Beatrice Daily Sun from Beatrice, Nebraska on November 18, 1988 · 3
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UV-..,- --W' (mwlJji '---''li!((tt'-''h,'1''ti4 Questions remain NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A nationwide search for four young adults ended with the recovery of bodies from a car in a river, but questions remain whether the accident was a deadly combination of illegal drinking, missing safety barriers and a misdirected detour sign. A car containing what authorities believed were the bodies of the four young people was found Thursday in 15 feet of water on the bottom of the murky Mill River near New Haven harbor. Authorities were awaiting autopsy results to make Stronger warnings on aspirin WASHINGTON (AP) The Food and Drug Ad ministration is - telling aspirin makers to warn women not to take the popular pain killer during the last three months of pregnancy lest they risk prolonged labor and unnecessary bleeding. Aspirin products already must carry the standard warning: "As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nur sing a baby seek the advice of a health professional before usinc this product." This additional wording would be required under the FDA proposal issued Thursday: "IMPORTANT: JJo not take this product during the last three months of pregnancy unless directed by a doctor. Aspirin taken near the time of delivery may cause bleeding problems in both mother and child. A similar warnine already is required for ibuprofen, the pain reliever used in such products as Advil and Nuprin. Although it could be a year before the FDA will be able to impose the new labeling ' requirements : for mally, officials said aspirin manufacturers probably will move sooner to comply since there is little chance the agency will change its mind. Indeed, the proposal stems from the virtually undisputed conclusion of an outside advisory panel that aspirin can contribute to bleeding problems for both mother and baby and prolong labor and should be taken only with utmost caution. However, there is some what less consensus on some companion proposals contained in what the FDA calls an Internal Analgesic Monograph published in the Federal Register that deals with a number of issues involving non-prescription pain relievers. For example, it notes that while the outside advisory Danel found insufficient evidence that caffeine increases the effective action of other increments in popular pain relievers, the drug makers have submitted additional data. As a result, the FDA said products such as Excednn and Anacin can continue to include caffeine whilent 4e issue is reviewed more fully. An accompanying proposal on non-prescription menstrual products would permit use of caffeine in combination with various pain relievers to relieve menstrual cramps and dis comfort. The FDA has concluded caffeine is useful in these applications as a diuretic, a substance that inhibits tne retention of fluids. The document also incorporates suggested guidelines for physicians, in advising their patients on aspirin use, to help prevent recurrences of transient ischemic attacks sometimes called "little strokes" or heart attack or angina. And it savs the FDA even tually will settle on label wordine on the effect aspirin mav have on reducing the risk of initial heart attacks. The acrencv said it is awaiting more data from study published last winter that suctrested a reduction of heart attack risk among healthy adult males who took an aspirin every other day. positive identifications, but city police Lt. James Sorrentino said it was likely the four victims were the missing friends, who graduated together from East Lyme High School in 1987. The three women and one man were last seen by their parents about 7 p.m. Saturday, when they left their hometown of East Lyme for a night in New Haven. : The four were Jill Sawyer, 19, a student at the University of Rhode Island; Christy Stevens, 19, a student at Mohegan Community College in Norwich; Michael Gallo, 20, Television show could develop leads in case of missing Gothenburg woman NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) A television segment about the mystery of a Gothenburg woman missing for nearly a year prompted about 150 calls to the production company that aired the story and could develop some leads in the case, a company spokeswoman said. The disappearance of Christi Jo Nichols was the subject of the segment on the NBC program, "Unsolved Mysteries," telecast Wednesday night. The Nebraska State Patrol office in North Platte also received about 15 calls after the show. One call to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office led officials to a shallow grave dug for a dog, investigator Terry Ahrens said. "It was surprising. The minute that particular segment was over; people started calling," Ahrens said. Mrs. Nichols has not been seen since Dec. 11. Law enforcement officials classify the case as a missing person and foul play suspected. Her mother and private investigators she has hired believe the woman is dead. But her husband thinks his wife is still alive. He theorizes the mother of two left because she tired of domestic life. The number of calls received about the show was not unusual, said Julie Talon, who researched the Nichols case for the production company, Cosgrove-Meurer Productions Int. of Los Angeles, Calif. Four different cases were shown Wednesday and about 120 calls were received on each, she said. Ms. Talon said strong leads and new input was received on all of the cases, The information called in was typed into a computer along with names, addresses and phone numbers of callers, if given, Ms. Talon said. The information will be sent to officials investigating the case. The series has been successful in helping solve about one-third of the cases aired, she said. "We were really glad to do the Christi Nichols story be . VrM Pil7 11 it! w w ,i. about deaths of four young l f I Stevens Lagrotteria a student at Southern Connecticut State University; and Laura Lagrotteria, 19. "They were good kids. I can't picture them being drunk and driving," said Michelle Funaioli, a student - at cause when you get somebody's photograph out on the air somebody in most anyplace with a TV set will see it, Ms. Talon said. Calls Wednesday evening ranged from "a psychic who said he visualized what really happened to people who say they had seen her leave with a trucker to someone who said she looked like a person they'd seen in Arizona,' Ms. Talon said. Callers also phoned to State asked for grant to recycle cardboard KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) Bill Wood and Marvin Glasser have requested a $63,000 grant from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Control for a pilot project to recycle Kearneys cardboard in hopes of extending the life of the city landfill. . Wood, a student at Kearney State College, and Glasser, a Kearney State physics professor, began studying Kearney's waste in January. Wood said the project would remove cardboard from Kearney residents' waste for recycling before the waste is taken to the landfill. It's in Kearney's best interest to extend tii life of the. landfill through such projects, Wood said. Anew landfill and stricter environmental standards means costs of operating a landfill will escalate, they said. Kearney's landfill is estimated to last about five more years, Wood said. Cardboard, while not as valuable as some recyclables, occurs in a high volume in Kearney's waste, Wood said. About 50 percent of trash created by businesses is cardboard, he said. In a five-day experiment earlier this year, the city gave the men a truck and a crew of two for collecting cardboard, Wood said." In five days, he said, they collected 7.5 tons of cardboard. w j 1! 4k nr -iii Htll'W I ilk A Sawyer Gallo Southern Connecticut. , "It's horrible. It's the most horrible thing I've ever seen happen." Police have determined the four spent at least part of Saturday night drinking at a bar near Yale University. State give their opinion of who might be guilty, she added. A call early Thursday to the sheriffs office from a hunter who noticed a shallow grave last week sent officials to an area southeast of Brady near the Jeffery Reservoir, Ahrens said. Digging along the canal produced a blanket and after pumping water from the hole, a dog carcass was found, Ahrens said. Wood hopes to see a Recycling and Waste to Energy Center that would sort out materials for recycling. Such a center could decrease the amount of garbage put into Kearney's landfill by 90 percent, the men said. Read about who has a birthday on this day in the Special Notices (11) in the Classified Pages! V o Make HELLS HALLMARK Your (Downtown Beatrice) Christmas Idea Place 4 at our Annual Holiday Open House Sat., Nov. 19th 9:00 to 6:00 Register To Win 13 inch Hi Name I Address ! Phone 'H Free Holiday Planner to Each Customer Its a booklet pocked with ideas to make holiday plan ning o breeze 2 Days Only ?Ji 1 Co,or 1 FREE! 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Mullen was hired by the youths' families to find them after they were reported missing. The families also put up a $20,000 reward for helping to locate therh. Several news reports, quoting unidentified sources, also said no barriers were in place the night of the accident. "I have no information either way," Sorrentino said. "I've been led to believe the barriers were always there." With . several questions unanswered, including whether a mm (3D QXGKJJ? egftl (35 NJdEcrEftn T 1 I For tick Hallmark Ornim.nl told on I Siturdif ini Sunday Willi Hallmark ill donati SO' li thi Rt Library Fmdi. EE A very special Chnstmas otter from Hallmark , POP UP DOT Get your NEW Gold Crown Exclusive Lighted Motion Ornament Kringle Toy Shop at Wells Hallmark Downtown Beotrtce mne Colonna look V? NEW Hallmark Merry Minature Nativity Sets "Great New Idea" Purchase all six" figures and get the Stable for 1 'A Price Reg. U00 Salt'T" TTT Your Downtown Card & Gift Shop ""601 Court Beatrice Phone 223-2379 November 18, 1988 A-3 adults sign incorrectly directed traffic down the dead-end street to the bridge, New Haven Mayor Biagio DiLieto told city officials to complete a report on the ac-' cident by today. ( On ; Thursday, two signs leading to the bridge warne dof danger ahead. One was a small green sign restricting the road to local traffic only. The other was an orange detour.sign with an arrow that incorrectly directs traffic to the dead end. The public works department referred calls to city Corporation Counsel Brian Murphy. He was in a meeting Thursday evening and unavailable for , comment, his secretary said. A Thursday night prayer service for the victims, planned when they were still missing, turned into a tearful memorial ceremony attended yby about 200 friends and relatives at a Niantic church. "There are no words to take away your pain," said Assistant Pastor Laurie Whinnem Etter. "The only way to respond is to celebrate the love and the joy that these friends shared." Edward J. Jadovich, the state's acting liquor control commissioner, said his department planned to investigate at least two bars because of reports that the four spent Saturday night bar hopping. He declined to identify the bars. emu GEGB335Q35 Nil Ed Sun., Nov. 20th 9:00 to 5:00 Register To Win .Ufc7WVj7iri ' To Wi. th. Silt leu Tnaiunr tlit Moil. (Limit SO"). Kami I Address I j Phone I Tour Favorite Gift El Jfh in j series No at Hallmark The 1988 Hallmark Christmas Album or Tap $2ss Hajtmj4 2 Days Only All Hallmark Calendars, Boxed Cards, Ribbon, Bows, Bagsd Gift Wrap S3 IL E E EE

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