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SPORTS LIVING MS'.- Wr paper Shelburne Museum is sprucing up some of its deteriorating works of art, ID fielBuriin Hall of Fame: Tennessee 38 Fiesta: Syracuse 26 Boston College 23 .. Colorado 22 Cotton: Notre Dame 28 Rose: Michigan 38 ' Texas A&M 3 Washington 31 Citrus: Georgia 21 Orange: Florida State 27 Ohio State 14 Nebraska 14 Blockbuster: Stanford 24 Sugar: Alabama NA Penn State 3 Miami NA Aging Saturday, January 2, 1993 6 Vermont 's Newspaper 35 cents, five news sections ni o o Bush vows Somalia support lOllliDO to From wire reports BAIDOA, Somalia President Bush jumped into a foxhole with Marines on Friday and reached out to 700 Somali children chanting his name, declaring that the United States won't leave "these good ... people in the lurch." Bush traveled by helicopter and heavily armored personnel carrier to see first-hand the misery of the Somali people and the Americans who had come to help them. While Bush visited Baidoa, clan fighting erupted anew on the outskirts of Mogadishu. A minor faction unsuccessfully tried to seize a compound full of tanks and artillery from one of the country's main warlords. Bush seemed to make indirect reference to the continuing violence and to promise that Somalia would not be permitted to sink back into anarchy. "We're not going to leave the people naked here," he said after returning to Mogadishu from Baidoa. "There's going to be a follow-on force and it's all being worked out now." "I have a lot to look forward to, a lot to be grateful for," Bush said, reflecting on his four years in office. "It's been a wonderful ride." Bush wished the troops a happy New Year as he hopped into a foxhole on the outskirts of this town in Somalia's famine belt. At an orphanage in Baidoa earlier, more than 700 children chanted "Welcome Bush" and clapped their hands throughout the half-hour visit. Bush offered his hand to some children at the orphanage, patting some on the head, hoisting one smiling child into the air and wrapping another in a bear hug. "It's a wonderful, wonderful mission of mercy," said Bush, wearing a necklace of orange and purple flowers tossed around his neck by a relief worker. At one time, 50 children a day were dying at the orphanage, but this week none had died, workers said. mmSSBSSSmBSmBlf. DOUtt MILLS, rif Associated Press President Bush peers from a light-armored vehicle Friday after visiting an orphanage in Baidoa. As clan fighting continued in Mogadishu, Bush promised that the United States would not abandon Somalia and "leave the people naked." Bowl games dish out football action nVermonters spend New Year's Day feasting on favorites By Akl Soga Free Press Staff Writer While some people were recovering from the excesses of New Year's Eve, others ventured out on the first day of the year to take in the college football bowl games. Scott Smith and Bill Payne, both 24, dove into a full day of football at 1 p.m., sitting down with a hamburger lunch before the bank of television , screens at Bambino's restaurant and bar in Burlington. "Takes us back to high school," Payne said as he watched Texas A&M and Notre Dame clash in the Cotton Bowl. The Burlington residents said they played on the Burlington High School football team that went 9-0 in 1986. Roger Williams, 58, stopped in at Bambino's on his way back to Montreal from a night in Stowe. "They're all fun to watch," he said of bowl games. Williams picked Texas A&M over Notre Dame but said he liked rooting for the underdog from Indiana. No. 5 Notre Dame defeated No. 4 Texas A&M, 28-3. Ellen Jernberg, 36, of Gilsum, N.H., sat at Bambino's bar with her husband, Ralph, 37, but her eyes were not on the game. "This is more my husband's thing," she said. "We came up here for a getaway weekend. I'm having fun being out." Ralph Jernberg, who owns a sporting goods shop, said he planned to limit himself to two or three New Year's bowl games,, with time reserved for sightseeing. zar. -ai. v.- urn t !5 .2" - V '- v . - - - ( ( - ) L J ft t . .. . AOAM NKI RIESNER, rcc rra Scott Smith (left) and Bill Payne, both of Burlington, watch the Cotton Bowl on ' the big-screen TV at Bambino's in Burlington on Friday afternoon. n It was all roses for Michigan after beating Washington The Associated Press The bloom was off the Rose, although that did nothing to dim the luster of Tyrone Wheatley's performance. Wheatley scored on runs of 56, 88 and 24 yards and rushed for 235 yards, an electrifying performance that helped the Wolverines finally win a big game instead of settling for a tie. The 38-31 victory over Washington helped salve some of the disappointment after Michigan (9-0-3) had to settle for draws against Notre Dame, Illinois and Ohio State. With 5'i minutes left, Michigan was looking at another tie, but Elvis Grbac completed a 1 5-yard TD pass to Tony McGee that Washington (9-3) was unable to overcome. "The only thing that Michigan wanted to do was to sing 'The Victors' in Pasadena," coach Gary Moeller said. In other bowls, it was Notre Dame 28, Texas A&M 3 in the Cotton; Tennessee 38, Boston College 23 in the Hall of Fame; Georgia 21, Ohio State 14 in the Citrus; Stanford 24, Penn State 3 in the Blockbuster, and Syracuse 26, Colorado 22 in the Fiesta. With Wheatley sidelined for the entire fourth quarter because of back spasms, Michigan rode the arm of Grbac, who completed 1 7 of 30 passes for 175 yards. Mark Brunell, who quarterbacked Washington past Michigan two years ago at Pasadena and was a reserve in the Huskies' 34-14 pounding of the Wolverines last Jan. 1, hit 18 of 30 for 308 yards and two TDs in a losing effort. Inside 1992 was third-deadliest year in Vt. Bank failures drop to seven-year low Bank and savings association failures dropped to a seven-year low in 1 992. But some private analysts see 1992 as the eye of a financial hurricane rather than the end of the storm that soaked financial iiisiituiions tiuuugh the inio-and late 1980s. Story, Page 5A Volume 166, No. 2 Weather Partly sunny, flurries, high 15-20. Tonight fair, lows zero to 5. Regional forecast, 8A Index Classified-Comics 6C 4D Crossword 8C Deaths 2B Ann Landers 4D Home 1E Livincj 1 D Money 5A Movies-Nation- 2D 2A Opinion 6A Sports 1C TV listings 3D Vermont 1 B Washington 2A World 2A Resolution rate high for year's homicides By Mike Donoghue Free Press Staff Writer Kelly Baer, 34, was found stabbed to death in her North Street home in Burlington on May 19. A Car uiiven by Cheryl jesso Lunna, 42, of Rochester was intentionally forced off the road in Bethel late April 26 or early April 27. Her overturned car was found in two to three feet of water off Camp Brook Road. The cases, which occurred three weeks and 50 miles apart, have one thing in common: They are the only unsolved cases among Vermont's 20 homicides in 1992. The 18 others were resolved either by criminal charges' being filed, a ruling that the death was accidental, or by calling for a grand jury to determine whether charges should be filed. Records show that 1992 tied with 1980 as the third-deadliest year in Vermont. The 26 homicides in 1991 exceeded the previous state record of 22 deaths in 1978. State officials say a combination of factors led to the resolution of a high percentage of homicides during 1992. "A lot of the cases were domestic related and not whodunits," said State Police Maj. of the uniform division. "The bad news is a large number are domestic-related; the good news is that arrests are often made in Kelly Baer those cases." State police have increased initial emphasis on homicides in recent years, said Capt. Kerry Meeper, tne department's chief criminal investigator. During the past few years, when a homicide was reported in one of the six state police districts, almost all detectives from the area were assigned to the case, Sleeper said. They were then sup- Vt. homlcldOG -The number of Vermont homicides from 1978 to 1992, according to the Vermont Crime Information Center: 197t22 1986 16 1979 12 mi is i 19S0 2(X - . - m 19S1 161 JmZ In 1982 HO 10 1983 r 1,1 ' 1990-- 14 1984ir 11991 26 1985 19 , 1992-120 1992 homicides, 8A plemented by experienced state police detectives from other districts, he said. Sleeper said that technique was important in solving some of the 1992 homicides. Sleeper said the investigative success in 1992 has allowed police to concentrate on unresolved killings from pre-r See HOMICIDES, 8A Neighbors say couple was overprotective Children left home alone were rarely seen outside The Associated Press ST. CHARLES, 111. David and Sharon Schoo lived in a comfortable, Tudor-style suburban home with a pool, swings and a child's playhouse in the back yard. However, daughters Nicole, 9, and Diana, 4, were rarely seen outside and were often believed to live elsewhere, neighbors say. "We were always saying 'Where's the kids?' " said Toni Potts, who lives next door to the Schoos. "They would be driving off to go somewhere, and we never saw the kids." The Schoos were arrested Monday for leaving their children home alone while they vacationed for nine days in Aca-pulco, Mexico. They face felony charges of child abandonment and cruelty to children and misdemeanor charges of child endangerment. A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday. Neighbors say the Schoos seemed withdrawn almost reclusive in the close-knit, 12-home community in an unincor-porated area outside St. Charles, where the doors are unlocked Sharon Schoo during the day and people socialize regularly. They say David Schoo, a 45-year-old engineer with a smoke-alarm company, waited until well after dark before cutting the grass and Sharon Schoo, 35, rarely spoke to neighbors, even when they said hello first. "I had my baby and was taking it over to see my best friend when I saw Mrs. Schoo out front," Potts said Thursday. "I turned the baby carriage around to show her the baby, since we had spoken once or twice when I was pregnant. But when she saw me coming, she dropped her rake, turned around and ran into the house." Neighbors say Nicole waited for the school bus at the edge of her driveway instead of standing with other children at the designated bus stop. Many neighbors said they didn't even know the Schoos had a second child. "We always thought they were peculiar," said Connie Stadetmann, who lives across the street. It was to Stadelmann's home that the girls ran Dec. 21 after a smoke alarm went off in their home. The children were placed in the custody of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The state has placed them into a foster home pending Tuesday's hearing. - v i David Schoo mm ' i. 1 ! ..r

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