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2A- THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1997 Newsmakers -A. Satellite won't go back in orbit , NASA decides 'Amistad,' the opera, beats .out 'Amistad the movie Jatin Beach Post Staff and Wire Reports k '. Anthony Davis' opera Amistad, reaching the -public before Steven Spielberg's movie of the 3 same title, is a tale surrounded by mystery that sometimes leaves the audience adrift Saturday Q .night s world premiere of Amistad at the Lyric Opera of Chicago came just 13 days before the ' scheduled Dec. 12 release of Spielberg's heavily -publicized epic. Although both were inspired by -,Uie Jl39 revolt by 53 slaves aboard the Spanish .schooner Anustad, their approaches are quite J different Spielberg has taken a realistic, narrative approach to the tale of the group's kidnap Jl .&fai V T ch ping in Africa and journey to Cuba, their mutiny m r i 5 -on me slave ship en route from Havana to an- other Cuban port, their capture by a U.S. ship - and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that they .were free men. Slavery was legal in Cuba, but .; international treaties had outlawed trans-Atlantic slave trade; instead of being sent back to Cuba, they were returned toAfrica. In their operatic vision, however, Davis and his libret THE ASSOCIATED, PRESS Mother reunited with twin daughters tist, cousin TTiulani Davis, go at the same material lorom the viewpoint of myth and African religion. The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL Space shuttle Columbia's astronauts will not set loose a science satellite that they rescued in a spacewalk last week, NASA decided Sunday after considerable debate. Mission managers reviewed a variety of options but finally concluded a day earlier than expected that it was unfeasible to release the Spartan satellite a second time and attempt to salvage its sun-studying mission. The shuttle simply does not have enough fuel to support another satellite retrieval, said mission operations director Lee Briscoe. "If you were deploying a brand new, fresh spacecraft, you wouldn't do it under those circumstances," Briscoe explained at a hastily arranged news conference. "So here's a case where we have the Spartan in the bay. We have it It's a healthy spacecraft We can bring it back. If you were to deploy it under these kinds of propellant margins, you could stand a 40 or 50 percent chance of not bringing it back" if you ran into any kind of trouble, he said. NASA had hoped to release the $10 million Spartan satellite for 18 hours, less than half the time it was supposed to fly free of Columbia and observe the sun's charged outer atmosphere. Columbia's six astronauts were asleep when the decision was made. Mission Control sent up the disappointing news Sunday night. Spartan turned out to be nothing but trouble for the astronauts, possibly through their own fault Unknown to anyone at the time, the satellite failed to receive a crucial computer command before it was set loose on Nov. 21 because of either a software problem or crew error, Briscoe said. When astronaut Kalpana Chawla tried to grab the satellite with the shuttle robot arm, she inadvertently sent it into a slow spin. Three days after its botched release, astronauts Winston Scott and Takao Doi caught the 3,000-pound satellite with their gloved hands during a 7'-hour spacewalk. NASA has no firm plans, as of yet, to send Spartan back up on another shuttle mission. TRIPOLI, Lybia After struggling with global politics and paralysis, Linda McCathern of Portland, Ore., finally saw 14-year-olds Sarrah (far left) and Jamelah (right) on Sunday. McCathern hadn't seen the girls since her ex-husband took them from the U.S. in 1988. Princess Anne pushes kids' causes I Britain's Princess Anne toured a drug rehabil- Army monitored King before assassination i nation center m Cali, Colom-t.bia, on Sunday, the second-layof a visit to promote chil-jxlren's causes. The sister of Prince diaries is scheduled to travel to the remote town of lieticia, in Colombia's Amazon jungle, today to visit a hospital and a housing Reject partially financed by ;';reat Britain. "The visit has 'een very positive and very Princess Anne The Associated Press MEMPHIS Army intelligence agents monitored Martin Luther King Jr. 's public appearances in Memphis in the days before his 1968 murder, said retired agents speaking publicly for the first time. The agents claim they had no foreknowledge of the assassination. They also said conspiracy theorists have misinterpreted and twisted the purpose of their Memphis mission. They watched for outbreaks of violence during the city's volatile garbage workers' strike, the agents said, and the information collected was used to decide whether to send armed troops to "We were never given any mission to keep King under surveillance. Never," said retired Col. Edward McBride, who oversaw the 111th Military Intelligence Group's Memphis operations. Newly declassified reports show at least four agents were in Memphis on April 4, 1968, when King was shot by a sniper while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Overall, the 11 1th sent as many as 10 undercover agents to Memphis after a March 28, 1968, riot that erupted during a protest march King led in support of striking workers, according to reports obtained by The Commercial Appeal under the Freedom of Information Act. tcwjrding," said British ambassador Leycester Cottman on Saturday. $rtfMcmr i terry Bradshaw took his lumps in the NFL. Now the excitable ex-quarterback is taking heat ; tor tumbling his pre-game 1 v analysis. The J 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers star was hurt by a TTT Today's forecast v TP V I ill. Tallahassee t ' :f7"" 6838 i " ! M i i 1 4 i 1 ' A -I critic who called him the buffoon of Fox NFL Sunday. "Look, I wish I talked good and looked good and could articulate better," Bradshaw said. "I stutter, I stammer, I scratch, and I do it all on live television. That's why I've never been able to watch myself, 'cause I embarrass myself." Bradshaw suffered another setback recently with the cancellation of his fledg- TODAY Partly cloudy and pleasant. High 74. Low 55. V r r, ST. LUCIE COUNTY 0(1)0 First Full Last New Dec. 7 Dec. 13 Dec. 21 Dec. 29 MON TUE WED Sunrise 6:52 a.m. 6:53 a.m. 6:53 a.m. Sunset 5:27 p.m. 5:27 p.m. 5:27 p.m. Moonrise8:05 a.m. 8:59 am. 9:51 a.m. Moonset 7:10 p.m. 8:06 p.m. 9:04 p.m. .( Orlando Tampa-, L . J, ' 7049J j ( 48 Fort Pierce I c, Q 7352 i j Fort Tuatday Mostly sunny and mild conditions. High 75. Low 54. Bradshaw Port n - f St. Lucie 1 "Mi- 7453 Okeechobee . , 7461 Fort Myer Lauderdale 7653 Wednesday Partly cloudy and pleasant conditions. High 78. Low 64. V Miami MARTIN COUNTY Indiantown 7553 659 3 SOLUNAR TABLES AM P M DAY MIN MAJ MIN MAJ Monday 5:50 6:16 12:03 Tuesday 6:47 12:34 7:14 1:01 Wednesday7:47 1:34 8:15 1:01 Fish and game seem to be more active at certain times during the lunar penod. The major periods last 1 12 to 2 hours after the time listed. Minor-periods are shorter. Stuart 1 7554," Through 8 p.m. at West Palm Beach TEMPERATURES High : 81" Low 69 Record High (1957) 87" Record Low (1966) 39 Surf temperature 75 RAINFALL Sunday 0.10" Month to date 3.26 Normal month to date 4.69" Year to date 56.39" Normal year to date 58.26" Lake Okeechobee water level : 15.42 ft.Average 14.70 ft. HEAT TIME TEMP INDEX WIND HUM 8pm 75 79 SE12 94 9pm 75 79 SE10 94 10pm 75 79 SE11 94 11pm 73 77 S9 100 Midnight 73 77 S6 100 lam 73 77 S5 100 2am 73 77 SW10100 3am 73 77 SW10100 4am 73 77 SW8 100 5am 73 77 SW10100 6am 73 77 SW10100 7am 73 77 SW8 100 8am 73 77 NW6 100 9am 73 77 NW6 100 10am 75 79 SW6 94 11am 77 80 SW18 82 Noon 77 80 SW6 82 lpm 78 82 SW8 79 2pm 69 63 Wll 100 3pm 71 69 NW6 100 4pm 71 71 SW3 100 5pm 73 77 W4 93 6pm 71 65 NW11100 7pm 69 64 NW9 97 '. . ling morning talk show, Home Team with Terry Bradshaw. The ex-Steeler has t no plans to try and change his personality, how- ever, "I can't help it," he said. "It's me. What are tyou gonna do about it? You can't change who ; yp'u are." i I Roles opening for African-Americans The way Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame J set 3 it, black actors have never had it better, j "It's a very exciting time for African-Americans t in Hollywood," Hudson said, noting that more black producers and directors ai e finding work, PALM BEACH COUNTY Jupiter Belle Glade 7656 7454' Wellington yVest 7656 Pairn Beach 0-50 Good. 51-100 Moderate., 201-300 Very Unhealthful,-301 Hazardous. POLLUTION INDEX: 18, good, caused by ozone. POLLEN INDEX: 4 on a scale of 0 1 to 201, which is low; it was ' caused by variety of trees. MOLDS: 2555. which is low. 24-hour air quality recording, 355-3962 too. Hudson plays a CIA agent hunting for the bumbling, nearsighted star of Mr. Magoo in the comedy set to open Christmas Day. Other credits include Congo and the HBO prison drama, 74SSj AREA SUNDAY TODAY Hi Lo Pep HI Lo Wea Cocoa Beach 79651.25 7248s Coral Springs na77na 7656pc Daytona 71680.11 7046s Fort Laud. 87720.30 7557pc Fort Myers 80690.86 7653pc Gainesville 71661.52 6941s Hollywood 86700.00 7658pc Homestead 1 86720.00 7658pc Jacksonville 73671.15 6840s Key West 84740.02 7766pc Lakeland 77660.21 7148s Melbourne 73700.08 7249s Miami Beach 86720.39 7659pc Naples 82700.25 7755pc Ocala 73660.82 7045s Orlando 70670.18 7148s Pensacola 66560.08 6842s Sarasota 76680.40 7350s Tallahassee 76610.14 6838s Tampa 70660.41 7049s Vero Beach 76710.16 7351s N. Florida Central Boynton Beach W 7456 f fj Delray Beach 4 if 7466 A Boca J 4 f Raton 1 f S. Florida Florida Keys Uz. tie hopes his Hollywood success will encourage others. "As an African-American man, I have a great sense of responsibility to my community," he said. "I see the doors opening up all the time. I see young African-American talent lhAking it big where just 10 years ago it might not have been possible." TODAY HI LoWea 68- 7138-45s 71-7546-53s 74-7652-61pc 76-7762-66pc Tuesday HI Lo Wsa 64-6736-44s 69- 7344-50s 74-7752-57s 7779594s Today's rating: 4, which is low. Burning will occur after the highlighted exposure. N. Florida Central S. Florida Florida Keys VERY UGH I UGH I MODHMTE LOW IVtHMAL ' UGHT 4to6 71085 10tol2 15ID20 30 " SWN miiules mrues mules mnutes mrues ' DARK lessthanao 30to40 50 id 60 75 to 90 2hours ' SKJN mrues mnutes mrues rrwutes FLORIDA LOTTERY , Saturday's I No. picked Winners TODAY HIGH LOW TUESDAY HIGH LOW TIDES Lotto Prize $26 mill. $1,379 $64.50 $4.50 All 6 5 of 6 4 of 6 3 of 6 1 403 20,560 381,459 Bvi'iiU's -3 TODAY Bogota 7847 Jerusalem 6352 Panama City 9366 Acapulco 9273 Bonn 4735 Johannesburg 7153 Paris 5341 Amsterdam 5036 Buenos Aires 7358 Karachi 8255 Port au Prince 8774 Ankara 4132 Calr 7556- Kingston 8976 Rio 8872 Athens 6452 Cancun 9066 Lima 7564 Riyadh 7456 Auckland 7557 Caracas 8365 Lisbon 6753 Rome 6344 Bangkok 9673 Dublin 5041 London 5443 San Juan 8973 Barbados 8875 Geneva 4937 Madrid 6043 Seoul 5035 Barcelona 6552 Guam "ana Manila 8870 Stockholm 3321 Beijing 4326 Havana 8873 Mexico City 7245 Sydney 7565 Beirut 7460 Helsinki 3425 Moscow 2713 Tel Aviv 7855 Belgrade 5235 Hong Kong 7768 Munich 4835 Tokyo 6952 Berlin 4531 Istanbul 5943 Nassau 8570 Vienna 4530 Bermuda 7559 Jakarta nana Oslo 3019 Warsaw 3728 SUNDAY HI Lo Pep 48140.00 31210.00 45190.00 34150.00 36250.00 32160.00 28180.00 28110.00 41150.00 39340.00 50420.08 27190.00 TODAY HI Lo Wea 3725pc 3019c 3422c 3122sf 3522sn 3122pc 3522pc 2920sn 3721c 3522pc 5439r 3417sn Calgary Charl'town Edmonton Fredericton Halifax Montreal Ottawa Quebec City Regina Toronto Vancouver Winnipeg a m. p.m. a.m. Palm Beach Inlet 8:46 8:49 2:37 Palm Beach Ocean 8:25 8:28 2:07 Jupiter Inlet 9:01 9:04 2:26 Boynton Inlet 10:12 10:15 4:34 Boca Raton Inlet 9:33 9:36 3:38 St. Lucie 8:16 8:19 2:11 Fort Pierce Inlet 8:37 8:40 2:11 FORECAST wind Lake Okeechobee NW St. Augustine to Jupiter Inlet NW Jupiter Inlet to Key Largo NW Key Largo to Dry Tortugas NW p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. 3:08 9:28 9:34 3:19 3:51 2:38 9:07 9:13 2:49 3:21 ' 2:57 9:43 9:49 3:08 3:40 5:05 10:54 11:00 5:16 5:48 4:09 10:15 10:21 4:20 4:52 2:42 8:58 9:04 2:53 3:25 2:42 9:19 9:25 2:53 3:25 SPEED SEA CONDITIONS 15-20 0-1 ft. Light chop 20-25 4-7 ft. Choppy 15-20 3 ft. Choppy 10-15 35 ft. Moderate chop Winning ticket sold LANTANA Next Jackpot $10 million 'Friday's I No. picked Winners Prize Y-Fantasy 5 I All 5 16 $20,530 l 110-1117- I 4 of 5 1,836 $29.50 j.' .22 I 3 of 5 35,822 $4.50 m Sunday's Cash 3 9-2-6 Play 4 3-1-1-5 Albany Albuquerque Anchorage Asheville Atlanta I-1008. (SOC for up to 5 minutes, see details below). Palm j BfcaCh Post ;.- ..ploytts will not give out winning numbers over I :he phone. Atlantic City The Palm Beach Post Austin Baltimore Billings Birmingham Bismarck A COX Newspaper Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Burlington MAIN OFFICE 2751 South Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405 WE RECYCLE For information on recycling in your area, call 930-2511, ext. 4511 Enter category 1080. The call is free. 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