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Q&A: An update on actor Ken Wahl

One guilty plea, one trial in killings

About two years ago two homeless men were gunned down during the same night in St. Petersburg. Two men were arrested and accused of those killings. What happened to those men? Did it ever go to trial?. Were they convicted and sentenced?

David Heath, 53, and Jeff Shultz, 43, were shot and killed on the streets of St. Petersburg within an hour and nine blocks of each other on Jan. 17, 2007. Both were homeless.

Two men in their early 20s were arrested and charged in the murders. Dorion Dillard pleaded guilty last February and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Cordaro Hardin is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 11, though the date had changed previously and could again. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Hardin, as they were against Dillard before he pleaded guilty.

Whither Ken Wahl

I recently was given a DVD of Wiseguy with Ken Wahl. Is he still alive and did he do any other TV or movies? Did he marry a celeb and did he have children? What information can you give me?

Wahl had appeared in some memorable movies, including The Wanderers and Fort Apache, The Bronx, before starring in Wiseguy from 1987 to 1990 and in a reunion movie in 1996. But his acting appearances have been rare since then, in part because of a 1992 neck injury, in part because he is just a strange, mercurial man. You may want to look for an Entertainment Weekly interview he did in 2004, which is available online at www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,671081,00.html.

His wives have included former Penthouse Pet Corinne Alphen and, for the past 12 years, former Playboy model Shane Barbi (of the Barbi twins). He has four children. In March, Wahl, now 55, said he was broke and sued his former business manager, Henry Levine, accusing him of conspiring with Alphen to get Wahl's money. You can read more about the lawsuit and Wahl at www.theofficialkenwahl.com.

How to find Creme Savers

What has happened to Creme Savers, the hard candy sold in sacks? They used to be available everywhere but in the past few months they have been nowhere.

Molly Flay, customer service representative for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. of Chicago, said Creme Savers are still being made, but individual stores make the decisions on whether they carry the candy and what flavors they carry.

She suggested two ways to track down your favorites:

• Call Wrigley toll-free at 1-800-974-4539 and the company can search.

• You can order the candy you wish at www. candydirect.com or toucandy.com.

Q&A: An update on actor Ken Wahl 12/31/09 [Last modified: Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:30am]
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