Carmel Pine Cone, August 27, 2007 (main news web)

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Man fails suicide, becomes disabled, sues CHOMP By KELLY NIX

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When the Tours d’Elegance rolled into town Thursday, community services director Christie Miller got a good dose of smoke from one of the antique beauties (upper left), while crowds of tourists took the chance to inspect all the gleaming chrome and steel (lower right). Two days earlier, at the inaugural Carmel Concours on the Avenue, Mayor Sue McCloud congratulated Don Orosco (above) and Denny LeVett got a ride in the Best of Show, a rare ‘63 Corvette (left). At the event, some of Detroit’s finest (below left) lined up for a chance at a Tiffany trophy. Car events continue through the weekend — see our special section inside.

SUICIDAL man who fell from a second-floor balcony at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula — during an escape attempt using a rope crafted from tied-together hospital gowns — has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and two doctors, claiming negligence. Micheal J. Murphy, 56, who had been admitted to CHOMP for shooting himself in the leg in a suicide attempt, was permanently disabled from the June 16, 2006, fall, according to the suit filed Aug. 13. His disability is the hospital’s fault, the lawsuit alleges. “Despite knowing that [Murphy] was suicidal,” the suit indicates, “the [doctors] did not order any special precautions

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No decision on fate of ‘vicious’ Labrador ■ Ospina asks that it be ‘put down’ By KELLY NIX

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N ANIMAL behaviorist testified Thursday that a Labrador that attacked and killed a TV anchorwoman’s Maltese didn’t show any signs of aggression with her own 12-pound dog, while the anchor pleaded for the Lab to be

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OFFICERS TRACK DOWN Marden could be state’s principal principal By MARY BROWNFIELD

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IVER SCHOOL Principal Jay Marden — who has always emphasized the importance of physical fitness for kids — is one of three finalists for Principal of the Year in the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Spotlight Awards. A ceremony in HP Pavilion preceding the Visa Championships in women’s gymnastics Aug. 18 will recognize Marden and other finalists. River School The second annual awards will “honor individuals, orgarecognized nizations and events that posfor emphasis itively impact the physical activity and fitness levels of on academics California’s children and and fitness youth,” according to the governor’s office. The gold medalist will receive $10,000 to further promote physical activity; the silver medalist, $2,500; and the bronze medalist, $1,000. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Sacramento next month. Susan Love of Just Run, the free Internet-based program that helps get kids involved in running, nominated Marden for the award. In her letter to the state, she pointed out River School’s participation in Just Run, with 430 students logging

more than 8,000 mile