Northwest Herald from Woodstock, Illinois on June 13, 1997 · Page 1
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Friday, June 13, 1997
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0NSDl)I: Wingwalker Tony Kazian will bring his stunts to Saturday's Lake in the Hills AirExpo. SIDETRACKS Vr - BREEZY . HIGH OF 79 Details, 12A FRIDAY BRIEFING tsxofe V far in) 2 ;' ::"Mf:t '': .'', ; "': "'-V'' ''lf-''S-J"V.v.;-';rv-i . ..." n,";?i Joint statement says prosecution handled new evidence properly MICHAEL JORDAN -spoirrs MJ, Bulls look to title Michael Jordan and the Bulls will be looking to end the Utah Jazz's run at the NBA title tonight at the United Center. With a victory, the Bulls would win the NBA championship, which would be their fifth of the decade. PAGE IB 4 BUSINESS Dow hits new high The Dow Jones : industrial average went past the 7,700 mark for the first time Thursday, closing at 7,7 11.41, up 1 35.64 points. The stocks closed at a record high for the fifth straight session. PAGE ID Robin Christman The Northwest Herald Candy Myslinski, owner of the White Hen in Algonquin, will receive 1 percent of the $26 million that a customer won by buying the ticket at her store. Lotto wimeir shops here By KAREN RIVEDAL The Northwest Herald WOODSTOCK A peace pipe of sorts was passed Thursday by McHenry County prosecutors and the man they had put on Death Row for the murder of his parents. In a joint public statement, lawyers for both sides agreed the prosecutors actions were "proper and ethical" regarding information they received about the case from federal authorities last year. The new evidence appeared to clear Gary Gauger, who had been convicted for the crime, and instead pointed to two members of a Midwestern motorcycle gang in the April 1993 slashing deaths of Ruth and Morris Gauger at their rural Richmond farm, where Morrie ran a motorcycle repair shop. "Once the state's attorney's office became fully aware of the information relating to the federal investigation, the office met with and worked closely with (Gauger's attorney) Professor (Lawrence) Marshall to secure Gary Gauger's release on bond," the statement said. "Once the state's attorney's office became fully aware of the information relating to the federal investigation, the office met with and worked closely with (Gauger's attorney) Professor (Lawrence) Marshall to secure Gary Gauger's release on bond." Joint statement On Tuesday, two members of the Outlaws motorcycle club were arrested for the Gauger murders as part of a six-count indictment of alleged gang activity in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. . The charges against the 17 club members indicted came after a 2'27year undercover investigation led by the U.S. Attorney's office in Milwaukee alleging criminal acts including six murders, drug trafficking and the transportation of stolen vehicles across state lines. See GAUGER, page 2 telling all my friends." Myslinski hopes the $260,000 her parents collect because their store sold the ticket means she will get a new car when she begins her senior year at Crystal Lake South High School in the fall. The mysterious winner called the store about 7 a.m. Thursday but did not leave a name, owner Candy Myslinski said. "He called to say he bought it here and was a regular customer," she said. "He didn't give his name because he didn't want to be known." See LOTTO, page 2 By VIC RYCKAERT The Northwest Herald ALGONQUIN It's the fantasy of millions who hope to rub, scratch or quick-pick their way to Easy Street. The dream came true Wednesday night for one lucky person who bought the winning Lotto ticket in Algonquin the day before. The quick-pick ticket is worth $26 million, a state lottery spokesman said Thursday. The ticket was purchased at 4:19 p.m. Tuesday at the White Hen Pantry, 1495 W. Algonquin Road. "It's just so strange," White Hen cashier Keri Myslinski said. "Out of all "Out of all of Illinois, our little store in Algonquin sells the winning ticket. I feel like I won the Lotto." Keri Myslinski White Hen Partly of Illinois, our little store in Algonquin sells the winning ticket. I feel like I won the Lotto." Myslinski, the store owner's daughter, was behind the counter with two other employees when the ticket was sold. "I'm very excited," she said. "I'm INDEX Advice ... 8C Business ...... ...... 1-8D Calendar 2C Classified 1-14F Comics .... ..9C Community ...... 1-12C Lottery 2A Movies 4G Obituaries 4C Opinion ... .. ... ....... 10A Sidetracks 1-28G Sports 1-8B Weather 12A Wheels 1-16E 01997 Northwest Newspapers, Inc. Vol. 12 -issue 164 "I ask you, you want an asphalt plant right in your backyard?" Steve Bellmore Lakemoor trustee couldn't seem to rid the black sooted image from their minds. In Fox Lake, trustees there rejected the plant because it would have been a half-mile from a school and in Volo trustees didn't want to encumber future residents in Fox .Lake. "It wasn't right to cause those people to suffer because of our decision," said Volo Village President Burnell Russell, who was at the meeting. . r ' . Bellmore and Trustees Bob Koehl and Ralph Brindise were against the plant. Trustee Todd Hendrickson wanted more feedback from residents while Trustee Virginia Povidas was undecided. Trustee Jim Peoples was absent. When Bellmore asked why he is moving, Baker said because Petersen's may sell the mine in two or three years or continue it for another seven or eight years. Trustees quizzed Baker and his attorney Bill Franz for nearly an hour about the plant's operations and possible haz-ards. The continuous mixing plant would be completely enclosed, emit very little odor and would not harm groundwater because it doesn't use water, Franz said. "Today's plants bear no resemblance to the belching plants of the past," Franz said. And Baker would build an access road on the east to Route 12. too. But despite those arguments, trustees By JEANETTE LACH The Northwest Herald : LAKEMOOR It wasn't wanted in Fox Lake or Volo and it's not wanted at a larger site in Lakemoor, either. Trustees rejected plans Thursday by Peter Baker & Son Co. to relocate its asphalt plant from a 10-acre site tn a gravel pit on Route 120 to a 20-acre site southwest of Fischer Industrial Park. Volo and Fox Lake officials rejected similar plans by the Lake Bluff-based company in recent years. The decision could mean Rob Baker moves his operations out of town, but it seems to be a decision trustees are willing to live with. "I ask you, you want an asphalt plant right in your back yard?" Trustee Steve Bell-more asked his fellow trustees. The proposed plant would have placed it near the Four Seasons of Sullivan Lakes apartment complex and Volo. Baker's current plant is at Petersen's Sand & Gravel. '98213' 00001 McVeigh jury to decide: Life or death act was demonic," Jones said. "Mr. McVeigh could very easily be considered the boy next door, and that is what is so serious about it. ... He is everyman." After pearly three hours of summations, U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch instructed jurors on death penalty law. In a forceful, dramatic voice, he told them they are "the conscience of the community." At 12:14 p.m., jurors slowly walked out the courtroom for the deliberation room. None looked at McVeigh. The jurors were not sequestered as they were during the guilt-or-innocence phase, which ended last week when they convicted McVeigh of murder and conspiracy. ' The jury's options are to sentence McVeigh to death or life in prison without , parole, or to authorize the judge to come up with any sentence besides death. The jury's vote on any of these must be unanimous. If the jurors can't agree, the judge will sentence McVeigh to a penalty other than death. Under federal law, only a jury can sentence a defendant to die. By MICHAEL FLEEMAN The Associated Press DENVER The jury began deciding 'whether Timothy McVeigh should live or die Thursday, after his lawyer hinted darkly of more violence if the convicted Oklahoma Qty bomber is executed. , "You have to make the first step to restore domestic tranquility," defense -attorney Stephen Jones said in his closing argument of the penalty phase. MYou know now that Oklahoma City started something." . In a sharply worded response, prosecutor Joseph Hartzler called the statements "tantamount to almost a terrorist threat." "That is pure intimidation," Hartzler .said. "I am asking each and every one of you to have the courage to disregard that." The jurors deliberated nearly five hours before being sent home for the night They were to return this morning. ' Prosecutor Beth Wilkinson earlier called the slaughter of 168 innocent men, O ANGRY: Families of bombing victims took exception to remarks made by Timothy McVeigh's attorney, Stephen Jones. '."V? Page2A women and children "the crime that the death penalty was designed for." , Turning and glaring at McVeigh, the prosecutor told the jury. "Look into the eyes of a coward and tell him you will have courage. Tell him he is no patriot He is a traitor and he deserves to die." " McVeigh's face flushed red and he , averted his narrowed eyes from hers, looking off into the audience. Jones turned his closing argument into a political statement, saying that the government's deadly siege at Waco planted the seeds for the April 19, 1995, blast and ' McVeigh was a misguided patriot whose crime could be likened to those of history's celebrated revolutionaries. "He is not alone. His fears are not alone. He is not a demon, though surely his " ..." - JorwSlartaTrNortrnwislHefmkl, SHINING STAR Lisa Aschenbrenner (left) tournament MVP, hugs teammate Jackie Dalleska as Beth Steele looks on Thursday at the Northwest Werad All-Star Week volleyball competition. Story, pits IB

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