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Colorado Springs Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Colorado Springs, Colorado A4 Gazette Telegraph monday May i4,i990 people a 1� Shields at festival actress Brooke Shields Waves hello sunday in Cannes France. Shields was in Cannes for the 43rd Cannes film festival. A come see the Paradise a director Alan Parker a testament to the internment of japanese americans during world War la had its premiere at the festival sunday. A saturday night rates High with Clay the controversial Andrew Dice Clay edition of a saturday night got its highest overnight ratings this season a and what an no spokesman said sunday in new York probably was the most pre show protests in its history. The show whose guest Host is known for a coarse Brand of humor that disparages women and minorities averaged a rating of 11.6 and got a 31 percent share of the audience in the 24 City overnight Nielsen ratings neg said. That was 8 percentage Points greater than the previous record Holder a a saturday night live with Fred Savage of abcs a the wonder years As Host which ran feb. 24, Abc said. Before the show aired no cd a new York and Burbank calif., offices got a total of 1,764 complaints protesting clays appearance with Only 198 callers praising Clay Abc spokesman Curt Block said. Clays appearance on the show broadcast with a five second delay to allow bleeps provoked both controversy and heavy Advance publicity. The broadcast was boycotted by cast member Nora Dunn and guest Singer Sinead o Connor. Break away priest ordained As Bishop in new Sec tvs a Catholic priest who broke away from Rome to Start his own african american Catholic Church has been ordained As the congregations first Bishop in Washington. The Rev. George Augustus Stallings who Cut his Vatican ties in june 1989 and began his own Imani Temple african american Catholic congregation was ordained by the Rev. Richard w. Bridges archbishop and president of the Independent old Catholic churches of California. Musical to focus on humorist will Rogers the next project for dancer choreographer Tommy tune will focus on humorist will Rogers and tune says it will be nothing like James Whitmore a one Man show. A ooh lord no a said tune. Quot its a big one. Lots of showgirls lots of dancers lots of tune 61, is again working with Tony Walton the movie and stage designer who created the set for a grand hotel a which has been nominated for 12 Tony awards. A dec. I Broadway opening is planned for the will Rogers musical which has music written by by Coleman whose current hit is Quot City of Streep buys los Angeles Home Academy award winning actress meryl Streep and her husband sculptor Donald Gummer have bought a two Story Spanish style House in los Angeles for More than $3 million. Streep a new Jersey native who has been outspoken about her preference for Connecticut and the East coast in general said the Purchase was strictly business. A we bought Here because i got a Job Here. I never made a movie in Hollywood before a the Star of Quot Sophie a choices and Quot Kramer is. Kramer said in a Telephone interview from Burbank where she is filming a defending your life a a romantic comedy co starring Albert Brooks. The 6,469-Square-foot House on the City a West Side has four bedrooms 54 Baths and Mountain and Canyon views. A a we re planning to go Home to Connecticut a Streep said a but we found this As a place where we can stay whenever we come out and i work Here bassist swaps speech for All that jazz it Wasny to the usual commencement speech jazz that bassist Milt Quot Tbs judge Quot Hinton gave at Skidmore colleges 79th commencement ceremony in Saratoga Springs . The 79-year-old Hinton considered the patriarch of jazz Bass players received an honorary degree saturday from the Liberal arts College and in lieu of the usual words of inspiration played two songs on his stand up Bass Quot in the vernacular of the jazz musician this is blowing my mind a Hinton said of receiving an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Hinton who spent 16 years in cab Calloway a band and was schoolmates with Lionel Hampton and Nat King Cole in Chicago played Quot Joshua fought the Battle of Jericho and Quot old Man comic Relief 90 gamers $4.7 million so far Quot comic Relief �?T90,�?� saturday nights televised Parade of comedians actors and even the rockette so far has produced pledges of at least $4.7 million to help the homeless. The previous three Quot comic Relief specials raised nearly $9 million in total for the cause. This years Home Box office special which moved to new Yorkus radio City music Hall after three years in los Angeles was again hosted by comedians bitty Crystal whoops got Borg and Robin Williams the three opened the show with impersonations that needled new York celebrities. Producers of the show said the $4.7 million figure did not include pledges from West coast viewers who were watching the program on a tape delay. The average pledge was $44.70, up More than $11 Over fast year said Bob Zmuda president of comic Relief and a producer of the show. Gazette Telegraph news services Treep nation capital punishment debate heats up Fate of California Case to be weighed associated press debate about capital punishment is swirling around the country As a Federal court today considers allowing californians first execution in 23 years Louisiana awaits an electrocution Friday and demonstrators March toward Atlanta. The death penalty outlawed in every other Industrial country in the West is embroiled anew in arguments that touch on Legal medical moral political and racial issues. Every major study has concluded that the death penalty does not deter capital crimes. Yet polls show most americans still support capital punishment a a fact that politicians Haven to ignored in current elections a although most people say they would prefer life imprisonment without parole. Former California gov. Edmund g. Quot path Brown who wrote a Book last year about his agonizing decisions to Grant or withhold clemency to prisoners facing death sentences believes the Public a attitude toward capital punishment will change As the Pace of executions increases. A when they Start gassing four people a Day. After 20 weeks of that people will be ready to get rid of it a Brown said. A people will see the futility of the death penalty. More than 2,300 prisoners Are on death rows around the country and their numbers increase nearly every week As the appeals process blocks executions and More killers Are convicted. Thirty six states have capital punishment statutes. Since the 1976 . Supreme court ruling allowing states to resume use of the death penalty 125 people have been executed a the latest last Friday in Potosi mo., where Winford Stokes died by lethal injection for killing a woman 12 years ago. The Pace of executions Brown envisioned does not appear to be coming soon. Stokes was the fifth person executed this year. The 9th . Circuit court of appeals in san Francisco will hear arguments today on the execution of Robert Alton Harris convicted of the 1978 murders of two san Diego teen agers. I Harris scheduled to die april 3 in san Quentin s Gas chamber was granted a stay four Days earlier by 9th circuit judge John Noonan. He said a lower court judge May a have erred in dismissing Harris claim of incompetent psychiatric assistance without holding a fact finding hearing. A psychiatric evaluation also is at the Center of a Case in new Orleans where a Man with borderline retardation Dalton Prejean who killed a state trooper in 1977, is scheduled to die in the electric chair Fri Day. A group calling itself the National pilgrimage for abolition of the death penalty is due to arrive in Atlanta on saturday after a 400-mile March from Starke fla., where murderer Jessie Tafero was electrocuted May 4.blacks said to have bashed vietnamese victim apparently mistaken for korean associated press new York a a vietnamese Man apparently mistaken for a korean said a gang of Black men attacked him and two companions Early sunday just blocks from two korean american stores that Are targets of a Black led Boycott police said. According to police the injured Man Tuan Ana Cao 36, said four Black males tried to Rob him at a subway station and that when he fled they followed him to an apartment building. The victim who is vietnamese told police someone on the Street hurled a bottle through a window. When he and two companions also vietnamese went outside to see what was going on they found to to 15 Black people. A one of them told the vietnamese a get out of America a he was struck with a baseball Bat and was hospitalized in serious condition. A some members of this group apparently mistook them to be koreans and made racial slurs a said police sgt. Diane Kubler. A they also cursed a few blocks from the site of the incident two korean american grocery stores have been targets of a Black Boycott. The Boycott began when a Black woman allegedly was assaulted in one of the stores Jan. 18. She said store personnel had accosted her after she refused to allow them to inspect her bag. Sabine Albert a spokeswoman for one of the Boycott organizers the Flatbush frontline collective told reporters saturday that the Boycott was not racially motivated a there Are 13 korean owned stores operating within four blocks of this Vicinity and Only two Are being boycotted a she said. A so its not a racial the boycotted have rejected mediation offers and have insisted that they want the two grocery stores to close associated press a group of new Orleans children checks on sunday afternoon. Was hit with 4 to the condition of a flooded car in the Street 8 inches of rain in just a few hours. More residents face music pack bags to escape encroaching Waters associated press flooding forced More residents of Lowling areas to pack up and leave sunday in Texas and Louisiana and county jail prisoners and volunteers Laboured to reinforce levees with sandbags in Arkansas. A steady heavy downpour compounded the flood threat in Louisiana and flooded streets throughout the new Orleans area. Record flooding continued in Texas where 7.000 people had been urged to leave Low communities along the Trinity River. The swollen red River continued to put pressure on levees in Arkansas and its flood Crest threatened communities downstream in Louisiana. Oklahoma flood victims have begun cleaning up except around gorged Lake Texoma. The leading Edge of the flood Crest on the Trinity had reached Lake Livingston North of Houston. Liberty county officials said sunday that water was pouring Over the reservoirs spillway at a rate of 50,000 cubic feet of water per second More than twice Normal. Liberty county judge Dempsie Henley said officials expect the flow to double by tuesday. He issued an evacuation warning urging 7.000 residents of communities downstream from the lakes dam to pack up and leave. Many roads in the area were already under water. Downstream at the town of Liberty Northeast of Houston John Burch and his family frantically packed clothes and supplies sunday. They worked standing in water to avoid the Many fire ants driven to High ground by water. Quot it hit us hard last year and its going to be worse this year a a said Burch 32. A last year i lost my Home and in be got my trailer 3 feet higher than it was last year but i expect to lose it Burch said his fathers trailer is right on the Bank of the Trinity. He said his father who does no to want to leave until the last minute awoke to find water a foot deep around his Home. A it does no to bother me a said Bay Burch 70. A if it gets to where i get my feet wet ill a in southwestern Arkansas Miller county prisoners joined volunteers and county personnel in sandbagging operations near the red River City of Garland. It it a the levee had two Mjor leaks Friday and saturday but they be been repaired and they Are expected to hold a said Gary Talley of the state office of emergency midshipman quits after prank a female midshipman resigned from the naval Academy in Annapolis md., after two male midshipmen handcuffed her to a urinal and taunted her As others snapped pictures an Annapolis newspaper reported sunday. The culprits were punished with demerits and loss of leave time because the elite Academy a administration decided the incident was a Good natured Exchange that got out of hand and did no to Merit stronger punishment the capital said. The female midshipman Gwen Marie Dreyer resigned last month dissatisfied with the investigation of the dec. 8 incident the newspaper said. Mohawks arrested in killing four Mohawk indians were arrested by Canadian police sunday in an investigation of a killing linked to a tribal dispute Over gambling on the St. Regis Indian reservation in new York. They were the first arrests in the killing one of two stemming from internal disputes on the reservation which straddles the .-Canadian Border. The four suspects were taken into custody for questioning by Quebec provincial police sunday morning said police spokesman Robert poet. Explosion kills 3 a powerful explosion in the Germantown Section of Philadelphia killed a grandmother and the two Young children she was babysitting saturday night in a House that police suspect May have stored illegal drug profits authorities said sunday. The blast Shook a five Block area shortly before 11 . Saturday leveling two houses one of which was vacant. The victims were identified As Sarah Scott 71, and her two grandchildren Futrea 4, and Ricardo Darocha 2. Recovered was a heavy duty Safe that contained thousands of dollars. Sitter allegedly kills boy a 37 year old baby Sitter in Litchfield iii., stabbed an 11-year-old boy to death and sexually assaulted three girls Ages 7, la and 13, then apparently turned the knife on himself authorities said sunday. Lenard Johnson stabbed himself in the stomach and Cut his wrist and head said it. David Andrews of the Montgomery county sheriffs department. He was under police watch and in serious condition sunday at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield authorities said. The children were not All siblings said Andrews. The boy was identified As Donald Lee Buske. The three girls were in satisfactory condition sunday at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Us air flight returns after fire a us air flight carrying 60 people returned to new Yorkus Laguardia Airport shortly after Takeoff sunday because of smoke from com muffins Smold ing in the Boeing 727�?Ts Kitchen police said. The Pilot of flight 1402 bound for Pittsburgh notified air traffic controllers 18 minutes after Takeoff that there was a fire in the Kitchen said port authority police sgt. Stephen Prospero. The Pilot returned to Laguardia where emergency vehicles were awaiting. As he landed the Pilot told controllers the Are was out. Gazette Telegraph news services male prostitution ring spanning 39 states uncovered in Indiana acc a us Takh fort Wayne ind. A investigators have uncovered a 39-state male prostitution ring they say was run by a Navy computer expert that advertised via an electronic network and homosexual magazines. The ring was organized by James William Dayton a computer scientist at the naval avionics Center in Indianapolis who died of a heart attack March 16, Marion county prosecutor Steve Gold Smith told the journal Gazette. At least 50 prostitutes and 300 patrons Are involved police estimate. No arrests have been made. It the rings clients and prostitutes included Indianapolis banking executives a Cincinnati priest and a Marion county police officer the paper reported sunday. The network Drew clients and prostitutes from 39 states including Colorado two Canadian provinces South Korea and Guam investigators said. Police had suspected Dayton 44, of being involved in illegal sexual behaviour As Early As 1981 and had begun investigating an alleged prostitution ring in 1985, but met with dead ends. A it was extremely difficult to infiltrate. It had built in barriers that prevented undercover officers from infiltrating the system a Indianapolis a police spokesman Andrew Stoner said. It Dayton died in a Tiffin Ohio bed and breakfast after having sex with a Man who wanted to join the network As a prostitute police said. Jim Browning the Seneca county sheriffs detective who investigated Dayton a death searched his car and found 140 pages of computer generated Job applications for two Gay escort services that listed names addresses and Pitons numbers of men and photos of nude and partially clothed men Browning notified Indianapolis police who obtained warrants to search Dayton a Indianapolis apartment. There they found evidence of an intricate computerized system for Matching male clients with male prostitutes

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