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Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 3, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio Iraqs prime minister orders investigation of conduct of Saddam hanging release of video Iraqi government reports about 12000 civilians killed last year WORLD PAGE Pony Express STAR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3 2007 THE STATE OF YOUR PLATE HOW TO MAKE IT SUPERPOWERED MIMSiDE TODAYS STAR BEACON BEACON NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS COMICS Let the Star Beacon know what you think of ZITS Email your opinions to or mail them to PO Box 2100 Ashtabula OH 440052100 PAGEB5 Power outage hits parts of Ashtabula township Conneaut City Council lays out outline for rental inspection plan PAGEA3 DEATHS BROWN Richard E CONROY Marie R GEORGIA Craig A HEADLEY Patricia HOOVER Reva G HUDDLER Norman E LISTER Jacqueline PAGEA6 INDEX ClassifiedsD4 ComicsB4 B5 CurrentsB1 EntertainmentB3 OpinionA4 PuzzledB6 SportsC1 Sunny Details Page A2 High 49 5 Low 38 Sunrise am Sunset pm SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Mt Carmel Bingo Tonite Happy New Year To have the Star Beacon delivered to your house call 9943242 THE FINAL FAREWELL GERALD R FORD AP Chuck Kennedy Pool FORMER PRESIDENT Gerald Fords casket is carried from the US Capitol en route to a funeral at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington Tuesday Nation honors 38th US president with grand sendoff By CALVIN WOODWARD and JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press GRAND RAPIDS Mich The nation remembered Gerald R Ford on Tuesday for what he didnt have pretensions a scheming agenda a great golf game as much as for the smalltown authenticity he brought to the presidency In an elaborate national funeral service in Washington and then more simply at his final homecoming in Grand Rapids the 38th president was celebrated for treating politics as a calling rather than blood sport The last act of Fords state funeral was playing out at his presidential museum open throughout the night and Wednesday morning for the pub lic to pay final respects Thousands waited in line Tuesday night to file past Fords casket Scouts came forward three by three and saluted by his casket to open 18 hours of visitation before a final church service and Fords hillside burial Wednesday afternoon The marching band from the University of Michigan the school where he played football greeted the See FORD Page D1 Judge sets bond on alleged shooter Joseph A Schmeisser arraigned on a felony charge of attempted murder By SHELLEY TERRY Staff Writer ASHTABULA Police arrested the suspect of a Dec 24 shootout on Nathan Avenue on Sunday according to city police reports Joseph A Schmeisser 24 of Columbus Avenue was arraigned by video Monday morning from his cell in the city jail on a felony charge of attempted murder Capt Gerald Cornelius said Municipal Court Judge Albert Camplese set bond at cash or surety court officials said Schmeissers pretrial is set for pm Jan 18 in Municipal Court Police have been look ing for Schmeisser since the earlymorning hours of Dec 24 when five shots were fired near the intersection of Nathan Avenue and Perryvilie Place police reports show Schmeisser allegedly fired several shots at an Ashtabula man but hit the mans car tires not him according See SHOOTER Page A6 No rest for Bula police over weekend Many New Years revelers involved in fights By SHELLEY TERRY Staff Writer ASHTABULA Three people were booked in the citys jail Sunday and Monday but police say the number doesnt reflect the deluge of calls they received during the holiday weekend We were very busy Capt Gerald Cornelius said There was all kinds of fights No fatal crashes in county during weekend Genevaarea police report sleepy holiday weekend PAGEA2 Police were prepared for the aftereffects of New Years Eve festivi ties monitoring traffic for impaired drivers Cornelius said See POLICE Page A5 Cancer robs victims of at least billion worth of their time By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON The hours spent sitting in doctors waiting rooms in line for the CT scan watching chemotherapy drip into veins Battling cancer steals a lot of time at least billion worth in the first year of treatment alone So says the first study to try to put a price tag to Researchers using fat cells to attack cancer tumors PAGE D3 the time that people spend being treated for 11 of the most common cancers Even more sobering than the economic toll See CANCER Page A6 Only 6 of 75 US cities score high for emergency communications Columbus gets one of highest ratings Cleveland among lowest By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press WASHINGTON Columbus is one of only six of 75 US metro politan areas that won the high est grades for their emergency agencies ability to communicate during a disaster five years after the Sept 11 terrorist attacks according to a federal report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press Cleveland was among the low est ranking areas Besides Columbus a draft por tion of the report to be released Wednesday gives the best ratings to Washington DC San Diego MinneapolisSt Paul Sioux Falls SD and Laramie County Wyo See SCORE Page A5
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