Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 23, 1988 · Page 3
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 3

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, March 23, 1988
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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Wednesday, March 23, 1988 Page 3 Street Closed For Two Days The Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety today approved the closing of the intersection of Smith Street and Dividend Drive for two days. The intersection will be closed Thursday and Friday to allow the reconstruction of the intersection. The intersection will become a T intersection as part of the project to extend Smith Street to Chase Road. David Dankert, of Aztec Construction Company, told the board the intersection will be re-opened at 5 p.m. Friday. He said the intersection will be gravel until the paving project is completed. The board conducted its meeting by telephone. Deputy Mayor Kenneth Smith conducted the meeting. Mayor John Davis and City Attorney Kelly Leeman are on vacation. Fort Wayne Lawyer Pleads In Sex Case FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Fort Wayne attorney William Alfred Kern is to be sentenced April 19 after pleading guilty to sexually molesting a 15-year-old girl. Kern, 54, who initially claimed innocence, entered the plea Tuesday in Allen Superior Court, Prosecutor Stephen M. Sims said. Judge Philip R. Thieme is scheduled to sentence Kern. The offense carries a maximum penalty of four years in prison. Kern said he was drinking at the time the offense was committed on Aug. 4. A court record said Kern, who faces possible disbarment, offered the girl's mother money to drop the case. Kern was the northeastern Indiana chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1974 to 1980 and was also an associate city attorney from 1972 and 1974. Indy Mall Funds OK'd INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The full city-county council is scheduled to vote early next month on on a plan to help finance the new $650 million downtown Circle Centre retail mall, officials said. A council committee approved the plan to sell a short-term note to raise up to $100 million for the project Tuesday. Officials claim the project will create 200 new business and 4,300 permanent jobs. Mayor William H. Hudnut, who contends the mail is vital to the city's effort to counteract urban abandonment, appealed to panel members for their support. Hudnut said about $2.1 billion would be generated for the city and state economy during Circle Centre's first 10 years of opera- lion. Great Lakes Shipping Opens Again SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) — Great Lakes commercial vessels, buoyed by increased demand for American steel, have begun what commercial shippers believe will be another productive season. Vessels passing through the Poe Lock, which connects Lake Superior with the St. Marys River and Lake Huron, followed a path cut through 13-18 inches of ice in Whitefish Bay by the Coast Guard ice breaker Mackinaw. The Algoma West was followed through the locks by three other Algoma vessels bound for Thunder Bay, Ontario, to pick up grain, said Jack Zufelt, supervisor of marine traffic for Algorna. Cholesterol Screening 3 Named To Crime Stoppers Board Three Logansport residents have been named to three-year terms on the Cass County Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. New board members are Lawrence M. Firmani, 2225 Jefferson St., Louis R. Marocco, 119 E. Market St., and Joseph L. Surface, 1001 Va Erie Ave. Firmani retired after 36 years Firmani Marocco Surface with Rockwell International where he was head inspector. He also is retired from the Indiana High School Athletic Officials Association. Marocco operates Marocco Funeral Chapel and serves as Cass County Coroner. Surface is manager of the Farmers & Merchants Eastgate Banking Center. Current officers of the organization are Eric A. Wolf, president; Bob Sabatini, vice president; Merlin Funk, treasurer; and Kevin Gose, secretary. Other board members include Ron Miller, past president; Don Cameron, Bob Canfield, Ed Fasnacht, Patrick McKee, J.R. Slifer, Don Strasser, and Sgt. Jack Helvie, coordinator. Geared toward encouraging more public involvement in the fight against crime, the Crime Stoppers program was launched in Logansport in Apirl 1986. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 and anonymity to citizens who provide information about unsolved crimes. The rewards, the size of which are determined by the board of directors, are paid for information or tips that result in arrests or indictments or apprehension of wanted persons. Logansport residents with information about a crime should call 722-STOP. Individuals residing outside the Logansport area may call collect. Callers will be assigned a code number and will not be required to give their names. Odds & Ends Associated Press Egypt ceased to exist — in name only — for three years when it united with Syria to become the United Arab Republic. The union was dissolved in 1961. 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