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Marysville Appeal Democrat (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Marysville, California Mass drug lord cemetery May not exist a a news briefs 3 die in shooting Napa residents of a tree lined upscale neighbourhood Here remained shocked saturday hours after their quiet Street exploded with gunfire when 49-year-old Silverio Espinoza went on a deadly shooting rampage. Espinoza barged into the Home of his estranged wife shot and killed his 19-year-old daughter her 21-year-old Boyfriend and injured five others before police shot and killed him As he tried to flee. Police done to know what prompted the shootings at the one Story Home on the quiet dead end Street Napa police it. Steve Geoghegan said. Quake jolts Luzon Manila Philippines a a powerful earthquake rocked the Northern Philippines Early today cracking Walls in buildings knocking out electricity and seriously injuring at least one person a 13-year-old boy. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, jolted much of the main Island of Luzon at 2 04 . 1804 get and sent residents Rushing from their Beds into the streets. In Manila some electrical poles were toppled and buildings swayed dramatically knocking objects off of tables and cracking Walls. Rescue teams were placed on Alert but few serious injuries were reported from the quake officials said. Europe forms army Paris a by equipping itself with the ability to Send up to 60,000 troops to a crisis zone like Bosnia or Kosovo the 15-nation european Union will finally become a strategic player that the United states will have to reckon with say French defense officials who have Long chafed under . Dominance. European leaders adopted the plan in Helsinki Finland on Friday giving themselves until 2003 to build the command and planning staffs the intelligence bases and the decision making and deployment apparatus. . Officials have cautiously welcomed the plan but put the europeans on guard against diluting the strength of the led nato Alliance by duplicating its structures. Missing girl sought Vallejo the Fri has joined Vallejo police in the search for a 7-year-old girl was last seen at a school bus Stop thursday. Diana la Shay Fairchild was last seen when her mothers Boyfriend dropped her off at thurbus Stop about 7 30 . Thursday police said. Police have not called the disappearance an abduction but the incident is a certainly suspicious a and the possibility of foul play has not been ruled out Vallejo police it. Joann West said. I anal smother Antoinette Robinson said in a televised news conference Friday night that she suspects one of the girls grandmothers abducted the child. She did not say which grandmother. Appeal Democrat news services i Ricardo Sandoval Koght Ridder Tribune news service a Mexico City families of missing people Are reeling and some american Antidrug agents Are scratching their Heads Over recent denials by the Fri and mexican authorities that dozens of bodies might be buried at Remote ranches outside of Ciudad Juarez not far from the Border with Elpaso Texas. But Odd twists and turns in criminal investigations Are nothing new to frustrated Juarez victims rights activists accustomed to disappointment in a City where Brazen crime and graft Are routine. After two weeks of digging at two of four ranches that some officials initially called possible mass grave Sites that might hold As Many As too bodies remains of eight men have been unearthed and Are studied by Fri forensics specialists in Elpaso. And with mexican attorney general Jorge Madrazo signalling that the digging May end in two weeks officials Are now say ing they re not sure How Many bodies turn up. The total May be Well below original estimates. Mexican and Fri sources at first suggested As Many As too bodies might be found victims of a Long War Between drug gangs Over illicit cocaine Supply routes in Mexico said to be Worth $10 billion a year. A Media crush ensued dozens of Fri specialists were granted special permits to work in Mexico a special forensics lab was set up in Elpaso. Buoyed by the official ruckus families of the dressed in colourful feathers velvet and beads danced behind the virgins image. The Celebration stems from a tradition that says an Olive skinned Virgin Mary appeared in Mexico to an Aztec Indian named Juan Diego in december 1531 and left her image behind on his cloak. Clerics credit the apparition with converting millions of polytheist indians into roman catholics. A theologians have begun to Call it the fifth gospel in America a said sister Ofelia Neri Navarro a member of the Guadalupa missionaries of the holy spirit and participant in a multilingual Rosary at saturdays Celebration. A it is a tool that was used to evangelize disappeared began hoping authorities could finally close ugly chapters in their lives. But it soon became Clear that scores of bodies might not be buried at the ranches after All souring hopeful families on the spectacle. Agents from the . Drug enforcement Agency left on the sidelines in this Case by the Fri privately doubt the existence of burial Sites with High concentrations of drug War victims. A i wonder if people moved too quickly a said one Texas based official. A everyone is jumping to America and our lady of Guadalupe is for Many at the Root of Mexico a National identity and its contemporary Faith. Mexicans today use her As both a religious and cultural Symbol and Honor her annually. Her image decorates murals storefronts even niches in front of houses in hispanic neighbourhoods. Veneration of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the United states has been growing for years As mexicans move North to swell the populations of cities like los Angeles Houston and san Antonio Texas. A we Are a migrant people a Neri Navarro said. A she is a migrant Virgin. She goes from place to place like we conclusions and there is really nothing yet to indicate drug related burials at the scale they be locals see it As a Given that Juarez police Are crooked. Just Days before a Hoard of mexican soldiers hooded Federal agents and Fri agents descended on Juarez remains of five women were discovered in a Remote site outside of the City. A drug dealers done to Stop for anything a Hervella said. A they shoot people and leave them where they fall As calling cards warnings to others not to a a people olympic ticketing draws ire associated press Sydney Australia ism May be a Iraq or sponsor of next years olympic games in Sydney but one of the company a chief rivals Microsoft ceo Bill Gates has scored some of the Best tickets to the events. In a Premium package scheme that secretly sold tickets ahead of a Public offering at up to three times their face value Gates bought entree to prime events through a Sydney broker said Graham Richardson the Sydney ticketing chairman. Some of the 2000 olympics major sponsors voiced concerns last week that the Sydney organizing committee is doing too much for the sponsors competitors but Richardson defended Gates right to hold tickets. A is Bill Gates barred from buying anything at the olympics because ism is a sponsor i have thought so a Richardson said on his Sydney radio show. A a a St. Paul gov. Jesse Ventura. Who teamed up with Houston rockets Forward Charles Barkley in a celebrity Golf tournament last summer says he is saddened by his friends career ending knee injury. A sports has lost a person who is very honest who says what he feels a Ventura said Friday during his weekly radio show. A people May not like it but he is honest with himself a Sai Cufre outspoken governor. Barkley has been fined several times for criticizing officials during games something Ventura also is known for. Last weekend Ventura got into an argument with referees and Security at a Minnesota Timber wolves Dautas Mavericks game. The governor said later that a referees gesture to a woman led to his outburst. Bob Goedderz head of Security at target Center said Ventura told Security to a arrest the la. Unmoved by police probe activists mystified by Lack of reaction to growing scandal Tessie Borden associated press los Angeles one of the largest police corruption scandals in the history of los Angeles has yielded startling revelations of officers dealing drugs planting guns on innocent people and now even a suggestion that one helped plan the murder of a rap Star. But perhaps most surprising of All is the Lack of Community outrage in a City that spawned virulent riots in 1992 and 1965 respectively after a jury acquitted four officers in the beating of Rodney King and after the traffic Stop gone wrong of Marquette Frye in Watts. A i done to know what it is about l.a.,�?� said Ramona Ripston executive director of the Southern California american civil liberties Union. A a in a shocked by the Lack of no officers have been charged since the corruption was uncovered none of the lawsuits filed has been resolved and Only two officers have been fired. Yet the Only visible Community response has been a rally in favor of the beleaguered police division at the Center of the scandal. The internal probe focuses on former officer Rafael Perez who in september began telling investigators about officers in the Rampart Street division involved in beatings planting evidence perjury and wrongful shootings one of which left a Man paralysed and in prison. Perez a information Given in return for a reduced sentence in a cocaine theft conviction led to the dismissal of that and to other cases As Well As the suspension of a dozen officers. Dozens of other convictions Are in question. Last week police documents surfaced associated press los Angeles police officers Lino Santana right and Melissa Belli stand watch As an unidentified Motorist second left cited for expired registration and driving without a License. Santana said he has seen no marked change in the Way people behave toward the police since the problems in the scandal plagued division have become known. Suggesting a link Between Perez a former partner David Mack and the shooting death of rap Star notorious b.i.g., whose real name was Christopher Wallace. Detectives Are looking into whether Mack now in prison on a Bank robbery conviction conspired with death Row records founder Marion a Usu get Knight to arrange the contract killing of the 24-year-old rapper As he left a party in March 1997. Knight is a possible suspect in the killing even though he was in jail at the time. Investigation notes show a witness placed Mack at the scene and another picked him out of a photo lineup. The police department Calls the discovery of the corruption in the Rampart division a credit to its own internal oversight while activists criticize officials for claiming the damage is limited to that division. The Rev. Richard Byrd an activist with los Angeles metropolitan churches says the reason the Community Hasni to protested is because the disclosures have revealed nothing new. A outrage comes when something out of the Ordinary has happened a Boyle said. A in a Community like ours this has become part of the air you a a in a sorry that they feel that Way a the police spokeswoman said. A a it a not something that has been going on. That a not the Way our department normally Byrd said its possible the real protests wont happen until after the prosecutions if officers get Light sentences or immunity. That a what happened with the King Case. A remember the real outrage did no to take place until the verdict a Byrd said. Hispanics celebrate our lady of Guadalupe Tessie Borden associated press los Angeles a multicultural procession of believers adorned with Indian headdresses and carrying banners journeyed through the streets of los Angeles on saturday to Honor the venerated Virgin of Guadalupe and display a replica of her image. The digitally mastered replica has been making a tour of area churches since september and returns to Mexico this weekend. At least 45,000 people attended the Celebration at the los Angeles coliseum where Cardinal Roger Mahony celebrated mass and notable figures like Christina Saralegui Ricardo Montal a a focus ban and Heno Cisneros joined in the festivities. A we came to celebrate the Virgin who came to visit us a said Juan Jose Galdames 30, of los Angeles. A since we could not go there to visit the procession resembled an olympian Parade As delegations from countries around the world preceded the replica into the coliseum. When the framed image emerged a flock of White doves flew around the stadium cheering crowds surged toward it and a mariachi band Sang a traditional Spanish language birthday song. Groups of children and adults 3 lines to Days s of s4 a Ach additional line merchandise i or Sale items Only him hides Ann Slot \ a Hie hem i it add non refundable a mils be itis paid a an commercial advertisers i Spires 12 31 to Appeal Democrat circulation service our delivery time is 6 . Daily of you have missed your newspaper please Call the circulation department at 741-1123. Replaced papers Are delivered mondays through saturdays until 11a.m. And sundays until to . A a daily single copy Issue 47$ 3$ tax a a sunday single copy Issue 93$ in tax a a Home delivery $8 58$ tax per month a a weekend is s Home delivery $5.59 41$ tax per month a a by mail s11.35 --81$ tax per month in Advance r serving the mid Valley since 1860 Freedom newspaper Ilc. Hardie i publisher amp executive editor m. 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