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Monday, December 11, 1978
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I Eoe Angeles Simes Inside The Times The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gala dinner in Los Angeles. (Part 1, Page 3.) The atmosphere of Venus appears to be something of a living dinosaur, having elements long extinct on other planets. (Parti, Page 3.) Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance met with Anwar Sadat, urging him to accept the draft treaty for Mideast peace as is. (Part 1, Page 4.) MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1978 THE WORLD Russians Hold While the official Soviet press accused the West of restricting freedom, dissidents in Moscow marked a U.N.-declared Human Rights Day with a five-minute silent demonstration near Pushkin Square, where such protests have become traditional. Uniformed militia and plainclothes-men with red armbands briefly detained a few of about three dozen activists but took no other action. Meanwhile a front-page editiorial in Pravda blamed the capitalist world for "mass unemployment, social and political inequality, the dominance of militarism, the arbitrary rule of punitive bodies, police spying, outrages by terrorist gangs and moral degradation." Two human rights investigators have concluded that a Mexican government secret police unit is responsible for the arbitrary arrest, torture and disappearance of hundreds of real or suspected opponents of the country's ruling political party. The charges by law professor Robert K. Golman of American University and French lawyer Daniel Jacoby, contained in a report to be released today, were strongly denied by Mexican Interior Minister Jesus Reyes He-roles. In the report prepared for two rights organizations in Europe, the investigators stress that they received "complete cooperation" from the Mexican government. A moderate earthquake shook the Acapulco area of southern Mexico near the region where a major quake caused considerable damage and some casualties Nov. 29, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The new temblor registered 5.9 on the open-ended Richter scale, and experts said it may have been an aftershock of the damaging 7.8-point previous quake farther to the east. Angolan President Agostinho Neto said he abolished the posts of prime minister and deputy prime minister to Newsmakers News in Brief Carter Takes on 'Superman' for Charity President Carter chats with actor Christopher Reeve, who plays role of Superman, as former So Christopher Reeve is faster than a speeding bullet. And so he can leap tall buildings at a single bound. But he still was upstaged by President and Mrs. Carter at his own premiere. The Carters joined a long list of dignitaries who paid up to $500 each to attend the Washington showing of "Superman," in which Reeve stars. The benefit performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was for Special Olympics, Inc., an international program for mentally retarded children and headed by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, whose brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, introduced Mrs. Carter to the audience. A short film of the last Olympics was shown and 11 of the children who had been in the film, each escorted by a sports celebrity-such as soccer star Pele, Baltimore Colts' quarterback Bert Jones, Yankee Pitcher Ron Guidry were given a kiss and a gold medallion by the First Lady. Actor Jimmy Stewart attended his best friend's 35th birthday celebration in Denver. It was for Harvey, a 6-foot-tall white rabbit. Stewart was the only one who could see Harvey. The occasion was opening night of a new production of "Harvey," the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase, Stewart once played Elwood P. Doud to the invisible Harvey on Broadway. Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger plans a visit to China, probably in the spring, according to News- Page 2, Part 1 The body of Israel's Golda Meir will lie in state in Jerusalem for 20 hours, from now until her funeral. (Page 1, Part 4.) A safety equipment test at a nuclear power plant in Idaho went better than expected, according to officials. (Part 1, Page 5.) Floodwaters filled the streets of more than half of downtown Frankfort, Ky., forcing 1,000 persons to evacuate. (Part 1, Page 5.) Compiled from the Loi Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service and ma or wire and supplementary news agencies. Moscow Protest streamline the government's cumbersome bureaucracy. South African radio said Neto, speaking at a political rally marking the 22nd anniversary of the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola, said he would not tolerate interference in the chain of command between himself and the Angolan people. Neto's speech follows an Angolan News Agency statement over the weekend that Prime Minister Lopo do Nascimento and Economics Minister Carlos Rocha Di-lowa had been fired from their government and Politburo posts by the government Central Committee. Black nationalist guerrillas of Joshua Nkomo's Zimbabwe African People's Union have forced a Roman Catholic mission school to close, driving out almost 200 deaf African children from one of Rhodesia's few specialized institutions of its kind, a church spokesman said. The guerrillas who raided Loreta Mission, 50 miles west of Gwelo in the midlands, last Tuesday, said the school would operate better in the new black-run Zimbabwe when it was established. The wife of a Japanese businessman kidnaped by guerrillas in El Salvador received a letter from her husband saying he was safe and a written demand from his abductors, seeking the release of several political prisoners and a ransom payment, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said. Kiyoko Suzuki, 34, received the letter written in Spanish from her 39-year-old husband, Takakazu, an executive of In-sinca, the Central American Synthetics Industries. Official final results in Venezuela's election last week confirmed the election of Christian Social candidate Luis Herrera Campins as president with 46.3 of the vote. Herrera, who defeated incumbent Luis Pinerua Or-daz of the Democratic Action Party in weeklong elections, will begin his five-year term in March. JL III i inn hi Miinii i ii I. ii m urn noi urm jk ii u i -'n inrrwi i mimim nw-mrnn iiniiTiiy il WMmM California's delegation at the Democrats' midterm convention was made up of activists, not veteran party officeholders. (Part 1, Page 6.) A penned deer that was part of a Christmas display was stabbed to death in Williamsport, Pa. (Part 1, Page 10.) Six Americans, a Russian, a Briton and a Swiss received Nobel Prizes for their work in literature, science and economics. (Part 1, Page 15.) An agreement was reached giving the U.S. Olympic Committee limited financial control over conduct of the 1984 games. (Part 2, Page 1.) Most "magnet" schools in Los Angeles' minority neighborhoods are drawing too few white students to qualify as integrated. (Part 2, Page 1.) t ui-nwauLLULiii iyai w.i.iiiitiii u.iiulimi iiinu''.''' "M w Jf pwwwx' I ". r'r.y.', '"""I'Vf."""".";!"'""" "' r" " J V - - - er-ctj Lr - - " ( Wits. V'SiWzi - j c If ,r NOBEL PEACE PRIZE Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin smiles as he receives 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shares with Egyp- STOKY IN PART I PAGE 1 THE NATION Unleaded Gas Supply Enough regular unleaded gasoline is available to meet demands into the distant future, the chairman of Standard Oil of Indiana said. The shortage affects only drivers who use premium-grade unleaded, in short supply because of unanticipated demand this fall, John E. Swearingen said on the television program Face the Nation. He said he thought the price of gasoline might be going up about a nickel a gallon next year, although he said that also was subject to a number of factors over which oil companies have no direct control. He said his company could meet its dealers' demands, but could not also cover the shortage experienced by Shell, which has had to ration its dealers. Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.) charged Justice Department and federal energy officials with "inordinate delays" in investigating alleged mul-tibillion-dollar conspiracies by oil companies to raise prices illegally. Miss America Phyllis George, left, and an unidentified woman look on in Washington. AP Wlrephoto week magazine. It would be his ninth trip. Pop star Elton John, who gave up concerts a year ago to concentrate on recording, announced he is going back to live shows. His manager said in London that he will make a European tour beginning in February. John, who sings and plays piano, will be accompanied only by a percussionist. Famed American painter Andrew Wyeth, 61, gets his first major showing in Europe when a three -month exhibition of his recent works opens in London at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in May, 1980. His son, Nicholas, said the show will include watercolors, drybrush, tempera and drawings. Parkinson's Law of Triviality states that the time spent on a particular endeavor will be in inverse proportion to its worth, and attorney Jacqueline Carr has an example. Her personalized plate on the Louisiana black-and-white auto tags says LAWYER. She has been warned of possible disciplinary action by the Louisiana Bar Assn., which seems to think that she is wrongfully advertising her vocation. Miss Carr, 33, of Slidell, near New Orleans, says she is keeping the plate and if the bar group doesn't like it she will haul them before the state Supreme Court. And maybe she'll drive her new Mercedes. Its license plate says CARR. Jennings Parrott Four survivors of the Peoples Temple deaths in Guyana three weeks ago say they are being illegally detained there. (Part 2, Page 6.) Oil -rich Mexico could learn from Iran in coping with growth and poverty, Ernest Conine writes. (Part 2, Editorial Section.) Henry A. Kissinger, enjoying freedom of speech as a civilian, may be planning a run for the Senate. (Part 2, Editorial Section.) Recondite he may be, but as a sesquipedalian, William F. Buckley Jr. finds he must take a back seat. (Part 2, Editorial Section.) In Sports John McEnroe overwhelmed Britain's Buster Mottram, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1, to clinch the Davis Cup victory for the United States. (Part 3, Page 1.) tian President Lionaes, head Ahmed Marei, Ample, Oilman Says Dingell said he has written Energy Secretary James R. Schlesinger and Atty. Gen. Griffin B. Bell, asking what they are going to do about it. Dingell's staff investigators said the companies allegedly took price-controlled "old oil" and certified it was from new production, making it eligible for higher prices. The General Accounting Office has recommended that the government allow income tax deductions to workers who finance their own education in order to win promotion cr qualify for a better job. The GAO, Congress' investigating arm, also recommended that all "nonqualified educational grants" be included in gross income for tax purposes. A qualified grant would be one given for study or research at a school or university but not for independent study in libraries, museums or travel in foreign countries. Fulbright fellowships and like grants would be fully taxable. The GAO said recently that for "many years these two issues have contributed significantly to the level of contested tax cases." The Rev. Emerson J. Moore, a Harlem native and civic leader, became the first black Roman Catholic priest in the United States to be invested as an honorary prelate to the Pope. The ceremony was conducted before 900 persons by Bishop Theodore McCarrick, Episcopal Vicar of Manhattan, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Harlem, where Moore, 40, is pastor of a 1,500-member congregation. Moore was recommended for the designation by Terence Cardinal Cooke, archbishop of New York. Moore is president of the Harlem Area Catholic Conference and a member of New York City's Planning Board. A leading Republican moderate in Congress said he is leaning toward seeking his party's presidential nomination in 1980 and already is taking postdated contributions for a possible campaign. Rep. John B. Anderson of Illinois, chairman of the House Republican Conference, told reporters in Washington he believes he has the credentials and ability to win the nomination despite his problems with the party's conservative wing. He said he would have a decision on whether he would run early in 1979. The job market for college graduates is improving despite a reduction in government hiring, according to a study by the College Placement Council. Survey results show an overall hiring increase of 17 is anticipated. In private business, employers predict a gain of 18, while in the public sector a drop of 27 is expected. Local and state governments forecast a 12 decline, while the federal government projects a 15 reduction, possibly the lowest level since the 1950s. The biggest increase in jobs, 34, will be in engineering. A 19 increase is projected for the "sciences, math and other technical" categories and an 11 gain is expected for business disciplines. The Atlanta Hawks came from 13 points behind but couldn't get the victory as the Lakers won, 88-86, at the Forum. (Part 3, Page 1.) Miami's Dolphins reached the NFL playoffs for the first time in four years, dropping Oakland from the playoff picture, 23-6. (Part 3, Page 1.) In Business Chances of a general increase to an 11 prime home loan rate seem to be diminishing as the demand for mortgages eases. (Part 3, Page 14.) The Amex Commodity Exchange, which opened three months ago for futures trading, hopes to offer variety of futures trades. (Part 3, Page 14.) A new international trade agreement may not be completed until January, a European Economic Community official says. (Part 3, Page 14.) Anwar Sadat, from Mrs. Aase of peace prize committee. Sayed left, accepted award for Sadat. AP Wlrephoto THE STATE Lt. Gov.-elect Mike Curb has named two legislative employes as deputy executive assistants when he takes office next month. They are David Ackerman, director of the Republican Caucus' Assembly Ways and Means Committee staff, and Charles Cavalier, a consultant to former Assemblyman Dixon Arnett (R-Red-wood City). Both men are 31. A Danville woman raped in her home is believed to be the 41st victim of Sacramento's notorious "East Area Rapist," the Contra Costa County sheriffs office said. The victim, 32, was alone in the house and asleep on her stomach when she was awakened by a hand on her neck in the early morning hours, authorities said. The rapist then forced her face into a pillow and blindfolded her before she could get a look at him. The rapist, believed responsible for three recent rapes in the nearby communities of Concord and San Ramon, is now a suspect in 41 rapes since 1975, including assaults in Davis, Stockton and Modesto. U.S. marshals are investigating the apparent suicide of a 24-year-old convicted bank robber who was found hanged in his Colusa County Jail cell. U.S. Marshal Robert LaRoche said he also is investigating a complaint that Kenneth Ottwell was beaten by guards in the Sacramento County jail before his transfer to Colusa. Ottwell was sentenced last week to 15 years in federal prison for bank robbery. At his sentencing, Ottwell's attorney said his client had been beaten because he complained of being served cold food. Ottwell appeared in court with lumps and red welts on his face. The Sacramento County sheriff's department also is investigating the alleged beating. ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT Ban on Sales of Irrigated Land Lifted Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus has lifted a two-year moratorium prohibiting people who own more than 160 acres of land irrigated with federal water from selling "excess lands." The moratorium was imposed in 1976, pending development of rules governing sales of irrigated land in excess of 160 acres, which must be sold at a price approved by the secretary if the owner is to receive federally subsidized water. Uniformity in regulation and definition of hazardous materials were the recommendations of the first International Conference on Hazardous Materials Management, held in Detroit. Among the group of government officials and environmental and health authorities attending the meeting was Michigan Gov. William G. Milliken who termed the problem, "the single most important challenge confronting us in this or any other decade." Survival of the whooping crane will not be endangered by t,he Gray- Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. does not plan to make public a review of its internal auditing controls. (Part 3, Page 14.) In View The Katz family is in the U.S. with daughter Jessica, whose digestive disorder requires special formula unavailable in Russia. (Part 4, Page 1.) Sidney Harth, associated conductor and principal concertmaster of the L.A. Philharmonic, is increasingly lured by the podium. ( Part 4, Page 1 . ) Cable television officials at a convention were excited that the industry is expanding its programming content. (Pan 4, Page 1. ) Sylvie Drake reviews Geoffrey Holder's 1978 version of "Timbuktu!" at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. (Part 4, Page 1.) SOUTHLAND An Anaheim man was killed after a small boat he was piloting in a race flipped over. Robert W. Johnson, 35, suffered head injuries and broken ribs in the accident at the Puddingstone Reservoir in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Country Park, sheriff's deputies reported. He was taken to San Dimas Community Hospital, where he died shortly after arrival. The League of Women Voters of Beverly Hills has filed a taxpayers suit to halt a proposed five-acre land trade in the exclusive city's 43-acre industrial zone, approved unanimously by the City Council on Nov. 28. The suit claims the controversial swap between the city and condominium developer David Rowen's partnership, Maple Properties, would constitute an illegal gift of public funds amounting to over lxh million, as the council did not consider the added value that would accrue to the property by enabling Rowen to assemble a large block. The city plams to use the municipal land and property acquired in the swap for park and city services. Aircraft pilots are required to avoid flying at low altitudes over the Pasadena Rose Parade route, the Rose Bowl and adjacent crowd areas on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered. Because of problems created in past years by increased sightseeing and other nonessential aircraft in the area, airplanes must now be flown above 5,000 feet when they are within a three-mile radius of the Rose Bowl or the parade route. Pasadena police and county sheriff's helicopters will be patrolling the area both days to ensure compliance. A 26-year-old Santa Barbara man " was shot and killed by police when they were called to the man's Gillespie St. home after reports of gunfire there. Police said Furmin Montoya was killed after he ran out of a darkened alley behind the house carrying a semi-automatic rifle. They said he was ordered to stop, but instead fired several times at them, causing police to respond with shotgun blasts. The incident apparently was triggered by an argument earlier over a pool game at a nearby bar. A man convicted of beating his infant son to death was sentenced to three years in prison for child abuse. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch said he was holding in abeyance any sentence of Michael Paolello, 44, for second-degree murder. Paolello was convicted by a jury on both counts in the death of his five-month-old son Nicholus. His wife, Sylvia, is pregnant. A pilot-instructor with a bullet in his head safely landed his single-engine plane at Santa Paula Airport after being shot by a sniper on the ground. Police said Morgan Hetrick, 47, was at the controls of the Cessna 150 for the first lesson of student-pilot James Coward, 26. They were near the airport when Hetrick was struck in the back of the head by a .22 caliber bullet. He landed the plane and was rushed to a hospital where the bullet was removed. Police arrested three juveniles near the airport and confiscated a ,22-caliber rifle. rocks Dam and Reservoir project in Wyoming if certain precautions are taken, Lynn Greenwalt, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has said. The state of Nebraska had feared that the southeastern Wyoming project would threaten the Platte River sandbars that the cranes use for roosting because of reduced water flow. However, Greenwalt has suggested that the Basin Electric Power Cooperative be required to replace any water lost by the dam diversion. President Carter has lifted a 63-cent per barrel license fee from all residual fuel oil imported to the East Coast in an effort to hold down the price of petroleum for the upcoming winter. Without such a move, the cost of oil would have increased between 30 and 40 cents a barrel, officials said. The President's action also suspended until next June 30 a limit on the number of fee-exempt licenses available for the imports of residual fuel oil, permanently amends the manner in which those licenses are distributed, and restricts the license fee obligations by custom duties.

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