Longview Daily News from Longview, Washington on October 27, 1982 · 4
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Longview Daily News from Longview, Washington · 4

Longview, Washington
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Wednesday, October 27, 1982
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A4 The Dolly Newt Longview Wash Wednesday October 27 1982 Ex-astronaut Swigert campaigns for Congress against cancer Loi AngelesTlmei LITTLETON Colo — Former astronaut Jack Swigert is running hard Running hard for Congress against a Democrat And running hard against cancer His illness is no secret Upon his release from a hospital last month he called his staff together — a staff that is almost family to Swigert a bachelor — and told them he had cancer Two days later he announced his illness at a press conference "I was slightly disappointed” he said then of the diagnosis with tears in his eyes “It’s something like Houston saying ‘We have a slight problem with Apollo 13’ ” Then came grim prime-time television commercials of Swigert 51 “In the last few days I’ve learned that I have a new challenge" he said “Like 3 million other Americans I have cancer and I believe that you need to know that For a while I may have to stick to only eight or nine hours of work a day But I will continue my aggressive campaign I’m fortunate to have viewed our Earth from the moon and that vision has convinced me that technology and commitment will conquer any challenge’ I intend to be elected and I intend to serve you well" His announcement began perhaps the most poignant election campaign in the nation this year If the public response had been measured on a graph it would have been "straight up” campaign manager Bob Lee said “There was only one negative comment Everybody else said 'Boy I admire Jack Swigert That was a tough thing to do' ” There was never any thought of Swigert quitting the race no more thought of giving up now than there was when he was initially rejected for the astronaut program or when part of his spaceship blew up near the moon in 1970 He and two fellow astronauts on Apollo 13 limped 205000 miles back to Earth in America's closest brush with death in space “I'm a fighter” Swigert said in an interview “If somebody wants something bad enough and people believe in him and the doctors say ‘Hey this is something you're going to beat' why should you give up?" At the beginning of the campaign Swigert looked like a shoo-in Swigert resoundingly won the primary election in September just five months after he had a malignant tumor removed from his nose So completely was the cancer stopped then that the doctors never even suspected cancer again when Swigert developed back pains in August He ached and looked ill through the last stages of the primary campaign and with victory looking certain he entered the hospital on Sept 16 two days after the primary After more than a week of tests he was diagnosed as having bone marrow cancer 5 Swigert still leads In the polls and has been endorsed by both of Denver's daily newspapers "There are still enough unknowns about Swigert’s health that a vote for him is something of an act pf faith” the Denver Post editorialized “But we believe his ability to serve the state well-justifies that faith" 1 The doctors tell Swigert that he could live another 17 years given the type of cancer he has Swigert computes his future however in terms of re-elections “I believe tomorrow is going to be a better day" said the man who failed the first time he applied to be an astronaut and failed in his first political campaign for the Republicna nomination for a US Senate seat here in 1978 “I am optimistic” Swigert said “I m a shining example of what happens if you’re willing to work hard If you're willing to work hard you can do whatever you want to do" J De Lorean lawyer still haggling over bail LOS ANGELES (AP) - John Z De Lorean’s lawyer says he expects to reach agreement soon with federal prosecutors on posting bail for the jailed automaker and hopes to have him released "in a day or two” De Lorean has been held on $5 million bail since his arrest Oct 19 on charges of conspiring to possess 220 pounds of cocaine for distribution in what the government says was an effort to raise $60 million to save his faltering De Lorean Motor Co He must post $250000 in cash and unencumbered property worth the remaining $475 million to win his release "My entire efforts at this time are to see that bail is posted and that he gets out of jail and that’s what I'm going to do” lawyer Joseph Ball said Tuesday after meeting with De Lorean at the Terminal Island federal prison Meanwhile a Massachusetts car dealer said he’s offered to help De Lorean post bail because he thinks the automaker is "too talented to sit in a cell” Ernie Boch New England distributor for Subaru in Norwood Mass told the Daily Evening Item in Lee Mass that he is negotiating with De Lorean’s representatives to arrange collateral for $250000 which Boch says he will put up to help free De Lorean Boch 53 says he sold two or three De Lorean cars at $5000 off the $27000 list price since De Lorean’s arrest Oct 19 Boch said he doesn’t “condone anything involved with using or distributing drugs" but added "I just would hate to see the (De Lorean) company go down the drain” No to Reagan worth S3 million MIAMI (AP) - Saudi Sheik Mohammed al-Fassi says he will give a small Pennsylvania mill town $3 million if its 2200 registered voters sign a petition not to vote for ' President Reagan in 1984 The wealthy sheik said Tuesday he Is upset with Reagan for allegedly I ignoring pleas from Midland Pa - residents to save a struggling steel plant in the economically depressed town The Crucible Stainless and Alloy Division Mill was forced to close Oct 15 At its peak the plant employed some 5500 people “I sent a telegram to President Reagan asking him to help the people of Midland and all I got back were two letters from the president asking for contributions for the - Republican Party" Fassi told The Miami Herald on Tuesday night from Norfolk Va The sheik who donated $35000 to the town northwest of Pittsburgh last week so it could meet its operating costs through the end of the year told the newspaper: “When they send the petition ( pledging no Reagan votes) I will send the check" Midland borough secretary Ed Cilli said he is doubtful that there would be 100 percent support against the president "Even with the catastrophic events that have happened in Midland lately you'd never have unanimous support against the president" he said Cilli said he heard of the sheik’s proposal through reporters President urges people to vote for The Washington Post RALEIGH NC — President Reagan opened the final week of the 1982 congressional campaign Tuesday by urging Americans to “vote for your hopes not your fears" — casting himself as the messenger of hope and his critics as purveyors of fear In a speech that sought to evoke the kind of optimism about the economy that carried him to the presidency ii) 1980 Reagan declared that the na tion "is ready to move again and it’s time others stopped trying to scare people and subvert recovery” The president’s comments at a rally for GOP House candidates reached back to the themes he employed in 1980 and foreshadowed the tone of his last week of campaigning including television appeals this weekend just before next Tuesday’s elections “The real truth is our critics are playing with hopes not fears people's fears trying to scare them into believiag things will get worse so their own political fortunes will get better” Reagan said “But the picture of fear and despair that they paint on the network evening blues that's a picture of Amenta where she was not where she’s going We didn’t create the grain embargo and we didn't create double-digit inflation or 216 percent interest rates that caused so much misery We ended them" ' Murderer killed six because it ‘makes me happy’ NEW YORK (AP) — A smirking man who made a surprise confession to six killings told a judge he shot a friend "in the Christmas spirit" and killed the other victims "to amuse myself” David Bullock 21 pleaded guilty to six counts of murder Tuesday and described the shootings to State Supreme Court Justice Burton Roberts saying killing “makes me happy" One of the killings three days before last Christmas was "in the Christmas spirit” Bullock said “I even said ‘Merry Christmas’ to him as Ifired the shot Then I opened his Christmas presents" he said The surprise guilty plea came during a hearing on a defense motion to suppress statements made by Bullock when he was arrested Jan 14 at his Manhattan apartment The judge told Bullock that when he sentences him Nov 29 he will "guarantee you never get out of jail as long as you shall live” Bullock could get consecutive sentences of 25 years to life on each murder for a minimum of 150 years in prison When Roberts asked Bullock if he still wanted to plead guilty “recognizing that never ever again will you walk the streets as a free man that you will live and die in prison" the defendant replied “Yes” "It’s fun” Bullock said about killing during his lengthy confession from the witness stand He smirked and occasionally chuckled during the testimony and told Roberts he felt no remorse Police described Bullock as a homosexual prostitute and said most of his victims were homosexuals Gas hikes protested KANSAS CITY Mo (AP) - Protesters upset over natural gas prices were evicted from the American Gas Association’s conference after two dozen demonstrators barged into the meeting and fired questions at a federal energy official One person was injured during a scuffle between protesters and private security guards that broke out as Oliver G Richard III of the federal Energy Regulatory Commission began his speech An association spokesmen charged the protesters with deliberately provoking a confrontation Several members of the audience booed as the protesters members of the Kansas City Citizen-Labor Energy Coalition walked onstage Tuesday ELECT DENNIS Cowlitz County Auditor "EXPERIENCE YOU CAN DEPEND ON" w Capable Effective Innovative Decisive Longview's Mayor Pro-tem Member City Audit Committee Ci Member County Planning Commission Former Co-ordinator State Voter Information Services Ci Former Administrative Assistant State Chief Elections Offices Ci US Government & History Teacher Longview Public Schools Pd Pol Adv Dennis Weber for County Auditor Committee G OP Salhonn Brill Murl Arf Studio chmn Merritt Ketcham treos 162823rd Ave Longview V®0 30DQ dks CDOC1 GOD ®0F sDq® Running - Jumping - Shooting baskets - Riding bikes - Walking - Aerobics - Fishing - Reading - Even Working! Introducing Our Two Newest Shoes 0 from ' THE LADY SPIRIT m u Lavender and White 29” Now at Backebergs The Leather and mesh "MEADOW SUPREME" 95 White and Navy How ever you get here to get a pair get here soon before they're gone! See these Nike shoes in our store this week Now at Backebergs rA Mens-Womens-Childrens Bankcards Welcome Free Parking 1322 Commerce - Downtown Longview Shop Friday night till 9 pm r t

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