April 24, 1998 |
It was just a routine marriage counseling session for the Rev. Russell Willingham--until the beer-toting husband took a shot at his wife and she drew her own gun and fired back. "They were arguing. It was your typical domestic dispute. Then the fireworks started," Willingham said. Both Michael and Bonnie Martin survived their wounds after Wednesday's gun duel. Willingham was not injured. Willingham said he met the Martins about a year ago and hadn't seen them again until recently.
December 16, 1997 |
A radio real-estate advisor surrendered to authorities, almost a week after he disappeared and left a note admitting he embezzled more than $100,000 from clients. Michael T. Martin, 43, had been sought for fraud via radio. He turned himself in on Sunday, the FBI said. "The Real Estate and Money Show with Michael Martin," his syndicated Sunday morning radio program, has been carried on the Armed Forces Radio Network and 39 stations across the country.
April 12, 1990 |
The captain and co-pilot of a USAir jetliner that crashed at La Guardia Airport last year can fly again if they pass recertification tests, the pilots and the Federal Aviation Administration have agreed. The FAA had revoked the captain's license of Capt. Michael Martin and suspended the license of co-pilot Constantine Kleissas, who was at the controls before their Boeing 737 slid off a runway Sept. 20, killing two.
January 12, 2006 |
An explosion at a wastewater treatment plant that was undergoing hurricane repairs killed one worker and burned six others, two critically, authorities said in Daytona Beach. Employees of the city's Bethune Point Treatment Plant were on a metal roof with a blow torch near methanol and sodium sulfate tanks, said Lt. John King, a Fire Department spokesman. Eric Johnson, 59, was killed in the blast, authorities said.
December 1, 2000 |
After three defeats in the House of Lords, Britain's Labor government resorted to rarely used powers to pass legislation lowering the age of consent for homosexuals from 18 to 16. House of Commons Speaker Michael Martin said he was invoking the Parliament Act to force through a bill that makes the age of consent the same for homosexuals and heterosexuals. It became law after being given royal assent.
July 12, 2006 |
A U.S. appeals court for the second time threw out a prison sentence for former HealthSouth Corp. finance chief Michael Martin, calling the penalty too lenient for his role in a $2.7-billion fraud at the Birmingham, Ala., rehabilitation hospital company. The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta reassigned Martin's case to a new judge. The three-judge panel criticized Chief U.S. District Judge U.W.
January 5, 1987 |
A second child died and his parents remained hospitalized Sunday as authorities considered filing charges of criminally negligent homicide against a snowmobile operator who ran them down while they played in the snow. William Nietch, 6, died at Benedictine Hospital in Kingston Sunday from injuries suffered in the collision that killed his younger half-brother. Authorities said a snowmobile driven by Harry F. Davis, 22, of Accord, ran over a toboggan being pulled by Robert Martin, 36.
August 17, 1997 |
A federal jury convicted one of Gov. Jim Edgar's biggest campaign donors of using bribes, including cash-stuffed envelopes and lobster dinners, to arrange a state contract that cheated taxpayers out of more than $7 million. Edgar, a Republican, was not accused of wrongdoing. The computer consulting firm won a huge increase in its contract with the Department of Public Aid in 1993 after showering state officials with gifts. The Springfield jury convicted Management Services of Illinois Inc.
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April 22, 2011 |
Madelyn Pugh Davis, who with her writing partner Bob Carroll Jr. made television history in the 1950s writing Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's landmark situation comedy "I Love Lucy," has died. She was 90. Davis, a pioneering female radio and TV comedy writer whose work with the red-haired queen of TV comedy spanned four decades, died Wednesday at her home in Bel-Air after a brief illness, said her son, Michael Quinn Martin. The team of Davis and Carroll was writing Ball's CBS radio comedy "My Favorite Husband," co-starring Richard Denning, when they and their colleague, writer-producer Jess Oppenheimer, wrote the pilot episode for "I Love Lucy.
May 2, 2003 |
Two former HealthSouth Corp. chief financial officers pleaded guilty to criminal charges for their part in a massive accounting scandal, and one said he committed the offenses at the direction of fired Chief Executive Richard Scrushy.