The Odessa American from Odessa, Texas on January 16, 1994 · 7
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The Odessa American from Odessa, Texas · 7

Odessa, Texas
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Sunday, January 16, 1994
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Sunday, January 16, 1994 ODFSSA AMERICAN 7A Cold, but not enough to keep everyone indoors AP photo Homeless man Alvin Goldwire sits under blankets in the bitter cold as he feeds pigeons with part of a sandwich he received from outreach workers in Philadelphia on Saturday. Temperatures are expected to drop to record lows today. St. Paul teen still missing after a year Knight-Ridder News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. Hang Lee's friends and family are still hoping to see her again. A senior at Highland Park High School in St. Paul and a waitress at a local restaurant, she had planned to attend the University of Minnesota and be a writer. But a year ago Saturday, Lee's parents called police and reported her missing. She had supposedly gone to a job interview with a 30-ypar-old St. Paul man, and she never returned. , "Basically, there has been absolutely no progress," Sgt. Gary Valento, who investigated the case for the St. Paul Police Department's juvenile unit, said. '. Police questioned "the man who picked Lee up the day she disappeared a twice convicted rapist with a confessed interest in bondage but found him uncooperative. He told police that he was thinking about giving Lee a job. I The man has since retained a lawyer, who has advised his client t5 say nothing further about the case. f. Police fear their next clue is going to be the teen-ager's body. ; "We've received two possible leads," Valento said. "One we checked out and it didn't go anywhere. The other one was just too thin to check out. It leads us to believe she hasn't been seen since she got in his car." The grim hope that Lee's fate njight finally be known rose when the body of a young woman was fund in a Polk County farm field in late November. ! The woman's description vaguely matched Lee's, but police have since ruled out the possibility that it might be her. ' Officially, the case simply remains a suspicious disappearance. Court records indicate that a fiaend of Lee's had been working for the chief suspect at his East Side painting and decorating business. Ije asked her if Lee wanted a job, and arranged to meet her. They met a few days later, and Lee and the suspect dropped the friend off at an East Side gas station. Lee hasn't been seen since. The suspect, who has not been cjiarged with any crime in connection with the disappearance, was previously convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl under similar circumstances in 1987. He tried the same approach with afi undercover policewoman and was arrested for his efforts and was also convicted of raping a St. Paul woman in 1988. AH told,, court records link him to a series of attacks dating back 10 years. "Every time we hear about a body being found somewhere, an unidentified young woman getting found, I think of Hang Lee," Carol Watson, executive director of Miss-irjg Children Minnesota, said. "I know it's extremely painful for her family," Watson said. "-They feel like no one else is out tl)ere looking for her." The Associated Press Temperatures hit zero as far south as Kentucky on Saturday as a river of North Pole air flowed across much of the nation east of the Rockies. But it wasn't cold enough to stop anglers, snowmobil-ers and football fans. "It is bizarrely cold," said Ed Clarice of Buffalo, N.Y., waiting for Saturday's playoff game between Buffalo and the Los Angeles Raiders. "My kid won't even come with me." Afternoon temperatures in the Buffalo area hovered between 1 and 5 degrees, and the wind chill was calculated at 25 below zero to 40 below, the National Weather Service said. The uniform of the day from the northern Plains to the Northeast was clothes, clothes and more clothes. "I have on my normal underwear, Duofold longjohns, a turtle-neck, a second pair of longjohns, a sweatshirt, sweatpants, a two-ply wind breaker, a 20-year-old fake fur jacket that is about the warmest thing I own," said Alice Masters of Mount Vemon, N.Y., as she caught a train into New York City. She also wore two scarves, a beret, ear muffs, gloves and boots. It was the coldest air mass to invade the United States since December 1989, the weather service said. The cold was nothing new this season to places like International Falls, Minn., which hit 34 below on Saturday, or North Dakota, with lows of 33 below at Grand Forks and Fargo. In northeastern Minnesota, an unofficial observer at Roseau reported a low of 46 below, the weather service said. On Chicago's lakefront, wind off Lake Michigan drove the wind chill to 62 below zero. But this cold air mass extended from the western Plains to the East Coast and well into the South. Jackson, Ky., chilled to a record zero, and Asheville, N.C., bottomed out at a record 7. At North Caro lina's Grandfather Mountain, the low of 9 below combined with wind gusting to 75 mph for a wind chill of 85 below zero. A low of 32 below at Watertown, N.Y., greeted about 125 members of the Army's 10th Mountain Division returning from Somalia, where temperatures were in the 90s,- to their home base at Fort Drum. "I thought my lungs were going to crystallize," Lt. Col. Chuck Sardo said. Football fans weren't the only ones who tried to ignore the cold. About 500 people gathered at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka to observe the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The temperature was 9 degrees, with a wind chill of 13 below. On frozen Gull Lake near Brain-erd, Minn., an estimated 5,000 people paid $35 per line per hole to participate in the fourth annual Brainerd Jaycees' Ice Fishing Extravaganza despite a low of 37 below. "You've just got to know a diehard fisherman. They'll do about anything," said spokeswoman Susan Hadrits. The charity event also had the incentive of more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Four heated tents were set up on the ice to let contestants warm up, and there were stands selling pizza, barbecue ribs and chili. "There's beer available, but X, don't know how many people are going to be drinking that," Hadrits said. AAA-ikJoA2Ais2L . - .. 'ADVERTISING NOTICE ;ln error, our 116 ad 'section says that the .IBM 71756 computer comes with a 14" monitor. Our advertised ; price of $899.99 does 'NOT include a monitor. We apologize for any (inconvenience to our I customers. Montgomery Ward V . h LA imiiin ' w J") LA LllA LA LA 1.11 "1 J ZlO HERE'S HOW TO FLY FREE ON SOimiHMlNES. whebewh can Fur free Just buy a roundtrip ticket at our regular low unrestricted fare, and your traveling companion will get a roundtrip ticket on the same flights free You must be an adult, age 18 or older. The friend you bring along for free may be any age. 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