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.the Tropic Times


Vol. I, No. 44 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 30, 1988


Aquino t
MANILA, Philippines (UPI)-
President Corazon Aquino said
yesterday she plans to formally
notify Washington of her
government's intention to terminate
a treaty governing vital U.S. military
bases in the Philippines a year before
the pact expires in 1991.
A U.S. Embassy spokesman
declined immediate comment on
Aquino's statement that, puts her
nation on a collision course with the
United States, which maintains it has
until 1992 to dismantle Subic Bay
Naval Base and Clark Air Base.

Et cetera
Atlantis counting
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -
The shuttle Atlantis's countdown
to blastoff tomorrow on a flight to
carry a spy satellite into orbit
proceeded in secret yesterday
amid predictions of a 70 percent
chance of high winds and rain that
could force a delay.
Threats stop jets
ATLANTA - Bomb threats at
Hartsfield International Airport
forced one Delta Air Lines jet to
return to the airport Monday and
another plane to be evacuated
before takeoff. No bombs were
found.
Hurricane hits
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A
hurricane swept from the Bay of
Bengal into southern Bangladesh
and part of India Tuesday and aid
officials said there was no hope of
evacuating hundreds of thousands:
of people from the path of what
could be the most powerful storm
in memory.
Hirohito worse
TOKYO - Emperor Hirohito's
temperature climbed Tuesday to
its highest in three weeks, but
palace officials said there was no
cause for alarm. Hirohito's chief
physician said he would remain at
the palace to monitor the 87-year-
old monarch's condition.
Dali very serious
BARCELONA, Spain -
Surrealist painter Salvador Dali
remained in very serious
condition in an intensive-care
.ward of a Barcelona clinic
Tuesday but his spirits rallied and
he "wants to live," authorities
said.


:o tell U.S.
The Senate approved a resolution
Monday affirming Aquino's
interpretation of the 1947 bases
treaty - specifically her contention
that the U.S. installations should be
dismantled when the pact expires
Sept. 16, 1991 unless the treaty is
renewed.
The resolution urged Aquino to
serve the formal notice to
Washington of its intention to
terminate the treaty no later than

Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) - A
fire ignited two trailers loaded with
explosives at a construction site early
Tuesday, setting off massive blasts
that killed six firefighters, reduced
one fire truck to rubble and left no
trace of another, fire department
officials said.
Authorities were investigating the
possibility of arson.
The firefighters had been sent to
the scene after receiving a report of a
burning vehicle.
"We did find all six of the
firefighters and, unfortunately, they
were all dead," said Harold Knabe, a
fire department spokesman.
Knabe said the force of the
explosions turned one fire truck into
twisted wreckage and left no trace.of
another one.
"The other fire truck - there is
absolutely no evidence that it was
even there," he said.
The possibility of arson is being
investigated because an intruder was
seen at the quarry, which is part of a
nearby highway construction
project, Knabe said.
Two security guards discovered
the fire as they were investigating the
intruder. Firefighters were called to
take on the blaze, which had spread
to a trailer by the time they arrived,
authorities said.
The vehicle fire apparently had
burned itself out by then, but the
firefighters apparently did not know
the trailer contained ammonia
nitrate, Knabe said.
The trailer, described as being
similar to a mobile home, exploded
at 4:10 a.m., authorities said. A
second trailer about 100 feet away
exploded some 40 minutes later.
The explosions left two craters
about 35 feet across and 7 feet deep,
authorities said. Windows.
throughout the city's south side were
knocked out and the blasts could be
felt as far away as Liberty, 18 miles
north of the quarry, witnesses said.


bases pac
Sept. 16, 1990.
Asked about the Senate
resolution, Aquino said in a written
response to a query sent her by palace
reporters that the newly approved
Philippine constitution clearly states
that the bases treaty expires in 1991.
Aquino said a September, 1966,
amendment to the bases treaty
stipulates that the pact "shall become
subject to termination upon one year
notice by either government."

blast kills 6
Roger Ware was working at his
father's gas station about 1 3/4 miles
from the site when he was shaken by
first the explosion shortly after 4 a.m.
"I saw a big flash and then
everything seemed to move," he said.
"The cash register I was working
jumped about 3 inches off the
counter and it weighs 100 pounds.
Continued on Page 12


't ending
"I therefore agree with the Senate
that the notice of termination shall be
sent not later than Sept. 16, 1990, or
one year before the expiration of the
agreement in 1991," Aquino said.
The dispute emerged a month after
the two countries hammered out an
agreement covering the operation of
the bases through 1991. Washington
agreed to provide the Philippines
$962 billion in aid in the last two
years of the treaty, up from the
previous level of $180 million a year.
The 1966 amendment to the 41-
year-old pact states that the treaty
"shall remain in force for 25 years
from Sept. 16, 1966, after which,
unless extended for a longer period
by mutual agreement, it shall become
subject to termination upon one
year's notice by either government."
U.S. officials say the clause means
notice of cancellation cannot be
given before September, 1991, but
Continued on Page 12


CHRISTMAS VILLAGE - A worker prepares the Community
Recreation Division's Christmas Village which opens in the Valent
Recreation Center, Fort Clayton, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. The four-day
event in the center's auditorium and patio area features gingerbread
houses, holiday crafts, decorations, baked goods, pictures with Santa and
live stage entertainment. The village will open at 5 p.m. on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. J. Alan Warner)


Tornadoes kill 5, injure 150 in North Carolina


RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) - A
horde of tornadoes crashed across
North Carolina early Monday,
destroying houses and apartment
buildings, killing five people and
injuring more than 150.
The tornado barrage began about
1 a.m., catching most residents
asleep. The dead included an 8-year-
old girl hit by a chimney that
collapsed on her bed.
The twisters came swirling out of
two separate systems and touched
down at least 17 times, leaving a'200-
mile path of rubble from Raleigh to
the Outer Banks. Yachts and Mack


trucks were tossed around as if they
were toys.
The hardest hit was Raleigh, where
the first tornado cut a 10-mile swath
through a fashionable neighborhood
of tree-lined streets and stately
homes. Three people were killed
there and two more in nearby Nash
County.'
"It appeared to set down and
stayed down for a 10-mile strip," said
Joe Dean, of the state Crime Control
and Public Safety Commission. "The
damage in north Raleigh is
substantial."
Officials initially feared the death


toll would rise as rescuers searched
door to door but assistant fire chief
Robert Whittington said no
additional bodies were found.
'We have had hundreds of firemen
canvassing the damage area house by
house," Whittington said. "We have
been to every house that has been
damaged and I think we have found
everyone who has been killed or hurt
but there's no way of being 100
percent positive. Everyone has been
accounted for, I think."
At least two children were killed in
Raleigh. Janet Barnes, 8, was
pronounced dead at Rex Hospital of


injuries sustained when a chimney
collapsed on her bed. Pete Fulghum,
12, died of head and chest injuries at
Wake Medical Center. The name of
the third Raleigh victim was not
released.
In Nash County, Leroy and Mary
Alston were found dead with their
arms around each other outside their
demolished mobile home. Their two
small children suffered only minor
injuries.
The I a.m. Raleigh tornado caught
residents and emergency manage-
ment personnel by surprise, with the
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world roundup


Floods, mudslides create


Thailand's 'worst disaster'


BANGKOK, Thailand (UPI) -
The Thai government this week
approved an emergency allocation of
$20 million for southern Thailand,
where severe flooding and mudslides
killed at least 331 people and left
nearly 400 missing.
"This is our worst disaster ever,"
Prime Minister Chatichai
Ohoonhavan told reporters as he
announced the emergency $20
million appropriation. He said the
cabinet would meet later to discuss a
possible allocation of $120 million
for long-term rehabilitation of flood-
ravaged areas.
Chatichai said more than 600,000
people had been affected by last
week's flooding and that nearly 2
million acres of crops were severely
damaged.
Disaster relief officials in the south
said 331 people were confirmed dead
and 393 others were listed as missing.
Chatichai put the death toll at 429,
but officials at his office could not
confirm the figure.
Col. Banchon Chavansil,
spokesman for the local army


Singapore's counterfeit market offers tourists wide


SINGAPORE (UPI) - Idling on
sidewalks fronting elegant shops are
clusters of youths laden with fake
brand watches strapped to their
wrists.
Ever vigilant for the telltale signs
of tourists, the youngsters dash up
holding timepieces bearing such
illustrious names as Cartier and
Rolex and shout, "cheap, cheap." At
prices as low as $20, visitors often
find it hard to resist.
Singapore's counterfeit market
has skyrocketed into a multi-million-
dollar business, prompting demands
for tough legislation and stiff
penalties. The array of available
fakes includes a wide range of
designer goods; perfumes, sports


equipment, medicine, motorcycle
chains, motor lubricants and even
baby powder.
With retailers of honest watches
among the worst hit, the 1,000
members of the Singapore Clock and
Watch Trade Association are fed up
with touts luring tourists into
disreputable establishments.
"It is appalling that touts are so
brazen and bold," said Tan Soo
Khoon, president of the organization
of watch retailers and distributors.
"They know that the arm of the law is
just not long enough to reach them."
Anyone caught selling counterfeit
items faces a maximum $1,000 fine,
one year in prison or both. No one
has been known to be jailed. Touts


are often released with a warning or
meager fine.
"This penalty is just too light. It is
not a deterrent," said Tan, managing
director of Crystal Time Singapore,
agent for Raymond Weil and
Christian Dior watches. Tan
estimated losses to the industry at
"millions of dollars" a month.
A spokesman for Cartier',
Singapore outlet said its $500,000
monthly turnover would jump 25
percent without competition from
fakes.
A representative group of retailers
wants Parliament to stamp out the
illicit practices by enacting the same
legislation protecting American
books, films, music and computer


Chinese try to recruit U.S. Embassy employee in Beijing


BEIJING (UPI) - Chinese
intelligence agents attempted to
recruit an employee of the high-
security communications section of
the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, but the
American reported the incident and
no classified information was
released, diplomatic sources said last
week.
The abortive bid by Chinese
intelligence to penetrate the
communications section, the most
heavily secured department in the
embassy, was the first espionage-
related incident reported in U.S.-
China relations since late last year.
The American employee, who has
since been transferred out of China,
reported the overture to his superiors
and did not compromise any
classified information, said the
diplomatic sources, who refused to
be further identified.


U.S. Embassy spokesmen refused
official comment on the incident,
which the sources said occurred in
September.
"This is on a close-hold basis," a
U.S. official said. "There is nothing
we can say."
According to the sources, the
unidentified American worked in the
communications section, which
handles all embassy traffic, including
top-secret intelligence and
diplomatic cables.
The department, housed in a brick,
windowless building behind the main
embassy compound, is off-limits to
most embassy personnel and requires
special passes to enter.
The employee had become
acquainted with a Chinese woman
and in September was invited to her
home, the sources said. When he
arrived, he found several Chinese


intelligence agents who asked him to
pass along .information, apparently
for money.
The extent of the relationship with
the woman was unclear, but after the
employee reported the incident, he
was transferred out of China to avoid
any impropriety, the sources said. He
did not appear to have breached any
regulations, however, they said.
Most foreign embassies in Beijing
forbid diplomats and employees
from becoming romantically
involved with Chinese. Under
Chinese law, sexual relations
between unmarried Chinese and
foreigners are effectively illegal.
The recent incident was the first
espionage-related case reported
between Washington and Beijing
since two Chinese diplomats were
expelled from the United States late
last year for spying.


headquarters in flood-ravaged
Nakorn Srithammarat, said rescue
workers were using hand tools in
some of the hardest-hit areas because
they were unable to get through with
heavy equipment.
Many roads had been damaged by
flooding or made impassable by
mudslides, making it difficult for
rescue teams to reach some areas
where whole villages were buried.
"We have brought in special teams
by helicopter to dig for the corpses,
with police dogs to help them,"
Banchon said.
He said hundreds of bodies were
believed buried under tons of mud,
sand and logs that washed down
from the hills.
Government spokesman Suv.it
Yodmanee said the government
would accept offers of aid from the
United States, Britain and Japan, but
did not want to depend on foreign
help.
"At this stage we want to rely on
ourselves. We have a government
budget and substantial private
donations from our people," he said.

range ofgoods
software. Since becoming law a year
ago its stiff penalties - up to a $50,000
fine and imprisonment for five years
-have almost put an end to once-
booming piracy.
Retailers also worry about the
long-term impact in Singapore.
"Who would want to invest in
advertising and promotion if the
counterfeiters are going to produce
copies almost immediately?" asked
one. "Then there is the long-term
erosion of an image and the
multiplier effect on the economy as a
whole."
With complaints to police
increasing 165 percent in a. single
year, agents of renowned watch,
fashion, cosmetics and jewelry
houses and shopping centers along
the most exclusive thoroughfares are
turning to a special breed of private
investigator, the fakes fighter.
There are now three agencies
employing sleuths specializing in
busting manufacturers, distributors
and sellers of counterfeit products.
'"Investigations are a tedious
affair," said Lionel Chee, a retired
assistant police commissioner who
heads Lionel Security Systems and
Services.
Dealers in fakes quickly set up and
close shop, making it difficult to
track them down. It took Chee four
months to discover a makeshift
perfume factory in an apartment,
complete with 8,000 bottles of liquids
bearing names like Chloe, Nina Ricci
and Anais with a market value of
$200,000.
Agents for the genuine essences
acknowledge the phony packaging is
frequently done so well most buyers
cannot tell the difference.


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hemisphere



'So far from God, so close to the U.S.'


WASHINGTON (AP) - "So far
from God, so close to the, United
States."
That lament by a former Mexican
president, Porfirio Diaz, seemed to
sum up the attitude of many
Canadians during the recent election
campaign, which featured a national
debate of sorts on Canadian
anxieties about the country next
door.
Americans don't often think about
the impact their country has across
its northern and southern borders
but both Canadian elections and the
inauguration of a new Mexican
president next week have been
calling attention to the advantages
and adversities of geographic
intimacy with the United States.
Canadian Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney was on the defensive
during much of the campaign,
fending off critics who suggested that
the U.S.-Canada free trade
agreement would leave Canada as
little more than an appendage of the
United States, further robbing his
countrymen of a national identity.
In the end, though, a plurality of
Canadians felt that the agreement
and its promise of economic boom
was too good an opportunity to pass
up, and Mulroney and his
Progressive Conservatives were
returned to office.
As for Mexico, some argue that


having the United States as a
neighbor is an unmitigated blessing.
Proximity enables Mexico to send at
least part of its surplus population to
the United States and more than $13
billion worth of exports in most
years.
But the United States is, of course,
the country which seized half of
Mexico's territory a century and a
half ago and, as in Canada, U.S.
cultural and economic penetration of
Mexico sometimes creates psychic
torment among Mexicans.
Mexico, says Assistant Secretary
of State Elliott Abrams, has a "fear
of being swamped culturally or
economically. Whether you consider
it real or not, it's there. And it's a
political factor."
The notion that Mexico likes to
assert its independence by staking
out anti-American positions is
espoused by former Secretary of
State Henry A. Kissinger, who once
said that Mexico is institutionally
incapable of embracing any foreign
policy position to the right of the
United States.
Thus, Mexico maintains close-ties
with Cuba and Nicaragua, the
principal hemispheric adversaries of
the Reagan administration.
The objections of many Canadians
to the United States go beyond the
fear of creeping assimilation from the
south. They look on the United


States as a far less humane society
and that the free trade agreement
could lead to the dismantling of
government social programs and a
large dispossessed underclass similar
to that in the United States.
"We're not anti-American," says
Rick Salutin, a Toronto playwright
who campaigned against the trade
agreement. "We just don't want to be
American." Salutin obviously does
not speak for the many other
Canadians, including some of the


country's most talented offspring,
who admire American dynamism
and have packed up and headed
south.
A third U.S. neighbor, Cuba, at
times seems to define its own
existence by trying to be everything
that the United States isn't.
"Be happy that you're down here,"
President Fidel Castro once told a
gathering in Chile. "You con't know
what it's like to live next to that
country."


Barco calls emergency measures


BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -
President Virgilio Barco
announced last week that he was
invoking emergency measures to
fight a growing wave of terrorism
from both left and right.
Barco promised in a radio-TV
address to "bring down with the
weapons of justice and the aid of
all Colombians" leftist terrorists
and right-wing paramilitary
squads.
He said the emergency
measures include life in prison for
terrorism-related killings, an
emergency plan to increase the
number of soldiers and police, and
creation of special anti-terrorist
squads.


In addition, judges will be
allowed to preside over trials
without revealing their identities
and violent areas could be
brought under control of military
governors.
Barco, leader of the Liberal
Party, said the constitution allows
such emergency measures.
Over the past year, hundreds of
people have been killed and nearly
500 others kidnapped by
terrorists. Among those killed
were 26 judges, a justice minister,
an attorney general and two
newspaper editors.
Growing guerrilla armies now
contain about 10,000 people. The
government has about 80,000
soldiers and 90,000 police.


Grenada's medical school falls on hard times


ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) -
The American medical school in
Grenada has fallen on hard times in
the five years since invading U.S.
troops evacuated its students and
flung the once-obscure school into
the news.
St. George's University School of
Medicine, whose students President
Reagan said were saved from
becoming hostages of a Marxist
government, is still turning out
doctors on this luch tropical island at
the southern tip of the Caribbean.
The 11-year-old private school
now boasts 1,390 graduates licensed
in 45 U.S. states, and clinical training
programs at hospitals in New Jersey,
New York and Britain.
But as one of several so-called off-
shore schools in the region catering


to students rejected by U.S. medical
schools, St. George's is straining
from a steep decline in the overall
number of young people going into
medicine.
Since the invasion of October
1983, enrollment at the school's two
Grenada campuses has plunged from
480 to 226. It has cut its work force
from 120 to 90 and put expansion
plans on hold. Tuition has nearly
doubled - to $17,000 a year from
$8,700 in 1983.
A few years ago, St. George's
accepted only one of every 10
applicants. Now it's taking one of
every two.
"The caliber of our students has
declined; I'll be candid about it,"
Chancellor Charles R. Modica, said
in an interview. "But the American
medical schools' pool of applicants


Bomb mars Pirochet's birthday


SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A
bomb blast damaged the family
tomb of military President
Augusto Pinochet on Friday, his
73rd birthday.
No one immediately claimed
responsibility for the attack,
which marred a day of ceremonies
in homage to the right-wing
leader.
The bomb went off just behind
the tomb shortly after 10 a.m. at
the city's General Cemetery, said
cemetery director Arturo Urrutia.
The explosive shattered
' stained-glass windows, religious
icons and flower pots in and
around the concrete-walled
mausoleum. Several nearby
crypts also were damaged.
A second bomb was found and
defused by police experts,
according to security officials.


They said the mausoleum is
guarded around the clock, but the
bombs apparently were planted
when a police guard briefly left his
post to visit the cemetery's offices.
Pinochet, who was born Nov.
25, 1915, seized power in a bloody
1973 coup that toppled an elected
leftist government. In October, he
lost a referendum on extending his
rule for eight years and is obliged
to call open elections, planned for
December 1989, to pick a
successor.
The president began his
birthday celebration in the central
port city of Valparaiso with a
serenade from a military band in
front of his residence. he later
went to the presidential palace,
where military and government
officials paid him homage and a
folk group performed traditional
dances.


has gone down."
Despite the fall in enrollment, St.
George's still has 33 full-time
professors, down just two from 1983,
and 44 part-time visiting professors,
down four. Officials say the school is
in no danger of closing.
"There's no thinking in that
respect," said spokesman Arthur
Massolo. "It's alive and kicking, and
we intend to keep it that way."
The U.S. medical establishment
has long denounced St. George's and
other off-shore medical schools as
"diploma mills." But teachers and
administrators say St. George's
students are highly motivated and
score well on qualifying exams.
"My kids get as good training in
gross anatomy as they can get
anywhere in the world," said Dr.
John B. Christensen, chairman of the
Department of Anatomy, who held
the same post for seven years at the
University of Missouri at Kansas
City.
"We could sell diplomas," he said,
"but a diploma does not permit you
to practice medicine. You still have
to take board-qualifying exams."
Modica, a New York lawyer,
founded St. George's at the age of 29
after being rejected by four U.S.
medical schools and spending a
fruitless year in Spain trying to
become a doctor.
The school grew steadily but
attracted little attention until the
United States decided to overthrow a
radical pro-Cuban junta that seized
power and murdered left-wing Prime
Minister Maurice Bishop.
In justifying the invasion, Reagan
said the students at St. George's,
most of whom were Americans, were
in danger of being taken hostage.
They were evacuated in army
helicopters by some of the 6,000 U.S.
Marines and paratroopers who


landed on the island Oct. 25, 1983,
along with a token Caribbean force.
A stately bronze monument
bearing the engraved signatures of
the 19 U.S. servicemen killed in
action reminds visitors St. George's
main campus on Grand Anse Beach
was once a war zone.
Initially, school officials strongly
opposed the invasion, saying
Grenada's rulers assured them the
students would not be harmed. But
within days they changed their
minds.
Modica says today that he was
briefed at the State Department and
shown documents of discussions
within the revolutionary government
that persuaded him the students
might have been taken hostage.
"After the briefing, I felt that there
was some justification for military
action," he said. "It was a close call,
and I wouldn't have wanted to make
the decision."
Modica said enrollment peaked
around the time of the invasion and
has been falling for the past 2 1/2
years.
The reason, he said, is that the
medical profession, with its long,
hard years of training and costly
malpractice suits, has become much
less attractive to American graduates
over the past decade.
Applications to U.S. medical
schools have dropped from 42,624 in
1974 to 28,123 last year, with the
biggest decline occurring over the
past four years, according to the
Association of American Medical
Colleges.
As a result, the nation's 127
accredited medical schools are
opening their doors to students who
just a few years ago would not have
qualified, officials say. And that has
shrunk the pool of applicants for
schools like St. George's.








4 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988


SU.S. news



Bush names 'troubleshooter'as security adviser


WASHINGTON (UPI) --
President-elect George Bush named
veteran government troubleshooter
Brent Scowcroft as national security
adviser Wednesday and signaled he
will run the White House more
aggressively than President Reagan.
Scowcroft -- a pilot, retired Air
Force lieutenant general, arms
negotiator and national security
advisor under President Gerald Ford
-- will replace Reagan's National
Security Chief, Lt. Gen. Colin
Powell.
Scowcroft, a member of the three-
man Tower Commission that
investigated the national security
council in the wake of the Iran arms-
contra aid scandal, will be taking
over a job reformed and redefined
largely on the basis of that panel's
recommendations.
"Brent is a trusted friend," Bush
said in announcing the appointment
at a surprise news conference. "He
understands the military, the State
Department, the way the hill works
and the intelligence community
as well."
Bush made it clear he intends to be
more engaged and directly involved
in the running of the government
than Reagan, who is known for a
detached management style in which
he delegates major responsibilities to
others.
Bush said he would be briefed
personally on world developments
every morning by the CIA and, later
in the day, Scowcroft would weigh-in
with his view.
Scowcroft "has to have direct
access, day and night," Bush said.
The vice president said his new
national security adviser has the
following orders: "Keep me
informed. Wake me up. Shake and
wake me."
The "wake me" comment was
significant because presidential aides
sometimes delayed passing on


information to the president and in
one celebrated event did not wake
him up to tell him about a dogfight
between U.S. and Libyan jets over
the Gulf of Sidra.
The Tower Commission report
broadly criticized Reagan for his
detached management style, saying
the arms scandal may have been
averted if Reagan had remained
"aware of the way in which the
operation was implemented and the
full consequences of U.S.
participation."


Bush said Scrowcroft would be
"an honest broker" of national
security information to the president
-- a colorful description of the job
contained in the Tower Commission
report.
"He is not a policymaker in the
sense that the secretary of state will
be the chief spokesman, obviously, in
foreign policy matters," Bush said.
"He will be an honest broker. He will
convey to me exactly the feelings-of
cabinet members that are involved in
international affairs."


Though the timing of the
announcement was a surprise, the
selection of Scowcroft was not. For
weeks, he has been the leading
contender for the job, viewed as a
pragmatist who will bring a proper
low profile to the White House.
With the announcement, Bush
rounded out his two top advisers in
the White House, having settled
earlier this week on New Hampshire
Gov. John Sununu, a favorite of
conservative republicans, as his chief
of staff.


State Department wins Golden Fleece award


WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen.
William Proxmire, D-Wis., said last
weekend the State Department won
his monthly Golden Fleece Award
for bungling $15 million in travel
advances and trying to conceal its
errors under false accounts -
including one for Ludwig Van
Beethoven.
Proxmire said the State
Department has .'effectively been
giving interest free loans or handouts
to employees by lax efforts to collect


unused portions of travel advances.
Proxmire, who is leaving the
Senate after serving five full terms,
grants the dubious award each
month to a government agency that
he says has provided an outstanding
example of ridiculous, ironic, or
wasteful spending.
The Senator said the State
Department regularly provides
travel expense money to its
employees, then. fails to monitor the
accounts properly, resulting in


delayed repayments and, in some
.cases,.no payment at all.
"State mishandled travel advances
to the tune of $15.4 million in
delinquent repayment," Proxmire
said in a statement. "Even worse, as
much as $686,000 was written off and
completely lost to taxpayers in the
past two years.
"Even more outrageous, instead of
writing off some of the delinquent
accounts, State concocted bogus
accounts under names such as
Ludwig Van Beethoven," Proxmire
said. "That's certainly not music to:
the ears of the American taxpayer."
Proxmire said the department had
pledged in 1986 to correct such
problems, but that they had only
increased.
"Some accounts were accidentally
'closed even though the unused
advance wasn't repaid," Proxmire
said. "Others were left open and
delinquent, but couldn't be traced to
the person who was issued the
money."
The Wisconsin Senator said the
department made inadequate use of
payroll deductions to collect the
money, recovering less than 10
percent of delinquent accounts in
1987 in this manner.


Scientists discover new relationship between quasars, galaxies


LOS ANGELES (UPI) - New The international team of
observations of far-flung galaxies scientists who made the finding said
reveal a surprising alignment with the relationship between quasars and
the bright deep space bodies known galaxies apparently is not
as quasars, a relationship that coincidental. They were able to rule
bolsters notions that quasars exist on out chance by statistically examining
the very fringes of the universe, the probability of such occurrences,

Motorists chase hit-and-run driver


LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Two
motorists who saw a hit-run driver
run down and kill a 12-year-old boy
on a bicycle fast weekend were hailed
as heroes for chasing him 10 miles at
high speed, dodging his truck when
he tried to run them off the freeway,
police said.
"To call. these citizens heroes is
putting it mildly," said Detective Bill
Whittaker, who described the chase
as "extremely dangerous and, really,
unbelievable."
The suspect, Joel Espina, 23, of
Los Angeles, was finally stopped by a
police car and one of the witnesses
when he drove into a dead-end street,
Whittaker said. Espina was booked
on suspicion of gross vehicular
manslaughter while under the
influence of alcohol.
The incident began about 12:30
p.m. when Espina, driving a pickup
truck, allegedly hit Carlos Grinaldo


Jr. of Los Angeles on his bicycle.
Grinaldo was taken to California
Hospital, where he was pronounced
dead.
"After he hit the boy, Espina
slowed down momentarily and then
sped away at a high rate of speed,"
Whittaker said. "Witnesses in cars
nearby followed him."
The motorists followed Espina
through south central Los Angeles
and then onto the Harbor Freeway
for several miles, he said, adding "at
one point Espina attempted to ram
the witnesses' vehicles onto the
freeway divider."
One car stopped pursuing Espina
at that point, but a man in a second
car continued following him as he left
the freeway in the San Pedro area
south of downtown, Whittaker said.
Two officers in a patrol car saw
Espina run a red light and chased him
into a dead end street, Whittaker
said.


concluding a galaxy has only a 1.in
10,000 chance. of randomly aligning
with a quasar.
But in a sample of 296 quasars,
British, Canadian and American
scientists, reporting in the current
issue of the scientific journal Nature,
found 110 aligned with the celestial
communities of stars.
This is roughly a I in 30
relationship, suggesting that for
every 30 quasars at least one will
align with a galaxy.
Quasars are star-like objects that
are believed, by some scientists, to
exist on the edge of the universe.
They are also said to be the brightest
cosmic bodies; so bright, scientists
estimate their light can be up to 1,000
times more luminous than that of an
entire galaxy which can consist of
billions of stars.
The new studies led by
astrophysicist Rachel Webster of
Britain's Scarborough College also
revealed the galaxies, which are not
nearly as faraway as quasars, act as
gravitational lenses capable of
bending light from the quasars. This
phenomenon alone could make the
light of a quasar appear even
brighter, some scientists contend.
"What Webster and her colleagues
have found is there appears to be
more instances where a quasar has an


alignment with a galaxy than you
would expect on pure chance,"
commented Claude Canizares of the
Center for Space Research in
Cambridge, Mass.
"I believe firmly that (quasars) are
at the edge of the universe, and yes,
this can be viewed as evidence for
that hypothesis."
But as for reasons why the
apparent alignment occurs.
Canizares, who wrote a companion
Nature article to Webster's report,
said any explanation at this point
would be based on speculation.
He noted, however, because
telescopic observations of the sky
reveal only a two dimensional
picture, the apparent "preferential
alignment" and the gravitational lens
effect created by galaxies provide
new gauges for quasar luminosity
and distance.
Canizares said usually a single star
or cluster serves as the gravitational
lens in a galaxy that bends light from
the quasar.
Canizares said quasars are note
for their distinctive "red shift" or
sharp displacement of light toward
the red end of the color spectrum.
This is an indication they may be
moving away at speeds approaching
that of light - 186,000 miles per
second.








Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988 5


U.S. news



Supreme Court 'tracking' railroad disputes


WASHINGTON (UPI) - The
Supreme Court agreed this week to
decide the bargaining rights of labor
unions when railroad lines are sold.
The justices will hear arguments
this term in two cases involving the
sale of rail lines to newly formed
companies or companies that were
previously not involved in rail
transportation.
The issue, which is rooted in
complex federal statutes and
regulations, is of major concern to
both unions, who fear an erosion of
contract rights and loss of jobs for
their membership, and the rail
industry seeking to revitalize
regional rail service.
The issue arose following the
partial deregulation of the rail
industry in 1980 by the Staggers Rail
Act and by changes in policy by the
Interstate Commerce Commission to
make it easier to sell such lines by
ending labor protective provisions of
some contracts.


As a result of the act and policy
change a number of marginal rail
lines were sold or transferred to
entrepreneurs.
In other action, the court:
- Let stand a federal law that
gives the President the power to raise
the salaries of Members of Congress,
the federal judiciary and top
executive branch officials. Several
Members of Congress had
challenged the law on grounds that
only Congress has the power to raise
or lower salaries.
- For the second time this month,
refused to become involved in
attempts by men to get court orders
to stop their wives or girlfriends from
having abortions. The case involved
Carlton Lewis of Michigan who
unsuccessfully tried to force his
estranged wife, Kathleen, to bear a
child.
- Left intact the criminal
conviction of Alton Campbell, an


Arkansas judge who was sentenced
to three years in prison for paying
citizens to vote for him.
The rail unions, which often faced
massive layoffs of their membership
in such sales despite contract
provisions protecting job security,
characteristically charge the terms of
the sales violated the Railway Labor
Act. The act prohibits unilateral
changes in employment terms
without bargaining.
However, the railroads claim the
sales were covered by the ICC and
refused to bargain.
The impasses generally lead to
court action and then a strike, which
lead to more court action. Briefs filed
in one case by the ICC claim the
disputes have virtually ended the
transfer of rail lines and the
revitalization process.
All sides in the disputes, including
the federal government, have asked
the court to resolve the matter,


although they have selected different
cases to do so.
There are currently at least eight
cases before the court that deal with
the issue.
"The determination of these issues,
which have generated substantial
disagreement among the lower
courts, would provide significant
assistance in resolving numerous
pending disputes between the
railroads and their unions over rail
line sales," the government said.
Lawyers for a railroad in one of the
cases said the cases "are without
question the most important cases
facing the railroad industry today."
The two cases accepted by the
court stem from a decision by the
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co.
to sell its lines to P&LE Railco Inc.
Railco intended to layoff some 500 of
the rail lines' 750 employees and not
to comply with or assume any of the
existing labor agreements.


Study urges allto stop smoking


regardless of age, history


~ BOSTON (UPI) -- It's never-too
late to quit smoking, according to a
study released last week that found
older people sharply reduce their risk
of dying from heart disease no matter
when they kick the habit.
"There is some general feeling that
in older people there isn't much
benefit in quitting smoking, that it's
too late," said Bonnie Hermanson,
who headed the study.
"We conclude that elderly people
with heart disease should quit
smoking. They should be
encouraged to quit as much as
anyone," said Hermanson, whose
findings were reported in the New
England Journal of Medicine.
Hermanson and her colleagues at
the University of Washington in
Seattle followed for six years 1,893
men and women ages 55 and older
who had heart disease.
They compared the 807 people
who had quit smoking within a year
of when the study began and
remained smokeless to the 1,086
subjects who smoked and found the
smokers had nearly twice the risk of
dying from cardiovascular disease.
"The results of these analyses lead
us to conclude-that older adults with
coronary artery disease who quit
smoking can have improved survival
similar to that of their younger
counterparts," Hermanson and her
colleagues wrote.
There was no significant difference
when the researchers compared the
risk among those in various age
groups, indicating people reduce


their risk of dying from a heart attack
or stroke regardless of when they quit
smoking, said Hermanson.
The association between smoking
and an increased risk for heart
disease is well known and has been
well documented in younger people.
But the association has been less well
studied for the elderly, she said.
"People who have smoked for 30
or 40 years, there was a feeling that at
/ that point it didn't do them any good
(to quit)," Hermanson said.
Dr. John Holbrook of the
University of Utah School of
Medicine said the findings confirm
previous studies and offer new
evidence that quitting smoking at
any age has benefits.
"Some doctors have said to
patients when they are in their 60s or
70s that if they like smoking it's too
late to get any benefit (from
quitting). That is not true. It's
absolutely not true," Holbrook said.
"If you quit smoking, no matter
what the age, benefits acrue. For
those people who think it's too late, I
would say, 'absolutely not.' This
reinforces that," he said.
Holbrook noted certain damage
from smoking, such as that
associated with emphysema, is
irreversible.
Smoking appears to increase the
risk for heart attacks and strokes
through a variety of mechanisms,
including making blood more likely
to clot and narrowing arteries. Those
changes tend to normalize after
someone quits.


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MICKEY - Mickey Mouse waves to some of the thousands of
wellwishers Friday at Disneyland that jammed the Southern California
theme park to wish the merry mouse a happy 60th birthday. (AP
Laserphoto)


Pediatricians claim rock videos are too 'excessive'


CHICAGO (UPI) - Rock videos
may be bad for teen-agers' health, the
American Academy of Pediatrics
.warned Sunday.
The academy, which comprises
36,000 pediatricians, said teens
watch an average of two hours of
rock video a day. "Music video may
represent a new art form, but we
believe it is one that contains an
excess of sexism, violence, substance
abuse, suicide and sexual behavior,"
academy members said.


Rock videos, usually three to five
minutes long, either show the
musicians performing a song or
acting out its lyrics.
While early generations of video
seemed to have more in common
with home movies than professional
films, many today are produced by
some of the biggest names in
Hollywood.
The academy said 75 percent of the
videos with a theme or story contain
"sexually suggestive material," while


56 percent contain acts of violence,
often directed at women.
The pediatricians urged parents to
exercise control over teens' video
viewing, to be sure they watch shows
appropriate for their maturity level.
They also urged parents to discuss
the videos with their children.
The doctors said they would
"encourage the music video industry
to produce pro-social videos and
public service message with positive
themes," including" racial harmony,


drug avoidance, nonviolence,
pregnancy prevention and birth
control, sexual abstinence and
avoidance of sexually transmitted
diseases."
The doctors, reporting in the
current issue of AAP News, also
called for research on the effects of
the rock videos and urged rock idols
to try to set a good example.









6 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988


financial news


Texaco, Saudi Arabia form refinery partnership


NEW YORK (UPI) -- Texaco Inc. inventory, to the venture, to be called operational changes or job cuts. takeover bid by Icahn, Texaco's
said last week it signed a definitive Star Enterprise. Saudi Arabia is the would's largest largest stockholder.
agreement to sell a half-interest in its Star, which Texaco said will be oil-exporting country and the The definitive agreement was
East Coast refining and marketing operating by the end of the year out dominant member of the signed in London, with the Saudis
operations to OPEC leader Saudi of Houston headquarters, will take Organization of Petroleum represented by Oil Minister Hisham
Arabia in a deal expected to net over Texaco refineries in Delaware Exporting countries. Nazer and Texaco by company
Texaco nearly $2 billion. City, Del., Port Arthur, Texas, and Texaco, based. in White Plains, president James Kinnear.
Texaco agreed in June to sell the Convent, La.N.Y., and the nation's third-largest
oil-rich Middle East kingdom a 50 oil company, said it expects to realize Nazer, in a statement, called th
percent interest in a newjoint venture It also will own 50 distribution $1.8 billion in cash and lower joint venture "a major, achievement
that will own- three major U.S. oil terminals and 1,450 company-woned inventory costs. in Saudi Arabia's continuing
refineries processing 625,000 barrels or operated service stations. It will The June 16 announcement was a program of more active involve
of crude a day and a network of have the right to buy 600,000 barrels crucial step in Texaco's hard-fought ment" in so-called "downstream
10,000 Texaco service stations in 23 a day of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and bitter proxy struggle with operations -- refining and selling
eastern and Gulf Coast states, at market prices. corporate raider Carl Icahn. -petroleum products to consumers.
Texas said the Saudis will pay $812 About 5,000 workers are It was disclosed one day before a Kinnear said the joint venture
million for the stake and will employed at the refineries and special meeting at which Texaco "benefits our operations, our
contribute 30 million barrels of crude associated facilities. Texaco said shareholders narrowly rejected a shareholders, our country and ou:
oil, or 75 percent of its initial there would be no significant $60-a-share, $12.4 billion hostile partner."


OPEC faces uphillbattle for higher oilprices


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NEW YORK, Reuter -- Oil prices
are almost certain to jump to a higher
plateau next week if, as expected,
OPEC gains its first 13-member
production agreement in two years,
but even if it manages the feat the oil
cartel will face pressures.
The deal, thrashed out after eight
days of backroom bargaining in
Vienna, hinges on approval by Iran
of an oil quota equal to that of its
former war foe Iraq. The Iranian oil
minister left the Vienna talks Friday
to consult his government about the
plan and is expected to return
Sunday.
"If Iran agrees to (production)
parity with Iraq, U.S. West Texas
Intermediate will jump to $16 a
barrel Monday," said John Redpath,
analyst with Energy Security
Analysis Inc. Oil futures for the West
Texas grade last traded officially in
New York Wednesday at just below
$14.
Iran's refusal to allow Iraq to
pump the same amount of oil as Iran
has been a stumbling block to an
agreement for two years. The
proposed pact puts the Organization
of Petroleum Exporting Countries"
13-member output at 18.5 million
barrels per day in the first half of
1989 and maintains an $18 a barrel
target price.

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But even if OPEC manages to
complete the agreement, with* its
proposed 20 percent declined in
output from the 22 million to 23
million now being produced, the glut
of oil on world markets will not be
reduced, analysts said.
"A ceiling of 18.5 million barrels
per day is a step in the right direction
and WTI couldjump at most to $16 a
barrel as a result," said Peter Beutel
of Elders Futures Inc.
"A ceiling.of 18.5 million or even
19.0 million would represent too
little, too late," according to Charles
Maxwell, senior energy strategist at
C.J. Lawrence/ Morgan Qrenfell Inc.
A cap of 17.5 million barrels would
be needed to cut inventories, now at
their highest levels since 1982.
Although most oil analysts and
traders believe Iran will eventually
sign the pact, many are still skeptical
that all 13 will stick to it and that
prices will stay up.
"I doubt that the agreement will
last six months without some
cheating (on production quotas),"
said David Mangan, a consultant
with the Washington Forum, a unit
of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc.
To begin with, there may be
bitterness over the treatment of Iraq,
which will be given a sharply higher
OPEC allotment after producing far
above its last OPEC quota.
Nonetheless, David Mizrahi,
editor of the a Mideast Report, an
economic newsletter, said the idea
*that all 13 members will sign would
be "a breakthrough for OPEC
because they haven't had an
agreement in two years."
Mizrahi said that although bthe oil
market is" currently oversupplied,
"prices will go up on a psychological
reaction."


Some U.S. oil analysts said West
Texas Intermediate, thd U.S.
benchmark grade of oil, could hit $17
to $18 a barrel by Christmas just on
optimism about the agreement.
The West Texas grade was quoted
in spot dealings at $15.30 a barrel
Friday, up from its Wednesday close
of $14.10 ahead of the Thanksgiving
holiday.
But -prices are likely to fall back in
the first quarter of 1989 as demand
declines. A seasonal slowdown in oil
demand at the end of the winter and
an overhang of supply could sap the
initial optimism and drive prices


back down to around $15 in the first
quarter, analysts said.
The U.S. market was closed
Thursday and Friday. Optimism
over an imminent agreement sent
prices sharply upward Friday in
Europe, where North Sea Brent for
January delivery jumped $1.25 to
$14.38 per barrel, the highest since
mid-September. But some analysts
here remained skeptical.
"It isn't over until Iran comes back
,to the meeting and signs," said
Mangan. If no agreement is reached,
analysts said, prices are likely to
tumble.


LBOs sow seeds for crash


NEW YORK (REUTERS) -
Martin Lipton, a securities lawyer
who has helped numerous U.S.
corporations defend themselves
against unwanted takeovers, said the
current wave of leveraged buyouts
could be sowing the seeds of a crash
in one or two years.
"This activity cannot continue at
this pace without creating a crash,"
he said, adding that some leveraged
buyouts have gotten so big and
expensive that there is not enough
cash to pay the interest expenses.
He said deals have been put
together with zero-interest and
payment-on-kind bonds, making the
overall debt-to-equity ratio as high as
15-1 at some companies.
In a leveraged buyout, a group
borrows money to buy all of a
company's stock, then repays the
debt with income from the company
or by selling off corporate assets.
"I believe this is going to lead us
into a crash," Lipton said, comparing
the phenomenon with other
speculative frenzies going back


hundreds of years.
Lipton,- a partner in the firm
Wachtell, Lipton, Roser alid Katz,
spoke to the New York Society of
Security Analysts on Wednesday. He
has been a persistent critic of
excessive takeover activity, but has
been. a profitable participants. The
Wall Street Journal recently
reported that his firm charged Kraft
Inc. $20 million of advice in a
takeover.
Lipton, who invented a now-.
popular "poison pill" takeover
defense several years ago, said some
key court cases are coming up in the
state -of Delaware that will have an
important effect on the potency of
the pill.
Lipton said the pill is an important
part of a company's defensive armor
because once adopted "it shift the
burden of persuading the court from
the target to the raider."
Previously, he said, target
companies had to convince a judge
that there was something wrong with
the raider's tactics.


NEWk YORK (AP) _ Sales, closing price and net change of the 15 most active
New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1.


Name Volume
FstBkSy 4,473,400
Tex Util 3,738,300
FstChi Cp 2,461,600
Noeast Uti 2,228,200
RJR Nab ' 2,140,100'
Amer TT 2,060,100
Mobil 1,586,200
IBM 1,491,600
Ill Power 1,245,400
BurlNth 1,239,100
BankTr NY 1,155,900
Chrysler 1,101,600
Tenneco 1,091,300
HiltonHtl 1,088,100
Occident P 1,081,400


Last Chg.
20
28 7/8
30 1/4
20 3/8
89 1/8
29 3/8
44 1/8
118 7/8
19 1/4
74 3/4
36 3/4
25
50 1/2
52 3/8
25 3/4


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Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active American Stock
Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1.


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EchoBay
TexasAirCp
Telesphere
Moog A
PallCorp
EngySvc
Amdahl s
FtAustPr
Viacom pf


Volume
268,200
187,100
172,500
151,300
134,200
129,200
127,300
124,700
116,900
114,900


Last Chg.
8 1/8 +1/8
14 7/8 -1/8
13 7/8 +1/8
2 5/8 +1/2
8 -1/4
27 1/8 -5/8
1 3/4 +1/8
17 7/8 +5/8
9 3/4 -1/16


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Last or
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MCI 1,686,70(
Intel 1,314,00(
AppleC 1,244,30(
FarGp 1,181,70(
Miniscr 1,030,60(
ShawNt 966,90(
Cadntx 836,90(
Convgt 768,801
Nike B 720,40(
TrianIn 573,600


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0 36 1/2
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Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988


I military news


American village is target

for South Korean youths


SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) --
The U.S. military commander in
South Korea last week deplored an
assault at a housing compound for
military families and urged
authorities to punish the "cowardly
criminals" who damaged vehicles in
the complex with pipes, clubs and
firebombs.
U.S. and South Korean officials
said 40 South Korean youths
assaulted the rear gates of Hannam
Village, a compound for Americans
soldiers and their families in Seoul.
The officials said 15 students
forced their way into the compound
and used clubs, iron pipes and
firebombs to damage vehicles parked
inside. They said 'at least nine
vehicles received $15,000 in damage
during a 10-minute assault.
A U.S. military policeman was
injured by youths who struck him
with pipes, and a second officer was
hurt when a hurled pipe shattered the
windshield of his car as he was
leaving the compound through the
back gate, the officials said.


Security at the compound was
increased after the assault, they said.
"I consider those who attacked an
American housing area last night to
be cowardly criminals," said Gen.
Louis C. Menetrey, the top U.S.
military commander in South Korea.
"Thugs who use iron pipes, clubs and
gasoline bombs against unarmed
families, women and children can be
considered nothing else. I would
hope they are apprehended, tried and
appropriately punished."
More than 600 U.S. military
families live at Hannam Village, a
12.6-acre compound that the United
States leases from the South Korean
government.
Anti-American sentiment has
become increasingly evident in South
Korea since the Seoul Summer
Olympics.
Hannam Village has been the site
of several demonstrations, including
one rally in which several students
forced their way into the compound,
lowered an American flag and
burned it with a firebomb.


East Germans try to aidDanes


COPENHAGEN, Denmark
(UPI) - Danish military officials
were stunned to learn that an East
.German transport company was
helping build hangars designed to
hide NATO aircraft from Warsaw
Pact attack, a military spokesman
said yesterday.
"We thought we had asked an
Austrian firm to do the job so we
were somewhat shocked to find an
East German truck on site," said
Lt. Col. Egon Beck, the
commander of Denmark's
Tirstrup Air Force Base.
The East Germans were
ordered off the site and asked to
unload their cargo outside the
perimeter fence.
"Someone somewhere must
have been fast asleep," said Svend
Andreasen, manager of WTK, the
military contractor that assisted in
arranging the deal. "Obviously,
there's something wrong in


asking a Warsaw Pact company to
help build secret NATO military
installations."
The mistake was discovered in
early November when two East
Germans arrived at the Tirstrup
base complex in a truck, Beck
said.
When challenged, the two
produced documentation proving
their company had been hired to
transport materials to Denmark
for the building of bomb-proof
hangars for NATO.
"Luckily, we detected the
mistake," Beck said. "Ill bet my
bottom dollar that the two men
were under orders."
A spokesman for Denmark's
military intelligence said both
WTK and the Royal Danish Air
Force had been asked to take
measures to ensure similar
mistakes would not be made in the
future.


Red Cross 'salutes' Fort Lee


WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -
Fort Lee, Va., received recognition
from the American Red Cross
recently as its single largest
contributor of blood among all
stateside military installations during
the past four years.
With 32,848 units of blood
collected during that time, Lee
averaged more than 8,000 units
donated annually. One unit of blood
equals a little less than a pint.
Also, the Red Cross cited Fort
Eustis, Va., as the second largest
contributor with an average of 5,876
units a year; while Fort Rucker, Ala.,
was third with more than 5,100 units.
"It's remarkable," said Forest
Price, blood consultant at the
Tidewater Regional Center
headquartered in Norfolk, Va.
Praising Lee's contributions to the
blood donor program, Price
remarked, "When you consider the
number of people at Lee compared to
the population of some of the larger
posts, the ration of donations to
people is very high. With, a total
population of about 11,500, 8,000
soldiers and 3,500 civilians, we saw
about 9,500 donors a year.
"Although we were not able to
take all of them for various reasons,
we still were able to collect 8,212
units of blood on an average each
year. That's significant when you


consider the national average for
blood donors equals about 5 percent
of the population."
Price especially praised Lee's 23rd
Quartermaster Brigade, the.sponsor
of a monthly blood drive. He also
praised other units on post, including
Kenner Army Community Hospital,
the Army Logistics Center, Army
Troop Support Agency and the
Army Logistics Management
College for their fine efforts.
In addition, Lee collected the
largest amount of blood donated at
any one collection point within the
Red Cross' Tidewater Regional area
during the same time period.
According to Red Cross officials, 6.5
percent of all blood collected in the
Red Cross Tidewater Region came
from donors at Lee.
Red Cross officials report that all
military installations within that
region participated in their blood
donor program. Their contributions
represented 24 percent to 27 percent
of all blood collected there.
Blood donations from the
Tidewater Region alone supply some
2.5 million residents in southeaster
Virginia and eastern North Carolina
through more than 50 hospitals. That
center and 56 others like it in the
United States collect and supply
blood and blood products to more
than half the nation's residents.


Adoptive soldiers may submit
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ARNEWS) whichever comes later.
- Soldiers who choose to take part Harden summarized the rece
in the pilot program for government congressional legislation th
reimbursement of their qualifying authorizes the program:
child-adoption expenses may be able "All servicemembers on acti
to start submitting claims by Dec. 1. duty, including active guard-reser
Local Army finance offices are soldiers, may be reimbursed up
gearing up to acquire the necessary $2,000 per adopted child or $5,0
claim forms and to complete their per participant in a calendar ye
part of the program's implementation,
said Mary Harden of the U.S. Army
Finance and Accounting Center at
Fort Benjamin Harrison here.
Stressing that the adoptive soldiers
must submit their claims to their
servicing finance office, Harden $ .
noted that soldiers on temporary .
duty of otherwise away from their
servicing offices should mail the ' i i
claim to the appropriate office.
The two-year pilot program
requires that participants request
reimbursement not later than 180 i
days after the adoption is final or
within 180 days after the Army's
implementing instructions,


claims for reimbursement Dec. 1
To be eligible, the adoption whichever comes later."
nt proceedings must be initiated She went on to say that with tl
at between Oct. 1, 1987, and Sept. 30, exception of stepchildren, tl
1989. program covers most adoptions
ve "The law defines the term children up to the age of 18 by eith
ve 'adoption proceedings'as comprising married or single soldiers. "It al
to the initial home-study report of the covers the adoption of children fro
00 placement of the child in the soldier's countries other than the Unite
ar. home for the purpose of adoption, States and children with speci
needs."


he
he
of
er
so
m
ed
al


Un the specifics ot coverage, she
said that most reasonable expenses
entailed in a legal adoption qualify
for reimbursement unless previously
covered by another government
program. " 'Reasonable expenses'
include placement, as well as legal
and medical fees, including hospital
expenses for a new-born infant."
Even personal travel expenses are
reimbursable if deemed necessary to
assess the child's health, to attend
counseling sessions, to escort the
child to the soldier's home, or
otherwise required to qualify for
legal adoption.


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8 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988







1. U2 "Rattle And Hum," (Island/
Atlantic) Last Week: No. 1
2. Anita Baker "Giving You The
Best That I Got," (Elektra) No. 2
3. Guns N' Roses "Appetite For - -
I)estruction," (Geffen) No. 4 .�
4. Cocktail Soundtrack
(Elektra) No. 6
5. Bon Jovi "New Jersey,"
(Mercury/Polygram) No. 3
6. Def Leppard "Hysteria,"
(Mercury/Polygram) No. 7
7. Luther Vandross "Any Love,"
(Epic) No. 9
8. Barbra Streisand "Till I Loved
You," (Columbia) No. 10
9. Bobby Brown "Don't Be
Cruel," (MCA) No. 5
10. Ozzy Osbourne "No Rest For
The Wicked," (CBS) No. 8


1. U2 "Desire," (Island/Atlantic)
Last Week: No. 3
2. Will To Power "Baby, I Love
Your Way/Freebird Medley," (Epic)
No..5
3. George Michael "Kissing A
Fool," (Columbia) No. 6
4. Breathe "How Can I Fall?" (A&
M) No. 4
5. Chicago "Look Away,"
(Reprise) No. 8
6. Duran Duran "I Don't Want
Your Love," (Capitol) No. 9
7. Anita Baker "Giving You The
Best That I Got," (Elektra) No. 10
8. Bobby Brown "My Perogative,"
(MCA) No. 11
9. Pet Shop Boys "Domino
Dancing," (EMI) No. 12
10. Boy Meets Girl "Waiting For
A Star To Fall," (RCA) No. 14



1. Al B. Sure! "Rescue Me,"
(Warner Bros.) Last Week: No. 2
-2. Freddie Jackson "Hey Lover,"
(Capitol) No. 6
3. Sweet Obsession "Gonna Get
Over You," (Epic) No. 7
4. Cameo "You Make Me Work,"
(Atlantic/Polygram) No. 8
5. The Boys "Dial My Heart,"
(Motown) No. 11
6. Surface "I Missed," (Columbia)
No. 9
7. Cherrelle "Everything I Miss At
Home," (Tabu) No. 12


Ozzy Osbourne


8. Ziggy Marley & The Melody
Makers 'Tumblin' Down," (Virgin)
No. 10
9. Jonathan Butler "There's One
Born Every Minute," (Jive/RCA) No.
18
10. Roberta Flack "Oasis,"
(Atlantic) No. 20



1. Reba McEntire "I Know How
He Feels," (MCA) Last Week: No. 2
2. George Strait "If You Ain't
Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')," (MCA) No.
3
3. Babara Mandrell "I Wish That
I Could Fall In Love Today," (Capi-
tol) No. 4
4. Vern Gosdin "Chisled In
Stone," (Columbia/CBS) No. 5
5. Restless Heart "A Tender Lie,"
(RCA) No. 7
6. Keith Whitley "When You Say
Nothing At All," (RCA) No. 8
7. K.T. Oslin "Hold Me," (RCA)
No. 9
8. The Judds "Change Of Heart,"
(RCA/Curb) No. 10
9. Randy Travis "Deeper Than
The Holler," (Warner Bros.) No. 20
10. Willie Nelson "Spanish Eyes,"
(Columbia/CBS) No. 11


DOLLARS 'N' SENSE


New Findings
On Auto Expenses
by Bryon Elson

In case you need confirmation,
your car is a depreciating asset.
Depreciation and interest on your
car loan, combined, take the biggest
bite out of your automotive dollar,
according to a recent car cost
analysis by the editors of Runzheimer
Reports On Transportation, the indus-
try newsletter.
Depreciation and interest con-
sume over half, or 52.6 percent, of
the total amount spent annually on a
typical car. In 1986, for the first time,
this expense topped the 50-percent
mark as a portion of the automotive
dollar.
"This increase in the relative
expense for depreciation and inter-
est reflects the decrease in vehicle
values on the used car market,"
according to Philip Lazar, editor.
The car cost expert pointed to three
reasons for this:
"First, more and more new vehi-
cles are available at lower prices
such as the Yugo and Hyundai Excel.
Second, low interest rates and
incentives for new car purchases
have motivated potential buyers of
used.cars to turn to the new car
market. And third, the popularity of
pickups represents a low-cost, new
vehicle alternative to a used car.
"And all signs point to today's soft


used car market continuing, largely
because of the availability of low-
priced, new vehicle alternatives,"
the Runzheimer expert predicted.
"Capital cost of a new vehicle is
less significant as a measurable
expense item than depreciation that
eats away at the initial outlay over
time," Lazar concluded.
Examining gasoline costs, the
second largest auto expense at 20.3
percent, the Runzheimer editors
note the increase in fuel prices
beginning in 1974 following the
impact of the worldwide oil
embargo and subsequent gasoline
shortages. But through the '80s, fuel
prices have dropped as a percentage
of the automotive dollar. This drop
can be attributed to:
- Today's glut of oil in the
marketplace;
- Greater fuel efficiency of today's
computerized cars;
- Predominance of small, four-
cylinder engines over eights and
sixes; .
- Development of more efficient
radial tires;
- Formulation of oils that reduce
engine friction.
Insurance, at 14.3 percent of the
automotive dollar, represents the
next largest expenditure. Insurance
costs have remained relatively
stable over the years, although there
is an upward trend beginning in
1984.
� 1988 by King Features Synd.


YOUR HOROSCOPE

by Charles King Cooper


Aries (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) You
must be careful this week to keep
your business life and your home life
separate. If you've had an argument
at home, leave it there. Avoid
insisting on getting your own way.

Taurus (Apr. 20 to May 20)
You've been working really hard
lately, so go ahead and treat yourself
to that dreamed-of extravagance.
Someone you'd like to get close to
won't be very responsive to your
romantic overtures.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Your mind seems to be wandering at
work this week and co-workers are
resentful. Try to get yourself moti-
vated again to avoid any unpleasant
situations with bigwigs.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Others have been finding your
behavior overbearing of late.
Although you may feel that you
know better, it's wise to lay off right
now and stop exerting so much
authority.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) Some-
one in your family is causing you
worry by spending too much money.
However, avoid the temptation to
offer a loan. This is one lesson that's
going to have to be learned the hard
way.

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your
penchant for helping others some-
times results in meddling, so try to
be sensitive to this. You'd be best off
just keeping your opinions to your-
self for now. Work is hectic.


Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You
wil be surprised at the apparent
lack of support from your family
concerning your career change plan.
However, be prepared to stick to
your decision. "Safe" isn't always
necessarily right.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You
will find yourself unsure of your
mate this week, but don't press the
issue. You're likely to get into a fight,
so try to ride this rough period out
stoically.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
You feel somewhat ignored and
taken for granted this week, but
don't brood about it: Others are just
too busy gearing up for the holidays
to be sensitive to your needs. Join
them in their holiday preparations.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
This won't be your week for having
things go just the way you like. As a
result, you might be somewhat
short-tempered, so make an effort to
lie low and be as diplomatic as
possible.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
The money you were counting on is
not forthcoming, so you'd be wise to
rethink your budget for the coming
months. Bear in mind that you're
going to have to trim expenses.

Pisces (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) Don't
let that person who's disagreeing
with you get on your nerves. Instead,
take a different approach and listen
to the ideas being offered. You might
find a better way of doing things.
� 1988 by King Features Synd.


The cost of new or used cars
In 1975, an American buying a new car had an average monthly payment
of $133; by 1988 the average monthly payment for a new car had risen
to $265. In 1975, the average amount financed for a used car was
$2,249; in 1988, the average financed is $7,616.
AMOUNT FINANCED AND MONTHLY PAYMENTS
FOR NEW AND USED AUTOMOBILES IN THE U.S.
Average payment and average financed:


SOURCE: Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association InfoGraphics � 1988 North America Syndicate, Inc.








Tropic Times |
Nov. 30, 1988


I lifestyle


World's foremost flutemaker


runs family-style company


BOSTON (UPI) -- Owner,
president and master craftsman
Lewis J. Deveau remembers the day
a William S. Haynes flute came back
for some work and he unwittingly
handed it to the nearest employee to
fix.
Minutes later, the original
assembler of the instrument came
into Deveau's office and said: "How
come you gave him my flute?"
The folks at William S. Haynes
Co. take their flute-making and
repairing very personally.
"If they made it, they want to
repair it when it comes back,"
Deveau says. "All of our employees
enjoy what they're doing -- and it
shows in the work."
At Haynes, tucked away on a
quiet, cobblestoned Boston side
street, 20 craftsmen make by hand
flutes and piccolos that are among
the world's finest.
It is delicate work that stands out
in a world consumed by mass
production. Each flute is made from
330 separate pieces by workers who
solder pieces on the tubing, hammer
keys, file delicate adjustments, and
hand-fit each key.
A silver Haynes flute, costing
$2,500 or more, takes at least 130
hours from start to finish. A gold or
platinum model, priced to $25,000
can take 400 to 500 hours of
craftsmanship because harder metals
are involved. Building. and
assembling one flute can wear out a
set of files.
While some flute-makers churn
out 100,000 instruments. a year,
Haynes makes an average of eight a
week.
"We can't maintain our quality
standards if we build them any
faster," Deveau says.
The Haynes is the only flute that
renowned soloist Jean Pierre

ASK DR.


Diabetes
by Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D.

DEAR DR. LAMB: I am sure I have
diabetes, but I am afraid to go to a
doctor because he will want me to
take pills or shots. I cannot do that.
My husband will be mad at me
because he always tells me to diet
and I will not get diabetes. My
mother had diabetes, and she had a
heart attack three years ago. Her
father also died of a heart attack and
he had diabetes. On my dad's side,
his half-brother had diabetes and
died of a heart attack.
I need to know what will happen
to me if I don't get treatment. I am in
my mid 20s and am 100 pounds
overweight. I get thirsty a lot and
have to urinate frequently. My sores
don't heal fast. I get boils under my
arms. My hands get cold or shake,
and I have headaches. Please answer
in the newspaper because I don't
want my husband to receive a letter
from you.
DEAR READER: With that family
history and your symptoms, there is
a strong likelihood that you do have
diabetes, but the only way the
diagnosis can be made is with an
examination. You really must see a
doctor. The excess thirst and fre-
quent urination are both symptoms
that suggest loss of glucose sugar
through the kidneys. Yes, you prob-
ably need to lose weight and you will
probably need help to do so. If you
do have type II, adult-onset diabetes,
losing the weight will certainly help
your condition. However, it has to be


Rampal will play. Unlike musicians
who endorse flutes for other
companies, Rampal is not paid to say
that. He bought each of the four gold
Haynes flutes he owns.
The firm, celebrating its 100th
year, is now working on flute no.
50,000. Made of platinum with gold
keys, it was ordered six years ago by
an amateur musician from Canada
who loves to play the flutebutdecided
against pursuing a career in music.
The company came into being
after several Boston symphony
orchestra flute players convinced
silversmith William S. Haynes to
take up flute-making because the
only instruments were made in
Europe, expensive and hard to get.
Haynes' first try was a duo. His
second was so good the musicians
urged him to open a shop. He ran the
company until 1936.
Deveau was a 17-year-old high
school dropout from east Boston
who, was desperate for work when
Haynes' widow hired him in 1941 to
sweep floors and run errands -- on
the condition he finish high school.
Four years later, he began an
apprenticeship to learn the ways of
flute-making. He was named a
master flute-maker in 1955, and
general manager in 1965. In 1976,
Deveau bought the company from
Mrs. Haynes.
He is credited with two major flute
design innovations. One is a new
head joint (the section the player
blows through) that produces an
unusually vibrant and flexible tone.
The other is the Deveau scale,
created in 1981, which raised the
instrument's traditionally flat lower
register and stabilized middle register
tones. The scale makes it easier to
play in tune throughout the
instrument without favoring certain
notes.

LAMB

a sensible-diet that doesn't get you
into trouble.
mw: rfl
jHHI^^~i~.1a


1. Name the two actors who
starred in the ill-fated "The New


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If you have untreated diabetes,
you are more likely to have heart
disease at an early age. You could
progress until you have such high
blood glucose levels that you deve-
lop diabetic acidosis or coma. You
are more likely to develop damage
to nerve fibers called diabetic neuro-
pathy which can be painful.
I wish I could send you Special
Report 89, Diabetes, The Sweet Sick-
ness, but without your address, and
your concern about your husband,
there is not much I can do. Others
who want this report can send $1
with a long, stamped, self-addressed
evenlope for it to THE HEALTH
LEITER/89, P.O. Box 19622, Irvine,
Calif. 92713.
� 1988 North America Synd.


Odd Couple" in 1982.
2. Why did Vint and Naomi have to
originally move back in with Mama
on "Mama's Family?"
3. Who starred as crusty Dr.
Willard Adams on Sally Struthers'
ill-fated sit-com "Gloria?"
4. What university did Diane
attend on "Cheers?"
5. What was Sidney's (Tony Ran-
dall) last name on the controversial
series, "Love, Sidney?"
6. Name the actress and character
who was the Loudons' original maid
on "Newhart?"
7. What type of writer is Dick
Loudon on "Newhart?"
8. What is the name of the inn the
Loudons run in Vermont?


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S1988 by King Features Synd.


THE CHOPPING BLOCK
by Philomena Corradeno

Having learned that seafood is not only healthful but full of flavor,
versatile and easy to prepare, many meat and potatoes consumers are
turning to fish and potatoes for a lot of their meals.
Since October is National Seafood Month, we've lined up some recipes to
add to your enjoyment of these gifts from the waters. The first is a
wholesome chowder, the second, a blessing for the hurried homemaker, is a
microwaved fish and potato supper made with convenient frozen products.
Hearty Fish Chowder
1 pound potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced
8 slices bacon, cut in small bits
11/2 cups chopped onion
2 pounds frozen North Atlantic Perch fillets
2 quarts milk
3 to 4 teaspoons salt
/2 teaspoon pepper
L'/ teaspoon thyme








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Thaw fillets and cut in strips. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water; drain.
In a skillet, fry bacon until crisp; drain and reserve /4 cup fat. Saute onion in
reserved bacon fat until golden. Add potatoes and bacon to onions. In a
saucepot, heat cod in milk to boiling point. Add potato-onion mixture. Bring
back to a boil. Simmer three to four minutes. Add salt, pepper and thyme.
Taste for seasoning. Makes 12 cups.
Quick Fish and Potato Supper
1 pound package frozen North Atlantic cod, sole or flounder
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 cups frozen Southern style hash brown potatoes
1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
4 stalks green onion, sliced (about 1 cup)
1 5-oz. can evaporated milk
%'/ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
Allow the block of frozen fish to stand unwrapped on counter 20 minutes.
Cut semi-frozen block into four sections. In non-metal two-quart oblong
dish, place onions and butter. Cover and microwave on HIGH for two
minutes. Add frozen hash brown potatoes. Cover and microwave on HIGH
four minutes. Top with spinach and green onions. Salt and pepper to taste.
Pour milk over all. Top with fish. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and paprika
over fish. Salt and pepper fish to taste. Cover and microwave on HIGH 12
minutes, turning once. Let rest four minutes before serving. Fish is ready to
serve when it turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Makes four,
servings.
* One pound (individually quick-frozen) North Atlantic cod, sole or
flounder may be substituted for one-pound package. Do not thaw before
microcooking.








1 Tropic Times
1 Nov. 30, 1988



ACROSS


piece
5. God of love
(Gr.)
9. Book of
hours
(Eccl.)
10. Germinated
grain for
growing
11. Becomes
dull
13. Bang
15. Intelligent
dogs
17. Part of
"to be"
18. Like
19. Consumes
21. Norse god
22. Trial
25. Small case
worn on a
chain
27. Electrified
particle
29. Conflict
30. Metal
33. Legislative
assembly
(former
Orange Free
State) -
36. Ounce
(abbr.)
37. Extent of
canvas
39. Ruthenium
(sym.)
40. Youth
42. Felt
45. Thrash
47. Distin-


guishing
features
48. Leg joint
50. Sea eagle
51. A stiff hair
(Bot.)
52. Places
DOWN
1. Select
2. Wandering
workman
3. Provoked
to anger
4. Talk
(Dial.)
5. Type
measure
6. Abyssinian
prince
7. Earthen


by Braley J.

MINI MOVIE REVIEWS
IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON -
While some may prefer to wallow in
the seedy, not-well-documented,
recent book about John Lennon's
life by Albert Goldman, true fans will
relish this movie documentary on
the ex-Beatle leader. Lennon, who
obviously loved being in front of a
camera, is seen charming the press
in his honeymoon suite in one scene,
and, in another, making love to his
second wife, Yoko Ono. This is a
moving, very musical, film leaving
the viewer wanting more. RATING:
R. Star Rating: ***

THE ACCUSED - This graphi-
cally real movie is loosely based on a
true crime in which a gang of
drunken Massachusetts harmates
raped a woman on a pool table while
onlookers cheered. In the movie,
Jodie Foster marvelously portrays
the tough-talking victim. Kelly
McGillis, herself a rape victim in
real life, plays the role of the
feminist lawyer who takes on the
case with a vengeance. Not only
does she want to prosecute the
perpetrators, b)ut she is determined
to bring to justice those witnesses
who allowed the crime to happen.
The film is well-done and well-acted,
but it may be a bit much for the
more sensitive viewer. RATING: R.
Star Rating: ****

ANOTHER WOMAN - This is
Woody Allen's latest film offering,
and one which leaves me wondering
if Woody is losing his touch. Here's
the plot: An uptight, inhibited
woman prowls the empty streets of
New York pondering aging, illness
and death, while her husband
blithely goes about having the time
of his life with assorted bimbos.
Sound boring? I thought so. It's a
shame Gena-'Rowlands, a fine
actress indeed, took on this lacklus-
ter role. RATING: P(;. Star Rat ing: **
C 01 IHH iy Kilng Fe.llll'esi S l.


pot (Sp.)
8. Die of
hunger
11. Young
oyster
12. Close
with
glue
14. En-
counter
16. Pack
away
20. Cicatrix
23. Slight
taste
24. Spin-
ning
toys
26. Isthmus
in Asia


28. Tidy
30. Frigid
31. Group
of low
mountains
(S. Mo.)
32. Tumult
34. Rugged
mountain
crests
35. Unexploded
bombs
38. Entices
41. Sand ridge
"43. Feel
concern
44. Cue
46. Wager
49. Water god
(Babyl.)


U.S. college

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spell out your fortune. Count the letters in your first name. If
the number of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number
is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key number. Start at
the upper left-hand corner and check one of your key
numbers, left to right. Then read the message the letters
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Q. I'd like to know how Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan who play
Anna and Duke on "General Hospital" got started on American
daytime television when they're both English. A.R., Milwaukee, Wise.
A. First of all, they're both British: London-born Finola is English. Ian is
Scottish. He was born and raised in Scotland and under British law is
entitled to call himself a Scot. As a matter of fact, he can trace his ancestry to
Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet who turned the Scottish dialect with its
unique word forms into an important and respectable part of the language.
As for how they got into American daytime TV, in Finola's case, the move to
American show business began when she appeared in London productions
of "Cats" and "Song and Dance" on stage. (Finola had been studying ballet
from the time she was 10, and both of these roles made great use of her
considerable dancing talent.) She then did a film with Joan Collins. Sylvester
Stallone saw videos of her various performances and cast her in her first
American film, "Stayin' Alive," opposite John Travolta. (Stallone directed the
movie.) She returned to England where she did several more television
shows and when the time came to cast an English woman for the role of
Anna, someone remembered her from "Stayin' Alive," and she moved onto
the daytime screen. P.S. She continues to study drama and ballet.


Ian had been a top male model whose photos were seen in Europe and
Japan for years before his face became familiar to Americans. He also did
commercials and was the original "Mr. Walkman" on Japanese television. Ian
started his acting career in New York City. He did several off-Broadway
showcase productions during which time he "mellowed" his strong Scottish
burr. "At first, New'York cab drivers couldn't understand me and I couldn't
understand them. Now when I go home to visit my family in Scotland, it's
days before they can understand me; that's how much I've changed.
Although to an American ear, I still have a distinct Scottish accent, I'm sure."
His work on the stage opened the doors for his television career. lan is the
second oldest in a family of six. He likes to relax by reading plays and
listening to classical music. He hopes to continue doing plays whenever his
schedule allows.









Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988


I sports


Bears lose Dent to broken ankle


CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago
Bears defensive end Richard Dent,
who broke his ankle in Sunday's
game against Green Bay, will be
replaced by Sean Smith, a second-
year player from Grambling.
Dent will not need surgery, but he
will be out at least six weeks, said
trainer Fred Caito.
"It's just unfortunate it's going to
take time to heal," Caito said. "But
it's a nondisplaced fracture, so it
should heal fine."
Dent is the second defensive
lineman the Bears have lost this eyar.
William Perry broke his arm earlier
this year and is out for the season.
Smith, a 6-foot-4-inch, 275-
pounder, was picked in the fourth
round of the 1987 draft. He played
extensively in preseason until he
injured his knee. he returned five
weeks ago and has backed up Dent
and defensive end Al haris since.
"I don't want to try and replace
Richard Dent," said Smith. "Illjust
fill his position. I look at it as an
opportunity to show the coaches, the
state of Illinois and the rest of the
U.S.A. what Sean Smith can do
instead of Richard Dent."
Bears quarterback Mike
Tomczak,-filling in for the injured
Jim McMahon, also was injured in
the game. Tomczak's separated left
should could keep himout several
weeks, Caito said.


NBA Standings


EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct. GB
New York 8 4 .667 -
Philadelphia 9 5 .643 -
New Jersey 7 7 .500 2
Boston 6 7 .462 2 1/2
Washington 4 7 .364 . 3 1/2
Charlotte 2 .10 .167 6
Central -Division
Detroit 10 2 .833 -
Cleveland 8. 3 .727 1 1/2
Atlanta 7 . 6 .538 3 1/2
Chicago 6 6 .500 4
Milwaukee 5 5 .500 4
Indiana 1 11 .083 9
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Midwest Division
W L' Pct. GB


Dallas 9
Utah 8
Denver 8
Houston 8
San Antonio 4
Miami 0
Pacific
L.A. Lakers ?
Portland 7
L.A. Clippers.6
Seattle 5
Golden State 5
Phoenix 5
Sacramento 1


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3 .727
4 .667
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5 .583
6 .500
6 .455
7 .417
7 .417
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He will be replaced by Jim
Harbaugh, who will be backed up by
McMahon. McMahon was
originally not expected to come back


from his knee injury quite so early,
but will be pressed into service if
needed next Monday against the Los
Angeles Rams.


NFL Results

Thursday Nov. 24 N.Y. Jets 38 Miami 34
Minnesota 23 Detroit 0 Philadelphia 31 Phoenix 14
Houston 25 Dallas 17 Atlanta 17 Tampa Bay 10
San Francisco 48 San Diego 10
Sunday Nov. 27 Indianapolis 24 New England 21
Cincinnati 35 Buffalo 21 Denver 35 L.A. Rams 24
Cleveland 17 Washington 13 N.Y. Giants 13 New Orleans 12
Chicago 16 Green Bay 0 Monday Nov. 28
-i :.b.'.r,- 16 Kansas ity 10 Seattle 35L.A. Raiders 27

NFL Standings


AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pet. PF PA
xBuffalo 11 2 0 .846 273 189
New England 7 6 0 .538 217 249
Indianapolis 7 6 0 .538 290 239
N.v. Jets 6 6 1 .500 277 279
Miami 5 8 0 .385 229 278
Central
Cincinnati 10 3 0 .769 395 261
Houston - 9 4 0 .692 326 294
Cleveland 8 5 0 .615 221 206
Pittsburgh 3 10 0 .231 245 343Z
West
Denver 7 6 0 .538 272 279
Seattle 7 6 0 .538 247 265
L.A. Raiders 6 7 0 .462 246 269
San Diego 4 9 0 .308 177 278
Kansas City 3 9 1 .269 191 234

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 314 275


N.Y. Giants 8 5 0
Phoenix 7 6' 0
Washington 6 7 0
Dallas 2 11 0
Central
Chicago 11 2 0
Minnesota 9 4 0
Tampa Bay 3 10 0
Detroit 3 10 0
Green Bay 2 11 0


.615 266 258
.538 303 305
.462 291 324
.154 213 317

.846 269 152
.692 327 185
.231 223 325
.231 168 265
.154 182 262


West
New Orleans 9 4 0 .692 282 199
San Fran 8 5 0 .615 310 236
L.A. Rams 7 6 0 .538 324 267
Atlanta 5 8 0 .385 225 270
x-clinched division title


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REBOUND COLLISION - Xavier Univ. guards Stan Kimbrough, left,
and Jamal Walker, right, collide as they go after an offensive rebound
during a recent bout with Louisville. Louiville center Felton Spencer, 50,
reaches in. (AP Laserphoto)


College Hoop

Tournaments
Great Alaska Shootout
Championship
Seton Hall 92, Kansas 81
Third Place
Kentucky 89, California 71
Green Mountain Classic
Championship
Vermont 94, St. Michaels 77
East
Baptist 99, Edward Waters 90
Bates 96, New England Coll. 63
Brvant 80, Roger Williams 55
Bucknell 89, Susquehanna 68
Dickinson 78, Allentown 61
Fordham 109, Mercy 61
=ra-,, .-.,;,r...i. 68, W. Maryland 66
Hartford 76, George Washington 70
Indiana (Pa.) 90, Pitt-Johnstown 68
Johns Hopkins 79. Phila. Pharmacy 71
Junlata 90. Elizabethtown 75
King's College 103, Bard 63
Lafayette 63, Moravian 47
Leb Valley 109, PSU-Harrisburg 90
Lycoming 82, Messiah 63
Mansfield 86, Edinboro 75
Mercyhurst 73, Pitt-Bradford 59
Mt. St. Marys 83, Navy 54
Muhlenberg 68, Widener 50
Phila. Textile 102, New Haven 83
Plymouth St. 116, Lyndon St. 51
Providence 93, Brown.65
Robert Morris 93, Slippery Rock 84
St. Francis (N.Y.) 58, Winthrop 56
-St. Josephs (Pa.) 74, Canisius 71
Siena 80, Pittsburgh 79
Syracuse 91, Cornell 66
Trenton St. 110, Wilmington 62
Trinity 83, Westfield St, 73
Worcester St. 85, Curry 72
Sout:
Bridgewater 72, Marymount 71
Clemson 96. Citadel 82
East Carolina 68, UNC-Greensboro 49
E. Tennessee St. 111, Erskine 81
Emory & Henry 99, Ferrum 84
Fairmont 86, Ohio-Belmont 66
Georgia 75, Jacksonville 70
Ga. Southern 78, Augusta 48
Georgia Tech 95, Coast Carolina 65
Louisiana College 53, SE Louisiana 52

NHL Standings


WALES CONFERENCE
Patrick Division
W L T Pts GF GA
NY Rangers 13 8 3 29 100 85
Pittsburgh 13 10 0 26 109 104
Washington 11 10 2 24 84 83
New Jersey -8 11 4 20 74 87
Phila. 9 16 1 19 95 102
NY Islndrs 7 14 2 16 72 94
Adams Division
Montreal 14 9 3 31 103 91
Boston 11 8 5 27 89 71
Buffalo 10 12 2 22 87 100
Hartford 9.12 1 19 75 82
Quebec 8 15 2 18 90 115
CAMPBELL CONFERENCE
Norris Division


Detroit
Toronto
St. Louis
Chicago
Minnesota

Calgary
Edmonton
L.A.
Vancouve"
Winnipeg


W L T Pts GF GA
12 7 4 28 92
1 13 1 23 86
8 9 4 20 70
6 15 4 16 100 1
6 13 4 16 74
S.yth Division
16 4 3 35 101
14 8 3 31 111
15 9 0 30 124 1
11 11 4 26 88
? 7 4 22 83


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12 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1988


Shuttle A tlantis mission details at a glance


by United Press International
The shuttle Atlantis's launch on
the 27th shuttle mission will mark the
second post-Challenger flight and
the final manned U.S. space shot of
1988. Here are mission details at a
glance.
- Space shuttle: Atlantis, which
will be making only its third flight
since its maiden launch Oct. 3, 1985,
on a classified military mission. Like
the shuttle Discovery, which blasted
off on the first post-Challenger flight
Sept. 29, Atlantis has been heavily
modified to improve flight safety.
- Launch site: Pad 39B at the
Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the


same pad used by Challenger for its
ill-fated launching and by Discovery
in September.
- Launch time: Dec. 1 between
6:32 a.m. EST and 9:32 a.m. EST.
- Crew: Skipper Robert "Hoot"
Gibson, 42, a Navy commander
makinghisthird space flight; co-pilot
Guy Gardner, 40, a colonel in the Air
Force and a space rookie; Air Force
Col. Richard "Mike" Mullane, 43,
Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry Ross, 40,
both shuttle veterans; and Cmdr.
William Shepherd, 39, a Navy Seal
frogman and rookie astronaut.
- Crew seating: Shepherd will sit
alone on the lower deck of Atlantis's


Aquino to tell U.S. pacts ending


Continued from Page 1
Filipino officials believe the bases
can be dismantled any time after that
date provided notice is given a year
earlier.
Authors of the Senate resolution
said they would not rule out the
negotiation of a new treaty, but
wanted to ensure the pact was pot
extended "by default."
Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary
Raul Manglapus returned Tuesday
from a three-day visit to Hanoi,
where he held talks with Vietnamese
Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach.
"I-explained our security
arrangements with the United States
and he (Thach) explained the basic


arrangements they have in Vietnam
with the Soviet Union," Manglapus
said.
"We did not discuss whether one
side would like the other to give up its
security relationship with the
superpowers with which it is
involved," Manglapus said.
Thach earlier told Filipino
reporters Vietnam was considering
allowing more countries to use the
former U.S. naval base at Can Ranh
Bay.
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
offered in September to pull out of
Vietnam if Washington withdraws
from the Philippines, but U.S. and
Philippine official said the trade-off
was uneven.


crew module for launch with the rest
seated on the flight deck. For
landing, Shepherd and Mullane will
trade seats. Ross, the flight engineer,
will sit behind and between Gibson
and Gardner for launch and re-entry.
- Crew statistics: Gardner will be
the 210th individual launched into
space with Shepherd the 211th.
- Payload: Classified Department
of Defense satellite.
- Payload deployment altitude
and time: Classified.
- Mission duration: Classified.
- Emergency landing site:


Classified.
- End-of-mission landing site:
Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
- Miscellaneous notes: Ross first
flew in space aboard Atlantis on its
last mission and Mullane first flew in
aboard Discovery during its maiden
voyage in 1984. Gibson last flew in
space when he blasted off as
commander of the shuttle Columbia
on Jan. 12, 1986, the last flight before
the Challenger disaster. Gardner,
Mullane and Ross once trained
together for a shuttle launch from
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.,
that later was canceled.


i " s


Kansas City blast killsfiremen


Continued from Page 1
Then came the boom-and everything
went black because the power went
out. It scared me to death. It was
huge.
"It lit up the world," Ware said of
the flash. "It was very brief but it was
there. It was very similar to thunder
and lightning - you got your flash and
then your bang - but they don't make
lightning that big." Ware, who served
in the artillery in the National Guard,
said the boom was the most powerful
he had ever heard.
"It was tremendous. It shook the
slab," he said.
Ware said he was outside in the
parking lot when the second, smaller
explosion hit.


"That one moved the ground, but
the first one made you jump," he
said.
Six firefighters were on the scene
when the first explosion occurred,
Knabe said. He said the blast ripped
through the.first trailer and flames
apparently spread to the second
trailer and touched off another
explosion 40 minutes later.
"At this point, we think the first
explosion consisted of 30,000 pounds
(of ammonia nitrate)," Knabe said.
The second explosion at 4:50 a.m.
apparently was fueled by 15,000
pounds of the chemical, a colorless,
crystalline salt used in explosives and
as a fertilizer, Knabe said.


MAPA UCTION- TheDean ofHereford Cathedral, the Very Rev. Peter
Haynes (left), and the Earl of Gowrie, chairman of Sotheby's UK, stand
Cathedral, western England. The original map, valued at more than $4.5
million, is to be auctionednext June to save the cathedralfrom bankruptcy
and fund needed repairs. The map centers Jerusalem in the world and
depicts historicalevents, biblicalstories, topography,flora andfauna. (AP
Laserphoto)


Tornadoes tossed around Mack trucks like toys


Continuedfrom Page 1
first warning of the storm coming
only after it had already hit.
"We got our first warning at about
1:15 a.m.,Y' said state emergency
management director Joe Myers.
"It seems like no one knew it was
occurring," said Raleigh Mayor
Avery Upchurch. "People said they
felt very.disturbed by the warm
temperatures - their sensed
something. But as far as official
weather forecasts, it doesn't seem
anyone -was forecasting this was
coming."
By the time the twisters slammed
into the Outer Banks, five people
were dead, 151 injured and more
than 500 homeless. At shelters set up
by the Red Cross ind Salvation
Army, the homeless counted
themselves lucky to be alive.
"When you see the houses totally
destroyed it's a miracle we have as
many people walking around
unharmed as we do," Upchurch siad.
"I can't believe it. I've talked with
people whose houses caved in and
they don't know how they survived


it."
"It was the worst thing I've ever
been through," Ann Mobley said as
she surveyed the damage to her
Raleigh apartment. "There was a
flash of blue light. It roared right
through."
The twister sucked a sliding glass
door from Mobley's patio, picked up
furniture inside and tossed it about
like toys. But it left a Christmas tree
untouched, disturbing not one of
more than 75 glass ornaments.
"We are some lucky damn people,"
said Mobley's neighbor, Lou
Underwood.
From Raleigh, the tornadoes
plowed east, killing two people in a
mobile home in Nash County, and
destroying homes and businesses in
Halifax, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico
counties before leaping the Pamlico
Sound to the islands forming the
Outer Banks. *
A twister that touched down near
Bayboro, on the sound, banged
along for about 20 miles along State
Route 304, destroying a house and


two trailers, ripping the roof off at
least one building and demolishing
the 1,000-seat football stadium at
Pamlico High School.
The little community of Maribel,
just east of Bayboro, sustained heavy
damage from the winds and the
Coast Guard station at Hobucken
lost power temporarily and had to
switch to generators.
The storm then moved across
Goose Creek Island before jumping
over to Manteo, on the Outer Banks,
where it slammed into eight houses,
25 cars, nine mobile homes and
several boats.
In Raleigh, the powerful storm
marched up Glenwood Avenue,
demolishing everything in its path,
including 100 pleasure boats at the
Pembroke Yacht Co. It hit a Mack
truck facility, spinning the huge
trucks through the air and then
spitting them back on the ground.
A Winnebago parked on a side
steet was hurled 150 feet and a K-
Mart shopping center was leveled.
Clothing hung from trees throughout
the city.


Residents wearing their night
clothes filled the streets to inspect the
devastation.
"I had just gone to bed," said Terry
Pennington, whose apartment
complex was adjacent to one
demolished by the roaring wind.
"The wind was picking up and
lightning was flashing like a strobe
light. One girl was injured over in the
housing area. They said she was
sucked out (of her home) and had
head injuries."
Twenty-four units were destroyed
at the Cooper Pond Apartments.
David Gann was in his third-floor
apartment with his sister when the
place exploded.
"I was on for a free ride," Gann
said. "I went to get my sister in the
room next to mine. That's when I
heard the glass breaking. I heard the
building start to crack."
"The next thing I knew we were
knee deep in ceiling joists and
insulation. I don't remember
anything else until I was on the
ground in one piece."


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Gif of the Panama Canal Museum the Tropic Times Vol. 1, No. 44 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 30, 1988 Aquino to tell U.S. bases pact ending MANILA, Philippines (UPI)The Senate approved a resolution Sept. 16, 1990. "I therefore agree with the Senate President Corazon Aquino said Monday affirming Aquino's Asked about the Senate that the notice of termination shall be yesterday she plans to formally interpretation of the 1947 bases resolution, Aquino said in a written sent not later than Sept. 16, 1990, or n o t i fy Was hi n g t o n of her treaty -specifically her contention response to a query sent her by palace one year before the expiration of the government's intention to terminate that the U.S. installations should be reporters that the newly approved agreement in 1991," Aquino said. a treaty governing vital U.S. military dismantled when the pact expires Philippine constitution clearly states The dispute emerged a month after bases in the Philippines a year before Sept. 16, 1991 unless the treaty is that the bases treaty expires in 1991. the two countries hammered out an the pact expires in 1991. renewed. Aquino said a September, 1966, agreement covering the operation of A U.S. Embassy spokesman The resolution urged Aquino to amendment to the bases treaty the bases through 1991. Washington declined immediate comment on serve the formal notice to stipulates that the pact "shall become agreed to provide the Philippines Aquino's statement that' puts her Washington of its intention to subject to termination upon one year $962 billion in aid in the last two nation on a collision course with the terminate the treaty no later than notice by either government." years of the treaty, up from the United States, which maintains it has K 0 previous level of $180 million a year. until 1992 to dismantle Subic Bay .ansas C lty blast k ills 0 The 1966 amendment to the 41Naval Base and Clark Air Base. year-old pact states that the treaty KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) -A Roger Ware was working at his "shall remain in force for 25 years E t cetera fire ignited two trailers loaded with father's gas station about 1 3/4 miles from Sept. 16, 1966, after which, explosives at a construction site early from the site when he was shaken by unless extended for a longer period Atlantis counting Tuesday, setting off massive blasts first the explosion shortly after 4 a.m. by mutual agreement, it shall become that killed six firefighters, reduced "I saw a big flash and then subject to termination upon one CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. one fire truck to rubble and left no everything seemed to move,"he said. year's notice by either government." The shuttle Atlantis's countdown trace of another, fire department "The cash register I was working U.S. officials say the clause means carry a spy satellite into orbit officials said. jumped about 3 inches off the notice of cancellation cannot be prceery in seet yesterday Authorities were investigating the counter and it weighs 100 pounds. given before September, 1991, but proceeded secret possibility of arson. Continued on Page 12 Continued on Page 12 amid predictions of a 70 percent The firefighters had been sent to chance of high winds and rain that the scene after receiving a report of a could force a delay. burning vehicle. Threats stop jets "We did find all six of the ATLANTA -Bomb threats at firefighters and, unfortunately, they Hartsfield International Airport were all dead," said Harold Knabe, a forced one Delta Air Lines jet to fire department spokesman. return to the airport Monday and Knabe said the force of the another plane to be evacuated explosions turned one fire truck into before takeoff. No bombs were twisted wreckage and left no trace of found. another one. hitsd "The other fire truck -there is Hurricane hits absolutely no evidence that it was DHAKA, Bangladesh -A even there," he said. hurricane swept from the Bay of The possibility of arson is being Bengal into southern Bangladesh investigated because an intruder was and part of India Tuesday and aid seen at the quarry, which is part of a officials said there was no hope of nearby highway construction K evacuating hundreds of thousands project, Knabe said. of people from the path of what Two security guards discovered could be the most powerful storm the fire as they were investigating the in memory. intruder. Firefighters were called to take on the blaze, which had spread Hirohito worse to a trailer by the time they arrived, TOKYO -Emperor Hirohito's authorities said. temperature climbed Tuesday to The vehicle fire apparently had its highest in three weeks, but burned itself out by then, but the palace officials said there was no firefighters apparently did not know cause for alarm. Hirohito's chief the trailer contained ammonia I physician said he would remain at nitrate, Knabe said. the palace to monitor the 87-yearThe trailer, described as being old monarch's condition. similar to a mobile home, exploded at 4:10 a.m., authorities said. A Dali very, serious second trailer about 100 feet away BARCELONA, Spain -exploded some 40 minutes later. CHRISTMAS VILLAGE -A worker prepares the Community Surrealist painter Salvador Dali The explosions left two craters Recreation Division's Christmas Village which opens in the Valent remained in very s erious about 35 feet across and 7 feet deep, Recreation Center, Fort Clayton, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. The four-day condition in an intensive-care a u t h o r it i e s s a i d. W i n d o w s event in the center's auditorium and patio area features gingerbread .ward of a Barcelona clinic throughout the city's south side were houses, holiday crafts, decorations, baked goods, pictures with Santa and Tuesday but his spirits rallied and knocked out and the blasts could be live stage entertainment. The village will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, he "wants to live," authorities felt as far away as Liberty, 18 miles Saturday and Sunday. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. J. Alan Warner) said. north of the quarry, witnesses said. Tornadoes kill 5, injure 150 in North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) -A trucks were tossed around as if they toll would rise as rescuers searched injuries sustained when a chimney horde of tornadoes crashed across were toys. door to door but assistant fire chief collapsed on her bed. Pete Fulghum, North Carolina early Monday, ThehardesthitwasRaleigh,where Robert Whittington said no 12, died of head and chest injuries at destroying houses and apartment the first tornado cut a 10-mile swath additional bodies were found. Wake Medical Center. The name of buildings, killing five people and through a fashionable neighborhood 'We have had hundreds of firemen the third Raleigh victim was not injuring more than 150. of tree-lined streets and stately canvassing the damage area house by released. The tornado barrage began about homes. Three people were killed house," Whittington said. "We have In Nash County, Leroy and Mary 1 a.m., catching most residents there and two more in nearby Nash been to every house that has been Alston were found dead with their asleep. The dead included an 8-yearCounty.' damaged and I think we have found arms around each other outside their old girl hit by a chimney that "It appeared to set down and everyone who has been killed or hurt demolished mobile home. Their two collapsed on her bed. stayed down for a 10-mile strip,"said but there's no way of being 100 small children suffered only minor The twisters came swirling out of Joe Dean, of th~e state Crime Control percent positive. Everyone has been injuries. two separate systems and touched and Public Safety Commission. "The accounted for, I think." The I a.m. Raleigh tornado caught down at least 17 times, leaving a200damage in north Raleigh is At least two children were killed in residents and emergency managemile path of rubble from Raleigh to substantial." Raleigh. Janet Barnes, 8, was ment personnel by surprise, with the the Outer Banks. Yachts and Mack Officials initially feared the death pronounced dead at Rex Hospital of Continued on Page 12

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2 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 world roundup Floods, mudslides create Thailand's 'worst disaster' BANGKOK, Thailand (UPI) headquarters in flood-ravaged The Thai government this week Nakorn Srithammarat, said rescue approved an emergency allocation of workers were using hand tools in $20 million for southern Thailand, some of the hardest-hit areas because -where severe flooding and mudslides they were unable to get through with killed at least 331 people and left heavy equipment. nearly 400 missing. Many roads had been damaged by "This is our worst disaster ever," flooding or made impassable by --Prime Minister Chatichai mudslides, making it difficult for Ohoonhavan told reporters as he rescue teams to reach some areas announced the emergency $20 where whole villages were buried. million appropriation. He said the "We have brought in special teams cabinet would meet later to discuss a by helicopter to dig for the corpses., possible allocation of $120 million with police dogs to .help them," for long-term rehabilitation of floodBanchon said. ravaged areas. He said hundreds of bodies were Chatichai said more than 600,000 believed buried under tons of mud, people had been affected by last sand and logs that washed down week's flooding and that nearly 2 from the hills. million acres of crops were severely Government spokesman Suv\it damaged. Yodmanee said the government Disaster relief officials in the south would accept offers of aid from the said 331 people were confirmed dead United States, Britain and Japan, but and 393 others were listed as missing. did not want to depend on foreign Chatichai put the death toll at 429, help. but officials at his office could not "At this stage we want to rely on confirm the figure. ourselves. We have a government Col. Banchon Chavansil, budget and substantial private spokesman for the local army donations from our people," he said. Singapore's counterfeit market offers tourists wide range ofgoods SINGAPORE (UPI) -Idling on equipment, medicine, motorcycle are often released with a warning or software. Since becoming law a year sidewalks fronting elegant shops are chains, motor lubricants and even meager fine. ago its stiff penalties -up to a $50,000 clusters of youths laden with fake baby powder. "This penalty is just too light. It is fine and imprisonment for five years brand watches strapped to their With retailers of honest watches not a deterrent," said Tan, managing -have almost put an end to oncewrists. among the worst hit, the 1,000 director of Crystal Time Singapore, booming piracy. Ever vigilant for the telltale signs members of the Singapore Clock and agent for Raymond Weil and Retailers also worry about the of tourists, the youngsters dash up Watch Trade Association are fed up Christian Dior watches. Tan long-term impact in Singapore. holding timepieces bearing such with touts luring tourists into estimated losses to the industry at "Who would want to invest in illustrious names as Cartier and disreputable establishments. "millions of dollars" a month. advertising and promotion if the Rolex and shout, "cheap, cheap." At "It is appalling that touts are so A spokesman for Cartier' counterfeiters are going to produce prices as low as $20, visitors often brazen and bold," said Tan Soo Singapore outlet said its $500,000 copies almost immediately?" asked find it hard to resist. Khoon, president of the organization monthly turnover would jump 25 one. "Then there is the long-term Singapore's counterfeit market of watch retailers and distributors. percent without competition from erosion of an image and the has skyrocketed into a multi-million"They know that the arm of the law is fakes. multiplier effect on the economy as a dollar business, prompting demands just not long enough to reach them." A representative group of retailers whole." for tough legislation and stiff Anyone caught selling counterfeit wants Parliament to stamp out the With complaints to police penalties. The array of available items faces a maximum $1,000 fine, illicit practices by enacting the same increasing 165 percent in a. single fakes includes a wide range of one year in prison or both. No one legislation protecting American year, agents of renowned watch, designer goods; perfumes, sports has been known to be jailed. Touts books, films, music and computer fashion, cosmetics and jewelery houses and shopping centers along Chinese try to recruit U.S. Embassy employee in Beijing the most exclusive thoroughfares are turning to a special breed of private BEIJING (U PI) -Chinese U.S. Embassy spokesmen refused intelligence agents who asked him to investigator, the fakes fighter. intelligence agents attempted to official comment on the incident, pass along .information, apparently There are now three agencies recruit an employee of the highwhich the sources said occurred in for money. employing sleuths specializing in security communications section of September. The extent of the relationship with busting manufacturers, distributors the U.S. Embassy in Beijifig, but the "This is -on a close-hold basis," a the woman was unclear, but after the and sellers of counterfeit products. American reported the incident and U.S. official said. "There is nothing employee reported the incident, he "Investigations are a tedious no classified informationn was we can say." was transferred out of China to avoid affair," said Lionel Chee, a retired released, diplomatic sources said last According to the sources, the any impropriety, the sources said. He assistant police commissioner who week. unidentified American worked in the did not appear to have breached any heads Lionel Security Systems and The abortive bid by Chinese communications section, which regulations, however, they said. Services. intelligence to penetrate the handles all embassy traffic, including Most foreign embassies in Beijing Dealers in fakes quickly set up and communications section, the most top-secret intelligence and forbid diplomats and employees close shop, making it difficult to heavily secured department in the diplomatic cables. from becoming romantically track them down. It took Chee lour embassy, was the first espionageThe department, housed in a brick, involved with Chinese. Under months to discover a makeshift related incident reported in U.S.windowlessbuildingbehindthemain Chinese law, sexual relations perfume factory in an apartment, China relations since late last year. embassy compund, is off-limits to between unmarried Chinese and complete with 8,000 bottles of liquids The American employee, who has most embassy personnel and requires foreigners are effectively illegal. bearing names like Chloe, Nina Ricci since been transferred out of China, special passes to enter. The recent incident was the first and Anais with a market value of reported the overture to his superiors The employee had become espionage-related case reported $200,000. and did not compromise any acquainted with a Chinese woman between Washington and Beijing Agents for the genuine essences classified information, said the and in September was invited to her since two Chinese diplomats were acknowledge the phony packaging is diplomatic sources, who refused to home, the sources said. When he expelled from the United States late frequently done so well most buyers be further identified. arrived, he found several Chinese last year for spying. cannot tell the difference. Commander-in-Chief. .Gen. Fred F. Woerner Assistant NCOIC ......SfC Richard A. Ciik Iis authorized unofficial command intormationt publication Director, Public Affairs. .Col. Ronald I. Sconvers Editorial Staff. ..SSgt. Laurie Scoti-Keller is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. lhe Iropi imis Executive Editor NCOIC. SMSgt. Harold .Lee Spec. Monique Chere published in cnjunction with the Armted Forces Inlorm.tion Managing Editor .Coi Hale SrA. John Stricklin Program of the lDepartment of Diefense, under the supervi in 1i Compoing Ro .Rosemary Chong the director of Public Affairs. US. Southern C tmm.and. Carolyn Coffey Contns of the I ropic Tines are not necessarily the official vie Sheila I Hall of the U.S G-vc rntent, the Department W D.etense or the I the T ro p ic T im es Southerti ( om iand the add ess i. APO Miari .34002, Albrook Pest Oltie I elepho 25(,t, 2

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 hemisphere 'So far from God, so close to the U.S.' WASHINGTON (AP) -"So far having the United States as a States as a far less humane society country's most talented offspring, from God, so close to the United neighbor is an unmitigated blessing. and that the free trade agreement who admire American dynamism States." Proximity enables Mexico to send at could lead to the dismantling of and have packed up and headed That lament by a former Mexican least part of its surplus population to government social programs and a south. president, Porfirio Diaz, seemed to the United States and more than $13 large dispossessed underclass similar A third U.S. neighbor, Cuba, at sum up the attitude of many billion worth of exports in most to that in the United States. times seems to define its own Canadians during the recent election years. "We're not anti-American," says existence by trying to be everything campaign, which featured a national But the United States is, of course, Rick Salutin, a Toronto playwright that the United States isn't. debate of sorts on Canadian the country which seized half of who campaigned against the trade "Be happy that you're down here," anxieties about the country next Mexico's territory a century and a agreement. "Wejust don't want to be President Fidel Castro once told a door. half ago and, as in Canada, U.S. American." Salutin obviously does gathering in Chile. "You con't know Americans don't often think about cultural and economic penetration of not speak for the many other what it's like to live next to that the impact their country has across Mexico sometimes creates psychic Canadians, including some of the country." its northern and southern borders torment among Mexicans. but both Canadian elections and the Mexico, says Assistant Secretary Barco calls em urgency measures inauguration of a new Mexican of State Elliott Abrams, has a "fear president next week have been of being swamped culturally or BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -In addition, judges will be calling attention to the advantages economically. Whether you consider President Virgilio Ba rco allowed to preside over trials and adversities of geographic it real or not, it's there. And it's a announced lasati a he was without revealing their identities intimacy with the United States. political factor." anoung eek thatuhes w io t re ea s ide Canadian Prime Minister Brian The notion that Mexico likes to invoking emergency measures to and violent areas could be Mulroney was on the defensive assert its independence by staking fight a growing wave of terrorism brought under control of military during much of the campaign, out anti-American positions is from both left and right, governors. Barco, leader of the Liberal fending off critics who suggested that espoused by former Secretary of Barco promised in a radio-TV Party, said the constitution allows the U.S.-Canada free trade State Henry A. Kissinger, who once address to "bring down with the such emergency measures. agreement would leave Canada as said that Mexico is institutionally weapons of justice and the aid of Over the past year, hundreds of little more than an appendage of the incapable of embracing any foreign all Colombians" leftist terrorists people have been killed and nearly United States, further robbing his policy position to the right of the and right-wing paramilitary 500 others kidnapped by countrymen of a national identity. United States. .squads. terrorists. Among those 'killed In the end, though, a plurality of Thus, Mexico maintains close-ties He said the emergency were 26 judges, a justice minister, Canadians felt that the agreement with Cuba and Nicaragua, the eaidcte eerister and its promise of economic boom principal hemispheric adversaries of terrorism-related killings, an newspaper editors. was too good an opportunity to pass the Reagan administration. ergeriy-rlat ines, ah ewG r err m up, and Mulroney and his The objections of many Canadians emergency plan to increase the Growing guerrilla armies now Progressive Conservatives were to the United States go beyond the number of soldiers andpolice,and contain about 10,000 people. The returned to office. fear of creeping assimilation from the creation of special anti-terrorist government has about 80,000 As for Mexico, some argue that south. They look on the United squads. soldiers and 90,000 police. Grenada's medical schoolfalls on hard times ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada(AP)-to students rejected by U.S. medical has gone down." landed on the island Oct. 25, 1983, The American medical school in schools, St. George's is straining Despite the fall in enrollment, St. along with a token Caribbean force. Grenada has fallen on hard times in from a steep decline in the overall George's still has 33 full-time A stately bronze monument the five years since invading U.S. number of young people going into professors, downjust two from 1983, bearing the engraved signatures of troops evacuated its students and medicine. and 44 part-time visiting professors, the 19 U.S. servicemen killed in flung the once-obscure school into Since the invasion of October down four. Officials say the school is action reminds visitors St. George's the news. 1983, enrollment at the school's two in no danger of closing. main campus on Grand Anse Beach Grenada campuses has plunged from "There's no thinking in that was once a war zone. St. George's University School of 480 to 226. It has cut its work force respect," said spokesman Arthur Initially, school officials strongly Medicine, whose students President from 120 to 90 and put expansion Massolo. "It's alive and kicking, and opposed the invasion, saying Reagan said were saved from .plans on hold. Tuition has nearly we intend to keep it that way." Grenada's rulers assured them the becoming hostages of a Marxist doubled -to $17,000 a year from The U.S. medical establishment students would not be harmed. But government, is still turning out $8,700 in 1983. has long denounced St. George's and within days they changed their doctors on this luch tropical island at A few years ago, St. George's other off-shore medical schools as minds. the southern tip of the Caribbean. accepted only one of every 10 "diploma mills." But teachers and Modica says today that he was The 11-year-old private school applicants. Now it's taking one of administrators say St. George's briefed at the State Department and now boasts 1,390 graduates licensed every two. students are highly motivated and shown documents of discussions in 45 U.S. states, and clinical training "The caliber of our students has score well on qualifying exams. within the revolutionary government programs at hospitals i ew Jersey, declined; I'll be candid about it," "My kids get as good training in that persuaded him the students New York and Britain. Chancellor Charles R. Modica, said gross anatomy as they can get might have been taken hostage. But as one of several so-called offin an interview. "But the American anywhere ip the world," said Dr. "After the briefing, I felt that there shore schools in the region catering medical schools' pool of applicants John B. Christensen, chairman of the at te brifi felttare of Antomy whoheld was some justification for military Department of Anatomy, who held action," he said. "It was a close call, the same post for seven years at the and I wouldn't have wanted to make Bomb mars Pinochet's birthday University of Missouri at Kansas the decision." SANTIAGO', Chile (AP) -A They said the mausoleum is City. Modica said enrollment peaked bomb blast damaged the family guarded around the clock, but the "We could sell diplomas," he said, around the time of the invasion and tomb of military President bombs apparently were planted "but a diploma does not permit you has been falling for the past 2 1/2 Augusto Pinochet on Friday, his when a police guard briefly left his to practice medicine. You still have years. 73rd birthday. post to visit the cemetery's offices. to take board-qualifying exams. The reason, he said, is that the No one immediately claimed Pinochet, who was born Nov. Modica, a New York lawyer, medical profession, with its long, responsibility for the attack, 25,1915, seized power in a bloody founded St. George's at the age of 29 hard years of training and costly which marred a day of ceremonies 1973 coup that toppled an elected after being rejected by four U.S. malpractice suits, has become much in homage to the right-wing leftist government. In October, he medical schools and spending a less attractive to American graduates leader. lost a referendum on extending his fruitless year in Spain trying to over the past decade. rule for eight years and is obliged become a doctor. Applications to U.S. medical The bomb went off just behind to call open elections, planned for The school grew steadily but schools have dropped from 42,624 in the tomb shortly after 10 a.m. at December 1989, to pick a attracted little attention until the 1974 to 28,123 last year, with the the city's General Cemetery, said successor. United States decided to overthrow a biggest decline occurring over the cemetery director Arturo Urrutia. The president began his radical pro-Cuban junta that seized past four years, according to the The explosive shattered birthday celebration in the central power and murdered left-wing Prime Association of American Medical stained-glass windows, religious port city of Valparaiso with a Minister Maurice Bishop. Colleges. icons and flower pots in and serenade from a military band in In justifying the invasion, Reagan As a result, the nation's 127 around the concrete-walled front of his residence. he later said the students at St. George's, accredited medical schools are mausoleum. Several nearby went to the presidential palace, most of whom were Americans, were opening their doors to students who crypts also were damaged. where military and government in danger of being taken hostage. just a few years ago would not have A second bomb was found and officials paid him homage and a They were evacuated in army qualified, officials say. And that has defused by police experts, folk group performed traditional helicoptersbysomeofthe6,000U.S. shrunk the pool of applicants for according to security officials. dances. Marines and paratroopers who schools like St. George's.

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4 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 U.S. news Bush names 'troubleshooter'as security adviser WASHINGTON (UPI) -information to the president and in Bush said Scrowcroft would be Though the timing of the President-elect George Bush named one celebrated event did not wake "an honest broker" of national announcement was a surprise, the veteran government troubleshooter him up to tell him about a dogfight security information to the president selection of Scowcroft was not. For Brent Scowcroft as national security between U.S. and Libyan jets over -a colorful description of the job weeks, he has been the leading adviser Wednesday and signaled he the Gulf of Sidra. contained in the Tower Commission contender for the job, viewed as a will run the White House more The Tower Commission report report. pragmatist who will bring a proper aggressively than President Reagan. broadly criticized Reagan for his "He is not a policymaker in the low profile to the White House. Scoweroft -a pilot, retired Air detached management style, saying sense that the secretary of state will With the announcement, Bush Force lieutenant general, arms the arms scandal may have been be the chief spokesman, obviously, in rounded out his two top advisers in negotiator and national security averted if Reagan had remained foreign policy matters," Bush said. the White House, having settled advisor under President Gerald Ford "aware of the way in which the "He will be an honest broker. He will earlier this week on New Hampshire -will replace Reagan's National operation was implemented and the convey to me exactly the feelings of Gov. John Sununu, a favorite of Security Chief, Lt. Gen. Colin full consequences of U. S. cabinet members that are involved in conservative republicans, as his chief Powell. participation." international affairs." of staff. Scoweroft, a member of the threeman Tower Commission that inv dthe ntiol ecuy State Department wins Golden Fleece award council in the wake of the Iran armscontra aid scandal, will be taking WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen. unused portions of travel advances. delayed repayments and, in some over a job reformed and redefined William Proxmire, D-Wis., said last Proxmire, who is leaving the cases, no payment at all. largely on the basis of that panel's weekend the State Department won Senate after serving five full terms, "State mishandled travel advances recommendations. his monthly Golden Fleece Award grants the dubious award each to the tune of $15.4 million in "Brent is a trusted friend," Bush for bungling $15 million in travel month to a government agency that delinquent repayment," Proxmire said in announcing the appointment advances and trying to conceal its he says has provided an outstanding said in a statement. "Even worse, as at a surprise news conference. "He errors under false accounts -example of ridiculous, ironic, or much as $686,000 was written off and understands the military, the State including one for Ludwig Van wasteful spending. completely lost to taxpayers in the Department, the way the hill works Beethoven. The Senator said the State past two years. and the intelligence community Proxmire said the State Department regularly provides as well." Department has .'effectively been travel expense money to its "Evenmoreoutrageous,instea o ush. me giving interest free loans or handouts employees, then fails to monitor the writing off some of the delinquent Bush made it clear he intends to be to employees by lax efforts to collect accounts properly, resulting in accounts, State concocted bogus more engaged and directly involved accounts under names such as in the running of the government Ludwig Van Beethoven," Proxmire than Reagan, who is known for a said. "That's certainly not music to. detached management style in which the ears of the American taxpayer." he delegates major responsibilities to Proxmire said the department had others. pledged in 1986 to correct such Bush said he would be briefed problems, but that they had only personally on world developments increased. every morning by the CIA and, later "Some accounts were accidentally in the day, Scowcroft would weigh-in closed even though tie unused with his view. advance wasn't repaid," Proxmire Scowcroft "has to have direct said. "Others -were left open and access, day and night," Bush said. delinquent, but couldn't be traced to The vice president said his new the person who was issued the national security adviser has the money." following orders: "Keep me The Wisconsin Senator said the informed. Wake me u.p. Shake and department made inadequate use of wake me." payroll deductions to collect the The "wake me" comment was money, recovering less than 10 significant because presidential aides percent of delinquent accounts in sometimes delayed passing on 1987 in this manner. Scientists discover new relationship between quasars, galaxies LOS ANGELES (UPI) -New The international team of concluding a galaxy has only a lin alignment with a galaxy than you observations of far-flung galaxies scientists who made the finding said 10,000 chance. of randomly aligning would expect on pure chance," reveal a surprising alignment with the relationship between quasars and with a quasar. commented Claude Canizares of the the bright deep space bodies known galaxies apparently is not But in a sample of 296 quasars, Center for Space Research in as quasars, a relationship that coincidental. They were able to rule British, Canadian and American Cambridge, Mass. bolsters notions that quasars exist on out chance by statistically examining scientists, reporting in the current "I believe firmly that (quasars) are the very fringes of the universe. the probability of such occurrences, issue of the scientific journal Nature, at the edge of the universe, iind yes, found 110 aligned with the celestial this can be vi-ewed as evidence for M otorists chase hit-and-run driver communities of stars. that hypothesis." This is roughly a I in 30 But as for reasons why the LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Two Jr. of Los Angeles on his bicycle. relationship, suggesting that for apparent alignment oc curs, motorists who saw a hit-run driver Grinaldo was taken to California every 30 quasars at least one will Canizares, who wrote a companion run down and kill a 12-year-old boy Hospital, where he was pronounced align with a galaxy. Nature article to Webster's report, on a bicycle fast weekend were hailed dead. Quasars are star-like objects that said any explanation at this point as heroes for chasing him 10 miles at "After he hit the boy, Espina are believed, by some scientists, to would be based on speculation. high speed, dodging his truck when slowed down momentarily and then exist on the edge of the universe. He noted, however, because he tried to run them off the freeway, sped away at a high rate of speed," They are also said to be the brightest telescopic observations of the sky police said. Whittaker said. "Witnesses in cars cosmic bodies; so bright, scientists reveal only a two dimensional "To callthese citizens heroes is nearby followed him." estimate their light can be up to 1,000 picture, the apparent "preferential putting it mildly," said Detective Bill The motorists followed Espina times more luminous than that of an alignment" and the gravitational lens Whttaker who m dsaid teche through south central Los Angeles entire galaxy which can consist of effect created by galaxies provide Whittaker, who described ease and then onto the Harbor Freeway billions of stars. new gauges for quasar luminosity unbelievable." for several miles, he said, adding "at The new studies led by and distance. Thbessecte Jone point Espina attempted to ram astrophysicist Rachel Webster of Canizares said usually asingle star The suspect, Joel Espina, 23, of the witnesses' vehicles onto the Britain's Scarborough College also or cluster serves as the gravitational Los Angeles, was finally stopped by a freeway divider." revealed the galaxies, which are not lens in a galaxy that bends light from police car and one of the witnesses One car stopped pursuing Espina nearly as faraway as quasars, act as the quasar. when he drove into adead-end street, at that point, but a man in a second gravitational lenses capable of Canizares said quasars are noteL Whittaker said. Espina was booked car continued following him as he left bending light from the quasars. This for their distinctive "red shift" or on suspicion of gross vehicular the freeway in the San Pedro area phenomenon alone could make the sharp displacement of light toward manslaughter while under the south of downtown, Whittaker said. light of a quasar appear even the red end of the color spectrum. influence of alcohol. Two officers in a patrol car saw brighter, some scientists contend. This is an indication they may be The incident began about 12:30 Espina run a red light and chased him "What Webster and her colleagues moving away at speeds approaching p.m. when Espina, driving a pickup into a dead end street, Whittaker have found is there appears to be that of light -186,000 miles per truck, allegedly hit Carlos Grinaldo said. more instances where a quasar has an second.

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 5 U.S. news Supreme Court 'tracking' railroad disputes WASHINGTON (UPI) -The As a result of the act and policy Arkansas judge who was sentenced although they have selected different Supreme Court agreed this week to change a number of marginal rail to three years in prison for paying cases to do so. decide the bargaining rights of labor lines were sold or transferred to citizens to vote for him. There are currently at least eight unions when railroad lines are sold. entrepreneurs. The rail unions, which often faced cases before the court that deal with The justices will hear arguments In other action, the court: massive layoffs of their membership the issue. this term in two cases involving the -Let stand a federal law that in such sales despite contract "The determination of these issues, sale of rail lines to newly formed gives the President the power to raise provisions protecting job security, which have generated substantial companies or companies that were the salaries of Members of Congress, characteristically charge the terms of disagreement among the lower previously not involved in rail the federal judiciary and top the sales violated the Railway Labor courts, would provide significant transportation. executive branch officials. Several Act. The act prohibits unilateral assistance in resolving numerous The issue, which is rooted in Members of Congress had changes in employment terms pending disputes between the complex federal statutes and challenged the law on grounds that without bargaining. railroads and their unions over rail regulations, is of major concern to only Congress has the power to raise However, the railroads claim the line sales," the government said. both unions, who fear an erosion of or lower salaries. sales were covered by the ICC and Lawyers for a railroad in one of the contract rights and loss of jobs for -For the second time this month, refused to bargain. cases said the cases "are without their membership, and the rail refused to become involved in The impasses generally lead to question the most important cases industry seeking to revitalize attempts by men to get court orders court action and then a strike, which facing the railroad industry today." regional rail service. to stop their wives or girlfriends from lead to more court action. Briefs filed The two cases accepted by the The issue arose following the having abortions. The case involved in one case by the ICC claim the court stem from a decision by the partial deregulation of the rail Carlton Lewis of Michigan who disputes have virtually ended the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co. industry in 1980 by the Staggers Rail unsuccessfully tried to force his transfer of rail lines and the to sell its lines to P&LE Railco Inc. Act and by changes in policy by the estranged wife, Kathleen, to bear a revitalization process. Railco intended to layoff some 500 of Interstate Commerce Commission to child. All sides in the disputes, including the rail lines' 750 employees and not make it easier to sell such lines by -Left intact the criminal the federal government, have asked to comply with or assume any of the ending labor protective provisions of conviction of Alton Campbell, an the court to resolve the matter, existing labor agreements. some contracts. Study urges alltostopsmoking regardless of age, history ~ BOSTON (UPI) -It's nevertoo their risk of dying from a heart attack late to quit smoking, according to a or stroke regardless of when they quit study released last week that found smoking, said Hermanson. older people sharply reduce their risk The association between smoking of dying from heart disease no matter and an increased risk for heart when they kick the habit. disease is well known and has been "There is some generel feeling that well documented in younger people. in older people there isn't much But the association has been less well Z. benefit in quitting smoking, that it's studied for the elderly, she said. too late," said Bonnie Hermanson, "People who have smoked for 30 who headed the study. or 40 years, there was afeelingthat at "We conclude that elderly people that point it didn't do them any good with heart disease should quit (td quit) Hermanson said. smoking. They should be Dr. John Holbrook of the encouraged to quit as much as University of Utah School of anyone," said Hermanson, whose Medicine said the findings confirm 5 findings were reported in the New previous studies and offer new England Journal of Medicine, evidence that quitting smoking at Hermanson and her colleagues at any age has benefits. N the University of Washington in "Some doctors have said to Seattle followed for six years 1,893 patients when they are in their 60s or men and women ages 55 and older70s that if they like smoking it's too who had heart disease. late to get any benefit (from They compared the 807 people quitting). That is not true. It's who had quit smoking within a year absolutely not true," Holbrook said. of when the study began and "If you quit smoking, no matter remained smokeless to the 1,086 what the age, benefits acrue. For subjects who smoked and found the those people who think it's too late, I smokers had nearly twice the risk of would say, 'absolutely not.' This dying from cardiovascular disease. reinforces that," he said. "The results of these analyses lead Holbrook noted certain damage us to conclude-that older adults with from smoking, such as that coronary artery disease who quit associated with emphysema, is smoking can have improved survival irreversible. similar to that of their younger Smoking appears to increase the counterparts," Hermanson and her risk for heart attacks and strokes colleagues wrote. through a variety of mechanisms, There was no significant difference including making blood more likely MICKEY FrMickey Mouse waves to some of the thousands oj when the researchers compared the to clot and narrowing arteries. Those weliwishers Friday at Disneyland that jammed the Southern California risk among those in various age changes tend to normalize after theme park to wish the merry mouse a happy 60th birthday. (AP groups, indicating people reduce someone quits. Laserphoto) Pediatricians claim rock videos are too 'excessive' CHICAGO (UPI) -Rock videos Rock videos, usually three to five 56 percent contain acts of violence, drug avoidance, nonviolence, may be bad for teen-agers'health, the minutes long, either show the often directed at women. pregnancy prevention and birth American Academy of Pediatrics musicians performing a song or The pediatricians urged parents to control, sexual abstinence and warned Sunday. acting out its lyrics. exercise control over teens' video avoidance of sexually transsmitted The academy, which comprises While early generations of video viewing, to be sure they watch shows diseases." 36,000 pediatricians, said teens seemed to have more in common appropriate for their maturity level. The doctors, reporting in the watch an average of two hours of with home movies than professional They also urged parents to discuss current issue of AAP News, also rock video a day. "Music video may films, many today are produced by the videos with their children. called for research on the effects of represent a new art form, but we some of the biggest names in The doctors said they would the rock videos and urged rock idols believe it is one that contains an Hollywood. "encourage the music video industry to try to set a good example. excess of sexism, violence, substance The academy said 75 percent of the to produce pro-social videos and abuse, suicide and sexual bahavior," videos with a theme or story contain public service message with positive academy members said. "sexually suggestive material," while themes," including" racial harmony,

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6 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 financial news Texaco, Saudi Arabia form refinery partnership NEW YORK (UPI) --Texaco Inc. inventory, to the venture, to be called operational changes or job cuts. takeover bid by lcahn, Texaco's said last week it signed a definitive Star Enterprise. Saudi Arabia is the would's largest largest stockholder. agreement to sell a half-interest in its Star, which Texaco said will be oil-exporting country and the The definitive agreement was East Coast refining and marketing operating by the end of the year out d o m i n a n t me m be r of t he signed in London, with the Saudis operations to OPEC leader Saudi of Houston headquarters, will take Organization of Petroleum represented by Oil Minister Hisham Arabia in a deal expected to net over Texaco refineries in Delaware Exporting countries. Nazer and Texaco by company Texaco nearly $2 billion. City, Del., Port Arthur, Texas, and Texaco, based. in White Plains, president James Kinnear. Texaco agreed in June to sell the Convent, La. N.Y., and the nation's third-largest oil-rich Middle East kingdom a 50 oil company, said it expects to realize Nazer, in a statement, called the percent interest in a newjoint venture It also will own 50 distribution $1.8 billion in cash and lower joint venture "a major. achievement that will own three major U.S. oil terminals and 1,450 company-woned inventory costs. in Saudi Arabia's continuing refineries processing 625,000 barrels or operated service stations. It will The June 16 announcement was a program of more active involveof crude a day and a network of have the right to buy 600,000 barrels crucial step in Texaco's hard-fought ment" in so-called "downstream" 10,000 Texaco service stations in 23 a day of crude oil from Saudi Arabia and bitter proxy struggle with operations -refining and selling eastern and Gulf Coast states. at market prices, corporate raider Carl Icahn. petroleum products to consumers. Texas said the Saudis will pay $812 About 5,000 workers are It was disclosed one day before a Kinnear said the joint venture million for the stake and will employed at the refineries and special meeting at which Texaco "benefits our operations, our contribute 30 million barrels of crude associated facilities. Texaco said shareholders narrowly rejected a shareholders, our country and our oil, or 75 percent of its initial there would be no significant $60-a-share, $12.4 billion hostile partner." OPEC faces uphill battlefor higher oilprices NEW YORK, Reuter -Oil prices But even if OPEC manages to Some U.S. oil analysts said West back down to around $15 in the first are almost certain tojump to a higher complete the agreement, with -its Texas Intermediate, thd U.S. quarter, analysts said. plateau next week if, as expected, proposed 20 percent declined in benchmark grade of oil, could hit $17 The U.S. market was closed OPEC gains its first 13-member output from the 22 million to 23 to $18 a barrel by Christmas just on Thursday and Friday. Optimism production agreement in two years, million now being produced, the glut optimism about the agreement. over an imminent agreement sent but even if it manages the feat the oil of oil on world markets will not be The West Texas grade was quoted prices sharply upward Friday in cartel will face pressures. reduced, analysts said. in spot dealings at $15.30 a barrel Europe, where North Sea Brent for The deal, thrashed out after eight "A ceiling pf 18.5 million barrels Friday, up from its Wednesday close January delivery jumped $1.25 to days of backroom bargaining in per day is a step in the right direction of $14.10 ahead of the Thanksgiving $14.38 per barrel, the highest since Vienna, hinges on approval by Iran and WTI could jump at most to$16a holiday. mid-September. But some analysts of an oil quota equal to that of its barrel as a result," said Peter Beutel But -prices are likely to fall back in here remained skeptical. former war foe Iraq. The Iranian oil of Elders Futures Inc. the first quarter of 1989 as demand "It isn't over until Iran comes back minister left the Vienna talks Friday "A ceiling of 18.5 million or even declines. A seasonal slowdown in oil to the meeting and signs," said to consult his government about the 19.0 million would represent too demand at the end of the winter and Mangan. If no agreement is reached, plan and is expected to return little, too late," according to Charles an overhang of supply could sap the analysts said, prices are likely to Sunday. Maxwell, senior energy strategist at initial optimism and drive prices tumble. "if Iran agrees to (production) C.J. Lawrence/ Morgan Qrenfell Inc. parity with Iraq, U.S. West Texas A cap of 17.5 million barrels would L 1 0 o e d o r s n rmditel t (rou 6d toi e oirss2 LBOs sow seeds for crash Intermediate will jump to $16 a be needed to 'cut inventories, now at barrel Monday," said John Redpath, their highest levels since 1982. analyst with Energy Security Although most oil analysts and NEW YORK (REUTERS) -hundreds of years. Analysis Inc. Oil futures for the West traders believe Iran will eventually Martin Lipton, a securities lawyer Lipton,. a partner in the firm Texas grade last traded officially in sign the pact, many are still skeptical who has helped numerous U.S. Wachtell, Lipton, Roser aid Katz, New York Wednesday at just below that all 13 will stick to it and that corporations defend themselves spoke to the New York Society of $14. prices will stay up. against unwanted takeovers, said the Security Analysts on Wednesday. He Iran's refusal to allow Iraq to "I doubt that the agreement will current wave of leveraged buyouts has been a persistent critic of pump the same amout of oil as Iran last six months without some could be sowing the seeds of a crash excessive takeover activity, but has has been a stumbling block to an cheating (on production quotas)," in one or two years. been. a profitable participants. The agreement for two years. The said David Mangan, a consultant "This activity cannot continue at Wall Street Journal recently proposed pact puts the Organization with the Washington Forum, a unit this pace without creating a crash," reported that his firm charged Kraft of Petroleum Exporting Countries' of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. he said, adding that some leveraged Inc. $20 million of advice in a 13-member output at 18.5 million buyouts have gotten so big and takeover. barrels per day in the first half of To begin with, there may be expensive that there is not enough Lipton, who invented a now1989 and maintains an $18 a barrel bitterness over the treatment of Iraq, cash to pay the interest expenses. popular "poison pill" takeover which will be given a sharply higher He said deals have been put defense several years ago, said some target price OPEC allotment after producing far together with zero-interest and key court cases are coming up in the above its last OPEC quota. payment-on-kind bonds, making the state .of Delaware that will have an The new Nonetheless, David Mizrahi, overalldebt-to-equityratioashighas important effect on the potency of editor of the a Mideast Report, an 15-1 at some companies. the pill. deadly e economic newsletter, said the idea In a leveraged buyout, a group Lipton said the pill is an important that all 13 members will sign would borrows money to buy all of a part ofa company's defensive armor be "a breakthrough for OPEC company's stock, then repays the because once adopted "it shift the for classified because they haven't had an debt with income from the company burden of persuading the court from agreement in two years." or by selling off corporate assets. the target to the raider." ads is Mizrahi said that although bthe oil "I believe this is going to lead us Previously, he said, target market is' currently oversupplied, into a crash," Lipton said, comparing companies had to convince a judge 9 a.m .M onday "prices will go up on a psychological the phenomenon with other that there was something wrong with reaction. speculative frenzies going back the raider's tactics. NEW' YORK (AP) Sales, closing price and net change of the 15 .most active New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1. M monday s m ost active stocks Name Volume Last Chg. Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active American Stock TtB 73,300 27/8 +1/8 Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1. Fsthi Cp 234,738,00 38 7/4 +1/2 Name Volume Last Chg. Most active over-the-counter stocks supplied by NASD. FstChi Op 2,461,600 30 1/4 +1/2 WangLabB 268,200 8 1/8 +1/8 Noeast Uti 2,228,200 20 3/8 +1/4 EchoBay 187,100 14 7/r -1/8 Lame B e RJR Nab 2,140,100: 89 1/8 +1 1/8 Eay 17,500 13 7/8 -t/8 Name Bid Asked Chg. Amer TT 2,060,100 29 3/8 +1/8 TexasAirCp 171,500 1' 7/B +1/8 MCI 1,686,700 22 5/8 +1/8 Mobil 1,586,200 44 1/8 +1 2 Telesphere 151,300 2 5/8 +1/2 Intel 1,314,000 20 1/4 IBM 1,491,600 118 7/8 +2 7/2 Moog A 134,200 8 -1/4 AppleC 1,244,300 36 1/2 IBM Power 1,245,400 19 1/4 PallCorp 129,200 27 1/8 -5/8 FarGp 1,181,700 73 3/4 +1/8 BurlNth 1239,100 74 3/4 +1 3/4+1/8 Miniscr 1,030,600 6 1/2 +1/8 BankTr NY 1, 155900 36 3/4 -1/8 Amdahl s 124,700 17 7/8 +5/8 ShawNt 966,900 24 +1/8 FtAustPr 116,900 9 3/4 -1/16 Cadntx 836,900 8 1/4 -1/8 Chrysler 1,101,600 25 -1/4 Viacom pf 114,900 25 5/8 Convgt 768,800 6 13/16 +1/16 Tenneco 1,091,300 50 1/2 +1 3/8 7 HiltonHtl 1,088,100 52 3/8 +4 1/8 Nike B 720,400 28 -1 1/4 Occident P 1,081,400 25 3/4 TrianIn 573,600 52 1/2 +5/8

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 / military news American village is target ao for South Korean youths FI1 SEOUL, South Korea (UPI) -Security at the compound was The U.S. military commander in increased after the assault, they said. South Korea last week deplored an "I consider those who attacked an assault at a housing compound for American housing area last night to military families and urged be cowardly criminals," said Gen. authorities to punish the "cowardly Louis C. Menetrey, the top U.S. criminals" who damaged vehicles in military commander in South Korea. the complex with pipes, clubs and "Thugs who use iron pipes, clubs and firebombs. gasoline bombs against unarmed U.S. and South Korean officials families, women and children can be said 40 South Korean youths considered nothing else. I would assaulted the rear gates of Hannam hope they are apprehended, tried and Village, a compound for Americans appropriately punished." soldiers and their families in Seoul. More than 600 U.S. military The officials said 15 students families live at Hannam Village, a forced their way into the compound 12.6-acre compound that the United and used clubs, iron pipes and States leases from the South Korean firebombs to damage vehicles parked government. inside. They said at least nine Anti-American sentiment has vehicles received $15,000 in damage become increasingly evident in South Rs' during a 10-minute assault. Korea since the Seoul Summer R ed C ross'salutes F ot L ee A U.S. military policeman was Olympics. injured by youths who struck him Hannam Village has been the site WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -consider the national average for with pipes, and a second officer was of several demonstrations, including Fort Lee, Va., received recognition blood donors equals about 5 percent hurt when a hurled pipe shattered the one rally in which several students from the American Red Cross of the population." windshield of his car as he was forced their way into the compound, recently as its single largest Price especially praised Lee's 23rd leaving the compound through the lowered an American flag and contributor of blood among all Quartermaster Brigade, the.sponsor back gate, the officials said. burned it with a firebomb. stateside military installations during of a monthly blood drive. He also the past four years. praised other units on post, including E With 32,848 units of blood Kenner Army Community Hospital, E ast G mn s ry to ard wa collected during that time, Lee the Army Logistics Center, Army averaged more than 8,000 units Troop Support Agency 'and the COPENHAGEN, Denmark askinga WarsawPact company to donated annually. One unit of blood Army Logistics Management (UPI) -Danish military officials help build secret NATO military equals a little less than a pint. College for their fine efforts. were stunned to learn that an East installations." Also, the Red Cross cited Fort In addition, Lee collected the .German transport company was The mistake was discovered in Eustis, Va., as the second largest largest amount of blood donated at helping build hangars designed to early November when two East contributor with an average of 5,876 any one collection point within the hide NATO aircraft from Warsaw Germans arrived at the Tirstrup units a year; while Fort Rucker, Ala., Red Cross' Tidewater Regional area Pact attack, a military spokesman base complex in a truck, Beck was third with more than 5,100 units. during the sAme time period. said yesterday. said. "It's remarkable," said Forest According to Red Cross officials, 6.5 "We thought we had asked an When challenged, the two Price, blood consultant at the percent of all blood collected in the Austrian firm to do the job so we produced documentation proving Tid e w ate r Re g i o n a1 Ce n t e r Red Cross Tidewater Region came were somewhat shocked to find an their company had been hired to headquartered in Norfolk, Va. from donors at Lee. East German truck on site," said transport materials to Denmark Praising Lee's contributions to the Red Cross officials report that all Lt. 'Col. Egon Beck, the for the building of bomb-proof blood donor program, Price military installations within that commander of Denmark's hangars for NATO. remarked, "When you consider the region participated in their blood Tirstrup Air Force Base. "Luckily, we detected the number of people at Lee compared to donor program. Their contributions The East Germans were mistake," Beck said. "I'll bet my the population of some of the larger represented 24 percent to 27 percent ordered off the site and asked to bottom dollar that the two men posts, the ration of donations to of all blood collected there. unload their cargo outside the were under orders." people is very high. With a total Blood donations from the perimeter fence. A spokesman for Denmark's population of about 11,500, 8,000 Tidewater Region alone supply some "Someone somewhere must military intelligence said both soldiers and 3,500 civilians, we saw 2.5 million residents in southeaster have been fast asleep," said Svend WTK and the Royal Danish Air about 9,500 donors a year. Virginia and eastern North Carolina Andreasen, manager of WTK, the Force had been asked to take "Although we were not able to through more than 50 hospitals. That military contractor that assisted in measures to ensure similar take all of them for various reasons, center and 56 others like it in the arranging the deal. "Obviously, mistakes would not be made in the we still were able to collect 8,212 United States collect and supply there's something wrong in future. units of blood on an average each blood and blood products to more 1 year. That's significant when you than half the nation's residents. Adoptive soldiers may submit claims for reimbursement Dec. 1 INDIANAPOLIS,Ind.(ARNEWS) whichever comes later. To be eligible, the adoption whichever comes later." -Soldiers who choose to take part Harden summarized the recent proceedings must be inititated She went on to say that with the in the pilot program for government congressional legislation that between Oct. 1, 1987, and Sept. 30, exception of stepchildren, the reimbursement of their qualifying authorizes the program: 1989. program covers most adoptions of child-adoption expenses may be able "All servicemembers on active "The law defines the term children up to the age of 18 by either to start submitting claims by Dec. 1. duty, including active guard-reserve 'adoption proceedings'as comprising married or single soldiers. "It also Local Army finance offices are soldiers, may be reimbursed up to the initial home-study report of the covers the adoption of children from gearing up to acquire the necessary $2,000 per adopted child or $5,000 placement of the child in the soldier's countries other than the United claim forms and to complete their per participant in a calendar year. home for the purpose of adoption, States and children with special part of the program's implementation, needs." said Mary Harden of the U.S. Army On the specifics of coverage, she Finance and Accounting Center at said that most reasonable expenses Fort Benjamin Harrison here. ? entailed in a legal adoption qualify Stressing that the adoptive soldiers for reimbursement unless previously must submit their claims to their covered by another government servicing finance office, Harden A/ program. 'Reasonable expenses' noted that soldiers on temporary include placement, as well as legal duty of otherwise away from their and medical fees, including hospital servicing offices should mail the expenses for a new-born infant." claim to the appropriate office. Even personal travel expenses are The two-year pilot program reimbursable if deemed necessary to requires that participants request assess the child's health, to attend reimbursement not later than 180 counseling sessions, to escort the days after the adoption is final or child to the soldier's home, or within 180 days after the Army's otherwise required to qualify for implementing instructions, legal adoption.

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8 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 YOUR HOROSCOPE by Charles King Cooper Top 10 Albums 1. U2 "Rattle And Hum," (Island/ Aries (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) You Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You Atlantic) Last Week: No. 1 must be careful this week to keep wili be surprised at the apparent 2. Anita Baker "Giving You The your business life and your home life lack of support from your family Best That I Got." (Elektra) No. 2 -separate. If you've had an argument concerning your career change plan. 3. Guns N' Roses "Appetite FOr at home, leave it there. Avoid However, be prepared to stick to destruction (Gefen) No. 4 insisting on getting your own way. your decision. "Safe" isn't always 1. Cocktail Soundtrack necessarily right. (E Bo ov "Nw ereyTaurus (Apr. 20 to May 20) 5. Bc n J/viygra) "Nw Jer You've been working really hard Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You (Merctry/Polygra) No. 3 lately, so go ahead and treat yourself will find yourself unsure of your t. Def Leppard "Hysteria," to that dreamed-of extravagance. mate this week, but don't press the (Mercury/Polygram) No. 7 Someone you'd like to get close to issue. You're likely to get into a fight, 7. Luther Vandross "Any Love," won't be very responsive to your so try to ride this rough period out (Epic) No. 9 romantic overtures. stoically. S. Barbra Streisand "Till I Loved You," (Columbia) No. 10 Gemini (May 21 to June 20) Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) 9. Bobby Brown "Don't He Your mind seems to be wandering at You feel somewhat ignored and ('ruel," (MCA) No. 5 work this week and co-workers are taken for granted this week, but Th Ozzy Osbourne "No Rest For resentful. Try to get yourself motidon't brood about it! Others are just Te Wicked," (CBS) No. 8 vated again to avoid any unpleasant too busy gearing up for the holidays situations with bigwigs. to be sensitive to your needs. Join them in their holiday preparations. Cancer (June 21 to July 22) 1. U2 "Desire," (Island/Atlantic) Others have been finding your Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Last Week: No. 3 behavior overbearing of late. This won't be your week for having 2. Will To Power "Baby, I Love Ozzy Osbourne Although you may feel that you things go just the way you like. As a Your Way/Freebird Medley," (Epic) know better, it's wise to lay off right result, you might be somewhat No. 5 8. Ziggy Marley & The Melody now and stop exerting so much short-tempered, so make an effort to 3. George Michael "Kissing A Makers "Tumblin' Down," (Virgin) authority. lie low and be as diplomatic as Fool," (Columbia) No. 6 No. 10 possible. 4. Breathe "How Can I Fall?" (A& 9. Jonathan Butler "There's One Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) SomeM) No. 4 Born Every Minute," (Jive/RCA) No. one in your family is causing you Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) 5. Chicago "Look Away," 18 worry by spending too much money. The money you were counting on is (Reprise) No. 8 10. Roberta Flack "Oasis," However, avoid the temptation to not forthcoming, so you'd be wise to. 6. Duran Duran "I Don't Want (Atlantic) No. 20 offer a loan. This is one lesson that's rethink your budget for the coming Your Love," (Capitol) No. 9 -going to have to be learned the hard months. Bear in mind that you're 7. Anita Baker "Giving You The way. going to have to trim expenses. Best That I Got," (Elektra) No. 10 Top C&W Singles 8. Bobby Brown "My Perogative," Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your Pisces (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) Don't 1. Reba McEntire "I Know How penchant for helping others somelet that person who's disagreeing 9.A) N o p .He Feels," (MCA) Last Week: No.2 times results in meddling, so try to with you get on your nerves. Instead, 2. George Strait "If You Ain't be sensitive to this. You'd be best off take a different approach and listen Dancing," (EMI) No. 12 Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')," (MCA) No. just keeping your opinions to yourto the ideas being offered. You might 10. Boy Meets Girl "Waiting For 3 self for now. Work is hectic. find a better way of doing things. A Star To Fall," (RCA) No. 14 3. Babara Mandrell "I Wish That @ 1988 by King Features Synd. I Could Fall In Love Today," (Capitol)No. 4 Top R&B/Soul 4 Vern Gosdin "Chisled In 1. Al B. Sure! "Rescue Me," Stone," (Columbia/CBS) No. 5 (Warner Bros.) Last Week: No. 2 5. Restless Heart "A Tender Lie," -2. Freddie Jackson "Hey Lover," (RCA) No. 7 (Capitol) No. 6 -6. Keith Whitley "When You Say 3. Sweet Obsession "Gonna Get Nothing At All," (RCA) No. 8 T COSt new or Cars Over You," (Epic) No. 7 7. K.T. Oslin "Hold Me," (RCA) The co tof nerused c r 4. Cameo "You Make Me Work," No. 9 In 1975, an American buying a new car had an average monthly payment (Atlantic/Polygram) No. 8 8. The Judds "Change Of Heart," of $133; by 1988 the average monthly payment for a new car had risen 5. The Boys "Dial My Heart," (RCA/Curb) No. 10 to $265. In 1975, the average amount financed for a used car was (Motown) No. 11 9. Randy Travis "Deeper Than $2,249; in 1988, the average financed is $7,616. 6. Surface "I Missed," (Columbia) The Holler," (Warner Bros.) No. 20 No.9 10. Willie Nelson "Spanish Eyes," AMOUNT FINANCED AND MONTHLY PAYMENTS 7. Cherrelle "Everything I Miss At (Columbia/CBS) No. 11 FOR NEW AND USED AUTOMOBILES IN THE U.S. Home," (Tabu) No. 12 Average payment and average financed: DOLLARS 'N' SENSE 1 $510 "-"--NEW CARS -0. USED CARS used car market continuing, largely New Findings because of the availability of low6 On Auto Expenses priced, new vehicle alternatives," $4.1 by Bryon Elson the Runzheimer expert predicted. 4 "Capital cost of a new vehicle is $2.3 AMOUNT FINANCED In case you need confirmation, less significant as a measurable 2 -n thousands of dollars your car is a depreciating asset. expense item than depreciation that Depreciation and interest on your eats away at the initial outlay over car loan, combined, take the biggest time," Lazar concluded y 1975 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88* bite out of your automotive dollar, Examining gasoline costs, the 300 according to a recent car cost second largest auto expense at 20.3 $256 $ analysis by the editors of Runzheimer percent, the Runzheimer editors 250 .NEW CARS Reports On Transportation, the indusnote the increase in fuel prices -USED CARS $228 try newsletter. beginning in 1974 following the $214 Depreciation and interest conimpact of the worldwide oil 2 some over half, or 52.6 percent, of embargo and subsequent gasoline $ the total amount spent annually on a shortages. But through the '80s, fuel 150 typical car. In 1986, for the first time, prices have dropped as a percentage MONTHLY PAYMENTS this expense topped the 50-percent of the automotive dollar. This drop 100 $94 In dollars mark as a portion of the automotive can be attributed to: dollar. -Today's glut of oil in the "This increase in the relative marketplace; 1975 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88* expense for depreciation and inter-Greater fuel efficiency of today's 'preliminary est reflects the decrease in vehicle computerized cars; values on the used car market," -Predominance of small, fouraccording to Philip Lazar, editor. cylinder engines over eights and The car cost expert pointed to three sixes; reasons for this: -Development of more efficient "First, more and more new vehi.radial tires; cles are available at lower prices -Formulation of oils that reduce such as the Yugo and Hyundai Excel. engine friction. Second, low interest rates and Insurance, at 14.3 percent of the incentives for new car purchases automotive dollar, represents the have motivated potential buyers of next largest expenditure. Insurance used cars to turn to the new car costs have remained relatively market. And third, the popularity of stable over the years, although there pickups represents a low-cost, new is an upward trend beginning in vehicle alternative to a used car. 1984. SOURCE: Moeor Vehice Manufaclurers Asscatilon infoGraphica 1988 North America SndiCate, Inc "And all signs point to today's soft @ 1988 by King Features Syn

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 9 lifestyle World's foremost flutemaker THE CHOPPING BLOCK by Philomena Corradeno runs family-style company Having learned that seafood is not only healthful but full of flavor, BOSTON (UP1) -Owner, Rampal will play. Unlike musicians versatile and easy to prepare, many meat and potatoes consumers are president and master craftsman who endorse flutes for other turning to fish and potatoes for a lot of their meals. Lewis J. Deveau remembers the day companies, Rampal is not paid to say Since October is National Seafood Month, we've lined up some recipes to a William S. Haynes flute came back that. He bought each ofthe four gold add to your enjoyment of these gifts from the waters. The first is a for some work and he unwittingly Haynes flutes he owns. wholesome chowder, the second, a blessing for the hurried homemaker, is a handed it to the nearest employee to The firm, celebrating its 100th microwaved fish and potato supper made with convenient frozen products. fix year, is now working on flute no. Hearty Fish Chowder fix. pound potatoes, peeled and very thinly sliced Minutes later, the original 50,000. Made of platinum with gold 8 slices bacon, cut in small bits assembler of the instrument came keys, it was ordered six years ago by 11A cups chopped onion into Deveau's office and said: "How an amateur musician from Canada 2 pounds frozen North Atlantic Perch fillets come you gave him my flute?" who loves to play the flutebutdecided 2 quarts milk The folks at William S. Haynes against pursuing a career in music. 3 to 4 teaspoons salt Co. take their flute-making and The company came into being 1/ teaspoon peppr repairing very personally. after several Boston symphony "If they made it, they want to orchestra flute players convinced repair it when it comes back," silversmith William S. Haynes to Deveau says. "All of our employees take up flute-making because the enjoy what they're doing -and it only instruments were made in shows in the work." Europe, expensive and hard to get. At Haynes, tucked away on a Haynes' first try was a duo. His quiet, cobblestoned Boston side second was so good the musicians street, 20 craftsmen make by hand urged him to open a shop. He ran the flutes and piccolos that are among company until 1936. the world's finest. Deveau was a 17-year-old high It is delicate work that stands out school dropout from east Boston in a world consumed by mass who was desperate for work when production. Each flute is made from Haynes' widow hired him in 1941 to 330 separate pieces by workers who sweep floors and run errands -on solder pieces on the tubing, hammer the condition he finish high school. keys, file delicate adjustments, and Four years later, he began an hand-fit each key. apprenticeship to learn the ways of A silver Haynes flute, costing flute-making. He was named a $2,500 or more, takes at least 130 master flute-maker in 1955, and hours from start to finish. A gold or general manager in 1965. In 1976, platinum model, priced to $25,000 Deveau bought the company from can take 400 to 500 hours of Mrs. Haynes. Thaw fillets and cut in strips. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water; drain. craftsmanship because harder metals He is credited with two major flute In a skillet, fry bacon until crisp; drain and reserve cup fat. Saute onion in are involved. Building and design innovations. One is a new reserved bacon fat until golden. Add potatoes and bacon to onions. In a assembling one flute can wear out a head joint (the section the player saucepot, heat cod in milk to boiling point. Add potato-onion mixture. Bring set of files. blows through) that produces an back to a boil. Simmer three to four minutes. Add salt, pepper and thyme. While some flute-makers churn unusually vibrant and flexible tone. Taste for seasoning. Makes 12 cups. out 100,000 instruments. a year, The other is the Deveau scale, Quick Fish and Potato Supper Taynes maenre t is th ase t 1 pound package frozen North Atlantic cod, sole or flounder Haynes makes an average of eight a created in 1981, which raised the 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) week, instrument's traditionally flat lower 2 tablespoons butter or margarine "We can't maintain our quality register and stabilized middle register 4 cups frozen Southern style hash brown potatoes standards if we build them any tones. The scale makes it easier to 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed faster," Deveau says. play in tune throughout the 4 stalks green onion, sliced (about 1 cup) The Haynes is the only flute that instrument without favoring certain 1 5-oz. can evaporated milk Jean Pierre notes. 1/ cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese renowned soloist J/' teaspoon paprika ASK DR. LAM Salt and pepper to taste Allow the block of frozen fish to stand unwrapped on counter 20 minutes. Cut semi-frozen block into four sections. In non-metal two-quart oblong dish, place onions and butter. Cover and microwave on HIGH for two Diabetes a sensible-diet that doesn't get you minutes. Add frozen hash brown potatoes. Cover and microwave on HIGH by Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D. into trouble. four minutes. Top with spinach and green onions. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour milk over all. Top with fish. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and paprika DEAR DR. LAMB: I am sure I have over fish. Salt and pepper fish to taste. Cover and microwave on HIGH 12 diabetes, but I am afraid to go to a minutes, turning once. Let rest four minutes before serving. Fish is ready to doctor because he will want me to serve when it turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Makes four, take pills or shots. I cannot do that. servings. My husband will be mad at me One pound (individually quick-frozen) North Atlantic cod, sole or because he always tells me to diet flounder may be substituted for one-pound package. Do not thaw before and I will not get diabetes. My microcooking. mother had diabetes, and she had a Odd COUPle" in 1982 heart attack three years ago. Her .2. Wh did Vint ari Naomi have to father also died of a heart attack and originally move back in with Mamta he had diabetes. On my dad's side, 1. Name the two actors who ., his half-brother had diabetes and starred in the ill-fated "The New on Mamas Family?" died of a heart attack. 3. W'ho starred as crusty Dr. I need to know what will happen Willard Adams on Sally Struthers to me if I don't get treatment. I am in 4. hat sit G i my mid 20s and am 100 pounds 4. What university did Diane overweight. I get thirsty a lot and attend on cheers ? have to urinate frequently. My sores Ask Dr. Lamb 5. What was Sidney's (Tony Randon't heal fast. I get boils under my dalf) last name on the controversial arms. My hands get cold or shake, If you have untreated diabetes, series, "Love, Sidney'?" and I have headaches. Please answer you are more likely to have heart ~ (. Name tte actress ani character in the newspaper because I don't disease at an early age. You could who was the Loudons' original maid want my husband to receive a letter progress until you have such high on 'Newhart. from you. blood glucose levels that you deve7. What type of writer is Dick DEAR READER: With that family lop diabetic acidosis or coma. You Loudon on "Newhart?" history and your symptoms, there is are more likely to develop damage S. What is the name of the inn the a strong likelihood that you do have to nerve fibers called diabetic neuroLoudons run in Vermont? diabetes, but the only way the pathy which can be painful. diagnosis can be made is with an I.wish I could send you Special TV Quiz Answers examination. You really must see a Report 89, Diabetes, The Sweet Sickdoctor. The excess thirst and freness, but without your address, and > pioj quent urination are both symptoms your concern about your husband, -wits 8 oloHl 7. OualOahpaputS that suggest loss of glucose sugar there is not much I can do. Others aqso!-' paoenIi.od SO)ilol Ja!uuf through the kidneys. Yes, you probwho want this report can send $1 9niqq C ilrsJA!uOiSOI 'q4(Jp ably need to lose weight and you will with a long, stamped, self-addressed -aiop; ssaltnq p possossodos asnoq probably need help to do so. If you evenlope for it to THE HEALTH s!I pe4 lui :ncsoSn s 051sM do have type II, adult-onset diabetes, LETTER/89, P.O. Box 19622, Irvine, pu000( PUS x!ah si ss"l9 001 losing the weight will certainly help Calif. 92713. your condition. However, it has to be @ 198 North Aenca Synd. h, a 1-d,

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SO Tropic Times U Nov. 30, 1988 Tropic Times Crossword Wishing Well* ACROSS 5---__7__ 1. Small piece 0o 7 3 8 5 2 4 6 2 4 8 3 7 2 5. God of love M S M S A M A N E A P A I (Gr.)I 9.Bookof 4 2 7 3 5 7 4 8 3 6 2 5 8 hours L C R E U R O R C F E N K (Eccl.) -1 -zo 2 -10. Germinated 3 6 8 4 2 5 7 3 6 2 4 8 3 grain for I24 2. .1 A E D I N I A T N Y T L growing 11. Becomes 8 3 5 2 4 8 3 7 2 6 8 4 7 dull -32 33 3 35 A I Y V 0 B N A I W L F G 13. Bang 15. Intelligent 331 36 3 7 2 6 8 5 3 8 4 7 2 dogs A E T E T L S D E K L N A 17.Part of '4 S 2 3 *___________ ___________ 'to be" 3 7 2 5 8 4 7 3 5 2 6 3 8 19. Consumes N E T A I O W T Y I L I L 21. Norse god 4 2 5 3 8 4 6 3 8 4 7 2 6 3 22. Trial 5Z 25. Small case O S O L V E N S E S N T S worn on a chain gushing pot (Sp.) 28. Tidy HERE IS A PLEASANT LITTLE GAME that will give you a 27. Electrified features 8. Die of 30. Frigid particle 48. Leg joint hunger 31. Group message every day. It's a numerical puzzle designed to 29. Conflict 50. Sea eagle 11. Young of low spell out your fortune. Count the letters in your first name. If 30. Metal 51. A stiff hair oyster mountains the number of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number 33. Legislative (ot.) 12. Close (S. Mo.) .52. Places with 32. Tumult is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key number. Start at (former DOWN glue 34. Rugged the upper left-hand corner and check one of your key Orange Free 1. Select 14. Enmountain numbers, left to right. Then read the message the letters State) 2. Wandering counter crests under the checked figures give you. 36. Ounce workman 16. Pack 35. Unexploded (abbr.) 3. Provoked away bombs 37. Extent of to anger 20. Cicatrix 38. Entices canvas 4. Talk 23. Slight 41. Sand ridge 39. Ruthenium (Dial.) taste 43. Feel (syml.) 5. Type 24. Spinconcern 40. Youth measure 2ung 44. Cuern Entertainment Extra. 42. Felt 6. Abyssinian toys 46. Wager 45. Thrash prince 26. Isthmus 49. Water god Q. I'd like to know how Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan who play 47. ist 7. Earthen in Asia (Babyl.) Anna and Duke on "General Hospital" got started on American 47. ____indaytime television when they're both English. A.R., Milwaukee, Wisc. A. First of all, they're both British: London-born Finola is English. Ian is Scottish. He was born and raised in Scotland and under British law is entitled to call himself a Scot. As a matter of fact, he can trace his ancestry to lU.S. CO leg Robert Burns, the great Scottish poet who turned the Scottish dialect with its unique word forms into an important and respectable part of the language. M RCa puses As for how they got into American daytime TV, in Finola's case, the move to MINI MOVIE REVIEWS cAmerican show business began when she appeared in London productions IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON -New York and California have of "Cats" and "Song and Dance" on stage. (Finola had been studying ballet While sone may prefer to wallow in a combined total of 370 fourfrom the time she was 10, and both of these roles made great use of her the seedy, not-well-documented, year college campuses. considerable dancing talent.) She then did a film with Joan Collins. Sylvester recent book about John Lennon's Stallone saw videos of her various performances and cast her in her first life by Albert Goldman, true fans will 1N.Y. American film, "Stayin' Alive," opposite John Travolta. (Stallone directed the relish this movie documentary on movie.) She returned to England where she did several more television the ex-Beatle leader. Lennon, who Calif. 159 shows and when the time came to cast an English woman for the role of obviously loved being in front of a 132 Anna, someone remembered her from "Stayin' Alive," and she moved onto camera, is seen chairing the press the daytime screen. P.S. She continues tostudy drama and ballet. it' his honeymoon suite in one scene, '_ k 99 and, in another, making love to his Texas 92 second wife, Yoko Ono. This is a moving, very musical, film leaving TOhio >*86 COLLEGES, the viewer wanting more. RATING: ass_ 85 BY STATE R. Star Rating: -Four-year (M. ; 67 colleges: THE ACCUSED -This graphiMich 57 ally real movie is loosely base(] on a C ]52 inr5h2 tie crime in which a gang of oorphich drunken Massa(husetts barmates SOURC I ytodrap t.m r.r. 1aped a wi soan on a pool table while onlookers cheered. In the movie, Jodie Foster marvelously portrays the tough-talking victim. Kelly 0 McGillis, herself a rape victim in real life, plays the role of tie BENEFACTRESS femiiist lawyer who takes on the tase with a ven geance. Not only From the above word, find at least does she want to prosecute the 25 fouror more-letter words within perpetrators, btil she is determitined a two-minute time frame. to bring to justice those witnesses POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS who allowed the (rime to happen The film is well-done and well-acted, crest nest beet acre but it may be a bit much for the crass best feet face more sensitive viewer. RATING: R. crate case seat cafe Star Rating: **** trace base rest beef brace baste best bent erase sneer nest farce ANOTHER WOMAN -This is stab Woody Allen's latest film offering, and onex whih k ives mit( wondering i w o1O -_ _~ Ian ha ben a top male me whose photos were seen in Europe and if Woody is ilcsig h is touch. Iere's (4) o l .Japan for years before his face became familiar to Americans. He also did it' 1)1()t A li l igitm 11.1111111ilhie > commercials and was the original "Mr. Walkman" on Japanese television. Ian the plot: AI uptight, inhibit. --4 I4 7 -started his acting career in New York City. He did several off-Broadway Nw York pondering aging. illnes s (() (0 ) < (34 f 0.1 showcase productions during which time he "mellowed" his strong Scottish ndI death, While her husband 0 ) I 0 E J D C .(j' burr. "At first, New'York cab drivers couldn't understand me and I couldn't blith(ly gies ibt itavintg the tiit (il o J 1o p understand them. Now when I go home to visit my family in Scotland, it's of hts Ies ui assrteid imbos. .4 jlle 2tc ,< days before they can understand me; that's how much I've changed. Sou t Wirig I tsorght .It's 3 -Although to an American ear. I still have a distinct Scottish accent. I'm sure." shoam Gena Rogands. Its n W n -Il1 His work on the stage opened thl doors for his television career. Ian is tIe are in .Rowlands, iak 0 0 (1) --a 3 2 L second oldest in a family of six. lie likes to relax by reading plavs ald actress Oindeed, took oni tlli. lalus. t(r rO. RATINtG: PG. Star Rating: ** (3 7 0 0 (/)0 0 N 4( (1) listening to (lassical music. I h hopes to continue doing plays wlhnever his C g ,,, s, (t) .4 Il c, O j schedule allows.

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1988 sports Bears lose Dent to broken ankle College Hoop CHICAGO (AP) -Chicago He will be replaced by Jim from his knee injury quite so early, Tournacents Bears defensive end Richard Dent, Harbaugh, who will be backed up by but will be pressed into service if who broke his ankle in Sunday's Mc Ma hon. M c Ma ho n was needed next Monday against the Los 6reat Alaska Shootout game against Green Bay, will be originally not expected to come back Angeles Rams. Champions-hi replaced by Sean Smith, a secondS__ _n Hai 12, ansas 31 year player from Grambling. Third Place Dent will not need surgery, but he N FL R results Kentd lv 89, _alifornia 71 will be out at least six weeks, said Green MoULntain Ciassic trainer Fred Caito. Thursday Nov. 24 N.Y. Jets 30 Miam' 4 Champions-ip "It's just unfortunate it's going to take time to heal," Caito said. "But m innesoa E Dtroi' C PhliadelP -1 Pin 14 Vrmont 94, St Mihaes 77 it'snt "I 7 Tanp a __________________ it's a nondisplaced fracture, so it Hruston Dall '; 17 _-antc 7 ma Bay '10 ast should heal fine." .an rancisco 13 Sin Diego 10 Raptist 99, Edward Waters 9 Dent is the second defensive -unddy NoI 1ndianapol's 24 New England 21 3ates 96, New Engla"d Coil. 6. linemanthe Bears havelost thiseyar. Cincinati -5 Bufa' 2 Denver 5 .A. Ram 'A BrYant 90, Roger Williams 55 William Perry broke his arm earlier :'eelad 17 "'hingt n 13 N.Y. Giants 17 New OrLeans i2 Buctnel F, Susouehanna 66 this year and is out for the season. Chicago 1. -en 5,y i Monday Nov Dckinson 78, Allentown Smith, a 6-foot-4-inch, 275P ttsburch 1 a-as 'ity ZO Seattle 5 LA Raiders 7 r pounder, was picked in the fourth FrkIn8Mara 68, W. larviand 6s round of the 1987 draft. He played Harttord 76, Georoe Washington 70 extensively in preseason until he N FL Standings an (P 9 P jonstown 6R injured his knee. he returned five ___ __ Hopkis 79. Phila. Pharmacy 71 weeks ago and has backed up Dent and defensive end Al haris since. AMNATN O'FrEcE N,,NAL C NFERECiE Junata 91 Eizzabethtown 75 "I don't want to try and replace Eas' Eas Lin's Col 1 eeo 103, Bard 63 Richard Dent," said Smith. "I'll just W T P F PA 2hildpia R 5 .615 4 275 Lafayete 6-, Moravian 47 fill his position. I look at it as an BLffal3 11 2 .846 27189 N.Y. Giants 8 5 0 .615 266 258 Leb Valley 09, PSU-Harrisburg 90 opportunitytoshowthe coaches, the New EnglanQ 7 6 0 .538 2i 7 6' C1 53 02 2.05 Lycoming 82, Messiah 63 state of Illinois and the rest of the tndianaools .q 239 aahington 291 224 Mansfiel n, Ed.nboro 75 U.S.A. what Sean Smith can do N.v. Jets 6 6 5 .; 0 27 29 Dalas 2 11 0 .154 21.7 17 Mercynurst 73, Pitt-Bradford 59 instead of Richard Dent." MiaM I 3 29 278 Centrsi Mt. ot. Mars 8., Navy 54 Bears quarterback Mike Central Chicao 11 0 .846 269 152 Muhlenberg 66, Widener 50 Tomczak, filling in for the injured Cinnati 1' .0 .76Q 395 261 !Anet 4 2 1 Phila. Text'le 102, New Haven 83 Jim McMahon, also was injured in giot Q4069-7,18 the game. Tomczak's separated left Houston 9 4 0 .69 326 294 Tampa Bay 3 10 0 .F' 2 -25 Plymouth St. 116, Lyndon St. 51 should could keep himout several Cleveiand 5 c .,5 221 20b Detroit 3 1 .271 163 265 Providence 97, Brown 65 weeks, Caito said. Pittsburgh -It 0 .271 245 74Green Bay 2 11 0 .154 102 262 Robert Morris 9., Slippery Rock 84 Wes, WesSt. Francis (N.Y.) 56, Winthrop 56 Denver 7 6 0 .5-4 27' 279 New Orleans 4 0 .692 282 '9' 't. Joseph. .Pa.) 74, Canisius 71 NBA Standings SeatE? 7 6 ..5247 265 c 4an 8n i 0 .236 Siena 80, Pittsburgh 79 L.A. Raiders 6 7 n .46' 246 269 L.A. Rams 7 6 0 .538 ,24 267 vracise 91, Cornell 66 nan Dienc 49 .7-6 177 2 n .2 Trenton St. 110, Wilmington 62 EASTERN CONFEREE Kansas Cit. 2 91 .269 191 234 x-clinchid division title Trinity 3, Westfield S.73 Atlantic Diviion -Worcester t. 85, Curry 72 W -L Pct. GB Sou tn New York B -.667 Brirgewatpr 72, arymount 71 Philadelphia 9 5 .64-Clemson Citadel C2 New Jersey 7 7 .-j0 Ea Car a 63, LINC -reensboro 49 Boston 6 J .462 2 1/2 E. Tennesse St. s, krskine 84 Washington 4 7 .64 3 1/2 Emorv He rv 99, errum 84 Charlotte 2 .10 .17 c Fairqont In, Ohio-Be mont 66 Central Division eorgia acksonvie 70 Detroit G n.' Ia. Southern 78, Augusta 48 Cleveland 8. -.727 1 1/2 .eorgia Tech 95, Coast Carolina 65 Atlanta 7 .6 .5 -1/2 Louisiana College 53. SE Louisiana 52 Chimago 6 6 .500 4 Mlwaukee 5 5 .506 4 NHL standings Indiana 1 11 .083 S WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division WALES CONFERENCE W L' PC .3B Patric. Division Dalla 3 -.750 W L T Pts SF GA Utah 8 Z .727 1/2 NY Rangers 3 8 3 29 100 85 DenvAr 8 4 .667 Pittsburgn 1 10 0 26 169 104 Houston 8 5.615 1 1/2 Wasnngton 1 40 2 24 84 82 San Antonio 4 1 .64 4 New Jersey 8 11 4 20 74 87 Miami II '10 3 Phila. 16 1 19 95 102 Pacific Division NY isindr7 14 2 16 72 94 LA. La'er. -' Adams Division 'ortland 1 .581 Montreal 14 9 1 1,3 91 L.A. Clippers.6 6 .500 Boston 1 0 7 89 71 SeaSte b .Buffalo I 12 2 22 87 100 Golden State 5 7 .417 4 Hartford 912 '1 19 75 82 Phoe n .4'7 48 15 2 16 90 115 Sacra"mrento CAMPBELL CONFERENCE NorriDivisi n W ts GF S1 Turkey Der 7 F 4 8A T 6 917 ;S. 3 9 4 '( 70 80 Bow l '88 n-iodno 6 1 4 b162inJL ,innesota t 7 4 16 74 96 results in 6 Cal ary 16 4 35 101 51 REBOUND COLLISION -Xavier Univ. guards Stan Kimbrough, left, E cmorto 14 R 3 -1 l F ridand Jaal Walker, right, collide as they go after an offensive rebound 9 0 3 14 10 e r during a recent bout with Louisville. Louiville center Felton Spencer, 50, 1' -1 4 26 Trp~ic imes reaches in. (AP Laserphoto)

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21Tropic Times 12 Nov. 30, 1988 Shuttle Atlantis mission details at a glance by United Press International same pad used by Challenger for its crew module for launch with the rest Classified. The shuttle Atlantis's launch on ill-fated launching and by Discovery seated on the flight deck. For -End-of-mission landing site: the 27th shuttle mission will mark the in September. landig, Shepherd and Mullane will Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. second post-Challenger flight and -Launch time: Dec. 1 between trade seats. Ross, the flight engineer, -Miscellaneous notes: Ross first the final manned U.S. space shot of 6:32 a.m. EST and 9:32 a.m. EST. will sit behind and between Gibson flew in space aboard Atlantis on its 1988. Here are mission details at a -Crew: Skipper Robert "Hoot" and Gardner for launch and re-entry. last mission and Mullane first flew in glance. Gibson, 42, a Navy commander -Crew statistics: Gardner will be aboard Discovery during its maiden -Space shuttle: Atlantis, which makinghis third space flight; co-pilot the 210th individual launched into voyage in 1984. Gibson last flew in will be making only its third flight Guy Gardner, 40, acolonel in the Air space with Shepherd the 211th. space when he blasted off as since its maiden launch Oct. 3, 1985, Force and a space rookie; Air Force commander of the shuttle Columbia on a classified military mission. Like Col. Richard "Mike" Mullane, 43, -Payload: Classified Department oJan. 12, 1986, the last flight before the shuttle Discovery, which blasted Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry Ross, 40, of Defense satellite. oJn18 the lastfl. Gare off on the first post-Challenger flight both shuttle veterans; and Cmdr. -Payload deployment altitude the Challenger disaster. Gardner, Sept. 29, Atlantis has been heavily William Shepherd, 39, a Navy Seal and time: Classified. together for a shuttle launch from modified to improve flight safety. frogman and rookie astronaut. -Mission duration: Classified. Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., -Launch site: Pad 39B at the -Crew seating: Shepherd will sit -Emergency landing site: that later was canceled. Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the alone on the lower deck of Atlantis's Aquino to tell U.S. pacts ending Continuedfrom Page 1 arrangements they have in Vietnam Filipino officials believe the bases with the Soviet Union," Manglapus can be dismantled any time after that said. date provided notice is given a year "We did not discuss whether one earlier. side would like the other to give up its Authors of the Senate resolution security relationship with the said they would not rule out the superpowers with which it is negotiation of a new treaty, but involved," Manglapus said. wanted to ensure the pact was not Thach earlier told Filipino extended "by default." reporters Vietnam was considering allowing more countries to use the Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary former U.S. naval base at Can Ranh Raul Manglapus returned Tuesday Bay. from a three-day visit to Hanoi, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev where he held talks with Vietnamese offered in September to pull out of Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach. Vietnam if Washington withdraws "I explained our security from the Philippines, but U.S. and arrangements with the United States Philippine official said the trade-off and he (Thach) explained the basic was uneven. Kansas City blast kills firemen Continuedfrom Page 1 "That one moved the ground, but Then came the boomand everything the first one made you jump," he went black because the power went said. out. It scared me to death. It was Six firefighters were on the scene huge. when the first explosion occurred, "It lit up the world," Ware said of Knabe said. He said the blast ripped the flash. "It was very brief but it was through the first trailer and flames there. It was very similar to thunder apparently spread to the second and lightningyou got your flash and trailer and touched off another then your bang -but they don't make explosion 40 minutes later. lightning that big."Ware, who served in the artillery in the National Guard, "At this point, we think the first said the boom was the most powerful explosion consisted of30,000 pounds MAPA UCTION-TheDean ofHerefordCathedral, the VeryRev. Peter he had ever heard. (of ammonia nitrate)," Knabe said. Haynes (left), and the Earl of Gowrie, chairman of Sotheby's UK, stand Cathedral, western England The original map, valued at more than $4.5 "It was tremendous. It shook the The second explosion at 4:50 a.m. million, isto be auctioned next June to savethe cathedralfrom bankruptcy slab," he said. apparently was fueled by 15,000 andfund needed repairs. The map centers Jerusalem in the world and Ware said he was outside in the pounds of the chemical, a colorless, depicts historical events, biblical stories, topographyfloraandfauna. (AP parking lot when the second, smaller crystalline salt used in explosives and Laserphoto) explosion hit. as a fertilizer, Knabe said. Tornadoes tossed around Mack trucks like toys Continuedfrom Page 1 it." two trailers, ripping the roof off at Residents wearing their night first warning of the storm coming "It was the worst thing I've ever least one building and demolishing clothes filled the streets to inspect the only after it had already hit. been through," Ann Mobley said as the 1,000-seat football stadium at devastation. "We got our first warning at about she surveyed the damage to her Pamlico High School. "I had just gone to bed,"said Terry 1:15 a.m.," said state emergency Raleigh apartment. "There was a The little community of Maribel, Pennington, whose apartment management director Joe Myers. flash of blue light. It roared right just east of Bayboro, sustained heavy complex was adjacent to one "It seems like no one knew it was through." damage from the winds and the demolished by the roaring wind. occurring," said Raleigh Mayor The twister sucked a siding glass Coast Guard station at Hobucken "The wind was picking up and Avery Upchurch. "People said they door from Mobley's patio, picked up lost power temporarily and had to lightning was flashing like a strobe felt very disturbed by the warm switch to generators. light. One girl was injured over in the temperatures -the, sensed f furniture inside and tossed it about The storm then moved across housing area. They said she was somehing Bu as ar a oficia lie toys. But it left a Christmas tree something. But as da es seem touched disturbing not one of Goose Creek Island before jumping sucked out (of her home) and had weather forecasts, it doesn't seem un disover to Manteo, on the Outer Banks, head injuries." anyone was forecasting this was more than 75 glass ornaments., where it slammed into eight houses, Twenty-four units were destroyed coming." "We are some lugky damn people," 25 cars, nine mobile homes and at the Cooper Pond Apartments. By the time the twisters slammed said Mobley's neighbor, Lou several boats. David Gann was in his third-floor into the Outer Banks, five people Underwood. In Raleigh, the powerful storm apartment with his sister when the were dead, 151 injured and more From Raleigh, the tornadoes marched up Glenwood Avenue, place exploded. than 500 homeless. At shelters set up plowed east, killing two people in a demolishing everything in its path, ., by the Red Cross and Salvation mobile home in Nash County, and including 100 pleasure boats at the "I was on for a free ride. Gann Army, the homeless counted destroying homes and businesses in Pembroke Yacht Co. It hit a Mack said. "I went to get my sister in the themselves lucky to be alive. Halifax, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico truck facility, spinning the huge room next to mine. That's when I "When you see the houses totally counties before leaping the Pamlico trucks through the air and then heard the glass breaking. I heard the destroyed it's a miracle we have as Sound to the islands forming the spitting them back on the ground. building start to crack." many people walking around Outer Bnks. A Winnebago parked on a side "The next thing I knew we were unharmed as we do," Upchurch siad. A twister that touched down near steet was hurled 150 feet and a Kknee deep in ceiling joists and "I can't believe it. I've talked with Bayboro, on the sound, banged Mart shopping center was leveled. insulation. I don't remember people whose houses caved in and along for about 20 miles along State Clothing hung from trees throughout anything else until I was on the they don't know how they survived Route 304, destroying a house and the city. ground in one piece."


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