Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 17, 1988 · Page 6
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Page 6 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, March 17, 1988 Orr Says Indiana May Put Bush Over Top INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The George Bush bandwagon is picking up speed in Indiana, Gov. Robert D. Orr says. Orr said Wednesday Hoosier Republicans should realize the vice president is the certain GOP nominee for president. The governor also predicted Bush could clinch the nomination in Indiana May 3. "Bush is now on a roll, and Indiana is very likely the state that will provide a majority of delegates for George Bush," said Orr. "We're trying to get the word out that George Bush is going to be the Republican nominee." Indiana will have 51 delegates to the national convention. Orr offered his projection during a news conference where he was joined by Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut and other prominent Republicans who support the vice president. Before Tuesday's Illinois primary, Bush had 705 of the 1,139 delegates needed for the nomination. He had claimed at least 67 Illinois delegates, according to almost complete Illinois returns. That means Bush likely will be looking to the May 3 primaries in Indiana and Ohio to put him over the top, said James S. Nathanson, a regional campaign coordinator. Nathanson said his scenario assumes that Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas .>•--*«, Bob Orr continues in the race and wins some delegates in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Wisconsin, which select delegates before Indiana. Among those joining Orr in expressing support for Bush were state Republican Chairman Gordon K. Durnil and Marion County Prosecutor Stephen Goldsmith. Durnil previously had been neutral in the presidential race. Both Orr and Hudnut deflected speculation they might be in line for jobs in a Bush administration. "I haven't given it any thought," said Orr, barred from seeking a third straight term. Cliver Returning To Indiana Security heavy for former state trooper SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) Heavy security was in force at the Sullivan County Airport today (or the return of a former state trooper who escaped from jail just before his murder trial was to have begun. The ex-policeman, Jerry W. Cliver, 35, was being returned to Indiana from Florida to face charges of murder, attempted murder and escape. "This is not a normal case, in any sense of the word," said Detective Sgt. Jerry Stateler of the Terre Haute state police post where Cliver once worked. "We will have extra security there." Stateler said a seven- passenger state police plane left Indiana Wednesday, carrying two state police officers, a representative of the state Department of Correction and two pilots. The plane was to pick up Cliver at the Florida State Prison in Starke and return him to Sullivan about 1 p.m. EST today. ' Jerry Cliver "As soon as they touch down, he'll be put in a police car and taken to the county jail. We'll turn him over to the sheriff," Stateler said. He said an initial hearing on the escape charge could be held as early as Friday in Sullivan Circuit Court. Cliver already had been arraigned on the murder and attempted murder charges when he escaped from the Sullivan County Jail in October 1985. Cliver, a state trooper almost 10 years, escaped 16 days before his scheduled trial on charges of attempted murder of his former wife, Jerry Lynn Cliver of Dugger, and the murder of her boyfriend, Donald L. Clayton of Linton, on March 23,1984. Cliver was still a state trooper when the shootings occurred. After the slaying, Cliver eluded authorities until April 23, 1985, when a traffic violation helped the FBI track him to a construction job in Florida. He was extradited to await trial. Following his escape, he again eluded authorities until he was arrested Nov. 11 in Laguna Beach, Calif., for allegedly trying to sell a hundgun to a restaurant owner. Cliver, who was using a neph- ew's name, was booked for carrying a concealed and loaded weapon, but was released on his own recognizance. He turned up in Orlando, Fla., in October 1986, when a Florida Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop him for a minor traffic violation. Cliver fired a pistol at the patrolman, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest and was not injured. Cliver was injured, but managed to flee. He commandeered a newspaper delivery truck and forced the driver to drive to Ocala, Fla. The deliveryman escaped unharmed and Cliver was arrested without further resistance near Gainesville. A jury in Orlando found him guilty of kidnapping and attempted murder last year and he was sentenced to 40 years. He later pleaded guilty to felony gun use charges in two Ocala robberies and was sentenced to another six years. State Fair Officials Consider Proposals INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State Fair officials are considering proposals to tighten financial procedures after bribery allegations and purchasing irregularities resulted in the firing of its secretary- manager, said director Homer C. McDonald. Investigations being conducted by state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation already have resulted in the March 2 firing of Sidney E. Hutchcraft and suspension of grounds superintendent Jesse W. Stuckey. McDonald, internal affairs committee chairman, said Wednesday the proposals are a direct repsponse to the investigations. The board is considering placing a maximum value of $100 a year on gifts directors and employees may recieve from people doing buisness with the fair. The FBI is investigating allegations oi bribery of fair officials by a carnival company. Also under police investigation is the allegation Stuckey received an undisclosed amount of cash from a heating and air- conditioning contracting company doing work at the fair. Fair officials also are considering pro- hibiting repair at the fairgrounds of personal vehicles of directors and employees, except in emergencies. Hutchcraft was fired by the board after an employee worked on his pickup in the fair garage. Both contend it was on the worker'sown time. The repair involved a $612 engine on a state fair order form that Hutchcraft has said he intended to repay. After questioning by police, he wrote a check to the fair. The board also is considering prohibiting issuance of credit cards in the fair's name to any director or employee, except fuel credit cards for directors at fair time. Nursing Education Subject Of Hearing Brothers Do Not Know If Marrow Matches INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Proposed state rules on education and employment of nurses has aroused concern for some in the field, who will voice their opinions at a public hearing today. The new rules would require teachers to have a master's degree in nursing, and preferably a doctorate, before being qualified to prepare students for the registered nurses' examination. Educators planning programs for nursing would have to begin 18 months ahead of time. Now, they are required to begin six to 12 months before. Some in the field believe the proposed changes could aggravate the shortage of nurses and hurt nursing programs with unnecessary restrictions. Others believe it is a necessary step in improving nursing standards. The state revised rules to get rid of out-of-date language and upgrade the qualifications necessary to teach nursing, said Carol A. Thomas, an education specialist with the State Nursing Board. "We're surprised that they are being considered controversial," Thomas said Wednesday. But Sha Elvidge, deputy director of the Indiana Health Care Association, said she would testify about some of the proposal's setbacks. "The rules, as proposed, will complicate and maybe even contribute to a further nursing shortage," said Elvidge, whose organization represents 460 long-term health facilities, such as nursing homes. National standards recommend a master's degree that focuses on areas of specific responsibility, said Elvidge, adding the state proposal requiring a master's in nursing conflicts with that standard. Indiana Vocational Technical College is concerned about the 18-month planning period and another requirement to have a nursing program director at work a year before the first student walks on campus, said Norman W. Sievert, vice president for education services at Ivy Tech. Sievert said hiring a full-time administrator a year in advance is not an efficient use of money. Other educators, however, praised the proposed changes. Sue Dunham, an assistant dean of nursing at Indiana University and chairwoman of the nursing program at lU-Kokomo, said the changes reflect "where nursing needs to go and how Indiana will get there." The hearing, scheduled at 1:30 p.m., is at the state's Health Professions Bureau. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A leukemia victim should know Monday whether bone marrow from his brother can be used to save his life, his oncologist said. Steve Chapman, 38, of Oolitic, has been waiting several months for a suitable donor and said Wednesday he figured he could wait another couple of days. "I'm just taking it in stride," Chapman said in a telephone interview from his home. "I'm not counting on it or against it. There's nothing much I can do. I just hope it is a match so I can go on and get it over with." Landowners Fight Landfill CLARKS HILL, Ind. (AP) - A Clark's Hill farmer who has organized the fight against a proposed landfill said his group will consider all options next week to prevent it. Bill Johnson said Wednesday Lauramie Township landowners would even consider incorporating the township. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clarks Hill Christian Church to discuss options. The Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission Wednesday night voted against a landowners' request to eliminate the regular agricultural zone from the township. Chapman's brother, Randy, submitted to a blood test Tuesday at the American Red Cross Blood Bank of south Florida. Randy Chapman, 32, who lives on the streets of Miami, initially refused to help his brother. He changed his mind when an anonymous philanthropist offered him $1,000 to submit to the test. The donor, a Hoosier who also has a blood disease, also offered the reluctant brother another $2,000 to donate the marrow if the match is suitable. The test results were sent to the Indiana University Medical Center Wednesday. It has the state's only bone marrow transplant unit. Pam Perry, a spokeswoman for the Indianapolis center, said the results would not be released until Chapman met with his oncologist Monday. Chapman, whose blood disease is in remission, said he planned to enter St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis later this week to continue chemotherapy treatments. His oncologist, Dr. Richard Fayssoux of Indianapolis, said there was a one in four chance of a match. Fruit and Meat Market -We Accept Food Stamps- Bathroom Tissue 99 < Limit 4 4 Roll Pack Pork Steak 5lbs. 89'lb. Ground Chuck 80% Lean or Better Slbs Mtg. Sugg. 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