The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana on February 7, 1991 · 1
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Thursday, February 7, 1991
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AY I rrni ..... A look at the sled dog races beginning here Saturday1 C n MOSTLY SUNNY today High today: 45 Low tonight: 20 -i town w volleyball ffi tonight rTVlll friii Thursday, February 7, 1991 From Montana's capital city Vol. 47, No. 78 35 Ago limits old worriers Age limits prevent many old veterans from re-enlisting, military recruiters say. In both the Army and the Navy, the maximum age for reenlisting is 35 years old sort of. , Previous years spent in the military can be subtracted from a person's age. For example, a 38-year-old veteran could subtract four (More on AGE, page 8A) Vietnam vet to re-en list GRANT SASEK IR Staff Writer Michael Mhoon a 44-year-old weather forecast er and Vietnam veteran, said it isn't patriotism prompting him to try to re-enlist and serve in the Persian Gulf War. And it isn't a death wish. The husband and father of three sons came close enough to that earning his Purple Heart when he was shot f J ) -"' ; ' X A) v v i - t -t ii - t,,mji (More on RE-ENLIST, page 8A) Michael and Diann Mhoon. 3lf$ijlS39 By GRANT SASEK IR Staff Writer tip rfCflS ps Ettenoy- Helena's Desert Shield Support Group will not accept money raised in an upcoming benefit sponsored by local peace activists, members said Wednesday. "We cannot take any financial contributions," said member Addie Shields. , An article in Tuesday's Independent Record quoted members of the Helena Service for Peace and Justice as saying they would give donations from a potluck dinner and dance to the support group. But the support group decided last fall when it organized not to accept donations, Shields said. "We want to avoid problems with the (More on REJECT, page 8A) nny ThoiHgiSf 79 die Thomas LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedian Danny Thomas, an immigrant's son who became television's most recognized daddy and one of its most prolific producers, died Wednesday after a heart attack. He was 79. The star of the long-running comedy series "Make Room for Daddy" died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 30 minutes after he was taken there from his Beverly Hills home. "He died peacefully," said Norman Brokaw, Thomas' longtime agent and newly named chairman and chief executive officer of the William Morris Agency. "It's hard to believe," Brokaw said. "He really wasn't sick." Funeral services were pending. Thomas made his last TV appearance Saturday night, playing an aging doctor on "Empty Nest," the successful comedy series co-produced by his son, Tony Thomas. He also had recently completed a promotional tour, including a guest spot on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" for his new book, "Make Room For Danny." ON TELEVISION, Thomas is best remembered as Danny Williams, the loud but soft-hearted nightclub entertainer on "Make Room for Daddy," which ran from 1953 to 1971 on ABC and CBS. The series, for which Thomas won an Emmy in 1954, was really a spin-off of his real life. Its title (More on THOMAS, page 8A) if i ' i . ' ; : " 1 I ... . f . - likirs A Bedouin shepherd protects a baby goat from a sandstorm in eastern Saudi Arabia. Weather predictions are for sand storms the next few days in the area of the military buildup. After weir; what? Baker sketches scenario of continued U.S. role From the New York Times WASHINGTON - Secretary of State James A. Baker III sketched the administration's postwar vision for the Persian Gulf for the first time on Wednesday, suggesting it would require some continued American military role in the region and possibly international aid to rebuild Iraq's economy. While Baker was not specific on this point, it would seem that any postwar reconstruction aid to Iraq would be conditioned on the removal of Saddam Hussein as president, something President Bush said Tuesday he would welcome as a result of the war. . "No one should forget that for the second time in a decade the people of Iraq (More on POSTWAR, page 8A) Reports conflict on damage done to Iraq elite units DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia (AP) Iraq cut its diplomatic ties with the six leaders of the multinational coalition Wednesday and Saddam Hussein gained an ally in word, if not in deed, when Jordan's King Hussein denounced the war "against brotherly Iraq." As Iraq severed diplomatic relations with the United States, Britain, France, Italy, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Secretary of State James A. Baker III, in Washington, tried to steel Congress for a long and bloody fight. "The military actions now under way necessarily involve many casualties, great hardships and growing fears for the future," Baker said in testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Tough times lie ahead." Baker's warning was old news to the allied troops massed near Saudi Arabia's border with Kuwait. They spent a tense but relatively quiet day on the front, still waiting for a ground offensive they know will be difficult and deadly. More Gulf stories, pages 5 A, 93 "Yes, I'm scared," said a female Army sergeant in the Saudi frontier town of Hafr al-Batin. "Anyone who tells you they're not just doesn't know very much." ON THE BATTLEFIELD, the United States ambushed four fleeing Iraqi jets and Iraq blasted the sky with intense but apparently futile anti-aircraft fire, allied military officials said. Allied jets ranged deep into Iraqi territory, and Iraq claimed that 150 civilians had been killed in a single air raid, including 35 children. Baghdad radio complained that the United States and its allies were bombing hospitals, mosques and houses. "They want to expel Iraq from the 20th century, ' ' the radio said. KING HUSSEIN - no relation to Saddam had long been considered one of the West's best friends in the Arab world. But he has tilted increasingly toward Iraq in the Persian Gulf War, and , Wednesday strode firmly onto Baghdad's camp. (More on GULF, page 8A) Nyleen Marshall TV episode locates a missing girl By LISA MEISTER IR Staff Writer An episode of "Unsolved Mysteries" about a missing Helena girl led to another missing girl being found, according to Wednesday night's broadcast on NBC. The show broadcast a segment Nov. 21 about Nyleen Kay Marshall, a rural Helena girl who disappeared at age 4 in June of 1983. She, her family and friends had been picnicking along Maupin Creek, and authorities searched the surrounding Elkhorn Mountains east of Clancy for about 10 days. An operator for the show said Wednesday night that none of the calls received after the November segment led to Marshall, now 12. But Campbell said a teacher mistook another other 12-year-old girl, Monica Bonil-la, for Marshall, and called the show. Bo-nilla, who is from the Los Angeles area, also had been missing, and was discovered in British Columbia. "It kind of went in a circle by way of Boulder, Mont.," Campbell said in a telephone interview after the broadcast. "We were just tickled ... and so was her mother, Nancy Marshall, that at least some good came of it." Campbell said the office is working on 30 or 40 leads in Marshall's case, and that they turn the better ones over to the FBI. Since the November segment aired, the two agencies have followed up from 500 to 600 leads, he said. That show had revealed that an anonymous man had sent a letter to law authorities in 1985 claiming to have Marshall. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children had received a call from the same man, who later wrote about Marshall in a letter to Child Find of America. Two other letters and phone calls followed, and FBI special agents traced the calls to a booth in Madison, Wis., according to the program. "We don't know for sure if these letters are for real," Campbell said Wednesday, adding that so far, there are no "strong" leads. People with information about Marshall can call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department at 225-3323, the Helena FBI office at 449-5400 or the "Unsolved Mysteries" toll-free number, 1-800-876-5353. When last seen, Marshall had dark brown hair and blue eyes. Ban on nude dancing upheld by high court Lotto numbers. 8A By BOB ANEZ Associated Press Writer A Billings ordinance banning nude dancing in bars does not violate the constitutional right to free speech and expression, the Montana Supreme Court said Wednesday. In the 6-1 decision, the court also held that the ordinance does not infringe on the state's authority to regulate the sale of alcohol and licensing of taverns. The ruling came in an appeal from Jimmy L. Laedeke, who was arrested while performing a nearly nude dance at a Billings tavern in 1987. He was convicted in city and district courts, and fined $150. He argued before the high court that the law gives the state sole power to regulate businesses licensed to sell alcoholic beverages and the ordinance trespasses on that authority. But the majority said the state controls only the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcohol, while the Billings ordinance applies only to conduct occurring in places licensed to sell alcohol. Therefore, the state law and city ordinance don't clash, the court said. The court similarly rejected Laedeke's constitutional challenge, citing three U.S. Supreme Three Sections Bill challenges Stephens' plan for new women's prison City 6A Classified 7B Markets 4B Comics 6B TV Listings . 9B Session 2A Nation... 5A World 9B Bills 4A Crossword....9B Weather 2A Editorial ...... 5B Sports IB Scoreboard...2B Montana 3A Movies.........3B Ain ommmt By BOB ANEZ Associated Press Writer POOR (More on NUDE, page 8A) For 24 hour condition call 443-1934 A legislative committee found no disagreement Wednesday that Montana desperately needs a new women's prison. But lawmakers learned of dissension over the new institution's size and financing, and who decides where the coveted project will be built. The House State Administration heard, but did not act on, a bill that spells out the process by which a $12 million, 200-bed prison proposed by the Stephens administration will be located and funded. A spokesman for the Department of Institutions noted that some of the provisions in House Bill 528 conflict with the agency's plans already under way for the new facility. The measure by Rep. Vivian Brooke, D-Missoula, requires the prison to be paid for by the state through the sale of bonds. Dan Russell, head of the state Corrections Division, said the administration wants a local community to build the project and then lease the ..prison to the state. He said proposals from eight communities were received by the Jan. 30 deadline Brooke's bill leaves the choice of where the prison will be constructed in the hands of a nine-member selection committee. The administration wants the state institutions director to have the final say. Neither Russell nor Curt Chisholm, state Institu tions Department director, would say whether the administration will oppose any legislative proposal contrary to its plan. "I can't speak for the governor," they each said "We're standing firm on our position ... that it is (More on PRISON, page 8A)

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