The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri on November 14, 1988 · 4
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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri · 4

Kansas City, Missouri
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Monday, November 14, 1988
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Page 4 A The Kansas City Star Monday November 14 1988 Area news c Police gain an edge in effort against speeders Highway Patrol By Don Bradley staff writer Trooper Kim Hull knows what it is like to be outrun by a hot rod on the highway It has happened to him and other members of the Missouri Highway Patrol But now Hull can smile at his past frustration of burying the accelerator on a full-sized patrol car and being left behind by a souped-up Trans-Am or other high-performance car He grins now because he now has a high-performance car of his own “Things are a little more even now” he said last week as he drove his new Ford Mustang LX with its fuel injected V-8 engine onto Missouri 350 When he punched the gas pedal the 225-horsepower engine forced Hull deep into the car’s bucket seats From a dead stop the Mustang can reach 100 mph in just under 20 seconds It can reach a top speed of about 140 mph The patrol’s regular patrol cars Ford Crown Victorias and Chevrolet Caprices take 10 to 20 seconds longer to reach 100 mph and have a top speed of about 125 mph Hull is one of 17 troopers who were assigned to try out the new pursuit cars The experiment has proved so successful in reducing high-speed chase time and catching speeders that the patrol recently decided to buy 13 more of the cars at a cost of $11493 each It is long high-speed chases that prove the greatest danger to the officer the violator and the public officials say Pursuits often begin when a trooper meets a speeder on a divided highway By the time the buys Mustangs trooper crosses the median the other car has a substantial head start “The full-size patrol cars might have to chase the guy four or five or maybe even 10 miles before they catch them” said Capt Bill Turner director of motor equipment for the patrol “The Mustang will take much less time because they can be at 100 mph just like that” That is important to the man behind the wheel “Over the course of a year that could mean several hours less of over-100-mph driving” Hull said “And that is when the bad accidents occur so this car is really much safer” The disadvantage of the Mustang is a rougher ride and less room “I feel practically every bump in the road” Hull said “And if I need to take in more than one suspect I have to call for assistance because the back seat is pretty small” Last week Hull chased a Ca-maro Z-28 that had tried to outrun him Hull caught up with the car in a short distance The experience made him think of an earlier time when he was outrun by another Camaro while he was on patrol in Platte County in a full-size car Hull tried to stop the car which had checked out as stolen but the driver sped away “Left me like I was sitting still” he said Hull and another trooper finally caught the driver that night but only because he lost control of the Camaro The much smaller Mustang does not look intimidating and speeders still challenge him Hull said “But I haven’t lost one yet” he said Specialist says Nicaragua refused hurricane aid By Neal Justin staff writer An Army specialist on Central America today said the United States was not providing aid to hurricane victims in Nicaragua because the country’s president does not want US assistance Lt Col Peter E Reilly of the Army’s Bureau of Public Affairs drew criticism from several Kansas Citians at an Eggs & Issues forum when he said Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega did not want US hurricane aid Press reports had said Ortega asked for American help without conditions on the use of the money after Hurricane Joan killed about 60 persons and left 300000 homeless in October Reilly also said funds given through such international relief organizations as the Red Cross would fall under the control of the Sandinista government with no guarantee the help would get to the victims Reilly said the Nicaraguan government would only accept assistance it could Officials probe death of KCK man By The Associated Press Chandler Okla— State authorities are seeking information in the shooting death of a Kansas City Kan man whose body was found in a rest area off the Turner Turnpike near Chandler Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokesman Roger Chrisco said the man wh6 was found Saturday night was identified as 27-year-old Dwayne McCorkendale His body was found at the rest area about 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City control Reilly spoke to about 45 persons at the forum at the Alameda Plaza Hotel As chief of a Special Forces training team he was the top US adviser in El Salvador for 15 months Reilly said the Soviets were trying to make Nicaragua like Cuba “a platform a base for mischief making” Air Duct Cleaning Reduce mold mildew dust and other contaminants in your home Steamatic’s exclusive air duct cleaning service inhibits musty odors and reduces air contaminants by up to 85 If you have central air you need this service Why should you wait to breathe cleaner air in your home? 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the initial fear over herpes and AIDS “Hysteria is not too strong a word” said Donald Brown vice president of CE Software Inc of Des Moines Iowa and creator of a widely used anti-viral computer program Consultants in Kansas City and elsewhere say they have been swamped by inquiries from users worried about “infecting” their computers with commercial software and programs passed over phone lines Some experts say the hysteria may be unwarranted Relatively few of the nation’s millions of computers have ever been infected they Say But others say the recent infection of more than 6000 computer terminals has focused attention on a problem that is likely to increase Both sides agree that the problem is not yet epidemic and that computer users can keep it from becoming so by practicing “safe computing” A computer virus is a set of destructive programming instructions buried in a seemingly innocent software program The viruses often created by clever or malicious programmers can spread endlessly from one machine to another through computer diskettes or over telephone lines Viruses can jam machines slow operations or wipe out data But skeptics claim such cases are rare “I think frankly the media is blowing the whole thing out of proportion” said Richard Lovett director of public information for Kansas City and operator of an electronic bulletin board “Locally I don’t think you’ll find viruses are much of a problem” Bulletin boards such as Lovett’s are services that offer information or programs over telephone lines “Those who are somewhat knowledgeable about computers know that viruses are not as rampant as others might believe” said Dennis Gerrity president of the Greater Kansas City Sysops Association a group of computer bulletin board operators “Of all the people I know who have been using PCs (personal computers) none have ever seen a virus I haven’t seen a virus” Viruses have been found only in two commercial software packages sold in stores and in both they have been eradicated Reputable bulletin boards screen for viruses and companies with many computer users often have several levels of security devices or programs that protect against viral invasion Ted Kihm co-owner of Co-Works a Kansas City software company agrees “I think the real story is that viruses are present but need to be taken in light of the real situation” Kihm said “You are much more likely to have a problem turning off your machine than from a virus” Still some experts see a dangerous trend About 250000 computers have been attacked in the last 12 to 14 months said Fred Cohen a University of Cincinnati computer engineer who coined the term “computer virus” several years ago Viruses have attacked newspapers businesses such as IBM and government agencies including NASA The viruses may have destroyed little data so far but they have produced between $10 million and $20 million in damage Cohen said Many experts are certain the trend will continue as programmers develop viruses for recognition or intellectual challenge But experts say computer users can take steps to avoid viruses “It’s like the average person’s chances of catching AIDS” Lovett said “Exercise a few precautions and you’ll be okay” Among safe-computing measures: Defense software programs with names such as Vaccine and CHECK4BOMB are available to detect or help prevent infection Important data should be copied or backed up in case original data become infected Do not get involved with strange software Know where and who it comes from Wait before using a new program from an unfamiliar source Shawnee man killed in one -car crash in KC By The Star's staff One man died and another was injured when the car they were in struck a utility pole rolled over and struck a second pole about 2:45 am today on US 40 near Blue Ridge Cutoff police said Gerald D George 22 of Shawnee was pronounced dead at 3:32 a m at Truman Medical Center authorities said He was the only passenger in the car The driver whose identity 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