November 13, 1992 |
A man who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head accidentally killed a friend standing next to him, authorities said. A single bullet passed through the head of 22-year-old Joseph R. Shatley, then struck 23-year-old Frances Nichols Hall in the face and lodged in her neck Tuesday night, a sheriff's department official said.
April 7, 1990 |
The Internal Revenue Service "made me a widow," a North Carolina woman tearfully told a Senate subcommittee Friday, contending that a long-running tax fight with the IRS drove her husband to commit suicide. Kay M. Council of High Point, N. C., testified that she and her husband, Alex, a 49-year-old real-estate developer, became "caught up in the middle of a big IRS screw-up" that led her husband to kill himself.
March 31, 1988 |
A special prosecutor was named Wednesday to investigate the killing of Julian Pierce, an American Indian activist who was running for a judgeship and was eulogized as Robeson County's "best hope for change." The state attorney general's office made the appointment at the request of county Dist. Atty. Joe Freeman Britt, Pierce's opponent for the Superior Court bench.
March 30, 1988
In response to the article concerning the Christian Scientist whose daughter died from acute bacterial meningitis, my own daughter had an interesting notion this practitioner might want to consider. "If your child is sick, say your prayers and wait a day to see if she gets better. If she gets worse, see if the doctors can help. If there is nothing the doctors can do, say your prayers again."