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6B DETROIT FREE PRESSFRIDAY, MAR. 6, 1981 i t V.' ' AP Pholo Far from home A huge snowy owl lands on a lumber shed roof in an industrial park in Lancaster, Pa. The bird, which has a 50-inch wingspan, has been seen in the area for the past two weeks. Snowy owls are Arctic birds rarely seen as far south as Pennsylvania. Tractor-trailer slams into bus carrying jury; 1 killed, 7 hurt NEW YORK - (UPI) - A tractor-trailer truck struck a disabled city bus carrying a jury to court in a blinding snowstorm Thursday, knocking the bus over and killing a juror, authorities said. At least seven other persons were injured, three critically. The bus, belonging to the city Transit Authority, became disabled about 1 0 a.m. in blinding snow as it was carrying the sequestered jurors from Staten Island to the state Supreme Court in Manhattan. A Transit Authority spokeswoman said that when the bus became disabled on the Staten Island Expressway, the 12 jurors and three or four court officers who accompanied them got off the bus and stood on the roadside as the driver tried to get help. The tractor-trailer hit the bus from behind and flipped over, causing the bus to turn over and fall on top of the juror who was killed. SPENKELINK AUTOPSY No signs of beating before execution Spenkelink LOS ANGELES - (AP) - An autopsy on John Spenkelink's body showed no evidence the convicted killer was dead, unconscious or physically mistreated before his execution in Florida, the coro- ners office said Thursday. "The evidence found in the autopsy strongly vindicates Mr. Spenkelink was alive at the time of execution," said a written report issued by Coroner Thomas Noguchi at a news conference. Spenkelink was strapped into Florida's electric chair May 29, 1979. His sister and an Episcopal priest suggested he may have been beaten just before his death, while his mother Lois Spenkelink and fundamentalist preacher Warren Folks say he was either' unconscious or dead. The autopsy revealed no evidence of injuries or trauma "that would not have been caused by electrocution," the report continued. "There was no evidence of either strangulation, a broken neck or other physical mistreatment. Laboratory tests will be performed to uncover any drugs or other foreign substances in the body." Coroner's investigator Mason Johnson had said Wednesday that although Spenkelink's execution occurred nearly two years ago, the autopsy should be conclusive. Florida officials conducted two investigations and concluded the allegations of mistreatment were unfounded. Former warden David Brierton insisted Spenkelink was alive when he went to the chair. The Episcopal priest, the Rev1. Thomas Feamster, said in Paris, Tenn., that although he believes Spenkelink was beaten, the executioner had to send electric shocks through Spenkelink's body three times before doctors pronounced him dead. "I don't believe for a moment that was all a staged show," Father Feamster said. "I'm convinced that they beat upon John, but I'm not alarmed at that," he added. "My guess is that he struggled. He didn't say 'Yes, go ahead and kill me.' " Father Feamster agreed with accounts from other witnesses who say Spenkelink was already strapped into the chair when the curtains were opened for observers, but his eyes could be seen moving. "I looked at him and he looked at me," Father Feamster said. ''He was strapped In the chair, but you could see he was alive." Britain bugs the cutlery LONDON - (AP) - An electronic spy system that triggers alarm bells has been Installed in the House of Commons to stop guests from stealing the cutlery. 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