The Hanford Sentinel from Hanford, California on March 4, 1983 · 2
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Friday, March 4, 1983
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Page 2 Friday, March 4, 1983 The Hanford Sentinel In Brief Nation Next stop... Donald Linn takes advantage of a break in the weather Thursday morn-. ing to catch a ride back to his home in Bakersfield. Linn had been visiting his brother, who is stationed at Lemoore Naval Air Station. Sant Inal Photo by Craif Smith Pope John Paul II lands in Nicaragua Local archbishop still critical of government MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) Pope John Paul II arrived in Nicaragua today amid a bitter dispute between the embattled Roman Catholic church and the Sandinista government over his visit, the second stop of his Central American tour. The popes DC-10 plane arrived at 10:07 a.m. EST at Sandino airport in humid Managua, which was draped with Vatican and blue and white Nicaraguan flags. People ran along the fences outside the airport to get a good look at the papal plane as it taxied to the terminal. An honor guard of Sandinista soldiers and a military band stood by. But Nicaraguan Archbishop Miguel Obando y Bravo was quoted by a Costa Rican newspaper as accusing the government of trying to manipulate participation of Catholics in todays public mass in Managua. The prelate, an opponent of the Sandimstas, charged that the government had taken control of all transportation to the plaza where the pope will speak, he told the San Jose newspaper La Republica. The Sandmistas, meanwhile, launched a major propaganda effort to show that their leftist revolution was aligned with Catholic ideals. The visit to Nicaragua where five Catholic churchmen defy a Vatican request to step down from government posts is viewed with particular interest because the Sandinista s, as well as their enemies, are seeking papal support John Pauls peace mission to Central America and Haiti was overshadowed Thursday by Guatemala's firing squad execution of six men despite a Vatican appeal they be pardoned or their sentences reduced. A Vatican official said the executions were an "affront to the pope's prestige and an insult to the pope." Three of the men were convicted by a secret military court for rape and knkiapping and the other three were condemned for political terrorism. Sources said Vatican officials advised the pope to cancel the trip Monday to Guatemala because of potential danger in the nation where bitter divisions pit Roman Catholics against fundamentalist Protestants. But Rev. Romeo Panciroli, Vatican spokesman, said there have been no changes" in the itinerary, indicating the trip to Guatemala would go on as planned. He called the executions a serious setback ... for diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Guatemala." Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt, a "born-again" Christian who abandoned the Roman Catholic Church, said in a statement issued m Guatemala City that the six were executed because "nobody is above the law. Mini-OPEC session isn't successful 1 LONDON (UPI) - OPEC oil ministers i set moretalks today aimed at halting a -I worldwide oil-price collapse, with agreement eluding them and Britain rebuffing . requests to hold up its price cut on North Sea petroleum. Key officials of the cartel met Thursday with non-OPEC producer Britain, while a five-hour mini-OPEC session failed to ; find a way to cut prices $4 to $5 from the 334 benchmark figure, Arab diplomats - and British officials said. They said OPEC urged Britain to hold off cutting the price of its North Sea oil by $3 a barrel so OPEC-member Nigeria could be persuaded to adjust its whopping reduction of $5.50 a barrel the cut threatening the cartels stability. But, they said, Britain had not accepted the plea. An Energy Department spokesman repeated the British position Britain could not be bound by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Officials slated more talks today, again bringing together the ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait, Indonesia, Algeria and Libya. British Energy Minister Nigel Lawson met Thursday with United Arab Emirates Oil Minister Mana Saeed al Otaiba, hosting the OPEC talks, and Venezuelan Oil Minister Humberto Calderon Berti, an Energy Department spokesman said. Asked Thursday whether the producers can reach an expected agreement to cut the benchmark price by 34 to 35 a barrel, Otaiba said, "We hope so." But Algerian Oil Minister Belkacem Nabi said "there has been no agreement" The London meeting of all but five of Hie 1s-natlon''cartel was triggered by Nigeria's breaking ranks and fears that failure to arrive at an orderly price reduction would cause oil prices to crash worldwide. Libyan Oil Minister Kamel Hassan Maghour joined the talks unexpectedly, leaving out only five members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Iran, Iraq, Qatar, Gabon and Ecuador. Maghour arrived despite OPEC rebel Iran's call Wednesday to Libya to resist a price cut Clovis woman convicted LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) Ella Joan Williams, the girlfriend of convicted extortionist-bomber John Birges Sr., was convicted Thursday of taking part in the I960 plot to bomb Harveys resort at Lake Tahoe. Williams, 49, of Clovis, was the last of the defendants to stand trial in the case. She was found guilty of attempted extortion, conspiracy and interstate travel in aid of extortion. The defendant was found innocent of a fourth count of transporting explosives. The jury of eight women and four men began deliberating Williams fate Weckiesday. The woman, a former probation officer, faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. She is to be sentenced April 22 by visiting U.S. District Judge Walter Craig. Birges Sr., 61, now serving a 20-year sentence, was the mastermind of the extortion attempt which involved placing a 900-pound, home-made explosive device in the resort Aug. 26, 1980. The bomb carved a five-story hole in the resort as bomb experts failed in an attempt to disarm it the following day. No one was injured and a 33 million ransom demand was not paid. State Foat still in state LOS ANGELES (UPI) Apparent errors found in Louisiana murder charges have again stalled the extradition of feminist Ginny Foat. the California National Organization for Women leader jailed in the tire-iron slaying of a businessman. Municipal Court Judge Michael Tynan granted a continuance Thursday in Foat's extradition hearing. Her attorney said the extradition warrant was in error and asked for the postponement until April 4 to appeal it and seek a writ of habeas corpus for her release. Foat, 42, on leave from her position as state NOW president, was arraigned on the warrant by Tynan. Her attorney, Robert Tuller, said the warrant was in error in saying the alleged murder occurred in 1977 instead of 1965. Police seek girl's killer RED BLUFF (UPI) Tehama County sheriffs detectives were searching Friday for the man who kidnapped, assaulted and then murdered a 14-year-old Red Bluff girl on her way to school. abducted as she walked to classes at the Seventh , Day Adventist Church in Red Bluff, less than six blocks from her home, early Thursday morning. Less than four hours later, her bound and gagged body was discovered by a reserve deputy. It was lying along Pine Creek four miles away, he said. She had been shot once in the back of the head. Valley State jobless rate reaches new high Reagan seeks daring SACRAMENTO (UPI) - California posted a record 11.2 percent unemployment rate in February, shandy higher than the nationwide figure of 10.4 percent, it was reported today. The state jobless rate last month mat died the original unemployment figures for November, which was later revised to 11.1 percent, said Mike Cimini of foe federal Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington D.C. The January unemployment rate was 11 percent, the same jobless rate that was posted in December, he said. Last months rate was the highest for the state since our office began keeping the unemployment statistics in 1970, Cimini said. It was also significantly higher than the 8.9 percent unemployment rate in Feburary 1982, and the 8 percent rate posted for February 1981. Last month there were 1,370,000 people unemployed, up 17,000 from the month before. People with jobs last month numbered 10,893,000, down 16,000 from a month earlier and 75,000 less the same period last year. Californias unemployment continued to rank fifth among the countrys 10 larges states, Cimini said. Michigan still topped the list with 14.8 percent unemployed; Ohio had 13.6 percent; Illinois showed with 13.5 percent and Pennsylvania had 13.2 percent. Following Californias 11.2 percent seasonally adjusted rate was Floridas 9.7 percent; New Yorks 8.8 percent; Texas 8.8 percent; New Jerseys 8.5 percent and Massachusetts 7.6 percent. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - President Reagan today called on American businessmen to display daring in the international marketplace and "outsell the pants off this nations competitors." Reagan, outlining his free trade beliefs with the verve of a door-to-door salesman, told an elite audience of professionals his administration intends to help, not obstruct, them in their quest for new customers around the world. For too long, government has treated the entrepreneur more as an enemy than an ally," he said in remarks prepared for delivery at a luncheon of the 80-year-old Commonwealth Club, the nation's oldest public affairs forum. Our administration has a better idea. We'D give you less bureaucracy if you give America your audacity. "We want you to out-plan, out-produce, and outsell the pants off this nations competitors. The president, taking an aggressive position against protectionism, said his policies would produce a positive framework for leading our producers and trading partners toward more open markets, greater freedom and human progress. Reagan's schedule today was packed with as many major items as he faces in most days in the White House. In addition to the important trade address watched closely by members of the international financial community the president was holding a strategy session with top administration leaders summoned to the West Coast and spending the evening by meeting for a third time with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II aboard her yacht. After the address to the Commonwealth Club, Reagan was to sit down with Secretary of State George Shultz, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger and Treasury Secretary Donald Regan for what aides termed a broad overview of new developments in international hot spots. The president and his wife Nancy were to spend the evening attending a glittering reception aboard the HMS Britannia as the queen and Prince Philip honor the Reagans' 31st wedding anniversary. The Law Offices of FARLEY & RYNDA Are Pleased To Announce That THOMAS DE SANTOS Has Become Associated With Their Firm 521 North Redington Street Hanford, California (209)584-2701' w f 9 4 1 rprr 4 A b Aw That V DM You Know 1 KIL Drive-In Hu Reopened? Cm IMIfcxinW -' MW TO YOU Coats - Sweaters Gold Tag WON Now Thru March 5 lOf S. Dovty Hmfoid IHJR POOL CHEMICALS Liquid Add, 4 gal. $6.75 201b. GGran. 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The complaints were made during a public hearing conducted by Ann Leavenworth, a member of the State Board of Education. San Joaquin Valley educators and parents testified that the proposed stiff er graduation requirements would boost the high school dropout rate. Thursday's public hearing in Fresno was one of nine being held throughout the state to find out how educators and parents feel about the proposed new graduation requirements. The proposed new regulations call for four years of English, three years of math including algebra id geometry, three years of social sciences, two of natural sciences, two years of foreign language, one of visual and performing arts and a semester of computer literacy. CHP: Restraint now law FRESNO (UPI) - Highway Patrol officials warned today that they were no longer issuing warnings for violation of the state's new child restraint law. Capt. J.D. 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