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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Logansport, Indiana Friday May family leave Bill p today in 14 shot scholarship Williamson picks Purdue Page 9 founded 1844 outside rain Cloudy tonight rain towards Daybreak Low 42 saturday rain and storms Likely High 57 digest Sammy Davis friends of Sammy Davis or report the tongan dance Man has been losing his Battle with Throat cancer since returning Home to Beverly Hills from the Hospital where he was treated in March a source close to Davis said he now weighs about 60 pounds and has been reduced to a fetal position hour of music the annual Logansport High school hour of music will be at 7 in the Beny bowl floor level seating tickets Are for adults and for students and children the Cost includes beverages and snacks general admission tickets Are for adults and for students and children More than 350 students will perform As members of the los concert band concert choir freshman choir jazz band swing choir wind ensemble and Berry ettes will perform heritage gala the annual heritage preservation gala will be held at 6 at memorial Center proceeds will be used to fund a drive to build an Al weather Home for Logan sports Tumo the Century Carousel a National historic landmark Landfill open House an open House at the Byers Landfill on Morgan Hill Road will be held at the Landfill from 8 to noon Puppy match Logansport Kennel clubs annual Puppy match will be held from 9 to around 5 at the Fairgrounds admission is free Index Ann Landers nation Page 11 3 Page 14 Page 12 Page 4 Page 7 5 9 11 16 Logansport Indiana Pulaski jury selection slow q More than 40 jurors have been questioned but Only seven have been picked for drug trial by Therese Ward pharos Tribune regional reporter Winamac after More than 40 prospective jurors had been questioned in Pulaski circuit court Only seven had been selected by thursday for drug trial that May get under Way late today another group of 25 prospective jurors were summoned to appear today in an attempt to fill the jury for the drug trial of Ana Marie Cruz Mercedes Diaz and James Allie the three defendants face charges of dealing cocaine and conspiracy to Deal in cocaine both class a felonies that carry maximum 30year prison terms attorneys for the defense and Pulaski county prosecuting attorney Daniel p Murphy have questioned jurors and then met with circuit court judge John Richert in the judges Chambers Richert has dismissed potential jurors following those meetings while some potential jurors told the court that farm responsibilities would keep them from jury duty others said they afford to take the time off from work the trial is expected to last five weeks several of those summoned have told attorneys that Strong convictions regarding drugs would prevent them from judging the defendants fairly another said a prejudice against people who speak Spanish would prevent a fair judgment the court has appointed an interpreter to help Cruz and Diaz understand the proceedings of the trial the two women Are cuban nationals who have been living in Miami a six jurors were selected wednesday but Only one was selected thursday after More than four hours of questioning the charges Stem from their alleged involvement in a family operated Multi million Dollar cocaine and marijuana trafficking ring Between Indiana and Florida eighteen people were arrested As a result of the investigation some of them including members of the Murphy family of Francesville Are expected to testify in the current trial As part of plea agreements wind damage High winds and heavy rain thursday afternoon caused this tree to fall on a car owned by Irene Miller 11710th Street Power in the area was knocked out for a Short time Steve because of the fallen tree there were scattered reports of downed Trees throughout the City but no injuries were reported a philippine Jet explosion kills seven Manila Philippines a a philippine airlines jetliner exploded and caught fire today As it prepared to take off with 119 people aboard killing seven passengers and injuring More than 80 officials said survivors spoke of up to three blasts aboard the Boeing 737300 and a senior official said it was possible a bomb had been placed on the plane at least three Large holes were left in the roof and flames gutted the Interior the twin engine plane was being towed to the runway for a Domestic flight when it was rocked by an explosion said Enrique Santos vice president of Philip Pine airlines the Cabin filled with smoke but most passengers escaped by sliding Down emergency chutes before flames engulfed the plane he said Howard drug sweep nabs eighteen suspects some connected to three Amigos Kokomo at least 18 people have been arrested on a variety of charges including dealing in cocaine or a narcotic substance As operation Loose ends sweeps through Howard county warrants for the arrests were issued thursday morning the arrests Are the result of More than six months of work by Howard county investigators including the three Amigos investigation in which James Michael 35 Kokomo was arrested on charges of murdering Galveston resident Ismael Sanchez several of those arrested were closely connected with the three Amigos said Kokomo police assistant chief Charlie Hackett ten More warrants have been issued in the Loose ends investigation and Hackett said investigators suspect at least some of those not yet located Are being held in other jails that our suspicion but we Haven been Able to track them Down Hackett said one of the latest arrests was made when a suspect was found in Virginia another suspect was found in the Carroll county jail besides the narcotics charges some of the arrests have included charges of dealing in marijuana dealing in a substance representing a controlled substance and Public nuisance 5yearold rescued from her Babysitter q Massachusetts girl showed no signs of abuse after being kidnapped by Babysitter Tallahassee Haap a 5year old Massachusetts girl was found unharmed at a Gulf coast fishing Lodge and was to return Home with her parents today after a 38day abduction by an obsessed baby Sitter authorities said Kenneth m Cole u a 24yearold former bus Driver was charged with kidnapping after he was arrested thursday on a tip from the Lodge owner who saw a local news report on the abduction Nicole Ravesi of Milford showed no signs of abuse Fri spokesman Paul Cavanagh said she was to head Home today after getting a new dress and a medical checkup when asked How she Felt Nicole said but didst respond to any other questions when the family met briefly with reporters at their hotel were thankful to get our daughter said Frank Ravesi adding that the girl was kind of scared of the his wife Debra said she was very Happy very Cole appeared before a magistrate late thursday and agreed to be returned to Massachusetts to face kidnapping charges there Cole and Nicole had been staying since May 5 at a trailer behind sportsman Lodge in East Point a Panhandle fishing Village about 70 Miles Southwest of Tallahassee owner Bob Allen said he said the girl called Cole dad and never spoke of her Mother and real father when Allen called Cole out of the trailer so Fri agents could Rescue the girl thursday Nicole was kind of Down at Allen said but she responded quickly after she was Given a Sandwich cookies and milk said Franklin county sheriff Warren Roddenberry she had Learned i guess to depend on see Rescue Page 2 Arkansas Farmers crops underwater q acres of wheat statewide have been damaged Pastoria Ark a Hillary Pipkin has been farming All his life but at the moment All his wheat Fields Are Good for is fishing As Waters continue to surge Down the Arkansas red and Trinity Rivers in Texas and Arkansas agriculture is suffering the most in just hoping we can pay our debts and stay in Pipkin said thursday theres not any profit to be made this Pipkin and his brother grow wheat Cotton soybeans and Rice on about acres in the Community where they grew up a few Miles North of Pine Bluff in Central Arkansas their land handed Down by their father is divided by the Arkansas River levee about 250 acres on the River Side of the levee Are under water you can walk Down there and catch a water from the red River flows Over Highway 71 North of Texarkana fish if you want said Pipkin pointing to a spot where water Swallow the Road that used to Cut across his wheat Field Pipkin said about half of his 100acre Winter wheat crop is destroyed its going to Hurt the yield no doubt about he said id say after this we might Cut half a and his Cotton might not be planted at All its going to Hurt us Pipkin said if we get in any Cotton its not going to have time to make enough like it officials Are estimating that acres of wheat statewide have been damaged by the flooding which could amount to a million loss rough estimates indicate to head of cattle were stranded by High water and Many Are presumed drowned in a letter thursday to president Bush gov Bill Clinton said initial official estimates of damage to private non agricultural property total million according to preliminary state figures flooding has damaged 251 Homes but that number will go up As the water recedes said Gary Talley spokesman for the Arkansas office of emergency services the flooding was touched off by last weeks severe storms which were blamed for 13 deaths one in Oklahoma and the others in Texas

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