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the Tropic Times


Vol. II, No. 43 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 28, 1989


Discovery completes set
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Commander Frederick Gregory,
Calif. (UPI) - By the light of the 48, and co-pilot John Blaha, 47,
setting sun, the shuttle Discovery guided the 100-ton space freighter to
glided to a picture-perfect day-late a pinpoint landing on concrete
touchdown Monday, closing out a .runway 04 in the Mojave Desert at
secret but apparently successful flight 4:30 p.m. PST, one day late because
to launch a Pentagon satellite, of high crosswinds that prevented a
U I


NEW PREMIER - Newly-elected Polish Premier Hans Modiow stands
under theEast German officialseal in Parliamentfollowing his election Nov.
13. (AP Laserphoto)


Doctors implant mom's liver


CHICAGO (Reuter) - In a
procedure which could save the lives
of many children who now die from
liver ailments, surgeons Monday
implanted part of a woman's liver
into her 21-month-old daughter.


by United Press International

Troop cut talk
WASHINGTON - President
Bush plans to talk about deeper
mutual troop cuts in Europe than
previously proposed when he
meets with Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev, a White
House spokesman said Monday.
Press secretary Marlin Fitzwater
said the president, driven by
dramatic changes in Eastern
Europe and the nagging budget
deficit, believes "it is only logical
that any reduction in Soviet forces
would lead to changes" in NATO's
military posture.

Kohl approves proposal
BONN, West Germany -
Chancellor Helmut Kohl has
approved a proposal for a
"confederation" between East and
West Germany as a step toward
the eventual reunification of the
two states, the newspaper Bild said
Monday. The proposal, which is
expected to be presented to the
West German parliament
today, was outlined to members
of Kohl's Christian Democrat
party in a private meeting late
Monday, the newspaper said in an
article released in advance of
publication.


It was the first time such a live
donor operation has been performed
in the United States. The surgery has
been done four times previously in
Brazil, Australia and Japan, and at
least two of those operations were


Voting freely
BUDAPEST, Hungary -
Voting freely for the first time in
42 years, Hungarians apparently
defeated a Communist Party-
backed referendum Monday that
would have called for early
presidential elections. National
Electoral Committee member
Ambrus Keri said with virtually
100 percent of the vote counted,
unofficial returns showed a 6,618-
vote margin of victory for the non-
communist opposition. Keri said
because of the closeness of the
vote, ballots would be recounted
and official results announced
today.
Cop not in danger,
witness tells court
MIAMI - A Hispanic
policeman charged in the deaths of
two black motorcyclists was in no
danger of being hit by them, a
hostile defense witness said
Monday in testimony that struck
at a key portion of the officer's
defense. Officer William Lozano,
31, is charged with two counts of
manslaughter in the Jan. 16 deaths
of motorcylist Clement Lloyd, 23,
and passenger Allan Blanchard,
24. The deaths prompted three
days of racial unrest in Miami's
Overtown neighborhood.


:ret, successful mission


Sunday touchdown and delayed
Monday's re-entry by one orbit.
Barreling down the 300-foot-wide
runway at more than 200 mph,
Gregory gently brought the ship's
nose down and pumped the brakes to
bring the shuttle to a stop, 15 minutes
before sunset, ,after a secrecy-
shrouded 78-orbit mission spanning
some 2 million miles.
"Commander Gregory reports
wheels stopped," NASA spokeswo-
man Billie Deason said from mission
control in Houston about 50 seconds
after touchdown.
Dressed in bright-orange
spacesuits and wearing baseball caps
adorned with American flags, Air
Force Cols. Gregory, Blaha, Navy
Capt. Manley "Sonny" Carter, 42,
physician Story Musgrave, 54, and
physicist Kathryn Thornton, 37,
climbed out of the orbiter about 45
minutes after landing.
Smiling and chatting with
technicians, the astronauts briefly
inspected their shuttle before being
whisked away for physical exams and
reunions with family members. All
five planned to fly back to their
homes near the Johnson Space
Center in Houston late Monday.
Left behind in space was a satellite
believed to have been launched
Thanksgiving Day that reportedly
can listen in on Soviet military and
diplomatic communications from an

into daughter
successful, the University of Chicago
Medical Center said.
The mother, Teresa Smith, 29, of
Schertz, Texas, near Austin, emerged
from surgery at mid-afternoon and
was reported in good condition
despite a ruptured spleen which
occurred as doctors removed part of
her liver.
The surgery on her daughter was
likely to be completed by early
evening and was reported proceeding
normally. In all two teams of
surgeons were involved in the
procedure which was likely to take 12
hours to complete.
The hospital said a surgical
technique involving complicated
reconstruction of blood vessels was
pioneered by University of Chicago
surgeons and made the procedure
possible.
Historically small children needing
a new liver have had to wait for
another child to die, and from 40 to
50 percent of those in need of a
transplant died before a liver became
available.
Monday's surgery was under the
direction of Cristoph Broelsch, a
professor of surgery at the university
who developed the surgical technique
used in all five of the operations done
to date.
Surgeons removed the left lobe of
the mother's liver and implanted it
into the daughter, after removing the
child's diseased organ. She suffered
from biliary atresia, the most
common form of fatal childhood
liver disease.
"We believe the use of living
donors will dramatically reduce the
number of infants who die while
waiting for a suitable organ," said
Peter Whitington, director of
pediatric transplants at the hospital.


NesA bref


orbital outpost 22,300 miles above
the equator.
Discovery, which appeared to sail
through its flight in good condition,
originally was scheduled to land
Sunday night, but high crosswinds in
the wake of a fast-moving front
prompted NASA managers to order
the astronauts to remain in orbit an
extra day and to shoot for a daylight
landing Monday.
More high winds, however,
prompted NASA to delay re-entry
Monday by one orbit and to order
Gregory to land on concrete runway
04 instead of a dry lakebed runway as
originally planned.

AF officers suffer

assault by RP men
HOWARD AFB (24th
COMPW PA) - Three
unidentified Panamanian men
assaulted two off-duty U.S. Air
Force officers Sunday, stealing
their vehicle, one officer's wallet
and several other personal items.
The officers, Ist Lt. Regina G.
Montgomery, 61st Consolidated
Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,
and 1st Lt.Andrew M. Pittman.
24th Supply Squadron, Howard
AFB, were uninjured and able to
flag a ride to Howard from the
Madden Dam overlook where the
incident occurred.
One of the three men claimed to
be a PDF Transito officer and
showed some identification prior
to pushing Pittman onto the hood
of the vehicle and taking the car
keys and his wallet.
Montgomery's shoes, rings and
watch were taken, along with
some other items in the car
including sunglasses, a camera
and a case of motor oil.
The case has been turned over
to local authorities for further
investigation.

Army NCO dies
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - A soldier from
Headquarters and Headquarters
Company, U.S. Army South, died
here Monday from an apparent
heart attack.
Dead is SFC Carmelo Morales-
Quintero. 42, emergency
operations center operations
sergeant. He died at about 11:15
a.m., according to Dr. Ruben
Fabrega,chief of primary care and
emergency room, Gorgas Army
Hospital.
Morales was taken to Troop
Medical Clinic One on Fort
Clayton Monday morning after
complaining of chest pains at
work. He was moved from the
medical clinic by ambulance to
Gorgas were he died.
He is survived by his wife
Carmen, daughters Arabella and
Luz, and son Martin. Morales is a
native of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico.

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Turkey Bowl...... p.6








2 Tropic Times
Nov. 28, 1989


Mayor denies drug use


WASHINGTON (UPI) - A
confidential police report quotes a
drug abuse administrator as saying
Mayor Marion Barry was
hospitalized three times for cocaine
overdoses in 1983 and 1984, WUSA-
TV reported Monday.
However, Dr. Alyce Gullattee,
director of the Howard University
Hospital's Institute of Drug Abuse
and Addiction, denied through a
spokeswoman that she had accused
the mayor of overdosing on drugs,
the broadcast report said.
Barry himself has repeatedly
denied any use of illegal drugs. A
convicted drug dealer whom Barry
has described as a friend recently
testified that he sold cocaine to the
mayor. A mayoral spokesman
dismissed the current allegations as
"outrageous character assassina-
tion," WUSA said.
WUSA also quoted Barry's
personal physician, Dr. Vincent
Roux, as saying Gullattee "did not
personally treat Barry and therefore
has no knowledge of his condition."
The written police report quoted
Gullattee as saying that when Barry
was hospitalized at Howard on Sept.
25, 1983, "his illness was the result of
an overdose of drugs (cocaine) that
occurred while he was in the
company of a female companion who
also overdosed," WUSA said.

A copy of the police report
broadcast on WUSA included the
word "cocaine" in parentheses.
The police report also quoted
Gullattee as saying Barry overdosed
on cocaine two more times, and in


these instances was treated at District
of Columbia General Hospital,
according to WUSA.
The police report was based on two
interviews with Gullattee in June
1984 and submitted by Lts. Allen
Smith and John Daniels, the station
said.
The station quoted an anonymous
doctor at D.C. General as saying he
treated Barry during one of his stays
at that hospital and described the
mayor's symptoms as a "classic,
textbook" case of a cocaine overdose.
But that doctor emphasized that he
did not perform the requisite drug
test on Barry because of the "political
sensitivity" involved, WUSA said.
The mayor has previously
acknowledged being admitted to
Howard University hospital once
and D.C. General twice but said his
treatment was for a hernia, not
cocaine overdoses.
On Nov. 6, convicted drug dealer
Charles Lewis testified that he sold
cocaine to Barry. Lewis, pleading
guilty to conspiring to buy and
distribute cocaine, told U.S. District
Judge Stanley Sporkin that he sold
crack cocaine to Barry at a
downtown hotel.
Roux, Barry's personal physician,
told WUSA that he has no way of
knowing whether Barry overdosed
on cocaine and that Gullattee did not
personally treat Barry and therefore
would have no knowledge of his
condition either.
Roux also said he could not
disclose Barry's true condition even if
he did know because of doctor-
patient confidentiality.


Ibreves.1


Dialogo profundo
WASHINGTON - El Presi-
dente Bush plane conversaciones
mis a fondo acerca de la reducci6n
de tropas en Europa, aun mis de
las previamente propuestas,
cuando se reuna con el Presidente
Sovietico Mikhail Gorbachev,
dijo un vocero de la Casa Blanca.
El secretario de prensa, Marvin
Fitzwater anunci6 que el
president impulsado por los
cambios dramiticos en Europa
Oriental y los problems con el
deficit del presupuesto, cree que
"es s61o 16gico que cualquier
reducci6n de fuerzas Sovieticas
traigan cambios" en la posici6n
military de NATO.

Propuesta aprobada
BONN, Alemnaia Occidental
- El Canciller Helmut Kohl ha
aprobado la propusta para una
"Confederaci6n" entire Alemania
Oriental y Occidental c6mo un
paso hacia la reunificaci6n
eventual de los dos estados,
public el peri6dico Bild el lunes.t
La propuesta, la cual espera ser
presentada al parlemento Alemin
Occidntal el martes, fue detallada
a los miembros del Partido


Dem6crata Cristiano en una
reunion privada el pasado lunes.
Hungria vot6 libre
BUDAPEST, Hungria - Por
primer vez en 42 afios, hay voto
libre. Los hungaros debatieron el
plebiscite del Partido Comunista
el lunes pasado. Ambrus Keri,
miembro del Comite Nacional
Electoral dijo que al conte6 de
votos, los resultados muestran
6,618 al mirgen de la victoria para
la oposici6n anti-comunista. Keri
agreg6 que no habia much
diferencia, ya que la votaci6n fu6
muy cerrada. Los votos serin
nuevamente recontados y el
resultado sera anunciado.
Policia no core peligro
MIAMI - Un policia hispano
acusado de la muerte de dos
motociclistas negros, no corria
peligro de ser atropellado por
ellos, dijo un testigo. El official
William Lozano, de 31 alios de
edad, fue acusado con dos cargos
de homicidio el 16 de enero, por la
muerte del motociclista Clement
Lloyd de 23 afios, y el pasajero
Allan Blanchard de 24 afio. El
incident ocasion6 tres dias de
inquietud en un vecindario de
Miami.


U


Smokeout has lasting effect


ATLANTA (AP)- More than
one in 10 American smokers quit
at least for Nov. 16. the day of the
Great American Smokeout,
according to a poll released
Monday by the American Cancer
Society.
The poll of 1,201 men and
women ages 18 and over found
that 10.5 percent of cigarette
smokers did not smoke at all that
day and that 25.4 percent said they
cut down on the amount they
usually smoke.
Society officials commissioned
The Gallup Organization survey,
which found that 35.9 percent, or
17.9 million, of the nation's 50
million smokers participated in
the smokeout.
About three-quarters of those
who quit for the day reported that
they were not smoking at least one
day later, according to the poll
conducted by telephone Nov. 17-
19 for the American Cancer
Society. The society said in a
statement that 3.9 million were
still not smoking one to three days
later.
"Once again we are very pleased
that more than one-third of the
nation's hard-core smokers
(nearly 18 million) participated in


this year's Great American
Smokeout," said Dr. Robert J.
Schweitzer, national president of
the American Cancer Society,
based in suburban Decatur.
Noting in a statement the large
number of smokers who quit for
longer than the smokeout,
Schweitzer said, "These statistics
are a testament to smokers'
increasing awareness of the
dangers posed by cigarette
smoking, and their desire to try to
quit this addictive habit."
The study also found that more
younger people tried to quit for
the day.
The poll indicated 42 percent of
those in the 18-34 age group tried
to quit compared with 33 percent
in the 35-49 age group and 34
percent in the 50-and-over group.
Poll results showed 85 percent
of adults surveyed had heard of
the Great American Smokeout,
which the cancer society hopes will
stir smokers to quit.
Last year, 86 percent of the
respondents beard of the effort.
Neither the American Cancer
Society nor Gallup released the
margin of error. And an employee
answering the telephone at the
society's Decatur office did not
have the information.


Valdez captain seeks immunity


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (UPI) -
What might appear to be
nitpicking over discovery of the
largest spill in U.S. history, nearly 11
million gallons, is actually a complex
legal fight over whether Capt. Joseph
Hazelwood is immune from
prosecution for reporting the spill as
required under state and federal
regulations.
Hazelwood, 43, of Huntington,
N.Y., accompanied by four lawyers,
went to court seeking to have six
criminal charges dismissed in a
lengthy pretrial hearing that opened
Monday in state Superior Court.
Judge Karl Johnstone said he was
leaning toward letting the charges
stand because he did not feel that
immunity applied, but he invited
lawyers to convince him otherwise.
State and federal oil spill reporting
requirements grant immunity for
reporting spills in order to compel
spillers to report them, argued
defense lawyer Richard Friedman,
who said the prosecution must prove
its evidence was gathered
independently of Hazelwood's 12:28
a.m. report March 24 that the Exxon
Valdez was hard aground and
leaking oil.
One week after the spill
Hazelwood was charged with
reckless endangerment, negligent
discharge of oil and driving the
tanker while intoxicated, all
misdemeanors. Later a grand jury
indicted him on three felony counts
of criminal mischief. He is free on
$50,000 bail.


"Nobody is denying that inevitably
the ship leaking oil would be
discovered," Friedman said, arguing.
that the question is when and how
and whether the prosecution could
have obtained evidence sufficient for
charges without Hazelwood's help.


"Nobody is denying that
inevitably the ship leaking
oil would be discovered."

Richard Friedman


Assistant District Attorney
Leonard Linton said his office
became so concerned about
immunity that it employed an
entirely separate team of prosecutors
and investigators to start from
scratch in April to present evidence
to a grand jury independent of
Hazelwood's required spill report.
"At some point, consequences of
the spill become so great that persons
become aware of it even if - Captain
Hazelwood hadn't made any report
at all," Linton said.
He said another nearby tanker
would have discovered the Exxon
Valdez aground within three hours of
Hazelwood's report, that the Coast
Guard would have checked the
Exxon tanker's position and that
Prince William Sound residents
would have seen the grounded tanker
at daybreak.


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Nationalparty agronomist wins Honduras election


Wants to implement open market economy


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
(Reuter) - Rafael Callejas, a U.S.-
trained agronomist who plans to turn
Honduras into an open market
economy, claimed victory early
Monday in close-fought presidential
elections held Sunday.
"The nation demands a
government that responds to the
need for change and for social
justice," Callejas told cheering
supporters at party headquarters.
Based on unofficial preliminary
results, Callejas was ahead with 48.7
percent of the vote to 46.3 percent for
his opponent, Carlos Flores of the
ruling Liberal party with 34 percent
of the vote counted.
Early into the morning, Callejas
supporters set off fireworks and
drove up and down this capital city,
built on the central Honduran
highlands, chanting "Callejas,
Callejas" and blaring horns.
Authorities appealed to the
population to stay calm after some
supporters shot pistols in the air to
celebrate.
Greeting followers at a downtown
hotel later, Callejas declined
comment to newsmen on El
Salvador's decision Sunday to cut
relations with Nicaragua, over arms
it says Managua is sending to left-
wing guerrillas.
But he said Honduras will strive to
avoid conflict with its Central
American neighbors.
"In this violent Central America in
which the sons of neighboring
countries are losing their lives, the
Honduran people has said 'yes' to
peace and'no'to bloodshed," he said.
He said he would be prepared to
accompany outgoing President Jose
Azcona to planned Central

Cristiani se

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(UPI) - President Alfredo Cristiani
Sunday accused Nicaraguan leader
Daniel Ortega of sending anti-
aircraft missiles to leftist guerrillas
and suspended relations with
Managua. Heavy fighting broke out
near the capital after three days of
calm.
At a news conference Sunday
morning, Cristiani exhibited a cache
of Soviet-made anti-aircraft missiles
and anti-tank weapons discovered
Saturday when a plane apparently
flying from Nicaragua crashed some
65 miles southeast of the capital.
"We can no longer remain without
doing something, faced with this ...
traitorous action by (Nicaraguan
President) Daniel Ortega," Cristiani
said.
As Cristiani spoke airforce planes
and helicopters began bombing and
rocketing rebel positions on the slope
of a volcano in northern San
Salvador.
Cristiani said he suspended all
relations with Nicaragua and called
for an urgent meeting of the U.N.
Security Council and the
Organization of American States to
condemn Nicaragua and requested
that a meeting of Central American
presidents scheduled for December
be held somewhere other than
Nicaragua.
Referring to the rebel assault,
Cristiani said, "It is impossible that
an aggression of this magnitude could
be carried out without outside help.


American peace talks in Managua
next month although Azcona said
Sunday the peace process has been
harmed by El Salvador's decision
and it is not clear the meeting will


take place.
Callejas repeated his promise not
to devalue the lempira, which is
presently quoted at double the
official two to the U.S. dollar on the
black market, but previously said he
will establish a free rate which will


float freely.
If confirmed, Callejas's victory will
be the first electoral triumph for the
National party since 1971. The
Liberals won two earlier presidential
elections held this decade since the
armed forces gave up power in 1981.


Uruguayans elect opposition candidate


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
(Reuter) -- Opposition candidate
Luis Alberto Lacalle of the Blanco
(National) Party was elected
president Sunday in Uruguay's first
free elections since 1971.
"We are going to start work next
Monday with all (Uruguay's)
political and social forces," Lacalle,
48, said shortly after governing
Colorado Party candidate Jorge
Batlle conceded defeat.
Lacalle, a rancher and lawyer, has


promised to solve economic
stagnation and rising inflation by
privatizing state companies, cutting
government spending, encouraging a
free economy and negotiating a
reduction in the $1.8 billion foreign
debt burden.
"The country is hungry for an
efficient and productive govern-
ment," Lacalle told foreign
journalists.
The Colorado defeat was only the
third for President Julio Maria


SWE

CA UGHTIN CROSSFIRE - Red Cross rescue workers take cover from
fighting between government troops and leftist rebels in San Salvador, the
capitalofEISalvador, during the recent attack on the city by theFarabundo
Marti National Liberation Front. (AP Laserphoto)


Sanguinetti's party this century.
More than 80 percent of Uruguay's
2.3 million registered voters turned
out for the first free election since
1971. Sanguinetti took over from a
12-year military dictatorship in 1985
after his Colorado Party won
elections from which many left-wing
and other opponents of the regime
were banned.
Political analysts said the defeat of
the Colorados was due to
Sanguinetti's failure to restore the
living conditions which had
plummeted under the military
dictatorship.
Earlier Sunday Batlle had
conceded to the left-wing Frente
Amplio (Broad Front) alliance in the
race for control of the city council of
Montevideo, home to half the 2.9
million Uruguayans.
Full results of the vote for
president, vice president, 31 senators,
99 deputies, 19 mayors and
thousands of local government
councillors were not expected until
late Monday.
The alliance is led by former
general Liber Seregni who was jailed,
tortured and banned from political
activity by the military regime. It
comprises leftist parties, including
the Tupamaros, a former guerrilla
group.


vers diplomatic ties to Nicaragua


In this case, we are sure that the help
came from Ortega and (Cuban
President Fidel) Castro."
El Salvador has not had relations
with Cuba since shortly after
Castro's revolution brought him to
power in the Caribbean island nation
in 1959.
Salvadoran security forces,
meanwhile, detained an American
woman accused of storing a large
weapons cache for the rebels and
held her for questioning.


Military spokesman Maj.
Mauricio Chavez Caceres said
security forces acting on a tip from a
captured guerrilla raided the home of
Jennifer Jean Casolo, an American
working in El Salvador with a
religious group, and found hundreds
of explosives and more than 80,000
rounds of ammunition.
Casolo organized fact-finding
tours of El Salvador for American
congressmen, congressional staff,
and others through a group called


'Dignity Battalions' stageprotest


PANAMA CITY, Panama
(Reuter) -- About 3,000 pro-
government demonstrators
converged on a park in downtown
Panama City in the pouring rain
Saturday to protest an alleged
U.S. plan to oust the country's de
facto ruler Gen. Manuel Antonio
Noriega.
The majority of the demon-
strators were members of civilian
" Dignity Battalions" which back
Noriega and had marched a
number of miles from several
locations around the city.
"We are a small country, we
don't want war, we want peace,"
Renato Pereira, Panama's
minister of government and
justice, told the demonstrators.
"But the dominance of the
(Bush) administration has
humiliated the Panamanian


people. If they impose war on us, I
am regrettably going to learn
war," he said.
The Los Angeles Times
reported last week that the Bush
administration, with the secret
approval of Congress, has
authorized the CIA to spend 53
million to oust the Panamanian
leader who survived a bloody
coup attempt Oct. 3.
The administration authorized
the use of "high risk" tactics that
might lead to his injury or death,
the report said. President Bush
refused to confirm or deny the
report.
Noriega, who Washington
wants removed from power, was
indicted in two U.S. courts in
February 1988 on drug trafficking
and other charges which he has
denied.


Christian Peace Seminars.
Chavez Caceres said a captured
guerrilla told security forces Casolo
was working with the Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front, or
FMLN. He said police found 203
mortar rounds, 213 blocks of TNT,
40,000 rounds of ammunition each
for AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles,
blasting caps and hundreds of rounds
of other ammunition at Casolo's
home.
He said Casolo would be held for
at least 72 hours for investigation and
that a senior U.S. Embassy official
was present when her home was
raided.
The plane, a twin-engine Cessna,
crashed early Saturday near
Usulutan, 65 miles southeast of the
capital. The plane was loaded with
powerful anti-aircraft rockets which
the military said were Soviet made
and were destined for the Salvadoran
rebels.
Three bodies in camouflage
military uniforms and one in civilian
clothes were laid out next. to the
plane. One man with a single bullet
wound to the head apparently had
killed himself.
Military officials said the cause of
the plane crash was not known, but it
was not believed to have been shot
down.
A flight plan charting a course
from the Nicaraguan capital to an
airfield in south-central El Salvador
also was found in the plane, officials
said.








Tropic Times
Nov. 28, 1989


Marines remove pro-Noriega roadblock


MARINE FORCES PANAMA,
U.S. NAVAL STATION PANAMA
CANAL (MARFOR PAO) - In an
operational environment that is
anything but routine, the exceptional
is considered the Marine Forces
Panama norm.
As was the case Wednesday when
Marines from D Co., 2nd LAI Bn.,
Marine Forces Panama, were
exercising America's right to
movement in this small, but
significant Central American nation.
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gestures and cursing by Noriega
regime supporters, a reinforced
company of light armored vehicles,
backed by scouts and beefed-up
weapons systems assets, reasserted
U.S. rights here by breaching three
separate-roadblocks established by
the regime protagonists.
Under the agreement of the 1977
Panama Canal Treaty, U.S. forces
are guaranteed the right of freedom
of movement through the country.
That's exactly what the D Co.
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Rough Rider - they exercised these
rights.
While conducting a route
reconnaissance exercise west of
Howard AFB, near the town of
Nueavo Guarare, a small group of
regime supporters blocked Thatcher
Highway with a tow truck, ice truck
and two other vehicles, impeding the
company's return to the base.
Despite Capt. Gerald Gaskins' (D
Co. commander) explanation to the
regime supporters that the Marines
will exercise their right to movement
under the treaty and that it would be
in their best interest to take down the
roadblock, they refused.
Consequently, Gaskins ordered
the column of LAVs forward. In
order to get through the first
roadblock, the lead LAV physically
removed one of the trucks by
knocking it out of the way, making a
lane through the blockade. When the
company of LAVs and HMMWVs
moved through, the supporters threw
rocks, and waved the Panamanian
flag without respect.
"We have been training


specifically for this operation and the
expectation of roadblocks," Gaskins,
a Mitchellville, Md. native, said.
"These types of movements are non-
doctrine so we had to redesign tactics
and practice for civil disturbances
and blockades."
Farther down the two-lane
highway, the Marines hit a second
roadblock.
A number of vehicles, including
three from the Panamanian Electric
Co., blocked the road west of the
town of Arraijan. Once again
Gaskins recited the U.S. position
concerning movement. Once again it
was ignored. This time, however, a
white van, part of the blockade, had
its side crushed in and was pushed
aside - D Co. moved through.
A third roadblock, this time made
of a Panamanian Defense Force
Civic Action dumptruck and a white
stakebed truck, was established near
Rio Potrero. After Gaskins stated
the U.S. position for the movement,
and that the Marines would use force
if necessary, the regime supporters
backed down and removed the
roadblock without incident.


BEAR program helps increase understaffed MOSs


by PFC Megra D. Johnson

FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO)
- In the past the Army has designed
programs which maximize the skills
a soldier must possess to effectively
execute missions and enhance a
soldier's quality of life.
The Bonus, Extension and
Retraining (BEAR) program is such
a program. It is designed to entice
qualified soldiers to migrate into
understaffed Military Occupational
Specialties (MOS).
Privates to staff sergeants serving
in an MOS that is adequately or over
staffed are eligible to migrate into
MOSs which appear in the BEAR
program.
The program is designed to assist
in force alignment and allow soldiers
to extend their current enlistment for
formal retraining. When a soldier
completes the course he is awarded a
new primary MOS and a bonus
which is based on his rank.
According to SSgt. Michael
Baker, Atlantic career counselor, the
program enhances soldiers' careers
and assists in career progression. "If
you have special skills this is the


HOWARD AFB (24th COMPW
PA) - People traveling to Howard
or Albrook should expect some delay
and should avoid traveling during
heavy traffic times if possible.
Security police are doing a 100
percent identification check so
drivers and all passengers should
have their identification ready.
Vehicles displaying government
registration decals are subject to
random search.
Vehicles without government
registration decals will be permitted
entry to Albrook only after being
signed for and escorted by a sponsor.
All of those vehicles will be searched.
The sponsors are also responsible for
escorting their visitors back to the
gate.
All vehicles without government
registration decals which are just


chance for you to demonstrate
them," said Baker.
Two year enlistees must have
completed 18 months in service and
be within six months of their
Estimated Time of Separation,
(ETS), in order to qualify for the
program. Soldiers who enlisted for
more than two years must have
completed two years service and be
within one year of their ETS.
In addition, soldiers who wish to
enroll while overseas must be within
one year of their normal tour
completion at the time of
application.
Baker said the BEAR program is
not for everyone. "Everyone does not
have the skills or ability to meet the
requirements to work in these
MOSs," he said. "Those soldiers who
do possess the criteria and are
identified by their unit reenlistment
noncommissioned officer should
take a look at the MOSs offered."
A wide variety of jobs are
available, from executive
administrative assistant to chemical
operations specialist. "This is one of
the better programs I've seen for
reenlistment options," Baker said.


passing through Howard will be
escorted after being searched.
Drivers of those vehicles who wish
to visit someone on Howard must
follow the same procedures as for
entry to Albrook. They must have a
sponsor, the person they are visiting,
sign for them at the gate and escort
them to their destination and back.
Vehicles will not be permitted to
leave the escort convoy while
transiting the base.
Although there are currently no
parking restrictions at Albrook,
there are several spots at Howard
where parking is limited. These areas
include the air passenger terminal,
the family support center, exchange
and post office area, the commissary
and the elementary school.
Anyone needing to visit these areas
should be prepared for limited
availability of parking.


To find out more about the
program talk to your unit


reenlistment NCO or call the career
counselor.


Atlantic civilians get awards
by PFC Megra D. Johnson Carol Grazette, a dispatcher at the
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FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO)
- Civilian employees in the Atlantic
community were recognized at the
Commander's Civilian Award
Ceremony held Nov. 15 at Fort
Davis Community Club.
Lt. Col. John Stobie, deputy
commander of 41st Area Support
Group, Lt. Col. Robert Henry,
Atlantic garrison commander and
Robert Pears, acting director for
civilian awards, presented each
awardee with a certificate in
recognition of their hard work and
dedication.
Performance, length in service and
special act awards were given to the
employees and volunteers in the
community. "U.S. Army South is not
just machines," said Aichel Tam,
civilian awards administrator, "it is
men and women giving of
themselves."
Henry commended the employees
on the fine work they had done
noting the progress and change
which has taken place in the
community. He contributed the bulk
of its successfulness to civilian
workers.
After the presentations, Tam said
the awards are a motivating tool
which she believes will benefit not
only those awarded but also those
who work with the awardees.


j PURL motor pooi received a
performance award.

Lifejacket may

save YOUR life
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
CRD) - Most people who died in
boating accidents in 1988 drowned
within a few feet of safety. Most
owned lifejackets, but they weren't
wearing them when they died.
The National Safe Boating
Council urges people who use small
boats to ensure everyone on board
wears a well-fitted lifejacket before
leaving shore.
U.S. law requires each boat to
have a personal flotation device for
each person on board. If the boat is
longer than 16 feet, wearable
flotation devices are required.
However, lifejackets don't work
when they're not worn. Most deaths
happen when boats capsize or
passengers fall overboard.
If a boater falls into the water, his
lifejacket keeps him floating so he
can tend to urgent business, like
climbing back on his boat. His
lifejacket can also help him get to
shore and forestalls hypothermia.
Your lifejacket is your friend for life.


Avoid travel to Howard, Albrook

during hours of heaviest traffic


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guidelines recently implemented in Panama. A question and answer session
was held last week at the Howard base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo)








Tropic Times
Nov. 28, 1989 .

Supe Croswor


YOUR HOROSCOPE



by Charles King Cooper


ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Certain goings-on behind the scenes
will be in your favor ultimately. It's a
good time to turn your mind to the
future and retirement, as well as
financial security. Domestic har-
mony will reign this week as well.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A
very fortuitous travel opportunity
comes your way this week. Your
leadership qualities are very much in
evidence, and people will be looking
to you to make some major deci-
sions this week, both at home and
on the job.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
Your instincts will be right on target
this week regarding your career. A
wonderful financial opportunity will
also come your way. Be sure to be
on the lookout for this. Negotiations
with bigwigs are favored, so take
time to press for what you want.

MOON CHILDREN (June 21 to
July 22) Cooperative ventures are
favored this week. Others will go out
of their way for you this week.
Couples may want to plan a roman-
tic getaway at this time. There is
good news waiting concerning a
legal, educational or publishing
matter.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)
Something which has gone unresol-
ved at home finally gets straightened
out this week, taking a lot of worry
off your shoulders. The money you
may have needed for a career
opportunity just may be at hand for
you this week.

VIRGO (August 23 to September
22) Any dealings you may have with
children this week will be fortuitous.
Couples should plan to spend more
time together rekindling romance. A
friend will surprise you with a
special social invitation for the
weekend.

LIBRA (September 23 to October
22) Everything will be going your
way this week at work, puttingyou


in a good mood. Not only will you
make more progress in your career,
but a new opportunity will arise,
sparking your interest Take time
this weekend to relax.

SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem-
ber 21) You will be very happy this
week with strides made at work and
on the domestic front. It's a good
week to spend time socializing with
friends and family. However, do be
sure to get enough rest. Spend time
this weekend spiffing up your resi-
dence.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) This week, shopping
and family matters are favored.
Thus, it is a good time to think about
mortgages and credit matters. Take
some time this weekend attending to
family matters. Some members of
the household may have been feel-
ing neglected lately.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) This would be a good
week for you to start new projects.
Creativity is at a peak and should be
utilized for maximum benefit This is
also a good week to attend to
correspondence. Any ideas you
present will be well-received by
bigwigs.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18) This will be a good
week for you financially, since
exciting opportunities will arise.
Shopping trips are favored, but do
be sure to get the best buy for your
money. The weekend would be a
good time to invite friends in for
some socializing.

PISCES (February 19 to March
20) Friendships are highlighted this
week. In fact, certain friends will
play some important roles in your
life right now. New romance awaits
for those of you who are single.
Couples will enjoy renewed har-
mony and romance.

� 1989 by King Features Synd.


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19 El Cid, for
one
20 Spanish pro-
vince
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Columbus
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bus or graph
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painter
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ashles"
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olden times
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quality
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50 Shackles
52 Spanish
gypsy
54 The tortoise,
to the hare
55 Infant's com-
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fairway
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muscle con-
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poodle
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a new
soundtrack
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72 City
destroyed by
Vesuvius
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port
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code
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85 Freight boat
86 They're
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90 Italian musi-
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91 Spanish
hamlets
92 Tomorrow,
to Tomas
94 Spanish city
96 Dance done
to lively
music
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items
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engine
101 "Bel - Bist
Du Schoen"
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103 Capital of
Yemen
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worker
106- la vista
108 Spanish
rooms
111 - motion
113 Object of
worship
115 Hacienda
brick
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lope
123 Biblical
name
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130 Unexpected
delight
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7 Curtain
material
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Spain
10 "Guernica"
painter
11 Two-toed
sloth
12 Gay songs
13 Daughter of
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14 Compass
reading
15 Spanish fruit
16 Ear part
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refuge
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35 "The Red"
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garnish 85 Matulor's
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band 88 Pilasters
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Nov. 28, 1989


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HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW
PA) - It's becoming a tradition in
Panama, - no, not PML Charlie
-for the third year in a row, the Air
Force took home the coveted Turkey
Bowl Football Championship
Trophy, while the Army grabbed the
overall honors, with the Air Force
second.
Under the worst conditions
imaginable, "four-star" Mother
Nature pulled rank and decided to
have a day her way - wet, cold and
windy.
Jarman Field looked like Gatun
Lake, but the Falcons took to it like
ducks and embarrassed the Navy
Seals in their natural habitat, 32-0, in
football.
The only thing more embarrassing
Saturday, was the number of Army
spectators who showed up; there
were more people on their 10K track
team than in the stands. The event
took place on Fort Clayton; what
happened guys, a parking problem?
The Air Force outnumbered all the
services combined, 3 to 1, easily.
Those green members who did
show up should have stayed home or
volunteered to help the football
team. Led by 200 screaming,
drenched, blue-shirted fans, the
Falcon team did as promised to the


Galleon Stallions and sent them to
the glue factory, 10-3, for the football
title.
Taking their lead from Indiana
Copier, the men whipped the Galleon
Stallions into submission and then
sent them down the locks in a
tugboat; they were doomed from the
opening kickoff. The Army theme
may have been "macho" this year,
but the team was better suited for
powder-puff football.
How then, did the Army win the
overall trophy? By doing what they
know best - running. Why wouldn't
they have the advantage - who in
Panama hasn't heard "jodie calls" at
6 every morning? It's more reliable
than an alarm clock. Inside sources
revealed that Saturday was actually a
PT test, and participants were told
they would receive 15 extra points
toward promotion if they "maxed
out." It worked.
The Air Force track teams had
respectable showings, though, of
third in the women's biathlon and
men's 10K run, and fourth in the
men's biathlon. With their previous
events, the women's track team
ended up with gold, silver and bronze
medals, to carry the Air Force team
to its second place finish overall. Nice
job by the women in blue.
Hey guys, we have football down
to a science. Can we break tradition
and concentrate on track next year?
Maybe the Marines will even show
up...


Air Force and Army defenses hounded each other's runners in Saturday's
Turkey Bowl football classic. The Air Force squeaked past A rmv for a 10-3
win. Army won the overall Turkey Bowl. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. Paul L.
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Nov. 28, 1989 7



49ers turn 'Giant' mistakes into 34-24 win


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Mike
Cofer, given a reprieve by a penalty,
kicked a 45-yard field goal with 4:12
remaining Monday night to put the
San Francisco 49ers ahead to stay in
a 34-24 victory over the New York
Giants.
Cofer had missed badly from
50 yards, but got a second chance
because New York's Ryna
Thompson had lined up offside.
Joe Montana threw three
touchdown passes, Pierce Holt had
four of seven sacks and the San
Francisco defense forced five
turnovers as the 49ers took the inside
track to the homefield advantage in
the NFC playoffs by winning the
matchup of teams with 9-2 records.
The Giants, boasting the stingiest
defense in the conference (allowing
16 points per game), allowed
Montana to improve his league-
leading 70 percent completion rate,
completing 27 of 33 passes for 292


yards. Montana's scoring passes were
in the first half as the defending
Super Bowl champions moved to a
24-7 lead.
But Phil Simms brought the
Giants back, engineering two second-
half touchdowns drives and
eventually tying the score at 24. After
Cofer's field goal, however, Simms
was intercepted for the third time on
the night, by Eric Wright, setting up
Tom Rathman's 1-yard insurance
TD with 1:08 remaining.
The loss leaves the Giants a game
in front of Philadelphia in the East
entering Sunday's game against the
Eagles at the Meadowlands. The
49ers boosted their hopes of gaining
the homefield advantage throughout
the playoffs and retained a two-game
lead over the Los Angeles Rams in
the NFC West. They play in Los
Angeles on Dec. 11.
Simms was 25 of 48 for 326 yards.
The mistake-prone 49ers nearly


fumbled away the game in the second
half in a manner similar to their
collapse against the Giants nearly
three years ago. In a Monday night
game in Candlestick Park on Dec. 1,
1986, New York overcame a 17-0
halftime deficit with three third-
period touchdowns for a 21-17
victory, and this second half seemed
like a rerun.
Rookie David Meggett took a
swing pass from Simms, raced
through the secondary and slipped a
tackle by Chet Brooks at the 15 as he
completed a 53-yard scoring play to
cut the lead to 24-17.
When Carl Banks slapped the ball
out of Montana's hands and
defensive end John Washington
recovered at the New York 13, the
Giants had a chance to tie it. But
long-time Giant Jim Burt, a recent
49er pickup to shore up the nose
tackle in Michael Carter's absence,
forced a fumble by Meggett to kill


one threat, and Chet Brooks'
interception of a Simms pass at the
49ers' I with 11:40 left in the game
wiped out another.
The Giants finally drew even with
7:11 left after Banks hammered Mike
Wilson and Mark Collins recovered
at the San Francisco 30. Disdaining a
field goal on 4th-and-goal from the 7,
Simms lofted the tying pass to
Odessa Turner in the left corner of
the end zone.
Standings


N.Y. Giants
Philadelphia
Washington
Phoenix
Dallas

San Francisco
L.A. Rams
New Orleans
Atlanta


East
9 3
8 4
6 6
5 7
1 11
West
10 2
8 4
6 6
3 9


Colorado takes No. 1


by the Associated Press

Colorado took over the top spot in
college football Monday for the first
time in school history, while
Alabama jumped to second and
Miami moved back into contention
for its third national championship
of the decade.
Colorado replaced Notre Dame as
the No. 1 team in The Associated
Press poll after Miami beat the
Fighting Irish 27-10 Saturday. Notre
Dame, which had been No. 1 since
the first week of the season, fell to
fifth while Miami rose three spots to
No. 4.
Alabama, the only major
undefeated team besides Colorado,
moved up two places to No. 2 while
Michigan remained third after
beating Ohio State 28-18. Alabama,
which had the week off, finishes its
regular season Saturday at Auburn.
The top five teams all have a shot
at the national championship.
Colorado can win it by beating Notre
Dame in the Orange Bowl, but if the
Buffaloes lose it would open the door
for the other four teams.


NBA player of week

NEW YORK (AP) - Clyde
Drexler, who averaged 24.7 points
to lead Portland to three straight
victories, was named NBA Player
of the Week on Monday.
Drexler also had 9.0 assists, 5.7
rebounds and 2.7 steals as the
Trail Blazers defeated Chicago,
New Jersey and Detroit to run
their record to 10-3, tying the Los
Angeles Lakers for the most wins
this season.
Drexler began his week with 19
points and 10 assists in Portland's
121-110 victory over Chicago. He
held Michael Jordan, the league's
leading scorer, to 16 points in that
game.
In a 125-99 win over New
Jersey, Drexler had 28 points,
eight assists, four steals and four
rebounds, then added 27 points,
10 rebounds and nine assists as the
Blazers beat the Pistons 102-82.
Other candidates for the NBA
award included Moses Malone of
Atlanta, Jerry Reynolds of
Orlando, Denver's Fat Lever,
Utah's Karl Malone and Tony
Campbell of Minnesota.


"It is going to be our ultimate
challenge," Colorado coach Bill
McCartney said. "Anyone who
knows anything about Notre Dame
and its great traditions knows that
they will bounce back from the
Miami loss. You can count on that."
Colorado, which completed an 11-
0 regular season on Nov. 18, received
53 first-place votes and 1,468 of a
possible 1,500 points from a
nationwide panel of sports writers
and broadcasters. Miami got three
first-place votes, with two. going to
Alabama and one to Michigan.
Alabama received 1,351 points,
while Michigan got 1,332 and Miami
1,319. Notre Dame, whose 23-game
winning streak was snapped by
Miami, received 1,231 points.
Florida State and Nebraska, who
will meet in the Fiesta Bowl, are No. 6
and No. 7. Although both teams were
idle, each dropped one spot because
of Miami's move.
Rounding out the Top 10 are
Tennessee, Arkansas and Illinois.
Tennessee beat Kentucky 31-10 and
Arkansas downed Texas A&M 23-22.


BEISBOL
Liga Americana
BOSTON RED SOX - Tony
Pefia firm contrato por tres afios.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS -
Mookie Wilson firm un contrato
por dos afios con la Liga Nacional.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -
Nombra a Dave Trembley como
director de operaciones del
complejo de entrenamiento.


I ra sctond


by The Associated Press

BASEBALL
American League
BOSTON RED SOX - Signed
Tony Pena, catcher, to a three-
year contract.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS -
Signed Mookie Wilson,
outfielder, to a two-year contract.

National League
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -
Named Dave Trembley director of
operations of their spring training


complex.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -
Placed Lanard Copeland, guard,
on the injured list. Signed Dexter
Shouse, guard.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
CLEVELAND BROWNS -
Re-signed Ron Middleton, tight
end. Placed Marion Jones,
defensive lineman, on injured
reserve.


Baloncesto
PHILADELPHIA 76ers -
Colocan a Leonard Copeland en
la list de recuperaci6n. Dexter
Shouse lo remplaza.
FUTBOL
CLEVELAND BROWNS -
Firma de nuevo Ron Middleton.
Colocan a Marion Jones en la list
de reserve mientras este se
recupera de salud.


Ware's showing helps Heisman hopes


HOUSTON (AP) - Andre Ware's
final bid for the Heisman Trophy was
picture perfect - even if it wasn't on
television.
Just days before the voters of the
Heisman Trophy seal the envelopes
on their ballots, the Houston
quarterback pumped another four
touchdown passes into his stats
Saturday in a 40-24 victory over
Texas Tech.
"It was just an average day for me,"
Ware said. "I felt no pressure. I
wasn't playing for the Heisman
Trophy. I played the best game I
could have played against Tech."
"If Andre does not win, they
should stop giving the award,"
Houston coach Jack Pardee said.
"He is a player who has put up
statistics each week and has not had a
bad day this year."
Heisman voters have not seen
much of Ware because Houston is on
NCAA probation and is prohibited
from having televised games or
receiving a bowl bid. But it would be
hard to overlook Ware's
achievements.
Ware increased his season passing


totals to 44 touchdowns and 4,299
yards. The performance certainly
couldn't hurt his chances against
chief rivals for the Heisman, which
will be awarded Saturday at New
York's Downtown Athletic Club.
Indiana running back Anthony
Thompson gained only 97 yards on
28 carries in a 15-14 loss to Purdue.
Notre Dame quarterback Tony Rice
rushed for 50 yards and passed for
106 in Miami's 27-10 defeat of the
No. 1-ranked Fighting Irish.
Neither Thompson nor Rice
scored.
West Virginia quarterback Major
Harris, on the other hand, no doubt
helped his chances with a
Thanksgiving Day performance
which resulted in a 24-17 victory over
Syracuse. Harris, a junior, became
the first player in college football
history to pass for 5,000 yards and
rush for 2,000 in a career. Against
Syracuse, he rushed for 95 yards and
a touchdown on 18 carries and
completed 12 of 23 passes for 182
yards.
Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis,
rated a longshot, scrambled for two


touchdowns in Saturday's 42-38
victory over Utah, having rushed for
103 yards on 17 carries and
completing 6 of 8 passes for 137
yards.
Two other likely Heisman
contenders - Colorado quarterback
Darian Hagan and Florida running
back Emmitt Smith - were idle this
week.
"I watched Major Harris on TV
against Syracuse and he does a lot for
his team," Ware said. "I was very
impressed."
But Ware holds the statistical edge,
with nearly twice the number of
touchdowns of his closest
competitor, Thompson, who has 24
this season.
"And when you talk about
character, he could have left school
last year and been immediately
eligible to play anywhere in the
country (because of NCAA sanctions
against Houston), but he stayed here
and has had a phenomenal season,"
Pardee said. "What else can you say
about what the award represents?"


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Nov. 28, 1989


Cristiani breaks ties with Nicaragua after plane crash


SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(UPI) - The crash of a plane
allegedly carrying Soviet-made anti-
aircraft missiles from Nicaragua to
El Salvador's leftist rebels has
derailed the regional peace process
and raised fears the rebels could use
the missiles to change the way the
10-year-old civil war is fought.
President Alfredo Cristiani said
the planeload of 24 SA-7 heat-
seeking, shoulder-fired missiles
found in southeastern El Salvador
proved what his government had
always claimed - that Nicaraguan
President Daniel Ortega was
supplying weapons to the Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front, or
FMLN.
When Cristiani broke off
diplomatic and commercial relations
with Nicaragua Sunday, Ortega shot
back saying he was glad, and
Honduran President Jose Azcona
Hoyo declared the 2-year-old
Central American peace process all
but dead. A peace summit scheduled
for December in Nicaragua will
almost certainly not take place.
But it was the missiles that
captured most of the attention.
Cristiani said it was likely the crashed
plane was dnly one of several and
there was a strong possibility the
rebels already have missiles in their
hands.
Salvadoran military officers have
long suspected the FMLN was trying
to acquire an anti-aircraft weapon to
neutralize the government's fleet of
U.S.-supplied helicopters and
planes, but the rebels have never
before used a missile. Military
experts say use of the sophisticated


missiles could drastically alter the
way the war is fought.
"They're not going to be able to
respond as quickly, and that's going
to cost them," said a military analyst
who requested his name not be
revealed, referring to the Salvadoran
military.
"This will completely change the
nature of the conflict," said Maj.
Mauricio Chavez Caceres, the chief
military spokesman. Chavez Caceres
said the change was both tactical, in
that it would affect fighting methods,
and geo-political, because
Nicaragua's involvement "gives the
conflict a magnitude way beyond
what the FMLN could do." Cristiani
said "the armed forces can handle the
FMLN with or without these
weapons," and a Salvadoran Air
Force helicopter pilot said: "Well
just have to fly lower so they don't
have time to aim (the missiles) at us."
Other military analysts say that if the
rebels have anti-aircraft missiles and
intend to use them, it would cut into
the military's edge in the air.
The military has relied heavily on
air power to fight back a nationwide
offensive by the FMLN that began
Nov. 11 and has left more than 2,000
people dead. Typically, the guerrillas
would take over a neighborhood, set
up fortified positions and trenches,
and the military would counterattack
using ground troops and rocket and
strafing attacks from helicopter
gunships.
"If they can't use their airpower,
they will have to send in more ground
troops, and they are already
stretched thin," said one Western
diplomat.


CG thanks community
To the United States Isthmian Community:

A most sincere thank you to the family members in all communities who
have supported our soldiers throughout this difficult period, especially on
Thanksgiving Day.
As I traveled from post to post visiting soldiers, I discovered that the
civilian community was out in force, offering traditional dinners, warm
generosity, and good cheer. It is a heartfelt pleasure to see community
members and soldiers celebrating our national Thanksgiving holiday in the
true spirit of thanksgiving and the true spirit of America.
United States Army South officers, both commissioned and
noncommissioned, are grateful for your warm gesture to our soldiers. God
bless America.


MARC A. CISNEROS
Major General. U.S. Army
Commanding General


Colombian passenger jet crashes,

witnesses see explosion, 'no survivors'


BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) --
A Colombian passenger jet,
apparently rocked by an
explosion, crashed south of
Bogota Monday morning and
witnesses said there appeared to
be no survivors.
An aviation official said the
Avianca Airlines Boeing 727
carried six crew members and 101
passengers but radio reports said
there were only about 60 people
aboard the plane, which is capable
of carrying about 135 passengers.
Many witnesses told radio
stations the plane caught fire, then
exploded shortly after takeoff at
7:13 a.m. from Bogota's El
Dorado Airport en route to the
city of Cali.
A control tower official said
within four minutes, witnesses


began reporting the crash in a
rural area near the town of
Soacha, about 10 miles south of
Bogota.
"The plane suddenly exploded,
bam, it was a matter of seconds,"
one witness said.
Others said it appeared no one
survived.
"There are no survivors," said
Octavio Sierra, a resident who
said the plane crashed near his
home. "The bodies are scattered
and many are mutilated. There is
no one alive.
"I saw the plane that seemed
like a ball of fire fall to the
ground," he said. "The pieces of
the plane flew into the air when it
crashed into the ground. The
plane broke in two."


One source said the United States
would help counteract the threat of
missiles by sending the Air Force
special flares that could be dropped
from aircraft to confuse a missile's
heat-sensing mechanism.
With many military analysts and
diplomats predicting that the FMLN
will soon launch a second wave of


attacks to press their offensive, the
air force and others are speculating
the rebels may bring the missiles into
play, escalating the war to a new
level.
"The moment they use a SAM-7 in
El Salvador, they are recognizing the
conflict is international," said
Chavez Caceres.


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TORNADO CLEANUP -- Lisa Bostwick Ducati of Valdosta, Ga. and
Richard Bibb, right, sort through the wreckage of a dry cleaning business.
The business belongs to Decati's mother. Seventeen people were killed and
463 were injured by a tornado Nov. 15. Only one person out of eight that
were in the dry cleaners was injured. (AP Laserphoto)



Guards tear down barriers


WEST BERLIN (UPI) - East
German border guards Monday
began ripping down barbed-wire
fences and other barriers blocking
the approach to the West German
border near the northern city of
Luebeck, authorities and witnesses
said.
.The barricades, part of an
elaborate anti-escape system that
runs parallel to the actual border -
in some cases up to a mile deep -
were erected over the years to
discourage East Germans from
fleeing to the West.
There was no explanation of the
move from East German authorities
and it was not clear if the barricades
were being removed along the entire
border. The walls and fences that
mark the actual border were left
intact.
East Germany's communist
government announced Monday it
has granted travel visas in the past
three weeks to 11.3 million East
Germans, or more than two-thirds
the 16.6 million population.
The relaxation of travel
restrictions followed weeks of mass
demonstrations for political reform
and the exodus of hundreds of


thousands of East Germans to the
West through East Bloc countries.
West German border police and
passersby reported seeing hundreds
of East Germans tearing down the
barricades along a 7-mile stretch of
the border near Luebeck.
West German television showed
footage of green-clad border guards
rolling up barbed wire in large
spools, pounding down fences of
corrugated iron and gathering what
appeared to be electrical equipment.
The East Germans already were
being approached by souvenir
hunters, a West German border
guard said.
"One traveler asked a GDR (East
German) officer if he was allowed to
take a piece of barbed wire with him.
He was given it and brought it back
to me," the guard said.
The barricades have become
obsolete since the dramatic Nov. 9
opening of the Berlin Wall. Since
then, millions of East Germans have
traveled to West Germany, and
thousands have chosen not to return.
About 1.5 million East Germans
visited the West in the past weekend
alone.




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G' o h!e Can at Museum Mthe Tropic Times Vol. II, No. 43 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 28, 1989 Discovery completes secret, successful mission EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Commander Frederick Gregory, Sunday touchdown and delayed orbital outpost 22,300 miles above Calif. (UPI) -By the light of the 48, and co-pilot John Blaha, 47, Monday's re-entry by one orbit. the equator. setting sun, the shuttle Discovery guided the 100-ton space freighter to Barreling down the 300-foot-wide Discovery, which appeared to sail glided to a picture-perfect day-late a pinpoint landing on concrete runway at more than 200 mph, through its flight in good condition, touchdown Monday, closing out a runway 04 in the Mojave Desert at Gregory gently brought the ship's originally was scheduled to land secret but apparently successful flight 4:30 p.m. PST, one day late because nose down and pumped the brakes to Sunday night, but high crosswinds in to launch a Pentagon satellite. of high crosswinds that prevented a bring the shuttle to a stop, 15 minutes the wake of a fast-moving front before sunset, -after a secrecyprompted NASA managers to order shrouded 78-orbit mission spanning the astronauts to remain in orbit an some 2 million miles. extra day and to shoot for a daylight "Commander Gregory reports landing Monday. wheels stopped," NASA spokeswoMore high winds, however, man Billie Deason said from mission prompted NASA to delay re-entry control in Houston about 50 seconds Monday by one orbit and to order after touchdown. Gregory to land on concrete runway Dressed in bright-orange 04insteadofadrylakebedrunwayas spacesuits and wearing baseball caps originally planned. adorned with American flags, Air Force Cols. Gregory, Blaha, Navy AF 3(Vs er Capt. Manley "Sonny" Carter, 42, aimuk men physician Story Musgrave, 54, and physicist Kathryn Thornton, 37, HOWARD AFB (24th climbed out of the orbiter about 45 COMPW PA) -Three minutes after landing. unidentified Panamanian men Smiling and chatting with assaulted two off-duty U.S. Air technicians, the astronauts briefly Force officers Sunday, stealing inspected their shuttle before being their vehicle, one officer's wallet whisked away for physical exams and and several other personal items. reunions with family members. All The officers, 1st Lt. Regina G. five planned to fly back to their Montgomery, 61st Consolidated homes near the Johnson Space Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Center in Houston late Monday. and 1st Lt.Andrew M. Pittman, Left behind in space was a satellite 24th Supply Squadron, Howard NEW PREMIER -Newly-elected Polish Premier Hans Modiow stands believed to have been launched AFB, were uninjured and able to under theEast German officialsealinParliamentfollowing his electionNov. Thanksgiving Day that reportedly flag a ride to Howard from the 13., can listen in on Soviet military and Madden Dam overlook where the 3(AP Laserphoto --iplormatic communications from an incident occured. One of the three men claimed to Doctors implant mom's river into daughter be a PDF Transito officer and showed some identification prior CHICAGO (Reuter) -In a It was the first time such a live successful, the University of Chicago to pushing Pittman onto the hood procedure which could save the lives donor operation has been performed Medical Center said. of the vehicle and taking the car of many children who now die from in the United States. The surgery has The mother, Teresa Smith, 29, of keys and his wallet. liver ailments, surgeons Monday been done four times previously in Schertz, Texas, near Austin, emerged Montgomery's shoes, rings and implanted part of a woman's liver Brazil, Australia and Japan, and at from surgery at mid-afternoon and watch were taken, along with into her 21-month-old daughter. least two of those operations were was reported in good condition some other items in the car despite a ruptured spleen which including sunglasses, a camera Ni occurred as doctors removed part of and a case of motor oil. her liver. The case has been turned over V t freely The surgery on her daughter was to local authorities for further by United Press International Voting likely to be completed by early investigation. ToopkBUDAPEST, Hungary -evening and was reported proceeding Troop cut talk Voting freely for the first time in normally. In all two teams of Anny N CO WASHINGTON -President 42 years, Hungarians apparently surgeons were involved in the AO Bush plans to talk about deeper defeated a Communist Partyprocedure which was likely to take 12 FORT CLAYTON (USARSO mutual troop cuts in Europe than backed referendum Monday that hours to complete. PAO) -A soldier from previously proposed when he would have called for early The hospital said a surgical Headquarters and Headquarters meets with Soviet President presidential elections. National technique involving complicated Company, U.S. Army South, died Mikhail Gorbachev, a White Electoral Committee member reconstruction of blood vessels was here Monday from an apparent House spokesman said Monday. Ambrus Keri said with virtually pioneered by University of Chicago heart attack. Press secretary Marlin Fitzwater 100 percent of the vote counted, surgeons and made the procedure Dead is SFC Carmelo Moralessaid the president, driven by unofficial returns showed a 6,618possible. Quintero, 42, emergency dramatic changes in Eastern vote margin of victory for the nonHistorically small children needing operations center operat ions Europe and the nagging budget communist opposition. Keri said a new liver have had to wait for sergeant. He died at about 11:15 deficit, believes "it is only logical because of the closeness of the another child to die, and from 40 to a.m., according to Dr. Ruben that any reduction in Soviet forces vote, ballots would be recounted 50 percent of those in need of a Fabrega,chief of primary care and would lead to changes" in NATO's and official results announced transplant died before a liver became emergency room, Gorgas Army military posture. today. available. Hospital. Cop not in danger, Monday's surgery was under the Morales was taken to Troop Kohl approves proposal direction of Cristoph Broelsch, a Medical Clinic One on Fort witness tells court professor of surgery at the university Clayton Monday morning after BONN, West Germany who developed the surgical technique complaining of chest pains at Chancellor Helmut Kohl has MIAMI -A Hispanic used in alive of the operations done work. He was moved from the approved a proposal for a policeman charged in the deaths of to date. medical clinic by ambulance to "confederation" between East and two black motorcyclists was in no to re memiced the ef abbe Gd West Germany as a step toward danger of being hit by them, a Surgeons removed the left lobe of Gorgas were he died. Wet ena s reunifiatn s th hostile defense witness said the mother's liver and implanted it He is survived by his wife the eventual reunification of the hosti den thes sad into the daughter, after removing the Carmen, daughters Arabella and two states, the newspaper Bild said Monday in testimony that struck child's diseased organ. She suffered Luz, and son Martin. Morales is a Monday. The proposal, which is at a key portion of the officer's from biliary atresia, the most native of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico. expected to be presented to the defense. Officer William Lozano, om form atas chidhosd West German parliament 31, is charged with two counts of liver dise se today, was outlined to members manslaughter in the Jan. 16deaths "e dieve the use of living of Kohl's Christian Democrat of motorcylist Clement Lloyd, 23, donors will dramatically reduce the Noicias braves .p.2 party in a private meeting late and passenger Allan Blanchard, dnombr wfinraaticll reodue he !~lW rvs p Monday, the newspaper said in an 24. The deaths prompted three nwaing for asunt blh orga iwhi aor edecon .n3 article released in advance of days of racial unrest in Miami's Peteri fraspnt a tirec a. Turkey Bowl .6 publcaton. verown eigborhod.pediatric transplants at the hospital.

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2 Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 Mayor denies drug use Smokeout has lasting effect WASHINGTON (UPI) -A these instances was treated at District ATLANTA (AP)More than this year's Great American confidential police report quotes a of Columbia General Hospital, one in 10 American smokers quit Smokeout," said Dr. Robert J. drug abuse administrator as saying according to WUSA. at least for Nov. 16, the day of the Schweitzer, national president of M ayor Marion Barry was .The police report was based on two Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society, hospitalized three times for cocaine interviews with Gullattee in June according to a poll released based in suburban Decatur. overdoses in 1983 and 1984, WUSA1984 and submitted by Lts. Allen Monday by the American Cancer TV reported Monday. Smith and John Daniels, the station Society. Noting in a statement the large said number of smokers who quit for However, Dr. Alyce Gullattee, The station quoted an anonymous The poll of 1,201 men and longer than the smokeout, director of the Howard University women ages 18 and over found Schweitzer said, "These statistics Hospital's Institute of Drug Abuse doctor at D.C. General as saying he that 10.5 percent of cigarette are a testament to smokers' and Addiction, denied through a treated Barry during one of his stays smokers did not smoke at all that increasing awareness of the spokeswoman that she had accused at that hospital and described the day and that 25.4 percent said they dangers posed by cigarette the mayor of overdosing on drugs, mayor's symptoms as a "classic, cut down on the amount they smoking, and their desire to try to the broadcast report said. textbook" case of a cocaine s usually smoke. quit this addictive habit." Barry himself has repeatedly did not perform the requisite drug Society officials commissioned The study also found that more denied any use of illegal drugs. A test on Barry because of the "political The Gallup Organization survey, younger people tried to quit for convicted drug dealer whom Barry sensitivity" involved, WUSA said. which found that 35.9 percent, or the day. has described as a friend recently e mayo has peis 17.9 million, of the nation's 50 The poll indicated 42 percent of testified that he sold cocaine to the The mayor has previously million smokers participated in those in the 18-34 age group tried mayor. A mayoral spokesman acknowledged being admitted to the smokeout. to quit compared with 33 percent .mis. t curalle an Howard University hospital once in the 35-49 age group and 34 s outrageous character assassinaand D.C. General twice but said his About three-quarters of those percent in the 50-and-over group. tiont" eUS shai r treatment was for a hernia, not who quit for the day reported that Poll results showed 85 percent cocaine overdoses. they were not smoking at least one of adults surveyed had heard of WUSA also quoted Barry's day later, according to the poll the Great American Smokeout, personal physician, Dr. Vincent On Nov. 6, convicted drug dealer conducted by telephone Nov. 17which the cancer society hopes will Roux, as saying Gullattee "did not Charles Lewis testified that he sold 19 for the American Cancer stir smokers to quit. personally treat Barry and therefore cocaine to Barry. Lewis, pleading Society. The society said in a Last year, 86 percent of the has no knowledge of his condition." guilty to conspiring to buy and statement that 3.9 million were respondents heard of the effort. The written police report quoted distribute cocaine, told U.S. District still not smoking one to three days Neither the American Cancer Judge Stanley Sporkin that he sold later Gullattee as saying that when Barry crack cocaine to Barry at a Society nor Gallup released the was hospitalized at Howard on Sept. downtown hotel. "Once again we are very pleased margin of error. And an employee 25, 1983, "his illness was the result of physician, that more than one-third of the answering the telephone at the an overdose of drugs (cocaine) that Roux, Barry's personal phyoa nation's hard-core smokers society's Decatur office did not occurred while he was in the k wing whether Barry overdosed (nearly 18 million) participated in have the information. companyy of a female companion who on cocaine and that Gullattee did not also overdosed," WUSA said. personally treat Barry and therefore would have no knowledge of his J l c A copy of the police report conditioneithners V aldez captain seeks im m unity broadcast on WUSA included the word "cocaine" in parentheses. Roux also said he could not The police report also quoted disclose Barry's true condition even if ANCHORAGE, Alaska (UPI) "Nobody is denying that inevitably Gullattee as saying Barry overdosed he did know because of doctorWhat might appear to be discovered," Friedman said, arguing. on cocaine two more times, and in patient confidentiality. nitpicking over discovery of the that the question is when and how largest spill in U.S. history, nearly 11 and whether the prosecution could million gallons, is actually a complex have obtained evidence sufficient for legal fight over whether Capt. Joseph charges without Hazelwood's help. Hazelwood is immune from prosecution for reporting the spill as Dial6go profundo Dem6crata Cristiano en una required under state and federal WASHINGTON -El Presireunion privada el pasado lunes. regulations. "Nobody is denying that dente Bush plane conversaciones Hungria vot6 libre Hazelwood, 43, of Huntington, mis a fondo acerca de Ia reducci6n BUDAPEST, Hungria -Por N.Y., accompanied by four lawyers, inevitably the ship leaking de tropas en Europa, sun mis de primer vez en 42 afios, hay voto went to court seeking to have six oil would be discovered." las previamente propuestas, libre. Los hungaros debatieron el criminal charges dismissed in a cuando se reuna con el Presidente plebiscito del Partido Comunista lengthy pretrial hearing that opened Sovietico Mikhail Gorbachev, el lunes pasado. Ambrus Keri, Monday in state Superior Court. Richard Friedman dijo un vocero de Ia Casa Blanca. miembro del Comit6 Nacional Judge Karl Johnstone said he was El secretario de prensa, Marvin Electoral dijo que al conte6 de leaning toward letting the charges Fitzwater anunci6 que el votos, los resultados muestran stand because he did not feel that Assistant District Attorney presidente impulsado por los 6,618 al mirgen de Ia victoria para immunity applied, but he invited Leonard Linton said his office cambios dramiticos en Europa Ia oposici6n anti-comunista. Keri lawyers to convince him otherwise. became so concerned about Oriental y los problemas con el agreg6 que no habia mucha State and federal oil spill reporting immunity that it employed an deficit del presupuesto, cree que diferencia, ya que Ia votaci6n fue requirements grant immunity for entirely separate team of prosecutors "es s6lo l6gico que cualquier muy cerrada. Los votos serin reporting spills in order to compel and investigators to start from reducci6n de fuerzas Sovieticas nuevamente recontados y el spillers to report them, argued scratch in April to present evidence traigan cambios" en Ia posicion resultado seri anunciado. defense lawyer Richard Friedman, to a grand jury independent of militar de NATO. Policia no corre peligro who said the prosecution must prove Hazelwood's required spill report. MIAMI -Un policia hispano its evidence was gathered "At some point, consequences of Propuesta aprobada acusado de ia muerte de dog independently of Hazelwood's 12:28 the spill become so great that persons BONN, Alemnais Occidental motociclistas negros, no corria a.m. report March 24 that the Exxon become aware of it even ifCaptain -El Canciller Helmut Kohl ha peligro de ser atropellado por Valdez was hard aground and Hazelwood hadn't made any report aprobado Ia propusta pars una ellos, dijo un testigo. El oficial leaking oil. at all," Linton said. "Confederaci6n" entre Alemania William Lozano, de 31 silos de One week after the spill He said another nearby tanker Oriental y Occidental c6mo un edad, fuk acusado con dos cargos Hazelwood was charged with would have discovered the Exxon Paso hacia Is reunificaci6n de homicidio el 16 de enero, por I reckless endangerment, negligent Valdez aground within three hours of eventual de los dos estados, muerte del motociclista Clement discharge of oil and driving the Hazelwood's report, that the Coast public el peri6dico Bild el lunes. .Lloyd de 23 ailos, y el pasajero tanker while intoxicated, all Guard would have checked the La propuesta, Is cual espera ser Allan Blanchard de 24 afio. El misdemeanors. Later a grand jury Exxon tanker's position and that presentada al parlemento Alemin incidente ocasion6 tres dias de indicted him on three felony counts Prince William Sound residents Occidntal el martes, fui detallada inquietud en un vecindario de of criminal mischief. He is free on would have seen the grounded tanker a los miembros del Partido Miami. $50,000 bail. at daybreak. 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 ofthe Department ofDefense, under the supervision of AIC Randy Lawson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room .Rosemary Chong Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view T im e s Carolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. he ro i TeiC Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612.

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Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 L hemisphere Nationalparty agronomist wins Honduras election Wants to implement open market economy take place. float freely. Callejas repeated his promise not If confirmed, Callejas's victory will T E G U CIG AL PA, H on d u r as American peace talks in Managua to devalue the lempira, which is be the first electoral triumph for the (Reuter) -Rafael Callejas, a U.S.next month although Azcona said presently quoted at double the National party since 1971. The trained agronomist who plans to turn Sunday the peace process has been official two to the U.S. dollar on the Liberals won two earlier presidential Honduras into an open market harmed by El Salvador's decision black market, but previously said he elections held this decade since the economy, claimed victory early and it is not clear the meeting will will establish a free rate which will armed forces gave up power in 1981. Monday in close-fought presidential eletohel nadead elheon lddemands a Uruguayans elect opposition candidate government that responds to the need for change and for social MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay promised to solve economic Sanguinetti's party this century. justice," Callejas told cheering (Reuter) -Opposition candidate stagnation and rising inflation by Morethan80 percentofUruguay's supporters at party headquarters. Luis Alberto Lacalle of the Blanco privatizing state companies, cutting 2.3 million registered voters turned Based on unofficial preliminary (National) Party was elected government spending, encouraging a out for the first free election since results, Callejas was ahead with 48.7 president Sunday in Uruguay's first free economy and negotiating a 1971. Sanguinetti took over from a percent of the vote to 46.3 percent for free elections since 1971. reduction in the $1.8 billion foreign 12-year military dictatorship in 1985 his opponent, Carlos Flores of the "We are going to start work next debt burden. after his Colorado Party won ruling Liberal party with 34 percent Monday with all (Uruguay's) "The country is hungry for an elections from which many left-wing of the vote counted. political and social forces," Lacalle, efficient and productive governand other opponents of the regime Early into the morning, Callejas 48, said shortly after governing ment," Lacalle told foreign were banned. supporters set off fireworks and Colorado Party candidate Jorge journalists. Political analysts said the defeat of drove up and down this capital city, Batlle conceded defeat. The Colorado defeat was only the the Colrados as due o built on the central Honduran teClrdswsdet highlands, chanting "Callejas, Lacalle, a rancher and lawyer, has third for President Julio Maria Sanguinetti's failure to restore the Callejas" and blaring horns. living conditions which had Authorities appealed to the plummeted under the military population to stay calm after some dictatorship. supporters shot pistols in the air to Earlier Sunday Batlle had celebrate. conceded to the left-wing Frente Greeting followers at a downtown Amplio (Broad Front) alliance in the hotel later, Callejas declined race for control of the city council of comment to newsmen on El -Montevideo, home to half the 2.9 Salvador's decision Sunday to cut million Uruguayans. relations with Nicaragua, over arms Full results of the vote for it says Managua is sending to leftpresident, vice president, 31 senators, wing guerrillas. .99 deputies, 19 mayors and But he said Honduras will strive to thousands of local government avoid conflict with its Central councillors were not expected until American neighbors. late Monday. "In this violent Central America in Ts whic thesonsof nigboingThe alliance is led by former countrieshare losng their i vesrthe general Liber Seregni who wasjailed, Honduran people has said 'yes' to CA UGHTIN CROSSFIRE -Red Cross rescue workers take coverfrom tortured and banned from political peace and 'no'to bloodshed,"he said. fighting between government troops and leftist rebels in San Salvador, the activity by the military regime. It He said he would be prepared to capital ofElSalvador, during the recent attack on the city by theFarabundo comprises leftist parties, including accompany outgoing President Jose Marti NationalLiberation Front. (AP Laserphoto) group. Azcona to planned Central Cristiani severs diplomatic ties to Nicaragua SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador In this case, we are sure that the help M i lit a r y spokesman M aj. Christian Peace Seminars. (UPI) -President Alfredo Cristiani came from Ortega and (Cuban Mauricio Chavez Caceres said Chavez Caceres said a captured Sunday accused Nicaraguan leader President Fidel) Castro." security forces acting on a tip from a guerrilla told security forces Casolo Daniel Ortega of sending antiEl Salvador has not had relations captured guerrilla raided the home of was working with the Farabundo aircraft missiles to leftist guerrillas with Cuba since shortly after Jennifer Jean Casolo, an American Marti National Liberation Front, or and suspended relations with Castro's revolution brought him to working in El Salvador with a FMLN. He said police found 203 Managua. Heavy fighting broke out power in the Caribbean island nation religious group, and found hundreds mortar rounds, 213 blocks of TNT, near the capital after three days of in 1959. of explosives and more than 80,000 40,000 rounds of ammunition each calm. Salvadoran security forces, rounds of ammunition. for AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles, At a news conference Sunday meanwhile, detained an American Casolo organized fact-finding blasting caps and hundreds of rounds morning, Cristiani exhibited a cache woman accused of storing a large tours of El Salvador for American of other ammunition at Casolo's of Soviet-made anti-aircraft missiles weapons cache for the rebels and congressmen, congressional staff, home. and anti-tank weapons discovered held her for questioning. and others through a group called He said Casolo would be held for Saturday when a plane apparently at least 72 hours for investigation and flying from Nicaragua crashed some th a n U. Embassy office 65 miles southeast of the capital. .gY '""''6 Pt Me"' was present when her home was "We can no longer remain without PANAMA CITY, Panama people. If they impose war on us, raided.plane a twin-engine Cessna doing something, faced with this .(Reuter) -About 3,000 proam regrettably going to learn crashed early Saturday near traitorous action by (Nicaraguan government demonstrators war," he said. Usulutan, 65 miles southeast of the President) Daniel Ortega," Cristiani converged on park in downtown The Los Angeles Times capital. The plane was loaded with said. Panama City in the pouring rain reported last week that the Bush powerful anti-aircraft rockets which As Cristiani spoke airforce planes Saturday to protest an alleged administration, with the secret the military said were Soviet made and helicopters began bombing and U.S. plan to oust the country's de approval of Congress, has and were destined for the Salvadoran rocketing rebel positions on the slope facto ruler Gen. Manuel Antonio authorized the CIA to spend $3 rebels. of a volcano in northern San Noriega. million to oust the Panamanian Three bodies in camouflage Salvador. The majority of the demonleader who survived a bloody military uniforms and one in civilian Cristiani said he suspended all strators were members of civilian coup attempt Oct. 3. clthes wer ad one to the relations with Nicaragua and called Dignity Battalions" which back The administration authorized plane. One man with a single bullet for an urgent meeting of the U.N. Noriega and had marched a the use of "high risk" tactics that wound to the head apparently had Security Council and the number of miles from several might lead to his injury or death, killed himself. Organization of American States to locations around the city. the report said. President Bush Military officials said the cause of condemn Nicaragua and requested "We are a small country, we refused to confirm or deny the the plane crash was not known, but it that a meeting of Central American don't want war, we want peace," report. tas notnbelisvewasonhaveowenbshot presidents scheduled for December Renato Pereira, Panama's Noriega, who Washington down. be held somewhere other than minister of government and wants removed from power, was A flight plan charting a course Nicaragua. justice, told the demonstrators. indicted in two U.S. courts in Referring to the rebel assault, "But the dominance of the February 1988 on drug trafficking from the Nicaraguan capital to an Cristiani said, "It is impossible that (Bush) administration has and other charges which he has airfield in south-central El Salvador an agression of this magnitude could humiliated the Panamanian denied. also was found in the plane, officials be carried out without outside help. said.

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4 Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 Marines remove pro-Noriega roadblock MARINE FORCES PANAMA, gestures and cursing by Noriega Rough Rider -they exercised these specifically for this operation and the U.S. NAVAL STATION PANAMA regime supporters, a reinforced rights. expectation ofroadblocks,"Gaskins, CANAL (MARFOR PAO) -In an company of light armored vehicles, While conducting a route a Mitchellville, Md. native, said. operational environment that is backed by scouts and beefed-up reconnaissance exercise west of "These types of movements are nonanything but routine, the exceptional weapons systems assets, reasserted Howard AFB, near the town of doctrine so we had to redesign tactics is considered the Marine Forces U.S. rights here by breaching three Nueavo Guarare, a small group of and practice for civil disturbances Panama norm. separateroadblocks established by regime supporters blocked Thatcher and blockades." As was the case Wednesday when the regime protagonists. Highway with a tow truck, ice truck Farther down the two-lane Marines from D Co., 2nd LAI Bn., Under the agreement of the 1977 and two other vehicles, impeding the highway, the Marines hit a second Marine Forces Panama, were Panama Canal Treaty, U.S. forces company's return to the base. roadblock. exercising America's right to are guaranteed the right of freedom A number of vehicles, including movement in this small, but of movement through the country. Despite Capt. Gerald Gaskins' (D three from the Panamanian Electric significant Central American nation. That's exactly what the D Co. Co. commander) explanation to the Co., blocked the road west of the Met with rock throwing, crude Marinesdidinconducting Operation regime supporters that the Marines town of Arraijan. Once again will exercise their right to movement Gaskins recited the U.S. position under the treaty and that it would be concerning movement. Once again it in their best interest to take down the was ignored. This time, however, a roadblock, they refused. white van, part of the blockade, had Consequently, Gaskins ordered its side crushed in and was pushed the column of LAVs forward. In aside -D Co. moved through. order to get through the first A third roadblock, this time made roadblock, the lead LAV physically of a Panamanian Defense Force removed one of the trucks by Civic Action dumptruck and a white knocking it out of the way, making a stakebed truck, was established near lane through the blockade. When the Rio Potrero. After Gaskins stated company of LAVs and HMMWVs the U.S. position for the movement, moved through, the supporters threw and that the Marines would use force rocks, and waved the Panamanian if necessary, the regime supporters Norrega regime supporters set up a rouuovic near rvuevo Guarare flag without respect. backed down and removed the Wednesday. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Robert C. Jenks) "W e h ave b e en t raining roadblock without incident. BEAR program helps increase understaffed MOSs by PFC Megra D. Johnson chance for you to demonstrate To find out more about the reenlistment NCO or call the career them," said Baker. program talk to your unit counselor. FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO) Two year enlistees must have A t 0 a -In the past the Army has designed completed 18 months in service and programs which maximize the skills be within six months of their lantic ci i n get aw a d a soldier must possess to effectively Estimated Time of Separation, by PFC Megra D. Johnson Carol Grazette, a dispatcher at the execute missions and enhance a (ETS), in order to qualify for the Atlantic motor pool received a soldier's quality of life. program. Soldiers who enlisted for FORT DAVIS (USARSO PAO) performance award. The Bonus, Extension and more than two years must have -Civilian employees in the Atlantic Retraining (BEAR) program is such completed two years service and be community were recognized at the ejt a program. It is designed to entice within one year of their ETS. Commander's Civilian Award qualified soldiers to migrate into In addition, soldiers who wish to Ceremony held Nov. 15 at Fort understaffed Military Occupational enroll while overseas must be within Davis Community Club. save Y0 UR life Specialties (MOS). one year of their normal tour Lt. Col. John Stobie, deputy Privates to staff sergeants serving completion at the time of commander of 41st Area Support FORT CLAYTON (USARSO in an MOS that is adequately or over application. Group, Lt. Col. Robert Henry, CRD) -Most people who died in staffed are eligible to migrate into Baker said the BEAR program is Atlantic garrison commander and boating accidents in 1988 drowned MOSs which appear in the BEAR not for everyone. "Everyone does not Robert Pears, acting director for within a few feet of safety. Most program. have the skills or ability to meet the civilian awards, presented each owned lifejackets, but they weren't The program is designed to assist requirements to work in these awardee with a certificate in wearing them when they died. in force alignment and allow soldiers MOSs," he said. "Those soldiers who recognition of their hard work and The National Safe Boating to extend their current enlistment for do possess the criteria and are dedication. Council urges people who use small formal retraining. When a soldier identified by their unit reenlistment Performance, length in service and boats to ensure everyone on board completes the course he is awarded a noncommissioned officer should special act awards were given to the wears a well-fitted lifejacket before new primary MOS and a bonus take a look at the MOSs offered." employees and volunteers in the leaving shore. which is based on his rank. A wide variety of jobs are community. "U.S. Army South is not U.S. law requires each boat to According to SSgt. Michael available, from executive just machines," said Aichel Tam, have a personal flotation device for Baker, Atlantic career counselor, the administrative assistant to chemical civilian awards administrator, "it is each person on board. If the boat is program enhances soldiers' careers operations specialist. "This is one of men and women giving of longer than 16 feet, wearable and assists in career progression. "If the better programs I've seen for themselves." flotation devices are required. you have special skills this is the reenlistment options," Baker said. Henry commended the employees on the fine work they had done However, lifejackets don't work noting the progress and change when they're not worn. Most deaths A void travelto H oward, A brook which has taken place in the happen when boats capsize or community. He contributed the bulk passengers fall overboard. 0 ofitssuccessfulness to civilian If a boater falls into the water, his during hours of heaviest traffic lters. lifejacket keeps him floating so he After the presentations, Tam said can tend to urgent business, like HOWARD AFB (24th COMPW passing through Howard will be the awards are a motivating tool climbing back on his boat. His PA) -People traveling to Howard escorted after being searched. which she believes will benefit not lifejacket can also help him get to or Albrook should expect some delay Drivers of those vehicles who wish only those awarded but also those shore and forestalls hypothermia. and should avoid traveling during to visit someone on Howard must who work with the awardees. Your lifejacket is your friend for life. heavy traffic times if possible. follow the same procedures as for Security police are doing a 100 entry to Albrook. They must have a percent identification check so sponsor, the person they are visiting, drivers and all passengers should sign for them at the gate and escort have their identification ready. them to their destination and back. C Vehicles displaying government Vehicles will not be permitted to registration decals are subject to leave the escort convoy while random search. transiting the base. Although there are currently no Vehicles without government parking restrictions at Albrook, registration decals will be permitted there are several spots at Howard entry to Albrook only after being where parking is limited. These areas signed for and escorted by a sponsor. include the air passenger terminal, All of those vehicles will be searched. the family support center, exchange The sponsors are also responsible for and post office area, the commissary escorting their visitors back to the and the elementary school. "IIHA VEA QUESTION, SIR"-A member of theAir Force community gate. Anyone needing to visit these areas here asks a question about the new tour length changes and dependent travel All vehicles without government should be prepared for limited guidelines recently implementedin Panama. A question and answer session registration decals which are just availability of parking. was held last week at the Howard base theater. (U.S. Air Force photo)

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Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 3 Super Crossword ACROSS 50 Shackles 87 Lariat: var. 129 Ninnies stone's wife 80 Approaches 1 Friendly talk 52 Spanish 89 Blunder 130 Unexpected 43 Ledger itern 81 Cousin .1 37 5 Hit the gypsy 90 Italian musidelight 45 Vietnamese Down button 54 The tortoise, cian 131 F-rerly, d ty 84Stammerinrg to cheap m'agato the hare 91 Spanish once 41 Hamnburger s-.ds zn~es 55 Infant' vom-i ham1es DOWN garnish 85 Matadr's y (Charles King C oper 15 Spicy stew plaint 92 Tomorrow, 1 Roughen 47 Sherifrs contest 19 El Cid, for 56 Head of the to Tomas 2 Wife of Zeus band 88 Pilasters one fairway 94 Spanish city 3 Soviet sera 49 Festive oca90 Fish's "lung" 20 Spanish pro58 Major or 96 Dance done 4 Participants sion 91 Large artery vince Minor to lively in Ki Do-n 50 Salk con93 Hebrew let21 amaon 59 Labor music 6 Actress Dawquered it ler ARIES (March 21 to April 19) in a good mood. Not only will you cetaceans 60 Majorca sea97 Classified her 51 Dead or Red 95 TV audience Certain goings-on behind the scenes make more progress in your career, 22 Burden porl items 6 Wading bird 53 "Too 96 Encore, in 23 Sonidarac61 Painful 98 --tar-7 Curtain tunes of Paris will be in your favor ultimately. It's a but a new opportunity will arise, tree muscle con100 Turns off the material football 99 Spanish celgood time to tur your mind to the sparking your interest. Take time 24 Foundr of traction engine 8 Hom nak 55 Former list Impression63 Author Anita 101 "Bel -flint 9 Region in Spanish 1061 Seapoirt in future and reurement, as well as this weekend to relax. Sm 64 Former Du Schoen' Spain kingdom the Mediterfinancial security. Domestic har25 Street, i, Spanish pro 102 Security org. 10 Guernica" 57 Trade prom~Ywl eg hsWe swl. SOPO(coe 3to Novem26 Madrid ince 103 Capital of painter hihition 103 Mire mony will reign this week as well. 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6 Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 1 sports Air Force wins Turkey Bowl football trophy Galleon Stallions and sent them to the glue factory, 10-3, for the football L title. by SrA. Tamara S. Jacobson Taking their lead from Indiana Copler, the men whipped the Galleon HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW Stallions into submission and then PA) -It's becoming a tradition in sent them down the locks in a Panama, -no, not PML Charlie tugboat; they were doomed from the -for the third year in a row, the Air opening kickoff. The Army theme Force took home the coveted Turkey may have been "macho" this year, Bowl Football Championship but the team was better suited for Trophy, while the Army grabbed the powder-puff football. overall honors, with the Air Force How then, did the Army win the second. overall trophy? By doing what they Under the worst conditions know best -running. Why wouldn't imaginable, "four-star" Mother they have the advantage -who in Nature pulled rank and decided to Panama hasn't heard "jodie calls" at have a day her way -wet, cold and 6 every morning? It's more reliable windy. than an alarm clock. Inside sources Jarman Field looked like Gatun revealed that Saturday was actually a Lake, but the Falcons took to it like PT test, and participants were told ducks and embarrassed the Navy they would receive 15 extra points Seals in their natural habitat, 32-0, in toward promotion if they "maxed football. out." It worked. The only thing more embarrassing The Air Force track teams had Saturday, was the number of Army respectable showings, though, of spectators who showed up; there third in the women's biathlon and were more people on their 10K track men's 10K run, and fourth in the team than in the stands. The event men's biathlon. With their previous took place on Fort Clayton; what events, the women's track team happened guys, a parking problem? ended up with gold, silver and bronze The Air Force outnumbered all the medals, to carry the Air Force team services combined, 3 to 1, easily. to its second plaCe finish overall. Nice Those green members who did job by the women in blue. show up should have stayed home or Hey guys, we have football down volunteered to help the football to a science. Can we break tradition team. Led by 200 screaming, and concentrate on track next year? drenched, blue-shirted fans, the Maybe the Marines will even show Falcon team did as promised to the up. ARMY NAVY USMC USAF Relay 7 8 5 7 Air Force and Army defenses hounded each other's runners in Saturdav's 10K 4 1 3 2 Turkey Bowl football classic. The A ir Force squeaked past A rmv for a 10-3 Biathlon 8 5 3 3 win. A rmy won the overall Turkey Bowl. (U.S. A rmy photo by Spec. Paul L. Football 4 1 0 6 Sweeney) Total 23 15 11 18 Air Force defensive lineman, Tim "Ziggy" Stephenson, has his eves on the Navy quarterback during the Air Force's 32-0 victory over Navv Saturdav. The A ir Force flag football team hoists the Turkey Bowl '89 championship (U.S. Air Force photo by A IC Janel Schroeder) trophy. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA. Prentes Tramble)

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Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 7 49ers turn 'Giant' mistakes into 34-24 win SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Mike yards. Montana's scoring passes were fumbled away the game in the second one threat, and Chet Brooks' Cofer, given a reprieve by a penalty, in the first half as the defending half in a manner similar to their interception of a Simms pass at the kicked a 45-yard field goal with 4:12 Super Bowl champions moved to a collapse against the Giants nearly 49ers' 1 with 11:40 left in the game remaining Monday night to put the 24-7 lead. three years ago. In a Monday night wiped out another. San Francisco 49ers ahead to stay in But Phil Simms brought the game in Candlestick Park on Dec. 1, The Giants finally drew even with a 34-24 victory over the New York Giants back, engineering two second1986, New York overcame a 17-0 7:11 left after Banks hammered Mike Giants. half touchdowns drives and halftime deficit with three thirdWilson and Mark Collins recovered Cofer had missed badly from eventually tying the score at 24. After period touchdowns for a 21-17 at the San Francisco 30. Disdaining a 50 yards, but got a second chance Cofer's field goal, however, Simms victory, and this second half seemed field goal on 4th-and-goal from the 7, because New York 's R y n a was intercepted for the third time on like a rerun. Simms lofted the tying pass to Thompson had lined up offside. the night, by Eric Wright, setting up Rookie David Meggett took a Odessa Turner in the left corner of Joe Montana threw three Tom Rathman's 1-yard insurance swing pass from Simms, raced the end zone. touchdown passes, Pierce Holt had TD with 1:08 remaining, through the secondary and slipped a St and i n g s four of seven sacks and the San The loss leaves the Giants a game tackle by Chet Brooks at the 15 as he East Francisco defense forced five in front of Philadelphia in the East completed a 53-yard scoring play to N. Y. Gi ants 9 3 turnovers as the 49ers took the inside entering Sunday's game against the cut the lead to 24-17. track to the homefield advantage in Eagles at the Meadowlands. The When Carl Banks slapped the ball Fh ii ade 1 phi a 8 4 the NFC playoffs by winning the 49ers boosted their hopes of gaining out of Montana's hands and Washington 6 6 matchup of teams with 9-2 records. the homefield advantage throughout defensive end John Washington Phoen i x 5 7 The Giants, boasting the stingiest the playoffs and retained a two-game recovered at the New York 13, the Dali as 1 1 1 defense in the conference (allowing lead over the Los Angeles Rams in Giants had a chance to tie it. But West 16 points per game), allowed the NFC West. They play in Los long-time Giant Jim Burt, a recent San Francisco 10 2 Montana to improve his leagueAngeles on Dec. 11. 49er pickup to shore up the nose L. A. Rams 8 4 leading 70 percent completion rate, Simms was 25 of 48 for 326 yards. tackle in Michael Carter's absence, New Or 1 ean s 6 6 completing 27 of 33 passes for 292 The mistake-prone 49ers nearly forced a fumble by Meggett to kill At1 anta 3 9 Colorado takes No. 1 Transactions by the Associated Press "It is going to be our ultimate by The Associated Press complex. challenge," Colorado coach Bill BASEBALL BASKETBALL Colorado took over the top spot in McCartney said. "Anyone who American League National Basketball Association college football Monday for the first knows anything about Notre Dame BOSTON RED SOX -Signed PHILADELPHIA 76ERS time in school history, while and its great traditions knows that Tony Pena, catcher, to a threePlaced Lanard Copeland, guard, Alabama jumped to second and they will bounce back from the Tony nactc, to e Lnjrd Coped, guar Miami moved back into contention Miami loss. You can count on that." year contract. on the ijured list. Signed Dexter for its third national championship Colorado, which completed an 11Signed Moo kie Wilson, FOOTBALL of the decade. 0 regular season on Nov. 18, received outfielder, to a two-year contract. FOOTBALL Colorado replaced Notre Dame as 53 first-place votes and 1,468 of a National Football League the No. I team in The Associated possible 1,500 points from a CLEVELAND BROWNS Press poll after Miami beat the nationwide panel of sports writers National League Re-signed Ron Middleton, tight Fighting Irish 27-10 Saturday. Notre and broadcasters. Miami got three PITTSBURGH PIRATES -end. Placed Marion Jones, Dame, which had been No. I since first-place votes, with two. going to Named Dave Trembley director of defensive lineman, on injured the first week of the season, fell to Alabama and one to Michigan. operations of their spring training reserve. fifth while Miami rose three spots to Alabama received 1,351 points, a No. 4. while Michigan got 1,332 and Miami d S 6 Alabama, the only major 1,319. Notre Dame, whose 23-game undefeated team besides Colorado, winning streak was snapped by BEISBOL Baloncesto moved up two places to No. 2 while Miami, received 1,231 points. Liga Americana PHILADELPHIA 76ers Michigan remained third after Florida State and Nebraska, who BOSTON RED SOX -Tony Colocan a Leonard Copeland en beating Ohio State 28-18. Alabama, will meet in the Fiesta Bowl, are No 6 Pefia firma contrato por tres afios. la lista de recuperaci6n. Dexter which had the week off, finishes its and No.7. Although both teams were TORONTO BLUE JAYS -Shouse lo remplaza. regular season Saturday at Auburn. ere Mookie Wilson firm6 un contrato FUTBOL The top five teams all have a shot idle,ac' mope por dos afios con la Liga Nacional. CLEVELAND BROWNS at the national championship. of Miami's move. PITTSBURGH PIRATES -Liga N o CLE V Ron Colorado can win it by beating Notre Rounding 'out the Top 10 are Nombra a Dave Trembley como Firma de nuevo Ron Middleton. Dame in the Orange Bowl, but if the Tennessee, Arkansas and Illinois director de operaciones del olocan a Maron Jones en Ia list Buffaloes lose it would open the door Tennessee beat Kentucky 31-10 and complejo de entrenacied de reserve mientras este se for the other four teams. Arkansas downed Texas A&M 23-22. recupera de salud. NBA player of week Ware's showing helps Heisman hopes NEW YORK (AP) -Clyde Drexler, who averaged 24.7 points HOUSTON (AP) -Andre Ware's totals to 44 touchdowns and 4,299 touchdowns in Saturday's 42-38 to lead Portland to three straight final bid for the Heisman Trophy was yards. The performance certainly victory over Utah, having rushed for victories, was named NBA Player picture perfect -even if it wasn't on couldn't hurt his chances against 103 yards on 17 carries and of the Week on Monday. television. chief rivals for the Heisman, which completing 6 of 8 passes for 137 Drexler also had 9.0 assists, 5.7 Just days before the voters of the will be awarded Saturday at New yards. rebounds and 2.7 steals as the Heisman Trophy seal the envelopes York's Downtown Athletic Club. Two other likely Heisman Trail Blazers defeated Chicago, on their ballots, the Houston Indiana running back Anthony contenders -Colorado quarterback New Jersey and Detroit to run quarterback pumped another four Thompson gained only 97 yards on their record to 10-3, tying the Los touchdown passes into his stats 28 carries in a 15-14 loss to Purdue. Darian Hagan and Florida running Angeles Lakers for the most wins Saturday in a 40-24 victory over Notre Dame quarterback Tony Rice back Emmitt Smith -were idle this this season. Texas Tech. rushed for 50 yards and passed for week. Drexler began his week with 19 "It was just an average day for me," 106 in Miami's 27-10 defeat of the "I watched Major Harris on TV points and 10 assists in Portland's Ware said. "I felt no pressure. I No. 1-ranked Fighting Irish. against Syracuse and he does a lot for 121-110 victory over Chicago. He wasn't playing for the Heisman Neither Thompson nor Rice his team," Ware said. "I was very held Michael Jordan, the league's Trophy. I played the best game I scored. impressed." leading scorer, to 16 points in that could have played against Tech." West Virginia quarterback Major game. "If Andre does not win, they Harris, on the other hand, no doubt But Ware holds the statistical edge, In a 125-99 win over New should stop giving the award," helped his chances with a with nearly twice the number of Jersey, Drexler had 28 points, Houston coach Jack Pardee said. Thanksgiving Day performance touchdowns of his closest eight assists, four steals and four "He is a player who has put up which resulted in a 24-17 victory over competitor, Thompson, who has 24 rebounds, then added 27 points, statistics each week and has not had a Syracuse. Harris, a junior, became this season. 10 rebounds and nine assists as the bad day this year." the first player in college football "And when you talk about Blazers beat the Pistons 102-82. Heisman voters have not seen history to pass for 5,000 yards and character, he could have left school Other candidates for the NBA much of Ware because Houston is on rush for 2,000 in a career. Against last year and been immediately award included Moses Malone of NCAA probation and is prohibited Syracuse, he rushed for 95 yards and eligible to play anywhere in the Atlanta, Jerry Reynolds of from having televised games or a touchdown on 18 carries and country(becauseofNCAAsanctions Orlando, Denver's Fat Lever, receiving a bowl bid. But it would be completed 12 of 23 passes for 182 against Houston), but he stayed here Utah's Karl Malone and Tony hard to overlook Ware's yards. and has had a phenomenal season," Campbell of Minnesota. achievements. Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis, Pardee said. "What else can you say Ware increased his season passing rated a longshot, scrambled for two about what the award represents?"

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8 Tropic Times Nov. 28, 1989 Cristiani breaks ties with Nicaragua after plane crash SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador missiles could drastically alter the One source said the United States attacks to press their offensive, the (UPI) -The crash of a plane way the war is fought. would help counteract the threat of air force and others are speculating allegedly carrying Soviet-made anti"They're not going to be able to missiles by sending the Air Force the rebels may bring the missiles into aircraft missiles from Nicaragua to respond as quickly, and that's going special flares that could be dropped play, escalating the war to a new El Salvador's leftist rebels has to cost them," said a military analyst from aircraft to confuse a missile's level. derailed the regional peace process who requested his name not be heat-sensing mechanism. "The moment they use a SAM-7 in and raised fears the rebels could use revealed, referring to the Salvadoran With many military analysts and El Salvador, they are recognizing the the missiles to change the way the military. diplomats predictingthat the FMLN conflict is international," said 10-year-old civil war is fought. "This will completely change the will soon launch a second wave of Chavez Caceres. President Alfredo Cristiani said nature of the conflict," said Maj. the planeload of 24 SA-7 heatMauricio Chavez Caceres, the chief seeking, shoulder-fired missiles military spokesman. Chavez Caceres found in southeastern El Salvador said the change was both tactical, in proved what his government had that it would affect fighting methods, always claimed -that Nicaraguan and geo-political, because President Daniel Ortega was Nicaragua's involvement "gives the supplying weapons to the Farabundo conflict a magnitude way beyond Marti National Liberation Front, or what the FMLN could do." Cristiani FMLN. said "the armed forces can handle the When Cristiani broke off FMLN with or without these diplomatic and commercial relations weapons," and a Salvadoran Air with Nicaragua Sunday, Ortega shot Force helicopter pilot said: "We'll back saying he was glad, and just have to fly lower so they don't Honduran President Jose Azcona have time to aim (the missiles) at us." H oyo declared the 2-year-old Other military analysts say that if the Central American peace process all rebels have anti-aircraft missiles and but dead. A peace summit scheduled intend to use them, it would cut into for December in Nicaragua will the military's edge in the air. almost certainly not take place. The military has relied heavily on But it was the missiles that air power to fight back a nationwide captured most of the attention. offensive by the FMLN that began Cristiani said it was likely the crashed Nov. 11 and has left more than 2,000 plane was anly one of several and people dead. Typically, the guerrillas there was a strong psi te would take over a neighborhood, set rebels already have missiles i theirup fortified positions and trenches, -s and the military would counterattack Salvadoran military officers have using ground troops and rocket and long suspected the FMLN was trying strafing attacks from helicopter to acquire an anti-aircraft weapon to gunships. neutralize the government's fleet of "If they can't use their airpower, U.S.-supplied helicopters and they willhavetosendinmoreground planes, but the rebels have never troops, and they are already before used a missile. Military stretched thin," said one Western experts say use of the sophisticated diplomat. CG thanks community To the United States Isthmian Community: A most sincere thank you to the family members in all communities who have supported our soldiers throughout this difficult period, especially on Thanksgiving Day. As I traveled from post to post visiting soldiers, I discovered that the civilian community was out in force, offering traditional dinners, warm TORNADO CLEANUP Lisa Bostwick Ducati of Valdosta, Ga. and generosity, and good cheer. It is a heartfelt pleasure to see community Richard Bibb, right, sort through the wreckage of a dry cleaning business. members and soldiers celebrating our national Thanksgiving holiday in the The business belongs to Decati's mother. Seventeen people were killed and true spirit of thanksgiving and the true spirit of America. 463 were injured by a tornado Nov. 15. Only one person out of eight that United States Army South officers, both commissioned and were in the dry cleaners was injured. (AP Laserphoto) noncommissioned, are grateful for your warm gesture to our soldiers. God bless America. MARC A. CISNEROS Guards tear down barriers Major General, U.S. Army Commanding General WEST BERLIN (UPI) -East thousands of East Germans to the German border guards Monday West through East Bloc countries. began ripping down barbed-wire West German border police and fences and other barriers blocking passersby reported seeing hundreds the approach to the West German of East Germans tearing down the Colom bian passenger jet crashes, border near the northern city of barricades along a 7-mile stretch of 0 0Luebeck, authorities and witnesses the border near Luebeck. witnesses see explosion, 'no survivors' said.WetGratlvionswd The barricades, part of an West German television showed elabrat ani-ecapesysem hat footage of green-clad border guards BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -began reporting the crash in a elaborate anti-escape system that fotag up barbed wire in larde A Colombian passenger jet, rural area near the town of runs parallel to the actual border rol ing dw n lges apparently rocked by an Soacha, about 10 miles south of incorrugated iron and gathering what explosion, crashed south of Bogota. were erected over the years to appeared to be electrical equipment Bogota Monday morning and "The plane suddenly exploded discourage East Germans from Tpe Easb Geral equipmere witnesses said there appeared to bam, it was a matter of seconds," There was no explanation of the being approached by souenir be no survivors, one witness said. oTer wast exmanaionrofes hunters, a West German border An aviation official said the Others said it appeared no one move from East German authorities hunr saidW Avianca Airlines Boeing 727 survived. and it was not clear if the barricades carried six crew members and 101 were being removed along the entire "One traveler asked a GDR (East passengers but radio reports said "There are no survivors," said border. The walls and fences that German) officer if he was allowed to there were only about 60 people Octavio Sierra, a resident who mark the actual border were left take a piece of barbed wire with him. aboard the plane, which is capable said the plane crashed near his intact. He was given it and brought it back of carrying about 135 passengers. home. "The bodies are scattered East Germany's communist to me," the guard said. Many witnesses told radio and many are mutilated. There is government announced Monday it The barricades have become stationsthe plane caught fire, then no one alive. has granted travel visas in the past obsolete since the dramatic Nov. 9 exploded shortly after takeoff at "I saw the plane that seemed three weeks to 11.3 million East opening of the Berlin Wall. Since 7:13 a.m. from Bogota's El like a ball of fire fall to the Germans, or more than two-thirds then, millions of East Germans have Dorado Airport en route to the ground," he said. "The pieces of the 16.6 million population. traveled to West Germany, and city of Cali. the plane flew into the air when it The relax at i on of travel thousands have chosen not to return. A control tower official said crashed into the ground. The restrictions followed weeks of mass About 1.5 million East Germans within four minutes, witnesses plane broke in two." demonstrations for political reform visited the West in the past weekend and the exodus of hundreds of alone.


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