Edward Boland dies at 90
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Edward P. Boland, who spent more than 31/2 decades in Congress, has died. He was 90.
Mr. Boland had been hospitalized since Oct. 11 with a broken hip. He died Sunday night at Mercy Medical Center of cardiovascular complications.
Known for authoring the amendments that barred U.S. aid to the Contras in Nicaragua in the 1980s, Mr. Boland chaired the House Intelligence Committee from 1977 to 1985. He was first elected to the House in 1952 and retired in 1988.
Patient’s risk ‘paid off big’
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Between big bites of collard greens and a cheesesteak, the world’s first recipient of a self-contained artificial heart thanked God yesterday for giving him the courage to make medical history.
“The biggest risk I have ever taken in my life was this risk, and it paid off big,” said Robert Tools, 59. “I didn’t get the courage from anyplace except from my religion, from my God.”
He had lunch with Mayor Dave Armstrong at Big Hopp’s Restaurant. Mr. Tools received the artificial heart on July 2 at Jewish Hospital.
Man sentenced for machete attack
YORK, Pa. A man who burst into an elementary school with a machete and attacked 11 children, the principal and two teachers was sentenced yesterday to 132 to 264 years in prison.
William Michael Stankewicz, 56, of Johnson City, Tenn., pleaded guilty to attempted murder and other charges in September in the Feb. 2 attack.
Woman survives deer attack
DURHAM, N.C. Faye Williams, the 61-year-old woman attacked by a deer last week in a fenced yard, credits her survival to God, the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., reports.
How else could a 5-foot-2-inch woman with bad knees and a bad back fend off a four- or five-point buck?
Miss Williams, a certified nursing assistant who cares for Ernest E. Suggs, was hanging laundry in Mr. Suggs’ back yard Friday when the deer leapt over the chain-link fence and gouged her legs with its antlers. Just then, a neighbor who had heard her screams hopped over the fence, scaring the buck away.
U.S. sues to pull man’s citizenship
The U.S. Justice Department said it filed a lawsuit yesterday to strip the citizenship of a Chicago resident accused of serving as a guard at two Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The suit, filed in federal court in Chicago, said Joseph Guzulaitis, 77, should have his citizenship revoked because he was a guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and at the Hersbruck forced-labor camp in Germany.
Truck explosion kills worker at plant
KANAUGA, Ohio A tanker truck caught fire and exploded at an asphalt plant yesterday, killing one person and severely burning another.
Jonny Pratt, 42, was killed. Roger Ours was in critical condition with burns over 85 percent of his body. His age was not released.
Bad joke delays man’s trip
ANCHORAGE, Alaska A man barred from a ferry in Seward, Alaska, last week after identifying himself as Osama bin Laden’s nephew was allowed to board the ferry Sunday in Valdez, where he offered a “very humble and contrite” apology for his behavior, police said.
Michael Yamat and two companions were searched by Alaska State Troopers before being allowed aboard the state-run commuter ship.