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Vol. I, No. 50 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Jan. 25, 1989



Miami cop charged with manslaughter


MIAMI (UPI) -- The Hispanic
police officer who shot and killed a
black motorcyclist last week,
triggering race riots in the city's black
neighborhoods, was arrested
Monday and charged with two
counts of manslaughter, police said.
Officer William Lozano was
charged in the deaths of Clement
Anthony Lloyd, 23, the motorcycle
driver who was shot once in the head
Jan. 16 during a police chase, and
Allan Blanchard, 24, a passenger on
the bike who died the next day of
injuries suffered when the vehicle
collided with an oncoming car.
Lozano was relieved of duty with
pay after the shooting, and will
probably be suspended without pay,
a police spokesman said. He was
arrested on two counts of
manslaughter by fellow Miami police
officers and posted a $10,000 bond.
His lawyer said Lozano is being
made a scapegoat for the rioting.
"Clearly this is a political decision
and not a legal decision," Roy Black
said. "Obviously, he (Lozano) is very
upset. He has been a police officer
for four years and he has dedicated
his life to law enforcement."
Ellis Rubin, a lawyer for
Blanchard's family, said they were
"disappointed and in fact
flabbergasted that only manslaughter
has been filed against this police
officer. This was a case of at least
second-degree murder....
Rubin said the family is
negotiating with the city in a
wrongful death claim, and will file a
case if a settlement is not reached.


El Salvadc

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(AP) -- In a major policy shift, leftist
rebels have offered to participate in
and respect the outcome of national
elections if the U.S.-backed
government meets their conditions.
The proposal from the guerrillas
who have waged war against the
government for nine years comes in a
document, obtained by The
Associated Press on Monday, signed
by the five senior rebel leaders.
The document was to be made
public today at a Mexico City news
conference.
Rebels of the Farabundo Marti
National Liberation Front have
contended that all five elections held
this decade were maneuvers of the
"U.S.-imposed counterinsurgency
project." They say that despite a civil
administration, the armed forces are
still the most powerful element of
government.
The insurgents say the elections,
scheduled for March 19, must be put
off until Sept. 15 if they are to
participate.
The right-wing Republican
Nationalist Alliance, or Arena,
virtually rejected the guerrilla
proposal before it was made public.
Arena controls the legislature and is
leading in presidential polls.
The Christian Democratic
government of President Jose
Napoleon Duarte had no immediate
comment.
The document says the war's
recent escalation "places before the


Lloyd's father, Lee Lloyd, said the quiet."
charges were brought "to keep the Another police officer began
community quiet. I don't think chasing Lloyd and Blanchard about
they're going to keep the community 6 p.m. Jan. 16 after observing Lloyd
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EXPLOSION - Residents of the Liberty City section ofMiami watch as a
fiery explosion rocks a business section on Martin LutherKing Boulevard.
A Miamipolice officer has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting
incident last week which touched off two nights of rioting which left one
person dead. (AP Laserphoto)


driving at a high rate of speed on an
Overtown street.
Black said Lozano, who was
taking a crime report at the time,
fired in self-defense as Lloyd
approached on his motorcycle.
Lloyd was struck once in the front of
the head, near the left temple.
The shooting triggered rioting in
Overtown Monday that spread to the
Liberty City area and a black enclave
of Coconut Grove Tuesday, marring
the city's celebration for Super Bowl
XXIII, played Sunday at Joe Robbie
Stadium.
The violence, which left one
person dead, 11 injured from gunfire
and more than 25 buildings burned,
began subsiding Wednesday.
The Dade County state attorney,
Miami police, the FBI and an
independent review panel created by
the Miami City Commission have
been investigating the shooting.
City leaders had promised a quick
investigation to soothe anger in the
black community and control the
violence. Members of the black
community had called for Lozano to
be charged in the deaths.
Dade County State Attorney
Janet Reno said the charges arose
from the joint investigation
conducted by her office and the
Miami police.
"Based on the evidence and
applicable Florida law, manslaughter
is the correct charge," she said. Reno
said her office will prepare the case
for prosecution and proceed to trial.
Lozano faces a possible sentence of
30 years on each charge if convicted,
she said.


guerrillas offer peace terms


armed forces the dilemma of having
to carry out genocide and thus
provoke insurrection or wait for
governmental power to disintegrate
completely and face insurrection
caused by hunger."
Most military observers say the
rebels have almost no chance of
defeating government forces, and the
new proposal may be recognition
that the military path to power is not
viable.


In the document, the rebels
acknowledge "the existence of an
international situation in which the
majority of wars are being resolved
by means of negotiation."
The insurgents set the following
conditions, besides postponement:
--A halt to what they call the
armed forces' "repression" of labor
and campesino leaders and of street
demonstrations.
--The confinement of military and


Bundy reveals 22 murders, dies


STARKE, Fla. (UPI) -- The
largest death-watch crowd since
Florida resumed executions in
1976 stood in the cold outside the
state prison Tuesday to cheer the
electrocution of serial killer Ted
Bundy.
With a mood that conjured up
visions of a public hanging in a
Wild West movie, about 300
people gathered under a full
moon, waiting impatiently for the
prisoner to die at dawn.
Many carried signs reading,
"Burn, Bundy, burn," "Roast in
peace," and "Chi-O, Chi-O, it's off
to hell I go."
The last sign referred to two Chi
Omega sorority sisters Bundy was
convicted of killing at Florida
State University in Tallahassee.
Only a handful of anti-death
penalty demonstrators showed
up. they gathered in a part of the


open field across a road frum tini
rural prison, separated by a fence
from the pro-death crowd.
Over the weekend preceding the
execution, Bundy confessed to up
to 22 other murders, including 10
in Washington state, eight in
Utah, and one each in Oregon,
Colorado and Idaho. Until Friday
night Bundy insisted he was
innocent of any murders.
Bundy was under separate
death warrants for the 1978
murder of Kimberly Diane Leach,
12, of Lake City, Fla., and for the
1978 murders of Margaret
Bowman and Janet Lisa Levy,
two Florida State University
students slain as they slept in the
Chi Omega sorority house.
Although Bundy confessed in
detail about the other murders,
checking on the veracity of his
claims could take as much as three
years, authorities said.


police personnel to barracks on
election day.
--The awarding of a Central
Elections Council seat to the
Democratic Convergence and
formation of a watchdog panel to
guarantee clean elections.
-Revision of the current electoral
code through negotiations among all
parties.
-Respect for absentee ballots cast
by Salvadorans who left the country
during the war.
--The United States cannot
interfere in the electoral process or
give aid to any party.
The guerrilla army, in turn, would
promise to:
--Respect political activity of all
parties and government election
authorities.
--Respect the lives of mayors,
unless they perform military-related
functions.
-Observe a truce beginning two
days before elections and ending two
days after.
--Fully participate in the campaign
and election activity. The rebels have
boycotted and tried to sabotage
previous elections. They endorse
candidates of the Democratic
Convergence, whose leaders
maintain links to the rebel army.
--"The FMLN would accept the
legitimacy of the the electoral result,"
the document says, and respect the
continuation of the present Christian
Democratic government until the
elections.


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Jan. 25, 1989


I world roundup



India voices concern over F-16 sales


NEW DELHI, India (UPI) -
India would view "with great
concern" approval by Washington of
Pakistan's request to purchase 60
U.S.-made F-16 jet fighters, a
government spokesman said last
week.
The Foreign Ministry spokesman
was responding to an article in the
Times of India that said the request
for the aircraft was made by Pakistan
before the death of President
Mohammad Zia Ul-Hao in a still-
unexplained Aug. 17 plane crash.
The article quoted Indian
government sources as saying the
U.S. government was aware of the
"adverse impact" the sale would have
on relations between India and


Pakistan, which many experts
believe could improve following
talks last month in Islamabad
between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi and his Pakistani
counterpart, Benazir Bhutto.
The sources said India's
Ambassador to Washington, P.K.
Kaul, has been instructed by New
Delhi "to take up the matter at the
highest level" of the administration
and Congress.
Asked about the Pakistani request
for 60 F-16s worth $1.4 billion, the
Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "it
would be a matter of great concern,
to the Indian government" if it was
granted.


The spokesman declined further
comment.
The Press Trust of India later
quoted official sources as saying the
State Department informed New
Delhi no decision has been made on
the matter.
The Times of India said Gandhi's
government was disturbed that the
request was "being treated with some
consideration in Washington" at a
time the Soviet Union is completing
its withdrawal from Aghanistan after
more than a nine-year occupation.
The pullout is to be completed by
Feb. 15 under U.N.-brokered
accords signed in Geneva last year.
The United States justified
massive military and economic aid to


Islamabad by citing the threat posed
by Soviet forces in Afghanistan and
frequent attacks by Soviet and
Afghan aircraft on U.S.-backed
Afghan rebels and civilians in
Pakistan.
India, Pakistan's foe in three wars
since 1948, receives most of its
military hardware from the Soviet
Union and charges that India will be
the target of U.S. weapons provided
to Pakistan.
Pakistan has 41 F-16s received
under a $3.2 billion U.S. military and
economic aid package from 1981 to
1985 and a six-year $4.01 billion
assistance plan authorized through
1992.


China executes 17 before a crowd of 30,000


BEIJING (UPI) - Seventeen
accused felons were sentenced to
death and executed before a crowd of
30,000 people at a stadium in
southern China, a news report said
last week.
The public trials and executions
were carried out in the southern city
of Guangzhou in order to "allow the
masses to celebrate a stable Chinese
lunar new year," which is observed
Feb. 6, the legal daily newspaper
said.
The mass execution came as China
launched a nationwide crackdown


against a rising crime rate and
widespread profiteering and bribery
among party and government
officials.
The newspaper said 17 people were
convicted by the Guangzhou
Supreme People's Court and
executed for various offenses,
including murder, robbery and
economic crimes. At least 30,000
people attended the trials and
executions, it said.
Soaring crime rates and official
corruption are among the darker
consequences of senior leader Deng


Xiaoping's 10-year-old program to
reform the Chinese economy.
But officials complain that
Guangzhou, usually at the forefront
of economic reform, has become a
sanctuary for criminals from other
parts of China who are seeking the
safety of a more open area and the
chance to flee to neighboring Hong
Kong.
More than 10,000 crimes were
reported last year in the city of more
than 5.5 million residents, according
to Deng Guoji, chief of the


Guangzhou Intermediate People's
Court.
"Most of the crimes are being
committed by outsiders who had
committed other crimes before they
arrived in the city," he recently told
an official newspaper.
A retrenchment in reform,
launched last fall, may also be
throwing people out of work and into
criminal circles in a city that has
crackled with economic activity
under China's capitalist-style
Economic reforms.


20th Century artist, Salvador Dali dies


FIGURES, SPAIN (UPI) -
Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, one
of the world's most acclaimed 20th
Century artists equally known for his
eccentric lifestyle and tightly curled
mustache, died Monday at a hospital
in his native town in northeast Spain,
his doctors said. He was 84.
Dali died of complications arising
from pneumonia about 10:15 a.m.
said Dr. Carles Ponsati, who headed
Dali's medical team
Dali had been in the Figueres
Hospital's intensive care unit since
Wednesday with heart and lung
problems. Inflammation in a lung
developed into pneumonia by
Thursday and his doctors described
his condition as critical.
News of Dali's failing health
prompted a flood of calls to the
hospital from well-wishers, and
reporters converged on Figueres, a
town of about 30,000 inhabitants
some 500 miles northeast of Madrid.
The cause of his death was listed as
"heart failure brought on by
pneumonia."
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia
sent a telegram of condolence to
Jordi Pujol, president of the regional
government of Catalonia, in which
they said, "we want to express our
profound grief for the loss of a
Catalan, a universal Spaniard, who
was personally close to us.
"We also want to pay homage to


his inimitable work, which was
always a unique reference point in
the history of painting," the
monarchs said.
Culture Minister Jorge Semprum
said Dali was "The last great man of a
generation of creators who caused a
revolution in the art of our century."
Dali was the last survivor of a trio
of great modern Spanish painters,
the others being Pablo Picasso, who
died in 1973, and Joan Miro, who
died in 1983.
Dali's Spanish lawyer Miguel
Domenech, who visited the artist
briefly early Monday, said Dali
"looked at me expressively as if to
give his thanks."
The artist's close friends and aides
had stayed at the hospital almost
around the clock since Thursday.
It was the third time in less than
two months that Dali was rushed to a
hospital for emergency treatment.
He was hospitalized at a Barcelona
clinic in November after being
stricken with pneumonia that led to
severed breathing and heart
problems. A month ago Dali was
hospitalized in Figueres with internal
hemorrhaging but was released on
Christmas Day.
Traffic was halted in Figneres to
allow an ambulance bearing Dali's
body to take him to the Galatea
Tower, a wing of the Dali Museum
where the painter had lived since


October, 1984.
The museum was closed Saturday
to allow workers to construct a
marble tomb. The artist had asked to
be buried there under the museum's
cyrstal dome.
Figures Mayor Mariano Lorca


MOSCOW (UPI) - Seven out of
every 100 Soviets have a deep
affection for Americans and 64
percent expressed friendliness, a
survey said last week. Only 0.2
percent were "openly hostile" toward
the United States.
The poll of 800 people across a
broad spectrum of Soviet society also
showed that most people hoped that
President George Bush would
continue the policies of rapproche-
ment initiated by President Reagan.
A majority said they believed U.S.-
Soviet relations would improve
under Bush.
"Soviet people have friendly
feelings toward Americans," Tass
said. "Seven percent expressed deep
affection, 64 percent friendliness, six
percent were indifferent, 12 percent
treat Americans cautiously and only
0.2 percent were openly hostile," the
news agency said in publishing the
poll results.


said Dali died "serenely and with no
suffering."
He said Dali'sbody would be held
at the Sant Pere (St. Peter's) Church,
where Dali was baptized a Roman
Catholic. A date for the funeral has
yet to be set.


The pollsters, the Institute of
Sociological Studies of the U.S.S.R.
Academy of Sciences, said most
Soviet people "wished that new U.S.
President George Bush to pursue a
peaceful policy and develop
economic, scientific and cultural ties
with the Soviet Union."
Although 85 percent of Soviets
believe that Soviet-American
relations are helping to ease world
tensions, they are not totally
convinced that they could not be
better.
"Only 15 percent of the
respondents described them as good,
three-fourths said they were
satisfactory and three percent
categorized them as bad," Tass said.
"Sixty four percent believe that they
will improve under President Bush."
Many of the people polled "wished
him good health and success," Tass
said.


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hemisphere



Sandinistas celebrate end of Reagan presidency


MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) --
Like a groggy boxer who just won a
15-pound fight, Nicaragua's
Sandinista leaders marked the end of
the Reagan era over the weekend
with tired but happy celebrations.
"Reagan is gone, the revolution is'
staying," read banners hung
throughout the capital of Managua
in a public gesture of nose-thumbing
at the man who tried for eight years
to dislodge the ruling Sandinista
without success.
But Nicaragua's leaders must now
climb right back into the ring to do
battle with President Reagan's
legacy; a numbing economic and
political crisis that threatens to shake
the very foundations of their socialist
revolution.
Though only time will tell whether
the economic and political problems
cai topple the Sandinistas after an
army of 15,000 U.S.-backed Contra
rebels could not bring down the
government, Nicaragua seems
certain to be in for some changes.


The Sandinista leadership has
been secretly discussing an
emergency economic program that,
according to a source close to the
government, "will shock everyone
with its endorsement of free-market
principles."
One senior official said: "We are
rethinking a lot of things -
reorganizing a lot of errors that we
couldn't admit when we were in the
middle of a war."
The actions that may be necessary
to salvage the economy, including a
turn toward free-market policies, an
accommodation with Washington
and a truce with domestic opponents,
run counter to some of the
Sandinistas' most dearly held
principles.
A Marxist economist who advises
the government complained recently
that some sectors are "trying to
reintroduce capitalism to Nicaragua"
and expressed concern that reformist
tendencies could "undermine the
revolution's political base."
The budget cuts and rationalization


of state industry that are sure to
come, for example, will cause
massive layoffs and grinding poverty
among the very working classes the
Sandinistas have pledged to defend.
"We realize the costs of doing this
now, but it is better to bear the costs
now than to have the economy
collapse around us," a middle-level
Sandinista official said.
If it did nothing else, the Reagan
administration's hostility toward the
Sandinistas united them in the face of
a greater threat.
With the Bush administration now
sending signals that it will follow a
less confrontational approach,
government policy makers may have
less need for unity. That reduction of
external pressure could create new
fissures as the Sandinistas confront
their monumental problems.
Reagan lost the Contra war, but in
a very real sense he won the equally
important non-violent conflict by
imposing against Nicaragua an
economic campaign that has brought
the country to the brink of ruin. The


Sandinistas also contributed to the
crisis through neglect and
mismanagement.
The inflation rate is measured in
the thousands of percent, massive
unemployment is getting worse, and
the Sandinistas'"mixed economy" of
state and private enterprise is mired
in inefficiency and recession.
Ironically, the morass could lead
Marxist Nicaragua to turn to
something dear to Reagan's heart -
free-market economic principles.
To resolve this mess, economists of
all stripes agree, the Sandinistas will
have to make drastic cuts in the state
budget, trim government-owned
firms and make peace with private
businessmen they have alienated in
past years.
They are also likely to seek a truce
of some kind with the Bush
administration and to negotiate with
the domestic opposition, because the
government needs a period of
diplomatic and political calm to
implement economic reforms that
are certain to prove controversial.


Brazil 1993: stay a republic or move to monarchy


RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A
provision slipped into the
constitution approved last year
requires Brazilians to vote in 1993 on
whether to remain a republic or
return to the monarchy overthrown a
century ago.
Who would be king of Latin
America's largest and most populous
nation is another question, which the
constitution says Congress would
decide. Royalists tend to favor a
descendant of Pedro II, the last king,
who was deposed by the military in
1889.
Their campaign already is afoot.
"Monarchy is the cheapest, most
modern and most democratic form
of government," Rep. Cunha Bueno,
author of the constitutional clause,
told about 150 people at the first
meeting of the Constitutional
.Monarchic Movement.
"Monarchy defends the people
against their own government. The
most advanced nations in the world
have it," said Bueno, who is 38 and a
five-term congressman of the rightist
Social Democratic Party.
He named Japan, Sweden,
Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway,
Britain and Belgium.
Applause filled the salon in one of
Rio's old, establishment hotels, a
room of chandeliers and crimson
drapes with none of the glitz of
tourism.
Most of those attending were
elderly; there were men with canes
dressed in the style of plantation
days. A few were young, including a
woman in a striped blouse who had a
motorcycle helmet tucked under an
arm.
Brazil became independent as a
monarchy, the only Latin American
nation to do so. It happened in 1822
when the man who became Emperor
Pedro I rebelled against his father,
King Joao VI of Portugal.
After the abdication of Pedro I, his
son Pedro II reigned for nearly 50
years until military officers
overthrew him 100 years ago and
proclaimed a republic.
In an interview, the monarchist
Bueno said: "The so-called republic
was actually a military coup shoved
'down the people's throats. Now,


finally...the people will be able to say
what kind of government they want."
His constitutional provision calls
for free time on radio and television
stations, most of which are privately
owned, to get the message across
before the referendum.
The Monarchic Movement points
out that relatively few presidents
have served their full terms in Brazil
and repressive military dictatorships
ruled in 1930-1945 and 1964-1985.
Leaders of the movement credit
the monarchy with preventing Brazil
from being broken up into small
faction-ridden countries, their view
of the part of Latin America
colonized by Spain.
On the other side are such as
Marcello Alencar, Rio's newly
elected mayor, of the socialist-
oriented Democratic Labor Party.
He told an interviewer:
"Monarchism is ajoke. Brazil has no
tradition or political structure along
those lines. Forget it."
Comments like that do not faze
Bueno. "We know we are up against
a lot of prejudice," he said, "but once
the people understand what
monarchy is, we will win."
Caio Domingues, head of a large
advertising agency working with the
pro-monarchy campaign, said:
"Brazil must rethink its form of
government. The one we have now
evidently hasn't worked."
Domingues cited current annual
inflation of more than 1,000 percent
and Brazil's $121 billion foreign debt,
largest in the Third World. He wore
a golden royal crown pin in his lapel.
Ovidio da Cunha declared at the
monarchy meeting: "Brazil is
rotten!" He observed that federal
congressmen have raised their own
pay to the equivalent of about
$150,000 a year while the minimum
wage set by the government remains
at less than $3 a day.
Da Cunha, 76, is still active as a
sociology professor at Fluminense
Federal University in suburban Rio.
He said a king would be like "a
referee in a soccer game, or like a
circuit breaker that shuts off the
electricity before the house catches
fire."
Bueno said most royalists want a


descendant of Pedro II as king of
Brazil's 144 million people, who
inhabit an area larger than the 48
contiguous United States.
There's a potential hitch in that,
however. Two heirs--the emperor's
great-grandson Pedro II's daughter
Princess Isabel, claim to be the true
heir to the throne.
Pedro Gastao, 75, said he would be
willing "to explain the advantages of


monarchy" on television. He lives in
the former imperial summer retreat
of Petropolis, founded by and named
for his royal ancestor, in the
mountains 40 miles north of Rio.
Domingues, the advertising man,
said: "We are not going to get
involved in names. The situation is
very complicated. What we're
interested in is the principle of
monarchy."


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SAN ANTONIO (UPI) --
Premature twins were successfully
delivered 12 days apart in a
procedure so rare doctors at
Humana Women's Hospital think it
could be.a first in North America,
doctors said last week.
Doctors said the success of the
deliveries could mean a better chance
of survival for other premature
twins.
After her water burst during
premature labor,Norma Landez gave
birth Jan. 5 to son Aaron Jacob, who
was more than two months early.
The infant weighed a mere 2 pounds
6 ounces, and had to be placed
immediately on a respirator.


membrane despite the delivery of his
twin brother.
The delay allowed the second baby
to develop more fully before delivery.
"To have one baby and still be
pregnant, that sounds like a
(National) Enquirer headline,"
Landez, a chemist at Kelly Air Force
Base, joked in her hospital room
prior to a news conference on the
technique.
Her husband, Christopher
Landez, is an architectural intern.
Mrs. Landez was in especially
good spirits because Joshua was
born healthy Tuesday, weighing 3
pounds 7 ounces, nearly a pound
more than his twin brother.


I


Brother's search

for his sister
ends after 78 years

BROKEN ARROW, Okla.
(UPI) - The search lasted almost
78 years.
The photograph was old and
faded, but not quite forgotten.
After all, she is his sister.
"It's been a struggle," said Leo
O. Meyers. "But there's nary a
road that doesn't have an end to
it."
The end of that lonesome road
came when Meyers, 81, finally
located his 78-year-old sister,
Edith Davis, adopted as an infant
when their parents were divorced.
He finally located her, living on
a farm near Enid, Okla., just 140
miles away.
Leo went to live with his father's
parents after the divorce, and
Edith was adopted by James and
Ada Fisher, 6 months before
James Fisher died. Edith and her
adoptive mother moved to a farm
near Enid.
Meyers moved around the
country and finally settled in
Broken Arrow, a Tulsa suburb.
Meyers said he began searching
in earnest for Edith in 1931, after
his first child was born and the last
time he saw his mother.
Meyers obtained his first lead at
his mother's funeral when he
showed a baby picture of Edith to
his stepfather, who said Edith had
gone to live with a couple in Enid.
After decades of frustration,
Meyers and his wife Thelma
persuaded a judge to open the
adoption records. They showed
the judge a baby book containing
a photograph of Edith, which
persuaded him although the
family name was misspelled.
Friends intervened, and finally
the missing sister was located.
"I am glad that you two finally
found me," Edith Davis said in a
letter to Meyers and his wife,
shortly after their first visit. "I feel
like I've been cheated."


family compound on Cape Cod.
They say she visits often, but dons a
disguise of sunglasses, bandana and a
visor for a trip to nearby shops.
Members of the Vanderhoop
family, descendants of the
Wampanoag Indian tribe that
originated on Gay Head, have laid
claim to 1� acres .of land in the
middle of Onassis' property.
While Onassis has a claim to the
parcel, at least 18 Vanderhoops also
own shares in the parcel and want
access to it.
"If you have a parcel with no
access, by implication you need a
right to get there," said Boston
lawyer Paul Sulla, representing the
Vanderhoops. "She's using the lack
of access to claim that the land is not
worth much because nobody can get
to it. So I have to assert the right of
access to maintain it's dividable. If I
can get to that land, it's worth a lot."


between the birth of her first and
second twins.
Both are doing well, although they
are expected to remain in the hospital
another week or two until they attain
at least 4 pounds 8 ounces each.
Dr. Mark Paine, Landez's
obstetrician, said that the success of
the procedure with Landez should
encourage other physicians to try the
technique, especially because
prematurity is a major problem
among twins, occurring 25 percent of
the time.
"The main advantage is adding
time for the second baby to grow
more mature, " Paine said.
He explained that even a few days
can make a lot of difference in
helping a child avoid breathing
disorders and other complications
common among premature
youngsters, and that the procedure
was being done with increasing
frequency in Europe where the
separation between the births of one
twin and another had been delayed
as long as five weeks.

tie in Mass.
The lawyer representing Onassis
could not be reached for comment.
"For years, we have gone down to
the beach and been met by a guard
and told we can't go on the
property," said Thelma Weissberg,
great granddaughter of the original
Vanderhoop family owners.
Onassis wants the disputed parcel
,oto be sold, Sulla said. The
Vanderhoops fear she would then try
to buy it, using her enormous wealth
to outbid the family.
Onassis bought her land in 1976
for about $3 million. The land
surrounded, but did not include, the
11/ acre parcel owned by the
Vanderhoop family.
To protect her own land, Onassis
bought a portion of the Vanderhoop
parcel for about $1,000 in the late
1970s from Julia Andrada, a family
member now deceased.


49% feel risks outweigh economic benefits


National poll indicates nuclear dump is a bad deal for Nevada


SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- A
high-level nuclear waste dump is a
bad economic deal for Nevada
because the risks would outweigh the
benefits, a national opinion survey
showed last week.
Results of the survey, presented to
the annual meeting of the American
Association for the Advancement of
Science, showed Nevada residents
were uncovinced their state was the
safest place for the dump, but were a
bit more optimistic about its
economic potential.
The majority of Nevadans polled
in the March, 1987, survey agreed an
underground repository was the best
way to store high-level waste, but
thought each region of the country
should have one.
The survey was made when the
Energy Department was considering
three states as possible sites for the
dump, but the results were never
released until now. Nevada was
selected from the three to be studied
as the dump site, but no final decision
has been made to build it there.


The survey showed people believe
the dump could have serious "ripple
effects" on Nevada's economy,
scaring away vacationers, retirees,
new business and industry.
"Nevada has to be concerned
about the effect on its image" of
being the nation's nuclear waste
dump, Paul Slovic, an Oregon
researcher said.
The survey was commissioned by
the state of Nevada shortly before
Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest
of Las Vegas, was selected over
Hanford, Wash., and Deaf Smith,
Texas, as the preferred site for
permanently storing high-level waste
from the nation's 108 commercial
nuclear reactors.
Researchers conducted random
telephone surveys of 1,001 people in
Nevada and 1,201 nationally. The
findings were remarkably similar in
most categories.
In both groups, 49 percent
disagreed that economic benefits of a
repository would greatly outweigh
the risks. Twenty-four percent of the


Nevadans thought economic benefits
outweighed risks, compared to 22.7
percent nationally.
Twenty percent of the Nevadans
thought the state was the safest place
to stash the nuclear waste, but twice
as many-40 percent-disagreed.
Forty-two percent disagreed that
Nevada was the best place for the
dump because the state already is a
nuclear weapons testing ground, but
27 percent believed the dump
belonged in Nevada because of the
test site.
More than 50 percent of those
polled nationally and in Nevada
thought the most serious risk of a
repository would be transporting
waste through the state, and nearly
80 percent thought a transportation
accident was likely.
Nearly three-quarters thought an
accident at the dump would cause
certain death and that the waste was
likely to leak into underground
water.


In a departure from the "NIMBY"
theory-not in my back yard--that
nobody wants a dump located near
their town, Utah State University
researcher Richard Krannich found
high levels of support for the dump in
the areas closest to Yucca mountain,
sparsely populated and economically
depressed Amargosa Valley, 16 miles
away, and Beatty, 45 miles away.
"Some people are willing to accept
the risks if economic benefits are
there," Krannich said.
Opposition to the dump was
stronger in areas northeast-and
downwind-of the Nevada test site
that would be in the path of a
radiation leak. Communities along
Highway 93 would be affected by
nuclear waste transportation.
William Desvousges of the Center
for Economics in North Carolina,
one of the researchers, said the
survey showed that people who were
more knowledgeable about nuclear
waste thought it was less risky.


But in a procedure so rare that no Doctors said the extra 12 days
major medical journal had any Joshua spent in the wqmb allowed
report of its ever being done fuller development of his lungs so
.intentionally in North America, that he could breathe on his own
Landez's physician used surgery and from birth and did not require a
medication to prevent for 12 days the respirator.
birth of the second boy, Joshua "I could tell he was growing
David, who still was protected in the quickly," Landez said of the nearly
womb in an intact fluid-filled two weeks she was bed-ridden


Onassis wages court bat


GAY HEAD, Mass. (UPI) --
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is
waging a court battle with
Wampanoag Indians over land on
scenic Martha's Vineyard where,
legend holds, a tribal chief retreated
to sand dunes to escape the white
man.
A lawyer for a Wampanoag family
said he will go to land court in Boston
next week to seek access to land
located in the middle of Onassis'
property on the picturesque resort
island off Cape Cod.
Onassis, widow of slain President
John F. Kennedy, owns more than
300 acres of property in the town of
Gay Head on the island's western
shore. She built a two-story, gray
wood house on the property as a
private retreat and posted guards on
all sides to keep the curious out.
Gay Head residents call the
property "Onassis' compound"--
separate from the famed Kennedy







Tropic Times "
Jan. 25, 1989


U.S. news



Reagan escapes tragic link

leaves office in good health


WASHINGTON (UPI) - Ronald
Reagan, sometimes called one of the
luckiest men to hold the Oval Office,
broke a bizarre and tragic link that
haunted the presidency for nearly a
century and a half - the so-called
zero-year curse.
Ever since William Henry
Harrison won the White House in
1840, every American president
elected in a year ending in zero had
died in office. Until Reagan.
In fact, with the exception of
Zachary Taylor, the only presidents
to die in office were those elected
during "zero years." Taylor won
election in 1848 and lost his life in
1850.
Though there appears to be no
agreed-upon source of the legend, the
story cited most often involves
Harrison and his military service, in
which he was known for fighting
Indians and is alleged to have been
responsible for the death of
Tecumseh.
According to legend, an Indian
hex was cast on the ninth president
and certain successors.
At age 68, at that time the oldest
man to assume the presidency,
Harrison delivered his 1841
inaugural address in chilly March
weather, speaking for more than an
hour and a half. He developed
pneumonia and died in April.
"Zero-year" presidents since then
were Abraham Lincoln, James
Garfield, William McKinley, Warren
Harding, Franklin Roosevelt and
John Kennedy.
Lincoln, elected in 1860, was re-
elected in 1864 and was the first
president to be assassinated. He was
shot to death in April 1865, slightly
more than a month after being sworn
in for his second term.
Garfield, elected in 1880, was the
next to be assassinated.He was shot


during a trip to the Pacific northwest
in 1923. He developed pneumonia
and died in August.
McKinley was elected in 1896 but
re-elected in "zero-year" 1900. In
September 1901, visiting the Pan
American Exposition in Buffalo,
N.Y., he was shot while unwittingly
shaking hands with his assassin. He
died eight days later.
Harding, elected in 1920, fell ill
in July, 1881, and, while the bullets
themselves did not appear life-
threatening, he .developed an
infection and died in September.
Roosevelt, the nation's longest-
serving president, was the one to
twist the hex the most. First elected
in 1932, he was re-elected in 1936,
1940 and 1944. Even he could not
escape completely, however, and
within three months of his fourth
inauguration, he died April 12, 1945,
of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Kennedy, when he defeated
Richard Nixon in 1960, was at 43 the
youngest man ever elected to the
White House. Assassinated in Dallas
in November, 1963, at age 46, he also
.was the youngest president to die in
office.
Reagan, elected in 1980, was less
than three weeks from his 70th
birthday when he was inaugurated,
surpassing Harrison as the oldest
man to achieve the presidency.
Within months of assuming the
office, he was shot in the chest by
John Hinckley Jr. outside a
Washington hotel March 30, 1981.
But Reagan proceeded to make a
recovery that astonished doctors.
And in the only other major concern
about his health - in 1985, the first
year of his second term, when he was
found to have a cancerous growth
-he also managed a quick recovery
after surgery.


Former President andMrs. Reagan wave farewell as they prepare to leave for
their retirement home in California. Accompanying them is the family dog,
Rex. (APLaserphoto)


Gang killings still'busiest game' in Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES (UPI) - At least
22 people were killed in weekend
violence, including two gunned down
during a gang waf shooting spree
that spread across a suburban
neighborhood and left eight others
wounded, officials said Monday.
"We're the busiest game in town
today," said coroner's office
investigator Craig Harvey. "I came
in at six o'clock and had three
(homicides) one after the other."
In the most recent slaying, a group
of "Crisps" gang members drove into
a "Bloods" gang neighborhood in
Pomona, a suburb of Los Angeles, at
8 p.m. Sunday, where they opened
fire on the street. The shooting left
two people wounded, one critically,
Lt. Ernie Allsup said.

- The roving gang members then
opened fire on people on two other
nearby streets, killing Guadalupe
Garcia, 19, and wounding three other
men, Allsup said.
The shootings were apparently a
continuation of gang warfare in the
area that began Saturday night when
one man was killed and three others
wounded in three spearate shootings,
police said. The man killed Saturday
night was identified as Charles
Thomas, 30.
"It's been a mess out there for two


nights," Allsup said.
A police officer who spotted a car
full of the armed gang members
following the shootings chased them
as the gunmen fired at him. The
fleeing car crashed into a fence, he
said.
The gang members fled on foot,
abandoning at least two assault
rifles, including an AK-47, in front
yards, Allsup said. Police cordoned
off the area and evacuated homes in
an unsuccessful search for the
suspects.
In an unrelated gang slaying, a 20-
year-old man was shot and killed in a
south Los Angeles parking lot about
11 p.m. Sunday, Detective J.D. Furr
said. . The victim's name was
withheld.
Another man was killed by shots
fired from a passing cab as he walked
north on a street in the Hyde Park
area of south Los Angeles about 9:10
p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Edmund Wilson
said. Dennis Perry, 36, ran across the
street where he collapsed and died.
Patricia Lynn Hardison, 37, was
beaten during an argument behind a
south Los Angeles garage about 2
a.m. Sunday, Furr said. She walked
to her home in another garage in the
same block and went to sleep. She
got up about 11 a.m. Sunday,


collapsed from head injuries and died
about 30 minutes later, he said.
Eugene Simien, 39, was arrested
and booked on suspicion of murder
in the woman's death.
A 27-year-old Hispanic man was
found dead of gunshot wounds in a
Koreatown alley about 7 a.m.
Sunday, Sgt. Ray Heslop said. No
motive had been determined for the
slaying. The dead man's name was
withheld.
Another man, Miguel Garcia, 23,
was shot to death inside Las Playas
Restaurant in suburban Paramount
about 5 a.m., sheriff's deputy Pat
Hunter said.
A gunman opened fire shortly
before midnight Saturday at a party
at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall
in the Wilmington area near the Los
Angeles harbor when he and other
gang members were barred from
crashing a "presentation" party for a
15-year-old girl, Police Sgt. Tony
Rosa said.
The security guard, David Eugene
Ryan, 41, of Wilmington, locked the
door to prevent their entry and then
"several suspects armed with bats
and pipes began beating on the
door," Rosa said.
"Then one suspect opened fire at
the door, hitting and killing Ryan,


who was standing on the other side,"
Rosa said. The gunfire also wounded
a 5-year-old girl and a 16-year-old
boy, he said.
Thirteen other people were killed
in shootings and beatings Friday
afternoon through Saturday, police









6 Tropic Times
Jan. 25, 1989


financial news



Russia to devalue ruble 50% in 1990


MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet
government has decided to devalue
the ruble by 50 percent on some
foreign trade deals in 1990, and to
allow Western capitalist companies
to operate almost independently on
Soviet soil, a newspaper said.
The ruble appears to be set for a
slide from $1.60 to 80 cents,
dramatically cutting the price of
Soviet goods to foreign buyers.
The action is the first step toward


reducing the ruble's extreme over-
valuation under Soviet-set exchange
rates. The black market rate for the
ruble is 20 to 25 cents.
"A lot of people have become very
excited," said a Western diplomat,
but he said the Soviets reportedly
have 3,000 exchange rates depending
on the product and the partner, and
have not said which will-experience
the full 50 percent drop.
The devaluation will affect only


18 indicted in Chicago


Chicago (UPI) -- Eighteen former
managers and sales representatives
of a defunct commodities trading
firm have been charged with
defrauding investors of at least $22.7
million, federal prosecutors said
recently.
A 187-count indictment and a
separate criminal complaint accuse
former employees of First
Commodity Corp., of Boston of
misrepresenting the market through
a boiler room telephone sales
operation, U.S. Attorney Anton R.
Valukas said.
FCCB, which ceased operations in
February 1987, also is the target of
federal investigators in Boston, New
York, Miami, and San Francisco.
The probe began when FBI agents
served search warrants at FCCB's

Wholesale price
WASHINGTON (AP) --
Wholesale prices, boosted by a 0.4
percent increase in December, rose 4
percent for all of 1988, the fastest
pace since the nation began emerging
from double-digit inflation near the
beginning of the decade, the
government said last week,
The gain in the Labor
Department's Producer Price Index
for finished goods, one stop short of
the retail level, was nearly double last
year's 2.2 percent increase. It was the
biggest gain since 1981, when costs
jumped 7.1 percent.
The index was propelled upward
by a drought-induced 5.7 percent
increase in food prices, they had
showed no change in 1987.
Meanwhile, energy prices, which
had soared 11.2 percent in 1987, fell
3.4 percent in 1988. However, with
the production agreement reached by
the OPEC nations in November,
analysts expect oil prices to head

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Boston headquarters, Nov. 24, 1986.
The FCCB boiler room, operating
at two Chicago-area sites, persuaded
2,600 investors to trust the firm with
$40.6 million. The investors lost
more than $22.7 million, Valukas
said.
Nationwide, FCCB obtained
investments of more than $600
million from 47,000 clients, the
government said. Valukas declined
to estimate how much of that amount
was lost by investors.
Sixteen of the suspects, including
David Connolly, 48, Teaneck, N.J.,
FCCB national vice president for
sales, were named in an indictment
charging they engaged in mail and
wire fraud and racketeering by using
"high pressure" sales tactics.

s rise 4% in 1988
higher this year.
All other finished goods in 1988
rose 4.3 percent.
In December, food prices fell a
slight seasonally adjusted 0.1
percent, energy costs edged up only
0.2 percent, but everything else
jumped 0.6 percent, the biggest
increase since September.
This is the third consecutive month
of good news for grocery shoppers.
Prices were unchanged in November
after a 0.1 percent decline in October.
However, that period of stability was
preceded by seven consecutive
months of increases from early
spring through the summer.
With the end of unseasonably
moderate temperatures in many
parts of the country in December,
fuel oil soared 8.5 percent and
natural gas rose 3.3 percent.
Gasoline prices, however, fell 3.5
percent, holding back overall energy
gains.
For other items, a sharp 5.7
percent increase in tobacco prices
and significant gains of 0.9 percent in
automobile costs and 0.7 percent in
women's clothing led the index.


foreign trade, not tourists and Soviet
citizens, the diplomat said.
The changes are designed to
encourage foreign firms to build
factories that will ease the Soviet
Union's shortage of consumer goods
and medical supplies, according to a
policy statement from the Council of
Ministers published in economic
journals in recent days.
The devaluation is scheduled for
Jan. 1, 1990, according to the


for fraud

Connolly, who was accused of
racketeering and conspiracy and
named in 170 counts of mail and wire
fraud, faces a maximum of 890 years
in prison if convicted on all charges.
The government is also seeking $1.7
million in proceeds of the fraud from
Connolly.
Named in a five-count criminal
complaint was Ross A. Bernard, 37,
Hinsdale, Ill., charged with
racketeering and conspiracy, and
Stephen L. Barnard, 38, Flossmoor,
Ill., charged with three counts of mail
and wire fraud. The two were FCCB
office managers in Oak Brook and
Chicago.
The other 15 people indicted were
all employees working for Connolly
and the Barnards.
Commodities involved in the fraud
included silver, gold, heating oil,
orange juice and sugar.


newspaper Socialist Industry.
Western economists said they were
baffled by the delay, noting that it
throws current trade negotiations
into chaos because foreigners would
gain by waiting for the more
favorable exchange rates.
The newspaper called the
devaluation an interim step toward a
new set of exchange rates to be
installed on Jan. 1, 1991.
The policy statement promised
that foreign firms, now limited to 49
percent ownership of joint ventures,
would be allowed to negotiate their
stakes and even send in their
managers to run the companies.
"It's a lot closer" to major Western-
companies' desire for real control,
and at least 90 percent ownership,
before they invest in Soviet
operations, said one American
businessman in Moscow.
"One of the reasons they've been
cool toward the joint venture law is
they'd like to operate their own
wholly owned subsidiaries in the
Soviet Union," he said.
The joint venture would be
allowed to pay for housing and other
services for its foreign employees out
of its ruble earnings, rather than be
forced to spend additional hard'
currency, he said.
The policy statement also
promised that firms manufacturing
consumer goods and medical
products in the Soviet Union would
be allowed to take some profits
'home.


Factory output highest in decade


WASHINGTON (UPI) - Factory
operating rated edged up another 0.1
percentage point notch in December
to 84.2, the highest rate in more than
10 years, and industrial production
also climbed 0.3 percent, the federal
reserve said last week.
Operating rates at the nation's
factories, mines and utilities, with the
0.1 percentage point December
advance to 84.2 percent of capacity,
have climbed 4.5 percentage, points
over the past two years with most
industries posting gains.
Industrial production climbed 0.3
percent in December, after a 0.4
percent gain in November,
continuing a steady advance in
production that began in August,
1987, the fed said.
The jump was led by a sharp rise in
production of motor vehicles and
continued strength in construction
supplies, the fed said. Automobile
assemblies increased to an annual
rate of 7.9 million units from the 7.6
million unit rate in November, the


fed said.
The industrial production index
reached 140.2 of the 1977 average in
December, 4.7 percent ahead of
December, 1987.
The two reports may raise fears
that industry is reaching the limits of
what it can produce without either
expanding or becoming unable to
meet demand, which could set off a
round of price hikes.
That could prompt the fed to keep
interest rates high or send them
higher to cool demand.
. The capacity utilization report
showed that some major U.S.
industries have posted strong
increases in operating rates,
especially primary metals, chemicals,
fabricated metal products, non-
electrical machinery and motor
vehicles and parts.
The chemical industry operated at
89.8 percent of capacity in
November, the last month for which
figures were available. That is the
highest level since June, 1951, the fed
said.


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NEW YORK (AP) _ Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active
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Tropic Times
Jan. 25, 1989


I military newsI


U.S. purchases Soviet MiGs, defense equipment


WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The
United States for the past year has
been buying on the "open market"
Soviet MiG fighters and Soviet air
defense equipment for testing and
evaluation by the U.S. military, a
defense official said recently.
The deputy director of the
Pentagon's Operational Test and
Evaluation Office, Karl Pflock, said
Washington for the first time bought
"on the world market" Soviet MiG-
15s, 17s, 19s and 21s -- both
unarmed and armed with Soviet
weapons.
In addition, the Pentagon is
buying Soviet air defense equipment
that, when completed, will amount to
that of an air defense system of two
Russian ground regiments and be
similar to what U.S. pilots might face
in event of war.
"We get them on the world
market," Pflock said. "Basically we
get them through source or through
(arms) dealers."
He explained that "though source"
meant some of the older MiGs were
bought through aircraft trade
publications, "to my knowledge, no
one has sent an order into the.
Kremlin for these babies," he said.
The United States previously
obtained most Soviet planes and
weapons via clandestine or "spooky
means," Pflock said. As a result, he
added, it was "very difficult" to get
them out in public for operations
tests."
"So we went out into the open
market and we have obtained Soviet
or Soviet-threat equipment," he said.
"We have been quite successful."
The most advanced Soviet aircraft


and weapons are still obtained
"through the customary government
means" to prevent the Soviet Union
from knowing Washington has
obtained and tested them, he said.
But beginning in 1988, the United
States for the first time purchased
other aircraft, weapons systems and
equipment on the open market.
The director of the Operational
Test and Evaluation Office, John
Krings, developed the "capability
improvement program" and
envisions the plan will save the
government tens of millions of
dollars.
Previously, the unclassified
portion of the weapons testing
program relied solely on U.S.
simulations of Soviet aircraft.
American warplanes would be
reconfigured into Soviet MiGs so
they could fly in mock dogfights.
A "simulated" MiG created from
an old F-4 might cost "millions of
dollars" compared to the cost of
$200,000 for an actual Mig, and the
latter would provide more accurate
and extensive data on the Soviet
fighter, Pflock said.
"We can get them dramatically
more cheaply than in the past and use
them in relatively open fashion.
You're saving tremendous amounts
of money...and exposing more
ordinary soldiers, pilots and sailors
to the threat systems."
He said the Mig-I 5s are "old birds"
that flew against American pilots
during the Korean War but the MiG-
21s might provide valuable learning
tools for U.S. airmen.
"The 21s are probably more likely,
witness what happened in the Med


recently, to be the kind of things we
might encounter in a threat on a day-
to-day basis," Pflock said. "It's more
likely our guys are going to go up
against 21s."
Two Navy F-14 Tomcats shot
down two Libyan MiG-23s in
international airspace over the
Mediterranean Sea Jan. 4 after the
Libyans acted in what the Pentagon
called a "hostile manner." Pflock
said Congress approved $59 million
for the program in fiscal 1988 and the
same amount for fiscal 1989.
President Reagan requested $121
million in his fiscal 1990 budget
proposal.
Asked why the Pentagon had not
bought Soviet weapons on the open


market before, Pflock replied, "No
one took the management decision to
do it."
"The airplanes are only a very,
small slice of this," he said. "We are
also acquiring air defense radars and
ground equipment, communications
and command control equipment...
that would provide air defense for a
Soviet two-regiment operation on
the ground.
"We have parts of that now and
we are still in the process of getting
it," he said, adding that in the end it
will represent "the. air .defense.
capability that they (the Soviets)
would have to bring to bear against
our air attack."


Some tactical weapons to be removed, says Moscow


VIENNA (UPI) -- Western
officials welcomed a Soviet
announcement that Moscow will
remove some tactical weapons from
eastern Europe, but noted that the
NATO allies had already reduced
their own nuclear arsenal by about
2,400 warheads.
The Soviet announcement was
made by Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze during the final day of
the 35-nation Vienna Conference on
European Security and Human
Rights.
In addition to the removal of some
tactical weapons, Shevardnadze also
promised the Soviets would
announce by the end of the month
"data on the numbers of troops and
armaments" of the Warsaw pact.
NATO welcomed the Soviet
announcement, but noted the west
already had significantly reduced its
nuclear.arsenal in Europe.
A NATO spokesman in Brussels
said if the Soviet decision "signals
that...the Soviets are now beginning
to realize that their potential far
exceeds legitimate requirements, we
can only find such steps encouraging.
"Let me point out that NATO, at
its' own initiative, has already
unilaterally reduced its own theater
nuclear stockpile by some 2,400
warheads over the past several
years," the spokesman said.
White House spokesman Marlin
Fitzwater said in Washington that
U.S. officials would wait to assess the
ramifications of the announced
withdrawals, but said, "we welcome
any move to reduce the Soviet
military forces."


Shevardnadze told the conference
that the Soviets, in the framework of
previously announced troop
reductions in East Germany,
Czechoslovakia and Hungary, also
would withdraw tactical or
battlefield nuclear weapons assigned
to those troops.
"Pursuing its declared fundamental
objective of removing any foreign
military presence and bases from the


territories of other countries, the
Soviet Union will withdraw from
central Europe military formations
and units with all their organic
armaments, including tactical
nuclear systems," he said in his
speech.
"We proceed from the premise that
nuclear weapons are a step
backward, not forward,"Shevardnadze
said.


He said the Soviets were not
"engaged in the modernization of
tactical nuclear missiles" and
implicitly urged the west to adopt a
similar stance.
But Ambassador Stephen
Ledogar, chief U.S. negotiator for
forthcoming Vienna talks on
conventional arms reductions, said
the U.S. would continue to update its
tactical nuclear systems.


Guard reports pilots unprepared for night flying


SANTA ANA, Calif. (UPI) -
Most of the Army National Guard's
helicopter pilots are unprepared for
dangerous night flying missions due
to inadequate training and
equipment shortages, it was reported
at the weekend.
About 4,500 Guard pilots have too
little experience to fly safely with
night-vision goggles due to a
nationwide shortage of the devices,
the Orange County Register said.
The Guard pilots are also
hampered by obsolete and dangerous
types of goggles that are being
replaced in other branches of the
military.
The problem is especially acute in
the California National Guard,
where 380 helicopter pilots have only
14 pairs of goggles among them, Maj.
Steve Mensik, spokesman for the
Guard in Sacramento told the paper.
As a result, night-vision training in
the California Guard is at a
standstill, even though Army war
plans say night-vision flying is
essential.


"You can't train with something
you don't have," Mensik said.
The National Guard is expected to
fight alongside regular Army units in
time of war, and is also charged with
flying anti-drug and firefighting
missions and acting as a major source
of rescue and transportation during
earthquakes and other disasters.
Many of these missions would
require extensive flights in darkness
involving the use of night-vision
goggles.
The Register reported December
that 134 servicemen have died and 62
helicopters have crashed in the past
10 years during flights with night-
vision goggles that were never flight-
tested or designed for aviation.
The Army, Air Force and Marine
Corps have continued using obsolete
goggles-intended for truck drivers
and ground troops, not fast-moving
aircraft-despite the high death rate
and the existence of better equipment
designed specifically for fliers.
The goggles electronically amplify
moonlight and starlight thousands of


times, greatly increasing a pilot's
ability to fly at night, but they also
cause blurry vision and illusions, and
tend to be blinded by clouds and bad
weather.
Regular Army units are beginning
to get new goggles designed
specifically for pilots, but the Guard
fliers are stuck with the old
driver goggles, the paper said.
They will not be getting the new
devices for years and must fly with
the more dangerous models.
"The Guard has a serious goggle
problem," said Capt. Daniel Nelan,
operations officer for the 140th
Aviation Regiment at the Los
Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve
Center. "There's no way for us to be
current in goggles."
Guard units at Los Alamitos
scheduled to be mobilized and sent to
South Korea in the event of war,
would be virtually helpless at night
without many more goggles and at
least a month of around-the-clock
training, Nelan said.


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8 Tropic Times
Jan. 25, 1989





Q. Could you please tell me how Matthew Broderick felt about
portraying, Alan, a young homosexual in the current flick "Torch
Song Trilogy?" Anne, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
A. In "Torch Song," Matthew portrays the young male model lover of
Harvey Fierstein's character of Arnold. However, while this was Matthew's
first homosexual role on film, it was not his first role portraying a
homosexual character. In the Tony Award-winning version of "Torch Song,"
a younger Broderick portrayed, David, the adopted gay song of Arnold
(Fierstein) on the Broadway stage.
According to Matthew, the romantic scenes did not bother him at all. He
took it as part of his profession and a challenge. Besides, Broderick admits
that working in the theatre all these years, he works with as many gay as
straight people, so he was not uncomfortable at all.


4is~


For the record, though, Matthew is heterosexual.

Q. How did Harvey Fierstein get started in show business, and
what was his first big break? Trent, Las Vegas, Nev.
A. According to Harvey, it was the late Andy Warhol who discovered him
and cast him in "Pork," a play. In the production Harvey (in drag) portrayed
a 250-pound asthmatic lesbian. At the time Harvey was only 16.

Q. Is it true that Jack Klugman and Tony Randall are going to be
reprising their roles in a new "Odd Couple" series? Tina, Houston,
Texas
A. Close, Tina, but no cigar. The two however, while not doing a regular
series, will reunite this April on NBC-TV for a special movie version of the
popular 1970s' sitcom. And if it is a success, they will do one movie a year.
Q. Whatever happened to Errol Flynn's son, Sean? H.W.,
Indianapolis, Ind.
A. Sean Flynn was a combat journalist who covered the war in Vietnam.
He was reportedly killed during a fire fight although for a while, there were
rumors-- long since proved inaccurate - that he'd been taken prisoner.

Q. I just read that Jason Bateman directed a segment of "The
Hogan Family." Come on, didn't the actors resent being told what to
do by a kid? I can't believe they'd let him get away with it. P. Daniels,
Chicago, m.
A. Jason is 19 and, according to the Directors Guild of America, he is the
youngest person to direct a TV episode. As for his co-stars' reaction, they did
not resent it at all. As a matter of fact, they reportedly told the producer
they'd like to have him take the helm again. P.S. Most professionals are
highly supportive of their colleagues and have no time for petty jealousies.

Q. Was Pat Sajak ever secretly married to Vanna White and, if so,
when did they secretly divorce, or are they still husband and wife?
T.L., St. Louis, Mo.
A. Pat is not married to anyone at the present time. He was married several
years ago, but not to Vanna White then, nor is he married to Vanna White
now.

Q. The stars of the show, "Roseanne" - are they married to each
other? M.O., Milwaukee, Wis.
A. Roseanne Barr and John Goodman are not married to each other.

Q. Why doesn't anyone mention the daughter John Lennon and
Yoko Ono had? Is there something wrong with her? W.G., Buffalo, N.Y.
A. Every now and then, we get a letter like this, especially after there's
been some news in the press about Lennon's two sons - Julian (by his first
wife) and Sean (with Yoko) - as there was recently. The daughter you may
be thinking of is the child Yoko had with her first husband.

Q. Bruce Springsteen reportedly didn't like the idea of his former
wife, Julianne Phillips, working and that's what he said caused their
marriage to break up. But if he marries Patti Scialfa, would he insist
she quit his band and stay home? Dee W., Westville, N.J.
A. Most people think Springsteen's comment about Julianne's acting
career was just a smokescreen and probably wouldn't apply if he and Patti
married. Incidentally, Patti is one of the E Street Band members who appear
in Springsteen's new Video Anthology/1978-88 from Columbia. This is a
complete output of conceptual and live performance videos, all digitally
mastered from the original analog source audio for the first time. This
long-form home video cassette (it has a running time of 100 minutes) by CBS
Music Video Enterprises (CMV) should be in the stores by January 31.
( 1989 by King Features Synd.


Aries (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) You're
harboring some resentment toward
your mate which could have very
deleterious effects. Get things out in
the open and you'll both feel much
better. Spend time rejuvenating your
feelings.

Taurus (Apr. 20 to May 20) The
beginning of the week will find you
in a less motivated mood than either
you or your superiors would like.
However, by mid-week, you'll be in
full swing again and will get much
done.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20) This
is not the week to get involved in
any discussions about finances with
loved ones. Be patient for now, and
things will work themselves out.
Hobbies, social life and creative
interests are favored.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22) This
will be a hectic week for you at
work, but you'll be able to work
through this and get much done. The
weekend will be all the more
welcome for you. Relaxation should
be tops on the list.

Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) The time
is getting nearer for your vacation,
but some minor details still need
your attention before you can get
away. The weekend is favored for
romance and recreation.

Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This
is not the time to mix friendship and
business so keep your distance for
the time being. Take some time off
and do your work at home. You'll
find yourself much more productive.

Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A


problem with your mate has been
causing you to be distracted on the
job. However, don't despair. Things
will clear up by the end of the week.
Spend the weekend in romantic
pursuits.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Stay
away from the social scene this
week. It's just not in your stars.
Should you step out, you just might
find yourself in an argument with a
close friend who's been edgy of late.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Your bills are not in order and
should be reviewed. You just might
find that you're being overcharged
for something unjustly. Unexpected
visits from in-laws will grate on your
nerves, but be tactful.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Your business partner will take you
totally by surprise this week by
doing something completely unanti-
cipated. Maintain a professional
distance and don't try to solve this
by utilizing friendship.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Business discussions are not going
as well as you'd like and you're
facing much opposition. However,
although you're not in agreement,
the answer will lie with a combina-
tion of plans being discussed.

Pisces (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) A
minor argument erupts with a friend,
but don't let it bother you too much.
The storm will soon blow over. Your
career decisions will be right on
target this week, so take advantage
of this.
S 1989 by King Features Synd.


1. Phil Collins "Two Hearts,"
(Atlantic) Last Week: No. 3
2. Bangles "In Your Room,"
(Columbia) No. 4
3. Taylor Dayne "Don't Rush
Me," (Arista) No. 5
4. Def Leppard "Armageddon It,"
(Mercury/Polygram) No. 10
5. Michael Jackson "Smooth
Criminal," (Epic) No. 8
6. Boys Club "I Remember Hold-
ing You," (MCA) No. 6
7. Kenny G "Silhouette," (Arista)
No. 7
8. Annie Lenox & Al Green "Put
A Little Love In Your Heart," (A&M)
No. 11
9. Karyn White "The Way You
Love Me," (Warner Bros.) No. 12
10. Tiffany "All This Time,"
(MCA) No. 13

Top 1 *. So


1. Roberta Flack "Oasis," (Atlan-
tic) Last Week: No. 2
2. Vesta "Sweet, Sweet Love," (A&
M) No. 3
3. Today "Him Or Me," (Motown)
No. 4
4. Levert "Pull Over," (Atlantic)
No. 7
5. Sheena Easton "The Lover In
Me," (MCA) No. 5
6. Karyn White "Superwoman,"
(Warner Bros.) No. 9
7. Angela Bofill "I Just Wanna
Stop," (Capitol) No. 6
8. Bobby Brown "Roni," (MCA)
No. 11
9. Keith Sweat "Don't Stop Your
Love," (Vintertainment/Elektra) "No.
11
10. Z'Looke "Can You Read My
Lips," (Orlpheus/EMI) No. 13


1. K.T. Oslin "Hold Me," (RCA)
Last Week: No. 2


Dwight Yoakam

2. The Judds "Change Of Heart,"
(RCA/Curb) No. 3
3. Shenandoah "Mama Knows,"
(Columbia/CBS) No. 4
4. Rodney Cromwell "She's
Crazy For Leaving," (Columbia/CBS)
No. 11
5. Ballie & The Boys "Long
Shot," (RCA) No. .12
6. Alabama "Song Of The South,"
(RCA) No. 6
7. Patty Loveless "Blue Side Of
Town," (MCA) No. 7
8. Randy Travis "Deeper Than
The Holler," (Warner Bros.) No. 8
9. Dwight Yoakam "I Sang Dixie,"
(Warner BrosJReprise) No. 9
10. Kathy Mattea "Life As We
Know It," (Mercury) No. 10
� 1989 by King Features Synd.


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Tropic Times 9
Jan. 25, 1989 7


lifestyle


Hasbro expects Maxie


by Ken Ross


PAWTUCKET, R.I. (UPI) -
After a disappointing fling with
"truly outrageous JEM," Hasbro
Inc. expects its new blonde on the
block will fare better against Barbi,
the toy industry's dominant fashion
doll for 30 years.
Her name is Maxie, a doll who, as
Hasbro puts it, "goes to the beach
and dates a football player." She is
less ostentatious than JEM, who was
a record industry executive by day
and punk rock singer by night.
How long Maxie will last is a
matter of differing opinion.
According to toy industry analysts in
New York, Maxie captured about 10
percent of the domestic market in
1988.
The sales were not startling, but
they weren't a disaster either, and
potential for disaster is always
lurking in an industry long reigned


over by a single dominant product,
analysts say.
"Maxie is a better execution of the
fashion doll concept than JEM," said
Gary Jacobson of Kidder Peabody &
Co. "If it is possible to make inroads
into (the market share of) Barbie,
then Maxie has a good shot at it."
Pawtucket-based Hasbro, the
world's largest toymaker, said it has
made a long-term commitment to
Maxie and her "hot, hot hair and
cool, cool clothes." It is pleased with
its first-year showing.
"She met projections," said
spokesman Wayne Charness, who
declined to release specific sales
figures. "We're very pleased and
we're looking to introduce a lot ol
things for Maxie at the industry's toy
fair (Feb. 13-22 in New York)."
Hasbro took its first big swipe ai
Mattel, Inc.'s Barbie when ii
introduced JEM and her flashy
persona in 1986 with an advertising


to compete w
blitz and a Saturday morning
television show.
Paul Valentine of Standard &
Poor's Corp. says she was a bit too
flashy for young tastes.
"The tagline on JEM was 'truly
outrageous' and she was truly
outrageous," Valentine said. "I have
the old JEM catalog here and there
she is with purple hair and grotesque
eye makeup. Her friends hair ranges
from yellow to blue to pink.
"The second year they tried to tone
down JEM's makeup and hair colors
and made her dresses prettier and
softer but it was too late," he said.
Charness acknowledged that JEM
turned out to be a little far out for
f youngsters targeted for the fashion
S doll market.
"JEM had a good first year but
t second-year sales were disappointing
t and not up to what we thought they
y would be," Charness said. "So we
g asked ourselves, 'Do we continue


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with JEM or go back and take a look
at why and come up with a new doll?"
Hasbro interviewed girls ages 4-8
and came away convinced there was
room for another entry on the
fashion doll scene. It launched Maxie
last March.
It made JEM a little bigger than
Barbie, which meant that if a child
became hooked on JEM she would
have to buy her clothes and other
accessories.
But Hasbro found that may have
been too large and too risky an
investment for merchandisers. So it
made Maxie the same size as Barbie,
allowing children to slip her into
Barbie's wardrobe.
Analysts said children also can slip
Maxie into Barbie's clique of
Skipper, Ken and other friends, and
probably have.
"One reason it did so well is that
children thought it was a line
extension for Barbie," Valentine
said. "Children are generally
ignorant of who is manufacturing a
given toy and this may have worked
to Hasbro's advantage."
Charness disagrees. "Girls do
know the difference," he says. "If
they did not, they would just buy
Barbie."
Analysts say Maxie will be around
for the 1990 season but feel the doll
faces a formidable challenge over the
long haul.
Sean MacGowan of Balis Zorn
Gerard Inc. feels Maxie did not enter
1989 with a lot of momentum from
the Christmas season, even though
sales were brisk earlier in the year.
"IfMaxie is going to be a real rival
to Barbie it will take years and years
to get to that level," MacGowan said.
"Barbie is a 30-year-old franchise.
Mothers that had Barbies when they
were children want to buy them for
their daughters."
Jacobson agreed. If Maxie
eventually gains a 20 percent share of
the market, it would be a
"respectable and profitable
showing," he said.
"Hasbro is looking to get a
respectable market share but by no
means will be able to dethrone
Barbie. Barbie is part of the fabric of
America, right up there with
McDonald's and Coke."



GUM REMOVAL - Try using
baby oil on gum stuck in children's
hair. After a few seconds, you should
be able to remove it, though you may
need to use more than one applica-
tion. Jeannie W., Cbral Gables, Fla.
HANDY BOOKMARK - Don't
you hate it when you open up a
magazine and subscription cards fall
all over the floor? I used to just toss
them in the trash.
Now, I have found that they make
great bookmarks. They are usually
fairly sturdy and large enough to be
easily found. Now, I gladly take them
out of magazines. Kayla R., Sheboy-
gan, Wisc.

CAT BOX DEODORANT -
One day I went out into the garage
and was surprised to- see a bag of
"cat box deodorant." (We have no
cat.)
My son and his friends said they
used it on oil spots. They just
sprinkled it on the spot and ground
it in. To this day, we have no cats,
but we keep the cat box deodorant
handy. Terri 0., Wailuku, Hawaii









STropic Times
1 Jan. 25, 1989



1. What type of dance did Mr. Ed
(the talking horse) learn to do on his
show?
2. What was the name of Barney
Fife's girlfriend on "The Andy Grif-
fith Show"?
3. What was the Taylors' home
address on "The Andy Griffith
Show"?
4. Who portrayed the character Ah
Chew on "Sanford And Son"?
5. What bad habit did Aunt
Esther's husband, Woodrow, have
on "Sanford And Son"?
6. What was the first name of
Fred's dearly departed wife on
"Sanford And Son"?
7. What was the name of the
detective series that starred Jack


Scalia (pictured) and Rock Hudson?
8. From what television show was
"Good Times" a spin-off?

* .Qiz A n e
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Maple Street; 4. Al Morita; 5. Drink-
ing too much; 6. Elizabeth; 7. The
Devlin Connection; 8. "Maude".



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ACROSS
1 Street talk
6 A king of
Israel
10 Medicine
14 Yawned
19 Video's
counterpart
20 Asian coun-
try
21 "Splitsville"
22 Rounded,
convex
molding
23 Short-order
cook's need
24 Fife's com-
panion
25 James -
Jones
26 Tibetan
monks
27 Glutted
28 Martini base
29 Loafed
30 Tries to lose
weight
31 Supported
the nomina-
tion
34 Sand-laden
desert wind
36 Latin brothel
39 Hindu-legen
dary hero
40 Soap ingre-
dient
42 Homeowner'
s pride
43 Viper
46 Toiled
48 Marble pav-
ing slab
50 Japanese
brocade
52 Actress
Merle
53 Machine gur
inventor
55 Russian VIP
1929-1953
56 First course
often
57 Seep
58 Yugoslav
measure
60 Pussy will\
61 It cancels
"dele"
62 - et retour
a round trip
63 "- Spring"
(Carson
book)
65 Mil. award


66 Urged insis-
tently
68 Brightest
star in Cyg-
nus
70 But: Latin
73 Actor Peter
76 Swordlike
weapon
78 Electric cat-
fish
82 Warble
84 Cut
85 Macaws
86 Suborder
that thcludes
pheasants
87 Naval fleet
89 One who
receives
first-hand
information
91 Skinnier
92 Yellow star
grass
94 Producer-dir
ector Ale-
xander
95 Poe story,
with "The"
96 Actor Ron
97 Monster's
r loch?
99 Prefix indi-
cating "bad"
100 Fungus
growth
101 It follows
favor or
meteor
102 Rankle
104 To unglue:
Fr.
107 Rooms in
Roman
houses
110 Sheepfish?
a 112 California
fort
113 Lowest point
117 Old-fashione
, d porch fea-
ture
118 Soviet river
119 Oil org.
120 Sun-dried
w brick
121 It precedes
basin or
; wave
122 Angered
123 Celtic god-
dess
124 Street urchin
125 Anoint:


archaic
126 Luzon native
127 Lopsided
128 Appearing
eaten
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2 Brain open-
ing
3 Entrance
4 Michigan city
5 Field flower
6 Dark yellow
color
7 Yacht basin
8 Circular
9 Doctrine
10 - Scott
Decision
11 Spanish
coins
12 Imaginary
13 Anarchist
Emma
14 California's
nickname
15 Use
16 Apple or
pear
17 Israeli port
18 Makeshift


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slang
29 Pastoral
poem
32 French city
33 Click beetle
35 Indeed:
archaic
36 Embroidery
thread
37 Moroccan
seaport
38 White popu-
lar
41 Inventor
Howe
43 Troubled
44 Pelts
45 Kind of bean
or horse
47 Declaim
48 Stupor
49 Babylonian
god
51 Egg's partner
53 Italian dra-
matist
54 Valuable
metal mass
57 Table
spreads


59 Changes
direction
62 Actor's rep.
64 Compass
reading
67 Large, pow-
erful bird
69 Ranch stamp
70 Phase
71 Actor Flynn
72 Obscurely
74 Chain unit
75 - Downs
76 English or
Western
77 Region
79 Excuse
80 Native of
Attu
81 "...and - in
marriage"
(Shakes-
peare)
83 Young boy
86 Time of
great pros-
perity
88 They often
prevail
90 Sultan's
decree


91 Cotton pod
93 Baltic coun-
try
95 Marsh mari-
gold
98 Stern
100 Actress Rita
102 Last
103 Headed bolt
105 Varnish
ingredient
106 Detecting
device
107 Nick and
Nora's dog
108 Double
109 Carnival
attraction
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Spain
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Tropic Times
Jan. 25,1989


11


. sports



San Francisco gives 49ers heroes' welcome


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --
Cornerback Tim McKyer boogied
atop a cable car and Most Valuable
Player Jerry Rice waved from a
vintage convertible Cadillac as
300,000 screaming fans welcomed
home the San Francisco 49er Super
Bowl superheroes.
"It was a great win, a great season.
We're so proud of the 49ers in this
city. We're known for a lot of things,
and I'm glad sports is now up there


with them," said an ecstatic John
McGhee, 21, who restrained against
a police barrier Monday."There was
some eye contact," beamed McGee,
whose voice was hoarse from
screaming.
The San Francisco youth said
what he really wanted was to touch
the players, but couldn't get close
enough, But this moment came when
he held up a souvenir newspaper
edition blazing "Team of the 80s"


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with the heavy bag during training camp at Club Mirage in Fountain Hills,
Ariz., in preparation for his Feb. 25 title fight with world heavyweight
champion Mike Tyson. Two of his sparring partners walked out of training
camp last week leaving Bruno to work out alone. (AP Laserphoto)


NCAA Top 20 Standings

By Associated Press
The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press' college basketball poll for
the week of Jan. 22, with total points based on top 20 inverse points.
Pts
1.Illinois 1296 11.Florida Sta 644
2.Georgetown 1173 12.Iowa 641
3.Louisville 1167 13.Nev.Las Veg 497
4.0kiahoma 1079 14.Syracuse 447
5.Missouri 939 15.N.Carolina 401
6.Arizona 884 16.Indiana 321
7.North Carol 875 17.0hio State 320
8.Duke 860 18.Kansas 180
9.Seton Hall 788 19.Stanford 133
10.Michioan 719 20.Providence 64
Others receiving votes: Tennessee 53; Georgia Tech 51; St. Mary's, Calif.
36; West Virginia 30; Cal-Santa Barbara 24; St. John's 9; Louisiana State 4;
Texas-El Paso 4; Kansas State 3; Arkansas 2; Connecticut 2; Ark.-Littie Rock 1;
La Salle 1; Notre Dame 1; Wake Forest 1.


across the front and saw one of the
players look at the paper and then
smile at him.
Coach Bill Walsh, his third Super
Bowl victory of the decade safety
under his belt and the game trophy
clutched in his hands, rode in a
convertible beside Mayor Art Agnos,
who wore a red 49ers sweater.
Sharing the car was team owner
Edward DeBartolo Jr.
Quarterback Joe Montana, his
wife, Jennifer, and their two
daughters waved from the seats of
one cable car, as dozens of police
motorcycles and squad cars flanked
the procession, lights flashing.

Retiring center Randy Cross
videotaped the fans as they cheered
with joy, while defensive back
Ronnie Lott did a mock imitation of
the "Ickey Shuffle" aboard another
cable car.
"Three Super Bowls. The Niners
are the team of the decade. They're
awesome," said an unidentified
young woman wearing a red 49ers
cap and cheering the team at the foot
of Market Street.
Joe Jachens, 21, said the 49ers are
the best team ever even better than
the famous Pittsburgh Steelers of the
'70s. I think they'd kill them
(Steelers) now," he declared
emphatically.
Gov. George Deukmejian said in a
statement that the team not only laid
claim "to the 'team of the 80s'
designation, but proved to the world
that California is the state of
champions."
"I salute the Super Niners, their


College vs.

pro ball
When given their choice, more
American sports fans said they
would rather watch college
basketball than professional
basketball. However, a majority
of fans prefer to watch profes-
sional football instead of college
football.
VIEWER PREFERENCES
BETWEEN COLLEGE AND
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
In percent of viewers:
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management, coaches and fans on a
historic victory yesterday," he said.
Police said the celebration went
well, without the broken windows,
trashed police cars, and other bedlam
that accompanied 49er Super Bowl
victories in 1982 and 1985.
"This is great," said Police Lt.
Richard Holder. "In ('82) it was
scary. See all these officers? They're
wearing soft hats. That wasn't the
case in previous years."
After the parade, the 49ers quickly
boarded a bus and left for an
undisclosed location on the advice of
police.


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itur.s:-o- 26 17 4 56 218 199
Washin.ton 4 18 7 55 178 162
Phila. 25 2 3 5319. 172
New jersev 18 24 7 43 170 204
NY islndrs 15 29 2 32 148 191
Adams Division
Montreal 33 13 6 72 196 150
Buffalo 21 21 6 48 174 184
Boston 18 21 10 46 163 164
Hartford 20 24 3 43 171 168
Quebec 16 28 6 38 170 224
CAMPBELL CONFERENCE
No-ris Division
W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit 22 18 8 52 184 183
St. Louis 17 22 7 41 156 168
Minnesota 15 23 10 40 160 179
Toronto 16 28 4 36 149 200
Chicago 13 28 7 33 176 214
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Calgary 31 11 7 69 208 137
L.A. 27 18 3 57 246 201
Edmonton 24 20 6 54 213 185
Winnipeg 17 19 9 43 IO0 195
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21 Tropic Times
Jan. 25, 1989


Argentine troops crush rebel force


LA TABLADA, Argentina (UPI)
-- Troops backed by tanks, artillery
and helicopters stormed an army
base near the capital Monday and
battled unidentified gunmen who
seized the facility. At least 20 people
were killed and dozens wounded in
the fighting, the military said.
Authorities said the gunmen holed
up in an ammunition dump inside the
La Tablada infantry base, 12 miles
south of Buenos Aires, continued
battling soldiers into the night, more
than 9 hours after army tanks
smashed into the installation at 11
a.m. (9a.m. EST).
Shortly before midnight, a local
bar owner delivered about 50 empty
bottles to army officials, who loaded
them into ajeep. A sergeant said the
bottles would be made into
firebombs to "rout out the last rats
that remain" holed up in the dump.
The army identified the estimated
80 armed men who seized the base as
left-wing insurgents, but a
government spokesman said it
appeared they were renegade ultra-
rightist military officers.
A military spokesman said at least
10 people had been killed in the
fighting, four of them soldiers, and
that "dozens of others" had been
wounded.
Soldiers fired 20mm mortar
rounds and 105mm artillery shells
onto the buildings held by the
gunmen. The shells caved in at least
one building, and the regimental
cafeteria, cells and guard post were in
flames.
Witnesses said dozens of people in
civilian clothes, police agents, army
soldiers'and raiders roamed around
the base shooting at each other.
A body of a sharpshooter who was
killed during the fighting burned
hear the main gate of the base. A
corpse of a young gunman had his
head crushed by a tank. "It was
flattened like a steak," a
photographer said.


Military and police operations,
first focused on 3rd Infantry
Garrison inside the base, extended
later to neighboring streets in a
residential area outside the
installation.
Rifle fire, along with the blasts of
mortar and artillery shells, were
heard throughout the afternoon,
interspersed with shouts asking for
ambulances or exchanging insults.
A white flag was hoisted from a
window in a building where the
civilians were holed up, but police
units kept on firing.
A young, long-haired man,
presumably a member of the group
that seized the facility, was dragged
to the street by soldiers to be handed
over the police. Police officers and
some bystanders attempted to lynch
the suspect and the soldiers had to
intervene to prevent him from being
killed.
A truck carrying the attackers, all
of whom were dressed in black, burst
through the gates of the la Tablada
base at 3 a.m. (1 a.m. EST), radio
reports said.
Police and troops cordoned off the
area and an army tank rolled into the
base eight hours later after pushing
aside a pickup truck that blocked the
main gate. A second tank tore
through a wire fence and entered the
base from another side.
Dispatchers in police cars outside
the base requested emergency
donations of blood for the wounded.
Hundreds of onlookers gathered
around the base, and some broke
into hysterical sobbing.
An army spokesman identified the
attackers as rebels from the Marxist
Popular Revolutionary Army and
the Montoneros, a group linked to
the opposition Peronist Party. Both
groups waged a guerrilla war in
Argentina during the 1970s.
However, presidential spokesman
Jose Ignacio Lopez said police found
leaflets identifying the group as the


"New Argentine Army in
Operations." The leaflets praised
two military officers who led earlier
mutinies against the government.
The renegade officers, Lt. Col.
Aldo Rico and Col. Mohamed Ali
Seinedin, led unsuccessful rebellions
in April 1987 and again in January
and December 1988.
The two-day December rebellion,
which left four civilians dead and 35
wounded, was led by Seinedin, a
staunch Roman Catholic who
demanded changes in the military's
leadership, a larger budget and
amnesty forjailed officers accused of
human-rights abuses.
Army commander Gen. Jose


Dante Caridi reached an accord with
Seinedin that ended the uprising.
Seinedin is now in prison, and Caridi
retired in mid-December, days
before a military pay raise was
ordered.
Alfonsin said Friday is
government may face new rebellions,
but he said Argentina's elected
democracy would prevail. Alfonsin
took power in 1983, restoring elected
civilian democracy after eight years
of military rule.
The 3rd Infantry Regiment at La
Tablada normally maintains a
contingent of 300 soldiers, but it was
not known how many were at the
base when it was seized.


REACHING OUT - Sister Juliana Garcia (r), reaches out to
unidentified Central American refugees at Casa Oscar Romero, a no-
frills refugee shelter in Brownsville, Texas. More than 30,000 Central
Americans seeking political asylum passed through southern Texas in
1988. (AP Laserphoto)


1,000 feared dead in second Soviet earthquake


MOSCOW (AP) -- Rescuers used
bulldozers, cranes and excavators to
dig for victims of an earthquake that
sent a massive mudslide crashing
through mountain villages in Soviet
Central Asia, killing about 1,000
people, officials said.
An estimated 600 people died in
the farming settlement of Sharora
when the quake, the country's second
in as many months, struck just before
dawn Monday in Tadzhikistan, said


Zainiddin Nasreddinov, editor-in-
chief of the republic's official news
agency.
It unhinged a wall of sodden dirt
and mud at least five miles wide that
buried the village of Okuli-Bolo and
much of Sharora, said Erkkin
Kasimov, a Tadzhikistan foreign
ministry official.
"When the earthquake came, it
was like a catapult, and it hurled the
sodden earth onto the villages


Vietnam returns 25 MIA remains


BANGKOK, THAILAND (UPI)
- Vietnam this week handed over 25
sets of remains believed to be those of
Americans missing in action during
the Vietnam War, a U.S. Embassy
spokesman said.
A U.S. Air Force C-141 transport
plane flew to Hanoi from Bangkok to
pick up the remains, which were to be
flown to Honolulu for identification,
said U.S. Embassy spokesman Ross
SPetzing.
"The 225 sets of remains were
repatriated to the American team at 1
p.m. and the plane left for Hawaii,"
Petzing said.
The remains are believed to be
some of the 1,747 Americans still
listed as Missing In Action more than
13 years after the last U.S. troops
were withdrawn from Vietnam with
the fall of Saigon.
Petzing said the C-141 transport
plane was scheduled to fly the


remains to the U.S. Army's Central
Identification Laboratory in
Honolulu.
The return of the remains was the
eighth in a series of repatriations that
began in August, 1987, after special
presidential envoy John Vessey
visited Hanoi and persuaded the
Vietnamese to be more cooperative
in accounting for American MIAs.
The repatriation took place as five
teams of U.S. technical experts in
Vietnam concluded 10 days of
investigation and surveys into MIA
cases.
The American delegation included
two investigation teams, two
excavation teams and one forensic
team. They worked with officials
from Vietnam's Office for Seeking
Missing Persons.
The joint efforts followed
technical talks between U.S. and
Vietnamese officials last month in
Hanoi.


below," Kasimov said.
Officials said most of the victims
had been asleep.
Residents of another village,
Okuli-Poyen, apparently roused in
time, fled in panic before the
mudslide, which traveled 1 to 1.5
miles, could reach homes, Kasimov
said from Dushanbe.
In Okuli-Bolo and Okuli-Poyen,
near the epicenter, "everything is
destroyed--all the homes, the
schools, the hospitals and clinics, the
stores," Nasreddinov said.
Okuli-Bolo is a "heap of rubble"
and the chairman of a local economic
cooperative, Hairrulo Yuldashev,
said the households of 70 peasant
families were "completely
demolished and buried by the
landslide," Tass said. More than 70
villagers were buried by the
landslide, it said.
Tass said the number of dead in the
disaster zone 1,800 miles southeast of
Moscow was estimated at 1,000, but
cautioned that was a preliminary
figure.
"Rescue work is being continued
and distant mountain villages have
not been checked yet," Tass said.
Damaged roads were hampering
those efforts.
The 40-second tremor was
centered about 20 to 30 miles
southwest of Tadzhikistan's capital
of Dushanbe, a city of more than
460,000 people, in a fertile district of
vineyards and livestock, Tass said.


The U.S. Geological Survey in
Reston, Va., estimated the quake at
5.4 on the Richter scale. The Dec. 7
earthquake in northwestern
Armenia, 1,300 miles west of
Dushanbe, registered a 6.9 on the
scale and killed 25,000 people.
No exact count was available for
the population of the villages
stricken Monday. But an official at
the Dushanbe seismic center said
families are traditionally large in the
mostly moslem republic, and that
one dwelling often houses eight to 10
people.
In Sharora,"cries and wails can be
heard everywhere," Tass reported.
"Some are bemoaning and burying
their near and dear ones, while others
are trying to find the few survivors
between the thick layer of sand and
clay."
It said all of the village's streets had
been buried under the 50-foot-high
layer of earth that the earthquake
detached from a hill near the village.







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the Tropic Times Vol. I, No. 50 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Jan. 25, 1989 Miami cop charged with manslaughter MIAMI (UPI) -The Hispanic Lloyd's father, Lee Lloyd, said the quiet." driving at a high rate of speed on an police officer who shot and killed a charges were brought "to keep the Another police officer began Overtown street. black motorcyclist last week, community quiet. I don't think chasing Lloyd and Blanchard about Black said Lozano, who was triggering race riots in the city's black they're going to keep the community 6 p.m. Jan. 16 after observing Lloyd taking a crime report at the time, neighborhoods, was arrested fired in self-defense as Lloyd Monday and charged with two approached on his motorcycle. counts of manslaughter, police said. Lloyd was struck once in the front of Officer William Lozano was the head, near the left temple. charged in the deaths of Clement The shooting triggered rioting in Anthony Lloyd, 23, the motorcycle Overtown Monday that spread to the driver who was shot once in the head Liberty City area and a black enclave Jan. 16 during a police chase, and of Coconut Grove Tuesday, marring Allan Blanchard, 24, a passenger on the city's celebration for Super Bowl the bike who died the next day of XXIII, played Sunday at Joe Robbie injuries suffered when the vehicle Stadium e collided with an oncoming car. The violence, which left one person dead, 11 injured from gunfire Lozano was relieved of duty with and more than 25 buildings burned, pay after the shooting, and will began subsiding Wednesday. probably be suspended without pay, The Dade County state attorney, a police spokesman said. He was M ade ount th e anya Miami police, the FBI and an arrested on two counts of independent review panel created by manslaughter by fellow Miami police the Miami City Commission have officers and posted a $10,000 bond. been investigating the shooting. His lawyer said Lozano is being City leaders had promised a quick made a scapegoat for the rioting. investigation to soothe anger in the "Clearly this is a political decision black community and control the and not a legal decision," Roy Black violence. Members of the black said. "Obviously, he (Lozano) is very community had called for Lozano to upset. He has been a police officer for four years and he has dedicated be charged in the deaths. his life to law enforcement." Janet Reno said the charges arose Ellis Rubin, a lawyer for from the joint investigation Blanchard's family, said they were conducted by her office and the "disappointed and in fact Miami police. flabbergasted that only manslaughter "Based on the evidence and has been filed against this police applicable Florida law, manslaughter officer. This was a case of at least is the correct charge," she said. Reno second-degree murder. .EXPLOSION -Residents oftheLiberty City section ofMiami watch as a said her office will prepare the case Rubin said the family is fiery explosion rocks a business section on Martin LutherKingBoulevard. for prosecution and proceed to trial. negotiating with the city in a A Miamipolice officer has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting Lozano faces a possible sentence of wrongful death claim, and will file a incident last week which touched off two nights of rioting which left one 30 years on each charge if convicted, case if a settlement is not reached. person dead. (AP Laserphoto) she said. El Salvador guerrillas offer peace terms SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador armed forces the dilemma of having In the document, the rebels police personnel to barracks on (AP) -In a major policy shift, leftist to carry out genocide and thus acknowledge "the existence of an election day. rebels have offered to participate in provoke insurrection or wait for international situation in which the --The awarding of a Central and respect the outcome of national governmental power to disintegrate majority of wars are being resolved Elections Council seat to the elections if the U.S.-backed completely and face insurrection by means of negotiation." Democratic Convergence and government meets their conditions. caused by hunger." The insurgents set the following formation of a watchdog panel to The proposal from the guerrillas Most military observers say the conditions, besides postponement: guarantee clean elections. who have waged war against the rebels have almost no chance of --A halt to what they call the --Revision of the current electoral government for nine years comes in a defeating government forces, and the armed forces' "repression" of labor code through negotiations among all document, obtained by The new proposal may be recognition and campesino leaders and of street parties. Associated Press on Monday, signed that the military path to power is not demonstrations. --Respect for absentee ballots cast by the five senior rebel leaders. viable. --The confinement of military and by Salvadorans who left the country The document was to be made e during the war. public today at a Mexico City news Bundy reveals 22 m urders, dies --The United States cannot conference. interfere in the electoral process or Rebels of the Farabundo Marti STARKE, Fla. (UPI) -The open field across a road ficau tigive aid to any party. National Liberation Front have largest death-watch crowd since rural prison, separated by a fence The guerrilla army, in turn, would contended that all five elections held Florida resumed executions in from the pro-death crowd. promise to: this decade were maneuvers of the 1976 stood in the cold outside the Over the weekend preceding the --Respect political activity of all "U.S.-imposed counterinsurgency state prison Tuesday to cheer the execution, Bundy confessed to up parties and government election project." They say that despite a civil electrocution of serial killer Ted to 22 other murders, including 10 authorities. administration, the armed forces are Bundy. in Washington state, eight in -Respect the lives of mayors, still the most powerful element of With a mood that conjured up Utah, and one each in Oregon, unless they perform military-related government. visions of a public hanging in a Colorado and Idaho .Until Friday functions. The insurgents say the elections, Wild West movie, about 300 night Bundy insisted he was --Observe a truce beginning two scheduled for March 19, must be put people gathered under a full innocent of any murders. days before elections and ending two off until Sept. 15 if they are to moon, waiting impatiently for the Bundy was under separate days after. participate. prisoner to die at dawn. d-erants or the 1e7 -Fully participate in the campaign The right-wing Republican Many carried signs reading, 12, of Lake City,Fla., and for the election activity. The rebels have Nationalist Alliance, or Arena, "Burn, Bundy, burn," "Roast in 19'78 murders of Margaret boycotted and tried to sabotage virtually rejected the guerrilla peace,"and"Chi-O,Chi-O,it'soff Bowman and Janet Lisa Levy, previous elections. They endorse proposal before it was made public. to hell I go." two Florida State University candidates of the Democratic Arena controls the legislature and is The last sign referred to two Chi students slain as they slept in the maintain links to the rebel army. leading in presidential polls. Omega sorority sisters Bundy was Chi Omega sorority house. --"The FMLN would accept the The Christian dem oat convicted of killing at Florida Although Bundy confessed in timacyoftheth lectora result,' government o Presi dent ose State University in Tallahassee. detail about the other murders, the document says, and respect the Napoleon Duarte had no immediate Only a handful of anti-death checking on the veracity of his continuation ofthe present Christian comment. d penalty demonstrators showed claims could take as much as three Democratic government until the escalation "places before t' up. they gathered in a part of the years, authorities said. 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2 Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 world roundup India voices concern over F-16 sales NEW DELHI, India (UPI) -Pakistan, which many experts The spokesman declined further Islamabad by citing the threat posed India would view "with great believe could improve following comment. by Soviet forces in Afghanistan and concern" approval by Washington of talks last month in Islamabad The Press Trust of India later frequent attacks by Soviet and Pakistan's request to purchase 60 between Indian Prime Minister Rajiv quoted official sources as saying the Afghan aircraft on U.S.-backed U.S.-made F-16 jet fighters, a Gandhi and his Pakistani State Department informed New Afghan rebels and civilians in government spokesman said last counterpart, Benazir Bhutto. Delhi no decision has been made on Pakistan. week. the matter. The Foreign Ministry spokesman The sources said India's India, Pakistan's foe in three wars The re nintnrc spk n Ambassador to Washington, P.K. The Times of India said Gandhi's since 1948, receives most of its was responding to an article i the Kaul, has been instructed by New government was disturbed that the military hardware from the Soviet Times of India that said the request Delhi "to take up the matter at the request was "being treated with some Union and charges that India will be for the aircraft was made by PakistancosdrtninW hngn"aa before the death of resist highest level" of the administration consideration i Washigton" at a the target of U.S. weapons provided f ia Hat o President and Congress. time the Soviet Union is completing to Pakistan. Mohammad Zia Ul-Ha i a stillits withdrawal from Aghanistan after unexplained Aug. 17 plane crash. Asked about the Pakistani request more than a nine-year occupation. Pakistan has 41 F-16s received The article quoted Indian for 60 F-16s worth $1.4 billion, the The pullout is to be completed by under a$3.2 billion U.S.military and government sources as saying the Foreign Ministry spokesman said, "it Feb. 15 under U.N.-brokered economic aid package from 1981 to U.S. government was aware of the would be a matter of great concern, accords signed in Geneva last year. 1985 and a six-year $4.01 billion "adverse impact" the sale would have to the Indian government" if it was The United States justified assistance plan authorized through on relations between India and granted. massive military and economic aid to 1992. China executes 17 before a crowd of 30,000 BEIJING (UPI) -Seventeen against a rising crime rate and Xiaoping's 10-year-old program to Guangzhou Intermediate People's accused felons were sentenced to widespread profiteering and bribery reform the Chinese economy. Court. death and executed before a crowd of among party and government But officials complain that "Most of the crimes are being 30,000 people at a stadium in officials. Guangzhou, usually at the forefront committed by outsiders who had southern China, a news report said The newspaper said 17 people were of economic reform, has become a committed other crimes before they last week. convicted by the Guangzhou sanctuary for criminals from other arrived in the city," he recently told The public trials and executions Supreme People's Court and parts of China who are seeking the an official newspaper. were carried out in the southern city executed for various offenses, safety of a more open area and the of Guangzhou in order to "allow the including murder, robbery and chance to flee to neighboring Hong A retrenchment in reform, masses to celebrate a stable Chiese economic crimes. At least 30,000 Kong. launched last fall, may also be lunar new year," which is observed people attended the trials and throwing people out of work and into Feb. 6, the legal daily newspaper executions, it said. More than 10,000 crimes were criminal circles in a city that has said. Soaring crime rates and official reported last year in the city of more crackled with economic activity The mass execution came as China corruption are among the darker than 5.5 million residents, according under China's capitalist-style launched a nationwide crackdown consequences of senior leader Deng to Deng Guoji, chief of the -economic reforms. 20th Century artist, Salvador Dali dies FIGUERES, SPAIN (UPI) -his inimitable work, which was October, 1984. said Dali died "serenely and with no Surrealist painter Salvador Dali, one always a unique reference point in The museum was closed Saturday suffering." of the world's most acclaimed 20th the history of painting," the to allow workers to construct a He said Dali's body would be held Century artists equally known for his monarchs said. marble tomb. The artist had asked to at the Sant Pere (St. Peter's) Church, eccentric lifestyle and tightly curled Culture Minister Jorge Semprum be buried there under the museum's where Dali was baptized a Roman mustache, died Monday at a hospital said Dali was "The last great man of a cyrstal dome. Catholic. A date for the funeral has in his native town in northeast Spain, generation of creators who caused a Figueres Mayor Mariano Lorca yet to be set. his doctors said. He was 84. revolution in the art of our century." Dali died of complications arising Dali was the last survivor of a trio Sovlet citu ng r from pneumonia about 10:15 a.m. of great modern Spanish painters, S vietS citizen expres said Dr. Carles Ponsati, who headed the others being Pablo Picasso, who Dali's medical team died in 1973, and Joan Miro, who a fondness for Americans Dali had been in the Figueres died in 1983. Hospital's intensive care unit since Dali's Spanish lawyer Miguel MOSCOW (UPI) -Seven out of The pollsters, the Institute of Wednesday with heart and lung Domenech, who visited the artist every 100 Soviets have a deep Sociological Studies of the U.S.S.R. problems. Inflammation in a lung briefly early Monday, said Dali affection for Americans and 64 Academy of Sciences, said most developed into pneumonia by "looked at me expressively as if to percent expressed friendliness, a Soviet people "wished that new U.S. Thursday and his doctors described give his thanks." survey said last week. Only 0.2 President George Bush to pursue a his condition as critical. percent were "openly hostile"toward peaceful policy and develop News of Dali's failing health The artist's close friends and aides the United States. economic, scientific and cultural ties prompted a flood of calls to the had stayed at the hospital almost The poll of 800 people across a with the Soviet Union." hospital from well-wishers, and around the clock since Thursday. broad spectrum of Soviet society also reporters converged on Figueres, a It was the third time in less than showed that most people hoped that Although 85 percent of Soviets town of about 30,000 inhabitants two months that Dali was rushed to a President George Bush would relations are helping to ease world some 500 miles northeast of Madrid. hospital for emergency treatment. continue the policies of rapprochetensions are n toald The cause of his death was listed as He was hospitalized at a Barcelona meant initiated by President Reagan. tensions, they are not totally "heart failure brought on by crici November after being A majority said they believed U.S.b e d t e d b pneumonia." stricken with pneumonia that led to Soviet relations would improve better. severed breathing and heart under Bush. "Only 15 percent of the King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia problems. A month ago Dali was "Soviet people have friendly respondents described them as good, sent a telegram of condolence to hospitalized in Figueres with internal feelings toward Americans," Tass three-fourths said they were Jordi Pujol, president of the regional hemorrhaging but was released on said. "Seven percent expressed deep satisfactory and three percent government of Catalonia, in which Christmas Day. affection, 64 percent friendliness, six catagorized them as bad," Tass said. they said, "we want to express our Traffic was halted in Figueres to percent were indifferent, 12 percent "Sixty four percent believe that they profound grief for the loss of a allow an ambulance bearing Dali's treat Americans cautiously and only will improve under President Bush." Catalan, a universal Spaniard, who body to take him to the Galatea 0.2 percent were openly hostile," the Many of the people polled "wished was personally close to us. Tower, a wing of the Dali Museum news agency said in publishing the him good health and success," Tass "We also want to pay homage to where the painter had lived since poll results. said. Commander-in-Chief .Gen. Fred F. Woerner Assistant NCOIC .SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Affairs .Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff .SSgt. Laurie Scott-Keller is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Editor/NCOIC .SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Sgt. Monique Chere published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor .Colin Hale SrA. John Stricklin Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of Composing Room .Rosemary Chong the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Carolyn Coffey Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view Sheila L. Hall of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. he T ro p ic T im es Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.

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Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 3 hemisphere Sandinistas celebrate end of Reagan presidency MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) -The Sandinista leadership has of state industry that are sure to Sandinistas also contributed to the Like a groggy boxer who just won a been secretly discussing an come, for example, will cause crisis through neglect and 15-pound fight, Nicaragua's emergency economic program that, massive layoffs and grinding poverty mismanagement. Sandinista leaders marked the end of according to a source close to the among the very working classes the The inflation rate is measured in the Reagan era over the weekend government, "will shock everyone Sandinistas have pledged to defend. the thousands of percent, massive with tired but happy celebrations. with its endorsement of free-market "We realize the costs of doing this unemployment is getting worse, and "Reagan is gone, the revolution i principles." now, but it is better to bear the costs the Sandinistas' "mixed economy" of staying," read banners hung One senior official said: "We are now than to have the economy state and private enterprise is mired throughout the capital of Managua rethinking a lot of things -collapse around us," a middle-level in inefficiency and recession. in a public gesture of nose-thumbing reorganizing a lot of errors that we Sandinista official said. Ironically, the morass could lead at thma n wb tre o nse-gtumbing couldn't admit when we were in the If it did nothing else, the Reagan Marxist Nicaragua to turn to at the man who tried for eight years middle of a war." administration's hostility toward the something dear to Reagan's heart without success. The actions that may be necessary Sandinistas united them in the face of free-market economic principles. to salvage the economy, including a a greater threat. To resolve this mess, economists of But Nicaragua's leaders must now turn toward free-market policies, an With the Bush administration now all stripes agree, the Sandinistas will climb right back into the ring to do accommodation with Washington sending signals that it will follow a have to make drastic cuts in the state battle with President Reagan's andatrucewithdomesticopponents, less confrontational approach, budget, trim government-owned legacy; a numbing economic and run counter to some of the government policy makers may have firms and make peace with private political crisis that threatens to shake Sandinistas' most dearly held less need for unity. That reduction of businessmen they have alienated in the very foundations of their socialist reveyutionprinciples. external pressure could create new past years. revolution. A Marxist economist who advises fissures as the Sandinistas confront They are also likely to seek a truce Though only time will tell whether the government complained recently their monumental problems. of some kind with the Bush the economic and political problems that some sectors are "trying to Reagan lost the Contra war, but in administration and to negotiate with can topple the Sandinistas after an reintroduce capitalism to Nicaragua" a very real sense he won the equally the domestic opposition, because the army of 15,000 U.S.-backed Contra and expressed concern that reformist important non-violent conflict by government needs a period of rebels could not bring down the tendencies could "undermine the imposing against Nicaragua an diplomatic and political calm to government, Nicaragua seems revolution's political base." economic campaign that has brought implement economic reforms that certain to be in for some changes. The budget cuts and rationalization the country to the brink of ruin. The are certain to prove controversial. Brazil 1993: stay a republic or move to monarchy RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -A finally.the people will be able to say descendant of Pedro II as king of monarchy" on television. He lives in provision slipped into the what kind of government they want." Brazil's 144 million people, who the former imperial summer retreat constitution approved last year His constitutional provision calls inhabit an area larger than the 48 of Petropolis, founded by and named requires Brazilians to vote in 1993 on for free time on radio and television contiguous United States. for his royal ancestor, in the whether to remain a republic or stations, most of which are privately There's a potential hitch in that, mountains 40 miles north of Rio. return to the monarchy overthrown a owned, to get the message across however. Two heirs--the emperor's Domingues, the advertising man, century ago. before the referendum. great-grandson Pedro Ii's daughter said: "We are not going to get Who would be king of Latin The Monarchic Movement points Princess Isabel, claim to be the true involved in names. The situation is America's largest and most populous out that relatively few presidents heir to the throne. very complicated. What we're nation is another question, which the have served their full terms in Brazil Pedro Gastao, 75, said he would be interested in is the principle of constitution says Congress would and repressive military dictatorships willing "to explain the advantages of monarchy." decide. Royalists tend to favor a ruled in 1930-1945 and 1964-1985. descendant of Pedro II, the last king, Leaders of the movement credit who was deposed by the military in the monarchy with preventing Brazil 1889. from being broken up into small Their campaign already is afoot. faction-ridden countries, their view r__ "Monarchy is the cheapest, most of the part of Latin America modern and most democratic form colonized by Spain. of government," Rep. Cunha Bueno, On the other side are such as author of the constitutional clause, Marcello Alencar, Rio's newly -dNr told about 150 people at the first elected mayor, of the socialist-PPpibneeting of the Constitutional oriented Democratic Labor Party. Monarchic Movement. He told an interviewer: } AIe9o"Monarchy defends the people "Monarchism is ajoke. Brazil has no K. / .s p' against their own government. The tradition or political structure along B a Svdr most advanced nations in the world those lines. Forget it." have it," said Bueno, who is 38 and a Comments like that do not faze / five-term congressman of the rightist Bueno. "We know we are up against Social Democratic Party. a lot of prejudice," he said, "but once He named Japan, Sweden, the people understand what -o Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, monarchy is, we will win." Britain and Belgium. Caio Domingues, head of a large Applause filled the salon in one of advertising agency working with the Rio's old, establishment hotels, a pro-monarchy campaign, said: -,cOce.n room of chandeliers and crimson "Brazil must rethink its form of drapes with none of the glitz of government. The one we have now tourism, evidently hasn't worked." D. S uA Most of those attending were Domingues cited current annual elderly; there were men with canes inflation of more than 1,000 percent dressed in the style of plantation and Brazil's $121 billion foreign debt, days. A few were young, including a largest in the Third World. He wore woman in a striped blouse who had a a golden royal crown pin in his lapel. motorcycle helmet tucked under an Ovidio da Cunha declared at the arm. monarchy meeting: "Brazil is Brazil became independent as a rotten!" He observed that federal monarchy, the only Latin American congressmen have raised their own nation to do so. It happened in 1822 pay to the equivalent of about when the man who became Emperor $150,000 a year while the minimum Pedro I rebelled against his father, wage set by the government remains King Joao VI of Portugal. at less than $3 a day. After the abdication of Pedro I, his Da Cunha, 76, is still active as a son Pedro II reigned for nearly 50 sociology professor at Fluminense 0.qqqq years until military officers Federal University in suburban Rio. overthrew him 100 years ago and He said a king would be like "a proclaimed a republic. referee in a soccer game, or like a In an interview, the monarchist circuit breaker that shuts off the Bueno said: "The so-called republic electricity before the house catches was actually a military coup shoved fire." down the people's throats. Now, Bueno said most royalists want a

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4 Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 U.S. news Brother's search Twins born 12 days apart for his sister SAN ANTONIO (UP I) -membrane despite the delivery of his between the birth of her first and ends after 78 years Premature twins were successfully twin brother. second twins. delivered 12 days apart in a The delay allowed the second baby Both are doing well, although they procedure so rare doctors at to develop more fully before delivery. are expected to remain in the hospital BROKEN ARROW, Okla. Humana Women's Hospital think it "To have one baby and still be another week or two until they attain (UPI) -The search lasted almost could be a first in North America, pregnant, that sounds like a at least 4 pounds 8 ounces each. 78 years. doctors said last week. (National) Enquirer headline," Dr. Mark Paine, Landez's The photograph was old and Doctors said the success of the Landez, a chemist at Kelly Air Force obstetrician, said that the success of faded, but not quite forgotten. deliveries could mean a better chance Base, joked in her hospital room the procedure with Landez should After all, she is his sister. of survival for other premature prior to a news conference on the encourage other physicians to try the "It's been a struggle," said Leo twins, technique. technique, especially because 0. Meyers. "But there's nary a Her husband Christopher prematurity is a major problem road that doesn't have an end to After her water burst during Landez is an architectural intern, among twins, occurring 25 percent of it." premature labor,Norma Landez gave the time. The end of that lonesome road birth Jan. 5 to son Aaron Jacob, who Mrs. Landez was in especially "The main advantage is adding came when Meyers, 81, finally was more than two months early. good spirits because Joshua was time for the second baby to grow located his 78-year-old sister, The infant weighed a mere 2 pounds born healthy Tuesday, weighing 3 more mature, Paine said. Edith Davis, adopted as an infant 6 ounces, and had to be placed pounds 7 ounces, nearly a pound He explained that even a few days when their parents were divorced. immediately on a respirator. more than his twin brother. can make a lot of difference in He finally located her, living on But in a procedure so rare that no Doctors said the extra 12 days helping a child avoid breathing a farm near Enid, Okla., just 140 major medical journal had any Joshua spent in the womb allowed disorders and other complications miles away. report of its ever being done fuller development of his lungs so common am o n g premature Leo went to live with his father's intentionally in North America, that he could breathe on his own youngsters, and that the procedure parents after the divorce, and Landez's physician used surgery and from birth and did not require a was being done with increasing Edith was adopted by James and medication to prevent for 12 days the respirator. frequency in Europe where the Ada Fisher, 6 months before birth of the second boy, Joshua "I could tell he was growing separation between the births of one James Fisher died. Edith and her David, who still was protected in the quickly," Landez said of the nearly twin and another had been delayed adoptive mother moved to a farm womb in an intact fluid-filled two weeks she was bed-ridden as long as five weeks. near Enid. Meyers moved around the Broken Arrow, a Tulsa suburb.as i w ge co r b tle n M s country and finally settled in n si wa e co r b tle n M s. Meenrr sa he gan searchg GAY HEAD, Mass. (UPI) -family compound on Cape Cod. The lawyer representing Onassis in nes for Edith in s93rafter Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is They say she visits often, but dons a could not be reached for comment. his first child was born and the last waging a court battle with disguise of sunglasses, bandana and a "For years, we have gone down to time he saw his mother. Wampanoag Indians over land on visor for a trip to nearby shops. the beach and been met by a guard Meyers obtained his first lead at scenic Martha's Vineyard where, Members of the Vanderhoop and told we can't go on the his mother's funeral when he legend holds, a tribal chief retreated family, descendants of the property," said Thelma Weissberg, showed a baby picture of Edith to to sand dunes to escape the white Wampanoag Indian tribe that great granddaughter of the original his stepfather, who said Edith had man. originated on Gay Head, have laid Vanderhoop family owners. gone to live with a couple in Enid. A lawyer for a Wampanoag family orgntdnGaHehveli Vnehopfmyowrs gl claim to 11/2 acres of land in the Onassis wants the disputed parcel After decades of frustration, said he will go to land court in Boston middle of Onassis' property. to be sold, Sulla said. The Meyers and his wife Thelma next week to seek access to land Oob sld Suasi.Th persuaded a judge to open the located in the middle of Onassis' While Onassis has a claim to the Vanderhoops fear she would then try adoption records. They showed property on the picturesque Iresort parcel, at least 18 Vanderhoops also to buy it, using her enormous wealth the judge a baby book containing island off Cape Cod. own shares in the parcel and want to outbid the family. a photograph of Edith, which Onassis, widow of slain President access to it. Onassis bought her land in 1976 persuaded him although the John F. Kennedy, owns more than "If you have a parcel with no for about $3 million. The land family name was misspelled. 300 acres of property in the town of access, by implication you need a surrounded, but did not include, the Friends intervened, and finally Gay Head on the island's western right to get there," said Boston I/2 acre parcel owned by the the missing sister was located. shore. She built a two-story, gray lawyer Paul Sulla, representing the Vanderhoop family. "I am glad that you two finally wood house on the property as a Vanderhoops. "She's using the lack found me," Edith Davis said in a private retreat and posted guards on of access to claim that the land is not To protect her own land, Onassis letter to Meyers and his wife, all sides to keep the curious out. worth much because nobody can get bought a portion of the Vanderhoop shortly after their first visit. "I feel Gay Head residents call the to it. So I have to assert the right of parcel for about $1,000 in the late like I've been cheated." property "Onassis' compound"-access to maintain it's dividable. If I 1970s from Julia Andrada, a family separate from the famed Kennedy can get to that land, it's worth a lot." member now deceased. 49% feel risks outweigh economic benifits National poll indicates nuclear dump is a bad deal for Nevada SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -A The survey showed people believe Nevadans thought economic benefits In a departure from the "NIMBY" high-level nuclear waste dump is a the dump could have serious "ripple outweighed risks, compared to 22.7 theory--not in my back yard--that bad economic deal for Nevada effects" on Nevada's economy, percent nationally. nobody wants a dump located near because the risks would outweigh the scaring away vacationers, retirees, their town, Utah State University benefits, a national opinion survey new business and industry. Twenty percent of the Nevadans researcher Richard Krannich found showed last week. "Nevada has to be concerned thought the state was the safest place high levels of support for the dump in Results of the survey, presented to about the effect on its image" of to stash the nuclear waste, but twice the areas closest to Yucca mountain, the annual meeting of the American being the nation's nuclear waste as many-40 percent-disagreed. sparsely populated and economically Association for the Advancement of dump, Paul Slovic, an Oregon Forty-two percent disagreed that depressed Amargosa Valley, 16 miles Science, showed Nevada residents researcher said. Nevada was the best place for the away, and Beatty, 45 miles away. were uncovinced their state was the The survey was commissioned by dump because the state already is a safest place for the dump, but were a the state of Nevada shortly before nuclear weapons testing ground, but "Some peope are willing to accept bit more optimistic about its Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest 27 percent believed the dump the risks if economic benefits are economic potential. of Las Vegas, was selected over belonged in Nevada because of the there," Krannich said. The majority of Nevadans polled Hanford, Wash., and Deaf Smith, test site. Opposition to the dump was in the March, 1987, survey agreed an Texas, as the preferred site for More than 50 percent of those stronger in areas northeast-and underground repository was the best permanently storing high-level waste polled nationally and in Nevada downwind-of the Nevada test site way to store high-level waste, but from the nation's 108 commercial thought the most serious risk of a that would b the Nevae path of a thought each region of the country nuclear reactors. repository would be transporting radiation leak. Communities along should have one. Researchers conducted random waste through the state, and nearly Highway 93 would be affected by The survey was made when the telephone surveys of 1,001 people in 80 percent thought a transportation nuclear waste transportation. Energy Department was considering Nevada and 1,201 nationally. The cent thoig snta three states as possible sites for the findings were remarkably similar in accident was likely. William Desvousges of the Center dump, but the results were never most categories. Nearly three-quarters thought an for Economics in North Carolina, released until now. Nevada was In both groups, 49 percent accident at the dump would cause one of the researchers, said the selected from the three to be studied disagreed that economic benefits of a certain death and that the waste was survey showed that people who were as the dump site, but no final decision repository would gicatly outweigh likely to leak into underground more knowledgeable about nuclear has been made to build it there. the risks. Twenty-lor percent of the water, waste thought it was less risky.

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Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 5 U.S. news Reagan escapes tragic link F leaves office in good health WASHINGTON (UPI) -Ronald during a trip to the Pacific northwest Reagan, sometimes called one of the in 1923. He developed pneumonia luckiest men to hold the Oval Office, and died in August. broke a bizarre and tragic link that McKinley was elected in 1896 but haunted the presidency for nearly a re-elected in "zero-year" 1900. In century and a half -the so-called September 1901, visiting the Pau zero-year curse. American Exposition in Buffalo, Ever since William Henry N.Y., he was shot while unwittingly Harrison won the White House in shaking hands with his assassin. He 1840, every American president died eight days later. elected in a year ending in zero had Harding, elected in 1920, fell ill died in office. Until Reagan. in July, 1881, and, while the bullets In fact, with the exception of themselves did not appear lifeZachary Taylor, the only presidents threatening, he developed an to die in office were those elected infection and died in September. during "zero years." Taylor won election in 1848 and lost his life in Roosevelt, the nation's longest1850.serving president, was the one to Though there appears to be no twist the hex the most. First elected agreed-upon source of the legend, the in 1932, he was re-elected in 1936, story cited most often involves 1940 and 1944. Even he could not Harrison and his military service, in escape completely, however, and which he was known for fighting withm three months of his fourth Indians and is alleged to have been inauguration, he died April 12, 1945 responsible for the death of of a cerebral hemorrhage. Tecumseh. Kennedy, when he defeated According to legend, an Indian Richard Nixon in 1960, was at 43 the hex was cast on the ninth president youngest man ever elected to the and certain successors. White House. Assassinated in Dallas in November, 1963, at age 46, he also At age 68, at that time the oldest was the youngest president to die in man to assume the presidency, office. Harrison delivered his 1841 inaugural address in chilly March Reagan, elected in 1980, was less weather, speaking for more than an than three weeks from his 70th hour and a half. He developed birthday when he was inaugurated, pneumonia and died in April. surpassing Harrison as the oldest "Zero-year" presidents since then man to achieve the presidency. were Abraham Lincoln, James Within months of assuming the Garfield, William McKinley, Warren office, he was shot i the chest by Harding, Franklin Roosevelt and John Hinckley Jr. outside John Kennedy. Washington hotel March 30, 1981. Lincoln, elected in 1860, was reBut Reagan proceeded to make a elected in 1864 and was the first recovery that astonished doctors. president to be assassinated. He was And in the only other major concern shot to death in April 1865, slightly about his health -in 1985, the first more than a month after being sworn year of his second term, when he was in for his second term. found to have a cancerous growth FormerPresident and Mrs. Reagan wavefarewellas they prepare to leavefor Garfield, elected in 1880, was the -he also managed a quick recovery their retirement home in California. Accompanying them is thefamily dog, next to be assassinated.He was shot after surgery. Rex. (APLaserphoto) Gang killings still'busiest game'in Los A ngeles LOS ANGELES (UPI) -At least nights," Allsup said. collapsed from head injuries and died who was standing on the other side," 22 people were killed in weekend A police officer who spotted about 30 minutes later, he said. Rosa said. The gunfire also wounded violence, including two gunned down full of the armed whgasp d ar Eugene Simien, 39, was arrested a 5-year-old girl and a 16-year-old during a gang war shooting spree following the shootings chased them and booked on suspicion of murder boy, he said. that spread across a suburban as the gunmen fired at him. The dt Thin ate eewere kid ni hbohod ad left eiht other in shootings and beatings Friday neighborhood anl id Mond ers fleeing car crashed into a fence, he A 27-year-old Hispanic man was afternoon through Saturday, police wounded, said. found dead of gunshot wounds in a said. "We're the busiest game in town Koreatown alley about 7 a.m. today" said coroner's office abandoning at least two assault Sunday, Sgt. Ray Heslop said. No investigator Craig Harvey. "I came andngatestwo saut motive had been determined for the rifles, including an AK-47, in front slaying. The dead man's name was in at six o'clock and had three yards, Allsup said. Police cordoned withheld. (homicides) one after the other." off the area and evacuated homes in In the most recent slaying, a group an unsuccessful search for the Another man, Miguel Garcia, 23, of "Crisps" gang members drove into suspects. was shot to death inside Las Playas a "Bloods" gang neighborhood in In an unrelated gang slaying, a 20Restaurant in suburban Paramount Pomona, a suburb of Los Angeles, at year-old man was shot and killed in a about 5 a.m., sheriff's deputy Pat 8 p.m. Sunday, where they opened south Los Angeles parking lot about Hunter said. fire on the street. The shooting left 11 p.m. Sunday, Detective J.D. Furr two people wounded, one critically, said. .The victim's name was A gunman opened fire shortly Lt. Ernie Allsup said. withheld. before midnight Saturday at a party at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall The roving gang members then Another man was killed by shots in the Wilmington area near the Los opened fire on people on two other fired from a passing cab as he walked Angeles harbor when he and other nearby streets, killing Guadalupe north on a street in the Hyde Park gang members were barred from Garcia, 19,and wounding threeother area of south Los Angeles about 9:10 crashing a "presentation" party for a Ai, A9lsup said. p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Edmund Wilson 15-year-old girl, Police Sgt. Tony Tmen hooting were apparently a said. Dennis Perry, 36, ran across the Rosa said. continuation of gang warfare in the street where he collapsed and died. The security guard, David Eugene area that began Saturday night when Patricia Lynn Hardison, 37, was Ryan, 41, of Wilmington, locked the one man was killed and three others beaten during an argument behind a door to prevent their entry and then wounded in three spearate shootings, south Los Angeles garage about 2 "several suspects armed with bats police said. The man killed Saturday a.m. Sunday, Furr said. She walked and pipes began beating on the night was identified as Charles to her home in another garage in the door," Rosa said. Thomas, 30. same block and went to sleep. She "Then one suspect opened fire at "It's been a mess out there for two got up about I1 a.m. Sunday, the door, hitting and killing Ryan,

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6 Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 J financial news Russia to devalue ruble 50% in 1990 MOSCOW (AP) -The Soviet reducing the ruble's extreme overforeigntrade,nottouristsandSoviet newspaper Socialist Industry. government has decided to devalue valuation under Soviet-set exchange citizens, the diplomat said. Western economists said they were the ruble by 50 percent on some rates. The black market rate for the The changes are designed to baffled by the delay, noting that it foreign trade deals in 1990, and to ruble is 20 to 25 cents. encourage foreign firms to build throws current trade negotiations allow Western capitalist companies "A lot of people have become very factories that will ease the Soviet into chaos because foreigners would to operate almost independently on excited," said a Western diplomat, Union's shortage of consumer goods gain by waiting for the more Soviet soil, a newspaper said. but he said the Soviets reportedly and medical supplies, according to a favorable exchange rates. The ruble appears to be set for a have 3,000 exchange rates depending policy statement from the Council of The newspaper called the slide from $1.60 to 80 cents, on the product and the partner, and Ministers published in economic devaluation an interim step toward a dramatically cutting the price of have not said which will experience journals in recent days. new set of exchange rates to be Soviet goods to foreign buyers. the full 50 percent drop. The devaluation is scheduled for installed on Jan. 1, 1991. The action is the first step toward The devaluation will affect only Jan. 1, 1990, according to the The policy statement promised that foreign firms, now limited to 49 percent ownership of joint ventures, 18 indicted in Chicago for fraud would be allowed to negotiate their stakes and even send in their managers to run the companies. Chicago (UPI) --Eighteen former Boston headquarters, Nov. 24, 1986. Connolly, who was accused of "It's a lot closer"to major Westernmanagers and sales representatives The FCCB boiler room, operating racketeering and conspiracy and companies' desire for real control, of a defunct commodities trading at two Chicago-area sites, persuaded named in 170 counts of mail and wire and at least 90 percent ownership, firm have been charged with 2,600 investors to trust the firm with fraud, faces a maximum of 890 years before they invest in Soviet defrauding investors of at least $22.7 $40.6 million. The investors lost in prison if convicted on all charges. operations, said one American million, federal prosecutors said more than $22.7 million, Valukas The government is also seeking $1.7 businessman in Moscow. recently. said, million in proceeds of the fraud from "One of the reasons they've been A 187-count indictment and a Connolly. cool toward the joint venture law is separate criminal complaint accuse Nationwide, FCCB obtained Named in a five-count criminal they'd like to operate their own former employees of First investments of more than $600 complaint was Ross A. Bernard, 37, wholly owned subsidiaries in the Commodity Corp., of Boston of million from 47,000 clients, the Hinsdale, Ill., charged with Soviet Union," he said. misrepresenting the market through government said. Valukas declined racketeering and conspiracy, and The joint venture would be a boiler room telephone sales to estimate how much of that amount Stephen L. Barnard, 38, Flossmoor, allowed to pay for housing and other operation, U.S. Attorney Anton R. was lost by investors. Ill., charged with three counts of mail services for its foreign employees out Valukas said. Sixteen of the suspects, including and wire fraud. The two were FCCB of its ruble earnings, rather than be FCCB, which ceased operations in David Connolly, 48, Teaneck, N.J., office managers in Oak Brook and forced to spend additional hard' February 1987, also is the target of FCCB national vice president for Chicago. currency, he said. federal investigators in Boston, New sales, were named in an indictment The other 15 people indicted were The policy statement also York, Miami, and San Francisco. charging they engaged in mail and all employees working for Connolly promised that firms manufacturing The probe began when FBI agents wire fraud and racketeering by using and the Barnards. consumer goods and medical served search warrants at FCCB's "high pressure" sales tactics. Commodities involved in the fraud products in the Soviet Union would included silver, gold, heating oil, be allowed to take some profits Wholesale prices rise 4% in 1988 orange juice and sugar. home. WASHINGTON (AP) -higher this year. Factory output highest in decade Wholesale prices, boosted by a 0.4 All other finished goods in 1988 percent increase in December, rose 4 rose 4.3 percent. WASHINGTON (UPI) -Factory fed said. percent for all of 1988, the fastest In December, food prices fell a operating rated edged up another 0. 1 The industrial production index pace since the nation began emerging slight seasonally adjusted 0.1 percentage point notch in December reached 140.2 of the 1977 average in from double-digit inflation near the percent, energy costs edged up only to 84.2, the highest rate in more than December, 4.7 percent ahead of beginning of the decade, the 0.2 percent, but everything else 10 years, and industrial production December, 1987. government said last week, jumped 0.6 percent, the biggest also climbed 0.3 percent, the federal 'The two reports may raise fears The gain in the Labor increase since September. reserve said last week. that industry is reaching the limits of Department's Producer Price Index This is the third consecutive month Operating rates at the nation's what it can produce without either for finished goods, one stop short of of good news for grocery shoppers. factories, mines and utilities, with the expanding or becoming unable to the retail level, was nearly double last Prices were unchanged in November 0.1 percentage point December meet demand, which could set off a year's 2.2 percent increase. It was the after a 0.1 percent decline in October. advance to 84.2 percent of capacity, round of price hikes. biggest gain since 1981, when costs However, that period of stability was have climbed 4.5 percentage points That could prompt the fed to keep jumped 7.1 percent. preceded by seven consecutive over the past two years with most interest rates high or send them The index was propelled upward months of increases from early industries posting gains, higher to cool demand. by a drought-induced 5.7 percent spring through the summer. industrial 03 The capacity utilization report increase in food prices. they had With the end of unseasonably Industrial production climbed 0.3 showed that some major U.S. showed no change in 1987. moderate temperatures in many percent in December, after a 0.4 industries have posted strong Meanwhile, energy prices, which parts of the country in December, percent gain in November, increases in operating rates, had soared 11.2 percent in 1987, fell fuel oil soared 8.5 percent and continuing a steady advance in especially primary metals, chemicals, 3.4 percent in 1988. However, with natural gas rose 3.3 percent. production that began in August, fabricated metal products, nonthe production agreement reached by Gasoline prices, however, fell 3.5 1987, the fed said. electrical machinery and motor the OPEC nations in November, percent, holding back overall energy The jump was led by a sharp rise in vehicles and parts. analysts expect oil prices to head gains. production of motor vehicles and The chemical industry operated at For other items, a sharp 5.7 continued strength in construction 89.8 percent of capacity in Classified ads must be percent increase in tobacco prices supplies, the fed said. Automobile November, the last month for'which and significant gains of 0.9 percent in assemblies increased to an annual figures were available. That is the in by 9 a.m. on Monday automobile costs and 0.7 percent in rate of 7.9 million units from the 7.6 highest level since June, 1951, the fed women's clothing led the index. million unit rate in November, the said. NEW YORK (AP) -Sales, closing price and net change of the 15 most active I monday's most active stocks New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1. Name Volume Last Chg. TexEastn 2,820,200 48 1/2 +1 1/4 NEW YORK (AP) -Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active FordMotor 2,779,400 52 1/4 -1/4 American Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than $1. Boeing 2,166,600 58 1/2 -1 3/8 Name Volume Last Chg. RJR Nab 2,136,800 94 3/4 -1/8 WangLabB 733,900 8 3/8 NEW YORK (AP) Most active over-the-counter stocks supplied by NASD. ChaseManh 1,874,600 31 1/8 -1/4 TexacoCda 554,100 34 1/4 +1/8 Name Bid Asked Chg. Texaco 1,684,200 54 1/8 -1 1/2 FruitLoom 500,100 6 7/8 -1/8 MCI 6,138,700 21 3/4 -3/4 Occident P 1,601,600 27 3/8 +3/8 TexasAirCp 499,800 14 1/8 -1/8 SunMc s 2,042,500 18 7/8 +3/8 Caterpllr 1,522,400 59 3/8 -1/2 EchoBay 436,604 15 1/2 +1/4 Liposm 1,729,000 2 3/4 -1/8 Maytag 1,423,400 20 3/4 +3/4 EngySvc 366,500 2 1/2 -1/8 AppleC 1,611,900 41 Amer TT 1,402,600 29 3/8 -1/8 Crystalail 294,100 2 Miniscr 1,220,000 6 7/8 +1/4 Chevron 1,329,500 48 7/8 -3/8 Amdahl s 261,900 19 3/4 -3/8 Intel 1,218,100 23 1/2 -1/2 Disney 1,197,300 69 3/4 +1 1/8 TIE Comm 259,400 1 3/4 ReutH s 1,129,100 32 3/4 +3/8 GenElct 1,096,100 45 1/8 -3/8 Diasonics 172,600 2 5/16 Oracle 961,200 22 1/4 -1/8 Amoco 1,086,500 75 5/8 -3 NtlAset 910,700 1 3/8 1 7/16 +1/8 Exxon 1,071.700 44 3/4 -1/4 Zycad 868,500 3 1/8

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Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 7 military news U.S. purchases Soviet MiGs, defense equipment WASHINGTON (UPI) -The and weapons are still obtained United States for the past year has "through the customary government been buying on the "open market" means" to prevent the Soviet Union Soviet MiG fighters and Soviet air from knowing Washington has defense equipment for testing and obtained and tested them, he said. evaluation by the U.S. military, a But beginning in 1988, the United A defense official said recently. States for the first time purchased The deputy director of the other aircraft, weapons systems and 0 .1 Pentagon's Operational Test and equipment on the open market. Evaluation Office, Karl Pflock, said The director of the Operational Washington for the first time bought Test and Evaluation Office, John "on the world market" Soviet MiGKrings, developed the "capability 15s, 17s, 19s and 21s -both improvement program" and unarmed and armed with Soviet envisions the plan will save the weapons. government tens of millions of In addition, the Pentagon is dollars. buying Soviet air defense equipment Previously, the unclassified that, when completed, will amount to portion of the weapons testing that of an air defense system of two program relied solely on U.S. Russian ground regiments and be simulations of Soviet aircraft. similar to what U.S. pilots might face American warplanes would be in event of war. reconfigured into Soviet MiGs so "We get them on the world they could fly in mock dogfights. market," Pflock said. "Basically we A "simulated" MiG created from G get them through source or through an old F-4 might cost "millions of MiG-23/FLOGGER G All-Weather Counterair Fighter (arms) dealers." dollars" compared to the cost of recently, to be the kind of things we market before, Pflock replied, "No He explained that "though source" $200,000 for an actual Mig, and the might encounter in a threat on a dayone took the management decision to meant some of the older MiGs were latter would provide more accurate to-day basis," Pflock said. "It's more do it." bought through aircraft trade and extensive data on the Soviet likely our guys are going to go up The airplanes are only a very. publications, "to my knowledge, no fighter, Pflock said. against 21s small slice of this he said. "We are one has sent an order into the "We can get them dramatically Two Navy F-14 Tomcats shot also acquiring air defense radars and Kremlin for these babies," he said. more cheaply than in the past and use down two Libyan MiG-23s in The United States previously them in relatively open fashion. international airspace over the ground equipment, communications obtained most Soviet planes and You're saving tremendous amounts Mediterranean Sea Jan. 4 after the and command control equipment. weapons via clandestine or "spooky of money. .and exposing more Libyans acted in what the Pentagon that would provide air defense for a means," Pflock said. As a result, he ordinary soldiers, pilots and sailors called a "hostile manner." Pflock Soviet two-regiment operation on added, it was "very difficult" to get to the threat systems." said Congress approved $59 million .the ground. them out in public for operations He said the Mig-15sare "old birds" for the program in fiscal 1988 and the "We have parts of that now and tests." that flew against American pilots same amount for fiscal 1989. we are still in the process of getting "So we went out into the open during the Korean War but the MiGPresident Reagan requested $121 it," he said, adding that in the end it market and we have obtained Soviet 21s might provide valauable learning million in his fiscal 1990 budget will represent "the air defense or Soviet-threat equipment," he said. tools for U.S. airmen. proposal. capability that they (the Soviets) "We have been quite successful." "The 21s are probably more likely, Asked why the Pentagon had not would have to bring to bear against The most advanced Soviet aircraft witness what happened in the Med bought Soviet weapons on the open our air attack." Some tactical weapons to be removed, says Moscow VIENNA (UPI) -Western Shevardnadze told the conference territories of other countries, the He said the Soviets were not officials welcomed a Soviet that the Soviets, in the framework of Soviet Union will withdraw from "engaged in the modernization of announcement that Moscow will previously anounced troop central Europe military formations tactical nuclear missiles" and remove some tactical weapons from reductions in East Germany, and units with all their organic implicitly urged the west to adopt a eastern Europe, but noted that the Czechoslovakia and Hungary, also armaments, including tactical similar stance. NATO allies had already reduced would withdraw tactical or nuclear systems," he said in his But Ambassador Stephen their own nuclear arsenal by about battlefield nuclear weapons assigned speech. Ledogar, chief U.S. negotiator for 2,400 warheads. to those troops. "We proceed from the premise that forthcoming Vienna talks on The Soviet announcement was "Pursuingitsdeclaredfundamental nuclear weapons are a step conventional arms reductions, said made by Foreign Minister Eduard objective of removing any foreign backward, not forward,"Shevardnadze the U.S. would continue to update its Shevardnadze during the final day of military presence and bases from the said. tactical nuclear systems. the 35-nation Vienna Conference on European Security and Human p l t o c h h n Rights. Guard reports pilots unprepared for night flying In addition to the removal of some tactical weapons, Shevardnadze also SANTA ANA, Calif. (UPI) -"You can't train with something times, greatly increasing a pilot's promised the Soviets would Most of the Army National Guard's you don't have," Mensik said. ability to fly at night, but they also announce by the end of the month helicopter pilots are unprepared for The National Guard is expected to cause blurry vision and illusions, and "data on the numbers of troops and dangerous night flying missions due fight alongside regular Army units in tend to be blinded by clouds and bad armaments" of the Warsaw pact. to inadequate training and time of war, and is also charged with weather. NATO welcomed the Soviet equipment shortages, it was reported flying anti-drug and firefighting Regular Army units are beginning announcement, but noted the west at the weekend. missions and acting as a major source to get ne w goggles designed already had significantly reduced its About 4,500 Guard pilots have too of rescue and transportation during specifically for pilots, but the Guard nuclear arsenal in Europe. little experience to fly safely with earthquakes and other disasters. fliers are stuck with the old A NATO spokesman in Brussels night-vision goggles due to a Many of these missions would driver goggles, the paper said. said if the Soviet decision "signals nationwide shortage of the devices, require extensive flights in darkness They will not be getting the new that. .the Soviets are now beginning the Orange County Register said. involving the use of night-vision devices for years and must fly with to realize that their potential far The Guard pilots are also goggles. the more dangerous models. exceeds legitimate requirements, we hampered by obsolete and dangerous The Register reported December can only find such steps encouraging. types of goggles that are being that 134 servicemen have died and 62 "The Guard has a serious goggle "Let me point out that NATO, at replaced in other branches of the helicopters have crashed in the past problem," said Capt. Daniel Nelan, its own initiative, has already military. 10 years during flights with nightoperations officer for the 140th unilaterally reduced its own theater The problem is especially acute in vision goggles that were never flightAviation Regiment at the Los nuclear stockpile by some 2,400 the California National Guard, tested or designed for aviation. Alamitos Armed Forces Reserve warheads over the past several where 380 helicopter pilots have only The Army, Air Force and Marine Center. "There's no way for us to be years," the spokesman said. 14 pairs of goggles among them, Maj. Corps have continued using obsolete current in goggles." White House spokesman Marlin Steve Mensik, spokesman for the goggles--intended for truck drivers Guard units at Los Alamitos Fitzwater said in Washington that Guard in Sacramento told the paper. and ground troops, not fast-moving scheduled to be mobilized an sent to U.S. officials would wait to assess the As a result, night-vision training in aircraft--despite the high death rate South Korea in the event of war, ramifications of the announced the California Guard is at a and the existence of better equipment would be virtually helpless ;t night withdrawals, but said, "we welcome standstill, even though Army war designed specifically for fliers. without many more goggles and at any move to reduce the Soviet plans say night-vision flying is The goggles electronically amplify least a month of around-the-clock military forces." essential. moonlight and starlight thousands of training, Nelan said.

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Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 Entertainment Extra Your Horoscope Q. Could you please tell me how Matthew Broderick felt about Aries (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) You're problem with your mate has been portraying, Alan, a young homosexual in the current flick "Torch harboring some resentment toward causing you to be distracted on the Song Trilogy?" Anne, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. your mate which could have very job. However, don't despair. Things A. In "Torch Song," Matthew portrays the young male model lover of deleterious effects. Get things out in will clear up by the end of the week. Harvey Fierstein's character of Arnold. However, while this was Matthew's the open and you'll both feel much Spend the weekend in romantic first homosexual role on film, it was not his first role portraying a better. Spend time rejuvenating your pursuits. homosexual character. In the Tony Award-winning version of "Torch Song," a younger Broderick portrayed, David, the adopted gay song of Arnold feelings. (Fierstein) on the Broadway stage. Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Stay According to Matthew, the romantic scenes did not bother him at all. He Taurus (Apr. 20 to May 20) The away from the social scene this took it as part of his profession and a challange. Besides, Broderick admits beginning of the week will find you week. It's just not in your stars. that working in the theatre all these years, he works with as many gay as in a less motivated mood than either Should you step out, you just might straight people, so he was not uncomfortable at all. you or your superiors would like. find yourself in an argument with a However, by mid-week, you'll be in close friend who's been edgy of late. full swing again and will get much done. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your bills are not in order and Gemini (May 21 to June 20) This should be reviewed. You just might is not the week to get involved in find that you're being overcharged any discussions about finances with for something unjustly. Unexpected loved ones. Be patient for now, and visits from in-laws will grate on your things will work themselves out. nerves, but be tactful. Hobbies, social life and creative interests are favored. Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your business partner will take you Cancer (June 21 to July 22) This totally by surprise this week by will be a hectic week for you at doing something completely unantiwork, but you'll be able to work cipated. Maintain a professional through this and get much done. The distance and don't try to solve this weekend will be all the more by utilizing friendship. welcome for you. Relaxation should be tops on the list. Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Business discussions are not going Leo (July 23 to Aug. 22) The time as well as you'd like and you're is getting nearer for your vacation, facing much opposition. However, but some minor details still need although you're not in agreement, your attention before you can get the answer will lie with a combinaaway. The weekend is favored for tion of plans being discussed. romance and recreation. Pisces (Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) A Virgo (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This minor argument erupts with a friend, is not the time to mix friendship and but don't let it bother you too much. business so keep your distance for The storm will soon blow over. Your the time being. Take some time off career decisions will be right on and do your work at home. You'll target this week, so take advantage find yourself much more productive. of this. 1989 by King Features Synd. F Mosexual Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Q. How did Harvey Fierstein get started in show business, and what was his first big break? Trent, Las Vegas, Nev. A. According to Harvey, it was the late Andy Warhol who discovered him and cast him in "Pork," a play. In the production Harvey (in drag) portrayed a 250-pound asthmatic lesbian. At the time Harvey was only 16. Q. Is it true that Jack Klugman and Tony Randall are going to be 1. Phil Collins "Two Hearts" reprising their roles in a new "Odd Couple" series? Tina, Houston, (Atlantic) Last Week: No. 3 Texas 2. Bangles "In Your Room," A. Close, Tina, but no cigar. The two however, while not doing a regular (Columbia) No. 4 series, will reunite this April on NBC-TV for a special movie version of the 3. Taylor Dayne "Don't Rush popular 1970s' sitcom. And if it is a success, they will do one movie a year. Me," (Arista) No. 5 Q. Whatever happened to Errol Flynn's son, Sean? H.W., 4. Def Leppard "Armageddon It, Indianapolis, Ind. (Mercury/Polygram) No. 10 A. Sean Flynn was a combat journalist who covered the war in Vietnam. 5. Michael Jackson "Smooth He was reportedly killed during a fire fight although for a while, there were Criminal," (Epic) No. 8 rumors -long since proved inaccurate -that he'd been taken prisoner. 6. Boys Club "I Remember Hold _______________________________________________ ing You," (MCA) No. 6 Q. I just read that Jason Bateman directed a segment of "The 7. Kenny G "Silhouette," (Arista) Hogan Family." Come on, didn't the actors resent being told what to No. 7 do by a kid? I can't believe they'd let him get away with it. P. Daniels, 8. Annie Lenox & Al Green "Put Chicago, Ill. A Little Love In Your Heart," (A&M) A. Jason is 19 and, according to the Directors Guild of America, he is the No. 11 youngest person to direct a TV episode. As for his co-stars' reaction, they did 9. Karyn White "The Way You not resent it at all. As a matter of fact, they reportedly told the producer Love Me," (Warner Bros.) No. 12 they'd like to have him take the helm again. P.S. Most professionals are 10. Tiffany "All This Time, highly supportive of their colleagues and have no time for petty jealousies. (MCA) No. 13 Q. Was Pat Sajak ever secretly married to Vanna White and, if so, Top 10 R&B/Soul when did they secretly divorce, or are they still husband and wife? T.L., St. Louis, Mo.1.RbraFak"si,(Aln A. Pat is not married to anyone at the present time. He was married several tic) Last Week: No. 2 years ago, but not to Vanna White then, nor is he married to Vanna White 2. Vesta "Sweet, Sweet Love," (A& now. M) No. 3 Dwight Yoakam 3. Today "Him Or Me," (Motown) Q. The stars of the show, "Roseanne" -are they married to each No. 4 2. The Judds "Change Of Heart," other? M.O., Milwaukee, Wis. 4. Levert "Pull Over," (Atlantic) (RCA/Curb) No. 3 A. Roseanne Barr and John Goodman are not married to each other. No. 7 3. Shenandoah "Mama Knows," 5. Sheena Easton "The Lover In (Columbia/CBS) No. 4 Q. Why doesn't anyone mention the daughter John Lennon and Me," (MCA) No. 5 4. Rodney Cromwell "She's Yoko Ono had? Is there something wrong with her? W.G., Buffalo, N.Y. 6. Karyn White "Superwoman," Crazy For Leaving," (Columbia/CBS) A. Every now and then, we get a letter like this, especially after there's (Warner Bros.) No. 9 No. 11 been some news in the press about Lennon's two sons -Julian (by his first 7. Angela Bofill "I Just Wanna 5. Ballie & The Boys "Long wife) and Sean (with Yoko) -as there was recently. The daughter you may Stop," (Capitol) No. 6 Shot," (RCA) No. 12 be thinking of is the child Yoko had with her first husband. 8. Bobby Brown "Roni," (MCA) 6. Alabama "Song Of The South," Q. Bruce Springsteen reportedly didn't like the idea of his former No. 1eith Sweat "Don't Stop Your CA No. 6 wife, Julianne Phillips, working and that's what he said caused their Love," (Vintertainment/Elektra) -No T at Loveless Blue Side Of marriage to break up. But if he marries Patti Scialfa, would he insist 8. Rndy ra D she quit his band and stay home? Dee W., Westville, N.J. 10. Z'Looke "Can You Read My T. r," Trner Than A. Most people think Springsteen's comment about Julianne's acting Lips," (Orlpheus/EMI) No. 13 9. Dwight Yoakam "I Sang Dixie," career was just a smokescreen and probably wouldn't apply if he and Patti married. Incidentally, Patti is one of the E Street Band members who appear (Warner Bros./Reprise) No. 9 in Springsteen's new Video Anthology/1978-88 from Columbia. This is a 10. Kathy Mattea "Life As We complete output of conceptual and live peformance videos, all digitally 1. K.T. Oslin "Hold Me," (RCA) Know It," (Mercury) No. 10 mastered from the original analog source audio for the first time. This Last Week: No. 2 1989 by King Features Synd. long-form home video cassette (it has a running time of 100 minutes) by CBS Music Video Enterprises (CMV) should be in the stores by January 31. 1989 by King Features Synd.

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Tropic Times Jan. 25, 1989 lifestyle Hasbro expects Maxie to compete with Barbie by Ken Ross over by a single dominant product, blitz and a Saturday morning with JEM or go back and take a look analysts say. television show. at why and come up with a new doll?" PAWTUCKET, R.I. (UPI) -"Maxie is a better execution of the Paul Valentine of Standard & Hasbro interviewed girls ages 4-8 After a disappointing fling with fashion doll concept than JEM," said Poor's Corp. says she was a bit too and came away convinced there was "truly outrageous JEM," Hasbro Gary Jacobson of Kidder Peabody & flashy for young tastes. room for another entry on the Inc. expects its new blonde on the Co. "If it is possible to make inroads "The tagline on JEM was 'truly fashion doll scene. It launched Maxie block will fare better against Barbi, into (the market share of) Barbie, outrageous' and she was truly last March. the toy industry's dominant fashion then Maxie has a good shot at it." outrageous," Valentine said. "I have It made JEM a little bigger than doll for 30 years. Pawtucket-based Hasbro, the the old JEM catalog here and there Barbie, which meant that if a child Her name is Maxie, a doll who, as world's largest toymaker, said it has she is with purple hair and grotesque became hooked on JEM she would Hasbro puts it, "goes to the beach made a long-term commitment to eye makeup. Her friends hair ranges have to buy her clothes and other and dates a football player." She is Maxie and her "hot, hot hair and from yellow to blue to pink. accessories. less ostentatious than JEM, who was cool, cool clothes." It is pleased with "The second year they tried to tone But Hasbro found that may have a record industry executive by day its first-year showing. down JEM's makeup and hair colors been too large and too risky an and punk rock singer by night. "She met projections," said and made her dresses prettier and investment for merchandisers. So it How long Maxie will last is a spokesman Wayne Charness, who softer but it was too late," he said. made Maxie the same size as Barbie, matter of differing opinion. declined to release specific sales Charness acknowledged that JEM allowing children to slip her into According to toy industry analysts in figures. "We're very pleased and turned out to be a little far out for Barbie's wardrobe. New York, Maxie captured about 10 we're looking to introduce a lot of youngsters targeted for the fashion Analysts said children also can slip percent of the domestic market in things for Maxie at the industry's toy doll market. Maxie into Barbie's clique of 1988. fair (Feb. 13-22 in New York)." "JEM had a good first year but Skipper, Ken and other friends, and The sales were not startling, but Hasbro took its first big swipe at second-year sales were disappointing probably have. they weren't a disaster either, and Mattel, Inc.'s Barbie when it and not up to what we thought they "One reason it did so well is that potential for disaster is always introduced JEM and her flashy would be," Charness said. "So we children thought it I was a line lurking in an industry long reigned persona in 1986 with an advertising asked ourselves, 'Do we continue extension for Barbie," Valentine said. "Children are generally ignorant of who is manufacturing a given toy and this may have worked to Hasbro's advantage." Charness disagrees. "Girls do know the difference," he says. "If they did not, they would just buy Barbie." Analysts say Maxie will be around for the 1990 season but feel the doll faces a formidable challenge over the 7long haul. Sean MacGowan of Balis Zorn Gerard Inc. feels Maxieidid not enter 1989 with a lot of momentum from the Christmas season, even though sales were brisk earlier in the year. "If Maxie is going to be a real rival to Barbie it will take years and years to get to that level," MacGowan said. "Barbie is a 30-year-old franchise. Mothers that had Barbies when they were children want to buy them for their daughters." Jacobson agreed. If Maxie eventually gains a 20 percent share of the market, it would be a "respectable and profitable showing," he said. "Hasbro is looking to get a respectable market share but by no means will be able to dethrone Barbie. Barbie is part of the fabric of America, right up there with McDonald's and Coke." PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINET his is the interior ofthe1989 custom-builtLincoln Town Car used byPresident George Bush. (AP Laserphoto) ,GUM REMOVAL -Try using baby oil on gum stuck in children's Crime e hitting the U.S. hom e hair. After a few seconds, you should In 1987, roughly 19 percent of all rural homes were hit by some sort of crime, compared to 29 percent for urban be able touse more than on app ca homes. This type of crime was most likely in the West, where 29 percent of homes were affected. tion. Jeannie W., Coral Gables, Fla. U.S. HOUSEHOLDS TOUCHED BY CRIME In percent of all households: HANDY BOOKMARK -Don't you hate it when you open up a FAMILY INCOME PLACE OF RESIDENCE REGION Northeast magazine and subscription cards fall all over the floor? I used to just toss Under $7,500 them in the trash. 19% Now, I have found that they make 24% great bookmarks. They are usually West Midwest fairly sturdy and large enough to be $7,1-$1199929% 25% easily found. Now, I gladly take them $7,500-$14,999 29-out of magazines. Kayla R., Sheboy24% gan, Wisc. Z 23% 4 9South CAT BOX DEODORANT $15,000-$24,999 9% One day I went out into the garage and was surprised to see a bag of 24% "cat box deodorant." (We have no cat.) $25,000 or more My son and his friends said they used it on oil spots. They just sprinkled it on the spot and ground it in. To this day, we have no cats, Urban Suburban Rural but we keep the cat box deodorant __ __ Ihandy. Terri 0., Wailuku, Hawaii SOURCE; U.S. Dept ol Justi nfoGraphics 2 1988 North Ameica Syndicale, Inc.

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1O Tropic Times Jan. 25,1989 TV Tes'Betty Boop 1. What type of dance did Mr. Ed (the talking horse) learn to do on his HE EXHALE5 show? LUX NOT OH L., LI/EG I 2. What was the name of Barney ANP BREATHES MONEY. Fife's girlfriend on "The Andy Grif--fith Show"? 3. What was the Taylors' home address on "The Andy Griffith Show"? 4. Who portrayed the character Ah Chew on "Sanford And Son"? 5. What bad habit did Aunt Esther's husband, Woodrow, have on "Sanford And Son"? 6. What was the first name of Fred's dearly departed wife on "Sanford And Son"? 7. What was the name of the AFF-A-DAY shinW el detective series that starred Jack D 5 6 3 8 4 7 5 3 6 2 3 8 2 H M A S A M O R O H I P 0 7 4 2 5 3 8 6 4 5 7 2 3 6 E R M N C E R E O R E H E 3 5 4 6 7 5 3 8 7 4 6 2 8 T R C R R W I C Y O E C I -4 8 6 5 8 3 7 2 4 6 5 7 3 R A C I L M L O D R T A E 8 3 2 7 4 2 5 3 6 4 7 6 5 W F M U P F H O E A G A P -2 6 7 4 5 6 3 7 2 5 3 6 4 0 T H Y R I R T R I Y O D 0 8 4 5 3 7 8 6 5 7 6 4 3 2 R A D 0 E K 0 E R N Y U T HERE IS A PLEASANT LITTLE GAME that will give you a message every day. It's a numerical puzzle designed to Scaba (pictured) and Rock Hudson? Sci0cNspell out your fortune. Count the letters in your first name. If -8. From what television show was H K d,. .nW s the number of letters is 6 or more, subtract 4. If the number "Good Times" a spin-off? "Caffeine doesn't make me nervous, but worrying about is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key number. 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Tropic Times Jan. 25,1989 sports San Francisco gives 49ers heroes' welcome SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -with them," said an ecstatic John across the front and saw one of the management, coaches and fans on a Cornerback Tim McKyer boogied McGhee, 21, who restrained against players look at the paper and then historic victory yesterday," he said. atop a cable car and Most Valuable a police barrier Monday."There was smile at him. Police said the celebration went Player Jerry Rice waved from a some eye contact," beamed McGee, well, without the broken windows, vintage convertible Cadillac as whose voice was hoarse from Coach Bill Walsh, his third Super trashed police cars, and other bedlam 300,000 screaming fans welcomed screaming. Bowl victory of the decade safety that accompanied 49er Super Bowl home the San Francisco 49er Super The San Francisco youth said under his belt and the game trophy victories in 1982 and 1985. Bowl superheroes. what he really wanted was to touch clutched in his hands, rode in a "This is great," said Police Lt. "It was a great win, a great season. the players, but couldn't get close convertible beside Mayor Art Agnos, Richard Holder. "In ('82) it was We're so proud of the 49ers in this enough, But this moment came when who wore a red 49ers sweater. scary. See all these officers? They're city. We're known for a lot of things, he held up a souvenir newspaper Sharing the car was team owner wearing soft hats. That wasn't the and I'm glad sports is now up there edition blazing "Team of the 80s" Edward DeBartolo Jr. case in previous years." his After the parade, the 49ers quickly Quarterback Joe Montana, h boarded a bus and left for an wife, Jennifer, and their two undisclosed location on the advice of daughters waved from the seats of police. one cable car, as dozens of police motorcyles and squad cars flanked the procession, lights flashing. NBA Standings Retiring center Randy Cross EASTERN CONFEREN7E videotaped the fans as they cheered n with joy, while defensive back Ronnie Lott did a mock imitation of the "Ickey Shuffle" aboard another cable car. "Three Super Bowls. The Niners New e are the team of the decade. They're awesome," said an unidentified young woman wearing a red 49ers .2tr 1 n cap and cheering the team at the foot e t r I of Market Street. Joe Jachens, 21, said the 49ers are the best team ever even better than 1Wafl EE the famous Pittsburgh Steelers of the art -4 4 '70s. I think they'd kill them >. -dQo 5 .5C5 2 (Steelers) now," he declared i ana 1: 28 .2 emphatically. E NFEREPNCEr Gov. George Deukmejian said in a F, demt v:s:on statement that the team not only laid W claim "to the 'team of the 80s' tar designation, but proved to the world 17 that California is the state of champions." "I salute the Super Niners, their College vs. pro ball rn ) When given their choice, more American sports fans said they ho1,~ F would rather watch college -ortlan. basketball than professional r. 14 basketball. However, a majority .OP of fans prefer to watch professional football instead of college football. NHL Standings VIEWER PREFERENCES BETWEEN COLLEGE AND WAL -F PROFESSIONAL SPORTS In percent of viewers: T F 7K ON HIS OWN -British heavyweight champion Frank Bruno works out Xi Znoer9 with the heavy bag during training camp at Club Mirage in Fountain Hills, BASKET1BALL 7 Ariz., in preparation for his Feb. 25 title fight with world heavyweight No Choice .n n champion Mike Tyson. Two of his sparring partners walked out of training 2% camp last week leaving Bruno to work out alone. (AP Laserphoto) ha3 Neither New ders, 1824 426 30% Professional N Ird 14 NCAA Top 20 Standings A Cl v, 'e College -,,. Moteal 3 1 6 72l19b By Associated Press Boto 1 21 1b 46 l' 13 4 The Top Twenty teams in the Associated Press college basketball poll for rsto or 21 1 o 46 1 Ic 1 t the week of Jan. 22, with total points based on too 20 inverse points. Zeec 1 2 8 72 Pts -AMPBELLCONFERENCE 1.Illinois 1296 ll.Florida Sta 644 No-ris Division 2.Georoetown 1177 12.iowa 641 FOOTBALL I L t F .Louisvile 1167 3.Nev.Las Veg Choice Detroit 28 184 18 4. Oklahoma 1079 14.Svracuse 447 1% -t Lou 41 5.Missouri 939 15.N.Carolina 401 eer7innesota 21 4u 1 6.Arizona 884 16.Indiana -21 19% Tornto 6 28 4 76 !49 200 7.North Carol 875 17.Ohio State 720 w. Professional Cicao 7 7 4 8.Duke 860 18. Kansas 180 College 54% im yae ,i vision 9.Seton Hall 788 19.Stanford 1.7. 26% .1! 1 9 208 1 10.Ftichiaan 719 20.Providence 64 4.1 5.4 2 Others receiving votes: Tennessee 537; Georgia Tech 51; St. Marys, Caiif. Edmonton 14 20 t =4 -17 76; West Virginia 70; Cal-Santa Barbara 24; S. John s 9; Louisiana State 4; SOURCE: R.H. ruskinAssoc. 1 nni c 4 Texas-El Paso 4; Kansas State .; Arkansas 2; Connecticut 2: Ark.-Little Rock 1; InfoGrvphicn 10 24 t .4-11 S 198 North Amer a Syndicate. Inc. La Salle 1; Notre Dame 1; Wake Forest 1.

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Tropic Times I2 Jan. 25, 1989 Argentine troops crush rebel force LA TABLADA, Argentina (UPI) Military and police operations, "N e w A r g e n t i n e A r my i n Dante Caridi reached an accord with -Troops backed by tanks, artillery first focused on 3rd Infantry Operations." The leaflets praised Seinedin that ended the uprising. and helicopters stormed an army Garrison inside the base, extended two military officers who led earlier Seinedin is now in prison, and Caridi base near the capital Monday and later to neighboring streets in a mutinies against the government. retired in mid-December, days battled unidentified gunmen who residential area outside the The renegade officers, Lt. Col. before a military pay raise was seized the facility. At least 20 people installation. Aldo Rico and Col. Mohamed Ali ordered. were killed and dozens wounded in Rifle fire, along with the blasts of Seinedin, led unseccessful rebellions Alfonsin said Friday is the fighting, the military said. mortar and artillery shells, were in April 1987 and again in January government may face new rebellions, Authorities said the gunmen holed heard throughout the afternoon, and December 1988. but he said Argentina's elected up in an ammunition dump inside the interspersed with shouts asking for The two-day December rebellion, democracy would prevail. Alfonsin La Tablada infantry base, 12 miles ambulances or exchanging insults, which left four civilians dead and 35 took power in 1983, restoring elected south of Buenos Aires, continued A white flag was hoisted from a wounded, was led by Seinedin, a civilian democracy after eight years battling soldiers into the night, more window in a building where the staunch Roman Catholic who of military rule. than 9 hours after army tanks civilians were holed up, but police demanded changes in the military's The 3rd Infantry Regiment at La smashed into the installation at 11 units kept on firing. leadership, a larger budget and Tablada normally maintains a a.m. (9a.m. EST). A young, long-haired man, amnesty forjailed officers accused of contingent of 300 soldiers, but it was Shortly before midnight, a local presumably a member of the group human-rights abuses. not known how many were at the bar owner delivered about 50 empty that seized the facility, was dragged Army commander Gen. Jose base when it was seized. bottles to army officials, who loaded to the street by soldiers to be handed them into ajeep. A sergeant said the over the police. Police officers and bottles would be made into some bystanders attempted to lynch firebombs to "rout out the last rats the suspect and the soldiers had to that remain" holed up in the dump. intervene to prevent him from being The army identified the estimated killed. 80 armed men who seized the base as A truck carrying the attackers, all left-wing insurgents, but a ofwhomweredressedinblack,burst government spokesman said it through the gates of the la Tablada appeared they were renegade ultrabase at 3 a.m. (1 a.m. EST), radio rightist military officers. reports said. A military spokesman said at least Police and troops cordoned off the 10 people had been killed in the area and an army tank rolled into the fighting, four of them soldiers, and base eight hours later after pushing that "dozens of others" had been aside a pickup truck that blocked the wounded. main gate. A second tank tore Soldiers fired 20mm mortar through a wire fence and entered the rounds and 105mm artillery shells base from another side. onto the buildings held by the Dispatchers in police cars outside gunmen. The shells caved in at least the base requested emergency one building, and the regimental donations of blood for the wounded. cafeteria, cells and guard post were in Hundreds of onlookers gathered flames. around the base, and some broke Witnesses said dozens of people in into hysterical sobbing. civilian clothes, police agents, army An army spokesman identified the soldiers-and raiders roamed around attackers as rebels from the Marxist the base shooting at each other. Popular Revolutionary Army and A body of a sharpshooter who was the Montoneros, a group linked to killed during the fighting burned the opposition Peronist Party. Both REACHING OUT -Sister Juliana Garcia (r), reaches out to near the main gate of the base. A groups waged a guerrilla war in unidentified CentralAmerican refugees at Casa Oscar Romero, a nocorpse of a young gunman had his Argentina during the 1970s. frills refugee shelter in Brownsville, Texas. More than 30,000 Central head crushed by a tank. "It was However, presidential spokesman Americans seeking political asylum passed through southern Texas in flattened like a steak," a Jose Ignacio Lopez said policefound 1988. (APLaserphoto) photographer said. leaflets identifying the group as the 1,000 feared dead in second Soviet earthquake MOSCOW (AP) -Rescuers used Zainiddin Nasreddinov, editor-inbelow," Kasimov said. The U.S. Geological Survey in bulldozers, cranes and excavators to chief of the republic's official news Officials said most of the victims Reston, Va., estimated the quake at dig for victims of an earthquake that agency. had been asleep. 5.4 on the Richter scale. The Dec. 7 sent a massive mudslide crashing It unhinged a wall of sodden dirt Residents of another village, earthquake in northwestern through mountain villages in Soviet and mud at least five miles wide that Okuli-Poyen, apparently roused in Armenia, 1,300 miles west of Central Asia, killing about 1,000 buried the village of Okuli-Bolo and time, fled in panic before the Dushanbe, registered a 6.9 on the people, officials said. much of Sharora, said Erkkin mudslide, which traveled 1 to 1.5 scale and killed 25,000 people. An estimated 600 people died in Kasimov, a Tadzhikistan foreign miles, could reach homes, Kasimov No exact count was available for the farming settlement of Sharora ministry official, said from Dushanbe. the population of the villages when the quake, the country's second 'When the earthquake came, it In Okuli-Bolo and Okuli-Poyen, stricken Monday. But an official at in as many months, struckjust before was like a catapult, and it hurled the near the epicenter, "everything is the Dushanbe seismic center said dawn Monday in Tadzhikistan, said sodden earth onto the villages destroyed--all the homes, the families are traditionally large in the schools, the hospitals and clinics, the mostly moslem republic, and that Vietnam return s 25 A rem gains stores," Nasreddinov said. one dwelling often houses eight to 10 Okuli-Bolo is a "heap of rubble" people. BANGKOK, THAILAND (UPI) remains to the U.S. Army's Central and the chairman of a local economic In Sharora,"cries and wails can be -Vietnam this week handed over 25 Identification Laboratory in cooperative, Hairrulo Yuldashev, heard everywhere," Tass reported. sets of remains believed to be those of Honolulu. said the households of 70 peasant "Some are bemoaning and burying Americans missing in action during The return of the remains was the families were "completely their near and dear ones, while others the Vietnam War, a U.S. Embassy eighth in a series of repatriations that demolished and buried by the are trying to find the few survivors spokesman said. began in August, 1987, after special landslide," Tass said. More than 70 between the thick layer of sand and A U.S. Air Force C-141 transport presidential envoy John Vessey villagers were buried by the clay." plane flew to Hanoi from Bangkok to visited Hanoi and persuaded the landslide, it said. It said all of the village's streets had pick up the remains, which were to be Vietnamese to be more cooperative Tass said the number of dead in the been buried under the 50-foot-high flown to Honolulu for identification, in accounting for American MIAs. disaster zone 1,800 miles southeast of layer of earth that the earthquake said U.S. Embassy spokesman Ross The repatriation took place as five Moscow was estimated at 1,000, but detached from a hill near the village. Petzing. teams of U.S. technical experts in cautioned that was a preliminary Vietnam concluded 10 days ofprlmny "The 225 sets of remains were ietiationadue it d A figure. repatriated to the American team at I "Rescue work is being continued p.m. and the plane left for Hawaii," Te American delegation included and distant mountain villages have Petzing said. two investigation teams, two not been checked yet," Tass said. iseda isingInActonoretha tfom ieta'tice fote king Tht0-eodwrmooa The remains are believed to be excavation teams and one forensic Damaged roads were hampering some of the 1,747 Americans still team. They worked with officials those efforts. listed as Missing In Action more than from Vietnam's Office for Seeking The 40-second tremor was Are you addicted to food? 13 years after the last U.S. troops Missing Persons. centered about 20 to 30 miles Overeaters Anonymous could be were withdrawn from Vietnam with The joint efforts followed southwest of Tadzhikistan's capital for you. They meet at Building the fall of Saigon. technical talks between U.S. and of Dushanbe, a city of more than 6550, Corozal, on Mondays at 10 Petzing said the C-141 transport Vietnamese officials last month in 460,000 people, in a fertile district of a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m. plane was scheduled to fly the Hanoi. vineyards and livestock, Tass said.


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