Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on December 3, 1993 · Page 1
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Santa Cruz, California
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Aptos girls volleyball coach quits amid controversy YOUIUUIDIT0 NEW SEASON 0 Cliff Kapololu Friday, Dec 3, 1993 SC1290466 09079 01 8601 3AY fllCR'JFlLM, INC. 1115 t ARJUES AVE D SUMNVvALEt CA 9086 Serving the community since U&6 iUj-i jL-ijU-i w I . V It- 1 ; A 2 . rCl . . n identified snnatos cuas By RON SONENSHINE and DAN REED San Francisco Chronicle PETALUMA - Two classmates of Polly Klaas have positively identified Richard Allen Davis, a convicted kidnapper, as the man who abducted the 12-year-old girl from a slumber party October 1, The San Francisco B Related stones A12 Chronicle has learned. The identification by the two Petaluma Junior High School seventh-graders came amid questions over how Davis slipped through the law enforcement system when Sonoma County sheriff's deputies unknowingly helped him pull his car from a dark roadside ditch little more than an hour after the abduction. That episode has produced tensions between the Petaluma Police Department, which is heading the kidnap investigation, and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department, which says its deputies had no way of linking Davis to Please see KLAAS back page 'v.;; The Associated Press Richard Allen Davis in the Mendocino County Courthouse on Thursday. Poise let free ice space Freedom man says he'll pay for satellite station By GREG BEEBE Sentinel staff writer FREEDOM The problem: vandalism, graffiti and other crimes in an area three miles removed from Watsonville Police headquarters. The solution: a satellite police station, with concerned merchants paying the rent. Businesses in the Freedom area bordering the city limits near Green Valley Road are providing free office space for a Police Department satellite station on Aspen Way and Penny Lane. "There's been a problem out there with graffiti and vandalism and so we got together and tried to figure out what to do," said Robert Longacre, a 69-year-old architect who is giving the Police Department free space valued at $550 a month in his three-unit office building on Aspen Way and Penny Lane. "I had a vacancy and I felt that I could furnish one of the units for free to the police," he explained. Two tenants had previously moved out of Longacre's building because of concerns about crime. "I lost them both because of fear," he said. The mini-station location cuts response time to the Green Valley area and provides a valuable "community presence," said WPD Sgt. Manny Solano. The substation skirts the jagged borderline between the city's northeastern limits and the county's unincorporated area, patrolled Please see SA TELL1TE -A7 BEACH FLATS REVISITED , ; ' A struggle for change A year after a Sentinel special report on Santa Cruz's Beach Flats neighborhood, things are better, if only marginally. Sunday, reporters examino now residents and community leaders have bucked the odds and made a difference. t: ,-v-, Patches of morning fog, , otherwise mostly sunny. - : . -., Highs from the upper 50s to the low 70s. Lows from the 30s to the low 50s. Page A16 Printed on recycled paper W eavy art - f""' 1 ,i 1 3m s ! t '-'.V' - - 3 : . v-; : w'. v, j j . . -"vW '-'i ' i If t . .... . . v . .....'-.- w ,... f . ' ' iJ X 4 ! 4 ' -y X , ' . ...... - - , v , - . V 'Vi ' 4 Bill LoveioySentinel Richard Deutsch guides his terrazzo from a forklift to a truck for transport. It takes a forklift to move this art Sentinel staff report SWANTON When Richard Deutsch hangs a piece of his art, he usually needs more than a couple of push pins to hold them in place. The Swanton artist, who works with marble chips, cement and bronze in the ancient Italian discipline of terrazzo, used a forklift, truck and trailer to move his latest piece of work, a five-ton monument to the land and people of San Benito County, to the new county building in Hollister on Wednesday. The two-part sculpture is created of granite native to the area; stone were donated to the project by the Granite Rock Co. from its Aromas quarry. Deutsch worked two months with assistant Ro land Law to complete the work commissioned by the San Benito County Arts Commission. The job required two solid weeks of polishing alone. Scenes depicted on the work include the Pinnacles National Monument, the mission at San Juan Bautista as well as landscapes portraying the county's agricultural roots and growth. . The piece of work was put in place Thursday. No date has been set for an unveiling. It is the first public art project in San Benito County history, according to the artist. Deutsch has sold work to many municipalities, including the City of Santa Cruz, and has a piece in the Smithsonian. A graduate of UC Santa Cruz, he has lived in Santa Cruz County since 1974. Manslaughter plea entered Shawn Kenneth McGuinness pleaded no contest to manslaughter Thursday. Page A2 Cancer gene identified Scientists have tracked down a frawed gene that causes about 10 percent of all colon cancer, one of the most common inherited disorders, and say it should quickly lead to the first broadly used genetic screening test. Page C1 Oxnard gunman kills four Alan Winterboume shot three people at an Oxnard unemployment office, then killed police Officer Jim O'Brien before being gunned down by police in nearby Ventura. Page A9 Head of Medellin cocaine cartel surrounded by 500 officers By ROBERT D. McFADDEN The New York Times MEDELLIN, Colombia - Pablo Escobar, who rose from the slums of Colombia to become one of the world's most murderous and successful cocaine traffickers, was killed in a hail of gunfire on Thursday in a rooftop shootout with security forces in his hometown of Medellin, officials in Bogota reported. Caught in a hideout in the heart of the city that served as the base of a drug empire that reached across the Western Hemisphere and Europe in the 1980s, the 44-year-old fugitive with an $8.7-mil-iion price on his head was surrounded by a cordon of 500 police officers and soldiers and shot to death, officials said. A bodyguard was also reported slain. Authorities said Escobar and his bodyguard raced to the roof and fired at troopers who raided their two-story house in a commandolike operation, and were shot dead as they tried to escape over the rooftops. Witnesses said the raiders fired weapons into the air in jubilation and shouted, "We won!" Officials said that Escobar had been traced through telephone calls he had made in recent days while planning the kidnapping of prominent Colombians to pressure the government into accepting his conditions for surrender: chiefly protection for his wife and children from rival drug gangs bent on revenge. The killing of a drug lord who amassed an illicit $4-billion fortune and was blamed for the murder of hundreds from presidential candidates and judges to police offi- fix M The Associated Press 1 983 file photo of Pablo Escobar watching a soccer game in Medellin. Death only a symbolic victory? Back page cers, journalists, and innocent bystanders ended a 16-month manhunt launched after his escape from prison in July 1992. It also ended a life of crime that began with selling stolen tombstones, made him an uncrowned king with estates and airplane fleets, won him a place in the National Assembly, and earned him a Please see DRUG LORD BACK PAGE Judge restrains abortion protests Local clinic sought protection By DONNA KIMURA Sentinel staff writer SANTA CRUZ - A Santa Cruz clinic has pushed back abortion protesters who have congregated outside its doors every Thursday. The Choice Medical Group obtained a temporary restraining order against the county's most vocal anti-abortion crusader, Edith Manchester, and others who demonstrate in front of the site. "We decided now is the time," said David Ross, the Santa Cruz attorney who worked to obtain the restriction Wednesday. "It's getting a little scary." The restraining order prevents abortion protesters from coming within 10 feet of any clinic employee or anyone entering or leaving the facility. Abortion-rights advocates said it is the first restraining order of its kind in Santa Cruz County. Both sides of the abortion battle meet in court Dec. 20 to discuss permanent injunctions. "We think it is a total violation of our First Amendment rights," Manchester said. "Since we don't Edith Manchester is president of Voice for Life. do anything to block access or harass anyone, we don't believe we have forfeited our rights at all." For at least three years, a handful of abortion opponents have protested at the clinic every Thursday the day abortions are performed. No one has been arrested at the medical offices since 1989 when 34 Operation Rescue supporters were taken away by sheriffs deputies. The climate, however, has grown more hostile, according to Genevieve Grein, clinical manager and nurse practitioner of the medical group. 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