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Newspaper Articles in 2001

The following articles appearend in newspapers, primarily in electronic editions, in 2001.

Articles

date story news outlet comments
12/03/01 Man with knife shot by police
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The Brattleboro Reformer state's attorney Davis says doesn't know Woody's motives, says police are interviewing witnesses
12/03/01 Police shoot armed man at church service
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The Rutland Herald Woody described as 'armed intruder'. implies Woody held knife as entered church; mention of rumor Woody was carrying gun
12/03/01 Man with knife in church fatally shot by police
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The Associated Press more accurate account of events, mentions 'political asylum'; police allegation of 'threatening moves'
12/03/01 Shooting leaves friends, family searching for answers
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The Brattleboro Reformer police allegation they felt 'threatened' by Woody; unattributed quote that Woody was 'traumatizing us', and that police were 'protecting us'.
12/03/01 Investigators Study Brattleboro Church Shooting Events
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The Champlain Channel quote by Davis about threatening 'perceived movement' of knife; quotes from NewsChannel 5
12/04/01 Shot man man begged for asylum
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The Brattleboro Reformer officers began shooting almost immediately. details on shooting officers
12/04/01 Prosecutor: Man threatened before being shot
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The Associated Press reasonably factual acccount; mentions 'political sanctuary'; allegations police about 'threatening movements'
12/04/01 Brattleboro shooting detailed
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Rutland Herald buys police story they felt threatened; detailed account
12/04/01 Brattleboro police kill an intruder who had a knife
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Keene Sentinel fairly accurate account despite title
12/05/01 Grand jury possible in police shooting
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Rutland Herald Davis says he may convene a grand jury
12/05/01 Right of sanctuary offers protection, refuge
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Brattleboro Reformer describes the history of sanctuary in various churches.
12/06/01 Officials deny medical care delayed
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The Brattleboro Reformer comments by town manager Jerry Remillard in sanitized language, seemingly crafted for deniability of responsibilty
12/06/01 Martin: policies followed in shooting
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The Brattleboro Reformer Martin says shooting officers correctly followed departmental procedures. Extensive quotes from eyewitness Jane Worley.
12/06/01 Friends recall a peaceful man
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The Brattleboro Reformer Involvement of ACLU of VT. quotes from friends DeCell, Crawford, Tomczak, Shemitz
12/06/01 On Brattleboro streets, skepticism
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The Brattleboro Reformer quotes from local residents, critical of shooting
12/06/01 Channel 3 news report
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Channel 3 news quotes from witnesses
12/06/01 Shooting of NFA alum shocks family, friends
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Norwich Bulletin quotes from NFA teacher Wally Lamb and classmate Lee-Ann Gomes
12/07/01 Woodward phone message shows pain, confusion
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The Rutland Herald excerpts from voicemail message of Woody's agony
12/07/01 Church Killing Puzzles Friend
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The Hartford Courant mostly from interview with Tomczak
12/08/01 Man shot by police left phone message
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The Boston Globe details of voicemail message; Windham County attorney Dan Davis claims message sent before shooting.
12/9/01 Shooting shocks a Vt. church
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The Boston Globe paints Woody as a lonely loner, though not as badly as longer print version
12/09/01 Man's shooting bewilders his family
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TheDay.com quotes from friends Brown, Banas, Kepes
12/10/01 Friends remember Woodward
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The Rutland Herald comments by Woody's friends in Vermont, from bonfire service
12/10/01 Churchgoers meet, reflect on shooting
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The Associated Press Quotes from eyewitnesses, including Polly Wilson saying she was not afraid, Woody didn't threaten; Minister Mero says some people 'traumatized' by Woody without realizing it.
12/10/01 Church resumes, healing begins
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The Brattleboro Reformer quotes by Mero, Nancy Butterfield, Polly Wilson
12/11/01 Grief, anger at friend's death
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The Daily Hampshire Gazette sympathetic, factual; details of Woody's good works
12/13/01 Friends say Woodward left behind legacy of good deeds
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The Brattleboro Reformer Comments from friends about recent visits, Tomczak's wedding, Thanksgiving; Mary and Ray
12/13/01 Police reveal 911 info
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The Brattleboro Reformer shooting officers returned to active duty; detailed timeline from police.
12/14/01 Officials suspend comments on Woodward
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The Brattleboro Reformer Davis and VT AG William Sorrel meet. Lt David Tetrault of the VSP lead investegator, had been training with FBI during shooting
12/14/01 Mental state hard to interpret
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The Brattleboro Reformer lots of idle and unsupportable speculation about Woody's mental state, from people who never examined him or knew him
12/14/01 Memorial service honors Woodward
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The Rutland Herald anger among friends over reinstatment of shooting officers; history of (2) police shootings in Brattleboro.
12/14/01 Local clergy weigh need for anti-violence plan
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The Greenfield Recorder Woody described as 'knife-wielding man'
12/14/01 2 officers returned to duty
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The Boston Globe Reaction to reinstatment of shooting officers; Question about ambulance delay
12/15/01 Woodward investigation expected to take weeks
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The Rutland Herald assistant AG Maguire says will limit public info to protect potential grand jury, though none called; Not reached conclusion about justiable use of deadly force; FBI agent Cavanaugh denies interest in Woody
12/16/01 A Gentle Soul's Violent Death Still Mystifies
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TheDay.com Excellent lengthy article with lots of biographical info
12/17/01 Brattleboro memorial service, vigil planned for Woodward
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The Brattleboro Reformer Service will support those grieving, encourage healing. Still no condolences from police or government to Woody's family or friends
12/20/01 Woodward service aims for peace
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The Brattleboro Reformer talk of dialog and understanding at service, attended by some town officials
12/20/01 Patience urged in shooting case
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The Brattleboro Reformer comments by town officials
12/20/01 Madman or Martyr
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The Valley Advocate Supports martyr label. Most thorough background on the basis for Woody's fears.
12/19/01 Divisions over shooting trouble Brattleboro board
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The Rutland Herald Remillard defends muted response of town, defends Martin's vacation immediately after shooting. said force policy has not been changed.
12/20/01 Hundreds attend Brattleboro vigil
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The Rutland Herald description of memorial service at St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
12/20/01 Woodward service aims for peace
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The Brattleboro Reformer description of memorial service at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, with a number of quotes

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