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					The Daily Eastern News                                                                                                                       Thursday, December 9, 1999                                                                                                                    11

Hockey player faces battery charges national                                                                                                                                                                                                            through the ropes, courage that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eventually took Stephan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sports                               Johnson’s life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Johnson was a journeyman

   WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A                                       “This was an unusual set of                                     “I think it’s a terrible thing that                                                                                    junior middleweight who col-
15-year-old hockey player is fac-                             circumstances, which we believe                                 the police have to get involved in                                                                                        lapsed in the 10th round of an
ing battery charges for slamming                              justifies bringing these charges,”                              something that happened during                                                                                            undercard fight against Paul
an opponent into the boards, leav-                            Waller said.                                                    the contest of a sporting event,”                                                                                         Vaden in Atlantic City, N.J., on
ing him paralyzed.                                               Jeff Steinback, a lawyer for the                             said Alan Kray, president of the                                                                                          Nov. 20.
   Neal Goss, 15, of suburban                                 boy charged, said his client did                                Northbrook Hockey League,                                                                                                     Fifteen days later, he was
Chicago was injured Nov. 3 at a                               not intend to harm Goss.                                        which sponsors the Glenbrook                                                                                              dead.
rink by a cross-check by a
Glenbrook North High School
                                                              Steinback said his client is “heart-
                                                              sick over what has happened to
                                                                                                                                 Both teams are affiliated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Olerud leaves New                        Johnson trained at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gleason’s, a place straight out
player. Goss attends New Trier                                the other young man.”                                           the league. They are not sanc-                                                       York for Seattle                     of central casting, hard by the
Township High School in                                          “It was not intentional. And                                 tioned by high schools.                                                                  NEW YORK (AP) – John             docks in downtown Brooklyn.
Winnetka.                                                     obviously, making the decision to                                  If convicted, the boy could be                                                    Olerud left the New York Mets        He was just another faceless
   The Lake County state’s attor-                             charge him has compounded the                                   held in a juvenile facility until he                                                 for Seattle as the first key free-   fighter, anonymous to most
ney’s office on Tuesday charged                               tragedy,” Steinback said.                                       is 21.                                                                               agent deadline of the offseason      people except family and
the Glenbrook player, also 15,                                   Steinback suggested he may                                      He is to be arraigned Jan. 5 in                                                   approached Tuesday night, and        friends.
with two counts of aggravated                                 argue the check occurred as the                                 Lake County Juvenile Court.                                                          teams cut off negotiations with          But he had a mother and a
battery, contending the youth                                 buzzer sounded.                                                    After surgery Nov. 15, Goss                                                       73 of their former players.          fiancee, a sister and a brother.
caused great bodily harm and his                                 “If a tackle in football begins                              was released from the hospital                                                           The World Series champion        And on Tuesday, they gathered
hockey stick was a deadly                                     prior to the end of the game and                                and is now a patient at the                                                          New York Yankees said good-          in a ring at Gleason’s to
weapon.                                                       the individuals don’t land until                                Rehabilitation        Institute     of                                               bye to catcher Joe Girardi and       remember the fallen fighter.
   The player’s name was not                                  after the game is over, is that real-                           Chicago.                                                                             infielder Luis Sojo, Anaheim
released because of his age.                                  ly after the game?” he said.                                       “He still does not have use of
   State’s Attorney Michael                                      Waller said he acted on                                      the lower half of his body and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   let go of left-hander Chuck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Finley and Cincinnati said so
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barkley injured
Waller said the check occurred                                accounts       from      witnesses,                             only has limited use of his arms,”                                                   long to outfielder Greg Vaughn           PHILADELPHIA (AP) –
after the buzzer sounded, indicat-                            although others who saw the hit                                 said Karl Lutz, president of the                                                     and pitchers Steve Avery and         Houston Rockets forward
ing an intent to harm.                                        dispute that it was intentional.                                New Trier Hockey Club.                                                               Mark Wohlers.                        Charles Barkley went down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Meanwhile, 22 players were       with an injury to his left leg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   offered arbitration, a group that    Wednesday night in the first

                                      Scoreboard                                                                                                                                                                   included outfielder Wil Cordero      quarter of his farewell game in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and left-hander Chris Haney          Philadelphia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Cleveland) and three players            Barkley was going up to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   who left the NL champion             block a shot by Tyrone Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Atlanta Braves to become free        when he lost his balance and
                                          Nick Webb – 1532.86                                                  C Creighton Gubanich to one-year                          MANITOBA MOOSE — Announced F
EIU CALENDAR                           Vince Samford – 1395.95        TRANSACTIONS                             contracts.                                                Corey Spring has been assigned to         agents: shortstop Jose               hit the floor hard with 4:09 left
4 p.m. — Men’s and women’s track at     Dan Ochwat – 1354.95                       AUTO RACING                               BASKETBALL                                  the team by Tampa Bay of the NHL                                               in the first. He grabbed his left
Lantz fieldhouse                       Eric Van Houlen – 1337.65      A.J. FOYT RACING — Signed Jeff                 National Basketball Association                     and F Doug Doull has been assigned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hernandez, right-hander Rudy
                                          Chris Wise – 1269.65        Ward to a one-year contract.             INDIANA PACERS — Activated F                              to the team by Detroit of the IHL. Sent   Seanez and outfielder Gerald         leg and motioned for trainers to
                                          Ben Turner – 1223.34                       BASEBALL                  Jonathan Bender from the injured list.                    F Quinn Hancock to Muskegon of the                                             assist him.
                                                                                  American League              Placed C Zan Tabak on the injured                         UHL.                                      Williams.
       COLLEGE                        AMERICAN CONFERENCE             ANAHEIM ANGELS — Named                   list.                                                              Central Hockey League                Players offered arbitration          Barkley, who says he is
                                                                      Bobby Ramos bullpen coach, Mick
      Men’s Basketball                  CENTRAL DIVISION
                                                                      Billmeyer bullpen catcher and John
                                                                                                                  Continental Basketball Association                     COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   may accept the offers through        retiring after the season, did not
                                                                                                               LA CROSSE BOBCATS — Signed G                              Signed D Kamil Kuriplach.
      OVC Standings                                                   Van Ornum advance scout.                                                                                                                                                          put weight on the leg as he was
                     OVC    Overall
                                       Todd Schreiber – 1796.62
                                                                      CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to
                                                                                                               Jason Miskiri. Released G Sean                            INDIANAPOLIS ICE — Waived C               Dec. 19 and negotiate with
Southeast Missouri   1-0      5-0
                                         Jason Bialka – 1758.3
                                                                      terms with LHP Mark Langston on a
                                                                                                               Mason.                                                    Doug Altschul.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   their former teams through           helped off the court and to the
                                        Adam Randle – 1720.95                                                                  FOOTBALL                                  East Coast Hockey League
Eastern Kentucky     1-0      3-1
                                          Doug Hicks – 1712.7         minor league contract.                            National Football League                         BIRMINGHAM BULLS — Activated C            Jan. 8.                              locker room. There was no
Murray State         1-0      5-2                                     KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to
Eastern Illinois     1-1      3-3
                                      Jeremy Alexander – 1681.02
                                                                      terms with INF Rey Sanchez on a
                                                                                                               CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed                                Stefan Rivard from injured reserve.                                            immediate word on the severity
                                       Mary Wohlrabe – 1679.45                                                 DT Esera Tuaolo on injured reserve.                       Placed D Tyler Johnston on the 7-day
Tennessee Tech       1-1      2-3
                                         Mike Hudson – 1663.2         two-year contract.                       Signed DT Viliami Maumau and DT                           injured reserve.                                                               of the injury.
Tennessee-Martin     0-0      2-3                                     MINNESOTA TWINS — Acquired
                                        Donald Wells – 1614.53                                                 Antonio Dingle.                                           GREENVILLE GRRROWL —
Tennessee State
Middle Tennessee
Austin Peay
                                        Pat Osterman – 1507.7
                                          Matt Peters – 1489.2
                                                                      RHP Scott Randall from Colorado for
                                                                      OF Chris Latham. Signed RHP Hector
                                                                                                               DENVER BRONCOS — Waived OL
                                                                                                               Paul Wiggins from the practice squad.
                                                                                                                                                                         Released G Nick Vitucci.
                                                                                                                                                                         JOHNSTOWN CHIEFS —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fighter remem-                       Walker inducted
                                                                      Carrasco and OF Midre Cummings to
Morehead State       0-1      2-3
                                         Todd Price – 1327.87
                                        James Diemer – 1312.5         one-year contracts.
                                                                      NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to
                                                                                                               GREEN BAY PACKERS — Re-
                                                                                                               signed DE Jon Harris.
                                                                                                               NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS —
                                                                                                                                                                         Announced G Craig Hillier has been
                                                                                                                                                                         recalled by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of
                                                                                                                                                                         the AHL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   bered by peers                       into college hall
    Women’s Basketball                NATIONAL CONFERECNCE            terms with LHP Allen Watson on a         Released LB Bernard Russ. Released                        PENSACOLA ICE PILOTS —
     OVC Standings                        CENTRAL DIVISION            two-year contract.                       LB Ron Merkerson from the practice                        Activated F Darcy George from the           NEW YORK (AP) –
                                                                      SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to
                   OVC     Overall      Mike Byrne — 1820.42
                                                                      terms with 1B John Olerud on a three-
                                                                                                               squad. Moved WR Sean Morey from                           injured reserve.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Thirteen former champions               NEW YORK (AP) –
Tennessee State    2-0       3-1       Mike Davidson — 1805.63                                                 the practice squad to the active roster.                  TRENTON TITANS — Released G
Middle Tennessee 2-0         3-2        Jason Rossi — 1805.28         year contract.                           Signed DT Garrett Johnson to the                          Craig Fiander. West Coast Hockey          stood around Gleason’s Gym to        Herschel Walker, the 1982
Tennessee Tech     2-0       3-3       Christy Kilgore — 1704.45      TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to                practice squad.                                           League
Murray State       1-1       2-5           Joe Prisco — 1620          terms with LHP Mike Munoz and INF                         HOCKEY                                   ANCHORAGE ACES — Waived G                 pay tribute to a fallen col-         Heisman Trophy winner from
Eastern Kentucky 1-0         3-4         Ron Varrath — 1618.7         Luis Alicea on one-year contracts.                National Hockey League                           Peter Jaros. Signed G Marc Delorme.       league.                              Georgia, and a Virginia Tech
Morehead State     0-1       1-5        Brian Poulter — 1609.28       TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Re-signed            NHL — Suspended Calgary Flames                            BAKERSFIELD CONDORS —
Austin Peay        0-2       1-4         Jon Gifford — 1510.53        3B Willis Otanez on a one-year con-      D Denis Gauthier for two games for                        Traded C Steve Dowhy to Colorado for         Each of them, from Carlos         star who died in the 1970
Eastern Illinois   0-2       1-5       Steve Buecker — 1373.85        tract and OF Jake Brumfield on a         elbowing New York Rangers F Tim                           D Eric Long. Placed D Chris Dearden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ortiz to Sweet Saoul Mamby,          Marshall plane crash were
Tennessee-Martin 1-1         2-4         Brian Galin — 1352.84        minor league contract.                   Taylor on the head in a game on Dec.                      on the 21-day injured list. Activated
Southeast Missouri 0-2       1-6          Tom Hess — 1321.6                       National League              6.                                                        LW Chris Droeske from the injured list.   from Mark Breland to Iran            among 12 players inducted into
                                        Jeremy Huff — 1236.11         ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to               ANAHEIM MIGHTY DUCKS —                                    COLORADO GOLD KINGS —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Barkley, understood the              the National Football
                                         Kyle Breden — 969.56         terms with 1B Brian Hunter on a          Recalled LW Jeremy Stevenson from                         Announced G Steve Vezina has been
                                                                      minor league contract.                                                                                                                       courage it takes to climb            Foundation and College Hall of
          DENFL                       NATIONAL CONFERENCE             FLORIDA MARLINS — Named Julio
                                                                                                               Cincinnati of the AHL and assigned D
                                                                                                               Dan Trebil to Cincinnati.
                                                                                                                                                                         assigned to the team by Long Beach
                                                                                                                                                                         of the IHL.                                                                    Fame.
    AMERICAN CONFERENCE                   EAST DIVISION               G. Rebull Jr. senior vice president of     DALLAS STARS — Sent F Jon Sim                           IDAHO GRIZZLIES — Loaned G
        EAST DIVISION                                                 marketing, communications and sales.      and F Chris Murray to Michigan of the                    Nicholas Chabot to Utah of the IHL.
                                         Shane Miller –1718.85        LOS ANGELES DODGERS —                                        IHL.                                  SAN DIEGO GULLS — Announced
        Jeffrey Price – 1921.2           Brian Forneis –1687.02       Named Kris Rone executive vice pres-     PITTSBURGH PENGUINS —                                     that LW Ole Kjenstad and D Rod
      Greg Thompson – 1849.7              Susan Kile – 1687.02        ident and chief marketing officer.       Recalled G Jean-Sebastien Aubin                           Aldoff have been recalled by Long
       Danielle Stoll – 1717.2           Craig Ecker – 1559.45        PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed           from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of AHL.                        Beach of the IHL.
   Rameen Karbassioon – 1717.2           James Best – 1481.85         to terms with RHP Jeff Brantley on a     Assigned G Craig Hillier from                              Western Professional Hockey League
       Anish Gavri – 1664.02              John Miller – 1399.7        one-year contract. Designated 2B         Johnstown of the ECHL to Wilkes-                          ARKANSAS GLACIERCATS —
       Doug Trznadel – 1645.1           Nick Anderson – 1269.3        David Doster for assignment.             Barre/Scranton.                                           Announced that D Joel Dezainde has
       Dave Pump – 1539.27                Daniel Leib –1283.2         PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Signed                       American Hockey League                           been recalled by Detroit of the IHL.
      Jonathon Wills – 1457.65           Jeremy Bress – 1220.9        OF Adam Hyzdu, INF Jason Wood,           CINCINNATI MIGHTY DUCKS —                                 AUSTIN ICE BATS — Announced
      Nathan Fruend – 1442.8             Diedre Barlow – 1184.8       RHP Jose Lopez, and OF Daren             Recalled G Blaine Russell from                            that F Jim Shepard, F David
        Derek Cruit – 1381.8            Jeffrey Patchett – 1181.7     Hooper. Released LHP Michael             Huntington of the ECHL.HARTFORD                           Brousseau and F Dan Price have
      Jamie Munson – 1307.9             Richelle Heise – 1047.8       Chaney, RHP Mario Cordoba, RHP           WOLF PACK — Sent LW Boyd Kane                             been recalled by Houston of the the
       Chad Merda – 1273.89                                           Danny Crawford, RHP Manuel               to Charlotte of the ECHL.                                 IHL.
      Pat Fordonski – 1230.55         NATIONAL CONFERENCE             Helena, C David Diaz, C Jose             HERSHEY BEARS — Announced C                               CORPUS CHRISTI ICERAYS —
       Craig Marek – 1184.52              WEST DIVISION               Sanchez, C Alvaro Zambrano, 3B           Dan Hinote has been assigned to the                       Signed F Pat Dunn.
   Stephanie McCollum – 1162.62                                       Victor Araujo, SS Digno Delarosa, OF     team by Colorado of the NHL.                              LAKE CHARLES ICE PIRATES —
       Josh Mason – 1106.36            Teresa Hundrickx – 1744.2      Santos Cortez, OF Mo Douglas, OF         LOWELL LOCK MONSTERS — Sent                               Acquired D Mike Vandenberghe from
                                       James Connors – 1739.25        Juan Hernandez and OF Alvin              G Steve Valiquette to Trenton of the                      Odessa for D Scott Hillman who was
    AMERICAN CONFERENCE                Aaron Pankoke – 1688.02        Hidalgo from their minor league sys-     ECHL.                                                     acquired from El Paso for F John
       WEST DIVISION                     Luke Kramer – 1651.5         tem. Sold the contract of RHP Greg       SPRINGFIELD FALCONS —                                     Hanson.
                                       Anthony Garcia – 1629.82       Hansell to Hanshin of the Japanese       Announced RW Travis Hansen has                            MONROE MOCCASINS — Signed F
       Jay Ochwat – 1903.6              Dave Dompke – 1587.2          League.                                  been assigned to the team by                              Jayme Adduono.
     John Beerbower – 1855.8             Raj Chavda – 1524.28                   International League           Phoenix of the NHL.                                       AN ANGELO OUTLAWS — Claimed
    Meghan McMahon – 1762.57             Timothy Hiller – 1520.7      INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS — Signed            SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Released                                D Craig Nelson off waivers.
      Scott Busam – 1756.25                Erin Wilox – 1442.8        LHP David West, LHP Greg                 D Brad Baxter.                                                           OLYMPICS
      Adam Switzer – 1741.5               Kelly Gallery – 1350        McCarthy, LHP Joe Crawford, RHP          WORCESTER ICECATS — Sent RW                                   Salt Lake Organizing Committee
     Jacqualine Boyer – 1714.7          Mike Lanners – 1304.62        Mike Busby, RHP Mike Iglesias, RHP       James Desmarais to Peoria of the                          SLOC — Named Wilhelm Weber
        Jim Ochs – 1602.2                Mike Cunha – 1177.18         Eric Ludwick, RHP Greg Mix, RHP          ECHL.                                                     chief interpreter for the Winter Games
      Mike Manday – 1569.88           Timothy Anderson – 1108.15      Mike Rossiter, RHP Travis Smith and             International Hockey League                        of 2002.

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