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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - February 13, 1994, Blytheville, Arkansas Section b Page 4 courier news Blytheville Ark a sunday february 13,1994 youth Summit the Junior achievers boys club and the . Shivers girls sub will present a program saturday feb. 25 at 7 . At the Harrison youth Center in Honor of Black history Celebration the panel discussion Quot youth Summit Quot problems of youth High risk situation drugs crime and teen pregnancy. The Blytheville social arts club is accepting applications for or. Esquire and miss Ebony for 1994. The festival will be held april 9 at the Ritz civic Center. Greeley Colo. A doctors blamed the death of Arthur Padilla on pneumonia. Friends blamed a heart broken by his wife s death. Both had cerebral palsy. Neither could speak. Arthur could t sit up without help and had to be fed and bathed. Jeanne Johnson Padilla used a wheelchair taught herself to read by watching television and became a disabled rights activist. She communicated through a computer he with a word Board. A their lives were complicated by obstacles yet their love was Strong. Their happiness ended in september when Jeanne was struck As she crossed a Street in her wheelchair apparently on her Way to the Hospital to see Arthur. She had written their marriage vows Quot when you re Side i la be Lay your Ade and when you re Well Well end v the Day Arthur wrote her Eulogy "1 like to daydream about what you Are doing. Are you dancing a country Western tune or Are you singing to me As i fall asleep at night. I love you Jeanne. Please save a dance for Celeste Moore who helped the two adjust to Independent living said Jeanne s death stole Arthur s purpose for living. Quot it was like his spirit just started going Down the two fell in love 17 years ago teens and drugs an minimal mum of 51 Mii Tco Ordig to Iliria Trinity of Rma Arraf i new Imoni ii Miot a after meeting at a grand Junction care Center. Jeanne moved from grand Junction to Greeley in 1985, but she never forgot Arthur. She wanted him to move to Greeley so they could be together. He arrived in 1992 and proposed two months later. Arthur 50, and Jeanne 33, were married in a Church on june 26. They moved into their own Home. Quot it was a mature love Quot said Janelle Womack director of Centennial developmental services inc., a nonprofit Agency that works with the disabled in Greeley about 60 Miles Northeast of Denver. Quot their marriage was very typical. It had its and Downs Quot she said. Arthur was taken to a Hospital in september apparently suffering from pneumonia. When Jeanne returned Home and found Arthur missing she apparently started for the Hospital in her wheelchair. She suffered severe head injuries when she was hit by a car and remained in a coma until her Foster s wife told police he Felt he had personally failed 20 r p0rc6nt8 0 of students who have admitted smoking cigarettes daily 91 92 9 8th Grade �91 92 93 12th Grade percentage of students who have admitted using marijuana in the past year new York a Vincent Foster s wife told investigators that before her husband took his life that he Felt Quot he had pers Nauy failed Quot and talked about quitting As Deputy White House counsel. The daily news reported today. Lisa Foster in an interview with . Park police nine Days after Foster s death said her husband Quot took it All personally Quot and recalled his saying Quot How did i get myself into this Quot the newspaper reported. At the time of his death friends said Foster had been upset about editorials critical of him in the Wall Street journal and Felt he was at fault for some of the administration s failed nominations. The Park service ruled the july 20 death in a suburban Park a suicide and the Virginia medical examiner said it was a death consistent with a self inflicted gunshot wound. The secret police files which the daily news reviewed did not mention in any of its 100 pages the controversy Over the Clinton investment in a failed Arkansas real estate development company. The files Are being reviewed by special counsel Robert Fiske As part of his investigation into the Whitewater development corp. 9r92 93 9r92 93 8th Grade 10th Grade 91 92 93 12th Grade percentage of students who have admitted using alcohol in their lifetime 91 92 93 8th Grade 91 92 93 12th Grade 91 92 93 10th Grade Pai conduct Moh Yin Tinea 197s by in a w Wiki we Unher Ejli Cim Amr Impi Widm in not Minoui Kummn Aan 400 Thooft a a a ite u.8. No saving a . Jockey 25% off All styles of jockey underwear Ejmi Cut Mich after nearly four years mystery remains in Case of mystical Leader from marriage vows to Eulogy a mature love death sept. 6. After Jeanne s death Arthur Quot lost that spunk., sense of humor was not As Strong Quot Womack said. He was in and out of the to spill As he grew ill More often. Quot her death was very hard on him. There was no queston Quot said Annette Groven a Centennial employee Wiio worked with the two. Quot he was very Arthur apparently Felt he was dying and began counselling. Two Days before his death he told his Counselor he had met Jeanne in a dream. Quot she told him it s of Here. I want you to come Quot Womack said. Arthur died on feb. 3. At a memorial service monday friends remembered the couple with admiration and respect. Quot they were both Brilliant people Quot Wom Adi said. Groven added Quot he gave me a whole new percept two of what people can Dallas a was Myscal Leader Terri Hoffman somehow responsible for the suicides or accidental deaths of eight of her followers after nearly four years of investigation prosecutors Are no closer to pinning the deaths on mrs. Hoffman and no evidence has even been presented to a grand jury. But the families of those who Ulvi May of omit i Lac �1 a Ettl some Consolation frs. Hoffman could be sentenced to up to so years in prison this month after being conv ted of bankruptcy fraud charges. Quot i think it s at least some semblance of Justice Quot said Dallas county assistant District attorney Cecil Emerson who Heads the investigation. Emerson conceded a murder indictment is mint Bable but said the Case will remain open even though it is no longer Active. Closing it he said Quot shuts Down a thin Hope that we could convict her of something or that maybe somebody will come Forward that knew something More that would help us the District attorney s office began investigating mrs. Hoffman after the mysterious deaths of David and Glenda Goodman the last of her followers to either commit suicide or suffer untimely demise. The Goodman who had broken with mrs. Hoffman were found shot to death i their den in january 1990, two handguns beside them on the floor. The couple had written or. Hoffman checks totalling More than $100,000. From 1979 to 1990,10 people with ties to mrs. Hoffman died a six by suspected suicides including two of her four husbands and four in apparent accidents. Of those two told relatives they suffered from terminal illnesses although autopsies showed they did not and at least four bequeathed Money and property to mrs. Hoffman. Eight of the dead were involved with mrs. Hoffman s or a conscious development of mind body and soul inc., which religion experts say has cult like leanings. Mrs. Hoffman is to be sentenced feb. 25 on the fraud charges which could unblock two civil lawsuits pending since she filed for bankruptcy on oct. 22,1991. The lawsuits accuse mrs. Hoffman of using Quot hypnosis behaviour modification mind control and emotional manipulation Quot to cause the followers deaths. One of the suits filed by Leonard Goodman David Goodman s father contends mrs. Hoffman Quot not Only influenced but had almost total control Quot Over his son and daughter in Law. Quot i believe that if David and his wife Glenda had never met Terri Hoffman they would be alive today Quot Goodman said in an interview with the associated press from his Home in Santa Maria Calif. Quot the whole thing has been an ordeal for them Quot said Dallas attorney Jim Barklow who represents mrs. Hoffman s stepchildren in the other suit. Don Hoffman mrs. Hoffman s fourth husband committed suicide by a drug overdose on sept. 16,19ea he thought he had a terminal disease but autopsy results snowed no signs oiliness. He left everything to his wife. His children contend mrs. Hoffman used hypnotism to convince their father to kill himself. Quot we be been in a position of just waiting to see what happens in the bankruptcy Case Quot Barklow said. On dec. 7, judge Steven a. Felsenthal converted mrs. Hoffman s bankruptcy to chapter 7 liquidation status. The order came two weeks after mrs. Hoffman was convicted on 10 counts of bankruptcy fraud for failing to report an agreement to pay her lawyer 15 percent of any Book or movie deals relating to her life Story and for failing to disclose that she had Power of attorney to control her Boyfriend s Bank accounts. The action enables attorneys in the civil lawsuits to refile settlement claims with the bankruptcy court or try to proceed wifi a court hearing. Chuck Cleaver of Dallas whose 14-year-old daughter and sex wife were followers of mrs. Hoffman and died in mysterious accidents said the courts Quot now have the Opportunity to assess evidence relating to the person one Federal Law enforcement officer has characterized As possibly the most successful a prosecuted serial killer for profit in the history of mrs. Hoffman who referred a questions by the a to her attorneys remains free until her sentencing on the fraud charges. She faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 Fine on each count. Mrs. Hoffman became known in Dallas in the late 1960s and Early 70s for her meditation classes a blend of mythology and metaphysics in which Quot masters Quot were said 10 be reached. She founded conscious development in 1974 to Seu tapes and booklets of her teachings. The group still has about 100 members in Dallas and Chicago. Fred time who represents mrs. Hoffman in the wrongful death lawsuits contends the family members and Dallas officials Are on a Witch Hunt. Quot they re a group of anti cult people who have nothing to do Quot he said. Quot they Don t have jobs and enjoy doing things like this. They be got their mind made up that they re going to stamp out this cult thing which she s not involved in and never has been involved he will never convince Leonard Goodman of that. Goodman believes his son s death was murder. He says the Goodman had Cut their ties with mrs. Hoffman and had turned against her prompting her to come after them. He would like to see her go to prison on the bankruptcy charges but that won t diminish his pain he said. Quot i d like to see it go to trial and see her brought up on charges Quot Goodman said. Quot but the fact that my son s dead will never go possible cure on horizon for rare disease by or. Norman b. Javitt new York University school of Medicine for a special features it s called Xantho mitosis or simply Cox a rare inherited disease that begins to affect infants from the time of birth. As a result of a genetic defect infants begin to Deposit Large amounts of cholesterol in their tissues a excess cholesterol that cannot be utilized or eliminated from the body. Because of cholesterol deposits in the brain children with Cox can develop a Range of problems from walking disorders to mental retardation. In their teens and twenties Cox can cause severe heart problems because of narrowing of the arteries from cholesterol. Special by of tests can detect the abnormality but sometimes the first in Kation of Cox is when a medical evaluation discovers a build up of cholesterol Xan Thoma in the skin or tendons. Medical scientists May have hit upon an effective therapy through experimentation with rabbits. The cause of the disease was discovered in Norway in 1980 when a liver Biopsy on a patient with the disease was found to be lacking the enzyme Sterol 26-Hydroxylase. This led medical scientists to further discovery that patients with Cox have very Low Levels of 26-Hydroxycholesterol, a powerful natural inhibitor of cholesterol synthesis. Because it is known that some bile acids can decrease the production of cholesterol feeding bile acids to patients was started As a form of therapy and some began showing improvement. But Many a children continued to suffer Prog a restive neurologic disease. 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