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2009-04-19 11:46:25

At least 12 survivors of the deadly 2003 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I., have sought bankruptcy protection, records show. The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Sunday its review of bankruptcy court records in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts found the dozen fire victims and their families have faced significant financial problems since the Feb. 20, 2003, blaze. Bankruptcy protection, if granted, halts all forms of debt collection activities targeting an...

2009-02-16 13:11:27

A memorial has been held in West Warwick, R.I., to honor the 100 people killed in The Station nightclub blaze six years ago. The Providence (R.I.) Journal said about 200 people turned out to hear the names of the victims read aloud during a ceremony Sunday in the lot where the club once stood and which is now covered with makeshift crosses dedicated to the dead. Claire Hoogasian, who attended the memorial, told the newspaper she is still trying to make sense of the tragedy that claimed the...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By Tracy Breton The insurance inspection companies and brokers offer $262,500, bringing the total to more than $176 million in proposed settlements. PROVIDENCE -- Seven insurance inspection companies and insurance brokers, along with the former owner of The Station nightclub, where a disastrous fire claimed 100 lives, have agreed to out-of-court settlements with the victims -- the last parties with whom lawyers intend to strike agreements. The tentative settlement agreements,...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

The owners of a Rhode Island nightclub where 100 people died in a 2003 fire have agreed to pay more than $800,000 to settle numerous lawsuits against them. The blaze erupted after the crew for the rock band Great White lit pyrotechnics which ignited the ceiling foam The Station nightclub in West Warwick used for soundproofing. Owners Michael and Jeffrey Derderian each pleaded no contest to 100 counts of involuntary manslaughter in 2006. They were accused of installing the highly...

2008-09-03 09:00:21

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Members of the 1980s rock band whose pyrotechnics sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers filed Tuesday. The settlement offer from Great White is the latest stemming from the February 2003 fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. Roughly $175 million has now been offered by dozens of defendants to settle lawsuits over the blaze, which also injured more than 200...

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2008-09-03 07:30:00

By Randy McMullen Members of the 1980s rock band whose pyrotechnics sparked a nightclub fire that killed 100 people have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers filed Tuesday. The settlement offer from Great White is the latest stemming from the February 2003 fire at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. Roughly $175 million has now been offered by dozens of defendants to settle lawsuits over the blaze, which also injured more than 200...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

Victims of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., would receive $20 million under settlements with the state and town announced yesterday. The state and the town would each pay $10 million to settle the federal lawsuit. One hundred people died on the Feb. 20, 2003, when a rock band's pyrotechnic show set fire to the ceiling and walls at The Station concert site, reported the Providence Journal Tuesday. More than 200 others of the crowd of 458 people were injured. The...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

By TRACY BRETON West Warwick and the state each file a tentative conditional agreement to pay $10 million into a growing fund for victims of the fire and their families. The Town of West Warwick and the State of Rhode Island have each agreed to pay victims of the Station nightclub fire $10 million in tentative settlement agreements announced yesterday in federal court filings. Both agreements are premised on a number of conditions. The conditions include the stipulation that the...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

By Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The state of Rhode Island and the town of West Warwick have each agreed to pay $10 million to those left behind after a nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court documents filed Monday. The state and the town are the last major defendants to agree to settlement offers, now totaling nearly $175 million, after the fire on Feb. 20, 2003, at The Station nightclub in West Warwick. More than 300 survivors and victims' relatives still must...

2008-07-13 09:00:07

:: NEW ENGLAND A 60-year-old man alleged to have made up sightings of two great white sharks off the island where 'Jaws' was filmed has been charged with disorderly conduct. Michael Lopenzo ordered swimmers ashore after claiming to have seen two 22ft sharks from his fishing boat last week, and a beach on Martha's Vineyard, New England, was shut. Police chief Paul Condlin said officers had later determined Lopenzo had been lying. (c) 2008 Independent on Sunday, The. Provided by ProQuest...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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