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Post-Standard, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Syracuse, New York Page Post Standard saturday March 31, 1990 standoff ends fan of actress arrested us Angeles times Hollywood a distraught fan armed with a Rifle broke into the unoccupied Home of actress Sharon Gless in los Angeles Friday morning and barricaded herself in a Bath room police said. The woman who reportedly threatened Sui cide surrendered unharmed almost seven hours later after talking with police negotiators. Detectives said that Joni Leigh Penn 30, had been under a court order to Stop bothering the co Star of the television show Cagney and Penn forced her Way into the House in the studio City neigh boyhood about . Trigger ing a silent burglar alarm according to officer . Wit Kamp of the los Angeles police department. When officers arrived they her Witkamp isaid. She spotted them and she the Rifle at her head threatening to shoot capt. Dan Watson the station said that police in a special weapons the end of a Short Cul de Sac. Neighbors told reporters that had owned the House for years but now Only visited the Horne occasionally preferring to Joni Penn is arrested by Lee Angeles police outside the Home of actress Sharon Gless in Hollywood Friday. Live instead in another Home in the los Angeles area. The morning s Long wait ended at 10 am. Post with an announcement by Watson that Penn had surrendered. Police hustled the Short plump handcuffed woman into a patrol car and drove her to the North Hollywood station for questioning. The court order was issued nov. 16, 1988, on the grounds that Penn had harassed and threatened Gless and her family. Court files show Penn s psychiatrist had told Gless in Jan uary 1988, that his patient had threatened to shoot herself in front of the actress. File photo Sharon Gless not Home at the time air bags pass test in historic crash the Washington Post when Virginia state trooper Dawson came upon the head on crash in Rural Culpeper county va., the crumpled Metal and shattered Glass told him he would be ringing the door i Bells of relatives to give them the tragic news. A smashed red Sedan Lay on one Side of the two Lane Road at the Crest of a Hill a crushed Bur Gundy convertible on the other. Ambulances and firetrucks pulled up to remove the bodies. To Dawson s Surprise How Ever the two Drivers had climbed out and were inspecting the damage. The reason Pri Scilla Vansteelant and Ronald e. Woody n survived also put the March 12 Accident in the nation s record books it apparently was the first in which both cars deployed air bags. These people were really Dawson said. He told the two Drivers the air bags Proba Bly saved their lives especially Woody who was not wearing a seat Belt. Both Drivers said they were bruised but had no serious injuries. Auto safety experts saw the outcome As a vindication of their 20-year Battle with the Auto Industry Over Wentner the government should require air bags a fight that roiled through the Nixon Carter and Reagan administrations. Federal Law requires that virtually All cars sold in this coun try beginning with 1990 models have Driver s Side air bags or automatic seat belts for both front seat occupants. Industry experts expect air bags to become Standard equipment because of buyer resistance to automatic seat belts. Vansteelant 39, who was driving East on route 640, said thursday she remembers the Silver air bag inflating with a Quick swoosh. It s a Jolt but not a Tiara Jolt he when you were a kid and used to jump on the International bulk is rain Sudan Relief aids Ethiopia lebanese Christian Battles kill 38 the Washington Post Addis Ababa Ethiopia recent Rains and emergency food Relief co Miof from Sudan have to far prevented widespread starvation in at least two rebel held areas of Ethiopia of felted by last year s drought according to a Relief worker Here who just returned from the areas. The food situation in Northern Welo and Zigray provinces is better than he and other Relief workers both ethiopian and Western had expected the worker said. His on site inspection was the first by an International Relief Agency in these areas since they fell under the control of the Zigray people s liberation front Early last year and were put off limits to Relief agencies by the government. . Copter crashes 5 injured Lima Peru a a . Anti drug helicopter crashed in the Andes mountains of Eastern Peru Fri a ree americans hrs local poli Cemen on Board the . Embassy said. Cause of the afternoon crash of the uh-1 Huey helicopter Between tingo Maria and Mazama i was not known. Beirut Lebanon a after weeks of sporadic clashes a cease fire Between rival Christian forces collapsed Friday in thunderous Battles that killed at least 38 people and it t Beirut and the surrounding Hills in flames. The fighting began at Daybreak and continued without setup past Midnight a had been in effect since March 3 Between Gen. Michel Aoun s troops and the rival lebanese forces militia. It had been violated repeatedly raising fears of renewed warfare but none of the previous fighting was As serious As that Friday. South african clashes persist Johannesburg South Africa a Zulu fighters supporting rival Black factions dashed with guns and knives Friday in Natal province and the african National Congress persuaded Nelson Man Dela to cancel a peace rally in the Region. The sudden cancellation angered the Leader of inkatha whose followers Are pitted in the Battles against supporters of the Anc supported United democratic front National briefs recent Hud appointee probed los Angeles tunes Washington Secretary of housing Jack Kemp ordered an investigation of a top official he selected to run a new housing finance Agency after she awarded three consulting contracts to personal friends his top aides said Friday. Kemp also restricted the contracting authority of Mary k. Bush director of the Federal housing finance Board after the no bid contracts came to Light. Baker cites foreign policy shift Chicago Inbum Washington Secretary of state James Baker marking what aides described As a shift in . Foreign policy away from the strident anti communist approach of the Reagan years Friday out lined a policy based on idealism plus realism for dealing with a new Post cold War world. Baker said the United states must remain engaged overseas and not Retreat into isolationism u the threat of communism recedes and the Challenge of building democracies increases across the world. The time of sweeping away the dictators has passed. The time of building up the new democracies has Baker said in a Dallas speech. Alleged drug Hitman arrested new York daily news a suspected Hitman linked to 14 murders and the attempted murder of four new York police officers was nabbed in Florida Friday after eluding new York City authorities for 18 months. Police arrested Ghandi Guzman 22, a colombian linked to the murder of two women in a drug related shooting in new York City in 1988 and the attempted murder of four police officers in 1987. Program called operation re drum murder spelled backwards that deals exclusively with latin drug related homicides a spokesman said. Reagan testimony called biased the Washington Post the chief prosecutor in the Iran Contra trial of John Poindexter Friday accused former president Ronald Reagan of giving biased testimony to protect his former National Security adviser from criminal charges growing out of the biggest scandal of the Reagan presidency. In a fiery closing argument prosecutor pan Webb said Reagan gave. Testimony. He hoped. Pomo Exter would help John but in fact Reagan did not have the foggiest idea about the charges against Poindexter who is accused of deceiving con Gress about the Iran Contra affair. Webb s harsh denunciation of Reagan s testimony is the first time the off ice of Independent counsel Lawrence e. Walsh has publicly criticized the for Mer president s role in a scandal that aides initially feared could Lead to Reagan s impeachment. Judge stays Harris execution san Francisco a a Federal appeals judge Friday blocked tuesday s scheduled execution of convicted double murderer Robert Alton Harris who would have become the first inmate executed in California in 23 years. Harris convicted of shooting two teen age boys to death in 1978 to use their car in a robbery May not have had competent psychiatric help at the time of his trial said judge John Noonan of the 9th . Circuit court of appeals. Panel approves nominee Washington a a former labor depart ment official chosen by president Bush to regu late the nation s savings institutions was narrowly endorsed by the Senate banking committee Fri Day despite his admission of past drug use. Two democrats joined All nine republicans on the pm Iii 10 Acup me 01 i. Ipiniu Iii nyan i. To the full Senate for confirmation As director of the Treasury department s office of Thrift supervision. The vote was 11-10. Forecast Syracuse extended Outlook today will be mostly Cloudy with Peri ods of rain Likely. The High will be 45 to 50 with Southeast winds at 5 to 15 i Mph. More rain is ficery tonight with a Low in the Mhos. New York state skies will remain Cloudy today with an increasing Chance of rain Over most of the state but temperatures will reach into the Low 50s. It la be mostly Cloudy during the Day from the Adirondacks North. By evening i rain May move into the Southern tier cats Kirs and Southeast and tows will dip into the 40s. Forecasters predict i scattered showers sunday Over the upstate Region with lows i the 40s and highs Between 50 and 60. Adirondacks variable cloudiness and Milder today. Highs near 50. East winds 5 to 10 Mph. Periods of ram Likely tonight and sunday. Mild. Lows in the 40s. Highs sunday in the 50s. Chance of rain 70 percent. Albany area mostly Cloudy and Milder today witha 50 percent Chance of showers. Highs 50 to 55. Southeast winds 10 15 Mph. Periods of rain tonight land sunday. Mild. Lows in the 40s. Sunday in the mid-50s. Chance of rain 80 percent. Binghamton area mostly Cloudy and Masder today witha 40 percent Chance of showers. Highs in the mid sos. Southeast winds 10 to 15 Mph. Periods of rain tonight and sunday. Mild. Lows in the .40s. Highs sunday 55 to 60. Chance of rain 80 percent. Rochester area mostly Cloudy and mild today with some rail a key. Probability 60 per cent High around 55. Light variable winds. Cloudy and continued mild tonight and sunday with a 70 percent Chance of rain. Low in the memos. High sunday 50 to 55. Watertown Oswe Ojo areas mostly Cloudy and mild today with some ram feet. Probability 60 per cent High around 50. Light variable winds. Cloudy and continued mild tonight and sunday with a 70 percent Chance of rain. Low about 40. High sunday 50 to 55. Today High 50 Low 45 periods of rain Likely sunday High 55 Low 45 50 Low 35 tuesday High 40 Low 30 rain changing to Snow 43 Low 28 scattered flurries National summary Colorado Springs colo., had a 2-Inch cover of new Snow at Daybreak Fri Day and the recent storm left As much As 6 inches of Snow in the mountains near Flagstaff Ariz. Snow advisories were posted for the North Central mountains and the Northeast plans through the Sandia Manzano mountains of new Mexico. A flood watch was posted through today for Southeast Texas. Morning snowfall across Eastern new York and Central new England generally turned to slush but accumulations included 3 inches at Litchfield mass. Rain extended from the remainder of new York across Maryland and Delaware. Showers and thunderstorms dotted much of the South Midwest and into the Plains states. Weather broadcasts forecasts and other weather information Are broadcast around the Dock on the National weather service radio Channel 162.55 Mhz. Almanac temperature Snow yesterday s High.40 yesterday s tow.33 last year s High.39 lastyear-stow.36 Normal High for yesterday.48 Normal kw.30 record High.87 in 1986 record Low.11 in 1970 precipitation 24-hour total for yesterday. 1.4" total a year ago this month s total to date.15.2" most Snow for month. 414" in 1932 least Snow for month. 1.2" in 1962 total for season.153.4" total last year to date.86.0" average snowfall for month.17 5" Sun schedule the forecast for noon today. Lines show High temperatures cold state my inc. High Low she webs met storms two rims saw ice Simp it Cloudy Cloudy 24-hour total for yesterday.0.49" total a year ago yesterday.0.82" record for yesterday. 1.25" in 1951 this month s total to date.3.70" Normal month to date.3.00" most a Lafal for month. 6.84" in 1955 least a Lafal for month. 0.63" in 1910 average a Lafal for month.3.11" total shoe Jan. 1.9.78" last year to date.5.17" Normaj year to date.7.71" heating do yikes heating degrees at Hancock Airport computed by subtracting the average temperature from 65 total for month.827 total since july National extremes highest temperature yesterday Maben Texas.91 lowest temperature yesterday Houlton maine.-2 Sunset today. Sunrise tomorrow. .6-29 Moon schedule Moon rises today. Moon sets tomorrow. . 1.00a.m. First Quarter. Fun Moon. Last Quarter new Moon. Monday april 9 april 18 april 24 readings time 12 m 2 . 4 . 6 am. 8 am. 10am. 12 n 2 . 4 . 6 . 8 . 10 . P hum wind 50% e6 50% e9 82% se10 89% se12 89% se13 89% e13 96% e12 92% e12 96% e10 92% e8 96% e9 96% e9 bar. 30.40" 30.39" 30.37" 30.35" 30.33" 30.31" 30.26" 30.22" 30.17" 30.15" 30.14" 30.12" temperatures National International Ore Casper Chari est 62 r City Cloudy c i

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