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Spokane, Washington
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Saturday, July 17, 1999
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V Spokane, Wash. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Saturday, July 17, 1999 Page B3 Northwest 1Z Hi3i di d 1 ; t VI J .JMU jgjh Supremacist, missing gay man linked? Police say Hendrick, California murder suspect both went to Ul By Bill Morlin and Andrea Vogt Staff Writers Detectives investigating the disappearance of a gay man attending the University of Idaho are interested in a former student already under suspicion in the deaths of two homosexuals in California. Double-murder suspect Benjamin Matthew Williams, now in custody in Redding, Calif., attended the University of Idaho at the same time as William Wil Hendrick. Hendrick, 25, has not been seen or heard from since Jan. 10, when he disappeared after attending a back-to-school drinking party at a Moscow apartment. His unlocked car was found the next day in a parking lot near the Moscow Hotel. Hendrick disappeared less than a month after Williams called friends in Pullman and Coeur dAlene, attempting to locate Dan Martin, a mutual friend. Martin said Friday he doesnt think Hendrick and Williams knew each other. Investigators have no proof at this point that Williams, who left Moscow in 1996, was back in the area at the time of Hendricks disappearance. But Williams friends in Coeur dAlene, Moscow and Pullman say they were contacted by him late last year. Its not known where Williams was when he called. In one telephone call a few days I Former congressman LaRocco not running for seat Associated Press BOISE Former, Democratic congressman Larry LaRocco said on Friday that he has decided against trying to win back the 1st District seat he lost to Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth in 1994. Ive run five times since 1982 in general elections, in major races in Idaho, and each one of these decisions was personal with my family, he said in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C., where he works for the American Bankers Hie County Lines IDAHO Benewah County St. Maries St. Maries Kiwanis is sponsoring a Fly-in and Campout at the St. Maries airport this weekend in conjunction with the St. Maries Art Festival. The public is invited to a dinner today at 6 p.m. at the airport. The St. Maries Charpber of Commerce will offer a bus to transport people from the airport to the festival at Cherry Bend Boat Park. The bus will be available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Bonner County Sandpoint Panhandle Health District is sponsoring an Immunization Fair Mondays through Aug. 30 from 1-4:30 p.m. The fair will feature games, cake, a fishing booth and a chance to win a mountain bike, while giving parents an opportunity to update child immunizations. No appointment is necessary. For information, call (208) 263-5159. The fair is made possible by the . Sandpoint Rotaiy Club. Boundary County Bonners Ferry The Boundary County Community Action Agency is seeking a cook and a group interested in continuing the Community Kitchen. The kitchen serve? meals to seniors every Thursday. For information, call Christine at (208) 267-3663. Kootenai County CoeurdAlene The Coeur dAlene Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest opened roads 406H and 1552F In the Sage Creek area July 9. These roads are scheduled to close Oct. 10. The area can be closed ahead of schedule without advance notice. A wood permit is required to gather fuel wood. All fire safety equipment is required in the area. For further information, call the Fernan office at (208) 769-3C100. Detailed maps of the area are available at the office. Latah County Moscow Latah County commissioners and fair board members met Tuesday to o' JL WHAT'S NEXT Timellna The FBI and Shasta County, Calif., detectives likely are putting together a timeline, attempting to determine the whereabouts of Benjamin Matthew Williams and his brother, Tyler, earlier this year. Investigators will attempt to determine whether either of the suspects in the deaths of two gay men traveled to the Northwest or were here when Ul student Wil Hendrick disappeared. before Hendrick disappeared, Williams cried and became hysterical when he learned his friend Martin was publicly identifying himself as gay- Moscow Police Chief Dan Weaver confirmed Friday that detectives investigating Hendricks disappearance have contacted Shasta County, Calif., investigators regarding a possible Williams connection. i , At this point, theres absolutely no link that we can find,! Weaver said, but its something we re going to continue checking out. j Hendricks father, retired law enforcement officer Keith Hendrick of Lewiston, said he had been wondering about Williams as well. My question was if he might have been in the area when Wil disappeared, Hendrick said Friday. The FBI and Shasta County detectives likely are putting together a timeline, attempting to determine the whereabouts of Williams and his Securities Association. Even though the tug towards public service has been pretty strong over the last year or so, Ive opted for a life of privacy. Ill try and make my contributions in other ways. LaRocco said the fact that Chenoweth is not seeking a fourth term and it will be a presidential election year made next years race more enticing and, in his view, winnable. I also havej a strong desire to stop this lurch to discuss the $1.8 million fairground levy. The group discussed other opportunities for Improving the fairgrounds, including acquiring 2.92 acres from the North Latah Highway District adjacent to the fairgrounds. Fair board members met with representatives of the highway district, which would be willing to relocate if there was a similar I building in another location. The current fairground proposal includes remodeling the exhibit building and replacing the grange and commercial buildings. i Shoshone County Kellogg The Kellogg City Council has voted to keep medical insurance for employees. The council renewed its insurance with QualMed, despite a 37 percent increase in insurance costs. The council had to make the decision to keep continuing coverage on the citys 22 employees or change providers by Aug. 1. The coverage includes office visits for employees and families, preventive care, j hospitalization and prescriptions. WASHINGTON Pend Oreille County Selkirk Despite a trend of waning student numbers, the Selkirk School Board is planning for the 1999-2000 schapi year to be very similar to last years. The budget is based on 380 students. The district ended 1998-99 with 396 students. The district over-estimated student numbers, budgeting foi415 last year, then finding itself in ' financial trouble when fewer children showed up at the door. ORATING MASTERS I N ST I T V T E brother, Tyler, earlier this year. Investigators will attempt to determine whether either of the suspects traveled to the Northwest or were here when Hendrick disappeared. Murder charges against the Williams brothers are expected to be filed soon in Shasta County, where investigators still were waiting Friday for laboratory results. Authorities have charged Matt Williams, 31, and Tyler Williams, 29, with possession of a stolen credit card. The card belonged to one of two gay men found shot to death on July 1 in Happy Valley, near Redding. Friends say Matt Williams was deeply involved in a white supremacy religion known as Christian Identity that denounces homosexuality and Judaism. One Christian Identity minister who Williams admired circulates literature advocating the killing of homosexuals. The Williams brothers also are under investigation by the FBI as possible suspects in the June 18 firebombing of three synagogues in Sacramento. On that same date in 1984, another group of Christian Identity extremists from the Northwest, The Order, assassinated a Jewish talk show host in Denver. Hendrick and Williams attended the University of Idaho- at the same time, during 1995-1996. Both were friends with Martin, although at different times. Hendrick attended Ul starting in fall 1995 and got to know Martin only after Martin came out as openly gay the following August. That was a few months after Williams had left the Spokane County Chattaroy A pair of 1999 Riverside High School graduates received Eastern Washington University scholarships for the coming year. Mandy Moskwik, daughter of Lawrence and Marilynn Moskwik of Elk, received a $2,000 Presidential Scholarship. Dustin Dinning, son of Dennis and Anita Dinning of Chattaroy, received a $2,500 Academics Honors Scholarship. Whitman County Pullman A Washington State University autism research study needs autistic children or those with another pervasive developmental disorder aged 12 and under who live in the Pullman area to participate free of charge. The two-year, $21,000 program will study animal-assisted therapy for people with autism. The study is designed to work with children in private, tri-weekly videotaped therapy sessions over a 15-week period. Anyone interested should contact Francois Martin at (509) 335-4569 or MONTANA Lincoln County Libby Steven Jesse Duthrie, 49, was arrested on charges of felony assault, kidnapping and misdemeanor theft Tuesday afternoon after a Rosauers employee reported he pulled a knife on her in the store parking lot and demanded a ride. Duthrie turned himself into the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office shortly after the incident. The woman was unharmed. i Some of the information in County Lines comes from readers tips and from community newspapers. Send your tips by fax to County Lines at (208) 765-7149, by mail to County Lines, The Idaho Spokesman-Review, 608 Northwest Blvd., Suite 200, Coeur dAlene 83814, or by e-mail to You can make your house a Beautiful 3Gome! tun Faux Finishes Stenciling Decorative Painting j July 26-31,1999 Intro to Faux Finishes Fabutous Faux for Wans Faux tor Furniture t Maibing Made Easy Faux-Cus on Textures Focus on Floors 'AftsicStenclIng Extraordinary Stenaing 'Trompe L'oal Shuttered Window Nancy Jones, DM1 Certified Instructor Call (509) 928-2726 for details Palouse. Martin, 25, now works for Stonewall Health Project, an HIV-awareness group for gay men on the Palouse. From last September until Hendrick disappeared in January, the group held meetings at the house where Hendrick lived with his partner, Jerry Schutz. Schutz said hes certain neither he nor Hendrick ever met Matt Williams. I was trying to figure out if there was connection, Schutz said Friday. Unless Matt was actually in Moscow (in January), its really hard to say. Williams did try to contact Martin around Christmas through mutual friends, but never was able to get his phone number. Even so, Martin doesnt believe the cases are linked. I think theres no connection there whatsoever, he said. A late-night party wouldnt be Matthews style. Martin and Williams met in 1994 after being placed in the same support group while both attended Living Faith Fellowship, a large evangelical Christian church in Pullman. Martin and Williams became best friends, exchanging poems and going on weekend trips. During a backpacking trip, the two went skinny-dipping in a wilderness lake east of Sandpoint. During that same trip, the pair climbed Moose Mountain. At the top, Martin said, they celebrated by stripping off their clothes and yelling. They sat there naked for an hour, joking about what Living Faith leaders would say if they could see them, Martin recalled. the right that Idaho seems to be bent on, he said. But in the long run, Im just opting for family. LaRocco and his wife, Christine, and their son, Matthew, who lives in Portland, are working together in a new public affairs consulting firm. LaRocco aid he hopes to return to Idaho and would not rule out someday running for some office. The former Boise stockbroker lost his bid for a third term in Congress by almost 22,000 votes out of about 200,000 that were cast in 1994. Tonights Powerball Jackpot Is an estimated $23 MILLION! Congratulations to an Idaho player who won $5,000 In last Wednesdays Wild Card 2 drawing. Tonight's Wild Card 2 jackpot Is an estimated $650,000. For all your current lottery information visit us at: LOTTERY UPDATE IS PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY M THE EVENT Of A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE NUMBERS SHOWN HERE AND THE IDAHO LOTTERY'S OFFICIAL LIST OF WINNWT NUMBEPS TE LATTER ShAlL PREVAIL FQn MORE INFOPMAT'QN CA' L 206 j34 2600 V V utiiilllli Home Buyer Education: A Chance to Learn... A Chance to Own. Is home ownership right for you? Come learn about the benefits, including information on how to access affordable housing programs. You may qualify for reduced mortgage insurance and down payment assistance. Tuesday, July 20 (Part I) Wednesday, July 21 (Part II) 5:30 -9:30 p.m. 1317 Ist Street, Coeur dAlene Classes are FREE and include a training manual and expert speakers. Call 664-3095, ext 2 1 2 to register. - Pre-registration required Space is limited. Childcare available. Sponsored by StVincent de Paul and the Idaho Partners for Home Buyer Education, Inc. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1999 POifER 01 06 25 29 32 POWERBALL NUMBER 09 A A 18 20 25 26 31 WILD CARD: JACK OF FRIDAY, JtJLY 16, 1999 EFUSUT 10 13 21 07 22 tNL Home!

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