The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on April 17, 1981 · Page 11
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Friday, April 17, 1981
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mm Nashville Business 16 Stock Closings 17-18 Wall Street . 18 Page 1 1 (now TraDoed! Thev I Meaning of the Word ii - i . . itv Man Found llllilP " , (: .7 ilPltlKf f ""A Locked Inside Boxcar Here By TOM MULGREW , Frightened and emotionally ex I - - ;se , ' - ' , ' ' ' f . r "'Vi'-) ft - : Help Comes After 5 Days In Wreckage By ED CROMER Pinned in a wrecked car at the bottom of a ravine for five days, Goldie Brady feared she would die of dehydration. "I never thought that much about food. I just wanted water," said the 71-year-old woman, sitting up in her hospital bed yesterday afternoon. "I'm fat. I guess that's all that saved me," she added. THE ELDERLY widow, who said she loves to play bingo, said she was on her way home from a - i r nausted, a Mexican outcast, ais- $ covered here in a locked railroad , boxcar after going several days I, without food and drink, attempt ed to piece together his journey last night. ttTJiL A. -X - ? . J t! nun tears sireaming uown nis face. Joree Gallego. 21. a native trttw of Morelia, Mexico, softly related tJj a disjointed tale that started In f :nri ni Annin Tnma e. f . A , 'J wpplre lafpr Jn thp Inartinff area nf ...w. ... .... . 0 - IVip TTnrH fllacs nlant hprp Itti ..... f ma ' : i "i kiikkkii snmp. ton s ann went to jail and my family disowned me," Gallego explained, his eyes on the floor. "When I got out I had no friends, no work, nothing." Bobby Cox, a forklift operator i n 1 st : 1 ! . ai r ora uiass, was inspecung one nf manv rars In the loadin? area IfiHUl of the plant about 6 p.m.. Wednes- -W 1 1 lt 1 1 1 day when he unlatched a car ihPvH y - ' , "'A door, slid it open and discovered hvY: Gallego, dehydrated and hungry. Nolensville Road bingo parlor about midnight Saturday when headlights from an oncoming car blinded her as she approached the hazardous Devil's Elbow curve on Whites Creek Pike. "I was trying to stop, but I guess it went off the road," she said. "That's the last thing I know that happened for two days." It was that long, Mrs. Brady believes, before she regained consciousness. And even then, she did not know where she was. "At first I thought I was in bed," she said. "Then suddenly I thought, 'Oh my gracious! I'm in the car and my teeth are gone.'" . MRS. BRADY wears lower dentures, which were found in the wreckage of her 1968 Chevrolet . Impala when she was rescued at the bottom of the 40-foot ditch about 11 a.m. yesterday. . ' Even after realizing she was trapped in her car, her movement limited because her hips were wedged between the front and . back seats; Mrs. Brady still did not know where she was, she said. Mrs. Goldie Brady: Survival Called a Miracle "I'm at. gwess that's all that saved me" "Maybe 22 days or so, I can't remember," Gallego said, referring to his time on not one, but several trains. "Then they closed the door when I was asleep and I went for five or six days without anvthinff ." Jorge Gallego: A 22-Day Ride to Ford Glass Plant "They closed the door when I was Asleep ..." co was released in good condition co City! He said the Missouri-Pa- Taken to General Hospital after, yesterday afternoon. cine JLine prciteu uic car up in uic border, town 6f Laredo ; April 4 and joined an . L&N train in Memphis five days later. ; his discovery, Gallego was determined by doctors not to be seri-: "I PICKED him up about 2 p.m. (yesterday) and took him to the VUU.T ..J . -" - - - . . . . man, and his wife, Margaret, were in fact doing everything possible to find Mrs. Brady. Metro police detectives feared foul play was involved in her disappearance. She had not been seen since she left the Bingo House, 3030 Nolensville Road, about 11 p.m. Saturday. She had won $25 that night (Turn to Page 12. Column 1) "l thought I had gotten home. There's a little dropoff by my car- port. I thought that's where I was. "I hollered for my brother and sister-in-law, who live next door. I yelled for some youngsters who live across the street. I couldn't , understand why no one was checking on me." HER BROTHER, retired district fire chief Herschel Good Coleen Morton, hospital director Metro Jail," said Alex f lores, a a Via Nfl.shvillp. immigration a?ent. He Ii Vl ut uicaaiuiidi OCIVIICO, oam ire r ? .. ? ," i j ; was "not really in all that bad wasn't very talkative. He looked "That car has been sitting at Ford since Friday," Hooper said. "The young man had no way of getting out, because the cars are , locked from the outside." . . (Turn to Page 12. Column 2), Ms.' Morton said routine tests . Phil Hooper, director., of ( the wprp nprfnrmprl in the emergen- L&N Railroad here, said the car cy room of the hospital and Galle- Gallego chose originated in Mexi-. Brddle Backs Determinate But Shorter Prison Terms mit (ourselves) to locking more people up for longer periods of time." The last of four new 400-man regional prisons "probably" will be filled later this year, and the Women's Prison in Nashville is currently holding more than twice the 128 women it was built to house, Brad-ley said. V ' ; ' Bradley proposed several alternatives to building costly maximum-security' prisons including named him to head the Correction Department in January 1979. The commissioner defended work-release programs, in which inmates are allowed to go into the community to look for jobs a year before they are eligible for parole. ; "SINCE 98 of the people in- prison eventually get out, the issue is not if they are going to be re; leased, but when and under what circumstances," he said. '- told a group of state judges at a Tennessee Judicial Conference seminar at Henry Horton State Park, "Usually when a legislature starts messing with this, they want to impose determinate sentences but still keep them just as long." , BRADLEY TOOK note of reports of increasing public concern about rising crime rates, but then added, "The state of Tennessee is very likely to go broke if we com 'Bradley said in response to complaints about the erroneous release of a prisoner who had just received a new 20-year prison sentence. That problem resulted, he said, from "a failure to communicate" between the court clerk and prison officials. But, Bradley claimed, the Correction Department has made "quantum leaps" toward tightening procedures and implementing consistent policies across the state since Gov. . Lamar Alexander raising the amount the Correction Department pays county jails to hold state prisoners, and joining with local governments in building small regional correctional facilities. Bradley and three of his staff i members fielded questions from several of the judges about the early release of prisoners convicted in their courts and reports of heavy drug use in the prisons. "WE WILL make mistakes," By HRK LOGONS Tennesseaa Staff Correspondent CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. Correction Commissioner Harold Bradley said yesterday he personally favors determinate prison sentences for Tennessee criminals but only if they are shorter than the terms, subject to parole, now being imposed. Bradley said he supports the concept of telling an inmate he will serve a set period of time, but, he Being Sold for $4.4 Million w '' '.V. Show Biz Inc. Joining Multimedia ,vW4 t Ex-Girlfriend Sued To Halt Abortion Bid MARYVHXE, Tenn. (UPI) - A Maryville man, saying he did not want the life of his unborn child "snuffed out," has obtained a court order to stop his former girlfriend from having an abortion. An attorney for James Earl Koerber Jr., 23, said the case will center on the father's rights in abor-tion cases. KOERBER received a temporary order last week from Circuit Court Judge James Jarvis restraining Elizabeth Gail Richardson of Blount County from having the abortion. Koerber said the baby was conceived in February. . The bearded, shaggy-haired Koerber stood vigil yesterday at a Knoxville clinic to see if his girlfriend reported. But Koerber, accompanied by two sheriff's deputies, was asked to leave by a nurse-practitioner at the Center for Reproductive Health. MISS RICHARDSON did not show up at the clinic for her 9 a.m. appointment "I believe in my heart that we're involved with a separate human life. I believe I have the right to interfere for the safety of my child rather than not interfere for the sake of someone's convenience for nine months," said Koerber. "A father's genetic interest begins at the moment of conception," he said. "WE FEEL THE father has a common law right to decide if the life of his child should be snuffed out." said Maryville attorney Eugene Dixon"This case will test the father's rights." The attorney said he believes the father has the right to force the woman to have the child if he intends to assume complete parental responsibility. Dixon said his client is willing to assume that responsibility. "I will nurture, take care of, and protect my child. I don't have a choice this is what I have to do," he said. . - . s " ing agency established here by Graham. Mostly its programs have been related to country music, but it has produced and distributed a wide variety of programs, ranging from popular music to public affairs. ' Show Biz, once called "the Genr eral Motors of country music syndication" by TV Guide, has worked (Turn to Page 13. Column 1) ' Bell Seeking $53 an Houri Installing Feel By ALAN HALL : South Central Bell, in its $133 . million rate increase proposal yes-: . terday, asked that telephone instal-'. lation charges be based on hourly ; rates "just like plumbers and elec-I -: tricians." :: But after saying the installers-: should be paid like plumbers and electricians, the communications giant said Bell should charge $53.65 for the first hour of work an amount 46 higher than the average local plumber charges and 61 higher than some of the highest paid electricians. THE RATE HIKE request for- . mally announced by Bell yesterday, is the largest rate increase ever re-', quested by a Tennessee utility-company, said Tennessee Public-Service Commission Chairman. approval by directors of each company, Multimedia owner of one of the country's major chains of newspapers and TV and radio stations will pay $4.4 million for the company started in 1966 by W.S. (Bill) Graham. AMONG ITS holdings, Multimedia owns the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle and its satellite papers in the Midstate; the Nashville suburban newspapers, and the Nashville Record, a newspaper for the legal profession. The acquisition, subject also to execution of a final agreement, will be from the three Show Biz stockholders, Graham, J.R. Dunlap and Elise Stewart They and all other personnel will remain with the company, Graham becoming a consultant, Dunlap continuing as president and becoming chief executive officer, and Elise Stewart continuing as executive vice president. THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Wilson C. Wearn, chairman of Multimedia, said the purchase of Show Biz will bring a program inventory of more than 2,400 TV programs under the Multimedia umbrella starring top talent in the business. Walter E. Bartlett, Multimedia president commented: "With this acquisition added to our company's existing roster of syndicated television shows, Multimedia will now be the largest producer and distributor of countrywestern syndicated programming for television in the United States." SHOW BIZ WAS an outgrowth of the production arm of an advertis By ALBERT CASON Tennessean Business News Editor Nashville's Show Biz Inc., among the nation's largest producers and syndicators of country music television programs, will be acquired by Multimedia Inc., creating the nation's largest countrywestern TV syndicator. Under an agreement in principle announced yesterday, subject to TSU Alumni Ask Faculty Talk Probe By SAUNDRA IVEY Irate alumni of Tennessee State University have called for an investigation into circumstances surrounding criticisms of TSU made by faculty members preparing to file a suit charging resegre-gation there. The president of TSITs Washington, D.C., alumni chapter has asked President Frederick Humphries to investigate the data on which those faculty members based their "insidious statements," while alumni attending a regional meeting here Saturday decided to pursue legal action if the professors do not document or withdraw their charges. "WE FIND IT highly repulsive and degrading for faculty personnel who are paid to instruct, instill and inspire to actively solicit support from faculty and students to 'S'Turn to Page 12. Column 1) James Earl Koerber Jr. Stands Vigil "I will nurture. ..and protect my child" Koerber said he believes he has a good chance of winning his case. THE SUPREME Court in Wade vs. Roe in 1973 admitted they could not resolve the question of when life begins," he said. "It has since admitted that (the justices) failed to consider the rights of the father in abortion laws." - University of Tennessee law professor Joseph G. Cook said he questioned the constitutionality of the restraining order. "My best guess is that it's unconstitutional. If she wishes to have an abortion, she can't be stopped by her boyfriend," Cooke said. "WE ARE GOING to be saying that all the other cases do not apply because they have not dealt with the right of the father," Dixon said. Miss Richardson could not be reached for comment 4 K (Turn to Page 13, Column 1) T" T

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