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Another victim was found slumped over a portable toilet, and one woman was found in front of a crack house.

Turner was already serving an eight-year prison sentence for the 2002 rape of a woman on Skid Row when his DNA linked him to the 10 killings carried out between 1987 and 1998.


Coin flip banned by state’s governor

HARTFORD — Gov. M. Jodi Rell signed a law requiring that all elections in Connecticut now be determined by choice, not chance.

The law bans the previous practice of using a coin flip to determine the winners of primary elections that end in ties. Special run-off elections are now required.


Green groups push for river’s protection

ATLANTA — If environmental groups have their way, Georgia’s stretch of the Conasauga River could become the first in the state that’s afforded the highest level of protection by the federal Clean Water Act.

A petition filed by Environment Georgia and the Southern Environmental Law Center asks the government to define the river as an “outstanding national resource water.”


Days numbered for kitschy ‘Car Kabob’

BERWYN — A kitschy landmark that made a cameo in the movie “Wayne’s World” will be dismantled to make way for a pharmacy.

Officially named the Spindle, the towering sculpture of eight cars impaled by a massive steel pipe became famous for its appearance in the 1992 comedy starring Mike Myers as Wayne and Dana Carvey as his buddy, Garth.

Despite years of rust and layers of bird droppings, the Spindle — also known as the “Car Kabob” and the “Eight Car Pileup” — continues to draw movie fans to a shopping center parking lot in this suburb west of Chicago.

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