- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Seattle landmark leveled by a truck

SEATTLE An ornate cast-iron canopy that was one of Seattle's most beloved historic landmarks was accidentally knocked down by a truck and smashed to pieces yesterday.
The rear of the truck clipped a corner of the 91-year-old Pergola before daybreak, police spokesman Sean O'Donnell said. No injuries were reported and the driver, whose name was not immediately released, was cited for driving on the sidewalk.
Mr. O'Donnell said much of the iron-and-glass structure 60 feet long and 16 feet high could be saved. The Victorian-style structure was built in 1909 as a cable car stop and a grand entrance to a lavish underground restroom.

Judge in religious flap takes high court helm

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Pledging to "restore and preserve the moral foundation" of the law, Roy Moore known nationwide as the "Ten Commandments Judge" was sworn in yesterday as Alabama's chief justice.
Chief Justice Moore gained recognition in the mid-1990s when he began a crusade by displaying the Old Testament laws in his Etowah County courtroom, inspiring Christians to fight for similar displays in other states.
Although his famous plaque wasn't on display yesterday, he said it would be put up soon.
"God's law will be publicly acknowledged in our court," he promised.
A West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran, Chief Justice Moore supports prayer in school and opposes abortion and homosexuality as sins. He has written verse in his free time referring to the United States as a nation that has become a "moral slum" as it banished God from public view.

Boxing tip helps locate missing boy

NEWBURY, Mass. A woman who hadn't seen her son since his father picked him up for a visit 14 years ago has been reunited with the now 16-year-old boy after her hunch led police to a boxing club.
The boy's father and stepmother were arrested here on kidnapping charges and extradited to Oneonta, N.Y., where they were arraigned. Daniel Greene, 48, and his wife, Rosemary, 39, were held on $7,500 bail each.
Susan Hirsch and her son, Ryan Patrick Greene, were reunited Friday and drove to her home in Otego, N.Y., about 40 miles east of Binghamton.
Last month, she had a chance encounter with a 19-year-old cousin of Mr. Greene's and became suspicious because he would not tell her where he was living. After he told Mrs. Hirsch's daughter he had taken up boxing, Mrs. Hirsch developed a hunch and went to the detective who had worked the case for 14 years.
Oneonta police searched the files of the National Boxing League and found a reference for a 16-year-old Patrick Grein living in Newbury.

Soldiers die in tent with propane heater

BARSTOW, Calif. Two soldiers died shortly after being found unconscious in their tent with a working propane heater, Army officials said yesterday.
Pfc. Marcos Ruiz, 25, of Purcell, Okla., and Cpl. Erik Norem, 23, of Antelope, Calif., were training in the Mojave Desert when they were found Friday, said Maj. Rob Ali, a Fort Irwin National Training Center spokesman.
They died later at a hospital, Maj. Ali said. Autopsy results from the San Bernardino County coroner were pending yesterday.

Pregnant woman killed in office shooting

LAYTON, Utah A man shot and killed his pregnant ex-wife at her office yesterday, police said.

Susan C. Macguire, 38, and her baby died during surgery.

Her former husband, Richard Martin Macguire, 47, was arrested in nearby Riverdale, police said, after a friend persuaded him to give himself up.

The ex-husband, who was under a restraining order, admitted shooting her as she opened the Allstate Insurance office yesterday morning, police said.

Police would not say if Mr. Macguire was the child's father.

Mrs. Macguire, who was about four months pregnant, was shot at least twice, in the arm and the abdomen, said LDS Hospital spokesman Jess Gomez.


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