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August 21, 1993 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her friends, family and fellow anti-abortion activists in Oregon thought of Shelly Shannon as a determined crusader. It earned her a long police record, the association of a man some hold forth as a martyr in the cause and now the smear of accusatory headlines across America. As long ago as 1991, her letter to a Chicago anti-abortion organization raised such unsettling questions about violent action that a staffer responded by sending her a chapter of a book counseling nonviolence.
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April 16, 2014 | By Peter Gottschalk
The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like to imagine that the KKK belongs to a long-gone South and anti-Semitism to a distant 20th century. Sadly, this better reflects a naive faith in the nation's history of religious tolerance than the realities experienced by many religious minorities. Although the KKK has evolved and its membership has dwindled, it remains part of an American legacy of religious intolerance.
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December 22, 1999 | From Associated Press
Five 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder conspiracy after officials uncovered an alleged plan by the teenagers to shoot administrators, teachers and a student at their high school. At least 39 weapons--a mix of handguns, shotguns and rifles--were seized from the boys' homes, but it was not clear who owned the guns. The five boys at Labette County High School, in the southeast Kansas town of Altamont, were arrested Saturday and charged Monday.
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October 12, 1987 | United Press International
A man shot three times drove his car through the glass doors of a hospital emergency room early Sunday in an attempt to get help, authorities said. No one was injured when Robert P. Roth, 42, drove through the doors at Providence-St. Margaret's Hospital, officials said. Roth, who was shot during a disturbance at a motel, was listed in serious but stable condition with gunshot wounds in the face and pelvis.
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August 21, 1993 | From Associated Press
Friends and co-workers were not surprised Friday when Dr. George Tiller returned to work at his abortion clinic despite being shot the night before. "That's just the way he is. He believes in what he is doing," said Peggy Jarman, his spokeswoman. The attack Thursday night in which Tiller was wounded was not the first time the 52-year-old physician has faced physical threats. A pipe bomb blast heavily damaged his clinic in 1986. He hung a sign outside the rubble reading "Hell, No. We Won't Go!"
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August 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
A woman accused of shooting a doctor outside a clinic where abortions are performed was ordered held on $1-million bail Monday by a judge who said activists may be using "terror as a political tool." Rachelle Renae (Shelley) Shannon is accused of wounding Dr. George Tiller in both arms Thursday outside his Women's Health Care Services clinic. Tiller was treated at a local hospital and he returned to work less than 12 hours later.
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March 7, 1988
A gunman walked into a crowded church in Emporia, Kan., and opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol, killing a deacon and wounding four others before parishioners subdued him, authorities said. The neatly dressed man, identified as Cheunphon Ji, 29, of Hacienda Heights, Calif., entered through the side door of the Calvary Baptist Church during services and began firing randomly, without a word, at the 100 people inside, Police Chief Larry Blomenkamp said.
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August 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
A woman seen passing out anti-abortion literature fired several shots at an abortion doctor outside his clinic Thursday evening, wounding him in both arms, police said. She fled in a getaway car. Dr. George Tiller was still in his surgical garments when he was shot in the arms while sitting in his car in the clinic driveway, said Police Capt. Jack Leon. Several hours later, he was released from HCA Wesley Medical Center after undergoing minor surgery on both arms, officials said.
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August 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
The killer who stepped off a courthouse elevator shooting and throwing homemade bombs may have gotten off at the wrong floor and missed his intended victims, including federal prosecutors, authorities said Friday. Jack McKnight, 37, was killed Thursday when a pipe bomb he was holding exploded in the fourth-floor clerk's office of U.S. District Court. He killed a court security officer and injured five other people during the assault.
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April 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
Comparing herself to Jesus and insisting that she had not done anything wrong, a woman who admitted shooting an abortion doctor outside his clinic was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 11 years in prison. Rachelle Shannon was convicted March 25 of attempted first-degree murder in the attack on Dr. George Tiller, whose Women's Health Care Services clinic has long been a target of anti-abortion activities. Tiller was shot in both arms as he left his clinic Aug. 19.
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August 24, 1993 | From Associated Press
A woman accused of shooting a doctor outside a clinic where abortions are performed was ordered held on $1-million bail Monday by a judge who said activists may be using "terror as a political tool." Rachelle Renae (Shelley) Shannon is accused of wounding Dr. George Tiller in both arms Thursday outside his Women's Health Care Services clinic. Tiller was treated at a local hospital and he returned to work less than 12 hours later.
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August 22, 1993 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the sun rose Saturday, some 50 demonstrators gathered at the abortion clinic of Dr. George Tiller, who was shot in both arms while leaving work Thursday. As taxis and cars deposited patients at the back door of the Women's Health Care Services clinic, abortion-rights demonstrators in yellow bibs formed a human wall, waved their arms and shouted, "Clear the way."
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | From Associated Press
Friends and co-workers were not surprised Friday when Dr. George Tiller returned to work at his abortion clinic despite being shot the night before. "That's just the way he is. He believes in what he is doing," said Peggy Jarman, his spokeswoman. The attack Thursday night in which Tiller was wounded was not the first time the 52-year-old physician has faced physical threats. A pipe bomb blast heavily damaged his clinic in 1986. He hung a sign outside the rubble reading "Hell, No. We Won't Go!"
NEWS
August 21, 1993 | LIANNE HART and J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An Oregon woman was charged with attempted murder Friday in the shooting of an abortion doctor, who returned to work here less than 12 hours after he was wounded in both arms while leaving his clinic. Rachelle Ranae Shannon, 37, of Grants Pass, Ore., was arrested late Thursday night at the Oklahoma City airport, about 160 miles south of Wichita.
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August 21, 1993 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Her friends, family and fellow anti-abortion activists in Oregon thought of Shelly Shannon as a determined crusader. It earned her a long police record, the association of a man some hold forth as a martyr in the cause and now the smear of accusatory headlines across America. As long ago as 1991, her letter to a Chicago anti-abortion organization raised such unsettling questions about violent action that a staffer responded by sending her a chapter of a book counseling nonviolence.
NEWS
August 22, 1993 | LIANNE HART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even before the sun rose Saturday, some 50 demonstrators gathered at the abortion clinic of Dr. George Tiller, who was shot in both arms while leaving work Thursday. As taxis and cars deposited patients at the back door of the Women's Health Care Services clinic, abortion-rights demonstrators in yellow bibs formed a human wall, waved their arms and shouted, "Clear the way."
NEWS
April 27, 1994 | From Associated Press
Comparing herself to Jesus and insisting that she had not done anything wrong, a woman who admitted shooting an abortion doctor outside his clinic was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 11 years in prison. Rachelle Shannon was convicted March 25 of attempted first-degree murder in the attack on Dr. George Tiller, whose Women's Health Care Services clinic has long been a target of anti-abortion activities. Tiller was shot in both arms as he left his clinic Aug. 19.
NEWS
August 20, 1993 | From Associated Press
A woman seen passing out anti-abortion literature fired several shots at an abortion doctor outside his clinic Thursday evening, wounding him in both arms, police said. She fled in a getaway car. Dr. George Tiller was still in his surgical garments when he was shot in the arms while sitting in his car in the clinic driveway, said Police Capt. Jack Leon. Several hours later, he was released from HCA Wesley Medical Center after undergoing minor surgery on both arms, officials said.
NEWS
August 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
The killer who stepped off a courthouse elevator shooting and throwing homemade bombs may have gotten off at the wrong floor and missed his intended victims, including federal prosecutors, authorities said Friday. Jack McKnight, 37, was killed Thursday when a pipe bomb he was holding exploded in the fourth-floor clerk's office of U.S. District Court. He killed a court security officer and injured five other people during the assault.
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