The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on October 8, 1980 · Page 9
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The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina · Page 9

Greenwood, South Carolina
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Wednesday, October 8, 1980
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f V 3f J ;v V"! ? ; " V ... . ' J- ury deliberates former OCALA, Fla. (AP) The fate of Ray Taylor, murder defendant and former prosecutor, reied today with 12 jurors he saji were picked because, "the staje wouldn't convince you that 1 afn a fiend or a ghoul." f he jury of eight women and four men was to resume deliberating today in Taylor's first-def ree murder trial. The panel mft for 2V4 hours without reaching a verdict after receiving the case late Tuesday. Taylor, in what he called "the most important case I've ever argued," told Jurors to "send me to the cage," if they believed he was guilty. "If you don't, or if you have reasonable doubt, then let me go home. I'm ready," he said in an impassioned, homespun closing argument. Earlier, Assistant State Attorney Al Simmons told the jury that several murder plans fell through before Taylor arranged a 1977 ambush meant to kill a millionaire whose estate Taylor intended to represent. Taylor, 34, was charged in Sweet Western Honeydews each Yellow Onions 303 Cans Standard Tomatoes 21 oz. Thank You Blueberry Pie Filling .790 18 oz. Ralston Corn Rakes 690 40 oz Big Chief Peanut Butter $1.89 10-22 lbs. Norbest Turkeys lb USDA Choice Bone-in Chuck Roast lb. $1.69 Boneless Chuck Roast ft $igg lb. U USDA Choice 2) connection with the Jan. 8, 1977, ambush death of Walter Scott, S4, of Archer, Fla. Former Wil-liston Mayor Eugene Bailey, 80, who prosecutors say was the target of the alleged plot, was wounded in attack. Two other men with them when Scott's car was ambushed weren't hurt. Clay Taylor, 31, Ray Taylor's fugitive brother, was described by Florida prosecutors as the actual trigger man. He fled after posting a $20,000 bond. Paul Allen, 50, of Opelika, Ala., also had been charged with first-degree murder but that was reduced to manslaughter in exchange for his testimony. Taylor told the jury 70 percent of the state's case against him was based on Allen's testimony. "It's my word against Paul Allen's. "Paul Allen is the type who would rather lie when the truth would serve him better," the defendant said. "He is completely unworthy of belief." Simmons said Taylor plotted to kill Bailey so he would profit from legal fees on Bailey's $2.5 Fresh S3 Green Cabbage We reserve the right to limit quantities. "mm 10 ct. Horn-Maid Limit 12 USDA Choice US DA, vl- rv Mr, - ne T-Bone Steak 99 t lb. Ground Beef Cl3 0 ii x 3TT337) prosecuter s million estate. Taylor went so far as to plan several alibis to protect himself the night of the ambush, Simmons added. "This man is a lawyer, and he knows what evidence it takes to convict people," Simmons said. He attacked the testimony of Gainesville lawyer Larry Turner, who had said that he heard a taped telephone conversation between the Taylor brothers. The recording implicated Clay Taylor and cleared the defendant. Turner testified. cans StteaCx USDA Choice Sirloin Steak $279 Cudahy Franks 890 12 oz. l ill n-il I lip 1 1 U The The Index-Journal, oreenwooo, a.t.., , fate Names in the news Simmons, conceding that while Allen was a "self-confessed con man," he knew that if he lied on the stand, the plea bargain would dissolve and that Allen too, would stand trial on murder charges. Taylor was fired as an assistant attorney general in Dayton, Tenn. after being indicted by the Marion County grand jury last May. He also faces a murder charge in South Carolina in connection with the 1967 drowning death of his 18-year-old wife,. MarUee. LOS ANGELES (AP) Muhammad Ali claims an overdose of thyroid medicine made him "physically unfit" to face Larry Holmes in their heavyweight title fight last week in Las Vegas. Holmes, 30, kept his crown when Ali didn't answer the bell for the 11th round. Speaking at UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday, Ali said he doubled a daily dose of Thyrolar prescribed by his doctor to control a thyroid condition. Ali. 38. underwent tests at the THE BI-LO PLEDGE Every item we sell is guaranteed to your satisfaction. If you're ever disappointed with anything you buy at Bi-Lo, return it; and we II gladly replace it or refund your money. UNCONDITIONALLY! xC&.tCA, President Bi-Lo inc 18 oz. Peanut Butter 790 7 25 oz Macaroni & Cheese 3690 100 ct Tea Bags 790 20 gal.. 20 ct. Trash Bags $1.39 Tall 15 ct. Kitchen Bags 690 12 oz. Substitute Cheese Slices 890 2 ct., 9 in. Pet Ritz Pie Shells 59 Bluebird Concentrated Orange Juice 12 oz. 8 ear Birds Eye Cob Corn Market Sliced Bacon 1 lb. Roll Rath Sausage 890 3 lb. Agar Canned Hams $499 i 1 Index-Journal. Gnwnwood, S C., Wed.. Oct. 8, 19809 center, and doctors said the fighter suffered "no residual damage" from the fight. Dr. Dennis Cope said the Thyrolar overdose "results in fatigue, weakness, and a waste of energy. Six grains is much more than should be normally taken." Ali said he took two pills a day, because a regular dose had increased his vitality and because "all of my vitamins, I always take one extra." NEW YORK (AP) A judge has offered to expunge cocaine possession convictions against film producer Robert Evans and two co-defendants if they agree to help educate youths about the evils of drugs. U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Broderick said he wanted the defendants to use their "extraordinary creative talents" in a national anti-drug education program. "I look forward to the challenge," Evans told reporters outside the courthouse Tuesday. The producer, sentenced to one year's probation, said it was "a great challenge to do someting constructive to show the wrong-ness of drugs. " AMERICUS. Ga. (AP) For the first time since she suffered a broken hip last week. Lillian Carter received solid food, hospital officials have said. The president's 82-year-old mother broke her right hip Thursday when she tripped on a rug while getting up to turn on a television set at her home in nearby Plains. Mrs. Carter was in "excellent spirits" Tuesday, said James Griffith, administrator of Amer-icus-Sumter County Hospital. "During the day she sat up two times, for over one-hour duration on each occasion." ALLEN LUDDEN -Ludden suffers stroke MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Television personality Allen Ludden. longtime host of the television game show "Password," suffered a massive stroke and was in a coma today at Community Hospital here, officials said. Ludden, 62, was in critical condition. He was brought to the hospital Tuesday morning, and his condition had not changed since then, said spokeswoman Marge Peterson. Ludden's wife, actress Betty White, was with him Tuesday. The couple had been vacationing in the Monterey area. The "Password" television series, with Ludden as master of ceremonies, was broadcast on CBS for six years beginning in 1961. It returned to the air in the early 1970s as a syndicated show. Ludden was born in Mineral Point, Wis., and began teaching high school English in Austin. Texas, in 1941. after receiving his bachelor's and master's degrees in English at the University of Texas. He worked briefly at radio station KEYS in Corpus Christ). Texas, before entering the Army in 1942. where he produced and directed 40 shows in the Pacific After World War II. he became the personal manager of Shakes pearean actor Maurice Evans In 1947. Ludden began working on the staff of a playhouse in Connecticut and at radio station WTIC in Hartford. Conn Ludden's career blossomed in 1953 when he became moderator of the radio forerunner of "G E College Bowl ." In Januar 1959. he began nearly four years as moderator of the television version of that show on CBS TV He also served from 1957 59 as program director for WCBS radio in New York Otv From 59 1961. he was director of rograms for all CBS-owned idio stations udden and Miss White mar ried in 1963. one year after his first wife died. He has three chil dren. David. Martha and Sarah. his first marriaee tJiS White and Ludden were jXstarring headliners on sum- er theater circuits after they iet and later appeared together 3"2-rn V on television.

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