The Capital Times from Madison, Wisconsin on December 5, 2002 · 3
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 The Capital Times 3Al Bizarre Truth trial ends with jurys guilty verdicts . ... - , i - Skid stop ASSOCIATED PRESS B Kenosha firefighters wait near a single-engine aircraft that made an emergency landing Wednesday at Kenosha Regional Airport The plane sustained minor damage when its landing gear collapsed and it skidded to a stop, officials said. Despite fewer deer killed, donations up Associated Press By Mike Miller The Capital Times In the end it wasnt the bizarre language used by the defendants that was the highlight of the trial of the followers of The Truth so much as it was the appearance of the king of Hawaii. His adherents were convicted late Wednesday of simulating legal process for serving phony lawsuits on six area officials and police, by a jury that deliberated for two horns after two days of testimony, which included the use of a baroque language derived from a mixture of mathematics and maritime law. 3 Janet Kay Logan, 46, of Chatham, HI., and Jason Zellmer, 22, of Ocono-mowoc, who represented themselves, were convicted of six counts of serving phony lawsuits on Dane County Circuit Judge Moria Krueger, Assistant District Attorney Lana Mades, Clerk of Courts Judith Coleman, and Madison police officers Stephen Heimsness, David Gou-ran and Peter Schmidt. While jurors heard testimony from a variety of people, including the two defendants, they did not hear from the king. That would be David Wynn Miller, the head of the Unity States of the World, the group to which Logan and Zellmer belong, and the creator of the language known as The Truth. The defendants wanted to put Miller on the witness stand, but Dane County Circuit Judge Steven Ebert first wanted to hear, outside the presence of the jury, what Miller had to say to determine if it was relevant to the trial. It wasnt relevant, but it was certainly interesting. On his way to explaining how he invented a new form of English, Miller digressed into how Hawaii went from Assault Continued from Page 2A only 13 years old, with that man going to prison for five yeans and being put on probation for 20 years. Later she endured the suicide of a close friend, the father said. Then, after years of therapy, the Sept. 16 sexual assault occurred at West. Miller digressed into how Hawaii went from being our 50th state to becoming a sovereign entity of its own, with Miller as king and its constitution registered with The Hague. being our 50th state to becoming a sovereign entity of its own, with Miller as king and its constitution registered with The Hague. It started, said Miller, with his landing in Hawaii in 1996, fulfilling a prophecy made in 1849 that an individual would come to Hawaii and that individual would bring truth in a mathematical formula. As Miller was explaining that and the role of Captain Cook in conveying the story, Ebert said, I think we better skip to something about this case. Miller ignored him and went on. Hawaii, he explained, had 52 factions that had been at war with each other since AD. 800. But upon his arrival, he turned Hawaii into a verb and conducted 25 seminars that led to peace among the factions and also showed how a preposition is needed to certify a noun. At that point, he said, he certified and unified all 52 factions, and the ka-punas, or elders, got together and elected me to be the third king in the history of the islands. The sovereign nation is now registered in The Hague, seat of the International Court of Justice, Miller said. But President Bush, according to Miller, has said that he will not recognize that She was doing well and then this happened, the father said. Its like we backed up five years. Were right where we started." All of that, he said, has affected her in a way that I dont think anyone in this room will understand. When the girl returned to school following the sexual assault she was attacked by the sister of her assailant. She was afraid even to go to school, said her father, who added that security guards have protected her since then. It boggles my mind that a 16-year- fact during his term of office. Miller also took a stab at explaining his new language, and how the meaning of words can change depending on the words which precede them. These adverbs then create a condition of modification of the noun if it was placed in front of the noun. A modification is a change, a change is a motion, a motion creates an action and all action is a verb," he said, adding that the only verbs in his language are is and are. It was that language that Zellmer and Logan used to draft a phony lawsuit against the police and court officials responsible for Zellmers arrest and conviction for resisting officers after a late-night fight in front of a campus bar last year. But the issue for the jury was not language. It was simply whether the two had simulated the legal process. Assistant Attorney General Roy Korte argued that the case was obvious because the pair caused the phony suits to be served on six people and it had all the earmarks of a legitimate suit. Zellmer and Logan argued at times that they were innocent because the suit was actually a lawsuit from the DISTRICT court of the Unify State of the World, of which Logan is a judge, and therefore was legitimate even if it could not be enforced. At other times it whs difficult to tell what the argument was. Logan noted that the court clerk and judge sat at a different level from others in the court. When the plane is broken youre not really there, she said. The jury, she added, was on a different plane and in a box. So that if you are in a box you are not there. Its called the law of boxing. old girl needs a bodyguard in school just to get through the day, he said. The father said the family is angered by the fact that a juvenile with a record was mainstreamed into the general school population and pledged that his fight on that issue was not over. But clearly the welfare of their daughter was the chief concern of both the father and mother. This is something she is going to cany with her for a long time, said the father. I have confidence she will come out of it but I dont know how well. I think the scars will be there a long time. Even though the number of deer killed in the recently finished hunting season dropped 10 percent from a year ago, the number of deer donated to feed the hungry was up, the state said Wednesday. Hunters donated 4,823 deer enough for 215,000 pounds of ground venison through a program in which the Department of Natural Resources pays about $60 per deer to have the animal processed and shipped to food pantries, said Laurie Fike, coordinator of the program. The donations up 20 percent from a year ago involved 42 counties and 85 processors, she said. I sure am happy, especially with all the media attention to chronic wasting disease," she said. The DNR announced in February that three bucks shot near Mount Horeb had the fatal brain disease, the first time it was discovered east of the Mississippi River. Fike said she knows some hunters donated deer to the hunger program this year because they didnt want the meat themselves because of the disease or didnt want to hang onto it while waiting for the results of CWD tests. A year ago, hunters donated about 4,000 deer to feed-the-hungry programs in 48 counties, Fike said. After the 2000 hunt, 7,765 deer were donated. Many counties and food pantries in the southern third of the state chose not to take part in the program this year because of the disease, Fike said. So far, the DNR has fdUnd 41 deer with CWD in a 411-square-mile zone just west of Madison. A private laboratory tested a deer shot in Grant County Nov. 24 and found it also had the disease the first wild deer outside the so-called eradication zone found to be infected with the disease. The DNRs preliminary figures showed hunters killed 261,093 deer during the nine-day season that ended Sunday a 10 percent drop from a year ago. It was the fewest deer killed; during the hunt since 1993 and down; 20 percent from the 10-year average of 328,000 deer. ! Wildlife experts attributed the drop ; to concerns about the disease. ; Some areas might have problems' giving away the ground venison, Fike! said. ; In the northeast part of the state, ; we have heard a lot of comments from recipients that they are happy to get it! even if they have choices of other; meats offered, she said. Experts say there is no scientific' evidence the disease can infect peo-! pie, but the World Health Organiza-; tion advises people not to eat any part' of a deer with evidence of the disease. ! Chronic wasting disease creates sponge-like holes in a deers brain,' causing it to grow thin, act abnormal' and die. It has no cure. ! The problem proteins that cause! the disease have never been found in; muscle tissue of deer, Fike said. ! Majors B Continued from Page 2A It reported that the systemwide average came down from 145 credits in 1994-95 to 136 in 2001-02. That figure, however, is lightened by the Madison campus slim 125-credit average. Other campuses showed significantly higher average credits to get a degree, such as UW-Milwaukee with 141, UW-Oshkosh with 144 and UW-Platteville with 147. Freshmen stay: The uw System also reported that it met its goal to retain 79.5 percent of fall 2001 freshmen into their sophomore year. UW-Madison reported retaining 91.9 percent of those students into their sophomore year, although it fell just short of its own goal. Systemwide, just 22.7 percent of students who entered in 1995 graduated within four years, 52.2 percent graduated within five years and 60.5 percent graduated within six years, according to UW System figures. 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