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The Star Press Wednesday, June 7, 2000 Page 33 Insects damage com and soybean crops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 3 ft ii Slugs and insects have damaged soybean and corn crops t across Indiana, with damage so bad some farmers have been forced to replant, agriculture offi-,"ials say. "It's been a buggy spring," said John Obermeyer, Purdue University Extension Service entomologist. "We've had various insects and insect-related creatures feed-. ing on corn and soybean." Obermeyer estimates 5 percent to 10 percent of the corn and soybean crops throughout Indiana had to be treated with a "rescue" jnsecticide or replanted because of slug and insect damage. In a typical year, it would be 1 percent to,2 percent of the crops, he said. "It seems to be quite widespread," he said. Most years, a particular insect causes a problem. But the recent Oh the record MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS Toni A. Jones, 22, 3609 N. Chadam Lane, Apt. 2A, and Amanda M. Mills, 23, same address. Marvin R. Rymer III, 19, Eaton, and Jacqueline N. Bailey, 18, same address. -" Shannon P. Ashby, 24, 7112 S. Laurel . Lane, and Jena L. Nye, 21, 2203 S. Engle Drive. Randall G. Andrews, 44, 1401 W. Abbott - St., and Deloris F. Grubb, 57, same address. ; Daniel A. Ballard, 23, Yorktown, and Summer Nicole Mclntyre, 21, New Castle. Marc C. Barrett, 24, 405 Alameda Ave., and Jennifer E. Frey, 23, 515 W. Riverside Ave. . . Ricky R. Crouse, 21, Fort Campbell, Ky., C and Danielle D. Logan, 20, 2900 E. Willard St. ' Todd E. Threet, 26, 1908 Shirey Road, and , ' Hillary D. Watson, 22, same address. . Samuel L. Jacobs, 38, 3100 S. Chippewa Lane, and Lynn M. Hill, 30, same address. .. Ronald W. Shuecratt III, 44, 301 E. 1st St., Oand Terri D. McCall, 38, 829 S. Madison St. Grant Delagaza, 40, 2001 S. Haney St., 'nd Jennifer A. Davis, 27, 10031 E. County Road 500-N, Albany. Brian J. Edwards, 21, 3101 W. Sunblest , Drive, and Amanda J. Wright, 20, 8313 Lone i. Beech Drive. ' Scott Edgar Turner, 47, 1207 N. Jefferson V St.", and Kelly Jo Williams, 46, same address, i Lawrence E. Bowen II, 30, 919 S. Macedonia Ave., and Amy J. Weaver, 26, same address. - Jay Stewart Thorp, 19, 521 E. Wysor St., and Brandy Lynn Crisp, 19, same address. Robert W. Self, 24, 3109 N. Richmond " Drive, and Lora S. Peacock, 24, same o address. -f r Matthew L. Smith, 21, 10409 E. Sunset, Selma, and Krista M. McDonald, 21, 35 E. Rosebay Lane, Apt. E. ""Caleb W. Atkinson, 23, 3950 E. County ,,Road 550-S, and Heather A. Holaday, 21, 2000 N. Oakwood Ave., Apt. 100. , """ Bradley J. Keller, 22, 4047 N. Everett Road, ?'Apt. E, and Jennifer L. Shumowsky, 22, same i. address. Thomas J. Dewees, 25, 331 S. Grant St., '-' and Nancy K. Puckett, 28, same address. John Kyle Holdren, 24, 2500 E. County Road 1100-N, Eaton, and Lindy M. Shreves, 24, 1 101 State Road 32 W, Yorktown. - Michael D. South, 21, 1210 W. 15th St., t and Melissa E. VanPelt, 19, same address. Gerald L. Miller, 61, 8105 N. Santa Barbara Drive, and Phyllis L. Ring, 65, 2100 W. Royer-ton Road. SUITS FILED Circuit Court Union Bank and Trust Company vs. Larry Miller, Anita Sharp and Indiana Department of Revenue, complaint. Contimortgage vs. Linda S. Williams, Starling H. Alternative Living, American Investment Bank, Fast Cash USA and Jon Dull, complaint. '" Dennis R. Baker vs. State of Indiana and Bureau of Motor Vehicles, petition for probationary driver's license. United Companies Lending Corp. vs. Tracy H, and Kecia D. Peckinpaugh and Beneficial 'Indiana Inc., complaint. State vs. James L. Kelly, counts 1 and 2: rhabitual traffic offender. ' " Superior Court 2 "'"State vs. Robert White, 405 N. Morrison Road, Apt. 237, count 1: rape. Superior Court 3 llene Vandevender vs. Penny Walton, 1313 N. Jefferson St., complaint on account. Mohammed and Farida Halim vs. Joseph and Bobbie Medows, 3623 Swartz Drive, complaint on account. ; Brent E, Mettert vs. Deven J. Hamilton, .complaint. "Chateau Apartments vs. Melissa Perkins, 2401 N. Walnut St., Apt. 15D, complaint. Kissy For Kitty 'I 3MEOW: Hazel Lindstrand came weekend's cat show. As her soft has been judging for 21 years. mild winter spared many insects, leading to numerous insect and slug problems. Among the culprits are the com flea beetle, black cutworm, wire worm and white grub for corn and the leaf beetle and grubs for soybean. Slugs have been a problem for both crops. "The main problem has been with soybeans so far," said farmer John Wyckoff of Porter County's Washington Township. "Once the ground dries, we'll have to do some more spraying to protect our crops." Several years of mild winters have contributed to the problem, as did an early planting season, Obermeyer said. "It was nice for them to get the seed in the ground early, but unfortunately a lot of it sat there and grew very slowly and that gives more opportunity for the insect to feed," he said. Sherrie Pickett vs. Roger Wells, and Robert and Dale Showalter dba Mr. Fish Pet Shop, complaint. Jeremy Harris vs. Tyler McDaniel, 3008 W. 28th St., complaint. Lampco Federal Credit Union vs. James L. Tisdale Jr., 3915 N. Chadam Lane, Apt. 2B, complaint. Elisabeth Pyle vs. Jay Dee's Upholstery, 4012 W. 28th St., complaint. Judy Davis on behalf of Melissa Jones vs. Renny Carter, 3437 S. Juniper Lane, petition for protective order. Judy Davis on behalf of Melissa Jones vs. Debra Murphy on behalf of Dabrice Jones, 3436 S. Juniper Lane, petition for protective order. Annette Clouse on behalf of Michael Clouse vs. Erin Barlow, 203 Keystone Circle, petition for protective order. The Dental Place vs. Sarah Tezich, 1821 Royale Drive, Apt. 1D, complaint. The Dental Place vs. Leon Vo, 4807 N. Petty Road, complaint. The Dental Place vs. Ronald J. Hirons, Yorktown, complaint. The Dental Place vs. Arlie A. Bright Jr., 507 W. Ninth St., complaint. The Dental Place vs. Brenda Bright, 1809 W. Memorial Drive, complaint. The Dental Place vs. Tracy Simmons, 1503 E. 23rd St., complaint. The Dental Place vs. Tendayi Kumbula Jr., 2807 W. Wellington Drive, complaint. The Dental Place vs. Terry Jordan, 2106 N. Brady St., complaint. The Dental Place vs. Kathy Tutterow, 7601 S. Delaware County Road 188-E, complaint. The Dental Place vs. Ruth Pauline Curtis, New Castle, complaint. State vs. Andrew Folkes Jr., counts 1, 2 and 3: driving under the influence; count 4: driving while suspended. Superior Court 4 Charles and Judy Messer vs. James O. Akers dba Star Home Inspections, and R. Bruce Grimes dba Star Pest Control, complaint. Indiana Finance Co. vs. Aaron Matthew Hines, 700 E. Race St., Eaton, complaint. Indiana Finance Co. vs. Glenn M. Sillinger Jr., and Stacy L. Sillinger, 209 N. Truitt St., complaint. Indiana Finance Co. vs. Brian L. Swartz, 6701 N. Delaware County Road 25-W, complaint. Indiana Finance Co. vs. Michael E. and Joyce L. Meranda, 520 E. Randolph County Road 400-S, Winchester, complaint. State vs. Barbara Peters, 22 W. Centennial Ave., Apt. B2, assisting a criminal, false informing. Gwendlynn Hall vs. Mike Barnes, 2016 W. 11th St., complaint. Constance Scott vs. Oretha Darlene Warren, 71 3 S. Fifth St., complaint. PSP Realty Irlc. vs. Beverly S. Carter, complaint. Kerry A. Ramirez vs. Tyler J. Pryor, Mooresville, petition for protective order. Sharon Ricketts vs. Ben Turner, 3501 S. Dayton Ave., petition for protective order. State vs. Jodie Hough, counts 1, 2, and 3: driving under the influence. State vs. Marty D. Reese, counts 1 and 2: driving under the influence. State vs. Duane E. Smith, count 1: neglect of a dependent; count 2: driving under the influence. State vs. Richard E. Turner, counts 1,2, and 3: driving under the influence; count 4: driving while suspended. State vs. Adam M. Willis, counts 1,2, and 3: driving under the influence; count 4: reckless driving. State vs. Stephanie D. Young, counts 1 and 2: driving under the influence; count 3: disorderly conduct; count 4: driving while suspended; count 5: possession of paraphernalia. Dannv Gawlowski The Star Press from Oakpark, III., to judge this touch with felines will testify, she State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police ask school to give up photos WHITING Police want Whiting High School officials to turn over photos that show students, who have since graduated, with beer bottles. Whiting High School Principal Dirk Flick said he could not tell from the six to eight photos whether anyone actually had been drinking. But he said he believed the situation should be left to parents. "It's important that issues be given to the parents so they can address the conduct of their own children," Flick said. "The school does not run to the police department on every issue." Police Chief Dennis Weller said he would ask the Lake County prosecutor's office to seek a subpoena to force Whiting High School to hand over the pictures, which appeared on an undisclosed Web site. Friday, Weller had asked Flick, through a detective, to turn the photos over to the police but was rebuffed. "I'm shocked that the school would not cooperate with this investigation, especially around graduation when things could happen and get out of control," Weller said. Weller said he heard from one officer who had seen the photos that there was a gun in one of them. Weller said he was more interested in what type of gun might be in the photo than any possible alcohol-related offenses. Flick and Superintendent Gerald McCullum said the firearm was clearly a pellet gun. Magistrate gets judicial reprimand FORT WAYNE A magistrate who closed a hearing in which a Fort Wayne police officer pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges has been reprimanded by the Allen Superior Court chief judge. Judge Kenneth R. Scheiben-berger said Monday that Magistrate Marcia Linsky was wrong to close the hearing for Cleophus (C.J.) Jones. Jones was ordered Friday to pay $4,893 in restitution and handed a 1-year suspended sentence on two misdemeanor counts of criminal conversion after admitting to falsely charging Fort Wayne Community Schools for working as a security guard during times he was on duty for the police department. The police department placed Jones on an unpaid 180-day suspension last week. Burglar to blame for warehouse fire THE PINES A burglar who used an acetylene torch to force open a soft drink vending machine is to blame for a fire that caused about $50,000 damage at Illiana Block and Brick. The torch, used to remove a metal fastener, dropped hot metal into a 50-gallon trash container and set paper on fire Sunday night, said investigator Brad Sandberg, State Fire Marshal's office. Firefighters from Pine Township and surrounding communities confined the blaze to the break room containing snack machines, Sandberg said Monday. Porter County police Detective Sgt. Joey Larr, an arson Investigator, said it appeared the intruder could be the same person or people who burglarized the concrete block manufacturer on U.S. 12 at least three times in less than 3 years. In other break-ins there weren't any fires, but the intruder was after money from the vending machines, he said. Coal company axes its cemetery plans HYMERA A coal company has canceled its plan to expand into an abandoned cemetery in Sullivan County. The Evansvllle-based Black Beauty Coal Co. had proposed moving all the remains at Brainer Cemetery which include about 15 Civil War veterans to another location, but public opposition led the company to change its mind. The coal company owns the land on which the cemetery is located. The company has instructed its legal counsel to withdraw its petition to disinter. Also, Black Beauty is ensuring Brainer will remain a cemetery in the future by filing deed restrictions limiting the use of the land. The company will maintain a 100-foot buffer along all sides of the cemetery. Local veterans were relieved to hear of the company's decision. t . I ' I I . i. ' I Tho Associstod Ptgss ANGUISH: Marilyn and Eric Behrman reflect on their daughter, Jill Behrman, in Bloomington on Tuesday. Their daughter has not been seen since last Wednesday. The Indiana University student apparently left for a bike ride and was last spotted a few miles south of her home. Her bicycle was later recovered undamaged, 10 miles to the northwest. looitiington respon to student's disatmeara SEARCH: The father of the missing teen was a youth extension agent for Jay and Delaware counties in the 70s. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BLOOMINGTON You can't live here without knowing about Jill Behrman. The 19-year-old's picture hangs on the sliding doors of grocery stores, on bulletin boards in record stores, at the bank, the post office, on telephone poles and mailboxes. Throughout this tight-knit college town is the photo with the bobbed brown hair, the smile, the head slightly cocked. The Indiana University student's name comes up now in public meetings and conversations, in hushed tones and outraged exclamations. Jill Behrman is missing, pre-! sumed abducted during a daytime bike ride. It will be a week today, and still no one seems to have a clue. Her parents, Eric and Marilyn Behrman, spent Tuesday at their home in Bloomington, waiting for a phone call, a tip, anything. "If someone has taken her and has her, we need them to know that we want her back," Eric Behrman said. Jill Behrman's father, Eric L. Behrman, was a youth extension agent in Delaware County in 1976. Earlier, he was youth agent in Jay County for 3 years. He left Muncie to become director of the Indiana 4-H Foundation. The $25,000 reward being offered was increased to $50,000 Tuesday, going to anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction. About 50 officers from state and local agencies are working on the case, joined Monday by 10 agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. No motive has been established, and there are no suspects. "What we're doing now is good Giraffes give birth to By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS Zoo keepers at the Indianapolis Zoo are celebrating an unusually rare event the birth within hours of each other of two giraffes. The female calves' mothers gave birth about 5 hours apart last Friday, just a month after Gentle & Caring 4r uiuciguiij vuc miwiiuie unvciiiuii evening nuurs V i Most Insurance Plans Accepted Including MedicaidIIoosierllcalthwisc! 1 130 East Princeton Avenue Neiv Patients Welcome! 765 "-i LET'S GET ACQUAINTED! 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So now the Behrmans can do little but sit and wait, keep a watch on the (C JILL BEHRMAN: The $25,000 reward for information leading to the missing student's whereabouts was increased to $50,000. street out the kitchen window, talk to strangers and hope that spreading the word will help. As the days pass, their memories of last Wednesday grow sharper. Marilyn Behrman left for work at the IU Foundation around 8:30 a.m., just as her daughter was getting up. She asked Jill to mow the lawn if she could, since it was supposed to rain later. Jill Behrman was supposed to be at work at the IU recreation center at noon, but she never showed up. She was supposed to meet her father and grandparents for a late lunch at 3 p.m., but she missed that as well. Her father came home, found her red backpack sitting by the door. It had her money and identification in it. Where would she go without this? The television was on in the living room, and the lights in the upstairs bath- calves within hours of each other at Indy zoo zoo workers detected the pregnancies. Both calves are healthy, stand about 6 feet tall and weigh slightly more than 100 pounds. For the time being, the mothers and their newborns are being housed outdoors in an area separated from the zoo's other giraffes. Dentistry for The New State-of-the-Art Facility! i .,linkl. . r ir Muncie r- SMILES FOR LIFE TEETH WHITENING ONLY $195 I I I I "Brighten Your Smile & Help a Child Smile Again" Value up to $350. Call for your complimentary consultation I I and more details. L . Kvpires53loo J room were still on. Still, she's 19, just finished her freshman year, she could be off with friends and just forgot about everything else. Then nightfall came, and the Behrmans' concern escalated. They called friends and family. No one had seen her. They called the police. They waited. And waited. "I stayed up all night cleaning house," Marilyn Behrman said. "I just felt like any minute she'd come walking in the door." As news of Jill Behrman's disappearance spread, the community reacted. By Friday, hundreds of volunteers from Indiana and surrounding states came together to help search. Her brother, 21 -year-old Brian Behrman, got help from fellow IU students and made fliers now displayed across the city. Bicycle groups got word of the missing student and took to the streets searching. Cricket Houze, a member of deCycles, a group Jill Behrman belongs to, said everywhere members ride, they're looking. "How did they get her?" Houze asked. "That's what's so bizarre about this. What went on there? Jill is strong. She's so strong." The Bloomington Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Commission met Monday night and members said they would try to organize a night bike ride to raise money for Jill Behrman's reward. ; Waitresses at a downtown bar and restaurant are donating this Friday night's tips to the Behrmans. Yellow ribbons are wrapped around trees for blocks leading up to the family's home, which is visited constantly by concerned friends and neighbors. Eric Behrman said he had been humbled by the community's response. But still, there's only one thing that matters. "We want her back," Behrman said, unable to keep his eyes off the window looking out to the street. "Someone out there knows where she is." "We hope," Marilyn Behrman added. "We hope." The calves could be placed on display later this week if they remain healthy. Their mothers were impregnated by the zoo's breeding male giraffe, Eddie, who had been thought too young for fatherhood even now, much less 14 months ago, when conception of the calves occurred. 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