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45 vigils planned for Tiller in 24 states

NARAL Pro-Choice America said that as of Saturday, 45 vigils had been scheduled in 24 states in honor of George Tiller.

Vigils were scheduled Saturday in Jacksonville, Fla., and Santa Monica, Calif. Vigils are scheduled today in Madison, Wis., Milwaukee, Portland, Ore., and Allentown, Pa.

During the coming week, vigils will be held in Washington, D.C., Denver, Baltimore and Rochester, N.Y.

The group, which was founded as the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws and later became the National Abortion Rights Action League, said that more than 12,500 people had put their names on an Internet memorial wall for Tiller. The wall is located at www.remembertiller.com.

-- Hurst Laviana

Turnpike turns over tollbooth videotapes

The Kansas Turnpike Authority has provided tollbooth plaza camera tapes to authorities investigating the George Tiller shooting, Turnpike spokeswoman Lisa Callahan said earlier this week.

The suspect in Tiller's shooting, Scott P. Roeder, was arrested on I-35 in Johnson County, a few hours after Tiller was shot in his Wichita church.

Not all toll plazas have cameras showing vehicles coming through; the toll plaza at Emporia is equipped with cameras. The Turnpike Authority didn't review the tapes it gave to law enforcement, Callahan said.

"It would take a long time to do," she said.

"Was that (suspect) vehicle on the Turnpike? I don't know."

-- Tim Potter

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