Rapid City Journal from Rapid City, South Dakota on March 12, 1993 · 2
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A2 People Rapid City Journal Friday, March 12, 1993 Inside today People The Pentagon held tightly to its secret list of targeted military bases Thursday, on the eve of today's scheduled announcement of a new round of closures and cutbacks. Nation World, Page A3 America's health habits have taken a turn for the worse since the 1980s, with fewer people following good diets, getting exercise and keeping slim, a Harris survey shows. NationWorld, Page A3 The fatal shooting of a Florida doctor who performed abortions should serve as a wake-up call to extremists on both sides of the abortion issue. See The Journal's View. Opinion, Page A4 Investigators looking into the case of a woman whose body was found 75 feet from the spot of a car accident near Lake Andes have found a second body. State, Page A7 Stream flows in the Black Hills area will still be below normal this spring but will be somewhat better than earlier predictions. Local, Page B1 Jurors have rights that go beyond the courtroom, said a Rapid City attorney who is president of a national lawyers group. Page B2 South Dakota's congressional delegation hopes the Department of Defense soon will cancel or delay plans to demolish 150 Minuteman missile silos in western South Dakota. Ranchers are concerned that imploding the deep excavations could damage groundwater systems. - Page B2 The nation's economic recovery h3S returned to half speed Retail sales growth is fading after a strong holiday shopping season, and unemployment lines are stretching longer. Markets, Page B4 After all the troubles Indiana Jones has been through, filmmaker George Lucas hopes his hero can survive one more: television. Television, Page C4 . . . ' -A A- ' k -1 ( " I -f ! , - I '' I : 'U fj I I ' I w I Mr. I 1 j X WW." V.i v fx M f - IF:' J v 1 r-.T? 1' AP Photo 'Or- Death' talks: ABC News' Barbara Walters poses with Dr. Jack Kevorkian wearing a mask connected to a tank of gas, similar to the machine Kevorkian has used in assisting 15 suicides since 1991. Walters interviewed Kevorkian Wednesday in Dearborn, Mich., for a "20-20" segment to air today. Kevorkian says he will assist another suicide within weeks. Shelley Long to return for 'Cheers' finale LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shelley Long will return as the scholarly barmaid Diane Chambers for the final episode of "Cheers." The one-hour episode May 20 will conclude the 11th and final season of the NBC barroom series, a Paramount Pictures spokesman said Wednesday. Long won an Emmy as Diane during the comedy's first season. She was nominated three more times in her remaining four years with the show. Former Beatle bored by queries ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - Paul McCartney is canceling the remaining news conferences on his Australian tour because he's bored by trying to answer the same questions from reporters, a promoter said Thursday. McCartney, 50, met the media before shows in Perth and Melbourne, but the reporters kept asking questions like whether the surviving Beatles might reunite, a spokesman for promoter Paul Dainty Corp. said. She said McCartney would rather talk about the environment and the hole in the ozone layer. ''iw 0 AP Photo Qm McCartney Bernice Neff and David Gentzler pose Wednesday after their wedding at Heatherbank Nursing Home in Columbia, Pa. They were married after becoming reacquainted 56 years after their blind date in 1937 ended when David wrecked the car he was driving, injuring Bernice. Couple marries 56 years after date COLUMBIA, Pa. (AP) David Gentzler made a pretty bad impression the night he crashed his car into a light pole while trying to kiss his date and drive at the same time. "I had both hands on her instead of the steering wheel," he said. His date, Bernice Neff, broke her glasses. His car - a 1925 Maxwell he bought only two days earlier for $30 was demolished. They parted ways that night, 56 years ago. But when they met again earlier this year in a nursing home, they remembered each other. They rekindled their romance. On Wednesday, they were married. They can laugh now about their blind date in 1937. "I did get two kisses," Gentzler, 75, recalled triumphantly. Supporters: Oklahomans contradict Smith's claims Continued from page A1 Cover photo A wild turkey struts its stuff in the Black Hill. Photo by Martin J. Tarby Burke of rural Deadwood said. "He's more like a family member." Shirla OKon said Smith was the kindest, most generous neighbor she'd had in 10 years in Two Bit Gulch, near Deadwood. Greg Babb of Spearfish said Smith g ive him $2i i so he could fly to Minneapolis to he with his infant son, who needed an operation "! think about it even, day," he said Smith was service manager at Johnson Ford in Spearfish, and three employees testified he was the best boss they had ever had. Smith could make angry customers walk away with a smile, they said. He stood up for the mechanics, but management liked him too. He made the shop a fun place to work. Who is the real David Gordon Smith1 Smith was convicted in 1979 of killing Chief llamby during a robbery of a private business that contracts M. Rapid City Journal The Rapid City Journal, a division of Lee Enterprises, is published daily and Sunday, except Christmas bv the Rapid Ci7 Journal Company. Official new spaper of the city, county ana scnool district. Our Policy Report the news fully and impartially in the news columns, fjpinions of the Journal are expressed in but only in editorials on the editorial opinion pages. Publish all sides of important controversial issues. Have a question about your paper? If you have a question about news, columns, advertisements, circulation, production or your bills, call us. We want to help. How can I start or stop my subscription? can jy4-Jb'j rrom a.uu a.m. 10 5:00 p m. weekdays, or 5:30 a.m. to noon Saturday arid Sunday to start or stop a subscription. Carrier Delivery Home Delivery $11.50 Month 7 Day Motor Route - $12.00 Month Mail Delivery South Dakota, S'orth Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming: 1 Yr. - $150.00 6 Mo. $76.00 3 Mo $38 50 1 Mo. - $13.00 All Other States: 1 Yr. - $200.00 6 Mo. -$101 00 3 Mo. -$50.00 1 Mo. -$17.00 Mail subscriptions are payable in advance and sold only where home delivery is not available. Paper Missing? The Rapid City Journal should arrive by 6:30 a.m. weekdays and 7 30 a m. Saturday and Sunday. If vou do not receive your paper, please call 394-8350 and a replacement will be delivered to you. The Circulation Department accepts calls until 5:00 p.m. weekdays and until noon on Saturday and Sunday. Department Heads: Publisher David Sharp 394-8301 Editor: Joe Karros 394-8401 Circulation Manager Jim Chnstensen 394-8351 Operations Manager, Controller Dave Leone 394-8303 Personnel Manager Linda Harrington 394-8302 Community Relations, MarketingManagen Ronda Meyer Oman 394-8315 Retail Advertising Manager Randy Rickman 394-831! Classified Advertising Manager Brad Slater 394-8331 Questions about: News? If you have a news tip, call the City Desk at 394-8402. If you believe a news report or headline is incorrect or misleading, you may request a clarification by calling 394-8404. Managing Editor Steve Miller 394-8402 Editorial Page Editor Ted Brockish 394-8427 Sports Editor Don Lindner 394-8428 Placing An Ad? Classified Want Ads 394-8383 Retail Advertising 394-8310 Your Bill? Classified Want Ads 394-8330 Retail Advertising 394-8304 Subscription 394-8350 Department Unknown? Call 394-8300, or outside Rapid City, 1-800-843-2300 Tours: The Rapid City Journal welcomes group tours of our facility Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour caii 394-8386. Pottirmtw Snd address chsnfef to the Rapid City Journal, 507 Msm Street, V O Bo 450, Rip-d City. SD 5770. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations and of the Aasoaated Press. The Associated Press tt exclusively entitled to the use for republication of ail news dispatches ciediled to a or Otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news published therein. Second Class Postaite Paid at Rapid City. SD S77"9 Rapid City Journal (USPS US-Sou) Friday. March 12. 19M-umbef 36231 with the state to sell license plates. He was sentenced to life in prison, but he walked away from a minimum security prison in 1985. Smith and his wife, Jo Beth Smith, both 39, have lived in the Black Hills since l!tH7 under the assumed names of (iary and Bubble Johnston. They had moved here from Sioux Falls, where they also lived a double life. The "Johnstons" were found out when someone recognized Smith on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" They were arrested March 4 Smith's original defense was that accomplice Jackie Ray Young, who was killed in the gun battle, forced him into the robbery Georgia McAfee was at the shop when Smith and Young came in. "Smith definitely had a gun, and he definitely wasn't forced into it," McAfee said in a telephone interview Thursday evening Chief llamby showed up in the middle of the robbery, and 20 rounds were fired in the ensuing gun battle. Young was killed by a bullet from his own pistol Whether it was an accidental shooting or self-inflicted was never determined, Graves said. Ellison points out that investigators found no powder on Smith's right hand to indicate he had fired a pistol Graves said Smith washed his hands before he drove to a Tulsa hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds. Ballistics tests proved that Smith shot llamby, Graves said. During the bond hearing Thursday, Lawrence County State's Attorney Jeff Bloomberg asked several witnesses if they would change their minds about Smith if they knew he was a cop killer All of them were reluctant to answer the question. Delmer Burke has known Smith for four years. He said, "I don't have much use for cop killers." But he also said he wished he could give Smith a big hug. Later Burke said he would support Smith no matter what happened. Jo Beth Smith's father, Ray McNary of Oklahoma City, attended the hearing in Deadwood. He had not seen or heard from his daughter since Smith's escape in 1985. She married Smith while he was in prison, but McNary said he and his wife came to love their son-in-law. McNary says he thinks Smith was "railroaded" into a conviction, and he says he believes Smith will be killed in prison if he is returned to Ok lahoma. Ellison said he had evidence that supported that prediction. He plans to fight extradition. The question remains: How could a man convicted of murder have friends so loyal they would start a "I-'ree Gary and Bobbie Fund"? Darla and Steve Jones of Rapid City met the Smiths through a four-wheeling club in 1987. "They were just the neatest couple," Darla Jones said. "There was just something about them almost an aura. You could just take to them right away. It was something you just don't forget." In Oklahoma, people connected with the case are puzzled by such reactions. Pat Reeder, editor of the Clare-more, Okla., Progress, covered the trial. "Smith was sleazy," she said. "He was definitely not your All-American guy." Georgia McAfee said: "I don't know what kind of a person he's been out there. I do know what kind of person he was down here when he shot and killed our police chief." i v :W f I 1 I i :- I I Journal Photo by Ron Brown David Gordon Smith N. 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