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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 18

Des Moines, Iowa
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Thursday, July 18, 1991
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18ATHE DES MOINES REGISTER II Thursday, July 18, 1991 Enjoy the finer points of downtown. If you crave Italian, Mexican, Greek, Oriental, nouvelle cuisine...or good ol' home cooking, satisfy your appetite downtown! The hors d'oeuvres are delectable, the beverages ambrosial and the main courses exquisite. The problem? Choosing from the mouth-watering array of fine dining! Parking is free at meters and city ramps on weekends, and at meters on weekdays after 6 p.m. For more information, call the Downtown Des Moines, Inc Hotline at 286-4921. And help yourself to downtown! DOWTOWN DES MOINES mail Copyright 1991 Downtown Des Moines, Inc. Gosch: Pedophile ring took Johnny 1 mm Continued from Page One ball criminals who don't want to be caught and won't stop at anything to remain free," she said. "I have not slept since I have heard some details this week." One theory about the fate of her son, she said, is that he may have been forced into recruiting other children into pornography. Gosch did not identify any of the four, including the local man. She said he invited the others to the Des Moines area and arranged a meeting at a motel before the abduction Sept. 5, 1982. Large sums of money are believed to have been exchanged, she said. Gosch said the identities of all but one of the four, a man who doesn't live in Iowa, are known. She said she and an investigator, Roy Stephens of Omaha, have been supplying information to West Des Moines police. Stephens provided information to police in Norfolk, Neb., last year that helped them crack the kidnapping of Jill Cutshall Aug. 13, 1987. David ;.-3' 5; :r .7 : J Noreen Gosch "Dealing with hardball criminals" Phelps, a native of Perry, was arrested and convicted of that kidnapping. Cutshall hasn't been found. Sources close to the Gosch case said the information about the four ; 250 Name J I jj I , jh 60,000 SWflEiWE CLEMIICE olrfr mm 13 VISA PIDGEON'S BLOWS A WA YHIGH CARPET PRICES!! 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MASTERCARD . ONE STOP SHOPPING FURNITURE . CARPET . APPl tKirF . tu 280-1000 men was obtained by Stephens from a former prison inmate in Lincoln, Neb., who claimed to know about the ring. Stephens has told the family, sources say, that the ex-inmate identified the Des Moines "contact" from a photograph. The suspected contact, said Gosch, has been under suspicion by the family for some time. "From what we know of this informant, he has credibility," she said Gosch said the recent information appears to fit in with other details the family has gathered through the years. Gosch said Stephens told her the same ring may be involved in other kidnappings in the region, including the suspected abduction of Des Moines Register carrier Eugene Martin, 13, in south Des Moines in 1984, and more recently, that of Jacob Wet-terling in St. Joseph, Minn. Talk Show Comments ' She said comments Wednesday on a WHO radio talk show about the informant were "unfortunate and may have destroyed all that we have worked toward." : "We were not ready with this. It's way too early. We have so many other things that we have to do," she said. Several breaks have emerged in the cases of the two carriers, who were both delivering the Des Moines Sunday Register. But all of the leads have uncovered no information as to what happened to the youngsters, i Despite a search that included the FBI, state and local police, and tens of thousands of handbills posted across the country, no information has been uncovered to indicate what happened to the two or whether, the cases are connected. .,. Senators vote a pay raiso for thomsolvos Continued from Page One whose terms expire in January 1993 Alan Cranston, D-Calif., and Jake Garn, R-Utah voted for the raise?. House Vote in 1989 The House voted itself the boost two years ago, most of it taking effect this January, in exchange for giving up honoraria. Senators are limited to $23,068 in honoraria. , The pay raise provision was sprung as an amendment to a House-passed bill, later passed by voice vote in the Senate, providing $2.3 billion to run Congress next year. m The raise would become effective immediately when President Bush signs the bill after House and Senate negotiators work out compromises - Neither house ever disturbs pay arrangements for the other, so the Senate pay raise is certain to survive the negotiations. ..; The chief sponsor of the pay raise, Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., argued, "It is demeaning to the United States Senate to be a second-class body." Less Than Half Byrd acknowledged that most Americans make less than half what a senator is now paid and oppose raising lawmakers' salaries. ,i "Yet this ... is the most important board of directors of any business in the world," he said. "How does it enhance good government to make service in the Senate a luxury which only the wealthy can afford?" , . Senate vote OKs abortion counseling Continued from Page One i amendment that would have taken the counseling of pregnant women out of federally funded family planning clinics, but permitted referrals to hospitals and health centers that provide abortion as one of several options. That amendment was rejected, 64-35. Abortion rights advocates would need 67 votes to override a vo-to in the Senate. M Sen. John Chaf ee, R-R.L, sponsor of the bill to overturn the counseling ban, said it would allow discussion of the abortion option, along with keeping the baby or putting it up for adoption. Clinics or counselors with religious or moral objections to abortion could choose not to discuss it, provided that they referred a woman to a facility that did. The Chafee bill's companion in the House has been bottled up in a subcommittee for weeks. f The counseling ban may reach Bush's desk as part of a $204 billion bill to pay for the government's social programs. A clause in the bill forbids the administration from spending money to enforce the counseling ban. The House has passed the spending bill 353-74, without taking a separate vote on abortion counseling. In the Senate, a bill with a similar provision has been cleared for a floor vote. " 1 Bush has threatened to veto the spending bill over the abortion counseling issue, but some abortion rights advocates believe chances of overriding a veto are much better on that bill than on Chafee's. !1

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