The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on January 5, 1982 · 8
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · 8

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Tuesday, January 5, 1982
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Page 8 THE HERALD, Provo, Utah. Tuesday, January 5. 1982 Washout at this point near Richmond, Calif., caused Amtrak derailment which injured 12. I PI Telephotos Derailment at Washout Injures 1 2 RICHMOND, Calif. (UPI) A trestle washed out by northern Calfornia's worst winter storms in 20 years may have caused an Amtrak passenger train derailment that injured 12 people. Six of the eight cars of the San Francisco-to-Chicago Zephyr, which was carrying about 350 people, derailed Monday in floodwaters on the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay. Most of the passengers walked away from the derailment site through knee-deep water, but others had to be removed by helicopter or boat, a Contra Costa County sheriff's department spokesman said. An Amtrak representative in Oakland said all the injuries were "moderate to minor." Seven of the injured were taken to Brookside Hospital in Richmond and five others were taken to Richmond Hospital. All of the victims were complaining generally of "pains," a hospital spokesperson said, but the exact nature of the injuries was not known. An Amtrak spokesman said the National Transportation Safety Board would determine the cause of the derailment. Amtrak said the train was traveling at a slow rate of speed because of the stormy weather. Jung Ha Lee of Amtrak in Washington, DC, said a trestle collapsed but the train passed over it and then derailed a short distance away. "There was water on the track, but how much I don't know," Amtrak spokesman Susan Dole said in nearby Oakland. "Whether that (water) was the cause, at this point in time we just do not know. "The train goes over a trestle about there, and I understand the trestle washed out, but the train was beyond the trestle when it washed out." A witness said the last car took the worst of the jolt. Newsman John Van Landingham said the car uncoupled and skidded forward tearing up railroad ties for about 200 yards before it came to a stop. "One Amtrak employee I talked to said the car was airborne for a time at the time of impact," Van Landingham said. Most of the injured were removed from that car, he said. Five other cars derailed toward the middle of the train but they remained in the rail roadbed, he said. The Zephyr is Amtrak's primary east-west train, running from Oakland through Reno, Nev.; Ogden, Utah; Denver; Lincoln, Neb., and parts of Illinois to Chicago. The derailment site was 17 miles east of Oakland. The westbound Zephyr was a few miles east of the derailment site, heading into Oakland. &-.;: . 4 p A Sj 0 "mm J Rescue workers remove one of the injured Amtrak passengers. National Briefs Shotgun Barrage Kills Wrong Two? NEW YORK (UPI) Suspected gangland hitmen chased a convicted pornographer through Brooklyn with a barrage of shotgun fire, wounding the reputed mob member and killing his son and an innocent women in her home. Police said Joseph Peraino Sr. and his son Joseph jr. were fleeing from a car Monday night when they apparently tried to hide by running up the steps of a home. The two were about to pound on the door when a series of shotgun blasts exploded through the quiet neighborhood, killing the younger Peraino, 30, and wounding his father, police said. One of the blasts went through the window of the home and hit Veronica Zuraw, 52. She was jpronounced dead at the scene. Charges Mount In Rape at Concert CHICAGO (UPI) - Five more gang members have been charged in the sexual assault of an 18-year- old woman during a rhythm and blues concert last week as spectators watched. A total of nine youths have been charged in the case, with bond set as high as $125,000. One of the nine was still being sought today and police said others may still be implicated. Thousands of concertgoers were in the International Amphitheatre Wednesday when as many as 15 gang members surrounded the woman from Cicero, 111., stripped and beat her and robbed both her male and female companions. Police said the youths shouted gang slogans as they assaulted her. E. Howard Hunt Requests Pardon WASHINGTON (UPI) - E. Howard Hunt, former White House aide and Watergate conspirator, wants President Reagan to pardon him for his conviction arising from the 1972 break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters. Hunt, who served 32 months in jail for Watergate crimes, told United Press International Monday the request for a pardon was a "very normal thing to do." "I have no comment on it at this time," Hunt said of his request. "If the pardon should be granted, then Ml have comment at that time." Hunt, 63, who listed an address in Miami, filed an application with the Justice Department last Oct. 14, it was learned Monday. Young Appeals For White Support ATLANTA (UPI) - Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young became Atlanta's second black mayor Monday night with a promise not to forget the city's white minority. "The former minority is now the majority and with that opportunity comes new responsibility," Young said in his inaugural address to about 7,000 supporters, most of them black. "We cannot in good conscience allow ourselves to forget the bitter fruit of alienation that we tasted when we were invisible men and women." The audience in the cavernous Omni basketball arena was sprinkled with allies from the 20-year political odyssey that took Young from the streets of Selma and Memphis to the halls of Congress and the United Nations. No Annual Fee. Credit b 8111118. Lzz3 ApdIv Today. YOU ARE INVITED to a FREE SEMINAR Robert G. Allen is pleased to announce that Mr. Wade B. Cook, author of HOW TO BUILD A REAL ESTATE MONEY MACHINE will be speaking in Provo. Wednesday, January 6, 1982 7 p.m. Holiday InnProvo COME AND LEARN: How to find properties way under market value How to avoid negative cash flows How to use owner financing and why How to create a large, steady, increasing monthly income AND MORE- CALL 216-2167 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AN ALLEN GROUP PRESENTATION Federal Affidavit Accuses Two as Casino Mobsters LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) -Nevada hotel-casino owners Al Sachs and Herb Tobman are figureheads for the Chicago La Cosa Nostra and responsible for providing the mob with money skimmed from their casinos, according to a federal affidavit unsealed in federal court Monday. Sachs and Tobman. longtime Nevada gaming figures, head Trans Sterling Corp. : which purchased the Las Vegas Stardust and Fremont Hotels in 1979 from San Diego financier Allen Glick for $68 million. The transaction called for a $2 million downtown payment and assumption of a $66 million loan from the Central States Southeast and Southwest Pension Funds. "Al Sachs and Herb Tobman continue to be the figureheads for the Chicago La Cosa Nostra and responsible for providing skim monies to the mob from their casinos," according to information provided to the FBI by an informant in 1981, the affidavit said. "... there appears to be some friction between Sachs and Tobman but the skim from the Stardust, Fremont and Sundance Hotel-casinos continues as before." the document 1981 Autos Recap Gloomy DETROIT (UPI) -A dismal December report ended 1981 for the nation's Big Four automakers, who built 2.5 percent fewer cars last year than during the dreary 1980 production year. The only glimmer of good news Monday came in truck production, which was up 21.2 percent above 1980 thanks to the introduction of new models and a resurgence of interest in haulers. With all but Volkswagen of America Inc. reporting, automakers said they built 6,665,238 autos in the United States and Canada last year, down 2.5 percent from 6,762,424 in 1980. In December, production slumped to 376,920 autos, down 25 percent from the 501,529 built by the major automakers the year before. But automakers turned out 2,093,603 trucks last year up 21.1 percent from the 1,726,722 produced in the United States and Canada in 1980. However, last month's truck production was still more than 16 percent below the December 1980 figure. VW figures, as well as several automakers' sales figures, were expected later today. Chrysler Corp. posted the year's only across-the-board gains. Its 1981 car production of 818,836 models was up 15.2 percent over 1980 said. The Stardust Hotel is located on the Las Vegas "strip" and the Fremont Hotel is located in the downtown area. Tobman and Sachs also operate the downtown Las Vegas Sundance hotel-casino on property leased from Morris "Moe" Dalitz., a reputed crime figure who moved to Nevada in the 1950s from Cleveland. Neither Tobman nor Sachs were immediately available for comment. One informant, according to the affidavit, said the chief mechanics of the skim for Sachs were Stardust Hotel casino manager Lou Salerno and Stardust Hotel assistant casino manager Freddie Pandolfo. "One confidential source has furnished reliable information concerning political corruption and skimming on at least 12 occasions," said the FBI affidavit. The document made no further reference to political corruption. 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