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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - January 5, 2006, Winchester, Virginia The Winchester Star 110TH YEAR NO. 156 28 VIRGINIA 22601, JANUARY 5, 2006 www.winchesterstar.com 35 CENTS Texas Wins A Thriller Page C1 One Three Injured in Frederick Fight By SUZANNE WILDER The Winchester Star One man was killed and three others were injured during a fight on Wednesday night in the Brentwood Terrace subdivision east of The Frederick County Sheriffs Office did not release details about the incident or the names of the saying that the investigation is Capt. John Heflin said police re- Few details were available about the which involved five in the Brentwood Terrace subdivision east of to a call about a fight in the 100 block of Hunter Run Valley Mill shortly before 8 p.m. When deputies they found three stabbing victims and another person with injuries to his face in a parking lot at Hunter Run Road and side Heflin The lot serves a row of townhouses on Hunter Run Two of the stabbing victims were taken to Winchester Medical One of them Heflin but he did not know the condition of the second The other two people who suffered injuries were not taken to the Heflin He would not comment on the reason for the but said five people were Heflin said no charges had been filed as of late Wednesday do expect to make some pending on the outcome of the See Fight Page A2 School Work Workers were busy on Wednesday as they made progress on two area school It was day at the site of the former Millwood Station fire hall at Millwood Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road in Winchester as crews razed the facility to make room for the new Harry F. Byrd School of Business at Shenandoah In southern Frederick County work continues on a new elementary For stories and more see Page Officials Offer Details About Mine Tragedy Company Leaders Apologize For Errors in Revealing Deaths By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer W.Va. - The miners relied on their training and trusted their safety But it wasn't Trapped by heavy smoke that blocked their escape most of the 13 miners caught in an explosion did just as they were retreating deeper into the mine and hanging a barrier to keep out toxic gases while they waited for officials said on Their efforts may have bought them some But all except one were found dead more than a day and half after the The families learned of the 12 deaths during a torturous night in which they were mistakenly told at first that 12 of the men were It took three hours before the families were told the and their joy turned instantly to with one man lunging at coal company It was the nation's deadliest coal mining accident in more than four The sole 26-year- Press Randal the only survivor of the mine holds his Randal in this family photo from 2003. old Randal McCloy was in critical suffering from a collapsed and liver and kidney the youngest miner in the showed no sign of carbon monoxide but may have suffered a brain injury because of lack of oxygen after being trapped in the mine for more than 42 a doctor is an opportunity for Dr. Lawrence Roberts said on See Mine Pane A6 Sharon Suffers Massive Stroke Powers Transferred to Deputy By STEVE WEIZMAN Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a life-threatening stroke on Wednesday and underwent lengthy surgery to drain blood from his brain after falling ill at his The powers of Sharon's office were transferred to his Ehud Doctors placed Sharon on a respirator and were trying to save his life only hours before the 77-year-old Israeli leader had been scheduled to undergo a procedure to seal a hole in his heart that contributed to a mild stroke on Dec. 18. Ehud Sharon's cerebral or bleeding came at a time of upheaval among Palestinian factions in Gaza and in the midst of Israeli and Palestinian election Sharon's absence would halt momentum toward further peacemaking with the Palestinians and leave a major vacuum at the head of his new Kadima which was expected to head a government after the March 28 In a written President Bush praised Sharon as man of courage and saying he and first lady Laura Bush the concerns of the Israeli people and we are praying for his See Sharon Page A2 Many Politicians To Return Funds From Abramoff Guilty Pleas Entered in 2nd Case Associated Press Jack Abramoff arrives on Wednesday at U.S. District Court in where he pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy in his purchase of a fleet of casino boats in 2000. By JONATHAN WEISMAN The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Republican Party officials said on Wednesday that President Bush will give up in campaign contributions connected to disgraced lobbyist Jack joining an expanding list of politicians who have shed more than a dollars in tainted campaign The announcement came as Abramoff pleaded guilty in a second criminal acknowledging that he conspired to defraud lenders in the purchase of a fleet of Florida casino boats five years The court appearance in Miami came a day after Abramoff pleaded guilty before a federal judge in Washington to defrauding Indian tribal clients of millions of conspiring to bribe members of Congress and evading Under plea agreements negotiated in the two federal the lobbyist promised to provide evidence and testimony in a wide-ranging Justice Department corruption probe of lobbying of Congress and federal Fearful of adverse political fallout from the expanding in- See Abramoff Page A6 Iraq Violence Leaves 53 Dead By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer Iraq - A suicide bomber struck a funeral for a Shiite politician's nephew on killing at least 32 wounding dozens and splattering tombstones with blood - part of a surge of violence as Iraqi leaders try to form a coalition 53 people died in the day's which included two car bombings in Baghdad and a militant ambush on a convoy of 60 oil tanker trucks heading from Iraq's biggest refinery to the The funeral bombing in 60 miles north of bore hallmarks of Islamic extremist groups such as in Politicians said the attack was an attempt to hinder a broad-based or force the dominant Shiite alliance into further Shiites were said to be close to a deal on a coalition with Sunni Arabs and Kurds nearly three weeks after the parliamentary The bomber struck as more than 100 mourners chanted a ritual Islamic is no god but They were at the cemetery to bury See Iraq Page AG Classified | Comics | B6 Dear Abby | D4 Life | C6 Movies | B7 Sports | 6 5 MISS YOUR Call 667-3200 from 7 to 11 665-4946 after business Kaine Adds to Cabinet By BOB LEWIS AP Political Writer RICHMOND - Tim Kaine said on Wednesday that Richmond lawyer Patrick Gottschalk will serve as his secretary of commerce and Gottschalk specializes in corporate law and economic He is also counsel to the Virginia Economic Developers Association and is an ex officio member of the VEDA's board of He will succeed Michael J. who served under Gov. Mark R. Warner and is returning to private law has worked all over the world doing economic development Kaine introducing Gottschalk at a news Gottschalk graduated from the University of Virginia See Cabinet Page A2 mm 0608566000375
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