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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Burlington, Iowa Nation amp world friends bid Bono Farewell with tears laughter. 6athe h Hawkeye 161st year a no. 185 Burlington Iowa Northwest reels under ice storm saturday january 10, 1998 50 cents a bitter blackout hundreds of thousands of people in ., Canada remain without Power As damage mounts. The associated press hundreds of thousands of residents in four states layered themselves in sweaters stocked up on essential supplies and prepared for a lengthy wait in the dark and cold As a bitter ice storm descended Over the Northeast on Friday. More than 125,000 Northern new York residents in five ice choked counties remained without Power for a second Day As Utility Crews struggled to keep Pace with the ongoing damage. A we can to get ahead of the game a said Greg Hudson a Deputy administrator in St. Lawrence county. A was the Crews Are Clearing up one spot they re watching another tree or pole fall at new York gov. George patakis direction the National guard sent 1,500 soldiers into Northern portions of the state to help Clear debris evacuate stranded residents and set up and run portable generators. A a there a no water. There a no heat. There a no lights. There a no Gas. There a nothing. Its real bad. I can to imagine How people Are going to Cope the longer it sex abuse Case raises red flags goes on a said Diane Brayton a coordinator of a red Cross shelter in Gouverneur . In Maine gov. Angus King told the head of the Federal emergency management Agency to a get out the Check books As his state began to clean up and reconnect More than 500,000 people without Power. Shelters were expected to be packed for a second Day As residents abandoned their Homes. Harsh conditions forced Many to forego pleasures usually taken for granted like a hot Shower or a cooked meal and tested the Mettle of even lifelong mainers. A was soon As i retire in a out of Here. In a moving to Florida a see storm Page 10a> the associated press two pedestrians walk under ice coated Trees and a tropical Island vacation advertisement in downtown Montreal Friday. About 3 million people in Eastern Canada endured another Day without Power Friday and forecasters warned of More freezing rain that could add to the Region s worst ice storm in decades. A officials sceptical teen says Man pretending to be her father called school sent cab to pick her up Early. By Mike Wilson the Hawk Eye a Burlington Man accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl May have lured her away from her school by pretending to be her father. Darrell Todd Thompson 26, 902vi s. Ninth St., is charged with third degree sexual abuse for the dec. 12, 1997, incident in which he allegedly coerced the girl into undressing and allowing him to fondle her breasts and genitals. The girl told police she and Thompson had been having sex Ual Contact since september. She also said Thompson called the school she attended and identified himself As her father then asked that she be excused Early. Court records indicate he then sent a cab to the school to pick her up and bring her to his residence. Police said Thompson claimed the Contact was consensual. The girl however said he threatened her into undressing. Police would not say whether the girl is an eighth grader at a local Middle school or a freshman at Burlington High school. Detectives Are investigating her claim that Thompson pretended to be her father when he allegedly called the school and sought her Early dismissal from classes. Larry Mcbeth Burlington High schools director of instruct see abuse Page 10a> inc strips degree from banned donor boxed terrier a closed meeting College officials rescind Honor bestowed last month upon suspected drug trafficker. By Dennis j. Carroll the Hawk Eye mount pleasant trustees of Iowa Wesleyan College on Friday rescinded the Honory degree they bestowed last month on Teng Bunma a controversial cambodian tycoon and suspected narcotics trafficker. Board chairman Bryon f. Johnson and College president Robert Prins issued a statement saying a Cdr. Prins and members of the Board sincerely regret the awarding of the in a meeting closed to the Public and reporters a the Board reviewed the accomplishments of or. Bunma and the contributions he made to the people of Cambodia and its government institutions. This was the information upon which the honorary degree was awarded a the statement said. A trustees and Prins subsequently Learned that or. Bunma does not currently possess the necessary credentials from the state department to gain entry into the United states. This development led to the boards decision to rescind the school officials were reluctant to comment beyond the statement. See inc Page 10a> Kaczynski ordered to undergo exam Una bomber trial judge gives psychiatrist a week to determine whether defendant is fit to stand trial. The associated press Sacramento Calif. A Federal judge appointed a prison psychiatrist Friday to determine whether Theodore Kaczynski is competent to stand trial then sternly warned the Una bomber suspect to cooperate. Defense attorney Judy Clarke assured District judge Garland Burrell or. That Kaczynski would cooperate. The defendant nodded vigorously in agreement. Or. Sally Johnson recommended by the Federal Bureau of prisons has a week to examine Kaczynski and file a report. Johnson chief of psychiatric services at the Butner Federal correctional institution in North Carolina also evaluated presidential assailant John Hinckley or. And former televangelist Jim Bakker. Hinckley who attempted to assassinate president Reagan in 1981 and severely wounded his press Secretary Jim Brady was found innocent by reason of insanity. Bakker was found competent to stand trial and was convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges. A phone message left at Johnson a office Friday was not immediately returned. Johnson indicated to the judge she could have a report to the court by Jan. 16. Both sides would examine the report and Tell Burrell by Jan. 20 whether they will require additional witnesses. The competency hearing was set for Jan. 22. John Lovretta the Hawk Eye from his Box Mac a Boston terrier bulldog keeps an Eye on employees at Tren Way cabinets in Trenton thursday. Gambler wins then loses Jackpot a not paying up officials at Indian Casino nullify $330,000 payout because of defective computer Chip. The associated press Phoenix a the reels locked on three cherries Bells and whistles sounded and Casino workers rushed to congratulate Herminie Rodriquez on having won a $330,000 Slot machine Jackpot. But it was easy come easy go for Rodriquez. Harrah Sak Chin Casino just South of Phoenix said the Slot machine was defective and voided her prize. If she a Lucky Shell get Back the $100 in quarters she said she pumped into the broken machine on oct. La. Beyond that she May have Little Legal recourse since the Casino is on an Indian reservation which is Sovereign territory with its own system for handling complaints from Casino customers. A i want Justice to be done a Rodriquez said Friday. A i won the Jackpot and expect them the associated Presa Herminla Rodriquez talks to reporters wednesday after her $330,000 Casino Jackpot was voided by Harrah Sak Chen Casino South of Phoenix. To Honor the Jackpot. I put my Money in there in Good a player beware a said Gary Husk head of the Arizona gaming department. The Agency oversees tribal Casino operations under compacts negotiated with the state but is powerless to intervene in such a Case. A patrons who go to an Indian Casino in Arizona need to be cognizant of the fact that their rights Are left at the Boundary when they enter the Husk and some state lawmakers say the dispute highlights the need to rework arizonans 16 tribal gaming compacts to give the state More authority Over casinos and create an Independent system to handle gamblers grievances. The Casino and the Arizona Indian gambling association bristle at the suggestion Rodriquez was treated unfairly and the Prospect of state officials revising the tribal gaming compacts. A it would be a real premature action a said Jacob Coin the gambling associations executive director. A the process to resolve this dispute is not Over yet. There is a system set up for fairness and a Chin officials and Harrah a entertainment inc., which manages the Casino said Ronquez will have a Chance to argue her Case in a Jan 20 hearing before the casinos see Jackpot Page 9a> a inside 28 pages 3 sections business / 7a City amp Region / 2,3a classified / 5b comics / 9b crossword / 8b dear Abby / 9b deaths / 9a for the record / 9a happenings / 9a Iowa amp Illinois / a lottery numbers / 9a nation amp world / 6a opinions / 8a religion / 4a sports / in to / 8b visit us on the web a sports Southeastern steamroll Kankakee in 94-72 pasting. In a Iowa a Illinois Attorney finds himself in spotlight for decision. 4a a Wall Street Friday s Dow 7,580.42 selected stocks Page 7a

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