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Friday, November 2, 1979
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A 2 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1979 B aker opens bid for president 4 . 4 1 . -. .. V - : in"""- i-'? Both the Greek freighter Mimosa, ' T i.ni1an Din-tvinVi A nro-o - Oil tanker, collide in Gulf; 4 killed -. Associated Prass GALVESTON, Texas A tanker carrying 400,000 barrels of crude oil collided with a freighter off the Texas coast early yesterday morning. Four persons were killed, 25 were injured and 27 were missing and feared dead, the Coast Guard said. The 772-foot tanker, the Burmah Agate, caught fire and exploded after the crash. By midafternoon parts of its superstructure were under water and thick smoke still billowed from its stern. Crewmen aboard the 484-foot freighter Mimosa abandoned ship, leaving it stuck on full right rudder with its engines running. The freighter, which was also burning circled dangerously close to nearby oil rigs throughout the morning, but by midafternoon, its propellers had stopped and tugboats moved alongside the disabled ship to prevent it from drifting tco near the derricks. fWe don't think she'll blow up," Coast Guard Lt. Tom Pearson said of the freighter before it was brought under control. "The only fuel she has aboard is her own. The problem is that she's afire and under way with no one aboard." The two ships, both registered in Liberia, collided shortly after 5 a.m. about five miles off the island city of Galveston, about 50 miles south of Houston on the Texas Gulf Coast. Chang Ying-chuang, a 53-year-old crewman on the tanker, said through an interpreter that he was asleep in his cabin when a loud explosion shook him awake. He said he ran to open his PEOPLE -Arnold Miller, United Mine Workers president, may be forced to step down because of troubles in jthe union and poor health. "I'm go-ing to take some time off and go hunting and think about quitting," Miller, 56, told a Pittsburgh newspaper. Miller was admitted to a Charleston, W. Va., hospital yester-Jday and was listed in satisfactory condition. A union source said Mill-er was being treated for ulcers. Richard Kleindienst, an attorney-general during the Nixon administration, has gone back to his native Arizona. Kleindienst, who received a 30-day suspended sentence for 'giving false testimony at his 1972 Senate confirmation hearing, yes-ierday left his Washington law practice to join the Tucson law 'firm of Lesher, Kimble and Rucker. Film director Roman Polanski 'says he has "returned to the basics, the primary emotions" in his latest film, "Tess." The movie, based on iThomas Hardy's 1891 novel "Tess Jof the d'Urbervilles," opened in ;iParis this week to critical acclaim and box-office success. "Tess" is dedicated to Polanski's slain wife, .Sharon Tate, who was murdered in 1969 by members of a cult headed toy Charles Manson. '.The Duke of Buccleuch, descendant of a 17th century Scottish Jchieftain who fought against European domination, has urged his fellow Britons to boycott everything French "from Peugeots to perfume." The duke said his campaign was in retaliation for a 'French ban on English lamb im-'ports. - 4 4 , right, and the - vr oiinrli- f i ri freighter portholes after the smoke poured into his cabin. He then put on his life jacket and went to the deck. "There was fire and smoke every where," said Chang, of Taiwan. "We could not fight the fire. It was no use. Everybody else jumped overboard. We did not jump so we were saved." Private boats, working in gentle, 4 foot seas under clear skies, and Coast Guard helicopters evacuated some of the crewmen. The Coast Guard said last night that all 26 crewmen aboard the Mimosa, which had set sail from Cyprus, were rescued but that 27 crew members aboard the Burmah Agate were still missing. All four of the known dead were from the tanker. Officials at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston reported that the hospital treated 25 injured crewmen. Three of the injured were admitted in poor con dition. Bill Snyder of the Crown Central Pe troleum Corp., which owns the Burmah Agate, said at the company's headquar ters in Baltimore that the tanker was carrying 400,000 barrels of crude from a terminal in the Bahamas. He said the tanker was headed for a Houston refin ery. Jack Ferrara, chartering and oper ations manager for Burmah Oil Tankers of New York City, said his office had re ports that the collision caused "minimal pollution." He said a Coast Guard team from Mississippi was en route to Galveston to start cleanup operations. Gloria Steinem, editor of Ms. Magazine, joined a protest march in Hartford, Conn., this week against a city council candidate accused of assaulting his wife. Antonio Gonzalez, 41, is charged with punching and kicking his 32-year-old wife, Fanny DeJesus. Actress Lilll Palmer and her husband, Carlos Thompson, cleared the first hurdle to Swiss citizenship when a meeting of residents of Goldingen approved their application to become citizens of the village. To become a Swiss citizen, a foreigner must be accepted by a community and a canton (similar to a state) and pay $6,500. Oleg and Ludmila Protopopov, Soviet figure skating stars who defected in September, have signed a three-year contract with the Ice Capades. Nearly three decades of guarding former President Richard Nixon's health may be ending for Dr. John Lungren of Long Beach, Calif. Lun-gren, one of four doctors who brought Nixon through a life-threatening attack of phlebitis in 1974, says he expects Nixon would find a doctor closer to the New York apartment the former president recently purchased. Painter Salvador Dali has presented Spanish King Juan Carlos a portrait of the king clad in an ornate Spanish navy uniform. Dali, noted for his paintings of melting watches and other bizarre objects, said he used a mixture of surrealism and hyperrealism combined with some abstract touches in the painting. ; , a ' - - ' t 1 . Attociatad Pratt after colliding early yesterday morning in the Gulf of Mexico, about five miles from Galveston, Texas. makes a with vow By DAVID S. BRODER L.A. Timu-Wathlngton Post Scrvica WASHINGTON Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. formally announced his candidacy yesterday as a contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The Tennessee senator invited the voters to judge his leadership abilities by his effort to defeat the proposed U.S.-Soviet strategic arms treaty in the coming Senate debate. Linking the fate of the trecty more directly to his personal candidacy than ever before, the 53-year-old Senate minority leader presented himself as a man who would "stand tall" against the Soviet Union. "If we defeat the treaty," Baker said, "we will be saying: We intend to be masters of our own fate again. And we have the confidence to negotiate a new SALT treaty that is safe for this country under a new president who will be safe for this country." Standing in the same Senate caucus room where he gained television renown as a member of the Watergate investigating committee, Baker told cheering supporters from Tennessee and Capitol Hill: "I don't honestly know whether I can beat both President Carter and Senator (Edward M.) Kennedy on this treaty in this Congress. But I can absolutely guarantee you that I can beat either man in November of 1980." Baker became the eighth man to enter the GOP race, but declared that only three have a chance to win former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, who will join the field later this month, former Texas Gov. John Connally and himself. Baker ignored George Bush, a fellow mixed g:jF. h j (extra) J to fight arms treaty SEN. HOWARD BAKER 'Guarantees' he can beat Carter, Kennedy moderate-conservative whose year-old campaign has stolen the march on Baker in organizing Iowa, New Hampshire and other early battleground states. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., Eaker's campaign manager, acknowledged that his candidate is struggling uphill in those states and in Florida. He said Baker would try to gain credibility by winning the Feb. 16 Arkansas convention and the Feb. 17 Puerto Rico primary both of which precede the traditional kickoff primary in New Hampshire. Baker himself told reporters he would have to beat Reagan and his other rivals in "the second round of primaries," which includes Illinois, Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania. In launching his campaign, Baker laid his heaviest emphasis on the treaty issue and the question of the U.S. ability to meet international challenges. "America has lost its margin for error," he said. "Our superiority in strategic arms . . . our abundance in energy . . . our advantage in productivity . . . and our confidence in the future (are) gone." Presenting himself as a man "who knows Washington well enough to change Washington," yet is young dritik 1 k i Jl i v r " niim j Calvert Extra mixes up into deliciously smooth drinks. This blend of aged whiskies neither .i TZ overpowers gets lost in tne armK. aort vvnisKey uoes what any whiskey does, only softer. The Soft Whiskey CalvertExtra AMERICAN WHISK FY A BLIND 80 enough to "launch a new generation of confidence," the 13-year Senate veteran took some veiled shots at Reagan and Connally in his prepared statement. "Surely we know that we cannot withstand still more Washington inexperience," he said, in an apparent reference to Reagan's lack of service in the capital. "Surely we know that we need a leader for tomorrow," he said, in apparent reference to the 68-year-old Reagan's age. And in what appeared to be a dig at Connally, Baker added, "Surely we know that a president cannot govern without trust and that trust never comes from bluster." But when reporters asked if he thought Reagan too old or Connally too inclined to bluster, Baker said they were reading unintended meanings into his words. And when asked about Kennedy and Chappaquiddick, he said it was "not a valid issue." Baker's race is premised on the belief that he can weld unity in the party as he has managed to unify Senate Republicans on many issues in his three years as minority leader. To dramatize that role, he brought to his announcement ceremony almost every Republican senator who is not a candidate for the nomination, including several who support other contenders. Baker confirmed that he has abandoned his original plan to step aside as minority leader to devote full-time to his campaign. Instead, he will retain his title while relinquishing his duties on a day-to-day basis to the deputy minority leader. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska. soft, cue mixer nor PROOF O 1978 CALVERT DlST. CO . IOUISVILLI. KV.

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