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STATE Tuacday, March 30. 2004 - Page 5 MARTIN DILLON ... Died in 1976 ... Doctor to get new trial By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG — A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for Dr. Stephen B. Scher, a physician previously convicted of killing a friend so that he could marry the other man's wife. The Superior Court decision issued Monday focused on the dismissal of a juror after deliberations had begun, according to prosecutors and Seller's defense attorney. "We believe that Dr. Scher was properly convicted of the first- degree killing of Martin Dillon, and believe that he should spend the rest of his life behind bars," said Kevin Harley, spokesman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Jerry Pap pert. Seller's lawyer, John E Moses, Teresa Heinz Kerry, shown with husband Sen. John Kerry, is heiress to the $500 million family ketchup fortune of H.J. Heinz Co. {AP photo) Food fight H.J. Heinz Co. denies revenue benefiting Kerry campaign By CHARLES SHEEHAN AP Business Writer PITTSBURGH — H.J. Heinz Co. has launched an election- year campaign of its own, this one to distance the ketchup maker from what is shaping up to be an acrimonious presidential race. The company has sent nearly 50 letters to radio and television talk shows nationwide to tamp down chatter on the airwaves and Internet suggesting revenue from ketchup sales will benefit the campaign of pending Democratic presidential Republican Senator H. John Heinz III when he was killed in a 1991 plane crash. Collectively, Heinz Kerry, along with her children with John Heinz and The Heinz Endowments which she chairs, own less than 4 percent of outstanding company stock. The company has not seen any backlash as far as sales go, but it took action after The Heinz Endowments was accused of funding Peaceful Tomorrows, a group for Sept. 11 victims' families that criticized President Bush's use of footage from the attacks in political Lawsuit claims retaliation after radar-gun testimony By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG — A state police technician has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his supervisors threatened to fire him after he testified in a court case that a widely used radar gun is prone to false readings. John T. "Tim" Shingara, 55, alleges he was deprived of his free- speech rights and defamed after giving testimony in September that criticized the hand-held Genesis GHS units. "I testified accurately, truly, with documentation in a court of law, doing my job as a professional. I had nothing to gain by doing this — this is what's amazing about the case," Shingara said Monday. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. Middle District Court in Harrisburg, names as defendants Cumberland County deputy prosecutor Jaime M. Keating, Decatur Electronics Inc. president Robert E. Sanner, and three state police supervisors: Kathy A. Skiles, Maj. Wesley R. Waugh and Lt. Col. Ralph M. Periandi. "The defendants embarked upon a course of action to discredit (Shingara), to lie to the press and the public about the truth regarding the Genesis radar gun, and also engaged in efforts to intimidate and deter the plaintiff from speaking out," according to the suit. The defense lawyer for a motorist ticketed for allegedly going Internet John T. "Tim" Shingara is claiming the Pennsylvania State Police retaliated against him after he testified about the inaccuracy of the hand-held Genesis CHS radar guns. (AP photo) 70 mph in a 45 inpli /one in Cumberland County subpoenaed Shingara after asking around about who within the state police was most familiar with the radar units' technical aspects. Keating withdrew the ticket after Shingara testified the radar guns were known to mistake the whine of alternators in some I'ord Crown Victorias for speeding drivers. After mat, Shingara's "job was threatened, lie was subjected to a gag order, he was defamed and ridiculed in public, and he is being unlawfully investigated and disciplined," according to (lie suit. i Examples of alleged retaliation cited in the suit include a threat he would be fired, a gag order is- sued by the department against him and statements to others that Shingara was a "disgruntled employee." "When you start retaliating against an employee for testifying truthfully in a court of law, that's going too far," said Shingara's lawyer, Don Hailcy. Shingara, a radio telecommunications specialist assigned to departmental headquarters, said a "prediscipline hearing" has been held but no discipline has resulted so far. Skiles, Waugh, Pe- riandi and Sanner are accused of conspiring to deprive Shingara of his First Amendment rights. Keating, Periandi and Sanner arc being sued for defamation. State police spokeswoman Troopef Linette G. Quinn declined comment on the lawsuit. I

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  2. 01 May 1991, Wed,
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