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   Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1990, Chicago, Illinois                               Jordan scores 41 in Bulls' victory Spring He me Show continues 7 Saturday WEATHER Snow on the way Mostly cloudy and with a 40 percent chance of snow and a high in the low 30s. UBURBANNEWS Sewer line OK'd Rolling Meadows approved a sewer line to reduce flooding on south Bluebird Lane but now is considering ways to fund the project Page 3. Loan on tap Arlington Heights is considering loaning about to the Arlington Heights Memorial Li- brary for its new data process- ing system Page 3 Saved by a cough A South African couple saved a puppy from the belly of a py- thon after they heard yelping inside the snake and forced it to cough up the pet Page 8. Skipper to clean up Former Exxon Valdez Capt. Jo- seph Hazelwood was sentenced Friday to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay to Alaska Page 7. Polish leader visits Assorted joined by two Northwest suburban young- formally greeted Polish Prime Minister Tudousz Ma- zowiecki in Chicago Page 3. LEISURE Theater festival Theater buffs will have plenty to do in the next couple of weeks as the Off-Off-Loop the- aters will be strutting their stuff in 16 productions at the Theatre Building Section 2. BUSINESS Accepting bids United Airlines parent UAL Corp said Friday it has dropped provisions of a standstill agree- ment preventing Los Angeles investor Marvin Davis from buying its stock Section 3. Home SHOWCASE It continues a new series from Fox picks up where Francis Ford Coppo- la's 1983 film of the same name left off with three orphaned brothers trying to make their way through the world in mid- 1960s Oklahoma. Boyd JayR Ferguson and Rodney Harvey portray the sibl- ings. Gordon Walek's review is in Section 2. Car repairs help police find Mt. Prospect killing suspect BY VICKI SPEER Daily Herald Stalt Fugitive murder suspect Ray- mond B. Hammerli was jailed Fri- day in Mount Prospect on charges of strangling his ex-wife on Valentine's Day the day she expected to be- come engaged to another man. But after five weeks of eluding au- Hammerli made one last attempt to this time from a Mount Prospect Police Department holding cell Friday afternoon Ham- who was not ap- parently got through a malfunction- ing electronic lock on the cell Mount Prospect Police Officer John Dahlberg said. Police said Hammerli darted through a short hallway and out the with three officers chasing him. Hammerli ran across Maple where police tackled about 150 feet east of the Dahlberg said. Once Ham- merli did not put up a fight. of Arlington is being held without bond in Mount Prospect pending a hear- which could be as early as to- day. The arrest of Hammerli ended IVz months of anxious waiting for the Diane Hammerli family of the murdered Di- ane Hammerli. Raymond Hammerli was traced on Thursday through a phone call to the Days Inn Motel in downstate Champaign where he was registered since Feb. 18 under the alias of Bill police said. In his Arlington Heights home Fri- Diane's John H. Bon- said the arrest is a relief from the anguish of about But evidence that the murder might have been planned magnifies the grief and remorse over not some- how preventing it Bonthron said. Bonthron said a girl who wanted to be happy and wanted everyone to be She was a person who inspired a high- school boyfriend and 200 other people to comfort the family upon hearing of her Bonthron said. Family members say they have no clue as to why someone apparently clubbed her with a hammer and then strangled her to death. don't know why he did but I can't imagine why anyone else would do that to my he said. Mount Prospect police say pro- secutors have two places to start in looking for a the Hammerlis' which became final shortly before the or Diane Ham- merli's impending engagement to Christopher T. formerly of Wheeling. checked that out as a pos- sible but we're not so sure. We're really not Mount Pros- pect Police Chief Ronald W. Pavlock said of the engagement. could have told she could have not told said Cmdr. Michael J. Kruchten. See FUGITIVE on Page 4 Pre-dawn convoy invades Vilnius From Daily Herald news services________ U.S.S.R. An ar- mored column of almost 100 mil- itary vehicles rolled through the center of the Lithuanian capital before dawn Saturday in what apparently was another bid by the Kremlin to further unnerve leaders of the breakaway repub- lic. Nervous Lithuanian legisla- tors passed a resolution transfer- ring power to the senior diplo- mat of independent Lithuania in Washington in case of emergen- and several of them walked about 100 yards from legislative chambers to a highway overpass to watch the column rumble through the city at 4 a.m. U.S. diplomats were ordered out of Lithuania by the Soviet Union earlier the White House as President Bush cautioned the Soviets that using force against the breakaway re- public would be to back- U.S. officials said other for- eign diplomats also had been told to leave the Lithuanian capi- tal. Bush declared that the United States stands with brave men and women of in their struggle for self-determi- nation. in his strongest words yet on the he at- tempt to coerce or intimidate or forcibly intervene against the Lithuanian people is bound to backfire. That is Late in the day the Soviets' Tass news agency said the situa- tion was approaching in all its the sort of language that in the past Amid growing tensions between the Soviet Union and a lone soldier stands guard Friday at a Soviet military base near Lithuania's capital. Associated press Photo has been used to prepare Soviets for major actions. One Lithuanian legislator who talked to paratroopers in the col- umn said he was told the armor was on the move from a city 45 miles northwest of Vil- nius to a military base at Siaures on Vilnius' north side. The convoy moved along the main highway through the heart of Vilnius in the early morning dark without stopping. Only the handful of people on the street at that hour stopped and watched them pass. was absolutely no con- said Julius a spokesman for the Lithuanian legislature's press office. He said he drove to the mili- tary base about 6-9 miles from downtown and saw the column pulling in. Audris a Lithuanian deputy who said he talked to some of the said they told him there were about paratroopers in the column. There were at least 22 tanks and armored personnel carriers and dozens of green military trucks. Palatine files lawsuit to stop postal center BY REBECCA CAHR Daily Herald Staff Writer Palatine filed suit in federal court Friday in a last-ditch effort to stop the U.S. Postal Service from moving ahead with plans to build a huge mail-sorting center on one of the vil- lage's last pieces of commercial property. Represented by the Chicago-based law firm Jenner and Palatine is asking a U.S. District Court judge for a temporary restraining order to block the postal service from award- ing construction bids on March 29. The suit charges the postal service would violate federal law if it builds at the old McDade Co. 1301 E. Northwest Hwy. The suit charges the project would have serious environ- mental impacts on the includ- ing infringement on a federally des- ignated flood plan by about cu- bic yards of the center. But Assistant Postmaster General Stanley W. Smith said the postal ser- vice has not violated any federal laws. The he has been scrutinized for all possible flaws. they they disagree with our de- than the court is the appropri- ate body to make the Smith said Palatine unsuccessfully lobbied the postal service for three years to move the planned center to another location. When that effort the village proposed the postal service move to a less visible and less com- mercially valuable site to the called the Brandt Farm. Doing village officials would prevent the loss of a projected 2 million in property and sales tax that would be generated if the McDade site were developed com- mercially. Village President Rita L. Mullins said Palatine hoped the issue would not have to end up in court. But when the postal service said it would not postpone the project until April 6 a week after it meets with local con- gressional leaders to discuss the is- sue the village had no she said. have always maintained that when negotiations litigation would be our only other Mullins said. when they stopped listening to viable we had no other Raymond accused of killing his is brought to the Mount Prospect police station Friday after eluding for five WeekS. Dally Herald Photo 'John Konstantaras Denis quickly find Dunne GOP not so lucky BY DAVE MCKINNEY and LAURA JANOTA Daily Herald Stall Writers For the Cook County the leadership picture came clearly into focus Friday. But for county Re- it remained as fuzzy as it has been for the past six weeks. Democratic Chairman George W. Dunne announced he will step down from his post next and coun- ty Assessor Thomas Hynes immedi- ately moved forward as the heir ap- parent. But on the Republican em- battled party Chairman James Dvo- rak says he still may run for another term while his critics within the par- ty continue to look for alternatives. In both committeemen are to meet April 2 to elect county chairmen. Schaumburg Township GOP Com- mitteeman Donald L. Totten said an acceptable replacement for Dvorak has been but he refused to identify that person It appeared un- that it would be Gov. James whose name Totten had floated earlier this week as a possibility. Totten said the Thompson sugges- tion had been floated merely to gen- erate renewed interest in the posi- tion. Dunne's move had been predicted by several party officials after he chose last November not to run again for county board president. He was party chairman from 1976 to 1982 and again from 1987 to now. His departure follows a difficult primary season in which the orgam- See POLITICS on Page 4 back to the Neal Anderson NFL's highest paid running back at million over 4 years. Fourth In NFL in rushing with yards Led Bears with 50 receptions and 15 touchdowns. Selected to Pio Bowl for second straight year. Complete story In Sports Contras agree to immediately begin process of disbanding Associated Press Honduras The Contra rebels agreed Friday to begin immediate disbanding of their forces in Honduras and said they would be home in Nicaragua by April five days before a new civilian govern- ment is to take office. Nicaraguan Resistance be- gins its return to Nicaragua rebel negotiator Oscar head of Contra psychological opera- told a news conference. process will culminate on April 20 with the goal of reincorporating its members into the civilian The announcement came after seven hours of talks with Cardinal Miguel Obando y the arch- bishop of and representa- tives of President-elect Violeta Bar- rios de Chamorro. A communique -ssued at the end of the talks said the U.S.-backed rebels agreed to demobilize the fighters in Hondui an base camps be- cause the Feb. 2E. general elections had process of demo- in Nicaragua. Mrs. Chamon o's pro-American coalition defeated the leftist Sandinistas in the election. It said the guerrillas inside Nicaragua would move into security zones supervised by Obando y Bravo and the United which has observer and demobilization mis- sions in the region. The rebels called for an immedi- ate cease-fire between the Sandinis- ta armed forces and the Contras to be supervised by the United Nations and Obando y Bravo. trust in Obando y Bravo's moral Sovalbarro said.   

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