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B2 THE HARTFORD CO U RANT Heroine Continued from Page B1 "She showed me that in soccer and even in life you can contribute the most not by being in front but by being behind the person in front, just the way Kris tine was behind goalkeeper Briana Scurry and saved the game," Madaras said. "I'm a midfielder and I hope I can someday play like Kristine." Arguably the U.S. team's most consistent performer even before the World Cup, Lilly scored one of the penalty kicks that propelled the Americans to the championship after she stopped a Chinese shot from going into the net with an electrifying header in overtime. "Kristine's instinctive positioning enabled her to head the ball off the goal line. That monumental play is why Kristine Lilly is MVP in our minds," said Jim Lewicki, a Wilton Soccer Association board member who helped organize the event Saturday. As she prepared to sign autographs for every child who waited in a long line, Lilly described the key play. She said that guarding the near post to back up the keeper during corner kicks has been her assignment for 12 years. "I had no time to think, no time to react," she said of her header. The 28-year-old midfielder is tireless in marking and closing down passing lanes, and shifts quickly to the attack after gaining possession of the balL She often delivers precise breakaway passes to star forward Mia Hamm, but has the speed and foot skills to keep the ball and score on her own. Lilly is among the all-time scoring leaders internationally. She has appeared in 186 international games for the U.S. team, more than any other U.S. player, male or female. She helped the national team win the first women's world championship in 1991, and was on the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics. From Lilly's point of view, the most memorable moments in the 1999 World Cup occurred when she was about to step onto the field at Giants Stadium for the opening game, a 3-0 victory over Denmark, and feeling awed by the size of the crowd at the Rose BowL The game at Giants Stadium drew a record 78,972 fans, and the Rose Bowl crowd was bigger, 90,185. About 40 million Americans watched the final on television, the largest audience for a soccer game in U.S. network history. "I think this crowd here is a lot better," Lilly said Saturday as children crowded to get close to her. "This town has always been a great support to me." One Is Killed In Berlin Crash BERLIN - One person died and another was injured in an accident involving two cars and a tractor-trailer early Saturday on the Berlin Turnpike, police said - Police in Berlin Saturday were withholding the identities of the two victims, who were riding in one of the cars, until their families were notified. Both were taken to Hartford Hospital, where the survivor was listed in stable condition Saturday, police said. The driver of the other car and the truck driver were not injured, police said. An investigation of the accident, which happened just after 2 am, was on-going Saturday and no other details were available. Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call Berlin police at (860) 828-7080. Judge Rejects Cape-Based Gambling Cruise Boat Associated Press BOSTON - A federal judge has rejected a request by a Georgia company to allow it to operate a gambling boat out of Hyannis this summer. U.S. District Judge Patti B. Saris said the federal law that allows gambling on international waters doesn't prohibit local authorities from regulating the use of a city's piers, docks and tidelands. "Gambling is not in the cards for Cape Cod this summer," Saris said. The Cape Cod Commission and the Town of Barnstable refuse to allow Leisure Time Cruises to operate the 168-foot Leisure Lady out of Hyannis, saving the effect of a gambling operation on the region needs to be studied Leisure Time Cruises Corp. sued the town and the commission in June, claiming they were piling on regulatory barriers in an effort to prevent the company from doing business in Hyannis. It asked Saris to allow them to operate while the suit moved to trial. Sunday, August 1, 1999 Mr. Frankel's neighborhood Martin Frankel's neighbors claim in a Superior Court lawsuit that his notoriety has caused their property values to plummet. Based on assessment records, they have a lot of property value to protect. Lead Plantiff Joseph Jacobs, 891 Lake Ave. Fair Market Value: $1,368,800 2-story, 5,280-square-foot brick colonial on 4 acres, built 1979 1 1 rooms: 5 full baths, 6 bed 4 fireplaces Plaintiffs Robert A. Knox, 897 Lake Ave. Fair Market Value: $1,837,200 2-story, 6,981 square-foot (frame) contemporary on 4 acres, built 1984 1 1 rooms: 6 full baths, 5 bed, 5 fireplaces two swimming pools one sauna 7,200-square-foot tennis court MirekKlabal,887 Lake Ave. Fair Market Value: $1,204,300 2-story, 5,034-square-foot stucco contemporary on 4 acres, built 1979 10 rooms: 4 full baths, 5 bed 2 fireplaces "superior landscaping assessment done in 1993 Source: Town of Greenwich Real Property Data Frankel Continued from Page B1 with police but - far worse - the press and the prying. It's no way to live, the neighbors say in their lawsuit. They are not eager to comment further. Jacobs, 48, has been on vacation. Mirek Klabal, 56, the owner of the private art gallery, Klabal Gallery on East Putnam Street in Greenwich, did not return telephone Suspected Killer Shoots Himself After Fleeing From staff and wire reports A man shot himself to death early Saturday near the Barkhamsted Reservoir after fleeing Rhode Island, where he is suspected of shooting and killing a woman and wounding another man, state police said Stephen A. Marfeo, 50, of Johnston, RI, was found unconscious by state police in Connecticut at 3:15 am Saturday with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head Connecticut state police spokesman Lt Ralph Carpenter said Police in North Providence, R.I., said Marfeo shot Laura Vincent 38, and Salvatore Puleo, 55, both of North Providence, Friday night Vincent was pronounced dead in the passenger seat of a car in the driveway outside Puleo's residence. Puleo was found sitting on a nearby stone wall, bleeding from a gunshot wound He was conscious but unresponsive when he was transported to a local hospital. He was operated on and is expected to survive. North Providence Police Maj. Albert DeCristofano would not say how Marfeo became an immediate suspect in the North Providence shootings. Police first responded to the scene about 10:15 p.m., on a report of a horn sounding. "It was just good police work, knocking on doors," he said adding that Marfeo and the shooting victims knew each other. DeCristofano said police found no evidence or witnesses at the scene Friday linking Marfeo to the shootings. But with help from police in surrounding communities, they identified the suspect and got a description of his vehicle. Connecticut State Police found Marfeo in a red 1986 Pontiac Firebird in the parking lot of a dam at the Barkhamsted Reservoir. Marfeo was taken by ambulance to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington and later transferred to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 5:56 am. State police said they found several guns in Marfeo's car. They said they must test those weapons with shell casings found at the North Providence scene to conclusively identify the gun used in the shootings. DeCristofano said it could be several days before police are able to interview Puleo. Police said they are not aware of past problems involving criminal activity at Puleo's residence or in the neighborhood (The Xartforft Courant. Defendant Martin Frankel, 889 Lake Ave. Fair Market Value: $1,863,600 2-story, 6,912-square-foot stone mansion on 4 acres, built 1982 12 rooms: 7 full baths, 5 bed 3 fireplaces 802-square-feet garage 1,000-square-feet concrete pool GREENWICH P" nWW jv Lake wlfAAvenue The Hartford Courant calls. Robert A. Knox, 60, could not be located for comment Even their attorney, Philip Russell, was uncharacteristically mum when reached by telephone in his Greenwich office. Could it be that the neighbors' lawsuit has had the opposite effect as intended - bringing more notoriety, not less, to their privileged lives? Russell declined to comment Lake Avenue bends away from Greenwich Hospital, where it begins, then stretches north. The farther one drives away from town, the bigger the estates become. Set Busway Continued from Page B1 competition for federal transit money. Another project would affect an area north of the city and downtown Hartford. U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, D-lst District, has gotten the House of Representatives to approve $993,000 in federal funds once designated to develop light rail on the Griffin Line to instead be used for busways or other transit in the corridor. The Griffin Line runs through North Hartford and into Bloomfield and could be extended to Bradley International Airport The changes obtained by Larson also would allow $33 million in federal money previously allocated for rail transit in Hartford to be used for the Circuit Line, a downtown bus circulation system proposed last year by urban planner Ken Greenberg. "This doesn't rule out light, rail at all," said Larson, a proponent of a modern rail line that would link Bradley with Hartford. "What we had in mind was providing local leaders with flexibility" in choosing a transit system. Local leaders, however, are thinking most about busways. Collectively, the changes open the possibility of a system of high-speed buses zipping into downtown Hartford on busways from the west and north, unfettered by traffic. Once there, they might connect with the Circuit Line buses or circulate through downtown on the Circuit Line. With federal, state, regional and , local officials "all working towards this plan to introduce rapid transit into the region, I think we have a Sand Continued from Page B1 "Yeah, it's crazy," he said with a smile, showing a visitor color photographs of his travels - from Bahrain to Iceland - that included no people but plenty of, well, sand He also showed off a German language magazine article that referred to him as "Der Sandmann." Or perhaps D'Errico was referring to folks such as Phyllis Rawler-son, a New Jersey resident who has traveled to the corners of the earth to collect her samples. She even took an aging Russian helicopter to the center of the Gobi desert for a scoop of its golden sand Unlike others in the group, Raw-lerson doesn't trade. Her samples are equal to the number ol her experiences; in each carefully labeled jar, smells, sunsets, and the sweet memories of her travels are mixed in with the grains. The members lovingly displayed their deep black samples from volcanic islands, luscious pink sands from Bermuda, bleached white 4 .1 ' 1 THE MARTIN FRANKEL ESTATE IN GREENWICH is on a cul-de-sac off Lake missing Frankel and one of his companies, claimina their own properties are back on rolling lawns, the homes look down on the shaded, country lane lined with old-fashioned stone walls. The private driveway that Frankel and his neighbors share would be easy to miss if not for the freshly posted "no trespassing" and "no parking" signs that scream out for privacy. Two sawhorses are stationed across the driveway, and the no-parking signs nag curiosity-seekers down the street "The best thing for us is when we can close a case and people can carry on with their lives," said Lt Ralph LoBalbo of the Greenwich real shot at it," said Richard Porth, executive director of the 29-town regional council of governments. Other busway corridors could be developed to the south and east of Hartford, Porth said. Not everyone believes busways are the way to save the region from clogged highways and the suburban sprawl that comes with more highways. Busways have been successful in attracting passengers in Pittsburgh and Ottawa, Ont, but some transit advocates believe they are' not a solution to sprawl. Developers are far more likely to build non-automotive, pedestrian-oriented construction beside rail, because they see rail transit as being more permanent, they say. "If somebody can describe to us that buses can get people out of their cars, and we can impact land use and check sprawl, we've got an open mind," said Richard W. Maine, president of All Aboard! "But we haven't seen any demonstration where that's worked." Federal transit officials are excited about busways because they are far less expensive to build than the modern light rail systems that operate in Baltimore, St. Louis and other U.S. cities. Buses can be more flexible, too, because they can collect passengers on routes along city streets before joining the busway. A light rail system can require passengers to use two "modes" - riding a bus to the light rail station, and boarding a train for the ride downtown. Proponents say that advances in fuels and propulsion systems mean the belches of black diesel smoke that have always been the signature of a bus could soon be gone. In Pittsburgh, which pioneered using busways to help people get downtown in 1977, the 6.8-mile, grains from hidden Edens in the Carribean. The highlight of Saturday was a walk on the Savin Rock beach with Top 10 Beaches in U.S., 1999 1. Wailea Beach, Hawaii 2. Kaunaoa, Hawaii 3. St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Florida 4. Hanalei Beach, Hawaii 5. Kaanapali, Hawaii 6. Caladesi Island State Park, Florida 7. Fort Desoto Park, Florida 8. Hamoa Beach, Hawaii 9. Cape Florida SRA, Florida 10. Ocracoke Island North Carolina Source: Stephen P. Leather-man . Stephen P. Leatherman, the director of the International Hurricane Center in Miami and a nationally recognized expert on beaches and erosion. He has earned the nickname of "Dr. Beach" for his annual top-10 list of U.S. beaches and frequent appearances on TV morning chat shows. V V Police Department which posted the signs. The Lake Avenue estates likely have many of the features that local Realtor Bob Imbres said are popular with affluent homeowners. Granite counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom are a must; 9-foot ceilings on the first floor are in vogue. Wall paneling is making a comeback, but marble floors are considered too slippery. Imported tiles, instead, do nicely. As for the master bedrooms, "Some are as big as my first house," Imbres said. AVON i WEST HARTFORD $113 million East Busway carries about 30,000 people a day - more passengers than its light rail system carries. 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