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Another Rape Victim Of Phillip Garrido Surfaces


SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 3) – Another allegation of sexual abuse emerged Thursday against kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido, when Antioch police disclosed he was arrested nearly 40 years ago on suspicion of drugging and raping a 14-year-old girl.

Garrido was accused of sexually assaulting the girl at an Antioch motel in April 1972 after giving her barbiturates, Antioch police Lt. Leonard Orman said.

Garrido was set to be prosecuted in the case but the charges were dropped when the girl refused to testify, Orman said.

The girl and a friend met Garrido, then 21, and another man near the public library and joined them in a car, where they were given drugs, he said.

Details on the case were spotty because so much time had passed.

However, authorities recently re-interviewed the girl and were able to piece together that she awoke at the motel and was raped repeatedly before her parents found her, Orman said.

It was the third sexual assault linked to Garrido by authorities.

Garrido, 58, and his wife, 54-year-old Nancy Garrido, pleaded not guilty to 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment in the disappearance of Jaycee Dugard 18 years ago. Both suspects are being held without bail.

Susan Gellman, Phillip Garrido’s public defender in El Dorado County, did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the 1972 case.

Police say the Garridos held Dugard captive in a backyard encampment of tents and sheds in Antioch, and Garrido fathered two children with Dugard.

He was previously convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of a casino worker in Reno, Nev., who said Garrido raped her in a storage locker before police found them. He spent about 11 years in federal prison and was paroled in 1988. Dugard was abducted in 1991 near her South Lake Tahoe home.

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    Auntie Tina Describes The Mother and Child Reunion

    Sept. 3) — Meeting for the first time in 18 years, Jaycee Lee Dugard had no problem recognizing her mother’s sister.

    “Auntie Tina,” she said, and the women hugged and cried,

    Tina Dugard, Jaycee’s aunt, became the first close family member to speak about the reunion between the girl missing so long she had become a woman, and the family who had been searching for her for almost two decades.

    “The smile on my sister’s face is as wide as the sea,” Dugard said Thursday.

    Dugard, 42, gave a brief public statement on Thursday and released a handful of previously unseen photos of her niece as the girl had appeared shortly before her kidnapping. Dugard thanked law enforcement officials. She said her niece remembered all of her family.

    Jaycee Lee Dugard, kidnapped in 1991 at age 11, was found outside San Francisco last month. She had lived in the backyard of a house owned by her captor, and he had fathered two children with her.

    In the newspaper, Tina Dugard described her niece’s daughters, aged 11 and 15, as acting just like kids, holding hands and playing video games. The girls know how to read and write. They can identify constellations and plants.

    “It’s clear they’ve been on the Internet and know a lot of things,” Tina Dugard told the newspaper. “I’m a teacher. I know kids. And I can tell you that they are a normal 11 and 15 year old.”

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      Man Throws Punch At Health Care Rally And Has His Finger Bitten Off

       

      THOUSAND OAKS — A 65-year-old man had his finger bitten off Wednesday evening at a health care rally in Thousand Oaks, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

      Sheriff’s investigators were called to Hillcrest and Lynn Road at 7:26 p.m.

      About 100 protesters sponsored by MoveOn.org were having a rally supporting health care reform.

      A group of anti-health care reform protesters formed across the street.

      The finger-biting incident occurred after a member of the group protesting health care reform, William Rice, 65, of Newbury Park, became involved in a heated discussion with a member of Code Pink, sheriff?s Capt. Ross Bonfiglio said.

      After the argument, Rice returned to where his own group was standing.

      A man from Moveon.org?s area then walked over to the opponents and verbally confronted Rice, allegedly calling him names and acting aggressively, Bonfiglio said.

      Rice later told investigators he felt threatened by the man and punched him in the nose, Bonfiglio said.

      The punch set off a fist fight between the two men, during which the tip of Rice?s left pinky finger was bitten off, Bonfiglio said.

      Rice drove himself to Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.

      Another man found the bitten-off portion of the finger and brought it to Rice at the hospital, Bonfiglio said.

      The suspect fled the scene, authorities said.

      He was described as a short man with a medium build, wearing a blue cap, black shirt and black shorts.

      Sheriff’s officials are investigating the incident.

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        Whitney Houston On GMA: Has The Signature Voice Vanished After Years Of Drug Abuse?

        “Good Morning America” co-host Diane Sawyer acknowledged her last controversial chat with pop star Whitney Houston when they embraced again in a taped segment that aired Wednesday morning on the ABC morning show.

        Referencing the former Atlantan’s infamous “crack is whack” interview with Sawyer seven years ago, the TV journalist told Houston on stage in Central Park, “I was worried for you.”

        The singer reassured Sawyer, “Don’t be worried anymore. If you know God, don’t be worried.”

        Asked what got her through drug rehab, a very public divorce and shaping a career comeback with mentor Clive Davis, the singer explained: “My faith and the love and support of my family which I do have. The support of my friends in the good, bad and indifferent times.”

        Referring to the title track of her new album, “I Look to You,” Houston pointed to the crowd and said: ” ‘I Look to You’ is about them!”

        In a curious move, Houston’s mini-concert appearance on “GMA” was pre-taped Tuesday in Central Park. Sawyer and co-anchor Robin Roberts did mention that the concert segments were not airing live.

        Houston’s daughter with ex-hubby Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina who still resides with relatives here in the metro area, joined her mom on stage at one point. Houston’s mother, singer Cissy Houston was in the front row where she dedicated “I Look to You” to her.

        Houston’s voice’s was raspy in portions of the mini show but good will from sign-clutching, screaming fans clearly encouraged her.

        “GMA” reps emailed by Buzz Tuesday did not respond to our questions regarding the taping. But Houston conceded last month that she’s “not a morning person.”

        During “GMA” commercial breaks, a teaser ad for the Sept 14 season premiere of “Oprah” ran, announcing that Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Houston will air in two-parts on Sept 14 and 15 and promised “no topic is off limits.”

        The spot featured Winfrey asking the following tantalizing hardball questions: “When did the drugs start?” “What finally made you decide, ‘I’m out of this marriage?’ ” and “Were you afraid you had lost the voice?”

        So what was your take on Houston’s performance? Are you setting the TiVo for “Oprah” next Monday and Tuesday? Is fan good will enough to sustain a comeback or has Houston lost her most valuable commodity: that majestic voice?

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          Black Enterprise Kicks Off Its’ 16th Labor Day Event


          (Orlando,Fl) Sept. 3, 2009—Black Enterprise, along with title sponsor Pepsi, returns to Orlando today to kick off the 2009 Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge Labor Day weekend.

          The highly anticipated event, being held Sept. 3–7 at the J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes, will offer unparalleled opportunities in black business networking by uniting the nation’s top business minds for an exclusive weekend of friendly competition and spectacular entertainment.

          Soulful R&B songstress Chrisette Michele, and Grammy Award-winning entertainer and humanitarian Wyclef, the diabolical DJ Biz Markie, Joe and Chico DeBarge will provide the entertainment.

          Participates will experience competitive golf and tennis tournaments. In an effort to mix a little business in with all the fun, there will be a Power Networking Young Professionals Lounge, along with a Sippin’ on the Green Cocktail Hour. Shopping excursions and hospitality luncheons is also on the agenda.

          The luxurious J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, is just a 20-minute drive from the Walt Disney World Resort, and 10 minutes from Sea World and Universal Studios. For the avid golfer, the J.W. Marriott offers an 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Golf Course with personal caddy concierge service. Its world-class tennis facility boasts eight clay courts and four Deco Turf II private courts for competitive or friendly gaming. There’s also a 40,000-square-foot spa with 40 different treatment rooms and 11 on-site dining locations that serve an array of international foods.

          The Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge is proud to celebrate 16 remarkable years of providing a first-rate golf, tennis, and spa experience. Since 1994, the event’s unique combination of business and leisure annually draws top corporate executives and notable African American entrepreneurs from around the country. This year’s event is hosted by Pepsi and presented by Aetna, American Express, FedEx, Frito-Lay, Infiniti, and QTG. Platinum sponsors include American Airlines, Callaway Golf, Liberty Mutual, Pernod Ricard USA, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Timex Group. Kodak and the U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority join us as 2009 corporate partners.

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