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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Joplin, Missouri Partly surly Hight in the Low 70s Low tonight around 50. Please turn to the Back Page for details and color map a no look for lift Long Itali a f. I �����2� Airport use quarterly report Page Tel -01je 3ioplm a bbl vol. 89. No. 245 copyright ? 1986 the Joplin Globe Joplin Missouri april 5, 1986�?thirty pages suggested Price daily 25c�?sunday 75cinsidegunman a gunman who killed his landlord and a police officer before taking an elderly woman hostage holds Chicago police at Bay for a second Day. He tells negotiators he has made breakfast for his captive and has drawn up a will. A Page 2acensorship the National commission on pornography places an open society a Freedom in harms Way. Globe editorial. A Page 4achurches the difference in the style of worship is Why Blacks and Whites predominantly attend separate churches say several Joplin pastors. A Page 6asell-off trend the Stock Market Sells off sharply again leaving the Dow Jones Industrial average with its biggest weekly Point loss Ever. A Page 11abad milk some pet evaporated milk believed to be contaminated with the pesticide Hep Bachlor apparently has found its Way to Joplin officials of the City health department report. A Page 1bhay drive the Cherokee county Kan livestock improvement association sends its first truckload of Hay to Farmers whose cows have been quarantined. A Page 2bother features bridge.10b calendar.8a Call the editor.3a Church news.5a-7a classifieds.3b-14b com ics/advice.9a deaths.3b economy.11a movies restaurants. .7a-8a sports.12a-15a today a to fare.8a terrorism hurts Europe a tourism Market Lon Don apr terrorism and the weak Dollar Are keeping Many americans away from Mediterranean countries and from Europe where . Tourists spent $6.6 billion last year. Some countries expect a summer of empty hotels and quiet Cash registers with the Impact ranging from a tourism catastrophe for Egypt to setbacks for the tour industries of Greece and Italy. Last year 6.4 million americans up from 3.8 million in 1980, spent $6.6 billion in Europe according to the european travel commission a 23-country organization that promotes tourism to Europe. Spokesman . Carney said the commission still hoped for a a reasonably Good year in 1986�?o but it was hard to make predictions after wednesdays bombing of a trans world airline Jet that killed four americans on a flight from Rome to Athens. American express expects a decline of 20 to 25 percent in the number of package tour bookings from the United states said John Duncan spokesman for american express operations in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Here Are reports on some main tourist areas compiled by associated press bureaus in european and Middle Eastern countries Egypt a a it a a disaster a said Shawky Hussein an executive with the government owned miss travel co. He said the number of . Visitors dropped by up to 40 percent in november and december after Hijack suspect left Athens just before Jet landed a Page 16a Ings of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in which one american was slain and of an Egypt air Jet in which an american and an israeli were singled out and killed by the hijackers. In March rioting egyptian police conscripts wrecked tourist hotels near the pyramids and the army was called out to quell the the number of pilgrims visiting Jerusalem for the easter Holiday was noticeably Low and government figures show that tourism from the United states in january and february was 35 percent lower than the year before. Greece the bomb explosion wednesday on the Twa Jet was a blow to a tourism Industry staggering under previous terrorism attacks. Bookings at Athens luxury hotels Are Down 60 percent this year said Apostolos Doxia Dis president of the Athens hoteliers association. Doxia Dis told the a the Industry had hoped for a gradual increase in business As people forgot about last years hijackings. A now the logical answer is no a he As of easter american tourism was Down 15 percent from last year. Rome hotels reported a drop in american visitors. At the Hilton the number of americans was Down 40 percent and almost All american tour groups had cancelled for 1986. Britain the favorite starting Point for american Tours of Europe Britain counted 3.3 million american visitors last year up 15 percent from 1984, and Hopes for even More with the rare attraction of a Royal wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarrah Ferguson on july 23. A the announcement of the Royal wedding is the right kind of thing for us because people like our Royal pageantry which no other country has a said Sandy Dawe a spokeswoman for the British tourist authority. Cigarette blamed for mortal Blaze by Harlan Snow Globe staff writer fire officials said Friday that a cushioned chair ignited by a cigarette was the probable Point of origin of a Multi alarm fire that roared through an aging four Story apartment House in downtown Joplin late thursday night. The fire took the lives of two tenants of the Leawood apartments 109 e. Ninth St., and sent two others to a Hospital according to Joplin fire department reports. The dead were identified As Victor s. Wisnewski 69, a retired machinist who was a tenant on the third floor and Patricia Abbott Watts 42, unemployed who resided on the fourth floor. No official ruling As to the cause of the deaths was available Friday night. Fire chief Harry Guinn said the department did no to have the identities of the two tenants who were taken to Freeman Hospital treated and dismissed. A Hospital spokeswoman said she Wasny to allowed to identify the patients. A similar response came in an inquiry to the ambulance service that was used. Guinn said Wisnewski a body was found on a bed and the body of mrs. Watts was found on the floor of her apartment near the door. Theirs were the first Joplin fire deaths in a Little More than two years Guinn said. A Joplin woman died dec. 20, 1983, after falling on a floor Furnace at her Home. Guinn said several occupants of the apartment House were evacuated and or rescued by firefighters and by paramedics of Joplin emergency medical services. Tenants were taken from the path of the flames by fire escape ladder and the departments snorkel Aerial platform truck. Guinn said Between 10 and 18 people were evacuated with at least six occupants going Down ladders or the fire escape. See fatal 16a broken windows charred bricks Mark site of downtown fire. Globe photo Art Evans Joplin firefighters respond to rare general alar by Harlan Snow Globe staff writer fire chief Harry Guinn endorsed the sounding of a general alarm by one of his supervising officers As an appropriate and necessary response to a Blaze thursday night at the Leawood apartments 109 e. Ninth St. The strategy rarely required or used in Joplin emptied the City a five fire stations of All on duty firefighters and front line apparatus within minutes of the 10 28 . Receipt of the alarm by fire police dispatchers. On arrival Guinn said Friday firemen found the upper Levels of the four Story building enveloped in fire and launched immediate search and Rescue operations. Guinn estimated the Blaze was being brought under control within about 15 minutes of the alarm. Operations continued for several hours under rain from a crackling thunderstorm. Two people died in the fire two other tenants were treated for fire related injuries and several people were evacuated and rescued by emergency personnel. At the height of the fight 25 firefighters six engines and an Aerial platform truck were engaged in the efforts. Four engines were taking water from hydrants. Another engine was hooked to a fifth hydrant in Case it was needed and a sixth engine was available Guinn said. Initially dispatched were two engines the platform and eight fire men from the Central station at City Hall. Rex Adamson a District chief was on one of the engines. Upon arrival at the fire he ordered the dispatcher to turn out the engine from station no. 2 on Maiden Lane. A few minutes later he called for a general alarm. That brought one engine each from station no. 3 on Newman Road station no. 4 at 20th Street and Murphy Boulevard and station no. 5 on Texas Avenue near 32nd Street. Guinn said the Crew from the Central station started the Rescue operations while the Crew from station no. 2 Laid Hose for the initial fire attack. Two of the three additional engine companies were used for Man 1 Power and the third joined the pumping and Hose operations. The platform truck and a pumper were stationed on narrow ninth Street for the initial attack. That included Guinn said hitting the fourth floor hallway with heavy streams of water. He said firemen found fire from one end of the top hallway to the other. Fire extended from the windows and onto fire escape landings. Guinn quoted a police officer who was radioed to respond for traffic control As saying he was in the far Southwest Comer of the City at the time and could see flames when he got the Call. The chief said the several hand lines and two master streams provided the potential for pumping y More than 2,000 Gallons of water a minute on the fire but that the capacity probably Wasny to used simultaneously. He estimated that at times More than 1,000 Gallons of water a minute was hitting the fire. The fire never penetrated the roof Guinn said. Flames poured from numerous windows of the building which takes up about 30 feet of the ninth Street frontage and is about 36 feet deep. Fire escapes Are in the Middle of the North and South ends. A two Story building housing Ben Baum a Boot Comer and other shops is across ninth Street from the Leawood. The Mistletoe express terminal on the East is separated by an Alley and the main Street news see full 16a i r whoops hollers follow scratches nuclear arms test set tuesday Washington a the United states plans to hold an underground nuclear weapons test in the Nevada desert next tuesday apparently without the presence of soviet monitors invited by president Reagan to verify that the blast is within 1974 treaty limits. However a senior . Official said Reagan a three week old invitation to soviet Leader Mikhail s. Gorbachev also extends to another . Test to be set off at the end of the month. A so far we Haven to heard from them a said the official who spoke on condition of not being identified by name. Next weeks test the second by the United states this year will coincide with a Farewell visit to the White House by former soviet ambassador Anatoly f. Dobrynin who was recalled last month in a Kremlin shakeup to take a major Post in the Central committee of the communist party. Reagan and Secretary of state George p. Shultz will sound him out on whether Gorbachev intends to hold a Summit meeting Here this summer and on the virtual stalemate in .-soviet negotiations to curb nuclear weapons. . Officials refused to discuss the purpose of tuesdays test. Stan Norris a research associate with the natural resources defense Council a private environmental group said the chances were 90 percent it was a a weapons effects test known As mighty Oak. He said the idea would be to measure the Impact of radiation on reentry vehicles of the land based my missile and on the Trident ii submarine missile. The 1974 treaty set a ceiling of 150 Kilotons a about 11 times the Force of the . Atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima in world War ii a for . And soviet underground test explosions. The treaty was never ratified by the Senate. All other . And soviet nuclear explosions a in the atmosphere outer space and under water a were prohibited in a 1963 treaty. Negotiations to prohibit All testing were suspended in november 1980 and never resumed. Joplin Man bags $100,000 ticket by an Yostmeyer Globe staff writer Alvin Snow or. Became Joplin s first $100,000 lottery Winner Friday. Snow 62, Joplin route 6, bought two tickets at 5-0-9 liquor 204 e. Seventh St., and won $5 with one. He turned in the Money for five More tickets on the fourth one he scratched he hit the Jackpot. A a when he bought the tickets with the $5, he said a when i get the winning ticket ill whoop and holler. A the next thing i know he was whooping and hollering a said George Ann Gooch the clerk who sold the tickets. A a in a just As excited As he Snow a retired Carpenter headed for the regional lottery office at Springfield to have the ticket validated but not before he called his wife Jessie to Tell her the Good news. A i told her to sit Down and she asked Why. I told her she had better sit Down. Then when i told her she said she did no to believe it. She said it about three times a Snow said. A then she told me Over the phone that no one deserves it Snow will receive a Lump sum of about $80,000 within the next couple of weeks. Uncle Sam gets the rest. He said he plans to use his share of the Money to finish paying for his House and that hell let the Bank hold some of it. A with the rest of it Well probably go to Phoenix because in be got a great grandchild who is due later this month a he said. Smith is the first $100,000 Winner from Joplin. Another Joplin resident Ron Copeland won $86,000 soon after the lottery started. Matilda Weitzel Carl Junction. Benjamin Baker Sarcoxie and Frank Naccarato Frontenac kan., Are other area residents who have won $100,000. Globe photo Charles Snow Alvin Snow displays winning lottery ticket

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