Bay Area Briefs

Tuesday October 30, 2001

Armed man killed 


SAN JOSE — An armed man who barricaded himself in his home Sunday afternoon and held police at bay for more then 10 hours as crisis negotiators tried to contact him, was shot and killed, San Jose police said Monday. 

According to police, the armed man left his house at about 3:25 a.m. Monday and walked about 50 yards toward a group of officers. He then raised his rifle and pointed it at the policemen. 

An officer fired a round from his rifle and struck the suspect in the chest, a police report said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. 

The wife of the man called police at about 4 p.m. to report her husband was on pain medication, was hallucinating and had fired at least two shots from a gun in the garage. 

The man refused to respond to negotiators trying to contact him by phone and a bullhorn, the police report said. 

The Homicide Unit of the San Jose Police Department is investigating the incident. The name of the officer, as well as the name of the suspect and his wife, have not been released. 




Adoptive parents, fathers eligible for  



STANFORD — The faculty Senate unanimously has voted to include adoptive parents and new fathers on the list of those eligible for tenure clock extension. 

If the changes are to be instituted next January, the board of trustees must approve the revisions during its next meeting in December. 

The current policy applies only to birth mothers, and has been in place for three years. 

Under the revised Faculty Tenure Policy clause, new parents would be able to apply for the extension for up to one year after the birth or adoption of a child.  

In cases of adoption, the child usually must be no older than 5.