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3 MAR 10 1996 N Skating Is Hot In The Rep Unveiling Next season packs wallop EVERYDAY 9C NEWS ANALYSIS You Balance The Budget ib SPORTS McGee Decries Bad Attitudes iof STYLE PLUS Fashion Flash From Past is '"y - ! From I Cannibals ; ' ' . f to : Presidents TO f'. ' ', Painters: v V The Search For , ANTHONY HOPKINS T.LD Foer-newr y H SUNDAY. MARCH 10, 1996 J3L 3-STAR I 25 Taiwan Shows Spunk To China Missile Tests Provoke Little Outward Fear . By Jennifer Lin 1996, Knight-Ridder Newspapers KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan With Chinese test missiles landing just 30 miles off the coast of this busy port, , residents are responding to the mili- tary threat with a combination of bravado and steely resolve. c From fishermen on the wharf to ', shopkeepers downtown, people make . a point of not letting China's menacing show of military power intimidate them. Instead, they take their cue from , Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui, who held an exuberant pre-election ( rally Friday in Kaohsiung aimed at ' teen-agers. In a brief appearance at the laser show and concert, Lee never mentioned the missile tests. "We're not afraid," said Hong Ke-min, 44, who works at a Taoist shrine on a hillside overlooking Hsitzu Bay. "If we have to fight, we have to fight." The threat of armed conflict across the Taiwan Strait intensified Friday when China matched its war of words against Taiwanese independence with stepped-up military exercises. Following through on earlier warnings, the Chinese launched three missiles with dummy warheads into target areas off Taiwan early Friday in a See MISSILES, Page 4 INDEX Business 1-8E Classified 1G Commentary 3B Everyday 1-14C Movie Timetable 13C NationWorld 3A News Analysis 1B.4B Obituaries 10D St. Louis 1D Sports 1-14F Style Plus 1-4S Travel tjjT EDITORIAL PAGE Bob Dole's Next Challenge Stray Shots From Jefferson City 2B WEATHER A Little Warmer Tamil Heirs Ioom POST-DISPATCH WEATHERBIRD weu U.B f AT. Off, FORECAST Sunday Sunny with wind from the southwest at 7-14 mph. High 48. Mostly clear overnight. Low 34. Monday Sunny. High 59. Other Weather, 8B o" "09 189V 7 100' 111 3 No Will, No Way; Family Caught In Estate Battle tl V L.J 12 1 J 12 -u i Jim RackwitzPost-Dispatch Art Marler talks about his friend, Richard Saling, who died in 1994 and left a small fortune but no will. Since Saling's death, his relatives have been fighting over his estate in Bollinger County. Woman Says She Is Man's Long-Lost Daughter By Bill Smith Of the Post-Dispatch Staff MARBLE HILL, Mo. ART MARLER took the butt-end of a mop handle and jabbed at the soft Bollinger County earth, poking the wooden tip down into soil that once had been old Mac Saling's vegetable garden. "I'll bet you a dollar he's got something buried down there," said Marler, grinning and pinching a hand-rolled cigarette in the corner of his mouth. "And look over here," he said, aiming the mop at a stack of splintered wood. "Ain't no telling what's under that pile of stuff." His real name was Richard Saling, but people who knew him called him "Mac" or "Red." When he died sometime around Christmas 1994, he left behind 40 acres of timber and stickerweed, a $25,000 checking account, a collection of more than 100 shotguns and rifles, six Q ' h r .. ill '-r-H I I- iSEU.l W ii.nini ii.hi J fc Jim RackwitzPost-Dispatch Photos of Richard Saling and a young girl. Jackie Lee Makara says the photo is of her when she was 6 months old. Makara, now 49, says she is Saling's daughter. guitars, 18 pairs of brand-new overalls and thousands of dollars in cash hidden in and around the little" house where he had spent most of the past 40 years. In fact, they found a little bit of everything when they started poking through what was left from the old man's life. Everything except a will. In the year since his death, Saling's relatives have been locked in a battle for the disabled World War II veteran's estate, an estate that some say could approach a quarter of a million dollars. On one side are a group of cousins, most from Illinois, who believe they are legally entitled to Saling's money and his property, which sits off a bend of Route 34, just past the Gimlet Creek Bridge. On the other side is Jackie Lee Ma-See ESTATE, Page 6 Pacify Lime: Towns Crack Down On Teen Bashes By Carolyn Bower Of the Post-Dispatch Staff Party. The word goes out over the phone lines like wildfire. And several hundred youngsters show up at your house while you are out of town. Your child doesn't even know them all. They bring liquor and drugs. Someone punches a hole in a wall. Someone steals a piano bench. Someone walks through a plate-glass window. If that isn't enough, a couple of cities have adopted ordinances to make you pay. In Clayton and Creve Coeur, parents face fines of up to $500 for allowing an unsupervised party where those under 21 use alcohol or drugs. 4 How often high school seniors use drugs 10A Tips for parents supervising their children's social events 10A Creve Coeur adopted the ordinance this year; Clayton officials got one a year ago. The ordinances resulted from lobbying by area school officials, community leaders and parents. In Clayton, the ordinance became part of a larger community effort to deal with drug and alcohol abuse and to promote healthy behavior in children. Parents wanted to make it more inconvenient for their children to get alcohol and drugs, i, "We got tired of having the beer cans and other stuff on our lawns the next day," said Sue Powers, a Clayton resident who has six children. "And we got tired of feeling the fear every night when the kids walk out the door will they come back in one piece?" For decades, high school parties have been a rite of growing up. But in recent years some parties have got out of hand. The drink of choice is beer; the drug of choice is marijuana, although other liquor and drugs are available. Blythe Massey, 17, a student body secretary at Parkway Central High School, said: "I've been at parties where people got so drunk that they ruined something at the See PARTIES, Page 10 Dole's First Duty: Meal . lift Withiit The GOP Easing Voters' Fears May Be Big Challenge By Bill Lambrecht Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau MIAMI Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas may be steamrolling to the Republican nomination for president. But to Joel Bradley, Dole is "Bob Dull," another candidate who has yet to come to grips with what this election truly is about. "I have never heard an inspiring word from him when it comes to people's anxi eties about the future, said Bradley, 34, an insurance executive and Republican from Kendall, Fla. Republican voters across the country already have put their trust in Dole in a big way, catapulting him to the brink of the nomination. Voters also have been clear about the issues that they want Dole, President Bill Clinton and other candidates to deal with this election year: Easing the economic squeeze. Making the tax system fair. t ; Addressing America's crisis in values. Dole's 10-0 sweep in primaries in recent days has left little question that he is all but unstoppable in his third try for the GOP nomination. " , Primaries in Florida, Texas and elsewhere this week on what is called "Super Tuesday" will offer 362 delegates, the biggest one-day reward this primary season. Next week, the competition moveS to Illinois and the Midwest in the four-state "Big Ten" primary. Dole's immediate job will be repairing the cracked Republican Party. That mission promises to be difficult because rivals Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes think differently from Dole on key issues this election year economic uneasiness and fixes, in the tax code. The bigger challenge for Dole may be inspiring voters who are fearful about their futures, says pollster Ed Sarpolus. Until Dole starts reaching those voters, his prospects for winning the White House are much bleaker than his forecast for winning primaries, Sarpolus says. See CAMPAIGN, Page.8 ' - ', Palestinians' Jailed Leader; Speaks Out Political Official Says Hamas Can't Control Militia Violence ! 1996, New York Times News Service J NEW YORK The political wing of Hamas exer!-cises only limited control over dozens of loosely allied militias, says a senior leader. , ; The question of the political wing's accountability for terrorism has become crucial since four suicide bombings in Israel for which Hamas, or elements of Hamas, are widely blamed. i Israel and the Palestinian Authority have cracked down on the political and social leaders of Hamas as part of an effort to stamp out terrorism. When Palestinian leader Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York on July 15 as he returned from abroad, U.S. and Israeli officials said he was a senior official of Hamas. On Friday, in his first interview since his detention, the 45-year-old businessman said he was the heact"of the political bureau of Hamas. Abu Marzook saidhe had agreed to an interview in order to call for an end of violence by both Israel and the Palestinians, and he said tensions in the Mideast had reached a critical stage. ..! Abu Marzook has a doctorate in engineering from a university in Louisiana. There was no way to verify his statements about the structure of Hamas and his own role. Many of his assertions, like the political wing's lack See HAMAS, Page 9 4- "V

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