* Savannah News-Press • Sunday, May 1,199-1 - 7C
Disaster Renewed*Faith In Humanity, Priest Says 'Babyface' Suspect Arrested
whose lives had been disrupted by chance. Wesoiowski is a Red Cross-
By JAN SKUTCH
Stiff Writer the tornadoes. Wesoiowski said he was called by trained technician in disaster as- 1
After the immediate needs were Johnny Odom, Red* Cross disaster The Associated Press spokesman for the New Yflrk Po-
sessment and family services, Hill lice Department, said Saturday
There's nothing like a visit with cared for, victims were referred to official, just before spring break and said. DECATUR - A man whose
people whose lives have been de- groups that offer additional assis- asked if he would like to go, since he "We're happy to have him," she Jameswhite once received a
boyish looks earned him the nick- special blessing from a Jamaican
stroyed by nature to renew one's tance. Those reach-out programs was about to have a few days off. said, name "Babyface" was arrested in
faith in the human race. are likely to remain in place for up After conducting Easter services Wesoiowski, 47, has been at Bene- voodoo priestess that he believed
Just ask the Rev. Anthony Weso- to a year longer. on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Weso- dictine for 22 years. He teaches Lat- a suburban Atlanta killing, then made him invisible to police and
4 identified Saturday as the suspect
lowski, a priest and teacher at Bene- 'You come out just having a iowski was on his way to Canton for in, computer and robotics and impervious to bullets, according
dictine Military School. whole different perspective about a week of face-to-face meetings with coaches the cross-country team. in at least 14 deaths in the North- to New York authorities. !;
y'The people up in north Georgia humanity," Wesoiowski said. "You disaster victims. His good deeds do not stop with east. s Police say Jameswhitfc first
just re-established my faith in hu- come out of there feeling on top of Wesoiowski was joined in Canton tornado victims. Wesoiowski teaches Richard Jameswhite, 20, of killed at age 17, when he allegedly
manity,M said Wesoiowski, who re- the world." by Savannah Red Cross officials diving to youth at the Jenkins Boys New York was booked under an shot a man in a barbershop; in the
'cently returned from tornado-rav- Repeatedly, he was confronted Odom and Sharon Jones and volun- Club, also as a volunteer. alias in the shooting Thursday of
ished Canton. "They were more con- with people who had lost all they had teer Marie Desoubeaux, said Barba- His involvement in Red Cross di- New York City borough of Brook-
24-year-old Anthony Maclin. lyn. $
cerned about their neighbors up but would tell relief workers that ra Hill, director of Emergency Com- saster efforts began about three
there when they had nothing." neighbors needed help more than munity Services for the Red Cross years ago while attending a Red Fingerprints revealed Maclin was shot several-times
Wesoiowski traveled to Canton in they did, Wesoiowski said. here. Cross class on cardiopulmonary re- Jameswhite to be the suspect in a after an argument in a parking
Jasper County last month as a mem- "Everybody up there was wor- Hill said Wesoiowski is one of suscitation. He was invited to in- three-year killing and robbery lot. Devon Brown, 24, o| New
ber of the American Red Cross Di- ried about everyone else/' he said. about 50 Red Cross-trained volun- struct the class, the first step. spree in New York, Connecticut York, also was charged in his
saster Relief team. As a volunteer, "Most of the time in a disaster, peo- teers who would be available here in "I bit the hook and I've been and Pennsylvania, Kim Royster, a death, DeKalb County polic£ said.
he worked from dawn to dusk pro- ple really come together." case of a hurricane or similar disas- hooked ever since," Wesoiowski
viding immediate relief to folks He was in Canton almost by ter, , said.
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Doctors Say Pope
The Los Angelos Times
VATICAN CITY - Pleased wjth
the initial stages of Pope John Paul
II's recovery from an operation to
repair a broken thighbone, doctors
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said Saturday that he should be able
to resume a normal life,
The 73-year-old pope was resting
comfortably without pain, fever or
complications, papal spokesman
Joaquin Navarro told reporters .
He said the pope hoped to record
his traditional Sunday noontime
message for transmission Sunday to
pilgrims in St. Pefer's Square.
Emilio Tresalti, director of
r>mpl1i HnsUpl, whop*. -SttFgeonS~y
replaced a piece of the femur from '
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John Paul's right leg with a metal
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prosthesis, said the pope passed a
tranquil first night with excellent
prospects for a full recovery.
John Paul broke the bone as he
emerged from his shower at the Vat-
ican Thursday night.
The pontiff will remain at the
Catholic hospital for two or three
weeks, doctors say ."He will-.need ex^
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