The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on January 2, 1993 · 1
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he Montgomery Advertiser Final Edition Copyright 1993 Th Advartiur Co. Montgomery, Alabama A Multimedia Mmppr 35 E in n By RAGAN INGRAM Executive Sports Editor NEW ORLEANS The journey is complete. From the depths of an 0-3 start in 1990, Gene Stallings has carried Alabama football back to the mountaintop. The Crimson Tide won its first national championship since the 1979 season, whipping Miami 34-13 in the 59th annual Sugar Bowl Classic here Friday night. The Tide culminated its centennial season of football with its 12th national championship and its 23rd straight win. Also, the Tide's win ended Miami's 29-game winning streak and the Hurricanes' bid for a second straight national title. Stallings had to be proud. His team won the title with a performance that mirrored his old-style philosophy. The Tide ran Bush, Yeltsin ready for summit President Yeltsin will honor the Bushes at a state dinner at the Kremlin's Hall By BRIAN FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer MOSCOW President Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin open their final summit today, capping a relationship that has grown from suspicion to partnership by signing the most far-reaching treaty in the history of nuclear disarmament. President Bush is being joined in Moscow on his foreign farewell tour by his wife, Barbara, and by former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who carried out many of the negotiations that led up to the landmark START II agreement. President Yeltsin will honor the Bushes at a state dinner at the Kremlin's Hall of Facets tonight. The centerpiece of their fourth summit will come Sunday, when the two leaders sign the treaty that slashes U.S. and Russian long-range nuclear arsenals by two-thirds over the next 10 years. In Somalia, where he visited U.S. forces as part of Operation Restore Hope, President Bush told troops Friday that the treaty was "the most historic arms control agreement ever made." President Bush said it would eliminate Russia's 308 fearsome SS-18 missiles, each of which carries 10 warheads. "On our watch, that fear will be reduced," he said. - U.S. and Russian negotiators nailed down the agreement Tuesday in Geneva and the weekend summit was hastily arranged as part of President Bush's 25th foreign trip, which will take him from the blazing sun and starvation in the Horn of Africa to the bitter cold and staggering economic problems of Russia. He had sought the pact as the finishing stroke of his administration's arms control achievements, which include the START treaty that cut stockpiles by one-third. Once it is ratified by the U.S. Senate and Russian legislature, the treaty START II will Please see SUMMIT, 4A OyDfonrieLf inroaDi shot fto deaftlh) at cuocfilhiiicOiLob rmear uroeirf Eroirot B James Henry Robinson was shot in the abdomen with a single-barrel shotgun, police said By LIAM T.A. FORD Staff Writer An unidentified man shot and killed a 53-year-old Montgomery man early Friday morning in front "of a nightclub near the riverfront, police said. James Henry Robinson, of 21 Eugene St., died in front of the Laicos Club, 620 S. Holt St., shortly after a man shot him in the abdomen with a single-barrel shotgun at about 1:50 Friday the football. The Tide stopped Miami from running the ball. And the Tide, 13-0 this season, won the turnover battle. Miami ended its season at 11-1. Alabama rushed for 267 yards and allowed only 48 on the ground. Miami rolled up 278 yards passing, but Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta threw three interceptions. "I thought we had an outstanding performance by our players," Stallings said. "I liked our intensity all week long. I thought our coaches did an excellent job of preparing our team." Tide tailback Derrick Lassie was named the game's most valuable player. He rushed for 135 yards on 28 carries and scored two touchdowns. A capacity crowd of 76,789 fans most of them wearing - . ---v-.. ; fp 't Bush holds a camera at arm's length for a self-portrait with Marines at Baidoa's airport Friday ush treasures B Bush stood for hours under the searing sun to shake hundreds of hands, sign autographs, and pose for picture after picture By RUTH SINAI Associated Press Writer BAIDOA, Somalia President Bush jumped into a foxhole with Marines 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." With billowing clouds of dust in his wake, President Bush traveled by helicopter and heavily armored personnel carrier to see first-hand the misery of the peo morning, a police spokesman said. A 6-foot-l-inch black man in his 40s or 50s, wearing a camouflage jacket and camouflage pants, shot Mr. Robinson once, according to a police report. The suspect then fled in an undes-cribed motor vehicle, said Sgt. M.S. Ward. Mr. Robinson apparently went to the Laicos Club to celebrate New Year's Eve with his son, said the victim's wife of 22 years, Edna Robinson. "I saw him last about 8:30 (p.m. Thursday), when we went to the grocery," Mrs. Robinson said. "I never did see him again." Mr. Robinson's son was in the crimson and white watched it all. "It's our centennial year, we won 13 games," Stallings said. "I'm not smart enough to describe it all. "I think it means more for our kids and our coaches. I'm satisfied, and I'm happy for them." Miami coach Dennis Erickson offered no excuses. "We just flat-out got beat," he said. "They ran the ball better against us than anyone had all year. I still feel we're one of the best teams in the country and will continue to be." Two second-half interceptions brought touchdowns for the Tide, which coasted the rest of the way, except for a punt return for a touchdown by Miami. Torretta threw interceptions on his first two passes of the second half. On the first, Alabama's i. ji . ,7?- ,---,1 ple and the determination of the Americans who had come to save them. While President 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. President Bush clearly relished the last foreign trip of his presidency, standing for hours under the searing sun to shake hundreds of hands, sign autographs, and pose for picture after picture. "I have a lot to look forward to, a lot to be grateful for," President Bush said, reflecting on his four years in office. "It's been a wonderful ride." President Bush wished the nightclub when the shooting took place, Mrs. Robinson said. He heard about the incident when the nightclub security guard ran into the Laicos Club, apparently trying to find anyone who had accompanied Mr. Robinson, Mrs. Robinson said. "His father just threw up his arms," and fell down after the shooting, Mrs. Robinson said. Mr. Robinson, who had for two years worked for Jarrett Construction on Bell St., died only a couple minutes after his son reached his side, Mrs. Robinson said. Mr. Robinson was pronounced dead on the scene and his body i Jim Johnston's column, IB i Game notes, 4B I Full statistics, 5B I Face of defeat, 5B Tommy Johnson stepped in front of Kevin Williams to swipe the ball. Johnson returned the ball 24 yards to the Miami 20. Six running plays later, Lassie kept pushing and found a small seam into the end zone on a 1-yard run with 10:12 left in the third quarter. Michael Proctor made it 20-6 with his extra point. Please see TIDE, 4A 11 i li his last troops a happy New Year as he hopped into a foxhole on the outskirts of this town in Somalia's famine belt, a mosque minaret in the background and a donkey grazing nearby. At an orphanage in Baidoa earlier, more than 700 children chanted "Welcome Bush" and clapped their hands throughout the half-hour visit. President Bush offered his hand to some children at the orphanage, patting some on the head, hoisting one smiling chil-dinto the air and wrapping another in a bear hug. "It's a wonderful, wonderful mission of mercy," said President Bush, wearing a necklace of orange and purple bougainvillea flowers, tpssd. .around his neck by a relief worker. At one time, 50 children a day were dying at the orphanage, but this week was transported to Humana Hospital-Montgomery, Sgt. Ward said. Police were unable Friday to determine a motive for the murder and had no suspects in custody, Sgt. Ward said. One witness to the shooting said he went to the police station Friday afternoon to give a further description of the suspect. Two witnesses were listed on the police report detailing the circumstances of the shooting. No funeral arrangements had been made Friday, Mrs. Robinson said. Mr. Robinson's son and the Laicos Club security guard were unavailable for comment Friday. Li ? a-il ' Pre? -.a Associated Press Stallings gets an early shower near the end of his team's win w ,-. V, 1 - ' i Associated Press hurrah none had died, the worker said. Amid the joyful receptions, there was no escaping the big question facing U.S. troops in Somalia: When will they go home? "We'll leave, but we're not going to leave these good Somali people in the lurch," President Bush said at the orphanage. Before returning to the USS Tripoli for a second night at sea off the coast, the president spoke to about 3,000 troops on the tarmac of Mogadishu's international airport, now a sprawling allied military complex. "I expect everyone is wondering, "Well that's great, but how long?' " and I wish I knew the answer, I wish I knew the answer but I do know that it's not an open-ended commitment," President Bush said. U.S. officials accompanying Please see BUSH, 4A .."I. 'A l " V .y " , . :.. Hamlet, drawn by Ray Lee Powell, 14, of Greenville High School, says today will be mostly cloudy and mild. Neighbors: Children rarely seen B Neighbors say the Schoos seemed withdrawn almost reclusive By CLIFF EDWARDS Associated Press Writer 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 the home 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 and shares a large pond with them. "They would be driving oft to go somewhere, and we never saw the kids," she said. The Schoos were arrested Monday for leaving their children home alone while they vacationed for nine days in Aca-pulco, Mexico. On Thursday, Joseph Kuzma put up $10,000 to bail his daughter and son-in-law out of jail. He hadn't seen or spoken to Mrs. Schoo in eight years. " The couple 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 unincorporated area outside St. Charles, where the doors are unlocked during the day and folks socialize regularly. They say Mr. Schoo, a 45-year-old engineer with a smoke-alarm company, waited until well after dark before cutting the grass and that Mrs. Schoo, 35, rarely spoke to neighbors. "I had my baby and was taking it over to see my best friend when I saw Mrs. Schoo out front," Ms. 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 Please see CHILDREN, 4A INSIDE Classifieds.. ................ 6C Comics 5C 6C Crossword Horoscope 6C 8A 6A 9B 1C IB 5A Local News Movies Obituaries Real Estate Sports.. 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