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Mews inn Ibiriieff Latest artificial heart patient sheds his fever Sun News Services TUCSON, Ariz. Michael Drummond shed his fever Saturday after doctors increased the blood flow through his artificial heart, and the youngest recipient of a Jarvik-7 was monitored for signs of pneumonia, his surgeon said. "I think he looks much, much better than he did yesterday," Dr. Jack G. Copeland said of the 25-year-old supermarket assistant manager who Thursday became the sixth person to receive the device. Copeland, who installed the plastic pump during an operation at the University Medical Center, plans to remove it and implant a human heart, hopefully within three weeks. Drummond, who suffered a viral heart infection in March, had been taken off a respirator for six hours Friday, but was placed back on it because of breathing difficulties from fluid in his lungs, Copeland said. Although a broncoscopy showed no evidence of infection in his lungs, doctors were concerned he could develop pneumonia, Copeland said at a news conference. Democrats hear nomination report DENVER The nominating process for president and vice president should not favor ranking politicians, the Democratic Party Fairness Commission was told at its final regional meeting here Saturday. "Walter Mondale was a fine, just and decent man, but the way he was nominated almost precluded his election," said Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Buie Seawell. "We brought forward a candidate who had no necessity to speak to any questions of national leadership to get the nomination, and a candidate who was unable to win a majority of our own primaries," said Seawell. The commission was formed by the Democratic National Convention last summer after Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, both unsuccessful candidates for the party's nomination last year, complained of discriminatory nominating rules. Berri makes bid for Shiite leadership BAALBEK, Lebanon Justice Minister Nabih Berri made a bid Saturday for leadership of Lebanon's divided Shiite Moslem community at a tense five-hour rally in his rival's stronghold in tho Bekaa Valley. Members of Berri's Amal militia, armed with automatic rifles, ringed the Roman ruins of the ancient city of Heliopolis, where the rally was held amid signs of friction between Berri's supporters and fundamentalist groups including Hezbollah, or Party of God. Baalbek is a fundamentalist Shiite area and the cradle of Islamic Amal, a pro-Iranian splinter group led by Hussein Musawi, an advocate of Islamic revolution in Lebanon. Earlier, police said a shootout between Amal and Hezbollah fighters in south Lebanon left two people dead and two wounded. Several people were injured in scuffles during the Baalbek rally, in which nine people made strident anti-Israeli speeches and called for Shiite unity under Berri's command. Ecuadorian police besiege guerrillas QUITO, Ecuador Special police and army engaged left-wing guerrillas in a brief gunf ight Saturday and then surrounded the house where the rebels are holding kidnapped banker Nahim Isaias, the governor of Guayas state said. Gov. Jaime Nebot told reporters the guerrillas belong to Colombia's April 19 Movement, or M-19, and Ecuador's Alf aro Vive, a rebel group that surfaced less than a year ago. He said police believed there were seven guerrillas, including two women, in the two-story house in La Chala, a working-class suburb of the port city of Guayaquil southeast of Quito. Guayaquil radio stations said a gun battle broke out when police and troops approached the house in the morning, apparently tipped by informers that Isaias was being held there. American Airlines pact accepted FORT WORTH, Texas A union representing about 12,000 ground workers has voted to accept a new contract with American Airlines, three months alter rejecting another pact, officials said. American Airlines spokesman Joe Stroop said the company had been told the new, 42-month contract passed with more than 60 percent of the vote. "We're very pleased," Stroop said. "It gives them a good wage and benefits increases and it gives the company added flexibility in terms of work rules and maintains our system of competitive market wages." Final results of the vote will not be released until Tuesday, said Ed Koziatek, international vice president for the Transport Workers Union. Pan Am flight attendants OK pact NEW YORK Pan Am flight attendants Saturday narrowly ratified a three-year contract, the Independent Union of Flight Attendants announced. The agreement, reached April 1, was approved on a 2,949-2,743 vote, or a 52-to48 percent margin, said Russ Gladden, a spokesman for the union that represents about 6,000 attendants. The three-year contract provides for four wage increases of 5 percent, but also calls for cuts in overtime and vacation pay and establishes a lower pay scale for new employees. It also gives the company greater flexibility in staffing. All provisions but wages and a new pension plan had been in effect since June 1, said Pamela Hanlon, an airline spokeswoman. "The wage increase was retroactive to July 1, Gladden said. Balloting was conducted by mail. About half the union's members are based in New York and Miami, with the rest in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu, Gladden said. Paper says Titanic discovered LONDON American and French scientists apparently have located the wreck of the Titanic, the British liner that sank in 1912 after striking an iceberg, 500 miles south of St. John's, Newfoundland, the Observer newspaper reported today. The London weekly said the search, by a submersible robot vessel operating from the U.S. Navy survey ship Knorr, has been going on since the beginning of July amid tight security. It quoted a spokesman for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts as confirming one site had been discovered that was "very promising." With its double bottom and watertight bulkheads, the liner had been touted as unsinkable. Gunmen kill soccer player, spectator OPA-LOCKA, Fla. Former professional soccer star Colin Fowles and a spectator were killed when as many as five gunmen burst onto a playing field and opened fire during a pickup soccer game here. Two more people were hurt in the shooting spree Thursday night. Police said they were still searching for a motive and suspects Saturday. Fowles, an original member of the North American Soccer League's Fort Lauderdale Strikers, was shot in the stomach and pelvis and died around 8:30 p.m., according to the Dade County medical examiner. A woman in her 20s, .still unidentified on Saturday, also was killed, and the two people injured Glenton Dacres, 21, and Janet Timmons, 24, both of Miami were hospitalized in fair condition. Suit says U.S. knew Korean plane strayed New York Times News Service NEW YORK Evidence introduced in lawsuits filed in connection with the Soviet downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 suggests American radar operators knew hours beforehand the jetliner was off course and heading into Soviet airspace. The words, "We should warn him," presumably referring to the plane's pilot, were heard at the government's civil air-traffic control station in Alaska as the Boeing 747 strayed off course toward its fatal encounter with a Soviet fighter plane two years ago, according to the documents. The documents were submitted Friday as evidence in suits filed against the Unite.d States government by relatives of the 269 people who died in the crash. The official United States position has been that no one knew the Korean airliner was veering hundred of miles from its pre- FBI examines papers linked to terror group SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) FBI agents Saturday examined documents and weapons confiscated in the arrests of 13 people suspected of being linked with a Puerto Rican terrorist organiztion and a Wells Fargo robbery. "We are working today on the inventory," FBI spokesman Angel Beringeri said. Beringeri declined further comment, but a federal source speaking on condition he not be identified said some of the confiscated papers showed close links between Puerto Rican extremists seeking independence for this Caribbean island, a U.S. commonwealth, and Cuba's communist government. Following Friday's arrests of the 13 in connection with a $7 million Wells Fargo armed robbery in West Hartford, Conn., in 1983, FBI Director William Webster said in Washington the key figure in the robbery had received sanctuary in Cuba. Federal authorities said New York-born Victor Gerena, 27, a part-time Wells Fargo guard, fled to Havana and gave a portion of the loot to the Cuban government. Gerena was among 17 people indicted earlier in Hartford, Conn. In the Friday raids, the FBI arrested 11 people in Puerto Rico, one woman in Cambridge, Mass., and a man at the Dallas-Fort , Worth International Airport. Three other men and Gerena remain at large. All but the woman arrested in Massachusetts, who was charged with helping launder some of the stolen funds, were said by the FBI to belong to the Macheteros, a Puerto Rico-based terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for at least three slayings, destruction of seven Puerto Rico National Guard planes and two rocket attacks on federal buildings. One Machetero arrested Friday met last year with a Cuban government "representative" known as Coma, federal authorities said Friday. Coma reportedly told the Machetero, who wasn't identified, that some of the Wells Fargo loot was in the custody of Fidel Castro's government. The 11 people arrested in Puerto Rico were being held without bail in a special area at the federal office building. They were ordered held pending proceedings to remove them to Connecticut following a raucous court hearing late Friday in which some suspects and spectators chanted "Viva Puerto Rico Libre! (Long live Free Puerto Rico!)." Beringeri refused to say whether agents believe the other three suspects, ail Puerto Ricans, are in Puerto Rico. PLO leader is assassinated by masked gunman BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - A masked man with a silencer-equipped pistol killed a senior Palestinian guerrilla leader in Sidon, police said Saturday. It was the second killing in five days of a prominent PLO member in south Lebanon. In Sidon's Ein el-Hilweh refugee camp, the gunman killed Mustafa Kassem Khalife, 55, at his home Friday night, his family and police said. He was buried Saturday. Khalife was loyal to Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, police said. Khalife's death came four days after another Arafat loyalist, Mohammed Shikhani, was killed. Four other Arafat supporters were killed in July. No one claimed responsibility for Khalife's killing, which was seen as an outgrowth of a feud between Arafat's supporters and Syrian-backed PLO dissidents. PLO leaders met Saturday in an attempt to stop further infighting. scribed route and therefore no warning could have been considered. The contention about the warning is in an affidavit by a veteran former air controller who listened to a copy of a recording of ground-to-air contacts made several hours before the Korean plane was shot down Sept. 1, 1983, over Sakhalin Island in the Soviet Union. The affidavit was submitted by attorneys for families of the victims in Federal District Court in the District of Columbia. Those who have questioned the U.S. role in the tragedy have insisted American radar operators must have known the Korean flight was headed for Soviet air space and should have warned the crew. Officials in Washington have contended from the beginning civilian radar in Alaska did not reveal any significant deviation Till ife French train crash Rescuers stand near derailed cars after a mail train plowed into a derailed passenger train early Saturday near Argenton-Sur-Creuse, France, killing at least 43 people and injuring scores of others, many seriously. Dozens of victims were trapped in the crushed and twisted cars, where officials said it was possible a few more bodies still could be found. S. African mourners pack funeral for riot victims JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) About 50,000 mourners packed a stadium near East London Saturday for the funeral of 18 black riot victims, and witnesses said clergy saved a suspected informer from being burned alive there. Police watched from a distance but did not intervene as the vast crowd spilled out of the stadium in Duncan Village, hands clenched in black power salutes. The mourners slowly marched to the cemetery, carrying the 18 coffins shoulder high. During the service, a crowd put a tire around the neck of a black man suspected of being a police informer and prepared to set him alight. But clergymen led the man to safety, witnesses said. Duncan Village is not among 36 communities covered by a six-week state of emergency under which mass funerals and funeral processions on foot are banned. The violence is directed against South Africa's system of ALL WEDDING INVITATIONS 25 OFF large selection of banquet & party supplies (Wadding 4 Party Rental) PARTY PLUS 21 18 Palm Ave. 844 3133 CYNTHIA M. STARNES D.D.S. FAMILY DENTISTRY 1738 N. WATERMAN AVE. SUITE 3 SAN BERNARDINO 886-7859 Mon.- fri. 8-5 Eve, by appt. SALE SALE LA-Z-BOY RECLINERS from5 199 Largest Display in Valley EASTSIDE MAPLE & OAK FURNITURE 23809 E. Baseline 862-2239 (1 Ml. t. el Sterling) 889-40 H IF YOU HAVE A SERVICE PROBLEM OR MISSED RECEIVING YOUR SUN NEWSPAPER TODAY CALL (714) 889-8584, 825-1255 (619) 243-3240 6:30-9:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat. 6:30-10:30 a.m. Sun. FREE FOUND ADS 888-3252 Sunday, Sept. 1, from course and military air-defense posts were primarily concerned with unidentified planes approaching this country, not outbound planes. Mark Dombroff, who left a post in the Justice Department earlier this summer but has been serving as a government consultant on the case, said in regard to the "we should warn him" assertion: "No controller had any reason at any time to believe that anything was other than what it was supposed to be. That is true no matter what the plaintiffs may fancifully assert was on that tape." In a reply, Milton Sincoff, co-chairman of the committee of plaintiffs' lawyers, asserted, "The government knows the identity of the person who said those words and is concealing it." Sincoff added: "The record on file in court demonstrates the gov- AP wlrephoto racial segregation, apartheid, through which 5 million whites rule over 24 million blacks. Three mining companies meanwhile braced for strikes tonight by 60,000 black workers at seven gold and coal mines around Johannesburg after wage talks deadlocked. Strikes were averted at 22 other mines that employ a total of 190,000 blacks when owners made last-minute concessions in a new contract offer. But Anglo Vaal Ltd, Gold Fields of South Africa and General Mining Corp. refused to boost pay increases ranging from 14 to 19 percent they instituted in July after failing to reach agreement with the union. The black National Union of Mineworkers had demanded a 22 percent raise in the average black miner's pay of 350 rand ($146) per month, which it said is one-sixth of the average white miner's pay. In the past, even legal mine strikes have led to mass firings of strikers, sometimes provoking clashes? X-RATEDTUB? 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The government has said that tapes that record radar trackings are routinely recycled after J30 hours and that no one had anticipated those from the night of the incident would be needed later. The government says the Korean crew simDly made an error in inserting data into their plant's navigation computers. j The new documents leave open the source of the worfcls heard in the background of the recording. According to the documents, the warning statement was made after flight 007 had passed beyond civilian radar coverage on its Anchorage-to-Seoul flight and ws being handled by voice only. ; Property taxes rise markedly outside state WASHINGTON (AP) Property taxes in the nation's 40 largest metropolitan areas rose 42 percent between 1976 and 1983 an increase that was moderated significantly by voter-ordered cuts'in California, the Tax Foundation reported Saturday. Property taxes of metropolitan residents averaged $440 per person in 1983, compared with $310 seven years earlier. They ranged from $944 in the Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y., area to $164 in New Orleans. The foundation, a non-partisan research organization, said the seven-year figures show the profound effects of Proposition 13, the California voter initiative adopted in 1978 that limited local government spending by requiring property tax reductions. Only six of the 40 areas showed property tax reductions over the period all six are in California. In 1976, the seven California metropolitan areas included in the nation's 40 largest were among the 12 highest in per capita property taxes, the foundation said. San Francisco was second; San Jose, sixi-h; Los Angeles-Long Beach, seventh. "By 1983, these areas had fallen below the top 40 median," the report stated. "San Francisco dropped to number 25 and San Jose, to number 24. Only Anaheim among the California areas raised taxes during the period, by 8 percent. In Houston, per capita property taxes increased 115 percent over the seven years, the biggest boost among the 40 "standard metropolitan statistical areas." Pittsburgh had a 99-percent increase; Fort Lauderdale-Holly-wood, Fla., a 98-percent increase. The foundation said the.75 largest metropolitan areas count on property taxes for 29.5 percent of local revenues, on the average. But the share of all local government costs borne by property owners varies widely, and generally is higher in the Northeast. The Hartford, Conn. -area is most reliant on property taxes, which accounted for 55.7 percent of local revenue in 1983. Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y., was second at 49.3 percent. Newark, N.J., was third at 44.3 percent. At the other end of the scale, property taxes represent only 12.8 percent of local revenues in New Orleans; 17.5 percent in Phoenix, and 18.3 percent in the Seattle-Everett, Wash., area, the foundation said. FINAL COUNTDOWN ! 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