Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas on June 18, 1998 · 1
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram from Fort Worth, Texas · 1

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Thursday, June 18, 1998
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PAGE 7E1 SPORTS COMP TIME Nal Ion to stay Digital diversions Cool new computer games for kids I help relieve the simmer doldrums PAGE 3E TCU center withdrawing from NBA draft returning to Frogs PAGE 1D The Color Purple CITY FINAL Fn P01 Ilikii01h anyu0F)ozni Ruby Schaefer hugs her husband Jim at their home as Kandice 5 sits nearby The family knows how to cope with layoffs — up to a point STORY ON PAGE 14A THURSDAY JUNE 18 1998 Tarrant County Texas 'Where The West Begins" 111r7:: 711 Love led to robberies suspect says The man 29 says he and his girlfriend 17 sought money to move their romance to Mexico Wawa BY ALLAN TURNER Houston Chronicle LAS VEGAS — After all the robbing was done after what authorities characterized as his 3-month dash from the law ended in a fateful traffic stop the thing that bothered Jimmie Hays most was that the police wouldn't let him kiss his teen-age sweetheart Shannon Ludington goodbye L- They just slapped the 29-year-old divorced meat packer and the 17-yearold high school basketball star into cuffs and hauled them off to jail They will be returned to Texas on arrest warrants for kidnapping auto theft and robbery - "All we wanted" Hays said in a jail-house interview after his capture Friday "was to spend our lives together" Ludington was being held in a facility for juveniles and was not available for an interview The couple both from the small town (More on COUPLE on Page 13) -US buys yen to help Japan with currency BY DAVID E SANGER The New York Tithes WASHINGTON — The United States took the currency markets by surprise yesterday and bought yen to stop the sharp fall of the Japanese currency President Clinton said he hopes the move will stem the worsening Asian economic crisis Speaking briefly in the Rose Garden yesterday morning Clinton said he made the decision the first action by the United States to sell dollars and buy yen in a dozen years — after speaking by telephone with Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto near midnight Tuesday The president said Hashimoto committed his country to specific economic changes during the conversation (More on JAPAN on Page 13) Stabilized yen helps Dow rise 167 lc White House presses China issue 13A TO SUBSCRIBE Dial DEL-IVER 14 93rd year No 54 98 p pes Copyright 0 Fort Worth Star-Teiegram 1998 sends Arlington workers home - :: - Star-TelegramJERRY W HOEFER Albright makes 1st official response to Iran's overtures PAGE 8A Marble Madonna Andy Decaen blows dust off a 2700-pound statue of the Virgin Mary that he and Erie BY DAVE NELSON Star-Telegram Staff Writer He is out there somewhere He knows what he did But in three years neither his conscience nor a team of law enforcement officials has caught up with him Whoever rammed a boat into Stephanie Booker on Lewisville Lake The SHUTDOWN Longtime employees figure they'll get by profiles of two families Page 14A Many strikers call Flint a must-win battle Page 15A ) The ripple effect of the Arlington shutdowns Page 1C Boater who left woman mangled apparently to get away unpunished : CLASSIFIED : COMICS 8-9 : CROSSWORDS RE 2 EDITORIALS 6 TACORE JO Star-TdegraMLIEFTERY WASHINGTON Winogradoff sculpted for a chapel at the University of Dallas in Irving then sped away as the woman struggled to hold pieces of her mangled face together apparently will get away scot-free Today the statute of limitations on the case expires three years after a cigarette-style speedboat ran over the boat carrying Booker and two friends Imes (More on BOOKER on Page 13) By DAVID WELCH Star-Telegram Staff Writer ARLINGTON -- As workers at General Motors' Arlington assembly plant finished their jobs yesterday management distributed a white slip of paper bearing a message that seemed inevitable for a week: The workers were laid off because of a parts shortage and the unpaid vacation could easily last a month or more Management sent employees home after the Arlington assembly line built 160 trucks — a little more than half the shift's normal production The shutdown made Arlington the 18th GM assembly plant to go down after strikes at two GM supply plants in Flint Mich Later yesterday GM also shut F HOROSCOPE 4E 8-9E MARKET LISTINGS 6-11C BE 2F MOVIES 11E 613 OBITUARIES 4-5B 10A TELEVISION 12E S- J S& ' 50 CENTS 7' down its factory in Wilmington Del As a mostly dour trail of workers left the Arlington plant yesterday they expressed frustration about a layoff they didn't cause and anger about a law unique to Texas that will leave them without a paycheck or unemployment assistance for the strike's duration "I wish the state wouldn't look at the union as bad" said Linda Crawford a 20-year GM veteran who transferred to Arlington from the now-shuttered Willow Run assembly plant in Michigan five years ago "I have a son I'm a single parent I have some savings but it's going to be tough" (More on GM on Page 15) ' GOP senators kill tobacco legislation Further action left to states courts BY RAJA MISHRA Knight Kidder News Service WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans effectively killed tobacco-control legislation yesterday leaving the problem of cutting youth smoking and reducing tobacco-related deaths to state legislatures and courts across the country The death of the bill robs President Clinton of his chief domestic initiative for'1998 and he lashed out at Republicans saying "I certainly hope there will be and should be" punishment for them in November's election "If more members of the Senate would vote as parents rather than politicians we could solve this problem" he said Sen John McCain R-Ariz who shepherded the bill from its beginning in February was likewise frustrated "Isn't it our obligation shouldn't we do everything we can to fight this scourge?" McCain said immediately before the vote He then walked off (More on TOBACCO on Page 15) House votes to scrap US tax code by 2003 BY DAVID HESS Knight Ridder News Service WASHINGTON — The House decided yesterday to do away with the income tax code by the end of 2002 It said nothing however about what would replace it The bill passed narrowly 219- 209 mostly along party lines and largely as a symbolic statement As crafted by Republican lawmakers it serves as a campaign issue this year and a prod for WEATHER Chance of scattered thunderstorms Wind south at 10 to 15 mph High 99 low 75 future Congresses to amend the tax code Twenty Republicans voted against the legislation 15 Democrats voted for it Opposition Democrats denounced the legislation as a political stunt intended to stir voter disgust with taxes — and create an election-season issue All 13 Texas Republicans in the House voted for the bill only three of the Democrats did so: (More on TAXES on Page 15) S now falls yester- day on Parley's Summit Utah where a storm dropped more than a foot of snow in the : mountains But don't expect to wake up to this scene in : the Metmplex any : : time soon Today's : predicted high is 99 degrees and a heat : The Associated Press Full weather report on 4C 7 "The Senate in its unique way has reached a consensus: We have not reached consensus" -- Sen Trent Lei majority leader Simmer nnww advisory is in effect ' 11 1 I I MI11111114 III 8727"000011' 4 Marble Madonna ) - 1 '- Y - ( ' - ' 4 r V 1 - ' Star-TelegraMLIEFFERY WASIIINGTON : GM ' sends s r e-77) ----z :— 1 ---- Ruby Schaefer ''' N 4 - x'-14 ill '2'' hugs her ' i 4 'Nr - ' -' V i : husband Jim at e' 4r i t t 1 xt :4 141 heir home as 0 '' 6 : i It -‘ their home as :444 - d Kandiee sits r I ir11 711'-i ' 5 I - '''' qk v- ' oWcrarl — ' ' ''' ''' ' '''''''"'" r :tly iN i 1-1! 1 ' ‘V'' r 4 1 r l'A''''V 1'""--"!ZZ-- 41 t 11?"(1 ki:it:44Ii 4 i !' r ft: 4 - i e ''T f' : V : ' 4 ti f 4 ! 7 '1 A4141 0 t P - I I - s 7 k ' Ai e wqtromo-41' N 1 " 71 11 '' '1 '1 l'I Wf ''' 104- 5 i ' !:4 I 4t ' 40leiiitP Lt)4104 ts::h04 Alt 13 I r k - - ji — 11 —- Aevtk:gtzr:1'77 ---- 11!:11 ARLINGT t Motors' Arlin jobs yesterday C‘ i MOV1 LA was d - 'z:' -!:::i :4 i 0 LI I j ':''-'777' '4' 4 '4 o st 1 4

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