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Sedalia Democrat (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Sedalia, Missouri Sunday today mostly sunny. High in mid-50s. Tonight and monday mostly Cloudy a 30 percent Chance for showers. Low in mid-30s tonight. Monday High around 50. Tuesday through thursday mild Days with a Chance for showers. Lows in mid-30s to mid-40s. Highs in upper 50s and 60s.Sedalia, mo., sunday March 4, 1990 y a 130 pages a is americans Hurt in attack on Panama disco killer Corners local peace officers rank the most wreck prone intersections in Pettis county. Let the Driver beware. _ Page 1c creative impulse Sedalia s student artists Are Quick on the draw and competing hard during National youth aft Page a staff writer Panama City Panama a two men Yelling a Long live Noriega a threw a grenade into a discotheque frequented by . Soldiers and wounded 27 people including 16 american military men witnesses and officials said saturday. The attack late Friday was believed to be the first such raid on . Servicemen since the United states invaded Panama on dec. 20 and overthrew the government of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. One of the americans was reported seriously injured. A i heard something come in that broke the Glass hit the table and then i heard the explosion a said Erie Quintero one of the wounded. A there was a lot of confusion people screaming. People on the a a there were people bleeding everywhere a he said. Witnesses said the grenade landed under a table then exploded. It left a Hole about half a Yard in diameter in one of the discos Glass Walls. Lisa Mckay who was outside the discotheque when the 11 30 . Attack occurred said two men drove up one got out and threw the bomb and they then sped away. The men yelled a a a there goes Noriega Long live Noriega a and threw the grenade a she said. Another woman who was going into the disco at the time gave the same account. Panama a judicial technical police in charge of the investigation gave no details but an official said a it was against the he asked not to be identified. Monster machines pull in crowd at Center by Larry Archer communist powerful face heartland vote Moscow apr voters throughout Russia and the soviet slavic heartland decide sunday whether to throw local communist potentates out of office and desperate party Bosses adopted Western style Campaign tricks to try to hang on. Using promises pork barrel politics and More than a hint of ballot Box stuffing and fraud party Barons throughout Russia the Ukraine and byelorussian faced unprecedented challenges. Pro democracy groups reformist communists nationalists and Ordinary citizens fed up with the privileges of the powerful crowded onto ballots that were once reserved for the communists chosen few. More than 146 million people from the Pacific shores of the soviet far East to the mountains on the czechoslovak Border were eligible to vote in sundays elections which will choose the makeup of the three republics parliaments As Well As City and Village councils known in russian As polls will be open from 7 a m. To 8 ., with the first results expected monday. Party leaders including two see vote Page 2 claims of fraud Lead to violence Moscow apr Security forces clashed saturday with activists claiming election fraud in the asian Republic of Uzbekistan and some demonstrators were killed local activists and official sources said. One activist said up to 30 people died but an official said fewer than to were killed. Abdurashed Sharif a spokesman for the Uzbekistan grass roots organization Berlik said internal Security soldiers opened fire on a crowd of up to 3,000 peaceful demonstrators in the City of parkent about 30 Miles from the regional capital of Tashkent. He said an angry crowd then stormed the local police Headquarters and set it on fire. It also broke the windows of the regional communist party Headquarters Sharif said. Speaking in a Telephone interview from Tashkent he said the activists were protesting alleged fraud in feb. 18 see violence Page 2 striking Driver killed by bus while on picket line the associated press a striking greyhound lines inc. Bus Driver was hit by a coach and killed on a picket line saturday and a judge in Chicago issued a court order against violence in the walkout at the nations biggest bus line the interstate Commerce commission began taking applications from smaller bus companies that wanted to temporarily provide service on greyhound routes. There were scattered angry confrontations Between strikers and replacement Drivers although Union leaders appealed for Calm. When the strike began Friday Many passengers were stranded As trips were cancelled and some routes halted Midway through when Drivers walked off the Job. One striking Driver was killed saturday at Redding calif., when he was caught Between a building and a bus driven by a temporary Driver police said. The Driver left the Accident scene and he and his bus were stopped outside Redding said officer Gary Hughes the victim was a 30-year Veteran Driver planning to retire this year said members of local 1384 of the amalgamated Council of greyhound local unions a i cannot accurately say if it was intentional or if it was just an unfortunate incident a said Redding police investigator ole Olson. He said the Driver was held for questioning but police said he Hadnot been arrested. The amalgamated Council which represents More than 9,000 employees including All 6,300 Drivers and most maintenance and office workers went on strike Friday after negotiators in Scottsdale ariz., failed to reach agreement on pay issues. Greyhound said it was operating 20 percent of its system with 700 newly hired replacement Drivers plus an unspecified number of Union Drivers who crossed picket lines. In Chicago two people were slightly injured by flying Glass Friday when a sniper fired two shots at a greyhound bus leaving the City Illinois state police said. Passengers on a bus arriving in Des Moines Iowa also said strikers fired four shots at their bus As it left Chicago no one claimed responsibility for the attack said it. Cmdr. Peggy Black a spokeswoman for the . Southern command. It. Col. Terry Jones said one of the americans was seriously injured. Thirteen others were being treated at the . Military a Gorgas Hospital and two were treated and released he said. Three of the la wounded panamanians had serious injuries and were in intensive care a social Security Hospital report said. It said six panamanians were treated and released. Hospital personnel said some people were still unable to speak saturday because of the Impact of the blast. Panamanian investigators and . Military police were inside the disco saturday and looking through the debris for evidence. American soldiers and panamanian police guarded the building outside and kept onlookers and journalists away. The disco my place known to be popular with american servicemen is just off the Busy via Espana Street and a Block from the International banking Center in Panama City. The attack occurred hours after Noriega a wife three daughters and grandson left Panama for Havana. As they left Panama City they were surrounded by hundreds of jeering people who shouted a go away beggars a Noriega is awaiting trial on drug charges in Miami where he was extradited after taking Refuge in the Vatican embassy in Panama City following the . Invasion. John la Bargo staff under the Hammer auctioneer Jerry Ondracek right looks for a bid with the Aid of Helper Charlie Frisbie during the Buena Vista county nursing Home auction saturday. On the Block Are handmade quilts. The Sale Drew about 240 buyers and brought in $14,000, according to auctioneer Stan Ulmer. The Home was closed in january 1989 after 40 years of operation due to financial problems. Several attempts to reopen the facility failed. Katy depot Hopes High opposition remain by Phyllis Vandernaald staff writer Sedalia a historic Katy depot got a new lease on life from the . Supreme court last week when the justices declined to hear a Missouri Case challenging a Federal a trails to trails Law. But the Issue of Katy Trail ownership is still undetermined say landowners who filed suit contesting ownership of the property and its eventual development into a nature Trail by the department of natural resources major opponents of the Trail Are planning their strategy for carrying the Issue to the . Court of claims. George Esser a local architect and a opponent of Katy Trail development completed a study last year on the Lepot which stands at the Western end if the proposed 200-mile Trail along the abandoned Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad right of Way. His efforts focused on restoration costs and potential study supported by a Der Grant recommends that the state undertake exterior rehabilitation on the building on East third which would eventually be turned into a museum. A things Are definitely looking up now for the depot a Esser said. A with proper guidance a which we expect will be provided by the Der a funding for at least part of the restoration project could come in the next legislative decisions about the depot hinge on How the court Battle is resolved Esser said. Although not directly linked to the original lawsuit the depots roof overhangs the Railroad right of Way tying its future to the disposition of the former landowners claims. Der director Tracy Mehan told the Democrat that the state Parks division is reviewing the depot study but that funding for restoration of historic depots will not be forthcoming in the current legislative session. A where the Trail Falls within municipal boundaries we would like to encourage local interests to help open those sections of the Trail a Mehan said. Such local involvement could include depot restoration she said. Two 9 to 10-mile sections of the Trail might be opened this summer with As Little As $100,000 to $200,000 in funding Mehan said. Anticipated donations would cover that Cost. Gov. John Ashcroft has recommended two Pilot Trail projects. They Encomb Gass 39 Miles of the old rail line Between t. Charles and Marthasville and 35 Miles Between Jefferson City and Rocheport. A for this budget year the Der asked Only for maintain Ance funding on the Katy Trail which includes salaries of two employees totalling about $41,000,�?� Mehan said. A of course the ultimate goal is to fund the development of the entire 200 Miles a he added. A a key part of the idea is restoring the depots that have historic value but probably that wont be part of our immediate requests for opposition to state funding is expected from those who still question the in re a title to the land. Citizens to protect property rights met last week in Jefferson City hoping to Detour development of the Trail through the . Court of claims. Gary Heldt a former Sedalia resident and state fair official in the 1970s, is president of the group he said after the strategy meeting in Jefferson City that the Issue is not yet resolved. A the supreme court decision on feb. 21 in a similar Vermont Case did not decide whether the states acquisition of the Railroad property was actually a a taking a a he said the High court decision said the plaintiffs could resort to the . Court of claims for a determination under the Federal fair compensation Katy Page 2 it is often said that children done to pay attention to their elders. But one Grandfather kept the attention of an estimated 1,500 kids of All Ages Friday and saturday night at the Coors extra Gold motor spectacular. And this Grandfather Wasny to a kindly Gray haired gentleman. He was a monster. More than 1,500 people came to the exhibition Center both nights to watch Bigfoot a giant Ford pickup dubbed the a Granddaddy of monster before watching the showdown Between Bigfoot and Chevrolet Stop Dawg a both of which stand about 12 feet High a the crowd got to watch and hear pulling competitions for two and four wheel drive cars trucks and modified tractors. A we had a Good show last night a event director Jim Reistad said saturday. A we expect to do much better tonight a Reistad works for United sports of America which promoted the event. He said the tractor pull and monster truck Competition have the same qualities that attract people to any motor sport. A a it a the ability of an individual to manage the horsepower you Are producing a he said. Horsepower is the name of the game when you re dragging a 40,000 Pound see trucks Page 2 John la Barge staff a truck pulls a weighted sled during Competition at the exhibition Center Friday night. Mcaa bound the Umsu Jennies win a bid to the National division la tournament with a show me hoops Victory in the Mia. _. _ Page 1b

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