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TRAVEL 4 PARTLY CLOUDY ''-Low 28, : high 53. PageB8 .,,1 .Ay? i .. . v.. . y -:" ig. v Monumental Restored Mount Rushmore offers visitors breathtaking artistry and scenery. Page Kl facelift SPORTS CALL KIM MR. BASKETBALL Bloomington's Jeffries beats Parade's pick. Page CI NATION CIA FIRES WORKER IN BOMB MISHAP 6 punished for attack on Chinese embassy. Page A3 rm NDIANAP CITY FINAL C "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty" II Cor. 3:17 NEWSSTAND PRICE $1.75 V' Associated Press File Photo Seattle battle: Police in Washington, D.C., hope to avoid the damage and arrests that marred last year's .meetings of the World Trade Organization. Activists to target finance meetings 0 Up to 30,000 prepare for protests, teach-ins this week in D.C. to greet IMF, World Bank. By Jonathan Peterson LOS ANGELES TIMES WASHINGTON Springtime visitors to the nation's capital usually come armed with little more than cameras, sunglasses and a desire to see the cherry blossoms lining the city's tourist attractions. ' But when Lisa Fithian of Los Angeles prepared for her trip to D.C, she packed goggles and a handkerchief she remembers tear gas during wild civil unrest in Seattle "r and a desire to transform what ne sees as an unjust global economy. t "People aren't here because they want to be ar- More information If you want to now more about he protest plans, the IMF or World Bank, go on online for these Web jSites: ;. Mobilization for Global Justice site: '' IMF site: World Bank site: www. rested," said Fithian, a veteran community activist. They're here because they want to say: 'No more business as usual.' " It was late last year that an army of protesters disrupted a meeting of the World Trade Organization, turning downtown Seattle into a war zone and sparking mass arrests. In the fallout, the city's chief bf police and mayor bid farewell to their jobs. And now another band of as many as 30,000 crusaders ranging from students to church groups to environmentalists and labor unions is targeting Washington for a series of demonstrations, teach-ins, street protests and the scaling of buildings beginning this week. The massing is expected to reach a crescendo next Sunday. That's when the spring meetings are scheduled to begin for the World Bank and 182-nation Inter-See ACTIVISTS Page 15 puis Mfttosfe ii it if rif iyju rayjiis) li UUU Marion County enlists funds, ads and expanded clinic hours to fight disease. By Joe Fahy STAFF WRITER A syphilis epidemic rampant in some of Indianapolis' poorest neighborhood jts the most virulent outbreak in mdianapolis in more than a generation and may represent the. largest outbreak in the nation. Last year, 416 cases of the sexually transmitted disease were reported in Marion County the greatest number since at least 1974, according to county Health Department records. While final 1999 national data will not be released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention until later this year, an agency official said preliminary data suggest Marion County is "among the top counties in the country" in the number of reported syphilis cases. Marion County could have the nation's highest number of cases for 1999 when final numbers are tallied, said Dr. George W. Counts, assistant director of syphilis elimination activity for the CDC's Division of STD Prevention. "Clearly, there has been a tremendous number of increased cases in Marion County," Counts said. Some of the increase may be a result of more aggressive efforts to identify those af fected. Whatever the cause, the burgeoning problem has prompted the Marion County Health Department, with help from the CDC, to mount extraordinary efforts to battle the disease. This month, officials began seven-days-a-week outreach efforts in the poor, predominantly black neighborhoods where the epidemic has hit hardest. Of the cases reported in 1999, 95 percent occurred among blacks. The outreach teams, which will operate through June, can take blood samples to test for syphilis. They also try to locate the sexual partners of people who have the disease. To make testing for the disease more accessible, the department See SYPHILIS Page 2 Rise in syphilis cases j 'nsMe Syphilis declined in the United States in the 1990s, reaching a record low in 1 998. Some areas -including Marion County - have had outbreaks. In 1999, 416 syphilis cases were reported in 416 Marion County, the most in more than two decades. j Primary and secondary syphilis cases In Marion County, 1 989-1 939 161 120 35 30 32 55 63 76 82 70 '89 '90 '91 '92 '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 '99 Sources: Marion County Health Department; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff Graphic Steve Vanderbosch Helping hands: Barbers and beauticians join in the effort to halt the outbreak by talking about safe sex and handing out con- -doms. Page A2. Her story: A prostitute recalls her experience with syphilis. Page A2. Where we stand: Nation's ' ; counties with highest incidence of syphilis in 1998 are ranked. Page A2. .. ;f Oklahoma U- : " ' '.' Q. Dallas i Texas Fort WorthYj Arlington 1 rnm Kf A . : n J i$ 1 ' JOOMiies ' !fv ': f J Houston CMf Nebraska Colorado Kansas TV:--.r"A Illinois Kansas-City a'liis s&T: I Indiana Indianapolis " -" naviown u 1 niissuuii 7 ..-. 3UfO'Fallop op Wichita --"-'-prn'if'"" Y ii 1 IraiJ. A 0tli Series of homicides along 1-70 began 8 years ago in Indianapolis The victims Police say these six people all were slain by a serial killer in what came to be known as the 1-70 slayings. Robin Fuldauer, 26 Patricia Magers, 33 Indianapolis Wichita, Kan. Q April 8, 1 992 Q April 1 1 , 1 992 I Patricia Smith, 23 Michael McCown, 40 Wichita, Kan. -Jerre Haute, Ind. Q April 11, 1992 Q April 27, 1992 By Diana Penner STAFF WRITER On a sunny April afternoon in 1992, Indianapolis police homicide Detective Mike Crooke was called to the scene of a shooting death on the Northeastside. Crooke didn't know it then, but the slaying of 26-year-old Robin Fuldauer was only the beginning of a bloody trail. During the next four weeks, a man with a .22-caliber handgun snuffed out the lives of five more store clerks near 1-70 in three Midwestern states, shooting them in the head. The serial killer seemed to prefer petite, brunette women who appeared to be working alone in specialty shops. During the next eight years, Crooke and detectives in police departments all along that murderous trail would sift through tens of thousands of pieces of information. Throughout their manhunt, police also would monitor killings elsewhere, looking for details that might indicate their serial killer had struck again. Most of the time, evidence showed it was not the same man. But three shootings of female clerks in Texas, in 1993 and 1994, couldn't be ruled out. And on New Year's Eve, he might have struck again. A young woman was shot and killed as she worked In a store in Illinois, There are enough similarities to cause task force detectives to look closely for a connection. With the help of the FBI's behavioral sciences unit the profilers the detectives have developed a psychological portrait of the serial killer. But they don't know who he is or precisely why he does what he does. He has taken money, but robbery never seemed to be the primary motive. That leaves police searching for an explanation. And they aren't alone. "I want him caught so he doesn't do this to anybody else," says Vicki Webb, the only survivor among the cases under investigation. "And what I really want is a conversation with him." She'd like to ask him: "Why?" April 8 Saturday marked the eighth anniversary since Fuldauer was found slain. She was the manager of a Payless Shoe-source in the 7300 block of Pendleton Pike, not far from 1-70. Sometime between 1:30 p.m. and a few minutes after 2 p.m., someone entered the store where Fuldauer was working alone and shot her twice in the head. Money See TRAIL Page 16 J 11-" 1-70 killer Based on witness descriptions, this image of a man suspected of a series of 1-70 killings was produced in 1992. Officials said, however, that the man's appearance might have changed since. He was described then as a thin white man (who now could be in his early 40s), 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-9, with sandy or reddish hair and a weathered look. Anyone with information can call a mul-tistate task force toll-free at (800) 800-3510, or the local Crime Stoppers at either (317) 262-8477 or toll-free at (800) 922-5378. ' ' r . ; I M mil i. i lCi';;:5Nf ' i -I '13 Nancy Kitzmiller, 24 St. Charles, Mo. Q May 3, 1992 Sarah Blessing, 37 Raytown, Mo. Q May 7, 1992 More cases might be linked Police are investigating four other shootings in Texas and Illinois that might be the work of the I-70 killer. Three women were killed and one survived her attack. Mary Ann Glasscock, 51 Fort Worth, Texas O Sept. 25, 1993 Amy Vess, 21 Arlington, Texas 0 Nov. 1,1993 Survivor's picture withheld at her request. Vicki Webb, 35 Houston Qjan. 15, 1994 yT!?"1"- " " r Amy Blumberg, 20 O'Fallon, III. Dec. 31,1999 Mcintosh's exit leaves door open for Democrats Many voters undecided as a total of 11 candidates from both parties vie for a shot at 2nd District seat. By Michele McNeil Solida STAFF WRITER Welcome to Bill's Diner, where today's special is meatloaf with two sides, and folks come to talk about the high cost of prescription drugs, the giant pothole on their street and the disappearing profit from a bushel of beans. This New Castle eatery, which is popular because of its nostalgia but . filled with people worried about the future, is also in the middle of a congressional battleground. The 2nd Congressional District is just one of 31 open seats in the Republican-controlled House, now that Republican Rep. David Mcintosh is bowing out to run for governor. That means Democrats have a rare opportunity to seize this district, and others, in hopes of swinging control of Washington to the left. "For Democrats to win, we have to get our message out to voters and we have to have high turnout," said Democratic front-runner Ron Gyure. "There are a number of Issues like health care and education that both sides are addressing, so who gets to serve the 2nd District will likely depend on the effectiveness of the campaign." On May 2, voters who live in Muncie, Richmond, Columbus and the communities in between will pick a Republican and a Democrat for this November's election duel. Though Washington insiders are writing off the 2nd District as a safe Republican seat, people in Indiana say not so fast. The 2nd District is conservative, but mixed with the influences of Inside Their views: Candidates discuss guns, health care, campaign finance. Page A14. See 2ND DISTRICT Page 15 Arts 11-12 Auto G1-14 Business E1-10 CityState B1-8 Crossword 18 Editorials D2 Focus D1-6 Lifestyle J1-12 Obituaries B6 Sports C1-16 Travel K1-8 Weather B8 Y-Press B4 Buy ads: 633-1212 M-F:7:30am-5:30pm Sat:7:30am-12:30pm Auto G3-14 Cml. Real Estate E3 Employment F1-34 General F34-40 Real Estate H19-26 ffZTVTTTh Lord. 'rt is im" A4ilMAi&? portant for us to be honest and forthright, for this will enable us to walk in the light of your glory. Amen. GEE j someone who rocks the boat and then shouts that there is a storm at sea. UNUSED Main office ...633-1240 Circulation ....633-9211 Classified .633-1212 City desk .....633-9273 InfoLine .624-4636 More numbers A3 2000, The Star ,04302ll30300l 'i

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