Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi on May 23, 1987 · 12
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Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi · 12

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Saturday, May 23, 1987
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r 12A Saturday, May 23, 1 987 Hattlesburg AMERICAN WEATHERAUGE Regional temperatures Highaat temperatures, lows and precipitation for 24 hours ending 7 p.m. Friday. City High Low Prec. BtnRge 93 72 .72 Monroe 92 71 .04 NewOrlns 90 73 .00 Biloxi 66 71 .00 Grnwood 91 68 .21 Jackson 91 67 .Tr McComb 90 68 .82 Meridian 87 69 .35 Mobile 90 68 .Tr Pensacla 87 71 .04 Today's readings What's ahead Humldily,7pm 52 for Mississippi Yesterday's high temp na , fc Lo temp, 24 hra endlng7pm na S u n d a y t h r o u on Month s historical avg. hi 63 Tuesday: It will ba Month's historical avg. lo 39 warm and humid with Winds, 7pm calm widely scattered at- Barmtric press, 7pm 30.11 temoon and averting Sunset today 6:57 thunderstorms. Highs Sunrise tomorrow 4:58 will be 90 to 95 and Precip.,24hrs ending 7pm 00 lows In the 70s. Mnth'a hlstrical avg.preclp 11 Hattiesburg-area forecast National forecast Today will ba warm and humid with acatterad mainly afternoon and avaning thunderatorma. Tha high will ba in tha 90a and tha low will ba naar 70. Winda will ba variable at 5 tolOmph. Twtav'i forecast called for ahow- era and thunderatorma from New England and New York acroaa Pennsylvania, tha mid-Atlantic tatea, western sections of tha Carollnaa through tha Southeast and northern Florida. Showera and thunderstorms were expected from the southern half of the Mississippi Valley acroaa the central and southern Plains through Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and northern Arizona. Game and fish outlook Most active times for wildlife Sunday will be from 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., from 2:55 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Lima The Accu-Weather forecast lor 6 P.M . Saturday, May 23 A look at the nation Accu-Weather forecasts for today showers In a large area from Nevada east to Texas changing to thunderstorms eaat to Missouri. Thunderstorms are forecast in a wide band from parts of Georgia northeast to Maine. WW 47twev as j OA Warm 1987 Aceu Weatrw. Inc Attain Austin Bom Boston Buffalo Chayanrtt Chicago Cincinnati Clevsund omu Dayton Oanvar extract Fargo as 58 or i . i niLSi i au. n od, nu.-rn I y, - 7 I I M.mprtia .96 n coy rp.m n u;U cJ-r-tZ r,or "TTf ttVr(ZT 70 II cdy N Y City . 79 57 coy p.m . jf,- -v myiiwuo.iwniioui " l m Omaha . 69 43 coy 9p m 7 I X. f II Orlando , 88 99 coy 10p.m....n( if ' Tg.-J.'W'f'-'. I I PrHy .90 62 cdy 6a.nl 70 If " - ' II Phoonil . 94 88 clr 9 am 80 S II R.no . 71 39 m 10 a m 83 V I I San Dago . 89 55 coy 11 a m 84 . . A "C A II SuiFran . 84 51 m noon 85 . P II 85 76 coy Ip.m 87 " .t Jl I I 88 39 coy 2 pm 88 Sj, iSf II Topekl . 72 51 m 4p.cn 88 4s-" II Tucson . 89 58 Sp.m 88 I - r -J II TutM . 80 63 .98 rn Sp.m 87 a - r I I Waah.DC. . 78 59 coy 7p.m 85 I i... ; r lar 7f II Wichii. . e 52 29 m i . ji-. r.ar v II The weather elsewhere Temperatures Indicate previous high and overnignt low to i p.m. uu i HI U Pre WU LaaVaaaa . 89 71 cdy . 75 42 . 78 54 . 83 65 dr . 61 44 .12 ro . 64 S8 .10 cdy . 66 69 dr . 84 67 .04 dr ft? 72 cdv .07 dr San Juan 68 48 .01 cdy Spokana Be 67 w 53 38 32 cdy 61 35 .13 cdy Honolulu . 87 85 cdy Houston . 89 71 .26 coy Junaau . 67 45 m Jews Briefs Kissing bandit indicted MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - A fugitive was indicted Thursday on charges of robbing two men who claim she slipped knockout drugs into their mouths while kissing them, a prosecutor said. A grand jury charged Mary Ann Dioria with two counts of robbery, said Barbara Dupre, an assistant Atlantic County prosecutor. Atlantic City police said Ms. Dioria, believed to be from Miami, is a prostitute, the prosecutor said. Her whereabouts are unknown. Ms. Dioria, who also uses the name Maria Anna, met a Baltimore man April 6 in a lounge of the Atlantis Casino Hotel and went with him to his room, Ms. Dupre said. "The victim says that he kissed her a couple of times. He said that she was crunching something in her mouth. He could taste it," Ms. Dupre said, adding that the woman told him it was a breath mint. "Shortly after that, he passed out. He awoke 11 hours later," Ms. Dupre said. When he woke up, $2,600 in cash and $3,300 in jewelry was gone, Ms. Dupre said, adding that the man was disoriented and was treated at the Atlantic City Medical Center. On April 18, the woman met another man at a Caesars Atlantic City lounge, the prosecutor said. The Harrisburg, Va., man woke up 19 hours later, finding $1,300 in cash and $1,500 in jewelry missing, Ms. Dupre said. Cheese recall expanded WASHINGTON (AP) An Illinois company is expanding its voluntary recall of cheeses that may contain a potentially harmful bacteria, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Kolb-Lena Cheese Co. of Lena, HI., is recalling all Old Heidelberg Soft Ripened Cheese in four-ounce, foil-wrapped packages marked with any "use by" date after March 12, 1987, the FDA said. The company earlier had announced it was recalling a single lot of the cheese, stamped "Mar 12, 87." The cheeses may contain the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes, which sometimes can cause Listeriosis, a transient flu-like illness in healthy adults, the FDA said. In pregnant women and frail, elderly persons, the illness can be dangerous, the agency said. The recall covers 77 cases, each containing 60 four-ounce packages of cheese. Individuals who purchased the cheese by mail have been notified, but some cases also were distributed to stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and Illinois. All have been notified to stop sales. Official probes fifth death BASINGSTOKE, England (AP) A coroner delivered an open verdict Friday on the death March 30 of David Sands, the fifth British scientist involved in security-related research to die in unusual circumstances since August. His car, loaded with containers of gasoline, crashed into a restaurant and exploded in flames. North Hampshire coroner John Clarek said evidence presented at an inquest in this community 50 miles west of London clearly ruled out foul play, there was no positive evidence of suicide and no grounds for linking his death with the others. A sixth scientist, Avtar Singh Gida, 26, has been missing since January. The Daily Telegraph newspaper said he was working in Paris. Spokesmen for the Darbyshire police said the international police agency Interpol had not yet replied to a telex requesting a check by French police of reports that Gida was in Paris. Sands, 37, was a researcher for Easams. The organization is a sister company of Marconi, an electronics subsidiary of General Electric Co., which is a defense contractor and has no connection with the U.S. company General Electric. The Defense Ministry says Sands was working on a bid for an air defense systems contract. Police Report One person was killed and at least nine were injured in a three-car pile-up on Mississippi 63 two miles south of Sand Hill Friday night, authorities said. Some of the injured were transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, but a hospital spokesman said no names could be released because families had not been notified. No count of the injured admitted to the hospital was available, but a spokesman said injured were still arriving at 10: 15 p.m. The accident happened about 7 p.m. State highway patrol officers and Greene County sheriff's deputies were investigating the accident. Two prisoners escaped from the Lamar County Jail about 9 p.m. Friday, but a sheriff's office spokesman would not release any information Friday night. State speller jittery about competition OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -Mississippi's champion speller was a little jittery at school Friday as she prepared to compete in the American Cancer Society's National Spelling Bee. Kimberly Andrews of Ocean Springs, 13, said she is "just a little bit nervous about getting up in front of all those people and that I'll get a word I don't know." About 170 other spellers will compete in the bee next week in Washington D.C. Kimberly is the only speller representing Mississippi at the bee. Since competitors are chosen on the basis of state population, some states, like Pennsylvania, may have nine or more in the competition. Kimberly, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John Andrews, is no newcomer to spelling bees. She's been in the winning circle since her years at East Elementary. She won her school bees in fifth and sixth grades and has participated in the state bee twice before, once at the junior bee level and last year at the senior bee level. She was tripped up by the word "oblique" last year. Last January and February, she captured the spelling titles at the bee at Ocean Springs Junior High and at the district level. She won first place in the state bee in March. She said she has been practicing on spelling words for about 2 to 3 hours each day "or as much time as I can." GAS FROM page 1 A said. "People are planning their summer vacations. People are traveling like crazy this year, and fuel stations recognize this and raise prices." Littlefield said requests to AAA for travel advice in Mississippi are "miles ahead of last summer." He attributed the upward trend in travel to the healthy economy and last fall's buying spree of new cars, brought on when major U.S. automakers cut financing rates. The AAA survey of about 40 full-service stations divides Mississippi into six zones. The lowest average unleaded self-service prices 89.7 cents per gallon were in metropolitan Jackson and the southwestern section of the state. The northwest part of the state had the highest average 95.6 cents. " ; . , , 1 . 1 H iiV A. AP photo RICK HANSEN turns for a final wave to the crowd following ceremonies at the conclusion of his two-year Man-ln-Motion Tour in Vancouver Friday. PTL FROM pagelA "Everybody who brought in money thinks the PTL organization was a big scam," Olson said. "They think it's humorous. They see the tie-in with Imelda's shoes." Olson gained nationwide attention last year when he staged a tongue-in- cheek drive to collect worn-out shoes for Imelda Marcos, the wife of ousted Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. The drive was prompted by reports that 3,000 pairs of women's shoes had been found in the Marcoses' opulent presidential palace. In Charlotte, PTL spokeswoman Linda Ivey was unsure what would become of the gift. Had it arrived this week, she said, it might have been included in a Saturday auction to help raise money. The doghouse is among items to be sold. She avoided expressing displeasure with Olson's efforts. "I think one of the wonderful things about America is that everybody is entitled to an opinion." COLLIDER FROM page 1 A research facility, and several states began developing their proposals as long as two years ago. "I think it is good the state is submitting an application for the Super Collider," said Andy Pazahanick, executive director of the Jones County Economic Development Authority. "And I think it would be excellent if Mississippi could make the first cut and be considered among the finalists for the site. I think it would be wonderful, outstanding, and any other adjectives you care to use, if Mississippi were chosen as the site for the project for the state as a whole. "If Mississippi were chosen, areas for several hundred miles around the site would feel the spinoff effect from it," he said. "Because of the University of Southern Mississippi and a number of other things we have to offer in this area, I feel this area would have the potential to attract much of that spinoff. It's just up to us to go after it and get it." The Super Collider would cost about $6 billion to construct, with a subsequent annual operating budget of about $300 million. The facility would create 4,500 jobs during construction, and 2,500 workers would be needed during operation, including 600 employees with doctoral degrees. Upon completion in seven years, the Super Collider will be the most advanced proton-accelerator in the world, federal officials say. It will be 20 times more powerful than Fermilab, the accelerator located outside Chicago. It will involve an oval underground pipeline system 53 miles in circumference. Daniels said a coalition of Pine Belt counties and cities had submitted information about the area to ITD for consideration, but acknowledged the area chosen gives the state its best shot at attracting the project. "Representatives from six counties and the municipalities within them got together and submitted information to ITD about this area," Daniels said. "We have some areas that fit the criteria they need. But once I saw what they had, I knew we all had to get behind that site ; because it was the best geologically for attracting the project." Because Mississippi only decided a few months ago to enter the race for the project, it is important to support any efforts the state makes, Pazahanick said. "If we had a bunch of splinter groups each saying 'choose my site,' it won't work," he said. "If Mississippi could be named as the site for the project, it would go a long way toward improving the overall perception of the state. That would benefit everyone. We all have to get behind this site." Minister forced to take polygraph test DALLAS (AP) The minister whose wife was nearly choked to death has passed a privately administered lie detector test about whether he attacked his wife or had arranged to have her harmed, his lawyer said Friday. A separate test that police administered to the Rev. Walker Railey was inconclusive, said lawyer Doug Mulder. But police Capt. John Holt said Mulder's characterization of the police test was "somewhat less than completely accurate." Holt said some of the police test results were inconclusive, but other parts indicate Railey "was untruthful" about his whereabouts the night of the attack on his wife, Margaret, he said. "We have serious concerns that there are serious conflicts in his account to us and what the investigation has revealed to be indisputable evidence," Holt said. The probe in the near-fatal attack on Mrs. Railey is stalled because Mulder and police have not been able to agree on who should administer another police polygraph test. Police have never said Railey was a suspect in the April attack that left his wife in a coma, but they have wanted to question him further and say Mulder is preventing that. Mulder said he arranged the tests to clear up questions about whether Railey was involved in his wife's attack. "I think it's important that he clear his name for the congregation in particular and the public in general. We're attempting to do all we can to do that," said Mulder, who was hired by friends of Railey to represent the First United Methodist Church minister. Railey, 40, has told police he found his 32-year-old wife lying unconscious on the floor of their garage April 22. She is in serious condition and remains comatose at Presbyterian Hospital. Ten days after the attack on Mrs. Railey, her husband took an overdose of drugs in an apparent suicide attempt the night before police planned to question him a third time. They wanted to ask about inconsistencies involving his whereabouts the night his wife was hurt. The lie detector test arranged by Mulder was administered by former Dallas police polygraph operator Bill Parker. It showed Railey was "clearly truthful" when he answered "no" to six questions asking whether he had attacked his wife or had arranged to have her harmed, Parker said Thursday. The second test was done by a Dallas police polygraph operator. Meanwhile, police and Mulder each accused the other of being uncooperative. "We've attempted several times to interview Rev. Railey to clear up some issues related with this investigation," said Police Sgt. Pat Herring. "Obviously he's been advised by his attorney not to cooperate." "I don't understand that statement myself," Mulder said. He said he regarded as reasonable his request that the test not be given by someone associated by the Crimes Against Persons Division. Mulder said using an operator who isn't connected with the division investigating the case would ensure objectivity. Dallas police acknowledged Thursday the polygraph tests were given, but Herring said they would not discuss the results. Lie detector exams are not admissible in court and are used primarily as an investigative tool, police and Mulder said. Railey spent about two weeks under care in Presbyterian Hospital before he admitted himself to Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital, where the polygraph tests were given on May 14 and 15, Mulder said. Railey was placed on leave as pastor of First United Methodist Church on May 5.

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