- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 27, 2002

Three left dead in restaurant shooting
PITTSBURGH Two masked men walked into a sandwich shop and opened fire on a group of people, killing two men and a young girl, police said.
Witnesses said the gunmen appeared to be targeting a man in a wheelchair, Thomas Mitchell, 31, who died in the attack Friday.
Also killed were Parrish Freeman, 35, and his daughter, Taylor Coles, 8.

Enron assistance fund set up for workers
HOUSTON Workers who lost jobs at Enron Corp. are in line for assistance from a new fund that is financed in part by campaign donations that several politicians received from the company.
The Enron Employee Transition Fund will help the laid-off workers with career counseling, job placement services, and negotiations for deferments on mortgages and other payments. To a lesser extent, it also will help workers with direct assistance for certain expenses.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation said Friday it set up the fund and donated $50,000 to get it started. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, donated $100,000 in political contributions she received from Enron and its employees.

Death row inmate denied clemency
SAN FRANCISCO California Gov. Gray Davis yesterday denied the clemency request of a death row inmate due to be executed this week.
Stephen Wayne Anderson, 48, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday for murdering a retired school teacher during a 1980 robbery of her home in San Bernardino County.
The petition asked to have Anderson's sentence changed from death to life in prison without parole.

Injunction issued against Psychic Readers Network
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. A judge has ordered the marketers behind television psychic Miss Cleo to stop calling customers who have asked not to be contacted and stop pressuring people to pay for calls they are disputing.
Cambria County Judge Gerard Long signed a preliminary injunction last week against Psychic Readers Network and its in-house billing agent, Access Resource Services, according to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office. A message left Friday with Access Resource was not returned.
The state filed a lawsuit in November accusing the companies, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., of violating the state's Telemarketing Registration Act and other laws.
The lawsuit said customers were charged up to $4.99 per minute for psychic telephone readings advertised as free. Residents who filed complaints with the state said they were charged between $29 and $700, according to the suit.

Navy officer accused of making porn videos
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. A Navy petty officer is accused of making pornographic home videos with a 16-year-old girl and another sailor, police said.
Jessie Oldfield, 20, is charged with first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to court papers. He is a student at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station's nuclear power training unit.
Officer Oldfield was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. North Charleston police were not available for comment yesterday; it was not clear whether Officer Oldfield was facing other charges.
The other sailor in the video is on active duty in another state, authorities said.
Police also confiscated two additional tapes and are trying to identify other sailors involved in sexual activity with the girl and two unidentified 16-year-olds who performed striptease acts.

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