Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on August 19, 1990 · 1
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'QLOfe I mm m , rap Nov cUitudo ct Cobrcdo UNL grcductcs OGD UstofgradsonpagdlCE CITY FINAL 1990 Journal-Star Printing Co., Lincoln Neb. Serving Nebraska for 1 22 years $1.25 t J "First Uoo shots fired mi crisis By Associated Press -U.S. Navy ships fired warning shots Saturday across the bows of two Iraqi oil tankers operating in Middle Eastern waters, prompting a threat from Iraq lhat a repeat of such incidents would have "grave consequences." ; The U.N. Security Council, meanwhile, unanimously demanded that Iraq let all foreigners leave. The warning volleys in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman were the first shots fired in the increasingly tense military face-off between American and Iraqi forces in the crisis sparked by Iraq's Aug 2 invasion of Kuwait. Baghdad to keep all foreigners . Tlgria BwaL I Al-Mansouf I ... k NSV!''! American 'Bd2p- RMhid Hotel plpy H Baghdad SAUDI ARABIA KUWAIT Intomallonat Airport Via. Tensions heightened further Saturday that foreign nationals, including their when the Iraqi government declared newborn children, trapped in Iraq and Kuwait would suffer from any shortages of food and medicine that result from an international trade embargo against Baghdad The announcement followed a statement Friday that Iraq was indefinitely detaining thousands of foreign nationals caught in Iraq and Kuwait The Iraqi foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, made clear Saturday that the nationals, who are to be housed at strategic military and civilian sites, were being held as insurance against attack by U.S.-led forces massing in the region. Iraq's ambassador to Paris said Saturday that some of the 4,700 Britons already had been moved to Iraqi military installations. In London, a government spokesman said about 40 Britons had been moved out of their hotels In Kuwait to "unknown destinations." In Washington, the Pentagon said in a statement that the USS Reid fired six warning shots across the bow of the Iraq) ship Khanaqin In the Gulf of Oman after It "refused repeated requests to hall" The shots were the first fired In the "May-old Interdiction effort ordered by President Bush to halt goods leaving and entering Iraq. Also, the USS Bradley fired three warning shots across the bow of another Iraqi tanker to the north in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said. The Persian Gulf, which connects with the Gulf of Oman, is Iraq's outlet to the sea. "Both tankers are currently under way, but are under close U.S. Navy surveillance," the Pentagon said. A Pentagon source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Navy ships were unlikely to take further action against the ships during nighttime hours. Officials aboard the ships said U.S. forces briefly went to battle stations See GULF on page 3A Hostages put Bush in 'painful dilemma9 KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - The White House denounced Iraq's use of Innocent civilians as pawns" in the Persian Gulf crisis Saturday as new threats to the safety of Americans posed what one analyst called "a tremendous, painful dilemma" for President Bush. At the United Nations, the U.N. Security Council on Saturday unanimously demanded that Iraq let all foreigners leave, and the U.S. ambassador accused Baghdad of holding them "hostage." D Survival instinct to keep Saddam from backing down. Pag 4A. In its resolution, the Security Council "demands that Iraq permit and facilitate the immediate departure from Kuwait and Iraq of the nationals of third countries and grant immediate and continuing access of consular of- See HOSTAGES on page 3A Voters getting tips to determine 'meat to mush9 campaign ratio WASHINGTON (AP) - A new political re form group believes thousands of Americans are willing to spend $3 each to become better citizens. The Center for National Independence in Politics has set up a 900-number telephone line to take orders for the "Voter's Self-Defense Manual," an eight-page pamphlet small enough to fit in a shirt pocket Its purpose is to give voters a way to get around the manipulations of today's political campaigns, to see behind the commercials and gimmicks. In addition, the $3 call to 1-900420-CNIP produces a list showing how six national groups conservative, liberal, business, labor, environmental and defense rate the caller's sena tors and representatives. Also provided is a breakdown of how much money the lawmakers have been given by political action committees representing agriculture, business, the health industry, labor and professional, ideological and political groups. For the frustrated "The manual is directed to the person who is frustrated out there," center President Richard Kimball said last week. "We figure we're going to have five minutes of their attention." The pamphlet is the center's first project See VOTE on page 8A u ; V,N ,t .COLO R 1 Summertime fun TED KIRKSUNDAY JOURNAL-6TAH Frank Dolezal, 12, gets ready to go after the fish In Oak Lake on Saturday. Partly cloudy skies and temperatures In the 90s were expected to give way today to mostly cloudy skies and highs in the mid- to upper 80s with a 50 percent chance for rain. Catalog frenzy leads to charges, full warehouse BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man caught up in a mail-order frenzy used phony names to order about $200,000 worth of merchandise up to 50 boxes a day and . simply threw the bills away, police said Thomas J. Hoffmann, S5, used five post office boxes and 227 aliases to receive the catalog merchandise, said Sgt Randy Crowe. . He was charged Thursday with three counts of theft Police recovered enough goods from Hoffmann's home and two storage rooms to nearly fin an 8,000-square-foot Postal Service warehouse, Crowe said. : Sixteen officers spent six hours Thursday sorting through the orders so they could be returned Among them were books, magazines, clothes, porcelain plates, globes, videotapes and more than 800 compact discs. "He told us this was kind of something that snowballed on him," Crowe sakL "He did it for a See CATALOG on page 8A 3 teens guilty of rape, assault of jogger By Newt Services NEW YORK - Three teen-agers were convicted Saturday of raping and brutally beating a jogger out for her nightly run in Central Park last year. After 10 tense days of deliberations, a Manhattan Supreme Court jury acquitted Raymond Santana, 15, Yusef Salaam, 16, and Antron McCray, 16, of sodomy and of attempted murder, the most serious charge they faced, but convicted them of every other serious charge, including rape, riot, robbery and assault Some charges were based on attacks on several other people in the park that night "The presumption of innocence no longer applies here," said Judge Thomas B. Galligan after the verdicts were read. Family members in the packed courtroom began weeping as Gallagan ordered all three taken into custody. After viewing two harrowing videotaped confessions during the last 10 days, the jury of 10 men and two women reached identical verdicts for all three youths. They were ordered remanded to jail without ball As juveniles, they face a maximum of 10 years in prison at sentencing Sept 11. The 30-year-old jogger was found lying senseless in a pool of blood after the April 19, 1989, attack. In a coma for two weeks, she later recovered enough to return to her investment banking job and give dramatic testimony at the trial The jury spent the last three days of deliberations convincing one holdout who felt McCray was innocent It also took three days to. consider the attempted murder charges, said juror Charles Nestorick, The jury finally decided to acquit because they felt the teen-agers did not realize their strength. "Youths that age are not well versed in how many blows it takes to kill someone," Nestorick said The case engendered enormous local concern for the victim, who has not been publicly named. The defendants' supporters demonstrated outside the courthouse regularly, charging racism be cause the victim was white and wealthy, the youths black. Prosecutors said the three defendants were part of a gang of as many as 30 youths who rampaged through the park, harassing at least nine people. Three other teen-agers charged in the assault on the woman are free on bond. Salaam, McCray and Santana also were convicted of assault and robbery for attacks on two male joggers, John See JOGGER on page 8A Norfolk mother seeks justice in daughter's disappearance YMCA Coed VB Leagues deadline 95 475-9622-Adv. Discount Sale 10 to 70 Fit 817 thru Sua 819, Lincoln Marine, Hwy 77 & Saltmo Rd. 423-1000-Adv. Cheryl's Fashions sizes 14-26 Parking Lot Sale Outlet only. Closeout Prices on many items. $4, 85, S6, $7, East Park & Outlet open today 12-5-Adv ASSOOATEOPHESS Joyce Cutshall poses in her Norfolk home with a crayon drawing by her daughter, Jill, who disappeared three) years ago. By Sharon Cohen NORFOLK (AP) Joyce Cutshall is consumed by a battle she may never win. She thinks her daughter is dead, but cant prove it She suspects she is buried nearby, but cant find her. She wants to bring her home, but cant She has made that her mission, taking the law into her own hands to find out what happened to her child Fearful that Jill's case would sink deeper in police files, the determined mother who had never touched a legal book started a petition drive, forced a grand jury probe and prompted an arrest Three years after Jill's disappearance, Joyce Cutshall believes she's closer than ever to the truth a truth that win bring even greater agony. "I feel that this last chapter is going to be my absolutely most difficult" she said "It's a very, very strange feeling to work so hard toward something to know that at the end of it it's going to bring as much grief and pain as a mother can f eeL" This fall, when David Phelps, 26, goes on trial on charges of kidnapping Jill, Cutshall will be there, hoping Phelps words win lead to her daughter's body, knowing that even if she wins, she loses. The prospect is frightening, yet comforting. "Once I can put Jill to rest in my own mind and have a place that I can go and visit her whenever I'm having a difficult day or feel the need to see her," she said, "that will help me deal with the fact that I wont have a chance to hold her again." Loved her world For now, she lives with memories: how Jin loved butter so much she ate It off the stick. And mementos: pictures of horses and hearts, a note to "the greatest mom in the world," crayon drawings of the sun, flowers and rainbows her symbol for the future and poems. "The world is a great round ban thing that is made by God," Jin wrote. "It has good things on it and bad things on it The world Is great to me." On Aug. 13, 1987, 9-year-old Jillian Dee Cutshall vanished from that world she so cherished. She disappeared in Norfolk, where she was spending the summer with her father, Roger. The Cutshalls divorced in 1985; Jill and her brother, Jeff, lived in Kansas with their mother. Cutshall moved back to Norfolk after her daughter's disappearance. Jill, her mother said, feared staying in her father's apartment house alone; it was seedy, noisy, filled with transients. So when he and his new wife left for work at 6 am, she did her chores, then walked to the sitter's house six blocks away. That day, she was last seen at 6:30 am on her sitter's stoop, where she normally waited until someone inside awoke. Jill had been repeatedly warned about strangers. But the blonde, blue-eyed youngster "just loved people," her mother said "She trusted them. She always found something good In everybody, even if they werent good" After Jill's disappearance, the FBI, state and local police blitzed the area. There were roadblocks, door-to-door searches, hundreds of interviews. Tens of thousands of posters flooded the country. A year passed No JUL Hope turned to heartache. New lead Then in the fall of 1988, when Cutshall, 36, was attending a local college, a journalism student Gail Pedersen, interviewed her for a story. Pedersen revealed police had questioned her brother, David Phelps, about JilL Phelps' sister, she said, told her: " Tm not saying that he is guilty or innocent. . . (but) she felt that it was a possibility that he in some way was con- Local weather . Today: Chance of rain, high in upper 80s. Tonight Cloudy, 50 chance of thunderstorms, low 65 to 70. Monday. High in mid-80s. Page 6A. Editorial The exploitive use of American and other Western civilians captured by Iraq when it overran Kuwait on Aug. 2 deepens the gravity of the Midd-least crisis. Page 68. Sports Zane Smith figured he had to beat the Cincinnati Reds sometime, and the North Platte native was right He beat them for the first time in five tries this season. Page ie Nebraska OLO P Gov. Kay Orr has kept her we-d about appointing women to work in state government, women's advocates say. Page id. 3.UDEX140 I Business. I Deaths ...3-7C 60 I Editorials ....... 6-7B I Entertainment..Focus I HomeGarden.... 8-SC I Lifestyle Section J I Lincoln Sees. C, D See CUTSHALL on page 9A Nation Secs.A,B Nebraska...Secs.C.D People 2A Sports Section E TV-Cable ....Section K World Sees A. B Want ads 1 0-1 2E.F.G - I J2L . o .n,. ;n n n it p n

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