The World from Coos Bay, Oregon on September 6, 1986 · 1
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Saturday, September 6, 1986
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Ponihall SouthEugene 21 Marshfield . 13 Reedsport ""wi' North Bend 14 North Eugene 0 Newport 13 Neah-kahnie 21 Brookings 21 Siusiaw 34 Powers 36 12 Coquille 12 Illinois Valley 6 Pleasant Hill 27 Days Creek 6 IHHiii!:! Sunny ijff..9. Serving Oregon's great South Coast (or over 100 years No. 53 108th Year Published in Coos Bay, Oregon 97420 Saturday, September 6, 1986 25 Cents Goal: New jobs Hoping to help Coos County officials in their search for new jobs and industries, Pacific Power and Light has released a target industry study aimed directly at the South Coast. Of 44 target industries identified, 16 are listed in the top priority group, including six in metals and industry equipment, toys and sporting goods, plastics, cheese, boat building and repair, furniture and fixtures, paints, tourism and retirement developments. "The conclusions of this study are intended to serve as a starting point for local development groups interested in reaching a community-wide consensus on economic development goals and policies for Coos County, "says the study. The study is one of 20 being done at target PP&L service areas. "Pacific Power is highly committed to community growth and economic development in its service territory," says the report. It notes that in its six-state service area, the three largest industries forestry, agriculture and mining have all experienced setbacks in recent years. The selection of target industries in the study start with three business groups products imported into the area, existing industries with markets that are expected to grow, and industries that could exist, based on an area's resources. For Coos County, the three categories yielded 136 industires. Those were screened down to 44 final target industries with 16 in the top priority group. The study shows the top industries all have growth rate forecasts of 3 to just over 5 percent over the the next 10 years. By industry, the study's comments on Coos County and the top priority industries include: Special dies, tools and accessories: "Excellent forecasted national growth rates and the local availability of production inputs . . . account for its high ranking." Toys and sporting goods: "A distinct opportunity to expand existing exports from Coos County . . . The wide range of products . . . and the small size and independence of most manufacturing establishments indicate relative ease of entry into the industry." Plastic products: "Rapid growth in recent years . . . The demand for miscellaneous plastic products in Coos County is satisfied entirely by imports . . . The industry is characterized by a very large number of establishments . . . and a small number of employees per establishment, indicating ease of entry. . ." Cheese, natural and processed: "Cheese is currently produced in Coos County, with approximately 75 percent exported from the area. Exports were valued at an estimated $8 million in 1984. . . Rapid growth is forecasted to continue. Conveyers and conveying equipment: "A distinct opportunity for Coos County to expand existing exports . . . Employment is forecasted to increase by 3.2 and 2.4 percent annually during (5 and 10 year) periods." Metalworking machinery: "Selected as a target industry . . . based on its local input availability and national industry growth forecasts." Fabricated Metal Products: "Now imported by both Coos County and the state of Oregon ... in 1984 . . . Oregon imported an estimted $10 million, or about 17 percent of total state demand." Boatbuilding and repairing: "In 1984, the existing boatbuilding and repairing industry in Coos County exported about 97 percent of its total output, valued at an estimated $1.6 million . . . Given that transportation costs ... do not seem to be prohibitive, Coos County may be able to expand exports in this industry." Fabricated structural metal: "By 1987, the industry is forecasted to again be operating at or near its peak levels of the early 1970s." Furniture and fixtures: "For , . . five and 10-year periods, forecasts for employment growth are ... both twice the national average. This, industry was highly ranked in Coos (Continued on Page 2) $m p- , "y v c Ci , " I ""Ok v4v-' . :) - z. I V,. J 'W1--. HR. . . . yjl ? I Fair weather and fishing are a fine combination but that doesn't always mean there'll be a full creel at the end of the day. Persons wanting to go outside this weekend for some later summer fun on the coast have been World photo by Charlie Kloppenburg promised sunshine, but only after morning fog and clouds have lifted. Event conceived by Arago farmers Summer Festival '86 rock concert facing a rocky road By MARK FREEMAN Staff Writer ARAGO Two dairy farmers looking to turn their pastures into the site of an all-day rock concert next Saturday are drawing criticisms over safety, crowd rowdiness and rock music in general. Summer Festival '86, an event conceived by Andy Heim and Bruce Schull as a means of entertainment for area music enthusiasts, features three rock bands in a noon-to-dusk concert on their farms off Highway 42. Critics say it will feature heavy drug use, intoxicated drivers and a potential danger to concert-goers and residents in Arago and nearby Myrtle Point. "If this concert can be pulled off Hhi jiiimn ii..iWI...iiMww1 III ' I World photo by Airon Yoit Jim Heim clears site of possible hazards. peacefully and without any problems, I support it, but that's a big if," Coos County Sheriff Veral Tamo said. "I don't think these guys understand how much they're going to have on their hands." Schull and Heim, who have been kicking around the idea of a rock festival on their 100-acre dairy farm for about four years, have been handling preparations for the past two months. After hiring bands Chaser, Phamous Phaces and Spirit Lake, the two worked to secure ways of ensuring safety and smoothness in their operation, such as 44 security guards, on-site medical and fire-protection equipment and personnel, and the necessary liability insurance, Heim said. "We took a lot of consideraton for the people of Arago," Heim said. All traffic, for instance, will be routed through Myrtle Point and cars and people will be kept from neighbors and the city whenever possible, Heim said. Concert-goers are also going to be asked not to bring alcohol onto the premises and no liquor will be served, Schull said. But Tamo sees the collection of "anywhere from 500 to 15,000 people as a powder key ready to explode," he said. "If we have the crowd Mr. Heim believes he'll get, I anticipate many problems simply because of the masses and the type of concert being held," Tamo said. The Coos County Sheriff's Office does not have the personnel to ensure residents and concert-goers of safety, Tamo said. Large outdoor concerts traditionally have problems with in-toxification by drugs or alcohol, (Continued on Page 2) Two hijackers killed Commandos storm plane KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Four Arabs holding 400 captives in a Pan Am jumbo jet panicked when the lights went out Friday and sprayed the black interior with machine gun fire. Commandos stormed aboard and, in the end, at least 17 people were dead and 127 wounded. An 18th victim, an American apparently singled out because of his nationality, was shot earlier and thrown onto the tarmac. Two hijackers were among the dead and two others were captured. Terrified passengers streamed through hatches and down emergency chutes of the plane, which had been their prison for 17 hours. Officials of four Karachi hospitals provided the hostage casualty figures. "They opened fire wildly. Children were crying. The plane was a holocaust," Hussain Shaffi of Washington, D.C., said as he was being lifted into an ambulance. Pan Am said 41 Americans were on the Boeing 747, which was bound for New York via Frankfurt, West Germany. Khurshid Anwar Mirza, Pakistan's civil aviation director, told journalists "5 percent" of those on board were killed or critically wounded, but he did not give specific figures. Mirza said he saw five dead passengers and at least 15 wounded. He said the police killed two terrorists and captured two. He said two or three army commandos were . wounded in the assault. A fifth hijacker may have been aboard posing as a passenger, Mirza said, but he was not certain. Conflicting claims made in Cyprus and Lebanon identified the hijackers as pro-Libyan or pro-Iranian. The lights went out because the plane ran out of the jet fuel that powered its auxiliary generator, which had been expected, Mizra said. Commandos moved closer after the power failure. "The idea was to close in and that's when the action started," he said. "We know they were getting very desperate." Terrorists tried to mix with crowd By The Associated Press Two hijackers who survived the shootout on a Pan Am jet in Karachi, Pakistan, tried to blend in with the crowd after fleeing the plane, but passengers surrounded and attacked them, the wife of an American survivor said Friday. "They (hijackers) were almost murdered on the spot," Sue Melhart, of Pullman, Wash., said her husband, Dick, told her in a telephone call after the siege of terror ended. Melhart, a former University of Idaho and Washington State University athletic trainer, told his wife he survived by kicking open a door and leading other passengers to safety. Altaf Ali Khan, senior police superintendent, said a police party was approaching the plane when a hand grenade was thrown from the aircraft and the the firing began. He said the party's purpose was to negotiate. Meanwhile, Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi told the leaders of India and Pakistan on Friday that his country was not responsible for the hijacking of a Pan Am airliner by Arab gunmen in Pakistan, officials said. Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Pakistani President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq met separately with Gadhafi in Harare, where the leaders of the 101-nation non-aligned movement were meeting. Zia described the hijacking in Karachi as "international gangsterism." (Chart of hijack drama on Page 2) Covers 10,500 square miles CG jet joins search for missing shrimper A Coast Guard Jet Falcon aircraft joined the search for the overdue fishing boat Liebling Friday, once coastal fog that had plagued search efforts lifted. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Mark Yost in Seattle, said a Sacramento-based plane was carrying out a search slated to cover about 10,500 square miles, from Eureka to Point Arena, Calif., and about 100 miles to sea. The search Friday afternoon was centered off Cape Mendocino, he said. He said plans for a search on Saturday were unclear. "He's going to search until dark. I can't say what will happen." The Astoria-based Liebling has been missing since Aug. 28, when it failed to rendevous with other shrimp boats near Cape Blanco. An initial search was halted Monday, but resumed Thursday at the urging of senators and congressmen from Oregon, California and Montana. Aboard the 80-foot vessel were owner Dale Dixson, 40, of Hammond, his sons Rusty, 18, Jason, 15, and Caleb, 8, all of Crescent City, and crewman Mike Goergen, 25, of Brookings. According to a second Coast Guard spokesman, Lou Parris, the agency is "still re-evaluating" how long to continue the search. "There's still a chance that the Liebling is still out there happily fishing and not aware that we're looking for them," he said. INSIDE 'orll Story of English The story of English is a deeply democratic saga in which all the players are given due recognition in an enjoyable survey which begins on Public Broadcasting Service Sept. 15. Page 9. Solar access laws In Portland, a city covered by clouds three of every five days, homeowners now are guaranteed access to sunshine. Page 11. Ray's autographs Want an autograph? Ray Anthony's got it and Is doing a brisk buslnessat hisofflce garage in the Umpqua area northwest of Roseburg. Page 13. Hitting the heights Skateboarding was invented In the late 1950s by surfers looking for a means to practice on dry land. It has survived the first fad phases and now is transformed into a sport that leaves watchers breathless. Outlook, Pages 1 and 15. STOCK MARKET 3 EDITORIAL 4 COAST LIFE 5 SPORTS 6, 7 COMICS 8 ASTROGRAPH 9 BUSINESS 10 REAL ESTATE 14, 15 CLASSIFIED 16-20

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