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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville 50c newsstand 38c Home delivered 24 pages 4 sections 145th year no. 234 Janesville i Friday april 6. 1990 vicious rapist gets 243-year term associated press Madison a judge sentenced a convicted rapist to 243 years in prison calling the Man a a vicious degrading Quot individual who showed no sign of rehabilitation. Richard Beranek 31, was sentenced thursday on numerous charges in the 1987 rape of a Stoughton woman. The former Wisconsin rapids Man was Given the longest sentence in Dane county history by circuit judge Daniel Moeser who called Beranek a a vicious degrading manipulative unripe native individual a Beranek who was convicted in february showed no emotion As Moeser rendered the sentence while the convicted Many a victim looked on. Quot there a nothing to indicate he will Ever be rehabilitated a a Moeser said. A everything seems to indicate that if or. Beranek is Ever freed again. He will commit More crimes. I frankly can to think of a reason not to impose the maximum penalty in this before the sentencing assistant District attorney Robert Kaiser detailed Beranek a criminal history How he was imprisoned for raping an 11-year-old girl in Wood county in 1981, was paroled and then raped the Rural Stoughton woman in 1987 and a Northwestern Wisconsin High school Honor student in 1988. Fourteen hours after raping the student he attempted to do the same to a woman in Marathon county and that charge is pending Kaiser said. When Beranek armed with a scissors like pliers assaulted the Rural Stoughton woman Kaiser said he a committed As Many deviant sexual acts upon her As he could think of. Quot he a purely and simply an evil person a said a who likes to do what he Kaiser the High school student told a packed courtroom that she turned from an Active enthusiastic student to a withdrawn depressed homebody after the assault and Only now is starting to recover. A i was really outgoing a she said. A i talked to anybody who was around. I was very after the assault a a i just blocked everyone out a she said. A i did no to want to Deal with anything. In a always going to be scared. I cant Deal with Strong Era. I would never talk to a stranger again Beranek who is already serving a 10-year term for raping the student said Only a i did no to commit this crime that they found me guilty and his lawyer Archie Simonson predicted that an appeals court will Rule that the state never should have been allowed to use a hair from a pair of underpants to link Beranek to the crime. He said Beranek will Likely have to be retried without the crucial bit of evidence. A there is a High likelihood High probability that my client is not the assailant a Simonson said. Digest today horizons holy week Saga relived one Jonesville Church draws on scripture to re create the holy week events in contemporary fashion but with authenticity. / in local area Man bound Over on Bias Law the first person to be charged under Wisconsin s new Quot Len Bias Quot Law was found Over for trial at a preliminary hearing in Rock county circuit court thursday. Hiram e. Croft 31, Beloit will be arraigned on charges of first degree reckless homicide and delivery of cocaine at 1 15 . On wednesday. / in world / nation Japan Trade reforms of d prime minister Toshiki Kaifu said today the Broad Trade reforms approved by the United states and Japan could be painful but will improve living standards. Consumer groups said the changes could Hurt Community development and go against with cultural values. / 3a Trump opens his Taj majal Donald Trump rubbed a Genie s lamp and lasers lashed the sky to Herald the opening of the Taj majal his glitzy new Casino. But the real estate Developer will need More than electronic miracles. / 3a Gerber aiding allergic boy a Gerber research Plant is retooling to resume production for a Market of one a profoundly allergic 15-year-old boy who cannot live without a special baby formula the company stopped making five years ago. / 3a twin peaks starts sunday billed As slightly twisted and preceded by enough hype to fill a Railroad Hopper car David Lynch s Quot twin peaks Quot a cutting Edge soap opera for prime time will open sunday on Abc with a two hour premiere. / 4d state Inouye postpones state visit . Sen. Daniel Inouye who was to serve As a mediator to help resolve the state s treaty controversy has postponed his Friday visit to Wisconsin. / 2a Mcgee holds Panther militia Alderman Michael Mcgee dressed in Black fatigues told the 300 people who attended an organizational meeting of his Black Panther militia that its first Mission will be to improve their own neighbourhood. / 2a aim invitation not appreciated a spearfishing rights group has invited a reputedly Radical american Indian movement to the Lac do Flambeau reservation this Spring angering the tribal government. / 2a sports Beloit Brewers open tonight offensively the Beloit Brewers look to be in Good shape heading into tonight s Midwest league opener at Pohlman Field against the Rockford expos. Id weather Clear tonight with a Low of 18. Partly Cloudy saturday with a High of 46. Mix of Clouds and Sunshine sunday and a High of 55. Chance of rain monday with a High of 55. / 8c Index advice columns / 4a a Ann Landers business / 4c classified / 5c-7c comics / 4d movie listings / 2a opinion / 6a to listings / 4d obituaries / 2b saturday Organ donors workers use a Crane to right tipped Coal cars of the Wisconsin 8t Calumet Railroad. Derailment ties up track by Mike Dupre Gazette staff southbound freight traffic from Janesville on the Wisconsin amp Calumet Railroad remained tied up today because of track failure and a four car train derailment wednesday. About 4 30 . Wednesday two open top hoppers of a 36-car train derailed tipped Over and pulled two More of the 100-ton Coal cars off the track and onto their sides train master Matt Cochran said thursday afternoon. The track broke on the line where it runs under the interstate 90 Bridge and immediately South of and parallel to Delavan drive. The Coal was bound for the heating Plant at us Madison Cochran said. The train was moving slowly-5 mph away from a sidetrack when the track broke Cochran said adding that the slow Speed kept the Accident from being More serious and prevented possible damage to the interstate Bridge. No one was injured Cochran said. He was unable to give an estimate of damage. A Crew from Vance corp., Chicago worked with a Large Crane thursday to right the tipped Coal cars. Passersby slowed their cars and stopped occasionally to watch the workers remove the cars wheels and put them Back on track and the Crane lift the Hopper boxes Back onto their undercarriage. A turn to derailment / 8a by Lyn Bostian Gazette correspondent Elkhorn after deliberating for almost seven hours thursday a Walworth county jury acquitted Michael Larsen East Troy of felony charges of first degree attempted murder and aggravated Battery. Instead the jury found Larsen guilty of two lesser felony charges second degree recklessly endangering the safety of another carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison and second degree reckless in jury with a penalty of up to nine years in prison. Both felony charges reflect the fact that the defendant was armed with a dangerous weapon when the crime was committed. Circuit judge Robert j. Kennedy ordered a pre sentence report and a sentencing Date is yet to be set. Larsen is currently free on Bond after posting $25,000 in Cash plus surety. Kennedy directed attorneys to file motions regarding the jury a verdict and Larsen a Bond within to Days. Larsen was charged with shooting his wife in the face with a .45 Caliper military pistol during a Domestic dispute in the Early hours of nov. 9. Defense attorney John Olson emphasized in his closing arguments thursday that Larsen had negative Gunpowder residue traces on his hands an hour after the shooting according to ballistic testing. Olson reiterated testimony from a ballistics expert who said Larsen a gun would have emitted a High amount of Gunpowder residue and that a suicide victim who shot himself with the same gun a few years ago had substantial Gunpowder traces on his hands from shooting the gun. Olson theorized that a third party May have fired the shots As part of a prearranged plot against Michael Larsen that backfired. The night of the shooting Larsen was intoxicated to the Point of not knowing what he was talking about when he told attending officers at the scene that he had intended to shoot his wife Olson argued adding that Larsen was a a prompted by his wife to fire shots. Linda and her Lover planned to a shatter mikes male ego and to trigger a violent episode in her husband Olson said. Their plan was that he would be killed during a scuffle prearranged to look like Linda accidentally shot him in self defense so she could collect $50,000 in insurance benefits on Michael a life. A turn to Larsen/8a Pavlovskis disposition will be slow by Steven Engelbert Gazette staff Rockford 111.-John Peter Pavlovskis started Down the slow Road to Justice today in Winnebago county circuit court. It will be months before Pavlovskis is found guilty or innocent predicted his attorney Gary Pumilia of the Illinois state Public defenders office. Pavlovskis 50, has been charged with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping. Police say Pavlovskis kidnapped a 9-year-old Janesville wis., girl on March la drove her to loves Park and raped her repeatedly before releasing her near her Home seven hours later. Police arrested Pavlovskis in South Beloit on March 15. The motions hearing today was perhaps an indication of the slowness of the judicial process in this Case. A single motion was filed by assistant states attorney Dan Tracy. The motion asks the court to approve taking a blood Sample from Pavlovskis. A they filed a Vampire motion and in a Reading it a Pumilia said after his client was led from the bustling courtroom into the bowels of the Winnebago county courthouse. A Vampire motion is lawyer jargon for a request to take a blood Sample. Pavlovskis was returned to the courtroom minutes later and stood in silence again As the court agreed to give Pumilia time to respond in writing to a turn to Pavlovskis/8a . In Middle of nations in life expectancy rates associated press Atlanta the United states lands in the Middle of the pack in rankings of life expectancy and death rates in 33 developed nations according to new figures from . Health officials. Atop the list Japan. In the United states the average life expectancy is 75 years trailing Japan by 4.1 years but beating the lowest of the 33, Hungary by More than five years the National centers for disease control reported thursday. The average hungarian lives 69.7 years the cd said. The United states also ranked near the Middle of the 33 nations in death rates from All causes 828.4 deaths Are reported for each 100,000 people each year. Japan was Best at 628.8 Romania worst at 1,242. The leading cause of death in the United states heart disease hits harder Here than in other countries. The . Mortality rate from heart disease was 382 per 100,000 per year for men and 214 for women compared with 339 and 206 in the other 32 developed countries. Throughout the 33 countries heart disease accounted for 30 percent of deaths with cancer causing 21 percent and stroke causing 14 percent. Fourteen percent of deaths in the 33 countries about 1.5 million a year Are attributed to smoking the cd said. Fewer americans smoke compared with the other countries 31 percent of . Males and 26 percent of american females smoke compared the leading cause of death in the United state heart disease hits harder Here than in other countries centers for disease control with 41 percent of men and 29 percent of women in the other countries. The cd study included countries defined As developed according to a 1963 Standard pegged to reproductive rates countries where the average woman has fewer than two daughters who themselves survive their childbearing years. Such areas include the United states and Canada the soviet Union most of Europe some latin american nations Japan and Australia. The cd study cited life expectancies and death rates in the latest available statistics for each country from 1984 to 1987. Life expectancies for the 33 countries Australia 76.3 years Austria 75.1, Belgium 74.3, Bulgaria 71.5, Canada 76.5, Czechoslovakia 71.0, Denmark 74.9, East Germany 73.2, Finland 74.8, France 75.9, Greece 76.5, Hungary 69.7, Iceland 77.4, Ireland 73.5, Israel 75.2, Italy 75.5, Japan 79.1, Luxembourg 74.1, Malta 74.8. Netherlands 76.5, new zealand 74.2, Norway 76.3, Poland 71.0, Portugal 74.1, Romania 69.9, Spain 76.6, Sweden 77.1, Switzerland 77.6, United kingdom 75.3, United states 75.0, .s.r. 69.8, West Germany 75.8, Yugoslavia 71.0. To Ninon Gazette Stom Larsen found guilty on two Esser counts train derails

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