Two women were charged with prostitution Thursday after police...

By United Press International Police say two women visited elderly for prostitution

SOLDIERS GROVE, Wis. -- Two women were charged with prostitution Thursday after police alleged their regular visits to the elderly residents of a low-income apartment complex were more than just neighborly.

Julie Kelly, 29, and Suzanne Burrow, 38, were each charged with prostitution.


Soldiers Grove Police Chief Jerry Moran said for at least the past two years the two women visited the Golden Acres apartment complex about the time residents received their Social Security checks.

Moran said he made the arrests using survelliance, written statements from elderly male residents and other evidence. The men told police they paid the women up to $100 per visit for sex.

'Their (elderly men) statements are going to be our basic evidence,' Moran said. 'Both are charged with only one count of prostitution. It's not a felony. In a large case like this I feel it should be but I don't make the laws.'


The rural Crawford County community was shocked by the charges but Moran said many of the residents of the 18-apartment building were not.NEWLN: 'They (apartment residents) assumed or thought they knew (what was going on). We are unsure of the total number involved. We feel there are more involved than are admitting it.' ------ 'Hot' war T-shirts made Iraq short-term ally

GREENWOOD, Ind. (UPI) -- Consultation of an old encyclopedia led to confusion over Middle Eastern flags and a temporary -- and embarassing -- inclusion of Iraq as an ally on a shirt designed to raise money for needy U.S. military families.

Dan Finlinson Sr., whose clothing company, Fincorp, is printing thousands of sweat shirts and T-shirts in support of Operation Desert Storm, said the Iraqi flag was accidentally printed on the back of thousands of shirts intended to show the 32 allied flags united against that country.

The space on the shirt was labeled for Syria, Finlinson said.

He said his art staff had consulted a 1972 encyclopedia to get the design for Syria's flag, not realizing that Syria had since changed its flag design. Syria's original design -- horizontal bands of red, white and black with three green stars in a white center band -- was nearly identical to that of the Iraqi flag.


The Iraqi flag still bears three stars, but Syria's now has only two.

Finlinson said some of the misprinted shirts apparently have been snapped up as collector's items, since he has not received returns on all of those 'defective' shirts he has offered to repair or replace.

Fort Benjamin Harrison officials at Indianapolis said they already had received a $10,000 check from Finlinson to benefit needy families. Another $10,000 check was scheduled for presentation Thursday to Mayor William Hudnut and representatives of the Navy and Marines.

Finlinson said he hopes to raise $40,000 through the shirt sales for military families suffering financially because wage earners are in the Persian Gulf.

'I can't tell you how good it feels to write that check,' he said.

The snafu doesn't seem to have slowed demand a bit, however. Finlinson said his Greenwood factory workers are on the job from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily to print the custom-designed shirts, but still can't keep up with the demand.

He said Fincorp has shipped 50,000 shirts and has orders for 50,000 more.

Finlinson said the office of Vice President Dan Quayle called and ordered a shirt for Indiana's native son. After it arrived in Washington, he received an order for several more.


The agent for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason called to offer the player's endorsement for the shirts, and chain department stores in Louisville are 'excited out of their minds' to get a shipment, Finlinson said.

Most of the shirts have been sold through two western wear shops in Greenwood and Carmel, but Finlinson said sales have expanded to Kroger grocery stores and other kinds of retail outlets.

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