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iff AUCTION FEVER DanHautzinger seeks items for HOPE fund-raiser PAGE 3B WEATHER Five-day forecast fromWHIO's Brian Orzel PAGE 6B FRIDAY, AUGUST 3. 2001 Dayton Daily News SECTION Hospital plan hits bump Fishing pu i i iiaiii i. i i i i a. ii i 9 j. JETTA FRASERTOLEDO 8LA0E JIMMIE WOODLAND of Fostoria, following his appearance In court for the theft and interstate transport of a vehicle owned by Fred Smith of Eaton.

JETIA FRASERTOLEDO BLADE TABATHA ULSH of Cygnet, also appeared in court for the theft and interstate transport of a vehicle owned by Eaton businessman Fred Smith. 6XCC death to remain in custody Pair tied to By Joann Rouse Wamn County Bureau TOLEDO A Cygnet woman admitted that she killed Eaton executive Fred Smith, then buried his body and stole his car and credit cards before fleeing to Mexico with a friend, according to a federal arrest warrant released Thursday. Tabatha A. Ulsh, 24, made an initial court appearance in Toledo before U.S. Magistrate Vernelis Armstrong on a complaint of interstate car theft.

The man she traveled with, Jimmie Gene Woodland, during the proceeding and declined comment h. According to the federal arrest warrant, Ulsh waived her right to remain silent while in custody of the Brownsville, Texas, police and the FBI. Ulsh claimed that Smith, president of West Alexandria-based Rexarc International, had tried to rape her and that she hit him over the head in self-defense on July 20. "She said it and that admission can be used in court unless she can show that someone put a gun to her head and made her say it," U.S. Attorney Tom Secor said.

a fowl adventure I CANT RELATE TO MY son's passion for fishing. That is what you might call an understatement I invariably find myself rooting for the fish instead of the fisherman (even if he's someone I'm mildly attached to, like my 10-year-old). I can't suppress a feeling of panic as the poor creatures gasp for breath and flop around. I am, in short, a fishing sissy, not to mention an embarrassment to Alec, who asks me to take him fishing only as a last resort There's only one thing about Alec's passion.for fishing I can relate to: The corresponding passion to tell stories. It's a rare fishing trip that he doesn't come back flush with stories, from the 15-pound striped bass he caught in Tennessee to the 30 small-mouth bass he reeled in up in Maine.

Recently, I picked Alec up at the fishing pond behind the Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, where he had spent a rainy evening fishing with my brother, Matt He caught a good-sized carp that night But this time it wasn't the story of the big fish that had him bubbling over with excitement. It was the story of a small sparrow. Alec had ventured to th edge of the pond Just in time to see something small and bedraggled strug- gling in the water. He scooped up the sparrow with his fishing net seconds before it would have gone under." The bird couldn't have weighed half a pound, but it clung to the net with the strength of a Samson. Alec donned his rubber fishing gloves and gently removed it Then he cupped the trembling bird in his hands to warm it How could he be both fisherman and incubator? Alec lined one fishing glove with stray duck feathers from the pond shore and placed the bird tenderly in the makeshift nest, wrapping the other glove around it for added warmth.

Then he went back to his fishing, leaving morsels of bread fishing bait for the sparrow's dinner. My brother didnt tell Alec, but he didn't think the bird would make it Some 90 minutes later, Alec parted the rubber gloves and the sparrow hopped out his feathers as spiky as a porcupine's quills. The bird shook itself into full fluff and flew away. Alec nearly wept with Joy. By the time I met up with htm, he was philosophical; "I feel like I changed the future.

Who knows how many children and grandchildren that sparrow will haver 1 Who knows, at that? It may not seem like much of a story, this tiny miracle of near-death and regeneration. But greater poets than Alec have pondered the same subject. "There is a special providence in the fall of a sparrow," Hamlet mused. And the Bard is only echoing Jesus' words in Matthew 10:29: "Not a single sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge." I spared Alec the Biblical and literary allusions and let him bask in the joy of having saved one small living creature. I couldn't help thinking of the recent letter to the editor in which the writer derided the summer-long "Hooked on Fishing, Not On Drugs" program sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks.

"Fishing is a cruel, violent activity that is also deceitful by its very nature," he wrote, adding that the program should be renamed "Getting Hooked on Cruelty." I may be biased what mother isn't? but I don't think Alec is "getting hooked on cruelty." "Why do you like fishing so much, honey?" I asked. "It's suspenseful and relaxing and fun, all at the tame time," he answered. "I don't know. It's hard to explain." Especially to a fishing sissy. Contact Mary McCarty at 225-2209 or t-mall ODOT discourages 1-75 interchange plan Bt Thomas Gnau Cox Newt Service MIDDLETOWN Middletowi Regional Hospital should drop its pursuit of a new Interstate 75 in terchange at Greentree Road anr use roads that are there already for its relocation plan, the state's transportation department direct torsaid.

"We very much would encourage! you to look at access from the exj isting road network as the primary, alternative to the new inter- change," ODOT Director Gordon Proctor told Douglas McNeill, hospital president and chief executive officer, in a letter in late July. Officials of the hospital Mike Fox in Butler County have said they need the interchange to build a replacement hospital near Greentree and Union roads in Warren County's Tur-tlecreek Twp. The plan is to integrate a new hospital into a proposed biotechnology campus. Proctor's letter appears to all but dismiss the idea of an interchange at Greentree. "I get so frustrated dealing with ODOT," Butler County Commis-, sioner Mike Fox said Thursday, in -response to the letter.

Fox is a former state representative who supports the hospital's plans. Fox believes Proctor's stance can be overcome with the clout of united legislators and an appeal to Gov. BobTaft. State Rep. Gary Cates, R-West Chester, agreed and vowed to use his position as the Ohio House of Representative's speaker pro tempore.

2 Please see INTERCHANGED "i Proposed 1-75 Interchanges tt a .11. rrtiiKispfi si in of Middletown Regional Hospital DAYTON DAILY NEWS RegionalBriefing OTHER NEWS FROM THE MIAMI VALLEY Plane crash inquiry may take a year Investigators said Thursday the cause of an airplane crash that killed two people east of Xenia on 1 Tuesday may not come for a year or more. Story, 3B. Mi. UA Beauty, too Penelope Cruz shows wisdom and compassion.

In Parade. Hi Msaaietawn OHIO 63 3 proposed Monroe 8UTLEH Ml 4 mon't I coumy Iwtiitr i i "Tt" WTID1 31 www .4, fsAvV 4-Her looking sew up state fair prize RELATED STORY More about the 148th annual Ohio State Fair. 1C And, as one of 12 members chosen from 88 counties for the 2001 Ohio State Fashion Board, Mcintosh would be involved in the Ohio State Fair, regardless. Mcintosh ended up winning first 27, of Fostoria, "is being held on the same complaint, h-, marshals returned them to Ohio from Texas Thursday. Armstrong ordered them to remain in custody and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Aug.

13. Ulsh's face shook uncontrollably and she cried throughout the proceeding in the federal courtroom. She looked over her shoulder at her parents several times. "I love you, mom!" she yelled as she was hurried into an elevator. She refused to speak to reporters.

Woodman remained silent winner to Compete at the Ohio State Fair, 17-year-old Sarah Mcintosh of Cedarville said she wasn't nervous at all. Mcintosh had spent weeks on a project entered in the "Sew for Others" category. But, as president of the 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences Committee and vice president of the Greene County Junior Fair Board, she was too busy to fret. LISA POWELLDAYTON DAILY NEWS "Si An autopsy showed that Smith died of blunt force trauma to thei head. A federal grand jury is scheduled to meet Wednesday and could indict the pair, Secor said.

Ulsh and Woodman would be formally charged at that time. The court appointed Public Defender Jeffrey J. Helmick to represent Woodland and Public Defender Adrian P. Cimerman to represent Ulsh. Please see PAIR4B prize at the Greene County Fair.

The satin three-piece formal outfit she made for her 69-year-old grandmother, Barbara Mcintosh of Xenia, will be worn down the runway in front of judges at the Ohio State Fair that begins today in Columbus. The elder Mcintosh, who's Please see STATE FAIR4B attract more traffic here." Jacoby said mall officials "had a good idea (the closing was coming) maybe two or three weeks ago, but it wasn't official." Attempts to reach Osagei Victor O'Basuyi, whose Trotwood-based Eno Corp. ran the theater complex, were unsuccessful. In April 2000, the Combined Health District of Montgomery County shut down the theater for a day following reports of a rodent problem. Inspectors found evidence of mice in all four cinemas along with accumulation of popcorn, soft drink cups and other thrash.

Meanwhile, Jacoby said mall officials are not going to allow the closing to impact plans to renovate and attract new tenants. The mall experienced a downward spiral since anchors stores Lazarus and J.C. Penney closed in late 1997. Isaac Malekan, who also has commercial real estate holdings in Please see CINEMA4B Theater complex closing may affect mall rehab Teen's satin outfit in competition By Luma Muhtadik Dayton Daily Navi When judges of the Greene County Fair 4-H fashion show chose Horse gets hosed A lit I -1 1 1 1 I Vs' Projectors stop at Salem Mall Cinema Bt Derek Ali Dayton Daily Newt TROTWOOD Sunday's unceremonious closing of the Salem Mall Cinema may slow, but it will not kill, the momentum to revive the troubled mall. "I'm sure it slows us down a bit," said Dave Jacoby, mall manager.

"We're going to try to bring another theater in." Jacoby said, "It Just wasn't getting the business to make it. The kind of movies he was showing, there Just wasn't any interest" Jacoby speculated that the Showcase Cinemas in Huber Heights drew moviegoers who may have supported the second-run cinema at the Salem Mall. "We plan on contacting some other operators, some first-run operator," he said. "Maybe we can Flippie Van Zyl, a horse caretaker for Cape Cod farm in Spring Valley, washes the tail of an American Saddlebred horse named Picabo Street Thursday In preparation for a show class later at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The 54th Annual Dayton Horse continues through Sunday..

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