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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1986, Cedar Rapids, Iowa A a if a log looks at horror of his life Mimi t expect Many laughs a a in new film of explanation confession by Richard Pryor weekendlpage2c . Boxer Advance City garners Praise for friendliness pages 1b,2a big . Case Layoff two Quad City plants will be closed Money Page 5b a snails Pace revival of Iowa Economy plotted a a 8a expected highs Iowa a weath6r showers and thunderstorms Likely through tonight. Highs 65 Northwest to 80 Southeast lows 52-6t. See 16b. The Cedar rapids Gazette Cedar rapids Iowa in mus Friday May 9, 1986 City of Rve 5pasons it in our 104th year 35 cents final edition volume 104, number 120 Gazette photo by John Milvor Fri agent William Albrecht examines a gun turned Over to police by Bradley Yahnke s father. Albrecht said he could not state whether the gun was used to kill Joni Heims. Fri witnesses on gun Bullet can to be sure by Roland Kremeier Gazette courts reporter the Bullet that killed Joni Heims probably came from a Box of ammunition taken from the Home of them accused of killing her or from ammunition made by the same company on or about the same Day an Fri agent testified thursday. Another Fri agent testified thursday in Bradley Yahnker a first degree murder trial that a Small .22-caliber Rifle belonging to the Yahnke family could not be ruled out As the gun that fired the fatal shot. Yahnke 19, route 2, Anamosa is accused of killing the 18-year-old woman in january 1985 at her Southwest Cedar rapids apartment by firing one shot into her Chest. Robert Halberstam who testified about the ammunition specializes in examining materials submitted to the Fri Laboratory to determine what elements Are in them. In Cross examining him the defense attacked his expertise by pointing out the Brief time he had been doing such examinations and citing an article in a scholarly journal written by an acknowledged authority which appeared to contradict Halber Stamps conclusions. Halberstam said on direct examination that he tested the fatal Bullet and 15 of the bullets in the Yahnke ammunition Box to determine the Quantity of three elements in them that commonly appear in bullets. The three elements leave their distinctive radiation signature he said when they Are exposed to neutrons so he can measure the amounts of those elements. Studies have shown Halberstam said that the amount of those elements will vary. A please turn to 17a Yahnke a China syndrome looming sinking reactor Core could touch off blast Poison All Ukraine water from Gazette wire services Moscow a a soviet official indicated thursday that technicians were burrowing beneath the sinking Core of the chernobyl nuclear reactor thursday in a desperate attempt to prevent a Quot China syndrome Quot with the Core eating its Way Down into the Earth a crust. Chernobyl is now faced with the Prospect of an uncontrollable meltdown that would irradiate the water table of the entire Ukraine. In Kiev the ukrainian capital water trucks washed Down the streets to combat dust that May carry radioactive particles from the chernobyl Accident. Officials have warned residents to keep their windows shut to Wash their floors daily and to eat no Leafy vegetables. The reactor not Only is eating its Way into the Earth pushed on its Way by the 4,000 tons of Sand the soviet damage Crews piled on top to try to Stop the radiation leak but could touch off an explosion. Western experts in Moscow were speculating that the soviets were working under the sinking Core to try to a photo Philadelphia firefighters Hose Down part of an apartment Complex where eight people were killed and 14 injured in a Blaze Early thursday morning. Officials said the fire had been deliberately set. Man held in 8 arson deaths Philadelphia apr a Man was charged thursday with murder and arson for setting Smokey fires in two apartment buildings where eight people died trying to escape including a Man found dead in a Hall with a flashlight in his hand authorities said. At least 14 other people were injured one critically in the Early morning blazes. Some people broke windows and climbed out of their apartments to escape and others were rescued by firefighters. Residents were taken to a nearby school cafeteria. Each building contained 22 apartments. Frank a. Jordan 20, who sometimes lived with his Mother in a third undamaged building at the apartment Complex was charged with eight counts of murder nine of arson nine of risking a catastrophe and other charges. He was held without bail. Jordan used a cigarette lighter to ignite material in storage lockers in the basements of two buildings at the Latonia apartments in Northeast Philadelphia said Roger Ulshafer Deputy chief fire marshal. A couple of hours earlier police spotted Jordan four blocks away near the scene of a Small House fire according to chief inspector Frank Scafidi head of the homicide division. He was arrested at Nazareth Hospital about 7 a.m., where he had gone complaining of injuring his Back while helping people escape the fire Scafidi said. Police provided no motive in the Case. A please turn to Isa arson Frank a. Jordan release a trapped Gas pocket which could explode when touched by the sinking Core. Quot an explosion that put 4,000 tons of irradiated Sand into the atmosphere would make the current wave of radiation look like so much air freshener a one Western Diplomat commented ii urday. The first Clear indication that the Core was sinking came from soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev a personal scientific adviser Yevgeny Pelikhov in an interview in thursdays pravda. Quot our specialists Are mounting an offensive against the reactor. They Are working not Only close to it but also under it a Pelikhov said. Quot the task is to fully neutralize the reactor to Deaden it. A please turn to 17a nuke House unit oks demo budget plan Washington apr the democratic controlled House budget committee pushed aside Republican complaints thursday and approved a fiscal 1987 budget that would slash military spending freeze or trim most Domestic programs and embrace a tax increase to reduce the deficit. By a party line 21-11 vote the panel agreed to the $994.2 billion spending plan proposed by committee chairman William Gray a a. It would reduce the deficit next year to $137 billion $7 billion below the Senate budget passed last week and Well within the statutory limit of $144 billion. Action by the full House is expected within two weeks. As a series of cd p amendments to sharply alter the plan were Defeated. Rep. Delbert Latta of Ohio the panels senior Republican complained Quot we were getting rolled All Day a by the democratic majority. However Gray defended the plan saying Quot it would result in a lower deficit than the Senate plan and achieves this by spreading the cuts More equitably. Spending cuts Are divided almost equally Between defense and Domestic Quot contrast that with the Senate budget which places 86 percent of the cuts on the non military Side of the budget a said House majority Leader Jim Wright a Texas a member of the committee. The democratic plan would Cut military budget authority next year to $285 billion $1.8 billion below the current level and $3 billion of that would be held in abeyance until the Pentagon agrees to an audit of How past years increases were spent. The Senate approved a $301 billion budget for the military while president Reagan requested $320 billion in budget authority which includes some Money actually spent Over several year. The Low House figure would constrain new military programs but actual outlays of Cash during the a please turn to Isa budget Iowa a insurance chief resigning Index by Judy Daubenmier Gazette Oes Moines Bureau Des Moines a Iowa insurance commissioner Bruce Foudree has announced he will leave his Post May 16 to take a Job with an Arkansas based Law firm. Foudree who has been insurance commissioner for six years said in a statement released thursday that he will establish a Chicago office for the Law firm of Mitchell Williams Selig Jackson amp Tucker which is based in Little Rock Ark. Foudree who will become the firms counsel will practice Law in Iowa and Illinois expanding the firms insurance related practice. He was not available for comment thursday. The immediate past president of the National association of insurance commissioners Nai Foudree was appointed insurance commissioner by former gov. Robert Ray. Quot serving As commissioner and As Nail president was exciting and challenging because it gave me a Chance to Deal with administrative and regulatory problems in a time of unprecedented change in the business of insurance a Foudree said in his statement. Quot. I am grateful for the Opportunity of serving Lowans under governors Ray and Branstad in a state that continues to be recognized As a leading insurance Center. Now however it is time for me to move on to new Foudree a tenure As insurance commissioner has brought him several challenges in the last year As he was forced to oversee the closure of two insolvent insurance companies. Iowa National Mutual insurance co. Of Cedar rapids was placed in liquidation in october followed a few months later by carriers insurance co. Of Des Moines. A please turn to 17a Foudree Abby births Calendar City briefs classified comics crisscross crossword crypt quote 15b deaths 16a East Iowa. A editorial. 6a entertainment 1-20c 18c 16a 10-11cisa 9-1 so 14a 14a 14a farm Iowa today Kaul local Money movies people sports stocks super quiz to . Weather 8b 8ia 2a a so 4c 5a 1-4b 6-7b 18c 19c 3.5a 16b today a chuckle if you think fishermen Are the biggest liars in the world just ask a Jogger How far he runs each Day. Copyright make womb for daddy London apr the British Magazine new society reported thursday that scientists say the technology exists to enable men to give birth. Although such a birth would pose Many dangers one expert was quoted As saying that Quot undoubtedly someone will do however Lari Craft director of Fertility and c obstetrics at London a Wellington Hospital and a leading test tube baby researcher said he knew of no one involved in treating infertility who was seriously considering the possibility of male pregnancy. Quot nobody has tried it a and Why would they a Craft said in an interview. Quot its bizarre and new society a general circulation weekly that deals with a please turn to 17a pregnancy

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