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Independence Examiner (Newspaper) - May 14, 1990, Independence, Missouri Page 5 the examiner monday May 14,1990 in the news Eagleton democratic party in a deep sleep the democratic party will not return As a viable Force in Missouri or the nation until the Economy goes into recession former . Sen. Tom Eagleton says. A i done to think it is dead a Eagleton said sunday in Kansas City of the party. A i think it is in a deep sleep to be reinvigorated by a the Missouri Democrat also predicted that new York gov. Mario Cuomo would be the 1992 democratic presidential nominee. A i think hell probably be a loser a Eagleton told a forum at the All souls unitarian Church. A but at least if we have to go Down the tube Well go Down the tube in the three term senator who retired in 1986 said unemployment could induce a recession which would brighten chances for the democratic party. He called it a a rather morbid Way to base a political friends neighbors shocked by deaths Belton to. A friends and neighbors of three family members found shot to death during the weekend had no idea what set off an apparent family argument and police weren to releasing Many clues either. A a we re just sick about it a Faye Peterson said. A they were such Nice neighbors to have. Even when the kids played outside they weren to Rebecca Estes 57 her former husband William c. Droz Mendez 53 and one of Estes 12 sons ted Estes 20, were found dead saturday morning in the Small White House in Belton. Each victim had a gunshot to the head. They All lived in the House. Belton police said saturday that a circumstantial evidence suggested one of the victims shot the other two and then committed suicide. But investigators said sunday they weren to ruling anything out As they waited for autopsy results due Back today. Five people indicted in commodities scam five people have been indicted by a Clinton county grand jury in what authorities charge is a multimillion Dollar commodities scam Missouri Secretary of state Roy Blunt said Friday. Blunt said the exact number of investors and the amount invested in the alleged scam is still unknown. But he said the investigation showed that investors losses in Missouri alone amounted to More than $1 million. About 45 people from Northwest Missouri have identified themselves As former investors. Four of the five people indicted have been arrested Blunt said. Blunt said the investment scheme used a Cameron mo., businessman As an agent in Missouri. The Cameron Man who allegedly sold the fraudulent contracts was not identified and no charges have been filed against him. New Kansas Law targets activists Topeka Kan. A Kansas has enacted a Law to punish animal rights activists for entering and damaging farms and research laboratories. A humane society official however said the Law will hamper investigations into abuses. Gov. Mike Hayden signed the measure Over the weekend calling it one of the first of its kind in the nation. A it properly provides increased penalties for damage to research facilities and agriculture operations a he said. The Law was prompted by militant actions around the nation including vandalism and theft of animals. Under the Law entering farms ranches or research operations and damaging property Are punishable by up to to years in prison and a $10,000 Fine. Eight people die in traffic accidents eight people died in Missouri traffic accidents this weekend including Leonard Cohee 37, of Bates City. Cohee died saturday morning when the car he was Riding in struck a Railroad overpass on a Kansas City Street Kansas City police said. A 49-year-old Man from Steele Riding an unlighted Lawn tractor on Missouri 164 sunday night died when he was struck from the rear by a vehicle according to the Missouri state Highway patrol. The victim was identified As Charles Lanier. A 19-year-old West Plains youth was killed and another was seriously injured Friday in a one vehicle Accident near Rogersville in Southwest Missouri. From wire reports lawmakers race clock to approve legislation five Days left in session Jefferson City a Missouri lawmakers race against the clock this week to get As much legislation passed As they can in the final five Days of the 4vt month session. Traditionally legislators wait until almost the end before cranking out the most important Bills at a fast and frantic Pace. As the 6 . Friday adjournment deadline approaches this year promises to be no different. During the Winter the lawmakers moved at a leisurely Pace. But with adjournment near the Pace in the Capitol corridors quickens from walking to trotting to sprinting As the clock keeps ticking. For Many lawmakers facing voters Back Home this year it May be a disappointing session because Many local Bills a the ones that keep constituents Happy a Are going to die for Lack of time and Lack of Money in a year when state finances Are tight. Both Chambers hoped to get an Early Start this week to make up some of the lost time. The House met briefly sunday night so its members will be ready to Start monday morning along with the Senate. Normally both Chambers done to Start working until monday afternoon. Whether All the so called priority Bills can make it through the legislative pipeline to gov. John Ashcroft a desk before the Gavel finally Falls depends on How fast lawmakers want to work. Of some concern is the Fate of the Senate passed anti drug Bill that cracks Down on casual users. As rewritten by a House committee it also suspends Drivers and professional licenses of those convicted of drug charges a an idea the Senate rejected. Also pending is ethics legislation. The House version includes a six member ethics commission. There is no such commission in the Senate a Bill but it does include a hike in lawmakers daily living allowance from $35 to $58. Additionally the House ethics sponsor rep. Doug Harpool a Springfield added his measure to a Senate Bill putting the state Agency for surplus property under legislative scrutiny for the first time. The scandal scarred Agency has undergone major management changes and officials say its Back on track. But sen. Jay Nixon a Hillsboro says his Bills is essential so lawmakers can keep an Eye on it. Harpoole a piggybacking move irked some lawmakers a those who fear the move will kill the surplus Bill and others concerned that ethics legislation wont get any action out of spite about Harpoole a mane vering. Other legislation expected to pass this year deals with curbing Public smoking reducing the amount of solid waste going into landfills and giving newspapers a break on Back taxes the Revenue department says Are owed because of a Missouri supreme court decision. Lawmakers also must pass legislation expanding medicaid coverage to meet Federal mandates or else face the possible loss of millions of dollars from the . Government. However anti abortion advocates Are watching the medicaid legislation with an amendment in hand to require the department of health to train Counselor who would inform pregnant women about alternatives to abortions. Debate on abortion has been avoided this session with All abortion Bills bottled in committees. But if the amendment makes it to the floor during consideration of the medicaid Bill some lawmakers Are concerned it will create a Long debate when time is Short. Many also done to relish casting a vote on abortion in an election year. House speaker searching for re election support Jefferson City a the general Assembly a final week will be Busy for House speaker Bob Griffin and not just when he a presiding from the ornate Rostrum. He a making a list of supporters of his re election bid As House Leader. He a checking the list More than twice a apparently a whole Bunch More. It has been accessible for members since last monday and Griffin was saying thursday its numbers did no to satisfy him. He wants it to Bear at least 65 names and he wants them nailed Down by the time the session ends at 6 . Friday. Griffin has previously said he has 61 firm votes for re election but has declined to say How Many names Are on the list. A the numbers Are a Little Shorter than i had anticipated a Griffin says. A and i want to make sure that when we quit with the gathering of names we really quit and can say a Here a my so the speaker has been leaving the coveted presiding officers chair to work the houses Side galleries offices and telephones. House majority Leader Tony Ribaudo says Griffin is putting Strong pressure on the undecided who Haven to signed. A they get threats they sign on the line a Ribaudo says. Griffin a Cameron says no one is being threatened into signing. Ribaudo is not unbiased in All this a the St. Louis Democrat is Griffin a opponent for House speaker. The list is intended for Ribaudo a eyes. It is aimed at convincing Griffin a first challenger since winning the speaker ship in 1980 that he can twin and there a no use trying. Ribaudo says representatives Are telling him a a there a some real Arm twisting going on a but none of the alleged sprained Arm set have publicly accused Griffin of bullying tactics. Commission to recommend aviation Security changes Washington a a presidential commission on terrorism is expected to Call for changes in Federal aviation Security operations without laying blame for the bombing of pan am flight 103. The seven member commission headed by former labor Secretary Ann Mclaughlin is giving its report to president Bush on tuesday followed by a briefing at the White House for relatives of some of the 270 people killed in the dec. 21, 1988, bombing Over Lockerbie Scotland. Bush appointed the panel after family members demanded a con Gressional investigation into government actions before and after the attack. The relatives withdrew the demand pending outcome of the nine month presidential inquiry. Investigators in Britain say the Boeing 747 was downed by a plastic explosive concealed in a radio cassette player by still unidentified terrorists. The terrorism commission which includes four members of Congress and three former government figures steered away from criminal investigation of the Lockerbie bombing. It has tried to determine whether errors by any Federal Agency the airline or others might have allowed it to occur. Federal aviation administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity said they expect the report to be critical of the Agency which has worldwide responsibility for the Security of . Airlines. Aides to the commission have said investigators found a no smoking gun that would allow the report to Lay blame for the bombing. School Board allows Purdy prom Purdy to. A the Purdy school Board kept its Promise for a school prom this weekend but it soon could revive a near Century old ban on school dances because some town religious leaders believe Rock a no Roll music to be the dance ban brought widespread attention to this southwestern Missouri town of 900 residents Many of them fundamentalist christians and the Case worked its Way to the . Supreme court last month. The High court upheld the ban agreeing with an appeals court that it was not religiously motivated and therefore did not violate the constitutional separation of Church and state. School Board members could discuss the dance Rule at its next meeting May 21. Members have refused to say whether they will restore the ban. Saturday nights dance had been scheduled before the supreme court ruling. The Board had promised students it cancel their plans regardless of How the court ruled Ransom Ellis Iii attorney for the school Board said sunday. About 50 juniors and seniors at Purdy High school and their dates wearing tuxedos and party dresses travelled to nearby Monett for the Junior senior prom. The theme was a hold onto the a do people seem to mumble a do you hear but done to under a is background exclusively at Sears hearing systems automatic focused hearing technology the Ultima hearing Aid could be your answer to focused hearing letting you hear conversations More clearly in noisy situations. No need to make manual adjustments. The Ultima speech sensor does it for you automatically free hearing test All to make an appointment today 50 off the Purchase of any Ultima hearing Aid. I 2 weeks Only i offer expires May 26, 1990 Independence Center 795-8525 annoying state licensed dispenser Sears hearing Aid systems hearing tests always free at Sears a 1990 Sears Roebuck and co. Since 1949 in Independence custom designed awnings for windows amp doors windows replacement a storms a away cleaning tilt in a att carports a patios a <1 to aluminium ii pit no 0 236201 1 elegant distinctive ornamental doors Call for brochure 252-8130 enclosures screen s Glass siding aluminium steel Vinyl maintenance amp free in no painting 9uy direct to save Bank financing factory 317 w Maple showroom Tco Moush company inc come celebrate with us at Independence Manor care Center a decade of caring 1980-1990 l. To a Dawn Drazick r.n., director of nursing to yrs., Deb Walker asst. Administrator 8 yrs., Loretta Kinsey activities director. 8 yrs., Diane clash housekeeping supervisor 5 yrs., rim Collins administrator 9 yrs. Meet the staff members who have served Independence Manor care Center for five or More years. L. To a Clara Schwab c.m.t., 8 yrs., Peggy Dodson laundry 5 yrs., Darlene White c.n.a., 8 yrs., Ella Blaue c.n.a., 5 yrs., Georgia Cobb c.n.a., 7 yrs., mercy Gulley c.n.a., 8 yrs., Betty Whetzel c.n.a., 7 yrs. Open House wednesday May 16th 2-4 00 in Celebration of National nursing Home week May 13-19 Call today for a tour 1600 s. King Highway 833-4777 ree skin cancer screening this year an estimated Soo too men and women will learn that they have skin cancer. But believe it or not the news in t All bad. Because if diagnosed Early on chances arc Goor that skin cancer cart be treated. So to encourage Early detection the medical Center of Independence in conjunction with our roaring 20th year will Host free skin cancer detection screenings at Day Surg of Independence 2311 Redwood Avenue on the medical Center Campus rile screenings performed by physicians from our medical staff will be held on saturday May 19 8 a m. To s . Wednesday May 23 4 . To 8 . 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