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Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Janesville, Wisconsin Inside today est a a i Shantytown taken Down state/5a a by 1 i. Mer fun planner/1d-8d _141st year no. 198 36 pages Janesville wis. 4 sections Janesville 35 cent saturday april 5, 1986 two Are killed in West Berlin nightclub blast associated press berlins a bomb exploded Early today in a packed nightclub killing an american Soldier and West German woman and injuring 155 people including at least 44 americans . And West German officials said. West German police identified the dead Only As a . Soldier and a Young West German woman withholding their names until their relatives could be notified. The . Army said earlier in a statement one of those killed a is believed to be an american but that is not yet positively determined a it said 44 americans were treated at . Military facilities for injuries and five to to others were believed to have been treated at West German hospitals. The statement released by the . Army Europe Headquarters in Heidelberg West Germany said an undetermined number of West germans were injured. West Berlin officials said 30 of the 155 injured were in serious condition. The blast at 1 50 . Devastated the la Belle discotheque in the West German sector of the divided City. Police said at least 500 people were in the nightclub at the time and that the blast partially collapsed the ceiling shattered the facade and caused its Walls to buckle. Witnesses said a Small fire started but was quickly put out. Separate claims of responsibility were made by Anonymous Telephone callers on behalf of a West German terrorist group and a previously unknown Arab group. Neither claim could be confirmed. . Ambassador Richard Burt visited some of the injured americans in a . Military Hospital and vowed the United states would help track Down those behind the attack. In Washington defense department spokesman it. Cmdr. Ross Kudlick said he believes a some percentage of the injured will be . Service the disco was popular with . Soldiers. Officials at the . Army a regional medical Center in landslide West Germany said 25 of the injured americans were flown to the Hospital and that one was in serious condition. West Berlin police spokesman Dieter Piete told a news conference he could not confirm or deny news reports that the attackers May have crossed into West Berlin from East Berlin. The reports cited unidentified West Berlin government sources. A we assume that this attack was committed by terrorists of the extreme left possibly even foreign terrorists a Piete said based on a the fact that the nightclub was a favored meeting place for members of the . in Berlin a caller told a West German news Agency that a group calling itself the a anti american Arab liberation front had planted the bomb. West Berlin officials said they had not previously heard of the group. In London an Anonymous caller claimed the attack was conducted by the Holger Meins commando a West German terrorist group. Lodi Farmer named a Secretary associated press Richards Bill oim�t�d/gai�f1� Utah local f is responded to a fire at 58 Harrison Friday afternoon that caused $15,000 damage. See Story. Page in. Judge halts face branding of Dairy cattle associated press Milwaukee the action of a Federal judge in new York state halting the face branding of Dairy cattle under the governments whole Herd buyout program won immediate Praise from Wisconsin opponents of the practice. A under the restraining order there wont be any further branding at least for a while a said Carol Simon of West Allis state director of the humane farming association. She said her organization planned More picketing against what it considers an inhumane requirement to Brand Dairy cattle on the right Cheek As a Way of clearly identifying them As destined for Slaughter. . District judge Michael Telesca of Rochester n.y., issued a restraining order Friday against enforcement of the branding requirement. He scheduled another hearing tuesday on the suit filed by the local humane society. In Washington Ray Waggoner of the . Agricultural stabilization and conservation service said the order May delay the Dairy buyout program. The . Department of agriculture announced last week that 1,681 out of 26,003 bids in Wisconsin the nations leading Dairy state had been accepted for participation in the buyout program. A total of nearly 14,000 bids were accepted nationwide requiring the branding of nearly i million cows. Program participants agree to Stop Dairy farming for five years in Exchange for Selling their herds for Slaughter or Export. Some Farmers whose bids were accepted have already begun branding three Inch crosses on right Cheeks of cows to be sold. Michael read a part time Farmer from Arlington and a participant in the buyout program said he sent an affidavit to be one of the plaintiffs in the new York state suit and was informed of the restraining order Friday. He said he viewed the hot branding of cattle on their faces As a a very punitive mutilation sort of thing that is not necessary to identify the thief to be sentenced May 30 he said alternative Means such As dyes could be used to Mark the cattle. As for hot branding a a that a not modern agriculture by any form a he said. Agriculture Secretary Richard e. Lyng said earlier in the week that he would not change the requirement for face branding cattle with hot Irons. He said it was necessary to identify the animals and was the a Only practical and effective Way to do is. Simon said the National humane farming association was considering a joint lawsuit with Farmers against the us a if any cases Are found of people being injured while branding cattle for the program. A turn to cattle/10a saturday Madison when a stalemate developed Over two other candidates members of the state agriculture Board turned to Lodi hog Farmer Howard Richards As a Compromise Choice to succeed la Verne Ausman As Secretary of the state department of agriculture. The Board selected Richards after members could not agree on the two leading c a a dilates Rodney Nilsestuen executive Secretary of the Wisconsin federation of cooperatives and former . Rep. Alvin Baldus d-wis., who is chief of government relations for Centex a Minnesota based farm Supply cooperative. Richards 47, was praised by Board members for his background in banking and farming and his Promise to remain nonpartisan. Richards will be the first Farmer and businessman to head the department since at least 1950. Ausman a Republican resigned Jan. To under pressure from the democratic majority on the Board. In an interview in 1985, Richards criticized Large land Grant universities such As the University of Wisconsin Madison for concentrating on increasing farm production and not paying enough attention to Selling farm produce. Richards who was in St. Paul minn., Friday to attend a Board of directors meeting of a Mutual insurance company has bachelors and masters degrees in agriculture economics from us Madison. The state agriculture Board voted unanimously after an hour Long closed door meeting Friday to offer Richards the Job at a salary of $65,000. He is expected to take office about May i. A it s fair to say he could be considered a nonpolitical Choice a Louis Wysocki of Custer chairman of the seven member citizen Board said. A Howard is a Neutral candidate which should be Good for Wysocki one of the boards three remaining Republican appointees said he telephoned Earl to let him know of the Choice and the democratic governor approved. Rock county agricultural agent Dennis Nehring was among the finalists for the a Secretary position. By Stan Milam Gazette staff Madison Raymond r. Williams a former Janesville City employee pleaded guilty Friday to a Federal charge of conspiracy in connection with the theft and interstate transportation of tires from a City garage. Williams 56, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 Fine. Under the terms of a plea agreement with the government an additional charge in connected with the Case will be dismissed with the understanding that Williams will truthfully testify if called in the Case against a co defendant. Williams and Jack c. Lovejoy Rockton 111., were charged in a Federal indictment with the theft and interstate transportation of 221 truck tires from a Janesville City garage. Lovejoy operates jacks tires in Rockton 111. Willaims remains free on a recognizance Bond. . District judge John Shabaz set sentencing for May 30. Shabaz reminded Williams that he also could be held accountable for full restitution for the stolen tires. Prosecutors claim the tires were Worth about $41,000. Williams attorney Tod Daniel of Janesville said another computation put the value of the tires at about $26,000. Janesville City manager Philip Deaton said records indicate that Between $75,000 and $100,000 Worth of tires were stolen. Williams was fired from his Job dec. 23, 1985, because of his alleged involvement in the thefts. He had been a City employee since 1966. Shabaz said a hearing will be held to determine the value of the tires if an agreement on the tires value Between the defense and the prosecutors can to be reached. To Loa overhaul urged in doctor discipline program associated press Milwaukee Wisconsin a method of disciplining physicians is a a disgrace that hurts both the Public and doctors a the state medical society has charged. The society called for an overhaul of the state medical examining Board. A 79-Page report issued Friday by the society a task Force on professional and occupational discipline said neither the Public nor Wisconsin a 9,000 doctors should tolerate the present inability of the state to police the profession. A the medical examining Board is not operating at the level necessary to process adjudicate and dispose of medical complaints brought before it a society said. The medical drs. Charles Geiger of West Bend and Rudolf link of Madison in testimony to be presented monday to a state task Force in Madison called for a a total overhaul of the medical examining Board beginning with a name change to better inform the pub Lic what the Agency is supposed to do. The physicians suggested the a aboard of physician lice sure and discipline for the new name and said the Board should be separated from the department of regulation and licensing. A Quot turn to doctors la Index features advice columns/3c a Ann Landers a over50/bard Lindeman a or. Ruth Westheimer business/7a classified/4c-10c a crossword a Horoscope comics/6a Community living/3c health/medicine/4a Legal notices/4c movie listings/7a National news/3a opinion/8a Southern Wisconsin news /1c-2c sports/1 b-4b state news/5a to listings/6a vital statistics/2c a obituaries a Public record a hospitals weather/2aforecast/rain ending showers and thunderstorms ending tonight Low in the mid 40s. Partly to mostly sunny sunday High near 60. Fair monday and tuesday increasing Clouds with a Chance for rain wednesday. Highs in the Low 60s

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