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Aug. 23, 1989


OAS-sponsored talks in RP conclude


PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI) government in Panama, was to
-- Talks sponsored by the return to Washington Tuesday and
Organization of American States offer a final report Wednesday to
ended Monday without any representatives of the member
breakthrough in resolving Panama's countries of the OAS.
political crisis as opposition leaders "I insist that our position and that
blamed strongman Gen. Manuel of the government are completely
Antonio Noriega for impeding irreconcilable," former opposition
diplomatic efforts. presidential candidate Guillermo
"The principal obstacle to Endara told reporters earlier.
reconciling these proposals is the An adviser to Noriega, whom the
same obstacle that keeps the United States has been trying to
Panamanian people from choosing overthrow since early 1988, said the
between these proposals," said Panamanian government will
former opposition vice-presidential survive even if both sides fail to reach
candidate Ricardo Arias Calderon. any accord.
"That obstacle has been, is and will "If no agreement is reached, the
be the continuance of Gen. Noriega government will not fall apart,"
in power." Renato Pereira told reporters
The OAS negotiating team, unable outside the building where the OAS-
to break a stalemate on forging a new sponsored talks were held.

RP leaderfearspuppet
WASHINGTON (UPI) -- An political opponents.
opponent of Gen. Manuel Antonio "The opposition has tried to make
Noriega said Monday the the OAS focus on this situation," he
Panamanian military ruler is brutally said. "The OAS has pushed it aside.
repressing his foes and will install a "The OAS hasn't considered in a
puppet government in September proper way the human rights of
despite efforts by the Organization of Panamanians. There has been a
American States to negotiate his brutal repression. A large number of
removal from power. people are in prison."
Guillermo Quinjano, 50, a By law, a new president is to be
Panamanian senator and vice By l aw a n ew president is to be
president of the opposition party installed in. Panama on. Sept. 1.
president of t position party Quinjano, speaking at a forum
Molirena, said an OAS delegation organized by the National
now in Panama City has ignored Democratic Institute for Inter-
Noriega's campaign of beatings, national Affairs, said Noriega will
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PAO) - The cost of living in
government quarters for
Department of Defense civilians
will increase Sept. 15, according to
U.S. Southern Command
officials.
USSOUTHCOM and compo-
nent housing rental rates will
increase by 3.6 percent and utility
rates will increase by 10 percent.
The rate increase is tied to
Consumer Price Index figures
provided by the Bureau of Labor
Statistics. The utility increase is a
step closer to bringing costs in line
with current costs.


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"It is likely Noriega will place a
puppet government in Panama and
the U.S. government will maintain
all the sanctions of last year,"
Quinjano said. "The OAS has up to
this moment failed."
Quinjano, whose newspaper, La
Prensa, was closed by Noriega in
1987, said the military ruler has
virtually barred foreign news
reporters from Panama while he
rounds up and jails his opponents.
He called on the OAS to maintain a
permanent office in Panama to
report on what he called widespread
human rights violations -- now and
those he fears after Sept. 1.
"Panama is an occupied country
-by its own forces, not American
forces," Quinjano said. "We ask the
democratic countries of the world to
send representatives to Panama, to
help us find a peaceful solution to our
struggle for democracy in Panama.


The OAS team includes OAS
Secretary General Joao Clemente
Baena Soares of Brazil, Ecuadoran
Foreign Minister Diego Cordovez,
Trinidad-Tobago, Ambassador to
Venezuela Christopher Thomas, and
Guatemalan Deputy Foreign
Minister Ariel Rivera.
Romulo Escobar, who represented
Panamanian President Manuel Solis
Palma at the OAS-sponsored talks,
said he was not worried what the
OAS delegates reported to
Washington and reiterated his call
for self-determination.
"As I told the OAS negotiators, we
are not worried, and I hope we have
made it clear that Panama has the
right to resolve its problems without
intervention," Escobar said.
Arias Calderon also said he hopes

government,
The violation of human rights has
been constant."
Quinjano said it was speculative to
comment on the effect of relations
between Panama and the United
States should there be an American
military intervention to oust


that the OAS will respect the self-
determination of the Panamanian
people, but he determined that to
mean the ouster of Noriega.
"We hope that the OAS report will
speak the truth," he said. "We hope
that the foreign ministers ratify the
absolute need to respect the self-
determination of the Panamanian
people, and that they identify the
principal obstacle to self-
determination as General Noriega."
The opposition has called for
recognition of its victory in the May 7
elections that were annulled three
days later, a transfer of power to the
opposition on Sept. 1, and the
retirement of Noriega.
Under the Panamanian Con-
stitution, a new president must be
installed on Sept. 1.


repression
Noriega. But he said Washington,
through the Panama Canal Treaty,
has the right to defend the waterway.
"We cannot suggest a military
action. But the Panama Canal Treaty
gives an umbrella for many things to
he done in Panama." he said.


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WHERE'S OUR MOM? - Puppies born to Kelly, a golden retriever, are
held by Sandra Johansen, town council president in Hopkinton, N.J. A
caller told Johansen that Kelly, who was kidnapped last month, would be
returned when Johansen left the council. (AP Laserphoto)


Huey Newton killed
by United Press International
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Huey P.
Newton, a co-founder of the Black
Panther Party and a symbol of black
militancy in the 1960s, was found
dead on a street Tuesday morning
with three bullet holes in his head,
police said.
Estonians slam USSR
TALLINN, Estonia - Estonians
criticized Moscow Tuesday on the
eve of a mass protest to mark the 50th
anniversary of a Nazi-Soviet pact
they say cost the three Baltic
republics their sovereignty. In all, up
to a half-million Estonians, Latvians
and Lithuanians are expected to


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form a line Wednesday snaking 600
miles along a mail railway line.
Storm now hurricane
MIAMI -- Erin, the fifth tropical
storm of the season, was upgraded to
a hurricane Tuesday after a ship
passing through the storm in the mid-
Atlantic clocked its top winds at 75
mph, forecasters said.
'Mistake' sinks boat
LONDON -- Port investigators
blamed "a navigational mistake" for
the sinking of a crowded pleasure
boat during a cruise on the River
Thames and police considered
criminal charges in the weekend
accident that killed at least 25 people.
As many as 150 people at a birthday


party were plunged into the water
early Sunday when the barge split the
pleasure boat, sinking it in minutes.
Jet's takeoff aborted
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The pilot of
an Eastern Airlines jet aborted
takeoff Monday night at Port
Columbus Airport because of a
bomb threat telephoned to police.
Airport operations manager Steven
Baker said the DC-9 carried 61
passengers. No injuries were
reported.
Bush to view oil spill
- KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine --
President Bush may go to Alaska
next month to view ongoing efforts
to clean up the Exxon oil spill, a


White House official said Tuesday.
Iowa cause located?
WASHINGTON -- The Navy's
investigation into the explosion
aboard the USS Iowa that killed 47
sailors has found that the crew failed
to follow maintenance procedures
for preventing breakdowns in the
battleship gun turret that blew up,
The Washington Post reported
Tuesday.
Phone strike shrinks
A shrinking nationwide telephone
strike limped into its 17th day
Tuesday, with unionized employees
returning to work in California and
Nevada but staying away in 18 other
states and the District of Columbia.


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Entertainment executive, wife slain in home


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (UPI)
--An entertainment industry
executive and his wife were found


shot to death on a couch in the family
room of their mansion, police said
Monday.


BEST FOOT FORWARD - President Bush jogs in Washington park
Tuesday with reporters and a personal friend. The huge foot in the
foreground is part of the giant culture "The A wakening." (AP Laserphoto)


Joseph E. Menendez, 45, and his
wife, Mary Kitty Menendez, 44, were
found dead shortly before midnight
Sunday by their sons, Lyle, 21, and
Eric, 18, police Lt. Bob Curtis said.
Curtis said a motive for the slaying
had not been determined and no
arrests were made. Police refused to
disclose details of the slaying,
including what type of weapon may
have been used.
One of the Menendez's sons called
police at 11:47 p.m. Sunday. When
police arrived, they found the victims
dead on the family room couch. Both
had been shot repeatedly.
"Apparently there were no other
persons in the home when the crime
occurred," Curtis said, adding the
Mediterranean-style home had not
been ransacked. It was not
immediately clear how the assailants
entered the home.
Several people were questioned by
police but were released.
The Cuban-born Menendez was
chairman of the board and chief
executive officer of Los Angeles-
based LIVE Entertainment Inc.,
parent company of International
Video Entertainment Inc., which


President to unveil drug war package


KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine
(AP) - President Bush will propose
that the United States spend $7.5
billion to $8 billion to fight drugs but
is not prepared to send U.S. troops to
aid Colombia's battle against drug
lords, his chief of staff said Monday.
John Sununu, for the first time
putting a price tag on the president's
anti-drug blueprint, said it would
include more financial aid for other
nations in the international war on
drugs.
Bush will unveil his proposal in a
speech to the nation Sept. 5, the day


after he returns to Washington from
a nearly-three week vacation at the
family compound here, then will
send implementing legislation to
Congress.
As for the drug-fighting program,
Sununu said the primary thrust of
the president's plan will be
education. Also included will be
money for law enforcement efforts,
interdiction and rehabilitation.
The chief of staff declined to say
which federal programs the president
would cut to help finance his anti-
drug effort.


Sununu said Bush made most of
the final decisions on the package
Monday, sending orders back to
Budget Director Richard Darman
telling him where to siphon funds to
partially pay for the effort.
Sununu appeared to temper
Sunday's remark by Attorney
General Dick Thornburgh that the
United States should consider a
request, if one were made, by
Colombian President Virgilio Barco
Vargas for U.S. troops to aid in the
South American nation's battle
against drug bosses.


Gas bomb discharges in NAACP headquarters


ATLANTA (UPI) - A booby-
trapped package spewed noxious gas
at the Southeastern regional
headquarters of the NAACP
Monday, sending at least 12 people
to hospitals.
Earl Shinhoster, executive
director of the NAACP's regional
headquarters, said the incident
occurred about 12:30 p.m. when he
and his secretary opened the
package, a white hat box that had
been part the day's mail delivered an
hour earlier.
"My secretary and myself were
both working on either side of the
box," Shinhoster said. "We opened
it. We flipped the last piece of tape off
and we could see a sparkle come up
through the bottom of the box.
"There was some cylinder type of
device in the bottom where the
sparkles were coming from and there
was a rapid succession of pop, pop,"
he said. "Between those two pops,
smoke began to emit some kind of


gaseous substance."
Shinhoster said the yellow-colored
gas spread through the three-story
red brick building within two
minutes --irritating eyes, making
breathing difficult and forcing the
evacuation of everyone inside.
Although the gas had not been
identified, firefighters believe it was
tear gas, Adams said.
"I can't imagine why anyone
would do this," said the visibly
shaken Shinhoster. "I could not
imagine the evil that would propel
someone to take this kind of action."
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who
arrived minutes after hearing reports
of an accident at the NAACP offices,
called for a federal investigation.
"This office is a strong symbol of
the civil rights movement," Lewis
said. "Without looking at any of the
evidence, I would say it was racially
motivated."
The package contained a return
address as well as a name on it, he


said.
Al Adams, a U.S. Postal Service
inspector, said firefighters were
unsure whether the device was
intended to cause an explosion or
just to release smoke.
Investigators were examining the
container, which was still inside the
building.
Atlanta Police spokesman Kevin
losty said 12 people were sent to
various hospitals, including nearby
Grady Memorial Hospital.
"There were no injuries as a result
of fire or shrapnel," said Atlanta
Public Safety Department
spokesman Keith Williams. "We
think it's a tear gas canister. We don't
know the extent of the injuries."
Shinhoster and his secretary were
not taken to the hospital.
Firefighters said the majority of
injured apparently were patients,
including children and elderly
people, in doctor's offices also
located in the building.


distributes children's programming
and such films as "Rambo."
The company also owns
Stawberries Records, Tapes & CDs,
an 85-store chain on the East Coast,
and Lieberman Enterprises, a
Minneapolis video distribution and
production company.
"We heard the shots last night,"
said Avril Krom, who lives next door
to the Menendez family. "I thought it
was firecrackers. My son said, 'Call
the police,' and I said,'Don't be silly,
it's just firecrackers."
The victims' sons had been at the
movies, she said. "My daughter
heard the screams when they came
home," she said.
She described the Menendez
family as "vocal," but said none of
the Menendezes had introduced
themselves to neighbors after moving
in.
The Menendezes, according to
property records, moved in October
1988 from a $950,000 house in
Calabasas to their $4 million
mansion. The home had previously
been rented by rock star Elton John,
Prince, and members of the band U2.



Movie stunt

kills director

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (UPI) --
A spectacular movie stunt
involving a falling water tower
went awry Sunday, knocking over
a utility pole that killed the film
director.
Tonawanda police said Henry
"Toby" Halicki, 48, of Gardena,
Calif., was filming a stunt scene in
"Gone in 60 Seconds II,"a sequel
to his 1974 film in this community
north of Buffalo.
Halicki, a native of Dunkirk,
N.Y., died when the empty, 100-
foot water tower fell prematurely
at 5:50 p.m., knocking over the
utility pole, which landed on the
director, crushing him and killing
him instantly.
Police said the stunt was
supposed to appear as if the truck
smashed a string of cars into the
water tower, toppling it. The
tower actually was to be pulled
over by cables attached to two
bulldozers.
Workers had cut away one of
the tower's three support legs with
torches, and were weakening a
second when the tower toppled
without warning, police said.
The workers cutting the tower's
legs were able to scramble to
safety, but Halicki could not get
out of the way of the utility pole.
Halicki was pronounced dead
at Kenmore Mercy Hospital at
6:35 p.m.
It was not immediately known
whether the film crew would
continue with the movie.


Commander-in-Chief .............. Gen. Fred F. Woerner Assistant NCOIC ................ SFC Richard A. Czizik
Director, Public Affairs .......... Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff ...................... SSgt. Greg Markley
Executive Editor/NCOIC .......... SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Sgt. Monique Chere
Managing Editor ........................... Colin Hale Spec. Anthony Craft
AIC Randy Lawson
Composing Room .................... Rosemary Chong

he Tropic TimesCarolyn Coffey


This authorized unofficial command information publication
is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is
published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information
Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of
the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command.
Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view
of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S.
Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002,
Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.


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U.S. news



Carter back on worldstage aspeacemaker


ATLANTA (Reuter) -- Eight years
after leaving the White House,
Jimmy Carter is back on the world
stage, this time as an unofficial
diplomat and private peacemaker
seeking to resolve Third World
conflicts.
The former president's an-
nouncement last week that he will
host peace talks in- Atlanta next
month between Ethiopia's Marxist
government and the Eritrean
secessionist movement was the
boldest example yet of his success in a
new mission he created for himself.
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agreed to head a panel monitoring
the fairness of Nicaraguan elections
next Feb. 25 after he was invited to
do so by both President Daniel
"Ortega and the opposition.
His stature for such an
undertaking was strengthened in
May when he denounced as a fraud
the elections in Panama while acting
as an invited non-governmental
observer who had the tacit approval
of President Bush.
The Ethiopian talks, in which
Carter will act as mediator after three
Africa trips, are to clear the way for
between the government of President
Mengistu Haile Mariam and the
People's Liberation Front.
Their 28-year-old civil war and
famine have combined to cost more
than half a million lives in the past 15
years.
"One reason both sides would see
Carter as someone they can trust is
that he the president who gave the
most attention to Africa," said
Anthony Lake, policy planning
director in the State during the
Carter presidency.
"He was also given high marks by
Africans because he was the
strongest of all the presidents in
opposing apartheid in South Africa


and he was admired for appointing
Andrew Young as U.S. ambassador
to the United Nations," he told
Reuters. Young was the first black
U.S. ambassador to the world body.
Carter's known sympathy with the
plight of Africa and other less-
developed regions is a key factor in
his ability to win or hold the trust of
leaders in regional conflicts,
University of Georgia political
scientist Loch Johnson said.
Analysts also pointed to Carter's
role in bringing together late
President Anwar Sadat and Israeli
Minister Menachem Begin in the
Camp David peace accords.
From his base at the privately
funded Carter Center of Emory
University in Atlanta, the former
peanut farmer "born-again" Baptist
has found it possible to play a role in
world affairs with neither the powers
nor the restraints of a government.
By capitalizing on the residual
prestige of his former high office and
continuing Third World good will,
Carter has found a new niche as
private activist for causes dear to his
heart, including programs for
"conflict resolution" and fighting
hunger, disease, political oppression
and homelessness.


Failure to resolve the crisis of U.S.
hostages held in Iran and to pressure
Moscow to pull its troops out of
Afghanistan combined with a
distressed U.S. economy to help
Ronald Reagan deny Carter a second
term in the White House.
After this electoral defeat, Carter
quietly pressed on to create a role for
himself and raised the money to
establish his policy center, which
opened in late 1986.
As a former president, he receives
an annual government pension of
nearly $70,000.
Carter's relations with the Bush
administration are far warmer than
they were with Reagan's and a Bush
spokesman has said the ad-
ministration hopes the new
Ethiopian peace effort in Atlanta
succeeds. But the spokesman was
quick to add it was a strictly private
affair in which Washington was not
involved.
"It must be very difficult for a
former president to go from that
extraordinary attention and power
to being a private citizen," Lake said.
"A part of what he's doing now is
to look for action again. But the
other part is that he still wants to
make a difference."


Space probe's 'ears' will record Neptune fly-by


PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) --
Electronic ears aboard the Voyager 2
space probe, less than a week from its *
historic flyby of Neptune, have
picked up intense, naturally
occurring radio emissions from the
bluish planet, indicating a magnetic
field that could create spectacular
auroras, scientists said last week.
The radio emissions are produced
by electrically charged atomic
particles as they spiral around
magnetic field lines and smash into
the cloudy planet's frigid
atmosphere.
"The radio emissions are very
intense, very impulsive, and occur in
a limited range of frequencies," said
James Warwick, principal
investigator of Voyager 2's planetary
radio astronomy experiment.
Voyager 2, launched 12 years ago
Sunday on an unprecedented grand
tour of the outer solar system, will
sail 3,000 miles over Neptune's north
pole at 9 p.m. PDT Thursday,
whipping by the strange moon Triton
five hours later before heading out of
the solar system altogether.
As the 1-ton robot craft hurtles
toward its fourth and final planetary
encounter, its instruments have been
beaming back a steady stream of
priceless data about a planet so far
from Earth -- 2.7 billion miles -- that
it is little more than a featureless blob
in the most powerful ground-based
telescopes.
Voyager 2 already has discovered
four new moons, pushing Neptune's
total to six, and two partial ring arcs,
broad swaths of debris possibly left
over from the collision of two moons
in the distant past.
Scientists said that Voyager 2 "has
detected intense radio emissions
from Neptune indicating that the
planet has a magnetic field,"
according to a statement released by
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in
Pasadena.
"The discovery ... greatly increases
the likelihood the spacecraft will find
a wide range of interesting


phenomena related to a magnetic
field, such as aurora and possible
radiation-darkened ring arcs and
moons," the statement said.
While the radio emissions were
confirmed last week, Warwick said a
review of earlier data showed such
emissions were first detected Aug.
14.
He said the emissions are polarized
--the crests and troughs of the radio
waves are oriented in a specific way
-"so we know we're dealing with a
magnetic field. The source is not
lightning. It is related to energetic
particles interacting in a magnetic
field."


Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn
and Uranus have magnetic fields
while Venus and Mars do not.
Just as a common bar magnet
exhibits a force field between its
north and south poles, a planetary
magnetic field can be thought of as a
girdle of magnetic field lines that
surround a planet, arcing from pole
to pole.
Such magnetic fields are thought
to be generated by fluid motion in a
planet's core; in Earth's case, the
motion of molten iron.
The spectacular aurora visible
from extreme northern and southern
latitudes on Earth are created by


electrically charged particles
following magnetic field lines as they
flash into the atmosphere where they
interact with other particles. Such
"northern lights" may be present on
Neptune as Voyager races past late
this week.
Warwick said that while the
Neptunian radio emissions were
confirmed last. week, Voyager 2's
radio instrumentactually picked up
the planetary noise as early as Aug.
14.
Preliminary analysis indicates
.Neptune's magnetic field is about as
intense as the fields of Earth and
Uranus.


Couple survives whales, sharksfor 66 days


MIAMI (UPI) -- A Miami couple
said they fended off shark attacks
and caught fish by hand as they
drifted aimlessly in a life raft for 66
days after a group of whales sank
their boat in the Pacific Ocean.
William Butler, 60, and his wife,
Simone Butler, 52, were picked up
Saturday by the Costa Rican coast
guard and taken to a hospital in the
coastal city of Golfito. The Butlers
lost about 50 pounds each during the
ordeal and were recovering from
first-degree burns at Golfito
Hospital, The Miami Herald
reported Monday.
"I forced myself to eat almost two
pounds of raw fish a day, and I forced
my wife to eat it too," William Butler
said in a telephone interview from his
hospital bed.
Dr. Carlos Vargas in Golfito
Hospital said the couple will remain
hospitalized for at least four more
days.
"They are very skinny, but their
general condition is good," Vargas
said.
The Butlers left Matheson
Hammock Park Marina in Miami
April 14 aboard their 38-foot boat
Siboney. They planned to sail
around the world.


The Siboney was recorded
crossing the Panama Canal on May
23. On June 15, about 1,200 miles
southwest of Costa Rica, dozens of
whales attacked the boat, the couple
said.
"They started bashing the boat
around until they finally holed the
fiberglass. We heard the water
coming in, sent a mayday, loaded the
life raft and in 15 minutes the boat
sank," William Butler said.
As the vessel was going down, the
Butlers grabbed fishing hooks and a
purifier to convert salt water to
drinking water, and got into a rubber
life boat, the couple said.
They had no bait, but caught fish
with the hook, they said.
"When a turtle came by, I pulled
him out of the water and cut his
throat. That started our food chain,"
William Butler said.
He used the remains of a
triggerfish he caught to attract other
fish, but three to four weeks ago he
lost the hook. From then on, he said,
he dangled bait over the side of the
raft with one hand and grabbed the
fish that came by with the other.
"I don't even recognize myself," he
said, having dropped to about 128


pounds.
The Autlers survived shark attacks
by sealing punctures in the raft with a
repair kit.
Their son, Joe Butler of Miami,
said William Butler learned to sail as
a boy in Havana and had prepared
for the round-the-world voyage for
three years.
"It's something he had wanted to
do all his life and was finally in a
position to do it," Joe Butler said.
"That boat was like a member of the
family," he said.
William Butler said that, while
floating, aimlessly, they spotted
nearly 40 ships but couldn't flag any
down.
"No one saw us, and we fired our
last flare the night before (the
rescue), but the freighter we saw
shined lights at us but never saw us."
On Saturday, a coast guard ship
on a routine fisheries patrol about 30
miles off the coast spotted the raft
and rescued the Butlers.
William Butler said they never
gave up hope.
"We discovered once again the
power of God and prayer. That's the
only thing that really saved us," he
said.







' Tropic Times
Aug. 23, 1989


hemisphere


Medellin Cartel

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - "Colombians are
Colombia's Medellin Cartel has They are in key pos
blended savage terror tactics with is no doubt that th
high-technology business expertise Medellin move mol
to build an illegal cocaine empire United States than
whose profits dwarf those of most a U.S. anti-drug of
multi-national corporations. A rival organize
The organization's ruthless use of Colombian city of
terror to intimidate its opponents has Law enforcement
been thrown into sharp focus this shuns the brutality
week with the assassination in hallmark of Medel
Colombia of a leading politician, a Its organization
supreme court judge and the police to international na
chief of the city of Medellin. topped by three mi
All three killings were blamed on modest beginnir
cocaine lords based in Medellin. billionaires: Pab
Judged the world's most Jorge Luis Ocho:
dangerous criminal organization by Rodriguez Gacha,
many law enforcement officials, the The original fo'
cartel dominates a business which by cartel, Carlos Lehd
one recent estimate directly employs sentence in Flor
some 600,000 people, from peasant arrested in Colonm
farmers in South America to banking 1987 and extradite
experts in the U.S and Europe. States.
According to this estimate, by the In less than a
New York-based North. American mid-1970s, the fou:
Congress on Latin America, the cocaine traffic fr
trade employs around 450,000 haphazard busi
farmers who grow coca, the raw shipments of no I
material for cocaine, 150,000 who dozen kilos at a til
turn coca leaves into paste, 15,000 that exports cocain
who transport leaves or paste, 2,500 By 1984, the
who refine paste into cocaine leaders had grow
powder, and'1,000 involved in the powerful that they
export-import end. attorney-general,
Most of the world's coca is grown Gomez, a letter offi
in Peru and Bolivia but Colombians annual profits o
dominate the most lucrative links in exchange for a 'gen
the cocaine chain: refining and Two months bef
export. discovery of the

Colombian police

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- extradition of tr:
Police and military authorities United States.
rounded up nearly 4,000 people in a He had survived ]
nationwide manhunt for drug on his life. Po
traffickers blamed for killing traffickers had offi
presidential candidate Luis Carlos his death.
Galan, officials said Sunday. According to pre
The crackdown was part of a Escobar Gaviria,
major anti-drug program announced Medellin drug carte
Saturday by Colombian president supplies most of ti
.Virgilio Barco. It included and Europe with co
extradition of proven drug Panama earlier
traffickers to the United States and ordering a series of
the seizure of property owned by Galan's.
drug cartels in Colombia. About 50,00(
In Washington, Attorney General gathered for G
Dick Thornburgh expressed support procession, wavin
Sunday for sending U.S. troops to and singing the na
Colombia to help fight drug lords, the flag-draped cc
"I think we have to look at any - �
request that we get for either law Jam a11c
enforcement or military assistance
seriously," he said on NBC's "Meet NEW YORK (U
the Press" program. Prime Minister
Colombian police and military warned last week
personnel said they arrested 3,883 have formed "al
people during the weekend in criminal conspiracy
connection with the killing of Galan world has never see
by seven men with submachine guns United Nations to
as he prepared to address a campaign . battle the scourge.
crowd outside Bogota on Friday Manley outlined
night. international there;
It was not known if the suspects in drug traffickers a
Galan's slaying were among those program for theci
arrested. lateral anti-drug st
Officials also said the weekend he said has bee
manhunt had netted 260 guns and Cong re ss and
522 vehicles, apparently the property organization of Car
of drug traffickers or hired thugs. "Our analysis of
However, they said no cartel leaders that we are de
had been located. Formal charges international crimin
have not been.made, police said. * a scale that the wor
Galan, 46, was a leading candidate in its history," M&
'to represent the country's Liberal National Associ;
Party in presidential elections next Journalists convent
year. He had antagonized the What were onc
powerful drug cartels by backing operations around


high-tech,

Sthe driving force, complex of cocaine
sitions. And there provided evidence
e traffickers from incomes were no
re cocaine into the jungle laboratories
anyone else," said 1,000 people and
ficial. than three tons of
ition based in the I Despite such s
Cali ranks second. arrest of Lehder, I
officials say it industrial scale has
that has become a Earlier this year,
lin. seized 25 laboratory
l chart, according of turning out betw
rcotics experts, is tons a week. Th
en who rose from chemicals stored in
ngs to become tanks which wei
lo Escobar, 39, supplied by tanker
a, 39, and Jose Their vast wea
41. Escobar and assoc
urth man of the talent in fields
er, is serving a life international ban
ida after being genetical engir
ibia in February technology, high-sl
ed to the United tions, agriculture a
"They are extreme
decade, from the they are using th
r transformed the equipment, include
'om a relatively communication eq
ness involving talking aboul
more than a few commercial satell
ne to an industry things," DEA oper;
ie by the ton. Westrate told a S
Medellin cartel's recently.
n so rich and so Iii Medellin, sou
handed the then the traffic say the
,Carlos Jimenez program that is us
ring to repatriate police and custom:
f $2 billion in allows dispatch
eral amnesty. cocaine- laden airc
*ore the offer, the to avoid landing oq
world's biggest In mid-August, a


multi-national


Laboratories had
that billion-dollar
idle boast. The
Employed some
produced more
cocaine a month.
eizures and the
production on an
continued.
Colombian police
ies with a capacity
'een five and eight
e. complex used
ten 15,000-gallon
re regularly re-
trucks.
lth has allowed
eiates to hire top
That include
king, chemistry,
leering, radar
peed communica-
nd computers.
aely sophisticated;
ie best technical
ing voice privacy
uipment, they are
t purchasing
ite time to do
nations chief David
Senate committee

rces familiar with
re is a computer
ing input on U.S.
s movements and
ers to divert
:raft in mid-flight
n "hot" airstrips.
convicted former


smuggler who worked for Escobar
for five years told a Senate hearing
that the cartel monitored the
communications channels of the U.S.
coast guard, customs and the DEA
24 hours a day.
The cartel owes much of its rise
from small-time business to
international conglomerate to
Lehder, who pioneered the use of
small cargo aircraft and boats which
replaced the "mules" of the 1970s,
according to experts.
Mules are couriers who carry
cocaine on their bodies or in false-
bottomed suitcases.
Escobar, who rose through the
ranks and is familiar with every phase
in cocaine production, is said to be
the overall strategy planner and
Rodriguez Gacha has a reputation as
chief of the-enforcement section.
The cartel's brutality against
Colombians it could not bribe or
intimidate has led to a gradual shift in
public perceptions which, Latin
American experts say, could prove
more damaging to its criminal
enterprise than police raids.'
Escobar, who served as an
alternate member of parliament for
several years, long cultivated an
image as a champion of the'poor. He
built a low-cost housing project in
Medellin and a public zoo-nearby.
But Colombians say his Robin
Hood image - and that of others -
has faded with each assassination of a
judge or public, official laid on the
cartel.


Search for candidate's killer


affickers to the

previous attempts
lice said drug
ered $500,000 for
;ss reports, Pablo
the head of the
el that reportedly
he United States
)caine, traveled to
this week after
killings, including

) Colombians
alan's funeral
g handkerchiefs
tional anthem as
iffin was carried


from the capital building to the
national cathedral.
At the cemetery, as the coffin was
lowered, thousands of Colombians
chanted, "Galan is still here!"
In a message to the Colombian
people published in the Vatican
newspaper L'Osservatore Romano,
Pope John Paul II expressed "pain"
over the assassination and called for
an end to the drug scourge.
He said he was praying that "the
authors of this unjustifiable crime, as
well as other similar actions,
definitely cease these unexplainable
abhorrent acts, which have caused
and continue to cause so much blood
and tears to many families of
Colombia and all the world."


Earlier in the week, assassins killed
a Supreme Court judge and the
commander of a provincial police
department.
The drug cartels announced
Saturday they would step up violence
in a bid to force the government to
negotiate with them, although they
have never publicly stated their
demands in detail.
In a communique released to radio
stations, the cartels said "now the
fight is with blood" and vowed to
oppose any government moves to
bring them to justice.
The statement was signed "The
Extraditables," a reference to those
drug leaders wanted in the United
States.


I's Manley warns of drug cartel powers


JPI) -- Jamaican
Michael Manley
that drug cartels
n international
y on a scale the
en" and urged the
adopt his plan to

the scope of the
at presented by
and detailed his
creation of a multi-
rike force, which
n endorsed by
a regional
ribbean states.
f this situation is
aling with an'
nal conspiracy on
Id has never seen
anley said at the
ition of Black
tion.
e separate drug
i the world --


trafficking in heroin in Turkey and
Southeast Asia, cocaine in Latin
America and marijuana in places like
Jamaica -- are now integrated,
Manley said.
"What has happened is the
cartelization of that criminal
structure," he said.
Manley told reporters that drug
cartels have reached a level of
sophistication comparable to
multinational corporations and have
adopted similar techniques.
He outlined his international
program, under which the United
Nations would be the focal point of a
wide-ranging effort that would
include an anti-drug strike force
under U.N. auspices as well as an
intelligence clearinghouse and
training center for drug agents.
The program would also include a
clearinghouse for information on
drug education for countries that are
interested in starting such programs


but do not have the kinow-how or
resources, and funds for crop
substituion in drug-producing
nations, Manley said.
Manley said Jamaica would
introduce a resolution on the
program to the United Nations in
November.







Tropic Times
Aug. 23, 1989


hemisphere


RP question: What


PANAMA CITY, Panama
(Reuter) -- Panama's political crisis
reaches a crucial milestone Sept. 1,
when the constitution calls for a
change of government, and that
could result in more U.S. sanctions
and greater international isolation.
Since general elections were
annulled in May, a question on
everybody's mind is what will happen
Sept. 1,
With only days to go, talks
between the government, the armed
forces and the opposition to find a
solution remain deadlocked.
"We are aware that we are working
against the clock," Carlos Duque,
president of the ruling Democratic
Revolutionary Party, said Friday.
U.S. officials say that if
Panamanian military strongman
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega
remains in power, it would be a signal
for the United States to step up
pressure.
"I would expect to see a hardening
of our position and that we would
encourage our friends to see things
the way we do," one U.S. official
said.
He indicated the pressure could
take the form of tougher sanctions
against Panama -- the target of U.S.
economic sanctions since Noriega
was indicted on drug-trafficking
charges in February 1988.
U.S. forces in Panama have also


stepped up military exercises since
May in what is widely seen as an
attempt to increase pressure on
Noriega.
The government and opposition
remain far apart in the talks,
mediated by a four-man Organ-
ization of American States mission
headed by Secretary-General Joao
Baena Soares.
The government is proposing a
national unity government and new
elections while the opposition
demands the departure of Noriega
and recognition of what it says was
its victory in the May elections.
The opposition has proposed a
referendum so that Panamanians can
choose between the two proposals,
but that has been rejected by the
government.
The OAS's mediation attempt
ends Wednesday, when the group's
foreign ministers meet in
Washington to consider the mission's
report on the Panamanian crisis.
If the talks produce no accord by
Sept. 1, the government has
indicated it will impose its own
solution although it is keeping
everyone guessing what that will be.
Diplomats say it is likely to involve
a change in the form of government
with Noriega maintaining firm
control of effective power.
Most political analysts expect
acting President Manuel Solis Palma
to step down.


's going to

Government and military officials
have mentioned several options to
take over the running of the country,
including a military or civilian junta
or a constituent assembly.
Opposition leaders say any
government apart from an elected
one would be unconstitutional.
The opposition has made it clear it
hopes for strong action from the
OAS this week and support for its
call for Noriega's departure.
"If the OAS takes a firm and clear
position, I believe we can hope for a
democratic transfer of power,"
opposition leader Ricardo Arias


happen?

Calderon said.
But if the OAS did not take firm
action, "it will help Noriega in his
objective which is to remain in power
and to impose a more repressive
formula than he has imposed in the
past," he said.
Juan Materno Vasquez, a former
government and justice minister who
is critical of the present government,
said that any government set up
without electoral backing would be
"an imposed government, a
government of a coup d'etat."
He said he doubted any other
government would recognize it.


Canal could lose skilledPanamanian workers


-rKfc T---FPanama Canal could
suffer an exodus of skilled workers


unless mne ranamaman-government
reassured them it could run the canal
smoothly when it took control from


U.S. should give up canal early,

undercut Noriega, Garcia advises


NEW YORK, Reuter -Peruvian
President Alan Garcia says
Washington should relinquish
control over the Panama Canal
ahead of schedule if it wants to force
strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega
out of power and help create a
democratic government in Panama.
"The U.S. has only one strategic
weapon left. It is to deprive General
Noriega of the argument that he is
defending the canal," Garcia said in
an opinion column in Sunday's
editions of The New York Times.
Washington has sought, through
economic sanctions and diplomatic
pressures, to force Noriega's ouster
as Panama's military chief and de
facto ruler ever since his indictment
on U.S. drug and racketeering
charges in February 1988.
In recent weeks, U.S. troops have
added to the war of nerves by
stepping up maneuvers in Panama in
an apparent attempt to intimidate
Noriega and the 15,000-man military
he commands.
Garcia said all the U.S. efforts
have failed and called the U.S.
maneuvers "a wrong-headed policy
of military muscle-flexing which
Latin America has considered an
unnecessary threat."
Noriega, who denies any
wrongdoing, has repeatedly depicted
himself as a victim of U.S. aggression
aimed at maintaining Washington's
control over the Panama Canal
beyond the year 2000, when the


waterway is to pass to Panama under
terms of the 1977 canal treaties.
"Unfortunately," Garcia said of
Noriega's public relations strategy,
"it has become an argument for a
dictator to stay in power."
To counter it, he says, the United
States has only one sensible option
left: move up the date for handover
of the canal from Dec. 31, 1999, to
sometime about five years earlier,
but insist that the waterway can only
be handed over "to a freely elected
government of Panama."
"By reducing the term for
returning the canal to five years, the
U.S. would pull the rug out from
under him (Noriega) while
strengthening the democratic
opposition," Garcia said.
"What is the importance for the
U.S. of having the canal four or five
years longer if it will be handed over
to Panama anyway ... How
important are a few years, when
compared to ending a dictatorship
on the continent," he said.
Garcia said "reliable sources in the
Panamanian government" told him
that "the vast majority voted for the
opposition to General Noriega" in
Panama's general elections last May.
There was an international outcry
when Noriega annulled the elections.
"Nevertheless," Garcia warned,
"people are getting accustomed to
the present situation" in which the
deeply entrenched Noriega is
outwitting all efforts to oust him.
"Once again, time is on his side,"
Garcia said.


the year 2000, a senior canal official
said.
Deputy Canal Administrator
Fernando Manfredo, a Panamanian,
said he expected concern among
canal employees to grow as the date
approached for the waterway to be
handed over from U.S. to
Panamanian control on Dec. 31,
1999.
Panama and the United States
signed a treaty in 1977 gradually
transferring control of the canal.
"The great task is to try to keep
Panamanian workers at their posts,"
Manfredo said in an interview.
"The employees will have to have
assurances that the canal will
continue to be managed with the
same level of professionalism, the
same high ethical norms, that the
system of merit for workers will
continue and that the canal will be
depoliticized," he said.
"If the Panamanian government is
not capable of projecting these
assurances to the work force, the
most likely thing is that we will see a
great exodus of highly qualified
Panamanian workers who can find
well-paid work anywhere."
Manfredo, who is due to step
down at the end of this year after 10
years as deputy administrator, said
he was concerned that some
Panamanian workers had already
taken early retirement and moved to
the United States.
Panamanians make up 87 percent
of the canal's 7,500 workers.
The canal marked its 75th
anniversary last week at a time of
political crisis in Panama, financial
austerity and growing competition
from other forms of transport.
The canal has been caught up in
the feud between the United States
and Panamanian strongman Gen.
Manuel Antonio Noriega, with


Washington refusing to hand over
canal tolls to the Noriega-backed
government.
Use of the canal has declined this
year, with cargo transported falling
by nearly five percent.
Manfredo said outside consultants
had predicted canal volumes would
recover next year and then grow by
between 1.5 and two percent a year
until 2010, lower than the projected
growth in world trade.
He said the canal faced
competition from very big coal ships
too large to transit the canal and
from the transport of containers by
rail across the United States.
However, he said the biggest threat
to the canal came from changes in
world trading patterns.
Grain was the main product
transported through the canal but
Australian grain exports, which did
not use the canal, were increasingly
competing with the U.S. grain trade
to the Far East.


Nicaraguanplane wreck foundhere
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) from Panama City to Managua.It
- A three-nation rescue team was not immediately clear what
found the wreckage of a cargo the plane was carrying.
Nicaraguan cargo plane that The cause of the crash has not
disappeared more than a year ago, been determined.
the Defense Ministry said
the Defense Ministry said Authorities organized a new

The remains of the Costa Rican search for the plane after a
pilot, Argentine co-pilot and four Panamanian pilot on a training
Nicaraguan crew members were flight last week reported sighting
taken from the wreckage in wreckage.
Panama on Saturday, the About 35 members of salvage
ministry communique said. crews from Panama, Costa Rica
The Aeronica DC-6, carrying a and Nicaragua, using two
full load of cargo, crashed on Nicaraguan helicopters and a
Fabregas Mountain in Panama Costa Rican light plane, searched
near the Costa Rican border on for three days before finding the
May 24, 1988, while on a flight wreckage, the ministry said.









6 Tropic Times
Aug. 23, 1989


financial news



Economy strong; inflation gains modest


WASHINGTON (Reuter) -With
the U.S. economy showing surprising
strength and only modest gains in the
fight against inflation, the Federal
Reserve is unlikely to respond
quickly to Bush administration pleas
for lower interest rates, economists
say.
The Fed's policymaking Open
Market Committee - consisting of
Fed governors and the presidents of


five federal reserve banks - was to
meet Tuesday to review the state of
the economy and determine
monetary policy over the next several
weeks.
The policymakers may be inclined
to hold interest rates steady for a
while, but could go for a slight
decrease, economists say.
"A good case can be made for a
gentle, further move toward
monetary ease over the next two
weeks," said Lyle Gramley,
Mortgage Bankers Association
economist and former Fed governor.
But the administration has to
"keep its mouth shut" so the Fed can
ease rates without seeming to be
giving in to White House demands,
he added.
White House Budget Director
Richard Darman criticized the Fed
last week for holding interest rates
too high at the risk of pushing the
economy into a recession. President
Bush backed Darman, saying he "can
feel very comfortable with his
sallying forth and saying that."
But many economists said the
criticism will do little good in getting
lower rates and could backfire if the


central bank feels compelled to assert
its independence.
In addition, they said, the
administration chose an odd time to
criticize the Fed since it had already
eased rates slightly and its policies
appeared to be working.
"It's always dangerous for people
like (Darman) to get involved," said
economist David Hale of Kemper
Financial Services Inc.
The White House, though, does
not appear to be willing to back down
in its battle for lower rates.
"We believe inflation is on a
downward trend. The producer and
consumer price indexes show that,"
White House spokesman Marlin
Fitzwater said. "Lower inflation
should take the pressure off interest
rates."
The government reported Friday
that consumer prices rose a modest
0.2 percent in July. Excluding
volatile food and energy, prices were
up a less encouraging 0.4 percent that
likely to reinforce a go-slow policy at
the Fed, economists noted.
From March 1988 to March 1989,
the Fed gradually pushed short-term
interest rates higher in an effort to


cool inflationary pressures. In June
the Fed became worried about an
economic slowdown and eased
slightly.
The Fed's next move wass likely to
be hotly debated Tuesday,
economists say. The bank presidents
on the policymaking committee have
favored more credit restraint, while
most of the board governors have
favored an easier stance, with
Chairman Alan Greenspan staying in
the middle.
Fed governor Wayne Angell told a
group in Kansas City last week he
thought the Fed had been successful
in its quest to cool inflation without
bringing the current economic
expansion, now in its seventh year, to
a screeching halt.
"I believe we have followed a
monetary policy that gives us some
chance of bringing inflation down
without causing a recession," he said.
Economists see the Fed holding
steady on policy while it tries to get a
clear picture of the economy. At best,
the Fed could decide to move rates
lower by about a quarter of a
percentage point over the next few
months, some suggest.


Producerprices, retailsales give markets big boost


NEW YORK (Reuter) -- Reports
on producer prices and retail sales for
July gave financial markets a big
boost Friday, but analysts said the
data may give an exaggerated picture
of tapering inflation and stronger---
consumption.
Producer prices fell 0.4 percent in
July, after a 0.1 percent June decline.
Retail sales rose 0.9 percent after a
0.1 percent drop in the prior month.
"Are the reports an aberration?
We don't think inflation is that low,
nor do we think consumer demand is
that strong ... But the economy is
doing better than expected, and the
Federal Reserve looks on target with
its goal of a soft landing," said David
Wyss, an economist at Data
Resources Inc.
The Federal Reserve is trying to
engineer a soft landing for the
economy, moderating growth yet
avoiding the twin demons of
inflation and recession.
Friday's reports came as
something of a surprise to
economists who had expected sales
to rise 0.7 percent, but wholesale
inflation to be unchanged from June.
The chief reasons for the fall in
prices were declines in energy and
auto prices, economists said.
Auto dealers cut prices in July due


to incentive programs.
That held down the PPI while
causing a big jump in auto sales.
"Auto sales ... account for over
half the increase (in retail sales)," said
Wyge-Fni r 4e-nuggeng--larneef--4-
percent in July.
Stock and bond markets were
cheered by the signs of lower
inflation. The key 30-year Treasury
bond rose 1-6/32 to 102-10/32, and
the Dow Jones industrial average
briefly surpassed its all-time closing
high of 2,722.42 until profit-taking
knocked it off its highs.
But some questioned whether the
markets had over-reacted.
"The PPI numbers look fabulous,
but on the other hand, the data is
nowhere near as positive as the
(bond) market has interpreted it,"
said Charles Lieberman, a managing
director at Manufacturers Hanover
Securities Corp.
Lieberman said that much of the
PPI's decline was due to one-time car
incentives and a dip in usually
volatile crude oil prices, as well as a
"negative contribution" from
tobacco after a one-time price
increase in June.
"Excluding the adjustments for all
these, underlying inflation rose
about 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent."


NEW YORK (AP) _ Sales, price and net change of the 15 most active New York
Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than a dollar:


Ndme
BristMyer
CitzSouCp
BardCR s
Amer TT
Tex Util
Exxon
Maytag
CptrAsc s
MarionLab
DowChem
WarnrComm
IBM
GenElct
PhilipPet
USX Corp


Volume
2,144,400
2,070,700
1,811,800
1,687,800
1,603,400
1,537,300
1,451,300
1,441,100
1,386,700
1,369,100
1,283,300
1,228,500
1,216,200
1,099,400
1,070,500


Last Chg.
48 3/4 +3/8
33 3/4 +1/8
19 3/4 i1/4
38 1/4 -1 1/4
32 1/4 -1/8
43 1/4 -1/2
23 1/4
16 1/4 +1/8
35 5/8 -'/8
100 +1/4
66 7/8 -1/4
113 -2 1/8
56 1/2 -1 1/2
23 5/8
33 5/8 -5/8


Sales, price and net change of the 10 most active American Stock Exchange
issues, trading nationally at more than a dollar:


Name
BAT Ind
WangLabB
TexasAirCp
Atari
AlzaCp
FruitLoom
EngySvc
Lionel
Amdahl
TotalPeti


Volume
2,693,800
864,500
598,700
279,300
258,500
255,100
229,600
196,000
188,700
177,000


Last
13 5/16
5 3/4
18 3/4
8 7/8
36 1/2
14 1/8
3 1/2
7 1/2
14 3/4
22 1/4


Chg.
+3/16
+1/8
-3/4
-3/4
+7/8
-3/4
+1/8
+1/8
-1/4
-1/4


Most
Name
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Lieberman said inflation is
probably running at an annual rate
of 4 percent, the same as last year.
Even if inflation did not actually
increase in July, some worry that the
- etrnmeTdemandeseenin-retai-sales-ee--
when combined with strength in the
labor force and higher wages
reported in July - will cause inflation
to speed up again later, prompting
the Fed to tighten monetary policy.
"It could," agreed Mike Tindall,
an economist with Discount Corp. of
New York. "The Fed's focus has
historically been more on the side of


inflation," he said.
More likely, however, is that the
Fed will look at the PPI data and last
week's unemployment data with an
eye toward easing credit sometime in
- the future....
"If we get sonlme adicrg sf--�
slow growth next week ... they might
consider it," said Beth Reiners, a
money market economist at Dean
Witter Reynolds Inc. However,
Reiners said she thought an easing is
unlikely until after the meeting of the
policy-making Federal Open Market
Committee on Aug. 22.


Apple takes bruising in
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - Windows 2.03
Apple Computer Inc. was handed a Packard's New
blow in a high-stakes computer violated copyrigh
software lawsuit Friday when a Macintosh display
federal judge substantially narrowed screen.
Apple's claims against Microsoft Schwarzer tent
Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. certain features
In a proposed ruling that could be Hewlett-Packard's
changed later, U.S. District Judge protected by
William Schwarzer limited Apple's agreement and we
claim that Microsoft and Hewlett- But he left unre
Packard copied the "look and feel" of more important co
Apple's popular Macintosh dispute, include
computers. overlapping wi
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and Hewlett-
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SnrI military news I


Second Trident 2 missile destroyed by Navy


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI)
- An unarmed Trident 2 missile was
destroyed shortly after launch from a
submerged nuclear submarine in the
second major setback for the Navy's
most powerful weapon in three sea
trials.
A frequent target of anti-military
protesters, the three-stage $26.5
million missile was fired from the


USS Tennessee at 5:10 p.m. EDT
Tuesday as the giant submarine was
cruising about 50 feet below the
surface of the Atlantic Ocean some
200 miles east of Cape Canaveral,
Fla.
Propelled from one of the
Tennessee's 24 missile tubes by a
powerful charge of compressed gas,
the first stage of the 126,000-pound
solid-fuel missile ignited as planned.


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PREFLIGHT CHECK- Col. BrewsterH. Shaw Jr., USAF, commander
of the Space Shuttle Columbia, checks his T-38 jet trainer, during a pre
flight inspection before Columbia's recent launch. (AP Laserphoto)


Aquino, Bu
MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -
President Corazon Aquino will
travel to the United States Nov. 9 for
talks with President Bush on the
future of vital U.S. military bases in
the Philippines, officials announced
last week.
A formal statement issued by the
presidential palace gave no details of
the visit but said Aquino and Bush
also will discuss "important political,
economic and financial issues,"
including debt relief and U.S.
economic aid for the Philippines.
U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Platt
said the talks in Washington will deal
extensively with the future of the six
military facilities in the Philippines,
including Clark Air Base and Subic
Bay Naval complex.
Aquino first visited Washington in
September 1986.
The 1947 treaty covering the U.S.
installations expires in 1991.
Although Aquino has repeatedly said
she is keeping her options open on
renewing the treaty, she has agreed to
informal talks in December on
extending the pact.
Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo.,
who heads a four-member U.S.
congressional delegation making a


sh to discuss
two-day visit to Manila, told
reporters the group discussed the
upcoming trip during a meeting with
Aquino at the presidential palace.
"We're very excited that she's
coming and we want to make her visit
very successful," Schroeder said.
Philippine Foreign Secretary Raul
Manglapus said the subject of the
U.S. bases came up during the
meeting between Aquino and the
congressional delegation, which also
includes Reps. Solomon Ortiz, D-
Texas, Andy Ireland, R-Fla., and
Floyd Spence, R-S.C.


"Missile performance was normal
during launch, ignition and powered
flight until a failure caused the missile
to destruct early in first stage flight,"
said Air Force Tech Sgt. Ivy Paige.
"Cause of the malfunction cannot be
determined until telemetry is
studied."
Paige did not know how long the
first stage fired before the failure
happened or whether the missile blew
up on its own or on radio command
after straying off course.
It was the third sea launch of a
Trident 2 missile in 22 test firings to
date - 19 were launched from the
Cape by Lockheed Missiles and
Space Co. of Sunnyvale, Calif.,
ended in a spectacular failure March
21 when a nozzle system
malfunctioned and sent the rocket
cartwheeling out of control.
Test flights were suspended for a
thorough failure in analysis of the
failure and the second sea launch was
successfully conducted Aug. 2, five
days after environmentalists
disrupted a planned launch try by
sailing into the danger area 50 miles
east of Cape Canaveral.
Before Tuesday's launch, the
Trident 2 test record stood at
four failures in 21 flights, although
the Navy counts only three as
failures, saying one missile launched
from a ground pad was blown up on
radio command from the ground by
mistake.
Paige said that "there were no
damages or injuries" as a result of
- ruesao ay's malfunction.
The first stage of a Trident 2 is
designed to burn about 65 seconds,
falling away just before the second
stage ignites for another 65-second
"burn." The third stage of the Trident
2 missile is designed to burn for 40
seconds, boosting the warhead-
carrying nose section to nearly 14,000
mph.
The 44-foot rockets are thought to
have a maximum range of up to 6,900
miles, depending on how many
warheads are carried, and they are
believed to be so accurate they can

'bases issue'
"The president explained to them
the steps already being taken leading
to possible talks toward the end of
this year," Manglapus said.
In a radio interview earlier in the
day, Vice President Salvador Laurel
proposed that the bases be phased
out over a 5- or 10-year period. He
also urged Aquino to reveal where
she stands on the bases issue.
"We should take the initiative
because we are the landlords," said
Laurel, who broke with Aquino two
years ago and now heads the
opposition.


Koreans can defend selves in mid 90's


NEW YORK (Reuter) - The
commander of U.S. forces in South
Korea said there will be no military
need for American troops there after
the mid 1990s if current trends
continue, The New York Times
reported at the weekend.
It quoted the commander, Gen.
Louis Menetrey, as saying in an
interview that South Korea's plan to
modernize its armed forces,
including the acquisition of 120
fighter planes, would make it strong
enough to stand alone against North


Korea.
Menetrey told the newspaper his
view was based on the premises that
the modernization plan would be
completed, that South Korean
economic progress would continue
and that Soviet and Chinese restraint
of North Korea would continue.
"If those trends continue, there
should be stability on the peninsula
without the United States being part
of the equation in the mid-1990s," he
said.


deliver a nuclear bomb to within
about 400 feet of a target.
Critics claim that with such
pinpoint accuracy the Trident 2
should be viewed as a "first-strike"
offensive weapon and for that
reason, the weapon system has been a
frequent target for protesters at the
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
since test flights began in January
1987.
The $1.3 billion USS Tennessee,
launched Dec. 13, 1986, at Groton,
Conn., and manned by a crew of 156,
is the first Ohio-class nuclear
submarine built to carry Trident 2
missiles.
The giant subs, which measure 560
feet long and 42 feet across, are
driven by steam turbines powered by
water-cooled nuclear reactors. With
24 missile tubes, Ohio-class subs
carry 50 percent more missiles than
16-tube Poseidon boats.
The Navy hopes to build 20
Trident 2-equipped submarines
although at present there are nine
Trident subs in service, including the
Tennessee, and five others are under
construction or funded.


'Sex for Secrets'
Marine Sgt. says
stop the presses

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -
Former Marine Sgt. Clayton
Lonetree, who was court-
martlaled in the sex-for-secrets
scandal at the U.S. Embassy in
Moscow, wants a federal court to
pull copies of a book about his
case from stores and halt further
publication.
The former embassy guard said
in a complaint filed Thursday in
U.S. District Court that the book,
"The Court-Martial of Clayton
Lonetree," is based on
confidential information obtained
by his defense team and
jeopardizes his appeal.
The book was written by Lake
Headley, a private investigator
who worked for Lonetree's
defense at his 1987 court-martial.
The book is already available in
some bookstores.
The complaint also names
publisher Henry Holt and Co.,
Inc., of New York, and asks
S100,000 in punitive damages.
Murial Caplan, counsel for the
publisher, said she couldn't
comment because she had not seen
a copy of the complaint.
Daniel E. Johnson, one of
Lonetree's lawyers, said
publishing company officials told
defense lawyers Wednesday that it
would not voluntarily withdraw
copies of the book.
Lonetree, stationed in Moscow
in 1985 and 1986, wasidentifled in
news accounts as ha.vig had an
affair with a Soviet woman who
allegedly Introduced hitop aspy,
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Aug. 23, 1989


The ChoppingBloc k

Time is more precious than ever these (lays, especially for the homemaker
who holds an outside job. Yes, it's convenient and easy t.o pick up dinner at a
"gourmet" deli or take-out restaurant. But it's an expensive luxury. Maybe in
the time you wait in the customer line you could be cooking up a less
expensive, more delicious meal in a pressure cooker.
In about 35 minutes, for example, you can cook a large brisket of beef with
a tangy sauce. Use half for dinner one night and freeze the remainder for
dinner a few nights later or the following Week. It takes only a few minutes
to reheat in a microwave oven or pressure cooker.
PRESTO ROLLED BRISKET AND SAUCE
1 four-pound beef brisket
1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 2 tablespoons dry oregano
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or 2 tablespoons dry marjoram, salt, and
pepper
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
4 green onions, trimmed
I tablespoon cooking oil
1 12-ounce can beer
'/2 cup water
/2 cup chili sauce
2 tablespoons flour















Remove all fat from brisket. Sprinkle with herbs, salt, pepper and garlic.
Place green onions across brisket. Roll as for a jelly roll, starting at the short
end. Tie securely. (Trim if necessary to fit in a six-quart pressure cooker.)
Ileat cooking oil in a six-quart pressure cooker. Brown brisket on all sides;
set aside. Place beer, water and cooking rack in pressure cooker. Put. brisket
on rack. Close pressure cooker cover securely. Place pressure regulator on
vent pipe. Cook for 35 minutes at 15 pounds of pressure. Let pressure drop of
its own accord. l)o not attempt to remove cover until pressure is completely
reduced. Remove brisket to a warm platter. Remove cooking rack. Blend
together chili saucead flou until smooth Add t remainina broth and cook
and stir until mixture simmers and thickens. Makes three cups gravy.-serve
brisket, immediately or freeze for future use. Makes eight to 10 generous
servings.





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"Hangin' Tough," (Columbia) No. 8
4. Karyn White "Secret Rendezv-
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5. Debbie Gibson "No More
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1. Nations: Name three countries
that border Poland.
2. Capitals: What is the state
capital of Arkansas?
3. States: What state has the
nickname, "Golden State?"
4. Space: What is currently the
most distant planet from the sun?
5. Movies: Name the actor who
won an Oscar for "Best Actor" in the
1974 flick "Harry And Tonto."
6. Finance: What type of currency
is used in Poland?
7. Music: What group recorded
the July 1976 number one hit single,
"Afternoon Delight"?
8. Religion: Who is the founder of
the religion Islam?
9. Presidents: Who replaced
Ulysses Grant as the 19th president
of the United States?


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I Horoscopei::


ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
This week you may make a visit to
the same old haunt, but exciting


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creative endeavors come your way
which will reap future financial
gains. While you're serious-minded
now, you are quite capable of
innovative new ideas.
TAURUS (April 20 May 20) Make
sure this week that you follow
through on all commitments and
everything will be fine with a close
friend. Also, don't make promises
that you can't keep. Now is a better
time to work on ideas rather than
presenting them. Forego being
extravagant now.
GEMINI (May 21 June 20) This is
an excellent week to get involved
with a project, and you'll get much
accomplished. Do-it-yourself pro-
jects around the house are favored.
Local travel proves to be interesting
now. What looks like a routine
meeting of a group is anything but.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
This week is probably not the best
time to take the children shopping.
Changes at the top on the job leave
you in a good position. It's a good
time for business meetings and the
furthering of your ambitions. You're
at a turning point with a close tie, yet
things can be worked out to your
satisfaction.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Listen
to your intuition in business this
week. You seem to know when to
listen and when to speak out at this
time. Now is also a good time to
revise a plan. Financial develop-
ments are favorable, but they should
be kept secret for now. Let others
get to know the real you in romance.
VIRGO (August 22 to September
22) A minor argument on the
homefront could be the cause for a
major argument, unless you curb
your sometimes quick temper. Also,
you could throw money needlessly
away, unless you exercise careful
judgment with shopping and plea-
sure pursuits. A talk about money
could put the other person on the
defensive.


LIBRA (Septembier 23 to October
22) This week, handle co-workers
carefully and be attentive to ev,-
ment could effect your love life at
this time. Though you may be a bit
upset with a mate, a flirtation now
seems unwise. Beware of mix-ups in
travel plans.
SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem-
ber 21) Your social life goes into a
tailspin this week if you're touchy
with others or insensitive to their
needs. Hurt feelings are also a
possibility in the romance depart-
ment. On a happier note, though, a
business meeting comes off beauti-
fully with future financial gains.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Beware of a honcho
who may drive a hard bargain on the
workfront. Despite some last-minute
hitches, travel is auspicious. A quick
getaway could lead to long-lasting
romance. Scrutinize new proposi-
tions carefully as future financial
developments are favorable at this
time.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) New chances to
improve your income arrive in the
later part of the week. Your thinking
is right on target, but you tend to
second-guess yourself too much at
this time. Be confident, but not
cocky when dealing with business
partners and/or honchos. Be
straight-forward in dealings about
romance.
AQUARIUS (January 20 To
February 18) You'll need advice in
financial dealings this week. Not
everything is straightforward.
Although you normally have a good
sense for facts and figures, your
intuition is off right now. A romantic
weekend is in the stars for you.
PISCES (February 19 to March
20) A situation you've been wonder-
ing about needs closer scrutiny.
There is more going on than just
what's on the surface. Along those
same lines, a flattering co-worker
shouldn't be trusted, as this person
has designs on your position.


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Aug. 23, 1989 7


lifestyle



Ford develops a computer diagnostic system


TRAVERSE CITY (Reuter) -
After years of research, Ford Motor
Co. said last week it has developed a
computer diagnostic system that
hooks up to an automobile's on-
board computer to analyze the car's
problems and suggest possible
repairs.
The Service Bay Diagnostic
System (SBDS), announced by Ford
at a University of Michigan
automotive seminar, has been an
advancement long studied in the U.S.
auto industry ever since on-board
computers were introduced in the
late 1970s. These computers, some
no larger than a cigarette package,
run a car's engine, electrical, climate
control and audio systems.
Ford said the system will be
available to its dealers late in 1990. It
is believed to be the first such
diagnostic tool that will be in use by
all dealers of a U.S. auto company.
SBDS could mean $150 million
worth of business for its developer,
Hewlett-Packard Co. Lee
Miskowski, general manager of the
Ford Parts and Service division, said
the new system will cost $30,000 per,
unit.
Each of Ford's 5,000 U.S. dealers
must purchase some form of the
system, although Miskowski said a
smaller version might be developed
for dealers with lower volume
business.


"We realize we have to have
smaller versions for small dealers,"
he said. Miskowski added that the .
company is considering offering a
similar system to its European auto
dealers.
The SBDS hooks up to a vehicle's
on-board computer through a direct
data link. It provides service
technicians with information about a
car's problems and offers possible
repair solutions and technical
information.
"What we're after is to eliminate
intermittent (mechanical) -failures
and take a large slice out of our.
industry's nemesis - repeat repairs,"
said Miskowski.
Data for the SBDS will be updated
regularly by compact disc. The
automaker plans to keep track of
repairs to its autos by reviewing a
dealer's repair file on a daily basis.
Miskowski said the system will
include a portable computer so the
technician can identify problems
during a test drive.
"When we launch the program.
nationally at the end of next year, all
of our service technicians using
SBDS will be as smart as our best
electronics engineers," he said.
He said the system will also tell
mechanics whether an owner has
taken the car in for recalls. Such
information can be particularly


Doctor suing prep school


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A man
has sued a prestigious prep school,
saying his son's education extended
to drugs and alcohol with the school's
knowledge.
Dr. Manuel C. Palao alleges in a
lawsuit filed in federal court in
Trenton that his 13-year-old son
Michael became addicted to drugs
and alcohol at Lawrenceville School.
Palao charges that officials knew
of and condoned drug and alcohol
use by youths at the boarding school
that was established in 1810 and has
turned out such alumni as publisher
Malcolm Forbes Sr. and rock 'n' roll
star Huey Lewis.
At the end of each semester,
housemasters responsible for the
youth's dormitory would pass out
containers to collect contraband "as
a form of general amnesty," the
lawsuit charges.
"The contraband collected would
generally fill a large plastic trash
bag," the lawsuit alleges.
Officials at the Lawrenceville
School said they had not seen the
lawsuit and were not prepared to
comment on it, according to Dorothy
Silvestri, secretary to Associate
Headmaster Anthony Wilson.
Palao of Bethlehem, Pa., enrolled
his son in September 1985 at the
school, which is about 10 miles north
of Trenton. He removed Michael
from the school in 1988 after learning
he had become addicted to drugs and
alcohol, his lawyer, Michael J.
Perrucci, said Thursday.
Perrucci said the boy began using
marijuana and alcohol during his
first year. Since leaving the school he


has undergone drug rehabilitation at
a cost of $32,304, the lawyer said.
Perrucci said his client wants to be
reimbursed for the drug counseling
and $33,739 in tuition paid over three
years.
The lawsuit also seeks personal
damages for the boy's mental
anguish, loss of reputation-and
damages for two lost years of income
as a result of the interruption of his
schooling, the lawyer said.


useful to owners of used cars, who
will be able to get a full record of their
auto's repair history, Miskowski
said.
The system will be compatible with
dealers' other computer systems.
Miskowski said Ford paid for the
development costs, which he
estimated in the millions of dollars,
but he would not provide a specific
figure.


The system can be used only with
car models equipped with a special
diagnostic link. Miskowski said the
company has installed the link on its
Lincoln-Continental luxury models
and Taurus and Sable sedans, and
will feature it on a new version of the
Escort subcompact to be introduced
next year.
He said it will be available on all
Ford models by the mid-1990s.


SERIOUS FUN - Real-life lawyers perform Ann Carlson's performance
piece, "Sloss, Kerr, Rosenburg and Moore, " as part ofa program of works of
10 contemporary dance performance companies at New.York's Lincoln
Center Aug. 2. (AP Laserphoto)


Court drops citations against 14 Amish


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The
Minnesota Supreme Court Friday
dismissed traffic citations against 14
Amish who had refused to display
safety emblems on their horse-drawn
buggies as required by state law.
Members of Minnesota's Amish
community have a constitutional
right to refuse to affix the orange-red
slow-moving vehicle emblems to
their buggies, the court unanimously
ruled.
"These appellants - are unwilling
to compromise their belief that the
'loud' colors required and the
'worldly symbols' the triangular
shape represents to them conflicts
with the admonitions found in
Apostle Paul's Epistles," Associate
Justice Glenn Kelley wrote.
"To them to do so would be
putting their faith in 'worldly
symbols' rather than in God."
Between February and September
1988, each of the defendants received
a traffic citation for operating a
horse-drawn buggy on a public
highway without displaying the
emblem required or an alternative
black triangular emblem the law
permits in cases such as theirs.
In December, Fillmore County
District Judge Clement H. Snyder
rejected the Amish contention that
the requirement violated their


constitutional right to freely exercise
their religious beliefs, but he also
asked that a higher state court review
the matter.
Because some members of the
Amish community do not object to
complying with the law, Snyder held
that the Amish did not have a
collective, genuine, sincere religious
belief on the issue.
He also ruled that though
application of the statute did infringe
upon the exercise of the religious
belief of some of the Amish, the
infringement was warranted by a
compelling state interest: protecting.
the health, safety and welfare of all
travelers on public highways.
In the decision released Friday, the
Supreme Court agreed with the
Amish defendants that the trial court
improperly determined that to be
"sincere" a belief must be shared by a
religious community as a whole.
"The fact that at least one of the
appellants has already actually
suffered jail incarceration, and that
the others have persistently
expressed a willingness to do so
rather than comply with the statute,
must assuredly buttress that implicit
finding -that the appellants
individually possessed a personal
sincerity of belief," Kelley said.
The statute's provisions imposed a


substantial burden on the Amish
objectors, Kelley said.
"They face a choice of either
adhering to their religious beliefs by
refusing to adopt 'worldly symbols'
bearing 'loud colors' and suffering
the consequent criminal sanctions -
or rejecting those beliefs in order to
comply" with the law, he said.
The Supreme Court held that the
state has a legitimate interest in
protecting the public, including' the
Amish, on its highways. But it ruled
that even the option under the law for
use of a black triangular sign was
burdensome to the Amish religious
beliefs.
The court dismissed all charges
against the Amish.








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1U Aug. 23, 1989

SuperCroswor


ACROSS
1 Maid of
Orleans
5 Ill-fated city
10 Scientist
Salk
15 Ginger's
partner
19 Eye amor-
ously.
20 Turgenev
heroine
21 Shelley's
muse
22 Top-notch
23 Take notice
of
24 Saltpeter
25 Piquant
26 Pro -
27 Requires
29 "It Was a -
Good Year"
30 Isle of exile
31 TV role for
Merlin Olsen
32 Cavalry
sword
34 Quick punch
36 Cede
38 Ninny
41 "The -
Country"
42 Black snake
44 "Goose egg"
45 Rhine feeder
48 Casino
employee
50 Singer Barry
52 Head:
humorous
54 Of the cheek
55 Distinct
areas


56 Irrational conditionally parade.
58 Mohawk, for 96 Ironic writ- 131 Old-time
one ing slave
59 Ledger entry 97 Slangy DOWN
60 Mosquito assent 1 Priscilla's
genus 98 Secreted love
61 Jewish festi- 100 Lounges idly 2 Curved
val 101 Favorite molding .
63 Verdi her- 102 He gets 3 Wings
oine slapped in 4 Last-minute
64 Alabama old movies prom dates?
River joiner 103 George Sand 5 Capitol VIP
66 - Bravo heroine 6 Mr. Bumble's
67 King Kong 105 It's before apprentice
loved her sister or 7 Restrain
69 Greek war story through fear
god 106 Obnoxious 8 Unique thing
70 Boston's person 9 Shoes for
nickname 108 Channing little girls
71 Biblical word 111 Gaelic 10 Bette Davis
of reproach 113 Hawaiian role
72 Racing vehi- island 11 City on the
cle 115 "The Three Oka
76 Go to - Musketeers" 12 Pseudonym
(deteriorate) author of David
77 Official 119 Baseball Ross Locke
hangman brother 13 Reach
82 Logan or 120 European 14 Salty sauce
Fitzgerald weasel 15 Unit of
83 Moray fisher- 121 Ammonia capacity
man compound 16 Bellow
85 Diamond 123 Buddhist 17 Inner: comb:
bags priest form
86 Food shop 124 Needle case 18 James of
87 Loyal 125 Pay the bill "Giant"
89 Lick the 126 "Easy - " 28 More secure
plate? (movie) 31 Assign
90 Fools 127 Imaginative 33 Watering
91 Of a thread name for a hole, in a
92 Sacred writ- Dalmatian? way
ings of the 128 Court bar- 35 Galatea's
ancient Per- riers beloved
slans 129 Papal veil 37 One, in Bonn
94 Releases 130 Circle or 38 Word on a


ticket . 79 Purposive
39 Treaty org. 80 How or Bar-
40 West Coast ton
capital city 81 Engaged
42 Hindu queen 84 Baby's perch
43 Star-crossed 85 Large road-
lover side ad
45 TV actress 88 One of the
Deborah Barrymores
46 Italian 90 Choir plum
actress Valli 91 Destined
47 Kind of race 93 Trouble
49 Mary's fol- 95 Flowerlike
lower ornament
50 Fashions 96 Understand
51 Small mass 99 Calorie
53 Delineate counter
55 Father of 101 Overly
James and proper peo-
John pie
57 Disfigures 103 Legendary
60 Shake hands Armstrong
on 104 Bakery by-
61 Brother or product
sister 106 Reprove
62 Frames for mildly
billiard balls 107 Throb
65 It follows" 108 French city
part or mart 109 "Der--"
66 Dull routine (Adenauer)
68 Wild ox 110 Put to flight
70 Biblical 112 Navigate
mount 114 Arab ruler
71 Coarse files 116 Glove com-
72 Hold fast apartment
73 Popeye's girl items
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sound 118 Indulge to
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Tropic Times
Aug. 23, 1989


11


sports


Johnson salvages 'bad' start, comes up winner


NEW YORK (AP) - After
Howard Johnson made several ugly
throws in the first week of the season,
some observers suggested that the
New York Mets' third baseman was
headed for another 30-30 season.
Only this time, the combination
would include errors.
His critics called it a career year
when Johnson hit 36 homers, drove
in 99 runs and stole 32 bases in 1987.
Managers Whitey Herzog of St.
Louis and Jim Leyland of Pittsburgh
thought Johnson was corking his bat.
After all, Johnson had been only
1-for-26 lifetime in postseason play,
the second-lowest in major league
history.
Johnson's numbers fell to 24
homers, 68 RBIs and 23 steals last
season and the Mets spent most of
last winter trying to trade him.
"I had a long difficult off-season
seeing my name in so many trade
rumors," Johnson said.
His surgically repaired right
shoulder healed by the end of April,
and since then, Johnson has been on
a tear.
Sunday, he hit his 30th home run,
joining Bobby Bonds and Willie
Mays as the only major leaguers to
hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a
season more than once. Bonds did it
five times and Mays twice.
"This wasn't automatic," Johnson
said. "It took a lot of time to get
there. To be remembered with Willie


Judge delay

MILWAUKEE (AP) - New York
Yankees outfielder Luis Polonia was
convicted Monday on a misdemean-
or charge of sexual intercourse with a


Baseball


Standings


As of August 22
AMERICAN
East Division


Baltimore
Milwaukee
Toronto
Boston
Cleveland
New York
Detroit


Oakland
California
Kansas City
Texas
Minnesota
Seattle
Chicago


Pet. (
.520
.516
.508
.475
.468
.452
.376


GB


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West Division
W L Pet. GB
76 49 .608
74 48 .607
70 53 .569
65 57 .533
60 63 .488 1I
57 66 .463 1I
52 72 .419 2:


1/2
1 1/2
5 1/2
5 1/2
8 1/2
83



1/2
5
9 1/2
5
83
3 1/2


NATIONAL
East Division


Chicago
New.York
Montreal
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
Wes

San Francisco
Houston
San Diego
Cincinnati
Los Angeles
Atlanta


W L Pet. GB
71 53 .573 -
68 55 .553 2 1/2
68 56 .548 3
66 57 .537 4 1/2
52 71 .423 18 1/2
50 73 .407 20 1/2
st Division
W L Pet. GB
71 53 .573 -
69 55 .556 2
61 63 .492 10
58 66 .468 13
58 66 .468 13
50 74 .403 21


Mays is really special."
After Johnson spent three seasons
in Detroit, Manager Sparky
Anderson didn't think the infielder
would be remembered for very much
and the Tigers traded him to the Mets
for pitcher Walt Terrell on Dec. 7,
1984.
Anderson thought Johnson had a
problem relaxing on the field and
would never make it as an everyday
player.
The Mets weren't sure, either.
In 1986, Johnson shared playing
time with Kevin Mitchell and Ray
Knight, who ended up as the World
Series MVP.
Knight and Mitchell were gone in
1987, and the third base job was
Johnson's until rookie Gregg
Jefferies came along late last season.
The Mets pegged Jefferies as their
third baseman of the future and
weren't sure where Johnson fit in.
Before this season, Johnson
almost ended up in Seattle, along
with several other Mets for left-
hander Mark Langston.
It was a deal Mets manager Davey
Johnson didn't want to make and at
the last moment the Mariners
declined.
At the start of the season, Johnson
was batting seventh and unhappy
about it.
Jefferies wasn't hitting and Keith
Hernandez was out with an injury, so
Johnson was given a shot at batting

s Polonia's
child, but the judge delayed
sentencing until after the baseball
season.
Polonia, 24, pleaded no contest to
the charge that he had sex with a
15-year-old girl at a downtown hotel
last Wednesday and Milwaukee
County Circuit Judge Thomas
Doherty found him guilty.
The charge carries a maximum
penalty of nine months in jail and
$10,000 in fines. Under Wisconsin
law, an adult may not have
intercourse with a child under the age
of 16 even if the child consents.
Assistant District Attorney John
DiMotto recommended that Polonia
be sentenced immediately, citing the
trauma the case has had on the girl's
family.
DiMotto read a statement from
the victim's family in which it was
recommended that Polonia be
sentenced immediately to 30 days in
the Milwaukee County House of
Correction and pay a fine of $5,000.
The family's statement said
Polonia should be sentenced to 90
days in jail and fined $10,000 if the
term was delayed until after the
baseball season.
Doherty, however, said he was not
familiar enough with the case to issue
a sentence Monday and ordered a
presentence report. He set sentencing
for Oct. 2. The baseball season ends
Oct. 1.
Doherty also continued Polonia's
bail at $5,000.
Polonia, who had been in
Milwaukee for a series between the
Yankees and Brewers, was arrested
last Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel
by police investigating a report of a
missing 15-year-old girl.
He spent several hours in the City
Jail before being released on $5,000
bail. Although the Yankees left


second and then third.
The result was a start in the All-
Star Game and a new contract worth


$6.1 million for three years.
Including the option year for 1993,
the deal is for $8.1 million.


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SPRINGING BACK -- Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis stars
with Juliet Lambert in the Long Beach Civic Light Opera's production of
'Cinderella .'(AP Laserphoto)


sentencing until Oct. 2


Wednesday, Polonia remained in
Milwaukee to discuss the case. He
rejoined the team Thursday in
Detroit.
Polonia came to the Yankees last
month in a trade that sent Ricky
Henderson to the Oakland Athletics.
Polonia's attorney, Dennis Coffey,
issued a statement Thursday that the
player accepted full responsibility for
the incident and wanted to apologize
to his team and professional baseball.
DiMotto said last week that a
misdemeanor charge was issued
because the girl's family indicated she
did not want to testify in court. He
said the girl will be 16 this month.


The criminal complaint said the
girl told authorities she and Polonia
had intercourse twice, once before
the girl's mother called the hotel and
talked to the player and once after the
phone call.
The complaint said the girl told
authorities that after Polonia
answered the phone call he asked her
"if she was a minor and she indicated
she was and she believes she may
have told him that she was 16 years
old."
The complaint said Polonia told
authorities he had been told before he
took the girl to the hotel that she was
19.


A ouita breaks 3,000-meter record


NEW YORK (AP) - Said
Aouita of Morocco, who won the
Mobil Grand Prix men's overall
title in 1986 and 1988, has moved
closer to a third championship
with a world record for 3,000
meters.
Aouita, timed in 7 minutes,
29.45 seconds, at Sunday's
Weltklasse track and field meet in
Cologne, West Germany, is tied
for the men's lead at 51 points with
Roger Kingdom of the United
States, the world record-holder in
the 110-meter high hurdles.
Javelin thrower Steve Backley
of Britain, pole vault world
record-holder Sergei Bubka of the
Soviet Union and 200-meter
runner Robson da Silva of Brazil
are tied for third with 45 points
apiece.
Aouita now holds world records
in the 1,500, 2,000, 3,000 and 5,000
meters, and the world best in the
rarely-run two miles.
World mile record-holder Paula


Ivan of Romania retained the
women's overall lead with 49
points.
Galina Chistyakova of the
Soviet Union, winner of the long
jump at Cologne, moved into a tie
for second place at 45 points with
middle-distance runner Ana
Quirot of Cuba, sprinter Merlene
Ottey of Jamaica, hurdler Sandra
Farmer-Patrick of the United
States and high jumper Jan
Wohlschlag of the United States.
Ottey won the 100 meters,
Quirot won the 80 meters and
Farmer-Patrick won the 400-
meter hurdles at Cologne, as all
three remained undefeated for the
season.
The Mobil Grand Prix isa series
of 17 meets in 14 nations. It
culminates Sept. 1 with the Mobil
Grand Prix final at Monte Carlo,
Monaco.
Friday's Ivo van Damme
Memorial at Brussels, Belgium, is
the last meet prior to the final.


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1 Aug. 23, 1989


U.S. may extradite 100 Colombians for drugs


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The
Bush administration is reviewing a
list of up to 100 Colombians to


decide which might be targeted for
extradition on drug charges now that
Colombian President Virgilio Barco


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FROM ONE CRIME FIGHTER TO ANOTHER - FBI Director
William Sessions appears surprised by cartoon crime fighter Spiderman
during a news conference at the FBI headquarters in Washington early this
month kicking off this year's National Night Out Against Crime. (AP
Laserphoto)


Vargas has said such extraditions
will resume, a U.S. official said
Monday.
The exact number under review
remains unclear, said Drug
Enforcement Administration
spokesman Frank Shults, who said
only that there are 50 to 100 names
on the list being scrutinized.
"There are lists of people for whom
indictments have been processed in
the United States, some of them
going back a number of years,"
Shults said. "We, in conjunction with
the Justice Department, are
reviewing those lists and making an
assessment about the currency of the
evidence, ... the availability of
information."
Attorney General Dick Thorn-
burgh said Sunday that the United
States wants about a dozen
Colombian drug kingpins sent to the
United States to face trial.
"All the biggies are on the list" of
Colombians the United States would
like to have extradited, Shults said,
including the leaders of the Medellin
Cartel: Jose Rodriguez Gacha, 41,
Pablo Escobar, 39, and Jorge Luis
Ochoa, 39.
The Colombian government
announced that 10,000 people had
been arrested in major sweeps
including raids of properties of
suspected drug traffickers, but there
was no report if the leaders of the
Medellin or Cali cocaine cartels had
been among them.
One former cartel leader, Carlos
Lehder, was extradited to the United
States in 1987, before the Colombian


Supreme Court struck down the
extradition treaty. Lehder is now in
federal prison in Marion, Ill., serving
a life sentence without parole plus
135 years.
The United States had been
pressuring Colombia to resume
extraditions, particularly of the
cartel leadership, and Barco on
Saturday decreed measures that
would allow alleged drug traffickers
to be extradited summarily to the
United States for trial.
Barco's move was triggered by the
Friday assassination of leading
Colombian president candidate Luis
Carlos Galan, an outspoken foe of
the drug leaders.
Shults said it was "premature" to
speculate on whether the DEA would
send more agents to Colombia --
beefing up the force of two dozen
agents there now -- to help locate
alleged drug traffickers wanted on
charges in the United States.
The DEA doesn't know where they
all are and isn't sure exactly how
Barco's announced willingness to
extradite them to the United States
to stand trial will work out.
"A lot remains to be seen," Shults
said. "We know, basically, ... that
President Barco has made this
overture, but the specifics haven't
come forth yet. We stand ready to
help however we can."
Meanwhile, the DEA is concerned
about the safety of its agents in
Colombia but is not planning to pull
anyone out, as it has done in other
countries when violence threatens to
overwhelm them.


Soldiers, police raid Colombian drug barons estates
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- outside Sincelejo, but gave no other with a water wheel, a gymnasium state of siege that has been in effect
Soldiers and police raided the estates details, with weight-lifting equipment, an since 1984. It gives the military and
of cocaine barons Monday, seizing Statements from the Defense indoor swimming pool and billiard police special powers to detain
aircraft, cars and cattle and bringing Ministry said 622 weapons, 1,023 and table tennis tables. Soldiers suspects, stiffens penalties for those
the number of people arrested in vehicles, scores of planes and guarding it said Rodriguez Gacha convicted of drug dealing and allows
three days to more than 11,000, helicopters and four tons of cocaine owned many other estates. confiscation of property.
authorities said. paste were confiscated. Among targets of the raids were He also authorized the
One of those arrested Monday was Early Monday on Bogota's scores of properties owned by government to extradite drug
believed to be a finance chief of the northern fringes soldiers swarmed Rodriguez Gacha and other drug suspects wanted in the United States,
Medellin drug cartel. over an opulent compound said to be lords, including Pablo Escobar and which the cartel has opposed with
The cartel bosses have eluded the owned by Gonzalo Rodriguez Jorge Ochoa. At one of Escobar's threats and murder.
emergency-rule crackdown, but new Gacha, one of the biggest cocaine ranches, soldiers confiscated 2,000 Monday was a national holiday
raids were being reported hourly dealers. head of cattle and 100 pigs, the and no officials were available to
across the country. The estate included tennis, soccer Defense Ministry said. comment about U.S. willingness to
President Virgilio Barco and basketball courts, a duck pond Barco invoked the powers of a send troops to help in the drug war.
authorized the raids after the killings
Thursday and Friday of a judge, a

Carlos Galan of the Liberal Party,
the leading presidential candidate HONOLULU (UPI) - The "road map" for such an ambitious changes is still up in the air, as is the
and an outspoken opponent of the outgoing chairman of the Joint enterprise, outcome of the ethnic problems that
drug bosses.Chiefs of Staff said relations between "The Soviets are sailing in have troubled the huge nation,
e e e bee be o America and the Soviet Union may uncharted waters. There is an awful Crowe said.
e drug cartel chiefs,en able to be in flux for many years, and U.S. lot of playing it by ear, a day at a "It would be a great deal more
capture the drug cartel chiefs, but we officials should not be tempted to time, patching and pasting as they rational to move gradually and
have struck hard against their rush changes in superpower go,"he said. deliberately taking reasonable steps
immense fortunes, said army Gen. relations. The result of the Soviet Union's as the horizon becomes clearer, not
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In an interview broadcast by the
national radio chain Caracol from
the western city of Cali, a cocaine
smuggling center, Bonnet said the
strategy was "economic war" on the
traffickers.
Defense Ministry communiques
said more than 11,000 people have
been detained in about 350 raids, but
Bonnet said most were believed to be
simple employees of the cartel
members or low-level underlings.
However, military authorities in
Sincelejo, capital of northern Sucre
state, said they had captured an
alleged finance chief of the drug
cartel based in the industrial city of
Medellin.
They identified him as Educardo
Martinez Romero and said he was
captured at a ranch two hours


"I am persuaaea tnat we are
entering a period of uneasy transition
which will hopefully lead to a new era
in the superpower relationship,"
Admiral William Crowe Jr., told the
Japan-America Society of Honolulu
on last week.
"But there are many uncertainties
still on the horizon, and my
assessment is that we may be in this
unsettled state for a long time," he
said.
Crowe, 64, said it is becoming
clearer every day that the Soviet
leadership wants to change, but it is
still an open question whether they
can change.
The Admiral said he believes
Soviet leaders underestimated the
difficulties and time required for
"perestroika." He said he was not
even sure it was possible to have a


U.S. invasion ofPanama is

'imminent,' Cuba charges
HAVANA (Reuter) - Cuba The editorial said U.S. troops
charged Monday that the United were carrying out exercises in and
States is contemplating the ue of around the Canal Zone in a move
force against Panama in a bid to it described as a "virtual
oust military leader Gen. Manuel intervention punctuated by
Antonio Noriega and sabotage the extreme psychological tension."


Panama Canal treaties.
"The United States, in its
drunken arrogance, feels tempted
to carry out a military action," a
sharply worded editorial in the
official newspaper Granma said.
"It would be a colossal error and a
show of terrifying political
near-sightedness."


It added that Washington's aim in
forcing Noriega's resignation was
"to hamper the fulfillment of the
Torrijos-Carter agreements of
1977," under which the Canal
Zone will be turned over to the
Panamanian government at the
end of the decade.


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Gift of hE Panama Canal Museum *the Topc Vol. II, No. 29 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Aug. 23, 1989 OAS-sponsored talks in RP conclude PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI) government in Panama, was to The OAS team includes OAS that the OAS will respect the self-Talks sponsored by the return to Washington Tuesday and Secretary General Joao Clemente determination of the Panamanian Organization of American States offer a final report Wednesday to Baena Soares of Brazil, Ecuadoran people, but he determined that to ended Monday without any representatives of the member Foreign Minister Diego Cordovez, mean the ouster of Noriega. breakthrough in resolving Panama's countries of the OAS. Trinidad-Tobago, Ambassador to "We hope that the OAS report will political crisis as opposition leaders "I insist that our position and that Venezuela Christopher Thomas, and speak the truth," he said. "We hope blamed strongman Gen. Manuel of the government are completely Guatemalan Deputy Foreign that the foreign ministers ratify the Antonio Noriega for impeding irreconcilable," former opposition Minister Ariel Rivera. absolute need to respect the selfdiplomatic efforts. presidential candidate Guillermo Romulo Escobar, who represented determination of the Panamanian "The principal obstacle to Endara told reporters earlier. Panamanian President Manuel Solis people, and that they identify the reconciling these proposals is the An adviser to Noriega, whom the Palma at the OAS-sponsored talks, pr inc i p al obst a c 1e to self same obstacle that keeps the United States has been trying to said he was not worried what the determination as General Noriega." Panamanian people from choosing overthrow since early 1988, said the OAS delegates reported to The opposition has called for between these proposals," said Panamanian government will Washington and reiterated his call recognitionofitsvictoryinthe May7 former opposition vice-presidential survive even if both sides fail to reach for self-determination. elections that were annulled three candidate Ricardo Arias Calderon. any accord. "As I told the OAS negotiators, we days later, a transfer of power to the "That obstacle has been, is and will "If no agreement is reached, the are not worried, and I hope we have opposition on Sept. 1, and the be the continuance of Gen. Noriega government will not fall apart," made it clear that Panama has the retirement of Noriega. in power." Renato Pereira told reporters right to resolve its problems without Under the Panamanian ConThe OAS negotiating team, unable outside the building where the OASintervention," Escobar said. stitution, a new president must be to break a stalemate on forging a new sponsored talks were held. Arias Calderon also said he hopes installed on Sept. 1. RP leaderfearspuppet government, repression WASHINGTON (UPI) -An political opponents. The violation of human rights has Noriega. But he said Washington, opponent of Gen. Manuel Antonio "The opposition has tried to make been constant." through the Panama Canal Treaty, Noriega said Monday the the OAS focus on this situation," he Quinjano said it was speculative to has the right to defend the waterway. Panamanian military ruler is brutally said. "The OAS has pushed it aside. comment on the effect of relations "We cannot suggest a military repressing his foes and will install a "The OAS hasn't considered in a between Panama and the United action. But the Panama Canal Treaty puppet government in September proper way the human rights of States should there be an American gives an umbrella for many things to despite efforts by the Organization of Panamanians. There has been a military intervention to oust be done in Panama, he said. American States to negotiate his brutal repression. A large number of removal from power. people are in prison." Guillermo Quinjano, 50, a By law, a new president is to be Panamanian senator and vice installed in Panama on Sept. 1. president of the opposition party, Quinjano, speaking at a forum Molirena, said an OAS delegation organized by the National now in Panama City has ignored Democratic Institute for InterNoriega's campaign of beatings, national Affairs, said Noriega will shootings, and imprisonment of his remain the defacto ruler of Panama. "It is likely Noriega will place a Housngrent4 puppet government in Panama and the U.S. government will maintain utilities COSts all the sanctions of last year," Quinjano said. "The OAS has up to to be increased this moment failed." Quinjano, whose newspaper, La FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Prensa, was closed by Noriega in PAO) -The cost of living in 1987, said the military ruler has government quarters for virtually barred foreign news Department of Defense civilians reporters from Panama while he wilhincresseSept. 15,accordlngto rounds up and jails his opponents. U.S. Southern Command He called on the OAS to maintain a officials. permanent office in Panama to USSOUTHCOM and comporeport on what he called widespread nent housing rental rates will human rights violations -now and increase by 3.6 percent and utility those he fears after Sept. 1. rates will increase by 10 percent. "Panama is an occupied country The rate increase is tied to -by its own forces, not America Consumer Price Index figures fe,", ae provided by the Bureau of Labor forces, Quinjano said. We ask the WHERE'S OUR MOM?Puppies born to Kelly, a golden retriever, are Statistics. The utility increase is a democratic countries of the world to held by Sandra Johansen, town council president in Hopkinton, N.J. A step closer to bringing costs in Hne send representatives to Panama, to caller told Johansen that Kelly, who was kidnapped last month, would be with current costs. l help us find a peaceful solution to our returned when Johansen left the council. (AP Laserphoto) with current costs.struggle for democracy in Panama. _________________________________ form a line Wednesday snaking 600 party were plunged into the water White House official said Tuesday. Huey Newton killed miles along a mail railway line. early Sunday when the barge split the by United Press International pleasure boat, sinking it in minutes. OAKLAND, Calif. -Huey .Stormnow hurricane WASHINGTON -The Navy's Newton, a co-founder of the Black MIAMI -Erin, the fifth tropical Jet's takeoff aborted investigation into the explosion Panther Party and a symbol of black storm of the season, was upgraded to COLUMBUS, Ohio -The pilot of aboard the USS Iowa that killed 47 militancy in the 1960s, was found a hurricane Tuesday after a ship an Eastern Airlines jet aborted sailors has found that the crew failed dead on a street Tuesday morning passing through the storm in the midtakeoff Monday night at Port to follow maintenance procedures with three bullet holes in his head, Atlantic clocked its top winds at 75 Columbus Airport because of a for preventing breakdowns in the police said. mph, forecasters said. bomb threat telephoned to police. battleship gun turret that blew up, Estonians slam USSR 'M istake' sinks boat Airport operations manager Steven The Washington Post reported Baker said the DC-9 carried 61 Tuesday. TALLINN, Estonia -Estonians LONDON -Port investigators passengers. No injuries were Phone strike shrinks criticized Moscow Tuesday on the blamed "a navigational mistake" for reported. eve of a mass protest to mark the 50th the sinking of a crowded pleasure A shrinking nationwide telephone anniversary of a Nazi-Soviet pact boat during a cruise on the River Bush toview oilspill strike limped into its 17th day they say cost the three Baltic Thames and police considered -KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -Tuesday, with unionized employees republics their sovereignty. In all, up criminal charges in the weekend President Bush may go to Alaska returning to work in California and to a half-million Estonians. Latvians accident that killed at least 25 people. next month to view ongoing efforts Nevada but staving away in 18 other and Lithuanians are expected to As many as 150 people at a Mirthday to clean lip ive E.'n : cp: iet AnO the DMstrict f Columnbi.

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2 Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 U.S. news Entertainment executive, wife slain in home BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (UPI) shot to death on a couch in the family Joseph E. Menendez, 45, and his distributes children's programming --An entertainment industry room of their mansion, police said wife, Mary Kitty Menendez, 44, were and such films as "Rambo." executive and his wife were found Monday. found dead shortly before midnight The c o mp any a ls o o w n s Sunday by their sons, Lyle, 21, and Stawberries Records, Tapes & CDs, Eric, 18, police Lt. Bob Curtis said. an 85-store chain on the East Coast, Curtis said a motive for the slaying and Lieberman Enterprises, a had not been determined and no Minneapolis video distribution and arrests were made. Police refused to production company. disclose details of the slaying, "We hear ht including what type of weapon may "We heard the shots last night," have been used. said Avril Krom, who lives next door One of the Menendez's sons called to the Menendez family. "I thought it police at 11:47 p.m. Sunday. When was firecrackers. My son said, 'Call police arrivdthey: p und the victims the police,'and I said,'Don't be silly, police arrived, they foun h itm it's just firecrackers." dead on the family room couch. Both had been shot repeatedly. The victims' sons had been at the "Apparently there were no other movies, she said. "My daughter persons in the home when the crime heard the screams when they came occurred," Curtis said, adding the home," she said. Mediterranean-style home had not She described the Menendez been ransacked. It was not family as "vocal," but said none of immediately clear how the assailants the Menendezes had introduced entered the home. themselves to neighbors after moving in. Several people were questioned by The Menendezes, according to police but were released. property records, moved in October The Cuban-born Menendez was 1988 from a $950,000 house in chairman of the board and chief Calabasas to their $4 million executive officer of Los Angelesmansion. The home had previously BEST FOOT FORWARD -President Bush jogs in Washington park based LIVE Entertainment Inc., beenrented by rock star Elton John, Tuesday with reporters and a personal friend. The huge foot in the parent company of International Prince and membersof theband U2. foreground is part of the giant sculture "The A wakening. (AP Laserphoto) Video Entertainment Inc., which 'riceandmemersofheandU2 President to unveil drug war package Movie stunt KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine after he returns to Washington from Sununu said Bush made most of kills (AP) -President Bush will propose a nearly-three week vacation at the the final decisions on the package director that the United States spend $7.5 family compound here, then will Monday, sending orders back to billion to $8 billion to fight drugs but send implementing legislation to Budget Director Richard Darman TONAWANDA, N.Y. (UPI) is not prepared to send U.S. troops to Congress. telling him where to siphon funds to A spectacular movie stunt aid Colombia's battle against drug As for the drug-fighting program, partially pay for the effort. involving a falling water tower lords, his chief of staff said Monday. Sununu said the primary thrust of Sununu appeared to temper went awry Sunday, knocking over John Sununu, for the first time the president's plan will be Sunday's remark by Attorney a utility pole that killed the film putting a price tag on the president's education. Also included will be General Dick Thornburgh that the director. anti-drug blueprint, said it would money for law enforcement efforts, United States should consider a Tonawanda police said Henry include more financial aid for other interdiction and rehabilitation. request, if one were made, by "Toby" Halicki, 48, of Gardena, nations in the international war on The chief of staff declined to say Colombian President Virgilio Barco Calif., was filming a stunt scene in drugs. which federal programs the president Vargas for U.S. troops to aid in the "Gone in 60 Seconds H," a sequel Bush will unveil his proposal in a would cut to help finance his antiSouth American nation's battle to his 1974 film in this community speech to the nation Sept. 5, the day drug effort. against drug bosses. north of Buffalo. Halicki, a native of Dunkirk, Gas bomb discharges in NAACP headquarters N.Y., died when the empty, 100foot water tower fell prematurely ATLANTA (UPI) -A boobygaseous substance." said. at 5:50 p.m., knocking over the trapped package spewed noxious gas Shinhoster said the yellow-colored Al Adams, a U.S. Postal Service utility pole, which landed on the at the Southeastern regional gas spread through the three-story inspector, said firefighters were director, crushing him and killing headquarters of the NAACP red brick building within two unsure whether the device was him instantly. Monday, sending at least 12 people minutes --irritating eyes, making intended to cause an explosion or Police said the stunt was to hospitals. breathing difficult and forcing the just to release smoke. supposed to appear as if the truck Earl Shinhoster, executive evacuation of everyone inside. Investigators were examining the smashed a string of cars into the director of the NAACP's regional Although the gas had not been container, which was still inside the water tower, toppling it. The headquarters, said the incident identified, firefighters believe it was building. tower actually was to be pulled occurred about 12:30 p.m. when he tear gas, Adams said. Atlanta Police spokesman Kevin over by cables attached to two and his secretary opened the "I can't imagine why anyone losty said 12 people were sent to bulldozers. package, a white hat box that had would do this," said the visibly various hospitals, including nearby Workers had cut away one of been part the day's mail delivered an shaken Shinhoster. "I could not Grady Memorial Hospital. the tower's three support legs with hour earlier, imagine the evil that would propel "There were no injuries as a result torches, and were weakening a "My secretary and myself were someone to take this kind of action." of fire or shrapnel," said Atlanta second when the tower toppled both working on either side of the Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who Public Safety Department without warning, police said. box," Shinhoster said. "We opened arrived minutes after hearing reports spokesman Keith Williams. "We The workers cutting the tower's it. We flipped the last piece of tape off of an accident at the NAACP offices, think it's a tear gas canister. We don't legs were able to scramble to and we could see a sparkle come up called for a federal investigation. know the extent of the injuries." safety, but Halicki could not get through the bottom of the box. "This office is a strong symbol of Shinhoster and his secretary were out of the way of the utility pole. "There was some cylinder type of the civil rights movement," Lewis not taken to the hospital. Halicki was pronounced dead device in the bottom where the said. "Without looking at any of the Firefighters said the majority of at Kenmore Mercy Hospital at sparkles were coming from and there evidence, I would say it was racially injured apparently were patients, 6:35 p.m. was a rapid succession of pop, pop," motivated." including children and elderly It was not immediately known he said. "Between those two pops, The package contained a return people, in doctor's offices also whether the film crew would smoke began to emit some kind of address as well as a name on it, he located in the building. continue with the movie. Commander-in-Chief .Gen. Fred F. Woerner Assistant NCOIC .SEC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Affairs ...Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff ..SSgt. Greg Markley is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Editor/ NCOIC .SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Sgt. Monique Chere published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor .Colin Hale Spec. Anthony Craft Programofthe Department of Defense, underthesupervision of AIC Randy Lawson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room ..Rosemary Chong Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view Carolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. the T ro p ic T im es Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002 Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.

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Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 3 U.S. news Carter back on worldstage aspeacemaker ATLANTA (Reuter) -Eight years agreed to head a panel monitoring and he was admired for appointing Failure to resolve the crisis of U.S. after leaving the White House, the fairness of Nicaraguan elections Andrew Young as U.S. ambassador hostages held in Iran and to pressure Jimmy Carter is back on the world next Feb. 25 after he was invited to to the United Nations," he told Moscow to pull its troops out of stage, this time as an unofficial do so by both President Daniel Reuters. Young was the first black Afghanistan combined with a diplomat and private peacemaker 'Ortega and the opposition. U.S. ambassador to the world body. distressed U.S. economy to help seeking to resolve Third World H is stature for such an Carter's known sympathy with the Ronald Reagan deny Carter a second conflicts. undertaking was strengthened in plight of Africa and other lessterm in the White House. The former president's anMay when he denounced as a fraud developed regions is a key factor in After this electoral defeat, Carter nouncement last week that he will the elections in Panama while acting his ability to win or hold the trust-of quietly pressed on to create a role for host peace talks in Atlanta next as an invited non-governmental leaders in regional conflicts, himself and raised the money to month between Ethiopia's Marxist observer who had the tacit approval University of Georgia political establish his policy center, which government and the Eritrean of President Bush. scientist Loch Johnson said. opened in late 1986. secessionist movement was the The Ethiopian talks, in which Analysts also pointed to Carter's As a former president, he receives boldest example yet of his success in a Carter will act as mediator after three role in bringing together late an annual government pension of new mission he created for himself. Africa trips, are to clear the way for President Anwar Sadat and Israeli nearly $70,000. Earlier this month, Carter, 64, also between the government of President Minister Menachem Begin in the Carter's relations with the Bush Mengistu Haile Mariam and the Camp David peace accords. administration are far warmer than People's Liberation Front. From his base at the privately they were with Reagan's and a Bush Their 28-year-old civil war and funded Carter Center of Emory spokesman has said the adfamine have combined to cost more University in Atlanta, the former ministration hopes the new than half a million lives in the past 15 peanut farmer "born-again" Baptist Ethiopian peace effort in Atlanta years. has found it possible to play a role in succeeds. But the spokesman was "One reason both sides would see world affairs with neither the powers quick to add it was a strictly private Carter as someone they can trust is nor the restraints of a government. affair in which Washington was not that he the president who gave the By capitalizing on the residual involved. most attention to Africa," said prestige of his former high office and "It must be very difficult for a Anthony Lake, policy planning continuing Third World good will, former president to go from that director in the State during the Carter has found a new niche as extraordinary attention and power Carter presidency. private activist for causes dear to his to being a private citizen," Lake said. "He was also given high marks by heart, including programs for "A part of what he's doing now is Africans because he was the "conflict resolution" and fighting to look for action again. But the strongest of all the presidents in hunger, disease, political oppression other part is that he still wants to Jimmy Carter opposing apartheid in South Africa and homelessness. make a difference." Space probe's'ears' will record Neptune fly-by PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) -phenomena related to a magnetic Mercury, Earth, Jupiter, Saturn electrically charged particles Electronic ears aboard the Voyager 2 field, such as aurora and possible and Uranus have magnetic fields following magnetic field lines as they space probe, less than a week from its radiation-darkened ring arcs and while Venus and Mars do not. flash into the atmosphere where they historic flyby of Neptune, have moons," the statement said. Just as a common bar magnet interact with other particles. Such picked up intense, naturally While the radio emissions were exhibits a force field between its "northern lights" may be present on occurring radio emissions from the confirmed last week, Warwick said a north and south poles, a planetary Neptune as Voyager races past late bluish planet, indicating a magnetic review of earlier data, showed such magnetic field can be thought of as a this week. field that could create spectacular emissions were first detected Aug. girdle of magnetic field lines that Warwick said that while the auroras, scientists said last week. 14. surround a planet, arcing from pole Neptunian radio emissions were The radio emissions are produced He said the emissions are polarized to pole. confirmed last -week, Voyager 2's by electrically charged atomic --the crests and troughs of the radio Such magnetic fields are thought radio instrument actually picked up particles as they spiral around waves are oriented in a specific way to be generated by fluid motiori in a the planetary noise as early as Aug. magnetic field lines and smash into --"so we know we're dealing with a planet's core; in Earth's case, the 14. the cloudy planet's frigid magnetic field. The source is not motion of molten iron. Preliminary analysis indicates atmosphere. lightning. It is related to energetic The spectacular aurora visible Neptune's magnetic field is about as "The radio emissions are very particles interacting in a magnetic from extreme northern and southern intense as the fields of Earth and intense, very impulsive, and occur in field." latitudes on Earth are created by Uranus. a limited range of frequencies," said James Warwick, principal investigator of Voyager 2's planetary Couplesu ivesw essharksfor66days radio astronomy experiment. Voyager 2, launched 12 years ago MIAMI (UPI) -A Miami couple The Siboney was recorded pounds. Sunday on an unprecedented grand said they fended off shark attacks crossing the Panama Canal on May The Autlers survived shark attacks tour of the outer solar system, will and caught fish by hand as they 23. On June 15, about 1,200 miles by sealing punctures in the raft with a sail 3,000 miles over Neptune's north drifted aimlessly in a life raft for 66 southwest of Costa Rica, dozens of repair kit. pole at 9 p.m. PDT Thursday, days after a group of whales sank whales attacked the boat, the couple Their son, Joe Butler of Miami, whipping by the strange moon Triton their boat in the Pacific Ocean. said. said William Butler learned to sail as five hours later before heading out of William Butler, 60, and his wife, "They started bashing the boat a boy in Havana and had prepared the solar system altogether. Simone Butler, 52, were picked up around until they finally holed the for the round-the-world voyage for As the 1-ton robot craft hurtles Saturday by the Costa Rican coast fiberglass. We heard the water three years. toward its fourth and final planetary guard and taken to a hospital in the coming in, sent a mayday, loaded the "It's something he had wanted to encounter, its instruments have been coastal city of Golfito. The Butlers life raft and in 15 minutes the boat do all his life and was finally in a beaming back a steady stream of lost about 50 pounds each during the sank," William Butler said. position to do it," Joe Butler said. priceless data about a planet so far ordeal and were recovering from As the vessel was going down, the "That boat was like a member of the from Earth -2.7 billion miles -that first-degree burns at Golfit o Butlers grabbed fishing hooks and a family," he said. it is little more than a featureless blob Hospital, The Miami Herald purifier to convert salt water to William Butler said that, while in the most powerful ground-based reported Monday. prifier t er t sat ater t liam lesaid thy whie telescopes. "I forced myself to eat almost two drinking water, and got into a rubber floating, aimlessly, they spotted Voyager 2 already has discovered pounds of raw fish a day, and I forced life boat, the couple said. nearly 40 ships but couldn't flag any four new moons, pushing Neptune's my wife to eat it too," William Butler They had no bait, but caught fish down. total to six, and two partial ring arcs, said in a telephone interview from his with the hook, they said. "No one saw us, and we fired our broad swaths of debris possibly left hospital bed. "When a turtle came by, I pulled last flare the night before (the overfrom the collision of two moons Dr. Carlos Vargas in Golfito him out of the water and cut his rescue), but the freighter we saw in the distant past. Hospital said the couple will remain throat. That started our food chain," shined lights at us but never saw us." Scientists said that Voyager 2 "has hospitalized for at least four more William Butler said. On Saturday, a coast guard ship detected intense radio emissions days. He used the remains of a on a routine fisheries patrol about 30 from Neptune indicating that the "They are very skinny, but their triggerfish he caught to attract other miles off the coast spotted the raft planet has a magnetic field," general condition is good," Vargas fish, but three to four weeks ago he and rescued the Butlers. according to a statement released by said. lost the hook. From then on, he said, William Butler said they never the jet Propulsion Laboratory in The Butlers left Matheson he dangled bait over the side of the gave up hope. Pasadena. Hammock Park Marina in Miami raft with one hand and grabbed the "We discovered once again the "The discovery .greatly increases April 14 aboard their 38-foot boat fish that came by with the other. power of God and prayer. That's the the likelihood the spacecraft will find Siboney. They planned to sail "I don't even recognize myself," he only thing that really saved us," he a wide range of interesting around the world. said, having dropped to about 128 said.

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4 Tropic Times 4 Aug. 23,1989 hemisphere Medellin Cartel high-tech, multi-national WASHINGTON (Reuter) -"Colombians are the driving force. complex of cocaine laboratories had smuggler who worked for Escobar Colombia's Medellin Cartel has They are in key positions. And there provided evidence that billion-dollar for five years told a Senate hearing blended savage terror tactics with is no doubt that the traffickers from incomes were no idle boast. The that the cartel monitored the high-technology business expertise Medellin move more cocaine into the jungle laboratories employed some communications channels of the U.S. to build an illegal cocaine empire United States than anyone else," said 1,000 people and produced more coast guard, customs and the DEA whose profits dwarf those of most a U.S. anti-drug official. than three tons of cocaine a month. 24 hours a day. multi-national corporations. A rival organization based in the Despite such seizures and the The cartel owes much of its rise The organization's ruthless use of Colombiancity of Cali ranks second. arrest of Lehder, production on an from small-time business to terror to intimidate its opponents has Law enforcement officials say it industrial scale has continued. international conglomerate to been thrown into sharp focus this shuns the brutality that has become a Earlier this year, Colombian police Lehder, who pioneered the use of week with the assassination in hallmark of Medellin. seized 25 laboratories with a capacity small cargo aircraft and boats which Colombia of a leading politician, a Its organizational chart, according of turning out between five and eight replaced the "mules" of the 1970s, supreme court judge and the police to international narcotics experts, is tons a week. The complex used according to experts. chief of the city of Medellin. topped by three men who rose from chemicals stored in ten 15,000-gallon Mules are couriers who carry All three killings were blamed on modest beginnings to become tanks which were regularly recocaine on their bodies or in falsecocaine lords based in Medellin. billionaires: Pablo Escobar, 39, supplied by tanker trucks. bottomed suitcases. Judged the world's most Jorge Luis Ochoa, 39, and Jose Their vast wealth has allowed Escobar, who rose through the dangerous criminal organization by Rodriguez Gacha, 41. Escobar and associates to hire top ranks and is familiar with every phase many law enforcement officials, the The original fourth man of the talent in fields that include in cocaine production, is said to be cartel dominates a business which by cartel, Carlos Lehder, is serving a life international banking, chemistry, the overall strategy planner and one recent estimate directly employs sentence in Florida after being genetical engineering, radar Rodriguez Gachahas a reputation as some 600,000 people, from peasant arrested in Colombia in February technology, high-speed communicachief of the enforcement section. farmers in South America to banking 1987 and extradited to the United tions, agriculture and computers. The cartel's brutality against experts in the U.S and Europe. States. "They are extremely sophisticated; Colombians it could not bribe or According to this estimate, by the In less than a decade, from the they are using the best technical intimidate has led to a gradual shift in New York-based North American mid-1970s, the four transformed the equipment, including voice privacy public perceptions which, Latin Congress on Latin America, the -cocaine traffic from a relatively communication equipment, they are American experts say, could prove trade employs around 450,000 haphazard business involving talking about purchasing more damaging to its criminal farmers who grow coca, the raw shipments of no more than a few commercial satellite time to do enterprise than police raids. material for cocaine, 150,000 who dozen kilos at a time to an industry things," DEA operations chief David Escobar, who served as an turn coca leaves into paste, 15,000 that exports cocaine by the ton. Westrate told a Senate committee alternate member of parliament for who transport leaves or paste, 2,500 By 1984, the Medellin cartel's recently. several years, long cultivated an who refine paste into cocaine leaders had grown so rich and so In Medellin, sources familiar with image as a champion of the'poor. He powder, and 1,000 involved in the powerful that they handed the then the traffic say there is a computer built a low-cost housing project in export-import end. attorney-general, Carlos Jimenez program that is using input on U.S. Medellin and a public zoo nearby. Most of the world's coca is grown Gomez, a letter offering to repatriate police and customs movements and But Colombians say his Robin in Peru and Bolivia but Colombians annual profits of $2 billion in allows dispatchers to divert Hood image -and that of others dominate the most lucrative links in exchange for a general amnesty. cocaineladen aircraft in mid-flight has faded with each assassination of a the cocaine chain: refining and Two months before the offer, the to avoid landing on "hot" airstrips. judge or public. official laid on the export. discovery of the world's biggest In mid-August, a convicted former cartel. Colombian police search for candidate's killer BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -extradition of traffickers to the from the capital building to the Earlier in the week, assassins killed Police and military authorities United States. national cathedral. a Supreme Court judge and the rounded up nearly 4,000 people in a He had survived previous attempts At the cemetery, as the coffin was commander of a provincial police nationwide manhunt for drug on his life. Police said drug lowered, thousands of Colombians department. traffickers blamed for killing traffickers had offered $500,000 for chanted, "Galan is still here!" .The drug cartels announced presidential candidate Luis Carlos his death. In a message to the Colombian Saturday they would step up violence Galan, officials said Sunday. According to press reports, Pablo people published in the Vatican in a bid to force the government to The crackdown was part of a Escobar Gaviria, the head of the newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, negotiate with them, although they major anti-drug program announced Medellin drug cartel that reportedly Pope John Paul II expressed "pain" have never publicly stated their Saturday by Colombian president supplies most of the United States over the assassination and called for demands in detail. .Virgilio Barco. It included and Europe with cocaine, traveled to an end to the drug scourge. In a communique released to radio extradition of proven drug Panama earlier this week after He said he was praying that "the stations, the cartels said "now the traffickers to the United States and ordering a series of killings, including authors of this unjustifiable crime, as fight is with blood" and vowed to the seizure of property owned by Galan's. well as other similar actions, oppose any government moves to drug cartels in Colombia. About 50,000 Colombians definitely cease these unexplainable bring them to justice. In Washington, Attorney General gathered for Galan's funeral abhorrent acts, which haye caused The statement was signed "The Dick Thornburgh expressed support procession, waving handkerchiefs and continue to cause so much blood Extraditables," a reference to those Sunday for sending U.S. troops to and singing the national anthem as and tears to many families of drug leaders wanted in the United Colombia to help fight drug lords. the flag-draped coffin was carried Colombia and all the world." States. "I think we have to look at any request that we get for either law Jamaica's Manley warns of drug cartel powers enforcement or military assistance seriously," he said on NBC's "Meet NEW YORK (UPI) -Jamaican trafficking in heroin in Turkey and but do not have the know-how or the Press" program. Prime Minister Michael Manley Southeast Asia, cocaine in Latin resources, and funds for crop Colombian police and military warned last week that drug cartels America and marijuana in places like substituion in drug-producing personnel said they arrested 3,883 have formed "an international Jamaica -are now integrated, nations, Manley said. people during the weekend in criminal conspiracy on a scale the Manley said. Manley said Jamaica would connection with the killing of Galan world has never seen" and urged the "What has happened is the introduce a resolution on the by seven men with submachine guns United Nations to adopt his plan to cartelization of that criminal program to the United Nations in as he prepared to address a campaign battle the scourge. structure," he said. November. crowd outside Bogota on Friday Manley outlined the scope of the Manley told reporters that drug night. international threat presented by cartels have reached a level of It was not known if the suspects in drug traffickers and detailed his sophistication comparable to Galan's slaying were among those program for the creation of a multimultinational corporations and have arrested. lateral anti-drug strike force, which adopted similar techniques. Officials also said the weekend he said has been endorsed by He outlined his international manhunt had netted 260 guns and Congress and a regional program, under which the United 522 vehicles, apparently the property organization of Caribbean states. Nations would be the focal point of a of drug traffickers or hired thugs. "Our analysis of this situation is wide-ranging effort that would However, they said no cartel leaders that we are dealing with an' include an anti-drug strike force had been located. Formal charges international criminal conspiracy on under U.N. auspices as well as an have not been. made, police said. a scale that the world has never seen intelligence clearinghouse and Galan, 46, was a leading candidate in its history," Manley said at the training center for drug agents. to represent the country's Liberal National Association of Black The program would also include a Party in presidential elections next Journalists convention. clearinghouse for information on year. He had antagonized the What were once separate drug drug education for countries that are powerful drug cartels by backing operations around the world -interested in starting such programs

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Tropic T'mes Aug. 23, hemzsp here RP question: What's going to happen? PANAMA CITY, Panama stepped up military exercises since Government and military officials Calderon said. (Reuter) -Panama's political crisis May in what is widely seen as an have mentioned several options to But if the OAS did not take firm reaches a crucial milestone Sept. 1, attempt to increase pressure on take over the running of the country, action, "it will help Noriega in his when the constitution calls for a Noriega. including a military or civilian junta objective which is to remain in power change of government, and that The government and opposition or a constituent assembly. and to impose a more repressive could result in more U.S. sanctions remain far apart in the talks, Opposition leaders say any formula than he has imposed in the and greater international isolation. mediated by a four-man Organgovernment apart from an elected past," he said. Since general elections were ization of American States mission one would be unconstitutional. Juan Materno Vasquez, a former annulled in May, a question on headed by Secretary-General Joao The opposition has made it clear it government and justice minister who everybody's mind is what will happen Baena Soares. hopes for strong action from the is critical of the present government, Sept. The government is proposing a OAS this week and support for its said that any government set up With only days to go, talks national unity government and new call for Noriega's departure. without electoral backing would be between the government, the armed elections while the opposition "If the OAS takes a firm and clear "an imposed government, a forces and the opposition to find a demands the departure of Noriega position, I believe we can hope for a government of a coup d'etat." solution remain deadlocked, and recognition of what it says was democratic transfer of power," He said he doubted any other "We are aware that we are working its victory in the May elections. opposition leader Ricardo Arias government would recognize it. against the clock," Carlos Duque, The opposition has proposed a presidentthe li Ca mocrat referendum so that Panamanians can N aragw a n W wreckfoundh ere Resoinr of t ruli Fdemcatic choose between the two proposals, Revolutionary Party, said Friday. but that has been rejected by the MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) from Panama City toManagua. It U.S. officials say that if government. -_ A three-nation rescue team was not immediately clear what Panamanian military strongman The OAS's mediation attempt found the wreckage of a cargo the plane was carrying. Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega ends Wednesday, when the group's Nicaraguan cargo plane that The cause of the crash has not remains in power, it would be a signal f o reign ministers meet in disappeared more than a year ago, been determined. for the United States to step up Washington to consider the mission's the Defense Ministry said pressure. report on the Panamanian crisis. Sunday. Authorities organized a new "I would expect to see a hardening If the talks produce no accord by The remains of the Costa Rican search for the plane after a of our position and that we would Sept. 1, the government has pilot, Argentine co-pilot and four Panamanian pilot on a training encourage our friends to see things indicated it will impose its own Nicaraguan crew members were flight last week reported sighting the way we do," one U.S. official solution although it is keeping taken from the wreckage in wreckage. said. everyone guessing what that will be. Panama on Saturday, the About 35 members of salvage He indicated the pressure could Diplomats say it is likely to involve ministry communique said. crews from Panama, Costa Rica take the form of tougher sanctions a change in the form of government The Aeronica DC-6, carrying a and Nicaragua, using two against Panama -the target of U.S. with Noriega maintaining firm full load of cargo, crashed on Nicaraguan helicopters and a economic sanctions since Noriega control of effective power. Fabregas Mountain in Panama Costa Rican light plane, searched was indicted on drug-trafficking Most political analysts expect near the Costa Rican border on for three days before finding the charges in February 1988. acting President Manuel Solis Palma May 24, 1988, while on a flight wreckage, the ministry said. U.S. forces in Panama have also to step down. Canal could lose skilledPanamanian workers ---umess ine ranamanian government the year 2000, a senior canal official Washington refusing to hand over -Panama Canal could reassured them it could run the canal said. canal tolls to the Noriega-backed suffer an exodus of skilled workers smoothly when it took control from Deputy Canal Administrator government. Fernando Manfredo, a Panamanian, Use of the canal has declined this U .S. should give up canal early said he expected concern among year, with cargo transported falling 9 canal employees to grow as the date by nearly five percent. undercut N oriega, Garcia advises approached for the waterway to be Manfredo said outside consultants e handed over from U.S. to had predicted canal volumes would Panamanian control on Dec. 31, recover next year and then grow by NEW YORK, Reuter --Peruvian waterway is to pass to Panama under 1999. President Alan Garcia says terms of the 1977 canal treaties. Panama and the United States until 1and two percent a year Washington should relinquish "Unfortunately," Garcia said of signed a treaty in 1977 gradually gotin wor tae control over the Panama Canal Noriega's public relations strategy, transferring control of the canal. growth i world trade. ahead of schedule if it wants to force "it has become an argument for a "The great task is to try to keep He said the canal faced strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega dictator to stay in power." Panamanian workers at their posts," competition from very big coal ships out of power and help create a To counter it, he says, the United Manfredo said in an interview. too large to transit the canal and democratic government in Panama. States has only one sensible option from the transport of containers by "The U.S. has only one strategic left: move up the date for handover aThe employees wl have ha rail across the United States. weapon left. It is to deprive General of the canal from Dec. 31, 1999, to continue to be managed with the However, he said the biggest threat Noriega of the argument that he is sometime about five years earlier, same level of professionalism, the to the canal came from changes in defending the canal," Garcia said in but insist that the waterway can only same high ethical norms, that the world trading patterns. an opinion column in Sunday's be handed over "to a freely elected system of merit for workers will Grain was the main product editions of The New York Times. government of Panama." continue and that the canal will be transported through the canal but Washington has sought, "By reducing the term for depoliticized," he said. Australian grain exports, which did Waon snton a d dightt g returning the canal to five years, the not use the canal, were increasingly diplomatic U.S. would pull the rug out from "Ifcompeting with the U.S. grain trade pressures, to force Noriega's ouster under him (Noriega) while not capable of projecting these to the Far East. as Panama's military chief and de strengthening the democratic assurances to the work force, the factor ruler ever since his indictment opposition," Garcia said. most likely thing is that we will see a on U.S. drug and racketeering "What is the importance for the great exodus of highly qualified charges in February 1988. U.S. of having the canal four or five Panamanian workers who can find In recent weeks, U.S. troops have years longer if it will be handed over well-paid work anywhere." added to the war of nerves by to Panama anyway .How Manfredo, who is due to step stepping up maneuvers in Panama in important are a few years, when down at the end of this year after 10 an apparent attempt to intimidate compared to ending a dictatorship years as deputy administrator, said Noriega and the 15,000-man military on the continent," he said. he was concerned that some he commands. Garcia said "reliable sources in the Panamanian workers had already Garcia said all the U.S. efforts Panamanian government" told him taken early retirement and moved to have failed and called the U.S. that "the vast majority voted for the the United States. maneuvers "a wrong-headed policy opposition to General Noriega" in Panamanians make up 87 percent of military muscle-flexing which Panama's general elections last May. of the canal's 7,500 workers. Latin America has considered an There was an international outcry The canal marked its 75th unnecessary threat." when Noriega annulled the elections. anniversary last week at a time of "Nevertheless," Garcia warned, political crisis in Panama, financial Noriega, who denies any "people are getting accustomed to austerity and growing competition wrongdoing, has repeatedly depicted the present situation" in which the from other forms of transport. himself as a victim ofU.S. aggression deeply entrenched Noriega is The canal has been caught up in aimed at maintaining Washington's outwitting all efforts to oust him. the feud between the United States control over the Panama Canal "Once again, time is on his side," and Panamanian strongman Gen. beyond the year 2000, when the Garcia said. Manuel Antonio Noriega, with

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6 Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 financial news Economy strong; inflation gains modest WASHINGTON (Reuter) -With five federal reserve banks -was to central bank feels compelled to assert cool inflationary pressures. In June the U.S. economy showing surprising meet Tuesday to review the state of its independence. the Fed became worried about an strengthandonlymodestgainsinthe the economy and determine In addition, they said, the economic slowdown and eased fight against inflation, the Federal monetary policy over the next several administration chose an odd time to slightly. Reserve is unlikely to respond weeks. criticize the Fed since it had already The Fed's next move wass likely to quickly to Bush administration pleas The policymakers may be inclined eased rates slightly and its policies be hotly debated Tuesday, for lower interest rates, economists to hold interest rates steady for a appeared to be working. economists say. The bank presidents say. while, but could go for a slight "It's always dangerous for people on the policymaking committee have The Fed's policymaking Open decrease, economists say. like (Darman) to get involved," said favored more credit restraint, while Market Committee -consisting of "A good case can be made for a economist David Hale of Kemper most of the board governors have Fed governors and the presidents of gentle, further move toward Financial Services Inc. favored an easier stance, with monetary ease over the next two The White House, though, does Chairman Alan Greenspan staying in weeks," said Lyle Gramley, notappeartobewillingtobackdown themiddle. Mortgage Bankers Association in its battle for lower rates. Fed governor Wayne Angell told a economist and former Fed governor. "We believe inflation is on a group in Kansas City last week he But the administration has to downward trend. The producer and thought the Fed had been successful "keep its mouth shut" so the Fed can consumer price indexes show that," in its quest to cool inflation without ease rates without seeming to be White House spokesman Marlin bringing the current economic giving in to White House demands, Fitzwater said. "Lower inflation expansion, now in its seventh year, to he added. should take the pressure off interest a screeching halt. White House Budget Director rates." "I believe we have followed a Richard Darman criticized the Fed The government reported Friday monetary policy that gives us some last week for holding interest rates that consumer prices rose a modest chance of bringing inflation down too high at the risk of pushing the 0.2 percent in July. Excluding without causing a recession," he said. economy into a recession. President volatile food and energy, prices were Economists see the Fed holding Bush backed Darman, saying he "can up a less encouraging 0.4 percent that steady on policy while it tries to get a feel very comfortable with his likely to reinforce a go-slow policy at clear picture of the economy. At best, sallying forth and saying that." the Fed, economists noted. the Fed could decide to move rates But many economists said the From March 1988 to March 1989, lower by about a quarter of a criticism will do little good in getting the Fed gradually pushed short-term percentage point over the next few lower rates and could backfire if the interest rates higher in an effort to months, some suggest. Producerprices, retailsales give markets big boost NEW YORK (Reuter) -Reports to incentive programs. Lieberman said inflation is inflation," he said. on producer prices and retail sales for That held down the PPI while probably running at an annual rate More likely, however, is that the July gave financial markets a big causing a big jump in auto sales. of 4 percent, the same as last year. Fed will look at the PPI data and last boost Friday, but analysts said the "Auto sales .account for over Even if inflation did not actually week's unemployment data with an data may give an exaggerated picture half the increase (in retail sales),"said increase in July, some worry that the eye toward easing credit sometime in of tapering inflation and vtrnnger Wy1. fivpi,,d -ntni raqe 1 A qtrr-np demand seen in retail sales -the future. consumption. percent in July. when combined with strength in the "I we get som. -jaw -m Producer prices fell 0.4 percent in Stock and bond markets were labor force and higher wages slow growth next week .they might July, after a 0.1 percent June decline. cheered by the signs of lower reported in July -will cause inflation consider it," said Beth Reiners, a Retail sales rose 0.9 percent after a inflation. The key 30-year Treasury to speed up again later, prompting money market economist at Dean 0.1 percent drop in the prior month. bond rose 1-6/32 to 102-10/32, and the Fed to tighten monetary policy. Witter Reynolds Inc. However, "Are the reports an aberration? the Dow Jones industrial average "It could," agreed Mike Tindall, Reiners said she thought an easing is We don't think inflation is that low, briefly surpassed its all-time closing an economist with Discount Corp. of unlikely until after the meeting of the nor do we think consumer demand is high of 2,722.42 until profit-taking New York. "The Fed's focus has policy-making Federal Open Market that strong .But the economy is knocked it off its highs. historically been more on the side of Committee on Aug. 22. doing better than expected, and the But some questioned whether the Federal Reserve looks on target with markets had over-reacted. A pple takes bruising in law suit its goal of a soft landing," said David "The PPI numbers look fabulous, Wyss, an economist at Data but on the other hand, the data is SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -Windows 2.03 and HewlettResources Inc. nowhere near as positive as the Apple Computer Inc. was handed a Packard's New Wave programs The Federal Reserve is trying to (bond) market has interpreted it," blow in a high-stakes computer violated copyrights on the way the engineer a soft landing for the said Charles Lieberman, a managing software lawsuit Friday when a Macintosh displays images on the economy, moderating growth yet director at Manufacturers Hanover federal judge substantially narrowed screen. avoiding the twin demons of Securities Corp. Apple's claims against Microsoft Schwarzer tentatively ruled that inflation and recession. Lieberman said that much of the Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. certain features of Microsoft and Friday's reports came as PPI's decline was due to one-time car In a proposed ruling that could be Hewlett-Packard's programs were something of a surprise to incentives and a dip in usually changed later, U.S. District Judge protected by a 1985 license economists who had expected sales volatile crude oil prices, as well as a William Schwarzer limited Apple's agreement and were "out of the case. to rise 0.7 percent, but wholesale "negative contribution" from claim that Microsoft and HewlettBut he left unresolved some of the inflation to be unchanged from June. tobacco after a one-time price Packard copied the "look and feel" of more important computer features in The chief reasons for the fall in increase in June. Apple's popular Macintosh dispute, including the use of prices were declines in energy and "Excluding the adjustments for all computers. overlapping windows and the auto prices, economists said. these, underlying inflation rose Apple filed a lawsuit in March arrangement of symbolic icons on the Auto dealers cut prices in July due about 0.3 percent to 0.4 percent." 1988 charging that Microsoft's computer screen. NEW YORK (AP) -Sales, price and net change of the 15 most active New York di e Stock Exchange issues, trading nationally at more than a dollar: NrMe r olume Last Chg. Sales, price and net change of the 10 most active American Stock Exchange Bristmyer 2,144,400 48 3/4 +3/8 issues, trading nationally at more than a dollar: CitzSouCp 2,070,700 33 3/4 +1/8 Name Volume Last Chg. Amer TT 1,687,800 38 1/4 -1 1/4 RAT nd 2,692,800 125/16 +3/16 Most active over-the-counter stocks supplied by NAS). Tex Uti 1,603400 32 1/4 -1/8 TexasAirCp 508,700 18 3/4 +3/4 Name Volume Asked Chg. Exxon 1,537,300 43 1/4 -1/2 Atari 279,200 87/8 -2/4 Lypho 4,201,500 30 1/4 +7 3/4 Mayta 1451,300 23 1/4 MCI 1,369,000 36 7/B -1 Cpt3A/c s 1,441,100 16 1/4 el/ AlzaCp 258,500 26 1/2 +7/8 Marionah 1,86,70 255/ if/I FruitLoom 255,l100 14 1/a -2/4 Ape ,2,0 2 / +a~o.a ,8,0 558 1 EngySvc 229,600 3 1/2 el/I Intel 1,216,900 2823/4 -3/4 Dow~hem 1,269,100 100 +/ Lionel 196,000 7 1/2 +1/ Summa 957,800 2 5/8 -7/8 WarnrComm 1,283,300 66 7/8 -1/4 Sum itT 869,900 95/16 +1 1/2 IBM 1,228,500 112 -2 1/8 Amdahl 188,700 1423/4 -1/4 Whelhrt 664,900 9 5/8 GenElct 1,216,200 56 1/2 -1 1/2 TotalPeti 177,000 22 1/4 -1/4 LveEnt s 659,600 18 1/2 -2 1/2 PhilipPet 1,099,400 23 5/8 CamBS 584,900 10 3/4 +5/8 1SX Corp 1,070,500 33 5/8 -5/8 TelcmA 543,800 37 1/8 -5/8

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Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 / military news I Second Trident 2 missile destroyed by Navy CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) USS Tennessee at 5:10 p.m. EDT "Missile performance was normal deliver a nuclear bomb to within -An unarmed Trident 2 missile was Tuesday as the giant submarine was during launch, ignition and powered about 400 feet of a target. destroyed shortly after launch from a cruising about 50 feet below the flight until a failure caused the missle Critics claim that with such submerged nuclear submarine in the surface of the Atlantic Ocean some to destruct early in first stage flight," pinpoint accuracy the Trident 2 second major setback for the Navy's 200 miles east of Cape Canaveral, said Air Force Tech Sgt. Ivy Paige. should be viewed as a "first-strike" most powerful weapon in three sea Fla. "Cause of the malfunction cannot be offensive weapon and for that trials. Propelled from one of the determined until telemetry is reason,theweaponsystemhasbeena A frequent target of anti-military Tennessee's 24 missile tubes by a studied." frequent target for protesters at the protesters, the three-stage $26.5 powerful charge of compressed gas, Paige did not know how long the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station the first stage of the 126,000-pound first stage fired before the failure since test flights began in January million missile was fired from the solid-fuel missile ignited as planned. happened or whether the missile blew 1987. up on its own or on radio command The $1.3 billion USS Tennessee, after straying off course. launched Dec. 13, 1986, at Groton, It was the third sea launch of a Conn., and manned by a crew of 156, Trident 2 missile in 22 test firings to is the first Ohio-class nuclear date -19 were launched from the submarine built to carry Trident 2 Cape by Lockheed Missiles and missiles. Space Co. of Sunnyvale, Calif., The giant subs, which measure 560 ended in a spectacular failure March feet long and 42 feet across, are 21 when a nozzle system driven by steam turbines powered by malfunctioned and sent the rocket water-cooled nuclear reactors. With cartwheeling out of control. 24 missile tubes, Ohio-class subs Test flights were suspended for a carry 50 percent more missiles than thorough failure in analysis of the 16-tube Poseidon boats. failure and the second sea launch was The Navy hopes to build 20 successfully conducted Aug. 2, five Trident 2-equipped submarines days after environmentalists although at present there are nine disrupted a planned launch try by Trident subs in service, including the sailing into the danger area 50 miles Tennessee, and five others are under east of Cape Canaveral. construction or funded. Before Tuesday's launch, the Trident 2 test record stood at for Secrets' four failures in 21 flights, although the Navy counts only three as S t says failures, saying one missile launched from a ground pad was blown up on stop the presses radio command from the ground by mistake. ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) Paige said that "there were no Former Marine Sgt. Clayton damages or injuries" as a result of Lonetree, who was court.uesaay's malfunction. martlaled in the sex-for-secrets The first stage of a Trident 2 is scandal at the U.S. Embassy in designed to burn about 65 seconds, Moscow, wants a federal court to falling away just before the second pull copies of a book about his stage ignites for another 65-second case from stores and halt further "burn." The third stage of the Trident publication. 2 missile is designed to burn for 40 The former embassy guard said seconds, boosting the warheadin a complaint filed Thursday in carrying nose section to nearly 14,000 U.S. District Court that the book, mph. "The Court-Martial of Clayton The 44-foot rockets are thought to Lonetree," is based on PREFLIGHTCHECK-CoL.BrewsterH. Shaw Jr., USAF, commander have a maximum range of up to 6,900 confidential information obtained of the Space Shuttle Columbia, checks his T-38 jet trainer, during a pre miles, depending on how many by his defense team and flight inspection before Columbia's recent launch. (AP Laserphoto) warheads are carried, and they are jeopardizes his appeal. believed to be so accurate they can The book was written by Lake Headley, a private investigator who worked for Lonetree's Aquino, Bush to discuss 'bases issue' dns. t hs 1,7cout-.artial. The book is already available in MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -two-day visit to Manila, told "The president explained to them some bookstores. President Corazon Aquino will reporters the group discussed the the steps already being taken leading The complaint also names travel to the United States Nov. 9 for upcoming trip during a meeting with to possible talks toward the end of publisher Henry Holt and Co., talks with President Bush on the Aquino at the presidential palace. this year," Manglapus said. Inc., of New York, and asks future of vital U.S. military bases in "We're very excited that she's In a radio interview earlier in the $100,000 in punitive damages. the Philippines, officials announced coming and we want to make her visit day, Vice President Salvador Laurel Murial Caplan, counsel for the last week. very successful," Schroeder said. proposed that the bases be phased publisher, said she couldn't A formal statement issued by the Philippine Foreign Secretary Raul out over a 5or 10-year period. He comment becauseshehadnotseen presidential palace gave no details of Manglapus said the subject of the also urged Aquino to reveal where a copy of the complaint. the visit but said Aquino and Bush U.S. bases came up during the she stands on the bases issue. Daniel E. Johnson, one of also will discuss "important political, meeting between Aquino and the "We should take the initiative Lonetree's lawyers, said economic and financial issues," congressional delegation, which also because we are the landlords," said publishing company officials told including debt relief and U.S. includes Reps. Solomon Ortiz, DLaurel, who broke with Aquino two defense lawyers Wednesday that it economic aid for the Philippines. Texas, Andy Ireland, R-Fla., and years ago and now heads the would not voluntarily withdraw U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Platt Floyd Spence, R-S.C. opposition. copies of the book. said the talks in Washington will deal Lonetree, stationed in Moscow extensively with the future of the six Koreans can defend selves in m id 90's i 95 19wsdentified in military facilities in the Philippines, news accounts as having had an including Clark Air Base and Subic NEW YORK (Reuter) -The Korea. affair with a Soviet woman who Bay Naval complex. commander of U.S. forces in South M intoviet win o Aquino first visited Washington in Korea said there will be no military Menetrey told the newspaper his a syegedly introduced him to a spy. September 1986. need for American troops there after view was based on the premises that That spy allegedly used his The 1947 treaty covering the U.S. the mid 1990s if current trends the modernization plan would be relations with Lonetree to installations expires in 1991. continue, The New York Times completed, that South Korean obtain dofcu ts describing the Although Aquino has repeatedly said reported at the weekend. es economic progress would continue layout of the embassy. AhehisgheApin her options open on It quoted the commander, Gen. and that Soviet and Chinese restraint Lonetree, who says his defense she is keeping o of North Korea would continue. team didn't fully Inform him of renewing the treaty, she has agreed to Louis Menetrey, as saying in an plea-bargain offers, is appealing informal talks in December on interview that South Korea's plan to "If those trends continue, there the cas to the Navy-Marine extending the pact. modernize its armed forces, should be stability on the peninsula Corps Court of Military Revew. Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo., including the acquisition of 120 without the United States being part He was convicted of espionage who heads a four-member U.S. fighter planes, would make it strong of the equation in the mid-1990s,"he iAUVW 1"7. congressional delegation making a enough to stand alone against North said.

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8 Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 The Ch6ppingBlock Trivia Test SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY -Whnen I Tine is more precious than ever these dlays, especially for the homemaker sli1.rtains ona fla urtain rod 1 1 Nations: Name three countries who holds an outside joh. Yes, it's convenient and easy to pick up dinner at. a tak a rnr ab k i that border Poland. "gourmet" deli or take-out restaurant. But it's an expensive luxury. Maybe in nr detad, Into the t 2. Capitals: What is the state the time you wall in the customer line You could he cooking up a less rd with the d ,f .tkie capital of Arkansas? yxpesiveo aiithusomel in esyuce coootruding T [n u3. States: What state has the expensive, ire delicious meal in a pressure cooker.tto nickname, "Golden State?" In about 35 minutes, for example, you can cook a large brisket of heef with .4. Space: What is currently the a tangy sauce. Use half for dinner one night and freeze the remainder for most distant planet from the sun? dinner a few nights later or the following veek. It takes only a few minutes 5. Movies: Name the actor who to reheat in a microwave oven or pressure cooker. won an Oscar for "Best Actor" in the PRESTO ROLLED BRISKET AND SAUCE 1974 flick "Harry And Tonto." I four-pound beef brisket .6. Finance: What type of currency 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 2 tablespoons dry oregano is used in Poland? tablespoon fresh rg or 2 tablespoons dry "and7. Music: What group recorded tablespoon fresh marjoram or 2 tablespoons dry marjoram, salt, andthe July 1976 number one hit single, pepper f "Afternoon Delight"? I small clove garlic, finely minced 8. Religion: Who is the founder of 4 green onions, trimmed the religion Islam? 1 tablespoon cooking oil 9. Presidents: Who replaced 1 12-ounce can beer car 1n Ulysses Grant as the 19th president kmg cup worn of the United States? 1,1 Cup water I,,, ,h1ands -n the stetrr wheelt % clip chili sauce 2 tablespoons flour are HAPPY BIRDIES -Bfr 9d I", IrI 'r ;9gea It uorn. remov 01 SsuHel p ~cans It[11 for bird prhes an dlesb 6tta hing suti and ouaiurers 8 pird sedto ti,,m.~ Simnpy win, Oil' rAcks apq oa 1IS'l, uoI t ISA My i uig hi lutiu en Iasei r~t. ''rmni neesayt fti aha(lrtlrsnrgooe. -01 m aZ mb of a tre careers et nidg 'I t' havb all kInd ifuriids veJnItng pipir m1,s 1ok for I s a Trivia Test Answers Remove all fat: from brisket, Sprinkle with herbs, salt, pepper in garlic. Thi we you m m a visia to 22) Thseek, Haon co er Pace green onions across brisket. Roll as for a jelly roll, seating at he short unt'u ePi Mays hit during their illustrious and. Tie securely. (Trim if necessary to fit in a six quart pressure cooker.) -oisoa3z"'Ai 11 AulutaaD isL I careers? seat cooking oil in a six-quart pressure cooker. Brown brisket on all sides; set gsine. Place beer, water and cooking rack in pressure cooker. Pf o brisket on rack. Close pressure cooker cover securely. Place pressure fegltOr Omvent pipe. Gook for 35 minutes at 15 pounds Of pressure. Let piressure drop of its own accord. DO no. attempt To remove cover until pressure is completely ARIES (March 21 to April -19) LIBRA (SepteMP ber 23 to October reduced. Remove brisket t~o a warm platter. Remove cooking rack. Blend This week you may make a visit to 22) This week, handle co-workers together chili sauce andflourtai brand cook y the same old haunt, but exciting carefully and be attentive to ev-r a .stir until mixture sioers and thickens. Makes feree cuAso gravy.don'ma e n t detaings a a brisket immediately or freeze for future use. Makes eight to 10 generous creative endeavors come your way ment could effect your love life at which will reap future financial this time. Though you may be a bit servKegs. gains. While you're serious-minded upset with a mate, a flirtation now now, you are quite capable of seems unwise. Beware of mix-ups in 6 o J tIhm That Typinnovative new ideas. travel plans. TAURUS (April 20 May 20) Make SCORPIO (October 23 to Novemsure this week that you follow ber 21) Your social life goes into a Top 10 Singles through on all commitments and tailspin this week if you're touchy everything will be fine with a close with others or insensitive to their 8. Soula AbdSul "ed eparMoin," (Virgin) ast Abdk: "od H friend. Also, don't make promises needs. Hurt feelings are also a (9.rgher Last I: Cod Tn Bthat you can't keep. Now is a better possibility in the romance depart2. Gloria Estean "Don't Wanna time to work on ideas rather than ment. On a happier note, though, a 10.e Warran "Heaven, N Coum Chne5ttetpo h o eaeJnay1)Nw cacst bia) No 20 )d uptThe Block presenting them. Forego being business meeting comes off beauti"Hangin' Tough," (Columbia) No. 8 extravagant now. fully with future financial gains. 4. Karyn White "Secret RendezvGEMINI (May 21 June 20) This is SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to ous," (Warner) No. 4 an excellent week to get involved December 21) Beware of a honcho 5. Debbie Gibson "No More with a project, and you'll get much who may drive a hard bargain on the Rhyme," (Atlantic) No. 5 accomplished. Do-it-yourself proworkfront. Despite some last-minute 6. L.L. Cool J "I'm That Type Of jets around the house ae favored. hitches, travel is auspicious. A quick Guy," (Def Jam/Columbia) No. 7 Local travel proves to be interesting getaway could lead to long-lasting 7. Donny Osmond "Sacred EGeonow. What looks like a routine romance. Scrutinize new proposition," (Capitol) No. 9 meeting of a group is anything but. tions carefully as future financial 8. Soul II Soul "Keep On Movin ," CANCER (June 21 to July 22) developments are favorable at this (Virgi ) No. 1illiad during o This week is probably not the best time. Time," (Geffen) No. 12 Patti LaBelle time to take the children shopping. CAPRICORN (December 22 to 10. Warrant "Heaven," (ColumChan ges at the top on the job leave January 19) New chances to bia) No. 20 10. Eddie Murphy "Put Your you in a good position. It's a good improve your income arrive In the Mouth On Me," (Columbia) No. 22 time for business meetings and the later part of the week. Your thinking Top R&B/Soul .furthering of your ambitions. You're is right on target, but you tend to ( Stephanie MilC Something In Top C&W Sng les at a turning point with a close tie, yet second-guess yourself too much at The Way (You Make Me Feel)," 1. Randy Travis "Promises," things can be worked out to your this time. Be confident, but not (MCA) Last Week: No. 4 (Warner Bros.) Last Week: No. 2 satisfaction. cocky when dealing with business 2. Teddy RTey Featuring Guy 2. Willie Nelson "Nothing I Can LEO (July 23 to August 22) Listen partners and/or onchos. Be "My Fantasy," (Motown) No. 2 Do About It Now," (Columbia/CBS) to your intuition in business this straight-forward in dealings about 3. Alyson Williams Featuring No. 3 week. You seem to know when to romance. Nikki D "My Love Is So Raw," (Def 3. The Forester Sisters "Don't listen and when to speak out at this AQUARIUS (January 20 To Jao/Columbia) No. 4 You," (Warner) No. 4 time. Now is also a good time to February 18) You'll need advice in 4. Aretha Franklin/Whitney 4. Highway 101 "Honky Tonk revise a plan. Financial developfinancial dealings this week. Not Houston "1s Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Heart," (Warner) No. 5 ments are favorable, but they should everything is straightforward. Never Gonna Be," (Arista) No. 6 5. The Judds "Let Me Tell You be kept secret for now. Let others Although you normally have a good (S. artab eia e "If You A b .lt ve WrrC )"N.Time," get to know the real you in romance. sense for facts and figures, your 6. The Isley Bros. "Spend The (RCA) No. 7 VIRGO (August 22 to September intuition is off right now. A romantic Night (Ce Soir)," (Warner Bros.) No. 7. Southern Pacif "Any Way 22) A minor argument on the weekend is in the stars for you. 9 The Wind Blows," (Warner Bros.) homefront could be the cause for a PISCES (February 19 to March 7. Natalie Cole Duet With No. 8 major argument, unless you curb 20) A situation you've been wonderFreddie Jackson "I Do," (EMI) No. 8. Rodney Cromwell "Above And your sometimes quick temper. Also, ing about needs closer scrutiny. 10 Beyond," (Columbia/CBS) No. 9 you could throw money needlessly There is more going on than just S. Eric Gable "Remember (The 9. Ricky Van Shelton "Living away, unless you exercise careful what's on the surface. Along those First Time)," (Orpheus/EMI) No. 11 Proof," (Columbia/CBS) No. 10 judgment with shopping and pleasame lines, a flattering co-worker 0, Patti LaBelle "If You Asked 10. Steve Wariner "I Got sure pursuits. A talk about money shouldn't be trusted, as this person Me To," (MCA) No. 14 Dreams," (MCA) No. 15 could put the other person on the has designs on your position. I -_ .defensive.

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Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 9 lifestyle Ford develops a computer diagnostic system TRAVERSE CITY (Reuter) -"We realize we have to have useful to owners of used cars, who The system can be used only with After years of research, Ford Motor smaller versions for small dealers," will be able to get a full record of their car models equipped with a special Co. said last week it has developed a he said. Miskowski added that the .auto's repair history, Miskowski diagnostic link. Miskowski said the computer diagnostic system that company is considering offering a said. company has installed the link on its hooks up to an automobile's onsimilar system to its European auto The system will be compatible with Lincoln-Continental luxury models board computer to analyze the car's dealers. dealers' other computer systems. and Taurus and Sable sedans, and problems and suggest possible The SBDS hooks up to a vehicle's Miskowski said Ford paid for the will feature it on a new version of the repairs. on-board computer through a direct development costs, which he Escort subcompact to be introduced The Service Bay Diagnostic data link. It provides service estimated in the millions of dollars, next year. System (SBDS), announced by Ford technicians with information about a but he would not provide a specific He said it will be available on all at a University of Michigan car's problems and offers possible figure. Ford models by the mid-1990s. automotive seminar, has been an repair solutions and technical advancement long studied in the U.S. information. auto industry ever since on-board "What we're after is to eliminate computers were introduced in the intermittent (mechanical) failures late 1970s. These computers, some and take a large slice out of our no larger than a cigarette package, industry's nemesis -repeat repairs," run a car's engine, electrical, climate said Miskowski. control and audio systems. Data for the SBDS will be updated Ford said the system will be regularly by compact disc. The available to its dealers late in 1990. It automaker plans to keep track of is believed to be the first such automaker is to kee a diagnostic tool that will be in use by repairs to its autos by reviewing a al dalrsofa .S atocopay. dealer's repair file on a daily basis.4 all dealers of a U.S. auto company. SBDS could mean $150 million Miskowski said the system will worth of business for its developer, include a portable computer so the Hewlett-Packard Co. Lee technician can identify problems Miskowski, general manager of the during a test drive. Ford Parts and Service division, said "When we launch the program the new system will cost $30,000 per nationally at the end of next year, all unit. of our service technicians using Each of Ford's 5,000 U.S. dealers SBDS will be as smart as our best must purchase some form of the electronics engineers," he said. system, although Miskowski said a He said the system will also tell smaller version might be developed mechanics whether an owner has for dealers with lower volume taken the car in for recalls. Such business. information can be particularly Doctor suing prep school TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -A man has undergone drug rehabilitation at has sued a prestigious prep school, a cost of $32,304, the lawyer said. saying his son's education extended Perrucci said his client wants to be to drugs and alcohol with the school's reimbursed for the drug counseling knowledge. and $33,739 in tuition paid over three Dr. Manuel C. Palao alleges in a years. lawsuit filed in federal court in The lawsuit also seeks personal Trenton that his 13-year-old son damages for the boy's mental Michael became addicted to drugs anguish, loss of reputation -and SERIOUS FUN -Real-life lawyers perform Ann Carlson's performance and alcohol at Lawrenceville School. damages for two lost years of income piece, "Sloss, Kerr, Rosenburg and Moore, "aspart of aprogram of works of Palao charges that officials knew as a result of the interruption of his 10 contemporary dance performance companies at NewYork's Lincoln of and condoned drug and alcohol schooling, the lawyer said. Center Aug. 2. (AP Laserphoto) use by youths at the boarding school that was established in 1810 and has amna Court drops citations against 14 Amish Malcolm Forbes Sr. and rock 'n'roll star Huey Lewis. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -The constitutional right to freely exercise substantial burden on the Amish At the end of each semester, Minnesota Supreme Court Friday their religious beliefs, but he also objectors, Kelley said. housemasters responsible for the dismissed traffic citations against 14 asked that a higher state court review "They face a choice of either youth's dormitory would pass out Amish who had refused to display the matter. adhering to their religious beliefs by containers to collect contraband "as safety emblems on their horse-drawn Because some members of the refusing to adopt 'worldly symbols' a form of general amnesty," the buggies as required by state law. Amish community do not object to bearing 'loud colors' and suffering lawsuit charges. Members of Minnesota's Amish complying with the law, Snyder held the consequent criminal sanctions "The contraband collected would community have a constitutional that the Amish did not have a or rejecting those beliefs in order to generally fill a large plastic trash right to refuse to affix the orange-red collective, genuine, sincere religious -comply" with the law, he said. bag," the lawsuit alleges. slow-moving vehicle emblems to belief on the issue. The Supreme Court held that the Officials at the Lawrenceville their buggies, the court unanimously He also ruled that though state has a legitimate interest in School said they had not seen the ruled. application of the statute did infringe protecting the public, including the lawsuit and were not prepared to "These appellants -are unwilling upon the exercise of the religious Amish, on its highways. But it ruled comment on it, according to Dorothy to compromise their belief that the belief of some of the Amish, the that even the option under the law for Silvestri, secretary to Associate 'loud' colors required and the infringement was warranted by a use of a black triangular sign was Headmaster Anthony Wilson. 'worldly symbols' the triangular compelling state interest: protectingburdensome to the Amish religious Palao of Bethlehem, Pa., enrolled shape represents to them conflicts the health, safety and welfare of all beliefs. his son in September 1985 at the with the admonitions found in travelers on public highways. The court dismissed all charges school, which is about 10 miles north Apostle Paul's Epistles," Associate In the decision released Friday, the against the Amish. of Trenton. He removed Michael Justice Glenn Kelley wrote. Supreme Court agreed with the from the school in 1988 after learning "To them to do so would be Amish defendants that the trial court he had become addicted to drugs and putting their faith in 'worldly improperly determined that to be alcohol, his lawyer, Michael J. symbols' rather than in God." "sincere" a belief must be shared by a Perrucci, said Thursday. Between February and September religious community as a whole. Perrucci said the boy began using 1988, each of the defendants received "The fact that at least one of the marijuana and alcohol during his a traffic citation for operating a appellants has already actually first year. Since leaving the school he horse-drawn buggy on a public suffered jail incarceration, and that highway without displaying the the others have persistently emblem required or an alternative expressed a willingness to do so black triangular emblem the law rather than comply with the statute, permits in cases such as theirs. must assuredly buttress that implicit In December, Fillmore County finding that the appellants District Judge Clement H. Snyder individually possessed a personal rejected the Amish contention that sincerity of belief," Kelley said. the requirement violated their The statute's provisions imposed a

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Tropic Times Aug. 23, 1989 L sports Johnson salvages 'bad'start, comes up winner NEW YORK (AP) -After Mays is really special." second and then third. $6.1 million for three years. Howard Johnson made several ugly After Johnson spent three seasons The result was a start in the AllIncluding the option year for 1993, throws in the first week ofthe season, in Detroit, Manager Sparky Star Game and a new contract worth the deal is for $8.1 million. some observers suggested that the Anderson didn't think the infielder New York Mets' third baseman was would be remembered for very much headed for another 30-30 season. and the Tigers traded him to the Mets Only this time, the combination for pitcher Walt Terrell on Dec. 7, would include errors. 1984. Anderson thought Johnson had a His critics called it a career year problem relaxing on the field and when Johnson hit 36 homers, drove would never make it as an everyday in 99 runs and stole 32 bases in 1987. player. Managers Whitey Herzog of St. Louis and Jim Leyland of Pittsburgh The Mets weren't sure, either. thought Johnson was corking his bat. In 1986, Johnson shared playing After all, Johnson had been only time with Kevin Mitchell and Ray 1-for-26 lifetime in postseason play, Knight, who ended up as the World the ecod-lwes in ajo legue Series MVP. h stecond-lowest in major league Knight and Mitchell were gone in Johnson's numbers fell to 24 1987, and the third base job was homers, 68 RBIs and 23 steals last Johnson's until rookie Gregg season and the Mets spent most of Jefferies came along late last season. last winter trying to trade him. The Mets pegged Jefferies as their "I had a long difficult off-season third baseman of the future and seeing my name in so many trade weren't sure where Johnson fit in. rumors," Johnson said. Before this season, Johnson His surgically repaired right almost ended up in Seattle, along shoulder healed by the end of April, with several other Mets for leftand since then, Johnson has been on hander Mark Langston. a tear. It was a deal Mets manager Davey Sunday, he hit his 30th home run, Johnson didn't want to make and at joining Bobby Bonds and Willie the last moment the Mariners Mays as the only major leaguers to declined. hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a At the start of the season, Johnson season more than once. Bonds did it was batting seventh and unhappy five times and Mays twice. about it. "This wasn't automatic," Johnson Jefferies wasn't hitting and Keith SPRINGING BACK -Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis stars said. "It took a lot of time to get Hernandez was out with an injury, so with Juliet Lambert in the Long Beach Civic Light Opera's production of there. To be remembered with Willie Johnson was given a shot at batting 'Cinderella .'(AP Laserphoto) Judge delays Polonia's sentencing until Oct. 2 MILWAUKEE(AP)-NewYork child, but the judge delayed Wednesday, Polonia remained in The criminal complaint said the Yankees outfielder Luis Polonia was sentencing until after the baseball Milwaukee to discuss the case. He girl told authorities she and Polonia convicted Monday on a misdemeanseason. rejoined the team Thursday in had intercourse twice, once before or charge of sexual intercourse with a Polonia, 24, pleaded no contest to Detroit. the girl's mother called the hotel and the charge that he had sex with a Polonia came to the Yankees last talked to the player and once after the di 15-year-old girl at a downtown hotel month in a trade that sent Ricky phone call. Baseball Standings last Wc4nesday and Milwaukee Henderson to the Oakland Athletics. The complaint said the girl told As of Auqust 22 County Circuit Judge Thomas Polonia's attorney, Dennis Coffey, authorities that after Polonia A M E R ICAN Doherty found him guilty. issued a statement Thursday that the answered the phone call he asked her East Division The charge carries a maximum player accepted full responsibility for "if she was a minor and she indicated W L Pt i B penalty of nine months in jail and the incident and wanted to apologize she was and she believes she may B e 64 5 .0 -$10,000 in fines. Under Wisconsin to his team and professional baseball. have told him that she was 16 years Baltimore 64 59 .520 -$1,0 infne.Une Ws"ni law, an adult may not have DiMotto said last week that a old." Miwaukee 65 61 .516 1/2 intercourse with a child under the age misdemeanor charge was issued The complaint said Polonia told Toronto 63 61 .508 1 1/2 of 16 even if the child consents. because the girl's family indicated she authorities he had been told before he Boston 58 64 .475 5 1/2 Assistant District Attorney John did not want to testify in court. He took the girl to the hotel that she was NeweYord 56 6: .4528 81/2 DiMotto recommended that Polonia said the girl will be 16 this month. 19. New York .be sentenced immediately, citing the Detroit 47 78 .376 IS trauma the case has had on the girl's West Division family. A ouwta breaks 3,000-meter record W L Pct. GB iotredasamntfm Oakland 1 L Pct. -DiMotto read a statement from NEW YORK (AP) -Said Ivan of Romania retained the the victim's family in which it was Aouita of Morocco, who won the women's overall lead with 49 California 74 48 .607 1/2 recommended that Polonia be Mobil Grand Prix men's overall points. Kansas City 70 53 .569 5 sentenced immediately to 30 days in title in 1986 and 19N, has moved Galin Chistyakova of the Texas 65 5 .533 9 1/2 the Milwaukee County House of closer to a third championship Soviet Union, winner of the long Minnesota 60 63 .488 15 Correction and pay a fine of $5,000. with a world record for 3,000 jump at Cologne, moved into a tie Seattle 57 66 .463 18 The family's statement said meters. for second place at 45 points with Chicago 52 72 .419 23 /2 Polonia should be sentenced to 90 Aouita, timed in 7 minutes, middle-distance runner Ana days in jail and fined $10,000 if the 29.45 seconds, at Sunday's Quirot of Cuba, sprinter Merlene N AT ION AL term was delayed until after the Weltklasse track and field meet in Ottey of Jamaica, hurdler Sandra East Division baseball season. Cologne, West Germany, is tied Farmer-Patrick of the United 1 L Pc t .GB Doherty, however, said he was not for the men's lead at 51 points with States and high jumper Jan familiar enough with the case to issue Roger Kingdom of the United Wohlschlag of the United States. Chicago 71 53 .573 -a sentence Monday and ordered a States, the world record-holder in Ottey won the 100 meters, New York 68 55 .553 2 1/2 presentence report. He set sentencing the 110-meter high hurdles. Quirot won the MO meters and Montreal 68 56 .548 3 for Oct. 2. The baseball season ends Javelin thrower Steve Backley Farmer-Patrick won the 400St. Louis 66 57 .537 4 1/2 Oct. 1. of Britain, pole vault world meter hurdles at Cologne, as all Pittsburgh 52 71 .423 18 1/2 Doherty also continued Polonia's record-holder Sergei Bubka of the three remained undefeated for the Philadelphia 50 73 .407 20 1/2 bail at $5,000. Soviet Union and 200-meter season. West Division Polonia, who had been in runner Robson da Silva of Brazil The Mobil Grand Prix is a series W L Pct. GB Milwaukee for a series between the are tied for third with 45 points of 17 meets in 14 nations. It San Francisco 71 53 .573 -Yankees and Brewers, was arrested apiece. culminates Sept. 1 with the Mobil HoUston 69 55 .556 2 last Wednesday at the Pfister Hotel Aouita now holds world records Grand Prix final at Monte Carlo, San Diego 61 63 .492 10 by police investigating a report of a in the 1,500,2,000,3,000 and 5,000 Monaco. Cincinnati 56 66 .468 13 missing 15-year-old girl. meters, and the world best in the Friday's Ivo van Damme Los Angeles 58 66 .468 13 He spent several hours in the City rarely-run two miles. Memorial at Brussels, Belgium, is Atlanta 50 74 403 21 Jail before being released on $5,000 World mile record-holder Paula the last meet prior to the final. bail. Although the Yankees left

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Tropic Times 12 Aug. 23, 1989 U.S. may extradite 100 Colombians for drugs WASHINGTON (AP) -The decide which might be targeted for Vargas has said such extraditions Supreme Court struck down the Bush administration is reviewing a extradition on drug charges now that will resume, a U.S. official said extradition treaty. Lehder is now in list of up to 100 Colombians to Colombian President Virgilio Barco Monday. federal prison in Marion, Ill., serving The exact number under review a life sentence without parole plus remains unclear, said Drug 135 years. Enforcement Administration The United States had been spokesman Frank Shults, who said pressuring Colombia to resume only that there are 50 to 100 names extraditions, particularly of the on the list being scrutinized. cartel leadership, and Barco on "There are lists of people for whom Saturday decreed measures that indictments have been processed in would allow alleged drug traffickers the United States, some of them to be extradited summarily to the going back a number of years," United States for trial. Shults said. "We, in conjunction with Barco's move was triggered by the the Justice Department, are Friday assassination of leading reviewing those lists and making an Colombian president candidate Luis assessment about the currency of the Carlos Galan, an outspoken foe of evidence, .the availability of the drug leaders. information." Shults said it was "premature" to Attorney General Dick Thornspeculate on whether the DEA would burgh said Sunday that the United send more agents to Colombia -States wants about a dozen beefing up the force of two dozen Colombian drug kingpins sent to the agents there now -to help locate United States to face trial. alleged drug traffickers wanted on "All the biggies are on the list" of charges in the United States. Colombians the United States would The DEA doesn't know where they like to have extradited, Shults said, all are and isn't sure exactly how including the leaders of the Medellin Barco's announced willingness to Cartel: Jose Rodriguez Gacha, 41, extradite them to the United States Pablo Escobar, 39, and Jorge Luis to stand trial will work out. Ochoa, 39. "A lot remains to be seen," Shults The Colombian government said. "We know, basically, .that announced that 10,000 people had President Barco has made this been arrested in major sweeps overture, but the specifics haven't including raids of properties of come forth yet. We stand ready to suspected drug traffickers, but there help however we can." was no report if the leaders of the Meanwhile, the DEA is concerned FROM ONE CRIME FIGHTER TO ANOTHER FBI Director Medellin or Cali cocaine cartels had about the safety of its agents in William Sessions appears surprised by cartoon crime fighter Spiderman been among them. Colombia but is not planning to pull during anewsconference at theFBIheadquartersin Washington early this One former cartel leader, Carlos anyone out, as it has done in other month kicking off this year's National Night Out Against Crime. (AP Lehder, was extradited to the United countries when violence threatens to Laserphoto) States in 1987, before the Colombian overwhelm them. Soldiers, police raid Colombian drug barons estates BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -outside Sincelejo, but gave no other with a water wheel, a gymnasium state of siege that has been in effect Soldiers and police raided the estates details. with weight-lifting equipment, an since 1984. It gives the military and of cocaine barons Monday, seizing Statements from the Defense indoor swimming pool and billiard police special powers to detain aircraft, cars and cattle and bringing Ministry said 622 weapons, 1,023 and table tennis tables. Soldiers suspects, stiffens penalties for those the number of people arrested in vehicles, scores of planes and guarding it said Rodriguez Gacha convicted of drug dealing and allows three days to more than 11,000, helicopters and four tons of cocaine owned many other estates. confiscation of property. authorities said. paste were confiscated. Among targets of the raids were He also authorized the OneofthosearrestedMondaywas Early Monday on Bogota's scores of properties owned by government to extradite drug believed to be a finance chief of the northern fringes soldiers swarmed Rodriguez Gacha and other drug suspects wanted in the United States, Medellin drug cartel. over an opulent compound said to be lords, including Pablo Escobar and which the cartel has opposed with The cartel bosses have eluded the owned by Gonzalo Rodriguez Jorge Ochoa. At one of Escobar's threats and murder. emergency-rule crackdown, but new Gacha, one of the biggest cocaine ranches, soldiers confiscated 2,000 Monday was a national holiday raids were being reported hourly dealers. head of cattle and 100 pigs, the and no officials were available to across the country. The estate included tennis, soccer Defense Ministry said. comment about U.S. willingness to President Virgilio Barco and basketball courts, a duck pond Barco invoked the powers of a send troops to help in the drug war. authorized the raids after the killings UT Thursday and Friday of a judge, a national police colonel and Sen. Luis U. Soviet relations in state of flux Carlos Galan of the Liberal Party, the leading presidential candidate HONOLULU (UPI) -The "road map" for such an ambitious changes is still up in the air, as is the and an outspoken opponent of the outgoing chairman of the Joint enterprise. outcome of the ethnic problems that drug bosses. Chiefs ofStaffsaid relations between "The Soviets are sailing in have troubled the huge nation, "We haven't yet been able to America and the Soviet Union may uncharted waters. There is an awful Crowe said. capture the drug cartel chiefs, but we be in flux for many years, and U.S. lot of playing it by ear, a day at a "It would be a great deal more have struck hard against their officials should not be tempted to time, patching and pasting as they rational to move gradually and immese ortune, ai nsy tGen rush changes in superpower go," he said. deliberately taking reasonable steps M ne Bones sdar my relations. The result of the Soviet Union's as the horizon becomes clearer, not Manuel Bonnet Locarno. "I am persuaded that we are economic reform and political before," he said. In an interview broadcast by the entering a period of uneasy transition national radio chain Caracol from which will hopefully lead to a new era the western city of Cali, a cocaine in the superpower relationship," U S in a on of P anam a is smuggling center, Bonnet said the Admiral William Crowe Jr., told the 0 0lL strategy was "economic war" on the Japan-America Society of Honolulu im m i ent. Cu ba char -oe traffickers, on last week. Defense Ministry communiques "But there are many uncertainties HAVANA (Reuter) -Cuba The editorial said U.S. troops said more than 11,000 people have still on the horizon, and my charged Monday that the United were carrying out exercises in and been detained in about 350 raids, but assessment is that we may be in this States is contemplating the use of around the Canal Zone in a move Bonnet said most were believed to be unsettled state for a long time," he force against Panama in a bid to it described as a "virtual simple employees of the cartel said. oust military leader Gen. Manuel intervention punctuated by members or low-level underlings. Crowe, 64, said it is becoming Antonio Noriega and sabotage the extreme psychological tension." However, military authorities in clearer every day that the Soviet Panama Canal trae It added that Washington's aim in Sincelejo, capital of northern Sucre leadership wants to change, but it is "The United States, in its foring Noriega's resignation was state, said they had captured an still an open question whether they drunken arrogance, feels tempted "to hamper the fulfillment of the alleged finance chief of the drug can change. to carry out a military action," a torhamperte furilment of cartel based in the industrial city of The Admiral said he believes sharply worded editorial in the Torrijos-Carter agreements of Medellin. Soviet leaders underestimated the official newspaper Granma said. 1977," under which the Canal They identified him as Educardo difficulties and time required for "It would beacolossalerrorand a Zone will be turned over to the Martinez Romero and said he was "perestroika." He said he was not show of terrifying political Panamanian government at the captured at a ranch two hours even sure it was possible to have a near-sightedness." end of the decade.


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