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r i ' . : 1 T- . I l r l I ggfVJTV Times :y 4 . Comta:jUj: . , I Game of year for Bears, D-1 Walk down Main Street, B-l 75 CentS Copyright, 1JM, The Time TT(alV November 4, 1984 What's right in the Region MUNSTER AAona EINaggar, 17-year-old Munster High School senior, is the school's winner of the Century III Leader competition and will vie with other local winners from around the state for one of two $1,500 scholarships. The competition is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and is designed to recognize students who show strong leadership abilities and an interest in the future of America. Weather- Sunny A chance of showers is expected to move out of the Calumet Region by late this morning. The National Weather Service predicts this afternnon will be partly sunny with the temperature reaching the middle or upper SOs. . it will be colder tonight, with the temperature dropping to the middle 30s. Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high temperature in the upper 50s. The extended forecast is for sunny weather the rest of the week with temperatures in the 30s and 40s. More temperatures and the national weather map are on Page A-20. For 24-hour weather information, call Weatherline, 931-9900. Index Advice B-3 Business F1-7 Classified E2-20 Comics D-14 Editorial A18-19 Family B-14 Insight E-l Main Street B-1 Markets F6-7 News briefly A-3 Obituaries E-2 Sports Dl-12 Theater D-13 TV Mag Our phone numbers Want ads: 8 a.m. -7 p.m. Circulation: 219-' 932-8200 219 932-3112 932-3106 932-3100 375-2679 738-2762 9 a.m. -7:30 p.m. NewsSports: 219 Other calls: 219 Toll Free Numbers Calumet City, Lansing, Dolton, South Holland, etc. 312 Crown Point, Hobart, Merrfllville 219- Lowell, Cedar Lake, Shelby, 219-696-0030 Loser's corner . . . . . welcomes candidate Roger Grove. Grove Is in the running to be the sheriff of Seneca County, Ohio. What qualifies him for the position, he says, is that he has spent time in most of the fails in the county. Grove, 33, is using his police mug shot on his poster in the campaign against a police officer who arrested him as a Juvenile and the incumbent, who locked him up on the drug trafficking charge. "I was doing 80 days in the workhouse, and I decided I was going to run for sheriff," said Grove. "As sheriff I could wipe out the whole system," said Grove, who was acquitted of the charge. Grove didn't elaborate as to which system he could wipe out. I ITnnm IMmircnnnaw gf til Calimift Iff Tin 11 I THE HOME STRETCH Miracle or mandate? By The Associated Press President Reagan is looking for a Republican landslide while Walter F. Mondale dreams of a poll-defying miracle. The two campaign combatants agree only that Americans face their "clearest choice in 50 years" when they pick a president next Tuesday. Public opinion surveys portrayed the contest as a mismatch, with the only question the scope of Reagan's victory and its coattail effect on the fortunes of Republican congressional candidates. "Polls don't vote, people do," countered Mondale in the manner of underdogs everywhere. "We're gonna win this election." Democrats looked for modest gains in 684 full of images By RICHARD BRYANT Times Staff Writer Images. That's what'll be on the minds of voters traipsing to the polls Tuesday. The cowboy versus the wimp. The "Illinois Advantage" versus the man in the bow tie. A chip off the Otis Bowen block versus another Democrat who opposes Indiana's license branch setup. Voters identify with the image of the party, the candidate, and, lastly, the issues. 1984 has provided plenty of images. Busy Ft. Wayne's skyline Suspect 'no Ma Barker' By CAROLE LEIGH HUTTON Times City Editor CALUMET CITY Helen Allen says she's no Ma Barker and she hasn't masterminded any bank robbery. Further, the 50-year-old widow says her life and the lives of her 11 children have been unalterably harmed by her arrest and labeling as a federal criminal. Mrs. Allen was released on bond Thursday after having spent more than a week in the U.S. Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. She is charged with helping to plan a bank robbery allegedly committed by her son, Jimmy, and two other men. Jimmy Allen, 34, Michael Guzman, 36, and Anthony Genovese, 24, are charged wilh the Oct 3 robbery of the Thornridge State Bank in South Holland. About $47,000 in cash was taken in the robbery, but authorities said the money was ruined by an exploding capsule of red dve. ,, "Mrs. Allen was arrested Oct 19 after Genovese confessed his role in the robbery and implicated her, authorities said, v The Calumet City woman, however, describes Genovese as a habitual criminal who federal agents shouldn't have believed. She says his stories about her helping to "case" the bank before the robbery and trvina to wash the red dve 4ISl! It - (: ' - - ' ff, H i v , I Y: M 33 Senate races on the ballot, but conceded they were unlikely to end four years of Republican rule. The GOP said it could actually gain a seat or two on the strength of Reagan's coattails. The GOP also forecast an increase in its own strength in the Democratic House. Party leaders gunned for a pickup of 20-25 seats, enough, they calculated, to give Reagan a "working majority" to enact his conservative program. In addition, 13 states are electing governors and several are picking new legislatures. The verdict of 125 million registered voters only three days away, Reagan was stumping for himself and his (Continued Back Page This Section) Age. Gender. A vice-presidential debate. Rising conservatism despite high unemployment Street-corner voter registration drives. Record campaign spending. Polls, polls and more polls. As a result, 1984 presents perhaps the best defined, most clear-cut choice for voters in years. The party image is still the key in most races, said George Rogers, political science professor at Indiana University Northwest. But in a presidential race, the candidate's image is what counts. (Continued Back Page This Section) Ft. Wayne: City of By JAMES KANE Times Business-Labor Writer FORT WAYNE - Two years ago, the New York Times declared Fort Wayne a victim of its "rust bowl" location. "They were writing us off," said Lincoln Schrock, director of Indiana Northeast Development (IND)."It was, for all intents and purposes an obituary "notice in the country's most prestigious newspaper." But reports of the death of Fort Wayne proved premature. Today, the city of 173,000 is receiving i A - T v(Babe) ( V ' Jay V y " , Wy Given , V :0 ?1 Election '84 ISO ECiS VOTERS' A complete look at the candidates qualifications Their goals for elected office. Where to cast your ballot Starting on C-l national attention for its economic resurgence. Its downtown is vibrant, new industries are moving in and its people have renewed hope and pride. The story of Fort Wayne, beset by many of the same problems as the Calumet Region, but more successful in changing its image and its prospects, shows what can be done given leadership, hard work and a willingness to spend money. The most prominent symbol of the city's decline was the 1982 loss of the International Harvester truck E.C. CRIME SAGA Will murders go unsolved? By NANCY BANKS and RUTH ANN KRAUSE Times Staff Writers The unsolved murders of two prominent men connected to East Chicago government stand out among the approximately 100 killings each year in Lake County. Almost $30,000 has been spent for a special prosecutor on one of the cases that was before a special Lake County grand jury for two years. Last week, the grand jury was sent home without returning indictments. Police investigated the other case for eight months, but never presented information to a grand jury. Law enforcement officials consider both cases open. The body of Henry (Babe) Lopez Sr., former East Chicago park superintendent and past president and financial secretary of United Steelwork ers of America Local 1010, was pulled from the Grand Calumet River on Jan. 29, 1980. Lopez, 49, who bad been missing since Dec. 12, 1979, was executed in what authorities describe as an "organized-crime" hit 9 sections 158 pages India mourns Gandhi NEW DELHI, India (AP) - Indira Gandhi was cremated Saturday in the perfumed flames of a sandalwood pyre. "Immortal mother" to India's mournful masses, Indira was bid farewell by a nation now consumed in its own fires of retribution. In smoldering cities across India, the death toll passed 1,000 in four days of anti-Sikh rioting that erupted after Prime Minister Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh security Related stories: A-l 7. D-1 7 guards, according to police and Indian news media reports. Hundreds of Sikhs were massacred in one New Delhi district alone. The new government, under Mrs. Gandhi's son, Rajiv, was coming under sharp criticism for failing to control the violence. In the sundown cremation ceremony beside holy river Yamuna, climax to a solemn three-hour funeral procession through this capital, the grieving Rajiv Gandhi first walked seven times around the log-stacked bier where his mother's body lay, then gently touched a blazing torch to her head and feet. Hindu priests chanted mantras, and the yellow flames flickered higher, gradually engulfing the red sari-clad remains of the woman who had dominated political life here for two decades. Some 400,000 sorrowful Indians i thronged the riverside site, and dozens of 1 presidents, premiers and other foreign dignitaries, including U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz, stood nearby in j silent tribute, hands over their hearts. Earlier Saturday, Shultz met with ( Continued Back Page This Section) success A Region perspectiee, Fl i manufacturing plant, which once employed 10,000. There were other signs, too. Payroll employment plummeted, dropping almost 30,000 from its 1979 peak of 185,200. The unemployment rate climbed to 13.5 percent. A study showed the city hadn't attracted a single new firm employing (Continued Back Page This Section) Lopez body was pulled from the Grand Calumet River in 1980. 3 Jay Given, a flamboyant former city attorney, was shot in the back of the head as be left a political fundraiser May 15. 1981 at the Elk's Building, 4624 Magoun Ave., East Chicago. Approximately 400 people were attending a "Las Vegas Night" for Lake County Commissioner N. Atterson Spann Jr., D-East Chicago, when Given was murdered. Given, 51, a powerful political figure, has been described as the type of man who made (Continued on Page B-15) " """ I 3 (Continued on Page A-2)

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