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3 7 umai an uner Lafayette West Lafayette Indiana 35 cents Study suggests that our jobs are killing us Sunny Iraq backs evacuation Bush wants to pry open wallet Ex hostage recounts of chaos Index ends Labor Day West Germany Japan Kuwait Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and South Korea are among the nations to be solicited for contributions Secretary of State James Baker and Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady will travel abroad next week to seek A Gannett Newspaper Vol 71 No 243 1990 ederated Publications Inc United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar (left) met with rench oreign Min budget deficit growing and the economy on the brink of reces sion American public loves he said is a feeling out there that we be footing all the While Bush put a dol lar figure on how much he seeks he said the money would be used to help offset military costs and give assistance to Middle Eastnations suffering the most econ Brian Keenan Saw 2 Americans a year ago gave Anderson antibiotics during bouts of stomach trouble and myself would sit through those long nights and speak with great pain and rem orse and longing for his first daughter Gabrielle With many tears he would elaborate his nlans when he was finally back Democratic consultant Victor Kamber said effort to get more countries to share the bur den of holding off Iraq and pro omic hardship from embargoes tecting Middle East oil is a smart imposed against Iraq Jordan one politically for the president Turkey and Egypt would be the By Gannett News Service WASHINGTON President Bush will beat the international bushes for cash to share the cost and ease the burden of staring down Iraqi President Saddam Hussein more than willing to bear our fair share of the bur he said Thursday at a donations White House press conference we also expect others to bear their fair share After the press conference Bush flew back to his summer home in Kennebunkport Maine to resume his vacation which Especially he said with the major beneficiaries riday August 31 1990 Hessl says that when people become sick from exposures at work doctors are ill prepared to recognize their symptoms as job Britons to be flown to London linked to Iran still hold 13 West ern hostages the six Ameri cans four Britons two West Germans and an Italian Keenan a native of Belfast Northern Ireland who holds dual Irish British citizenship was handed over to Irish authorities in Syria on Saturday He was released from Mater hospital in Dublin on Thursday He was teaching English in Beirut at the time of his capture ister the Gulf crisis See story Page A10 Dr Stephen Hessl chief of oc cupational medicine University of Chicago Occupational illness can occur from exposure to: Toxic chemicals About 10 percent of cancer deaths are linked to job related exposures Up to 5 percent of birth defects are because of exposures in par ents Indoor air pollution Overall 2 percent to 4 percent of lung diseases are job related and about 15 percent of adult asthma is job related Cost to employers in lost productivity alone is $60 billion or Convenient Delivery of the Journal and Courier and USA TODAY Call By PAULA JARRETT Journal and Courier DELPHI The former investors in Hometown Sav ings Bank SB sued the federal government Thurs day for $2 million The savings and loan formerly Hometown ederal Savings Bank was taken over June 8 by officials of the US Office of Thrift Su pervision The lawsuit was filed in the US Claims Court in Washington DC by two Delaware corporations Hometown inancial Inc and Continental inancial Holdings Inc Those companies represent the investors who purchased stock and poured capital into the thrift in 1988 to prevent its takeover The savings and loan has its main office in Delphi and branches in Lafayette Rossville Brookston and Burlington The offices re main open under the man agement of the federal gov ernment The lawsuit accuses the government of breach of contract violating the ifth Amendment to the Constitu tion by seizure of property without just compensation and denial of due process Steve Clinton manager of Hometown de clined comment on the law suit and would not reveal the names of the investors Officials of the Office of Thrift Supervision in In dianapolis and Washington also declined comment The Office of Thrift Supervision is an agency of the Resolu tion Trust Corp which was formed by Congress as part of the savings and loan res cue plan Hometown started as a depositor owned thrift in 1905 In 1988 Hometown was See SUE Page A1 0 Keenan described 42 year old Anderson the chief Middle East correspondent as pacing the floor in tattered socks with a appetite for in tellectual He said Anderson sometimes kept him awake for hours with conversation think he debated with him self a lotwhile we tried' to plug our Keenan joked Keenan said guards sometimes By Gannett News Service WASHINGTON People are more likely to die from a disease acquired through their jobs than from any other preventable cause of death a report sug gests Using federal statistics the non profit National Safe Workp lace Institute estimates 71428 people died from an occupational illness in 1987 15 times more than deaths from car accidents should stimulate people to think about occupational dis ease which is the most neglected public health problem in the US says study co director suffer from it do not even know they contracted their disease in the Kinney says victims of occupational disease are left to die quiet deaths invisible to the public: Because its victims are workers who often lack power in society this neglect goes Kinney says The report calls on Congress to strengthen workplace standards and calls on medical schools to increase training said reading from a handwritten statement is a man hanging by his fingernails over the edge of chaos and feeling his fingers slowly straightening tiny cells constant blindfolds prolonged days in the dark sometimes weeks without light create kinds of insanity jn states to help her to shape that dnve men deep deep into and discover her future those confessional mo ments which were common to us all a deep and enduring and un breakable bond was Anderson has never seen his second daughter Sulome born three months after he was ab ducted Anderson abducted March 16 1985 is the longest held of the 13 Westerners Sutherland was See HOSTAGES Page A1 0 By The Associated Press LONDON Iraq was arrang ing Thursday to evacuate some British women and children from Baghdad aboard Iraqi Airways the oreign Office reported And Virgin Atlantic Airways reported that it had Iraqi per mission to pick up more evac uees Virgin Atlantic reported that contrary to reports from diplo mats in Iraq it was not told to bring food and supplies to Baghdad before the evacuations The oreign Office reported that Iraq was arranging to fly Britons possibly 132 women and children direct to London but no time or date had been specified The department spokesman said visas for this flight are being But he added: exit visas have been issued for any subsequent An estimated 4500 Britons were caught in Iraq and Kuwait after the Aug 2 invasion British Airways was standing by to remove up to five aircraft from scheduled services to help with any airlift from Iraq Virgin chairman Richard Branson said Iraqi au thorities approved his plans to fly to Baghdad on today to evacuate at least 140 women and children impression we have having talked to various Iraqi ambassadors is that Saddam Hussein is very serious about letting women and children Branson said Iraq had said foreign women and children would be allowed to leave beginning Wednesday But State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said no exit permits were issued to Ameri cans Reportedly one third of the 3000 Americans who have been barred from leaving the region are women or children age 18 and under ical schools require a course in occupational illness and few doctors are interested Of the 15646 medical school graduates in 1989 only 200 will specialize in occupational medicine to be exposed to levels of sulphur has long latency periods and dioxide in the air that are 62 mimics other illnesses most who times that which is considered healthy for non Kin ney says Stress As many as 1 million that it is permissible for workers occupational disease workers are home ill on any given day because of job stress and stress related illness Repetitive tasks such as assembly line work and video display terminal use Repetitive motion disorders account for one third of all job related illness Joseph Kinney director of the Institute says many iob related deaths could be prevented if the related Only about half of med uccupationai batety and Health Administration applied the same strict standards to the workplace as the Environmental Protection Agency does to the outdoors outrageous for example By The Associated Press Roland Dumas on Thursday to discuss Movies E6 Nation A3 Opinions AO Purdue NewsB3 Sports C1 5 State B2 3 6 B5 D4 A4 Investors sue feds in takeover By The Associated Press erland about 11 months ago At DUBLIN Ireland ormer the time both were well he said hostage Brian Keenan on Thurs Extremist groups thought to be day urged negotiations for the release of remaining captives in Lebanon with whom he formed an and unbreakable during years in tiny basement cells Keenan a teacher released last week after being held 46 years said he often spent weeks in dark chambers suffered re peated beatings and seldom spoke above a whisper time to talk ob viously time to talk There is a on April 11 1986 willingness Why not Appearing pale and thin Keenan said during a 75 minute Keenan periodically gulped back news conference tears while describing his cap Keenan 39 said he saw two of tivity the six remaining American hos is crucifying tages Associated Press jour aloneness a silent nalist Terry Anderson and uni screaming slide into the bowels versity professor Thomas Suth of ultimate Keenan AV AMb What activities on tap for Labor Day weekend Sunny and warm High mid 80s air tonight Low 60s A1O Advice D2 Business B4 6 Classified C5 10 Comics D5 Couples D2 Crossword D5 Deaths B2 Stocks Local B1 3 TV Listings Lotteries A1O eWorld Telescope snafu sidelines Columbia CAPE CANAVERAL la NASA has canceled the Saturday launch of space shuttle Columbia because of a failed electronics part on one of the four telescopes in the cargo bay The launch of the shuttle with its Astro observatory mission will take place earlier than next a spokesman said The delay will give NASA a chance to put the shuttle Discovery on an other pad so it can stay on schedule for ah early October launch NASA has only a 19 day opportunity to dispatch the Ulysses space probe to study the sun Insurers change policy in AIDS related claims HARARE Zimbabwe Life in surance companies Reported Thurs day that they will demand medical tests from policy applicants because AIDS related claims in Zimbabwe have tripled in the past year At least 9000 people have AIDS in Zimbabwe and about 466000 are es timated to be carriers of the virus that causes the deadly disease Insurance companies are also lowering the limit on retirement pol icies from 50 years to 20 years be cause of the spread In Africa AIDS is mainly spread by heterosexual contact con taminated blood transfusions and dirty surgical instruments Group has reservations about casting WINDOW ROCK Ariz A watchdog group for American In dians has questioned Robert Red decision not to cast an Indian actor in the leading role of a Navajo policeman in a hew film Lou Diamond Phillips will play Jim Chee in a film based on New Mexico author Tony novel The Dark Wind ilming will begin on the Navajo and Hopi res ervations Sept 10 Bonnie Paradise director of the American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts in Hollywood Calif said she will meet with Redford and Phillips soon Redford has bought the (rights to several) books from Mr Hillerman and knowing there are other films down the line that fol lows the same story line we are she said According to a publicity packet for Young Guns II Phillips is part Cherokee ilipino Scottish Irish Hawaiian and Hispanic Stanford digs deep for school spirit STANORD Calif Stanford University has buried tons of emer gency supplies at secret locations around campus to help feed and care for students if another big earth quake strikes The 13350 student university sus tained $160 million in damage from last earthquake A dozen fiberglass containers each filled with 3 tons of medical supplies flashlights and dehydrated food were sunk into 10 foot deep underground storage sites recently Each container has enough food for 10000 students and university employees for two days JO A riiJiMMlinrm rr Ila '4' wMWiiir tlTM BMB 1 fw' et a H' ji a st Bl fl W5.

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