The Modesto Bee from Modesto, California on February 17, 1985 · 22
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The Modesto Bee from Modesto, California · 22

Modesto, California
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Sunday, February 17, 1985
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8-6 Sun Feb 17 1985 0 say can you See's Downtown Los Angeles never looked so appetizing Artist Ellen Lampert did this 8-foot-wide sculpture out of 1 000 pounds of chocolate donated by See's Candies The sweet-tooth's dream will be auctioned Thursday PG&E facility destroyed by bomb — no one hurt The Associated Press BRENTWOOD - A bomb destroyed a Pacific Gas & Electric Co substation early Saturday and police defused a bomb at a similar facility less than a mile away authorities said There were no reported injuries in the 4:39 am explosion and fire said Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Sgt Larry Johnson No one claimed responsibility for the bombs said PG&E spokesman Tony Led-well The blast at the unoccupied substation knocked out power to about 1300 customers for several minutes before electricity was rerouted Ledwell said “I don’t think I would call the bomb crude” Johnson said “It did a lot of damage It’s difficult to say though how much of the damage was done by the bomb and how much by the fire There was oil all around” Fireworks maker bankrupt The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Fireworks magnate W Patrick Moriarty facing trial this month on mail fraud and racketeering charges has declared bankruptcy under pressure from creditors and cited debts of more than $115 million The declaration was made in late December but discussed Friday by Moriarty’s attorney Alan Pitt and James Stang the lawyer for bankruptcy trustee Richard Pachulski "PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR TWO BEST FRIENDS" DR GLEN BELL DPM Inc 1717 COFFEE RD (across from Memorial Hospital) 529-4321 The Modesto Bee UP! photo The fire burned out by itself within about two hours About an hour later PG&E workers inspected the second substation and found another explosive device Johnson said Ledwell described the device as “a plastic bag with wires” Johnson confirmed that description but said he didn’t want to give further details because “it might offer a lead to whoever did this” It was “just a quirk” that the second bomb didn’t go off Johnson said The device was defused and removed by a bomb squad from the University of California-Berkeley Police Johnson said The sheriff’s department lab is analyzing the device and handling the investigation “There were no phone calls no notes” Ledwell said “We have not had any problems with bombings in many years” The federal court trial scheduled for Feb 26 hinges on an alleged bribery scheme to obtain a license for a Moriarty-backed poker parlor in the City of Commerce The bankruptcy is a separate action and is not expected to affect the trial Moriarty founder of Anaheim-based Pyrotronics Corp is also under investigation by the US attorney’s office and the Orange County district attorney’s office for allegations of money laundering bribery and fraud YOUR FEET CARRY A LOT OF WEIGHT! BE NICE TO THEM - SEE DR BELL TODAY HE WILL HELP YOU TO BE NICE TO YOUR FEET Items may be linked The Associated Press TORRANCE — The discovery of the ears of a rabbit a black robe and a distinctive dark candle could substantiate the testimony of children allegedly molested at a suburban preschool it was reported Saturday A special task force investigating the McMartin Pre-School molestation case found the items at a house occupied by the girlfriend of a man already in jail on child molestation charges unrelated to the McMartin case The Daily Breeze quoting an unidentified source close to the McMartin investigation said the find could eventually back up statements made by McMartin preschoolers A 10-year-old boy who has been testifying for the past two weeks in the preliminary hearing for seven former teachers accused of 208 counts of child molestation has said one of them Raymond Buckey 26 cut the ears off rabbits to scare the children into silence The boy has also described black-robed strangers in a church moaning in a candlelight ceremony before Buckey sacrificed animals at the altar Deputy District Attorney Glenn Stevens said the find was “highly coincidental” and he is tEFiamew6i'ks?n 1 SALE on all packaged metal frame kits Buy one — pay V for the 2nd picture frame Posters in stock — 20 to 50 off Ail Redimade Picture Frames - 20-50 off 523-6734 Otter good through 2625-M Coffee Rd Western Plaza Feb28tl Modesto CA 95355 t “cautious about drawing any conclusions at this point” Sheriff’s deputies searched the woman’s house Thursday night after a former McMartin preschooler recognized a news photograph of accused child molester Robert H Winkler Winkler 35 is awaiting trial on charges of molesting children under the guise of babysitting services at the Coco Palms Motel in Torrance where he had lived until his arrest Dec 26 The preshooler identified Winkler as one of the many “strangers” who molested 41 students at the Manhattan Beach preschool and at a “devil Ridiculed The Associated Press SOUTH EL MONTE - A man opened fire at a crowd of people standing outside a disco early Saturday as they teased him about his poor driving leaving one victim dead and wounding another man who pursued him authorities said Booked for investigation of murder was Long Than H Lam 30 of Carson who was taken into custody by a private security guard near the Golden Foun to McMartin case house” where adults dressed as Satan and tigers The two child witnesses who have testified so far in the McMartin hearing have both described field trips to private homes a farm a church a market and a “circus” house where they were molested Investigators believe the circus house may be the same as the devil house where other children have placed Winkler the newspaper reported A member of the sheriff’s Sexual Exploitation of Children Task Force said Winkler “is motorist shoots 2 tain Club The shooting occurred after a man ran over the curb while trying to park across the street from the disco and a group of-people standing outside began laughing at him and chiding his driving skills Deputy Robert Stonemansaid The infuriated driver got out of the car and opened fire with a semi-automatic pistol killing Daniel Lee Schwieterman 19 of South El Monte Stoneman said Another man in the crowd Persons with information or knowledge regarding the following accidents in Modesto Ca (1) A pedestrian accident of 7-26-81 at 12th & B-St involving the M&ET Railroad (2) Any pedestrian accidents involving the M&ET Railroad (3) Any other pedestrian or vehicular accidents involving the M&ET Railroad PLEASE CALL COLLECT: AREA CODE 209 TT! 224-78 4 being investigated as a possible uncharged suspect in the McMartin preschool investigations” Winkler’s attorney Ronald Capel declined to comment until he is informed of the allegations by authorities but said Winkler has never lived at the home where the items were found At Winkler’s apartment depu ties said they found “cult’ books which led them to question whether the case was related to the devil worship the children in the McMartin case have described Samuel Quintero 26 got in his car and chased the gunman as he drove away but Quintero was found a few blocks from the disco his head bleeding from a gunshot wound and his car smashed into another automobile Stoneman said A security guard who witnessed the initial shooting captured Lam without incident near the discotheque Temple City sheriff deputies arrived and arrested Lam for investigation of murder 8:30 AM TO 5:30 PM

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