DA offers deal in fatalfire
The San Gregorio father accused of causing the 2004 house ﬁre that killedhis two young sons nearly four yearsago pleaded no contest to involuntarymanslaughter the week of April 19,2008 after prosecutors conceded theycould not prove beyond a reasonabledoubt the blaze was not caused by any-thing other than humanhands.Charles EdwardSchuttloffel,Sr.,37,took the negotiated plea ratherthan stand trial Aug. 28,2008 on twocounts of ﬁrst-degree murder and arsonplus the special allegations of commit-ting multiple murder and arson causingmurder — charges that carried a manda-tory sentence of life in prison withoutparole.Instead,Schuttloffel faced a maxi-mum of four years in prison and was toreceive credit for time earned since hisarrest the prior March. Schuttloffel wasin custody on no-bail status since beingtaken into custody following a criminalgrand jury indictment.The afternoon of May 4,2004,Schuttloffel called 911 to report hishouse on the 900 block of SeasideSchool Road was up in ﬂames. The ﬁreburned out after ﬁve hours and the bod-ies of William Leonard “Billy”Schuttloffel,2,and Charles Edward“Charlie”Schuttloffel Jr.,3,were foundinside after the collapsed house.Schuttloffel allegedly told authorities anexplosion knocked him unconscious andthrew him from the house althoughinvestigators later ruled out the possibil-ity.
Google shares soar 20percent,record one-day gain
Google Inc.’s stock soared 20 percent April18,2008,restoring $28billion in shareholderwealth as Wall Streetrenewed its love affairwith the Internet searchleader after weeks of worry about anonline advertising slowdown.Driven by stellar ﬁrst-quarter resultsthat surprised industry analysts,Googleshares surged $89.87 to finish at$539.41. It marked the biggest one-daygain since Google’s initial public stock offering in August 2004,leaving theshares at their highest closing pricesince January 2008.Google had lost favor with investorsas Web surﬁng data and the falteringU.S. economy raised concerns that peo-ple weren’t clicking as frequently on theInternet advertising links that generatemost of the Mountain View-based com-pany’s revenue.
Apartment rents stabilizing
The price of an apartment in SanMateo County was stabilizing,it wasreported the week of April 19,2008,after months of turmoil that spiked rentsas people left their homes for moreaffordable options.The ﬁrst look at the 2008 rental mar-ket was mostly optimistic with rentsgrowing at a rate of .4 percent per quar-ter,according to the RealFacts quarterlyreport.Both Daly City and Belmont had twoof the county's highest apartment occu-pancy rates with some of the highestrents. Daly City had a 98.8 percentoccupancy rate with an aver-age rent of $1,591. Belmonthad a 97.4 occupancy ratewith an average rent of $1,474,according toRealFacts.
Students sue overBelmont school crash
Two of the 13 students injured duringan accident at Ralston Middle School in2007 ﬁled lawsuits naming the driverwho lost control of his car,the city of Belmont and the school district seekingcompensation for medical expenses andgrief among other things,it was revealedthe week of April 19,2008.At approximately 12:30 p.m. May 2,2007 Redwood City resident Mauro Yanlost control of his sport-utility vehicleand plowed into a group of studentswaiting to board a SamTrans bus.The suit,ﬁled April 9,2008,allegedbarriers between the parking lot and stu-dent loading area would have preventedthe tragedy.
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Actress KateHudson is 34.
This Day in HistoryThought for the Day
The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidiancompound near Waco,Texas,ended asﬁre destroyed the structure after federalagents began smashing their way in;dozens of people,including sect leaderDavid Koresh,were killed.
“There is a Law that man should love his neighbor ashimself.In a few hundred years it should be asnatural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait;but if he does not learn it he must perish.”
— Alfred Adler,Austrian psychoanalyst (1870-1937)
Actor JamesFranco is 35. Tennis player MariaSharapova is 26.
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A small group gathered on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont yesterday to offer prayers for thosewho were killed or injured at the Boston Marathon Monday.They met at the Peace Pole near the chapel.Students also signeda card to be sent to the university’s sister school in Boston,Mass.
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(Answers tomorrow)GRAND FROND SCENIC FEWESTYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Tensions mounted between the lemonade sellerswhen neither of them would — STAND DOWNNow arrange the circled lettersto form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
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the American Revolutionary War began with the bat-tles of Lexington and Concord.
a week after the Civil War began,President AbrahamLincoln authorized a blockade of Southern ports.
a special subcommittee of the Senate CommerceCommittee opened hearings in New York into the Titanic dis-aster.
the United States went off the gold standard.
during World War II,tens of thousands of Jews in theWarsaw Ghetto began a valiant but ultimately futile battleagainst Nazi forces.
,the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel”opened on Broadway.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur,relieved of his Far Eastcommand by President Harry S. Truman,bade farewell in anaddress to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad:“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.”
South Korean students began an uprising that toppledthe government of President Syngman Rhee a week later. TheSouth West African People’s Organization (SWAPO) wasfounded in Namibia.
the science-ﬁction ﬁlm “Soylent Green,”starringCharlton Heston,was released.
astronauts Sally K. Ride and Guion S. Bluford Jr.became the ﬁrst woman and ﬁrst African-American to betapped for U.S. space missions.
a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah FederalBuilding in Oklahoma City,killing 168 people.Actor Hugh O’Brian is 88. Actress Elinor Donahue is 76. Rock musician Alan Price (The Animals) is 71. Actor Tim Curry is 67.Pop singer Mark “Flo”Volman (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie) is66. Actor Tony Plana is 61. Former tennis player Sue Barker is57. Former race car driver Al Unser Jr. is 51. Recording execu-tive Suge Knight is 48. Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is 46.Actress Ashley Judd is 45. Singer Bekka Bramlett is 45. Latinpop singer Luis Miguel is 43. Actress Jennifer Esposito is 41.Actress Jennifer Taylor is 41. Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux is39. Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno is 32. Roots rock musicianSteve Johnson (Alabama Shakes) is 28.
The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,inﬁrst place;Gold Rush,No.1,in second place;andHot Shot,No.3,in third place.The race time was1:46.07.
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