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SUNDAY April 3,1994
IOWA TODAY, FINAL EDITION C E D A R RAPIDS, IOWA . VOL. 112 ... NO. 84 $1.50

The newspaper^bf Eastern Iowa

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"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said."
Matthew 28:5-6

Murder drama
lowans riveted to details of Forsyth trial

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Red Cross plans evacuation of Croats, Muslims
Controversial action may aid Serbs' 'ethnic cleansing'
Washington Post ZAGREB, Croatia — T h e In­ t e r n a t i o n a l Committee of t h e Red Cross a n n o u n c e d p l a n s Sat­ u r d a y to e v a c u a t e t h o u s a n d s of threatened Muslims and Croats from Serb-dominated northwest­ e r n Bosnia i n a controversial decision t h a t could leave t h e region virtually w i t h o u t e t h n i c minorities. A n d r e a s K u h n , t h e Red Cross chief for Bosnia, said t h e largest concerted e v a c u a t i o n in the n e a r l y 2-year-old w a r would deal first w i t h about 6,000 M u s l i m s and 3,000 Croats a r o u n d t h e city of Prijedor. m i n o r i t i e s in t h e i r homes. K u h n acknowledged t h a t t h e decision leaves t h e Red Cross open to c h a r g e s of c o n t r i b u t i n g to B o s n i a n S e r b s ' "ethnic cleansing," t h e p r a c t i c e of driv­ ing out m i n o r i t i e s in t h e once multiethnic country. Stressing t h a t t h e decision w a s m a d e " a s a last r e s o r t , " K u h n said t h e p l a n was adopted to " s a v e l i v e s . " " W h e n we t r y to keep t h e s e m i n o r i t i e s in security a n d digni­ ty in t h e i r places of r e s i d e n c e a n d they a r e killed," h e said, "we a r e accused of being pas­ sive." "We're d a m n e d if we d o , " h e said, " a n d d a m n e d if we d o n ' t . "

The predominantly Muslim B o s n i a n g o v e r n m e n t in Saraje­ vo, w h i c h often h a s accused t h e E a r l i e r t h i s week, at least 19 Red Cross of indirectly a i d i n g m e m b e r s > of t h e s e m i n o r i t i e s t h e B o s n i a n S e r b s ' r e m o v a l of were killed t h e r e in w h a t relief m i n o r i t i e s , endorsed t h e evacua­ officials described a s a r e i g n of tion plan b e c a u s e "lives come terror. first, even if it helps t h e S e r b s ' But K u h n said in a n inter­ e t h n i c cleansing." view t h a t beyond " o u r immedi­ B u t H a r i s Silajdzic, t h e Bosni­ ate c o n c e r n " of e v a c u a t i n g those a n p r i m e m i n i s t e r , said t h e deci­ w h o w a n t e d to q u i t t h e e n v i r o n s sion r e p r e s e n t e d a "great dilem­ of Prijedor, " t h e r e could be oth­ m a " for t h e Red Cross a n d t h e e r a r e a s w h e r e m i n o r i t i e s m i g h t U.N. High C o m m i s s i o n e r for ask u s " to help t h e m leave Refugees, t h e agency t h a t will n o r t h w e s t e r n Bosnia. h a n d l e r e s e t t l e m e n t once t h e In t h e 1991 c e n s u s , t h e r e g i o n evacuees leave Bosnia. counted some 1.3 million resi­ K u h n a n d Nicholas M o r r i s , dents, of w h o m 356,000 w e r e t h e refugee agency's special en­ M u s l i m s a n d 180,000 Croats. Sat­ voy for t h e former Yugoslavia, u r d a y , only roughly 40,000 to s t r e s s e d . t h e i r close cooperation 50,000 M u s l i m s a n d 25,000 to a n d t h e i r c o n c e r n a b o u t t h e 30,000 Croats r e m a i n , according Serbs' willingness to g u a r a n t e e to estimates by i n t e r n a t i o n a l re­ a trouble-free e v a c u a t i o n a n d to lief officials. provide a s e c u r i t y escort. The Red Cross decision stark­ For updates on this story ly contradicts long-standing in­ ^=•^3 t e r n a t i o n a l r e l i e f p r o c e d u r e s •=====• call 363-7000 or 337-7000, based on protecting t h r e a t e n e d category 2533.

h i s then-girlfriend, Melinda " M l n d l " Nicholson. Nicholson h e tragic tale unfold­ w o r k e d for Napodano in ing in L i n n County Des Moines. F o r s y t h ' s District Court over a t t o r n e y s h a v e intimated t h e m u r d e r s of six people I N S I D E : An expanded graphic describing Napodano had something in N o r w a l k last s u m m e r to do with t h e c r i m e s . He r e a d s like t h e plot of a the relationships of key people in the multiple h a s denied it. N a p o d a n o ' s fictional television m u r d e r murder trial of Rick Forsyth is on page 8A. ex-wife, Page Brady, h a s mystery. accused h i m of c o m m i t t i n g A n d it p r o m i s e s to t a k e t h e c r i m e , c l a i m i n g he m o r e t u r n s next week admitted it in a w h e n the defense sets out tape-recorded p h o n e to prove its t h e o r y t h a t c o n v e r s a t i o n with her. m o r e t h a n one p e r s o n w a s N a p o d a n o admitted he said involved a n d n e i t h e r one it, but claimed it w a s a n w a s Rick F o r s y t h , t h e m a n untrue statement he made c h a r g e d w i t h killing h i s to B r a d y b e c a u s e s h e h a d estranged wife, t h e i r t h r e e been bugging h i m . children a n d two v i s i t i n g c h i l d r e n of h i s wife's n e w • Kevin R i n e h a r t , 36, of boyfriend. Des Moines, J o l e n e Forsyth's brother and one Moved to L i n n County of 10 R i n e h a r t siblings. H e from W a r r e n County found t h e six bogies,and because of p r e t r i a l Rick F o r s y t h in J o l e n e ' s publicity, t h e trial h a s h o m e . Witnesses said' caught l o w a n s ' a t t e n t i o n R i n e h a r t said h e scuffled d u r i n g its first two weeks. Mark Rick Forsyth I Kevin Rinehart w i t h Forsyth, was T e s t i m o n y daily plays • Forsyth, 43, Napodano • Rinehart, 36, w o u n d e d by h i m , took t h e before n e a r l y a full gallery, Norwalk, accused Des Moines, is • Napodano, 38, gun a w a y from h i m and often swelled b y h i g h of the June 1993 brother of Jolene Des Moines, is shot Forsyth. R i n e h a r t murders of his school s t u d e n t s a t t e n d i n g Forsyth. When father of victims family in the testified t h a t m a y h a v e a s p a r t of t h e i r classwork. Jolene could Helen and Martina Norwalk home he h a p p e n e d b u t could not not be contacted F o r s y t h h a s pleaded Napodano. He and once shared with recall for s u r e . by phone June 14, innocent to t h e J u n e 14 \ Jolene Forsyth had his estranged wife, Rinehart entered the • Diana R i n e h a r t , of t h e m u r d e r s of h i s e s t r a n g e d dated for about nine | Jolene, 39. locked house Des Moines area, former wife, Jolene, 39, t h e i r t h r e e days before the Forsyth was through a window, wife of Kevin R i n e h a r t . c h i l d r e n — B r i a n , 18, murders. found wounded in discovered the She said R i n e h a r t told h e r N i k k i , 17, a n d Jessica, 11 The defense on the house along bodies and Rick Rick F o r s y t h was in t h e I cross-examination — a n d the two girls w h o with the bodies of Forsyth. He testified has intimated Napo­ r o o m w i t h h i s dead family, h a d stayed o v e r n i g h t — Jolene, their three he may have been , dano may have had t h a t F o r s y t h shot a t h i m Helen a n d M a r t i n a children and two shot during a scuffle a hand in the crime. a n d t h a t h e got the gun Napodano, ages 7 a n d 9, of girls who stayed with Forsyth and from F o r s y t h and shot Winfield, 111. overnight. that he may have h i m . She flatly denied t h a t shot Forsyth. T h e m a i n p l a y e r s in t h e R i n e h a r t h a d a n y t h i n g to trial so far: do with t h e killings. • Rick Forsyth, 43, of Gazette graphic Norwalk, w h o w a s m a r r i e d • Melinda " M i n d i " to Jolene for 20 y e a r s a n d Nicholson, of Des Moines, is a point of c o n t e n t i o n . w a s upset over t h e p e n d i n g divorce s h e • • Kevin R i n e h a r t ' s girlfriend at t h e t i m e w a s seeking. F o r s y t h w a s found in h i s • M a r k Napodano, 38, of Des Moines, of t h e m u r d e r s . She w o r k e d p a r t time estranged wife's h o m e in a r o o m with father of victims Helen a n d M a r t i n a for N a p o d a n o a t a Des Moines tool h i s dead family. He h a d suffered h e a d N a p o d a n o . N a p o d a n o h a d dated J o l e n e r e p a i r shop. She helped i n t r o d u c e a n d a r m w o u n d s . W h e t h e r those w o u n d s F o r s y t h for a b o u t n i n e days p r i o r to t h e N a p o d a n o to J o l e n e F o r s y t h . She was w e r e self-inflicted in a suicide a t t e m p t m u r d e r s . They were formally introduced or w h e t h e r h e w a s shot by someone else by Kevin Rinehart, J o l e n e ' s b r o t h e r , a n d • Please turn to page 8A: Trial By Dick Hogan
Gazette courts reporter

KEY PLAYERS AT MURDER TRIAL

Party makes Zhirinovsky its 'navigator'
Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — U l t r a n a t i o n a l i s t V l a d i m i r Z h i r i n o v s k y on S a t u r d a y gave his support­ e r s a taste of how, if elected president, h e would r u n Russia: all by himself a n d for a long time. At a congress of h i s party, t h e Liberal Democratic P a r t y of Russia, Z h i r i n o v s k y asked for — a n d received w i t h o u t a dissent­ ing voice — sweeping p o w e r s as c h a i r m a n a n d a g u a r a n t e e d t e r m u n t i l the y e a r 2004. " T h e powerful ship of the Liberal Demo­ cratic P a r t y of Russia h a s come into t h e open ocean," h e declared. "We m u s t give t h e n a v i g a t o r t h e c h a n c e to hold the wheel even m o r e tightly, in o r d e r to steer the w a r s h i p even m o r e firmly a n d sail it into t h a t victorious h a r b o r k n o w n as one s h o r t word: p r e s i d e n t . " It was Z h i r i n o v s k y ' s own c h a r i s m a and limitless T V p r o m i s e s , not h i s a m o r p h o u s Liberal Democrats, t h a t b r o u g h t h i s p a r t y ' s a s t o u n d i n g success in R u s s i a n parliamenta­ ry elections in December, w i n n i n g it about 23 p e r c e n t of t h e vote. But w i t h S a t u r d a y ' s congress, Zhirinov­ sky, 47, appeared to be shifting some of h i s a t t e n t i o n to getting a real grass-roots orga­ nization u n d e r way — t h e kind of s t r u c t u r e h e needs for h i s intended r u n for president. Elections a r e scheduled for 1996. " T h e final goal is to m a k e t h e Liberal Democratic P a r t y of Russia t h e r u l i n g party . . . to form a one-party g o v e r n m e n t a n d occupy t h e s u p r e m e post of Russia — t h e presidency!" h e told t h e r o a r i n g crowd. Z h i r i n o v s k y ' s p a r t y proposes t h a t Rus­ sia's b o r d e r s be expanded td those of t h e former Soviet Union a n d sees Serbia a n d Iraq a s R u s s i a ' s m a i n strategic allies.

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Does U.S. policy favor poultry industry?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Buy a chicken a t t h e s u p e r m a r k e t , a n d you'll pay for water added after t h e b i r d w a s killed — a p r a c t i c e t h a t is forbidden in beef, pork, l a m b a n d veal. But a r e p o r t p r e p a r e d for the A g r i c u l t u r e D e p a r t m e n t says chicken goes by different rules, Some m o r e lenient. T h e d e p a r t m e n t asked for the outside study in 1992 because of complaints from t h e red m e a t i n d u s t r y t h a t preferential t r e a t m e n t for t h e poul­ try i n d u s t r y gave it billions of dollars in cost advantages. T h e r e p o r t by the i n d e p e n d e n t Research Trian­ gle Institute in N o r t h C a r o l i n a h a s landed on the desk of A g r i c u l t u r e Secretary Mike Espy, w h o h a s been rebuffing recent c r i t i c i s m t h a t h e a n d his boss, President Clinton, a r e soft on the p o u l t r y industry. T h e d e p a r t m e n t a n n o u n c e d last m o n t h t h a t it will w r i t e s t r i c t e r inspection rules for poultry. It also h a s begun to re-examine a policy t h a t allows poultry that h a s been frozen n e a r l y solid to be labeled as "fresh." Espy's spokesman, Steve Kinsella, said the d e p a r t m e n t is e x a m i n i n g the r e p o r t to d e t e r m i n e if water-added labels should be required. If the product w e r e beef, pork, lamb or veal, the added w a t e r would be "economic a d u l t e r a t i o n " — legal talk for saying the p r o d u c e r s added a c h e a p ingredient to r a i s e profits. T h e w a t e r is added w h e n poultry c a r c a s s e s a r e soaked after s l a u g h t e r to chill t h e m in less t h a n an hour. As m u c h as 12 percent of a c a r c a s s weight can consist of added water, though in m o s t cases 8 percent is the limit. But t h e i n d u s t r y says t h a t by t h e t i m e b i r d s a r e shipped, cut u p , boned, s k i n n e d or processed, most of t h a t w a t e r spills back out. Whole chickens, w h i c h thrifty shoppers like to buy, ar» most likely to hold water.

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