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June 29, 1980 Hampton Roads' Morning Newspaper Newport News-Hampton, Va. 85th Year No. 181 FIFTY CENTS Bani-Sadr ostage Is Unsolvable H Says SIS 9 By The Associated Press Iranian President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, under pressure from Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to cure the country's domestic ills, declared in a speech reported Saturday that he considers the U.S. hostage crisis "unsolvable." "We will live with the hostages" and turn Iran's energies toward rebuilding the economy and ending factional strife, he- was quoted as saying. The ominous remarks by the Iranian leader, with their suggestion of an indefinite detention for the 53 captive Americans, could not be clarified immediately. They were made in a "state-of-the-nation" speech given in a Tehran mosque Friday night, and Bani-Sadr and his aides were unavailable to Tehran reporters Saturday, a religious holiday in Moslem Iran. What was unclear was whether the Iranian president was making a major shift in his previous, relatively moderate stance on the hostage question, or was merely using tough rhetoric to fend off possible accusations from his political enemies that he is "soft" on the United States. They might level such charges against him in the aftermath of a speech Friday in which Khomeini bitterly criticized the government's performance. Bani-Sadr also said in the speech that he had submitted a standing letter of resignation to Khomeini. - 4' Si -i", '' Bani-Sadr speaks with journalists before visiting Khomeini Saturday In Tehran. Shah Listed Very Serious In Hospital CAIRO. Egypt (AP) The cancer-stricken ex-Shah of Iran was hospitalized in "very serious" condition Saturday, under treatment by a team of French and Egyptian doctors. President Anwar Sadat reported. , Mohammad Reza JPahlavi. the deposed Iranian monarch who has been living in exile in Egypt for tfee past four months, was readmitted Friday afternoon to the Maadityilitary hospital, where his cancerous spleen was removed in March. Sadat disclosed June 17 that the 60-year-old Pahlavi had suffered a relapse, attributed to complications resulting from chemotherapy for treatment of cancer, which doctors said had spread to his liver. He contracted pneumonia at about the same time. Officials at the hospital refused to discuss the ex-shah's condition. enate Reluctantly Trims Budget-Busting Spendin, WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate, biting the bullet after three days of divisive money arguments, reluctantly agreed Saturday to cut $363 million from an emergency spending bill. Later, they approved the emergency measure itself. The Senate agreed to the package of spending cuts by a 71-10 vote, but the enthusiasm did not match the wide margin. The proposal was drafted by Senate leaders, and they admitted they were driven by desperation. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D-Wash., chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the package of cuts was "an effort to get us out of our dilemma." Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd said he supported the package "reluctantly, as we all do." And Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker said. "I don't like it. ... But we're in a bind, and we have to work our way through it." The spending cuts included $143 million from federal revenue sharing; $30 million from the Corps of Engineers; $150 million from the Defense Department, intended to come from salaries; and $40 million from Amtrak. The, Amtrak money had been intended to help repay the railroad's debt to the Federal Financing Bank." . Approval of the amendment brought the $16 2 billion emergency spending bill back within the Senate's self-imposed budget ceiling. . On Friday, the Senate had voted to put $572 million into revenue sharing, a vote that busted the budget ceiling and tied the Senate in knots. Lawmakers searched until nearly midnight Friday for a way to bring the bill back within budget limits, and spent more than eight hours in the effort Saturday before agreeing to the leadership proposal. Final passage of the emergency spending bill for the current fiscal year came late Saturday night on a vote of 53-22. clearing the way for House and Senate conferees to begin work early this week to resolve their differences over emergency spending. Before passage, however, the senators rejected a proposal by Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C, to cut $75 million in foreign aid intended for Nicaragua. Helms' amendment was rejected 44-33. The spending dilemma that faced the senators was illustrated in one vote earlier Saturday, when the Senate voted 47-36 against a proposal to cut $58 million in supplemental funding for the controversial Ten-nessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The $1.8 billion waterway in Alabama and Mississippi, intended to connect the Tennessee River basin with the Gulf of Mexico, is considered by many environmentalists to be a bloated "pork barrel" project, a waste of taxpayer money. Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan, D-N.Y.. termed it "an effort to clone the Mississippi River." TMI N-Plant Venting Hits Snag MIDDLETOWN. Pa. (UPI) - The venting of radioactive krypton gas from the crippled Three Mile Island nuclear power plant commenced Saturday, but immediately hit a snag. v Harold Denton, chief of reactor operations for the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said at a Middletown news conference that the problem involved radiation monitors and had not been fully anticipated by the NRC in its approval of the venting. "I realize the batting average is low." said Denton, addressing the problems that have beset decontamination efforts at Three Mile Island. "It creates a public credibility problem." he said of the latest snag. Denton said he could not "guarantee there won't be another" problem, but he suggested no possible mishap would endanger the public safety. NRC officials and representatives of plant operator Metropolitan Edison Co. explained that two radiation monitor alarms terminated the venting process four minutes after it began at 8 a.m. Met-Ed said it released 12 curies of K-85 during the 4-minute purge Saturday morning. The monitors were intended to detect whether radioactive particles, such as cesium and cobalt, being released into the air were exceeding federal health limits. Hundreds of people apparently left their homes because they refused to believe See Evacuees, Page AS No One Wants Backyard Nuclear Dump Jy ERNIE GATES ' Staff Reporter Some call it the Nimby Syndrome. That's Nimby, as in "Not-inmy-back-yard." which Is where everybody wants to put a Virginia dumping grounds for low-level nuclear waste. Nuclear waste disposal sites in some Mates are slowly closing their doors to shipments from outside their borders, so Virginia and most other states are faced with a need to set up their own dumps. The alternative is to shut down nuclear power plants, stop nuclear research and call a halt to nuclear medicine. As director of the state Solid Waste Commission. Susan Dull has been a victim of the Nimby syndrome in conducting public workshops on the need for a nuclear trash dump in Virginia. "A lot of people just hear 'nuclear' and think of something that glows in the dark." Ms. Dull said. I2:ccc-acre rsTSTE & "V Aracf vi-s c L;f. ) jl723.SW CC-fiSFR HERE X (j,,,.,. r W -H 1 . Low-level radioactive waste includes tools, rags, clothing and other items contaminated by radiation in nuclear power plants; casks of contaminated water; steel alloy plates and other items bombarded by radiation in nuclear research; syringes used in radioactive medication; even the rats and beagles used to test the effects of radiation on animals. It doesn't glow in the dark and it isn't as dangerous as spent nuclear fuel or other See 500-Acre, Page AS I 1i J Laser Art Laser beams bounce off the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, then off the reflecting pond, and back onto the Memorial in a "laser sculpture" by artist Rockne Krebs. (AP) Toxic Chemicals Cited In Increase Of Cancer Rate WASHINGTON (UPI) - The cancer rate is increasing in the United States, after 30 years of stability, and toxic chemicals may be a factor in one-fifth of all cases, a government study said Saturday. "We estimate that occupational exposure to carcinogens is a factor in more than 20 percent of all cancers," said Gus Speth, chairman of the president's Council on Environmental Quality who headed the 18-agency Toxic Substances Strategy Committee. The incidence of cancer rose 10 percent between 1970 and 1976, the committee said in a report to President Carter. But it noted there are many causes of cancer and Speth cautioned that the role of toxic chemicals in the increase is not clear. ' "The cancer incidence rate, after adjustments for ace and increasing longevity of the population a rate that had remained relatively stable for the last three decades has increased about 10 percent between 1970 and 1976," he said. "This does suggest some new or causal factor," he said. "However, we don't know if toxic chemicals played a role in this development. But it is a matter of great concern to us." The report said "the total environment including lifestyle, personal habits, hormonal factors and work and environmental exposures plays a significant role in causing the majority of cancers, causing perhaps 80 to 90 percent of them." "Man-made toxic chemicals are a significant source of death and disease." Speth said. The committee recommended that federal agencies intensify and coordinate efforts to identify carcinogens and limit exposure. Robert Harris, a member of the council, said the production of chemicals took a "dramatic upturn" in the in the 1930s. Because some cancers take 23 or 30 years to develop, he said, the cancer incidence increase in the mid-70s is being reviewed. FBI Investigates Death Of Widow NORFOLK (AP) The FBI has launched an investigation into the shooting death of an elderly Nop folk widow by a city police officer, a bureau spokesman confirmed Saturday. Meanwhile, polite in Baltimore say Karl G. Ze-phir. the Norfolk officer who fatally wounded Laura Kelly, 75. after a five-hour standoff with police, shot and killed a man five years ago while working as an officer there. No criminal or police department c harges against Zephir resulted from the Baltimore shooting, which was termed justifiable homicide, Baltimore police confirmed Friday. 1 Renamed Town Still Leaksville To Lawyer A Look Inside Ivle scorns Eden, prefers Leaksville EDEN. NC. (AP) A granite rock, roughly triangular, roughly the size of a tombstone, lies embedded in the earth beneath an ancient oak on the lawn of the ancestral home of Allan D. I vie Jr. , If it were a tombstone, Allan Ivle would have the inscription read: Leaksville, 17921967. RIP. The rock is not a tombstone. It is said to be a marker set by the pioneer William Byrd in his survey of the boundary between Virginia and North Carolina It also defined the southern border of Byrd's property, 20,000 acres, a portion of which later became a town founded by another pioneer. John L Leak. "Leaksville, dear Leaksville," Allan Ivie was orating the other day in the small office alongside his home. "Leaksville is no more. They have taken the land our fathers swore unto us. We are become exiles in our own homeland." If the language seems a bit old fashioned, you have to understand Allan D. Ivie Jr. and the values he holds precious, and understand the circumstances of the death of the town he so poetically mourns. Allan Ivie was born 76 years ago in an upstairs room of the house where he now lives, which, until 1967, was in the town of Leaksville. Like his father before him, he Is a lawyer, the last in the state, he is told, of the "side office lawyers," those who practice from a separate structure beside their homes, as most once did. Like his father before him, he wears a wing-tip collar and a cutaway vest and a broad-brimmed straw hat and a pocket watch on a gold chain. He carries a walking stick. He dresses thus daily. "I live by the words of Longfellow: "Happy Is he whom neither wealth nor fashion nor the march of the encroaching city drives an exile from the hearth of his ancestral homestead.' "They have taken our town. They have taken our heritage. They have even taken our dead. They now refer tn the papers to my neighbors long departed as having been residents of Eden." "Three of Patrick Henry's grandson rest in the cemetery of my church. Shall, we say they were buried in Eden? Blasphemy," Eden came to be in 1967 when Leaksville and its two neighboring towns. Spray and Druper, were consolidated Into one and given a new name. "I assure you I will not depart by way of Eden. 1 have arranged with the local press and the state press that when I die my obituary will sav Leaksville. Dear Leaksville." Construction for 1-664 than expected. Page Bl slower Astrology G3 Business ;. Gl-3 Commentary CI Classified Fl-9 Editorials C2 Entertainment El-7 Extension Line G5 Family Tree G4 Handy Man G4' Local-Regional Bl-6', Obituaries A14 Sports Dl-16. Tiny Press G6; Today Tl-22. Weather: Sunny. High in 90s.: Low near 70. Details, rage A2. :

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