The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 4, 1997 · Page 11
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 11

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AI2 SUNDAY, MAY 4, 1997 NATION THE SALINA JOURNAL MURDER Lawyer found slain in bathtub We/A SKove The CUPBOARD 2 911 B. West Crawford, Salina Loved ones mourning death of promising young lawyer, mother By DINAH WISENBERG BRIN The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — She was a young lawyer with a growing family and a promising career, and had planned to celebrate her daughter's first birthday this weekend. Instead, loved ones and friends are mourning Stefanie Newman Rabinowitz, who was found strangled in the bathtub of her suburban home this week. She was 29. "She was a wonderful person, good-natured, happy. She loved her job. Her daughter was a big part of her life," said Mitchell Bach, partner at the downtown office where Rabinowitz first worked as an intern in 1991. "I can't imagine her without a smile on her face," Bach said Saturday. Rabinowitz's husband, Craig, found her Tuesday evening in a water-filled tub in their house in Merion Station, a community in Philadelphia's well-heeled Main Line suburbs, officials said. Their young RABINOWITZ in 1992 daughter was home at the time. An autopsy showed she was strangled. Police would not comment on whethfer there was evidence of sexual assault and would not discuss suspects. "It's too early to start talking about suspects. We're still trying to find out what happened, who would have an opportunity to kill her and who would have a motive," prosecutor Bruce L. Castor Jr. said Saturday. Investigators had not determined whether Rabinowitz was slain in the tub in her two-story brick and stone house. A man answering the phone there Saturday refused comment, saying only, "We're not interested in talking to you." Next door neighbor Barbara Fishbein said she had exchanged neighborly greetings with the couple every day. "These were two of the most wonderful people that I've ever known. I saw them every day.... I think that this is really horrible, this intrusion into their lives," she said, refusing further comment. Rabinowitz had gone to work Tuesday. "It was a normal day," Bach said. "She seemed fine." Nothing about the type of work she did — handling insurance defense and commercial litigation — should have put her in any danger, according to Bach, who said Rabinowitz never gave any indication that anyone was threatening her. ISOTONER SLIPPERS In 30 minute or less or the next one is FREE on all GM, Toyota, and Honda vehicles. Extra time may be required for other makes. INCLUDES UP TO 5 QUARTS OF HAVOUNE OIL AND FILTER No appointment necessary SOME VEHICLES SLIGHTLY HIGHER 901 E. CRAWFORD 825-9515 2700 S. 9TH 825-8271 Catch Spring Fever with GeniePro. REBATE. When you have a Genie*ProMax" model PMX500-1C, garage door opening system installed, you'll get $15 back from your original purchase. MAX" 240 00 PMX500-IC 1/2 hp. 10-YEAR WARRANTY Features: • Intellicode Access Security System stops "code-grabbing" thieves by eliminating Access Code duplication. • Quiet operation • One-piece rail for long ^ lasting performance Jfc=J.8.Sf • Ultimate power f=mUSA Get the latest in security technology and money back, too. CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC. 1100 WEST ASH ST SAUNA KANSAS 67/10 iSINCE 19111 827-7281 l^EPRO" Professional Access Systems INTELLICODE™ ACCESS SECURITY SYSTEM *Mail-ln rebate offer. Offer good on purchases made bet wee i "~"h IS and May 31, 1997. O1997, The Genie Co. 25% OFF SELECT STYLES $ 16.50 "New" Embroidered Wedge Reg. 22.00 THIS WEEK ONLY! $ 16.50 Pearl Trimmed Satin Ballet Reg. 22.00 Classic Satin Stretch Ballerina Reg. 20.00 $ 13.50 Stretch Terry Ballerina Reg. 18.00 Dillard's Sale Ends Sunday, May 11. For Your Convenience We Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Carte Blanche, Diner's dub Or Your DiBand's Charge. INTEGRITY.. .QUAUTY.. .VALUE... DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE! SHOP TODAY 10 AM. - 9 P.M. ELIZABETH ARDEN A FREE Gift For You ! ^mus:^^!^^^^ M t **»-.ft,*iy*«*K«M;:ji-. : « i -i*.t..ti-.e^-^,^.-.,» Yours With Any $17.50 Elizabeth Arden Purchase. A 60.00 Value. This 8-piece gift is filled with Elizabeth Arden beauty essentials, including: • Black and White Cosmetics Bag • 5th Avenue Replica • Lip Spa Color in Tenderberry • New Exceptional Lipstick in Breathless • Ceramide Time Capsules for the Face • Smooth Lining Eye Pencil in Bronze • Folding Mirror • Illuminating Complex Vial-on-Card One per customer, please. While supplies last. For your purchase, may we suggest: Skin WMmlnaWfKI Complex, with a breakthrough retinal complex that gives skin new radiance, 1 oz., $42.50. Dilland's For Your Convenience We Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Carte Blanche, Diner's Club Or Your Dillard's Charge. INTEGRITY. . .QUALITY. . .VALUE. . .DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE! SHOP TODAY NOON - 6 P.M.

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