May 9, 2001 |
A man charged with slashing the throats of four children at their elementary school screamed, "Kill the young children! Kill yourself!" after a court appearance Tuesday. Jason Pritchard, 33, had refused to answer questions during his arraignment on four counts each of first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault. All four children survived. "Are you Mr. Pritchard? Well, I'm told that you are," District Judge Natalie Finn said. "Do you understand what I'm saying? Do you hear me?"
May 8, 2001 |
A man who rambled and said "stuff that made no sense" stabbed four children at an elementary school Monday before he was subdued by police, authorities and witnesses said. The children were stabbed in the neck, police spokesman Ron McGee said. The victims were rushed to two hospitals. All four boys were in serious condition. The stabbings occurred shortly before classes were to begin at Mountain View Elementary School. McGee said about 20 pupils witnessed the attack.
February 25, 2004
If at first you don't succeed in despoiling an environmental treasure, try, try again. That's apparently the White House motto for drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Senate should stop President Bush again, as it has for two years now. The Bush administration has been no friend to the Alaskan environment in recent months.