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  • BTK Back?

    03/24/2004 4:00:22 PM PST · by baltodog · 14 replies · 400+ views
    KAKE News ^ | 3/24/04 | KAKE News
    BTK Back? KAKE News A letter sent to the Wichita Eagle is believed to be from the BTK killer. The BTK killer hasn't been heard from in decades. Now it appears he may be back. BTK stands for "bind torture and kill." The seven homicides linked to BTK have never been solved, and 30 years after the serial killings began, investigators are still working on the case. And now, a fresh lead, a letter, believed to be from the BTK killer shows up at the Wichita Eagle. KAKE-TV has confirmed that some time late last week, the Wichita Eagle newspaper...
  • Minister dies watching Jesus movie

    03/22/2004 6:46:03 PM PST · by Pikamax · 85 replies · 258+ views ^ | 03/23/04 | News.
    Minister dies watching Jesus movie From correspondents in Rio De Janeiro March 23, 2004 A BRAZILIAN pastor died of a sudden heart attack while watching Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of The Christ," church officials said Monday. Pastor Jose Geraldo Soares, 43, was watching the film, which has been criticized for its violent depiction of Jesus Christ's final hours, when he suffered a "violent heart attack" in a movie theater in Belo Horizonte, capital of the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, said Pastor Amauri Costa de Oliveira. Soares did not respond when his wife turned to speak to him...
  • Clinic marks anniversary [free 3rd-trimester abortions]

    01/20/2004 2:09:22 PM PST · by madprof98 · 32 replies · 555+ views
    A Wichita abortion clinic will commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by offering free services. Women's Health Care Services, led by Dr. George Tiller, will offer free third-trimester abortions to Medicaid patients Saturday. The anniversary is Thursday. In a statement, Tiller said the free abortions were his way of thanking Wichita for support during 1991 and 2001, when anti-abortion advocates staged large-scale protests in Wichita.
  • Flag Controversy

    01/08/2004 4:33:06 PM PST · by mjaneangels@aolcom · 38 replies · 1,517+ views
    KAKE News ^ | E-mail dated 1-8-04 | Not listed
    KAKE News anonymously received a copy of an interoffice e-mail from the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer of the City of Wichita. The e-mail was sent nine months ago after an American flag was removed from a city break room. The e-mail was sent to city personnel department to explain why the flag was taken down. The e-mail reads, "Let's refrain from placing things in common areas that might appear to show a preference of one group over another… Shortly after 9/11, we had flags all over the place up front. In retrospect, that was probably not appropriate either." The e-mail...
  • Raytheon wire harness work going to Mexico (350 Jobs Lost)

    11/07/2003 4:26:03 PM PST · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 247+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Friday, Nov 07, 2003 | Molly McMillin
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. Raytheon Aircraft Co. will outsource its wire harness work currently done at its plant in Wichita to a multinational company with a plant in Mexico, the Machinists union said today. Labinal, a Paris-based corporation that supplies wiring systems and engineering services to the aerospace industry, will send the majority of the Raytheon wire harness work to its plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, said Steve Rooney, president and directing business representative of Machinists union District 70. About 350 people work in Raytheon's wire harness division in Wichita. Layoffs will begin in January or...
  • Defense bill fires $500 million Wichita area's way

    10/04/2003 5:31:58 PM PDT · by inPhase · 161+ views
    WASHINGTON - The 2004 defense appropriations bill that passed Congress on Thursday includes more than $500 million in Wichita-related projects. Wichita-area programs include: $280.6 million for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System, also known as JPATS, for the Air Force. Raytheon makes the JPATS, which is used for pilot training. $19.5 million for Navy JPATS. $31 million for four new UC-35 Marine Corps aircraft, which are made at Cessna. $8.5 million to buy additional aircraft from Cessna for modernization of the Civil Air Patrol. $4.9 million for Aircrew Survival Radio Test Sets for the Air Force's survival radios. The sets,...
  • Baby born on bus in Wichita

    07/28/2003 4:34:13 PM PDT · by eccentric · 7 replies · 143+ views
    KBS news | July 28 | Linda Martinez
    The local Wichita news just reported that a woman gave birth to a baby on a city bus this morning. I can't find a link to the story, but maybe I was too busy laughing...
  • Partial-Birth Abortionist Confesses He is "Going to Hell"

    03/31/2003 10:04:37 AM PST · by ex-Texan · 46 replies · 9,968+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 2/11/2003 | Agape Press Staff
    Partial-Birth Abortionist Confesses He is "Going to Hell" Wichita, KS - According to a recent Gallup poll, the majority of Americans believe they are going to heaven and very few believe in a literal hell as a place of eternal suffering for sin. But late-term abortionist George Tiller says hell is a very real place -- a location in which he plans on spending all of eternity. During a recent demonstration outside the walls of the nation's largest abortion facility, Mr. Tiller was approached by three unassuming women, each an independent sidewalk counselor. Although Tiller regularly parks his armor-laden vehicle...
  • Wichita doctor to provide abortions for free

    01/13/2003 11:13:19 AM PST · by madprof98 · 32 replies · 893+ views
    Wichita — Dr. George Tiller will provide free abortions for poor women Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Anti-abortion groups said Sunday they planed to protest when Tiller provided the free, first-trimester abortions for Medicaid recipients at his Women's Health Care Services clinic in Wichita. Tiller said in a news release that he hoped the free abortions would draw attention to the increasing pressure being placed on abortion rights. Tiller has made similar offers in the past to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, Supreme Court decision...
  • Husband of Carrs' victim sues state over parole error [Wichita Massacre]

    12/10/2002 5:29:52 PM PST · by KS Flyover · 9 replies · 355+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 12/10/02 | Ron Sylvester
    The husband of a slain Wichita cellist is suing the state, claiming it negligently paroled Reginald Carr, the man who would later murder his wife. Don Walenta filed the lawsuit Monday in Sedgwick County District Court, little more than three weeks after a jury sentenced Reginald Carr and his brother Jonathan to death. The Carrs were convicted of murdering cellist Ann Walenta and four others during a December 2000 crime spree. The complaint says that if the state had not mistakenly released Reginald Carr from parole, he would have been in jail the night Ann Walenta was shot. Walenta's...
  • Carrs' cells are solitary, spartan [Wichita Massacre]

    11/19/2002 6:55:00 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 29 replies · 587+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/19/02 | Tim Potter
    State corrections officials figure eight to 12 years could pass before Reginald and Jonathan Carr receive lethal injections for a quadruple murder. In the meantime, the two brothers from Dodge City will live solitary, stark years in the maximum-security unit of El Dorado Correctional Facility. Last week, a Wichita jury sentenced them to die. To many people, their crimes were so cruel and unspeakable, any accommodation for them is too nice. Larry Heyka, father of Brad Heyka, one of four friends found shot to death in a snowy soccer field, would not comment on the prison conditions the Carrs...
  • Gallery fills with tears of joy, grief [Wichita Massacre] (3 Articles)

    11/15/2002 4:05:37 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 83 replies · 772+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/15/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Eight times Thursday, the court bailiff repeated the same sentence for Jonathan and Reginald Carr: death. For each of the four people who died kneeling before a pistol on Dec. 15, 2000, each brother received one sentence to die. Jurors wore solemn or pained expressions as bailiff Maria Marquez read their decision, which they returned shortly after 5 p.m., following seven hours of deliberations. One woman in the jury box stiffened her lips and held hands with an alternate juror sitting beside her. The woman who survived the shooting in the snowy soccer field at K-96 and Greenwich Road,...
  • CARR BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH-Judge Will Give out Punishment for Additional Charges Tomorrow

    11/14/2002 4:40:36 PM PST · by ewing · 75 replies · 3,351+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Nov. 14, 2002 | Eagle Staff
    Reginald and Johnathan Carr were both sentenced to death for four murders in Wichita in December 200.The jury in the Carr capital murder trial, which last week convicted the two men of the murders and a long list of other crimes agreed that both men should be executed for the capital murders.The two will be sentenced by Judge Paul Clark tomorrow on the remaining charges.
  • Now jury decides if Carrs should die [Wichita Massacre]

    11/14/2002 5:20:53 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 26 replies · 507+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/14/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Today, Reginald Carr Jr. will spend his 25th birthday waiting for a jury to decide whether he and his younger brother, Jonathan, should die for the murders of four people. As part of the penalty phase of the brothers' trial, jurors heard testimony from witnesses, which lasted a week, followed by Wednesday's closing arguments. The jury decided to begin sentencing deliberations this morning. Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston spoke softly and deliberately as she began her closing for the jury. But her voice rose, cracked and filled with emotion as she talked about the robbery and rape of...
  • Psychologist testifies for Jonathan Carr / expert cites abusive childhood [Wichita Massacre]

    11/13/2002 6:29:38 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 30 replies · 588+ views
    AP / Topeka Capital-Journal / The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/13/02 | Roxana Hegeman / Ron Sylvester
    WICHITA -- A clinical psychologist testified that Jonathan Carr told him Tuesday that he had smoked the hallucinogenic drug PCP in the hour before a home invasion that ended with four murders. The comments to psychologist Mark Cunningham came just as testimony resumed in the penalty phase of Carr's capital murder trial in Sedgwick County District Court. Carr and his brother Reginald Carr were convicted last week on murder, robbery and sex crimes charges stemming from a nine-day rampage in December 2000. A total of five people were killed. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Cunningham said Carr also...
  • Carrs knew violence and instability as children [Wichita Massacre]

    11/10/2002 7:22:27 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 49 replies · 917+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/10/02 | Ron Sylvester
    Guilty... guilty... guilty... guilty.... Ninety-three times the jury answered the charges against Reginald and Jonathan Carr. The verdicts resolved a weeklong crime spree that had turned nastier than anyone could imagine, culminating with four people shot to death Dec. 15, 2000. One woman survived to tell of a night of terror, rape and robbery that made a city cringe. But the jury couldn't answer a question that still haunted Wichita: What kind of people would do this? This past week, as the Dodge City brothers pleaded for their lives in the penalty phase of their capital murder trial, family...
  • Expert: Carr's brain wired for violence [Wichita Massacre]

    11/09/2002 8:21:04 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 33 replies · 658+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/09/02 | Ron Sylvester
    A neuropsychologist who examined Reginald Carr testified Friday that brain damage, psychological problems, alcohol and drugs all could have come into play the night he and his brother terrorized, robbed, raped and shot five people execution style in a snowy soccer complex Dec 15, 2000. "Reggie's brain is geared for not only bad behavior, but terrible behavior," said Mitchel Woltersdorf, who specializes in brain-disorderpsychology. He testified in the penalty phase of Reginald and Jonathan Carr's trial. They both face the death penalty for the shootings, which left four people dead. A psychologist who examined Jonathan Carr is expected to...
  • Police: Display not a hate crime [Wichita Massacre]

    11/09/2002 2:38:35 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 27 replies · 429+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/09/02 | Tim Potter
    Two black-faced dummies hanging by nooses in a Wichita front yard -- one resident's statement against two men convicted of a killing spree -- does not constitute a hate crime, police said Friday. "As disturbing as it may be to our community, it does not rise to the level of a crime," Deputy Police Chief Robert Lee said at a news conference. Only hours earlier, about a dozen black activists held another news conference in front of the Sedgwick County Courthouse to demand that authorities investigate the yard display as a racially motivated crime. Especially for black people, they...
  • Psychologist details Carr's troubled childhood [Wichita Massacre]

    11/08/2002 5:01:09 AM PST · by KS Flyover · 45 replies · 979+ views
    AP / Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | 11/08/02 | Roxana Hegeman
    WICHITA -- A forensic psychologist testified Thursday that Reginald Carr began having sexual interaction with girls at age 6 and that he was devastated when his father abandoned the family. "Father abandonment, any parent abandonment, is a major risk factor across every study and textbook you wanted to read," psychologist Thomas Reidy said. "In this instance, Mr. Carr had a strong positive feeling about his father." Reidy's testimony came on the third day of the penalty phase of Reginald and Jonathan Carr's capital murder trial. The brothers were convicted Monday on murder, robbery and sex crimes charges stemming from...
  • Winona and the Wichita massacre

    11/07/2002 10:29:37 PM PST · by kattracks · 43 replies · 852+ views ^ | 11/08/02 | Michelle Malkin
    Here is a story of two trials and how they were covered in the news. Or not covered. You tell me what it says about the media's twisted values. The first trial was held in Beverly Hills. The accused was Hollywood starlet Winona Ryder, charged with shoplifting at a Saks Fifth Avenue store. A Nexis search turned up more than 500 stories on the trial published over the past week alone. Television, news and radio reporters from around the world breathlessly described Ryder's daily court attire -- her hairbands, her coatdresses, her shoes, her bra straps, her lipstick. We...