Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on May 6, 1982 · Page 1
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Rochester, New York
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Thursday, May 6, 1982
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TDUnSDAY'S SUimiSE Charged with gas theft A city employee is accused of selling 846 gallons of city gasoline for 50 cents a gallon. 1B. Lunch with the boss When Pardee elementary students are called to the principal's office it may just be for lunch. 1B Pitching for No. 300 Gaylord Perry goes after 300th win tonight. 1D 0 THURSDAY, MAY 6, 1982 snoi'JEns HIGH 75 TO 80 DETAILS ON PAGE 2A TODAY Roof collapses, woman killed Associated Press 1 . LAWTON, Okla. A section of a supermarket roof collapsed under the weight of rainwater last night, killing one woman and critically injuring another as thunderstorms flooded streets in southern Oklahoma, officials said. "Water went to pouring in all over," said Bernice Noble, an assistant manager at the Humpty Dumpty supermarket. Officials said the roof over about one-third of the store fell in at about 6:20 p.m. 7 dead in plane crash Associated Press CHARLOTTE, Texas A twin-engine airplane carrying seven people exploded in mid-air, crashed and burned yesterday, killing all pn board, authorities said. "There are seven bodies. They just took them out of the wreckage," Deputy Leonard Lozano of the Atascosa County sheriffs department said last night. He said some witnesses said they say the plane explode in the air. Lozano said the Beechcraft BE-90 King Air apparently took off from Laredo about 2 p.m. and crashed some 90 minutes later about five miles south of Charlotte, 40 miles south of San Antonio. The charter flight was bound for San Antonio. Double trouble for towboat Associated Press HANNIBAL, Mo. A towboat that knocked the center span of a railroad bridge into the Mississippi River on Monday was involved in a similar mishap a day earlier, officials said yesterday. D.H. Gill, superintendent of the Santa Fe Railroad's office in Fort Madison, Iowa, said one of the towboat 's dozen barges caused minor damage when it struck into the center span of a pivoting railroad bridge at Fort Madison on Sunday. The same towboat, the Northern King, operated by the same pilot, toppled the center span of a Norfolk and Western Railroad bridge near Hannibal on Monday after one of the towboat 's three engines failed. The river was closed to traffic for about nine hours because of the accident. No home to come home to United Press International PERTH, Australia When Ray Marin-ko came home from vacation he found no home to come to. His house had been stolen. The three-bedroom, timber house in the Perth suburb of Doubleview vanished after Marinko left in October for a vacation in Sydney. Marinko, a former football player, told police today he was reporting a stolen house conservatively valued at $12,000. He said he returned from Sydney to find "just a hole in the ground" instead of his house. Americans down to earth United Press International FARMINGTON, Conn.. An international machinery firm has made some tongue-in-cheek conclusions based on what color cars workers drive: Italians are sober moderates while the British are bold and adventurous. The Emhart Corp. had executives in its plants around the world survey parking lots and decided employees in socialist Sweden are becoming class conscious, Americans are down to earth and the Japanese live up to their reputation as sober conformists. Gray, silver and light green translated to moderation; dark blue and black reflected "a touch of class;" and earth tones, light blue, green and gold revealed practicality. Accused of killing heiress United Press International STUART, Fla. Four unemployed fruit pickers have been charged in last week's abduction and murder of teen-age Evinrude heiress Frances Julia Slater, police said yesterday. 1HSIDE BRIDGE 13C 16A EDITORIALS BUSINESS 12D 7B HELP! COLUMNISTS 3C 4C MOVIES COMICS 13C 13C PUZZLES CLASSIFIED 7C 1D SPORTS DEATHS 6C 2C TELEVISION 150th year Published by Gannett Co. Inc. Rejects U.S. role; British, Haig meet New York Times, Associated Press, ' United Press International and Baltimore Sun Argentina last night declared it was willing to resume peace talks through the United Nations to end the Falkland Islands war with Britain. But it rejected any further U.S. role in mediation of the crisis. Argentine delegate to the U.N. Jorge Herrera Vegas said it would be "difficult" for Secretary of State Alexander Haig "to be an honest broker" now that the U.S. had "sided openly" with Britain and imposed The $6.5-million, 3,100-foot long Viper Viper's ride Monster roller coaster debuts at Darien Lake By Joe Dowd Democrat and Chronicle DARIEN CENTER First came the 126-foot climb to the top. Then the 75-foot plunge at 50 miles an hour into a vertical loop, the straightaway into a second loop and a third, the 62-foot incline, the dive through a darkened tunnel and a hair-raising final turn. Paul Ruben of Penfield climbed out of his seat on the Viper Darien Lake Fun Country's new $6.5-million, 3,100-foot long roller coaster and pronounced judgment: "An incredible two-minute ride. I felt myself exhilarated and then disoriented, and finally sick," he said with satisfaction. Throwin' for a loss ' - J? nfiTnii iiiTiTrT 1 ll ll 'i rifi-----'--: " J - ... a.....- -- This Red Wings play worked. Tim Derryberry breaks up Toledo shortstop Rod Booker's relay to first, wiping out a double play. But Wings lost 4-3. Story 1D - y -) I o amp ROCHESTER. NEW YORK sanctions on Argentina. Britain earlier expressed favor for American involvement and replied to a joint U.S.Peru peace plan in a meeting with Haig in Washington. It did not, however, rule out talks through the U.N. The two peace efforts were reported to be "overlapping" and the renewed interest in negotiation was the strongest indication of a potential diplomatic breakthrough in the month-long dispute over the South Atlantic islands, which Argentina seized April 2. In a communique issued at 10 p.m. EDT, the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires said "Argentina accepts" the "intervention of the United Nations at this time" as "the most TURN TO PAGE 9A offers what one rider described as 'an incredible two-minute ride' like 'torture at 50 mph' Ruben, a 45-year-old optical engineer at Eastman Kodak Co., was one of about 75 roller-coaster enthusiasts who attended yesterday's invitation-only first run of the Viper, which Darien Lake is banking on to add as many as 200,000 visitors to the theme park this season. The black monster, built by Arrow Huss Inc. of California, seats 28 riders in each of three trains, which a computer dispatches at timed intervals. A maximum of 2,240 passengers can ride each hour. Safety devices are built in to stop the trains in their tracks if there's any delay or if a car isn't operating. If yesterday's critics Rochester members of the Western New York Coaster Club are any indication, the Viper should satisfy the most die-hard thrill seeker. Com Higty Democrat and Chronicle Celtics, Spurs win playoffs Boston beat Washington 131-126 in double overtime to advance to the NBA's Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics will play either Philadelphia or Milwaukee. San Antonio beat Seattle 109-103. Story 1D Baseball Chicago 4 Toronto 1 Minnesota 3 Boston 2 Battlefront calm; Sheffield afloat United Press International and New York Times There was apparent calm on the battle front yesterday. Despite some rumors of engagements, both sides said they knew of no fighting. Yesterday the burned-out hulk of the HMS Sheffield remained afloat and was inspected by naval personnel. Military sources in London said the remains of the ship would probably be sunk by British vessels. Senior British officials told journalists not to expect any major retaliation such as bombing of the Argentine mainland or a "This coaster is excellent, just A-l," said Gary Stape, 31. "It's the combination of the vertical loop, boomerang and cork screw that does it." The boomerang, said by Darien Lake officials to be one of only two in existence, turns passengers upside down twice before they are hurled into the corkscrew. The corkscrew works like it sounds, twisting passengers along two 360-degree spiral elements. "It's torture at 50 miles an hour," said Dave DzLngielewski, 26. "Some coasters when you finish the ride, you yawn. This is not one of them." Like Ruben, Dziengielewski says he spends most of his vacations traveling to amusement parks to ride coasters. TURN TO PAGE 3A Spending freeze proposed GOP, Reagan also plan to slash Social Security United Press International and Associated Press WASHINGTON Senate Republicans, with the support of President Reagan, last night tentatively approved a budget plan that would freeze most non-defense spending for three years and slash the cost of Social Security by $40 billion. The Senate Budget Committee, in a party line vote, approved the plan, 11-9. It was endorsed by the president and presented by chairman Pete Domenici, R-N.M. The plan is still subject to amendment by the committee. It would freeze non-defense discretionary spending for the next three years at 1983 levels, freeze cost-of-living increases for federal pensions, veterans benefits and unemployment compensation for one year, and raise $95 billion in new tax revenue during the 1983-85 period. Domenici presented the plan a couple of hours after the committee unanimously rejected the 1983 budget proposal that Reagan submitted to Congress in February. The new plan was devised in a meeting Houston 8 Cincinnati 7 25 CENTS Mis INSIDE On Page 9A: The sole American Kodak employee had in Buenos Aires, Is sent home. On Page 11 A: What kind of future does a navy have in an era of missiles and torpedoes? Argentina has a modern arsenal and the best of it is from the U.S. On Page 12A; The British know this war is real. A brief look at the crisis. major invasion of the islands for the loss of the destroyer. At the same time, they TURN TO PAGE 9A Kodak's wish list Pins hopes on Disc, economy, babies By Phil Ebersole Democrat and Chronicle Business Eastman Kodak Co. is pinning its hopes for a good year on three things: an end to the recession, the Disc camera and other new products, and babies. Company officials told about 2,000 stockholders yesterday at its annual meeting that although sales and profits dropped during KODAK NOTEBOOK 12D the first quarter of this year and are expected to be fiat through the summer and fall, Kodak is hoping the U.S. economy will recover from the current recession by the Christmas season. Christmas is the peak time of the year for picture-taking. If the economic recovery is under way by then, Kodak should end the year on a "positive note," Walter A. Fallon, chairman and chief executive officer, said. Another reason for optimism, he said, is the rising U.S. birth rate, with more than 4 million new babies expected in 1985. People take more pictures of babies than of anything else, he noted. Colby H. Chandler, president and chief . operating officer, said that nearly 1,100 independent photo labs, including 350 in the United States and Canada, have ordered finishing equipment to process film for Kodak's new Disc systems. Dealer orders are higher than expected for the Disc cameras and for Kodamatic instant cameras, he said. The "quick and enthusiastic" response to disc photography by dealers and professional picture developers means millions of Disc cameras should be in use by the end of the Christmas season, he said. The cameras are on sale already. "We think this is going to be our most successful camera product of all of them," Fallon said at a press conference after the meeting. Chandler said Kodak's fastest-growing product line is the high-volume Ektaprint copier. He said sales should increase 15 percent a year for the next few years. Fallon and Chandler were the main TURN TO PAGE 3A late yesterday afternoon between Domenici, Senate Republican leader Howard Baker of Tennessee, budget director David Stockman and White House chief of staff James Baker. In announcing the agreement, Domenici told the committee: "I just spoke with the president. He said, 'I hope you can pass it. I'm for it. I'll do anything possible to see that it becomes law.' " Domenici said his plan would produce deficits of $105 billion in 1983, $70 billion in 1984 and $42 billion in 1985. "What you're proposing here is to cut Social Security benefits," charged Sen. Donald Riegle, D-Mich.. Domenici, who at first agreed the savings would be made through spending reductions, explained later that it would be up to the Senate Finance Committee to decide whether to cut spending or raise revenue to achieve the savings. Earlier in the day, the 22-member panel TURN TO PAGE 3A

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