Springfield News-Sun from Springfield, Ohio on May 16, 1995 · 2
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Tuesday, May 16, 1995
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'J v s j RIEFING SPRINGFIELD (O) NEWS-SUN Tuesday May 16 1995 Page 2 i :t t WORLD FROM NEWS-SUN WIRE SERVICES GOVERNMENT UNDER FIRE r i :5 V-V ''V'S ' ‘ ' AP photo Residents of Kralapora India angered by the burning of the Muslim shrine at Char-e-sharif burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narisimha Rao Monday The shrine was destroyed during a battle between separatist Muslim militants and Indian troops last week Rao Monday blamed "militants from Pakistan" for the destruction of the 15th century mosque Resolution of MIA cases sought HANOI Vietnam — High-level US officials pressed Vietnamese leaders Monday for more help in resolving the cases of American servicemen missing from the Vietnam War The American delegation is the highest-ranking to visit since the United States opened a diplomatic liaison office in Hanoi in January - Led by Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Hershel Gober the group includes Assistant Secre-' tary of State Winston Lord and James Wold the deputy assistant secretary of defense for POW-MIA affairs The Americans met privately with Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet after holding talks with officials from several Vietnamese ministries China conducts nuclear test BEUING — China the only country not observing a moratorium on nuclear tests conducted an underground nuclear explosion on Monday in its western desert The tot came just four days after 178 nations agreed to indefinitely extend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty intended to stop the spread of atomic weapons China has continued testing in defiance of the moratorium and calls by the United States Japan and other nations to stop A Foreign Ministry spokesman said China will stop nuclear testing once a comprehensive test ban treaty is implemented by next year as provided for by the Non-Proliferation Treaty NATION CIA chief announces shakeup WASHINGTON — Mindful of his agency's long history of conflict with Congress CIA Director John Deutch named a new team of senior managers'Monday with extensive experience on Capitol Hill Deutch confirmed by the Senate less than a week ago said one of his prime motivations for announcing the changes so quickly was to try to improve morale and show that he would be a new kind of CIA chief Strained relations with Congress was a hallmark of the tenure of Deutch’s predecessor R James Woolsey who resigned last January Many in Congress were particularly upset at Woolsey's handling of the Aldrich Ames spy scandal The only change that will require congressional approval is Deutch's choice of Geoige Tenet to be deputy director of central intelligence the No 2 post The eight other new managers will not require confirmation by the Senate Gingrich draws new complaint WASHINGTON — In 12 speeches on the House floor in 1990 Newt Gingrich plugged a-program sponsored by his political action committee — further evidence a House Democrat charged Monday of “a longstanding pat- -tern of arrogant abuse of both the power and privileges of the House” Rep David Bonior D-Mich a leading critic of House Speaker Gingrich’s ethics filed a complaint with the House Ethics Committee ( on Monday concerning the 1990 speeches — in' which Gingrich discussed a GOPAC-spon-sored broadcast called the “American Opportunities Workshop" Report yields no crash clues WASHINGTON — The technical analysis of a February crash that killed eight near the Grand Canyon found no reason why one of the plane's engines was apparently not running at the time of the accident The National Transportation Safety Board released its “technical docket” Monday on the Feb 13 crash of a Las Vegas Airlines Piper Navqo The crash killed pilot Alvia W Moore and seven of his nine Taiwanese passengers The reports do not include a probable cause for the accident STATE- Dayton negotiations continuing DAYTON — The city has not made an - offer on the vacant downtown Lazarus depart- -ment store building but a deadline set by its -owner has been extended a television station reported Monday WHIO-TV said officials representing Fed-crated Department Stores Inc and a partnership of city and private officials are continuing to negotiate “We’re trying to come up with a plan or proposal that would meet both Federated's interests and Dayton’s interests to help bring this building back on line for the community” Mayor Mike Turner told the station City Commissioner Richard Zimmer said Sunday that consultants are assessing the build- ' ing He said an offer which the city hopes can be made jointly by a public-private partnership is not expected for at least another week J Probation granted in kidnap hoax ' TOLEDO — A woman who admitted lying to police about being kidnapped raped and - abandoned in Michigan was sentenced Monday to one year probation Melissa Ray said she lied because she was pregnant and afraid to tell her parents -J “The night I found out I was pregnant I just flipped out and lost my sanity” Ray said V tearfully outside US District Court “My main concern was that I had let my family down" Ray 20 of Sandusky pleaded guilty Dec -1 21 to making false statements to the FBI The Ohio Lottery wil pay out $61972350 to wiry1' liers in Monday's Pick 3 Numbers daily game Sales in Pick 3 Numbers totaled $1435257 - In the other daily game Pick 4 Numbers player wagered $318599 and will share $79300 Sales in Buckeye 5 totaled $428077 The jackpot for Wednesday's Super Lotto drawing is worth $4 million IWEATHER NATION Storms pound South Thunderstorms rolled across the southern Plains into the Ten- nessee Valley on Monday and "" snow piled up in the mountains of southern California Strong thunderstorms started out early in the day over eastern Oklahoma and spread across Arkansas and into Tennessee and adjoining states during the afternoon Locally heavy rain fell around Memphis in extreme western Ten-1 nessee with scattered hail as big as golf balls and a report of a funnel cloud Along the southern edge of the cluster of storms hail was reported across parts of northern Mississippi and northwestern Alabama A low-pressure system produced showers across central and southern California with brief heavy rainfall including nearly an inch during the morning in the The Accu-Weather forecast for noon Tuesday May 1 6 Unci separate high lamparalura zonM tor tiia day MONDAY'S TEMPERATURES RECORDS FOR May IS 1 62 2 61 3 59 55 56 56 55 67 60 10 11 12 S2 65 67 PAL 70 71 73 74 75 74 73 71 69 65 62 59 High Low 92 In 1900 32 In 1910 MONDAY'S LOCAL READINGS TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE mmrM- T Hi MartkOy La Pra Silk a SI tl n H 57 54 41 M N M 1(1 75 51 M 77 54 JU 71 51 4 M OariaMM&l 44 51 t! 71 n n 71 47 51 51 COLO mum stationmy tm MoriMMhK me Mw-ftStt 77 51 II 71 High Low Precipitation 75 at 6 pm 55 at 7 am none PRECIPITATION TO DATE Month 428" (normal 168")' Year 1537" (normal 1236") DATA FOR TODAY Sunrise 6&1 am Sunset 8:45 pm H L EJ S3 US MOH LOW SNDNCaS RAM T-WPAW KUMC SNOW -Cf SUNN? RT CLOUDY CLOUDY Oxnard-Ventura area northwest of Los Angeles Small-stream flooding was reported in northwestern and north-central West Virginia and utilities said the storms knocked out power to more than 8 (XX) customers Hot weather settled over the Southeast OHIO FORECAST Today chance of thunderstorms Highs upper 70s to lower 80s Wednesday scattered showers Highs 75-85 INDIANA FORECAST Today showers and thunderstorms Highs 75-88 Wednesday mostly to partly cloudy Highs 75-85 KENTUCKY FORECAST Today scattered thunderstorms Highs in the 80s Wednesday continued chance of thunderstorms Highs in the 80s Man with plague vials linked to white supremacist group Associated Press Neither Pierce nor Harris could tint in th I InitofCtstju for Disease f!nntml and Preventinn -Invuitnn i Du:n wj tl ! Associated Press COLUMBUS Ohio — A central Ohio man found with three vials of bubonic plague bacteria is a member of a white supremacist group that may have influenced suspected Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh a Columbus television station reported Monday WBNS-TV said Larry Wayne Harris 43 of Lancaster has been on the National Alliance’s member list for five years The group's leader is William Pierce of Mill Point WVa Pierce wrote The Turner Diaries a book that reportedly influenced McVeigh The station cited West Virginia sources it did not identify in its report Neither Pierce nor Harris could be reached for comment A telephone message was left at Pierce's residence Monday evening There is no phone listing in Lancaster under Harris' name WBNS-TV also reported that the Secret Service questioned Harris in 1993 because he allegedly made perceived threats toward President Ointon during a presidential trip to Columbus There was no answer Monday evening at the Secret Service’s administrative offices in Washington Harris earlier said he is a member of the Chrisitan Identity group based in Hayden Lake Idaho The Atlanta Journal and Constitution has reported that the group provides the theological basis for many mili tias in the United States Police who searched his home Friday reported finding a certificate identifying Harris as a member of the Aryan Nation a white separatist for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins Colo Harris has said he is working on a book about antidotes for bubonic plague He said an Iraqi he met at siiv caijrflii WI1H6 SCpni SilR ff4aMVi saw sum ii Wi iw im$ organization the FBI recognizes as a Ohio State University told him Iraq kata avMiN Uas nlannififl aarm maaTaM aaaia4 Dahmer assailant changes plea hate group Harris was charged Friday with receiving stolen property for allegedly lying about owning a laboratory so he could obtain the vials Fairfield County Prosecutor David Landefeld said He was freed after posting bond The vials contain freeze-dried cultures of yersinia pestis the bacteria that causes bubonic plague which killed one-fourth of the European population in the 1 300s In their current form the vials pose a relatively low risk to the public said Kenneth Gage chief of the plague section of the federal Centers was planning germ warfare against the United States Harris ordered the bacteria on May 3 from the American Type Culture Collection said Frank Simione vice president of the nonprofit cul- CORRECTION Value City's third annual “Cruise In will be from 3 to 9 pm Saturday at 969 Bechtle Ave The incorrect date was printed in Sunday's Springfield News-Sun due to inaccurate information given to the newspaper ture depository in Rockville Md Harris provided what was believed to be a certificate from the American Society for Microbiologists and a letter indicating he owned an animal microbiology laboratory certified by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Simione said The bubonic plague also called the black death causes spot of blood which turn black under the skin The plague is transmitted to humans mainly by fleas from infected rats and has been reported in Europe Asia and Africa Lancaster is 27 miles southeast of Columbus Associated Press PORTAGE Wis — The convict who admitted murdering Jeffrey Dahmer and another inmate changed his innocent plea to no contest on Monday in return for a transfer to federal custody Christopher J Scarver withdrew his claim of innocent by reason of insanity and was sentenced by Judge Richard Reim to two consecutive life terms plus 30 years “I'm confident that you will remain in prison for the rest of life" the judge said HANDLE WITH CARE READ TO YOUR CHILD MAY EXTRAVAGANZA ClarkCjTFairgrounds! : Mata 325-0053— i IP The Springfield News-Sun DRIkYJDERL FRENCH fflJsl Purchase A Fish Sandwich I At The Point On W North St The Springfield News-Sun guarantees a value equal to or greater than the cost of your newspaper every day TOTAL COUPON VALUE 99 Only one coupon per person per vWt may be wed Expires J2&95 TOMORROW'S DAILY DEAL: dy is God$ ' body Our : elieve this is message of Gospel " 0 o 'HCfY ’ ‘ I- 1 FR FREDDY WASHINGTON C-SSp ST JAMES If this sounds' good to you contact your local Catholic school Catholic Schools of Clark County Contact Mr Steve DeWiu (513) 328-7427 Sponmtd by the Miami Wiley Ctthofe Education Council VALUES FOS A URTWK 1 I ? ums4 '! 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