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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Harrisonburg, Virginia In the Valley working it out Hospital need real nervous 21 26 u weather rain 186 40 pages May 4332702 2s cents Augusta county storm kills two screeching wind rips buildings by Jeff Mellott and Jim Hankey new record staff writers new record photo by Allen Lytten Augusta Springs residents Survey storm damage at general Augusta Springs a Wall of wind that sounded like trains ripped through Augusta county Friday killing two people and injuring several the two deaths both occurred at Pete of Swoope and an unidentified Man died in the a total of seven people were treated at Kings daughters Hospital and three others were treated at Waynesboro memorial spokespersons for the hospitals the storm also struck the sleepy Community of Augusta demolishing two trailers and damaging several including a Small five people in the Community were injured by flying debris and a collapsing Chimney and transported to Kwh in staun ton by units from Staunton Augusta and Craigsville Augusta emergency Crews from Goshen also arrived and were placed on Virginia state police and the Augusta county sheriffs department responded to the Community to help control traffic and provide Security for the More state police were called in from sur rounding the storm in Augusta Springs destroyed two took the roof off a broke the windows out of a general destroyed a portion of a Brick Community and lifted a Church from its found at least five families were left homeless by the Community members responded with food and drinks for the Vic and cleanup Crews began working immediately after the the red Cross set up its Headquarters in neighbouring set Page 2 latvians approve Independence vote touches off mass celebrations in Baltic Republic a latvian lawmakers voted for Independence Friday but plotted a More cautious break from the soviet Union than neighbouring latvians greeted the declaration of Independence with a chorus of the republics traditional Anthem and dancing in the the 1380 parliamentary 50 years after Moscow seized the three Baltic states on the soviets Western put Latvia on a similar secessionist path with Lithuania and unlike Lithuania Independence declaration of March the vote by Latvia supreme soviet called for a gradual break with the soviet latvian president Anatoly Gorbunov said he was already thinking about the next step negotiations with everything is he this is Only the very Gorbunov later was asked at a news conference what reaction he expected from the he said he could not predict what Moscow would but he added that the latvian government had tried to make it Clear in the declaration that there is no cause to close the door on dialogue and Start setting fifty seven ant Independence lawmakers ref used to cast even the measure had no problem achieving the two thirds majority needed for after the was latvians and outside the till broke into a chorus of bless the republics traditional a cheering crowd showered emerging lawmakers with pansies and the deputies also voted to drop the words soviet socialist from the republics making it simply the Republic of i waited my whole life for said Lima who said she remembered when Latvia was forcibly annexed by Joseph Stalin in i i always she said tear the proposed by the pro Independence latvian Peoples front that dominates the proclaimed the Start of an unspecified period of transition to full in in the it Calls for negotiations with the neighbouring Republic of Estonia took a Sim Ilar step March which declared full Independence seven weeks is now suffering a Kremlin imposed economic blockade of natural Gas and other raw Friday tens of thousands of people gathered on the Banks of Rigas Daugava Long a National Symbol for associated press Arch Moore Moore gains in popularity a former Arch Moore is More popular now than in his last 18 months in office despite his agreement to plead guilty to Federal corruption according to the West Virginia poll released twice As Many West virginians think Moore did a better Job As governor than Gaston Caperton is doing the poll 81 percent of West virginians think Moore should go to Federal prison and nearly a fifth of them say he should get the maximum 36 the poll the West Virginia poll is based on a Survey of 884 West virginians by Telephone Between april 25 and april More than two weeks after Moore was indicted and agreed to plead guilty to five Federal counts of mail tax fraud and obstruction of the West Virginia poll is con ducted for the associated the Charleston daily mail and is Azov by Ryan samples research of it has a margin of error of plus or minus Kirtles Kin face charges arrests made in alleged car rental sales scam operation by Eric Gorton new record staff writer family members of a Man charged with capital murder in Rockingham county were charged thursday for their alleged roles in a Hanover count based car rental sales scam that also operated in a Hanover county prosecutor said Doug a son of Benjamin Kirtley was arrested in Harrisonburg on Hanover county War rants and charged with three counts of grand larceny and one count of Hanover assistant commonwealths attorney Seward Mcghee Benjamin Kirtley is charged with capital murder and two counts of first degree murder in connection with the shooting deaths of his Mary and Horace 1 near in authorities arrested Paul a brother of Benjamin Kirtley and charged him with six counts of grand the prosecutor Glenda wife of Doug was expected to turn herself in to the Hanover county sheriffs department Mcghee who is facing seven counts of grand had not turned herself in by Friday a magistrate at the Hanover county jail also arrested in Harrisonburg and charged with one count of grand larceny was Caroline Mcghee the arrests in Harrisonburg were made at the groups office on Erickson police also seized business records from the Harrison Burg Mcghee the size of the operation is unknown and the Harrisonburg connection was recently Mcghee its like we just opened up Pandora Mcghee urged anyone having any dealings with the group to Contact the Harrisonburg police depart the Rockingham county sheriffs the Hanover county sheriffs department or the Virginia state i Hope no one in Harrisonburg has been Hurt by the Mcghee the arrests made thursday were in connection with activity in Hanover county an investigation of the group by the Hanover county sheriffs department and the Virginia state police is Mcghee and More charges Are pending against those already a Harrisonburg Rockingham county commonwealths attorney Bruce Morris is he the group operated under at least five different names Commonwealth management systems Piedmont management and marketing cams cams leasing and Vesuvius Mcghee see Page 2 new record photo by Allen Lytten Mindy Garber and her students display 1313s Lucky number for Verona quiz kids staff maybe 13 int an unlucky number after a Verona elementary school team of fifth graders scored Points april 25 to win the statewide quiz an hour Long test of and other the eight person Verona team missed two of 100 they placed first out of 24 fifth Grade teams com and third in the when 79 fifth and sixth Grade teams scores were several members of the Verona team said the questions were kind of and the hard part of the Competition was beating the Verona fifth graders took a test similar to the quiz bowl format to get on the said teacher Mindy Craig was surprised his team had the Winn ing score because he expected stiff Competition from other Tina was proud of her teams accomplishment because till give recognition to her the other members of the team Are Nathan 11 David 9 Ben 11 Kevin 10 Christie 11 and nuclear defense president Bush says nuclear weapons must continue to play a key role in safeguarding there Are few lessons so Clear in history As Pursuit of peace the South african government and the Afri can National Congress say they will work together for the first time to Stop violence and Clear the Way for talks on ending White minority audit argument Virginia Republican leaders squabble Over the accuracy of an audit committee report that sharply criticized the party handling of its obituaries Mary Mildred Darnell Hill overcomes a sprained ankle and races to four firs place Page 22 area news business al 14 classified ads comics crossword editorials movies Skyline j8 j7 j8 8 h 17 sports lawyers big fee irks judge Roanoke a a Federal judge is taking a Richmond Law firm to court for allegedly charging a woman to plead her guilty to an immigration Law in an order released District judge James Turk said he wants a Federal magistrate in Charlottesville to determine if Carpenter and Crosby broke the states code of conduct for Turk ordered magistrate Waugh Crigler to determine whether the fee charged to Mabel a 60yearold Cumberland county was excessive and in fee arrangements traditionally Are strictly a private matter be tween attorneys and but Turk has said he is growing concerned about the amount of Money some attorneys Are charging for relatively minor Ruthkowski pleaded guilty in Roanoke Federal court in october 1989 to violating immigration Laws by faking migrant worker Docu ments to help pakistani citizens re main in the United states under an amnesty Turk placed Ruthkowski on two years of probation and ordered her to perform 100 hours of Community most of Ruthkowski co defendants were represented by court appointed attorneys from two of the main code Fen wants received sentences of one year and a most of the others were fined less than or released on two of the other attorneys in the Case said they received fees of less than Turk imposed no Fine on Ruthkowski after her Ray said she had no the judge became enraged when he Learned Ruthkowski had no Money because she had to sell her cows and mortgage her 25acre farm to pay Carpenter a she said she did so because she was told she might be sent to Turk threatened in open court to file an ethics violation complaint with the state bar unless Carpenter agreed to return half of the Turk then told Ruthkowski she had paid for practically you could have done just As Well on your own without an he David senior partner in carpenters said the fee was fair and that his firm would not return any of Carpenter said the fee was not what Ruthkowski but he refused to reveal what it

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