The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 17, 1995 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, May 17, 1995
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A6 Wednesday, May 17,1995 The Salina Journal Families want building down TERROR •MTHEH HEARTLAND Implosion leaves chance to get bodies By The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY — Families of two women whose bodies remain entombed in the bombed-out federal building are "extremely distraught" over efforts to delay the building's demolition, a medical official said Tuesday. Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh's attorney, Stephen . Jones, filed a motion in U.S. District Court seeking a 30- day delay of the implosion so he can inspect the site and take pictures and measurements. U.S. Magistrate Ronald Howland did not rule. He previously denied a defense motion for the preservation of all evidence in the case, which would have included all the building's rubble. Brothers sue McNamara for claims on war By The Associated Press EL PASO, Texas — The Bolanos brothers went to Vietnam out of a sense of duty and patriotism, assuming throughout the bloody war that this nation's leaders were acting with a similar commitment to lofty ideals. But with the stroke of a pen, former, defense secretary Robert McNamara has undone those beliefs. Now the four brothers seek retribution through a $100 million lawsuit against McNamara filed Monday in U.S. District Court. "What he has done is the epitome of repugnancy, and it's lamentable that he stands to gain from the misery that he brought upon the true patriots of America," said Rick Bolanos, 44. The Bolanoses' anger stems from McNamara's book, "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam," in which the Vietnam-era defense secretary writes that he knew the war was hopeless. Officials hope they will be able to recover the bodies of Christy Rosas, 22, and Virginia Thompson, 56, once the building is imploded. After speaking with family members, Ray Blakeney, chief of operations for the medical examiner's office, said the families understood the difficulty of removing the bodies, but found the possibility of a delay frustrating. "I'd hate to see that thing sit there another 30 days," Blakeney said of the building. Jones said the delay is important to his client's case. "The government is undertaking to destroy not just certain physical evidence relating to the crime or certain physical evidence relating to the bomb site, but instead what is perhaps the single most important item of evidence in this case, the ... building itself," he said in court papers filed Tuesday. Rosas and Thompson were employees of the federal credit union located on the third floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which was bombed April 19, killing 168 people. The search for bodies was called off after 16 days when officials decided the structure was so unstable that workers were at risk. In other developments Tuesday: • The medical examiner's office positively identified the bodies of three infants pulled from the rubble. DNA tests confirmed the victims were 7-month-old Taylor Eaves, 5-month-old Antonio Cooper, and 3-month-old Gabreon Bruce. • Iowa is sending $100,000 to Oklahoma to help victims of the bombing. The money will come from the state's victim compensation fund under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Terry Branstad. ADVENTURE & TRIVIA GAMES 825-6000 category 4263 Sponsored By: •flRCDonaiQo ^H ^PP ^BBBBWHB^ ^PP ''WP ^HP^I^^^IiWBBBP JIM KNIGHT Life Insurance - Health Insurance Annuity Investments Phone 827-1154 Your Complete Home Health Care Supply Store! •Unit dose respiratory medication program •Sleep Apnea C-PAPS 'Wheelchairs •Oxygen Therapy «Pulmoaides liquid & concentrators Now serving the Salina area. 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