January 21, 1993 |
Retired Michigan pathologist Jack Kevorkian helped a 53-year-old man who was suffering from bone cancer to commit suicide Wednesday, the ninth person and the first male to do so with his assistance. Jack Elmer Miller's death was announced in a statement released by Kevorkian's lawyer, Geoffrey N. Fieger, in Detroit. It said that Miller's last words were, "I love you all."
December 26, 1996 |
For a crime writer who dispensed death to his characters with clinical street realism, Guy Izzi died against type. His body was found on a cold Chicago morning, dangling from the window ledge of his 14th-floor office overlooking the expanse of Grant Park.
January 9, 1997 |
Mystery writer Eugene Izzi, who was found hanged from his office window in a downtown high-rise a month ago, left an unpublished novel whose hero nearly dies the same way, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The Chicago Tribune, citing unidentified sources, said the FBI found the manuscript on computer discs discovered in Izzi's pockets Dec. 7. Like Izzi, the novel's central character is a Chicago mystery writer with a 14th-floor office, the newspaper said. Each is hanged in a similar manner.
June 5, 1994 |
The oldest and most prolific soccer franchise in the United States is practicing on a tennis court. Carpet covers the asphalt. Wooden boards surround the baselines. The San Diego Sockers are young and shaggy-haired and laugh easily as soccer balls leave their feet and clang into one of the goals. Clang , because the goal is a chain-link fence. Later, they will walk past courts still used for tennis, lock their cars and leave the neighborhood as prostitutes are arriving.