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STORE A new sporting goods store will fill part of the former HomeBase building in Salem. Business 83 "'?6rge games TRAILS Powell Butte Park in Portland offers biking, hiking and horse trails in the city. Life ID Mostly sunny today and a little warmer than Thursday. Mostly clear tonight. Turning warmer Saturday. Complete report on IOC St i ia 24-nour Aavomuro hscg Life1D (POTTiaiiHi Friday July 5, 2002 50 CENTS SERVING OREGON'S CAPITAL AND THE MID-VALLEY WEATHER 7T 73 E3 Tournal Cantina loses its liquor license The owner of the Latino dance club expects to appeal. BY ALAN GUSTAFSON Statesman Journal The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has revoked a beer and wine license for La Gran Cantina, effective 7 a.m. Sunday. But the action may not end a long-running battle between state regulators and Michael Spiotti, operator of the Salem dance club that is a popular spot for the Latino community. Salem attorney Kevin Lafky, representing Spiotti, is seeking to overturn the agency's decision by appealing to the Oregon Court of Appeals. "We've got every expectation that this will be overturned on appeal," he said. The appeal could take months or years. Meanwhile, Lafky has asked the 0LCC to grant a stay of its liquor license cancellation. If granted, that would allow the club to keep serving beer and wine until the appeal is resolved. Ken Palke, a spokesman for the OLCC, said agency SEE LICENSE 3A DftTEttNE Census: Running water still luxury MOUNT WILLING, Ala. Several times a day, Gen-nie McMeans fills a bucket with water from the spigot outside his plywood house, hauls it to the kitchen and heats it on the stove. McMeans, 73, is one of a shrinking number of Americans who still have no indoor plumbing, according to Census 2000 data. Nationwide, about 50,000 fewer households ' lacked complete plumbing in 2000 than in 1990. Story, 4A Car explosion kills Palestinian JERUSALEM A car explosion Palestinians blamed on Israel killed a senior militia leader in the Gaza Strip on Thursday night hours after Israeli officials said nearly all of the most-wanted terrorism suspects in the West Bank had been arrested or killed. The Israeli army refused to comment. Israel generally has acknowledged only highly visible killings, such as missile strikes on cars. Story, 8A Salem may help voters pamphlet The Salem City Council has offered to pay for its share of a countywide voters pamphlet if that would save the publication. Cash-strapped Marion County axed the guide last month to save an estimated $45,000. The city's large number of ballot measures has weighed heavily on the county's costs. Story, 1 C lliifl Ml A guard fatally shoots the man, identified as an Egyptian national. BY RYAN PEARSON The Associated Press LOS ANGELES A gunman opened fire Thursday at the Los Angeles International Airport, killing two people at an Israel airlines ticket counter before he was shot dead by a security guard, authorities said. The gunman was identified as Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, 41, a resident of Irvine, Calif., who came to the United States from Egypt 10 years ago, the FBI announced late Thursday after an all-day investigation. The man also goes by the last name Ali, the FBI said. Authorities were searching a townhome in Irvine, in Orange County southeast of Los Angeles, late Thursday. The suspect walked into the terminal carrying a .45-caliber handgun, 9 mm handgun and a 6-inch knife, Iden said. Four others were injured, authorities said. Thousands were evacuat ed from the international terminal, although the Federal Aviation Administration said domestic arrivals and departures operated normally. Late Thursday, a bomb squad went to a parking garage at the terminal to inspect a car thought to belong to the gunman, Los Angeles police spokesman Jason Lee said. The garage was evacuated. The shootout happened with security on high alert around the United States for a possible terrorist attack on July 4t. It sent passengers ducking be hind counters and hiding in offices. Israel's foreign ministry blamed terrorists, but didn't offer evidence to support the claim. The suspect approached a person at the counter and opened fire just before noon, said Alex Baez, a police spokesman. An El Al security guard fatally shot the gunman, police said. Dr. David Parkus, a trauma surgeon from Texas, said he was at the Singapore Airlines counter when he heard a rapid SEE SHOOTING 3A ; . fj y H ' I f t-ni. u vl JOHN LOK The Associated Press PRAYER: Travelers pray Thursday near the Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport after a shooting at the ticket counter of Israel's El Al Airlines. Family Sherry Eyerly disappeared while delivering pizzas. BY TRACY LOEW Statesman Journal Dust rises as Steve Eyerly bumps down a wooded back road near Salem's Min to-Brown Island Park. He slows, but doesn't stop, then circles back to a small clearing where a metal cross reflects the midday sun. Eyerly places a pot of flowers at the base, then steps back and searches for something to say. But the words won't come. Choking back sobs, he dashes back to his car and drives away. For years, Eyerly avoided this place. On Thursday he came to mark an anniversary. It was July 4, 1982 20 years ago when Eyer-ly's 18-year-old daughter, Sherry, disappeared from this isolated spot, where she had been sent to deliver a pizza. As the months turned into years, Sherry's family realized there was little chance that she was still alive. But they clung to the hope that her body would someday be found and her abductor identified. After two decades, that MEM02UL MARKS SITE OF 18-YEAH OLD S 1932 DISAPPEARANCE 's loss fresh 20 years later Eyerly p.v .. . . ' Mp , '-iV 'y ( l M lXt " k f'-Stt TIMOTHY J. GONZALEZ Statesman Journal REMEMBERING: Linda Eyerly Tunnell visits the memorial for her daughter, Sherry Eyerly, who disappeared from this spot along Faragut Street S while delivering a pizza on July 4, 1982. Sherry had graduated from Sprague High School before her disappearance. hope is waning. Despite the efforts of police and private investigators, two dowsers, divers, search dogs, a psychic and multiple airings of an appearance on "Unsolved Mysteries," there still are no answers. Police said their best hope of finding a culprit died when lead suspect Darrell J. Wilson hanged himself hours after being questioned about the case. They also said whoever did it likely was not alone. The family thinks that accomplice may be around still. Sherry's mother, Linda Eyerly Tunnell, said she doesn't want to know what happened the visions that haunted her sleep for a decade after Sherry vanished were awful enough. But she wants to know why. And as she stares at her daughter's memorial, marking the spot where her Domino's delivery car was found with its lights on and motor running, Tunnell can't keep her mind from wandering back to that dark night 20 years ago. "I can just imagine her out here..., "she says. Sherry had just graduated from Sprague High SEE EYERLY 2A rV3 l (Mir ra IS 1 ' k 1 M '1 i i plastic playpiie w Q.i ll. Oil From lounge chairs to aecKs ana even grass, plastic invades our backyards. Coming Saturday In Life V & Find dates human species An ancient skull may alter ideas on evolution. BY PAUL RECER The Associated Press WASHINGTON Three groups of early humans may have migrated from Africa and perhaps lived in Eurasia about 1.7 million years ago, say researchers who uncovered a primitive skull and other fossils in . the Republic of Georgia. "We may have three distinct groups together at one site at the same time, 1.7 million years ago," said Reid Ferring, an archaeological geologist from the University of North Texas. Two years ago, Fer-ring's group stunned experts with the discovery of two skulls that were dated at 1.7 million years old, making them the oldest human ancestral fossils found outside of Africa, thought to be where humans first evolved. Be-ore that discovery, it was thought that a more advanced human species first left Africa about a million years ago. The first two skulls were said to be like the early Homo erectus or Homo ergaster and dated at about 1.8 million years. The new skull's brain pan is about 25 percent smaller and appears to be more primitive, said Ferring. For the first time, Ferring said, there is a possibility that these species were together at the same place and time. Milford Wolpoff of the University of Michigan was skeptical, saying that the small skull may be from a youngster that was still growing. Nation shows pride for 4th Patriotic fervor is up from years past because of Sept. 11. BY CATHY BURKE The Associated Press Five hundred immigrants became Americans during a ceremony at Walt Disney World by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, "especially under God." Thousands of parade-watchers in Michigan sang "America the BeautifuL" A Yankee Doodle Pops concert-goer in Iowa showed up with dyed red and blue hair. 4 Inside CRASH: Four people die when a small plane crashes during a July 4th event. 2A PRESIDENT: Bush sends a patriotic and religious message. 6A LOCAL: Several Mid-Valley communities show their spirit. 1C From sea to shining sea, Americans gathered Thursday for parades and fireworks, displaying more than the usual July Fourth patriotic fervor because of another significant date: Sept 11. "The anniversary of America's independence is a day for gratitude and a day of celebration," President Bush told 8,000 people who crowded into a Ripley, W.Va., courthouse square to hear his address on the nation's 226th birthday. The celebrations took on special meaning in New York City, where the annual Macy"s fireworks display paid special tribute to victims and heroes of Sept 11 even as security tightened around the event, as well as landmarks and transportation hubs. "It's breathtaking. It's wonderful. It's beautiful, like gold pouring from the sky," Lois Fontana, of Staten Island, said as the last fireworks sputtered out "Take that and stick it in your hat Mr. bin Laden!" Before marching in the SEE FOURTH 2A Inside Crossword ,.3,6D Movies 3D Bridge 5E Editorials 8C Nation 4A Business 8B Field Report ,.7B Obituaries 4C Classified 1E Horoscope ....6D TV 3D Comics 7D Lottery 2C World 7A The latest Associated Press headlines from the national and international fronts, plus the top stories in business and sports, are updated throughout the day at Subscriber services: (503)399-6622 Classified ads: (503) 399-6789 Visit ua Would you like to attend a Statesman Journal news meeting? They're held 10-10:45 a.m. weekdays. Call (503) 399-6708 to arrange your visit. ll nomlln'7nil ll40901"07401 A Gannett newspaper 2002 Printed on recycled paper. 4 Vol. 151. No. 100 ,3 m f mwmumz filth s lit .'nv le,l HOME CENTER 378-173 Ma Pvumt NC CaM MHrm (Ut) ITVim - -J w 1 ift i JAM I 'llrfii 1 JLiuJiiiii in) I J,

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