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Elyria Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Elyria, Ohio Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 Cyan A1 Magenta A1 Yellow A1 Black A1 CAVS WIN SPORTS, C1 3- pointers everywhere in Cleveland’s 99- 94 victory INDIANS PREVIEW Tribe’s new season looks promising, D1 High of 60. Low of 47. Forecast on A10 SPOTTY SHOWERS W W W . C H R O N I C L E T . C O M ADVICE.............. A7 CLASSIFIEDS.... B8 COMICS ........ C8- 9 MOVIES................ A7 OBITUARIES........ B2 OPINION .......... B4 SPORTS............ C1 YOURTOWN........ B3 INDEX MONDAY, April 6, 2015 75 ¢ 7 DAYS AWEEK HOME DELIVERY INDIANS 2015 Crowded at the top Despite strong contendersin KansasCity, Detroit andtheChicago WhiteSox, manyarepicking CyYoung winner Corey Kluber and theTribe to win theCentral Division... and more Monday, April 6, 2015 Section D T HE C HRONICLE - T ELEGRAM ANNA NORRIS / CHRONICLE A Lorain Easter tradition, families gather around the giant Easter basket for pictures at Lakeview Park in Lorain on Sunday afternoon. EASTER TRADITION Mark Gillispie The Associated Press CLEVELAND — His footprints were found on the hood of a beatup Chevy Malibu that had been strafed by police gunfire, killing its two unarmed occupants after a high- speed chase over streets and freeways in and around Cleveland. Yet Officer Michael Brelo told investigators he couldn’t remember standing on the hood and firing the final 15 rounds of a 137- shot barrage down into the windshield — even though a rookie cop told those same investigators that Brelo talked about it days afterward. “ It’s possible,” Brelo allowed when questioned by investigators two weeks after the November 2012 shooting, “ because I was so terrified that I was going to get run over.” “ But I don’t recall that, sir.” Brelo, 31, goes on trial today on two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. He is the lone officer among the 13 who fired their weapons that night who is charged criminally because prosecutors say he stood on the hood Indicted cop can’t recall standing on car CLEVELAND SHOOTING Today is deadline to register to vote in May 5 primary COLUMBUS— Today is the deadline for Ohioans to register to vote the May 5 primary and special election. Secretary of State Jon Husted is reminding voters who have moved since the last election to update their voting address online at MyOhioVote. com. Voter registration forms also are available at that website or from local boards of elections and other agencies, such as libraries. Primary voters will have a chance to cast their ballots for local candidates and help to decide the outcome of 336 local issues that include school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments. Absentee voting for the primary election will begin Tuesday. Voted ballots must be postmarked the day before Election Day and received no later than May 15. — from wire reports NEWS OF NOTE See SHOOTING, A2 Brelo Robyn Dixon Los Angeles Times KITENGELA, Kenya — As Stanley Muli hid in a wardrobe from attacking Somali militants last week, he wondered why the army was taking so long to arrive. For two hours after the attack at 5: 30 a. m. Thursday, no one came to the rescue. Muli, listening to al- Shabab fighters searching rooms and killing terrified Garissa University College students, thought bitterly about how quickly the army had arrived in November to brutally put down a student protest over the lack of university security. “ I was just praying to God that the ( army) would come,” the 22- year- old said Sunday. “ I was just thinking how come they have taken so long, because the barracks are near.” In a town long known for violent extremist attacks, the campus of mainly Christian students was an obvious target in a predominantly Muslim area within striking distance of Somalia, 90 miles away. Students said they felt unsafe and exposed— put in harm’s way by the government itself. “ We were fearing that if these people ( a- Shaban) came, they could kill many, many Christians,” said Muli, who was shot in the thigh but survived in his hiding place. He said the government “ failed to protect us. We are angry, because we lost some of our best friends.… They took no care.” Garissa University College was inaugurated in 2011. It was the first university in northeastern Kenya, but its first full- year intake was in 2013. Students said almost no one wanted to be there because of Garissa’s security problem, but they were declined spots on the mother campus, Moi University in Eldoret. Most wanted to transfer, but found it impossible. “ It’s like we were being experimented on. When this university was being put in that place, I don’t think it was the right place,” said Gideon Nyabwengi, 19, who escaped death by crouching behind the low, half- built wall of a washroom. “ When we went to that university, we thought what kind of university is this? The lack of security was a major thing. When you got your letter of admission to Garissa some people were saying it wasn’t safe to go. This thing was being predicted,” he said. Some of his friends told him he should get a gun if he was going to study at Garissa. Others said they would pray for him. When the attack arrived, it was pitiless. Hiding, Nyabwengi heard his best friend beg for his life, pretending to be a Muslim. When the Loose security at Kenya college was well- known See KENYA, A2 AP A sign points to the entrance of the Community Outreach Center in Austin, Ind., on Saturday. Sarah Parvini Los Angeles Times AUSTIN, Ind. — Donald Spicer slowed his police car to a crawl as he pointed out “ shooting galleries” — paint- chipped houses with broken windows and rotting wood, where addicts inject liquid painkillers and lose all sense of time. Used needles often lie in plain sight in the cracked streets, in the garbagefilled gutters, on patchy lawns. “ This is a common problem,” the police chief said. “ This isn’t anything new to us.” Spicer now finds his rural hometown at the core of the state’s worst- ever outbreak of HIV, one so grave that Gov. Mike Pence declared a health emergency last week. Pence also authorized a short- term needle exchange to fight the virus’ spread, an exception to Indiana’s conservative anti- drug policy that bars programs to trade dirty needles for clean ones. But for Austin’s lifelong residents, the rash of infections is a symptom of a deep- rooted problem dating back decades. There is a lack of opportunity here, Spicer said, few jobs, few resources and even fewer things to do. “ We’ve always been a step behind and struggling to keep our heads above water,” he said. He paused for a moment at a faded, Indiana’s HIV crisis spreads to suburbs See HIV, A2

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