Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 27, 1988 · Page 1
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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, March 27, 1988
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Getting colder; chance for showers Muncie Central Wins Cyclist Killed In Peru Crash PERU —A 21-year-old Mexico man became Miami County's second traffic fatality of the year Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed on West10th Street. The dead man was identified as Ryan Musselman. Sgt. Miles Hewitt of the Peru Police Department said the cyclist was eastbound on 10th Street near The Siding restaurant when he hit a westbound station wagon head-on. The driver of the station wagon, Wanda F. Franklin, 31, 59 W. Third St., Peru, had stopped in her lane prior to the accident. The impact of the crash pushed her car backward. She suffered broken teeth and mouth lacerations. Musselman was taken to Dukes Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 4:53 p.m. He died of massive internal injuries. Hewitt said Franklin was cited for driving with a learner's permit, without a licensed driver, but said that she in no way caused the accident. Hewitt said the cyclist was not wearing a helmet. Train Deaths Five people were killed Saturday morning in Indianapolis when their car was hit by aConrail train they tried to beat to a crossing. PAGE 13 No. i Owls Out Temple lost its touch and any chance of going to the Final Four on Saturday when the top-ranked Owls lost 63-53 to fifth-ranked Duke. PAGE 17 Slow-Down Fails Oklahoma showed it couldn't be tricked by Villanova's slow-down offense. Instead, the fastbreaking Sooners tricked the Wildcats by playing defense. PAGE 17 Transfer Needs Rick Galloway says he was unfairly benched this season for not playing power forward up to Coach Bob Knight's standards and feels he had to transfer from Indiana to earn a shot at the NBA. PAGE 20 Ann Landers 25 Business 14 Classified 26 Comics 24 Health 25 Opinion 4 People 6 Sports 19 TV Guide 25 Weather 16 Young People 10 WILL IT SELL? YOU BET! Spaye'J, Female Boxer, 5yfs. to good home. Housebroke, obedient, lovoable. Needs slay al home lamily. Price negotiable Classified. .722-5000 Cassidy 'Golden Deeds' Recipient Richard Cassidy Jr. will receive Exchange award Logansport banker Richard W. Cassidy, Jr., is this year's recipient of the Book of Golden Deeds awarded by the Logansport Evening Exchange Club for community service. He will be honored at a banquet April 11. Cassidy's achievements include serving as the past president of the Cass County Family Y and chairman of the 1985 capital fund drive, president of the board of trustees of the Logansport-Cass County library, chairman of the board of the Logansport Economic Development Corp. and heading up its capital fund drive, president of the Logansport Elementary School Building Corp. and the Memorial Hospital Building Corp., 10-year member of the Salvation Army Board and trea- surer of the Memorial Hospital Building Corp. He also has served as past board member and vice chairman of Cass County United Way, a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men and alumni admission representative, a member of the Logansport City Plan Commission, past president of the Logansport Rotary Club and a member of the Logansport Advisory Council of Indiana University at Kokomo, where he also served on the business school advisory committee and the Chancellor's task force on the business school. He has played percussion in the Logansport Civic Players orchestra for 16 years and is an expert calligrapher. He was the 1986 winner of the Frank McHale award for LEDF. He is the president of Security Federal Savings Bank. He is a graduate of Wabash College and graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law. Fred Sabatini will be the master of ceremonies for the banquet, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Amber's restaurant, U.S. 24W. The featured speaker will be Rev. Maurice Miller, 1.984 reci- penl of the award. He was pastor of the former St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church from 1972 to 1984 and is now serving at St. Patrick's Church, Kokomo. While in Logansport, he was active in the Cass County Mental See Deeds— Page 13 Rev. Maurice Miller will be speaker at banquet Jackson, Dukakis Winners D Richard Gephardt was finishing a distant third casting even more doubt on whether he will abandon his candidacy A ssocia ted Press Dukakis addresses union members in Grand Rapids on day of caucuses while wife, Kitty, watches Speakes Harsh In New Book DThe former White House spokesman says Nancy Reagan is "likely to stab you in the back" WASHINGTON (AP) - Getting President Reagan ready for a news conference was "like reinventing the wheel," says former White House press spokesman Larry Speakes in a gossipy new book, portions of which were published Saturday. Some tidbits from the book entitled "Speaking Out" by Speakes and Washington writer Robert Pack, were included in the April 4 edition of U.S. News & World Report. Despite the difficulties preparing the president for news conferences, Speakes describes him as a super guy, according to the magazine. But Nancy Reagan is "likely to stab you in the back" when stirred up, while daughter Maureen is a "punch-you-in- the-nose type" who is "to the right of Attila the Hun," the book says. In a generous sprinkling of criticism, Speakes describes former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger as "a whiny type ... the loosest of cannons, the baddest boy," while Vice President George Bush is called "the perfect 'yes' man" who "tried to avoid taking a portfolio." Robert McFarlane, the former national security adviser who pleaded guilty to criminal charges in connection with the Iran-Contra affair, is "one of the most bizarre characters I've met, ' ' Speakes writes. Speakes says Marine Lt. Col. See Speakes Page 13 DETROIT (AP) - Michael Dukakis conceded that Jesse Jackson won Michigan's primary-like caucuses Saturday, even as the vote count showed them in a tight race. For Richard Gephardt, third place meant the end was near for his presidental campaign. Jackson ran strong across the state, where he had campaigned hard to big enthusiastic crowds. Even without substantial reports from his Detroit stronghold, he was just about even with the Massachusetts governor. "It looks as if the Rev. Jackson has won the popular vote in Michigan. I congratulate him for that," Dukakis said in Milwaukee at a party dinner. "I don't think I did very well in Michigan." For Gephardt, the "Michigan miracle" did not happen. Aides had said the Missouri congressman probably would withdraw from the presidential race and file for re-election to his House seat if he did poorly in Michigan. "He's going to go home, meet with his family Sunday and look at the numbers. He'll have something to say Monday," said Gephardt spokesman ALi Webb. With returns from 45 percent of the voting sites, the two front-runners were almost even — Dukakis 26,837 for 39 percent and Jackson had 26.512 votes for 38 percent. Gephardt had 11,757, or 17 percent, Sen. Paul Simon of Illinois had 2,140 for 3 percent and Sen. Albert Gore Jr. of Tennessee had 2,0.% for 3 percent. Neither man put significant resources into the state. Jackson's strongest areas — in Detroit — were only beginning to come in. The first precinct in the See Michigan— Page 13 Winamac House Fire Believed Arson By ELIZABETH BROCKET! Winamac Bureau WINAMAC - Arson is suspected as the cause of a fire that gutted a two-story house in Winamac early Saturday morning. The Winamac Fire Department responded to the alarm at 6:45 a.m. and found flames shooting out of the windows of the home at 417 S. Riverside Drive. The home is owned by Robert Henley of Sylmar, Calif., but has been rented to Judy Weinburg. According to a neighbor, Weinburg and her two children are vacationing. Bill Wise of the Winamac Police Department said that when he arrived at the scene, everything was charred, but it appeared that someone had gained entry to the home by forcing the back door. He said a state fire marshal's office investigator would have to determine if the door was actually Fire photo— page 13 forced open. Weinburg reported that a swastika had been spray painted on the north side of the house on Dec. .31, 1987. Wise said if the fire was caused by arson, the two events possibly could be related, but it is too soon to speculate on a possible link. Winamac Assistant Fire Chief Jim Hauser said he has a "very strong suspicion" that arson was the cause of the fire. Hauser said the house was a total loss. What wasn't burned by the fire was badly damaged by smoke, he said. Winamac Town Marshal Don Stigen said his department is approaching the fire as an arson case. Rick Grisel, an Indiana State Police crime scene technician, will be working with the Winamac police to determine the cause. An investigator from the state fire marshal's office is expected to arrive early this week to conduct an investigation. Officers from the Winamac Police Department will be meeting with people in the neighborhood to discuss the fire. Firemen worked approximately two hours to extinguish the See Fire- Page 13

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