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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - October 3, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Vol 144 No 30 Kokomo Ind KOKOMO lTRIBUNE Monday Oct 50 cents James H Drew Corp employees Butch Fulford foreman left and Brent Long laborer install a detector hous ing which will trip the new traffic signals on East Markland Ave Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Local road work rolling along Road construction crews continue work on upgrading and widening Markland Avenue Ind 22 and Ind 35 east of 31 The project is scheduled to be completed by Dec 15 according to Steve Johnson of Mohr Construction Kokomo Johnson said pylons will be removed in the area when two new traffic signals begin operating The two new traffic lights are cur rently being installed and will begin operat ing once crews have completed all surface work and lane striping Johnson said Mohr was awarded a million state contract to widen the road between 31 and a quarter mile east of Goyer Road The project is also being funded by the city Sandor Development and several major retailers and businesses in the area Haitians wound soldier American troops round up paramilitary leaders PORTAUPRINCE Haiti AP Haitians with military weapons shot and wounded an American soldier in the western city of Les Cayes hours after troops in the capital rounded up leaders of a proarmy paramilitary group The assailants had the same weapons and helmets as the Hait ian military but we cannot defi nitely say they are from the Army spokesman Maj Ken Fugett said The soldier a member of the Army Special Forces was hospi talized at the 28th Combat Sup port Hospital in PortauPrince after being shot in the abdomen at around midnight He was in sta ble condition after surgery His prognosis is said Lt Gen Hugh Shelton com mander in Haiti It was the second time an Amer ican was wounded by hostile fire Related story Life goes on inside Haiti Page AS since troops arrived in Haiti two weeks ago An interpreter was wounded in the leg during a gunbattle at police headquarters in the port of CapHaitien on Sept 24 Fugett said the soldier ordered between two to four Haitians to stop after they scaled a wall The Haitians opened fire and the sol dier returned fire Fugett said the soldier believed he hit two of the assailants before they escaped Les Cayes a stronghold of exiled President JeanBertrand Aristide is one of several interior towns occupied by Special Forces units to assess humanitarian aid needs The Haitian military and its allied gunmen have launched periodic crackdowns there in the three years since Aristide was overthrown About 300 soldiers from five Caribbean nations were scheduled to arrive in Haiti today to form an international peacekeeping force At the same time the Marines in the country will begin to withdraw And former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly arrived in PortauPnnce on Sunday to direct an international police force of up to mem bers intended to help ensure a transition to democracy in Haiti The shooting of the American soldier came after troops on Sunday detained Romeo Halloun who directed security for army chief Lt Gen Raoul Cedras and was once a member of a black masked group of private militia men known as the Ninjas Also arrested were Hallouns brother Ramses and other men who officials said included other members of the Ninja brigade They were captured carrying guns as they rushed down the street toward Halouns Famosa ketchup factory where a crowd was gathering as if in preparation for looting the facility troops also searched the Hallouns fathers home an exclu sive private tennis club and a clothing factory There was no report of any weapons found The arrests prompted com plaints on armyband radio Sev eral unidentified speakers said there would be bad consequences if Cedras didnt get the arrested men out of custody by today Inside todays Tribune Local YWCAs Family Intervention Center will remember victims of domestic violence in a spe cial ceremony Page A2 Style Its tailgate time Page Bl Sports Return of Steve Emtman spurs Colt uprising in the Dome Page A8 Also inside Business markets Classified Dear Local News of Damage from spy might go deeper His smoking buddies face inquiries NEW YORK AP The dam age to the CIA caused by double agent Aldrich Ames isnt fully known but it may be far more extensive than originally estimat ed Newsweek reported The agency previously estimat ed that 36 cases were damaged by Ames a former CIA agent who leaked highly sensitive secrets to the former Soviet Union and later to Russia He was paid more than million Ames pleaded guilty to espi onage charges last April and was sentenced to life imprisonment As we work through the dam age assessment there will be dozens perhaps even hundreds of cases in some sense that Ames probably compromised beyond the CIA Director James Woolsey told Newsweek in the Oct 10 issue At least 10 Soviet agents were executed after they were exposed by Ames Woolsey has said As part of the investigation all the cigarette smokers Ames worked with at CIA headquarters in Langley are being inter viewed to learn of all the informa tion to which Ames may have had access Woolsey said CIA headquarters is a smoke free building Woolsey explained so Ames would stand outside with fellow smokers and try to elicit things from TV talk show focuses on babys death Mother convicted in Clinton County By MIKE FLETCHER Tribune staff writer After telling investigators in 1992 about how her mother Anita Vega killed her sis ter Anna Marie Booth 25 years ago Margarita Booth will now tell her story on a television talk show Margarita and her husband James Booth former Indiana State Police Detective Herb Clear and defense attorney Michael Troemel of Lafayette are to appear on the Donahue Show on WTHRTV 13 to discuss the 25yearold death investigation The show was taped Sept 22 but the air date as not been deter mined yet personnel at the Don ahue Show said They did say its not scheduled for at least two weeks Clinton County Prosecutor Louis Evans was scheduled to appear on the show but due to personal matters was not able to participate Clear currently an investigator for the Cass County Prosecutors office was a former Indiana State Police detective who worked on the case back in 1969 A Clinton County jury convict ed Vega of involuntary manslaughter July 28 after two days of testimony about how she beat her yearold daughter Anna Marie Arguello and forced her to stay in a bath tub full of cold water all day as punishment for wetting the bed reports said She was sentenced Aug 28 to one to 10 years in prison with the Indiana Parole Board to decide when she can be released Since the crime was committed in 1969 the sentence reflects die laws back then according to the Indiana Parole Board In 1969 the sentence for invol untary manslaughter was one to 10 ten years with parole eligibility after six months Margarita Booth Vegas daugh ter came forward and told ponce in 1992 of the brutal crime she wit nessed back in 1969 She told investigators she watched her mom hold her sisters head under water She also said she witnessed her now dead stepfather Louis Vega take her sisters body away in a blanket Anna Maries biological father is deceased as well Clear said Everybody that new something about it were either dead or couldnt be he added And then in 1992 the sister of the victim came forward with evi Michigans high court hearing Kevorkian case LANSING Mich AP The question that Dr Jack Kevorkian has pushed onto the national agenda with his highly publicized involvement in 20 deaths now falls to the Michigan Supreme Court Do people facing painful death or incur able illness have a constiKevorkian tutional right to assisted suicide The court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on T J whether Michigans assisted sui cide law is constitutional and whether Kevorkian can be tried on murder charges in two assisted sujcide deaths Dr Kevorkian has become the figurehead in the assisted suicide debate However the argument presented here goes beyond the man and arrives at the fundamen tal principles of liberty and the role of govern ment in our modern soci Kevorkians lawyer Geof frey Fieger wrote in briefs to the court The sack man INDIANAPOLIS Colts defensive tackle Tony Siragusa had reason for his special version of the Italian Sack Dance after a fourthquarter stop of Seahawks quarter back Rick Mirer here at the RCA Dome Sunday Siragusa sacked Mirer for an eightyard loss on fourth down ending Seattles last shot at victory The Colts improved to 23 with a 1715 victory For more photos and column refer to A8 Tribune photo by Tim Bath ;