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V7 Oil K California 20, Oregon 3 USC 56, Oregon Stato 7 Nnnmfi 34. Tenn. 29 UCLA 25, Washington 22 Geography Awareness Week is about much more than maps A A caiesniafi ou Snnrlav Nnupmher 1 1 100.0 iiiai Salem, Oregon Sunday, November 1 1 , 1990 $1.00 n r i i j v n In) IJMUt Qff ',- Katie Francke struggles with death that took more than brother-in-law By Steven P. Jackson The Statesman Journal. ' More than 'once, even in death Michael Francke would try to help re solve the mystery of his murder, according to Katie Francke. , : ; -;, :; But there wer no immediate recurrences of the event of Jan.. 18. 19891 when Katie Francke said that her mur- - . Michael Francke dered brother-in-law appeared to her in the kitchen of her Port Charlotte, Fla., home. , Now, one year and eight months later, Katie js worried that even with all of the other bizarre twists and turns of the most extensive murder investiga. tion in Oregon Jjistory, people will think that she's insane for her recolleo tions of afterlife appearances by Michael Francke. Still, the apparitions are as real to her as Francke's Jan. 17, 1989, stabbing death. And those events are not the only aspects of the murder and its af termath that still wait for an explanation. For Katie Francke, the past two years represent more than the loss of the brother-in-law she loved. The time gone by represents the obsession that ruined her marriage, doomed her family's business, almost resulted in her own death, and left her alone. Her husband, Kevin, left her in August to take up his own investigation in Oregon. Three thousand miles away in Port Charlotte, Katie has had to deal with Turn to Francke, Page 2A Part two of sister-in-law's story of Francke case This Is the second of a three-part series about the murder of Oregon Corrections Director Michael Francke and Its aftermath; it is told in large part through the experiences of Katie Francke, the wife of Kevin Francke. He is a brother of the slain man. In yesterday's Installment, Katie said Michael Francke told her shortly before his death that he had uncovered criminal activities and was preparing to go before the Oregon Legislature to, in his words, "clean house." She also described how the news of his death came to Kevin and Katie, as well as the first Indications that something might be amiss with the ensuing investigation. Saturday's story ended with an apparition of Michael Francke appearing to Katie as she stood alone In her kitchen the day after the murder. She says the apparition told her that a certain corrections official was Involved in the killing. Veterans in Albany show pride Crowd cheers annual parade f' By Laurel Thompson The Statesman Journal ALBANY - Frank Groves was wounded twice during World War I while serving as a message runner in France. Groves, 93, says he's proud to be a veteran. "it be- Vets react comes more . .. , thrilling to to war threat me as the in the gulf years go on," p 1Q he said. 3 On Sat- amm"' urday, Groves dressed in his World War I uniform sat at the viewing stand and watched marching bands, floats, color guards and veterans groups march in Albany's 39th annual Veterans Day parade, one of the largest in the country. Crowds that were three-people deep on some sidewalks cheered as veterans from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War marched through downtown Albany. For some veterans, the admiration and support from spectators was an overdue homecoming. When members of the Vietnam Veterans of America started on the 2-mile parade route, there were about 15 marchers in the group. jjj -J I i ,3 m Mr i i. - ' ' - : , '" Gerry LewinStatesman Journal Frank Groves, 93, wears his World War I uniform Day parade from the viewing stand. The parade is while watching Albany's 39th annual -Veterans , one of the largest in the country. By the time they reached the end of the route near the Linn County Courthouse, more than 20 Vietnam veterans had joined them. ' "It's the homecoming we didn't get," Don Colvin, a member of the Salem chapter of the veterans group, saidj Joining the parade when spec tators showed support was part of the healing process for some Vietnam veterans, Colvin said. Others were thinking of future veterans the military personnel serving in the Middle East. "It gets you choked up," Cor-vallis resident Shelly Seaman said as she watched the parade march down Second Avenue. Watching the veterans brought out pride in her country, Seaman said. The parade was part of the National Veterans Day Celebration, which was organized by the Linn County Veterans' Council. It is one of eight official Veterans Day celebrations in the country. . ; u si '0 The Associated Press Secretary of State James A. Baker III on Saturday claimed success in his mission to shore up the anti-Iraq coalition. Meanwhile, the Baghdad government accused the United States of dragging its allies toward a war they did not want. Baker flew back to Washington after a weeklong round of diplomacy that ended with talks in Paris. After meeting with French President Francois Mitterrand, he expressed satisfaction with the state of the alliance that came together after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's troops seized Kuwait on Aug. 2. "We believe we are totally united," Baker said. "We have built a consensus; we have increased the pressure on Saddam Hussein." But "we must heighten the pressure further. Indeed, we have to lay the foundation for the use of force should that become necessary. Clearly, one way to do that is to get ready militarily." After the Paris meeting, it was still unclear whether the French would be willing to fight Iraq. France has sent 13,000 troops to the Persian Gulf region. Mitterrand's spokesman, Hubert Vedrine, said the French presi- More inside Iraq trip threatens unity Page 8A Officers ready for war Page 9A Marines celebrate Page 11A dent told Baker that France's position consists of the strict application of U.N. Security Council resolutions. Those resolutions have included the economic sanctions against Iraq, a call for the unconditional withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait and the demand that all foreign hostages be freed. In other developments: A U.S. serviceman died from a gunshot wound to the head from another Marine's M16 rifle, military officials said Saturday. The Marine, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, was shot Friday while sleeping, and an investigation was under way. The dead Marine, a member of the 3rd Marine Regiment based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, was the 46th serviceman to die in Operation Desert Shield. Eugene Republican Campbell chosen to be speaker of Oregon House By Scott McFetridge The Statesman Journal After four terms as minority leader, Eugene Republican Larry Campbell on Saturday was elected speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives. Campbell, who has served in the House since 1979, will become the first Republican speaker in 20 years. He will lead a Republican Caucus that outnumbers House The Republican Caucus elected Larry Campbell Campbell speaker on the first ballot during a Saturday afternoon meeting. Campbell said school financing would be the domi- l , I naht issue facing legislators, especially in light of voters' approval of Ballot Measure 5, which will sharply cut government revenue from property taxes. Howeve-, he refused to immediately call for a sales tax, as Democratic Gov.-elect Barbara Roberts has proposed. Campbell said the matter had to be studied. "We're really concerned that someone will rush down the road and jump off the cliff by way of a new tax," he said. Campbell said legislators must seek ways to increase the efficiency of state government and reduce costs before they ask voters to approve a sales tax. The Republican Caucus also filled two other positions Saturday. Rep. Greg Walden of Hood River, who served his first term in the House in 1989, was named majority leader, and Bill Markham of Riddle will be speaker pro-tem. Negative ads dominated Oregon politics By Shawn Wirtz The Statesman Journal As the blur of campaign rallies, speeches and political ads fades away, one theme stands out in the 1990 elections: The negative advertising that dominated several Oregon races. From governor, Congress and the U.S. Senate down to local legislative campaigns, negative attacks seemed to replace issues as the dominant themes. In the U.S. Senate race, Sen. Mark Hatfield felt political neophyte Harry Lonsdale breathing down his neck after a summer of ads attacking Hatfield for his positions on abortion, timber and campaign finance reform. Hatfield had to abandon his usual lofty approach to campaigning and dish out some dirt of his own. He publicized a let ter Lonsdale had written urging leniency for the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and said Lonsdale dumped toxic pollutants near his Bend business. The governor's race also was dominated by negative advertising. Although Democrat Barbara Roberts managed to avoid most of the political fallout, Turn to Campaign, Page 3A Inside Nation INJUNCTION UPHELD A federal appeals court upholds an injunction barring Cable News Network from broadcasting audio tapes of Manuel Noriega.6ANa-tion MAGELLAN ENDS VACA- XION The Magellan spacecraft began "mapping the surface of Venus again after a two-week hiatus. 6A Nation Weather PARTLY SUNNY High near 60. Back Page World Mikhail Gorbachev TRIP ENDS Mikhail Gorbachev ends his trip to Germany with no clear answer to his request for economic aid. 12AWor1d Life STREET OF DREAMS Times Square in New York, though changing, is still the place where dreams are made.4B Travel Local BUNION BOOTH? Bob Kennedy (right) wants to turn a large redwood bunion into a phone booth in Brownsville. 1CLocal Sports : TO ,U p lj r.L' f WILLAMETTE FALLS Lewis & Clark's Dan Ruhl accounts for 277 yards in a victory I against Willamette. 1E Sports Business COPING WITH CHANGES A state legislative committee wants to get more help from the federal government for timber workers. 1FBusiness n MILLIONS MORE? Investigators in the Michael Milken case say that the junk bond king's wealth may be millions of dollars greater than the amounts already disclosed. 1FBusiness Coming Tomorrow BANKRUPTCY Some people have trouble handling their credit cards and often have to file for bankruptcy. Money Matters Index NewsA Northwest3A Nation4, 6A Wash., D.C.7A World1 2A Weather1 6 A LifeB Milestones2B Travel4B Horoscope3B Movies7B LocalC Region2C ClassifiedD Crossword5D SportsE Scores2E NFL5E High schools6E BusinessF Your money1 F IdeasG Opinion2, 3Q Books4, 5G Copyright 1990 The Statesman Journal Vol. 139, No. 229, 26 Sections, 480 Pages A Gannett Newspaper Some portions of the Statesman Journal are printed on recycled paper.

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