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2 Part ITuesday, November 20, 1984 HooAnflrtcoSIimco The News in Brief In Part One The U.S. is considering prosecuting ex-publisher John P, McGoff on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, (Page 3.) The stale Supreme Court strengthened the press's protection against libel suits and limited access to reporters' sources. ( Page 3. ) Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi blamed the killing of his mother on "destabilizing forces" in India. (Page 4.) Gen. William C. Westmoreland testified that CBS 'ambushed' him during a 1981 interview for a Vietnam documentary, (Page 4.) The World Ethiopia Aid Separatist rebels captured the northern Ethiopian town of Korem, threatening the flow of food and emergency supplies to thousands of drought victims facing starvation. Western relief officials said they have been unable to reach the refugee camp at Korem, which shelters 40,000 starving people, since the Tigre Peoples Liberation Front occupied the town Sunday. Anthony William Gill, accused member of a hit team allegedly hired by Libya to kill an exiled dissident, was taken to a Cairo bank and forced to cash a $90,000 check paid by the regime of Col. Moam-mar Kadafi, which was tricked into believing the dissident was dead. The money from the cashed check was immediately confiscated by Egyptian security men as evidence against the suspected hit squad. The target of the plot reportedly was Abdel-Hamid Bakoush, former Libyan prime minister. A gunman linked to an Armenian terrorist group shot and killed a Turkish diplomat as the victim was driving his car in central Vienna. Police said the assailant, who escaped, fired six times at Evner Ergun, 52, deputy director of the Vienna-based U.N. Center for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs. Anonymous callers to news agencies said the Armenian Revolutionary Army was responsible. The group has claimed responsibility for previous attacks against Turks. More than 2,200 miners deserted Britain's eight-month-old coal strike, the largest number to return to work on a single day since the walkout began on March 12, the National Coal Board reported. A board spokesman said that a total of about 63,000 miners approximately a third of the total work force have quit the strike. Mine union leader Arthur Scargill disputed the figure, saying only 50,000 The Nation Abortion Clinic Bombed Two bombs, exploding 11 minutes apart, destroyed an abortion clinic and damaged a family planning center in the Washington suburb of Wheaton, Md., in what a Planned Parenthood official condemned as "terrorist, violent acts." The first bomb gutted the Metropolitan Medical and Women's Center, the site of a large anti-abortion demonstration over the weekend. The second blast shattered windows and did other damage to a building two miles away where Planned Parenthood of Washington has an office, fire authorities said. No one was injured in either explosion. Damage was estimated at $350,000 in the first blast and $50,000 in the second, authorities said. No group claimed responsibility. A Rhode Island law requiring a doctor to inform husbands before performing an abortion interferes with the "fundamental right" of women to have an abortion and therefore is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Raymond J. Pettine ruled in Providence. He said the requirement conflicts with women's right to an abortion, a right affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973, because it delays and could block a woman's decision to proceed. The federal government might be able to save billions of dollars in health care costs if unnecessary hospitalization of patients is reduced, a Senate panel was told. If the low-cost patterns of care were the norm, the nation would not be faced with the pending bankruptcy of the Medicare trust fund, Dr. John E. Wennberg of Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H., told the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on labor, health and human services. A House subcommittee chairman has formally requested Navy Sec-, retary John F. Lehman Jr. to come up with a plan for taking over General Dynamics Corp.'s subma Israel may ask foi; increases totaling $1.4 billion in military and economic U.S. aid, according to Israeli sources. (Page 5.) The leaders of Britain and Ireland ended two days of talks with a call for "peace and stability" in Northern Ireland, (Page 5.) The White House rejected a plan urging gradual withdrawal from the Social Security system in favor of private pensions. ( Page 6. ) A liberal white South African political party defied a racial ban that prohibits membership by non-whites. (Page 9.) Endangered have returned to work, A London spokesman for Animal Liberation Front, an animal rights group, disclosed that its claim that it had spiked some candy bars in Britain with rat poison was a hoax, designed to cause "economic loss and sabotage to companies involved in cruelty to animals." The spokesman said the group aimed' the hoax at Mars U.K., Ltd., because of its financial support for medical research using animals. In a libel settlement, Korean Air Lines accepted a public apology and an undisclosed amount of money from a London-based military magazine over an article implying that a KAL Boeing 747 shot down by the Soviets last year was on a spy mission. Lawyers for KAL said the article in Defense Attache could not be "further from the truth" and that their client accepted "substantial" damages. All 269 people on the plane were killed. A senior government official in the Philippines said that President Ferdinand E. Marcos is hospitalized near Manila after kidney surgery last week but is in no danger of dying. The official declined to be named. However, a palace spokesman brushed aside the reports and said Marcos is performing his official duties as usual. Lebanese and Israeli negotiators, in the third round of U.N.-spon-sored talks on the withdrawal of Israeli troops from southern Lebanon, said they made some progress on border security measures demanded by Israel. The talks will resume Wednesday. World chess champion Anatoly Karpov and challenger Gary Kasparov played to a 16th consecutive draw, ending the 25th game of their title contest in Moscow after Kasparov's 21st move. Karpov leads 4 to 0 in the match, which will end when one player wins six games. rine yards in Connecticut and Rhode Island because of gifts the company allegedly gave now-retired Adm. Hyman G. Rickover. In a letter to Lehman, Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), said an investigation by his staff shows General Dynamics gave gratuities to Rickover in 1977 when he was in charge of the Navy's nuclear programs. Environmental Protection Agency, scientists proposed new guidelines for assessing cancer risks that spell out when agency scientists may downgrade the significance of liver tumors in laboratory mice. The agency's research chief, Bernard Goldstein, said the proposal also requires EPA scientists as a general rule to count all tumors, both benign and malignant, in assessing their animal test results. The thousands of Cubans who arrived in the United States during a 1980 boatlift can begin applying for permanent-residence status next month because of inaction by Congress on immigration legislation, officials announced in Miami. The applications will be accepted after the government formally puts the Cuban Adjustment Act back into active use. The 18-year-old act was put on hold for three years as federal legislators wrangled over immigration reform proposals, none of which has passed Congress. Officials said the program would be applied to the 125,000 boatlift refugees as early as Dec. 3. A local ordinance in Indianapolis that defines pornography as sexual discrimination and allows women to ask for court bans of the material was declared unconstitutional by a federal court judge who said it violates the right of free speech. City-County Council members said they will appeal the ruling. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker said she agrees with the council's efforts to protect the rights of women, but that the ordinance restricts the sale and distribution of pornography. In Metro The ringleader of the largest cocaine network ever dismantled on the West Coast was sentenced to 45 years in prison. ( Page 1 . ) USC is considering letting one of the nation's largest medical firms build it a new teaching hospital near downtown L.A. (Page 1.) The democratic form of government comes under an increasing strain in Israel, a political scientist writes. (Editorial Pages.) How's the Federal Reserve doing? With no standards set up, it's difficult to tell, according to Robert J, Samuelson. ( Editorial Pages. ) India rally Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as he addressed a huge crowd at New Delhi's esplanade. He said that "forces attempting to The Region Brentwood Cheers Getty Museum Plans Brentwood residents gave a generally enthusiastic reception to plans for a $100-million J. Paul Getty museum and fine arts center that would be built in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking Los Angeles. The project, scheduled for completion in 1991, would represent an expansion of the existing Getty Museum in Malibu and would occupy part of a 105-acre parcel just west of the San Diego Freeway and north of Sunset Boulevard. Homeowners, speaking at the first public hearing on the proposal, said they would welcome the arts complex, but voiced concern over additional noise and traffic in the fashionable neighborhoods surrounding the site. Getty officials said they will continue to meet with residents to try to lessen the environmental effects of the center. Another public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 20 at City Hall before the City Council acts on the museum's preliminary plans early next year. A federal judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order that would have blocked the Los Angeles Superior Court from unsealing personal letters and early writings of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. U.S. District 4? I ''"-mum ' '. 'A'HAn llllllilj Hill! 11 mmmmm f 4 Associated Press Piercing protest The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen harbor after statue was transformed by Greenpeace activists protesting a U.S.-Japan pact that allows Japan to continue killing whales. An American-flag blindfold, a harpoon that appears to be thrust through the mermaid and a bleeding Japanese flag were part of the tableau. Statue was not damaged. In Sports Brlgham Young University's football team was voted No, 1 in United Press International's coaches' poll. (Pagcl,) Lakers Coach Pat Riley uses his own brand of psychology to keep his team motivated during the regular season. (Pagcl.) Notre Dame, which plays USC at the Coliseum Saturday, seems to have turned its football season around. (Page 1.) One of America's great teams is little known in this country but famous elsewhere, according to Jim Murray, (Page 1.) Judge Harry Hupp ruled that making the documents public would not violate the federal constitutional rights of any of the involved parties. The thousands of documents had been the center of controversy in a trial that ended in June with Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge absolving former Scientology archivist Gerald Armstrong of wrongdoing in the taking of the papers when he left the church. Scientology attorneys said they will immediately appeal Hupp's ruling. The federal court trial of former City of Commerce Mayor Ricardo Vasquez, ex-City Councilmen Robert Eula and Arthur Loya, and Orange County businessman W. Patrick Moriarty was scheduled for Jan. 22 after they pleaded innocent to fraud and corruption charges in the licensing of a poker club. U.S. District Judge William Rea also ordered co-defendants Phil Jacks, former director of economic development for the city, and Las Vegas gambling figure Frank Sansone to stand trial at the same time. The six men were charged in an 18 -count indictment returned Nov. 8 by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles. Harry V. Peetris, presiding judge of the 206-judge Los Angeles ? (t;,i -if $i Newsmakers Long The death penalty may seem overly severe for trespassing but a belligerent chicken may have squawked her last. The bird, booked as "C. Little" of Main Street, was picked up by officers in Fort Fairfield, Me., when Dana Finnemore complained that he had found a chicken in his car and it wouldn't let him in. Police officers said Little put up a fierce fight before she was captured and taken to the station, where she was read her rights and booked on charges of criminal trespass, criminal mischief, public indecency, assault on an officer and littering. Little was released into the custody of one of the town's 4,300 residents after its owner couldn't be found, officer Ronald Sprague reported. Tom Harvey, editor of the weekly Fort Fairfield Review, fears the worst. "I assume it will be part of someone's Thanksgiving dinner," he said, "if it hasn't been served already." A year after she was found innocent in a murder trial that brought nationwide attention, California feminist Ginny Foat has returned to New Orleans to do research for a book. Accompanied by free-lance writer Laura Foreman, Foat spent part of the past week in her lawyer's offices reviewing materials from her trial. An ex-husband of Foat had accused her of taking part in the 1965 murder of Argentine businessman Moises Chayo, who was beaten with a tire liliti T II 1 -it; In Business The Air Force will pay Hughes Aircraft Co, half the $125 million in progress money it has withheld, the company said, ( Page 1. ) The stock market declined broadly. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials slipped 2,65 to close at 1,185.29. (Page 2.) In Calendar "Number One Is to Survive" is more than the title of a debut album. It could also serve as the motto for the group that made it, (Pagcl.) United Press International destabilize the country" were behind the assassination of his mother, Indira, his predecessor as prime minister. (Story, Page 4) County Superior Court, will retire Dec. 1 after 23 years on the bench. After spending the holidays in Switzerland, Peetris, 65, plans to become a "rent-a-judge," available to business litigants and others who want to hire him for out-of-court resolution of disputes. A member of the State Judicial Council, which sets rules for, California courts, Peetris has received awards for court administration and judicial excellence from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the California Trial Lawyers Assn. and the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Assn. Judge Thomas T. Johnson has been elected to succeed Peetris as presiding judge and will begin Jan. 1. Police are expecting up to 5,000 fans to turn out to watch pop music's silver-gloved idol, Michael Jackson, receive his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame today. "It depends on how many kids go to school," said Sgt. Michael Butler, a police spokesman. "I don't look for us to be inundated in unexpected numbers. There could be a crowd of 5,000. We'll have to see how it goes." Jackson, 26, is scheduled to have his star placed in the Walk of Fame outside Mann's Chinese Theatre at 12:30 p.m. Arm of Law Plucks C. Little Ciitupilffl licim If.c t Alible Tin ! " ' I os Aii((Hcs Tim if". W.T.iiwlHi "'"" .!'') in;ioi who and Miii!i!Mieii!,iiy f u-w- ii'i''"' '" In View Dorothy Kirstcn French has done much since her husband contracted Alzheimer's disease, but she's not satisfied, ( Part 1 , ) Lester Lcibson, a 50-ycar-okl victim of cerebral palsy, heads a social services program for the handicapped. (Pagcl.) The layoff of about 125 employees at 11BO last Friday was the most visible, more obvious signal yet that the pay -TV giant is in deep trouble, (Pagcl.) The State A fetus that suffers prenatal injury but is later born alive is a "person" for purposes of insurance coverage under California law, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in San Francisco. Upholding a judgment against an insurance company that covered injuries to any "person" during the period of the policy, the three-judge panel applied a state law enacted in 1872 to the case of Kristian Moore, who was born in 1975 with birth defects attributed to the drug Coumadin, Endo Laboratories, which made the drug, became involved in a dispute with the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. over liability for the $500,000 paid to the child in settlement of her claim against the manufacturer. A former Little League coach Who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting nine boys was sentenced in Santa Clara County to 71 years in prison after admitting that he sexually abused another 40 youngsters in offenses stretching back 17 years. Jeffrey Lcc Gridley, 34, will not be tried for the additional offenses, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Nudclman said. A man accused of hacking his pregnant ex-wife to death on Halloween night pleaded innocent in San Jose Municipal Court. William Michael Dennis, 34, accused of murder with special circumstances, could face the death penalty in the killing of Doreen Erbert, 31, who was carrying a near-term fetus. Judge John Herlihy ordered Dennis to return Dec. 11 for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence for him to stand trial in Superior Court. Police said the victim's husband, Chuck Erbert, found his wife lying in a pool of blood near the entrance of their home. Investigators said a man in a wolf mask had attacked her, opened her body and then killed the fetus. Prosecutors say blood found in a garbage can in Dennis' North San Jose home matched that of his ex-wife. Defense lawyer Harry Delizonna said he planned to hire his own experts to analyze the evidence against Dennis. The launch of a $56-million weather satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base was scrubbed for the seventh time when a radar console problem developed a minute before takeoff. The liftoff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite will occur Dec. 1 at the earliest. The technical problem was noted in the ground guidance system, Sherri Wagner of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. "It's a safety requirement that the radar console be operative," she said. "For safety reasons they had to stop the countdown," By the time the problem was corrected, eight minutes had been lost from the 10-minute window for launch into proper orbit, Wagner said. By then it was too late to continue. iron near New Orleans in 1965. But when the case was tried, a jury found her innocent Nov. 16, 1983, on the first vote. The book, "Presumption of Guilt," is three-quarters finished and is scheduled for spring publication, Foat said. Author James Michener is finishing up his epic historical novel about Texas and will be moving on to a bigger project Alaska, The writer said he has "decided to spend the next two or three summers in Alaska doing research on the exciting tectonic, volcanic and human factors which govern this fascinating part of the ocean where Russia and the United States have always confronted each other." Michener, 77, said, "I hope that my proposed novel, which will focus on Alaska, will round out the work I began almost 40 years ago with 'Tales of the South Pacific.'" There he is Bert Parks is back in the beauty business. The longtime host of the Miss America pageant will emcee the third annual Mother-Daughter Beauty Pageant Dec. 7 in Miami Beach. The winning team will be crowned "Mother and Daughter 1985" and Frankie Avalon will sing "Mama Can." The Judds, country music's award -winning mother-daughter duo, will sing their hit "Mama, He's Crazy." -JENNINGS PARROTT

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