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   Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - August 24, 1991, Syracuse, New York                               FLYING HIGH: Teen rides in World War II plane, hi BLUE JAYS HANG ON! Toronto keeps one-game lead. -_- _________ SATURDAY HERALD-JOURNAL VOL 115, NO METRO EDITION AUGUST 24, 1991 The Herald Company 30 cents CHt LEO ROTELLO of the SUNY Hearth Science Center writes out prescriptions for JoAnn Hall, RICHARD pftotographer who works on the Wild River log flume ride on the State Fair midway. Infirmary medical staff provides free health care at State Fair By Amber Smith Staff Writer JoAnn Hall of Orlando ran out of her blood pressure medicine Friday. Normally that wouldn't be a problem, but these aren't normal circumstances: her doctor is in Florida and she's in Syracuse working the Wild River at the New York State Fair. "Everyone on the midway says, 'No, no, they aren't going to write you out a prescription.' I said it won't hurt to try." So Hall, 48, visited the Fair infirmary Friday. She left with prescriptions for zyloprim, lopressor, tenoretic and surmontil. And no bill. There's no fee for the doctors, nurses and paramedics staff a seven-bed STATE FAIR, Page A2 CRISI IN THE SOVIET UNION Weary, unshaven and unwashed, a group of bleary-eyed young men huddled around a sputtering bonfire .early today in another all-night yigil to defend the Russian Parliament Building in Moscow. in a good mood, but we're keeping our eyes open in case something suddenly 19-year-old Vasya iPustovalov said. Anarchy filled the air in Moscow. Red paint spattered a bust of Karl Marx near Red Square, and people hacked away at the marble pedestal of a 14-ton statue of hated secret police founder Felix Dzerzhinsky that was toppled Thursday night r Islam Karimov, the president and party leader of republic of Uzbekistan, quit the party's Politburo. President Bush, jubilant over the post-coup shake-up of power in the Kremlin, says the rapid-fire changes in the Soviet Union "all seem to be coming toward democracy and toward reform." "Clearly we are in extraordinary Bush 'declared in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Friday. Moscow mourns its dead; Communists in full retreat AN PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin, right, points at Sovtot President MikhaH Gorbachev curing Gorba- chev's address to the members of the Russian par- liament Friday in Moscow. Party becomes focus of anger after coup fails The Associated Press MOSCOW Tens of thousands of mourners grieved today for three victims of the failed Kremlin coup. Anti-Communists toppled another Soviet hero's statue as anger seethed around the retreating party. In a further humiliation, the Communist Party's mam newspaper, Pravda, failed to publish today for the first time in decades because of a ban by Russian republic President Boris Yeltsin. The events followed a dizzying day of post-coup back- lash that deprived many apparatchiks of power and place in the new Soviet Union. President Mikhail Gorba- chev faced heckling Russian legislators and Yeltsin, who pushed for an assault on the party. Reformers were named to head the KGB and the ministries of defense and interior. Tass, the official Soviet news agency, reported today that Estonia barred the party from its territory and ordered the prosecutor to investigate its "illegal activ- ity." The ban was one more sign of a Baltic republic flexing its independence muscles. Fellow Baltic countries Lat- via and Lithuania had already outlawed the party. Five people died in the three-day coup that ended Wednesday a relatively low death toll considenng the potential for civil war. Three of those killed, including an Afghanistan war veteran, were crushed or shot Wednesday in Moscow confronting Soviet armor trying to smash through a bar- ricade near the Russian Parliament, where Yeltsin was leading the opposition At the funeral today in Manezh Square, Gorbachev awarded the dead the country's highest civil honor, the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. "1 came because this is a symbol of the burial of the Communist said Rosa Klishevich, a 50-year-old economist in the crowd, many of whom carried flowers or candles and wept. "Allow me on my behalf, and for the whole country, for all Russians, to bow low before these young Gorbachev said standing near the three coffins draped with white-red-and-blue Russian flags He said they had given their lives to prevent their country from returning to totalitarianism and a "bloody slaughter." "We say goodbye to our heroes, our defenders, our saviors. Of course, we are not saying goodbye to their SOVIET, A 2 GOOD EVENING Warmer Partly cloudy, cool, low nmr 55, Nyfrt wind toniyht. SumhtM nrixod wlttl taw CtoudS, Mtfi 80-85 Sunday. OMNK A2. Today's B4 A? AS EdHorim Ennrmnnunt A12 LoctfrwM A3 Lottery Nrmwn A2 OWjutrlM A4 HflftQlOft fWVA A 10 Sportt B1 A6 Judge impressed by Bakker The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. Jim Bakker's prison term was more than halved by a federal judge who said he was impressed with the former television evangelist's "remarkable" adjustment to prison life. Bakker, 51, stood before US. District Court Judge Graham Mullen during a resentencing hearing Fri- day morning and begged for forgiveness for bilking his followers. "I ask all that I have hurt to please forgive Bakker said. "I have asked Heavenly God to please forgive me and now I ask this court for human for- giveness." Minutes later, Mullen sentenced Bakker to 18 years and did not restore a fine imposed after Bakker's October 1989 fraud conviction. An appeals court threw out the original 45-year sentence. "I am impressed with the fact that Mr. Bakker has made a remarkable adjustment to Mul- len said. Bakker worked with a hospice, a fund-rais- ing campaign for the United Way and led a stop- smoking class in his two years in prison. Under parole guidelines, Bakker will be eligible for parole in 1995, four years earlier than under his previ- ous sentenrc Neither Bakker, founder of the PTL ministry, nor his family showed emotion when Mullen handed down the sentence. In February, the 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals threw out the 45-year sentence imposed by U.S. Dis- trict Judge Robert Potter. It said Potter made intem- perate remarks during the sentencing when he said Bakker, "had no thought whatever about his victims and those of us who do have a religion are ridiculed as being saps (for) money-grubbing preachers or pnests." JIM BAKKER .arrives for sentencing DELIVERY PROBLEMS? CALL 470-0050   

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