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Naugatuck Daily News (Newspaper) - July 29, 1998, Naugatuck, Connecticut I Naugatuck daily news wednesday july 29, 1998 a Page a2 it state state forecast for Southern new England v today. Partly sunny. Hot and humid with a 30 it percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. High around 90. It or tonight. Partly Cloudy with a Low in the mid 60s. Wind becoming West at 5 to 10 Mph. Brought to you by. National weather service Taunton Manj Man found innocent in internet sex Case. By Brigitte Greenberg associated press writer new Haven Conn. Apr a new Jersey Man who was found innocent of using the internet to try to seduce a Connecticut teen Ager said he was Only trying to be a father figure to the girl. Charles a a Hank Schoeffel 50, an investment specialist from Belle Mead n.j., was acquitted tuesday of two counts of trying to entice a minor into having sex. The jury sitting before . District judge Janet Bond Allerton deliberated about seven hours. A there was nothing to hide a Schoeffel said afterwards. A she had lost her father. She had a nonfunctional Mother. I stepped in As a father when the verdict was read a smile crossed a face and his head dropped in Relief. His family including his wife of More than 20 years Elaine cried out and hugged one another. Mrs. Schoeffel said she always believed in her husband. A i knew the truth would prevail a she said. A your Justice system is the greatest in the assistant . Attorney Gates Garenty Rondus declined to comment Piffier the verdict. Had Schoeffel been convicted he could have faced a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 Fine. The government did not claim he had sex with the Guilford girl. One of the charges was lodged under Connecticut and new Jersey statutes and the second was under California statutes. Schoeffel was accused of misrepresenting himself to the girl when they met in an internet Chat room in the Spring of 1996. The prosecution said he posed As a 15-year-old boy to gain her Trust. The relationship ended when he eventually told her his True age but resumed after the girls father died the prosecution said. Prosecutors said Schoeffel made four trips to Connecticut to see the girl and was planning a fifth trip a never carried out a to see her in los Angeles. The girl who is now 16, testified that when she tried to break off the relationship he showered her with gifts including $1,000 and a pair of Diamond earrings. The girl was not in the courtroom when the verdict was Given. Schoeffel said he believes the entire Case could have been avoided if he had insisted that she introduce him to her guardians. A i absolutely wanted to meet with the guardians and the brother directly a he said. Judge hands Down sentences in Bristol Hospital embezzlement new Haven Conn. Apr the sentencing of three former Bristol Hospital workers this week wrapped up the Federal Case in a bogus Billing scheme that defrauded the Hospital out of $1.9 million. Belli Thurston 43, of Kensington a sentenced tuesday to a year in prison three years of probation and was ordered repay $1.6 million Francis Buchiere 37, of Plainville Ilso was ordered tuesday to serve three years probation the first six months of which will be under Home confinement and electronic Monitor log. Buchiere must also pay Back $40,000 to tile Hospital. J they were sentenced a Day after Douglas land can the former head of information services at the Hospital Drew a Federal prison term of two it ears arid three months. He also was i dered to pay $1 million in restitution. A land can who pleaded guilty in May to mail fraud and lax evasion charges was facing eight years in prison. Thurston Buchiere and Nihal lotto mid Day 3. 9-4-7 mid-day4. 2-7-0-i rightly3. O-4-i play4. 0-4-1-6 cases. 9-13-24-26-29 wildcard. 1-4-14-15-27-34/35 to c i Happy Mes a professional pet sitting service funded a Intuit of Call Karen Slater 203 757-81 34 Chinniah the accused Mastermind of the scheme also were convicted in May on similar charges. Chinniah of Bristol was sentenced earlier this month to 21/2 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $1.9 million. Chinniah the former purchasing director for the Hospital was in a position to approve Purchase orders for goods and services select vendors and Issue invoices requesting payment for goods. Thurston who worked As a diagnostic technician admitted Selling up Bank accounts for Dummy companies and Billing the Hospital far computers and other supplies that never existed. Buchiere worked for Chinniah in the hospitals shipping department. It Vas his Job to acknowledge receipt of goods shipped to the Hospital. Landeen of Bristol signed the Purchase requisitions said prosecutors. The scheme was uncovered after an internal investigation which found that Money designated for computer improvements was diverted to a network of five Dummy companies Over a six year period officials said. Flash ads Call 739-2228 to advertise fun a ads will be accepted until 9 30 a in fur same Day publication. Monday thru Friday and until 3 . Friday for saturday. They will always appear on Page 2. Minimum Cost is $9.00 Tor 15 words 23c for each additional word must be eke paid coming july 31 brides of today weddings of yesterday to advertise Call John at 729-2228 a a for Home delivery Call Maria a 729-2228 it missed the classified deadline your and can appear Here for As Low As �?~9 00 Call Jennifer at 129-2228 in Brief Washington apr Monica Lewinsky is prepared to testify that she and president Clinton discussed ways of concealing an alleged sexual relationship Legal sources say. Is. Lewinsky a account to Independent counsel Ken Starr a prosecutors is that a she and the president were talking about cover stories for their relationship As two people in such situations frequently do How to keep it secret a one source said tuesday night. For example said the sources is. Lewinsky 25, says she and the president agreed that one Way to explain the former interns frequent visits to the White House Oval office would be to say she was going to see presidential Secretary and Friend Betty Currie. Starr won is. Lewinsky a cooperation while trying to enforce a subpoena a or negotiate an arrangement a for Clinton a testimony. The sources say is. Lewinsky also has identified for prosecutors the person who formulated the controversial a talking Points designed to help Clinton in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit he faced. The talking Points which she gave to Friend Linda Tripp dealt with an alleged sexual Advance that Clinton made to a White House Volunteer Kathleen Willey an incident known to mrs. Tripp. The person who was the architect of the talking Points the sources said is someone outside the White House. The sources would not reveal whom is. Lewinsky identified As helping originate the talking Points. Abc news quoted sources As saying it was mrs. Tripp but a spokesman for mrs. Tripp denied it. Word that the talking Points were generated by someone who does no to work in the White House was the Only favourable development for Clinton in a Day of bad news. Washington apr Senate conservatives Are pushing a plan to end the a marriage penalty in the latest tax Vole that republicans Hope will help them in this november a congressional elections. Sen. John Ashcroft r-mo., planned to Force a vote today on his proposal for ending the penalty the nickname for the additional taxes 21 million married couples pay that they would not owe if single. Eliminating the extra taxes is a top priority of conservative pro family groups and Ashcroft a potential 2000 gop presidential candidate is eager to make the fight the extra levies on the 21 million couples result from rates in the tax code that allow 25 million other couples to pay less than they would owe if they were single. On tuesday the Senate rejected another Clee Bon year gof Effort. It would have required the scrapping of the Federal income tax code by the end of 2002, leaving it to lawmakers to enact an unspecified alternative by then. The proposal by sen. Tim Hutchinson r-ark., died on a near party line 49-49 Vole. For parliamentary reasons it needed 60 Voles to be approved. The House approved similar legislation on june 17 by 219-209. Supporters of Hutchinson a plan conceded before the vote that they were Likely to lose. Their Hope was that by playing to the Public a widespread distaste for the current tax code republicans would Benefit in the upcoming elections by forcing democrats to vote to defend the unpopular income tax. Memphis Tenn. Apr defying efforts to keep him away supreme court Justice Clarence Thomas is confronting a Black lawyers group perhaps the most hostile audience he a met since his Stormy Senate confirmation hearings seven years ago. Anticipating Thomas speech to the National bar association today new York lawyer Malik Shabazz called him a one of the greatest traitors in the history of our the should be denounced. Ostracized a Shabazz told in applauding crowd of Young Aba lawyers on tuesday. A Thomas the Only Black on the nation s highest court has enraged traditional civil rights groups with his staunchly conservative opposition to affirmative action and race based redistricting efforts to boost minority voters clout. A feelings about Justice Thomas and his record run deep in our organization a said Aba president Randy Jones a Federal prosecutor from san Diego. A we arc committed to doing everything in our Power to save affirmative Thomas was invited by Louisiana supreme court judge be Matte Johnson to speak to the a bad a judicial Council a group of state and Federal judges. Bul others in the councils leadership later told him he was not Welcome. Thomas decided to attend anyway but refused to reveal in Advance the topic of his speech. Flint Mich. Apr battered by the most costly strikes it has Ever endured general motors corp. Now faces the task of mending the worst labor relations in the Auto Industry. Pm and the United Auto workers announced a tentative agreement tuesday to end strikes at two Flint parts plants that have Cost the worlds largest automaker More than $2.2 billion. Ratification roles Al the plants were scheduled for today. Union officials predicted die deals would be approved overwhelmingly and that employees could return to work by tonight. The strikes brought Gmys North american production to a virtual Hall idling More Ilian 200,000 workers at one Point and affecting dozens of communities. The Deal announced 53 Days after the strikes began was the costliest for pm since a 67-Day walkout in 1970. The agreement covers the two Flint plants and several other factories where disputes threatened to escalate into walkouts. But perhaps the must significant result is a commitment by pm and the l a to try and resolve disputes through frequent talks among top officials. Greenwich Conn. Apr usually a stroll through Greenwich a Post shopping District might include a Stop at Saks fifth Avenue the Ralph Lauren store or one of the Many antique shops. Not these Days. The biggest draw is Power Boll with its record $250 million Jackpot. A single Winner in tonight s drawing could win before taxes a Lump sum payment of $137 million or $10 million annually for the next 25 years. The Odds of picking the right numbers arc 80.1 million to one. That Hasni to stopped thousands of aspiring millionaires from new York and new Jersey from coming to Greenwich a particularly its soloing District a to buy tickets. Not everyone is floppy to see die outsiders. A a it a been just a horror a said a Macy the owner of an Interior design business on trendy Greenwich Avenue. A when we gel Here in the morning there is no place for my employees to Lurk and the crowds really Stop people from coming to the store. Everyone who is a shopkeeper is Robert j. Rung jr., . Office hours to accommodate Busy working families 108 Church Street suite 4 203 729-3775 evening and saturday a up a i n t men to Ava i i a Hie gentle care in an Ultra modern facility comprehensive family dentistry second suspect arrested in killing by Adam go Ruck associated press writer Windsor Conn. Apr the second arrest in the fatal slashing of 7-year-old boy has brought a certain amount of Relief to residents in this North Central Connecticut town United in grief Over the death of Jarrell Cuyler. Town manager Albert g. Fig said the Community still grieves for Jarrell but expressed Relief at a second arrest on tuesday. A this investigation closes the Circle at this Point a he said. Alex Grajales 18, of East Hartford was charged tuesday with felony murder burglary and kidnapping. He pleaded innocent in Enfield Superior court and was ordered held on $2.5 million. Earlier tuesday the first person arrested in the Case 23-year-old Chasity West appeared in Hartford Superior court surrounded by seven deputies and accompanied by defense lawyer Hubert Santos. Police Cape. Peter Mcdermott refused to say what role Grajales allegedly played in the slaying but said that the kidnapping charge might apply in the Case of someone who held Down the child smother As the boy and his Little sister were attacked in their bed. Jarrell Cuyler was killed Early pm the morning of july 9. His sister Lindsey who turned 3 last week suffered wounds to her arms. Their Mother Tammi Cuyler told police that two masked assailants broke into her Home. She said she ripped a Many Swatch off the person who held her Down while the other intruder killed her son. Mcdermot said there arc still Many questions to be answered including a motive for the brutal attack. A a we re not a Hundred percent certain of the motive As yet and we re still investigating a he said Grajales who graduated East Hartford High school in june was recently Laid off from his Job at Aetna according to his lawyer Joseph Moniz. The Hartford courant reported tuesday that police last week seized a computer disk and email files from Aetna inc. In Hartford. Mcdermott confirmed that police did serve a search warrant at Aetna but refused to say what was recovered he said he could not discuss the Case against Grajales or say whether a third suspect was being sought. But asked Why police would order arrest reports in the Case sealed if they were not seeking another suspect he said a that is a Good West a lawyer Santos who won the acquittal of former Glastonbury teen Ager Karin Aparo on charges she arranged the murder of her Mother asked for Access to search warrants and other documents related to the Case. Hartford Superior court judge Patrick Clifford said the warrants will remain sealed for now. State Law entitles Santos to information that might help his client before a hearing is held to determine whether there is probable cause to try her on charges of capital felony murder and assault. He set sept. 2 As the Date for that hearing. Asked for any comment on the Case Santos said Only a my client denies the accusations and we plan to vigorously defend West of Windsor stood silently during the court appearance occasionally raising her glasses to wipe a tear from her Eye. As she was being led from the courtroom she turned and mouthed the words a i love you to a woman in the gallery. West is the Cousin of the victims Mother and had dated the victims father police have said. Police would not describe West a relationship to Grajales except to say they were not members of the same family. Lottery machines fail As drawing approaches by Denise Lavoie associated press writer Stamford Conn. Apr lottery machines around the suite were out of service for several hours this morning As the drawing for the record $250 million Power Ball Jackpot approached. By mid morning some machines had resumed to service but others remained off line. A the line stayed where it was for two hours a said Patrick Leddy of great neck n.y., who waited with about 50 other people outside ship Pean candies in Stamford Leddy arrived at the store about 6 15 ., Only to learn from the crowd that the ticket machines were Down. A some people had to go to work and left a he said. A i was griping. I was Antsy. Everybody was pretty Connecticut has been inundated with Power Ball players from new York and new Jersey. At stores where the machines remained Down tensions were running High. A i got probably 30 people in Here that Are gluing pissed at me. I really done to need this. This is totally anally ridiculous a said Anita Parone a clerk Al a grand Union supermarket in Stamford. Gerks were not sure when the machines went Down. A worker Al an Aap supermarket in Stamford said an employee noticed their lottery machine was not working when lie came Iii Al 4 30 this morning. A already we have 50, 60 people in line waiting a the clerk who would not give her name said at 7 30 . A a they re All being pretty the a amp pcs machines came Back online at about 8 30 The Power Ball drawing is tonight the record prize has sparked a huge demand for tickets. Shippen candies co owner Andy Shah said he was grateful for the unplanned breather. A i was delighted the machine was Down a he said. A we were Able to catch up on our work. Every morning if it was Down like this it would be Shah said the crowd was Well behaved despite the disappointment and Long Wail. Quot i Lee sorry for the people who came a Long Way. They were very tolerant a lie said. Connecticut lottery officials did not return rebated requests for comment this morning. On tuesday the Connecticut lottery corp. Reported the lottery computers were handling More Durn 15, xxx wagers a minute 1 Overhall officials said Connecticut was die busiest Power Ball slate in the nation with sales on sunday and monday upping $14 million. In you see news happening Call 729-2228 pollen count wednesday july 29 i it it it Lii to 11 Oil till Waterbury Hospital Laboratory pollen count Center pollen count is Low. Trees 4/cubic mete crass 0/cubic mete weeds a 0/cubic mete Mold count is Low. Holds a so cubic met 5 drip jeep a Eagle _ a b Chrysler a Plymouth ride with Pride Quot your leasing specialists 2101 Baldwin st., Waterbury 753-4197

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