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the Tropic Times


Vol. II, No. 41 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 9, 1989


Navy submarine
becomes tangled
SAN DIEGO (UPI) - A small
Navy submarine installing
listening devices on the ocean
floor became entangled in a cable,
stranding three crewmen 1,270
feet under water several hours
before it broke free Wednesday,
officials said.
Two rescue vehicles were en
route to the area in Wilson Cove
off San Clemente Island when the
26-foot submarine Turtle broke
free about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday,
said Navy Cmdr. Doug Schamp.
Although the submarine had
been stranded at 1,270 feet,
crewmembers were in no
immediate danger because the
vehicle had a three-day air supply,
said Navy Lt. Sonja Hedley of the
San Diego Submarine Base.
The Turtle was designed to
search, locate and recover objects
on the ocean floor at depths to
10,000 feet, Schamp said.
The 24-ton submarine became
entangled in a kevlar line while
installing underwater hydro-
phones near San Clemente Island
about 4 p.m. Tuesday and was
unable to surface, Hedley said.
Officials said it was not
immediately known how the
submarine became entangled in
the cable.
The hydrophones installed by
the vehicle are used to listen to
submarines or other operations in
the area, Schamp said.
The support ship Lany Choest
was in contact with the
submarine's three crewmen.

Army holds three
for investigation
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - Three U.S. Army
soldiers are currently under
investigation by U.S. military
authorities for allegedly raping a
local woman in a set of U.S.
government living quarters in the
Military Area of Coordination
part of Fort Amador Tuesday
night.
It is also alleged that earlier in
the evening the soldiers had been
in an area designated as off-limits
by the U.S. Southern Command.
The accused soldiers, all
assigned to the 154th Signal
Battalion, 1109th Signal Brigade
under U.S. Army South, have
been placed in pre-trial
confinement as the investigation
continues.
Marines will hold
casualty exercise
U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) -- About 50 Marines,
soldiers and sailors will
participate in a joint service mass
casualty exercise at the Arraijan
Tank Farm and the U.S. Naval
Station. Panama Canal Saturday.
The purpose of the exercise is to
test and evaluate the effectiveness
of emergency medical response
plans. Participants will practice
triage, evacuation techniques and
first aid of simulated casualties.


PDF threaten Navy civilian


QUARRY HEIGHTS (USSOUTH-
COM PAO) - A U.S. civilian
employee of the U.S. Naval Station
Panama Canal residing in Colon was
threatened with bodily harm by
members of the Panama Defense
Forces (PDF) Oct. 30, after an
encounter he and his family had with
four Panamanian male civilians in
Colon.
While off duty, Teodoro Luna, a
security policeman with the Navy's
Security Detachment, sustained
verbal abuse and threats by PDF
members that day after having been
involved in an altercation with one of
four Panamanian men who had
threatened his son with a knife early
that morning.
The regime-controlled "Critica"
newspaper account Thursday of the
incident alleged that a U.S. Army
officer Lt. Teodoro Luna had
violently beat with a club Eladio
Santos, a 22-year-old Panamanian,
at a party in the Villa Guadalupe
section of Colon.
In his sworn statement to U.S.
naval security authorities, Luna
stated that his son had been attacked
by four men as he was going from
home to a neighborhood food store


in the Villa Guadalupe area. After
hearing about the attack from his son
and also his wife who went to check
on his whereabouts, Luna went to the
scene about 7:30 a.m. and became
involved in an altercation with one of
the four men. The man tried
unsuccessfully to stab first the son
and then Luna.
Shortly thereafter, a PDF member
arrived at the scene appearing to be
intoxicated, according to Luna, and
pulled his pistol on Luna threatening
to kill him. Then he challenged Luna
to fight him after handing his pistol
to a bystander and taking off his
fatigue shirt. After stomping on his
shirt and falling down, the PDF got
up and struck Luna's son twice with a
closed fist, at which time he was told
by the crowd to stop. *
Luna then took his wife and son to
the PDF station in Sabanita to
report the incident and the PDF's
behavior. There, after all three were
verbally abused, father and son were
handcuffed by PDF members and
transported to the PDF's Second
Zone headquarters in Colon.
En route back to Colon, one of the
PDF tried to force the boy to jump


CARRIER WRECKA GE-Navy investigators look over aircraft wreckage
on the flight deck of the carrier USS Lexington after a recent crash which
killed five. (AP laserphoto)


Chinese welcome Kissinger


BEIJING (UPI) - Former U.S.
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
received a warm welcome
Wednesday from Chinese leaders
who held a banquet in his honor at
the beginning of his three-day visit as
a guest of the government.
The official Xinhua news agency
said Vice-Premier Yao Yilin "had a
friendly, sincere conversation" with
Kissinger, and Rong Yiren, vice-
chairman of the National People's
Congress Standing Committee, was
host at a luncheon banquet at his
home.
Kissinger, who upset many
Americans with his defense of the
army's bloody crackdown on pro-
democracy demonstrators in
Tiananmen Square last June, said, "I
am always happy to come to China."
He started his day with a breakfast
with Vice-Premier and former
Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian, but
there were no official accounts of


what was discussed.
Kissinger arrived Tuesday night
and was staying at the Diaoyutai
State Guest House, which is
normally reserved for foreign
dignitaries.
'North Korean President Kim II-
Sung also occupied the guest house
before his departure Tuesday
evening. There was speculation that
Kissinger might meet with Kim to
discuss U.S.-North Korea relations,
but Asian diplomats said their stays
only overlapped for a few hours and
it was doubtful they had a chance to
talk.
Analysts said the Chinese were
particularly eager to welcome
Kissinger after his statements
regarding the clearing of Tiananmen
Square, in which hundreds and
perhaps thousands were killed.
Kissinger wrote in June, "No
government in the world would have
tolerated having the main square of
its capital occupied for eight weeks."


from the moving vehicle, threatening
to shoot him. Upon arrival at the
PDF headquarters, father and son
were detained, with the father's
request for the presence of a U.S.
Army liaison and to make a
telephone call being denied by the
PDF.
Shortly after 11 a.m., the elder
Luna was taken to the Cristobal
Court House where he was fined $40
and the Panamanian who had
attacked him was sentenced to 25
days in jail. Luna was released about
2:40 p.m. after paying the fine.
Shortly after Luna returned home,
the same PDF member who had
harassed him first that morning
arrived in civilian clothes and
reportedly intoxicated, demanding
payment of $40. Choosing not to
have the harassment continue, Luna
paid the $40.
U.S. Southern Command officials
indicated that an official protest will
be filed through the Joint Committee
for the PDF's denial of treaty-
mandated procedural guarantees
and for the abusive, threatening, and
unprofessional behavior of the PDF
members involved.

U.N. OKs plan

to patrol borders
UNITED NATIONS (UPI) -The
U.N. Security Council approved
plans Tuesday to send more than 400
military officers and civilians to
patrol international borders between
Central American countries as part
of the peace agreement between the
region's five presidents.
The plans, prepared by Secretary-
General Javier Perez de Cuellar,
called for 260 military and 165
civilian monitors who will have at
their disposal aircraft, boats and land
vehicles to inspect the borders.
The force, called U.N. Observer
Mission in Central America, or
ONUCA, will carry out inspections
to ensure rebel forces stop receiving
foreign military aid and make sure
the territory of one state is not used
for attacks on another.
ONUCA was set up at the request
of the presidents of Costa Rica,
Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala
and Nicaragua to help monitor the
peace strategy they agreed on two
years ago to end their regional
conflicts.
Perez de Cuellar said ONUCA will
have a preventive function and help
in recovering the "vigorous
momentum which the peace process
had gathered since the Tela
agreements, but which seemed to flag
in the last few weeks."
Last Wednesday, Nicaraguan
President Daniel Ortega, citing a
flare-up of fighting, ended the cease-
fire between his Sandinista forces
and Contras.
Ortega's decision threatened the
peace plan in the region but he
proposed to meet with Contra
leaders at U.N. headquarters in New
York. The two sides agreed to meet
Thursday and Friday with the
presence of Perez de Cuellar and the
secretary-general of the Organization
of American States. Honduran
officials will also attend as observers.









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Nov. 9, 1989


Change plays vitalrole in military life


by PFC Megra D. Johnson

FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO)
- The military in 1989 is not the
same as when it trained and molded
service members 20 years ago.
According to one noncommis-
sioned officers, branches of the
military have developed better
training, increased benefits and
improved the quality of life for
service members over the past 20
years.
SSgt. Henry Kelly Sr. is retiring
after 20 years of service in the Army.
Kelly entered the service in 1967 as
an infantry soldier. During his time
in the military he has seen things
change, become obsolete and others
advance.
The tall slim soldier remembers the
open bays of 60 or more men with a
mixture of fondness and regret. Now
soldiers have private or semiprivate
rooms, a luxury he recalls which was
reserved for the ranking soldier; not
expected by the junior enlisted.
Some of the weapons Kelly was
trained with are no longer in use or
have been put to rest.
He remembers returning after a
two-year break in service. Kelly went
to Fort Benning, Ga. where he
attended an abridged version of basic
training.
He recalls his dismay when he was
handed an M-16 rifle to clean and
train with. Not only had he not fired
the weapon before, he had never seen
it.
In his prior enlistment the weapon
of choice was the M-14 rifle.
Kelly commented on training.
"Soldiers now receive realistic
training." "The amount of live fire
soldiers receive during training is
much more than I received as a


trainee or trainer," he added. Now
Kelly said, trainees can handle maps
and training paraphernalia that in his
time would only be handled by a
squad leader or platoon sergeant.
According to Kelly, the enlisted
soldier has it made in comparison to
the soldier of yesteryear. "Recreation
centers now offer more than they ever
had during my time," he added.
The Marines boast of similar
changes. MSgt. Aubrey Henson,
senior enlisted at Company D,
Marine Support Battalion, with 20
years in the Corps said, "the social
life for Marines has improved 1,000
fold," he said. Henson refers to the
the increase in pay and the
improvements made to the club
system.
Advancement in the Marines has
also changed. "When I entered the
Marine Corps my goal was to make


staff sergeant in 20 years but now
with the changes I've made master
sergeant." Although advancement in
the ranks had improved for a while,
now, because of restructuring and a
reduction in forces, advancement
through the ranks is slowing back
down, he said.
Marines were all considered grunts
in the past according to Henson.
"You were given a rifle and a job and
were told 'you are going to do this
until you die." Now he said the career
planning portion of the military is a
lot better. Servicemen with potential
are offered a wider variety of jobs.
A similar change has been seen by
Senior Chief Randy Brown, security
officer for Naval Security Group
Activity. Brown joined the Navy in
1971. At that time Brown said many
of the seamen who joined were sent
directly to fleets to be deck hands.


Now a larger percent go to class A
schools for their Navy Enlisted
Classification (NEC).
One of the major changes seen by
Brown was the inclusion of women in
certain NECs. When he enlisted there
were no women in his field. They
were mostly in administrative fields.
Women brought a unique
challenge to the military. The
military was faced with pregnancies
and single parents. These were
factors they didn't have to consider
before.
With the inclusion of women
Brown saw an increase in the
military's concern for the family.
"Family service centers didn't exist
when I came in," he said.
Brown said now the military
regards the family as a vital part of
the military and does everything it
can do to take care of it.
Brown believes some of the
benefits were better when he enlisted
than they are now. "The GI Bill was
free. You didn't have to put money
into it," he said. The medical benefits
were also better according to Brown.
"Dental care was available to
everyone. Now some dependents are
denied treatment."
The expansion of educational
programs has also made a positive
change in the Navy. Now through
several programs enlisted and
officers can acquire an associate's
degree or finish a bachelor's degree
while on active duty. This is one of
the best improvements Brown 'has
seen in the Navy.
Through the changes all the NCOs
said one factor has been constant
throughout the years. Camaraderie
has been and remains the binding
force developing unity and strength
to withstand the changing times.


question of the week

"What does Veterans Day mean to you and who will you be remembering Nov. 10?"
by PFC Megra Johnson







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PFC Edward Williams Seaman John Mcfall - ; z"I"
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29th Military Intelligence Brigade Naval Security Group Activity
Pvt. 2 Clayton Sargent "It is a time when people recognize "It's good that we recognize people Pvt. 2 Jason Fleming
3/7th Special Forces Group the accomplishments of soldiers of who served us in the past. I would mechanic
(Airborne) the past. They fought for our country like to have the same courtesy 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry
"It is a time to honor the veterans and led the way for us. I will be extended to me when I leave the "Because they served our country
of past wars. I will be remembering remembering my grandfather who service. I will be remembering the and preserved our freedom they
my uncle who is still 'missing in served in World Wars I and II and my good times and stories shared by me deserve recognition. I will think of
action' from Vietnam." father who served in Vietnam." and my uncle, a Vietnam veteran." my father who is a Vietnam veteran.

Commander-in-Chief .......... Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman Assistant NCOIC ................ SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication
Director, Public Affairs......... Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff................... Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is
Executive Editor/NCOIC.......... SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information
Managing Editor ......................... Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision 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
p T Carolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S.
e MaryMunoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002,
# ^ Tropi Tim s Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.









Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989 3


Use your free time to learn, improve yourself


by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence

FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO)
--Soldiers, sailors and Marines are
making their time more productive
during restricted movement policies.
They are going to the Learning
Resource Center here.
"Before the restrictions, we
averaged 75 people a month," said
Vicki L. Selover, the Fort Davis
LRC tutor. "Now about 125 people
are taking advantage of our
resources."
The LRC offers programs which


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vary from raising a soldier's general
technical, or GT, test score to video
presentations on budgeting and
management.
"Most people are surprised at just
how much we have," said JoAnn
Martin, an education counselor.
"And when soldiers realize how
much they can benefit they start
coming again and again."
Even with all the programs the
LRC has to offer, Selover and
Martin agree and concentrating on
one at a time brings maximal results.
"Right now we are pushing for GT


VickiSelover lends a helping hand to a soldier at theLRC. (U.S. A rmy photo
by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence)


improvement for the soldiers,"
Martin said.
"It's important for everyone's
career as long as they remain in the
military." For example, "If you
wanted to change your MOS then
your GT score determines how many
options you have," Martin
explained. "For instance Special
Forces isn't accepting anyone with a
score less than 110."
The GT tests three areas;
arithmetic reasoning, word
knowledge and paragraph
comprehension. Any soldier can take
the test to raise his score. However,
"the soldier may score lower and then
he must keep that score," Selover
said. "So we suggest a refresher
program."
In the GT refresher program
soldiers take a practice exam to
discover their weaknesses. "Usually
everyone's weakness is math,"
Selover said.
"That's because most people don't
use math daily. For instance, when
was the last time you.used fractions?
Some of rules are just forgotten."
After a soldier's weakness is
determined he receives handouts,
problems and tutoring if necessary.
The process continues until he takes
a practice test and gets the score he
wants. Then he can take the real
exam which is offered monthly.
Most people can improve their


performance in less than a month but
it depends on how often the soldier
can come in, Selover said. "Our goal
is for the whole post to have a GT
score of 110 or higher."
Another program at the LRC is
the General Education Development,
or GED, which allows people to
obtain a high school diploma.
However, according to Martin it is
mostly for dependents because
soldiers usually have their high
school diploma. "Mostly spouses
who have married into the service
from other countries take advantage
of the program," Martin said.
The LRC also offers the college-
level examination program, or
CLEP.
Through CLEP testing soldiers
who haven't been to college can get a
head start. The testing offers basic
courses which all college freshmen
must take. And it is possible for a
soldier to get an associate's degree
through testing, according to
Martin. "We have one soldier who
has passed 82 hours of testing since
May," she exclaimed.
Other programs, such as speed
reading, language tapes and effective
writing tapes are available at the
LRC and all services are free for
active duty servicemen.
"Whether a soldier decides to stay
in the Army or not, education is good
for your future," Selover said. "And
it's free, so use it."


Special events to mark Military Family Month


by Spec. John Hall

COROZAL (TROPIC TIMES)
- With the observance of November
as Military Family Month, Fort
Clayton has planned two special
events to increase family
self-awareness.
To improve relationships in the
home, marriage enrichment classes


story by Pat Walker


U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) -, A cool-thinking seaman,
disregarding a painful knee, acted
decisively to avert possible injuries
Sunday morning.
BMSN Steven Lacy, of the Navy's
Special Boat Unit 26, woke up
coughing in his smoke-filled room at
BQ building 6302, Naval Station
Panama Canal, Farfan, around 4:10
a.m.
Discovering that fire had broken
out in a ground-floor room separated
from his by a lounge area, he first
determined that no one was in
occupancy there, awoke others in the
immediate area, and called the fire
department.
After a futile attempt to engage a
fire alarm, he proceeded along the
corridors of the building's three
floors, banging on doors to awaken
the occupants and warn them of the
fire.
Security personnel soon arrived on
the scene to assist in his efforts.
"There was one guy I knew was
there somewhere in open bay, but I
couldn't find him. We wanted to go
back in, but the smoke was too thick
by then," related Lacy.
Firemen later rescued the man.
Lacy had undergone orthoscopic


will be held at the Valent Recreation
Center Tuesday and Wednesday
starting at 6:30 p.m. both days.
The classes will cover four
different aspects of married life with
two topics addressed each evening.
"The classes are for everyone,
whether they are married or not.
There are so many domestic conflicts
that can be avoided before the


surgery on his knee about a month
ago.
"I can't get over it," he said. "I had
just gotten off crutches on Thursday.
I worked really hard to get the knee
back in shape; the doctor even
complimented me; said I had
recovered a lot quicker than most.
Now, I just feel like it was all a 'right
place-right time' kind of thing."
The fire, which gutted two rooms,
generated a great deal of smoke.
STSI(SS) Fidel Lytle, awakened
in his second-floor room by security
personnel, remembers, "at first, there
was just a smell, but within three or
four minutes it got very smokey."
Lytle's first groggy reaction to the
pounding on his door was that there
had been a car accident, and he was
being called to assist. Then he
smelled the smoke and heard the
shouts of "Fire!"
On the third floor, Lacy "just kept
going, banging and kicking on
everybody's door, yelling for people
to get out," according to DK2 Byron
Jaramuzchett. Though there was
only a little smoke in Jaramuzchett's
room when he was awakened, he
found the hallway filled with it.
About Lacy he said, "I was just
happy that someone knew what was
going on. Even though he had a knee
injury that was hurting, he ran up
and woke everybody up. I'm really
thankful to him."


marriage takes place. That's why it is
important for unmarried people to
attend as well," said Hannah
Stockwell, family advocacy program
specialist at Army Community
Service, Corozol.
Additionally, an Army family
action plan conference is scheduled
for Tuesday at 9 p.m. to brief soldiers
and their families on a Department
of the Army-level conference held in
October.
The first issue to be discussed in
the enrichment classes will be the
expectations and myths of marriage.
Chaplain (Capt.) William
McWilliams from the Fort Clayton
Chapel will talk about the skills
newlyweds need to enhance their
relationships.
In part two of the program,
Stockwell will share her insights on
how to control anger and deal with a
win-win solution to a marriage-
related problem.
"We want to get the point across
that you never want to win an
argument. If you have a winner, you
must have a loser. No one wants to be
a loser," said Stockwell.
During the second day of classes,
Lt. Col. Andy Grant, U.S. Army
South family life chaplain, will
address the issue of intimacy and
what jealousy means in a
relationship.
In the final segment of classes,


Rev. William Johnson, pastor of the
Crossroads Bible Church, will speak
on how to deal with work and money
issues in marriage. Johnson will also
talk about the importance of spousal
friendship.
"We would like to help people
enrich their marriages, whether they
are dealing with the pressures of
unaccompanied tours or are
anticipating a marriage in the near
future," said Stockwell.
Those who plan to attend or desire
more information should call
287-4636.
In the Army family action plan
conference issues that affect families
Army-wide will be discussed, such as:
child education, entitlements,
relocation, community involvement
and housing. Six members that
attended the DA conference will
share what things may be improved
or changed in the future.
"We want people to know these
conferences really benefit them. We
plan to let them know what issues
have been discussed, and what has
already been completed. We will
answer questions after the
conference," said Irma Avery,
project officer for the Army family
action plan conference.
For more information concerning
the conference, call Avery at
285-6518.


Seaman keeps cool, warns others,

averts possible injuries in fire










Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


NCO cares for homeless, hurt animals


by SSgt. Debra L. Penton

HOWARD AFB(1978thCG/PA)
-He fixes teletypes on-duty and
animals off-duty.
Sgt. Douglas Swain is a
telecommunications maintenance
technician with the 1978th
Communications Group, but in his
off duty hours, he has a special
reverence for animals.
"I've found that people who care
and love animals are the same people
who care best about other people. If
you love life and truly appreciate it,
you care about all life. To me, that's
what being a human being is," said
Swain.
While in Panama he has come to
the aid of several animals.
"While returning from lunch, I was
driving down the road when three
small, blue birds flew out in front of
my car. They were so preoccupied
with playing around, they didn't see
my car, and I couldn't stop in time.
"I looked in my rearview mirror
and saw that I had hit them, so I
turned around to see how badly they
were hurt. One of the birds was lying
dead on the road, one was moving
but hurt on the sidewalk, and the
third, who had dive-bombed into the
grass, was moving a little. I picked-
up the ones that were alive and took
them to my house," Swain said.
Dianna, Swain's wife, got a
cardboard box and as one bird was
being put in, it flew away, so it was
apparently just dazed. The other bird
had no real damage except a tender
foot and a few feathers missing. The
bird went into the box, which the
couple sat outside the front door of
their tropical quarters so cats would
not eat it. The bird rested, and later
that day flew away.
"Since we've been in Panama,
besides the birds, we've taken care of
homeless kittens and nursed them
back to health, and took care of a
turtle dove. But all my life, I've had a


very strong bond with animals. I like
all animals," he said.
Swain grew up on a farm, with
both crops and animals, in








A


Plymonth, N.C., and had many
special encounters with animals,
which has had a profound effect on
his outlook on life in general.




, 1


Sgt. Douglas Swain calms a bird he helped after it flew into the front of his car.
(U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. Debra L. Penton)


"When I was about 13-years-old
one of my Dad's cows gave birth in
the middle of January during a big
snow. The cow had the calf so close
to a canal that the calf fell in and
broke through the ice. My Dad
brought the calf home and we kept it
in my bathroom for a few days. That
sure was a wild time, taking a bath
with a calf peeping through the
shower curtain! When she was strong
enough we put her back in the field,"
Swain said.
"I remember another time we had
a nanny goat give birth to three kids
and died right after delivering them.
We took the little goats in the house
and yes, my bathroom was where
they went.
"We bottle fed them, or I guess you
could say glove fed them. My Dad
took one of his rubber gloves and cut
a little hole in three of the fingers so it
would seem to the kids like the real
thing - as close as we could get.
"We used the milk from one of the
other nanny goats to feed the
orphans. Often one animal will not
except another offspring as it's own,
so we became their mom. Some time
passed, and when they were strong
enough to walk we returned them to
the pasture, but we still had to feed
them for awhile -- every morning and
evening," Swain said.
The sergeant has come to the aid of
about 50 animals so far in his
lifetime, including deer, raccoons,
rabbits, dogs with broken legs, and
even hamsters.
"My Dad is just so great with
animals; he gets such a kick out of
caring for them. He has a true respect
for life. Growing up on a farm
certainly has its advantages. Reality
is right there for you, making it
possible to know how, why and what
kind of values are important to you.
You learn so much by loving and
understanding animals. I'm so glad
my Dad gave me the gift he has with
handling animals," he said.


British submarine 'Ocelot'visits naval station


story by Pat Walker
photo by PH3 Karen Banks

U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) - Royal Navy shorts and
knee-socks were the order of the day
at Naval Station Panama Canal's
Pier 3 Oct. 28.
Shortly before 8 a.m., the British
submarine "Ocelot," reminiscent of a
mammoth, black, dorsal-finned
shark, made her way up the channel
and docked at Rodman for refueling
and a "spot of" provisioning.
The 295-foot Oberon class sub,
skippered by Lieutenant (pronoun-
ced Leftenant) Commander Trevor
Soar, was fresh from several months'
patrol in the south Atlantic and
recent maneuvers with the Chilean
Navy.
Based in Faslane, Scotland, home
of the Royal Navy's Submarine
Squad 3, she has been away from the
British Isles since early July.
Within moments of tying up and
having a brow lowered by crane,
coffee was served in the wardroom.
There, the ship's officers and the
local ship's agent got down
immediately to the real nitty-gritty of
making port after time at sea:
Laundry, mail, fuel, phone calls
home, how to handle classified
matters - and did those 200 cases of
soda get ordered? Thank heaven!
On hand, as well, to help with
information and arrangements were


FS Bill Craddock from the British
Embassy and Lt. Cmdr. Kurt
Kersch, head of Operations at the
Naval Station.
Following coffee and some time to
talk with Soar, an officer introduced
as Paul graciously agreed to conduct
a tour. This despite the fact that
everyone on board seemed to be
involved in 10 activities at once.
There are 72 men aboard "Ocelot,"
and it seemed we met chest to chest
with every one of them in the narrow
passageways. Movies and photos just
don't capture how unbelievably tight
the space is aboard a sub!
Four berths, one atop another,
stacked against seven-foot high walls.
The skipper is the only man aboard
who has a private room, and its
berth, Paul explained, "is too small
for him - by two inches!"
Every available cubic inch of space
is consumed by instruments, pipes,
gauges, screens, dials, engines,
batteries; and stuffed among all that
are three heads, a shower, a galley,
berths and a few small tables.
Such cramped quarters for such
extended periods of time! What
about tempers?
"Oh, of course!" Paul told us. "But
we learn very quickly the important
thing is not to hold a grudge. Get
mad, get it over with, and forget it.
It's the only way."
There were a number of highlights
on the tour. "Ocelot" is an electric
sub, meaning that her motors are


powered by electricity. The
electricity derives from two giant
batteries, each with 24 cells, and each
cell weighing half a ton! The
batteries, in turn, are charged by a
pair of V-16 diesel engines, running
down either side and nearly the full
length of one entire compartment.
The sub has five separate
watertight compartments. Two of
these, the furthest forward and
furthest aft, contain overhead escape
hatches. Wearing special suits, the
men can escape from as deep as 600
feet below the surface. The record,
according to Paul, is 601 feet. There
is a risk, however - a 50 percent
chance, at the moment of initial
pressure change, of bursting both
eardrums.
"Ocelot" is a patrol sub. She does
not carry missiles. But her forward
compartment features six torpedo
tubes, and she carries 24 torpedos.
The steering wheel looks like its
aircraft counterpart; and, says Paul,
acts like it, too! "Forward for down,
back for up, just like a plane."
If she were to cruise slowly,
"Ocelot" carries enough fuel to take
her around the world. She is double-
hulled, and fuel is stored between the
hulls as well as in the main ballast
tanks.
If necessary, she is capable of
staying submerged for six weeks.
How deep can she dive? Asked that
question, Lt. Cmdr. Soar smiled,
hesitated, then offered, "She was


originally designed to go to 1,000
feet."
On Sunday morning, "Ocelot"
transmitted the Canal, headed for
Nassau, where 55 crew members look
forward to a reunion with their
wives. This is not standard operating
procedure, but the sub's current five-
month cruise far exceeds the normal
three-month maximum.
From Nassau, she'll head to the
Caribbean for maneuvers with the
U.S. Navy and then, finally, home.


*--
Sailors from the British submarine
"Ocelot," prepare to go ashore at
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal.











Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


14-ton monsters rain steel on targets


by Spec. Bob Blocher

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO PAO)
--In Germany they might be just
another nuisance. But in Panama
they're more than a menace. Soldiers
from Task Force 4th Battalion, 6th
Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry
Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk,
La., know their M-113s command a
healthy respect. They wouldn't have
it any other way.

The 'Regulars,' as they call
themselves, showed their mettle
during recent live-fire exercises on
Empire Range. The results were
awesome. Chunks of hills were
missing, ranges were torn to shreds.
Their 50-caliber machine guns made
M-60s look like toys.

With 14-ton monsters raining steel
.on hapless pop-up targets, it's easy to
forget the soldiers who push all the
buttons. But without precise
maneuver and control, a column of
M-113s could quickly turn into heaps
of scrap-metal.

"The objective of this live-fire
exercise is to train our squads and
platoon in their mission-essential
tasks -- support fire positions,
tactical movement and roadblocks,"
said Lt. Col. William A. Steiger, task
force commander. "The main thing
we're trying to do here is to distribute
our firepower effectively."
Soldiers first moved their M-113s


through simulated city streets,
engaging an armored vehicle and
supporting troops. When they
reached a designated intersection,
the ramp came down. Six soldiers
dismounted and took supportive
positions.
Immediately, the Regulars faced
armored vehicles on two streets.
While the 50-caliber gunner kept the


vehicles busy, soldiers readied their
AT-4 armor-piercing missiles. The
enemy vehicles were soon reduced to
shrapnel.
Part of the urban simulation
involved distinguishing friends from
enemies. As targets popped up in
front of the soldiers, they had to fire
at the enemy without hitting any
civilians.


.'- - - - . _
A Task Force 4/6th Infantry M-113 crew conductsa drive-by assault before
blocking a key intersection during a recent live-fire exercise. (U.S. A rmyphoto
by Spec. Bob Blocher)


Chinooks carry loads where roads


by Spec. Bob Blocher

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) --Their life is less glamorous
than their distant cousins --
Blackhawk and Cobra. Although
they pack twin jet engines, five
transmissions and computer-
controlled hydraulic control systems,
they just don't look high-tech. In
fact, they're used more as aerial U-
hauls than anything else.
But if you need to move a heavy
load where roads don't go, a CH-47
(Chinook) helicopter is your best bet
to get there.
"It can carry two Chevy Blazers
inside," said Chinook pilot Capt.
Bruce G. Smith of Company C, 1st
Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment,
Fort Kobbe. "It has a lot more floor
space than a Blackhawk, and the
newer Chinook model can carry
loads on three external hooks."
The ability to deliver payloads
other helicopters can't carry and to
places transport airplanes can't land
has made Company C's eight
Chinooks popular with regional
governments.
"Last year we moved off-coast


naval gunnery targets for Venezuela,
recovered crashed aircraft for
Ecuador and delivered aircraft
engines to Costa Rica," Smith said.
During combat, Chinooks play a
vital role in moving large numbers of
troops, which would take other
helicopters multiple trips. A
Chinook can haul up to 30 soldiers
for. airborne operations such as
static-line jumping or helocasting.
Although they can also perform
troop insertions, Chinooks take
longer than other helicopters to get in
and out. "That has to be built into the
timetable from the beginning of the
operation," Smith said.
However, their ability to lift large
loads makes them perfect for artillery
raids behind enemy lines. "If there's
an important target our artillery
can't reach, well sling load an
artillery battery to where they can
take out the target," Smith said.
During artillery raids, Chinooks
team up with other types of aircraft
to cover their vulnerability to
ground-fired missiles.
"Cobra helicopters or Air Force
close support aircraft would punch a
hole through enemy lines," Smith


said. "Chinooks would then follow
through a clean corridor."
- In Panama, Chinooks also serve
an important role in evacuation
plans for U.S. citizens. During recent
"Purple Storm" exercises, Fort
Amador residents were moved to
Fort Clayton on Chinooks.
Although other helicopters could
perform the same mission, "It would
take a lot more of them,"Smith said.
However, Company C's Chinooks


"Any time ybu fight in a built-up
area, you've got a combination of
soldiers and civilians," Steiger
explained. "Our soldiers must be able
to put fire on the enemy while
separating them from any friendly
civilians in the area."
Although the Regulars mostly
train for European battlefields, they
are extremely effective in areas of
low-intensity conflict, according to
Steiger. "We move fast and pack a lot
of firepower. Our M-113s also
protect soldiers from small-arms fire
and shrapnel."
Because they move quickly, the
Regulars provide a "more flexible"
response than light infantry, he said.
Pvt. 2 Shaleko Tayson, Company
A, agreed: "Because we're
mechanized, we can move around a
lot easier. We're ready to roll within
15 minutes of an alert."
However, light infantry units like
1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th
Infantry Regiment have strengths
which complement the 'mechs.'
"The 'lights' have better night
vision capabilities, for example,"
Steiger said. "It's important to mesh
those capabilities in an exercise like
this."
The exercise will climax when the
Regulars join the 1/ 508th (Airborne)
and 5th Battalion, 87th Infantry
Regiment in task force live-fire
exercises.
Training light infantry with their
mechanized counterparts builds
combat readiness, Steiger said. "Now
we understand their capabilities and
they understand ours."


s don't go

have seen better days, according to
Smith. "They're old, and the
humidity and salt air are creating
maintenance problems," he
explained.
Therefore, Chinook pilots and
mechanics are looking forward to
January, when a newer model begins
arriving. Until then, like failthful
draft horses, Company C's aging
Chinooks will keep hauling loads
other helicopters can't carry.


'Evacuees' sprint from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a recent evacuation
exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence)


Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout set for Thursday


FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - Any time is a good time to
quit smoking. But Thursday will be
the right time for millions of
American smokers who will join this
year's Great American Smokeout.
Sponsored by the American
Cancer Society, the Great American


Smokeout uses a light-hearted
approach to encourage smokers to
quit for at least 24 hours. The goal of
the Great American Smokeout is to
provide a supportive and positive
atmosphere for smokers to give up
cigarettes.
"We know that many smokers
have a very difficult time trying to
quit," said Lorenza Meza, smokeout
chairman for U.S. Army Medical
Activity, Panama. "We also know
that most smokers are aware of the
harmful effects of smoking, so we
don't dwell on that".


Each year approximately 320,000
Americans die from smoking-related
illnesses. This is a needless tragedy. If
the Great American Smokeout can
help to prevent some of those deaths
by encouraging smokers to quit, then
we will all have made a worthwhile
accomplishment.
This year, the local community
will sponsor events in conjunction
with the smokeout.
Smokers who participate in the
16th annual boycott can be
"adopted" by non-smokers who will


encourage their efforts to abstain.
Additionally, babies born Nov. 16
this year will be given T-shirts that
say, "I'm a born non-smoker." A
traveling-van will be distributing
smokeout pamphlets. And, a
smoking survey of all active-duty
personnel will be conducted.
In addition, the smokeout
committee is sponsoring a 3-mile
Fun Run/Walk at Fort Clayton
Nov. 18 at 7 a.m. Registration will be
at Reeder Gym the day of the event.
For information call 282-5418 or
282-5419.








6 Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


Combat engineers team up with infantry


story and photo
by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) --Mixing chemicals can be
dangerous. Even household products
like bleach and ammonia release
deadly chlorine gas when mixed.
When the Army recently
combined a squad of combat
engineers with infantry platoons
from Company A, 5th Battalion,
87th Infantry Regiment, they created
a killing force more deadly than
cyanide.
"The light sapper concept is to
provide engineer support for deep-
thrust operations behind enemy
lines," explained PFC Sam Sharp,
59th Engineer Company, 193rd
Infantry Brigade.
"This is the first time we've trained
directly with the infantry, using their
tactics for a mission," added Sgt.
Robert Judd, the engineers' squad
leader. "But their training is tops."
The mission was to breach enemy
defenses, destroy their radio tower
and secure the area.
As the soldiers moved out, a storm
gathered on the horizon. The foot
soldier's oldest enemy -- foul weather
- was about to join the game.
The noise of battle erupted and
with it the storm grew more violent.
Like a one-two punch the
engineers and infantry worked in
concert under the driving rain to hit
their objective and hit it hard.
Then suddenly, over the roar of
thunder and rifles, a man-made blast
tore through the air. The sappers had
done their first job. The obstacle was
breached.


1978th rec

HOWARD AFB(1978th CG/PA)
--Six 1978th Communications
Group civilians earned Sustained
Superior Performance Awards
recently for their contributions to the
group's multi-faceted mission
throughout Central and South
America.
The award is given to civil service
employees who demonstrate
outstanding efforts in their job for
one year.


The infantry poured though the
gap. Like their jaguar mascot, Alpha
Company made a clean kill of
anything in the way.
As the infantry took care of
business, the engineers finished their
job. Soon the tower lay in the mud
with their vanquished enemy.
Not bad for 15 minutes' work. Of
course, no one was shooting back.
But the scenario put infantry soldiers
and engineers through situations
similar to a real battlefield.
"Once you get a taste of live-fire
training you can never quit," said
Spec. Shane Shade, sapper. Toppled
towers and fallen bridges all over the
world attest to the effectiveness of
live-fire training.
Combat engineers are the only


soldiers designated as combat
multipliers, according to Spec. Paul
Ponte. "You can look it up in Field
Manual 5-100."
Experts in mayhem, engineers
rarely see "problems." Instead, they
see opportunities to make the
enemy's life miserable.
"Everyone wants to kill the sapper
because, of that," said Ponte. "It's
flattering, but it's true.
"You can't blame them," he added.
"They're holed up, all nice and snug
behind their defenses. Then the
engineers come." They tear it all
down and let in the big, bad wolf; or
in this case the big, bad jaguar.
Often, the biggest mistake an
enemy commander can make is to
follow a retreating engineer unit. It's





. 1 : ~


Infantry soldiers move through a breach in the obstacle under cover of smoke.


like putting your hand down a snake
hole.
Withdrawing engineer units are
likely to block the edges of their
escape route so enemy forces can
only follow them straight through.
"It's called channelizing. It's
something no other group does," said
Shane. "We channel the enemy into a
given area, and set it up so the
infantry and field artillery can take
them out."
After engineers channelize an area,
nothing in the area is safe. Engineers
are not only demolition experts, they
can also make nasty surprises out of
common things.
In their hands, two rolls of
concertina wire and 150 feet of
communication wire become an
offensive weapon that can stop a
tracked vehicle dead, according to
Sharp.
But demolition is still most combat
engineers' first love. Each sapper has
his favorite tool of destruction.
For Pvt. 2 Donald Fore, it's a
simple little contraption made of
plastic explosive. Called a platter
charge, it looks like a short stove pipe
and works like a cross between an
antitank missile and catapult.
With a history dating back to the
Crusades, the modern sapper's job
hasn't changed much. Their ancient
predecessors made a living out of
tunneling under castle walls and
laying explosives that literally
brought the house down.
But modern engineers are a lot
deadlier. And combined with the
right infantry unit, they can be down-
right devastating.


ognizes top civil service employees


Audrey B. Perkins, budget analyst
and resource advisor, was recognized
for her high quality performance
developing and justifing of the
1978th's fiscal 1989 annual budgets,
which total more than $1 million.
"Perkin's attention to detail is
amazing, as is her ability to do the
utmost with what resources we have.
Her leadership is unmatched in
inspiring effective resource
management throughout the group.


She is the best analyst and advisor
that I have worked with during my 31
years of service. The 1978th is
fortunate to have her," said Lt. Col.
Carl A. Mclntire III, group
commander.
Myrna Quinones, assistant to the
noncommissioned officer in charge
of the Systems Control Section, Data
Processing Center, was recognized
for outstanding performance as the
primary systems monitor for more


than 10 automated data systems, and
back-up monitor for another 12
systems. Her expert handling of
various problems with computer
systems ensured the success of the
center's mission.
Olga Davis, also of the DPC, was
lauded for her work as the Computer
Systems Security Officer. As CSSO
she maintains more than 1,000 user
identifications and passwords for the
Air Force standard base-level
computer to protect the system from
unauthorized use. Additionally, she
monitors many on-line and batch
customers.
Daisy Mendez, computer
operator, DPC, received the award
for her outstanding performance in
the DPC while operating the base
level computer. She vastly reduced
the number of aborted runs and
transactions during the year. Her
expertise directly affected the
effectiveness and reliability of the
computer system.
Another systems monitor from the
DPC, Michelva Ramsey, also earned
a Sustained Superior Performance
Award. Her experience and
dedication to customer service
improved the quality of service
provided to both Air Force and
Army customers using the base level
computer.
The group commander's secretary,
Sueann M. Atkinson, received her
award for administrative, clerical
support, and for being a personal
assistant to the commander and
deputy commander.
"Atkinson's tough standards in
reviewing of outgoing performance
reports and the group command
section's correspondence has
translated into a near zero error
rate," said Lt. Col. Alfred H.
Whitley, group deputy commander.









Tropic Times ,7
Nov. 9, 1989


U.S. news


Democrats

WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Virginia Democrat Douglas Wilder,
a grandson of slaves running in the
cradle of the Confederacy, claimed a
razor-thin victory Tuesday in his bid
to be elected America's first black
governor and Democrat David
Dinkins was chosen as New York
City's first black mayor.
In New Jersey, Democratic Rep.
James Florio, in his third try at the
governor's mansion, had little
trouble defeating Republican Rep.
James Courter in the race to succeed
two-term GOP Gov. Thomas Kean.
Florio lost to Kean in 1981 in what
was the closest gubernatorial race in
state history.
Also at stake in the off-year
elections were hundreds of other
mayoral contests - including big-
city battles in Cleveland, Detroit,
Houston and Seattle - and
numerous ballot questions on issues
ranging from busing and taxes to the
rights of unmarried couples, no
matter what their sex.
But almost all the national
attention was focused on Virginia,
New York City and New Jersey -the
showcase races of the off-year
election.
Although the race in Virginia was
still a cliff-hanger into the early hours
of Wednesday, Wilder claimed
victory during an appearance before
supporters in Richmond. But
Coleman refused to concede.
"You have spoken tonight. The
people of Virginia have spoken
tonight," Wilder said. "You have
done more than just elect Doug
Wilder, you have carried Virginia's
banner continually forward."
With 98.2 percent of precincts
reporting, Wilder had 886,082 votes,
or 50.2 percent, to 877,418 - 49.7


big winners during off-year elections
percent -for Republican Marshall Numerous blacks have been Both the Wilder and Dinkins
Coleman. elected as mayors, but never in a city campaigns also were noteworthy in
Late Tuesday night, state as large or as diverse as New York, that they ran essentially as moderate,
Republicans planned for an almost- which has 7.9 million people. establishment politicians.
certain recount, which would be
automatically paid by the state if the .
two candidates were within .5
percent of each other.
"It is apparently the closest race in
the history of the governorship and
this race is not yet over," said
Coleman. "It's necessary yet for us to
see what the final outcome of the race
is."


"When we do finally have the
official result, if my opponent is the
winner, I'1 congratulate him and
support him, but we do not yet know
what the outcome is," Coleman
added. "We won't know it tonight.
We may not know it for some time."
In the Big Apple, the nation's
largest city, Dinkins, 62, a low-key
Manhattan borough president who
portrayed himself as a healer for a
divided city, defeated Republican
Rudolph Giuliani, a gung-ho former
federal prosecutor who had attacked
Dinkins' integrity and boasted his
own crime-fighting record.
With 97 percent of the precincts
reporting, Dinkins had 879,494
votes, or 51 percent, in the race to
succeed incumbent Edward Koch.
Giuliani had 821,270 votes - 47
percent.
In nearby New Jersey, Florio had
1,193,676 votes to 706,668 for
Courter, or 63 percent to 37 percent.
Although other blacks have run
for governor in other states, none has
ever won. The only black to ever
serve as chief executive of a state was
P.B.S. Pinchback, a lieutenant
governor who briefly served in
Louisiana in 1873 after the governor
resigned.


Manhatten Borough President David Dinkins was elected New York's first
black mayor Tuesday. (AP Laserphoto)


Drug dealer testifies he sold crack toD. C. mayor


WASHINGTON (UPI) - A
convicted drug dealer testified
Monday that he sold crack cocaine
more than once to embattled Mayor
Marion Barry, a friend. Barry
immediately denied the allegation.
The testimony by Charles Lewis,
the central figure in a scandal that
has dogged the mayor for nearly a
year, was the first time he had
publicly stated that Barry had
bought cocaine from him.
Lewis made the statement during a
hearing on his plea agreement, under


which he pleaded guilty to two
cocaine distribution charges and
prosecutors agreed to drop 14 other
drug and perjury charges Lewis had
faced.
During an hour-long hearing,
Lewis told U.S. District Judge
Stanley Sporkin that he distributed
cocaine at least three times between
last Dec. 10 and Dec. 22 from a
Ramada Inn in downtown
Washington.
Sporkin then asked the defendant,
"I'm going to ask you a question


Ramirez to get gas chamber


LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Night
Stalker Richard Ramirez, convicted
of murdering 13 people in a series of
nocturnal attacks, was sentenced
Tuesday to death in the gas chamber.
Ramirez, 29, a lanky devil-
worshiping drifter from El Paso,
Texas, was convicted of the 13
murders and 30 other felonies Sept.
20.
Given a chance to address the
court before his sentencing, Ramirez
said: "Lucifer lives in all of us. ... I
will be avenged."
Ramirez's conviction stemmed
from a serial-killing spree that began
quietly in 1984 and terrorized
Southern California in the summer
of 1985.
In a series of random nocturnal
attacks, Ramirez broke into homes
and attacked his victims while they
slept, shooting, bludgeoning and


stabbing 13 people to death. A dozen
people survived the attacks, and
some testified at the trial.
Some of the assaults were tinged
with Satanic symbolism, such as
pentagrams drawn on the body of
one murder victim, but prosecutors
never argued that the killings were
committed as part of a Satanic ritual.
As Ramirez was led from the
courthouse following his conviction,
he flashed a two-finger "devil's horn"
sign and shouted out "evil" to
reporters.
As he left the courthouse following
the jury's death recommendation
Oct. 4, Ramirez told reporters: "Big
deal. Death always went with the
territory. Ill see you Disneyland."
Ramirez still faces trial in San
Francisco for a 14th slaying and in
Orange County for a non-fatal
shooting and rape.


because I don't want to look like a
fool here: Was one of the individuals
(to whom you sold drugs) the mayor
of the city?"
"Yes, your honor, crack cocaine,
more than one occasionn" Lewis
replied.
Barry, the three-term mayor who
has been accused of using drugs at a
downtown hotel but has never been
charged, denied the allegation,
saying Lewis had reason to lie.
"(Lewis is) a convicted felon. He
faced 16 counts, some of them
perjury," Barry told an impromptu
news conference outside his office.
The mayor said someone seeking a
reduced sentence will "lie on your
mama, lie on your preacher, lie on
the pope, lie on anybody, lie on the
mayor, of course."
Lewis, 49, was thrust into the
national spotlight on Dec. 22.
Police were sent to the Ramada
Inn to investigate a maid's complaint
that Lewis had offered her cocaine in
exchange for sex. A police
undercover probe was interrupted,
however, when officers noted that
Barry had entered the hotel room
where Lewis stayed most of that
December.
It was later learned that Barry had
visited Lewis at the hotel a half-
dozen times. Barry has refused to
explain why he visited Lewis, saying
only that Lewis was a friend.
After the incident, Barry's political
popularity hit an all-time low, and he
is now in a tight five-way fight for the
Democratic nomination in next


year's mayoral race.
Lewis's plea agreement followed
the convicted drug dealer's decision
to help federal investigators in a
wide-ranging drug probe that
reportedly centered on an effort to
prove that Barry used drugs.
But despite months of questioning,
federal investigators have been
unable to substantiate Lewis's claims
that Barry used crack, The
Washington Post reported Sunday,
quoting anonymous sources.
Lewis, who has been in jail in
Washington since May, could have
faced a sentence of 158 years in
prison and a $6 million fine if tried
and convicted of all 16 counts against
him.
Lewis, a native of the Virgin
Islands and a former personnel
worker for the District of Columbia
government, also is awaiting
sentencing on a conviction of selling
a relatively small amount of crack to
undercover FBI officers in the Virgin
Islands, for which he could receive a
maximum sentence of 20 years in
prison.
Prosecutors agreed to an
"indefinite postponement" of that
sentencing until Lewis is no longer
needed in Washington.
In two indictments handed up in
April and May, Lewis was charged
with one count of conspiracy to
distribute drugs, five counts of
possessing cocaine with the intent to
distribute, three counts of cocaine
possession at the Ramada Inn and
seven counts of lying to a grand jury.









8 Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


U.S. news




Secord admits he lied to Congress about money


WASHINGTON (UPI) - Retired
Air Force Gen. Richard V. Secord
admitted Wednesday he lied to
Congress about the use of money in
the Iran-Contra scandal, pleading
guilty to a felony that could send him
to prison for five years.
Secord, wearing a Navy blue
blazer and a red tie, appeared before
a stern federal judge who asked him
questions about his activities in the
Iran-Contra scandal that involved
the trading of arms to Iran and the
diversion of some of that money to
aid the Nicaraguan anti-government
Contras.
Secord told Chief U.S. District
Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. that
he lied under oath to congressional
investigators looking into the worst
scandal of the eight-year presidency
of Ronald Reagan.
Secord specifically admitted he
lied about money from "The
Enterprise" going to benefit former
White House aide Oliver North.
Secord said "no" to congressional
investigators when asked about
money going to North, but admitted
Wednesday he was not telling the
truth.
"The Enterprise" was the term
used to describe the organization
that handled the secret arms deals.
Robinson asked Secord why he
lied.
"I answered no ... in a misguided
effort to prevent further criticism" of
North and himself, Secord


responded. He said "there has
already been a firestorm in the press"
about the unraveling Iran-Contra
scandal.
The judge allowed Secord to
remain free until a pre-sentencing
report is prepared and "some
confusion" is cleared up over the
possible fine Secord could be ordered
to pay. It could be as high as $250,000
- in addition to a five-year prison


term -Robinson said.
Secord had pleaded innocent to
the charges, filed by independent
prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. His
trial had been scheduled to begin
Monday, but his lawyers worked out
a deal with Walsh.
Secord pleaded guilty to the ninth
count in. the indictment and the
government agreed to dismiss all the
other charges. In accepting the deal,


Oliver North's former chief logistical assistant, retired Air Force Gen.
Richard V. Secord admitted he lied to Congress about the use of money in the
Iran-Contra scandal. (AP Laserphoto)


Lawmakers approve bill to raise federal


WASHINGTON (Reuter) -
Cbngress has given the government
more room to borrow, preventing
what would have been the first
default by the U.S. Treasury
Wednesday.
Lawmakers approved a bill late
Tuesday night that raises the federal
debt ceiling to a record $3.12 trillion
for the remainder of the fiscal year
that ends Sept. 30, from $2.8 trillion
currently.
The Senate passed the bill by a
voice vote after a compromise that
untangled the debt-ceiling increase
from disputes over catastrophic
health insurance and other
controversial issues.
It then passed the House quickly
on a vote of 269 to 99 and was sent to
President Bush for his signature into
law.
This will allow the Treasury to
issue $40 billion in long and short


term bonds this week, which
Secretary Nicholas Brady had
postponed until the borrowing limit
was raised.
A default could have had dire
consequences. Banks would have
been unable to honor checks issued
by the Treasury and holders of
maturing federal securities would
have been unable to cash them in.
Supporters of these measures had
sought to add them to the debt-limit
bill as a way to win quick passage.
During tense debate on the Senate
floor, Democratic Leader George
Mitchell of Maine threatened to
report to President Bush that one
Republican, John Heinz of
Pennsylvania, was blocking its
passage by seeking to add
controversial changes in the budget
process that would require several
days of debate.
"I am trying to move this debt limit


out at the request of the president
and the secretary of the Treasury," an
angry Mitchell told the Senate. After
a brief recess to cool tempers, Heinz
held off his amendment.
Sen. John McCain, an Arizona
Republican, stopped his effort to
modify the catastrophic health care
surtax as part of the debt bill after he
won assurance that it would be voted
on by the Senate Wednesday.
The government currently has
outstanding debt of $2.83 trillion,
which is more than the current ceiling
of $2.80 trillion that took effect Oct.
31. Faced with that limit, the
Treasury could borrow no more
money until Congress acted.
Delaying passage of the debt-limit
bill also would have exerted upward
pressure on interest rates,
threatening to plunge the country
into a recession, according to
congressional budget analysts.


California bank may cost taxpayers $2b


WASHINGTON (Reuter) - A
former bank regulator claimed
Tuesday four senators who tried to
persuade him 2 1/2 years ago to
withdraw a rule curbing thrifts'
investment powers did so because
they were influenced by campaign
contributions.
Edwin Gray, former chairman of
the Federal Home Loan Bank Board,
made the charge before the House
Banking Committee investigating
the collapse of California-based
Lincoln Savings and Loan
Association.
Now bankrupt, Lincoln Savings
may end up costing taxpayers $2
billion inthe most expensive savings
and loan failure ever. There have
been charges of fraud and
racketeering against its former top


officers.
Its owner, Charles Keating, made
political contributions totaling about
$1.3 billion to five senators --
Democrats Dennis DeConcini of
Arizona, Alan Cranston of
California, John Glenn of Ohio and
Donald Riegle of Michigan as well as
Arizona Republican John McCain.
Gray said he was told by Riegle the
other senators were unhappy about
the Bank Board's regulation of
Lincoln Savings and asked the
regulator to meet them.
At the time, Gray said, Lincoln
Savings had "devised a scheme
intended to cause people to believe
falsely that its troubles were the
result of a vendetta" by regulators.
"Senators Cranston, DeConcini,
Glenn and McCain had evidently


bought off on the scheme when they
met with me on April 2, 1987," Gray
charged. He said DeConcini urged
him to withdraw a proposed tougher
direct-investment rule until it was
decided whether it was legal and said
the senators would urge Keating to
make more home loans.
Gray said that was an obvious
"quid pro quo" that he refused.
The senators have denied asking
Gray to withdraw the direct-
investment rule and said their action
in meeting Gray was proper.
Jack Atchison, a former officer of
the parent company of Lincoln
Savings, American Continental
Corp., invoked the Fifth
Amendment agianst self-incrimi-
nation and refused to testify.


Robinson said he found Secord
guilty.
The former Air Force general
admitted to lying in sworn testimony
to congressional investigators on
June 10, 1987, when asked about
money going from "The Enterprise"
to benefit North and his family.
Robinson pressed Secord, asking
him if he knew he was lying when he
answered "no" when questioned
about the money.
"No, your honor, the answer was
not candid." Secord said in court.
Robinson then asked Secord if he
meant the term "candid" as a
synonym for the word "untruthful."
"Yes," Secord said.
Robinson pressed Secord harder
-insisting on knowing if he had
uttered a lie under oath.
"That's correct," Secord said.
In a statement after the court
proceeding ended, Walsh said:
"General Secord has pleaded guilty
to a felony for lying to Congress
regarding the Iran-Contra matter.
This is important because it enforces
congressional oversight and because
it brings within an adequate range of
punishment one of the principal
participants in the Iran-Contra
diversion."
Secord, 57, was indicted on 12
criminal charges - all felonies.
Earlier this year, North was
convicted of receiving an illegal
gratuity - the security system that
Secord paid for.

debt ceiling

Senate Finance Committee
chairman Lloyd Bentsen, a Texas
Democrat, said damaged investor
confidence after a default would have
forced the government to pay much
higher interest rates on its debt.
The government breeched the $2.8
trillion debt limit last month.
Without approval by Congress it
could not have borrowed more
money to pay its bills.
House Ways and Means
Committee chairman Dan
Rostenkowski, an Illinois Democrat,
warned the House that a default
risked "destabilizing financial
markets both at home and abroad."
To clear the way for the vote,
Senate leaders agreed to give time
later for votes on other controversial
issues including the widely criticized
catastrophic health care for the
elderly and a reform of the federal
budget process.

Bridges acquitted

of murder charges

LOS ANGELES (UPI) -
Former child television star Todd
Bridges was acquitted Tuesday of
attempted murder for allegedly
shooting a drug dealer eight times
inside a cocaine"rock house" after
a four-day drug binge.
A Superior Court jury that
deliberated over three days also
acquitted Bridges, the former star
of such television sitcoms as
"Diff'rent Strokes" and "Fish," of
attempted voluntary man-
slaughter.
But the jurors told Superior
Court Commissioner Florence
Marie-Cooper they were
deadlocked 7-5 on a lesser charge
of assault with a deadly weapon.







Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989 -


2-27th here to protect U.S. lives, property


by PFC Megra D. Johnson

MARGARITA COMPLEX
(USARSO PAO) -- They don't stay
out late. They don't drink. They are
not here to enjoy the fruits of the land
but to protect its American
inhabitants from unnecessary
harassment and ensure their treaty
rights.
"The deployment to Panama is a
show of force and demonstration of
United States resolve," said Lt. Col.
Jeff Rock, battalion commander of
the 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry
Regiment. "We are not a peace
keeping force. We are protecting
American lives and property and
making sure the 1977 treaty rights
can be exercised," he added.
The soldiers of the 2-27th are
spread out between four installations
in the Atlantic community. And
although they have better
accommodations than those who
deployed here May 11, the soldiers
are limited in their movements.
Their level of mobility varies from
being completely limited to what
Rock refers to as a "town
atmosphere." According to Rock,
Espinar is the main effort of concern
because freedom of movement is
almost nonexistent.
Soldiers are in a precarious
position, according to Rock. They
are forward deployed as if in war,
then postured only to protect.
"Everyday it's a challenge to keep
the soldier ready for combat," Rock
said. "Because everyday something
doesn't happen is another day he is
lulled into a false sense of security."
However, soldiers at the Fort
Espinar Officer's Club make it their
business to stay combat ready.
According to Sgt. Darryl Ledbetter,
a Company C squad leader, soldiers


manipulate their surroundings to
stay motivated and accomplish daily
missions. "We talk about war,"
Ledbetter said "and try to train
realistically."
2nd Lt. Paul Wille, Company C,
2nd platoon leader, believes the
training here was in greater quantity
and better quality than at Fort Ord.
"It's a real world mission," he said.
For Wille training and executing
missions is a motivating factor.
"Staying busy is the best way to get
through this," Wille said. "My men
are constantly training so they don't
have time to be bored.
Wille believes motivation and
camaraderie among the soldiers
results from tight quarters. They live
in an open bay which includes their
sleeping, recreational and eating
space.
Everyone, officers and enlisted,
share the same floor and follow the


same rules. "Enlisted soldiers have
more respect for the officers because
they are living together," Wille said.
The officers and enlisted also live
together at Coco Solo however,
soldiers have more liberties. They
have a gymnasium, swimming pool,
beaches and a high school to provide
them with extracurricular activities.
They also have access to activities
held at Cristobal high school where
they live.
However, Rock said, the benefits
at Coco Solo do not make the
mission less real or the soldiers
behavior any less mission oriented or
effective.
SSgt. Albert Turner, an Alpha Co.
platoon sergeant, said they are
constantly looking for ways to
improve mission effectiveness. "It
requires 100-percent effort on
everyone's part especially
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leaders," he said.
Turner added "squad leaders are
the hardest working soldiers on the
mission," because they are directly
responsible to him and the members
of their squad. Also squad leaders
must ensure personnel are properly
instructed to carry out their mission
according to command directives.
One mission is constantly
patrolling Coco Solo while
Panamanian Defense Forces are
within sight. Proximity combined
with long duty hours puts many
soldiers on edge and promotes stress
according to Turner.
However, soldiers have developed
intramural sports between squads to
promote motivation and keep up
morale. Turner believes internal
competitiveness breaks the
monotony and provides a way to
vent anxiety and frustrations.
Also, "giving soldiers time to
themselves is another effective way to
help the guys alleviate stress," Turner
said.
Recognition and acceptance from
the community has also played a part
in raising morale. "Tell a guy his
efforts are recognized," Turner said.
"Little things let him know you
appreciate what he is doing."
Rock added, "Lt. Col. Robert
Henry (garrison commander) and
the mayors are very receptive. They
have gone out of their way to be
accommodating. The soldiers feel
Rock said he charged his own
people to assimilate into the
community as much as possible, but
the community's response made the
difference. "We, as a task force, feel
good about coming down here and
training in the Atlantic community,"
Rock said. "We hope our presence
provided a sense of security and a
better quality of life."


MA C adds flights to alleviate travel crunch


Flights leave

from Howard
HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW-
PA) - Because a lot of military
members and their families use
Torrijos Airport, it put a crunch on
travel to and from the United States.
To alleviate some of the congestion,
extra flights have been added to the
schedule at Howard. There are now
four B-727s flying out of Howard
each week, and Military Airlift
Command officials are currently
working on adding a fifth flight.
The extra flights depart Howard
on Monday, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays. If the fifth
aircraft can be worked, it will depart
Howard on Sundays.
As an added option on these
flights, personnel can purchase
tickets instead of going space-A. This
option is available to active duty
military, Department of Defense
civilians and contractors, and
Panama Canal Commission
employees and their dependents.
Seats are sold on a first-come,
first-serve basis, and once the tickets
are purchased the passengers will
become duty passengers. Be advised
those buying tickets may be
"bumped" in favor of a higher"
priority duty or emergency leave
passenger, however, this should not
occur on your return trip.
These extra flights are now routed
through Homestead AFB, Fla., then
on to Philadelphia, Pa. MAC
headquarters is currently working it


so a gateway can be added at Miami
International Airport. If this is
successful, all flights will travel into
Miami IAP instead of Homestead.
The procedures for active duty
military, and DOD civilians with
transportation agreements, and their
dependents that are command
sponsored are:
-Check seat availability with
traffic management office/MAC
terminal.
-Report to the 24th Comptroller
Squadron's travel section with EML
orders.
-Complete a DDF 1131, cash
collection voucher, and pay the
cashier.
-Proceed to TMO, confirm
reservation, provide a copy of the
DDF 1131, and obtain travel control
number.
-Proceed to the terminal with all
travel documents.
The procedures for DOD civilians
without transportation agreements,
their dependents and non-command
sponsored dependents of military
and civilian personnel are:
-Check seat availability with
TMO/terminal.
-Report to the 24th CPTS travel
section with invitational travel
orders signed by organizational
commander and a completed DDF
1381, air transportation agreement.
-Complete a DDF 1131.
-Pay the cashier.
-Proceed to TMO, confirm
reservation, provide copies of DDF
1131 and 1381, and obtain travel
control number.


-Proceed to the terminal with all
travel documents.
The procedures for DOD
contractors, Panama Canal
Commission employees and their
dependents are:
-Check seat availability.
-Obtain invitational travel orders
and complete a DDF 1381.


-Proceed to 24th CPTS travel
section and pay via DDF 1131.
-If the invitational travel orders
have a fund site or a billing address,
proceed directly to TMO.
-Proceed to TMO to secure
reservation and obtain travel order
number.
-Proceed to terminal with all travel
documents.


The rates for the aircraft if tickets are purchased are (all prices are for
one-way trips):
Military, DOD Civilians PCC, DOD Contractors
and their dependents and their dependents
DOD RATE NON U.S. NON-DOD RATE
Homestead $228 $264
Charleston $208 $231
Philadelphia $228 $263
For more information for MAC flights, call MSgt. Joe Walls, SSgt. Felix
Soto or Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan at 284-3069/3549.


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Casualties Of War is a shatteringly
powerful Vietnam war film based
on a true story of American soldiers
engaged in kidnapping, rape, and
murder. An electrifying perform-
ance by both Sean Penn and
Michael J. Fox highlight this
emotionally wrenching movie.

THE PACKAGE
Gene Hackman plays hard-
working military man thrust into
the frontline of a harrowing chain
of events that exposes covert
activities with the American and
Russian militaries while escorting a
prisoner back to the U.S. from
Europe.

UNCLE BUCK
Uncle Buck is a delightful bull-in-a-
china-shop romp through
teetotaling, law-trimmed suburbia
by the hilariously oafish John
Candy as he takes his best shot at
babysitting with his nieces and
nephew. (Language).


LICENSE TO KILL
In this high-octane action
spectacular Special Agent 007
strikes off a personal mission of
vengeance that leads him to the
Central American hideout of a
vicious drug baron. (Violence,
language)


DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Robin Williams plays a zany,
unconventional English teacher at
hard-line prep school who joyfully
rekindles the creative flames within
his students only to have the
realities of the everyday world
stomp their soaring dreams into the
dust. (Violence)

BATMAN
In the darkened recesses along the
littered streets of a crime ridden
Gotham City lurks a menacing and
mysterious figure, a gallant crime
fighter, a psychologically
tormented vigilante, a brooding
caped crusader. (Violence,
language)


PARENTHOOD
Households with nervous over-
anxious dads, obsessive perfection-
ist yuppies, and overworked
divorced moms are among the
wildly diverse families that
Parenthood explores in this
delightful look at middle-class
America.

DO THE RIGHT THING
This a spunky and spirited film that
socks across a strong message
concerning human nature and
relationships within a radially
mixed Brooklyn neighborhood.

LETHAL WEAPON 2
Our favorite pair of mismatched
police are babysitting a mob
accountant, little knowing he is the
key to a case they've been pursuing.

SHAG
A wild weekend of dancing, good-
looking guys, and adventure at
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,
changes forever the lives of four
girls. (Violence, language, sex)


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CLAYTON
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Sat. UNCLE BUCK (PG)
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AMADOR
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DAVIS
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Curundu prepares
CURUNDU (USARSO PAO) -- Matchmaker," "Su
The Pacific Theatre Arts Centre is I Were a Ric
proud to announce the gala opening "Tradition."
of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" The cast is co
as the first show of its' 1989-90 members and a lar
season. This is the 25th anniversary this exciting music
of the long-running broadway production is undi
musical comedy hit and will play the Jerry Brees, with
newly renovated theatre facility in by Sandi Callahan
Curundu. The Pacific Theatre Arts by Janet Goertz. R
Centre now has expanded stage and is the show's stage
office areas, a new lighting system, "Fiddler on.
piano and dance studios, a veranda, guaranteed to be a
and new make-up and dressing areas.
"Fiddler on the Roof' follows the
story of a poor dairyman Tevye,
superbly portrayed by veteran actor
Ken Millard and his trials and
tribulations as he watches the
changing traditions of his
community.
Co-starring with Millard is Jo
Anne Mitchell, a multi-talented local
actress with innumerable musical
credits, as his long suffering wife
Golde. The musical features such
musical hits as "Matchmaker,


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mpleted with 36
rge stage crew for
ical comedy. The
er the direction of
musical direction
and choreography
Raymond Samuels
manager.
the Roof" is
fun-filled evening


of enjoyment for the entire family.
The musical begins its run with the
gala opening Friday night and runs
through November 26 with
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
evening performances; and, Sunday
afternoon matinees.
Reservations are being accepted
for all performances. For more
information or reservations please
call the Pacific Theatre Arts Centre
at 286-4662, 286-3152 or 286-3814.


Fort Clayton

'800' families

offer potluck

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - The 800 Area of Fort
Clayton is sponsoring a Community
Day for their neighborhood Nov. 18
at 9 a.m. in the Fort Clayton
Community Park.
This potluck/barbeque has been
scheduled to honor the soldiers of the
401st Military Police. The idea was
conceived by Jeanie Snider, Mayor,
and Cherry Kizzlar, the Vice Mayor
for the 800 area. They said it was
their community's way of showing
appreciation for the support
provided by the 401st.
There will be activities for
everyone, to include an egg toss,
balloon toss, volleyball, pie-eating
contest and a Victory Run for 6-18
year olds. The distance covered in the
r un will vary between 1 and 3 miles,
with trophies being awarded to the
winners of the run. As well, a static
display will feature a helicopter, fire
truck and HMMWVS. A military
working dog demonstration has been
scheduled, and an appearance by
McGruff the crime dog.
Snider and Kizzlar said that
members the 800 area's support unit,
the 41st Area Support Group, have
been most helpful and supportive in
the planning stages of the
Community Fun Day.
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'Egad, The Woman in White'

set for Balboa High School stage


by Tom Myer

BALBOA HEIGHTS (DODDS
PAO) -- High school speech teacher,
American literature lover, diehard
fan of Steinbeck and honorary
Thespian: all of these things describe
Mrs. Sydney Corbett.
Her person will grace the stage in the
upcoming Balboa High School fall
play, "Egad, The Woman in White,"
to open Friday night and run on
Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25 and Dec. 1
and 2.
Besides playing the 'cantankerous
old hypochondriac,' Aunt Frederica,
Mrs. Corbett has in the past filled
infor Mr. Richard Johnston,
director, when he was on emergency
leave. Yet she gets no monetary
reward for her anguish. "I enjoy the
kids and they need help," she
explains.
The play, plain old fun with no sex
or violence, though both villains die
on stage, is open to all age levels.


Cards will be displayed by Pam Snell
to cue the audience to 'boo'and
'applause' at the appropriate times.
"Instead of tying the heroine to the
train tracks, they seal her in a
madhouse," she said of the
melodrama's plot.
Between acts in the play, the cast
prepared Olio acts - Vaudeville acts,
magician shows and barbershop
quartets. Melanie Bales, music
director of "Little Shop of Horrors,"
will play interludes during the show.
The production will thrust new
faces, like Mason Gann as the
bumbling hero Walter Hartwright,
into the limelight. However, the cast
will be bolstered by such stage
veterans as Raymond Samuels, the
devious Sir Percivial Glyde and Mrs.
Sydney Corbett in the role of Aunt
Frederica.


COOL KIDS - Study skills are so cool! DoDDS Panama reinforces this
message by encouraging students to be organized. Here (L to R), Robert
McGuinness, Emil Watson, Marielle Aramayo and Kenia Anderson of
Diablo Elementary School display their binders andsend a message to allthat
they value lifelong skills of organization. (DoDDS photo)


11


Sick and fixed ofbeingaick and
tired? Alcoholics Anonymous
meets in Building 6550, Corozal,
every night of the week: Monday-
Saturday 11 8 p.m. and Sunday at
11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Meetings on the west bank of the
canal are In Building 40 on the
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal. Sunday-Frida) at 8 p.m.
and Sunda) mornings at 9 a.m
For Lnfrmnrlon call 252-6709
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Nov. 9, 1989


things to do'


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Sundial pool tourneys
The Sundial Recreation Center,
Fort Davis, features 9-ball pool
tournaments Fridays at 7 p.m. There
is a dart tournament Sunday at 4
p.m. A ping-pong tournament is
scheduled Sunday.
Photography classes
Photography classes will be held at
the Davis Arts and Crafts Center.
Weekly sessions feature various
topics. For more information call
289-5104.


Davis arts and crafts
The Fort Davis Arts and Crafts
Center will feature folk art painting,
acrylic painting and making table
lamps. The center's automotive
section will offer instructions on
changing your oil Nov. 22, and
repairing the charging system
lamps. The center's automotive
section will offer instructions on
changing your oil Nov. 22. They also
feature arc welding every Sunday.
The Center also teaches airbrush
painting techniques the first and
third Fridays of each month and
overglaze applications Sundays.
For information call 289-5104.
Skating party
The Fort Davis Youth Center will
have a party at the Sundial
Recreation Center Friday, and a
pool party Saturday. For more
information call 289-4605.
Sundial tours
Sundial day trips are held every
week. Call 289-3889 for details on
next their next feature.





Outboard classes
The Fort Sherman Scuba Rental
Center has classes on outboard
motor operation every Saturday.
Space is limited to 10 persons.
Register in advance by calling
289-6104.


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Family month
Communtiy and family activities
will hold a variety of programs to
celebrate Family Month throughout
November:
A parent workshop entitled "Infant
Growth and Development" will take
place Thursday, building 8350 in the
Margarita Complex.
The Pacific and Atlantic child care
centers will celebrate Thanksgiving
with family lunches and special
programs. They will also have a
family day Nov. 30.
The Fort Espinar Youth Center


will sponsor the parent-child Turkey
Trot Nov. 19.
Espinar swimming
The Fort Espinar Swimming Pool
will be offering swimming classes
through Friday. Classes are available
for beginners, advanced beginners,
adult beginners and intermediates.
For additional information call or
registration call 289-4189/3272.


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Shopping tour
A Shopping tour will leave Valent
Recreation Center on Nov. 18. For
more information or advance
reservations call 287-6500.
Isla Grande
An Isla Grande tour will leave
Valent Recreation Center on
Saturday. For more information or
advance reservations call 287-6500.

El Valle
An El Valle tour will leave Valent
Recreation Center on Nov. 19. For
more information or advance
reservations call 287-6500.

Clayton youth
A Day at the Center will be held at
Fort Clayton Youth Center
Saturday. Breakfast snacks and
dinner will be included. For more
information call 287-6451.
The Fort Clayton Youth Center
will add events to their regular
features.
Planned is a family dinner Nov. 19, a
coed softball game and cookout Nov.
24 and a talent show Nov. 25.
Make a turkey
An Arts & Crafts lesson - make a
turkey - will be held at Fort Clayton
Youth Center at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information call 287-6451.
Cooking lessons
A Cooking lesson - make "pigs in
a blanket" -will be held at Fort
Clayton Youth Center at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday. For more information
call 287-6451.
Teen party/dance
A Jr. teen party and dance contest
will be held at Fort Clayton Youth
Center Nov. 17. For more
information call 287-6451.
Youth talent contest
A Talent Contest for youths will be
held at Fort Clayton Youth Center 5
p.m. Nov. 25. Start practicing and
register early! For more information
call 287-6451.
Child swim classes
Children's Swimming Classes will
be-held at Fort Clayton Pool with
Afternoon sessions four times weekly
beginning Monday. Four levels of
classes are included. For more
information call 287-6660.
Adult swim classes
Adult Swimming Classes will be
held Monday, Wednesday and
Friday evenings at Fort Clayton
Pool beginning Monday. For more
information call 287-6660.
Valent shopping
A 'Shop Till You Drop' will be
held at Valent Center, Fort Clayton
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Special feature: typical
dances Saturday afternoon. For
more information call 287-5618.


Punch Needle Class
A Punch Needle Class will be held
at Clayton Arts and Crafts Center,
building 180, Fort Clayton. Three
sessions are upcoming. Technique
for tapestry work. Simple and
rewarding. For more information
call 287-5957.
Juried Art Exhibit
A Juried Art Exhibit will be held at
Clayton Arts & Crafts Center
Gallery afternoons except Fridays
until Sunday. For more information
call 287-5957.
Language workshop
A Workshop "Language
Development Infancy to 5 yrs" will
be held at building 156, Fort
Clayton, 10 a.m. until noon Nov. 18.
Will focus on enhancing pre-reading
and pre-writing skills. Puppets
fingerplays and songs will be
introduced. For more information
call Mrs. Purmalis at 287-6810.


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Recipe round-up
A Recipe round-up will be held at
the Cocoli Community Center 1 p.m.
Nov. 17. Join in and taste exciting
dishes. For more information call
287-3010.
Thanksgiving crafts
Ladies' Thanksgiving Crafts will
be held at Cocoli Community Center
11 a.m. Sunday. For more
information call 287-3010.

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Turkey feast
Come celebrate Thanksgiving at
the Chief Petty Officers Club, Naval
Station Panama Canal, Nov. 23. For
information call 283-5475.
Charter fishing
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, MWR is offering charter
fishing services on board the Black
Stallion and Vargas. For more
information, call 283-5307.
Sailing classes
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal is sponsoring Basic, Crew and
Skipper sailing classes. Register now
at building 65, the MWR main office,
or call 283-5307!
Boating classes
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, MWR sponsors Boston
Whaler classes. For information on
dates, call 283-5307.






Waterfront Inn
The Waterfront Inn presents
"Hawaiian Night" Wednesday. All
you can eat buffet from 5 p.m. to 6:30
p.m. The South Pacific Tradewind
Dancers will be featured from 7-10
p.m.
Purchase tickets at the Waterfront


Inn or MWR office in Coco Solo.
Ticket includes one free drink of your
choice. For information call
289-5109.
Games
Game Nights, open to all U.S.
government employees, are Monday
and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the
Waterfront Inn Club, Coco Solo.
For information call 289-5109.
Thanksgiving dinner
A Buffet style Thanksgiving
Dinner will be served at the Bayview
Room in Coco Solo Nov. 18 from 6
to 10 p.m. Dinner is $9.50, but bring
your MWR November Participant
and receive $1.00 off. For
information call 289-5109.


I HO WARD AFB
Outdoor Recreation

The Howard Outdoor Recreation
The Howard Outdoor Recreation
Section will offer the following trips
and classes during November:
Saturday - Arenosa fishing trip, 5
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday - Scuba diving trip to Isla
Mamey, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday -- Scuba diving classes
start at Albrook, 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Gold panning trip to
Salamanca, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 18 -- Snorkeling trip to Isla
Mamey, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 20 -- Scuba diving classes
start at Howard, 6 p.m.
Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 -- Water
polo clinic at Albrook, 5 p.m.
(intermediate swimming badge
required).
All trips depart from the Howard
Theater, and there is a small fee
charged. For more information call
284-6109.
For information on pool activities
at Albrook, call 286-3555. At
Howard call 284-3569.
Tournaments
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
sponsoring the following tour-
naments during November:
Tuesday -- Table tennis
tournament, 7 to 10 p.m.
Nov. 17 - Pool tournament, 7 to
10 p.m.
Nov. 19 - Darts tournament, 1 to 7
p.m.
There is a small fee for each
tournament and advance registration
is required. For more information,
call 284-6161/6109.
Tours
The following tours will be offered
during November:
Sunday - Portobelo and La
Angosta beach tour, 7 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Wednesday - Gorgona beach
tour, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 17 -- Miraflores Locks,
Contractor's Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All tours depart from the Howard
Theater, and there is a small fee
charged. For more information, call
284-6161.

UNITAS Band
The UNITAS XXX Show Band
will perform at the Howard Air
Force Base Theater Wednesday at
7:30 p.m. Their repertoire
includes everything from Glenn
Miller to Latin rhythms to a
tribute to Fats Dominoe. Make
plans to enjoy a great evening of
entertainment!











notices


Tax info
Make your 1989 taxes less taxing.
Prepare for them now! Since 1987
was the first year the new tax law
went into effect, many people were
surprised when they filled out their
tax returns the past two filing
seasons. Tax rates, standard
deductions, and personal
exemptions are items that will
change again in 1989.
Do not be surprised next April.
The Army Family Liaison Office has
a list of significant changes in the new
tax law most likely to affect Army
families. For your free copy, write
HQDA (DAPE-ZXF), Washington,
DC 20310-0300.
Gift wrapping
Gift wrapping for single soldiers,
sponsored by American Society of
Military Comptrollers, will be held at
Valent Recreation Center 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Nov. 18 and 25 (gift and mail
wrapping included). Bring your own
box. For more information call
287-4201.
Turkey shoot
A Frontier Days Turkey Shoot
will be held at Fort Clayton Driving
Range from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 18.
The shoot includes pistol, knife,
archery, sling shot, and bull whip.
Try to win a turkey! For more
information call 287-3363.
Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR invites you to come try your
luck at our First Annual Turkey
Shoot, Nov. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the Naval Station Trap
Range. $50.00 First Prize. $25
Second Prize. Gift Certificates.
Closest pellet to the center wins! For
more information call 283-53075103.
Tire Bonanza
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
Marine Corps Exchange is having a
Tire Bonanza Sale. Sale runs from
Sept. 28 through Dec. 16, Monday
through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., at the Marine Exchange
Warehouse, building 4 on the Naval
Station. For more information call
283-5777.
Managers/supervisors
A 'Developing Managerial Skills
for Supervisors'course sponsored by
the Civilian Personnel Office,
Training and Development Division,
will be held at building 6523,
Corozal, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Dec.
11-15. Applications must be received
by Nov. 21. For more information
call 285-5463 or 285-5159.
Orientation
Registration for the Civilian
Personnel Office Management
Orientation will be held at building
6523, Corozal, 7:15 to 4:15 Nov.
28. Applications must be received by
Nov. 24. For more information call
285-5462.
Retirement course
A 'Planning for Retirement'
course sponsored by Civilian
Personnel Office, Training and
Development Division, will be held
at building 6523, Corozal, Nov. 29
and 30. Applications must be
received by Nov. 24. For more
information call Jacqueline Bell at
285-5462.
CPO achievement
The Civilian Personnel Office,
Training and Development Division,
will hold a the class 'Achieving Your
Potential for Clerical Staff Monday


through Nov. 17 at building 6523,
Corozal. Applications must be
received by Friday.
For more information call Mr.
Leonard Wickham at 285-4453 or
285-5462.
CPO seminar
The Civilian Personnel Office,
Training and Develpoment Division,
is accepting applications for the
"Labor Employee Relations
Seminar," rescheduled for 8 a.m.
Nov. 22 in building 6523, Corozal.
Applications must be submitted by
Monday. For more information call
285-5463 or 285-5461.
Instructors sought
CRD Outdoor is seeking
instructors for canoeing,
windsurfing, archery, small arms,
sailing, water polo, survival skills
and motorboating. Stop by building
154, Fort Clayton, or call 287-3363.
EFMP volunteer
A male volunteer is needed for the
Exceptional Family Member
Program to assist a handicapped
adult to attend appointments at
Gorgas Hospital two or three times a
week. For more information call
Mrs. Spratling 285-6518.


Family Action Plan
Family Support Division will hold
an Army Family Action Plan
Overview 9 p.m. Tuesday at Valent
Community Recreation Center, Fort
Clayton. Trends for Army families
will be discussed. For more
information call 285-6509.

Army recruiting
The United States Army
Recruiting Center is open Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
room 320, building 519, Fort
Clayton. For more information call
SFC Roberto Lopez at 287-5414.

Practical nurses
The Civilian Personnel Office
Recruitment and Placement
Division is recruiting U.S. licensed
practical nurses (NM-620-05). Stop
by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid
L. Sullivan at 285-4116.

Registered nurses
The Civilian Personnel Office is
recruiting U.S. registered nurses.
Full-time (shift-work included),
part-time and intermittent positions
available. For more information stop
by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid
L. Sullivan at 285-4116.

Birthday Sale
Visit the giant Veterans
Day/Marine Corps Birthday Sale,
Today through Nov. 19, at the
Marine Corps Exchange, Naval
Station Panama Canal, Rodman.
Special prices on 18K gold, ladies'
clothing, linen, and a huge array of
radios, TV's and video equipment.

Albrook Arts/Crafts
The Albrook Arts and Crafts
Center is offering the following
classes and special events:
Sunday - Free pouring, 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday -- Airbrush demon-
stration, 2 p.m.
Nov. 17 - Drybrush class, 3 p.m.
All activities take place in building
806 at Albrook.
For more information, call
286-3279.


Howard Arts/Crafts
The Howard Arts and Crafts
Center is offering the following
classes and special events:
Sunday -- How to Apply Decals
demonstration, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday -- Airbrush demon-
stration, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday - 25 percent off all
greenware on the shelves.
Thursday - Free pouring, 1 to 5
p.m.
Nov. 17 -- Christmas bazaar sign-
up. Bazaar will be held at the arts
and crafts center Dec. 9.
All activities take place in building
711 at Howard. For more
information call 284-6361.
Zodiac classes
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
currently offering the following
classes:
Piano lessons are offered on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
People wanting to arrange times
need to call 284-6161.
Shotokan karate classes are
offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are
also available for children upon
request. For more information, call
284-6109.
Tang Soo Do martial arts classes
are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30
p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m.
to noon, Saturday. For more
information call 284-6161.
Beginners English classes will start
Nov. 20 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The
classes will be given on Monday and
Wednesday.
Beginners Spanish classes are
offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursday.
All active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate. A small fee is charged
for each class.
Investor workshop
There will be a small investors
workshop at the Fort Davis
Community Club's Caoba Cafe
Tuesday at 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
The workshop will provide
information on Certificates of
Deposit (CDs), bonds, mutual funds
and saving for your -child's
education.
For more information call Julie
Valdez at 289-4010.
English classes
English classes will be held at
Valent Center, Fort Clayton, during
morning hours Nov. 20. The class
features basic and intermediate
levels. For more information call
287-4201.
Explorers
The 24th Security Police
Squadron is recruiting youth, ages 14
to 20, to join the Air Force Law
Enforcement Post 11.
The Explorers is similar in
operation to the Boy Scouts of
America and is open to all military
dependents on the Pacific side.
Explorers work with law
enforcement personnel in such areas
as administration, walking patrols,
traffic controls and crime
suppression activities. They also
learn about crime prevention,
military law, firearm safety and a
variety of other topics.
They wear a distinctive uniform
similar to the blue Air Force uniform
with a specific Explorer patch on
their upper sleeve.
For more information about the


program, call SSgt. Shelia M. Dixon
at 284-4755.
Eyewitness
The 24th Security Police
Squadron has recently implemented
the "Eyewitness" patrol car
surveillance system.
The system is a video recording
that provides visual records of
interaction between law enforcement
officers and persons stopped for
alleged offenses.
The system can also serve as a
source of identification and provides
an unbiased account of what
transpired. It will also help train
patrolmen by correcting improper
techniques, thereby improving their
skills.
As additional money becomes
available, all law enforcement
vehicles will have units installed to
protect the public.
Military Family Week
Military Family Week will be
observed locally by the Air Force
community Wednesday through
Nov. 22.
The observance focuses on the
special contributions and sacrifices
military families make. A luncheon,
sponsored by the Family Action and
Information Board, will be held at
the Howard Noncommissioned
Officers Club Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Angel pins will be presented to
selected volunteers and awards given
to winners of the children's essay and
poster contests held recently..
For tickets or more information
call 284-6410. Reservations must be
made by Wednesday.
Computer meeting
The Small Computer User's
Group, open to all U.S. Department
of Defense military and civilians, will
meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 1978th
Communications Group's training
room, building 717, Howard Air
Force Base.
The discussions will cover various
micro-computer issues. For
additional information call the
1978th's Small Computer Technical
Center at 284-4614.
Complaint line
The Department of Engineering
and Housing (Atlantic) is now
providing a complaint line for its
customers. The line will be available
from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. If you wish to
register a complaint please call
289-3412.
For more information call Glenda
D. Miller at 289-3211/3578/3383.
Gospel service
Gospel services will be held every
Sunday at the Fort Espinar chapel at
11:15 a.m.
For more information call Chap.
(Capt.) Dennis Westbrooks at
289-3319.

Financial plan
Army Community Services will be
conducting a family financial
planning workshop Wednesday in
room 17 from 10 a.m. -noon.
For more information call Julie
Valdez at 289-4010.
45-Minute workout
The Zodiac Recreation Center
offers a "45-minute" workout at
11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.
All active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate. For more
information, call 284-6161.


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club calendar


Specials/
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Naval Station O'Club - Fri. & Wed.,
social hour; open 7 days/nights a
week.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Fri.& Tues., social hour; Sat., grill
sandwich bar; Sun.
Naval Station CPO Club - Wed.,
Top Three Night social hour; Fri.,
Attitude Adjustment Hour.
Bamboo Inn - Mon. & Fri., social
hour.
Ft. Amador O'Club - Available for
special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat.
disco
Waterfront Inn -Sun., fast food.
STRAC Club - Open Mon.-Fri.;
Wed.- Fri., social hour with hot
snacks, Fri., with DJ.; Sat., club
open.
Clayton NCO Club - Fri., social
hour, free snacks.
Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge - Sat.,
open. Enjoy the new variety disco
program.
Ft. Sherman Community Club -
Mon., Tues., Wed., club closed,
available for special functions.
Davis Community Club - Fri., social
hour; Wed., Sr. NCO/Officers'
lounge is open; Thurs., open.
Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available
for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506.
Espinar Community Club -
Available for special functions and
parties only. Call 289-5160.
Quarry Heights -Now open for
dinner Mon.; Oktoberfest (German
cuisine) every Thur. night during
Oct.; available for special events and
functions. Call 282-4380.


Howard O'Club - Fri. & Sat.,


prime rib; Sun.-Sat., a la carte
dining.
Howard NCO Club- Mon.-Sun., ala
carte dining; Membership night last
Mon. of each month.
Naval Station Officers' Club - Fri. &
Sat., prime rib; Sun., a la carte
dining; Mon., seafood night; Tues.,
turkey croissant; Wed., pork chop;
Thurs., Porterhouse steak.
Naval Station Anchorage Club - Fri.
& Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill
sandwich bar; Mon. & Thurs.,
chicken in the basket; Tues.,
spaghetti night; Wed., Mongolian
stir fried night.
Naval Station CPO Club - Mon.-
Sat., a la carte dining.
Quarry Heights - Tues., steak night;
Wed. & Thurs., membership
appreciation discount; Fri.,
Chateaubriand; Sat., seafood feast;
Reservations recommended.
Amador O'Club - Thurs., Mongolian
BBQ; closed holidays and Mon.
Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -
Fri., tacos; Sat., lobster thermidor,
variety music.
Albrook O'Club - Fri.-Sat., prime
rib/seafood; seafood; Sun., dining
room closed; Mon. Mongolian BBQ;
Tues., dining room closed, burgers in
the bar; Wed., Mexican night; Thur.,
2 for I steak night.
Clayton NCO Club - Casa Maria,
Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. &
Fri.; Tues. - Sat., dining.
Red Door - Open every day.
Sherman Community Club - Tues.-
Sun., pizza garden is open. La Vista
dining room is open Fri.,
chateaubriand for 2; Sat., seafood
special; Sat., open for fast food.
Davis Community Club - Fri.,
international dining in the Caoba
Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs.,
Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ.
Davis Mountain Top Pub - Thurs.-


Sun., pizza & chicken delivery.


SEntertainment

Howard O' Club - Fri., Disco.
Howard NCO Club - Variety disco in
Ballroom: Fri. & Sat.; Sun.-Mon.-
Tues.-& Wed.; Casual Cove Discos:
Fri. & Sat., rock & roll, salsa; Mon.
& Tues., variety; Wed. & Thurs.,
western.
STRAC Club - Fri., music with Judy
Upton.
Naval Station O'Club - Fri., DJ;
Mon. - Sun., live entertainment.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fri.
& Sat., DJ; Tues. movie night.
Naval Station CPO Club - Fri., DJ;
Sun., movie day.
Bayview Room -Sat., Piano for
listening and dancing, also couple's
night free corsage for ladies.
Bamboo Inn - Fri., live band.
Albrook O'Club -Fri. & Sat., disco;
Sun., German Rosch during brunch
Clayton NCO Club - Fri. & Sat.,
C&W in the Corral; Mon., closed.
Corner Post Lounge - Sun., variety
music, oldies but goodies.
Ft. Sherman Community Club - Fri.,
entertainment.
Davis Community Club - Fri., disco;
Sat., land & sea special, Caoba Cafe.


Howard O' Club - Mon.-Fri.
Howard NCO Club - Mon.-Fri.
Naval Station O'Club - Mon.-Sat.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Mon.-Fri; grill sandwich bar; Sun.
Naval Station CPO Club
-Tues.-Sun.
Quarry Heights - Mon.-Fri. lunch
specials.
Amador O'Club - Mon.- Fri.
Bamboo Inn - Mon.-Sat.


Albrook O' Club - Mon.-Fri.
Clayton Guest House - Tues.-Fri.
Clayton NCO Club - Mon. - Fri.
Davis Community Club - Tues.-Fri.;
closed Mon.
Sherman Community Club - Once a
month lunch specials.


Howard NCtO Club -Mon.-F-r.;
Sun., sit down breakfast.
Naval Station Anchorage Club
-Mon.-Fri.
Ouarrv Heights O'Club - Mon.-Sat.


Howard NCO Club - 3rd Sun. of
month.
Howard O'Club - 3rd Sun. of month.
Naval Station O'Club -
Amador O'Club -
Albrook O'Club -
Bayview Room -
Clayton NCO Club -
Sherman Community Club - once a
month.
Davis Community Club -


Howard O'Club - Wed.
Howard NCO Club - Sun. & Wed.
Albrook O'Club - Tues.
Naval Station Anchorage Club
-Thurs.
Naval Station CPO Club - Tues.
Clayton NCO Club -Sun. & Tues.
Davis Community Club - Sun. &
Wed.
Editor's Note: Because of the
changing situation relative to
Personnel Movement
Limitations, club activities are
subject to change without notice.
Personnel should call the club to
verify the scheduled event.


notices


Advance scuba diving
The Howard Outdoor Recreation
Section is now offering an Advanced
Scuba Open Water Dive, Rescue and
Equipment course. For more
information on course requirements
and times call 284-3569 or 286-3555.
Martial arts
Martial arts demonstrations will
be held at the Zodiac Recreation
Center at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Admission
is free and the public is invited. For
more information, call 284-6161.
Parent enrichment
An orientation will be held for
parents giving an overview of the
school Enrichment Program,
including what each child receives
and can receive. Ways to provide
enrichment activities in the home
setting will also be discussed.
All parents of students at Fort
Clayton Elementary are encouraged
to attend on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the
Multipurpose Room.

Parent meeting
Children do better in academic
work if they build good study skill
habits, including organization,
planning and completion.
You can become directly involved
in improving your child's study skills
by several simple activities a few
minutes each day.
Come find out how to do so at Fort
Clayton Elementary School Nov.


21 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose
Room. All parents of students at
Fort Clayton Elementary School are
urged to attend.
PTO/SAC
A joint Parent Teacher
Organization/ School Advisory
Committee meeting will be held in
the Multipurpose Room at Fort
Clayton Elementary School at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday.
All parents are encouraged to
attend. Goal setting for the year will
finalized.
Gulick SAC
The Fort Gulick School Advisory
Committee will be holding a meeting
Monday at the Fort Gulick
Elementary school.
The meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m.
and all parents are invited. For more
information all Carolyn Berlin at
289-4080.
Howard PTO
The Howard Elementary School
PTO will hold a general membership
meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Babysitting will be provided for all
preschool age children. For
information call 284-3919.

Spanish class
Registration is underway for the
next beginner's Spanish class which
begins Monday at the Valent
Recreation Center. Call 287-4201 for
more information.


CDC closings
The Howard Child Development
Center will be closed on the following
dates:
Friday-- Veteran s Day
Nov. 23 -- Thanksgiving
For additional information call 284-
6135.
Howard optometry
The Optometry Clinic at Howard
AFB will be closed Tuesday,
Thursday and Nov. 21.
Clinic personnel will be doing vision
screenings of the Kobbe Elementary
School.
M. Butterfly
The Theatre Guild of Ancon is
presenting the 1988 Tony Award
winning adult drama, M. Butterfly
from Nov. 17 through Dec. 9.
The play will open with a gala
performance. This is the opportunity
to see a play that is currently on
Broadway!
For reservations call 252-6786.
Veterans Day
The Canal Area Veterans
Association will sponsor a Veterans
Day homecoming and celebration
for the entire Canal area community
Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the
Albrook IAAFA recreational area.
Food, fun and games for the family
will be the order of the day. Live
entertainment, boys and girls
softball, an automobile show, soccer,
jumping ambassadors, and many


other events. Bring your own lawn
chairs and join the fun.
For more information contact
Charles E. Brown at 286-4349.
Investors workshop
There will be a small investors
workshop Monday at the Sundial
Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. Information will be available on
Certificates of Deposit (CDs),
mutual funds, bonds and saving for
your child's education.
Marriage enrichment
Married couples and persons who
are engaged can reserve space for a
marriage enrichment seminar
Tuesday and Wednesday. The topics
will include -marriage expectations
and myths, when lovers fight and a
new togetherness. Make reservations
by calling 287-4636.
Frames available
Ready made frames are available
at the Fort Clayton Arts & Crafts
Center, building 180. Check out the
selection.

Bank Holiday
The American Express Banks
will be closed Friday in honor of
'Primer Grito'a legal Panamanian
Holiday. American Express
banking facilities will also be
closed Nov. 23, Thanksgiving
Day.
ATM services will be available at
Howard AFB and Fort Davis as
usual.







Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


15


I _lifestyleI


French government honors Indian war heroes


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The
French government honored some
forgotten heroes of two world'wars,
the Oklahoma Indians who confused
German codebreakers by speaking
over military communications in
their native languages.
Chief Hollis Roberts of the of the
Choctaw Nation and Kenneth
Saupitty, chairman of the Comanche
Nation, received the Knight of the
National Order of Merit medals on
behalf of the Indian "codetalkers."
Each also received, much to the
merriment of the mostly Indian
audience, the traditional kiss on each


cheek from Pierre Messmer, former
prime minister of France under
President Charles De Gaulle.
"We and our people knew what we
did," said Charles J. Chibitty, listed
on the program as one of three
surviving codetalkers from World
War II. "We didn't need to talk about
it. Comanches don't talk about what
they do."
But Roberts made it clear he
thought it was' high time that the
codetalkers' contribution were
recognized.
"This is something that you won't
read in the history books, but history
was made today," he said. Several


hundred people attended the
ceremony, including Democratic
Sen. David Boren and Gov. Henry
Bellmon.
The codetalkers got their start in
World War I when an officer heard
several Choctaws talking. They were
quickly put onto the communications
lines to relay orders and information.
Choctaw, according to the Concise
Columbia Encyclopedia, is a
Muskogean language of the Hokan-
Siouan group - something not even
the best-educated German picks up
in high school. Comanche is a
Shoshonean language of the Aztec-
Tanoan stock.


Several hundred people attended
the open-air ceremony, including
Democratic Sen. David Boren and
Gov. Henry Bellmon.
The military recruited Comanche
codetalkers in World War II, but a
former soldier named Schlicht Billy
said he and about a half-dozen of his
Choctaw companions just sort of
drifted into the communications area
of the Army.
"We went to North Africa and
from there into Sicily, Italy and then
on to Germany," Billy said.
"According to the official record, we
were in combat for 511 days."


Florida prisoner nearly forges his way out of jail


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A
prison official reviewing what
appeared to be a judge's order to
release a convicted forger got
suspicious when she noticed several
misspelled words - including the
judge's name.
So Michael W. Herndon, serving a
15-year state for forgery, remains in
state prison in Bonifay.
The order was written in legal
style, bore a stamp identical to those
on other documents filed in Duval
County Court and had a signature
that looked like that of Circuit Judge


R. Hudson Olliff of Jacksonville,
who had sentenced Herndon in
April.
But a Department of Corrections
employee floticed that Olliff's name
and the words "fourth" and
"defense" were misspelled.
Officials believe the document was
created in prison and mailed to
someone in Jacksonville, who then
mailed it to the corrections
department. The envelope had a
Jacksonville postmark arid bore
Olliffs return address.
Prosecutors didn't immediately


"Besides, I don't release
people from prison."
Judge R. Hudson Olliff

know if any charges would be filed in
the forgery.
Olliff said there are no motions
pending to overturn Herndon's
convictions of uttering a forged
instrument, burglary and battery of a
law enforcement officer.
Besides, the judge said, "I don't
release people from prison."


State misspells borough's name for 2 years


SWOYERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -
This little town can't get any respect.
The Pennsylvania Department of
Transportation has consistently
misspelled the name of the borough
of 5,800 people as "Swoyerville," and
the error has stayed in the
department computer for two years.
Last winter the misspelling showed
up on a traffic sign at the corner of
Wyoming Avenue and Welles Street.
It was corrected, but lately residents
have been discovering that their
drivers' licenses and car registration
certificates also carry the error.
The mistake is understandable,
since at some times in its history the


borough was called Swoyerville,
after a colliery owner whose last
name was Swoyer.
But at least one resident is really
annoyed.
Jonathan Spohrer said he has been
driving around for three months with
an expired drivers'license because he
refuses to apply for a new license as
long as the Transportation
Department misspells the town's
name.
"I'm a perfectionist. Just to look at
it (the misspelling) really bothers
me," said Spohrer, a 29-year-old
lawyer.
Douglas Tobin, director of the


Bureau of Driver Licensing, said the
department's computer was
programmed a few years ago to spell
the names of towns and cities. The
name was programmed into the
computer incorrectly, and the
computer won't recognize any
spelling other than "Swoyerville."
Department officials have been
unable to change the spelling on
Spohrer's license renewal card,
though he said he asked for a
correction three times.
Tobin said that the department
will reprogram the computer as soon
as possible, though he was not sure
how long it would take.


Writer gets revenge bypokingfun at books


AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Tad
Tuleja may have attended too many
academic parties where names
dropped like a shower of Perrier. Or
maybe it was the plethora of
publications he dug through as a
student of literature.
Whatever it was, Tuleja, by day a
writing instructor at the University of
Massachusetts School of Manage-
ment, now spends much of his time '
engaged in what he calls
"mockademia," books that poke fun
at scholarly research.
His latest work, "The Catalog of
Lost Books," is a collection of titles


of imaginary research such as
"Salamanders are People Too" and
"Canary Row," a takeoff on the title
of Steinbeck's "Cannery Row."
Tuleja's version is the tale told by a
canary taken into coal mines in the
1930s to check the quality of air.
In "Lost Books," the premise is
that despite the tons of treatises
lining bookstores there were books
so outlandish they have been buried.
From the first "book," a story in
stones from a prehistoric cave to a
New Age classic, "Ayuh Speaks," he
lists 100 "lost books."


"I did a lot of work in literature as
a young man and I got real sick of it.
The catalog is my revenge," Tuleja
said, a grin taking the sting out of his
assessment.
"Probably the vast majority of
people in academia... are bright and
interesting," he said. "But there's
always (those) that are around that
are into dropping names in 16
languages."
"You only need a few irritating
more-subtle-than-thou people
around to turn you against it," he


Forbes magazine calls Vermont 'Third World'state


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -
Forbes magazine called Vermont a
"Third World state that needs all the
help it can get." Now, the state
Personnel Department is trying to
capitalize on the statement.
"Forbes was right, and we're ready
to admit it," the department said in
an advertisement in Sunday's
Burlington Free Press.


"Vermont state government
always needs capable, creative
committed people willing to work
hard for a below-average salary, but
an above-average sense of
accomplishment and contribution,"
the ad reads.
State recruitment supervisor Joe
Benner hoped to one-up publisher
Malcolm Forbes by placing the ad in


the next issue of "the capitalist tool."
Benner figured that it would be good
publicity for the state - but he didn't
figure on the cost of an ad in Forbes.
"We called Forbes and found out it
costs $28,000 for one full-page black-
and-white ad, for just one issue,"
Benner said. "That's more than our
advertising budget for the whole
year."


Eyes lost in Greyhound
found outside hospital
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A
pair of human eyes bound for the
Montana Eye Bank Foundation
in Missoula was reported missing
by a Greyhound bus driver but
they later turned up - unharmed -
outside the emergency room door
of St. Patrick Hospital.
Exactly what happened may
never be known.
The driver said the specially
packaged eyes, shipped from
Great Falls Wednesday night,
were in a cooler taken from
behind his seat when the bus
stopped in Missoula.
The eyes came from a donor at
Montana Deaconess Medical
Center in Great Falls.
About the time police arrived at
the bus station to take a report on
the missing eyes, St. Patrick
officials received an anonymous
call about a box left outside the
emergency room. The eyes were in
the box and the box was taken to
the nearby eye bank.
"The box was opened, but the
(eyes) appear to be in good
shape," Paul Buck, technical
director of the eye bank, said.
Buck said he wasn't concerned
with who took the package off the
bus but just glad to get the eyes
back, either for possible
transplant operations or research.







Tropic Times
16 Nov. 9, 1989


hemisphere



Coffee plantation bombings kill 6 near Bogota


BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) - A
bombing at a coffee plantation west
of Bogota killed at least six people
and wounded five others, and radio
reports said gunmen shot and killed
six others north of the Colombian
capital.
Also Tuesday, authorities found
the wreckage of a plane carrying the
son of the police chief of the drug
cartel stronghold of Cali, and a strike
to support demands for more
protection against violence
paralyzed a northern banana-
growing region.
Six people died and five were
wounded when a load of dynamite
blew up Tuesday on a ranch in
Risaralda state.
Unidentified assailants lobbed the
explosive device at a house on the La
Union coffee plantation in Quinchia
municipality, 120 miles west of the
capital, local government
spokeswoman Olga Rico told
reporters.
"The windows of my home shook
violently after the explosion, scaring


me to death," Rico said.
There were no claims of
responsibility, but members of the
leftist Popular Liberation Army,
which had threatened the ranch
owners, are suspected of the
bombing.
In Villavicencio, 50 miles
southeast of the capital, gunmen
assassinated Liberal Party politician
Nepomuceno Rojas Melo, police
reported. It was not clear whether the
Rojas killing was related to the
confrontation between the
government and the cocaine cartels.
Colombia has been the scene of a
drug war since the cocaine cartels
went on a bombing and assassination
spree to force the government to halt
extraditions of wanted drug
traffickers to the United States.
In Boyaca, west of Bogota, five
telephone workers were killed
Tuesday by a bomb, a Defense
Ministry source said. A group of men
detonated the bomb in the highway
leading to Casanare state, blowing
up the truck carrying the five


Chamorro touring U.S., Europe


NEW YORK (Reuter) -
Nicaraguan opposition presidential
candidate Violeta Chamorro accused
the Sandinistas of being afraid of
democracy as she embarked on a
two-week tour of the United States
and Europe on Monday.
Chamorro, the candidate of a 14-
party opposition coalition is
challenging Sandinista President
Daniel Ortega in the Feb. 25 vote.
Ortega's decision last week not to
renew the cease-fire with Contra
rebels "shows that Daniel Ortega is
afraid of the vote and prefers
bullets," she said.
"I am not afraid of the vote," she
added at a ceremony at New York
City Hall, where Mayor Edward
Koch presented her with a glass
apple, a symbol of the city.
Tuesday she will see U.N.
Secretary-General Javier Perez de
Cuellar and then go to Washington
for meetings with President George
Bush, Organisation of American
States Secretary-General Joao
Baena Soares and possibly
Philippines President Corazon
Aquino, who will also be in
Washington.
Chamorro, whose Opposition


National Union is favored by the
United States, said she welcomes
international observers of
Nicaraguan elections, saying, "We
want to avoid having in Nicaragua
the same thing happen that happened
with (Gen. Manuel Antonio)
Noriega in Panama."
Like Aquino, Chamorro,
publisher of the opposition
newspaper La Prensa, was thrust
into the political limelight after her
husband, La Prensa newspaper
editor Pedro Joaquin Chamorro,
was assassinated in 1978.
La Prensa opposed dictator
Anastasio Somoza, and Chamorro's
murder helped spur the overthrow of
the regime.
Violeta Chamorro briefly served
on a junta which ruled Nicaragua
after the 1979 revolution but swiftly
became disillusioned with the leftist
Sandinistas.
Chamorro will also meet leaders in
London, Rome and Madrid, her
spokesman said.
According to local newspapers,
she has spent the last few days in
Houston, Texas, being treated for a
bone disease. She was hoarse and
had trouble speaking in New York.


Honduras to attend UN meeting


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
(AP) - Honduras will attend a
meeting of Nicaraguan rebels and
the Sandinista government at the
United Nations this week,
President Jose Azcona Hoyo
announced Tuesday.
The decision removed the last
obstacle to the talks scheduled
Thursday and Friday. They will
be the first between the rebels and
government in more than a year.
Nicaragua's President Daniel
Ortega asked for the meeting to
discuss demobilization of the
U.S.-backed Contras. He
proposed it when he announced
an end to a 19-month cease-fire
last week.
In a letter to Ortega, Azcona
Hoyo said Honduras will attend
as an observer but "if the parties to
the conflict agree, will be able to
carry out a more relevant role" in


the talks.
Honduras, which houses
Contra rebel bases, initially
refused Ortega's request that it
attend the meeting, saying the
rebels are "a Nicaraguan
problem."
"Although Honduras is not
part of the internal Nicaraguan
conflict and has participated with
good faith with the other Central
American governments in
providing a solution ... it will
participate as an observer in the
meeting that your government has
asked for in New York," Azcona
Hoyo said.
The Contra rebels are to
disband and leave their Honduran
camps voluntarily by the first few
days of December under an
agreement signed by Honduras,
Nicaragua and three other Central
American nations.


employees of the Telecommuni- Previous radio reports had said six
cations Engineers Co., the source telephone workers were killed by
said. gunfire during the incident.

Nicaraguan leader blames


doublestandardforbad image
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, (Reuter) electoral observers was hailed a
- "We are the little men," says victory for democracy by
Tomas Borge, "and the big men sit in Washington and then Secretary of
Washington. And they apply one set State George Shultz attended the
of standards to us and one to the rest inauguration of the new president,
of the world." Nicolas Barletta.
Borge, Nicaragua's powerful Nicaragua came under renewed
interior minister, blames double criticism this month for ending a
standards for an image of his country unilateral cease-fire in its war against
that has little to do with reality. U.S.-backed insurgents. The
Double standards, he says, are used decision followed a series of rebel
to deepen hostility toward attacks that killed more than 40
Nicaragua. people in ten days.
In an interview with Reuters, The Bush administration instantly
Borge touched on a problem that has suggested the Sandinistas were re-
poisoned relations with the United igniting the war - at an uneasy
States ever since Ronald Reagan standstill since a Central American
became President in 1981 and peace accord - to have a pretext to
declared Nicaragua a "Communist cancel elections next year which they


dungeon" and beachhead for Soviet
expansion in Central America.
Diplomats here agree that
Nicaragua has been under closer
U.S. scrutiny than any other Latin
American country. Its leaders have
provoked more invective from
Washington than anyone else with
the possible exception of Libya's
Muammar Gaddafi and the late
Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran.
At a Pan American summit
meeting in Costa Rica this month,
President Bush likened Nicaraguan
President Daniel Ortega to a skunk
and derisively referred to him as
"that little man." For Reagan,
Ortega was "that little dictator in
olive green."
Personal insults apart, Sandinista
leaders cite dozens of examples of
being measured by a U.S. yardstick
that is not applied to other countries.
Case in point: Presidential
elections here in 1984 that
Washington described as a "Soviet-
style sham." At the time,
independent election observers said
that while the political space of the
Nicaraguan opposition was limited,
there was no evidence of fraud.
In Panama in 1984 a vote
considered rigged by virtually all


feared to lose.
"What were we supposed to do?"
said Borge, "what alternative did we
have? Sit back and allow the Contras
(rebels) to act with impunity? What
they did just went too far."
Borge, 59, is the only surviving
founder member of the Sandinista
National Liberation Front that
which spearheaded the broad-based
revolution that toppled U.S.-backed
dictator Anastasio Somdza in 1979.
U.S. officials rate Borge, who
spent years in Somoza'sjails and was
brutally tortured, as one of the most
hawkish of the nine men who make
up the Sandinistas' ruling national
directorate.
Sipping from a Diet Coke in his
book-lined study, Borge complained
that the reasons for Sandinista
actions tended to be ignored in the
United States.
"No matter what we say ... they
never listen but always find
something to criticize us for," he said
of Washington.
Government actions elsewhere in
Latin America to maintain public
order were usually accepted as
necessary by Washington but similar
measures in Nicaragua routinely
prompted U.S.condemnation,he said.


Mexico seeks better air quality


MEXICO CITY (UPI) -Mexico
signed accords Wednesday with
private industry aimed at limiting the
production and use of chemicals that
harm Earth's protective ozone layer,
a government official said.
"Eight (companies) are expected
to sign voluntary accords," said
Roberto Contreras, spokesman from
Mexico's environmental office, the
Secretariat of Urban Development
and Ecology.
"The purpose is to formally
commit known producers and users
of the substances proven destructive
of the ozone atmospheric layer,"
Contreras said.
Homero Aridjis, president of the
"Group of 100," a collection of
leading intellectuals and artists active
in environmental issues, said the
signing of the agreements would be a
positive move toward curbing air
pollution, particularly in Mexico
City, where the air is among the
world's foulest.
"It seems that they are moving to


cooperate in saving the ozone layer,"
said Aridjis, who added that the
accords are among the world's first.
Although the regulations could be
costly to petrochemical and plastics
giants, Aridjis said they are necessary
to control the capital's pollution
problem.
"Many countries are probably
doing nothing to stop the production
of (chlorofluorocarbon), even if they
know they are destroying the ozone
layer," Aridjis said.
Although Contreras refused to
reveal the names of the companies
expected to sign the agreements, one
of the eight firms are Du Pont.
The ozone layer acts as a shield in
filtering out the sun's harmful rays. A
decrease in ozone levels can cause a
host of climate changes, including
the "greenhouse warming" effect,
which can endanger the population's
health.
Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs,
are mainly used as a refrigerant,
especially in air conditioning, as well
aerosol spray propellents.







Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


17


military newsI


Cheney takes high pressure job one day at a time


by Charles Aldinger

CANBERRA, Australia, (Reuter)
- The trappings of power are
fleeting, says Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney, who takes life one day at a
time in cowboy boots and a battered
old pigskin coat.
"Obviously it's nice to fly around
in fancy aircraft and meet world
leaders," he said in an interview
before flying home recently at the
end of a 28,102-mile world tour. "But
there will come a day when I'1 again
be just Dick Cheney from Casper,
Wyoming."
"I'm kind of a fatalist about the
future. At some point I'll move on to
something else. But I don't spend a
lot of time worrying about what that
may be."
Cheney has had three heart
attacks, a condition apparently fixed
by heart bypass surgery in August
1988, and some in Washington see
the likeable, balding westerner as a
fast rising star in U.S. politics at the
tender age of 48.
He was plucked from Congress for
the Pentagon job by President Bush
last spring after the Senate rejected
John Tower as Bush's first choice.
But Cheney pooh-poohs the power
image, noting he has fallen from
affairs of high moment in the past
when he was former President
Gerald Ford's National Security
Adviser and Ford was beaten by
candidate Jimmy Carter. Cheney
was forced to go home and run for
Congress.
"In this job (defense secretary),


you always have to be on. Have a bad
day, lose a country," he quipped with
a little smile.
Despite a confident and outspoken
-hard-line attitude toward the Soviet
Union, Cheney projects anything but
a powerful image as he travels about
in western duds, donning pinstriped
suits and tassled loafers only when he
has to.
But U.S. officials traveling.with
him said they were pleased with what
they called a highly-successful two-
week trip for defense talks in France,
Portugal, Britain, West Germany,
Italy and Australia.
"He's a quick study and a very
likeable man," said one senior
official, who asked not to be


identified. "But most of all, he's a
very good listener. There have been
some secretaries around who don't
do that very well."
"One of the difficulties of the job,"
Cheney said, "is trying to get people
who work for you to tell you what
they think. It's difficult. Even with
the Joint Chiefs of Staff."
Cheney, who has shown little
effect from jet lag and a crushing
schedule on the two-week trip, said
he is used to a long schedule in
Washington.
"I'm usually up around 5 o'clock. I
try to get some exercise early - walk
or use an exercise cycle - and I'm
usually in the office by 7 o'clock," he
said.


He spends 12-hour days at the
office and several nights a week must
either entertain foreign visitors or go
to embassy or other receptions for
them.
The life leaves little private time
for Cheney and his wife, Lynn, who
sneak in a game of tennis together on
Sunday. She has a doctorate in
English literature and her own
prominent career as an author,
editor, teacher and now chairman of
the prestigious National Endowment
for the Humanities in Washington.
"She has 250 people who work for
her and runs a $150 million budget,"
he said with some pride. "We had our
first date in high school, and when we
got married she was an instructor in
the English Department at the
University of Wyoming and I was an
undergraduate."
Cheney speaks no foreign
language but said he is comfortable
with translated conversations in
overseas capitals.
"I'm an admirer of someone like
Vernon Walters (U.S. Ambassador
to West Germany), who has a great
language ability.
It's an advantage. But I don't
feel any special lack thereof."
Because of the heart problem,
Cheney tries to watch his diet
although he concedes it is difficult on
the road where rich food abounds at
foreign banquets.
"Some places where you go if you
don't eat what they serve you, you
know, it's an insult. On the ?oad, I
fall off the wagon, but at home in
Washington where I control the diet
menu I stick to it," he said.


Bush administration considers Nicaragua options


by Jim Anderson

WASHINGTON (UPI) - A
senior American official said the
Bush administration is considering
"a range of options" in response to
the stepped-up war in Nicaragua, but
is not weighing the use of U.S.
military forces.
The official, briefing reporters
Friday at the State Department after
48 hours of increased attacks by
Sandinista troops on Contra units
inside Nicaragua, said the effect of
the Nicaraguan government's
renunciation of the cease-fire was to
militarize a situation that had been
moving toward elections.
He described it as "a step
backward" and added, "This is also
going to be a test for the Soviet
Union."

Fort Jackson
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AR
NEWS) - A contingent of Fort
Jackson soldiers invaded the Marine
Corps Recruit Depot at Parris
Island, S.C., recently. The mission:
to evaluate training procedures for
recruits.
Cadre members of the 1st Basic
Training Brigade's Company D, 3rd
Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment
ventured south to see how basic
training is conducted by other
military services, an idea conceived
by Capt. Gary Floyd, Company D's
commander.
"Our goal was to examine the
general level of discipline of a Marine
recruit compared to one of our
soldiers-in-training," said 1st Lt.
George Young.


The Soviets have said they are not
supplying arms to the Sandinistas,
although U.S. officials have
expressed skepticism about those
claims and have also expressed doubt
about whether the Soviets are using
their full influence to bring about a
peaceful settlement in Central
America.
Asked about the U.S. potential
reaction, the official said, "We have a
range of options and the Sandinistas
should note the strong and growing
reaction in both houses of Congress
to what they are doing."
"If they keep pressing the current
offensive," he said, "they could
produce a greater reaction."
However, Congressional
Democratic leaders this week, while
condemning the end of the cease-fire,
have not favored the return to direct


U.S. military assistance. But the
official said that could change if the
Sandinistas continue their large-
scale attacks.
Asked if the options could include
the direct use of American military
forces, the official said, "The wise
policy-maker doesn't rule out any
options, but that is obviously not
something we are currently
considering."
The State Department said there
are now about 7,000 armed Contras
inside Nicaragua, mainly in the
northern part of the country, who are
the prime target for the Sandinista
attacks.
A figure of 4,000 given out by the
Pentagon Thursday is being revised
upward, according to State
Department spokesman Richard
Boucher.


The American official said the
Contras are under orders to "evade
contact" wherever possible. He said
there are reports of large-scale
attacks and summary executions of
captured Contras.
"I can't tell you shots have not
been fired back from the other
(Contra) side," he said.
The official suggested that
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega
ordered the offensive as a pretext
because the democratic opposition in
the election campaign was becoming
united and stronger behind the
candidacy of Violeta Chamorro, and
that the Contras - in addition to
being a potential military threat -
represent with their families some
60,000 votes against Ortega.


soldiers observe Marine basic training
Floyd, Young and five drill Marines handle everything from chemical training. The cadre also
sergeants saw firsthand how the pugil stick to nuclear, biological and watched a briefing on the Corps'drill
sergeant school and got a chance to
GSA raises mileage reimbursement compare Marine cuisine to the
Army's culinary delights. No winner
WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) Law requires that GSA was announced. After the tour,
-The mileage reimbursement periodically look into the cost of most of the drill sergeants said they
rate has been upped 1.5 cents a operating privately owned were impressed with what they saw,
mile for use of a privately owned vehicles (automobiles, airplanes but found few differences in the two
car on official business, and motorcycles) to employees services' training methods.
The General Service Adminis- while on official travel and report "The Marines are a little more
tration recently amended its the results of these investigations disciplined in some areas, but we
Federal Travel Regulation to raise to Congress. both have our missions to
the rate from 22.5 cents to 24 cents GSA reported the results of accomplish," said SSgt. Henry
per mile. their December 1988 investigation Hart.
According to Mark Ellicott, an of the cost of operating privately- "They do some things differently,
employee with the Total Army owned automobiles to Congress but basically we do the same things,"
Personnel Command, Alexandria, and indicated that the regulation said SSgt. Lonnie Mollett."They
Va., the rate applies to both would be changed to reflect the establish overall discipline from day
civilians and military. increase, one.


.. A .
1Ce
-1.. . '- " .
INFLA TABLE ARMY --1st Lt. Gelene Crawfordof the 3rd U.S. Infantry
Division in Wuerzburg, West Germany, needs only a littlepower to crush an
Army helicopter during an exercise recently. No wonder, the chopper is
made of plastic. (AP Laserphoto)


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18 Tropic Times
10 Nov. 9, 1989


Marines join in Navy's Halloween festivities


story by Pat Walker
photo by PH3 Karen Banks

U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) - Pint-sized pirates,
ballerinas, cats and a cadre of
Batmen mustered Oct. 27 at the


Children celebrate special day


gymnasium, Naval Station Panama
Canal, to kick off the Navy's
Halloween festivities.
Family Services organized the
affair for 4-11 year olds, who spent
a- c.s ---W.


YN2 Darlene Whitfield from SBU-26 assists a visiting goblin.


CPO position vacancies


PERMANENT POSITIONS
AND LOCATION


VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
OPEN CLOSE DATE


11-09-89 11-21-89
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PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST O/0
NM-1035-11 (SENSITIVE - BILINGUAL)
TEMPORARY NTE: 1 YEAR
HQ USSOUTHCOM, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE
QUARRY HEIGHTS, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, NM-344-09 07
SENSITIVE
1109TH US ARMY SIGNAL BRIGADE
INSTALLATION RECORDS MGMT OFFICE
COROZAL, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
ADMINISTRATIVE SVCS ASSISTANT (TYP) 07'


73-90


4-90


NM- 303-07, SENSITIVE
HQ USSOUTHCOM. SC-Jl, MANPOWER, PERSONNEL & ADMIN DIR
QUARRY HEIGHTS, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
(2)PLANNER AND ESTIMATOR (CARPENTER) 075-90


FN-4607-08 DRIVERS LICENCE REQUIRED
COA, DEH, ERMD, PLAN & EST BRANCH
COROZAL, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
SECRETARY (TYPING), NM-318-08


076-90


SENSITIVE - TOP SECRET CLEARANCE
HQ USSOUTHCOM, J2
QUARRY HEIGHTS, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
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SENSITIVE - QUALIFIED TYPIST
COA, DRM, MANPOWER & EQUIP DOCUMENTATION DIV.
FORT CLAYTON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA:
1. Ability to interpret and apply regulations,
2., Ability to communicate in writing.
3. Ability to communicate orally.
SECRETARY (TYPING), NM-318-04 079-90
SENSITIVE
FORSCOM
US ARMY JUNGLE OPERATIONS TRAINING CENTER, S-3
FORT SHERMAN, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.
SUPPLY MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE 080-90
NM-2003-12 (SENSITIVE)
USARSO, DCSLOG
FORT CLAYTON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE.


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the afternoon decorating their own
t-shirts, "fishing," tossing beanbags,
pinning the nose on a pumpkin,
making kleenex ghosts and chasing
apples on strings with their teeth.
By day's end there were also an
amazing number of small faces
sporting jungle camoufage, thanks to
some of the two dozen Marine
volunteers from MARFOR.
Marines and volunteers flom the
Navy's SBU-26 pitched in to do
whatever it took to ensure a
successful party, from tying
blindfolds to coaxing cooperation
from errant apples to carving
pumpkins.
The question of the day was,
"What's the best thing about
Halloween?"
According to Claire Neller, 3,
clutching a butterfly mask she had
just hooked, "Fishing."
Cammie-faced Erica Tunstarr, 5,
was very succinct: "Bats."
Manning the T-shirt table, SSgt.
David Jones reminisced that the best
thing about Halloween was watching
his own child's excitement. "He
talked his mom into Batman this
year," he said, and his smile
intimated how much he'd like to be
there.
As the afternoon wound down,
Family Services' Jane Clarke,
looking very pleased but a bit weary,
was asked for a final opinion and
laughed that the best thing about
Halloween is, "When it's over!"
But it wasn't over yet. The next
night the Sailors' Club took its turn.
Decorated in orange and black
streamers, pumpkins, chem-glow
lights and loose-jointed cardboard
skeletons (some of which became
dance partners), the club
reverberated with music and revelry.
On the big day itself, Oct. 31, bats,
spiders and ghosts materialized at the


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NM-621-05 (SHIFT WORK)
USA MEDDAC PANAMA, GAH,
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
OPERATING ROOM NURSING SERVICE
ANCON PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. However, candidates
IN-GRADE of experience as described under "Duties".
R AT: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN, NM-661-06 082-90
S USA MEDCAC PANAMA
PHARMACY SERVICE, GACH
ANCON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. However, candidates
experience in work described under duties.
PRACTICAL NURSE, NM-620-05 083-90
SHIFT WORK - U.S. LICENSE REQUIRED
NM-7 USA MEDDAC PANAMA, COCO SOLO HEALTH CLINIC
AMBULATORY MEDICINE - EMERGENCY ROOM
COCO SOLO, PANAMA
PSYCHIATRIC NURSING ASSISTANT 084-90


Galley (enlisted mess), "hanging
around" amid black and orange
balloons and streamers. Skeletons
wished diners "bon appetite" from
ghoulish napkins, and Halloween
cake and bat cookies topped off the
meal.
And there were some odd goings-
on in the station's headquarters
building, thanks to PSD (Personnel
Support Activity Detachment). A
flapper appeared, selling raffle
tickets for two pumpkin-shaped
orange- hued cakes; a full-sized
clown showed up with a miniature
soldier and pirate; and one Ensign
Claude Kelly announced, "This is
how I'd dress all the time if I could -
my one opportunity." His outfit
consisted of bare feet and a sheet
draped toga-style over one shoulder.
Clifton had decided against
changing into costume out of fear
that, "My makeup would run."
Flapper and Roman and clown,
plus alot of people dressed as U.S.
Navy personnel, fortified themselves
with cold-cuts and cheese, dips and
other goodies before calling it a day
for Halloween, Naval Station style.


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USA MEDDAC PANAMA, GAH
NM-6 DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, PSYCHIATRIC WARD
ANCON, PANAMA
JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. However, candidate must have one (1) year of
experience in the care of psychiatric patients, in motivating patients and
redirecting their behavior toward treatment plan goals.
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TO READ: POSITION IS SENSITIVE, ALSO VB#059-90 SHOULD INCLUDE POSITION
'4 REQUIRES FREQUENT TRAVEL AND POSSIBLE RELOCATION TO ORLANDO, FL., WITHIN A
YEAR.


NAF lists job vacancies

N/A Those eligible to apply for Non are available:
Appropriated Funds positions NM-1710-07, Education
include family members of active Specialist, $9.34 per hour,
duty military and DOD civilians permanent full-time, DCA, CFA,
NM-Il FSD, Child Development
NM-11 assigned to Panama, off-duty FSD, Child Development
-11 Services, Margarita, Colon,
military and the local civilian Panama (one vacancy).
population. The following jobs Announcement closes Nov. 24.


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I sports
commentary r

AF prepares trophy shelf

by A1C Tamara S. Jacobson sinking of a classified ship. Added


HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW-
PA) -- There's no secret about it this
year - the Air Force will turn the
Turkey Bowl into the "temple of
doom" for the Army, Navy and
Marines, Nov. 22, according to an
official spokesperson from Air Force
Turkey Bowl Headquarters.
It won't take any secret weapons or
help from the National Football
League to ruffle the green, white and
khaki feathers of the sister bird
teams, he added.
It wouldn't be any different from
the previous two years. The football
trophy has been in its place of honor
since 1987, and the Air Force doesn't
intend giving up the title. Reports
have it that the shelf has been
rearranged and is dusted daily to
prepare for adding the overall trophy
from this year.
While the Army has been gloating
behind the 'skirts' of the overall
Turkey Bowl Championship trophy
for awhile now, they have decided to
change their tactics this year and join
the rest of the tomss' on the football
field for a real game. Their vehicle is
the "Galleon Stallion" ... it certainly
sounds tough enough.
Inside sources at U.S. Naval
Station Panama Canal relayed
information of plans being formed
behind closed doors, calling for the


reports had Marines being issued
camouflaged lassos, but that was
unconfirmed at press time. Army,
need we say more?
Pre-event scrimmages between the
Navy and Air Force football teams
left no doubts, though, about the
extensive training the blue men have
undergone. Witnesses stated that the
horrible sounds of seals barking in
pain would long be remembered.
The football field hasn't been the
only training ground for the Air
Force. The men and women's track
teams run twice a day - the cause of
those travel advisories heard on SCN
for slow-moving traffic on the Trans-
Isthmian Highway.
Provided someone coaxes the
Marines out of the jungle and finally
convinces them that leaves are not
authorized on the track uniform, it
should be a good meet.
The Air Force is ready for Nov. 22.
It is fitting that Turkey Bowl takes
place the night before Thanksgiving
-- the "last crusade" of the Air Force
is to serve up Army, Navy and
Marine drumsticks as an appetizer
for the holiday.


Youth ball
The 1990 boys baseball and girls
softball season will start Jan. 13 and
youths ages 4-18 can register until
Nov. 25 at the Howard and Albrook
youth centers. Hours of registration
are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and Saturday from
1-5 p.m.
5' 11" Basketball
A 5-ft.-l11-inch and above
Basketball League sponsored by
CRD Sports will be held at Reeder
Fitness Center. Signups conclude
Tuesday at CRD Sports, building
154, Fort Clayton. An organizational
meeting follows at noon Nov. 18 at
the CRD office. For more
information call 287-4050.
Jungle Run
NSGA Galeta Island will host a 5K
Jungle Fun Run Dec. 12,5 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help get this
run off to a great start. Even if you
plan to run, you can be a volunteer
up until race day! Please contact
MWR at 289-5109 or CTOC Fifer at
289-5010.
Aerobicycle training
If you are interested in using the
aerobicycles at the Howard Sports
and Fitness Center, training classes
are offered Monday through Friday
from 7:30 to 8 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to
noon, and 5:30 to 6 p.m. Training
classes are mandatory for those who
want to use the aerobicycles. For
more information, call 284-3451.
Ruggers
Attention all ruggers! The
Howard/Kobbe vs. the 5/87th
Infantry match to be held at Fort
Clayton Friday has been postponed.
The match will be held Nov. 18 at
the quadrangle on Fort Clayton.
Kick-off time is 10 a.m.
The match against the LeJeune
Marines tentatively scheduled for
Nov. 18 is postponed until after the
Turkey Bowl.


Contact your representative, or
call SrA Barnes at 284-3662 (after 5
p.m.) for more information.

TDY bowling league
The Howard Bowling Center is
now forming a TDY bowling league
consisting of two-man teams with the
league bowling for the duration of
the TDY. For more information, call
284-4818.
Bowling
A unit level bowling meeting will
be held at Amador Golf Course 9
a.m. Friday. Rosters must be turned
in at the meeting. For more
information call 287-4050.

Shift workers bowling
The Albrook Bowling Center is
now forming a shift workers bowling
league with a schedule based on team
availability and competition
scheduled for mornings, afternoons,
evenings and weekends.
For more information, call
286-4260.
Turkey Bowl
The Air Force will celebrate the
upcoming Turkey Bowl activities
with a 1950s style sock hop Nov. 17 at
the Howard Sports and Fitness
Center.
The activities start at 7 p.m. and
will run until whenever. Tickets are
on sale at the Howard NCO Club and
Sports and Fitness Center for $2 per
person. Ticket sales are limited to 250
and will be available to NCO and
officers club members only.
Members may bring one guest.
"It is a real sock hop," said Jim
Sanders, Howard Sports and Fitness
Center athletic director. "No shoes
on the gym floor. Come out and
'sweat' and have fun like we did in the
1950s." There will be a disc jockey at
the dance, door prizes,limbo contest,
dance contests, contest for best
dressed couple and more.
For more information, call
284-3451.


Basketball League
A Basketball Community League
sponsored by CRD Sports will be
held at Reeder Fitness Center.
Registration Wednesday through
Nov. 29 at CRD Sports Office in
building 154, Fort Clayton. For
more information call 287-4050.

Lockers
I If you currently have a locker at
the Howard Sports and Fitness
Center and wish to keep it through
1990, renewal is required between
Dec. 1 and Jan. 31. If the fee is not
paid before the Jan. 31 deadline,
your name will be moved to the
bottom of the locker waiting list. For
more information, call 284-3451.
Ski meet
The 28th Annual Air Force
Invitational Ski Meet will be held
March 4 through 9 at Utah's
Snowbasin Ski Resort for active-
duty military only. Team and
individual competition will be held in
various alpine events. Since the meet
is self-supporting, a $125 entry fee
will be charged to each participant.
Entry fees will be returned to those
not selected. Anyone interested in
participating in the meet should
contact the Howard Sports and
Fitness Center for resume forms.
Deadline for receipt of resumes and
entry fees is Jan. 22. For more
information call 284-3451.

Racquetball Clinic
A Racquetball Clinic will be held
at Reeder Fitness Center 1 to 4 p.m.
Nov. 18 and 25. Clinic is limited to 10
persons. Reservations are now being
accepted. For more information call
287-3861.
Navy Turkey Bowl
Any females (military or civilian)
interested in participating in Turkey
Bowl '89, representing the Navy
teams, please contact BM2 Little at
283-5605.


Males interested in participating in
Turkey Bowl '89. Navy team needs
you for competition in biathlon,
football and track relays. If
interested, contact John Hern at
283-4222/5307. Kv


Softball tourney
A Company Level Softball
Tournament will be sponsored by
CRD Sports. Women's and Civilian
leagues are available. Registration
ends mid-November. For more
information call 287-4050.
Retirees bowling
The Albrook Bowling Center is
forming a retirees bowling league
open to all DOD retirees and their
dependents. For more information,
call 286-4260.

NFL Schedule
by The Associated Press
Sunday
Chicago at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at New England, 1
p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia, 1
p.m.
Atlanta at San Francisco, 4 p.m.
Cleveland at Seattle, 4 p.m.
Dallas at Phoenix, 4 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m.
L.A. Raiders at San Diego, 8 p.m.
Monday
Cincinnati at Houston, 9 p.m.


Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


19


FREE WEIGHTS -- Spec. J. J. Pierce, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry
(Airborne), winds down on the ground at the Howard Sports and Fitness
Center after a day of airborne activities. A variety offree weights is available
for use at the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by AlC Tamara S. Jacobson)


Sports Shorts


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2 O Tropic Times
v Nov. 9, 1989



Air Force schedules Turkey Bowl '89 events


HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW/
PA) -- Time for the "Super Bowl
south of the Rio Grande," is fast
approaching and is guaranteed to
boost the spirits and morale of all
personnel stationed in Panama. Yes
folks, get ready ... the Morale,
Welfare and Recreation-sponsored
activities leading to the annual event
-- Turkey Bowl 1989 -- are gaining
momentum.
So it's time to get out and support
the program!
The event, taking place Nov. 22 at
approximately 3 p.m. will once again
feature the athletic abilities of our
military community stationed in
Panama, including personnel from
the Panama Canal Commission.
Events include flag football, men's
and women's biathlon (running and
swimming), women's one- and two-
mile relays, men's two-mile relay, a
10K run and hurrahs from scores of.
bouncy cheerleaders.
Tickets are on sale for $5 for ages
13 and up, $2.50 for ages 5 through
12, and children under five free. The
location and times of ticket sales will
be announced at a later date. Funds
raised from the ticket sales will go
back into the MWR programs at
each of the bases.
The Turkey Bowl provides a great
opportunity for people here to not
only witness an exciting competition,
it's a terrific booster and shows the
total pride of our respective services.
Jim Sanders, Howard Sports and
Fitness Center's athletic director
said, "This is a chance to celebrate
the upcoming holiday season in good




1. Name the player who holds the
NFC record for most interceptions
in a season.
2. Name the player who holds the
AFC record for most interceptions
in a season.
3. Name the player who holds the
AFC record for most pass receptions
in a season.
4. Name the player who holds the
NFC record for most pass recep-
tions in a season.
5. Name the player who holds the
NFC record for most touchdowns in
a season.
6. Name the player who holds the
AFC record for most touchdowns in
a season.
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punt.
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date.
In the centerpiece of the Turkey
Bowl competition last year, the Air
Force won the championship in flag
football by defeating a stubborn
Army squad, 6-0, after earlier
defeating the Marines, 20-6. The
victory was the Air Forces' second
flag football win. Additionally, the
Air Force women's team took first
place in the two-mile relay
competetition with a time of
11:00.62, and the Army won the
women's one-mile relay in 4:18.75.
PCC snatched the gold medal in
the men's two-mile relay with the
Marines collecting the silver and the
Army winning the bronze.

I Iwi -


The men's biathlon meet was won
by the Navy with a time of 54:28, and
the women's biathlon was also
captured by the Navy in 41:00. With
an excellent time of 2:21.51, the
Army team took the 10K run.
"All participants did a superjob in
bringing fun and enjoyment to
thousands of people in our
community through this truly unique
Panama event," said Col. Thomas H.
Copier, 24th Combat Support
Group commander, "We fully expect
an even bigger event in 1989 to
include more gold for the Air Force
this year.
Aim high Air Force -- we will see
all of you at the Turkey Bowl."


spirit even though many of us are
away from our family and friends.
People get wrapped up in the Turkey
Bowl hoopla, and they forget the
stress they may be under.
"We're expecting around 10,000
screaming fans to show up, so come
on out and support your service."
The Air Force is already showing
their spirit for this year's event as
Turkey Bowl T-shirts sales are
currently in progress in front of the
Howard post office for $5. Money
raised from shirt sales will benefit the
Howard and Albrook Youth
Centers. About 700 shirts have
already been sold and they are going
fast. In upcoming weeks, shirts will
also be on sale at the Howard and
Albrook dining halls, the
commissary, clinic, theaters and
various other locations as supplies
last. For more information on
Turkey Bowl T-shirt sales, contact
either Kathee Staton at 284-4700 or
Vince Duncan at 286-3195.


"We're expecting around
10,000 screaming fans..."
Jim Sanders

The Air Forces' "Tops in Blue"
entertainment troupe will be
performing at the Howard theater
Nov. 11 and 12, and a 1950's-style
"sock hop" will be held at the
Howard Sports and Fitness Center
Nov. 17 to kick off the Turkey Bowl
festivities.According to Sanders, a.
pep rally will be held the day of the
Turkey Bowl but the location and


NFL Dream League: division realignment


by Spec. John Hall

COROZAL (TROPIC TIMES)
- Now that the NFL season is more
than half over, you have to wonder
how much money the Atlanta
Falcons have wasted on air travel.
What are they doing in the NFC


West anyway?
Every year, Atlanta battles
division counterparts San Francisco
and Los Angeles twice apiece on its
16-game schedule. So to make a long
story longer, all three teams end up
flying coast-to-coast when they
shouldn't have to.


Don't forget about New Orleans.
Louisiana to California is a trek in
itself. All of this could be avoided.
I'm sure you're in great suspense, so I
won't tease you any longer.
All that new NFL commissioner
Paul Tagliabue has to do to solve this
problem is realign the six divisions.
I'1 even make it simple for him by
handing him the dream league. It
would save so much time and money.
Realignment would also create new
and exciting rivalries. Most of all, it
makes sense.
Take the Houston Oilers for
instance. Why are the Oilers in the
same division with Pittsburgh,
Cleveland and Cincinnati? Who
knows? Dallas and Phoenix have no
business cluttering up a competitive
NFC East. So here it is, the solution
to the NFL's unneeded extensive
traveling:

NFL DREAM LEAGUE
AFC NFC
CENTRAL CENTRAL
Cleveland Chicago
Cincinnati Detroit
Pittsburgh Green Bay
Washington Indianapolis
Minnesota


AFC EAST
Buffalo
New England
NY Giants
NY Jets
Philadelphia

AFC WEST
LA Raiders
LA Rams
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle


NFC EAST
Atlanta
Miami
New Orleans
Tampa Bay


NFC WEST
Dallas
Denver
Houston
Kansas City
Phoenix


GALLEON STALLION-- U.S. Army South Commander, Maj. Gen. Marc
A. Cisneros, astride Bendigo, the Army's 1989 Turkey Bowl mascot,
reaffirms his challenge to the other services. (U. S. Army photo by Spec.
John Moreland)


B - - - ,pr I
NAUTILUS WtIGHI TRAINING -- SrA. Simon Marez, 1978th
Communications Group, takes advantage of the NautilUs equipment at the
Howard Sports and Fitness Center to get in shapefor the holidays. Nautilus
weight training is available at the center, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 284-3451 for an appointment. U.S. Air
Force photo by AIC Tamara S. Jacobson)









Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989 21


NFL plans to give up collective bargaining rights


WASHINGTON (AP) - The
NFL Players Association, acting in
the aftermath of an unfavorable
court decision, says it will surrender
its collective bargaining rights for the
league's players.
Doug Allen, the union's assistant
executive director, said Tuesday that
the NFLPA had informed the NFL
Management Council in a letter of its
intention to seek decertification as a
union.
"What the letter does is repudiate
the bargaining relationship and the
union's bargaining rights," Allen
said. "The players association will no
longer be asserting its rights under
labor law as an exclusive bargaining
agent, but that doesn't mean the
players' legal challenge to
management will be over.
"In fact," Allen said, "it will
continue."
The letter, sent Monday, was the
union's response to an appeals court
ruling that upheld the NFL's free
agency system and rejected the
union's antitrust suit against the


league. Allen said the union would
appeal the decision, but was not
abandoning representation of
players, only bargaining rights.
Meanwhile, he said, it would
refuse to stand between the owners
and players - the point the court
said shielded the league from
antitrust action.
"Until our appeal is heard on this
ill-advised and very troublesome
decision, the players have two
choices - bargain for benefits
collectively or bargain individually
for compensation," Allen said. "The
union will no longer be a shield
behind which management can use to
protect itself.... "
The decision to decertify.will have
to be voted on by the players. It was
unclear how long that would take,
although in the past, players have
generally ratified decisions made by
union leadership and the executive
council.
The move stems directly from last
week's decision by the 8th Circuit
Court of Appeals ruling that NFL


owners were not in violation of
antitrust laws simply because of an
impasse in negotiations between the
union and management. In effect,
that 2-1 decision negated the union's
antitrust suit against the league, filed
at the conclusion of its unsuccessful
strike two years ago.
"This decision appears to say that
as long as there is an ongoing
relationship between the players
(union) and the league, players can't
challenge restrictions, as there was in
the past," NFLPA counsel Dick
Berthelsen said.
It remained unclear what
decertification would mean.
The union maintained that it
would leave players free of antitrust
restrictions, allowing them, perhaps
to become free agents when their
contracts expire. But management
officials said that for a player to
become free, he would have to
institute an antitrust suit against the
league, which could take years.
Allen said the problem is not with
salaries but with benefits.


Baseball writers vote Olson Rookie


NEW YORK (AP) - Gregg
Olson, the relief pitcher who led
Baltimore to the one of the greatest
turnarounds in baseball history, was
voted American League Rookie of
the Year on Tuesday.
Olson got 26 first-place votes and
two seconds from a 28-member panel
of the Baseball Writers Association
of America for 136 points. Kansas
City Royals pitcher Tom Gordon got
one first, 19 seconds and five thirds
for 67 points. Seattle Mariners
outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. got one
first, two seconds and 10 third for 21
points.
Baltimore third baseman Craig


Manning ret
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los
Angeles Clippers forward Danny
Manning, who has been working out
on his own to rehabilitate his left

Top 25 college teams
by The Associated Press

Team Pts
1. Notre Dame 1,496
2. Colorado 1,441
3. Michigan 1,343
4. Alabama 1,310
5. Florida St. 1,220
6. Nebraska 1,180
7. Miami, Fla. 1,147
8. Illinois 1,104
9. Southern Cal 1,042
10. Arkansas 921
11. Tennessee 902
12. Auburn 829
13. Penn St. 744
14. Pittsburgh 683
15. Houston 610
16. Texas A and M 590
17. Clemson 557
18. Virginia 436
19. West Virginia 412
20. Florida 317
21. Brigham Young 193
22. N. Carolina St. 156
23. Texas Tech 145
24. Fresno St. 140
25. Arizona 124
Other receiving votes: Ohio St.
117, Hawaii 105, Michigan St. 58,
Oklahoma 52, Air Force 41,
Washington St. 23, Duke 21,
Texas 21, Arizon a St. 11, Georgia
7, LSU 1, Syracuse 1.


Worthington was fourth with 16
points, followed by California
Angels pitcher Jim Abbott'with 10
points and Texas Rangers pitcher
Kevin Brown with two points.


the mark of 23 by Doug Corbett in
1980. Olson's save total was eight
more than the rest of AL rookies
combined this year. He is the first
relief pitcher to win the AL honor.


"Since 1982, salaries are up 300
percent, and benefits have decreased
from 50 percent of the average
players' salary to 15 percent," said
Allen, who attributed the salary
increase to the old United States
Football League and the union's
pursuit of free agency. "The math
makes the decision clear for the
players."

Sports on SCN-TV
Saturday
Noon College Football- North
Carolina vs. Duke
3:30 p.m. College Football
U.S.C. vs. Arizona or Michigan
vs. Illinois
Sunday
12:30 p.m. CBS Sports- NFL
Today
I p.m. CBS Sports- NFL
Football- Washington vs.
Philadelphia or Indianapolis vs.
Buffalo
4 p.m. CBS Sports- NFL
Football- N.Y. Giants vs. L.A.
Rams


of the Year
right-hander gave up 11 hits and
struck out 23 in 26 2-3 innings,
getting 11 saves.
For all his success, though, Olson
may remember the season more for


"Gordon had a great year and you "I didn't know if I was going to one wild pitch he threw in his la
have to wonder what would have make the team at all coming out of game.
happened if Griffey hadn't gotten spring training," Olson said. The Orioles went into Toronto f
h happened if Griffey hadn't gotten Todd Worrell, who saved 36 the final weekend trailing the Bi
S "The Osn saithd f Lousvllel games in 1986, is the only rookie to Jays by one game in the AL East. 1
Ky.Theget more saves than Olson. Terry the opener, Baltimore led 1-0 in th
You can't expect something like that Forster, who saved 29 games in 1972 eighth inning and seemed in positic
with all the guys around the league at age 20, is the only pitcher to get to tie for the division lead whe
who had the years that they did. I more saves at a younger age than Olson's curve bounced away an
didn't want to get my hopes up." Olson, who turned 23 on Oct. 11. allowed the tying run to score wit
, te sixth Bltim Olson, relying on one of the two outs.
Olson , tke sf th Baltiore player sharpest breaking curve balls in the "It was one of those things," Olso
named Rookie of the Year, set an AL majors, did not allow a run after July said. "Who's to say if I had made th
rookie record with 27 saves, breaking 31. In those 21 appearances, the pitch he wouldn't hive hit it?"

urns to practice Wednesday after injury


knee, has been cleared to practice
with the team beginning Nov. 15,
General Manager Elgin Baylor said.
Manning tore the anterior cruciate
ligament in his left knee last Jan. 4
and underwent reconstructive
surgery Jan. 15.
Dr. Stephen Lombardo, who
performed the surgery, told Baylor
last weekend that Manning would be
able to begin regular drills on the
15th. The team has not determined
when Manning will return to the
active roster.
"This is good news," Baylor said


Monday night. "It's still going to take
time, but he has come along faster
than I thought he would. You can tell
that it's a boost for our team. We still
need all of the players we can get to
get this thing turned around."
Manning has been running two to
three miles on the hard sand near his
Hermosa Beach home, lifting
weights three times weekly while also
working on a Lifecycle and treadmill,
and shooting and working out in a
gym on his own several times each
week, the team said.
His weight has held steady at 240


Sweeney hopes to keep Fres1


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Jim
Sweeney's Irish ancestry won't let
him completely discount help from
leprechauns in keeping his 24th-
ranked Fresno State team
undefeated, but he prefers to credit
the skills of his players for their
success.
The Bulldogs rolled up eight easy
victories over largely undistinguished
opposition to reach the Top 25, then
nearly fell from the undefeated and
untied ranks Saturday.
After San Jose State scored in the
closing minutes, cutting Fresno's
lead to 31-30, the snap from center
for the extra point that would have
tied the score dribbled along the turf,
and the holder frantically threw a
pass that a Bulldogs' defender
knocked down.
Sweeney, who called the bad snap


"the biggest break in my coaching
career," felt his team's reputation for
blocking kicks may have made the
center nervous.
"It was more than just the
leprechauns," Sweeney said. "We
and New Mexico.
The victory gave the Bulldogs the
Big West Conference title and their
second straight appearance in the
California Bowl, held annually at
their stadium.
Sweeney isn't worried that the
players will have a letdown after
Saturday's emotional ending or will
start looking ahead to the Dec. 9
bowl instead of concentrating on
their next two games, on the road
against New Mexico State and New
Mexico.
"Our message is always the same to
a team: 'Don't worry who you play;


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pounds and he has told the team that
his overall condition is good.
Manning averaged 16.7 points and
6.6 rebounds in 26 games last year
before being hurt.


no State tops
concern yourself with how you play,"
" he said. "I think when you take too
much worry into a game, it bothers
your nervous skills and then that
affects your motor skills."
The Bulldogs' perfect record this
year follows a 10-2 mark in 1988,
climaxed by a 35-30 California Bowl
victory over Western Michigan.
Fresno's 16-game winning streak is
the nation's second-longest, behind
Notre Dame's 21, and the Bulldogs
are among only four Division I teams
unbeaten this season. In addition to
Notre Dame, the others are
Colorado and Alabama.
Sweeney describes his players as
"extremely confident" with excellent
team speed.
"They don't stay blocked, and they
swarm on defense," he said. "They
use the element of desire about as
well as it's ever been used here."













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"So far all he ever grows is
tired."


Parrot, yellow head, 2yrs old,delightful, big cage included,
w/papers. $125/obo. 287-4126.


Pit Bull pups, Champion lines. $300. 267-0415.


2 Dobermans pups, very reasonable, large cages. 287-5577.
Free kittens, I black female, I black and white female, I male
tabby. Free. 2864475.
Black female cat, spayed, shots, declawed, litter trained. Free.
287-5022.
German Sheperd puppies, 13 wks, 2 females. $75. 284-3690.
3/4 German Sheperd-1/4 Belguin Sheperd, 4 females, ready
to go. $150. 221-7804.
Pit Bull, female, ADBA reg, brindle-tiger stripes color. 2 yrs
old, gd w/kids. $100. 287-3337.
Pit Bull puppy, 9 wks old, ADBA reg, brindle-tiger stripes
color, all shots and wormed. $200. 287-3337.
German Sheperd puppies, 5 wks old Champion bloodlines
both sides w/papers, all shots. $350 M/$300 F. 234-1882.
Peekapoo male dog w/carrier and is house trained.
$125/obo. 284-4321.
Free to good home, 10 mo old dog, sm/med, red-brown, gd
watch dog, great w/kids. Free. 286-4372.
T/B Chestnut Gelding, good jumper, good on flat, good
disposition, comes w/stall. 287-4777.
Precious German Sheperd/mix pups, ready to be your best
friend. $50. 286-6481.
Rottweiler pups, had all shots, ready to sell. Negotiable.
287-3710.
Female Golden Labrador Ret. puppy, 10 wks, all shots,
perfect for kids. $200. 286-4829.
German Sheperd, female puppies, ccp reg, exc bloodlines,
both sides. $275. 226-5395.




Monitor for Commodore Colt/Tandy computer (IBM
compact . $75. 284-5686.
Commodore 64 & 128 software, exc variety of games,
utilities, applications, educational. 284-6597.
R/c plane low wing semi acrobatic w/4 ch fm radio airtonics.
$250. 260-1598.

Apple IIGS, 20 m, cms hard drive. $500. 287-3588.
Magnavox 19 in tv, Apple computer w/printer, Kenwood
stereo sys. 287-5420.
Commodore Colt computer wi monochrome monitor. $700.
284-3691.
Kenwood cd player. $120/obo. Computer chess board, full
levels, deluxe model. $75/obo. 282-3539.
Commodore Vic-20, compat w/ l/ic64 wcass drive, games,
program, diff kind of paddle, in exc cond. $150/obo. 287-
4691.


Pioneer turntbl, cass deck, reverb, equal, Technics receiver,
cabinet, will sell separately. $500. 283-6140.
Magnavox videowriter word processor 250 w/access. $400.
284-4147 or 284-3757 week.
Kenwood 150 watt per chnl pwr amp. $200. Complete
Pioneer stereo sys. $600. 285-5565 ask for SPC Weber.


Stereo w) spks. $600. 286-6277.


Peavey guitar amplier, like new, VTX model, dual spks,
reverb, depth, foot switch. $385. 287-3383.
Short wave radios, transmitter, receiver, pwr source, spks,
morse code key, dipole antenna. $300. 286-4282.
Beta tape reminder, Ginga model MKIII G-R-888, like new,
hardly used. $22. 284-5685 after 5 pm.
Records only slightly used, Chicago, Hendrix, Rolling
Stones, Cat Stevens, etc. 287-4439.
IBM-PC, 256k, 20 meg, hand disk, monitor, Star SG-15
printer, plus computer table. $1200. 282-4234.
IBM-XT Compat computer, dual floppy, 30 meg hard, 640k,
8087, Epson printer, color monitor. $2000. 282-3522.
Mixer/pa Traynor 6400, 6 channel, hi/lo input/output,
equal, 120 watt output. $400. Echoplex tape echo. $40. 282-
3522.
Full size vhs video camera, like new, hard case, many
features. 287-4928 after 6 pm.



1977 Ford Fairmount, 6 cyl, at, new brakes, carb, btry,
starter, etc. $1600. 282-3686.
87 Suzuki Samauri JX, soft top, 5 spd, 30,000 miles, great
cond. $5200. 287-3337.
1978 Cadillac Sedan De Ville, gd cond, low miles. Best offer.
252-5014.
1979 Plymouth H horizon, 4 dr, 4 cyl, at. $800. 286-3547 after 7
pm.
1965 & 1966 Mustang convertibles, 6 cyl, at. $3000. 8 cyl MT,
both nice. $4500. 252-6718.
1977 Ford Fairmont, 6 cyl, at, new brakes, btry, starter, etc.
$1600. 282-3686.
1988 Ford light truck manuals from Helm for all F, E and
Bronco series, new. $100. 252-6467.
1984 Dodge Colt. turbo, intercooled, very fast, ac,
am/fm/cass, w/amp. $4200. 284-4430.
1966 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, collectors car. 393
engine, everything originr,i duty paid. $1795. 252-6777.
1982 Pontiac Grand Prix, gd cond, ac, stereo. $2200. 284
4535.
1988 Nissan Sunny, 4 dr. 5 spd, am fm:radio, ac, color red.
$5000obo. 224-1535.
1980 Honda Accord, exc cond, duty free, us specs, ac, ps.
$3000. 252-1143.


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1982 Dodge Aries, gd cond, ac, radio. $2500. 287-4126 leave
message.
1974 Toyota Landcruiser, 4 wd, duty paid, exc cond, trailer,
brakes. $3000. 287-6126.
1981 Datsun 210, 4 dr, Station Wagon, ac, am/fm/cass.
$1500/obo. 285-4030.

VW, very dependable, must see, duty paid. $500/firm. 287-
5577.
1985 Renault Encore, 2 dr, liftback, red, 4 spd, 4 cyl,
am/fmicass, new tires/brakes, etc. $3000/neg. 287-3632.
1973 Jaguar XJ6, classic, exc cond, duty paid. $5000. 252-
2884.
71 Ford Mustang, 6 cyl, at, runs great, 2 dr. new tires,
am/fm/cass. $1100/obo. 284-3394 after 6 pm.
1988 Lada Pickup, like new, 5,000 kms, leaving must sell,
assume notes, bal $3000. 286-4993.
1987 Mitsubishi Montero, red, 2 dr, diesel, like new, loaded,
avail now. $11,500. 2824827.
1982 Black Chrysler New Yorker, gd cond. $4000. 1984 silver
Subaru GL, exc cond. $5500. 284-3597.
1988 Nissan Sunny Station Wagon, blue, like new, loaded.
$7500. 282-4827.
86 red GTI, 2 dr, am/fm/cass, gd cond, 5 spd. $8000/obo.
284-5047 ask for Sgt. Elliott 7-4.
1986 Plymouth Horizon S.E., ac, 5 spd, 4 cyl, 4 dr. super
clean. $5000. 286-4483.
77 GMC Jimmy, 4 wd, 350 auto, new tires, some body
damage. $3700/obo. 285-3565.
81 Mercury Lyns, 2 dr, hatch back, run good. $1350. 284-
3296.
1980 Pontiac Grand Prix, exc cond, ac. pw, ps, pb. $3000.
284-4933.
1987 Nissan Sunny, great cond. ac, new tires. $4300. 286-
3142.

1984 Ford Thunderbid, very gd cond, ac, ps, pb, pwr wind,
v6, am/fm. $5800. 286-4594.
1981 Subaru Sedan, 4 dr, 1600 DL. Blue Book. 252-6783.
1983 Renault Alliance, exc cond, low mileage. $2500/obo.
284-6124.
1981 Mazda RX7, exc cond. $3500/obo. 284-6124.
1978 Honda Accord, 5 spd, am/fmcass, 89 decal, duty paid,
runs gd. $2000. 284-4624.
1982 Honda Accord, 2 dr, am/fm/cass, ps, pb, exc running
cond, plush interior. $3500. 252-2457.
1979 Plymouth Volare, gd cond, ac, radio, new batt/tires.
$2500. 225-3071.
84 Chevy Blazer S-10, at, low mileage, exc cond, 4 wd,
am/fm/cass. 90 insp. $8000. 286-6346.
78 Brazilia. mechanically maintained, rusted body, must sell
before 13 Nov. $500. 287-5339.


1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon, gd cond, ac. $1500. 287-6126.

82 Mitsubishi Galant, 4 dr, at, ac. $3500. 252-6691.

1983 Toyota Hi-Lux, 4 dr, 2.2 diesel, am/fmicass, bucket
seats. $4000. 252-2240.
74JaguarXJ6, us specs, duty paid, green/camel, loaded, low
mileage, garage kept. $69001obo. 286-6136.
1973 blue Cadillac Limousine, needs some body work in
trunk, duty paid. $1000. 268-1096.
76 MGB, gd cond, cony, notduty paid, must sell. $2500/obo.
283-3683.
1972 VW camper, 2000cc engine, am/fm/cass, very gd cond.
$1500/obo. 252-5630.
1987 Subaru, 4 dr sedan, metallic grey, exc cond, loaded, not
us spec or duty paid. 287-4777.
1988 Nissan Sunny Station Wagon, am/fm, ac, radial tires,
etc. $5200. 284-4635.
1979 VW Beetle, exc cond. $1250. 287-5271.
86 Nissan Sunny, 53,000 kms, 4 spd, ac, tinted wind,
am/fm/radio, 4 dr. $3700. 284-6975.
1980 Chevrolet Monza, duty paid, 4 cyl, 2 dr, am/fm. $1550.
252-1189.
79 Jeep Wagoneer, heavy duty susp, new tires, duty paid.
$2900. 286-4295.
1979 Plymouth Champ, 4 spd, new tires, runs gd. $2000/obo.
286-4696.

1979 Volvo, 4 dr, gd cond, runs gd, 244 DL $3500/obo.
286-4696.
1972 Plymouth Duster, 8 cyl, black. $850. 252-1197.
1982 Mitsubishi Minibus. $3000.1973 Mave' :k,4dr. $1300.
282-3339.
1981 Chevrolet Caprice Station Wagon,-3 seater, ac, exc
cond. $8000. 284-5296.
83 Ford Club Wagon XLT, at, ac, & 83 Ford Lazer, at, ac,
both extra clean. 286-6293.
1980 Subaru, 4 wheel drive, s.w, 4 spd. ac, stereo, tinted
windows. $2200. 260-6148.
1977 Olds 442, 260 v,8 5 spd. ac, stereo, very rare. $1900.
260-6148.
1981 Triumph TR7 convertible, 5 spd, am,fm/cass, alarm,
ac, extras, sharp car. $3850/obo. 286-4781.
72 Ford Torino, 351,4 brl, ps. at, pb. $700. 285-4749 ask for
Cam, rm 205.
74 Datsun 260Z. $800. 2874797.
1980 Ford Granada. $2750. 1975 VW Microbus. $1500. 1975
Volvo, as is. $1600. 197: Fiat. as is. $700 286-3237.
80 Dodge Colt, gd cond, exc transportation. $ 1199.287-6380.
1978 Volare Station Wagon. 318 cu, ps, pb. ac, new tires. 90
inspection sticker. $1500. 287-6824.


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1986 CJ-7 Jeep, new tires, low mileage, like new. 287-3483.

85 Dodge Aries, ac, 4 cyl, at, am/fm. $4800. 226-6341.

80 LTD Crown Victoria, 302 v8, pb, ps, ac, cruise, new
brakes, chocks, alternator, trailer hitch. $3000. 284-3131.

1983 Honda Civic. 1500 cc, DX, 5 spd, 3 dr, us spec. $2000.
284-3217 ask for Shawn after 7 pm or leave message

1984 Toyota Corolla, gray, ac, 4 dr, duty paid $4400 obo.
284-6125




Honest, reliable, english speaking housekeeper, avail now,
great w kids, M-F 266-2264

Maid. exp. honest, spanish and english, 3 days a week. 256-
6453

Full time maid, Mon thru Friday, live out, speaks english.
honest, dependable, great w, kids. 221-2403.

Superior english speaking day maid, wonderful wi babies,
children, irons, avail anytime. 286-3593.

Day maid, baby sitting, ironing, w/refs. 220-7067.

Live in out maid, english speaking, great w/kids, wirefs.
289-6549.

Excellent lady to iron at yourconvience, honestdependable.
286-3593.

Spanish speaking maid for work everyday M-F, honest,
pleasant, good worker. 252-6328.

Exc spanish speaking day maid, honest, reliable, avail Mon &
Wed. 286-6189.

Bilingual maid, honest, very reliable, exc w/kids, avail M-F.
avail I Dec. 89. 286-6321.

English speaking day maid,gd w/kids, wants to work 5 days,
gd ref. 228-6966.

Loyal, hard working, english speaking maid, gd w/kids refs.
286-4924.




18 ft Glastron Tri Hull, 165 hp, 1/O Mercruiser, newseats, see
to appreciate. $4500. 284-3131.

19 ft Trihaul, 140 hp Evinrude, w/15 hp kicker, completely
rebuilt, many extras, must see. $6500. 287-5974.

16 ft Orlando Clipper, 85 hp mercury, w/new pwr head, new
lower unit, extra legs, brackets, boating extras. $3800/obo.
286-4585.

21 ft deep V Hull, 165 1/O Mercruiser, kicker, trailer, and
many extras, runs great $6500. 287-5037.

16 1/2 ft Tri Hull boat, trailer, 55 hp Evinrude, 60 hp
Johnson, all access, sk:, etc. $2200/ obo. 282-3686.

Race Cayuco, mister most and 2 boat trailers, sell separate or
together. 252-5185.

20 ft Maco, flot on trailer, new 155 hp Johnson, 15 hp new
Johnson, many extras. $12,000. 252-1143.

16 ft open fishermen, 1986 Evinirude, outstanding running
cond. $3700. 252-2457.

22 ft inbd/outbd formula 165 hp rigged for fishing, skiing,
diving, trailer, many extra. $6000. 282-3286.

16 ft Sportcraft, 85 hp Johnson outboard, exc eond, on
display at Ft Clayton Burger King. $3400. 287-3725.

17 1/2 ft Rosewood boat, 70 hp Johnson, 40 gal built-in gas
tank, must see. $3200/obo. 286-4139.

Camper/sleeper shell, fits 1/2 ton Chevy Luv Pickup truck.
$300/firm. 256-6412.




Silver and gold band found near Los Rios pool, call and
describe to claim. 252-2000 after 5 pm.


Household


7 pc Broyhill bedrm set, never used. $1350. 284-3996.


3-sided pecan curio w/mirrored back. $150. Wall unit. $100.
Custom made rattan end tables, coffee tables. $400. 286-4139.

Whirlpool dishwasher. $175. Screened carport encloser.
$150. 286-3221.

Living rm set, dining rm set, freezer, ac, 14,000 btu. 286-3237.

9 dr dresser w/mirror, night stands. $450. Electronic
typewriter. $150. Swivel rocker. $200. Console tv, 26 in.
252-6767.

3 pcsectional desk. $125. Wood/glass table w/4 chairs. $150.
New pet carrier. $25. 287-4928.

5,000 btu ac. $120. 2 seat breakfast table. $80. Gas bbq grill.
$80. Plants. 282-4909.

Pink crushed velvet sofa w/matching chair, spanish style.
$300 & $100/obo. 252-6425.

6 drawer super twin waterbeds. $100 ea. Sofa. $50. Ac's. $75
ea. 286-4635.

Mahogany coffee table. $80. 252-6750.

Whirlpool 6000 btu ac, still in box. $325. Home made
wooden study/kitchen table. $45. 252-5643.

Sofa and 2 chairs, gd cond, king sz orthopedic matt. $175.
$300. 225-6763.

Room divider, new can be used as bookshelves, pcs move.
$120. 286-4282.

2 rattan papasan chairs and stool, like new. $85 ea. 284-5685
after 5 pm.

Rolltop desk, in very gd cond. $450. 286-4430.

Frigidaire refrig, 18 cu ft, w/ice maker. $400. 284-4535.

Student desk. $40. Living rm, complete, matching sofa, 3
chairs, lamps. $1300. 286-4882.


3 pc living rm set, chrome frame, gd cond. $200. 289-5264.

17 cu ft refrig w/ice maker. $600. Baby swing. 5 10. Baby gate,
16 btV ac as is. $50. 284-5938.

Wall to wall beige carpet w/pad. $300. Will consider dividing
it, drapes for tropical. 284-3597.

Queen sz waterbed, bookcase headbd w/mirror, padded
rails, 6 drawer pedestal, new heater. $450. 284-3691.

Queen Ann dining rm table, chairs, bamboo dinette w/6
chairs, L-shaped sofa. 286-4631.

Queen sr brass bed, frame. $100. 287-6380.


Queen matt. $50. Night table. $8. Buffet. $15. 286-4931.


Bar w/5 stools, exc cond. $500. 252-5442.

Stereo w/ speakers. $600. Double bed. $100. 286-6277.

Rattan furn, stereo wall unit, solid mahogany. $850. Oak
curio cabinet. $725. Bikes and misc. 282-4696.

Washer/ dryer, white large capacity, exc cond. $400. Wall to
wall golden brown carpet. $175. 3 in I capucchino maker.
$130. 287-6743.

Antique brass double bed w/spring, beautiful cond. $3000.
223-0318.
Living rm lurn, 5 pc. 450/obo. 9 pc. $700/obo. 287-4774.

Whirlpool portable washer for apt or sm family. $100. 232-
5836/4142.

Drapes, 2 pr rose color, 72x84 mini blinds and curtains for
tropical. 286-3294.

8 pc bedrm set. $1400. Dining rm table, glass, w/8 chairs on
casters. $900. 287-3990.

Desk, king sz matt, box springs, twin sofa set w/tables.'
252-2180.

Couch and loveseat, gray w/tar, exc cond. $650. 252-6630.

Sofa sleeper, needs reupholstering. $150/obo. 286-3836 after
5 pm.

Wood bunk beds. $400. 286-3836 after 5 pm.

Hotpoint 19.6 cu ft refrig, gas bbq, beige rug 12x15 ft. 286-
3294.

8000 btu Friedrich ac, I 1/2 yrs old. $450. 287-5589.

Beautiful living rm sofa, loveseat, off white, 2 yrs, all stereo
equip, Zenith vcr. 287-4621.

Dryer, almond color, 2 yrs old, video camera, vcr, 26 in color
tv, Sony w/remote. 287-4621.

Sofa, bedrm set, 8 pc, dining rm set, 2 tv, vcr, stereo,
carpeting, curtains, etc. 286-3767.

2 easy chairs w/ottoman foot stools, rust color cloth. $40 ea.
287-6253.

Lounge chair, beige cloth on dark wood frame. $35. 282-
4235.

Country blue tweed sofa bed, loveseat. $850. Wurlitzer piano.
$650. 287-5729.

Girls bedrm set, daybed, brass bed, single bed, all in good
cond. 286-4633.

Carved oriental coffee, end table. $375. Stuffed chaise
lounge. $175. Costarican ox cart. $150. 287-3990.

Living rm set, sofa, 2 chairs, 2 end table, cocktail table. $375
for all. 262-0882.

Sofa, off white, nearly new. $375. 287-5271.

Icemaker, new. $150 Bedrm set. $750.2 ac. $100 ea. Refrig, 2
dr. $550. Living rm set. $950. Dining rm set. $1400. 260-4840.

7 pc living rm set. $300. Refrig, 19 cu, RCA. $600. 3 ac's.
$75-$100. 252-2325.

New Magic Chef gas stove, small apt size. $350. 252-1227.

Queen sz box spring, like new. $140. Tv entertainment center.
$30. 284-3227.

King sz bed, dresser, twin bed, w/night stand, end table,
coffee table. 284-3296.

Freezer, vertical 25 cu ft Sears, exc cond. $275. Butchertop
dishwasher, Whirlpool. $75. 286-4421.

Air conditioner, window unit, 3000 btu, exc cond. $100.
286-3547 after 7 pm.

8000 btu ac. $300. New dehumidifer. $125. 284-6521.

Living rm set, sofa, loveseat, coffee table. $150. 266-0102.

Carpets, 12x15 beige. $150. 10x12 brown. $125. 2-9x12 blue.
$100 ea. Flat top desk. $110. 282-3522.

Queen sz bed. $320. Dining table glass and wood, w/4 chairs.
$425. 12-3x6 sheer drape panels w/rods. $30. 282-3522.

Carpets assort colors, sizes. $90-$150 w/pads. Whirlpool
dishwasher. $250. 286-4295.

Twin bed. $75. Girls bedrm set. $325. Sofa. $300. Loveseat.
$150. 284-6377.

Dark brown 12x28 rug. $250. 8xl0 green rug. $15. Sewing
machine. $60. JVC keybd. $325. 284-6377.

Whirlpool freezer, very gd cond. $350. Dishwasher, 5 cycle.
$80. 282-3339.

Dining table w/4 chairs. $375. Carpets w/pads, brown/beige,
9x12. $100 ea. Kitchen items, clothes. 284-6231.

Couch, blue/gray/tan. $250. Womens 12 spd, 10 spd bikes.
286-4838.

Country pine buffet, 62 in walnut stain. $250. Large Weber
grill. $30. 286-6481.

Kenmore dryer. $125. 2 bar stools, new. $20 ea. 260-6148.

Italian marble dinette set w/buffet. $600. White Mountain
elect sewing machine w/cabinet. $175. 286-6431.

Ac. $125. 4 drawer desk. $65. Large Litton microwave. $350.
12x 15 dk beige carpet. $80/ obo. Furn and drapes. 286-4994.

Velvet living rm set. $1600. Coffee table w/2 end tables. $450.
Round oak table w/4 chairs. $625. Bunk beds, matt. $450.
286-4994.


-Miscellaneous


Kenmore washer and dryer set, new, boys aedrm set. 284-
3397.


Surfbd Tri-fin, 6 ft, exc cond. $250. Surfbd single fin, 6 ft 8.
$150.252-2718/5943.

3 ladies 26 in 10 spd bikes, I man 26 in 10 spd bike. $25 ea.
287-5033 after 5 pm.

4 Jeep radial tires, 215/15. $10 ea. Inner tubes. 5 ea. Antique
bronze candelabras. $75. 252-5792.

Army Co. grade hats, greens, blues, and whites, s 7 I /2. $10
ea. 282-3225

Baby items, bassinet, stroller, portacrib, cuddle pack, swing.
gate, monitor, more. 284-6833.

2 Samsonite suitcases, I shoulder tote, color light blue. $130.
284-6183

Homelite portable generator, model EH4400, 120 15 amp
recep, used 6 hrs, 240 15 amp recep, access $575. 286-4421

35mm camera flash, carpet, tv/ vcr stand, stereo furn, bronze
clock, misc items. 284-6125.

Maple dresser. $300. Gold chain. $125. Crib items, lady
dresses, toys, baseball glove, bats. $60. 287-3632 after 5 pm.

Camera. $20. Radio. $35. Heavy duty extension cord. $15.
Hose w/nozzle. $12. 287-3632 after 5 pm.

Man's heavy winter overcoat, sz40R. $50. Hiking boots, 8D,
new. $50. 252-5643.

Clothes, toys, misc, sofa, loveseat/sleeper, tools, video tapes.
284-3276.

2 men 10 spd bikes. $75 ea. 1 men 10 spd bike. $60.286-4635.

Amana radar range microwave. $200. Microwave stand.
$150. Beige vertical blinds w/val 151x62. $300. 252-1167.

Approx 10 Ibs basket reed, some already dyed, It blue, rose,
different widths. $50/obo. 286-3593.

All you need for Thanksgiving dinner, plates, bowls, platters,
etc, Franciscan ware, 49 pcs. $200. 287-3379.

18 in rock cutter, new blade, exc cond. $1600. 252-1143.

Fishing gear, tackle poles, both lake and ocean. 252-1143.

Air compressor, Sears, I hp, 7.5 gal tank. $290. Clothes dryer.
$50. 286-4882.

Curtains and drapes, 10 sets. $100. 286-4836 after 7 pm.

Ceiling fans, Emerson casablanca 52 in wooden blades, new.
$100. Used. $85. Light attachment. $20. 286-3192.

Ladies bikes, Murray 26 in 2 spd. $60. Roadmaster 24 in 10
spd. $75. 286-3192.

Mans diamond ring 1/2 tdw. $250. Gold jewelry, gold and
silver coins, misc items. 223-2116 after 5 pm.

Large lamp, brass & glass. $10. 287-5033 after 5 pm.

Weddingdress. $100. Curtain beads. $25. Ladies bike, 12spd.
$80. Roller skates. $30. 252-2781.

Metal storage shelves 2-2 1/2x5. $30 ea. 6x5. $50. 3x6 1/2.
$35. Elect weed eater. $30. Heavy mesh screens. $20. 282-
3522.


Baby changing table. $60. Swag lamp smoked glass.
Custom made kitchen cabinet doors. $125. 282-3522.

Gas bbq, 2 burners, exc cond. $50. 282-4235.


$30.


Voyager child car seat, exc cond. $30. 252-5725.

Magic Chef gas stove, 2 tanks, gs connection. $225. Wedding
dress sz 8, I time use with crown. $300. 252-1189.

Cobra spear gun, complete, new. $150. 287-4544.

Gas grill. $80. Mini blinds, off white. $25 ea. 282-3339.


Microwave. $125. Coffee maker. $60. Canon Fil 3 lenses
winder, etc. $500. 282-5126.

Crib and matt. $80. 2 ceiling fans, w/lights. $30 ea. Folding
bed. $45. 260-6148.

Smith Corona elect typewriter. $75. Canon super 8 auto
zoom camera w/ projector. $250. 286-6431.

GEdishwasher, Sony betamax, kitchen center, vacuum, food
slicer, skates, portable casio organ. 252-2063.

Scuba tanks, steel 72, 1 set twin 2 singles, J valves, backpack.
$300. 287-3483.

100 Ib weight set, rubber coated, like new. $40. 252-2379.


1985 Honda Aero moped, 50 cc, includes 2 helmets and spare
parts. $500. 286-6293.

1981 CM650 Honda w/extras, gd cond. $1200. 268-1096.

1982 Kawasaki KX 125, new piston, rings, reed valve, helmet.
$400/obo. 284-4670.

198' Yamaha 750, runs, needs some work, 2 helmets, service
manuals included. Best offer. 287-6517.




49 A Albrook. Saturday 8-12.

62 B Albrook, household items, rug, bike, clothing, more.
Saturday.

65 Albrook, multi-family. Saturday 8-12

88 Albrook, clothes, chairs, sofa, tv, se,!ng machine, misc
Saturday.

90 B Albrook, baby clothes, toys, household items, misc.
Saturday 7.30-12.

108 A Albrook. Saturday 7-12.

136 A Albrook, furniture, crib, stroller, baby items, dishes,
many misc items. Saturday 7:30-12.

293 B Albrook, living rm set, stereo, baby bed, misc.
Saturday.

303 B Morgan Avenue, Balboa, furniture, plants, clothes,
baby items, more. Saturday 8-12.

619 Balboa Hgts, rugs, curtains, blinds, refrig, freezer,
washing machine, misc. Saturday.

763 B Balboa, refrig, books, household items, clothes.
Saturday.

2300 A Balboa, household items, clothes, bikes, suitcases.
Saturday.

3222 Empire Street, Balboa. Saturday 7-12.

5759 Diablo, clothes, surfbd, furniture, tv, plants. Saturday
8-12.

572 Howard, selling everything, furniture, vcrs, clothes, etc.
Saturday.

587 A Howard. Saturday 7:30-11.

607 B Howard, baby clothes, furniture, etc. 17 Nov 89.

631 B Stauffer Av, Howard, clothes, video tapes, tools, misc.
Saturday.
1528 C Howard, furniture, etc. Saturday.

1528 C Howard, baby items, furniture. Saturday.

6230 Los Rios, recliner chair, tv, toys, bikes, clothes, misc.
Saturday.




Living rm furniture, couch, loveseat, chair, oriental rug, must
be very reasonable. 252-1257.

Carpenter to make child's toy furniture for Christmas.tree
Negotiable. 287-5589.

Working atari computer and accessories. Reasonable. 252-
6002.


Little Tikes yard junior activity center/slide/gymboree. 252-
1257.

Washing machine, gd cond, reasonable price. 221-8042.

Jeep Cherokee 88/89, at, ac, price according to condition.
269-3100 Mon-Fri.

Foreign currency and/or coins, please no us or panamanian
money. 284-4256 leave message for AIC Sievcrs.

Seamstress with own sewing machine. 284-3989 after 5:30
pm.

Instructor for private swimming lessons for 10 yr old at
Balboa pool. 252-6707.

2 15-20 pounds dumbells. 284-3158.

Babysitting on weekends anytime. 286-3230 ask for Flor.

21/ 12 thousands bu.I 110 volt ac. 252-1 1 12


Lamps, children's records, RCA tv, computer table, etc. 287-
4439. Boat mtr, 4/6 hp, water cooled. 252-1112.
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2 4 Tropic Times
Nov. 9, 1989


U.S. based on laws, Thornburgh explains


MOSCOW (UPI) - U.S.
Attorney General Richard
Thornburgh sat across from KGB
chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov in the
forbidding Lubyanka secret police
headquarters and explained that the
United States is a nation based on
laws.
Federal Reserve Chairman Allan
Greenspan, ushered into the
headquarters of the state planning
commission Gosplan, described how
the U.S. economy works without a
central plan.
At the Soviet pentagon, Adm.
William Crowe, former chairman of
the. U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff,
detailed military battles - the ones
he and others waged with Congress
for a bigger budget appropriation.
It's the fifth year of perestroika,
and top-level U.S. officials are going
to Moscow to discuss their political
and economic systems with the
Russians, who are seeking advice on
how to move from a nation based on
command to one of laws, from a
centrally planned economy to one of
limited markets.
"They want to understand our
system of checks and balances," said
one U.S. aide. "They want to
understand our separation of powers
(between the executive, legislative
and judicial branches)."
The Soviets also want to hear
praise and support for their new
reforms, especially for their new
legislature, the revamped Supreme
Soviet.
"The Soviets need trade, they need
the contacts, because they know their
system does not work," said a U.S.
aide on a recent visit.
So, with a nod to that familiar


American practice known as
lobbying - the Soviets are looking
for a few favors from Congress -
they have been paving the way for
U.S. officials to travel there to share
their knowledge and expertise.
To curry support that could grant
them Most Favored Nation trading
status and perhaps the chance to
launch U.S. satellites on Soviet
rockets, the Soviets invited the entire
House Armed Services Committee
this summer. The trip included a visit
to the Baikonur cosmodrome, site of
the manned space launches.
The committee's verdict: they
would agree to Most Favored Nation
status because of eased emigration by
Moscow - up to 50,000 Soviet Jews
will leave this year - but forget
about satellites owned by U.S. firms
getting a lift from those Soviet
boosters.
The settings for some U.S.-Soviet
discussions - especially about
justice and government - have been
piquant. Thornburgh and KGB chief
Kryuchkov met at the massive
Lubyanka KGB complex.
It was to Lubyanka that thousands
of Soviet citizens were hauled in the
dead of night by Josef Stalin's KGB
minions, found guilty and dispatched
to labor camps or sentenced to death
without a trial. The evidence against
them generally consisted of their
forced confessions and an
anonymous denunciation.
The top-level visiting Americans
concede they have not brought ready
recipes on how to make the
government obey the law. But they
are not bashful about trumpeting the
virtues of the American system.
Thornburgh, governor of


Pennsylvania during the near
meltdown at the Three Mile Island
nuclear plant in March 1979, told
Moscow University students that 10
years ago he came to Moscow and
tried to explain the lessons of Three
Mile Island to Soviet officials.
"The response we received from
the Soviet side was that nuclear
safety was a solved problem in the
Soviet Union, that the Upited States
had over-dramatized the dangers of
Three Mile Island, that Soviet
reactors 'would soon be so safe one
could be installed in Red Square,' "
Thornburgh said.
"The rest is history. Times
changed, Chernobyl served to
reinforce the arguments of those in
the Soviet Union who believed that
everybody would be a lot safer if the


Soviet citizens and the press were as
free to question their authorities as
Americans were following Three
Mile Island."
Thornburgh's pithy reference to
the Chernobyl accident of April 26,
1986, the world's worst nuclear
disaster killing 31 people, did not
receive much attention in the Soviet
press, but his open declamation
before a Soviet audience seems to
have become a standard among
American visitors.
Last August, then-Defense
Secretary Frank Carlucci told some
200 generals, admirals and other
high-ranking officers at the Soviet
General Staff Academy he didn't
trust Kremlin claims that it had
abandoned an offensive military
posture.


ft '


DEMANDING REFORM - A bout 20,000 East Germans gather in front
of the LordMayor'sHallin Cottbus, East Germany, last month for the first
pro-democracy demonstration in that city. Hundreds of thousands of
activists gathered for rallies demanding reforms in several East German
cities as that nation's new Communist leader preparedfor a trip to Moscow
for talks with Kremlin officials. (AP Laserphoto)


A answers to your most-askedPML questions


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - The recently
revised and implemented Personnel
Movement Limitation (PML)
system has drawn positive comments
from most Southern Command
personnel in Panama. However,
"feedback" received from different
units shows some questions remain
beyond the scope of the PML
briefing. The following is a collection
of most-asked questions by civilian
and military personnel.
Q1: Can military personnel travel
between defense sites and military
areas of coordination while on duty,
and is a permit or authorization
needed to do so?
Al: Military and civilian personnel
on official duty may travel between
defense sites at all times and under
PMLs Alpha thru Delta. A permit or
authorization is not required. Under
PML Echo, personnel can only
travel between defense sites with the
express authorization of the
installation commander.
Q2: Can military personnel residing
in the Summit housing area near
Gamboa travel to and from that area
during PMLs Delta and Echo?
A2: Military personnel residing in
that area may travel to and from their
duty station during PML Delta.
However, express authorization to
travel between defense sites and
military areas of coordination is
reAuired during PML Echo.
Q3: Is overnight camping at the Fort
Davis beach allowed between Alpha
and Charlie?
A3: Yes, so long as there is no curfew
requiring a return to a military
installation at a specified time.
Q4: What portion of Central Avenue
is off-limits?


A4: Central Avenue itself is not off-
limits, but the Ancon area contained
with "J" and 22B streets, and Central
and Fourth of July Avenue (Avenue
of the Martyrs) is. Also, personnel
are allowed to use the boundaries of
restricted areas as transportation
routes.
Q5: Is the horsetrack off-limits?
A5: The horsetrack is not off-limits
but is not recommended.
Q6: Is Kobbe Beach off-limits?
A6: No.
Q7: Can military personnel or
dependents stay overnight with
relatives in private homes off post
under PML Charlie?
A7: Yes, unless a curfew is also in
effect, in which case overnight stays
would be prohibited.
Q8: Can military personnel or
dependents visit relatives in the
restricted areas?
A& No.
Q9: While in Charlie, Delta or Echo,
can military personnel stay overnight
on MWR-sponsored tours?
A9: No. In fact, morale, welfare and
recreation services will not sponsor
any tours violating personnel
movement limitations.
Q10: Must individuals processing to
become dependents abide by the
PMLs?
Al0: No.
Ql1: Will military personnel receive
hazardous duty pay while PMLs
Delta and Echo are in effect?
All: Not unless Panama is identified
by the Department of Defense as a
"Hazardous duty area."
Q12: Must DoD civilians living off-
post abide by the PML system?
A12: Yes, as much as possible.
Q13: How does the revised PML
affect Panamanian DoD employees?


A13: It does not apply to
Panamanian DoD employees.
Q14: Are trips to the Colon Free
Zone permitted under PML Charlie?
A14: Yes.
Q15: How does the PML system
apply to non-command sponsored
DoD employees?
A15: Compliance with PML
precautionary measures and
movement restrictions is mandatory


for the U.S. forces community (U.S.
military personnel, U.S. citizen
command - and non-command-
sponsored DoD employees, and their
dependents), and recommended for
all other U.S. citizens in Panama.
Q16: Can personnel visit or stay on
another defense site or military area
of coordination beyond curfew?
A16: No. All personnel must be on
their installation by curfew.


New legal opinion would


allow CIA to aid in coups


WASHINGTON, (Reuter) -
CIA director William Webster said a
new legal opinion would allow the
agency to help in foreign coups as
long as assassinating a political
leader was not the explicit goal.
Webster said in an interview in the
Washington Post that the Justice
Department has provided
Congressional intelligence
committees with a still-classified
interpretation which "clarified" a
1976 executive order drawn up by the
White House banning U.S.
involvement in assassinations.
The legal opinion would not
prohibit CIA aid to coup plotters
who might then accidentally kill
someone, according to Webster.
The ban on assassinations was
cited by Bush administration
supporters after the abortive coup
attempt last month against Panama's
military leader Manuel Noriega.
Critics charged the White House
with being long on anti-Noriega
rhetoric, but short on action after


reports that the coup leaders failed to
win strong U.S. backing.
Webster said the CIA was not
seeking "an invitation for us to
engage in more coup plotting ... but
simply if we are asked to do it, that
we be asked to do it under rules that
comply with the executive order and
are not so unrealistic that we will end
up not succeeding."
The CIA director said the Panama
coup was botched because its leaders
thought they could "have an old-
fashioned coup where people don't
have to be hurt."
He said that Noriega was left alone
in a bedroom where he telephoned
his mistress and supporters to come
rescue him.
Coup leader Maj. Moises Giroldi
was killed by Noriega loyalists,
according to Webster, after the
rebellion was crushed.
He said that the coup failed
probably because "they (the coup
leaders) did not want anything to
happen to Noriega. They wanted him
to be able to retire in dignity."




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Gif, of the Panama Canal Museum h Tropic imes Vol. II, No. 41 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 9, 1989 Navy submarine PDF threaten Navy civilian becomes tangled QUARRY HEIGHTS(USSOUTHin the Villa Guadalupe area. After from the moving vehicle, threatening SAN DIEGO (UPI) -A small COM PAO) -A U.S. civilian hearing about the attack from his son to shoot him. Upon arrival at the Navy submarine installing employee of the U.S. Naval Station and also his wife who went to check PDF headquarters, father and son listening devices on the ocean Panama Canal residing in Colon was on his whereabouts, Luna went to the were detained, with the father's floor became entangled in a cable, threatened with bodily harm by scene about 7:30 a.m. and became request for the presence of a U.S. stranding three crewmen 1,270 members of the Panama Defense involved in an altercation with one of Army liaison and to make a feet under water several hours Forces (PDF) Oct. 30, after an the four men. The man tried telephone call being denied by the before it broke free Wednesday, encounter he and his family had with unsuccessfully to stab first the son PDF. officials said. four Panamanian male civilians in and then Luna. Shortly after 11 a.m., the elder Two rescue vehicles were en Colon. Shortly thereafter, a PDF member Luna was taken to the Cristobal route to the area in Wilson Cove While off duty, Teodoro Luna, a arrived at the scene appearing to be Court House where he was fined $40 off San Clemente Island when the security policeman with the Navy's intoxicated, according to Luna, and and the Panamanian who had 26-foot submarine Turtle broke Security Detachment, sustained pulled his pistol on Luna threatening attacked him was sentenced to 25 free about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, verbal abuse and threats by PDF to kill him. Then he challenged Luna days in jail. Luna was released about said Navy Cmdr. Doug Schamp. members that day after having been to fight him after handing his pistol 2:40 p.m. after paying the fine. Although the submarine had involved in an altercation with one of to a bystander and taking off his Shortly after Luna returned home, been strand at 2 fe, four Panamanian men who had fatigue shirt. After stomping on his the same PDF member who had crewmembers wer e in no threatened his son with a knife early shirt and falling down, the PDF got harassed him first that morning immediate danger because the that morning. up and struck Luna's son twice with a arrived in civilian clothes and vehiclehad a three-day air supply, The regime-controlled "Critica" closed fist, at which time he was told reportedly intoxicated, demanding said Navy Lt. Sonja Hedley of the.rertdyntxaedeadg San Diego Submarine Base. newspaper account Thursday of the by the crowd to stop. -payment of $40. Choosing not to The Turtle was designed to incident alleged that a U.S. Army Luna then took his wife and son to have the harassment continue, Luna search, locate and recover objects officer Lt. Teodoro Luna had the PDF station in Sabanita to paid the $40. on the ocean floor at depths to violently beat with a club Eladio report the incident and the PDF's 10,000 feet, Schamp said. Santos, a 22-year-old Panamanian, behavior. There, after all three were U.S. Southern Command officials The 24-to submaine becam at a party in the Villa Guadalupe verbally abused, father and son were indicated that an official protest will The 24-ton submarine became section of Colon, handcuffed by PDF members and be filed through the Joint Committee entangled in a kevlar line while In his sworn statement to U.S. transported to the PDF's Second for the PDF's denial of treatyinstalling underwater hydronaval security authorities, Luna Zone headquarters in Colon, mandated procedural guarantees phones near San Clemente Island stated that his son had been attacked and for the abusive, threatening, and about 4 p.m. Tuesday and was by four men as he was going from En route back to Colon, one of the unprofessional behavior of the PDF unable to surface, Hedley said. home to a neighborhood food store PDF tried to force the boy to jump members involved. Officials said it was not immediately known how the submarine became entangled in the cable. The hydrophones installed by to patrol borders the vehicle are used to listen to submarines or other operations in UNITED NATIONS (UPI) -The the area, Schamp said. U.N. Security Council approved The support ship Lany Choest plans Tuesday to send more than 400 was in contact with the military officers and civilians to submarine's three crewmen. patrol international borders between s r rCentral American countries as part Army holds three of the peace agreement between the region's five presidents. for investigation The plans, prepared by SecretaryGeneral Javier Perez de Cuellar, FORT CLAYTON (USARSO called for 260 military and 165 PAO) -Three U.S. Army civilian monitors who will have at soldiers are currently under their disposal aircraft, boats and land investigation by U.S. military vehicles to inspect the borders. authorities for allegedly raping a The force, called U.N. Observer local woman in a set of U.S. Mission in Central America, or government living quarters in the ONUCA, will carry out inspections Military Area of Coordination CARRIER WRECKAGE-Navy investigators look over aircraft wreckage to ensure rebel forces stop receiving part of Fort Amador Tuesday on the flight deck of the carrier USS Lexington after a recent crash which foreign military aid and make sure night. killedfive. (AP laserphoto) the territory of one state is not used It is also alleged that earlier in -for attacks on another. the evening the soldiers had been (lpn o A /Ir-1O k cc -a rONUCA was set up at the request in an area designated aso Chinese w elcom e K issinger of the presidents of Costa Rica, by the U.S. Southern Command. Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala The accused soldiers, all BEIJING (UPI) -Former U.S. what was discussed. and Nicaragua to help monitor the assigned to the 154th Signal Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Kissinger arrived Tuesday night peace strategy they agreed on two Battalion, 1109th Signal Brigade r e c e iv e d a w arm w e Ic o me and was staying at the Diaoyutai years ago to end their regional under U.S. Army South, have Wednesday from Chinese leaders State Guest House, which is conflicts. been placed in pre-trial who held a banquet in his honor at normally reserved for foreign Perezde Cuellar said ONUCA will confinement as the investigation the beginning of his three-day visit as dignitaries. have a preventive function and help continues. a guest of the government. 'North Korean President Kim 11in recovering the "vigorous The official Xinhua news agency Sung also occupied the guest house momentum which the peace process M marines will hold said Vice-Premier Yao Yilin "had a before his departure Tuesday had gathered since the Tela casualty exercise friendly, sincere conversation" with evening. There was speculation that agreements, but which seemed to flag Kissinger, and Rong Yiren, viceKissinger might meet with Kim to in the last few weeks." U.S. NAVAL STATION chairman of the National People's discuss U.S.-North Korea relations, Last Wednesday, Nicaraguan PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA Congress Standing Committee, was but Asian diplomats said their stays President Daniel Ortega, citing a PAO) -About 50 Marines, host at a luncheon banquet at his only overlapped for a few hours and flare-up of fighting, ended the ceasesoldiers and sailors will home. it was doubtful they had a chance to fire between his Sandinista forces participate in a joint service mass Kissinger, wh pe ay talk. and Contras. casualty exercise at the Arraijan Americans with his defense of the Analysts said the Chinese were Ortega's decision threatened the Tank Farm and the U.S. Naval army's bloody crackdown on proparticularly eager to welcome peace plan in the region but he Station. Panama Canal Saturday. democracy demonstrators in Kissinger after his statements proposed to meet with Contra The purpose of the exercise is to Tiananmen Square last June, said "I regarding the clearing of Tiananmen leaders at U.N. headquarters in New test and evaluate the effectiveness am always happy to come to China" Square, in which hundreds and York. The two sides agreed to meet of emergency medical response He started his day with a breakfast perhaps thousands were killed. Thursday and Friday with the plans. Participants will practice with Vice-Premier and former Kissinger wrote in June, "No presence of Perez de Cuellar and the triage, evacuation techniques and government in the world would have secretary-general of the Organization first aid of simulated casualties. Foreign Minister Wu Xueqian, but tolerated having the main square of of American States. Honduran there were no official accounts of its capital occupied for eight weeks." officials will also attend as observers.

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2 Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 Change plays vitalrole in military life by PFC Megra D. Johnson Now a larger percent go to class A schools for their Navy Enlisted FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO) Classification (NEC). The military in 1989 is not the One of the major changes seen by same as when it trained and molded Brown was the inclusion of women in service members 20 years ago. T certain NECs. When he enlisted there According to one noncommisK, were no women in his field. They sioned officers, branches of the were mostly in administrative fields. military have developed better Women brought a unique training, increased benefits and challenge to the military. The improved the quality of life for military was faced with pregnancies service members over the past 20 and single parents. These were years. 17 factors they didn't have to consider SSgt. Henry Kelly Sr. is retiring S O before. after 20 years of service in the Army. With the inclusion of women Kelly entered the service in 1967 as Brown saw an increase in the an infantry soldier. During his time military's concern for the family. in the military he has seen things "Family service centers didn't exist change, become obsolete and others when I came in," he said. advance. Brown said now the military The tall slim soldier remembers the regards the family as a vital part of open bays of 60 or more men with a the military and does everything it mixture of fondness and regret. Now can do to take care of it. soldiers have private or semiprivate Brown believes some of the rooms, a luxury he recalls which was trainee or trainer," he added. Now staff sergeant in 20 years but now benefits were better when he enlisted reserved for the ranking soldier; not Kelly said, trainees can handle maps with the changes I've made master than they are now. "The GI Bill was expected by the junior enlisted. and training paraphernalia that in his sergeant." Although advancement in free. You didn't have to put money Some of the weapons Kelly was time would only be handled by a the ranks had improved for a while, into it," he said. The medical benefits trained with are no longer in use or squad leader or platoon sergeant. now, because of restructuring and a were also better according to Brown. have been put to rest. According to Kelly, the enlisted reduction in forces, advancement "Dental care was available to He remembers returning after a soldier has it made in comparison to through the ranks is slowing back everyone. Now some dependents are two-year break in service. Kelly went the soldier of yesteryear. "Recreation down, he said. denied treatment." to Fort Benning, Ga. where he centers now offer more than they ever Marines were all considered grunts The expansion of educational attended an abridged version of basic had during my time," he added. in the past according to Henson. programs has also made a positive training. The Marines boast of similar "You were given a rifle and a job and change in the Navy. Now through He recalls his dismay when he was changes. MSgt. Aubrey Henson, were told 'you are going to do this several programs enlisted and handed an M-16 rifle to clean and senior enlisted at Company D, until you die." Now he said the career officers can acquire an associate's train with. Not only had he not fired Marine Support Battalion, with 20 planning portion of the military is a degree or finish a bachelor's degree the weapon before, he had never seen years in the Corps said, "the social lot better. Servicemen with potential while on active duty. This is one of it. life for Marines has improved 1,000 are offered a wider variety of jobs. the best improvements Brown 'has In his prior enlistment the weapon fold," he said. Henson refers to the A similar change has been seen by seen in the Navy. of choice was the M-14 rifle. the increase in pay and the Senior Chief Randy Brown, security Through the changes all the NCOs Kelly commented on training. improvements made to the club officer for Naval Security Group said one factor has been constant "Soldiers now receive realistic system. Activity. Brown joined the Navy in throughout the years. Camaraderie training." "The amount of live fire Advancement in the Marines has 1971. At that time Brown said many has been and remains the binding soldiers receive during training is also changed. "When I entered the of the seamen who joined were sent force developing unity and strength much more than I received as a Marine Corps my goal was to make directly to fleets to be deck hands. to withstand the changing times. question of the week "What does Veterans Day mean to you and who will you be remembering Nov. 10?" by PFC Megra Johnson PFC Edward Williams Seaman John Mcfall administrative specialist c ryptologic technician 129th Military Intelligence Brigade Naval Security Group Activity Pvt. 2 Clayton Sargent "It is a time when people recognize "It's good that we recognize people Pvt. 2 Jason Fleming 3/7th Special Forces Group the accomplishments of soldiers of who served us in the past. I would mechanic (Airborne) the past. They fought for our country like to have the same courtesy 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry "It is a time to honor the veterans and led the way for us. I will be extended to me when I leave the "Because they served our country of past wars. I will be remembering remembering my grandfather who service. I will be remembering the and preserved our freedom they my uncle who is still 'missing in served inWorld Wars I and II and my good times and stories shared by me deserve recognition. I will think of action' from Vietnam." father who served in Vietnam." and my uncle, a Vietnam veteran." my father who is a Vietnam veteran." Commander-in-Chief ..Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman Assistant NCOIC .SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Affairs .Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff .Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Editor/NCOIC. SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor .Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision 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. Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, # the Tropic Tim es Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 3 Use your free time to learn, improve yourself by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence vary from raising a soldier's general improvement for the soldiers," performance in less than a month but technical, or GT, test score to video Martin said. it depends on how often the soldier FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO) presentations on budgeting and "It's important for everyone's can come in, Selover said. "Our goal --Soldiers, sailors and Marines are management. career as long as they remain in the is for the whole post to have a GT making their time more productive "Most people are surprised at just military." For example, "If you score of 110 or higher." during restricted movement policies. how much we have," said JoAnn wanted to change your MOS then Another program at the LRC is They are going to the Learning Martin, an education counselor. your GT score determines how many the General Education Development, Resource Center here. "And when soldiers realize how options you have," Martin or GED, which allows people to "Before the restrictions, we much they can benefit they start explained. "For instance Special obtain a high school diploma. averaged 75 people a month," said coming again and again." Forces isn't accepting anyone with a However, according to martin it is Vicki L. Selover, the Fort Davis Even with all the programs the score less than 110." mostly for dependents because LRC tutor. "Now about 125 people LRC has to offer, Selover and The G'1 tests three areas; soldiers usually have their high are taking advantage of our Martin agree and concentrating on arithmetic reasoning, word school diploma. "Mostly spouses resources." one at a time brings maximal results. knowledge and paragraph who have married into the service The LRC offers programs which "Right now we are pushing for GT comprehension. Any soldier can take from other countries take advantage the test to raise his score. However, of the program," Martin said. "the soldier may score lower and then The LRC also offers the collegehe must keep that score," Selover level examination program, or said. "So we suggest a refresher CLEP. program." Through CLEP testing soldiers In the GT refresher program who haven't been to college can get a soldiers take a practice exam to head start. The testing offers basic discover their weaknesses. "Usually courses which all college freshmen diver s must take. And it is possible for a Selover said. soldier to get an associate's degree through testing, according to "That's because most people don't Martin. "We have one soldier who use math daily. For instance, when has passed 82 hours of testing since was the last time you.used fractions? May," she exclaimed. Some of rules are just forgotten." Other programs, such as speed After a soldier's weakness is reading, language tapes and effective determined he receives handouts, writing tapes are available at the problems and tutoring if necessary. LRC and all services are free for The process continues until he takes active duty servicemen. a practice test and gets the score he "Whether a soldier decides to stay wants. Then he can take the real in the Army or not, education is good VickiSelover lends a helping handto a soldier at theLRC. (U.S. A rmy photo exam which is offered monthly. for your future," Selover said. "And by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence) Most people can improve their it's free, so use it." Special events to mark Military Family Month by Spec. John Hall will be held at the Valent Recreation marriage takes place. That's why it is Rev. William Johnson, pastor of the Center Tuesday and Wednesday important for unmarried people to Crossroads Bible Church, will speak COROZAL (TROPIC TIMES) starting at 6:30 p.m. both days. attend as well," said Hannah on how to deal with work and money -With the observance of November The classes will cover four Stockwell, family advocacy program issues in marriage. Johnson will also as Military Family Month, Fort different aspects of married life with specialist at Army Community talk about the importance of spousal Clayton has planned two special two topics addressed each evening. Service, Corozol. friendship. eve n t s t o i ncr e as e family "The classes are for everyone, Additionally, an Army family "We would like to help people self-awareness. whether they are married or not. action plan conference is scheduled enrich their marriages, whether they To improve relationships in the There are so many domestic conflicts for Tuesday at 9 p.m. to brief soldiers are dealing with the pressures of home, marriage enrichment classes that can be avoided before the and their families on a Department unaccompanied tours or are of the Army-level conference held in anticipating a marriage in the near Seamankeepscool warnsothers October future," said Stockwell. a kThe first issue to be discussed in Those who plan to attend or desire theenrchmnt lases illbe he more information should call verts possible injuries in fire expectations and myths of marriage. 287-4636. Chaplain (Capt.) William I h ryfml cinpa story by Pat Walker surgery on his knee about a month McWilliams from the Fort Clayton In the Army family action plan ago. Chapel will talk about the skills conference issues that affect families "I can't get over it," he said. "I had newlyweds need to enhance their Army-wide will be discussed, such as: U.S. NAVAL STATION just gotten offcrutches on Thursday. relationships. child education, entitlements, PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA I worked really hard to get the knee In part two of the program, relocation, community involvement PAO) -A cool-thinking seaman, back in shape; the doctor even Stockwell will share her insights on and housing. Six members that disregarding a painful knee, acted complimented me; said I had how to control anger and deal with a attended the DA conference will decisively to avert possible injuries recovered a lot quicker than most. win-win solution to a marriageshare what things may be improved Sunday morning. Now, I just feel like it was all a 'right related problem. or changed in the future. BMSN Steven Lacy, of the Navy's place-right time' kind of thing." "We want to get the point across "We want people to know these Special Boat Unit 26, woke up The fire, which gutted two rooms, that you never want to win an conferences really benefit them. We coughing in his smoke-filled room at generated a great deal of smoke, argument. If you have a winner, you plan to let them know what issues BQ building 6302, Naval Station STSl(SS) Fidel Lytle, awakened must have a loser. No one wants to be have been discussed, and what has Panama Canal, Farfan, around 4:10 in his second-floor room by security a loser," said Stockwell. already been completed. We will a.m. personnel, remembers, "at first, there During the second day of classes, answer questions after the Discovering that fire had broken was just a smell, but within three or Lt. Col. Andy Grant, U.S. Army conference," said Irma Avery, out in a ground-floor room separated four minutes it got very smokey." South family life chaplain, will project officer for the Army family from his by a lounge area, he first Lytle's first groggy reaction to the address the issue of intimacy and action plan conference. determined that no one was in pounding on his door was that there what jealousy means in a For more information concerning occupancy there, awoke others in the had been a car accident, and he was relationship. the conference, call Avery at immediate area, and called the fire being called to assist. Then he In the final segment of classes, 285-6518. department. smelled the smoke and heard the After a futile attempt to engage a shouts of "Fire!" fire alarm, he proceeded along the On the third floor, Lacy "just kept corridors of the building's three going, banging and kicking on floors, banging on doors to awaken everybody's door, yelling for people the occupants and warn them of the to get out," according to DK2 Byron fire. Jaramuzchett. Though there was Security personnel soon arrived on only a little smoke in Jaramuzchett's the scene to assist in his efforts. room when he was awakened, he "There was one guy I knew was found the hallway filled with it. there somewhere in open bay, but I About Lacy he said, "I was just couldn't find him. We wanted to go happy that someone knew what was back in, but the smoke was too thick going on. Even though he had a knee by then," related Lacy. injury that was hurting, he ran up Firemen later rescued the man. and woke everybody up. I'm really Lacy had undergone orthoscopic thankful to him."

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 NCO cares for homeless, hurt animals by SSgt. Debra L. Penton very strong bond with animals. I like Plymonth, N.C., and had many "When I was about 13-years-old all animals," he said. special encounters with animals, one of my Dad's cows gave birth in HOWARD AFB (1978th CG/ PA) Swain grew up on a farm, with which has had a profound effect on the middle of January during a big -He fixes teletypes on-duty and both crops and animals, in his outlook on life in general. snow. The cow had the calf so close animals off-duty. to a canal that the calf fell in and broke through the ice. My Dad g Dcougcas Sainna brought the calf home and we kept it telecommunications maintenance in my bathroom for a few days. That technician with t he 1978th Co munications Group, but in his sure was a wild time, taking a bath o mumtyos he ha s with a calf peeping through the off duty hours, he has a special shower curtain! When she was strong reverence for animals. enough we put her back in the field," "I've found that people who care Swain said. and love animals are the same people "I remember another time we had who care best about other people. If a nanny goat give birth to three kids yulove life and truly aprcaei,anangotgvbihtohrekd you appreciate and died right after delivering them. you care about all life. To me, that's We took the little goats in the house what being a human being is," said and yes, my bathroom was where Swain. a e waoa. While in Panama he has come to te et "We bottle fed them, or I guess you the aid of several animals. "While returning from lunch, I was could say glove fed them. My Dad div eeting down ftherod whnhre took one of his rubber gloves and cut driving down the road when three a little hole in three of the fingers so it small, blue birds flew out in front of would seem to the kids like the real my car. They were so preoccupied thing -as close as we could get. with playing around, they didn't see "s th e aslk cou get "We used the milk from one of the my car, and I couldn't stop in time. "I looked in my rearview mirror oran n o a feed t and saw that I had hit them, so I orphans. Often one animal will not turned around to see how badly they except anothers offspring as it's own, were hurt. One of the birds was lying so we became their mom. Some time dead on the road, one was moving passed, and when they were strong but hurt on the sidewalk, and the -. enough to walk we returned them to third, who had dive-bombed into the the pasture, but we still had to feed grass, was moving a little. I pickedthem for awhile--every morning and up the ones that were alive and took evening," Swain said. them to my house," Swain said. The sergeant has come to the aid of Dianna, Swain's wife, got a about 50 animals so far in his cardboard box and as one bird was lifetime, including deer, raccoons, being put in, it flew away, so it was rabbits, dogs with broken legs, and apparently just dazed. The other bird even hamsters. had no real damage except a tender "My Dad is just so great with foot and a few feathers missing. The C animals; he gets such a kick out of bird went into the box, which the caring for them. He has a true respect couple sat outside the front door of for life. Growing up on a farm their tropical quarters so cats would ^41 certainly has its advantages. Reality not eat it. The bird rested, and later is right there for you, making it that day flew away. possible to know how, why and what "Since we've been in Panama, kind of values are important to you. besides the birds, we've taken care of 1 You learn so much by loving and homeless kittens and nursed them understanding animals. I'm so glad back to health, and took care of a Sgt. Douglas Swain calms a bird he helped after itflew into thefront of his car my Dad gave me the gift he has with turtle dove. But all my life, I've had a (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. Debra L. Penton) handling animals," he said. British submarine 'Ocelot'visits naval station story by Pat Walker FS Bill Craddock from the British powered by electricity. The originally designed to go to 1,000 photo by PH3 Karen Banks Embassy and Lt. Cmdr. Kurt electricity derives from two giant feet." Kersch, head of Operations at the batteries, each with 24 cells, and each On Sunday morning, "Ocelot" U.S. NAVAL STATION Naval Station. cell weighing half a ton! The transitted the Canal, headed for PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA Following coffee and some time to batteries, in turn, are charged by a Nassau, where 55 crew members look PAO) -Royal Navy shorts and talk with Soar, an officer introduced pair of V-16 diesel engines, running forward to a reunion with their knee-socks were the order of the day as Paul graciously agreed to conduct down either side and nearly the full wives. This is not standard operating at Naval Station Panama Canal's a tour. This despite the fact that length of one entire compartment. procedure, but the sub's current fivePier 3 Oct. 28. everyone on board seemed to be The sub has five separate month cruise far exceeds the normal Shortly before 8 a.m., the British involved in 10 activities at once. watertight compartments. Two of three-month maximum. submarine "Ocelot," reminiscent of a There are 72 men aboard "Ocelot," these, the furthest forward and From Nassau, she'll head to the mammoth, black, dorsal-finned and it seemed we met chest to chest furthest aft, contain overhead escape Caribbean for maneuvers with the shark, made her way up the channel with every one of them in the narrow hatches. Wearing special suits, the U.S. Navy and then, finally, home. and docked at Rodman for refueling passageways. Movies and photos just men can escape from as deep as 600 and a "spot of" provisioning. don't capture how unbelievably tight feet below the surface. The record, The 295-foot Oberon class sub, the space is aboard a sub! according to Paul, is 601 feet. There skippered by Lieutenant (pronounFour berths, one atop another, is a risk, however -a 50 percent ced Leftenant) Commander Trevor stacked against seven-foot high walls, chance, at the moment of initial Soar, was fresh from several months' The skipper is the only man aboard pressure change, of bursting both patrol in the south Atlantic and who has a private room, and its eardrums. recent maneuvers with the Chilean berth, Paul explained, "is too small "Ocelot" is a patrol sub. She does Navy. for him -by two inches!" not carry missiles. But her forward Based in Faslane, Scotland, home Every available cubic inch of space compartment features six torpedo of the Royal Navy's Submarine is consumed by instruments, pipes, tubes, and she carries 24 torpedos. Squad 3, she has been away from the gauges, screens, dials, engines, The steering wheel looks like its British Isles since early July. batteries; and stuffed among all that aircraft counterpart; and, says Paul, Within moments of tying up and are three heads, a shower, a galley, acts like it, too! "Forward for down, having a brow lowered by crane, berths and a few small tables. back for up, just like a plane." coffee was served in the wardroom. Such cramped quarters for such If she were to cruise slowly, There, the ship's officers and the extended periods of time! What "Ocelot" carries enough fuel to take local ship's agent got down about tempers? her around the world. She is doubleimmediately to the real nitty-gritty of "Oh, of course!" Paul told us. "But hulled, and fuel is stored between the making port after time at sea: we Iar n very quickly the important hulls as well as in the main ballast Laundry, mail, fuel, phone calls thing is not to hold a grudge. Get tanks. home, how to handle classified id, yet it over with, and forget it. If necessary, she is capable of matters -and did those 200 cases of Iti the only way" staying submerged for six weeks. soda get ordered? Thank heaven! There wer a number of highlights How deep can shedive? Asked that Sailors from the British submarine On hand, as well, to help with on tile tour. "Ochlot" is an electric question, L.t. Cmdr. Soar smiled, "Ocelot," prepare to go ashore at information and arrangements were sub, meaning that her 1OOiirs are hesitated, then offered, "She was U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal.

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 3 14-ton monsters rain steel on targets by Spec. Bob Blocher through simulated city streets, vehicles busy, soldiers readied their "Any time you fight in a built-up engaging an armored vehicle and AT-4 armor-piercing missiles. The area, you've got a combination of FORT CLAYTON (USARSO PAO) supporting troops. When they enemy vehicles were soon reduced to soldiers and civilians," Steiger reached a designated intersection, shrapnel. explained. "Our soldiers must be able -In Germany they might be just the ramp came down. Six soldiers Part of the urban simulation to put fire on the enemy while another nuisance. But in Panama dismounted and took supportive involved distinguishing friends from separating them from any friendly they're more than a menace. Soldiers positions. enemies. As targets popped up in civilians in the area." from Task Force 4th Battalion, 6th Immediately, the Regulars faced front of the soldiers, they had to fire Although the Regulars mostly Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry armored vehicles on two streets. at the enemy without hitting any train for European battlefields, they Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, While the 50-caliber gunner kept the civilians. are extremely effective in areas of La., know their M-l 13s command a low-intensity conflict, according to healthy respect. They wouldn't have Steiger. "We move fast and pack a lot it any other way. of firepower. Our M-113s also protect soldiers from small-arms fire The 'Regulars,' as they call and shrapnel." themselves, showed their mettle Because they move quickly, the during recent live-fire exercises on Regulars provide a "more flexible" Empire Range. The results were response than light infantry, he said. awesome. Chunks of hills were Pvt. 2 Shaleko Tayson, Company missing, ranges were torn to shreds. A, agreed: "Because we're Their 50-caliber machine guns made mechanized, we can move around a M-60s look like toys. lot easier. We're ready to roll within 15 minutes of an alert." With 14-ton monsters raining steel However, light infantry units like on hapless pop-up targets, it's easy to Ist Battalion (Airborne), 508th forget the soldiers who push all the Infantry Regiment have strengths buttons. But without precise which complement the 'mechs' maneuver and control, a column of "The 'lights' have better night M-113s could quickly turn into heaps Tision capabilities, for example," of scrap-metal. Steiger said. "It's important to rmesh those capabilities in an exercise like "The objective of this live-fire this." exercise is to train our squads and The exercise will climax when the platoon in their mission-essential Regularsjoin the 1/508th (Airborne) tasks -support fire positions, and 5th Battalion, 87th Infantry tactical movement and roadblocks," Regiment in task force live-fire said Lt. Col. William A. Steiger, task exercises. force commander. "The main thing Training light infantry* with their we're trying to do here is to distribute mechanized counterparts builds our firepower effectively." A Task Force 4/6th Infantry M-113 crew conductsa drive-by assault before combat readiness, Steiger said. "Now blocking a key intersection during a recent live-fire exercise. (U.S. Army photo we understand their capabilities and Soldiers first moved their M-1 13s by Spec. Bob Blocher) they understand ours." Chinooks carry loads where roads don't go by Spec. Bob Blocher naval gunnery targets for Venezuela, said. "Chinooks would then follow have seen better days, according to recovered crashed aircraft for through a clean corridor." Smith. "They're old, and the FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Ecuador and delivered aircraft In Panama, Chinooks also serve humidity and salt air are creating PAO) --Their life is less glamorous engines to Costa Rica," Smith said. an important role in evacuation maintenance problems," he than their distant cousins -During combat, Chinooks play a plans for U.S. citizens. During recent explained. Blackhawk and Cobra. Although vital role in moving large numbers of "Purple Storm" exercises, Fort Therefore, Chinook pilots and they pack twin jet engines, five troops, which would take other Amador residents were moved to mechanics are looking forward to transmissions and computerhelicopters multiple trips. A Fort Clayton on Chinooks. January, when a newer model begins controlled hydraulic control systems, Chinook can haul up to 30 soldiers Although other helicopters could arriving. Until then, like failthful they just don't look high-tech. In for. airborne operations such as perform the same mission, "It would draft horses, Company C's aging fact, they're used more as aerial Ustatic-line jumping or helocasting. take a lot more of them," Smith said. Chinooks will keep hauling loads hauls than anything else. Although they can also perform However, Company C's Chinooks other helicopters can't carry. But if you need to move a heavy troop insertions, Chinooks take load where roads don't go, a CH-47 longer than other helicopters to get in (Chinook) helicopter is your best bet and out. "That has to be built into the to get there. timetable from the beginning of the "It can carry two Chevy Blazers operation," Smith said. inside," said Chinook pilot Capt. However, their ability to lift large Bruce G. Smith of Company C, 1st loads makes them perfect for artillery Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment, raids behind enemy lines. "If there's Fort Kobbe. "It has a lot more floor an important target our artillery space than a Blackhawk, and the can't reach, we'll sling load an newer Chinook model can carry artillery battery to where they can loads on three external hooks." take out the target," Smith said. The ability to deliver payloads During artillery raids, Chinooks other helicopters can't carry and to team up with other types of aircraft places transport airplanes can't land to cover their vulnerability to has made Company C's eight ground-fired missiles. Chinooks popular with regional "Cobra helicopters or Air Force governments. close support aircraft would punch a 'Evacuees' sprintfrom a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a recent evacuation "Last year we moved off-coast hole through enemy lines," Smith exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence) Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout set for Thursday FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Smokeout uses a light-hearted Each year approximately 320,000 encourage their efforts to abstain. PAO) -Any time is a good time to approach to encourage smokers to Americans die from smoking-related Additionally, babies born Nov. 16 quit smoking. But Thursday will be quit for at least 24 hours. The goal of illnesses. This is a needless tragedy. If this year will be given T-shirts that the right time for millions of the Great American Smokeout is to the Great American Smokeout can say, "I'm a born non-smoker." A American smokers who will join this provide a supportive and positive help to prevent some of those deaths traveling-van will be distributing year's Great American Smokeout. atmosphere for smokers to give up by encouraging smokers to quit, then smokeout pamphlets. And, a Sponsored by the American cigarettes. we will all have made a worthwhile smoking survey of all active-duty Cancer Society, the Great American "We know that many smokers accomplishment. personnel will be conducted. have a very difficult time trying to In addition, the smokeout quit," said Lorenza Meza, smokeout This year, the local community committee is sponsoring a 3-mile chairman for U.S. Army Medical will sponsor events in conjunction Fun Run/Walk at Fort Clayton AMERICAN Activity, Panama. "We also know with the smokeout. Nov. 18 at 7 a.m. Registration will be VsAcl Ethat most smokers are aware of the Smokers who participate in the at Reeder Gym the day of the event. harmful effects of smoking, so we 16th annual boycott can be For information call 282-5418 or don't dwell on that". "adopted" by non-smokers who will 282-5419.

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6 Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 Combat engineers team up with infantry story and photo The infantry poured though the soldiers designated as combat like putting your hand down a snake by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney gap. Like their jaguar mascot, Alpha multipliers, according to Spec. Paul hole. FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Company made a clean kill of Ponte. "You can look it up in Field Withdrawing engineer units are PAO) --Mixing chemicals can be anything in the way. Manual 5-100." likely to block the edges of their dangerous. Even household products As the infantry took care of Experts in mayhem, engineers escape route so enemy forces can like bleach and ammonia release business, the engineers finished their rarely see "problems." Instead, they only follow them straight through. deadly chlorine gas when mixed. job. Soon the tower lay in the mud see opportunities to make the "It's called channelizing. It's When the Army recently with their vanquished enemy. enemy's life miserable. something no other group does,"said combined a squad of combat Not bad for 15 minutes' work. Of "Everyone wants to kill the sapper Shane. "We channel the enemy into a engineers with infantry platoons course, no one was shooting back. because of that," said Ponte. "It's given area, and set it up so the from Company A, 5th Battalion, But the scenario put infantry soldiers flattering, but it's true. infantry and field artillery can take 87th Infantry Regiment, they created and engineers through situations "You can't blame them," he added. them out." a killing force more deadly than similar to a real battlefield. "They're holed up, all nice and snug After engineers channelize an area, cyanide. "Once you get a taste of live-fire behind their defenses. Then the nothing in the area is safe. Engineers "The light sapper concept is to training you can never quit," said engineers come." They tear it all are not only demolition experts, they provide engineer support for deepSpec. Shane Shade, sapper. Toppled down and let in the big, bad wolf; or can also make nasty surprises out of thrust operations behind enemy towers and fallen bridges all over the in this case the big, bad jaguar. common things. lines," explained PFC Sam Sharp, world attest to the effectiveness of Often, the biggest mistake an In their hands, two rolls of 59th Engineer Company, 193rd live-fire training. enemy commander can make is to concertina wire and 150 feet of Infantry Brigade. Combat. engineers are the only follow a retreating engineer unit. It's communication wire become an "This is the first time we've trained offensive weapon that can stop a directly with the infantry, using their tracked vehicle dead, according to tactics for a mission," added Sgt. Sharp. Robert Judd, the engineers' squad But demolition is still most combat leader. "But their training is tops," engineers' first love. Each sapper has The mission was to breach enemy his favorite tool of destruction. defenses, destroy their radio tower For Pvt. 2 Donald Fore, it's a and secure the area. simple little contraption made of As the soldiers moved out, a storm plastic explosive. Called a platter gathered on the horizon. The foot charge, it looks like a short stove pipe soldier's oldest enemy--foul weather and works like a cross between an -was about to join the game. antitank missile and catapult. The noise of battle erupted and With a history dating back to the with it the storm grew more violent. Crusades, the modern sapper's job Like a one-two punch the hasn't changed much. Their ancient engineers and infantry worked in predecessors made a living out of concert under the driving rain to hit tunneling under castle walls and their objective and hit it hard. laying explosives that literally Then suddenly, over the roar of brought the house down. thunder and rifles, a man-made blast But modern engineers are a lot tore through the air. The sappers had deadlier. And combined with the done their first job. The obstacle was right infantry unit, they can be downbreached. Infantry soldiers move through a breach in the obstacle under cover of smoke. right devastating. 1978th recognizes top civil service employees HOWARD AFB(1978th CG/PA) Audrey B. Perkins, budget analyst She is the best analyst and advisor than 10 automated data systems, and --Six 1978 t h Communications and resource advisor, was recognized that I have worked with during my 31 back-up monitor for another 12 Group civilians earned Sustained for her high quality performance years of service. The 1978th is systems. Her expert handling of Superior Performance Awards developing and justifing of the fortunate to have her," said Lt. Col. various problems with computer recently for their contributions to the 1978th's fiscal 1989 annual budgets, Carl A. McIntire III, group systems ensured the success of the group's multi-faceted mission which total more than $1 million. commander. center's mission. throughout Central and South "Perkin's attention to detail is Myrna Quinones, assistant to the Olga Davis, also of the DPC, was America. amazing, as is her ability to do the noncommissioned officer in charge lauded for her work as the Computer The award is given to civil service utmost with what resources we have. of the Systems Control Section, Data Systems Security Officer. As CSSO employees who demonstrate Her leadership is unmatched in Processing Center, was recognized she maintains more than 1,000 user outstanding efforts in their job for inspiring effective resource for outstanding performance as the identifications and passwords forthe one year. management throughout the group. primary systems monitor for more Air Force standard base-level computer to protect the system from unauthorized use. Additionally, she monitors many on-line and batch customers. Daisy Mendez, computer operator, DPC, received the award for her outstanding performance in the DPC while operating the base level computer. She vastly reducted the number of aborted runs and transactions during the year. Her expertise directly affected the effectiveness and reliability of the computer system. Another systems monitor from the DPC, Michelva Ramsey, also earned a Sustained Superior Performance Award. Her experience and dedication to customer service improved the quality of service provided to both Air Force and Army customers using the base level computer. The group commander's secretary, Sueann M. Atkinson, received her award for administrative, clerical support, and for being a personal assistant to the commander and deputy commander. "Atkinson's tough standards in reviewing of outgoing performance reports and the group command INFANTRY VISIT Representative Jim McCreary, R. La., andLt. Col. William A. Steiger discuss the equipment section's correspondence has and mission of the mechanized infantry. McCreary visited soldiers of Company C, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry translated into a near zero error Regiment, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) Friday. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Bill McKinney) rate," said Lt. Col. Alfred H. Whitley, group deputy commander.

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 7 U.S. news Democrats big winners during off-year elections WASHINGTON (UPI) -percent -for Republican Marshall Numerous blacks have been Both the Wilder and Dinkins Virginia Democrat Douglas Wilder, Coleman. elected as mayors, but never in a city campaigns also were noteworthy in a grandson of slaves running in the Late Tuesday night, state as large or as diverse as New York, that they ran essentially as moderate, cradle of the Confederacy, claimed a Republicans planned for an almostwhich has 7.9 million people. establishment politicians. razor-thin victory Tuesday in his bid certain recount, which would be to be elected America's first black automatically paid by the state if the governor and Democrat David two candidates were within .5 Dinkins was chosen as New York percent of each other. City's first black mayor. "It is apparently the closest race in In New Jersey, Democratic Rep. the history of the governorship and James Florio, in his third try at the this race is not yet over," said governor's mansion, had little Coleman. "It'snecessaryyetforusto trouble defeating Republican Rep. see what the final outcome of the race James Courter in the race to succeed is. two-term GOP Gov. Thomas Kean. "When we do finally have the Florio lost to Kean in 1981 in what official result, if my opponent is the was the closest gubernatorial race in winner, I'll congratulate him and state history. support him, but we do not yet know Also at stake in the off-year what the outcome is," Coleman elections were hundreds of other added. "We won't know it tonight. mayoral contests -including bigWe may not know it for some time." city battles in Cleveland, Detroit, In the Big Apple, the nation's Houston and Seattle -and largest city, Dinkins, 62, a low-key numerous ballot questions on issues Manhattan borough president who ranging from busing and taxes to the portrayed himself as a healer for a rights of unmarried couples, no divided city, defeated Republican matter what their sex. Rudolph Giuliani, a gung-ho former But almost all the national federal prosecutor who had attacked attention was focused on Virginia, Dinkins' integrity and boasted his New York City and New Jersey -the own crime-fighting record. showcase races of the off-year With 97 percent of the precincts election. reporting, Dinkins had 879,494 Although the race in Virginia was votes, or 51 percent, in the race to still a cliff-hanger into the early hours succeed incumbent Edward Koch. of Wednesday, Wilder claimed Giuliani had 821,270 votes -47 victory during an appearance before percent. supporters in Richmond. But In nearby New Jersey, Florio had Coleman refused to concede. 1,193,676 votes to 706,668 for "You have spoken tonight. The Courter, or 63 percent to 37 percent. people of Virginia have spoken Although other blacks have run tonight," Wilder said. "You have for governor in other states, none has done more than just elect Doug ever won. The only black to ever Wilder, you have carried Virginia's serve as chief executive of a state was banner continually forward." P.B.S. Pinchback, a lieutenant With 98.2 percent of precincts governor who briefly served in reporting, Wilder had 886,082 votes, Louisiana in 1873 after the governor Manhatten Borough President David Dinkins was elected New York's first or 50.2 percent, to 877,418 -49.7 resigned. black mayor Tuesday. (AP Laserphoto) Drug dealer testifies he sold crack to D. C. mayor WASHINGTON (UPI) -A which he pleaded guilty to two because I don't want to look like a year's mayoral race. convicted drug dealer testified cocaine distribution charges and fool here: Was one of the individuals Lewis's plea agreement followed Monday that he sold crack cocaine prosecutors agreed to drop 14 other (to whom you sold drugs) the mayor the convicted drug dealer's decision more than once to embattled Mayor drug and perjury charges Lewis had of the city?" to help federal investigators in a Marion Barry, a friend. Barry faced. "Yes, your honor, crack cocaine, wide-ranging drug probe that immediately denied the allegation. During an hour-long hearing, more than one occassion," Lewis reportedly centered on an effort to The testimony by Charles Lewis, Lewis told U.S. District Judge replied. prove that Barry used drugs. the central figure in a scandal that Stanley Sporkin that he distributed Barry, the three-term mayor who But despite months of questioning, has dogged the mayor for nearly a cocaine at least three times between has been accused of using drugs at a federal investigators have been year, was the first time he had last Dec. 10 and Dec. 22 from a downtown hotel but has never been unable to substantiate Lewis's claims publicly stated that Barry had Ramada Inn in downtown charged, denied the allegation, that Barry used crack, The bought cocaine from him. Washington. saying Lewis had reason to lie. Washington Post reported Sunday, Lewis made the statement during a Sporkin then asked the defendant, "(Lewis is) a convicted felon. He quoting anonymous sources. hearing on his plea agreement, under "I'm going to ask you a question faced 16 counts, some of them Lewis, who has been in jail in perjury," Barry told an impromptu Washington since May, could have 0 ~news conference outside his office. faced a sentence of 158 years in R am irezThe mayor said someone seeking a prison and a $6 million fine if tried reduced sentence will "lie on your and convicted of all 16 counts against LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Night stabbing 13 people to death. A dozen mama, lie on your preacher, lie on him. Stalker Richard Ramirez, convicted people survived the attacks, and the pope, lie on anybody, lie on the Lewis, a native of the Virgin of murdering 13 people in a series of some testified at the trial. mayor, of course." Islands and a former personnel nocturnal attacks, was sentenced Some of the assaults were tinged Lewis, 49, was thrust into the worker for the District of Columbia Tuesday to death in the gas chamber. with Satanic symbolism, such as national spotlight on Dec. 22. government, also is awaiting Ramirez, 29, a lanky devilpentagrams drawn on the body of Police were sent to the Ramada sentencing on a conviction of selling worshiping drifter from El Paso, one murder victim, but prosecutors Inn to investigate a maid's complaint a relatively small amount of crack to Texas, was convicted of the 13 never argued that the killings were that Lewis had offered her cocaine in undercover FBI officers in the Virgin murders and 30 other felonies Sept. committed as part of a Satanic ritual. exchange for sex. A police Islands, for which he could receive a 20. As Ramirez was led from the undercover probe was interrupted, maximum sentence of 20 years in Given a chance to address the courthouse following his conviction, however, when officers noted that prison. court before his sentencing, Ramirez heflashed atwo-finger"devil's horn" Barry had entered the hotel room Prosecutors agreed to an said: "Lucifer lives in all of us. .I sign and shouted out "evil" to where Lewis stayed most of that "indefinite postponement" of that will be avenged." reporters. December. sentencing until Lewis is no longer Ramirez's conviction stemmed As he left the courthouse following It was later learned that Barry had needed in Washington. from a serial-killing spree that began the jury's death recommendation visited Lewis at the hotel a halfIn two indictments handed up in quietly in 1984 and terrorized Oct. 4, Ramirez told reporters: "Big dozen times. Barry has refused to April and May, Lewis was charged Southern California in the summer deal. Death always went with the explain why he visited Lewis, saying with one count of conspiracy to of 1985. territory. I'll see you Disneyland." only that Lewis was a friend. distribute drugs, five counts of In a series of random nocturnal Ramirez still faces trial in San After the incident, Barry's political possessing cocaine with the intent to attacks, Ramirez broke into homes Francisco for a 14th slaying and in popularity hit an all-time low, and he distribute, three counts of cocaine and attacked his victims while they Orange County for a non-fatal is now in a tight five-way fight for the possession at the Ramada Inn and slept, shooting, bludgeoning and shooting and rape. Democratic nomination in next seven counts of lying to a grand jury.

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8 Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 1 U.S. news Secord admits he lied to Congress about money WASHINGTON(UPI) -Retired responded. He said "there has term -Robinson said. Robinson said he found Secord Air Force Gen. Richard V. Secord already been a firestorm in the press" Secord had pleaded innocent to guilty. admitted Wednesday he lied to about the unraveling Iran-Contra the charges, filed by independent The former Air Force general Congress about the use of money in scandal. prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. His admitted to lying in sworn testimony the Iran-Contra scandal, pleading The judge allowed Secord to trial had been scheduled to begin to congressional investigators on guilty to a felony that could send him remain free until a pre-sentencing Monday, but his lawyers worked out June 10, 1987, when asked about to prison for five years. report is prepared and "some a deal with Walsh. money going from "The Enterprise" Secord, wearing a Navy blue confusion" is cleared up over the Secord pleaded guilty to the ninth to benefit North and his family. blazer and a red tie, appeared before possible fine Secord could be ordered count in .the indictment and the Robinson pressed Secord, asking a stern federal judge who asked him to pay. It could be as high as $250,000 government agreed to dismiss all the him if he knew he was lying when he questions about his activities in the in addition to a five-year prison other charges. In accepting the deal, answered "no" when questioned Iran-Contra scandal that involved about the money. the trading of arms to Iran and the "No, your honor, the answer was diversion of some of that money to not candid," Secord said in court. aid the Nicaraguan anti-government Robinson then asked Secord if he Contras. meant the term "candid" as a Secord told Chief U.S. District synonym for the word "untruthful." Judge Aubrey E. Robinson Jr. that "Yes," Secord said. he lied under oath to congressional Robinson pressed Secord harder investigators looking into the worst -insisting on knowing if he had scandal of the eight-year presidency uttered a lie under oath. of Ronald Reagan. "That's correct," Secord said. Secord specifically admitted he In a statement after the court lied about money from "The proceeding ended, Walsh said: Enterprise" going to benefit former "General Secord has pleaded guilty White House aide Oliver North. to a felony for lying to Congress Secord said "no" to congressional regarding the Iran-Contra matter. investigators when asked about This is important because it enforces money going to North, but admitted congressional oversight and because Wednesday he was not telling the it brings within an adequate range of truth. punishment one of the principal "The Enterprise" was the term participants in the Iran-Contra used to describe the organization diversion." that handled the secret arms deals. Secord, 57, was indicted on 12 Robinson asked Secord why he criminal charges -all felonies. lied. Earlier this year, North was "I answered no .in a misguided mer chief logistical assistant, retired Air Force Gen. convicted of receiving an illegal effort to prevent further criticism" of Richard Y. Secord admitted he lied to Congress about the use of money in the gratuity -the security system that North and himself, Secord Iran-Contra scandaL (AP Laserphoto) Scord paid for. Lawmakers approve bill to raise federal debt ceiling WASHINGTON (Reuter) -term bonds this week, which out at the request of the president Senate Finance Committee Congress has given the government Secretary Nicholas Brady had and the secretary of the Treasury," an chairman Lloyd Bentsen, a Texas more room to borrow, preventing postponed until the borrowing limit angry Mitchell told the Senate. After Democrat, said damaged investor what would have been the first was raised. a brief recess to cool tempers, Heinz confidence after a default would have ,default by the U.S. Treasury A default could have had dire held off his amendment. forced the government to pay much Wednesday. consequences. Banks would have Sen. John McCain, an Arizona higher interest rates on its debt. Lawmakers approved a bill late been unable to honor checks issued Republican, stopped his effort to The government breeched the $2.8 Tuesday night that raises the federal by the Treasury and holders of modify the catastrophic health care trillion debt limit last month. debt ceiling to a record $3.12 trillion maturing federal securities would surtax as part of the debt bill after he Without approval by Congress it for the remainder of the fiscal year have been unable to cash them in. won assurance that it would be voted could not have borrowed more that ends Sept. 30, from $2.8 trillion Supporters of these measures had on by the Senate Wednesday. money to pay its bills. currently. sought to add them to the debt-limit The government currently has H o use W a y s and M e an s The Senate passed the bill by a bill as a way to win quick passage. outstanding debt of $2.83 trillion, C o mm itt e e c h airman D an voice vote after a compromise that During tense debate on the Senate which is more than the current ceiling Rostenkowski, an Illinois Democrat, untangled the debt-ceiling increase floor, Democratic Leader George of $2.80 trillion that took effect Oct. warned the House that a default from disputes over catastrophic Mitchell of Maine threatened to 31. Faced with that limit, the risked "destabilizing financial health insurance and other report to President Bush that one Treasury could borrow no more markets both at home and abroad." controversial issues. Republican, John Heinz of money until Congress acted. To clear the way for the vote, It then passed the House quickly Pennsylvania, was blocking its Delaying passage of the debt-limit Senate leaders agreed to give time on a vote of 269 to 99 and was sent to passage by seeking to add bill also would have exerted upward later for votes on other controversial President Bush for his signature into controversial changes in the budget pressure on interest rates, issues including the widely criticized law. process that would require several threatening to plunge the country catastrophic health care for the This will allow the Treasury to days of debate. into a recession, according to elderly and a reform of the federal issue $40 billion in long and short "I am trying to move this debt limit congressional budget analysts. budget process. California bank may cost taxpayers $2b Bridges acquitted WASHINGTON (Reuter) -A officers. bought off on the scheme when they of murdercharges former bank regulator claimed Its owner, Charles Keating, made met with me on April 2, 1987," Gray LOS ANGELES (UPI) Tuesday four senators who tried to political contributions totaling about charged. He said DeConcini urged Former child television star Todd persuade him 2 1/2 years ago to $1.3 billion to five senators -him to withdraw a proposed tougher Bridges was acquitted Tuesday of withdraw a rule curbing thrifts' Democrats Dennis DeConcini of direct-investment rule until it was attempted murder for allegedly investment powers did so because Arizona, Alan Cranston of decided whether it was legal and said shooting a drug dealer eight times they were influenced by campaign California, John Glenn of Ohio and the senators would urge Keating to inside a cocaine "rock house"after contributions. Donald Riegle of Michigan as well as make more home loans. a four-day drug binge. Edwin Gray, former chairman of Arizona Republican John McCain. Gray said that was an obvious A Superior Court jury that the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Gray said he was told by Riegle the "quid pro quo" that he refused. deliberated over three days also made the charge before the House other senators were unhappy about The senators have denied asking acquitted Bridges, the former star Banking Committee investigating the Bank Board's regulation of Gray to withdraw the directof such television sitcoms as the collapse of California-based Lincoln Savings and asked the investment rule and said their action "Diff'rent Strokes" and "Fish," of Lincoln Savings and Loan regulator to meet them. in meeting Gray was proper. attempted voluntary manAssociation. At the time, Gray said, Lincoln slaughter. Now bankrupt, Lincoln Savings Savings had "devised a scheme Jack Atchison, a former officer of But the jurors told Superior may end up costing taxpayers $2 intended to cause people to believe the parent company of Lincoln Court Commissioner Florence billion in the most expensive savings falsely that its troubles were the Savings, American Continental Marie -Cooper they were and loan failure ever. There have result of a vendetta" by regulators. C o r p., in v o k e d t h e Fi ft h deadlocked 7-5 on a lesser charge been charges of fraud and "Senators Cranston, DeConcini, Amendment agianst self-incrimiof assault with a deadly weapon. racketeering against its former top Glenn and McCain had evidently nation and refused to testify.

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 -9 2-27th here to protect U.S. lives, property by PFC Megra D. Johnson manipulate their surroundings to same rules. "Enlisted soldiers have leaders," he said. stay motivated and accomplish daily more respect for the officers because Turner added "squad leaders are MARGARITA COMPLEX missions. "We talk about war," they are living together," Wille said. the hardest working soldiers on the (USARSO PAO) -They don't stay Ledbetter said "and try to train The officers and enlisted also live mission," because they are directly out late. They don't drink. They are realistically." together at Coco Solo however, responsible to him and the members not here to enjoy the fruits of the land 2nd Lt. Paul Wille, Company C, soldiers have more liberties. They of their squad. Also squad leaders but to protect its American 2nd platoon leader, believes the have a gymnasium, swimming pool, must ensure personnel are properly inhabitants from unnecessary training here was in greater quantity beaches and a high school to provide instructed to carry out their mission harassment and ensure their treaty and better quality than at Fort Ord. them with extracurricular activities. according to command directives. rights. "It's a real world mission," he said. They also have access to activities One mission is constantly "The deployment to Panama is a For Wille training and executing held at Cristobal high school where patrolling Coco Solo while show of force and demonstration of missions is a motivating factor. they live. Panamanian Defense Forces are United States resolve," said Lt. Col. "Staying busy is the best way to get However, Rock said, the benefits within sight. Proximity combined Jeff Rock, battalion commander of through this," Wille said. "My men at Coco Solo do not make the with long duty hours puts many the 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry are constantly training so they don't mission less real or the soldiers soldiers on edge and promotes stress Regiment. "We are not a peace have time to be bored. behavior any less mission oriented or according to Turner. keeping force. We are protecting Wille believes motivation and effective. However, soldiers have developed American lives and property and camaraderie among the soldiers SSgt. Albert Turner, an Alpha Co. intramural sports between squads to making sure the 1977 treaty rights results from tight quarters. They live platoon sergeant, said they are promote motivation and keep up can be exercised," he added. in an open bay which includes their constantly looking for ways to morale. Turner believes internal The soldiers of the 2-27th are sleeping, recreational and eating improve mission effectiveness. "It c o m p e t it iv e n e s s b r e a ks t h e spread out between four installations space. requires 100-percent effort on monotony and provides a way to in the Atlantic community. And Everyone, officers and enlisted, eve r y o n e 's p art e s p e ci ally vent anxiety and frustrations. although they have better share the same floor and follow the intermediate and upper level Also, "giving soldiers time to accommodations than those who themselves is another effective way to deployed here May I1, the soldiers help the guys alleviate stress," Turner are limited in their movements. said. Their level of mobility varies from Recognition and acceptance from being completely limited to what the community has also played a part Rock refers to as a "town in raising morale. "Tell a guy his atmosphere." According to Rock, efforts are recognized," Turner said. Espinar is the main effort of concern "Little things let him know you because freedom of movement is appreciate what he is doing." almost nonexistent. Rock added, "Lt. Col. Robert Soldiers are in a precarious Henry (garrison commander) and position, according to Rock. They the mayors are very receptive. They are forward deployed as if in war, have gone out of their way to be then postured only to protect. accommodating. The soldiers feel "Everyday it's a challenge to keep Rock said he charged his own the soldier ready for combat," Rock people to assimilate into the said. "Because everyday something community as much as possible, but doesn't happen is another day he is the community's response made the lulled into a false sense of security." difference. "We, as a task force, feel However, soldiers at the Fort good about coming down here and Espinar Officer's Club make it their training in the Atlantic community," business to stay combat ready. Rock said. "We hope our presence According to Sgt. Darryl Ledbetter, Pvt.1 William Meadows guardsfrom inside his bunker at Fort Espinar's Officer provided a sense of security and a a Company C squad leader, soldiers Club. (U.S. A rmy photo by PFC Megra D. Johnson) better quality of life." MA C addsflights to alleviate travel crunch so a gateway can be added at Miami -Proceed to the terminal with all -Proceed to 24th CPTS travel Flights leave International Airport. If this is travel documents. section and pay via DDF 1131. successful, all flights will travel into The procedures for DOD -If the invitational travel orders from H owad Miami IAP instead of Homestead. contractors, Panama Canal have a fund site or a billing address, HOWARD AFB (24 COMPWThe procedures for active duty Commission employees and their proceed directly to TMO. PA) -Because a lot of military military, and DOD civilians with dependents are: -Proceed to TMO to secure members and their families use transportation agreements, and their reservation and obtain travel order Torrijos Airport, it put a crunch on dependents that are command -number. travel to and from the United States, sponsored are: -Obtain invitational travel orders -Proceed to terminal with all travel To alleviate some of the congestion. -Check seat' availability with and complete a DDF 1381. documents. To alevatesom oftheconeston,-------------.-------------extra flights have been added to the traffic management office/ MAC The rates for the aircraft if tickets are purchased are (all prices are for schedule at Howard. There are now terming tne-way trips): four B-727s flying out of Howard -eport to the 24th Comptroller on-atrp) each week, and Military Airlift Squadron's travel section with EML Military, DOD Civilians PCC, DOD Contractors C .orders. and their dependents and their dependents Command officials are currently working on adding a fifth flight. -Complete a DDF 1131, cash DOD RATE NON U.S. NON-DOD RATE The extra flights depart Howard collection voucher, and pay the Homestead $228 $264 on Mondays, Wednesdays, cashier. Charleston $208 $231 Thursdays and Saturdays. If the fifth -Proceed to TMO, confirm Philadelphia $228 $263 aircraft can be worked, it will depart reservation, provide a copy of the For more information for MAC flights, call MSgt. Joe Walls, SSgt. Felix Howard on Sundays. DDF 1131, and obtain travel control Soto or Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan at 284-3069/3549. As an added option on these number. flights, personnel can purchase -Proceed to the terminal with all tickets instead of going space-A. This travel documents. option is available to active duty The procedures for DOD civilians military, Department of Defense without transportation agreements, civilians and contractors, and their dependents and non-command Panama Canal Commission sponsored dependents of military employees and their dependents. and civilian personnel are: Seats are sold on a first-come, -Check seat availability with first-serve basis, and once the tickets TMO/terminal. are purchased the passengers will -Report to the 24th CPTS travel become duty passengers. Be advised section with invitational travel those buying tickets may be orders signed by organizational "bumped" in favor of a higher commander and a completed DDF priority duty or emergency leave 1381, air transportation agreement. passenger, however, this should not -Complete a DDF 1131. occur on your return trip. -Pay the cashier. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry These extra flights are now routed -Proceed to TMO, confirm Division (Light) participated in a solidarity run Thursday at Fort Davis. The through Homestead AFB, Fla., then reservation, provide copies of DDF run was held as a symbol of unity, cohesion and camaraderie. (U.S. A rmy on to Philadelphia, Pa. MAC 1131 and 1381, and obtain travel photo byPFC MegraD. Johnson) headquarters is currently working it control number. ._photoby___________D._Johnson)

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I dr 17 m uire o paying parentor -O i .c ed l SIT: Titulos en Espanul -Subtitles in Spanish Howard Clayton Davis Quarry Ht Amador ~Sherma 284-3583 287-3279 289-5173 282-3635 282-4287 289-6251 EVENING GO0 & NO0 EVENING-7:00 'IV 3A d NN7P CAS ALLIES OF WAR MILENNIM T K PAREN O PIN CADILLAC ..r .0 .., C.n )5woo Thursda) C AJ, AAT l t WAR MAN n KAhi AT h ighotn acio Hush -d withnervusnoer-OWAR NEWI $T AR TIM NaedRIaedP-3 EVENING U:0 & DOG EE:N 6:0 & 0.0 EVENING-7 PM Casualte f W r iyE NIsae u LOCK UP -NIGHTMARE N ona ru toy fArca slies vegenctatledshit ster ivorcdmmnraogte CUAEL(G-M engaged.inkidnapping r p,.and Cent l A i an hi deo uto il i v e f l tSTREETH viciosdru baon (Vioece Pa)renhoepoesi hi a. ODHOS R BA AMAN KARATE Klectrifying performu E.anc by bot S a u rPennAu 5 anhinua e delig tful ook .middle-claRTs9s Chn. FR IA TH 3 HP R R oNt SAll T E n h g ATIN E O T & 0 O MATINEE-2:00 EVENING 00T EVENING-7:00 7:00 G STUTRS I] C ah HONEY CLOSED Cid HKD ,1dC .I -n $ 1 R 9 88 SaturdayS E MAJOR LEAGUE WEKENO AT BERNIES T sOPh Ad-in p s ho joyfull relti. hs i Crially S O R T N rat otHE ABYSS wolE PG) TP) ( a v e S -ecL RVat LET Iid IR P T2:03 EVENING GO0 & 8:0C f!EVENING 0:00 & 0:00 EVENING-7:00 EVENING-:0 -TEABS REENITLESSHOE Sunday I HUKTURNER C0CRTD THE RIGHT THIS(G THE, -aO Russian m i itarieskwh dr0ecrtn aaz( stomp te.aidHindnEnTomntonks A011 Arm()%:[0 RtdPG T13Adlst5 EVENING 600 &0:00 EVENING-7 P.Al EVENING-7:00Cidrn.0 NDK AIH ABSSS Monday ~~ a RELENTE-SS tetoalng lw-rime sbrbi ytrsfgrategallan.t00 ud crie A wid ween f acig goodF Ra.ILENN (PG) 3 ne (LAEg Tage .Tl g UHFiolence l.E EVENING 0:00 & 8:00 EVENING-7:0C 0 l'EI OFDREMS HE ABYSS STAR TREK V y -l11 u44 e 10) a hte Nusd yDIANA JONES AND WHO FIAET OE, Ad'sS-l 5 EI.A IRSD AhiLre kO.FR T H Ty I A l R R e d A PGT R T : O B I TEVENING 6:00 &3:00 EVENING-7:00 R NE A ES THE DREAM TEA; Closed pu D lmendIMES FOR Wed nes. I pFTSEMATARTYAdls.5 dayC nt ~ -d-R RT, 02 Ratd(G-3) RTS I C A SUA LT I ES O F LICENSE TO KILL PARENTHOOD COMING SOON WAR In this high-octane action Households with nervous overHOWARD Casualties Of War is a shatteringly spectacular Special Agent 007 anxious dads, obsessive perfectionFri. THE PACKAGE (R) powerful Vietnam war film based strikes off a personal mission of ist yuppies, and overworked Fri. INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST on a true story of American soldiers vengeance that leads him to the divorced moms are among the CRUSADE (PG-13) engaged in kidnapping, rape, and Central American hideout of a wildly diverse families that Sa.RARENTHOOD (G-13) murder. An electrifying performvicious drug baron. (Violence, Parenthood explores in this Sal. ROADENHOSE (G) ance by both Sean Penn and language) delightful look at middle-class Sun. FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VIII (R) Michael J. Fox highlight this America. CLAYTON emotionally wrenching movie. Fri. CASUALIT ES OF WAR (R) DEAD POETS SOCIETY DO THE RIGHT THING Fri. WEEKEND AT BERNIES (PG-13) THE PACKAGE .oi ilas ly ay This a spunky and spirited film that Sat. DEAD POETS SOCIETY (PG) Gene Hackman plays hardunconventional English teacher at socks across a strong message Sat. UCLECKTA (P) working military man thrust into hard-line prep school who joyfully concerning human nature and Sun. UNCLE BUCK (PG) the frontline of a harrowing chain rekindles the creative flames within relationships within a radially Sun. DO THE RIGHT THING (R) of events that exposes covert his students only to have the mixed Brooklyn neighborhood. AMADOR activities with the American and realities of the everyday world LETHAL WEAPON 2 Sat .LET TURIDE N G-) Russian militaries while escorting a stomp their soaring dreams into the prisoner back to the U.S. from dust. (Violence) Our favorite pair of mismatched Sun. LETHAL WEAPON 2(R Europe. B T ANpolice are babysittmng a mob Fri. NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET V BATMANaccountant, little knowing he is. the (R) UNCLE BUCK In the darkened recesses along the key to a case they've been pursuingSat. GHOSTBUSTERS 11 (PG) Uncle Buck is a delightful bull--in-alittered streets of a crime ridden SH AG Du.TUNRADHICS (G Sh i na -s h Op r o mp t hr o ugh Gotham City lurks a menacing and Fr.AILEN IUM SGteetotaling, law-trimmed suburbia mysterious figure, a gallant crime A wild weekend of dancing, goodFri BATEAN U G-13) by t he hilariously oafish John f ig ht e r, a p sy ch olo g i ca lly looking guys, and adventure at Sat. SHAG (PG) Candy as he takes his best shot at tormented vigilante, a brooding Myrtle Beach, South Carolina' Sat. BATMAN (PG-13) babysitting with his nieces and caped crusader. (Violence, changes forever the lives Of four Sun. THE ABYSS (PG-13) nephew. (Language). language) girls. (Violence, language, sex) Sun. LICENSE TO KILL (PG-13)

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 leisure Fort Clayton '800' families offer potluck FORT CLAYTON (USARSO PAO) -The 800 Area of Fort Clayton is sponsoring a Community Day for their neighborhood Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. in the Fort Clayton Community Park. This potluck/ barbeque has been scheduled to honor the soldiers of the 401st Military Police. The idea was conceived by Jeanie Snider, Mayor, and Cherry Kizzlar, the Vice Mayor Vas for the 800 area. They said it was their community's way of showing appreciation for the support provided by the 401st. There will be activities for f everyone, to include an egg toss, balloon toss, volleyball, pie-eating contest and a Victory Run for 6-18 year olds. The distance covered in the r un will vary between 1 and 3 miles, DANCIN'Childrenfrom the Panamanian Dancers Groupperformedat FortDavisElementarySchoolNov. 1 during with trophies being awarded to the the Host Nation Program. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence) winners of the run. As well, a static Display will feature a helicopter, fire truck and HMMWVS. A military / 7JV.J7VIt working dog demonstration has been Curundu prepares for Fiddler visit scheduled, and an appearance by 'L McGruff the crime dog. CURUNDU (USARSO PAO) -Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset,""If of enjoyment for the entire family. Snider and Kizzlar said that The Pacific Theatre Arts Centre is I Were a Rich Man," and The musical begins its run with the members the 800 area's support unit, proud to announce the gala opening "Tradition." gala opening Friday night and runs the 41st Area Support Group, have of the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" The cast is completed with 36 through November 26 with been most helpful and supportive in as the first show of its' 1989-90 members and a large stage crew for Thursday, Friday and Saturday the planning stages of the season. This is the 25th anniversary this exciting musical comedy. The evening performances; and, Sunday Community Fun Day. of the long-running broadway production is under the direction of afternoon matinees. musical comedy hit and will play the Jerry Brees, with musical direction Reservations are being accepted newly renovated theatre facility in by Sandi Callahan and choreography for all performances. For more Curundu. The Pacific Theatre Arts by Janet Goertz. Raymond Samuels information or reservations please Centre now has expanded stage and is the show's stage manager. office areas, a new lighting system, "Fiddler on the Roof" is call the Pacific Theatre Arts Centre piano and dance studios, a veranda, guaranteed to be a fun-filled evening at 286-4662, 286-3152 or 286-3814. and new make-up and dressing areas. "Fiddler on the Roof" follows the Sick and tired of being juck and story of a poor dairyman Tevye, tlred A-holics Anmaymoa superbly portrayed by veteran actor o0 Ken Millard and his trials and s'try night O phe wei Monday. Saturday at pmn, and Sunday at tribulations as he watches the 11 am. and 7p.m. changing traditions of his Meetings on the west bankorthe community. canal are in Building 40 on the US. Nasal Station Panama Co-starring with Millard is Jo Canal, Sunday-Friday at & p.m. Anne Mitchell, a multi-talented local and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. actress with innumerable musical ,For r cal 2526709. credits, as his long suffering wife -Give AA-and yourself chance. Golde. The musical features such t works musical hits as "Matchmaker, 'Egad, The Woman in White' set for Balboa High School stage by Tom Myer Cards will be displayed by Pam Snell to cue the audience to 'boo'and BALBOA HEIGHTS (DODDS applause' at the appropriate times. PAO) -High school speech teacher, "Instead of tying the heroine to the American literature lover, diehard train tracks they seal her in a fan of Steinbeck and honorary madhouse," she said of the Thespian: all of these things describe melodrama's plot. Mrs. Sydney Corbett. Her person will grace the stage in the Between acts in the play, the cast upcoming Balboa High School fall prepared Olio acts -Vaudeville acts. play, "Egad, The Woman in White," magician shows and barbershop to open Friday night and run on quartets Melanie Bales, music Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25 and Dec. I and 2. director of "Little Shop of Horrors," Besides playing the 'cantankerous will play interludes during the show. old hypochondriac,' Aunt Frederica, The production will thrust new Mrs. Corbett has in the past filled faces, like Mason Gann as the infor Mr. Richard Johnston, director, when he was on emergency bumbling hero Walter Hartwright, leave. Yet she gets no monetary into the limelight. However, the cast reward for her anguish. "I enjoy the will be bolstered by such stage COOL KIDS -Study skills are so cool! DoDDS Panama reinforces this kids and they need help," she veterans as Raymond Samuels, the message by encouraging students to be organized. Here (L to R), Robert explains. McGuinness, Emil Watson, Marielle Aramayo and Kenia Anderson of The play, plain old fun with no sex devious Sir Percivial Glyde and Mrs. Diablo Elementary School display their binders andsenda messageto allthat or violence, though both villains die Sydney Corbett in the role of Aunt they value lifelong skills of organization. (DoDDS photo) on stage. is open to all age levels. Frederica. I__

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 things to do will sponsor the parent-child Turkey Punch Needle Class Inn or MWR office in Coco Solo. Trot Nov. 19. Ticket includes one free drink of your .O I. .ming A Punch Needle Class will be held choice. For information call Espmnar swimmm at Clayton Arts and Crafts Center, 289-5109. The Fort Espinar Swimming Pool building 180, Fort Clayton. Three will be offering swimming classes sessions are upcoming. Technique Games Sundial pool tourneys through Friday. Classes are available for tapestry work. Simple and Game Nights, open to all U.S. The Sundial Recreation Center, for beginners, advanced beginners, rewarding. For more information government employees, are Monday Fort Davis, features 9-ball pool adult beginners and intermediates, call 287-5957. and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the tournaments Fridays at 7 p.m. There For additional information call or Juried Art Exhibit Waterfront Inn Club, Coco Solo. is a dart tournament Sunday at 4 registration call 29-4189 /3272 For information call 289-5109. p.m. A ping-pong tournament is A Juried Art Exhibit will be held at scheduled Sunday. V H Clayton Arts & Crafts Center Thanksgiving dinner Photography classes Gallery afternoons except Fridays A Buffet style Thanksgiving Ph c e until Sunday. For more information Dinner will be served at the Bayview Photography classes will be held at call 287-5957. Room in Coco Solo Nov. 18 from 6 the Davis Arts and Crafts Center. Shopping tour Language workshop to 10 p.m.Dinner is $9.50, but bring Weekly sessions feature various your MWR November Participant topics. For more information call A Shopping tour will leave Valent A Workshop "Language and receive $1.00 off. For 289-5104. Recreation Center on Nov. 18. For Development Infancy to 5 yrs" will information call 289-5109. more information or advance be held at building 156, Fort reservations call 287-6500. Clayton, 10 a.m. until noon Nov. 18. II I Isla Grande Will focus on enhancing pre-reading BHO A and pre-writing skills. Puppets An Isla Grande tour will leave fingerplays and songs will be Valent Recreation Center on introduced. For more information Saturday. For more information or call Mrs. Purmalis at 287-6810. Outdoor Recreation advance reservations call 287-6500. The Howard Outdoor Recreation E I Section will offer the following trips El Valle C C and classes during November: An El Valle tour will leave Valent Saturday -Arenosa fishing trip, 5 Recreation Center on Nov. 19. For a.m. to 2 p.m Davis arts and crafts more information or advance Recipe round-up Sunday-Scua divine triptoIsa The Fort Davis Arts and Crafts reservations call 287-6500. A Recipe round-up will be held at Maney, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Center will feature folk art paintabg, the Cocoli Community Center 1 p.m. Monday -Scuba diving classes amps. Te picente 's aautnm te Clayton youth Nov. 17. Join in and taste exciting start at Albrook, 6 p.m. section will offer instructions on A Day at the Center will be held at dishes. For more information call Wednesday --Gold panning trip to changing your oil Nov. 22, and Fort Clayton Youth Center 287-3010. Sam 18 -Snkeling r to Isla repairing the charging system Saturday. Breakfast snacks and ThanksgivNg crafts Mamey, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. lamps. The center's automotive dinner will be included. For more .. section will offer instructions on information call 287-6451. Ladies' Thanksgiving Crafts will Nov. 20 -Scuba divmg classes changing your oil Nov. 22. They also The Fort Clayton Youth Center be held at Cocoli Community Center start at Howard, 6 p.m. feature are welding every Sunday. will add events to their regular 11 a.m. Sundays. For more Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 -Water The Center also teaches airbrush features. information call 287-3010. polo clinic at Albrook, 5 p.m. painting techniques the first and Planned is a family dinner Nov. 19, a (intermediate swimming badge third Fridays of each month and coed softball game and cookout Nov. eAll rips depart from the Howard overglaze applications Sundays. 24 and a talent show Nov. 25. Theater, and there is a small fee For information call 289-5104. Make a turkey charged. For more information call Skating party An Arts & Crafts lesson -make a 284-6109. The Fort Davis Youth Center will turkey -will be held at Fort Clayton For information on pool activities have a party at the Sundial Youth Center at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. at Albrook, call 286-3555. At Recreation Center Friday, and a For more information call 287-6451 h Howard call 284-3569. pool party Saturday. For more Cooking lessons 0 *C 9 Tournaments information call 289-4605. A Cooking lesson --make "pigs in The Zodiac Recreation Center is Sundial tours a blanket" -will be held at Fort sponsoring the following tourClayton Youth Center at 3:30 p.m. Come celebrate Thanksgiving at naments during November: Sundial day trips are held every Wednesday. For more information the Chief Petty Officers Club, Naval Tuesday --Table tennis week. Call 289-3889 for details on call 287-6451. Station Panama Canal, Nov. 23. For tournament, 7 to 10 p.m. next their next feature. Teen party/dance information call 283-5475. Nov. 17 -Pool tournament, 7 to 1111j11111 Tee prtydaceCharter fishing 10 p.m. H A Jr. teen party and dance contest Nov. 19 -Darts tournament, 1 to 7 ERI will be held at Fort Clayton Youth U.S. Naval Station Panama p.m. Center Nov. 17. For more Canal, MWR is offering charter There is a small fee for each information call 287-6451. fishing services on board the Black tournament and advance registration Outboard classes Youth talent contest Stallion and Vargas. For more is required. For more information, information, call 283-5307. call 284-6161/6109. The Fort Sherman Scuba Rental A Talent Contest for youths will be Center has classes on outboard held at Fort Clayton Youth CenterS Sailing classes Tours motor operation every Saturday. p.m. Nov. 25. Start practicing and The U.S. Naval Station Panama The following tours will be offered Space is limited to 10 persons. register early! For more information Canal is sponsoring Basic, Crew and during November: Register in advance by calling call 287-6451. Skipper sailing classes. Register now Sunday -Portobelo and La 289-6104. Child swim classes at building 65, the MWR main office, Angosta beach tour, 7 a.m. ,,orcall,283-5307!orto 4 p.m. eChildren's Swimming Classes ill Boating classes Wednesday -Gorgona beach I IOTESPINA4R be held at Fort Clayton Pool with Bo. ati clases naa tu, ~.to4pm FOR Afternoon sessions four times weekly U.S. Naval Station Panama tour, 7 a.m. to 4p.m. beginning Monday. Four levels of Canal, MWR sponsors Boston Nov. 17 -Miraflores Locks, classes are included. For more Whaler classes. For information on Contractor's Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family month information call 287-6660. dates, call 283-5307. ThA teurs dethere rom the Howard Communtiy and family activities Adult swim classes charged. For more information, call will hold a variety of programs to Swimming Classes charged.F ccihogot Adult SwimmingCasseswillbe_294-61 celebrate Family Month throughout held Monday, Wednesday and November: Friday evenings at Fort Clayton UNITAS Band A parent workshop entitled "Infant The UNITAS XXX Show Band Growth and Development" will take Pool beginning Monday. For more wilherfr IAt tX he owadAi Gra Thr ~ev en83 t information call 287-6660. Waterfront Inn will perform at the Howard Air place Thursday, building 8350 in the Force Base Theater Wednesday at Margarita Complex. Valent shopping The Waterfront Inn presents 7:30 p.m. Their repertoire The Pacific and Atlantic child care A 'Shop Till You Drop' will be "Hawaiian Night" Wednesday. All includes everything from Glenn centers will celebrate Thanksgiving held at Valent Center, Fort Clayton you can eat buffet from 5 p.m. to 6:30 Miller to Latin rhythms to a with family lunches and special 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and p.m. The South Pacific Tradewind tribute to Fats Dominoe. Make programs. They will also have a Sunday. Special feature: typical Dancers will be featured from 7-10 plans to enjoy a great evening of family day Nov. 30. dances Saturday afternoon. For p.m. entertainment! The Fort Espinar Youth Center more information call 287-5618. Purchase tickets at the Waterfront

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Tropic Times Nov. 9,1989 3 notices Tax info through Nov. 17 at building 6523, Howard Arts/Crafts program, call SSgt. Shelia M. Dixon Make your 1989 taxes less Corozal. Applications must be The Howard Arts and Crafts at 284-4755. Prepare for 9t xes now! taxing. received by Friday. ts followint Prepare for them now! Since 1987 For more information call Mr. Center is offering the following Eyewitness was the first year the new tax law Leonard Wickham at 285-4453 or classes and special events: The 24th Security Police went into effect, many people were 285-5462. Sunday -How to Apply Decals Squadron has recently implemented surprised when they filled out their em stti, :3am-the "Eyewitness" patrol car tax returns the past two filing CPO seminar demonstration, 10:30 a.m.th "Eeins"proca Tuesday -Airbrush demonsurveillance system. seasons. Tax rates, standard The Civilian Personnel Office, stration, 10:30 a.m. The system is a video recording deductions, and personal Training and Develpoment Division, Wednesday -25 percent off all that provides visual records of exemptions are items that will is accepting applications for the greenware on the sheelves. interaction between law enforcement change again in 1989. "Labor Employee Relations Thursday -Free pouring, 1 to 5 officers and persons stopped for Do not be surprised next April. Seminar," rescheduled for 8 a.m. p.malleged offenses. The Army Family Liaison Office has Nov. 22 in building 6523, Corozal. Nov. 17 -Christmas bazaar signThe system can also serve as a a list of significant changes in the new Applications must be submitted by up. Bazaar will be held at the arts source of identification and provides tax law most likely to affect Army Monday. For more information call and crafts center Dec. 9. an unbiased account of what families. For your free copy, write 285-5463 or 285-5461. All activities take place in building transpired. It will also help train HQDA (DAPE-ZXF), Washington, 711 at Howard. For more patrolmen by correcting improper DC 20310-0300. Instructors sought information call 284-6361. techniques, thereby improving their Gift wrapping CRD Outdoor is seeking Zodiac classes skills. instructors for canoeing, As additional money becomes Gift wrapping for single soldiers, windsurfing, archery, small arms, The Zodiac Recreation Center is available, all law enforcement sponsored by American Society of sailing, water polo, survival skills currently offering the following vehicles will have units installed to Military Comptrollers, will be held at and motorboating. Stop by building classes: protect the public. Valent Recreation Center 9 a.m. to 5 154, Fort Clayton, or call 287-3363. Piano lessons are offered on p.m. Nov. 18 and 25 (gift and mail Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Military Family Week wrapping included). Bring your own EFMP volunteer People wanting to arrange times Military Family Week will be box. For more formation call A male volunteer is needed for the need to call 284-6161. observed locally by the Air Force 287-4201. Exceptional Family Member Shotokan karate classes are community Wednesday through Turkey shoot Program to assist a handicapped offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22. A Frontier Days Turkey Shoot adult to attend appointments at Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are The observance focuses on the Aill Frneldtrt ay Tur g Gorgas Hospital two or three times a also available for children upon special contributions and sacrifices will be held at Fort Clayton Driving week. For more information call request. For more information, call military families make. A luncheon, Range from 9 a.m to 2p.m. Nov. 18. Mrs. Spratling 285-6518. 284-6109. sponsored by the Family Action and The shoot includes pistol, knife, Tang Soo Do martial arts classes Information Board, will be held at archery, sling shot, and bull whip. are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30 the Howard Noncommissioned Try to win a turkey! For more Family Action Plan p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. Officers Club Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. information call 287-3363. .to noon, Saturday. For more Angel pins will be presented to Naval Station Panama Canal Family Support Division will hold information call 284-6161. selected volunteers and awards given MWR invites you to come try your an Army Family Action Plan Beginners English classes will start to winners of the children's essay and luck at our First Annual Turkey Overview 9 p.m. Tuesday at Valent Nov. 20 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The poster contests held recently. Shoot, Nov. 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. Community Recreation Center, Fort classes will be given on Monday and For tickets or more information to 2 p.m. at the Naval Station Trap Clayton. Trends for Army families Wednesday. call 284-6410. Reservations must be Range. $50.00 First Prize. $25 will be discussed. For more Beginners Spanish classes are made by Wednesday. Second Prize. Gift Certificates. information call 285-6509. offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Closest pellet to the center wins! For and Thursday. Computer meeting moreinformationcall283-53075103. Army recruiting All active duty and retired The Small Computer User's TireBonaz The United States Army military, Department of Defense Group, open to all U.S. De artment Tire Bonanza Recruiting Center is open Monday civilians and dependents are eligible of Defense military and civilians, will U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in to participate. A small fee is charged meet at 2p'm. Nov. 29 in the 1978th Marine Corps Exchange is having a room 320, building 519, Fort for each class. room, building 717, Howard Air Tire Bonanza Sale. Sale runs from Clayton. For more information call Investor burksing Force Base. Sept. 28 through Dec. 16, Monday SFC Roberto Lopez at 287-5414. workshop The discussions will cover various through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 There will be a small investors micro-computer issues. For p.m., at the Marine Exchange Practical nurses workshop at the Fort Davis additional information call the Warehouse, building 4 on the Naval Community Club's Caoba Cafe 1978th's Small Computer Technical Station. For more information call The Civilian Personnel Office Tuesday at 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Center at 284-4614. 283-5777. Recruitment and Placement The workshop will provide Complaint line 2357.Division is recruiting U.S. licensed information on Certificates of C m litln Managers/supervisors practical nurses (NM-620-05). Stop Deposit (CDs), bonds, mutual funds The Department of Engineering A 'Developing Managerial Skills by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid and saving for your child's and Housing (Atlantic) is now for Supervisors'course sponsored by L. Sullivan at 2854116. education. providing a complaint ine for its the Civilian Personnel Office, For more information call Julieavailable Registered nurses Valdez at 2894010. from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. If you wish to will be held at building 6523, The Civilian Personnel Office is register a complaint please call Corozal, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Dec. recruiting U.S. registered nurses. English classes 289-3412. 11-15. Applications must be received Full-time (shift-work included), English classes will be held at For more information call Glenda by Nov. 21. For more information part-time and intermittant positions Valent Center, Fort Clayton, during3383. call 285-5463 or 285-5159. available. For more information stop morning hours Nov. 20. The class Gospel service Orientation by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid features basic and intermediate Gospel services will be held every L. Sullivan at 2854116. levels. For more information call Sunday at the Fort Espinar chapel at Registration for the Civilian 2874201. Personnel Office Management Birthday Sale 11:15 a.m. Orientation will be held at building Visit the giantxporers For more information call Chap. 6523, Corozal, 7:15 to 4:15 Nov. Day/Matie C i t V ans The 24th Security Police (Capt.) Dennis Westbrooks at 28. Applications must be received by Dy/Marine Corps Birthday Sale, Squadron is recruiting youth, ages 14 289-3319. Nov. 24. For more information call T oday through Nov. 19, at the 20t ~ hA F L 285-5462. Marine Corps Exchange, Naval to 20, to join the Air Force Law Financial plan Station Panama Canal, Rodman. Enforcement Post 11. pln Reie et oreSpecial prices on 18K gold, ladies' The Explorers is similar in Army Community Services will be clothing, linen, and a huge array of operation to the Boy Scouts of conducting a family financial A 'Planning for Retirement' rdo TVes and a hu e America and is open to all military planning workshop Wednesday in course sponsored by Civilian radios, TV's and video equipment. dependents on the Pacific side. room 17 from 10 a.m. -noon. Personnel Office, Training and Albr k Arts/Craft Explorers work with law For more information call Julie Development Division, will be held roo A enforcement personnel in such areas Valdez at 2894010. at building 6523, Corozal, Nov. 29 The Albrook Arts and Crafts as administration, walking patrols, 45-Minute workout and 30. Applications must be Center is offering the following traffic controls and crime received by Nov. 24. For more classes and special events: suppression activities. They also The Zodiac Recreation Center information call Jacqueline Bell at Sunday -Free pouring, I to 5 p.m. learn about crime prevention, offers a "45-minute" workout at 285-5462. Monday -Airbrush demonmilitary law, firearm safety and a 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and CPO achievement stration, 2 p.m. variety of other topics. Friday. Nov. 17 -Drybrush class, 3 p.m. They wear a distinctive uniform All active duty and retired The Civilian Personnel Office, All activities take place in building similar to the blue Air Force uniform military, Department of Defense Training and Development Division, 806 at Albrook. with a specific Explorer patch on civilians and dependents are eligible will hold a the class'Achieving Your For more information, call their upper sleeve. to participate. For more Potential for Clerical Staff' Monday 286-3279. For more information about the information, call 284-6161.

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1 Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 club calendar --prime rib; Sun.-Sat., a la carte Sun., pizza & chicken delivery. Albrook O' Club -Mon.-Fri. dining. Clayton Guest House -Tues.-Fri. _Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Sun.,ala Clayton NCO Club -Mon. -Fri. carte dining; Membership night last Entertainment Davis Community Club -Tues.-Fri.; Naval Station O'Club -Fri. & Wed., Mon. of each month. I closed Mon. social hour: open 7 days/nights a Naval Station Officers' Club -Fri. & Howard O' Club -Fri., Disco. Sherman Community Club -Once a week. Sat., prime rib; Sun., a la carte ..month lunch specials. Naval Station Anchorage Club -dining; Mon., seafood night; Tues., Howard NCO Club -Variety disco in Fri.& Tues., social hour; Sat., grill turkey croissant; Wed., pork chop; Ballroom: Fri. & Sat.; Sun.-Mon sandwich bar; Sun. -sThurs., Porterhouse steak. TFs.-& Wed.; Casual Cove Disco: Naval Station CPO Club -Wed-, NalStinAhrgeCb-Fr. Fri. & Sat., rock & roll, salsa; Mon. a-s Navl taio CO lu -We., Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fri. & Tues, variety; Wed. & Thurs., Howard NCO Club -Mon-Fri,; Top Three Night social hour; Fri., & Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill &es. Suni; sit down breakfast. Attitude Adjustment Hour. sandwich bar; Mon. & Thurs., western. Clu. Sion breakfast. Bamboo Inn -Mon. & Fri., social chicken in the basket; Tues., STRAC Club-Fri.,music withiudy Naval Station Anchorage Club hour. spaghetti night; Wed., Mongolian Upton. -MonFri. Ft. Amador O'Club -Available for stir fried night. Naval Station O'Club -Fri., Di; QuarryHeights O'Club -Mon.-Sat. special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat. Naval Station CPO Club -Mon.Naval Satonlive entertainment. FUR disco Sat., a la carte dining. & Sat., DJ; Tues. movie night. I nay Brunch Waterfront Inn -Sun., fast food. Quarry Heights -Tues., steak night; Naval Station CPO Club -Fri., DJ; STRAC Club -Open Mon.-Fri.; Wed. & Thurs., membership Sun., movie day. Howard NCO Club -3rd Sun. of Wed.Fri., social hour with hot appreciation discount; Fri., Bayview Room -Sat., Piano for month. snacks, Fri., with DJ.; Sat., club Chateaubriand; Sat., seafood feast; listening and dancing, also couple's Howard O'Club-3rd Sun. of month. open. Reservations recommended. night free corsage for ladies. -aao 0 Club Clayton NCO Club -Fri., social Amador O'Club -Thurs., Mongolian Bamboo Inn -Fri., live band. Albrook O'Clubhour, free snacks. BBQ; closed holidays and Mon. Albrook O'Club -Fri. & Sat., disco; Bayview Room Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge -Sat., Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -Sun., German Rosch during brunch Clayton NCO Clubopen. Fnjoy the new variety disco Fri., tacos; Sat., lobster thermidor, Clayton NCO Club -Fri. & Sat., Sherman Community Club -once a program. variety music. C&W in the Corral; Mon., closed. month. Ft. Sherman Community Club -Albrook O'Club -Fri.-Sat., prime Corner Post Lounge -Sun., variety Davis Community Club Mon., Tues., Wed., club closed, rib/seafood; seafood; Sun., dining music, oldies but goodies. available for special functions. room closed; Mon. Mongolian BBQ; Ft. Sherman Community Club -Fri., Davis Community Club -Fri., social Tues., dining room closed, burgers in entertainment. hour; Wed., Sr. NCO/ Officers' the bar; Wed., Mexican night; Thur., Davis Community Club -Fri., disco; lounge is open; Thurs., open. 2 for 1 steak night. Sat., land & sea special, Caoba Cafe. Howard O'Club -Wed. Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available Clayton NCO Club -Casa Maria, Howard NCO Club -Sun. & Wed. Claytonroo NCOu Clu TuCsaMaia for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506. Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. & Albrook O'Club -Tues. Espinar Community Club -Fri. -Sat., dining. Naval Station Anchorage Club Available for special functions and Re Tues -Sat., d ayg-Thurs. parties only. Call 289-5160. Red Door -Open every day. Naval Station CPO Club -Tues. Quarry Heights -Now open for Sherman Community Club -Tues.Howard 0' Club -Mon.-Fri. Clayton NCO Club -Sun. & Tues. dinner Mon.; Oktoberfest (German Sun., pizza garden is open. La Vista Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri. Davis Community Club -Sun. & .Naval Station O'Club -Mon.-Sat. Wed. cuisine) every Thur. night during dining room is open Fri., Naval Station Anchorage Club -Oct.; available for special events and chateaubriand for 2; Sat., seafood Mon.-Fri; grill sandwich bar; Sun. Ed it io Beae o functions. Call 282-4380. special; Sat., open for fast food. N a v a I Station C P O C Iu b changing situation relative to Davis Community Club -Fri., -Tues.-Sun. Personnel Movement international dining in the Caoba Quarry Heights -Mon.-Fri. lunch Limitations, club activities are Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs., specials. subjecttochangewithoutnotice. Personnel should call the club to Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ. Amador O'Club verify the scheduled event. Howard O'Club -Fri. & Sat., Davis Mountain Top Pub -Thurs.Bamboo Inn -Mon.-Sat. notices Advance scuba diving 21 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose CDC closings other events. Bring your own lawn Room. All parents of students at The Howard Child Development chairs and join the fun. The Howard Outdoor Recreation Fort Clayton Elementary School are Center will be closed on the following For more formation contact Section is now offering an Advanced urged to attend. dates. Charles E. Brown at 286-4349. Scuba Open Water Dive, Rescue and PTO/SAC Friday-Veterans Day Investors workshop Equipment course. For more Nov. 23 -Thanksgiving There will be a small investors information on course requirements A joint Parent Teacher For additional information cail 284workshop Monday at the Sundial and times call 284-3569 or 286-3 .Organization/ School Advisory 6135. Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 Martial arts Committee meeting will be held in H p.m. Information will be available on the Multipurpose Room at Fort Howard optometry Certificates of Deposit (CDs), Martial arts demonstrations will Clayton Elementary School at 6:30 The Optometry Clinic at Howard mutual funds, bonds and saving for be held at the Zodiac Recreation p.m. on Thursday. AFB will be closed Tuesday, your child's education. Center at 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Admission All parents are encouraged to Thursday and Nov. 21. is free and the public is invited. For attend. Goal setting for the year will Clinic personnel will be doing vision Marriage enrichment more information, call 284-6161. finalized. screenings of the Kobbe Elementary Married couples and persons who School. are engaged can reserve space for a Parent enrichment Gulick SAC marriage enrichment seminar An orientation will be held for The Fort Gulick School Advisory M. Butterfly Tuesday and Wednesday. The topics parents giving an overview of the Committee will be holding a meeting The Theatre Guild of Ancon is will include marriage expectations school Enrichment Program, Monday at the Fort Gulick presenting the 1988 Tony Award and myths, when lovers fight and a including what each child receives Elementary school. winning adult drama, M. Butterfly new togetherness. Make reservations and can receive. Ways to provide The meeting will begin at 3:15 p.m. from Nov. 17 through Dec. 9. by calling 287-4636. enrichment activities in the home and all parents are invited. For more The play will open with a gala Frames available setting will also be discussed. information all Carolyn Berlin at performance. This is the opportunity Ready made frames are available All parents of students at Fort 289-4080. to see a play that is currently on at the Fort Clayton Arts & Crafts Clayton Elementary are encouraged Howard PTO Broadway! Center, building 180. Check out the to attend on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the For reservations call 252-6786. selection. Multipurpose Room. The Howard Elementary School Vtrn a PTO will hold a general membership Veterans Day Bank Holiday Parent meeting meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Canal Area Veterans The American Express Banks Children do better in academic Babysitting will be provided for all Association will sponsor a Veterans will be closed Friday in honor of work if they build good study skill preschool age children. For Day homecoming and celebration 'Primer Grito'a legal Panamanian habits, including organization, information call 284-3919. for the entire Canal area community Holiday. American Express planning and completion. Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the banking. facilities will also be You can become directly involved Spanish class Albrook IAAFA recrational area. closed Nov. 23, Thanksgiving in improving your child's study skills Registration is underway for the Food, fun and games for the family Day. by several simple activities a few next beginner's Spanish class which will be the order of the day. Live ATM services will be available at minutes each day. begins Monday at the Valent entertainment, boys and girls Howard AFB and Fort Davis as Come find out how to do so at Fort Recreation Center. Call 287-4201 for softball, an automobile show, soccer, usual. Clayton Elementary School Nov. more information. jumping ambassadors, and many

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 19891 lifestyle French government honors Indian war heroes OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -The cheek from Pierre Messmer, former hundred people attended the Several hundred people attended French government honored some prime minister of France under ceremony, including Democratic the open-air ceremony, including forgotten heroes of two world-wars, President Charles De Gaulle. Sen. David Boren and Gov. Henry Democratic Sen. David Boren and the Oklahoma Indians who confused "We and our people knew what we Bellmon. Gov. Henry Bellmon. German codebreakers by speaking did," said Charles J. Chibitty, listed The codetalkers got their start in The military recruited Comanche over military communications in on the program as one of three World War I when an officer heard codetalkers in World War II, but a their native languages. surviving codetalkers from World several Choctaws talking. They were former soldier named Schlicht Billy War II. "We didn't need to talk about quickly put onto the communications said h e nau a hloe ois Chief Hollis Roberts of the of the it. Comanches don't talk about what lines to relay orders and information. said he and about a half-dozen of his Choctaw Nation and Kenneth they do." Choctaw, according to the Concise Choctaw companions just sort of Saupitty, chairman of the Comanche But Roberts made it clear he Columbia Encyclopedia, is a drifted into the communications area Nation, received the Knight of the thought it was' high time that the Muskogean language of the Hokanof the Army. National of MheIndin"codetalkers." codetalkers' contribution were Siouan group -something not even "We went to North Africa and behalf of the Indian recognized. the best-educated German picks up from there into Sicily, Italy and then Each also received, much to the "This is something that you won't in high school. Comanche is a on to Germany," Billy said. merriment of the mostly Indian read in the history books, but history Shoshonean language of the Aztec"According to the official record, we audience, the traditional kiss on each was made today," he said. Several Tanoan stock. were in combat for 511 days." Florida prisoner nearly forges his way out of jail JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -A R. Hudson Olliff of Jacksonville, "Besides, I don't release prison official reviewing what who had sentenced Herndon in people from prison. appeared to be a judge's order to April. release a convicted forger got But a Department of Corrections Judge R. Hudson Olliff suspicious when she noticed several employee noticed that Olliff's name misspelled words -including the and the words "fourth" and judge's name. "defense" were misspelled. know if any charges would be filed in So Michael W. Herndon, serving a Officials believe the document was the forgery. 15-year state for forgery, remains in created in prison and mailed to Olliff said there are no motions state prison in Bonifay. someone in Jacksonville, who then pending to overturn Herndon s The order was written in legal mailed it to the corrections convictions of uttering a forged style, bore a stamp identical to those department. The envelope had a instrument, burglary and battery of a on other documents filed in Duval Jacksonville postmark and bore law enforcement officer. County Court and had a signature Olliff's return address. Besides, the judge said, "I don't that looked like that of Circuit Judge Prosecutors didn't immediately release people from prison." State misspells borough's name for 2 years EyeslostinGreyhound SWOYERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -borough was called Swoyerville, Bureau of Driver Licensing, said the hospital This little town can't get any respect after a colliery owner whose last department's computer was MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -A The Pennsylvania Department of name was Swoyer. programmed a few years ago to spell pair of human eyes bound for the Transportation has consistently But at least one resident is really the names of towns and cities. The Montana Eye Bank Foundation misspelled the name of the borough annoyed. name was programmed into the in Missoula was reported missing of5,800 people as "Swoyerville," and Jonathan Spohrer said he has been computer incorrectly, and the by a Greyhound bus driver but the error has stayed in the driving around for three months with computer won't recognize any they later turned up -unharmed department computer for two years an expired drivers'license because he spelling other than "Swoyerville." outside the emergency room door Last winter the misspelling showed refuses to apply for a new license as Department officials have been of St. Patrick Hospital. up on a traffic sign at the corner of long as the Transportation unable to change the spelling on Exactly what happened may Wyoming Avenue and Welles Street. Department misspells the town's Spohrer's license renewal card, never be known. It was corrected, but lately residents name. though he said he asked for a The driver said the specially have been discovering that their "I'm a perfectionist. Just to look at correction three times. packaged eyes, shipped from drivers' licenses and car registration it (the misspelling) really bothers Tobin said that the department Great Falls Wednesday night, certificates also carry the error. me," said Spohrer, a 29-year-old will reprogram the computer as soon were in a cooler taken from The mistake is understandable, lawyer. as possible, though he was not sure behind his seat when the bus since at some times in its history the Douglas Tobin, director of the how long it would take. stopped in Missoula. Montana Deaconess Medical Writer gets revenge bypokingfun at books Centerin Great Falls. eda About the time police arrived at AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -Tad of imaginary research such as "I did a lot of work in literature as the bus station to take a report on Tuleja may have attended too many "Salamanders are People Too" and a young man and I got real sick of it. the missing eyes, St. Patrick academic parties where names "Canary Row," a takeoff on the title The catalog is my revenge," Tuleja officials received an anonymous dropped like a shower of Perrier. Or of Steinbeck's "Cannery Row." said, a grin taking the sting out of his call about a box left outside the maybe it was the plethora of Tuleja's version is the tale told by a assessment. emergency room. The eyes were in publications he dug through as a canary taken into coal mines in the "Probably the vast majority of the box and the box was taken to student of literature. 1930s to check the quality of air. people in academia .are bright and the nearby eye bank. Whatever it was, Tuleja, by day a In "Lost Books," the premise is interesting," he said. "But there's "The box was opened, but the writMig structor at the University of that despite the tons of treatises always (those) that are around that (eyes) appear to be in good Massachusetts School of Managelining bookstores there were books are into dropping names in 16 shape," Paul Buck, technical ment, now spends much of his time in 'toes languages." director of the eye bank, said. ge d in what he calls so outlandish they have been buried. Buck said he wasn't concerned mockademia," books that poke fun From the first "book," a story in "You only need a few irritating with who took the package off the at scholarly research. stones from a prehistoric cave to a more-subtle-than-thou people bus but just glad to get the eyes His latest work, "The Catalog of New Age classic, "Ayuh Speaks," he around to turn you against it," he back, either for possible Lost Books," is a collection of titles lists 100 "lost books." said. transplant operations or research. Forbes magazine calls Vermont 'Third World'state 1WT i MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -"Vermont state government the next issue of "the capitalist tool." 4 Forbes magazine called Vermont a always needs capable, creative Benner figured that it would be good "Third World state that needs all the committed people willing to work publicity for the state -but he didn't help it can get." Now, the state hard for a below-average salary, but figure on the cost of an ad in Forbes. Personnel Department is trying to an above-average sense of "We called Forbesand found out it capitalize on the statement. accomplishment and contribution," costs $28,000 for one full-page black"Forbes was right, and we're ready the ad reads. and-white ad, for just one issue," to admit it," the department said in State recruitment supervisor Joe Benner said. "That's more than our an advertisement in Sundav's Benner hoped to one-up publisher advertising budget for the whole Burlingion Frec Press. Malcolm Forbes by placing the ad n year."

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Tropic Times U Nov. 9, 1989 hemisphere Coffee plantation bombings kill 6 near Bogota BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -A me to death," Rico said. employees of the TelecommuniPrevious radio reports had said six bombing at a coffee plantation west There were no claims of cations Engineers Co., the source telephone workers were killed by of Bogota killed at least six people responsibility, but members of the said. gunfire during the incident. and wounded five others, and radio leftist Popular Liberation Army, reports said gunmen shot and killed which had threatened the ranch N icara guan leader bla m es six others north of the Colombian owners, are suspected of the capital. bombing. Also Tuesday, authorities found In Villavicencio, 50 miles doublestandardforbadimage the wreckage of a plane carrying the southeast of the capital, gunmen son of the police chief of the drug assassinated Liberal Party politician MANAGUA, Nicaragua, (Reuter) electoral observers was hailed a cartel stronghold of Cali, and a strike Nepomuceno Rojas Melo, police -"We are the little men," says victory for democracy by to support demands for more reported. It was not clear whether the Tomas Borge, "and the big men sit in Washington and then Secretary of protection against violence Rojas killing was related to the Washington. And they apply one set State George Shultz attended the paralyzed a northern bananaconfrontation between the of standards to us and one to the rest inauguration of the new president, growing region. government and the cocaine cartels. of the world." Nicolas Barletta. Six people died and five were Colombia has been the scene of a Borge, Nicaragua's powerful Nicaragua came under renewed wounded when a load of dynamite drug war since the cocaine cartels interior minister, blames double criticism this month for ending a blew up Tuesday on a ranch in went on a bombing and assassination standards for an image of his country unilateral cease-fire in its war against Risaralda state. spree to force the government to halt that has little to do with reality. U.S. -backed insurgents. The Unidentified assailants lobbed the extraditions of wanted drug Double standards, he says, are used decision followed a series of rebel explosive device at a house on the La traffickers to the United States. to deepen hostility toward attacks that killed more than 40 Union coffee plantation in Quinchia In Boyaca, west of Bogota, five Nicaragua. people in ten days. municipality, 120 miles west of the telephone workers were killed In an interview with Reuters, The Bush administration instantly capital, local government Tuesday by a bomb, a Defense Borge touched on a problem that has suggested the Sandinistas were respokeswoman Olga Rico told Ministry source said. A group of men poisoned relations with the United igniting the war -at an uneasy reporters. detonated the bomb in the highway States ever since Ronald Reagan standstill since a Central American "The windows of my home shook leading to Casanare state, blowing became President in 1981 and peace accord -to have a pretext to violently after the explosion, scaring up the truck carrying the five declared Nicaragua a "Communist cancel elections next year which they dungeon" and beachhead for Soviet feared to lose. expansion in Central America. "What were we supposed to do?" Chamorro touring U.S., Europe Dipmat s here agree that said Borge, "what alternative did we Nicaragua has been under closer have? Sit back and allow the Contras NEW YORK (Reuter) -National Union is favored by the U.S. scrutiny than any other Latin (rebels) to act with impunity? What Nicaraguan opposition presidential United States, said she welcomes American country. Its leaders have they did just went too far." candidate Violeta Chamorro accused international observers of provoked more invective from Borge, 59, is the only surviving the Sandinistas of being afraid of Nicaraguan elections, saying, "We Washington than anyone else with founder member of the Sandinista democracy as she embarked on a want to avoid having in Nicaragua the possible exception of Libya's National Liberation Front that two-week tour of the United States the same thing happen that happened Muammar Gaddafi and the late which spearheaded the broad-based and Europe on Monday. with (Gen. Manuel Antonio) Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran. revolution that toppled U.S.-backed Chamorro, the candidate of a 14Noriega in Panama." At a Pan American summit dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979. party opposition coalition is Like Aquino, Chamorro, meeting in Costa Rica this month, U.S. officials rate Borge, who challenging Sandinista President publisher of the opposition President Bush likened Nicaraguan spent years in Somoza'sjails and was Daniel Ortega in the Feb. 25 vote. newspaper La Prensa, was thrust President Daniel Ortega to a skunk brutally tortured, as one of the most Ortega's decision last week not to into the political limelight after her and derisively referred to him as hawkish of the nine men who make renew the cease-fire with Contra husband, La Prensa newspaper "that little man." For Reagan, up the Sandinistas' ruling national rebels "shows that Daniel Ortega is editor Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, Ortega was "that little dictator in directorate. afraid of the vote and prefers was assassinated in 1978. olive green." Sipping from a Diet Coke in his bullets," she said. La Prensa opposed dictator Personal insults apart, Sandinista book-lined study, Borge complained "I am not afraid of the vote," she Anastasio Somoza, and Chamorro's leaders cite dozens of examples of that the reasons for Sandinista added at a ceremony at New York murder helped spur the overthrow of being measured by a U.S. yardstick actions tended to be ignored in the City Hall, where Mayor Edward the regime. that is not applied to other countries. United States. Koch presented her with a glass Violeta Chamorro briefly served Case in point: Presidential "No matter what we say .they apple, a symbol of the city. on a junta which ruled Nicaragua elections here in 1984 that never listen but always find Tuesday she will see U.N. after the 1979 revolution but swiftly Washington described as a "Sovietsomething to criticize us for," he said Secretary-General Javier Perez de became disillusioned with the leftist style sham." At the time, of Washington. Cuellar and then go to Washington Sandinistas. independent election observers said Government actions elsewhere in for meetings with President George Chamorro will also meet leaders in that while the political space of the Latin America to maintain public Bush, Organisation of American London, Rome and Madrid, her Nicaraguan opposition was limited, order were usually accepted as States Secretary-General Joao spokesman said. there was no evidence of fraud. necessary by Washington but similar Baena Soares and possibly According to local newspapers, In Panama in 1984 a vote measures in Nicaragua routinely Philippines President Corazon she has spent the last few days in considered rigged by virtually all prompted U.S.condemnation,he said. Aquino, who will also be in Houston, Texas, being treated for a Washington. bone disease. She was hoarse and M exico seeks better air quality Chamorro, whose Opposition had trouble speaking in New anlexcork.b tt ra r u lt _ _ _ _ _ w h o se_ O p p o si ti on_ h ad_ t r o u b le_ sp e a ki ng_ i n_ N e w_ Y o rk .M E X IC O C IT Y (U P I) -M e x ic o c o o p e ra te in s a v in g th e o z o n e la y e r," signed accords Wednesday with said Aridjis, who added that the H onduras to attend U N m meeting private industry aimed at limiting the accords are among the world's first. production and use of chemicals that Although the regulations could be T EGUCIGA ALPA, Honduras the talks. harm Earth's protective ozone layer, costly to petrochemical and plastics (AP) -Honduras will attend a Honduras, which houses a government official said. giants, Aridjis said they are necessary meeting of Nicaraguan rebels and Contra rebel bases, initially "Eight (companies) are expected to control the capital's pollution the Sandinista government at the refused Ortega's request that it "Eigh (omnies) ar said t rol ta. United Nations this week, attend the meeting, saying the to sign voluntary accords," said problem. reels ae "aicarsn Roberto Contreras, spokesman from "Many countries are probably President Jose Azcona Hoyo rebels are a Nicaraguan Mexico's environmental office, the doing nothingto stop the production announced Tuesday. problem."of(hool rcabnenifty The decision removed the last "Although Honduras is not Secretariat of Urban Development of (chlorofluorocarbon), even if they obstacle to the talks scheduled part of the internal Nicaraguan and Ecology. know they are destroying the ozone Thursday and Friday. They will conflict and has participated with "The purpose is to formally layer," Aridjis said. be the first between the rebels and good faith with the other Central commit known producers and users Although Contreras refused to government in more than a year. American governments in of the substances proven destructive reveal the names of the companies Nicaragua's President Daniel providing a solution .it will of the ozone atmospheric layer," expected to sign the agreements, one Ortega asked for the meeting to participate as an observer in the Contreras said. of the eight firms are Du Pont. The ozone layer acts as a shield in discuss demobilization of the meeting that your government has Homero Aridjis, president of the filtering out the sun's harmful rays. A U.S.-backed Contras. He asked for in New York," Azcona "Group of 100," a collection of decrease in ozone levels can cause a proposed it when he announced Hoyo said. leading intellectuals and artists active host of climate changes, including an end to a 19-month cease-fire The Contra rebels are to in environmental issues, said the the "greenhouse warming" effect, last week. disband and leave their Honduran signing of the agreements would be a which can endanger the population's In a letter to Ortega, Azcona camps voluntarily by the first few positive move toward curbing air health. Hoyo said Honduras will attend days of December under an pollution, particularly in Mexico Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, as an observer but "if the parties to agreement signed by Honduras, City, where the air is among the are mainly used as a refrigerant, the conflict agree, will be able to Nicaragua and three other Central world's foulest. especially in air conditioning, as well carry out a more relevant role" in American nations. "It seems that they are moving to aerosol spray propellents.

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 / military news Cheney takes high pressure job one day at a time by Charles Aldinger you always have to be on. Have a bad identified. "But most of all, he's a He spends 12-hour days at the day, lose a country," he quipped with very good listener. There have been office and several nights a week must CANBERRA, Australia, (Reuter) a little smile. some secretaries around who don't either entertain foreign visitors or go -The trappings of power are Despite a confident and outspoken do that very well." to embassy or other receptions for fleeting, says Defense Secretary Dick -hard-line attitude toward the Soviet "One of the difficulties of the job," them. Cheney, who takes life one day at a Union, Cheney projects anything but Cheney said, "is trying to get people The life leaves little private time time in cowboy boots and a battered a powerful image as he travels about who work for you to tell you what for Cheney and his wife, Lynn, who old pigskin coat. in western duds, donning pinstriped they think. It's difficult. Even with sneak in a game of tennis together on "Obviously it's nice to fly around suits and tassled loafers only when he the Joint Chiefs of Staff." Sundays. She has a doctorate in in fancy aircraft and meet world has to. Cheney, who has shown little English literature and her own leaders," he said in an interview But U.S. officials traveling with effect from jet lag and a crushing prominent career as an author, before flying home recently at the him said they were pleased with what schedule on the two-week trip, said editor, teacher and now chairman of end of a 28,102-mile world tour. "But they called a highly-successful twohe is used to a long schedule in the prestigious National Endowment there will come a day when I'll again week trip for defense talks in France, Washington. for the Humanities in Washington. be just Dick Cheney from Casper, Portugal, Britain, West Germany, "I'm usually up around 5 o'clock. I "She has 250 people who work for Wyoming." Italy and Australia. try to get some exercise early -walk her and runs a $150 million budget," "I'm kind of a fatalist about the "He's a quick study and a very or use an exercise cycle -and I'm he said with some pride. "We had our future. At some point I'll move on to likeable man," said one senior usually in the office by 7 o'clock," he first date in high school, and when we something else. But I don't spend a official, who asked not to be said. got married she was an instructor in lot of time worrying about what that the English Department at the may be." University of Wyoming and I was an undergraduate." Cheney has had three heart Cheney speaks no foreign attacks, a condition apparently fixed language but said he is comfortable by heart bypass surgery in August with translated conversations in 1988, and some in Washington see overseas capitals. the likeable, balding westerner as a "I'm an admirer of someone like fast rising star in U.S. politics at the Vernon Walters (U.S. Ambassador tender agpucked from Congress for to West Germany), who has a great the Pentagon job by President Bush language ability. last spring after the Senate rejected It's an advantage. But I don't John Tower as Bush's first choice. ease l theeof." But heny poh-pohsthe owe TLBecause of the heart problem, But Cheney pooh-poohs the power -Cheney tries to watch his diet image, noting he has fallen from although he concedes it is difficult on affairs of high moment in the past the road where rich food abounds at when he was former President foreign banquets. Gerald Ford's National Security "Some places where you go if you Adviser and Ford was beaten by INFLA TABLE ARMY --1st Lt. Gelene Crawfordofthe3rdU.S.Infantry don't eat what they serve you, you was forced to go home and run for Division in Wuerzburg, West Germany, needs only a littlepower to crush an know, it's an insult. On the road, I Congress. Army helicopter during an exercise recently. No wonder, the chopper is fall off the wagon, but at home in made of plastic. (AP Laserphoto) Washington where I control the diet "In this job (defense secretary), menu I stick to it," he said. Bush administration considers Nicaragua options by Jim Anderson The Soviets have said they are not U.S. military assistance. But the The American official said the supplying arms to the Sandinistas, official said that could change if the Contras are under orders to "evade WASHINGTON (UPI) -A although U.S. officials have Sandinistas continue their largecontact" wherever possible. He said senior American official said the expressed skepticism about those scale attacks. there are reports of large-scale Bush administration is considering claims and have also expressed doubt Asked if the options could include attacks and summary executions of "a range of options" in response to about whether the Soviets are using the direct use of American military captured Contras. the stepped-up war in Nicaragua, but their full influence to bring about a forces, the official said, "The wise "I can't tell you shots have not is not weighing the use of U.S. peaceful settlement in Central policy-maker doesn't rule out any been fired back from the other military forces. America. options, but that is obviously not (Contra) side," he said. The official, briefing reporters Asked about the U.S. potential something we are currently Friday at the State Department after reaction, the official said, "We have a considering." The official suggested that 48 hours of increased attacks by range of options and the Sandinistas The State Department said there Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Sandinista troops on Contra units should note the strong and growing are now about 7,000 armed Contras ordered the offensive as a pretext inside Nicaragua, said the effect of reaction in both houses of Congress inside Nicaragua, mainly in the because the democratic opposition in the Nicaraguan government's to what they are doing." northern part of the country, who are the election campaign was becoming renunciation of the cease-fire was to "If they keep pressing the current the prime target for the Sandinista united and stronger behind the militarize a situation that had been offensive," he said, "they could attacks. candidacy of Violeta Chamorro, and moving toward elections. produce a greater reaction." A figure of 4,000 given out by the that the Contras -in addition to He described it as "a step However, Congressional Pentagon Thursday is being revised backward" and added, "This is also Democratic leaders this week, while upward, according to State being a potential military threat going to be a test for the Soviet condemning the end of the cease-fire, Department spokesman Richard represent with their families some Union." have not favored the return to direct Boucher. 60,000 votes against Ortega. Fort Jackson soldiers observe Marine basic training FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AR Floyd, Young and five drill Marines handle everything from chemical training. The cadre also NEWS) -A contingent of Fort sergeants saw firsthand how the pugil stick to nuclear, biological and watched a briefing on the Corps'drill Jackson soldiers invaded the Marine sergeant school and got a chance to Corps Recruit Depot at Parris GSA raises mileage reim bursem ent compare Marine cuisine to the Island, S.C., recently. The mission: Army's culinary delights. No winner to evaluate training procedures for WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) Law requires that GSA was announced. After the tour, recruits. -The mileage reimbursement periodically look into the cost of most of the drill sergeants said they Cadre members of the 1st Basic rate has been upped 1.5 cents a operating privately owned were impressed with what they saw, Training Brigade's Company D, 3rd mile for use of a privately owned vehicles (automobiles, airplanes but found few differences in the two Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment car on official business. and motorcycles) to employees services' training methods. ventured south to see how basic The General Service Adminiswhile on official travel and report "The Marines are a little morc training is conducted by other tration recently amended its the results of these investigations disciplined in some areas, but we military services, an idea conceived Federal Travel Regulation to raise to Congress. both have our missions to by Capt. Gary Floyd, Company D's the rate from 22.5 cents to 24 cents GSA reported the results of accomplish," said SSgt. Henry commander. per mile. their December 1988 investigation H art. "Our goal was to examine the According to Mark Ellicott, an of the cost of operating privately"They do some things differently, general level of discipline of a Marine employee with the Total Army owned automobiles to Congress but basically we do the same things," recruit compared to one of our Personnel Command, Alexandria, and indicated that the regulation said SSgt. Lonnie Mollett."They soldiers-in-training," said Ist Lt. Va., the rate applies to both would be changed to reflect the establish overall discipline from day George Young. civilians and military. increase, one.

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1 Tropic Times 1 Nov. 9, 1989 Marines join in Navy's Halloween festivities story by Pat Walker cGalley (enlisted mess), "hanging photo by PH3 Karen Banks Children celebrate special day arud md mesack "h angel balloons and streamers. Skeletons U. S. N A VA L S TAT I O N gymnasium, Naval Station Panama the afternoon decorating their own wished diners "bon appetit" from PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA Canal, to kick off the Navy's t-shirts, "fishing," tossing beanbags, ghoulish napkins, and Halloween PAO) -Pint-sized pirates, Halloween festivities. pinning the nose on a pumpkin, cake and bat cookies topped off the ballerinas, cats and a cadre of Family Services organized the making kleenex ghosts and chasing meal. Batmen mustered Oct. 27 at the affair for 4-11 year olds, who spent apples on strings with their teeth. And there were some odd goingsBy day's end there were also an on in the station's headquarters amazing number of small faces building, thanks to PSD (Personnel S sportingjungle camoufage, thanks to Support Activity Detachment). A some of the two dozen Marine flapper appeared, selling raffle volunteers from MARFOR. tickets for two pumpkin-shaped Marines and volunteers fgom the orangehued cakes; a full-sized Navy's SBU-26 pitched in to do clown showed up with a miniature whatever it took to ensure a soldier and pirate; and one Ensign successful party, from tying Claude Kelly announced, "This is blindfolds to coaxing cooperation how I'd dress all the time if I could from errant apples to carving my one opportunity." His outfit pumpkins. consisted of bare feet and a sheet The question of the day was, draped toga-style over one shoulder. "What's the best thing about Clifton had decided against Halloween?" changing into costume out of fear According to Claire Neller, 3, that, "My makeup would run." clutching a butterfly mask she had Flapper and Roman and clown, just hooked, "Fishing." plus alot of people dressed as U.S. Cammie-faced Erica Tunstarr, 5, Navy personnel, fortified themselves was very succinct: "Bats." with cold-cuts and cheese, dips and Manning the T-shirt table, SSgt. other goodies before calling it a day David Jones reminisced that the best for Halloween, Naval Station style. thing about Halloween was watching his own child's excitement. "He talked his mom into Batman this year," he said, and his smile intimated how much he'd like to be As the afternoon wound down, Family Services' Jane Clarke, % looking very pleased but a bit weary, was asked for a final opinion and laughed that the best thing about Halloween is, "When it's over!" But it wasn't over yet. The next night the Sailors' Club took its turn. Decorated in orange and black < streamers, pumpkins, chem-glow K lights and loose-jointed cardboard skeletons (some of which became dance partners), the club reverberated with music and revelry. On the big day itself, Oct. 31, bats, YN2 Darlene Whitfieldfrom SBU-26 assists a visiting goblin. spiders and ghosts materialized at the OPERATING ROOM NURSING ASSISTANT 081-90 -YR NM-5 NM-621-05 (SHIFT WORR) EQUIV TO NM-5 USA MEDDAC PANAMA, GAR, CPO position vacancies DEPT:NG OERVSCE OPERATING ROOM NURSING SERVICE ANCON PANAMA JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. However, candidates must show at least one year PERMANENT POSITIONS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT EXP REQ TIME-IN-GRADE o as described under "Duties". AND LOCATION OPEN CLOSE DATE GEN SPEC 1 YR AT: PAMAC ICA, NM-61-06 08290 -E YR NM 11-09-89 11-21-89 USA MEUCAC PANAMA EQUIV TO NM-5 PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST 072-90 -1 YR -PHARMACY SERVICE, GACH NM-1035-li (SENSITIVE -BILINGUAL) EQUIV TO NM-9 ANCON, PANAMA TEMPORARY BYE: 1 YEAR JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. However, candidates must show one year of HQ USSOUTHCOM, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTORATE experience wo rk described under duties. QUARRY HEIGTPNM PRCCA NUSE N-2083-90 -1 1/2 YES N/A JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. SHIFT WOR -U.S. LICENSE REQUIRED MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, NM-344-09 073-90 -1 YR NM-i USA MEDDAC PANAMA, COCO SOLO HEALTH CLINIC SENSITIVE EQUIV TO NM-7 AMBULATORY MEDICINE -EMERGENCY ROOM 119TH US ARMY SIGNAL BRIGADE COCO SOLO, PANAMA INSTALLATION RECORDS MGMT OFFICE PSYCHIATRIC NURSING ASSISTANT 084-90 1 YR N/A COROZAL, PANAMA NM-621-05 (SHIFT WORK) EQUIV TO NM-4 JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. USA MEDDAC PANAMA, CAN ADMINISTRATIVE SVCS ASSISTANT (TYP) 074-90 -1 YR NM-6 DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, PSYCHIATRIC WARD NM303-07, SENSITIVE AT NM-6 ANCON, PANAMA HQ USSOUTHCOM. SC-Jl, MANPOWER, PERSONNEL & ADMIN DIR JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. However, candidate must have one (1) year of QUARRY HEIGHTS, PANAMA experience in the care of psychiatric patients, in motivating patients and JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. redirecting their behavior toward treatment plan goals. (2)PLANNER AND ESTIMATOR (CARPENTER) 075-90 1 YR N/A SET DUTIES 085-90 N/A N/A N/A FN-4607-08 DRIVERS LICENCE REQUIRED MG-4607-9 CIPETITIVE DETAIL NTE: 120 DAYS. LIMITED TO 41ST ASG. DM EMPLOYEES. COA, DEH, ERMD, PLAN & EST BRANCH SENSITIVE COROZAL, PANAMA 41ST AREA SUPPORT GROUP JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. DOM, PLANS 6 OPERATIONS DIV. SECRETARY (TYPING), NM-318-08 076-90 -1 YR NM-7 COROZAL, PANAMA SENSITIVE -TOP SECRET CLEARANCE AT NM-7 JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. HQ USSOUTHCOM, J2 NOTE: VB#061-90, INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPEC., NE-132-09, IS AMENDED TO READ: QUARRY HEIGHTS, PANAMA THIS POSITION IS AN EXCEPTED SERVICE, ANY ONE CAN APPLY WHO MEETS THE JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. QUALIFICATION. VBa058-90 AND VB1059-90, BUDGET ANALYST, NM-560-09, IS AMENDED MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT (TYP), NM-344-05 078-90 -1 YR TO READ: POSITION IS SENSITIVE, ALSO VB#059-90 SHOULD INCLUDE POSITION SENSITIVE -QUALIFIED TYPIST EQUIV TO NM-4 REQUIRES FREQUENT TRAVEL AND POSSIBLE RELOCATION TO ORLANDO, FL., WITHIN A COA, DR, MANPOWER & EQUIP DOCUMENTATION DIV. YEAR FORT CLAYTON, PANAMA JOB RELATED CRITERIA: 1. Ability to interpret and apply regulations, laws and guidelines. 2. Ability to communicate in writing. NAF lists ob vacancies 3. Ability to communicate rily. SECRETARY (TYPING), NM318-04 079-90 1 -N/A Those eligible to apply for Non are available: SENSITIVE FORSCOM Appropriated Funds positions NM-1710-07, Education US ARMY JUNGLE OPERATIONS TRAINING CENTER, S-3 include family members of active Specialist, $9.34 per hour, FORT SHERMAN, PANAMA mlayermanent ime, DCA, CFA JOB RELATED CRITERIA; NONE. duty military and DOD civilians pfull-tiefCFA SUPPLY MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE 080-90 -1 YR NM-l a FSD, Child Development NM-2003-12 (SENSITIVE) EQUIV TO NM-l assigned to Panama, off-duly Services, Margarita, Colon, USARSO, DCSLOG military and the local civilian FORT CLAYTON, PANAA Panama (one vacancy). JOB RELATED CRITERIA: NONE. population. The following jobs Announcement closes Nov. 24.

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 sports commentary AF prepares trophy shelf by AIC Tamara S. Jacobson sinking of a classified ship. Added reports had Marines being issued HOWARD AFB (24 COMPWcamouflaged lassos, but that was PA) -There's no secret about it this unconfirmed at press time. Army, I year -the Air Force will turn the need we say more? Turkey Bowl into the "temple of Pre-event scrimmages between the doom" for the Army, Navy and Navy and Air Force football teams Marines, Nov. 22, according to an left no doubts, though, about the official spokesperson from Air Force extensive training the blue men have Turkey Bowl Headquarters. undergone. Witnesses stated that the It won't take any secret weapons or horrible sounds of seals barking in help from the National Football pain would long be remembered. League to ruffle the green, white and khaki feathers of the sister bird The football field hasn't been the teams, he added. only training ground for the Air It wouldn't be any different from Force. The men and women's track the previous two years. The football teams run twice a day -the cause of trophy has been in its place of honor those travel advisories heard on SCN since 1987, and the Air Force doesn't for slow-moving traffic on the Transintend giving up the title. Reports Isthmian Highway. have it that the shelf has been rearranged and is dusted daily to Provided someone coaxes the prepare for adding the overall trophy Marines out of the jungle and finally from this year. convinces them that leaves are not While the Army has been gloating authorized on the track uniform, it behind the 'skirts' of the overall should be a good meet. Turkey Bowl Championship trophy The Air Force is ready for Nov. 22. for awhile now, they have decided to It is fitting that Turkey Bowl takes change their tactics this year and join place the night before Thanksgiving the rest of the 'toms' on the football -the "last crusade" of the Air Force FREE WEIGHTS -Spec. J. J. Pierce, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry field for a real game. Their vehicle is is to serve up Army, Navy and (A irborne), winds down on the ground at the Howard Sports and Fitness the "Galleon Stallion" .it certainly Marine drumsticks as an appetizer Center after a day of airborne activities. A variety offree weights is available sounds tough enough. for the holiday. for use at the facility. (U.S. A ir Force photo by AJC Tamara S. Jacobson) Inside sources at U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal relayed information of plans being formed behind closed doors, calling for theS p r sh o t Youth ball Contact your representative, or Basketball League Males interested in participating in call SrA Barnes at 284-3662 (after 5 Turkey Bowl '89. Navy team needs The 1990 boys baseball and girls p.m.) for more information. A Basketball Community League you for competition in biathlon, softball season will start Jan. 13 and sponsored by CRD Sports will be football and track relays. If youths ages 4-18 can register until TDY bowling league held at Reeder Fitness Center. interested contact John Hem at Nov. 25 at the Howard and Albrook The Howard Bowling Center is Registration Wednesday through 283-4222/5307. youth centers. Hours of registration now forming a TDY bowling league Nov. 29 at CRD Sports Office in are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday consisting oftwo-man teams with the building 154, Fort Clayton. For through Friday and Saturday from league bowling for the duration of more information call 287-4050. 1-5 p.m. the TDY. For more information, call Lockers 5' 11" Basketball 284-4818. ,If you currently have a locker at A 5-ft.-li-inch and above Bowling the Howard Sports and Fitness Basketball League sponsored by A unit level bowling meeting will Center and wish to keep it through CRD Sports will be held at Reeder be held at Amador Golf Course 9 1990, renewal is required between Fitness Center. Signups conclude a.m. Friday. Rosters must be turned Dec. 1 and Jan. 31. If the fee is not Tuesday at CRD Sports, building in at the meeting. For more paid before the Jan. 31 deadline, Softball tourne 154, Fort Clayton. An organizational information call 287-4050. your name will be moved to the meeting follows at noon Nov. 18 at bottom of the locker waiting list. For A Company Level Softball the CRD office. For more Shift workers bowling more information, call 284-3451. Tournament will be sponsored by information call 287-4050. CRD Sports. Women's and Civilian The Albrook Bowling Center is Ski meet leagues are available. Registration Jungle Run now forming a shift workers bowling ends mid-November. For more Runewthashduebsd nta The 28th Annual Air Force NSGA Galeta Island will host a5K league with a schedule based on team Invitational Ski Meet will be held information call 287-4050. availability and competition R tre Jungle Fun Run Dec. 12,5 p.m. scheduled for mornings, afternoons March 4 through 9 at Utah's Retirees bowling Volunteers are needed to help get this evenings and weekends. Snowbasin Ski Resort for activerun off to a great start. Even if you For more information, call duty military only. Team and The Albrook Bowling Center is plan to run, you can be a volunteer 2864260. individual competition will be held in forming a retirees bowling league up until race day! Please contact various alpine events. Since the meet open to all DOD retirees and their MWR at 289-5109 or CTOC Fifer at Turkey Bowl is self-supporting, a $125 entry fee dependents. For more information, 289-5010. The Air Force will celebrate the will be charged to each participant. call 286-4260. Aerobicycle training upcoming Turkey Bowl activities Entry fees will be returned to those N with a 1950s style sock hop Nov. 17 at not selected. Anyone interested in FL Schedule If you are interested in using the the Howard Sports and Fitness participating in the meet should by The Associated Press aerobicycles at the Howard Sports Center. contact the Howard Sports and Sunday and Fitness Center, training classes The activities start at 7 p.m. and Fitness Center for resume forms. Chicago at Pittsburgh, I p.m. are offered Monday through Friday will run until whenever. Tickets are Deadline for receipt of resumes and Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m. from 7:30 to 8 p.m., 11:30 a.m. to on sale at the Howard NCO Club and entry fees is Jan. 22. For more Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m. noon, and 5:30 to 6 p.m. Training Sports and Fitness Center for $2 per information call 284-3451. Indianapolis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. classes are mandatory for those who person. Ticket sales are limited to 250 Miami at N.Y. Jets, I p.m. want to use the aerobicycles. For and will be available to NCO and Racquetball Clinic more information, call 284-3451. officers club members only. A Racquetball Clinic will be held Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Ruggers Members may bring one guest. at Reeder Fitness Center 1 to 4 p.m. p.m. "It is a real sock hop," said Jim Nov. 18 and 25 Clinic is limited to 10 Attention all ruggers! The Sanders, Howard Sports and Fitness persons. Reservations are now being Washmgton at Philadelphia, 1 Howard/Kobbe vs. the 5/87th Center athletic director. "No shoes acepted. For more information call p.m. Infantry match to be held at Fort on the gym floor. Come out and 287-3861. Atlanta at San Francisco, 4 p.m. Clayton Friday has been postponed. 'sweat' and have fun like we did in the Cleveland at Seattle, 4 p.m. The match will be held Nobeadisc jockey at Navy Turkey Bowl Dallas at Phoenix, 4 p.m. Kick off tiae is ort Clayton. the dance, door prizes, limbo contest, Any females (military or civilian) N.Y. Giants at L.A. Rams, 4 p.m. The match against the LeJeune dance contests, contest for best interested in participating in Turkey L.A. Raiders at San Diego, 8 p.m. Marines tentatively scheduled for dressed couple and more. Bowl '89, representing the Navy Monday Nov. 18 is postponed until after the For more information, call teams, please contact BM2 Little at Cincinnati at Houston, 9 p.m. Turkey Bowl. 284-3451. 283-5605.

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Tropic Times U Nov. 9, 1989 A ir Force schedules Turkey Bowl'89 events HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW/ spirit even though many of us are date. The men's biathlon meet was won PA) -Time for the "Super Bowl away from our family and friends. In the centerpiece of the Turkey by the Navy with a time of 54:28, and south of the Rio Grande," is fast People get wrapped up in the Turkey Bowl competition last year, the Air the women's biathlon was also approaching and is guaranteed to Bowl hoopla, and they forget the Force won the championship in flag capturd by the Navy in 41:00. With boost the spirits and morale of all stress they may be under. football by defeating a stubborn an excellent time of 2:21.51, the personnel stationed in Panama. Yes "We're expecting around 10,000 Army squad, 6-0, after earlier Army team took the 10K run. folks, get ready .the Morale, screaming fans to show up, so come defeating the Marines, 20-6. The "All participants did a superjob in Welfare and Recreation-sponsored on out and support your service." victory was the Air Forces' second bringing fun and enjoyment to activities leading to the annual event The Air Force is already showing flag football win. Additionally, the thousands of people in our -Turkey Bowl 1989 -are gaining their spirit for this year's event as Air Force women's team took first community through this truly unique momentum. Turkey Bowl T-shirts sales are place in the two-mile relay Panama event," said Col. Thomas H. So it's time to get out and support currently in progress in front of the competetition with a time of Copler, 24th Combat Support the program! Howard post office for $5. Money 11:00.62, and the Army won the Group commander, "We fully expect The event, taking place Nov. 22 at raised from shirt sales will benefit the women's one-mile relay in 4:18.75. an even bigger event in 1989 to approximately 3 p.m. will once again Howard and Albrook Youth PCC snatched the gold medal in include more gold for the Air Force feature the athletic abilities of our Centers. About 700 shirts have the men's two-mile relay with the this year. military community stationed in already been sold and they are going Marines collecting the silver and the Aim high Air Force -we will see Panama, including personnel from fast. In upcoming weeks, shirts will Army winning the bronze. all of you at the Turkey Bowl." the Panama Canal Commission. also be on sale at the Howard and Events include flag football, men's Albrook dining halls, the and women's biathlon (running and commissary, clinic, theaters and swimming), women's oneand twovarious other locations as supplies mile relays, men's two-mile relay, a last. For more information on 10K run and hurrahs from scores of Turkey Bowl T-shirt sales, contact either Kathee Staton at 284-4700 or Tickets are on sale for $5 for ages Vince Duncan at 286-3195. 13 and up, $2.50 for ages 5 through 12, and children under five free. The "We're expecting around location and times of ticket sales will 10 000 screaming fans. be announced at a later date. Funds raised from the ticket sales will go Jim Sanders back into the MWR programs at each of the bases. The Air Forces' "Tops in Blue" The Turkey Bowl provides a great entertainment troupe will be opportunity for people here to not performing at the Howard theater only witness an exciting competition, Nov. 11 and 12, and a 1950's-style it's a terrific booster and shows the "sock hop" will be held at the total pride of our respective services. Howard Sports and Fitness Center Jim Sanders, Howard Sports and Nov. 17 to kick off the Turkey Bowl GALLEONSTALLION --U.S. Army south Commander,Ma .Gwen.Marc Fitness Center's athletic director festivities. According to Sanders, a. A. Cisneros, astride Bendigo, the Army's 1989 Turkey Bowl mascot, said, "This is a chance to celebrate pep rally will be held the day of the reaffirms his challenge to the other services. (U. S. Army photo by Spec. the upcoming holiday season in good Turkey Bowl but the location and John Moreland) by A ayer s h NFL Dream League: division realignment 1. Name the player who holds the NFC record for most interceptions by Spec. John Hall West anyway? Don't forget about New Orleans. in a season. Every year, Atlanta battles Louisiana to California is a trek in 2. Name the player who holds the COROZAL (TROPIC TIMES) division counterparts San Francisco itself. All of this could be avoided. AFC record for most interceptions -Now that the NFL season is more and Los Angeles twice apiece on its I'm sure you're in great suspense, so I in a season. than half over, you have to wonder 16-game schedule. So to make a long won't tease you any longer. 3. Name the playerwho holds the how much money the Atlanta story longer, all three teams end up All that new NFL commissioner AFC record for most pass receptions Falcons have wasted on air travel. flying coast-to-coast when they Paul Tagliabue has to do to solve this in a season. What are they doing in the NFC shouldn't have to. problem is realign the six divisions. 4. Name the player who holds the NFC record for most pass recepI'll even make it simple for him by tions in a season. handing him the dream league. It would save so much time and money. 5. Name the player who holds the Realignment would also create new NEC record for most touchdowns inRelgmnwodasocatnw C sesord W. mt tand exciting rivalries. Most of all, it a seson.makes sense. 6. Name the player who holds the Take the Houston Oilers for AFC record for most touchdowns in Take he toe Oilers fth a seson.00Winstance. Why are the Oilers in the same division with Pittsburgh, 7. Name the player who holds the AFC.record for the longest recorded S Cleveland and Cincinnati? Who punt. knows? Dallas and Phoenix have no business cluttering up a competitive 8. Name the player who holds the NFC East. So here it is, the solution NFC record for the longest recorded to the NFL's unneeded extensive punt. traveling: pr = z ANFL DREAM LEAGUE AFC NFC -p"s amaA SUI Cq I61 A @sp CENTRAL CENTRAL U80u)q o1z!a~!Ial Cleveland Chicago -16 'sPX 86 s11 o )110A U J OeaN O Cincinnati Detroit aas -L 'gL6 ui CZ paq oleJJnt Pittsburgh Green Bay jo uosdu.S 1O -9 C86T ul TZ pel Washington Indianapolis uoq uqse1 jo so 1ift Uiqofg 'V1761 Minnesota us (01 pvsq uo12u!qsrM Jo )iuow4 vvV 1 961 u! 10T psq uo0snoH Jo u5!uuS;H a!ileL T~ t0861 U! fC1 PIRI7k~ AFC EAST NEC EAST puepps O saguH a s 796l u! Buffalo Atlanta 171 P e ia1r 'V SOJo auel 1.)!( I New England Miami NY Giants New Orleans NY Jets Tampa Bay Philadelphia NAUTILUS WLiGH]T TRAINING -SrA. Simon Marez, 1978th AFC WEST NFC WEST Communications Group, takes advantage of the Nautilus equipment at the LA Raiders Dallas Howard Sports and Fitness Center to get in shapefor the holidays. Nautilus LA Rams Denver weight training is available at the center, Monday, Wednesday andFriday at San Diego Houston 790 P o /A1120 At\ 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by calling 284-3451 for an appointment. U.S. Air San Drancisco Husas Cito y Force photo by A lC Tamara S. Jacobson) Seattle Phoenix

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Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 21 NFL plans to give up collective bargaining rights WASHINGTON (AP) -The league. Allen said the union would owners were not in violation of "Since 1982, salaries are up 300 NFL Players Association, acting in appeal the decision, but was not antitrust laws simply because of an percent, and benefits have decreased the aftermath of an unfavorable abandoning representation of impasse in negotiations between the from 50 percent of the average court decision, says it will surrender players, only bargaining rights. union and management. In effect, players' salary to 15 percent," said its collective bargaining rights for the Meanwhile, he said, it would that 2-1 decision negated the union's Allen, who attributed the salary league's players. refuse to stand between the owners antitrust suit against the league, filed increase to the old United States Doug Allen, the union's assistant and players -the point the court at the conclusion of its unsuccessful Football League and the union's executive director, said Tuesday that said shielded the league from strike two years ago. pursuit of free agency. "The math the NFLPA had informed the NFL antitrust action. "This decision appears to say that makes the decision clear for the Management Council in aletter ofits "Until our appeal is heard on this as long as there is an ongoing players." intention to seek decertification as a ill-advised and very troublesome relationship between the players union. decision, the players have two (union) and the league, players can't Sports on SCN-TV "What the letter does is repudiate choices -bargain for benefits challenge restrictions, as there was in Saturday the bargaining relationship and the collectively or bargain individually the past," NFLPA counsel Dick Noon College FootballNorth union's bargaining rights," Allen for compensation," Allen said. "The Berthelsen said. Carolina vs. Duke said. "Theplayersassociationwillno union will no longer be a shield It remained unclear what 3:30 p.m. College Football longer be asserting its rights under behind which management can use to decertification would mean. U.S.C. vs. Arizona or Michigan labor law as an exclusive bargaining protect itself. ." The union maintained that it vs. Illinois agent, but that doesn't mean the The decision to decertify will have would leave players free of antitrust Sunday players' legal challenge to to be voted on by the players. It was restrictions, allowing them, perhaps 12:30 p.m. CBS SportsNFL management will be over. unclear how long that would take, to become free agents when their Today "In fact," Allen said, "it will although in the past, players have contracts expire. But management 1 p.m. CBS SportsNFL continue." generally ratified decisions made by officials said that for a player to FootballWashington vs. The letter, sent Monday, was the union leadership and the executive become free, he would have to Philadelphia or Indianapolis vs. union's response to an appeals court council. institute an antitrust suit against the Buffalo ruling that upheld the NFL's free The move stems directly from last league, which could take years. 4 p.m. CBS SportsNFL agency system and rejected the week's decision by the 8th Circuit Allen said the problem is not with FootballN.Y. Giants vs. L.A. union's antitrust suit against the Court of Appeals ruling that NFL salaries but with benefits. Ramns Baseball writers vote Olson Rookie of the Year NEW YORK (AP) -Gregg Worthington was fourth with 16 the mark of 23 by Doug Corbett in right-hander gave up 11 hits and Olson, the relief pitcher who led points, followed by California 1980. Olson's save total was eight struck out 23 in 26 2-3 innings, Baltimore to the one of the greatest Angels pitcher Jim Abbott with 10 more than the rest of AL rookies getting 11 saves. turnarounds in baseball history, was points and Texas Rangers pitcher combined this year. He is the first For all his success, though, Olson voted American League Rookie of Kevin Brown with two points. relief pitcher to win the AL honor. may remember the season more for the Year on Tuesday. "Gordon had a great year and you "I didn't know if I was going to one wild pitch he threw in his last Olson got 26 first-place votes and have to wonder what would have make theteam at all coming out of game. two seconds from a 28-member panel happened if Griffey hadn't gotten spring training, Olson said. The Orioles went into Toronto for of the Baseball Writers Association hurt," Olson said from Louisville Todd Worrell, who saved 36 the final weekend trailing the Blue of Am.erica for 136 points. Kansas Ky. "The same with Junior Felix' games in 1986, is the only rookie to Jays by one game in the AL East. In get more saves than Olson. Terry the opener, Baltimore led 1-0 in the City Royals pitcher Tom Gordon got You can't expect something like that Forster, who saved 29 games in 1972 eighth inning and seemed in position one first, 19 seconds and five thirds with all the guys around the league at age 20, is the only pitcher to get to tie for the division lead when for 67 points. Seattle Mariners who had the years that they did. I more saves at a younger age than Olson's curve bounced away and outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. got one didn't want to get my hopes up." Olson, who turned 23 on Oct. 11. allowed the tying run to score with Olson, relying on one of the two outs. first, two seconds and 10 third for 21 Olson, the sixth Baltimore player sharpest breaking curve balls in the "It was one of those things,"Olson points, named Rookie of the Year, set an AL majors, did not allow arun afterJuly said. "Who's to say if I had made the Baltimore third baseman Craig rookie record with 27 saves, breaking 31. In those 21 appearances, the pitch he wouldn't hive hit it?" Manning returns to practice Wednesday after injury LOS ANGELES (AP) -Los knee, has been cleared to practice Monday night. "It's still going to take pounds and he has told the team that Angeles Clippers forward Danny with the team beginning Nov. 15, time, but he has come along faster his overall condition is good. on his own to rehabilitate his left General Manager Elgin Baylor said. than I thought he would. You can tell Manning averaged 16.7 points and Manning tore the anterior cruciate that it's a boost for our team. We still 6.6 rebounds in 26 games last year Top 25 college teams ligament in his left knee last Jan. 4 need all of the players we can get to before being hurt. and underwent reconstructive get this thing turned around." by The Associated Press surgery Jan. 15. Manning has been running two to Dr. Stephen Lombardo, who three miles on the hard sand near his Team Pts performed the surgery, told Baylor Hermosa Beach home, lifting 1. Notre Dame 1,496 last weekend that Manning would be weights three times weekly while also 2. Colorado 1,441 able to begin regular drills on the working on a Lifecycle and treadmill, 3. Michigan 1,343 15th. The team has not determined and shooting and working out in a 4. Alabama 1,310 when Manning will return to the gym on his own several times each 5. Florida St. 1,220 active roster. week, the team said. 6. Nebraska 1,180 "This is good news," Baylor said His weight has held steady at 240 7. Miami, Fla. 1,147 8. Illinois 1,104 9.S"uer.C.l Sweeney hopes to keep Fresno State tops 10. Arkansas 921 11. Tennessee 902 FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -Jim "the biggest break in my coaching concern yourself with how you play,' 12. Auburn 829 Sweeney's Irish ancestry won't let career," felt his team's reputation for he said. "I think when you take too 13. Penn St. 744 him completely discount help from blocking kicks may have made the much worry into a game, it bothers 14. Pittsburgh 683 leprechauns in keeping his 24thcenter nervous. your nervous skills and then that 15. Houston 610 ranked Fresno State team "It was more than just the affects your motor skills." 16. Texas A and M 590 undefeated, but he prefers to credit leprechauns," Sweeney said. "We The Bulldogs' perfect record this 17. Clemson 557 the skills of his players for their and New Mexico. year follows a 10-2 mark i 1988, 18. Virginia 436 success. The victory gave the Bulldogs the climaxed by a 35-30 California Bowl 19. West Virginia 412 The Bulldogs rolled up eight easy Big West Conference title and their victory over Western Michigan. 20. Florida 317 victories over largely undistinguished second straight appearance in the Fresno's 16-game winning streak is 21. Brigham Young 193 opposition to reach the Top 25, then California Bowl, held annually at the nation's second-longest, behind 22. N. Carolina St. 156 nearly fell from the undefeated and their stadium. Notre Dame s 21, and the Bulldogs 23. Texas Tech 145 untied ranks Saturday. are among only four Division I teams -Sweeney isn't worried that the unbeaten this season. In addition to 24. Fresno St. 140 After San Jose State scored in the players will have a letdown after Notre Dame, the others are 25. Arizona 124 closing minutes, cutting Fresno's Saturday's emotional ending or will Colorado and Alabama. Other receiving votes: Ohio St. lead to 31-30, the snap from center start looking ahead to the Dec. 9 Sweeney describes his players as 117, Hawaii 105, Michigan St. 58, for the extra point that would have bowl instead of concentrating on "extremely confident" with excellent Oklahoma 52, Air Force 41, tied the score dribbled along the turf, their next two games, on the road team speed. Washington St. 23, Duke 21, and the holder frantically threw a against New Mexico State and New "They don't stay blocked, and they Texas 21, Arizon a St. 11, Georgia pass that a Bulldogs' defender Mexico. swarm on defense," he said. "They 7, LSU 1, Syracuse 1. knocked down. "Our message is always the same to use the element of desire about as Sweeney, who called the bad snap a team: 'Don't worry who you play; well as it's ever been used here."

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Itttttobes. 5 la. Attiqe S408 ob. 284-4670. _983 H-oda Civic, 500 cc. DX 5 sptt 3 drpe. 52081 it, drapes for tropical. 284-3597. bronze candelabras. $23. 252-5792. 1983 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 9 YHmlh. 750, 15ruD,5PId l i.$00_ fr.e adlba.$5 5-7218 .n70 ns, need, scmc w-k, 2 helmet, serv 284-3217 ask fot Shtawt afto 7 ptt or leve t.ss.g,. Queens terttd. botokcse heatbd w/tirtot, padded Army Co. grade ht. grns1, blues, and white', 11 7 t 2. $10 man.ls ittlded. Btofler. 287-6517. tdtoul, 6 drawtt pldstal, ttw heat,. $450. 284-3691. e. 282 3225. 1984 ~l oyo. Crlla, gray, al, 4 dr, duity pid. $44V0 oho 284-25 Qutet A d 2i dining tot aitt 6 Boby itm circssIieptsttro rta potocib, cuddlp-k.siog. Available Qoueen t htt be, toe S t00. 287-6380. 2 Sottolt m -,h,Id,, tot oolo, lght 'ltt $130 49 A Atbtttk. Satrdoa 9-12 HIot reltable, etghsh opeakitg hou-koeper ,ooit tow, Queen tatt. $50. Night table 58. tffet. $15. 286-4931. 284-183 62 R Albrook, hotelhold it-mt, rpg, htk, clothig, toro. gtr't t kid, M--. 206-2264 art tools, exc oond. $500. 252-5442. Homlite portable genertor, modtl EH4400, 120 15 op Satotday re c, sd 6 h,,, 240 15 .p rccep. acc._$575. 28-4421. b5Am-,otfnl tdva1 Maid, xp hontv opamioh nd etglith, .t ld wtek 256Streo t' spehko.t. S600. Double bed. $100 2866277. 65 Albrook. moltt-family. Saturday 6-12. 0453 35mm camera flash, carpt, toovr ttndtstooturt,1ttoze 8Albook, clothes, chairs, of,, it, se t nhi,,, is. Ratial ttrttsttred wall iot, t otid tahogtty. $850. Oak clok, mis, items 2S4-6125. Satday Fulom miMnthuFia, iettsek ngih uitoohaitttt. $725. BIkes and msis. 282-4696. Saturday. _______________________ ho tl depe dbe, r t w kid. 221-2403. -t -25 l to Marpl doesser. $300. Gold cha mi. $125. Crib item, iady 90 B Albrook, baby cloth ,s, toys, household te s, Washet. d-yr, whito largcpaiy, xttttd t4tt W11 to ,toy, baseball gov., 8bas. $0. 287-3632 after 5 pm. Sodap 7.30-12 opol) glish pekicg day aid, ordedul wabi" wall goldtt brown carpet. $175. 3 it t oapcchino oaket. Satrday_7.3_-_2. hdr tt.t, toto, avail ytimeot. 206-3393. tSo3. 287-6743. Canrt. $20. Radio. $35. He-vy duty to.sio, ord. $15. 108 A Albook. Saturday 7-12. Hoot tow27 ol. l$12. 287-3632 a t 5 pot. toy mod, hbhy ottng, totitt, o tefs. 220-7067. Attique btos double bed to/pritg, beautifl tood. $3000. 136 A Albrook, furtire, cib, sodle, baby item, dishes L s t o t 223-03)8. Mn's h .ty intto .1_,o4MR. $50. Hiking hoots, A, anyattok, Soturtty os, i ut aid gli speaking gr kid, f .new $50. 252-5643. m mis it .Stdy 0-2. 2894549. Liviog ro oIno 5 p. $450 oho. 9 p. $700.obo. 287-4774. 293 B Albrook, living ro sot, streo, baby bed, ois. C 1thes,lc toys,rs, sort, Saesa/seteurdsayde aps Excellet lady to iron t otto ntiett e, ho t d ptt d ble .W hirlpool portable oash r for apt or s family. $100. 232284i276. S3t2od7y. 286-3593. 5836 4142. 303 B Morgan Aean, Baloa, fri.tore, plant, clothes, 2 men 10 spd bikes. 375 ea. 1 men 10 spd bike. S60. 286-463 5. bb lo.i-1 altB1 Spanish speaking maid tot wok oteryday M-F, honto, Drapes,2pr toot 0010r, 2x84 mini blisds ond ourtaios Pot b7$y items, mort. Sotordoy c-12. pleasant, good worker. 252-6328. tropitol 288-3294. Amaa radar range omicowtav. $200. Microwave sand. 619 Balboo Hg., 008 tootols, blinds, reftig, hr-ets, $150. Beige vec-l blinds, w /va] 151x,62. $300, 252-11I67. Exspanishspeakisgdaymoid,hooesttrlialeOavil Mo26& 8 pc edrm set. S1400. Dining tr table, glass, w/8 chairs on washing machine, mise. Satorday. Wod. 286-8189. totters. $900. 287-3990. Appoxt 10 lbs booket reed, some alreadydyed,lt bloe, toot783 B Bolboo, refrg, booho, hoosebold looms, clothes. Bilintgual mod, hoto, ery reliahle, oe w kids, vail M-F, Dsk, 6)00 s matt, hot spriges, dt solo0ott sto /tables. dot t Bal/oa, 286-559. Sordy. ai I De. 89. 286-6321 252-2180. Allyoo need for Thanksgiving di"re, plates, bol, platts, 2300 A Balbo, hoosehold looms, tltoboo, bikos, soivoosts. Englsh speakiog doy maid, gd to kids, watos to motk5 doys, Cooch and lotestot,gray w tor. c cold. $650. 252-6630. tt, Fodicy a,, 49 pot $2. 287-3379. 230Dal. gd toP. 228-6966. 181 ock tter, tew blode, osoootnd. $1600. 252-1143. Solo slrepot, needs re.pholstering. $150/obo. 286-3836 after 1 3222 Empire Street, Balboo. Soaorday 7-12. Loyol, hard working, aoglish speaking maid, gd w kids tot. 5 pm. -Fishing ta, tockle polos, both lake and oteat. 252-I143. 5759 Dioblo, clothes, oorfhd, flruinote, tv. plants. Saturday 286-4924. Wood book beds. $400. 286-3836 aftet 5 pm. Airomptooo, Sears, I hp, 7.5gal talk. $20. Clothes dryer. 8-12. $50. 286-4882. 52Hmosligooyholtioo to ltott B & Hotpoitt 19.6 to ft tefrig, g.s 669, beige tog 12x15 ft. 286572 Howard, selling everything, furitur, -rthes, et. Bo t 3294. Curtailsaddrop, 10set,.100.28664836after7pm. Sooodoy. t8 ft Gloston Tri Holl, 165 hp/ Merriserto new sets, see 8000 bil Friedrich 0c, I 1,2 yrs old. $450. 287-3589. Ceiling faos, Emerso casoblanc 52in wooden blades, new. 587 A Howard. Saturday 7:30-11. to aprecioto. $4500. 284-3131. $100. Used. $85. Light attochmole. $20, 286-3192. Beooiful living ro solo, loesoot, ofl thite, 2o ys, s 607 B Howard, aby olothos, furoitures, ott. 17 Not 89. 19 ft Trihool, 140 hp Eviorude, to/IS hp kitker, tompltly oqip, Zenith vr. 287-4621 Lodies bikes, Murray 26 i 2 spd. $60. Roadmaster 24 in 10 reboilt, mony tos, mass sot. $6500. 287-5974. spd. $75. 206-3192. Dryer, almond color,2yrs old, videocamor, tto, 28 is oolor Saturday. 16 f' Orlando Clipper, 85 hp mrtory, toet pir head, noto tv, Sony w/romoeo. 287-4621. 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Saturday. 16 1/2 It tri Holl hoat, trailer, 55 hp Evtinrude, 60 hpJothnsol n, oI acooss.A s8,, o. $229 6. 282-686. .Lonoge chair, beige tloth on dark wood from. $35. 282Moal stage thots 2-2 1/2s5, $30 eo. 6x5. $50. 3s6 1/2. o, a I 2 obo. 3 .4235. $35. El.t eed atr. $30. Heavy msb scoes. $20.22Roto Couco, misterost ond2boat ttoilers, so5l sepator 3022. together 2-5185 Co ty lorsweed sofabd, ovesat. 850. Wrlier piano. Livirgorturesitncouchilovesoloi, oinol rg, most 2ogIth 2 5 $650. 287-5729. Baby changing table. 060. Swag lomp smoked glass. $30. ho stop oootsonblo. 252-1257 20 Ps M Io, flot on traill, new 155 hp Johnson, 15 hp new Costom made kitchen cabinet doors. $125. 282-3522. Johnsoo, many ex .tr. $12,000. 252-1143. Girls bedr. s0-, daybed, brass bed, single bd, o1l in good Carpenter to make child's toy furniote for Christmastroe cood. 286-4633. Gas bbq, 2 hoorers, exc cod. $50. 282-4235. Negoiiable. 287-5589. l6Pstopen fishermoo, 1986 Etinorodo, ooutsadndmgorunog tond. $3700. 252-2457. Carved oriental collee, ond table. $375. Stuffed chaise Voyogrt child tot sa, t tond. $30. 252-5725. Working a0i compote and oooo.ssorios. Reasonable. 25222 It inbd/ocabdtinoorulo 165 hp rigged lot Fishing, skiing, longe. $175. Costrican os ct. $150. 287-3990. Magic Chof gas stove, 2 talks, gt .onectio. $225. Wedding 6002. dining, stclr ,manyip cxlt. $6000. 282-3286. Living ro s-0, sof, 2 chairs, 2 end table, .koil blo $375 dress s 8,I time 0se with crow. $300. 252-1189, Littlo Tikos pard junior octipoyoset/slide/gymboree. 25216 Is Spootoo, 85 hop JoM oboood, o eo ol. 262-0882. Cobra spear gun, complete, new. $150. 287-4544. 1257. display at Ft Clayton Burger King. $3400. 287-3725. Sofa, off white, nearly ew. $375. 287-5271. Gas grill. $80. Mini blinds, off white. $25 .282-3339. 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24 Tropic Times Nov. 9, 1989 U.S. based on laws, Thornburgh explains MOSCOW (U PI) -U.S. American practice known as Pennsylvania during the near Soviet citizens and the press were as At t o r n e y G e n e r a I R i c h a r d lobbying -the Soviets are looking meltdown at the Three Mile Island free to question their authorities as Thornburgh sat across from KGB for a few favors from Congress -nuclear plant in March 1979, told Americans were following Three chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov in the they have been paving the way for Moscow University students that 10 Mile Island." forbidding Lubyanka secret police U.S. officials to travel there to share years ago he came to Moscow and Thornburgh's pithy reference to headquarters and explained that the their knowledge and expertise. tried to explain the lessons of Three the Chernobyl accident of April 26, United States is a nation based on To curry support that could grant Mile Island to Soviet officials. 1986, the world's worst nuclear laws. them Most Favored Nation trading "The response we received from disaster killing 31 people, did not Federal Reserve Chairman Allan status and perhaps the chance to the Soviet side was that nuclear receive much attention in the Soviet Greenspan, ushered into the launch U.S. satellites on Soviet safety was a solved problem in the press, but his open declamation headquarters of the state planning rockets, the Soviets invited the entire Soviet Union, that the Upited States before a Soviet audience seems to commission Gosplan, described how House Armed Services Committee had over-dramatized the dangers of have become a standard among the U.S. economy works without a this summer. The trip included a visit Three Mile Island, that Soviet American visitors. central plan. to the Baikonur cosmodrome, site of reactors 'would soon be so safe one Last August, then-Defense At the Soviet pentagon, Adm. the manned space launches. could be installed in Red Square,' Secretary Frank Carlucci told some William Crowe, former chairman of The committee's verdict: they Thornburgh said. 200 generals, admirals and other the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, would agree to Most Favored Nation "The rest is history. Times high-ranking officers at the Soviet detailed military battles -the ones status because of eased emigration by changed, Chernobyl served to General Staff Academy he didn't he and others waged with Congress Moscow -up to 50,000 Soviet Jews reinforce the arguments of those in trust Kremlin claims that it had for a bigger budget appropriation. will leave this year -but forget the Soviet Union who believed that abandoned an offensive military It's the fifth year of perestroika, about satellites owned by U.S. firms everybody would be a lot safer if the posture. and top-level U.S. officials are going getting a lift from those Soviet to Moscow to discuss their political boosters. and economic systems with the The settings for some U.S.-Soviet Russians, who are seeking advice on discussions -especially about how to move from a nation based on justice and government -have been command to one of laws, from a piquant. Thornburgh and KGB chief centrally planned economy to one of Kryuchkov met at the massive limited markets. Lubyanka KGB complex. "They want to understand our It was to Lubyanka that thousands ;V system of checks and balances," said of Soviet citizens were hauled in the one U.S. aide. "They want to dead of night by Josef Stalin's KGB understand our separation of powers minions, found guilty and dispatched (between the executive, legislative to labor camps or sentenced to death and judicial branches)." without a trial. The evidence against The Soviets also want to hear them generally consisted of their praise and support for their new forced confessions and an reforms, especially for their new anonymous denunciation. legislature, the revamped Supreme The top-level visiting Americans DEMANDING REFORM -About 20,000 East Germans gather infront Soviet Soncede they have not brought ready of theL ordMayor's Hall in Cottbus, East Germany, last monthfor thefirst the contacts, because they know their recipes on how to make the pro-democracy demonstration in that city. Hundreds of thousands of system does not work," said a U.S. government obey the law. But they activists gathered for rallies demanding reforms in several East German aide on a recent visit are not bashful about trumpeting the cities as that nation's new Communist leaderpreparedfor a trip to Moscow aid ona rcen viit-virtues of the American system. for talks with Kremlin officials. (AP Laserphoto) So, with a nod to that familiar Thornburgh, governor of A nswers to your most-askedPML questions QUARRY HEIGHTS (US A4: Central Avenue itself is not offA13: It does not apply to for the U.S. forces community (U.S. SOUTHCOM PAO) -The recently limits, but the Ancon area contained Panamanian DoD employees. military personnel, U.S. citizen revised and implemented Personnel with "J" and 22B streets, and Central Q14: Are trips to the Colon Free command -and non-commandMovement Limitation (PML) and Fourth of July Avenue (Avenue Zone permitted under PML Charlie? sponsored DoD employees, and their system has drawn positive comments of the Martyrs) is. Also, personnel A14: Yes. dependents), and recommended for from most Southern Command are allowed to use the boundaries of Q15: How does the PML system all other U.S. citizens in Panama. personnel in Panama. However, restricted areas as transportation apply to non-command sponsored Q16: Can personnel visit or stay on "feedback" received from different routes. DoD employees? another defense site or military area units shows some questions remain Q5: Is the horsetrack off-limits? A 1 5: Compliance with .P ML of coordination beyond curfew? beyond the scope of the PML A5: The horsetrack is not off-limits precautionary measures and A16: No. All personnel must be on briefing. The following is a collection but is not recommended. movement restrictions is mandatory their installation by curfew. of most-asked questions by civilian Q6: Is Kobbe Beach off-limits? and military personnel. A6: No. QI: Can military personnel travel Q7: Can military personnel or N ew legal opinion would between defense sites and military dependents stay overnight with areas of coordination while on duty, relatives in private homes off post ~ l~ W f 1 t 2 f n ~ u n and is a permit or authorization under PML Charlie? allow CIA to aid in coups needed to do so? A7: Yes, unless a curfew is also in Al: Military and civilian personnel effect, in which case overnight stays WASHINGTON, (Reuter) -reports that the coup leaders failed to on official duty may travel between would be prohibited. CIA director William Webster said a win strong U.S. backing. defense sites at all times and under Q8: Can military personnel or new legal opinion would allow the Webster said the CIA was not PMLs Alpha thru Delta. A permit or dependents visit relatives in the agency to help in foreign coups as seeking "an invitation for us to authorization is not required. Under restricted areas? long as assassinating a political engage in more coup plotting .but PML Echo, personnel can only A& No. leader was not the explicit goal. simply if we are asked to do it, that travel between defense sites with the Q9: While in Charlie, Delta or Echo, Webster said in an interview in the we be asked to do it under rules that express authorization of the can military personnel stay overnight Washington Post that the Justice comply with the executive order and installation commander. on MWR-sponsored tours? D e p art me n t has p r ovid e d are not so unrealistic that we will end Q2: Can military personnel residing A9: No. In fact, morale, welfare and Con gre s si ofn a 1 intelligence up not succeeding." in the Summit housing area near recreation services will not sponsor committees with a still-classified The CIA director said the Panama Gamboa travel to and from that area any tours violating personnel interpretation which "clarified" a coup was botched because its leaders during PMLs Delta and Echo? movement limitations. 1976 executive order drawn up by the thought they could "have an oldA2: Military personnel residing in Q10: Must individuals processing to White House banning U.S. fashioned coup where people don't that area may travel to and from their become dependents abide by the involvement in assassinations. have to be hurt." duty station during PML Delta. PMLs? The legal opinion would not He said that Noriega was left alone However, express authorization to A10: No. prohibit CIA aid to coup plotters in a bedroom where he telephoned travel between defense sites and Q11: Will military personnel receive who might then accidentally kill his mistress and supporters to come military areas of coordination is hazardous duty pay while PMLs someone, according to Webster. rescue him. required during PML Echo. Delta and Echo are in effect? Coup leader Maj. Moises Giroldi Q3: Is overnight camping at the Fort A 11: Not unless Panama is identified .iThe ban on assassinations was was killed by Noriega loyalists, Davis beach allowed between Alpha by the Department of Defense as a cited by Bush administration according to Webster, after the and Charlie? "Hazardous duty area." supportters ater the abortive coup rebellion was crushed. A3: Yes, so long as there is no curfew Q12: Must DoD civilians living offattempt last month against Panama's He said that the coup failed requiring a return to a military post abide by the PML system? military leader Manuel Noriega. probably because "they (the coup installation at a specified time. A12: Yes, as much as possible. Critics charged the White House leaders) did not want anything to Q4: What portion of Central Avenue Q13: How does the revised PML with being long on anti-Noriega happen to Noriega. They wanted him is off-limits? affect Panamanian DoD employees? rhetoric, but short on action after to be able to retire in dignity."