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February 22, 1980

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Wednesday, June 12,1985 Vol. 81—No. 248 The vice president of the United States is 61 years old today — quick now, what's his name? "Answer tomorrow. Chief Tommy Hawk has all the answers today about the weather and it looks cool and soggy. There's a 70 percent chance of showers and a few thunderstorms tonight with a low in the upper 40s v and winds out of the Northwest at 10-20 mph. Thursday wfll be variably cloudy and continued cool with scattered showers and possibly a morning thunderstorm. The high tomorrow will be around 60 and the chance of rain is 50-50. rSkies will be partly sunny Friday with highs in the 60s. Showers are possible Saturday with rain ending on Sunday. Highs over the weekend will be in the 70s. ' .. . ' Dam licenses Who gets the billions of dollars worth of nearly free electricity fronL the nation's 720 hydroelectric dams is. drawing Congress again into the half-century-old battle between privately owned and public utilities. Story on page 8. AAOVE hearings The commission named by Mayor W. Wilson Goode to investigate the Qre that killed .11 people and gutted a neighborhood when police tried to evict the radical group MOVE 'today opens public;, hearings into why and how the catastrophe occurred.'Details -onpageil?. t _ . ..,...;' .;.- ;-:- :: v : , to snuff Arpanet'of government scientists is preparing a comprehensive report <>n whether chewing tobacco and snuff are health hazards, a decision likely to influence the decision of whether warning labels should be required on the increasingly popular products. See page 30. Spy case As soon as John A. Walker Jr. was arrested in suburban Rockville, Md., and charged with espionage, the Navy began its detective work, trying to answer the question, "How much were we hurt?" Details on page 6. CCC memories Time hangs like summer mist in Poe Valley. The young men who carved a state park from this lovely, wild-place in the mountains south of Coburn are white-haired grandfathers now. But on Sunday, when some of them return to-this place for their annual reunion, the boys of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp S- 63, Company 1333, will be boys again — if only for a day. See story on page 14. Big soybean crop The latest outlook report by the Agriculture Department shows that soybean farmers may see the lowest prices in a decade during the 1985-86 marketing year. See Farm Scene story on page 12. Obituaries on page 33 GULA, Susie, 73, 48 Pine St., Heilwood Calendar 27 Classifieds ; 34-38 DearAbby 19 Entertainment 26 Family ••• 18 Lottery Numbers .-. 4 Regional 9,13 Sports -/. 21-25 Stocks 4 TV-Comics 39 Viewpoint 2 Weather..... 8 'You can observe a lot just by watching." — Yogi Berra. 40 Pages — 4 Sections %3)tthtsrc* f ^^*s Sections X^. Copyright® 1985 Indiana Printing and Publishing Com) Twenty-Five Cents Hijackers blow up jet, sky marshals CROSSED UP —Four-year-old Scon Zierlyn of Wyoming, a Grand -Rapids, Mich., suburb, gets a 'little crossed up while trying to down a chocolate ice cream cone at a downtown festival this past weekend. (AP Laserphoto) BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Hijackers of a Jordanian airliner today released 66 passengers and crew, including two Americans, then blew up the plane with eight Jordanian sky marshals aboard, officials reported. "The marshals were blown up inside the plane. Their bodies are in pieces. We couldn't get to them," said a Lebanese Red Cross official, who watched as three explosions ripped the plane apart. An airport official who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed the report, adding that the hijackers "disappeared.' However, the pilot of the hijacked airliner, Capt. Ulf Sultan, a Swede, told The Associated Press that the hijackers fled the plane with the sky' marshals as hostages before it was blown up. "We have been assured by the hijackers that they are safe," he said. The hijackers raked the plane with automatic weapons fire, then a series of explosions rocked the Boeing 727 and set it on fire as it stood on the airport runway, witnesses said. Soon after the explosions, the plane's fuel tanks caught fire and the it broke up into burning sections of twisted metal. Only its tail, bearing the crown of King Hussein's Hashemite dynasty, remained intact. The plane was hijacked in Beirut on Tuesday, stopped in Cyprus, tried twice to land in Tunisia, refueled in Sicily, returned to Beirut, attempted to fly to Syria and then came back to Beirut Tuesday night. The hijackers, identified by Sultan as Smite Moslems of Lebanon's Amal militia, were demanding that all Palestinian guerrillas leave Beirut for Tunisia where Yasser Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization has its headquarters. Various reports put the number of hijackers at four or six. Nine crew members and 48 passengers reportedly held hostage were evacuated just before the explosion and gunfire. Nine passengers were released earlier at the Beirut airport. "The crew and passengers are safe," said Munib Toukan, vice president of Royal Jordanian Airlines, in the Jordanian capital Amman. Later, asked if the security men had been killed, he said, "I don't know." Teams of armed security guards have flown on all Alia flights since the airline's offices in Athens, Rome and Vienna were bombed last March. The explosions came nine minutes after the hijackers' 2 p.m. (7 a.m. EDT) deadline for blowing up the jetliner if Chedli Klibi, secretary- general of the 21-member Arab League, did not appear to negotiate with them. Shortly before the blasts, the hijackers demanded that a bus be brought up to the plane. An airport official, who spoke on condition he not be identified, said a bus was sent out to the jet, which was parked about 100 yards from the middle of the tarmac at the Beirut airport. ~At one point, the hijackers opened fire at two Shiite Moslem militiamen who drove a ieep to within about 25 yards of the plane. No one was hurt. It was not clear why they tried to drive up to the plane. The hijackers had set a 2 p.m. deadline to begin killing passengers. Later they had threatened to blow up the plane with themselves and the hostages aboard if Klibi did not leave Tunis, 'Tunisia, within an hour to meet with them. The deadline passed, without incident as officials in the Beirut control tower told the hijackers they were working on the demand. Arab League officials in Tunis said Tuesday that Klibi was out of the country, but did not say where. They said Klibi had been in contact today with the Lebanese government about the situation before the plane was blown up. Leaders of the Shiite Moslem Arnal militia were key figures in negotiations with the hijackers after their return to Beirut. At least one Amal official was seen entering the plane on the Beirut airport runway. Sewer issue clogs developments By JIM PANE Gazette Staff Writer . Two proposed" residential developments in White Township could be delayed indefinitely because of a state moratorium, on se\ver extensions, but a top township official hopes the nan will be lifted soon The township planning commission Tuesday gave final approval to site pBuis for Barclay-Heights Court, a ; 36-unit ttfwnhouse project on Barclay Road, and Sylvan Glen- Apartments, a 21-unit project on East Oak Street. Although both developers have satisfied all the local requirements, construction on the projects cannot begin until a township-wide sewer moratorium is lifted,5»y the state Department of Environmental Resources The DE 1 ? ordsr.has- restncted .extensions o?_sam1ary sewer mains until the* 1 township's * sewerage policies and enforcement procedures are updated; According to township manager Ford Buterbaugh, however, a newly revised;plan was submitted to Harrisburg this month for review. He is hoping approval will follow soon. Revisions to an original 15-year program were needed after DER shortened the deadline for completion by eightyears td July 1988. Un- der'the new plan, the township will concentrate on areas where sewer infiltration has been a problem, including the vicinity of ShadoWeod Village. Meanwhile, the township planners also approved two proposed industrial projects, which would qualify for temporary tax abatement under the recently approved PROSPER ordinance. R.D. McNaughton was given approval to revise the layout of the McNaughton Industrial Park on Airport Road to make room for a construction project by -K&K Minesl Included was the merger of three lots into one, .the revision of an adjoining lot and the straighten- ingofastjcgfit. J K&R; which^prociuces equipment— for mining and other industries, plans to close a leased •/plant in Indiana RD 6 and replace it with a new facility in the McNaughton park. Also approved was a minor subdivision on Houte 286 west, where Elkin Manufacturing is taking a portion of the University Volks- _ wagen property and attaching it to the former Eleanor G. Fowles lot for an expansion project. The Elkin project involves a manufacturing facility for- : mobile concrete mixing: Under PROSPER, new or expanding" businesses qualify for a - five-year abatement- of pVoperry taxes^- Existing tax rates would be unchanged. : In other, business Tuesday, the planners approved; minor subdivisions of properties ..owned by How-, ard E. Burkett on Lutz School Road and Fred Brown of Route 422 west. A request for a minor subdivision by John Dropcho of Indian Springs Road was tabled until further information is received. Nazi hunters vow to continue search for 'Angel of Death 7 FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) — U.S. and West German investigators said today they would continue the search for Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele, despite a statement from Mengele!s family that he drowned in Brazil. The Mengele family has given prosecutors no proof of their announcement on that Mengele died in 1979, said Hans-Eberhard Klein, the * chief West. German prosecutor in charge of the case, at a news conference. "There's a certain degree of probability that Mengele could have died in Brazil," Klein said. "But the case will only be closed for us when it is certain that he is dead..." Mengele's son, Rolf, said Tuesday that he is certain a corpse unearthed near Sao Paulo, Brazil, is his father. Known as "Angel of Death," Josef Mengele is blamed for the killings of 400,000 Jews during World War II. "As long as it is not certain that the corpse that was exhumed in Embu (Brazil) is Josef Mengele's, the worldwide investigation will continue," Klein said. Three U.S. Marshals from Washington who arrived iiTTFrankfurt today to work with Klein on the case also said the search for the most- wanted Nazi fugutive would go on. "Everything that has been started (in the probe) continues," U.S. Marshal Howard Safir told The Associated PressJsraeli, West German and Fresh Zucchini, Yarnick's Farm Market, Rustic Lodge. Stick that sticker — then listen to win in STEREO 1160's $11,000 cash and prize giveaway! Quilting Class June 18, 9:30 a.m., June 20, 6:30 p.m. Harriet's Quilt Shop, 4654990. Brown Hotel, Gourmet Meals, Chef Specialty, Beef A La Duetch. Reservations Preferred. June Clearance Sale at Mabon's Country Store, 419 Phila. St. American investigators met- in Frankfurt last month to coordinate their search. Israelis investigating Nazi war crimes said Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Israel, that they did not believe Rolf Mengele' statement and would continue to search for his father. They said the report may be an attempt to end public interest in the family and take pressure off Mengele because of a $1 million reward Israel offered for information leading to his capture. Klein said Mengele's relatives, who for years have refused to-talk to authorities, have given prosecutors only one piece of paper — the same printed statement that they delivered to reporters in Munich Tuesday. "I have received no (other) documents from the family," Klein said. He added, however, that he hoped to be in touch with the family "this See Page 4; Column 3 Turnpike expansion bill passes HARRISBURG (AP) — A House- passed plan to reorganize the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and break a deadlock over a $4.5 billion turnpike expansion proposal was labeled a "ridiculous proposal" by a top GOP senator. The House on Tuesday voted 10496 to add the reorganization plan to a turnpike expansion bill, which was then passed by the chamber and sent to the Senate by a 169-30 margin. Supporters of the bill say it is designed to end the feud between Gov. Dick Thornburgh and Democratic lawmakers over control of the commission, which now has two Republicans, two Democrats and one vacancy. That battle has held up all See Page 4: Column 6 WORK CONTINUES — Construction work continues on the widening of Route 286 South in the area of the Regency Mall as shown in this photo snapped Tuesday. The Oakland Avenue phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of next week, weather permitting. (Gazette photo by Pee!) Unique Father's Indiana News. Day Gifts Ladies Night. Wednesday, Brown Hotel Lounge, 8-12. Wednesday Special, Dinner For Two. Death claims Karen Ann Quintan MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Karen Ann Quinlan, who found death in the arras of her weeping matter more than ante years after aer case established die right todie with dignity, fulfilled a purpose "far beyond what she could have suspected," her bishop said.. Miss Quinlan, 31, died at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday in the Morris View Nursing Home of "respiratory failure following acute pneumonia on top of a chronic vegetative state," saidDr. James Wolf. Julia and Joseph Quinine, her deeply i parents who were daily visitors to her 1 went into seclusion after the death. • The Quinlans in 1976 won a landmark court order allowing them to remove a respirator from Karen to spare her centered "agony" and to honor her expressed wish never to be kepi alive through extraordinary means. The historic case began when Miss Qninlan lapsed late a coma on April 15, 1975, apparently t after consuming several gin and tonic drinks at a party after taking what doctors said was a "therapeutic?' dose of a mild (trancfuilizer and as- pirin. Although she never knew it, Miss Quinlan became a symbol of the right of the terminally ill to decide their fates with their families. "She had been embraced — as someone with whom the world could empathize." said Paul Armstrong, tae family lawyer wap argued the case, "I think Karen has moved into the pantheon of the American myth." The moment of death was "one of great reverence and sense of loss that I cosid read in Julia's face, who was embracing KareE and was weeping quietly," said Armstrong, who was at the' -narsinghome. ^ < Miss Quinlan developed pneumonia five days ago and "in thelast 3S hours, it certainly seemed like she was in more distress than in any of her last It years," Wotf said. No antibiotics were administered, although a non-prescription itrug was given to reduce the fever, m& ay tete'afterneoB/death was,"eteariy imminent," the doctor said. - ^ „ -"',- ~ ,-,". ; Monsignor Thomas Trapasso, the family's spiritual adviser, described the Qainians as "In, some sense relieved" because Karen's death ."had always been on Sieir Bands.", i *'H's so hard to beHeve," .Trapasso qaoted Mrs. Quintan as saying when her daughter died, Trapasso said bnriai wonld-be Friday sr Saturday at Onr Lady of tne Lake Chareh in Meant Arlington. An aotopsy was scheduled for today. "Karen Ann Quintan's 18-year sleep is ever and God has called her home," said Bishop Frank J. Rodimer of the Roman Catholic Biecese of Paterson, to which the Quinlans belonged. "Her tragic accident and her parents' persistence in doing what was morally correct have resulted ia a dearer perception as to feys- we should treat those la the same situation that Karen was in. She had a psrpose in life far be- yondwhatsheco»Wnayesnspected." ;,, , ;:< The Quinians went to coort after doctors said Sfis* Qnialau would sever return te a "csgnitive N f ,%• .-•.••-. v ^ ^ V ,,^_, ,~ -- ./^-O-j- <?•<• A " \ •-

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