The Times from Munster, Indiana on April 17, 1998 · 11
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The Times from Munster, Indiana · 11

Munster, Indiana
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Friday, April 17, 1998
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J HOBART FINAL WEATHER FRIDAY APRIL 17, 1998 L7" An edition of The Times serving Hobart, Lake Station and New Chicago PREP ZONE The spring fling : More than in any other season, coaches ' have trouble attracting athletes for spring: sports. As the weather turns warm, ' many seniors give up sports for a spot ; on a hammock. E-l mi rur Sunglasses will come in handy today, but so will a jacket. In-depth, A-12 5036 The bird's the word ? "Paulie" flies as a parrot story filled with loyally, heart C-l 7 SECTIONS, 64 PAGES www,thtUmtsonlla,eom Newsstand: 50 cents L. . ... .. .v . .......... .f Ml UJ mm BY LAURI HARVEY Times Staff Writer to The Navy decided Thursday bring home its orphaned napalm. The day after railroad security babysat the rail car holding 12,000 gallons of the Vietnam War-era napalm overnight in Kansas City, Mo., the Navy decided to send it back to California. This time it will be stored at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, Calif., not the Fallbrook station where it has been held for 30 years. The remote military base has am- TODAY IN THE TIMES A quick look at the news LOCAL Coroner hopeful about new morgue The Lake County Council agreed to spend $1.2 million to create a county morgue, a project that "everyone has been trying to get done for 20 years," said Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot. B-l NATION WORLD Gun deaths rank highest in U.S. The United States has the highest rate of gun deaths among the world's 36 richest nations, a government study found. The National Rifle Association called the study shoddy because it failed to examine all causes of violent deaths. A-3 Navy recalls napalm E.C.'s Pollution Control Industries no longer wants pie security and people trained to handle hazardous materials. China Lake will not treat or recycle napalm, because the Navy and Battelle Memorial Institute - its chief contractor for the napalm recycling work - say they still have a contract for the project with Pollution Control Industries in East Chicago. "It's just temporary storage while the Navy evaluates its options," said Capt. Royce Prather, a Navy spokesman. "This is merely a temporary storage facility, certainly less than 90 days," said Capt. Tom Boothe, commander of the Southwest Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command. "This is a temporary action. It is not the long-term so- ODDldJ lution we are looking for." The two tanks of napalm should be back in California in several days. PCI announced Monday it wants out . of the contract to recycle the napalm into fuel for the cement industry, two days after the Navy sent the now-rolling rail shipment from Fallbrook without PCFs knowledge. PCI President Robert Campbell blamed the Navy's botched communications with his company and the public, as well as pressure on local congressmen See NAPALM, A-8 Thomas Philpot Lake County coroner u? -4 Cambodia reacts to Pol Pot's death Cambodians who suffered under the bloody rule of Pol Pot reacted with bitter anger Thursday after learning that the Khmer Rouge leader died before he could be tried for mass murder. A-3 BUSINESS Steelmakers raise plate prices U.S. Steel Group and Bethlehem Steel Corp. announced $10 per ton increases this week. F-l INDEX Advice Bridge Classified Crossword Crossword Horoscope Movies Obituaries Opinion Stocks C-10 F-9 F,G F-9 C-10 C-10 C-2,3 B-4,5 A-10 F-2,3 The Times Is printed with soy color Inks, exclusively on recycled paper. outhern storms rage on l " j i -'"""ITvf KathieHunt stands near the remains of her home Thursday in Manila, Ark. A deadly tornado ripped through the small community early Thursday morning, leaving two children dead and over 20 others Injured. RODNEY FREEMAN ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes tearing through Arkansas, Tennessee kill at least 10 i I f I i 9 ) K - "4 !" '' -wsxv if ... . : 0 -'-4 ? 1 RICK MUSACCHIO ASSOCIATED PRESS Motorists stop to watch a storm move through downtown Nashville on Thursday. Two tornadoes struck downtown Nashville on Thursday afternoon, blowing out windows In hundreds of buildings, ripping off roofs and knocking over trees. About 100 people were injured. Gov. Don Sundquist declared Nashville a disaster area. Governor declares Nashville disaster area; feds to survey damage today BY KARIN MILLER Associated Press Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Towns across Tennessee and Arkansas began picking up the pieces this morning after tornados raked both states Thursday from before dawn until early evening. - Ten people were killed. The last three victims died when a twister touched down about 6 p.m. in Wayne County, Tenn., near the Alabama border. No other details were immediately available. Three others died in powerful storms in southern Kentucky; two died in Barren County and one in neighboring Metcalfe County. Barren County Deputy Coroner Tim Gibson said he didn't know if the deaths were the result of a tornado, but suspected they were. "From the devastation and destruction I've seen at the scene, I don't see how it could help from being (a tornado)," he said Twisters also struck Manila, in northeastern Arkansas, about 3 a.m., killing Casey Lomax, 2-12, and Brittni Lomax, 5. Their parents were injured. "People heard it but couldn't see it," said Manila, Ark., firefighter Michael White. "It passed probably 400 yards from my house. There was so much lightning and rain I didn't see anything." An hour later, a tornado spawned by the same storm killed Paul and Peggy Kolwyck in Roellen, Tenn., about 50 miles east of Manila. Their bodies were found 200 to 250 feet from their trailer home, which was torn apart. At the Lomax family's trailer home, the twister left little more than rows of cinderblocks that had supported the home, splintered wood and a qhild's scooter on a pile of rubble. The children were thrown from the trailer and were found near each other. Manila is a half-hour east of Jonesboro, where four students and a teacher were "killed in a See SOUTHERN, A-8 MARK HUMPHREY ASSOCIATED PRESS Charles Lampley stands amid insulation that has fallen from the roof of the damaged Flea Port USA flea market building in Dickson, Tenn., on Thursday. Part of the roof was blown away and part of the walls of the building were knocked down when a tornado went through the area Thursday morning. Although work had begun there to set up for a weekend show, no one was injured. "In the end, I have not come this far to see the law let men who have done such things dodge their responsibility." Paula Jones, below ASSOCIATED PRESS try for justice D Paula Jones will appeal the dismissal of lawsuit against President Clinton. . BY KATIE FAIRBANK Associated Press Writer DALLAS - Her voice breaking as she pronounced the word "appeal," Paula Jones said Thursday she will ask an appeals court to reinstate her lawsuit and force President Clinton to stand trial for sexual harassment. "In the end, I have not come this far to see the law let men who have done such things dodge their responsibility," a crying Jones said at a news conference with her lawyers. "I believe what Mr. Clinton did to me was wrong, and the law protects women who are subjected to that kind of abuse of power." Clinton, on a state visit in Chile, said See JUSTICE, A-8 Whiting man found guilty in Hobart shop slaying j B Mark Henry faces life in prison: for slashing death of shop owner. : BY MARK KIESLING Times Staff Writer t CROWN POINT - After deliberating about 4-12 hours Thursday, a jury found. Mark Henry guilty of murder in the slasln ing death of a Hobart antiques store" owner. I No sentencing date was set for Henry, 37, of Whiting. ; Instead, there will be a hearing todajf during which the prosecution will ask that Henry spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole rather thari receive the maximum sentence of 65 years. I Wrapping up his case before the jurjC began deliberation, Lake County Deputy Pros-; ecutor Steven Godfrey pointed to the graphic murder photos stuck with magnets on an easel.- "What do you think he intended when ha did that?" he asked the jury. "Slashing some one's throat is a lot different than shooting; someone. It's up close and personal." Carol Nelson, 59, was found in -a "pool of blood by her husband and a customer Aug. 5 inside Treasure House Antiques, 402 N. Hobart Road. I -Henry was arrested two days later after a.' See GUILTY, A-4 ,08956"00050l

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