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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Joplin, Missouri 2 More fired Ottawa Delaware county District attorney Jon Douthitt fires an assistant and investigator. A Page 1b fridays weather seventy percent Chance of showers High of 70. Details and color Are on the Back Page. Comic Boycott the Dice Man a lewd sexist takeout artist for whom a broads is a term of endearment. A Page 3a<$\ a 3hmlm he be vol. 94, no. 281 copyright a 1990 the Joplin Globe Joplin Missouri May 11, 1990�?thirty-six pages i it a a a i a of t suggested Price daily 35c�?sunday 1.00 4�?~. . Mayor indicted on new drug charges Washington apr Federal prosecutors widened the criminal Case against mayor Marion Barry on thursday obtaining a new indictment that charges him with six additional Misdemeanour drug crimes. The new charges in and Marion Barry edition to a three felony five Misdemeanour indictment returned by the same grand jury in february allege that Barry Quot possessed cocaine and crack with other co conspirators at More than 20 locations including Pri vate residences hotels government offices and business establishments and on such drug activity took place in the nations capital and other locations inside and outside the United states the indictment said. Barry 54, refused to comment on his Legal status but said his new troubles would not affect his ability to govern. Barry who pleaded innocent to the earlier charges is scheduled to stand trial on june 4. Barrys mayoral term ends this year and he has not yet said whether he will seek re election. However he has been touring the City and speaking to Community groups in Campaign style appearances. House passes family leave Bill Washington apr the House voted thursday to require employers to give workers up to three months unpaid leave for family emergencies. Opponents said the Bill would help Only Quot Yuppie workers who can afford to forgo paychecks. President Bush has said he would veto the Bill. The House approved the Bill 237-187 and sent it to the Senate. The vote was Well Short of what would be needed to override a presidential veto. Though the Bill had the backing of the House democratic leadership 54 democrats sided with business groups that opposed the Bill. Thirty nine republicans supported the Bill. The Bill is strongly opposed by the Bush administration arid faces an Uncertain future in the Senate. Alixe Glen a Deputy White House press Secretary said president Bush was holding fast to his position. Quot he fully supports and encourages opponents said the Bill would be costly for businesses but supporters said nearly All industrialized nations provide such Job Security. Flexible family leave policies by All employers but feels that should not be dictated by a Washington mandate a she said. The Senate labor and human resources committee approved a similar Bill More than a year ago but sponsors have yet to schedule floor action. None is expected before memorial Day. The measure would require business and government employers to provide workers with up to 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave or leave for the care of a new child or ill child Parent or spouse. It exempts businesses with fewer than 50 workers. Employers would have to continue health insurance benefits for those on leave and restore a returning employee to his or her previous Job or an equivalent position. Opponents said the Bill would be costly for businesses but supporters said nearly All industrialized nations already provide such minimum Job Security to workers Many with provisions for full or partial pay. Rep. Steve Bartlett a Texas said the Bill would require employers to offer one Benefit when workers might prefer another. He said unpaid leave would not help families struggling to make ends meet and would Only be a convenience for the affluent. How they voted a Quot yes vote is a vote in favor of requiring businesses of 50 or More employees to allow workers up to three months unpaid leave for family emergencies. Voting Quot yes a rep. Mike Synard okla. Voting Quot not reps. Me Hancock a to. Ike Skelton do. Bob Whittaker a Kan. Quot it is the $4 and $5-an-hour cafeteria worker who will be harmed by losing other benefits Quot Bartlett said. But the Bill Drew support from a Republican Leader of the anti abortion forces. Rep. Henry Hyde r-ill., said the Bill would encourage motherhood Over abortion and that no woman should have to Quot exterminate that child so she can keep her Morgan Hillhouse local civic Leader Dies of sudden illness Morgan Hillhouse 76, 1020 Kensington Road a Joplin civic Leader and retired businessman died at 4 . Wednesday at his Home after suffering a sudden illness. Or. Hillhouse was among those instrumental in bringing fag bearings corp. And the Lozier predecessor american fixture to Joplin and chaired a fund drive to Purchase land for Missouri Southern state College. He was bom aug. 4, 1913, at Verona. He moved to Joplin from Carthage in 1935. He graduated from Missouri Valley College Marshall. He was a manager and vice president of the former Ramsay a department store. He later was president of the former Joplin rendering co. He was a longtime director of the former financial Federal savings and loan association. He was a former president of the Jasper county development association and a former chairman of the Joplin Industrial development authority. He was presented the Joplin chamber of Commerce a outstanding citizen award in 1983, cited for More than 45 years of service to the Community. He received the award of appreciation from Misc in 1974. He served on the Joplin land clearance for redevelopment authority eight years on the r-8 school Board and 20 years on the Joplin Airport Board. He was a former member of the boards of the salvation army and red Cross and was a Freeman Hospital trustee for More than 30 years. He was an elder of first presbyterian Church and a Navy Veteran of world War u. He married jewel c. Berry on Globe photo Mike Gullett six year old Marie Emory and Friend Ducky recently got into the swim of things in a fish Pond at the girl s Home. Morgan Hillhouse april 14, 1940, at Carthage. She survives. Additional survivors include a son John m. Hillhouse St. Louis a daughter Janis c. Hayward Phoenix Ariz. A brother William c. Hillhouse Westminster Calif. And five grandchildren. Services will be at 10 30 . Saturday at first presbyterian Church. The Rev. James e. Layman and the Rev. James l. Moseley will officiate. Burial will be in mount Hope cemetery Webb City. Pallbearers will be Gene Pauley Jean Eberle Bob Moyer Bill Mcdonald Joe Newman and Fred Hughes. Arrangements Are under direction of Tho Hill Dillon mortuary. Contributions May be made to first presbyterian Church or Freeman Hospital. Money to Start building at Misc included in Bill by James f. Wolfe Globe special correspondent Jefferson City to. A a capital improvements appropriations Bill passed thursday ensures a Start on a communications and social science building at Missouri Southern state College in Joplin. The general Assembly sent the $59,967,320 Bill to gov. John Ashcroft after a House Senate deadlock Over the site for a veterans nursing Home in Northwest Missouri was broken. The Missouri Southern appropriation originally $980,000, was whittled to $899,122, but Southwest Missouri legislators said the difference is immaterial. Quot we can put up the steel with this and it will be finished a said rep. Chuck surface a Joplin. Completion is expected to Cost around $5.5 million. The Misc item was placed in the Bill by sen. Emory Melton a Cass Ville who explained he was offering the amendment for the late sen. Richard Webster a Carthage. Rep. T. Mark Elliott a Webb City said the appropriation had the support of the House budget committee chairman rep. A1 Nilges a Bourbon. And the Senate approx tribute paid to senator 1b privations committee chairman sen. Roger Wilson a Columbia. They saw the need they have been for it had there not been a need but it was also partly their esteem for sen. Webster a Elliott said. The Misc Board of regents has said it will name the building for sen. Webster. Also in the Bill is $153,834 for Library remodelling at Misc. The Bill a Fate had been in the see Misc 10a hmm strings attached a $1 million bequest from a former resident is a Happy Burden for a Small Kansas town. A Page 2atribute the late sen. Richard Webster is praised by colleagues at a memorial at the Capitol. A Page 1bfeatures bridge.6c calendar.6d classified .8b-10c comics advice 8d deaths. 8b economy.6b editorial.4a fridays.1d-8d sports. .3b-5blottery thursdays winning numbers in the Missouri pick 3 game 4, 7, 9. Councilman hears about water problems by Susan Redden Globe City Hall writer water problems flooding on Turkey Creek and damage from water Runoff through residential areas a dominated discussions thursday night when Joplin councilman Milt Wolf met with residents of Royal Heights and Castle Rock areas of the City. The freshman councilman elected just Over a month ago in his Campaign had cited a need for Small group meetings with residents. Thursdays meeting marked the first one and Wolf said he planned to hold others in other parts of Joplin if they were requested. Quot i done to intend to stand Here and Tell you i have the answers a he said. Quot for me this is a fact finding the session held at Royal Heights United methodist Church attracted about 25 residents. And the crowd included some who favored a proposed . Army corps of engineers project on Turkey Creek and others who opposed it. The corps is completing its final design for the project designed to address flooding problems along the ? Creek and a Public hearing on the plan will be held this summer Wolf said. The Council last september approved the corps study but has made no decision on whether it will approve the final proposal. The plan would also require property owners donation of land needed for the project. Quot at present it appears the plan will propose widening and changeling concentrated on one Side of the Creek from St. Louis to Florida avenues a Wolf said. Some residents said they thought the corps plan was unworkable and that a better solution would be the construction of containment Ponds to hold water that flows from developments upstream including Missouri Southern state College and North Park mall. Wolf said he is concerned about what would happen when water from a widened Turkey Creek would dump into a narrower Channel below St. Louis Avenue. Other residents including some who Are forced from their Homes during periods of heavy rain said they favored the project v Quot in be had water five feet deep in my House a said one woman. Wolf who is a Royal Heights resident said he believed that increased development had worsened flooding problems on the Creek and cited increased development As a source of storm water problems also being experienced by those in the area. Residents agreed and said problems had worsened significantly with development in Oakland Heights North of Zora Street. Quot How can the City allow that development when we be already got flooding problems a asked one woman. Quot it gets into our basements and garages we have no Back Yard. Its going to Wash us Quot you can swim in our Side Yard a added another woman. Commercial and residential developers should be required to contain Runoff on their properties several said. Residents seemed less interested when Wolf said perhaps a Bond Issue could be proposed to raise the funds needed for curb and Gutter storm drainage projects and other improvements to handle water Runoff and to replace old sewer lines that allow water infiltration and cause sewage backups during heavy Rains. Quot Why should we have to pay a tax if we did no to cause the problem a asked one. A number of residents also expressed concern about what effect Runoff from developed areas and discharge from Industry is having on Turkey Creek. Several said there is less aquatic life in areas of the Creek. Several also complained about soot and Oil in airborne emissions from Tamko Asphalt products on North High Street. One woman said emissions from the Hudson foods processing Plant in Royal Heights had improved for awhile but had become worse. Quot it was better for awhile after the City got after them. Now its bad a she said. Discussions also touched on trash collection recycling and conditions of Florida Avenue. Wolf took notes on residents questions and said after the meeting that he would submit them to City manager Leonard Martin for answers. Cocaine estimate raised Washington a a study indicating there Are nearly 2.2 million hard Core cocaine addicts in the United states proves the administration has adopted the wrong strategy in the drug War the chairman of the Senate judiciary committee said thursday. Quot this news is As alarming As it is tragic a sen. Joseph r. Biden a i el., said. Biden released a report prepared by his committee that indicated the number of hardcore addicts was More than double an earlier estimate by the National Institute of drug abase. William Bennett director of the office of National drug control policy called Biden a cocaine addicts the number of cocaine addicts and the rate of cocaine addiction per 1,000 state residents As estimated in a Senate judiciary committee report Arkansas 8,400 3.5 Kansas 13,000 5.4 Missouri 46,000 9.0 Oklahoma 22,500 6.9 . Total 2,159,000 9.0 statement Quot ridiculous and said it was designed to provide ammunition for next Falls congressional elections. One of every 40 people in new York state uses cocaine at least once a week the study said. The nations capital has the highest per capita rate 32.9 hard Core users among every 1,000 Washington residents. Biden has said hard Core users should be the primary target while Bennett has advocated efforts directed mainly at stemming casual cocaine use

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