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Wednesday, November 24, 1993
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Irs Now Acting like stars Robin Williams, Kevin Costner and dint Eastwood shine in new roles. Stories, Page Bl. ITU Wednesday, November 24, 1993 In The Weather Off-and-on rain due for holiday weekend The weather outlook for the Thanksgiving weekend is cloudy and wet for the Akron area. But the National Weather Service said there will be no major weather problems for travelers in Ohio and surrounding states through today. Here's what's ahead for the Akron area: A 60 percent chance of rain today, cloudy skies Thanksgiving Day, more rain on Friday and Saturday, and a chance of rain or snow on Sunday. Today's high will be 45 to 50, and Thursday will be in the mid-40s. The high Friday and Saturday will be 50 to 55, and on Sunday, 35 to 40. There's a chance of light rain across Indiana, Illinois and lower Michigan today. Snow is expected in northern Michigan. The Weather Service said dry and mild conditions are expected to the south and east of Ohio. DOYLESTOWN Chippewa choir in Macy's parade Fourteen Chippewa High School choir members will march in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade Thursday in New York City. The students are a part of a 400-member choir that includes teens from 23 high schools in 13 states. Along the parade route, the choir will sing America Sings and will appear about 10:45 a.m. on NBC-TV with the Statue of Liberty float. Sallie Morton, director of the Chippewa choir, and the students left Doylestown on a chartered bus Tv sday morning. IN HONG KONG Pricey shark fins stolen from factory Robbers broke into a factory Tuesday and escaped with an unusual haul: $900,000 worth of shark fins, the main ingredient of an expensive soup popular in the British colony. Police said 10 men, one armed with a pistol, burst into a shark fin processing factory and tied up the three employees before making off with the shark fins in a truck. The workers untied themselves after the robbery and reported it to police. On Giving Thanks Many in region tell why they are grateful Kathy Stafford, a vice president at the University of Akron, is thankful she doesn't have to handle public relations for Browns coach Bill Belichick. Paul Matriacovo, chief counsel in the Stark County prosecutor's office, is thankful for everything. Those are two of the answers we received when we asked people from all walks in the Akron-Canton area what they are thankful for this year. More comments in The Region, Page D3. In Health Clinton backs bill on tobacco education Cigarette packages would warn that smoking "can kill you" and tobacco advertising would be banned in movies, stadiums and other places where young people gather under a bill introduced in the House with Clinton administration support. "We must use every means to protect our children," Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said at a news conference Tuesday to announce the Tobacco Education and Child Protection Act. But Thomas Lauria, a spokesman for the Tobacco Institute, said, "While the government is free to speak out, it can't hijack our ads and packages for its own purposes." mm the Beacon taaio) j-ffr'" .. , ..... - ' 4 -jju WW1 ' " ".v.. Members of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Special Response Team rush attorney Ronald Martin away from the Hostage is safe, but gunman dies By Eric Sandstrom and tom giffen Beacon Journal stuff uriirrs Five minutes after a distraught gunman released his hostage unharmed Tuesday afternoon, a Cuyahoga Falls police SWAT team stormed the office where he was holed up, only to find the gunman had shot himself in the head. Charles Shockey, 35, of Green, killed himself with a .44-caliber Magnum handgun, police said. He was found on a couch in the office of attorney Ronald Martin, 1615 Akron-Peninsula Road. Hot Dogg! CDs selling fast More than 1,000 people show up at music stores for early jump of CD sales By Kevin C. Johnson Beacon Journal staff vriler Record store cash registers were bustling at midnight Monday and into early morning Tuesday as the new rap album by Snoop Doggy Dogg was unveiled to eager fans, some of whom stood outside in the cold for an hour waiting for it to go on sale. More than 1,000 music buyers showed up at 2 Live Music at Wooster and Hawkins avenues Charges expected in Jackson case As grand jury issues subpoenas for testimony, indictment seems likely By Jim Newton ios Angeles Times Los Angeles: A grand jury in Santa Barbara County has begun issuing subpoenas to take sworn testimony in the Michael Jackson child molestation investigation, lawyers for the entertainer said Tuesday. jTTT . ij'Ni Serving the community for 155 years rf3 (Tt Shockey had held Martin hostage for more than four hours, police said. Most of that time was spent in Martin's office at the rear of the building. Martin was the attorney for Shockey's wife, Donna, in her divorce case. The suicide ended a standoff between Shockey and dozens of heavily armed members of the Falls police department and its Special Response Team, which had surrounded Martin's one-story office building in the four-See Hostage, Page All and at Hot Tracks Music & Video on East Exchange Street, both in Akron, to be the first on their block to get their hands on Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle, which officially went on sale Tuesday. Doggystyle is the debut release from Snoop Doggy Dogg, the rapper making headlines since September, when he and others were arrested in the August shooting of a Los Angeles man. "I like the gangsta style he rep That indicates that the criminal case against Jack- Michael Jackson is being elusive. son continues to build and could result in an indictment. Bertram Fields, Jackson's civil lawyer, went so far as to tell a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge that "you've got a district attorney sitting up in Santa Barba ra, probably about to indict. . . See JACKSON, Page A14 eJ emtdte T 1 V V 1 i Sequence of events 1. Charles Shockey enters office at 10:15 a.m. with a gun. 2. Secretary ' : . ' ' .- ..' r ,"r '' e; . - - r , -"ww . .-v-Hr-swM,, - 3. Janice Simmons takes and clerk Mike attorney Lynch escape Ronald through a Martin window, call hostage, police. resents," said Eddie Winstead, 22, a University of Akron student in line at Hot Tracks. Snoop Doggy Dogg is one of the rappers at the forefront of the gangsta rap-style of rap music. Gangsta rap born and bred on inner-city streets is known for its harsh, often bitter lyrics known to glorify violence and gunplay and degrade women. Doggystyle cuts See MUSIC, Page A14 Senate leader attempts to salvage Brady gun bill Lawmakers may be called to meet after Thanksgiving By Carolyn skorneck Associated Press Washington: Deadlock over the Brady handgun-control bill stymied Congress' adjournment, and the Senate Democratic leader summoned lawmakers for a post-Thanksgiving effort to salvage the bill this year. Senators negotiated into the early evening Tuesday and then quit for the night, but scheduled another session for today. Wednesday Index Business C6-1Q Local News Dl-6 Jewell Cardwell Dl Lottery Dl Classrfied D8-12, 16 Movies B2 Comics D14, 15 National Bnefs A4 Deaths D7 People Bl Editorials A12 Sports Cl-5 Far Side D13 TV Listings D13 Food E1J5 Weather A2 It's NOW Bl-5 World Briefs A5 Ann Landers D14 Yo! Kids B3 OURNAL hi (Dleati office building where a man held him Shockey 4. Cuyahoga Falls police knock on windows of attorneys Sandy Rubino and Greg Plesich. They scramble out. 5. Martin leaves through front door. DEBORAH Calvin Broadus is the rapper of the moment and of the year. There was a glimmer of hope for Brady backers and senators who don't want to be dragged back before the end of the year. "What we can do, if Republicans agree, is pass the conference report, as is, with an understanding we would have a supplemental piece of legislation when we come back" in January, said Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, the See BRADY, Page A9 I ' I' ll Northeast Ohio Edition 3 High today: 49 Low tonight: 32 Rain likely today. Cloudy tonight. Cloudy on Thanksgiving Day. Full report on Page A2. l Ofwiahl I99& Beacon kiunmlPubli'iiaigQi 25 Cents G. DON ROESEBeacon Journal hostage for four hours Tuesday. 6. Police Special Response Team enters building at 2:38 p.m., detonates first of two flash-bang shells. 7. Police find Shockey's body on a couch in Martin's office with a single gunshot wound to the head. KAIFFMAN & DENNIS EARLENBArUHBrarim Journal Channel 23 is going shopping Station sold to small but growing home-retail network from Minneapolis By Bob Dyer Beacm Journal Idension writer After 40 years in the hands of the same Akron family, television station WAKC (Channel 23) has been sold to a small but growing home-shopping network based in Minneapolis. The new owner is ValueVision, a 24-hour shopping channel with 56 affiliates and more than 7 million subscribers. Channel 23 employees were told of the sale Tuesday afternoon by Roger Berk Jr., grandson of the company founder. News anchor Mark Williamson made a brief public announcement during the 6 p.m. newscast. But neither the Berks nor ValueVision would comment further. Purchase price: $6 million. As always, the deal is contingent upon approval by the Federal Communications Commission, a process that normally takes about three months. Channel 23 employees said they were told the new owner might See CHANNEL 23, Page A14

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