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Gaidar endorsed MOSCOW CAP) Yegor Gaidar, the former economics czar in Boris Yeltsin's government, won strong endorsement Monday as head of a new political party that hopes to strengthen reform forces and the growth of a market economy. Gaidar was elected chairman of the new party, which is called Russia's Democratic Choice, by a vote of 490-14 on the second day of a congress to reorganize his followers. Reform parties suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of nationalists and Communists in parliamentary elections in December, and they have been ineffectual in the new legislature. Delegates to the congress also elected Oleg Boiko, the 30-year-old director of the Olbi Co., a giant trading company and chairman of National Credit Bank, as head of the party's executive committee. Delegates voted to call the new party Russia's Democratic Choice. Caterpillar AURORA, 111. (AP) - As leaders of the United Auto Workers called off a six-day strike at Caterpillar Inc.'s Aurora plant, workers trying to return to the job found the factory's gates locked. The company will not allow any of the striking workers to return until union leaders promise not to strike over issues similar to the one that caused this strike, Caterpillar spokesman Terry Thorstenson said late Sunday. The union responded that it would never make such a promise. "We're not going to guarantee them that we will not exercise our rights," John Paul Yarbrough, president of UAW Local 145, said today. "We're not about to give up something that through the years we have fought for." Thorstenson denied that workers are being locked out and said the company considers the strike to be continuing. Jet crashes MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - Archaeologist team racing to save history of Test Site MERCURY (AP) - William Gray Johnson envisions the Nevada Test Site becoming a national monument to the Cold War or maybe leven the place of a popular thermal museum. Johnson is leading a team of archaeologists racing to protect the history of the Test Site, once ground zero for hundreds of nuclear-bomb tests. "As we look at alternate uses of the Test Site, we may start demolishing stuff that has been around since the beginning," says Department of Energy spokesman Derek Scammell. "We want to know what to save, what we shouldn't carry off to the scrapheap." That gives purpose to the work by the Desert Research Institute and Johnson, who was quoted in Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune. Researchers from the Desert Research Institute have focused their . studies on remains from the 100 atmospheric nuclear-bomb tests between 1951 and 1962. It is the radioactive fallout from those above-ground tests that many "down-winders" in southern Utah blame for human and livestock health ailments. "History was the last thing that entered the minds of most of the people who worked here," says Johnson, a Floridian trained in the study of prehistoric cultures. "The Cold War was part of our lives and then, almost before we realized it it ended. You can read about it but this is a place on the planet where you can actually see something." More nuclear bombs have blown up on the parched federal preserve, 65 miles north of Las Vegas. Of the 925 announced nuclear tests conducted here from 1951 to 1992, most were detonated underground in tunnels or shafts. During the early stages of testing, however, nuclear bombs were hung from towers and balloons, shot out of cannons and planes, and dropped from bombers. Amid the wreckage, Johnson and his colleagues are conducting the first historical documentation of arti Fri., June 10 thru Thu., June 16 Adults $5.50 - Children $3.50 Matinees Frl, Set a Sun. - 4:30 p.m. $3.50 Movie look better on the BIG SCREEN No discount tickets on premier movies City Slickers II Fnmfcr (PG-13). Starring Billy Crystal No Paten Shows 7:00 & 9:10 p.m. No Thursday Discount r Flintstonet (pgi. )rjk Starring John Goodman Shows 7:10 & 9:10 p.m. Thursday Discount The Cowboy Way (pg-13), Starring Woody Harrelson, Keiler Sutherland Shows 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Thursday Discount Maverick (pgi. Starring Mel Gibson. 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The crash was under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration. Cop convicted PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A suspended policeman was convicted Saturday of shooting three teen-agers to death, including one who had filed a brutality lawsuit against him. Prosecutors said Robert Sabetta Jr., 25, walked into a car repair shop April 13, 1993, and shot four teenagers because he feared for his job at the Foster Police Department. The fourth teen was injured and another man escaped harm by hiding under a car. Killed were Frank Sherman. 16. his brother Charles Sherman III. 17, and their friend, Jeremy Bullock. 19. The shootings occurred two weeks after Sabetta was indicted on a charge of smashing Frank Shermans mouth with a flashlight during a traffic stop. Police believe Sabetta wanted revenge for the lawsuit. Sabetta, who tried to commit suicide April 17, 1993, while in jail, was also convicted of one count of assault with intent to murder Darryl Drake. 19, who survived a bullet in the facts at the Nevada Test Site and their final report is due out this month. In it they recommend preser vation of everythingnfromii.toasted ( wood-frame - houses to lunar like ; craters. "I can envision a day when you won't need (radiation) badges for entering some sections of the Test Site," says Scammell. "When we can loosen things up and make it easier for people to come out here." The DOE now gives periodic public tours of the Test Site. Workers and visitors on the grounds all must wear a personal "thermoluminescent dosimeter" badge. Costing the government S50 each, the badges record exposure to potentially harmful gamma rays. X-rays and beta radiation. Visitors can view weathered concrete and steel anchors, which held the bombs tower in place; the steel-mesh cages near blast sites that were used to contain small animals for scientific studies; and the earthen craters the bomb's created. Before the relics are lost, Johnson hopes the Nevada Test Site is recognized as important to history as a Civil War battlefield or an Apollo lunar landing site. "I still have never found any of the mannequins they used in some of the civil-defense tests, the kind you saw in the old black-and-white movies," chest Drake, who was not present for the verdict testified against Sabetta. The jury reached the verdict in about four hours and Judge Dominic Cresto scheduled sentencing for July 20. Sabetta's defense lawyer John Ci-cilline said he would appeal the convictions. Deadly bacteria ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A strain of bacteria that rapidly destroys human flesh has killed an Orange County woman, one of several southern Californians infected with the deadly strain. The 36-year-old woman died four weeks ago after the bacteria, known as Group A streptococcus, caused her lungs and kidneys to fail, said Lincoln Spurgeon, chief of medicine at Kaiser Permanente Orange Count' Medical Center. The bacteria caused a massive shock to the woman's system, and destroyed flesh and muscle tissue, Spurgeon said. The victims name was withheld at her family's request. Her death was announced during a Friday news conference called .to celebrate the discharge of another woman, Kimberly Johnson, 23, of Stanton, who survived the disease. The two women were among six Orange County residents infected with the deadly strain in recent weeks. Reno runway RENO (AP) The first phase of an $80 million runway project at Reno Cannon International Airport is complete. Airport and elected officials were on hand Sunday to open an extended secondary runway, which previously was too short for commercial airline traffic. The project is being funded with a federal grant. The secondary runway will be the only runway in operation next summer when work continues on the main runway. When the entire project is complete, the airport will have two run-wavs for commercial traffic. Johnson says. "But one of these days, I'm going to find a grave full of them. It will be like discovering King Tut-s- Tomb; romb." j to he NCI forjmonths. Vegas airport official discusses new tower LAS VEGAS (AP) - Residents of the southeast section of Las Vegas are likely to notice an increase in aircraft noise if the city council approves an 813-foot extension to the Stratosphere Tower, an airport official says. The tower is under construction and is currently about 800 feet high, with a height of 1,012 approved by city officials. But casino owner Bob Stupak wants to add another 813 feet to the project, making it the tallest structure in the world. McCarran International Airport officials are opposed, saying the added height will force the busy airport to reroute some air traffic, causing delays that could cost airlines $20 million a year. Developers of the tower discount the concerns, saying the record height could make the tower a major tourist attraction. The city council, which is spending $25,000 for a consultant to study the j " Rock Bottom I S Pricing y Lowest of IlK Year -l POOL & SPA INC. "(axing Idaho andfyigkboring Statu sinu 1978" Tuesday, ational v director WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Cancer Institute director said Monday that new competition for a major cancer research project that has been tainted by fraud is necessary to re-establish public confidence in clinical research. Sam Broder said allowing other research institutions to compete for the grant to the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project is the only way to restore the project "to its previous glory." The institute's board of scientific counselors was taking up a proposal to open competition for management of the project, known as NSABP, a leading clinical trial program that has been based at the University of Pittsburgh since 1958. Broder told the board that one plan calls for giving the current directors until September to select a new director and then opening competition for the grant to everyone, giving the candidates at least one year to prepare the proposal. "We're trying to solve a problem and this is the way I think would be the fairest" he said. Broder said that the current leadership of the NSABP has achieved significant accomplishments in the treatment of cancer and in the way in which medicine is practiced. But in recent years there have been problems, including the discovery of fraud and there is now a need for correction, Broder said. "No grantee anywhere has an entitlement" he said. Each grantee has to continually prove that it is entitled to the funds provided by the American taxpayer through the institute, Broder added. The NCI provides $8 million to $10 million a year for the NSABP and in its a 35-year history the research project has dramatically affected the way cancer is treated among patients worldwide. At its height more than 5,000 physicians at 484 institutions were participating in the clinical research. Dr. Bernard Fisher, founder of the program, is a legendary figure in the field, credited with pioneering efforts to verify new treatments for cancer of the breast and bowel. But the discovery earlier this year that some data in a NSABP breast cancer study was falsified has staggered the clinical trial program and toppled Fisher from its leadership. Earlier this year, the NCI confirmed that a Canadian researcher, Dr. Roger Poisson of St Luc's Hospital in Montreal, participating in a key breast cancer treatment study had been falsifying data since the 1970s. The fraud was uncovered by the NSABP officials but not reported issue, is scheduled to make a decision on the addition Wednesday. Airport officials say the tower would force westbound aircraft to turn east rather than west after taking off from McCarran 's north-south runway. Turning west would route the aircraft too close to the tower. Under the new takeoff arrangement, the planes would turn east then loop south under incoming aircraft before turning west. The new flight pattern would take departing aircraft across the Green Valley and Henderson areas, and at lower altitudes because they would be departing under the flight patterns of incoming aircraft, according to Jacob Snow, McCarran's principal planner. The Federal Aviation Administration has declared the tower a hazard to aircraft. The Florida consultant hired by the city council has suggested the greater concern might be , the tower's effect on airport capacity. Every Spa is priced to move!! Don't Let This Truckload Sale Pass You Buy! THIS WEEK ONLY-JUNE 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th LESBO'S HOME CENTER PARKING LOT ON IDAHO STREET-ACROSS FROM CITY PARK V 4-PERSONSPA COMPLETE $2695.00 June 14, 1994 ELKO DAILY Cancer discusses fraud Once the fraud was reported and confirmed, the NCI informed the Office of Research Integrity, a policing agency of the U.S. Public Health Service. In 1993, the agency debarred Poisson from receiving research grants. The fraud was generally unknown, however, until the Chicago Tribune reported on it earlier this year. The revelation shook Ihe cancer establishment Poisson had enrolled 354 patients in a study of 2,100 patients that compared two fundamentally different ways of treating breast cancer. The finding was that treating breast cancer by removing the tumors, followed by radiation, was as effective as masectomy, in which the whole Top causes of death Cause Heart disease Cancer Strokes 1 6.6 Lung diseases 1 4.2 Accidents 1 1 4.1 Pneumoniaflu I 1 3.6 Diabetes Q 2.3 Suicide Q 1.4 AIDS Q 1.4 Homicide Q Liver disease Q 1.2 Kidney disease Q 1.0 Chernobyl NEW YORK (AP) - Energy-hungry Ukraine might not only keep two nuclear reactors at Chernobyl operating, it may restart a third reactor shut down after a fire, The New York Times reported Monday. A secret directive from President Leonid Kravchuck, which the Natural Resources Defense Council gave the newspaper, says the reactor shut down after a 1991 fire should be started up again in 1995, the Times said. That move would leave closed only the reactor destroyed in the 1986 nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl. Two months ago, Ukrainian leaders promised to close down the flawed plant entirely. Some officials, however, believe that nuclear power is the only realistic alternative to de-pendance on Russian gas. Western scientists fear the unst DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON? Rod Stewart . I Fats Domino fr ' - Mel Gibson tf7GD Barney . ff WyattEarp yr' 4: Congratulations X " or Condolences... Call 738-1 286 I L . J Celebrating The 2nd 25th Birthday Tropical Waters Spas & Supplies OF ELKO MADELYN BlLLINGTON (702) 738-6307 1905 View Drive Elko, Nevada 89801 v "Serving you since 1987" FREE PRESS, Elko, Nevada 13 Institute breast is surgically removed. Thousands of breast cancer patients had chosen the breast-sparing option. When the fraud was announced, suddenly many patients expressed fear that they had made the wrong choice. And other women, yet to make the choice, were uncertain what to do. NCI quickly assured the public that the fraud, which the agency had known about for more than three years, did not affect the fundamental results of the study. But the agency later acknowledged that it had not analyzed the revised study and, in fact about 10 studies using false data from Poisson were published even after the fraud was known. reactors able plant's continued operation could lead to another disaster that would spew radioactivity across Europe. While the White House works to persuade Ukraine to keep its promise, officials are divided over the best way to encourage that, the Times said. While the State Department favors helping Ukraine build at least three Soviet-style reactors already under construction, the Energy Department says the West should not help build reactors that some call flawed. Energy Department officials say the West should help Ukraine become more energy efficient and help construct plants based on renewable resources like wind. Western leaders are scheduled to review the situation at next month's Group of Seven meeting in Italy. HotSpring' Portable Sius Percent 23.7 J 100 Bank J Financing RIVER SPAS.

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