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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 29, 1999, Darmstadt, HessePage 4 stars and stripes Friday. October 29, 1999 Ramstein unveils renovated movie theater project totaling$3 million spreads out base theater by Kevin Dougherty stars and stripes Ramstein air base Ger Many the Jackson family looked As if they landed in the first class Section of a Jet Airliner. There was plenty of leg room cushy seats and a feast of treats of the Salty and Sweet variety. A movie was about to begin too. It s very spacious Yolanda Jackson said of her immediate surroundings. Jackson a senior airman with the 86th medical group spoke As her 3-year-old daughter Erica snatched a couple of Nacho chips covered in cheese. We went to the other one the Ater recently said Jackson s husband Curtis. This one is More updated. It makes you feel More at the curtain lifted wednesday night on the Hercules theater at Ramstein the latest Cinema to be renovated in the Kaiserslautern military Community where the Ater upgrades have become com Mon. The air Force spent More than $3 million on the renovation year the Galaxy theater at Vogel Weh opened after a $2.6 million Facelift. Soon possibly As Early As february the other theater that cur tis Jackson mentioned the Nightingale will close for renovations As Well. Charles Moorman who manages the Community s five Heaters said the air Force is simply try ing to enhance the Quality of life for Kaiserslautern area service members and their families. They basically modelled it after the Galaxy Moorman said of the Hercules. But there Are obvious differences. The Galaxy s lobby for exam ple is a bit cramped especially on nights when the Cinema is packed. And the ticket Booth is too close to the food and refresh ment area. Now the Hercules lobby is at least twice the size of the Galaxy s. Moorman said the Nightingale should be even nicer than the other two when it reopens Proba Bly sometime in 2001. It s Nice that they re adding something that people will want to come on base for said air Force 1st it. Brian Johnston. Many of the buildings on base Are shoddy at about 200 people turned out for the opening night Moorman said. The Hercules seat 400. The opening night movie was George Clooney s current hit three Kings. Those who attended the pre Miere wednesday were not the Dougherty stars and stripes patrons line up to Purchase a ticket at the newly renovated Hercules theater on Ramstein air base Germany. The theater reopened to the Public wednesday after being closed for nearly 18 months. The $3 million renovation is part of a Community wide program to improve cinemas in the Kaiserslautern area. First to catch a glimpse of the movie House. The night before several dozen dignitaries paid $1.75 each and dined on complementary prime rib and hours d oeuvres during a private screening of the same movie Moorman said. All that mattered to army Cpl. Aaron Stouffer on wednesday was treating his wife Monica to a night out. That and a bag of pop Corn soda and a pair of Good seats. I wish they had stadium seat ing Stouffer said As he stood in the lobby. Otherwise it looks Nice. We had to come out see what All the excitement is email Kevin Dougherty at indictment made against american accused of murdering colonel s son stars and stripes we Brucken Germany German prosecutors filed an indictment this week against a 20-year-old american accused of bludgeoning to death the son of a . Air Force colonel last Spring. The trial is expected to be held in Early december Thomas Liss Mann a German prosecutor in we Brucken said thursday. Lissmann said he could not re lease the defendant s identity until the trial begins. Authorities found the body of Joseph Lawrence Whitehurst 21, on june 4. German officials said the Vic Tim s father or. Col Lawrence Whitehurst called authorities june 3 to report his son missing from Home in government quarters at Ramstein air base. The colonel commander of the 86th medical group at the time had last seen his son May 30. Based on the missing person s report German and . Military police located the son s car later in the Day. The car was parked Down the Street from the Ramstein Village outdoor Pool which is on the Edge of town in a Section buffered by Woods that separate it from an air base perimeter Fence. Although police found the car they did not find any Trace of the the Case now will be tried in juvenile court in Wei Brincken Germany under German Law someone must be 21 or older to be tried As an adult. Younger Whitehurst until late the next military police officer re turned to the scene after his evening shift and ventured deeper into the , he found the body on the ground and covered with leaves according to German police. German investigators said they know Little about the defendant. Immediately after he was arrested German police described him As a homeless Man living in the Woods in the general Vicinity of where the crime occurred. He was not connected with the . Military police also Learned that his family left Germany within the last year Lissmann said. 2 dead in Blue Angels crash the defendant and Joseph Whitehurst got to know each other in nightclubs around ram Stein Lissmann said. The two were sitting around a Camp fire in the Woods on May 30 when the slaying occurred the prosecutor said. For an unexplained reason the defendant grabbed a club and beat Joseph Whitehurst to death the prosecutor said. The defendant subsequently was arrested As police asked the victim s friends about the Case. During a police interrogation he confessed to the killing Liss Mann said. The Case now will be tried in juvenile court in we Brucken under German Law someone must be 21 or older to be tried As an adult. If the defendant is convicted the judge can Issue a sentence based on either juvenile or adult Law. Under juvenile Law a defendant can be sentenced to serve up to 10 years in a jail for minors. Under adult Law he can be sentenced to serve five to 15 years in a prison. The judge also could reduce the sentence because a Psychia Trist has determined that the defendant suffers from mental prob lems Lissmann said. The associated press Moody air Force base. A Jet from the Navy s Blue Angels precision flying team crashed thursday while trying to land during a training flight kill ing two team members. Cmdr. Jack Papp a Navy spokesman in Pensacola fla., where the Blue Angels Are based confirmed the deaths. No names were released pending notification of relatives. The Accident took place around 12 30 this afternoon. They were coming in to land practice ing arrival Maneu vers when this happened said Pentagon spokes Man Kevin Bacon in Washington. The Navy does not yet have a Clear picture of what happened he said. The crash happened near Moody air Force base where the team was scheduled to perform this weekend during the base s Community appreciation Day. In that the a Safiy it trav a off eat in a transition stage until $1 october 1999 due to the changeover from Carlson Wagon i it to a totem pits a envy wuss directly to make your european coach tour arrangements tills rinf�n1tw�� tour Nair to Catlin in Valsera lantern ,6 make Pur u a coming Holiday travel reservations t pts Teit for a whom a. , a. In. Ujj. M. To u a it. Mew Chi Safe itt destinations unlimited locations

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