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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 23, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 230 Kokomo Ind Saturday April Richard Nixon dead at 81 NEW YORK AP Richard Nixon died Friday four days after suffering a stroke that had left him in a deep coma He was 81 The former president died at at New York Hospital said spokeswoman Myrna Man ners His family was with she said Reporters gathered outside the Manhattan hospital learned the news about hours after his death in a twosentence news release Soon after the news was announced the flag was lowered to halfstaff over the White House The body had been removed from the hospital by the time the death as announced All three networks interrupted regular programming to Related story Friends and foes remember Richard Nixon Page A10 announce the death and present highlights of his career The news drew expressions of sorrow from political friends and foes President Clinton called a news conference in the Rose Garden to make the formal announcement I was deeply grateful to Presi dent Nixon for his wise counsel on many Clinton said Our relationship continued to be warm and constructive He went out of his way to give me his best To Nancy and I he was a cher ished friend and brilliant coun former President Reagan said from Los Angeles Richard Nixon understood the world He understood politics power and the fragile yet undeniable force of history There is no question that the legacy of this complicated and fascinating man will continue to guide the forces of democracy for Services were scheduled for Wednesday at the Richard M Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda Calif A private interment will follow at the library near the grave of his wife Pat who died last year Nixon was brought to the hospi tal after suffering the stroke Mon day night at his Park Ridge home His daughters Julie Eisenhower and Tricia Cox were at his side as his condition deteriorated He was partly paralyzed on the right sides and unable to speak even before he slipped into the coma Thursday In the hours after the stroke doctors said Nixon was out of grave danger alert and in good spirits He was moved out of intensive care briefly Tuesday but returned two hours later when doctors discovered a swelling of the brain Doctors sometimes try to reduce brain swelling after a stroke by using a respirator to speed up breaming faixon was not put on a respirator He had left a living will and several news organiza tions reported that it included instructions that he not be resusci tated Nixons stroke apparently was the result of a blood clot that formed in his heart and moved to the brains middle cerebral artery The blockage deprived this crucial cranial region or oxygen damag ing some brain tissue and causing the swelling During his hospitalization the Rev Billy Graham an old friend stopped by to visit his daughters Foreign leaders sent letters of encouragement including Russ ian President Boris Yeltsin whose telegram said I hope you recov er and return to the rough and tumble of political Richard M Nixon Semi overturns Fred Siefring shows his frustration Friday after the semitrac tortrailer he was driving overturned on Apperson Way Siefring was eastbound on East Vaile Avenue around 1 when he attempted to turn south on Apperson Way The pounds of reinforced steel he was hauling shifted to one side and overturned the truck Two large wreckers from Martin Wrecker Services Inc and Merritts Truck and Auto Repair were called to turn the truck back over No injuries were reported Tribune photo by Brian Bosnian Serbs OK ceasefire BRUSSELS Belgium AP Prodded by President Clinton NATO warned the Bosnian Serbs on Friday that they will face air strikes unless they immediately halt their attack on Gorazde Ambassador Robert Hunter said the alliances warplanes could attack as soon as Friday night if the demand was ignored NATO also told the Serbs to pull back from the towns center this weekend or face air strikes Late Friday the Bosnian Serbs agreed to a ceasefire around the safe haven begin ning at noon 5 EST today said Yasushi Akashi the senior official in former Yugoslavia after talks with Serb leaders in Belgrade There was hope that the truce could bring peace to the enclave where more than 500 people have died in a threeweek offensive When faced with a similar threat regarding Sarajevo the Serbs negotiated a ceasefire agreement for the capital that has generally held It was not immediately known whether shelling at Gorazde had diminished following the cease fire agreement Shelling persisted all day Fridays decisions reached after 10 hours of deliberations will draw the North Atlantic Treaty Organization more deeply into the 2yearold war that has left more than dead or missing The allies also warned the Serbs that any shelling of four other safe areas could draw air raids with imme diate Along with Sarajevo the safe areas are Bihac Srebrenica Tuzla and Zepa Nobody should doubt the resolve of this alliance to protect Gorazde ftom Manfred Woerner NATO secretarygeneral said in announcing the warning After the ceasefire was announced Woerner said I hope the Bosnian Serbs have finally got the message to renounce further shelling and attacks especially on innocent He added that NATO and the United Nations will begin making plans for military strikes if the ceasefire does not hold Foreign Minister Alain Juppe of France said earlier over French TV that the Serbs must stop the aggression stop the bombing stop the killing and sit around the negotiating The alliance said pilots would be authorized to bomb any mili tary targets within miles of the eastern town Five face drug charges Suspect accused in making addictive stimulants State and federal authorities arrested four Miami County peo ple and a St Joseph County man this week on drugmanufacturing charges Indictments against the five peo ple were returned April 8 by a federal grand jury in South Bend The indictments were kept sealed until the arrests were made Attorney Jon E DeGuilio said Fri day in a press release The five were each charged in connection with manufacturing methcathinone or The drug is a highly addictive stimulant often made in clandestine labs Authorities said the manufac turing of cat has been a problem in Miami County The following people were arrested on drugrelated charges according to the release Richard Joe Mosley 39 116 Maple Bunker Hill He was arrested Wednesday on three charges conspiracy to manufac ture methcathinone manufactur ing methcathinone and possession of ephedrfne with the intent to manufacture methcathinone If convicted Mosley could spend 50 years in prison and pay up to a million fine Tina M Francis 35 651 Mon roe Peru She was arrested Thursday on two charges con spiracy to manufacture methcathi none and possession of ephedrine with the intent to manufacture methcathinone If convicted Francis could spend 30 years in prison and could pay up to a million fine Robert N Winnie 37 651 Monroe Peru He was arrested Thursday and was charged with one count of conspiracy to manu facture methcathinone Winnie could spend 20 years in prison and pay a possible mil lion fine Robert S Hawkins 23 Peru 3 He was also arrested on Thursday on two charges of distri bution of methcathinone and could face up to 40year term and a possible million fine Greeley M Wright 34 1106 Ohio Walkerton He was arrested Tuesday on two charges conspiracy to manufacture meth cathinone from January to Sep tember of last year and for the use of a telephone to commit a drug felony If convicted Wright could spend up to 24 years in prison and could pay a possible million fine Methcathinone known on the street as is a relatively new drug which made its first appear ance in Indiana in 1992 Authori ties believed the spread of the new drug in the Midwest is due to the ease of which the drug is made During a lengthy investigation eight labs used to manufacture the drug were discovered including three during the execution of the arrest warrants Authorities did not say where the labs were found According to Siders the 1994 Indiana General Assembly has now added methcathinone to its list of controlled substances Until last month Indiana did not have a law dealing with meth cathinone which prompted the request for federal assistance Inside todays Kokomo Tribune Classified Local News of World Former UAW president Douglas Fraser former president of the Unit ed Auto Workers Union speaks Friday on foreign trade and the automobile industry at the Hoosier Heartland New Relationships with Our a conference focusing on international affairs The conference at Indiana University Kokomo is a forerunner to the IUK International Day Festival which begins today The festival in the Kelley Stu dent Center is a chance for people to learn about the different cultures around the world Tribune photo by Tim
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