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The Atlanta Journal from Atlanta, Georgia • 25

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1 JS 3 yy foi A rn Tn ltaul 11 section ljC Atlanta 2tanmM Tuesday august 21 1990 US Supreme Court halts execution Even family pleaded for mercy Please see INMATE C4 Bell draws praise and concern GWINNETT OeKALB Source: Local and state school systems and US Dept of Education Tim LeeStaff Rick 4 School system: Cobb Elementary school: 750 Middle school: 1250 High school: 2000 School system: DeKalb Elementary school: 980 Middle school: 1490 High school: 1490 School system: Atlanta Elementary school: 450 Middle school: 624 High school: 970 School system: ultor Elementary school: 7: Middle school: 1000 High school: 1800 School system: Gwinnett Elementary school: 1100 Middle school: 1500 High school: 2000 The US Supreme Court to day halted sched uled execution of William Neal Moore whose case had attracted pleas for clemency from Mother Teresa Jesse Jackson and mem bers of the family who By David Rendered Staff writer By Mark Sherman and Kathy Scruggs Staff writers By Bill Montgomery Staff writer been referred to the full court by Justice Anthony Kennedy It granted the stay this and invited the state of Georgia to respond with in 30 days On an April night in 1974 Moore 23 year old soldier from declared that death was job not the Moore 39 was scheduled to be executed at 7 pm Wednesday for the 1974 slaying of 77 year old redger Stapleton of Wrens The Supreme order said an application for a stay had nearby ort Gordon was drunk broke and depressed over his desertion He climbed through a window into the home of Mr Stapleton who reputedly had squirreled away $20000 in cash Moore was greeted with a shotgun blast the shot missed School system: Clayton Elementary school: 600 MiHHIa crhnnh 7OC XHigh school: 1200 John SpmkStaff was approved by the City Council within an hour of his nomination Monday as chief of police: Council members who crowded around ormer chief rated him in morals LARGER SCHOOLS: Proponents say they are cost effective but others say costing students the closeness of a community school Eldrin Bell whose 30 year career on the police force has been marked by constant controversy vestigation of Chief alleged role in a 1975 promotion exam cheating scandal in the the mayor and Chief Bell at City Hall ex oepartment said based on my experience he Bell does not reflect great respect for ethical Police investigators determined that Chief Bell did not participate in the scheme although he may have known about it Mr Thrower who heads the city Ethics 51 Julie McIver and Harris share a keen interest in their education at a A Lawrenceville elementary school but they take opposite sides on the debate over how big is too big when it comes to public schools schools are so big and the attendance districts so large that no feeling at all of having community Mrs McIver said in favor of bigger schools because with more students got the size to generate payment for more Mr Harris said Business and community leaders hailed the appointment of Eldrin A Bell as chief of Atlanta police Monday but the man he suc ceeded rated the new chiefs and moral standards as Chief Bell whose 30 year career has been marked by constant controversy was ap proved by the City Council within an hotfr of his nomination But Morris Redding who retired as chief last month was less enthusiastic about Chief Bell when interviewed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation In that interview one of scores conduct ed by the GBI in background checks on the five finalists for the job Mr Redding rated Chief judgment as a five on a scale of 10 and said he was a hard worker but not a team player Chief Bell the 20th head of the Atlanta Police Department was appointed to a four year term by Mayor Maynard Jackson is a happy day in the city of Atlan said Mayor Jackson Chief Bell the person best qualified to lead the Atlanta po lice force and especially at this challenging time He knows the community and the community knows Chief Bell who is expected to earn about $80000 annually becomes the top cop in a city that wants to host the 1996 Olympics but has been the crime capital two years running He is faced with a possible gang problem and is being pressured to make streets safer the word go forth lawlessness and drug trafficking and gangs are not welcome in Chief Bell said going to be like a dose of cobalt and penicillin Randolph Thrower who headed an in schools are among the largest in the na tion and that situation likely will continue The county board of education is expected today to call for a $135 million school construction bond ref erendum that keeps capacities at 1100 students in elemen tary schools 1500 in middle schools and 2000 in high schools gut tells me just way too large to develop' a sense of said Lawrenceville parent Judith Benoff But Gwinnett School Su perintendent George Thompson says the size of Gwinnett schools is nego schools are more cost he said cause you need fewer school buildings and your support staff supports a larger num ber of students and Please see SCHOOL C4 Enrollment targets Numbers set by various metro Atlanta public school systems: National target average Elementary school: 300 399 Middle schoolHigh school: 1000 1499 Georgia target average Elementary school: 450 Middle school: 624 Highschool: 970 sf School size debate Is bigger better? pressed no desire to see the GBI background report saying they knew enough to confirm him GBI report did not produce any thing Mayor Jackson told more than 100 political business community and police leaders in attendance Chief Bell 54 has Board said Chief evasiveness and fail been the subject of a half dozen internal ure to cooperate in the investigation state an( federal investigations during his ed Please see BELL C3 NORTH COBB (NITON Al A 1 I A A A '3 i ti I A Mom offers guilty plea in killing Hl By Mark Curriden Staff writer A Smyrna woman accused of killing her handicapped daugh ter agreed on Monday to plead guilty to the charge but only if the court also declares her men tally ill Barbara Monroe 65 will plead guilty to voluntary man slaughter and be sentenced to five years in prison under the agreement attorneys in the case said Because the agreement stip ulates that Mrs Monroe be de dared mentally ill the pleading will not be final until physical and psychological tests later this week Cobb Superior Court Judge Grant Brantley will hear the results of the tests riday and rule on the plea at that time see any reason why the judge would not agree to de clare her mentally said Jim i my Berry Mrs attor ney think she just had a men Calvin CruceStaff I 4' L2 Barbara Monroe (center) stands with attorney Jimmy Berry in court tai breakdown Previous tests support this Mrs Monroe shot and killed her daughter Gail Terrell in November 1988 The defense had maintained that the shoot ing was accidental and that Mrs Monroe was probably trying to kill herself when she shot her daughter Prosecutors said it was a mercy killing Mrs Terrell had epilepsy and cerebral palsy and suffered up to 10 seizures a day She also was mentally retarded She had high medical costs and had be come a financial burden to the Monroes police say Because of Mrs age mental condition and lack of a criminal record attorneys said she could be paroled within a year if the five year sentence is imposed She would spend her incarceration at a state cor rectional mental hospital is a very unique case in that even the husband of the victim and her family do not want the defendant to go to pris prosecutor rank Cox said Krause barred from spending estate By Anne Cowles Staff writer A DeKalb County judge Monday barred Hans Juergen Krause from disposing of any remaining assets in the estate of his slain wife Coijnie Vance Krause Probate judge Marion Guess further ordered Mr Krause whose in laws allege in a lawsuit that he killed his wife to file with the court an inven tory of the estate by Sept 20 "I have to provide an ac counting of the income assets and liabilities of the estate which make a whole heck of a lot of sense to Mr Krause said after hearing Mr Krause who was ap pointed administrator of the es tate in ebruary said he has see KRAUSE C4 Budget cuts may mean job layoffs New state workers most likely to go By Rhonda Cook Staff writer The General chief budget analyst on Monday predicted that hundreds of state workers probably will lose their jobs this fall to meet $450 million in budget cuts It would be the first such lay off in state government since 1977 think there will be some RIs some reductions in: legislative budget officer Pete Hackney told members of the House Ways and Means Committee A spokesman for Gov Joe rank Harris said the governor was encouraging budget officials to reduce the state work force through attrition but did not rule out the layoffs this point in time he say with absolute certainty thatlayoffs will not said Richard Stancil the press secretary Last tax revenues fell more than $200 million short and Mr Hackney said this 1991 $78 billion budget needed to be cut by another $275 million The layoffs would come de spite the windfall from last PleasV see LAYOS C4 I '''Cajil Hfln KJ son fa BB fll CUSuhc Tom ReedSpecial Raring to go Maloof says DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Manuel Maloof left Emory Hos pital on Monday just five days after having nis leg amputated below the knee He was in high spirits and eager to get back in action I.

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