Evansville Press from Evansville, Indiana on July 15, 1994 · 2
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Evansville, Indiana
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Friday, July 15, 1994
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' t c f t4 h AM 3 Friday July 15 1994 The Evansville Press ip®®Tpn© i French honor pilot whose letters home chronicled war tragedies Aseodstod Pi— WASHINGTON — Hie ambassador of France draped a red ribbon around the neck of Quentin Aanenaon and Uned him on the cheek a tender act of gratitude for this Minnesota farm boy’s role in a war he hated fiercely but remembered keenly He remembered comrades shot from the sky whose awful deaths he witnessed mute and helpless from his cockpit He remembered too the Germans he killed decoys on the ground Ml in a row “My bullets tore into them and blew things apart he wrote his sweetheart Jackie the girl he met at a dance at Harding Field La and dated every day and sometimes twice a day until he was sent overseas “The emotional impact on me was terrible My right hand and trigger finger wouldn’t function I couldn’t grip the control stick" France looking for someone to symbolize its gratitude for what young Americans did half a century ago in the liberation selected Aanenson to receive a high honor In a red-walled room of the ambassador's residence yesterday Bastille Day Ambassador Jacques Andreani made Aanenson a commander of the Legion of Honor Aanenson accepted though he said others were more heroic Aanenson had gone to war on D-Day in a P-47 Thunderbolt and told what he saw and what he felt in solemn letters to Jackie But he couldn’t tell her everything and for years couldn’t tell their children or their grandchildren So with the help of a son-in-law a skilled video editor he made a three-hour film of his war memories In it he read aloud the letters he wrote Jackie She read aloud her letters to him The film was Intended for their children But war comrades urged him to give it to television It was broadcast by PBS last month and brought thousands of admiring letters to Aanenson who had made a postwar career as an Insurance executive in Bethesda Md He had flown 75 combat missions over France Three times his cockpit burst into flames He was wounded and listed as miMiwg in action He once landed with 50 shrapnel boles in his plane The story tumbles from the bundles of letters some terrible some sweet “Dear Jackie: Before every mission as I’m climbing into the cockpit I whistle the first bar of the ur corps song and kiss the ring you gave me It seems to do the trick because I'm still flying Johnny Bathurst carries one of his baby shoes with him One of the other fellows recites a little poem" From a letter he decided was too grim to mail: “I live in a world of death I have watched my friends die in a variety of violent ways Sometimes it’s Just an engine failure on take-off resulting in a violent explosive crash There's not enough left to bury Other times it’s the deadly flak that tears into a plane — if the pilot is lucky the flak kills him’ Another encounter with German troops: “Some Just crumpled to the ground but the tremendous impact of 50 caliber bullets at 120 rounds a second threw most of the bodies several yards I got sick when I landed" A colleague’s death: “I watched him frantically trying to disconnect everything and bail out I was Just a few feet away from him but he was too low He waved to me an instant before his plane crashed into the trees and exploded Debris flew everywhere — I barely got through it To this day I can still see the expression on his face as he looked directly at me before crashing In that instant he knew he was dead” Home on leave March 1945: “I was wearing my 45 automatic in a hip holster and I probably looked as tired as I felt The station-master spotted me He then said to the crowd at the gate ’Let the captain through he Just came in from the war today' The people started applauding I almost felt guilty being alive" Japanese men women expect to live longer TOKYO — Japanese have the world’s longest life expectancy for the eighth straight jrear an annual government re- The Health and Welfare Ministry study said Japanese females born in 1993 are expected to live an average 8251 years up 029 years from the previous year Japanese women have had the world’s longest life expectancy for nine consecutive years Japanese men gained 016 years to 7625 years setting a world record for the eighth straight year French women placed second with 8094 years followed by Switzerland with 8090 Iceland 8089 and Sweden 8079 it said For men Japan was followed by Iceland with 7574 years Sweden 7535 Hong Kong 7490 and Israel 7454 American males had a life expectancy of 722 years and women of 791 years Ministry officials attributed Japanese longevity to the nation's medical care Most of 2851 Japanese aged 100 or older said in a recent survey that a key to longevity is moderation in eating and drinking Other advice included early to bed and way to rise religious faith and work- Couple gets stolen goods back SALEM Ore — Oregon wasn’t such a bad place after all for Fred and Sue Trammel The couple left the crime-ridden Los Angeles suburbs for a safer life in Oregon But they lost everything they owned their first night in Salem when their car and rented U-Haul were stolen from a motel parking lot Police found the truck and car but the truck was empty Yesterday police found the Trammels' belongings in a storage unit after the owner became suspicious of the people who rented it No suspects have been arrested Weird A group of people in Japan and England recently fonned the Global Anti-Golf Movement planned a No-Golf Year beginning May 1994 and will picket golf courses worldwide to protest the lavish use of the natural resources by the sport ? 3? s - t ' 53V:' 4- V 1 -K ' “I PAMPLONA sn FERS®N T ’ AP isaarptiolo Mitchell Soboleski 40 of Tiburon Calif shows off a souvenir T-shirt from his hospital bed in Pamplona Spaia Gored by bull he'd ‘run again' eighth and final bull run Only three people with minor injuries were treat-— The true ed at local emergency wards bringing the festival total to 54 A dozen people had gore wounds and the rest a variety of Injuries from being trampled butted or knocked to the ground by bulls or panicked fellow runners Among the casualties was James Bailor 42 a veteran bull runner from Alliance Ohio who broke his thigh-bone Monday in the crush of the crowd trying to escape six irritated fighting bulls as they charged through the cobbled streets of this northern city “I’ve got to do it one more time to see if I want to do it again” said Bailor who teaches English at Alliance High School when he’s not emulating Ernest Hemingway in Spain Names In the news Roseanne revives petition for divorce LOS ANGELES — Roseanne Ar- ITYV wi ""4 nold is renewing spousal abuse claims Yi W ’ V I in divorce declarations that say she withdrew earlier allegations because she feared threats from her estranged husband court documents disclosed The declaration yesterday also includes photographs of bruises Roseanne Arnold says her husband Tom inflicted during their rocky marriage “I was extremely fearful that if I told (him) I was absolutely positive that I did not want to remain married to him his threats to kill me would become real" she states in the declaration Roseanne Arnold “In order to keep the peace with (him) and to protect myself I acquiesced to his demands knowing that I would shortly be able to escape from him” she said in the documents Tom Arnold appearing in the newly released film "True Lies" has filed his own declaration claiming that he is out of work and requires his wife’s support in the amount of $100000 a month Arnold goes on to state that his wife “plundered” his belongings and disposed of his wardrobe in the pool of one of their Brentwood mansions A hearing in the divorce case has been set for Aug 25 Elizabeth II to visit Russia in October LONDON — Queen Elisabeth II will make a state visit to Russia in October the first visit to Russia by a reigning British monarch Buckingham Palace said today The queen accompanied by her husband Prince Philip and Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd will be the guest of Russian President Boris Yeltsin from Oct 17-20 Buckingham Palace said in a statement A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said the queen would visit Moscow and St Petersburg Further details were not available King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra dined with Tsar Nicholas II on the imperial yacht “Standart” in June 1908 in Russian waters off Tallinn the palace said Alaskan teens face island exile in robbery beating incident “One boy will go to one island and one boy win go to another” said Rudy James a Thlawaa Tlingit Na- SEATTLE — Teen-agers Adrian Guthrie and Simon Roberts could soon be banished to uninhabited islands left to fend for themselves for a year in the frigid pine forests off the southeastern Alaskan coast Instead of going to Jail the 12 months in exile would be tribal Justice for the 17-year-old Alaska natives They pleaded guilty to robbing and beating a pizza-delivery driver with a baseball bat during a visit to Washington last summer tion tribal Judge “We will check on them from time to time — not very often We don't want other people to influence them It’s a time for inner reflection" James said Superior Court Judge James Al-lendoerfer decided to postpone sentencing for 18 months and turned the boys over to Tlingit eldersThe teen-agers both from tiny Klawock on Prince of Wales Island in the southeastern tip of Alaska would be given food to last a few weeks but would be expected to hunt fish and make their own shelters to survive “Even though it is a form of punishment it’s more a rite of purification That's what it’s intended to do cleanse your life” James said The pizza-delivery driver Tim Whittlesey was robbed of $40 and suffered multiple skull fractures His hearing and vision are permanently impaired Prosecutor Michael Magee waxy about the decision to defer to tribal Justice but said he wouldn’t challenge iL “Frankly we have some difficulty with the notion that you can treat someone differently because they have a different cultural background" Magee said James who proposed the unusual arrangement said the point of the punishment was to make both the teen-agers and victims whole For example tribal leaders also may order the teens to make native artifacts to raise money or saw lumber for a house for Whittlesey Weather For period ending 8 un CDT cold WARM STATIONARY 0 1984 Accu-WMhar few H L EE3 E53 HH EZ3 E3 0 MOH law SHOWERS RAIN T-STORM8 FLURRIES SNOW ICE SUNNY FT CLOUDY CLOUDY n jitR (Mi n aw saw tM ji n am www mw nza si nm m w js c frnbmw ji 71 H m fttanLH— 71 M 74 JI 2 teMJto JI y 71 Mm JI 7Z 71 a feMHM 71 M M 2 MOV JI m mi' m m Forecasts SW Indiana Partly cloudy tonight with a 30 percent chance of ffxixJershowers Lows In the mid- to upper 60s Party sun-nytomorrow High In tie upper 80s W Kentucky Partly cloudy tonight Low in the upper 60s Party sumry tomorrow with a 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms High in the upper 80s S Illinois Party doudy tonight Lows in the mkWOs Partly sunny tomorrow with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms Highs in the mid-808 Extended forecast Warm and humid Sunday through Tuesday with a chance of txinder-storms each day Highs in the upper 80s Lows around 70 Cooling degrees: Yesterday 17 Month through yesterday 220 Season through yesterday 760 To same date last season: 734 Normal for this date: 618 Skies: Sunset today 813 Sunrise tomorrow: 5:40 Sunset tomorrow: 8:12 Wind: Yesterday's high wind was 14 mph torn the southwest at 5:42 am Precipitation: Temperaturew JI UI ji a si js a j 74 ta a 5 is m 2 ji a in 2 M 77 Mi 71 eta a M i Last 24 hours: Trace This month: 190 inches This year 1944 inches Average to this date: 2457 inches Comfort: Relative humidity 85 percent a! 8 jw Lakes: Kentucky Lake: 3579 feet above tie (tarn down 01 of a foot 3039 feet below the dam down 03 of a foot Water temp: 83 Barkley Lake: 357$ feet above tie dam down 02 of a foot 3062 feet below the dam down 07 of a foot Water temp: 85 Rivers: The Ohio Kver at Evansville wil change Ktlte over the next few days The Wabash River below Mount Carmel wit change Utile over the next few days The Green River at Catxxsi wH change Ktlle over the next few days The Little Wabash River at Carmi wi fitde over tie next few days River stages Yesterday's high: 90 at 5 pm Overnight low: 76 at 5:30 am High one year ago today 86 Low one year ago today 74 Record high this data: 106 hi 1936 Record low this date: 52 in 1990 Normal average this date: 79 High in tie 48 continental stales yesterday 121 at Death VaAey Calif Low in the 48 continental states: 31 yesterday at Wisdom MonL f Mm

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