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Naugatuck Daily News (Newspaper) - July 18, 1998, Naugatuck, Connecticut Weekend d i t i o july 18, 1998 today mostly sunny High in mid 80sn Saugatuck daily news serving the Naugatuck Valley since 1885 $2.00 weekly Home delivery single copy 500 relative charged in slashing by Keith Robinson associated press writer Windsor Conn. Apr a relative of two children who were slashed in an attack in their Home was arrested Friday charged with murder and ordered held on $5 million Bond. Chasity West 23, of Windsor could be sentenced to death if convicted in the slaying of 7-year-old Jarrell Cuyler and the wounding of his 3-year-old sister Lindsey. West is a licensed practical nurse who worked at the Cheshire correctional institution. She has been employed since March 1997 by the University of Connecticut health Center which oversees medical programs of the state department of correction. Police would not say How West was related to the children. Police chief Kevin Searles said Only that she is a family member television station wait reported on its world wide web site that family members identified her As a Cousin of the Mother. West was taken to Superior court in nearby Enfield where she was arraigned on charges of capital felony murder first degree assault and first degree burglary. She is to appear in Superior court in Hartford on july 28. The children smother Tammi Cuyler had told police that two masked intruders attacked the children after breaking into her Home at about 2 . On july 9. Jarrells Throat was slashed. Lindsey was listed in Good condition Friday at the Connecticut children a medical Center in Hartford recovering from knife wounds to her neck and wrists. Authorities at a news conference would not say whether they were searching for a second suspect they would not discuss details of the arrest or investigation. A i done to want to jeopardize what a left in the investigation a said police capt Peter Mcdermott. A a there a still a lot of work to police chief Kevin Searles said there was a a definitely a meaning behind the attack a but he would not elaborate. Searles said the family was a a extremely helpful in the investigation. The attacks stunned residents in the town of Windsor which offered a $25,000 Reward for information leading to an arrest. Searles said authorities had been told that West was among hundreds of people who attended Jarrells funeral on wednesday. Searles said his officers have been working on the Case steadily. A picture of Jarrell is posted on a bulletin Board at the police station. A its beat real difficult a he said. A a there a been a lot of Public safely commissioner Henry Lee said the governor s office instructed him to a a allocate All the resources of the state police to help in the investigation. A this shows a team approach a Lee said at the news conference. Hanford slate s attorney James Thomas said West has no previous police record inside lines local a2,3,10-11 obituaries a2 opinion a4 social As,9 Garden a12 Church a6-7 Garden a12 sports bl-3 entertainment b4-6 classified b8-9 comics Bio Auto by 1-14 real estate 1-8__ sports. Taking Nagy soccer to a higher level by Home Sweet Home. Nam Imp gel secret service officers made to testify to my photo by Tarra Varrone this body of water is Home to three geese at the Crossroads Plaza in Middlebury. Prospect group Steps Back in time by Eric Dobler daily news staff Miter Prospect a the Prospect historical society building on the Green will have a history exhibit on display for the Prospect Volunteer fire department. The event will be on aug. 8 from 12 noon to 6 . In Celebration of Grange fair Day. The Public is invited and admission is free. A the Volunteer fire department will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and there will be photographs and Memorabilia on display a said Jane Fowler of resident of the by aspect historical society. The Prospect vol Tai Leer fire department has a Noble and honoured history. Many tragic losses to buildings and property woe suffered in the Early Days off it respect when the town had to rely on service from other towns. A local corps of volunteers Hose co. No. I was formed in 1938. The present Day organization submitted its charter in 1945, the same Day the Prospect of historical society did. In a fashion that Speaks volumes about Prospect s frugality the leaders of the two groups drove up to Hartford in the same vehicle. Over the years the fire deportment has continually improved and upgraded its equipment and firefighting skills. This fall the Prospect Volunteer fire department will move into its new building on new Haven Road by Algonquin school a one that reflects the dedication of these men and women who have served Prospect Over the years. The Prospect historical society building on the Green was constructed in 1867 at a Cost of $900 and served As a one room school for students living near the Center of town. After Community school was built the Structure was used As the town Hall. During world War ii it was used As a Telephone Center. Throughout the drama of the Naugatuck Valley flood of 1955, the building served As the command Post to direct the Rescue operations in the Region. Those interested in taking part in the Celebration commemorating the history of the Prospect Volunteer fire department Are invited to come to the historical society building on August 8. The doors open at noon. For More information Contact Jane Fowler president of the by aspect historical society at 203 758-4628. By Larry Mangas a associated press writer Washington apr declaring there would be no a irreparable harm a chief Justice William Rehn quist today refused to spare of resident Clinton a secret service protectors from testifying in the Monica Lewinsky Case. With the dramatic Legal fight ended prosecutors summoned the officers to the grand jury. With the subpoenaed secret service officers waiting at the courthouse a few blocks away Rehnquist issued a two Page ruling at 11 56 . That refused to extend an earlier order that had blocked their testimony until noon. The secret service guards including agent Larry Cockell who Heads Clinton a protective detail were immediately whisked up to the third floor where the grand jury hears testimony. An hour later they had not yet testified a lawyer said a in my View the. Administration has not demonstrated that denying a stay and enforcing the subpoenas. Would cause irreparable harm a the chief Justice wrote. Rehnquist who just resumed from a european teaching trip said that while he was not ruling on the administration request to review the entire Legal dispute he assumed enough of his colleagues might choose to take the Case at a later Date. A i shall assume without deciding that four members of this court. Would Grant certiorari a he wrote. Justice department spokesman Bert Brandenburg said the department had no plans to exercise its right to ask other supreme court justices for an emergency stay to Block the testimony signalling the administration would simply wait to see if the High court would Settle the broader Legal Issue by accepting the Case this fall. The grand jury that has Beal hearing the Lewinsky Case was not in session today. Independent counsel Kenneth Starr planned to use a different grand jury a making an emphatic statement by insisting the agents be questioned on a Friday afternoon. Cockell a attorney. John Kotelly said it would be difficult for the agent to testify in a Case involving the Man he protects but that he planned to answer All questions posed to him. A the is a Law enforcement agent and he believes very strongly in the Rule of Law and he will follow the see testify on Page 3 local songstress earns National award by Eric Dobler daily news staff Miter local country Singer and songwriter Bonnie Brantle n now has a signature song. In fact Branden won a song of the year award earlier this year for the piece she wrote entitled a something to remember you she is Lead Singer of the country Western band Silva wings the song was awarded first place for songwriting in the state by the Connecticut country music association this past november. In february it won first place at the regional contest which includes states from the Northeast Region of the . By Day Branden is office manager at furniture for less on Church Street. The tune is one of the songs most requested by fans of Silva wings and was Branden a first entry into the associations annual awards Competition. A the association Lias asked me in the Post to enter the award Competition As a female vocalist but because of scheduling the band and my work schedule i could never find the she went on to say that a it lakes time to a a Good recording and to get a song Branden said a focus has been on the band and maintaining the steady schedule it keeps. Silver wings has Neva really bothered with awards presentations and big shows. A i have never really tried to do anything with any of my songs to get published which is shame on me a she said with a laugh. Though the song is Branden a first entry with the coma it is currently being considered for song of the year for the National awards presentation in Las vegas Nevada in october. Branden said she Hopes to make it for the presentation despite her Busy schedule. Branden has written songs since she started Silver wings 13 or 14 yeas ago. She said something to remember you by came to her one Day while she was driving. A the lyrics and the Melody All came to me at the same time a she said a i went Home and put it All together and said to myself a wow that s a great a a she said songwriting has always been a process of putting together ideas and wards. Most of the time As with the idea for a something to remember you by a it would happen while she was driving. Branden and Silver wings play on weekends throughout Connecticut and in parts of Massachusetts and new York. You la find them a forming their songs in a variety of fairs festivals night clubs and dance Halls. It was at one of these performances when members of the coma presented Branden with her award. A they came right up on stage and gave me the award. It was really some of the bands future show dates include afternoon performances on the saturdays of july 18th and 25lh Horn 12 noon to 4 30 . At the colonial Ford Dealership in Danbury. There will be a Cook out at both performances. Other does include saturday july 18lh from 9 . To i . At shoot Gates on route 6 in Terryville. On Friday july 24th the band will be performing at Callihan a in Southport and on Friday july 31st from 9 . To i . At the Winchester a nightclub in firmand. State unemployment steady in june Wethersfield Conn. Apr unemployment in Connecticut remained steady from May to june at 3.8 percent the state labor department reported Friday. But nonfarm employment during the month was 1.645,000, up almost 4,000 jobs from May and almost 34,-000 from a year ago. A Al this Point we have gained Bock nearly 80 percent of the jobs we lost in the 1989 to 1992 recession a said Salvatore i Follo the states la Bor statistics supervisor. The biggest Job gains were reported in services 4,000government 800and finance insurance and real estate 200. The biggest losses were reported in construction and mining 800wholesale and retail Trade 600. In june the average hourly wage which had not been seasonally adjusted stood at $14.81. That is up 16 cents from May and 43 cents Over the year. A Hana Bull charges to record Deal by Tara s. Young daily news staff Miter Naugatuck rap sensation Han Bull is about to hit the big time. The Solo artist is on the verge of a recording contract and worldwide Fame. Han Bull a Spring Street resident plans to negotiate a Deal with a record Label next month. A everything is starting to come around for me a he said. A my hard work is about to pay Han Bull 24, has been involved with rap music for the Post to years but he did no to gel serious about his Craft until five years ago. He writes his own rap songs about life experiences. A i Tell stones about things in be Beal through and done to get to this Point and How i want go a beyond this Point a he said. A i try to express myself to the he Reca itly released a single with the songs a a Day in the life and �?o64 the former deals with everyday Street life and the crime and other ordeals that people go through. A those kinds of things Are always dramatized in the news but they arc just common things you see every Day and you grow accustomed the latter is a Long Street talc in which Han Bull lets out his frustrations of the world and communicates incidents that cause a lot of stress on his life. He plans to Send off packages in the near future to planet 28 in new York a club that wants to Book him for a performance to new Jersey for a release party and to a a source Magazine for its a unsigned Fly per column. Han Bull originally from new Jersey moved to the state to attend the Southern Connecticut slate University. Aller graduation he decided to stay in Naugatuck Fie has performed at clubs in new Jersey the downtime showcase in new York qty and several locations in new Haven. At the Sicsu variety show he won Best soul artist Aid a Cash prize of $100. He won another Slock at hot peas and butter during Amateur night and he was Inta viewed by disc jockeys at Wyc pm a Yale University. Of aug. 22, he will open for National recording artists emd at the Alley Ca club in new Viaven. A thai could really open up a lot of doors for me a he said. He also plans to open for Good e i Las entertainment comedy show but tha Date is still up in the air. Fian Bull noted his real name is Bary Woods bul he chose the acronym to describe the Type of person he is. Han Bull stands for heavyweight american negro analytical Black Man universally blessed with lots of lyrics. A i chose the Rome not Only for the history of the great Warrior with the see Han Bull on Page j

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