residents in a small but varied sample seemed willing to give the occupation force time to stabi lize the country The need for greater security was a common concern of resi dents though several said the situation had improved since the early days of looting and robberies hi contrast many residents said their income had risen or See IRAQ on PAGE 11 Warnings failed to halt Internet virus Associated Press NEW YORK The latest Internet attack on Microsoft operating systems by rogue soft ware disabled tens of thousands of computers worldwide Tues day though a fix had been available for nearly a month The worm dubbed or blaster snarled corporate networks with an inundation of data packets and frustrated home computer users unversed in techie triage It forced Marylands motor Bookmark our Web page for hyperlinks to more information Microsoft wanting Advisory and to removal vehicle agency to close for the day and kicked Swedish Internet users offline as it spread the worm triggering Windows com puters to shut down and restart Security experts said the world was lucky this time because is compara and doesnt destroy files They worry a subsequent attack exploiting the same flaw one of the most severe to afflict Windows could be much more damaging We think were going to be dealing with it for quite some tune said Dan Ingevaldson engineering manager at Internet Security Systems in Atlanta Although did not appear to do any permanent damage Ingevaldson said instructions to do just that could easily be written into a worm that propagates in the same way On July 16 Microsoft posted on its Web site a free patch that prevents and similar infections The underlying flaw affects nearly all versions of the software giants flagship Win dows operating system Notwithstanding alerts many businesses did not install the patches and scram bled to shore up computers Mans body discovered in Bartlett pond Police release few details await autopsy BY SUE TER MAAT Daily Herald Writer Bartlett police on Tuesday pulled the body of a man in his early 20s from a large pond in a subdivision at Schick Road and Route 59 Police would not identify the man or reveal how or when he had died saying an autopsy had to be performed and relatives had to be located More information should be available today police said Police say the mans death is being treated as a homicide as a matter of protocol although there is no direct evidence sug gesting foul play said Bartlett Cmdr Kent Williams As for the residents of Far Hills an upscale enclave of about 50 homes the police activity and news of the mans death came as a shock Bradenton Fla resident Delores who is house sitting for her daughter and soninlaw saw a dark object floating in the pond but at the time assumed it was a dead rac coon she said watched from a secondfloor balcony as police dragged the body onto shore Wearing dark pants and a shirt either maroon or brown with gold ribbing the man looked to be in his early 20s with a mop of dark hair said Neighbor Laurie Russo who reported the body to police at about Tuesday morning said I always thought of this as a safe community A body in your pond shakes your confi dence Another neighbor Virginia Ciez said there was a tous drop along the side of the pond where the body was found She added she didnt see or hear anything unusual recently I feel bad for this dead person Ciez said What if hes got a wife and children Why you can expect delays in tax appeals BY CASS CLIATT Daily Herald Staff Writer If you think your next prop erty tax is too high you might have to go to greater lengths and distances to do something about it Since state budget cuts closed the Cook County office of the Property Tax Appeal Board in June there will be no more state hearings or appeal filings in the suburbs The state has settled on a process through which all appli cations will be processed by mail in Springfield and hearing officers will routinely set up meetings with suburban prop erty owners in Chicago to review cases officials said So appellants need not travel to Springfield for hearings said Jim Chipman executive director Bookmark our Web page for hyperlinks to more information State rules for tax appeals of the Property Tax Appeal Board We used to have hand delivered information all the time but now unfortunately thats not an option The state appeal board gives property owners 30 days to file an appeal after they receive written notice of their tax assessments or refusal of re assessment from the county Despite the filing that deadline wont See APPEAL on PAGE 14 Starting to get wanner Probably more sun today and itll feel like the high 80s during afternoon rush Fast Track Classified 2 suicide attacks threaten peace Two 17yearold Palestinians apparently acting independently killed two Israelis with suicide bomb ings at a grocery store and a bus stop Israel warned it will freeze the peace process if violence doesnt stop Page 2 fl was on autopilot I dont want to not take responsibility said Laurie Augustine of Downers Grove in an interview from jail She is accused of molesting teenage boys at East High But now I know something was wrong with me Page 7 million fraud case Five executives are accused of skimming mil lions from a trust company and real estate title company over more than a decade in what is being called one of Chicagos largest fraud cases Section 4 President Schwarzenegger Cant happen because Arnold was born in Aus tria Jack thinks it can anyway He also thinks the federal government is emulating when it comes to debt Page 17 Contact 5 3 o
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