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i THE KANSAS CITY STAR1 Saturday May 1 2004 METROPOLITAN 2 wwwkansa8citycom Police want to talk to women about dead infant DEPORT: Raymore woman gets stay Continued from B-l body early Monday near Tiffany Springs Road and North Hull Avenue One of the workers told police he had noticed what appeared to be a body part sticking out a colored plastic bag Police were investigating the incident as a report of a dead person and had not officially ruled it a homicide Investigators found a earring inside the plastic bag Authorities were seeking infor- An autopsy was performed earlier this week Bernard said Investigators did not know how long the unclothed body had been near the Northland road this point there is no way to identify an infant like Bernard said A forensic anthropologist could be summoned to help investigators and the medical examiner Utility workers discovered the ken to investigators and it wa de-tennined that she was not the mother of the child said homicide SgL Dave Bernard Investigators did not know whether any of the three other women had given birth to the child or whether they had information that could help investigators Authorities had not been able to determine the age sex or race of the baby or what caused its death By GLENN RICE The Kansas City Star Kansas City police were trying to locate three women who police thought had some connection to an infant found dead earlier this week along a Platte County road Investigators said Friday that they had received information about four women from the TIPS Hotline One of the women already has spo- mation about any woman who was recently pregnant and might have reported losing her baby through miscarriage or suspicious circumstances Anyone with information is asked to call the UPS Hotline at (816) 474-UPS To reach Glenn Rice call (816) 234-5908 or send e-mail togricekatarcom TAX: Board decides to wait Continued from B-l METROPOLITAN DIGEST migration crackdown set in place because of the SepL 11 2001 attacks Dick came to the United States with her family as a child She has an immigration work permit is married and is pregnant with the first child She also has epilepsy Dick who had been held in a county jail in mid-Missouri since being arrested April 23 was transported early Friday to Kansas City KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY KAN Break closes road A 16-inch water main broke shortly after 11:30 am Friday at 39th Street and State Line Road Crews quickly responded and were able to shut off valves and reroute water service to residences and businesses in the area said Susan Allen public affairs officer for the Board of Public Utilities "No one is without Allen said However she said crews had to put up barriers in the area so they could repair the line Traffic was detoured around the break Repairs to the roadway will not be completed until next week "The roadway consists of asphalt on top of concrete in that area so we need dry weather to make the Allen said The westbound lanes of 39th Street will remain closed in that area until the repairs can be made she said Robert A Cronkleton Her husband Brady Dick had been notified that he should bring her allotted 40-pound bag to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Kansas City North During the allowed five-minute visit they sorted through clothes Brady had packed and she surprised him with an ultrasound photograph of their unborn child The picture the first they had seen was taken while she was in custody anything else we could do so we said our said Brady Dick who has First glance A federal judge issues a stay to prevent the immediate deportation to Mexico of Myma Dick of Raymore The government has until May 10 to show why the deportation order is valid Dick's attorneys then will have a week to respond LINN COUNTY Robbery charges A Kansas City man has been accused of stealing two 20-packs of beer from an Independence liquor store the Jackson County office reported James Reed Jr 41 faces one charge of first -degree robbery According to court records Reed on Thursday went into Liquor 9013 US 40 Reed pretended he had a gun in his pocket and ordered the clerk not to move The suspect then left with the beer But after Reed left the store records state the clerk picked up a handgun and followed Reed outside The derk caught up to the man as he was getting into his car and held him at gunpoint until police arrived In January robbers shot and seriously wounded an employee at Kern's liquor James Hart Police honored Kansas City police honored some of their own Friday for blravery and excellence in the line of duty The honorees were Officers David Lantz and Kimberly Sandberg who helped resuscitate a victim" who was not breathing Officers Shawn Campbell and Louis Phillips who arrested a homicide suspect during a volatile situation SgL Robert Quillin and Officers Gary Snyder and Stephanie Windsor who helped save the life of a suicidal person Officers Shawn Hamre and Danny Holmes who captured several dangerous felons and Sgt David Berg who helped the police records section run more efficiently The private alarm section also received a special citation for helping reduce false alarm dispatches from 2000 to 2003 Tanyanika Samuels Ramp closings The entrance ramp from Raytown Road to southbound Interstate 435 will be closed Monday through Wednesday The closure will allow for reconstruction of the ramp The ramp connecting 23rd Street to Manchester Trafficway will be closed from Friday through the Memorial Day weekend for similar work John Shultz service To try to address those financial difficulties City Manager Wayne Cauthen had suggested going to voters in August for a health levy increase Bluford however said the August ballot would be crowded with primary races and other issues He also said that too many uncertainties remained about restructuring the ambulance service Bluford said other health providers needed more time to decide how much of a tax increase to request need to crystallize our he said Officials with Mercy and Swope Health Services could not be reached for comment Friday But Sheri Wood executive director of the Kansas City Free Health Clinic said that waiting made sense "We have been in constant dialogue with Wood said probably a good idea for us to wait to educate the community about the need This one is But by waiting the health providers will have to cope with the funding cuts for a full budget year from today to April 30 2005 city funding will drop from about $212 million to $18 million from $32 million to $24 million and the other city clinics will drop from about $18 million to about $16 millioa Troy Schulte budget officer said that if a levy increase were to pass in August tax bills reflecting the increase would have reflected that at the end of this year If a tax passed next February the property tax bills would not go out until late 2005 and money would not start flowing to health providers until 2006 Bluford said Truman had not figured out how it would handle the funding cuts but the hospital can hold out until a tax increase was approved "The key is: You know he said To reach Lynn Horsley call (816) 234-4317 or send e-mail to lhorsleykcstarcom said he would follow his wife to i Mexico told me things would be OK a lot stronger than I am was a mess when I left He then was escorted from the building While driving back on the freeway he heard from his at-tbmey about the stay just pulled over and broke down I believe he said To reach Donald Bradley call (816) 234-7810 or send e-mail to dbnuBeykcstarcom Search continues Authorities investigating the month-old disappearance of a Gardner resident reported Friday that they had reached no conclusions "I wish I had some good Linn County Sheriff Marvin Stites said Alonzo Brooks 23 who had been living with his mother in Gardner went to a party near La Cygne Kan on April 3 and never returned 4iome Several law enforcement agencies searched the countryside near La Cygne and interviewed dozens of young people who had attended the party Stites said no further searching was planned but that interviews would continue The FBI joined the investigation because of the possibility that race was a factor in the case The inquiry is ongoing FBI spokesman Jeff Lanza said Friday Stites said authorities had no proof that a crime was committed Anyone with information should call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS A Dvorak KEITH MYERSThe Kansas City Star Keeping children safe Gravestones with names of child-abuse victims were part of a Friday rally sponsored by Operation Breakthrough a nonprofit corporation that helps Kansas City children On the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse speakers called for an end to abuse Family advocate Karen Shoemaker provided shelter from the breeze to Gabrieli Brown (left) and Bailey White two children from the center LOTTERIES winning numbers: Missouri Pick 3: 5-1-6 Straight-play winners won $598 box-play winners won $100 A 50-cent bet paid half Missouri Pick 4: 2-2 -0-3 Missouri Show Me 5: 1-13-27-41-43 No winner of $50000 jackpot Four numbers paid $750 Kansas Pick 3: 9-1-3 Straight-play winners won $500 box-play winners won $80 A 50-cent bet paid half Kansas 2by2: Red 7-9 white 10-11 Check with lottery officials for confirmation of these numbers man who shot a woman after he crashed a stolen car into the vehicle The 28-year-old woman was treated for a gunshot wound to her leg The woman told police that a white Oldsmobile collided with her vehicle at Seventh and Locust streets about 7:15 pm Thursday and that the driver fired one shot at her The woman drove to a nearby in tersection and flagged down another driver who called for help The gunman who was driving a car that had been stolen Tuesday in Kansas City Kan abandoned his vehicle at the site of the collision A complete description of the man was unavailable Anyone with information should call Lawrence detectives at (785) 830-7430 or the TIPS Hotline at (785) 843-TIPS Richard Espinoza LAWRENCE Gunman sought Police were looking Friday for a STATION: Council wants representation on governing board Continued from B-l Union renovation had written in his column in the Johnson County Sun that the leadership had "obtained actual bids $85000 for the lumber to board up the windows Union Station CEO Turner White said "the board of directors of Union Station has not obtained bids for lumber to board up the windows at Union Station and the board is not currently contemplating closing the doors of the On Friday Rose backed off from his contention saying he might have misunderstood the situation Also Friday the city took the rare step of issuing a statement that it shared no blame for the problems at Union Station which houses Science City along with restaurants and theaters City spokeswoman Mary Charles said callers to radio talk shows and even hosts of those shows were apparently under the mistaken impression that the city bore some responsibility city of Kansas City has had no involvement direct or indirect in the governance of Union Station Science City or any other attraction in the Union Station complex since Union redevelopment was approved by voters in the bistate election in November a city statement said "Union Station Kansas City board of directors consists of dvic business leaders from Missouri and Kansas" Union Station officials said they also want $2 million a year from a new bistate tax if on the November ballot But Councilman Jim Rowland who represents the district that includes Union Station said Union Station not designed to be in need of a public subsidy for operating was very explicit in the original bistate election Those who ran the campaign and who ran the station were explicit in their desire to not have any city involvement Now the city may be forced to get involved City and station officials said they had broached the subject of adding city representatives to the board if voters approved face is the health care he said the health care issue is resolved I imagine going to the ballot for something else that will consume a property Nonetheless Union Station leaders intend to start making theft-case talking about building public support by offering public meetings on the plight and by seeking an "independent evaluation" of the finances think Union Station has a credibility problem particularly with the original estimates of White said Those original estimates called for Science City to attract nearly a million visitors a year and the interactive museum has Men far short of that resulting in higher deficits than expected White added: been excellent stewardship here The original estimates were the Councilman Jim Glover said White and the board were on the right track and deserved help to save the station Glover said the council must put aside resent the tax proposal would think we would want the mayor to have some people to appoint to that board so we have some oversight on where our money said Councilman Bill Skaggs White later said: board was open to Still The Kansas City Star polled 12 of the 13 council members and three were opposed to the idea of an August election while five others were undecided but skeptical Only four members were agreeable to an August ballot measure but wanted more information However the prospects of a Union Station ballot issue seemingly received a boost Friday when Truman Medical board agreed not to seek an August ballot proposal for an increase in its health levy Nevertheless Rowland said he would hesitate to seek a property tax increase for Union Station this summer if that might jeopardize a subsequent property tax increase for indigent health care single highest priority we ment over the lack of involvement in the facility to date Station is too important an asset to let that get in As for the contention that boarding up the station was being considered Rose blamed a misunderstanding with his source Tom McDonnell a former Union Station board member McDonnell said Friday have said in a couple of forums that we cannot let the public be faced with the prospect of boarding up Union Station I have never suggested that the board has ever taken any action or any bids to do McDonnell a longtime station supporter also assessed the current situation: prospect of Union Station being able to remain open without some kind of taxpayer support is not good" To reach Lynn Horsley call (816) 234-4317 or send e-mail to 0iorsleykcstarcom To reach Jeffrey Spivak call (816) 234-4316 or send e-mail to jspivakkcstarcom keep their nose out of she said Union past and possible future involvement with the city became an issue after the board decided Thursday to approach the city for a property tax increase Station leaders want to raise a special museum tax from 2 mills to 10 mills They intend to use the additional $55 million a year to cover the multimillion-dollar operating deficits and to create new attractions there The tax increase would cost the owner of a $150000 home an extra $23 per year Union Station officials say they need additional money because they are facing a financial crisis They intend to borrow $3 million to $5 million from the station's endowment to pay bills through the end of the year Meanwhile Union Station issued a statement Friday denying an allegation that bids had been taken to board up the building Civic leader Steve Rose who was involved in HOW TO REACH US WANT TO PLACE AN AD? 1(816)234-4000 STAR RECYCLING Most of The Star's newsprint contains some recycled fiber The average recycled US ONLINE AT KANSASCITYCOM Goto wwwKansasCitycom for breaking news from The Kansas City Star plus the best in Sports Entertainment Health Business Careers and Classifieds 1(800)366-9688 Display: (816) 234-4150 SEND US A LETTER Address mail to the proper department at: The Kansas City Star 1729 Grand Blvd Kansas City Mo 64108 JiK DELIVERY QUESTIONS? 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