The Bradenton Herald from Bradenton, Florida on February 20, 1988 · 1
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Bradenton, Florida
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Saturday, February 20, 1988
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i v "'r'' - - - ' f M t '" S-' - - ’ W ’- - V ggggi UShockey team wins staysfalttof V ' ? ' - nzJLtv Jms SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 1988 : VOL 66 NO 159 ' BRADENTON FLORDA 34205 -v- 29 CENTS S175WEEK Briefly MteEilfcn 1 Cloudy warm 40 chanc of rain Probe targets TV evangelist : Jimmy Swaggart is under investigation by his church over matters that could cost him his credentials the Assemblies of God said Friday CBS News and ABC News reported later Friday ' that church officials had received in- formation Swaggart about al leged sexual misconduct by the TV evangelist There was no immediate confirmation from the Assemblies of God The 13-member Executive Presbytery met with Swaggart at the church's headquarters in Springfield Mo for nearly 10 hours Thursday Send in the Marines? Sen: John F Kerry D-Mass recommended Friday that serious consideration be given to the sending of US troops into Colombia and other countries to help in the war on drugs The State Department and the Colombian Embassy rejected the idea Kerry said the increasii number of drug-relatei crime and deaths in the United States required stronger action to stem the flow of drugs “I'm willing and I think we ought to consider the use of our Southern Command forces to assist in the interdiction effort on a case-by-case basis’ Kerry told reporters at a briefing Money talks A philanthropist's 33000 offer has moved a homeless Miami man to change his mind and agree to donate his bone marrow for his leukemia-stricken brother “Ill do it if I get something out of it" Randy Jeff Chapman 31 said Earlier thia week he said he would not submit to the test that could save his brother’s life “I'm not a bad guy I drat want to see my brother die" he told The Miami Newt But MI think 1 should be paid something Your only friend is yourself and a dollar bill" Herald staff and wire reports Index Business A-7 Classified ads - D-l ComlcsCrossword C-6 Deaths B-2 Horoscope C-7 Local B-1 Movie listings C-8 Opinion M B-4 Religion B-9 Sports — — C-1 Stocks — — A-8 Television — C-8 World————— B-6 Give us a call Main number -748-0411 News Room— 745-7000 Circulation— 748-6668 Chuckle Stockroom work is very uplifting Kidnappers produce ID US Marine Col William R V Higgins has been missing in Lebanon since Wednesday’ ' " ’’V '’ Associated Prase ' ’ TYRE Lebanon — A pro-Iranian claimed responsibility Friday for k ping a UJS Marine colonel serving with UN peacekeeping forces and released iden- tity cuds bearing his photograph ' ' ( -It alleged that Lt CoL William R Higgins -was a spy for the "Satanic CIA” UJ3 and -UN officials denied the charges -In a rescue attempt Shiite Moslem mili-: 1 tiamen spent a second day searching citrus groves and cave-lined valleys for Higgins who disappeared Wednesday The searchers who belong to the Amal ' ASSOCIATED PRESS Hostage’s card V Kidnappers delivered tangible evidence that they had abducted William Higgins Y ‘ 1 militia headed by Justice Minister Nabih Berri also seized six activists of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in pre-dawn house raids in Tyre and accused them of involvement in the plot ' Higgins 43 of Danville Ky was head of Jasper Construction Cornpany sued the city in 1986 contending a dredging project was more difficult than anticipated STACEY FRANK Herald Staff Writer KIDNAP ?? ToA-11 " ‘‘ ! ' ! i S V' The city of Bradenton will pay $900000 to the contractor who dredged the Evers Reservoir to settle a $4 million lawsuit City Attorney Bill Lisch is pleased with the settlement saying $900000 was the amount owed to Jasper Construction Company Inc of Minnesota “Are we happy? You better believe it to pay $900000 said City Attorney Bill Lisch “At one time we were willing to recommend a $3 million payment” Jasper filed suit in federal court against the city in 1986 contending that dredging the Evers Reservoir was more difficult and time consuming than detailed in the contract The $95 million reservoir expansion was completed in 1985 Jasper also named Smith and Gillespie Engineers Inc the city’s engineering firm in the suit A jury of four men and two women handed up a verdict Thursday in UB District Court in Fort Myers The jury said Smith SUIT ToA-3 CARSON BALOWNBradanton Herald And the correct answer is five K was no Wheel of Fortune but the students at Myakka Elementary School enjoyed a bit of horseplay Friday' Hercules a miniature horse owned by Danielle Marrone proves he knows Ns age and how to do a few other tricks during a student Circus at the school CHRIS DOWNEY Herald Steff Writer - New leads aren’t leading to the suspect ' " ' -'I :: - i ’ m - James Burnside is suspected of stabbing his wife ti death Wednesday v and shooting one of her co-workers BART GREENWALD Herald Staff Writer ' Ths manhunt tat suspected killer James Burnside continued Friday while some local residents took extra precautions to protect themselves ' “I’ve got three kids” said Dennis Stohley who lives on the ume street as Roy and Jean Scnappacher Burnside’s in-laws “And I won’t let them go out into the yard until he’s apprehended” ' Burnside is suspected of stabbing his wife to death Wednesday ami Mooting one of her co-workers “He might come back and take revenge on their inlaws” Stohley said “If he’s enough of a nut to do that he might come back I’m definitely concerned" Annette Burnside 24 was stabbed to death outside John V Schults (WWaterbed Sleep Shop in DeSoto I 301 Blvd W David Otteni 44 ' r BRADENTON BEACH — Police Chief Dennis 1 Roberts resigned Friday claiming “policital interference” prevented him from effectively running his department Roberts will go to work with the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office according to Sheriff Charlie Wells Robaxts’ resignation is effective April 1 In announcing his resignation Roberts urged the city council to consider contracting the city’s law enforcement responsibilities to the sheriffs office Consolidating the three city police departments on Anna Maria Island would be a less feasible plan but one the council also should consider Roberts said “They need to look at the situation here There has got to be some stability” he said “I don’t see any at the present” Roberts said he would not take any parting shots at Mayor Lynda Barrett-O’Neill ' who led an effort to demote him in December because he didn’t want to engage in “character assasination” But he said he has always felt the mayor’s actions ' were improper and the sheriff’s office’s investigation A' - RESIGN ToA-3 Center 600 US 301 Blvd W David Otteni 44 was shot several times in the tame attack and remained in critical condition Friday night in Manatee Memorial Hospital Otteni and Annette Burnside co-workers at Conley Buick were in the parking lot at the shopping center when the attack took place ‘Pleasant’ teen held in family’s ax murders Associated Frees ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet frigate rams US warship The Defense Department has released this photo of a Soviet Mirka I frigate ramming the USS Caron in the Black Sea on Feb wooduidlwoKiia!to(fcMfcMrateCMm butted HU8 Navy OTfrtp ty sheriff’s deputies searched the area with dogs but were under orders to assart international navigation rights by ' moving within 12 miles of Soviet coastline according to the ATTACK ToA-11 Pentagon ROCHESTER Minn — A teen-ager was charged Friday in the ax slayings of his parents a brother and sister as friends puzzled over the change in the studious church-going boy who gave himself a punk haircut the day of the killings David Brom 16 was arrested after an all-night manhunt Ths killings stunned this community and left Brotn’s acquaintances puzzled about a classmate they described as sensitive intelligent kind and non-violent "There’s a lot of tears here” aaid Mike Leahy principal at Lourdes High School where Brom was a sophomore Brom appeared calm during a 15-nyinute arraignment He was charged with four counts of first-degree murder and eight counts of second-degree muraer AX TOA-3 menica niafessitglm press 3 s-to $

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