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Chance of . showers HIGH 97 LOW 78 Page B8 Tips for f The mystique fighting - ? 1 of stocks that ,1 . . 1 It 5)1 ; JZ L ' i -i in rni-niiiniiini hi What's next after lockout? Expanded coverage Final Edition r Ammma Eepumjc Copyright 1995, The Arizona Republic 50; Saturday, September 16, 1995 Phoenix, Arizona 106th year, No. 121 Jeanne Tovrea , The widow of livestock heir Ed Tovrea was gunned down April 1, 1988, in what was described as a possible burglary of her posh home in Phoenix. TOVREA: From waitress to socialite. A27 Ahwatukee man held in '88 Tovrea slaying Suspect was questioned just after shooting By Brent Whiting and Jim Walsh Staff writers An arrest was announced Friday in the murder of Phoenix socialite Jeanne Tovrea, whose slaying had stumped authorities for more than seven years. James Cornel Harrod, 42, an Ahwatukee man who was questioned shortly after Tovrea's slaying in 1988, was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and burglary. Harrod, known by his neighbors as "Butch," was described by them as a macho man with a penchant for telling tall tales of his war exploits that would leave his listeners scratching their heads. Harrod, described in divorce papers as a "consultant," is being held without bail in a Maricopa County jail. On Friday, he declined media requests for a jailhouse interview. The criminal charges, which were filed Thursday in an east Phoenix Justice Court, accuse Harrod of carrying out the slaying "either alone or with one or more other persons." See ARREST, page A26 . ...... v t ' t ' AH & ; James Cornel Harrod Has been charged with first-degree murder and burglary. Just passing through '' t-4 tt ' ' I """V -Tn-rWIfST' Shaun ZimmermanJefferson City News and Tribune It's a good news-bad news kind of thing for Eula Hutchison. Unfortunately, she has a pretty big hole in her Jefferson City, Mo., garage after driving her car forward instead of backing out. Luckily, though, the car stopped halfway out Thursday, and Hutchison wasn't hurt. "I thought I was a goner," the 89-year-old said after being extricated from the car. "And I would have been, but when it hit the wall, it (the car) died." FBI role in Weaver trial is faulted By Marcy Gordon The Associated Press WASHINGTON The former federal prosecutor who brought murder charges against white separatist Randy Weaver told senators Friday that the FBI refused to cooperate with him and may have contributed to Weaver's acquittal. The sharp criticism from Maurice Ellsworth, the former U.S. attorney for Idaho, came after two deputy U.S. marshals involved in a 1992 shootout at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, testified that they believe that Weaver accidentally shot and killed his own son, though Weaver says he never fired his gun. Also killed in that shootout was Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan. Weaver's wife was killed by an FBI sniper the next day. Ellsworth's office prosecuted Weaver and family friend Kevin Harris in 1993 on charges of murdering Degan. They were acquitted. From the outset of the case, Ellsworth testified, "There was a total lack of cooperation from the FBI." "We never had . . . complete access to all the files in this case," he told the See FBI ROLE, page A8 Freedom fiesta V, V, . ; . v, P V v 4 . V J 'A. -'ty i V 'I" it 1 V A Mona ReederStaff photographer Members of Ballet Folklorico Toteohthi perform at a Grito, or Cry of Independence, that traditionally is celebrated on the eve of Mexico's Independence Day. The dancers were performing Friday at the Phoenix City Hall Atrium. Mexican-Americans this weekend are marking Mexico's 1821 independence from Spain with fiestas throughout the Valley. In Mexico, however, the holiday has been tempered by an economic crisis. Related story, A23. Study links pre-term births to work stress By Paul Recer The Associated Press WASHINGTON Job stress, noise, long periods of standing and work weeks of more than 40 hours all steeply increase the risk oi pregnant women giving birth to premature babies, a study finds. Researchers examined the pregnancy outcomes for 1,470 nurses and found that those who worked around roaring machines, stood for hours while caring for patients or who worked unusually long and irregular schedules were 70 to 80 percent more likely to deliver premature, underweight babies. For women who had a history of premature births, the risk increased by 10 times, said Dr. Timothy R.B. Johnson, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and senior author of the study. He said women who have had a previous preterm delivery "should seriously consider whether they want to work at all." A report on the study was published Friday in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study compared the pregnancies of nurses who worked at sitting jobs in relatively quiet , surroundings with nurses who worked in jobs with high levels of standing, lifting, stress and noise. Johnson said nurses were used in the study See WORK STRESS, page A26 MM' I V: . t V i--' '.-'if. VI r , " . . r "V .1"! (--' 1 Landmark manifesto for women is passed Greg Baker The Associated Press Gertrude Mongella (right center) of the World Congress on Women embraces a friend in Beijing. "March on," she urged conferees Friday. U.N. paper raises hopes around globe Republic Wire Services BEIJING The tiring debates and late-night negotiations over, delegates from 189 countries approved a landmark manifesto on women Friday, a document that stirred an unprecedented amount of protest, but also raises hopes for half the world's population. The 149-page document passed at the U.N. Fourth World Congress on Women goes far beyond any previous global pronouncements on women, affirming their right to decide everything regarding their sexuality. In its broadest interpretation, this would range from such issues as date rape in the United States to forced abortions in China. For the first time in a U.N. document, the work of women and men has been given equal value, while countries have pledged, if only vaguely, to come up with money to pay for programs for women. Delegates hugged and wept as the gathering adjourned. The two-week conference of 5,000 delegates created a sense of solidarity about the need to better See MANIFESTO, page A25 Inside Serbs move weapons threatening Sarajevo See Page A 18; Thatcher is gripped by fear after murder Officer: Perpetrator 'couldn't be human' By Mark Shaffer Staff Writer THATCHER This Mormon farming community has always been the kind of place where porch lights have been left on and doors left unlocked for kinfolk. But now, those lights are left on all night out of fear. And that's the least of the security measures taken by many women in the aftermath of the most vicious crime since settlers came here to cultivate the Gila River Valley in the 1880s. In the wee hours of July 9, Mary Ann Holmes, 29, a single mother of two small daughters, was killed in the bedroom of her pioneer adobe-style home in a quiet area of large pecan and cottonwood trees on Church Street. For the record, Thatcher police said Holmes died of "trauma to the head from several chopping-like blows by a large knife or hatchet." Then, other details began to surface, neighbors said. Holmes' nude body had been bound. She also had been sexually mutilated. Police won't comment on the rumors, but Thatcher police Sgt. Gary Cleland said, "Whoever did this couldn't be human." In the two months since the crime, a virtual paralysis has gripped women of See THATCHER, page A22 Astrology ' F6 Az Home AH1 Bridge E6 Business Dl Chuckle A2 Classified CL1 Comics D9, CL39 Dear Abby L6 Dr. Gott E6 Editorial B6 Life El Obituaries CL42 Prayer A 2 Puzzles E6 Religion . E4 Sports CI Television E7, 8 Weather B8 Wheels CL1 - i o ' "jT iif i'i fO DAILY t-. npiiiiiiiiiii.m.i .n.i.iti.- (

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