Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 21, 1988 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, March 21, 1988
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6 Weather Clear, cold tonight, sunny, warmer Tuesday Big East down to one NCAA team 7 Tyson takes out Tubbs in 2nd round ML -t44lltt. m Spring Break Weekend Includes Riot, Deaths PORT ARANSAS, Texas ( AP) — High school students pose the greatest menace at spring break time, said officials reeling from a wild weekend that included a riot, four stabbings and the deaths of two youths whose car plunged off a dock. Beaches were again packed with partying teen-agers early today. An estimated 30,000 students were staying in this resort island town near Corpus Christi, said Coast Guard spokesman Anthony E. Lloyd. Authorities said mainly high school students appeared to be involved in early Sunday's three-hour disturbance by 3,000 youths, authorities said. The disturbance began when a motorist struck a 16-year-old girl on the beach and then attempted to leave, said Police Chief Don Perkins. Angry youths began to attack the driver, but he was pulled away by police. The youths then tipped over the man's car and torched it, Perkins said. More than 100 officers aided by tear gas and hovering Coast Guard helicopters with searchlights worked to restore order. Police Say Explosion Was Suicide Attempt EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A man wanted for failure to appear on a drunk driving charge was critically injured early today when he filled his motel room with natural gas then lit a cigarette, touching off an explosion, police said. "It was a flash explosion," Evansville police Det. Clayton Grace said of the blast that injured Larry D. Seits, 33. "It burned him over 55 percent of his body and seared his lungs and trachea." Seits was taken in critical condition to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where he initially gave his name as Wayne Buehler, and then attempted to use two other names, said Dana L. Purdy, spokeswoman for the hospital. Pacers Win Steve Stipanovich led the Indiana Pacers over the New Jersey Nets Sunday. PAGE 6 Logansport, Indiana, March 21,1988 L^^^*K,°i^^fr*M^7^.*ir Mob Killing A suspected drug addict accused of snatching $20 from a woman in a bakery was beaten to death in New York City by an angry mob that responded to her pleas for help, police said. PAGE 12 El Salvador Salvadorans voted for national legislators and municipal officials in an election made difficult by guerrillas trying to overthrow the U.S.-backed government. PAGE 12 Ann Landers 11 Area/State 3 Classified 12 Comics 10 Faces 14 Health 11 Helolse 11 Opinion 4 Nation : 12 People 5 Sports 6 TV Guide 11 Weather 14 World 12 Palestinian, Israeli Killed In Gaza Strip JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip today, Arab reports said, and Palestinians carried out a widespread general strike in the occupied territories. The strike, which left shops shuttered and public transport idle, came in response to a PLO call for "the most severe confrontation" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of a Palestinian guerrilla clash with Israel. Also today, attackers fired at a moderate Arab's home, the army bulldozed homes of suspected firebombers and a leaflet by Arab underground leaders urged more Arabs working for the Israeli government to quit by Saturday. Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin warned Sunday night the army may use tougher measures against Palestinians after the shooting death of an Israeli soldier, the first member of the military to be killed in four months of rioting. In the Gaza town of Rafah, soldiers today fired tear gas and ammunition at stone-throwing protesters. Abdel Ahmed Jaber al Mudalal, 17, of Rafah, died after he was shot in the chest, according to the Palestine Press Service and other Arab reports. Al MudalaPs body was taken to Khan Yunis' Nasser Hospital, the reports said. The army confirmed the death, but said it could not establish a cause because the youth's family had taken the body from the hospital. U.N. officials, meanwhile, confirmed Arab reports that two men died Sunday from gunshot wounds suffered earlier. Khalid Mohammed Taher, 25, was shot March 16 during a protest in Tulkarim. Mohammed Mahmoud Hamad, 25, was hit by gunfire March 4 in the village of Silwad, nearRamallah. The fatalities brought to 106 the number of Palestinians killed since the uprising begin Dec. 8, Associated Press Israeli soldier (R) rounds up Palestinian suspects in Gaza strip area U.S. Troops May Return Home From Honduras Soon Associated Press Anthony Parker lets Honduran boy have a taste of tuna TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — President Jose Azcona Hoyo said Nicaraguan troops are retreating from Honduran territory and the 3,200 U.S. soldiers on an emergency mission in Honduras probably won't be needed much longer. Some of the American soldiers practiced military maneuvers at a Honduran airstrip only 20 miles from the Nicaraguan border on Sunday. In Nicaragua, the government said direct cease-fire talks between Sandinista and Contra rebel officials would take place as scheduled today, despite the fighting along the Nicaragua- Honduras border. In the United States, the focus in Washington turned to a renewed debate over U.S. aid to the Contras. The Reagan administration indicated support for a new $48 million proposal advanced by a bipartisan group of senators. "Things are getting back to normal," Azcona said Sunday, one day after a Honduran air raid aimed at driving out about 600 Sandinistas that officials said were leaving Honduras too slowly. The government said two U.S.-made F-5 fighter jets fired rockets at the Sandinista troops. Honduras said the air raid Saturday was eight miles inside its borders, but Nicaragua said it was five miles within its territory. Nicaragua formally protested the Honduran air raid as an unwarranted act of aggression. It has denied that its troops crossed the jungle-choked border between the nations, and said the Honduran planes dropped bombs in the Bocay area of Nicaragua, 170 miles northeast of Managua. "If there are no more incidents, the American will leave," Azcona said. He did not say when the U.S. troops, which began arriving Thursday, would leave nor did he further describe the Sandinista withdrawal. A high-ranking Honduran military official said late Sunday that Honduras planned to position troops all along the 500-mile-long border with Nicaragua to guard against future incursions. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, would not say when the troops would be in place or if this would be a permanent operation. Nicaraguan officials deny their forces entered Honduras while driving Contra rebels out of the country in a major offensive that began March 8. Police Have Suspect In Dismemberment Case INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Police say they have a suspect in the slaying of a man identified by matching body parts found at an Indianapolis residence to those found on the bank of the White River earlier this month. Authorities identifed the body as 20-year-old Charles Martin, of Indianapolis. Police suspected Martin to be the victim since March 7, when legs and a pelvis were found on the riverbank. Indianapolis police said the victim-had been slain and then dismembered with a saw or some other sharp instrument. Police believe Martin was slain after winning a large amount of money in a craps game Dec. 9. Pieces of ribs and vertebrae, some partially burned, were discovered on March 11 in the garage of a suspect's former residence. A suspect police would not identify had lived at the residence until November, an investigator said. But neighbors have told police they saw the suspect back at the residence in mid-December, standing outside next to a small fire. Martin's mother, Mamie Hutson, reported her son missing Dec. 12. Researcher Predicts AIDS Vaccine In 10 Years INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An Indiana University researcher predicts an AIDS vaccine will be discovered within 10 years, but warns that too much optimism before then is dangerous. June Reinisch, executive director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, said she has talked to scientists "who believe we're making progress toward a vaccine." "But if it takes 10 years to come, we're still going to have literally millions and millions of people who are sick and who are dead," she said Sunday. "So it's important for people to be careful now and to protect Aids Cases in the U.S ADULTS/ADOLESCENTS . 1,198« CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS As Of Feb. 8, 19&8 themselves now." Development of an AIDS cure by 1998 would be sooner than some officials expect. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has said he expects an AIDS vaccine to be available in the next century, but he did not estimate a year. The quest for a vaccine has been under way since the AIDS virus was isolated in 1984. At the time, government scientists predicted a vaccine would be available within three years. Reinisch said people need to be taught abstinence, monogamy and safe sex while a cure is being developed. She said findings of the Bloomington-based Kinsey Institute suggest that even those outside high-risk groups or living in areas with very few AIDS cases must be aware they can contract acquired immune deficiency syndrome. A study conducted last summer indicates human behavior can be unpredictable, she said. The institute surveyed 300 lesbians — considered a low-risk group for AIDS — and found that many had sexual contact with men. The women were surveyed at a national women's conference, and the sample was not representative of the general population, she said.

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