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B2 LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER LEXINGTON KY TUESDAY DECEMBER 24 1985 Kentucky briefly Keeneland Association gives grants to 49 groups 6 people arrested on drug charges Staff wire reports Six people were arrested on drug charges last night after Lexington police raided a house that they said provided main (marijuana) supply for the east-end area of town" Eight officers searching the house at 235 Powell Street found at least 35 pounds of marijuana in a cardboard box handguns a submachine pistol and drug paraphernalia officer JR Dixon said Charged with trafficking in marijuana were Roderick Jackson 23 of Peachtree Road Ralph Mitchell 24 of Yellman Drive Arthur Johnson 34 of Lima Drive and Bridgette Talley 20 of MCracken Drive Donna Smith 27 of 1333 Centre Parkway was charged with possession of marijuana and Donna Overstreet 27 of Todds Road was charged with possession of amphetamines Dixon said more arrests were expected Foundation of Kentucky Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Lexington Inc Blue Grass Cerebral Palsy Foundation Centers for Creative Living Junior Achievement of the Blue Grass and March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Also receiving $3000 were McDowell Cancer Foundation Midway Equine Educational Center National Kidney Foundation of Kentucky St House and Wilderness Road Girl Scouts Council The Frankfort YMCA received $2500 while AccuTran Lexington Child Abuse Council Community Kitchen and Kentucky Educational Television got $2000 each The Garden Club of Lexington was given $1500 and the Blue Grass Trust received $1000 Forty-nine charitable education and research organizations were the recipients yesterday of $324500 in grants from the Keeneland Association The largest single grant $100000 went to the Maxwell A Gluck Foundation for equine research pt the University of Kentucky The United Way of the Bluegrass received $30000 and Transylvania University received $25000 The grants bring to $356 million the amount the Keeneland Association has distributed to community organisations through the years The Grayson Foundation received $8500 and the Blue Grass Council Boy Scouts of America the Chrysalis House and Possibilities Unlimited received $7500 each The Lexington Hearing and Speech Center received $6000 while grants of $5000 went to Central Kentucky Riding for the Handicapped Greater Lexington YMCA YWCA and Paris-Bourbon County YMCA Gifts of $4000 went to Cardinal Hill Hospital Community Hospice of Lexington Living Arts and Science Center Recording for the Blind and Salvation Army Receiving $3500 were ArtsPlace Baby Health Service Blue Grass Boys Ranch Fayette County Service Frontier Nursing Services Inc Good Samaritan Hospital Lexington Humane Society St Joseph Hospital and Trooper Island Grants of $3000 were given to American Cancer Society American Heart Associates American Lung Association American Red Cross Appalachian Regional Hospitals Arthritis State to become user friendly to visitors at parks rest areas said it looks better than a People who use the terminals also can obtain a copy of the information they want from a printer that is hooked to the system In addition to giving information the terminals also gather it A Trivia (Question: What is the most valuable acre of ground in Kentucky? Answer: The gold vault at Fort Knox) is used to lure visitors into providing information about themselves and their travel plans That information is used in the tourism research annually which will be set aside to renovate the five welcome centers in Kentucky The state also is guaranteed space on the system According to Rae Smith of the Tourism Cabinet the state will use the system to provide information about tourism the state parks road information and a calendar of events that might interest a visitor think a good deal for everyone Smith said The terminals are made of heavy-gauge steel to discourage vandals you thump one it sounds like hitting a Anderson and her husband Lewis Ross Sr 26 would become targets of other prisoners if sent to jail They were convicted Dec 12 of neglect of a dependent in the death of their son Lewis Jr 2 Authorities said Lewis died from extreme heat after being left for more than three hours in a hot car last July The Rosses were acquitted of charges of reckless homicide The couple faced maximum sentences of six to 20 years in prison The Rosses will have to report to the Jefferson County probation department once a month for two years and once every third month after that the judge said Ross an Army specialist four is now stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison Ind He was stationed at Fort Knox Ky when his son died Miners to be encouraged to get X-rays: Researchers at the University of Kentucky will use a $257000 grant to find ways to encourage coal miners to have X-rays for a federal study of black lung and other diseases The study group known as Behavioral Research Aspects of Safety and Health is considering using radio advertisements posters and help from local community leaders to encourage greater use of X-rays said one group member Arthur Frank The voluntary X-ray program was started in 1969 One benefit was to help the federal government determine the effectiveness of rules limiting dust levels in coal mines Fewer than one-fifth of the miners at some operations are participating in the program and participation has been falling steadily said Frank chairman of the department of preventive medicine and environmental health Lawyer for Butcher draws 20-year term: GW Ridenour Jr lawyer for bankrupt financier Jake Butcher and the collapsed United American Bank group was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for his role in a scheme to hide $265 million from the Internal Revenue Service US District Judge William Bertelsman gave Ridenour 49 until Feb 1 to surrender to US marshals The US Bureau of Prisons must decide in the interim where Ridenour will serve his sentence Ridenour was charged with making false statements on his 1978 and 1980 federal income tax returns He also was charged with helping Butcher file false returns for 1978 1980 and 1981 to hide income from the IRS Schroeder marks Christmas early: Artificial-heart recipient William Schroeder is showing some improvement and already has celebrated an early Christmas with his grandchildren a hospital spokeswoman reported yesterday grandchildren came to his room Sunday and Schroeder motioned them to his bedside for their said Donna Hazle of Humana Hospital Audubon Ms Hazle said that Schroeder 53 from Jasper Ind and his wife Margaret would celebrate Christmas together at Audubon Murray Haydon the other artificial-heart patient will be joined by his family on Christmas Day Ms Hazle said Parents get probation in death of boy: A Jefferson County Ind judge put a Kentucky couple on six years' probation yesterday after they had earlier been convicted of neglect in their death Circuit Judge Joseph Hensley said he feared Petra Ross 22 Births reported Central Baptist Tatel Takun and Rashmi 1132 Woodridge son Dec 20 Williams Luke and Jeanne 3663 Suffer Court son Dec 20 Anderson Michael and Lynn 3098 Pimlico Parkway son Dec 20 Dover Christopher and Rhonda Ni-cholasville son and daughter Dec 20 Thompson Steve and Patricia 3841 Walhampton son Dec 20 Fragello Robert and Martha 1013 Mill Creek Drive son Dec 20 Alexander Jeffrey and Teri Saragher Midway son Dec 21 Preston Danny and Betsy Rae Ni-cholasville son Dec 21 Schrader John and Tammy 422 Kingsway Drive daughter Dec 21 Wafford Daniel and Jean 141 Paris Court daughter Dec 21 Doll David and Mary Paris daughter Dec 21 Nason Mark and Christine Nicholas-ville daughter Dec 22 Longfellow Timothy and Loretta 1701 Hill Rise Court daughter Dec 22 Hood Billy and Kathy 2392 Laro-chelle son Dec 22 Schmelz John and Carol Paris son Dec 22 Gabbard Avis and Betty Juaneta daughter Dec 22 Russell Joseph and Eve 1025 Cold-water Court son Dec 23 Newberry Robert and Aileen 345 Nottingham daughter Dec 22 Willis Victor and Debra 2341 Tulsa Drive daughter Dec 23 Bacon William and Pamela Flem-ingsburg son Dec 23 Good Samaritan Bowling Edward and Sandra Foger-town son Dec 21 Gilliam Randy and Mary' 1379 Bordeaux Drive son Dec 22 Humana Adams Dennis and Sharron Leeco son Dec 20 Hubbard Donnie and Pam Nicholas-ville son Dec 21 Goins Robert and Sharon 3481 King Arthur Drive son Dec 22 University Kirby Phillip and Cheryl Richmond son Dec 20 Worley Kirby and Patsy Sadieville son Dec 20 Coffey Robert and Sue 210 Carlisle Avenue daughter Dec 21 Stokes Byron and Lenny Frankfort son Dec 22 Buckner Robert and Debra 553 Georgetown Street daughter Dec 22 Lawson Shane and Donna 253 Boiling Springs Drive daughter Dec 22 District Court From the Dec 23 docket Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant: Carl Baxter 26 of 450 Glen Arvin $200 Delbert Helton II 31 of 105 Laredo Drive $200 Stephen Kearney 23 648 Hill Dale $200 Bail jumping second degree: Ronald Glover 27 of 412 Illinois Street 30 days with credit Carrying concealed a deadly weapon: Ronald Keith Glover 27 of 412 Illinois Street $100 Theft by unlawful taking less than $100: Joann Frye 19 of 233 Roosevelt Boulevard $200 Larry Murphy 45 of 12 Village Drive Winchester $200 John Henry Phelps 40 of 701 Lynn Drive $200 Preston Stafford 41 of 695 Tennessee Avenue 30 days with credit Possession of drug paraphernalia: Cynthia Keeton 36 of 324 Oldham Avenue $100 30 days (one year probation) Possession of marijuana: Cynthia Keeton 36 of 324 Oldham Avenue $100 Criminal attempt: Mae Cora Cooper 22 of 174 York Street $250 six months (two probation) amended from receiving stolen property over $100 By Mark Chellgren Associated Press FRANKFORT Visitors to selected Kentucky state parks and welcome centers now can compute their travel plans and help with the tourism marketing campaign at the same time Through a contract with the Tourism Cabinet Courier Communications Corp of Louisville is installing 23 computer terminals at selected spots around the state Robert Anderson a Courier representative said the terminals provided a service to travelers profit for the company and money and information for the state The terminals will be familiar to visitors to Louisville hotels and res- taurants where the company has its MetroGuide units The company will sell space on the terminals to mostly tourism-related businesses For example the terminal at the welcome center on Interstate 75 near Florence might have a nearby menu price list and directions to get there Because all the terminals are connected to a central computer a visitor to Florence also could get information from businesses near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park or any other business in the state that chooses to advertise Theoretically the terminals have no limit to the amount of information they can contain Anderson said The company is paying the state 24 percent of the revenue collected from sales to companies that wish to place information in the system There is a guarantee of at least $12000 Gifts money to go for holiday By Valarie Honeycutt Herald-Leader staff writer In the tradition of LiveAid and FarmAid a benefit that officials dubbed raised several hundred dollars last night to insure a brighter Christmas for more than 2000 Lexington children A standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 packed the new nightclub on West Main Street last night bringing with them a new toy or a $3 donation for the Lexington Fraternal Order of Toys for Tots fund-raiser The event ended just six hours before trucks loaded with toys were to Extortion suspect released on bond pull out of the main fire station at 7:30 am today headed for about 400 Lexington homes want each child to have at least one toy for FOF president Roger Vance said adding that Boy Scouts and members of the Marine Corp Reserves were to make the deliveries JD McHargue who co-owns the bar with Doug Breeding said many people spent more than $3 on the toys they brought to the event or gave more money than expected Several boxes brimming with everything from Cabbage Patch Kids to GI Joes sat by the entrance growing with each patron who came through the door For the past three years Vance said has been our primary source of why calling it he said The performers who appeared last night were largely native Lexington groups Phoenix Stampede Metropolitan Blues All-Stars Greg Austin Band who played free for the first benefit three years ago Doug Breeding also performed with some members of the group Exile Larry Cordle who wrote the hit song Forty and Marshall Bennett Cordle and Bennett were members of the former band Home Brew Judge orders panel to OK apartment plan By Thomas Tolliver Herald-Leader staff writer A man who was arrested Saturday on charges that he tried to extort $25000 from his former family was released from jail yesterday after his father posted a $25000 cash bond Leslie Nicholson 20 is scheduled to appear Jan 13 before US District Judge Eugene Siler in London Nicholson a student at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond appeared yesterday before US Magistrate James Cook in Lexington Cook set the $25000 bond A criminal complaint filed yester- are of the opinion that there was no substantial evidence introduced at the public hearing upon which the planning commission could base its Grant said are further of the opinion that the findings do not conform to (the applicable law) for disapproval of an amendment to the development The defendants had argued that state law binds the developer to the development plan he submits with his application for a zoning change But Grant said believe a careful reading of (the) statute would indicate He ordered that the planning decision disapproving the amended development plan set aside and the planning commission should be directed to enter an order of approval of the From Page B1 the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government testified that the existing roads could handle any increase in Because the proposed apartment complex conformed with the Comprehensive Plan there was no reason to reject Shadeland Venture plan Grant said Correction A list of open and closed for Christmas was incorrect in the Herald-Leader yesterday and Sunday It should have said that federal agencies and offices are open today and closed on Christmas day in office said Nicholson twice mailed threatening letters to a Manchester woman threatening her and her family with injury unless $25000 was left at a specified site The complaint identified the woman as Audrey Sizemore who US prosecutor Robert Trevey said is the mother of a girl Nicholson had dated The complaint filed by FBI agent William Bowling said the two letters were mailed earlier this month from Clay and Madison counties As directed in the first letter the complaint said a package purporting to be the $25000 was left Dec 15 at the designated drop site but was not picked up The package was later retrieved by Mrs Sizemore She received a second letter Dec 17 the complaint said telling her to leave the money at the drop site on Dec 20 Again a package representing the money was left at the site as directed and was picked up the following day by Nicholson police say The complaint said Nicholson tried to elude arrest but once apprehended admitted mailing the threatening letters to Mrs Sizemore Nicholson who spent the weekend in the Laurel County Jail was represented yesterday by Warren Little of London Nicholson was silent throughout the brief court proceeding responding only yes or no to questions asked of him by Cook Clinton education activist moving Non-profit organizations Beatty Family Graveyard Maintenance Corp chartered by Mrs Frank Blakey 270 Lexington Avenue Circuit Court Through Dec 13 William Huddleston 33 of Route 6 Redmon Road Cynthiana theft by deception four counts five years concurrently on each count Darwin Beaty 21 of Route 1 Ewing escapee second degree five years Rex Allen Clark 22 of 199 Messick assault under extreme emotional disturbance three years with credit Harry Lee McKnight 19 of 3548 Cam-elot unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 90 days (one probation) (Continued on back page) Associated Press ALBANY The Rev Ernest Harris whose involvement with the Clinton County school system upset some members of his congregation is moving to a new church and a new home Both Harris and officials of First Baptist Church said his departure was voluntary He preached his last sermon in Albany on Dec 15 In January he will take over at Greenview Baptist Church a 600-member congregation in Florence Harris leaves behind a school system that is undergoing major changes partly because of questions raised by Citizens for Better Education in Clinton County a group he headed The activities helped lead to an investigation by the state Department of Education which said in December 1984 that it had found evidence of misspent funds unqualified personnel and a host of other problems Harris refused two requests from the board of deacons to drop out of the citizens group Bear died of overdose autopsy finds Christmas: open or closed Here is how agencies and institutions in Lexington and Central Kentucky will be affected by the observance of Christmas: Federal agencies and offices: Open today: closed Wednesday Urban County Government agencies and offices: Close at noon today and closed all day Wednesday County clerk's office: Closed today and Wednesday State government agencies and offices: Closed today and Wednesday District and circuit courts: Closed today and Wednesday Federal court: Closes at noon today and closed all day Wednesday Mali delivery: Normal service today No residential or business deliveries Wednesday but there will be express mail and special delivery Public schools: Closed until Jan 6 Lexington Public Library: Closed today and Wednesday Fayette County Health Department: Closed today and Wednesday LexTran: Normal service today No bus service Wednesday but Dial-A-Ride service will be available at 254-3278 Garbage collection: Normal service today No pickups Wednesday Mails and shopping centers: Earlier than normal closing hours today closed all day Wednesday tem although it might have eaten more enough to kill he said question is: What happened to that duffel Alonso said bear does not account for the full duffel Gamer said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation wanted to talk to a hunter who found the dead bear on a hillside about three weeks ago The hunter told a friend about the animal and word slowly spread to a state game and fish division employee who finally informed the bureau Three duffel bags containing 218 pounds of cocaine were found hanging from a tree in Fannin Chattahoochee National Forest several weeks after death A fourth duffel bag containing 75 pounds was found nearby on Nov 5 The bear and the newly discovered duffel bag were found Friday within 100 yards of the other Fannin County finds Gamer said Alonso who once performed autopsies cm bears as a pathologist for the Denver Zoo said the bear probably died within 20 to 30 minutes of eating the cocaine that Thornton dropped at least five duffel bags of cocaine over northern Georgia before he parachuted to his death in Knoxville with 77 pounds of cocaine strapped to his waist Gary Gamer a Georgia Bureau of Investigation drug agent speculated that someone may have found the cocaine after the death and emptied the remaining drugs into another container Dr Kenneth Alonso the chief medical examiner at the state crime lab said his autopsy revealed that the bear absorbed about three or four grams of cocaine into his blood sys Associated Press ATLANTA A state medical examiner confirmed yesterday that a black bear in northern Georgia died of cocaine but officials said test results did not explain what happened to all 75 pounds of the powder that officials think was in a duffel bag left in the Fannin County foothills The duffel bag of cocaine is suspected to be part of a large shipment dropped by former Lexington Ky narcotics officer Andrew Carter Thornton II during a flight from Colombia last September Police suspect.

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