Fort Lauderdale News from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 15, 1973 · Page 11
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Fort Lauderdale Newi and Sun-Sentinel, Saturday, December 13, 1973 11 A Judge Sentences 18 Ex-Policemen For Extortion Paper Hints Schedules Railroaded United Press International CHICAGO-A federal judge yesterday sentenced 18 former Chicago policemen, including an ex-commander, to a total of 47Vi years in prison for extorting money from tavern owners and lying on the witness stand. U.S. District Court Judge William J. Bauer imposed the longest setences five years for extortion and one year for perjury, to be served consecutively on suspended Capt. Clarence D. Braasch, former commander of the East Chicago district and the city traffic department. The policemen .. were accused of operating a "$100 a month" extortion club, which shook down tavern operators in the city's near North Side night club belt from 1966 to 1970. The 18 policemen and another convicted man, whose sentencing was deferred because he was ill, were convicted by a U.S. district court jury in October after a 42-day trial. Four others were acquitted. Bauer rejected as "not well taken" the arguments of defense attorneys that he should show leniency to the policemen on grounds that there is equal guilt between a person who bribes and one who is bribed. "The people of Chicago put their trust in their policemen," the judge said. U.S. Atty. James R. Thompson called the sentences "fair and proper," . New York Timet New! Service WASHINGTON - Amtrak apparently is allowing some congressmen to exercise influence over its scheduling much as they have over its route selection, the Washington Star-News said today, And while some of the political maneuvering over routes has served the public, some of it appears to be inconveni-' encing many riders. The congressmen, however, contend they are only making certain that some communities with rail passenger service don't lose it. The problems arose about a south to Miami and St. Pe- month ago when Amtrak is- tersburg. sued its winter schedules. In . the case of the Silver Meteor The schedule change, how- and Silver Star - two New ever. "ieant lLhat the tram York-Miami trains - Amtrak would a 1 beL routed away eliminated stons at Waldo and' tm Orlando (home of Dis- Ocala. for operational rea- ney World for operational sons. The trains are considerably longer during the winter because of added passengers, and both Florida communities have short platforms requir-i n g time-consuming double stops. Service to both communities, however, still would have been provided by trains to Jacksonville for northbound connections, and directly and safety reasons because of heavy rail traffic. Amtrak was to provide charter bus service connecting with the train for the relatively short distance. The complaints were immediate. Rep. Lou Frey Jr., R-Fla., whose district includes Orlando, complained the change would leave the city without rail service from the Midwest. Frey called Rep. 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SUNDAY 12 to 6 P.M T of UnltedPresslnternatlon.il HOUSTON - Skylab 3 astronauts completed a third of their time in space yesterday and one criticized scientists for pushing experiments so fast he has to "act like a one-armed paper hanger." William R. Pogue, who has Comet View Obscured By Sunlight j united Press International WASHINGTON - The Comet Kohoutek is becoming brighter on its . dash toward the heart of the solar system but its proximity to the sun is obscuring the view from earth, the Space Agency reported yesterday. The glare of dawn will continue to interfere wtih the view until after the comet makes its closest approach to the Sun Dec. 28 and begins its trip back out of the solar system. "The morning twilight is seriously interfering with Kohoutek ground-based observations," said a spokesman at NASA's Comet Operations Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center. He also said that the comet is getting to the point where an amateur observer should not look at it with binoculars or a telescope because of the danger he accidentally might look into the sun. The best observations of the comet are now being made by the Skylab 3 astronauts from their orbiting space station. The comet is not as bright as was expected but the astronauts said yesterday it intensity was increasing. made several errors including overexposing some earth studies film, was highly critical in a tape directed to scientists who will study data from an ultraviolet camera used to photograph comet Kohoutek. He said he did not have enough time to finish one experiment and start another. He also revealed that he had put the wrong cannister of film in another Kohoutek camera last week producing pictures badly out of focus. "Someone is getting the short end of the stick, and I don't want to be held to blame for it," Pogue said. 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