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o Cookbook author's recipe for success Pittsburgh-made 'best beer' on sale here Turkey, cookie, pie hot lines . . . Et Cetera iisS! lb m) Racing Final Stocks 11-6-856 VOL. 59 NO. 84 Copyright IMS bv PG Publishing Co. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1985 6-Oav Home Delivery - $1.50 25 CENTS Today It'll be cloudy with lingering morning rain and a high in the low 50s. Partly cloudy with a low near 40 tonight Details, Page 7. Abortion cases heard The Supreme Court is asked to reverse a lower court ruling preventing the enforcement of a Pennsylvania law regulating abortions. The justices are told the law adheres to prior Supreme Court rulings on the issue. Kathryn Kolbert, representing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, maintains it represents an attempt to infringe on the rights of women and physicians. An Illinois abortion case is also heard. Page 2. Running mate for Marcos Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who said originally the Jan. 17 election in his country would be only for president and that the vice presidency would be filled in a later vote, changes his mind. He announces a vice president also will be chosen, in hopes of ensuring political stability. Page 3. MOVE homicides? The children who died in the confrontation between police and MOVE last May in Philadelphia were victims of homicide, not an accident, according to a forensic pathologist from Delaware. Testimony from the pathologist, who blamed the MOVE adults as well as city officials in the deaths, comes as a special commission continues to probe the confrontation that left 11 dead and 61 houses destroyed by fire. Page 14. New Dow record The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials sets another record on Wall Street, surging in the final hours of trading to close near the 1,400 level, rising 6.99 to a record 1396.67. Page 34. Sheer Tort-ure Columnist TRB writes the fear of lawsuits is affecting drug companies and many others "as surely as if the government had issued new laws or regulations." 'The coming tort crisis," he adds, "is just another example of the paradigmatic problem of modern American government: our inability to take action for the general public good if it harms identifiable individuals." Midweek Perspectives. Army picks phone firm Pentagon sources say a multi-billion-dollar international competition to supply the U.S. Army with a combat telephone system comes to a close with selection of a team headed by Thomson-CSF of France. Page 2. A look at Marino Is Danny Marino, above, quarterback of the floundering Miami Dolphins, washed up? Gary Tuma writes, "You won't find anyone who is going to tell you that" then proceeds to explore the conditions that may be contributing to Marino's down year. Page 23. Entertainment tonight "When You Comin' Bark. Red OS Ryder?" opens at 8 at the Playhouse, ffi,AiSran Fanny and Alexander at 7.30. nternationa Poetry Forum fea- SitJWvinH reading from The Veraacular Re- public" m Carnegie Lecture Hall at MSTSSf a SOaS S? "Sth Sfn'?Dlavs all dav at the Fterta Downtown More i startSJ ESTpSSTm times, v age u. By Vince Leonard Ann Landers. 20 Magazine 15-21 Astrology 30 Marriages 27 Business. 31-34 Obituaries 12 Comics 20 Sports 23-26 Crossword ....28 Television 21 Divorces 27 Theaters 19 Editorials 10 Want ads 27-30 Lottery 12 Weather 12 t aimo 11 By Albert J. Neri Post-Gazette Staff Writer Damp, cool weather yesterday led to a lighter-than-normal voter turnout for municipal and judicial races in the city and the county. Mark Walosik, deputy director of the county Elections Department, said the level of voter activity was about the same or lighter than the spring primary, when 37 percent of the voters turned out In the 30th District of the 14th Ward in Squirrel Hill, only 73 of about 400 registered voters had gone to the polls by 4 p.m. CDOCL. The towboat Joe T. tries to corral yesterday. Markings on the bridge Flooding By Ken Fisher Post-Gszette Staff Writer A network of flood-control dams, a dry fall and being spared the full wrath of Hurricane Juan's last gasp saved Pittsburgh from the flooding endured by the Monongahela River Valley to the south. Those muddy and swift flood waters were expected to reach Pittsburgh's Point this morning before daybreak, cresting at 25 feet three feet above the tip of the fountain at Point State Park. But even though today's forecast calls for lingering showers, they won't be enough to aggravate the swollen Mon so that it becomes a Starzl urges 4 steps to boost organ supply CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - De- mand for liver transplants and de- k b h itals t0 rf th . Dr Thas K starzl of the Wrsity of Pittsburgh School of Medidne aid yesterday6 He Mid uiies steped.up 'efforts to the "W 0f 0r At tne University of Pittsburgh, he said' the number of liver transplants grew from 14 in 1980 to an estimated 250 Ulis year But ne said many who could be helped by the operation still die for lack of a donor liver. jo increase the supply of donor organs, Starzl recommended: Relaxing the requirements as to when a patient is considered brain dead and available as a donor. Removing age restrictions on donors. Develonin? teams in hospital I I t lighter than expected. In the city, the only real suspense was generated by the city council candidacy of Republican Elmer McClung, a black social services director. McClung's election would Erevent an all-white council from eing seated in January. McClung, at a closing campaign rally in Homewood on Monday night, claimed he had enough support to upset one of the four Democratic nominees incumbents Ben Woods and Sophie Masloff, former Council President Eugene "Jeep" DePa-squale and newcomer Mark Pollock, a lawyer from Point Breeze. In the race for mayor, incumbent ilWWMC'lN swells saw"' . a runaway barge on the Monongahela River near the Birmingham Bridge piers show the distance from the river surface to bridge deck about 56 ! here should be minimal serious problem here, according to Aldo Angelo, hydrologist for the National Weather Service. Angelo said widespread flooding in communities along the upper Mori was the result of simply too much rainwater falling too fast. Parts of the Monogahela and Cheat river basin in West Virginia were deluged with as much as 8 inches of rain Monday, which followed a weekend of steady downpours. The result was rivers pouring over their banks, covering streets, homes and businesses. Flooding in Allegheny County, on the other hand, is expected to be minimal, said Angelo. Waters are expected to be the highest in Brad- emergency rooms that would be available to remove donor organs from accident and other victims who are dead on arrival. Changing laws on organ donation to presumed consent, which would mean doctors would be free to remove organs from a person when they died unless they had indicated beforehand they objected. In 1962, some experts predicted that organ transplants would never be successful, Starzl said. "Transplantation was a primitive art form in the 1960s," he said. But liver transplants became more successful with the use of the drug cyclosporine in the late 1970s, he said, and the popularity of the $90,000 procedure has mushroomed. "I have to admit to a passion Continued on Page 2, Column 2) o Richard S. Caliguiri was expected to easily win a third term over challengers Republican Henry Sneath, a Mount Wasnington lawyer, Consumer Party candidate Priscilla Thomas, an unemployed welder from East Liberty, Socialist Workers candidate Mark Weddleton, a Polish Hill factory worker, and two announced write-in candidates. Caliguiri set up election night headquarters at the Hyatt Pittsburgh. Throughout Allegheny County, voters also were choosing eight judges for Common Pleas Court Because voter interest in the cam . .. "!W-'.v'.v dock, McKeesport and Elizabeth, where it was projected to crest about seven feet above flood stage. Among the factors Angelo cited as why the Golden Triangle will be spared any major flooding are: Along with West Virginia receiving twice as much rainfall as Southwestern Pennsylvania, the upper Mon isn't deep enough or wide enough to handle the runoff as it is at the Point. The Tygart River Reservoir, approximately 90 miles directly south of Pittsburgh, and other dams were collecting basins for large amounts of runoff from the mountains, reducing flood height in Pittsburgh by at least two or three feet Defector quizzed KGB defector Vitaly Yur-chenko, above, is brought to the State Department in Washington, D.C., so U.S. officials can determine if he is being coerced into returning to the Soviet Union after three months in the hands of American intelligence agents. Page 2. p j J L--q. .... ..i -i i paign was low, the Democratic nominees, sitting on a 2-to-l voter registration margin countywide, were favored to win. However, Republican Charles A. Scarlata, a judge sitting by appointment mounted an intensive media campaign during the final weeks of the campaign. That effort created a potential upset one of four Democrats who did not have both party nominations. Republican candidate Shelly Friedman, a lawyer from Highland Park, also mounted a media blitz in the final days of the campaign. Because judicial candidates in w TT i yaqipyy - i John BealePost-Gazette late feet. The Allegheny River basin north of Pittsburgh received little rainfall by comparison to the Mon basin, contributing very little water to the overflow at the Point. Many municipal water systems take water from the Mon for their supplies, reducing the volume of water that passes through Pittsburgh compared with that in Fayette and Greene counties. The ground has been dry during the fall because rainfall has been nearly two feet below normal levels. So the reservoirs have been lower, than usual, and the ground has absorbed more rainfall (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) Shultz: Little progress in talk with Gorbachev MOSCOW (AP) - Secretary of State George P. Shultz wound up 14 hours of "vigorous discussion" with Soviet Leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and other Kremlin officials yesterday, saying the talks failed to narrow the superpowers' differences on arms control. Shultz said that despite "serious disagreements, the two sides had pledged to work hard in preparing the Nov. 19-20 summit meeting between President Reagan and Gorbachev in Geneva. "Basically, we have a lot to do," Shultz said. In a news conference before departing for an overnight refueling stop in Iceland, Shultz tempered his downbeat appraisal of the two-day visit by observing that he and his team see some positive developments" in the U.S.-Soviet relationship. Pennsylvania cross-file in the spring primary, four Democrats were successful in securing both parties' nominations, virtually ensuring their elections. They were District Justice David Cercone, Deputy Coroner Judith Friedman and appointed Judges Robert Kelly and James McClean. Voters also were electing in two county row offices. Sheriff Eugene L. Coon was heavily favored to win a fifth term over challenger Frank Malloy, a county detective, as was incumbent Coroner Joshua Perper, who vied with former coroner San-ford Edberg, a Republican. Thousands uprooted in 2 states Thousands of people were evacuated yesterday from dozens of towns along the rain-swollen Monongahela River and its tributaries in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In Pittsburgh, however, the main effect was huge traffic jams, as rush-hour was snarled by the closing of bridges across the Mon as 40 rampaging barges crossed under them. Eleven people were reported killed in Virginia, most of them around Roanoke in the western part of the state. In West Virginia, Gov. Arch Moore mobilized the National Guard and appealed to President Reagan to designate 22 counties as a federal disaster area. He said the flooding "covered more territory and affected more people" than any in the state's history. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg reported 1,200 persons evacuated from homes in low-lying areas of Allegheny, Washington, Greene, Fayette and Somerset counties most of them from the Mon River valley. In Allegheny County, the most visible effect of the flooding was a traffic jam. About 40 barges broke loose on the river, and municipal police departments closed road and highway bridges from McKeesport almost to the Point as the barges careened downstream, threatening support piers. The bridge closings lasted until about 6 p.m., backing up homebound commuter traffic on both sides of the river. Some stalled motorists could watch as four tow boats attempted to corral the vessels. The cause of it all was a storm system spun off from the remnants of Hurricane Juan, which dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of the Gulf Coast last week. The storms that moved up the Appalachians and into the Ohio Valley this past weekend culminated in a torrent that dumped seven inches of rain on parts of West Virginia in a 24-hour period ending yesterday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Most of Western Pennsylvania escaped with less than half that amount. But he was unable to cite any major area of reconciliation or prospect of an accord for the first superpower summit in more than six years. In fact, Shultz said, he wouldn't "bet on" an agreement in principle between the two leaders on how to pursue a treaty to curb the arms race. Philosophically, Shultz said "life does not end in the middle of November." He said the possibility of additional meetings between the leaders was "before us but nothing has been settled." He said later the four-hour session was "a very vigorous exchange that covered everything." He twice described the talks as "frank," which in diplomatic parlance often means considerable (Continued on Page 2, Column 2)

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