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The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama · Page 8

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Thursday, December 30, 1982
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, NationWorld A Sty AnnlEtoa BtSt Thursday, Dec. to, ira Pnson hostage free after 28-hour siege From Wire Reporti WALPOLE, Mass. A prison worker who escaped from a knife-wielding Inmate after being held hostage for 28 hours may have saved her life by forming a bond with her captor, a prison spokesman said. j , Donal Murphy, 31, a six-year Corrections DepartmenUk employee, escaped when the inmate set the room they I were in on tire at 7:50 p,m. Wednesday, said Correction Commissioner Michael V. Fair. "During the smoke and confusion, she was able to break away toward the door," Fair said. Officers rushed In and subdued the inmate without firing any shots, he aid. : The inmate had promised to release the woman if his statement were televised, according to a television reporter who tried to negotiate Miss Murphy's release. But after the statement was read on the air at noon, the woman remained hostage. ' "She handled herself extremely well during the entire situation," Fair said. ' "There is a sort of bond that seems to develop between the hostage and perpetrator. She was very skillful in helping to effect that bond very rapidly," said Fair. . Prison officials in Connecticut, where the inmate served part of his sentence, identified him as Roberto Carmera, 34, of Hartford. Massachusetts officials, citing privacy laws, declined to confirm the Identity. Arms reduction alternative offered WASHINGTON Paul Nitze, a top U.S. arms negotiator, offered the Soviets an alternative to President Reagan's "xero option" arms reduction plan several months ago, ABC News says. - The network said Wednesday night the president reportedly rejected the Nitze proposal and Nitze was reprimanded. - , Asked to comment, Nitre's boss, Eugene V. Rostow, head of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, . said, "The whole thin is absurd." ' Rostow would not confirm that Nitze proposed such a deal, but said whatever Nitze discussed was authorized. - ABC said that Nitze made this proposal in informal discussions with the other side: The United States would not deploy any Pershing II missiles in Europe and deploy only "a fraction" of the cruise missiles planned in cooperation with NATO allies. In return, the Soviet Union would dismantle "more than half" of the more than 330 SS-30 missiles pointed at Western Europe. - Reagan's "zero option" plan would eliminate all Soviet -missiles from Europe and shelve the planned deployment of 573 U.S. Pershing H and cruise missiles. TV J - . . v - Jf A- i ! ' APPIwt Mudpack for Sphinx A workman packs mud on the which are eroding the limestone limestone casing of the Sphinx in bedrock of the 4,500-year-old sun Egypt to draw out dangerous salts god. . Reagan finds optimism in arms reduction talks pIlm PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (API President Reagan says US. officials feel the Sovietiarenegotiating in earnest at Geneva and he is "a little optimistic" about the prospects for an arms reduction agreement in 1983.. The president, arriving Wednesday at this desert playground for a four-day New Year's holiday, indicated American representatives at the strategic arms reduction talks-think negotiations are moving along: Meanwhile, White House sources said Reagan was likely to name former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft to head the commission that will study possible deployment modes for the 100 MX missies Reagan wants to build. Scowcroft served as deputy White House national security adviser under Henry Kissinger during the final two years of the Nixon administration and was national security adviser under former President Gerald Ford. He is now a partner in the consulting firm of Kissinger Associates, Inc. The announcement of the commission's makeup could come as early as today. The sources said that although It had once been considered highly likely that former defense secretaries Harold Brown and James Schies-inger would be named to the panel, Schesinger was con-sideredfan unlikely candidate now because "the president decided he didn't want him." Reagan agreed to name the commission after Congress voiced strong objections to his plan to place the missiles in a "Dense Pack" formation in underground silos near Cheyenne, Wyo. The president's remarks on the Geneva talks were prompted by the prediction of his chief .arms negotiator , Edward Rowny, that there is a 50-50 chant the Soviets and the United States wQl reach an arms agreement next ; year. The new arms limitation talks beganv last summer. Rowny said the two sides have done In six months what it took two years to accomplish during the SALT II talks. The 1979 SALT II agreement has not been ratified, but the United States said it will abide by its terms. . Earlier Tuesday, Reagan's Spokesman sounded a less optimistic note. Deputy White House press secretary Larry Speakes said Rowny 's statement "reflects his judgment of what could be accomplished if the Soviets demonstrate equally good intentions" as those of the United States. "The Soviets indicated a willingness to make cuts (in strategic arms); but their proposal has been imprecise and woW result in more modest refractions than the United ' Slates' proposal' Speakes said. But the president, asked about Rowny's statement on a television interview, said: "Well, I haven't heard that," Reagan said. "But I know that from our talking with them (the U.S. negotiators), they feel that the Soviets are really negotiating in good earnest, so we're a little optimistic." Reagan flew from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, where he went by Marine Corps helicopter to the 200-acre estate of Walter and Leonore Annenberg. Annenberg is a millionaire publisher and was President Nixon's ambassador to Great Britain. Mrs.' Annenberg was the U.S. chief of protocol during Reagan's first year in office. - r NewHampsh Impeachment inquiry sought I WASHINGTON - A House subcommittee chairman says Congress should consider impeaching the attorney general and the local . U.S. attorney for refusing to prosecute Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Anne Gorsuch on contempt of Congress charges. ' ' Rep. Elliott Levitas, D-Ga., said in a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Peter Rodino, D-N.J., that the officials' refusal to pursue the case raises questions about their ablUty to perform their jobs, t . ; i V Levitas, chairman of the Public Works investigations and oversight subcommittee. Initiated House contempt atfainst Gorsuch earlier this month for refusing td honor a subcommittee subpoena demanding EPAvdocuipents. . He askeo Rodino and his committee staff to look into whether a special prosecutor should be designated to , handle the contempt of. Congress case against Ms. Gorsuch. Bodies buried in sugar ship hold BOSTON Two men whose decomposed bodies were found buried In 2,000 tons of sugar in a ship's hold may have been stowaways attempting to enter the country illegallyauthorities said. - Unloading of the sugar from the freighter Santiago was halted Wednesday under orders of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the 391-foot ship was taken to a secured anchorage in Boston Harbor, -v The snip's captain, Jesus Briones, said all 24 men in his crew were accounted for, and he believed the two were stowaways trying to enter the United States illegally. Homicide Detective John Spencer said there was no way of learning how many people may have boarded the ship Illegally and, "we are not discounting the fact that there might be others in there." The body of one man was found in the No. 2 hold Tuesday and the second body was discovered Wednesday morning as the ship was being unloaded at the Revere . Sugar Corp. dock on the Charles town waterfront Autop-, lies were ordered for both bodies. Search continues for downed pilot TOlcYO Sea searchers pressed their hunt today for a U.S. pilot downed in a mid-air collision between two F-15 fighter planes over the Pacific Ocean near Okinawa, an Air Force Information officer said. Capt. Edwin W. Cardin, 30, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., had not been found by this afternoon despite a search that continued Wednesday night hours after the accident. Rescue crews were aided by infra-red and, heat-seeking instruments. , .The pilot of the other jet, Lf. John R. Mitchell H, 28, of Huntington Beach, Calif., was rescued shortly after the . collision and was reported in satisfactory condition today at Camp Lester Hospital on Okinawa. : The jets collided about N miles nortneast of uunawa. Both pilots are attached to the 67th Tactical Fighter Squad based at Kadena Air Force Base on Okinawa, 970 miles southwest of Tokyo. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Flags across New Hampshire flew at half-staff today as residents mourned the death of Gov. Hugh Gallen, a self-made man who prided himself on looking out for "those with no voice." Gallen's 42-day battle with a blood infection ended Wednesday afternoon in the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, less than a week after be saw his state for the last time on a Christmas visit to his family in Littleton, a, " -; : . The " 58-year-old Democrat, who broke a decade of Republican state-house rule in New Hampshire with a surprise victory in 1978, lost his bid in November for a third two-year term ire governor dies after refusing to promise a veto of any sales or income taxes. ; "It's the measure of his administration and of the man that he never abandoned those who he cared the most about the elderly ... the handicapped and the young -- the people who rely on government to make their lives worthwhile and better," said Ex- . ecutive Councilor Dudley Dudley. "Those are the people he served best." Gallen's chief of staff, Dayton Duncan, said the governor was ill at the ' end of his trying campaign, but did not see a doctor. , v His physician, Dr. Marshall Wolfe, said the governor was critically ill "all the time he was in the hospital" with a bloodstream infection that caused his kidneys and liver to fail and brought on internal bleeding. Records dating to the late 1700s show that Gallen was the first New Hampshire governor to die in office. "All New Hampshire citizens should be thankful of Hugh Gallen's devotion to bis fellow man," said Republican John Sununu, who defeated Gallen in the November election and takes office next Thursday, as scheduled before Gallen's death. . Sen. Vesta Roy, R-Salem, president of the state Senate, has been acting governor since Dec. 1 and will continue to hold the job until Sununu is sworn in. She is the state's first woman governor. it. 'i1. . , t s f Prominent Nicaraguans deserting Sandinistas over radical poli UUKBJVV U K 3ies ejped years as because asing number the Sand-' o, are of its Japanese climber dies on Everest KATMANDU, Nepal Famed Japanese mountaineer Yasuo Kato, 33, the first non-Nepalese to scale Mount Everest three times, was "presumed dead" on the world's tallest mountain, Nepal'! Ministry of Tourism , said today. , Quoting a radio report from Kato's base camp near the summit, it said his long-time Japanese climbing partner, Toshiyaki Kobayaslii, 33, also was believed to have frozen to death on Everest. The ministry report said the two men are presumed to nave died near the summit of the mountain Monday night or Tuesday. The ministry decribed Kato as one of the "foremost climbers in the world." After the Nepalese liason officer read the official death report, Yoshimaa Sasaki, 27, the expedition's deputy leader, said, "They are no more . . . no more." ' Kato had succeeded In reaching the summit of Everest for the third time last Monday, while Kobayasbi, suffering frostbite, failed to make it to the top. s The two climbersxhad spent Monday night at a makeshift camp 900 yards below the 29,028-foot summit under severe weather conditions, but did not make a promised radio report Tuesday. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - An in of Influential people, many of whom hi inistas seize power .in Nicaragua IVt turning against the government there radical policies. . Some like Eden Pastora, a top Sandinista fighter in the bloody one-year battle that toppled the authoritarian government of President Anastasio Somoza In July 1979, actively want to overthrow the Sandinista regime, objecting to what they view as a crackdown on freedom and dissent in Nicaragua. 1 - Most, of the opponents charge the Sandinistas have reneged on promises to set up a free, pluralistic society and are trying to impose Marxism on the country and . building up its armed forces with Soviet equipment and Cuban help. They object to press censorship, the ruling three-man junta's growing control over the economy, jailing of dissident business leaders and restrictions on travel' inside and outside the country. But the majority of these opponents say they are still revolutionaries and steer clear of the 17,000 pro-Somoza Nicaraguan exiles in Miami, Fla.; neighboring Honduras, and fithet Central American countries. About 2,500 of these exiles were national guardsmen under Somoza. ' An estimated 38,000 Nicaraguans now live outside their homeland. The nation, about the size of New York state, has an estimated population of 2.5 million. The latest major defector is Francisco Fiallos, 36, Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States. Fiallos quit the post Dec. 18, a week after, government censors prohibited La Prensa, Nicaragua's only opposition newspaper, from publishing a controversial interview he gave one of its reporters. Fiallos urged the junta to hold free elections. "But more than anything," he said, according to a transcript of the interview obtained by The Associated Press, "it is indispensable that there exists in Nicaragua unrestricted freedom of the press for the exercise of true and authentic democracy.'' "I could not continue representing a country that prohibits me from presenting my point of view to the Nicaraguan people," he told a news conference in Washington after he resigned. Fiallos' predecessor, Arturo Cruz, quit about a year' ago for similar reasons and now lives In the United States. Amdng other diplomats who resigned is Alvaro Tabaoda, ambassador to Ecuador. La Prensa, a politically moderate newspaper, supported the Sandinista fight to overthrow Somoza. The 1978 assassination of its publisher ' Pedro Joaquin Chamorro set off the anti-Somoza movement. His widow, Vloleta, served for almost a year on the Sandinista junta, then composed of five members. -3 . V v Mrs. Chamorro and Alfonso Robelo, a top business leader, resigned as junta members when the Sandinistas began elbowing others from key positions in the government. 1 - V "":') ' f. 4''" They also were known to have privately disagreed with Sandinista strategy of strengthening ties with Soviet bloc countries, to the detriment of relations, with the United States and conservative governments In the restiof Central America. ' Prk$ good through Saturday, Jan. 1. SAVE $2.99! Ladies' Canvas or Corduroy Slip-on Corduroy or canvas uppers with matching laces. Available in mocha, navy, black, or beige. Siih1 Genuine rubber soles. ; ', Our low regular $6.99 WHILE . THEY LAST I V Sim Special good through Saturday, Jan. 1. SPECIAL GROUP ... not entire stock. Men's and Children's Boot Sale SAVE 25 or more WHILE THEY LAST! Western boots, work and hunting boots, casual and dress boots in an assortment of styles and colors. Not all sizes in all styles and colors. HURRY for best choice. 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