Logansport Pharos Tribune, October 11, 1993

Logansport Pharos Tribune

October 11, 1993

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - October 11, 1993, Logansport, Indiana MONDAY October Injuries Emtman Marino out for year TODAY B12 FOUNDED 1844 LOGANSPORT INDIANA VOL 149 NO 243 350 Outside Mild Mostly clear not as cool tonight Low around 40 Clouds rolling in Tuesday High in upper 50s Digest Nobel Prize Phillip A Sharp above of the United States and Richard J Roberts of Britain won the Nobel Prize in medicine today for a genetic discovery that advanced re search on cancer and other diseases Roberts 50 and Sharp 49 were honored for their discovery of split genes Jury Gets Day Off The judge in the Reginald Denny beating case allowed se questered jurors to meet with friends and relatives Sunday to calm their nerves before they returned to stressful delibera tions Superior Court Judge John Ouderkirk announced in court Saturday that the visits would be allowed but he didnt indicate what arrangements would be made The jurors have been staying at a secret hotel when not deliberating Today WIC Shots The Indiana Health Center and Office of Women Infants and Children is offering free routine immu nizations for Cass County chil dren up to 5 years of age The clinic will be held from 10 to fj every Monday at 321 Court Logansport If you have any questions call 7534961 Tomorrow Weekday Supper A fish and tenderloin supper will be held from 5 to 8 at New Waverly United Methodist Church Cost is for adults and for children 12 and younger Beverage and dessert are included in the cost of the meal Index Ad vice B5 Area A3 Classified B6 Faces Lifestyle A4 Nation A7 A6 Records A2 81 State A3 TV A8 Weather A8 World B8 j Associated Press Members of Bravo Company 1st Battalion 87th Infantry board a C5 Galaxy transport plane Sunday at Griff is Air Force Base in Rome The Army unit from Fort Drum is heading to Somalia to bolster forces there Sending Conflicting Signals About Somalia By MARK THOMPSON KnightRidder Newspapers WASHINGTON A full week after at least 15 troops were killed by Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidids forces officials on Sunday sent conflicting signals about whether Aidid should be seized as a war criminal or seen as a key to a peaceful settlement Both Secretary of State Warren Christo pher and Defense Secretary Les Aspin said the United Nations bounty for Ai dids capture still stands despite Aidids call Saturday for a ceasefire in Mo gadishu But Clinton administration officials also said the United States wants to nurture a political settlement for Somalias woes an agreement that most experts believe would require the participation ofAidid and his clan Madeleine Albright the ambas sador to the United Nations was asked to explain the apparent conflict on Face the Nation on CBS Its very important to eep pressure on those that are disrupting he humanitarian Albright said Lugar Backs Clinton On Somalia INDIANAPOLIS AP Sen Richard Lugar says President Clin ton is taking the right course in So malia Lugar also said hes confident that troops will be out of the African country by Clintons March deadline At this point it is important for Americans to come together with bi partisan Lugar the top ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee said Saturday I know that the Senate will use concerted pressure to assure that the forces are out by March if not Lugar said the United States original humanitarian commit ment to Somalia is complete and the mission can now be carried on by other countries who have had time to adjust to that role See LUGAR Page A2 referring to Aidid But Albright then added that its im portant to depersonalize suggesting that it should not be a major objective of policy in Somalia to capture Aidid That didnt help Sen John McCain R Ariz Im more confused than I was before we listened to the McCain said on the same show But the fact is this is a policy that is in incredible McCain a member of the Armed Ser vices Committee wants all troops from Somalia withdrawn as quickly as pos sible I frankly do not understand how you can on the one hand tell this warlord that you want to negotiate with him and at the same time keep a price on his he said See SOMALIA Page A2 World Farm Policies Criticized Food costs rising due to fanners errors government subsidies WASHINGTON AP Farming practices that actually hurt the environment are being encouraged by government sub sidies worldwide even though these mistakes drive up food prices a study says Many governments pay farm ers to kill useful insects force crops from soil that needs a rest or try to grow rice in the desert said the report by the World Re sources Institute All over the world farm policies to date have not encour aged sustainability Quite the op Paul Faeth project di rector said in an interview Farmers in both developed and developing countries are un wittingly using methods that mul tiply the longterm cost of their produce by harming the earth and sometimes endangering humans said the report by the internation al research organization that is fi nanced by grants from govern ments and private sources A farm that is earning for its owner an acre may actually be making only an acre when soil depletion and erosion are taken into consideration it said And a cup of rice may sell for a few cents in the United States India the Philippines and Chile but its real cost could be much higher because of the environ mental damage fanners inflict in producting it according to case studies in the four countries In the four countries studied practices that caused the great est environmental harm get more incentive from the gov ernment while those that get the least money do the least dam Faeth said In India the study found that electrical subsidies encourage excessive use of water for wheat and rice in desert areas of Punjab state With water tables drop ping the real cost of the rice See FARM Page A2 Good Tax News For Farmers WASHINGTON AP Farm workers and rural residents generally wont be hit by the tax hikes passed by Congress earli er this year and will benefit from tax incentives intend ed to boost farm invest ment a government study says Most farmers and rural residents have lowto moderate incomes and therefore will not be hurt by the tax hikes said the report in this months issue of Agricultural an Agriculture Department publication If the goal of bil lion in deficit reduction over five years is reached it said farmers will also profit from lower longterm interest rates A in crease in the federal ex cise tax on gasoline and diesel fuel will have a mini mal impact on farmers be cause farm use of these fuels is exempt from the tax The tax will cause a modest increase in farm ers transportation costs and rural workers com muting expenses Lowincome farm and rural households are likely to benefit the most from the enlargement of the Earned Income Tax Credit the report said See TAXES Page A2 SOX Down 32 Blue Jays rock McDowell again Page 61 Grands Attorney Wants Off Case G Charles Scruggs second lawyer to quit defense of Susan Grund on trial in shooting death of husband PERU Attorney Charles Scruggs has formally asked the Miami Circuit Court to allow him to withdraw from his position as defense attorney for Susan Ann Grund Scruggs of Kokomo said this morning that he would not comment on why he wants to withdraw from the case I really dont think it would be appro priate considering she still has a trial pend he said The motion to withdraw was filed by Scruggs on Friday The motion also states that Mrs Grund was notified of the motion and advised to seek other counsel Mrs Grund 35 is charged with the Aug 3 1992 shooting death of her hus band and former Miami County Prosecutor James H Grund 47 Special Judge John F Surbeck Jr has set a hearing for Wednesday in circuit court to hear Scruggs motion but Scruggs said this morning that he would not be able to attend the hearing because he has a prior court engagement Because of the Columbus Day holiday Surbeck or officials with the circuit court were not available to comment on whether the hearing time and date will be changed Scruggs has represented Mrs Grund since Jan 7 when her first attorney in the case Nick J Thiros Merrillville withdrew from the trial A mistrial was declared in her first trial on Oct 1 A new case is scheduled to begin on March 7 Associated Press The USS Harlan County an amphibi ous loading vessel has been posi tioned on the horizon off the Haitian coast for an extended period ready for rescue duties should personnel on Haiti require protection Lawmakers Concerned About Troops In Haiti WASHINGTON AP The decision to send hundreds of American soldiers to Haiti is drawing concern among some mem bers of Congress who fear it could put troops in harms way in yet another part of the world This is another area where we need to send up a little Sen Sam Nunn D chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday calling Haiti a very hostile environment with people obvi ously killing each The first 185 soldiers of the roughly 700 American troops being sent to Haiti this month to help build roads and clinics and to train the Haitian military was scheduled to land today The troop deployment comes only weeks before the expected return at the end of the month of ousted President JeanBertrand Aristide Nunn who appeared on NBCs Meet the said that although the soldiers are being sent to provide logistical help and training they are nevertheless being placed in harms It could be a very dangerous situation for our said Nunn See HAITI Page A2 Need Extra Cash Try The PharosTribune Classed Ads Call Ext 0 To Place An Ad ;