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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Janesville, WisconsinBrain on cocaine new research track effects of drug to a conference loss Sun Prairie Dewclaws Cougar girls. 40-29/10 tomorrows weather quite cold Clouds and Sun winds w 15-25 18/6� details 12c to Janeski 1 la a a the Gazette wow. A i feet a com 1998 Fri actions. Inc a rights reserved. F�3 Janesville Wisconsin str /. 73rd year saturday january 10, 1998 50e a in a there a woman paralysed in attack takes charge of life associated press Denver v he leather Clad skinhead begins threatening the Black Man waiting with her at the desolate downtown bus Stop Jeannie Van Velkinburg has every reason t o look the other Way exhaustion from working a double shift two sleeping children at Home who need her memories from a hard knocks childhood marked by taunts from Black kids. Midnight approaches and one routine bus Transfer will take Van Velkinburg Home where she can peek in on her Young sons where St an sleep away the stresses of her nursing Home Job. But when Nathan Thill knocks a baseball Cap from the head of Oumar Dia a West african immigrant and Hyatt hotel Bellhop and asks if he is prepared t o die Van Velkinburg does t hesitate does no to Ponder whet her she should intervene her Mother raised her to believe helping others is not a part time responsibility she bends to pick up the Cap and never sees the gun but she Hea i s shots Echo off surrounding skyscrapers and feels searing pain beneath her Colorado Avalanche hockey jacket As she Falls. She it Dia lying in the Dingy Glare of a Street lamp and tries to crawl to him but cannot move. In a matter of Sec ads Dias life is gone Van Velkinburg s forever changed one Bullet has severed her spinal Cord and lodged in her ninth Vertebra doctors say removing it will not change her Fate Van Velkinburg la paralysed from the Ai Down. Thill a Brash 10-year old who coolly describes the deadly assault in later television interviews is charged with first degree murder attempted first degree murder and ethnic intimidation its now seven weeks since nov. 18, seven weeks since Van Velkinburg last walked. She spends much of her Days lifting weight of up to 80 pounds to build and shoulder strength so she can Many r her body a Lead weight from bed to wheelchair astonishingly she looks ahead and says she has no regrets about stepping in to help a St Ranger a a in a glad i did what i Van Velkinburg says on a break from rehabilitation at Craig Hospital which specializes in spinal Cord and brain injuries. A i Don t think about it Over and Over. That a just me if somebody needed my help in a there a that casually courageous attitude belies 36 years of hardship. Vanvelzin Burgh a father John Earl it in Velkinburg rarely allowed his seven children outside and beat them for Assort turn to courage712a Index advice/4b business/11a classifted/4c 11c comtcs/6a crossword 7c Horoscope cd leg�is/1qa lottooes/2a movies 2c obrtuaries/2b opiniofi/8a9a to listing 7a associated press Jeannie Van Velkinburg jokes with family members in her room at Craig Hospital in Englewood of suffering storm aftermath or. Richard Weirich examines Steve Chady who came to Riverview clinic with a sore Throat. Ai hot Gazette staff a done to cough on other people contagious virus packs powerful punch of sore throats coughs and congestion by Carla Mccann Gazette staff Steve Chady rated the sore Throat he had Friday As being a seven on a scale of one to 10. It Wasny to unbearable but it certainly was miserable he said. The 17-year-old Craig High school Junior also had a Runny nose and Felt tired. A i had the same thing about three weeks ago a he said. A it was like Clear and then it came Back but Chady is Only one of Many local residents who Are suffering from this years Strain of influenza. At or. Richard Weirich a office in the Dean medical Center Riverview clinic where Chady was Given a prescription for anti Biot flu vaccine the Rock county health department still has flu vaccine available and offers a walk in clinic from 10 30 . To 4 . Every Friday at its Highway 51 office. For More information Call the health department at 757-5440, is the waiting room was packed Friday with people suffering from the same symptoms. Quot we re double booked most of the Day a said Candy Kraus a registered nurse and Chadys Mother. A a lot of people Are coming in with sore throats coughs and congestion that seems to be hanging she scheduled her son for an appointment because he like so Many others did no to seem to be getting Over the illness. A a it a a bad virus a Weirich said. What a happening is that Many people who get this virus Are developing a bacterial infection that May require antibiotics to get rid of it Weirich said Between patients. For Lack of a better title this virus is being called the flu Weirich said. But its not the Bird flu that the centers for disease control reported As this years exceptionally Nasty Strain he added. Still any Type of flu should not be taken lightly Weirich said. Turn to ill/12a Packer fans converge head West associated press Madison go West cheese Heads. Green Bay packers fans from across Wisconsin converged at its airports Friday ready to go to the pfc championship game in san Francisco and escape the snowfall that covered the state the Day before. About 280 people left on a chartered dc-10 from Green Bay Friday and then picked up about 100 More fans in Milwaukee before flying to san Francisco. Other fans left in Small groups or went Solo on commercial flights some of which offered special deals to packers fans known As the Winner of sundays game Heads to the super bowl where the packers Are defending champions. Many fans we re Happy to go to Northern California where temperatures Are predicted to be in mid-50s this weekend. Quot i was shovelling Snow this morning and hopefully this evening ill be looking at Palm Trees and holding a drink in my hand wearing shorts a said Noel stollen Werk 28, of Milwaukee. Six to i0 inches of Snow fell Over much of Southeastern Wisconsin on thursday and temperatures were expected be Between 5 below Zero and 10 degrees above Friday night according to the National weather service. Other fans said they weren to too worried about the weather. In fact cold weather in California would be in their teams favor. Quot the packers do better in the cold a said Keith Stollenwerk 38, noels older brother. Quot the colder the Sandy waterhouse 46, of Mil Waukee says she likes Wisconsin a Winter weather. Quot its Beautiful outside. It does no to sound like its All that Beautiful in san Francisco a waterhouse said. Sharon Kleiboer of Oregon avoided the weather debate All together. She a going to Orlando fla., to visit her family and watch the game from there. The rivalry among fans extends to governors As Well. Wisconsin gov. Tommy Thompson and California gov. Pete Wilson Are betting on the game with items native to their states. Thompsons Wager 13 pounds of Wisconsin cheese a Harley Davidson jacket a Case of Wisconsin wine and 10 pounds of chocolate from seroogy sin de Pere. Wilson a bet 150 pounds of California cheese a Case of California wine California raisins some Quot California its the cheese promotional materials and some clothing from the Gap which is based in san Francisco. Inside local a Walworth county a Len township Man pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of homicide by intoxicated operation of a vehicle in an Accident that killed two of his friends sept. 7. / in state a prices fall a decline in hog prices May not mean cheaper pork for Consumers a producer says. / 2a 12307 01234 Northeast is iced Over parts of Southeast still waterlogged associated press i ind reds of thousands of residents in four states layered themselves in sweaters stocked up on essential supplies and prepared for a lengthy wait in the dark and cold As a bitter ice storm descended Over the Northeast on Friday. More than 125,000 Northern new York residents in five ire choked counties remained without Power for a second Day As Utility Crews struggled t o keep Pace wit h the ongoing damage a we can to get ahead of the game a said Greg Hudson a Deputy administrator in St. Lawrence county. Quot As the Crews Are Clearing up one spot they re watching another tree or pole fall at new York gov. George a Takin a direction the National guard sent 1,500 soldiers into Northern portions of the state to help Clear debris evacuate stranded residents and set up and run portable generators. A a there a no water. There a no heat. There a no lights. There a no Gas. There a nothing. Its real bad. I can t imagine How people Are going to Cope the longer it goes on a said associated press a minivan sits damaged by a downed Utility pole at a car Dealership in Watertown ., after an ice storm left a 2-Inch thick coating Friday. Diane Brayton a coordinator of a red Cross shelter in Gouveneur In Maine gov. Angus King told the head of the Federal emergency management Agency to Quot get out turn to weather/5 a Dan Lassiter Gazette staff Sisters Michelle and Leah rebout slide Down a giant Snow Hilt on their family a farm on Mineral Point Road West of Janesville on Friday. The girls and their Brothers took advantage of a Large pile of Snow created by the blowing of their driveway after thursdays snowstorm. Snow offers wonderland for weekend warriors by Frank Schultz Gazette staff Winters Back. Its time for tin in the Snow and ice. Break out those skis sleds snowshoes or snowmobiles you got for Christmas or hanukkah before they Start gathering dust. If you re a seasoned outdoor Winter enthusiast with Miles of snowy trails Slippery Hills or Frozen water under your Belt you already know where you re going this weekend. But if you re new to the sport read on for some tips on where to go for Winter fun in the Janesville area. First you snowmobiles. The Rock county snowmobile Trail is open. A it is extremely important to stay on the marked trails a the county Parks department emphasized in a news release Friday. A Are turn to weekend/5a

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