The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on March 11, 1986 · Page 1
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Tuesday, March 11, 1986
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34 pages, 4 sections Tuesday, March 11, 1986 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois 25 Retrieva sv f I 'w- Vw ' .... The PantagraphMARC FEATHERLY Gov. James R. Thompson, on the road to announce plans to build U.S. 51 to interstate standards between Normal and LaSalle, took time yesterday to talk to kindergarten teacher Linda Messer at the Play Pin Bowl in El Paso. At left is Mrs. Messer's husband, Lloyd. Close encounters on U.S. 51 trip By BERNIE SCHOENBURG Pantagraph political writer A big tank truck seemed to crawl past the left side of the 30-foot recreational vehicle "that had "Big Jim's Freeway Express" emblazoned on its side. Gov. James R. Thompson, on the El Paso-to-Minonk portion of his trek up U.S. 51 yesterday, stopped talking and watched the progress of the passing vehicle until it sauntered back into the northbound lane. "It's a little crowded here," he said before conversation picked up again. It was one of a' Tew tentfe moments on Thompson's campaign-style tour, beginning in Normal and ending in LaSalle, to official Tornadoes whip through Ohio By Associated Press Tornadoes and winds up to 90 mph raked Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio yesterday, killing at least five people and injuring as many as 70, while cutting electricity to thousands of people and destroying dozens of airplanes at Cincinnati's airport. "The wind started blowing and I felt the barn start to breathe," said Jerry Cragen, who escaped injury when his main barn and five outbuildings were leveled near Martinsville, Ind. "It was pumping like a lung and I just got underneath the tractor and I stayed there." The tornadoes and winds were spawned by a cold front that rapidly moved across the Ohio Valley and met warm, moist air, said Pete Reynolds, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Severe Storms Center in Kansas City. The weather service reported at least 21 tornadoes, with 15 touching down in Indiana. About 40 people were injured in Newport, Falmouth and Erlanger, Ky., said state Trooper Jim Dolwick. Eight or nine injuries were reported in Lexington and Mostly sunny today. Highs in the upper 40s or low 50s with winds becoming light east to southeast. Becoming cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or rain mixed with snow at times tonight. Complete weather on C8 ly announce that his administration has decided to build a new road along U.S. 51 to interstate standards from Normal to Oglesby. "I'm pleased to announce this morning that the 'missing 51' won't be missing any more," he had said at the starting point, the Truckers' World truck stop at the north edge of Normal. Legislators and local officials were joined by curious customers looking over their coffee cups as Thompson explained why he chose the truck stop to make the long-awaited announcement. "A lot of people that are here today have either just gotten off one of the worst highways in the state of Illinois, or are just about 2 & 3" - 8. ate v Bromley, Ky., 22 injuries in Indiana, and four in Ohio. Strong winds ripped through a 10- to 12-block section of Newport, Ky., causing heavy damage and an undetermined number of injuries, said Gordon Nichols, a spokesman for the state disaster and emergency services office. Streets were blocked off and about 80 National Guard members were called in, he said. 3 &Jlt4iraii.iiAJn Abby C4 Classified D4 Comics A10 Deaths C7 Business D1 Focus C1 On the Record C8 Opinion A8 Sports B1 Yellow page C7 Daily: 509 Pick 4: 3826 Copyright 1B86 Ev.rgra.n Communications Inc. fl , Af AP In nearby Covington, Ky., which also is across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, officials declared a state of emergency and warned non-residents to keep out of the city after high winds knocked out power to most of the city and ripped the roofs from dozens of buildings. About 50 Guardsmen were sent there, said Nichols. Gov. Martha Layne Collins was to tour Covington and Newport late Marcos' wife finagled cash out By Washington Post MANILA, Philippines Imelda Marcos, the wife of deposed Philip pine president Ferdinand Marcos, used New York bank accounts under an apparently fictitious name to funnel hun-d r e d s of thousands of' dollars out of ' the country and ' finance ex pensive shop Mrs. Marcos ping trips in the United States and Europe, according to documents found in the Malacanang presidential palace. The records illustrate how a modus operandi evolved from laundering money through the accounts of friends to gradually taking over the accounts through a fictitious name. I t iinw ' i 1 it 1 L to get on one of the worst highways in the state of Illinois, and I want them to hear the news directly from me," he said. The news was that the 51-mile stretch would be built to interstate standards. The segment had been dubbed "missing 51" because it formed a gap in an interstate system from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Thompson credited legislators for passing the Build Illinois program last summer. While the new road is targeted for completion by 1994 at a cost of $225 million, $175 million is to come from the Build Illinois fund. Without Build Illinois, he said, completion would take another six to eight years. Pleas see TRIP, page AS Valley, killing 5 A commercial jetliner rested with its nose up at Greater Cincinnati Airport in Ohio after a severe thunderstorm went through the area late yesterday afternoon. Thirty to 50 planes at the airport were damaged beyond repair. yesterday, press secretary Barbara Hadley Smith said. High winds "just wiped out" a trailer park on the west side of Indianapolis and caused heavy damage to several businesses, said Marion County sheriff's dispatcher Tom Booher. No casualties were reported in the trailer park or damaged businesses. In Hancock County, Ind., a man They show that checks were drawn from those accounts to pay for items from exclusive boutiques such as Giorgio's in Beverly Hills and Nina Ricci in Paris, where a 1970 bill for "Madame Imelda Marcos" totaled $13,200 for 22 dresses and coats. The documents show that the accounts were opened at First National City Bank in New York in 1968, during Marcos' first term as president. Marcos was elected in 1965 on an anti-corruption platform that stressed national development, eliminating wasteful expenditures and arresting capital flight. However, the documents show, his wife was engaged in transfers of funds overseas and extensive personal spending early in the Marcoses' 20-year stay at the Malacanang Palace. Previously, the origins of most of the documents that allegedly indicate corruption of the Marcos regime had been attributed to the 1972-81 period of remaDims yield yp By Pantagraph wire services CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Pathologists yesterday examined remains of Challeirger's crew, sources reported, while rough seas prevented divers from retrieving any additional body parts or debris that might provide clues to the shuttle disaster. Some remains and crew cabin wreckage were brought ashore secretly Saturday night by the Navy salvage ship USS Preserver, which entered port without running lights, reported reliable sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. CBS reported yesterday that the ship was met by top shuttle managers, three flatbed trucks and an enclosed van staffed by workers in white smocks. Debris, including a piece of an old Titan missile, was unloaded throughout the night. NASA of ficals, citing concern for the families of the crew, consistently refused yesterday to discuss recovery of the remains, found in the broken crew compartment in 100 feet of water 18 miles northeast of the space center. Forensic experts from the Washington-based Armed Forces Institute of Pathology examined the remains yesterday at Patrick Air Force Base, about 25 miles south of here. Their examination is expected to determine how and when the astronauts died from the fiery explosion nine miles above the earth or on impact with the water. was crushed to death when the barn in which he and his brother sought refuge from a storm collapsed under high winds, said sheriff's Sgt. Rick Johnson. His brother suffered minor injuries, said Johnson. Near Evansville, Ind., a man died when struck by a falling tree limb while working on a house, police said. In Jasper Township, Ohio, a man was killed when a storm hit his trailer and three other family members were injured, said Fayette County Sheriff Robert W. McArthur. A man using a chain to hold a barn roof down in McLean County in western Kentucky died when the roof blew off, dragging him 78 feet, said County Coroner John Muster. A woman was killed and her son injured when high winds, probably a tornado, flattened their house trailer near New Concord, Ohio, said Muskingum County Sheriff Bernie Gibson. In Bromley, six people were injured and 60 evacuated when winds damaged a trailer park, Nichols said. when Marcos ruled the country under martial law. There is no evidence in the available First National City Bank documents that Marcos himself was involved in the transactions. Efforts to reach the Marcos entourage at the U.S. Air Force Base in Honolulu to question them about the transactions were unsuccessful. The documents include letters to and from New York offices of First National City Bank (now called Citibank), bank statements, canceled checks, receipts for purchases of expensive designer clothes, and accessories, handwritten accounts of balances and a checkbook containing payment records and three unused checks. The documents were found in a pile of papers in the Malacanang Please see MARCOS, page AS The compartment would have hit the water at a speed of several hundred miles an hour. A forensic analysis may also determine whether the crew was killed by flying debris or died of poisonous fumes, the fire or sudden loss of air pressure. The condition of the bodies was not known by sources, but they said "we're talking about remains, not bodies." Finding the exact cause of death might be difficult because the bodies have been in the water for six weeks and may have been the victims of sea scavengers. Within the crew compartment are lockers containing the members' personal belongings, computer tapes that record temperature and pressure data, and two small tape recorders that could have picked up conversation that was not transmitted to ground controllers. However, "It would be very unusual for anything to be in very good shape," NASA spokesman Jim Mizell said. So far, about 10 percent of the shuttle has been recovered. The search area spans 350 square nautical miles, two-thirds of which has been probed by sonar. The crew cabin is a 2,525-cubic-foot, three-level structure made of 2,219 aluminum alloy plates welded together to create a pressure-tight vessel. It has no special reinforcements to better withstand the force of an explosion. Shiites claim photos show slain hostage BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Shiite Moslem kidnappers issued photographs yesterday purporting to show the body of French hostage Michel Seurat, with a statement saying the photos proved their claim to have killed him last week. Islamic Jihad, a pro-Iranian fundamentalist group, denied in the statement that it had abducted a four-man French television crew Saturday. The photos and statement were delivered to a Western news agency in Beirut. It said the three black-and-white pictures were intended to counter "skepticism about the seriousness of our earlier claim" that Seurat was slain last Wednesday. One showed the hostage's chest and face, as he lay bare-chested with his eyes half closed. The second showed a body in a coffin, wrapped in a blanket, and the third a closed coffin with a crucifix on the lid. There was no evidence of wounds or blood in the one photo that showed the man clearly, and no way to confirm he had been killed. Friends of Seurat confirmed that the man in the photo was the 37-year-old Frenchman. The typewritten statement was in Arabic and signed,' "the Islamic Jihad (Islamic Holy War) organization." In Paris, the French Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying it was "seeking to verify the authenticity of this abominable claim." The photos and statement were made public during a French diplomatic effort in Lebanon and Syria to free the eight Frenchmen, including Seurat, kidnapped in Lebanon. The Arabic-language statement called Seurat "an experienced spy."

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