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Final edition 4-28-9210 VOL. 65- -NO. 233 TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1992 4-Day Horn Delivery tl 50 35 CENTS SHRINKING P-G50 The "P-G 50," a ranking of the 50 largest publicly held corporations in Western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia, shows that with some notable exceptions member companies had smaller profits, sales, and work forces in 1991. A special section wrapping Business, Page 25. TODAY Cool, dry Partly sunny with a high in the upper 50s. Tonight, fair with a low near freezing. Details, Page 8. New nation The new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, less than half the size of the former Yugoslavia, is a Serbian-dominated state including just Serbia and Montenegro. Page 2. Bell reductions Bell Atlantic Corp. may have to reduce its work force by thousands of workers in order to increase competitiveness and cut costs, a company spokesman says. The reductions would be made through early retirement incentives. Business, Page 25. Saving for college Two measures recently enacted by the Legislature and designed to help families save for future college costs will help some once they are implemented, but that won't be before this summer, or possibly fall. Page 6. Forgotten Orient While the concern of U.S. policymakers has been directed toward Europe for some time, columnist Leslie H. Gelb cautions that Washington must not ignore the Far East. Perspectives, Page 11. Taking no chances Head Coach Bill Cowher summarizes the Steelers' draft choices as "productive, tough football players" and his boss, Tom Donahoe, says the team has abandoned its gambling ways in the selection of college players. Sports, Page 13. Rocker's trek Steve Forbert, a former Mississippi truck driver who once played for coins in New York subway stations and now quests for rock stardom, brings his band, the Bolt Uprights, to Graffiti to promote his latest album, "The American In Me." Magazine, Page 21. Style, similar substance An analysis of the local evening newscasts here shows that viewers can choose from three distinct styles, each emphasizing different aspects of the day's events. Yet each station reports the same major stories on most days, if not always in the same order. Magazine, Page 21. By Ernie Hoffman TOMORROW When it comes to Bill Clinton, columnist Mickey Kaus has this love-hate relationship. His brain tells him Clinton's the one, but his heart says no-no. Midweek Perspectives. ,U4l I 1 INDEX Astrology 20 Business 25 Comics 24 Crosswords.. 19 Editorials 10 Ann Landers. 24 Peter Leo 21 Lottery 8 Body identified as Art Jones Remains found near wrecked home are those of missing car dealer By J. Kenneth Evans Post-Gazette Staff Writer A decomposed body found Saturday in woods in Washington County was identified yesterday as that of Arthur Jones Jr., a car dealership owner who had been missing since Sept. 18, when an explosion leveled his home. An autopsy at the Allegheny County coroner's office revealed that Jones died of a fractured skull that he probably suffered when he fell over a 40-foot cliff about a quarter-mile from his house in Fallowfield, said S. Timothy Warco, Washington County coroner. The nature of the injuries indicates that Jones, 56, died of injuries suffered in the fall, but the examination could not exclude the possibility that he was hit on the head, Warco said. Jones was owner of Bendik-Lancaster Buick in Charleroi and former owner of Art Jones Buick GMC Inc., Pleasant Hills. Dr. D.E. Smith, a dentist who treated Jones, and Dr. Michael N. Sobel, a forensic odontolo-gist and consultant with the Allegheny County coroner's office, used Jones' dental records to identify the body, Warco said. Senate leads full slate in state By Gary Tuma and Frank Reeves Post-Gazette Harrisburg Correspondents HARRISBURG Campaigning in the shadow of the presidential nomination contests, candidates for the U.S. Senate and other statewide offices shook hands and smiled for the cameras yesterday, but had little new to say about the issues as they wrapped up their campaigns before today's primary elections. In addition to selecting Republican and Democratic nominees for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Arlen Specter of Philadelphia, voters will choose candidates for state attorney general, auditor general and treasurer. They will also vote for the first time in remapped districts for the U.S. House of Represen-tatives, the state House of Representatives and for half the seats in the state Senate. President Bush is expected to walk away with the Republican nomination victory over the vestigial opposition of Pat Buchanan. Only slightly less certain are the chances that Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton will score an easy victory over former California Gov. Jerry Brown. The two front-runners for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, 'Lt. Gov. Mark Singel and women's charity executive Lynn Yeakel, began yesterday in Pittsburgh, where they met briefly while greeting rush-hour commuters in Gateway Center. They exchanged a few unpleasantries about negative televisions ads that each has used to attack the other, but then proceeded to spend a fairly uneventful day on the campaign trail. Among Singel's appearances were a stop at a United Steelworkers rally Downtown for Clinton and news conferences at job centers in East Liberty and Philadelphia. He planned to finish up his day in his hometown of Johnstown. He is the endorsed Democratic candidate. Yeakel went from the subway to the Hill District, then returned to Philadelphia, where she planned to stump in a shopping market and shake workers' hands as the shift changed at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Yeakel is from suburban Philadelphia. Allegheny County District Attorney Bob Colville also attended the Clinton rally, then gathered with some of his campaign workers for coffee in the North Hills. He said he planned a quiet dinner at home with his wife last night. Colville has been third in most Eolls behind Singel and Yeakel, but a eavy turnout in Allegheny County, coupled with light turnouts in other parts of the state, would boost his chances. He said various officials had told him that they expected a strong showing among Allegheny County Democrats, while his contacts in Philadelphia had told him that turnout there could be as low as 20 percent. Not only would that help Colville, but it might also help Singel if it cancels out some of the momentum building for Yeakel, who has surged in the polls but is strongest in Philadcl- 5EE CAMPAIGN , PAGE 4 Bill Clinton acts and looks . By David L. Michelmore Post-Gazette Staff Writer Magazine 21 He's not president. He's not even Marriages 18 the Democratic nominee. But when Obituaries 8 Bill Clinton leaves town, two Secret Scoreboard ..17 Service men run beside his car, hold-Sports 13 ing onto the back doors, and others Television 23 race ahead. Want ads 18 It's just like the real thing. Weather 8 And when he crosses the Boule- ! a" Despite extensive searches by police, firefighters and Jones' family, his body went undiscovered until Saturday, when a man described by Warco as an avid outdoorsman spotted it on the cliff. The man thought he saw a turkey about 100 feet up the hill in the wooded area along Old Route 71 in Fallowfield, and went to investigate. When he saw the skeletal remains, he called police. The coroner would not identify the man who found the body. The remains were nude and remnants of clothing were found nearby. Warco defended local firefighters and police, who had searched unsuccessfully behind Jones' house. It would have been difficult to find Jones because of the terrain and foliage, he said. Jones was featured on NBC-TV's "Unsolved Mysteries" show in October. Sam Woncheck, Fallowfield police chief, received tips from all over the country after the show, but none of them provided much useful information. Woncheck said he was surprised that the body was found so close to Jones' home. PRIMARY . DAY '92! Polls throughout the commonwealth will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. State liquor stores and county courts and offices will be closed all day. Bars and clubs may resume liquor and beer sales one hour after the polls close. M County Elections Director Mark Wotosik projects that 50 percent of registered Democrats and 37 percent of registered Republicans will vote today an average turnout. H In addition to nominations for president, voters will encounter a full ballot of state and congressional offices. H Voters also must decide whether they want the state to borrow $350 million for loans to build or improve water supply, storm water and sewage disposal systems statewide. Where Clinton and Brown stand on taxes, health, trade and other issues. Page 4. A Bush dinner will be the largest fund-raiser ever. Page 5. How Hillary Clinton plays to the voters in Beaver County. Page 5. 3 V4rn LL f4 Jerry Brown autographs a jacket vard of the Allies to shake just a few more hands and sign a few more autographs, the agents quickly reposition their vehicles and jostle people back onto the sidewalk. Jerry Brown, the only other candidate still standing in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, doesn't have Secret Service protection. He refused to take it. When he "I don't see it as a criticism of the investigation," he said. "I think the fire department did an excellent search. The family even went out and looked for him, and brought in dogs, and they couldn't find him." Woncheck said the missing person investigation was completed and that his work on the case was finished. Warco said the state police would begin an investigation into whether foul play was involved in Jones' death. In September, state, local and federal authorities said they were certain Jones was not in the house when the explosion reduced it to rubble. Neighbors said they saw him at 7:30 p.m. the evening before the blast, which occurred at 2:36 am Now the authorities theorize that Jones was in the house when a propane heating tank exploded, then walked into the woods in a daze after the blast, Warco said. As he walked in the dark, he fell over a cliff, hitting his head, the coroner said. SEE JONES, PAGE 8 1 - - "4 1 ft r W V . . - ,i.t. 1.1 lx . PI. 1 i Darrell SappPost-Gazette Bill Clinton walks through the crowd on the Boulevard of the Allies yesterday. .4 t I V iff 4?Vtt-C for Harry Damerow of Washington, Pa., like the Democratic nominee departs, he gets into a van or a bus and leaves. Advance teams precede Clinton to every stop. There's a growing retinue of campaign advisers, press spokesmen and, yesterday, two U.S. senators. He's also followed by a small horde of reporters and television crews. Brown's advance teams only some-6 A i f V i X J"- & 1- Joyce MendelsohnPosl-Garette at a town meeting last night. times arrive ahead of the candidate and are never very big. When his motorcade a bus and couple of vans led by a police car arrived in New Kensington last night for a rally at Valley High School, no one knew how to get to the school. The procession waited for 10 minutes SEE CLINTON, PAGE 4 !u mm 'V 1? v T f ' 1 - j ifnirrr nnir-AiTr1 f m li Hanging in there Ex-Capital Larry Murphy scores the go-ahead goal in the second period and Jaromir Jagr and Bob Errey add third-period scores as the Penguins beat Washington, 5-2, staving off elimination in their Patrick Division semifinal series. The Capitals still lead the series, 3-2, with Game 6 scheduled here tomorrow night. Sports, Page 13 iviayor fills top safety posts DiNardo to head department; Buford to lead Police Bureau By Andrew Sheehan and Tom Barnes Ppst-Gazette Staff writers Mayor Masloff changed the Public Safety Department guard yesterday, naming Louis DiNardo as the department director and Earl Buford as police chief. The mayor said the two would be charged with streamlining the department and making its Police Bureau more responsive to community needs, including a stepped-up war on drugs. "The new leadership of our public safety team is in place," Masloff said. "These men bring years of experience and commitment to effective and efficient public safety and law enforcement." DiNardo, 41, and a former deputy safety director, will replace Glenn Cannon, who is stepping down after six years. He earned $69,341 a year. Unlike Cannon, who is a former paramedic and chief of emergency medical services, DiNardo is a civilian and described himself as a career "government manager" without affiliation with the Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Service bureaus. "I'm a civilian. I'm purely a civilian. I have no background in police, fire or EMS," he said. "I'm a government manager, and I don't plan to get SEE SAFETY, PAGE 7 IMF adds former Soviet republics By Donald M. Rothberg Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics won entry yesterday into the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, gaining access to billions in Western aid to help rescue economies shattered by 70 years of communism. Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady said entry in the IMF and World Bank of the nations emerging from the former Soviet Union meant that the international financial organizations "can for the first time be described as truly global." As full members, the former republics will receive more than $6.5 billion in IMF and World Bank loans over the next 12 months. Pledges of additional billions in Western aid are contingent on following economic programs that meet IMF requirements. World Bank President Lewis Preston recalled that 48 years ago, the Soviet Union participated in the conference that created the IMF and the World Bank but then decided not to join. Membership approval added the SEE IMF, PAGE 2

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