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The Spokesman-Review from Spokane, Washington · 18

Spokane, Washington
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Thursday, August 1, 1991
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Thursday. Aug. 1. 1991, Spokane. Wash. THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW amo SPOKANE CHRONICLE B3 CONTINUED: FROM B1 Books needs to be protected from the master burglar. Hes just a thief a thief with good taste, but a thief," she said. Defense attorney Ray Rosenberg argued that Blumberg should be given a lighter sentence because he suffered from a mental disorder when he stole the books. Rosenberg argued Blumberg is the victim of an illusion-al disorder and is completely absorbed in the Victorian Era. The rare, old books fit into his illusionary world, Rosenberg said. It is dear that he did not acquire or steal these books for the purpose of financial gain," Rosenberg said of Blumberg. "He became a collector. He cared for them, he guarded them, he treated them with reverence. Blumberg did not sell any of the rare books. He did, however, remove library stamps and any ownership marks upon them, sometimes cutting holes in the books. before asking the lawyers for their closing comments, federal court CONTINUED: FROM B1 Murders ' Snohomish County is just north of King County. Kenworthy and Bumetto frequented King County-area streets and had lifestyles that fit the profile of Green River victims, Greene said. Both were found partially buried in Snohomish County. Elements of how the women were killed and the way their bodies were disposed of are similar to the murders attributed to the Green River killer, he added. ; If Greenes speculation is correct, it would mean that the Green River killer was active as recently as September 1988 about four years longer than King County detectives have surmised. CONTINUED: FROM B1 Bankrupt didnt have much to go on in the next bad snow year, Heidlebaugh said. In Chewelah, many business people said skiing at 49 Degrees North is their favorite recreation. Steve Barron of Barrons Welding said his two children spend many winter days on the, hill, which is a 10-minute drive from Chewelah. Ive traded my labor for ski passes so jl wouldnt be cash out of their pocket, Barron said. The hill is part of this community, so if you can help it then you can help yourself." But forgiving and forgetting a sev-eraJ-hundred-dollar debt may not be eas& he said. Barrons Welding may require the corporation to pay cash Accused must see all evidence , that disproves guilt, court says Associated Press BOISE The prosecution must provide a criminal defendant with favorable evidence it turns up, even if it is not specifically requested, the Idaho Court of Appeals says. ,The court on Wednesday unanimously overturned a lower court decision against allowing Dohn Robert Johnson of Coeur dAlene man to withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of soliciting a sexual act. ; Under a plea agreement, court records show, Johnson pleaded guilty td charges of soliciting an infamous crim against nature and inattentive driving. Before sentencing, he asked td Withdraw his guilty plea. He said Goodwills Spokane BACK-TO-SCMOQL KICKOFF ERL, AUG. 2 & SAT., AUG. 3 Shop Goodwill's best school-shopping days "of the year! Classroom-quality clothing 52$ to $6.41 Outfit a whole family of kids at a one-kid price! SO 202 E. Third U-City North Hillyard Other Goodwill Stores kickoffs Aug. 9 & 10 judge Harold Victor asked Blumberg if he had anything to say. Blumberg, a slight, stooped, pale man with unkempt graying hair, said, Well, your honor, I never realized the extent of the damage and harm I've caused people, individuals and the institutions involved. Some of these things have come about full circle toward me in realizing this. Until about two weeks before his sentencing, Blumberg made daily visits to a warehouse in Omaha, where the FBI is storing the stolen books. Des Moines FBI agent David Oxler worked with Blumberg to identify the owners of the books and believes Blumberg made an honest effort. I found no indication that he was attempting to deceive or misidentify the books at all," Oxler said. Oxler estimated there are as many as 25,000 books in the Omaha warehouse. He said Blumberg was able to identify the institutions from which he stole about 4,400 of the books. Oxler said Blumberg also determined that another 3,200 of the books were stolen but said Blumberg could not identify their owners. I'd say it is a possibility ... but I cant draw any definite conclusions, Greene told the Everett Herald newspaper. King County police spokesman Rob Barnett said he didnt know enough about the Snohomish County cases to comment on possible links to the Green River deaths. Meanwhile, serial-killer expert Robert Keppel has agreed to review Snohomish Countys 12 unsolved killings for investigative flaws. Keppel, now with the state attorney generals office, investigated the Ted Bundy murders as a King County police detective. He was also a consultant to the Green River Task Force, a multiagency group formed in 1984 to try to solve that serial murder case. for services in the future. Frank Foos of Foos Tru Value Hardware store said supporting recreational development is part of his familys business history. In a community of 1,800, extending credit to business ventures is all part of the game, Foos said. His father co-signed a bank note 30 years ago when the original ski hill developer started it, he said. Skiing on the leased Forest Service land has always taken hands-on involvement. In recent years board members have risked their own money to keep the hill open. Board members who advanced $135,000 to the corporation for operating funds in 1985 are out the cash, and four members who personally guaranteed a $430,000 United Security Bank loan will begin to pay it off. he became aware of two police reports that tended to support his version of an encounter with two teenage boys. The Court of Appeals agreed and said the prosecution had a duty to provide the defense with any evidence that was exculpatory. The court noted that police interviews of the alleged victims Feb. 15 and May 2, 1989, were not given to the defense until May 5 and May 8, after Johnson indicated an intention to withdraw his guilty plea. Johnson argued that the first judge to handle his case, since retired, mistakenly informed him the maximum penalty was 30 months. icnaSII spokane stores Spokane police sued over reports on death By Bill Morlin Stiff writer The parents of a Spokane youth killed two years ago sued the Spokane Police Department and Chief Terry Mangan on Wednesday, seeking release of police reports about the death. In their suit, John and Sue Evans request 43 pages of police investigative reports that they allege the Police Department has refused to give them. The suit, filed in Superior Court by Spokane attorney Julie Harrington, seeks a court order prohibiting the Police Department from withholding documents requested by the Evanses under the states Open Records Act. The suit asks for attorney fees and a $25-a-day fine for each day the victim's parents were denied access to the police records. The parents first requested the records almost two years ago, so the penalty, if imposed against the city, could exceed $16,000. Russell Evans, a 13-year-old student at Libby Middle School, was found seriously injured in the middle of the Thor-Ray hill, near 14th Avenue and Ray Street, on June 4, 1989. Dam repairs accidentally kill carp A repair project at Lower Granite Dam last week was responsible for several hundred dead carp that washed ashore at Boyer Park last weekend. Water in one fish passage channel had to be lowered July 23 and 24 to fix malfunctioning electrical equipment used to study salmon and steel-head, said Charles Krahenbuhl, project manager for Lower Granite and Little Goose dams. While salmon, stcelhead and other fish were removed from the channel and put in the main reservoir, thousands of carp remained as the water UNEIECHi 'EM Etta US POME OF PHOTOGRAPHY! CHINON GENESIS III Red eye-reducing auto- sensor Hash LCD panel with Vy J 1 lull display Miao-compnler controlled 38 110mm power room An automatic mode tor creative spuds & normal shooting Triple beam WITH DATE BACK $369.98 autolocus and TTL passive Af lor precise shooting iConica n4 ULTRA compad 3Smm (it easily Ms m you shirt pocket1) Autotocus 35mm lens No compromise on performance. no compromise on quality pjsl great pictures' The perfect traveling companion Auto everything lom frm 2-1 tm fifended 'Vjr :jO MEfit' rv) He died a few hours later, without regaining consciousness. Police investigators say the teenager died as a result of a hit-and-run traffic accident. But the parents say they have evidence suggesting he died as the result of a street fight, perhaps with gang members, following an earlier confrontation in a South Hill park. The death was featured on the popular television series Unsolved Mysteries," which rebroadcast the segment Wednesday evening. John Evans said he and Sue Evans brought the suit because they are displeased with the way the investigation has been handled. Now we want the documents primarily to conduct our own investigation because we believe the citys investigation has been woefully inadequate, John Evans said. I call it a non-investigation. In a related development, the Spokane City Council on Monday discussed the Evans case in a closed-door executive session, and council members agreed not to have the case reviewed by an outside police agency, officials said Wednesday. was lowered, Krahenbuhl said. 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