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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Arlington Heights, Illinois Me Daw Hera Darlington Heights edition 111th year -111 a paddock publications wednesday february 2,1983 4 sections�?25 cents2 shot killed in Schaumburg by Mary Beth von Driska and John Slania Herald staff writers Schaumburg police Are searching for a motive behind the slayings of two men who were found shot tuesday in a unit at the Walden apartment Complex. Dwight c. Valentino 22, of 1721 Poplar place was found dead in his apartment about 1 15 . Tuesday along with Kenneth p. Wangerin 24, a Friend visiting from Lyndon Kansas Schaumburg police said. The men were discovered when Valentino smother Mary Ann Sandbox of Park Ridge drove to the first floor apartment when she Hadnot heard from her son for two Days police said. Sandborg found the blood splattered bodies on the living room floor after entering through a partially open rear Patio door. It appeared that both men were shot with a .22 Caliper handgun in the upper Torso and at least one of the victims had been shot in the head said capt. Kenneth Alley chief of detectives. Abey said there were no other Marks on the bodies and no signs that there had been a struggle. Alley said the bodies showed signs of decay leading him to believe the victims were dead at least 24 hours and May have been killed As Early As sunday morning. Disclosure of the time of death and the location of the gunshot wounds is expected today after an autopsy is conducted by the Cook county medical examiners office. Alley said he was treating the Case As a double homicide after investigators found an undisclosed number of .22 Caliper Shell casings in the living room. Some unused shells were also found in the room but detectives did not find the weapon Alley said. The dead Bolt was still locked on the front door and Sandborg told police she entered the apartment through the open Patio door. Alley said he did not think the victims were slain during a break in attempt and could not come up with any other motive. He said there Are no in the Herald bulls rockets Hawks blues 129 76 5 0 Weinberger on defense defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger on tuesday staunchly defended his military budget against Calls for cutbacks and sparred with sen. Edward Kennedy. A Page 3 housing permits up spurred by a year end increase the number of building permits for single family houses issued in 15 Northwest suburban communities during 1982 was up 33.4 percent from the previous year. A Sec. 3 Page i regrets Only soviet Leader Yuri Andropov tuesday rejected president Reagan a proposal for a Summit meeting based on Washington so patently unacceptable Zero option disarmament proposal for Europe. A Page 9 democrats spell Relief House democratic leaders vowed tuesday to push a program of a Relief recovery and reconstruction to combat the recession beginning with emergency Bills to create jobs and provide food and shelter for the needy. A Page 7 Nasty Cloudy and Windy with freezing rain Snow and sleet Likely. Colder tonight with Snow Likely. A Page 2 the Index is on Page 2 a we Are unable to ascertain a motive at this time a Alley said. A there were no overt signs of drugs or anything else that would help Valentino who was unemployed met Wangerin about six months ago during a visit to Kansas Alley said. It was during this meeting that Valentino invited Wagnerin to Chicago. Wangerin left his farm Home near Topeka Kansas saturday afternoon and arrived at of Hare International Airport later that evening Alley said. Valentino met Wangerin at the Airport and drove him to Park Ridge where the two men visited with Sandborg Alley said. Sandborg said she last saw the two men at about 10 30 . Saturday As they left for Valentino a apartment. The men were expected Back at Sandborgh a Home sunday and she became worried when they never arrived said Eleanor Gottschalk a neighbor. A the was the kind of a kid who would Call her every Day whether he was out of town or Home a Gottschalk said. A a that a Why she went there. When she had t heard from him she became worried Wagnerin who was raised in Topeka recently moved to a farm in near there in Lyndon but residents of the Small town knew Little about him. A the was renting from somebody in Scranton and had a mailing address in Lyndon. But we really did no to hear much of him a said Mildred Bowman a municipal employee from Scranton. Residents of the posh Walden apartment Complex also knew Little of Valentino because he had just moved in within the past month. A most of us just come and go Here and really done to know any of our neighbors and rarely even see any of them a said Jakki Brooks who lives two floors above Valentino a apartment. A i done to think anyone heard anything saturday night or sunday morning. This whole thing is really spooky because nothing Ever happens Schaumburg firefighters carry the body of one of two men lying on his living room floor along with Kenneth Wangene to a c Vai Engniu yen 3 in Quot a wider Apar ment comp sex Dwight Friend visiting from Kansas. Schaumburg police Are treating the Case c. Valentino 22, who recently moved into the apartment was found As a double homicide but have no motive or suspects truckers strike violence spreads of Ain a Uraih Lauio n a a. Of How from Herald news services snipers ambushed dozens of trucks with gunfire and rocks tuesday As violence spread in a nationwide strike by Independent truckers that has left one Driver dead and la people injured two seriously. A trucker was shot at in Illinois amid other unconfirmed reports of Rock throwing on the second Day of the Independent truckers strike police said. Meanwhile state police and truck Stop operators said truck traffic was Down at least 50 percent in Northern Illinois and Indiana but steel companies and produce wholesalers said effects of the strike were not yet noticeable. Three shots were fired from a pickup truck at a Semi trailer truck driven by George Clement 40, of West Chicago said state police sgt. Adrion Cross. Clement was not injured. The incident occurred monday evening on the tri state tollway about 16 Miles West of Chicago. Clement was driving South and the pickup truck was heading North. Police were investigating reports of attacks on rigs in 28 states including the slaying monday night of a trucker who was shot in the neck while driving through North Carolina and the serious wounding of another trucker in Utah earlier in the Day. The dead Driver was a member of the teamster Union which opposes the strike. Pennsylvania and Ohio the main corridor Between East and Midwest were the hardest hit with trucks hit by sniper fire rocks bricks and Metal objects. Trucks were burned tires slashed and nails strewn in parking lots and along highways. Pennsylvania state police reported More than 64 incidents of violence tuesday including Rock and Brick throwing and More than a dozen shootings. A teenager in Pennsylvania suffered a fractured Skull when a Brick bounced off a truck into the family car. Three Independent truckers were arrested on charges connected with the strike. Some truck stops reported business dropped off As much As 50 percent and police reported truck traffic was Down in some places by As much As one half. A a in a afraid of violence a said Independent trucker Claudie Dalton of Fairfield calif., who pulled his Rig off the Road. A i got shot a lot in Vietnam and i done to need any More of that the Independent truckers association which claims to represent 100,000 Drivers who own their rigs and haul loads for a fee called the strike to protest the Reagan administrations program to hike taxes on fuel and Road use. However the majority of the nations truck Drivers Are members of the teamsters Union who work for wages under contracts. A department of transportation spokesman said the departments a conservative estimated was that less than 20,000 Independent truckers had a photo strike victim. John Randolph looks out the broken Windshield of his truck tuesday morning after it was hit by a Rock As he passed a Warren Ohio truck Stop earlier. Joined the strike. The strike has already prompted some action from state and Federal officials. Colorado gov. Richard Lamm met with strike leaders in Denver and agreed to create an eight member committee to study whether the truckers Are being taxed fairly. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz r-minn., urged Congress tuesday to Cut and spread out the new tax on heavy trucks a reducing it from $1,600 to $1,200 and phasing it in Over a three year period. In Chicago teamsters president Roy Williams who was recently convicted of bribery conspiracy charges called on Federal and state governments to a provide Protection for Drivers and the motoring strikes for livelihood by Al Cubbage Herald staff writer most of his fellow truckers agree with Steve Smartnick but that does no to mean they re going to join him in a nationwide strike. Smartnick parked his 65-foot trac tor trailer loaded with meat at the sprawling Union 76 truck Stop near Hampshire on the Northwest tollway and vowed tuesday he would a stay Here until this thing is Over or head on standing in a freezing windswept parking lot with rows of non striking trucks behind him the California based Independent trucker said he already has lost $1,500 As a result of his protest but said the 5-cent-a-gallon Gas tax increase and higher user fees that became Law last month will Cost him even More. The Gas tax hike alone will Cost him approximately $2,000 a year he estimated. A live got $100,000 invested in this Rig and we re not making any Money now. Continued on Page 3 worldwide Oil Price cuts in works offi rom Herald news Tervi at from Herald news services in the first major break in world Energy prices six big . Oil companies lowered their buying prices for Domestic crude Oil by $1 a barrel tuesday and Industry sources said the soviet Union Cut its Oil Price by $2.15 a barrel. The kuwaiti news Agency meanwhile reported that persian Gulf Oil producers threw Down the Gauntlet in the looming Oil Price War and warned they would Cut their crude by $4 a barrel in a week unless open settles its internal dispute on production ceilings and pricing. . Consumers could see prices for gasoline and Home heating Oil drop by about 2 cents a gallon if the Domestic Oil Industry passes along the savings. The open action could drop . Retail gasoline prices by 9 cents a gallon. Kuna quoted an a authoritative Gulf Oil source As saying saudi Arabia Kuwait the United Arab emirates and Qatar would be joined by the non open Gulf states of Bahrain and Oman in rolling Back prices. William Randol an Energy analyst in new York said he believed the average world Oil Price would drop at least $4 a barrel within four weeks. A bigger decline is possible he said if the organization of Petroleum exporting countries does not agree soon on a production sharing plan. A without any restraint on production this could turn into a free for All a said Randol who analyses . Oil companies for the investment firm first Boston corp. The refining Arm of Texaco inc. Said it reduced its offering Price to Domestic crude Oil producers by $1 a barrel to $31 for its Basic Grade. Texaco followed a similar reduction by Gulf Oil corp. Just one Day earlier. Several other major Oil refiners quickly followed Texaco a supreme court by Susan Duerksen Herald staff writer gov. James r. Thompson appealed a he Illinois supreme court tuesday return a lower court ruling Preim from cutting the state. $159 million saying the ruling undermines the governments Power to stave off bankruptcy. Claiming the ruling will have a dire consequences for the state Thomp songs Appeal asks the High court for an immediate reversal of the order issued monday by Cook county circuit court judge Albert s. Porter. Porter had granted a temporary injunction blocking the $159 million in budget cuts which were to have taken effect tuesday. Thompson had scheduled the cuts in education mental health and medical Aid spending in response to a $200 million shortfall in the states budget. A in. Combined with another $300 million shortfall discovered since then Illinois will have a a half billion Dollar problem if the cuts Are ruled out the governor said. Thompsons attorneys said they Hope to present their Case to the supreme court today and possibly get a temporary order lifting porters ruling and allowing the state to hold Back the funds. The Appeal filed late tuesday afternoon argues that Thompson has a constitutional Power to Cut spending when he a a reasonably believes the Money wont be available and that porters ruling threatens a the Power of the general Assembly to prevent state the general Assembly had passed an emergency budget act in december giving Thompson the Power to make the cuts on his own. Porter ruled that act was Likely to be found Union Stith of in a full trial because it violates the constitutional separation of Powers and gives the governor a unbridled discretion to perform the Legislatures duty of deciding How to spend state funds. A the trial courts preliminary injunction if it is not stayed will completely undermine the orderly and responsible Means chosen by the legislature to confront the vast problems posed by the enormous projected budget deficit in this state a Thompsons petition says. The $159 million Cut would mean about 1,500 layoffs mostly in education and mental health and a Sharp reduction in medical Aid to the poor. The lawsuit challenging the cuts was filed by the Legal assistance foundation on behalf of indigent medical patients. That group was joined in opposing Thompson by the City of Chi continued on Page 3 \ i

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