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A4 Asbury Park PressSunday, March 2, 1 986 Dave BftlulY Time to vote for Dog Hero ofjthe Year I he March 1 5 deadline is almost up- on us, and my guess is that you haven't voted for Dog Hero of The Year. When people ask me: "Dave, what is WRONG with this country, anyhow?" I am forced to reply: "What is wrong with this country is that people would rather sit in front of their television sets watching Joan Collins reveal the vast majority of her breasts than vote for Dog Hero of the Year." As usual you think I am making up the whole concept of a Dog Hero of the Year election, and as usual you are wrong. I have a news release right here stating that this is an actual event sponsored by the Ken-L Ration Co., which has been honoring America's Most Heroic Dog for 32 years. The release also states that last year's winner, Leo, a white standard poodle from Texas who saved two children from a snake, "became a national celebrity." The release does not state whether this means Leo was on with Merv Griffin, or dated Elizabeth Taylor, or what, but whatever it means, I think we can agree that dogs, especially today's dogs, need a celebrity role model to look up to, and we should all, as citizens, do our part to elect the next Dog Hero, based on heroic achievement in 1985. Here are some rules: 1. This is for dogs only. No cats. You would have to have a completely different set of standards if you wanted to detect heroism in cats. Like, the winning cat would be one that came across a man who had fallen and broken his leg in a remote mountain area, and the cat, realizing the man was totally helpless and would probably die unless someone found him, nevertheless refrained from taking his wallet 2. You have to vote for one of the eight finalists selected by the official Ken-L Ration panel. Write-in dogs are not permitted. If they were, I would urge you to vote for my own dog, Earnest, who on two separate occasions, without hesitation and without concern for her own safety, lied to kill the Federal Express man. But the Ken-L Ration panel came up with some pretty darned heroic dogs too. The finalists are: BOOMER, a miniature poodle who "aroused (his mistress) from her slumber by licking her face and pulling her ear" to alert her that her elderly mother had been "knocked to the floor by a falling suitcase." BOOTS, a Shetland sheepdog who alerted her family to high levels of carbon monoxide gas in their home" by barking, pawing and licking. DUNCAN, a golden retriever who rescued his young mistress from an alligator attack when he "barked fiercely, causing the alligator to retreat." FRISKY, a Pomeranian who led its owner to his wife, who had fallen on an icy road. The release further states that: "The spunky dog also helped stop a passing car by jumping up and down." GEFFY, a bull mastiff who towed his mistress, her friend and "a pug named Beaner" to shore when the current off the Florida coast got too strong for them. RASTAS, a Weimaraner-Doberman who works on Joe McKenzie's charter boat, which is a good thing because Rastas has towed in "several near-drowning victims, several "divers who found the current too strong" and "both of McKenzie's grown sons on separate occasions." SAM, a German shepherd-border collie who, when a mail carrier had an automobile accident, rupturing her spleen, "was alert and began barking" and then led his owners to the scene. TANGO, a border collie-Australian shepherd owned by Al Choate of Port Townsend, Wash., who "saved his master when he stopped the brutal attack of an angry cow last August. When a cow with a newborn calf attacked Choate, Tango bit into the c ow's hp and held on, allowing Choate time to crawl away." I was so struck by Tango's deed that I called his owner, Al Choate, to ask him about it, and he said that Tango bit the cow more on the cheek than the lip. "A cow's lip would be hard to bite," he pointed out. But other than that, he confirmed the whole story. "I thought I was a goner," he said, this being probably the first time that expression has been used in the past 40 years outside of "Gunsmoke." Tango is getting old, Choate says. She is 1 3 now, and semi-crippled. He gives her aspirin. Her herding days are almost over. "She goes and gets the calves every night," Choate said, "but not the cows. I can't let her get the cows, because they get her down and beat her up." So my position, fellow voters, is this: By all means, make up your own mind, but anybody who doesn't vote for this brave, sick, aging dog who gets beat up by cows is a Nazi. Send your ballots by March IS to Ken-L Ration Dog Hero of the Year, P.O. Box 10446, Kansas City, MO 641 1 1. Then, if you drink beer, have a beer in honor of Tango. And a hamburger. Dave Barry is a columnist for the Miami Herald. His column is published, on Sundays. - 'Imee' Marcos' Princeton years controversial By CINDY HOROWITZ Press Correspondent WHEN Ferdinand Marcos' daughter, Imelda "Imee" Marcos, matriculated at Princeton University in 1973, concerns about her safety forced her to live off campus. Almost a decade later, the two estates Imee supposedly lived in, one in Princeton and another in Lawrence Township, are under investigation by a congressional subcommittee because they may be part of her father's investments in the United States. Like her father, Ms. Marcos has led a life full of controversy. According to alumni records, even before she accepted Princeton's offer of admission, more than SO students protested the Murder From page Al stood outside the police barricades cordoning off a two-block stretch of Sveavagen, a usually busy boulevard. "But Palme was not that kind of person. And Sweden is not that kind of place." A policewoman standing nearby asked, "Why would it happen in a country of democrats? Palme, he was always talking about democracy." Many of the mourners carried sin gle long-stemmed red roses, the Social Democratic symbol. Police officers reached across the barricades to collect them into bouquets and walked solemnly down the empty street to place them atop a growing mound that by afternoon completely covered the large pool of Palme's blood that had frozen on the sidewalk. Overlooking this makeshift shrine, Palme's photograph had been placed in the window of a hobby supply shop, set prominently amid the paint brushes and buckets of paste. Other memorials had been set up along Sveavagen. Many people had stuck their roses in the wall of a building, around a large piece of white paper which was crudely painted with a "peace" sign and the words: "Life. Peace. Palme." Palme's style as an informal leader came into sharp focus yesterday as security officials charged with protecting Prosecutor From page Al McKinnon has named Thompson as the triggerman and said it was Marshall whom it is alleged wanted his-wife killed to continue an extra-marital affair and collect $1.3 million in insurance funds who arranged the murder. Thompson's low-key defense was quickly succeeded the next morning, Tuesday, by an air of drama as Marshall climbed into the witness stand to defend himself. Under the direct examination of his attorney, Glenn A. Zeitz of Philadelphia, Marshall was at first upbeat and forthright. At times, especially when he talked of his secrets for successful blackjack or insurance sales, he spoke almost conversationally directly to the jurors. Stonefaced, he denied ever discussing Maria Marshall's demise with either McKinnon whom he had hired as a private investigator or his former lover, Sarann Kraushaar. "Did you ever ask him (McKinnon) to harm your wife?" Zeitz asked. "Absolutely not," Marshall replied, "as far as my understanding, it was a business arrangement only..." But when the questioning turned to the night of Sept. 6 and early morning hours of Sept. 7, 1984, Marshall's demeanor turned emotional. Once again, he recounted how he felt something go wrong with the tire on his Cadillac Eldorado that morning and pulled into the Oyster Creek picnic area to examine it. There, Marshall testified, "I was hit on the head, and as I was hit I heard her cry out, 'Oh My God!' When I woke up I don't know how long it was I found myself, my head in a pool of blood, and I immediately went to her and she was lying across the front seat of the car." As he concluded his direct exami 22 Filipino generals retired The Associated Press MANILA, Philippines President Corazon Aquino retired 22 generals and pushed for the release of additional political prisoners yesterday as more exiles returned to support her fledgling government. Four days after she was swept to power by a nearly bloodless "people power" revolution, Mrs. Aquino was running the government from an office building as soldiers cleared booby traps from the presidential palace. The government's Philippine News Agency said that by yesterday, soldiers had neutralized 18 landmines planted by troops loyal to then-President Ferdinand E. Marcos' on the banks of the Pasig River behind the palace. Army men also hauled away six truckloads of hand grenades, mortar shells and other ammunition, the agen cy said. The military said it seized scores of automatic firearms in abandoned homes of two Marcos children and in two establishments owned by business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco, who joined the Marcoses in their flight to the Unit ed States. ' university's decision to accept her. " The protestors were mostly black and Asian students who criticized the admissions office for allowing the daughter of a dictator to study at Princeton. They also charged that Ms. Marcos' security guards would disrupt campus life and endanger students who opposed the Marcos regime. Although she said her biggest desire was to be the "biggest non-entity on campus," the controversy surrounding Ms. Marcos never really subsided. Her one-week attempt to live on campus for her second semester ended abruptly in 1974, when Patricia Hearst announced that her kidnappers had ideological ties with the Filipinos who opposed the Marcos regime. In Princeton, Ms. Marcos never him sought to explain what he was doing without bodyguards, near midnight, in one of Stockholm's few relatively high crime neighborhoods. "Prime Minister Olof Palme very firmly requested that he (be allowed) his privacy," said National Police Director Holger Romander. "We respect that" Under persistent questioning by reporters last night, Romander and security officials under his command became increasingly defensive about their responsibilities and about prime ministerial habits they clearly had considered reckless. Despite what they said were "frequent discussions" in which they offered him "all possible help and protection," Palme's "very firm decision was not to have it" A routine allowing Palme to dismiss his bodyguards when he chose was "perfectly accepted by the Cabinet," Romander said. "It was accepted by us, yes, because we found it reasonable to accept his very firm desires." Friday, the officials said, Palme had notified his two bodyguards at 1 1 a.m. that he did not intend to leave his office for the rest of the day, had no evening engagements and would not require their services. That was the last contact he had with them. In the evening, the official said, Palme left his office and went to his nearby apartment in Stockholm's Old Town. Later, Palme, his wife and one of their three sons apparently decided to go for a walk and to a movie on the Sveavagen, an entertainment district nation, Zeitz again asked Marshall point blank if he had anything to do with the murder of his wife. "Absolutely not," he said choking back tears, "she was the mother of my children." If that remark elicited any sympathy from the jurors, it was soon debunked as Kelly pacing back and forth in front of Marshall began what amounted to nearly four hours of hard-hitting cross-examination. When it was finished the jury learned Marshall: Was $334,000 in debt at the time of his wife's murder. Had carried on three "relationships" in the three months between his wife's death and his arrest on Dec. 19, 1984. Two of those relationships occurred after Sarann Kraushaar left him and one of the women involved was referred to by Marshall as "a woman who would be my future wife" in a . request for a jail "contact visit" only three months ago. Has left the cremated remains of his wife in a cardboard box at a Toms River funeral home. While awaiting trial in a jail cell attempted to purchase a sports car from a Toms River dealership, with a late February delivery date. Marshall claimed the car was a Christmas present for a sister. May have faked a suicide attempt in order to make "suicide tapes" that coincided with a story Kelly said was "fabricated" in Louisiana to cover the scenario involving Maria Marshall's death. Marshall said the suicide attempt was real. Time and again, Kelly came at Marshall with a flurry of allegations barely allowing the defendant to answer one without pummeling him with another. "Isn't it true," Kelly asked Mar-" shall, "that for weeks after her death all you talked about to your friends was Sarann, Sarann, Sarann? Never once did you mention the fact that you loved your wife or express concern about who might have caused her death?" Heading the list of generals retired by Mrs. Aquino on recommendation of armed forces chief Gen. Fidel V. Ramos and Defense Minister Juan Ponce Enrile was former military chief Gen. Fabian C. Ver, who joined Marcos in exile. The generals, including the former heads of the army, navy and air force, were overdue for retirement, but Marcos refused to let them go. They were among his most loyal men, younger officers said. Presidential spokesman Rene Sa-guisag said Jose Maria Sison, reputedly the founder of the outlawed Communist Party of the Philippines, and three other purported party members were not among the 441 political prisoners now in the process of being released. Saguisag said Mrs. Aquino was committed to releasing all political prisoners "without any exception." But he said "certain domestic considerations" had to be taken into account regarding Sison and the three others. Their cases are to be considered when a special committee created by Mrs. Aquino meets again Wednesday, Saguisag said, indicating some military officers who had helped bring Mrs. Aquino to power opposed meir release. stated a major, but took a variety of courses, many of which were in political science. She also did not receive a degree from Princeton, but instead withdrew in 1976, returned in 1977, and withdrew for the last time in 1979. In December 1981, Ms. Marcos was back in the limelight after she secretly married Philippine sportsman Tommy Manotoc in Arlington, Va. Her father and mother, Imelda, reportedly did not approve of the marriage, because Manotoc had previously been married and Phillipine law doesn't recognize divorce. The plot of Ms. Marco's life was further complicated by the fact that Manotoc disappeared shortly after their marriage, and rumors flew in the American press as to whether someone in the j Associated Press ACTING PRIME MINISTER CARLSSON equivalent to New York's Times Square. The film, a Swedish production called "The Brothers Mozart," ended after 1 1 p.m. Their son left them outside the theater and Palme and his wife began walking. It was just before 1 1:30 that a taxi driver, stopped at a red light, heard one shot, then turned and saw the flash of a second as a man dropped to the sidewalk and another ran away. The driver radioed his company, which telephoned the police to report the shooting. "No," said Marshall, "that's not true." . At another point Kelly, standing directly in front of Marshall, accused him of fabricating the suicide tape so " and Sarann would ride off into the sunset. . . of course, stopping to pick up the insurance money along the way." But perhaps the most devastating exchange came after Kelly made a simple request of Marshall, that he raise his left hand. Kelly: "Flowers to Sarann on 92884, 92784. You were sending her flowers? Hold up your left hand, is that the wedding ring that Maria gave your Marshall: "Yes." Kelly: "Who told you to wear that ring, (defense attorney Glenn) Zeitz or (private investigator Russ) Kolins?" (Zeitz objects). Kelly: "Is that ring you're wearing a reflection of just how much you love and miss Maria?" Marshall: "They took this ring off me when they arrested me, and I got it back here because they allowed it here and not in Ocean County and I didn't have it before." Kelly (forcefully): "My question is, is that ring you're wearing a reflection of just how much you love and miss Maria?" Marshall: "Yes." Kelly: "Then can you tell me, sir, why her ashes are still stored in a brown portable cardboard box in a funeral home in Toms River?" Marshall's left hand remained suspended in mid-air, dazed he seemed to look to Zeitz for help as the courtroom buzzed with reaction to the exchange. Among those appearing on Marshall's behalf on the witness stand this week were two of his sons and Kolins, the private investigator hired by Zeitz to look into the Marshall affair in Louisiana. Kolins, in particular, was subjected to harsh cross-examination by Kelly as the prosecutor attempted to persuade the jury that the original alibi concocted by McKinnon before he became a state's witness was a product of Kolins. This week those allegations and the subsequent defenses will be raised one last time as the respective attorneys present their cases to the jury. Then it will be time for all but that jury to sit around and wait for the decision about Robert O. Marshall and Larry N. Thompson. iadda GIL 0MJW roaring SAME DAY DELIVERY CALL BY 10:00 A.M. TODAY DELIVERIES 7 DAYS A WEEK ?S 50. 75 '100 GALS. U SO DELIVERED 24-HOUR BURNER SERVICE (rSi Cash, Chacki or Matter charge & visa accepted Marcos regime had been responsible for his disappearance. Paolo Osmena, another Princeton student whose relatives have wielded influence in the Phillipines, recalls the reaction of his Filipino acquaintances to the press conference when Manotoc announced that he was kidnapped by Communist forces and later rescued by Marcos' troops. "No one believed it. There were too many lies you can only lie so much," said Osmena. "I'm sure Imelda did it herself, because she didn't want Manotoc to marry her daughter.' Osmena is the grandson of Sergio Osmena, who Marcos allegedly defeated by a fradulent vote count in the 1969 Philippine presidential election. Women From page Al office on Friday said it will seek to indict Mrs. Brombacher on a death by auto charge. The case will be presented to a grand jury in a few weeks, said Robert W. Scott II, first assistant prosecutor. Dover Township police have charged Mrs. Brombacher with drunken driving. Scott said he does not remember a similar case against a person of Mrs. Brombacher's age in his eight years with the prosecutor's office. If convicted, Mrs. Brombacher faces a prison term of 3 to 5 years, Scott said. But it is generally presumed that the crime carries no prison term for individuals without a prior criminal record, like Mrs. Brombacher, Scott said. Mrs. Brombacher faces a minimum of 120 days in jail or community service under another law if she is found guilty of driving under the influence at the time of the accident, he said. At Holiday City at Berkeley, Berkeley Township, the retirement community where Mrs. Brombacher lives on Charlotteville Drive North, there are rows and rows of neatly kept ranch houses on streets named for Caribbean islands. But Mrs. Brombacher's life after her husband, Emil, died in May has been anything but idyllic. Neighbors describe Mrs. Brombacher as a woman torn by grief and despair who, instead of reaching out to fill the void left by her husband's death, turned inward and constantly reminded herself of the sorrow. The Brombachers were a "nice couple" who golfed and went fishing together and seldom mingled with friends, said Edith Horan, a neighbor. When her husband died, Mrs. Brombacher became reclusive, Mrs. Horan said. "When she lost him, she lost ev-; erything," she said. "She was a very, very lonesome woman. She would cry all the time." . Mrs. Horan said she seldom talked at length to Mrs. Brombacher, but when she did, Mrs. Brombacher always seemed preoccupied with the loss of her husband. "I would say 'it's a nice day,' or 'who ordered the snow,'" she said. "If I said it was a bad day, she said, 'especially when you're alone.' " "She was always crying, she kept saying she misses her husband," said Catherine Rippier, another neighbor. More recently, Mrs. Brombacher was upset because her sister suffered a heart attack. Mrs. Rippier's husband, Herbert, remembers seeing Mrs. Brombacher a week or so before the accident "I met her in the Grand Union," he recalled. "She started carrying on and crying (about her husband)." These neighbors said they never saw Mrs. Brombacher drunk. "I think what did it was Valentine's Day," Mrs Horan said. She said Mrs. Brombacher's husband always gave his wife a present and made Feb. 14 a special day. The accident happened Feb. 17. One neighbor, who asked that her name not be used, was concerned about Mrs. Brombacher and brought her a cheesecake on Valentine's Day. Mrs. Brombacher accepted the gift at the door. "She seldom asked people in the house," the woman said. Helen Gibson, whose backyard is opposite Mrs. Brombacher's, said she tried hard to get Mrs. Brombacher interested in hobbies to get her out of the house and take her mind off the grief. "She came here one day and sat down on the step," Mrs. Gibson recalled. "I said, 'Ida, you've got to do something. Ceramics, sewing.' She asked, 'How long does it take before you forget?" I said, you never forget." Mrs. Gibson, whose own husband died in December, sobbed for a minute, as she stood in her living room. "When RED BANK DODGE WELCOMES MR. DICK BENNETT RED BANK DODGE is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Dick Bennett, formerly of Schwartz Chrysler Plymouth, as their New Car Manager. Mr Bennett, with over 15 years of automotive sales and management experience has created a strong following of very satisfied car buyers. In addition Mr. Bennett has been awarded with the DODGE CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH GOLD A WARD for SALES PROFESSIONALS. We at RED BANK DODGE welcome him. RED BANK DODGE- 171 NEWMAN SPRINGS RD. RED BANK N.J Now a sophomore, Osmean saidT he not know that Imee Marcos had? gone to Princeton until the president of. J the university mentioned it to his mother on the telephone after he was accepted. i Ms. Marcos, who was a member of the National Assembly since 1984, was : active in the re-election campaign and HiH evprvlino frnm sncnkinff and His- '. w . j ....0 -i o - tributing literature to putting up Marcos posters. She is currently in Hawaii with her family, and there is specula tion as to where the Marcos family will j finally reside. ".J Cindy Horowitz is a sophomorii at Princeton University and a membefi of the Princeton Press Club. : L's they die, you just have to make your., life over." Mrs. Brombacher's son, Edward, said his mother is "extremely de-, pressed" and under a doctor's care in a Philadelphia hospital. "She's not doing well," he said f Friday in a phone interview from , Reading, Pa., where he lives. "We're doing the best we can." Brombacher said he did not want to discuss the case, and said the family s has hired Robert F. Novins, Toms Riv- er, to represent his mother. Novins was.' j on vacation Friday and could not be reached. In Lavallette, where Mrs. Tilton f lived with her husband, Kirk W., on , Kerr Avenue, a small memorial service 'y was held Feb. 21 at the Faith Evangeli-j cal Lutheran Church. Tilton said he and his wife shared , most of their time together or with,i family. His wife was particularly a pri- vate person, and for that reason Tilton ' said he and her family did not wish tq , discuss the tragedy. 1 "They were very quiet and very4 close," said Edith Marano, who lives next door to the Tiltons' newly remod- 4 eled home. Mrs. Marano said she accepted a ! flower arrangement for Mrs. Tilton on Valentine's Day, when no one was home at the Tiltons. The next day, , Tilton came over, she remembered, re- lieved to have located the flowers she presumed he had sent his wife. , The Tiltons are a well-known fanKr ily in Lavallette, where Tilton's father is an electrician and Tilton himself has a law practice. Last year the younger Tilton was cited along with 49 other., lawyers by state Supreme Court Justice Robert N. Wilentz for providing free -legal help to people who could not' afford to pay for it k "We're all deeply upset by the tragedy," said Lavallette Mayor Ralph ' J. Gorga. "It's going to be a great loss , for the community. A tragedy like tluV should have never happened. It's a sad t thing for the whole community." Mrs. Marano said she knew Til-. ton's mother was waiting anxiously for her first grandchild. Tilton is an only, child and had been married to Victoria ' about four years, Mrs. Marano said. s Mrs. Tilton was born in Italy, where her parents and a brother still! live, and lived in Brick Township and 4 Toms River before moving to Lavallette nine years ago. She enrolled last fall as a part-time , student at Ocean County College, pursuing a degree from the two-year , school's community services techni-v cian's program, according to Kenneth M. Kerr, dean of students. Mrs. Tilton worked as an aide in ., the Toms River office of the Division of Youth and Family Services, part of the state Department of Human Seu "f vices. She worked from 1978 to December, a state spokesman said. . , Mrs. Tilton was heading home from the Ocean County Mall when the accident happened. Police said Mrs. Brombacher told -investigators she misjudged the loca- -tion of a fast-food restaurant and had turned around at the Coolidge Avenue -1 intersection to return west on Route 37, Instead of going around the center bar-1 rier into the westbound lanes, though, Mrs. Brombacher turned into the east-:" bound lanes into oncoming traffic. : Dover Township Police Sgt Louis -C. Tomsick said Mrs. Brombacher traveled for at least a half a mile in the t wrong direction at about 40 mph. By i the time Mrs. Tilton saw Mrs. Brombacher's car, it was too late, they said.' i Mrs. Tilton, also traveling at 40 .' mph, was probably hindered from see ing the car sooner because it was night i and the collision happened at the base : of an incline in the road, Tomsick said 1 The vehicles collided with a combined impact of 80 mph, Tomsick said. .i A partially empty bottle of rye whiskey was found in Mrs. Brombach-- . er's car, Tomsick said. At the time of: the accident, Mrs. Brombacher had a blood alcohol level of 0.16, police said, 5 Drivers in New Jersey are considered i legally drunk if they have more thani 0.1 percent alcohol in their blood. "; 747-0040

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