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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - June 13, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana 280 KOKOMO lTRIBUNE June 50 cents South Koreans bracing for worst South Korea AP Reflecting rising tensions over North Koreas nuclear South Korea today called up million reservists for its biggest civil defense drills in The to be held Wednesday1 will involve all mil itary and civil defense corps whose job is to orga nize evacuations and provide first aid for air raid Seoul has staged monthly civil defense but because of military tensions with North this months is being expanded Former President Carter arrived in Seoul today to try to help ease tensions that have arisen from growing suspicions that North Korea is building nuclear The agenda on Carters private visit includes talks with Presi dent Kim Youngsam and other top South Korean He plans to visit the North for four days starting Almost all army reservists younger than 50 will be mobi lized for the defense offi cials The nearly 2 million soldiers of the rival Koreas are on heightened In the past South Korea put its police force on alert and ordered a nationwide check of underground shelters and emergency water supply armed forces in South Korea and the Pacific Total forces In Korea by branch of service Army Navy 315 Marines 59 Air Force forces in Army Pacj 25th Intantfy Wvlilon Hawaii NkMMtai Sin DM00 Sources Colliers Random House Encyclopedia Castello Suspect drops bomb 1 personally blew up the Lockerbie plane Lebanon AP A confessed Palestinian terrorist startled a Beirut courtroom today by claiming he carried out the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 that killed 270 Youssef a follower of terrorist leader Abu Nidals FatahRevolutionary made the claim during his trial on a charge of assassinating a Jordan ian diplomat in Beirut in Shaaban offered no details to substantiate his The bombing has in the past been blamed variously on then Syria and then which has been targeted by international I personally blew up the Lockerbie Shaaban told the Judicial Lebanons highest trial Ive told the investigating magistrate about it but my confession wasnt I say it again There was no indication whether the Saeed took Shaabans claim seri Court speaking on condition of speculat ed Shaaban might nave been instructed by Abu Nidal to make the claim to take the heat over the bombing off chief backer of the terrorist Abu Nidal is believed to be living in Jim a spokesman for British relatives of Flight 103 vic said Shaabans claim should be regarded with grave It could be that he is seeking to attract what terrorists might regard as kudos for the Abu Nidal said whose daughter Flora was killed in the The bomb ripped apart a Pan Am Boeing 747 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie on as it flew from London toward New All 259 people aboard and 11 people on the ground Abdel Basset AH Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa both sus pected Libyan intelligence have been charged in Britain and the United States in the The two countries demanded Libya hand over the two suspects for trial in either A final bid for freedom Tyson appears before judge in effort to get out of prison INDIANAPOLIS AP Mike Tyson faced what could be his final bid for early freedom appearing before a judge to ask that his sixyear sentence for rape be shortened to the time hes already The former heavyweight boxing champion has spent the past 26 months in prison after a Marion County jury convicted him of rap ing a teenage beauty pageant contestant in his hotel Tyson did not speak this morn ing as he was escorted by about 10 Marion County sheriffs deputies from an unmarked police sedan into the in wore blue black boots and a Tyson is scheduled for release from the Indiana Youth Center in May with time off for good He also was given four years of probation and could be subject to probation rules when ever he is Marion Supe rior Court Judge Patricia Gif ford said she likely would rule quickly on Tysons Sports Illustrated reported that Tysons lawyers had cut a deal for his early release that included a cash settlement with Desiree the Rhode Island col lege student who filed the rape The Marion County prosecu tors office and Tyson attorney Alan Dershowitz issued qualified Washingtons lawyer firmly denied any deal had been reached or was in the The fourpage request for a sen tence reduction hearing asks for Tysons immediate citing his rehabilitation since being Of the five points made in the four deal with Tysons educational achieve Well bake under a dry heat dome Area gardens and farms that enjoyed more than a half inch of rain over the weekend should brace for a return to dry heat this according to local weather observer Robert A buildup of atmospheric high pressure will create a heat dome around the blocking out moisture and forcing it to the west and Wise Temperatures will reach the midto upper 90s by Thursday and ne But the inches of rain added to the thirsty soil on Saturday and Sunday was a key to boosting crop conditions and area residents said Jim director of the Tipton County Extension Woolf said corn and soybean plants love humid weather once the soil obtains some mois Wise said theres a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms this the final remnants of the past weekends precipita The high today should reach 88 with a low of Up to a half inch of rain could he Tuesday will be mostly sunny arid with a high of 92 and low of Thursday and Fri day will be more of the with highs in the midto upper Inside Sports Ryne Sandberg shocks the baseball world with his sud den Page Also inside Classified Local News of PRINTED WITH Blacks hoping to hammer out forge rights agenda BALTIMORE AP Americas blacks are facing a lifeordeath NAACP leaders said as they con vened a summit to try to forge a new civil rights agenda that will have the support of the most diverse elements of the black Attended by about 65 including not only NAACP but also Nation of Islam leader Louis the summit is to address crime and and political power and spiritual Criticized for inviting Farrakhan to the National African American Leadership NAACP Executive Director Benjamin Chavis said the need for dialogue is too great to shut anyone We want to have a fair exchange of views because we believe that the situation facing our people is one of life and Chavis said Sunday as the summit Delegates began meeting privately today to work on what NAACP Chairman William Gibson calls a new civil rights agenda to benefit the nations 35 mil lion We come here with We come here with Gibson Among the delegates were jour politicians and members of the While developing a new plan of action would be an enormous author Cornel a professor of religion at Princeton University It can begin in three Chavis was criticized in April for holding a closed door meeting with a group of black leaders that included several He said at the time that he wanted to steer the moderate NAACP back toward the PanAfricanist ideology of who founded the National Association for the Advance ment of Colored The problem of this century remains the problem of the color the problem of racial eco nomic he said Gibson said he hopes the summit will produce a strategy for dealing with those We are going to come out of here with an agenda that has economic We are going to deal with corporate We are going to deal with busi ness Gibson Yabbadabbado Flintstones collection more than a pile of rubble By LISA FIPPS Tribune staff writer In toon hed be the Grand Poobah of Nearly 400 includ ing cards and figurines depicting characters from the Flintstones cartoon show are stacked and displayed in Chris Heltons hes searching for He doesnt know exactly how much money hes spent over the years collecting the cartoon char but said its too But I never When I go for a hobby I go way Family and friends think Im Helton They call me One of my friends started col I guess I made him go Hes the only one who understands me about Flint We communicate in Flint Being a Flintstones fanatic isnt a Helton Im not going to outgrow My mom thinks I but I dont listen to her about Helton plans on keeping and increasing his Flintstones collec tion once while in college even after getting mar Thats the first question Im going to ask a potential wife like Flintstones If Shes His wife would have to like the considering shed be sleeping a stones through from a nearly fourfoot fiberglass Barney Rubble Barneys my Hes short and he always gets picked like Hes Freds my secondbest Found at a flea the used as part of a is Heltons favorite Flintstones While he might allow his chil dren to play with some items from his the Barney head will strictly be off goes in my room under Helton also plans to make one room in his home look like the Flintstones Helton cant fur nish his home in modern stone age family but hed like One thing I like about the Flintstones is all their wacky Heltons favorite inventions are the television remote control and garbage At the push of a a bird flies from a stone box to the TV and uses its beak to change the channel before flying back to the Pigasauruses are used as garbage They lay underneath the kitchen devouring food Helton also likes the clever way creators of the used water from ele phants trunks to fill kitchen sinks and So while most teens Heltons 15 and a half he stresses the half eye a new sports Heltons dream machine is a With all of that planning for the has he considered pursu ing a career in cartoons Im planning to go into Collecting Flint stones will basically be my Id like to work for but I cant Maybe I could paint the cartoons or just run the Helton does have a yabba dabbado time collecting Flint Chris Heltons decor is strictly out of the Stone Age stones but he also enjoys amassing Jetson and Looney Toon of which he has more than 800 He prefers the but theyve been a little difficult to That until With the release of The Flint stones Helton and other Flintstones fans can find Wilma and even Betty in plentiful Helton noted that You can find Barney and but you could never find figurines of Betty was not a hot item until this Many may be inspired to start a Flintstones collection by the but 1 was way before he Tribune photo by Dave Hess Of Helton has seen the I saw it the first I thought it was very My dream was to be in the but thats over I didnt actually pursue I knew I wouldnt even have a I would have liked to have been a paper boy or some thing They wouldnt have needed to pay ;