Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 15, 1988 · Page 6
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, March 15, 1988
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Page 6 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 15, 1988 State Report Man Convicted Of Disrupting Bingo Game EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Church bingo technically is illegal in Indiana, but it rarely is prosecuted. Disturbing a bingo game, however, is a different story. A six-member Vanderburgh Superior Court jury deliberated just over 30 minutes Monday before convicting Raymond Chester Brown, 50, of misdemeanor trespass and disorderly conduct charges resulting from a disturbance last October at a bingo game at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. City Patrolman Kick Johnson, a security officer at the bingo, testified Brown entered the church gymnasium where the bingo was being held and created a disturbance, contending bingo was against God's will and that sinners went to bingo games. Johnson described Brown as screaming and yelling. He also testified that Brown said he was at the church to disrupt the bingo game. Judge Thomas Lockyear set April 7 as the sentencing date for Brown, who faces a maximum prison term of one year in jail on one of the charges and six months on the second count. Woman Killed After Car Skids Into Sign Post One woman was killed and another seriously injured in separate weather-related accidents on Interstate 94, police said. Yvonne Holden, 34, of Gary, was killed when her car skidded on ice-covered 194 and struck a highway sign post just east of Lake Station about 7 a.m. Sunday. State police said Holden apparently lost control of her car. In the other accident, Jackie Wingfield of Anderson was hospitalized in critical condition following a three-car accident about 3 p.m. Sunday. Wingfield, 40, suffered a broken hip, broken ribs and arms and internal injuries, authorities said. Pour other people were treated for injuries sustained in the accident, which occurred in LaPorte County. According to police, Wingfield lost control of her car and skidded on ice across the median on 194 into the oncoming lanes. Steelmaker To Pay $100,000 Penalty WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago-based Inland Steel Co. resolved a 2-year-old civil complaint alleging violations of the Clean Water Act when it agreed to pay a $100,000 fine, a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency said. The penalty involving pollution at the company's East Chicago, Ind., steel works was assessed as part of a consent decree entered March 9 in U.S. District Court, EPA spokesman Dave Ryan said Monday. The agency had filed a complaint in 1986 accusing Inland Steel of using deficient laboratory procedures to measure pollutants in wastewater at its facilities and violating a federal permit by discharging excessive amounts of zinc and fecal coliform bacteria into the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal, said Margaret McCue at EPA's Chicago regional office. "We agreed that settling this was in the public interest, without any admission or denial of any allegations," she said. Company spokesman Sam Saran said Inland Steel agreed to pay the fine but had no further comment on the decree. Two Buildings Destroyed In Sullivan Fire SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) — A tavern and a video store were destroyed today in a fire on the northside of the courthouse square in downtown Sullivan, authorities said. Two other buildings also were damaged. The fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. and was under control by 8:30 a.m. The cause of the blaze was not determined immediately. Fire units from Clinton and surrounding communities helped local firefighters. Burned School In Indianapolis Reopens INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers and students alike were glad to be "home" as classes resumed at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School. Since Jan. 1, when fire gutted the Perry Township school, students had attended makeshift classes at Perry Meridian High School. Marty McCoun, a fifth-grade teacher, said as the damaged school reopened Monday, "It was an interesting experience. I'm sure both sides learned a lot. But this is home. I'm glad to be back." Her pupils echoed her sentiments. Keith Journey, 11, said, "I liked it there (Perry Meridian), but I wanted to come back.'' Holly Jo Brown, 10, said, "I was sad when I left, but now I'm happy to be back." Since the fire, the 540 Lincoln pupils attended a school within a school. Their makeshift classrooms at Perry Meridian were strange, cramped and unfamiliar. The children said they liked coming back again to windows to look out of, recesses and their playground. The high school was not designed with small people in mind. City Of Boonville Lays Off 12 Workers BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Twelve city employees will be laid off this week as one of several measures planned to "restore financial solvency" to Boonville, Mayor Rod Clutter announced. According to a statement issued by the mayor, the 12 employees — six from the sewer department and two apiece from the water, electric and trash collection departments — were notified Monday their jobs would be eliminated this week. Clutter said the layoffs will save the city about $240,000 a year in salaries and benefits. The mayor announced last week that Boonville and its three utilities were more than $1.9 million in debt. More Than 50 Attend Funeral Of Obscure Man INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - More than 50 people attended the funeral for Angel ramos, a man they never knew. "It's too sad to let him go by himself. We came to say a prayer and to say goodbye, "said Elvia Reyes, who attended the services as a representative of the Indianapolis' Pan American Club. Ramos, 52, died when he struck by a truck Feb. 12 in Indianapolis. His body was unidentified for weeks. Even after learning the man's name, authorities were unable to find any relatives or friends to take the body. So a priest who never knew him conducted a funeral service Monday in an eastside church Ramos never attended. Ramos' gray, wooden casket was brought into St. Philip Neri Catholic Church by seven pallbearers who volunteered to carry a man they had never met. "There are a lot of mysteries and things in this life we don't understand," the Rev. Glenn L. O'Connor told mourners. Newborn Baby Abandoned GARY, Ind. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl says she found an a newborn baby boy wrapped in a bloody towel in the snow outside her home after someone tapped on her window, then fled. The child, discovered Monday night by Melanie A. Thomas, appeared to be healthy and was in guarded condition today at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Chicago, police said. Police spokesman Bill Burns said the child's umbilical cord was still attached and partially wrapped around the child's body. Burns said the department doesn't know who left the baby and that the boy eventually will be turned over to Child and Family Protective Services in Gary. Miss Thomas said she was in her bedroom around 7:15 p.m. when she heard a tapping at the window. "I looked out and saw somebody walk past and when I went outside I saw it (the baby)," she said. "I just went blank. I couldn't believe it." She said the baby was making gurgling noises but did not seem to be in distress. He was lying in the snow beside the family garage, she said. An unsigned, handwritten note inside a second towel was addressed to Miss Thomas, a student at West Side High School. The note read: "To Mel, I heard you are pregnate (sic) so you won't mind taking care of this one." Thomas, 16, said she is not pregnant. She said she has one teen-age friend who recently had a baby, and another friend who is pregnant. "We're not close, though. 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