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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Sunday, March 27, 1988 Page Fire Associated Press Five people died when this car was hit by a freight train in Indianapolis Car Loses Race With Train; 5 Die Winamac Fire Arson is suspected in the blaze that destroyed a house on Riverside Drive in Winamac early Elizabeth Brocket!/Pharos-Tribune Saturday morning. The family living in the residence was not at home at the time the fire started. Story on page 1 today. Continued From Page I blaze. They were called back a short time later when the fire rekindled. The fire had been reported by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Doty. The Dotys had been driving by Winamac Town Park when they saw smoke. Speakes- Continued From Page 1 Oliver North, a former National Security Council aide who has been indicted in the Iran-Centra affair, is not a favorite of Mrs. Reagan's, even though her husband has referred to him as recently as Friday as a "hero." The first lady is said to have quipped, "Not funny, sonny," while watching North banter during a television interview. Speakes left the White House in February 1987 to accept a communications position with Merrill Lynch in New York. A car-train accident at an Indianapolis railroad crossing Saturday left five people dead and wreckage strewn for half a mile, police said. The driver of the car was identified as David P. Tibbetts, 40. He was carrying an Ohio driver's, but he had an Indianapolis address, police said. The other victims — two young children and two women — were not identified immediately, police said. The 75-car freight train was traveling at 38 mph when the accident occurred just north of 34th Street and Arlington Avenue about 5:40 a.m., police said. Robert Burch, 59, who was operating the train to Columbus, Ohio, said that when he saw the car approach the track he "flattened the wheels" in an effort to stop. However, the train was unable to come to a complete stop for another half-mile, police said. "He (Burch) saw the car coming and thought it was going to make it," Indianapolis Police Officer Mary Choate said. "He thought the car speeded up and was going to make it, but they tied." The impact was so great that the car "compacted" and the Deeds floorboard was torn out, dropping two of the victims through the bottom of the car, Sgt. Robert L.Wolfe Jr. said. The body of a child who appeared to be about 2 years old was found under the train about 50 feet northeast of Arlington Avenue. A woman's body was found about 100 feet away from the child's, rescue workers said. The bodies of Tibbetts and the two other victims were inside the car, whose front fenders and grill were hooked on a large coupler at the first engine of the three-engine train, authorities said. "This particular intersection is wide open, properly marked with a smooth crossing and a well paved street. The signal is visible for a quarter of a mile — even at night. There are no obstructions," Wolfe said. Wolfe said the driver apparently violated the law because the crossing's warning lights were flashing. "The law says you must stop at the crossing whether a train is coming or not," Wolfe said. "There- is no indication of any brake or skid marks." Authorities did not know where the victims were traveling. Michigan- Continued From Page 1 heavily, black 13th congressional district gave Jackson 1,393 to 165 for Dukakis. In Michigan, the state party was running the vote tally, which slowed after a quick start. And the calculations of each candidate's share of the 138 pledged delegates at stake were even slower and were not expected until late in the evening. Michigan sends 150 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, with 12 of those slots reserved for un- pledged party leaders and elected officials. Before the caucuses, Dukakis held a slim lead nationally in the AP delegate count — holding 548.55 to Jackson' 520.55. Gore had 362.8 delegates, Gephardt 154, Simon 171.5 and uncommitted 354.6. "Michigan, your time has come," Jackson told a cheering crowd Saturday morning at Northern High School in Pontiac. "We've won from Alaska to Alabama, Mississippi to Georgia. ... We've spent the least amount of money. We got the most amount of votes." "We have proved that Jesse Jackson is not an inner city candidate, but a candidate across the state of Michigan," said Joel Ferguson, Jackson's state coordinator. Dukakis talked of the long road ahead after the disappointing Saturday. "We've got lots and lots of contests up ahead. This is a marathon and it's going to continue to be a marathon," Dukakis said. "There's much to do and there are many miles to go." All five Democratic candidates awaited the returns at a party dinner in Wisconsin, the next big battleground state with its April 5 primary. If the news was bad in Michigan, it was good for Dukakis in two other states. He picked up strength in the Iowa county conventions, while Gephardt slipped. Gephardt won the Feb. 8 precinct caucuses there, but he was trailing THE AGENDA Continued From Page 1 Health Association, including serving as president. He was also a member of the board of directors of Four County Counseling Center. He was also a member of the board of Cass County Churches United and a former president of the Cass County Ministerial Association. Tickets for the banquet are still available for $10 per person and can be purchased at Kroeger Funeral Home, Marocco Funeral Chapel and McCloskey-Hamilton Gundrum Funeral Home. They may also be purchased from Frank Callipo, of Cass County Lumber, and James Hume, of First National Bank, or by calling Bob Ayres, 753-4326. MONDAY THE CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS will meet at 9 a.m. for a brief meeting to approve payroll claims. THE SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOL BOARD will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. in the Lewis Cass Library. THE DELPHI SCHOOL BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. in the middle school to walk through the middle school gym project. The board will meet at 8:15 p.m. to hear a report on construction progress and summer building projects. THE EASTERN PULASKI SCHOOL BOARD will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the superintendent's office, 711 School Drive, Winamac. TUESDAY THE KEWANNA TOWN BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday with the Union Township Advisory Board and trustee to discuss park improvements in Kewanna. The meeting will be at the Kewanna Fire Station. WEDNESDAY THE LOGANSPORT BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS AND SAFETY will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Utility Service Board room on the second floor of the city building. Hospital Notes Logansport BIRTHS Michael and Lily Pickens, Lucerne, a daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Jones, Logansport, a son. Mr. and Mrs. James LaTourette, Rt. 4, a daughter. 1 /2 ADMITTED Doris Silance, 2221 Jefferson St. John H. Hoover, 721 Van Buren St. Herman W. Pickens, Rt. 4 DISMISSED Gertrude Connell, Burnettsville Wanda James, 524 W. Miami Ave. Nina C. Millman, 129 Seybold St. Edythe Bender, 1015 20th St. John H. Hoover, 721 VanBuren St. Betty Schodrof, 2308 Smead St. Monticello DISMISSED John Richard Coble, Monticello. Juanita Corson, Monticello. Paul Crook, Delphi. Diane Hunt, Monticello. Sarah McDonald, Monon. Frederick Nelson, Monticello. Evangeline Tucker, Monticello. Peru ADMITTED Karen Applegate, 293 Boulevard. Ronna Ensley, 26 Plaza Dr. Wanda Hollon, 34 Jefferson Ave. Meda Hoover,, 317 Blair Pike. Terry Jones, Macy. Susan McDougle, 475 W. Sixth St. DISMISSED Lavel Burney Jr., 60 E. Ninth St. SelinaFlynn, Wabash. RoyFraling,701 E. Main St. Kathleen Hetzler, 203 E. Sixth St. Corinne Kinzie, Denver. Harriet Lewis, 317 Blair Pike. Dukakis in returns from the county meetings, the next step in the complicated delegate-" selection process. In North Dakota, Dukakis had the edge in the precinct caucuses : there, where the process of picking 15 delegates to the national convention was just beginning. Turnout was higher than expected, especially in Detroit. Michigan state Democratic Party chief Rick Wiener said, "The vote looks heavier than 1984, perhaps substantially heavier." Rochester BIRTHS Jeff and Robin Wideman Beasley, Mentone, are the parents ot a son. Marvin J. and Debby Grimes Davis, Ht. 1, are the parents of a son. ADMITTED Kimberly Bilby, 1115 Pontiac St. William Crider Jr., 1215 Franklin Ave. Freda McCalla, 1530 Audubon Ave. Rina McKee, Leiters Ford. DISMISSED Adam Cheek, Rt. 5. Samuel Dawald, Macy. Harold Rawlins, 1228 Franklin Ave. Jane Reynolds, Rt. 7. Believe in the Easter Bunny. _ Teleflora'sJelly Bean leMium B unny "« Bouquet! Fresh flowers and tasty jelly beans delivered by a plush Easter Bunny. A delightful surprise for all ages that will be kept and cuddled year 'round. We can deliver him locally or send him anywhere across the country. So call or hop on by today. Easter is April 3. This Easter, share the glory. Put all your Easter wishes in one basket. Send the FT1T' Glory ot Sprint;'" Bouquet. Easter Sunday is April }. just call or visit us today. Send the FTD h .stcr Basket Bouquet. Easter Sunday is April }. Just call or visit us tixlav. 1016 PLEASANT HILL 753-5144 \ TAX SHELTERED EARNINGS LOGANSPORT WALTON FDIC GALVESTON

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