The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on December 1, 1980 · Page 2
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Monday, December 1, 1980
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L j m " i " ' il ej Hjj "ing-i f A-2 THE SUN Mofh. Dm. 1, f news lira brief ) SALT talks . . . Pp)! . r, - t-'- ' I -I"- wtf i r - t I , - fs v , -lf " - v y ; 1 !' i ' V ft 11 : singing Joan Baez sings in Madrid Friday night at the Sports Pavilion of the Real Madrid soccer team at a benefit for organizations fighting for human rights. Widow recalls young lifeguard Reagan MIAMI (API Years ago MARY STEVENS, an 83-year-old widow, managed a river park in Dixon, 111. And now she cherishes her collec tion of faded snapshots of a young lifeguard, soon to be president, who used to call her "Boss." The photographs are of a youthful, broad-shouldered and smiling RONALD REAGAN. There's Ronald Reagan wearing a swimsuit and perched atop a stump, Ronald Reagan in coat and tie and ready for a date, Ronald Reagan petting an Airedale. And so forth. Stevens, who lives with a daughter in Miami, managed Lowell Park on Rock River, where Reagan worked as a lifeguard for seven summers. As one of two lifeguards, Reagan worked seven days a week and earned $15 to $20 good pay for a summer job during the Depression, Stevens said. "He was so friendly to everybody. I never saw him mad a day in his life," she recalled. "He was just a nice boy. Who ever thought he would be president of the United States?" Miss Piggy just has star quality LOS ANGELES (API TV idol Miss Piggy was meant to be a supporting actor on the "The Muppet Show," but the porcine performer had star quality. At the weekend opening of "The Art of the Muppets" exhibit. Miss Piggy's rise to fame was documented by JANE HENSON, who joined her husband. JIM. in the first Muppet venture 26 years ago. "She was just supposed to be a minor character," said Henson. "There was an audience response," she continued. "Suddenly we were all cheering. 'Go, fat pig. Do it. Be beautiful."' A star was born. Miss Piggy and other Muppet regulars Kermit, Fonzie, Dr. Teeth, Gonzo. Camilla the Chicken, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and the Count are on display at the Museum of Science and Industry through Feb. 10. All told, there are no fewer than 120 Muppets. Premature baby defies the odds LYNWOOD (API When RUSSELL ORDELL WILLIAMS was born a year ago, doctors gave the 17-ounce baby virtually no chance to survive. But Russell defied the odds and on Saturday was honored with a birthday party at his grandmother's home. Russell has grown to 18 pounds and is moving around like any normal toddler. "The doctors still wonder that he survived," said his 25-year-old mother, PAMELA WILLIAMS. "It's a mystery to them. But he's been crawling and he's just starting to walk now, to stand on his own. He really is a good boy." Russell was born 14 weeks premature at Long Beach Memorial Hospital Medical Center. Doctors had said there was only one chance in 150 that he would survive. Liberace attends mother's funeral HOLLYWOOD (API Pianist LIBERACE and his brother, GEORGE, attended their mother's funeral at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills. FRANCES LIBERACE, 89, died in her sleep Nov. 24 at her Las Vegas, Nev., home after a lengthy illness. The funeral was held Saturday. Her husband, SALVATORE, a French horn player in the John Philip Sousa Band and the Philadelphia Orchestra, died in 1975 at age 93. Her husband is her uncle LONDON (AP) When BILL BAKER, 76, married his granddaughter's husband's mother, EDNA HARVEY, the whole family had to sit down and try to figure out who was who. ' Baker's granddaughter, LYNN, 28, put it this way: "My mother-in-law is now my step-grandmother. My grandfather is my step-father-in-law. My mum is my sister-in-law and my brother is my nephew. "But even more disconcerting Is that I'm married to my uncle and my own children are my cousins." At home in Mickleton Close, Redditch, Worcestershire, Baker said, 'if you start thinking about all the combinations you can go on forever." Continued from A-l) Meese, however, said Reagan had made "definite decisions" on choices for the Cabinet and "is in the process of implementing some of those now." He added that Reagan still hoped to announce his Cabinet selections "by the end of this week or the beginning of the following week." Discussing the new administration's plans for domestic policy, Meese said that a $620 billion budget ceiling for fiscal year 1981 was a "realistic target." although an exact figure had not been agreed upon. Rep. Jack F. Kemp, R-N.Y., a Reagan economic adviser, has called for a $630 billion ceiling, but Meese said "$620 (billion) is a better number to shoot for." Asked whether Reagan would seek congressional approval soon for the complete decontrol of natural gas prices, Meese noted that "there is a schedule now for decontrol of natural gas and we have not yet made a decision on w hether we will continue with the present schedule or try to accelerate it." On foreign policy, Meese denied reports saying that Reagan wanted to station American troops in the Middle East. "He has made no decisions and made no declarations along those lines," Meese said. The senior adviser also defended Reagan's decision, 10 days ago, to meet with Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of West Germany in Washington, after having turned down earlier a session with Israeli Prime Minister Mehachem Begin. Disagreeing with Schmidt's assessment of the session, in which the West German leader said that he and Reagan had seen "eye-to-eye" on arms control, Meese called the meeting "a social visit," adding that "the president-elect primarily listened and did not get involved in any substantive discussions." Meese s comments on restarting talks with Moscow on strategic arms limitation provided the clearest indication yet of where the new administration plans to proceed in the area of arms control. During the campaign, Reagan said he wanted to scrap the existing treaty, concluded in 1979, and, begin new negotiations, but it was unclear how soon this would happen and whether Moscow would agree. Commenting on what he called Percy's "very warm welcome" in Moscow last week, Meese said "it is interesting that the Russians seemed very favorable" to talks on a new agreement. Other Republican officials, meanwhile, said .he Reagan team had received recent signals suggesting that Moscow w as willing to begin negotiations on a new treaty. But the officials emphasized that while the new administration would be open to preliminary discussions on strategic arms, any formal negotiations with Moscow would probably . not begin until after a thorough review of the nation's nuclear posture was undertaken. Atlanta nightmare. (Continued from A-l) even came out here," Dettlinger says. "A 9-year-old can barely see over this rail, much less fall over it." Just then a big tractor-trailer truck roars by. The driver is on the far side from where the boy was found. "Now look at that truck. You tell me if you think the driver could see a body straight down from the side of this bridge. That was no truck driver who called in. That was the murderer." Back at the parking lot w here he had left his borrowed car, Dettlinger is already late for a meeting with some FBI agents. But he hugs his overstuffed briefcase and pitches one more point: "Sure, I'd like some recognition and a nice fat reward if anyone can figure out who's supposed to get the reward," Detlinger says. "But look, I've got some kids and I care about this city. I want to see this thing stopped. I just want someone to take a look at this and understand that the problem we . have in Atlanta is missing and murdered children every one of them. "You can't say this one doesn't count, or that one doesn't fit the pattern. The papers keep saying there are 15 kids and it started June 20, 1979. "But we just don't know how many kids there are and we don't know when or even where this thing started. It could have started 10 years ago in Ipswitch, Wisconsin. We don't know. We just don't know." Doctor suicides prompt AMA to call for study CHICAGO (AP) An alarming number of suicides by physicians has prompted the American Medical Association to call for a study into why doctors are killing themselves. The AMA's house of delegates will be asked to approve the physician suicide study at an interim meeting in San Francisco in December, according to a recent report by the AMA's board of trustees. It noted that one in 31 physician deaths is attributed to suicide. "What we know about physician suicides is only the tip of the iceberg," said Dr. Roger J. Smith. Hispanics pressure Assembly SACRAMENTO (AP) About 200 Mexican-Americans from throughout the state traveled to Sacramento Sunday in a last-ditch effort to pressure two assemblymen into backing Democrat Howard Berman for the powerful Assembly speakership. Targets of the power play were Assemblymen Art Torres and Richar d Alatorre. both Los Angeles Democrats, who a week ago switched their allegiance from Berman to Assemblyman Willie Brown of San Francisco. Last-ditch search for missing crew MULEGE, Mexico (AP) U.S. Coast Guard pilots made what apparently was a last-ditch air search Sunday for eight men and boys on a survival-training trip whose boat was swamped during a Gulf of California storm. Officials said a decision would be made by Monday on whether to continue to look for the missing crewmen, who were part of a court-approved program to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents. Searchers on Friday scoured more than 2,300 square miles of sea before engine problems on a Coast Guard plane forced a one-day delay. Mexican navy ships helping in the search were withdrawn, the Coast Guard said Sunday. Officials said the missing people had been aboard a 25-foot boat that was found swamped last week in the gulf. The body of one crew member, 19-year-old Bernard Reefer of Baden, Pa., was found on a beach. Still faint tremors from St. Helens VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) Mount St. Helens remained inactive Sunday but, for the 12th straight day, scientists detected faint harmonic tremors accompanied by occasional bursts of seismic activity beneath the volcano. The pattern resembles a period in September which ended without an eruption, said Steve Walter, a University of Washington geophysics center spokesman. Abscam trial to go to jury today NEW YORK (AP) The federal Abscam bribery-conspiracy trial of Reps. Frank Thompson Jr. and John M. Murphy resumes today with government and defense lawyers summarizing their cases for the jury. Before prosecutor Thomas Puccio makes his summation, the jury will hear brief testimony by an FBI technician about the authenticity of an audio recording of a Oct. 20, 1979, meeting where Murphy, D-N.Y., is alleged to have agreed to be influenced on immigration matters in return for $5,000. Salvadorean guerrillas vow revenge SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador ( AP) A Roman Catholic Church official on Sunday condemned the assassinations of six Salvadoran leftist leaders, calling the murders "a strangulation of all political ideas and opposition." Guerrillas vowed revenge for their leaders' deaths and proclaimed "the hour of decisive battles" was near. Monsignor Arturo Rivera y Damas said in a Mass at a central church, "It hurts me to see the degeneration of civic relations on a social and political level. People are killed sadistically and there is no respect for free expression." In his homily, he also condemned the bombing Friday night in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral, where the bodies of the assassinated Democratic Revolutionary Front leaders lay. The blast injured five people. Strange case of the illiterate burglar LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (AP) An illiterate tailor being held Sunday in lieu of $100,000 bail allegedly held a police officer and six other people hostage for more than an hour at a posh suburban estate until a woman promised to teach him to read, police said. Richard L. Gates Jr., 28, of Philadelphia, was arraigned on charges of burglary, making terroristic threats, simple assault and other crimes in connection with the incident Saturday night. A hearing was set for Friday. About an hour after the incident began, authorities said, Gates surrendered to police stationed outside the house after the owner of the 20-acre estate, Lindley Boyer, promised to give him reading lessons. state, county and area forecasts temperatures elsewhere Associated Press Son day Hi Lo Pre Otlk Albany 46 29 cdy Albuque 57 30 cdy Amarillo 66 31 cdy Anchorage 17 03 clr Asheville 61 25 clr Atlanta 63 31 clr AtlantcCty 50 37 clr Baltimore 54 34 clr Birminghm 65 28 cdy Bismarck 36 17 cdy Boise 46 34 rn Boston 47 32 cdy Brownsvlle 77 58 cdy Buffalo 42 34 cdy CharlstnSC 59 40 clr CharlstnWV 56 35 clr Cheyenne 56 44 sn Chicago 51 32 cdy Cincinnati 56 29 cdy Cleveland 47 32 cdy Columbus 52 30 cy Dal-FtWth 72 44 clr Denver 65 50 cdy Des Moines 60 32 sn Detroit 46 32 cdy Duluth 36 21 cdy Fairbanks 9 -1 cir Hartford 46 28 cdy Helena 40 25 sn Honolulu 84 62 clr Houston 74 58 cdy Indnaplis 57 28 cdy Jacksnvlle 68 33 cdy Juneau 29 26 clr KansCity 62 44 cdy Las Vegas 79 47 cdy Little Rock 68 41 cdy Los Angeles 68 51 cdy Louisville 63 28 cdy Memphis 69 38 cdy Miami 70 52 cdy Milwaukee 49 29 cdy MplsStP 50 26 cdy Nashville 64 29 cdy NewOrleam 71 37 cdy New York 48 36 clr Norfolk 56 31 clr OklaCty 71 39 cdy Omaha 55 42 cdy Orlando TO 39 cdy Palm Spring! 71 SI clr Phtbdpba M 34 ek- Phoenix 76 50 cdy Pittsburgh 46 32 .01 cdy Ptland, Me 44 31 cdy Ptland, Ore 48 40 .08 rn Rapid City 47 29 sn Reno 53 37 cdy Richmond 55 32 clr Salt Lake 55 44 rn San Diego 65 54 cdy San Fran 60 52 .01 cdy Seattle 42 38 .34 rn St Louis 67 39 cdy St P Tampa 66 43 cdy St Ste Marie 36 27 .13 cdy Spokane 38 30 sn Tulsa 71 42 cdy Washingtn 57 40 cdy Yuma 80 50 clr Hi Sunday's high. Lo Sunday's low. Pre Precipitation for 24 hours ending 5 p m. 1PST1 Sunday Otlk Sky conditions outlook for today. extended forecast SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DESERT AREAS - Wednesday through Friday; Considerable cloudiness with periods of showers likely beginning about Wednesday in the north with gusty strong winds and a chance ol showers by Thursday in the south. Highs in Owens Valley and high desert 55 tc 65 and low desert highs 68 to 75. Lows in the 30s in the Owens Valley, A3 to 53 in the high desert and In 50s in the low desert. . SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL AND MOUNTAIN AREAS - Wednesday through Friday: Considerable cloudiness and a good chance ot showery periods with best chance about Thursday. High snow level and moderate winds in mountains. Cooler High temperatures in coastal areas 57 to 67 and D to 50 in mountains Lows 45 to 55 in coastal areas and mostly 25 to 35 in the mountains. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Wednesday through Friday: Cold wet and windy. Occasional heavy rains at lower elevations and blowing and drifting snow heavy at times in the mountains. Snow level lowering to about 1,500 tat in the north to 3,000 (eat in me south. Temperatures averaging about 5 degrees below normal with highs in tne lowar 50s and lows in the 30s and 40s dropping into Hie teens and 20s at higher Novations. CENTRAL CALIFORNIA - Wednesday ttirough Friday: Cold wet and windy through (he period with occasional heavy 1 SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY Low clouds early today and low clouds tonight and Tuesday morning. Mostly sunny afternoons with high county summary Official San Bernardino high and low temperature yesterday as reported by the National Weather Service: 7747. One year ago yesterday: 8140. Daytime temperature range at Norton Air Force Base: 8445. Relative humidity 1 p.m. yesterday: 15 percent. A rea Tern pra I u reo High Lew Apple Valley 70 38 Barstow 70 40 Big Bear 57 29 Colton 70 40 Daggett 80 54 Dewore 75 60 Etiwanda 70 44 Fontana 74 49 Lake Arrowhead 64 44 Needles 75 52 Ontario 74 52 Redlands 78 42 Rialto Riverside 68 40 Wrlghtwood 60 45 Vucaipa 68 50 THIS MONTH Oct. ... m u . is.. 0t. II... 14 51 54 NOV. 1.. M 44 " 41 14 M.y. I. U 47 W.. 75 M . X. 1 M " 77 17 MW. 4.. U " " 74 41 !. S..U n . Jl.. 7 41 NtV. 4.. 74 K ,- " 41 Nv. 7.. M 47 " 41 MM. L, M New. .. il 4i n U Maw. ItV. 44 44 41 Mm. 11.. 74 41 .. U 4J MM. 11. N D t. .. 44 Maw. U.. 71 44 47 MM. H- 4 " clouds. Little cooler days with highs today and Tuesday 65 to 70. Lows at night 48 to low 50s. MOUNTAIN AREAS Variable high cloudiness through Tuesday. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph today. Cooler days. Highs both days 55 to 65. Overnight lows mostly in the 30s. LOW DESERTS Vari-able high cloudiness through Tuesday. Not much temperature change. Highs both days in the 70s. Lows at night 45 to 55. HIGH DESERTS Variable cloudiness through Tuesday. Afternoon winds 20 to 30 mph. Little temperature change. Overnight lows 45 to 55. Highs today and Tuesday mostly 65 to 75. LOS ANGELES Night and morning low clouds with partly sunny afternoons through Tuesday. Highs both days in the upper 60s. Overnight lows in the mid 50s. BEACH AREAS Considerable low cloudiness in night and morning hours. Sunny in the afternoons today and Tuesday. Continued mild. Overnight lows 45 to 55. Highs both days in mid to high 60s. NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA Scattered showers decreasing in the north this morning. Showers continuing in the Sierra through today. national weather Associated Press The northern Plains saw more signs of winter Sunday with snow and low temperatures, and travelers' advisories were posted along the northern West Coast because of snow. Rain mixed with snow was scattered from the central Plateau to the northern Rockies, and light snow fell on parts of mini-almanac Tuesday, Dec. 1 180 Sunrise 6:37 a.m. Sunset..................... 4ii p.m. rainfall Oct. is, mo os Oct. 14, WW 67 1980-81 seesen to date 71 W7M0 season to date ...... 2.6 79saaoflt0tv 11.0) - the Great Lakes area. Through the rest of the nation, skies were mostly cloudy. For today, rain was forecast from central California into the Northwest, with snow in the northern Rockies and the northern Plains. Sunny skies were forecast over much of the East Coast, with mostly cloudy skies elsewhere. Temperatures dipping below 10 degrees were predicted early today in the northern Plains, with readings in the teens and 20s for the northern Rockies. Higha in the 60s and 70s were predicted for the Southwest and Florida, with temperatures elsewhere in or around the 40k.

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