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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - August 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 143 No 329 Kokomo Ind Monday Aug 50 cents Missing banker remains mystery CARMEL Officials in Hamil ton and Marion counties contin ued their search today for a Carmel banker now missing for six days A crashed car belonging to David Taylor 30 was recovered on the northwest side of Indi anapolis on Wednesday a day after he was suspended from his job as a vice president at the Carmel branch of First National Bank in Kokomo Bank officials said an audit was under way but declined to give further details Taylors wife Susan reported him missing Wednesday evening said Lt Randy Schalburg of the Carmel police She advised that he was despondent and was having some personal problems and was maybe even Schalburg said He said Mrs Taylor found what could be characterized as a suicide note but I couldnt guarantee that it is his The Marion County Sheriffs Department found Taylors 1992 Oldsmobile abandoned Wednes day morning Schalburg said The car was in a ditch in the 6200 block of Lafayette Road on Indianapolis northwest side He left some personal belong ings in the vehicle and left on Schalburg said Taylors family has posted pic tures of him in the area where the car was recovered Taylor a Republican precinct committeeman was a delegate to the GOP state convention this year During the administration of former Carmel mayor Dorothy Hancock he served on the Carmel Board of Public Works and Safety He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Carmel clerktreasurer in 1991 Seed festival canceled WINDFALL Ind There wont be a Seed Sity Jamboree this year For the past 11 years the Wind fall community has hosted a threeday festival called the Seed Sity Jamboree But according to Harold Johnson a member of the Seed Sity committee there wont be a 12th annual festival There wasnt anybody volun teering to do the Johnson said The committees about worked ourselves out I hate to see it quit but Im 86 years old Were out of manpower Johnson said the Seed Sity Jam boree was started years ago as a way for the community to get together Were going to have a fish fry on Aug 27 Thatll be kind of a bneday Johnson said when asked if they would try again next year to have Seed Sity Johnson said Thaf d be up to the community if they want to take it Little batter Colorado Rockies starting Pitcher Kevin Ritz tries to con vince his 21monthold daughter Molly to go to bat during a baseball game between the children of Rockies players that was part of a Family Day promotion Sunday at Denvers Mile High Stadium The Rockies went on to lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers 62 AP photo Inside todays Tribune Local KokomoCenter School Corp announces enrollment proce dure Ptgt A2 Style Try rafting in Tennessee Page Sports John Hill captures Howard County Mens Tennis title Pap Also Inside Business Classified Local News of Sifrfdf9t Pete Caraveo Kokomo a reservist for one year has blood taken for a bone marrow registry program on y Tribune photo by Stephen Shaner Volunteers step forward to help others GRISSOM AIR FORCE BASE Ind Army reservists with the 2nd Battalion 423rd Regi ment 70th Division donated blood Sunday which will be tissuetyped for possible use in bone marrow transplants Hugh Hayes representative from the Bjl Young Marrow Donor Center ffnBetKeMta visited Grissom Air Force Base Sunday at the Army Reserve Center Building 639 to collect the donations The Bill Young Marrow Donor Center is the marrow donor center for the Department of Defense Hayes took four tubes of blood from each volunteer The blood will then be tissue typed and the information will be stored in a i atch with a person m neea of a transplant Bone marrow transplantation is the pre ferred treatment for more than 50 fatal blood disorders It is estimated that between and Americans are in need of a transplant each year Tissue type is inherited the same as skin color hair color and eye color The best chance of finding a someone with ttie same facial and ethnic bacKgroulidf Reserve units have been tested since Janu ary 1994 So far the center has drawn blood from volunteers which has resulted in 120 transplants Manson murders Ghostly memories 25 years after macabre killings LOS ANGELES AP Like a fevered dream that returns in the heat of summer memories of the hideous Manson murders are especially vivid on this 25th anniversary of that notorious crime A few miles from the lush Bev erly Hills canyon where actress Sharon Tate and her friends were butchered on Aug 9 1969 another rich and beautiful woman who lived the Holly wood dream was found slain ear lier this summer The killing of Nicole Brown Simpson exwife of Simp son with her friend Ronald Goldman was a grim reminder to those who inhabit the privi leged enclaves of Los Angeles that lightning can strike twice There was genuine fear in recalls Deputy District Attorney Steven Kay People havent forgotten tnat They know where they were when they heard about the TateLaBi anca killings Now they remember where they were when they heard about the Simp son case Vincent Bugliosi who was chief prosecutor of Charles Man son and four followers convicted Charles Manson master mind behind bloody mur ders AP photo in the slayings calls it the most bizarre mass murder case in the recorded annals of crime and is slightly mystified by all the atten tion being focused on the Simp son case In comparison to the Tate mur ders The Simpson case is just a variety murder ugliosi insists The dead included glitterati of the time Ms Tate wife of famed film director Roman Polanski celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring coffee heiress Abi gail Folger filmmaker Voityck Frykowski Steven Parent a young friend of the caretaker also died The next night wealthy market owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain in their home across town At the Tate home the word pig was scrawled in blood on the front door Ms Tate 26 who was months pregnant had been hanged and stabbed to death Her fullterm fetus a boy died with her Parent and Sebring were shot to death and other vic tims were stabbed repeatedly some as they tried to flee the death house Ms Folger running for her life in her night clothes was tackled and stabbed on the lawn in bright moonlight A maid arriving for work dis covered the carnage and by mid morning word spread world wide Los Angeles reeled in horror Then after night fell the killers struck again butchering the LaBiancas in their Los Feliz home A carving fork was left in LaBiancas stomach and there were more bloody scrawlings at the scene Residents were terrified Gun sales skyrocketed security guards were hired to protect the more palatial estates Police were baffled The killings made no sense There were investiga tive gaps a child found the murder gun a TV crew discov ered the discarded black clothing worn by the killers Rumors of cults ran rampant And for months there were no suspects A confession by Susan Atkins one of Mansons followers broke the case The trial of Manson Atkins Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten lasted months In that span Manson sang in court carved a swastika on his forehead and leapt at the judge At the end of the penalty phase the defendants confessed in graphic detail to the killings Charles Tex Watson was found guilty at a separate trial months later They received death sentences which were commuted to life when the death penalty was out lawed for a brief period Manson knifewielding followers remain behind bars By The Associated Press Steven Kay calls Charles Man son without a doubt Americas most famous and the title keeps the mass murderer in solitary confinement So many prisoners would like to kill him and become said Kay a deputy district attor ney who has attended 47 parole hearings for Manson killers over the years He gave this rundown on their current status Manson who turns 60 in November is at the high security state prison at Corcoran He is allowed out of his cell for about one hour a day for exercise and spends the rest of his rime alone Occasionally he emerges to give TV interviews At his last parole hearing he was denied release for another five years His next hearing is in April 1997 Susan Atkins 46 became a bornagain Christian and was married and divorced in prison At her last parole hearing she adamantly denied wielding the knife that killed Sharon Tate said she took the blame on Mansons orders and declared I did not kill anyone by my own Her next parole hearing is set for January She is confined at the California Institution for Women at Frontera Leslie Van Houten who is turning 45 has the best chance for parole After a marriage and divorce in prison she went on to maintain a clean record and earned a college degree She has become known as a counselor to other prisoners at Frontera and has said she is trying to atone for her crimes by making the best of her life She was convicted in the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca not in the Tate mur ders Her next parole hearing is in December 1995 Patricia Krenwinkel 42 a participant in both the Tate and LaBianca slayings has admitted wielding a knife at both scenes She has expressed regret for her crimes and has become a model prisoner at Frontera Her next parole hearing is in December 1996 Charles Tex Watson 48 Mansons chief lieutenant who was convicted in all seven mur ders became a bornagain Christ ian and a Minister in prison He also named and three chil dren as the result oTconjugal vis its with his wife Prison authori ties fearful that he was controlling other prisoners through his ministry at the Cali fornia Mens Colony at San Luis Obispo recently moved htah to the state prison at Mule greek outside Sacramento His next parole hearing is in the spring of ;