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"the Tropic Times


Vol. II, No. 42 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 17, 1989


CIA gets $3 million


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The CIA
has launched a $3 million operation,
with the approval of congressional
oversight committees, to overthrow
Panamanian Gen. Manuel A.
Noriega, a newspaper reported
Thursday.
The covert operation has "no
restrictions" other than an order
prohibiting Noriega's assassination
and could involve U.S. troops, the
Los Angeles Times reported, citing
unidentified sources.
"It is an unimpeded effort to try to
topple Noriega," one source told the
Times. "We're going into it with the
understanding that there may be loss
of life, though the effort will be not to
kill anyone."
President Bush said at Andrews
Air Force Base, Md., before leaving
for Houston Thursday that he would
neither confirm nor deny the report.
"If there was a covert operation,
would I discuss it, ever? It wouldn't
be covert if I even referred to it, so
there will be no such discussion of
anything, which means I am not
confirming nor denying," he told
reporters on Air Force One.
The United States has been trying
to oust Noriega since he was indicted

OAS backs
WASHINGTON (Reuter) -- Latin
America's major democracies
backed away Wednesday from
taking strong concerted action
against Panamanian military leader
Manuel Antonio Noriega.
The Group of Eight, formed by
Latin American democracies,
refused to go along with a Costa


DOD civilians
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - The
Secretary of Defense has
approved CINCSOUTH's
proposal for rent-free government
housing to Department of
Defense civilians with transporta-
tion agreements. This measure,
which reflects a greater and more
equitable commitment to the U.S.
Southern Command civilian
population, was proposed last
month by Commander in Chief
Gen. Maxwell Thurman.
"Although DOD civilians
around the world are entitled to
rent-free housing benefits," said
Thurman, "DOD civilians here
were not getting those benefits. So
I proposed that civilians with
transportation agreements in
Panama receive rent-free
government quarters and utilities.
The Secretary of Defense agreed."
Rent-free housing for
command-sponsored DOD
civilians is effective immediately
and is retroactive to Nov. 1, 1989.
Personnel can expect to see the
cessation of the rent deduction
reflected in their paychecks by the
end of November, although each
service will be different. There will
be a rebate for the rent already
paid in the first four days of
November. That rebate will be
included in mid-December
paychecks.
All command-sponsored DOD


on drug-trafficking charges in
February 1988 by federal grand
juries in Miami and Tampa, Fla.
"What it boils down to is that we
want him alive in the United States or
dead," one source told the Times.
Sources told the newspaper the
CIA believes disgruntled officers
within the Panama Defense Forces
are willing to collaborate in the
overthrow.
The operation has been dubbed
Panama-5 - a reference to past
actions against Noriega - and
reflects a renewed commitment by
the Bush administration, which drew


to topple
criticism following the failed Oct. 3
coup attempt by dissident
Panamanian military officers.
Administration officials presented
the plans for the operation to Senate
and House intelligence committees
three weeks ago, the Times said.
During the failed October coup,
the Bush administration said its
hands were tied by a 13-year-old
executive order banning U.S.
involvement in the assassination of
foreign figures.
Last month, the Justice
Department was assigned to make
clear a series of Ford administration


Noriega

executive orders regarding
clandestine action, the Times
reported.
A clarification memo was written
by William P. Barr, assistant
attorney general in charge of legal
counsel, sent to CIA Director
William H. Webster and finally
delivered to the House and Senate
Intelligence committees, the
newspaper said.
According to the Times, the memo
paves the way for more active U.S.
involvement in coup attempts not
meant to result in assassination but
that could result in death.


awayfrom strong action on Panama


Rican proposal to the General
Assembly of the Organization of
American States (OAS) that all OAS
members formally agree to withdraw
their ambassadors from Panama to
denounce the Noriega-backed
government as illegitimate.
Instead, the group proposed that
the OAS urge Panama to call free


get free housing
civilian personnel with
transportation agreements who
are currently occupying
government quarters are now
eligible for rent-free government
housing. For more information
.contact your component civilian
personnel office.
Holiday air travel

to be via Torrijos
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - De-
partment of Defense personnel
and their families will be allowed
to travel through the Omar
Torrijos International Airport
from Dec. 16 through Jan. 7.
This exception has been
granted to ease holiday travel by
providing an alternative to
Howard AFB.
All DOD personnel traveling
through Torrijos Airport during
the holiday period must use the
military bus service operating
daily between designated military
installations and the airport.
Those buses will be escorted to
and from the airport by U.S.
forces armed security personnel.
U.S. Army South's 41st Area
Support Group will publish a
schedule for this bus service as
well as the pickup/dropoff points.
The schedule will be announced
on SCN-TV and Radio and in the
Tropic Times.


elections as soon as possible.
U.S. officials said while they had
preferred the Costa Rican proposal,
the new Latin American proposal
met one bottom-line U.S. demand.
"We don't want Noriega to be able
to claim victory from whatever


emerges," a U.S. official said. "He
won't be able to do that with the
Group of Eight resolution."
The Panamanian election crisis
has been the major focus of the six-
day General Assembly meeting at the
Continued on page 24


USSOUTHCOM readies plan

to cut civilian workers'families


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - The U.S.
Southern Command is preparing a
proposal to reduce the number of
dependents of civilian employees in
Panama. The proposal is being
developed by SOUTHCOM's
Manpower, Personnel and
Administration Directorate and will
be forwarded by Gen. Maxwell
Thurman, SOUTHCOM
commander in chief, to the
Secretary of Defense for final
approval.
The proposal will reduce the
number of DOD civilian families in
Panama as a force protection
measure. A similar plan was
approved last week to reduce the
number of military families in
Panama.
"Our main concern is to ensure the
security and quality of life of all our
DOD employees and their families
assigned to Panama," said Thurman.
"To do this, I want to reduce the
number, and thereby the
vulnerability, of our DOD families in
Panama."
The proposal is based on a set of
principles developed by Thurman.
From these principles, specific rules
will be developed for implementa-
tion.
'We will do our very best to
demonstrate empathy for civilian
members and their families while


remaining sensitive to family
integrity," said Thurman. "In
addition, we will remain sensitive to
the needs of unaccompanied
personnel and minimize financial
hardship for all civilian members and
their families.
"We will also attempt to preserve
the status, privileges and benefits of
civilian employees to the maximum
extent possible," said Thurman.
Thurman stressed that the
command will maintain operational
readiness at all times and will
encourage voluntary participation
with the plan when it is approved to
help ensure it.
In conjunction with this proposal,
all civilian employees were asked to
fill out a questionnaire which asked
questions not found in the
individual's personnel folder. This
information will be used to make the
best-informed decisions possible
when taking into account each
civilian's unique situation.
Work on the proposal will be
completed in the next few weeks and
will then be forwarded to
Washington for final approval.
"I appreciate the hard work our
civilians and their families are doing
here in Panama," said Thurman. "I
also realize that there are many
unique factors to civilian
employment that don't apply to the
military and we are working very
hard to address each of them."


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ENTERING HARBOR - The UNITAS XXXflagship USSBriscoe clears the Bridge of the Americas on its way to
Naval Station Panama Canal piers Tuesday. A report of UNITAS XXX appears on page 7. (U.S. Navy photo by
PH3 Karen Banks)


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'Excellence is the Standard'for CA T



They specialize in difficulties, projects


HOWARD AFB (1978th CG/PA)
- The 1978th Communications
Group's Centralized Antenna Team,
or CAT, recently answered the call
for a special antenna job.
The Defense Mapping Agency,
Washington, D.C., had two
components in Panama.
The Defense Mapping Agency -
Inter-American Geodedic Survey
(DMA-IAGS), Fort Clayton,
recently transferred to Fort Belvor,
Va. This component of the Defense
Mapping Agency, Combat Support
Center, (DMA-CSC), Albrook AFS,
makes the maps DMA-IAGS uses.
However, since IAGS manned the
network control station which is the
communications link to the regional
offices throughout Central and
South America, the network's new
home was to become the CSC.
Therefore, a call for technical
assistance went out to the U.S. Air
Force and Army in Panama for
antenna and radio relocation.
"We frequently help out the other
units with specialized antenna
problems or projects. When we heard
about the agency job I went and
surveyed exactly what had to be
done," said TSgt. Terry A. Ford,
noncommissioned officer in charge
of the 1978th's Antenna Maintenance
work center.
"The agency thought they would
have to pay $500 a day for a suitable
crane to reach the antenna, which
was located on top of a 75-foot
building on Fort Clayton. But we
could do the work with our
equipment and trained technicians,
saving them money. The Army didn't
have the expertise, manpower or
equipment to do what was
necessary," he said.
Besides Ford, the CAT team
members were: TSgt. Joseph


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



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McConnell, SrA Trevor Kearns,
Senior Airman Patrick Patterson,
Ralph Harden, Airman Nome
Compton and Airman Kenneth Kite.
Using the CAT's huge cherry-
picker type low-profile truck, a 125-
pound Log Periodic antenna was
removed from building 127, Fort
Clayton.
Two antenna/cable maintenance
technicians on top of the slanted roof
released the antenna from it's
mounting bracket. It was then
transferred to technicians waiting in
the low-profile dual buckets who
were suspended near the roof. After
securing the antenna between the
buckets, it was slowly lowered,
placed on the ground and the eight
antenna elements dismantled.
The antenna was relocated to
DMA - CSC's building 800. A
complete corrosion control
inspection was done and the antenna
was reassembled for installation. The
CAT team erected a 48-foot self-
supporting tower and the antenna
was mounted on top of the tower.
Next came the communication
hook-up. About 125 feet of radio
frequency and control cable was
installed fromt he tower to building
800, where they relocated the radio.
"After connections and antenna
alignment were completed, radio
checks were done between the
network control station and several
of the stations in the region - they
each were loud and clear," said Ford.
The Defense Mapping Agency
now has communication capabilities
with it's regional units throughout
Latin America. Maj Douglas L.
Botts, CSC commander, said "I am
very pleased with the installation and
I agree with the CAT team's motto
'Excellence is the Standard.' "


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Using their low-profile truck, the 1978th Communications Group's
Centralized Antenna Team members secure the Defense Mapping Agency's
antenna, Fort Clayton, between the buckets to be lowered to the ground for
dismantling and relocation to Albrook Air Force Station. (U.S. Air Force
photo by Amn. Nome Compton)


Assistant NCOIC ................ SFC Richard A. Czizik
Editorial Staff....................... Sgt. Monique Chere
Spec. Anthony Craft
Spec. John Hall
AIC Randy Lawson
Composing Room .................... Rosemary Chong
T im Carolyn Coffey
Sim es Mary Munoz


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


our readers say

Keep kids safe with seat belts --always

The Editor,
The Tropic Times

This is the fourth time in two years that I'm writing about parents not
putting seat belts on their children. I get so frustrated and angry when I see
kids standing inside cars or, worse yet, riding in the back of pickups with
no seat belts on.
I applaud the article in a recent Tropic Times about the importance
and mandatory nature of wearing seatbelts, and how few people comply.
I only ask you to think about child/children, who are completely at your
mercy for their safety. Do you need to hear about the 2-year-old who was
thrown from the car and splattered on the highway because you were too
lazy and insensitive to restrain him or her? That child will not hear his/her
favorite bedtime story or have the chance to experience the richness of life.
How could you live with yourself if you were responsible for this tragic
scenario? If you love your child/children, show it by simply putting seat
belts on them if over 5 years old and using car seats properly if under five.
Our MPs and SPs are doing a great job. I would further challenge them
to strictly enforce the seat belt regulation by not allowing anyone on base
who is not strapped in. How many times have I seen unrestrained kids and
adults enter a military reservation, with nothing said to them?
By the way, parents, be prepared for me to keep embarrassing you in
public if I see you driving with no seatbelts on your kids.

Capt. Mark Wise


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EFMB: Only the best earn this honor


by PFC Megra Johnson

FORT SHERMAN (USARSO
PAO) -Soldiers put their military
knowledge and life saving ability to a
four-day test while reaching for the
Expert Field Medical Badge.
More than 90 soldiers participated
in this cycle's EFMB training in
pursuit of the highest honor awarded
medics during peace time.
Although the test is optional, it's
highly recommended for medics.
"The EFMB is a symbol of
excellence," said Spec. Alonso
Melton, 5th Battalion, 87th Infantry
Regiment.
Before the hands-on training
began, soldiers were given a written
skills test which measured their basic
understanding of military and
medical skills. Soldiers had to
demonstrate military knowledge
through common tasks such as;
Nuclear, Chemical and Biological
protection and decontamination and
assembling and qualifying,with an
M-16 rifle.
The written test eliminated more
than half the class while the
remaining candidates prepared to go
to the field.
They were motivated and prepared
to embark on the field testing with a
"can do" attitude. However, political
unrest caused a two-week delay that
affected the testing process.
Some of the test evaluators and
candidates couldn't continue after
the delay. They were either deployed
or left the country for a new duty
station.
When the testing resumed,
additional evaluators had to be
found and positions were changed to
accommodate the losses. Now only 39
students remained.
The delay also broke the students'
momentum. Testing is usually done
in sequence with no break between


the areas of evaluation. After the
written test candidates were
motivated to complete the testing.
They had to adopt an attitude which
allowed them to take the testing in
doses. "I just take it one day at a
time," said Melton. "Every step will
be a challenge, and when I finish it is
an accomplishment," he added.
The first test after the break was
the Jungle Operations Training
Center day and night navigation
course. Candidates were given a map
and four objective point coordinates.
Of the four points soldiers were
required to find three in three hours.
Many of the candidates considered
land navigation the hardest testing
area. "The conditions, environment
and thickness of the jungle make it
difficult," said Spec. Adolph Ramos,
534th Military Police Company
(Combat Support).
The land navigation course took
its toll on 21 candidates. The 18
candidates who completed the course
went on to the Emergency Medical
Treatment and survival lanes.
Capt. Ramon Reyes, a 142nd
Medical Battalion company
commander, believes the EMT lanes
are the most difficult part of the test.
"EMT goes beyond the basics of first
aid. You actually have to stabilize a
patient. You need to know how to
save a life, and that's what we're
testing," Reyes said.
After the lanes only 12 candidates
remained to face the litter obstacle
course. A four-man team had to
negotiate hills, narrow passageways,
high and low obstacles and the jungle
terrain while carrying a 150-to-170
pound patient.
All 12 candidates passed the
course. "At this point in the game I
didn't expect anyone to fail," said
MSgt. Victor Carrion, the operation
NCO. "Only the best remain."
Carrion added that he didn't
expect to lose anyone on the 12-mile


forced road march. He didn't.
The 12 candidates all finished the
last testing hurdle within the three
hour time limit and were awarded
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their EFMBs. Now these soldiers
wear the badge of distinction and
remember the painstaking effort of
attaining it.


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Nov. 17, 1989 5




Live fire enhances combat readiness

story by Spec. Bob Blocher
photos by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney

EMPIRE RANGE (USARSO PAO)
- U.S. Army South and augmentee
soldiers recently took the blank adaptors
and "lazer tag"equipment off their M-16s
during two weeks of live-fire exercises at
Empire Range.
Soldiers from the 193rd Infantry
Brigade, 504th Military Police Battalion
and 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
participated in the exercises, which began
at team and squad level, and culminated
in Task Forces "Red Devil" and
"Wildcat."
Maneuvering with bullets flying down
range added a sense of realism to the
training, said SFC Robert K. Estes,
Scout and Mortar Platoon, HHC, Ist
Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry
Regiment. Like Estes, other 1/508th
soldiers found training with live rounds
gave them an experience blanks couldn't
provide.
"Using live ammo kept my head in the ' ' ".
ball game," explained PFC Gary D.

"With blanks, you don't have to aim. But * .-- -
with live rounds, every shot counts. SSgt. Ken McArdle leads soldiers of Company A, 1/508th, into "battle."
Those are your buddies down range."
Sgt. Daniel Ziemecki, 1st Platoon,
Company C, echoed Sartin's feelings.
"We're a lot more conscious of where we
put our rounds. In combat, soldiers are
injured by friendly fire. Soldiers who stay -4
safe stay alive."
The exercise also gave soldiers from
different units the chance to work
together.
"I've never done anything like this,"
said Spec. Todd A. Price, 3rd Platoon, - -
Company A. "Firing live rounds and
learning what kinds of support we could
expect built confidence."
"Everybody moved like they had a
purpose," added PFC John D. Terry, Ist
Platoon, Company B. "It made me trust
my buddy and become confident that if
anything really happened, he wouldn't let
me down." SSgt. Derrick Summerville, Company A, 1/508th, charges into mock urban terrain.


SSgt. John Thoman (left) and 1st Lt. Reginald Bostick (right), both from Company A, 5/87th, scout enemy positions.










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Nov. 17, 1989


Antitank platoon gives comfort in live-fire


by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - High explosives and cold
logic are two ingredients needed to
overcome an armored vehicle on the
battlefield.
Both were demonstrated by
riflemen from 3rd Platoon,
Company B, 5th Battalion, 87th
Infantry Regiment and the Antitank
Platoon from HHC, 5/87th during
recent live-fire exercises at Empire
Range.
"The purpose of the mission was to
build confidence by getting us to
work together," said 1st Lt. Jeffrey
Smith, AT platoon leader.
Unexpected enemy armor in the
battlefield can have disastrous results
for infantrymen who aren't prepared.
"You have to contend with the
armor first," said PFC John
Spratlin, 3rd Platoon. "It completely
changes the scheme of things.
But these infantrymen take
comfort in their antitank platoon.
"We know they're right behind us,"
Spratlin said.
Moving into action as soon as they


receive a call for help, antitank
platoon soldiers get the right weapon
in place quickly.
Their arsenal of antitank weapons
runs from lightweight, shoulder-fired


rockets to vehicle-mounted missile
systems. In fact, the worst part of
their mission is having to carry crew-
served weapons into place, according
to Spec. Bill Ferguson.


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Providing cover for their squad an M-60 team from Company C 5/87th
Infantry slams live rounds into an enemy position. (U.S. A rmy photo by Spec.
PaulL. Sweeney)


TERPS is key to safe landings, takeoffs


HOWARD AFB (1978th CG/PA)
--The weather at Howard Air Force
Base can get to the point that
visibility for pilots is nonexistent,
and the key to a safe landing or
departure becomes TERPS.
TERPS, or Terminal Instrument
Procedures,is the development of
standard arrival and departure
routes that ensure separation of
aircraft and obstacles in the terminal
area. These procedures are especially
important when visibility is virtually
nonexistent due to weather
conditions. TERPS is the key to
flying-safety success at each airport
facility worldwide.
The TERPS sky-mapping job at
Howard AFB belongs to TSgt.
David P. Farmer, a member of the
1978th Communications Group's
Air Traffic Services Division.
He is watch supervisor qualified in
the control tower and radar final
approach facility, and is Spanish-
language qualified.
"I design the best possible
departure and arrival route, and let
the pilot know, through flight
information publications, how fast
to descend or climb to keep from
hitting antenna towers, hills, tall
buildings, etc. My development of
procedures takes into account the
height of local obstructions and
aircraft weight," said Farmer.


"TERPS is particularly important
in Panama because of the high
terrain in the immediate area of the
Howard AFB flightline. His job here
is doubly demanding since almost
every radio aid to navigation needed
for air traffic control is available at
Howard AFB. This gives the base the
ability to serve every type of aircraft
in the world," said SMSgt. Willie F.
Elizandro, Air Traffic Control
Complex, chief controller.
Howard AFB has a wide range of
aircraft that use the facility regularly,
they include: the U.S. Air Force's
OA-37 Dragonfly, A-7 Corsair II, C-
130 Hercules, C-141 Starlifter, C-5
Galaxy, and a variety of U.S. Army
helicopters that include UH-1 Hueys,
AH-1 Cobras, UH-60 Blackhawks
and CH-47 Chinooks.
The 1978th's air traffic controllers
in the control tower and radar final
control facility also handle a wide
range of other aircraft from Central
and South American countries.
Elizandro said, "Farmer spends
many hours working equations to
ensure flight paths are obstruction
free within a 60-mile radius of the
Howard AFB flightline. From design
to publication of the local instrument
procedures for aircraft, and
maintenance of each procedure, full-
time attention is required in doing
TERPS with perfection."


When an instrument procedure is
completed, it must be flight checked
by local pilots to verify the procedure
is safe and meets the need of the
users.
The instrument procedure for the
military airfield is then forwarded to
the 1978th's intermediate
headquarters, Tactical Com-
munications Division, for approval
and the Federal Aviation
Administration for concurrence and
publication.
"With the help of state of the art
automation, procedure development
is much quicker than even a couple of
years ago. But, even with the
computer, it still takes a lot of
creativity to build a procedure that
will comply with local requirements.
Safety is the watch word in TERPS,
and I'm here to serve each pilot in a
very dedicated way," said Farmer.


"It's the worst thing that can
possibly happen to an antitank
platoon," he said. "It really dogs you
out. I can see now why we do PT."
Once the antitank platoon is in
position, the riflemen protect them
while they take on enemy armor.
Recognizing the antitank platoon as
their greatest threat, the enemy will
make every effort to take them out of
action. That's why the antitank
platoon and riflemen are quickto
jump to each other's defense on the
battlefield.
"Trust them? We have to trust
them. They're our infantry," said
PFC David Wilson, AT platoon.
"Likewise, they have to trust us,"
added Spec. Fred Bradley, AT
platoon. "If we go out there and miss
our target, we're not solving the
problem.
Learning to work together is what
this live-fire was about. But other
lessons were driven home as well.
When an antitank rocket literally
rocks your world from 20 feet away,
it puts a whole new meaning to the
words "backblast area all clear" -
not to mention what it does to your
marksmanship.
Firing an M-60 machine gun from
the hip may look great in the movies,
but it doesn't work in real life. The
muzzle flash can fire up your life, and
there's no knowing where your
rounds will end up, Spratlin said.
"You don't worry about it when
you're firing blanks. You just don't
look to see where the rounds would
really go," Spratlin said, gently
tapping his M-60. "But with live
rounds, this baby really walks
around. You have to hold onto it."
"War is a high-speed, violent state
of confusion," said SFC David de
Camp, AT platoon sergeant.
Soldiers have to deal with battlefield
noise and friendly fire if they're going
to be effective.
From the looks of the targets
downrange, AT Platoon and 2nd
Platoon soldiers aren't going to have
a problem being effective. With
training like this, they're going to be
someone else's problem.


As


THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE - Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan,24th Transportation
Squadron, tells Air Force people how household good vouchers are to be
filled out. With the changes in tour lengths and dependent travel here, many
people are now faced with the prospect of leaving for their next station
sooner than anticipated. (U.S. Air Force photo)







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Nov. 17, 1989 4


UNITASXXX visits U.S. NavalStation


U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) -- The fleet is in this week at
Naval Station Panama Canal - the
UNITAS fleet, that is.
UNITAS is an annual training
deployment in which maritime
nations of South America operate
with the United States Navy either


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bilaterally or in multinational
exercises.
The deployment transits the
Caribbean Sea and areas of the
Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and
reinforces the strategic importance of
these vital sea lanes of
communications.
The idea for a training deployment
to South America was first conceived


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in 1959 and was developed under the
direction of the Chief of Naval
Operations, Adm. Arleigh A. Burke.
UNITAS has been conducted
annually ever since.
Originally, UNITAS was oriented
toward anti-submarine warfare.
Successive years have added
exercises in anti-air warfare, anti-
surface warfare, electronic warfare,


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USS Briscoe, flagship of the UNITAS XXXfleet, docks at Naval Station Panama Canalpiers Tuesday. (U.S. Navy
photo by PH3 Karen Banks)


communications, seamanship, and
"freeplays" which employ all facets
of naval warfare.
Most recently, amphibious
operations, naval gunfire support,
helicopter crossdecking, mine
warfare, and Coast Guard
operations have also been
incorporated into the deployment.
The operational exercises
conducted under the aegis oi
UNITAS are unique in that nc
formal government agreements
govern their execution. UNITAS is
truly a Navy-to-Navy operation.
The name "UNITAS" (Latin for
"UNITY") is aptly chosen for the
deployment. Because it was
formulated and implemented with an
emphasis on cooperative efforts,
UNITAS has historically been of
mutual benefit to the respective
participating navies.
Senior South American and U.S.
Navy officers who have been
involved in UNITAS during its
lengthy history consistently extend
strong support for continuing these
operations.
While exercises at sea are the
primary focus of the deployment,
inport activities support UNITAS
objectives as well. These activities
center on training symposiums as
well as humanitarian and community
relations projects undertaken by the
U.S. sailors working in concert with
South American naval personnel.
A positive atmosphere results
from these close navy-to-navy
relationships. A primary objective of
this year's UNITAS is to continue
building upon these solid traditions
of hemispheric naval cooperation.


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USS RichardE. Byrd, one of the UNITAS XXX fleet, gets a helping hand docking at Naval Station Panama Canalpiers
Tuesday. (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Karen Banks)


Naval Station

makes 48-hour

safety check-up
U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) -- While a recent rash of
Navy accidents has been big news
lately, the other side of the coin
hasn't received much play.
In reality, the Navy's recent
safety record is enviable.
Compared to 1987, the record this
year reflects at least a 50 percent
reduction in all accident
categories, including fatalities.
The trend has been a gratifyingly
downward one.
The Navy Safety Stand Down
announced this week is "a time to
back away from the trees and take
a look at the forest." This stand
down is an excellent medium to
do just that and keep the trend
plummeting down," according to
the Commander in Chief, Atlantic
Fleet, Adm. Powell F. Carter Jr.
Here at Naval Station Panama
Canal, the response to the stand
down has included supervisor-
training meetings, opened with
remarks by Capt. J. S. Comer,
commanding officer, in which
participants were tasked with
eliciting input from all hands in
evaluating their immediate work
areas for safety considerations.
This afternoon the supervisors
will meet again to determine
responses necessary to any
immediate safety concerns.
Though there have been no lost-
time accidents at the Naval
Station this fiscal year, safety will
continue to assume ever greater
emphasis in daily and routine
operations.


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U.S. news



Pennsylvania restricts abortion rights


HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) -
Gov. Robert P. Casey said
Wednesday he would sign a bill that
would tighten Pennsylvania's
abortion restrictions and praised the
measure as "a positive step forward."
"I'm told the bill is in the same
form as it was when it left the House.
If that's the case, I1l sign it," Casey
told reporters while on his way to an
unrelated meeting.
"I think from my point of view, the
bill is good legislation. I've said that
from the beginning. I think it's a
positive step forward that we're
protecting unborn life after the 24th
week when children can live outside
the womb."
The state Senate approved the
House-passed legislation, 33-17,
Tuesday night without changes
despite pro-choice senators'repeated
attempts to amend the multi-faceted
bill. The bill cleared the House Oct.
24.
Casey is not expected to receive the
bill until Friday at the earliest, when
House Speaker James Manderino
returns from an out-of-town
commitment. The governor may not
sign it without the signature of the
speaker, a Democrat who voted for
the bill last month.
With Casey's signature, which he
has promised all along, the bill would
become the first and most far-
reaching anti-abortion statute to be
enacted in the nation since the
Supreme Court's Webster v.
Reproductive Health Services
decision in July.
It imposes a 24-hour waiting
period, requires husbands to be
notified of a wife's intent to get an
abortion, bans most abortions after


the 24th week of pregnancy, bars
"sex-selection" abortions and
restricts the use of fetal tissue in
research.
Its chief sponsor, Rep. Stephen
Freind, R-Delaware, has said one of
his goals is to challenge the.Supreme
Court's 1973 decision in Roe v.
Wade that legalized abortion.
"Pennsylvania was, is and always
will be... pro-life," Freind said. "This
gives a real big shot in the arm to the
national pro-life movement."
Casey, a Democrat who faces re-
election next year, was asked if his
anti-abortion will harm him
politically.
"That remains to be seen," he said.
"I think the election will take care of
itself."
Although unable to stop an anti-
abortion bill considered the most
restrictive in the nation, abortion
rights advocates predicted women
would find ways to terminate their
unwanted pregnancies.
But supporters of the legislation
said its passage showed
Pennsylvania's "pro-life" leanings
and predicted it would give
momentum to other states that want
to limit abortions.
"It's not going to stop one abortion
and I've not talked to anyone that
says it will," said Sen. Ralph Hess, a
Republican abortion rights
advocate. "All it's going to do is
create more paperwork and force
women to lie."
National women's groups,
predicted legislators who approved
the measure would be tossed out of
office by an electorate that has grown
more assertive about a woman's
choice to have an abortion.


Kate Michelman, executive
director of the National Abortion
Rights Action League, said in a
statement, "Pennsylvania legislators
are defying the pro-choice majority
of their state and they will pay a
political price in the 1990 elections."
NARAL scheduled a candlelight
vigil at Casey's official residence
Wednesday night to urge him to veto
the bill and prevent the return of
women to "the dark ages."
Senate Minority Leader Robert
Mellow, a Democrat, called the
a -c" ' A.- r


measure a "limited pro-choice bill
that reflects mainstream
Pennsylvania. It helps protect the
rights of the unborn, the sanctity of
life."
Mellow, the adoptive father of two
girls, said, "Not once during the
entire debate did I hear any mention
whatsoever of the 50,786 children
who in 1988 were aborted. Not once
did I hear that perhaps there is an
alternative to abortion and that is
that very simple thing called
adoption."

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PRO-CHOICE - Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators hold a rally
Monday in downtown San Francisco to protect a woman's right to have an
abortion. (AP Laserphoto)


Secret shuttle mission postponed for two days


SPACE CENTER, Houston
(UPI)-- The shuttle Discovery's
planned launch Monday on a
military flight has been delayed at
least two days to Thanksgiving eve
because of possible short circuits in
two key booster control devices,
officials said this week.
Discovery and its four-man, one-
woman crew had been scheduled for
a night liftoff around 7:30 p.m.
Monday from launch pad 39-B at the
Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
"This was an easy decision to


make," said Forrest McCartney, the
center's director. "When you have a
problem that has as serious a
consequence as this one you want to
take it slow and do it right."
The goal of the flight, the seventh
since the 1986 Challenger disaster, is
classified. But sources and published
reports have said Discovery's
payload is a 6,000-pound spy satellite
capable of eavesdropping on Soviet
military communications.
The countdown to launch had
been scheduled to begin Friday, but


Commercialspace shotfails


WHITE SANDS MISSILE
RANGE, N.M. (Reuter) - A
commercial rocket was deliberately
destroyed 37 seconds after liftoff
Wednesday when it veered far off
course, the second failure in four
attempts by private industry to enter
space.
The Starfire 1 rocket, built by
Space Services Inc. of Houston, was
launched on time at 9:45 a.m. EST.
Its second stage fired properly 15
seconds later, but by then the rocket
was veering away from its planned
trajectory.
At the 37-second mark, controllers
destroyed the rocket when it was
clear the guidance system had
malfunctioned and the vehicle could
be seen tumbling wildly.
Donald Slayton, president of
Space Services Inc., said his
company will keep trying.
"We are going to have 99 good


ones after this," he predicted.
"Hopefully we will find some
relatively small problem and press
on."
Slayton said the failure apparently
was not connected to a problem
discovered late Tuesday in the
attitude control system of the
Starfire 1 rocket.
Slayton would not disclose the
cost of the program.
The Starfire was a 6,000-pound,
two-stage solid fuel vehicle that was
carrying a package of experimental
equipment sponsored by the
University of Alabama in Huntsville's
Consortium for Materials
Development in Space. The
consortium is one of 16 commercial
centers established through NASA
to encourage more private sector
involvement in the space program.
The Starfire was a 6,000-pound,
two-stage solid fuel vehicle.


NASA said the flight was put off to
no earlier than Nov. 22 because of
concern about potential wiring
problems in electrical units attached
to each of Discovery's solid-fuel
boosters.
In addition, small leaks were
found in hydraulic power units used
to move the booster nozzles for
steering during the first two minutes
of flight.
"The launch date ... is being
evaluated at this time but is no earlier
than Nov. 22," NASA said.
Engineers at the Kennedy Space
Center worked Tuesday to strip away
foam insulation at the base of each
booster to gain access to the two
"integrated electronics assemblies"
- IEAs - so they can be removed
and inspected.
The IEAs are the electronic brains
of the giant boosters, routing
computer commands from the
shuttle to the solid-fuel motors and
they must operate properly during
ascent.
Along with removing the IEAs,
technicians also plan to tighten
fittings on the booster hydraulic
power units, or HPUs, in a bid to
stop the leaks.
A NASA spokesman said the
IEAs, built by Bendix Corp., were
modified recently and that engineers
had discovered a potential for wires
in the units to rub against a bracket,
possibly creating a short circuit.
"It was discovered by the vendor
that wiring in these two aft units
could potentially have been routed
such that some wires could rub


against hardware, which could cause
a short," NASA said in a statement.
Discovery's IEAs will be removed
for an inspection and if no problems
are found, the units will be
reinstalled. But the work will delay
the launch at least two days even if no
problems are found.
"It all depends on what we find
when we open these things up," said
an official who asked not to be
named.
To keep their options open,
technicians were ordered to remove
the electronics units from boosters
scheduled for use with the shuttle
Columbia in December. Any two
"good" units will be installed in
Discovery's boosters as warranted.
As for the hydraulic leaks, a source
said if an HPU has to be replaced,
launch would be delayed more than
two days, although the full impact of
such a swap out was not immediately
known.
Discovery's mission is the fifth
fully-classified military shuttle flight
booked by the Department of
Defense. As usual with such
missions, a news blackout is in effect
and NASA has not released any
details about the flight other than to
say Discovery will take off sometime
between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
It will be the first night shuttle
launch since Nov. 26, 1985.
On board will be commander
Frederick Gregory and co-pilot John
Blaha, both Air Force colonels, Navy
Capt. Manley "Sonny" Cartei and
civilians Kathryn Thornton and
Story Musgrave.







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U.S. newsI



Tornadoes slash Huntsville; 19 die


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (UPI.) -
Rescuers using cranes and
floodlights searched Thursday for
victims of the tornadoes that slashed
through the city, killing at least 19
people and injuring nearly 300 more,
authorities said.
Tornadoes roared through six
Southern states Wednesday and as
many as four twisters devastated
Huntsville, trapping dozens of
people in collapsed buildings and
overturned cars during the evening
rush hour, police said.
"It's incredible destruction -
vehicles and debris stacked on top of
each other, in some places 10 to 12
feet deep," said Danny Cooper,


Alabama Emergency Management
Agency Director.
.Huntsville police officials said
there were 19 confirmed deaths and
at least 280 injuries "and we still have
fears that there are more victims in
the rubble," said police spokesman
Ben Jennings.
"We're still going through the
debris," said police Sgt. Ron Fudge.
The most destructive tornado in
Huntsville hit at 4:30 p.m. CST and
carved a path of destruction a half-
mile wide and up to 4 miles long,
damaging an apartment complex,
homes, schools, churches and a
shopping center containing at least
10 stores.


BUSH ON EAST GERMANY - With Secretary of State James Baker
looking on, President Bush hails East Germany's move to give its people
unrestricted travel freedom during an Oval Office press conference last
week. (AP Laserphoto)


Rescuers using cranes, backhoes
and floodlights worked into the
morning to sift through rubble of the
demolished Westbury Mall shopping
center, pausing periodically to listen
for possible survivors.
At least four people were killed in
the collapse of the two-story
apartment complex, and at least
three more were killed when one of
the tornadoes struck a technical
college, Fudge said.
One of the twisters skirted an
elementary school. None of the
children still inside about 90 minutes
after the end of classes was injured,
Fudge said, but a motorist outside
was killed.
"An engineering National Guard
unit west of here is bringing their
construction equipment in to lift steel
beams and different pieces of debris,
trying to get in where we can see if
people are there," Fudge said.
It was the third time in 25 years
southeastern Huntsville has been hit
by tornadoes. In May.1974, twisters
destroyed businesses just north of
where Wednesday's damage
occurred.
"We know that there is major
damage widespread," Cooper said.
"It's dark. There's no power. Trees
and power lines are down and it's
impossible to get through the street.
It's not easy to get into the area."
Making matters worse, temperatures
in the area dropped from the mid-70s
before the twisters hit to the mid-30s
afterward, with wind chills in the
mid-20s, the National Weather
Service said. A light snow fell late


Monday.
Thunderstorms also spawned
tornadoes Wednesday in Mississippi,
Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and
South Carolina. A tornado was also
suspected in Morrow County in
north-central Ohio, where several
barns were destroyed and other
buildings damaged.
A couple and their daughter had to
be pulled from the wreckage when a
tornado crushed their house between
Bluff Springs and Mellow Valley in
eastern Alabama. The three were
hospitalized and their conditions
were not immediately known.
Several dozen houses and mobiles
homes in the area were destroyed and
more were damaged, disaster
coordinators said. About 300 homes
in the area were without telephone
service and electric power.
Several tornadoes were reported in
northern Georgia. The most severe
touched down in Coweta County
south of Atlanta, where it damaged
several mobile homes and vehicles,
uprooted trees and injured several
people.
Traffic was backed up for at least 2
miles on Interstate 85 and other
highways near Palmetto, Ga.,
because of accidents and debris.
The twister flipped a television
satellite truck several feet in the air
just seconds after the TV
photographer stepped from it.
A tornado blew a new roof off the
gymnasium at East Poinsett County
High School in Lepanto, Ark.,
sending students running for cover
under the bleachers.


Capitalgains tax cut ends until next session


WASHINGTON (UPI) -- The
bitter partisan battle over cutting
capital gains taxes ended for this year
with a defeat for President Bush on
Wednesday, but the struggle over
taxes is likely to resume in the
election year of 1990.
Bush's hard press for a reduction
in the capital gains tax rate ended
when the Senate voted - for the
second time in two days -- not to limit
debate on a tax cut bill already
passed by the House. Senate tax cut
sponsors promised that if they lost
both votes, they would not bring the
issue up again this year.
Congress is trying to finish its
business and adjourn for the year
sometime next week -- before the
Thanksgiving holiday.
The Senate vote was 51-47 in favor
of limiting debate, but that fell nine
votes short of the 60 votes needed to
invoke cloture - the term for
breaking a filibuster. Six of the
Senate's 55 Democrats broke ranks
and voted with all 45 Senate
Republicans in the failed effort to
limit debate.
The vote was identical to
Tuesday's tally, as was the partisan
breakdown.
The margin gave some credence to
tax cut supporters claims they would
win on a straight up-or-down vote on
reducing the tax levied against the
profits from the sale of assets, such as
stocks and real estate.
The Republican-sponsored
proposal before the Senate would
have reduced the tax rate on capitals
gains from the current level of up to
33 percent to as low as 18.2 percent
for assets held by individuals at least


seven years.
The Senate plan differed from the
temporary, two-year capital gains
tax cut to 19.6 percent passed by the
House. Bush, who proposed a
permanent tax cut to 15 percent,
supported either alternative and said
the tax cut would spur economic
growth.
Opponents of the cut said it would
help the rich at the expense of the
middle class and depend the federal
deficit.
The months-long battle over


capital gains stalled or threatened to
stall several key bills, including those
to raise the national debt limit,
efforts to cut the decifit and to aid
Poland and Hungary.
Backers of the capital gains cut
have vowed to renew their fight next
year. But Democratic leaders say
they will consider Bush's proposal
only as part of a larger revenue
package that includes new taxes that
Bush vowed to oppose during last
year's presidential campaign.
The Gramm-Rudman balanced


budget says Congress must cut the
deficit next year from this year's
target of $100 billion to $64 billion
-a $36 billion reduciton that will
prove difficult to accomplish.
"I don't see how you can possibly
reach that (target) without
consideration of revenues," said
House Budget Committee Chairman
Leon Panetta, D-Calif.
He said if Bush balks on accepting
some new taxes, "I don't think
capital gains can move next year
either."


Cutting cholesterol clears up arteries


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three
studies provide new dramatic
evidence that people with heart
disease who cut down on cholesterol
can actually begin to clean out the
clogged arteries that threaten their
lives.
"All three studies show that
whether you use diet or drugs, you
can lower cholesterol dramatically,"
said Dr. Basil M. Rifkind of the
National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute. "The greater your
reduction in cholesterol, the greater
your reduction in heart disease."
Cholesterol kills by plugging up
the blood vessels that feed the heart's
own muscle. The latest studies show
that when people take cholesterol-
lowering medicines or go on strict
vegetarian diets, they can stop new
fatty deposits from building up in
their arteries.
Often they can actually turn back
the clock, eliminating some of the
damage of a lifetime of too much
cholesterol.


"We are excited about these
results," said Dr. Daniel Steinberg of
the University of California, San
Diego. "They strengthen our resolve
to try to save more lives by lowering
cholesterol."
The studies were cited by some of
the nation's top heart experts as they
sought to quiet doubts that have been
raised about the wisdom - or need
-for lowering everyone's
cholesterol.
The three reports were presented
this week at the annual scientific
meeting of the American Hrol
Facts," was intended to rebut a
September article in Atlantic
Monthly.
In the article, "The Cholesterol
Myth," Washington-based writer
Thomas J. Moore argued there is no
firm proof that lowering blood
cholesterol levels saves lives or that
people live longer by changing what
they eat. The doctors countered that
evidence to the contrary is
overwhelming.
Their point-by-point challenge of


Moore's report concluded that "the
evidence more than justifies the
current national campaign for
cholesterol control."
Six of the nation's most prominent
heart experts presented the joint
statement and outlined the case
against cholesterol.
"If you give the message that
cholesterol is a myth, it is wrong. It is
important that we detect and treat
it," said Dr. John C. LaRosa of
George Washington University.
The doctors cited 36 different
studies, including several not
mentioned in Moore's article. They
said he had ignored some of the most
persuasive data, including animal
and population studies, and misread
other research.
"There is overwhelming data that
in addition to lessening your heart
attack risk in your 40s, 50s and 60s,
you will live a little longer by
following a better diet," said another
panel member, Dr. William Castelli
of the Framingham Heart Study in
suburban Boston.







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Nov. 17, 1989


I U.S. news



Walesa winds down goodwill trip to U.S.


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Solidarity founder Lech Walesa,
winding down his goodwill trip to
Washington, charmed and wheedled
U.S. leaders but never wavered from
his goal of enlisting more aid for
Poland's struggling economy.
"We believe," he told Congress
Wednesday, "that assistance
extended to democracy and freedom
in Poland and all of Eastern Europe
is the best investment in the future
and in peace - better than tanks,
warships and warplanes - and
investment leading to greater
security."
And as a fitting end to his historic
visit to Washington, Walesa met
Thursday with Secretary of State
James Baker, Commerce Secretary
Robert Mosbacher and Agriculture
Secretary Clayton Yeutter.
The burly 46-year-old union leader
has received a warm welcome at each
of his official stops, but even
Washington veterans were moved by
the extended ovation he received
when he became only the second
foreigner to speak to Congress who
was not a head of state.
Rep. Sherwood Boelhert, R-N.Y.,
said Walesa's speech was "probably
the most emotional experience I've
had since I've been in Congress," and
CIA Director William Webster
commented, "I think it lifted our
hearts and makes us see
opportunities."
Walesa stood at the podium as
lawmakers, military and civilian
leaders and the diplomatic corps,
including Soviet ambassador Yuri
Dubinin, gave him a 3 1/2 minute
standing ovation. His speech was


interrupted 25 times by applause.
Although he grinned broadly at
the packed chamber, Walesa quickly
got to the business at hand - talking
business in the capital of capitalism.
"We would like cooperation under
decent and favorable conditions," he
said. "We would like Americans to
come to us with proposals of
cooperation bringing benefits from
both sides."
Recalling that the Soviet Union
refused to let Poland participate in
the Marshall Plan -which rebuilt
Western Europe after World War II
- Walesa said, "Now is the time
when Eastern Europe awaits an
investment of this kind -an
investment in freedom, democracy
and peace - an investment adequate
to the greatness of the American
nation.
Walesa said that Poland's new role
"is viewed with understanding by our
Eastern neighbors and their leader,
Mikhail Gorbachev."
"This understanding lays
foundation for new relations
between Poland and the U.S.S.R.,
much better than before," Walesa
said. "These improved mutual
relations will also contribute to
stabilization and peace in Europe,
removing useless tensions.
"Poles have had a long and
difficult history, and no one wants
peaceful coexistence and friendship
with all nations and countries - and
particularly the Soviet Union -
more than we do," Walesa said. "We
believe that it is only now that the
right and favorable conditions for
such coexistence and friendship are
emerging."


Walesa, who sparked the
movement toward democracy in
1980 when he climbed over a fence at
Gdansk's Lenin shipyard to join and
then lead an unauthorized strike, is
only the second foreigner who was
not a head of state to address
Congress. The first was Revolution-
ary War hero Marquis de Lafayette
in 1824.
Walesa, the 1983 Nobel Peace
Prize winner, said more than 40 years
of communist rule has "led the Polish
economy to ruin, to the verge of utter
catastrophe."
But Walesa said, "We are not
asking for charity, or expecting
philanthropy. But we would like to
see our country treated as a partner
and a friend."


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Joining Walesa Wednesday at the
annual convention of the AFL-CIO,
President Bush called on the
American labor movement to join
with business and government in "a
partnership for progress in Poland,
for the sake of a nation and a people
that deserve our help."
"Labor, business and government
can and should be partners and
activists for Poland's future," Bush
said.
To support the reforms under way
in Poland, Bush named a group of
business executives, private
economists and labor leaders to a
Cabinet-level delegation that will
visit Poland late this month to
determine how the United States can
help rebuild the Polish economy.


MAN OF THE HOUR - Solidarity founderLech Walesa greets a'crowd in*
Hamilton, Ontario, at the start of his Canada-U.S. visit Monday. He likened
Canada's $45 million in aid to Poland to "donating an expensive tie to a
corpse." (AP Laserphoto)


Decaffeinated coffee may increase cholesterol


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - play a role in heart disease, according
Drinking decaffeinated coffee to a study presented this week.
appears to raise levels of harmful Drinking decaffeinated coffee
cholesterol in the blood and might boosts low-density lipoprotein, or

U.S. voters view Gorbachev


almost asfavorably as Bush


BOSTON (UPI) - American
voters view Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev almost as favorably as
they view President George Bush,
but a large majority say the Cold War
is not over, according to a survey
published Thursday.
The weekly tracking poll
sponsored by the Boston Globe and
WBZ-TV showed Bush was viewed
favorably by 76 percent of the polled
registered voters, while Gorbachev
was viewed favorably by 65 percent.
Bush was viewed unfavorably by
16 percent of the voters, while
Gorbachev's negative rating was 19
percent. Gorbachev was more
popular than Bush among
Democrats, Hispanics and upper-
income voters, the poll said.
The results were based on a survey
of 1,001 registered voters conducted
between Nov. 12 and 14, a few days


after East Germany opened its
borders to the West. The margin of
error for the poll was 3 percent, the
paper said.
Although Gorbachev was viewed
favorably by a majority of American
voters, 61 percent responded "no"
when asked if communism has been
defeated by democracy.
A large majority also opposed
U.S. aid to the Soviet Union. Forty-
nine percent supported economic aid
to Eastern Europe but only 29
percent favored economic assistance
to the Soviet Union.
"The message is they like and
respect Gorbachev personally for
what he has done but they are really
cautious about what is going on,"
pollster Gerry Chervinsky told the
Globe.
But Americans' attitudes about the
Soviet Union and communism
apparently have changed, the paper
said.
Fifty-eight percent agreed that
citizens of the two superpowers are
very much alike, a 25 percent
increase from a poll in June. And 69
percent agreed that the two countries
are moving from being enemies to
being partners, up from 61 percent in
June.


LDL - the so-called bad cholesterol
- an average of 7 percent, the
research found.
That could translate into about a
12 percent increase in the risk of
heart disease, said Dr. H. Robert
Superko, who directed the research.
"Does coffee cause heart disease?"
Superko said. "I don't know. We can
only say that coffee causes
cholesterol changes."
He added, "It's not like going out
and eating cheesecake, but the
overall impact could be great,"
considering decaffeinated coffee's
popularity.
Earlier studies of a possible link
between coffee and heart disease
have yielded mixed results; some
have suggested that there may be an
association, but others have not.
Until now, much of the suspicion
about coffee's possible role has
centered on caffeine, the substance
that gives coffee its kick.
However, the latest research,
presented at the American Heart
Association's annual meeting, raises
the possibility that decaffeinated
coffee could be the real villain.
Superko is director of the Lipid
Research Clinic at Stanford
University. He conducted his
research on 188 healthy, middle-aged
coffee drinkers.
No single study can prove that
something is harmful, and the latest
findings will have to be duplicated by
other researchers before doctors are
convinced they are true.
Dr. Charles Hennekens of
Harvard Medical School was
skeptical.


"One has to question whether it's
something else that coffee is a marker
for, rather than coffee itself," that
raises cholesterol levels, he said.
George Boecklin, president of the
National Coffee Association in New
York, said he had not seen the latest
research.
"Coffee and cholesterol have been
investigated in many studies with
conflicting results," Boecklin said.
"We agree with researchers that it is
too soon to make any definite
choices."
In the study, the volunteers drank
three to six cups a day of ordinary
brewed, caffeinated coffee for two
months. Their cholesterol levels were
then checked, and they were
randomly assigned to one of three
groups - more regular coffee,
brewed decaffeinated or no coffee.
Cholesterol levels remained steady
in those who stayed on caffeinated
coffee or gave up coffee entirely. But
in the decaf drinkers LDL levels rose
nine milligrams per deciliter, or 7
percent.
Superko said he doubts that the
process of taking out caffeine
changes the coffee so that it raises
cholesterol. He said the difference
may result from the kinds of beans
that go into different types of coffee.
Superko cautioned that the study
does not entirely exonerate ordinary
coffee, because it could contribute to
heart disease in other ways, such as
by triggering rhythm abnormalities
or spasms in heart arteries.
"I'm not saying everyone should
stop drinking decaf," he said.


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_I things to do


1,11, R. Warner. For more information
l 11 call 287-5957.

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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.

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.






Family month
Communtiy and family activities
will hold a variety of programs to
celebrate Family Month throughout
November:
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 Sunday.





Moonlight cruise
A Moonlight cruise, sponsored by
Valent Center, departs from Pier 1
at, Rodman, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2 3. The
cruise goes to Taboga Island and
returns at 10:30 p.m. Dance and
snacks are available. Get your tickets
today. For more information call
287-6500.
Teen party
A Jr. Teens Party will be held at
Fort Clayton Youth Center 5 p.m.
Tonight. A dance contest and games
will highlight the evening. For more
information call 287-6451.
Youth features
Youth Features will be held at Fort
Clayton Youth Center. Enjoy eating
contests Saturday and learn how to
make an apple pie Wednesday.
For more information call 287-6451.
Youth talent
A Youth Talent Contest will be
held at Fort Clayton Youth Center 5
p.m. Nov 25. All ages are invited to
participate. Prizes will be awarded.
For more information call 287-6451.

Angles lights
The "Angles Lights Colors
Photographic Exhibit" will be held at
Fort Clayton Arts & Crafts Center, 7
p.m. Monday. Exhibits include
award winning and colorful
photographs of Panama by Stuart G.


A Barro Colorado Island tour will
visit the Smithsonian Research site
Dec 2. Registration is underway at
Valent Center. For more
information call 287-6500.
Canal transit
Valent Center has organized a
complete transit of the canal. Tickets
are on sale now at Valent. The transit
is scheduled for Sunday. For more
information call 287-4201.
Aerobics class,
An Aerobics class will be held at
Valent Recreation Center beginning
early December. Morning and
evening classes are available for your
convenience. For more information
call 287-4201.
Family fun day
A Family Fun Day will be held at
Clayton Pool 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Nov.
25. Individual and team events for all
ages include a slow-dive contest. DJ
and pop music is free. Refreshments
will be available. For more
information call 287-3363.
Isla Mamey
An Isla Mamey Snorkel and
Diving Trip sponsored by CRD
Outdoor Recreation will be held Nov.
25. Register at building 154, Fort
Clayton. For more information call
287-3363.





Singles thanksgiving
A Single Soldiers Thanksgiving
Dinner will be held at Cocoli
Community Center 4 p.m. Thursday.
Reservations are being accepted. For
more information call 287-3363.


Trap range
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR invites you to visit its Trap
Range! Schedule is as follows:
Thursday and Friday 4 p.m. through
dusk. Saturday, Sunday and
Holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Firearms
use will be provided, rental free.
Free movies
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Center is offering free
movies for all hands and dependents.
The movies are played at Crews'
Lounge, building 88 NAVSTA-
PANCANAL, Rodman and
MCSFCo classroom, building 3005
NAVSTAPANCANAL (MARBKS).
Two different features are shown
each night, one at 7 p.m. and another
at 9 p.m. For more information call
283-5307.
Motorboat classes
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, MWR sponsors Boston
Whaler classes. For information on
dates call 283-5307.


Navy officers' club
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal Officers' Club lunch hours
have been extended from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m. for the convenience of all
guests. O-Club members are
reminded they are open 7 days a
week.

Charter fishing
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, MWR once again offers
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.
Tour and travel
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR now has a tour and travel.
service. Located in building 65, hours
are: Monday through Friday, 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 12
p.m. Individual tours available upon
request. For more information on
tours and trips, call 283-5307.

Talent show
A talent show will top off the
Navy/Marine Appreciation
Christmas Party. Talented? Nervy
anyway? Sign up now! Deadline is
Thursday. Call Lt. Carpenter at
283-4464.


The Zodiac Recreation Center is
sponsoring the following tourna-
ments during November:
Sunday - Darts tournament, 7 to
10 p.m.
Wednesday - Spades tournament,
7 to 10 p.m.
Nov. 26 - Darts tournament, 7 to
10 p.m. There is a small fee for each
tournament and advance registration
is required. For more information
call 284-6161/6109.
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
Monday 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.
SAll active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate. A small fee is charged
for each class.
Howard arts/crafts
The Howard Arts and Crafts
Center is offering the following
classes and special events:
Saturday - Free ceramic pouring
class in English, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday - Mother of pearl
demonstration, 10:30 a.m.
Monday - Beginners tole
painting class, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday - Beginners cross
stitch class, 6:30 a.m.
Nov. 24 - 50 percent off firing.
All activities take place in building
711 at Howard Air Force Base. For
more information, call 284-6361.
Christmas bazaar
The Howard Youth Center is
hosting a Christmas Bazaar Dec. 2
from 1 to 5 p.m. For more
information, call 284-4700.

Tours
The following tours will be offered
during November:
Nov. 24 - Special Isla Grande
tour for families at a reduced price, 6
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 26 - Gorgona Beach tour, 7
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nov. 28 - Miraflores Locks and
Contractor's Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All tours depart from the Howard
Theater. A small fee is charged. For
more information call 284-6161.
Swimming pools
The Howard and Albrook
swimming pools have many activities
for groups, families or individuals
scheduled monthly.
For information on the pool
activities at Albrook, call 286-3555,
or at Howard, call 284-3569.


Outdoor recreation
The Howard Outdoor Recreation
Section will offer the following trips
and classes during November:
Saturday - Snorkeling trip to Isla
Mamey, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - Arenosa fishing trip, 5
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday - Snorkeling trip to Isla
Mamey, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - Indian Village hiking
trip, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 25 - Chagres River
canoeing trip and barbecue, 7 a.m. to
3 p.m.
All tours depart from the Howard
Theater. A small fee will be charged.
For more information, call 284-6109.

Youth bazaar
The Howard Youth Center will
have a bazaar from 1 to 5 p.m., Dec.
2, in the field next to the youth
center. For more information, call
284-4700.

Adult aerobics
Adult aerobic classes are offered
from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and, Friday, at the
Albrook Youth Center. For more
information, call.286-3195.


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Charley Pride Tour
Another type of 'Charlie' will be
experienced in Panama soon. The
"Charley Pride Tour" will arrive in
Panama Dec. 7 at Howard Air
Force Base with performances
scheduled for the Pacific and
Atlantic communities. Shows are
tentatively planned for:
Fort Espinar Theater - Dec. 8,7
p.m.

Fort Clayton Theater - Dec. 9,6
and 9 p.m.
Howard Theater - Dec. 10, 7
p.m.
Sandra Powell, country and
western singer, will open the
shows for 20 minutes, being
followed by Charley Pride's 90
minute performance.


Tire bonanza sale
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, Marine Corps Exchange is
having a Tire Bonanza Sale. Sale
runs now thru Dec. 16, Monday
through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
at the Marine Exchange Warehouse,
building 4 on the Naval Station.
For more information call 283-5777.

Marine exchange
Visit the giant Veterans
Day/Marine Corps Birthday Sale,
through Sunday 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.
A great chance to do all your
Chistmas shopping!

Rodman pool
The Rodman Swimming Pool,
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal,
has re-opened as a five-star facility
featuring a refurbished pool, new
furniture and 'Fleet Landing' the
pool's snack bar.
The pool is open every day from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m.


Holiday formal
A USARSO Holiday Formal will
be held at Fort Amador Officer's
Club,6:45 p.m. Dec. 16. All sergeants
major, officers and GS-07s and
above are invited. For more
information contact unit
representatives. Deadline for
purchasing tickets is Dec. 1.

Job search
Interested in establishing an
effective job search plan? This
workshop is designed to help spouses
develop and use effective strategies
for seeking employment. Class will
be held Nov. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. in
the Family Support Center
Conference Room. For reservations,
call 284-5650.

Managerial skills
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
through 15. Applications must be
received by Tuesday. For more
information call 285-5463 or
285-5159.


Roadrunners
The Isthmian Roadrunners will
hold an annual marathon 4 a.m. Dec.
3. The 26.2-mile out-and-back course
begins in front of Balboa High
School.
Everyone who finishes will receive
a T-shirt, certificate and breakfast.
For more information call 225-6556
after 5 p.m.

Gift service
A gift service for single soldiers
sponsored by the American Society
of Military Comptrollers will be held
at Valent Center 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Nov. 25. For more
information call 287-4201.
Christmas mail
"Wrap and Mail Your Packages
Early" services will be available
beginning Nov. 25 at Ocean Breeze
Center on Fort Sherman. For more
information call 289-6282.

Pacific awards
A Pacific commander's awards
ceremony sponsored by Civilian
Personnel Office Incentive Awards
division will be held at Valent
Recreation Center, Fort Clayton
Nov. 30 at 9 a.m.Rehearsal begins at
7:30 a.m. Leave will not be charged
to those who attend. For more
information call 285-5611.

Alzheimer's group
An Alzheimer's Support Group
Metting will be held at building 115,
Corozal, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov 29. For
more information call 285-6518.

Health class
A Health class will be held at
Sundial Center, Fort Davis, 9 a.m.
Friday. For more information call
289-3889.

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.

Sealed bid sale
IMWR Services Division Supply
Warehouse will hold a Sealed Bid
Sale 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. Nov 28 to 30, building 105, Fort
Amador. Items offered include
boats, trailers and golf carts. For
more information call 282-3218.


Air Force ROTC
Finish college under the AFR 53-
20 commissioning program.
Consider Air Force ROTC at East
Texas State University with its
liberal accreditation of CCAF and
previous college credits. If you are
physically qualified, can achieve
qualifying scores on the Air Force
Officer Qualifying Test, and are
within two years of completing a
bachelor's degree, you've already
made the first hurdle. For more
information, write to: Air Force
ROTC Detachment 830, Box X-2,
ET Station, Commerce, Texas,
75428-1902, or call (214) 886-5200
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. central
time, Monday through Friday.

Weapon check
The 24th Security Police
Squadron is conducting privately-
owned weapons registration checks.
If you reside on Howard or Albrook
and maintain a privately-owned
weapon in your quarters or security
police armory, stop by building 716,
security police supply and equipment
section, on Howard to update your
registration. For more information,
call 284-5904 no later than Dec. 20.

Tapestry class
Tapestry class are being held at
Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts Center.
Three-session courses are now
offered. Learn how to use the munch
needle to apply yarn. For more
information call 287-5957 or stop by
building 180, Fort Clayton.

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
civiliansand dependents are eligible
to participate. For more
information, call 284-6161.

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.


Arts and crafts
Arts & Crafts Sessions will be held
at Fort Clayton Youth Center 3 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday. Thanksgiving
projects will include how to place
cards (Monday) and Pilgrims and
Indians puppets (Tuesday). Don't
miss it! For more information call
287-6451.

Albrook arts/crafts
The Albrook Arts and Crafts
Center is offering the following
classes and special events:
Saturday - Mother of pearl
demonstration, 3 p.m.
Sunday - Halo lustres
demonstration, 3 p.m.
Monday - Beginners clay flower
class, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 24 - 25 percent off all
greenware on the shelves.
All activities take place in building
806 at Albrook Air Force Station.
For more information call 286-3279.

Complaint line
The Department of Engineering
and Housing (Atlantic) is now
providing a complaint line for its
customers. The line is 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.

Ceramics class
A New Ceramics class will be held
at building 155, Fort Clayton, 6:30
p.m. Monday and Wednesdays.
Learn finishing techniques: glazing,
painting, stains and chalking will be
covered. Call to reserve a place. For
more information call 287-4360.

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.


BHS wraps up Homecoming Saturday


BALBOA HEIGHTS (DoDDS
PAO) -- This week has been
Homecoming Week at Balboa High
School. The week's activities have
included competitive hallway
decorations using the theme of
"progress." Dress-up days by
different classes, a Spirit Day, and a
pep rally today will help round out
the festivities during school hours.
Tonight the Homecoming football
games will be featured. The first
game begins at 5 p.m. with the
Curundu Cougars versus the Balboa
Bulldogs. The second game will
begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the
Red Machine versus the PCC Devils.
Between the games there will be a
parade of class floats, cheerleaders
and more. The 1989-90 Homecoming
Court will be presented at that time.
The public is invited to attend this
exciting evening of events.
On Saturday evening the


Homecoming Dance will be held at
the Curundu Cafetorium from 7 p.m.


until 10:30 p.m. for all high school
students. Dress is semi-formal.


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Musicians needed
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
looking for talented individuals in
the areas of music, singing, dancing,
comedy, rappers, etc., to audition for
the Tropic Entertainment Variety
Show, Jan. 21. Allinterested personnel
should call 284-6161/3818. The first
meeting will be at 7 p.m., Friday in
the Zodiac Recreation Center.

SF-171 workshop
Learn how to best present your
qualifications on this job application
form by attending class at the FSC
from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 12. Advance
reservations can be made by calling
284-5650.

Real estate investment
A seminar geared toward
individuals who wish to invest in
income-producing property will be
offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 in
the FSC conference room. For more
information, call 284-5650.
Checkbook class
A Checkbook Management Class
will be held at Valent Recreation
Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov 28. For
reservations or more information
call 285-6517.
Valent classes
Classes upcoming at Valent
Recreation Center during December
include guitar and piano lessons, and
basic and intermediate English and
Spanish for beginners. Register in
advance. For more information call
287-4201.
Language development
A Workshop Session on Language
Development, Infancy to 5 Years,
will be held Saturday at building 156,
Fort Clayton, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Parents are invited to attend. Call in
advance. For more information call
287-5104.

MARS services
If you want to make a phone patch
home, or send a 25-word message,
there is good news. MARS has new
expanded operating hours.
The 1978th Communications
Group's Military Affiliate Radio
System station, or MARS, places


phone patches and send free
telegrams, called MARSgrams, for
U.S. military, civilians and family
.members here to the U.S. or
elsewhere in the world.
Hours for the station are now 7 a.m.
to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight.
seven days a week.
Using the MARS services is easy,
just call the station at 284-4215 or
284-4062 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After
6 p.m. until midnight call 286-3206 or
286-3609.


Martial arts demo
There will be a martial arts
demonstration at the Zodiac
Recreation Center Saturday at 6
p.m. Admission is free and open to
the public. For more information,
call 284-6161.
CRD instructors
CRD Outdoor Recreation Branch
is seeking instructors for canoeing,
windsurfing, sailing, survival skills,
water polo, and archery. For more
information call 287-3363 or stop by
building 154, Fort Clayton.
Childbirth classes
A Prepared Childbirth class will be
held at Valent Center 7 p.m. Nov 23.
For more information call 287-4201.
Waiting wives
A Waiting Wives Support Group
will be held at Fort Clayton
Education Center, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Call 285-5556 for
reservations.
Family classes
Family skills classes are offered
on a regular basis by Army
Community Services. Classes range
from typing to filing business and
military correspondence. For more
information call 284-3105.
HEART
HEART is an organization that
provides child care for volunteers. If
you are currently volunteering or
would like to but need financial
assistance for child care please call
287-6109 or 287-4302. HEART also
needs a secretary. Interested persons
please call.


Thanksgiving feast For more information call 282- Youth Thanksgiving
3534.
The Howard Child Development A Thanksgiving dinner will be
Center will have their Annual Turkey run held at Fort Clayton Youth
Thanksgiving Feast for parents . Center 3 p.m. Sunday. Youth and
and children Wednesday at 11 A Parent/Child Turkey Run will families are invited to attend. For
a.m. Children must be signed-in be held at Fort Espinar Youth advance reservations call 287-
to the CDC in order to Center 8 a.m. Saturday. Register 6451.
participate. For more information now or at the event. Teams must
call 284-6135. consist of a parent and child in the Turkey shoot
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Turkey feast
Come celebrate Thanksgiving at
the Chief Petty Officers Club,
Naval Station Panama Canal,
Thursday. For more information
call 283-5475.

Thanksgiving buffet
A Thanksgiving buffet dinner
will be held at Fort Amador
Officers Club Nov. 25. Two
seatings are available: one at 10
a.m. and the other at 1 p.m.
Tickets are now on sae. A
delicious selection of 'All-
American' dishes will be served.


following age categories: 6 to 8
yrs, 9 to 10 yrs and 13 to 19 yrs.
Turkeys will be awarded to the
winners. For more information or
to register call 289-4605.

Bayview Room
Buffet style Thanksgiving dinner
will be served at the Bayview
Room in Coco Solo Saturday
from 6 to 10 p.m. Dinner is $9.50,
but bring your MWR November
participant and receive $1 off. For
information call 289-5109.

Turkeython
A 'Turkeython' will be held at
Sundial Recreation Center, Fort
Davis, 1 p.m. Thursday. For more
information call 289-3889.


The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal MWR invites you to try
your luck at their First Annual
Turkey Shoot Saturday and
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Naval Station Trap Range.
$50 First Prize, $25 Second Prize
and gift certificates will be
awarded. The closest pellet to the
center wins! For more
information call 283-5307/5103.
A Turkey Shoot will also be held
at the Fort Clayton Pistol Range
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Pistol
shooting event and Frontier Day
contest includes five stations of
pistol firing, knife throwing,
archery, sling shot and bull whip.
Try to win a turkey. For more
information call 287-3363.


13


I'M YOUR PUPPET - DoDDS "Kids on the Block"are back performing
for the 1989-90 school year. The puppets teach students about various topics
relevant to their daily lives. Pictured above are the puppets with their
puppeteers. Students in Ms. Abraham's first grade and Ms. Acker's second
grade at Curundu Elementary School are learning about having a password
for safety. The puppets also help students understand that handicapped
children can join in activities at school. (DoDDS photo)
chilrencanjoinin ctiitie atschol. DoDS poto


Call home free
The 1978th Communications
Group's Military Affiliate Radio
System, or MARS, station and
the Sprint Telephone Company
are offering free calls for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
The 1978th is offering this service
to the continental United States,
Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands for all U.S. military,
family members and Department
of Defense civilians stationed in
Panama.
The MARS station will accept
reservations Monday through
Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reservations are taken on a first-
come, first-serve basis. Calls will
be placed Thursday through Nov.
26 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To make
a reservation call 284-4215.

CDC closings
The Howard Child Development
Center will be closed Thursday to
observe Thanksgiving. For more
information call 284-6135.

PTO meeting
A Parent-Teacher Organization
(PTO) meeting will be held at Diablo
Elementary School, room 411 in
building 5534, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m.
Babysitting is available. All parents
are welcome.
Songfest
The "Lady Baden Powell Songfest,"
sponsored by the USA Girl Scouts
and Muchachas Guias, will be held
from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at
the Howard Air Force Base Theater.
For more information call 287-3939.


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club calendar


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; Thurs., Thanksgiving.
Howard NCO Club - Mon.-Sun., a la
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.,
closed, Thanksgiving.
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.


Howard O' Club - Fri., music.
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., 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 NCO Club -Mon.-Fri.;
Sun., sit down breakfast.
Naval Station Anchorage Club
-Mon.-Fri.
Quarry 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.
-av (rnmmunnitv Clubh -


Howard O'lub - 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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Gingerbread house
Learn to make a Christmas fantasy
come true by making gingerbread
houses. Construction will be in two
phases from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5 and
from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Reservations
are limited to 10 people. Call 284-
5650 soon to sign up.
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.
Alcohol awareness
Adult Children of Alcoholics
holds meetings in building 6550,
Corozal, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. For
information call Debbie at 287-3942
or Ana at 261-8775.
SGM promotion
An Army sergeants major
promotion board will convene in
February. All master sergeants with a
date of rank July 31, 1987 or earlier
are eligible. Record reviews must be
completed by Wednesday.


Explorers
The 24th Security Police
Squadron is recruiting youths,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.
BHS yearbook sales
Balboa High School is now taking
orders for the 1990 'Zonian,' the
school's yearbook. Students should
place their orders as soon as possible.
Yearbooks are $30, name
imprinting is $2.50, and dust covers
are $1. Checks should be made
payable to Balboa High School.
Instructors needed
The Howard and Albrook Youth
Centers are currently looking for
instructors in jazz dancing, ballet,
guitar and modeling. Applicants
must speak, write and read English
fluently. For more information call
284-4700.

Unusual 'society'
The Society for Creative
Anachronism is a non-profit,
educational organization devoted to
the study, of the Middle Ages by re-
enactment of medieval tournament
life.
The organization meets every first
and third Tuesday of the month. For
more info call 287-6729 or write to
PSC Box 2518, APO Miami 34004.








Tropic Times
Nov. 17, 1989


15


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Batman videocassette may hurt theater sales


LOS ANGELES (AP)
Although "Batman - The
Videocassette" was swooping into
national release at midnight
Tuesday, its expected blockbuster
sales make some in the entertainment
industry as grim as the Caped
Crusader himself.
"Batman" is still playing in more
than 500 North American theaters,
according to the latest box-office
figures. The hit movie's speedy
arrival in cassette form could mean
those cinemas are out of luck - and
customers.
"You can look at the lines in the
video stores and think that those
people would be going to the theaters
if that were the only source for the
movie," said Randy Hester, an
executive of the 640-theater

Starr wants to block
sales of new album
ATLANTA (AP) - Ringo
Starr hoped to convince a judge
Wednesday to block release of a
record album that the former
Beatle drummer says was made
mostly under the influence of
drugs and alcohol.
Starr was scheduled to be
among the first witnesses at his
lawsuit to stop release of the 1987
recordings.
The lawsuit against Memphis,
Tenn., record producer Chips
Moman and College Park, Ga.-
based CRS Records contends the
results of the recording sessions
are substandard and would be a
professional embarrassment to
Starr.
A Fulton County Superior
Court judge issued a temporary
order banning the release of the


Cinemark U.S.A. chain in Dallas.
"The video release will really hurt
discount houses, where 'Batman' is
now playing," said Hester, who
couldn't estimate the revenue loss.
Also expected to suffer are owners
of theaters in smaller, regional
markets, where the movie starring
Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson
continues to do steady business.
Warner Home Video is releasing
"Batman" five weeks ahead of the
standard six-month period between a
film's theatrical debut and video
premiere. "Batman" is the fifth-most
successful film in box-office history,
with grosses in excess of $250
million.
The company said last month that
it was releasing "Batman" early
because of consumer inquiries and


market research.
Other 1989 hits such as
"Ghostbusters II" and "When Harry
Met Sally..." also are being rushed to
video ahead of the usual wait.
A few blockbusters - including
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Who
Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Good
Morning, Vietnam" - were held for
a year or more before landing in
video shops.
The "Batman" video carries a
suggested retail price of $24.98, and
sales are expected to challenge the
all-time record of 15 million copies
held by "E.T." Warner Home Video
has refused to say how many tapes it
is shipping.
Diet Coke has joined Warner
Home Video in a multimillion-dollar
promotional campaign tied to the


video. In a TV commercial, Alfred
the Butler warns the "Gotham
Corner Store" that Batman is on the
way to pick up some of the soft drink.
A full-length version of the spot
appears on the video.
In Los Angeles, Tower Video has
converted the entire store into a giant
"Batman" display complete with
Gotham City sets. The Batmobile
was scheduled to deliver the
videocassettes Tuesday night.
Because the video's official release
date is Wednesday, Tower Video -
as well as other stores nationwide -
will stay open until 2 a.m.
"We're going to have a midnight
madness sale," said store manager
Gayle Boswell. Tower has 3,000
copies of the video, and will offer it at
a discount price of $16.95.


Drug-sniffing dogs come up short


PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) - The
first use of drug-sniffing dogs in a
Multnomah County school was a
bust. Not a drug bust, but a failure.
Parkrose High School officials
said drug-detection dogs indicated 75
lockers at the school contained
drugs, but a search produced no
illegal substances.
"The dogs identified 75 hot spots,
but not necessarily the correct
lockers," said principal William
McGovern, who added the scent of
any drugs may have migrated into
nearby lockers.
The search Thursday raised the ire
of some students and patents,


McGovern said. Some students were
pulled out of class for questioning
after the dogs sniffed out their
lockers.
"We got real poor results,"
McGovern said. "A lot of kids were
pulled from class, felt accused and
were very, very embarrassed. "Most
were really shocked that it was their
lockers."
Robert Loury, editor of the
school's student newspaper, said he
accompanied a search team, which
had trouble pinpointing lockers.
"The officers were unable to
identify which locker the dogs were
trying to identify," Loury said.


He said one locker was empty, and
the student to which it was assigned
said it had not been used since school
began.
The dogs also pointed to about 40
cars in the school parking lot,
including some staff cars, school
officials said. McGovern said he had
not decided what to do with the list of
cars identified, because it was
unlikely many contained drugs.
McGovern said he still believes in
his decision to use drug-sniffing dogs
periodically to search the school and
intends to conduct another search
later in the school year.


Week's top videocassette sales, rentals


album in July and extended it in by The Associated Press
August.
Starr has claimed that he and The following are the most-
other musicians at the recording popular videocassettes as they
dates were often drunk and appear in the Nov. 18 issue of
sometimes high on marijuana. Billboard magazine. Copyright 1989,
Moman said that Starr, the Billboard Publications, Inc.
drummer and occasional singer Reprinted with permission.
for The Beatles, came to him in an VIDEOCASSETTE
attempt to revive his sagging SA
career, and that Moman invested AL
$146,239 in the project. According 1. "Bambi" (Disney)
to Moman's lawyer, he rejected an 2. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
offer by Starr of $100,000 to kill (Touchstone)
the album. 3. "The Land Before Time" (MCA)


Miss Teenage America chosen


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jennifer
Kissick of Carlsbad, Calif., was
chosen the 28th Miss Teenage
America, Nov. 7 in the seaside
community of Marina del Rey.
Kimberly N. Tucker, 17, of
Birmingham, Ala., was named
runner-up among 12 finalists in an
event hosted by television actress
Khyrstyne Haje, star of ABC's
"Head of the Class." The 12 were
chosen from 10,000 entries
nationwide.
Miss Kissick, 17, receives a
$15,000 college scholarship and a
complete wardrobe from K Mart.
The contestants were judged on
their scholastic achievements,
general awareness, individual
accomplishments, community
service, poise and appearance.
The winner was determined by a
week of interviews prior to the
pageant and on her poise in on-stage


interviews during the pageant.
"The program is not a beauty
pageant or a talent contest, rather it's
an achievement program which
recognizes outstanding young
women between ages 13 and 18,"said
contest spokesman Marc Powell.
She will have her own monthly
column in 'Teen Magazine, which is
the chief sponsor for the contest, and
make personal appearances to speak
on issues important to teen-agers.
The other finalists were: Candace
Adams, 16, of Rails, Texas; Michele
Renee Allen, 17, Roanoake, Va.;
Tracy Leigh Bondy, 16, Toledo,
Ohio; Trina Clark, 16, Bellingham,
Wash.; Samantha Harris, 15,
Hopkins, Minn.; Virginia Baker
Norton, 17, Jacksonville, Fla., Holly
Rouse, 16, Hornersville, Mo.; Dawn
Wade, 16, Goleta, Calif.; Deirdre
Dianne Walusis, 15, Youngstown,
Ohio; Tracy Wong, 16, Springfield,
Va.


4. "The Wizard of Oz: The Fiftieth
Anniversary Edition" (MGM-UA)
5. "The Best of Eddie Murphy:
Saturday Night Live" (Paramount)
6. "New Kids on the Block: Hangin'
Tough" (CBS)
7. "Lawrence of Arabia"
(RCA-Columbia)
8. "Beetlejuice" (Warner Bros.)
9. "Def Leppard: In the Round In
Your Face" (Polygram) 10.
"Playmates of the Year: The 80s"
(HBO)
11. "Lethal Weapon" (Warner)
12. "Robocop" (Orion)
13. "Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of
Thunder" (CBS)
14. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:


15. "Jane Fonda's Complete
Workout" (Warner)

VIDEOCASSETTE

RENTALS

1. "Working Girl" (CBS-Fox)
2. "Rain Man" (MGM-UA)
3. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
(Touchstone)
4. "Major League" (Paramount)
5. "Pet Sematary" (Paramount)
6. "Beaches" (Touchstone)
7. "The Dream Team" (MCA)
8. "The Naked Gun" (Paramount)
9. "Her Alibi" (Warner)
10. "Tequila Sunrise" (Warner)


The cost of attending college
A 10-year surge in college costs may be
coming to an end, according to a report
by the College Board. Here's a look at
costs for the 1989-1990 schooll year. .-

Ranges of tuition and fees / 31%: $1,500
Percent of enrollment by cost at / to $1,999
four-year public colleges


Average tuition
and fees
r-ye schoote
$842


Private


I 1%: Less than $500
2%: $3,000 or more


SOURCES: The College Board. Colege Entrance Examnhabon Board


Fouryer schools
$1,694







16 Tropic Times
16 UNov. 17, 1989


I military news


Defense industry faces


WASHINGTON (Reuter) -- The
$150-billion-a-year U.S. arms
industry, which flourished under
former president Ronald Reagan,
now faces the ravages of even deeper
military budget cuts in the next five
years than previously expected,
analysts told Reuters.
They cited public euphoria over
democratic reforms in Poland and
Hungary, the crumbling of the Berlin
Wall, the resignation of Bulgarian
President Todor Zhivkov and other
events that are buffeting U.S.
strategic planners.
"The Pentagon and the industry
still want us to see a Commie threat
everywhere. But lightning is killing
the public consensus on the need for
big military spending," said Gordon
Adams of the Center on Budget and
Policy Priorities.
"Newspapers are blaring the end of
the Cold War. We're already seeing a
re-definition of western security
away from tanks toward cleaning up
pollution," said Andrew Kimbrell of
the Foundation on Economic
Trends.
The headlines from the Soviet Bloc
spell big changes for the likes of
Northrop Corp., which hopes to
build 132 B-2 Stealth bombers at
$530 million each and high-flying
General Dynamics Corp., builder of
the M-1A battle tank and two classes
of nuclear submarines.
"Northrop won't get all of those
planes. We might want to build some


and keep our options open, but you
can bet the farm we won't go all the
way," said one congressional aide,
who asked not to be identified.
In the light of East-West detente
and budget-balancing at home, he
said, the future of such long-range
programs as the Air Force's top-
secret advanced tactical fighter
(ATF) are under a budget
microscope.
"In ATF alone, you're talking
about some $60 billion in potential
contracts for the likes of Lockheed,
Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and
others." he said.


deeper cuts
The United States spent more than
$2.5 trillion on defense during eight
Reagan years and is slated to spend
$305 billion dollars in current fiscal
year 1990 under President Bush.
"While the rug is being pulled out,
the Pentagon is merrily planning for
real increases (after inflation) of just
over two percent next year, one
percent in 1992 and two percent each
in 1993 and 1994," said Barry
Blechman, an analyst with the
independent Johns Hopkins School
of Advanced International Studies.
"You can understand why the
military services don't want to open
the door to a flood of cuts, but we're


NA VY MISFORTUNE -- Among the misfortunes of the U.S. Navy in
recent weeks was the dropping of a 500-pound bomb on the guided missile
cruiser USS Reeves by a Navy FA-18 Hornet jet such as this one. (AP
Laserphoto)


in budget
talking about reality. Contingency
planning is in order now," said
Blechman.
Reality to Grumman Corp. of
Long Island, N.Y., has been a bitter
fight over whether to continue
building the most modern version of
its F-14 Navy fighter jet after fiscal
1991. That little war by New York's
congressional delegation to save
thousands of jobs has apparently
been lost.
Published figures indicate more
than two million employes of private
American firms are working on
defense contracts in an industry
driven over 'the last decade by
superpower military rivalry and
tension.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
made a swing around Western
Europe two weeks ago and at each
stop urged caution toward promised
Soviet military cuts.
"But there's a difference between
some caution and refusing to see the
writing on the wall," said Adams,
whose budget priority group closely
follows trends in the defense
industry.
He said U.S. Army commanding
Gen. Carl Vuono issued a white
paper two months ago advising the
Pentagon to hold the line fast after
any European conventional force
reductions negotiated at East-West
talks in Vienna.
"The ink isn't dry on that one and
it's history," Adams said.


Cheney establishes joint task force to stop drugflow


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney,
expanding the military's role in
fighting drugs, established a joint
task force on the U.S.-Mexican
border this week to help stem the
flow of narcotics into the United
States.
"Joint Task Force 6," based at
Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, was
activated immediately as a planning
and coordinating headquarters and
to provide support to federal, state
and law enforcement agencies, the
Pentagon announced.
Its activities will range from
inspecting cargo and checking people
crossing the border to transporting
law enforcement officials on raids
and conducting aerial reconnaissance
of drug corridors.


"U.S. military forces will not
conduct searches, seizures or arrests
and they will serve strictly to support
law enforcement agencies in their
counter-narcotics operations," the
Pentagon said in a statement.
Defense spokesman Army Maj.
David Super said it was not
immediately known how many
people would be assigned to the task
force, to be commanded by Army
Brig. Gen. Sherman Williford, chief
of staff of the Fifth U.S. Army.
National Guard troops engaged in
anti-narcotics support operations
along the U.S.-Mexican border will
continue to operate under the
authority of state governors, the
Pentagon statement said.
In October, some 50 Marines were
assigned to join the Immigration and


Naturalization Service in conducting
training and surveillance operations
along the Southwest border.
Joint task forces are composed of
elements from more than one
military service and are organized for
a specific mission. Two other joint
task forces were set up earlier this
year to fight drug traffic.
The Pacific Command's Joint
Task Force 5 at Oakland, Calif.,
activated in February, detects and
monitors aircraft and surface vessels
suspected of smuggling drugs into
the United States along the Pacific
Coast.
The Atlantic Command's Joint
Task Force 4 at Key West, Fla.,
activated in April, conducts counter-
drug operations primarily in the
Caribbean.


The Army's Joint Task Force 6
was the work of Gen. Colin Powell,
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
who devised the plan in Atlanta while
commander of U.S. Forces
Command responsible for the
defense of the continental United
States.
It was the first of several anti-drug
plans Cheney requested from
military commanders Sept. 18.
Plans were submitted by the
*commanders of the Atlantic, Pacific,
Southern, Forces, and NORAD
commands. After approving the
establishment of Joint Task Force 6,
Cheney directed the Joint Staff to
study the other plans and make
recommendations for his review later
this month.


Congress claims Navy was wrong for choosing IBM


WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Navy acted improperly, favoring
IBM over other manufacturers in
buying millions of dollars worth of
computer equipment, a congress-
ional study said Wednesday.
In procuring hardware and other
equipment for its Standard Civilian
Pay System, known as NAVSCIPS,
the Navy relied partly on the advice
of an IBM technical representative to
craft the requirements for its bids,
officials from the General
Accounting Office told a House
subcommittee.
The congressional investigative
agency said it also found problems
with the Navy's management, which
eventually awarded a $27 million
contract for the computer
equipment.
"The Navy's approach resulted in a
system design that improperly
restricted procurement competition,


did not meet the Navy's requirements
and did not work," Ralph Carlone,
an assistant comptroller general, told
the Government Operations
subcommittee on legislation and
national security.
The service chose a data base
management system, hardware and
10 processing sites for its pay system
that required a computer equal to a
bottom-of-the-line IBM mainframe
computer.
Mainframes are the largest and
most powerful class of computers
short of the rare, powerful
supercomputers.
"From what we could determine
only IBM could fulfill this
requirement because it was the only
vendor that marketed a mainframe
of this size," the GAO said.
In addition, the GAO found that
the over a 3 1/2-year period, 90
percent of the money spent on


mainframes was restricted in some
way, resulting in only 10 percent of
full and open competition.
In the market of IBM compatible
equipment, "84 cents out of every
Navy dollar was spent on IBM
equipment," said Rep. John
Conyers, Jr., chairman of the
subcommittee.
The Michigan Democrat said he
was "greatly disturbed" with the
results of the GAO investigation and
the inquiry conducted by the
Department of Defense inspector
general.
Derek J. Vander Schaaf, deputy
inspector general, said the
department's review of procurement
by the Naval Military Personnel
Command found that the "command
did show favoritism toward IBM in
its proposed acquisition and the IBM
was heavily involved in the ...
acquisition strategy."


The department recommended
termination of the purchase and in
response, the command is rewriting
the specifications to eliminate any
bias toward IBM, Vander Schaaf
said.
IBM was scheduled to deliver its
response to the report at Thursday's
session of the subcommittee.
The GAO and Defense Depart-
ment inquiries were prompted by a
November 1988 letter from six IBM
competitors in which they said they
had been frozen out of much of the
Navy's business.
The companies complained to
former Defense Secretary Frank
Carlucci that Navy officials had
tailored the bid specifications so that
only IBM could win although many
of the companies offer "clones" or
duplicates of IBM systems at lower
prices.






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Collor leadspolls in comingBrazil elections


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI)
-- Center-right candidate Fernando
Collor de Mello was assured a berth
in next month's runoff election for
the Brazilian presidency, but without
learning who his opponent will be.
With 8 million votes, or 10 percent
of the returns, tallied early Thursday
by the Globo television network,
Collor of the National Recon-
struction Party had 1,956,896 votes,
followed by Leonel Brizola, a
socialist, with 1,422,135 votes from
Wednesday's first direct election for
president of Brazil in 29 years.
Marxist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da
Silva was third with 1,190,747 votes,
while the other votes were scattered
among the 18 other candidates.
The early results represented state
capitals and metropolitan areas
where the two left-wing candidates
were expected to do well.
Collor's winning margin was
expected to improve as returns come
in from more conservative small
towns and rural areas, but he was not
expected to win an absolute
majority.


That would mean that Collor
would run again in a runoff Dec. 17
with the candidate who placed
second in Wednesday's balloting.
Exit polls showed Collor was the
winner Wednesday by a plurality,
but that the second-place race
between the 67-year-old Brizola and
the 44-year-old Lula was close.
Collor, 40, made morality in
government the central issue of his
campaign.
He constantly attacked the record
of incumbent President Jose Sarney,
unpopular because of Brazil's
rampant inflation, now running at an
annual rate of 1,300 percent.
The Brazilian Institute for Public
Opinion and Statistics said that,
according to its exit poll, an
estimated 30 percent of the electorate
voted for Collor, while Brizola and
Lula were tied with an estimated 17
percent each.
The director of the institute,
Carlos Augusto Montenegro, said
the poll showed that "Collor is
assured of going into the runoff." He
said the second-place slot was too


close to call as of 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Another exit poll, Data Folha,
predicted Collor would get 30
percent of the vote, Lula 18 percent
and Brizola 14 percent.
Balloting was generally peaceful,
but police said 51 people were
arrested in scattered incidents
around the country.
One person was wounded in the
city of Diadema in Sao Paulo state in
a fight between backers of rival
candidates.
The Wednesday editions of two
newspapers, Santa Catarinense of
Florianopolis and O Fluminense of
Rio de Janeiro, were confiscated for
violating the ban on campaign
advertising that has been in effect
since midnight Sunday, and a radio
station near the city of Recife was
suspended for the same reason.
The vast majority of the 82 million
registered voters never before had a
chance to vote for president.
The last direct elections for the
chief executive were held in Brazil in
1960, but the democratic process was
interrupted by a 1964 military coup


that ushered in 21 years of
authoritarian rule.
President Sarney assumed office in
March 1985 after president-elect
Tancredo Neves suffered a stroke
shortly before his inauguration.
Neves had been elected president
and Sarney vice president indirectly,
by an electoral college consisting of
members of congress.
"My mission is accomplished,"
Sarney said after voting Wednesday.
"The transition (to democracy) is
complete."
Adenair da Silva, 71, voted
Wednesday for the first time in her
life.
Previously she had been barred
from the polls by a literacy test that
was abolished by a new constitution
adopted last year that also reduced
the voting age from 18 to 16.
Helped to the voting station in the
Leblon beach neighborhood of Rio
de Janeiro'by her grandchildren, she
said after voting: "Now I can die
peacefully. I have fulfilled a desire
that has been choking inside me."


Bolivia imposes state of siege; arrests 500 strikers


LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuter) - The
Bolivian government imposed a state


of siege Wednesday and arrested 500
teachers and labor leaders staging a


ON THE MO VE - A young Contra, accompanied by three others, carries
supplies from their base camp near Yamales, Honduras.. The
Contras continue to be the focus of hostility from the Sandinista
government in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Laserphoto)

Drug lords infiltrate military ranks


BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) -
Colombia's Attorney General
Alfonso Gomez Mendez said the
nation's drug barons have infiltrated
the Colombian military ranks and
that it had been a mistake for the
army to become involved in the anti-
narcotics campaign.
In an interview published in the El
Tiempo newspaper, Gomez Mendez.
said the police should be the sole
force to battle traffickers in the
government's crackdown on the
cocaine cartels.
The degree of infiltration and
corruption by traffickers in police
ranks was "infinitely less" than that
in the army, he said.
"It was really a mistake to place the
army of Colombia in contact with the
(narcotics) criminals who have an
immense capacity to corrupt," he
said.
"The battle in the matter of
repression (of traffickers) should
have been circumscribed within the
police," he added. "The mission is no
other than to capture some criminals.
This is a police function."
Colombia's police had spear-


headed the anti-narcotics drive for
years, but the military took effective
charge three months ago when
President Virgilio Barco's
government launched the toughest
and widest crackdown yet on the
country's multibillion dollar drug
trade.
The attack was launched Aug. 18
when suspected drug-backed killers
assassinated a leading presidential
contender. But despite the arrest of
about 11,000 suspects and the seizure
of more than 1,000 properties, no
drug lords have yet been captured.
Gomez Mendez said the military
high command was aware that drug
lords had infiltrated and corrupted
army officers.
But he said it was difficult to
obtain evidence to prove which
officers were corrupt since
traffickers' payoffs were not made in
the form of checks or notarized
documents.
In the interview, the attorney
general recommended police
formation of a new armed militia to
strengthen their capacity to-capture
criminal suspects.


hunger strike for higher wages.
Police burst into union offices
around the country where some
3,000 teachers were staging the
hunger strike to demand a special
bonus of $100, union sources said.
The government had said it would
pay the bonus next year.
Bolivia's 80,000 teachers earn
around $45 a month, one of the
lowest wages in the country.
The government said the
emergency laws, under which strikes
and public meetings are banned,
would run for three months and were
intended to guarantee that Dec. 3
municipal elections would be held.
An Interior Ministry spokesman
said 500 people had been detained
under the emergency measures and
three teachers' leaders, who were in
serious condition after 22 days
without food, were taken to the
hospital.


WASHINGTON (Reuter) -
Mexico said Tuesday it does not
support a U.S. decision to
establish a military command
center in Texas to help coordinate
drug interdiction efforts along the
southern border.
A statement issued at the
Mexican Embassy said
Washington should have
consulted the Mexican govern-
ment because there were signs the
U.S. action "could have negative
consequences for the bilateral
relationship."
The statement said the United
States and Mexico have managed
to establish an effective
cooperation in fighting drug
traffickers.
"Nevertheless, the Mexican
government wants to clearly set
out that it does not share, nor
much less support, the measures
announced by the U.S. Defense


In the capital, scene of violent
clashes between police and protesters
in recent days, 250 teachers and
union leaders were rounded up and
taken to an air force base.
The leaders will be sent into
internal exile in other parts bf the
country under powers granted to the
government under the emergency
measures, Raul Loayza, Interior
Ministry undersecretary,.told
reporters.
The rest will be released in 48
hours, he said.
The government said the teachers'
action was being exploited by
political groups and "constituted a
danger to the democratic stability of
the country."
President Jaime Paz Zamora, a
former left-wing revolutionary
turned Social Democrat, had said the
teachers' demands would put
Bolivia's anti-inflation policies at
risk.


Department regarding the use of
the armed forces in an area near
the common frontier," the
statement said.
The Pentagon said Monday the
command center at Fort Bliss,
Texas, near El Paso, would help
coordinate drug interdiction
efforts along the U.S.-Mexican
border and in the Gulf of Mexico.
It said the center would be the
third such clearinghouse for
civilian requests for military
assistance in the war on drugs.
Other centers are to be set up in
California and Florida.
The Pentagon announcement
said military troops would be used
only for training and patrols and
would not make any arrests.
Mexico said the operations of
the military center could affect
everyday activity along the border
"without solving in any
substantial way the serious and
complex drug problem."


17


Mexico opposes Texas center


for military anti-drug war


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Results mixed in Peruvian elections


LIMA, Peru (Reuter) - Peruvian
voters, battered by 3,000 percent
annual inflation and a brutal
guerrilla war, failed to favor any one
party in municipal elections and
provided no pointers as to how a
presidential race in five months' time
will be decided.
Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru's
leading novelist turned presidential
candidate, was hoping to be the chief
beneficiary of Sunday's elections. In
his first foray into politics, Vargas
Llosa argued that his destitute
Andean country needed a fresh face
to lead it through an unprecedented
crisis.
But by most accounts, his center-
right Democratic Front made a
disappointing showing at the polls.
Though it won in most provincial
capitals, the Front lost the mayoral
races in three of Peru's five largest
cities, including Vargas Llosa's
hometown Arequipa.
Vargas Llosa still leads the opinion
polls for president, but his coalition's
poor showing in the capital, Lima,
where one-third of Peru's 21 million
people live, suggests he will have a
tough time winning the presidential
vote outright on April 8.
Analysts are now predicting the
contest will go into a second round.


with Vargas Llosa facing a leftist in
the runoff.
The big winner in the municipal
elections was not a party at all, but a
new face: smooth-talking television
magnate Ricardo Belmont, who
easily won the mayorship of Lima by
campaigning against "the same old
politicians."
Belmont, best known to Peruvians
as the tender-hearted host of charity
telethons for handicapped children,
beat seven seasoned politicians with
about 50 percent of the vote.
Analysts said chronic unemploy-
ment, poverty and guerrilla violence
which claimed 400 victims last month
alone, had led voters to turn to a
charismatic novice like Belmont.
Vargas Llosa called the elections a
clear triumph for his coalition and
pointed out that Belmont had
pledged to back him for president.
But President Alan Garcia, legally
barred from seeking re-election, also
claimed victory for his center-left
APRA party despite the loss of
mayoral seats in all but two large
cities.
He claimed victory on the grounds
that Vargas Llosa's Democratic
Front is made up of five allied parties
and that APRA remained "the
country's leading political party."
However, Garcia is fighting a
losing battle. Millions of Peruvians
blame his four-year-old government
for the disastrous state of the
economy and for failing to halt an
insurgency by Maoist Sendero
Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas.
Opinion polls suggest APRA will
finish a distant third or fourth in the
presidential elections.


Despite the country's fragmented
politics, most Peruvians agreed that
the biggest loser in the municipal poll
was the Shining Path.
The Maoist guerrillas had called
on people to boycott the election and
had threatened to kill those who
voted.


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(Reuter) - Seven-year-old Abel
Martinez lay on a hospital table, his
head in a bloody bandage, groaning,
"No more, no more."
The child had been shot in the head
and stomach, an innocent victim of
the fierce fighting between leftist
guerrillas and government troops in
San Salvador.
"Normally we would have taken
him into surgery right away," said
Jorge Mila, duty surgery chief at San
Salvador's Benjamin Bloom
children's hospital. "But there is no
respirator available at the moment so
we can't operate yet."
Mila said that about 100 children
had been treated for wounds from
shrapnel and bullets at the 200-bed
hospital, the only public children's
unit in the city, since the Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front
began an offensive in San Salvador
Saturday night.
Up to 50 of the children were in a
serious condition, with about 15 on
the critical list, but so far none had
died at the hospital.
Mila said there were not enough
beds to cope with the crisis and the
hospital was admitting only
emergency cases.
"We have no fuel for the generator
and some of the staff have been
working for four days without
stopping," he said.
"The most difficult thing is that we
are expecting more (casualties)."
As he spoke, 10-year-old Flor de
Maria Montiel Gomez was carried
into the narrow, dimly lit emergency
room, bleeding profusely from a
bullet wound in her side.
"We were in the house when a
bullet came through the window. The
situation was so ugly that we decided
to leave," said her distraught mother,
Ana Julia.
"We were walking down the street,
my husband, myself and the three
children when suddenly a bullet hit
her in the side. I don't know where it
came from," the weeping mother
continued.


But voters mobbed the polling
centers, mindful of the heavy fines
imposed on those who ignored the
compulsory ballot.
Shining Path has killed at least
seven people in apparent reprisal
attacks since the elections, police
sources said.


Two helicopters crash in Colombia


BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter)
- Six army troops died and four
were wounded when two U.S.-
made military helicopters crashed
in separate incidents, and
authorities were probing whether
leftist rebels shot one chopper
down, the Defense Ministry said
Tuesday.
Ministry spokesman Eduardo
Arevalo said the military was
checking whether leftist rebels
brought down a Blackhawk
helicopter on Monday in
northeastern Cordoba state where
army troops have killed at least 23
Maoist rebels since Saturday.
In central Tolima state, a Bell
205 helicopter crashed due to a


mechanical failure, killing one
crewman and five soldiers and
wounding the two pilots on
Tuesday.
The troops were bound to
relieve soldiers at Marquetalia in
eastern Colombia at an outpost
built to guard against guerrilla
attacks in the area.
The Defense Ministry said the
helicopters were not on missions
related to the government's three-
month-old drug war.
The choppers were purchased
before Washington in September
donated at least 14 aircraft as
emergency aid to help Colombia
battle the multi-billion-dollar
cocaine trade.


. "It's terrible, it's terrible, there's no
reason for it."
In a corner of the room, cradling
one son in his arms with another
lying on a bed next to him, was 23-
year-old Rogelio Antonio
Rodriguez.
The boys, aged 3 and 4, had
wounds in the head and back. Their
elder brother, 7-year-old Jose, was in
the operating room with more
serious injuries.
Rodriguez was away from his one-
room home in the San Salvador
suburb of Ciudad Delgado when a
bomb fell close to the house,
demolishing the wood and laminate
structure. His wife Daisi Guadalupe,
23, was also caught in the blast and
was taken to the Rosales hospital
across town.
"It's totally absurd," a shocked
Rodriguez said.
The hospital, located in downtown
San Salvador, has been operating in
a series of pre-fabricated huts set up
after its modern premises were
demolished in an earthquake in
October 1986.
At another spot, laborer Jose
Calisto Chico, 45, stood silent vigil
beside the blood-stained bed of his
12-year-old son, Jose.
The child, half his hair shaved off
and a bandage holding together what
was left of ajaw that had been blown
away by a stray bullet, was under
deep sedation, oblivious to the
crackle of machinegun fire that
sounded dangerously close.
"I was sitting talking to him when
the bullet came through the wall,"
Calisto said.
"I was hit by the flying pieces of
bone. As first I thought I had been
injured myself," he added.
Calisto explained that neighbors
had helped him carry the boy on a
homemade stretcher through the
streets of Soyapango, under 24-hour
curfew and scene of some of the
heaviest fighting in the guerrilla
offensive, to a Red Cross station.
"We are the ones that always suffer
in these situations," he said.


Children suffer in Salvador battle,

hospital wards full, overworked


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Nov. 17, 1989


19


sports


Events set for Turkey Bowl


FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - "Indiana Jones," an "attack"
on building 95, football in the midst
of the steamyjungles of Panama, and
USARSO's "Galleon Stallions" are
the contenders for Panama's version
of the Academy Awards in Turkey
Bowl '89.
This year's "Turkey Bowl" will
probably be the final version of
Turkey Bowl as the community has
known it since 1969. It has been a
tremendous morale booster and the
biggest social event for the
community, military and civilian,
setting the scene for the holiday
season.
The festivities will kick off at
Jarman Field, Fort Clayton,
at 2:45p.m., Wednesday, with
a pre-game show by USARSO's 79th
Army Band, followed by the
"Jumping Ambassadors," and the
parade of athletes.
Entertainment will feature the
music of "Merry-Go-Sound," a
Department of Defense/Armed
Forces Professional Entertainment
unit from Birmingham, Ala. This
multi-talented ladies quartet will be
performing at 4:30 p.m., providing a
wide variety of musical numbers
ranging from the '30s to the '70s.
After experiencing the harmony of
"Merry-Go-Sound," you'll have a
smile on your face and happiness in
your heart.
The Balboa High School dance
team, who dazzled the Turkey Bowl
crowd last year with their colorful
costumes and classy moves, will
perform again this year at 7 p.m. The
crowd will also get to enjoy chants


and routines performed by the
Army's cheerleaders, the Red
Machine, Cougars and the PCC
Green Devils during half-time of the
championship flag football game.
If you don't have wheels, don't
fret, transportation will be provided.
Additional good news is that there
won't be a charge to attend Turkey
Bowl.
All you "Galleon Stallion" fans, if
you haven't already bought your T-
shirt, there is still time. They will be
on sale at the Corozal Exchange the
17th and 18th from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m., as well as the 20th and
21st.They will also be on sale during
Turkey Bowl. For additional
information, call Kathy Davis,
287-6123.
You can't have a football game
without cheerleaders; that would be
like a pretzel without salt.
USARSO's "Galleon Stallions" flag
football players, the 10K and
biathlon teams, will be cheered by a
covey of cheerleaders who have been
practicing around the clock to
support their team and sound the call
for Army pride. Led by Kim
Thompson/Raab, this is a group
ready to rock the stands at Jarman
Field on THE big day! Kim
challenges all Army personnel,
Atlantic and Pacific: "I know things
have been tense, but it's time to blow
off steam! What better place and way
to do just that, supporting our
'Galleon Stallions.' Take a break
from your work and worries and get
into the spirit of Turkey Bowl '89."
HOO-AH!


McCarthy withdraws from bout


LONDON (AP) - Steve
McCarthy, who lost a fight to a
shoe wielded by an opponent's
mother, withdrew from the
rematch Tuesday because of the
flu.
"He is genuinely ill," said Jack
Bishop, McCarthy's manager.
"He's very sick."
McCarthy was to have fought
Tony Wilson on Wednesday in a
rematch of their light-
heavyweight fight in September
that was halted when Wilson's
mother climbed into the ring and
clobbered McCarthy with a high-
heeled shoe.
McCarthy needed four stitches
in his head and refused to
continue the bout, which made


headlines round the world. The
referee awarded the fight to
Wilson, and his decision was
upheld by the British Boxing
Board of Control, which ordered
the rematch.
Wilson's mother, Minna,
apologized for her behavior and
said she would never attend one of
her son's fights again.
She said she was reacting to
chants she regarded as racist from
members of the crowd in
Southampton.
The Wilsons, from
Wolverhampton in the English
midlands, are black.
McCarthy, from Southampton, is
white.


TURKEY BOWL '89

ARMY/NAVY ATLANTIC BUS SCHEDULE
LEAVE TIME
Fort Davis Fronius Gym 1 p.m.
Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m.
ARMY/NAVY PACIFIC BUS SCHEDULE
LEAVE TIME
Cocoli Community Center 2 p.m.
Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m.
Fort Kobbe bldg 801 2 p.m.
Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m.
Marine Barracks Ex. 2 p.m.
Rodman Naval Station Marine Ex. 2:15 p.m.
Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m.
Navy Farfan Housing Entrance 2 p.m.
Fort Amador bldg 1220 2:20 p.m.
Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m.
Return will be directly after Turkey Bowl. Board buses at Jarman Field;
ensure that you board the correct bus!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TURKEY BOWL '89


TIME EVENT
2:45 p.m. Pre-game show by 79th Army Band
3:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
Jumping Ambassadors
Parade of Athletes
National Anthems
3:30 p.m. First Flag Football Playoff
3:45 p.m. Biathlon (female)


4:p.m.


Biathlon (male)


4:30 p.m. Entertainment:
MERRY-GO-SOUND
4:45 p.m. Second Flag Football Playoff
6:30 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Football Game
7:00 p.m. Half Time Entertainment
BHS Dance Team
Army Cheerleaders
Red Machine Cheerleaders
Cougar Cheerleaders
PCC Green Devils Cheerleaders
8:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
Presentation of Awards


LOCATION
Jarman Field
Jarman Field



Jarman Field
Clayton Pool
(on Clayton)
Clayton Pool
(on Clayton
Jarman Field

Jarman Field
Jarman Field
Jarman Field





Jarman Field


Sports Shorts


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, we need you for the
Navy team (biathlon, football, track
relays).
Contact John Hern at
283-4222/5307.

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.

Turkey bowl
A Turkey 'Bowl' will be held at
Curundu Bowling Center 7:30 p.m.
Saturday. Try to win a Turkey at the
monthly no tap tournament. For
more information call 286-3914.
5K jungle run
NSGA Galeta Island will host a 5K
Jungle Fun Run Dec. 12 at 5:00p.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.
Basketball league
A Basketball Community League
will be held at Reeder Gym, Fort
Clayton. Registration concludes Nov
29. Sign up at the CRD Sports Office
in building 154, Fort Clayton. For
more information call 287-4050.
Softball league
Registration for the CRD
Company Level Softball League
begins Today. For more information
see your unit sports representative.

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 arid
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.

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.

Racquetball clinic
A Racquetball Clinic will be held
at Reeder Gym, Fort Clayton, 1p.m.
to 4 p.m. Nov 25. Space is limited to
ten persons, so reserve early. For
more information call 287-3861.

Aerobicycie training
If you are interested ;.r. 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 rr. to
noon, and 5:30 to 6 p.m. Trairing
classes are mandatory for those Awho
want to use the aerobicycles. For
more information, call 284-3451.

NFL Schedule
by the Associated Press

Sunday
Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Miami at Dallas, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Phoenix at Los Angeles Rams, 4
p.m.
Los Angeles Raiders at Houston,
4 p.m.
Seattle at New York Giants, 4
p.m.
Green Bay at San Francisco, 4
p.m.
New York Jets at Indianapolis, 8
p.m.
Monday
Denver at Washington, 9 p.m.










2 Tropic Times
20 Nov. 17, 1989


Davis takes National League Cy Young Award


NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Davis
of the San Diego Padres won the
National League Cy Young Award
on Tuesday, easily beating Mike
Scott of the Houston Astros.
The 29-year-old Davis, who led the
majors with 44 saves, got 19 first-
place votes and four seconds for 107
points from a 24-member panel of
the Baseball Writers Association of
America. Scott, the 1986 winner, got
four firsts, 14 seconds and three
thirds for 65 points.
Greg Maddux of the Chicago
Cubs was third with three seconds
and eight thirds for 17 points. Orel
Hershiser of the Los Angeles
Dodgers, the 1988 winner, was tied
for fourth with one first and two
thirds for seven points, along with
Joe Magrane of the St. Louis
Cardinals, who got one second and
four thirds.
Tim Belcher of the Dodgers and
Scott Garrelts of the San Francisco
Giants were tied for sixth with four
points, followed by Rick Reuschel of
the Giants with three points and
Mike Bielecki and Mitch Williams of
the Cubs with one point each.
Davis, a free agent, is only the
fourth reliever to win the NL Cy
Young, joining Steve Bedrosian
(1987), Bruce Sutter (1979) and Mike
Marshall (1974). Davis is the third
San Diego player to win; Randy
Jones (1976) and Gaylord Perry
(1978) are the others.
Davis was 4-3 with a 1.85 earned-
run average and 92 strikeouts in 92
2-3 innings and had a win or a save in
48 of San Diego's 89 victories. He
was dominating throughout the
season and finished just two short of


Dave Righetti's major-league record
for saves and one short of Bruce
Sutter's NL record.
Davis converted 44 of 48 save
opportunities and allowed just 13 of
75 inherited runners to score. He
saved 12 games from Sept. I on and
stranded his final 19 inherited
runners, allowing just one of his last
29 to score. He finished the year with
a streak of 24 2-3 scoreless innings,
and gave up just eight hits over the

Saberhagen
NEW YORK (AP) - Bret
Saberhagen of the Kansas City
Royals won his second Cy Young
Award in four years on Wednesday,
beating Oakland's Dave Stewart
with ease.
Saberhagen, a 25-year-old right-
hander who went 23-6, got 27 of 28
first-place votes from a panel of the
Baseball Writers Association of
America and one second for 138
points.
Stewart, the Most Valuable Player
of the World Series, got the other
first-place vote, 24 seconds and three
thirds for 80 points. Mike Moore, his
teammate on the World Series
champion Oakland Athletics, was
third with 10 points, followed by Bert
Blyleven of California with nine and
Nolan Ryan of Texas with five.
Jeff Ballard of Baltimore, Dennis
Eckersley of Oakland and Gregg
Olson of Baltimore, the AL Rookie
of the Year, got three points each and
Jeff Russell of Texas got one.
Saberhagen, who won the Cy


span.
Davis also was dominating at the
start, beginning the season with 17
saves in his first 17 opportunities.
The streak was broken against
Houston on June 6, the start of his
only inconsistent period this year.
From June 6-24, he blew three saves
in six chances.
His contract negotiations with the
Padres have not gone well and Davis
could be the first Cy Young winner to

receives Cy Y

Young in 1985, led tje majors in
victories, earned-run average (2.16),
winning percentage (.793), complete
games (12) and innings (262 1-3). He
threw four shutouts, three three-
hitters and two four-hitters.
Kansas City was 29-6 in his starts
and he beat every club in the league at
least once. But perhaps his most
impressive statistic was that he won
20 of his final 22 decisions. He was
6-1 in September with a 0.98 ERA.
He allowed eight runs in his last 80
innings and had'a streak of 31
consecutive innings without an
earned run.
He allowed more than three
earned runs just three times in 35
starts and not once in his final 14. In
his six losses, the Royals were shut
out three times and scored one run
twice.
Saberhagen is 92-61 in six seasons
with Kansas City. He was 20-6 in
1985, then went on two pitch two
complete games as the Royals beat
the St. Louis Cardinals in the World


start the next season with a different
team. His agents, Randy and Alan
Hendricks, say there is only a 10-
percent chance he will re-sign with
San Diego.
Davis made $600,000 last season
and didn't have any bonus clauses for
the Cy Young. Scott, however, got
$50,000 for finishing second, raising
his salary for the year to $1.375
million (including a $25,000 bonus
for making the All-Star team).

oung Award
Series.
He is the fourth pitcher to win the
AL Cy Young Award more than
once. Denny McLain (1968-69), Jim
Palmer (1973-75-76) and Roger
Clemens (1986-87) did it previously.
Saberhagen has lowest ERA for an
AL Cy Young winner since Palmer
1975, when Palmer's ERA was 2.09.
Stewart failed to win the Cy Young
despite winning 20 games for the
third consecutive season. He was 21-
9 this year and lost to Saberhagen.
Last year he was 21-12 and lost to
Frank Viola, then of the Minnesota
Twins. Stewart was 20-13 in 1987 and
lost to Roger Clemens of the Boston
Red Sox.



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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A house about midnight on the night
former Oklahoma football player the attack.
said Wednesday he saw teammates Brown said the girlfriend told h
Nigel Clay, Bernard Hall and Glen they had been to Norman and "g
Bell rape an Oklahoma City woman, lucky four times."
Clay later testified he was not in the Brown, however, said she did n
room during the alleged attack, talk to the alleged victim.
Clay testified that the woman and
her girlfriend stayed in the room for Clay took the stand i his ow
hours after the alleged attack, leaving defense and denied he took part
on two occasions and coming back. the rape. He testified that during ti
Time of the alleged attack, he had le
"I don'tbelieve she was raped," the dorm to buy chewing tobacco at
Clay said. convenience store.
Hall, Clay and Bell are accused of
first-degree rape in the alleged He said the woman was sloppyp
assault on the 20-year-old woman on drunk." He denied he tried to get hc
Jan. 21. The three men were drunk by giving her straight shots
suspended from the university after alcohol. Clay and Hall also a
charges were filed against them in accused of furnishing alcohol
February. minors.


At the end of former player Jimmy
Fennell's testimony, District
Attorney Tully McCoy asked one by
one whether Fennell had seen Hall,
Clay and Bell rape the woman.
"Yes sir," Fennell replied each
time.
In cross-examination, Fennell
admitted he had lied to police in two
earlier statements. He said he didn't
tell the truth until the third time
police talked to him.
"I didn't want to be where I am
now," Fennell said.
The state rested its case late in the
afternoon. In beginning their case,
defense attorneys presented an
Oklahoma City police officer who
said the woman told him she had had
a sexual encounter with five males.
Also testifying for the defense was
Susan Brown, who said the girlfriend
of the alleged victim came to her


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and the two wound up on the bed in
his bedroom. "I would have had sex
with her," he said. But Clay said he
couldn't get an erection.
He said when he returned from the
store, Fennell came running out of
the room. Clay said he went to the
bedroom and saw the woman on the
floor.

He said he asked her what was
going on. "You know what's going
on. They raped me," Clay testified
the woman told him.
Fennell denied that any promises
were made by prosecutors in
exchange for his testimony.
He told the jury that the woman at
times screamed and struggled with
her attackers. He said the attacks
lasted 20 to 30 minutes.


10,000 POINTS -James Worthy of the Los Angeles Lakers became the
ninth player in club history to reach the 10,000-point plateau during
Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers.
Worthy has never led the Lakers in scoring during his career, but he did
lead them in playoff scoring during each of the last three seasons - two
ending in championships. (AP Laserphoto)









Tropic Times
Nov. 17, 1989


East, West Germany make bidfor 2004Olympics


FRANKFURT, West Germany
(AP) - Four West German sites are
willing to drop out of the running for
the 2004 Olympics to clear the way
for a bid by East and West Berlin, a
West German official said
Wednesday.
Manfred Seeger, West Germany's


national Olympic Committee
spokesman, said East Germany's
lifting of travel restrictions made a
Berlin Games a possibility.
"The main problem was the
(Berlin) Wall, and that problem is
now gone," Seeger said. "But we
must still wait and see how the


situation develops in the German
Democratic Republic (East
Germany)."
East German officials, in a
dramatic move permitting its citizens
freedom of travel to the West on
Nov. 9, opened the Berlin Wall and
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Jerome Kersey for the ball during their NBA game in Portland. Washington defeated Portland 104-95. (AP
Laserphoto)


Tarpley receives DWI


DALLAS (AP) - Roy Tarpley of
the Dallas Mavericks was charged
Wednesday night with driving while
intoxicated and resisting arrest
during a traffic stop by police on a
Dallas freeway, police said.
Police Sgt. Frank Ruspoli said
Tarpley, who has been suspended
twice by the NBA for cocaine abuse,
was arrested at 10:38 p.m.
Wednesday on LBJ Freeway in north
Dallas.
He was booked into the Lew
Sterrett Justice Center, police said.
Ruspoli said Tarpley also was
arrested on other traffic charges,
including an improper lane change
and failure to have his driver's license
and proof of insurance with him.
He was stopped after officers
spotted him driving too close to
another car, Ruspoli said.
The resisting arrest charge was
filed after Tarpley tried to pull away
from the officers' grasp during his
arrest, Ruspoli said.
"When they arrested him he
basically just pulled away from their
grasp, that was enough for them to
charge him with resisting arrest,"
Ruspoli said. "He didn't resist in a
manner that he struck the officers at
all."
Ruspoli said a breathalyzer was
taken, but he was not authorized to
release the results at this stage of the
arrest.
A positive test for alcohol would
be a violation of Tarpley's after-care


program but not necessarily the
"third strike" that would result in a
minimum two-year suspension from
the NBA.
In October 1987, Tarpley admitted
seeking counseling for alcohol and
cocaine problems, constituting his
first strike under the NBA's anti-drug
policy.
In 1989, he told drug counselors at
the ASAP Family Treatment Center
that administrates the NBA's
programs that he needed help to
control his drug problem. He was
suspended without pay and went to
an ASAP center in Van Nuys, Calif.
He returned to Dallas March 16
and began practicing with the team
April 6.
His first game back was April 12.
Last season, in the 49 games Tarpley
missed, the Mavs went 17-32. With
Tarpley last season, the Mavs were
21-12.
On Oct. 27, Tarpley disappeared
for 24 hours, missing a Mavericks
practice. Under the NBA's anti-drug
policy, Tarpley could have been fined
or suspended.
"Obviously it is bad news," Mavs
General Manager Sonju told The
Dallas Times-Herald. "I don't know
any of the details. All I know is that
he has been arrested."
Tarpley, 7-foot-0 and 244 pounds,
was the seventh pick in the 1986
draft. He leads the NBA in
rebounding with a 16.8 average in six
games this season.


Germany.
The unexpected development in
relations between the two German
states has spurred speculation about
holding the 2004 Olympics in
Germany's former capital.
Willie Daume, National Olympic
Committee president, said the signs
were encouraging.
"These plans have been around for
a long time," Daume said. "Even
(former) U.S. President (Ronald)
Reagan said that Berlin should hold
the Olympics. The chances are better
now after all that has happened."
Among the West German sites that
had expressed interest in holding the
games were Frankfurt, Hamburg,
the Ruhr valley and Stuttgart.
"All have said they would drop out
of contention if Berlin applies to host
the Olympics," said Wolfram
Kratzat, Frankfurt's top Olympics
project director.
But Daume, who has been West
Germany's Olympic Committee
president since 1961 and has been a
longtime proponent of holding the
Olympics in Berlin, cautioned
against hurried optimism. "A lot can
happen in the next 15 years," he said.


"This idea is appealing
because it is a symbol of
peace."
Juan Antonio Samaranch

Asked about the prospects of West
Germany and East Germany forming
a single German Olympic team,
Daume said: "That is absolutely not
a theme because of political
developments since 1946. There are
now two separate Germanys."
Holding the Games in Berlin also
has the backing of International
Olympic Committee president Juan
Antonio Samaranch.
Samaranch was quoted in the
French sports daily L'Equipe
Wednesday as saying that for Berlin
to host the Games "is no longer a
utopian ideal."
If the Games are to be held in
Berlin, it would take the agreement
of both East Berlin and West Berlin
officials to make it work.
"This idea (of Berlin) is appealing
because it is a symbol of peace even if
between now and then there are
many changes in the present day
situation," L'Equipe quoted
Samaranch as saying.
Berlin hosted the Olympics in
1936, when Jesse Owens of the
United States won four gold medals
in the face of Nazi leader Adolf
Hitler's "Aryan" theories on white
supremacy.


Sports On SCN-TV

Saturday
230 p.m College Football:
Notre Dame vs.
Penn State
Sunday
1-i0am College Football
Clemson vs. South
Carolina
12.30 p.m NFL Live
[OOpr. NFL Football:
Buffalo vs. New
England
4.00 p-. NFL Football: Green
Bay vs. San Francisco
These games are subject to
change.


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Clippers sign Rivers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -David
Rivers, who played one season
with the Los Angeles Lakers,
moved across town Tuesday,
signing with the Los Angeles
Clippers.
Terms of the contract were not
announced. Rivers, 24, fills the
spot on the roster vacated by four-
year veteran Andre Turner, whom
the Clippers waived Monday.
"It's a pretty good opportunity,"
said the 6-foot point guard, who
was waived two weeks ago by the
expansion Minnesota
Timberwolves. "The club is young
and I think, with time, a lot can be
accomplished. I feel I can bring
some leadership in the backcourt,
not that they're lacking in that at
all."
The last player taken in the first
round of the 1988 college draft,
Rivers played in 47 games and
averaged 2.9 points a game last
season in a limited role that took
on added responsibility in the
playoffs with the injuries to Magic
Johnson and Byron Scott.
In his four seasons at Notre
Dame, he led the Irish to four
consecutive NCAA playoff
appearances and left South Bend
as the school's all-time leader in
assists and steals. After his rookie
season with the Lakers, he was
placed in the expansion pool and
taken by Minnesota.















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22 Nov. 17, 1989


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Black Poodle, 4 mos old, has all shots, beautiful animal, great
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6 weeks German Sheperd pupp:.s. $100 for males. $75
females. 226-7491.

Rott Weiler puppies, ccp reg, t king deposits, born Oct II
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Peekapoo puppies. $130. 221 7804.

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IBM-XTcompat computer, dual floppy 640k, CGA monitor,
Epson printer. $1100.32 meg hardcard. $450. 8087-2 Coproc.
$175. 282-3522.

19 in Sony Trinitron w/remote control. $350. 282-3522.




1987 Mitsubishi Montero, diesel, 2 dr, loaded, red, like new.
$12,000 firm. 282-4827.

1979 Jeep Wagoneer, 4x4 Quadra-trac, new tires, heavy duty
susp, duty paid. $2995.95. 286-4295.

1985 Dodge Charger. 5 spd, sunrf, am/fm/cass, ac, must sell.
$4500/neg. 286 3295.

1985 Toyota Liteage Busito, exc cond. $3500. 287-4389.

84 Chevy Blazer S-10, 4 wd, at, exc co i, I, w miles, extras, 90
inspection. $8000.

1979 Plymouth Volare, gd cond, ac, radio, new battery/tires.
$2500.260-1271.

87 Suzuki Samauri, 30,000 miles, 4x4, convertible, white
w/red accents, exc shape, duty free. $5200. 287-3337.

1984 Honda Accord, loaded, 5 spd, exe cond. 252-1153.

1986 Nissan Pickup King Cab, ac, am/fm/tape decn. 5 spd.
camper cap, duty paid. 252-5056.

1986 Nissan Sunny Station Wagon, ac. am/fm. 252-5056.

77 VW Bug, 1300cc, new tires on front, very dependable, duty
paid. $750. 287-3337.

1987 Toyota Cressida, diesel, fully loaded, exc cond,duty not
paid. $9500. 268-1647.

1979 VW Beetle. $1500/obo. 284-5792.

88 Nissan Sunny, 4 dr 5 spd, color red, am/fmmradio. ac.
$5000. 224-1535.

1979 Plymouth Volare Station Wagon. $1100/obo. 284-
3690.

VW transmission. $60. Wheel & tire. $20. VW service
handbooks. $20. Fiberglass nose for dunebuggy. $75. 261-
0258.

1978 Toyota Truck w/campcr shell. $2000. 286-6221.

Volvo 240 DL, diesel, new engine, just painted, new
headlights, brakes, exc cond. $7000. 284-5938.

1984 Dodge Colt, turbo, ac, pb, am/fmiicass w/amp. must
see, exc cond. $4200. 284-4430.

1981 AMC Concord Station WVagon. 4 cyl, very gd cond, Dec
89. $1800. 286-4197.

1974 Monte Carlo, running cond. Best offer. $350, obo. 262-
1539.

79 Buick Century Wagon, 6 cyl, ps. pb. gd cond, amfm.
$1200. 287-6939.

1982 Pontiac Gran Prix, gd cond, ac, stereo. $2200.284-4535.

New stainless steel light bar for automobiles and trucks, takes
five lights. $80. 252-5722.

83 Mercury Lynx, ac, ps. 4 spd, gd cond. $2300 neg. 284-3632
after 5 pm.

1981 Chevrolet Caprice Station Wagon, 3 sweater, seats nine.
exc cond. $8000. 284-5296.

1977 Subaru Station Wagon, 4 wd. 4 cyl, runs gd, need body
work, duty paid. $400. 235-687.

Jeep CJ7. hard top and doors, bikini top w/short doors.
winch 8000 Ibs. $3000/obo. 286-3237.

1985 Toyota Corolla, ac, exc cond. $3000. 286-4599.


72 Ford Tonnrc. 351 v8, ps, pb, at. $700/obo. 283-4749, rm
205, ask for Cam.

1986 Mitsubishi Galant Super Saloon. exc cond, ps, pb, pw,
ac, loaded, duty not paid. $6500. 286-4692.

1984 foyota Van. delux model F, not duty paid. $5500.
287-4423.

1979 Plymouth Champ, 4 spd, new tires, runs gd. $1700/obo.
286-4696.

1979 Volvo 244 DL, 4 spd, 4 dr, runs gd. $3500/obo. 286-
4619.

82 ru.d Granada Wagon. $3500. 87 Nissan Sentra. $6700.
Both look and run great. 286-4820 after 5 pm.

74 Jaguar XJ6, us specs, duty paid, greenicamel, loaded, low
mileage, garage kept. $6500/obo. 286-6136.

1973 Plymouth Fury II, radio am/fm/ca.., 1990 inspection,
duty paid, gd cond. $650. 284-3394.

1983 Chevy S-10 Pickup, at. 2.3L, ac. $3200. 286-4829.

1977 Olds442, 260 v8, 5 spd, ac, stereo, duty paid, avial Dec 1,
sharp. $2000. 260-6148.

1988 Ford Pickup, all extras. $'0,000/obo. 1981 244 DL
Volvo. $3500/obo. 286-3127.

1979 VW Beetle, exc cond. $1250. 287-5271.

88 Nissan Sunny, 4 dr, ac, am/fm, 13,000 actual miles, red,
not duty paid. $5500. 287-6348.

1986 Nissan 300ZX, 5 spd. 35,000 miles loaded, t-top
$13,000. 284-6572.

85 Toyota Corolla, twin cam, 16 valve, am/fm/cass, exc
cond, sport coupe. $6000. 284-5377.

1985 Jeep CJ7, exc cond. $6500. 287-5285.

1984 Volvo 360 GLS, exc cond, ac, stereo. $6000. 252-5430.

Ram Van 150 Dodge front end cover, new. $45. 286-4023.

Red Volvo P1800 196t clean. $3500/obo. 286-3447.

1983 Ford Mustang GT, 302 v8, exc cond. $3000. 284-4682.

1987 Toyota Corona. ps, ac, am/fm/cass, 4 dr, tilt st, exc
cond, not us spec. $6800ineg. 261-9156.

1984 Toyota Corolla, 4 dr, ac. Panamanian duty paid, tinted
windows, gray colo exc cond, at. 284-6125.

1969 Mercedes, 4 dr, duty paid. $3000/obo. 286-3734.

1983 Ram Van. ac. ps, pb, customized, duty paid. $7000.
252-5678.

1984 Mazda GLX, grey, 4 dr, ps, pb. $3500/obo. 284-4677.

1974 Buick Apollo, v8. at, ac, pb, ps, stereo, almost
completely new or rebuilt. $1500/obo 285-4538, rm 108, ask
for Gary

!979 Chevette. 4 cyl. at, manual brakes & steering, new paint
and carpet, runs great. $1500/obo. 285-4538, rm 108, ask for
Gary.

1981 Accord, mechanically sound, not us specs. $3000. 286-
3976.

1984 Dodge Aries, at, ac. 67k original miles, I owner, gd
cond. $2000. 284-5581.

Steel utility trailer, 6xP-15, box 15 in wheels. 284-4278.

1984 VW Rabbit, 4 dr, low mileage, ac, great gas mileage.
$3500; firm 287-4587

1983 Mitsubishi Cordia, limited edition, am/fmicass, pwr
windows, ac. runs great. $3500;firm. 287-4587.

Trade 80 Honda Accord and Toyota Truck 81 for Van type of
vehicle of equal value. 286-3588.

1988 Honda Civil, gray. 4 dr, 5 spd, am fm, ac, exc cond,
under 1000 miles $7500. 286-4474

1986 Daihatsu Charade. 17,000 miles, duty paid, 40 mpd.
$3000. 252-2128.

1987 Nissan Sunny Station Wagon, ac, tinted windows. exc
cond. $3300, obo. 284-6670.

Camero. runs great, very clean. $2500 obo 287-3525.

77 Buick lesabre. $850. 285-4761.

82 Honda Quiltet. 4 dr, ac. pb, ps, sunroof, am fm, cass, exc
cond. $2700, oho. 287-6348.

1988 Saab 900S, blk, 5 spd, loaded, us specs, less than 10.000
miles. $18,000jobo. 2824294.

83 Ford Club Wagon XLT. at, ac, & 83 Ford Later, at, ac.
both extra clean. 286-6293.

83 Ford LTD, runs gd $2300. 284-4972

1965 Mustangs "Classic" & 1966 convertibles, both red
body white top. $4500 & 2500. 252-241916718.

1987 Subaru. 1.8 GL sedan, exc cond, non us spec, not duty
paid. $7000 obo. 287-4777.

1981 Triumph TR7 convertible, 5 spd, am/fm/cass, alarm,
ac, us specs, gd cond. $3800; obo. 286-4781.


86 Honda Prelude, 4 cyl, 5 spd, full extras, new tires, duty
free, extremely well kept. 226-7450.

1977 Subura Station Wagon, 4wd, runs gd. needs body work,
duty paid, gd tires. $275. 235-4687.

77 Buick Century, great transportation. $750. 286-6298.

77 AMC Matador, 2 dr coupe, runs. $550. 287-5380.

1980 Audi 4000, 4 Jr sedan, us specs, gd body cond,
mechanically sound. $2000. 286-3890 after 5 pm.

1979 Chevy Malibu, ac, ps, pb, exc cond, new tires. $1300.
284-6629.

1984 Ford Escort, 4 dr, 1.6 eng, ac, ps, new tires, gray, 61,000
miles. $3000. 284-5732.

83 Nissan Patrol, 2 dr, ac, diesel, 6 cyl, 4 wd. $6300/obo.
286-3496.

Starter and solenoie for Ford 302 engine. $60. 284-4632.

1986 Mazda 323, us specs, runs great, no rust. $4000/obo.
289-5205.

1982 Cadillac Sedan Deville, elegant, loaded, I owner.
$10,000 firm. 282-5280.

78 Honda Accord, 3 dr, ac, ps, 5 spd, rebuit eng, brakes,
exhaust, runs great. $1250. 286-3774.

78 Chevy Ncva, ps, pb, ac, am/fm/cass, looks good, runs
great. $2250 obo. 284-5038 after 3 pm.

1983 Pontiac TI000, ac, at, am/fm/cass. $2500/obo. 287-
5421.

1967 Chevrolet Station Wagon. $800. 1985 Ford Tempo, ac,
ps, pb, at. $8000. 252-2883.

1986 Montero Sport, 4 wd, 2 dr, met blue w/black trim, 5 spd,
ac, am/fm/cass, sport pkg, exc cond. $10,500. 252-6324.

82 Mitsubishi Colt, ac, duty paid. $1800. 260-5366.

1980 Chevy Silverado Blazer loaded, looks & runs exc, 4x4,
new inside and out. $4500 286-3840.

85 GMC Safari Mini Van, loaded, ac, at, pw, pl, low mileage.
$8900. 286-4824.

1980 Chevy Citation, 4 dr, 4 cyl. $1500. 282-3778.

1981 BMW 316, 4 cyl, at, ac, am. 232-4541.

86 Suzuki Jeep, soft top, low mileage, stero/cass/ am/fm, ac,
4 wheel drive, leave in March. 286-3767.

1974 Monte Carlo, ac, new tires, runs gd. $950/obo. 287-
5723.

1980 Honda Accord, 5 spd, ps, pb, ac, new brakes, paint,
interior, Jensen stereo. $3000/obo. 286-3588.





Spanish speaking live in or out maid, gen housework, gd
w/kids, avail I Dec. 286-4372.

Hon-st, bilingual maid, exc children, reliable, avail M-F.
286-6321.

Honest, live in maid, cleans, speak spanish and english. 284-
3473.

Honest, reliable, bilingual, housekeeper, gd w/children and
pets. avail 2 days per week, has refs. 286-6342.

Full time maid, M-F, exp, honest, reliable, refs, avail 2nd
week in Dec. 284-6623.

English speaking, live out maid, great w/kids, housework,
has refs. avail 17 Nov. 286-6279.

Very dependable day maid, great w/children. 286-4675.

Exc, honest, hard working, day maid, gd w/children, refs,
bilingual, avail now. 228-2044.

Bilingual maid, live in, exc w kids, and do all housework,
honest, and w:refs. 256-6812.

Day maid, very honest, cleans, great! 2 years w/current
employers, refs. $12 day. 284-5198.

English speaking day maid to work Mon, Wed, Fri, honest,
reliable 252-2094.

She's the best! Honest. responsible, hard-working day maid,
cooks, cleans, irons, babysits. 287-5737.

Exc maid, gd w/children, honest, wants to work 5 days, gd
refs. 286-4993.

Housekeeper daytime from 7 am to 6 pm. $135 month. 287-
4379.

Honest, reliable, englishspkgmaid, great w/kids/everybody,
M-F, live in, avail now, refs. 286-4294.

The best maid in Panama, live in or out, does everything,
great w/kids. Negotiable. 286-3840.

Bilingual live in maid, exc housekeeper, cook, laundry, gd
w/kids. 252-2698.

Excellent maid, english, spanish, experienced, honest. 256-
6453.



















Excellent maid, avail M-F, honest. 284-5587.




Laser sailboat & trailer, extra sail, centerboard. 2874296.
14 1 2 ft fiber glass Cathedral Hull w 15 hp Johnson motor.
exc cond. $3000. 261-3325.
Boat trailer. 17 ft, gd cond. $175. 268-1647.
Fast racing cayuco, 2 cayuco trailer, will sell separate, also
new life jackets, paddles 252-5185.
21 ft Deep V Hull, 165 I/O Mercruiser, kicker, trailer, many.
extras, runs great $6500. 287-5037.
Pop up trailer tent, Coleman, sleeps 6, stove, table, water
tank, spare tire, duty paid. $4300. 287-4932.
Bowrider 17 ft. mint cond, w/140 Johnson, pwr, trim/tilt,
factory, new, and full canvas. Best offer. 287-3319.
9 ft Dingy, fiberglass trailer, 1.2 hp, fisher motor, safety
equip. 252-5056.
10 x 4 Caribe 320 inflatable boat w/ factory wood floor, oars,
bellows. $400. 287-4739.
14 1/2 ft Abernathy, 25 hp motor Johnson, many extras.
$2700. 286-4536 after 6 pm.
18 ft Monark cabin boat, w/trailer, no motor, 10 hp Crysler
motor. $2500. 252-5111.
Canoe, Grumman, 15 ft aluminum. $500. 286-3192.
Trolling motor MX65 model, w/battery, never paddle again.
great forjon boats. $250. 287-5420.
16 ft Tri Hull, 100 hp outboard, trailer, extras. $3000/obo.
286-3127.

16 ft Orlando Clipper, 85 hp Mercury, w/new pwr head, new
lower unit, extra legs, braclets, Murray trailer w/new tires,
spare, tongue, lights, extras. $3000/obo. 286-4585.




Medium grade bedrm set, kitchen table, chairs, other hhg
items priced for quick sale. 287-5887.
Brand new bunk beds, matt, side rails included. $350. 287-
3525.
Bedrm set, dresser w/7 drawers, mirror, bed w/headbd, 2
night stands. $300. 287-4590.
Chest freezer. $200. 6 Louver blinds. $300. 252-2352.
Hide-a-bed, sofa, 2 swivel rocker chair, double bed, lamps,
lawnmower. 284-5732.
Queen sz waterbed, access included. $200. 286-6290 after 5
pm.
Freezer, large capacity frost free, Philco. $350/neg. 287-4178
evenings.
5 pc brass/glass dinette set, must sell. $100/obo. 284-5038
after 3 pm.
Queen sz bed, dresser w/large mirror, glass table w/4 chairs.
284-3638.
4 ac's, 18,000, 12,000, 14,000, 5,000 btu, exc cond.
Reasonable prices. 252-2287.
Living rm suite, 5 pcs, all dark custom made wicker, rattan
w/custom upholstery, pillows. $3200. 252-6324.
3 pc beautiful bedrm suite, chest, dresser, ladies c'.est, all exc
cond. $1250 for all. 252-6116.


6000 btu ac. $250. Dinette set. $100. 284-4587.


2 carpets, 13x16. $200. Beige 9x12, blue. $150. Waterbed
King sz. $300. 284-4587.
Fedder ac, 1800 btu, 6 mos old. $300. 252-6857.

Bedrm set, full sz bed, dresser, w/mirror, lights, chest of
drawers, night table. $2000/neg. 260-6187.
Oriental rugs. $200. Night stand. $30. 2 Whirlpool 8,000 btu
ac, newer model. $350. Weight set. $100. Bbq grill. $30.
283-3033.
Loveseat and sofa, brown stripe. $150. 282-4585.
Upright freezer, 25 in color tv, twin headboard. 286-3876.
Brown 5 pc living rm suite, couch makes bed. $500/obo.
284-6171.
Whirlpool freezer, 15 cu ft, frost free, exc cond. $500. 252-
6857.
Waterbed. king sz. $175. Power tools, garden tools, office
type metal desk. $100. 286-4026.

Oak kitchen table. $50. Country hutch. $30. Chest freezer.
$200. Oak canopy baby bed. $200. 284-5299.
2 desks w/matching hutch. $175 ca. 252-5731.
Dining rm set, w/6 chairs, china cabinet. $600. Wood bunk
beds, new matt. 5400. 286-3431.
Sofa, 4 chairs, dining set w/6 chairs, sewing machine, tv,
stereo. 286-3140.
Mini blinds, curtains, rods, 12x15 off white carpet,
dishwasher, microwave oven, betamax 287-3990.
Set of bunk beds w/matt, matt never used, beds 6 months old.
$350. 226-0197.
Moving sale, quality cherry furniture, curtains, rugs.
comforter set, fold up bed, Sony console color tv. 289-4566.
X-full beige lace curtains for 5 tropical windows. $185. Brass
floor lamp. $25. Embroidered sheer curtains. $65. 289-4566
Beautiful vanity, glass china closet, Ig solid wardrobe and
other items. 262-0382.

Bunk beds complete $200 287-5438.

Brass overhead lamp. $50/obo. 284 :321.
5 pc black laquer bedrm set, queen matt. box springs, gd
cond. $900/obo. 286-4781.

Computer desk, encloses CPU hidden program storage. $85.
287-4423.

New Whirlpool dishwasher. $285. Assort carpets/sizes. $90-
$150. 286-4295.
Bali blinds white w/4 different colors. 282-5522 after' 6 pm.
9 drawers dresser w/mirror, night stands. $300. Swivel
rocker. $200. Broyhill sofa. $500. Exercise cycle. $125. 252-
6767.


Country pine buffet, walnut stain, exc cond. $250. 286-648 1.
Baby crib and access. $100. 286-6522.


Sofa set queen sleeper, loveseat, chair, ottoman, gd cond.
$700. 287-5420.


Living set, dining set. microwave, tv, stereo, waterbed set.
computer, beds, vcr, toys, more. 284-5482.
Blue crushed velvet sofa. $295. Walnut coffee table
w/ matching end tables. $250. Carpets. 286-6136.
Roll top desk, very gd cond. $425/obo. 286-4430.
GE dishwasher, kitchen center, food slicer, portable casio
organ, ideal for students 252-2063.
45 in round oak kitchen table w/4 chairs. $625. Oak chest of
drawers/changing table. $200. 286-4994.
Student desk w/4 drawers. $65. Dark blue 9x12 carpet. 4 pc
living rm burnt orange. 286-4994.
Queen sz brass bed, Queen Anne style dining table wi6
chairs. 286-4633.
Carpets, 12x15 beige. $150. 10x12 brown. $125. 2-9x12 blue.
$100 each. 10x12 orange. $75. Queen sz bed. $300. 282-3522.
Dining table glass and wood w/4 chairs. $425. Flat top desk.
$120. Baby changing table. $55. Beige ottoman. $100. 282-
3522.

17.2 cu ft refrig/freezer, 19 cu ft freezer, 7 1/2 ft Christmas
tree, Whirlpool ac, 20,000 btu, curtains, large planters. 252-
6767.

Bed, dining, living room furniture, all items must go. 287
3990.
Dishwasher, Whirlpool, portable, 2 yrs old, exc cond. $275.
287-6939.
Frigidaire 18 cu ft refrig w/ice maker, 5 yrs old. $400. 284-
4535.
Maytag washer& dryer set, pastel yellow, 5 yrs old, exc cond.
$600 set. 287-4296.
King sz bed complete: matt, box spring, frame, headboard.
$200. 252-5722.
Sofa w/bed, blue colonial style. $500. Living rm furn, all
matching. $1300. Dishwasher. $75. 286-4882.
Side by side refrig w/ice maker. $450. Microwave. $250. 14 in
color tv. $150. 286-4599.
Large oval braided rug, dark blue. $50. Twin bed w/matt.
$60. 284-5299.
Family, living room furniture. $1000. 284-5792.

Carpet 9x12. $150. Carpet 12x16. $175. 6000 btu ac. $200.
King sz waterbed. $250/obo. 284-4587.
Furniture, baby items. 284-5587.
Kenmore washer & dryer set, new, sofa sleeper, 2
kitchenettes, boys twin bedrm set. 284-3397.
Mahogany coffee table. $80. 252-6750.
Lg bed. $160. Sect couch. $125. Combination stereo
telefunkin furniture piece. $100. Gas range. $425. 252-1194.
King sz bedrm set, value $1500 will sell for $900. Couch &
chair, value $900, will sell for $400. 268-1647.
Wall to wall carpet w/pad, beige, drapes for tropical. 284-
3597.
GE ac, 6000 btu. $175. Small refrig Sanyo. $185. 266-4270.
Queen/double bed headboard, teak w/wicker. $50.286-4882.
Electric meat slicer. $50. Dishwasher. $75. Living rm set,
matched w/tables and lamps. $1300. 286-4882.
Dining rm set, w/china cabinet, 8 chairs, Ig entertainment
center, both teak spanish black. $2900/$975. 252-6825.

King sz waterbed w/pads, heater. $250. Microwave. $75.
Atari games w/12 tapes. $50. 287-4928.
Sofa, chair, rocker, 2 end tables, ottoman/coffee table. $375.
Matching entertainment center. $75. 287-4928 after 6 pm.
Carpets, 12x15 beige, exc cond, w/pads, also 9x12 beige.
$150. 286-3823.
Refrig 19.6cuft.$875. 12xl5beigerug. $75. Freezer, 20cu ft.
$300. 286-3294.
Fedders 18,F00 btu ac. $200. Whirlpool 8,000 btu ac. $275.
whirlpool 8000 btu ac. $325. 8x13 ft oriental rug, matching
4x6 oriental rug. $200/obo. Dark wood night stand. $30.
283-3033
4 pc bedrm set, full. $275. 6 chair, dinette set. $69. Drawers
chest. $80. Plants. 220-6583 after 10 pm. 287-4379.


Refrig. $350 Dryer. $150. Both in exc cond. 284-4972.


Dining rm set for 8. $500. Betamax movie recorder, access.
$100. Whirlpool dishwasher. $50. 282-3839.
King sz matt. $75. 252-5162.
2 single sz beds w/matt. $100. 252-2216.
Large crib w/i.u:l. a60. 12r'5 eige ;et $120 9xl2 beige
carpet. $100. 284-6670
Dresser, coffee table, end table, entertainment center,
together or will sell separate. 287-5980.
Refrig GE, ice/water dispenser in soor, large. $1000.
Rugs/curtains, exc cond. 252-2419/6718.
23.5 cu ft. GE relrig, antique bed, elect food slicer, other
items. 252-5117




Baby cart. $40. Baby dressing basket. $40. Other baby
accessories. 261-3325.
Fisher price train set. 5100 Playhouse. 5100. Gym set. 580.
GlJoccl- :3wheelmoto 5100. Toddlerbike. $25. 252-6116.

Gold irons. Wilson staff s, pw, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, new grips.
590. 286-6346.
Refrig and ac spare parts, new, car ac parts, new, estimated
value $7000. Best offer. 286-6346.
Nishiki, Colorado, mountain bike, ATB, Helmit, water
bottle, I yr old. 287-6348.

Solid wood picnic table w/2 benches. $200. Aluminum
sliding door set w/tinted glass. $350. 226-1158.
Home burglar alarm system. $50. Motorcycle helmets. $15-
$20. 226-1158.


12 spd mans bike, gd cond. $80. 252-6426.

Baby swing. $12. Baby walker. $12 Frames, 8x10. $2 ea.
286-4474.
King size comforter. $35. 286-4023.
Drapes, 2 pr 72x84. $35. 5 mini blinds. $75. Baby swing. $15.
286-3294.
Weight set, including bench, !lt; Ib weights. $100/obo.
Tricycle. $10. 283-3033.
3 spd bike. $70. Home bar. $60. 287-4932.
Prima IIl, ping eye-2 look a like gulf clubs, frequency tuned
R-200 gold shafts. 5510 or make an offer. 287-6494.
Sliding aluminum windows. $30ea. Locking file cabinet. $65.
Fish aquariums. $2/gal. 252-2889.
Exercise bike w/odometer and exercise handle bars. $150.
252-2216.

Fish rod. $15. I set 83-85 Z/28 center caps. $40. 3-15x10
chrome truck wheels, 6 lugs. $5 ea. 283-4747.
20 inch girls bike. $30. Glass tumbler set. $6. Cool rest ice
chest for 4x4 vehicle. $10. 287-4876.
Surfboards, sunshine, rainbow, all merrick. 243-5366.
Wrought iron parrot cage, 3 ft tall, new paint. $60. 287-5438.
Drapes, 2 pair gold, I large set, pink w/ shears, beige priscilla
curtains. 287-5271.

Cobra spear gun, new. $150. 287-4544.
Rugs 12x26, 9x12, 12x15, 4 sets of curtains, hanging lamps.
286-4692.

Ceiling fans, Emerson casablance, 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.
27 in bike. $60. 16 in girl bike. $60. Bird cage. $30. Toys and
more. 284-5482.
Beautifully sculpted chinese-blue rug, imported from US,
26x15. 252-5036.

Wrought iron security gate for front door. $200. 252-2676.
5 light chandelier w/extra bulbs. $100. Ceiling fan w/light.
.65. 252-5354.
Sears Craftman shop table, steel, 8 drawers, steel vise, great
buy. $100. 286-4282.
Pcs move, women's clothes, wall pictures, garden stuff, world
globe, many more items, hurry. 286-4282.
BCA mountain bike 26 in cantilever brakes, index shifting
biopace crank. $350. 256-6356.
Boy's bowling ball, old and new records, exc cond, Buick
parts. 252-6057.
Brownie uniform, size 7, gd cond. 252-6860.
Surfboard 6 ft 2 in Tri Fin natural art. $225/obo. 256-6830.
Girls bike, 10 spd by Huffy, very new and very pink. $75.
260-6697.

Rugs 9x15 blue w/pad. $50. Parrot iron stand. $75. 286-6928.
Fencing 250 ft chain-link, 35 posts, gates Ig and sm. $375.
286-3890.

Cash register, liquid shot dispensers, triple bar sink, stainless,
glasses, etc. 284-4278.
Rock-n-ride car seat. $15. Big bird cage. $20. Little bird cage.
$5. 287-4883.
New bunk beds. $350. Baby swing. $10. Car seat. $22.
Stroller. $15. New potty chair. $7. 287-3525.

Solid pine country sink. $300. Neutral drapes. 150. Exe cond
Weber grill. $35. More. 284-5296.
Picnic table, 7 ft long. $75. Tv stand. $25. 284-5296.
Air compressor, I hp, 7.5 gal Sears. $290. Concrete flower
pits. $10 ea. Metal Shelves. 286-4882.
Portable crib. $60. 2 beige carpets. $60 ea. 286-4599.
Super heavy duty 18 in bandsaw, 2 hp motor, 220v. $700.
289-4829.


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contractor. 282-3564.

Live in maid, gen housework, care of one 4 yr old, mature,
responsible, wash, no irons. $110 month. 264-6220 after 5:30
pm.
Binoculars, machete w/sheath, back pack. 287-5272 ask for
Bob.

Jungle expert tab (metal) reward. 289-4657.


Suit cases, different sizes. 252-5185. Chain link fence. 252-2676.



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SNov. 17, 1989


6 priests are murdered in El Salvador


SAN SALVADOR (Reuter) -
Six Jesuit priests, most of them from
Spain, and two women university
employees were seized by armed men
in San Salvador Thursday, taken
into a campus garden and gunned
down as the battle for the capital
between leftist rebels and
government troops raged for a fifth
day.
A priest told Reuters that the men
entered the Central American
University at about 2:30 a.m. (3:30
a.m. EST) took the eight, who
included the rector and vice-rector,
into the garden and shot them. The
capital was under military curfew at
the time.
The priest, who asked not to be
identified, said there were M-16
assault rifle shells strewn around the
area where the bodies lay and that the
attackers also threw an incendiary
device. He could not say for certain
who was responsible for the killings.
The Jesuits have frequently been


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the target of verbal attacks from
some right-wing politicians and
military officers, who saw the priests
as siding with the leftist Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front.
In New York, the president of the
National Organization of Jesuits in
the United States said that in
addition to the six priests, a cook and
two daughters were killed. He called
the shootings a continuation of the
pattern of murder carried out by the
military in El Salvador.
On the fifth day of fighting
between rebels and troops in the
capital Thursday, the Red Cross said
it had been told by both sides to stay
out of combat zones because the
safety of its rescue workers could not
be guaranteed.
"It's just like Beirut here," said
university teacher Norma Benitas as
she watched the fighting in the
Zacamil suburb.
The rightist government of
President Alfredo Cristiani rejected a



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BATTLE BOUND - Salvadoran soldiers march down a street in San
Salvador Monday en route to combat against guerrillas of the Farabundo
MartiLiberation Front which launched a major offensive in the Salvadoran
capital Saturday. (APLaserphoto)


truce proposal made by the Red
Cross Wednesday, saying it was on
the verge of defeating the rebels, who
began their fiercest offensive of the
10-year-long civil war Saturday
night.
Plumes of smoke could be seen
rising over the working class suburbs
in the north of the capital where the
rebels have been entrenched since the
battle began.
"In the last couple of days we've
had long messages from our people
there that they are doing this kind of
killing all around the city," said
Father Walter Farrell.
Among the dead priests were
university rector Ignacio Ellacuria,
vice-rector Ignacio Martin Baro and
Segundo Montes, head of the
university's human rights office, the
Salvadoran priest said.
From Rome, Pope John Paul
appealed Thursday for an immediate
end to the fighting in El Salvador
where more than 650 people have
been reported killed and 1,000
wounded.
In a message to the Archbishop
Arturo Rivera Damas of San
Salvador, the pontiff said he wished
to make "a pressing appeal for an
immediate end to the fighting and for
both sides to take the responsible
path of sincere and constructive
dialogue."
The guerrillas had pulled out of the
latest round of deadlocked peace talks
with the government, accusing them
of not being sincere enough in
negotiations to end a war that has
killed 70,000 people.
There were no immediate casualty
reports from Thursday's fighting.
The State Department said
Wednesday that more than 650
people had been killed and more than
1,000 wounded since the offensive
began. Rebel statements from
Havana said their men had killed or


wounded 750 government soldiers.
No aircraft were seen overhead but
during the first hours of the day
several planes lit up the dark sky with
flares and tracer bullets as they
pounded rebel positions.
Armed Forces radio, which has
controlled the Salvadoran airways
since Saturday, broadcast calls from
frightened residents urging relatives
to leave the war-torn suburbs.
"If it is possible, if there is an
evacuation, please leave the house,"
one man, apparently separated from
the rest of his family, urged his
relatives over the radio.
Dozens of civilians have been
killed in the San Salvador battle and
thousands more remained in the
crowded suburbs occupied by the
rebels.
A U.S. intelligence assessment said
the government was in the process of
"mopping up," and President Bush
called on Cristiani to pledge
continued American support.
At the outset of the offensive on
Saturday night, army radio aired
statements from callers who said
vigilante justice should be taken
against church and leftist political
leaders.
Ellacuria was among those named
by the callers as those who should be
killed.
In 1980 three American nuns and
one lay religious woman who worked
with the Salvadorean poor were
raped and murdered on their way
back from the international airport.,
Five national guardsmen were
convicted of the crime.
In the same year, Archbishop
Oscar Romero was killed in the
capital city as he said mass. Former
president Jose Napoleon Duarte
later identified the assassin as a
bodyguard for Roberto d'Aubuisson,
leader of Salvador's ruling ARENA
party.


OAS backs away


Continued from page 1
OAS headquarters in Washington.
Ministers in the first three days of
talks have sought to work out a
common position on how to
encourage a solution to the crisis.
The Noriega-backed government
in May annulled general elections
after reports of a widespread
opposition victory. In September
Noriega appointed a little-known
civil servant as president, marking
the failure of a four-month OAS
effort to work out a negotiated
agreement between Panama's
military and opposition forces.
Panama, which has accused OAS
members of interfering in its internal
affairs, said it would not hold
elections until Washington ended its
policy of aggression against the
country.
The U.S. officials said that of the
active OAS members only Mexico,
Ecuador and Nicaragua still had
ambassadors in Panama.
The Group of Eight, including
Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela,
Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and
Peru, suspended Panama as a
member in 1988 after Noriega ousted
former president Eric Delvalle from
power.
U.S. officials said they were
working to strengthen the language
of the Group of Eight proposal,
although Washington was pleased
with the general framework of the
resolution.
The resolution said while


Panamanian authorities had shown a
total lack of political will to steer the
nation back into a constitutional
form of government, human rights
violations had increased.
"The threat to peace and human
rights have grown as they (the
authorities) have insisted in ignoring
negotiations as the basis for


overcoming the crisis," the statement
said.
The Group of Eight resolution also
said many OAS member states had
withdrawn their ambassadors from
Panama and would only send them
back if the government called
elections.
Ecuadoran Foreign Minister


Diego Cordovez, who had headed
OAS efforts to promote a solution to
the crisis, said whatever was finally
agreed would not include language
calling for a mandatory withdrawal
of ambassadors.
Asked if Ecuador would withdraw
its ambassador, he said, "Why
should it?"


Vuono attends American Armies meet


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - Gen. Carl
E. Vuono, chief of staff, U.S.
Army is attending the XVIII
conference of American Armies
hosted by Guatemala in
Guatemala City.
Other principal members of the
U.S. delegation include Gen.
Maxwell R. Thurman,
commander in chief, U.S.
Southern Command; Maj. Gen.
Marc A. Cisneros, commanding
general, U.S. Army, South; Lt.
Gen. Charles B. Eichelberger,
deputy chief of staff for
intelligence; Maj. Gen. Barry R.
McCaffrey, director of strategy,
plans andp olicy, Deputy Chief of
Staff for Operations and Col.
William A. Depalo Jr.,
c ommandant of the United States
Army School of the Americas.
The CAA, established in 1960,
is a meeting of the chiefs of


American armies and is intended
to promote inter-American
security. Delegations from 16
member countries have been
invited to attend along with
observer delegations from other
hemispheric nations and
international organizations.
The previous conference of
hemispheric army commanders
was hosted by Argentina in 1987.

Power cut set

for Quarry Hts.
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US-
SOUTHCOM PAO) - Electric
power to Quarry Heights will be
temporarily cut off Sunday from
6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
The power outage will affect all
of Quarry Heights and Morgan
Ave., according to Fred Warren,
chief of the Electrical Branch,
Directorate of Engineering and


Housing.
The electrical division of the
Panama Canal Commission will
be installing new metering
equipment in a sub-station
affecting Quarry Heights, said
Warren. A power cutoff is
necessary to insure the safety of
the technicians.

Call legal office

to redeem tickets
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US
SOUTHCOM PAO) - In-
dividuals who are unable to
redeem commercial airline tickets
due to the Omar Torrijos travel
restrictions should contact their
component legal office for
assistance.
For more information, call
(U.S. Air Force) 284-3052, (U.S.
Army) 287-5909, (U.S. Navy)
283-3653.


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Gift ofth Pa.na Canal M seum h Tro pic imes Vol. II, No. 42 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 17, 1989 CIA gets $3 million to topple Noriega LOS ANGELES (AP) -The CIA on drug-trafficking charges in criticism following the failed Oct. 3 executive orders regarding has launched a $3 million operation, February 1988 by federal grand coup attempt by dissident clandestine action, the Times with the approval of congressional juries in Miami and Tampa, Fla. Panamanian military officers. reported. oversight committees, to overthrow "What it boils down to is that we Administration officials presented A clarification memo was written Panamanian Gen. Manuel A. want him alive in the United States or the plans for the operation to Senate by William P. Barr, assistant Noriega, a newspaper reported dead," one source told the Times. and House intelligence committees attorney general in charge of legal Thursday. Sources told the newspaper the three weeks ago, the Times said. counsel, sent to CIA Director The covert operation has "no CIA believes disgruntled officers During the failed October coup, William H. Webster and finally restrictions" other than an order within the Panama Defense Forces the Bush administration said its delivered to the House and Senate prohibiting Noriega's assassination are willing to collaborate in the hands were tied by a 13-year-old Intelligence committees, the and could involve U.S. troops, the overthrow. executive order banning U.S. newspaper said. Los Angeles Times reported, citing The operation has been dubbed involvement in the assassination of According to the Times, the memo unidentified sources. Panama-5 -a reference to past foreign figures. paves the way for more active U.S. "It is an unimpeded effort to try to actions against Noriega -and Las t m o n t h, t he J u s tic e involvement in coup attempts not topple Noriega," one source told the reflects a renewed commitment by Department was assigned to make meant to result in assassination but Times. "We're going into it with the the Bush administration, which drew clear a series of Ford administration that could result in death. understanding that there may be loss of life, though the effort will be not to kill anyone." President Bush said at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., before leaving for Houston Thursday that he would neither confirm nor deny the report. a "If there was a covert operation, would I discuss it, ever? It wouldn't be covert if I even referred to it, so there will be no such discussion of anything, which means I am not confirming nor denying," he told ENTERING HA RBOR -The UNITAS XXXflagship USS Briscoe clears the Bridge of the Americas on its way to reporters on Air Force One. Naval Station Panama Canal piers Tuesday. A report of UNITAS XXX appears on page 7. (U.S. Navy photo by The United States has been trying PH3 Karen Banks) to oust Noriega since he was indicted OA S backs awayfrom strong action on Panama WASHINGTON(Reuter)-Latin Rican proposal to the General elections as soon as possible. emerges," a U.S. official said. "He America's major democracies Assembly of the Organization of U.S. officials said while they had won't be able to do that with the backed away Wednesday from American States (OAS) that all OAS preferred the Costa Rican proposal Group of Eight resolution." taking strong concerted action members formally agree to withdraw the new Latin American proposal The Panamanian election crisis against Panamanian military leader their ambassadors from Panama to met one bottom-line U.S. demand. has been the major focus of the sixManuel Antonio Noriega. denounce the Noriega-backed "We don't want Noriegato be able day General Assembly meeting at the The Group of Eight, formed by government as illegitimate. to claim victory from whatever Continued on page 24 Latin American democracies, Instead, the group proposed that refused to go along with a Costa the OAS urge Panama to call free USSO THCOM readiespian DOD civilians get free housing to cut Ci --, f QUARRY HEIGHTS (US civilian personnel with SOUTHCOM PAO) -The transportation agreements who Secretary of Defense has are currently occupying QUARRY HEIGHTS (US remaining sensitive to family approved CINCSOU'TH's government quarters are now SOUTHCOM PAO) -The U.S. integrity," said Thurman. "In proposal for rent-free government eligible for rent-free government Southern Command is preparing a addition, we will remain sensitive to housing to Department of housing. For more information proposal to reduce the number of the needs of unaccompanied Defense civilians with transportacontact your component civilian dependents of civilian employees in personnel and minimize financial tion agreements. This measure, personnel office. Panama. The proposal is being hardship for all civilian members and which reflects a greater and more -developed by SOUTHCOM's their families. equitable commitment to the U.S. H oiday air travel Manpower, Personnel and "We will also attempt to preserve Southern Command civilian e -Administration Directorate and will the status, privileges and benefits of population, was proposed last to be via TorrioS be forwarded by Gen. Maxwell civilian employees to the maximum month by Commander in Chief Thurman, SOUTHCOM extent possible," said Thurman. Gen. Maxwell Thurman. QUARRY HEIGHTS (US commander in chief, to the Thurman stressed that the SOUTHCOM PAO) -DeSecretary of Defense for final command will maintain operational "Although DOD civilians partment of Defense personnel approval. readiness at all times and will around the world are entitled to and their families will be allowed encourage voluntary participation rent-free housing benefits," said to travel through the Omar The proposal will reduce the with the plan when it is approved to Thurman, "DOD civilians here Torrijos International Airport number of DOD civilian families in help ensure it were not getting those benefits. So from Dec. 16 through Jan. 7. Panama as a force protection In conjunction with this proposal, I proposed that civilians with This exception has been measure. A similar plan was all civilian employees were asked to transportation agreements in granted to ease holiday travel by approved last week to reduce the fill out a questionnaire which asked Panama receive rent-free providing an alternative to number of military families in questions not found in the government quarters and utilities. Howard AFB. Panama. individual's personnel folder. This The Secretary of Defense agreed." All DOD personnel traveling "Our main concern is to ensure the information will be used to make the Rent-free housing for through Torrijos Airport during security and quality of life of all our best-informed decisions possible command-sponsored DOD the holiday period must use the DOD employees and their families when taking into account each civilians is effective immediately military bus service operating assigned to Panama," said Thurman. civilian's unique situation. and is retroactive to Nov. 1, 1989. daily between designated military "To do this, I want to reduce the Work on te proposal will be Personnel can expect to see the installations and the airport. n u m ber, and the r e by the completed in the next few weeks and cessation of the rent deduction Those buses will be escorted to vulnerability, of our DOD families in will then be forwarded to reflected in their paychecks by the and from the airport by U.S. Panama." Washington for final approval. end of November, although each forces armed security personnel. The proposal is based on a set of "I appreciate the hard work our service will be different. There will U.S. Army South's 41st Area principles developed by Thurman. civilians and their families are doing be a rebate for the rent already Support Group will publish a From these principles, specific rules here in Panama," said Thurman. "I paid in the first four days of schedule for this bus service as will be developed for implementaalso realize that there are many November. That rebate will be well as the pickup/dropoff points. tion. u n i q u e factors to civilian included in mid-December The schedule will be announced 'We will do our very best to employment that don't apply to the paychecks. on SCN-TV and Radio and in the demonstrate empathy for civilian military and we are working very All command-sponsored DOD Tropic Times. members and their families while hard to address each of them."

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0 Nov. 17, I989 'Excellence is the Standard' -or CA T They specialize in difficulties, projects HOWARDAFB(1978thCG/PA) McConnell, SrA Trevor Kearns, -The 1978th Communications Senior Airman Patrick Patterson, Group's Centralized Antenna Team, Ralph Harden, Airman Nome or CAT, recently answered the call Compton and Airman Kenneth Kite. for a special antenna job. Using the CAT's huge cherryThe Defense Mapping Agency, picker type low-profile truck, a 125Washington, D.C., had two pound Log Periodic antenna was components in Panama. removed from building 127, Fort The Defense Mapping Agency Clayton. Inter-American Geodedic Survey Two antenna/cable maintenance (DMA-IAGS), Fort Clayton' technicians on top of the slanted roof recently transferred to Fort Belvor, teceas the lantedfroof Va. hiscomonet oftheDefnse released the antenna from it's Va. This component of the Defense mounting bracket. It was then Mapping Agency, Combat Support transferred to technicians waiting in Center, (DMA-CSC), Albrook AFS, the low-profile dual buckets who Hoevhe ms DMAAGS annes t were suspended near the roof. After However, since IAGS manned the securing the antenna between the network control station which is the buring t as betweed, communications link to the regional buckets, it was slowly lowered, offices throughout Central and placed on the ground and the eight South America, the network's new antenna elements dismantled. home was to become the CSC. The antenna was relocated to Therefore, a call for technical DMA -CSCs building 800. A assistance went out to the U.S. Air complete corrosion control Forc andArmyin Pnamafor inspection was done and the antenna antenna and radio relocation, was reassembled for installation. The "We frequently help out the other CAT team erected a 48-foot selfunits with specialized antenna supporting tower and the antenna W O problems or projects. When we heard was mounted on top of the tower. about the agency job I went and Next came the communication surveyed exactly what had to be hook-up. About 125 feet of radio done," said TSgt. Terry A. Ford, frequency and control cable was noncommissioned officer in charge installed fromt he tower to building of the 1978th's Antenna Maintenance 800, where they relocated the radio. work center. "After connections and antenna "The agency thought they would alignment were completed, radio have to pay $500 a day for a suitable checks were done between the crane to reach the antenna, which network control station and several was located on top of a 75-foot of the stations in the region -they building on Fort Clayton. But we each were loud and clear," said Ford. could do the work with our The Defense Mapping Agency equipment and trained technicians, now has communication capabilities saving them money. The Army didn't with it's regional units throughout have the expertise, manpower or Latin America. Maj Douglas L. Using their low-profile truck, the 1978th Communications Group's equipment to do what was Botts, CSC commander, said "I am Centralized Antenna Team members secure the Defense Mapping Agency's necessary," he said. very pleased with the installation and antenna, Fort Clayton, between the buckets to be lowered to the groundfor Besides Ford, the CAT team I agree with the CAT team's motto dismantling and relocation to Albrook Air Force Station. (U.S. Air Force members were: TSgt. Joseph 'Excellence is the Standard.'" photo by Amn. Nome Compton) our readers say Keep kids safe with seat belts --always The Editor, The Tropic Times This is the fourth time in two years that I'm writing about parents not putting seat belts on their children. I get so frustrated and angry when I see kids standing inside cars or, worse yet, riding in the back of pickups with no seat belts on. L I applaud the article in a recent Tropic Times about the importance and mandatory nature of wearing seatbelts, and how few people comply. I only ask you to think about child/children, who are completely at your A mercy for their safety. Do you need to hear about the 2-year-old who was thrown from the car and splattered on the highway because you were too lazy and insensitive to restrain him or her? That child will not hear his/her favorite bedtime story or have the chance to experience the richness of life. How could you live with yourself if you were responsible for this tragic scenario? If you love your child/children, show it by simply putting seat belts on them if over 5 years old and using car seats properly if under five. Our MPs and SPs are doing a great job. I would further challenge them to strictly enforce the seat belt regulation by not allowing anyone on base who is not strapped in. How many times have I seen unrestrained kids and Everyone shares in adults enter a military reservation, with nothing said to them? By the way, parents, be prepared for me to keepembarrassing you in public if I see you driving with no seatbelts on your kids. o Capt. Mark Wise 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, underthe 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. the Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, T ro p ic T im esAbrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 3 EFMB: Only the best earn this honor by PFC Megra Johnson the areas of evaluation. After the forced road march. He didn't. their EFMBs. Now these soldiers written test candidates were The 12 candidates all finished the wear the badge of distinction and FORT SHERMAN (USARSO motivated to complete the testing. last testing hurdle within the three remember the painstaking effort of PAO) --Soldiers put their military They had to adopt an attitude which hour time limit and were awarded attaining it. knowledge and life saving ability to a allowed them to take the testing in four-day test while reaching for the doses. "I just take it one day at a Expert Field Medical Badge. time," said Melton. "Every step will More than 90 soldiers participated be a challenge, and when I finish it is in this cycle's EFMB training in an accomplishment," he added. pursuit of the highest honor awarded The first test after the break was medics during peace time. the Jungle Operations Training k Although the test is optional, it's Center day and night navigation highly recommended for medics. course. Candidates were given a map "The EFMB is a symbol of and four objective point coordinates. excellence," said Spec. Alonso Of the four points soldiers were Melton, 5th Battalion, 87th Infantry required to find three in three hours. Regiment. Many of the candidates considered Before the hands-on training land navigation the hardest testing began, soldiers were given a written area. "The conditions, environment skills test which measured their basic and thickness of the jungle make it understanding of military and difficult," said Spec. Adolph Ramos, medical skills. Soldiers had to 534th Military Police Company demonstrate military knowledge (Combat Support). through common tasks such as; The land navigation course took Nuclear, Chemical and Biological its toll on 21 candidates. The 18 protection and decontamination and candidates who completed the course assembling and qualifying. with an went on to the Emergency Medical M-16 rifle. Treatment and survival lanes. The written test eliminated more Capt. Ramon Reyes, a 142nd Thewrite tet hmiatd mre Medical Battalion company tan half the class while the Meia Btalo cmpn thnigantes pre the commander, believes the EMT lanes remaining candidates prepared to go are the most difficult part of the test. to the field. "EMT goes beyond the basics of first They were motivated and prepared aid. You actually have to stabilize a to embark on the field testing with a "ca do atitue.Howver poitial patient. You need to know how to cando"attitude. However,political save a life, and that's what we're unrest caused a two-week delay that testing," Reyes said. affected the testing process. After the lanes only 12 candidates Some of the test evaluators and remained to face the litter obstacle candidates couldn't continue after course. A four-man team had to the delay. They were either deployed negotiate hills, narrow passageways, or left the country for a new duty high and low obstacles and thejungle station. terrain while carrying a 150-to-170 When the testing resumed, pound patient. additional evaluators had to be All 12 candidates passed the found and positions were changed to course. "At this point in the game I accomodate the losses. Now only 39 didn't expect anyone to fail," said students remained. MSgt. Victor Carrion, the operation The delay also broke the students' NCO. "Only the best remain." momentum. Testing is usually done Carrion added that he didn't Four EFMB candidates overcome a water obstacle during the litter obstacle in sequence with no break between expect to lose anyone on the 12-mile course. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence) g. Soldiers from the 5th Inf. (Mechanized) evacuate a "patient" during EFMB testing. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl A. Scott Lawrence)

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 Spec Fred Bradley, HHC, 5/87th, sends bursts of SA W ammunition down range during live-fire exercises at Empire Range. N N Sgt. Timothy West, Company A, 1/508th, monitors Pvt. 1 Andrew Raymond's simulated battlefield injuries during Company A 's mock medevac run.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 5 Live fire enhances combat readiness story by Spec. Bob Blocher photos by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney EMPIRE RANGE (USARSO PAO) U.S. Army South and augmentee soldiers recently took the blank adaptors and "lazer tag"equipment off their M-16s during two weeks of live-fire exercises at Empire Range. Soldiers from the 193rd Infantry Brigade, 504th Military Police Battalion and 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) participated in the exercises, which began at team and squad level, and culminated in Task Forces "Red Devil" and "Wildcat." Maneuvering with bullets flying down range added a sense of realism to the training, said SFC Robert K. Estes, Scout and Mortar Platoon, HHC, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment. Like Estes, other 1/508th soldiers found training with live rounds gave them an experience blanks couldn't provide. "Using live ammo kept my head in the ball game," explained PFC Gary D. Sartin of 2nd Platoon, Company B. "With blanks, you don't have to aim. But with live rounds, every shot counts. SSgt. Ken McArdle leads soldiers of Company A, 1/508th, into "battle." Those are your buddies down range." Sgt. Daniel Ziemecki, 1st Platoon, Company C, echoed Sartin's feelings. "We're a lot more conscious of where we put our rounds. In combat, soldiers are injured by friendly fire. Soldiers who stay safe stay alive." The exercise also gave soldiers from different units the chance to work together. "I've never done anything like this," said Spec. Todd A. Price, 3rd Platoon, Company A. "Firing live rounds and learning what kinds of support we could expect built confidence." "Everybody moved like they had a purpose," added PFC John D. Terry, 1st Platoon, Company B. "It made me trust my buddy and become confident that if anything really happened, he wouldn't let me down." SSgt Derrick Summerville, Company A, 1/508th charges into mock urban terrain. SSgt. John Thoman (left) and 1st Lt. Reginald Bostick (right), both from Company A, 5/87th, scout enemy positions.

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6 Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 Antitank platoon gives comfort in live-fife by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney receive a call for help, antitank rockets to vehicle-mounted missile "It's the worst thing that can platoon soldiers get the right weapon systems. In fact, the worst part of possibly happen to an antitank FORT CLAYTON (USARSO in place quickly. their mission is having to carry crewplatoon," he said. "It really dogs you PAO) -High explosives and cold Their arsenal of antitank weapons served weapons into place, according out. I can see now why we do PT." logic are two ingredients needed to runs from lightweight, shoulder-fired to Spec. Bill Ferguson. Once the antitank platoon is in overcome an armored vehicle on the position, the riflemen protect them battlefield. while they take on enemy armor. Both were demonstrated by Recognizing the antitank platoon as riflemen from 3rd Platoon, their greatest threat, the enemy will Company B, 5th Battalion, 87th make every effort to take them out of Infantry Regiment and the Antitank action. That's why the antitank Platoon from HHC, 5/87th during platoon and riflemen are quick.to recent live-fire exercises at Empire jump to each other's defense on the Range. battlefield. "The purpose of the mission was to "Trust them? We have to trust build confidence by getting us to them. They're our infantry," said work together," said 1st Lt. Jeffrey PFC oa isant a d Smith, AT platoon leader. PFC David Wilson, AT platoon. Unexpected enemy armor in the "Likewise, they have to trust us," battlefield can have disastrous results added Spec. Fred Bradley, AT for infantrymen who aren't prepared. platoon. "If we go out there and miss "You have to contend with the A our target, we're not solving the armor first," said PFC John problem. Spratlin, 3rd Platoon. "It completely chanes he chem ofthigs.Learning to work together is what changes the scheme of things. this live-fire was about. But other But these infantrymen take lessons were driven home as well. comfort in their antitank platoon. "We know they're right behind us," Providing cover for their squad an M-60 team from Company C 5/87th When an antitank rocket literally Spratlin said. Infantry slams live rounds into an enemy position. (U.S. Armyphoto by Spec. rocks your world from 20 feet away, Moving into action as soon as they Paul L. Sweeney) it puts a whole new meaning to the words "backblast area all clear"~not to mention what it does to your ff &0 marksmanship. 4 0 Firing an M-60 machine gun from y W S the hip may look great in the movies, HOWARD AFB (1978th CG/ PA) "TERPS is particularly important When an instrument procedure is but it doesn't work in real life. The --The weather at Howard Air Force in Panama because of the high completed, it must be flight checked muzzle flash can fire up your life, and Base can get to the point that terrain in the immediate area of the by local pilots to verify the procedure there's no knowing where your visibility for pilots is nonexistent, Howard AFB flightline. His job here is safe and meets the need of the rounds will end up, Spratlin said. and the key to a safe landing or is doubly demanding since almost users. "You don't worry about it when departure becomes TERPS. every radio aid to navigation needed The instrument procedure for the you're firing blanks. You just don't TERPS, or Terminal Instrument for air traffic control is available at military airfield is then forwarded to look to see where the rounds would Procedures,is the development of Howard AFB. This gives the base the the 1978th's intermediate really go," Spratlin said, gently standard arrival and departure ability to serve every type of aircraft headquarters, Tactical Comtapping his M-60. "But with live routes that ensure separation of in the world," said SMSgt. Willie F. munications Division, for approval rounds, this baby really walks aircraft and obstacles in the terminal Elizandro, Air Traffic Control and the Federal Aviation around. You have to hold onto it." area. These procedures are especially Complex, chief controller. Administration for concurrence and "War is a high-speed, violent state important when visibility is virtually Howard AFB has a wide range of publication. of confusion," said SFC David de nonexistent due to weather aircraft that use the facility regularly, "With the help of state of the art Camp, AT platoon sergeant. conditions. TERPS is the key to they include: the U.S. Air Force's automation, procedure development Soldiers have to deal with battlefield flying-safety success at each airport OA-37 Dragonfly, A-7 Corsair II, Cis much quicker than even a couple of noise and friendly fire if they're going facility worldwide. 130 Hercules, C-141 Starlifter, C-5 years ago. But, even with the to be effective. The TERPS sky-mapping job at Galaxy, and a variety of U.S. Army computer, it still takes a lot of From the looks of the targets Howard AFB belongs to TSgt. helicopters that include UH-I Hueys, creativity to build a procedure that downrange, AT Platoon and 2nd David P. Farmer, a member of the AH-1 Cobras, UH-60 Blackhawks will comply with local requirements. Platoon soldiers aren't going to have 1978th Communications Group's and CH-47 Chinooks. Safety is the watch word in TERPS, a problem being effective. With Air Traffic Services Division. The 1978th's air traffic controllers and I'm here to serve each pilot in a training like this, they're going to be He is watch supervisor qualified in in the control tower and radar final very dedicated way," said Farmer. someone else's problem. the control tower and radar final control facility also handle a wide approach facility, and is Spanishrange of other aircraft from Central language qualified. and South American countries. "I design the best possible Elizandro said, "Farmer spends 0 departure and arrival route, and let many hours working equations to the pilot know, through flight ensure flight paths are obstruction information publications, how fast free within a 60-mile radius of the to descend or climb to keep from Howard AFB flightline. From design hitting antenna towers, hills, tall to publication of the local instrument buildings, etc. My development of procedures for aircraft, and procedures takes into account the maintenance of each procedure, fullheight of local obstructions and time attention is required in doing aircraft weight," said Farmer. TERPS with perfection." THE LEADING CHILD-KILLER IN AMERICA ISN'T ANY DISEASE AT ALL! IT'S LETTING CHILDREN RIDE UNPROTECTED! THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE -Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan,24th Transportation Squadron, tells Air Force people how household good vouchers are to be B U C K L E -U P ., filled out. With the changes in tour lengths and dependent travel here, many people are now faced with the prospect of leaving for their next station Howard Air Force Base Family Advocacy Program 284-64 10 sooner than anticipated. (U.S. A ir Force photo)

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 7 UNITAS XXX visits U.S. NavalStation U. S. NAVAL STATION bilaterally or in multinational in 1959 and was developed under the communications, seamanship, and PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA exercises. direction of the Chief of Naval "freeplays" which employ all facets PAO) -The fleet is in this week at The deployment transits the Operations, Adm. Arleigh A. Burke. of naval warfare. Naval Station Panama Canal -the Caribbean Sea and areas of the UNITAS has been conducted Most recently, amphibious UNITAS fleet, that is. Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and annually ever since, operations, naval gunfire support, .IAu tr reinforces the strategic importance of Originally, UNITAS was oriented helicopter cross decking, mine UNITAS is an annual trading these vital se a lanes of toward anti-submarine warfare. warfare, and Coast Guard deployment in which maritime communications. Successive years have added operations have also been nations of South America operate The idea for a training deployment exercises in anti-air warfare, antiincorporated into the deployment. with the United States Navy either to South Americawas first conceived surface warfare, electronic warfare, The operational exercises conducted under the aegis ol UNITAS are unique in that nc formal government agreements govern their execution. UNITAS i truly a Navy-to-Navy operation. The name "UNITAS" (Latin for "UNITY") is aptly chosen for the deployment. Because it was formulated and implemented with an emphasis on cooperative efforts, UNITAS has historically been of mutual benefit to the respective participating navies. Senior South American and U.S. Navy officers who have been involved in UNITAS during its lengthy history consistently extend strong support for continuing these operations. -While exercises at sea are the primary focus of the deployment, inport activities support UNITAS objectives as well. These activities center on training symposiums as well as humanitarian and community relations projects undertaken by the U.S. sailors working in concert with SouthAmerican naval personnel. A positive atmosphere results from these close navy-to-navy relationships. A primary objective of this year's UNITAS is to continue USS Briscoe, flagship of the UNITASXXXfleet, docks at Naval Station Panama Canalpiers Tuesday. (U.S. Navy building upon these solid traditions photo by PH3 Karen Banks) of hemispheric naval cooperation. Naval Station makes 48-hour safety check-up U.S. NAVAL STATION PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA PAO) -While a recent rash of Navy accidents has been big news lately, the other side of the coin hasn't received much play. In reality, the Navy's recent safety record is enviable. Compared to 1987, the record this year reflects at least a 50 percent reduction in all accident categories, including fatalities. The trend has been a gratifyingly downward one. The Navy Safety Stand Down announced this week is "a time to back away from the trees and take a look at the forest." This stand down is an excellent medium to do just that and keep the trend k plummeting down," according to the Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, Adm. Powell F. Carter Jr. Here at Naval Station Panama Canal, the response to the stand down has included supervisortraining meetings, opened with remarks by Capt. J. S. Comer, c ommanding officer, in which participants were tasked with eliciting input from all hands in evaluating their immediate work areas for safety considerations. This afternoon the supervisors will meet again to determine responses necessary to any immediate safety concerns. Though there have been no losttime accidents at the Naval Station this fiscal year, safety will continue to assume ever greater emphasis in daily and routine operations. USSRichardE. Byrd, one of the UNITASXXX fleet, gets a helping handdocking atNavalStationPanana Canalpiers Tuesday. (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Karen Banks)

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8 Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 U.S. news Pennsylvania restricts abortion rights HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) -the 24th week of pregnancy, bars Kate Michelman, executive measure a "limited pro-choice bill Gov. Robert P. Casey said "sex-selection" abortions and director of the National Abortion that reflects mainstream Wednesday he would sign a bill that restricts the use of fetal tissue in Rights Action League, said in a Pennsylvania. It helps protect the would tighten Pennsylvania's research. statement, "Pennsylvania legislators rights of the unborn, the sanctity of abortion restrictions and praised the Its chief sponsor, Rep. Stephen are defying the pro-choice majority life." measure as "a positive step forward." Freind, R-Delaware, has said one of of their state and they will pay a Mellow, the adoptive father of two "I'm told the bill is in the same his goals is to challenge theSupreme political price in the 1990 elections." girls, said, "Not once during the form as it was when it left the House. Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. NARAL scheduled a candlelight entire debate did I hear any mention If that's the case, I'll sign it," Casey Wade that legalized abortion. vigil at Casey's official residence whatsoever of the 50,786 children told reporters while on his way to an "Pennsylvania was, is and always Wednesday night to urge him to veto who in 1988 were aborted. Not once unrelated meeting. will be .pro-life," Freind said. "This the bill and prevent the return of did I hear that perhaps there is an "I think from my point of view, the gives a real big shot in the arm to the women to "the dark ages." alternative to abortion and that is bill is good legislation. I've said that national pro-life movement." Senate Minority Leader Robert that very simple thing called from the beginning. I think it's a Casey, a Democrat who faces reMellow, a Democrat, called the adoption." positive step forward that we're election next year, was asked if his protecting unborn life after the 24th anti-abortion will harm him week when children can live outside politically. the womb." "That remains to be seen," he said. The state Senate approved the "I think the election will take care of House-passed legislation, 33-17, itself." Tuesday night without changes Although unable to stop an antidespite pro-choice senators'repeated abortion bill considered the most attempts to amend the multi-faceted restrictive in the nation, abortion bill. The bill cleared the House Oct. rights advocates predicted women 24. would find ways to terminate their Casey is not expected to receive the unwanted pregnancies. bill until Friday at the earliest, when But supporters of the legislation House Speaker James Manderino said its passage showed returns from an out-of-town Pennsylvania's "pro-life" leanings commitment. The governor may not and predicted it would give sign it without the signature of the momentum to other states that want speaker, a Democrat who voted for to limit abortions. the bill last month. "It's not going to stop one abortion With Casey's signature, which he and I've not talked to anyone that has promised all along, the bill would says it will," said Sen. Ralph Hess, a become the first and most farRepublican abortion rights reaching anti-abortion statute to be advocate. "All it's going to do is enacted in the nation since the create more paperwork and force Supreme Court's Webster v. women to lie." Reproductive Health Services National women's groups, decision in July. predicted legislators who approved It imposes a 24-hour waiting the measure would be tossed out of i period, requires husbands to be office by an electorate that has grown PRO-CHOICE -Hundreds of pro-choice demonstrators hold a rally notified of a wife's intent to get an more assertive about a woman's Monday in downtown San Francisco to protect a woman's right to have an abortion, bans most abortions after choice to have an abortion. abortion. (AP Laserphoto) Secret shuttle mission postponed for two days SPACE CENTER, Houston make," said Forrest McCartney, the NASA said the flight was put off to against hardware, which could cause (UPI) -The shuttle Discovery's center's director. "When you have a no earlier than Nov. 22 because of a short," NASA said in a statement. planned launch Monday on a problem that has as serious a concern about potential wiring Discovery's IEAs will be removed military flight has been delayed at consequence as this one you want to problems in electrical units attached for an inspection and if no problems least two days to Thanksgiving eve take it slow and do it right." to each of Discovery's solid-fuel are found, the units will be because of possible short circuits in The goal of the flight, the seventh boosters. reinstalled. But the work will delay two key booster control devices, since the 1986 Challenger disaster, is In addition, small leaks were the launch at least two days even if no officials said this week. classified. But sources and published found in hydraulic power units used problems are found. Discovery and its four-man, onereports have said Discovery's to move the booster nozzles for "It all depends on what we find woman crew had been scheduled for payload is a 6,000-pound spy satellite steering during the first two minutes when we open these things up," said a night liftoff around 7:30 p.m. capable of eavesdropping on Soviet of flight. an official who asked not to be Monday from launch pad 39-B at the military communications. "The launch date .is being named. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The countdown to launch had evaluated at this time but is no earlier To keep their options open, "This was an easy decision to been scheduled to begin Friday, but than Nov. 22," NASA said. technicians were ordered to remove Engineers at the Kennedy Space the electronics units from boosters Comm ercialspaceshotJadls Center worked Tuesday to strip away scheduled for use with the shuttle foam insulation at the base of each Columbia in December. Any two booster to gain access to the two "good" units will be installed in WHITE SANDS MISSILE ones after this," he predicted. "integrated electronics assemblies" Discovery's boosters as warranted. RANGE, N.M. (Reuter) -A "Hopefully we will find some -IEAs -so they can be removed As for the hydraulic leaks, a source commercial rocket was deliberately relatively small problem and press and inspected. said if an HPU has to be replaced, destroyed 37 seconds after liftoff on." The IEAs are the electronic brains launch would be delayed more than Wednesday when it veered far off Slayton said the failure apparently of the giant boosters, routing two days, although the full impact of course, the second failure in four was not connected to a problem computer commands from the such a swap out was not immediately attempts by private industry to enter discovered late Tuesday in the shuttle to the solid-fuel motors and known. space. attitude control system of the they must operate properly during Discovery's mission is the fifth The Starfire 1 rocket, built by Starfire 1 rocket. ascent. fully-classified military shuttle flight Space Services Inc. of Houston, was Slayton would not disclose the Along with removing the IEAs, booked by the Department of launched on time at 9:45 a.m. EST. cost of the program. technicians also plan to tighten Defense. As usual with such Its second stage fired properly 15 The Starfire was a 6,000-pound, fittings on the booster hydraulic missions, a news blackout is in effect seconds later, but by then the rocket two-stage solid fuel vehicle that was power units, or HPUs, in a bid to and NASA has not released any was veering away from its planned carrying a package of experimental stop the leaks. details about the flight other than to trajectory. equipment sponsored by the A NASA spokesman said the sayDiscoverywilltakeoffsometime At the 37-second mark, controllers Universityof Alabama infHuntsville's IEAs, built by Bendix Corp., were between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. destroyed the rocket when it was C o n s o r t i u m f o r M ate r i a l s modified recently and that engineers It will be the first night shuttle clear the guidance system had Development in Space. The had discovered a potential for wires launch since Nov. 26, 1985. malfunctioned and the vehicle could consortium is one of 16 commercial in the units to rub against a bracket, On board will be commander be seen tumbling wildly. centers established through NASA possibly creating a short circuit. Frederick Gregory and co-pilot John Donald Slayton, president of to encourage more private sector "It was discovered by the vendor Blaha, both Air Force colonels, Navy Space Services Inc., said his involvement in the space program. that wiring in these two aft units Capt. Manley "Sonny" Carter and company will keep trying. The Starfire was a 6,000-pound, could potentially have been routed civilians Kathryn Thornton and "We are going to have 99 good two-stage solid fuel vehicle. such that some wires could rub Story Musgrave.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 9 U.S. news Tornadoes slash Huntsville; 19 die HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (UPI.) -Alabama Emergency Management Rescuers using cranes, backhoes Monday. Rescuers using cranes and Agency Director. and floodlights worked into the Thunderstorms also spawned floodlights searched Thursday for Huntsville police officials said morning to sift through rubble of the tornadoes Wednesday in Mississippi, victims of the tornadoes that slashed there were 19 confirmed deaths and demolished Westbury Mall shopping Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas and through the city, killing at least 19 at least 280 injuries "and we still have center, pausing periodically to listen South Carolina. A tornado was also people and injuring nearly 300 more, fears that there are more victims in for possible survivors. suspected in Morrow County in authorities said. the rubble," said police spokesman At least four people were killed in north-central Ohio, where several Tornadoes roared through six Ben Jennings. the collapse of the two-story barns were destroyed and other Southern states Wednesday and as "We're still going through the apartment complex, and at least buildings damaged. many as four twisters devastated debris," said police Sgt. Ron Fudge. three more were killed when one of A couple and their daughter had to Huntsville, trapping dozens of The most destructive tornado in the tornadoes struck a technical be pulled from the wreckage when a people in collapsed buildings and Huntsville hit at 4:30 p.m. CST and college, Fudge said. tornado crushed their house between overturned cars during the evening carved a path of destruction a halfOne of the twisters skirted an Bluff Springs and Mellow Valley in rush hour, police said. mile wide and up to 4 miles long, elementary school. None of the eastern Alabama. The three were "It's incredible destruction -damaging an apartment complex, children still inside about 90 minutes hospitalized and their conditions vehicles and debris stacked on top of homes, schools, churches and a after the end of classes was injured, were not immediately known. each other, in some places 10 to 12 shopping center containing at least Fudge said, but a motorist outside Several dozen houses and mobiles feet deep," said Danny Cooper, 10 stores. was killed. homes in the area were destroyed and "An engineering National Guard more were damaged, disaster unit west of here is bringing their coordinators said. About 300 homes construction equipment in to lift steel in the area were without telephone beams and different pieces of debris, service and electric power. trying to get in where we can see if Several tornadoes were reported in people are there," Fudge said. northern Georgia. The most severe It was the third time in 25 years touched down in Coweta County southeastern Huntsville has been hit south of Atlanta, where it damaged by tornadoes. In May .1974, twisters several mobile homes and vehicles, destroyed businesses just north of uprooted trees and injured several where Wednesday's damage people. occurred. Traffic was backed up for at least 2 "We know that there is major miles on Interstate 85 and other damage widespread," Cooper said. highways near Palmetto, Ga., "It's dark. There's no power. Trees because of accidents and debris. and power lines are down and it's The twister flipped a television impossible to get through the street. satellite truck several feet in the air It's not easy to get into the area." just seconds after the TV Making matters worse, temperatures photographer stepped from it. in the area dropped from the mid-70s A tornado blew a new roof off the BUSH ON EAST GERMANY -With Secretary of State James Baker before the twisters hit to the mid-30s gymnasium at East Poinsett County looking on, President Bush hails East Germany's move to give its people afterward, with wind chills in the High School in Lepanto, Ark., unrestricted travelfreedom during an Oval Office press conference last mid-20s, the National Weather sending students running for cover week. (AP Laserphoo) Service said. A light snow fell late under the bleachers. Capital gains tax cut ends until next session WASHINGTON (UPI) -The seven years. capital gains stalled or threatened to budget says Congress must cut the bitter partisan battle over cutting The Senate plan differed from the stall several key bills, including those deficit next year from this year's capital gains taxes ended for this year temporary, two-year capital gains -to raise the national debt limit, target of $100 billion to $64 billion with a defeat for President Bush on tax cut to 19.6 percent passed by the efforts to cut the decifit and to aid -a $36 billion reduciton that will Wednesday, but the struggle over House. Bush, who proposed a Poland and Hungary. prove difficult to accomplish. taxes is likely to resume in the permanent tax cut to 15 percent, Backers of the capital gains cut "I don't see how you can possibly election year of 1990. supported either alternative and said have vowed to renew their fight next reach that (target) without Bush's hard press for a reduction the tax cut would spur economic year. But Democratic leaders say consideration of revenues," said in the capital gains tax rate ended growth. they will consider Bush's proposal House Budget Committee Chairman when the Senate voted -for the Opponents of the cut said it would only as part of a larger revenue Leon Panetta, D-Calif. second time in two days --not to limit help the rich at the expense of the package that includes new taxes that He said if Bush balks on accepting debate on a tax cut bill already middle class and deppend the federal Bush vowed to oppose during last some new taxes, "I don't think passed by the House. Senate tax cut deficit. year's presidential campaign. capital gains can move next year sponsors promised that if they lost The months-long battle over The Gramm-Rudman balanced either." both votes, they would not bring the issue up again this year. -Cutting cholesterol clears up arteries Congress is trying to finish its business and adjourn for the year NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Three "We are excited about these Moore's report concluded that "the sometime next week -before the studies provide new dramatic results," said Dr. Daniel Steinberg of evidence more than justifies the Thanksgiving holiday. evidence that people with heart the University of California, San current national campaign for The Senate vote was 51-47 in favor disease who cut down on cholesterol Diego. "They strengthen our resolve cholesterol control." of limiting debate, but that fell nine can actually begin to clean out the to try to save more lives by lowering Six of the nation's most prominent votes short of the 60 votes needed to clogged arteries that threaten their cholesterol." heart experts presented the joint invoke cloture -the term for lives. The studies were cited by some of statement and outlined the case breaking a filibuster. Six of the "All three studies show that the nation's top heart experts as they against cholesterol. Senate's 55 Democrats broke ranks whether you use diet or drugs, you sought to quiet doubts that have been "If you give the message that and voted with all 45 Senate can lower cholesterol dramatically," raised about the wisdom -or need cholesterol is a myth, it is wrong. It is Republicans in the failed effort to said Dr. Basil M. Rifkind of the -for lowering everyone's important that we detect and treat limit debate. National Heart, Lung and Blood cholesterol. it," said Dr. John C. LaRosa of The vote was identical to Institute. "The greater your The three reports were presented George Washington University. Tuesday's tally, as was the partisan reduction in cholesterol, the greater this week at the annual scientific The doctors cited 36 different breakdown. your reduction in heart disease." meeting of the American Hrol studies, including several not Facts," was intended to rebut a mentioned in Moore's article. They The margin gave some credence to Cholesterol kills by plugging up September article in Atlantic said he had ignored some of the most tax cut supporters claims they would the blood vessels that feed the heart's Monthly. persuasive data, including animal win on a straight up-or-down vote on own muscle. The latest studies show In the article, "The Cholesterol and population studies, and misread reducing the tax levied against the that when people take cholesterolMyth," Washington-based writer other research. profits from the sale of assets, such as lowering medicines or go on strict Thomas J. Moore argued there is no "There is overwhelming data that stocks and real estate. vegetarian diets, they can stop new firm proof that lowering blood in addition to lessening your heart The Republican-sponsored fatty deposits from building up in cholesterol levels saves lives or that attack risk in your 40s, 50s and 60s, proposal before the Senate would their arteries, people live longer by changing what you will live a little longer by have reduced the tax rate on capitals Often they can actually turn back they eat. The doctors countered that following a better diet," said another gains from the current level of up to the clock, eliminating some of the evidence to the contrary is panel member, Dr. William Castelli 33 percent to as low as 18.2 percent damage of a lifetime of too much overwhelming. of the Framingham Heart Study in for assets held by individuals at least cholesterol. Their point-by-point challenge of suburban Boston.

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1 Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 U.S. news Walesa winds down goodwill trip to U.S. WAS H INGTON (U PI) -interrupted 25 times by applause. Walesa, who sparked the Joining Walesa Wednesday at the Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, Although he grinned broadly at movement toward democracy in annual convention of the AFL-CIO, winding down his goodwill trip to the packed chamber, Walesa quickly 1980 when he climbed over a fence at President Bush called on the Washington, charmed and wheedled got to the business at hand -talking Gdansk's Lenin shipyard to join and American labor movement to join U.S. leaders but never wavered from business in the capital of capitalism. then lead an unauthorized strike, is with business and government in "a his goal of enlisting more aid for "We would like cooperation under only the second foreigner who was partnership for progress in Poland, Poland's struggling economy, decent and favorable conditions," he not a head of state to address for the sake of a nation and a people "We believe," he told Congress said. "We would like Americans to Congress. The first was Revolutionthat deserve our help." Wednesday, "that assistance come to us with proposals of ary War hero Marquis de Lafayette "Labor, business and government extended to democracy and freedom cooperation bringing benefits from in 1824. .can and should be partners and in Poland and all of Eastern Europe both sides." Walesa, the 1983 Nobel Peace activists for Poland's future," Bush is the best investment in the future Recalling that the Soviet Union Prize winner, said more than 40 years said. and in peace -better than tanks, refused to let Poland participate in of communist rule has "led the Polish To support the reforms under way warships and warplanes -and the Marshall Plan -which rebuilt economy to ruin, to the verge of utter in Poland, Bush named a group of investment leading to greater Western Europe after World War II catastrophe." business executives, private security." -Walesa said, "Now is the time But Walesa said, "We are not economists and labor leaders to a And as a fitting end to his historic when Eastern Europe awaits an asking for charity, or expecting Cabinet-level delegation that will visit to Washington, Walesa met investment of this kind -an philanthropy. But we would like to visit Poland late this month to Thursday with Secretary of State investment in freedom, democracy see our country treated as a partner determine how the United States can James Baker, Commerce Secretary and peace -an investment adequate and a friend." help rebuild the Polish economy. Robert Mosbacher and Agriculture to the greatness of the American Secretary Clayton Yeutter. nation. The burly 46-year-old union leader Walesa said that Poland's new role has received a warm welcome at each "is viewed with understanding by our of his official stops, but even Eastern neighbors and their leader, Washington veterans were moved by Mikhail Gorbachev." the extended ovation be received "This understanding lays when he became only the second foundation for new relations foreigner to speak to Congress who between Poland and the U.S.S.R., was not a head of state. much better than before," Walesa Rep. Sherwood Boelhert, R-N.Y., said. "These improved mutual said Walesa's speech was "probably relations will also contribute to the most emotional experience I've stabilization and peace in Europe, had since I've been in Congress," and removing useless tensions. CIA Director William Webster "Poles have had a long and commented, "I think it lifted our difficult history, and no one wants hearts and makes us see peaceful coexistence and friendship opportunities." with all nations and countries -and Walesa stood at the podium as particularly the Soviet Union lawmakers, military and civilian more than we do," Walesa said. "We leaders and the diplomatic corps, believe that it is only now that the MAN OF THE HOUR -Solidarityfoander Lech Walesa greets adcrowd in including Soviet ambassador Yuri right and favorable conditions for Hamilton, Ontario, at the start of his Canada-U.S. visit Monday. He likened Dubinin, gave him a 3 1 / 2 minute such coexistence and friendship are Canada's $45 million in aid to Poland to "donating an expensive tie to a standing ovation. His speech was emerging." corpse." (APLaserphoto) Decaffeinated coffee may increase cholesterol NEW ORLEANS (A P) -play a role in heart disease, according LDL -the so-called bad cholesterol "One has to question whether it's Drinking decaffeinated coffee to a study presented this week. -an average of 7 percent, the something else that coffee is a marker appears to raise levels of harmful Drinking decaffeinated coffee research found. for, rather than coffee itself," that cholesterol in the blood and might boosts low-density lipoprotein, or That could translate into about a raises cholesterol levels, he said. U S. voter G12 percent increase in the risk of George Boecklin, president of the U .S .voters view orbachev heart disease, said Dr. H. Robert National Coffee Association in New Superko, who directed the research. York, said he had not seen the latest "Does coffee cause heart disease?" research. alm osst asfavorably asBush Superkosaid. "I don't know. We can "Coffee and cholesterol have been only say that coffee causes investigated in many studies with BOSTON (UPI) -American after East Germany opened its cholesterol changes." conflicting results," Boecklin said. voters view Soviet leader Mikhail borders to the West. The margin of He added, "It's not like going out "We agree with researchers that it is Gorbachev almost as favorably as error for the poll was 3 percent, the and eating cheesecake, but the too soon to make any definite they view President George Bush, paper said. overall impact could be great," choices." but a large majority say the Cold War Although Gorbachev was viewed considering decaffeinated coffee's I is not over, according to a survey favorably by a majority of American popularity. In the study, the volunteers drank published Thursday. voters, 61 percent responded "no" Earlier studies of a possible link three to six cups a day of ordinary The weekly tracking poll when asked if communism has been between coffee and heart disease brewed, caffeinated coffee for two sponsored by the Boston Globe and defeated by democracy. have yielded mixed results; some months. Their cholesterol levels were WBZ-TV showed Bush was viewed A large majority also opposed have suggested that there may be an then checked, and they were favorably by 76 percent of the polled U.S. aid to the Soviet Union. Fortyassociation, but others have not. randomly assigned to one of three registered voters, while Gorbachev nine percent supported economic aid Until now, much of the suspicion groups -more regular coffee, was viewed favorably by 65 percent. to Eastern Europe but only 29 about coffee's possible role has brewed decaffeinated or no coffee. Bush was viewed unfavorably by percent favored economic assistance centered on caffeine, the substance Cholesterol levels remained steady 16 percent of the voters, while to the Soviet Union. that gives coffee its kick. in those who stayed on caffeinated Gorbachev's negative rating was 19 "The message is they like and However, the latest research, coffee or gave up coffee entirely. But percent. Gorbachev was more respect Gorbachev personally for presented at the American Heart in the decaf drinkers LDL levels rose popular than Bush among what he has done but they are really Association's annual meeting, raises nine milligrams per deciliter, or 7 Democrats, Hispanics and uppercautious about what is going on," the possibility that decaffeinated percent. income voters, the poll said. pollster Gerry Chervinsky told the coffee could be the real villain. Superko said he doubts that the The results were based on a survey Globe. Superko is director of the Lipid process of taking out caffeine of 1,001 registered voters conducted But Americans'attitudes about the Resarch Clinic at Stanford changes the coffee so that it raises between Nov. 12 and 14, a few days Soviet Union and communism University. He conducted his cholesterol. He said the difference ______________ apparently have changed, the paper research on 188 healthy, middle-aged may result from the kinds of beans said. coffee drinkers. that go into different types of coffee. Fifty-eight percent agreed that No single study can prove that Superko cautioned that the study citizens of the two superpowers are something is harmful, and the latest does not entirely exonerate ordinary very much alike, a 25 percent findings will have to be duplicated by coffee, because it could contribute to increase from a poll in June. And 69 other researchers before doctors are heart disease in other ways, such as gE percent agreed that the two countries convinced they are true. by triggering rhythm abnormalities are moving from being enemies to Dr. Charles Hennekens of or spasms in heart arteries. being partners, up from 61 percent in Harvard Medical School was "I'm not saying everyone should June. skeptical. stop drinking decaf," he said.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 things to do R. Warner. For more information Navy officers' club to noon, Saturday. For more call 287-5957. The U.S. Naval Station Panama information, call 284-6161. Th .NaaQttinPnm Beginners English classes will start Barro Colorado Canal officers' Club lunch hours Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The A Barro Colorado Island tour will have been extended from 11 a.m. classes will be given on Monday and Photography classes visit the Smithsonian Research site .Wednesday. Dec 2. Registration is underway at until 2 p.m. for the convenience of all Beginners Spanish classes are Photography classes will be held at Valent Center. For more guests. O-Club members are offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday the Davis Arts and Crafts Center. information call 287-6500. reminded they are open 7 days a and Thursday. Weekly sessions feature various All active duty and retired topics. For more information call Canal transit week. military, Department of Defense 289-5104. Valent Center has organized a civilians and dependents are eligible Sundial tours complete transit of the canal. Tickets Charter fishing to participate. A small fee is charged are on sale now at Valent. The transit U.S. Naval Station Panama for each class. Sundial day trips are held every is scheduled for Sunday. For more Canal, MWR once again offers Howard arts/crafts week. Call 289-3889 for details on information call 287-4201. charter fishing services on board the next their next feature. Black Stallion and Vargas. For more The Howard Arts and Crafts Aerobics class information call 283-5307. Center is offering the following An Aerobics class will be held at classes and special events: Valent Recreation Center beginning Saturday -Free ceramic pouring early December. Morning and class in English, 10:30 a.m. evening classes are available for your Sunday -Mother of pearl convenience. For more information demonstration, 10:30 a.m. Outboard classes call 287-4201. Monday -Beginners tole Family fun day painting class, 9:30 a.m. The Fort Sherman Scuba Rental Wednesday -Beginners cross Center has classes on outboard A Family Fun Day will be held at stitch class, 6:30 a.m. motor operation every Saturday. Clayton Pool 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Nov. Nov. 24 -50 percent off firing. Space is limited to 10 persons. 25. Individual and team events for all All activities take place in building R ages include a slow-dive contest. DJ 711 at Howard Air Force Base. For 289-6104. and pop music is free. Refreshments more information, call 284-6361. will be available. For more information call 287-3363. Christmas bazaar SFORT ISslNARI saThe Howard Youth Center is I iMamey Sailing classes hosting a Christmas Bazaar Dec. 2 An Isla Mamey Snorkel and The U.S. Naval Station Panama from 1 to 5 p.m. For more Diving Trip sponsored by CRD Canal is sponsoring Basic, Crew and information, call 284-4700. Family month Outdoor Recreation will be held Nov. Skipper sailing classes. Register now Tours Communtiy and family activities 25. Register at building 154, Fort at building 65, the MWR main office, will hold a variety of programs to Clayton. For more information call or call 283-5307. The following tours will be offered celebrate Family Month throughout 287-3363. Tour and travel during November: November: Nov. 24 -Special Isla Grande The Pacific and Atlantic child care U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal tour for families at a reduced price, 6 centers will celebrate Thanksgiving MWR now has a tour and travel a.m. to 5 p.m. with family lunches and special U O J[I service. Located in building 65, hours Nov. 26 -Gorgona Beach tour, 7 programs. They will also have a are: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. family day Nov. 30. Singles thanksgiving a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 Nov. 28 -Miraflores Locks and The Fort Espinar Youth Center A Single Soldiers Thanksgiving p.m. Individual tours available upon Contractor's Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will sponsor the parent-child Turkey Dinner will be held at Cocoin request. For more information on All tours depart from the Howard Trot Sunday. Community Center 4 p.m. Thursday. tours and trips, call 283-5307. Theater. A small fee is charged. For Reservations are being accepted. For Talent show more information call 2844161. more information call 287-3363. A talent show will top off the Swimming pools Navy/ Marine Appreciation The Howard and Albrook Christmas Party. Talented? Nervy swimming pools have many activities anyway? Sign up now! Deadline is for groups, families or individuals Moonlight cruise -Thursday. Call Lt. Carpenter at scheduled monthly. A Moonlight cruise, sponsored by 283-4464. For information on the pool Valent Center, departs from Pier 1 activities at Albrook, call 286-3555, at, Rodman, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 23. The ___atH__ward,__a___284-3D69. cruise goes to Taboga Island and 111 Outdoor recreation reuns at 10:30 p.m. Dans and us N4 'fA L S TOOud o ecet snacks are available. Get your tickets A The Howard Outdoor Recreation today. For more information call .A .CA. AL' today. F0r0mreinformationa Tournaments Section will offer the following trips 287-6500. The Zodiac Recreation Center is and classes during November: Teen party Trap range sponsoring the following tournaSaturday -Snorkeling trip to Isla een party wU.S. Naval Station Panama Canal ments during November: Mamey, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. AFrt ton Youth Cee am MWR invites you to visit its Trap Sunday -Darts tournament, 7 to Sunday -Arenosa fishing trip, 5 Fort Clayton Youth Center 5 p.m.gae Range! Schedule is as follows: 10 p.m. a.m. to 2 p.m. Tonight. A dance contest and games Thursday and Friday 4p.m. through Wednesday -Spades tournament, Tuesday -Snorkeling trip to Isla will highlight the evening. For more Tus.y Saturday S4n aym thrud 7 to 10 p.m. Mamey, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. information call 287-645 1. dusk. Saturday, Sunday and 7t 0pm ae,7am o5pm Holidays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Firearms Nov. 26 -Darts tournament, 7 to Thursday -Indian Village hiking Youth features use will be provided, rental free. 10 p.m. There is a small fee for each trip, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. tournament and advance registration Nov. 25 -Ch agres Rive r Youth Features will be held at Fort Free movies is required. For more information canoeing trip and barbecue, 7 a.m. to Clayton Youth Center. Enjoy eating The U.S. Naval Station Panama call 284-6161/6109. 3 p.m. contests Saturday and learn how to Caa All tours depart from the Howard make an apple pie Wednesday. Recreaio Cent i ferng afrn Zodiac classes Theater. A small fee will be charged. For more formation call 287-6451. movies for all hands and dependents. The Zodiac Recreation Center is For more information, call 284-6109. Youth talent The movies are played at Crews' currently offering the following Lounge, building 88 NAVSTAclasses: Youth bazaar A Youth Talent Contest will be PANCANAL, Rodman and Piano lessons are offered on The Howard Youth Center will held at Fort Clayton Youth Center 5 MCSFCo classroom, building 3005 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. have a bazaar from I to 5 p.m., Dec. p.m. Nov 25. All ages are invited to NAVSTAPANCANAL (MARBKS). People wanting to arrange times2, in the field next to the youth participate. Prizes will be awarded. Two different features are shown need to call 284-6161. center. For more information, call For more information call 287-6451. each night, one at 7 p.m. and another Shotokan karate classes are 284-4700 Angles lights at 9 p.m. For more information call offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m., g g 283-5307. Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are Adult aerobics The "Angles Lights Colors motorboat classes also available for children upon Photographic Exhibit" will be held at Mcrequest. For more information, call Adult aerobic classes are offered Fort Clayton Arts & Crafts Center, 7 U.S. Naval Station Panama 284-6109. from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, p.m. Monday. Exhibits include Canal, MWR sponsors Boston Tang Soo Do martial arts classes Wednesday and, Friday, at the award winning and colorful Whaler classes. For information on are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30 Albrook Youth Center. For more photographs of Panama by Stuart G. dates call 283-5307. p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. information, call.286-3195.

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12 Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 notices Charley Pride Tour Roadrunners Air Force ROTC Arts and crafts Another type of'Charlie' will be The Isthmian Roadrunners will Finish college under the AFR 53Arts & Crafts Sessions will be held experienced in Panama soon. The hold an annual marathon 4 a.m. Dec. 20 commissioning program. at Fort Clayton Youth Center 3 p.m. "Charley Pride Tour" will arrive in 3. The 26.2-mile out-and-back course Consider Air Force ROTC at East Monday and Tuesday. Thanksgiving Panama Dec. 7 at Howard Air begins in front of Balboa High Texas State University with its projects will include how to place Force Base with performances School. liberal accreditation of CCAF and cards (Monday) and Pilgrims and scheduled for the Pacific and Everyone who finishes will receive previous college credits. If you are Indians puppets (Tuesday). Don't Atlantic communities. Shows are a T-shirt, certificate and breakfast. physically qualified, can achieve miss it! For more information call tentatively planned for: For more information call 225-6556 qualifying scores on the Air Force 287-6451. after 5 p.m. Officer Qualifying Test, and are Fort Espinar Theater -Dec. 8,7 within two years of completing a Albrook arts/crafts p.m. Gift service bachelor's degree, you've already The Arts cr afts A gift service for single soldiers made the first hurdle. For more Center is offering the following Fort Clayton Theater -Dec. 9,6 sponsored by the American Society information, write to: Air Force classes and special events: and 9 p.m. of Military Comptrollers will be held ROTC Detachment 830, Box X-2, asesa s Mots: of pearl at Valent Center 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Station, Commerce, Texas, .stray M oper Howard Theater -Dec. 10, 7 Saturday and Nov. 25. For more 75428-1902, or call (214) 886-5200 demonstration, 3 p.m. p.m. information call 287-4201. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. central deona -lus t r e s tim, n andhrpug .cntray. demonstration, 3 p.m. Sandra Powell, country and Christmas maritime, Monday through Friday. Monday -Beginners clay flower western singer, will open the malclass, 6:30 p.m. shows for 20 minutes, being "Wrap and Mail Your Packages Weapon check Nov. 24 25 percent off all followed by Charley Pride's 90 Early" services will be available grapor cn the shere. minute performance. beginning Nov. 25 at Ocean Breeze The 24th Security Police greenware on the shelves. Center on Fort Sherman. For more Squadron is conducting privately806 at Albrook Air Force Station. information call 289-6282. owned weapons registration checks. at m ore nf r Fation If you reside on Howard or Albrook For more information call 286-3279. Tire bonanza sale Pacific awards and maintain a privately-owned U.S. Naval Station Panama A Pacific commander's awards weapon in your quarters or security Complaint line Canal, Marine Corps Exchange is sponsored by Civilian police armory, stop by building 716, The Department of Engineering having a Tire Bonanza Sale. Sale crmn spsosecurt aung now thria ec. 1nan ay Personnel Office Incentive Awards security police supply and equipment and Housing (Atlantic) is now runsdivision will be held at Valent section, on Howard to update your providing a complaint line for its through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Recreation Center Fort Clayton registration. For more information, customers. The line is available at the Marine Exchange Warehouse, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m.Rehearsal begins at call 284-5904 no later than Dec. 20. from 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. If you wish to For more information call 283-5777. 7:30 a.m. Leave will not be charged register a complaint please call to those who attend. For more Tapestry class 289-3412. Marine exchange information call 285-5611. Tapestry class are being held at For more information call Glenda Fort Clayton Arts and Crafts Center. D. Miller at 289-3211/ 3578/ 3383. Visit the giant Veterans Alzheimer's group Three-session courses are now Day! Marine Corps Birthday Sale, An Alzheimer's Support Group offered. Learn how to use the munch Ceramics class through Sunday at the Marnme Corps Metting will be held at building 115, needle to apply yarn. For more A New Ceramics class will be held ECan, Rodman. Specaric n Corozal, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov 29. For information call 287-5957 or stop by at building 155, Fort Clayton, 6:30 Canal, Rodman. Special pnies on more information call 285-6518. building 180, Fort Clayton. pm. Monday and Wednesdays. K hugedrradys othradis, T and Learn finishing techniques: glazing, a huge array of radios, TV's and Health class 45-Minute workout painting, stains and chalking will be video equipment. A Health class will be held at The Zodiac Recreation Center covered. Call to reserve a place. For A great chance to do all your Sundial Center, Fort Davis, 9 a.m. offers a 45-minute workout at 11:30 more information call 287-4360. Chistmas shopping! Friday. For more information call a.m., Monday, Wednesday and 289-3889. Friday. All active duty and retired Tax info Rodman pool Advance scuba diving military, Department of Defense Make your 1989 taxes less taxing. The Rodman Swimming Pool, civilians and dependents are eligible Prepare for them now! Since 1987 U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal, The Howard Outdoor Recreation to participate. For more Prepare fo r the nw tax 19w has re-opened as a five-star facility Section is now offering an Advanced information, call 284-6161. went into effect, many people were featuring a refurbished pool, new Scuba Open Water Dive, Rescue and .surprised when they filled out their furniture and 'Fleet Landing' the Equipment course. For more Computer meeting tax returns the past two filing pool's snack bar. information on course requirements The Small Computer User's seasons. Tax rates, standard The pool is open every day from 10 and times call 284-3569 or 286-3555. Grou ,open to all U.S. Department deductions, and personal a.m. to 6 p.m. Seald bid s of Deense military and civilians, will exemptions are items that will aled b sae meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 1978th change again in 1989. IMWR Services Division Supply Communications Group's training Do not be surprised next April. Holiday formal Warehouse will hold a Sealed Bid room, building 717, Howard Air The Army Family Liaison Office has A USARSO Holiday Formal will Sale 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 The discussion will cover various alist of significant changes in the new be held at Fort Amador Officer's p.m.Nov28to3Obuildingl05,Fort micro-computer issues. For tax law most likely to affect Army Club,6:45 p.m. Dec. 16. All sergeants Amad or. Items offered include additional information call the families. For your free copy, write major, officers and GS-07s and boats, trailers and golf carts. For 1978th's Small Computer Technical HQDA (DAPE-ZXF), Washington, above are invited. For more more information call 282-3218. Center at 284-4614. DC 20310-0300. information contact unit representatives. Deadline for BHS wraps up Homecoming Saturday purchasing tickets is Dec. 1. B S w a su, o eo igS tr a BALBOA HEIGHTS (DoDDS Homecoming Dance will be held at until 10:30 p.m. for all high school Job search PAO) -This week has been the Curundu Cafetorium from 7 p.m. students. Dress is semi-formal. Interested in establishing an Homecoming Week at Balboa High effective job search plan? This School. The week's activities have included competitive hallwayworkshop is designed to help spouses dedomptitie hallway decorations using the theme of develop and use effective strategies for seeking employment. Class will proress." ress-p days by be hld Nv. 8 frm 9 o 1 a~m in different classes, a Spirit Day, and a be held Nov. 28 from 9 to I I a.m. in pep rally today will help round outthe Family Support Center peraltoywilhprunot teF yvptiCensr the festivities during school hours. Conference Room. For reservations, Tonight the Homecoming football call 284-5650 efis games will be featured. The first Manaeril skllsgame begins at 5 p.m. with the Managerial skills Curundu Cougars versus the Balboa A "Developing Managerial Skills Bulldogs. The second game will for Supervisors" course sponsored begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the by the Civilian Personnel Office Red Machine versus the PCC Devils. Training and Development Division Between the games there will be a will be held at building 6523, parade of class floats, cheerleaders Corozal, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Dec. 11 and more. The 1989-90 Homecoming through 15. Applications must be Court will be presented at that time. received by Tuesday. For more The public is invited to attend this information call 285-5463 or exciting evening of events. 285-5159. On Saturday evening the The 1988-89 senior float in the Homecoming Parade. (DoDDS photo)

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 13 notices Martial arts demo Call home free There will be a martial arts The 1978th Communications demonstration at the Zodiac Group's Military Affiliate Radio Recreation Center Saturday at 6 System, or MARS, station and p.m. Admission is free and open to the Sprint Telephone Company the public. For more information, are offering free calls for the call 284-6161. Thanksgiving holiday. The 1978th is offering this service CRD instructors to the continental United States, CRD Outdoor Recreation Branch Puerto Rico and the Virgin is seeking instructors for canoeing, Islands for all U.S. military, windsurfing, sailing, survival skills, family members and Department water polo, and archery. For more of Defense civilians stationed in information call 287-3363 or stop by Panama. building 154, Fort Clayton. The MARS station will accept Childbirth reservations Monday through Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Prepared Childbirth class will be Reservations are taken on a firstheld at Valent Center 7 p.m. Nov 23. come, first-serve basis. Calls will For more information call 287-4201. be placed Thursday through Nov. Waiting wives 26 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To make a reservation call 284-4215. A Waiting Wives Support Group will be held at Fort Clayton IMYOUR PUPPET -DoDDS "Kids on the Block" are back performing Education Center, 7 p.m. CDC closings for the 1989-90 schoolyear. Thepuppets teach students about various topics Wednesday. Call 285-5556 for The Howard Child Development relevant to their daily lives. Pictured above are the puppets with their reservations. Center will be closed Thursday to puppeteers. Students in Ms. Abraham's first grade and Ms. Acker's second Famil classes observe Thanksgiving. For more grade at Curundu Elementary School are learning about having a password information call 284-6135. Vor safety. The puppets also help students understand that handicapped Family skills classes are offered children can join in activities at school. (DoDDS photo) on a regular basis by Army PTO meeting Community Services. Classes range A Parent-Teacher Organization Musicians needed phone patches and send free from typing to filing business and (PTO) meeting will be held at Diablo telegrams, called MARSgrams, for military correspondence. For more Elementary School, room 411 in The Zodiac Recreation Center is U.S. military, civilians and family information call 284-3105. building 5534, Nov. 29 at 4:30 p.m. looking for talented individuals in -members here to the U.S. or HEART Babysitting is available. All parents the areas of music, singing, dancing, elsewhere in the world. are welcome. comedy, rappers, etc., to audition for Hours for the station are now 7 a.m. HEART is an organization that the Tropic Entertainment Variety to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight provides child care for volunteers. If Songfest Show, Jan. 21. All interested personnel seven days a week. you are currently volunteering or The "Lady Baden Powell Songfest," should call 284-6161/3818. The first Using the MARS services is easy, would like to but need financial sponsored by the USA Girl Scouts meeting will be at 7 p.m., Friday in just call the station at 284-4215 or assistance for child care please call and Muchachas Guias, will be held the Zodiac Recreation Center. 284-4062 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After 287-6109 or 287-4302. HEART also from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 6 p.m. until midnight call 286-3206 or needs a secretary. Interested persons the Howard Air Force Base Theater. SF-171 workshop 286-3609. please call. For more information call 287-3939. Learn how to best present your qualifications on this job application form by attending class at the FSC from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 12. Advance reservations can be made by calling 284-5650. Real estate investment A seminar geared toward individuals who wish to invest in income-producing property will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 in the FSC conference room. For more information, call 284-5650. Checkbook class A Checkbook Management Class will be held at Valent Recreation Center 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov 28. For Thanksgiving feast For more information call 282Youth Thanksgiving reservations or more information The Howard Child Development 3534. A Thanksgiving dinner will be call 285-6517. Center will have their Annual Turkey run held at Fort Clayton Youth Valent classes Thanksgiving Feast for parents Center 3 p.m. Sunday. Youth and and children Wednesday at 11 A Parent/Child Turkey Run will families are invited to attend. For Classes upcoming at Valent a.m. Children must be signed-in be held at Fort Espinar Youth advance reservations call 287Recreation Center during December to the CDC in order to Center 8 a.m. Saturday. Register 6451. include guitar and piano lessons, and participate. For more information now or at the event. Teams must basic and intermediate English and call 284-6135. consist of a parent and child in the Turkey shoot Spanish for beginners. Register in following age categories: 6 to 8 The U.S. Naval Station Panama advance. For more information call Turkey feast yrs, 9 to 10 yrs and 13 to 19 yrs. Canal MWR invites you to try 287-4201. Turkeys will be awarded to the your luck at their First Annual Come celebrate Thanksgiving at winners. For more information or Turk Shoot Saturda and Language development the Chief Petty Officers Club, to register call 289-4605. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A Workshop Session on Language Naval Station Panama Canal, uthe Naval Station Trap Range. Development, Infancy to 5 Years, Thursday. For more information Bayview Room $50 First Prize, $25 Second Prize will be held Saturday at building 156, call 283-5475. Buffet style Thanksgiving dinner and gift certificates will be Parts areite to a. C innTwill be served at the Bayview awarded. The closest pellet to the Parents are invited to attend. Call i Thanksgiving buffet Room in Coco Solo Saturday center wins! For more advance. For more information call 287-5104. A Thanksgiving buffet dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. Dinner is $9.50, information call 283-5307/5103. will be held at Fort Amador but bring your MWR November A Turkey Shoot will also be held participant and receive $1 off. For at the Fort Clayton Pistol Range MARS services Officers Club Nov. 25. Two information call 289-5109. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Pistol If you want to make a phone patch seatings are available: one at 10 shooting event and Frontier Day home, or send a 25-word message, a.m. and the other at 1 p.m. Turkeython contest includes five stations of there is good news. MARS has new Tickets are now on sae. A A 'Turkeython' will be held at pistol firing, knife throwing, expanded operating hours. Sundial Recreation Center, Fort archery, sling shot and bull whip. The 1978th Communications delicious selection of 'AllDavis, 1 p.m. Thursday. For more Try to win a turkey. For more Group's Military Affiliate Radio American' dishes will be served. information call 289-3889. information call 287-3363. System station, or MARS, places

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 club calendar -prime rib; Sun.-Sat., a la carte Sun., pizza & chicken delivery. Albrook O' Club -Mon.-Fri. dining; Thurs., Thanksgiving. Clayton Guest House -Tues.-Fri. Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Sun., a la Clayton NCO Club -Mon. -Fri. carte dining; Membership night last Davis Community Club -Tues.-Fri.; Naval Station O'Club -Fri. & Wed., Mon. of each month. closed Mon. social hour; open 7 days/nights a Naval Station Officers' Club -Fri. & Howard O'Club -Fri., music. Sherman Community Club -Once a week. Sat., prime rib; Sun., a la carte Howardmonth 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. Thurs., Porterhouse steak. Tues.-& Wed.; Casual Cove Discos: Naval Station CPO Club -Wed., Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fri. Fri. & Sat., rock & roll, salsa; Mon. Top Three Night social hour; Fri., & Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill & Tues., variety; Wed. & Thurs., Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri.; Attitude Adjustment Hour. sandwich bar; Mon. & Thurs., western. Sun., sit down breakfast. Bamboo Inn -Mon. & Fri., social chicken in the basket; Tues STRAC Club-Fri.,musicwith Judy Naval Station Anchorage Club hor.spghtt ngh; ed, onolan Upton. -Mon.-Fri. Ft. mador O'Club -Available for stir frie night; Wed., Mongolian Naval Station O'Club -Fri., DJ; Quarry Heights O'Club -Mon.-Sat. special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat. Naval Station CPO Club -Mon.Nvnal Satinlive entertainment.-Fri. disco Sat., a la carte dining. & Sat., DJ; Tues. movie night. 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. RNaval Station O'Club oe.Reservations recommended. night free corsage for ladies. Amador O'Club Clayton NCO Club -Fri., social Amador O'Club -Thurs., Mongolian Bamboo Inn -Fri., live band. A brook O'Club hour, free snacks. BBQ; closed holidays and Mon. Albrook O'Club -Fri., disco; Sun., Bayview Room Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge -Sat., Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -German Rosch during brunch Clayton NCO Clubopen. Enjoy 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. closed, Thanksgiving. Sat., land & sea special, Caoba Cafe. Howard O'Club -Wed. Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available Clayton NCO Club -Casa Maria, Howard NCO ClubSun. & Wed. for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506. Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. & Albrook O'Club -Tues. Espinar Community Club -.Naval Station Anchorage Club Available for special functions and Fri.; Tues. -Sat., dining. -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 O' 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 -Editor's Note: Because of the Oct.; available for special events and chateaubriand for 2; Sat., seafood Mon.-Fri; grill sandwich bar; Sun. Ed it io Beate o functions. Call 282-4380. special; Sat., open for fast food. N a v a l Stat i on C P O C lu b changing situation relative to Davis Community Club -Fri., -Tues.-Sun. Pers onn el Mo v em ent international dining in the Caoba Quarry Heights -Mon.-Fri. lunch Limitations, club activities are Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs., specials. subject to change without notice. M~s~-1-Cafe Meica nigt; hur., secils.Personnel should call the club to Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ. Amador O'Club -Mon.Fri. verify the scheduled event. Howard O'Club -Fri. & Sat., Davis Mountain Top Pub -Thurs.Bamboo Inn -Mon.-Sat. notices Registered nurses Personnel Office, Training and Explorers transpired. It will also help train Development Division, will be held patrolmen by correcting improper The Civilian Personnel Office is at building 6523, Corozal, Nov. 29 The 24th Se curity Police techniques, thereby improving their recruiting U.S. registered nurses. and 30. Applications must be Squadronisrecruitingyouths,agesL4 skills. Full-time (shift-work included), received by Nov. 24. For more to 20, to join the Air Force Law As additional money becomes part-time and intermittent positions information call Jacqueline Bell at Enforcement Post 11. available, all law enforcement available.Formoreinformationstop 285-5462. The Explorers is similar in vehicles will have units installed to by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid operation to the Boy Scouts of protect the public. L. Sullivan at 285-4116. Gingerbread house America and is open to all military Learn to make a Christmas fantasy dependents on the Pacific side. BHS yearbook sales Practical nurses come true by making gingerbread Explorers work with law Balboa High School is now taking The Civilian Personnel Office houses. Construction will be in two enforcement personnel in such areas orders for the 1990 'Zonian,' the Recruitment and Placement phases from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5 and as administration, walking patrols, school's yearbook. Students should Division is recruiting U.S. licensed from I to 3 p.m. Dec. 6. Reservations traffic controls and crime place their orders as soon as possible. practical nurses (NM-620-05). Stop are limited to 10 people. Call 284suppression activities. They also Yearbooks are $30, name by building 560, Corozal, orcall Enid 5650 soon to sign up. learn about crime prevention, imprinting is $2.50, and dust covers L. Sullivan at 285-4116. military law, firearm safety and a are $1. Checks should be made Orientation variety of other topics. payable to Balboa High School. Army recruiting Registration for the Civilian They wear a distinctive uniform The United States Army Personnel Office Management similar to the blue Air Force uniform Instructors needed Recruiting Center is open Monday Orientation will be held at building with a specific Explorer patch on The Howard and Albrook Youth through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 6523, Corozal, 7:15 to 4:15 Nov. their upper sleeve. Centers are currently looking for room 320, building 519, Fort 28. Applications must be received by For more information about the instructors in jazz dancing. ballet. Clayton. For more information call Nov. 24. For more information call program, call SSgt. Shelia M. Dixon guitar and modeling. Applicants SC or Lope nfmati7-5414. 285-5462. at 284-4755. must speak, write and read English SFC Roberto Lopez at 287-5414. -fluently. For more information call Alcohol awareness Eyewitness 284-4700. EFMP volunteer Adult Children of Alcoholics A male volunteer is needed for the holds meetings in building 6550, SThuadron ha recently Plimeted Unusual 'society' Exceptional Family Member Corozal, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. For the "Eyewitness" patrol car The Society for Creative Program to assist a handicapped information call Debbie at 287-3942 surveillance system. Anachronism is a non-profit, adult to attend appointments at or Ana at 2618775. The system is a video recording educational organization devoted to Gorgas Hospital two or three times a SGM promotion that provides visual records of the study. of the Middle Ages by reweek. For more information call An Army sergeants major interaction between law enforcement enactment of medieval tournament Mrs. Sprawling 285-6518. promotion board will convene in officers and persons stopped for life. February. All master sergeants with a alleged offenses. The organization meets every first Retirement course date of rank July 31, 1987 or earlier The system can also serve as a and third Tuesday of the month. For A 'Planning for Retirement' are eligible. Record reviews must be source of identification and provides more info call 287-6729 or write to course sponsored by Civilian completed by Wednesday. an unbiased account of what PSC Box 2518, APO Miami 34004.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 lifestyle Batman videocassette may hurt theater sales LOS ANGELES (AP) -Cinemark U.S.A. chain in Dallas. market research. video. In a TV commercial, Alfred Although "Batman -The "The video release will really hurt Other 1989 hits such as the Butler warns the "Gotham Videocassette" was swooping into discount houses, where 'Batman' is "Ghostbusters II" and "When Harry Corner Store" that Batman is on the national release at midnight now playing," said Hester, who Met Sally."also are being rushed to way to pickup some ofthe soft drink. Tuesday, its expected blockbuster couldn't estimate the revenue loss. video ahead of the usual wait. A full-length version of the spot sales make some in the entertainment Also expected to suffer are owners A few blockbusters -including appears on the video. industry as grim as the Caped of theaters in smaller, regional "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Who In Los Angeles, Tower Video has Crusader himself. markets, where the movie starring Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Good converted the entire store into a giant "Batman" is still playing in more Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson Morning, Vietnam" -were held for "Batman" display complete with than 500 North American theaters, continues to do steady business. a year or more before landing in Gotham City sets. The Batmobile according to the latest box-office Warner Home Video is releasing video shops. was scheduled to deliver the figures. The hit movie's speedy "Batman" five weeks ahead of the The "Batman" video carries a videocassettes Tuesday night. arrival in cassette form could mean standard six-month period between a suggested retail price of $24.98, and Because the video's official release those cinemas are out of luck -and film's theatrical debut and video sales are expected to challenge the date is Wednesday, Tower Video customers. premiere. "Batman" is the fifth-most all-time record of 15 million copies as well as other stores nationwide "You can look at the lines in the successful film in box-office history, held by "E.T." Warner Home Video will stay open until 2 a.m. video stores and think that those with grosses in excess of $250 has refused to say how many tapes it "We're going to have a midnight people would be going to the theaters million. is shipping. madness sale," said store manager if that were the only source for the The company said last month that Diet Coke has joined Warner Gayle Boswell. Tower has 3,000 movie," said Randy Hester, an it was releasing "Batman" early Home Video in a multimillion-dollar copies of the video, and will offer it at executive of the 640-theater because of consumer inquiries and promotional campaign tied to the a discount price of $16.95. Starr wants to bock Drug-sniffing dogs come up short sales of new album-_C / ATLANTA (AP) -Ringo PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) -The McGovern said. Some students were He said one locker was empty, and Starr hoped to convince a judge first use of drug-sniffing dogs in a pulled out of class for questioning the student'to which it was assigned Wednesday to block release of a Multnomah County school was a after the dogs sniffed out their said it had not been used since school record album that the former bust. Not a drug bust, but a failure. lockers, began. Beatle drummer says was made Parkrose High School officials "We got real poor results," The dogs also pointed to about 40 mostly under the influence of said drug-detection dogs indicated 75 McGovern said. "A lot of kids were Thesdogstaeshointedrkongbot, drugs and alcohol. lockers at the school contained pulled from class, felt accused and cars in the school parking lot, Starr was scheduled to be drugs, but a search produced no were very, very embarassed. "Most including some staff cars, school among the first witnesses at his illegal substances. were really shocked that it was their officials said. McGovern said he had lawsuit to stop release of the 1987 "The dogs identified 75 hot spots, lockers." not decided what to do with the list of recordings. but not necessarily the correct Robert Loury, editor of the cars identified, because it was The lawsuit against Memphis, lockers," said principal William school's student newspaper, said he unlikely many contained drugs. Tenn., record producer Chips McGovern, who added the scent of accompanied a search team, which McGovern said he still believes in Moman and College Park, Ga.any drugs may have migrated into had trouble pinpointing lockers. his decision to use drug-sniffing dogs based CRS Records contends the nearby lockers. "The officers were unable to periodically to search the school and results of the recording sessions The search Thursday raised the ire identify which locker the dogs were intends to conduct another 'search are substandard and would be a of some students and parents, trying to identify," Loury said. later in the school year. professional embarrassment to A Fulton County Superior Week's top videocassette sales, rentals Court judge isssued a temporary order banning the release of the album in July and extended it in by The Associated Press 4. "The Wizard of Oz: The Fiftieth 15. "Jane Fonda's Complete August. Anniversary Edition" (MGM-UA) Workout" (Warner) Starr has claimed that he and The following are the most5. "The Best of Eddie Murphy: other musicians at the recording popular videocassettes as they Saturday Night Live" (Paramount) VIDEOCASSETTE dates were often drunk and appear in the Nov. 18 issue of 6. "New Kids on the Block: Hangin' sometimes high on marijuana. Billboard magazine. Copyright 1989, Tough" (CBS) RENTALS Moman said that Starr, the Billboard Publications, Inc. 7. "L a w r e n c e o f A r a b i a" drummer and occasional singer Reprinted with permission. (RCA-Columbia) 1. "Working Girl" (CBS-Fox) for The Beatles, came to him in an VIDEOCASSETTE 8. "Beetlejuice" (Warner Bros.) 2. "Rain Man" (MGM-UA) attempt to revive his sagging 9. "Def Leppard: In the Round In 3. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" career, and that Moman invested SALES Your Face" (Polygram) 10. (Touchstone) $146,239 in the project. According 1. "Bambi" (Disney) "Playmates of the Year: The 80s" 4. "Major League" (Paramount) to Moman's lawyer, he rejected an 2. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (HBO) 5. "Pet Sematary" (Paramount) offer by Starr of $100,000 to kill (Touchstone) 11. "Lethal Weapon" (Warner) 6. "Beaches" (Touchstone) the album. ne12. "Robocop" (Orion) 7. "The Dream Team" (MCA) 3. "The Land Before Time" (MCA) 13. "Pink Floyd: Delicate Sound of 8. "The Naked Gun" (Paramount) Thunder" (CBS) 9. "Her Alibi" (Warner) Mliss Teenage A m erica chosen 14. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 10. "Tequila Sunrise" (Warner) LOS ANGELES (AP) -Jennifer interviews during the pageant. The cost of attending college Kissick of Carlsbad, Calif., was "The program is not a beauty A 10-year surge in college costs may be chosen the 28th Miss Teenage pageant or a talent contest, rather it's coming to an end, according to a report America, Nov. 7 in the seaside an achievement program which by the College Board. Here's a look at community of Marina del Rey. recognizes outstanding young costs for the 1989-1990 school year. Kimberly N. Tucker, 17, of women between ages 13 and 18,"said Birmingham, Ala., was named contest spokesman Marc Powell. Ranges of tuition and fees 31%:$1,500 runner-up among 12 finalists in an She will have her own monthly Percent of enrollment by cost at to $1,999 28%: event hosted by television actress column in 'Teen Magazine, which is four-year pubic colleges $1,000 to Khyrstyne Haje, star of ABC's the chief sponsor for the contest, and "Head of the Class." The 12 were make personal appearances to speak 24%: $2,000 chosen from 10,000 entries on issues important to teen-agers. Aeragto$2,999 14% nationwide. The other finalists were: Candace and fees Adams, 16, of Ralls, Texas; Michele $5W to Miss Kissick, 17, receives a Renee Allen, 17, Roanoake, Va.; -s $999 $15,000 college scholarship and a Tracy Leigh Bondy, 16, Toledo, complete wardrobe from K Mart. Ohio; Trina Clark, 16, Bellingham, The contestants were judged on Wash.; Samantha Harris, 15, 1%: Less than $500 their scholastic achievements, Hopkins, Minn.; Virginia Baker Fou-Ye schools 2%: $3,000 or more general awareness, individual Norton, 17, Jacksonville, Fla., Holly accomplish ments, community Rouse, 16, Hornersville, Mo.; Dawn service, poise and appearance. Wade, 16, Goleta, Calif.; Deirdre The winner was determined by a Dianne Walusis, 15, Youngstown, week of interviews prior to the Ohio; Tracy Wong, 16, Springfield, OURCES: The Conege Board, Coge Entrance Examination Board pageant and on her poise in on-stage Va.

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Tropic Times 16UNov. 17, 1989 military news Defense industry faces deeper cuts in budget WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The and keep our options open, but you The United States spent more than talking about reality. Contingency $150-billion-a-year U.S. arms can bet the farm we won't go all the $2.5 trillion on defense during eight planning is in order now," said industry, which flourished under way," said one congressional aide, Reagan years and is slated to spend Blechman. former president Ronald Reagan, who asked not to be identified. $305 billion dollars in current fiscal Reality to Grumman Corp. of now faces the ravages of even deeper year 1990 under President Bush. Long Island, N.Y., has been a bitter military budget cuts in the next five In the light of East-West detente "While the rug is being pulled out, fight over whether to continue years than previously expected, and budget-balancing at home, he anyes toad Retersy expested, aid, buete g at s ho ge the Pentagon is merrily planning for building the most modern version of They cited public euphoria over programs as the Air Force's topreal increases (after inflation) of just its F-14 Navy fighter jet after fiscal democratic reforms in Poland and secret advanced tactical fighter over two percent next year, one 1991. That little war by New York's Hungryatcrumbing ofandhe nden (ATF) are under a budget percent in 1992 and two percent each congressional delegation to save Hungry, the rumbling of the Berline in 1993 and 1994," said Barry thousands of jobs has apparently Wall, the resignation of Bulgarian microscope. Blechman, an analyst with the been lost. President Todor Zhivkov and other "In ATF alone, you're talking independent Johns Hopkins School Published figures indicate more events that are buffeting U.S. about some $60 billion in potential of Advanced International Studies. than two million employes of private strategic planners. contracts for the likes of Lockheed, "You can understand why the American firms are working on "The Pentagon and the industry Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and military services don't want to open defense contracts in an industry still want us to see a Commie threat others," he said. the door to a flood of cuts, but we're driven over 'the last decade by everywhere. But lightning is killing superpower military rivalry and the public consensus on the need for tension. big military spending," said Gordon Defense Secretary Dick Cheney Adams of the Center on Budget and made a swing around Western Policy Priorities. Europe two weeks ago and at each "Newspapers are blaring the end of stop urged caution toward promised the Cold War. We're already seeing a Soviet military cuts. re-definition of western security "But there's a difference between away from tanks toward cleaning up some caution and refusing to see the pollution," said Andrew Kimbrell of writing on the wall," said Adams, the Foundation on Economic Trends. A. E whose budget priority group closely follows trends in the defense The headlines from the Soviet Bloc industry. spell big changes for the likes of He said U.S. Army commanding Northrop Corp., which hopes to Gen. Carl Vuono issued a white build 132 B-2 Stealth bombers at paper two months ago advising the $530 million each and high-flying Pentagon to hold the line fast after General Dynamics Corp., builder of NAVY MISFORTUNE -Among the misfortunes of the U.S. Navy in any European conventional force the M-1A battle tank and two classes recent weeks was the dropping of a 500-pound bomb on the guided missle reductions negotiated at East-West of nuclear submarines. cruiser USS Reeves by a Navy FA-18 Hornet jet such as this one. (AP talks in Vienna. "Northrop won't get all of those Laserphoto) "The ink isn't dry on that one and planes. We might want to build some it's history," Adams said. Cheney establishes joint taskforce to stop drugflow W A S H I N G TON (U PI) -"U.S. military forces will not Naturalization Service in conducting The Army's Joint Task Force 6 Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, conduct searches, seizures or arrests training and' surveillance operations was the work of Gen. Colin Powell, expanding the military's role in and they will serve strictly to support along the Southwest border. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fighting drugs, established a joint law enforcement agencies in their Joint task forces are composed of who devised the plan in Atlanta while task force on the U.S.-Mexican counter-narcotics operations," the elements from more than one commander of U.S. Forces border this week to help stem the Pentagon said in a statement. military service and are organized for Command responsible for the flow of narcotics into the United Defense spokesman Army Maj. a specific mission. Two other joint defense of the continental United States. David Super said it was not task forces were set up earlier this States. "Joint Task Force 6," based at immediately known how many year to fight drug traffic. Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, was people would be assigned to the task The Pacific Command's Joint It was the first of several anti-drug activated immediately as a planning force, to be commanded by Army Task Force 5 at Oakland, Calif., plans Cheney requested from and coordinating headquarters and Brig. Gen. Sherman Williford, chief activated in February, detects and military commanders Sept. 18. to provide support to federal, state of staff of the Fifth U.S. Army. monitors aircraft and surface vessels Plans were submitted by the and law enforcement agencies, the National Guard troops engaged in suspected of smuggling drugs into -commanders of the Atlantic, Pacific, Pentagon announced. anti-narcotics support operations the United States along the Pacific Southern, Forces, and NORAD Its activities will range from along the U.S.-Mexican border will Coast. commands. After approving the inspecting cargo and checking people continue to operate under the The Atlantic Command's Joint establishment of Joint Task Force 6, crossing the border to transporting authority of state governors, the Task Force 4 at Key West, Fla., Cheney directed the Joint Staff to law enforcement officials on raids Pentagon statement said. activated in April, conducts counterstudy the other plans and make and conducting aerial reconnaissance In October, some 50 Marines were drug operations primarily in the recommendations for his review later of drug corridors. assigned to join the Immigration and Caribbean. this month. Congress claims Navy was wrong for choosing IBM WASHINGTON (AP) -The did not meet the Navy's requirements mainframes was restricted in some The department recommended Navy acted improperly, favoring and did not work," Ralph Carlone, way, resulting in only 10 percent of termination of the purchase and in IBM over other manufacturers in an assistant comptroller general, told full and open competition. response, the command is rewriting buying millions of dollars worth of the Government Operations In the market of IBM compatible the specifications to eliminate any computer equipment, a congresssubcommittee on legislation and equipment, "84 cents out of every bias toward IBM, Vander Schaaf ional study said Wednesday. national security. Navy dollar was spent on IBM said. In procuring hardware and other The service chose a data base equipment," said Rep. John IBM was scheduled to deliver its equipment for its Standard Civilian management system, hardware and Conyers, Jr., chairman of the response to the report at Thursday's Pay System, known as NAVSCIPS, 10 processing sites for its pay system subcommittee. session of the subcommittee. the Navy relied partly on the advice that required a computer equal to a The Michigan Democrat said he of an IBM technical representative to bottom-of-the-line IBM mainframe was "greatly disturbed" with the The GAO and Defense Departcraft the requirements for its bids, computer. results of the GAO investigation and ment inquiries were prompted by a officials from the General Mainframes are the largest and the inquiry conducted by the November 1988 letter from six IBM Accounting Office told a House most powerful class of computers Department of Defense inspector competitors in which they said they subcommittee. short of the rare, powerful general. had been frozen out of much of the The congressional investigative supercomputers. Derek J. Vander Schaaf, deputy Navy's business. agency said it also found problems "From what we could determine inspector general, said the The companies complained to with the Navy's management, which only IBM could fulfill this department's review of procurement former Defense Secretary Frank eventually awarded a $27 million requirement because it was the only by the Naval Military Personnel Carlucci that Navy officials had con tract for the computer vendor that marketed a mainframe Command found that the "command tailored the bid specifications so that equipment. of this size," the GAO said. did show favoritism toward IBM in only IBM could win although many "The Navy's approach resulted in a In addition, the GAO found that its proposed acquisition and the IBM of the companies offer "clones" or system design that improperly the over a 3 1/2-year period, 90 was heavily involved in the .duplicates of IBM systems at lower restricted procurement competition, percent of the money spent on acquisition strategy." prices.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 /7 hemisphere Color leadspolls in comingBrazilelections RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI) That would mean that Collor close to call as of 11 p.m. Wednesday. that ushered in 21 years of -Center-right candidate Fernando would run again in a runoff Dec. 17 Another exit poll, Data Folha, authoritarian rule. Collor de Mello was assured a berth with the candidate who placed predicted Collor would get 30 President Sarney assumed office in in next month's runoff election for second in Wednesday's balloting. percent of the vote, Lula 18 percent March 1985 after president-elect the Brazilian presidency, but without Exit polls showed Collor was the and Brizola 14 percent. Tancredo Neves suffered a stroke learning who his opponent will be. winner Wednesday by a plurality, Balloting was generally peaceful, shortly before his inauguration. With 8 million votes, or 10 percent but that the second-place race but police said 51 people were Neves had been elected president of the returns, tallied early Thursday between the 67-year-old Brizola and arrested in scattered incidents and Sarney vice president indirectly, by the Globo television network, the 44-year-old Lula was close. around the country. by an electoral college consisting of Collor of the National ReconCollor, 40, made morality in One person was wounded in the members of congress. struction Party had 1,956,896 votes, government the central issue of his city of Diadema in Sao Paulo state in "My mission is accomplished," followed by Leonel Brizola, a campaign. a fight between backers of rival Sarney said after voting Wednesday. socialist, with 1,422,135 votes from He constantly attacked the record candidates. "The transition (to democracy) is Wednesday's first direct election for of incumbent President Jose Sarney, The Wednesday editions of two complete." president of Brazil in 29 years. unpopular because of Brazil's newspapers, Santa Catarinense of Adenair da Silva, 71, voted Marxist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da rampant inflation, now running at an Florianopolis and 0 Fluminense of Wenar da Sirst 71, voted Silva was third with 1,190,747 votes, annual rate of 1,300 percent. Rio de Janeiro, were confiscated for Wednesday for the first time in her while the other votes were scattered The Brazilian Institute for Public violating the ban on campaign life. among the 18 other candidates. Opinion and Statistics said that, advertising that has been in effect Previously she had been barred The early results represented state according to its exit poll, an since midnight Sunday, and a radio from the polls by a literacy test that capitals and metropolitan areas estimated 30 percent of the electorate station near the city of Recife was was abolished by a new constitution where the two left-wing candidates voted for Collor, while Brizola and suspended for the same reason. adopted last year that also reduced were expected to do well. Lula were tied with an estimated 17 The vast majority of the 82 million the voting age from 18 to 16. Collor's winning margin was percent each. registered voters never before had a Helped to the voting station in the expected to improve as returns come The director of the institute, chance 'to vote for president. Leblon beach neighborhood of Rio in from more conservative small Carlos Augusto Montenegro, said The last direct elections for the de Janeiro'by her grandchildren, she towns and rural areas, but he was not the poll showed that "Collor is chief executive were held in Brazil in said after voting: "Now I can die expected to win an absolute assured of going into the runoff." He 1960, but the democratic process was peacefully. I have fulfilled a desire majority. said the second-place slot was too interrupted by a 1964 military coup that has been choking inside me." Bolivia imposes state of siege; arrests 500 strikers LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuter) -The of siege Wednesday and arrested 500 hunger strike for higher wages. In the capital, scene of violent Bolivian government imposed a state teachers and labor leaders staging a Police burst into union offices clashes between police and protesters around the country where some in recent days, 250 teachers and 3,000 teachers were staging the union leaders were rounded up and hunger strike to demand a special taken to an air force base. bonus of $100, union sources said. The leaders will be sent into The government had said it would internal exile in other parts of the pay the bonus next year. country under powers granted to the Bolivia's 80,000 teachers earn government under the emergency around $45 a month, one of the measures, Raul Loayza, Interior *Ministry undersecretary,.told lowest wages in the country. reporters. The government said the The rest will be released in 48 emergency laws, under which strikes hours, he said. and public meetings are banned, The government said the teachers' would run for three months and were action was being exploited by intended to guarantee that Dec. 3 political groups and "constituted a municipal elections would be held. danger to the democratic stability of An Interior Ministry spokesman the country." said 500 people had been detained President Jaime Paz Zamora, a under the emergency measures and former left-wing revolutionary ON THE MO VE -A young Contra, accompanied by three others, carries three teachers' leaders, who were in turned Social Democrat, had said the supplies from their base camp near Yamales, Honduras. The serious condition after 22 days teachers' demands would put Contras continue to be the focus of hostility from the Sandinista without food, were taken to the Bolivia's anti-inflation policies at government in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Laserphoto) hospital. risk. Drug lords infiltrate military ranks MeXico0pposes TeXascenter BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) headed the anti-narcotics drive for Colombia's Attorney General years, but the military took effective for m military anti-drug w ar Alfonso Gomez Mendez said the charge three months ago when nation's drug barons have infiltrated President Virgilio Barco's WASHINGTON (Reuter) -Department regarding the use of the Colombian military ranks and government launched the toughest Mexco said Tuesday it does not the armed forces in an area near that it had been a mistake for the and widest crackdown yet on the support a U.S. decision to the common frontier," the army to become involved in the anticountry's multibillion dollar drug establish a military command statement said. narcotics campaign. trade. center in Texas to help coordinate The Pentagon said Monday the In an interview published in the El The attack was launched Aug. 18 drug interdiction efforts along the command center at Fort Bliss, Tiempo newspaper, Gomez Mendez. when suspected drug-backed killers southern border. Texas, near El Paso, would help said the police should be the sole assassinated a leading presidential coordinate drug interdiction force to battle traffickers in the contender. But despite the arrest of A statement issued at the efforts along the U.S.-Mexican government's crackdown on the about 11,000 suspects and the seizure M e x i c a n E m b a ss y s a i d border and in the Gulf of Mexico. cocaine cartels. of more than 1,000 properties, no Washington should have It said the center would be the The degree of infiltration and drug lords have yet been captured. consulted the Mexican governthird such clearinghouse for corruption by traffickers in police Gomez Mendez said the military ment because there were signs the civilian requests for military ranks was "infinitely less" than that high command was aware that drug U.S. action "could have negative assistance in the war on drugs. in the army, he said. lords had infiltrated and corrupted consequences for the bilateral Other centers are to be set up in "It was really a mistake to place the army officers. relationship." California and Florida. army of Colombia in contact with the But he said it was difficult to The statement said the United The Pentagon announcement (narcotics) criminals who have an obtain evidence to prove which States and Mexico have managed said military troops would be used immense capacity to corrupt," he officers were corrupt since to establish an effective only for training and patrols and said. traffickers' payoffs were not made in cooperation in fighting drug would not make any arrests. "The battle in the matter of the form of checks or notarized traffickers. Mexico said the operations of repression (of traffickers) should documents. "Nevertheless, the Mexican the military center could affect have been circumscribed within the In the interview, the attorney government wants to clearly set everyday activity along the border police,"he added. "The mission is no general recommended police out that it does not share, nor "without solving in any other than to capture some criminals. formation of a new armed militia to much less support, the measures substantial way the serious and This is a police function." strengthen their capacity to capture announced by the U.S. Defense complex drug problem." Colombia's police had spearcriminal suspects.

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1 Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 hemisphere Results mixed in Peruvian elections LIMA, Peru (Reuter) -Peruvian with Vargas Llosa facing a leftist in Despite the country's fragmented But voters mobbed the polling voters, battered by 3,000 percent the runoff. politics, most Peruvians agreed that centers, mindful of the heavy fines annual inflation and a brutal The big winner in the municipal the biggestloserinthemunicipalpoll imposed on those who ignored the guerrilla war, failed to favor any one elections was not a party at all, but a was the Shining Path. compulsory ballot. party in municipal elections and new face: smooth-talking television The Maoist guerrillas had called Shining Path has killed at least provided no pointers as to how a magnate Ricardo Belmont, who on people to boycott the election and seven people in apparent reprisal presidential race in five months' time easily won the mayorship of Lima by had threatened to kill those who attacks since the elections, police will be decided. campaigning against "the same old voted. sources said. Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru's politicians." leading novelist turned presidential Belmont, best known to Peruvians Tw helicopters crash in Colom Aw candidate, was hoping to be the chief as the tender-hearted host of charity beneficiary of Sunday's elections. In telethons for handicapped children, BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) mechanical failure, killing one his first foray into politics, Vargas beat seven seasoned politicians with -Six army troops died and four crewman and five soldiers and Llosa argued that his destitute about 50 percent of the vote. were wounded when two U.S.wounding the two pilots on Andean country needed a fresh face Analysts said chronic unemploymade military helicopters crashed Tuesday. to lead it through an unprecedented ment, poverty and guerrilla violence in separate incidents, and The troops were bound to crisis. which claimed 400 victims last month authorities were probing whether relieve soldiers at Marquetalia in But by most accounts, his centeralone, had led voters to turn to a leftist rebels shot one chopper eastern Colombia at an outpost right Democratic Front made a charismatic novice like Belmont. down, the Defense Ministry said built to guard against guerrilla disappointing showing at the polls. Tuesday. attacks in the area. Though it won in most provincial Vargas Llosa called the elections a Tuesy capitals, the Front lost the mayoral clear triumph for his coalition and Ministry spokesman Eduardo The Defense Ministry said the races in three of Peru's five largest pointed out that Belmont had Arevalo said the military was helicopters were not on missions checking whether leftist rebels related to the government's threecities, including Vargas Llosa's pledged to back him for president. brought down a Blackhawk month-old drug war. hometown Arequipa. But President Alan Garcia, legally helicopter on Monday in The choppers were purchased Vargas Llosa still leads the opinion barred from seeking re-election, also northeastern Cordoba state where before Washington in September polls for president, but his coalition's claimed victory for his center-left army troops have killed at least 23 donated at least 14 aircraft as poor showing in the capital, Lima, APRA party despite the loss of Maoist rebels since Saturday. emergency aid to help Colombia where one-third of Peru's 21 million mayoral seats in all but two large In central Tolima state, a Bell battle the multi-billion-dollar people live, suggests he will have a cities. 205 helicopter crashed due to a cocaine trade. tough time winning the presidential He claimed victory on the grounds vote outright on April 8. that Vargas Llosa's Democratic Analysts are now predicting the Front is made up of five allied parties Children suffer Salvador battle, contest will go into a second round, and that APRA remained "the country's leading political party." hospital wards full, overworked However, Garcia is fighting a losing battle. Millions of Peruvians SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador "It's terrible, it's terrible, there's no blame his four-year-old government (Reuter) -Seven-year-old Abel reason for it." for the disastrous state of the Martinez lay on a hospital table, his In a corner of the room, cradling economy and for failing to halt an head in a bloody bandage, groaning, one son in his arms with another insurgency by Maoist Sendero "No more, no more." lying on a bed next to him, was 23Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrillas. The child had been shot in the head year-old R o gel io Antonio and stomach, an innocent victim of Rodriguez. Opinion polls suggest APRA will the fierce fighting between leftist The boys, aged 3 and 4, had finsh a distant third or fourth in the guerrillas and government troops in wounds in the head and back. Their presidential elections. San Salvador. elder brother, 7-year-old Jose, was in "Normally we would have taken the operating room with more C P O position vacancies him into surgery right away," said serious injuries. WHO CAN APPLY: Current permanent employees of US Army South and Services Jorge Mila, duty surgery chief at San Rodriguez was away from his oneActivities and other U.S. Government agency employees. If any other source is Salvador's Benjamin Bloom room home in the San Salvador applicable,.specific vacancy will indicate this. Only U.S. citizens will be children's hospital. "But there is no suburb of Ciudad Delgado when a OW TPPLY: Applicaants at submit to the CPO, Bldg 560, kos 306, Coro.al respirator available atthemomentso bomb fell close to the house, by the close of business on the closing date of announcement. Application is we can't operate yet." demolishing the wood and laminate a signed copy of SF-171, Application for Federal Eployment; SF-50, Mila said that about 100 children structure. His wife Daisi Guadalupe, Notification of Personnel Action; DSARSO Form 106, if applicable, and a current/last performance appraisal. Qualification standards ay be reviewed had been treated for wounds from 23, was also caught in the blast and at CPO. For further information call A85-5201. shrapnel and bullets at the 200-bed was taken to the Rosales hospital VB# PEMANENT VACANCIES AND LOCATION ALL ANNOUNCEMENTS OPEN: 11-17-89 hospital, the only public children's across town. 091-90 MEDICAL AID (DIETS), IN-640-4, SHIFT WAK, USA MEDDAC, GISGAS AMY unit in the city, since the Farabundo "It's totally absurd," a shocked HOSPITAL, NUTRITION CARE DIVISION, ANCON, PANAMA. GENERAL EXPERIENCE Marti National Liberation Front Rodriguez said. 6 MO., SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 6 MO., TIME-IN-GRADE N/A. JOB RELATED began an offensive in San Salvador The hospital, located in downtown CA ITER IA: NONE.* 092-90 NUSING ASSISTANT, W-621-5, USA MEDDAC-PANAMA, GcFGAS IRMY HOSPITAL, Saturday night. San Salvador, has been operating in DEP _MENT OF SIRGER Y, IROLOGY SERVICES, ANCON, PANAMA. SPECIALIZED Up to 50 of the children were in a a series of pre-fabricated huts set up EPERIENC.E 1 S. AT N-4. TD4E-IN-AADE N/A. JOB RELATED CltITER IA: serious condition, with about 15 on after its modern premises were 093-90 NGN4EMENT ASSISTANT, NM-344-7, SENSITIVE, USASO, DCSRM, FT. CLAYTON, the critical list, but so far none had demolished in an earthquake in PANAMA. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 1 )R. EQUIV. TO *M-5. TIHE-IN-RADE died at the hospital. October 1986. NM-5. JOB RELATED Il TE IA: 1. Knowledge of management practices, Mila said there were not enough At another spot, laborer Jose theories and techniques. 2. Knowledge of army organization and functions. 3. Ability to priorities work and analyze problems. beds to cope with the crisis and the Calisto Chico, 45, stood silent vigil 4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. hospital was admitting only beside the blood-stained bed of his 094-90 iRANIPWtTATiON SPECIALIST, iHE-202-L2, SENSITIVE, US O CILOG, hosita was c a dmiting nly e d he bl osied e o i LOGISTICS DIVISION, FT. CLAYTON, PANAMA. JOB RELATED CITEIA: NONE. emergency cases. 12-year-old son, Jose. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 1 YR. EQUIV. TO W-11, TIME-IN-RADE Ni-11. "We have no fuel for the generator The child, half his hair shaved off 09o-90 SUPERVISORY CLINICAL NIRSE, NM-610-11, SHIFT WORK, U.S. LICENSE and some of the staff have been and a bandage holding together what REQUIRED, USA MEDDAC, GCtGAS ARMY HOSPITAL, DEPm'DSENT OF NIRSlNG, ANCON, PANAMA. THIS POSITION REQUIRES INCIMBENT TO WORK EVENING AND working for four days without was left of ajaw that had been blown NIGHT SHIFTS OR RELIEF. SOGA-CR FaM 1177 MiST BE COMPLETED. stopping," he said. away by a stray bullet, was under SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 1 )R. EQUIV. TO NM-10. TIME-IN-OADE M-10. "The most difficult thing is that we deep sedation, oblivious to the JOB RELATED CITERIA: 1. Ability to supervise. 2. Ability to integrate nursing and management theories In the clinical practice. are expecting more (casualties)." crackle of machinegun fire that 3. Ability to communicate orally. 4. Ability to communicate in As he spoke, 10-year-old Flor de sounded dangerously close. writing. NOTE: PhRsONS WHO APPLIED UNDER VB 037-90 NEED NOT TO Maria Montiel Gomez was carried "I was sitting talking to him when it EAPP LY. 097-90 OPE ATIENS RESEARCH ANALYST, N-1515-13, SENSITIVE, HQ USSOUTHCN, J5, into the narrow, dimly lit emergency the bullet came through the wall," WAGAMES 19., QUARY HTS., PANAMA. GENERAL EXPERIENCE 4 YRS. COLLEGE room, bleeding profusely from a Calisto said. CiRRICULLM IN RELATED COURSES I.E. MATHEMATICS, LOGIC, STATISTICS, bullet wound in her side. "I was hit by the flying pieces of ETC. SPECIALIZED EXPERItNCE 3 IRS. TIME-lN-CIADE NM-12. JOB RELATED "We were in the house when a bone. As first I thought I had been CtITERLA: NONE. 099-90 MILITARY PERSONNEL STAFFING TECHNICIAN, -204-7, SENSITIVE, 41ST ASG, bullet came through the window. The injured myself," he added. DIRECTORATE OF PER SONNEL AND AInIN., FT. CLAYTON, PANAMA. SPECIALIZED situation was so ugly that we decided Calisto explained that neighbors EXPEIENCE 1 1R. AT N4-6. TIME-IN--OtADE Ca-ist exlane thatTE neighbors NONE. NOTE: IF NO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS AT THE M-7, POSITION WILL AE to leave,"said her distraught mother, had helped him carry the boy on a FILLED AT THE M-5 DEVELOPMENTAL NM-7. Ana Julia. homemade stretcher through the NONAPOB IATED FUDS (NAP) POSITIO4 VACANCIES "We were walking down the street, streets of Soyapango, under 24-hour Applications wast be submitted to CPO/NAP, Bldg. 560, Corozal, Roo, 102, by 1600 hours on the closing date of the vacancy. For more Information call my husband, myself and the three curfew and scene of some of the 285-5749/5203. children when suddenly a bullet hit heaviest fighting in the guerrilla NAF-404-90 W-085-01 IDENTIFICATION (ID) CHECKERt; $4.50 PER HOUR, her in the side. I don't know where it offensive, to a Red Cross station. INTERMITTENT ON CALL (IOC); DCA, COD, FT. AMADX GOLF COURSE; FT. CLAYTON NLO CLUB AND BOWLlNG CENTERS: FT. CLAYTON, CIRINDU AND FT. ESPIN .(NINE came from," the weeping mother "We are the ones that always suffer VACANCIES), continued. in these situations," he said.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 19 F sports Events set for Turkey Bowl SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TURKEY BOWL'89 FORT CLAYTON (USARSO and routines performed by the PAO)--"IndianaJones,"an"attack" Army's cheerleaders, the Red on building 95, football in the midst Machine, Cougars and the PCC TIME EVENT LOCATION of the steamy jungles of Panama, and Green Devils during half-time of the 2:45 p.m. Pre-game show by 79th Army Band Jarman Field USARSO's "Galleon Stallions" are championship flag football game. 3:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony Jarman Field the contenders for Panama's version If you don't have wheels, don't Jumping Ambassadors of the Academy Awards in Turkey fret, transportation will be provided. Parade of Athletes Bowl '89. Additional good news is that there National Anthems This year's "Turkey Bowl" will won't be a charge to attend Turkey 3:30 p.m. First Flag Football Playoff Jarman Field probably be the final version of Bowl. 3:45 p.m. Biathlon (female) Clayton Pool Turkey Bowl as the community has -(on Clayton) known it since 1969. It has been a All you "Galleon Stallion" fans, if 4:p.m. Biathlon (male) Clayton Pool tremendous morale booster and the you haven't already bought your T(on Clayton biggest social event for the shirt, there is still time. They will be 4:30 p.m. Entertainment: Jarman Field community, military and civilian, on sale at the Corozal Exchange the MERRY-GO-SOUND setting the scene for the holiday 17th and 18th from 10 a.m. until 2 4:45 p.m. Second Flag Football Playoff. Jarman Field season. p.m., as well as the 20th and 6:30 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Football Game Jarman Field The festivities will kick off at 21st.They will also be on sale during 7:00 p.m. Half Time Entertainment Jarman Field Jarman Field, Fort Clayton, Turkey Bowl. For additional BHS Dance Team at 2:45 p.m., W e d n e s d a y, with information, call Kathy Davis, Army Cheerleaders a pre-game show by USARSO's 79th 287-6123. Red Machine Cheerleaders Army Band, followed by the You can't have a football game Cougar Cheerleaders "Jumping Ambassadors," and the without cheerleaders; that would be PCC Green Devils Cheerleaders parade of athletes. like a pretzel without salt. 8:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies Jarman Field Entertainment will feature the USARSO's "Galleon Stallions" flag Presentation of Awards music of "Merry-Go-Sound," a football players, the 10K and Department of Defense/ Armed biathlon teams, will be cheered by a Forces Professional Entertainment covey of cheerleaders who have been unit from Birmingham, Ala. This practicing around the clock to multi-talented ladies quartet will besupport their team and sound the call is performing at 4:30 p.m., providing a for Army pride. Led by Kim Navy Turkey Bowl Entry fees will be returned to those wide variety of musical numbers Thompson/Raab, this is a group not selected. Anyone interested in ranging from the '30s to the '70s. ready to rock the stands at Jarman Any females (Military or Civilian) participating in the meet should After experiencing the harmony of Field on THE big day! Kim interested in participating in Turkey contact the Howard Sports and "Merry-Go-Sound," you'll have a challenges all Army personnel, Bowl '89, representing the Navy Fitness Center for resume forms. smile on your face and happiness in Atlantic and Pacific: "I know things teams, please contact BM2 Little at Deadline for receipt of resumes and your heart. have been tense, but it's time to blow 283-5605. entry fees is Jan. 22. For more The Balboa High School dance off steam! What better place and way Males interested in participating in information call 284-3451. team, who dazzled the Turkey Bowl to do just that, supporting our Turkey Bowl'89, we need you for the crowd last year with their colorful 'Galleon Stallions.' Take a break Navy team (biathlon, football, track TDY bowling league costumes and classy moves, will from your work and worries and get relays). perform again this year at 7 p.m. The into the spirit of Turkey Bowl '89." Contact John Hern at The Howard Bowling Center is crowd will also get to enjoy chants 1100-All! 283-4222/5307. now forming a TDY bowling league r consisting of two-man teams with the Retirees bowling league bowling for the duration of M cCarthy withdraws from bout The Albrook Bowling Center is the TDY. For more information, call forming a retirees bowling league 284-4818. LONDON (AP) -Steve headlines round the world. The open to all DOD retirees and their Racquetball clinic McCarthy, who lost a fight to a referee awarded the fi dependents. For more information, Mc~rtywholot fihttoa rfeeeawade te ight to call 286-4260. A Racquetball Clinic will be held shoe wielded by an opponent's Wilson, and his decision was at Reeder Gym, Fort Clayton, 1 p.m. mother, withdrew from the upheld by the British Boxing Turkey bowl to 4p.m. Nov 25. Space is limited to match Tuesday because of the Board of Control, which ordered A Turkey 'Bowl' will be held at ten persons, so reserve early. For "He is genuinely ill," said Jack Curundu Bowling Center 7:30 p.m. more information call 287-3861. "eBis, genuiney'sa Jacr Wilson's mother, Minna, Saturday. Try to win a Turkey at the Bishop, McCarthy's manager. apologized for her behavior and monthly no tap tournament. For Aerobicycie training "He's very sick." said she would never attend one of more information call 286-3914. McCarthy was to have fought her son's fights again. If you are interested ; %sing the Tony Wilson on Wednesday in a jungle run aerobicycles at the Howard Sports rematch of their lightShe said she was reacting to NSGA Galeta Island will host a 5K and Fitness Center, training classes heavyweight fight in September chants she regarded as racist from Jungle Fun Run Dec. 12 at 5:00p.m. are offered Monday through Friday that was halted when Wilson's members of the crowd in Volunteers are needed to help get this from 7:30 to 8 p.m., 11:30 a ir to mother climbed into the ring and Southampton. run off to a great start. Even if you noon, and 5:30 to 6 p.m. Trair ing clobbered McCarthy with a highT h e W i 1 s o n s, f r o m plan to run, you can be a volunteer classes are mandatory for those who Wolverhampton in the English up until race day! Please contact want to use the aerobicycles. rr McCarthy needed four stitches midlands, are black. MWR at 289-5109 or CTOC Fifer at more information, call 284-3451. in his head and refused to McCarthy, from Southampton, is 289-5010. continue the bout, which made white. Basketball league NFL Schedule A Basketball Community League by the Associated Press TURKEY BOWL '89 will be held at Reeder Gym, Fort Clayton. Registration concludes Nov Sunday ARMY/NAVY ATLANTIC BUS SCHEDULE 29. Sign up at the CRD Sports Office Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. LEAVE TIME in building 154, Fort Clayton. For Detroit at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. more information call 287-4050. Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Fort Davis Fronius Gym 1 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 1 p.m. Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m. Softball league Minnesota at Philadelphia, I p.m. ARMY/NAVY PACIFIC BUS SCHEDULE Registration for the CRD New Orleans at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Company Level Softball League San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. LEAVE TIME begins Today. For more information Tampa Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cocoli Community Center 2 p.m. see your unit sports representative. Phoenix at Los Angeles Rams, 4 Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m. p.m. Fort Kobbe bldg 801 2 p.m. Ski meet Los Angeles Raiders at Houston, Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m. Marine Barracks Ex. 2 p.m. The 28th Annual Air Force 4 p.m. Rodman Naval Station Marine Ex. 2:15 p.m. Invitational Ski Meet will be held Seattle at New York Giants, 4 Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m. March 4 through 9 at Utah's p.m. Navy Farfan Housing Entrance 2 p.m. Snowbasin Ski Resort for activeGreen Bay at San Francisco, 4 Fort Amador bldg 1220 2:20 p.m. duty military only. Team and p.m. Fort Clayton Jarman Field 3 p.m. individual competition will be held in New York Jets at Indianapolis, 8 Return will be directly after Turkey Bowl. Board buses at Jarman Field; various alpine events. Since the meet p.m. Monday ensure that you board the correct bus! is self-supporting, a $125 entry fee Denver at Washington, 9 p.m. will be charged to each participant.

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2 O Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 Davis takes National League Cy Young Award NEW YORK (AP) -Mark Davis Dave Righetti's major-league record span. start the next season with a different of the San Diego Padres won the for saves and one short of Bruce Davis also was dominating at the team. His agents, Randy and Alan National League Cy Young Award Sutter's NL record. start, beginning the season with 17 Hendricks, say there is only a 10on Tuesday, easily beating Mike Davis converted 44 of 48 save saves in his first 17 opportunities. percent chance he will re-sign with Scott of the Houston Astros. opportunities and allowed just 13 of The streak was broken against San Diego. The 29-year-old Davis, who led the 75 inherited runners to score. He Houston J Davis made $600,000 last season majors with 44 saves, got 19 firstsaved 12 games from Sept. 1 on and only inconsistent period this year. and didn't have any bonus clauses for place votes and four seconds for 107 stranded his final 19 inherited From June 6-24, he blew three saves the Cy Young. Scott, however, got points from a 24-member panel of runners, allowing just one of his last in six chances. $50,000 for finishing second, raising the Baseball Writers Association of 29 to score. He finished the year with His contract negotiations with the his salary for the year to $1.375 America. Scott, the 1986 winner, got a streak of 24 2-3 scoreless innings, Padres have not gone well and Davis million (including a $25,000 bonus four firsts, 14 seconds and three and gave up just eight hits over the could be the first Cy Young winner to for making the All-Star team). thirds for 65 points. Greg Maddux of the ChicagoA w r Cubs was third with three seconds Saberhagen receives Cy Young Award and eight thirds for 17 points. Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles NEW YORK (AP) -Bret Young in 1985, led tge majors in Series. Dodgers, the 1988 winner, was tied Saberhagen of the Kansas City victories, earned-run average (2.16), He is the fourth pitcher to win the for fourth with one first and two Royals won his second Cy Young winning percentage (.793), complete AL Cy Young Award more than thirds for seven points, along with Award in four years on Wednesday, games (12) and innings (262 1-3). He once. Denny McLain (1968-69), Jim Joe Magrane of the St. Louis beating Oakland's Dave Stewart threw four shutouts, three threePalmer (1973-75-76) and Roger Cardinals, who got one second and with ease. hitters and two four-hitters. Clemens (1986-87) did it previously. four thirds. Saberhagen has lowest ERA for an Tim Belcher of the Dodgers Saberhagen, a 25-year-old rightKansas City was 29-6 in his starts AL Cy Young winner since Palmer Scott Garrelts of the San rand hander who went 23-6, got 27 of 28 and he beat every club in the league at 1975, when Palmer's ERA was 2.09. Giat Garetsd or xthe S Francisco first-place votes from a panel of the least once. But perhaps his most Stewart failed to win the Cy Young Giants were tied for sixth with four Baseball Writers Association of impressive statistic was that he won despite winning 20 games for the points, followed by Rick Reuschel of America and one second for 138 20 of his final 22 decisions. He was third consecutive season. He was 21Mike Bielecki and Mitch Williams of points. 6-1 in September with a 0.98 ERA. 9 this year and lost to Saberhagen. the Cubs with one point each. offStewart, the Most Valuable Player He allowed eight runs in his last 80 Last year he was 21-12 and lost to theCus, with fe pnt isean h. of the World Series, got the other innings and had a streak of 31 Frank Viola, then of the Minnesota Davis, a free agent, is only the first-place vote, 24 seconds and three consecutive innings without an Twins. Stewart was 20-13 in 1987 and fourth reliever to win the NL Cy thirds for 80 points. Mike Moore, his earned run. lost to Roger Clemens of the Boston Young, joining Steve Bedrosian Heamaatlowedh WoredSthansRedree (1987), Bruce Sutter (1979) and Mike teammate on the World Series He allowed more than three Sox. Marshall (1974). Davis is the third champion Oakland Athletics, was MSa (974 Dlayer so wi thehd third with 10 points, followed by Bert earned runs just three times in 35 San Diego player to win; Randy Blyleven of California with nine and starts and not once in his final 14. In Jones (1976) and Gaylord Perry Nolan Ryan of Texas with five. his six losses, the Royals were shut (1978) are the others. out three times and scored one run Davis was 4-3 with a 1.85 earnedJeff Ballard of Baltimore, Dennis twice. run average and 92 strikeouts in 92 Eckersley of Oakland and Gregg Saberhagen is 92-61 in six seasons 2-3 innings and had a win or a save in Olson of Baltimore, the AL Rookie with Kansas City. He was 20-6 in 48 of San Diego's 89 victories. He of the Year, got three points each and 1985, then went on two pitch two was dominating throughout the Jeff Russell of Texas got one. complete games as the Royals beat season and finished just two short of Saberhagen, who won the Cy the St. Louis Cardinals in the World 790 Pao / 1420 Atl Clay testifies against Bell, Hall in alleged rape case NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -A house about midnight on the night of former Oklahoma football player the attack. said Wednesday he saw teammates Brown said the girlfriend told her Nigel Clay, Bernard Hall and Glen they had been to Norman and "got Bell rape an Oklahoma City woman. lucky four times." Clay later testified he was not in the Brown, however, said she did not room during the alleged attack. talk to the alleged victim. Clay testified that the woman and her girlfriend stayed in the room for Clay took the stand in his own hours after the alleged attack, leaving defense and denied he took part in on two occasions and coming back. the rape. He testified that during the time of the alleged attack, he had left "I don't believe she was raped," the dorm to buy chewing tobacco at a Clay said convenience store. Hall, Clay and Bell are accused of first-degree rape in the alleged He said the woman was "sloppy assault on the 20-year-old woman on drunk." He denied he tried to get her Jan. 21. The three men were drunk by giving her straight shots of suspended from the university after alcohol. Clay and Hall also are charges were filed against them in accused of furnishing alcohol to February. minors. At the end of former player Jimmy Clay testified that earlier in the Fennell's testimony, District evening, the woman "came on to me" Attorney Tully McCoy asked one by and the two wound up on the bed in one whether Fennell had seen Hall, his bedroom. "I would have had sex Clay and Bell rape the woman. with her," he said. But Clay said he "Yes sir," Fennell replied each couldn't get an erection. 4 time. In cross-examination, Fennell He said when he returned from the admitted he had lied to police in two store, Fennell came running out of earlier statements. He said he didn't the room. Clay said he went to the tell the truth until the third time bedroom and saw the woman on the police talked to him. floor. "I didn't want to be where I am He said he asked her what was now," Fennell said. going on. "You know what's going The state rested its case late in the on. They raped me," Clay testified afternoon. In beginning their case, the woman told him. defese ttoreyspresnte an Fennell denied that any promises Oklahoma City police officer who were made by prosecutors in 10,000 POINTS -James Worthy of the Los Angeles Lakers became the said the woman told him she had had exchange for his testimony. ninth player in club history to reach the 10,000-point plateau during a sexual encounter with five males. Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. He told the jury that the woman at Worthy has never led the Lakers in scoring during his career, but he did Also testifying for the defense was times screamed and struggled with lead them in playoff scoring during each of the last three seasons -two Susan Brown, who said the girlfriend her attackers. He said the attacks ending in championships. (AP Laserphoto) of the alleged victim came to her lasted 20 to 30 minutes. endingin _______________(AP____________

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 East, West Germany make bidfor 2004 Olympics FRANKFURT, West Germany national Olympic Committee situation develops in the German Germany. (AP) -Four West German sites are spokesman, said East Germany's D e m ocr a tic Republic (E a st The unexpected development in willing to drop out of the running for lifting of travel restrictions made a Germany)." relations between the two German the 2004 Olympics to clear the way Berlin Games a possibility. East German officials, in a states has spurred speculation about for a bid by East and West Berlin, a "The main problem was the dramatic move permitting its citizens holding the 2004 Olympics in West German official said (Berlin) Wall, and that problem is freedom of travel to the West on Germany's former capital. Wednesday. now gone," Seeger said. "But we Nov. 9, opened the Berlin Wall and Willie Daume, National Olympic Manfred Seeger, West Germany's must still wait and see how the sections of border barriers to West Committee president, said the signs were encouraging. "These plans have been around for a long time," Daume said. "Even (former) U.S. President (Ronald) Reagan said that Berlin should hold the Olympics. The chances are better now after all that has happened." i Among the West German sites that had expressed interest in holding the games were Frankfurt, Hamburg, the Ruhr valley and Stuttgart. "All have said they would drop out of contention if Berlin applies to host the Olympics," said Wolfram Kratzat, Frankfurt's top Olympics project director. But Daume, who has been West Germany's Olympic Committee. president since 1961 and has been a longtime proponent of holding the Olympics in Berlin, cautioned against hurried optimism. "A lot can happen in the next 15 years," he said. "This idea is appealing because it is a symbol of peace. Juan A ntonio Samaranch Asked about the prospects of West Germany and East Germany forming a single German Olympic team, Daume said: "That is absolutely not a theme because of political developments since 1946. There are now two separate Germanys." Holding the Games in Berlin also has the backing of International UNDER PRESSURE -Washington Bullets' John Williams, center, battles Trail Blazers' Wayne Cooper, left, and Olympic Committee president Juan Jerome Kersey for the ball during their NBA game in Portland. Washington defeated Portland 104-95. (AP Antonio Samaranch. Laserphoto) Samaranch was quoted in the French sports daily L'Equipe e e e Wednesday as saying that for Berlin Clippers sign Rivers Tarpey receives D W I to host the Games "is no longer a 1.1 utopian ideal." LOS ANGELES (AP) -David DALLAS (AP) --Roy Tarpley of program but not necessarily the If the Games are to be held in Rivers, who played one season the Dallas Mavericks was charged "third strike" that would result in a of both East Berlin and West Berl n with the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday night with driving while minimum two-year suspension from offbtiast Bein W etk. moved across town Tuesday, intoxicated and resisting arrest the NBA. officials to make it work. signing with the Los Angeles during a traffic stop by police on a In October 1987, Tarpley admitted because it is a symbol of peace even if Clippers. Dallas freeway, police said. seeking counseling for alcohol and betwe n a the eve ar Terms of the contract were not Police Sgt. Frank Ruspoli said cocaine problems, constituting his between now and then there are announced. Rivers, 24, fills the Tarpley, who has been suspended first strike under the NBA's anti-drug many changes in the present day spot on the roster vacated by fourtwice by the NBA for cocaine abuse, policy. situation," L 'Equipe quoted year veteran Andre Turner, whom was arrested at 10:38 p.m. In 1989, he told drug counselors at Samaranch as saying. the Clippers waived Monday. Wednesday on LBJ Freeway in north the ASAP Family Treatment Center Berlin hosted the Olympics in 'It's a pretty good opportunity," Dallas. that administrates the NBA's 1936, when Jesse Owens of the said the 6-foot point guard, who He was booked into the Lew programs that he needed help to United States won four gold medals was waived two weeks ago by the Sterrett Justice Center, police said. control his drug problem. He was in the face of Nazi leader Adolf e x p a n s i o n M i n n e s o t a Ruspoli said Tarpley also was suspended without pay and went to Hitler's "Aryan" theories on white Timberwolves. "The club is young arrested on other traffic charges, an ASAP center in Van Nuys, Calif. supremacy. and I think, with time, a lot can be including an improper lane change He returned to Dallas March 16 accomplished. I feel I can bring and failure to have his driver's license and began practicing with the team Sports On SCN-TV some leadership in the backcourt, and proof of insurance with him. April 6. not that they're lacking in that at He was stopped after officers His first game back was April 12. all." spotted him driving too close to Last season, in the 49 games Tarpley Saturday The last player taken in the first another car, Ruspoli said. missed, the Mavs went 17-32. With 2no p College Football round of the 1988 college draft, The resisting arrest charge was Tarpley last season, the Mavs were N otee Dame vs. Rivers played in 47 games and filed after Tarpley tried to pull away 21-12. Penn State averaged 2.9 points a game last from the officers' grasp during his On Oct. 27, Tarpley disappeared season in a limited role that took arrest, Ruspoli said. for 24 hours, missing a Mavericks Sunday on added responsibility in the "When they arrested him he practice. Under the NBA's anti-drug -oo am. College Football playoffs with the injuries to Magic basically just pulled away from their policy, Tarpley could have been fined Clemson vs. South Johnson and Byron Scott. grasp, that was enough for them to or suspended. Carolina In his four seasons at Notre charge him with resisting arrest," "Obviously it is bad news," Mavs 12:30 p.m NFL Live Dame, he led the Irish to four Ruspoli said. "He didn't resist in a General Manager Sonju told The :30p.m. NFL Live consecutive NCAA playoff manner that he struck the officers at Dallas Times-Herald. "I don't know 1:00Bp. NFL Football: appearances and left South Bend all." any of the details. All I know is that Buffalo vs. New as the school's all-time leader in Ruspoli said a breathalyzer was he has been arrested." England assists and steals. After his rookie taken, but he was not authorized to Tarpley, 7-foot-0 and 244 pounds, 40 p.m. NFL Football: Green season with the Lakers, he was release the results at this stage of the was the seventh pick in the 1986 Bay vs. San Francisco placed in the expansion pool and arrest. draft. He leads the NBA in taken by Minnesota. A positive test for alcohol would rebounding with a 16.8 average in six These games are subject to be a violation of Tarpley's after-care games this season. change.

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 Betty( BOOP &TFe ix ,TheCatWHERE ARE IV REDECORATING 5UT IT THEY TAKING THE ENTIRE LIVING TOOK ME AY tOIA7-/ ROOM, FELIX 'YEARS TO 0 CS 0ss ei ads AnialsAudio-visual AutoMobiles Automoik Lab Retrie, cp egister, cha,pi pe!ig-. $250. ?52-. Souy btatax SL5000. $175 252-2707. 72 Frd Tot-.u., 351 8, p, pb, at. $700, b. 284749, rm 86 Heda Prelude, 4 cyl, 5 spd, full ext-, new cires, duty 6272 --.205, ask for Cum fee, etrtmly wedl kept. 226-7450. ~272..9 it floor mdtPuusutic clorte.350.bo 24-3690 Gctera. Sheperd puppy, female, 8 wks, dew-med, ukc-cp -986 Mittubishi Galat Super Salet-. e cund, pt, pb, pw, 1977 Subura Station Wagon, 4 wd, ,us gd. ce-ds body work, registerd, champion lines. $250. 226-5395. 20 mtcg cms hard drive for Apple IIGS or Apple lIE 287c, faded, duty not p-id. $6500. 286-4692. duty paid, gd ties. $275. 235-4607. 3588. Black Poudleo. s O Juhus allshots, acoutifuluitmal, g91et 1904 Invt Van. deluxe rcodet F, not duty paid. $5500. 77 Buick Cectury. great transpot-aion. $750. 286-6298. w/ kids. $200. 287-6494. Sound Design cteu it c-hitct, tape-t-tge, ct-ud storage, 2,7-4423. glutdoor, dutl c.ss, phonc, ufm t-cc, equal, 2 spks. 77 AMC Matdo, 2 dr coupe, cuts. $550. 287-5300. 20 guI .aqaium w/ all accessories and flsh. $30. 24-3873. $1501ob. 283-3033. 1979 PlycmuthChamp,4spd, newtires, rcutsgd.$1700/.bh. 286-4696. 1980 Audi 4000, 4 Jr stdue, us specs, gd body ct-d. 6 weeks Gerc-t Sheperd puppts. $100 for mt-ts. $75 ctatSony, ctcord player. rtcordec /speak-rs, mechunically scutd. $2000. 286-3890 after 5 pe. featles. 226-749t. Put--ic. 252-5185 1979 Vulco 24 DL, 4 spd, 4 d, runs gd. $3500/hob. 286---1 1979 Chesy Mulib, ,c, ps, pb. exc cued, new tit-. $1300. Rot-t Weiler puppies, cap reg, I king deposis. born Oct I I Tandy 1000 EX computer, color mnitor, pr-,ert IBM .284-6629. 89. 236-1802. ctmpt. $1000. 287-4544, 82 Fad Graneda Wagon. $3500. 87 Nit-u Scetr. $6700. Both look aed cun geat-. 286-4820 ftr 5 pt. p1984 Ford Es-crt, 4d, 1.6 eg, ,c, pa, necw cires, gray, 6 1,000 3/4 Gutctc Sheperd, 1/4 Belgium Shuperd poppies. $150. 26 in color cutsc, only 2 told. $425. 266-3173. -miles. $3000. 284-5732. Peekupuo puppiuc. $130. 221 7804. 14 JguX36, cs spec, duty paid, gee uatme loaded, low Betasaxum i rc-cotde. accetsoies. $700. 282-3839. tileuge, gurage kept. $6500/t-t. 2864136. 03 Nisue Put-cl. 2 dt, tc, ditese. b cyl, 4 wd. $6300,obu. Hatst r cagc ted successors. $20 bo. 267-5037. $6500/286-3496. 27 is Sharp color t -cmt control. $450. Hitachi chsc-r 1973 Plymaouth Ftcy 11, r6di4 96afm/ca., 1990 ct-ptctiou, Dobermac puppies, purebred, fistpick, accepting deposits. $250 eg. 286-3295 ctu pm. daly mtid, gd cod. $650. 284-3394. St-utee cud solencie fee Ford 302 egie. $66 284-4632 $185 aIle. $165 feaIles. 252-2889 -i______190_____'-,ol______oor_0______6.28-62 19 in co1, c, Nisato. $275. 286-3192. 1983 Chevy S-10 Pickup, cc, 2.3L, uc. $3200. 286-4829. 1986 M-dta 323, usspecs, cus gut, cc tust. /400/b. Fre, yard dog, female, I y old. brown tiud, 30 lbs, gtad 289-5205. guard dog, family pet. Freu. 252-1194. Wordst4. and d Base III plot books. $10 cc. 286-4820. t977 Olds442,264 c8, 5 spd, ac,tet tt, duty paid, aiul Dec 1, $201982 Cdillc Sedot Desille, elegut, loaded. I ower Peekapo's, 2 aes, I b1k, c t, put-pics. S130. 261-3325. Pantsic clot ide cant-, mtodcl WV-485f ct-t-s with sharp. 210,08 ttt. 282-5288. -poe supply and c.bls. $550. 2874867. 1986 Ford Pickup, ail et-r-. S'00.0 obo. 1981 244 Dl Pact-hued Get-ta-uShpcrdsafil"l Dc 0,gd p-ccftd ~ _Hard. AccJ, 3 d, c, P, 5 spd, reb,,t -g, brake, t-e, pking deposit. $150 ftut-. $2 t. 267-5. B301 s-ekers, mit codition. $250. 286-3134. Volt-. S3500ob. 286-3127. m,_kgdpss$5fae$2m .27, cchaust, cugeeat. $1250. 286-3774. ISgtI qccot oOhotted St-c tt-d l-c-ttitt-IBM-XT cuutput-computer dtal foppy640k, CGAtmccito, 1979 VtBet-teI c cstcud. $1250. 287-5271. 7ChyNetp-p.c, u/fac-.sl -k od ut to go] aqusrimum wfsh, cut ,d, -ie, d a,,ploe, A,(Ab,., 17therie ..525.2757 78 Chevy Nva, ps, pb, a,, oam/fm/as, moks good, rans equiptb. $65, bos. 287-5022. Epo priner. 8I 100.32 mcgthrdcard. 0450. 807-2 cup-. 8 NsaSa;,y, 4 d,a, fm, 13,000 act-ut miles, ed, getc. $2250; .o. 284-5038 after 3 pt. _--_S_75_2 __-3522._ otduty ptid. $5500. 287-6340. -adult aptddd, cet-at-ct-d, declawcd cots, lit-er cs tid-cd -I__ _paid_5_500_ _193 Pont-ic TI10(kc, ac, a, fa/ cass. $2500/obo. 287F-. 287-5022. 19 it Sony Triitow/cot-c cont-l. $350. 282-3522. 198b Nian 3007X. pd 35,000 miles loaded, -,.p 54 1 Male Peekapoc dog warrc-. 0125i tbt. 284-4121. 113.0. 24-6779672Chev.,1StatioWag.n SX. 985FordTempoac, GetmauShuperd ma-cd puppi.adyt-go. $50. 286-481. A t m o iles 85 toyt1-t Comllo, toic ctm. 1a6 -amafm/ca-, Ix, pt, pb, at. $8000. 252-2883. cocd, sp-t cspc. 1,080. 284-5377. Gc,.,,. Shaped, taIc, 3 ys old. Boat offer. 286-6522. 1987 Mitsubishi Mnt-ero2,dis2, loaded rcd, lit-ckt-new1986 Mot-o Spo,.4 wd. 2 dr, etblue wt blck tit, 5 spd. $12,000 fStt. 2824827. 1985 Jeep CJ7, exc ct-d. $6500. 287-5285. ac, mefm/cass, aptpkg, cc cued. $10,500. 252-6324. Won, ma1e Doberman for sud s uvice, app,,x im Dec. 286-53. 516 W46tat-ItDbu9ta9u ft-st-ut t-4 sc t--icc, u s iuty D 261984 Vol-o 360 GLS. exc c-d, c stere-. $6000. 252-5430. 82 Mitcubishi Colt, -c, duly paid. $1800. 260-5366. 4684. -1979 Jeep Wagout-cc,4x4Qu-dca-urc.nst-tit-cs, heccydaty________________________ cat-p, duty paid. $2995.95. 2864295. SuetVan 150 Dodg ftoutt end catr, ct. $45. 2864023. 1980 Chevy Silceado Bl-r lotdud, locks & cues cx-, 4x4, rew inside and out 54500. 286-3W40 A udio-visual 1985DodgeChargerSspdstct-ca/fta/casatus't-sll Pod VtP1800 196t clan. $3500/ubo. 286-3447. -$4508/ceg. 286 -3295. 85 G MC Safai Mit-i Vun, lccded,ocac tpta pl, luwtaileag. 250 wat Ktcwt-d power a p. $260. Probuti-d TOA pu. 1983 Ford M-tang GT, 302 c9, uxc cod. $3008. 284682. $8966. 286-4824. aep. $300. 2 Peuvey CL-2 speakers. $1000. 261-0258. 1985 t-yota Liteagc Batit-. c c-d. $3508. 2074389. 1987 Toyot, Cor. p, ac, am/ 1m; cass, 4 d, I, 1980 Chevy Citatio, 4 d,. 4 cyl. $1500. 2b2-3778 Apple lE ctmpute a I megabytes eaand tau-yta. 84ChevyBlazrS-10,4wd,at, exccc. -,1,-wtilesexlra,90 coed, um us spec. $680, e g. 261-9156. $1000. 252-607. ipect-iou. $8000. 1984 Toya Co-lt-, 4 dr, uc. Pt-utmanit duty paid, mt-ted 1981 BMW 316, 4 cyl, at, -c, am. 232-4541. Ct-ut 310XL 8tamm o-ie camra w/ projector and screen. 1919 Plytauth Vlour, gd cd. c, -radio, -ew bottry/trs. tait-dotat, cray co. ,e cod, .1. 284-6125. 86Suzuki Jeep.,sofop, low tailcage, stec /a1 m/fpa, pc, ueuted. $195. 252-5731. $2508. 26-1271. 1969 Me-ctde, 4 dr, dty poid. $3080/hbt. 286-3734. 4 whel drise, It-sc in March. 286-3767. 2,ay hi11iiipeakersystem M) 00,8 hous impedance. 87 Scuki St-at-i, 30,080 tiles, 4x4, cut-ccible, white 1983 R-a, Va-. oc. c p, ctct-mized. day paid. $700. 1974 Monte Carlo, ac, rew tit-, runs gd. $950/bo. 287tax 50 watt power, like u-. $55. 24-S-685ta/cd accepts, uxc shape, duty free. $5200. 287-2337 252-5678. 5723. Pansnicsttereo, ctm/fo, c-ctiter w/builtt-pc, turtable, 2 1984 Honda Accrd, Iladed, 5 spdc xc cond. 252-1153. 1984 Mada GLX, gey, 4 d, pt, pb. $3500-/obo. 284-4677. 1980 Honda Accord, 5 spd, pt, pb. ac, uw bucke,. ptit, spks, more thue 15 tapes also. $100. 282-3529. isltice, Jensen st-r-o. $3000/obo. 286-3588. 1986 Nissa Pickup King Cab, ac, am/fmta-pc deck, 5 spd. q/74 Buick Apollo, a8. at, ,c, pb, ps, t-o, almost JVC double ct., 5 band graphic eqtal w/s.pec bass scuadr campe, ctp. duty paid. 252-5056. complet-lv new or rebuilt. S1500 bo. 2854538, rt 108. ask Best offr. 2844256. -1986 Nisa Sunny SttitWagon, at i ft. 252-5056. ftGCar M Casic electronic cypetacite. spell check, but-ucy oP-otcd ort!979 Chett. 4pa -electric, cutra ribbons. $130. 2644083. 77VWBug, 130cc nec irut-u t-t, ver-ydpbd ty ad tre. gat5 -as r Spaish speaking lie in opt ,aid, ge housework, gd paid. $750. 287-3337. w/aksd ,ut-pt-c n guta $150 bt2854538,ut 108. ask ftO-itIke 2864372 IBM cumputergames, iddec agnda, gulf strik, infltrator Guy. -. II, Dis.ey games and othu-s. 2844083. H987 Tyt, iicut-cadi .w, frllyeedid, cc cbd,, Fy. -paid. $9500. 268-1647. 1961 Accrd. teh,,,ictIy st-cud, eat-, u-pt-c $3080. 286H.-%bilt-eguct taid, usce -child-,ceu.liuble, uccail M-F. paid $900. 68-747 286-6321. 13 in CGA ctuor tit-c, RGB, 80 colma x 25 lites, ati--0762 glacn mad by Matgox-. $275. 284-5981. 1974 VW Bectle. S1500oat. 284-5792. -1084 Ddge At-icc at cc. 67k ouiinl mileslt-uwner, gd HNtic it taid, alcuns, peak spu-ish and eglish. 284Clariet & fute, us-d, exc cond, comes w/cat. 'llS ca. 88 Nit-an Sunay, 4 d, 5 spd, coloc rd, a/ip rdio, ac. cod. $2000. 284-5581. 3473. 286-6183 ask fcc Kecry. $5080. 220.1535. -Stal acilicy ,taile, 6xit5, bx 15 in wtelts. 2044278. Honest, liable, biling-l, housckeeper, gd wchildrcte and gd ttd $75 2861979 Ply-outh Vola. Stain Wagon. $1108 ob. 284pc. a-il 2 d-ys per week. has refs. 286-6342. Stere, console. edertrphmm,, .1d, bong on.$5.26 19981 VW R, bbi, 4 d, low mileag, agetgas muileage. 6183 3690.u.IFl time taid, MO,.ct-p, hot, eliablt, rcfs, at-il 2nd Dat-a WtTld 80286, 12 pana-cpat, 2-1.2 ctb floppy diks, VW 3ran Wiicu. $68. Wha-I & t-c. $20. VW --ic k in Dc 284-623 1-40 tb hd, I mamct4 ic. EGA mt-t-ir $2700/ubo. handbooks. $20. Fihbeglss utsc for dcucb-ggs. $75. 261 1981 Mitsttishi Cart-di. !imitd editit-, am ftc cs. pur English speaking, lisout maid, gr.a /kids, hcsewok, 286-6290. 0258. wd c gco .$3500Scfirm 2F7-4587. has refs, actil 17 No. 286-279. Ca-i MT-28 keyboard. $100. 226-158. 1978 1tyeta t ruck wcaupr s1t-all. $2000. 26-221. T tdA,, rd and lyttTr-ak At -tc. Vdattyp Very depdable day aid, gret ch6ldrt. 286-4675. --feil ",e-lvaue 286-3S88. Sucqea XL potblt compucar t/stftwa.n DOS or Vtlco 240 DI, dieel, -ew e iajt point-d. nw --t, hust-, hard wolking, day taid, gd childrena, salt, Pactsctic CP/ M. $406 soIld as is ?84-3873. headlights, hrakes cxctsd. 57000. 264-593. 198 B lnd, C ic. gay. 4 d,, 5 t-pd, a It, ac, xc-sttod. hilt-gu-I, u-ril cow. 228-2044. _-ut--r 101 t-lc $750. 286-4474 Itabasonic ver -w tairel.ss eoe,. cht. $30(. 286-4737. 1984 Dodge Colt, ct-hohat, pb. amu fi la I mp must a at-ut-p.t-t-t-tBh-gal maauidliie i, c., w kids and do all h.ouc.st.k, se, cxc ced. $4208. 284-430. 196. I)ht-tu Chaca-dc, 17,0 meIc, dat ftid, 4 h t-pd. Iout-, and wtefI. 256-6812. Dark t-. phS2 e2ipmen and 2Pn OX coumputer 1_ 1 2-2 28. w/stftwot& 256k. 2874932. 1981 AMC Cot-crd St-t-it tagon, 4cyl. trygd cct-d. Dc D.y mid, ery hu t, cleas gre' 2 y crt 89. $1800. 286-4197. 1987 Ntssct -uy ttitc Wan,ac, cot-i witdo-, cu -ployers, rctf. $12 day. 264-519. Hccemadc speakers, 150 wat-s cc, xc cosd & smumd. $125 ct-s 15302 cbS. 284-6670. bch. 2864622. 1974 Monte Caro, catcut-.g ct-d. Bestoffe. $350 ,hcc 262_ English speaking d.y mid 1. ork Mun, Wed, I, hons, 1539. 'mr, run grt-, -y clean. $2500 cbn. 287-325 oglib py 252 -2094 21 in Sony KV2670R, new. $825. 12 itSouy, works, vy wll.t $150. 2824696. 79 Buick Centucy Wig-n, 6 cyl, ps. pb, gd coed, ut ft. 77 Bu-k I c-bc. $850. 2854761 She's the best! Hcenest, ruspt-sihlc, hard-working day maid, $1200. 287-6939. 62 Hut-dc Quiltt, 4 dt-, cc, ph. ps, su tam letc.ss c cook, clean, rst babys/ts. 287-5737. Tc/acr cabinet wtrage, Sharp sIreo syt-m, all it$27Mex-,,_ ________ coed. 287-6290. 1982 Pout-ic Gran Pris, gd crd, a stter-o. $2200 2844535. ct-d. $2708 oc27-6346. Es tmaid, gd w children, hot-, -ctc twctk 5 days. gd NitItedo gamt cc ccpt-u td. 252Newtiless st-el light-bar fc tauo biles add trucks, makes 1968 Saob 900S, lk, 5 spd, loadd, cs p-cs Ilsoc 10.01 c-Iefs. 286-4993. Nin57 o 5aes p o r comute w/ixhras exc 25n 2-72 meS $800o 8-24 6857 oft-ct-S pta. cc ligbtst$80. 252-522. -H ousekeepr doyt-ite frm 7 am t 6 pt. $135 tauh. 287Hndc electric guilt-u and aplifier. $350. Kiaball autic 83 Me-cues yx, ac. p, 4spd,gd cond. $2308; ueg. 284-3632 83 FOtd Club Wugu, XLT. at, ac, & 63 Loud late, t, 4379. ,gn $00.252W5 Ifu 5P. ,,h ex-r cle-n Z%-293. cg. $70.252-6051. ft-er S pb ct-leo-.286-6 .Hnet, reliable, ctglish spkg maid, great w/kids/eceybody, Senycidet 8 cam-era, like .ecc.et battery pack. still under 1981 ChestCaprict St-t-un Wagon, 3 sett, seats nice, 83 Ford lTD, runs gd. $2308. 2844972. M-F, lice in, a-il nmw. ref. 2864294. wat-u y. $650. 260-6187. u-c cd. $8000. 284-5296. 1965 Mustangs -Ct-tic" & 1966 ct-ct-cr-ibl-, both red The butc taid in Punama, live in or out, doe ecurything, Kecwood DP-M97 mauliple compact ditplayer w/ rotn, 1977 Subeu Station Wagon, 4 td, 4 ay, rt-s gd. ut-d bods body wta1te cup $4308 & 42500 252-2419 6718. gre-t t kids. Ntgut-ibt. 286-3840. costct. $200. 252-1191. u-uk, duty paid. $400. 2354687. 1987 S-uar. 1.8 Gl sedue, c co-d, con usptc, ut duty Bitieguat lice it -aid, choucckecper, rok, laundry, gd TEAC CX-650R, st-re c-tdeck. $100. 287-5332. Jeep CJ7. hard top and dot-s, bikini top t. chat dot-c, paid. $7000 cb,. 274777. d 2522699 inch 8008 lbc. $3000. uho. 286-3237. 1981 t-itmph 1R7 --c6il, 5 spd, .e fmc-s, al-m, -ct-Ielt maid, english, spnish. ,xperieced, ho.st. 25619 in ptlortb wIt-$e. 23. 18 te. 350 Sony T u -3c, cc ap-, gd actd. $3800 b. 2864761. 6453. asee/d poal.$300. 284-3632. -1985 Toyota Corilla, 11, -x -od. $3000. 286-599icKsses)g od 30 bo 8-71 43

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Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 Available H ueodMiscellaneous Miscellaneous E .i l 8Rwing he$75.Hydrosfidesrfgb.ard.$75.252Exceffent maid, avaif M-F, honest. 284-5587. Co.ity pie baffe, wafeet stai, exc ced. $250. 286-6481. 12 spd mas bike, gd c rd. $80. 252-6426. 5356. Baby crib and access. Sf00. 286-6522. Baby swing. $12. Baby walke,. $12. Frames, 8x10. $2 ea. JC Penney wedding dress set, glass table, cffee table. 284Boats & Cam peers Sofa "et q"e eeper,ftIese.t, har, tt0 ed .,, 2864474. 3397 Later aifbeat & t easier, t6a i, hetard 2674296. $700. 287-5420. Kingsizemfotet. $35. 286-4023. Sreed to pat e'o cr .' fight, partia tug and pinic Liin set. dining set mtice, t,. stete, watered set. Drapes, 2 pr 72x84. $35. 5 mini blinds. S75. Baby swing. $15. table. $250, ba. 284-3690. 14 1 2f fiber glas Cathedratl lH1ll 15 hp Jehnson mt-cmpur, beds, ,,i, Itys, roue. 264-5482. 286-3294. 4 -ea .ydaty it tube, 7015 $10 .Bik, ratte, ext cmid. $3000. 261-3325. B_ rhed tvfele ,e. $295. Wahiut caiffee table Weight -, including bnch, ff0 lb eighs. lOO .'' 2 bike. $28. 266-4270. B t aer, 17 ft, gd c 1nd. S175. 268-147? matching end tabfes. $251. Carpets. 286-6136. Tirycl. sfi 283-3033. -It gty cci ilrwil ti sparate, d-s Rcll op desk,,eregd cnd. $425, bn. 286-4430 3 spd bike.$70. Hmtc bar $60. 287-4932. motorcycle nwlift at.fpaddfes. 252-5f85. _________________________ GE dishw.hcr, kiichen cete, food s-icer, portablec Prima III, ping eye-2 .ttk a lfik'e gtlfcltb,. freqncy ted 1985 Httdt Aero, 50 intftdes 2 hetets atd spare pat, ?1 ep V Hl. 1,5 1 M ki ke. r ,m y gat, idea t 1r sdetts. 252-2062.e c. .x ttttu gt $65181. 262-5037. -___ --0-208 geld ,hefts $510 .t ak, itt ffic, 2F7-644 $508. 266293. 45 i r.d tak kilchet tablet 4 chai. $625. Oak chest of Sfiding aluminmainOdow. S30a. Leckig Fle cabinet. $65. DT175 Yamaha, 7 months old, 4,000 Ik. $1200. 286-4832. Ftp ttp ftaifertet, Cafeman, t'eps 6, stle, table, "at", drawers/chttgitg table. $200. 286-4994. Fish aqais .$2!gal. 252-2889. ank, spate ttIr dttty paid. $4300. 2874932. 19116 Yamah FZ750, duty paid. 252-2180. Stadeet desk w 4 dtawer. $65. Dark blue 9x12 c.pet, 4 p Ex.eie bike w/,dmeter and exeecise handle bars. $150. Yataha 1986, daly paid, DT175, ted bat. SI000.'b,. 202Hordr17 1t mi 'Lnd 140 1.hno, pwr",,ri, I'll, living rmo bnurn 11 Lrnge. 286-4994252-2216.Yaaa98,dypaDT7,rdh. 00/b.2C tf, fad fttf canvas. Best tfaer. 287-3319. i 4932. Qees ba bed, Qaeen Anne style dicing table 6 Fish red. $15. I set 83-85 Z/28 cente, caps. $40. 3-fix10 9 fit Dgy, fibrglas taile, 1.2 hip. fisher mr, safety 1ktnit. 286-4633. chrome tck wheels, 6 lags. $5 ea. 283-4747. 83 Henda CB 900F, .fast running fing ,/K-.d ecip. 252-5056. steen, extras, ttst sell fast. $2300 Ib. 284-3638. Carpets, 12x15 beigi. $15). 10x12 biewn. $125. 2-9x12 blue20 inch girls bike. $30. Glass tuablet set. $6. Cal rest Ice 0x41ribe 320 itflatabl bttat a factitiy wi .d .t, tst $100 each. x 52 aege. $75. Quee at bed. f30. 282-3522. cheat fSr 4xa 2ehile. $10. 287-4976. 2Yahee 60, 4 we, pefet diti2,-hrdly esd, bellI-w. $400. 287-4739. -W e 700 e. 252-2106. Dining table glass and wed w 4 chaiea. $425. Flat lep leak. Sarbards, sunshine. eainbet, all meeeick. 243-5366. 14 .2 ft Abereathy, 25 hp .t. J1hso a tle. $120. Baby changing table. $55. Beige ttman. $108. 282$2708. 286-4536 afet 6 pi.3522. Wrought iron parrot cage, 3 ft tall, new paint. $60. 287-5438. 18 1 Merik cabin beat, wtiletec mot, hpCrysler 17.2c ft tefeigfteezee, 9cu freeee, 71/21 Christmas Drapes, 2 par gold, I large set, pink wshears, beige prisilla t. $2500. 252-5f tr ee, Whielpael ar, 20,000 btu, curtains, aege plaetees. 252cataiens. 2K7-5271. 0419 B Veaade Ancon, ceiling fan, lamps, faeeite, s, feece, bftckst. Salurday. Care, Grumman, It aliumum. $500. 286-3192. 6767. Cobra speae gil, aew. $150. 287-4344. 203 B Heeeick Read, Aecee. Sateeday 8-12. Rai. day Sat Teflieg melee MX65 mdel, a bati.ery, ever paddle again, Bed, dieieg, living teem fsrnitue, all items must go. 287 Rags 12x26, 9x12, 12x15, 4 sts of ,aetais, hanging lamps. No 25. geet fer jen beeas. $250. 287-5420. 3990. 286-4692. 259 B Ceeeaal, pcs sale, mie it etna.rugs, bed feates, clothes. h6 ft Tri Hell, 108 bp aaibard, teilee, exptras. $3000 ebe. Dishwasher, Whtirlpee, petlable. 2yrs eld, exc cOd. $275. Ceiliegfaes, Eersoaacaaablae, 52inmeodenbladeaewSataiday 7-12. 286-3127. 287-6939. $100. Used. $85. Light attachment. $20. 286-3192. ..~~~~946 B LaB.,cad, cktil br segms, t.Satrday 8-12. 16)1 Orlaede Clippet, 05 bp Meecury, w/,ew pwr heed. ew Frigidaite Il ce ft rcftig w/icc makee, 5yrs eld. $400. 284Ladies bikes, Maeeay 26 ie 2 apd. $0. Readuastee 24 ie 10 wer uneit, exetta lags, braclets, Merray trier w. new tires" 4515apd. $75. 286-3192. 953 B La Beea, haceheld, photography itema, lhes, sparc. tngee, lights, excras. $3000, eb. 286-4585, Maylagwasher&deyrtet paste ycllew e eld exc ceed. 27 in bike. $6 16 ii bik 60. Bird cage. $30. Tsd abats,. tc. Saturday 8-1. 0800 set. 287-4296. miee. 284-5482. 6U~eh ld IKitg at bed complete mat, be, prieg, feamc, headboard Beaatifally sculpted chiee-blue reg, imported from US, 0208. 252-5722. 26x15. 252-5036 Medaim gIade bedim set, kitchen table, chatet, the hhg 3200_25_______________252_5036. iempiced lee quick tale. 287-5887. Sefea w bed, blue celeaiaf sttylc. $500. Licieg rm feea, elf .ee atm bcek bed, mal, tide aa it7 a .$tachieg. $130 .Diahmasbr. $575. 286-4002. Waoght iron security gate for freat dot. $200. 252-2676. Brad rew bank beds, matt, side raits included. $350. 787ai r,$3) Fs su ,$7.268. 3525 Sida by aide refrig w/ice maker. $450. Miroae. $250. 14i 5 light chandelier w/eatra batba. $108. Ceiling fae a/light. $150. 286-8599. 365. 252-5354. ww Bedem see, dteser a 7 deawers, mirrce, bed a. beadbd, 2 a I R C .Large eea braided reg, dark ble. $50. Tw7iu bed a./metd. Sears Ceaftma shap table, steel, 8 deawees, ateel isa, great eight _l da $308.' 2 7-1590. o .284 b-5299. bay. $100. 286-4282. Chest freee. $200. 6 Lecve blinds. $300. 252-2352. Family, biting teem fareitte. $1000. 284-5792. P.s mt e, emeealetbewall pictures, garde. staff, w.eld Hide-a-bed, sefa., 2 sieocke chair, duble bed, amp. globe, many more items, baeey. 286-4282. fawm ee. 204-5732. Carpet 9x12. $150. Caret [2x16. $175. 6000 bla ac. $200. Kieg ae mateebed. $250;obe. 284-4587. BCA mountain bike 26 ie ctilee brakes, mdea shifting Qaee sat .erbed, access i 1cluded. $200. 286-6290 after 5 biopaae aak. $350. 256-6356. pm. Faeenilee, baby ilm.284-5587. nlb o k Boy' bawling ball, old and new eeords, exc cond, Buick Feeeerlatgecapacityfstfee, Phil-e.$350/aeg.287-4178 Kenmeee wahee & dryer set, ew, sofa setpe, 2 patst. 252-6057. teeniegs. kitcheettes, boys imi bedem set. 284-3397. Bi-me.eiaifatm, e. gd aend, 2526860. sch ed u k d fo r I pa beass.!glass dieetle set, masl sell, $100/abe. 284-5038 Mahogaey coffee table. $80. 252-6750. aSurfboard 6ft 2min Tri F m o sraot. $225/.bo.,2564830. after 3 pm. Lg bed. $160. Sect c.h,. $125. Combination sterT. Que s bed, deeer w/ large mirror, gas table /4 hairs. teeffakie furniture piece. $100. as range. $425. 252-1194 Gils bike, 10 sp, by Haffy, very new and ery pink. $75. 284-3638. King so bedem set, aie $1500 will tell for $900. Couh & 4 ats, 18,000. 12,000, 14,00, 5,000 blu, exc tead. bair, ale $90, willse far$400. 268-1647. Rags9xl5bluew/pad.$50.Parrotironstand.$75.286-6928. Reasonable prices. 252-2287. Wall to wall rpet w/ pad, beige, drapes for tropical. 284Feeting 250 ft hait-liek, 35 posted, gates Ig and sm. $375. Liing m saite, 5 pas, all dark aestam made wiakee, eattat 3597. 296-380 w/ _om upholstery, piows. $3200 252-6324 GE at, 6000 bI. $175. Small refrig Sanyo. $185. 266-4270. Cash register, liqaidseot dispenses, triplebarsink, sainle, glanses, eta. 284-4228. 3 pe beautiful bedrm saile, ahest, dresser, ladies c.est, all exc Qaeen/ double bed headboard, leak w/wiaker. $50. 286-4882. aend. $1250 for all. 252-6116. Ro.k-n-eide car seat. $15. Big bird cage. $20. Little bird cage. Electric meat sficee. $50. Disbwashee. $75. Living em set, $5. 287-4883. 6000 bia a. $250. Dinette set. $100. 284-4587. matched a/lables and tamps. $1300. 286-4882. WateebedNew batnk beds. $358. Baby swing. $10. Cae neat, $22. 2 carpet s 16 $208. Beige 9x12, bne. $150. een em neo a sih cabinet, 8 abaia, Ig entertainment Stroller. $15. New potty chair. $7. 287-3525. King te. $308. 2 84-4587. .-center, both leak 'parish black. $2900/$975. 252-8i825. 5 Fedderat, 1800 bta, 6 mosaold. $300. 252-6857. Solidpineeoutrysik.S300.Netaldape.$150.Exeond Aptorr.mw/kitchencserAmadorinMidCordfor King s aterbed f/pads, healer. $250. Miceavaee. $75. Weber grill. $35. Me. 284-52. Bedrm tel, fall no bed, dresser, w/mietee, lights, cheat of Atai games w 12 tape. $50. 207-4928. contractor. 282-3564. deaee, tight able. $200/eg. 260--6187. Pienic table, 7 ft long. $75. Ta stand. $25. 284-5296. S -Sofa, hair, rocket, 2end tables, otteman/cffee table. $375. Live in maid, get housework, care of one 4 ye old, atnure, Otienlaf eags. $200. Night stand. $30, 2 Whirlpeel 8,000 blu Matching ettetainment aentee. $75. 28754928 after 6 pm. Air tompesar, I hp, 7.5 gal Seam. $290. Concrete flower responsible, wath, no ions. $110 month. 264-6220 after 5:30 a, ewtr model, $350. Weight set. $100. Bbq grill. $30. pits. $10 ea. Metal Shelves. 286-4882. pm. 283-3033. Carpets, I2x5 beige, eaa coed, w/pad, als 9x12 beige. $150. 286-3823. Potable arib. $60. 2 beige capetas. $60 ta. 286-4599. Bi.aa1,as, anchele ew/shealh, baak pack. 287-5272 ask for Lvesat and sfa, bwn sripe. $150. 22-4585. Refrig 19.6 ae ft. $875. 2x15 beige rug. $75. Freeer,20aeft. Super heay duty 18 in bands, 2 hp melee, 220. $700. Bob. Upright freezer, 25 ia M.,er I,, ltin htadbeard. 286-3876. $300. 286-3294. 289-4829. Jangle expet tab metal) reard. 28954657. Bra 5 pa !viog ra saite, ceech make bed. $500Ob. Fedders 18,600 bla ac. $200. Whirlpeel 8,000 bta ac. $275. Suit ease, different sie. 252-5185. Chain link lence. 252-2676. 284-4 71. whielpeal 8000 bt ic. $325. 813 fi erieital tug, atching Whielpeol freeet, 15 c ft, (rest free, exc aend. $500. 252486 etiel .g. $200, b. tatk asi.d nifh, lnd. $30 6857. -283-3033 the TROPIC TIMES Ad Form Waterbed. king to. $175. Per t. garden eels ffic 4 pc bedem set, fall. $275. 6 chtir, diaettese. $69. Draters typaaell dak.$10. 265426.chcst. $80. Plant. 220-6583 dale 10 pm. 267-4379. ypk metil desk. $I0. 286-4026. hr., $30 .15. Bet i n Advetiaing in the Tropic Tim. is offered on a space avail able basis to U.S atili tay members, civiliia Oak kitchen tbl. $50. C ry hth. S30, Ches fr -.350Dryer,1502DaOD employee and employee ef other U.S. government agencies. Ads will be accepted only fo $200. Oak caeepy baby bed $200. 284-5299. Dia in et t far 8. $50). Btaeax ateie tecede c, aces. NON-COMMERCIAL services at geeda effated by the adveriaser er -i immediate family temer. 2 desks aw atchiag heich. $175 ei. 252-5731. $100. Whirlpetl dishwaser. $50. 202-3839. Offerings ofe cal c ite of personal ads will n be sciepied. Tlt Teepic Times resteate Ihe gtf te dit any ieieg ti Sf6O. Wad htk King azmtt. $75. 252-5162. advertisetent. Questions regarding an-publicatio of submited ads may be diced to the Edilar ai g-m set, 6 char, hira abit -5-6613. beds, aew iatt. $400. 296-3431. 1-ige beds wm.i $100. 252-2216. Subissions must be typed or legibly printed and limited to 15 words. Only two sUbMissieas per family Sela, 4 thairs, diig aet w haieing ah , -9e trib ..1t/. 12,'5 -cife ; t. $120. 9x12 beige permeak ill he atteptcd. Each ulb.isi mut iaidicate eeIy recbactary for publicatier Ad er sleete. 286-314. $10). 284-670. wif be aicccptcd once pee quarters will ada fee the Watcd categora. Patio Sale ads must indicate date and Mini blnd, ccrtaia. tids, -2x15 nf hit c" ) fee able, eod table, rtaltinmtntt ceIce. u etitn. Sumitted ads will be published only eace nd aieust be esubmitled for further publicatii. Ad, dishwiahet, microwve vn, betamian 287-3990. tiageihere ur wi s septrte. 287-5980. adtu because f late eecppt ftck ifspact ntcddnee be esebmtted; fhcy wil) be rua be felitwito weck .rkbdsunin-lu.d, n,& c ih-d R~g G. dF~in .,g SJX). unless a specift it dat is in-olvd. Set if bcUk bedi w mt.mte nevetused. hedshmonthsald. Relrig GE, ice ate die i t. ae. $he r it ads 9 -Mood for thi falecwidg FidM is an $350. 22n601972 Rcga ee, cr at tied. 252-241940718. -)ecftcftth ccp i d s i.M'tduOt h cf iiu Ftidciv edi ttit. hf sladci efficiat holiday, 0he deadline is 9 tim. Tuesday. Adsmay b miled It t hc pic ti mes, AfO 34002 er Movig salc, -il, iy chrr frture, rtairs, rig, 123.5 -It. GEFranie bd, ],,ct Ioo Ieohr depositd in a dr,)p b"x ithe Albrook P."t Office Adverisers should all"w s'-ii I 14 '111, "r ctm ft rter set, )iid cp bed Stny c Itnit ft I", "c 28h-1566 item .252-Si17. XIfh beigefI'cacta f t rtpicifewidtw.18S.Bra Iltr Iciep. 925. Embrideted sbetricer aies. $65 289-456. -IMALS Ba"tifuf -wniuy, glass thi-1set g it)d ardribe eand D 4UDIO-VISUAL -8, 262-03 a cArt. 840. aby drtsin bake. 540. Other baby rim 22s i .-3325. A UTOMOBILES llt'tk h/ cmapltc. 521D. 287-543.rG Btasstverhaid lamp. $50 ebe. 28c :37) G ,ttte t 3 wheti cito St). fttdd/r b/ft. $25. 237-a.) E BOA TS & CAMPERS pa black laqctr bedm t elt. qteen mall, bix springs, gd Gid irst. Wis,, ail aft,, 2. 3, 4 5, ,6. 7, 8, 9. iew gips FOUND PRICE HOME LPHONE ced. $900 cbc. 2865481 390. 288-6346. ElH OUSE H OLD Check only one caftegorv peradform. Only two ads per person each week are Iempclt,dec.e-1.CPU hiddeapcgateat S8S. Rfi, tI cia ap. p. te, r"ci co .tc etlild E H UEODCekn~n aeo~ e dtmO~Ie d e eanec ll 2 87-423. csC dd gr s Sra0. de artsI, 286-346. LOST allowed. Each adfnrm is limited to I5 worde. Please type or print neatly. Information listed below is not included in the ad, but is required for New Whirlpee dishaaashe. $285. A sr c.arets aitts. $90Nithiki, Co otad o, mountain bike, ATB, Helmi, waIt E MISCELLANEOUS publication. This information will not be released o bthirdparties. $150. 286-4295. hatt1e I ye old. 287-6348. MOTORCYCLES Bali blinds ahie w/4 different cefoar. 282-5522 afte6 pat. Selid woed picnic table w2 benches. $200. Alumina. PA TIO SA LES SPONSOR'S NAMF R AtutGR Af sliding doe set tied glas. $350. 226-1158. 9 drawers dresser w rrr, right sands. S300. Swivel L WANTED ORG. DUTY PHONE rttkat. $200. Broyhill aofa. $500. Exeeise cycle. $125. 252H -me burglar aart ystem. $50. Moloeeyele heliets. $156767. $20. 226-f 158.

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24 Tropic Times Nov. 17, 1989 6 priests are murdered in El Salvador SAN SALVADOR (Reuter) -the target of verbal attacks from truce proposal made by the Red wounded 750 government soldiers. Six Jesuit priests, most of them from some right-wing politicians and Cross Wednesday, saying it was on No aircraft were seen overhead but Spain, and two women university military officers, who saw the priests the verge of defeating the rebels, who during the first hours of the day employees were seized by armed men as siding with the leftist Farabundo began their fiercest offensive of the several planes lit up the dark sky with in San Salvador Thursday, taken Marti National Liberation Front. 10-year-long civil war Saturday flares and tracer bullets as they into a campus garden and gunned In New York, the president of the night. pounded rebel positons. down as the battle for the capital National Organization of Jesuits in Plumes of smoke could be seen Armed Forces radio, which has between leftist rebels and the United States said that in rising over the working class suburbs controlled the Salvadoran airways government troops raged for a fifth addition to the six priests, a cook and in the north of the capital where the since Saturday, broadcast calls from day. two daughters were killed. He called rebels have been entrenched since the frightened residents urging relatives A priest told Reuters that the men the shootings a continuation of the battle began. to leave the war-torn suburbs. entered the Central American pattern of murder carried out by the "In the last couple of days we've "If it is possible, if there is an University at about 2:30 a.m. (3:30 military in El Salvador. had long messages from our people evacuation, please leave the house," a.m. EST) took the eight, who On the fifth day of fighting there that they are doing this kind of one man, apparently separated from included the rector and vice-rector, between rebels and troops in the killing all around the city," said the rest of his family, urged his into the garden and shot them. The capital Thursday, the Red Cross said Father Walter Farrell. relatives over the radio. capital was under military curfew at it had been told by both sides to stay Among the dead priests were Dozens of civilians have been the time. out of combat zones because the university rector Ignacio Ellacuria, killed in the San Salvador battle and The priest, who asked not to be safety of its rescue workers could not vice-rector Ignacio Martin Baro and thousands more remained in the identified, said there were M-16 be guaranteed. Segundo Montes, head of the crowded suburbs occupied by the assault rifle shells strewn around the "It's just like Beirut here," said university's human rights office, the rebels. area where the bodies lay and that the university teacher Norma Benitas as Salvadoran priest said. A U.S. intelligence assessment said attackers also threw an incendiary she watched the fighting in the From Rome, Pope John Paul the government was in the process of device. He could not say for certain Zacamil suburb. appealed Thursday for an immediate "mopping up," and President Bush who was responsible for the killings. The rightist government of end to the fighting in El Salvador called on Cristiani to pledge The Jesuits have frequently been President Alfredo Cristiani rejected a where more than 650 people have continued American support. been reported killed and 1,000 At the outset of the offensive on wounded. Saturday night, army radio aired In a message to the Archbishop statements from callers who said Arturo Rivera Damas of San vigilante justice should be taken Salvador, the pontiff said he wished against church and leftist political to make "a pressing appeal for an leaders. immediate end to the fighting and for Ellacuria was among those named both sides to take the responsible by the callers as those who should be path of sincere and constructive killed. dialogue." In 1980 three American nuns and The guerrillas had pulled out of the one lay religious woman who worked latest round of deadlocked pece talks with the Salvadorean poor were with the government, accusing them raped and murdered on their way of not being sincere enough in back from the international airport. negotiations to end a war that has Five national guardsmen were killed 70,000 people. convicted of the crime. There were no immediate casualty In the same year, Archbishop reports from Thursday's fighting. Oscar Romero was killed in the The State Department said capital city as he said mass. Former Wednesday that more than 650 president Jose Napoleon Duarte BA TTLE BOUND -Salvadoran soldiers march down a street in San people had been killed and more than later identified the assassin as a Salvador Monday en route to combat against guerrillas of the Farabundo 1,000 wounded since the offensive bodyguard for Roberto d'Aubuisson, MartiLiberation Front which launched a major offensive in the Salvadoran began. Rebel statements from leader of Salvador's ruling ARENA capital Saturday. (APLaserphoto) Havana said their men had killed or party. OAS backs away Continuedfrom page 1 Panamanian authorities had shown a overcoming the crisis," the statement Diego Cordovez, who had headed OAS headquarters in Washington. total lack of political will to steer the said. OAS efforts to promote a solution to Ministers in the first three days of nation back into a constitutional The Group of Eight resolution also the crisis, said whatever was finally talks have sought to work out a form of government, human rights said many OAS member states had agreed would not include language common position on how to violations had increased. withdrawn their ambassadors from calling for a mandatory withdrawal encourage a solution to the crisis. "The threat to peace and human Panama and would only send them of ambassadors. The Noriega-backed government rights have grown as they (the back if the government called Asked if Ecuador would withdraw in May annulled general elections authorities) have insisted in ignoring elections. its ambassador, he said, Why after reports of a widespread negotiations as the basis for Ecuadoran Foreign Minister should it?" opposition victory. In September Noriega appointed a little-known civil servant as president, marking Vuono attends American Armies meet the failure of a four-month OAS effort to work out a negotiated QUARRY HEIGHTS (US American armies and is intended Housing. agreement between Panama's SOUTHCOMPAO)-Gen. Carl to promote inter-American The electrical division of the military and opposition forces. E. Vuono, chief of staff, U.S. security. Delegations from 16 Panama Canal Commission will Panama, which has accused OAS Army is attending the XVIII member countries have been be installing new metering members of interfering in its internal conference of American Armies invited to attend along with equipment in a sub-station affairs, said it would not hold hosted by Guatemala in observer delegations from other affecting Quarry Heights, said elections until Washington ended its Guatemala City. hemispheric nations and Warren. A power cutoff is policy of aggression against the country. Other principal members of the international organizations. necessary to insure the safety of The U.S. officials said that of the U.S. delegation include Gen. The previous conference of the technicians. active OAS members only Mexico, Maxwell R. Thurman, hemispheric army commanders Ecuador and Nicaragua still had commander in chief, U.S. was hosted by Argentina in 1987. Call legal office ambassadors in Panama. Southern Command; Maj. Gen. The Group of Eight, including Marc A. Cisneros, commanding Power cut set toredeem tickets Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, general, U.S. Army, South; Lt. Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Gen. Charles B. Eichelberger, fo Qur ry"Hts. QUARRY HEIGHTS (US Peru, suspended Panama as a d eputy chief of staff for SOUTHCOM PAO) -Inmember in 1988 after Noriega ousted intelligence; Maj. Gen. Barry R. QUARRY HEIGHTS (USdividuals who are unable to former president Eric Delvalle from McCaffrey, director of strategy, SOUTHCOM PAO) -Electric redeem commercial airline tickets power. plans andpolicy, Deputy Chiefof power to Quarry Heights will be due to the Omar Torrijos travel U.S. officials said they were Staff for Operations and Col. temporarily cut off Sunday from restrictions should contact their working to strengthen the language William A. Depalo Jr., 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. component legal office for of the Group of Eight proposal, c ommandant ofthe United States The power outage will affect all assistance. although Washington was pleased Army School of the Americas. of Quarry Heights and Morgan For more information, call with the general framework of the Ave., according to Fred Warren, (U.S. Air Force) 284-3052, (U.S. resolution. The CAA, established in 1960, c hief of the Electrical Branch, Army) 287-5909, (U.S. Navy) The resolution said while is a meeting of the chiefs of Directorate of Engineering nd 283-3653.