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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa • Page 16

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I I I I P' Ij, I 4M THE PES MOINES REGISTER Wednesday. February 13, 1991 i4ij0taykijlB Surrogate mom charged in domestic assault case D.M. private Soda files for investigator bankruptcy Study to focus on farmers' cancer deaths 1 Military muxoun drive underway A drive to raise $4.5 million for an Iowa military museum gets under way today. The Iowa Gold Star Museum will depict the history of Iowans in all branches of military service from the state's beginning as a territory through Operation Desert Storm, said Lt. Col. Robert King, the Iowa National Guard's public affairs officer. The museum, which is federally approved but which will be built completely with private donations, will contain a state military library, an auditorium-classroom and displays of Iowa military history. The museum also will have video links to schools across the state. Displays on the state's militia and the Iowa State Patrol also will be included in the project. Those wishing to give to the project may mail contributions to the Memorial Association, P.O. Box 303, Johnston, la. 50131. attorney representing the Rejuans. King, who gave birth to the child she named Andrew in November in Denison, signed an agreement giving the Rejuans consent to adopt the boy but later changed her mind. She has asked the court to declare the document invalid A Crawford County Judge has issued an injunction barring the Rejuans, who are Israeli citizens, from taking the baby out of the United States until legal matters are settled. King, who lives with her husband and two young children, was arrested Friday after her husband appeared at the police department and accused her of assaulting him, officials said. Kenneth King suffered minor injuries, said Sgt. Allan Regaller. Kathleen King was booked into jail and released on $240 bond, said Regaller. She pleaded guilty to the assault charge Tuesday morning and was fined $62, court officials said. By FRANK SANTIAGO Rootttor SUM WriNr Des Moines private investigator Sam Soda, onetime candidate for mayor and campaigner against child pornography, has filed for bankruptcy to liquidate his firm. In documents with the U.S. bankruptcy court. Soda said Central States Investigations Ltd. had debts of 226,187 and assets of $67,600. The firm Soda had operated mostly by himself at 1 123 Army Post Road is no longer in business. Soda is seeking a Chapter 7 or "straight" bankruptcy. He has listed among Central State's debts $30,000 in federal taxes and noted that the Internal Revenue Service is conducting an audit Other liabilities, according to court documents, include $79,362 for computer equipment and real estate owed to First National Bank of West Des Moines, and $25,800 in accounting services billed by Coco Ermels, a West Des Moines firm. Soda said assets included a home at 805 S.W. Pleasant View, which he said has a value of $38,000, and $24,200 in office and computer equipment Soda said Tuesday he was no longer a private investigator and the bankruptcy was brought on by "a lousy economy." "I've decided to change careers. I haven't found anything yet that I like, but I might get into security consulting work. I've had good offers and By TOM CARNEY ItMtftar Staff WrUw Eleven rural hospitals affiliated with Des Moines' Mercy Hospital Medical Center will embark on a study next year to determine why more farmers die of some types of cancers. A 1980 University of Iowa study found that farmers die of lip cancer 2.06 times more often than people in other occupations; of multiple malignant bone marrow tumors 1.47 times more often; of prostate cancer 1.41 times more often; of leukemia and stomach cancers 1.35 times more often and of non-Hodgkin's tumors of the lymph and tissue 1.29 times more often. There is no evidence the incidence of these or other cancers is higher among farmers, Just that they more often die of them. Causes of the higher mortality are unknown, but project supervisor Kathy Comito speculated that it's because farmers lack access to health care, have atti tudes that keep them from seeking treatment or that they lack money for treatment The Mercy study, with a $741,437 grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, will include interviews this summer with 17 families in each of 35 central and southern Iowa counties in the hospitals' areas to determine what barriers to treatment exist, she said. The of I and Iowa State Universi ty will also participate in the study. The 11 hospitals affiliated with Mercy are Wayne County in Corydon; Ringgold County in Mount Ayr; St. Anthony Regional in Carroll; St. Joseph-Mercy in Centerville; Adair County in Greenfield; Hamilton County in Webster City, Story County in Nevada; Davis County in Bloom-field; Audubon County in Audubon; Monroe County in Albia and Manning General in Manning. Sam Soda "Lousy economy" I've got 12 years of experience," he said. Soda, who remains as a member of the Plan and Zoning Commission, led Stolen Children Are Reported Every Day, an anti-smut group that campaigned against child pornography. SCARED was organized shortly after newspaper carrier Eugene Martin, 13, was abducted in 1984 while delivering the Sunday Des Moines Register. Soda and others contended that Martin's disappearance, and the disappearance of newspaper carrier Johnny Gosch in 1982, may have been the work of child pornographers. Authorities have been unable to establish what happened to the youngsters or if the two kidnappings are related. Soda announced in 1985 he was no longer giving lectures on behalf of SCARED, and the organization disbanded. He said the group had fulfilled its mission by alerting the public to child pornography and abuse. i in ii. ikiiJkki mm mini i investigated ter last month after a Scout investigating committee was convened to look into allegations parents had made about the party, said Pat Palmer of Rockwell City, a member of the troop's advisory committee. Palmer said parents who claim their children were served beer at a party in November met with Wiechmann on Jan. 16. Palmer said he did not know how many youths were believed to have attended the party. In an interview, Wiechmann said the accusations are false. "That's not true," he said. "There was no party I was throwing." The three-member troop investigating committee voted to suspend Wiechmann until an investigation was finished, Palmer said. Wiechmann resigned several days later. By CYNTHIA HUBERT Rtfttfvr Staff Wrttat A Denison woman who is fighting a legal battle to regain custody of a child she bore under a surrogate agreement was arrested on domestic assault charges last week. Kathleen King, 28, spent several hours in Jail after her husband, Kenneth, complained that she "hit him about the face," police said. Meanwhile, Florida authorities apparently have been unable to locate the couple who paid King to bear them a child, court documents show. Crawford County court documents show that officials made an unsuccessful attempt last week to serve the couple, Anet and Shlomo Rejuan, papers pertaining to the custody case. King had expressed fear that the couple, who reportedly live in Plantation, would flee to their native Israel with the baby. Neither of the two lawyers working on behalf of King returned a reporter's phone calls Tuesday, nor did the Ex-scoutmaster By JEFFREY BRUNER RiBtitar Staff Wrttaf A longtime Hampton scoutmaster with a knack for producing Eagle Scouts has been questioned by Hamp ton police about allegations that he served beer to Boy Scouts. Franklin County Attorney James Drew said the results of the investigation of Daniel Wiechmann, a lawyer who had headed Troop 120 since 1975, had been turned over to Butler County Attorney Greg Lievens, who has been asked to decide whether to file any charges. "All this is thus far is mere allegations," Drew said. "As to whether it happened or not we don't know and that's why it's being looked into." Wiechmann resigned as scoutmas BALLOON 1 Hampton DES MOINES; A MiltT'jOO SINGLE Yf 1 Fr yur convenience, we offer deliveiy in -1 hl fityTI Des Moines and its suburbs. Order early to 1 J7y lUl avoid the rush! I i i URSANDALE SOUTHRrDGE ff .1 8601 DOUGLAS HUE. ARMY POST RO. jf (J fP'OlInW' L.wJUWJ 283-8464-w, ii VT4 V. -WESTDCS MOINES TVESTOESMOINtS J'Ji JJTKW iSTSl 'Ki 1 1990 GRAND AVE. 17C035THST, tjk vUf T1Tlfp i OrS MOINES fCSMOINCS yfS'j it 1 2700 INGCRSOU AVE. I3C0SE. PARK AVE. iff tV 2U446 Vf jymTU01 'ItAIES y' I DESMCINES ANKENY 5 fiY iStZ: f57l 3330 HARDING RD. 4 801 S. ANKENY8LVD. if 2-ei--WSiV 1 'WP S- 1 4 WSVVM Ounce of crack, $1,200 cash seized in raid; 4 arrested Four people were arrested and about an ounce of crack cocaine was seized in a raid of an apartment at 1030 17th St. Tuesday afternoon, police said. Alphonso Berry, 19, and James M. Waters, 20, both of whom listed Kansas City addresses, were charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver. Both were being held in the city jail under $30,000 bonds. Also arrested were two girls, ages 17 and 14, police said. The 14-year-old, who had an outstanding warrant charging her with the theft of some clothing and failure to appear for a hearing on the charge, was taken to the Polk County juvenile detention facility. The 17-year-old, who was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to deliver, was released to her mother. Police would not release the names of either girl because they are juveniles. A police search of the apartment discovered 27 grams of crack cocaine with an estimated value of about $2,700. Police also seized about $1,200 In cash. Employees at ISU who made $35,000 Here is a list of employees of Iowa State University who were paid $35,000 or more during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1 990. Unless noted otherwise, the employees live in Ames. The Information comes from the STATE SAURIES One in a series. annual employee salary book issued recently by the state. Nta I. Hirl, 1102.000; Bruct N. HirmM, Iff DtvM Piri Himw, M2.M4; fUubtlh W. Hirrtun, Vinton, Wwwhr Jm HarrM. ilwtod Ry Hrt, Thwrat M. Htrttf, Dm MoMtt, I4I.0M; Hurt Hmrv Hut-men, Pul A. Hiflman, Ratecca A. Harlnwn, NUM It HtrtwK, Rttart R. Htrvv, DvM A. Hrv, 1104,444, Rktar I. HttbrMk, J55.I40; Rbrt Jmi Mitl, 139, Vi; Mirwin M. Hiumhi, Ml, 235; Jhn P. HaiKk, Boon, Mm M. Huc4mt Vornto I. HotMt, Rm M. Ht, U4.3O0; Ulcturd M. Mi, PNR 8. Hay. don, Mom Hovonw, Doimot Jomot Ham, JoM M. Havn, JoMah 1 Naynm, Kurt Rokort HartMrt, Alan J. Hockonbach, M4.57I; Howard C. Hoomttra, Murrav Wavnt Hofttv, Rlcnard D. Hoooon, Small M. Hoaland, 144.925; Donald Holm, Komoth A. Hoknov Madrid, CMr I. Ham, Watorloo, iMrloy Slain Hold, John WMom Hoknutti, rodorkk Homorouoh, Dovotai C. Hondorton, Adtl, Br R. Hondorun, Suianno HondrlcB, Donold P. Hondrfckt, Rkhord Hondrlcliun, Aloiondor Honaln, Marlboth Honnoy, StanJov I Honnln, kvln R. Hontiol, t. Clayton Mormon, Paid Jacob Hormom, JOMsn A. Morrl, Rldiord L. Horrmlodl, Stovon M. Hormttadl, 444, 10; Joan Imtv Horwl, Dovld Hoiunan, Sooncor, 434,440, Da-vtd D. Hoymonn, Poul J. HovHni Jr, Su-porlor, 444,324, Roy Don Hick man, 177,733, KatMoon K. Hlckok, 440.431, Hi In lobar, Gary Lynn HWiWioo, John Will Haoi, Ogdon, Howard HW, Cam-brlde, Jamot ChrltHon Ha, John Hi, U0.000, John Hommkmon HI, Mnn 6. Hiknlond, Jomo P. HMiord. Rkhard 0. Hlndman, Maiwoll, Anno A. Hlnn, Wotl Dot Molnot, Pwd Normon Hku, LM 1 Hlr, T. Mr K. Hire, Dtytd P. HlrvoM, Prodrkk Hit, Ml -Mm Ho, 173,400, Co) B. Hoborl, Canton Hodoot, 441,341, Lauront Hadon, Wilm D. Hooflo, Jamot A. Hookilra, 444.203; Thomai AJon Hoomor, J. Motor, 431.45; Dad K. Htman. Lor-ramo J. HoHmon, 10.445; Mark Phir Holftnon. Richard J. Moth monn, Rick H. Hotmottor, Wotl Do AAolnot, 440, 590, Donold Hohtrand, Moton Cltv, 50.942; Morv Mown, 439.141, Row M. Mo(k, 495 400; Rrtc Ott HlDOrt, 444.000; Paknor J. HoMon, t45.94; OovM KormN Mokjor, 475.291; Pul W. HoBan kadi, Robort Hoik nor, yvotl Doi Molnot, Kathrvn M. Hoknborf, 439.143, John D-VM Hoknot, Mown City, Konnott Hottch-or, 150 000, Dorkj Holt, 172,272, John 0. Holt, WRH eoaroo Holt, Jomot A. Honor, 449,00, Mork Honoyman, 44,000, Richard B. Homatko. 453.700; Jm SMrkty Hood, lowo City, 440.044; Jomot Myron Hoovor, Raaort I. Hoovor, Stovon M. Hopkkn, Story City, 441,134, David L. Maooor, No-aoa, 6rdn Ctydo Mopoor, 450,555. THURSDAY: More salaries of Iowa State University employees. 4 students to discuss ixpiriincis at Cornell Th MOUNT VERNON IA Fnur members of the Cornell rniiPOA Black Awareness and Cultural Organization will five a nrptpntatinn Thursday at 11 a m. in King Chapel. orii ureer, vera Alien, Jan Reed and Trade Gibson will rlisrMiK their academic and non-academic experi ences as siuaenis at Cornell. VALENTINE LOVE ME TENDER BOUQUET SELECTED SPRING BULB PLANTS CARNATION BUD VASE CHILDREN'SSPECIAL CJ 71 C7i(fh MYLAE i ii 0

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