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Rochester, New York
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Wednesday, June 27, 1990
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r 7 7 IK OUR TOWNS f -U y DAYS OF PARTLY SOY HIGH ABOUT 80 DETAILS ON 8A fJO HOTIFICATIOH Monroe legislators block parental notification law Local I IB Tom Cruise, Robert Duvali roar through '2 film People iC A firsthand look at what puts your neighborhood in the news 1 METRO EDITION enteral & ROCHESTER, N.Y. 35 CENTS NEWSSTAND La. Senate passes tough abortion bill The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. The Louisi ana Senate, hoping to overturn the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision, approved an abortion bill yesterday that prohibits abortion even in cases of rape and incest The bill, passed by the House last week, would send doctors who perform abortions to prison for 10 years of hard labor. It would be the toughest state abortion law in the country. The House will get the bill again, pos sibly as early as today, to vote on amendments the Senate added to clarify that abortion would be allowed to save the life of the mother. ! Gov. Buddy Roemer has promised to : veto the bill in its present form. Stormie Jones has hepatitis, listed in serious Condition The Associated Press PITTSBURGH Transplant recipi ent Stormie Jones developed hepatitis in her second transplanted liver and was in serious condition yesterday, doctors at Children's Hospital said. The 13-year-old girl flew here from her home in White Settlement, Texas, on Saturday to be tested after experienc ing fatigue and a change in her liver enyzyme levels. Stormie made medical history in 1984 when she became the world's first heart- liver transplant recipient. Hepatitis damaged Stormie's first transplanted liver, which was removed in i ebruary and replaced. State imposes 45 mph limit - on Conesus Lake boaters Gannett News Service - ' ALBANY Boats are getting faster and louder, so the guardians of New York's waterways are getting tougher. Yesterday, lawmakers gave final ap proval to a bill imposing a 45 mph speed limit on Conesus Lake south of Rochester. And the state's chief boating law administrator said the crackdown is far from over. "It's only a matter of time before we begin seeing (speed limits) on almost all lakes," said Nelson Potter, director of marine and recreation vehicles for the state park system. The Conesus Lake bill, which goes to Gov. Mario Cuomo for his expected approval, additionally sets a 25 mph speed limit on nighttime boating, and a 5 mph limit on boats within 200 feet of shore or other crafts or objects. Violators may be fined as much as $250, although the law does not apply to boaters in a race or regatta permitted by local authorities. The 5 mph limit also does not apply to water skiing. QUOTE OF THE DAY 1 It was worse than if he was dead.' Jeno Horvath, who spent three years searching for his son. Story on 1A. TOP LOCAL HEWS Challenges wort: Nearly 90 percent of owners who have challenged Rochester's 1990 reassessment figures have been given reductions. 1B Helping nurses: Two local researchers are trying to make nursing a more appealing profession. 1B Guftty: Anti-abortion activist Gerald Crawford is found guilty of trespassing and obstruction charges. 1B Were Wings robbed?: Would a disputed call on a fly ball have helped the Red Wings? Maybe. The Omaha Royals won, 4-1, at Silver Stadium. 1D Ready for action: The Rochester Finger Lakes Film & Video Office wants to become a multimillion-dollar production. 10D 1HSIDE BUSINESS 100 6A EDITORIALS CLASSIFIED 4C 6B MOVIES COLUMNISTS 3C 8A N.Y. LOTTERY COMICS 5B 1D SPORTS DEATHS 4B 2C TELEVISION iji fill 18622 00021 e Copyright. 1990 Gannett Rochester Newspapers Five news sections 158th year Tih)ow(i odd $WM Armored car robbed in Henrietta when guards stop for sandwich By Steve Mills Democrat and Chronicle A pair of armored car guards who stopped to buy a $3 submarine sandwich early yesterday morning were robbed at gunpoint of $10.8 million in the largest armored car heist in U.S. history. Monroe County sheriffs officials said at least one man commandeered the truck outside a Henrietta convenience store shortly after 7 a.m. by shoving the barrel of a shotgun through the vehicle's cabside metal gun port. The second employee was captured as she exited the store. The gunman then directed the driver to a weedy field off Bailey Road less than a mile away, where more than 1,500 to 1,700 pounds of cash and coins were moved to another vehicle and the two employees were blindfolded with tape, bound, gagged and abandoned, officials said. Investigators said they were uncertain how many people were involved in the robbery, but suggested that the precision and speed with which it was carried out called for at least two people. Moving the money, largely cash from local banks bound for the Federal Reserve office in Buffalo, was in itself a formidable task, officials said. Sheriffs officials said they had no suspects in the robbery, but they were searching for a gray van, presumably operated by an accomplice, that might have been used to carry the money after the robbery. Investigators said they stopped one gray van during the day but it appeared to have no connection to the robbery. The driver and guard, who were employed by the Armored Motor Service of America Inc., the East Rochester firm that owned and operated the truck, were interviewed throughout the day. They were given polygraph tests before being released last night. They told investigators they freed themselves 15 minutes after being abandoned and returned to the company terminal to report the robbery. Neither was injured. Sheriff Andrew P. Meloni would not comment on the possibility that the driver and guard, whom he and company officials TURN TO PAGE 4A i White trie guard was in the : : store an armed man took control of the truck. When the guard returned she also was abducted. $10.8 million taken in armored truck heist S Armored trucK stopped alongside the road at the ,;. Bl Rite Market, where one of the two guards left the truck for a submarine sandwich, Two sales clerks and two customers were at the store during n ii v.v.,y Meadow Dr. " S I' I 3 I Valley View Dr. Greater , Rochester lnternattortj. ttirpon Rochester N a The two were forced to drive to a wooded area north of Bailey Road where the gunman was toned by one or River -M Brighton y (39)' M Bailey Rd7 lQp ( Henrietta ) )$ 1f flr 1 mile area , , v -" J 1 The guards were blind 1 N 1 m ', ; pi " folded with tape and hi had their wrists bound. The money was transferred ; to another vehicle, possibly a gray van. Bailey Road Scale approximate Democrat ana Cnroniaa i) jij i M"v"j'w j'Maff'wpwwijwvwwJtWMiMHMMWWMwVjvMlfflf lw i t . 1 ZjZ ww" s; 1 1 - 1 H ' J" ' fr&tam-..... TOP U.S. ARUORED CAR Finn nODDEMES Burr Lewia Democrat and Cnromcle Two employees guard armored truck that was robbed yesterday. Dec. 12, 1982: Two men break Into the ' Sentry Armored Car Courier Co. office in New York City, $11 million disappears; some may have been embezzled earlier. April 19, 1985: Gunmen get $7.9 million from Wells Fargo in New York City. Sept. 12, 1983: $7 million is taken from Hartford, Conn., Wells Fargo office. Nov. 24, 1983: Two armed men hold up a Wells Fargo armored car In Memphis, Tenn., stealing $6.4$ million. Oct. 20, 1974: $4.3 million is stolen from Purolator Inc. building In Chicago. a July 19, 1984: Members of the neo-Nazi group The Order steal $3.6 million from a Brinks armored car near Uklah, Calif. Dec. 19, 1978: Thieves steal $2.25 million from Wells Fargo truck on Staten Island. 1972 holdup never solved By Emil Venere Democrat and Chronicle News of yesterday's record-breaking armored-car heist brought back sour memories for police who investigated the local robbery it eclipsed. "I can sympathize with the investigators because I know how frustrated we were," said James J. Cavoti, who was a key investigator in what, until yesterday, had been the area's highest-stakes armored-car robbery the one that was never solved. On March 9, 1972, two men snatched about $837,000 from an armored truck parked outside Eastman Kodak Co.'s Hawkeye plant on St. Paul Street. The robbers, nicknamed "The Hawkeye Two," TURN TO PAGE 4A Greece father takes back son from former wife Joshua Horvath lived on the run for three years. He moved from place to place and state to state even venturing to Mexico while worrying he would be tracked down and thrown into jail. When he was found last week m Texas, he was staying in a run-down house trailer and claimed he was studying to become a preacher. Joshua is 9 years old. Now he is back in Greece with his father, Jeno Horvath, who is worried that the woman who took Joshua for three years will try to get him back. She is Jeno Horvath s ex-wife Joshua s mother. "It was worse than if he was dead," said Horvath, who looked for his son the entire time Joshua was missing. "If he was dead, vou would mourn him, and then you would trv to bo on with vour life. There would always be a soft spot in your heart for him. But there would be something final about it But when he is missing, you don t have that luxury. You don't know how he's living or what he's doing. You wonder all the time." Jeno Horvath and his wife, Janet Horvath, divorced in 1985, three years after she was named Mrs. New York State. The divorce agreement gave her custody of Joshua and also required her to live within 50 miles of Rochester so her former husband could have visitation rights with their son. But in 1987, when Joshua was 6, his mother took him to Florida and refused to return. Jeno Horvath found, HMHMHMM to his dismay, that state and federal laws prohibiting parental kidnapping didn't apply in his case because his ex-wife had custody when she left He fought and eventually won custody rights from MICHAEL ZEIGLER " 1 u 1 w".3Wlwll 1 W4 ) u '."''if ! 1 "T"! TURN TO PAGE 8A Kartn BchMy Democrat and Chronicle Jeno Horvath and son, Joshua, in Greece yesterday. Mandela urges U.S. to continue sanction policy U.S. exhorted to join struggle against racism The Washington Post WASHINGTON Nelson Mandela, speaking to an enthralled joint session of Congress yesterday, urged the United States to join him in forming "a solid phalanx against racism" to "transform South Africa into a united, democratic and non-racial country." Describing the effort to "expunge apartheid racism" from South Africa as a continuing struggle now at a critical stage, Mandela appealed to Congress to keep in place economic sanctions against Pretoria and to send the African National Congress financial assistance. In a later interview with The Washington Post, Mandela said sanctions could be lifted if "mutual confidence" and significant progress were achieved in negotiations between the South African government and the anti-apartheid movement "We would be fools to believe that the road ahead of us is without major hurdles," the ANC deputy president told the joint session. "Too many among our white compatriots are steeped in the ideology of racism to admit easily that change must come." But in remarks that underscored the candor that has marked his U.S. tour, Mandela warned the drive for liberty in his homeland may require further armed struggle and government intervention in some sectors of the South African economy. Responding to those who have called on TURN TO PAGE 8A 'Read my lips' promise ends; Bush wants taxes Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press WASHINGTON President Bush, formally abandoning the central pledge of his 1988 presidential campaign, declared yesterday that preserving a healthy economy will require new taxes. "It is clear to me that both the size of the deficit problem and the need for a package that can be enacted require" a series of measures including "tax revenue increases" as well as spending cuts, Bush said in a written statement after a breakfast meeting with congressional leaders of both parties. He mentioned the possibility of trimming "entitlement and mandatory" spending programs Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs. With his statement Bush abandoned his campaign pledge "Read my lips, no new taxes" and opened the door to a "grand compromise" with Congress that could narrow or even close the federal deficit Bush's budget director, Richard G. Darman, has been advocating such a compromise almost since the day Bush took office. At the same time, however, Bush may have sparked a full-scale revolt among GOP conservatives, many of whom believe higher taxes are far worse for the country than continued deficits. He may also have given up what many strategists see as the party's most important issue low taxes. Democrats welcomed Bush's new stance. "We hope this is not going to be the subject of a political campaign effort," said House Speaker Thomas Foley, D-Wash. TURN TO PAGE 8A rr

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