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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Joplin, Missouri Inside by Andy Ostmeyer site for the surrender ceremony that ended Globe staff writer world War ii. Joplin Man taking third tour aboard a mighty Mon Joe Sims is taking another tour aboard the Missouri. But this tour wont be nearly As Long nearly As hot or nearly As dangerous. Sims 2829 Sunset place is spending this weekend in san Francisco for the decommissioning of one of americans most famous battleships a ship he served on during world War ii and the korean War. A i find it All very exciting a he says. The a a mighty Mon is being recommissioned today As part of president Reagan a plan for a 600-ship Navy. The ship has been in the Long Beach naval shipyard at Long Beach calif., for More than a year undergoing a $475 million overhaul. The Missouri will return to the shipyards after the ceremony for completion of its two year refurbishment. When finished the 45,000-ton battleship will have the latest in communications and armaments including nuclear weapons such As the Tomahawk cruise missile and an All weather anti ship cruise missile with a maximum Range of 600 nautical Miles. But the latest warfare systems Arentt the main reason men like Sims Are going Back for one More tour aboard the 42-year-old battleship. Instead they Are going to see the Missouri a 16-Inch guns and the deck that was the the 16-Inch guns which can toss a Shell the weight of a car More than 20 Miles have been receiving More attention than the nuclear arms since the ship docked in san Francisco earlier this week. A was far As i know they never built anything bigger a Sims says. The Large guns helped make the Missouri the Pride of the Navy but the ship did no to become famous until the japanese surrendered aboard the ships Teakwood deck in 1945. The decommissioning ceremony which is expected to include defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Navy Secretary John Lehman will take place on the spot where the japanese officials signed the documents. Its a spot Sims will never forget. A i found it very exciting. They All walked right by me a he says referring to Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur admirals Chester Nimitz and William Halsey and the two officials from Japan. A after that we became the but All of Sims memories Arentt pleasant ones. A we were hit by a Kamikaze once a he says. A i was the Lookout on duty who spotted the see Veteran 16asljc it Mem Slobe vol. 89, no. 280 copyright a 1986 the Joplin Globe Joplin Missouri May 10, 1986�?thirty pages suggested Price daily 25c�?sunday 75c Joe Sims poses with newspaper clipping. Globe photo Art Evan nuclear fire reportedly out Moscow it a officials of the . Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that the chernobyl disaster is by far the worst nuclear Accident in history but soviet experts Are getting it under control. They said radiation still leaks slowly from the nuclear Power plants stricken no. 4 reactor but the fire in its Graphite Core has been stopped and the soviets will a men Tomb it in Concrete for a years Long Cooling process. Based on their observations and soviet data a a it a Clear. That the radioactive consequences of this Accident Are far More serious than in any Accident so far also that the radioactive releases to the environment Are much More serious a Hans Blix chief of the International atomic Energy Agency told a news conference. Blix and his deputies said temperatures in the Graphite Core were dropping and uncontrolled downward burning of the nuclear fuel commonly called the a China syndrome a a is not an immediate threat. An explosion and fire in the reactor at the ukrainian Plant april 26 spewed an invisible radioactive Cloud Over Europe that gradually has been working its Way around the world. No other governments reported health threatening Levels of radiation Friday. After his group returned to the Iaea Headquarters in Vienna Austria Friday Blix said the soviets had agreed to provide daily radiation readings from seven stations along their Western Border from the Northern City of Leningrad to the Black sea. These Are to be relayed to National nuclear authorities but not made Public. About 84,000 residents within an 18-mile radius of the Plant were evacuated beginning 36 hours after the disaster. About 250,000 children Are being let out of school Early so they can leave Kiev the ukrainian capital of 2.4 million people 80 Miles South of chernobyl. Journalists from Eastern Europe said a soviet official told them a third person had died As a result of the Accident. Official reports have said two people were killed and 204 hospitalized 18 in serious condition. Private Well tests High in cadmium by Debbie Robinson Globe Neosho Bureau Neosho to. A findings from tests conducted on water samples taken from a private water Well at a Northern Newton county residence reveal traces of a toxic Metal at Levels three times higher than acceptable standards county officials say. Paul Teny county sanitarian said the tests completed Friday by the state department of health in Jefferson City revealed traces of cadmium at Levels totalling 0.038 parts per million. The acceptable drinking water Standard for cadmium is 0.010 parts per million he said. The samples were taken last month at the Ralph Bush residence East of Joplin a South Schifferdeck or Avenue in the Fillmore Bridge area. Terry said initial tests conducted on water samples on april 23 revealed traces of cadmium at Levels of 0.038 parts per million. The earlier test prompted health officials to order a second analysis to be conducted by the state department. Water samples taken from private Wells at two adjoining residences revealed amounts of cadmium at acceptable drinking Levels Terry said. The initial findings of the tests on the water samples taken from the Bush Well will be Analysed by health officials of the environmental epidemiology division of the department of health. Terry said cooperation will be sought from the division for a Survey of the area in an Effort to determine the cause of the High Levels of the toxic heavy Metal. A we have no idea at this Point what the origin is a Terry said. John Nixon director of the regional division at Springfield of the department of natural resources said the High Levels of cadmium May be linked to mine discharges from area Zinc and Lead mines. Another possible source of the contamination could be drainage from a plating waste dump although no dumps have been detected in the area at this time he said. Nixon said the Der will investigate possible sources of contamination at the site if the possibility of mine discharge is ruled out As a cause. Mine drainage from area mines can Leach into private water Wells carrying a Host of contaminants because of the acidic level of the water flow. A study recently released by the . Environmental Protection see cadmium 16a pieces of past the Joplin City Council has reaffirmed its Blessing and a $125,000 Promise for the preservation of a valuable piece of the City a past a the Union depot. Globe editorial. A Page 4a double duty by vocational ministers work full time in a variety of occupations and the rest of their time is devoted to their pastorate. A Page 6a upswing buoyed by signs of new growth and Low interest rates top business experts say the . Economy should be on the upswing for the next two years. A Page 10a where Ling when Howard Bicknell Baxter Springs kan., travels from his Home to his business he also spins Back 140 years into history aboard his unique Mode of transportation. A Page 1b other features bridge.10b calendar.9a Call the editor.3a Church news 5a-6a classifieds.4b-14b comics/advice.7a deaths.3b economy.1qa-11a movies restaurants. .8a-9a sports.13a-15a today a to fare.8a Globe photo Art Evans crewmen on Friday go about preparing the Lawn at the Joplin Public Library for installation of a sprinkler system. The work is to take about two weeks to Complete. Authorities disarm pipe bomb a pipe bomb found at maxwells restaurant sixth Street and Joplin Avenue was disarmed Early Friday night by a Highway patrol unit. David Mccracken acting police chief said a maintenance Man found the device at 11 30 . In the first floor menus restroom. Mccracken said the employee carried the bomb into the Alley. Police covered the device with sandbags and barricaded sixth Street and the Alley in the 500 Block of Joplin Avenue to await the arrival of the Highway patrols bomb disposal unit from Jefferson City. The patrol arrived at the scene about 6 . A Small explosive device was set off near the pipe bomb which did not explode. No injuries or property destruction was reported in connection with the explosion. The patrol then deactivated the bomb. It. Richard Schurman said the device described As a foot Long piece of pipe with Caps at each end contained explosive components. The device is to examined by the Highway patrol. Results of the examination will be released next week. Police said they have no suspect at this time. Members of bomb disposal unit set charge next to bomb. Attorney Thomas Mann closed an office building he operates at 209 w. Sixth st., bordering the Alley. A we were asked to vacate for awhile a said Mann a but in my own judgment i did no to feel it was Safe to reopen until the bomb was other businesses in the Block continued to operate. It was the third homemade device found in Joplin since april 4, when one was discovered on the parking lot of Consumers Market seventh Street and Maiden Lane. That device was taken to a Rural area outside of Joplin for detonation by the patrols bomb disposal unit. A homemade bomb which police described As a a unsophisticated was found april 27 in an apartment House at 2124 Byers ave

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