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May 30, 1992

CINCINNATI (AP) _ The case of a 15-year-old boy accused of killing Indianapolis Colts defensive end Shane Curry has been moved into the adult court system.

Judge John O’Connor of Hamilton County Juvenile Court ruled Friday that a county grand jury should consider the case against Artise Anderson, 15, of Howard County, Md.

Police say Anderson shot Curry to death early on May 3 in the parking lot of a restaurant.

The judge set bond at $500,000.

Anderson’s lawyer, Merlyn Shiverdecker, said the case should have been kept in Juvenile Court because the boy had no prior criminal record.

But the county prosecutor said the seriousness of the case required that it be transferred into the adult court system.

Prosecutors dropped a charge alleging Anderson had possessed fake crack cocaine.

Curry, 24, was shot after an argument over a parked car that blocked his exit from the parking lot, a friend said. But published news reports have suggested that Curry was shot in a case of mistaken identity.


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Football games at Texas Christian University will be played on a grass field for the first time since 1973.

Crews are removing the artificial surface and its base at venerable Amon G. Carter stadium. The sodding project will cost about $550,000, Frank Windegger, TCU director of athletics, said Friday.

He said ″recurring problems beneath the base surface″ led to TCU’s decision to return to natural grass. The field will be ready for play by Sept. 12.

″Repeatedly, we have experienced major settling and shifting of the soil beneath our stadium floor, and each time we simply have been forced to incur sizeable expenses related to peeling the turf back and restructuring the subsurface layers,″ said Windegger.

Since the first artificial surface was installed at TCU, prior to the 1973 season, two other synthetic products have been installed as replacement surfaces.


OSAKA, Japan (AP) - The United States, led by Bob Samuelson’s 11 kills, edged Japan 3-2 today for its fifth victory in the preliminary round of the Volleyball World League.

The undefeated American team topped the winless Japanese 15-10, 15-11, 14-16, 9-15, 15-12. Masayu Izumikawa paced Japan with 16 kills.

Group A consists of the United States, Japan, the Commonwealth of Independent States and China.

Group B consists of Canada, Cuba, Germany and the Netherlands, while Group C includes Brazil, France, Italy and South Korea.

The top two teams from each group will advance in the final round.


AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - European Cup Winners’ Cup holder Werder Bremen of Germany defeated the New Zealand national team 2-0 today in the first of a three-match soccer series.

Stefan Kohn shot Werder Bremen ahead in the 37th minute and veteran Klaus Allofs made it 2-0 a minute later.

Werder Bremen’s New Zealand international striker Wynton Rufer played for his national team and performed well without seriously threatening the Bremen defense.


DENVER (AP) - The son of longtime NFL referee Pat Haggerty, dubbed the ″Hollywood Bandit II″ for his appearances on bank surveillance videotape, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison on three robbery convictions.

Patrick Andrew Haggerty II, 31, pleaded guilty in April to three counts of bank robbery stemming from holdups at banks in Denver, Englewood and Fort Lupton. He originally was charged with robbing six banks along the Front Range in December 1991 and January 1992.

He was arrested in January in Phoenix, where he was living, and was identified to federal authorities by his father and others based on photos made from bank surveillance videotapes.

Haggerty Sr., who lives in Denver, has officiated for the NFL for 27 years and has worked several Super Bowls. He also is a former teacher and baseball coach at Denver’s Lincoln High School.

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