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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Joplin, Missouri Trump card Marla Maples is served papers requiring her to detail her relationship with billionaire Donald Trump. A Page 3b weather sixty percent Chance of thunderstorms High near 80. Details Are on the Back Page. On track fourteen Carthage athletes will compete today in the state track meet. A Page 5b�dofllm Slob vol. 94, no. 295 copyright 1990 the Joplin Globe Joplin Missouri May 25, 1990�?forty suggested Price daily 35c�?sunday 1 00 1 Washington apr the Navy reopened its investigation into the uss Iowa explosion and ordered a halt to the firing of 16-Inch guns aboard All battleships thursday after the Quot unexplained ignition of bags of powder during testing. The new problems came during Quot follow up testing which the Navy has been doing periodically As new theories were brought Forward since the Iowa blast and the Navy a review of it the service said. Last year the Navy said the Iowa explosion Quot most probably was an intentional act by gunners mate 2nd class Clayton Hartwig of Cleveland. Forty seven sailors were killed in the april 19, 1989, explosion during gunnery practice. The service accused Hartwig who was killed in the explosion of placing Quot some Type of detonation device Quot Between the Gunpowder bags. The service said Hartwig was a Quot loner who staged the blast because he was upset Over the breakup of a Friendship with another Sailor but admitted it Only had circumstantial evidence for its finding. Members of Congress and others attacked that conclusion As unsupported by fact and called the Navy faulted the investigation leading to it inadequate. Those critics said thursdays announcement showed they were right. Hartwigs father Earl Hartwig himself a Navy gunner s mate in world War ii said in Cleveland Quot this is what we be been saying All along. My son is not guilty. The Navy was Barking up the wrong Quot this is a total Victory a said Hartwigs sister Kathy Kubicina who has devoted her life to Clearing her brother a . The Iowa a skipper at the time capt. Fred p. Moosally blasted the Navy a initial investigation in a speech at his May 4 retirement ceremony. Moosally said it was conducted by Quot people More concerned with getting it Over with a who used facts and opinions based on unsubstantiated third party information unsubstantiated reports and Quot As a safety precaution the Navy today suspended All live firing of battleship 16-Inch, 50-caliber guns until further notice a the Navy said. Quot the firing suspension is due to an unexplained ignition of 16-Inch, 50-caliber powder bags during Navy testing at naval weapons station in Dahlgren va., today a the statement said. Pentagon sources said the Navy was informed several weeks ago about test results conducted by the Sandia National laboratories in Albuquerque n.m., which indicated see Navy 12a House finishes work on big spending Bill Washington apr the House anxious to leave town for a memorial Day recess wrapped up work late thursday on a $4 billion spending Bill including Aid president Bush has urgently sought for new democratic governments in Panama and Nicaragua. Inside cigarettes the Bush administration Calls on states to help Stop children and teen agers from smoking by Banning cigarette vending machines and licensing tobacco retailers. A Page 3a War plan under a new plan to relax response times in War natos combat planes will remain at full Alert but some front line troops will have twice As Long to react to an attack the nato military commander said thursday. A Page 12a vandalism vandals break 82 windows in nine Lamar school buses and two vehicles and eight windows in r-1 school buildings. A Page 1b other features bridge.8c calendar.6d classifieds.2c-12c comics and vice.6d deaths.1c economy.3b-4b editorial.4a fridays.1d-8d sports.5b-8b lottery thursdays winning numbers in the Missouri pick 3 game 5, 9, 4. Liberty elementary pupils find a tire an outstanding target thursday while celebrating the last Day of the school term during a carnival at the Galena High football Field. Senate alters death penalty amendment protects mentally retarded that action sent the Bill to the Senate which was expected to quickly approve it and Send it to Bush for his signature. The Bill also included millions of dollars for Domestic programs in the current fiscal year. But from Bush a see House 12a Bush Renews Trade status for China Washington apr president Bush set off a new Row with Congress thursday by unconditionally renewing China s most favored nation Trade status for one year. He said its too Early to talk about giving the same Trade benefits to Moscow. Despite China a continued repression of the pro democracy movement Bush said its emigration policies qualify it for the preferential Trade treatment while the soviet unions does not. Quot i done to think this is a Reward to Beijing. I think it is very important we keep these commercial contacts a said Bush who announced what he described As a Quot difficult decision at a White House news conference. The move which had been expected still caused an uproar in Congress from members of both parties who consider the administrations China policy too accommodating to the current leaders in Beijing. House speaker Thomas s. Foley d-wash., criticized Bush for failing to put any conditions on the one year Extension to prod China toward reforms. Quot i think he faces some very severe problems Here Quot Foley said. At the present time i would say there Are Washington apr the Senate voted thursday to bar the execution of mentally retarded individuals convicted of capital crimes under Federal Law but leaders gave up Hope of finishing work on an omnibus crime Bill this week. Quot for gods Sake if you acknowledge you should not put children to death acknowledge that you should not put to death the mentally retarded a sen. Joseph r. Biden jr., d-del., said As the Senate debated the crime Bill. Senators Defeated 59-38 an amendment that would have limited the death penalty Protection for the mentally retarded to those who Don t know the difference Between right and wrong. Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine had hoped to Complete action on the anti crime Bill before fridays scheduled Start of a 10-Day recess. But he abandoned that idea after 271 amendments were proposed. Quot there a simply no Way to proceed with action on this Bill when we face at least the possibility of several Hundred amendments Quot Mitchell said. Lawmakers said the raft of amendments could stall the Bill. Minority Leader Bob Dole r-kan., said Quot it seems to me there is great pressure from certain groups not to invoke cloture limit debate and to kill the the Senate set a june 5 vote on whether to limit debate. Quot if you done to get cloture 1 think you bring it the Bill Down Quot Biden told reporters. Quot if you Don t get cloture you just declare the republicans killed the crime the vote on the Issue of the death penalty for the mentally retarded came As president Bush urged Congress to approve Quot a Good Strong anti crime Bill a but restated his opposition to curbs on semiautomatic assault weapons upheld wednes Day by the Senate. Also thursday the Senate a dropped from the Bill a provision to allow death Row inmates to base appeals on statistics showing a racial discriminatory pattern within the jurisdiction they were sentenced. Sen. Bob Graham d-fla., one of the critics said the plan would Quot have the practical consequence of repealing capital punishment. Because no jurisdiction can meet the standards of this a reversed a wednesday decision and adopted 52-46 a stringent provision designed to Cut Short appeals by death Row inmates that can drag on for a decade or longer. Woman pleads guilty to murder a Colo photo president Bush discusses his decision to renew Trade benefits for China. Not the votes to approve and Senate majority Leader George Mitchell a Maine said Bush s decision is Quot inconsistent with american Mitchell said he would Quot aggressively and vigorously try to Block Bush a action. Congress can do so Only by enacting a Quot Resolution of disapproval a and such a measure was quickly introduced in the House. The Resolution if passed could still be vetoed thus it would take two thirds majorities in both Chambers to override Bush a decision. The president said his move is not a special Favory to Beijing. Quot it is the basis of everyday by Debby Woodin Globe staff writer a Joplin woman who told authorities she helped Hatch a plan oct. 1 to kill her sleeping husband and then aided in dumping his body in grand Lake pleaded guilty thursday to second degree murder. Rose Marie Sutton 25, formerly of 439 n. Byers ave., will be sentenced july 2 in the shooting death of her husband Gilbert Don Sutton 28, a truck Driver. Punishment in such cases ranges from 10 years to life in prison. If she were assessed a life sentence she eventually would be eligible for parole. Mrs. Sutton entered the plea in Henry county circuit court at Clinton. Her Case was moved there feb. 1 after the prosecutors office overlooked filing paper work denying contentions by the defense that she could not receive a fair trial in Jasper county. Also charged is Olen Lee Sirmans 33, formerly of the same address. Sirmans is the victims Cousin. He is free on $50,000 Bond. His trial tentatively is set for aug. 27 in Jasper county. His next court appearance for pre trial motions is scheduled june 4. Sutton a body was found oct. 5 floating in the Woodard hollow Arm of the Lake near Zena okla. The body was wrapped in a foam mattress and Sheet and tied with weights. Sutton died of two gunshot wounds to the head. The body was not identified until oct. 24, when investigators were notified that a match of fingerprints had been made with some on file for a Man who had once lived in Texas. Oklahoma authorities tracked Down the identities of the victims family mrs. Sutton and Sirmans and his wife Veronica in Joplin. They had not reported Sutton As a missing person. Sutton was shot in a House at 614 n. Wall ave. That the Suttons and sir manses shared according to statements the accused gave to authorities. Mrs. Sutton told investigators the Trio several times had discussed see guilty 12a jobless rate dips to estimated 4.2% in 2-county area by Susan Redden Globe City Hall writer the lowest estimated unemployment rate for More than a decade was recorded in april in the Joplin metropolitan statistical area. The jobless Mark dipped to 4.2 percent for the month according to preliminary figures released thursday by the Missouri division of f employment Security. The rate equals the 4.2 percent registered in december 1979, according to the Missouri department of labor and Industrial relations. Employment in the metro area of Jasper and Newton counties climbed to an estimated 68,749 workers during the month while the number of unemployed decreased to 3,013, according to state figures. The civilian labor Force also increased to an estimated at 71,762. The local jobless rate for the month is Down from revised figures of 4.8 percent for March and 4.9 percent for april 1989. Statewide the april unemployment rate was 4.7 percent Down from 5.8 percent in March said Donna m. White director of the Missouri department of labor and Industrial relations. The state rate is the lowest since october 1979, when 4.4 percent of the states work Force was Idle mrs. White said. Preliminary metro figures for april show a 1,469 More workers were employed during the month than in March and 1,215 More than in april 1989. A 375 fewer people were without jobs than in March and 449 fewer than in april 1989. A the civilian labor Force grew by 1,094 from March and by 748 from the same period a year ago. State officials credit hiring in tourism construction and transportation industries for the drop in the jobless rate. Navy reopens uss Iowa blast probe

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