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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Elyria, Ohio Inside Story in to week actor Peter Bergman com ing soon to the front Row talks with our Shannon jew Ell about How he got torpedoed on All my children and has bounced Back in the role of Jack Abbott on the Young and the rest Hal Back Hal Holbrook comes Back to his native Northeast Ohio to Star As King under the direction of another area boy who made Good Loram s Gerald Freedman. Also in encore artist Michael Blaser brings his talented Brush to the port of Cleveland and the great lakes museum. A preview of the All electric tour of Homes. A special Section. Mcglin Agte wealthy suburbs were key to passage of sin Page by. Big gusts winds take Down Trees lines in Lorain Cuya hoga Page cd 1. Beverly Hills Sammy Davis or. Near death. Page a-4. Outdoors something new Start ing today a weekly map showing Lake Erie s fishing hot spots. You la find it on Page c-7. Sports Minneapolis tribe blows another Lead loses 3-2. Page c-2. Cuya hoga school Board will provide transportation for West Side students going to Parkside Junior High. Page by. Index auctions Bridge business b6 Etc. B5 56 Garden c8-11 b7 mid views cd 1 comics d7 outdoor c6-7 b5 s c2.6 deaths b2 editorial b4 to b6 Breezy Low tonight in the mid 405. Rain saturday. High 60-65. Details on Page a-3. Mall fire damage million Conrad gutted winds shift Blaze from other stores by Steve Novak and Jeff Mohrman it staff writers Elyria High winds both helped and Hurt firefighters battling a Blaze of undetermined origin that destroyed the con Rad s Goodyear service Center at Midway mall thursday. Damage was estimated at million. No one was injured although thick smoke from Burn ing tires forced the evacuation of several nearby stores including a Rini Rego supermarket and tied up traffic in mall area. Elyria firefighters were called out at 2 20 . When employees smelled smoke at the tire Center. The phone lines and the com Puter went Down. That s when we knew there was said Brian Shorosky assistant manager of the store. Investigators said the fire started near the South Wall of a second floor storage area. All the tires were up Shorosky said. The Guys in the parts department smelled he said. The fire could have been caused by something electrical or maybe by someone smoking up said assistant fire chief Greg Castle. But right now the cause is going to remain under a Strong Southwest wind kept the flames from spreading to the adjoining business establish ments on the Midway Boulevard strip said fire department capt. Larry Fosse us the wind helped blow it across and away from the other Fosse us said. Without that wind we would have had a lot of while the High winds kept the fire from spreading it also made it difficult for firefighters to quench the Blaze it the wind pushed the fire Krebs smoke Billows from the roof of the Goodyear 1 ire Center As firefighters Cut through. Across the roof helping it he said Castle said the fire was fanned when the second floor storage area collapsed and tires and other paraphernalia on the main floor caught fire. We had burning tires under the debris and that kept things going for a Castle said. Castle said a total of 56 Elyria firefighters battled the Blaze and units from the Lorain and North Ridgeville fire departments stood by in Case they were needed Castle said the fire was under control within an hour but some fire department units stayed on the scene until nearly 9 . To make sure that tires and other debris did t rekindle another Blaze preliminary estimates stated there was damage to the Conrad building and to its contents. Tire Center employees were Able to remove All vehicles from the service Bays before the fire spread there and firefighters were Able to get containers of acetylene and Brake fluid out of the building. Castle said there was an undetermined amount of smoke dam age done to stores located in an adjacent strip of shops including the Rini Rego supermarket Whitehouse uniforms City loan waterbed Emporium and the administrative offices of the mall. Castle said a More specific damage estimate would Proba Bly be released next week. It Janis Exner firefighters Stream of water at Blaze Koop to headline Locc series Reagan possible by Steve Fogarty it staff writer Elyria former sur Geon general c. Everett Koop will be the Kickoff speaker for the 10th anniversary of Lorain county Community College s award winning prominent american lecture series but the College is still negotiating with former president Ronald Reagan As a possible seventh speaker Dean of students Richard Mellott said Reagan s office said he has no scheduling beyond Koop fab Ray August 1, and we will be Given very serious Koop will bring his direct out spoken manner to the Stocker Center stage As the opening speaker oct. 22. Olsen Koop will be followed by Ruth Westheimer the diminutive new York City psychologist who became an overnight Media Dar Ling with her radio and Cable to Call in programs on which she Gossett Westheimer Moreno discusses sexual problems in a Frank but humorously disarming fashion. Due to ongoing negotiations Over a to contract no Date has been firmed up for the appear Ance of or. According to Locc Dean of students Richard Mellott who announced the 1990-91 lineup. Nanette fab Ray whose life Long stage and screen career has evolved into a role As spokes woman for the handicapped is slated As the series third speaker Jan actor Louis Gossett or vill be the series fourth speaker on turn to Page a-4 Burger . Needs to educate inmates by Steve Fogarty it staff writer Elyria Warren Burger believes the people sit Ting in America s prisons deserve the time resources and Money it will take to make sure they never wind up behind bars again this is not from compassion it is hard nosed self interest on our Burger told a capacity Stocker Center Audi ence thursday night where the former chief Justice of the . Supreme court closed out Lorain county Community col lege s 1989-90 prominent Ameri can lecture series. Given the tripling of prison inmates from the time of a land Mark crime report done during the presidency of Lyndon Johnson Burger stressed the need to educate prison inmates Many of whom Are functionally illiterate and train them for gainful employment. Let s face it most of them will come out someday and what will we do with them said Burger 83. Speaking in a quiet yet authoritative voice Burger s unassuming manner belies a career crowned by a 16-year tenure As chief Justice during which he presided Over far reaching historical decisions that included busing to end racial segregation in schools. Making repeated references to the Model prison systems of scandinavian countries that release inmates Back into society As productive citizens Burger said the . Must decide whether the hundreds of millions of dollars needed for new prisons will erect human Ware houses or factories and schools with fences around while the . Penal system must begin to treat inmates with greater dignity Burger made it Clear he does not favor coddling convicts. I m not suggesting a country club atmosphere at he said. There Are still enough free Doms taken away that people know where they in related topics Burger said worker crushes toe on Ford Nissan Job Barth Warren Burger prisoners should be treated with dignity but not coddled. The jobs of prison guards must be upgraded with better pay and training. Guards need to understand prisoners As human beings and not just know How to swing in response to a question about the death penalty Burger said the years Long lapse turn to Page a-4 by Lawrence Budd it staff writer Avon Lake two construction workers were treated at St. Joseph s Hospital and health Center for injuries suffered thursday while working on the expansion at Ford motor co s Ohio truck Plant. John Garry 59, a pipe fitter from Concord was treated at the Hospital for a broken left toe crushed about 8 . Friday according to reports. Earlier Mark Stamper 25, of Mansfield was treated for a bruised shoulder suffered in a fall during construction on the expansion that will House the billion Ford Nissan joint Ven Ture in the past four months three people have been killed in Falls while working on the expansion numerous others have been injured. Safety concerns have been an Issue at the Job site since the project began last june. We keep emphasizing safety and have periodic meetings with subcontractors working at the project said Bill Carroll regional Public affairs manager for Ford. More than construction workers walked off the Job in protest of safety conditions in Early february and returned Only after subcontractors agreed to provide an on site ambulance service until new emergency response phone lines could be installed the Federal occupational safety and health administration issued 269 safety citations april 24 against 46 of the 71 con tractors working on the expansion of the Ohio Ford truck Plant the citations accompanied by fines totalling were issued to 46 contractors follow ing a two month investigation Ford itself was cited for three violations. To Date four of the 46 Ford contractors that were cited for safety violations have elected to Appeal

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