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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Elyria, Ohio Thursday rain. High of so today. A4 no Bull cars beat Chicago at Home 107-93 sports d1 moving time Grafton officials head into new Village Hall local and state c1 chronicle e e g r m 44 pages Elyria Ohio 350 today chronicle sneak peek the High school wrestling season starts today. Sports d5 coaching change Clearview football coach Rocky Hammond is out of a Job. Sports d1 inside appealing idea opponents of Jerry Bishop s plan to build 221 single family Homes have filed a letter of Appeal to a historical preservation office. Local and state c1 careful watch the 6-year-old boy at the Center of an International debate is under guard while Cuba and the . Fight Over where he should reside. World a10 Call Home Many eds parents Are upset because officials would not let their children use the phone after a bomb scare. Local and state c1 no Luck rescuers Are still looking for any sign of 6 firefighters who perished in a warehouse fire. A9 you can email the chronicle at ect9ohlo.net visit our web site at the site is updated monday through Friday. It is Best vie ived yith netscape 4.0 or a frames compatible browser Index accent c3 Horoscope f4 Bridge f4 lottery a4 business 07-8 oped c5 classified d11 opinion c4 comics f4 people d10 dear Abby c3 sports d1-7 deaths c2 to d10 the chronicle uses recycled newsprint. W. River residents ready to rezone Laura Schneider the chronicle Telegram Elyria the commercial District along West River Road could grow if 11 homeowners who want to sell get their Way and the City agrees to rezone their properties. All 11 Homes which Are located on the East Side of West River Road across from the new mid Way Market Square shopping Center Are currently on the mar Ket. The homeowners have listed their properties with cobble Stone realty. The residents want out because see rezone a4 prime space residents across from the Midway Market Square Hope to sell their property for com Mercial develop ment. Chuck Humel chronicle Semi flips off Turnpike no serious injuries but residents Are worried about safety Jeff Mohrman the chronicle Telegram Elyria a tractor trailer hauling steel coils overturned and Slid 50 feet Down an embankment wednesday night along the Ohio Turnpike the Ohio Highway patrol said. The truck Driver suffered minor injuries and the wreck did not cause any traffic problems but the noise Shook up residents along Wesley Avenue. It sounded like somebody ripping a House said Tom Lehman As he studied the trac Tor trailer that wound up Only about 30 feet from his House. I came out Here to see what the Driver Ronald w Kennedy 58, of new Castle pa., was in stable condition at St. John West Shore Hospital in Westlake a Hospital spokesman said. This Guy is one of the Luckiest Guys i be seen in my said patrol trooper Mike Weber who got to the scene first. Mud splattered on parts of Lehman s House and garage from the Accident which happened about a mile East of the Turnpike s state route 57 exit. He and several other neighbors had called 9-1-1 about . Upon arriving at the scene Weber said he found Kennedy on his hands and Knees with half of his body in the cab. Weber said at first he thought Kennedy was trying to find someone else but found out Kennedy needed the help. He said my fingers Are Weber said. No one else was in the tractor trailer which knocked out about 150 feet of Guardrail. Bruce chronicle see Seul m Lucky Driver a Semi truck flipped Over the Ohio Turnpike Guardrail and rolled Down an embankment near Homes on Wesley Avenue wednesday. No one was seriously injured in the crash but residents fear it could happen again. Jury rules Martin Luther King or. Was conspiracy victim Memphis Tenn. A a jury hearing a lawsuit filed by the Rev. Martin Luther King or s family found wednesday that the civil rights Leader was the victim of a vast murder conspiracy not a Lone Assassin. The King family had sued Loyd Jowers a retired businessman who claimed six years ago that he paid someone other than James Earl Ray to kill King in Memphis in 1968. The family s lawyer claimed that the Fri Cia the mafia and the military were involved. The family wanted the jury to find evidence of a conspiracy and lend support to their Call for a new investigation into the killing. Prosecutors have Long said that they Are convinced Ray fired the fatal shot and that they could find no evidence anyone else was involved. The Kings asked for Only a Token amount in their wrongful death lawsuit. After three hours of deliberations the jury of six Blacks and six Whites awarded the family in damages. I m just so Happy to see that the people have King s son Dexter said. This is what we be always asked Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He spent the rest of his life claiming to be innocent and trying to get a trial. He died of liver disease last year Ray s guilty plea was upheld eight times by state and Federal courts. A congressional commit tee concluded in 1978 that Ray was the killer but that he May have had help before or after the see victim a4 Mother shocked by Yucka s murder Mcmillan the chronicle Elyria Janet sue bring talked to her daughter Kim Berly Yucka at 5 . Monday and everything seemed Fine. Yucka she told me she was getting ready to go shopping with her bring said. Just seven hours later. Bring was told that her daughter was fighting for her life at metro health medical Center in Cleve land. Bring rushed to metro health but did t make it there in time. Yucka died just before . Tuesday five minutes before bring arrived at the Hospital. It was awful. I Don t know How this could have bring said wednesday when they told me she had been injured i thought it was something that could be fixed. I was t prepared for what i was about to police received a 9-1-1 Call just before 9 . Monday from Yucka s apartment. A woman Likely Yucka was screaming for help. Police went to the apartment and found Yucka brutally beaten. She had an open head wound and broken Bones but was alive when police arrived and was taken to metro health. Police said Yucka s Boyfriend Oscar Santiago 19, admitted that he bludgeoned her to death with see Yucka a4 Ohio mayor suggests principals carry guns Gahanna Ohio a the school superintendent in this Columbus suburb said the police will be called to handle any disturbances at the schools not assistant principals carrying guns. Mayor Jim Mcgregor wrote a letter to superintendent Gregg Morris last sept. 21 suggesting that assistant principals carry guns. He told Morris the City also would offer training in combat arms and provide practice Mcgregor gave a copy of the letter to the Columbus dispatch for a Story wednesday after being asked about rumours of the proposal. Morris told the newspaper the proposal was rejected in septem Ber. We Are not interested in hav ing any armed assistant Princi he said. I got the letter. There were no meetings on it. If see guns a4

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