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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa • Page 18

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AROUND IOWA The Des Moines Register DM Page4B Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Victim wants to say 'thank you' Writer sues Gosch for work on book John Zielinski says he did most of the writing of an account of Johnny Gosch's 1982 disappearance. and shot Weigel in the right leg, just above the knee. That someone jumped back into the vehicle and disappeared. Police investigated a report of a similar vehicle in the 3200 block of 30th Street. When they arrived, a young man identified later as Wantoe fled. Wantoe allegedly tried to steal a bicycle from its owner. You jumped out of a van and the book's sales revenue. Court papers claim Gosch promised the payments "with the intent and for the purpose of deceiving Zielinski." "None of that is true," Noreen Police don't know who helped apprehend a suspect believed to have shot Richard Weigel. By TOM ALEX REGISTER STAFF WRITER If you helped Des Moines police arrest a suspect in a Monday night shooting, take a bow. Officers wanted to say thanks, but you left before they could show their appreciation. And the victim? Richard Weigel, 20, of Des Moines, would like to express his gratitude. He would have said something Monday night, but he was busy driving himself to the hospital and hoping he'd get there before he lost too much blood. The alleged shooter you helped nab, Paul Joel Wantoe, 19, of Des Moines, is charged with willful injury, resisting arrest and a probation violation. He is in the Polk County Jail. A judge ordered him held without bond. Here's how the incident played out, according to police: Someone yelled at Weigel from a car: "Hey, white boy." Someone got out of the car near 12th and Ascension streets By JEFF ECKH0FF REGISTER STAFF WRITER A researcher and author has sued the mother of long-missing paperboy Johnny Gosch, contending she owes him at least $24,000 for his work on a 2000 book about the boy's disappearance. John Zielinski's lawsuit says Noreen Gosch and the Johnny Gosch Foundation promised more than five years ago to pay him for his work on "Why Johnny Can't Come Home." The book is an account of Johnny's 1982 disappearance and what allegedly happened to him afterward. Zielinski says he was responsible for "writing and rewriting approximately 90 percent" of the book. He has yet to be paid, according to the lawsuit, despite Gosch's alleged agreement in 1999 to reimburse Zielinski for more than 1,200 hours spent to prepare and market the book. Zielinski wants $6,000 for expenses, 18,000 in pay and a third of i T-- I I ran to neip tne bicyclist. You and the bicyclist, Andrew 4 i Jjft suspect you punched him several I. "1 times until an of Wantoe ficer arrived with a pair of handcuffs to arrest him. Police Sgt. Tony Steverson said you "did a nice job." "We'd like to say thanks, whoever you are," he said. Weigel, a construction worker, was recuperating at home Tuesday. "I'd like to say thanks, too," he said. "I heard a gun go off, but I didn't know I'd been shot until I looked down and saw a hole in my shorts. I'm sore as hell, but I can still walk (on the leg)." Free "Insider" Report: "How to End IRS Problem Forever!" 877-451-9111 I ToHfn 24 Hour fltcoroW Muum Moines (475 Offices Nationwide) 1 1 1 in I D.M. police chief says Guard call-up is 'evil' VETERAN EX-IRS AGENTS TAX PROFESSIONALS Client Never Meat with the RS Settle for Pennies on the Doitor Written Guarantee Free Tax Settlement Analysis: Confidential Interview in Our Local Office 800-376-7184 TolLFrf 'JSn (NtthnymostuxxxsstotBt-nsokitkm company." -The Wall Stroot Journal ROBERT NANDELUTHE REGISTER Shooting victim says thanks: An unknown person helped apprehend a suspect who police believe shot Richard Weigel. JK Harris Company-Des SAVINGS UP TO $1500 Final Registration forms available at -rr i si's-: i 1 'grmww i Gosch countered this week. Gosch, who sells copies of the book for $19.95 at www.johnnygosch. com, insists there was no agreement and that she "had most of the book N. Gosch written, because most of the chapters were of a personal nature or recording the time line of the case." Zielinski "was never promised any dollar figure of any kind about anything," Gosch said. "He's just a troublemaker." Zielinski's lawyer could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Reporter Jeff Eckhoff can be reached at (515) 284-8271 or McCarthy said Nydam "plays an intricate part in Iowa's homeland security efforts." "We struggle with a lack of police officers," McCarthy said. David S.C. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, responded to McCarthy in writing, saying that "it appears Mr. Nydam should not have been assigned to a civilian position that could be regarded as a 'key' position." "I recommend that you begin the process of reviewing your civilian positions so members occupying 'key' positions can be realigned within your organization once we conclude these involuntary call-ups." The letter incensed McCarthy, who said it appears that the government "is blaming employers for putting reserves in key positions." "That's in contrast to how they advertise when they try to get these young people to sign up," McCarthy said. "What I say to that is: We are dealing with a new military. It can't be "I'm not condemning the Iowa National Guard. My comments are directed to the national level." The Guard's Hapgood said Ny-dam's service is vital. 'We understand and empathize with the hardship that mobilization has on families and employers," he said. "We are an army serving at war. Our ability to win this war requires tough decisions to keep the nation safe and to win the war on terrorism." Reporter Tom Alex can be reached at (515) 284-8088 or Body found near rest stop north of Ames THE REGISTER'S IOWA NEWS SERVICE Ames, la. State and county authorities were investigating the discovery of a badly decomposed body Tuesday evening near an Interstate Highway 35 rest stop north of Ames. The partially clothed body was discovered shortly after 7 p.m. by two men who were scouting locations for deer hunting in the fall, authorities said. It was about 200 to 300 yards west of the rest stop, not far from a foot path that led from a grassy area into woods. "It had definitely been here a long time, but we don't know how long," Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald said. Representatives from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the state medical examiner's office were called to the area, which was being treated as a crime scene. Fitzgerald said he knew of only one person, an Hispanic male, who had been reported missing recently. 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