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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - February 27, 1991, Independence, Missouri 500wednesday, february 27,1991 Independence to Index spa their dear Abby 7 opinion 4 us Inomme 12 record 14 the weather wit be Tel Obs arabs 13,14 sports a we Tuff a a i i a thursday. 32 rages 2 Section Page 14 vol. 86, no. 234 thursday High 68 i Quot of tem Leader Tbs Lone senior on St. Mary a Girts basketball team is helping the team s playoff charge paged Voil fires causing Black rain 5 Chrisman stays alive 8 rods fighting gambling Bill 13 a w Quot a v Quot a the evening newspaper 1 lie examiner allies reject iraqis latest peace offer ., guard Armor clash by the associated press Kuwait City with iraqis shattered occupation army in chaotic flight Baghdad announced it was willing to drop All claims to Kuwait if the Allied assault would Only Stop. But deep inside rain darkened Iraq Forces and Saddam Hussein a Best troops were locked in a fierce tank Battle. Baghdad radio announced that in Exchange for a cease fire Iraq would accept . Resolutions declaring the annexation of Kuwait null and void and calling for documentation of human rights violations and assessment of economic damage to Kuwait. It also offered to free All prisoners of War after a cease fire. Britain immediately announced the offer was deficient because the iraqis had not agreed to All 12 . Resolutions. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwa Ter also said Iraq still fell a far Short of what a in a speech earlier today president Bush said a the liberation of Kuwait the country is almost the Effort to retake Kuwait City was in final stages. American tanks vanquished an iraqi unit at the City a Airport while Allied forces rooted out a pockets of Resis Tancey in the City a neighbourhoods. In Iraq a a fierce tank battled raged As More than 250 american tanks fought 200 Republican guard tanks West of the City of Basra according to Pentagon source. He said the guard had been blocked from any escape. Two major Army units the tank heavy Vii corps and the 24th infantry division mechanize were closing in on three Republican guard infantry divisions and armoured divisions some 50 Miles West of Basra the official said. The allies have reported relatively Light casualties for such a huge operation but deaths were mounting. There were at least 39 Allied deaths not including the 28 american troops killed in mondays scud attack. At least 11 americans had died seven belonged to the 82nd airborne but were attached to French forces in Iraq. Thirteen iraqi troops overlooked by rapidly advancing Allied forces March into saudia Arabia searching for someone to sur associated press Render to. The soldiers eventually surrendered to a syrian unit monday. Britons have Ned a nine of them victims of Friendly fire from an american a-10 a a warthog plane that inadvertently attacked two British vehicles said British col. Barry Stevens. Thirteen arabs and two frenchmen also were among the dead. The extent of iraqi casualties was not known but they certainly were far greater. In the fourth Day of the allies blistering land assault Military officials in Riyadh said today that the fierce desert warfare since sunday had knocked out 26 iraqi army divisions a about 260,000 men a and 500 tanks. The major Allied thrust was to encircle the Republican guard in Iraq. Coalition forces had ranged As far North As the euphrates River trying to prevent Saddam a prime forces from escaping. In another Battle inside Iraq West of the kuwaiti Border one tank division of the 10-division guard was All but Defeated said Military officials in the saudi capital of Riyadh. Two Divisions a the 3rd armoured and the 1st infantry mechanized a clashed with one of the guards three heavy armoured divisions knocked out Bridges across the euphrates. The allies made it Clear that Saddam would not be allowed to survive the persian Gulf War with Power and prestige intact. On tuesday when Saddam pledged to withdraw president Bush said the War would press on a with undiminished Baghdad radio claimed today that the withdrawal from Kuwait was completed a by the first Light this Allied commanders said the iraqis were fleeing in Masse but that it was not please see allies Page la kuwaitis Welcome coalition by the associated press Kuwait City a ignoring radio warnings of mines and Booby traps ecstatic kuwaitis emerged today to Greet an Allied Vanguard with shouts of Joy and tales of iraqi atrocities. The coalition column that rolled into the City Center encountered a Metropolis ravaged looted and left virtually without Power by the iraqis who beat a Swift Retreat after nearly seven months of brutal occupation. . And saudi special forces first rolled through the City tuesday and american journalists arrived ahead of Allied regular troops tuesday night to find a dark very City deserted in Many areas. Streets were littered with burned out cars As Well As tanks armoured vehicles weapons and helmets left behind by iraqi soldiers who pulled out in haste the Day before. A a it a like in a dreaming a said fahd waled Jassar 22, a member of the kuwaiti resistance. A Kuwait is ours kuwaitis at resistance Headquarters said several Hundred iraqis were hiding in the City but there was no organized attempt to prevent the allies from entering the capital. Some resistance fighters were holding iraqi prisoners. Early today some american and saudi special forces troops please see Kuwait Page la economists say decline in Gnu confirms recession by the associated press Washington the Economy contracted at a Steep 2.0 percent annual rate during the final Quarter of 1990, the government said today. Economists viewed the decline As confirmation the first recession in eight years was under Way. The Commerce department said the decline in the Gross National product a the nations total output of goods and services and its broadest measure of economic health a was the deepest since a 3.2 percent drop in the third Quarter of 1982 during the Depths of the last recession. It was the first quarterly decline since the Economy Sank 1.8 percent from april through june in 1986. But that downturn did not extend into a second Quarter and thus did not qualify As the beginning of a recession generally defined As two consecutive quarters of negative growth. The current decline however was widespread including a $19.9 billion drop in consumer spending on virtually All items ranging from cars to clothing. And most economists including those in the Bush administration say the Economy continues to fall during the current Quarter although at a slower Pace. Many of the nations top business economists say the failure of Consumers to resume spending is the biggest threat to economic recovery. But they say even if Consumers return to shopping malls and automobile showrooms Large debt burdens and a Lack of pent up demand will moderate any growth in the Economy. Still administration officials and private economists say the recession will be Milder and Shorter than the average recession since world War ii which lasted la months and resulted in an 2.5 percent decline in economic growth. The department also reported that a Gnu measure of inflation Rose at a revised annual rate of 4.7 percent up from its original estimate of 4.1 percent last month. The decline in the Gnu reported today also was revised slightly from last months initial estimate of a 2.1 percent drop. Al Gross National product percent change from previous Quarter 6% -2% -1988 -1989 -1990 quiz Terry at annual rate right to die Bill gets House of differs from Johnson a Bill source Dept. Of Commerce a seamstress must weave history she prepares period attire by Forrest Martin the examiner Barbara Risner spends almost As much time researching As she does sewing As the clothing expert for Jackson county a division of heritage programs and museums. Risner coordinates All the period clothing for living history interpretation at the county a Sites. She also helps volunteers with their attire said Sally Schwenk education research administrator for the county division. The division has about 1,000 items of apparel a frats Coats vests pants dresses bonnets and sleeves As Well As shoes. Every item is numbered and catalogued and a record is kept of where each piece is. Risner was an Eastern airlines ticket agent when that company folded. She was looking for something to do when she saw the and for a seamstress. A the Job involves Reading a lot a said Risner who lives in the Blue Springs country club subdivision. She researched several books that have period attire diagrams checked up on the few commercial reproduction patterns for period clothing read old diaries and letters please see seamstress Page la Barbara Klusner of Blue Springs works on a pair of Early 19th Century trousers in her office at the Independence Square courthouse. Klusner is head Colin brain seamstress for Jackson county a division of heritage programs and museums. By the associated press Jefferson City after spiking what the sponsor said were damaging amendments the Missouri House gave first round approval to right to die legislation inspired by the Nancy Cru Zan Case. With tuesdays vote the House and Senate have tentatively approved right to die measures. While the progressing Bills Are different each has the same aim to let a person say in Advance what if any medical treatment they want in Case of incapacitation. Last week the Senate gave first round approval to a Bill by sen. Bob Johnson a Leeds Summit. It creates a new Section of Law allowing the designation of a health care surrogate to make life or death decisions for an incapacitated person. That Bill awaits a final Senate vote. Rep. Chris Kelly a Columbia said his Bill approved on a voice vote is aimed at a returning rights to our citizens to make decisions about their lives and a final vote is needed to Send the Bill to the Senate. He called the approval a a big step his Bill changes the Power of attorney Law so any adult can designate others to make life or death health care decisions in cases when they can to do it for themselves. Like All such legislation this year Kelly a Bill was prompted by the Cruzan Case which led to a landmark Supreme court decision last year on the right to die. Before it reached the floor Kelly added some safeguards such As limiting food and water withdrawal to cases where a person specifically authorized it and not requiring any health care provider or Hospital to participate in please see Bill Page 13 Gorbachev warns against civil War by the associated press Moscow Mikhail s. Gorbachev warned of civil War if radicals promoting recent Street demonstrations succeed in ousting him As president. In distancing himself from the forces of Radical Reform in favor of communist party traditionalists Gorbachev set the tone before a March 17 National referendum on holding the soviet Union together. The Radical reformers have said they will try to use the vote As a referendum on Gorbachev a six years in Power. In his speech tuesday night Gorbachev singled out his main political rival russian federation president Boris n. Yeltsin. The russian Leader last week pm tey Childers prescriptions free prompt delivery 252-6131�?adv. Accused the soviet president of abandoning perestroika his program of social and political Reform for personal Power. Yeltsin demanded Gorbachev a the democrats Are striving for Power a Gorbachev said in his speech referring to Yeltsin and other reformers. The soviet Leader was speaking to intellectuals in the byelorussian Republic capital of Minsk on his first Domestic trip outside Moscow in six months. A since their initial plan for a lightning capture of Power by Legal Means through the Congress and supreme soviet legislative bodies did not work they decided to use what some analysts define today As Neo bolshevism tactics a Gorbachev said. Please see soviet Page 13

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