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FRIDAY, July 25,1997 STATE Iowa City Press-Citizen 5A Jury tells diocese to confess DALLAS (AP) - A jury ordered a Roman Catholic diocese to pay $119.6 million for cover ing up tor a priest accused of molesting altar boys, then gave one more command: Confess your sins. The Roman Catholic Diocese of ixn Dallas and the 1X08 Rev. Rudolph Kos were sued by 10 men and the family of an 11th man who killed himself after accusing Kos of sexual assault. The verdict handed up Thursday, the largest ever in a priest molestation case, came after 11 weeks of testimony and 2Vi days of deliberations. Jurors review testimony in Cosby extortion trial NEW YORK (AP) Federal jurors in Autumn Jackson's extortion trial reviewed testimony from a man who claims he overheard her being coached as she demanded money from Bill Cosby 's lawyer. The jury on Thursday re reading of tes- Jackson timony by prosecution witness Placido Macaraeg, a member of the production team for a children's television show that Jackson had tried to launch. Macaraeg testified last week that he overheard co-defendant Jose Medina coaching Jackson while she spoke by phone to Cosby's lawyer. The jury was to resume deliberations this morning. Jackson, 22, Medina, 51, and dee Service Inc. 632 Riverside Dr. 337-4163 Serving UM 1672 t ifnX m W mm i LOEUSTRUCTIQfU I A New Exhibit at the Z Iowa Children's Museum " Family Free Day - Sunday July 27, 12-5 pm - Sycamore Mall, Iowa City n HP SUMMER HOURS: WED, SUNDAY 12 -5 PM PHOME (31 9)338-6323 FAX (319)338-5983 I 111 I I t I II I I t " -. Mt -a - " (14 ., y.x: i i immr - -i que tr -- x " Associated Press Plaintiff Robert Hultz, right, talks with jury member Gwinn Shelton after the end of the trial Thursday. 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