Friday, January 14, 2000

TRISTATE DIGEST


Aviation executive sentenced to probation

        Terrence T. Hogan, president of Miami Valley Aviation Inc. and operator of Hook Field in Middletown, was sentenced Thursday for his role in creating a dishonest corporate tax return in 1994.

        U.S. District Judge Sandra S. Beckwith put the 43-year-old executive on probation for five years. The first year is to be home confinement, with four days a month behind bars.

        She also fined him $20,000, ordered restitution of $3,196 to the Internal Revenue Service, and told him to pay the $12,000 costs of his prosecution.

        Mr. Hogan also must perform 500 hours of community service during the five-year probation.

Dayton to discuss ending desegregation
        DAYTON, Ohio — Public school officials are hoping that civil-rights leaders and a federal judge will agree to phase out a nearly 25-year-old desegregation order that has resulted in cross-town busing.

        Ricky Boyd, president of the Dayton Board of Education, said Thursday he will ask U.S. District Judge Walter Rice and Jessie Gooding, president of the Dayton chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to meet with school leaders to discuss the future of the desegregation order.

        The order, which in 1976 settled a lawsuit brought by the NAACP, resulted in busing to promote racial balance in Dayton schools and remains in force.

        “It's an issue we heard about all around this community,” Mr. Boyd said. “Possibly, with the right people at the table, we might get neighborhood schools again.”

        Interim Superintendent Jerrie Bascome McGill praised Mr. Boyd's efforts to begin dialogue on desegregation, but cautioned that a solution is not near.

Jazz club is sued over music royalties
        TOLEDO — A national organization that oversees music royalties has sued the owner of a Toledo jazz club for allowing live music without permission.

        The lawsuit brought by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers accuses the owner of Murphy's Place with copyright infringement.

        “This is the only resort we have when talking fails,” Jim Steinblatt, a spokesman for the organization, said Thursday.

        The nonprofit organization monitors performances of recorded and live music on television, radio, concert tours and nightclubs.

        Along with its main competitor, Broadcast Music Inc., the two organizations collect about $1 billion in fees annually, with most going to copyright owners, normally the songs' composers and publishers.

Prisoner, 2 others injured in bus crash
        NAPOLEON, Ohio — A bus carrying prisoners from a northwest Ohio jail crashed Thursday on a snowy road, injuring one inmate.

        All of the other prisoners were put on another bus without disruption, said officials from the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio.

        The bus, which was carrying 27 prisoners, slid into the back of pickup truck on U.S. 24 near the village of Texas, according to the Henry County Sheriff's department.

        The truck then hit two other cars. The driver of the truck and another driver were slightly injured, authorities said. No citations were issued.

Separate home fires kill two people
        Home fires in Columbus and in southeast Ohio each killed one person.

        Firefighters in Junction City, about 40 miles southeast of Columbus, said the body of Samatha Bourff, 4, was found in the living room of her mobile home Wednesday night. Her father, Steven, was listed in fair condition Thursday at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, where he was being treated for burns. Her mother, Staci, and her 2-year-old brother, Steven, were treated at the hospital and released.

        Fire Chief Scott Abram said the cause of the fire is thought to be accidental but has not been determined.

        The name of the victim in the Columbus fire has not been released.

        Firefighters said it started Wednesday night in the family room and did an estimated $25,000 damage. The cause has not been determined.

Man who stopped gay adoption admits molesting
        ANDERSON, Ind. — An Anderson man who received statewide attention for stopping a gay man from adopting an 8-year-old girl under his foster care pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of child molestation.

        Earl “Butch” Kimmerling admitted to the charges shortly before he was scheduled to go on trial Thursday, the Madison County prosecutor said.

        Mr. Kimmerling and his wife fought in 1998 to keep their foster daughter, now 9, from being adopted by Craig Peterson. Mr. Peterson, who is gay, had adopted the girl's brothers.

        The Kimmerlings eventually adopted the girl, but in May 1998 Mr. Kimmerling was charged with 10 counts of sexual molestation.

       



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