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Fri, June 17, 2005 From the Winnipeg Sun (www.winnipegsun.com)


Cops set up fake attack
Made it seem 'OK to hurt females'

By NATALIE PONA, COURT REPORTER




BRANDON -- In a scheme designed to show his underworld friend it was OK to hurt females, jurors heard yesterday how Michael Bridges watched as a woman was apparently beaten for crossing a fake gang.

"I was hitting the walls, kicking the doors, making an awful lot of noise, doing an awful lot of yelling," the undercover officer testified.

"I threw her on the bed, ripped open her shirt and demanded to know where the bag was."

The staged attack was part of an RCMP sting that began in October 2003. It was aimed at uncovering whether Bridges, 24, was involved in ex-girlfriend Erin Chorney's disappearance. Chorney went missing April 21, 2002.

The Mountie, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, said he set up the assault to show he was not "above beating up a woman," bearing in mind police were investigating the possible murder of 18-year-old Chorney.

NO PROBLEM WITH BEATING

The officer, posing as a high-ranking member of a criminal organization, told Bridges the woman had stolen valuable property from the gang.

"(Bridges) said he had no problem with it and he would have done the same thing," the cop testified.

Bridges has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with Chorney's death. His trial started Monday.

Yesterday, the officer described to jurors the careful way he began letting Bridges into the make-believe criminal organization.

By January 2004, the cop started trusting him with tasks such as moving property for the gang -- a technique intended to show Bridges he was "moving up in the organization," he testified.

The officer spent much of yesterday detailing mundane conversations and outings he had with Bridges, including talks about sex and pornography, as well as trips to strip clubs.

At one point the judge warned against naming women Bridges had bragged about having sex with.

"We are still a small town," he said.

A couple times Bridges confided about fights with his new girlfriend, the cop told jurors. On occasion, the arguments turned violent, Bridges allegedly told him, though he insisted he would never hit a woman he loved.

Not a single mention was made of Chorney until Jan. 13, 2004, when the cop asked about assault charges. Bridges had been charged with assaulting Chorney in March 2002.

Though he never mentioned Chorney by name, Bridges told the officer she had moved to Winnipeg.

On Tuesday, in his opening statement, Crown attorney Bob Morrison said Bridges eventually confesses to the cop -- telling him how he had choked Chorney with his arms, then with a cord he had cut off a hair dryer. He then put her in a bathtub and drowned her, Morrison said.

Bridges was arrested Feb. 12, 2004. He allegedly led police to Chorney's body a week earlier. It had been buried on top of someone else's grave in the Brandon cemetery. Morrison alleges Bridges killed Chorney during a fight about the assault charges.

The trial continues.

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Group later retracts comments, seeks political asylum

By LAURA B. MARTINEZ
The Brownsville Herald

June 17, 2005 — Forty-four Cubans apprehended Thursday at the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville were being tested for tuberculosis after 40 of them said they have the disease but later retracted the claims.

Herb Tolentino, director of nurses for the Cameron County Health and Human Services, said all the immigrants are being tested for TB as a precaution.

“We are going to do chest X-rays on all of them just to make sure that we are not sending anybody into the community that is contagious,” Tolentino said.

It is not known why the Cubans made the TB claims.

Tuberculosis can attack lungs, kidney, spine and brain. If not treated properly, TB can be fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is spread through the air from person to person, by coughs or sneezing.

Testing on the Cubans was to be completed by Thursday at Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville and Valley Regional Medical Center. If the tests are negative, the Cubans are to be released to the general population, Tolentino said.

The Cubans were taken into custody shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday after trying to cross into the United States from Mexico at the bridge.

“They came over as pedestrians,” said Rick Pauza, spokesman for the U. S. Customs and Border Protection in Laredo.

Authorities reported the group is seeking political asylum. It is unknown how the group made its way from Cuba to Mexico.

The Cubans were later taken to the Gateway International Bridge and the B&M Bridge for processing.

During initial questioning by authorities, all claimed to have TB or been in contact with someone who had tuberculosis, Tolentino said.

They later retracted those claims.

Of the group, 32 are men, eight are women and four are minors, said Judy Turner, spokesman for the CBP in Houston.

After learning the Cubans possibly had TB, Customs agents put on protective masks and gloves, Pauza said. It is not known if any agent contracted the disease.

“We’ll coordinate with the Cameron County Health Department if it is determined that we need to test our officers,” Pauza said.
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June 17, 2005 — A 32-year-old Brownsville man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly beating his 12-year-old daughter for not washing his car correctly.

Rogelio Hidalgo Vives yelled and punched his daughter outside their home on Austin Road, according to witnesses.

The girl and her mother refused to make statements against him, but witness testimonies were enough for police to charge Hidalgo with injury to a child.

According to witnesses, he punched the girl on the right side of her face, on the back of the head and on her backside while the girl’s mother asked him to stop.

According to police reports, the mother and victim “seemed to be terrified of the suspect.” But both denied anything had happened.

Vives remained in the Cameron County Detention Center as of press time Thursday with bond at $10,000.
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City’s share of fed gas tax revenue $10.5 million over five years
Local News - Friday, June 17, 2005 @ 08:00

By RACHEL PUNCH

Examiner Staff Writer

The city is set to receive about a $10.5-million share of the country’s gas tax revenues over the next five years after the prime minister announces details of his “New Deal” for cities today.

Coun. Paul Rexe, the city’s finance committee chairman, said the $10.5-million estimate is based on data it received from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Prime Minister Paul Martin will be in Richmond Hill and Welland today to announce details of his New Deal for Cities and Communities in Ontario and funding for municipalities.

Finance Minister Ralph Goodale wouldn’t give any hints about the new deal when he stopped in Peterborough yesterday to speak at a Liberal fundraiser.

“(John Godfrey, the federal minister responsible for cities) and the prime minister will be very happy to reveal the details of that tomorrow,” Goodale said.


“My impression is that all levels of government are fairly happy with this. This is going to make a big difference in the quality of life issues at a local level.”

Godfrey announced in February $5 billion of gasoline taxes will go to environmentally sustainable infrastructure projects such as public transit, water treatment, community energy, roads and bridges. Godfrey has been negotiating with municipal leaders to determine how Ontario’s $1.9-billion share will be distributed across the province.

Rexe said the city’s finance director Brian Horton has already crunched the numbers using AMO’s funding formula, which Ottawa is expected to use to divvy up the funding.

The city is expecting to get about $1.26 million in both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 fiscal years, Rexe said. He said the amount is expected to rise to about $1.678 million in 2007-08, $2.097 million in 2008-09 and $4.195 million in 2009-10.

“This is our preliminary analysis based on population,” Rexe said.

He said the funding would help the city pay for spending on infrastructure such as sewer and water, but “it’s never enough.”

In order to deal with the downloading of services such as Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and land ambulance, the city needs more, he said.

The municipality would benefit from a share of revenues from something like income tax, which would grow at the same time as spending, he said.

“The amount of gas tax revenue will drop,” said Rexe, adding the city’s cost will keep going up.

Goodale said the gas tax deal has been worked out “very amicably.”

“We’ve been able to, I think, satisfy most of the municipal requests and expectations about how this money will flow across the province of Ontario,” Goodale said.

MP Peter Adams also remained tightlipped about today’s announcement.

“I can’t give you any details except that I have really been pressing, whatever it is, that the formula be fair to small as well as large communities,” Adams said. “I have every hope and every belief that that is what is going to happen (today).”
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Ford offers rewards to employees, retirees who get family, friends to buy vehicles

Friday, June 17, 2005

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In its latest gambit to boost slumping sales, Ford Motor Co. said Friday that it is offering employees and retirees up to $1,000 in cash to entice friends, relatives and neighbors to buy vehicles with employee discounts.

The No. 2 U.S. automaker is allowing each of its 300,000 employees and retirees to give the special discounts to up to eight people this year.

"If every employee and retiree helps sell just one more vehicle, it would account for over 300,000 sales and an additional two points of market share," Steve Lyons, vice president for Ford's North America marketing, sales and service, said in an e-mail sent Wednesday to employees.

Ford spokesman Jon Harmon said this is the first time that the company has offered payments to its employees for attracting customers, although it has allowed employees to pass along discounts to customers for some time.

"The response so far has been positive from employees," he said.

Under the plan, which runs through Sept. 30, employees and retirees will get $50 in cash for the first sale they sponsor, $75 for the second, $100 for the third and $150 for the following four sales. They received $175 for the eighth sale, for a total of $1,000.

Ford's move follows General Motors Corp.'s recent effort to boost sales by offering all customers the same discounts available to employees.

Ford sales are off 5.7 percent this year, while its U.S. market share has fallen by a percentage point, to 19.1 percent.
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Fern M. Studer, age 81, of Navarre died Wednesday at Altercare of Navarre following a brief illness. Born September 27, 1923, in Navarre, she was the daughter of the late Homer E. and Vesta S. (Linerode) Masters.

Fern graduated from Navarre High School and resided in the Navarre area her entire life. She was a retired clerk with the Ohio State Highway Patrol Driver License Examination Station and enjoyed camping and fishing and being involved with her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Glenn A. Studer, February 19, 1994.

Fern is survived by her children, Richard G. “Dick” (Charlotte) Studer of Brewster, Darlene M. (Ralph) Hershberger of Massillon, and Gary (LouAnn) Studer of Massillon; grandchildren, Rick (Jill) Studer, Tim (Tonya) Hershberger, Teresa Hershberger, Greg (Becky) Hershberger, Aaron Hershberger, Brian (Cristy) Studer, and Lisa (Ed) Mathes; great-grandchildren, Adam, Tyler and Nicole Hershberger, Heather, Keith, Dakota and Clayton Studer, Felicia and Brandon Furney, and Shannon Dale; and sisters, Wava M. Masters of Navarre, and Evelyn (Richard) Snyder of Canton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Atkinson-Feucht-Shaidnagle Funeral Home in Navarre, with Rev. Darlene D. Garber officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Lawn Cemetery in Navarre. Contributions are suggested to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. N.W., Canton, OH 44708.
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Not an article, an obituary, but it was published in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle one year ago today.

"Knibbs, Megan"
Date published: 6/17/2004
"June 14, 2004. She is survived by her mother, Amy (Donald) Parnell; maternal grandmother, Joelene Gilbert; paternal grandparents, Richard (Donna) Knibbs; brothers and sisters, Morgan Knibbs,Marshall Knibbs, Rachel Williams, andAlexandria Williams; nieces & nephews; also survived by the O'Meal Family.Family and friends are invited to call FRIDAY 4-8 PM at New Comer Family Funeral Home, 6 Empire Blvd. On SATURDAY 11:30 AM, please meet Megan's family at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (460 Kreag Rd., Pittsford) for her Funeral Service. Interment, Mendon Cemetery."


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Manhattan Golf Club opens to public Monday
By: Jason McGrann - Staff writer June 17, 2005

The Manhattan Steakhouse and Trophies Sports Bar, owned and operated by the Kauzlarich family, has expanded operations and will be opening the Manhattan Golf Club on Monday.
The nine-hole golf course is built on 100 acres and is located on Highway 5, south of Centerville.
The Manhattan Golf Club is a public course that offers memberships. Single memberships are priced at $325 while another popular item is a 10 round punch card, listed at $100, good for 90 holes of golf.
The course has been under construction for nearly a year, but has been a vision of manager Rick Kauzlarich since opening the Manhattan Steakhouse in 1997.
"It's been a lot of work," commented Kauzlarich. "A lot of people questioned when we first opened [the Manhanttan Steakhouse] why we came south of town and why we built a restaurant out in a field. Our vision from the beginning was to be able to build a golf course without acquiring a lot of land. We already had most of the land acquired. Initially, when we were looking for property we wanted to make sure we had an opportunity to be able to further expand and a golf course was the first expansion we wanted to do."
Midwest Irrigation, a company located in East Dubuque, Ill., designed and constructed the course. The company has been building golf courses since 1962.
"We were very lucky to get Midwest Irrigation and we're very pleased with the course," commented Kauzlarich.
Taking over as course superintendent is Alan Huisman. Huisman is a 1994 graduate of Centerville High School that had previously spent seven years as an assistant superintendent at a 36-hole golf course in Milwaukee, Wis.
"It's been nice coming back and being around family," said Huisman. "It worked out great for Nancy and I, getting a job here. It's a great opportunity I have here, to grow a golf course and start it from scratch. I never thought I would move back here, and it wasn't in our plans, but it worked out."
Huisman and his wife, Nancy, are expecting their first child on July 1.
"We're starting a family and there's no better place to raise a child than here."
When it came time to hire a superintendent, Huisman was the only choice in mind for Kauzlarich.
"Alan was always the guy we had in mind. We never went out and looked for a superintendent. We wanted a superintendent as meticulous as we are and we wanted someone we knew and felt comfortable with. We also wanted someone who would take pride in the course," Kauzlarich said.
Kauzlarich doesn't feel that the Manhattan Golf Club is in direct competition with other area courses. He feels that if customers are taken care of, they'll be back.
"Very seldom do I think of anything as competition. I don't think we're in competition with Appanoose Country Club, Davis County or Albia because they're a whole different business than we are. We're just going to offer the best things that we have available and hopefully people will keep coming back for that," commented Kauzlarich.
The course includes a driving range and putting green, while a pro shop will be located in the clubhouse, offering apparel and golf accessories.
"With the pro shop we'll be a full amenity golf course," said Kauzlarich. "We'll have the younger kids out on Saturday and Sunday cleaning carts and clubs, taking peoples' clubs to their cars; the little things that hasn't happened around here. It's all about service and taking care of the people."
The course includes two ponds and has a natural creek that will come into play on holes four, five and seven.
"I think the course will sell itself. The uniqueness, the design, it's friendly but it can also be difficult. More importantly, it's an opportunity for families to come out and do something together.
"People can expect a good staff in our pro shop and on the course and I think people will be pleased, and hopefully it will be a nice addition for the community," added Kauzlarich.
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The price of a Marin single-family home held steady at $900,000 last month, but the number of sales continued to fall, according to a real estate data information service.

The home sales price was the same last month as it was in April, but the $900,000 figure is up 28 percent over May 2004, according to DataQuick Information Systems of La Jolla. The service reported 429 homes were sold in May, down nearly 8 percent from 465 sold in May 2004, and marked the fourth consecutive month home sales were lower than the same months last year.

Local real estate experts said the frenzied sales pace of earlier in the year has slowed, but not by much.

"The market has definitely changed over the last three months," said Larry Brackett, president and chief executive officer of Frank Howard Allen Realtors. "We've sort of moved to a more balanced market between buyers and sellers. But it's hard to read - the demand is still there."

If anything, according to Kathy Schlegel of Lucas Valley Properties, buyers are able to exercise a bit more caution when facing multiple competitors bidding well over the asking price for a house. In some cases, buyers are waiting until they find a better situation for them, she said.

"People are taking a little bit longer to make their decisions," she said. "Houses are staying on the market a little longer than before."

That said, prices continued to soar over last year.

DataQuick reported a May median home price of $820,000 for combined single-family homes, town homes and condos in Marin. That figure is up nearly 28 percent from the May 2004 median of $642,000 and up 10 percent from April.

For townhomes and condominiums, the median price in May was $579,000, up nearly 24 percent from a median of $467,500 in May 2004 and up 8 percent from a median of $536,000 in April.

As mortgage rates remain at 30-year lows despite the Federal Reserve consistently raising short-term interest rates, buyers' purchasing power continues to push prices to levels never seen before, Schlegel said.

"We all keep saying it's going to be leveling off," she said. "At some point you'd think it would be hitting the affordability ceiling, but it just keeps escalating upwards and upwards."

Earlier this year, the lack of homes for sale in Marin sent prices climbing, and although inventory has improved, the volume of home sales continues to drop compared with last year, DataQuick reported.

Total homes sold dropped 8 percent from May 2004, and the 296 single-family homes sold in May was down more than 5 percent from the same period a year ago.

Sales numbers were down slightly throughout most of the Bay Area, with Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Sonoma counties all reporting drops in total sales compared with May 2004. Home sales throughout the nine-county area dropped 6 percent compared with the same period last year.

Prices, however, continued to escalate at double-digit rates throughout the Bay Area. Marin saw the highest increase of the nine counties, but Solano and San Francisco counties reported year-over-year median price increases of 23 percent and 21 percent, respectively.

The median price paid for a Bay Area home was $595,000, a new record. The figure was up 17.6 percent from $506,000 a year ago.

"Market trends are remarkably stable," said Marshall Prentice, DataQuick president. "There are still more buyers out there than there are sellers, putting upward pressure on prices. The only change we see for the immediate future is a slowing rate of (price) appreciation."
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