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   Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - April 27, 1998, Logansport, Indiana                                Your Community Newspaper Since 1844 LOGANSPORT INDIANA 500 Newsmakers Spike Lee says he had to use real athletes in latest movie PageAlO Briefly Police Raid Drinking Party Arrest 7 Seven young adults were arrested early Sunday morning when city police raided an underage drinking party in the 1300 block of East Broadway Arrested on a charge of minor con sumption were Ryan R Reutebuch 18 1760E 300N Michael J Wallace Shultz and James R Hulsey Spear St The other four arrested were juveniles Authorities received information of an underage drinking party at 1300 E Broadway that was being planned for afterprom A note with directions to the party was passed around Logansport High School according to police Officers ran surveillance of the apart ment from 11 Saturday to Sunday Approximately 20 people who appeared to be under 21 were observed going into the residence police said When some partygoers left the resi dence police detected the smell of alcohol on them and they were given tests accord ing to a police report Authorities were later allowed inside the apartment where they arrested the seven individuals on alcoholrelated charges Approximately 30 bottles of beer were destroyed by authorities Standoff At Ends 1 Gunman Dead NEW BEDFORD Mass AP A standoff that began with an apparent botched robbery at a McDonalds restau rant ended today when 13 people were freed by a SWAT team and two others were found safe in New York City No customers or workers were injured But a masked gunman was found dead in the back of the restaurant from a gunshot he might have received from police Police Chief Arthur Kelly said A second gunman was being sought He had fled in a car with two female hostages The women ages 23 and 20 were left in a New York City motel room bound and gagged but managed to free themselves and call for help according to New York police One of them was a McDonalds employee Police were called to the restaurant in this city 60 miles south of Boston after a report of two suspicious men at about 9 As officers tried to talk to them the men shot at them and police fired back As cus tomers and police ran out the one gunman fled in a car with the two women Waiter With Ford Nabbed With Pistol NEW YORK AP It was a dinner to remember for former President Ford A waiter with a loaded pistol was grabbed by Secret Service agents at a restau rant where Ford was dining Sunday night No threat was made and no one was injured Rama Djongalaj 38 of New York was carrying the loaded 38caliber pistol police spokesman Robert Samuel said No attempt was made on the former presidents Samuel said The Secret Service had information that a waiter was carrying a loaded Samuel said Djongalaj was carrying the unlicensed gun because he was dis traught about another matter but could not provide any details Colts MiniCamp First round draft pick Payton Manning reluctant to go home to Tennessee PageB Election Coverage Carroll County primary races previewed Page A2 A5 A9 Hospitality House Is A Placeib Cafl Home 4 House on Logansport State Hospital grqunds open soon to visiting families of patients By ARLENE KITTLE PharosTribune Staff Writer Many family members of Logansport State Hospital patients live a long way from Logansport Sometimes the families have to drive five six hours to get said Jerilyn Smith a registered nurse and director of the hospitals Dodds Treatment Center And thats quite a Consequently they dont visit often A new program aims to change that Hospitality House will offer families a free place to stay while they visit patients Hospitality House is designed to reestab lish a connection between patients and their to build that network of support said Director of Nursing Robert Cosgray who with Smith served on the committee working to launch the effort Other committee members are Terry Schrock Patty Wagner Alicia Meacham and Ron Bennett The yettobeopened facility will benefit both patients and their families patients will get to see their family members and families will get a free place to stay Though its not ready for use yet organiz ers are shooting for a midMay opening Smith said An open house was held Thursday after noon to give visitors a sneak preview of the accommodations There are three bedrooms a full and half bathroom living room kitchen stocked with pots and pans though visitors will have to supply their own groceries Theres also a game room filled with games and toys to keep visiting children occupied Families will be able to stay for three to four days Holidays and weekends are possible uses as is when a patient is suffering an extended illness she said Committee members got the idea from the state hospital in Richmond There were some patients there dying of cancer and a vacant house was opened as a hospice And it Smith said adding that Richmond now has two hospitality houses Since Hospitality House is one of several unoccupied homes on LSH grpunds If this really takes off and does well we can add Linda Paul Wright Patty Wagner and Terry Schrock L tp R visit the tality House during a recent open house Gary Hospi Logansport AfterProm And The Race Is On Above The afterprom activities at Logansport High School in cluded 20 different attractions that students could take part in Here Tiffany Ott L and Heidi VanZee makelhejr way through the team challenge inflatable obstacle course Left fed Burl watches as Becky Eshelman and Rhett Miller try to get as close as possible to the end of the bungee run and place their bean bags on the red Velcro strip Becky was getting pulled back by the bungee as she tried to throw her bean bag Photos by Arnold Gas Prices On Rise After Honeymoon LOS ANGELES AP Gasoline prices are still on the rise Since prices hit rockbottom in March the average price of gas has steadily gone up including more than a penny per gallon in the past two weeks an industry analyst said Sunday The average for all grades is f Trilby Lundberg publisher of the nation al Lundberg Survey said there are still bar gains Atlanta areas cents per gallon average for selfserve regular unleaded was one of the best deals Other cities with regular unleaded self serve still bjelow per gallon include Tulsa Little Rock Newark Houston and Dallas The surveyof prices for the twoweek period ending Friday at service sta tions in the United States showed a weight ed average of all grades self serve and full serve gone up cents from April 10 i Pump prices fell about 25 cents per gal lon between September and early March The low point for the weighted average was March 20 the lowest price since 1920 when adjusted for inflation The new survey showed dealers are sacri ficing profit margin to compete for sales Lundberg said Pumpprices are expected to climb during the spring and summer travel period Oil production has been cut in an effort to bring up crude oil At selfservice pumps regular gas was 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