Daily News from New York, New York on May 1, 1984 · 22
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Daily News from New York, New York · 22

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22 Parents send son to neu met Li J L Frank Batey Denver (UPIV Bitterly opposed parents reached a settlement Monday that will send their 12 year-old son to a neutral setting in California while his fundamentalist Christian mother and homosexual father try to work out their differences over his custody. Betty Lou Batey, who fled with her son, Brian, from her former husband's home in California 19 months ago, had tears in her eyes and bit her lip as District Judge Harold Keed read the decision reached by parents, lawyers and the boy in the judge's chambers minutes earlier. Both parents will have visitation rights when Brian is placed in a child welfare center in San Diego, where the Bateys formerly lived. MRS. BATEY, 39, went into hiding with her son in September 1982 after a San Diego, Calif., judge awarded custody of him to Frank Batey, also 39. After 19 months living underground with his mother and United Pentecos- tal Church friends, Brian emerged April 24 saying he wanted to remain with his mother. He has asked Reed to allow him to remain in Colorado and not answer a court order returning him to California. He said he does not like to be around his father, an avowed homosexual. The boy said he "got tired of naked men running around" his father's apartment Reed said he did not have jurisdiction but that he could rule to keep the boy in Colorado if the boy were in physical or emotional danger. BATEY SAID that a San Diego Superior Court Judge gave him custody in 1982 because Mrs. Batey, who had custody from 1976, would not allow him visitation rights. His mother surrendered to the FBI in Denver April 4, and she was jailed April 12 for refusing to tell the boy's whereabouts. She was released 13 days later when Brian came out of hiding. H A 2 5 ' r Betty Lou Batey mm sis v TIM Allocated Pr A killer storm tore into the Midwest with hurricane force winds and up to a foot of soggy snow in "thundersnows" yesterday, closing roads and cutting power lines to thousands of homes and businesses. At least three persons were killed, including an 82 year-old Amherst, Ohio, man who died when high winds toppled a tree onto his car, and a 21 year old Crown City man who was killed when a power line fell onto his coal truck in the southeastern part of the state. In Zeeland, Mich., a 27-year-old man on a motorcycle was killed by a falling tree limb. The winds, which gusted to 81 mph in Waukesha, Wis. and almost as strong in many areas of Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana were caused by the same storm system that spawned twisters Sunday from Oklahoma and Mississippi into Wisconsin, killing one person, injuring more than 60 ' - ' ' " ' - - y .. - " - - I . L'Jui., ' ' " " v. " -"''SZ.'r "-" - - , v 7 j;??36?! feT2 ? v-' 4 v. si. Cars In parking lot were tossed about like toys as tornado roared through Mannford, Okla. others and leveling scores of homes. The National Weather Service said that the sky over central and northern Ohio had a brownish tinge yesterday from dust blown up from Oklahoma and Texas, and that visibility was reduced to about two miles. Pilots reported the dust extended as high as 6,000 feet, and forecasters said "many surfaces such as cars and patio furniture may be coated with a thin layer of Texas and Oklahoma." THE WINDS were clocked at 75 mph across southern Michigan, and officials of that state's two largest utilities said power was knocked out to 44,000 homes and businesses, mainly in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Detroit. Northwest Wisconsin was plastered with up to a foot of heavy, wet snow that snapped power lines. Wind gusts to 70 mph were reported in the Chicago area, causing some injuries to people knocked down or hit by flying objects. Commonwealth Edison said 20.000 customers in Chicago and its suburbs were without power. MM By JOSEPH VOI.Z Washington (News Bureau) Standing before two grim red brick buildings that evoked the Nazi concentration camps of a generation ago. survivors of the Holocaust yesterday broke ground for a museum to commemorate the millions who did not survive. In a heavy rain that one participant culled "tears from heaven," the speakers, survivors of death camps that took 6 million lives, told a crowd of 1,000 that the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will be a "living institution" for research into that period. The museum will be housed in the two brick buildings just 100 yards from the Washington Monument. "No cause is more noble," said Klie Wiesel, the author who is himself a camp survivor. Wiesel, chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Council, added: "We hope passers by will retain not only the inhumanity of the killers but also the humanity of the victims" One victim. Dr. Emmanuel Ringel-blum, left a legacy in buried milk ill i 'm Q t kV. -4 III li n I H.l AlMUMMf tlL. i - 7 J-MHIII.iill,lililli'iniiilHiirt.J AP Vice President Bush speaking In the Capitol yesterday cans the history of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising 41 years ago. The cans were found after the war. Hingclblum wrote then: "I do not know who of our group will survive, whose destiny it will be to live to work through the collective materials. But one thing is clear to all of us. Even our death will not be without meaning." Vice President Bush, after a speech at the Capitol Rotunda, was on hand to watch as Wiesel buried two milk cans containing memorial scrolls next to the buildings as a symbolic remembrance of Ringelblum and the other secret chroniclers of the ghetto. Spring killer? Tate mom: No Los Angeles (UPI With tears rolling down her cheeks, the mother of slain actress Sharon Tate said yesterday that she would oppose parole for Charles (Tex) Watson, one of the Charles Manson Family members convicted of murdering her daughter. "I will testify on behalf of Sharon and her unborn son and for the millions across this nation who have suffered similarly," Doris Tate said at a news conference. "If it means fac- ing this man to keep Sharon"Tate him from being released from prison, and taking Sharon's part, I will," she said. Watson, 38, was one of the Manson Family members convicted of the bloody, August 1969 murders at the homes of Sharon Tate and Leno LaBianca. HE ORIGINALLY received a death sentence,' but California's capital punishment law was overturned in 1972 and his sentence was converted to life imprisonment. His sixth parole hearing was set for today at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo. Tate and the Citizens for Truth last year collected 50,000 signatures and 80,000 letters opposing parole for members of the Manson Family. Two days later the Board of Prison Terms denied release for Watson. if fJ

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