The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 14, 1997 · Page 3
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THE SALINA JOURNAL NATION WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1997 A3 BRIEFLY T CRIME Suspect in Cosby killing pleads not guilty LOS ANGELES — The man accused of killing Bill Cosby's son in a botched robbery attempt pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday. Mikail Markhasev, 18, did not speak during the Superior Court arraignment as his lawyer entered the plea. The grand jury ft M A ni/Lj A of*% i indieiTiiGlLi clC" MARKHASEV cuses Markhasev of one count of murder with the special circumstance of robbery or attempted robbery, and one count of attempted robbery. Judge John Reid scheduled a pre-trial hearing for May 30. Ennis Cosby, 27, was shot to death early Jan. 16 on a dark road just off the San Diego Freeway. Du Pont receives 13- to 30-year sentence MEDIA, Pa. — Chemical heir John E. du Pont was sentenced to 13 to 30 years in state custody on Tuesday for the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz at his estate. The state must now decide whether the multimillionaire will serve that sentence at. a mental hospital or in prison. At the end of the hearing, du Pont, 58, faced the judge and apologized to Schultz's family. It was his first statement in court. "I've fully concluded on January 25,1996,1 was 111, and I wish to apologize to Nancy Schultz and her children. I'm very sorry for what happened," he said, speaking clearly but dispassionately in the hushed courtroom. "I wish to apologize to my friends, family and athletes for any disappointment I may have caused to them," du Pont said, and sat down. Du Pont killed Schultz, 36, as the 1984 Olympic gold medalist was tinkering with his car in the driveway of his home on the edge of du Font's estate and wrestling center. Boy, 13, accused in prison gang rape WHEATON, 111. — A 13-year-old boy sent to youth prison for dropping a 5-year-old to his death from a high-rise window has been accused of participating in a gang rape at the prison. The Nov. 22 attack on a fellow 13- year-old is believed to have been part of the male victim's "initiation" into a dormitory at an Illinois Youth Center, authorities said. Four other boys also were implicated in a Juvenile Court petition. A hearing is scheduled for May 28. None of the youngsters was identified because of their ages. The 13-year-old and another youngster were sentenced to prison last year for dropping Eric Morse to his death from a 14th- floor window in 1994 at a public housing project. The 13-year-old was 10 at the time and the other boy was 11. Authorities said the 13-year-old was an instigator of the alleged attack at the youth center in Warrenville. He has been moved to a maximum-security center in Joliet. Five surviving black sextuplets doing well WASHINGTON — Five surviving babies of the sextuplets born at Georgetown University Hospital are ' doing well, doctors said Tuesday. The babies, born May 8 to Jacqueline and Linden Thompson, are the first black sextuplets born in the United States. Doctors said the four surviving girls and a boy have no major health problems. Four babies are being treated for jaundice, but doctors said that is fairly normal in premature babies. The babies weigh between 2 pounds, 2 ounces and 2 pounds, 6 ounces each. The sixth — a girl — was stillborn. "They're doing great. They're all five doing very well," said Dr. Joseph Collea, who delivered the babies. Fordham alumnus gives $10 million to school NEW YORK — A man who was cut from Fordham University's freshman football squad by coach Vince Lombard! in 1947 has contributed $10 million to the school's new library. And just to show there are no hard feelings, William Walsh threw in $500,000 for an athletic training center. "There's plenty you do well, but football is not one of them," Walsh recalled Lombardi telling him as a freshman. The coach — who led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL titles in the 1960s — was proved right: Walsh made his fortune as a venture capitalist. The $54 million library will be named in Walsh's honor. From Wire Serviced Reports Traveling comedian charged with rapes One rape victim says it's 'sickly ironic' that comedian was arrested By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — A traveling comedian who is suspected of preying on Midwest campuses has been charged in an arrest warrant with one in a series of rapes officials believe are linked. The warrant made public Tuesday accuses Vinson Horace Champ, 35, Los Angeles, of first- degree sexual assault in the March 5 rape of a teacher at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Earlier that day, the former "Star Search" contestant and "Evening at the Improv" funny man performed his stand-up routine at a small college four hours away. The Omaha rape is one of six assaults that occurred on small college campuses in March and February. The similarities of the four rapes and two attempted rapes in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin prompted officials to con- clude last month that, a serial rapist may be responsible. Police also had said DNA evidence linked the Omaha attack with a Davenport, Iowa, assault. In the rapes, the attacker liked to spit on his victims, quizzed them about their sex lives and asked them to pray for him. Champ came under scrutiny last week after he was arrested in the attempted assault of a student at Pasadena City College in California. Police said he attacked a woman playing a piano and fled after she screamed. He was charged with attempted rape and is free after posting a $7,500 bond. Champ is scheduled to appear in court June 10. Champ told the Lincoln Journal Star on Saturday that he was "101 percent innocent." Heidi Hess, the Omaha woman who v/as raped March 5, said it was "sickly ironic" that a comedian was arrested. "A comedian is suppose to be funny and make people laugh and this wasn't funny." Hess has spoken out publicly because she said people need to put a name with rape victims. MAURE WEIGH Auto - Home Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron SUNFLOWER HOME CARE 645 E. Iron / Suite F / Salina, KS 913-825-9220 /1-800-826-0786 • Skilled Nursing • TLC Services • Home Health Aide • Physical Therapy/ Occupational Therapy There are two ways to escape the phone wars. (Option #2 is probably better because you can still do stuff like order a pizza.) N Option #2 is simply doing business with us. Because we're going to do business the way you want us to do business. We're not going to make sales calls at dinnertime. We're not going to spend gazillions on a Hollywood celebrity spokesperson. And there are 10 other things we promise to our customers. It's called our pledge, and it's something you'll be hearing a lot about. So consider yourself officially freed from the phone wars. 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