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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - October 29, 2008, Winchester, Virginia Today s top stories More political coverage John Mccain shares his views on fellow Republican Ted Stevens left the Alaska senator convicted of corruption. Also a look at Early voting. Details b6 the Winchester Star wednesday october 29, 2008 in pa., Mccain vows to never give up decision 2008 by Mike Glover associated press writer Hershey a. Republican John Mccain and running mate Sarah Palin told a Pennsylvania audience tuesday that it s wonderful to fool the pundits and vowed to pull out an upset win Over democratic rival Barack Obama. I m not afraid of the fight i m ready for it said Szoss a Mccain continuing his Sharp assault on Obama in a noisy rally opening his Campaign Day. Palin defended the Campaign s harsh attacks on Obama. Our opponent is not being candid with you about his tax plans said Palin. It is not mean spirited and it is not negative campaigning to Call out someone on the " the rally was interrupted briefly by Obama backers waving signs a move Palin dismissed. When we get a protest like that i m always tempted to Tell Security let them stay maybe they la learn a tiling or two " said Palin. The Campaign Day was complicated by wintry weather which forced the cancellation of an outdoor event in Quakertown. Mccain was heading to John Mccain North Carolina and Florida before the Day was Over. Palin was heading on her own to other events in Pennsylvania after the rally in her Shey. Sagging in polls nationally and in Battleground states Mccain worked to Light a fire under his supporters. Nothing is inevitable we never give up said Mccain. Let s go win this election and get this country moving most polls have shown Obama with a Lead in the race for Pennsylvania s 21 electoral votes but Mccain dismissed those surveys and urged a sprint to the finish. It s wonderful to be Back in Pennsylvania said Mccain. It s wonderful to fool the pundits because we re going to win the state of Pennsylvania is the Only state won by Democrat John Kerry in 2004 where Mccain is still mounting a full scale Campaign. Both the Republican and democratic tickets Are focusing heavily in the closing Days on a few key Battleground states including Pennsylvania Ohio Florida and Virginia. Ross d. Fran Kun the associated press a Volunteer puts together Campaign signs at a gop office in Santa be . Mccain continued to Label Obama a traditional Liberal Democrat seeking to redistribute the wealth. Sen. Obama is running to be Redis Tribulo in chief i m running to be commander in chief said Mccain. Sen. Obama is running to punish the successful i m running to make everyone october Surprise snowstorm closes Northeast roads schools by the associated press port Jervis . The first big snowstorm of the season in the Northeast closed sections of major highways tuesday and blacked out More than 100,000 Utility customers. The National weather service posted a Winter storm warning for parts of new York state in effect until 8 this morning and issued Winter storm advisories for parts of Pennsylvania new Jersey and Vermont. It looked like a mini blizzard in october said Joe Orlando spokesman for the new Jersey Turnpike authority. We re salting the roads and we Haven t even gone trick or treating up to a foot of Snow was possible in parts of upstate new York with wind blowing at 25 Mph and gusting to 40 Mph and As much As 9 inches of Snow was forecast in Vermont s mountains the weather service said. Up to 13 inches of Snow had fallen by tuesday afternoon in Pennsylvania s Pocono mountains. Schools closed or delayed their openings in parts of Pennsylvania and new York state. New York s thruway authority said interstate 84 was closed for part of the morning at the new York Pennsylvania line in the port Jervis area. It was reopened by late morning. Stretches of interstate 80 in northeastern Pennsylvania were closed intermittently because of multiple tractor trailer wrecks state agencies said. Pal corp. Said about 39,000 of its customers in northeastern Pennsylvania lost Power when the heavy wet David Kidwell the associated press Charlene Sylvia shovels her drive in Tobyhanna pa., which got eight inches of Snow Early tuesday. A foot of Snow was possible in parts of upstate new York. Snow brought Down Trees and Power lines. Utility companies in new Jersey said about 67,000 customers lost Power mostly in the Northern part of the state and new York state electric & Gas said about 14,000 customers in Southern new York counties were without electricity tuesday evening. Arrival delays into new York s la Guardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport were averaging More than two hours in the Middle of the afternoon because of wind. Low ceilings were delaying some flights out of Philadelphia s Airport More than four hours the Federal aviation administration reported. Elsewhere Light Snow fell at higher elevations of the Southern appalachians. National Park service spokesman Bob Miller said . 441 through great Smoky mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina was closed for part of the morning while Crews spread Sand. Prison official s wife accused in escape by Sean Murphy associated press writer Mangum decade after a convicted killer escaped from an Oklahoma prison and vanished along with the assistant Warden s pretty Young wife the two were found living together on a Texas Chicken ranch. Now the woman Bobbi Parker is Back with her husband and fighting in court to prove she was a Kidnap victim not a love struck accomplice to escape. On tuesday a judge ruled Parker now 46, must stand trial on charges she helped Randolph dial break out of the Oklahoma state reformatory in Granite in 1994. The ruling came after evidence was presented at a preliminary hearing that Parker and dial shared a bed for a decade and acted like husband and wife. During the hearing Parker s soft spoken husband Randy Parker charted with his wife and occasionally leaned on the Back of her chair he has said Only that the couple s marriage is Strong and that they Are looking Forward to putting the Case behind them. Dial began spending time with Bobbi Parker while she oversaw a pottery program at the prison. With a charming personality and a gift for gab dial was granted minimum Security status and allowed to roam the prison grounds with Little oversight the inmate and the assistant Warden s wife worked together in the pottery shop in her garage on the prison wounds. The were also seen sipping Coffee on Lief . Their behaviour did t look right Jack Cowley the former Warden of the prison testified at the hearing. He said he was considering moving the pottery shop into another building when the pair disappeared. You Don t sit on the front porch and drink Coffee Coffey said. Just the appearance would be an dial who died in 2007 at age 62, pleaded guilty to escape and maintained until his death that he kidnapped Parker at knife Point and forced her to drive him from the prison. I was a hostage taker and will probably live to regret it dial said in a Jailhouse interview shortly after his capture. Bobbi. Parker 46, will stand trial on charges she helped Randolph dial break out of the Oklahoma state reformatory in Granite in 1994. But now i Don t. Doing a life sentence at my age i would t Trade it for the past 10m but prosecutors painted a different picture claiming Bobbi Parker fell in love with the con Man and ran off with him. They said a search of the pair s East Texas trailer which had Only one bed uncovered photographs cards they exchanged and a love letter she wrote to him. Prosecutors also said it was t the first time Parker had inappropriate relationships including sexual Contact with inmates at prisons where her husband worked. Parker told investigators she and dial never were intimate and that she was t attracted to dial. She said she stayed with him out of fear he would harm her family. An author who wrote a Book on the escape Charles Sasser testified tuesday that he spoke to the couple while they were on the run and said their relationship was like that of two old married Sasser said he asked dial Over the Telephone whether Bobbi Parker was still alive. He said of course she s still alive. She s right Here. Do you want to talk to her Sasser recalled. Bobbi Parker then took the phone and talked briefly to Sasser who said he encouraged her to Call her children who were 7 and 10 when she disappeared to let them know she was Safe. Sasser said Parker responded that it might be better if her children thought she was dead. Parker s attorney said she stayed with dial out of fear. From the get go dial was intimidating to her said attorney Rick Cunningham. Parker told investigators that she began to feel woozy on the Day of the escape possibly from being drugged and that she recalls dial carrying her to the Van that the couple escaped in. The judge who presided Over the preliminary hearing did t buy it. In ordering her to trial on a charge that could bring 10 years in prison judge Brad Leverett said it s Clear from the evidence the court has heard so far that is. Parker was not kidnapped in 1994 As she Mccain also returned to the theme that he s the candidate who is ready to take office seasoned by a military career and his experience As a prisoner of War in Vietnam. He brought up their differences Over the Iraq War. Mccain opposes and Obama favors a timetable for withdrawal of . Combat troops. Have you Ever heard the word Victory pass through Obama s lips Mccain asked backers. My friends we re winning in Mccain left few openings untouched even bashing Obama for airing a 30-minute commercial wednesday night that will delay the opening of a world series baseball game if the series goes to six games. No one will delay a world series game with an infomercial when i m president said Mccain. While Palin has caused some headaches for the ticket she s very popular with the Republican base and she added Energy to a rally before nearly 10,000 cheering backers. You Are such a welcoming and patriotic state Palin said. I know we have Many patriots in the crowd Palin also predicted a tight election it s going to be a hard fought contest and it s going to come Down to the the Alaska governor reprised her Standard criticism of Obama s economic plan. Labelling the Illinois senator Barack the wealth spreader she said Joe the plumber said it sounded to him like socialism. Now is not the time to Experiment with briefs Detroit s sex mayor off to jail by the associated press Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick was sent to jail for four months tuesday for his part in a sex and text scandal and the judge chastised the disgraced sex mayor for arrogance and disregard for the Rule of Law. Wayne county circuit judge David Groner s sentence was the finale to the scandal that destroyed Kilpatrick s reign at City Hall and threw local government into disarray for months. At a time when this City needed transparency accountability and responsibility you exhibited hubris and privilege at the expense of the City the judge said. He ruled that Kilpatrick not be Given an Opportunity for Early release. But county sheriffs spokesman John Roach said in a subsequent statement that Groner did t have the standing to order Kilpatrick not receive time off for Good behaviour. The judge s ruling does not override Michigan statute that says a sheriff shall credit All sentenced county jail inmates with one Day Good time for every five Days served provided the individual is a Model inmate Roach said. Kilpatrick 38, pleaded guilty to obstruction of Justice admitting he lied about an affair with his chief of staff while testifying in a civil lawsuit in 2007. He also pleaded no contest to assaulting a sheriff s detective. Another teen abandoned in neb. Kwame Kilpatrick by the associated press Omaha neb. A 15-year-old girl was abandoned by her father tuesday night at an Omaha Hospital bringing to 22 the number of children left under the state s unique Safe Haven Law since it took effect in july. The girl left tuesday at Omaha s Immanuel medical Center is a state resident said children and family services division director Todd Landry in a statement. State officials declined to answer questions about the Case until today when More information could be gathered. On monday evening a 15-year-old girl from Nebraska was left at Creighton University medical Center. She has been placed in a residential shelter while authorities continue to investigate her Case Landry said. Nebraska s Safe Haven Law which took effect in july is the Only one in the country that lets caregivers leave children As old As 18 at a state licensed Hospital without fear of prosecution. The youngest child abandoned so far was Only a year old 12 of the 22 were teenagers. Three children were from other states including Iowa Michigan and Georgia. Bonfire deaths lawsuit settled by the associated press College station Texas Texas am University has set tied a lawsuit Over the Bonfire collapse that killed 12 people and injured dozens of others nearly a decade ago. The settlement finalized at a hearing tuesday requires engineering supervision for any future Campus Bonfire. Am officials said no decision has been made on whether one will be allowed. The University by several people who were injured and by relatives of those killed in the november 1999 collapse. The huge Structure of logs fell apart while it was being assembled for the school s annual festivities preceding a football game with the rival University of Texas. University spokesman Jason Cook said the settlement includes a monetary payment to victims. 4 held in deadly Ark. Shooting by the associated press Conway Ark. A prosecutor says four men have been charged with murder in a shooting at the University of Central Arkansas that killed two students and injured another Man. Prosecutor Marcus Vaden said tuesday the men face charges of terroristic threatening illegal Possession of a firearm firing a weapon from a car and having a handgun on Public school property. The two capital murder charges carry a possible death penalty. Being held without Bond on the charges Are 19-year-Olds Kaw in Brockton and Kelsey Perry and 20-year-Olds Mario Toney and Brandon Wade. The victims were shot sunday night outside a dormitory in Conway about 30 Miles North of Little Rock

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