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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1991, Syracuse, New York
Regional editor -170-2200 607-753-6795 -800-765-323 3 -5-470-2 1-800-765-4cm7 b Richard a Sullivan. Regional editor 470-2200 the Post Standard december 21. B-1 convicted murderer promises Appeal two Newfield men face criminal mischief after vandalism Ithaca charged i nov it. 30 of Aid Milci Isid inti More Ca a. 13 Here and in Neu Field. To Mph of 38 Bank or pm Fri a 19. Of 52 Benjamin Hill charged 15 counts each of Crimi Nal a class e and 17 each of fourth degree criminal a Misdemeanour. Troopers said Aucoin and Pyhtila used slingshots to breaker Al dozen windows of offices and Homes in the City and n of Ithaca and the town of Newfield dec. 13. The men fired stones from inside a troopers said. The vandalism spree resulted in troopers said. Pyhtila s was charged with one count of third degree criminal mischief in connection with a dec. 8 window breaking incident in Newfield. Marathon Man sent to county jail after fleeing police Cortland a Marathon Man was sent to the Cortland county jail Friday after he fled from City police following his arrest of felony unlicensed driving and Dpi officers said. Dennis g. 36. Of 1156 Turner Hill was stopped by sgt. Richard Mcmullin on Central Avenue at . Friday after Mcmullin noticed he was driving without police said. When Mcmullin tried to arrest he ran officers said. O Neill was caught a Short time later and charged with first de Gree aggravated unlicensed a and Mise Meanor operating without and driving an unregistered uninsured and a inspected car. Suny Cortland to close during most building Over holidays Cortland in a move expected to save More than the state University College at Cortland will close most of its 30 buildings Between Friday and Jan. College officials said. Only the Miller administration the Mcdonald the service the Campus police office in Vanhoesen alumni ice Arena and the Tele communications office in twin towers will remain College vice president for finance r. Eugene Nacci said. Residence Hall directors apartments will also re main he said. Groton teen accused of stealing speakers from Cornell Hall Ithaca a Groton teenager was accused Friday of taking four Large speakers from a Cornell University lecture Tompkins county sheriffs deputies said. Christian b. Of 105 Bacon was charged with fifth degree criminal pos session of stolen property by sheriffs deputies and third degree burglary by Cornell Public safety officers. Deputies stopped Keeney Friday on route 34b in the town of Lansing after they noticed the Large which were part of the Public address system in mar tha Van Rensselaer Hall at Cor Nell. Keeney was arraigned in Lan sing town court and sent to the county jail in lieu of Cash bail or property Bond. He was ordered to reappear in town court dec. 23. Staff reports Crews get flurry of Calls in Winter aaa and Public works employees say Snow brings funny weather questions and Een stranger ways to p of Slick Hills. B-3 he says his court appointed attorney did not do a Good Job representing him. By Thomas Fine t tvs Ithaca eve up before he a sentenced 10 a maximum prison term of 25 years to con Viciedo murderer Ernest Vann blasted his court appointed attorney and promised an Appeal. Was found guilty oct. 11 of second degree murder for the feb. 1990 bludgeoning death of Elmira resident Ellen new Hart. The Tompkins county court jury decided that Vann has displayed depraved indifference to human life when he struck new Hart More than 50 times All Over her body with a sheetrock Hammer. Paul d. Vann s court appointed claimed during the 13-Day trial that Vann had consumed Large amounts of alcohol and the Hallucinogen Ltd before the killing and had no memory of the Baker told jurors Vann became enraged at Newhart when she spurned his sexual advances and vomited in his pickup truck. At his sentencing Vann told Tompkins county judge Betty d. Friedlander that he was dissatisfied with Bennett s representation and claimed he was innocent. Vann told Friedlander that sheriffs investigators pinned the Mur Der on him because he has tattoos similar to Newhan s sex husband. The judge dismissed Vann s statements before sentencing him to Syi Reijm 25 Vear to life. If Vann loses his he will be 65 years old before he s eligible for parole. Represented excellent Friedlander told Vann but she agreed to appoint a new Lauser to handle his Appeal. Bennett refused to comment on the Case Friday will be mainly be a number of Appeal was All he would say. During Vann s Bennett offered Only two Vann and Oliver a professor of pharmacology at the Suny health science Center at Syracuse. An expert on the effects of drugs on the human stated in refection to Ltd could not be predicted. Who said he Only remembered Small pans of the events of that testified that a Man he had picked a hitchhiking had com muted the murder. No other wit Nesses said they saw the Man. Bennett said before the trial that he had difficulty building a defense because Fredlander did not Rule on whether Baker could use tests of Venn s genetic material in his Case until the first Day of testimony. Friedlander would not comment on Friday and Baker was out of according to his Secretary families homeless after fire the Blaze gutted a two family Structure in Auburn. By Anna Chan i lie Auburn two Auburn families watched their Homes and All of their belongings go up in flames when a fire raced through the Dou ble House Friday afternoon. The fire began in the Home of Clarence and Gerald me both 68. Of 57 Osborne St. Moments the fire moved to the connecting House at 55 Osborne where the couple s Vivian Davis lives with her Hus band and three children. According to capt. Robert Sloan. 75 percent of the House was damaged by flames and smoke. The remaining 25 percent suffered extensive water damage. No one was injured in the fire. The fire department has not yet determined the cause of the Sloan said. Was pretty much he said of the Homes after firefighters put out the flames. They la find personal he adding that two Christmas Trees and wrapped gifts were found among the ashes. Also lost was in which Davis was going to Deposit when she returned from work in the afternoon. It s All she said of the Money and All of the family belongings. Lived there All my said Davis. 42. Are a lot of childhood memories. It s been a family Home for 49 she said. Davis lives with her and her three and 14. Her Clar ence Lamphere or. Lived next door with her parents. Craig Jackson me Post Standard Auburn firefighter Battle a Blaze on Osborne Street Friday that left two families homeless. The cause of the fire has not been fire officials said. Pentagon targets unit at Seneca depot for removal special weapons operation to be officials say. By David l. Shaw 77ie Post Standard Romulus the Seneca army depot s directorate of Spe Cial which Many feel holds nuclear May be phased out As part of America s military downsizing Effort. Depot spokesman Jerry a. Whitaker said a draft plan for the special weapons directorate Calls for reducing or eliminating the mis Sion at Seneca. Is not but the Gen eral accounting office has been Here twice to look at special Whitaker said. Know the plan Calls for the directorate to be affected by the downsizing of the army. We feel this Mission will eventually be he said. . Rep. Frank Horton Wras More definite about. Mission is marked for said in a Telephone interview from Page Moravia resident accused in killing a grand jury indicted him in Trie death of his Girlfriend. By Shawn Carey the Post Standard Auburn a grand jury has charged a Moravia Man with murder in the Shotgun slaying of his Girlfriend last month. In indictments handed up Fri Day in Cayuga county Joseph Caza of 2615 route is charged with two counts of second degree murder in the nov. 10 shooting of Brenda l. Of the same address. Caza has claimed Crowley was shot accidentally during an argument with her live in boy Friend at their residence. The grand jury indictments paint a different picture. They allege Caza showed a depraved indifference for Crowley s life when he took his .12-gauge Shotgun from its rack in his loaded car ried it into the cocked the Hammer of the placed his Finger on the and during an altercation with intentionally shot her to death. District attorney Paul car Bonaro said there was the gun could have gone off accidentally. Particular Shotgun had a safety device on Carbon Aro said. Have to pull the trigger All the Way Back in order for it to Caza reported the shooting to police right after it originally claiming it was a Sui cide. When police they found a Mother of dead on her Kitchen floor. Caza was arrested at the scene. He was originally committed to Cayuga county but has been out on bail since a few Days after the slaying. Carbonaro said Caza will be arraigned in Cayuga county but that it probably won t happen until after Jan. 1. Caza has been charged with two second degree murder counts because Caza s actions satisfy the felony under two Carbonaro said. Inmates gather food for area needy members of the Vietnam veterans association at the Auburn prison collected food and Money during the fourth annual Holiday drive. By Anna Chan the Auburn Christmas lights and decorations do not line the Halls of Auburn correctional but there s still plenty of Holiday spirit inside. Nearly 200 incarcerated members of the Vietnam veterans association raised to donate to Charity. Money they collected was also used to buy 100 pounds of Turkey and 200 pounds of canned 30 pounds of pasta and 19 pounds of Rice. This was their fourth annual drive to help the needy during the Christmas season. To support the inmates bought extra cans of food at a store in the prison and placed them in a collection Box located in the commissary for two months. Is about Canna about said Ernest w. President of the Vietnam v veterans association chapter 205. He has giving h to the people that Are out there hungry and they re doing worse than we Ernest w. Bullock Auburn inmate been at the prison for 19 years. Giving it to the people that Are out there hungry and they re doing worse than we he said. This the prisoners will donate 15 paintings of Teddy teenage mutant ninja turtles and bugs made in their commercial Art to the children s units of Auburn memorial Hospi Tal. Have children said James a Utica father of three teen age children and the artist of two Oil paintings of Clown faces. Makes us feel Well knowing that we brought a smile to a kid s the food will be distributed by members of the a chapter 293 in Morrisville said Rev. Oliver the pastor at the a Burn first Church of god and Christ. Food products will be delivered to the needy in Cayuga and Seneca said Ross e. A correctional Counselor and staff advisor for the 200 veterans at the Auburn correctional facility. A Sloo Check was presented to Agee to help defer some of the costs of a dinner for the needy on dec. 28 at the Church. The rest of the Money was Given to Bob Getek and Kim two Auburn Resi dents who have helped their fellow Veter ans inside the prison s Walls. Have been with us for four years and they have fallen on hard times. Both have experienced the unfair problem of Bullock said. Both were grateful for the food and Money. Are a Little Tough out said who was Laid off from his Cortland Job 18 months ago. He is still looking for work. Get to eat he said while thinking about his family. Craig oos Standard Ray an Auburn inspects the food donated by prisoners
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