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Logansport Pharos Tribune Newspaper Archives May 27 1990, Page 1

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Logansport Pharos-Tribune (Newspaper) - May 27, 1990, Logansport, Indiana Sunday May going to school at Home today in b1 founded 1844 outside sunny sunny sunday High 73 cooler sunday night Low 53 monday sunny and Cool High 73 digest celebrity wedding actor Robert Wagner married actress Jill St John in the Garden of Wagner Home in the Pacific Palisades Section of los Angeles saturday the couple have been together for eight years no paper monday the pharos Tribune will not be published monday to allow employees to spend the Holiday with their families today castors graduation Caston High school seniors will graduate at 2 at the Caston gym Winamac graduation Winamac High school seniors will graduate at 7 at the High school gym tomorrow memorial Day Parade the annual memorial Day Parade and observances in Logansport will begin at at the doughboy Monument at the City building services will be held along the Parade route at the county government building the sixth Street Bridge the civil War Monument and legion Circle Index Ann b7 a3 c8 b6 b1b7 c1c7 b7 a5 a10a11 be surprised by what you can sell with the pharos Tribune classified ads yearling Indian Blue peafowl peacocks 0000000 Call 7225000 gentlemen Start your engines Page c1 Logansport Indiana veterans drop out of Parade angry Over naming of Street in City Park after Lafayette sister City in Japan Lafayette ind a several veterans groups angered by a decision to Honor a japanese City have dropped out of Lafayette memorial Day Parade in protest about 50 units were scheduled to March in mondays Parade and More than half of those usually Are veterans groups but not this year if we have 30 units this year i think Well be doing said Hank Englert chairman of the memorial Day association a decision by the City Council to rename a Street in columbian Park for Lafayette sister City of Ota Japan has veterans seeing red the Park is Home for the cites veterans memorial the japanese City returned the gesture by naming a Street after Lafayette among the units dropping out of the Parade Are members of the disabled veterans the military order of purple heart vow Post 1154 and Viet Nam veterans of mid North Indiana some veterans will March but others will break ranks at the Entrance to the Park and walk to ceremonies at memorial Island where the Parade concludes i wont spend any time there other than at memorial said Mike Barnes president of Viet Nam veterans of mid North Indiana i wont have anything to do with that Park this is a no Good at Englerth request the Lafayette police have agreed to provide More officers to escort the Parade to columbian Park the Flap began with a suggestion by mayor James f Riehle to rename the Street in March veterans disagreed saying it was disrespectful to name a Street near memorial Island for one of americas enemies in world War ii illegal dumping presenting problem Mark All smiles Jenny Grandstaff l and Kelly Cripe enjoy a lighter moment at their graduation ceremony at Pioneer High school by Amy Bell pharos Tribune regional reporter county Highway superintendents agree that illegal dumping is a problem that is getting worse but the Only Way to catch the offenders is to Wade through the trash in the Hopes of finding names or other identification and even then the person who dumps the garbage illegally May not be the person who owns it right now we could Send a dump truck around the county and pick up a said Byrd Richardson supervisor of the Carroll county Highway department were out on the roads All the time we catch it in the Side there is no particular place where More dumping occurs and items dumped include old appliances mattresses and garbage bags he said we see quite a bit of said Henry Schrader superintendent of the Cass county Highway garage weve picked up As much As truckloads in one spot people have dumped a truckload of the worst Sites for illegal dumping in Cass county Are along the Rivers he said its grown worse Over the years but right now we could Send a dump truck around the county and pick up a Byrd Richardson Carroll county Highway dept in seeing tin cans said Schrader who mows grass along the county roads people pick them up and sell them people walk along the roads and collect the worst place for illegal dumping in White county is in the Buffalo area near Chambers Landfill people get up there find out what it costs and take it out to a county Road and see dumping Page 2 defendants tied to Alleg drug ring by Diane Robinson pharos Tribune regional editor Winamac testimony has linked three defendants in a drug trial in Pulaski circuit court to an alleged family operated ring that operated Between Pulaski county and Florida jurors listened attentively Friday to Larry Biggs the chief investigator for the to county organized drug enforcement Triode task Force Biggs is also the Field supervisor for the Laporte county police charged with conspiracy to Deal in cocaine Are cuban nationals Ana Marie Cruz 22 Mercedis Diaz 25 and James p Allie 45 rolling Prairie both Cruz and Diaz Are free on is million Bond As Biggs continued his testimony he explained How the ring is alleged to have expanded and How Diaz Cruz and Allie were involved Biggs information comes from testimony provided by other defendants in the trial including alleged ringleaders Jack and Dennis Murphy two Brothers who have entered into a plea agreement in return for information defense attorneys have told the jury their clients were All victims of the Murphy family and Yfrain Ramone Roque Biggs said that according to the testimony the Murphys met Cruz in april of 1987 through a third party and purchased a kilo of cocaine from her this relationship continued through june 1987 when they dropped the middleman and began buying the cocaine straight from Cruz he said she was accompanied on most occasions by her Boyfriend Roque who died of a brain tumor last summer Roque was also the Boyfriend of Diaz Biggs also said that the Murphys became acquainted with James Allie in april 1987 and began Selling cocaine to him at that time cocaine allegedly sold to him had been transported Back to Indiana from Honda the Murphys were introduced to Diaz through Cruz Diaz allegedly provided the Murphys with a vehicle after Jack was in a traffic Accident and had no Way to transport the cocaine Back to Indiana they eventually began buying cocaine from Diaz As Well according to the testimony Biggs described in detail frequent trips the Murphys made to Florida and Lexas buying the cocaine and transporting it Back to Indiana during Many of these trips Jack was the buyer he said often their Uncle James Murphy would drive a vehicle loaded with cocaine to Caseyville where Dennis would be waiting to package and Divide the cocaine cocaine is pressed real hard into Biggs said they have to break it up into see ring Page 2 new publisher takes Over pharos Tribune leadership William Bill c Blake has been named publisher of the pharos Tribune Blakes appoint ment fills the vacancy created by the retire ment of Druck Blake 39 was previously employed As advertising director of the time news in twin Falls Idaho a William Blake publisher Post he held for nearly 10 years the time news is a circulation newspaper owned by Howard publications inc Howard publications also owns the pharos Tribune prior to joining the time news he was advertising sales manager at the missourian in Missoula Mont he also worked As an outside sales representative there in glad to be Here and Hope to continue the Fine tradition and service the staff and management have set Forth in past Blake said the great Falls native is a 1972 graduate of the University of Montana Missoula where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism he served on the sales and editorial staff and was business manager of the Montana Kaimin while at the University in twin Falls he was Active in the twin Falls area chamber of Commerce ambassadors and the kiwanis club his interests include Cross country and downhill skiing Golf and racquetball his wife Nancy and daughter Wendy 13 will be moving to Logansport in mid june his son Brian is a student at the College of Southern Idaho portable signs becoming a permanent fixture q number of portable signs in City growing at a rate of one a month by Dave Long pharos Tribune staff anyone driving through Logansport will notice a growing number of Towin commercial signs the portable markers that have mushroomed in the years the signs in one sense Mark the business worlds claim of Victory Over government there Are approximately 90 Towin advertising signs in Logansport according to zoning administrator Gary Scagnoli although they were at one time thought of As temporary signs they have come to be used As permanent structures by a number of Logansport businesses at one time in see signs Page 2 there Are approximately 90 Towin advertising signs in the City an organized Campaign against the signs in the Early 80s has failed to curb their growth and popularity although they Are regulated now

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