Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 22, 1988 · Page 1
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Tuesday 10 Vanna turns heads in movie role 11IU junior says he's not coming back Logansport, Indiana, March 22,1988 Young Republican Head Is Dead JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. ( AP) — Clark Ellingsworth, 32, of Jef fersonville, president of the Indiana Young Republicans has died in Methodist Hospital in Louisville, Ky., after a brief illness. Ellingsworth, who died Monday night, was in his second two-year term as president of the state GOP's youth organization. No other details were immediately available. Test-tube Pioneer Dies In England LONDON (AP) - Dr. Patrick Steptoe, the gynecologist who pioneered the test- tube baby technique, has died, the British Press Association reported today. He was 74. The agency, quoting a family announcement, said Steptoe had been suffering from cancer. He died in hospital in Canterbury, 62 miles southeast of London. Dorm Fire Blamed On Faulty Cord INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A faulty extension cord is blamed for a dormitory fire at the University of Indianapolis that caused an estimated $500,000 damage and forced some 60 students out of their residence, according to fire department officials. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the two-alarm blaze Monday. Purdue Foe Purdue Coach Gene Keady has a great deal of respect for his alma mater Kansas State, and for good reason. The 20th-ranked Wildcats are standing between Keady and his first trip to an NCAA regional final. PAGE 11 Knicks Win The New York Knicks are on the road again and, for a change, their latest tune turned out to be a hit. PAGE 12 Tyson Stripped Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been stripped of his title by the International Boxing Federation, according to a published report. PAGE 12 Ann Landers ............... 13 Business .................. 18 Classified ................. 15 Comics .................... 14 Faces ..................... 10 Health ..................... 13 Heloise ................... 13 Opinion .................... 4 People ..................... 5 Sports ..................... 11 TV Guide .................. 13 Weather ................... 10 Turn unneeded goods Into cash. SOLD First Day! Simmons Hide-A-Bed, queen size, gold w/green, excellent condition. J175. Classified.. 722-5000 Zoning Board Clears Plans At Logan Mall New bank facility approved Mall Expansion Will Increase Number Of Tenants There By MARGO MAROCCO Business Editor The Logansort Mai) on U.S. 24 East is undertaking its first major expansion and renovation program since it was purchased by Rein Properties of Syracuse, N. Y. in December of 1985. The Logansport Mall now has 38 stores. "We expect to be pushing 50 tenants with completion of the project," Moore said. The Mall's new addition, a total of 20,000 square feet, will include some new tenants and the relocation of some current Mall tenants, Moore said. The area inside the Mall from The Man Alive store to the front entrance will be totally renovated and have new tenants, he said. "This renovation will enable us to free space with new national tenants, Moore said. "We have several national tenants wanting space." Included in the expansion project on the south end of the Mall will be a new larger location for The First National Bank of Logansport and a drive-up facility for the bank. Ron Moore, director of real estate and operations for Rein Properties, said the current time schedule calls for construction to begin near the end of May. Moore said he has been working on the Mall expansion and bank project for the past 18 to 24 months. The First National Bank of Logansport's present facility inside the Mall has 2,475 square feet. Its new facility, not including the drive-up portion, will have 3,300 square feet, according to Moore. There will be three drive-up lanes and another lane for access to an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM). The drive-up banking area will be covered by a canopy. There will be a night depost facility on the outside of the new bank structure. There also will be a walk-up ATM and a night deposit located on the inside of the bank. By DAVE LONG Staff Writer The Logansport Board of Zoning Appeals approved a petition from the Logansport Mall Monday that will pave the way for an addition to the Mall and the construction of a new drive-in banking facility. The board unanimously approved the petition from Rein Logansport Associates, owners of the Mall, to reduce the Mall parking from 1,700 spaces to 1,490 spaces and to allow a drive-in banking facility for the First National Bank of Logansport. The Mall plans to construct an addition to the south at the front entrance to the Mall. The addition will include spaces for eight new stores and a new facility for the First National Bank. The bank's addition will include three drive-in lanes and one lane for an automatic teller machine, according to Ronald Moore, manager of the mall properties. »THER BUSINESS In other action the board of zoning appeals: D Approved a petition by Darrell Silance to construct a one-chair barber shop in the 900 block of 18th Street on the east side of the street. D Approved a petition from Douglas Norzinsky to construct an addition to his Logan Tire Service building at 229 West Market St. D Approved a petition from Herbert and Joyce Purtee to Operate a carry-out food service at Cliff Drive and Burlington Avenue during the bridge construction. The move had opposition from a southside resaurant. The board approved it 4-1 vote with Wilkinson voting no. Logansport-Cass County Planner Mark Mills said he was at first not satisified with the See Zoning— Page 3 Noriega Offers To Resign In Year PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega offered to resign before the May 1989 presidential election if opponents agree to talks with his regime, but the opposition and the United States rejected the offer. "The general has to go immediately — not eventually," said Aurelio Barria, head of the National Civic Crusade, an opposition umbrella group. "There will be no dialogue with him." Barria said the general strike, which shut down over 90 percent of this nation's commerce on Monday, would be even more complete today. In Washington, the State Department also dismissed Noriega's resignation offer as "little more than ... a ploy" to keep Noriega's cronies in power and the general in control of the armed forces. "Noreiga should go, and the sooner the better for Panama," said State Department spokeswoman Anita Stockman. After Noriega was indicted on U.S. drug charges, the Reagan administration dried up the flow of money to Panama, which uses the U.S. dollar as its currency, in an effort to force him out, and the economy is near collapse. Noriega's offer to resign, announced Monday night in a national broadcast by civilian chief of state Manuel Solis Palma, was conditioned on a national dialogue with the opposition. But opposition leader Guillermo Cochez of the Christian Democratic Party said the proposed dialogue involved a hand-picked 33-member panel that would have 22 pro-Noriega members. "This is not a dialogue," said Cochez. "It's just cynicism." Noriega, the chief of Panama's 15,000-member Defense Forces and the power behind the civilian government, left the presidential palace after Solis Palma's speech and hailed his proposal as a Panamanian solution, rather than one imposed by the United States. "I have no reason to talk to the United States," Noriega told reporters. "I talk to Panamanians." In his speech, Solis Palma said Noriega had given his word "as an officer and a gentleman" to step down before elections scheduled for May 1989. Solis Palma, elevated to chief of state when Noriega ousted President Eric Arturo Delvalle on Feb. 26, said he would accept the general's resignation only after the dialogue. General Noriega offered to resign Opposition leaders derided the proposal. "He said, 'here I have a little piece of candy, and if you all behave, I'll give it to you, okay?,' said businessman Pierre Leignadier, a crusade member. Leignadier called the idea an insult to the Panamanian people. Crusade leaders said they expected even stronger support today for the general strike de- spite Noriega's offer. The strike almost totally shut down the capital of this nation of 2.5 million and, according to the crusade, outlying cities and towns as well. "The paralyzation is total in industry, finance and commerce," said business leader Carlos Gonzalez de la Lastra. About half of government employees — who were warned they would be suspended if they went on strike — failed to show up for work, he said. The strike was called after the government decreed a state of emergency last week allowing authorities to suspend constitutional rights. Solis Palma said on Monday the Reagan administration "says they want a country without drug traffickers," but that continued U.S. control of the Panama Canal was the real motive behind the attack on Noriega. Delvalle tried to fire Noriega on Feb. 25, after two U.S. drug trafficking indictments against Noriega were handed up in Florida. After Noriega orchestrated Delvalle's ouster on Feb. 26, the United States froze Panama's international bank accounts, leaving the government and many private businesses without cash to pay employees. Retirees were told Monday they will not be paid this week. The dockworkers union official, Gustavo Gonzalez, said Solis Palma told union leaders in a meeting at the presidential palace Sunday the country had no more money. After the government was unable to give full paychecks to employees last week, several national police members tried and failed to stage a military coup, and thousands of anti- Noriega rioters took the streets. One man hit by an army shotgun blast during last week's violence died Monday of his wounds, becoming the first death in the latest wave of unrest. Also Monday, the Panamanian Defense Forces announced a shakeup, kicking out 17 officers connected with the coup attempt and promoting 98 loyal officers. IU To Recover Missing Funds Misappropriation At Kokomo May Go Deeper KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - A university spokesman says Indiana University will take whatever legal action is necessary to recover any loss lU-Kokomo sustained through alleged misappropriation of funds. Former lU-Kokomo business manager Richard Campbell faces 20 theft charges and 10 forgery charges for allegedly misappropriating $244,024 in funds between 1983-87. Campbell was arrested Feb. 11 by Indiana State Police, and is free on bond awaiting a July 15 trial. University attorney Cliff Travis says the school will try to recover all missing money, according to James Green, IU director of media communications at Bloomington. Green said the university is self-insured and bonded for $500,000. Travis said IU would go through civil procedures to recover any amount in excess of $500,000. The Kokomo Tribune reported Monday that an additional $150,000, dating back to 1976, has been determined misappropriated from funds involving postage at lU-Kokomo. "I cannot confirm an amount or dates, but we are looking at additional records dated prior to Jan. 1, 1983," said Sgt. Dan Logsdon, part of a four-man state police team investigating the IU-K situation. "The investigation is ongoing, but I can say we're looking at additional expenditures and property involving Richard Campbell. To Our Readers: Effective Friday, April 1, the price of the PHAROS-TRIBUNE delivered by carrier and motor route will be $1.75 per week. For those on motor routes who are Wiled by the month, the monthly rate will be $7.60. : Tliis increase is the first in nearly three years, and is - necessitated by several large increases in the cost of newsprint Jttthai period, as well as by increases in wages and in every product and service which goes into the production of a daily newspaper. 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