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Delphos Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Delphos, OhioCongressional mail stirs voters ire a Page 4 tobacco Lowers a Good cholesterol in children a Page 12 saturday March weather Cloudy Chance of rain. High near 60. Tonight and sunday Cloudy with Chance of rain. Low in lower 40s. High in lower 50s. One Section the daily Delphos Ohio Herald 31 1990 Marion township House Kiggins Road serving the Tri county area 35 per copy Idaho governor vetoes restrictive abortion Bill planning Benefit dance committee members of Putnam county unit of american cancer society Are planning the units sixteenth annual Benefit dance. Finalizing plans Are front 1 to a Imelda Stechschulte and Alice Unverferth. In Back Are Marilyn Hamburg Norma Wolke and Mary Ellen Killian. The dance will be 8 . April 7 at Leipsic Fogle Community Center. Raffle prizes include a Var weekend for two at the French quarters Holiday inn Perrysburg and a handmade afghan. Forty five cents of each Dollar earned will remain in the county for cancer patients. The balance will go to cancer research. Dance music will be by bavarian brass. Tickets May be purchased at the cancer unit office 115 Hickory St., Ottawa or at the door night of the dance. Boise Idaho up a gov. Cecil Andrus facing a a no win political dilemma Friday vetoed a Bill that would have Given Idaho the most restrictive state abortion Law in the nation. The proposal would have outlawed most abortions in Idaho. It was seen As a strategic move aimed at overturning Roe is. Wade the 1973 supreme court ruling that legalized abortion. Andrus called the Bill a bad legislation drawn by forces outside of his state. A when i consider what is Best for Idaho i must consider my own views and the needs of Idaho. This Bill satisfies neither a said Andrus a consistent abortion foe. A i did not take the oath of office to put my name on bad Andrus said his decision was not influenced by threats of Boycotts of Idaho potatoes and tourism. He noted the state would have faced a a tremendous Legal costs defending the Bill. Andrus said the Bill was so restrictive it could have stopped All abortions even those sought because of rape or incest. A the medical Community advised us that they doubt there is any medical doctor who could perform any abortion in this state i jobless rates dip in Tri county february unemployment rates in Allen Van Wert and Putnam county were Down from january but higher than a year ago the Ohio Bureau of employment services reported Friday. The most dramatic drop occurred in Putnam county where the jobless rate declined from 12.7 percent in january to 9.8 percent. In Allen county the employment rate declined from 9.3 percent to 7.6 percent. Van Wert county a rate dipped from 9.2 percent to 7.6 percent. One year ago Allen county had an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent Putnam county 7.4 percent and Van Wert county 5.5 percent. Statewide unemployment rates in february ranged from a Low of 4.2 percent in Hamilton county to a High of 15.4 percent in Adams prom meeting scheduled tuesday a meeting to discuss Post prom activities will be held 7 . Tuesday in Jefferson senior High school Library. Linda Baker prom coordinator said All interested parents of juniors and seniors Are urged to boosters to Host Craft show Jefferson band boosters will Host a Craft show 10 . To 4 . May 19 at Jefferson senior High school. Anyone interested in renting floor space May Contact Bud or Nancy Carder 627 West Jennings or Phil or Karen Wiechart at 1003 North main St. Proceeds from the project will go to help defray the expense of the bands trip to the 1990 Citrus bowl music help sought at Pool Delphos recreation Board is seeking boys and girls Ages 15 and up interested in working at the Delphos swimming Pool this summer. Positions available Are lifeguards Waterside monitors and Gate personnel. All replies should contain the applicants name age address phone number experience and position desired. Replies should be sent by april 13 to Dawn Wieging 708 West Bank St., Delphos. Church demolished Phil Oney of fort Jennings Friday gathered bricks from what was St. John lutheran Church fort Jennings and loaded them onto a pickup truck. He said he plans to use the bricks to build a Patio. The former Church was demolished Friday by workers of Gasser contracting fort Jennings. Dave Gasser of Gasser contracting said the demolition using heavy equipment took one hour to Complete. Cleanup and filling the basement Are expected to take several Days. An intact oct. 16,1903, edition of a Putnam county newspaper was recovered from behind the Cornerstone. When the Church was closed the Parish decided the building should be torn Down and buried rather than used for a business or any other Enterprise according to Gasser. When the work is finished Gasser will become owner of the land. A the Parish will Transfer the deed to me when the cleanup is finished and grass is growing on the lot a he said. Anyone wishing to take any bricks from the demolition site May do so Gasser said. Jilted Lover indicted on 174 counts new York up a a grand jury Friday indicted a jilted Lover on 174 counts of murder accusing him of killing 87 people by torching the Happy land social club in one of the deadliest arson fires in . History. Julio Gonzalez a cuban immigrant was charged with 87 counts of second degree murder for showing a depraved indifference to human life and 87 counts of felony murder for arson. Gonzalez 36, enraged that his Girlfriend had jilted him allegedly set fire to the illegal social club with a dollars Worth of gasoline. A if the All the minimum sentences were added up it would be life and then 2,000 years a said assistant District attorney Eric Warner. Gonzalez waived his right to testify before the 23-member panel and was not in the courtroom in the Bronx when the indictment was unsealed at 4 50 . The state supreme court grand jury had been deliberating the Case since monday a Day after the fire. The indictment also charged Gonzalez with two counts of arson one count of attempted murder and one count of assault. Gonzalez a chief lawyer Richard Berne said the Case would a a test the american Justice system As to whether a my client gets a fair before the indictment was announced Gonzalez appeared briefly in court wearing a Bright yellow shirt and a Grey suit staring into space As lawyers argued about a teary videotaped confession he made after his arrest sunday afternoon. Beme said he planned to have Gonzalez examined by a psychiatrist hinting that he could use the results As a one potential Avenue of Gonzalez who was returned to the psychiatric Ward at Bellevue Hospital after his appearance was to be arraigned on the charges on april 12. Gonzalez a cuban army deserter who came to the United states in the Mariel boat lift was accused of splashing gasoline in the lobby of the illegal social club and setting it on fire police said. The late night revellers most of them Young latin american immigrants were trapped on the win Dowless second floor and were asphyxiated As they tried to escape. Horrified firefighters and Rescue workers found masses of bodies piled on top of each other. Gonzalez a Girlfriend Lydia Feliciano one of five people who survived the fire remained under police Protection against threats from relatives of victims. The Bill became Law because of the Legal liability restrictions putting the Burden on them a Andrus said. The Bill cleared the state House of representatives on a 47-36 vote and was passed by the Senate on a 25-17 vote. A two thirds majority vote is required in both houses to override a veto. Sponsors said the Bill would have stopped 95 percent of the abortions in Idaho outlawing the procedure except in cases of severe fetal deformity or in restricted cases of rape and incest or when a woman a life or health is in danger. Court to act quickly on Flag burning Case Washington up a the supreme court agreed Friday to decide the constitutionality of an anti Flag buying Law enacted by Congress last year and to Issue a ruling before its summer recess. The court will hear the Case on an emergency basis a move that guarantees it will be decided in plenty of time to become an Issue in the fall congressional elections. The courts action in two cases from Washington state and the District of Columbia was announced following the courts usual Friday conference. In a three paragraph order the justices set arguments in the Case for May 14, a month after the courts regular session for Oral arguments ends. According to court officials the last time the supreme court set such a rare special session was in june 1981, when the justices heard arguments testing the legality of the Iran hostage Deal. The Bush administration had sought immediate review of the constitutionality of the Flag Protection act of 1989, which was passed in anger Over a jute 1989 supreme court ruling that burning the Flag As a political protest is a constitutionally protected form of free speech. The 5-4 ruling in a Case from Texas sparked a controversy that saw president Bush push for an amendment to the Constitution. Instead Congress passed the Flag Protection act. A dead zone provision Cut from clean air Bill Washington up a the Senate resolving a a a misunderstanding Friday removed the a dead zone provision from the clean air Bill that would have allowed factory operators to buy out neighbouring Homes to meet toxic air emission standards. By voice vote senators agreed to an amendment by sen. Albert Gore d-tenn., eliminating the controversial provision which environmentalists charged would have led to the creation of Urban no Many a lands so Industry could continue spewing out potentially deadly Levels of pollution. In a statement Gore said his amendment a makes Clear to the polluters that they can to just buy their Way out of a problem or buy out a neighbourhood to create a Moat around their surprisingly there was virtually no debate Over the change with Gore making Only limited remarks and Senate leaders readily agreeing to take out the provision even though it was pail of the Compromise clean air Bill they worked out with the administration. The leadership has z a Alou sly opposed other proposals backed by environmentalists warning that any major modifications to the Compromise could prompt president Bush to veto clean air legislation. Chateau sold today is the final Day for Harold Brownie Brown left As owner of the chateau 226 North main St. Wayne Suever of 404 West fourth St will take Over monday As new owner. Brown said it was time to retire so he and his wife Elizabeth can a travel and take life he has owned the chateau for 30 years. Chateau changes ownership after 30 years the chateau 226 North main St., will be changing ownership. Today is the final Day Harold Brownie and Elizabeth Brown will operate the business. Wayne and Grace Suever of 404 West fourth St will take Over ownership of the chateau monday. A i decided to sell because of old age a Harold Brown joked. A Actu ally we just wanted to take Lime off travel and take life easy. A it was just time to retire a he said. Wayne said he and Grace had talked about purchasing the business before Brownie decided to sell. A it was something we talked about that if the Opportunity Ever came up to buy it we would a Wayne said. Continued on Page 5 f

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