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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 stars and s i i pcs december id 1999 Page 21 with a Bright Day for love Redding Shaw Villano did t have to wait until Spring. The Christmas season was enough to turn this Young Man s fancy to thoughts of love. The 20-year-old Villano a Redding native and an auditor for Access dental services surprised Girlfriend Jennifer Rauch of Klamath ore., on wednesday changing message. Strung on a Chain link Fence out Side his Union school Road Home were 700 Christmas tree lights spelling out Jen will you marry me Villano a 1997 Enterprise High school graduate who said he s known Rauch since they were kids began dating her about a year and a half ago. Rauch a 23-year-old Oregon Institute of technology student and 1995 Anderson High school graduate who Hopes to be a dental hygienist took Villano s message to heart. She said yes. Head butting arrest Peoria a Man has been arrested for allegedly head butting the publisher of the Peoria journal Star and breaking his nose. John Hill 54, of Metamora was being held Friday in the Peoria county jail on a charge of aggravated Battery. John Mcconnell president and publisher said his attacker accosted him in a restaurant saturday night and told him you and your paper have Hurt a lot of Hill allegedly backed Mccon Nell into the Corner grabbed his nostrils pulled his head and asked Are you John Mcconnell of the journal Star after Mcconnell re plied that he was the attacker head butted the publisher in the face and broke his nose police said. Judge drops charges Franklin a judge threw out assault charges against five doctors accused of abusing patients at Pennsylvania s largest Center for the retarded by closing their wounds without Anes thesia. Two of the doctors still face charges of reckless endangerment or manslaughter in the deaths of three patients. Judge William White ruled thursday that prosecutors lacked evidence to convict the five Doc tors on assault charges for not administering anaesthesia before using surgical Staples to close their patients wounds. The doctors had worked at the Polk Center a 700-patient facility North of Pittsburgh. Tumor killed Mother Memphis a woman whose 9-year-old son lived with her Corpse for More than month died of complications from a fist sized tumor in her Wells died nov. 3 but remained on the floor of her apart ment until dec. 6, when friends came to Check on her. Her son Travis Butler had covered her with a coat and pieces of notebook paper and said he did not Tell any one because he was afraid of being placed in Foster care. Autopsy results were delayed until thursday because of the de composition of the body said medi Cal examiner Tom Deering. Wells 30, died of complications from a noncancerous tumor. Though benign the tumor was capable of producing certain proteins or chemicals in amounts that could cause an irregular heartbeat or breathing problems. Millionaire misadventure Providence million Aire adventurer Steve Fos sett s attempt to break the record for sailing a catamaran across the Atlantic ended Friday in failure in Newport Only one Day after he de parted from new York. The 105-foot catamaran playstation limped into Newport Harbor around 6 . With a broken main sail witnesses said. It docked at Long wharf pier. Fossett and his nine Man Crew were attempting to Cross the Ocean in less than six Days 13 hours 3 minutes and 32 seconds the cur rent trans Atlantic catamaran record held since 1990 by French Man Serge Madec. The trip from Ambrose Light out Side new York Harbor to Cornwall in England is a distance of 2,888 Miles. Vegas leads . Growth Las vegas saddled with pollution Long lines and jammed roads Las vegas Resi dents will Likely find Little Shock in an act of love Max Abbott Middle school teacher Jane Smith smiles while one of her students Michael Carter left talks tuesday about her donating a kidney to him in Fayetteville no Smith 42, an eighth Grade science teacher was scheduled to give the kidney Friday to Carter 14, but the operation was postponed when Carter ran a fever. Their City again leading the nation in growth. New figures re leased Friday by the . Census Bureau show the Las vegas area population jumped 55 percent be tween 1990 and 1998 to reach 1,321,546 residents an increase of 468,900. Las vegas dramatic growth has been spurred by unprecedented hotel Casino construction. Last week officials announced Nevada leads the nation in new housing starts. Creation does t pass Charleston a county school Board Defeated a Resolution thursday night that would lift a ban on teaching the bib Lical Story of creation. Kanawha county Board Mem Bers voted 4-1 against the proposal despite four hours of often spirited speeches. Many of the 72 speakers favored the Resolution which would have allowed teachers to use their class rooms to Challenge theories of Evo Lution. Most supporters insisted their in Terest was not in the introduction of religion into schools but rather in allowing students to hear an argument counter to Charles Dar win s evolution theories. Pastors of several Charleston area churches joined representatives of the West Virginia Educa Tion association and the american civil liberties Union in vigorously arguing against it. Alcohol finding in doubt Austin new Laboratory tests raise doubt about an earlier finding that two Texas am students were intoxicated As they worked to help build a giant Bonfire on the night it collapsed killing 12 and injuring 27. Justice of the peace George boy Ett said Friday that samples of body fluids of the two victims were sent Back for retesting and that the subsequent tests produced Dif Ferent results. Toxicology reports released dec. 4 reported that the blood Alco hol level of Jerry Don self was twice the Legal Standard for intoxication in Texas and the level of Jeremy Richard Frampton was Al most four times the Legal limit. Boyett declined to release the new numbers. An inquiry is under Way. Gang indicted in attacks new York a gang that terrorized korean owned businesses and Homes in new York new Jersey and Connecticut through armed robberies and threats of physical violence was identified in charges brought against eight indictment unsealed Friday in . District court in Manhattan charged the defendants with engaging in racketeering which would allow prosecutors to seek lengthy prison terms after said the gang committed robberies and one extortion from May 1998 through february against several korean owned businesses and residences in new York and new Jersey. The defendants Are from the new York area. Puring the attacks gang Mem Bers allegedly carried guns and threatened their victims with phys ical harm. A final return Home remains believed to be those of . Marines killed in action on Butari Tari Island during the Makin atoll raid in August 1942 arrive at Hickam air Force base in Honolulu on Friday. The marines were from the famous 2nd Raider battalion a commando unit specializing in amphibious Landing. By Esen Fez 23, holds her 4-month-old baby Aaron As a family Friend looks on after being reunited with her child Friday in Napa Calif. Aaron Resendez was in the Back seat of his Mother s car when it was stolen from outside her Home and later abandoned according to police. He was discovered unhurt. Doing better Nicole Barrett leaves Bellevue Hospital Center in new York on Friday after undergoing two brain surgeries. Barrett was discharged one month after she was struck from behind with a 6-Pound paving Stone by a panhandler. Olla North Hagerstown High school principal Dave Reeder hangs from a Wall with duct tape after students bought strips of tape As a fund Raiser to fulfil his Promise to be taped to the Wall during a Winter sports Pep rally Friday in Hagerstown my. The Money raised will be used to donate filled Christmas stockings to nonprofit children s organizations. Vppp.1i Tity riders keep the Herd moving at the Start of the last great cattle ride of the millennium near Roswell n.m., on wednesday. I n a 1 v f rap we Charles hugs his sister Rochelle Abrams i w v u cd after being freed Friday from Louisiana state Penitentiary in Angola. Nearly 19 years after he was arrested and nine years after he first asked for a Dan test to prove his innocence testing determined Charles was not guilty of a raping a nurse in 1981, thanks for the hath us. Fish and wildlife biologist Marc Epstein watches As fish eater Ai eau Iva us a Ucucu Island National wildlife Refuge at the Kennedy space Center near gape canaveral Fla the Pelican was discovered just before thanksgiving covered with crude Oil at a superfund site in Gary ind and was shipped to Florida last month to recuperate sixth firefighter buried Auburn the last of the six firefighters killed in a warehouse fire was Laid to rest Friday in a familiar ceremony the White gloved Salute the Flag draped casket the bagpipes blare of amazing Grace. The funeral of Paul a. Brother ton capped a we Klong stretch in which the Worcester fire depart ment buried six men who died try ing to save homeless people believed to be trapped inside a Burn ing warehouse. Brotherton 41, a father of six sons was killed along with Joseph t. Mcguirk 38, James f. Lyons Iii 34, it. Thomas e. Spencer 42, Timothy p. Jackson 51, and Jere Miah m. Lucey 38. Plutonium shipment of grand rapids the department of Energy indicated Friday that it will ship a Small Quantity of plutonium from new Mexico to Canada after a judge rejected a request by environmentalists to Block the trans port. Chief judge Richard Enslen ruled that although the plaintiffs contentions that the government violated the Law appeared to have Merit the government s assertions that an injunction would Hurt nuclear disarmament talks were More important. The transport is part of the Par Allex project a joint american russian Experiment to determine whether commercial nuclear reactors in Canada can use material from decommissioned russian nuclear weapons As fuel. Columnist stabbing trial Philadelphia a Man accused of fatally Stab Bing a Philadelphia daily news columnist in a robbery was motivated by the financial pressure of sup porting a wife and two Young boys prosecutors said. Sitting quietly Javier Goode 20, showed no emotion As his alleged confession to the murder of rus sell Byers was read in court wednesday. Defense attorney James Bruno said he plans to investigate whether the confession was coerced. Goode who worked As a $22,000-a-year Billing clerk told police the Only Way he could think of relieving his financial burdens was to commit a robbery. Goode was ordered held without bail. His next court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 5. Estate trustee resigns Honolulu the last of five trustees overseeing a hawaiian Princess multimillion Dollar charitable estate resigned thursday just As a judge was to consider allegations of mismanage ment against her. Lokelani Lindsey s resignation from the Bishop estate came just Days after colleague Henry Peters who was to be tried with her submitted his. Trustees Richard Wong Gerard Jervis and Oswald Stender had resigned earlier. All had been temporarily re moved from their High profile $1 million a year jobs in May by a state judge who decided they were threatening the educational Trust s Federal tax exempt status. The trustees once considered among the most powerful people in the islands were under scrutiny from the internal Revenue service because of excessive pay question Able Perks and decisions that might have been self serving. Pet Snake kills Volunteer los Angeles a zoo Volunteer died of a bite from one of 10 poisonous snakes she kept As pets. Anita Finch 33, was found in her Mobile Home with a note for help clenched in her severely swollen hand police said Friday. The note read Northridge hos Pital ask for Finch nearly had finished an Ani Mal keeper s training course at the los Angeles zoo and was on her Way to becoming a full time employee there said Michael Dee the zoo s general curator. Jury tells pm to pay Mesa a jury on Friday ordered general motors corp. To pay $14.2 million to the family of a woman who died when her pm truck backed Over her. The family of Ruth Golonka 67, sued pm claiming her death in 1997 was the result of a faulty transmission. The lawsuit said the truck suddenly shifted into reverse and backed Over her. A Maricopa county Superior court jury awarded $7 million in compensatory damages but also found Golonka was 40 percent responsible so the figure was pared to $4.2 million. Jurors awarded $10 million in punitive damages. Doctor gets 15 years san Diego an unlicensed doctor was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Friday for amputating the leg of an elderly Man to satisfy the Man s sexual fetish. John Ronald Brown 77, was convicted of second degree murder in october for the 1998 death of Philip Bondy. The 79-year-old new York Man paid Brown $10,000 to amputate his healthy leg to satisfy his a fetish involving sexual gratification from the re Moval of a limb. Bondy died at a san Diego hotel two Days later of gangrene Poison ing. The operation was performed in Mexico. Stabbing suspect in . Houston almost a year after disappearing overseas on a backpacking trip a Man indicted for stabbing a wig shop clerk to death stepped Back onto . Soil Friday. Dror Haim Goldberg 20, was flown in from Germany under the guard of . Marshals. He was jailed on $100,000 bail. Police last november found 52-year-old clerk Manuela Silverio stabbed to death in the Houston wig shop. The owners Roland ing Rando 67, and wife Roberta 55, also were knifed but survived. Witnesses said they saw Gold Berg racing from the shop just after Silverio s death. A License plate number jotted at the scene was traced to a woman living with Goldberg s father. Just after police questioned him about the slaying Goldberg left the country. Stories and photos from wire reports

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