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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - July 22, 1993, Logansport, Indiana THURSDAY July Bald By Choice Baring it all TODAY IN A4 CubS Top Reds Chicago has won six of last seven Page B1 Outside Clouding 30 chance of showers tonight Low in mid 60s Cloudy chance of showers Friday High in low 80s Digest National Guard training accident Soldiers Killed Three National Guardsmen killed by machinegun fire from an armored vehicle during a night training exercise may have been mistaken for popup tar gets Sgt Raul Cardenas 27 an assistant manager at a fast food restaurant Spc Daniel F Benitez 27 and Spc Jose C Ramos 42 a shipping clerk were killed early Wednesday during a simulated attack Glacier Rescue The aunt of Indiana congressman Tim Roemer was among five people rescued off Ruth Glaci er on Mount McKinley after a small plane made a crash landing the National Park Ser vice said Shirley Roemer 63 of South Bend was not serious ly injured in the crash said Michelle press assis tant to the Indiana Democrat Today Ice Cream e Lewis Cass Band Boosters will hold their annual ice cream social at 7 Thursday in the south parking lot of Lewis Cass Admission is free Tomorrow Bloodmobile The American Red Cross Blood mobile will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall 1007 17th on Friday from 10 to 4 The visit is sponsored by the Rotary Club and the goal is 75 units of blood Donors will be accepted on a first come firstserved basis Free Concert The Winamacbased band Dou ble Dose will perform a free concert at 8 Friday in the Winamac Town Park Index A2 Sports Weather World Advice Business A8 Classified B6 Lifestyle A7 19 Arrested In Carroll Drug Raids Most arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia The Arrested By JOHN CHASE PharosTribune Regional Reporter DELPHI For the small Delphi Police Department this was big The department with only eight officers needed help this morning They got it and they got 19 alleged drug dealers and users living in the Delphi area in the process With the help of the Indiana State Police the Carroll County Sheriffs Department and other law enforcement agencies 30 law enforcement agents arrested the 19 It was the result of a yearlong investigation Were a small police department with only eight said Delphi Police Chief Larry A ves Without the assis tance of the other police agencies we couldnt have gotten this Ives explained that during the yearlong investigation one Delphi officer worked undercover but that the other seven also re ceived helpful information He said the un dercover officer made 10 to 15 drug buys costing a little less that After having gathered enough informa tion the Delphi police made their move to day The raids began at Although 19 were arrested Ives said the in vestigation of 11 other suspects will continue Carroll County Sheriff Lee Hoard said todays arrests were more than just a signal to those arrested it was a sign for all The drug traffic we have in this county is no different than any other area We have the same problems but everything is on a smaller he said This will help people under stand that these same problems exist See RAID Page A2 Mark Alderman 20 Delphi arrested on charges of maintaining a com mon nuisance two counts of conspiracy to deal two counts marijuana and conspiracy to deal marijuana Romney Soper 22 Delphi arrested on charges of conspiracy to deal a schedule III substance dealing a schedule III substance maintaining a common nuisance and two counts of dealing marijuana Terry Alley 22 Lafayette arrested on charges of dealing marijuana and visiting a common nuisance Bruce Gipson 34 Delphi arrested on charges of maintaining a com mon nuisance two counts of dealing marijua na and two counts of possession of marijuana Telena Birden 25 Delphi arrested on charges of maintaining a com mon nuisance and possession of marijuana Michael Springer 21 Brookston arrested on charges of possession of mari juana and possession of paraphernalia See ARREST Page A2 I feel like Ive been given a second I dont wake up every morning and say What a mat day Gee Im happy to be but I take things for granted Steve Van Der Aa April A Real Trooper After a 5year detour Steve Van DerAa is back on the state police force By DIANE ROBINSON PharosTribune Assistant Editor WINAMAC Theres an old Joni Mitchell song with a phrase that describes it best Dont it always seem to go you dont know what you got til its In 1987 Steve Van Der Aa was an Indi ana State Trooper living an idyllic life with his wife and two sons spending his days at the police academy teaching recruits the finer points of discipline and respect Then Van Der Aa now 38 was diag nosed with an advanced case of testicular cancer that had begun the upward progres sion into his lungs Cancer took his health his hope and al most his life He lost his energy his enthusi asm and ultimately his job He watched his physical strength dissipate under the heal ing agents of chemotherapy and remem bers weakening tiring and wanting to die Sometimes you do what you want to do But other times you do what you have to do He fought for his life He won He battled bureaucracy for his job He lost After Van Der Aas bout with cancer a wellness program instituted by the Indiana State Police proved an obstacle too tough for his battlescarred lung tissue to beat He passed five out of six sections of the test but the treadmill proved his nemesis He was told his scores were too low for him to be accepted back and was suspend ed from the force In 1992 he decided it was time to try again Im a strong believer in positive mental says Van Der Aa who after four seasons as Winamacs head wrestling coach knows of what he speaks Its what Arnold Steve Van Der Aa rejoined the Indiana State Police Force in September 1992 After treatment for cancer he was suspended from the force in 1988 I tell the kidsGo out and do your best and cant be upset because thats all there is I if you dont win and youve done your best had an attitude that I would go down there you dont have anything to worry about QQGrnnflPPR Panp A If you do your best and you lose you See TROOPER Page A2 Arson Fire Destroys House On Cicott Street Fire finished off a job it started last win ter at 427 S Cicott St A blaze reported on the emergency 9111 system at at 427 S Cicott is believed to have been set The house is owned by Ranee Nethercutt The family had moved from the house last winter when the upstairs of the struc ture was extensively damaged by fire There was still electricity to the home fire fighters said Flames were pouring from the structure when firefighters arrived The building is considered a total loss according to Assistant Fire Chief Bob McMinn Houses on each side of the Nethercutt house also sustained some heat damage Smoking Ban For All Public Places Sought Q Top officials take aim at secondi hand smoke By WILLIAM E GIBSON Fort Lauderdale SunSentinel WASHINGTON Smoking should be banned in restaurants offices schools and any building where the general public draws a breath Rep Henry Waxman said on Wednesday EPA Administrator Carol Browner had some further advice If you must smoke quit doing it at home in a car around chil dren or anywhere indoors In fact they said the only suitable place for smokers is outdoors away from crowds and doorways unless smokers can find secluded rooms with their own ventillation systems The two officials took steps on Wednesday See SMOKE Page A2 Heavy Rain New Flooding In Soggy Midwest By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer Strong thunderstorms in southeastern Nebraska pushed the Big Nemaha River up 11 feet and caused new flooding this morn ing and heavy rain gave other parts of the Midwest no respite from the flood threat Flooding also hit central North Dakota today while under leaden rainy skies downtown Des Moines Iowa slowly returned to business for the first time since flooding knocked out the citys water sys tem 12 days ago More flood warnings were in effect today in northwestern Missouri eastern and north ern Kansas and northeastern Montana Thunderstorms were expected throughout much of Iowa The Midwest floods began more than 1 months ago and additional heavy rains would increase the threat to hundreds of miles of levees Engineers are afraid that the flood walls still standing mushy from long exposure to high surging water will disintegrate even long after rivers begin falling We just have to be very said Joe Schwenk of the Army Corp of Engineers in St Louis We are going to have another crest com ing said Larry Crump Corps spokesman at Kansas City along the Missouri River I when it is going to come but it is a pattern that has See FLOOD Page A2 Red Cross For Pets Q Woman sets up shop amid Missouri floods By KRISTIN HUCKSHORN KnightRidder Newspapers ST CHARLES Like Noah when floodwaters began enveloping the Midwest Terri Grisp thought to save the A fawn on Sunday A skinny pig Monday A sweet mutt Tuesday pulled out of the river with nicks on its face from floating debris and promptly named Not twobytwo but by the tens and twenties and hundreds Crisp has spent 15 hours a dayfor the past week coordinating therescueof these animals from the flood I truly believe this is what I was put on this earth to Crisp said She is a onewoman Red Cross for pets a mother of three from Santa See PETS Page A2