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Santa Ana Orange County Register (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Santa Ana, California Sunday june 3, 1990 the Orange county Register a3state/region__la neighbourhood rampage ends in death California briefly Jet returns to lax after disturbance bizarre series of assaults on homeowners puzzles police a a pan american airlines jetliner bound for new York returned to los Angeles inter National Airport about an hour a after Takeoff saturday when a a passenger became unruly authorities said. All 240 passengers were taken off the plane while a police bomb squad searched the aircraft and baggage. No. Bomb was found officials said. It Fri and Airport police interviewed the Man and decided no crime had been committed 1 said Tom Winfrey spokesman 1 for the City department of air-1 ports. The Man who was not identified was taken to a local Hospital for observation Winfrey said. Pan am spokeswoman Hanlon said flight 90a, bound for new York s John f. Kennedy Airport departed los Angeles about 12 30 . Quot about an hour out of los Angeles a passenger was determined to be acting irrationally. As a precaution the Captain decided to turn around and land Back in los Angeles quot Hanlon plans ordered gov. George Deukmejian ordered cal trans and other state agencies saturday to prepare detailed plans How they will make highways Bridges and state buildings earthquake Safe. The Republican governor in his weekly radio address from Sacramento also urged voters tuesday to approve two ballot measures that would provide Money to improve the quake safety of roads and Public buildings. He referred to proposition 111, which would authorize a 9-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax increase for transportation projects and proposition 122, a $300 million Bond Issue to repair and retrofit state and local buildings for earthquake safety. Drive by shooting gunmen in a passing car fired an ak-47 assault Rifle and a Shotgun into a Compton Home killing one Man and wounding three other people who were watching television authorities said saturday. The motive for the attack and the assailants were unknown. The gunmen drove past the Caress Avenue House about 10 20 . Friday and opened fire said los Angeles county sheriff s Deputy George Ducoulombier. The victims were hit by projectiles that penetrated plaster Walls. Milford Adams 27, died of a Back wound at charter suburban Hospital in Paramount Ducoulombier said. A 6-year-old boy suffered a minor hand wound. A 16-year-old resident was hospitalized with wounds to a foot buttocks shoulder and noise plan a City commission wants to reduce noise pollution at los Angeles International Airport by Banning older jetliners from using the facility by 2000. The City s Airport commission directed attorneys this week to draft an ordinance that would phase out use of so called stage ii jetliners at the facility. Stage ii aircraft include Early dc-9s and Boeing 727s, 737s and 747s. Many of these jetliners have been refitted with quieter engines and would not be subject to the new scheduled the us supreme court voted Early today to cancel Thomas Baal s unwanted stay of his death sentence. Nevada prison officials scheduled a 7 05 . Execution by lethal injection. The High court voted 5-4 just after Midnight to erase a stay that had been granted saturday by the 9th circuit court of appeals in san Francisco at the request of Baal s parents and Over Baal s objections. The supreme court had been asked by the Nevada attorney general s office to cancel the stay. The prosecution petition included a statement from Baal that he s not insane or incompetent and quot i want to have this execution Over with so that i can pay my from Register news services the associated press los Angeles a a Homeowner shot and killed a naked Man who charged through a Glass door during a neighbourhood rampage police said saturday. The Man earlier smashed his head or hand through windows at three other Homes late Friday terrorizing residents but not harming them. There was no explanation for the bizarre assault on the san Fernan do Valley neighbourhood. Police were awaiting the results of Coroner s tests to determine if the Man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs detective Rick Swanston said. The dead Man was identified As Gene Brian Hollaway 23, who lived about a mile away from the neighbourhood where he was killed. He did not know any of the people who were terrorized Swanston said. Quot we Are looking at it As a justifiable homicide quot he said. Hollaway had been unemployed for about a year since being discharged from the army. The rampage ended when Homeowner James Bruner 38, shot Hollaway As he reportedly advanced toward Bruner s wife Elizabeth after breaking into their an Edasol Avenue House. Police were called to the Bruner Home about 11 . Bruner 38, told police he was at Home with his wife and child when he heard a noise in the Back Yard went outside and was confronted by a blood covered naked Man. They struggled until Bruner got Back inside his House and locked a sliding Glass door behind him. He told his wife to Call police and armed himself with a Shotgun. Hollaway then threw his body through the Glass door and Bruner fired twice As Hollaway moved threateningly toward Bruner s wife Swanston said. A Short while earlier three break ins had been reported almost simultaneously on nearby la Saine Avenue. Residents said an intruder shoved his head through a closed bathroom window at one House and began Yelling the detective said. The Man smashed a fist through a window in the front door of a second House unlocked the door confronted a Lone woman entered her bedroom and then threw himself out a front window. A bedroom window was smashed at a third House but Hollaway did not enter. Instead he went into the Back Yard and disrobed before proceeding to the Bruner House. Police were in route to the Homes where the break ins occurred when they were diverted to Andasola Avenue on a report of shots fired. Bruner was waiting outside and took the officers into his living room where Hollaway s body was lying. Bruner was questioned and was not arrested. Tasty act Steve Tuttle of Tustin takes a bite out of one of the props of his juggling act saturday during the Placentia festival of cultures Street Faire. The hot smoggy de Carreon the Orange county Register weather drove thousands to area beaches As temperatures approached 90. Forecasters say it should be a few degrees warmer today/b1 sex fireworks maker called to testify about former Soldier s trips to Asia the associated press los Angeles a w. Patrick Moriarty the former Orange county fireworks magnate convicted of political corruption has been subpoenaed to testify in a probe of sex Soldier James quot to quot Gritz said Gritz and a lawyer for Moriarty. The lawyer Jan Lawrence Handzlik said Moriarty is not a target of the investigation by a Federal grand jury in las vegas. He added that Moriarty would comply with the subpoena. Richard j. Pocker the us attorney in las vegas refused to confirm or deny that Gritz is being investigated. Gritz a former lieutenant in the us army s special forces gained widespread attention in the Early 1980s with an unsuccessful search through Laos for americans he said were still being held prisoners of the Vietnam War. Handzlik said Moriarty paid Gritz about $2,000 last year in con w. Patrick Moriarty headed red Devil fireworks Section with business trips the former Soldier made to China Singapore and other parts of Asia. Gritz who was acquitted last year of charges that he used a false Deputy held in shooting death of Girlfriend Feinstein attacks Van de Kamp Over handling of Lincoln passport said this investigation involves another false passport charge. But he said he is innocent adding that the state department is waging a vendetta against him because he has accused us officials of being involved in drug dealing in Southeast Asia. Gritz said his trip to Asia in july was to negotiate an Oil interest he and Moriarty set up Between the people s Republic of China and Indonesia. Quot it was strictly legitimate business quot he said in a recent interview from las vegas. Gritz said he met Moriarty several years ago while visiting a Friend at the Federal prison in Lom poc where Moriarty was serving a 29-month sentence. Moriarty who headed the Anaheim company making red Devil fireworks in the 1980s, was at the Center of a political scandal that led to indictments or convictions of himself and 11 others on such charges As laundering political contributions and bribing City officials. The associated press Malibu a a sheriff s Deputy allegedly shot his Girlfriend to death during an argument Early saturday and then called the local los Angeles county sheriff s station to report the killing authorities said. Deputy William j. Burke 30, a six year Veteran assigned to the West Hollywood station was booked for investigation of murder said a sheriff s department spokesman Deputy George Ducoulombier. The victim was Brenda Berndt 25, a former civilian sheriff s employee who had an quot on again off again relationship quot with Burke Ducoulombier said. Berndt was moving into Burke s residence at a Mobile Home Park on Hea Hercliff Road when an argument erupted and Burke allegedly shot her once in the head at 2 . She died at the scene. Deputies were summoned by a 911 phone Call placed by Burke Ducoulombier said. By Rick Orlov and James w. Sweeney los Angeles daily news democratic gubernatorial candidates Dianne Feinstein and John Van de Kamp campaigned hundreds of Miles apart saturday with Feinstein in los Angeles attacking Van de Kamp Over his handling of problems at Lincoln savings and loan. Van de Kamp campaigning in Oakland brushed off Feinstein s charges As a quot hysterical response quot to his television and featuring Ralph Nader calling Feinstein quot a Republican in democratic Feinstein meeting in the san Fernando Valley with about 250 people who lost Money when Lincoln savings was seized by Federal regulators said Van de Kamp delayed state efforts to rein in the Thrift. Quot when regulators went to the attorney general did he move quickly quot she asked. Quot the answer is no. The fact is he watered Down a cease and desist order two months after he was told Lincoln was running a ponzi the former san Francisco mayor said the delay allowed Lincoln to sell an additional $10 million in now worthless Bonds issued by its Parent company american Continental corp. Of Phoenix which was headed by Charles Keating. Lincoln s collapse has been the subject of Federal lawsuits and congressional investigations of its investments and of five . Senators who have been accused of trying to Block the seizure of the Thrift. Feinstein made similar allegations last fall after a state savings and loan examiner complained to an Assembly committee that a regulatory order exposing Lincoln was scaled Back on the advice of lawyers for the attorney general s office. Van de Kamp acknowledged that a Justice department lawyer working for Van de Kamp questioned whether a cease and desist order would hold up in court but the lawyer told state regulators quot no matter what you do i la represent you in Van de Kamp said it was quot a Low level Contact that never reached my level quot and said the fault for allowing the Sale of american Continental corp. Bonds in Lincoln savings branches in California lies with the savings and loan and corporations commissioners appointed by gov. George Deukmejian. Van de Kamp steered Clear of any attacks on Feinstein and barely mentioned his opponent As he appealed for support in the san Francisco Bay area. After visiting the Hunters Point naval shipyard and some All night businesses Van de Kamp spent much of the afternoon at the festival at the Lake Celebration in Oakland. Van de Kamp waded into the crowd to shake hands and ask for support at the polls tuesday. When a few men started chanting quot no woman governor quot Van de Kamp said quot no no no i m not getting into that quot and quickly turned away to pose for pictures kissing a baby. Speaking briefly to reporters Van de Kamp dropped the attacks that had marked his Campaign appearances a Day earlier and focused on his three november ballot initiatives. Saying he was pleased that his environmental measure had officially qualified and predicting that his crime and ethics initiatives May follow before tuesday Van de Kamp said he was proving quot you can run a substantive candidacy and retain and capture voter he added we expect to win the Wilson criticizes quota promises Calls them insult by Michael Fleeman the associated press los Angeles a Pete Wilson cruised toward a Likely Republican nomination for governor saturday by reveling at mud slinging in the democratic race and assailing Dianne Feinstein s Promise of hiring quotas for women and minorities. Quot i want full participation. I want Rich participation in a Rich California from the hispanic Community. But i will not Promise you a numerical quota because i think it is insulting to you quot Wilson told members of the league of United latin american citizens. Wilson said that As san Diego mayor he appointed minorities to boards and commissions and that As a Republican us senator he has nominated a Black and a hispanic to Federal judgeship. All of his nominations and appointments he said were made because of each person s qualifications and not to fill a quota. Quot i have found that if you make appointments on the basis of Merit you will get full participation quot he said. With much of the attention focused on the democratic showdown Between Feinstein and John Van de Kamp Wilson s speech got relatively Little notice. He arrived 45 minutes late and spoke to about 100 people More than a dozen empty chairs and a sparse press corps. Race. The momentum is turning our Way in the last couple of Feinstein who for the past several Days had said Little about Van de Kamp and instead made repeated appeals for democratic Unity resumed her attacks on the attorney general at the meeting with Lincoln savings customers and later at a luncheon with hispanics. Repeating her Promise to hire women and minorities for her administration in proportion to their numbers in the population Feinstein said Van de Kamp has not hired enough minorities in the attorney general s office. Quot i be been criticized that this is a quota quot Feinstein told the league of United latin american citizens. Quot that s nonsense. This is simply a goal a a practical goal As we plan for the state government should reflect the diversity of the state she said. Quot the year 2010, people of color will become the majority in California quot Feinstein said. Quot it is up to us to develop the leaders who can run the Van de Kamp and Feinstein plan to Campaign in los Angeles today before flying around the state monday to make final appeals for support in several cities. Correction As a matter of policy the Orange county Register promptly corrects All errors of substance. If you wish to report an error or clarification of a news Story Call the ombudsman at 953-2204

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