Kokomo Tribune, May 8, 1994

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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Happy Mothers Pages A3 B1 Vol 143 No 245 Sunday May Troops move Foreigners leave Yemen ADEN Yemen AP Guns boomed east of Aden on Saturday as northern troops advanced on the southern stronghold on the third day of civil war Foreigners terrorized by the escalating blood shed fled Aden and the capital Sana The northerners have been try ing to cut off access to vital oil fields and installations controlled by the southerners Yemen produces about barrels of oil a day a third of it processed at the Aden refinery for domestic use Oil is the economic lifeline of the nation home to 12 million people at the southern cor ner of the Arabian Peninsula Conservative North Yemen merged with socialist South Yemen in May 1990 to form the Arab worlds youngest republic But the armed forces were never integrated and the union was not really implemented The country began edging toward civil war in August and fullscale fighting broke out Thursday The southern leadership declared a general mobilization Saturday in a sign it was muster ing all forces to defend Aden It claimed southern forces van quished a northern brigade at Lahij just 20 miles north of Aden The Embassy in Sana advisedall Americans to leave Yemen and 360 were evacuated from Sana to Riyadh Saudi Ara bia aboard four military transport planes Ihsjde Business markets Classified ads DearAbby 1 D5 Entertainment Local A26 Nation News of Obituaries A10 Opinion A9 A B8 World A78 i Rescue personnel work to free three occupants of a car involved in a Saturday collision near the intersection of Smith and Davis roads Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Teens seriously injured in wreck By TRISHA TURNER Tribune staff writer Seven people were injured two seriously Saturday after noon in a twovehicle1 accidierit northwest of Kokomo Two Kokomo teens were 1eing treated for head injuries and bro ken bones in the Methodist Hos pital intensive care unit in Indi anapolis Saturday night Another Kokomo teen and four members of a Fort Wayne family were treated at Saint Joseph Hos pital Health Center and released Darci L Bevington 17 1829 Timber Ridge Court and Adam Clark age unavailable 2700 N Washington St Lot 184 serious condition at Methodist at 9 according to a nursing administrator Bevington a Western High School student was first taken to Saint Joseph for head injuries a Kokomo High School a fractured pelvis and femurand severe head injuries and was transported first to Howard Community Hospital Northwestern High School student Gary M Robertson 17 3848 N Road 475 West sustained head lacerations in the crash Receiving cuts ancj bruises were Mark A 38 11116 Lantern Lane Fort and his children 7 All were tredfecf released from Saint Joseph Just after Bevington drove a red 1988 Chevrolet Cava lier westbound on Smith Road and according to witnesses slowed but failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection with Davis Road said Deputy Jerry Jumper of Howard County Sher iff Department A green 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven south bound by Renshaw on Davis Road was unable to stop to avoid hitting the Cavalier Clark was riding in the right front of the Cavalier which the Jeep struck sending the car 130 feet into a field southwest of the intersection Jumper said The three occupants of the Cav alier including Robertson were pinned into that car To free the teens rescue workers used extracting equipment to remove the cars root and a right passen ger door according to a Kokomo Fire Department report The Renshaws wore safety belts and were protected by air bags in the Jeep Jumper said The deputy was unable to say if anyone in the Cavalier wore assafety belt Both vehicles were totalled On the scene were Workers from the sheriff department Howard Community and Saint Joseph ambulance services and Galve ston and Kokomo fire depart ments Second Christian radio station coming to area By DAVE PHILLIPS Tribune staff writer Another Christian radio voice is coming to Kokomos airwaves Christian Friends Broadcasting Corp a joint effort of Elkhart based Progressive Broadcasting Inc and Ladd of Peru has received FCC permission to build a radio broadcast tower near Wal ton in Cass County Christian Friends applied for the Federal Communications Com mission license in early 1993 Ladd manages several thousand acres of farmland in Miami Coun ty east of Peru For 15 years Progressive has operated WFRN a Christian radio station Christian Friends planned sta tion is another Christian radio to serve central Indiana No call let ters have been selected WIWC a Kokomobased Christian radio station owned by the Moody Bible Institute went on the air in Sep tember Christian Friends officials believe the station on the FM dial will counter WIWCs educational and outreach format rather than compete directly We will complement each said Edwin Moore gener al manager of WFRN and presi dent of Christian look for a younger audience than they seek so well be stylistically and demographically Moore said the sta tion will provide contemporary Christian music for Kokomo Wabash Logansport and Peru Though research is still being conducted to determine the sta tions principle programming Moore said the station will target a younger audience with mostly music Im sure we will have a live localoriented morning drive said Moore a 30year vet eran of the radio industry Our music format will be aimed at the 2550 age Moody tends to target the 45 and older age group Moore said start up costs will total an estimated The group hopes to be on the air by Spring 1995 WIWC a nonprofit station relies on donations to cover oper ating costs The station broadcasts a variety of Christian program ming via satellite from Moodys Chicago operations including news and tips on managing money Moody produces more Christian programming than any Christian organization in the Unit ed States We will do some modest fund raising to support initial capital said Moore But we re a commercial station and we want to operate it on its own without drawing upon These men have filed a claim for damages in which they charge personal ailments were caused by radiation exposure they received while picking up hydrogen bomb fragments Widow blames husbands death on radiation QrlssomAFB Protect Crested Ice the cleanup Richard Sciaraffa Greg Maas and Frank Felinski were dispatched to Thule Greenland to remove debris from the crash site of a B52 which had been on a routine Arctic patrol Four thermonuclear weapons were destroyed In the Jan crash Richard H Sciaraffa Age 48 Address Kokomo Job Delco group leader Suffers from blurred vision rashes sterility had kidney problems Greg Maas Age 51 Address Park Forest III Job Autobody repair Frank Felinski Age 47 Address Tinley Park III Job auditor photographer Suffers from cancer kidney problems tumors rash chrorjic fatigue Suffers from sterility kidney stones liver problems rashes KT graphlg by J David McChesney By KEVIN MARONEY Tribune assistant local area editor Ole Markussen told his wife Sally Schnell he thought some thing was wrong terribly wrong The Dane was right His hunch was the beginning of 11 years of which ended in his death in 1991 she said I nursed my husband like a baby He couldnt do anything for Schnell said in a tele phone interview I made a promise that Id take care of him and let him die at home and I was able to do that He had a peaceful death and that Im very Physicians said Markussen 53 died from a hole in his stomach But Sally Schnell who has taken back her maiden name says she knows better She blames the deaths of her husband and hun dreds of others on radiation expo sure 26 years ago near Thule she said At that time Greenland was a province of Den mark After he died I was getting angry at him I used up all of my feelings over the Schnell said I was finding I was in a chair and couldnt cry My only connection was to Markussens exposure to tion Schnell said came after Jan 21 1968 In that year a B52 bomber carrying four unarmed hydrogen bombs crashed on the ice of North Star Bay about seven miles from a runway at Thule Air Base in Greenland Six crewmen parachuted to safety and one died The bomber was on routine patrol over the Arctic region dur ing the Cold War Crewman were ready to drop retaliatory strikes if the Russians launched a ther monuclear attack on the United States After the wreck Danish and scientists determined that radioactive plutonium from the hydrogen bombs contaminated parts of the ice cap The invisible particles of radiation can damage or kill body cells and can cause cancers genetic damage or death Department of Defense offi cials however reported in a 1970 government publication that sci Please see Widow PA10 ;

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