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Saturday, September 14, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQU'RER MetroB-3 Obituaries Death Notices Death Notices Death Notices raaera ADAMS Charles G , beloved husband of CONOVER Ase E age 103. Funeral Monday, 10:30 A.M.; Hopewell Church. Calling Sunday 5-8 P.M., Bovards, Holton, IN. ZIEGLER Helen I. (nee Ellinghausen), beloved wife of the late CLiftord Ziegler, dear mother ol Dale L., William C. and Charles F. Ziegler, loving grandmother of eight 'or more complete information and address of the the late Selbi Mae Adams, father ot Mrs. Carole J. Etter and brother of Mrs. Mildred Gibson. At his residence Covington, KY, Friday, September 13, uneral director refer to the individual death notice Joseph DeMaria, Evendale A baker, he was in charge of White Castle facility here below. 1991. Age 82 years. Private services at the convenience of the family. No visitation. Interment Highland Cemetery, Ft. grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, devoted sister of Florence Ellinghausen, Etta Craft and Freda Cletter. Friday, September 13, 1991. Residence Sayler Park. Age 87. Friends may call in the Sietert- FUNERAL HOME HENDRIX James M 75, of Morrow, Thursday, September 12, 1991. Service Monday, September 16, 11 A.M. at Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home, Morrow. Visitation one hour prior to service. Memorials requested to Clarksville United Methodist Church. TIMR DATE NAME Mitchell, KY. Allison & Rose Funeral Home, Inc., Robbins St. & Madison Ave., Covington, KY serving the family. 7 A He was past president of the Evendale Management Association and was active at St. Rita Hardig & Brater Funeral Home, Monitor at Parkland Ave., Sayler Park, Monday, September ANDERSON 16 from 9 30 A M. to time ot Milton H., beloved husband of J School for the Deaf on its festival Eunice M. Anderson, devoted funeral service at 10:30 A.M. Memorials may be made to the Eden Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. father of Barbara Hookom and James M. Anderson, also survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, brother of Lois McAllister and Kenneth Anderson. Friday, World War I Vet Work) War II Vet Korean veteran JOHNSON Mvion Jack, husband of the late Oelna Johnson, beloved father of Jerrilyn and Lawrence Johnson, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, one brother, Wilson Johnson, of Cinti., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. September 12, 1991. Visitation today, 9 A.M., J.C. Battle & Sons, 543 Rockdale. Services at 10 A.M. Rev. J. Reed officiating. Inter-ment Vine St. Hill Cemetery. committee, ne also was a memDer of Bond Hill-Roselawn American Legion Post No. 427. Other survivors include a son, Gene DeMaria of Evendale; a stepson, Daniel Weik of Independence, Vietnam Veteran Armed Forces I Persian Gulf September 13, 1991. Residence Kenwood. Memorial services at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Rd 10 Monuments Sunday at 7 P.M. Thomas Memorial In charge ot REOOLD FUNERAL HOME BY MARK SIEBERT The Cincinnati Enquirer Joseph DeMaria, a baker who spent 23 years in management with the White Castle fast-food chain, died Wednesday at Jewish Hospital. He was 72. Mr. DeMaria, a Cincinnati native, began working as a baker at age 14 in his uncle's shop. He attended the American Institute of Baking in Chicago. He retired in 1985 as superintendent of White Castle System Inc. bakery in Evendale. "I think it was in his blood from the beginning. He just grew up in the industry," said his wife, Orpha, of Evendale. She said even after he quit baking, he still liked to get a taste of his product each week. "Saturday was his day to go up and get some White Castle in Sharonville." Mr. DeMaria was active in politics and community affairs. He was a city councilman for the Village of Evendale from 1970 to 1975. Mr. DeMaria, a World War II veteran, was active in the 1950s as a business agent for the local Baker's Union No. 213. He founded the Ohio Valley Baker's Club, was past president of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Bakers Association and secretary of the Tri-State Bakers Club. COLE Mrs. Zora, 82, of Mt. Carmel. LENHARDT Barbara (nee Witt), beloved wife of the late Joseph ten-hardt, devoted mother of Mary Markers Monuments Flower Vases She Is survived by her husband, Ernest Cole; four sons, Roland ADAMS, ChorlesG. Allison & Rose Inc. ANDERSON, Milton H. 7:00 P M. Sept. 1 5 Thomns Memorial COLE.Mrs Zoro . 10:00A.M. Sept 16 Morns-Hislope CONOVER, Ase f. 10 30A M. Sept 16 Bovords (Holton, IN) COVALCINE, Andrew 11:30 A.M. Sept.16 Schmidt-Dhonou DATTOMO, Rolph 1 0:00 A.M. Sept. 16 Miller-Simminger DEMARIA, Joseph 9:30 A.M. Sept. 1 6 Schmidt-Dhonou HENDRIX, Jomes M. 1 1:00 A.M. Sept. 1 6 Vale-Hoskins (Morrow, OH) : HOWORKA, Raymond Wesley 10:00A.M. Sept. 1 7 Ellison-Moon (law- renceburg.INI JOHNSON, Marion Jock 10:00 A.M. Sept. 1 4 J.C. Bottle & Sons JONES, Francis W. 10:30A.M. Sept. 1 7 Mohom (Graveside) LENHARDT, Barbara 1 1:00 A.M. Sept 14 Frederick LITTLEY, Doris Elizabeth 10:00A.M. Sept.16 Bonita Springs, FL MADDOX, Florence 2:00 P.M. Sept. 1 5 Chos. A. Miller Sons MENCHHOFER, Hannah 3:00 P.M. Sept, 14 Bovards (Versailles, IN) POWELL, Aric A. 10:30 A.M. Sept. 16 Kennedy-Stevens RANDA, Mackenzie 1 1 :00 A.M. Sept. 1 6 Shorten mZZUTO.EvoE. 1:00P.M. Sept.16 Stine Lebanon) SALZWAS, Sidney H. 1 1 :30 A.M. Sept. 1 5 Weil SR.M.NATHANAEL BARR, M 10:00 A.M. Sept.16 Hodopp THOMPSON, Howard D. 2:30 P.M. Sept.16 Charles C. Young VISNIC, AnnB. 2:00P.M. Sept. 14 Roselawn Lutheran Church , ZIEGLER, Helen I, 10:30A.M. Sept.16 Seifert-Hardig & Brater 3700 QLENMORE 661-6200 o. Beavan, Joseph of Austin, TX Carolyna B., Peter J. and Paul J. Lenhardt, dear sister of John Witt of Kitchener Ontario, 20 Announcements M. Cole, of Cinti., Donald L. Cole, Springdale, Harold E. Cole, of Rochester, NY and the Rev. Gerald W. Cole of Orlando, FL; one brother, Junior Jones, of Norwood, OH; two sisters, Sarah Wilson, of Science Hill, KY and Ova Sweet, of Cinti. She DeMaria Ky.; four daughters, Joanne Hop kins of Colerain Township, Mary DeMaria of Mount Airy, Janet Herrin of Mobile, Ala., and Linda DeMaria of Evendale; a stepdaughter, Diane Weik of Landen; a brother, Dominic DeMaria of College Hill; two sisters, Madeline Garcia of Florence and Jeanette Leisring of Wyoming; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mass will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Peter and Paul Church in Reading. Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home, 8633 Reading Road. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road. 45215. Canada, daughter-in-law of Ka-rolina Reiter Lenhardt, mother-in-law of Harold William Beavan and Julianne Whalen Lenhardt, loving grandmother was a member of Madeira of Christina R., William J., Eliza ANDERSON BAITER 8. SAHND FUNERAL HOMES INC. 3412 Clifton Avenue 8611 Winton Road 281-0421 Church of Christ. Funeral serv beth M. and Daniel W. Beavan and Jaimie N. Lenhardt. ThurS' ices 10 A.M. Monday, Science Hill Christian Church. Burial In Science Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 P.M. Sunday at Morris & Hislope, In day, September 12, 1991. Age 61. Visitation at Frederick Funeral Home, 2553 Banning Road at pippin, Saturday morning, Science Hill. BOLTON LUNSFORD A Golden Rule Funeral Home from 9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. to be followed by Mass of Christian Burial, at the Church of the Little Flower, at 11 A.M. Me 3042 Harrison Ave. 661-4059 morials may be made to the Barrett Center for Cancer Pre COVALCINE Andrew "Curly", dear son of Marie and the late Vasile Cov-alcine, beloved husband of Betty Covalcine (nee Stockdale), brother of Victor, Alex, Rose and the late George Covalcine, dear friend of John, Cindy, Eric and Andy Koebbe. September DALBERT-WOODRUFF Mildred Catherine Doughman vention, Treatment and Re FUNERAL HOME 922-1010 search, 234 Goodman Ave., Cin- 2880 Boudmot at uueen uty clnnatl, 452)9. BY NANCY FIROR LITTLEY A.C. GOBBLING & SON BELLEVUfi FT. THOMAS Doris Elizabeth, 66 of Bonita Springs, died September 12, 5 5 491-4500 44 1-1 JO Death Notices Death Notices 1991 after a lengthy illness. JONES Mrs. Littley had been a resi J.J. GILLIGAN & SON dent of Bonita Springs since 12, 1991. Age 72. Graveside services will be held Monday, September 16 at 11:30 A.M. at the Reading Cemetery, Reading. Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral Home In charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati. Cards available at the funeral home. 2926Woodburn 281-8311 1987 coming from Hamilton, Francis W., husband of the late Ivetta K. Jones, devoted father of Marian S. Richards, devoted grandfather of Victoria A. D. Jones of Lexington. Mrs. Doughman, who retired in 1981, lived in College Hill before moving to Lexington. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Robin Ell Doughman of Lamy, N.M.; two brothers, Tom Sears of Waverly, Ohio, and Irvin Sears of Ontario, Calif.; a sister, Helen Noel of South Shore, Ky.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, 801 S. Limestone Road, Lexington, Ky., 40536. SALZWAS Sidney H in his 80th year, beloved husband of Rose Salzwas, dear brother of Albert Salzwas, of Del Rey Beach, FL and Sylvia Shor, also survived by five nieces and one nephew. Services Weil Funeral Home, 3901 OH. Doris was an accomplished organist and pianist, a skilled The Cincinnati Enquirer Services for Mildred Catherine Doughman, an elementary school teacher for 25 years with Cincinnati Public Schools, were held Thursday at Arlington Memorial Gardens, Springfield Township. Mrs. Doughman, of Lexington, Ky., died of pneumonia Monday at Breckinridge Health Care Center in Lexington. She was 78. "She had a love of people and she spent her whole life doing things for others," said her daughter, Karen ELDEN A. GOOD - Amos and Daniel G. Richards, athlete In many fields and a devoted mother and homemak- 2620 ERIE AVE. 871-343 devoted great-grandfather of Rachel and Luke Amos and Danny Richards. Friends may er. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she attended Frankford High Hall and Jordan : FUNERAL CHAPELS School and Temple University. Reading Rd., Sunday, September 15 at 11:30 A.M. Friends may can on the family at his residence Sunday and Monday 761-8881 863-2907 Most of her adult life was spent In Hamilton, OH until she and call at the Maham Funeral Home, Williamsburg, Monday from 6-8 P.M. Graveside service, 10:30 A.M. Tuesday at Williamsburg Cemetery. Jack moved to Spanish Wells evening. Memorial contribu Jamison & Jamison Jr., Inc, West End Evanston 721-1616 961-7544 tions to the charity of one's Country Club. She attended the First Presbyterian Church of choice would be appreciated. Bonita Springs. Mr. and Mrs. DATTOMO Ralph, husband of the late Frances Todero Dattomo, devoted father of Nancy M. Brinkman, Angelo R. Dattomo and Rita E. Scigliulo, dear father-in-law of Carl C. Brinkman, Angela M. Woebkenberg Dattomo and Frank Scigliulo, dear grandfather of Ron R. Brink-man, Denise Dattomo, Deanna, Llna and Frank Scigliulo. Thursday, September 12, 1991. Age 89 years. Member of Socleta' Contadlni Italianl. Friends may call at the Miller-Simminger Fu Littley celebrated their 47th SR. M. VV. Mack Johnson & Anderson wedding anniversary, June 13, MENCHHOFER Hannah, 2 weeks. Funeral Saturday, 3 P.M., Tangelwood Church. Calling 1-3 P.M., Tan-glewood Church. NATHANAEL 1991. Doris is survived by her Funeral Home husband, Jack Littley of Bonita BARR, S.F.P. Springs, daughter Susan t. Lit 1309 E. McMillan St. tley of Dayton, OH and sister Cincinnati, OH 45206 Tillery probes way MSD is monitored Sister of Anthony and Fred Barr, aunt of Rev. Walter Barr and also survived by numerous Man admits to paying girls for sex in store THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Muehlenkamp-Erschell 261-8U93 Newport, Ft. Thomas, Dayton Mrs. Virginia Dorn of Salem, OR. The family win receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 P.M. at Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home. Funeral other nieces and nephews. Thursday, September 12, 1991. neral Home, 3330 Parkcrest Ln., Western Hills, Sunday from 5-8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at the St. Ignatius Church, Monfort Heights, Mon Age 77. Friends may call at the St. Clare Convent Chapel, 60 Compton Rd., Sunday from 4-7:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, 10 A.M. at the services for Mrs. Littley will be Monday, September 16, 1991 at NURRE BROS. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 241-6929 day at 10 A.M. 10 A.M. at the First Presbyteri POWELL Aric A., beloved son of Curtis and Sharee Manning, Larry and Janie Powell, brother of Sara and Benjamin Manning, Adam and Jared Powell, maternal grandson of Robert and Doris Neal and Jean Godalr, paternal grandson of Frank and Ethel Manning and Donna and Lee Cummins, also survived by numerous friends and relatives. Residence Bethel, OH. Age 19 years. September 12, 1991. Visitation 6-9 P.M., Sunday, Kennedy-Stevens Funeral Home, an Church of Bonita Springs with Dr. Robert Abel, Assistant Convent Chapel. DEMARIA Joseph, husband of Orpha R. Hopper DeMaria, father of THOMPSON Pastor officiating. Burial wiH follow In Naples Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions Joanne Hopkins, Janet Herrin, Mary, Linda and Gene DeMar A 65-year-old former manager at New Richmond Auto Parts pleaded guilty to charges Friday that he paid two teen-age female may be made to the First Pres Howard D beloved husband of Portia (Joyce) Thompson, dear brother of Ethel Heinz of Hamilton, dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Septem byterian Church of Bonita Springs In memory of Mrs. Lit ia, step-father of Diane, Daniel and the late Donald Weik, grandfather of 12, great-grandfather of 16, brother of Madeline Garcia, Jeanette Leisring and Dominic DeMaria, also one ber 13, 1991, Cedar Grove, IN. workers to have sex with him. Bethel. Funeral service 10:30 A.M., Monday, Bethel Church of Christ. Memorials University Medical Center. Member of Mt. Carmel United tley. Walter Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 1000 Bonita Parkway, (New U.S. 410) Is In TUFTS SCHILDMEYER Loveland 683-2430 Blanchestr 783-2458 Methodist Church, the Farm niece and four nephews. Resi charge ot arrangements. Bureau and Franklin County Louis P. Silver of Deer Park pleaded guilty to a single count dent of Evendale. September Historical Society and past Di MADDOX rector of Federal Land Bank of Rushvllle, IN. Funeral services Florence (nee Jones), beloved RANDA Mackenzie Lynn, loving daughter of James and Kathy (Gil 11, 1991. Age 72. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Church, Reading, Monday, September 16 at 9:30 A.M. Rela wife of the late William A. Mad- each of sexual battery and compel ling prostitution. at Charles C. Young Funeral VITT& STERMER FUNERAL HOMES 14S)(jcivtnfvrmif timmruli OhiMS.'ll 4M'M)rlhiPilir Ontinrun Ohht.'lft dox, dear mother of William A, Home, 4032 Hamllton-Cleves tives and friends may call at the Schmidt-Dhonau Funeral and Nancy H. Maddox, N. Canton, OH, David B. and Patricia A. Maddox, Brookline, MA, and the late Diane M. Stuebing, also survived by her eight Grandchil Home, 8633 Reading Rd Read Rd., Ross, OH, Monday at 2:30 P.M. Friends may call Sunday from 5-8 P.M. (OH times). Remembrances may be sent to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church or the American Heart ing, Sunday from 3-7 P.M. Me VORHIS Funeral Home morials may be made to St. Rita's School for the Deaf. dren. Friday, September 13, Norwood Lock land Sprmodaie 1991. Age 83 years. Resident of Cards available at funeral Association. Interment Venice 631-4884 821-0062 7712594 home. Cemetery, Ross, OH. ford) Randa, dear sister ot Matthew Randa, granddaughter of Marilyn and James Roth of Columbus, OH, Gerald and Phyllis Randa of Wooster, OH and the late Donald Gifford. Suddenly, September 12, 1991. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Shorten Funeral Home, 400 Reading Rd., Mason, OH where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 A.M. Donations should be made to the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National S.I.O.S. Foundation, College of Medicine, Room 6153, 231 Bethesda Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45267-0541. HOWORKA the Llanfair Retirement Community. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Memorial services at the College HiH Presbyterian Church, 5742 T. P. WHITE & SONS Mt. Washington 231-7150 VISNIC Raymond Wesley, beloved hus band of Florence, dear father of Katherlne Hertlein, Keith Ho- Hamilton Ave., Sunday at Win, GOOD & KELSCH OAKLEY SQ. 531-0105 Ann B. (nee Morrison), beloved wife of Nick, loving mother ot Christine Jarman, devoted grandmother of Jennifer and Alexander. Thursday, Septem worka, Dale and Darren Rein- P M. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the Llanfair Retirement Com hart, also survived by six grandchildren, loving son of ber 12. Agn 65. No visitation. munity, Life Care Fund, 1701 35 Florists Grace Howorka, dear brother of Robert Howorka, Dorothy do a thorough study. Tillery said he was skeptical of turning the problem over to a volunteer group. "We are talking about a situation in the toxic waste discharge practices that may cause serious health problems. If MSD is complying, and we still have a problem, we need to act now. "MSD is the largest recipient of toxic waste in the state. I am leaning toward bringing in a consultant group to get at this prob-hm immediately," Tillery said. 50 of system troubled A recent study of MSD showed that 50 of the system was in dire need of repair. Winston pointed out that Hamilton County's combined sewer overflow system was the source of much of its problems. "Essentially what you have is the storm water flushing out the sewers during a rainstorm," Winston said. Kenneth Fenner, manager of water quality programs in the water division of the federal EPA, said the county waste-treatment system had all the elements to cause citizens to be alarmed. "The federal government cannot mandate anything more stringent than the local and state requirements. The best way to tighten up MSD's monitoring and enforcement procedures is through the permit renewal, which I understand is due in October," Fenner said. BY ALLEN HOWARD The Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Councilman Dwight Tillery questioned Friday whether the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) was properly monitoring Hamilton County's waste-treatment practices. Tillery will ask the city's legal department to review toxic-waste treatment violations locally for the last 10 years to determine what kind of monitoring OEPA has done. No monitoring plan "OEPA tells us that the MSD (Metropolitan Sewer District) is in compliance, but at the same time it says it does not have a model for monitoring the district," Tillery said. In testimony Friday before council's Law and Public Safety Committee, Thomas Winston, chief of the Ohio EPA's Southwest District office in Dayton, said MSD was complying to the letter of the law, but he wasn't sure whether the regulatory standards were sufficient to prevent a health problem. "What we don't know is whether the local limits on the amount of toxic chemicals entering into Cincinnati's sewers are sufficient. We need to do more studying to see if these limits have to be revised," Winston said. He said OEPA Director Donald Schregardus would appoint a commission to study the waste discharge and monitoring practices and recommend improvements. Winston said it might be two years before the commission could Friends are Invited to a memorial service Saturday, September 14, 2 P.M. at Roselawn Llanfair Ave., Cinti., 45224, or the College Hill Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Maddox was born Henke, Virginia Springston. Fu Florist neral service Tuesday, 10 a.m. at the Hamline Chapel U.M.C. Lutheran Church, 1608 Summit and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, M65 Rd. Memorials may be made to flfilt IIU' Funeral Flew 1 rJ ki(u M. Aiati i Sinct Flowers ol A and moved to Hyde Park In 1935. She was active In both Visitation Monday from 6-8:30 P.M. at the Ellison-Moon Fu the OST Scholarship Fund, RIZZUTO Eva E., age 81, of S. Lebanon, died Friday morning. Services 1 P.M. Monday, Valley Funeral Home, Whltesville, WV. Visitation will be held locally, 3-5 P.M. Sunday, Stine Fuenral Home, Lebanon. Northern Kentucky University beauty distinction Knox Presbyterian Church, neral Home, Lawrenceburg, IN. Dept. of Technology. Nicholls Hyde Park and the College Hill Memorials to Lawrenceburg 961-6622 City Wide, 7 Dv Delivery Funeral Home In charge of ar Presbyterian Church. Chas. Emergency, Hamline Chapel or rangements. Miller Sons serving the family. Heart Fund. He faces up to four years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 15 by Judge Robert P. Ringland of Clermont County Common Pleas Court. Albert J. "Tim" Rodenberg, an assistant county prosecutor, said Silver paid the two 17-year-olds from $50 to $80 to have sex with him in the storage room at the Front Street shop. The charges stem from separate incidents with each girl in May, but Rodenberg said it happened more than once. "It was a continuing thing that went on. It was not isolated," he said. Allegations against Silver surfaced in recent months "when one of the mothers found her daughter had a lot more money than she should have had just by working at the store," Rodenberg said. The teen-agers worked part time at the shop, sorting parts. Silver, who has no prior criminal record, is free on a $10,000 recognizance bond until the sentencing hearing. Blood Midwest Hispanics discuss farm-worker issues at conference State news Trial CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-l day and Friday, but not all of it was type O, Zuck said. One donor can give one pint or one unit of blood. Compounding the shortage, Zuck said, three organ transplants took place after the appeal was made Wednesday, meaning that even more blood was used in transfusions. "It's a concern, but we've never been to the point where we've not had blood products available," said Dr. Kenneth Davis, a trauma surgeon at University Hospital. "The donor community has been very responsive during these situations." The shortage is nationwide, and other cities have temporarily closed trauma units or canceled elective surgeries. So far, that hasn't happened here, although contingency plans are in place if too few people donate blood this weekend. Those plans include importing blood from Switzerland, where supplies are generally plentiful. If the situation worsens, a final alternative would be to cancel elective surgeries, said Mari Wojahn, spokeswoman for Hoxworth. "But things are more optimistic today," Wojahn said. "It doesn't look like we'll have to do that." Three Hoxworth centers are open with extended hours today. Hoxworth Anderson, Five Mile Center at 7715 Five Mile Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hoxworth Central, 3332 Vine St., Avondale, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m'. Hoxworth Western Hills, 2345 Ferguson Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. , To make an appointment or for more information on how to donate, call 451-0910. The line, normally answered only during regular business hours, will be open this weekend from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOLEDO, Ohio Working and living conditions for migrant farm workers have improved in the last 20 years because of the efforts of a Toledo-based union, its president said Friday. But Baldemar Velasquez said critical issues face the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC). Some large food processors may be starting to reduce acreage in Ohio to lessen the impact of collective bargaining agreements with the FLOC, he said. "It's really necessary that we should be concerned about this trend," Velasquez told a conference examining issues facing Hispanics in the Midwest and nation. As an example, he said FLOC has a collective bargaining agreement with Vlasic and farmers who grow cucumbers for the processor. Vlasic cut Ohio cucumber acreage 30 in 1991. Meanwhile, North Carolina increased cucumber production by 50 this year. "Processors are starting to shift production from one area to another. ... We shouldn't just have contracts with Vlasic and Heinz and other processors in Ohio, but wherever the processors grow food North Carolina, Wisconsin," Velasquez said. Velasquez was among 250 people from 10 Midwest states attending the three-day Midwest Hispanics Unity Conference. States represented are Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. Migrant farm workers' problems wejre discussed at Friday's session. FLOC represents 3,600 dues-paying members in Ohio and Michigan. Founded by Velasquez 24 years ago, the union has fashioned innovative three-way collective bargaining agreements with growers and major food processors, such as Campbell Soup Co. A seven-year boycott of Campbell, which began in the late 1970s, led to FLOC's first collective bargaining agreement with a food processor and farmers. The union now has representatives at migrant labor camps owned by farmers growing tomatoes and cucumbers for Campbell, Heinz USA and Vlasic, Velasquez said. Velasquez said the FLOC is close to signing a contract with Dean Foods, which includes Aunt Janes pickles. The contract would cover 1,400 workers and change the workers' status from sharecroppers to employees, making them eligible for unemployment benefits, workers' compensation and Social Security. Similar pacts are in place with Vlasic and Heinz. Alicia Fernandez-Mott, a U.S. Department of Labor migrant labor official, said more federal money has to be allocated for education programs. She said 73 of migrant workers never graduate from high school. Pair accused of posing as IRS agents THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal authorities said Friday they had charged two Cincinnati men with impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents in a credit-card scheme. Investigators are trying to determine whether other people might have been involved, said Al Lamden, chief postal inspector. Willie Frank Johnson, 22, and Shawn David Robinson, 25, were arrested Thursday at the Corry-ville branch post office. They had gone there allegedly to collect three credit cards they had ordered from banks through the mail, Lamden said. They remained in federal custody Friday on charges of impersonating government agents and obstructing correspondence. The IRS said it began the investigation after receiving complaints from several elderly Cincinnati residents saying people claiming to be IRS agents called for information about their credit cards. Investigators said the callers used the information to request credit cards. Police said he originally was stopped for jaywalking, but said the other charges were filed when he argued and scuffled with officers near the corner of Walnut and Sixth Streets, downtown. O'Banion, who moved to Cincinnati from New York City IOV2 months ago, said he volunteered as a worker at the New York University Care Center for 2Vi years. "I am well-versed in AIDS protection. It is absolutely ridiculous to think I would threaten them," said O'Banion, whose left eye still showed evidence of a black eye. The starkly different stories prompted the Stonewall Human Rights Organization of Greater Cincinnati on Friday to join the Gay & Lesbian March Activists' earlier request for state and federal officials to investigate O'Banion's allegations and for Cincinnati's Office of Municipal Investigation to probe Cincinnati police actions in the arrest. The groups also called for Leis' resignation, stating: "This is one instance in a long line of battles Leis has waged against Greater Cincinnati's gay and lesbian community." Sheriff spokesman Frank Weikel has said: "None of our investigation has the least hint that our people used excessive force." CONTINUED FROM PAGE B-l of the struggle. But after O'Banion's preliminary hearing on the charges Friday, the 40-year-old downtown man told a different story: O'Banion said an officer applied pressure on a swollen lymph node and that he told officers he was choking and was going to vomit which he said he later did. The man also said he was denied access to his prescribed AIDS medication, AZT, and he was intimidated, humiliated and abused by derogatory phrases made about his homosexuality. And, he said, his hands were cuffed behind him; officers testified his hands were cuffed in front of him. Bowman used his fist twice hitting O'Banion in the left eye, O'Banion said. "I never said I was going to kill anyone," he said. "It's all a conspiracy to cover up the brutality I received at the Hamilton County Justice Center." O'Banion was arrested and taken to the jail by Cincinnati police Sept. 4, charged with disorderly conduct while intoxicated, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. According to the sheriff's department, he was bleeding from scrapes when he was brought in to the jail. i

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