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Week In Review

July 14, 2002

Three juveniles accused of allegedly gang raping a 16-year-old girl at

a Corona del Mar home will be tried as adults. Gregory Scott Haidl, Kyle

Joseph Nachreiner and Keith James Spann, all 17, will be arraigned

Wednesday on felony counts including rape, oral copulation, and multiple

counts of rape with a foreign object. Haidl is the son of Orange County

Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl.

The suspects allegedly drugged the victim's drink on July 5 and then

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raped her while a video camera was running. All three suspects and the

victim live in San Bernadino County.

Newport Beach police arrested a Costa Mesa man who allegedly stole

construction equipment and sold it at local pawnshops. Andrew Mackie, 34,

was arrested after police were tipped off in mid-June while reviewing

pawn transaction slips.

In court news, Costa Mesa attorney Gay Sandoval has won her public

crusade to see her name on the November ballot for a judge seat. On

Wednesday, Superior Court Judge John Wooley ordered Orange County

Registrar Rosalyn Lever to place Sandoval's name on the ballot for the

seat now held by Judge Ronald Kline, who is facing charges criminal

charges of child molestation and child pornography. -- Daily Pilot

staff. To contact the newsroom, call (949) 642-5680 or by e-mail at o7

dailypilot@latimes.comf7 .

Trying for a third term

Operators of the troubled Triangle Square think they have finally

found a recipe for success: restaurants. Building on the success of the

Yard House restaurant, the shopping center will likely soon undergo major

renovations to bring in destination restaurants.

The Concerned Costa Mesa Citizens Web site has come under scrutiny in

the weeks after a Human Relations Commission meeting highlighted

allegations of inappropriate use of the site. Residents and observers are

now focused on how to stay true to the site's goal of promoting

discussion and debate among Costa Mesa residents.

City Councilman Gary Monahan will seek a third term, contrary to

previous pledges that he would not run again. The 42-year-old is a

staunch believer in smaller government and protecting property rights.

In a far-reaching plan to boost its entertainment offerings, Orange

County Fair officials increased their talent budget by 16% this year,

bringing it to just over $1 million. The result: big-name acts like Lynrd

Skynrd, Huey Lewis and the News, Heart, and Styx.

-- Lolita Harper covers Costa Mesa. She may be reached at (949)

574-4275 or by e-mail at o7 lolita.harper@latimes.comf7 .

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