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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 24, 1999, Darmstadt, Hesse Hijacking cancelled Keystone Heights a two women hijacked a helicopter at gunpoint and ordered the Pilot to Fly to a maximum Security prison for a breakout but dropped their plan after flying to within sight of the prison authorities said. Josie Clark 53, and Wendy Calderon 32, were held wednesday in a the Clay county jail sheriffs sgt. Wesley Gronikowski. They could face Federal charges As Well As a state charge of armed kidnapping he said. They planned to help someone escape from the Union correctional institution which holds most of the state s death Row inmates among its 1,703 prisoners authorities said. Officials Hadnot Learned who the women wanted to free said state prison system spokesman . Drake. Deli to Settle e. Coli suit Orland Park a Delicatessen blamed for an e. Coli outbreak that sickened about 5,600 people last year has agreed to pay $3 million to Settle a class action lawsuit. Iwanus Deli in Orland Park a suburb South of Chicago will set up a fund for people who got ill from a rare Strain of the e. Coli bacteria after eating the delis potato salad in june 1998. The agreement approved by a Cook county judge was announced tuesday. Iwanus shut Down soon after the outbreak As investigators tried to figure out what had tainted food served at hundreds of graduation parties. It eventually reopened but never recovered. Iwanus closed in february after 18 years of business. Officer shot in Chase Holyoke a a police officer was shot and killed in his car wednesday morning by a Man he was chasing from the scene of an argument authorities said. Patrolman John a. Dinapoli 52, had been on his Way to court for routine business when he volunteered to Back up officers sent to break up an argument Between two men on a Street Corner said capt. Russell Paquette. When the officers arrived one of the men ran and Dinapoli drove after him for about a Block in his unmarked police car. The fleeing Man then turned and pulled a gun. A the wheeled around and fired several rounds into the Cruiser a Paquette said. A murder warrant was issued wednesday night for Eddie Morales said Hampden District attorney William Bennett. Vlasic Plant explosion Omaha a boiler exploded at the Vlasic food Plant in downtown Omaha on wednesday injuring at least five people. Authorities said the explosion sprayed hot water and diesel fuel on the victims. The most seriously injured person was burned on his face and arms. About 600 people Are employed at the factory which produces items in Vlasic s Frozen food line. The Plant was evacuated. A Hearty stocking stuffer Ivin Minneapolis a Abbott Northwestern Hospital has a Holiday gift idea from the heart for the heart. And its raising a few eyebrows. For $495, customers can buy a gift certificate Worth a few minutes in the hospitals new $1.6 million Electron beam machine for a it scan to Check for precursors to heart disease and other serious conditions. One woman bought a certificate and said she plans to give it to her husband for Christmas. Some medical experts question the marketing strategy a and Holiday etiquette. Its a Little Odd to a buy a certificate like you do at Barnes amp Noble or and say a Here go in for a it scan on me a a said Jeffrey Kahn head of the biomedical ethics program at the University of Minnesota. Abbott officials say they Are not trying to sell the scans to just anyone a Only those in the right age and risk groups. Buried fetuses found Jackson a the remains of 36 fetuses All aborted during the first trimester of pregnancy were unearthed from a shallow grave on the Mississippi Gulf coast. Police acting on a tip found the fetal remains in three Large bags behind an Ocean Springs business exhausted lines traffic is backed up wednesday at the san Ysidro Border crossing in san Ysidron Calif As travellers in cars endure More than an hour wait to Cross into the United states from Tijuana Mexico on monday. . Brock owner of timeless treasures in Ocean Springs told police one of his employees buried the fetuses after he found the remains in a styrofoam cooler. Ocean Springs det. Capt. Kerry Belk said wednesday that Brock told ii investigators the cooler was among the contents of a storage Center he had purchased at auction last summer. Efforts by the associated press to Contact Brock were not successful. No charges have been filed. Saving a Small town Fortuna a a fund raising Challenge to raise Money for this Cash strapped town has made Christmas a lot Greener around Fortuna. The Community of 31 people should be Able to pay off its debt by years end thanks to Wilbur Gehrken a idea to ask people to match his $250 donation to the town. A a it a going very Well a said City auditor Beverly Dejardine. A we have 33 Matching Gehrke who grew up nearby and now owns a real estate company in Santa Rosa calif., donated $250 to Fortuna in november after learning of its plight. He challenged All those who also had moved away to match his donations. If 39 people pay up he promised he will Fork out $2,500 for an antique fire truck the town has been trying to sell to raise Money a and then donate the truck to a nearby museum. Rep. Says he a staying Oklahoma City a . Rep. . Watts on wednesday disputed a report that he was leaving Congress. He said he planned to serve out his term and to continue in his Post As chairman of the House Republican conference. A i intend to finish my two year term As conference chairman a Watts said. Watts third term in Congress expires january 2001. His spokesman Bill Shapard said Watts would make a decision Early next year on whether to run for a fourth term. Lbs news quoted sources As saying Watts r-okla., was stepping Down from Congress. The report gave no timetable or reason. Man guilty in killings Newton a a jury convicted a Man of murder and aggravated manslaughter wednesday in the shootings of two pizza delivery men who were lured to an abandoned House simply to be killed. Jayson Vreeland was convicted of murder in the death of pizza shop owner Giorgio Gallara and aggravated manslaughter in the death of employee Jeremy Giordano. His co defendant Thomas Kosk Ovich has been sentenced to death for his role in the april 19,1997, killings. Vreeland did not face a possible death sentence because he was Only 17 at the time. Prosecutors said Koskovich conceived the plan to shoot and then Rob a pizza delivery Man to see what it Felt like to kill someone. Arms a tear us and exhausted Zumreta Mahmudi 15, right is greeted by her family after arriving monday night at the Gerald Ford International Airport in grand rapids Mich. The Kosovar refugee was separated from her family at a Camp in Macedonia last March. From left Are Sala Idrizi Mother Bedrije Mahmudi and sister Fatmire. See a Little Light the waiting she joins others dressed As shepherds As the Posada passes through the Plaza Olvera on Friday night in los Angeles Laza Olvera last Friday night in los Angeles. As hispanic populations swell across the country processions organized by churches and neighbourhoods Are becoming More common in the streets of cities More used to Christmas Carlers than a a peregrines a or pilgrims. Gwen Coleman of Duluth ga., packs souvenir to shirts into her Luggage while waiting in the checking line with other travellers wednesday at the . Airways terminal at new Yorkus Laguardia Airport. Dashing through the Snow s�fs5sl� boat Springs colo., blazes through the fresh powder that has fallen in the Colorado ski town in the past 10 Days with the skies still snowing on wednesday. Midair collision Massachusetts state police and other officials investigate the wreckage of two Light planes that crashed into the Back Yard of a Home in Leo minister mass not far from a Small Airport wednesday the two planes collided in midair and came to rest on top of each other killing one Pilot and critically injuring another. T n0 family paramedic Mike Harris rushes to the Aid of a amp icum family dog during a fire tuesday afternoon at the Home of Gerrie and Al Morace at left in Hopkinsville by despite car efforts Penny perished in the mishap uranium Plant faces Fine Paducah a the operator of a Federal uranium enrichment Plant faces a possible $88,000 Fine for allegedly retaliating against a whistle Blower who questioned safety at the facility. The nuclear regulatory commission proposed the Fine tuesday against the United states enrichment corp., which runs the Paducah gaseous diffusion Plant for the department of Energy. The Plant enriches uranium for use As nuclear reactor fuel. The plants manager of Quality systems was demoted in 1998 for telling a supervisor that the Plant was not fulfilling All the requirements of an Industry Standard for Quality Assurance programs the commission said in a statement issued tuesday. Ecstasy shipment seized Houston a a Man and woman whose Luggage contained about one million pills of the illegal drug ecstasy faced Federal smuggling charges monday following their arrest at a Houston Airport. The drugs which weigh 72 pounds and have an estimated Street value of $25 million-$30 million represent one of the largest ecstasy seizures Ever by the . Customs service said Agency spokeswoman Judy Turner. Customs inspectors found the pills saturday during a routine inspection of three pieces of Luggage belonging to a Man and woman arriving at Houston a Bush intercontinental Airport on a 2 . Flight from Paris. Police Clear student Littleton a a Columbine High school student who once was under suspicion in the april 20 attack at the school has been exonerated by the Jefferson county sheriffs department. Brooks Brown who was warned by Columbine gunman Eric Harris to leave the school shortly before the massacre had nothing to do with the shootings undersheriff John Dunaway said Brown who graduated from the school last May came under suspicion shortly after Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and wounded 23 others at the school before taking their own lives. The morning of the massacre Brown walked to Harris car at the school. He later recalled that Harris told him a i like you Brooks. Get out of Brown came under suspicion because of the warning authorities said. Murder for hire charges Erie a a woman was charged with trying to hire an undercover state police officer to kill the Mother of her grandson possibly so she could raise the toddler herself fran Marshall 51, was arrested tuesday and charged with soliciting murder and conspiracy to commit murder. She was being held on $10,000 bail. Alleged target Crystal Clemente said Marshall is the Mother of her Boyfriend Ronald Lichniak jr., 22, who is in prison for Selling marijuana and the grandmother of their 2-year-old son Alek. State police would not comment on a motive. Page 17 couple gives Back Livonia a june and Dave Wilson spent the Days leading up to Christmas working at a food Bank at Rosedale gardens presbyterian Church. They say its part of a payback for the Aid they received several years ago. A i was Laid off from Ford Back in late �?T50s and Early �?T60s, once for seven months and once for nine months a Wilson recalled As he helped pack about 130 bags of food for distribution to needy families. A we had food delivered to our place. We. Weren to expecting it. It made our the Wilsons had two Young children at the time and had just moved into their House. State oks Law Monitor Trenton a under pressure from the . Justice department new Jersey agreed wednesday to the appointment of an outside civilian Monitor to make sure the state police end racial profiling and other discriminatory practices. The consent decree which awaits judicial approval is a Way to avoid a full blown civil rights Battle in open court according to Bill Lann Lee acting chief of the Federal division of civil rights. Federal authorities also required the state to expand its planned system to track trooper patrols with an Eye toward detecting any troubling patterns. Authorities also required that the system be in place within six months. Cuban inmate booked new Orleans a a cuban inmate who was part of a group that held hostages at a jail last week has been booked on state kidnapping charges that could land him in prison for life. The aggravated kidnapping charges filed this week against Roberto Villar angered Villars Mother who was credited by the Fri with helping to peacefully end the six Day hostage standoff saturday at the St. Martin Parish jail. Hostage negotiators a assured me that if i convinced them to hand themselves Over peacefully everyone would go to Cuba including my son. No one said anything about charges a Mercedes Villar said wednesday in a Telephone interview from Miami. A Long tree search St. George a three men searching for a perfect Christmas tree had to be rescued after spending three Days wandering in dense forests and deep Snow. Robert Moon . Christensen and Raven Daniels drove 15 Miles into the rugged Kolo canyons with a Federal tree cutting permit searching an area of Aspen and Pines. Their truck got stuck in a 3-foot Snow Drift on Kanara Mountain about 275 Miles South of Salt Lake City. Rescue Crews found the abandoned truck sunday. But the men had wandered seeing lights following a Road and trekking into the Trees looking for a shortcut. They used cigarette lighters to Start a fire producing smoke that was spotted by searchers. The men were found monday in a Cabin. Stories and photos from the associated press

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