Z8 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Wed..May25.1977 Podgorny dismissed from Soviet's Politburo against his By PEGGY POLK sources said today. MOSCOW a'PH - Soviet The move left him a President Nikolai Podgorny's powerless figurehead and the abrupt removal from the Kremlin's elder statesman Communist party's ruling Polit- could lose even the ceremonial buro indicates the 74-year-old chief of state title when the leader was dismissed against Supreme Soviet, the nation's his will. Western diplomatic rubber stamp parliament, con- venes June 16. Western diplomatic sources said the manner in which Podgorny's dismissal from' the la-member, all-powerful Politburo was announced Tuesday left little doubt that the apparently robust president was removed against his will. Tuesday's Radio Moscow The sources noted that in announcement said only that previous voluntary removals the 29(Hnember Central Com- /rom the Politburo, the an- mittce, meeting in a secret nouncements stated that the Kremlin session, "relieved action was taken at the Nikolai Podgorny of his duties personal request of the in- as a member of the Political actionseemedtoindicateeither structure that has ruled the ^.^^'0^0^ a higMevel Kremlin policy Soviet Union undisturbed for ^t^^^Z^ the last 12 years. The Politburo is the lop policy-making body in this dividual. Lawsuit filed in Bolles crime probe Bureau." Diplomatic sources said the dispute or a decision by party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev to open up some room at the top for his own purposes. Either way, it was the first major shift in the power first major change in leader- April. 1916. Grechkov's successor, defense expert Dmitiry F. Ustinov, already was a fotit- buro member and the vacancy left by Grechkov's death has never been filled. TUCSON. Ariz. (AP) -- In- lawsuit of defaming Peter Lica- vestigative Reporters and Edi- voli Jr. in a series of articles tors Inc., several newspapers on organized crime in Arizona, and 40 reporters and editors The suit, filed Tuesday in were accused in a S17-million Pima County Superior Court by Licavoli and his wife, Lizabeth, I quotes from four articles that five-month effort by IRE members from two dozen newspapers and television stations after the car-bomb murder of Don Bolles, a reporter for the Arizona Republic. Defendants named in the suit uivunuL. ONLY $85 Iplushling fee) t-SOO-421-7239 named Licavoli as the head of are IRE; the Star Publishing a drug smuggling and prostitu- Co. in Tucson, publishers of the tion ring operating out of Tucson. The articles said the oper- throughout the Southwest. The 23-part series was the result of the Phoenix Project, a Make-the BEAR RAW TRADING POST ? your headquarters ^. for those extra . I special graduation gifts! ; 809 Ninth Street Downtown Greeley Arizona Daily Star; the Denver Post; the Albuquerque Journal; ation has connections in several the Long Island Newsday; Rob- eastern cities, Alaska and ert Greene, Newsday's Suffolk editor who headed the project, and 39 other individual team members. In addition, separate suits were filed against at least three other newspapers Tuesday, and Mr. and Mrs. Licavolis' lawyers said they planned to file more suits. According to the lawsuit filed in Tucson, the series, which identified Peter Licavoli Sr. as a former Mafia leader, said "although the old man is increasingly reluctant to deal in narcotics, his sons aren't. The Drug Enforcement Adminis- tration, which identifies Peter Jr. as the successor to his father's organization, says young Pete operated a smuggling ring from Mexico to St. Louis, Youngstown, Ohio, Boston and Anaheim, Calif.". : Another article quoted in the suit said Licavoli, 29, "is behind the movement of large quantities of cocaine to Anchorage. Alaska and other parts of the country. The ring is also involved in prostitution and bringing stolen jewelry into Alaska. Members of the ring have records of convictions, but not young Licavoli." In the suit, Licavoli said he was working as a car and real estate salesman when the series was published. The suit was the second to be filed in Tucson since the series appeared earlier this year. Last month, Jerry Colangelo, general manager of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, filed a 8500,000 suit. DROPPED FROM POLITBURO --. Soviet President Nikolai V, Podgorny was dropped Tuesday from membership in the Communist Party's ruling Politburo, Moscow radio reported. The move appeared to persage Podgorny's retirement from the Soviet presidency, but this was not announced. (AP Wirephoto) SLEEPING QUIZ: If you take this quiz in the morning, you can come up with all the right answers by tonight. 1. Drdyouiossorlumduringsleeplastnight? D D 2. Did you awaken refreshed and energetic D D thismorning? 3. Do you leal any aching muscles or back a a pains? 4. Doesyourbedpravidedeepmusclerelaxa- D Q lion with soothing warmth? 5. Did you fall asleep easily and comfortably D D last night? !! 10U mm-ftd "JM- !0 QuetlfOM I or 3. It lÂ°u *llwÂ«rÂ«l -no- to qtwltiooi i\v\ - you ouatu la cwnldÂ« mllchlng tiom in oU-tiinlooÂ«d bra to Â· l . Sleep the best sleep a bed can offer. 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