The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 20, 1987 · Page 12
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 12

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Thursday, August 20, 1987
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12-A THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday, August 20, 1«MI7 Stockquoles (Courtesy of Paine, Webber, Jackson and Curtis) (AsoI9:15a.m.) ATM 34% Amoco 79% Annco IS Ashland... 67V4 Atlantic Rich. 91 . 17)4 CG4E Ctwvron Dow Chan. ..... DrawerInd. .... DtiFont Empire of Amer. Ethyl Corp. ..... ..tttt .118 ONI WIND LEONARD'S MIATMARKIT Illf. 4th St. 422-5327 Exxon Fowl........................ General Electric Gmrtl Motors GTE.,....:... .43 Gordon's.... ....ti G.R... U Greyhound... .............40% GSU 7% Halliburton................... 40H HCA........ 47% Houston Industry ..1.34 Humana IBM.......... 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"WHILE THEY LAST" SEE TO BELIEVE THE QUALITY WHAT A BED! WHAT A PRICE! SE HABLA ESPANOL MAIN & TEXAS '427-7966 BAYTOWN, TEXAS Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30-5:30 FREE DELIVERY VISA • MASTERCARD OR USE OUR OWN PERSONALIZED CREDIT CIA officials revises account i . • • : • ' . of Contra support involvement WASHINGTON (AP) - A ranking CIA official, correcting his previous testimony, says he made a secret trip to South Africa in 1984 in which he was prepared to reject an apparent offer to aid the Nicaraguan Contra rebels. ! Duane Clarridge, who in 1984 was director of the agency's covert support for the Contras, in previous closed-door testimony denied having discussed providing aid for the Contras with officials of a foreign government and said there was no discussion within the CIA of soliciting funds from other countries. Clarridge's revised account came in testimony released Wednesday by the congressional Iran-Contra committees. The transcript also shows that committee members sharply questioned Clarridge's memory when he insisted he did not know weapons were included in a November 1985 cargo shipment he helped arrange from Israel to Iran. Clarridge said he was told the cargo was oil-drilling parts, and he only learned later that it included U.S.-made Hawk missiles. Other witnesses have testified he received cables on the arms shipment as it was being arranged. Another document released by the committees contradicts statements by Vice President George Bush about the Iran- Contra affair, The Washington Post reported Thursday. It said retired CIA agent Felix I. Rodriguez is quoted in a report as having said in February 1985 his "primary commitment" during a mission to Central America was to help the Contras. Rodriguez had been sent to El Salvador with assistance from Bush's office, and the vice president has insisted that Rodriguez' principal mission was to help that country's air force, not to aid the Contras. Clarridge made the South African trip on orders from the late CIA Director William J. Casey after Congress had banned further U.S. military aid to the Contras and administration officials considered other ways to sustain the rebel forces. According to the transcript of his private Aug. 4 testimony before the House and Senate Iran-Contra committees, Clarridge said he learned once he was in South Africa that it was not prepared to help the Conlras. Instead, he said, it wanted to provide training and equipment to two still unidentified Central American nations for pay. He said he had orders to reject any order of South African aid should one be made. However, The New York Times reported Thursday that Casey and Secretary of State George P. Shultz had earlier expressed approval for such South African help. The Times said that in a March 1984 memo to then-national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane, Casey listed South Africa as a possible source of equipment and material. It also quoted an April 1984 CIA cable as saying "SecState (Shultz) has been briefed on the initiative and approved." Clarridge referred to a trip he made to an unidentified country in April 1984. The name of the country is blacked out in the transcript, but it was learned that Clarridge's destination was South Africa. Administration officiate have acknowledged soliciting aid for the Contras from several countries but also have said there were certain countries that were not solicited for political reasons. State news Officials: Mass deaths possible SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Rescue workers are prepared to handle the 500,000-person crowd expected to hear Pope John Paul II celebrate Mass next month, but deaths are still a possibility, the city's health director says. Hot weather and individual health problems could contribute to the casualty list when the pope visits San Antonio Sept. 13. Dr. Fernando Guerra. director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, said Wednesday, "It would be foolish to say that there would not be any deaths. When you have that many people gathered at any place where you don't have the ultimate or absolute control ... it may be that someone might come onto the site and within a matter of minutes of being there will die," he said. Guerra and other officials had gathered to reassure people that medical workers are prepared — despite charges leveled by Guerra's predecessor, Dr. Katharine Rathbun. who said hundreds could die because of poor planning. Guerra. a pediatrican. said elderly people, those with medical problems and children up to 7 years old should not attend the Mass because they would be unable to handle the heat and claustrophobic- like conditions. The Rev. David Garcia, chairman of the papa! Mass site committee, said 750 portable toilets and more than 800.000 gallons of water will be available at the Mass site. Woman joins utility panel AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Bill Clements has tapped former small-town mayor Marta Greytok to replace Peggy Rosson on the three-member Public Utility Commission. Ms. Rosson, an appointee of thcn-Gov. Mark SVhite. made her mark as a commissioner who frequently scolded major utility companies she thought had wasted money. Ms. Greytok is largely unknown to utility attorneys and officials. "Nobody we know knows her," Jon Loehman. Southwestern Bell's vice president for rates and revenues, said Wednesday after Clements announced the appointment. "It appears she has a broad background. She's run an agency. She's run a business." Ms. Rosson, who earlier this year was asked by Clements to resign, did not seek re-appointment. "I have had some very good reports concerning Ms. Greytok's prior public service. I wish her well as she begins what I am sure u-iJJ be her most challenging endeavor." Ms. Rosson said. Ms. Greytok, 53. will join the commission Sept ! The job pays SG0.97G a year. Carelessness cited in death AUSTIN (AP) — A 582-page report conclude* that tanks and observers weren't In the proper position for firing exercises the night a National Guardsman was killed at Fort Hood, "Apparently, the layout had been disregarded or lost and therefore they winged it," Maj EC! Komandosky, chief spokesman for the Texas Na tional Guard, said Wednesday. Sgt. James Smetzer of San Angelo was killed June 24 and six other crewmen were wounded by shrapnel when the searchlight on their M-<50 tank was hit by fire from another tank. A witness' statement in the report said Smetzer was lying on the deck of one tank and possibly try ing to take a nap when the shell struck. "Jim was so tired he laid down." Staff Sgt Don Hill, commander of the searchlight tank, told the board. "I was going forward to get him As.I reached down to get him up the shell hit 1 don't know what happened then. I woke up on the ground " What happened, the report said, was that one- tank swung too far to its left and mistakenly fired a shell at a companion tank that was illuminating the firing range. Drug/Alcohol/ Emotional Problem- Call Humana Hospital Baycown 4-CHANGE (424-2643) 2-!-hour information line Divers retrieve satchel of jewels from Titanic M.R. JAFARNIA, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology GULF COAST HOSPITAL is pleased to announce the opening of his office 2800 Garth Road, Suite D Baytown, TX 77521 (713)425-9386 425-9387 OFFICE HOURS: 9 AM - 5 PM Monday-Friday 9 AM - 12 PM every other Saturday Wednesday evenings by appointment PARIS (AP) — Divers plucked a battered valise containing a fortune in gems from the Titanic today, proving that some organic material has remained intact 75 years after the luxury liner sank, a salvage official laid. The leather valise, which did not bear a name, contained jewels, bank notes and coins, according to Robert Chappaz, the expedition leader. Few details were released on the satchel's contents, and no estimate has been made for what jewels off the famed wreck would be worth. But marine salvage experts have said that even a cup off the Titanic would be worth a fortune. In a statement released in Paris before dawn today. Chappaz said the valise was not in good condition. But its existence- indicated that some organic objects remained decades after the ship sank on April 14-15, 1912. In addition to finding the satchel, divers aboard the high-tech minisub Nautile retrieved a small safe believed to have been the assistant pursur's strongbox, the statement said. The leather satchel, which was found during a routine survey of the stern section of the debris field, was opened and examined briefly, revealing the valuables and currency. Chappaz repeated Uie expedition's claim that none of the artifacts would be sold to private individuals. He did not say if the •t ROMtTA'S COSMETOLOGY 420-2421 SOS Udf Dr. Cvris 1U7

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