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Friday, January 11, 1980
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Qos Angeles Stones J Paae 2-Port ' Inside The Times bureau's top public affairs position. (Part II, Page 1.) The Idea that Yalta imposed bonds on Russia is called silly, as is the idea of "moderates" in the Kremlin. (Part II, Editorial Section.) John Nobody to John Somebody: Colman McCarthy tracks an emerging candidate. (Part II, Editorial Section.) Abraham finds, too late, that he's out of place, but, at 90, where is there to go? (Part II, Editorial Section.) Arnold Palmer scored a hole in one but young Bob Proben tied Jerry Pate and Keith Fergus in first round of Bob Hope Golf. (Part III, Paget.) The Pillburgh Steelers are favored by 11 points to beat the Rams in Super Bowl XIV but they fear three Ram coaches, (Part III, Page 1.) In Business A federal agency approved the importation of major new supplies of natural gas from Canada to Southern California. (Part III, Page 14.) The slate's wineries have been encouraged to make better use of equipment by making high-proof alcohol for gasohol. (Part III, Page 14.) Most major oil firms announced increases of up to 6 cents a gallon on wholesale gasoline and home heating oil prices. (Part III, Page 14.) Stocks rose as institutions stepped up their buying. The Dow Jones industrial index finished the day up 8.87 at 858.96. (Part III, Page 15.) President Carter said he will ask Congress for an extra $2 billion for basic education and job training for poor youths. (Part I, Page 25.) In View "Breaking Away," a genuine sleeper, sports a riveting performance by Barbara Barric celebrating supportive motherhood. (Part IV, Page 1.) "The Plan of SI. Gall" is a three-volume, 1,062-word first edition detailing an ideal 9th-Ccntury monastic community. (Part IV, Page 1.) English singer Cliff Richards differs from many rock 'n' rollers since he's a devout Christian. (Part IV, Page 1.) Penne Laingen, wife of U.S. envoy Bruce Laingen held in Tehran, thanks the American people for expressions of support. (Part IV, Page 1.) Former state Son. Dennis Carpenter has been hired as a lobbyist to work for passage of the peripheral canal bill. (Part 1, Page 3.) Gov. Jerry Brown called for a "common agenda" to meet the needs of California in the 1980s in his State of the State address. (Part I, Page 3.) Government agencies and hospitals responded well to the 1979 Imperial Valley earthquake, a state study found. (Part I, Page 3.) Indira Gandhi was formally elected prime minister of India and was cheered wildly in a Parliament her party dominates. (Part I, Page 4.) A judge ordered the FBI to stop destroying its files until a court-approved procedure is set up for record destruction. (Part I, Page 5.) Republican presidential candidates John B. Connally and George Bush have declined Secret Service protection. (Part I, Page 6.) A GAO report says the Navy should reconsider its Florida Canyon hospital plan if it cannot obtain ownership of the site. (Part II, Page 1.) The ABC Is probing its San Diego office's handling of an application for a beer and wine license by an Escon-dido disco. (Part II, Page 1.) In Sports The San Diego Padres are prepared to trade pitcher Gaylord Perry to the Texas Rangers for first baseman Willie Montanez. ( Part III, Page 1. ) The agent in charge of San Diego's FBI office has been promoted to the A Chinese air show for Defense Secretary Harold Brown reflected the technology of the late 1950s. (Part I, Page 21.) News in Brief FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1980 Compiled from the Los Angelas Timet (he Lot Angeles Times-Washington Poll News Service end major wire and supplementary news agencies. THE WORLD Begin, Sadat Fail to Agree Four days of intensive talks came to an unsatisfactory end when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin failed to reach agreement on the thorny issue of Palestinian autonomy. Sadat told a news conference he had suggested that implementation of the "full autonomy" plan should begin first with the Gaza Strip and then the West Bank of the Jordan River. Begin appeared to have reservations but promised to bring the proposal before his Cabinet. The two plan to meet again on the issue, next time in Israel. Armed Corsican separatists who seized a hotel in the capital of Ajaccio to press for the release of sympathizers from police custody surrendered and freed about 20 hostages. Supporters of the separatists clashed with police in Ajaccio, and two civilians and one French riot policeman were killed in the latest unrest in a campaign for the island's independence from France. Twenty-nine Corsican political and labor groups had called for a general strike after the police refused to negotiate with the nationalists in the hotel. Ian Smith, Rhodesia's prime minister during 14 years of white minority rule, demanded that Britain's interim governor, Lord Soames, free the Rhodesian army to hunt guerrillas who he said are resisting the nation's cease-fire. Smith's party, the Rhodesian Front, had been silent until now on charges that significant incidents of violence had been committed by guerrillas of the Patriotic Front who have not reported to assembly areas. Smith asked for "a positive operation to stamp out intimidation . . ." Seven leftist groups with at least 75,000 members have joined forces to press their campaign against El Salvador's one-day-old junta, leftist Newsmakers sources said. The alliance is expected to spell further trouble for the new coalition of military officers and Christian Democratic Party members that was established to rule the divided nation. The leftist groups have a $45-million war chest gathered through kidnapings of Salvadoran and foreign businessmen. In its first ruling against thousands of alleged war criminals, a Nicara-guan civilian tribunal sentenced a suspected informer for deposed President Anastasio Somoza's regime to the maximum penalty of 30 years in prison for murder. Emilio Paez Bone, 45, had pleaded innocent to charges that he was a Somoza informer whose tips led to the executions of his coworkers. A record 290,000 people safely escaped the Communist-ruled Indochi-nesc nations of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam last year, the State Department reported. This is by far the highest annual figure for refugees arriving in what are called "first asylum nations" Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan since the Vietnam War ended in April, 1975. The 1979 figures do not include 700,000 to 900,-000 Cambodians in holding centers and border camps. The United States and Turkey signed a new defense pact, assuring the continued operation of five key American military bases and reducing a serious strain in relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. However, certain items are still to be negotiated, particularly the status and privileges of U.S. personnel at the bases. Negotiators hope to reach agreement within six weeks. No specific U.S. aid figure for Turkey is mentioned in the agreement, and congressional approval is not required. FIELD TRIP Shirley M. Hufsredler, the nation's first secretary of education, visits a chemistry class at Dunbar High School in Washington on her first visit to a school since taking office five weeks ago. After sitting in on various classes, Mrs. Hurstedler, a former Los Angeles judge, gave high marks to the modern, open-classroom school located in the inner city. Associated Press photo Cabby Says Cheese but He Isn't Smiling THE NATION Storm Sweeps Across Rockies and Plains outages and made driving hazardous throughout much of the state. He Is moving his family because the state has told him his house in Edgemont, S.D., is radioactive, Neal Brafford said. Edgemont, in the Black Hills, was the site of a uranium processing mill from 1956 to 1972. Brafford said he was told that radiation levels at his home "were high enough to cause harm and I should move my son out of his room in the basement immediately." He said he was told of the radioactivity by Vonni Kallemeyn of the state's Department of Water and Natural Resources. Kalleymeyn refused to discuss the situation. A. nuclear engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency said one site in Edgemont had radon levels of 0.6. Radon is a radioactive gas produced by uranium. A reading of 0.05 is considered a potential health hazard. A winter storm that crippled the Pacific Northwest blew into the. Rockies and Plains, dumping more than a foot of wind-whipped snow across Wyoming and forcing closure of the state's main east-west highway, Interstate 80, which was closed from the Nebraska line to the Utah border. A blizzard warning was issued for southern and central Wyoming and a heavy snow warning was posted for the eastern Rockies. Winds gusting up to 90 m.p.h. at Medicine Bow, Wyo., broke windows in cars and trucks. Howling winds and more than a foot of snow produced blizzard-like conditions in Idaho's Magic Valley and across eastern Idaho. Strong winds and ice triggered power Having reflected on 13 hours that are fixed forever in his memory bank, cab driver Ron Salma said he should have been on guard from the start. "I think the guy really meant well, but I should have known something was wrong with him. He was wearing purple tennis shoes." The Comfort Cab Co. of Bergen County, N.Y., dispatched Salma to pick up a fare at a hospital in Paramus. Out walked Murray Lipton, dressed in a long fur coat, khaki pants and wearing those tennis shoes. "It looked like a pretty good deal," said Salma, who usually takes in about' $50 a day. "He said he had to pick up some merchandise, make a few deliveries, and I'd make about $100 for the day." At a New York City warehouse, Lipton came back with a forklift loaded with 700 pounds of Edam cheese that he had signed for. "Don't worry," a cheese man told Salma, "he does this all the time." Lipton then directed Salma to stores around town, peddling the cheese. They didn't unload even a mouse's worth. So back they go to Paramus, where neither the hospital nor the police will take Lipton. The meter read $329.40. At $10 a case, Salma so far has sold 10 of the 19 boxes of cheese. Cab dispatcher Larry Schwartz said a few hours after the incident, Lipton called for a cab. He had 1,440 eggs to deliver. Salma's response could not be used. President Carter is about to nominate the first two blacks ever to serve as federal district judges in Alabama. One is former Alabama state Rep. Fred Gray, 49, of Tus-kegee. He was the attorney for Rosa Parks, who on Dec. 1, 1955, refused to step to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery and touched off a year-long bus boycott. Gray also represented Martin Luther King in the same civil rights action. The second is U. W. Clemon, 36, of Birmingham, a state senator. Comedian Jimmy Durante, 86, who suffered the first of a series of strokes in 1972, is being treated for pneumonitis at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. He was admitted Tuesday. A Paris court dismissed a charge that photographers had invaded the privacy of Princess Caroline of Monaco, but said the French magazine Photo had violated her exclusive rights concerning the use of her image. The court therefore ordered the magazine to pay Caroline $20,000 in damages for publishing topless pictures of her without permission. John Williams, the prolific jack-of-all-trades who wrote the scores for the movies "Star Wars" and "Jaws," is the new conductor of the Boston Pops, announced Ron Salma, his cab and the load of cheese Associated Press photo Thomas W. Morris, general manager of the Boston Symphony. "John brings a dynamic blend of conducting and composing talents to our orchestra," Morris said. He replaces Arthur Fiedler, who died last July at age 84. Williams, 47, has won three Academy awards and two Emmys. He also has written classical music, as well as the score for more than 50 films. Boston Symphony musicians, except the first players, make up the Boston Pops Orchestra. Seiji Ozawa, music director of the symphony, who has artistic control over the Pops, said Williams' appointment "marks the beginning of a new era for the Pops." Williams will rehearse the Pops in Boston on Jan. 21, the day before a Carnegie Hall performance by the orchestra, which then will tour the Midwest. By Jennings Parrott Moon Landrieu, secretary of housing and urban development, was confronted in Atlanta by about 200 protesters most of them elderly and black who complained about leaky roofs, crumbling walls, lack of security and improper inspection at federally funded rental units. They paraded with signs across a stage where Landrieu sat before addressing a residential consumer forum at the opening of a six-day commemoration of the 51st anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King. Later, Landrieu met with the protesters from Georgia and six other states for 45 minutes, took notes and agreed to investigate their complaints. Two gold miners stranded in the Alaskan wilderness when their kayak was crushed during a storm have been rescued after 18 days with no food. Roger Lewis, 31, and Denise Harris, 20, his fiancee, said they survived by wrapping a wolf Lewis shot around their feet for warmth. They shot their dog for food but were unable to bring themselves to eat the raw carcass. The two were picked up by a Coast Guard helicopter near Gore Point, 15 miles south of Anchorage, after a pilot spotted the SOS signal Lewis had made of spruce boughs in the snow. They were suffering from exhaustion and severe frostbite of their feet. "We were never into God before all of this," Lewis said. It's a miracle." The prospect of a long oil workers' strike loomed larger when a federal mediator recessed talks because of a lack of common ground between the two sides. On strike were 60,000 refinery employees of the Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. The 3-day-old walkout involves 415 contracts with about 100 oil companies. A spokesman for Gulf, which has been the industry leader in the negotiations, said the major problem remained the union demand for fully paid health care benefits. The strike has closed only five refineries. THE STATE University of California regents must disclose their financial holdings by April 1, a Superior Court judge ruled in San Francisco. The decision by Judge Byron Arnold came in the middle of the regents' court fight with the state Fair Political Practices Commission to keep from making the disclosures. Arnold granted the regents an injunction avoiding immediate disclosures, but he ruled the disclosures would have to be made in April, adding that the reports must include all property owned in California. The regents had sought to limit property disclosure to holdings within two miles of a UC campus. Sponsors of an initiative to abolish public education as it exists today said they will try again after failing to gather sufficient signatures to qualify the measure for the June ballot. John Hickey of Redwood City and Roger Canfield will have to collect 553,790 valid signatures by June 6 to qualify for the November ballot. The initiative would abolish public schools and allow children to seek their education wherever they wished, or forsake school altogether. A $2,000 tax-exempt stipend would be paid by the government for students who pass a national test each year. The measure is different from a voucher initiative by UC Berkeley law professor John Coons that also failed to make the ballot. THE SOUTHLAND A spokesman for American Airlines said one of its pilots reported a near-collision Tuesday with a helicopter near Lindbergh Field in San Diego. The spokesman said the incident occurred about noon as Flight 309 from Phoenix, with 44 persons on board, was making its descent. He said he did not know how close the Boeing 707 and the helicopter came to each other or if the pilot, Capt. Kenneth Allmond, had to take evasive action. There were no injuries. "The airplane was within a few minutes of the San Diego airport. It was at 6,000 feet and cleared to descend to 5,000 when the pilot reported a helicopter passed off to his right," the spokesman said. He said he thought the other aircraft was a military helicopter. Navy officials identified the two crewmen from Miramar Naval Air Station, presumed dead after their jet training plane disappeared at sea, as Lt. Cmdr. Gaylord S. Parrett and Ensign Dewayne G. Cousin. A Navy spokesman said memorial services are planned for the men, who were on a routine training mission in a TA-4J Skyhawk when the plane apparently crashed about 62 miles southwest of San Diego Wednesday morning. Parrett, 36, originally from St. Petersburg, Fla., is survived by a wife and two children living in San Diego. Cousin, 22, leaves a mother in his native Lawton, Okla. Two suspects were arrested by San Diego police in connection with the New Year's Day beating death of a 40-year-old Fresno woman. Police said Jannean Cooley, 19, and Gregory Reboca, 22, were arrested about L30 a.m. Thursday after police stopped the two in a late-model Cadillac belonging to the victim. Fresno authorities said the woman was beaten to death and her body thrown into a canal near Fresno. The two suspects were expected to be returned to Fresno today. Ku Klux Klan state director Tom Metzger said he will meet with Oceanside City Manager Bob Bourcier next week to negotiate conditions imposed in the city's approval for the klan to hold a March 15 rally in Landes Park Community Center. Metzger, a Fallbrook resident, said he objected to a condition that the city would not be held responsible for anything that happened at the rally. London insurance man David J. Springbett, 41, stepped off a jumbo jot at Los Angeles International Airport claiming a record time for circling the world on scheduled airlines. He began his 23,000-mile trek 45 hours earlier at LAX. He said he paid $8,500 for seats on eight aircraft, including a Concorde, but he stands to make a little money when he collects $10,000 on a bet he made in London. Springbett turned down a sip of champagne because he had to hurry to catch yet another flight back to London.' In his Los Angcles-to-Los Angeles jaunt, Springbett was challenging the old mark of 53 hours, 43 minutes set in 1978, according to the Guinness. Book of World Records. ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT Bills Would Limit State Smog Controls Less stringent federal vehicle smog standards would prevail over tough California standards under bills introduced in the Legislature. The bills introduced by Assemblyman Dan Boat-wright (D-Concord) and Sen. John Foran (D-San Francisco) would reduce the standards of the state Air Resources board, bringing them into conformity with national levels. Boatwright's would go into effect on this year's models and Foran's on next year's models. Environmental groups such as his own will closely watch the federal Department of Energy's long-range plans to dump radioactive waste in the Pacific Ocean, Christopher Du Pont Roosevelt, president of the Oceanic Society and grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said. Roosevelt told a Los Angeles press conference DOE is considering a proposal to dump wastes in the sea about 600 miles north of Hawaii in the late 1980s. Roosevelt warned the dumping could pose a hazard to marine life. Australia suffered a leak of radioactive material from a uranium mine in the 1950s, and details of the affair are still being kept secret, an Australian expert said. Dr. Charles Kerr of Sydney University, testifying before a Canadian commission studying uranium mining, said the leak occurred in connection with a U.S.British nuclear weapons program in Australia's Northwest Territory. Radioactive material leaked into surrounding water systems when a dam broke in the area, Kerr said. For the Record A story in the Dec. 5 editions of The Times about Pacific Homes retirement centers said that the Pacific and Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church was "spending about $1 million annually for legal defense" in connection with Pacific Homes litigation. The sentence should have said that the boards and agencies of the United Methodist Church were spending $1 million annually in such legal fees. The Pacific and Southwest Conference itself directly spent $363,000 for Pacific Homes legal defense in 1978 and $305,000 in 1979, according to conference treasurer John Kirkman. At its June, 1979, annual meeting, the conference earmarked $800,000 in its 1980 budget for "legal fees, possible solutions andor payments" in connection with the Pacific Homes bankruptcy proceedings.

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