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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels February SA Chinatown shootings Seattle police find 12 bodies in club SEATTLE AP Police pried open the doors of an exclusive Chinatown gambling club Saturday and found 12 men and a most bound and shot in the head in the worst mass killing in Seattle Police speculated robbery might have been the but Mike Slessman would say only the very methodical killings appeared to be the work of more than one Within hours of the discovery at the Wah Mee police arrested two men on suspicion of and a third was being said police spokesman Gary He declined to provide Police went to the club shortly after midnight after a passerby reported seeing a wounded man in an The wounded who also had been shot in the head and was hospitalized in serious condition under heavy police motioned police toward the police found floors so covered with blood that we wereall worried about falling in it was that Slessman All but one of the victims had been bound hand and foot all had been shot in the some more than Many lay face and the bodies were Just strewn around the Flynn Police found only one wallet and one passport among the If they had they were Slessman Handguns of at least two different calibers were Slessman Gary King County deputy medical said the victims were ranging from the 20s as far up as 60s and Eleven were found in the main room and the body of another who was not was found in the Bonnell Some were shot once and others shot multiple he The people in the club had been playing a Chinese game called Slessman Gambling including chips and was but no money was Only people of Chinese ancestry were allowed into the and had to be recognized to gain said indicating the victims may have known their One resident of the neighborhood who asked to remain unidentified said the Wah Mee club operated in the same location for 20 It is in Seattles International an area of mainly Asian restaurants and homes near downtown and the Kingdome sports The club is down a wide alley lined with trash Census figures show there are almost Chinese around In three young men were killed and eight people were wounded in an apparent gangrelated ambush in New Yorks Professional gambling is but fraternal and charitable organizations are allowed to conduct Flynn said the last time the Wah Mee was raided by police was in Zimbabwe leader Mugabe halts rival Nkomos travels Zimbabwe AP Prime Minister Robert Mugabes security police stopped opposition leader Joshua Nkomo from leaving the country detained him for several hours and seized his a government spokesman It was the most serious public clash between the two rivals since Mugabe fired Nkomo from the Cabinet a year ago and accused him of plotting an The government who declined to be The police stopped him from leaving the country and held him for a little They have taken his travel Nkomo was detained at the airport in capital of Matabeleland as he was about to leave for a conference of the World Peace Council in Czechoslovak The spokesman said police released Nkomo early in the evening and returned him to his home in Nkomos soninlaw John Ndlovu said in a phone interview that Nkomo was held at Ross Police Camp near where guerrillas were held for interrogation during the independence war against The detention followed recent allegations by Nkomo that government troops are killing scores of civilians in a campaign to crush spiraling violence in Matabeleland Nkomos powerbase in southwestern Zim Bulawayo is about 300 miles from There is no peace in so how could he possibly attend a peace conference the government spokesman And there is in criminating evidence against him of in volvement in a He did not Josiah vice president of Nkomos Zimbabwe African Peoples Union We do not know why they stopped him Perhaps they thought he was running away from the coun Mugabe fired Nkomo on and accused him of plotting a Mugabe has said his rival will be tried if there is firm evidence against The two led separate guerrilla armies in the sevenyear war to end whiteminority Rhodes ian but Mugabe won the national elections prior to Zimbabwes in dependence in ITS HERE 1 HOUR FILM Processing LANDA FOTO 363 Plaza Nrot In WinnO 6255584 Threeway mayor race too close to call Chicago election looms CHICAGO AP Mayor Jane Byrne is scrambling to beat back two onrushing challengers and capture a hefty chunk of undecided voters with just two days left before the citys Democratic mayoral The 48yearold seeking a second has lost her lead over her two major according to a poll published at weeks Cook County States Attorney Richard son of the late and Harold who could be the citys first black were gaining in the Chicago SunTimesWMAQTV Byrne said she was very pleased with the said his instincts told him he was proclaiming himself began plan ning a mayoral The primary is and a victory is tantamount to election no Republican has been mayor since the I think its a said north side ward leader and Byrne backer Ed If Daley and the mayor are close to being Washington could sneak in the back I think its that The 1116 telephone conducted by the Gallup said Byrne was 5 percentage points ahead of Washington among likely voters and 10 points ahead of But the poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 per centage meaning the results showing Byrne ahead were statistically The poll indicated a 7point drop in Byrnes support in three weeks and said 10 percent of likely voters still were un The undecided theyre the said Milton a University of IllinoisChicago political Theyve never been such a major fac as an squeaked to victory over wellfinanced machine Mayor Michael Bilandic in But this instead of fighting City shes the candidate of City Hall and Daley and both machine are campaigning as The mayors million campaign raised mostly from city has drawn fire from her Byrne declares she saved Chicago from fiscal She also announced million in public works projects denounced by critics as politically timed and made an appeal to The woman are rallying behind said Alderman Roman a Byrne She has said time and time As the first woman mayor of I cannot afford to Many of the ladies share that with But in the poll showed one in five black women remained undecided and that could bode well for who is pinning his hopes on a huge black tur whose father was mayor for 21 has attacked Byrnes cam paign fund A RICH LOOK WITHIN YOUR Check our great price on the totally new Youll love the Youll love our See us soon and save MERCURY COUGAR LS Allnew aerodynamic design Dramatic formal roof line liter automatic transmission Optional liter V8 AOD also available MERCURY COUGAR Your Friendly FORDLINCOLNMERCURYJEEP Dealers Bock Motor Wed Rather Say Yes Than No 315 Seguin 6258011 MERCURY LINCOLN EPA document fight on WASHINGTON One constitutional skirmish over En vironmental Protection Agency documents is at an but there was evidence Saturday the agreement on hazar dous waste cleanup files may not satisfy other congressional committees in vestigating the Elliott who provoked the intial showdown with the Reagan administration over the disputed said his House Public Works subcommittee is pursuing leads that accusations of misdeeds and political favoritism in the management of a billion hazardous waste superfund may go high up in this The White House reached a compromise Friday night with Levitas subcommittee that will allow his subcommittee to see dozens of documents that EPA Administrator Anne Gorsuch had refused to turn Gorsuch was cited in December for contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the which President Reagan had ordered withheld under a claim of executive The ad ministration claimed that the papers revealed sensitive enforcement strategies against chemical polluters that might be revealed if turned over to Under the the administration would make the disputed documents available in edited versions with briefings to explain what in formation was being If the committee still desired the unedited they would be provided for review in closeddoor Committee members would not be allowed to keep the unedited but would have possession of the edited Levitas sub committee is one of six congressional in vestigations underway into charges of conflict of mismanagement and political favoritism in the superfund Levitas agreement is not binding on the other House subcommittee chairmen but he said Saturday that he believed they would want to strike similar deals because they provide full James and chairman of the House Science and Technology said he was not totally satsified with the agreement because it does not allow the House to take possession of unedited but only to see He said he was also concerned about possible delays in getting the unedited documents after rejecting the edited versions as Its a very protracted settlement that all of us could probably muddle Scheuer But maybe we should say no and stick to time 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