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II 10 y ty US 81 JJ P llJTttSll J (kiniiett iSewsiHifH'r 69th Year No. 39 5 Sections Pensacola, Florida, Thursday Morning, February 1 6, 1 978 Gulf Coast Edition 20 Cents n 1 zinsiae Tl)e Journal No Tax Increases in Askew' s Budget PRESIDENT CARTER brings union and industry negotiators together in a rare hour-long White House meeting to set the stage for resumption of talks Thursday aimed at ending the 72-day coal strike, 4A. PRIME MINISTER Ian Smith and moderate black politicians agree on a plan for black majority rule in Rhodesia, but U.S. diplomat Andrew Young fears Nationalist Guerrillas' rejection of the plan will result in a black-versus-black bloodbath, 11A. ( M.Weather ) 9 From Wire Reports TALLAHASSEE Gov. Reubin Askew took the wraps off a record $5.956-billion state budget Wtdnesday, proclaiming the good news for taxpayers that it doesn't contain any tax increases. The proposal represented a 5.5 percent increase over the state's current spending plan of $5,647 billion. Askew's recommendation includes $489,357 for continuing current programs of the Historic Pensacola Preservation Board. The capital budget recommendations also include a $106,200 item for improving Department of Transportation maintenance offices at Niceville. Among the casualties in the $500 million that Askew chopped from agency requests was a Department of Offender Rehabilitation proposal to set aside $577,210 for converting 60 beds from the Niceville Road Prison into the proposed Okaloosa Correctional Institution, and another $756,000 for expanding the Okaloosa facility by 80 employee positions. The governor did include a $60,900 capital expenditure recommendation for a Department of Transportation parking lot in Chipley. The governor's recommendations for capital outlays included $83,000 for a gymnasium at Marianna Sunland Center, and $1.76 million for a Medical Service Center at Marianna Sunland. Also included is $29,600 for repairs to the Dozier School gymnasium in Marianna. The governor accomplished the $308-million increase without the necessity of any tax hikes, unlike last year when the Legislature approved $122 million in new taxes. "The good news for the average Floridian is thai this is the year he doesn't have to pay any increased taxes," Askew told a news conference. He also denied charges from top senators that unless the budget was cut it would force a sales tax or other major tax hikes next year because his budget included $55 million in surplus funds to be spent on operating budgets. "I don't believe I am setting the stage for a fifth cent of sales tax for my successor," he said. The increases in the budget went primarily to education, which already consumes 60 percent of the general revenue budget. Askew is recommending that $1.8 billion in general revenue funds be spent on local schools, universities See NONEW.8A BBS sj 3o:- A 60 PERCENT CHANCE of rain today and tonight. High in the mid 40s. Low in the upper 30s. Winds southeasterly, 12 to 22 mph. High tide, 6:30 p.m. Low tide, 5:11 a.m. Data and satellite view, 2A. ( O Qui Coast ) PENSACOLA MAYOR Warren Briggs appoints a task force to investigate housing problems in the city, IB. A MINISTER plans a campaign to halt the production of a controversial play, IB. mt ? y- . Begin: Reconsider . . . - " : r 1 "" JERUSALEM (AP) Prime Minister Menachem Begin on Wednesday bitterly protested the U.S. decision to sell warplanes to Egypt and Saudi Arabia and said he would go to Washington next month to try to smooth over the growing quarrel between Israel and its chief ally and arms supplier. "With all respect 1 turn to the president of the United States and ask that he reconsider the decision he took last night, because it contains a grave danger to the peacemaking process and to Israel's security," Begin said in a speech to the Israeli parliament. He said the first U.S. sale of combat aircraft to Egypt would reinforce what he called ultimatums issued by President Anwar Sadat in peace talks and would encourage saber-rattling in the Egyptian press. "Threats of war and aggression will not move Israel lo take any decision that would harm its status, its rights, its security or its future," Begin said. The United Stale'.- "lias lo understand that the supply of aggres sive weapons at this lime cannot be oilier than ... an obstacle to peace negotiations." In Washington, Carter administration officials acknowledged differences belween the two countries hul said these do not undermine the basic U.S. commitment to Israel. They said they wanted lo put to rest "speculation" that a crisis had developed with Israel over the aircraft sale to ihe Arabs. Begin, who will be making his third visit lo Washington since taking office last June, said he would hold three days of talks with Carter. No dates for the visit were announced, but While House spokesman Rex Granum said it would probably be early in March. Among other issues, Carier and Begin are expecied to discuss the question of Israeli settlements in occupied Arab lands. The Carter administration opposes the settlements as illegal under international law. The $4.8 billion arms proposal provides for the sale to Saudi Arabia of 60 F-15s, the premier U.S. warplane, and to I'.gvpt of 50 of the less sophisticated F-5E fighters. Israel would receive 15 K-15s to augment the 25 it began receiving 14 months ago, and 75 F-16s THE COAL STRIKE acts as a depressant to the stock market although the outlook for some movements in the situation improved by day's end, 4B. New York Stock Exchange Mi f tn. II "Up'SS Volume 483 22,824,280 NYSE Index Down 49.34 -0.13 829 Dow Jones L 761.69 -3.47 Associated Press Photo EX-MARINE LEON SPINKS IS LIFTED INTO AIR AFTER VICTORY . .24-year-old boxer beat heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in thriller Spinks Dethrones Ali In 1 5-Round Decision C JkSports ) JIM TAYLOR coached Chumuckla High School within one game of a state baseball championship last year. Today, he doesn't even have a job, 1C. NO GIRLS BASKETBALL player eVer had pressure on her shoulders like Geannine Griffith did Tuesday night. It was a big free throw attempt and she made it, 1C. ( JflL' Living ) THE NATIONAL Congress of Parents and Teachers loves televised drama about everyday family life, sees little funny in situation comedy, and considers even mild-mannered "action" shows too violent for the airwaves, ID. TENNIS ANYONE?. You won't find many takers now that tennis is getting the backhand from racquet-, ball fans, ID. Action 10 Jean Dixon. , . . to Ann Landers ... 30 iwina ID Claislfltd . . . .! ' Comics 0 MorKets 4-SB Crouword 0 Pot Lloyd 10 Dith 5,A Peopli in News . . tA Editorial KA Shows SO ' ErmoBomotck. . 10 Sports 1C ' Florida Mows , . . Television SO GlfCoatt.. ... II Weother lAv More photos, 1 C LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Leon Spinks, turning tiger in the final rounds Wednesday night, scored , professional boxing's most shocking upset since Muhammad Ali won the heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in seven rounds on Feb. 25, 1964. Spinks ended Ali's reign as boxing champion of the world in a split decision. Spinks, the 24-year-old ex-Marine with just seven previous pro fights, refused to run out of gas. In an exciting 15th round, he landed a combination of left and right punches to the head at the bell that sent Ali stumbing back to his comer, the deposed champion's face a mask of pain and weariness. At the final bell, Spinks' cornermen jumped into the ring and began celebrating. As it turned out, the celebration was not premature. Judge Art Lune, the first scorer announced, gave the fight to Ali, 143 to 142. But the other two judges voted for Spinks Howard Buck, 144-141, and Lou Tabat, 145-140. The 36-year-old Ali, conserving his strength and picking his spots with head punches, seemed to be in command after 10 rounds. But Spinks would not be denied. In the 13th round, the gap-toothed challenger scored with a left-right to the head and, as Ali visibly tired, Spinks landed several other good lefts. In the 14th. Ali, his left eye swelling, tried to stem the tide with his famous jab. But Spinks kept coming and hurt Ali with a vicious left hook midway in the round. He followed It with a right-left and an upper-cut In a flurry just before the bell, out-punching the champion in that exchange. The St. Louis native is the most professionally Inexperienced heavyweight champion in history. Only one man ever' fought for the title with fewer pro fights. That was Pete Radamacher, who was stopped in six rounds by Floyd Patterson In 1957 in what was Radamacher's pro debut. Chuckle Sign in a delicatessen: "If you can't sijiell It, we haven't got it." v " 5 -. 1 ' i X, 4 MUHAMMAD ALI . . .bled in fifth round Genes Theory Turns Labbers Into Libbers By CAROL R. RICHARDS Gannett News Service WASHINGTON Are women programmed by their genes to be passive baby-raisers whose lives are devoted to the entrapment of a mate? That is a simplification of one of the theories of sociobiology, a new discipline that has sparked enormous interest and controversy at the annual meeting here of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Have male scientists of the past been so steeped in patriarchal thinking that they have interpreted data from a male chauvinist point of view? That is the assertion made by several (female) scientists, who have told the AAAS meeting that it was probably prehistoric woman, not man, who invented tools, developed farming and provided most of the food for their families. These two lively controversies, plus debate about holding the 1979 AAAS meeting in a state that has ratified the fcqunl Rights Amendment, have been keeping feminist scientists in a turmoil throughout the week-long meeting, which ends Friday. The ERA matter was settled Monday, when the badly split AAAS governing board capitulated to the women and voted to move the 1979 meeting from Chicago to Houston. Illinois has not ratified ERA; Texas has. Victories may not come so easily for the feminists on the other two issues: SOCIOBIOLOGY: Feminists are not alone in their outrage at sociobiologisis, See GENES, 8A lt m 1 T EPHRON 'DEEP THROAT' Identity of mysterious Watergate informant remains a mystery. BERNSTEIN O Reporter's Bride Pries in Vain To Learn Who Is 'Deep Throat' By PAIY1 PLATT Gannett News Service COCOA Nora Ephron, the magazine writer and columnist, probably came closer lo learning the identity of the my.sleri-ous "Deep Throat" source in Ihe celebrated Watergale affair than anyone else. She told a Brevard Community College audience here this week that she married Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein on one provision: he would tell her who the mysterious Nixon White House informant was who helped the Post break the Watergate burglary case. "Two weeks after we were married I woke up and remembered thai I had for gotten to ask him. I had already played my trump card, and he wouldn't tell me who it was." Former President Nixon's chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, has written a book called "Ends of Power" about Watergale. It will be published next week. In it, he claims assistant presidential counsel Fred Fielding, a man who worked for key government witness John Dean, was Deep Throat. Fielding denies it. Ephron says husband Bernstein, who won the Pulitzer Prize Willi colleague Bob Woodward, still won't identify the source who used to meet him in underground parking garages with key information on the case. Track-Star Imposter Held in Coed Slayings By JOHN HANCHETTE And MIKE ALBERTSON Journal-Gannett News Service An intriguing case of double identity stumped Pensacola and Leon County investigators Wednesday as they sought the true name of a man under suspicion in the January murders of two Florida State University sorority sisters. The mystery involves a "Mister X," a street chase in Pensacola that included gunfire, a befuddled track star and a suspect who apparently built a meticulous false identity to impersonate another man. The daylong drama began at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when Pensacola patrolman David Lee stopped a man suspected of driving a stolen auto. The policeman said he was knocked to the ground and kicked in the face by the driver. Lee said he finally arrested the man after firing two warning shots during a long pursuit down Cervantes Street. At the police station, the man gave his name as Kenneth Raymond Misner, 29, of 982 W, Brevard St. in n ' t.- 'i Tallahassee. Pensacola police became keenly interested in the man when they discovered he had 21 credit cards in the names of 12-different Tallahassee individuals as well as identification malerial from at least three FSU coeds. The arrested man began making comments about how officer might become a sergeant for making the arrest, and later said it might have been better had the warning shots hit him. Recalling the month-old search for the man who bludgeoned five FSU coeds in mid-January, including Chi Omega sorority sisters Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy of St. Petersburg who died, the Pensacola detectives notified Tallahassee police and Leon County Sheriff Ken Katsans. The sheriff promptly labeled the prisoner a "serious suspect" in the killings, even though the victims were not yet linked to the credit cards Misner has. About 4 p.m., Leon County investigator Don Patchen and Tallahassee police detective Steve Bodiford, members of a task force that has so far been frustrated by the Chi Omega murders, arrived in Pensacola to question the man. What they quickly learned was lhal Ihe suspect was not who he said he was Kenneth Raymond Misner. The real Misner is a well known long distance runner in Florida, the holder of FSU records in Ihe two-mile and six-mile runs, a college All-American in track, a graduate assistant in education at Ihe university, a married man, a four-year Air Force veteran, a statewide high school track star at Boca Ciega in St. Petersburg, a member of the prestigious Athletic Attic Track Club of Gainesville, a colleague of famous miler Marty l.iquori and a man described by coaches, professors, and employment supervisors as trustworthy and upright. When reporters started checking, they found a strange twist to the tale. The Tallahassee city directory lisied two Kenneth R. Misners, one of them at his proper Jackson Bluff Road address, the other at a Westwood Drive number which turned out to be the home of Misner's track coach. The latter listing included an employment reference noting Misner as a recreation department worker for the city of Tallahassee. Sec IMPOSTER, 8A

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