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USSR imposes Georgia curfew, 16 dead
MOSCOW (UPI) - The Soviet
Union declared a state of emergency
and a curfew Tuesday in the restive
Abkhazi region of the southern
republic of Georgia and evacuated
thousands of tourists from the area's
Black Sea resort of Sukhumi.
Clashes erupted Saturday over
minority Abkhazi resistance to the
opening of a branch of a Georgian
university in Sukhumi, leaving 16
people dead and 127 injured. The
unrest disrupted traffic and cut off
The Caucasus region has been
restive ever since Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev instituted his
policy of glasnost, or openness,
allowing the peoples of each republic
to express their grievances.
The weekend violence raised to
more than 100 the number of people
killed in more than a year of ethnic
and nationalist strife in the Caucasus,
home to three of the Soviet Union's
15 republics - Armenia, Azerbaijan
Official media reported Tuesday
that the Soviet government placed
Abkhazia, an autonomous area of
Georgia, under a state of emergency
and a curfew and flew in more troops
to halt the violence.
"The Presidium of the Supreme
Soviet has decreed a special status in
Sukhumi, Gagra, Tkvarcheli and on
the territory of the whole
Autonomous Abkhazian Republic
today starting from 11 p.m.," Soviet
Under the special status, the
Communist Party and local
government remain in control, but
Soviet Interior Ministry troops
enforcing a dusk-to-dawn curfew
may detain people and confiscate
weapons, the report said.
Tass said 3,000 special troops have
been airlifted into Abkhazia and
Soviet newspapers portrayed a
situation out of control in which
soldiers had been attacked. The
report said four militiamen and as
many Interior Ministry troops were
injured when attempting to stop
"Because there were a lot of people
in Sukhumi airport, three huge
empty Ilyushin-86s were flown from
Moscow and Leningrad and five
smaller ones from other cities and
they managed to take out more than
2,000 people during the night of July
17-18," Tass said. It said the
emergency airlift was ordered
because stoppages on the railways
had isolated Sukhumi.
Overall throughout the Soviet
Union, which is the largest multi-
ethnic state in the world, the deaths
from factional violence this year have
exceeded more than 200.
The disputes have ranged from
gun-and-knife battles over land and
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minority businessmen and seasonal
workers in Central Asia to border
Soviet security forces from the
Ministry of Interior have had to be
rushed to at least seven Soviet
republics to maintain order.
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Jaruzelski changes mind, will seek presidency
WARSAW, Poland (UPI) --
Polish leader Gen. Wojciech
Jaruzelski changed his mind and
announced Tuesday he will run for
the presidency as a candidate of the
Jaruzelski said at a meeting of
Communist Party legislators that the
decision was not an easy one and that
he believed the National Assembly
might still vote against him
Wednesday, the official PAP news
"After thorough consideration of
all facts and circumstances and being
guided by a feeling of duty, I have
decided to accept the suggestion of all
groups of the coalition and to run for
the presidency," he said in a
"For many reasons this is not an
easy decision for me," he said.
"Bearing in mind that the result of
voting in the National Assembly may
be unfavorable to me, I ask (that) the
candidacy of (Interior Minister) Gen.
Czeslaw Kiszczak be given the
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Typhoon slams China
by United Press International
BEIJING -- Typhoon Gordon
slammed into China Tuesday after
claiming more than 27 lives in the
northern Philippines and injuring
at least 31 people in Hong Kong. A
Chinese meteorological official,
reached by telephone in the
southern city of Guangzhou, had
no immediate details of casualties
or damage. He said the typhoon
hit the town of Yangchun, about
150 miles west of the British
colony of Hong Kong, at 3 p.m.
Argentina sets prices
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina --
Argentina's new government
signed a price control pact with
executives of 400 major business
organizations in an effort to
control inflation, now running at
more than 200 percent a month.
The freeze applies to such basic
food supplies as milk, eggs, flour,
and crackers; non-luxury
clothing; and household goods.
Nicaragua recalls 5
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -
At the request of the Honduran
government, Nicaragua has
agreed to remove five diplomats
from Tegucigalpa by the end of
July, Nicaraguan Ambassador
Francisco Lacayo said. The
Honduran Foreign Ministry
requested a reduction on July 5,
alleging the oversized diplomatic
staff from the neighboring isthmus
nation was engaged in espionage.
The Sandinista government staffs
its embassy in Tegucigalpa with 12
diplomats, four administrative
officials and six domestic workers.
USSR bans chemicals
NEW YORK -- The United
States and the Soviet Union have
reached a preliminary pact to ban
chemical arms that includes a
formula for destroying many types
of chemical weapons during a 10-
year phase-out, a published report
said Tuesday. The two nations,
who own the world's two largest
arsenals of chemical weapons,
have worked out key elements of a
treaty prohibiting the de-
velopment, production, pos-
session, and transfer of chemical
weapons, the New York Times
said, quoting an unnamed White
necessary support," he said. Polish leader his candidacy could
Jaruzelski dropped out of the spark social unrest - a remark that
contest two weeks ago, but was urged generated applause from several
to reconsider by his party. Solidarity lawmakers.
leader Lech Walesa, whose "Ifyouassessmein a negativeway,
supporters won a large number of then I will be relieved of the burden
parliament seats in recent elections, (to run)," Jaruzelski said.
said Friday he no longer objected to In a speech to the Polish
Jaruzelski's candidacy, parliament, meanwhile, Jaruzelski
Solidarity legislators planned to revealed Monday that the Polish
meet Tuesday to decide whether to army supported him in 1981 when
vote for or against Jaruzelski Moscow demanded his resignation.
Wednesday. Jaruzelski told the lawmakers he
Jaruzelski met Monday with 260 imposed martial law to avoid a
Solidarity lawmakers to gauge their Soviet invasion but pledged to
support and called the five-hour improve relations with Soviet leader
discussion "important, difficult and Mikhail Gorbachev.
needed." "Good Polish-Soviet relations are
During the meeting, Solidarity of key significance for us," he said. "It
deputy Ryszard Brzuzy warned the is a chance for us."
U.S. trade deficit sharply up
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The
nation's trade deficit shot up $2
billion in May to $10.24 billion as
imports rose to a record high and
exports dropped slightly, the
government reported Tuesday.
A moderate increase in the
shortfall had been widely expected by
financial markets after the deficit fell
to a nine-month low of $8.28 billion
But Tuesday's report was
significantly higher than the general
predictions of a monthly deficit
between $8.5 billion and $9.5 billion.
The Commerce Department said
exports were off only slightly in May
to $30.47 billion from April's record
$30.75 billion but imports increased
to $40.7 billion from April's level of
$39.04 billion. The import figure
topped the monthly record of $39.67
billion set in December.
The monthly deficit was about $1.5
billion worse than in May 1988 when
it stood at $8.69 billion but the
overall shortfall so far this year of
$46.28 billion was an improvement
on the $49.56 billion deficit for the
first five months of 1988.
If this year's trend continues, the
1989 deficit will be $111.1 billion,
compared with $118.52 billion in
"The trade deficit's stuck (in the
same range) because we haven't got
an out-and-out recession coming so
we're not going to get the big
reduction in imports you might
normally expect in a boom-bust
economy," said Christopher Probyn,
a financial markets economist with
Data Resources Inc., a Lexington,
Mass., consulting firm.
"At the same time, with exports
growing so fast recently, we expected
The nation's deficit with Japan,
not adjusted for seasonal factors,
rose to $4.28 billion during May from
$3.89 billion in April.
Among the products, oil imports
were up sharply, rising from $4.13
billion in April to $4.8 billion in May.
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Vol. 11, No. 24
July 19, 1989
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July 19, 1989
Singles check mates with private eyes
NEW YORK (Reuter) - Curious
singles are increasingly using private
investigators to check out
prospective mates, according to
various private detectives here.
"In the past year I would say we've
had a tremendous rise," said Vincent
Parco, the owner of Vincent Parco
Parco said his agency conducted
between 100 and 150 investigations
for singles in the past year, as
opposed to a handful of cases in
"People tail each other for many
reasons," Parco said, but they all
want the same thing - information.
"Information is power," Parco said.
"And every little bit of information
can lead to something."
Amanda, a 27-year-old office
manager, used Beau Dietl's detective
agency to find out the truth about
John, a 38-year-old accountant
whom she had been planning to
John was handsome, clean-cut and
doted on her, but he went on a lot of
business trips. Once she asked him to
take her along and when he refused,
"I got suspicious," Amanda said.
She hired Dietl to tail John on his
trip to Dallas. There, investigators
photographed John entering a house
and greeting his wife and two
children. Amanda decided to
"I showed him the pictures at a
restaurant one night. His jaw
dropped," she said. "Then he asked
'How much do you want for them?'"
Amanda assured John she had no
intention of blackmailing him, and
the relationship ended there.
Linda, a 27-year-old professional
woman, used Vincent Parco's outfit
to check out Steve, a businessman
she had been dating for several
"I had probably been seeing the
guy for eight months, but it all
seemed a little fishy to me. I never
went to his house."
It turned out that Steve was
married and lived with his wife. "I
just backed out of the relationship,"
Parco said his single clients usually
have longer-term or even live-in
romantic partners checked out
because they suspect cheating and
want to verify the person's
background. The average
investigation costs between $500 and
$1,000, he said.
But Parco said several clients have
used his services to gather
information on someone they are
trying to meet, to give them an idea of
how to approach the person.
"I would say most of them are
shy," Parco said. "It's semi-sad,
Larry Webb, president of the
World Association of Detectives,
which represents 47 countries, said
the increase in singles snooping on
singles is a worldwide phenomenon,
largely because of AIDS and other
"People are being very careful who
they go out with. More people are
checking because often they don't
know who they're going out with,"
said Webb. "It's a world-wide trend,
and it's growing," he added.
Joanne Kunda, a junior partner in
Parco's agency, said that with the
advent of AIDS, more people are
looking to settle down.
One of her clients, a professional,
has lost out with three different
women, all of whom were checked
out by Kunda.
"He really wants to get married,"
Kunda said of the despairing man.
One of the women Kunda
investigated was a drug dealer,
another turned out to be married
with children, and the third was
exceedingly promiscuous, Kunda
Kunda said clients typically want
to know where the person is going,
who they are with, what they are
wearing, who they meet when they go
out, what time they go home, and
with whom they go home.
Irwin Blye, another detective,
believes the change in lifestyles is the
main reason for the increase in
requests for background checks.
"Years ago, you brought your
intended home to meet the family.
Now you don't get to meet everyone's
family or friends. As a result, there's
more mystery about what the
individual is really like."
Even people who have lived
together for months are often
ignorant about each other's pasts,
"It's amazing how little
information these people have after
being with someone for a long time,"
Blye said most private eyes turn
down clients who seem to have the
wrong reasons for wanting
"One guy came in with a porn
magazine and wanted me to find two
of these women," Blye said. "There
was something about the guy -- Ijust
got a sense of a little danger for these
people. I told him I couldn't help
Blye said legal means of gathering
information are sufficient to tell the
client what they want to know.
"If I have your name, there are all
kinds of records, birth, dental,
driving. I can find out an awful lot
legally. In most cases, surveillance is
not necessary, but it is legal."
"Bartenders are great for
information," he adds.
Children need additional measles vaccination
CHICAGO (Reuter) - The
nation's pediatricians recommended
Monday that children be given one
more measles vaccination than is
presently done, to be administered
around the age of 12.
The American Academy of
Pediatrics said the second
vaccination is designed to counter
losses of immunity that have led to
increasing outbreaks of the disease
recently among older children and
According to the Centers for
Disease Control there were 5,500
suspected or confirmed cases of
measles in 18 states as of the first
week of May. That compared to
1,497 cases during the same period in
Eighty percent of the cases of
measles which have been occurring in
previously vaccinated children
involve those over the age of 12, the
The academy, which has a
membership of 37,000 doctors,
issued a revised policy statement
saying that the first dose of a
combined vaccine for mumps,
measles and rubella should be given
at 15 months, as is done at present.
But it also said a second dose
should be given when the child enters
junior high school or middle school
- from 10-13 years depending on
local school systems. Mixing with
larger populations of students can
bring added risk of the disease and
studies have shown that outbreaks
are occurring in those schools, the
In addition the group said all
students and their siblings born after
Jan. 1, 1957, who have not had two
doses of the vaccine after 12 months
of age should be re-vaccinated when
outbreaks of the disease occur in
schools. adverse reactions have been reported
The academy also said no unusual from the vaccine.
Dodge City's oldest building
collapses into heap of rubble
DODGE CITY, Kans. (UPI) --
The city's oldest building, the 102-
year-old Sitler and Bell building, has
collapsed into a pile of rubble,
closing a lane of traffic and a chapter
of the city's colorful past.
Authorities say a leaky roof
weakened the second floor, which
collapsed about 5 p.m. Sunday into
the main floor, bringing down the
facade with it.
The two-story brick building, a
one-time bordello, hotel, grocery
store and most recently home to a
printing business, was owned by the
Fidelity State Bank of Dodge City.
Authorities said the building
collapsed when there was little traffic
in the area. Heavy rains Saturday
were believed to have weakened the
The Sitler and Bell building was to
have been condemned a year ago, but
instead was placed on the city's
historic landmark list. It had been
vacant for several years.
The building had been empty for
two years. The collapse closed one
lane of traffic on Trail Street just
south of the downtown area.
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Federal officials investigate airplane crash scenario
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Federal
investigators will seek clues into the
mysterious airplane flight, crash and
gunshot wounding of lawyer Thomas
Root from his business associates,
friends and the plane's manufacturer,
a federal transportation official said
Root said in an interview
published Monday that he was not
trying to commit suicide and gave no
explanation for the gunshot wound
in his abdomen.
Root, whose bizarre, 1,000-mile
flight from Washington and crash
into the Atlantic brought him
national attention, told The
Washington Post he was shocked by
all the publicity.
"I can't understand why this story
has blown up, beyond the admittedly
unusual circumstances, to end up
being a front-page story like this,"
Root, 36, an Alexandria, Va.,
communications lawyer, remained
hospitalized in stable condition in
Hollywood, Fla. He was expected to
remain in the hospital for a week,
barring any complications, a hospital
Root was hospitalized Thursday
after being plucked from the sea by
rescuers when his Cessna 210 crashed
and sank in deep water near the
He told an investigator from the
National Transportation Safety
Board on Saturday that he did not
know how he was shot. NTSB
spokeswoman Rachel Halterman
said there were no plans for now to
talk to Root again.
"The investigator in charge will be
working with Cessna, getting a
background of the plane, our human
performance investigator will have
interviews with business associates,
friends, (and) our operations
investigator will be looking at
maintenance records of the plane,"
Halterman said investigators also
hope to have the results of several
laboratory tests by mid-week,
including tests performed on samples
of Root's blood and on a metal
fragment found near his wound.
The blood test should reveal
whether Root suffered from oxygen
deprivation while in flight from
Washington, Halterman said.
While en route to Rocky Mount,
N.C., Root radioed that he was short
of breath and had chest pains. He
then switched on the plane's
automatic pilot and apparently lost
With Marine Corps planes
tracking Root, the plane flew until it
ran out of gas and crashed into the
Atlantic Ocean. Root survived the
crash and swam to a life raft dropped
by military rescuers.
Friday, however, the story became
more mysterious -- authorities said
Root had been shot in the stomach
sometime before his rescue.
In the interview with the Post,
Root dismissed speculation that he
tried to kill himself and expressed
surprise that his business dealings
had become newsworthy.,
"As I was swimming around out
there, hurting a lot, I was thinking
about my family and that I wasn't
going to see them again," Root told
the Post as family members stood
near his hospital bed. "I don't think I
have the ability, nerve or stupidity to
take another life -- mine or anyone
Root speculated that a revolver he
kept in the glove compartment
accidentally discharged when the
Andrew Alston of the NTSB said
Root told him Saturday he kept a
loaded .32 Smith & Wesson pistol in
the glove compartment but the
gunshot wound was not self-
inflicted. The pistol apparently sank
with the plane.
Root's story sparked additional
interest after officials disclosed his
link to a company under
investigation for possible securities
fraud and the April 24 police seizure
of dozens of weapons from Root's
locker at Manassas Airport in
Virginia. He was charged with a
misdemeanor for possessing a MAC-
11 automatic submachine gun.
Root told The Post he was not
involved in drugs or drug trafficking
and did not receive a reported $5
million from his business dealing
with the company under
investigation, Sonrise Management
"I have not experimented with
drugs," Root told The Post. "I don't
condone it. The last time I was
around marijuana was in college
when everyone smoked it. Of course,
you don't have to be a druggie to be a
drug smuggler. But I haven't done
A spokesman for the FBI declined
comment on that agency's
"We do have an ongoing
investigation, in an effort to
determine if there are any federal
criminal violations," said special
agent Paul Miller in Miami.
Halterman said the preliminary
phase of the NTSB probe could last
several weeks. A factual report may
be sent to Washington in several
months, for a determination of the
cause of the crash. The final report
may be ready in six to nine months,
Senate Armed Services Committee shoots down F-14 Tomcat
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The
Senate Armed Services Committee
voted to kill the Navy's F-14D
Tomcat fighter, endorsed a "fly-
before-you-buy" program for the B-2
bomber and gave at least a brief
reprieve to the V-22 Osprey aircraft.
The decisions came Friday as the
committee finished its version of the
$305 billion military budget for fiscal
1990, and with the exception of the
V-22 tilt-rotor plane being developed
by Bell-Textron and Boeing-Vertol,
it was an endorsement of Defense
Secretary Dick Cheney's effort to
cancel some programs because of
The House Armed Services
Committee, in its version of the bill,
kept alive the Grumman-built F-14D
Tomcat and added in research and
production money for the V-22,
which the Marine Corps wants to
haul its troops ashore.
"Well have some real battles on
the floor (over the Tomcat)," said the
Senate panel's chairman, Sam Nunn,
D-Ga. If the F-14D ultimately is
canceled, Grumman warns that its
factory in Bethpage, N.Y., would be
forced to close.
Both budget bills - due on the
floor late this month - contain a 3.6
percent pay hike for men and women
in uniform. The Senate bill puts up
money both for rail-mobile MX
missiles and the single-warhead
mobile "Midgetman" missile and
includes funding to overhaul and
The authorization bills are
designed give broad permission for
1990 spending; later appropriations
bills put the money into government
The defense authorization bill,
with about $295 billion for the
Pentagon and $10 billion for defense
work at the Energy Department, is
typically a bit higher than the
Pentagon appropriations bill
because some projects, like aircraft
carriers, take years to complete and
not all the money is needed in a single
Nunn said that with the exception
of the V-22, his committee endorsed
each of Cheney's recommendations
about programs to kill off in 1990 or
to extend only briefly.
On the V-22, the committee
extended what amounted to a gilt-
edged invitation to the Pentagon to
come back, after research on the
unique plane is finished, and seek
renewed permission to produce the
aircraft, which could have wide
applications in the civil aviation field.
Only enough money was provided
to finish research and development
work on the revolutionary plane that
combines the takeoff and landing
characteristics of a helicopter with
the level flight characteristics of a
fixed-wing craft through the use of
rotating engine-propeller pods at the
end of its wingtips.
The committee's senior Republi-
can, Sen. John Warner of Virginia,
wrote the restrictions on the B-2
bomber, which made its first flight
in public Monday.
Cheney wants $4.7 billion for the
plane but the committee provided
$4.4 billion. Still, it was above the
$3.9 billion put up by the House
panel, which would cut the 1990 buy
froni three B-2s io two. -
The Senate bill directs that
production money for the three
planes may not be spent until there is
at least 50 to 75 hours of flight
testing, until two Pentagon
supervisory agencies certify its
airworthiness and until there are tests
to verify it is harder to find with radar
than normal planes.
FOREST FIRE - A home and cars burn in Boulder Canyon Sunday where
a forest fire raged out of control. More than 30 structures were destroyed and
1,500 acres burned in less than 10 hours. (APLaserphoto)
Scientists continue search for remains of 'Colorado cannibal'
LAKE CITY, Colo. (UPI) -- A
team of scientists began work in
southwestern Colorado Monday to
exhume the remains of five gold
prospectors in an effort to determine
if Alferd Packer, Colorado's
notorious cannibal, killed his
companions and ate their flesh while
stranded by a mountain blizzard 115
The expedition into the San Juan
Mountains was led by James E.
Starrs, professor of law and forensic
sciences at George Washington
University in Washington, D.C. The
team of archaeologists, anthro-
pologists and forensic pathologists
will first have to locate the graves
--believed to be beneath a bronze
marker on Dead Man's Gulch, south
of Lake City.
-If the bones are found, the
scientists will use high technology
techniques to determine how the men
Packer was the only one of the six-
man prospecting group to emerge
from the mountains after being
trapped by a blizzard for nearly 60
days in the winter of 1873-74. He
admitted eating his companions'
flesh, but said he killed only one and
that was in self-defense. Packer gave
conflicting accounts of the deaths of
the other men.
Packer was convicted of murder.
but the conviction was reversed. He
was retried and convicted of five
counts of manslaughter. He served
17 years in prison before beirn
paroled in 1901. Packer died in 1907,
and is buried in the Denver suburb of
The project, dubbed a "shin-dig"
by some, has its supporters and
detractors. Opponents call the
exhumation macabre and grotesque.
July 19, 1989
World famous conductor Karajan dies
VIENNA (UPI) - Herbert von Until Saturday he was conducting
Karajan, the Berlin Philharmonic two rehearsals a day readying this
Orchestra's hugely gifted and year's Salzburg Festival opener,
tyrannical "lifetime" conductor Guiseppe Verdi's "Masked Ball,"
whose Nazi Party membership led to planned for July 27.
his banning by the Allies after World Known by admirers and detractors
War II, died Sunday. He was 81. alike simply as "The Maestro," the
Karajan was found dead of athletic Karajan created an
apparent heart failure at his home in Olympian presence on the podium
Anif outside Salzburg, Austria, Anif and generally was regarded as the
police said. Karajan's office said it finest orchestra conductor of his
would issue a formal statement generation.
Monday on his death. Members of his orchestras often
The conductor is survived by his tempered their praise for him with
wife Eliette, a former French model, censure, saying he could be
and two daughters, Isabelle and tyrannical and unwilling to accept
Arabelle. Funeral arrangements criticism.
were pending. "One must build up a musical
Karajan had been in poor health career slowly and with difficulty - it
for several- years, leading to his takes half a lifetime," Karajan said.
resignation in April from the Berlin "Work is something exclusive. It
orchestra, but he led the Vienna sharpens the senses, but falsifies true
Philharmonic Orchestra this Easter judgment because it feeds off
and had planned to conduct this egocentricity."
summer at the Salzburg Festival. His immense musical output
Overeating worms lose silk crop
TREVISO, Italy (Reuter) - Italy
has lost almost all its silk crop this
year because the silkworm larvae
have been too busy eating to stop and
spin their silk cocoons, the industry's
breeders association said last week.
It said 99 percent of Italy's 60
million larvae had been afflicted by
the mysterious outbreak of greed,
gorging themselves on mulberry
"Instead of stopping eating, the
larvae have just gone on feeding,
sometimes reaching double normal
size," association president Giulio
"It's something that has never
happened in the history of silkworm
breeding. We don't know the cause
and we don't know what advice to
give people." The larvae are meant to
spin their cocoons by mid-June but
Nicoletti said almost all of them had
died or been destroyed.
He estimated lost production at up
to 25 tons of silk.
Nicoletti said he was trying to
contact other European producers
such as Greece and Bulgaria to see
whether they had experienced similar
difficulties. He said Turkey, a major
producer, had already indicated it
was not having problems.
He put losses at $1 million but said
the consequences were more serious
because farmers would not have
breeding stocks for next year and the
textile industry might not be able to
find other supplies.
The newspaper La Stampa
suggested pollution, a virus or low
temperatures as possible causes but
Nicoletti dismissed the article as mere
"Scientists are trying to discover
the cause but they have nothing to go
on. It may take a long time," he said.
Vatican renews full relations
VATICAN CITY (UPI) - The
Vatican announced Monday it has
restored full diplomatic relations
with Pope John Paul II's native
Poland, the first such ties between
the Roman Catholic Church and a
communist nation since World War
The re-establishment of
ambassador-level relations between
Poland and the Holy See was
announced simultaneously by the
Vatican and the Polish government
"As of today's date diplomatic
relations are established between the
Holy See and Poland at the level of
apostolic nunciature on the part of
the Holy See and of embassy on the
part of the People's Republic of
Poland," the Vatican said.
An apolostic nuncio is the
Vatican's equivalent of an
ambassador and his diplomatic
mission is known as a nunciature.
The restoration of relations,
broken off when the communists
took power in Poland in 1945,
climaxed months of intermittent
negotiations between Vatican and
Polish government delegations.
In Warsaw, Foreign Ministry
spokesman Stefan Staniszewski told
the Italian news agency ANSA that
Poland will soon name its
ambassador to the Holy See.
Staniszewski expressed "great
satisfaction" with the restoration of
relations and said it was "a
confirmation of a conclusion of the
process of normalization in relations
between the Vatican and Poland,"
which he said began 18 years ago.
He said the move was "very
important also for the general
situation in Poland."
Poland has maintained contact
with the Vatican for many years
through a special official in the
Polish Embassy in Rome. Close
relations also have been maintained
between the Vatican and Polish
But until recently the Vatican
position has been that full diplomatic
relations could be restored only if
there was a satisfactory agreement
covering church relations with the
state in overwhelmingly Catholic
With the return to legality of the
Solidarity labor union earlier this
year, and other moves toward
establishing political plurality in
Poland, the pope clearly decided the
moment to re-establish full relations
The pontiff was not in the Vatican
when the announcement was made.
Since Wednesday he has been on a
10-day Alpine vacation in the Aosta
Valley region of northwestern Italy.
included recordings of all the
Beethoven, Brahms and
Tschaikovsky symphonies four times
over, and Karajan accumulated vast
wealth. A dashing sportsman, he
owned three houses, several fast cars
and a 65-foot yacht.
Karajan once conducted 15 hours
of Wagner's Niebelungen Ring from
memory. He conducted in his own
esoteric style, giving the impression
of fluidity as he signaled instructions
to the orchestra in large sweeping
motions of the torso.
He considered every concert a
rehearsal for a recording. Every
festival he conducted was designed
for the record. The prestigious
Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper
once called him "the patriarch of
Aside from his musical prowess,
Karajan was truly distinguished by
his iron discipline, a hard-driving
style and keen insight into the music
Born the son of a surgeon in
Salzburg on April 5, 1908, Karajan
studied music at the University of
Vienna and began conducting in
Karajan first won American
acclaim in 1967 when he conducted
Wagner's "Die Walkure,"
"Lohengrin" and "Das Rheingold" at
New York's Metropolitan Opera.
He made his last U.S. conducting
appearance on Feb. 25 with the
Vienna Philharmonic-at Carnegie
Hall in a program featuring the
music of the Strauss family of
The conductor walked haltingly
onto the stage and swung his nearly
paralyzed legs up on the podium with
difficulty, and a specially rigged
backrest supported his frail body.
But, his arms and expressive hands
retained their mobility and he
conducted with his usual elan.
Deutsche Grammophon sold more
than five million sets of Karajan
conducting Beethoven and in 1975
the artist was featured on seven of
every 20 records the company sold.
In the 1980s, his business acumen
helped him build a multimillion-
dollar recording house, Telemondial,
which transferred most of his
recordings onto video compact discs,
a revolutionary technique that was
PROPA GANDA BOOK - Chinese at a Beijing bookstore look at a new
book, "Quelling Counterrevolutionary Rebellion," containing Chinese
leader Deng's speech, documents and interviews concerning official
versions of what happened in Tiananmen Square last month. The Chinese
government has now banned allforeignpublications in tourist hotels. (AP
French nab3IRA terrorists
PARIS (UPI) - Authorities
arrested three suspected Irish
Republican Army guerrillas during
the Bastille Day celebrations
attended last week by British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher and
President Bush, police sources said
The three, captured Friday by
intelligence officers near the West
German border, are suspected of
belonging to the IRA, which is
fighting to end British rule of
Northern Ireland, the sources said.
The were believed linked to recent
bombings of British army personnel
in West Germany, the sources said.
French television said the three
men, who police have not identified,
were carrying explosives, detonators
and false identification papers when
they were arrested. The report could
not be confirmed.
Under French law, they may be
held for four days without charges.
Interior Minister Pierre Joxe said
earlier Monday a number of terrorist
suspects were arrested during the
Bastille Day celebrations. He did not
identify them as members of the
"The national police specialists
made progress in the anti-terrorist
struggle thanks to some arrests that
proved interesting," the minister
The arrests were made "during
preventive operations accomplished
by the security services in the face of a
possible terrorist threat," Joxe said
at a news conference.
Security was tight during the
bicentennial celebrations and the
summit of the leading industrial
nations and police expressed
satisfaction with their protection for
33 heads of state visiting Paris for the
Bush left Paris early Monday
morning and arrived in The
Netherlands on the last leg of his
European tour. Thatcher returned to
The leaders of Italy, West
Germany and Japan also have left
Canadian Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney was to leave Paris
July 19, 1989 5
Cubans celebrate Christmas in July
HAVANA, Cuba (Reuter) -- It's
Christmas in Cuba as the entire
nation celebrates a revolutionary
version of the traditional Christian
holiday complete with three bearded
Kings replaced by three bearded
"In a way this is a kind of
Christmas season in July," a Cuban
official explained. "Naturally,
instead of a religious content it has a
The July holiday season comes
after the end of the Cuban sugar
harvest, the island's most important
economic crop. Sugar accounts for
80 percent of Cuba's export earnings.
"The traditional Christmas
holidays come at a very crucial point
in the sugar harvest. We found that
absenteeism skyrocketed and raw
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sugar production plummeted, so the
government switched the festivities
to July," the official said.
Instead of Christmas holidays,
every worker in Cuba will have a five-
day holiday in July and some will
even have a full week off.
Traditionally Cuban children
received their toys on the Day of the
Three Kings in early January. But
since the late sixties, the
overwhelming majority get their
presents on Childrens' Day,
celebrated this year on a scorching
"The three bearded Kings have
been replaced by three bearded
guerrilla fighters. And as for Santa,
he never paid us a visit because it was
just too hot for him in these parts,"
the official said jokingly.
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THIS IS.SANTA - Cuba's bearded leader, Fidel Castro, is the nearest thing,
THS IS CAl th ? Cubans headed lP Laerphot ro
"I think I was as engrossed in the
drug trafficking trial as much as
anybody, but for the next ten days
I'm just going to forget it all and have
a good time," Juan Soto, a
construction worker said as he
leaned against the railing and
watched his children riding ponies in
He was referring to the recent
scandal in which Gen. Arnaldo
Ochoa and other army and
intelligence officers were arrested
and charged with drug trafficking. It
ended last week with the execution of
Ochoa and four other officers and
the resignation of top officials of
Cuba's state security apparatus.
Soto said he was taking his annual
one-month vacation, the time
allotted to all Cuban workers,
professionals and government
employees no matter how long they
have been employed.
Not far away from the pony rides
in Lenin Park, Cuba's Minister of the
Armed Forces Raul Castro and his
wife, Vilma Espin, a member of the
Communist Party Politburo, were
mixing with hundreds of children at
"Che Guevara" Pioneer Palace.
The Pioneers (Los Pioneros) is a
organization in which all primary
school children are enrolled.
Its most distinctive emblem is a red
To the east of Havana, at the Jose
Marti Pioneer camp, some 4,000
children from the city played games
and swam in the ocean while their
parents went to nearby crowded
beaches for the day.
Children' Day to July 26 marks
Cuba's most important holiday
It was on July 26, 1953, that
Castro, then a 26-year-old lawyer,
led 150 followers including two
women in an attack on Cuba's
second biggest army barracks. His
aim was to spark a national uprising
that would bring down the Cuban
dictator, Fulgencio Batista.
The attack failed and Castro went
to jail. After his release, he initiated a
successful guerrilla war against the
dictator, which finally triumphed on
Jan. 1, 1959.
Children' Day is followed by the
annual carnivals in Cuba's biggest
cities, which take place several nights
a week and last until well after
The torrid tropical music of
dozens of bands will be heard as
ornate floats with scantily dressed
women ride by and tens of thousands
of Cubans dance in the streets to the
rhythm of bongo drums.
To make the festivities even
merrier the government has
temporarily lowered the price of
rum. Stands have been set up along
the streets where draft beer and food
The holiday season will culminate
with the annual speech of President
Fidel Castro on July 26.
His speech is expected to
dramatically change the festive tone
of these days as he speaks about the
recent scandal and the economic
problems the nation faces.
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Youthfulpolitician leading in Brazilian polls
SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuter) --
With his crusade against corruption,
presidential candidate Fernando
Collor de Mello has apparently
found a recipe for runaway success
with only four months to go in
Brazil's presidential election.
He has built up a huge lead in a
field of 11 main candidates,
according to opinion polls, and his
popularity is still rising.
Collor de Mello, 39, is a politician
who combines a right-wing political
track record with the rhetoric of
When he first topped the opinion
polls in April his rivals dismissed him
as a nine-day wonder.
But the former governor of
Alagoas, Brazil's second smallest
state, has gone from strength to
strength. The latest surveys showed
him with a huge lead.
A poll conducted by Gallup and
published by Isto E/Senhor
magazine Sunday gave him 44.6
percent of the vote, with his closest
rival, socialist Leonel Brizola,
enjoying just 12.2 percent.
A survey by Ibope published in the
newspaper O Globo gave him 41
percent and Brizola 12 percent.
The distinguishing mark of Collor
de Mello's campaign has been his
virulent attacks on government
In a speech in the southern city of
Porto Alegre Friday, Collor de
Mello said the government of
President Jose Sarney was
"compromised up to its neck with
The message he has been
delivering at rallies up and down the
country is that if elected he will jail
Pollsters say it is the message
voters want to hear. Gallup asked
Collor de Mello supporters why they
would give their votes to him.
Some 44 percent said it was
because he would put an end to
corruption. Only seven per cent cited
Brazil's economic crisis.
Despite Brazil's grim economic
situation, with inflation last year of
934 percent and a huge debt burden,
the economy is playing second fiddle
to corruption as an election issue.
The two issues are clearly linked.
Eminent foreign economists have
joined with Brazilians in citing
corruption as one of the country's
U.S. economist Rudiger
Dornbusch said in an interview
several months ago: "The (Brazilian)
government is drowning in
corruption and this needs to stop.
The government is spending money
as if it were a drunken sailor and this
needs to stop."
One of the main political talking
points in Brazil last week was the
departure of Sarney and a big official
party to take part, at public expense,
in the French Revolution
bicentennial in Paris, where Sarney
warned of violent upheaval in Latin
America unless the debt burden were
The Gallup survey said that Collor
de Mello's second most important
trump card, after his crusade against
corruption, was his youth and his
recent arrival in national politics.
Once one of Brazil's leading karate
experts, Collor de Mello exudes
youth and vigor in a country that
probably has the youngest electorate
in the world with more than half the
voters under 35.
Collor de Mello started the year as
a rank outsider in the election race.
Today political analysts say that
barring a major upset he looks set for
The leading candidate has made it
plain that he is no out- and-out hawk
on the crucial debt issue. He has
promised tough negotiations with
creditors but without confrontation.
But political analysts say a strong
mandate for Collor de Mello should
help Brazil take a firmer stance in
negotiations on its $112 billion debt,
the biggest in the Third World.
home to a
Isle of Youth
HAVANA, Reuter - A first
contingent of 12'5 Namibian
students left Sunday to take part
in the election campaign in their
country with a total of 1,500
expected to return home shortly,
Cuba's official newspaper
Granma reported Monday.
Before boarding the plane the
returning students and hundreds
of their classmates danced and
sang songs of the Southwest
Africa Peoples Organization.
The students attended a special
school for Namibians on the Isle
of Youth, to the south of the
Cuban mainland, that was
established in the mid-seventies.
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July 19, 1989
I financial news
Striking miners refuse to sign contract
ABINGDON, Va. (Reuter) - In
the lushly wooded mountains of
Virginia, the heart of American coal
country, a long, bitter drawn-out
strike has expanded to include one-
third of all the nation's mineworkers.
"This is a fight that's got to be won,
and they all want to be a part of it,"
said Jack Stump, president of
District 28 of the United Mine
Workers of America, which includes
all of Virginia.
The strike began in April when
1,600 members of the UMW walked
off thejob at the Pittston Coal Group
mines in Virginia and West Virginia
following a breakdown in contract
The Lebanon, Va.-based company
had asked the union to make a
number of concessions, including
allowing mandatory overtime and
consenting to pension and benefit
Michael Odom, Pittston's
president, said the company needed
the concessions to give it more
flexibility in running its business.
But the miners refused to take the
cuts and now say the strike has
become a last-ditch stand by the
"If we lose this one, then the rest of
the companies would all follow suit
(in asking for concessions)," said
Pete Kaufman, a UMW member
from Pennsylvania who has worked
as a miner for Rochester and
Pittsburgh Coal Co for 10 years.
"We're fighting for all of organized
labor," another picketer said.
The UMW has seen its
membership decline rapidly since
World War II. Today, there are
about 65,000 UMW members,
compared with 600,000 during the
1940s. UMW miners today control
only about 35 percent of U.S. coal
production compared with two-
thirds 20 years ago.
But Pittston officials deny they are
trying to break the union. The
company promised that the UMW
would remain the exclusive
bargaining agent for its miners under
its proposed contract, and pointed
out that its medical coverage for
retirees - one of the sorest points in
an industry where accidents are
relatively common - is more
generous than most industries.
The strike began to be a national
issue in mid-June when Pittston
announced negotiations had reached
an impasse. More than 44,000 miners
in 10 states began to stay off thejob in
wildcat sympathy strikes.
Many have not returned to work
since, despite no-strike contracts,
federal orders to return to work and
the possible loss of their jobs.
Last week, virtually every UMW
miner east of the Mississippi was
called off the job for a week-long
"memorial period," a legal work
stoppage authorized in the union's
contract to commemorate workers
killed in mining accidents.
UMW leaders said they called the
memorial as a cooling-off period in
the angry strike, but the miners say
they plan to strike until the Pittston
miners have a new contract.
The strikers shrug off charges that
they are acting in bad faith by
striking companies with whom they
have labor agreements, and discount
claims that the wildcat strikes are
costing the industry credibility
"Naturally the coal operators are
going to say that," Stump said. He
said any loss of foreign orders should
be blamed on Pittston's refusal to
sign the 1988 national mining
GAO sights increasing airport radar overloads
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Near
midair collisions involving
commercial airliners declined in
1988, but radar monitors at nearly
half of the nation's large airports are
overloaded by traffic,, two
government reports said Monday.
Los Angeles was the leading "hot
spot" of "serious" near midair
collisions, as defined by the Federal
Aviation Administration, for the
third straight year in 1988, closely
followed by San Francisco.
Of the total 712 near midair
collisions reported last year, 326
involved commercial carriers, of
which 231 were defined as serious.
This compared with 1,058 near
midair collisions in 1987, of which
489 involved commercial planes,
including 354 that were considered
The report by the General
Accounting Office showed that 1987
was the most dangerous of the 1986-
1988 period during which there was a
grand total of 2,610 near midair
collisions reported, 1,158 involving
commercial airliners and 834 deemed
The GAO report said that over the
three-year period, 57 of the incidents
deemed serious occurred in Los
Angeles and 29 each in San
Francisco, Chicago and New York.
In a companion report, the GAO
said the FAA "recently recognized"
that the computers at large airports
were being overloaded "when
aircraft position and identification
information began vanishing from
controller displays, aircraft data
flickered on displays and system
responses to controller changes or
updates to flight information were
The GAO said its survey found 27
of 62 radar approach control
facilities, or 47 percent, had
experienced the dissapearance of
aircraft information from the
controllers' screens. In one example,
during a late Friday rush hour, the
position, identity, altitude, speed
and direction of planes vanished
from all controllers' screens for 16
The GAO criticized the FAA for
not anticipating the shortage -
although the report said the FAA
was taking action to alleviate the
problem at some of the stations -and
warned that the situation will get
worse with the requirement that, as
of this month, 44,000 more general
aviation planes have to be tracked.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.,
chairman of the Senate Tran-
Subcommittee, said, "We've got
work to do to improve the margin of
safety in the skies.
"We know where the holes in the
system are. We know what
technology is needed. Now we need
to improve these systems as quickly
as we can."
The GAO, the congressional
watchdog agency, said, "The typical
near midair collision involved one
controlled (by radar) and one
uncontrolled aircraft; transpired
between May and October; and
happened most frequently in
California, Texas, Florida and
Arizona. The majority of near midair
collisions occurred in terminal
airspace at altitudes below 5,000
The agency said most near midair
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UPI) -
About 850 layoff notices were sent to
city workers, but the harbor master
in financially strapped Springfield
says he's not worried about a pink
slip since he doesn't have a salary,
nor does he have a harbor.
Michael J. DeFilippi has been
harbor master in landlocked-
Springfield for 29 years and has not
so much as received "a dime" for his
work. "I use my own boat; my own
money," said DeFilippi.
So why does Springfield, situated
on the Connecticut River, have a
harbor master if it has no harbor.
"I know, I know. I get that all the
time," DeFilippi said.
"There is no harbor. I'm in charge
of the Connecticut River "
collisions occur between one plane
on instruments and one operating
under visual flight rules when the
visibility is good and most do not
involve a violation of FAA rules or
Nor, said the GAO, do high levels
of traffic necessarily lead to a larger
number of near midair collisions.
"For instance, although the
Atlanta-Hartsfield is one of the
busiest airport hubs in the nation, no
more than four serious commercial
carrier NMACs (near midair
collisions) were reported in airspace
associated with that airport in any of
the three years."
The lack of financial compensa-
tion probably is the biggest reason
why DeFilippi and his assistant
harbor master, Jacqueline M.
Kelliher, still have their jobs.
Springfield Mayor Mary Hurley, like
all chief executives in Massachusetts,
has spent the past month figuring
who will be laid off to compensate for
the lack of funds in the state and city
Gov. Michael Dukakis last week
vetoed $200 million in aid that was
earmarked for Massachusetts' cities
and towns. In Springfield alone, the
fiscal crisis forced 850 layoffs, mostly
among teachers, firefighters and
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2 military news
B-2 Stealth bomber makes maiden flight
by Michael C. Tipping
PALMDALE, Calif. (UPI) - The
B-2 stealth bomber, the costliest
airplane ever built, took flight for the
first time Monday morning, soaring
gracefully into a clear desert sky and
an uncertain future.
The $530 million graphite-gray
bomber with a unique bat-wing
shape flew for two hours in long, lazy
circles after taking off into the sun at
6:36 a.m. from the runway of an Air
Force plant in the desert 60 miles
north of Los Angeles where it was
assembled in super-secrecy by
It completed its first test by
landing 25 miles away at Edwards
Air Force Base.
The B-2, with Northrop test pilot
Bruce J. Hinds and Air Force test
pilot Richard S. Couch at the
controls and its four engines roaring,
got off the ground on its second
attempt. A fuel system glitch scuttled
the first try at a maiden flight
About 200 reporters and
photographers and a handful of
invited guests stood in the dirt along
the runway to witness a new chapter
in aviation history.
"It was wonderful - very
impressive," said Patricia Hinds,
wife of Bruce Hinds. "We knew it
would be today."
Mrs. Hinds, standing in the desert
sands beside the runway with her
daughter and son, said her husband
had been relaxed and "ready to do
Couch's wife, Ann, with tears in
her eyes as she clutched her 12-year-
old daughter while the bomber lifted
off in front of them, called it "an
important day. We've waited a long
OSLO, Norway (UPI) - Norway
said Sunday night a Soviet nuclear-
powered attack submarine headed
home after it was seen billowing
smoke and under tow, but the
Soviets said it was only a military
exercise - not their third sub fire off
Norway since April.
The Soviet ambassador to Norway
was summoned to the Foreign
Ministry to explain what Norway
said was the third time in as many
months that the Soviets did not
immediately report a nuclear
submarine accident near Norway's
But Norwegian State Radio and
the domestic News Agency NTB said
Soviet spokesmen in Moscow
claimed the incident was an exercise,
and Soviet Ambassador Alexander
Teterin said he had not been
informed of an accident.
"We called in the ambassador not
because this was the most serious of
the incidents, but because it is the
third time that it has happened.
This is diplomatically the most
serious of the three incidents," said
Foreign Minister Thorvald
Norway's Defense Command said
one of its intelligence-gathering
vessels observed the nuclear-
powered Alpha-class attack
submarine, one of the fastest and
deepest-diving subs in the Soviet
navy, being towed about 70 miles off
Norway in international waters of
the Barents Sea.
Her husband, she said, left the
house at 1:45 a.m. acting like "it was
just another day." "But I've been
bouncing off the walls," she said.
Northrop spokesman Tony
Cantafio said he had "a lump in my
"There are lumps in a lot of
people's throats," he said. "That's a
sight we've been looking for for a
The B-2 was built largely of plastic
composites both designed to allow it
to slide undetected through enemy
It is designed to fly 10,000 miles
with up to 25 tons of nuclear or
conventional weapons but on its first
flight it carried a payload of
commemorative lapel pins to be
distributed to Northrop employees.
It went through its final
shakedown last Thursday, reaching a
speed of 130 mph and lifting its nose
wheels off the ground in high-speed
Brig. Gen. Richard Scofield,
director of the stealth program, said
the two high-speed taxi tests - low-
speed tests were conducted July 10
-were a success. The airplane went
through 122,000 hours of pre-flight
The price of the plane has
produced shock waves in
"I recognize the sticker shock,"
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said
last week, but argued that the $70
billion program for 132 bombers
priced at $530 million each will
consume a smaller percentage of the
defense budget than either the B-52
or the B-IB bombers.
The B-2 program has already
consumed $23 billion, with one plane
in the air, five more at various stages
Officials said the surfaced 265-
foot-long submarine was billowing
smoke, being towed by a tugboat and
"several" Soviet vessels were
Hours later, however, Norwegian
Defense spokesman Erik Senstad
said the sub "is making its way
normally on its main reactor."
The convoy was believed to be
heading for the Soviet Kola
peninsula, where at least six of the
Alpha-class subs are said to be based.
It was expected to arrive at its port
near Murmansk early Monday, local
It was unknown whether the sub
was carrying nuclear weapons.
of production and five more
approved and paid for.
House Armed Services Committee
member Bill Dickinson, R-Ala., said
the program's details were kept secret
for so long that when its cost was
declassified Congress was "aghast."
The Senate Armed Forces
Committee on Friday approved
President Bush's $305.5 billion
defense spending request for 1990,
but stipulated that,,no new money
could be spent on the B-2 until it
completes its first test flights.
The Air Force and Northrop
planned to have the B-2 take flight
the day after the Senate vote and the
bomber rolled out to the end of the
runway and revved its engines for
about 15 minutes Saturday before
taxiing slowly back to the hangar.
Air Force officials said "fuel
pressure readings for takeoff power
settings were reading too low," and
the flight was scrubbed as a safety
Capt. Jamie Scearse said Sunday,
"We've got our minor problem fixed"
and were ready to try again.
As the B-2 sat on the runway
Saturday, a single-engine Cessna
carrying a man and two children
violated the restricted airspace and
landed at the other end of the
runway. The pilot, Brian Green, 35,
of Porterville, Calif., was taken into
custody, booked for trespassing, and
Green told authorities he had
become lost while looking for
another airport 15 miles from
HITCHIN' A DIFFERENT RIDE -- Former President Ronald Reagan is
accompanied by wife Nancy, Secret Service agents anda helicopter crewman
to an awaiting chopper July 4 at Fort Huachuca after undergoing tests and
treatment for minor injuries suffered earlier in the day while horseback riding
in Mexico. (AP Laserphoto)
third Soviet sub accident
"The incident does not appear to
have been serious," Senstad said.
A Mike submarine sank in
international waters off northern
Norway April 7 with the loss of 42
On June 26, an Echo-II class
nuclear-powered and armed
submarine was discovered billowing
smoke 65 miles off Norway's western
coastline after a sealing ring burst,
causing the submarine's reactors to
be closed down.
On both occasions, Norway's
government complained bitterly to
the Soviet Union that Oslo had not
been immediately informed of the
Columbia prepares for launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI)
- The five-man crew of the shuttle
Columbia reviewed flight procedures
Monday while engineers worked
through a practice countdown in
preparation for blastoff next month
on a classified military mission.
The two-day dress-rehearsal
countdown, a traditional milestone
in shuttle launch processing, began at
8:30 a.m. It was scheduled to end
Tuesday morning with the simulated
ignition of Columbia's three main
The ship's crew - commander
Brewster Shaw, 44, co-pilot Richard
"Dick" Richards, 42, David
Leestma, 40, Mark Brown, 37, and
James Adamson, 43 - planned to
climb aboard the orbiter early
Tuesday for the final hours of the
Launch of the fifth post-
Challenger mission now is expected
the week of Aug. 7. As with all
military shuttle flights, the identity of
the payload is classified as is the
exact launch time and mission
Sources have said, however, that
launch is scheduled for a few minutes
before 8 a.m. and that Columbia's
payload is a high-tech recon-
naissance satellite. The shuttle also is
carrying a variety of smaller
"secondary" payloads, including at
least one mounted in the ship's cargo
Teterin told NTB he expected
more information on the incident
from Moscow by Monday morning,
at which point he would make a
However, he said he found "it
difficuk to believe" the Soviets would
not have advised Norway if the
accident was a serious one.
However, he rejected suggestions
that the incident was an exercise,
saying there appeared to have been a
fire on board.
Senstad would not comment on
why he believed there was a fire but
the vessel that detected the incident
-the intelligence-gathering Mariata
-is one of NATO's most advanced
"The Mariata observed the Alpha-
class vessel 70 miles east of the
Norwegian town of Vardoe in
international waters," Senstad said.
"We do not consider the situation to
Senstad said it was unclear
whether the sub, which can carry
eight nuclear or conventional
torpedoes as well as anti-submarine
SS-N-15 missiles, was carrying
He said the Alpha-class sub can
reach depths of 2,000 feet, displaces
3,700 tons of water and has a
titanium alloy hull.
The Alpha class of Soviet
submarines was the forerunner of the
experimental Mike-class, one of the
fastest of the Soviet nuclear subs.
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July 19, 1989
TOP OF THE CHARTS
1. Simply Red "If You Don't Know
Me By Now," (Elektra) Last Week:
2. Madonna "Express Yourself,"
(Sire/Warner) No. 6
3. Cyndi Lauper "I Drove All
Night" (Epic) No. 5
4. Maritka "Toy Soldiers," (Col-
umbia) No. 10
5. Tom Petty "I Won't Back
Down," (MCA) No. 11
6. Prince "Batdance," (Warner
Bros.) No. 8
7. Expose "What You Don't
Know," (Arista) No. 9
8. Dobbie Bros. "The Doctor,"
(Capitol) No. 12
9. Stevie Nicks "Rooms On Fire,"
(Modern/Atlantic) No. 13
10. Bon Jovi "Lay Your Hands On
Me," (Mercury/Polygram) No. 14
1. Soul II Soul "Keep On Movin',"
(Virgin) Last Week: No. 3
2. Diana Ross "Workin' Over-
time," (Motown) No. 2
3. Chuckii Booker "Turned
Away," (Atlantic) No. 11
4. Levert "Gotta Get The Money,"
(Atiantic) No. 5
5. Surface "Shower Me With Your
Love," (Columbia) No. 12
6. The Jacksons "Nothin (That
Compares 2 U)," (Epic) No. 13
7. Karyn White "Secret Rendezv-
ous," (Warner Bros.) No. 14
8. Jody Watley With Eric B.
Rakim "Friends," (MCA) No. 15
9. Kool Moe Dee "They Want The
Money," (Jive) No. 6
10. L.L. Cool J "I'm That Type Of
Guy," (Def Jam/Columbia) No. 10
1. George Strait "What's Going
On In Your World," (MCA) Last
Week: No. 2
2. Ronnie Milsap "Houston Solu-
tion," (RCA) No. 4
3. Conway Twitty "She's Got A
Single Thing In Mind," (MCA) No. 6
4. The McCarters "Up And
Gone," (Warner Bros.) No. 8
5. Dolly Parton "Why'd You
Come In Here Lookin' Like That,"
(Columbia/CBS) No. 5
6. Shenandoah "Sunday In The
South," (Columbia/CBS) No. 7
7. Patty Loveless "Timber I'm
Falling In Love," (MCA) No. 9
8. K.T. Oslin "This Woman,"
(RCA) No. 10
9. Keith Whitley "I Wonder Do
You Think Of Me," (RCA) No. 25
10. Randy Travis "Promises,"
(Warner Bros.) No. 30
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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A
small disagreement could arise with
a friend or mate over money mat-
ters, but otherwise your social
interests are highlighted this week.
This would be an excellent time to
throw a party. You may, however, be
a bit impressionable where romance
is concerned now.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Some business developments are
quite positive this week, but an
element of deception means you
should be guarded and somewhat
close-mouthed about your own
interests. In addition, you will
receive favorable legal news. Try not
to be cantankerous with relatives.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be
less critical of your mate this week.
This weekend you'll want to spend
some time by yourself to study a
new business proposition. Beware
of signals which may get crossed
this time regarding an upcoming
trip. Watch costs regarding travel.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
You're in a romantic mood this week
and should plan something special
for that very special someone in
your life. Enjoy yourself this week,
but do not let daydreaming interfere
with what needs to be done on the
homefront and on the job.
LEO (July 23 to August 22)
Beware of situations which may be a
bit fuzzy now about a career con-
cern. A fun invitation is coming your
way. A home matter is brought to a
successful conclusion when a family
member meets you halfway. Curb
credit use this week.
VIRGO (August 23 to September
22) Shopping is favored this week,
but be discriminating. You may feel
somewhat inhibited this week and
may have trouble expressing your
true feelings to a loved one. This is
the time, though, to take a chance
and express your creative talents.
LIBRA (September 23 to October
22) Good legal news looms in your
immediate future. Now is the time to
get out and socialize - don't be
inhibited on the social scene. Try not
to dwell on the past. You have a
strong desire to please others, but
remember to be true to yourself.
SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem-
ber 21) A good chat with a close
friend will help clarify some key
personal matters for you. Don't let
your imagination run away with you
this week. Beware, money loaned
out now may not ever be seen again.
Mental hobbies appeal now.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Creative pursuits are
highlighted this week. Evening
hours are a natural for romance.
Personal charm works for you and
added income comes through on the
job. Partnerships and compromise
are emphasized this week.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) Group activities are
favored this week. Meet with friends
who have similar outlooks. This
week you will get a lot accomplished
from behind the scenes. In addition,
you'll receive valuable support
regarding a career endeavor.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18) A new understanding
is reached this week with a co-
worker. You'll also get encouraging
news about a property matter this
week. A get-away luncheon may
have heavy romantic overtones now.
Benefits now come through friends.
PISCES (February 19 to March
20) This week a very unusual
financial opportunity may come
your way. Travel may be on the
horizon. Be less insistent on having
your own way. Avoid ideological
disputes with big-wigs on the job. A
major purchase is possible.
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Q. I simply adore Tom Hanks and his big hits, "Big" and
"Punchline." What's in store for Tom next? T.C., Cherry Hill, NJ.
A. The always-in-demand Mr. Hanks is in the just-released flick "Turner &
Hooch" co-starring Mare Winningham and Craig T. Nelson. Hanks portrays a
straight-laced, by-the-book detective who cannot tolerate sloppiness -
personal or professional. And as of this date, Tom is working on a flick titled
"Joe Versus the Volcano." The flick is directed by John Patrick Shanley
("Moonlighting") and boosts Lloyd Bridges and Meg Ryan as the co-stars.
Q.I always pictured Prince as a very independent type of person.
So why did he agree to do the movie music for the hit movie
"Batman?" It Just doesn't sound like something he would get involved
In. M.W.. Sanford. Fla.
A. Sources say, the "Purple Rain" Prince is having a cash flow problem.
Apparently, Prince has spent millions on his Paisley Park Studio in
Minneapolis, Minn., and on his last tour. Other expenses included artists for
whom Prince produced LP's that went virtually nowhere on the music
Q. Is it true that Cybil Shepherd is recording an album? E.P.,
A. Apparently Cybill was going to throw her hat into the musical arena
with CBS Records, but that project backfired. As of now, she does not have a
label ready to back her, but apparently there just might be some future deals
in the works.
Q. Could you please give me some background on "Batman" actor
Michael Keaton? B.S., Seattle, Wash.
A. Believe it or not, Mr. Keaton's real name is Michael Douglas. He was
born on September 5, 1951 in Corapolis, Pa., one of seven children. He
attended Kent State University as a speech major for two years before
dropping out. After that Michael moved to Pittsburgh and drove a cab, as
well as an ice-cream truck. Keaton moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s
and worked at Magic Mountain Park, pouring beer. While working at the
Comedy Store and the Second City Improv Workshop, he landed some
cameo roles on television - most notably "Maude."
His first movie role was Ron Howard's "Night Shift," which was a bomb.
Keaton's first big hit was his second film "Mr. Mom," in 1983, and the rest is
Hollywood history. Other films include: "Johnny Dangerously," "Touch and
Go," "Gung Ho," "The Squeeze," "Beetlejuice," "Clean and Sober," and "The
Keaton, who is divorced, has one son and lives in Los Angeles. His former
wife is actress Caroline McWilliams.
This week in 1848, Lucretia Mott
and Elizabeth Cady Stanton lead the
N.Y. Women's Rights Convention in
Seneca on July 19-20 ... In 1916, the
Rural Credits Act was passed on
July 17. Also, in 1917, a bomb
exploded in San Francisco, Calif. on
Preparedness Day killing 10 people.
Labor organizer Thomas J. Mooney
and Warren K. Billings were con-
victed but later pardoned in 1939 ...
In 1955, a summit meeting between
the United States, Great Britain,
France and the Soviet Union took
place in Geneva, Switzerland on July
18-23 ... In 1959, the world's first
atomic-powered merchant ship, N.S.
Savannah, was launched from the
shores of Camden, NJ.... In 1967, a
Piedmont Boeing 727 airliner and a
Cessna 310 collided over Hender-
sonville, N.C. killing 82 people ... In
1969, Ted Kennedy's controversial
Chappaquiddick incident occurred.
While driving a car with Mary Jo
Kopechne, Kennedy's vehicle
plunged off a bridge into eight feet
of water and Ms. Kopechne drowned
on July 18.
ï¿½ 1989 by King Features Synd.
EASY STRAIN - A mesh bag,
such as those onions come in, will
strain the skins from old paint.
CAKE TRICK - When making
a cake, if beaten sugar and oil stay
slushy or gritty, just add some egg
white to cream it.
TANGY FLAVOR - Pineapple
juice added to applesauce; lemon or
lime juice added to pineapple juice;
paprika spinkled on potato chips;
kelp powder sprinkled on corn chips
- all will perk up your taste buds.
COFFEE SENSE - Drip coffee
can be used in the percolator with
the same flavor as perked coffee.
LITTER SAVER - To save on
cat litter, just line the cat box with
layers of newspapers and some
paper towels on top. There will also
be no more litter grains on the floor.
QUICK APPLESAUCE - Cook
apples, five to seven minutes, cov-
ered. When cooled, put into food
processor. For chunky applesauce,
mash with potato masher.
by Charles King Cooper
July 19, 1989
by Judith Sheldon
"OIL" SPILL-OVER: Some read-
ers have taken me to task for not
being as enthusiastic a s they think I
should be over fish oils. Let me
explain why I'm cool about the
claims made for this substance:
The fish oil in the fish is recom-
mended by nutrition scientists, and
you certainly should include this
excellent food in your diet.
However, fish oils that are taken
a-s supplements have had no proven
benefits, and may even prove harm-
ful to some persons.
First, the high doses taken to
bring about the lowered triglyceride
levels can cause nausea, boating.
flatulence and diarrhea. As a result,
patients are put on lower dose
maintenance levels. When this hap-
pens, the previously impressive
results not only can't be sustained,
after a while, there appears to be a
gradual elevation of triglyceride
levels indicating that fish oil sup-
plementation therapy may be inef-
fective at best.
At worst, it may be harmful. An
article in "Diabetes Care" points out
that studies of fish oil supplements
taken by diabetics show a rise in
both blood sugar and LDLs (the bad
cholesterol - as opposed to HDLs,
the good cholesterol).
FACT SHEET: The smoke from a
single cigarette contains 100 times
more cyanide than the two grapes
from Chile impounded last spring by
by an Bide
CHEVROLET STEPSIDE 4x4
It's sassy, sleek, and Chevy's
answer to the stiff American com-
petition in the modern sport pick-up
class. It's the Chevrolet K1500
Stepside 4x4, the "in" vehicle for
Saturday night cruisin'.
Inside the full-sized K1500 was
definitely plush, with a soft cloth
bench that would prove a credit to
any car (though some door trim
pieces didn't appear sturdy). In
typical truck fashion you sit high
above the road; you also have a good
view on the optional full dash panel
of instruments. In this vehicle you sit
particularly high since the K1500 is
of the "jacked up" 4-wheel drive
type. One problem with its bench: it
doesn't have a back angle adjuster, a
serious omission. Storage-wise
there's a small area behind the seat
and a tiny glove box.
The K1500's cargo box is small in
size; this is, after all, more a truck for
cruisin' and off-road fun than haul-
ing heavy lumber ... though with the
right options you can make it
anything you want.
, . ., .. . .. .. .
The test vehicle was equipped
with the optional 210-HP fuel-
injected 5.7 liter V-8 ($755). The
engine provided good, smooth, quiet
power under all circumstances,
taking just 10.2 seconds to reach 60
from rest with its optional for $38
3.73 real axle. Fuel economy,
observed at 12 city and 13 highway,
is typical for the class though not
even close to its fantasy-land EPA
estimates. You simply can't expect
better on a vehicle like this.
Transmitting the engine's power
to the wheels was a smooth-shifting
5-speed transmission and clutch.
Most truck manual transmissions
shift poorly; this one was excellent.
A minor criticism: The shift lever is
gigantic; you have to see it to believe
it. It doesn't hurt anything, but looks
Even the transfer case, usually
crudely built, is good quality. Shift-
ing in and out of 4-wheel drive while
moving is easy, and gearing is
adequate for any situation. A trip to
a gravel pit showed this vehicle
climhb with tha hoct of them hilut
due to its ground clearance and
center of gravity, it's "tippy." Be
aware the 4-wheel drive system is a
on "off-road" type; it's not designed
for full-time use on dry pavement.
Unlike most trucks, the K1500's
ride on smooth pavement is usually
pleasant. Large bumps are taken
with little problem; small ones and
road irregularities such as frost
heave are the only times you'll feel
virtually undamped porpoisingg."
Even the K1500's standard
power-steering assisted handling is
good ... for a truck. Remember, it has
an extremely high center of gravity
and can't be judged like a car, but if
driven within limits you'll never
have a problem. Just remember -
particularly when trying to make a
U-turn on a street less than two
generous lanes wide - it isn't a car.
The K1500's tires were all-weather
Goodyear Wrangler off-road radials.
They're decent, but nowhere near
regular street tires in road grip.
Drive with this in mind, as brakes
and tires on pick-ups inherently
aren't as efficient as on cars. An
aside here: Chevy pick-ups come
In 1988, girls made up 35 percent
of the complement of high school
athletes. In 1972, the -number was
only seven percent.
Manual lawn mowers are back in
favor. They're less expensive than
the gas or electric models; they don't
break down as often; they're great
for exercising - pushing a manual
mower burns some 420-480 calories
an hour, the same amount as an hour
of tennis - and they don't pollute
Some 11,000 lives were saved
between 1983 and 1987 by the use of
seat belts. They reduce the risk of
dying in a crash 40 to 50 percent.
ALUMINUM AND ALZHEIM-
ER'S DISEASE: There's increasing
evidence that the aluminum found in
the brains of Alzheimer's Disease
patients may be there as an effect,
rather than as the cause of the
condition'. Apparently, the disease
causes the protective barrier of the
brain to weaken, allowing aluminum
This is similar to the explanation
for the presence of aluminum in the
brain tissue of those with various
brain disorders caused by lead
poisoning, head injury, alcohol
abuse, viral infections, etc. Again,
the aluminum is thought to accumu-
late in the tissue only after the nerve
cells are damaged.
"BEE" SENSIBLE: To help pre-
vent stings, don't wear brightly
colored clothes, floral prints,
sweetly scented perfumes, or use
scented soaps and lotions. The idea
is to avoid having the bee mistake
you for a flower.
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with a type of anti-lock brakes,
particularly important on these vehi-
cles due to load variance. It's not the
same device used on cars, but does
prevent rear brake lock in most
situations. It's far from perfect, but a
definite improvement over years
A word about trailer towing here:
make sure you order the right
optional package. People destroy
their vehicles by towing with the
wrong equipment or no equipment
at all ... then get angry at the
manufacturer. Towing puts a tre-
mendous strain on a vehicle ... even
if properly equipped. Beware the
The radio in the K1500 was GM's .
optional AM-FM unit with tape
player and graphic equalizer. It had
At long last, this flick has hit the
movie theaters. People have been
flocking to see it in droves. How-
ever, what they're seeing is probably
not what they were expecting. For
die-hard fans of the DC comic-book
hero, this is not the Batman they
know and love. For the Baby
Boomers who thrilled to the campy
antics of the TV Batman, this version
is literally unrecognizable.
What makes this Batman so
different? I think it is the Freudian
approach director Tim Burton and
good sound, but an aftermarket
supplier would be a better bet. You'll
The air conditioner was very
powerful and the heater equally so.
You'll never have a climate control
Overall, Chevrolet has produced a
generally civilized 4x4 truck. The
only area that really needs upgrad-
ing is quality control. Though few
rough edges were apparent, the
imports have a clear edge. At $16,863
as tested (remember, always buy an
extended warranty), it's in no way
cheap. You couldn't go wrong,
though, in purchasing one with less
equipment. The K1500 is:a pleasant
vehicle and should definitely be
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actor Michael Keaton took in
creating the character. This Bruce
Wayne is not an avenging angel. This
one is a very disturbed, dark, almost
psychotic man. He is possessed by
demons who torture his soul and
force him to take on the brooding,
humorless persona of Batman. Yes,
he is out to avenge the death of his
parents. However, it is not as simple
or clear-cut as all that. His motiva-
tion in donning his imposing bat
costume is multi-faceted.
The set designer, Anton Furst, is
an absolute genius. The city of
Gotham is stacked with elongated
skyscrapers and spires. There is no
sunlight. It's almost as if the deve-
lopers crammed so many structures
into one little area, they literally
blocked out the sun. The buildings
themselves sport gargoyles, Gothic
arches and Deco motifs. In such a
city, it's easy to see how people
could become dehumanized.
This, of course, is exactly what's
happened. Most of the police are
crooked. The commissioner (Pat
Hingle) is inept, and the city is being
run by gangster Gus Grissom (Jack
Palance) and his henchman Jack
Napier (Jack Nicholson).
Both Nicholson (the Joker) and
Keaton turn in superb performances.
They are perfect foils for one
another. Both delve into the psyches
of their characters with such accu-
racy and frightening realism that
they are truly masterful. The remain-
der of the cast, including Kim
Basinger, turn in good perfor-
mances as well, but the true stars
are Keaton and Nicholson.
I highly recommend this movie. I
do, however, have one major objec-
tion. Children will want to flock to
this movie, but it is not a movie they
should see. It is too violent, too
stark, and too darkly depressing for
them. It is so violent, in fact, I
believe it should have been-given an
Rated: PG-13. Star Rating: ***.
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Gas prices across the U.S.
In a survey of gasoline prices in May 1989, Honolulu averaged $1.37
per gallon, the highest in the U.S. The average price per gallon in
Manhattan was $0.97. the lowest in the survey.
GAS PRICES, BY SELECTED U.S. CITIES, MAY 1989
In dollars per gallon of self-serve
regular unleaded gasoline at
credit card rates:
Albuquerque :^.. ::. $1.13
Billings * $1.13
Chicago 0 $1.21
Cleveland 0 $109
Denver ï¿½ 0e 11
Honolulu $ $1.37
Houston . '
Los Angeles . $1 16
Manhattan " 0 97
Miami . . 1 06
Minneapolis ' .' $I1 19
Salt Lake City '$1 17
Seattle .. . S 09
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by Judith Sheldon
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July 19, 1989
Tekulve retires after 21 years
CINCINNATI (AP) - Cincinnati
Reds reliever Kent Tekulve, who has
pitched in more games as a relief
pitcher than anyone in big-league
baseball history, announced his
retirement Monday, effective
He had pitched Sunday for the
Reds and pitched in 1,050 games in
relief during his major league career.
Tekulve, 42, a right-hander who
ends a 21-year professional career,
said he is no longer able to do his job
effectively. He joined the Reds as a
free agent in February after having
pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies
the past three seasons.
"The time is right for this to
happen," Tekulve said. "I've enjoyed
the game my whole career and now
I'm not enjoying it any more. I'm not
able to do, physically, what I've been
to do for the last 15 years."
The Reds did not immediately fill
Tekulve's roster spot Monday. But
right-hander Ron Robinson,
scheduled to make his first start of
the season Monday night against
Philadelphia, needed to be added to
the roster in order to make his start.
Tekulve, 0-3 this season, was the
losing pitcher in Cincinnati's 6-3, 12-
inning loss Sunday to Montreal. He
pitched one inning Sunday, giving up
three earned runs, three hits, two
walks and a strikeout.
He compiled a 5.02 earned run
average this season with one save in
37 relief appearances.
Tekulve had an overall record of
94-90 with 184 saves in his 1,050
career games. He broke Hoyt
Wilhelm's previous record of 1,018
career relief appearances on April 17
this season and was closing in on
another of Wilhelm's records -1,070
total appearances as a pitcher.
"Basically, if I could break that
record pitching the way I've always
pitched in the past, with the same
standards, then it would have been an
accomplishment I would want,"
Tekulve said. "But I wanted to do it
the right way, storming through, not
muddle through just to set a record."
Tekulve broke in with the
Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1974
season, made it back up with the
Pirates in mid-1975 and has been in
the National League ever since,
switching to Philadelphia with a
trade early in 1985. Tekulve, known
for his underhanded delivery, helped
Pittsburgh to its 1979 world
championship by saving three games
in the World Series.
He said he appreciated the chance
to finish his career with the Reds
because he was born in Cincinnati,
reared in nearby Fairfield and
graduated from Hamilton Catholic
High School near Cincinnati.
Marge Schott, Reds owner and
president, praised Tekulve for his
decision to retire now, rather than
after this season.
"I admire his integrity and the type
of attitude shown here - not to just
hang on. He's a class act," Schott
As of July 18
V L Pet. OB
52 38 .578 -
46 46 .500 7
46 47 .495 7 1/2
43 45 .489 8
43 47 .478 9
42 50 .457 11
33 57 .367 19
W L Pet. GB
53 38 .582 -
54 39 .581 -
52 40 .565 1 1/2
49 42 .538 4
45 46 .495 8
44 48 .478 9 1/2
37 56 .398 18
W L Pet. GB
55 37 .598 -
53 40 .570 2 1/2
45 47 .489 10
45 48 .484 10 1/2
42 50 .457 13
38 54 .413 17
LeMond regains lead by 0:40
(AP) - Surrounded by his family,
Greg LeMond had a day off Monday
to rest and enjoy the mountains
before entering the final week as the
leader of the Tour de France.
LeMond regained the leader's
yellow jersey by 40 seconds on
Sunday. Now he has four more
mountain stages, a relatively flat leg
and a final time trial to negotiate by
next Sunday in order to win the race
for a second time.
"If it came down to who is the best
rider, I would have to say my chances
are good," LeMond said. "This last
week is going to be difficult. But if I
lose it, it won't be a catastrophe."
LeMond spent the off day in the Alps
with his wife and parents.
After winning the 1986 Tour de
France, he missed the event the past
two years because of various
misfortunes. He had gunshot wounds
in a hunting accident, an emergency
appendectomy and leg and shin
"Considering where I came from,
this is much more satisfying
because 1986 was a natural step and
this is something I could never have
asked for," LeMond said. "This is
like too good to be true."
He grabbed the lead of the 2,020-
mile cycling classic on July 6, lost it
on July 11, then regained it with an
impressive performance in Sunday's
mountain time trial to gain 47
seconds on his main rival; Laurent
Fignon of France, the 1983 and 1984
Fignon complained that LeMond
is not taking chances as the leader.
"One thing is sure," Fignon said. "I
am not going to pace LeMond like I
did in the Pyrenees."
"I've run the race quite well,"
LeMond said. "Probably not to his
(Fignon's) advantage and the way he
wanted. But it is not for me to pace
Anything goes in this race and I'll
do whatever I can to win." LeMond
and Fignon know that the next two
stages will be crucial.
"The two big stages come Tuesday
and Wednesday. In those two stages,
it will be decided," Fignon said.
"Whoever wears the yellow jersey on
l'Alpe d'Huez will be the overall
The stage to l'Alpe d'Huez on
Wednesday is highlighted by three
steep and difficult climbs, including
one going to 8,660 feet.
Tuesday's 16th leg goes from Gap
to Briancon for 108 miles.
"Tuesday's stage is not so difficult
as L'Alpe d'Huez," LeMond said.
"But it's dangerous because you have
the mountain and the descent to the
finish." After a climb to 7,743 feet,
the riders descend in the final 12 miles
to 4,478 feet.
In Sports Today ....
The Associated Press
CHICAGO WHITE SOX - Agreed to terms with Hart Lee Dykes,
pitcher, on a 1990 minor-league contract.
DETROIT TIGERS - Traded Billy Bean, outfielder-firstbaseman,to
the Los Angeles Dodgers for Steve Green, outfielder, and Domingo
Michel, first baseman-outfielder. Assigned Green to Lakeland of the
Florida State League, and Michel to Toledo of the International League.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS - Recalled Tom Filer, pitcher, from
Denver of the American Association. Optioned Jay Aldrich, pitcher, to
NEW YORK YANKEES - Activated Dave LaPoint, pitcher, from the
15-day disabled list. Sent Bob Davidson, pitcher, to Columbus of the
SEATTLE MARINERS - Optioned Bruce Fields, outfielder, to
Calgary of the Pacific Coast League. Recalled Mike Dunne, pitcher, from
CINCINNATI REDS - Announced the retirement of Kent Tekulve,
pitcher. Activated Ron Oester, second baseman, from the 15-day disabled
list and Ron Robinson, pitcher, from the 60-day disabled list. Placed Jose
Rijo, pitcher, on the 21-day disabled list.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS - Assigned Bill Bean to Albuquerque of
the Pacific Coast League.
NEW YORK METS - Sent Kevin Tapani, pitcher, to Tidewater of the
International League. Called up Wally Whitehurst, pitcher, from
National Football League
DETROIT LIONS - Signed Gary Lee, wide receiver-kick returned;
Bruce McNorton, defensive back, and Mike Utley, offensive lineman to
LOS ANGELES RAMS - Signed Vernon Kirk, tight end, and Marion
Knight, defensive tackle.
MIAMI DOLPHINS - Signed Fred Banks and Deval Glover, wide
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS - Signed Eric Lindstrom and Aaron
PITTSBURGH STEELERS - Announced the retirement of Gregg
21 Tropic Times
July 19, 1989
Dream of freedom will succeed, Bush says
LEIDEN, the Netherlands (UPI)
- President Bush, capping a trip
that opened in ancient capitals
shaking off the hold of the Kremlin,
declared Monday the dream of
freedom will succeed and "Europe
behind the wall willjoin its neighbors
in the West."
With his first trip to the economic
summit of the industrialized
democracies behind him, Bush said a
letter Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev sent to the participants in
the Paris meeting "is only the latest
example of the Soviets' moving in
"We must work together toward
the day when all of Europe - east
and west - is free of discord, free of
division," Bush said in an address at
The Pieterskerk, the centuries-old
cathedral in the ancient city of
Leiden where Pilgrims worshipped
before setting sail in the Mayflower
for the New World.
When Bush and his wife BFrbara
arrived in the Netherlands from
Paris, they were formally greeted by
Queen Beatrix, who was welcoming
the first American chief executive
ever to visit the small but longtime
Bush, who was to return to
Washington Tuesday afternoon, also
had tea with the queen and met with
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers. His
schedule for Monday ended with a
state dinner at Noordiende Palace.
The Leiden sidetrip was a colorful
and festive windup to the presidential
journey to Europe, with thousands
lining the way as Bush's limousine
made its way from The Hague to the
narrow cobblestone streets of the
The crowds held flags, signs and
banners, some supporting Bush and
others criticizing him on issues
ranging from abortion to aid to the
Inside the church, Bush was
briefed on his roots in Leiden - he is
reputedly related to Pilgrim leader
William Bradford - and he later
walked through an exhibit of Pilgrim
Bush also stopped in the heart of
town to visit the "sweat room" of the
CASTING ABOUT - President George Bush tries his hand at fishing on the
Kennebunk River, Kennebunkport, Maine, shortly before leaving on his
historic trip to Europe. He didn't catch any fish. (AP Laserphoto)
Koreans arrive for tall
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Korean
defense officials arrived Monday for
a three-day security conference
hoping to obtain a U.S. commitment
to maintain 43,000 American troops
in South Korea and co-production of
a U.S. jet fighter.
Before starting the talks, Adm.
William Crowe, chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, held a full
military honors ceremony at the
Pentagon early Monday for Gen.
Chung Ho Kuen of the South Korean
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
will welcome South Korean Defense
Minister Lee Sang Hoon on
Tuesday. A news conference is
scheduled to be held by Cheney and
Lee at the end of the talks
Although this is the 21st annual
University of Leiden, where students
traditionally awaited their final
grades and signed the walls if they
The president began his 10-day
journey last week in Warsaw,
Poland, where once-banned
Solidarity now shares power with the
Then, in Budapest, Hungary, Bush
paid tribute to the economic reforms
under way there.
As seed money, the president
promised to ask Congress for $100
million for Poland and $25 million
for Hungary to encourage political
reforms by generating economic
development along free-market lines.
Bush, who has declared his
determination to move "beyond
containment" in dealing with
Moscow and its Warsaw Pact allies,
told the crowd at the church,
"Freedom can never be extinguished
... even in the Europe behind the
"The dream of freedom for all
Europe has never died," he said.
"It's alive today - in Warsaw and
Gdansk, in Budapest and across the
At the Paris economic summit, the
other summit leaders agreed with
Bush that investment in Eastern
Europe is a worthwhile investment,
but no specific pledges emerged from
Gorbachev's letter hinted that the
Kremlin leader was interested in an
invitation to next year's summit, to
be held in the United States. The
summit leaders were cool to the
suggestion, with Bush calling the idea
"fascinating" but "premature" on
On Monday, Bush said, "The
Soviet Union has nothing to fear
from the reforms now unfolding in
some of the nations of Eastern
Europe. We support reform - in
Eastern Europe and in the USSR -
and we are seeing dramatic changes."
is to keep
U.S.-South Korean Security
Consultative Meeting, this year's
gathering has taken on special
meaning because of U.S. defense
budget cuts that could eventually
affect troop levels in Asia.
Several members of Congress have
introduced or are drafting bills to
require reductions of 10,000 or more
U.S. troops in South Korea by the
Injured MPs out without permission
(UPI) - Seven American military
policemen wounded in a bomb attack
while walking in the port city of La
Ceiba had left their quarters without
permission, a U.S. Embassy
spokesman said Friday.
Four of the injured were flown
Thursday night to Brooke Army
Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, for
In Washington, the Defense
Department said Friday three of the
men were in serious condition and
the fourth, Army Spec. Michael
Barge, 22, of Cincinnati, was in
critical but stable condition.
The three seriously injured were
identified as SSgt. Robert Nelson,
27, Ontario, Calif., PFC Terry
Posey, 19, Cutoff, La., and PFC
John Wollenfang, 26, Verona, Wis.
Witnesses reported an unidentified
assailant threw an explosive device at
nine soldiers as they walked down a
street in civilian clothes early
Thursday in the Caribbean port city
of La Ceiba, about 125 miles
northeast of the capital of
Tegucigalpa. Seven of the MPs were
wounded, four seriously, and two
were not hurt.
The Pentagon said the soldiers
were in La Ceiba to escort a U.S.
military convoy to Enrique Soto
Cano Air Base near Comayagua,
about 60 miles northwest of the
capital. They are permanently
assigned to the 549th Military Police
Co. at Fort Davis, Panama.
U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles
Barclay said the soldiers were
supposed to spend the night at
facilities under U.S.-Honduran
military control outside La Ceiba.
Instead, they went out on the town.
"My understanding is that they did
not have authorization to go out after
dark," Barclay said.
He said it appeared the men had
been confined to a certain area for
security reasons, but Barclay said he
had been unable to determine from
military officials if the men were
officially absent without leave.
"I don't think they were AWOL,"
Barclay also. discounted rumors
the men had been playing with a
grenade that exploded, saying his
information was "that an explosive
device was thrown at a' group of
soldiers by some unknown person."
Anne Sigmund, another U.S.
Embassy spokeswoman, said no one
has claimed responsibility for the
attack, and that U.S. and Honduran
military and police were
"Our time is a time of new hope
-the hope that all of Europe can
now know the freedom the.
Netherlands has known, that
America has known, that the West
has known," Bush said.
TOKYO) -- Japan Air Lines
said Tuesday it received a letter
signed "Supreme Command for
Death Squads," threatening to kill
two Japanese a month starting in
August because of Japan's alleged
economic cooperation with
China. The Japanese Foreign
Ministry said it was taking the
letter seriously and has asked the
Chinese government "to keep a
close watch to ensure the safety of
the Japanese in China."
China bans 60 books
BEIJING -- China, widening a
crackdown on publications in
response to pro-democracy
protests, has banned more than 60
categories of books and
periodicals which it said are
"pornographic, superstitious or
violent," Chinese news reports
said Tuesday. Authorities warned
those selling the banned
publications would be "severely
punished," the Beijing Evening
Uno faces hard fight
TOKYO -- A leader of Prime
Minister Sousuke Uno's ruling
party conceded Tuesday the party
is facing a "very tough fight" in
upcoming parliamentary elections
because of voter opposition to an
unpopular sales tax and declining
faith in politics.
About 43,000 Army and Air Force
troops are currently stationed in
South Korea, down from the peak of
510,000 during the height of the
Korean War in 1953.
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - A memorial service for
Sgt. James E. Artis will be held at
the Fort Clayton Chapel
Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Artis, who is assigned to
Company A, 154th Signal
Battalion, drowned Saturday
south of Barro Colorado Island in
According to USARSO
officials, Artis and friends were
returning from a fishing trip when
his hat flew off. While attempting
to retrieve his hat, Artis fell
overboard. Attempts to bring him
to the boat failed.
Soldiers from the 154th Signal
Battalion, 1/508th Infantry
(Airborne), 7th Engineer
Detachment (Divers), 3/7th
Special Forces Group, 1/228th
Aviation Battalion, 1097th
(Medium Boat) and PCC workers
formed the search parties.
The accident is under