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Chronicle Telegram (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Elyria, Ohio Inside Story in to week Harold Pruett made the most of a second Chance and now he s starring in the the to version of the Best Selling s. E. Hinton novel. It s the cover Story in to week today. Encore in encore Steve Fogarty pre views this summer s flicks. As usual there la be a whole slew of them paced by the Long delayed Warren Beatty role As Dick Tracy Cleveland Candy is Sweet As tribe beats Seattle. Page do. Tribe is it sports columnist Greg Brinda thinks so Page do. Detroit executive pensions hot topic at annual pm shareholders meeting. Page c-7. Bids for the Washington Avenue Bridge project will be accepted for the second time on july 31. Page d-8. Ronald Charleton is found guilty of robbery. Page cd a shopper gobbles up More than in merchandise during a shopping spree at Rego s Stop a shop. Page b-4 the vice Chancellor of the University of South Carolina will be the commencement speaker at Baldwin Wallace College. Page d-4. A Mother finally finds much needed dental help for her son. Page c-1 Lorain the Mast of the . Arizona is headed to its final rest ing place Page c-3. A 74-year old Lorain woman is killed in a Baumhart Road traffic Accident Page c-2. Jerusalem Israel rejects Calls for . Peace keeping Force. Page a-6. New York farm Bureau likes China Trade Extension. Page do Cleveland school Board buys Alfred Tutela s contract for Page a-6. Washington crime Bill in Trou ble. Page a-2. Washington Survey says Ameri cans sentimental Over the Penny. Page b-2. Washington . Health Secre tary Calls for ban on cigarette vending machines. Page b-2. Bridge business comics deaths c6 c7 e7 c2 editorial c4 Etc. C5 Garden b6-8 mid views c3 outdoor d6-7 sports dl-6 to c6 forecast Low tonight 55-60. High saturday around 70. Details on Page a-3. Casino vote Hopes look good7 prom 1oc3.1 wire Coorts and wire reports Columbus chances Are Good the Lorain Casino referendum will be on the november ballot despite opposition from horse racing interests according to a spokesman for Secretary of state Sherrod Brown. The proposed ballot Issue would Amend the Ohio Constitution to give Lorain residents the right to decide whether to build the state s first Casino. Lorain Developer Alan Spitzer is leading a let us vote Ohio Campaign to get the Issue on the november ballot. Spitzer has proposed a million Casino resort including restaurants shops a hotel and boat docks near the Mouth of the Black River. The group needs valid signatures 5 percent of which must come from voters in the 1986 gubernatorial election in 44 of Ohio s 88 counties. The group came up Short in 24 counties but took advantage of a 10-Day Grace period last month to gather More signatures. They Racetrack operators had attorneys looking Over the petitions. There were they challenged and there were petitions we ruled said Dwayne Pielech spokesman for the Secretary of state. But there is a Good Chance they la make the Pielech said once the counties validate the signatures his office will review them and should know by mid june if the proposal will make the ballot. Referring to of the petition efforts by county Spitzer said there was Little doubt the Issue would be on the ballot despite the Strong lobbying efforts from the horse racing Industry. It s he said. The horse racing boys were Able to get a number of petitions invalidated. Their argument is the gambling Dollar in Ohio is Fin Irp Columbus attorney n. Victor Goodman who represents the horse racing Industry was not available to comment thursday. A mail Survey conducted May 12-17 by the Columbus dispatch showed 41 percent of respondents favored the Casino proposal 46 percent opposed it and 13 percent were not sure. In addition to the Racetrack owners Spitzer said fundamentalist christians also Are provid ing Strong opposition to the Issue. If i could sit Down with each voter i could get 80 he said. Realistically if people could hear about it through a mass communication Only about 30 percent would be against if a Casino is approved by Lorain voters and built a state gaming commission would Over see its operation for three years. With a positive review from the gaming commission the bal lot proposal would allow voters in Cleveland Columbus Cincin Nati Dayton Steubenville Toledo and Youngstown to con Sider building additional casinos. Blast in lab Sparks new Iowa probe by Steve Fogarty it staff writer Cleveland the sister of Clayton Hartwig says her brother is vindicated following a new congressional report which shows that friction May have caused the blast that killed 47 sailors aboard the Iowa april hearings scheduled to begin today on Capitol Hill Are expected to reveal that Federal lab tests of elements found on parts of the exploded gun Turret of the Iowa have determined no conclusive evidence of an explosive device having been placed inside the Turret by Clayton Hartwig the Pentagon said thursday it was reopening the investigation and ordering an end to the firing of 16-Inch guns aboard All battleships after the unexplained ignition of bags of Gunpowder Dur ing testing at Sandia National Laboratory in new Mexico i consider this a total said Hartwig s sister Kathy Kubicina. A gunner s mate aboard the battleship Iowa Hartwig 25, has been the focus of Navy investigators who concluded last september he most probably caused the deadly explosion that claimed the lives of 47 sailors including himself during seagoing firing exercises of the battleship s massive 16-Inch guns. The Navy s announcement that the investigation was reopened came the Day before the Gen eral accounting office Congress watchdog Agency was to release a report on the investigation and conclusions. The Gao report based on testing at Sandia was expected to show there was no conclusive evidence that a Detonator device was placed Between Gunpowder bags igniting Gunpowder and creating a huge fireball at one of the ship s gun turrets. Turn to Page a-6 Navy faces lawsuit by Hartwigs by Steve Fogarty it staff writer Avon Lake attorney Kreig Brusnahan said he is finalizing a claim to be filed against the Navy for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress upon the family of Sailor Clayton Hartwig during the past year. While declining to say How much Money he will seek in damages Brusnahan said it will be substantial and in excess of the claim which is expected to be filed within 90 Days is being brought under provi Sions of the Federal tort claims act that permits lawsuits against government agencies in limited Circum stances. According to Brusnahan the Navy May choose to accept or deny the claim or move to negotiate a settlement to avoid a court Battle. The service has been so Dis credited Here that it would be to its Benefit to accept the claim or move to Compromise and negotiate a said Brusnahan. Kowa Bunga dudes c Sci apr Derek Durbin shouts at the video screen while playing teenage mutant ninja turtles at the Grafton firemen s carnival thursday. The carnival held at Park runs through the Holiday weekend. State wetlands could stifle county growth i by Glen Miller it staff writer Elyria a nearly completed inventory of wetlands in Lorain county could severely restrict residential commercial and Industrial growth by making development More expensive a state official said today. Absolutely this is a real pos said Joseph j Sommer director of the Ohio department of natural resources. Ohio has lost about 95 percent of its wet lands and we re not going to lose any More if we can help he said mapping of wetlands in the county is 90 percent com plete and is expected to be finished by fall. On site inspections of wetlands areas located by satellites will be completed in about four months Sommer said. Questions about wetlands threaten to delay or make the construction of the North South corridor and the Extension of the Elyria Industrial Parkway More expensive. Several builders and realtors have said the Issue also could limit new residential construction especially in growth areas such As Avon Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake where some wet lands exist. There Are provisions for Pur chasing land to replace wetlands in areas where there is no other alternative or its development a priority Sommer said. This could make development More costly or builders May have to change their Sommer said. It s a Factor that developers and builders Are going to have to Deal with from now som Mer said. A number of developers have contacted . Rep. Don Pease a Oberlin because they Are concerned about the effect the state s and Federal wetlands Laws will have on development projects in the county said Peg o Laughon a spokeswoman for Pease s Washington office. Pease was unavailable for comment but o Laughon said the congressman has sought reassurance that Survey is being done a Way that developers and local officials will be Able to get information about areas that will be regulated by wetlands Laws. Pending completion of the mapping project the Ohio department of natural resources will talk with i divid of urls about specific parcels land o Laughon said the study is part of the presi Dent George Bush s Effort to pre vent the destruction of wetlands nationwide Sommer said it is being done with the help of the state s wildlife and soil conservation divisions in con Junction with a separate Survey by the army corps of engineers the Federal Agency responsible for wetlands preservation the state s study will be completed by october 1991 and will be More detailed than the corps of Engineer Sommer said sex cop convicted in drug Case floridian gets 26-90-year prison sentence letter kiwanis Peanut Sale Barry Hubbard 10, helps Mike Warden of consolidated title co., and Melinda Billings of Northern savings and loan bag and Staple packets of peanuts for the Elyria kiwanis annual Peanut Sale which takes place today and saturday at several Elyria stores. Proceeds will be used for College scholarships special olympics and safety town. By Julie Wallace it staff writer Elyria a former Miami Beach police officer was sentenced to 26-90 years in prison after a jury found him guilty thursday of being the middleman in a drug ring that imported cocaine from Florida to Lorain county. Lorain county common pleas court judge Lynett Mcgough imposed the sentence against Murray Brown 40, stipulating that Brown must serve at least 10 years of the sentence. He was convicted of one count attempted aggravated drug trafficking two counts of drug trafficking and one count engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity after the jury deliberated less than an hour. Mcgough imposed fines total ing for the two drug trafficking convictions and ordered Brown to pay the Cost of prosecution including the expenses involved in flying wit Nesses and police officers from Florida to testify at the two Day trial. Following the verdict chief assistant county prosecutor Jonathan Rosenbaum commended All Law enforce ment agencies involved in the he estimated that the prosecutor s office spent to prepare the Case citing alone in air plane fares. Defense attorney Michael camera who represented Brown said he believed the sen tence was consistent with that imposed for Terry Bragg of South Amherst who the prosecution contends was the ringleader of the conspiracy. Murray Brown Bragg who has not been for Mally sentenced will spend a minimum of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to eight counts of aggravated drug trafficking and one count engaging turn to Page a-6 v v v. I

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