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D-4 3 million may visit river complex in 1st year, plans show By LYNN FORD STAR STAFF WRITER . A proposed family entertainment complex in White River State Park could attract as many as 3 million people and generate llfi million in revenue in its f " first year, planners said Wednesday. "If we do a good job in planning, find the right developer and generate enough interest, it will work," Harri- Price son A. Price, a Los Angeles economic consultant, said after a meeting of the White River Park Development Commission. Price, who heads the team of architects, designers and consultants planning the complex that would be called Indiana Landing, said the projected attendance and revenue figures were based on preliminary estimates. Those figures could rise or fall by 20 percent before final plans for the center are submitted to the commission Sept. 24, he said. During Wednesday's meeting, commission members heard the first detailed outline of proposed attractions for the complex. But no cost estimates were given, t Indiana Landing would be built in three phases on 25 acres in the Downtown park straddling White River. It would include such attractions as an 18-ride amusement park; a 4,000-seat, wide-screen movie theater: assorted restaurants; landscaped picnic areas; and a "micro-brew- 7" Decision postponed on fate of town's trees By JOANNE LYNCH STAR STAFF WRITER ; The leaves might be changing to autumn colors before the fate jof. the towering trees in Centerville is decided. , The Indiana Professional Review Board on Historic Preservation postponed a decision Wednesday on the importance of the trees to the town's historic district. If the board decides the trees are necessary to the district, it would have to approve arty plan to cut them down. ; Board Chairman James Ri-denour hopes the town, just west pf Richmond, will settle the question, but the review board will consider the issue again in October. r Twentyone of the 84 trees that form a canopy over U.S. 40 through Centerville are scheduled to be cut down so the Indiana Department of Highways can put in curbs. A group of townspeople is trying to keep the chain saws away, f. Most of the review board County cites businessman after fire, toxic gas cloud "' "" An Indianapolis businessman has been cited by the Marlon County Health Department and is under investigation by two state agencies for allegedly mishandling a pesticide, resulting In a fire and a toxic gas cloud, pfficials said Wednesday. Daniel Everts, owner of Pesco, 451 East 38th Street, has been sent a notice of violation due to the incident late Sunday at his home, said Daniel J. O'Connor, hazardous-materials specialist with the health department. About 100 people were evacuated from the area surrounding Everts' home at 268 Hampton Drive. No Injuries to residents were reported, although two Indianapolis police officers were treated at Wishard Memorial Hospital and were released. Everts allegedly stored aluminum phosphide, bagged and in pellet form, in his yard, expecting the chemical to break down over a period of days, O'Connor tsaid. The chemical mixed with Jlght rain Sunday evening, burst Ex-IU dean to head UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Washington Jay Plager. a former dean of the Indiana University Law School at Blooming-Ion, was confirmed Tuesday 'night by the Senate as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the White House Office of 1'Management and Budget. . - Plager, 57. will be responsible for Information resources management and statistical policy. Much of the complex would have a gardenlike atmosphere with restaurants and other facilities nestled amid trees and greenery a design inspired by Denmark's Tivoli Gardens. The complex would be divided into seven "neighborhoods" Intended to provide leisure activities for all ages. "It is important that this not be approached as a theme park but as an exercise in urban design." said Allen Eskew, a New Orleans architect involved In designing the proposed complex. Other potential Indiana Landing attractions include the transformation of the former Washington Street Bridge into a glass-enclosed "crystal bridge" housing restaurants and retail shops. Special lighting would be used throughout the complex to give it a dramatic look. Eskew said Indiana Landing's six-acre amusement park would be "like a garden containing a park," with a monorail, a "water flume" and a European-style roller coaster among its attractions. A "fantasy dance pavilion" would offer music videos and light shows for teen-agers. The city's first such facility since Riverside Amusement Park closed In 1971 would be open six to eight months a year, with an adjacent "wintergarden" taking its place during cold weather. Waterfalls and summery botanical scenes, Intended to help people forget the cold, would serve as backdrops for an antique carousel and other rides in the three-story, glass-enclosed facility- members agreed with board member W. William Weeks, who said. "It's my view that the trees contribute to the historic district of the town." The review board recommended that Centerville settle the argument at a special meeting of its Town Board. Centerville Town Board President William Dillon said last week that such a meeting will take place but did not reveal when. Ridenour, who also is director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, said, "I would hope the local community could come to some kind of compromise." In addition, the review board wants the highway department to consider options to the standard concrete curbs It installs. Those curbs require a trench 18 inches deep and about 2 feet wide to be dug so that concrete can be poured into forms. The Centerville trees all are within 1 foot of where the curbs would be constructed. ing into flames as it reacted with the water and forming a toxic cloud. O'Connor said Everts was cited for having a health or safety hazard at his home but was not fined by the health department. "If it happens again, we could take him right to court." he said. Officials from the state chemist's office and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are also looking into the situation, representatives said Wednesday. The state chemist is Investigating because that office regulates the use of pesticides, said L.O. Nelson, pesticide administrator. He said it would be about a week before the investigation would be completed. The state environmental agency oversaw the cleanup operation, said department spokeswoman Catherine G. Lynch. Officials have said Everts will be responsible for paying the cost of the cleanup, which could reach $100,000. White House office He already was working at the Office of Management and Budget, as associate director for human services, supervising budgetary programs for four Cabinet departments and 23 smaller federal agencies. Plager was dean of the law school from 1977 to 1984. He went to - Washington in 1986 to serve as a counselor to the undersecretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- Obituaries Retired IPL executive Harry K. Keller, 67, dies Harry K. Keller. 67. a retired vice president of Indianapolis Power & Light Co., died Tuesday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Satur day in Leppert and Copeland Mortuary, with calling from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Mr. Keller began his career with IPL. in 1948. He retired in 1986 as vice president for rates and refiu- lations. Mr. Keller He had served as a senior member of the Edison Electric Institute Research Committee and on the Indi- JULIA ANN L1GG0NS BANKS, Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Mount Zion Baptist Church, with calling from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Laven-la's Home for Funerals is handling arrangements. She had been an employee of American States Insurance Co. She was a volunteer at Mount Zion Geriatric Center. Survivors: daughter, Irene L. Roney: sister, Mabel Russ: brother, Louis Llggons; grandchild. CRYSTAL 0. BEASLEY, 6, Indiana-polls, drowned Sunday in Eagle Creek Reservoir. Services will be at 8 p.m. today in Summers Northeast Funeral Chapel, with calling from 5 p.m. until services. Survivors: mother, Carol Wright Beasley; father, Charles 0. Beasley: brother, Richard Brinkley; sisters. Mora and Denice Brlnkley and Sheree E. Beasley; grandmother. Nora Wright. HAILEY M. BOFFO, 2, Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday In Shirley Brothers Drexel Chapel, with calling from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Survivors: mother, Linda Gill Boffo; father, Larry E. Boffo Jr.; brother, Dustin Ringer: grandparents. Ethel Dunlap and Robert and Ella Cheek. OLEATHA E. RYAN DAVIS, 66, Thorntown, died Tuesday. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday In Russell and Hitch Funeral Home, Thorn-town, with calling from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Survivors: husband, Billy A. Davis; daughter, Janice Huff. EDWARD J. FLETCHER, 74. Franklin, formerly of Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 9:15 a.m. Friday in G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. Friday in the church. Calling will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. He had been a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service 32 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church. Survivors: wife, Thelma M. Sweares Fletcher; daughter, Mary Ann Stelner; son. Thomas E. Fletcher; brother, Francis J. Fletcher Jr.; sister, Rosemary Cholls; two grandchildren. ATHA GARRISON Jr., 69. Indianapolis, died Sunday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Hope Baptist Church. Calling will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Peoples Funeral Home. He had worked for the Farm Bureau Co-Op, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Survivors: wife. Agnes Barney Garrison; daughters, Joyce Robinson. Joan Williams and Rosemary Quarrels; son. Ronald K. Garrison; sisters, Sallie Bradley. Annie Edwards, Marie Williams, Minnie Harris and Janle Boyd; brothers. John, Samuel and Milton Garrison and Louis, Raymond, Daniel and Charles Frank Holt; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. INDIANA DEATHS Bringhurst Taylor Norris, 40. Clinton Beulah F. Ayres, 82, widow of Wayne Ayres. Columbus Amylu Richardson Warner, 33, wife of Roger Warner. Delphi Marie Albright Goff, 83, widow of Ernest Goff. Dugger Roy E. Fisher, 83, husband of Helen Rumple Fisher; Alice Marion Morrison, 77, widow of Donald Morrison. Ferdinand Ruthie Auffart, 40. Lafayette L. Pauline Venis Hayden, 83, widow of J. Harold Hayden; Kathleen LaGuire Rae, 77, widow of James R. Rae. Logansport Ruth Bowsher Julian, 79, widow of Frank A. Julian. Loogootee Glenn "Sussie" Van-Hoy Truelove, 80, widow of Lloyd True-love. Monticello J. Preston McCall, 59, husband of Vivian Meyer McCall. North Vemon Marjorie G. Johnson Jones, 64, wife of Robert P. Jones. Otterbein Rosemary Kremer Buck, 65, wife of Howard Buck. Paoli Add M. Gray, 86, husband of Mabel Ball Gray. Peru Mary Howard Cline, 68, wife of Dale K. Cline. Pierceville Glen H. Collins Sr., 51, husband of Jean Caldwell Collins. Richmond Naomi Filby Benner, 95, widow of Everett Benner. Seymour Martha Surenkamp Kel-lermeier, 99, widow of Walter Keller-meier. Shoals John D. Clutts, 71, husband of Halleena Merry Clutts. Swayzee George W. Smith, 74. husband of Harriet Smith. Switz City Ermil Strietelmeier, 71, wife of Elmer Strietelmeier. Terre Haute John William Ha-, worth, 56, husband of Waneta Haworth; Arthur Hodson, 74, widower of Eileen Hodson; Rosalie L. Lowe, 71, wife of Herschel Lowe; Charles E. Snyder, 65, husband of Mary Lou Loos Snyder; Hubert West, 83; husband of Winonia Marian West. Versailles William B. Hunter, 78, widower of Margaret Castnes Hunter. Vevay Maude Scott Riley, 103, widow of Frank Riley. West Lafayette Hazel Baer Loeffel, 91, -widow of William J. Loeffel; Cloyd M. Moss, 81, husband of Mary F. Hylton Moss. Urn i iifir --- ana Electric Association Rate Committee. He also was a member of the board of directors of Growers Automobile Insurance Association. Mr. Keller, a 1948 graduate of Purdue University, was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was past president of the 483rd Bombardment Group. 5th Wing, 5th Air Force. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Survivors: wife, Lelah Marjean Wolfe Keller; daughter, Kimberly Ann Rushfelot: son, Christopher Knowles Keller; five grandchildren. MARY FRANCES BECKTELL HAR-KINS, 64. Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, with calling from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. She had worked for RCA Corp. 15 years, retiring as group leader In 1956. Survivors: husband, John Richard Harklns; sons, Dale Richard and J. Craig Har-kins; sister, Varell E. Wood; brother, Royal Becktell; two grandchildren. GEORGE W. HENDRICKS, 77. Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday In G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, with calling from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. He had been a bartender for Woody 's Corner Bar 10 years, retiring In 1974. Previously he was a metal buffer for Home Plating Co. 1 1 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife. Mary E. Jones Hendricks; sons, William H. and Earl "Bud" Hendricks; brother, Roscoe Hendricks; sisters. Minerva Saylar. Matilda Rasior and Ida Ro-berson: eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. LENA R. BARR1SH HELMS, 81. Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. today In B'nai Torah Cemetery. She had been a salesclerk and buyer for Blocks department store more than 30 years, retiring in 1972. Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Meridian Hills Mortuary is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hooverwood Guild or the B'nai Torah Congregation. MELBA DEAN RUSSELL HERND0N, 48, Shelbyville. died Wednesday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Carmony-Ewing Broadway Chapel, Shelbyville, with calling from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. She had worked many years for the Standard Food Store, Shelbyville. She was a member of Shelbyville Baptist Temple. Survivors: husband, Maurice Hem-don; daughters, Bethany and Cary Herndon; brothers, Ray and Phil Russell; sisters, Paula Byrd, Patricia Brown and Sayna Huntington. OVERTON E. HERSHBERGER, 83. Carmel, died Tuesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in McClos-key-Hamllton-Gundrum Funeral Home. Logansport, with calling from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. He had owned and operated Hershberger Heating Co., Logansport, for many years. He was a member of Market Street United Methodist Church, Logansport. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Chicago. Survivors: wife, Dorothy L. Haider-man Hershberger; sons, Jon and Terry Hershberger; brother, Gerald Hershberger; sister, Pauline Minter; four grandchildren. J0HNETTA D. LITTLE HOLLAND, 64, Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Saturday in Stuart Mortuary Chapel, with calling from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. She was a member of Zion Tabernacle Apostolic Church. She was the widow of Milton Holland. Survivors: daughter, Pla M. Turner, son, Jonathan E. Holland; sisters. Teresa I. Dixon and Thelma V. Barnes; four grandchildren. CLARA B. MINDACH KN00P, 93. Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Friday in Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, with calling from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, to which memorial contributions may be made. She was the widow of Julius H. Knoop. Survivors: sons, Raymond, Virgil, Julius F. and Harold Knoop; daughters. Irma Koepke. Ruth Lone and Bertha Trinkle; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren. GENE MIDDLET0N, 52. Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Shirley Brothers East Chapel, with calling from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. He owned IGA Stop & Shop on Pendleton Pike for 12 years. Survivors: wife. Joyce Gladsom Middleton; daughters. Rebecca A. Umbreit. Su-' san E. Roth and Melissa J. Middle-ton; son. Timothy E. Middleton; father. Norman W. Middleton Sr.; brothers. Norman W. Jr., John. Boyd. Ray. James and Rick Middle-ton; sisters. Patty Middleton. Delores Miller, Audrey Roach. Janet Kyle. Laura Netzler and Vicky Huff; seven grandchildren. CORRECTIONS HERSCHEL M. LILE - He died Monday. Due to a funeral home error, the date of death was incorrectly reported in his obituary, published Wednesday. S.L Mendel, oldest veteran, dies at 101 ASSOCIATED PRESS Galva, 111. Samuel Leroy Mendel, the oldest living American veteran and one of two remaining Spanish-American War-era veterans, died Wednesday at his home at the age of 104. Mendel, past commander-in-chief of the Spanish-American War Veteran's Association, died in his sleep, said a friend, Jim Phillips. Mendel had been a vaudeville performer, lumberjack, sanitation officer, furniture salesman and preacher. He retired in 1952 after moving to this town of 3.200 people. Mendel, a native of Fort Worth, Texas, was 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1901. His patriotic fire had been sparked by the sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine on June 23. 1898, in Havana harbor In Cuba then under Spanish rule. But he was only 14 at the time and unable to enlist. The war that liberated Cuba ended the year he enlisted. But fighting in Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines continued for several years, and when Mendel Joined the Army he was still hoping to see combat, he recalled in a 1983 interview. Instead of carrying a gun onto the field of battle, Mendel spent his three-year military career carrying a football on the athletic fields at Fort Sam Houston. In 1902, he was cited as the best athlete In the Army. Mendel outlasted all but one of the 392.000 Americans who served during the 1898-1902 era. The last known veteran of the Spanish-American War era is Nathan E. Cook. 102, Tempe. Ariz., a former Navy man with 44 years of military service. Mendel became the oldest living American veteran when Jasper Garrison of Marion died June 5, 1987, at age 107. A widower, Mendel is survived by a son, Robert L, Mendel of Brook-field; a daughter, Fern Varley of San Francisco: two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. EDWARD E. LANGL0TZ, 71. Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Shirley Brothers Drexel Chapel, with calling from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. He had been a salesman for Farber Distributors 30 years, retiring in 1978. Survivors: wife, Mildred L. Winkler Langlotz; sons, Thomas and Robert Pentecost; brothers, Arthur and Bernard Langlotz; sisters, Dorothy Tiefert and Margaret Sullivan. MARILYN K. THOMAS MADD0X, 32, Indianapolis, died Monday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Ind. 52 south of Lebanon. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Calling will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today In Stuart Mortuary Chapel. She was an accounting clerk for Indiana University. Having earned an associate's degree from Indiana Vocational and Technical College, she was attending Indiana University School of Nursing. Survivors: husband, Henry E. Maddox; sons, Michael E. and Brian T. Maddox; mother, Marlene Proctor Mcln-tyre; stepfather, John Mclntyre; father, John Thomas; stepmother. Joyce Thomas; grandparents, George and Doris Proctor Sr.; great-grandparents, Theodore and Mary Proctor; brother. Leonard A. Thomas; sister, Donna S. Prevott. VERA FORTE McCAIN, 83, Indianapolis, .died Tuesday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday In Stuart Mortuary Chapel, with calling from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. She had taught for several years at Indianapolis Public School 87. retiring In 1969. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, she received her master's degree from Butler University. She was the widow of Eschol McCain. She was a member of Bethel AME Church. YUEH-HSIEH WU RICHARDSON. 47. Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Saturday in St. Andrew Catholic Church, with calling from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday In Lavenla's Home for Funerals. Survivors: husband, Joe T. Richardson Jr.; six sisters; five brothers. Phone for your free C information kit today. Information is key to making decisions. We at Flanner and Buchanan Mortuaries will provide you with all the facts and costs. Your free, no-obligation Serenity planning kit can help you make decisions today. Broad Ripple Carmel Fall Creek High School Road Mann Road Morris Street Shadeland Zionsville STAR AND NEWS CLASSIFIEDS THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1!.S . fiOBtfiT W. fviiZE, 24. Greenwood, ' tiled July 5. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Saturday In Greenwood Christian Church. Calling will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in Wlison-St, Pierre Greenwood Chapel and one hour prior to services in the church. He was an automobile painter thre months for Hunter's Auto Co., Greenwood. Survivors: wife, Jeanette M. Mclntlre Mlze; son. Joel R. Mize; parents, Larry and Glendora Mahan Mize; grandfather, Stanley Mahan,' brother. Tim W. Mlze; sisters, Shelly K. Goodrich and Tlffanie D. Mlze. NORMAN W. REDDICK, 72, Indianapolis, died Tuesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday In Usher Funeral Home, with calling from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. He had been $ research engineer for Union Carbide Corp. 35 years, retiring In 1971. He was former vice president of th Marion County Fish and Game Association. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Mary Ann Doyle Reddick; son, Stanley E. Reddick; daughter, Sheri M. PteicjB; brother. Herb Reddick; sister, Ma;rf-garet Rowell; three grandchildren 'U ELSIE MOORE R0WIE, 54. jj dianapolis, died Monday. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Stuaijl Mortuary Chapel, with calling from '$ p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. She Had worked In the housekeeping depaj-ment of St. Vincent Hospital for 'it years. Survivors: brother. Willie. Givens; sister, Catherine Pruett. JAMES ALLEN RUEKBERG, 68, Indianapolis, died Wednesday. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Mayfield Mausoleum, Cleveland. He had moved to Florida In 1975 and was an office supply sales representative 10 years for Tracy Lane Co.A Tampa, Fla. He was an Army veter an of World War II. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. Aaron-Ruben-N"el son Meridian Hills Mortuary Is as-'J sisting with arrangements. Survivors: daughters, Renny Silver and Kathy Yerushalml; son, Joe Ru(!k-berg; brother, Monte Ruekberg: two; grandchildren. r'. ' EDNA E. LINZE VanDerMOERE, 88. Logansport, formerly of Indianapolis. " died Tuesday. Services will be at 10 . , a.m. Saturday In Calvary Presbyteri- an Church, Logansport. Calling will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m' to 9 p.m. Friday in Fisher Funeral I Chapel. Logansport. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. She was the widow of Isaac VanDPf-" Moere. 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