|Appalachian School of Law Shootings|
Thu, 17 Jan 2002
Helper in New Year bomb plot sentenced
Mokhtar Haouari, 32, was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum 24 years in prison for his role in a failed plot to detonate a suitcase bomb at the Los Angeles airport on Jan. 1, 2000.
In July, a Manhattan jury convicted Haouari, an Algerian who lives in Canada, on federal charges that he supplied fake IDs and cash to two others in the plot.
The plot was apparently foiled when another man was arrested at Port Angeles, Wash., in a car with explosives.
3 dead in shooting spree
A student upset about his grades at the Appalachian School of Law killed three people and wounded three others with a handgun Wednesday before being wrestled to the ground, officials said.
Killed were dean L. Anthony Sutin, professor Thomas Blackwell and student Angela Dales.
Peter Odighizuwa, 42, was being held on three counts of capital murder and three weapons counts.
Cops charged in cover-up
Two ranking police officers were charged Wednesday with trying to cover up a 1998 car accident after a night of drinking.
Capt. James Brady and Capt. Joseph DiLacqua turned themselves in. Brady had handed in his retirement papers Tuesday.
Plaque honors wrong man
A plaque intended to honor black actor James Earl Jones at a Florida celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. instead read, “Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive.” Ray is the man who killed the civil rights leader in 1968.
Herbert Miller, the owner of plaque manufacturer Merit Industries, called it “an honest error.” The plaque was being corrected before Jones’ Saturday visit to the Ft. Lauderdale suburb.