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Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Baseball scores Complete results in sports spotlight is on women telecoms s Boeder typical of dynamic working women special Section i x Garden fever is hot area Flower lovers have a heyday coming up lifestyle go ii to Kansas City Pioneer trails comedy clubs More guide to the City Leisure Iowa today final edition of Cedar rapids Iowa vol. 108, no. 145 $1.25 a regional newspaper serving Eastern Iowa forecast partly sunny and Windy today. Highs 63-67 lows 44-48. Today s Daylight 15 hrs., 4 min. See Page 19a. Grassley always gets his Man by David Lynch Gazette staff writer Washington it s not always neat but Chuck Grassley always seems to get his Man. The most recent example involved the army which was reluctant to part with Tracy Ursy a chief warrant officer Grassley wanted to speak with concerning an alleged pow cover up. Ursy was the chief investigator looking into claims by two special forces soldiers who said they went into Laos to look for pos and found them. The pair see Story on Page 2a said they were later told by their commanding officer to forget about the entire operation and to shred any papers that might later remind them of it. Grassley said the commanding officer told the men this is too hot for a Grassley aide who did not want to be identified tracked Down Ursy s report that exonerated the two soldiers causing Ursy to come under investigation. The army surprisingly agreed to Send a copy to a sealed room in the Capitol so Grassley could read it. But the report was by no Means self explanatory so grass Ley asked that Ursy be sent to the Capitol to translate. The army stalled until grass Ley s aide told the commanding officer that if Ursy was not in the Capitol by noon the next Day Grassley would come Over to the Pentagon Annex and get him. You Tell Grassley s Guy to Stop bluffing the commanding officer told his aide. So the next Day shortly before noon Grassley and his aide and a staffer from sen. Jesse Helms office piled into Grassley s 1977 Orange Chevetta and drove Over to the Annex where As the senator said they be never seen a congressman we really disarmed them the Grassley aide said. So much so that the assistant commanding officer said Well you can have that kind of flabbergasted me Grassley recounted in a recent interview. However he a please turn to 2a Grassley powerful storm zaps electricity by Jeff Burnham Gazette staff writer some Eastern iowans Are still without Power this morning following a Brief but powerful storm that rolled through the area around noon saturday. If it s any Consolation the storm which levelled scores of Trees and knocked out Power for thousands was judged to be Only half the size of one that hit last August. We re not going to forget August 5, 1989," said Iowa electric Light and Power co. Spokesman Erik Miles referring to a storm that brought winds of up to 74 Mph and felled at least 175 Trees in Cedar rapids. Waiting for the prodigal son new police chief still backs his errant child by Rick Smith Gazette staff write Bud Byrne was standing outside a Linn county courtroom a Little rattled jabbering to himself and a fellow police officer about what had happened inside. Word suddenly flashed in the building that two robbery suspects had bolted on their Way Back to jail from court. Byrne knew instantly instinctively what was up. He was the first to radio word of the escapees identities. Then he joined the Chase. The two escapees who had headed Down first Avenue in Cedar rapids handcuffed together tired in . They were caught without a fight waiting for an elevator in the american building. To this Day Byrn Cedar rapids new police chief could t be More thankful. The last thing he wanted was to see his son Bill shot. Persons escaping from custody can be shot explains Byrne remembering Back to that Day in 1981. It scared the blazes out of me because i thought that s probably what was going to happen. Hey i was thinking i Don t want the kid Many a Loving father would have abandoned a son like Bill Byrne Long ago. William Bud Byrne still has t. He says he never will. For 30 years Bud Byrne has devoted himself to family to his Catholic Faith to Law and order to trying to distinguish Between right and wrong. In the last decade of that time Bill his first son has gone Aneth. Or Way. Bill has made a habit of abusing alcohol and drugs. He has assaulted stolen forged robbed extorted even escaped from custody. He has displayed a violent Streak. Bill has spent five of his nine adult years in prison and most of the rest of that time in jail Gazette photos by Todd Mcinturf above Bill Byrne son of new Cedar rapids police chief Bud Byrne is an inmate at the mount pleasant correctional facility. Below Bill is embraced by his father while his Moth please turn to 4a son or Laurel looks on. 1 f a srm crossover voting a Factor tuesday by Dale Kueter Gazette staff writer for years neighbouring Wisconsin has been noted for crossover politics in primary elections. On tuesday crossover voting could be a Factor in determining Iowa s political winners. We be definitely have had a lot of interest in the crossover process said Linn county auditor Linda Langenberg. State officials too expect More such voting than in the past. Crossover refers to registered voters who temporarily switch their party or Independent status to support certain candidates. Polls Are open tuesday from 7 . To 9 . It s the time for political parties to pick their nominees for this fall s general election. The abortion controversy say officials could be the catalyst for crossover voting. Iowa National abortion rights action league Naral director Shelley Bain said she has not heard a great Deal about any crossover surge. Naral is a pro Choice organization that has endorsed Don Avenson for the democratic nomination for governor. Iowans for life director Cece Zenti said the pro life organization has mailed 60,000 fliers telling supporters if you want your pro life vote to count you must Cross Tom Miller is regarded As the Democrat pro life candidate but we Haven t endorsed anyone said Zenti. Iowans have been focusing primarily on three contests the democratic races for governor and 2nd District congressman inside a Republican gov. Terry Branstad is unopposed and seeking his third term 11a a democratic gubernatorial candidates neck and neck 12a a How the democratic gubernatorial candidates stand on issues 12a a contested and uncontested Iowa legislature seats 12a a Linn county candidates agree on saving Money 13a a 5 candidates have Eye on 2nd District seat 14a a attorney general s seat one of contested state races 14a a Springville voters to decide school addition plan 14a a democrats crowd Johnson county supervisor Field 17a of a Isa and the Republican matchup for 2nd District congressman. Neither incumbent democratic . Sen. Tom Harkin nor his Republican challenger rep. Tom Tauke have any primary opposition. In addition to Miller and Avenson pro Choice John Chrys Tal it. Gov. Joann Zimmerman and an unknown Darold Powers of Ankeny also Are on the democratic ballot for governor. Zimmerman however has teamed up with Avenson As a lieutenant governor candidate. There also is impetus for crossover voting because of the abortion Issue in the 2nd District democratic race Between pro a please turn to 5a primary Summit stalemate is Over soviet los Angeles times Washington . And soviet officials said saturday that negotiators have broken a deadlock and moved closer to a historic agreement to slash troop Levels and conventional weapons in Europe. There was no official announcement of the development As president Bush and soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev concluded three Days of meetings iowans to meet Gorbachev Page 6a with an informal session at the Camp David Retreat in Western Maryland. However a ranking soviet official said in an interview the stalemate you americans talked about is Over. I Don t think any problems . Officials were far More cautious in their assessment. The Deal is not done yet a senior american official cautioned but he confirmed that the impasse was broken. The american official said that substantial Progress was made toward agreements on limiting numbers of tanks destruction of weapons that Are taken out of service and the Issue of verifying destruction of weapons. Unresolved he said were limits on aircraft probably the most Complex topic facing the conventional arms talks. The Progress toward a treaty to reduce conventional forces one of the superpowers chief arms control goals this year comes As another positive note in .-soviet relations at a Summit that both sides already were hailing As a Success. It helped to counterbalance continuing differences Over several other issues including two of the most vexing of the relationship whether a unified Germany will be a member of the a please turn to 6a Summit Index advice. 2f Bondy .2c books. 2d Bridge. 20a City briefs. 24a classified. E crafts .3d crisscross. 20a crossword. 15e deaths. 16a Deupree .2a editorial .8-9a farm. 8c Garden. 3f Geo. Quiz. 3d health .5f Home. 3f Horoscope. 16e Iowa City. 17a Iowa today 11a Leisure. D lifestyle. F local a log. 16a lottery. 16a Money a movies. 4d older .4f people .7a pol. Notes. 15a sports. B super quiz. Jul today. 18a travel .5-6d to list. 4d .-Worlda a weather. 19a puzzles. 20a today s chuckle siberian Jailer cold turnkey. Coming tomorrow catching up with students teachers growing out Othis world seeds

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