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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Elyria, Ohio
Byre 0, sat mar i a-3 Best Friend Gacy told me he could fake insanity Chicago up mass sex Mur Der suspect John Wayne Gacy s Best Friend says Gacy told him he could fool any psychiatrist into believing he was insane and thus get away with murder Gacy s sanity has become the key Issue in his trial on charges of killing More people than any other person in u s history Gacy a 37-year-old building contractor is accused of killing 33 boys and Young men during a seven year period prosecution expert wit Nesses have testified Gacy who has a Superior in tried to pretend he had multiple personalities to Lay the groundwork for his own insanity defense they also have said some psychological tests used by defense psychiatrists who judged Gacy legally insane were easy to fake i know John Gays not crazy said Ronald e Rohde a Cement con tractor who often worked with him he told me so he told me i could kill people and get away with it i can fool a psychiatrist any time i be been in prison i know the system and i can beat it " Rohde said Gacy who once served 18 months in an Iowa Pris of for sodomy also told him 111 Nev go Back to prison Rohde a Burh bearded Mil paced the Halls of the criminal courts building thursday Asje waited for Gacy s trial to resume i be known John for 6 years i be worked with John i be gotten drunk with John and he Nerer slipped John is smart John is Clever i would never underestimate him the is a con artist of the first degree Rohde said he stuck by Gacy for More than a week he was under 24 hour police Lance in the disappearance of a places police tars followed Gac to Rohde s. Home but Kohide said he put up with the aggravation because Gacs told him the polite were to veg to Frame him for Mur Der he said was a such a Biag Gart that he could not believe him when Jacv came to his Home the Dav of his arrest sobbed on his shoulder and said 1 be come to Sav Goodby to my Best Friend Ron 1 be been a bad to i be killed id people give 01 take a few Rohde earlier testified about that Dav dec1 1978 for the prose Tut Ion he said he asked to Tell him the truth about the missing Bov and told him that if he did t he would find out the truth and testify lit looked my in the Faie and lied to me Rohde and 1 testified Tor the state 1 liked John 1 went to i is leg is with John worked together i did f ivors for John and John did Fivos Loi me lint John used people 1 int to know a Vittli How bulls Lohu used nit Rohde said he w As surprised w Hen oat v called him in july 1979 from Cook county jail told him he was a celeb nov and asked him to be a trustee of said Ron 1 m coming into a lot of Money i m Gonna have a Book 1 in Gonna have a movie i in Gonna have a film i want Vou to la my trustee Rohde said Laty smiles at him e i h d Ivas he Nettis the Tomt Tooni hut he cannot smile hat k he should gel the Thair Rohde s us 1 should make n example of him gop hopefuls Cross fingers in . Primary Columbia Scupi Ronald Reagan John Connally and George Bush seek a political beachhead in the South today in the first presiden tial primary m the history of South Carolina the primary first in the South this year is considered a make or break election for Connally and could Send the Winner into next tuesday s contests in Florida Georgia and Ala Bama with renewed momentum the Campaign scarred by charges of vote buying in Black wards ended late Friday night As Reagan and Connally completed Marathon politicking with air and bus Tours around the state Bush who started late and spent less time in the state than his Chal lengers scheduled one last Stop in Aiken Early in the Day before joining Connally and Reagan in Florida even Veteran political observers conceded there was no Way to predict the outcome of the election the weather was expected to be warm with rain and thunderstorms a poll conducted for realm gave Reagan 55 percent per cent and Bush 12 percent per cent undecided in a striking similarity Richard Norman Field coordinator for the Bush Campaign predicted Reagan would get 55 con Nally 25 percent and Bush a percent but Connally who Haj invested More time and Money in South Carolina than either or Bush exuded optimism As he toured the Urban areas of the state in a c Harte de Jet the tall texan said at a news i on Ference in Greenville 1 frankly think we Are going to Tarry the state i really do later in Columbia Connall downgraded his expectation by Refus ing to go beyond a statement that 1 feel Good about the outcome pressed on his earlier claim Connally said i get exuberant sometimes Bush said if i do better than what has been anticipated which has not been much Foi Sou h n i it would be a Hig plus Foi me on 1hf Fyk of the voting few in South Carolina were willing to venture a Predit lion on the pin Niiva Experiment they c item the unc Erta ties 11 eat de by the fact that democrats can vote in the gop primary and that tin state has never held an Elet lion on a saturday estimates of the turnout ranged from 80 000 200 000 the South Carolina primary will give the Winner an initial Triumph South of the Mason Divon line in Elet Tion year 1080 hut the important e could be in the momentum gained for the Floi Ida Alabama and Georgia primaries next like Day m stake an 21 delegates seven it luge and three Toi eat h of Hie state s six congressional distil to Pleie has been a i mining fight Between the Connally and hush Camps t entered on charges Connally was passing out walking Money to get Bracks to i he polls Connally priday labelled those charges hush Imp Ign smear Tat lit s dog Cycle As temperatures reached the mid forties in Central Pennsylvania thursday this Man brought his motorcycle out of the garage and decided his dog would like a ride too. Up Stafford convicted of 3 murders faces 3 More Purcell okla up convicted murderer Roger Dale Stafford was scheduled to return to court St Patrick s Day for formal imposition of three More death sentences the 28-year-old Alabama drifter was found guilty Friday on three charges of first degree murder and sentenced to die on each charge for the june 1978 shoot ing deaths of an air Force family of three from san Antonio Texas Stafford already had been sentenced to death by drug injection for each of six murders in an Oklahoma City Steakhouse he was convicted last fall of herding the six into a meat locker at the restaurant and shooting them the jury of seven men and five women deliberated about an hour and 35 minutes Friday before finding Stafford guilty of murdering tech sgt Melvin Lorenz 38, his wife tech sgt Linda Lorenz 32, and Lorenz son Richard 12, during a Roadside robbery South of Pur cell okla the panel spent another hour and 15 minutes in choosing the three death penalties Over life imprisonment uniroyal tire recall is 2nd largest Ever Washington up the uniroyal tire co is recalling an estimated 2 million steel belted radial tires because of an alleged safety related defect it is the Sec Ond largest tire recall in history uniroyal said Friday it would recall the passenger car tires and Exchange them for new ones As part of a settlement with the National traffic safety administration which said some of the tires contained a safety related defect while in our judgment no injuries or major property damage had resulted from any defects in these tires and none had been proven uniroyal is taking this course of action to alleviate consumer concern and avoid the costs of continued proceedings with the National Highway traffic safety a uroyal spokesman Sare m new York but Nysta administrator Joan Saybrook said tests had shown the tires could be dangerous it is she said that the tires being recalled by uniroyal have experienced an unacceptable rate of failure and a Large number of these failures involved separations of the tire s tread and belts which can be very dangerous the Firestone tire and rubber co ordered the larg est Ever recall of tires in 1978, involving 10 million Firestone 500 steel belted radial tires Stafford sat Stone faced ind silent when the verdicts were read Friday District judge Kenneth love set for Mal sentencing for March 17, and defense attorney j Malone Brewer said the convictions would be appealed Brewer asked the jurors to remember the testimony of six former co workers of Stafford All of whom said Stafford was on the Job at a Tulsa okla factory the Day of the slayings but Stafford s estranged wife Verna testified she watched her husband shoot the after Melvin refused to hand Over his Wallet mrs Stafford who has not been charged in connection with the slayings said she pretended to have car trouble and flagged Down the mrs Stafford testifying against her husband in his trial for the restaurant murders said she watched Stafford and his brother Harold who died in a motor Cycle Accident july 1978, shoot the six sirloin stockade workers the Loren sayings occurred three weeks before the july 16, 1078 Steak House shootings in Oklahoma City afghan regime drafts to fight moslem rebels new Delhi India up the afghan govern ment has issued a draft tall to bolster its defection racked army that May see action in a massive Spring push against moslem rebels battling the soviet backed regime radio Kabul announced Friday night that All eligible afghans 21 years old and Over must in port for possible military duty by Marc h 15 the broadcast by the official afghan radio mom stored in new Delhi said the draftees would be tailed on to fill a variety of military duties special attention should be drawn to completing the formation of the hat tie Force Border units polite units the radio said the draft Call Lent credibility to reports that the regime of president Babrak Karmal and the soviet forces in the country were preparing for an All out Spring offensive against the moslem rebels the draft Call said those persons at least ?1 years of age who do not have deferments should be tailed up for military service in the armed Fortes the police and the work forces afghan rebels and Western officials in Peshawar Pakistan reported soviet troops were moving into Posi Tion for a Spring offensive against the moslem insurgent Fortes diplomats in Peshawar 40 Miles East of the afghan Frontier said soviet made helicopter gunships had violated pakistani air space m the area used As a staging ground for rebel Fortes it m in be the soviets arc preparing to use helicopter gunships to pursue the rebels across the Frontier one diplomatic source said this would be extremely serious for the rebels who c Ross into the Northwest fron tier Region to regroup and rest before going Back into Afghanistan the afghan army has been hard hit by desertions believed protesting the soviets move into the nation afghan rebels and diplomats monitoring develop mints in Afghanistan have reported mass defections by government troops who often join the insurgents and bring weapons to the guerrillas a moslem rebel spokesman said fierce fighting was continuing in Afghanistan s northeastern Kunar prove a where a major soon a military drive was under Way a spokesman for hit Isla Iru n be i group in Peshawar Sud the in to Lak Tro of Kunar province As a base to suppress insurgent activity in the restive the soviets also have Steppe d up in bar and Paglia provinces in Eastern Afghanistan supported by attacks by Miff 2 Jet fighters and helicopter gunships the spokesman said indic if Syria ready to confront Israel Kuwait up Syfan troops Are ready to con front Israel president Hie Assad said in an interview published today i he also defended his Jovern rent s decision to with draw some of the Syria troops stationed in Lebanon and said the move Vas triggered by regional developments Syria will not hesitate to confront Israel it will also not surrender to any pressures threats or even israeli military Assal told the newspaper Al Rai Al Aam syrian officials Alrey have accused Israel of plan Ning a major military offensive they said the attack also will be aimed Agai Fet the palestinian guerillas soviets hold chess match Velden Austria up soviet chess grand Mas Ter Tigran Petrosian and soviet defector Victor Korrah Noi meet in a hate match today across a table with a partition underneath to keep the two russians apart the Korchnoy Petrosian tussle is the first of the four qualifying matches of the so called candidates Tournai hid i will icat id Pic win id m to be played in 1981 against world title Holder Anatoly Karpov of the soviet Union matches Between Korchnoy 48, who defected from Russia in 1976, and staunch communist Petrosian have come close to fistfights the Persona enmity flared in Public for the first time at a match in the soviet Black sea resort of Odessa in 1974 two years before Korr Hanoi defer Ted while on tour in the Netherlands French mesdames ignore Boycott Paris up i renew feminist groups urged women to skip work forego make up smiles suggestive clothes and even sex in a one Day strike to sex Ual discrimination few Femme a responded i think the Wherle Ide a was ridiculous Paris office worker Maryelle Clavier Slomberg said of the Call for the strike Friday there s certainly sexual Disen Mina Tion in France but not putting lipstick or not making love is no Way to Call attention to the problem the Organ was of the strike suggested women appear late at work or not show up at All forget about housework and devote time to the my Ives but no usual absences of female workers were reported at department stores and other businesses around pans Tito remains grave on dialysis prime rate rises to j8 percent a Jujuana Yugoslavia Cupi president Yosip Titos condition remains grave and the official medical bulletin today confirmed the 87 year old Leader still is being treated with an artificial kidney machine medical bulletins most of the past week reported Tito s condition As stable at least for the time being the general health condition of president Tito is still today s bulletin said As the function of the kidney has not been restored artificial kidney dialysis treatment continues to of applied other measures of intensive treatment Are also being undertaken new York a business borrowing costs con fire it Tri Armsy y a rate rec by As much As three quarters of a Point to a record 18 per at one major Bank and to 17% percent at most others Bankers and economists attributed the rate spiral to Money tightening by the Federal acting to curb 18 percent a year inflation and to a borrowing surge by businesses fearing higher rates or the imposition of credit controls by the government i think there s a speculative surge5 going said Bob Sinche an economist at the brokerage House of Bear Stearns co
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