Archive for Thursday, December 9, 2004

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School priorities
December 9, 2004
Special place
December 9, 2004
Lake potential
December 9, 2004
Commodities
December 9, 2004
Needed support
December 9, 2004
Daily ticker
December 9, 2004
Our town sports
December 9, 2004
Charges filed against Pacers, fans
Artest, O’Neal, Jackson, Harrison, Johnson cited
December 9, 2004
Pontiac, Mich. — Five Indiana Pacers and five fans were charged Wednesday for fighting during the melee that broke out at the end of a nationally televised game against the Detroit Pistons last month. Players Ron Artest, Stephen Jackson, David Harrison and Anthony Johnson were charged with one count of assault and battery in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history. Jermaine O’Neal, a three-time NBA All-Star, was charged with two counts of assault and battery. All the fans were charged with misdemeanor assault and battery, including Pistons player Ben Wallace’s brother, David. Bryant Jackson also was charged with felony assault for throwing a chair into the fray, Oakland County prosecutor David Gorcyca said. The misdemeanor carries up to three months in jail and a fine of up to $500, and the felony carries up to four years in prison. Gorcyca, however, said the players and fans probably would face probation and fines if convicted. Gorcyca singled out spectator John Green, who faces two assault counts and, the prosecutor said, “single-handedly incited this whole interaction between the fans and players and probably is the one that’s most culpable.” Green is accused of throwing a cup at Artest, splashing him and sparking the brawl. John Ackerman and William Paulson, each facing an assault charge, also were accused of throwing cups in players’ faces. In addition, two men were charged for walking onto the court at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Police said other fans could be charged, too.
On the record
December 9, 2004
Reavis services
December 9, 2004
Clarice Brewer Mulford
December 9, 2004
Stephen C. Currie
December 9, 2004
Roy P. Barnes
December 9, 2004
Allan V. Miller
December 9, 2004
E. Verne Moore
December 9, 2004
Real costs
December 9, 2004
Pulliam services
December 9, 2004
Manning subdued about TD record chase
Colts quarterback needs four touchdown passes to tie Marino
December 9, 2004
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning would rather talk about anything but himself. That isn’t going to happen this week.
Vera Agnes Moffitt
December 9, 2004
Horoscopes
December 9, 2004
Photo: Pooch patrol
December 9, 2004
Issue of rights
December 9, 2004