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www.pantagraph.com FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2002 50 Cents CONNECTING CENTRAL ILLINOIS EAGRAPH 7 T I Cleanup continues at collapsed Yuton elevator Business Art house APPEAL Local artists9 work adds color and life to Normal couple's home Focus r - nMitr L..JSjC . cm fa nana 1 O o J Rifle linked to 11 of 14 attacks referred to a robbery-homicide in "Montgomery" not, in itself, enough to prompt authorities to call police in that Alabama city. The next day, a priest in Ashland, Va., received a call from someone who said he was God and mentioned a crime in Montgomery, Ala., according to the Rev. Pat Apuzzo, spokesman for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Apuzzo said the priest, Monsignor' William V. Sullivan, dismissed the call as a prank. After a shooting in Ashland Saturday, task force members visited Sullivan at his church Sunday, according to Apuzzo, and the priest told them about the call. SEE SNIPER PAGE A5 The AR-15 is the civilian form of the M-16 military assault rifle. As a soldier, Muhammad received a Marksmanship Badge with expert rating the highest of three ratings in use of the M-16, according to Army records. Police also found a scope and tripod in the car, a law enforcement source said. In handcuffs and a green prison jumpsuit, Muhammad appeared in a Baltimore federal courthouse patrolled by a dozen federal marshals armed with high-powered rifles. Muhammad is due back in court Tuesday on a federal firearms charge stemming from a 2000 court order in Tacoma, Wash., that barred Muhammad from harassing or using force against an ex-wife and their children. U.S. District Court Magistrate Beth P. Gesner made no mention of the sniper killings. Muhammad spoke little during the 10-minute hearing. When Gesner asked if he understood the charge, he quietly answered, "Yes, ma'am." Malvo is considered by the court to be a juvenile, and all of his proceedings are closed. Police said he was being held as a material witness, pending charges, and they did not identify him. A law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, outlined developments that led to the arrests: On Thursday, Oct. 17, a Montgomery County, Md., public information officer received a call from someone they now believe was the sniper. The caller ASSOCIATED PRESS ROCKVILLE, Md. One of America's most extraordinary manhunts culminated Thursday in the arrests of an Army veteran and a teenager, asleep at a roadside rest stop perpetrators, authorities believe, of a bloody, three-week sniping spree that left 10 people dead and multitudes paralyzed by fear. John Allen Muhammad, 41 arrested with 17-year-old John Lee Malvo appeared in court, and was ordered held without bail. Both, said Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose, are considered suspects in the sniper attacks. I Call to task force may have been key to tracking down suspects I Timeline of sniper attacks, investigation, arrests Page A5 A gun found in the suspects' car a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle had been linked by ballistics to 11 of the 14 Washington, D.C.,-area shootings, including one in which no one was injured, said Michael Bouchard, an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Littl e brother has done well i y t i Y.. v v Witnesses' portrayals of Easley vary widely By M.K. Guetersloh PONTIAC BUREAU CHIEF CHICAGO Witnesses painted two different pictures of Ike Easley Jr. for the Prisoner Review Board during his clemency hearing Thursday in Chicago. Easley, 40, and Roosevelt Lucas, 47, are among the 140 or so death row inmates seeking clemency from Gov. George Ryan. Members of the board also heard arguments for Lucas' clemency petition Thursday A Livingston County jury sentenced Easley and Lucas to death for the Sept. 3, 1987, murder of Pontiac Correctional Center Superintendent Robert Taylor. They broke into Taylor's office, where Easley then repeatedly stabbed Taylor and Lucas beat Taylor with a lead pipe. John Hagedorn, a defense witness, pleaded with the three-member panel for Easley's life, saying, "I am asking you to stop this cycle of violence and not kill my little son's friend." Hagedorn said he and his family have become friends with Easley, after Hagedorn, a criminal justice associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, researched Easley's case. SEE EASLEY BACK PAGE Twin City family cheers Scioscia in World Series By Mark Fltton PANTAGRAPH STAFF NORMAL When Anaheim Angels manager Mike Scioscia leads his team against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in Game 6 of the World Series, he may be the calmest person in his family. That calm isn't genetic, said his brother and sister, who both live in Bloomington-Normal. "If he got it from our family, it was only through reverse osmosis," said his brother, Fred Scioscia, as sister Gail Scioscia Turner laughed with family and friends watching Game 4 on Wednesday. The Scioscias' parents were fiery, demonstrative Italian-Americans, said Fred and Gail. Every one of Mike's games as a Los Angeles Dodger was the World Series to his father. His mother didn't mind running on the field to argue with an umpire when Mike was a Little Leaguer. When it was time for Gail's son to play baseball, the major leaguer offered this advice: "Gail, do not go on the field and yell at the umpires." The Scioscias grew up in Morton, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb. Fred Scioscia came to Bloomington-Normal in 1967, when State Farm transferred him here. He's still with the company. Gail moved to the Twin Cities in 1978 to get her master's degree at Illinois State University, then stayed after graduating. She teaches at Northpoint Elementary School. Their father, Fred W. Scioscia, also lived in the Twin Cities, moving here in 1983 after his wife, Florence, died. He died in 1992. SEE SCIOSCIA BACK PAGE The PantagraphSTEPHANIE OBERLANDER Mike Scioscia Manager, Anaheim Angels, April 2000 to present Position: Catcher Managerial highlights: American League championship, 2002. Sporting News A.L. Manager of the Year, 2002. Player highlights: 2 World Series championships (1981, 1988); 2 all-star games (1989, 1990) Age: 43 Previous baseball jobs: L.A. Dodgers roving instructor 1995-96; Dodgers bench coach, 1997-98; manager, AAA Albu-quergue, 1999 Played: 13 seasons (1980-1992) with L.A. Dodgers TTT 1 "' ' 1 '"' V f ; Judy Scioscia, left, Fred Scioscia and Gail Turner shared a laugh as Fred read a story about Fred and Gail's brother, Anaheim Angels manager Mike Scioscia, just before Game 4 of the World Series. Anaheim is playing San Francisco, which is managed by Mike Scioscia's former teammate Dusty Baker. I Giants defeat Angels 16-4 to take 3-2 lead in World Series Sports INSIDE ABBY D5 CLASSIFIED C6 COMICS B8 CROSSWORD D6 ENTERTAINMENT D6 HOROSCOPE D6 LOTTERY A2 MOVIES D6 OBITUARIES A13 OPINION A15 STOCKS -C4 Career statistics f68 home runs 446 runs batted in .988 fielding percentage 1,441 games played .259 batting average 1,311 hits ISU strikes down proposed protest rules Weather TODAY'S FORECAST Mostly cloudy, rainy . High 48 Low 40 For complete weather information, see Today's Weather on the back page. Copyright 2002 The Pantograph A PULITZER NEWSPAPER shows a number of people in the upper administration and people representing various parts of the campus, both students and staff everybody values the liberal free speech we have at ISU," added Angelo Capparella, a professor of biology and faculty advisor to the Student Environmental Action Coalition, one of the organizations that led the opposition. "I'm very surprised and pleased," added Anthony DiMaggio, a junior in politics and government, a contributor to ISU's alternative newspaper The Indy, and a member of both the Environmental Action Coalition and Peace Action Network. DiMaggio added, however, that he was not pleased with the "flawed" process that produced the proposal without input from student organizations most involved in protests. The Academic Senate's administrative affairs and budget subcommittee had approved the rules that were described as a "discussion document" modeled after rules in place at the University of California at Berkeley. The resolution stated the restrictions would be a way "to ensure that acts of expression, petition and peaceful assembly do not interfere with academic or other programs taking place on campus." tor Boschini, who said, "I will not endorse any policy that governs how, when or where individuals or groups can exercise their right to freedom of expression so long as that expression doesn't violate any existing laws or current policies and respects the rights of others." Most senators agreed current state and local laws as well as university policies are enough to properly regulate protests. "This version is dead," said Lane Crothers, chairman of the Academic Senate and a professor in ISU's department of politics and government. "I think it is a victory that tion of fliers inside university buildings. Opponents, who gathered more than 1,500 signatures on petitions in a week, viewed the proposal as a limit to free speech. The item had been scheduled for debate only Wednesday night and a vote wasn't expected for two weeks, according to the senate's normal procedure. But opposition was so vocal, the senate agreed to move the measure to the action agenda and take an immediate vote. Just one person supported the plan of the more than 50 people in attendance. The action followed a statement from ISU President Vic By Scott Richardson PANTAGRAPH STAFF NORMAL Opponents of a proposed rule to limit when, where and how protests could be held at Illinois State University had reason to celebrate Thursday. The Academic Senate, in an unusual move, voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to quash a measure to limit mass gatherings to four "designated forum areas" on campus. The proposal "highly recommended" 48-hour notice to reserve a spot. The proposal also would have restricted picketing, including a ban on signs with sticks or poles, and on distribu llll 32685"0000f 5 sections, 96 pages

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