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Safety Harbor man among those killed

These are some of the stories of the people who were aboard Wednesday night's TWA Flight 800:

FLIGHT ATTENDANT: As the flower trucks began arriving at Judith and Mike Schuldt's Safety Harbor home Friday, Steve Schuldt sat in the garage workshop and thought about his brother.

"He enjoyed his life," he said of Mike, a flight attendant who died in the crash. "He had lots of friends, and he never caused any trouble for anybody."

It was in that workshop where Mike, 51, spent much of his time off from his job at TWA, where he worked for 24 years. Described by his brother as a "pretty mellow-type guy," he would spend hours working pieces of leather into elaborate picture frames and wall hangings.

After learning about the crash while watching television Wednesday night, Steve flew to this area from his home in South Lyon, Mich., to be with Mike's wife of 18 years, a second-grade teacher at Sutherland Elementary in Palm Harbor. She got a 4 a.m. call Thursday morning from TWA confirming Mike had been on the flight.

Since then, they have "had their ups and downs," said Steve, 48, an airbag development technician for Chrysler Corp.

Steve said his brother loved flying the New York-to-Paris route, the same route Mike and Judith were to fly two weeks from now on a pleasure trip to Europe. He says he's not concerned about the safety of TWA flights.

"TWA has been really good," he said. "We've got two crisis counselors assigned just to us, and they've been a great help."

The Schuldt family chose not to travel to the site of the crash.

"We just don't want to be anywhere near it," he said. "There wouldn't be anything to see anyway."

He said his brother, who just started a wallpapering business, was a creative, talented man.

"We never hung out together that much, but we were always there for each other," he said. "He'll be missed."

CITY ARTIST: Artist Judy Penzer literally left her mark on Pittsburgh with giant murals on the exterior of many office and apartment buildings.

Penzer, 49, was going to Paris on vacation with her friend Jill Watson, 32, an architect.

One of her murals was a particular favorite of Pittsburgh residents. It shows the faces of the city's top athletes, including baseball great Roberto Clemente and hockey star Mario Lemieux.

Penzer also painted murals elsewhere, including one in the Bronx section of New York that shows two outstretched hands holding people in them.

MUSICIAN'S WIFE: Ana Maria Shorter, wife of jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, was booked on a flight to Rome that was supposed to leave before the doomed TWA flight.

But she and her niece Dalila Lucien, daughter of jazz musician Jon Lucien, were bumped from their flight and reassigned to Flight 800. The trip was a high school graduation present from Mrs. Shorter to her 18-year-old niece.

BIKE TOURISTS: Dennis and Peggy Price were a dynamic couple who, with their two sons, seemed a classic all-American family to neighbors.

"They were great people, great neighbors, always on the go," said Steve Yanoviak, who had known them 15 years. "They were very athletic. They were into golf and tennis. They skied."

The Prices were heading to France for a bike tour. They left behind their sons, 16-year-old Evan and 13-year-old Logan, possibly at a tennis camp, neighbors said.

FRENCH GUITARIST: Marcel Dadi, who popularized country music in Europe, was on his way home from being honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

Dadi, 46, was one of the rare French guitarists to make his career both in the United States and Europe. He began his career in France in 1972, where he helped spread country music guitarist Chet Atkins' style of guitar-playing.

STUDENTS: The victims included 16 students from Montoursville (Pa.) High School. Among them:

Kim Rogers, 17, was William and Kathy Rogers' only child. She was described as a gentle and kind girl who joked that her dog Butters was her sister. She played on the soccer team, and was a member of the Honor Society.

Jessica Aikey, 17, was an excellent student, interested in French and history who hoped to study medicine at college. Her cousin Jill Steiger said, "She was a very intelligent and beautiful girl."

Jordan Bower, 17, hoped to major in biology at college. He was popular with his teachers and peers, a good student and a track star who qualified for district competition.

Cheryl Nibert, 16, was always smiling, her teachers said. She played basketball, ran track, was elected to student government, was active in her church and enjoyed skiing. To earn money for the trip to Paris, she got a part-time job picking raspberries.

_ Staff writer Jen Pilla contributed to this report.

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