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The Daily I I ' I ' r ' K y V A I I t . i : 'rr i , - 3 Sections 24 pages (o) Keep The I Wreath Green The green lights on this wreath symbolize fire safety in Wood County this holiday season. For every structure fire that occurs in the county between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, one green light will be changed to red. The goal, of course, is to keep the wreath green through your fire safety. There are now 18 red lights. Plombon out of rehab center STANLEY, Wis. (AP) State Rep. David Plombon was released from an in-patient drug treatment program Friday and asked people who have called for his resignation to show mercy, compassion and understanding of addiction. Plombon, 33, said millions of Americans have undergone alcoholism and drug treatment, and he asked if they should all quit their jobs. In Madison, Assembly leaders of both parties sent a letter of reprimand to Plombon Friday afternoon, saying his most recent violation involving drug use "seriously undermines the public trust which exists between citizens and their elected representatives." Record: Scarver threatened others MILWAUKEE (AP) The inmate accused of killing Jeffrey Dahmer beat fellow prisoners, attacked staffers and threatened to kill people, according to prison records released Friday. "I could snap your neck. I could kill you," Christopher J. Scarver told a guard in August 1993. "Do you understand I could snap your neck and kill you? Check my record and see what I do when I don't like someone." Scarver is charged with killing Dahmer and another inmate in November while the three were on a cleaning detail at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage. Authorities say Scarver used a metal bar to beat them to death. Records on Scarver, 25, paint him as profane and disruptive. Espy has quiet last day at work WASHINGTON (AP) Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy spent a quiet final day on the job Friday, saying farewell to supporters who gave him the chair he sat in during Cabinet meetings. Espy, 41, had no public business as he prepared to leave an office he held for two years minus 21 days. Espy resigned in October because of an expanding investigation into his conduct, including gifts of sports tickets, travel and lodging from Tyson Foods Inc. Espy has told associates his plans are uncertain. Today: Periods of light snow, additional accumulations of 1 inch or so by evening, high of 28. Sunday: Snow diminishing by afternoon, another 2 or 3 inches possible, rather breezy, high of 20. V P . Classified 9B Comics SB Community Life.5B Daily Record 2A Editorial 6A Focus 50 Plus....7B Local & Area 2A Sports 1B Weather 8A HOLIDAY WORKOUT: Jacque Skerven warms up with the class Wednesday as they begin a regular class at the Jazzercise Fitness By MYSTIQUE MACOMBER Tribune Staff Writer WIS. RAPIDS Each New, Year, Americans make resolutions, and weight-loss is usually at the top of the list. "Dieting doesn't work," said Lynn Borski, a home economist and co-owner of Jazzercise Fitness Center, 4051 8th St. S. "The diets, weight-loss pills and supplements don't work in the long run. What I encourage people to do, if losing weight is their New Year's resolution, is cross that out and put in regular exercise and healthful eating choices. "Nothing's going to substitute the long-term effects of exercise and healthful eating," Borski said. "Losing weight isn't really a specific goal. Our weight-loss goals are reasonable, believable and specific. One to two pounds a week is a healthful weight loss." Ekahnnieir's deerth Associated Press Jeffrey Dahmer told the judge who sentenced him to 16 consecutive life sentences that he never wanted freedom. "Frankly, I wanted death for myself," Dahmer said at his 1992 sentencing. Dahmer got his wish in November. A fellow inmate found Dahmer alone cleaning a prison locker room and bashed Jeffrey Dahmer his head in with a metal bar, court papers show. Dahmer's murder at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage was voted the top Wisconsin news story of 1994 by newspaper and broadcast members of The Associated Press. Wisconsin's top stories in order: 1 Dahmer, who murdered 17 .boys and young men in a cycle of cannibalism and dismemberment that shocked the world, meets his end Nov. 28. Christopher J. Scarver has been charged with killing Dahmer and Jesse Anderson, who was serving a life term for killing his wife, while the three were on a cleaning detail. He told investigators "the spirit" had come upon him "right there," according to the criminal complaint. 1 iminranmi .1 ir -inraru mutxtnmatumM mtutttrnt--' IT Borski said it's important to "start slowly and give yourself time to see those improvements. Give yourself at least eight to 1 2 weeks.'.' - - She said she discourages stepping on the scale. "To me, stepping on the scale is depressing. A better way "to monitor your progress is taking your inches and checking them at eight- to 12-week intervals, and have your body fat tested. Once you start exercising, you're burning fat, and you're building muscle. Muscle weighs more but takes up less space, and you notice it inches-wise instead of on the scale," Borski said. "It takes a little longer to see the changes on the outside. The changes on the inside start happening right away," she said. "Being overweight increases your risk for a lot of diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease, even some forms of cancer." Exercise and healthy eating strength The 34-year-old Dahmer's crimes were discovered in July 1991 after a would-be victim escaped from the killer's Milwaukee apartment with handcuffs dangling from his wrist. Investigators discovered severed heads in the refrigerator and freezer, skulls in boxes, torsos in acid, an 80-quart industrial kettle and photos of victims in various stages of dismemberment. Dahmer had stored two human hearts and a bicep muscle in his freezer to eat later. Shirley Hughes, whose son was killed by Dahmer, said she had no sympathy for Dahmer. 2 Cora Hundreds of people trample through fields and woods searching for Cora Jones, 12, of Weyauwega, after she vanishes on Labor Day while bicycling near her grandmother's rural Waupaca home. Five days later, the girl is found stabbed and strangled in a ditch about 75 miles away. Convicted sex offender David Spanbauer, 53, of Oshkosh is arrested in Appleton in mid-November after getting tackled by a Combined Locks homeowner who suspects the man of trying to break into his garage. During questioning, Spanbauer says he has murdered three people since being paroled from prison in 1991 Jones, Ronelle Eichstedt, 10, of Ripon, who disappeared Aug. 23, 1992, while bicycling near her home and also was found in a ditch, and Trudi Jeschke, 21, who was shot 1 fi II Esi Daily TribuneSteve Davis Center. Many New Year's resolutions will be to lose the weight put on during the holidays. Slh(orQ)(g Jl ens the heart and other body systems and even reduces stress. Aerobic and weight-bearing exercises are both important, Borski said, like weight- or strength-training. "A lot of programs offer muscle-toning in addition to the aerobic exercise," Borski said, with hand and leg weights or resistance tubing. Even doing pushups is a weight-bearing exercise, she said. "You don't have to have a lot of expensive equipment," she said. "Strength training is a great way to beat the battle of the bulge," Borski said. "There's a direct relationship between our muscle mass and our metabolism. The more muscle mass, the more calories we can consume. "A lot of people think they have to go overboard with exercising to get any effect, but even a little every day helps. Working around the house, walking and yard work all counts." Borski said each person needs to flops siMe sflwies to death July 9 at her Appleton home. Spanbauer is convicted Dec. 8 in the Jones murder, the date that would have been her 13th birthday. In all, Spanbauer pleads guilty or no contest to 18 felonies in five counties. Outagamie County Circuit Judge James Bayorgeon calls Spanbauer "pure evil" and sentences him to consecutive life prison terms for the murders, with no parole eligibility until 2191, then adds the maximum 403 years on the other charges. 3 GOP The GOP picks up five seats held by Democrats to gain a majority in the state Assembly, making the upcoming session the first time since 1970 in which the party will control both houses of the Legislature. Republicans had gained a 17-16 majority in the Senate in 1993 and in November retained that one-vote margin and also gained a 51-48 edge in the Assembly. 4 Oswalds A father and son are charged with murdering a police officer and trying to kill eight others while attempting to flee after robbing a Wales bank. James H. Oswald, 49, of rural Watertown faces a Feb. 13 trial on 16 felony charges in the April 28 holdup at Bank One and earlier robberies at December 31, 1994 Wisconsin Rapids, Wl 50 cents i i 1 ODD find what works best for exercise. "The old saying is exercise aero-bically at last three times a week. It depends on what your goals are. If you are out to change your shape and lose a lot of weight, you're going to have to work harder at it." Borski also encourages alternate plans. With busy schedules, it may not always be possible to make it to a work-out session, so it's necessary to have a back-up plan, like an at-home exercise video or an alternate day to work out. Working out with a friend or family member and listening to music motivates a lot of people, Borski said, and makes exercise more enjoyable. "You're not going to stick with it if you're not enjoying yourself. Start out slowly, and make sure that your plan is believable and realistic for you." Hospital course3 A two credit unions. His son, Theodore, 18, is scheduled for trial in April on the same charges. 5 Hired Killing A teacher's aide is accused of having three high school students kill her husband in exchange for $600, two cars, her wedding and engagement rings and $20,000 from an insurance policy. Borchardt, 40, was shot twice April 13 as he slept in the basement of the couple's Jefferson home. Dianne Borchardt, 45, allegedly gave a 15-year-old, 16-year-old and 17-year-old a map of the house. 6 Freeway Fire A minivan carrying a Chicago minister and his family punctures its gas tank on debris and bursts into flames on a Milwaukee freeway, killing six children and critically injuring their parents. Investigators said the van had hit a 5-by-18-inch hollow piece of steel bracketing for holding mud flaps on trucks. 7 Tommy Thompson On the heels of a strong economy and promoting an agenda that called for reforms in welfare, education and property taxes, Republican Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, 52, easily beats Democrat Chuck Chvala, a state senator, to win re-election to an unprecedented third four-year term. 8 Property Taxes The Legislature and the governor approve taking $1.2 billion in public school operating costs off local property tax rolls by 1997 but do not HZ nn LJ(o OS n o BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) Helicopter pilot Bobby Hall landed back home in Florida on Friday night after 13 tense days of captivity in North Korea, while jubilant residents decked his hometown with yellow ribbons and "Welcome Home Bobby!" signs. The 28-year-old Army chief warrant officer's family joined him on the plane at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa before he emerged onto the tarmac to the cheers of the crowd gathered to greet him. Hall read a statement in which he extended his sympathy to the family of his co-pilot, Chief Warrant Officer David Hilemon, who was killed when their helicopter went down in North Korean territory after crossing the border. In the statement, Hall said he didn't know how the aircraft ended up across the border and said, "if I knew that, we wouldn't have been there." "I really thought we were flying well south of the DMZ. The first time I knew something was wrong was when I heard a loud explosion and the windshield in front of us caved back in on us," Hall said. "The aircraft lost power and started going down. Dave turned to me and the last thing I remember himsaying is, 'Bobby, I've been hit." Hall took no questions from reporters, saying he was looking forward to quiet time after a long trip. "It's great to be back home. I'm looking forward to some family time and hope to get back to my unit and back to flying" he said as his voice broke and tears filled his eyes. Hall arrived in the United States Friday afternoon when his plane made a refueling stop in Alaska before heading to MacDill, about 40 miles from his hometown of Brooksville. Hall's wife, Donna, said she, Hall's two sons, parents and other relatives planned a "very quiet, very private" reunion and celebration. Dozens of townspeople cheered as Hall's family left Friday evening for MacDill. ff '94 Daily TribuneJohn Maniacl DEVASTATION: The tornado aftermath in Big Flats. 1 C Six tornadoes touch lU.down in Adams, Juneau, Green Lake, Eau Claire and Polk counties Aug. 27, killing four people and 192 head of livestock and causing an estimated $9.5 million in damage. immediately decide how to do it. 9 Welfare A bill to eliminate Aid to Families with Dependent Children in Wisconsin by 1999 is passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Tommy G. Thompson. The Legislature and the governor say future deliberations will determine how the programs will be replaced. I'M

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