The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 3, 1991 · Page 9
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 9

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Thursday, October 3, 1991
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10Nation THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Thursday, October 3, 1991 Odnapped brothers found ir L.A. youngsters returned unhurt to N.Y. airport ( J . r I I W - i n a jtymM"f-! - fSSfe III' m, 4j Mannington Gold-Floors. A Shining Example Of What A Floor Should Be. Mannington Gold resists scratches, stains, scuffs and indentations, so Mannington Gold floors shine long after other floors have lost their luster. And our special "No Questions Asked" Guarantee ensures it. Come see our beautiful colors and patterns today! o Super Stain Resistance. i; THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Two young brothers abducted in Los Angeles six weeks ago were found safe but scared at an airport bus stop Wednesday, a day after police went public with pictures of the boys and sketches of their captors. The boys were carrying a note that made allegations of drug dealing. Cassel Dixon Jr., 4, and his brother Anthony, 3, were very shy and had not given agents much information about their ordeal, said Jim Fox, assistant regional director of the FBI. "All they said was ... a lady dropped them off from a cab," said Lt. Michael Murphy, a police officer at Kennedy International Airport. 'We need help from the public," said Fox. "They may have been in the New York City area for weeks." The boys were produced at an FBI news conference so they could be photographed by the media. The boys were being flown back to Los Angeles on Wednesday, said FBI spokesman Joe Valiquette. Fox said four armed men kidnapped the boys and their mother, Beverly Dixon, 29, as they left a grocery store in Los Angeles on Aug. 17. The kidnappers issued a $50,000 ransom demand that was never paid, and Mrs. Dixon was The Associated PressMario Suriani Cassel Dixon, 4, left, and his brother Anthony, 3, pose at FBI offices in New York Wednesday after being found at the airport. 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We have no evidence to that effect." The boys' father, Cassel Dixon Sr., 30, a partner in an auto-body shop, had called police as soon as he learned of the abductions, police said. OHIO Carpetland All Locations (513)771-2345 Swallens All Locations (513)527-6527 CINCINNATI Northland Decorating Ctr. 630 Northland Blvd. (513)851-2225 Pat Jones Flooring 5753 Harrison Ave. (513)574-8206 Schoch Tile & Carpet 5282 Crook Shank Rd. at Anderson Ferry (513)922-3466 West Hills Flooring Harrison Ave. (513)661-6036 KENTUCKY COLO SPRING Pferrman Floor Covering 3901 Alexandria Pk. (606)781-0188 COVINGTON Earl Franks & Sons 428 Madison Ave. (606)261-9608 L0VELAND JIG. 421 Wards Corner Rd. (513)248-1755 MT. CARMEL Martin Floors 4521 Weiner (513)528-1650 IrA I - 1 1 s iiti J! i n- n r u i ; J; pVip - s V lj I; ; , ? '".- " -m j ' ' ii i- ' i.i.iriiiiJ '' k 1 X ( ""Saw i. -'Si t 42-75 OFF DEPARTMENT STORE PRICES mnn i. .i,f W ' ll UV l Marriage rate takes a dive Divorce down, too; recession blamed GANNETT NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON It's too expensive to get divorced. Then again, it's too expensive to get married. Blame it on the recession, which appears to be pushing down both the number of marriages and divorces. That's the conclusion reached this week after analyses of National Center for Health Statistics data. There was a modest drop in the divorce rate and a sizable drop in marriages, according to the latest six-month figures. Between January and June of 1991, divorces fell from 4.8 per 1,000 people to 4.7 per 1,000, and the marriage rate fell from 9 to 8.6 per l,000.1n other words, in the first six months of 1991, divorce dropped by 3,000 and marriage by 40,000. "This is a big drop in marriages, even given (that) we are expecting marriages to diminish," said Barbara Wilson of the National Center for Health Statistics. David Olson, a professor of family social sciences at the University of Minnesota, said, "It's our experience that in times of economic stress, or even political stress, the marriage rate will lower. Divorce is the same way. When times are bad, people are more willing to stick it out, especially if it means the woman has to go back into the labor force." If the marriage and divorce figures hold up in the final accounting a process that can take as long as three years they would repeat a trend from previous recessions. Both divorces and marriages are considered too risky during hard times, experts say. "It's expensive to get divorced," said Jeff Evans, who tracks family demography for the National Institutes of Health. "There's a real cost in setting up a different household, and there's child support to pay." 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