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laAVms miSS 71 Elf! CEJAftSSE; CELTICS FORCE 77E3 GAJV1E 171713 1 02-1 00 VICTORY, 1 17 PENSACOLA LUCAS FAHS: THUMBS UP TO 'WILLOW George Lucas' latest fantasy film opened Friday, and it's already a hit as far as his fans are concerned, 1D. REICHHOLD STRICKEN DY STRIKE 117 union workers at Pensacola plant go on strike after contract talks break down, 6B A Gannett Newspaper Pensacola, Florida Saturday, May 21 1 988 EscambiaSanta Rosa 35 A urn it. A i'LJ WEATHER Youth dies in raniBaffe I Wisconsin shooting spree in Illinois classroom Iowa Michigan CHICAGO Steve Ourbin, Gannett News Service enlarged ng I Indiana Ohio Illinois I WINNETKA fU Woman goes on Quiet suburb jarred 15A WINNETKA, 111. (AP) A woman opened fire in an elementary school, killing one child and critically wounding five Friday. She was found dead hours later when a SWAT team stormed a house where she had wounded a seventh person.

"The situation is over. I don't have any information about how she died. She has been found in the home, and she is dead. There have been no other injuries," Police Chief Herbert Timm said about 7:30 p.m. (CDT).

The woman, identified as Lori Dann, 30, was carrying at least two handguns when she opened fire in a classroom of the one-story, red-brick Hubbard Woods Elementary School, authorities said. A hostage negotiating team arrived at FLY IN' SfAOKEY the school and entered the home, shooting a member of a family that lived there. The family and their maid escaped. Eight-year-old Nick Corwin died of his wounds at Highland Park Hospital, said spokesman Mark Newtwon. Another 8-year-old boy and the 22-year-old man shot at his home were in critical condition at the hospital, said spokeswoman Sue Masaracchia.

Timm said police had yet to establish a motive for the rampage. Police believe she set fire earlier in the day to a home eight blocks away where she worked as a housekeeper. "There was blood all over the classroom and desks knocked over" as the children panicked during the 15 minutes the shooting lasted, said Glencoe Patrolman John Ceglieski. -it 4 -1 No attack at By Dave News Journal The attack But when covered with people in That was Friday, Bennie Charged with Nugget Oil Jail after his The attack the Scenic parents say Pensacola A man "She only "She's a very people feelings." 1 a I one helped victim the bluffs Goodwin was bad enough. it was over and the young woman was blood and pleading for help, why did Pensacola turn their backs? the question her parents were asking following the initial appearance in court of Douglas "Doug" Wade 21, of Milton.

aggravated battery, Wade, a clerk at in Milton, remained in Escambia County $10,000 bond was revoked. happened Tuesday at the boardwalk on Highway bluffs. The woman is 18, but her she looks 13. She had just come from Junior College and sat down to study. walked up to her and began talking.

weighs 90 pounds," said her mother. sweet, kind little girl, and she talks to because she doesn't want to hurt their The man told her his first name, that he lived in Milton and worked at a convenience store. He left and then came back. He asked her to walk with him by the water. She declined and gathered her things to go.

About 40 steps up toward the highway, the man struck her on the head from behind with something See BYSTANDERS, back of section the house moments after the woman took it over around 11:30 a.m, Timm said. Timm said he decided to send the SWAT team into the house after re peated efforts by police and Dann's parents failed to contact her. Timm said when Dann walked into the school around 10:45 a.m., she first shot youth in a boys' bath room. "She left him and ran into one classroom tell- Dann mg tut; leacircr Liteie that a boy had been wounded," said Timm. "Then she entered a second classroom, announced she had a gun and opened fire." Dann then ran through the woods from i t't cola engagement because of an injury.

"Baryshnikov heard about our new Coke sign; he liked it so much he decided to come back here," said Baryshnikov Civic Center director Dan Davis, joking about the center's marquee. "Actually, he wanted to make up the five cities he missed last year. He's playing these cities and then going to Japan. Baryshnikov will launch a five-week national tour with dancers from the American Ballet Theater on July 1 in Dallas. He has been the artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) since 1980.

1 v. II '-f. -V 4 12. Jerry KovachNews Journal Sgt. Hershel Hill of the Florida Highway Patrol County.

During an hour of watching for speeders, writes down the time and speed of a car caught troopers stopped 27 motorists for speeding. Opera-speeding Friday during Operation Speedwatch tion Speedwatch is done periodically, but intensifies along Interstate 10 at Avalon Beach in Santa Rosa during the summer. Story, IB. Sunny skies High 80s. Low 60s.

Weather on back this section SHORT TAKES Three masterpieces taken from Dutch AMSTERDAM, Netherlands AP) Art thieves smashed a window in the Municipal Museum early Friday and stole three masterpieces worth up to $52 million. It was the biggest art theft in Dutch history. The burglars broke a ground-floor window, said museum spokesman Maarten Bertheux, and then walked through five galleries to reach the stolen works. Taken were "Carnations," an 1888 work by the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh; "Bottle with Apples," a still life painted in 1894 by the French master Paul Cezanne; and "The House of Maitre Billaud in Nevers," an 1874 painting by Dutch artist Johan Jongkind. Florida tries again to find Lotto winner TALLAHASSEE AP) Florida lottery officials, hoping to give away at least $7 million Saturday to the first winner of the state's megabucks jackpot drawing, said brisk ticket sales could push the jackpot even higher.

The Lotto game started April 29 with a $2 million jackpot that has rolled over twice because no one has beaten the 13.9 million-to-1 odds. Tickets will be sold up until 30 minutes prior to the 9:48 p.m. Pensacola time) drawing time. Nautilus inventor gives UF largest gift ever GAINESVILLE (AP) Arthur A. Jones, whose invention of Nautilus exercise equipment revolutionized the fitness industry, on the gift of nearly $8.5 million to the University of Florida, described as the largest gift made to a public university in the state.

The donation will be shared bv the UF Jones Health Science Center and the university's Center for Exercise Science. Teacher of year told she'll have to leave SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A woman honored recently as the Bay Area Gifted Teacher of the Year has been told by school officials she must retire next month. "I feel they are dishonoring the teacher of the year," said Flossie Lewis, 63, a teacher for 37 years. Rod Hong, district personnel director, said the system has about 550 teachers over age 59 earning top pay. The system is seeking their retirements to cut costs.

CAMPAIGN '88 Dukakis wants dealings with Noriega explained SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Democratic presidential front-runner Michael Dukakis said Friday the Reagan administration "owes the American people an explanation" of why it was doing business with Panamanian Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. At a news conference at the Sacramento airport, Dukakis said, "I and the American people want an explanation. Unless and until we have that explanation, I'm not going to be satisfied." Dukakis said President Reagan or Vice President George Bush or "somebody in the administration" should tell the American people "who it was who thought it was in the interests of the American people and this country that we do business with somebody who was a known drug peddler and who was suspected of murder." More politics, 16A.

INDEX Ann Londers 2D Classified 6-20C Comics 40 Crossword 6C.5D Horoscope 2D Life ID Local 1 Money Movies Obituaries Opinion Records Lottery 6B 6D 2B 18-19A 2B 2B 1C Sports Markets. -4-5B Television 5D Pennywhistle Press inside A section ip 1988 Gannett Inc. IT TVs Ballet star Baryshnikov to perform in Pensacola Defense cinches its belt, quits buying pencils, pens By Alice Crann News Journal Better luck this time, Mikhail Baryshnikov fans. The ballet superstar Friday announced plans to perform July 9 at Pensacola Civic Center, keeping a promise made after a similar performance last August was canceled because of injury. The 10,000 tickets for the performance will go on sale at 10 a.m.

Monday at the Civic Center and all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will be $35, $30 and $25. Last June, local Baryshnikov fans braved bad weather and camped overnight to buy the 3,800 tickets for the performance slated in August. The 40-year-old dancer later canceled his Pensa- Verdict out on Gulf Breeze aliens Training in Pensacola, said late Friday that he had not been informed yet of the order and he did not know whether it would affect operations here. The orders were prompted by a deficit-reduction compromise reached by President Keagan and Congress last November and crafted to control the amount of money actually spent outlays.

Within the Defense Department, however, the number that counts is one known budget authority the amount of money that can be obligated, regardless of when it is going to be spent. Taft said the Pentagon now has to worry as well about the fiscal 1988 outlay estimate contained in the deficit-reduction agreement. "I think there is a good chance it's the real thing." Is Maccabee, despite his credentials, akook? Philip Klass is Maccabees counterpart and his nemesis. Klass is the nation's, maybe the world's, chief debunker of UFOs. He leads the assault on claims of UFO sightings from his training as an electrical engineer, his experience over 35 years as editor of Aviation Week, and as a founder 22 years ago of CSICOP, the Committee for the Study and Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

Klass says Maccabee is "one of the most intelligent, one of the most technically competent, one of the most rigorous" scientists he has ever crossed swords with. Klass puts him among the top five scientists in the nation who study UFOs, maybe among the See ALIENS, 17 A WASHINGTON (AP) Government accounting practices and the deficit-reduction drive prompted the Pentagon on Friday to stop buying office supplies, ban overtime and limit civilian hiring for at least the next six weeks. All new contracts for research and development work also have been put on hold temporarily, as have purchases of periodical subscriptions, televisions, library materials and recreation equipment. Tools, paint, lumber and forklifts are on the prohibited list, as are plans to lease cars, office space or computer equipment. The new restrictions, ordered by Deputy Defense Secretary William H.

Taft IV, will be in effect at least through June. Lt. Cmdr. Dennis Hessler, a spokesman for the Chief of Naval Education and real. For sure, there are claims of seeing unidentified flying objects, there are photos of craft in the sky, photos of blue beams, claims of terrorized citizens, claims that creatures spoke to a Gulf Breeze man and that a creature looked in his window and that five of them walked toward him down a road.

He says a humming in his head heralds the arrival of UFOs. EXPERTS AT ODDS: Gulf Breeze Mayor Ed Gray III is among many who say, flatly, that this is a hoax. But no one has decisively proved the contacts, or the photos, or statements of the man who first saw them, to be fakes. In fact, Bruce Maccaliee an optical physicist who works for the Navy in Washington, a respected scientist with a quarter of a century of degrees and research credits says of the Gulf Breeze UFO photos: as Abductions by aliens 17 A Official sees light 17 A By Dave Richardson News Journal UFO photographs taken in Gulf Breeze may be a clever, complicated flimflam. Or they may be visits and contacts by aliens contacts that, if proven, would reshape the priorities of governments, assault religions and threaten the lofty human ego.

Some researchers see flaws in the photos and denounce the photographer's story. Others say there are no flaws and no inconsistencies. So far, there is no hard evidence of a hoax. Moreover, a Pen.sacola polygraph examiner says the photographer who took the dozens of shots believes what he says and believes his photos are Pictured here is a blue beam that Jim said was emitted outside the door of his house. Jim said he photographed the beam Feb.

7. The photo shows a person Jim declines to identify at right, running into the house. VI.

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