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Sunny 4 Tuesday morning n ton -statesman High in upper 90s; low in upper 70.Chance of thundershowera 20 percent. Data, A2. m -July 27, 1982 iWrVol. 112-No. 2 c 1982, Austin American-Statesman, all rights reserved 25 cents Austin Ante Sudanese offer PLO new home From Wlra Report KHARTOUM, Sudan President Gaafar Mohammed Nlmelri Monday offered to accept Palestinian guerril-ias trapped In West Beirut Into his north central African country, the official news agency reported. "Sudan Is ready to receive the Palestinian fighters In Lebanon who were exposed to the conspiracies of many parties," Nlmelri said. He also offered Khartoum's PLO office as a base for "Palestinian action in Africa," the agency said, without clarifying what the phrase meant U.S. officials reacted cautiously to the offer. "We have no confirmation yet," State Department spokesman Christopher Ross said. "Obviously we would welcome any Arab solution which could solve the problem of relocating the Palestinian guerrillas." He said the department was monitoring reports coming from the Sudan and made clear that the State Department did not want to dismiss the possibility of a breakthrough at long last in efforts to get the Palestinians out of Beirut Israel has said the 7,000 guerrillas In West Beirut must leave the country before it will withdraw its soldiers. Sudan had not been among the Arab countries considered a haven for the guerrillas. In the last few days, special U.S. envoy Philip Habib has been to Syria, Saudi Arabia and Egypt looking for a place to send them. On Monday, he was In London tc confer with King Hussein of Jordan, who Is cn a private visit to Britain. Hablb will meet today in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Menachem Begin. In Beirut Monday, Israeli Jets scored a direct hit on a Palestinian ammunition dump, setting off a chain reaction of explosions that rocked the Lebanese capital for more than an hour and sent plumes of smoke towering over the city. The timing of the raid was taken in some quarters as an Israeli reply to a statement Arafat signed Sunday, say- lng he "accepts all U.N. resolutions relevant to the Palestine question." The Israeli jets flew over West Beirut at 2:42 p.m., and some people saw a connection between the time and U.N. Security Council Resolution 242, which implicitly recognizes the right of Israel to exist but has not been accepted by PLO. It was the fifth straight day Israeli jets have pounded the Palestinian strongholds. A senior Palestinian official said the PLO was convinced the Israeli attacks are part of a soft-ening-up process, designed to destroy the PLO or get it to use up as" much ammunition as possible in advance of an Israeli assault on West, Beirut U.S. rebuffs Arafat, A5 Israeli officer quits, A5 till A? "CV ' v -! New City Hall is key-to $100 million plan ?1 f" IT f fr. If AP All for Granny When Marina Coelho de Oil- ion that numbered more than veira of Brazil turned 100, her iOOO. Ollvelra, known as Vovo family wanted to celebrate. So Nenen, (Baby Granny) was they all came to visit a reun- very pleased. Texas Instruments foresees new layoffs From Staff and Wlra Reports Texas Instruments Inc., which has dismissed or laid off about 7,000 employees companywlde in the last 15 months, said Monday more layoffs are coming even though the company is reporting earnings gains. Company spokesman Norman Neureiter in Dallas said he could not say when, where or how big the layoffs would be. Texas Instruments, the world's largest supplier of semiconductors, has more than 80,000 employees. In Austin, TI employs about 3,000 people. Word of the projected layoffs, as a means of reducing expenses, came in the company's second-quarter report that said net income in that quarter was $36.9 million, more than three times as much as the $14.5 million earned .in the same period in 1981. Steve Leven, personnel director at TPs Austin plant said Monday there had been no indication whether there will be any new layoffs in Austin. "There are no details on that right now," he said. In March, the company re duced its work force worldwide I by 2,700 employees, including i about 20 in Austin. Most of TI's cutbacks have been In areas which do not affect Austin operations. This was the first time since 1980 that quarterly earnings were above those of a year earlier. The company reported earnings of $1.56 per share, compared with 44 cents in the second quarter of 1981. Sales totaled $1.09 billion, an increase of 4 percent over sales a year earlier. Leven attributed the earnings Increase to additional sales to government and private consumers. But, Texas Instruments said in the report it is "cautious about the prospects for any significant recovery in the coming months." "In this environment we will continue to emphasize tight control of assets to maintain our strong financial position," the company report said. "The need to further reduce expenses will require some additional people reductions." By JANET WILSON Amarlcan-Stateiman Staff An elaborate $100 million construction plan that includes a $20 million City Hall facing Town Lake has been submitted to the City Council. Developer Robert Barnstone is proposing a plan for three buildings facing an open plaza the size of a city block filled with trees, pathways, benches and sidewalk cafes to attract citizens and visitors. This is the first of what is expected to be several plans for a downtown municipal office building. The City Council last week authorized City Manager Nicholas Meiszer to accept proposals from developers and investors. The council will make the decision. In Barnstone's proposal, the 10-story City Hall would be built on what is now a municipal parking lot directly north of the municipal annex at 200 W. Second St. The annex would be razed to make way for the plaza. The city would retain ownership of the property and lease the 100 and 300 blocks of West First Street for retail, office and residential space. The proposal recommends two 10-story buildings for private development east and west of the plaza, with specialty shops, cafes, clubs, galleries, newsstands and possibly a theater at street level. He said a major department store, not already located in Austin, will be contacted about moving into one of the buildings. Barnstone said he hopes the council will ignore any proposals to sell the city-owned waterfront property and move the City Hall elsewhere. "Doing that would probably lead to a solid wall of high-rise buildings along the waterfront creating a baf rier from the downtown to the river and vice versa," Barnstone said. The city leases almost 100,000 square feet of office space. Meiszer and other officials say the scattered offices make it difficult to do business. The continuing cost of leasing about $700,000 a year has also been criticized. The City Hall would be paid for by the de veloper with the city buying it back through a lease-purchase arrangement. Funds to retire the $20 million debt would come from leasing the waterfront property, parking fees and the money now paid to lease other office space. Barnstone's proposed municipal building would contain about 330,000 square feet of office space. "City Hall has got to be the heart and soul of the city," said Barnstone, a member of the Downtown Revitalization Task Force. "If we expect the City Hall to help other areas develop, it's got to be more than just an office building. It has to be a center." 1' ...... I w( Tr- iiii D &j if fn viiy nan -brldge tScS Robert Barnstone's proposed City Hall complex would contain a plaza and two other buildings providing stores, restaurants, offices and parking. Staff Graphic by James Black Study links genetics to alcoholism in men LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) Scientists studying brain waves think sons of alcoholic fathers may be genetically susceptible to alcoholism. The study represents the first biological evidence that alcoholism is, to some degree, hereditary, said Dr. Floyd Bloom, director of the Alcohol . Research Center at the Salk Institute. Statistical studies during the last few years have shown that people with a family history of alcoholism are four times more likely to have alcoholic children than a family with no alcoholism in its past. Salk researchers found that sons of fathers with drinking-related problems arrests, lost jobs and marital trouble exhibited a particular type of brain-wave pattern. Sons of fathers with no drinking problems showed different patterns. By studying brain-wave patterns alone, researchers were able to predict with 80 percent accuracy which subjects were from families with a history of alcoholism. "We're hopeful that in the long run we'll be able to use this as a predictor," said Dr. Helen Neville, a Salk researcher and the study's principal Investigator. The researchers estimate that 9 million Americans are alcoholics. Comparable brain-wave data on women were not available. Bloom said the study grew out of work designed to find how alcohol affected a person's response to sound. Electrodes attached to scalps of subjects who had been drinking were wired to a computer programmed to identify the brain's response to sound patterns. The computer displayed unexplained brain-wave variations in some subjects. Through interviews with 30 subjects, researchers discovered which were sons of fathers l with alcohol problems. J J J. A classic example It might be Greek to us, but Professor Lee Pearcy's computer has no problem with the ancient language. It's a welcome friend in the University of Texas classics department. Wednesday Wounded trucker wants coffee before help ; By MIKE COX . v American-Statesman Staff A 62-year-old truck driver was shot outside a North Austin truck stop early Monday, and then staggered inside and ordered a cup of coffee. . Marvin Burkhart Jr., 62, of Weatherford was shot once in the neck after he was confronted by two people behind the Austin Truck Terminal at 7513 N. Interstate 35, police said. He was listed in very serious condition Monday night at Bracken-ridge Hospital Burkhart was a delivery man for a meat company and routinely delivered frozen foods to the restaurant police said. He was apparently shot while sitting inside his truck. "He was just shot one time, but more than one shot was fired," Officer Michael Shane said. The shots were fired through an open window on the left side of the truck. One bullet hit Burkhart in the shoulder, lodging In his neck. Another shot shattered the right window of the truck. nr 7 " it eixa'c or ill " I UA4M ft After Burkhart was shot he drove to the front of the restaurant and sat down at a table, police said. A waitress saw Burkhart come inside the restaurant. 'I saw he was bleeding and I started screaming," she said. "He sat down and asked for a cup of coffee." Maxine Sebesta, a cook, heard the screams and went to see what was wrong. "I asked him if he had been stabbed and he said, no, he had been shot," Sebasta said."He asked for a cup of coffee, but I wouldn't give him one because he was coughing and spitting blood and having trouble breathing." Police Sgt Bob Mauldin said Burkhart still had money on him, "which leads us to believe the two suspects botched a robbery attempt" Police have Issued no warrants, but have one suspect in the shooting, Mauldin said. f Dozens of police searched for suspects along a. 'creek north of the truck stop, but called ofj the hunt when no evidence was found. Staff Photo by Mike Boroff Police technician DlaneJponnell looks for finger-prints on victim's truck. v B.B. Burba, owner of the restaurant said Burkhart, who is better known as "Red," works for Kennedy Meat Co. In Weatherford, 30 miles west of Fort Worth. Inside Boy prostitutes linked to spying Prostitution rings reportedly are providing young boys to customers in Washington, then selling information about their clients' sexual preferences to foreign intelligence services. Page A3 He's Mr April UT student Joel Schwartz was removed from the pages of one pinup calendar, so he published his own. CityState, Bl I V 1 They're fun, if nothing else Whether waterbeds help your back is a point under debate, but defenders say you can't beat them for comfort LifeStyle, BS Meeting the Aggie faithful Texas A&M's new football coach, Jackie Sherrill, stops In Austin as part of a regional tour which introduces him to Aggies everywhere. Sports, CI Amusements B10-11 Ann Landers B7 Classified C7-22 Comics B12, Crossword B12 Dear Abby B8 Deaths B4 Editorials AB Ellle Rucker Financial B13 Horoscope B6 LifeStyle B5-12 Nat Henderson B2 Newsmakers A2 Personalities B6 Sports Ct-6 TV Log Bll Weather A2

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