Quad-City Times from Davenport, Iowa on February 18, 1984 · 3
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Saturday, February 18, 1984
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Missing Q-C girl turns 18$ cops drop search 1. ''XT? . Kim Doss By Jim Renkes QUAD-CITY TIMES The family and friends of Kim Doss havenl seen or heard from the Davenport girl for nearly four years, but as of Sunday she was no longer considered a missing person. That's when Kim turned 18, and was officially dropped from the police computers. But Kim hasn't dropped from the minds of her family, and family members say they'll continue their search no matter how long it takes. They have run a picture and classified ad in the Times that said: "KIM DOSS has been miss ing for four years if you have seen her please call 326-4397 or 324-4802." Debbie Maylum, Kim's aunt, said, Kim has been missing without a trace since March 1980. Mrs. Maylum said it started when Kim had a fight with her boyfriend and left his house upset She met some friends and went to one of their homes, but left after a while. Later that night she called her boyfriend, told him she was at her friend Debbie's house in Ridgeview and that she w anted to talk to him. That was the last anyone heard from her, and nobody has been able to figure out who her friend Debbie is. Sgt Stan Berger of the Davenport Police Department's juvenile bureau said all missing person cases are closed after the subject turns 18 unless there's suspicion of foul play or mental disorder. Mrs. Maylum said she believes Kim may have been abducted. "I know the police consider her a runaway," Mrs. Maylum said. "But I have a hard time believing thai She would have called somebody by now. 1 think she was abducted." Mrs. Maylum said Kim had been distressed over the divorce of her parents. Before her disappearance, she had run away to live with her fatb-t er in Iowa after her mother moved from Louisi:? ana to Texas. "Her mother has been back and forth to here looking for her several times," Mrs. Maylum said. "It's been very hard on her." Kim's grandmother even talked to a Uxfcl psychic, but leads provided by the psychic didn't pan out "We've tried everything," Mrs. Maylum said. "Now, we're just hoping that somebody will see her picture and can give us some help." QUAD-CITY TIMES Saturday, Feb. 18, 1984 Charges dropped in theft case A charge of second-degree theft against Rodney Burkhardt of Davenport was dropped Friday because of insufficient evidence. Burkhardt, 22, of 1923 W. Locust St., had been arrested in connection with the theft of $675 worth of rings. However, charges were dropped because police reports indicated Burkhardt was returning the rings for a reward, Realff Oltesen, assistant Scott County Attorney, said Friday. In a story based on the police account of Burkhardt's arrest, the Times reported in Thursday afternoon and Friday morning editions that a man called a woman and told her he would return $675 worth of rings, which had been taken from her residence earlier in February, if she would pay him $100. The man arranged to meet the woman in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 2100 block on East Kim-berly Road, police said. Officers staked out the area and saw the man exchange one of the rings with the woman, then chased him across a parking lot before making the arrest. Burkhardt had been held in Scott County Jail on $5,000 bond, but was released when charges were dropped. T" Dailv record y?& MARRIAGES Rock Island County Craig L. Douglas to Debra J. Cochran, both ot Moline. Alphonse A. Vermast to Dolores E. Edwards, both of East Moline. Donald P. Welvaert to Sally M. Ekstam, both ot Moline. Donald .W. Green to Jeannie R. Green, both ot Rock Island. BIRTHS Franciscan Hospital, Rock Island HYDE, Monica. 522 13th St., Rock Island, boy. Thursday. MEJIA, Guadalupe and Bertha, 915 23rd St., Rock Island, girl, Thursday. Illni Hospital. Silvis i , DRAKE. Andrew and Wendy, 901 13th St., Silvis. girl, Friday. Mercy Hospital, Davenport i i COOKSEY. Richard and Lisa, 2010 Zenith Ave., Davenport, girl, Friday. ! ! KNOROVSKY, Robert, and Linda Halver-son, 2510 Farnam St., Davenport, girl, Friday. LIEFFRING, Bradley and Linda, 2223 Eherald Drive, Davenport, girl, Friday. , , VROMAN, Anson and Mary, 205 Cherry 6t, Port Byron, girl, Thursday, oline Public Hospital 1 1 COOK, Glen and Rhonda, Orion. III., boy. Thursday. ' GRIMES. William and Rebecca. 1555 34th Ave.. Moline, boy, Thursday. MOFFITT. Brian and Ronda. 108 18th St.. Rapids City, girl, Thursday. St. Luke's Hospital. Davenport i HANNIGAN, John and Bridgette, 1321 W., 46th St.. Davenport, girl, Friday. JACOB!. Jeffrey and Dodie, Grand Mound. Iowa, girl, Friday. j K1RBY, Richard and Carol, Rivercrest Estates, Princeton, boy, Friday. : MARTIN. James and Janet, 204 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, boy, Friday. Elsewhere , , McCABE. John and Barbara, Mmnetonka, Minn., boy. Friday. Grandparents include Mr. and Mrs. John McCabe, Davenport. J STOUTENBURG. Noel and Jane. Barring-ton, III., girl. Thursday. Grandparents include ' Mrs. George B. Williamson, Davenport. FIRE CALLS Bjertendort i One emergency medical service call Friday. Davenport r 7:50 p.m. Thursday, to 2104 W. 2nd St.. structure. J 7 57 p.m. Thursday, to 3403 Jersey Ridge Road, overheated dryer belt. Seven emergency medical service calls Thursday. ;; 12:46 a m. Friday, to 2118 W. 49th St. junk cars. i 3:02 a.m. Friday, to 1700 Harrison St.. dumpster. 6 47 p.m. Friday, to 3328 E. Kimberly Road, food on stove, t Four emergency medical service call Friday. Illinois lottery : SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The winning number drawn Friday in the Illinois Lottery Daily Game was 676. The winning numbers in Pick Four Game ' were 1-5-5-6. Estimated grand prize pool for . Lotto: $8 million. 1 H 7 t tier t 1 . -- ? -v -' ' - 5 fc " 4 CL7L7S(I,(BG By Stuart Aase QUAD-CITY TIMES The second suspect in the August shooting death of a Davenport bartender was arrested Friday in San Francisco when a patrolman recognized the man from a mug shot Daryl L. Hollins, 24, was being held Friday night on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. Hollins faces charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery, said Davenport Dolice Cant. WmW (bom Jt ?5E3 - MUp" j is Carol Stinger Driver challenges residency firing , A former Davenport city bus driver who was fired because he lives out, of state has filed a petition in Scott County District Court asking to have his job back. The petition filed by James K. Franks of Moline against the city of Davenport asks the court to rule that he has the right to be a worker for the city even though he lives in Illinois. Franks was fired in September be cause he failed to comply with an Iowa law requiring civil service employees to live in the state. Another bus driver also was fired for violating the residency rule. The city last year notified several employees that they had to move into Iowa in order to keep their jobs. In addition to the residency issue, Franks claims in the petition that he was fired because of his involvement in the transit union. He was president of Local 312 of the Amalgamated Transit Workers. The petition claims that the requirement that he live in Iowa violates his constitutional rights. It asks for a court order reinstating him and for back pay and benefits. City Administrator Bruce Romer said he could not comment because the city had not received a copy of the suit Milan firm, union to meet Davenport Packing Co. officials will meet with union leaders today to discuss the Milan plant's future, after workers on Friday rejected a proposal to have their guaranteed 36-hour work week cut. Michael Dean, business agent for United Food and Commercial Workers Local 431, said workers already have made wage, pension and vacation concessions to the troubled plant and would rather the company issue layoffs. . "The workers are not responsible for the financial problems at the plant. The 36-hour week is not the problem," Dean said. "Management shouldn't make everyone suffer." Company Vice President Seymore Lipkowitz would not comment Friday night on what the union's unanimous rejection of the proposal means for the plant's future. He said the company probably will issue a statement after today's meeting. Earlier this week, Rudolph Lipkowitz founder of the family-owned company said a decision on whether to close the plant rested with the union's position on the 36-hour week "You can't pay people if you don't have the money," he said. The plant employs about 50 union workers. Charles Borgstadt, chief of detectives. A Scott County grand jury last month returned two first-degree murder indictments in the slaying of Carol Stinger, 56, who was alone in the St. Louis House, 402 ! W. 2nd St., when she was shot in the chest ! during a robbery on Aug. 18. B.C. "Basil" Pendleton, 24, of Waterloo, Iowa, already has been charged w ith first- degree murder and robbery. He was being I held rnday night in the Scott County jail on $200,000 bond. Davenport authorities fetched Pendleton from the Black Hawk County JaiL where he had been held for three months on theft charges. The arrest of Hollins was a bit more complicated. Davenport police received a tip that Hollins headed for San Francisco shortly after the robbery. Tolice sent a mug shot, physical description, a copy of the suspect's fingerprints and other information to authorities in San Francisco. The mug shot or "flyer" apparently made the difference, Borgstadt said. "They had an officer who was alert. He had read all the flyers. One of them struck a bell," Borgstadt said. Borgstadt said the detailed information and picture of Hollins was sent only to San Francisco. More basic information on the suspect had been distributed to authorities across the country. The exact circumstances of Friday's arrest were not known. Davenport police were notified of the arrest about 2:30 p.m. Miss Stinger, who tended bar in the Quad-Cities for more than 35 years, was shot once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun. The two robbers made off with about $400 from two cash registers, and two handguns from behind the bar. There was no information available on whether San Francisco police searched the boarding house where Hollins was reported to have been staying. There was no word on any weapons being recovered, Borgstadt said. After the robbery, Davenport police actually had Hollins in their custody on a burglary arrest but at that time there was not enough evidence to charge him w ith the murder, Borgstadt said. Hollins was charged with attempted burglary in September after a woman told police that a man tried to enter her home in the 500 block on Scott Street. Borgstadt said he did not expect Hollins to go to court for extradition proceedings until Tuesday. Setting the record straight AN ARTICLE in Wednesday evening and Friday morning editions of the Quad-City Times incorrectly reported that Christmas decorations sold as a fund-raising project for Hayes and Roosevelt schools, Davenport, were made by students. The ornaments, sold by the Dads Club, were purchased from a company. The Times regrets the error. IaJ JgJ 1 V es ft gjpeofl1 0GiifiGus pi?Dinift When it comes to promoting Illinois particularly the Quad-Cities Carl Adrian is willing to go halfway around the world. Adrian, vice president of the Quad-City Development Group, will join Gov. James R. Thompson and about 40 other political and business leaders next month on an 11-day business development mission to Europe. The group will visit Stockholm, Sweden, Frankfurt, West Germany, London and Paris to promote business investments in Illinois, and Adrian will be trying to play "booster for the Quad-Cities. "Basically, we'll be talking to business leaders over there and trying to inform them of the business climate in Illinois," Adrian said. "Realistically, I doubt that w e'll be getting companies moving into the area right away, but I think we can develop some contacts with European companies who might be thinKing about locating in the U.S." he said. Thompson announced he will host seminars sponsored by the state Department of Commerce and Community Affairs in each of the four countries to explain the benefits of doing business in Illinois. He departs March 8, the day after he delivers his proposed state spending plan to the Legislature. Taxpayers will foot the bill for the seven people traveling in the governor's party and for five employees of the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. Oscar Mayer plant lays off 60 workers By Diana Penner QUAD-CITY TIMES Sixty workers at the Oscar Mayer Davenport plant will be placed on indefinite layoff as of Monday, the com-- pany has announced. The 60 layoffs will bring the total number of Davenport plant workers on layoff to about 410, Jim Aehl company spokesman in Madison, Wis, said. About 460 people remain on the job, and about 35 are on sick leave or vacation, he said. Aehl said the layoffs announced Friday are in response to slower demand for pork sausages, and repairs on a riot-dog machine that will take about tw o weeks. Workers affected by the repairs probably will be called back to work soon after repairs are completed, but callbacks of most of the workers will depend on the marketplace, he said. Aehl said it's not unusual for Oscar Mayer to have some layoffs during winter months when demand for products is down. He said the company expects to have recalls as the vacation season approaches and people start having picnics and eating more hot dogs. , Aehl said the layoffs have nothing to do with the company's recent attempt to get wage concessions from union workers at the Davenport plant. About 325 people are on layoff at the company's Madison plant, he said. Oscar Mayer has sought and received wage and benefit concessions at plants in Perry, Iowa, and Beards-town, I1L It has not approached the Madison plant, but has said for several months that it plans to look over each of its nine plants to make sure they are competitive. Deere Harvest Works to shut down for 2 weeks John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline will shut down for two weeks in late April and early May, affecting 2.325 hourly work--ers. Deere spokesman Bob Shoup said the shutdown w ill help reduce inventories of combines made at the Harvester Works. The plant w ill be closed April 22 to May 5. Shoup said although production schedules for some products are reduced, others are up. The 1984 production schedule is expected to be 15 percent higher than planned in November, he said.

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