Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on April 9, 1998 · Page 194
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U.S. District Judge David Coar, who is presiding over the sometimes-heated case, agreed with the National Organization for Women that McCorvey's identity as Roe was irrelevant in a case about allegedly illegal activity by protesters at abortion clinics. Testimony by McCorvey, who converted to the anti-abortion rights cause in 1995, was limited to what she saw in the four years before her conversion, when she was marketing director at several abortion clinics in Dallas. si Tribune photo by Charles Osgood Norma McCorvey (right) of Roe vs. Wade fame talks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday after testifying in a civil racketeering case as Sandra Cano and Joseph Scheidler look on. McCorvey testified she never witnessed any anti-abortion rights activists use violence, though she had some arrested. McCorvey, who prefers to be addressed as "Miss Norma," said she makes a living as "a professional speaker for life." Before her stints in the abortion clinics, she worked in a carnival and sold used cars. In a rare light moment in the trial, NOW attorney Fay Clayton opened her cross-examination by asking McCorvey if she was any good at selling used cars. "Yes, I sold a truck one night that didn't even have a motor in it," she said to laughter in the courtroom. "The guy pushed it off the lot, and he was happy." Later, McCorvey said she wasn't upset her testimony was limited. McCorvey had waited to testify last week for several hours but had to be rescheduled until Wednesday. In a precedent-setting use of a federal law originally aimed at organized crime, NOW has accused anti-abortion rights activists of a national conspiracy to shut down abortion clinics. The suit charges that anti-abortion rights leaders, including Joseph M. Scheidler of the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League, used violent tactics such as blockading clinic doors and harassing women entering clinics. Teen charged in death released Home monitoring ordered for brother By Cornelia Grumman Tribune Staff Writer In an emotional court hearing Wednesday, the 14-year-old youth charged with murdering 5-year-old David Jones last month in what may turn out to be one of the state's saddest cases of sibling rivalry, was ordered released from custody and sent home. The teen, who along with his 9-year-old brother was charged in juvenile petitions for the alleged beating death of their foster brother, will live at home with his mother under electronic monitoring. Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Martin Agran, angry that the medical examiner's final report still is not completed a month after David's death, said the older brother can return to school but must stay at home during after-school hours. Noting the boy had no prior criminal record and that all the younger foster children Karen Starks had taken into her home a year ago had been removed by state child-welfare workers after David's death, Agran said he felt the boy posed no danger to anyone in the household. Depending on how soon Starks could resolve a home telephone issue, he was to be released either Wednesday or Thursday. The judge's order overwhelmed the boys' mother, who suddenly had difficulty breathing and nearly fainted in the middle of the court proceeding. "I heard the prosecutor say he objected to the judge's order, and I just couldn't handle it," Starks, 34, said after the hearing. The 9-year-old, who attended Wednesday's hearing in Cook County Juvenile Court , started crying quietly as soon as he understood his brother would be coming home. The boy was considered too young to be detained and lived at home with his 16-year-old brother and mother since the incident. 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