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FLORIDA HIT nn in Florida Metro 95th Year No. 133 Tampa, Florida, Monday, June 5, 1989 78 Pages 25 Cents Copyright 1989 The Tampa Tribune CMmes tiro ops I 1 ft86 ffir ft 'g--. 1 A Tribune Wire Report BEIJING Angry citizens greeted a new column of tanks with firebombs early today as the army struggled to gain control of Beijing on the third day of a military assault on the student-led pro-democracy movement in which a Red Cross official said "thousands" had died. Scattered clashes continued, fueled by growing rage among university students and workers at the military suppression Saturday and Sunday of the non-violent pro-democracy movement in Beijing's main square. Casualty figures were sketchy, but an official from the Red Cross Society of China said the death toll was far higher than reported by hospitals.

Reports from hospitals, universities and and eyewitness accounts confirmed at least 318 people were killed. Unofficial estimates have ranged from 1,500 to 3,000. Protesters displayed ghastly evidence of the bloodletting that began trian overpass downtown. About 50 soldiers early today renewed the bloodshed, firing heavily at a crowd of nearly 3,000 on the main street northeast of Tiananmen Square. Witnesses said three or four protesters were hit and fell to the ground, and three more were taken away by the troops.

The new clash broke out after hundreds of thousands of people returned to the streets to block army troops who cut a bloody swath through the city during the weekend to clear protesters from the square, the country's symbolic political heart. "Strike! Strike! Strike!" came the shouts all morning long as hundreds of protesters faced a wall of troops 200 yards away in the center of the city. About 2,000 soldiers, backed up by 20 tanks, were guarding the northeast entrance to the square at the heart of this capital of 10 million people. Mayor Chen Xitong issued a Associated Press photograph opened fire Sunday at angry crowds outside Tiananmen Square in Beijing. A rickshaw driver hurries one of the casualties to a nearby hospital after Chinese troops Renee Yu cries in Los Angeles while listening to a broadcast.

Story, 4A est city. However, no troops were there, Shanghai radio said. The slaughter drew worldwide condemnation but failed to completely quell the 7-week-old student led campaign. Chinese sources said senior lead-: statement Sunday night on state-run television saying more than 1,000 soldiers had been wounded or killed. He warned that the government and the Communist Party had "reached the end of their patience.

If anyone continues their resistance, they will be severely punished." Chen's statement was the first from a senior official after the battle for central Tiananmen Square on Saturday night, when troops fired into crowds and used armored personnel carriers to roll over a tent city occupied by students since May 13. Protesters were reported blocking streets in Shanghai, China's larg- Saturday night, including headless corpses and the body of a soldier burned, then strung up on a pedes See CLASHES, Page 4A blsst- kills tiiiiiclreds Frcsk Soict pipelin yn i 500 miles XoUl SOVIET UNION (l Moscow nftivC lPOLAND iV I J-r-, j-v JlCaspan JSjt. TURKEY VlT Srp ya IRAN respondent said at least 650 had died, many of them children bound for holiday camps on the Black Sea. Underscoring the dimensions and seriousness of the tragedy, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev flew to the scene near the city of Ufa. A somber-looking Gorbachev, coat draped across his shoulders, was shown on Soviet television walking through the destroyed landscape around the wreck, accompanied by Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov.

As he spoke with "It was hard to bear; the impression was very painful. But the main thing now is to help those who survived and need help," a grim Gorbachev said as he toured the scene. Gorbachev described the scene as "real hell" and told a television interviewer that he believed negligence or improper work practices were behind the accident the latest in a series of disasters in various branches of industry. "I have to say this: I believe we're being persecuted by these events first one, then another. Many of them are caused by mismanagement, irresponsibility, disorganization," he said.

A Tribune Wire Report MOSCOW A freak accident killed at least 650 people in the Soviet Union Sunday when a leaking gas pipeline near the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the Ural Mountains exploded just as two passenger trains were passing in opposite directions. It was the worst railway disaster in Soviet history. The trains were carrying a total of about 1,200 people, the official Tass news agency reported. Fewer than 400 persons had been accounted for Sunday night including dead and injured, the agency reported. A Tass cor "I cannot say for sure right now, but experts are saying that once again, we have negligence and violations in the operation of complex equipment." Gorbachev said an initial investigation showed that gas in the pipeline, which runs from the western Siberian fields to European Russia, had been leaking for several days near the site of the accident.

"When the train passed by, a spark set off the explosion," he said. "It was real hell there." The Soviet government proclaimed today See MASSIVE, Page 3A local citizens and officials, great clouds of smoke and tongues flarae Estate seen at a 3 I ill Associated Press map rising the backgrounds" i iff Fill Iranians mourn Khomeini's death U.S. judges get income off bench 8 IX. 4 I It it jr fy -j pZiJ 4l jflju yrir v-x- ill i I Tribune photograph by V. JANE WINDSOR Rescuers at the U.S.

Coast Guard station In fied women who were recovered Sunday St. Petersburg remove the bodies of unidenti- morning from Tampa Bay. 3 bodfes ffoMinc! iu Bsiy By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN and RICHARD L. VERNACI of The Associated Press WASHINGTON The majority of America's federal judges have six-figure investment portfolios and many make more money off the bench than on, according to a comprehensive study of their government financial reports.

The judges, whose current salaries range from $89,500 to $115,000 a year, are now pressing Congress for a 30 percent salary increase. "I think judges are entitled to a pay raise," said Robert McWilliams of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court in Colorado. "They are worth it. Judges' salaries, rather than being geared to the income of the average taxpayer, should be geared to the average of practicing lawyers." An Associated Press (AP) survey of 935 financial disclosure reports found that few federal jurists depend solely on their salaries.

All but 15 of the judges had outside income with more than half the judges reporting extra earnings in a range from $16,624 to $39,500. For its study, AP examined reports for 1987, the most recent year for which a complete set was available. Like other Americans with personal assets, the judges receive investment income through interest, dividends, rent on real estate, and capital gains on land or securities. Four hundred judges reported extra earned income some through teaching law, speaking fees or book royalties, but mostly through pensions from earlier jobs or settlements from their former law firms. "If I didn't have some farm and timberland that my father left me, I doubt if I would be so sure that I will spend the rest of my career on the bench," Duross Fitzpatrick said in a letter used to support the proposal for a 51 percent pay Increase See JUDGES, Page 4A A Tribune Wire Report As millions of Iranians spilled into the streets of Tehran to mourn the death of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's religious hierarchy moved swiftly Sunday to avert what still is expected to be a bitter power struggle by naming President All Khamenei as the country's new spiritual leader.

In an indication that things were far from settled, Khamenei suggested in remarks on Tehran television that his appointment might be temporary and would depend upon the outcome of consultations now under way to draft a series of political and constitutional reforms to ease Iran's transition to the post-Khomeini era. "We hope temporarily to fill the leadership while the terms of the new constitution are under review," Khamenei said. "We must fill the vacuum, but whether this will be temporary or permanent will, God willing, be decided by (subsequent) meetings." Around the globe, reaction to Khomeini's death was mixed. The opinions of world leaders and diplomats ranged from sorrow at the loss of a "divine guide" to virtual joy for the death of a "monster" whose rise to power was compared to that of Adolf Hitler. Americans, who were held hostage in the U.S.

Embassy in Iran after Khomeini and his Islamic revolution took control, mostly reacted calmly to news of his death. Khamenei's appointment, by the 83-member Assembly of Experts formed while Khomeini was still alive to settle the succession issue, came as a surprise to many Iran experts, who noted that the 49-year-old president's religious ranking is not high enough to qualify him to succeed the Iranian patriarch, who died late Saturday in a Tehran hospital at the age of 86. However, in the context of the power struggle already well under way in Iran, it initially was seen by many experts as a significant boost for the political fortunes of Iranian Parliament Speaker Hashemi Raf-sanjani, who is widely viewed as the man most likely to inherit Khomeini's political, if not spiritual, authority. "Khamenei has been Rafsanja-ni's ally In the power struggle with Ahmed Khomeini," the late ayatol- El i HILLSBOROUGH iL COUNTY A) 1 1 )vN county vy nJ j2bodles TEnauBO lampaS I l1 Mexicos found man said. The first body was reported by the sailboat Amber Wave at 9:20 a.m.

Sunday about three miles southeast of The Pier in downtown St. Petersburg and one mile west of Cockroach Bay, said Coast Guard Lt. Bill Patterson in St. Petersburg. At 10:11 a.m., the sailboat Suzi reported a second body floating about two miles east of The Pier and three to four miles from where the first body was found, Patterson said.

A third body was found in the same area at 10:40 a.m. by the pleasure boat Charlie Girl. Authorities did not release the names of any boaters who found the women's bodies. All three victims were nude from the waist down, the Coast Guard reported. Their bodies were taken to the Coast Guard station at 600 Eighth Ave.

S.E. in St. Petersburg. Jack Espinosa, a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, estimated the bodies had been in the water for about two days. The first body was recovered in 16 feet of water, Espinosa said.

The By CARLOS MONCADA Tribune Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG The partially clothed bodies of three women who had been bound, gagged and tied to concrete blocks were recovered Sunday morning from two locations in the waters of Tampa Bay, authorities said. Pinellas County medical examiners were performing autopsies on the bodies Sunday night to determine the causes of death, which were not visibly apparent because the bodies were partly decomposed. Police said the causes of death won't be available until today. Authorities had not identified the victims, whose bodies were brought to shore by the Coast Guard, but said all three women were white and between 20 and 30 years old.

The case is being investigated Jointly by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the St. Petersburg Police Department. "Basically, what we've got is three bodies that floated up," said St. Petersburg police Sgt. Bill Sherman.

"It's definitely homicide because of the way they were bound and gagged. Who killed them, I AP photograph Shiite Moslem women mourn in Beirut, Lebanon. lah's politically ambitious son, said Fahmy Hueidy, a leading Egyptian expert on Iran. Iran is to hold new presidential elections in August, when Khamenei's term expires, and 54, is so far the only declared candidate. Among the reforms being debated by the ruling clergy in the' run-up to those elections Is one that! would strengthen the office of the: presidency by abolishing the pre-: miershlp and appointing a colleo: tive religious leadership to exercise; Khomeini's spiritual authority.

Iran proclaimed 40 days of; mourning and indicated that Khom-; einl's funeral would be held An emotion-choked announcer on Tehran Radio appealed to Iranians to restrain their public displays of grief until then, but hundreds of SeeJTRUGGLE, Page 4A Tribune map don't know." Authorities had no motive and no suspects, Sherman said. Authorities had not received any reports of three women missing. Sherman refused to say what was used to bind the women's hands and feet and gag their mouths. Nor would be say how the concrete blocks were used to weight their bodies. Medical authorities will try to determine the women's Identities Index Deaths 7B I 3BBS5BB3I Editorial Astrology 2E Lottery 28 Bridge 2E Puzzles 2E Classified 3E Television 4F Dear Weather 8A through fingerprint records, Sher See BOUND, Page 3A.

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