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the Tropic Times


Vol. II, No. 4 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Mar. 1, 1989


USSO UTHCOM advises


Do not leave post without '


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - U.S.
military forces personnel without
the required 1989 Panama vehicle
license plates have been advised by
USSOUTHCOM to continue efforts
to obtain the illegally required
Panamanian national tax clearance
certificate (Paz y Salvo) and other
documents, but have cautioned
personnel about driving in vehicles
with 1988 plates.
The Panama Defense Forces have
not officially extended the period
during which members of the U.S.
Forces can drive using 1988 plates.
According to a protest letter dated
Feb. 24, 1989 from the U,S. co-
chairman of the Joint Committee to
the Panamanian co-chairman of the
Joint Committee the U.S. forces
community "made a good faith
effort" to comply with the vehicle
registration requirements. However,
the Panama Defense Forces (PDF)
delayed and frustrated U.S. Forces
efforts with a number of obstacles.
The PDF national traffic bureau
(DNTT) did not certify the Panama


Canal Commission mechanical
inspection site for vehicles until Dec.
13, 1988, well beyond the date
established to service the U.S.
Forces. According to the U.S.
protest letter the complications
caused by this late date were
exacerbated by the "routine
unavailability" of DNTT inspection
forms.
During the inspection period,
members of the U.S. Forces
community were also "illegally
precluded," according to the letter,
from obtaining vehicle inspections
for 13 days, further delaying the
process. Also the computers used by
Panama's Ministry of the Treasury
to process the illegally required tax
clearance certificates were routinely
inoperative.
In that protest letter, the U.S.
Joint Committee co-chairman
insisted that for these reasons,
members of the U.S. Forces should
"not be held accountable for failure
to acquire the 1989 license plates by
the Feb. 28, 1989 deadline." To date,
however, the US. Southern


Command has not received
notification of an official extension
of the 1988 vehicle license plates to
assist U.S. Forces personnel who
have been unable to obtain their 1989
plates.
U.S. military personnel have been
cautioned that driving outside or
between U.S. installations with 1988
Panama license plates, may subject
them to harassment or other regime
sanctions.
USSOUTHCOM officials expect
the Panama Defense Forces are
prepared to detain vehicles to check
license plates and Paz y Salvos and
will fine drivers with expired plates.
U.S. Forces personnel have been
advised to use a "buddy system"
when possible or make use of U.S.
military shuttle bus services.
U.S. officials here and in
Washington have reviewed the
Noriega regime's new requirement of
national tax clearance certificates
(Paz y Salvos) from U.S. Forces
military and civilian personnel and
have found it illegal and in violation
of the Panama Canal Treaty.
One U.S. official said, "it totally
violates both the letter and spirit of
the Panama Canal Treaty, which
unequivocally exempts members of


89 plate

the U.S. Forces from paying
Panamanian income taxes.
Requiring a tax clearance certificate
is obviously another attempt to
harass U.S. personnel in Panama."
The Noriega regime is acting
illegally according to international
and Panamanian law, a top U.S.
military officer said, adding, "It is
unfortunate that while Noriega is
busy implementing these petty
harassments, we are busy keeping
our serious commitment to the U.S.
and Panamanian people, through the
Panama Canal Treaty, to defendthat
strategic waterway. We know full
well that an overwhelming majority
of Panamanians do not support
Noriega's policy of harassment of
U.S. Forces."
U.S. officials in Panama are
attempting to resolve this issue
quickly, and have encouraged U.S.
personnel to use the buddy system
and continue efforts to obtain 1989
license plates.

There has been no extension of
the 1988 license plates and
personnel are cautioned not to
drive vehicles with 1988plates.


What to do ifstoppedbyPDF


QUARRY HEIGHTS (USSOUTH-
COM PAO) - The following steps
should be followed if you are
detained by Panama Defense Forces
personnel in upcoming days for not
having 1989 vehicle license plates or
the newly and illegally required
national tax-clearance certificate.
-Be respectful and courteous
with PDF personnel. Disrespect to
these officials is an offense under
local law.
-Immediately provide your
Panamanian driver's license.
-Provide other documentation
only when specifically requested.
-Refuse any request to pay a
bribe or make an on-the-spot
payment of a traffic ticket.
-Make a note of all identifying
W


Group protests RP media closings


PANAMA CITY, Panama(AP)--
Hundreds of journalists and
opposition politicians gathered
Saturday in front of the closed
newspaper La Prensa to protest the
government's suppression of the
media.
"The closure of the communi-
cations media has created the
awareness that where there is no
freedom of expression there is no
liberty," said Migdalia Fuentes de
Pineda, interim president of the
Journalists' Union. The organization
is not recognized by the government.
About 1,000 people lost their jobs
when the government shut down'
three newspapers, three radio
stations and a television channel in
1988.
The government crackdown came
shortly after the Legislative
Assembly dismissed President Eric


Delvalle Feb. 26. Delvalle was ousted
because he had tried to fire Gen.
Manuel Antonio Noriega, head of
the nation's security forces and the
nation's de-facto ruler.
Manuel Solis Palma, who had
served as education minister,
replaced Delvalle.
Still recognized by the U.S.
government as Panama's head of
state, Delvalle remains in hiding in
Panama. He tried to fire Noriega
because the general was accused of
involvement in drug trafficking by a
Florida grand jury.
Since then, the U.S. government
has applied enormous financial
pressure on Panama to try to force
Noriega's removal.
The three newspapers. El Siglo: La
Prensa and Extra, as well as the three
radio stations, oppose Noriega:
Delvalle owns the television station.


Alfredo Jimenez, director of
information at La Prensa, said the
future of these media is uncertain.
"Maybe they will open tomorrow, or
maybe never," he told The
Associated Press.
Hundreds of people showed up for
the protest, most of them members of
political opposition parties and
journalists.
Justice Minister Rodolfo Chiari
said recently that the attorney
general is looking into whether to
allow the media to reopen. The
attorney general's office has
indicated that the media are accused
of libeling Panama's national
character.
Panama recently toughened
requirements for foreign corres-
pondents. requiring a $50 fee and
journalists'credentials certified by the
Ianamanian consulate in his
country.


features, name tags, rank, vehicle
color or license plate number of the
detaining Panamanian officer.
-Do not sign anything you do not
understand. Insist on your right to an
interpreter.
-Immediately insist on
contacting Army Military Police
Liaison at 287-4300 or 289-
8913/8914, or Air Force Security
Police Liaison at 284-5555 and notify
them.
-If you receive a ticket (boleta)
you are authorized to use it as a
license until scheduled for traffic
court.
-Immediately report any incident
you see between a member of the
U.S. forces and the PDF, providing
time, location, and any identifying
features to the Provost Marshal's
office 287-4707 (Pacific) and 289-
5411 (Atlantic).

Unexploded


round kills


Panamanian

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - One Panamanian
national was killed and two others
injured yesterday when they
apparently picked up or stepped
on an unexploded round on
Empire Range.
The three Panamanians were
not authorized to be in the range
area. The two injured Panama-
nians were evacuated to Gorgas
Hospital where they were treated
for lacerations from shrapnel
wounds. .
U.S. Army officials are
investigating the accident.


GUERRILLA GARB - An Afghan guerrilla wears a surplus U.S. Army
camouflage uniform, adorned with an identification card, while standing
guard at the site of an Afghan rebel council in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP
Laserphoto)









2 Tropic Times
Mar. 1, 1989


1 world roundup


U.S. 'tills ground,' USSR sows seeds


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Secretary of State James Baker says


it is necessary "to till the ground"
before moving ahead on any Middle
East peace initiatives.
The problem for the new U.S.
administration, however, is that the
Soviet Union already is planting
seeds in the volatile area and
elsewhere while U.S. policy-making
is bogged down in a surprisingly long
pause between administrations.
Baker says the State Department is
involved in 28 separate policy
reviews - everything from trade to
human rights to dealing with the
Soviets - and that it merely is prudent
to await the outcome before moving
ahead with meaningful international
negotiations.
In any event, the department
couldn't move ahead, because about
35 policy level positions still are
unfilled, with the nominees not yet
chosen or not yet confirmed because
of a monumental paper-jam in the
White House bureaucracy.
President Bush and Baker are in
Asia without an Assistant Secretary
of State for the region, and earlier
this month Baker toured Europe
without having a top State
Department official for the
continent.
The foreign policy vacuum was
unexpected, because the Bush
administration's "friendly takeover"
from President Reagan was mostly


regarded as a continuation of his
policies.
But Baker, who learned the hard
way as Treasury Secretary and White
House chief of staff about the State
Department's skills at intramural
knife-fighting, decided to clean
house at the top levels, even at the
cost of delay.
Meanwhile, Soviet Foreign
minister Eduard Shevardnadze has
made a well-publicized trip to Cairo
for meetings with officials from
Egypt, Israel and the Palestine
Liberation Organization.
Soviet ability, for the first time, to
talk to all the major parties in the
Middle East is a new element which
changes the equation.
A similar change is in the wings in
Asia. Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev is to visit Beijing this
spring for a meeting with Deng
Xiaoping, China's paramount
leader, that probably will end the
three-decade-old Sino-Soviet rift.
In Europe, also, the NATO
alliance, wilting under the smiles and
sunshine radiating from the Kremlin,
is reflecting doubts about the
modernization of nuclear weapons
and, more fundamentally, whether
the NATO alliance is an outdated
relic of the Cold War.
In Washington, the pause at the
State Department has allowed the


National Security Council staff to get
a head-start in dealing with such
inter-agency issues as arms control
negotiations.
The paralysis at the Pentagon is
even more serious since the fight over
John Tower's confirmation as
Secretary of Defense has left a huge
vacuum. One general on the Joint
Chiefs of Staff said, "we keep
shooting arrows into the air but
nothing ever comes down."
It is traditional in Washington that
power, once assumed by the NSC, is
not lightly given away.
Baker's first outings, in Europe
and Asia, have given the first
indications of how he will operate at
the State Department.
The pattern, according to one
official who has watched it form, is
that Baker will have a small group of
trusted insiders who have worked
with him for years at the Treasury
and the White House.
Such a personal style, the official
said, ensures quick responses on
important issues and prevents
unwanted leaks to the press and
congress.
The disadvantage is that the rest of
the vast bureaucracy will have
difficulty penetrating the Baker inner
circle with early warnings' of
problems that could develop into
disasters.


Violent storm sweeps French, Spanish coasts


BREST, France (UPI) - A
violent weekend storm in the Gulf of
Gascogne caused two ships to sink
off European coasts, leaving at least
three people dead and 30 others
missing at sea, maritime authorities
said.
At least 10 other people were killed
in storm-related incidents,
authorities said.
Rescuers searched in vain Sunday
for 14 German and Filipino sailors
missing after a cargo ship sank off the
southwestern coast of France. A
Nigerian vessel sank early Sunday,
killing three people and leaving 16
others missing, maritime officials
said.
French rescue efforts began late
Saturday after the captain of the
Anna Leongardt, out of Singapore,
radioed for help at 10 p.m., saying his


crewmen were about to abandon the
sinking vessel 180 miles west of
Bordeaux, maritime officials said.
Rescuers discovered an empty
lifeboat early Sunday, officials said.
The search by a Navy plane, the
British commercial vessel Tologa
Bay, the Liberian oil tanker Mobil
Astral and the French cargo vessel
La Fayette was suspended Sunday
evening. Maritime officials said they
had not yet decided whether to
continue the search.
The Nigerian vessel, the River
Gurara, began sinking early Sunday
with 46 people aboard, maritime
officials said.
Rescuers used Portuguese navy
helicopters to save 27 passengers,
including three children and two
women, before the ship went under.
The storm raged off the coasts of
France, Spain and Portugal with
winds gusting at up to 78 miles per
hour and waves cresting at up to 50
feet, maritime authorities said.
The captain of the Spanish trawler
Nuevo Galoma De La Paz issued an
SOS Saturday night in rough waters
off the coast of northern Spain,
French authorities said.
Spanish civil defense authorities
said the storm has caused at least
eight deaths in Spain, some through
drownings and others victims of
gusts of winds that knocked over
walls and billboards.
The cargo ship "Lancelot Sky" had
to be escorted to the French port of
Sint-Nazaire after it began taking on


water Saturday afternoon and the
Dutch vessel Brouwergracht had to
unload part of its cargo of wooden
logs to stay afloat while en route to
the northwestern port of Brest,
authorities said.
Waves reached the terraces of
French seaside cafes in Nice, Cannes
and Menton along the fashionable
Cote D'Azur, where authorities said
at least two people died and five were
injured in storm-related incidents.


Jules Minet, 62, died Sunday in the
port of Menton after winds threw
him against a wall of a former prison
and he fractured his skull, firefighters
said.
In Eze-Sur-Mer, a wave 26 feet
high picked up a nurse and pulled her
into the sea, police said. The body of
the woman, whose identity was not
immediately released, was found
hours later after it washed up on
some rocks, authorities said.


Panama-flagship siks, 17missing


LONDON (UPI) - A
Panamanian-registered cargo
ship sank in heavy seas northwest
of Ireland last week and its 17
crew members were missing and
presumed dead despite life rafts
dropped by a rescue plane, the
Royal Air Force said.
The 2,600-ton Secil Angola,
which operates out of Japan and
was hauling salt from Spain to
Iceland, reported at midnight it
was taking in water through an
uncovered hatch and its engine
rooms were flooding in severe gale
force to storm force weather.
The captain asked for help and
two hours later an RAF Nimrod
plane reached the scene, about 350
miles northwest of Ireland,
dropping six life rafts for the 17-
man crew, said RAF spokesman
Pat Coffey.


The Nimrod continued
surveillance until shortly before
the Panamanian-registered ship
sank at 7:30 a.m., but when a Sea
King helicopter from RAF
Brawdy in Wales reached the life
rafts, there was no sign of
survivors.
"(The pilot) searched each of
these dinghies and he reported no
survivors. He thought there was
little hope of there being any
found," Coffey said. "What
happened we don't know. The
means of rescue were there, and he
had his own life raft as well."
Coffey said the weather may
have prevented the crew reaching
the life rafts.
"Seas were very rough, with
waves 20 feet high. It was a
survivable situation though, but
something went wrong," Coffey
said.


Commander-in-Chief.............. Gen. Fred F. Woerner
Director, Public Affairs.......... Col. Ronald T. Sconyers
Executive Editor/NCOIC .......... SMSgt. Harold J. Lee
Managing Editor ........................... Colin Hale


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Assistant NCOIC ................ SFC Richard A. Czizik
Editorial Staff.................. SSgt. Laurie Scott-Keller
SPC Monique Chere
SrA. John Stricklin
Composing Room .................... Rosemary Chong
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This authorized unofficial command information publication
is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is
published in conjunction with the Armed Forces-Information
Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of
the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command.
Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view
of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S.
Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002,
Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.


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CENTER OF STORM -
Hohatoleslam Haj Shaik Hassan
Sane'ee, a representative of Iran's
spiritual leader Imam Khomeini,
has stirred an international storm
after announcing a reward of $1
million for the execution of
Salman Rushdie, author of a
controversial book entitled "The
Satanic Verses," which Muslims
consider blasphemous of their
religion. (AP Laserphoto)


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hemisphere



Duarte reverses stand on cease-fire


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(UPI) - President Jose Napoleon
Duarte called Sunday for a cease-fire
in the nation's nine-year-old civil war
and said he was willing to postpone
elections and hold peace talks with
leftist rebels.
In a speech broadcast in the
evening on Salvadoran radio and
television, Duarte said the cease-fire
could begin at midnight Tuesday if
the guerrillas accept the proposal,
and would last at least until his term
expires June 1.
The ailing president also said he
had agreed to postpone the
scheduled March 19 elections and to
begin talks with the rebel Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front -
two key conditions of a peace
proposal offered by the resistance
last month.
Duarte said the talks could be held
in GuatemalaCity as soon as details
of the cease-fire were worked out.
"This proposal is to be within the
frame of the constitution, because as
constitutional president I must abide
by it," Duarte said.
If his proposal is rejected, Duarte
said, a national plebiscite would be
called to give the Salvadoran people
"a chance to decide on their
homeland's future."


Rebels, Sal

OAXTEPEC, Mexico (UPI) -
Rebel leaders and representatives of
El Salvador's political parties
reported no major progress at the
end of two days of peace talks, but
agreed to hold future meetings
despite a series of leftist attacks that
killed 32 people.
Spokesmen for both sides said last
week they would continue the
dialogue at a date and place yet to be
determined.
Participants said the agreement to
continue talking was a positive
development, even if no major
breakthrough was reached in the
latest negotiations.
Leftist rebels in El Salvador,
meanwhile, attacked four military
bases across the country Tuesday,
killing at least 32 people, including
two civilians.
In one of the attacks, the army said
guerrillas exploded two car bombs
outside the barracks of the 1st
Infantry Brigade in southern San
Salvador, killing two civilians and
damaging nearby houses.
"(The rebels) believe that they have
to kill to reinforce their position in
the dialogue with the political
parties," said 1st Brigade
commander Orlando Cepeda. "We
definitely condemn such kinds of
attack because they are attacking
only against the civilians."
The two-day meeting between the
rebel Farabundo Marti Nacional
Liberation Front and officials from
13 Salvadoran political parties began
in the Mexican resort town of
Oaxtepec, about 35 miles south of
Mexico City.
Leaders of the FMLN rebel group
restated an earlier offer to end the
9-year-old civil war that has taken
about 20,000 lives if the U.S.-backed
government of President Jose
Napoleon Duarte postpones
upcoming presidential elections and
accepts other demands.
"In this war there are still no
winners and losers. We are convinced


Duarte, who is suffering from
cancer, did not say when elections
would be rescheduled. The rebel
peace proposal had stipulated that
the polls be postponed five months-a.
proposal the government earlier had
said would be impossible because


Duarte is constitutionally bound to
leave office injust over three months.
The rebels, in an unprecedented
move Jan. 23, offered to lay down
their arms and participate in
elections if the government
postponed the March 19 polls and


Mexico nixes ati-immigrantditch


MEXICO CITY (UPI) - The
Mexican government has
demanded that the United States
cancel plans to dig a 4-mile-long
ditch that American officials say is
necessary to help stem the flow of
illegal aliens from Mexico.
- The ditch is planned along the
border between Mexico and
California, near San Ysidro,
Calif.
In a communique, the Foreign
Ministry said it had instructed its
embassy in Washington to present
"a diplomatic note" to the State
Department.
The Ministry said its request
was prompted by statements from
U.S. Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service officials that the
planned ditch was intended to
stop cars that carry illegal aliens.


According to plans, the ditch
would be 4 miles long, 12 feet wide
and 5 feet deep.
, Initially a joint border
commission last year had
approved the digging of the ditch
to dispose of rain water, the
Foreign Ministry noted.
"In the spirit of cooperation
and friendship that characterizes
the relation between the two
nations, that option (the ditch)
must be discarded and new
alternatives must be considered to
solve the problem of rain water in
Mesa Otay," the Ministry said.
Mesa Otay is along the border
with California.
"Solution to bilateral problems
must be found through mutual
decisions and not taken
unilaterally," it added.


agreed to procedural guarantees for
leftist political groups.
Guerrilla leaders warned Saturday
of a dramatic escalation in the 10-
year-old war unless the government
accepted the conditions and agreed
to direct talks.
In a braodcast over the clandestine
Radio Venceremos, the FMLN said
the country is "at a historic
crossroads with two paths to choose
from: negotiation or intensification
of war."
"If the army, the oligarchy and the
government refuse to choose thepath
of negotiation then they will be guilty
of more bloodshed and suffering for
our people," the broadcast said.
Last week rebels leaders met in
Mexico City with top officials of El
Salvador's political parties, who
pledged to try to persuade the
government to begin talks with the
rebels.
Morethan 60,000people have been
killed in fighting in the small Central
American country since 1979.
Although the government receives
about $1.5 million a day in U.S.
economic and military aid it has been
unable to defeat the five rebel groups
that make up the FMLN, which in
recent weeks has stepped up attacks
on civilian and military targets.


vador parties may continue talks


that the durable peace must be based
in the demilitarization of the society
and in (reaching a) national
consensus to design a pluralist
model," an FMLN statement said.
The FMLN demands include
postponement of presidential
elections from March 19 to Sept. 15,
the installation of an independent
interim president, and reduction in
the size of the armed and security


forces.
The rebels also are demanding that
three commissions be established:
one to negotiate a cease-fire, a second
to deal with electoral reforms and a
third to guarantee international
verification of elections.
The FMLN, which has tried to
overthrow a series of U.S.-backed
governments since 1979, met with
representatives of 13 Salvadoran


Contra food plane crashes, 10 die


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
(UPI) - A DC-6 aircraft returning
from delivering food supplies to the
U.S.-backed Nicaraguan rebels
crashed in a forest near the
,Honduran capital, killing all 10
people aboard, authorities said
Sunday.
The Honduran civil aeronautics
agency said the plane went down
around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, about 17
miles east of Tegucigalpa.
The plane was reported missing
Saturday afternoon, but a search
operation could not be begun until
the next day because of high winds
and bad weather.
Authorities said the plane was
returning after dropping food and
gasoline near Contra rebel camps at
San Andres De Bocay, on the
Nicaraguan border.
The 10 killed included six
Nicaraguans and three Hondurans,
officials said. The 10th victim was
badly mutilated and his nationality
could not immediately be
determined.
Chartered to deliver humanitarian
aid to the rebels, the DC-6 plane
belongs to the private company
Circular G, owned by a retired
captain of the Honduran armed
forces.
Sources familiar with the rebel aid
shipments said the flight was
chartered by the U.S.-backed
Contras, whose seven-year-long
armed struggle against Nicaragua's


leftist Sandinista government has
cost some 50,000 lives.
The cause of the crash was under
investigation.
Bodies of the victims were brought
to Tegucigalpa Sunday for autopsies
and later turned over to the military.
About 12,000 Contras currently
are based in Honduras. But under an
accord signed last week by the
presidents of El Salvador, Honduras,
Costa Rica, Guatemala and
Nicaragua, the five Central
American nations agreed to draft a
plan to disband the Contras and
remove them from their bases in
Honduras.
For his part, Nicaraguan President
Daniel Ortega committed his
government to moving up the date of
national elections from November
1990 to February 1990, freeing about
3,000 political prisoners and relaxing
restrictions on political dissent.


political parties, including the ruling
Christian Democratic Party and the
rightist National Republican
Alliance known as Arena.
Julio Rey Prendes, presidential
candidate of the Authentic Christian
Movement Party, a dissident faction
of the ruling party, said earlier that
the possibility of any accord with the
rebels is grim.
"It will be very difficult to reach an
accord on the postponement of
elections," Prendes said. "For the
postponement of elections, the
parties will have to violate the law by
asking their candidates to withdraw,
then again register for the elections
and then seek a provisional
president."
He said the ruling party and the
opposition Arena, which hold the
majority in the national assembly,
"are the ones who oppose the
postponement of elections because
they are the ones who have to lose."
Opponents argue the FMLN
demands contravene the country's
constitution, which says elections
must be held at least two months
before a new president takes office.
Duarte, who is suffering from
terminal liver and stomach cancer,
ends his five-year term June 1.
Salvadoran Defense Minister Gen.
Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova
warned last week that the military
would be forced to stage a coup if the
elections were postponed and if
Duarte stays one day after his legal
term.
Prendes said if the FMLN' truly
wants peace it should compromise
and accept electoral reforms that
could be made in two years.
FMLN commander Shafik
Handal said at the meeting that the
guerrillas would recognize the results
of the elections if they are postponed
and if "they take Iplace
democratically, which would mean
the end of the armed struggle."
"The problem is not to give up the
weapons but to resolve the conflicts,"
Handal said.


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Mar. 1, 1989

U.S. news



Aging jetliners need more maintenance


RENO, Nev. (UPI) - The
Securities and Exchange Commission
has cleared the way for the sale of
$23.3 million in shares in Nevada's
largest legal brothel, arousing intense
interest on the part of brokers,


traders said.
Longtime brothel owners Joe and
Sally Conforte are selling the two sex
palaces and 400 acres of land to a
publicly traded corporation called
Mustang Ranch Inc., headed by


Skyscrapers 300 stories tall may

dominate skylinesin 22nd century


WASHINGTON (UPI) --
Gleaming skyscrapers of 300
stories will dominate city
skylines in the 22nd century and
family cars will work on auto
pilot 100 or more years from
now, a survey of American
engineers predicted last week.
The engineers also said that
between the years 2100 and 2199
permanent colonies will thrive on
the moon, and that advanced
artificial hearts, artificial kidneys
and glass eyes that see will be
readily available.
And more than one-third of
the 2,000 "level headed, practical
engineers" also believe humans
will communicate with extra-
terrestrials, said Robert Hogan,
president of the American
Consulting Engineers Council.
Council.
The survey, which marked


National Engineers Week, also
determined a majority of the
engineers believe:
--Nuclear power and solar
power will be the main source of
energy in the 22nd century and
solar power will be captured by
orbiting satellites and transferred
to the ground.
--Trains will travel at speeds of
200 mph to 400 mph and
commercial airplanes will zoom
at three to four times the speed
of sound.
--The average lifespan will be
80 to 100 years.
Although towering buildings
and computer-guided cars will be
commonplace, Hogan warned
there is a grave shortage of
engineering students and by the
22nd century "there will be a
shortage of at least 500,000
engineers."


Reno lawyer Peter A. Perry and real
estate developer Donald Clough.
"I've been in this business 35 years
and that's long enough," Conforte,
63, said. "I hope to have my $18
million in 30 days and then Conforte
and the Mustang Ranch are history."
He said $12 million to $13 million
will be eaten up in capital gains.
Kevin Ward, chief financial officer
of American Wallstreet Securities,
Inc., of Tampa, Fla., the
underwriters for the stock, said the
SEC has agreed to register the stock.
Ward said he hopes to have full
commitments by the end of the week
on sales to brokers. The stock will be
sold for $20 a share.
"Interest is exceeding the supply,"
said Ward. Many people, he said,
consider it a novelty investment
rather than one to make money.
The National Association of
Security Dealers has approved the
securities and Ward said he has
gotten clearance to sell the stock in
New York, Washington D.C.,
Georgia, Florida, Illinois and
Colorado. He is expecting approval
from New Jersey, Connecticut and
Nevada.
There will not be any sales in
California and Texas, said Ward
because of the strict security laws in
those states. He said those two states
do not approve many issues.


State regulatory approval is
required for the sale of stock in
companies whose business - such as
prostitution or gambling - is illegal in
that state. Such approval is required,
for example, for the stocks of
companies such as those that own the
Ballys and Trump casinos in Las
Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J.
Anywhere from 50 to 90 women
work at the two buildings east of
Reno. The prostitutes rent a room
usually for $10 a day and promise to
split with management what they
earn from customers.
The profits from the business
reportedly are more than $900,000 a
year.
The Confortes have operated the
brothel at different locations since
the 1960s. Since that time, Conforte
has served prison terms for
extortion, and twice for tax evasion.
In Nevada, prostitution is illegal in
Las Vegas, Reno, and several other
of the major cities, but is permitted at
local option in the rural counties.
The prospectus on the business
warns investors there are risks such
as AIDS and venereal disease.
Condoms are now required by the
state and there has not been a single
case of AIDS detected in a Nevada
brothel.
The deal said Conforte was
prohibited from competing for five
years.


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LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The Coincidentally, Packman spoke the commercial airline industry said.
tragedy aboard an 18-year-old Friday at a conference of lawyers makes the job of airline mechanics "By the time it reaches 20 years,
Boeing 747 near Hawaii has meeting to discuss litigation issues in and inspectors especially difficult, virtually everything (mechanically
prompted aviation experts to renew aviation accidents. His address, Packman said. and structurally) becomes suspect,"
warnings that airlines must be taken from a recent paper he wrote, "It places a tremendous burden on he said.
increasingly vigilant while inspecting was titled "aging aircraft and fatigue the individual inspector," he said. To keep olderjets safe and reliable,
and maintaining their aging planes. failure." "These guys are really being pushed airlines must beef up the size and
Hiring more inspectors and "We've been operating on by economic and managerial training level of their maintenance
,mechanics, using more tech- borrowed time," Packman said pressures." and inspection staffs and begin
nologically sophisticated inspection about the aging of the U.S. Commercial jets are designed and routine use of high-tech inspection
techniques and stepping up scrutiny commercial jet fleet. "It's not a builtfor a service life of between 18 to equipment such as X-ray machines
of aging jets will be expensive, but- problem that can be solved simply by 22 years, said Lightbody, who also is that can detect hidden cracks, the
necessary as airlines wait years ordering new airplanes." military and aerospace editor for experts said.
because of production backlogs to In the case of the United accident CBS. After about two decades, "It used to be that you worried
get new planes, experts said Sunday. investigators were trying to find out commercial jets are still usable, but about being hijacked when
Nine passengers were swept to what caused a cargo door and a need special scrutiny and more boarding a plane, Lightbody said.
their deaths Friday when a 10-by-40- truck-size part of the Boeing's aggressive maintenance as the "Now you worry about making it
foot hole ripped open around a cargo fuselage to rip open shortly .after problems of age increase, Lightbody there in one piece.
door as United Airlines Flight 811 Flight 811 departed from Honolulu
was 100 miles south-southwest of International Airport.
Honolulu, 17 minutes into the flight Investigators found no evidence of e
carrying 354 people to Auckland, a bomb and said the calamity could
New Zealand. have been caused by the cargo door
"When you're dealing with these giving way because of air pressure in
older aircraft it can no longer be the plane.
business as usual," said Andy "There is no evidence of pre-
Lightbody, editorial director of existing cracks in the area of the
International Defense and existing cracks in the area of the
Iner national De fe s h e and cargo door. None," Lee Dickinson of
Aerospace magazine. "I think the the National Transportation Safety
airline industry can expect to spend Board said. "The damage is
millions of dollars. representative of an overload stress."
While some airlines already have a representative of an overload stress."
strong record of initiating stepped- Safety board metallurgist Michael
up maintenance and inspection Marx said there was no indication of
programs, others can expect metal fatigue or corrosion on cargo
increased pressure from the Federal door locks that were still on the
Aviation Administration, he said. plane. He said the fractures around
"The FAA has not been real the hole looked "as if you were
popular (among airlines)," he said. snapping or breaking a piece of /
"They're going to become less material, instead of fatiguing it and ,.o
popular." causing a crack."
About 2,300 of the roughly 8,000 Parts of the door latches were.
commercial jets operated by U.S. being flown to Washington for -
airlines and freight carriers are over further analysis.
20 years old, said Paul Packman, a Boeing has had difficulties with MAKING CONVERSATION - Two Miss USA contestants, Kathy
me c h anical a n d mate r i a 1 s aging aircraft and has been troubled Lynn Eicher, 20, Miss West Virginia, left, and Denise Epps, 23, Miss
engineering professor at Southern as well by miswired emergency Pennsylvania, clown on the JacksonHillRanchinMobile, Ala., during a
Methodist University in Dallas who systems in newer planes and photo session for contestants prior to yesterday's finals in Mobile. (AP
often helps investigate airplane production delays. Laserphoto)
accidents. The highly competitive nature of


Buyers flock to buy shares in Mustang Ranch








Tropic Times r
Mar. 1, 1989


U.S. news


Sea lions
SEATTLE (UPI) -- Chastened by
years of failure, federal and state
officials have turned from waterside
deterrents to the truck to drive away
the voracious sea lions feasting on
steelhead and salmon runs in Seattle.
The new twist to a long-standing
problem with the protected
mammals is the latest ploy to save the
valuable fish runs that flood through
locks in Seattle's ship canal from
Puget Sound to Lake Washington.
The 11 or so California sea lions
that troll near the locks thick with
migrating fish have done serious
damage. Each of the protected
mammals can eat up to 10 or 12 fish a
day--a rate, experts say, that is fast
bringing the wild steelhead trout run
to extinction.
Marine mammal experts, to the
dismay of animal protection groups,
over the last four years have used
nets, firecrackers, underwater
explosives and sonic repellers, and
dead fish laced with a gastric irritants
in failed efforts to rid the Ballard
Locks of sea lions.
The ...Sleek .mammals thwarted
every attempt, often taunting their
would-be captors by shaking a
splendid steelhead trout in their jaws
as they swam away before
applauding onlookers and dozens of
reporters and cameras. Official sea
lion chasing has become a high-
comedy, spectator sport in Seattle.
The current "Operation Goodbye"
is the culmination of lessons learned
from failure. It's operant principle is:
"if we can't drive them away in the
water, well haul them away in
trucks."
Last week, fishery agents began
capturing sea lions by tripping the
door of a floating cage as the animals
lounged inside. The idea is to capture
two a day for tagging with radio

Bank refuses
SPOKANE, Wash. (UPI) - A
bank in Spokane learned an
expensive lesson by refusing to
validate a 60-cent parking slip for a
distitute-looking man, who
retaliated by withdrawing his $1
million account.
"If you have $1 in a bank or $1
million, I think they owe you the
courtesy of stamping your parking
ticket," John Barrier said in an
interview published in the
Spokesman-Review.
Barrier, 59, said he was wearing his


endanger
transmitters, then haul them 150
miles by truck to the Long Beach
peninsula in southwest Washington
for release into the Pacific Ocean.
The capture plan began badly.
One of the first two sea lions
caught died in a marine fisheries
center after it was sedated and collared
with a radio transmitter. A .22-
caliber bullet was found in the
animal's neck, but experts believe
that an infection and congested
lungs, rather than the bullet, killed
the sea lion.
A second sea lion, captured
Friday, died Saturday night,
prompting marine fisheries officials
to abandon the use of anesthetics to
keep the mammals calm while
attaching the transmitters.
A spokesman for Greenpeace, the
environmental organization out to
protect all sorts of marine life, said it
was "disgusting" that drugs had been
used on the sea lions.
"There is no safe way to drug a sea
lion because they often suffocate


!eattle game fish run


when they lose consciousness, and
I've been telling the national marine
fisheries that for weeks now," said
Ben Deeble,
Deeble, like many environmentalists,-
said the problem is that "the city is
built on the watershed once used for
spawning by the fish. They ought to
do more for the fish instead of
removing the sea lions."
Bob Byrne, Department of
Wildlife spokesman, said the sea
lions deaths would not stop the "trap
and truck" operation.
Official schemes to.rid the locks of
the barking gluttons have drawn
more snears than cheers from
commercial and sport fishing groups.
"Personally, I'm for the lethal
removal of them, and if they would
give me a box of shells, I'd go clean
them all out," said mike Weever, a
board member of the Puget Sound
Gilnetters Association. "They have
no real value at all, other than
aesthetics."
Four years of trying to remove sea

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CAPTURED SEA LION- Washington State wildlife officials check out their
first captured sea lion recently in Seattle, where sea lions have been devastating
runs of salmon and steelhead trout. (AP Laserphoto)

to validate ticket, learns expi


usual shabby clothes last October
when he pulled his pickup truck into
the Old National Bank parking lot in
Spokane.
He paid a quick visit to his broker,
cashed a check at the bank and then
went outside to drive away.
The lot. boy said there was a 60-
cent parking fee, but that Barrier
could take his slip inside to get it
validated.
No problem, he thought, because
he had done business at ONB - now
U.S. Bank of Washington - for more
than 30 years.


Welder wins tightwad honors


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A
retired welder who says he separates
two-ply toilet paper to save money
won top tightwad honors in a
newspaper's "How Cheap Are You?"
contest.
"It's no trouble at all; itjust takes a
little practice," Luis Torres said
Sunday. He said his single-ply rolls
are "just as good as two-ply" and save
about 23 cents each.
Torres, 64, who attributes his
frugal ways to growing up with 14
siblings, says he buys day-old baked
goods and meats, generic groceries
and "whatever's on sale." He also
says he reuses plastic bags and never
tosses out that sliver of soap.
"I always did things to save
money," said Torres. "I've done
everything there is to make or save a
dollar. I'm not embarrassed at all."


The Oakland Tribune, which
asked readers to submit their money-
saving ideas, cited other skinflints in
the categories of gross, tacky,
unbelievable, incredible and
dishonest.
Among the gross, a Berkeley
couple said they save dental floss on a
bathroom hook for reuse, and a
Richmond man claimed he refreezes
used ice cubes.
As for tacky, one couple said they
collect two-for-one coupons to
restaurants and then invite another
couple. "We make them pay for their
half, and we dine free."
As for people who perhaps can't
distinguish between cheap and cheat,
one man admitted he carries a paper
bag with "Out of Order" written on
it. He places the bag on parking
meters next to his car.


But a teller took one look at his
grubby clothes and refused to stamp
the parking bill.
"She told me the bank only
validated parking tickets when a
customer made a transaction and
that cashing a check wasn't a
transaction," Barrier said.
The millionaire .said he asked the
teller to call a bank manager, who
also refused.
"He looked me up and down and
stood back and gave me one of those
kinds of looks," said Barrier, turning
up his nose to imitate the manager.


lions from the water around the locks
has cost the state, federal
government, army corps of engineers
and an Indian tribe more than
$320,000, excluding staff time, Byrne
said.
Officials call the current removal
program more risky to the animals
than past attempts using firecrackers
and nets, but say protecting the fish
run has become an emergency.
Fisheries experts estimate that half
of the 1988 wild steelhead run of
approximately 1,600 fish was eaten
by the sea lions. "And their
consumption rate for this year is
about twice what it was last year,"
Byrne said.
One of the reasons that past
attempts to nab or chase away the
creatures have failed, says Byrne, is
because "sea lions are smart enough
to do circus tricks."
"They are a lot smarter than a dog.
These are the animals that balance
balls on their nose, stand on one
flipper and then toss it to somebody."
The creatures migrate to
California every year, "and therels no
doubt they can find their way back
here," he said. "But will they?"
Byrne said shooting the sea lions is
one option to protecting the fish.
Wildlife officials say they will apply
for federal permission to kill the
animals if no other removal, plan
works.
"We've got to do something to
prevent vigilante action (by
commercial and sport fishermen),"
he said.
Neither the animals nor the crowds
who enjoy their antics at the locks
seem to know what danger may lurk
ahead. A sea lion waves a thrashing
steelhead, and the crowds keep
clapping.

ensive lesson
"I said, 'fine, you don't need me
and I don't need you."
Barrier withdrew all his money
and took it down the street to Seafirst
Bank.
"The first check he brought me was
for $1 million," said Dennis Veter,
vice president of Seafirst's main
Spokane branch. "You'd never know
by looking at him, but you or I
should be so lucky."
Phyllis Campbell, area manager
for U.S. Bank of Washington,
confirmed Barrier's story and says
the incident prompted the bank to
review the way it does business.


Toilets, urinals explode


at county courthouse


SEATTLE (AP) - About two
dozen toilets and urinals in the
King County Courthouse
exploded when they were flushed
after an air compressor was
mistakenly connected to a water
line, officials said.
"We think we've lost about 20
to 25 toilets," building services
manager Bill Kemp said
Thursday. "The porcelain is
actually cracked."

Each time the pressurized
privies were flushed in restrooms
throughout the 72-year-old
building, plumbing started
popping, Kemp said. Instead of


the usual swirl and gurgle of
water, geysers erupted.
Officials eventually traced the
problem to an erroneous
compressor hookup by a
construction worker on a nearby
$30 million bus tunnel project.
"They started blowing at about
11:30 (a.m.) and it took us a while
to figure it out," he recounted.
"We knew it had to be air in the
system, but the (city) Water
Department said that was
impossible."
Kemp said there were no
reports of injuries, although
several people apparently were
soaked.









6 Tropic Times
Mar. 1, 1989

financial news




Inflation signs trouble Fed chairman


WASHINTON (UPI) - Federal
Reserve Board Chairman Alan
Greenspan said last week he is
troubled by signs of renewed
inflation, including a 0.6 percent
increase in consumer prices in
January, and indicated interest rates
will have to rise to fight rising prices.
Greenspan told the House
Banking Committee in outlining the
fed's monetary policy for 1989 that
inflation as measured by the
Consumer Price Index last month
was "disturbing."
A major reason for rising inflation
is the rapid expansion of the
economy in recent months, which
has led to a scarcity of resources and
an alarming shortage of workers,
forcing employers to compete for
labor by boosting wages and


benefits.
"The recent acceleration in wage
rates is probably the reason we are
getting an increase in price pressure,"
he said.
In a repeat of his testimony before
the Senate Banking Committee, as
required by the 1978 Humphrey-
Hawkins Full Employment Law,
Greenspan told House lawmakers
the fed is determined to resist
inflation by slowing the flow of
money into the economy.
"With the economy running close
to its potential (growth), the risks
seem to be on the side of a further
strengthening of price pressures," he
said. "In these circumstances, the
Federal Reserve remains more
inclined to act in the direction of
restraint than toward stimulus."


The fed already has forced up
short-term interest rates by 3
percentage points since last March
by making it more expensive for
commercial banks to borrow money.
Those increases are passed on to
consumers in the form of higher loan
rates for homes, cars, credit-card
purchases and other items.
Last week, the federal funds rate
- which is what banks charge each
other on overnight loans - hit 9.27
percent, the highest level in three
years.
Greenspan would not comment on
whether the fed intends to raise its
benchmark discount rate, which now
is 6.5 percent. He told House
panelists the fed has a number of
devices to manipulate interest rates,
and that the closely watched discount


rate is only one of them.
Inflation during the past year has
hovered around 4.5 percent. Most
mainstream economic forecasts
indicate inflation will jump to about
5 percent during 1989. The January
consumer price index, when figured
on an annual basis, is 7.2 percent.
"Let me stress that the current rate
of inflation - is not acceptable, and
our policies are designed to reduce
inflation in coming years," he said.
But Greenspan added that he is
sure that government has the means
and the will to do what is needed to
reverse rising inflation and other
major problems.
"I am cautiously optimistic
because there's sufficient awareness
of the problems that have to be
resolved," he said.


Wholesaleprice increase highest in 8 years


WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The January followed more moderate For all of 1988, wholesale prices
year got off to a bad start for advances of 0.3 percent and 0.5 rose 4 percent and if prices continued
inflation as higher costs for food and percent in November and December, to rise at the January pace, wholesale
energy sent wholesale prices up 1 the department's Bureau of Labor inflation would total 12.7 percent by
percent in January, the sharpest statistics said. the end of the year, the bureau said.
jump in nearly eight years, the Labor That was the worst month for Over the 12 months ended in
Department said last week. wholesale inflation since April, 1981, January, the index rose 4.4 percent
The 1 percent seasonally adjusted when the increase was 1.1 percent, while prices for intermediate goods
increase for finished goods in the bureau said. moved up 6 percent and crude goods


Analysts'forecasts more optimistic


WASHINGTON (UPI) - Expert
analysts have raised their estimates
for economic growth in 1989, but
they coupled that with forecasts for
higher inflation and interest rates in a
report released this week.
A survey of members of the
National Association of Business
Economists found most analysts also
either scrapped or delayed well into
the next decade their predictions of
an economic downturn or recession.
"A significant majority (75
percent) of panel members still
expects a recession sometime during
the next two years," reported Jay
Woodworth, president of the
association.
However, Woodworth said, that
majority dropped from 89 percent in
a November report, and the
proportion of analysts expecting a
downturn this year dropped from 40
percent to 19 percent.
The median forecast for economic
growth in 1989 inched up to 2.7

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percent for the calendar year from
2.5 percent forecast in November.
Economists now expect unem-
ployment and industry operating
rates to stay around their current
levels, 5.4 percent for unemployment
and 85 percent for factory utilization
rates.
Inflation as measured by the
Consumer Price Index is expected to
accelerate to 4.8 percent from the
fourth quarter of 1988 to the fourth
quarter of 1989, from 4.3 percent
during the same period of 1987-88,
the survey showed.
The group expects the U.S.
merchandise trade deficit to improve
this year to $120 billion, down from
$135 billion in 1988.
The association wound up even
more optimistic than President
Bush's administration about the
prospects of shrinking the federal
budget deficit, projecting the red ink
will total $120 billion at the end of the
current spending year Sept. 30. The
administration is projecting about
$165 billion.
Interest rates, however, already
are outstripping the association's
forecasts after last week's round of


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commercial and government rate
hikes.
The panel predicted interest rates
would drift up to slightly higher peak
levels by mid-year and then would
begin to fall to average levels of 7.8
percent for three-month treasury
bills by the fourth quarter. The bills
averaged 8.51 at last week's auction.
The group predicted housing starts
to total 1.44 million units this year,
despite the higher interest rates, up
from the November forecast of 1.40
million. Auto sales are expected to
total 10.2 million units in 1989, down
from 1988's 10.5 million but higher
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were 7.8 percent higher than the year
earlier, the bureau said.
Wholesale inflation is even worse,
farther hack along the production
pipeline, with prices for intermediate
goods jumping 0.9 percent and crude
prices advancing 3.9 percent on top
of a 3.4 percent increase in
December, the bureau said.
The bureau said wholesale
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broad-based, with energy prices
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also moving up more .than in recent
months.
Before seasonal adjustment, the
producer price index for finished
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111.0.
For consumer goods only,
inflation was 1.1 percent after
adjustment for seasonal variations,
led by a 4.9 percent jump in energy
prices. Gasoline prices turned up
sharply following a drop in the
previous month and the costs of
home heating oil and natural gas
climbed even more than in
December, the bureau said.
Food cost 1.1 percent more in
January after virtually no change the
month before. Prices of pork, eggs,
rice and dairy prices were higher,
while the costs of chicken, fresh
vegetables, fish and coffee dropped.
Excluding the volatile food and
energy prices, wholesale inflation for
consumer goods was a more
moderate 0.4 percent in January,
held down by a big drop in the costs
of tobacco products, the bureau said.
Car prices, however, turned up 1
percent after seasonal adjustment for
the second month in a row.


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military news



Vietnam vets return home to hero's welcome


SEATTLE (UPI) - A group of
veterans who went back to Vietnam
to re-live their experiences and
relieve post-traumatic stress
disorders came home to a hero's
welcome.
About 30 family members and
friends were on hand to provide a
boisterous reception for the eight
veterans, two counselors and a
filmmaker who arrived at Seattle-
Tacoma International Airport after a
two-week sojourn back in the land
most had found too painful to
remember or forget.
"Landing in Hanoi they gave us a
better greeting than we originally got
when we came home," said Bill
Koutrouba, 46, a former Army
medic who described the journey as
"nothing, nothing like I thought for
20 years in my dreams.
"The last time I came home I got
beat up by nine guys with beer bottles
for wearing my uniform,"
Koutrouba said. "This is a little bit
different."
"I'm worn out, I'm tired, but
America is wonderful," said Dave
Roberts, 40. "All these years, my wife
and my family has had to share me
with Vietnam. For the first time I can
share Vietnam with them.
"Vietnam isn't the same as it was
20 years ago. It's totally different. I
left Vietnam in Vietnam and I'm
home."
The group toured Vietnam mainly
by bus, visiting cities, camps and
combat sites where they were
stationed during the war, including
Saigon - since renamed Ho Chi
Minh City - plus Da Nang, Hue,
Hanoi and the Iron Triangle along
the Vietnam-Cambodian border.
"Seeing the land and the people
healed again - we went places we


couldn't even recognize because they
were so overgrown or so built up
from houses -- it kind of took our
excuses away," said Robert
Swanson.
"Hopefully I've left some baggage
in Vietnam," said Ed Marcin, "I've
certainly replaced images that I've
carried for years with new ones."
Prior to going on the trip, Marcin
had said he could only remember
about 10 days of the 33 months he
spent on two tours of duty during the
war. One of the few times he could
remember was the Tet offensive of
1968 when he lost many friends while
holding off North Vietnamese for
four hours and later buried the
enemy in mass graves.
Koutrouba said the idea began
about 18 months before when he and
other veterans who suffer from post-
traumatic stress disorder were sitting
around drinking coffee. One said,
"wouldn't it be great to be drinking a
beer in Saigon?"
The idea was a hit, and after
contacting Steve Smith, a producer
for a local television station who
agreed to make a documentary about
the trip, planning began.
According to Ray Scurfield, a
Vietnam vet and now psychiatric
social worker, most members of the
group still have a way to go before
healing all the psychological wounds
of war - memories Scurfield said
were "frozen in time" - but the trip
went a long way in helping the
process.
A documentary of the trip will be
made to help other vets recover from
the war that ended 14 years ago. It is
estimated about 15 percent of the 3.1
million Vietnam veterans - about
447,000 - suffer from post-
traumatic disorder.


Secord arrested for DWI
RESTON, Va. (UPI) - Retired police would not name. Police also
Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard would not release Secord's blood-
Secord, a primary figure in the Iran- alcohol level because the information
Contra episode, was arrested and is being used as evidence, Coulter
charged with driving while said.
intoxicated over the weekend, a The DWI charge carries a
Fairfax County police spokesman maximum penalty of up to one year
said Monday. in jail, a $1,000 fine and six-month
Secord was stopped about 12:45 suspension of his driver's license,
a.m. Sunday after a police officer saw Coulter said.
his car weaving on a street in Reston,
Va., a suburb of the nation's capital, Secord, a resident of Reston, is
said police spokesman Bill Coulter. awaiting trial in U.S. District Court
Secord allegedly failed to dim the on conspiracy charges in the Iran-
lights of his car from high beam when Contra affair. He and three other
the officer flicked his cruiser lights, men, including former White House
Coulter said. aide Oliver North, who is now being
Secord was arrested and taken to tried, are accused of defrauding the
the county jail, where he later was government of millions of dollars in
released on a $500 bond, police said. profit from the Reagan Ad-
At the time of his arrest, Secord ministration's secret arms sales to
was with his wife and a friend, who Iran.

'Last man 'of WWIgroup dies
RICHMOND, Calif. (UPI) - Last Man Club.
Alfred Furrer, the "last man" of a The last survivor was supposed to
group of World War I buddies who drink the champagne, but instead
never forgot one another, died at the Furrer turned the bottle over to a
age of 97 of heart problems, friends local museum.
said last week. "It's a privilege to be honored by
Furrer, who died Sunday, helped people just for sticking around all
found the Last Man Club in 1932 this time, but, you know, I had to
with 37 of his fellow doughboys from bury a lot of people along the way."
the San Francisco Bay area and The San Francisco native was
became the final survivor of the drafted in 1917, two weeks after he
group, which met every Veterans was married.
Day. As a soldier, he said he had only
Last year, when the second-to-last one ambition: "To get out and get
club member died, Furrer inherited a home."
bottle of champagne with the label He was survived by a niece and a
signed by the original members of the cousin.


SIsIwAr
FOES, TURNED FRIENDS - Ralph Timperi, assistant commissioner of
public health for Massachusetts and Vietnam veteran, shakes hands with a
legless Viet Cong soldier at the Tay Ninh Rehabilitation Center, Vietnam,
during his visit last month. (AP Laserphoto)

Papandreou to hold referendum


concerning U.S. bases in Greece


ATHENS (UPI) - Prime
Minister Andreas Papandreou said
Sunday he would hold a referendum
on any accord reached between his
government and the United States
permitting U.S. military bases to
remain on Greek soil.
The socialist leader, addressing a
rally in an Athens suburb, said his
party was "committed to bring to the
people any agreement, if we reach
one, on the American bases," and
would hold a referendum.
Papandreou was speaking to some
25,000 members of his Pan-Hellenic
Socialist Movement two weeks after
meeting Secretary of State James
Baker during his tour of 14 NATO
member-states. The future of the
U.S. bases in Greece-was discussed
by the two officials.
Political analysts said it was too
early to conclude from Papandreou's
remarks that his government has
decided to sign a new agreement on
the bases.
No such agreement was likely until
after the general elections, scheduled
for June, the analysts said, although
the United States has been pressing
for a new agreement before the
elections.


An earlier five-year deal, under
which four major bases and about 20
minor installations operate in
Greece, expired in December, giving
the United States 17 months to
dismantle the bases.
Low-key discussions on the future
of the facilities, begun in November
1987, continued after the deal
expired in December, but in
September Greece unilaterally
declared that the Hellinikon Air Base
outside Athens would have to go
regardless of the outcome of the
talks.
The conservative New Democracy
Party, the main opposition to
PASOK, said last year that if it came
to power in the general elections it
would sign a new agreement with the
United States to allow the bases to
stay, although the Hellenikon base
would be relocated.
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To of the Chart


1. Tone Loc "Wild Thing,"
(Delicious/Vinyl) Last Week: No. 4
2. Bon Jovi "Born To Be My
Baby," (Mercury/Polygram) No. 2
3. Samantha Fox "I Wanna Have
Some Fun," (Jive/RCA) No. 3
4. Sheena Easton "The Lover In
Me," (MCA) No. 5
5. Rick Astley "She Wants To
Dance With Me," (RCA) No. 6
6. Information Society "Walking
Away," (Tommy Boy/Reprise) No. 7
7. U2 "Angel Of Harlem," (Island/
Atlantic) No. 8
8. Debbie Gibson "Lost In Your
Eyes," (Atlantic) No. 9
9. Edie Brickell & New Bohe-
mians "What I Am," (Geffen) No. 11
10. Mike & The Mechanics "The
Living Years," (Atlantic) No. 12


1. Luther Vandross "She Won't
Talk To Me," (Epic) Last Week: No. 2
3. Vanessa Williams "Dreamin',"
(Wing/Polygram) Last Week: No.6
3. Guy "Teddy's Jam," (Uptown/
MCA) No. 3
4. Anita Baker "Just Because,"
(Elektra) No. 7
5. Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock
"Get On The Dance Floor," (Profile)
No. 8
6. Cameo "Skin I'm In," (Altanta/
Polygram) No. 11
7. Midnight Star "Snake In The
Grass," (Solar/Capitol) No. 12
8. Bebe & Cece Winans
"Heaven," (Capitol) No. 14
9. The Gap Band "I'm Gonna Git
You Sucka," (Arista) No. 9
10. Milli Vanili "Girl You Know
It's True," (Arista) No. 15
TS * . s m
1. Kathy Mattea "Life As We
Know It," (Mercury) Last Week: No.
2


TISSUE PAPER - Anyone who
sends dresses or blouses to the
cleaner will get them back stuffed
with tissue paper to help sleeves,
etc., keep their shape. Take out the
tissue and fold it for later use in gift
wrapping, packing clothes when
traveling, etc.
I always seem to run out of tissue
paper for various uses, but not as
often now that I am no longer
throwing away perfectly good tissue
paper. Karen T., Euclid, Ohio

OVEN RACK CLEANING -
I've always hated cleaning oven
racks with either commercial clean-
ers or other formulas, so usually, I
only cleaned them about once a
year. You can imagine what a
terrible condition they were in by
then.
Now, I put them in the dishwasher
on a regular basis, run them through
a regular cycle, then use a paper
towel to wipe off any residue. They
stay sparkling clean all the time. Jill
C., Harrisburg, Pa.

HARDBOILED EGGS - I don't
own a blender. When I made two
dozen or so deviled eggs, it always
seemed to take so long to mash the
yolks.
One day, I used my potato masher
and they were all mashed in very
short order. I used to dread the job.
Now it's actually sort of fun. Viola P.,
Indianola. Iowa
PRICKLY PROBLEM - If you
are repotting a cactus plant, try
using tongs to transfer the plant. It
sure saves your fingers. Loretta C.,
Las Vegas, Nev.
Share your special Home Hint
with our readers. Send it to
Diane Eckert, King Features
Weekly Service, 235 East 45th
Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.

� 1989 by King Features Synd.


Tone Loc

2. The Desert Rose Band "I Still
Believe You," (MCA/Curb) No. 3
3. Gene Watson "Don't Waste It,"
(Warner Bros.) No. 4
S4. Tanya Tucker "Highway Rob-
bery," (Capitol) No. 6
5. Ronnie Milsap "Don't You
Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me),"
(RCA) No. 7
6. Southern Pacific "Honey I
Dare You," (Warner Bros.) No. 11
7. Ricky Van Shelton "From A
Jack To A King," (Columbia/CBS)
No. 12
8. Eddy Raven "Till You Cry,"
(RCA) No. 9
9. Conway Twitty "I Wish I Was
Still In Your Dreams," (MCA) No. 10
10. The Oak Ridge Boys "Bridges
And Walls," (MCA) No. 14
� 1989 by King Features Synd.


YVES SAINT LAURENT: IMAGES
OF DESIGN, introduction by Margu-
erite Duras, 1958-1988 (Knopf: $100,
slipcased).
A CERTAIN STYLE: THE ART OF
THE PLASTIC HANDBAG, 1949-59
by Robert Gottlieb & Frank Maresca,
photos by Edward Shoffstall &
Frank Maresca (Knopf: $35).
The haute couture of Paris have
dictated for decades what fashion-
able women worldwide will wear.
Yves Saint Laurent, an enfant terri-
ble of style when he burst upon the
scene in 1957 at the age of 21, has
dominated or certainly been the
most celebrated arbiter of milady's
dress in the 30 years since his debut
with Christian Dior.
The volume under review is far
more than just a catalog of Saint
Laurent designs, however. True, the
unmistakable Saint Laurent flair
shines through in each of the 53
duotone and 79 color reproductions,
but even this master of couture
would agree that more than just
distinctive lines are necessary to
promote a collection. Eyecatching
models, proper lighting, and master
lensmen all contribute to the
impress of a designer's offering. All
of those are evident in the visually
stunning selections assembled in
this large-sized dedication to Saint
Laurent's "life" in style.
The Gottlieb-Maresca focus is just
one aspect of facets and fashion.
The objects of their presentation
were new versions of an old female
accessory in a new material for a
new age. Plastic was a fairly new
substance for shaping and designing
when in the early postwar years of
the 1940s and '50s, handbag manu-
facturers brought out Lucite bags.
The 92 selections shown are indeed
strange to view but nonetheless
intriguing. These "lunacies" as they
are dubbed were short-lived in what
is always a faddish market but their
appeal is colorfully apparent.
O 1989 by King Features Synd.


YOUR HOROSCOPE

by Charles King Cooper


ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You
will find that your immediate family
is being too demanding concerning
finances. Make sure everyone under-
stands what is realistic and what is
not. Stick close to home during the
latter part of the week and don't
take any chances with your health.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You
will receive a career offer this week
which will be very tempting. Make
sure you look into every aspect of it
before deciding to make a move.
There are some hidden ties attached
which you may not like. Your
gregarious nature will be satisfied
this weekend.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You
feel like gadding about, so start
paying some holiday visits now.
Your sociability and charm bring
great favor. Utilize those ideas
which you've kept on the shelf for
too long at work. They will work to
your financial advantage.
MOON CHILDREN (June 21 to
July 22) Your mind is sharp right
now and you are able to perceive
situations around you quite clearly
and correctly. Use this knowledge to
strengthen your position at work
and in the home.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
Involving yourself in a regular
exercise regimen will sharpen your
powers of thinking, as well as tone
up your body. Your approach at
work has been just the right touch
- not too assertive, not too meek.
Spend time getting your home ready
for the holidays.
VIRGO (August 23 to September
22) Your budget is an absolute mess
and has been for quite some time.
Take heart; the situation will soon
improve through an unexpected
windfall. However, take the time to
work out a livable expenditure
schedule.
LIBRA (September 23 to October
22) Seek advice from a financial
expert before investing any of your


tune and money into a new project
which could prove to be a folly.
Those of you who are single will
yearn to settle down, but relax and
let nature take its own course.
SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem-
ber 21) It's best to stick close to
home this week and concentrate on
all the domestic chores which need
to be done. Children will try your
patience, but keep them busy at
tasks which will not only be helpful
to you, but will keep them occupied
as well.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22
tro December 21) Your creative flair
is at a peak right now. Take
advantage of it and do some writing
or drawing to express yourself. If
you turn your hand to decorating.
right now, your home will reflect
your creativity.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) Your penchant is for the
practical this week, so put those
ideas to good use and present them
to bigwigs. The result will be very
profitable for you. That co-worker
who's been coming on to you can
only spell trouble, so don't try to mix
business and pleasure.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18) Lately, you've found
yourself thinking suspicious
thoughts about someone near and
dear to you. Dispel this by having an
open discussion about your fears.
While this won't alleviate them
altogether, you and your loved one
will be able to ride this out.
PISCES (February 19 to March
20) You have all the facts you need
right at hand, thanks to your
research. This is the time to go
ahead and present them.to bigwigs.
Your love life will become very
intense this week, so enjoy it. People
around you will try to manipulate
you into the position they want, but
be aware of it and avoid it.
� 1989 by King Features Synd.


by Lawrence E. Lamb, M.D.
DEAR DR. LAMB: I am a female
in my late 50s. During a recent
severe urinary tract infection, I
was diagnosed as having herpes. I
have been married to the same
man, my second husband, for
almost 14 years and have not
been sexually active with anyone
else during that time. My hus-
band says he has not been sex-
ually involved with anyone but
me, but I'm not sure about this. I
am sure I have not been.
I have had trouble getting over
the urinary tract infection and
am worried about AIDS. Please
tell me how long the herpes virus
may be inactive before an out-
break. I am terribly mixed up and
despondent to say the least.
DEAR READER: The truth is that
once you have the herpes virus, you
will have it for life. The other fact is
that 40 percent of the people who
have herpes never have any lesions
that they remember or can identify.
That is why a single elderly lady who
has not had any sexual relations for
20 years may be startled to develop
genital herpes. Failure to understand
this has caused, a great deal of
marital discord when one of the
mates breaks out with genital herpes
despite both having been faithful to
their marital vows.
It is entirely possible that either
you or your husband have had the
herpes virus in your nerve fibers
since you were teenagers.
I have had enough letters from
older people who develop genital
herpes and have never had an attack
before to suggest that some change
occurs that allows the virus to
become active for the first time


Ask Dr. Lamb

years after the initial infection. That
should not be surprising because
many diseases can become active
when the body's defense mechan-
isms decrease. An unrelated exam-
ple is the increased incidence of
active tuberculosis in older people
who have not had active tuberculo-
sis for years, but may have had a
childhood infection.
Certainly, if both you and your
husband have been faithful to each
other for 14 years, you have no need
to worry about AIDS.
I'm sending you Special Report
W.S63, Oral and Genital Herpes, for
more details. Others who want this
report can send $1 with a long,
stamped, self-addressed envelope
for it to THE HEALTH
LETTER/WS63, P.O. Box 19622,
Irvine, Calif. 92713
� 1989 North America Synd.
All Rights Reserved


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lifestyle


Tipton's 'secret revealed following autopsy


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Billy
Tipton kept to himself as his jazz trio
toured the West.
He never went swimming in the
motel pools. Waiting for a call from
the group's manager, he'd say, or
didn't want to burn his fair skin. he
stayed in a separate room, and didn't
talk much about childhood or family
life. When he did talk, he'd say he
came from a broken home and was
sent to live with an aunt.
Drummer Dick O'Neill considered
Tipton to be his best friend, but even
he was shocked at what the
saxophone and piano player had
been hiding.
"Billy Tipton was a biological
female," pathologist George
Lindholm said after an autopsy on
Tipton, who died Jan. 21 from a
bleeding ulcer.
Interviews with family, friends,
colleagues and jazz affficionados
shed little light on Tipton's early
years; even her age is uncertain. Kitty
Oakes, who lived as Tipton's wife
after 1960 until they separated about
10 years ago, told a funeral home
Tipton was born Dec. 29, 1914, in
Oklahoma Dity and was raised in
Kansas City, Mo. But no birth
certificate has been found.
What is known is that Tipton, a
saxophone and piano player who
liked to write vocal arrangements,
performed with the Jack Teagarden,
Russ Carlyle and Scott Cameron
bands before forming the Billy
Tipton Trio in the 1950s.
"He gave up everything," Oakes,
who adopted three sons with Tipton,
told The Spokesman-Review
newspaper. "There were certain rules
and regulations in those days if you
were going to be a musician."
But jazz experts, including several
women who played in bands in the


1930s, said that while there was
discrimination, they doubted that a
talented musician would have had to
pose as a man to make it in the
industry. They point to Mary Lou
Williams and others who became
famous as jazz musicians and
composers.
"When I first started, I was
skipped over unless they couldn't get
anybody else," said pianist Norma
Teagarden, sister of Jack Teagarden.
"At that time, it was hard to break in
with a band, especially if you played
saxophone."
Marion McPartland, ajazz pianist
who hosts a National Public Radio


jazz show, said, "It's such a strange
story, I don't feel it any part of my
own career. I can't identify with
somebody doing something like
that."
"It certainly was unusual to find a
white woman playing piano in jazz
bands," said George Simon, a jazz
critic. "I don't think that society was
really well prepared for (women jazz
players). Even jazz, which was as
liberal a society as you could find,
there wasn't that much integration."
O'Neill said the clamor over the
role reversal overshadows the fact
that Tipton was a fine musician with
a keen sense of humor. Tipton's baby


face and high voice prompted some
cracks in nightclubs, but the
drummer said, "I would almost fight
anybody" who said Tipton looked
too feminine to be a man.
"I came from a small town and was
a mill worker. He had feminine
features and at first, I thought he was
kind of queer.- But after I went to
work for him I had no reason to think
that," O'Neill said. "He was a straight
guy and there was no hanky-panky."
Tipton "was the type of person
who would give you the shirt off his
back. He made gobs of money for
other people and ended up with
nothing," he said.


Murphy returns to TV as sitcom producer
NEW YORK (AP) - Soon it will one more interesting and funny way but mostly his credit here is as Meanwhile, Mom (Barba
be possible to make a TV program to spoof its very own medium in executive producer. Barrie) teaches tap dancing
that makes fun of TV programs that "What's Alan Watching?" on CBS. The hour-long sitcom combined neighborhood youngsters.
make fun of TV, but Eddie Murphy's Murphy returns to television in a with video sketches, "What's Alan
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Overlooked tax deductions
Here are some common allowable deductions. Even small claims can
add up - for every $100 you deduct, you can pay from $11 to $38 less
in taxes.
DEDUCTIONS THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER


PERSONAL DEDUCTIONS
* Charitable contributions and medical expenses paid by
credit card.
* Points paid to get a loan for the purchase or
improvement of your home are generally
deductible.
* Contributions to an IRA paid in cash or by
credit card on or before April 15, 1989.
* The value of household goods, services or entertainment pur-
chased to benefit a charitable organization.
* The cost of gas, parking, fares and mileage to obtain medical
care or to perform volunteer work for a
charitable organization.
* The cost of preparing your tax return.
' The cost of remedial reading instruction for a
child who suffers from dyslexia.
BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS
* The cost of a passport obtained for a
business trip.
* Transportation costs can be claimed if
you travel to more than one place of work, or to
work and school (for job-related education) or for job-seeking in the
same line of work, or for work-related errands.
. Some work-related moves.
- The cost of long-distance business phone calls made
from your home.
* A reward paid for the recovery of lost business property.
SOURCE: H&R Block InfoGraphica � 1989 North America Syndicate. Inc.


Eddie Murphy Television in its deal
with CBS. Well, so far, so good. It
was written by former "Saturday
Night Live" writers Barry W.
Blaustein, David Sheffield and Bob
Tischler.
Woven through the sitcom
premise is a satire of movies of the
week, game shows, commercials,
documentaries. A rapid montage of
these is presented to 17-year-old
Alan Hoffstedtter (Corin "Corky"
Nemec) who plops in front of the set
with the remote when he wants to get
away from the rest of his wacky
family.

First, there's older sister Gail
(Fran Drescher), who mooches off
mom and dad and waits for her
divorce from Juan to become final so
she can marry slobbish carpet-
cleaning magnate, Leonard Kling,
"the Carpet King," (Rob Bartlett)
whose motto, which he often
graphically demonstrates, is "so
clean you could eat off it."
Alan's brother Jeff (David
Packer), a Porsche salesman, is in
love with his sleek 912 Turbo - and
any other material possession he can
acquire. "Did I tell you I'm thinking
about getting a fax machine?" he
excitedly asks dad at dinner.


The sitcom plot manages to be
very funny on one level, rather
poignant on another. While mom
and dad yearn to spend worry-free
golden years at the sunny retirement
village of their choice, the older kids
regress, moving back home when
they can't make it in the outside
world. Alan, facing the uncertainties
of a far-away college next year, is
torn between going off to school and
staying in Philadelphia to be near
his high-school heartthrob.

When he escapes to the TV room,
Alan is regaled with an amazing
array of video sketches that, when
interspersed occasionally with actual
clips of television shows, make the
real things look likejokes. There's an
ad for a hard-hitting news report on
"pit babies;" a documentary on Mr.
Ed, complete with celebrity
recollections, such as George Carlin's
paean, "While we were still telling
jokes, Ed was working conceptually;"
a commercial for an upcoming
extraVaganza - "Coming Sunday to
the Brendan Byrne Arena - it's
'Gandhi on Ice!"'
In keeping with the hipness of the
hour, the surreal ending is very funny
and thankfully leaves the end unpat
-perhaps suitable for a weekly
series.


HAPPY ANNIVERSAR Y-Allison Smith of "Kate andA lly, "left, Eileen Fulton of "As the World Turns, "second
from right, and Nancy Dussault of theBroadwayplay "Into the Woods, "got together Feb. 14 to giveBarbie a hand at
a gala in New York. Barbie was the guest of honor at a "Pink Jubilee" celebrating the doll's thirtieth anniversary.


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ACROSS
1 Naive fellow
6 Chocolate
substitute
11 Essence of
roses
16 Yacht basin
17 Coral island
18 Stole: slang
20 Texas team
21 Giant arma-
dillo
22 Pittsburgh
team
24 Inquire
25 Storage unit
27 Purify
29 Smell a -
(suspect)
30 Home of the
Mets
32 Fritz of film-
dom
33.Jostles
34 Corduroy
ridge
35 Jetties
37 Cross
39 Kind of sup-
port
40 Shoestring
41 Poem of six
lines
43 Sends the
check
beforehand
45 Detroit team
46 Marc


49 Aromatic
tree
50 Philadelphia
team
54 Batik arti-
san's need
55 Home of the
Expos
59 Shutterbug's
concern
60 Yawns
62 Spigot for a
barrel
64 FDR's
mother
65 Work unit
66 Child's game
67 French
donkey
68 George
Burns role
69 Simpleton
71 Hone the
razor
73 Official
decree
75 Away from
the weather
76 Internal her-
nia
78 Sea eagle
80 West Coast
team
82 Indulge to
excess
83 Inscribed
85 South Ameri-
can monkey
86 Giant grasses
89 Site of Wri-
gley Field
91 Clubhouse


denizen
95 Broadway
VIP
96 "The Bridge
of San -
Rey"
97 Unit of force
99 River in
France
100 IRS agent
101 Credit card
balance
102 Foreign
quarter of
Constantino-
ple
104 Spartan
queen
105 Poetic con-
traction
106 Desisted
108 Tried hard
110 Calendar
abbr.
111 Baltimore
team
113 Biblical
mount
115 Los Angeles
team
117 Band of
color
118 Nebraska
city
119 Sea ducks
120 " - in the
Dark"
121 Gaseous ele-
ment
122 Small
amounts
DOWN


1 New York
team
2 Part of
OPEC
3 German sea-
Sport
4 Sign up
5 Oriental
sailor
6 Class
7 Flower
extract: var.
8 Decompose
9 Whistling
swan
10 Toronto
team
11 Be ambitious
12 Minnesota
world
champs
13 Backyard
swing, per-
haps
14 Psych. org.
15 Go back
over
16 Golf club
19 Casino
employee
20 Coarse files
23 Marks to let
stand
26 Studlike
projection
28 Stadium-
fillers
31 Russian
unions
34 Bets
36 Zoo attrac-
tion


38 Actions
39 Garments for
superheroes
40 Fuzz on
fabric
42 H.S. math
course
44 A single
thickness
45 Prong
47 Home of 80
Across
49 Skunk
50 West Point
freshman
51 Egret
52 Bar of cast
metal
53 Bowling
mark
55 Tiny portion
56 National bird
of the US.
57 Biblical
name
58 Burdens
61 One type of
trip?
63 Thumb part
70 Home of the
Red Sox
71 Hardens
72 Persian fair-
ies
73 Toward the
center
74 Adorn
75 " - Farm"
(Orwell
book)
77 City in
France


79 Bird of fable
81 News para-
graph
83 Chicago
team
84 Native of
Cairo
86 Bone: comb.
form
87 Stove
gadgets
88 Type of fun-
gus
89 Chicago
team
90 Unique thing
92 Milwaukee
team
93 US. bacter-
iologist
94 Relaxes with
the news-
paper
96 Lets
98 Worn away
101 Seas: Poetic
103 To wear, in
France
106 Caesar's 152
107 "Brother,
Can You
Spare a- ?
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of Abyssinia
109 Icelandic tale
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var.
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twins
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Mar. 11989


sports


Yankee drunks irk Rickey


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.
(AP) - Rickey Henderson says
excessive drinking by some members
of the New York Yankees hurt the
club's pennant chances last season,
according to a published report.
"You would see them (players) all
drunk on the plane. You would see
them out and they're drunk,"
Henderson said in Tuesday's editions
of the Westchester-Gannett
newspapers.
"How can you perform the next
day? Liquor does not leave you
overnight," Henderson said.
Henderson did not identify any
Yankee players involved in his claim.
"You've got to know when to party
and when not to party. I saw too
many people partying too much,
getting too drunk. This was the
whole season," the All-Star
outfielder said.
Henderson did not blame either
Billy Martin or Lou Piniella, who
replaced Martin as manager on June
23, for what he believes was poor
conduct on the part of some players.
Neither Piniella nor Martin could
be reached for comment Monday
night.
"I would never criticize anybody,"
Henderson told Gannett. "The


problem is not really built around the
manager. It's yourself individually.
When it comes down to the nitty
gritty and everything is tight and it's
do or die, you've got to step to the
side and say, 'Hey, I'm not going to
do some things.' Sometimes we
didn't do that."
Martin was involved in a brawl last
May at a topless Texas nightclub. In
the altercation, Martin was badly
beaten and was replaced shortly
thereafter.
New Yankees manager Dallas
Green says beer and wine will be
available on the team's charter
flights, but not hard liquor. He used
the same guidelines when he
managed Philadelphia.
I've seen too many people who did
not handle that well," he said of his
reason for not making hard liquor
available.
Last season, the Yankees struggled
in August and finally finished 3 1/2
games behind Boston in the
American League East.
"When it's all over," Henderson
said, "you say, 'We only missed by 3
1 /2 games. What could it take to get
those games back? Maybe it was
those days we were tired.' "


NHL Standings

As of March 1
WALES CONFERENCE
Patrick Division
W L T Pt GF GA


NY Rangers
Pittsburgh
Washington
Phila
New Jersey
NT Isles


xAont
Buffa
Bosto
Hartf
Quebi


33 23
32 24
30 24
31 30
21 31
21 37


74 262 234
71 284 269
70 232 212
65 244 220
53 225 262
46 209 261


Adams Division
real 43 15 7 93 257
alo 30 28 6 66 241
on 27 24 11 65 217
ford 27 31 4 58 233
ec 22 36 6 50 215
CAMPBELL CONFERENCE


Detroit
Chicago
St. Louis
Minnesota
Toronto

xCalgary
Los Ang
Edmonton
Vancouver
Winnipeg


Norris
W L
28 26
22 32
22 31
19 29
22 37
Saythe
44 14
32 26
32 27
27 30
21 31


Division
T Pt OF GA
11 67 258 256
10 54 245 269
10 54 216 234
14 52 205 232
5 49 198 265
Division
8 96 282 185
6 70 315 279
6 70 270 247
7 61 206 203
10 52 235 275


NBA Standings

EASTERI COIFERECE
Atlantic Division
V L Pet. GB
lew York 37 18 .673 -
Philadelphia 29 24 .547 7


Boston 25 29 .463
Washington 22 31 .415
Mew Jersey 21 35 .375
Charlotte 15 39 .278
Central Division
Cleveland 41 12 .774
Detroit 36 15 .706
Milwaukee 34 18 .654
Atlanta 35 20 .636
Chicago 32 21 .004
Indiana 13 40 .245


11 1/2
14
16 1/2
21 1/2


4
6 1/2
7
9
28


WESTERI COIFEREICE
Midwest Division
V L Pet. GB
Utah 34 22 .607 -
Houston 31 23 .574 2
Denver 30 26 .536 4
Dallas 28 25 .528 4 1/2
San Antonio 13 41 .241 20
iaani 8 45 .151 24 1/2
Pacific Division
L.A. Lakers 37 17 .685 -
Phoenix 34 19 .642 .2 1/2
Seattle 33 20 .623 3 1/2
Golden State 31 21 .596 5
Portland 26 26 .500 10
Sacramento 15 39 .278 22
LA Clippers 11 45 .196 27


New York Knicks win 21 in a row at home


NEW YORK (AP) - The Knicks
teams of the late 1960s and early
1970s are remembered with
reverence by New York basketball
fans. They speak in hushed tones of
Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere,
Walt Frazier and Bill Bradley.
Teamwork. Hustle. Cham-
pionships.
Not until now has New York had a
team that could touch them. Not
until Sunday, when the 1988-89 team
set a Madison Square Garden record
for consecutive victories with its 21st
straight, 122-110 over the Boston
Celtics.
The previous mark of 20 was set in
1968-69 and matched in 1972-73, the
last year the team won an NBA
championship.
Among the sellout crowd of 19,591
at Sunday's game was Red Holzman,
68, who coached the Knicks' two
championship teams in 1970 and
1973.


"You know what they say about
records," Holzman said. "They're
meant to be broken sooner or later. I
think it's good that his team did it.
They are a good group that is coming
on. They play together."
New York native Mark Jackson,
who had 28 points and 11 assists
against the Celtics, also remembered
the glory years.
"This record is special to us,"
Jackson said. "I was a fan watching
those great teams set records, and it's
special to break some of them. We
want to build on this record and put
it out of reach."
Jackson said it's too early to think
about the Celtics' NBA record of 38
consecutive home victories set in
1985-86. He'd rather reflect on
Sunday's accomplishment.
"I'm living out a dream right now,"
Jackson said. "I had a dream to play
for the Knicks. I had a dream to


break records that they set. So to be a
part of that is really an
accomplishment. I'm in a fantasy
world."
This year's Knicks team is
compared so often with the
championship teams coached by
Holzman that they are relieved to
have one reminder cast aside.
"This will give this team its own
identity," said guard Gerald Wilkins,
who scored 18 points.
Center Patrick Ewing finished
with 26 points, 13 rebounds and
seven blocked shots for the Knicks.
The Knicks, who never trailed in
running their home record to 24-1,
led 20/16 before a 16-3 streak put
them in control. Wilkins keyed the
spurt with nine points in 3:09,
including a layup that gave New
York a 36-19 lead with 11:29 left in
the first half.
Three-point goals by Johnny


Seaver signs with NBC, Yankees


NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Seaver
is back in the rotation. It won't be on
the mound, though. Itll be in the TV
booth.
NBC, the lame duck network of
baseball's Game of the Week,
announced Monday that Seaver will
be its top color commentator this
year, joining play-by-play man Vin
Scully.
"I used to practice on the days I
didn't pitch," Seaver said of his
broadcasting. "Some days I wished
that I did do it on the days I was
pitching, too."
Seaver has been out of baseball
since the end of the 1986 season. He
became a free agent and no one
wanted him. Then, in the summer of
1987 he tried a comeback with the
New York Mets but decided he didn't
have enough left in his right arm.
What's he been up to since?
"Rest and reflection over the last
20 years. And staying home. After 20


years on the road, I wanted time to sit
back and think about what I was
going to do."
Some athletes have trouble
adjusting to life after baseball.
Seaver says he hasn't.
"It really wasn't very hard. I really
felt that I couldn't perform to a level
that was acceptable to me. It was
extremely difficult if I was sitting
there with 293 wins or sitting there
with 2,890 strikeouts. There was
nothing left for me to accomplish
from a personal-numerical
standpoint."
NBC's final season begins on
March 25 with a Los Angeles
Dodgers exhibition game against the
Boston Red Sox. Seaver opens the
season in Atlanta, where the Braves
host the Dodgers on April 8.
After this season, the Game of the
Week is no more. CBS, which takes
over baseball in 1990, will show only
12 games during the season.


"It's heading less and less for
Saturday afternoons, which I think is
a shame," Seaver said. "I don't think
it's the right thing for baseball. I
think it's a tradition that baseball's
on Saturday afternoons."
In addition to doing color for
NBC, he'll be joining the New York
Yankees broadcast crew this year.
Matt Merola, Seaver's agent, said
that deal probably will be wrapped
up Tuesday.
On national television broadcasts,
the announcers are expected to be
impartial. For the Yankees, however,
you're expected to parrot the party
line.
"I always thought I could deliver
somewhat objectively about what's
going out on the field. I realize that
locally there's a pressure being put on
the hometown people to root for the
home team, the people signing your
paychecks."


Newman and Jackson helped the
Knicks take their largest lead of the
first half, 63-41. New York led 69-49
at halftime.
Boston rallied in the second half,
getting within nine points with 4:43
left, but a basket by Ewing and a
layup and three-point play by
Jackson rebuilt the margin to
116-100.
"Exciting, tremendous, fun, and
we made history," Wilkins said. "Not
a bad afternoon."

Joynerpleased

with post-game

success story
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -
Olympic sprinter Florence
Griffith Joyner isn't slowing
down, despite her retirement from
track competition.
On Sunday, a day after
announcing her retirement,
Griffith Joyner said she's ready to
pursue her interests in writing and
acting as well as signing a series of
endorsement contracts.
"I'm ... looking to more things
in my life, to move on, because I
know I1l be just as happy as I was
in track and field," she said.
Griffith Joyner, 29, appeared at
a news conference held after she
received the Harvard Foundation
for Intercultural and Race
Relations Award.
Griffith Joyner said she was
honored to win the award, which
has been given in the past to
Bishop Desmond Tutu and Javier
Perez de Cuellar, secretary
general of the United Nations.
"Just thinking about who has
won the award, it gets me excited.
It takes me back to Seoul," she
said. There, at the Olympics,
Griffith Joyner won three gold
medals and a silver.


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12 Tropic Times
Mar. 1, 1989


Price hikes trigger Venezuelan riots


CARACAS (Reuter) - At least
20 people were killed and more than
200 wounded late Monday in
widespread violence and looting in
Caracas sparked by a national price
hike in gasoline and bus fares, a


police spokesman said Tuesday.
President Carlos Andres Perez
called out army troops at 2 a.m. (I
a.m. EST) Tuesday to restore order,
said the police spokesman who
declined to be identified.


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NAIL SANDWICH - Gary Curts, a teacher in Dublin High School in
suburban Columbus, Ohio, demonstrates, the hard way, the method of
spreading pressure over a large area. Curts, who teaches physical sciences,
volunteeredfor the bed of nails experiment for students Colin Redman,
foreground, and John Orsak. At right, holding Colin, is J.D. Ottery. (AP
Laserphoto)


The spokesman told Reuters more
than 1,000 people were under arrest,
mostly for looting stores.
He said armed looters were
responsible for most of the deaths.
One police commander, Rafael Mesa
Esturis, was shot dead during the
disturbances and 11 policemen were
injured, he added.
Police said at least 11 Caracas
neighborhoods were raided by
looters who began their rampage
after a bus fare hike of 30 percent
went into effect Monday, the day
after a 90 percent gasoline price rise.
Residents said the violence was the
worst in Caracas since a popular
insurrection toppled Venezuelan
dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez in
January 1958 and led to the
establishment of democracy in the
country.
Perez, who took office on
February 2, has introduced an
austerity program to conform with
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
loan guidelines.
Central Bank President Pedro
Tinoco and Finance Minister Egle
Iturbe de Blanco were scheduled to
sign a letter of intent detailing the
new economic package in
Washington later on Tuesday, the
official news agency Venpres said.
"The looting of stores is reminiscent
of scenes in recent years from Brazil,
Santo Domingo and more recently
Peru," El Nacional newspaper
columnist Alfredo Alvarez said.
"Now that we have accepted the IMF
prescription, it is now our turn."
Witnesses said most shops were
closed in Caracas, a city of four
million people, following the
violence which began Monday
morning and continued sporadically
overnight until Tuesday morning.
Buses were not running, forcing
thousands of people to walk through
streets littered with debris from the
looting and bonfires and barricades
built by protesters.
Schools were closed and children
sent home, residents said.
At least six cars and buses were set
on fire. One bus was blazing less than
two blocks from the presidential
palace.
Violence was also reported in the


II


Crash kills USARSO officer


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - A U.S.
Army officer died as the result of a
head-on automobile collision on
Gaillard Highway at about 3:20
p.m. Sunday.
Col. Gerald E. Clark, Deputy
Chief of Staff, Intelligence, U.S.
Army South, was pronounced
dead on arrival at 3:55 p.m. at
Gorgas Army Community
Hospital.
Clark was traveling alone in his
vehicle from Fort Clayton to
Corozal when he was hit by a
vehicle driven by Carlos Salazar,
age and nationality unknown.
Salazar had one passenger in
his vehicle and was attempting to
pass a vehicle. As he tried to
reenter his traffic lane, Mr.
Salazar's vehicle struck another
vehicle and bounced into the lane
of oncoming traffic.
The two people in the other
vehicle had minor injuries and
were taken to Gorgas Army
Community Hospital, treated and
released. Salazar and his


passenger were also taken to
Gorgas Army Community
Hospital, stabilized and
transported to Panama's Social
Security hospital.
The accident is under
investigation.
Clark is survived by his wife,
Barbara, of Fairfax, Va., and
three children, Natalie, 18;
Elizabeth, 16; and Gerald III, 9.
Clark's almost 23 years of
service included his last tour as
Commander, U.S. Army Forces,
Joint Task Force-Bravo. He also
served as an Army attache in
Honduras; was assigned to the
Pentagon; had served on the staff
and faculty of the U.S. Military
Academy; and had served a tour
in Vietnam.
Clark was born in Puerto Rico
on July 27, 1942. He had been
stationed in Panama since
August, 1988.
A memorial service was held at
9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the
Fort Clayton Chapel. Clark will
be interred at Arlington National
Cemetery.


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Local teacher

drowns avoiding

attack by bees

QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - A local
teacher drowned Sunday in Gatun
Lake, near Barro Colorado
Island, when he and two others
were attacked by a swarm of bees.
Gary E. Hauser, 42, a Curundu
Junior High School physical
education teacher, originally from
St. Paul, Minnesota, jumped out
of the boat from which he was
fishing. The other two individuals
also jumped from the boat, but
were able to swim to shore.
The exact cause of death is still
under investigation.
Hauser is survived by his wife,
Lesley, of Rochester, Minnesota,
and two daughters: Anne, 21; and
Lori, 14. Additionally, Hauser is
survived by his parents, also from
Minnesota.
Memorial services are
scheduled for Wednesday at 4
p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran
Church on Balboa Road.


country's main export, declined
sharply.
towns of Maracaibo, Maracay,
Puerto La Cruz, Barcelona, Merida
and San Cristobal.
Interior Minister Alejandro
Izaquirre vowed in a nationwide
television address Monday night to
restore order and said the protests, if
unchecked, threatened anarchy.
Political violence is rare in
Venezuela, whose citizens enjoy
South America's highest living
standard and most stable democracy.
But buying power has been eroded
since 1986, when the price of oil, the

Et cetera

Economy sluggish
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
economy grew at a sluggish
annual rate of 2 percent in the
final three months of 1988 as the
worst deterioration in the trade
deficit in more than two years
offset unexpected strength in
consumer spending, the
government reported Tuesday.
The Commerce Department said
the gross national product, the
broadest measure of economic
health, advanced at its slowest
pace since the final three months
of 1986.
Bush opens blitz
WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Bush had coffee with
Senate Majority Leader George
Mitchell Tuesday, kicking off a
last-minute lobbying blitz to
salvage his nomination of John
Tower as defense secretary.
Mitchell, D-Maine, was the
leadoff Oval Office guest among
about a dozen senators, mostly
Democrats, whom Bush invited to
the White House in an effort to get
Tower confirmed and avoid the
most serious setback of his young
administration.
Trial gets codes
WASHINGTON (AP) - The
judge in Oliver North's Iran-
Contra trial is assigning code
names to mask the identities of
foreign officials and intelligence
operatives the government wants
kept secret. U.S. District Judge
Gerhard Gesell explained to
jurors Monday that the codes
were necessary "to protect the
identities of those individuals so
they will not get in trouble" for
involvement in covert intelligence
operations.
Daley next mayor?
CHICAGO (AP) - Mayor
Eugene Sawyer, lacking the
monolithic support among fellow
blacks that twice put Harold
Washington in City Hall, bet his
future on blacks voting in
Tuesday's mayoral primary
against front-runner Richard M.
Daley, son of the quintessential
political boss who ruled Chicago
for more than two decades.
Iran cuts UK tie
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -
Iran's parliament voted Tuesday
to sever ties with Britain in a week
unless London ends its diplomatic
embargo and denounces Salman
Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses,"
Iran's official news agency said.
In another development, British
author Roald Dahl accused
Rushdie of deliberately
sensationalizing "The Satanic
Verses" to make it a bestseller.


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G'fi of fhe Panam CanalMs the Tropic Times Vol. II, No. 4 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Mar. 1, 1989 USSO UTHCOM advises Do not leave post without '89 plate QUARRY HEIGHTS (US Canal Commission mechanical Command has not received the U.S. Forces from paying SOUTHCOM PAO) -U.S. inspection site for vehicles until Dec. notification of an official extension Panamanian income taxes. military forces personnel without 13, 1988, well beyond the date of the 1988 vehicle license plates to Requiring a tax clearance certificate the required 1989 Panama vehicle established to service the U.S. assist U.S. Forces personnel who is obviously another attempt to license plates have been advised by Forces. According to the U.S. have been unable to obtain their 1989 harass U.S. personnel in Panama. USSOUTHCOM to continue efforts protest letter the complications plates. The Noriega regime is acting to obtain the illegally required caused by this late date were U.S. military personnel have been illegally according to international Panamanian national tax clearance exacerbated by the "routine cautioned that driving outside or and Panamanian law, a top U.S. certificate (Paz y Salvo) and other unavailability" of DNTT inspection between U.S. installations with 1988 military officer said, adding, "It is documents, but have cautioned forms. Panama license plates, may subject unfortunate that while Noriega is personnel about driving in vehicles During the inspection period, them to harassment or other regime busy implementing these petty with 1988 plates. members of the U.S. Forces sanctions. harassments, we are busy keeping The Panama Defense Forces have community were also "illegally USSOUTHCOM officials expect our serious commitment to the U.S. not officially extended the period precluded," according to the letter, the Panama Defense Forces are and Panamanian people, through the during which members of the U.S. from obtaining vehicle inspections prepared to detain vehicles to check Panama Canal Treaty. to defendthat Forces can drive using 1988 plates. for 13 days, further delaying the license plates and Paz y Salvos and strategic waterway. We know full According to a protest letter dated process. Also the computers used by will fine drivers with expired plates. well that an overwhelming majority Feb. 24, 1989 from the U.S. coPanama's Ministry of the Treasury U.S. Forces personnel have been of Panamanians do not support chairman of the Joint Committee to to process the illegally required tax advised to use a "buddy system" Noriega's policy of harassment of the Panamanian co-chairman of the clearance certificates were routinely when possible or make use of U.S. U.S. Forces." Joint Committee the U.S. forces inoperative. military shuttle bus services. U.S. officials in Panama are community "made a good faith In that protest letter, the U.S. U.S. officials here and in attempting to resolve this issue effort" to comply with the vehicle Joint Committee co-chairman Washington have reviewed the quickly, and have encouraged U.S. registration requirements. However, insisted that for these reasons, Noriega regime's new requirement of personnel to use the buddy system the Panama Defense Forces (PDF) members of the U.S. Forces should national tax clearance certificates and continue efforts to obtain 1989 delayed and frustrated U.S. Forces "not be held accountable for failure (Paz y Salvos) from U.S. Forces license plates. efforts with a number of obstacles. to acquire the 1989 license plates by military and civilian personnel and The PDF national traffic bureau the Feb. 28, 1989 deadline." To date, have found it illegal and in violation There has been no extension of (DNTT) did not certify the Panama however, the U.S. Southern of the Panama Canal Treaty. The h9s beenoextes of One U.S. official said, "it totally the 1988 license plates and violates both the letter and spirit of personnel are cautioned not to the Panama Canal Treaty, which drive vehicles with 1988 plates. unequivocally exempts members of drivevehicleswith_1988_plates What to doffstoppedbyPDF QUARRY HEIGHTS(USSOUTHfeatures, name tags, rank, vehicle COM PAO) -The following steps color or license plate number of the should be followed if you are detaining Panamanian officer. detained by Panama Defense Forces --Do not sign anything you do not personnel in upcoming days for not understand. Insist on your right to an having 1989 vehicle license plates or interpreter. the newly and illegally required -Immediately insist on national tax-clearance certificate. contacting Army Military Police -Be respectful and courteous Liaison at 287-4300 or 289with PDF personnel. Disrespect to 8913/8914, or Air Force Security these officials is an offense under Police Liaison at 284-5555 and notify them. a local law. Ihmf you receive a ticket (boleta) ---Immediately provide your -Iyoreivatckt(ot) -anmnianedierslypie y you are authorized to use it as a Panamanian drivers license. .icense until scheduled for traffic Provide other documentation court only when specifically requested. immediately report any incident GUERRILLA GARB -An Afghan guerrilla wears a surplus U.S. A rmy -Refuse any request to pay a you see between a member of the camouflage uniform, adorned with an identification card, while standing bribe or make an on-the-spot U.S. forces and the PDF, providing guard at the site of an Afghan rebel council in Islamabad, Pakistan. (A P payment of a traffic ticket. time, location, and any identifying Laserphoto) --Make a note of all identifying features to the Provost Marshal's office 287-4707 (Pacific) and 2895411 (Atlantic). Group protests RP media closings Unex jloded PANAMA CITY, Panama(AP)-Delvalle Feb. 26. Dlelalle was ousted Alfredo Jimenez, director of Hundreds of journalists and because he had tried to fire Geii. information at La Prensa, said the opposition politicians gathered Manuel Antonio Noriega. head of future of these media is uncertain. round kills Saturday in front of the closed the nation's security forces and the "Maybe they will open tomorrow, or newspaper La Prensa to protest the nation's de-facto ruler. may be never," he told The government's suppression of the Manuel Solis Palma, who had Associated Press. Par media. served as education minister, Hundreds of people showed up for "The closure of the communireplaced Delvalle. the protest, most of them members of FORT CLAYTON (USARSO cations media has created the Still recognized by the U.S. political opposition parties and PAO) -One Panamanian awareness that where there is no government as Panama's head of journalists. .national was killed and two others freedom of expression there is no state, Delvalle remains in hiding in justice Minister Rodolf o Chiari injured yesterday when they liberty," said Migdalia Fuentes de Panama. He tried to fire Noriega said recently that the attorney apparently picked up or stepped Pineda, interim president of the because the general was accused of general is looking into whether to on an unexploded round on Journalists' Union. The organization involvement in drug trafficking by a allow the media to reopen. The Empire Range. is not recognized by the government. Florida grand jur attorney general's office has The three Panamanians were Jur-.indicated that the media are accused ho d to b th About 1,000 people lost their jobs Since then, the U.S. government of libeling Panama's national not authorize e in e range when the government shut downhas applied enormous financial character. area. The two ijured Panamathree newspapers, three radio pressure on Panama to try to force Panama recently toughened nian were evacted to rga staitio~ns ada teciincanli oeasrenmal. Hospital where they were treated sand television channel in Noriega's requirements for foreign corresfor lacerations from shrapnel 1988. Tihe three newspapers, El Siglo: I-a pondents. requiring a S50 fee and wounds. The government crackdown came Prensa and Extra, as well ii the three journasscrdentis cerilied by the U.S. Army officials are shorly i ater the legislative radio stations, oppose Noriega: Panamanian consulate in his investigatingtheaccident. Assem bly dismissed President Eric Delvaile owns the television station. country. investigatingtheaccident.

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2 Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 world roundup U.S. 'tills ground,'USSR sows seeds W A S H I N G TO N (U P I) -it is necessary "to till the ground" regarded as a continuation of his National Security Council staff to get Secretary of State James Baker says before moving ahead on any Middle policies. a head-start in dealing with such East peace initiatives. But Baker, who learned the hard inter-agency issues as arms control The problem for the new U.S. way as Treasury Secretary and White negotiations. administration, however, is that the House chief of staff about the State The paralysis at the Pentagon is Soviet Union already is planting Department's skills at intramural even more serious since the fight over seeds in the volatile area and knife-fighting, decided to clean John Tower's confirmation as elsewhere while U.S. policy-making house at the top levels, even at the Secretary of Defense has left a huge is bogged down in a surprisingly long cost of delay. vacuum. One general on the Joint pause between administrations. Meanwhile, Soviet Foreign Chiefs of Staff said, "we keep Baker says the State Department is minister Eduard Shevardnadze has shooting arrows into the air but involved in 28 separate policy made a well-publicized trip to Cairo nothing ever comes down." reviews -everything from trade to for meetings with officials from It is traditional in Washington that human rights to dealing with the Egypt, Israel and the Palestine power, once assumed by the NSC, is Soviets -and that it merely is prudent Liberation Organization. not lightly given away. to await the outcome before moving Soviet ability, for the first time, to Baker's first outings, in Europe ahead with meaningful international talk to all the major parties in the and Asia, have given the first negotiations. Middle East is a new element which indications of how he will operate at In any event, the department changes the equation. the State Department. couldn't move ahead, because about A similar change is in the wings in The pattern, according to one 35 policy level positions still are Asia. Soviet President Mikhail official who has watched it form, is unfilled, with the nominees not yet Gorbachev is to visit Beijing this that Baker will have a small group of chosen or not yet confirmed because spring for a meeting with Deng trusted insiders who have worked of a monumental paper-jam in the Xiaoping, China's paramount with him for years at the Treasury CENTER OF STORM -White House bureaucracy. leader, that probably will end the and the White House. Hohatoleslam Haj Shaik Hassan President Bush and Baker are in three-decade-old Sino-Soviet rift. Such a personal style, the official Sane'ee, a representative ofIran's Asia without an Assistant Secretary In Europe, also, the NATO said, ensures quick responses on spiritual leader Imam Khomeini, of State for the region, and earlier alliance, wilting under the smiles and important issues and prevents has stirred an international storm this month Baker toured Europe sunshine radiating from the Kremlin, unwanted leaks to the press and after announcing a rewardof $1 without having a top State is reflecting doubts about the congress. million for the execution of Department official for the modernization of nuclear weapons The disadvantage is that the rest of Salman Rushdie, author of a continent. and, more fundamentally, whether the vast bureaucracy will have controversial book entitled "The The foreign policy vacuum was the NATO alliance is an outdated difficulty penetrating the Baker inner Satanic Verses," which Muslims unexpected, because the Bush relic of the Cold War. circle with early warnings' of consider blasphemous of their administration's "friendly takeover" In Washington, the pause at the problems that could develop into religion. (AP Laserphoto) from President Reagan was mostly State Department has allowed the disasters. Violent storm sweeps French, Spanish coasts BREST, France (UPI) -A crewmen were about to abandon the water Saturday afternoon and the Jules Minet, 62, died Sunday in the violent weekend storm in the Gulf of sinking vessel 180 miles west of Dutch vessel Brouwergracht had to port of Menton after winds threw Gascogne caused two ships to sink Bordeaux, maritime officials said. unload part of its cargo of wooden him against a wall of a former prison off European coasts, leaving at least Rescuers discovered an empty logs to stay afloat while en route to and he fractured his skull, firefighters three people dead and 30 others lifeboat early Sunday, officials said. the northwestern port of Brest, said. missing at sea, maritime authorities The search by a Navy plane, the authorities said. In Eze-Sur-Mer, a wave 26 feet said. British commercial vessel Tologa Waves reached the terraces of high picked up a nurse and pulled her At least 10 other people were killed Bay, the Liberian oil tanker Mobil French seaside cafes in Nice, Cannes into the sea, police said. The body of in s t o r m -r e 1 a ted inc ide n t s, Astral and the French cargo vessel and Menton along the fashionable the woman, whose identity was not authorities said. La Fayette was suspended Sunday Cote D'Azur, where authorities said immediately released, was found Rescuers searched in vain Sunday evening. Maritime officials said they at least two people died and five were hours later after it washed up on for 14 German and Filipino sailors had not yet decided whether to injured in storm-related incidents. some rocks, authorities said. missing after a cargo ship sank off the continue the search. southwestern coast of France. A The Nigerian vessel, the River Nigerian vessel sank early Sunday, Gurara, began sinking early Sunday sss n killing three people and leaving 16 with 46 people aboard, maritime LONDON (UPI) -A The Nimrod continued others missing, maritime officials officials said.LO D N UP) -A Te imo cntud said. Rescuers used Portuguese navy Panamanian-registered cargo surveillance until shortly before French rescue efforts began late helicopters to save 27 passengers, ship sank in heavy seas northwest the Panamanian-registered ship Saturday after the captain of the including three children and two of Ireland last week and its 17 sank at 7:30 a.m., but when a Sea Anna Leongardt, out of Singapore, women, before the ship went under, crew members were missing and King helicopter from RAF radioed for help at 10 p.m., saying his The storm raged off the coasts of presumed dead despite life rafts Brawdy in Wales reached the life France, Spain and Portugal with dropped by a rescue plane, the rafts, there was no sign of winds gusting at up to 78 miles per Royal Air Force said. survivors. Have a mind hour and waves cresting at up to 50 The 2,600-ton Secil Angola, "(The pilot) searched each of to .feet, maritime authorities said. which operates out of Japan and survivors. He thought there was The captain of the Spanish trawler was hauling salt from Spain to little He o there a Nuevo Galoma De La Paz issued an Iceland, reported at midnight it little hope of there being any SOS Saturday night in rough waters was taking in water through an founded Coffey said. What off the coast of northern Spain, uncovered hatch and its engine happened we don't know. The / / French authorities said. rooms were flooding in severe gale means of rescue there, and he Spanish civil defense authorities force to storm force weather. had his own life raft as well. said the storm has caused at least Coffey said the weather may eight deaths in Spain, some through The captain asked for help and have prevented the crew reaching drownings and others victims of two hours later an RAF Nimrod the life rafts. IF YOU DRINK gusts of winds that knocked over plane reached the scene, about 350 "Seas were very rough, with F Y NK gss and billbords. miles northwest of Ireland, waves 20 feet high. It was a DONr DRIVE I walls and billboards. dropping six life rafts for the 17survivable situation though, but The cargo ship "Lancelot Sky" had man crew, said RAF spokesman something went wrong," Coffey to be escorted to the French port of Pat Coffey. said. Sint-Nazaire after it began taking on 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 SPC Monique Chere published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor .Colin Hale SrA. John Stricklin Program of the Department ofDefense, 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 of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense orthe U.S. the T ro p ic T im es Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, Albrook Post Office. Telephone 2g5-6612.

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Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 3 hemisphere Duarte reverses stand on cease-fire SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Duarte, who is suffering from Duarte is constitutionally bound to agreed to procedural guarantees for (UPI) -President Jose Napoleon cancer, did not say when elections leave office injust over three months. leftist political groups. Duarte called Sunday for a cease-fire would be rescheduled. The rebel The rebels, in an unprecedented Guerrilla leaders warned Saturday inthenation'snine-year-old civilwar peace proposal had stipulated that move Jan. 23, offered to lay down of a dramatic escalation in the 10and said he was willing to postpone the polls be postponed five months-a their arms and participate in year-old war unless the government elections and hold peace talks with proposal the government earlier had elections if the government accepted the conditions and agreed leftist rebels. said would be impossible because. postponed the March 19 polls and to direct talks. In a speech broadcast in the In a braodcast over the clandestine on Slvadranradi and* ~Radio Venceremos, the FMLN said evening Dualar said i ecaireic 11"eS fllx swlL llmflgl JuUJ&CF the country is "at a historic television, Duarte said the c eafre M e ionx sa t-srig aodth d"sc wito a'tFh t cs could begin at midnight Tuesday if crossroads with two paths to choose the guerrillas accept the proposal, MEXICO CITY (UPI) -The According to plans, the ditch from: negotiation or intensification and would last at least until his term Mexican government has would be 4 miles long, 12 feet wide of war." expires June 1. demanded that the United States and 5 feet deep. "If the army, the oligarchy and the The ailing president also said he cancel plans to dig a 4-mile-long .Initially a joint border government refuse to choose the path had agreed to postpone the ditch that American officialssay is commission last year had of negotiation then they will be guilty scheduled March 19 elections and to necessary to help stem the flow of approved the digging of the ditch of more bloodshed and suffering for begin talks with the rebel Farabundo illegal aliens from Mexico. to dispose of rain water, the our people," the broadcast said. Marti National Liberation Front --The ditch is planned along the Foreign Ministry noted. Last week rebels leaders met in two key conditions of a peace border between Mexico and "In the spirit of cooperation Mexico City with top officials of El proposal offered by the resistance California, near San Ysidro, and friendship that characterizes Salvador's political parties, who last month. Calif. the relation between the two pledged to try to persuade the Duarte said the talks could be held In a communique, the Foreign nations, that option (the ditch) government to begin talks with the in GuatemalaCity as soon as details Ministry said it had instructed its must be discarded and new rebels. of the cease-fire were worked out. embassy in Washington to present alternatives must be considered to Morethan 60,000people have been "This proposal is to be within the "a diplomatic note" to the State solve the problem of rain water in killed in fighting in the small Central frame of the constitution, because as Department. Mesa Otay," the Ministry said. American country since 1979. constitutional president I must abide The Ministry said its request Mesa Otay is along the border Although the government receives by it," Duarte said. was prompted by statements from with California. about $1.5 million a day in U.S. If his proposal is rejected, Duarte U.S. Immigration and Naturaliza"Solution to bilateral problems economic and military aid it has been said, a national plebiscite would be tion Service officials that the must be found through mutual unable to defeat the five rebel groups called to give the Salvadoran people planned ditch was intended to decisions and not taken that make up the FMLN, which in "a chance to decide on their stop cars that carry illegal aliens. unilaterally," it added. recent weeks has stepped up attacks homeland's future on civilian and military targets. Rebels, Salvador parties may continue talks political parties, including the ruling OAXTEPEC, Mexico (UPI) -that the durable peace must be based forces. Christian Democratic Party and the Rebel leaders and representatives of in the demilitarization of the society The rebels also are demanding that rightist National Republican El Salvador's political parties and in (reaching a) national three commissions be established: Alliance known as Arena. reported no major progress at the consensus to design a pluralist one to negotiate a cease-fire, a second Julio Rey Prendes, presidential end of two days of peace talks, but model," an FMLN statement said. to deal with electoral reforms and a candidate of the Authentic Christian agreed to hold future meetings The FMLN demands include third to guarantee international Movement Party, a dissident faction despite a series of leftist attacks that postponement of presidential verification of elections. of the ruling party, said earlier that killed 32 people. elections from March 19 to Sept. 15, The FMLN, which has tried to the possibility of any accord with the Spokesmen for both sides said last the installation of an independent overthrow a series of U.S.-backed rebels is grim. week they would continue the interim president, and reduction in governments since 1979, met with "It will be very difficult to reach an dialogue at a date and place yet to be the size of the armed and security representatives of 13 Salvadoran. accord on the postponement of determined elections," Prendes said. "For the Participants said the agreement to Contra food plane crashes,10 die postponement of elections, the continue talking was a positive parties will have to violate the law by development, even if no major TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras leftist Sandinista government has asking their candidates to withdraw, breakthrough was reached in the (UPI) -A DC-6 aircraft returning cost some 50,000 lives. then again register for the elections latest negotiations. from delivering food supplies to the The cause of the crash was under and then seek a provisional Leftist rebels in El Salvador, U.S.-backed Nicaraguan rebels investigation. president." meanwhile, attacked four military crashed in a forest near the Bodies of the victims were brought He said the ruling party and the bases across the country Tuesday, ,Honduran capital, killing all 10 to Tegucigalpa Sunday for autopsies opposition Arena, which hold the killing at least 32 people, including people aboard, authorities said and later turned over to themilitary. majority in the national assembly, two civilians. Sunday. About 12,000 Contras currently "are the ones who oppose the In' one of the attacks, the army said The Honduran civil aeronautics are based in Honduras. But under an postponement of elections because guerrillas exploded two car bombs agency said the plane went down accord signed last week by the they are the ones who have to lose." outside the barracks of the 1st around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, about 17 presidents of El Salvador, Honduras, Opponents argue the FMLN Infantry Brigade in southern San miles east of Tegucigalpa. Costa Rica, Guatemala and demands contravene the country's Salvador, killing two civilians and The plane was reported missing Nicaragua, the five Central constitution, which says elections damaging nearby houses. Saturday afternoon, but a search American nations agreed to draft a must be held at least two months "(The rebels) believe that they have operation could not be begun until plan to disband the Contras and before a new president takes office. to kill to reinforce their position in the next day because of high winds remove them from their bases in Duarte, who is suffering from the dialogue with the political and bad weather. Honduras. terminal liver and stomach cancer, p a r ties," s aid 1 s t B rig ad e Authorities said the plane was For his part, Nicaraguan President ends his five-year term June 1. commander Orlando Cepeda. "We returning after dropping food and Daniel Ortega committed his Salvadoran Defense Minister Gen. definitely condemn such kinds of gasoline near Contra rebel camps at government to moving up the date of Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova attack because they are attacking San Andres De Bocay, on the national elections from November warned last week that the military only against the civilians." Nicaraguan border. 1990 to February 1990, freeing about would be forced to stage a coup if the The two-day meeting between the The 10 killed included six 3,000 political prisoners and relaxing elections were postponed and if rebel Farabundo Marti Nacional Nicaraguans and three Hondurans, restrictions on political dissent. Duarte stays one day after his legal Liberation Front and officials from officials said. The 10th victim was term. 13 Salvadoran political parties began badly mutilated and his nationality Prendes said if the FMLN, truly in the Mexican resort town of could not immediately be wants peace it should compromise Oaxtepec, about 35 miles south of determined. and accept electoral reforms that Mexico City. Chartered to deliver humanitarian could be made in two years. Leaders of the FMLN rebel group aid to the rebels, the DC-6 plane FMLN commander Shafik restated an earler offer to end the belongs to the private company Handal said at the meeting that the 9-year-old civil war that has taken Circular G, owned by a retired guerrillas would recognize the results about 20,000 lives if the U.S.-backed captain of the Honduran armed of the elections if they are postponed government of President Jose forces. and if "they take l5lace Napoleon Duarte postpones Sources familiar with the rebel aid democratically, which would mean upcoming presidential elections and shipments said the flight was the end of the armed struggle." accepts other demands. chartered by the U.S.-backed "The problem is not to give up the "In this war there are still no Contras, whose seven-year-long weapons but to resolve the conflicts," winners and losers. We are convinced armed struggle against Nicaragua's Handal said.

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4 Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 U.S. news Aging jetliners need more maintenance LOS ANGELES (UPI) -The Coincidentally, Packman spoke the commercial airline industry said. tragedy aboard an 18-year-old Friday at a conference of lawyers makes the job of airline mechanics "By the time it reaches 20 years, Boeing 747 near Hawaii has meeting to discuss litigation issues in and inspectors especially difficult, virtually everything (mechanically prompted aviation experts to renew aviation accidents. His address, Packman said. and structurally) becomes suspect," warnings that airlines must be taken from a recent paper he wrote, "It places a tremendous burden on he said. increasingly vigilant while inspecting was titled "aging aircraft and fatigue the individual inspector," he said. To keep olderjets safe and reliable, and maintaining their aging planes. failure." "These guys are really being pushed airlines must beef up the size and Hiring more inspectors and "We've been operating on by economic and managerial training level of their maintenance mechanics, using more techborrowed time," Packman said pressures." and inspection staffs and begin nologically sophisticated inspection about the aging of the U.S. Commercial jets are designed and routine use of high-tech inspection techniques and stepping up scrutiny commercial jet fleet. "It's not a builtfor a service life of between 18 to equipment such as X-ray machines of aging jets will be expensive, butproblem that can be solved simply by 22 years, said Lightbody, who also is that can detect hidden cracks, the necessary as airlines wait years ordering new airplanes." military and aerospace editor for experts said. because of production backlogs to In the case of the United accident, CBS. After about two decades, "It used to be that you worried get new planes, experts said Sunday. investigators were trying to find out commercial jets are still usable, but about being hijacked" when Nine passengers were swept to what caused a cargo door and a need special scrutiny and more boarding a plane, Lightbody said. their deaths Friday when a 10-by-40truck-size part of the Boeing's aggressive maintenance as the "Now you worry about making it foot hole ripped open around a cargo fuselage to rip open shortly after problems of age increase, Lightbody there in one piece." door as United Airlines Flight 811 Flight 811 departed from Honolulu was 100 miles south-southwest of International Airport. Honolulu, 17 minutes into the flight Investigators found no evidence of carrying 354 people to Auckland, a bomb and said the calamity could New Zealand. have been caused by the cargo door "When you're dealing with these giving way because of air pressure in older aircraft it can no longer be the plane. business as usual," said Andy "There is no evidence of preLightbody, editorial director of .Te cracks in the area of the International Defense and cargodoor.None,"LeeDickinsonof Aerospace magazine. "I think the the National Transportation Safety airline industry can expect to spend Board said. "The damage is millions of dollars.," Badsi."h aaei million f dollas.-representative of an overload stress." While some airlines already have a strong record of initiating steppedSafety board metallurgist Michael up maintenance and inspection Marx said there was no indication of programs, others can expect metal fatigue or corrosion on cargo increased pressure from the Federal door locks that were still on the Aviation Administration, he said. plane. He said the fractures around "The FAA has not been real the hole looked "as if you were popular (among airlines)," he said. snapping or breaking a piece of "They're going to become less material, instead of fatiguing it and popular." causing a crack." About 2,300 of the roughly 8,000 Parts of the door latches were commercial jets operated by U.S. being flown to Washington for airlines and freight carriers are over further analysis. 20 years old, said Paul Packman, a Boeing has had difficulties with MAKING CONVERSATION -Two Miss USA contestants Kathy m e c h a pn i e a a n d m a t e r i a 1 s aging aircraft and has been troubled Lynn Eicher, 20, Miss West Virginia, left, and Denise Epps, 23, Miss engieerig professor at S southern as well by miswired emer agency Pennsylvania, clown on the Jackson HillRanch in Mobile, Ala., during a Methodist University in Dallas who systems in ne wer planes and photo session for contestants prior to yesterday's finals in Mobile. (AP often helps investigate airplane production delays. Laserphoto) accidents. The highly competitive nature of Buyers flock to buy shares in Mustang R anch RENO, Nev. (U PI) -The traders said. Reno lawyer Peter A. Perry and real State regulatory approval is Securities and Exchange Commission Longtime brothel owners Joe and estate developer Donald Clough. required for the sale of stock in has cleared the way for the sale of Sally Conforte are selling the two sex "I've been in this business 35 years companies whose business -such as $23.3 million in shares in Nevada's palaces and 400 acres of land to a and that's long enough," Conforte, prostitution or gambling -is illegal in largest legal brothel, arousing intense publicly traded corporation called 63, said. "I hope to have my $18 that state. Such approval is required, interest on the part of brokers, Mustang Ranch Inc., headed by million in 30 days and then Conforte for example, for the stocks of and the Mustang Ranch are history." companies such as those that own the Skyscrapers 300 storiesHe said $12 million to $13 million Ballys and Trump casinos in Las Sky cr pe s 3 0 to iesta l ay will be eaten up in capital gains. Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J. Anywhere from 50 to 90 women dKeivaie s yWsyardcieffinancia oicer work at the two buildings east of fAmerican Wallstreet Securities, Reno. The prostitutes rent a room Inc., of Tampa, Fla., the usually for $10 aday and promiseto WASHINGTON (UPI) -National Engineers Week, also underwriters for the stock, said the split with management what they Gleaming skyscrapers of 300 determined a majority of the SEC has agreed to register the stock. earn from customers. stories will dominate city engineers believe: Ward said he hopes to have full The profits from the business skylines in the 22nd century and --Nuclear power and solar commitments by the end of the week reportedly are more than $900,000 a family cars will work on auto power will be the main source of on sales to brokers. The stock will be year. pilot 100 or more years from energy in the 22nd century and sold for $20 a share. The Confortes have operated the now, a survey of American solar power will be captured by "Interest is exceeding the supply,'' brothel at different locations since engineers predicted last week. orbiting satellites and transferred said Ward. Many people, he said, the 1960s. Since that time, Conforte The engineers also-said that to the ground. consider it a novelty investment has served prison terms for between the years 2100 and 2199 --Trains will travel at speeds of rather than one to make money. extortion, and twice for tax evasion. permanent colonies will thrive on 200 mph to 400 mph and The National Association of InNevada,prostitutionisillegalin the moon, and that advanced commercial airplanes will zoom Security Dealers has approved the Las Vegas, Reno, and several other artificial hearts, artificial kidneys at three to four times the speed securities and Ward said he has of the major cities, but is permitted at and glass eyes that see will be of sound. gotten clearance to sell the stock in local option in the rural counties. readily available. --The average lifespan will be New York, Washington D.C., The prospectus on the business And more than one-third of 80 to 100 years. Georgia, Florida, Illinois and warns investors there are risks such the 2,000 "level headed, practical Although towering buildings Colorado. He is expecting approval as AIDS and venereal disease. engineers" also believe humans and computer-guided cars will be from New Jersey, Connecticut and Condoms are now required by the will communicate with extracommonplace, Hogan warned Nevada. state and there has not been a single terrestrials, said Robert Hogan, there is a grave shortage of There will not be any sales in case of AIDS detected in a Nevada president of the American engineering students and by the California and Texas, said Ward brothel. Consulting Engineers Council. 22nd century "there will be a because of the strict security laws in The deal said Conforie was Council. shortage of at least 500,000 those states. He said those two states prohibited froni competing for five The survey, which marked engineers." do not approve many issues. years.

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Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 5 U.S. news Sea lions endanger Seattle game fish run SEATTLE (UPI) -Chastened by transmitters, then haul them 150 when they lose consciousness, and lions from the water around the locks years of failure, federal and state miles by truck to the Long Beach I've been telling the national marine has cost the state, federal officials have turned from waterside peninsula in southwest Washington fisheries that for weeks now," said government, army corps of engineers deterrents to the truck to drive away for release into the Pacific Ocean. Ben Deeble, and an Indian tribe more than the voracious sea lions feasting on The capture plan began badly. Deeble,likemanyenvironmentalists,$320,000, excluding staff time, Byrne steelhead and salmon runs in Seattle. One of the first two sea lions said the problem is that "the city is said. The new twist to a long-standing caught died in a marine fisheries built on the watershed once used for problem with the protected center after it was sedated and collared spawning by the fish. They ought to Officials call the current removal mammals is the latest ploy to save the with a radio transmitter. A .22do more for the fish instead of program more risky to the animals valuable fish runs that flood through caliber bullet was found in the removing the sea lions." than past attempts using firecrackers locks in Seattle's ship canal from animal's neck, but experts believe Bob Byrne, Department of and nets, but say protecting the fish Puget Sound to Lake Washington. that an infection and congested Wildlife spokesman, said the sea run has become an emergency. The I 1 or so California sea lions lungs, rather than the bullet, killed lions deaths would not stop the "trap Fisheries experts estimate that half that troll near the locks thick with the sea lion. and truck" operation. of the 1988 wild steelhead run of migrating fish have done serious A second sea lion, captured Official schemes to.rid the locks of approximately 1,600 fish was eaten damage. Each of the protected Friday, died Saturday night, the barking gluttons have drawn by the sea lions. "And their mammalscaneatupto 10or l2fisha prompting marine fisheries officials more snears than cheers from consumption rate for this year is day--a rate, experts say, that is fast to abandon the use of anesthetics to commercial and sport fishing groups. about twice what it was last year," bringing the wild steelhead trout run keep the mammals calm while "Personally, I'm for the lethal Byrne said. to extinction. attaching the transmitters. removal of them, and if they would One of the reasons that past Marine mammal experts, to the A spokesman for Greenpeace, the give me a box of shells, I'd go clean attempts to nab or chase away the dismay of animal protection groups, environmental organization out to them all out," said mike Weever, a creatures have failed, says Byrne, is over the last four years have used protect all sorts of marine life, said it board member of the Puget Sound because "sea lions are smart enough nets, firecrackers, underwater was "disgusting" that drugs had been Gilnetters Association. "They have to do circus tricks." explosives and sonic repellers, and used on the sea lions. no real value at all, other than "They are a lot smarter than a dog. dead fish laced with a gastric irritants "There is no safe way to drug a sea aesthetics." These are the animals that balance in failed efforts to rid the Ballard lion because they often suffocate Four year of trying to remove sea balls on their nose, stand on one Locks of sea lions. flipper and then toss it to somebody." The Sleek mammals thwarted The creatures migrate to every attempt, often taunting their California every year, "and theres no would-be captors by shaking a doubt they can find their way back splendid steelhead trout in their jaws here," he said. "But will they?" as they swam away before Byrne said shooting the sea lions is applauding onlookers and dozens of one option to protecting the fish. reporters and cameras. Official sea Wildlife officials say they will apply lion chasing has become a highfor federal permission to kill the comedy, spectator sport in Seattle. -animals if no other, removal. plan The current "Operation Goodbye" works. is the culmination of lessons learned "We've got to do something to from failure. It's operant principle is: prevent vigilante action (by "if we can't drive them away in the No ,*commercial and sport fishermen)," water, we'll haul them away in he said. trucks."Neither the animals nor the crowds Last week, fishery agents began who enjoy their antics at the locks capturing sea lions by tripping the seem to know what danger may lurk door ofa floating cage as the animals CAPTURED SEA LIONWashington State wildlife officials check out their ahead. A sea lion waves a thrashing lounged inside. The idea is to capture first capturedsea lion recently in Seattle, where sea lions have been devastating steelhead, and the crowds keep two a day for tagging with radio runs of salmon and steelhead trout. (A P Laserphoto) clapping. Bank refuses to validate ticket, learns expensive lesson SPOKANE, Wash. (UPI) -A usual shabby clothes last October But a teller took one look at his "I said, 'fine, you don't need me bank in Spokane learned an when he pulled his pickup truck into grubby clothes and refused to stamp and I don't need you." expensive lesson by refusing to the Old National Bank parking lot in the parking bill. Barrier withdrew all his money validate a 60-cent parking slip for a Spokane. and took it down the street to Seafirst distitute-looking man, who He paid a quick visit to his broker, validated parking tickets when a "The first check he brought me was retaliated by withdrawing his $1 cashed a check at the bank and then customer made a transaction and for $1 million," said Dennis Veter, million account. went outside to drive away. that cashing a check wasn't a vice president of Seafirst's main "If you have $1 in a bank or $1 The lot, boy said there was a 60transaction," Barrier said. Spokane branch. "You'd never know million, I think they owe you the cent parking fee, but that Barrier The millionaire said he asked the by looking at him, but you or I courtesy of stamping your parking could take his slip inside to get it teller to call a bank manager, who should be so lucky." ticket," John Barrier said in an validated, also refused. Phyllis Campbell, area manager interview published in the No problem, he thought, because "He looked me up and down and for U.S. Bank of Washington, Spoes evbihe t he had done business at ONB -now stood back and gave me one of those confirmed Barrier's story and says Spokesman-Review. U.S. Bank of Washington -for more kinds of looks," said Barrier, turning the incident prompted the bank to Barrier, 59, said he was wearing his than 30 years. up his nose to imitate the manager. review the way it does business. Welder wins tightwad honors Toilets, urinals explode OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -A The Oakland Tribune, which retired welder who says he separates asked readers to submit their moneytwo-ply toilet paper to save money saving ideas, cited other skinflints in at county courthouse won top tightwad honors in a the categories of gross, tacky, SEATTLE (AP) -About two the usual swirl and gurgle of newspaper's "How Cheap Are You?" unbelievable, incredible and dozen toilets and urinals in the water, geysers erupted. contest, dishonest. "It's no trouble at all; itjust takes a Among the gross, a Berkeley King County Courthouse Officials eventually traced the little practice," Luis Torres said couple said they save dental floss on a exploded when they were flushed problem to an erroneous Sunday. He said his single-ply rolls bathroom hook for reuse, and a after an air compressor was compressor hookup by a are "just as good as two-ply" and save Richmond man claimed he refreezes mistakenly connected to a water construction worker on a nearby about 23 cents each. used ice cubes. line, officials said. $30 million bus tunnel project. Torres, 64, who attributes his As for tacky, one couple said they "We think we've lost about 20 "They started blowing at about frugal ways to growing up with 14 collect two-for-one coupons to to 25 toilets," building services 11:30 (a.m.)and it took us a while siblings, says he buys day-old baked restaurants and then invite another manager Bill Kemp said to figure it out," he recounted. goods and meats, generic groceries couple. "We make them pay for their Thursday. "The porcelain is "We knew it had to be air in the and "whatever's on sale." He also half, and we dine free." actually cracked." system, but the (city) Water says he reuses plastic bags and never As for people who perhaps can't Each time the pressurized Department said that was tosses out that sliver of soap. distinguish between cheap and cheat, privies were flushed in restrooms Kemp said there were no "I always did things to save one man admitted he carries a paper throughout the 72-year-old reports of injuries, although money," said Torres. "I've done bag with "Out of Order" written on building, plumbing started several people apparently were everything there is to make or save a it. He places the bag on parking popping, Kemp said. Instead of soaked. dollar. I'm not embarrassed at all." meters next to his car.

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6 Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 financial news Inflation signs trouble Fed chairman WASHINTON (UPI) -Federal benefits. The fed already has forced up rate is only one of them. Reserve Board Chairman Alan "The recent acceleration in wage short-term interest rates by 3 Inflation during the past year has Greenspan said last week he is rates is probably the reason we are percentage points since last March hovered around 4.5 percent. Most troubled by signs of renewed gettinganincreaseinpricepressure," by making it more expensive for mainstream economic forecasts inflation, including a 0.6 percent he said. commercial banks to borrow money. indicate inflation will jump to about increase in consumer prices in In a repeat of his testimony before Those increases are passed on to 5 percent during 1989. The January January, and indicated interest rates the Senate Banking Committee, as consumers in the form of higher loan consumer price index, when figured will have to rise to fight rising prices. required by the 1978 Humphreyrates for homes, cars, credit-card on an annual basis, is 7.2 percent. Greenspan told the House Hawkins Full Employment Law, purchases and other items. "Letmestressthatthecurrentrate Banking Committee in outlining the Greenspan told House lawmakers Last week, the federal funds rate of inflation -is not acceptable, and fed's monetary policy for 1989 that the fed is determined to resist -which is what banks charge each our policies are designed to reduce inflation as measured by the inflation by slowing the flow of other on overnight loans -hit 9.27 inflation in coming years," he said. Consumer Price Index last month money into the economy. percent, the highest level in three But Greenspan added that he is was "disturbing." "With the economy running close years. sure that government has the means A major reason for rising inflation to its potential (growth), the risks Greenspan would not comment on and the will to do what is needed to is the rapid expansion of the seem to be on the side of a further whether the fed intends to raise its reverse rising inflation and other economy in recent months, which strengthening of price pressures," he benchmark discount rate, which now major problems. has led to a scarcity of resources and said. "In these circumstances, the is 6.5 percent. He told House "I am cautiously optimistic an alarming shortage of workers, Federal Reserve remains more panelists the fed has a number of because there's sufficient awareness forcing employers to compete for inclined to act in the direction of devices to manipulate interest rates, of the problems that have to be labor by bo costing wages and restraint than toward stimulus." and that the closely watched discount resolved," he said. Wholesale price increase highest in 8 years WASHINGTON (UPI) -The January followed more moderate For all of 1988, wholesale prices were 7.8 percent higher than the year year got off to a bad start for advances of 0.3 percent and 0.5 rose 4 percent and if prices continued earlier, the bureau said. inflation as higher costs for food and percent in November and December, to rise at the January pace, wholesale Wholesale inflation isevenworse, energy sent wholesale prices up I the department's Bureau of Labor inflation would total 12.7 percent by farther hack along the production percent in January, the sharpest statistics said. the end of the year, the bureau said. pipeline, with prices for intermediate jump in nearly eight years, the Labor That was the worst month for Over the 12 months ended in goods jumping 0.9 percent and crude Department said last week. wholesale inflation since April, 1981, January, the index rose 4.4 percent prices advancing 3.9 percent on top The 1 percent seasonally adjusted when the increase was 1.1 percent, while prices for intermediate goods of a 3.4 percent increase in increase for finished goods in the bureau said. moved up 6 percent and crude goods December, the bureau said. The bureau said wholesale inflation at the finished level was Analysts'forecasts more optimistic trupshearl anedfrgd prices turning up sharply and food prices WASHINGTON (UPI) -Expert percent for the calendar year from commercial and government rate also moving up more than in recent analysts have raised their estimates 2.5 percent forecast in November. hikes. months. for economic growth in 1989, but Economists now expect unemThe panel predicted interest rates Before seasonal adjustment, the they coupled that with forecasts for ployment and industry operating would drift up to slightly higher peak producer price index for finished higher inflation and interest rates in a rates to stay around their current levels by mid-year and then would goods rose 0.9 percent in January to report released this week. levels, 5.4 percent for unemployment begin to fall to average levels of 7.8 111.0. A survey of members of the and 85 percent for factory utilization percent for three-month treasury For consumer goods only, National Association of Business rates. bills by the fourth quarter. The bills inflation was 1.1 percent after Economists found most analysts also Inflation as measured by the averaged 8.51 at last week's auction. adjustment for seasonal variations, either scrapped or delayed well into Consumer Price Index is expected to The group predicted housing starts led by a 4.9 percent jump in energy the next decade their predictions of accelerate to 4.8 percent from the to total 1.44 million units this year, prices. Gasoline prices turned up an economic downturn or recession, fourth quarter of 1988 to the fourth despite the higher interest rates, up sharply following a drop in the "A significant majority (75 quarter of 1989, from 4.3 percent from the November forecast of 1.40 previous month and the costs of percent) of panel members still during the same period of 1987-88, million. Auto sales are expected to home heating oil and natural gas expects a recession sometime during the survey showed. total 10.2 million units in 1989, down climbed even more than in the next two years," reported Jay The group expects the U.S. from 1988's 10.5 million but higher December, the bureau said. Woodworth, president of the merchandise trade deficit to improve than the last forecast of 10.0 million. Food cost 1.1 percent more in association. this year to $120 billion, down from January after virtually no change the However, Woodworth said, that $135 billion in 1988. month before. Prices of pork, eggs, majority dropped from 89 percent in The association wound up even rice and dairy prices were higher, a November report, and the more optimistic than President while the costs of chicken, fresh proportion of analysts expecting a Bush's administration about the vegetables, fish and coffee dropped. downturn this year dropped from 40 prospects of shrinking the federal Excluding the volatile food and percent to 19 percent. budget deficit, projecting the red ink energy prices, wholesale inflation for The median forecast for economic willtotal$120billionat the endofthe consumer goods was a more growth in 1989 inched up to 2.7 current spending year Sept. 30. The moderate 0.4 percent in January, administration is projecting about held down by a big drop in the costs $165 billion. of tobacco products, the bureau said. Interest rates, however, already Car prices, however, turned up I lghts at 7a.m .are outstripping the association's percent after seasonal adjustment for forecasts after last week's round of the second month in a row. NEW YORK (AP) -Sales, closing price and net change of the 15 most active M onday's m ost active stocks New York Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than 81. Name Volume Last Chg. Sales, closing price and net change of the 10 most active American Stock Tex Util 10,920,500 28 3/4 +1/4 Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than 81. US Shoe 4,800,300 20 1/8 -5 5/8 Name Volume Last Chg. Most active over-the-counter stocks supplied by NASE. TexEastn 3,592,600 50 5/8 -1 5/8 EchoBay 406,700 16 Last or Amer TT 1,776,900 30 1/8 +3/8 CalifEngy 352,200 14 5/8 -2 1/4 lame Bid Asked Chg. IBM 1,763,100 121 1/2 +3/8 FruitLoom 316,300 8 LizClab 2,114,500 17 1/8 -l Emhart 1,718,000 40 5/8 +3/4 Amdahl s 314,500 18 1/2 -1/4 GrnwPh 1,710,300 7 7/8 +2 1/4 AmExpr 1,600,900 29 3/0 +1/8 FtAustPr 246,100 8 9/16 -3/16 Intel 1,552,100 25 1/2 +1/2 UnCarbde 1,594,100 30 1/8 -3/8 EngySvc 227,800 2 5/8 MCI 1,368,000 24 1/8 -3/8 GenElct 1,154,300 46 +3/4 NWldEntr 222,500 6 1/2 +3/4 AppleC 1,035,000 36 1/2 +1/2 FordMotor 1,136,400 51 7/8 +1/8 Ransburg 205,800 21 3/8 -3/8 Sunc s 1,031,100 18 5/8 Texaco 1,123,800 51 +3/4 FurVault 186,500 2 1/2 Seagate 1,008,500 10 3/4 -3/8 Chrysler 1,054,400 25 3/4 Lionel 178,600 7 1/2 +1/4 Novell 941,800 37 3/4 +1 1/8 SFeSouP 1,048,100 23 3/4 +1/4 StorageTch 1,033,500 1 3/4 -1/8 CpCaplt 925,200 1 11/16 +1/8 Lockheed 977,000 49 1/2 +1 Whelbrt 884,400 7 1/41

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Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 / military news Vietnam vets return home to hero's welcome SEATTLE (UPI) -A group of couldn't even recognize because they veterans who went back to Vietnam were so overgrown or so built up to re-live their experiences and from houses it kind of took our relieve post-traumatic stress excuses away, said Robert disorders came home to a hero's Swanson. welcome. "Hopefully I've left some baggage About 30 family members and in Vietnam," said Ed Marcin, "I've friends were on hand to provide a certainly replaced images that I've boisterous reception for the eight carried for years with new ones." veterans, two counselors and a Prior to going on the trip, Marcin filmmaker who arrived at Seattlehad said he could only remember Tacoma International Airport after a about 10 days of the 33 months he two-week sojourn back in the land spent on two tours ofduty during the most had found too painful to war. One of the few times he could remember or forget. remember was the Tet offensive of "Landing in Hanoi they gave us a 1968 when he lost many friends while better greeting than we originally got holding off North Vietnamese for when we came home," said Bill four hours and later buried the Koutrouba, 46, a former Army enemy in mass graves. medic who described the journey as Koutrouba said the idea began "nothing, nothing like I thought for about 18 months before when he and 20 years in my dreams. other veterans who suffer from post"The last time I came home I got traumatic stress disorder were sitting beat up by nine guys with beer bottles around drinking coffee. One said, for wearing my uniform,'" "wouldn't it be great to be drinking a Koutrouba said. "This is a little bit beer in Saigon?" different." The idea was a hit, and after "I'm worn out, I'm tired, but contacting Steve Smith, a producer America is wonderful," said Dave for a local television station who Roberts, 40. "All these years, my wife agreed to make a documentary about and my family has had to share me the trip, planning began. with Vietnam. For the first time I can According to Ray Scurfield, a share Vietnam with them. Vietnam vet and now psychiatric "Vietnam isn't the same as it was social worker, most members of the 20 years ago. It's totally different. I group still have a way to go before left Vietnam in Vietnam and I'm healing all the psychological wounds home." of war -memories Scurfield said The group toured Vietnam mainly were "frozen in time" -but the trip by bus, visiting cities, camps and went a long way in helping the combat sites where they were process. stationed during the war, including A documentary of the trip will be Saigon -since renamed Ho Chi made to help other vets recover from Minh City plus Da Nang, Hue, the war that ended 14 years ago. It is Hanoi and the Iron Triangle along estimated about 15 percent of the 3.1 the Vietnam-Cambodian border. million Vietnam veterans -about "Seeing the land and the people 447,000 -suffer from posthealed again -we went places we traumatic disorder. Secord arrested for DWI FOES, TURNED FRIENDS -Ralph Timperi, assistant commissioner of RESTON, Va. (UPI) -Retired police would not name. Police also public health for Massachusetts and Vietnam veteran, shakes hands with a Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard would not release Secord's bloodlegless Viet Cong soldier at the Tay Ninh Rehabilitation Center, Vietnam, Secord, a primary figure in the Iranalcohol level because the information during his visit last month. (AP Laserphoto) Contra episode, was arrested and is being used as evidence, Coulter charged with driving while said. Papandreou to hold referendum intoxicated over the weekend, a The DWI charge carries a Fairfax County police spokesman maximum penalty of up to one year said Monday. in jail, a $1,000 fine and six-month concern ng U .S. bases m Greece Secord was stopped about 12:45 suspension of his driver's license, a.m. Sunday after a police officer saw Coulter said. ATHENS (UPI) -Prime An earlier five-year deal, under his car weaving on a street in Reston, e Minister Andreas Papandreou said which four major bases and about 20 Va., a suburb of the nation's capital, Secord, a resident of Reston, is Sunday he would hold a referendum minor installations operate in said police spokesman Bill Coulter. awaiting trial in U.S. District Court Secord allegedly failed to dim the on conspiracy charges in the Iranon any accord reached between his Greece, expired in December, giving lights of his car from high beam when Contra affair. He and three other government and the United States the United States 17 months to the officer flicked his cruiser lights, men, including former White House permitting U.S. milita v bases to dismantle the bases. Cutrsaid, aide Oliver North, who is now being remain on Greek soil. Low-key' discussions on the future coulter s ted aide accv e of whrinw be The socialist leader, addressing a of the facilities, begun in November Secord was arrested and taken to tried, are accused of defrauding the rally in an Athens suburb, said his 1987, continued after the deal the county jail, where he later was government of millions of dollars in rally insa"cAthenteduburbringidohihe 1ex7pirodinuedcember t dn released on a S500 bond, police said. profit Irom the Reagan Adplty as"committedtobting to the expired in December. but iy At the timec of his arrest, Secord ministration's secret arms sales to people any agreement, if We reach September Greece unilaterally was with his wife and a friend, who Iran. one, on the American bases," and declared that the Hellinikon Air Base would hold a referendum. outside Athens would have to go st anPapandreou was speaking to some regardless of the outcome of the 'Lat m n'o W W gro p des 25,000 members of his Pan-Hellenic talks. RICHMOND, Calif. (UPI) -Last Man Club. Socialist Movement two weeks after The conservative New Democracy Alfred Furrer, the "last man" of a The last survivor was supposed to meeting Secretary of State James Party, the main opposition to group of World War I buddies who drink the champagne, but instead Baker during his tour of 14 NATO PASOK. said last vear that ifit came never forgot one another, died at the Furrer turned the bottle over to a member-states. The future of the to power in the general elections it age of 97 of heart problems, friends local museum. U.S. bases in Greecewas discussed would sign a new agreement with the said last week. "It's a privilege to be honored by by the two officials. United States to allow the bases to Furrer, who died Sunday, helped people just for sticking around all Political analysts said it was too stay, although the Hellenikon base found the Last Man Club in 1932 this time, but, you know, I had to early to conclude from Papandreou's would be relocated. with 37 of his fellow doughboys from bury a lot of people along the way." remarks that his government has R em em ber the San Francisco Bay area and The San Francisco native was decided to sign a new agreement on u became the final survivor of the drafted in 1917, two weeks after he the bases. group, which met every Veterans was married. No such agreement was likely until ad deadline Day. As a soldier, he said he had only after the general elections, scheduled Last year, when the second-to-last one ambition: "To get out and get lor June, the analysts said, although is 9 a m club member died, Furrer inherited a home." the United States has been pressing bottle of champagne with the label He was survived by a niece and a lrti new agreements before the signed by the original members of the cousin. c actions. M ondays

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8 Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 YOUR HOROSCOPE Top of the Charts by Charles King Cooper Top 10 Singles ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You time and money into a new project 1. Tone Loc "Wild Thing," will find that your immediate family which could prove to be a folly. (Delicious/Vinyl) Last Week: No. 4 is being too demanding concerning Those of you who are single will 2. Bon Jovi "Born To Be My finances. Make sure everyone underyearn to settle down, but relax and Baby," (Mercury/Polygram) No. 2 stands what is realistic and what is let nature take its own course. 3. Samantha Fox "I Wanna Have not. Stick close to home during the SCORPIO (October 23 to NovemSome Fun," (Jive/RCA) No. 3 latter part of the week and don't ber 21) It's best to stick close to 4. Sheena Easton "The Lover In take any chances with your health. home this week and concentrate on Me," (MCA) No. 5 TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You all the domestic chores which need 5. Rick Astley "She Wants To will receive a career offer this week to be done. Children will try your Dance With Me," (RCA) No. 6 which will be very tempting. Make patience, but keep them busy at 6. Information Society "Walking sure you look into every aspect of it tasks which will not only be helpful Away," (Tommy Boy/Reprise) No. 7 before deciding to make a move. to you, but will keep them occupied 7. U2 "Angel Of Harlem," (Island/ There are some hidden ties attached as well. Atlantic) No. 8 which you may not like. Your SAGITTARIUS (November 22 Eyes b (Atlantic) No. 9 gregarious nature will be satisfied tro December 21) Your creative flair 9 Ed e Brickell & New Bohethis weekend. is at a peak right now. Take mians "What I Am," (Geffen) No. 11 GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You advantage of it and do some writing 10. Mike & The Mechanics "The feel like gadding about, so start or drawing to express yourself. If Living Years," (Atlantic) No. 12 paying some holiday visits now. you turn your hand to decorating. Your sociability and charm bring right now, your home will reflect Top R&B/Soul great favor. Utilize those ideas your creativity. which you've kept on the shelf for CAPRICORN (December 22 to 1. Luther Vandross "She Wont too long at work. They will work to January 19) Your penchant is for the Talk ToMe,"(Epic)LastWeek:No.2 your financial advantage. practical this week, so put those 3. Vanessa Williams "Dreamin'," MOON CHILDREN (June 21 to ideas to good use and present them (Wing/Polygram) Last Week: No. 6 Tone Loc July 22) Your mind is sharp right to bigwigs. The result will be very 3. Guy "Teddy's Jam," (Uptown' now and you are able to perceive profitable for you. That co-worker MCA) No. 3 2. The Desert Rose Band "I Still situations around you quite clearly who's been coming on to you can (Elektra) N a. 7 t Believe You," (MCA/Curb) No. 3 and correctly. Use this knowledge to only spell trouble, so don't try to mix 5. Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock 3. Gene Watson "Don't Waste It," strengthen your position at work business and pleasure. "Get On The Dance Floor," (Profile) (Warner Bros.) No. 4 and in the home. AQUARIUS (January 20 to No. 8 4. Tanya Tucker "Highway RobLEO (July 23 to August 22) February 18) Lately, you've found 6. Cameo "Skin I'm In," (Altanta/ bery," (Capitol) No. 6 .Involving yourself in a regular yourself thinking suspicious Polygram) No. 11 5. Ronnie Milsap "Don't You exercise regimen will sharpen your thoughts about someone near and 7. Midnight Star "Snake In The Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)," powers of thinking, as well as tone dear to you. Dispel this by having an Grass," (Solar/Capitol) No. 12 (RICA) No. 7 8. Bebe & Cece Winans 6. Southern Pacific "Honey I up your body. Your approach at open discussion about your fears.".H e e &Capl C e 1 n Dare You," (Warner Bros.) No. 11 work has been just the right touch While this won't alleviate them Heaven, (Capitol) No. 14 7. Ricky Van Shelton "From A -not too assertive, not too meek. altogther, you and your loved one 9. The Gap Band "I'm Gonna Git Jack To A King," (Columbia/CBS) Spend time getting your home ready will be able to ride this out. You Sucka," (Arista) No. 9 No. 12 for the holidays. PISCES (February 19 to March 10. Milli VanilSi "Girl You Know .Eddy Raven "Till You Cry," VIRGO (August 23 to September 20) You have all the facts you need It's True," (Arista) No. 15 (RCA) No. 9 22) Your budget is an absolute mess right at hand, thanks to your Top C&W Singles 9 Conway Twitty "I Wish I Was and has been for quite some time. research. This is the time to go Still In Your Dreams," (MCA) No. 10 Take heart; the situation will soon. ahead and present them .to bigwigs. 1. Kathy Mattea "Llfe As We 10. 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Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 9 lifestyle Tipton 's secret' revealed following autopsy SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -Billy 1930s, said that while there was jazz show, said, "It's such a strange face and high voice prompted some Tipton kept to himself as hisjazztrio discrimination, they doubted that a story, I don't feel it any part of my cracks in nightclubs, but the toured the West. talented musician would have had to own career. I can't identify with drummer said, "I would almost fight He never went swimming in the pose as a man to make it in the somebody doing something like anybody" who said Tipton looked motel pools. Waiting for a call from industry. They point to Mary Lou that." too feminine to be a man. the group's manager, he'd say, or Williams and others who became "It certainly was unusual to find a "I came from a small town and was didn't want to burn his fair skin. he famous as jazz musicians and white woman playing piano in jazz a mill worker. He had feminine stayed in a separate room, and didn't composers. bands," said George Simon, a jazz features and at first, I thought he was talk much about childhood or family "When I first started, I was critic. "I don't think that society was kind of queer. But after I went to life. When he did talk, he'd say he skipped over unless they couldn't get really well prepared for (women jazz work for him I had no reason to think came from a broken home and was anybody else," said pianist Norma players). Even jazz, which was as that,"O'Neillsaid. "He was astraight sent to live with an aunt. Teagarden, sister of Jack Teagarden. liberal a society as you could find, guy and there was no hanky-panky." Drummer Dick O'Neill considered "At that time, it was hard to break in there wasn't that much integration." Tipton "was the type of person Tipton to be his best friend, but even with a band, especially if you played O'Neill said the clamor over the who would give you the shirt off his he was shocked at what the saxophone." role reversal overshadows the fact back. He made gobs of money for saxophone and piano player had Marion McPartland, ajazz pianist that Tipton was a fine musician with other people and ended up with been hiding. who hosts a National Public Radio a keen sense of humor. Tipton's baby nothing," he said. "Billy Tipton was a biological female," pathologist George Lindholm said after an autopsy on Tipton, who died Jan. 21 from a bleeding ulcer. Interviews with family, friends, colleagues and jazz affficionados shed little light on Tipton's early years; even her age is uncertain. Kitty Oakes, who lived as Tipton's wife after 1960 until they separated about 10 years ago, told a funeral home Tipton was born Dec. 29, 1914, in Oklahoma Dity and was raised in Kansas City, Mo. But no birth certificate has been found. 0 What is known is that Tipton, a saxophone and piano player who + liked to write vocal arrangements, performed with the Jack Teagarden, Russ Carlyle and Scott Cameron bands before forming the Billy Tipton Trio in the 1950s. "He gave up everything," Oakes, who adopted three sons with Tipton, told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. "There were certain rules vv and regulations in those days if you were going to be a musician." HAPPYANNIVERSARY-Affison Smith of "Kate andAlly, "left, EileenFulton of"As the World Turns, "second from right, andNancyDussault of the Broadway play "Into the Woods, "got together Feb. 14to giveBarbie ahandat But jazz experts, including several a gala in New York. Barbie was the guest of honor at a "Pink Jubilee" celebrating the doll's thirtieth anniversary. women who played in bands in the II Murphy returns to TV as sitcom producer NEWYORK(AP)-Soonitwill onemoreinteresting and funny way but mostly his credit here is as Meanwhile, Mom (Barbara be possible to make a TV program to spoof its very own medium in executive producer. Barrie) teaches tap dancing to that makes fun of TV programs that "What's Alan Watching?" on CBS. The hour-long sitcom combined neighborhood youngsters. make fun of TV, but Eddie Murphy's Murphy returns to television in a with video sketches, "What's Alan production company found at least very funny cameo as James Brown, Watching?" is the first production of The sitcom plot manages to be Eddie Murphy Television in its deal Te sincy ot mne ee ae Overlooked tax deductions with CBS. Well, so far, so good. It very funny on one level, rather was written by former "Saturday poignant on another. While mom Here are some common allowable deductions. Even small claims can and dad yearn to spend worry-free add up -for every $100 you deduct, you can pay from $1 1 to $38 less Night Live" writers Barry W. inads. uBlaustein, David Sheffield and Bob golden years at the sunny retirement in taxes. Tischler. village of their choice, the older kids DEDUCTIONS THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER regress, moving back home when Woven through the sitcom they can't make it in the outside PERSONAL DEDUCTIONS premise is a satire of movies of the world. Alan, facing the uncertainties -Charitable contributions and medical expenses paid by week, game shows, commercials, of a far-away college next year, is credit card. documentaries. A rapid montage of torn between going off to school and -Points paid to get a loan for the purchase or these is presented to 17-year-old staying 'in Philadelphia to be near improvement of your home are generally Alan Hoffstedtter (Corin "Corky" his high-school heartthrob. deductible. Nemec) who plops in front of the set -Contributions to an IRA paid in cash or by Nmc h lp nfoto h e credit card on or before April 15, 1989. with the remote when he wants to get When he escapes to the TV room, The value of household goods, services or entertainment puraway from the rest of his wacky Alan is regaled with an amazing chased to benefit a charitable organization. family. array of video sketches that, When -The cost of gas, parking, fares and mileage to obtain medical interspersed occasionally with actual care or to perform volunteer work for a First, there's older sister Gail clips of television shows, make the charitable organization. (Fran Drescher), who mooches off real things look likejokes. There's an The cost of preparing your tax return. mom and dad and waits for her ad for a hard-hitting news report on The cost of remedial reading instruction for a divorce from Juan to become final so "pit babies;" a documentary on Mr. child who suffers from dyslexia. she can marry slobbish carpetEd, complete with celebrity BUSINESS DEDUCTIONS cleaning magnate, Leonard Kling, recollections, such as George Carlin's -The cost of a passport obtained for a "the Carpet King," (Rob Bartlett) paean, "While we were still telling business trip. whose motto, which he often jokes, Ed was working conceptually;" -Transportation costs can be claimed if graphically demonstrates, is "so a commercial for an upcoming you travel to more than one place of work, or to clean you could eat off it." extravaganza -"Coming Sunday to work and school (for job-related education) or for job-seeking in the the Brendan Byrne Arena -it's same line of work, or for work-related errands. Alan's brother Jeff (David 'Gandhi on Ice!"' -Some work-related moves. Packer), a Porsche salesman, is in -The cost of long-distance business phone calls made love with his sleek 912 Turbo -and In keeping with the hipness of the from your home. any other material possession he can hour, the surreal ending is very funny -_A reward paid for the recovery of lost business property. acquire. "Did I tell you I'm thinking and thankfully leaves the end unpat S04JRCE: H&R Block infoGrapNi989NhA caayndimale~ifC. about getting a fax machine?" he -perhaps suitable for a weekly excitedly asks dad at dinner. series.

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Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 Super Crossword ACROSS 49 Aromatic denizen 1 New York 38 Actions 79 Bird of fable 1 Naive fellow tree 95 Broadway team 39 Garments for 81 News paraHockey 6 Chocolate 50 Philadelphia VIP 2 Part of superheros graph substitute team 96 "The Bridge OPEC 40 Fuzz on 83 Chicago KCOFFEEYEUQHUOB 11 Essence of 54 Batik artiof San -3 German seafabric team roses san's need Rey" port 42 H.S. math 84 Native of 16 Yacht basin 55 Home of the 97 Unit of force 4 Sign up course Cairo U B 0 S H Y F K G R E T Z S T 17 Coral island Expos 99 River in 5 Oriental 44 A single 86 Bone: comb. 18 Stole: slang 59 Shutterbug's France sailor thickness form 20 Texas team concern 100 IRS agent 6 Class 45 Prong 87 Stove R D R R E K Y U E Y S I Q U R 21 Giant arma60 Yawns 101 Credit card 7 Flower 47 Home of 80 gadgets dillo 62 Spigot for a balance extract: var. Across 88 Type of fun22 Pittsburgh barrel 102 Foreign 8 Decompose 49 Skunk gus R S N F Q U W K L Z S M D E 0 team 64 FDR's quarter of 9 Whistling 50 West Point 89 Chicago 24 Inquire mother Constantinoswan freshman team 25 Storage unit 65 Work unit ple 10 Toronto 61 Egret 90 Unique thing R S F U S I 0 1 S I D S I D T 27 Purify 66 Child's game 104 Spartan team 52 Bar of cast 92 Milwaukee 29 Smell a -67 French queen 11 Be ambitious metal team (suspect) donkey 105 Poetic con12 Minnesota 53 Bowling 93 US. bacter1 0 0 H L A N R C Z R T 0 0 T 30 Home of the 68 George traction world mark iologist Mets Burns role 106 Desisted champs 55 Tiny portion 94 Relaxes with 32 Fritz of film69 Simpleton 108 Tried hard 13 Backyard 56 National bird the newsC B H S 0 S V N U F T R N B I dom 71 Hone the 110 Calendar swing, perof the US. paper 33 Jostles razor abbr. haps 57 Biblical 96 Lets 34 Corduroy 73 Official 111 Baltimore 14 Psych. org. name 98 Worn away K 0 0 H E 0 A A U 0 H E U 0 E ridge decree team 15 Go back 58 Burdens 101 Seas: Poetic 35 Jetties 75 Away from 113 Biblical over 61 One type of 103 To wear, in 37 Cross the weather mount 16 Golf club trip? France E N W M S R 0 N R U B E R K N 39 Kind of sup76 Internal her115 Los Angeles 19 Casino 63 Thumb part 106 Caesar's 152 port nia I team employee 70 Home of the 107 *Brother, R A E Y F H Q T F D K K I G A 40 Shoestring 78 Sea eagle 117 Band of 20 Coarse files Red Sox Can You 41 Poem of six 80 West Coast color 23 Marks to let 71 Hardens Spare a -?" lines team I isNebraska stand 72 Persian fair108 A language EN N O ID IO N N U LSA N 43 Sends the 82 Indulge to city 26 Studlike ies of Abyssinla check excess 119 Sea ducks projection 73 Toward the 109 Icelandic tale beforehand 83 Inscribed 120 -in the 28 Stadiumcenter 112 Grampus: 45 Detroit team 85 South AmeiDark" fillers 74 Adorn var. Find the listed words in the diagram. They run in all direction -forward, 46 Marc can monkey 121 Gaseous ele31 Russian 75 -Farm" 114 One of the bmcwadu dwn and diagonal. Antony's 86 Giant grasses ment unions (Orwell Bobbsey Unlisted due hint: EX-NORDIQUES COACH ANDRE loan request? 89 Site of Wri122 Small 34 Bets book) twins Gretzsky Fuhr Linsemen Dionne 48 Cries out gley Field amounts 36 Zoo attrac77 City in 116 Cut and polBossy Kurri Smith Kerr sharply 91 Clubhouse DOWN tion France ished stone Trottier Coffey Naslund Howe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Bourque Wilson Francis 16 17 18 1! --aVision Teaser 24 25 2627 2829 0 3 3 23 3 3 4 1~ 101 1E 313 102 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 E 434 45 4647 484 50 51 52 53 14 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 -S70 71 72 73 74 75 r6 -n 8 M 1 0 81 1Find at least six different:.es In details between panels. EME2 E13 LE M6 87 N8 89f 90 91 92 93 94 I~AT A -4C P1 1tR~ I, .IJ 95 96 97 98 99-* TOW 101 102 i0 0 105 106 107 108 109 M ilo 11 112 113 114 115 110 11 128 111 T94Y WMATg sA. YOUu '9A !I1ol s! *,,ic a,:11su !U Answer to Super Crossword 0 L sl auLuDI 13 2V1 3 N V O O O B i83 d 0C Kng F.re nit, inc Worur nwd. 1 V 3 Ni 33 8 3 2 0-l i S o'There's just something about parties. meeting new S 3 V 8i d O lV 1 8 39 N e opeople. the gaiety, the social and cultural exchange, I V A ICTUREthatjustmakes e wishIwashomein T Krng FetrW yd9AeIc

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Tropic Times sportsMar. 1 1989 sports Yankee drunks irk Rickey NHL Standings NBA Standings FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. problemisnotreallybuiltaroundthe As of March 1 EASTERN CONFERENCE (AP) -Rickey Henderson says manager. It's yourself individually. WALES CONFERENCE Atlantic Division excessive drinking by some members When it comes down to the nitty Patrick Division W L Pct. GB of the New York Yankees hurt the gritty and everything is tight and it's W L T Pt GF GA New York 37 18 .673 club's pennant chances last season, do or die, you've got to step to the NY Rangers 33 23 8 74 262 234 Philadelphia 29 24 .547 7 according to a published report. side and say, 'Hey, I'm not going to Pittsburgh 32 24 7 71 284 269 Boston 25 29 .4631 1/2 "You would see them (players) all do some things.' Sometimes we Washington 30 24 10 70 232 212 Washington 22 31 .415 14 drunk on the plane. You would see didn't do that." 3ew Jersey 21 35 .75 16 1/2 them out and they're drunk," Martin was involved in a brawl last Phila 3130 3 65244220 Charlotte 15 39 .278 21 1/2 Henderson said in Tuesday's editions May at a topless Texas nightclub. In New Jersey 21 31 11 53 225 262 Central Division of the Westchester-Gannett the altercation, Martin was badly NY Isles 21 37 4 46 209 261 Cleveland 41 12 .774 newspapers. beaten and was replaced shortly Adams Division Detroit 36 15 .706 4 "How can you perform the next thereafter. xlontreal 43 15 7 93 257 185 Milwaukee 34 18 .654 6 1/2 day? Liquor does not leave you New Yankees manager Dallas Buffalo 30 28 6 66 241 248 Atlanta 35 20 .636 7 overnight," Henderson said. Green says beer and wine will be Boston 27 24 11 65 217 199 Chicago 32 21 .604 9 Henderson did not identify any available on the team's charter Hartford 27 31 4 58 233 232 Indiana 13 40 .245 28 Yankee players involved in his claim, flights, but not hard liquor. He used Quebec 22 36 6 50 215 282 Midwest Division "You've got to know when to party the same guidelines when he CAMPBELL CONFERENCE I L Pct. GB and when not to party. I saw too managed Philadelphia. Norris Division Utah 34 22 .607 many people partying too much, I've seen too many people who did W L T Pt GF GA Houston 31 23 .574 2 getting too drunk. This was the not handle that well," he said of his Detroit 28261167258256 Denver 30 26 .536 4 whole season," the All-Star reason for not making hard liquor Detroit 28 2 11 64 25 26 Denver 30 26 .536 4 outfielder said. Chicago 22 32 10 54 245 269 Dallas 28 25 .528 4 1/2 Henderson did not blame either availble. St. Louis 22 31 10 54 216 234 San Antonio 13 41 .241 20 Billy Martin or Lou Piniella, who Last season, the Yankees struggled innesota 19 29 14 52 205 232 MiamI 8 45 .151 241/2 replaced Martin as manager on June in August and finally finished 3 1/2 Toronto 22 37 5 49 198 265 L akers 3717 .65n 23, for what he believes was poor games behind Boston in the Smythe Division L.A. Laker 37 17 .685 conduct on the part of some players. American League East. xCalgary 4414 8 96 282 185 01/2 Neither Piniella nor Martin could "When it's all over," Henderson Los Ang 32 26 6 70 315 279 Golden State 31 21 .596 5 be reached for comment Monday said, "you say, 'We only missed by 3 Edmonton 32 27 6 70 270 247 Portland 26 26 .500 10 night. 1/2 games. What could it take to get Vancouver 27 30 7 61206203 Sacramento 15 39 .278 22 "I would never criticize anybody," those games back? Maybe it was Henderson told Gannett. "The those days we were tired.'" Winnipeg 21 31 10 52 235 275 LA Clippers 11 45 .196 27 New York Knicks win 21 in a row at home NEW YORK (AP) -The Knicks "You know what they say about break records that they set. So to be a Newman and Jackson helped the teams of the late 1960s and early records," Holzman said. "They're part of that is really an Knicks take their largest lead of the 1 970s are remembered with meant to be broken sooner or later. I accomplishment. I'm in a fantasy first half, 63-41. New York led 69-49 reverence by New York basketball think it's good that his team did it. world." at halftime. fans. They speak in hushed tones of They are agood group that is coming This year's Knicks team is Boston rallied in the second half, Willis Reed, Dave DeBusschere, on. They play together." compared so often with the getting within nine points with 4:43 Walt Frazier and Bill Bradley. New York native Mark Jackson, championship teams coached by left, but a basket by Ewing and a Teamwork. Hustle. Chamwho had 28 points and 11 assists Holzman that they are relieved to layup and three-point play by pionships. against the Celtics, also remembered have one reminder cast aside. Jackson rebuilt the margin to Not until now has New York had a the glory years. "This will give this team its own 116-100. team that could touch them. Not "This record is special to us," identity," said guard Gerald Wilkins, "Exciting, tremendous, fun, and until Sunday, when the 1988-89 team Jackson said. "I was a fan watching who scored 18 points, we made history," Wilkins said. "Not set a Madison Square Garden record those great teams set records, and it's Center Patrick Ewing finished a bad afternoon." for consecutive victories with its 21st special to break some of them. We with 26 points, 13 rebounds and straight, 122-110 over the Boston want to build on this record and put seven blocked shots for the Knicks. Joynernleased Celtics. .it out of reach." The Knicks, who never trailed in The previous mark of 20 was set in Jackson said it's too early to think running their home record to 24-1, 1968-69 and matched in 1972-73, the about the Celtics' NBA record of 38 led 20/16 before a 16-3 streak put wit last year the team won an NBA consecutive home victories set in them in control. Wilkins keyed the championship. 1985-86. He'd rather reflect on spurt with nine points in 3:09, success stor Among the sellout crowd of 19,591 Sunday's accomplishment. including a layup that gave New at Sunday's game was Red Holzman, "I'm living out a dream right now," York a 36-19 lead with 11:29 left in CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) 68, who coached the Knicks' two Jackson said. "I had a dream to play the first half. Olympic sprinter Florence championship teams in 1970 and for the Knicks. I had a dream to Three-point goals by Johnny Griffith Joyner isn't slowing 1973. down, despite her retirement from track competition. YankeesOn Sunday, a day after Seaver signs with NBC Yankees announcing her retirement, Griffith Joyner said she's ready to NEW YORK (AP) -Tom Seaver years on the road, I wanted time to sit "It's heading less and less for pursue her interests in writing and is back in the rotation. It won't be on back and think about what I was Saturday afternoons, which I think is acting as well as signing a series of the mound, though. It'll be in the TV going to do." a shame," Seaver said. "I don't think endorsement contracts. booth. Some athletes have trouble it's the right thing for baseball. I "I'm .looking to more things NBC, the lame duck network of adjusting to life after baseball. think it's a tradition that baseball's in my life, to move on, because I baseball's Game of the Week, Seaver says he hasn't. on Saturday afternoons." know Ill be just as happy as I was announced Monday that Seaver will "It really wasn't very hard. I really In addition to doing color for in track and field," she said. be its top color commentator this felt that I couldn't perform to a level NBC, he'll be joining the New York Griffith Joyner, 29, appeared at year, joining play-by-play man Vin that was acceptable to me. It was Yankees broadcast crew this year. a news conference held after she Scully. extremely difficult if I was sitting Matt Merola, Seaver's agent, said received the Harvard Foundation "I used to practice on the days I there with 293 wins or sitting there that deal probably will be wrapped for Intercultural and Race didn't pitch," Seaver said of his with 2,890 strikeouts. There was up Tuesday. Relations Award. broadcasting. "Some days I wished nothing left for me to accomplish On national television broadcasts, Griffith Joyner said she was that I did do it on the days I was from a personal-numerical the announcers are expected to be honored to win the award, which pitching, too." standpoint." impartial. For the Yankees, however, has been given in the past to Seaver has been out of baseball NBC's final season begins on you're expected to parrot the party Bishop Desmond Tutu and Javier since the end of the 1986 season. He March 25 with a Los Angeles line. Perez de Cuellar, secretary became a free agent and no one Dodgers exhibition game against the general of the United Nations. wanted him. Then, in the summer of Boston Red Sox. Seaver opens the "I always thought I could deliver "Just thinking about who has 1987 he tried a comeback with the season in Atlanta, where the Braves somewhat objectively about what's won the award, it gets me excited. New York Mets but decided he didn't host the Dodgers on April 8. going out on the field. I realize that It takes me back to Seoul," she have enough left in his right arm. After this season, the Game of the locally there's a pressure being put on said. There, at the Olympics, What's he been up to since? Week is no more. CBS, which takes the hometown people to root for the Griffith Joyner won three gold "Rest and reflection over the last over baseball in 1990, will show only home team, the people signing your medals and a silver. 20 years. And staying home. After 20 12 games during the season. paychecks."

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2 Tropic Times Mar. 1, 1989 Price hikes trigger Venezuelan riots CARACAS (Reuter) -At least police spokesman said Tuesday. The spokesman told Reuters more country's main export, declined 20 people were killed and more than President Carlos Andres Perez than 1,000 people were under arrest, sharply. 200 wounded late Monday in called out army troops at 2 a.m. (I mostly for looting stores. towns of Maracaibo, Maracay, widespread violence and looting in a.m. EST) Tuesday to restore order, He said armed looters were Puerto La Cruz, Barcelona, Merida Caracas sparked by a national price said the police spokesman who responsible for most of the deaths. and San Cristobal. hike in gasoline and bus fares, a declined to be identified. One police commander, Rafael Mesa Interior Minister Alejandro Esturis, was shot dead during the Izaquirre vowed in a nationwide disturbances and I I policemen were television address Monday night to injured, he added. restore order and said the protests, if Police said at least 11 Caracas unchecked, threatened anarchy. A neighborhoods were raided by Political violence is rare in looters who began their rampage Venezuela, whose citizens enjoy after a bus fare hike of 30 percent South America's highest living went into effect Monday, the day standard and most stable democracy. after a 90 percent gasoline price rise. But buying power has been eroded Residents said the violence was the since 1986, when the price of oil, the worst in Caracas since a popular insurrection toppled Venezuelan Et cetera dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez in E tcetera January 1958 and led to the establishment of democracy in the Economy sluggish country. WASHINGTON (AP) -The Perez, who took office on economy grew at a sluggish February 2, has introduced an annual rate of 2 percent in the austerity program to conform with final three months of 1988 as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) worst deterioration in the trade loan guidelines. deficit in more than two years Central Bank President Pedro offset unexpected strength in Tinoco and Finance Minister Egle consumer spending, the Iturbe de Blanco were scheduled to government reported Tuesday. sign a letter of intent detailing the The Commerce Department said new economic package in the gross national product, the Washington later on Tuesday, the broadest measure of economic official news agency Venpres said. health, advanced at its slowest "The looting of stores is reminiscent pace since the final three months of scenes in recent years from Brazil, of 1986. Santo Domingo and more recently Bush opens blitz Peru," El Nacional newspaper WASHINGTON (AP) columnist Alfredo Alvarez said. President Bush had coffee with "Now that we have accepted the IMF Senate Majority Leader George prescription, it is now our turn." Mitchell Tuesday, kicking off a Witnesses said most shops were last-minute lobbying blitz to closed in Caracas, a city of four salvage his nomination of John million people, following the Tower as defense secretary. violence which began Monday Mitchell, D-Maine, was the morning and continued sporadically leadoff Oval Office guest among overnight until Tuesday morning. about a dozen senators, mostly Buses were not running, forcing Democrats, whom Bush invited to thousands of people to walk through the White House in an effort to get streets littered with debris from the toWe cofir an aoid te looting and bonfires and barricades moser sebak oi yo e built by protestors. most serious setback of his young Schools were closed and children administration. NAIL SANDWICH -Gary Curts, a teacher in Dublin High School in sent home, residents said. Trial gets codes suburban Columbus, Ohio, demonstrates, the hard way, the method of At least six cars and buses were set WASHINGTON (AP) -The spreading pressure over a large area. Curts, who teachesphysical sciences, on fire. One bus was blazing less than judge in Oliver North's Iranvolunteeredfor the bed of nails experimentfor students Colin Redman, two blocks from the presidential Contra trial is assigning code foreground, and John Orsak. A t right, holding Colin, is J.D. Ottery. (AP palace. names to mask the identities of Laserphoto) Violence was also reported in the foreign officials and intelligence operatives the government wants kept secret. U.S. District Judge Crash kills USA RSO officer Local teacher Gerhard Gesell explained to jurors Monday that the codes *I were necessary "to protect the QUARRY HEIGHTS (US passenger were also taken to drowns avoiding identities of those individuals so SOUTHCOM PAO) -A U.S. Gorgas Army Community they will not get in trouble" for Army officer died as the result ofa Hospital, stabilized and attack b bees involvement in covert intelligence head-on automobile collision on transported to Panama's Social operations. Gaillard Highway at about 3:20 Security hospital. QUARRY HEIGHTS (US p.m. Sunday. The accident is under SOUTHCOM PAO) -A local Daley next mayor. Col. Gerald E. Clark, Deputy investigation. teacher drowned Sunday in Gatun CHICAGO (AP) -Mayor Chief of Staff, Intelligence, U.S. Clark is survived by his wife, Lake, near Barro Colorado Eugene Sawyer, lacking the Army South, was pronounced Barbara, of Fairfax, Va., and Island, when he and two others monolithic support among fellow dead on arrival at 3:55 p.m. at three children, Natalie, 18; were attacked by a swarm of bees. blacks that twice put Harold Gorgas Army Community Elizabeth, 16; and Gerald 111, 9. Gary E. Hauser, 42, a Curundu Washington in City Hall, bet his Hospital. Clark's almost 23 years of Junior High School physical future on blacks voting in Clark was traveling alone in his service included his last tour as education teacher, originally from Tuesday's mayoral primary vehicle from Fort Clayton to Commander, U.S. Army Forces, St. Paul, Minnesota, jumped out against front-runner Richard M. Corozal when he was hit by a Joint Task Force-Bravo. He also of the boat from which he was Daley, son of the quintessential vehicle driven by Carlos Salazar, served as an Army attache in fishing. The other two individuals political boss who ruled Chicago age and nationality unknown. Honduras; was assigned to the also jumped from the boat, but for more than two decades. lazand naonitysunkno n Pentagon; had served on the staff were able to swim to shore. Salazar had one passenger in and faculty of the U.S. Military The exact cause of death is still Iran cuts UK tie his vehicle and was attempting to Academy; and had served a tour under investigation. NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) pass a vehicle. As he tried to in Vietnam. Hauser is survived by his wife, Iran's parliament voted Tuesday reenter his traffic lane, Mr. Clark was born in Puerto Rico Lesley, of Rochester, Minnesota, to sever ties with Britain in a week Salazar's vehicle struck another on July 27, 1942. He had been and two daughters: Anne, 21; and unless London ends its diplomatic vehicle and bounced into the lane stationed in Panama since Lori, 14. Additionally, Hauser is embargo and denounces Salman of oncoming traffic. August, 1988. survived by his parents, also from Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses," The two people in the other A memorial service was held at Minnesota. Iran's official news agency said. vehicle had minor injuries and 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the M em o r i a I s e r v i c e s are In -another development, British were taken to Gorgas Army Fort Clayton Chapel. Clark will scheduled for Wednesday at 4 author Roald Dahl accused Community Hospital, treated and be interred at Arlington National p.m. at the Redeemer Lutheran Rush die of deliberately released. Salazar and his Cemetery. Church on Balboa Road. sensationalizing "The Satanic I Verses" to make it a bestseller.