Two on-leave soldiers from Northern Ireland have been arrested following an assault on three students. The Jesus College students and their friend from Aberystwyth University, went to casualty after the arrival of the police in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Two suspects will appear in Oxford Magistrates Court on Friday 11 June, charged with causing actual bodily harm. The students encountered two men as they walked to Hassan’s Kebab Van, on Broad Street, on their way home from The Studio nightclub. An altercation took place over a dropped meat pie. After asking an abusive question, one of the men punched the Aberystwyth Law student, Craig Maggs, in the face, knocking him to the ground. Maggs was then kicked in the head twice before Jesus first-year Maths student, Andrew Hindley, intervened in an attempt to protect his friend. He was struck in the face and had half of one of his front teeth broken off. The other Oxford student, James Longster, then tried to separate the individuals involved. He too was struck before the assailants left the scene. Rebecca Hazel, a Jesus historian at the scene, had phoned the police at the first sign of trouble. They arrived within minutes and collected the shaken students before searching the area for the assailants. Shortly afterwards, two men were found involved in an “exchange of words” on Cornmarket Street, according to WPC Simmonds. They were restrained before being taken under arrest to St Aldate’s Police station. Simmonds confirmed that two men found on Cornmarket were arrested in connection with the assault on the students, and were charged with causing actual bodily harm. The two, aged 18 and 25 respectively, cannot be identified prior to their court hearing. “Everyone involved had consumed a rather large amount of alcohol”, said Simmonds. The students involved were treated for head injuries at Accident and Emergency. Maggs, who had been visiting his friend Longster, said, “Until then it had been a really good night,” adding that his first time in Oxford had “certainly been an experience.” Longster said that the incident had been “a mindless, unprovoked attack”. Andrew Hindley, who was the most seriously injured of the students, faces a hefty dental bill to repair his tooth. He told Cherwell that he had attempted to calm the situation down but one of the men was being extremely aggressive. “When I saw Craig go down, my first instinct was to protect him,” he said. The charged men have been allowed to return home for a standard bail of one week until their appearance a week today in front of the Magistrates Court. Thames Valley Police have also informed their regiment of the arrest, and the Royal Military Police are expected to deal with the incident accordingARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004
The Batesville 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs started their season with a win last night against Waldron 31-26.They played great defense to overcome an 11-5 first quarter deficit. Going into halftime they found themselves down 14-11. The defense kicked in for the 3rd quarter winning that one 12-6. They kept up the intensity to also win the 4th quarter 7-6. Final score was 31-26.Scoring for the Bulldogs were Shalee Harrington 8, Chloe Saler 6, Catherine Raab 5, Denise Davalos 4, Paige Oldham 3, Katie Brewer 2, Kenzie Laker 2, and Callie Main 1.The 7th grade Lady Bulldogs suffered their first loss of the season last night at the hands of an experienced Waldron team 43-20.Despite being outscored 34-6 in the first and third quarters, the ladies continued to work hard and bounced back in the second and forth out scoring Waldron 14-9.Leading the charge offensively was Ashley Nobbe with 8 points followed by Katie Shane and Breanna Wells with 4 points each. Rounding out the scoring with 2 points each was Gabrielle Elston and Carley Pride.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Horn.
In this Oct. 14, 1992, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates Barry Bonds (24) high-fives teammates after the Pirates 13-4 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS baseball series in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Swart, File) The Pittsburgh Pirates won the National League East for the third straight year in 1992. It remains the last time the Pirates finished the season with a winning record, the longest stretch of futility in North American professional sports history.Pittsburgh, locked in a battle for the National League Central title with Cincinnati and St. Louis, should break “The Streak” next month, and could make the postseason.Here’s a snapshot of life in 1992:— Cost of a gallon of gas: $1.12.— Highest grossing movie: Aladdin, $217 million.— No. 1 song: End of the Road by Boys II Men.— Cost of a gallon of milk: $2.78.— Barry Bonds career home run total: 176.— Highest paid baseball player: Bobby Bonilla, $6.2 million.— Median Household Income: $30,636.— Cell phone subscribers: 11 million.