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The Salt Lake Tribune UTAH Monday, June 12, 1995 1 dont know much about baseball, but any game thar invelves throwing Someone out cant be all bad! But Ruling on 4 Log Hav en Killer oe é Waiting Meeting c © Buddy Booth was deliv mie he stumbled aert a murdered mi the bloody taurant FOR THE RECORD BOMBER SENTENCED A former Brigham Young Uniident who blew up his own car with a pipe bomb has been ordered to serve 90 days in mountainside x ebne iller Michael Patrick Momias pped redataparole hear His iuie armed with ing June 2 from the family of wien evs aeniNesee Due to incomplete criminal-j tice records. however, Booth’s family wasnotinvitedtothehearing I didn't w anything until r perform 100 hours of com- saw the newspaper,” said rvice. Phillip J. Hatch 2. also was placed on three years probation. His V: kswagen Golf exploded in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Au- Boot dow. Carla Doty. “I esuffered for the last 13 years > of it. I didn’t think justice Was done, He got offeasy. A 3rd District jury convicted Moore spared unanimo € on a death sentence entencedto life in prisc hachance at parole after 10 s He has since become a model prisoner who volunteers thousands of hours tutoring Spanishspeaking inmates and growing plants in prison programs. Moore has apologized to the Rasmussen family and s he has tried to apologize to the Booths, but has failed to reach them. After reading an account of Moore’s ole hearing in The Salt Lake Doty and Booth’s sister Glenda Bradford. contacted the board, which eed to postpone issuing a rul'&¥untilafter meeting with them today . There is an outside possibility the Board of Pardons will reconthe hearing for the limited 3S! taking their testimony allow Moore to respond. $4 d hoard. “member Don Blan- murder in the company van. Moore wasin the restaurant looking fora heavyobject tosink Rasmussen’sbodyinapondandcame out to find Booth standing over Rasmussen's bullet-ridden body. Moore's gun first jammed ashe aimed at the witness, but he cleared the chamber. Booth begged for his life as Moore chased and shot him in the elbow and the neck before bringing him down, according to court testimony. The wounds would not have beenfatal, but Moorefired addi- chard tional slugs NotNotified: Doty has lived in the same West Valley City home for the past nine years. but was nevernotified of any of Moore’s three parole hearings. Booth’s killing left her daughters, ages 4 months and 3 years, without a father andherself nearly destitute. Norma [now 16] idolized him,” Doty said, referring to her oldest daughter. “It was hard to tell her he wasnever coming home.Itwas probably three weeks when I took her to the grave site and she thought she was going to be able to see him.” A deliveryman for Peerless Laundry. Booth happened upon said. “If I had received [anyletter testify outside the presence of the offender, who still has the right to from Moore]! would have thrown it in the garbage.” she said. “I would have been afraid to open respond “Victim statements, both written andtestimony,arelistened to the scene of the March 5, it. very carefully, but the ultimate Voice Heard: But she wants to voice her pain to the state authoritythat holds the key to Moore’s path to freedom — the Board of Pardons. which decides exact terms of punishment under Utah's system of indeterminate sentencing. A 1988 Utah statute grants victims of crime and their survivors the right to speak at parole hearings. But manyinmate files lack current victim information, particularly from older crimes be- decision won't be influencedprimarily by that information Blanchard said Theoffense, prior records and rehabilitation carry just as much if not more weightin paroledecisions : Regardless of howvictimtestimonyaffects parole, the right to address the Board of Pardons can help victims heal themselves, offi_cials say. Since victim-notification laws took effect, police and prosecutors are more careful about re- the heads of fore notification laws took effect cording victim information. Booth and the already dead Rasumussen. in the mid-1980sas sensitivity to victims’ interests swept the nation This was the case with Moore. “Four or five weeks before the hearing, I reviewthe case and de- “At the front we explain the process and let victims knowthat they should inform us of any changeof addressif they want to staya part of the process,” Albertoni said into 1982, “The guy from Peerless, his body was jumping” after the first shots, Mooretestified at his trial ‘So I did the same to him [shot him in the head] and he was still jumping. In his confession to police, he said he killed Booth’ because “dead men don'ttell lies.” The offense shocked Booth’s family,whoremaininnomoodto forgivehis killer or even consider his apologies and remorse, Doty thorities believe Hatch had reconsidereda suicide attempt and was disarming bombs when one of themdetonated RIOT IN OGDEN The Ogden Police Department riot squad responded to a disturbance at 1:25 a.m. Saturday and found a crowd dodging traffic as people battled in the middle of Wall Avenue in the 2700 block The combatants waved guns. threw cartonsof beer and slashed at each otherwith knives. Most of the fighters scattered whenpolice arrived. But one man held his ground and was pepper-sprayed into submission, Two men, ages 26 and 27, were treated at McKayDee Hospital for minor cuts. None of the participants would tell police who had assaulted whom, saying they would settle the matter at a later time. No arrests were made a BIRTHDAY BASH A 33-year-old Ogden man com- plained to police Fridaynight that festivities at his 31-year-old brother's birthday party got out of hand and cost him a broken nose — inflicted by the birthday boy. The brotherslive togetherin the 300 block of 32nd Street. The incident began when the older onetold the youngerone to take his beer-bash somewhereelse so he could get some sleep. The birthdayboy chased his older brother with a knife. Then, while the older man wason the phonewith police. his nose was broken when he was kicked by the younger man. By the time officers arrived, the partyers had left. Paramedics treated the older brother's injuries. No arrests were made West Valley Woman Dies From Wounds West Valley City resident Berna-Dean Klingenberg diedafter her throat was slashed and she suffered five deep stab wounds inher stomach The Hills Above Ogden Offer a World of High Speed and Sharp Turns By Tom Quinn SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE Keith, called po- officers he thought she had committed suicide. He found her on their bed and attempted to revive her, he told detectives But the severity of the 43-year old woman’s injuries led police to believe she did not kill herself, It would be pretty damn hard to do to yourself,” said West Val ley police Capt. Steve Schr 2, Hecalled it a suspicious death Officers found a serrated steak knife and a large, bloody carving knife next to Klingenberg's bed Schreeve said there were no signs of forced entry into the home at 3958 S. Lance St. (3080 West) The house had not been ran sacked, either By DavidClifton THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE Most people who endangerchildren by bringing firearmsto schools walk outof courtwithlittle or no punishment. Utah's gun-free school zone law makesit a misdemeanorto carry a firearm or other dangerous weapon nearschools. Punishments range from six months to 1 yearin jail, or up to a $2,500fine. Three adults were arrested in 1994 for carrying guns too close to Davis County schools. Charges against two were dismissed, while the third awaits trial on the weapons charge and more-serious drug violations, records show. That’s not what Rep. Ray Short had in mind. Short, R-Holladay, pushed the gun-free zone law through the 1993 Legislature. He hoped the consequences would stop juveniles from bringing firearmsand knivesto class. “It maybetime to look at harsher penalties,” said grades — so many signs it looks like a Burma Shave crewused up its inventory, The tortuous nature of the road is whyabout 200 racing fanatics gathered there Saturday and Sundayto test their ability to hurtle along at speeds that defy gravity, gravel and life-insurance exclusions. All were members of the Intermountain Vintage Racing Club and most were also members of the Sports Car Club of America. IVR Vice President Don Colman, 62, said vintage car racing is the fastest grow- ing motor sport in North America “It can be very expensive,” he said, “but anybod: can join, even if they don’t own a car. Colmansaid about 20% to 25% of IVR membersare women, and unlike manysports. races are notdivided by the sexes. “If a man can't keep up. the hell with him,” he said Under blue sky, against a backdrop of birch and pine, with birds twittering and wildflowers nodding 30 man-made metal monsters — models from 1959 to 1995 — took off swinging around a dozen major sharp turns. andstoppedafter covering 1.5 miles in 60 to 85 seconds. Utah could have taken advantage ofa federal law passed in 1990, but the statute was recently struck downby the U.S. Supreme Court. Violators of the Gun-Free School Zone Act faced up to 5 years in a federal prison — with no parole — and fine up to $250,000. First-time offenders could have been put behindbars for up to six months. But not a single case wasfiled under the federal law, said David Schwendiman,assistant U.S. attorney for Utah. “It doesn’t surprise me,” he said. “If there are disturbancesin a schoolyard, local law enforcement responds. They handleit understate law.” The prize for getting fromstart to stop in the shortest time was mostly self-satisfaction and a hug from loved ones This world ofhigh speed and sharp turns is foreign to someone whose only touch with a sporty car was a turn at owning a Corvair. The ma- Deirdre Eitel ‘TheSait Lake Tribune Richard Sheya, president of Intermountain Vintage Racing Club, zooms along road east of Ogden in a vehicle handbuilt by Jeff Hess. chines ripping through these obsta- er of a BMW2002 rotary-powered pened, “I was riding with someone else that race and missed the fun.” Admiring the damage to car and driver, Chase (who would not give his last namein case his mother reads this), 16, and his twin, Chris, said car, seems to be a sensible young man, He's a University of Utah stu they were graduating from go-cart racing to the big time this summer. dent with an arm temporaily in a sling. His carstill sat on its trailer We've beenin training since we cles range in cost from $5.000 to $65,000. in cubic centimeters of engines from 948 to 6,000, and in speed Lincoln Woodard, 19. Orem, own- Sunday aftenoon 95 miles an hour, his right front tire blew, the car were 8, but go-carts can go only60 to 100 miles an hour, so we're excited Saturday, while traveling at 90 to turned glider, and about getting into lane,’ the really fast Chasesaid. Motorists beware: Be on the look- nosed into — fortunately — rain softened ground It'll take about a thousanddollars to getit racing again.” he said. Down. out for drivers who speak a foreign languagethat only sounds like Eng- playing his damaged arm, and women in their second child- Woodard thought the Saturday incident was a iting” moment -driver, Steve Rogers, 18 Pleasant Grove, grumbled that he had not been in the death seat beside Lincoln when the inevitable hay lish. From toddlers in training pants and crash helmets to mature men hood, everyone at the race talked funny e flowing exhaust GTR Formula this and that Lola Those terms came tripping off tonguesthat seem to be connected to the innardsof their cars Regardless of their inability to communicate wilh couch potatoes, they were a friendly bunch of people who didn’t sneerat those who did not know what displacement means. Would you like a ride in this WROP-88?” one asked ‘Can I wear a helmet?” answered a neophyte Required.” The driver wheeled the machine into line and smiled Less than two minutes later, having flown through a blinding mazeof turns, trees and mountain backdrops, the ride ended. Unruffled by the 90-second races. the drivers decided it wastimetoeat lunch. Races were suspended until the sandwiches were gone. To these folks, high-speed heats throughthehills above Ogden are as routine as a Sundayafternoondrive wouldbefor most people Four penalized: Fifteen juveniles were busted last year for bringing gunsto school. Nine eventually madeit to court, with only four penalized for their crimes, according to state-court records. Ogden police arrested a 12-year-old boy and his friend in February 1994 after the juveniles were caught with dangerous weapons near WasatchElementarySchool. The boys were hunting birds with pellet guns in a field near the school. After their expedition, the duo leaned their weapons against a school fence. A neighbor sawthe gunsandcalled police, said Paul Dawson, 2nd District Juvenile Court probation supany ek “Weclosed the case out of court,” said Dawson, “The boys got 25 hours of communityservice.” The low number of arrests in Utah couldbeattributed to a misconception that numerous juveniles take gunsto school or that some are handled without intervention by the courts, said Michael Phillips, deputy juvenile court administrator. “When we hear about such crimes, wetendto remember them,” he said Since the gun-free school zonelawpassedin 1993, juvenile courts have handled 407 young offenders he said. Most of those juveniles were arrested for possessing weaponsother than firearms It may be a problemof what criminal code the kids are charged under,” said Don Leither, proba- tion supervisor for 3rd District Juvenile Court. “We mayget them as possessing a dangerous weapon, but (police or probation officers] mayfail to distinguish that the offense happened onschool grounds. Mandatory Expulsion:Phillips is sending out a By Vince Horiuchi ean Lung Association, and gives students an oppor ter is a member of the Kids Coalition, which makes other children awareof the dangers of smoking about the dangers of smoking Wedon't smoke, and shehas a coupleof aunts and uncles who smoke, and she’s always been concerned about them,’ her mother said Ashleyis described as a motivated teen who hopes to be a heart surgeon, “She wants to beableto help people,” Lynette Thirkill said. “She thought she tunity to talk to U.S. senators and representatives TRIBUNE Thirteen-year-old Ashley Thirkill was concerned that kids were recognizing Joe Camel, the mascot for Camel cigarettes, almost as much as Mickey Mouse So the Rocky Mountain Junior High Senucl student wrote a letter to Republican Conyressman Jim Hansen to complain about the kinds of messages to bacco companies were sending children Tobacco companies give us untrue Greater Use of Gun-Free Law In School Zones to Snowbasin is marked by warning signs about turns. twists, deer crossings. skunk carcasses, and steep 2 Utah Teens Are Taking Their Anti-Smoking Message to Washington HE SALT LAKE Officials Urging SNOWBASIN ROAD — The road from 85 to 180 Her husband, lice Sunday at 1:18 p.m., and told a It’s a Sunday Drive — for the Adventurous termine whothe victims are,” said Crystal Albertoni, the parole board's victim coordinator. “We were never able to locate this other [Booth] family. None of our records gave us any information to dothis.” At parole hearings, victims can messages about smoking and entice our youngsociety to try something that is harmful and ruins lives,” she wrote Ashley, from Taylor in Weber County, and another Utah student, Alexis Oliver, were selected to go to Washington, D.C., this week to participate in the SmokeFree Class of 2000. The project is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association andthe Ameri- Thetwo were selectedas part of a contest open to all seventh-graders during the past school year Each of the participants researched a tobacco issue and wrote a letter on that topic requesting action from anelected official Two students from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico were chosento go to Washington, D.C. Alexis, who attends Lakeridge Junior High School in Orem, wrote a letter to state Rep. J. Brent Hay mondabout the health-care costs relating to smok ing. I have foundthat smoking and tobaccokill more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack heroin, homicide, suicide, fires and AIDS combined,” she wrote. Ashley's mother, Lynette Thirkill, said her daugh. could affect more peopleby doing that.” The teens will spend five days in Washington, D.C., and are expectedto meet President Clinton and former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, and visit both houses of Congress. The SmokeFree Class of 2000is a 12-y du tion and awareness campaign. This week's conference will teach the teens how to becometobacco control advocates and howto initiate changes in federal, state and local tobaeco-control laws andpol icles message to the state's seven district juvenile courts asking clerks and probationofficers to use the gun- free school zone law when appropriate In addition, juveniles who bring weapons to school also face mandatory expulsion under Utah's néw School Discipline Amendments. The amendments give schools the authority to kiek out students for bad behavior, destruction of school property, threatening or attacking other pupils or teachers, drinking alcohol, using drugs or possessing weapons. Last year, Park City School District announced it would imposea tougher “zero tolerance’ standard requiring that a student caught with a gun or knife be automatically expelled for the school year Under thepolicy, expulsion is one option a Park City public school can consider. The option was iin posedagainst a 12-year-old boy who brought a triygerless gun to Treasure Mountain Middle School His parents filed a lawsuit against thedistrict over the boy's punishment but it was dismissed Last fall, President Clinton ordered all schoolsto expel any student caught with a gun, knife or other dangerous weapon.