The South Bend Tribune from South Bend, Indiana on January 23, 1991 · 15
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, -r-r -r r TT r 1 r "rr;rrir-r Ttf "r rrm SECTION B ;nnn uvl pr- 3U I Mishawaka BS uA' I Obituaries B6 I Classifieds B7 SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1991 a -y Lr'' 2 md arrest made after TV program By MARTI GOODLAD HELINE Tribun, StaH Wntar A second man from the Michiana area has been arrested as a result of information generated from the Jan. 9 Unsolved Mysteries television show. William Charles McCarthy, 36, who formerly lived in South Bend and Niles, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at lus home in Canada by officers of the Canadian Immigration Center. Meanwhile, Thomas Paul Hickey, 34, who was arrested last week, has admitted his identity and agreed to return to South Bend, federal officials said. Hickey and McCarthy had been fugitives for more than four years. McCarthy was wanted on a 1986 indictment that charged him and Hickey, formerly of Mishawaka, under the drug kingpin statute. They are accused of running a marijuana distribution ring in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan from 1979 to 1986. McCarthy, using the name Allen Scott Daley, his wife and daughter had been living in Oak Bay, a town next to the city of Victoria, British Columbia, according to the FBI. He reportedly was not employed. Victoria is on Vancouver Island, near Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle, Wash. Hickey was arrested Jan. 14 at his home on Bainbndge Island near Seattle, where he too was living with his wife under a fictitious name. On Tuesday, Hickey appeared in federal court in Seattle, admitted who he was and agreed to return voluntarily to South Bend to face the charges. Hickey, who remains in federal custody, will be brought back to South Bend for a 10 a.m. Feb. 1 hearing before U.S. Magistrate Robin Pierce, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney William Grimmer. McCarthy was recognized by a viewer who saw his picture on the NBC television show Jan. 9 and contacted Unsolved Mysteries." The show mentioned that McCarthy, his wife and child had been seen at the airport in nearby Vancouver. After extensive investigation by FBI and immigration officials, McCarthy was arrested. He remains in custody in Canada on fugitive charges while extradition proceedings are worked out, officials said. Hickey also was recognized by a television viewer, who identified him as a member of a country club in the Seattle area. Neither Hickey nor his wife had any visible employment, according to reports. Hickey and McCarthy each are named in 31 criminal counts. The men are accused of distributing some 100,000 pounds of marijuana in the Michiana area. Among McCarthys alleged acts were creating many dummy corporations to launder drug money, according to the FBI. Each man specifically faces' charges of operating a continuing criminal enterprise, tax evasion, interstate transportation to aid in racketeering, obstructing justice, possession of marijuana in excess See MCCARTHYPage B2 ; 1y1 j . . - 1' ' fc'i New flags Township OKs rules for aid to poor By DAVE RUMBACH tfibun Stall Writer Stacy Rozmarynowski, left, and Sorina Jimenez walk down the hallway of Navarre Middle School this morning as they prepare to deliver flags donated by Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society to the classrooms. The group donated 50 flags to the school. Education, counseling vital in AIDS fight raKs ihmm uVus Fourth of five parts By LORI ECKENBERGER Tribune Stan Writer On the wall of the office is the latest poster from the Centers for Disease Control The desk has a cup filled with condoms, and several varieties of pamphlets are lying around. One of the biggest myths people have is that HIV is not a problem in South Bend, Indiana. Beth Kellogg Health educator This is the office of Beth Kellogg. She is one of two people in the St. Joseph County Health Department who provide education and counseling about acquired immune deficiency syndrome. For some people, Kellogg explains the antibody test for human immunodeficiency virus before and after they take it. For groups, she gives educational programs. For people who have had partners with sexually transmitted diseases, she is the bearer of bad news. The state is trying to improve AIDS education and counseling. In a proposal recently completed by the Indiana State Board of Health and the Damien Center of Indianapolis, one of the goals is to reach more and a wider variety of people about the spread of HIV, which can lead to AIDS. Part of AIDS education requires people to accept that HIV exists. Kellogg said her experience in dealing with people with HIV and the discrimination they receive shows the community is not as educated as it should be. Tribune Photo PAUL RAKESTRAW Beth Kellogg of the St. Joseph County Health Department displays pamphlets and posters she uses as an AIDS educator and counselor. The fact that you cant be open about HIV infection is an indication that people are not ready to accept it, she said. This is a problem locally as well as nationwide. One of the biggest myths people have is that HIV is not a problem in South Bend, Indiana, Kellogg said. The truth is that more HIV-positive people exist than local services can handle, she said. Education is a matter of interest, she said, and usually it depends upon how close a person is to someone with HIV. Both the Red Cross and the health department offer education seminars that they can present upon request to groups of people. Kellogg said these sessions usually begin with just telling people what HIV is and how it is transmitted. Later in the session she explains about risk groups, the precise things that can place people at risk and how these things can be avoided. "Ultimately, youd like everybody to eliminate the risk (of contracting AIDS), she said. But doing that would require many people to alter their behavior, and Kellogg said not everyone is willing. Along with those who believe they are invincible to HIV, there are the disbelievers. In every group there is probably someone who doesnt believe what you are saying, Kellogg said. Education sessions are given m different settings, including in the workplace and at churches. Another part of Kelloggs job is helpmg with partner notification. It is a small part of the job, but necessary to prevent the spread of HIV. If someone tests positive for a sexually transmitted disease, the health department recommends that person notify his or her partner. In some cases people are not able to tell their partner, so Kellogg goes out. Its part of my effort to prevent the spread of AIDS (and other sexually transmitted diseases), Kellogg said. Honestly, it is not the easiest thing in the world. Indiana has been progressive with its AIDS programs, Kellogg said. Limited resources made her job frustrating when she began two years ago, but it is getting better, she said. SOUTH BEND - Poor relief is Indianas other welfare system. Administered by elected township trustees, it fills in the gaps for people left waiting or wanting by state and federal poverty programs. People waiting for food stamps or Supplemental Security Income benefits to come through can get interim help from the trustee, explained Portage Twp. Trustee Charles Voreis. And people with basic needs not met by the programs of the state Department of Public Welfare such as assistance with rent or grants for clothing or furniture also can apply for help. The Portage Twp. Advisory Board voted Tuesday to approve poor relief standards for 1991. The standards establish the rules for the program in Portage Twp., where poor relief costs exceeded $1 million last year for the second consecutive year. No. 1 is the guidelines on income, said Voreis. I follow and this goes back several trustees the U.S. federal poverty guidelines used for food stamp eligibility. The 11-page document establishes a detailed application procedure. Applicants must present as many as 13 documents to verify income and family size, including birth certificates and Social Security numbers for all children. The document defines the types of assistance allowed, setting maxi-mums on some. And it requires the trustee to decide on a case within three working days and informs applicants that they may appeal a denial to the county Board of Commissioners. The standards also include provisions requiring most recipients to work at public or non-profit agencies in return for benefits received. Dozens of other rules and guidelines are included. In nearly every instance, however, the standards allow the trustee to make exceptions to the rules for what he deems to be unusual cases. Thats true even for the income guidelines, said Voreis. There may be an emergency, such as a medical situation, where the individual may be over the income guidelines by just a few dollars, said Voreis. And to alleviate the hardship at that point, I would consider going on a case-by-case basis. There have been a few over the last few years where I felt the assistance was warranted. Under the rules, the trustee also may require a poor relief applicant to present receipts for everything he or she bought during the past 30 days. Voreis said he recognizes that first-time or emergency applicants might not! be able to comply with that rule. I wouldnt press for the receipts if someone had just been laid off or had a fire, the trustee said. Types of assistance allowed include food, household goods, shelter, heat and other utilities, basic furniture, medical services and See RELIEF Page B2 There are so many things needed, and so many things provided in small amounts, Kellogg said. The more people realize it is in their community the more they come around. Enrollment breaks records at IUSB NEXT: A proposal before the Indiana General Assembly would help infected people cope with their-medical bills. 250 abortion protesters march near courthouse r JAMES MAGGIO and BRUCE VON DEYLEN Tribune Staff Writers SOUTH BEND Despite frigid temperatures, more than 250 antiabortion activists marched outside the Federal Courthouse here at midday Tuesday to mark the 18th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized many abortions. A few hours later, an estimated 30 to 40 people crowded into the Womens Pavilion, 2010 N. Iron-wood Circle, to express support for the courts ruling. SL Joseph County Right to Life officials called their hour long demonstration a tuneral procession for all babies killed as a result of the 1973 decision. They had hoped the march would attract more peo ple, but a combination of 12-degree temperatures and crisis in the Persian Gulf kept the turnout below the goal of 1,000, organizers said. Its a little cold, and people are obviously preoccupied with the war right now, said Cynthia Simmons, local Right to Life presidenL But weather didnt deter those -who stayed for the duration. Many recited prayers and sang hymns during a slow procession past the courthouse and around the block. Demonstrators also carried signs as they walked south on Main Street, east on Wayne Street, north on Michigan Street and west on Jefferson Boulevard to the starting poinL Scores of teen-agers participated, with two parochial high schools sending busloads of students. To them, this was something more than just time away from class. Killing babies before theyre born is not giving them the right to live. They have that right, said Jim Gallagher, 14, a freshman at SL Joseph's High SchooL Young and old protested the Su-- preme Court decision on moral -grounds. It's a decision that's hurt a lot of people, said Karen Kelly, local Right to Life vice presidenL Not only has it killed 1.6 million babies a year, but it also mentally hurts women. I dont think its good for anyone involved. Counter-demonstrators were nowhere to be seen during the hourlong demonstration. We usually see at least a few pro-choice people at these marches, Simmons said. Im surprised no one showed up with at least a sign or something. A few anti-war demonstrators tried picking up some of the slack. One man used a microphone and amplifier to bellow sentiments across Jefferson, while others carried signs and handed out leaflets - calling for the return of U.S. troops from the Persian Gulf. None seemed to draw much attention. The early evening gathering at the Womens Pavilion was organized by local members of the National Organization for Women and officials of the clinic. Dr. Ellyn Stecker, co-chair of the SL Joseph Valley Chapter of NOW, said local pro-choice activists wanted to thank the Womens Pavilion staff for keeping the clinic open in the face of rather difficult circumstances. The clinic has been the site of several anti-abortion protests, which resulted in the numerous arrests. Demonstrations aimed at disrupting the clinics business were prohibited by a February 1989 per- SOUTH BEND Spring semester enrollment at Indiana University at South Bend has set another record, with 6,852 students enrolled in I.U. programs at the campus and 236 in Purdue Statewide Technology programs. That is a 2.3 percent increase in I.U. students and 35.1 percent increase in Purdue students from the spring semester a year ago. Enrollment figures include 1,769 freshmen (up 21.9 percent); 1,148 sophomores (up 5.2 percent); 883 juniors (up 3.2 percent); and 1,129 seniors (up 9.3 percent), for a total of 4,929, or 11.2 percent more than last year. Contrasting with the overall pattern, IUSBs graduate student enrollment has fallen to 1,054, almost 12 percent less than the spring of manent injunction granted to MGK 1990, a trend that began when the Inc, operator of the Womens Pavilion. Some 35 members of the Lambs of Christ were arrested when they staged a late December sit-in that lasted several hours before heavy-duty locks they used to bind themselves could be removed and the demonstrators earned off to jaiL Most of the protesters were convicted on trespassing charges. Saa ABORTION Pag B2 state discontinued graduate degree requirements for public school teachers. According to Len James, vice chancellor for student services, the number of credit hours in which IUSB students are enrolled this semester totals 54,772 for I.U. programs (up 6.3 percent) and 1,438 for Purdue programs" (up 36.6 percent). Other students are enrolled in non-degree and special programs.

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