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Friday, January 9, 2004



THE PALI GOLF COURSE SHOOTINGS

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DEAN SENSUI / DSENSUI@STARBULLETIN.COM
Things were somewhat back to normal yesterday morning at the Pali Golf Course after Wednesday's shootings which left two men dead and one critically injured.



Shooting a hot topic
with golfers


The Pali Golf Course returned to normal operations yesterday, but the links were still buzzing with talk about Wednesday's double slaying in the clubhouse parking lot.

There were no cancellations, and several golfers, whose play was interrupted by the shooting, had been given rain checks and returned to play yesterday.

"My wife said, 'Are you crazy?'" said Ed Kino, who was using his rain check. He had been on the 18th hole when the shooting occurred, and he witnessed the aftermath.

"There were two guys sitting on the bench, bleeding profusely," he said. "The whole place was splattered with blood. We were stuck here for four hours."

Two mainland couples -- Jim and Barbara Hauck, from Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lyle and Darlis Weszhaar, of Minot, N.D. -- were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversaries at the golf course when they were waved off by a police helicopter after playing two holes.

The couples were far from the shooting at the time and were corralled into the clubhouse.

"We thought it was a horrible accident," Barbara Hauck said.

The parking lot had been cordoned off with yellow tape, and police would not allow anyone to drive their cars out of the lot.

"That was OK because they had a job to do," Hauck said. She and others praised the police for keeping everyone calm.

She said they did not mind the 3 1/2-hour wait. "This won't deter us from ever coming back," she said.

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