Monessen Valley Independent, June 28, 1993, Page 2

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June 28, 1993

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Valley Independent, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1993, Monessen, Pennsylvania June 199J QUICK READ. The Valley Independent Photo by The Associated Press FAVORITE SPOT Lan Mahieu of does not let flood waters of the Mississippi River deter him from fishing in his favorite spot along the Ben Butterworth Parkway in Moline Sunday. Mahieu is sitting in a lawn chair where the river normally ends. The Mississippi River stood at 17 3 two feet over flood stage Sunday. News of the Nation Despite apparent sheik free NEW YORK The federal government says it has its reasons for not ar- resting Sheik Omar Abdel- despite reports he inspired and influenced a plot to blow up parts of the city Federal authorities are in- vestigating the blind cleric's connection to eight men ac- cused of plotting a massive bomb attack m New York. two of his followers are accused of bombing the World Trade authorities say The New York Times reported today that the Clin- ton administration decided not to arrest the sheik even though federal authorities in New York concluded he knew details of the plot to detonate four bombs in the city Thousands march in gay parades By The Associated Press Loud and hundreds of thousands of flamboyant marchers boogied and swag- gered in gay pride parades around the drawing gasping spectators In New York orgattizers of the parade celebrating the birth of the modern gay movement claimed marchers for the event Sunday and another people watching along the parade route. In San an estimated people mar- ched in the city's Lesbian and Gay Freedom Day the nation's biggest gay celebration. Other gay-pride parades were held in Los Angeles and Seattle. AIDS Epidemic rages WASHINGTON The National Commission on AIDS ended its work today on the same note it hit when it started four years The country is doing a terrible job of dealing with the epidemic. More people will be in- more will a cure is to and a vaccine for general use in humans is at least five to 10 years the commission said in its final report. is a sometimes angry report tinged with sadness and said an introduction to the report by Dr. June the commission's and Dr David the vice chairman. Workers feel spur over base closings WASHINGTON Taxpayers would save billions of dollars from a federal commission's recom- mendations to shut or cut dozens of military but thousands of residents losing jobs from coast to coast hard- ly feel like winners. The bay area of San Fran- a Northern Virginia of- fice complex near the Pen- portions of upstate New York and were among those devastated Sunday by recom- mendations of the Defense Base Closure and Realign- ment Commission as it wrap- ped up five days of deliberations. Other areas had taken their hits earlier in a cleaving pro- cess that started last Wednesday. News of the World Muslim-led troops fight Croats Bosnia- Herzegovina led government troops battl- ed a joint onslaught of Bos- nian Serbs and formerly bitter'enemies who now are discussing how to divide most of the country between them. Fierce fighting Sunday centered around Zepce and Zavidoyici three towns about 50 miles north of Sarajevo that central roads to Zenica and Muslim strongholds in central and northeast Bosnia. Government-run Sarajevo radio said troops defending Maglaj were fighting off an onslaught by Bosnian Serb and allied Croat forces and that casualties were high. No details were available. Armed extremists end apartheid talks South Africa Police said to- day they have arrested four rightists after hundreds of heavily armed white ex- tremists stormed high-level talks on ending apartheid. Police Mai. Ruben Bloomberg would give no details on those arrested late saying au'.liorities were still considering what charges to press. White extremists set off a political storm Friday when they stormed and occupied the negotiating center where the government and most of South Africa's political par- ties are negotiating a new constitution. Photo by The Anociainl Prm ALL THAT'S LEFT Survivors and rescue workers walk amidst the rubble left by an attack by U.S. cruise missiles in Baghdad Sunday. President Clinton called Saturday's raid a successful reprisal for an alleged assassination plot against George Bush. Monday's Newsmakers Today's birthdays Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 67. Budget director Leon Panetta is 55. President Clinton's chief economic Laura D'Andrea is 46. Ac- tress Kathy Bates is 45. Football player John Elway is 33. Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 27. Actor John Cusack is 27. Actress Danielle Brisebois is 24. LOVETT ROBERTS Julia Roberts weds singer Lyle Lovett NEW YORK Julia Roberts finally made it to the marrying singer Lyle Lovett in a ceremony in Indiana over the her publicist says. The 25-year-old who called off her marriage to Kiefer Sutherland just hours before the nuptials two years met while the two were filming 1992's It was the first marriage for both. Actress Susan Sarandon and actor Tim Robbins were among the guests at the wedding Sun- day in Ind. Their 4-year- old Jack was the ring bearer. Actor Barry Tubb accompanied Roberts' down the aisle. Roberts took a three-day break from filming John Grisham's Pelican in spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer Seltzer said Lovett is on a national tour and performed with his Large Band Sunday night in an In- dianapolis'suburb. Photo The OVERDOSE Pop star Whitney shown with husband Bobby Brown when she was preg- nant in this file was taken to a Miami Beach hospital last week after overdosing on prescription diet a newspaper reported today. was apparently frustrated by the pounds she put on during her re- cent pregnancy and became even more depressed after a chance encounter last month with a svelte Janet who once dated the New York Post reported. She was diagnosed with acute heart apparently brought on by her diet and was released about 90 minutes the Post said. At the time of her wedding last Houston weighed 100 pounds. Her weight doubl- ed during her the newspaper and since giving birth to a daughter in Houston has weighed bet- ween 140 pounds and 150 pounds. Weather outlook The district TONIGHT Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 40s to upper 50s. Looking ahead WEDNESDAY Sunny. Low in the 50s. High 75 to SO. THURSDAY Chance of thunderstorms. Low 55 to 65. High in the 80s. FRIDAY Hot and humid with chance of thunderstorms. Low in the 60s. High 85 to 95. TOMORROW Sunny. High in the 70s. Air Quality Index Carbon Monoxide Hazardous Very unhealthy Unhealthy Moderate Good ____ Ozone moderate Forecast good to moderate News of the State Muslim terrorists may have state link NEW Pa. Several Muslims suspected of involvement in a massive bombing plot in New York and the World Trade Center explosion used a rural Perry County shooting range for target practice four months according to published reports. FBI agents believe that the shooting range owned by Kelvin Smith was used as a training ground by some defendants in the World Trade Center bomb- ing case and several suspects in the terrorist ring cracked in New York last according to reports today in The -Har- risburg Patriot-News and the FBI agents were monitoring the 35-acre retreat run by an en- forcement officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a week before the Feb. 26 fatal blast beneath the Trade the newspapers reported. The agents raided the farm in New about 30 miles northwest of over the weekend looking for any links to eight fundamentalists accused in the bombing plot. Harrisburg man claims Spin prize In the Satur- day Geoffrey M. Sassani of Harrisburg won the grand prize of Nine finalists won each. Players are entered in the after winning a ticket in the instant lottery game. Insurer settles suit by potential mothers PITTSBURGH An in- surer with 2.6 million subscribers in 29 Pennsylvania counties defined its policy on fertilization procedures for women in the wake of a recently settled class-action lawsuit Earlier this Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania agreed to pay each to about 300 women who underwent in-vitro fertilization and other advanced reproduction techniques. Among them was Jolene who was told by the in- surer that in-vitro fertilization was experimental and infertility was not an so it could not be covered. a major bodily function isn't what would you call Not an That is just nonsensical to said Mrs. of Md. Conneaut search resumes for 2 men CONNEAUT Pa. Divers called off a search for two men who disappeared after struggling to stay afloat in Con- neaut Lake. One of the Andy 17 of Oil fify had gone swimm- ing off a pontoon boat Sunday and disappeared about 150 yards from police said. About an hour Kenneth L. of Meadville dived off the front of his boat and miss- ed two life jackets tossed by a police said. The search was initially suspended because of but eventually was called off for the night because of darkness. It was to resume today. Sen. Arlen Specter reacts to treatment PHILADELPHIA U.S. Sen Arlen Specter is out of the hospital where he spent two nights for treatment of a reac- t i o n to medication following surgery to remove a tumor from his skull. The Penn- s y 1 v a n i a Republican was admitted t o t h e Hospital of the Universi- ty of Penn- SPECTER sylvania on Friday for a reac- tion to antibiotics. He was released Sunday. was but he was runn- ing a said Shanin who visited his father Saturday. is a common side effect of the The senator underwent brain surgery two weeks ago to remove the 2-inch benign tumor Biographer regrets Kennedy disclaimer BOSTON Joe McGin- mss says he regrets letting his publisher include a disclaimer in his new biography of U.S Sen Edward Kennedy that some of the dialogue and internal monologues were by the McGinniss acknowledged that some references to Kennedy's thoughts in Last were or that he wrote what he Teddy must have been feeling But McGinniss told the Boston Sunday falls well within the realm of legitimate biographical licence. You can certainly infer a thought process from behavior who said he can cite a source for every quotation attributed to Kennedy in the said he will insist that the disclaimer be removed. Simon Schuster President and publisher Carolyn Reidy defended the book as pretive telling The New York Times last week that McGinniss not intending to write a book that has 150 pages of footnotes Photo by The Associated Press CHRISTIAN WOODSTOCK Spike lead singer of the Christian punk rock band from performs during the group's appearance at Creation '93 near Mount while bassist Brian Grover accompanies. an eighth grade says he hopes the band can become an educational punk rock group and teach kids to stay in school and obey their parents. The Valley Independent Valley Bonus Eastgate PA 15062 Telephone 684-5200 Fax 684-8104 May we help TO REPORT A NEWS ITEM. 7am -5pm Monday Friday 7am- Noon Saturday City Editor Rebecca A. 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