The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 29, 1998 · Page 3
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 3

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Sunday, March 29, 1998
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THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 3A MSL Last of Jonesboro shooting victims are laid to rest AX V Video, audio and updates rs? at Palm Beach Interactive: ; The teacher who threw herself in the line of fire to save a student is remembered as a hero. Los Angeles Times JONESBORO, Ark. Shannon Wright, who threw herself into the path of a bullet in order to save her sixth-grade pupil, was remembered on Saturday as a hero as the final victims of Tuesday's shooting spree at Westside Middle School were laid to rest. The 32-year-old teacher who leaves . A 'v :,.t n. cope with the meaning of their deaths, which came suddenly and violently in the middle of an average school day. Police say 13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden lured their classmates to a school parking lot with a false fire alarm, then wielded stolen weapons and for four minutes rained bullets upon the trapped teachers and students. The boys have been charged with five counts of murder and 10 counts of first degree battery and are being held in a nearby juvenile detention center. Condolences continued to pour in from around the world, stretching the staff at the local post office to the limit. Old Orchard Elementary School in Toledo, Ohio, sent 72 teddy bears to comfort the school's children. Cards and letters by the scores came from children and adults in Dunblane, Scotland, where, two years ago, 16 children age 5 and 6 and their teacher, were gunned down at an elementary school by a former scout leader. About $45,000 has been raised in Jonesboro to aid the families of the victims. The town plans a mass memorial service for Tuesday night. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS behind a husband and a 2-year-old son was memorialized during a church service a few miles from the scene of the bloody ambush at her school that And away it goes! More ask: Did 'angel of death' kill kin? A California hospital is deluged with questions after a worker claims to be a mercy killer. The Associated Press LOS ANGELES As police tried to determine whether a self-proclaimed mercy killer was a mass murderer or a fraud, people came forward Saturday to tell police their relatives died mysteriously at a hospital that employed him. "Their loved ones seemed to be OK one day and gone the next," said Rick Young, spokesman for the Glendale Police Department, which is heading the inquiry into claims by a former respiratory therapist at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Police were still unsure whether Efren Saldivar, who is in his 20s and lives in Los Angeles, told the truth when he admitting killing 40 to 50 terminally ill patients in the past decade. Saldivar hasn't been charged with a crime and remains free during investigations. His license was suspended March 13. News of the confession shocked patients' relatives. Ana Spann went to the hospital Saturday with questions about her 95-year-old grandmother, Juana Souza, who died Jan. 10, 1996, while undergoing respiratory treatments for pneumonia. "I want to know: Did she die in her sleep, did she feel pain, or did somebody murder her?" said : Spann, 39, of Alta Loma. "We thought that God had taken her. I hope it was like that, and not somebody had taken her life." Inundated with calls, the 450-bed hospital distributed a letter to all patients Saturday to outline the allegations and explain why it suspended its respiratory care department. "We want to assure you that we firmly believe there is no reason for concern regarding safety," it said. "We have taken every reasonable precaution to protect patients and we are committed to doing what ever it takes to get to the truth in this investigation." WASHINGTON - Denise Klimas of Annandale, Va., releases her kite on the grounds of the Washington Monument Saturday during the 32nd annual Smithsonian Kite Festival. Wright Jones team files papers accusing Clinton of obstruction of justice claimed the lives of Wright and four young girls and injured 10 others. Services for 12-year-old Stephanie Johnson and 11-year-old Brittany Varner were also held Saturday, a breezy, sunny day. The three were the last of the victims to be buried, as this small rural community struggled to The New York Times WASHINGTON Lawyers for Paula Jones filed papers on Saturday accusing President Clinton of obstruction of justice and arguing that a trial should proceed on Jones' charges that she was sexually harassed by Clinton in 1991 in a hotel in Little Rock, Ark., when he was I"'""1 i !"".. -i mwm in the Excelsior Hotel, if true, would constitute the commission of a felony under Arkansas law. Clinton, however, has never been criminally charged in the case. The White House was quick to attack the filing by Jones. "The letters and other records are White House documents," said James E. Kennedy, a special adviser to the White House counsel. "Mrs. Jones' lawyers failed to seek these records from the White House." In other cases involving documents that Clinton might possess or that might be filed by the White House, Jones' lawyers have shown that they are aware of that distinction. Bennett told The Associated Press that the release of the new material was "an act of desperation by reckless and irresponsible lawyers who know they have a weak case in the Paula Jones case." T. Wesley Holmes, a lawyer for Jones, said by telephone from Little Rock that the filing was made on Saturday "because we had a deadline coming up, and we needed to have this out of the way so we could move forward on some other cases." governor there. 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