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Orchestra Starts Statewide Tour iw ifiuiiv JUIII I UUi ... t . 7 Burlington Asking PSB to Give Nod t r.uu t pi . vs vmi? v nun Consumer Prices Climb .5 Percent uuring Mugust Page ID Page 4B us. 1 58th Year Serving Vermont No. 266 Saturday, September 22, 1984 Four News Sections 35 Cents Page 1 B Imk.MJ 5 ffitrlingt Bush Aide Flip Flops On Texts By TERENCE HUNT Th Attocia?d Pratt After Vice President George Bush and his aides woke up Friday to a Burlington Free Press front-page headline that read, "Bush Booed Into Changing His Speech," his press secretary decided to take action. He announced that he no longer would give reporters advance copies of the vice president's speeches. The new policy was revoked six hours later. "I think I just changed my mind on it," press secretary Peter Teeley said in Maine. "You guys can't take a joke. Teeley had said earlier that he was irritated by news accounts that Bush shortened his speech Thursday in Brattleboro when confronted with dozens of noisy hecklers advocating a nuclear freeze and criticizing the Reagan administration's foreign policy. "You'll have to have your tape recorders going and your pencils moving fast," he said. The policy reversal was announced as Bush's motorcade drove into Portland, Maine, with Teeley riding in a staff car and the press riding on a chartered bus. "There's been a bulletin from the lead car," said Bush press aide Alixe Glen. "Press secretary Peter Teeley has collapsed under press pressure. Texts will resume Monday." Reporters had been given an advance text of the speech in Brattleboro, as they have with most of the vice president's remarks during the campaign. Faced with chanting from the demonstrators and a faulty public address system which made his remarks barely audible, Bush shortened his remarks considerably, Torn to REPORTS, 4A Settled: GM and Auto Workers Agree on 3-Year Pact DETROIT (AP) - Picket lines began coming down at General Motors Corp. plants Friday after the company and the United Auto Workers tentatively agreed on a three-year contract that sources said gives money and retraining for displaced workers and a pay raise of more than 7 percent. The agreement was announced at 2:10 a.m. EDT, following six days of crippling spot strikes against the nation's largest carmaker, which had prompted layoffs both at GM and in related industries. UAW President Owen Bieber, emerging tired from a 16't -hour bargaining session, called the pact "historic" because of its novel job security guarantees. Chief CM bargainer Alfred Coal Miners' WASHINGTON (AP) - United Mine Workers President Richard Trumka hailed a tentative coal contract settlement Friday as containing "not a single concession" and moved immediately to mobilize support for the pact. Eight hours after he and fellow union negotiators achieved a contract agreement with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association, an umbrella group representing 32 major coal companies, Trumka was greeted with a standing ovauon as he nuiveu to brief fellow UMW leaders on the contract. In keeping with a strict news blackout imposed on union officials by Trumka during the contract negotiations, the UMW withheld information on the contents of the agreement reached In the predawn hours Friday. A union source said the proposed contract, which would last 40 months, would provide miners with a net, modest 10.2 percent pay raise over the life of the pact rr 4p. Rescue workers clear debris from the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut. Democrats Mount Criticism; Embassy Security Defended By GEORGE GEDDA Th Auoctatd PVets WASHINGTON (AP) - With leading Democrats criticizing security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in Beirut, the Reagan administration said Friday it has taken "every step possible" to ensure the safety of Americans in the Lebanese capital. John Hughes, State Department spokesman, said the move of U.S Embassy operations from west to east Beirut two months ago was done because officials calculated that the latter location was less hazardous even though adequate security measures were not in place. All security measures outside the Warren called it a "win-win situation" for both sides that will make GM more competitive. The union and GM said they would keep the accord secret until the union convenes its 300-mem-ber GM Council next Wednesday in St. Louis. Sources who spoke on condition they not be identified said the pact, which covers 350,000 hourly employees, provides money and retraining for workers displaced if GM farms out work overseas or to non-union shops, improves pensions and provides a pay raise of more than 7 percent over three years. The union said the job security guarantees will be in force for six Trn to UAW, 7 A Talks End or an additional $1.40 an hour. That means a top-scale miner now getting $14 17 an hour would move to a $15.57 hourly rate by the time the contract has expired. The miner's daily pay would rise from $113 to $124. The source, citing the union's self-imposed prohibition on public statements about the contract, declined to be identified publicly. This source also disclosed these key provisions of the pro- nnwd iwtct1 UMW members would get greater protection against the loss of jobs resulting from any move by a unionized coal company to subcontract work or lease its property to another concern. The laid-off union member would get first shot at a job opening at the subcontracting or leasing company, but that firm would not be required to unionize. The new pact contains increases for pensioners under two Turn to COAL, 7A .. , fun v. t:-.: lilt' new location had been completed except for the installation of a steel beam designed to control traffic flows into the embassy compound, he said. Hughes said work had almost been completed on that project when a terrorist bombing Thursday killed two Americans and at least seven other people. "I assume the steel bar would have played a role" in preventing the attack from taking place, he said. As Hughes spoke. Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale said there was "a serious failure of security" at the embassy. He added that the administration had Jay Killings Called 'Cold - By MARK JOHNSON FrM Pr.il Staff WriW JAY Police spent Friday looking for clues in the double homicide of a couple found shot to death in their chalet Thursday afternoon. Vermont State Police Cpl. Peter Johnson caid no arrests have been made nor was any motive deter mined in the deaths of Roland Hanel, 49, and his wife Maram, 32, described by townspeople Friday as a friendly, athletic couple who in gen eral kept to themselves. Residents in the tiny town of 300 located less than 15 miles from the Canadian border reacted with sur prise to what Orleans County State's Attorney Philip White called a "coldblooded killing." Investigators spent Friday interviewing neighbors and acquaintances while the Vermont medical examiner's office conducted autopsies. Police said the couple was shot numerous times and speculated the two had been dead for several days when found by a friend Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Until a suspect is apprehended, police said, they will not detail the type of gun, the number of shots fired or where the victims were struck. They did say that no weapon has been recovered. White said Mr. Hanel was found in the living room and his wife in the kitchen. A witness told police the couple had been seen the night of Sept. 14, Johnson said. He discounted a report from a Troy gas station attendant, who told authorities and a reporter that she sold the couple some diesel fuel Wednesday evening, saying the condition of the bodies made that sighting impossible. Dr. Paul Bosco, a close friend, said Mrs. Hanel missed a dentist annointmmt hi wk and said he had not seen the couple for almost two weeks. "I've lost two good friends," he said. Friends said Mr. Hanel, a German native, had lived in the chalet since 1969 and moved in permanently after marrying Maram, his second wife, in 1981. The Hanels were avid tennis players and skiers, and often were seen picking their own straw-berrys or working around the chalet that Mr. Hanel built himself. "Roland was the type of guy who would ride his bike or jog if he had to go to the store and never use bis ) 1 2v.., '.r - ' . i t IT i Th AuociotwJ Pratt "failed to respond properly" to repeated threats of an attack. House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, D-Mass., said it was an "abso-lute disgrace" that the administration failed to provide better security. Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-IU., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he has ordered an investigation to determine "if all necessary precautions were taken." Hughes said about 75 per cent of the security trappings had been completed prior to the attack. Concrete Turn to SECURITY, 7A 1 I 41 t f Fir . m umAh m - " . i it i i i II ' . ' ... r The bodies of Roland Hanel and his wife Maram were found Thursday afternoon in this chalet in Jay, which Mr. Hanel built car," said Steven Lucier, who lives next door to the Hanel home, located less than a mile from downtown. Lucier said he last saw Mr. Hanel Sunday. Few full-time residents live near the Hanel home. Most of the half-dozen nearby chalets are frequented only on weekends. Except for an imposing fence separating the Hanels' home from one owned by Evelyn Bryant, who police confirmed has bad a long-standing "boundary dispute ' witn Mr. ttanei, tne scene is one of idyllic isolation. A trout pond Mr. Hanel dug lies between the chalet he used when single and working as a part-time ski instructor at Jay Peak and a newer chalet where he lived with his wife. The newer home was where they were found Thursday Lucier and other residents said Mr. Hanel sold out of a Montreal plastics company three years ago and lived off interest and rental payments. The couple rented the older chalet, as well as a portion of their house, but police said there Bombing Toll Still in Doubt By FAROIK NASSAR Th. Aitoootad Pratt BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Americans removing classified documents from the shattered remnants of the U.S. Embassy annex Friday found the body of a Lebanese woman, but there was no final word on how many people died in a suicide bomb attack. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Richard Murphy arrived in Beirut Friday night for an investigation of the third suicide bombing attack against U.S. soldiers and diplomats in the past 18 months. The death toll including two Americans stood at nine or 13, according to conflicting reports Earlier Friday, embassy officials said the search for victims was complete and that rescue workers had recovered all the bodies they would be able to find. Americans working at the annex found the woman's body in the late afternoon, however. They placed it in a green vinyl bag and turned it over to Lebanese civil defense workers waiting in an ambulance. The ambulance driver identified the dead woman as Nayla Saoud. Thursday, the suicide terrorist drove his explosives-packed van through concrete barricades and volleys of gunfire to within 20 feet of the annex, where it exploded. An anonymous caller said Islamic Holy War, an underground Shnte Moslem extremist group, was responsible for the bombing That group also claimed responsibility lor the bombings in 1983 of the U S Embassy in Beirut and U S Marine and French paratroop command posts. However, Hussein Musawi. an extremist Shiite named by Western were no current rentors "He told me if he played it right, he could make it on what he had," said Lucier. Townspeople said it was not unusual that gunshots apparently were not noticed because hunters frequent the area and bear season has just started. "I hear guns all day long." said James Loux. "It's bear season, so you wouldn't think it was anything Loux, who recalled helping Mr. Hanel extricate a trapped truck driver last winter, said the homicides were disturbing particularly after an escaped convict was found in Jay just a few months ago. In the winter, residents said Mr. Hanel went to Florida, where he ran a charter-cruising boat. Richard Vanderveer and his wife, Ronnie, who presided at the couple's marriage in the chalet three years ago, run the country store. They described the couple as "just very Turn to CLUES, 4A !r"-r--i r Vi i 1 iLiMt' iii 1m. 1 BARTHOLOMEW intelligence sources as a leader of Islamic Holy War issued a statement in the east Lebanese city of Baalbek disclaiming any involvement Before the latest body was found, a check by The Associated Press of six hospitals indicated eight people were killed and 47 Americans and Lebanese were wounded Lebanese military investigator EUas Mousa had said hospital and coroners' reports indicated 12 people had died Lebanese police Thursday had reported 23 people killed and Lebanese state radio had reported the possibility that as many at 40 died in the blast. Lebanese officials said that there was confusion because of the large number of rescue teams at the embassy building and because victims were taken to seven different hospitals U S Ambassador Reginald Bar-Turn to AMBASSADOR, 7 A Blooded' I u it J 1 1 frM Pri, Photo by MARK JOHNSON himself. Police, who spent Friday seeking clues, said no motive had been determined for the homicides. CONSIDERABLE SUNSHINE today, with highs about 70. Fair and mild tonight, with lows in the 50s Page 2A BASEBALL YANKEES 5 DETROIT 3 ROSTrKJ 8 M'T,MOP.E 0 NY METS6 MONTREAL 2 CLASSIFIED 4C COMICSTV 5D DEATHS 2B LIVING ID LOCALSTATE IB MONEY 4B MOVIES 2D NATION.... 2A OPINION 8A SPORTS 1C WORLD 6A

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