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August 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A doctor who admitted helping a leukemia patient commit suicide was cleared of misconduct charges by a New York state health board. A three-member panel of the Board for Professional Medical Conduct ruled that the actions of Dr. Timothy Quill were "legal and ethically appropriate." Quill, an internist at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
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October 30, 1998 | Associated Press
A 19-year-old man apparently distraught over a prison sentence offered in exchange for his guilty plea in a drug case jumped through a courthouse window Thursday and fell 16 stories to his death. "I'm 19 years old, your honor. That is terrible. That's terrible," Derrick Smith told State Supreme Court Justice Budd Goodman, according to a court transcript. Smith was charged with criminal sale of cocaine and had been offered three to six years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea.
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April 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
No charges will be brought against a doctor who wrote in a prestigious medical journal that he had prescribed tranquilizers for a cancer patient so she could kill herself, prosecutors said Friday. Authorities have not found a body or other evidence that Dr. Timothy Quill of the University of Rochester committed a crime, Monroe County Dist. Atty. Howard Relin said. If there is no physical evidence of a crime "you don't have a prosecution or the possibility of a prosecution," Relin said.
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August 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Suspected serial killer Gary Evans leaped to his death during an escape attempt as he was being driven back to jail from a federal courthouse in Albany, N.Y., the U.S. Marshal's Service said. Evans, who was handcuffed and shackled, smashed a window as the van was crossing a bridge over the Hudson River. He then dove off the side of the bridge, fell about 65 feet and landed on rocks at the river's edge in about a foot of water. Evans, 43, was dead when the marshals reached his body.
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October 30, 1998 | Associated Press
A 19-year-old man apparently distraught over a prison sentence offered in exchange for his guilty plea in a drug case jumped through a courthouse window Thursday and fell 16 stories to his death. "I'm 19 years old, your honor. That is terrible. That's terrible," Derrick Smith told State Supreme Court Justice Budd Goodman, according to a court transcript. Smith was charged with criminal sale of cocaine and had been offered three to six years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea.
NEWS
May 2, 1988 | EILEEN V. QUIGLEY, Times Staff Writer
Tom Pappas, top aide to Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.), apparently jumped to his death Sunday from the 24th floor of the Helmsley Palace Hotel here after a newspaper reported that he had made unconventional demands on male members of Dyson's staff. Pappas, 46, landed on a ledge near the eighth floor about 12:25 p.m., according to James Coleman, a police detective. Police called the death an apparent suicide and said that a note had been found but refused to disclose its contents.
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March 8, 1991 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
A Rochester, N.Y., physician who helped a dying patient commit suicide and wrote about his involvement says that he went public with the case to stimulate open discussion among physicians and the public about ways to ease the suffering of dying patients. In a telephone interview, Dr. Timothy E. Quill said he has received many calls of support since his essay appeared in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. The article already has sparked widespread debate.
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May 3, 1988 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL and WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writers
Members of Congress and acquaintances expressed confusion and sadness Monday over the circumstances that prompted a Maryland congressman's aide to leap to his death from a New York hotel window the day a critical story about him appeared in the Washington Post. In the aftermath of the death of Thomas Pappas, 46, chief aide to Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.
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January 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Christmas Eve package bomb that injured a 10-year-old girl came from a family acquaintance who committed suicide five days after the blast, investigators said. The bomb came from Christopher P. Gilson, 58, who lived about two miles from Jude and Mary Reardon in Clifton Park, said state police Maj. Peter Lawrence. Jordan Reardon was burned over 27% of her body when she opened the package. Jude Reardon's brother fired Gilson from a sales job in 1991, police said. Gilson shot himself Dec. 29.
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May 5, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.) said Wednesday his former top aide killed himself because a newspaper story unfairly "smeared" his reputation by describing his unorthodox relations with young male members of Dyson's office staff. Emerging from two days of seclusion after the death of Thomas M. Pappas, Dyson denied that either he or Pappas was a homosexual and praised his former administrative assistant as "a man of integrity."
NEWS
January 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Christmas Eve package bomb that injured a 10-year-old girl came from a family acquaintance who committed suicide five days after the blast, investigators said. The bomb came from Christopher P. Gilson, 58, who lived about two miles from Jude and Mary Reardon in Clifton Park, said state police Maj. Peter Lawrence. Jordan Reardon was burned over 27% of her body when she opened the package. Jude Reardon's brother fired Gilson from a sales job in 1991, police said. Gilson shot himself Dec. 29.
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January 20, 1995 | From Associated Press
The death of former major league umpire Ron Luciano, whose theatrical style made him a favorite among baseball fans, was classified Thursday as a suicide, police said. In a brief statement, Endicott police said an autopsy performed by Broome County coroner Dr. Michael McCarville concluded that Luciano, 57, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Lt. Harlan Ayers said no additional information or details will be released by authorities.
NEWS
July 4, 1994 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sunlight glinted off Frank R. Olson's coffin for the first time in nearly 41 years, Eric Olson's last memories of his father came rushing back. He recalled seeing the dark, hardwood casket at the funeral. He remembered watching his father walk across the front yard to catch a ride to work one Monday morning. It was the last time anyone in the family saw him alive. On Nov. 28, 1953, Frank Olson plunged to the pavement from the 10th floor window of a New York hotel.
NEWS
August 18, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A doctor who admitted helping a leukemia patient commit suicide was cleared of misconduct charges by a New York state health board. A three-member panel of the Board for Professional Medical Conduct ruled that the actions of Dr. Timothy Quill were "legal and ethically appropriate." Quill, an internist at Genesee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y.
NEWS
April 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
No charges will be brought against a doctor who wrote in a prestigious medical journal that he had prescribed tranquilizers for a cancer patient so she could kill herself, prosecutors said Friday. Authorities have not found a body or other evidence that Dr. Timothy Quill of the University of Rochester committed a crime, Monroe County Dist. Atty. Howard Relin said. If there is no physical evidence of a crime "you don't have a prosecution or the possibility of a prosecution," Relin said.
NEWS
March 8, 1991 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
A Rochester, N.Y., physician who helped a dying patient commit suicide and wrote about his involvement says that he went public with the case to stimulate open discussion among physicians and the public about ways to ease the suffering of dying patients. In a telephone interview, Dr. Timothy E. Quill said he has received many calls of support since his essay appeared in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. The article already has sparked widespread debate.
SPORTS
January 20, 1995 | From Associated Press
The death of former major league umpire Ron Luciano, whose theatrical style made him a favorite among baseball fans, was classified Thursday as a suicide, police said. In a brief statement, Endicott police said an autopsy performed by Broome County coroner Dr. Michael McCarville concluded that Luciano, 57, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Lt. Harlan Ayers said no additional information or details will be released by authorities.
NEWS
July 4, 1994 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the sunlight glinted off Frank R. Olson's coffin for the first time in nearly 41 years, Eric Olson's last memories of his father came rushing back. He recalled seeing the dark, hardwood casket at the funeral. He remembered watching his father walk across the front yard to catch a ride to work one Monday morning. It was the last time anyone in the family saw him alive. On Nov. 28, 1953, Frank Olson plunged to the pavement from the 10th floor window of a New York hotel.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.) said Wednesday his former top aide killed himself because a newspaper story unfairly "smeared" his reputation by describing his unorthodox relations with young male members of Dyson's office staff. Emerging from two days of seclusion after the death of Thomas M. Pappas, Dyson denied that either he or Pappas was a homosexual and praised his former administrative assistant as "a man of integrity."
NEWS
May 3, 1988 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL and WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writers
Members of Congress and acquaintances expressed confusion and sadness Monday over the circumstances that prompted a Maryland congressman's aide to leap to his death from a New York hotel window the day a critical story about him appeared in the Washington Post. In the aftermath of the death of Thomas Pappas, 46, chief aide to Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.
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