E. Millcreek man charged after June vehicle attack

An East Millcreek man has been charged with numerous counts of aggravated assault and criminal mischief after a road rage incident on June 13.While driving, the 30-year-old man alledgedly rammed into the back of a woman's car numerous times at 800 E. 3900 South, court documents allege. The final collision caused the woman to lose control of her car, drive through some shrubbery and crash into the wall of a nursing home. Her car finally came to rest on its side, the charges state.

Three of the four occupants in the woman's car, including one woman who was eight months pregnant at the time, were transported to a local hospital. During the vehicle attack, the man also rammed into two other cars, the charges state.

The man was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony, three counts of criminal mischief, a third-degree felony, and for failing to stop at the scene of an accident, a class A misdemeanor.

Wanted: some entertainers for W. Jordan celebration

WEST JORDAN -- Needed: Local musicians and entertainers who want to help the city usher in the new millennium.

West Jordan officials are planning a New Millennium's Eve celebration Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight at City Hall, and they're looking for residents interested in providing musical selections or other entertainment for the evening.

The theme of the New Year's bash is "Lighting Up the Millennium," and the city wants to make this a memorable once-in-a-lifetime event, said city office coordinator Arlene Farley.

Those interested should contact Farley prior to Dec. 3 at 569-5100.

Central City man admits to reduced sex charges

A Central City man charged with abusing a 4-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy while out on probation for previous sexual offenses has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

Christopher Charles Hendry, 26, recently pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. In exchange for Hendry's plea, prosecutors reduced the counts from a first-degree felony and dropped one count each of sodomy upon a child and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, both first-degree felonies.

Had he been convicted of the original charges against him, a judge could have sentenced Hendry to life in prison. Instead, Hendry faces up to 15 years in prison for both counts when he is sentenced Dec. 13.

According to charges filed in 3rd District Court, Hendry allegedly sexually touched the 5-year-old boy, the son of his girlfriend, and made the boy touch him sometime in May, June or July at an address near 600 South and 600 East.

The charges also state that Hendry admitted touching the boy and that he may have sodomized him.

During the same time period, the 4-year-old girl said she was inappropriately touched while Hendry was baby-sitting her, the charges state.

According to the Associated Press, Hendry was convicted of sexual abuse of a child in February 1998 and sentenced to a one-to-15-year prison term, which was suspended. He was required to complete a substance-abuse program and sex-offender treatment.

He was put on probation for 36 months and was not supposed to have any contact with females under 16 unless supervised and approved by his therapist.

Rundown homes in area sought for April 28 blitz

Christmas in April Greater Salt Lake Area is seeking referrals for homes to be repaired during its annual one-day home improvement blitz April 28.

Eligible participants must own (not rent) a home in the Salt Lake Valley, qualify as low-income and be unable to do home improvements without assistance. Contact Catherine Johnson at 468-3657 to obtain a referral form. Referral deadline is Nov. 30.

Artspace seeking members to help finance projects

The nonprofit development company Artspace is looking for new members to help finance its various projects on the west side of Salt Lake City.

Artspace and its president, Stephen Goldsmith, are behind the Pierpont, Rubber Co. and the planned Bridges projects. The projects provide low-income housing and small business opportunities, with an emphasis on art and culture.

The minimum donation to become a member is $25. Call 531-9378 for more information.