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Thursday, October 13, 1983
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aisiviidr.ii "r. ni.Hwfii'.w i.nmw 12A TODAY. Thursday, October IS, 1983 MB f aL I The World Costly blaze rips Nicaragua oil port Eastern pact averts strike TOOAV wtra tarvKaa MANAGUA, Nicaragua Firefighters gained control Wednesday of a fire started In an attack by U.S. - backed rebels at Nicaragua's main oil port. The blaze destroyed at least 3 2 million gallons of fuel and dealt a crippling blow to the economy. Officials said they evacuated the remaining 25,000 inhabitants of the Pacific port of Corinto, about 110 miles northwest of Managua, where a combined sea and air attack blew up five fuel storage tanks containing gaso - line, diesel and other fuels. Besides the oil tanks, the fire destroyed pipelines, tons of medicine, a large quantity of coffee that was awaiting shipment and storehouses for banana exports Reagan's a 'stooge Soviet press says MOSCOW The Soviet Union said Wednesday President Reagan is a "stooge" whose election was a "dark day" in American history. The commentary in the government newspaper Izvestia was written by Alexander Yakovlev, director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations Yakovlev, said, "Reagan has been propelled upwards by a group of 'powers that be' who discovered him as a ;, cynical demagogue, an obedient stooge of the 'big business' and a chauvinist," in tracing Reagan's career. Yugoslavs: we know how to find Emanuela MILAN, Italy Two Yugoslavs are demanding $300,000 to reveal where the missing 15 - year - old daughter of a Vatican employee can be found, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Wednesday. ANSA said a letter mentioning the offer was1 mailed to its office in this northern city from Yugoslavia, signed by two men it did not identify. The case of Emanuela, who disappeared from Rome on June 22, has received international attention because Pope John Paul II has repeatedly called for her release. Her self proclaimed kidnappers have demanded that Mehmet All Agca be freed from the Italian prison where he is serving a life sentence for the 1981 assassination attempt on John Paul Iraq reports destroying 2 Iranian ships in gulf V NICOSIA, Cyprus Iraq said its navy destroyed an Iranian ship in a Persian Gulf inlet Wednesday, then sank another that came to the rescue. In Tehran, about 1,000 people demonstat rated outside the French Embassy to protest France's delivery of Super Etendard fighter bombers to Iraq. In Washington, Pentagon sources said they were confident the U S. Navy could thwart any attempt to block Hormuz, and the Iranian threat is regarded as "bombast." Ex - Japan prime minister rejects resignation call TOKYO Former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka rejected demands that he resign from Parliament because of a bribery conviction Wednesday, creating a crisis in the government that came to power with the aid of his powerful political machine. ' The Japanese press has predicted the controversy will force elections by the end of the year, Tanaka was convicted of bribery and violating foreign exchange laws for taking 500 million yen from Lockheed Aircraft Corp to promote the sale of its planes in Japan He was sentenced to four years in prison and fined the amount of the bribe now equivalent to S2 1 million but appealed immediately and was freed on bail IRA admits killing wrong man BELFAST, Northern Ireland The Irish Republican Army apologized Wednesday for killing a Roman Catholic who had no links with the security forces A statement from the outlawed organization released to news organizations in Belfast said the IRA made "a grave error through a case of mistaken identity" when guerrillas shot down 39 - year - od Sean McShane in a bookmaker's shop Monday. Protests continue in Philippines MANILA, Philippines Thousands of anti government demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Ferdinand E. Marcos flung confetti from high - rise buildings and honked car horns in Manila's financial district Wednesday. Another demonstration was held in Batangas City 60 miles south of Manila, where 7,000 people earned placards reading "Marcos resign!" A Roman Catholic priest told the rally the president was the Filipino people's "common enemy," ?tjvtt"'"t' Q EASTERN, From 1 A ) working without a contract since 1982. The bargaining Intensified last week after Eastern Chairman Frank Borman backed down from a demand that all employees accept a 15 percent pay cut. "1 think there was a lot of compromise on both 'sides," Fink said. "But under the circumstances I think we both got the best that we could get." At Miami International Airport, flight attendants boarding a bus said they were happy with the settlement. "It's super. We're super happy," said Jane Smith. Eastern has Tost $128 9 million so far this year, compared with an $87.1 million loss for the first nine months of 1982. Borman had warned that a strike would force Eastern to file for bankruptcy protection or even shut IB3KSd&tt&NSSRK4muii& Bisiofyl IBZMs2mMikM$&immMlMi Tnrlriwirp L"TirJBKil J&Sm$ Vh Auclt4 PrM aBaF B WmZEM down altogether? , . ' One major issue involved' suh - He said Wednesday then tag of lucrative Latin American flights that Eastern acquired when Brahiff stopped flying last year and filed for bankruptcy protection. The union wanted its flight attend dams assigned to those flights, but Eastern said It was bound under international agreements to use foreign flight attendants instead. Both sides reportedly agreed the Miami - based carrier can continue to use at least 230 of its 341 non - union Latin American routes It acquired last' year. Eastern reportedly also agreed to distribute about $350,000 in back pay to domestic flight attendants who had applied for those routes. The machinists' 'union, which representn2,500 Eastern employees, had said it would honor any flight attendants' picket lines The pilots' union wouldn't commit itself, but some members said they would keep flying. agreement would help the 'airline survive in "the vigorous competitive atmosphere" that drove competitors1 Branin Airways and Continental Airlines to file for bankruptcy protection. - , "We reached an agreement.) We're pleased with It. Now we want to look forward rather, than look backwards," Borman said at a brief news conference. Borman said that unlike a costly contract with the machinists' union In March that precipitated a cashflow crisis, the agreement with the flight attendants is one Eastern can afford. He would not say how the con - Iract would affect his earlier demand for all employees to take a pay cut. That will depend in part on an independent analysis of Eastern's finances which should be completed in a few weeks, Borman said. Shuttle decision on hold ( SHUTTLE, From lAJ pretty hard to call." The problem has kept NASA, contractor and European Space Agency officials up in the air for over a week as they ponder whether to chance flying the Shuttle with a suspect booster. On the last Shuttle flight in August, one booster nozzle from the same questionable batch came within nine seconds of burning through from the rocket's searing exhaust, a potentially disastrous occurrence. Should officials decide to scrub the Oct. 28 launch, ninth in the Shuttle program, the massive vehicle will have to be rolled back from the pad to the spaceport's huge Vehicle Assembly Building, where the entire stack would be disassembled Columbia, with Spacelab inside the craft's cargo bay, would then be rolled back to an Orbiter Processing Facility hangar so the valuable and delicate scientific payload aboard can be re - serviced. Such a move would be the first time in the Shuttle program that a complete vehicle had to be removed from the pad and taken apart. Alan Thiricettle, ESA's Spacelab manager at KSC, said scientists connected with the maiden flight of Europe's $800 million orbiting laboratory are in the process of re - thinking and re - programming their experiments in case a delay occurs. , "The science guys have all been given a couple of days to go sit in a comer and decide what they're going to do," Thirkettle, in Houston this week, said Wednesday. The complications with even a one - month delay for the complex scientific mission are staggering, and many of the flight's experiments could be adversely affected, officials say. A back - up launch date of Nov. 28 has been discussed, but lunar cycles point toward a Nov. 26 or Nov. 27 liftoff, Thirkettle said. FAMU to give Bluford honorary degree TALLAHASSEE (AP) - Florida A&M University will award the first honorary doctorate degree in its 96 - year history to Air Force Lt. Col. Guion S. Bluford Jr7, the first black person to fly in space, university officials said. Bluford, who made history when he rode into orbit Aug 30 in the Space Shuttle Challenger, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree Friday at Florida A&M's homecoming convocation. The predominantly black university had refrained from awarding honorary doctorates because it didn't have any academic doctoral programs until 1980. With the granting of the first Doctor of Pharmacy degrees that year, university officials began to consider making such an award. "The awarding of the honorary doctorate on this occasion is of special significance, because it is the first such degree awarded by Florida A&M University, 3nd it is being awarded to an individual whose accomplishments have had, and will continue to have, special impact on humanity's progress, both scientific and social," said Walter Smith, university president. Bluford, 40, is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University and has a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering with a minor in laser physics from the Air Force Institute of TechnologyTechnology - He flew 144 combat missions as a fighter pilot in Vietnam and was selected for astronaut training in 1978. After the launch from Kennedy Space Center, Bluford spent six days in orbit as a mission specialist. His duties included deployment of a weather and communications satellite for the government of India and scientific experiments to investigate possible advantages of manufacturing drugs in the zero gravity of space. Bluford took aloft with him a pair of Ethiopian crosses from a collection at Florida A&M and will be returning the crosses to the university's Black Archives during weekend homecoming activities The astronaut isn't the university's only connection with the space program. Florida AfcNLJs working with NASA to develop a drug to prevent motion sickness that sometimes afflicts astronauts. Ride: next space trip year away 1 BONN, West Germany (AP) Astro naut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, said Wednesday she probably won't be back in orbit for another year. . Ride, who was on the June 18 - 24 flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and mission pilot Capt. Frederick H. Hauck told a news conference that it takes about a year to train for a Shuttle flight. "We started in April of 1982 to train for our Challenger flight in June of '83," Hauck, said. "When we get back to the United States, we will go back into training for the next flight," Ride said. "We should start pretty soon." The two astronauts were in Bonn for two days on the last stop of a European tour to publicize the American space program The Cologne - Bonn airport used the occasion to announce that the airport has been designated as an emergency landing field for the Space Shuttle. "The probability of the Shuttle actually having to land here is about 10,000 to one," said airport director Guenter Schade, because the airport would only be used if an emergency arose in the first six minutes of a Shuttle flight. The airport was selected because of "outstanding technical standards," Schade said. After the news conference, an airport elevator failed to work, forcing Ride and Hauck to walk three flights of stairs. The Cologne - Bonn airport will start a training dnll for emergency landings on Oct. 24 and will continue through the scheduled Oct. 28 launch - of the next Shuttle mission, t which will include 'German astronaut Ulf Merbold, a physicist. J.BbBbBl3 laisssssssssssssssssssssaii fAJMr n SALLY RIDE . . visiting Europe Attitude helps break invalid's bounds Q ATTITUDE, From 1A) works. A weak body becomes weaker in a mood of total surrender. The mechanisms of repair and rehabilitation that are built into the human system have a natural drive to assert themselves under conditions of illness, but that here that no one ever need feel disadvantaged; all I am doing is making a distinction between being an invalid and thinking and acting like one. ' I know that I am still at risk, t know that, without warning, my heart could suddenly fail. Jf that should happen, I will have no complaints. As I told my cardiolog ist. Dr. Shine, I have nothing but gratitude for a heart Jhe Nation Political ads bring clutter, court told natural tendency if deferred or deflected by an erosion of 'that has seen me through an eventful life, For many me will lu live, Jul uy Mic aiAdiLC vi bmiilumH.C ui UI1C a physician or in one's own ability to play a vital part in the attack on disease. Obviously, it is absurd to suppose that there is no illness or somber circustance that can't be reversed. But WASHINGTON Communities should be permitted to guard against "visual clutter" by banning political sjgns from public property, the Supreme Court was told Wednesday. ... The justices were urged to reinstate a Los Angeles ordinance that a lower court said violated constitutional rights of free expression. The local law was challenged successfully by a city council candidate whose political signs were attached to utility pole supports and subsequently were - removedjjy city workers ' Anthony Saul Alperin, a Los Angeles deputy city attorney, argued the ban was necessary to prevent eyesores from proliferating throughout the city. Boston mayoral candidates to fight issues, not race BOSTON A black activist and a white working - class city councilman who say they have buried race as an Issue will meet next month in an election that could make Boston the third major city this year to pick its first black mayor. Raymond Flynn, 44, of predominantly Irish Catholic South Boston, and Melvin King, 54, of the racially mixed South End, emerged from a field of eight candidates in Tuesday's primary virtually tied. Each finished with 29 percent of the vote. King led a "rainbow coalition" of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Orientals, gays and students, while Flynn hopes his brand of urban populism will return another Irish - American to Boston City Hall. Blacks make - up about 22 percent of Boston's population, and Hispanics account for 6 percent. Calls to Child Find plentiful and helpful NEW PALTZ, N.Y. Since a movie about a child abduction was broadcast on network television this week, the phone has been ringing constantly at an agency dedicated to finding missing children. Child Find Inc. has taken approximately 3.000 calls since the movie ended at 11 p m. Monday night. The calls so far have led to one reunion Child Find, based in this Hudson Valley community, began receiving the calls after the broadcast of the NBC - TV movie about Adam Walsh, who was abducted and slain two years ago in Florida At the end of the two - hour film, called "Adam," the photographs of 55 missing children were shown. Judge orders hearing on von Bulow's wife NEW YORK A judge on Wednesday ordered a hearing to determine whether heiress Martha "Sunny" von Bulow is competent to handle millions of dollars In assets, although he acknowledged she is "an apparently permanent vegetative case." State Supreme Court Justice Howard E. Bell said the court had an obligation to protect Mrs. - von Bulow against the possibility of a scheme. Mrs von Bulow's husband, Claus, was convicted of twice trying to kill his wife with insulin injections at the . couple's Newport, R.I., mansion. He is appealing and seeking a new trial. Family dispute spurred killing spree police WHARTON. Texas A former lawn mower repairman was held without bond Wednesday after a 514 - hour, 160 - mile reign of terror across southeastern Texas in which five people were shot to death in an incident that apparently stemmed from a family dispute. The dead included Instate trooper. Another woman was shot and critically wounded. Six people were taken hostage, but later freed. Eliseo Hernandez Moreno, 24, of Mercedes in the Rio Grande Valley, appeared Wednesday on a charge of aggravated kidnapping. He also was charged with capital murder in the slaying of a state trooper and ordered held without bond. - ' The first to die Tuesday were Moreno's brother - in - law, 31 - year - old mailman Juan Garza Jr., and his wife, Esther Garza, 31, at their College Station home about 90 miles northwest of Houston, Sgt. Art Wiltsie said. Each was shot several times with a .22 - caliber pistol, Wiltsie said. j Commuter plane crashes, killing all 10 aboard PINCKNEYVILLE. IIL Flight and cockpit voice MORENO m x ... "". .. ..", . . ..J rn - lRr. w.r nwnvornt Wrwtrurlo., frr.m .h. ..,.J years, deaths from heart attacks have outnumbered ', - ,, . . ,wlMI1Binjl Alr ',1 " "".r ITI;: that crashed in a muddy field, killing all 10 people aboard. Air traffic controllers in Kansas. City said the last contact with the plane was at 8:58 p m. when the pilots TaaaviaTauraaav.Oct ll, HwlUMtevaflfM On Oct 11, 1712, President George Washington laid the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion in the District of Columbia In 177S, the US. Navy was bom when the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, ordered the construction of a naval fleet. "' In 184J. Texas ratified the U S. Constitutio., In IMJ, Italy declared war on Germany, its one - time Axis partner. In IW, Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon, ui Hollywood, and Democratic candidate John Kennedy, In New York, were linked by television in a campaign debate, Ten yean ago: Jordan joined the Middle East war as the fourth Arab combatant against Israel, THATCHER rive years ago: Most major banks raised their prime lending rates from 9 75 percent to 10 percent the highest level in nearly four years. Today's birthdays: Actor - singer Yves Montand is 62. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is 58. Musician Bay Brown Is 57, Actor - singer Art Garfunkel is 42. Singer Marie Osmond is 24. A r it Is also true that under conditions of extreme illness we need all the help we can get. For the same reason it is necessary to put all our own powers to work in our own behalf. We want to get the most ouf - of whatever is possible. An integral part of this process is respect for the human body an organism of astounding tenacity, resiliency, and recuperative capability. And, since the human body tends to move in the direction of its expectlons plus or minus it Is important to know that the attitudes of confidence and determination are no less a part of the treatment program than medical science and technology. The day after I came home from the hospital, I arranged with a building contractor to construct a new study and storage facility for all the Saturday Review files and other books and records that had been moved out from the East. The only place available for the new, construction was above a steep hill in back of the house. This meant I would have to climb the equivalent of four flights of stairs every time wanted to go to the study. The building was completed in about three months. J have never felt the slightest hesitation in making the ascent, which I have done at least twice daily. The sense of pleasurable anticipation Is enough to allow me to endure any strain. I do know this, however; if I had any distasteful expectations or reactions; my body would supply all the signs of chest pressure to accommodate that distaste. More and more, I am Inclined to accept the notion that the body produces its own poisons under circumstances of apprehension of emotional strain and that this (actor Is imtimately involved in serious illness, whether It takes the form of cardiac disease, joint disabilities or even cancer, Nothing is more amazing or heartening to rne than lo see the way in which many persons with severe affile - ' tions or handicaps nonetheless manage to affirm life. Just In the act of mobilizing their emotional resources they help lo potentiate themselves physically. I am not saying reported they were nearing Centralia. The plane disappeared from radar screens at 9.05 p.m. Although no mention was made of weather conditions by the pilots, thunderstorms were reported in the general area. a 7ii 1 i - TOOAV aajlcarnaa raodar contribution tor "Plctura TtrisP Sand your ptcrurasartlldH cator i Woch ana whlla la TOOAVPlctura Thta, p o a lUa. Cacaa, Flo Man Clva w tntormotlan tor a aaacrtallvo cutltna ona wa II viva auMlinad cradll a tna ahatoaroahall wa aalact vow, plclura tar print lit van wont vaur ptctura ar alwa ratwrnad. Pa aura pj mcluda a mu oddraiiadi ahunpadanualaaa., " " fatalities from all other diseases. That number is now on the decline and will, I believe, decline further still with the full recognition, not just by the profession but by the general public, that a comprehensive program of treatment involves both the full utilization of medical science and the full development of the human healing system. The fact that the belief system can be a vital activator of the healing system may open the door to an auspicious future in medical research and practice. I look up at the calendar as I put down these final notes and see that it is two years and five months since the heart attack of Dec, 22, 1980. Dr. Shine has gone out of his way to congratulate me, using the word "magnificent" to describe my progress, even though he feels I may still be at substantial risk. Dr. Cannom, the consulting cardiologist on my case, does not refute the fact of. ongoing risk but sees no evidence that my heart is not getting all the blood and oxygen my life - style requires. The portion of the heart muscle that was destroyed during the heart attack will not regenerate, but the rest of the heart muscle has been strengthened and has adapted Itself to my needs. Dr. Cannon says it is difficult to believe that bypass surgery could have Achieved a better functional result than has been achieved without it. The original treadmill results , that produced the finding of severe coronary insufficien - ' cy have been reversed. ' I manage to set, aside time each week for the sports I1 enjoy doubles or singles in tennis, and golf with old friends. Golf does not really qualify as exercise, but It is a game that offer tangible and tantalizing possibilities for1 measurable Improvement of one's skill. Besides, it pM - ; vide an arena for banter and the rewards of compEitf kinship in an outdoor setting. I maintain a 'full working! schedule, "and I pay visits to the hospital t the request of physicians to see 111 persons in need of a morale boost. The difference between what I did before the heart' attack and what I am doing now Is that I now maintain, ITE .. fSS?L ltm V chfflu .Under frosting of mud, Paul Van Raalte witi instead of letting the schedule run rruv , tor tnctorti mi Wi tot m wut (m m mmw cjp.'imm im Ui w from at quagmire at the GUson - 'Mud Farm' Srata - iJSSa nearAMeaRo. !assssTaaaaTipaaii hJF' laissW lassrH9pK&: 'mSv tHa IsssW WSBKm WT afi f '' iaaH M a?1 WlBaWBaSSSSSSHa aw1, aaaaaij ror9apppppBSaaaaaaaaaap4ie ILL, aaVA'laaaBPBaaaaay MIaMaMLaJaaKJa! TODAY - !.

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