Saturday, July 16, 2005
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Man charged in freezer death
BROXTON - A Coffee County man was charged with murder Thursday after a missing man was found dead in his freezer.
Authorities say 34-year-old Richard Cutrer was in the Ware County jail on an unrelated charge when they found another man's identification on him. They looked into the man on the ID, 32-year-old Zaran Claude Watts of Broxton, and found that he had been reported missing.
On a search of Cutrer's Broxton home on June 23, police found Watts' body in the freezer. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Watts was killed by blunt force trauma.
Former UGA dean seeks review of harassment case
ATHENS - Former University of Georgia journalism dean John Soloski has asked UGA President Michael Adams for an independent review of a sexual harassment complaint against him.
The complaint led to Soloski resigning from his position as dean last month and being reprimanded by the school.
An investigation by the school's Office of Legal Affairs found that Soloski, who had been dean since 2001, made remarks that could have been seen as having sexual connotations. He has denied engaging in any form of sexual harassment and said the university's investigation did not allow him the rights he would have in a judicial process.
The investigation was prompted by a complaint from the former alumni relations director of the journalism school. Soloski has said he made a comment about the female employee's dress, but that he did not mean it as a sexual comment.
- From wire reports