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Hoe Angeles mce The News in Brief Compiled from the Los Angeles Times, the ' Los Angeles Times-Washington Post news service and major wire and supplementary news agencies. In Part One Small children with AIDS it is a burden that some parents have extreme difficulty coping with because of the stigma. ( Page 3. ) Physicists are conducting experiments around the world in search of a fundamental "fifth force" in the universe. (Page 3.) The body of Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige was flown home to Connecticut where it was met by an honor guard. ( Page 4. ) The wives of six Democratic candidates for President outline their agendas as First Lady in an Iowa forum. (Page 4.) In Metro Community Touth Gang Services sends street workers into gang-plagued areas to help teen-agers escape a vicious cycle. (Page 1.) The latest shooting incident on Southland highways resulted in minor injuries to two men on Pacific Coast Highway. (Page 1.) The way Americans are reacting to the televised Iran-contra hearings is troubling, Kenneth Davis writes. (Editorial Pages.) President Reagan's obsession with the Sandinistas has seriously damaged the United States, Richard Barnet says. (Editorial Pages.) In Sports In Business Delta Airlines may not be hurt by a series of mistakes and near-accidents unless the problems persist, experts say. (Pagel.) Do-it-yourself home repair chains are trying to nail down a piece of the Southland's $2.5-bil-lion market. (Page 1. ) In View y Brian Batey is trying to lead as normal a life as possible while his mother continues her fight to regain custody over him. (Page 1.) Designer Christian Lacroix presented the first couture collection under his own name at a fall-winter show in Paris. (Page 1.) The leader of a Sri Lankan Tamil rebel group called a proposed accord to end the island's conflict inadequate. (Page 5.) In an anniversary speech marking the revolt that brought him to power, Cuban leader Fidel Castro lashed out at "traitors." (Page 6.) U.S. soldiers fired at Nicaraguan troops twice in 1984 to protect saboteurs, the Miami Herald reported. (Page 12.) Seoul's college and university students are busy catching up with studies missed during recent protests. (Page 15.) Steve Sax doubles home two runs in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs. (Page 1.) The Detroit Tigers complete a three-game sweep of the Angels with a 6-2 victory at Tiger Stadium. (Page 1.) Boris Becker holds on to win his match against Tim Mayotte and give West Germany a Davis Cup win over the U.S. ( Page 1. ) Stephen Roche, who lives in France, becomes the first Irishman to win the Tour de France bicycle race. (Page 4.) In Calendar The congressional inquiry into the Iran-contra affair, zits and all, is an exercise of the United States' might, not its weakness, Howard Rosenberg writes. (Page 1.) Singer Billy Joel became the first American star to bring a full-scale pop-rock show to the Soviet Union, drawing unexpected dancing in the aisles. ( Page 1. ) 2 Part I Monday, July 27, 1987 The World Bolshoi May The Soviet Union's Bolshoi Ballet and Red Army Chorus have scheduled performances in Israel in 1989, according to Victor Freilich, a Soviet-born Israeli impresario. He said in Jerusalem that he has signed up the two groups. The performances would be the ballet's first in Israel and the chorus' first there in at least 20 years, officials said. A spokesman for a visiting Soviet consular delegation confirmed the plans. However, in Washington, where the Bolshoi is appearing, the deputy director of the ballet's umbrella organization, Viktor N. Tikhonov, said he knows of no plan for the Bolshoi to perform in Israel. British army experts defused two 300-pound land mines found near a busy crossing between Ireland and Northern Ireland, police said. Authorities acted after the Irish Republican Army, which is fighting to end British rule in Northern Ireland, issued a statement saying it had abandoned the mines in a ditch near Castlederg, 80 miles west of Belfast. The same day, police in Ireland found an underground bunker containing one of the largest IRA explosive dumps discovered in recent years, police said. The bunker, near the town of Dundalk a few miles from the border, contained a ton of homemade explosives. A black organizer for a group that arranged a controversial meeting between white South Africans and the outlawed African National Congress was found stabbed to death with his hands tied behind his back, police and colleagues said. Eric Mntonga's body was found in his car outside Thamarha township in the black tribal homeland of Ciskei. Mntonga was a regional co-director for an institute, led by white liberal Fred-erik van Zyl Slabbert, that seeks to stimulate inter-racial dialogue on South Africa's future. The Nation Checks at Pentagon Eased The Pentagon, at the direction of Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger, is loosening a month-old, controversial upgrade in security that required people entering the building to have an escort or a pass. In a special notice, the department announced that security guards posted at the Pentagon's entrances would soon resume honoring ID cards issued to reservists, National Guardsmen, retirees and military dependents during weekday working hours. A spokesman said the Pentagon had received numerous complaints from military retirees, who objected to being barred. The former wife of John Z. De Lorean said the bankrupt auto maker once went into a closet wearing rubber gloves to forge documents and "age" them over a lamp, it was reported. Allegations by Cristina Ferrare were made in a deposition filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Detroit, Newsday reported. Ferrare was married to De Lorean from 1973 to 1984. De Lorean, whose De Lorean Motor Co. went bankrupt in 1982, was acquitted of fraud charges seven months ago, in part, because of an $8.9-million loan document prosecutors said he had forged. De Lorean had been accused of making off with $8.9 million in develop- ment money but his attorneys argued the money was a loan. A bitter, seven -month strike against IBP ended as union workers overwhelmingly voted in Sioux City, Iowa, to accept a new four-year contract offer from the giant meatpacker. On a final tally of 752 to 108, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 222 agreed to return to work as soon as two weeks from now. The settlement maintains wage levels previously in effect for employees hired before Dec. 14, 1986, and gives them a 15-cent-an-hour increase in the third year. It also sets up a new employee wage tier, with competitive salaries, the firm said. About Visit Israel A Haitian government official visited the remote village of Jean Rabel where a pitched battle last week between two peasant groups left at least 50 dead. Anaise Chave-net, director of the Information Ministry, said she had a list of names of 10 people killed in the fighting and 54 wounded, but she indicated that the final toll is likely to be much higher. She said witnesses told her the fighting started when a group of peasants attacked other peasants who refused to join their land-reform organization. Initial reports said the battle was between peasants and mobs backed by landowners. Syria has received its first shipment of Soviet-built MIG-29 fighters, but the top Soviet warplane is not seen as a threat in Israel, defense sources in Tel Aviv said. Syria, which received about 10 MIG-29s last week, is due to get 30 of the planes, a number insufficient to challenge the Israeli air force, the defense sources said. Israel's air force commander, Maj. Gen. Amos Lapidot, referring to the expected shipment, said: "It will improve the Syrian air force. . . . We have to find ways to match this plane." Several Soviet-built MIG-23s, formerly Syria's top fighter, were shot down by the Israelis in 1982 during Israel's invasion of Lebanon. President Zia ul-Haq, responding to recent bomb attacks in Pakistan, has created special tribunals with broad authority over cases of terrorism and other crimes, Justice Minister Wasim Sajjid said. The one-man, provincial tribunals will be allowed to deny bail and rule on any act that "in the opinion of the government is . . . shocking to public morality or has led to public outrage or created panic or an atmosphere of fear or anxiety, amongst the public." Sajjid denied that the tribunals will be used against political opponents. 2,800 workers have been affected. Former Colorado Sen. Gary Hart has added 135 acres to his mountain property to keep reporters and other curious onlookers at a greater distance from his home in Kit-tredge, Colo., the woman who sold him the land said. Ruth Brainerd, who in 1985 sold Hart the Kittredge home she and her husband had lived in for 55 years, said that Hart wanted the surrounding land for the sake of his family's privacy, two Denver newspapers reported. The papers said records show that Hart used a loan from actor Warren Beatty to purchase the added land for $270,000 on July 15. Astronomers have concluded that massive, energy -sucking black holes are at the centers of two of the Milky Way's neighboring galaxies, designated as M31 and M32, findings that indicate the masses could force the eventual collapse of these star systems. The researchers said their conclusions, announced by the National Science Foundation and other institutions, are based on telescope observations and new computations of masses and velocities within the galaxies. Black holes are concentrations of matter so dense that they have collapsed upon themselves and nothing, not even light, can escape their intense gravitational pull. Desperate calls for help from residents of a burning high-rise apartment building in New York City were ignored and even laughed at by fire dispatchers who mistakenly believed that the blaze was under control, it was reported. The fire at the Schomburg Plaza tower on March 22 killed seven people. A Fire Department investigation found that two dispatchers failed to tell fire officials about people who reported they were trapped, resulting in a 16-minute delay in rescue efforts, the New York Daily News reported. It was not determined whether any of the calls came from people who died. Associated Press Hot spell Patrick Strawbridge, 9, cools off front brought some relief Sunday to with a lawn sprinkler in Wilmington, Del. A cool the scorched Northeast. (Story on Page 11) The Region Fumes Overcome Airport Fumes wafting from a chemical leak overcame two America West Airlines cargo handlers at a Los Angeles International Airport warehouse before firefighters contained the spill. John Hicks, supervisor of operations for the Department of Airports, said the two unidentified cargo handlers were treated at the Centinela Hospital Medical Center's airport facility for breathing difficulties and skin irritations and released. Hicks said the two men were transporting boxes of a foam resin agent inside America West's warehouse when one box began leaking fluid, releasing fumes that overcame the workers. Hicks said that although the airport has rules against the loading of hazardous materials in that area the chemical was not considered to be dangerous. A fundamentalist minister who has prayed for the death of Supreme Court justices supporting abortion asked his followers to join him in praying for the removal of ailing Justice Harry A. Blackmun "in any way that God sees fit." In a Newsmakers Is It a Bird or a Plane? No, Like any loyal Boston Red Sox fan, Manuel Rose sat in front of his television set, absorbed in a game. But the 68-year-old Rose, who has a wooden leg, did not notice that his house was on fire. To the rescue charged none other than Super Mayor, Raymond L. Flynn. "I was watching television . . . I heard the front door crash in and all of a sudden Mayor Flynn is standing in my parlor," Rose said. "I said, 'What the hell are you doing here?' " Flynn, 48, who hours earlier had announced his candidacy for a second term, is a man of action, not words. He carried Rose down three flights of stairs and out of the building. "Somebody told him Flynn that I have an artificial leg. So I'm telling him, 'Let me walk. I can walk. Give me a chance.' He carried me. Flynn carried and dragged me out," Rose said. Flynn has a history of performing heroic feats, the latest being two weeks ago in which he helped police capture a man holed up with a rifle and a pit bull terrier. But the Boston Globe, in an editorial on the pit bull incident, urged the mayor to be a "little less derring-do. The sermon to his Fundamentalist Baptist Tabernacle congregation, meeting at the Ambassador Hotel, the Rev. R.L. Hymers asked his followers to hold hands, bow their heads and direct their prayers against Blackmun, 78, a key member of the high court's liberal wing, who recently suffered a recurrence of prostate cancer. "Pray with me now," Hymers said, "for God to remove Harry Blackmun from office in any way that God sees fit." Hymers condemned Blackmun and other justices as "pro-death" for their landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortions. A family reunion ended in tragedy in Mesquite, Tex., when a 3-year-old boy from Los Angeles drowned in a whirlpool spa, despite efforts by relatives to revive him. Jacob Alda, the only son of Al and Ruth Alda, was pronounced dead at Mesquite Community Hospital, police said. The boy and his 24-year-old mother were visiting the boy's aunt, Becky Hall, and decided to go swimming after lunch. The boy fell into the spa while his mother and vC" 'gj&tjiftiiiik I I t 9 1 : Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn, city needs a strong, capable mayor, not Captain Marvel." It's only right. If baby's on the way, dad should know about it. So, Griffin Hospital in Derby, Conn., has been passing out free telephone beeper-pagers to expectant fathers Cargo Crew grandfather, Carl Hall, were swimming in the pool nearby, Becky Hall said. Both rushed to pull him out and Carl Hall, a former volunteer paramedic, began resuscitation efforts immediately, aided by a daughter-in-law who is a registered nurse. "It was ironic that they knew what to do and did it and still couldn't save him," the aunt said. The field office of Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay sustained water damage after a fire in another part of the building was extinguished, officials said. About 10 Los Angeles City Fire Department engine companies responded to the blaze at 4266 S. Central Ave., Fire Department spokesman Jim Williamson said, and took about 35 minutes to extinguish the flames in an upstairs apartment and attic. Lindsay's office was located on the first floor, directly below, and suffered no fire damage. Damage to the building's structure and contents was estimated at $95,000. The cause of the fire was under investigation. It's Boston 's United Pkm International right, talks to resident after fire. to prepare them for the big event. Griffin Vice President William C. Powanda said that patients "love" the new service. "Even if his work requires traveling through Connecticut, both mother and father know he can be reached in a minute," Powanda said. Griffin's The State A sickly, newborn porpoise that washed up on Miwok Beach north of San Francisco died, despite around-the-clock efforts by more than 100 volunteers to keep her alive. Officials said the calf's immune system was believed to have been severely weakened because she did not drink her mother's milk, containing the fortifier colostrom, during her first 24 hours of life. Marine mammal specialists at the Marine World Africa USA park in Vallejo had given the calf only a slight chance of survival, but offers to help her poured in from throughout the country, nonetheless. Several nursing human mothers even offered their own milk, but veterinarians said it would not help. The calf died of complications due to pneumonia. The Tehama County Grand Jury has asked the FBI to investigate charges that a top state parole official received a payoff from a marijuana grower and posed in a pornographic movie, according to a copyrighted story in the Sacramento Bee. The story said the grand jury did not specifically name Ronald E. Koenig, chairman of the state Board of Prison Terms and former Tehama County sheriff, but added that a private investigator presented the grand jury with tape recorded interviews containing statements by a woman who said she saw a homemade pornographic film featuring a nude Koenig and two young girls, and with a prison inmate who said Koenig once tipped him that there was to be a raid on a marijuana plot he and a friend were cultivating, for which the inmate's partner paid Koenig $3,000. Koenig said the allegations were "untrue" and "ridiculous." The last of the six Solano County Jail escapees was back behind bars after Oakland police picked him up for jaywalking. Wesley Johnson, . who is awaiting trial on weapons and stolen-property charges, was arrested after a records check revealed that he had escaped from the jail in Fairfield a week earlier. Four of the other escapees were picked up earlier in San Francisco and Vacaville, while the fifth surrendered a few hours after the escape. The diamond pendant and other jewelry that led to the capture of "prison lovebirds," who engineered . a daring prison helicopter escape in order to be together, has been sold at auction, authorities reported. In a federal bankruptcy court auction in Oakland, jewelry owned by Ronald Mcintosh and Samantha Lopez, who escaped from a federal prison in Pleasanton, but recaptured 10 days later, were snapped up in five minutes. "It's one of the more exciting love stories I've heard for a long time," one buyer said. "I'm glad to own a piece of it." Officials said the proceeds were being used to repay investors for the swindle that had originally sent Mcintosh to jail. Fly in ' Flynn Childbirth Center includes a Jacuzzi for mothers in labor, double beds in case dad wants to sleep over and gourmet meals served on china. It's no wonder that since the center opened in March, more than 300 babies have been born, an increase of 29 over last year. "Greetings from Virginia," Gary D. Keffer of Chesapeake, Va., started his letter to President Reagan. "I regret to inform you that there is once again trouble in the colonies. This time it does not involve a tax on tea .... I am now feeling distrustful of the United States government due to my financial devastation." The nub of the 12-year-old boy's problem was the Internal Revenue Service, which had seized his $10.35 savings because of his parents' $900 tax debt. The problem was that Gary's funds had been commingled with those of his parents. Gary had been saving for a $2,000 project: the restoration of a 1965 Mustang. "The IRS ought to do a little more research before they go taking somebody's money," Gary said. -JAMES MARNELL

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