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Capital, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland Bereano spared prison sentence By BRIAN WHEELER Staff Writer BALTIMORE Bruce C the Annapolis lawyer who redefined lobbying in the Maryland's corridors of was spared a sentence in federal prison yesterday U S District Court Judge William M. Nickerson ordered Bereano to spend six months in a local halfway house or jail and sentenced him to five years on probation. Bereano was con- victed Nov. 30 on seven counts on mail fraud The 50-year-old lobbyist must also pay in fines and perform 500 hours of community service. Bereano's attorneys filed an appeal and Judge Nickerson de- layed the sentence until it is decided by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Va. While acknowledging thai the pub- lic deserved to be indig- by lobbyists' ties to Judge Nickerson said the facts of the case didn't merit a harsh penalty Bereano has not been charged with or was convicted of defrauding the public or subverting the legisla- tive he said He also noted Bereano's clients said they had not been ex- pressed complete trust in Bereano and asked that he not be sent to prison. And he said Bereano was not shown to have personally profited from using clients' money to make campaign contributions Page BRUCE C. BEREANO H P 1 1 v F b _ TODAY CLOUDS DETAILS PAGE All SATURDAY APRIL MD 35C Suspect in custody T FBI linking bombing to Waco cult disaster KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS WASHINGTON The terror that struck America's heartland apparently came from the heartland. A former soldier was arrested yester- day and charged with bombing the federal office building Wednesday in an apparent attempt to exact vengeance against the U.S. government for the cult disaster at precisely two years earlier A second -man sur- rendered in Kansas. Federal officials said they arrested Timothy J. a 27-year-old for- mer Army mechanic. He had been stopped by state police in Oklahoma for a traffic violation 75 minutes after Wednesday's explosion. The FBI also was questioning a man identified as Terry Nichols Mr. Ni- chols surrendered to poliee yesterday afternoon in but was not arrested. He and his brother James are suspected of ties to an extreme right-wing paramilitary group. this every evidence indi- cates that it is domestic in said Attorney General Janet Reno. Authorities continued to search for other even as rescue workers continued to sift the rubble As the death toll mounted to focus and anger shifted to those who appar- ently loaded a rented Ryder truck with a makeshift bomb and exploded it in Burned-out care sit In the parking lot the itreet from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building In Oklahoma City. I said on justice for triese killers will be swift and severe. We will find we will convict and we will seek the death penalty against President Clinton front of the nine-story Alfred P. Mur- rah Federal Building. I said on justice for these killers will be swift and Severe We will flttd' we will convict and we will seek the death penalty against President Clinton said yesterday. The president also declared tomor- row a national day of mourning. Even as many Americans suspected foreign terrorists and spoke of bomb- ings and Mr. Clinton had spent the last two days warning against such unfounded anger he thanked the Oklahoma state trooper who arrested McVeigh. like to say a personal word of thanks to the Oklahoma lawman whose vigilance led to the the presi- dent said. The arrest of Mr. McVeigh and surrender of Mr. Nichols came just 48 hours after the bombing. The arrest came less than a day after the FBI released sketches of two crew- cut suspects and offered a million reward for information leading to their capture. In court the FBI said that a former co-worker of Mr. McVeigh's had called the bureau yesterday to see he had seen the sketch on television and recognized the suspect. The unidentified TO-worker said Mr. McVeigh held right-wing was a military veteran and was particularly agitated about the conduct of the federal government at in Trooper Charlie Hanger stopped Mr. McVeigh north of when he noticed his Mercury Marquis did not have a license plate. The trooper Page A look at suspect Timothy McVeigh. A2 The making of a A2 Families still hopeful. A2 How Investigators cracked the case. AP photo Timothy James a suspect In the car bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building In Oklahoma City Is escorted from the NoMe County Courthouse In yesterday. Arrest turns America's fear inward AP photo ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON A crew a cigarettes. the object of America's wrath and fear shifted from the image of foreign zealots bent on making some alien point in Oklahoma City to home-grown fanatics with a made-in-America grievance. And with the country confronted a differ- ent kind of in some ways less frighten- in some ways more so. Less disconcerting because foreign move- ments are harder to keep track harder to infiltrate and harder to punish than their native counterparts. More upsetting because the bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City demon- strates a quantum leap in the capacities and aggressiveness of domestic fringe hate groups. right-wing groups from the survivalists to the the Klan tend to draw people who don't fit well into organiza- noted Jeffrey a historian at Arctic Sivunmun Hisagvik College in who studies violent radicalism in the United States. would never make it in the Middle Eastern terrorism game They are constantly arguing with each constantly splitting and forming new groups and changing ideolo- he government has fairly thoroughly infiltrated the major radical right- wing groups They are monitored very closely the difficulties mount Lately the Palestinian Hamas operating in ethos of has engaged in suicide bombings if they blow them- selves up it is devilishly difficult to make an arrest or track down the Kaplan said Dealing with terrorism based abroad dragsl in foreign policy presenting complK cations authorities don't have to deal when the suspects are holed up in a compound- in Idaho or a cave in New Mexico. I Nothing illustrated that better than yestef-- day's disclosure that Saudi Arabia American ally two weeks ago refused allow US. authorities to arrest a wanted in two terrorist including the' 1983 Beirut car bombing that killed 241 servicemen Terrorism expert Christopher Joyner ofj Georgetown University said the that Americans were behind the Oklahoma- Page Funeral can't put the questions to rest ByPJ.SHUEY Staff Writer WALDORF More than 100 friends and family members of a 74-year-old woman murdered in her Annapolis-area home last week gathered esterday to remember her and ask the still-unanswered question why was Katherine Huntt Ryon killed' did evil happen to such a wonderful asked the Rev. Stan- ley pastor of the Calvary Uni- ted Methodist ________________ Church of Waldorf He answered noting two characteristics of evil Evil and evil does not care about you.' the Rev Harrell said Ms who lived on 459 Waggamon Circle in the affluent South River com munity of Wild Rose was strangled on April 16 Two Annapolis- including a 41-year-old who had known Ms. Ryon dsince have been charged by county police with first-degree murder in the death James C and Richard W. both of 209 G Victor are being held in the county detention center At Ms Ryon's the Rev. Harrell said her death should be seen in a larger con- text _________________ we have an open secret evil does not have the last word God he said from Katie Learn that no mat- ter what happens to you in this God has the last word The Rev Harrell spoke of Ms Ryon as a woman who loved children and enjoyed their company She was the youngest daughter of a prominent Charles County tobacco Page did evil happen to such a wonderful Rev. Stanley Harrell rflfnUy WIG ufWIOO Of unnvo ivMmoom By J Hanson The Capital Huntt Ryon carry her casket out of the Calvary Iftf ailing ftmiw INSIDE Apartment living does not preclude a home without a garden. Nor does it restrict a lifestyle to a sedentary routine Ask apartment dweller Rita Hartley who has deliberately chosen this style of living arrangement. Dl Andy Van Slyke got what he wanted a job with the Baltimore Orioles the veteran outfielder had to take a sizable pay cut in order to extend his baseball career He signed a one-year deal yesterday that calls for a base salary of and up to in performance incentives. Cl 4 Arundel Report Calendar Classified Comics Crossword Death Notices Editorials Homes C8 Bl Lottery A8 Movies D7 Obituanes C7 Police Beat D18 Religion D18 Sports A10 Stocks Dl-6 Television A4 B4 All AU B6 Cl-6 B2-4 B5 Portions of The Capital are printed each day on recycled paper The newspaper also is recyclable Classified....... Circulation. 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