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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Independence, Missouri 350 monday May 14,1990 j Independence to Index classified 4b obituaries us 12b comics 8 opinion 4 dear Abby 9 our town 3 health science 6 record 12b local news 12 sports in 24 pages 2 sections vol. 85, no. 299 weather keep a Lookout for More thunderstorms tonight and tuesday. Page 12 b \ \ \ \ tuesday High 80 managing pain surgical procedure helps chronic pain sufferers. Pages a nutty relationship How to sleep tight several Excel at districts 3 6 in a a the evening news papa the examiner court hears Flag burning arguments lawyer Law limits speech Washington a Congress can protect a those things that Are special to us As a people a the Bush administration told the supreme court today in a spirited debate Over the politically charged Issue of Flag burning. But a civil rights lawyer said a Law against Flag burning was intended to limit free speech. Solicitor general Kenneth Starr the administrations top courtroom lawyer argued that a Federal Law Banning desecration of the Flag does not violate constitutionally protected Freedom of expression. Starr said Congress can protect a those things that Are special to us As a people. Nothing prohibits the legislature from protecting symbols against physical he also argued that prohibiting Flag burning is the same As require once people Are compelled to respect a Symbol they Are no longer William Kunstler civil rights lawyer ing demonstrators to turn Down the volume on a Loudspeaker. A a it a Content Neutral a Starr said. But William Kunstler a civil rights lawyer said the Laws intent was obvious a to limit free speech by those who oppose . Policies. A respect for the Flag must be please see court Page la talks on bases open in Manila protesters want . Out Manila Philippines a negotiators began talks today on the future of . Military bases in this country a Day after suspected communist guerrillas shot and killed two american servicemen near one of the installations. Truncheon wielding police fired tear Gas at hundreds of ant base protesters during running confrontations through the streets of the capital. At least 42 people were arrested and five hospitalized witnesses and police said. Protesters mostly students retaliated by throwing Small homemade bombs at police. Rallies were held throughout the Day and Security was tight for the talks which opened at the Central Bank building with about 500 police on hand. Five truckloads of riot police were deployed before the Gate at Clark air base As about 400 base opponents rallied in nearby Angeles City. . And philippine officials had expressed fears that the communist new Peoples army would try to kill americans before the talks on extending the lease on Clark and Subic Bay naval base As Well As four smaller facilities. The lease is set to expire sept. To 1991. As the talks opened the chief . Negotiator condemned the killings of two . Airmen near Clark on sunday and assailed the please Sec bases Page la rehearsing for the real thingy the examiner staff smoke billowed to the sky in northeastern sugar Creek saturday morning marking the spot where the towns Volunteer firefighters were practising some newly Learned skills. A it went off much much better than we expected a Earle Conner chief of police and fire said of the practice Blaze. A i think it will prove to be really valuable to firefighters performed a series of drills on the burning House. They chopped holes in the structures roof for ventilation. They filled the House with smoke and then sent firefighters scrambling through the House in a mock Rescue Effort. They sprayed a Mist of water at the House allowing them to get close to burning buildings in Case of a Rescue for example. And they fired streams of water into the building to try to put the fire out. Firefighters employed skills that Many of them Learned recently in a state certification class which was taken by roughly 12 volunteers or about half the squad. The 120-hour training course from the University of Missouri was spread Over six months. The final test was about a month ago. All the participants passed and now await final papers for state certification. A a we a practice before with synthetic smoke but there a nothing like the real thing a Conner said. It May look like a three alarm fire but there was no cause for alarm at All. Sugar Creek firefighters tested their training saturday by burning an abandoned House and running through a series of drills of their abilities. Waters continue to cause problems in three states Oklahoma victims begin cleaning up by the associated press Louisiana Farmers today braced for the most disastrous flooding in 45 years. About 7,000 people were urged to leave Lowling areas in Texas and workmen dynamited a breached levee to prevent further damage in Arkansas. Highways reopened and flood victims began cleaning up in Oklahoma As National guardsmen inmates Farmers and volunteers filled sandbags and shored up levees in Louisiana and Arkansas. A this is my Home. If there was anything i could do i was going to do it a said Rosie Blair who worked alongside her husband and 14-year-old son in Texarkana Ark. Over the past three weeks 13 deaths have been blamed on flooding 12 in Texas and one in Oklahoma. In Louisiana heavy weekend rain compounded the flood threat As the red River continued its Rise from Shreveport to Alexandria. The River was expected to Crest 5 feet above flood stage in Shreveport on wednesday and had already overflowed in places. Up to 600 Square Miles including 200 Square Miles of Farmland will flood in the state this week and next and up to 500 Homes and Camps Between the levees and the River will be inundated said . Sen. J. Bennett Johnston. A it will be a major agricultural disaster. It la be a flood event such As we have not experienced since 1945,�?� Johnston said after meeting with army corps of engineers officials. In Avo Yelles Parish National guardsmen joined with about 50 Vick Community members to finish a 4-mile levee to protect recently planted Corn Cotton and soybean Fields. In Texas about 7,000 residents downstream of Lake Livingston please see Waters Page la masked men open fire kill four a Ort Worth Texas a a up of masked men wearing Ca ullage broke into a High Kes Dice game and began firing the gamblers this morning ing four people and wounding East three others authorities i. T was the second fatal shooting ought months at the Glass key a a lounge known for Gam la in a Low income neighbor gtd on fort Worth a East Side. It appears to have been a Rob Peley Childers prescriptions free prompt delivery. 252-6131�?adv Bery of a gambling game a police chief Thomas Windham said today. A we have information that it was an extremely High Dollar gambling game with tens of thousands of dollars he said he did no to know if any Money was taken. Two people were dead on the scene another was dead on arrival at a Hospital and a fourth died in surgery police spokesman Doug Clarke said. Windham said As Many As 15 people were inside the lounge when the gunmen broke in but some escaped serious injury by hiding in a Back room. Police said four to six men some wearing camouflage and masks kicked in the door of the cafe at about 7 . A they were dressed in camouflage and several of them had on masks. They hollered a task Force a and began shooting a Clarke said. The cafes owner Albert Huey you told reporters that two men entered the lounge robbed several patrons who were sitting around drinking Coffee and then began firing what he described As Semi automatic weapons. Sidetracked at the race course mix up Mars an otherwise successful run by Forrest Martin the examiner Jane White of Blue Springs helps her 6-year-old daughter Emily Monte into her jacket following the 5k event in the mayors cup Road race. Emily was the youngest runner Ever to compete in the race which was held this year on saturday. The opening shot of the mayors cup Road race foretold of trouble. Mayor pro tem Penny Bennett cupped a pistol in her hand pointed it upward and squeezed the trigger As an eager crowd of runners poised for the starting signal. Instead of the loud crack there was a faint Click. It had misfired. The next shot rang True and 225 entrants were off. Before the race ended some of those following the i of route were Way off. Pavement markings Laid the Day before had washed away in the rain. Traffic Cones were substituted and volunteers were posted to direct runners but one Volunteer failed to Point some runners and about 5 percent of them strayed from the course said Ruth Roy one of the race organizers. The two front runners up to that Point Brian Franke of Leeds Summit and Tim Schmid of Kansas City were among those who got off course. A the course was not marked properly and there was nobody at the turn a said Schmid who typically finishes As one of the top 10k runners. Runners were All Given maps showing the route said Craig Kenworthy a race committee member. They should Check the course before the race he said. Those in the 5k race which was run simultaneously had no such problems. This years i of Winner was Gregg Feldkamp please see run Page la

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