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Vol. II, No. 43 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Nov. 30, 1989


A ir Force to maintain MX missiles at 6 bases


Proposed plans call for emptying

silos at F. E. Warren Air Force Base


WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Air
Force announced Wednesday that
planned rail-mobile MX nuclear
missiles will be based at six Air Force
installations in Louisiana, North
Dakota, Washington, Texas,
Arkansas and Michigan beginning in
1992.
The Bush administration plans to
take 50 MX missiles out of their silos
at F.E. Warren Air Force Base,
Wyo., and place them on trains that
would move around the country
during a superpower crisis.
The Air Force announced it
selected the following for rail
garrison sites: Barksdale Air Force
Base, La.; Grand Forks Air Force
Base, N.D.; Fairchild Air Force
Base, Wash.; Dyess Air Force Base,
Texas; Little Rock Air Force Base,
Ark.; and Wurtsmith Air Force Base,
Mich.
It earlier said the main operating
base for the rail garrison scheme
would remain at F.E. Warren Air
Force Base in Wyoming.
Each base would have four to six
trains.
Other installations considered but
rejected were Minot Air Force Base,
N.D,., Malmstrom Air Force.Base,
Mont., Eaker Air Force Base, Ark.,
and Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
"The selections for Peacekeeper
(MX). Rail Garrison basing were
made using specific operational
requirements, including access to the
National Rail Network, land


availability, installation security,
environmental impact and other
factors," the Air Force said.
Under the rail basing scheme, two
missiles will be placed aboard 25
trains to be housed at existing Air
Force locations. The trains will
remain on base on a day-to-day alert
basis and would disperse only during
a national emergency.
"After leaving the installations, the
trains will have access to more than
120,000 miles of available
commercial track. This dispersal will
offer enhanced ICBM survivability
in the event of an enemy attack," the
Air Force said.
Plans call for the first train bearing
two MX missiles to become
operational in 1992.
In Louisiana, Sen. J. Bennett
Johnston, D-La., and Rep. Jim
McCrery, R-La., hailed the selection
and said the system will create up to
500 new jobs and generate as much as
$100 million in the Shreveport-
Bossier area.
But Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., a
member of the Senate Armed
Services Committee, said he
remained opposed to missile despite
the selection of the Michigan base.
"As the threat from the Soviets and
their allies diminishes, why should we
go ahead with this $10 billion
redundant nuclear weapons system?"
Levin asked.
Referring to news reports that the
Army may seek to end M-1 tank


production in 1991, Levin said, "I
tank production ends, we lose man
more jobs than the MX program
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would create in Michigan. That's not
a good tradeoff, for Michigan or for
the nation."


Armed services draft plans for major budget cuts


WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The
U.S. armed, services have drafted
plans for major cuts in military
personnel and weapons by 1994 to
meet Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney's call for deep budget cuts,

AF set to discuss

tour length changes
HOWARD AFB1 (24 COMPW/
PA) -- There will be four meetings
at the Howard AFB base theater
Monday that will include
discussions on prorations and
tour lengths.
J a.m. -- Unaccompanied
personnel on short 15-month or
extended short 27-month tours.
10:30 a.m. -- Accompanied
personnel whose dependents
never joined them in Panama; 30,
36, 42 and 48-month tours and
those who had their tours changed
to 27 months.
1 p.m. -- Personnel who early-
returned their dependents.
3 p.m. --Military married to
military without dependents.

Inside .,

'Slain'pilot alive...p.3
Europe faces battle... p.
Army wins War' ...p.6
Notkiias breves.... p.8


the Washington. Post reported this
week.
The Post said more than 250,000
military personnel could be cut and
three active-duty Army divisions,
five Air Force fighter wings and 62
Navy ships could be eliminated.
Citing Defense Department
officials, the Post said the proposed
reductions would dramatically
change the face of the armed forces
and force major shifts in U.S.
military strategy and the global
deployment of ships, aircraft and
personnel.
It would mean a 16 percent
reduction in active Army combat
divisions, a 20 percent cut in the Air
Force's fighter wings and an 11
percent cutback of naval ships, the
paper said.
It said military leaders had
proposed to start the cuts in the fiscal
1991 budget that begins next Oct. 1,
with the full reductions scheduled to
be completed by 1994.
But Cheney "is still engaged in a
political duel" with Office of
Management and Budget Director
Richard Darman, who is seeking
even deeper military spending cuts,
the Post said.
Cheney reportedly began planning
for major military cuts two months
ago.
But he has toughened his resolve in
response to reduced East-West
tension sparked by the political


upheavals sweeping Eastern Europe
and political pressures from


Darman, who is anxious to reduce
the federal deficit, the Post said.


Noriega claims RP willing to talk

with U.S. concerning differences
PANAMA CITY, Panama about it in advance and U.S. troops
(Reuter) - Gen. Manuel Antonio blocked roads to Noriega's
Noriega said Wednesday that headquarters the day it occurred.
Panama would be willing to hold Noriega is under indictment in two
direct talks with the United States U.S. courts on drug trafficking and
over whatever differences exist other charges, which he has denied.
between the two nations. The Panamanian leader also said
"We are open and disposed to that elections would be held when
discuss under equal conditions the social and economic conditions in the
situation of Panama and the United country improved, but did not give a
States," said Noriega in an address, date. He added that elections also
"We are open to discuss anything." depended upon an end to what he
Noriega, who narrowly survived a called U.S. aggression.
bloody coup attempt Oct. 3 in which The United States has no formal
10 people died, also charged that the diplomatic relations with Panama's
United States had backed the plotters government, which annulled
with close to $3 million, elections held last May in which the
He said the money was mainly opposition claimed victory.
used to recruit backers but he did not Meanwhile, Panama's civilian
elaborate, opposition warned in a statement
"The presence (of the United that any new U.S. economic
States)...is real and specific," he told sanctions aimed at ousting Noriega
a group of Americans here for a would only hurt the Panamanian
conference on U.S. intervention in people by deepening the country's
Central America. "There is no economic crisis.
doubt...that they spent almost $3 Secretary of State James Baker
million." said earlier this month that the
Noriega has charged on earlier United States was considering
occasions that the United StaGfs was imposing additional sanctions. The
involved in the coup. The United existing U.S. sanctions include
States has denied having a role, but forbidding U.S. companies to pay
U.S. officials have said they knew taxes in Panama.


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IMMEDIATERESPONSE -Marines from D Co., 2ndLAIBn., Marine
Forces Panama, cross the Bridge of the Americas Tuesday. Immediately
following notification from the Joint Task Force headquarters, the Marines
mounted their light armored vehicles and once again asserted America's
rights under the 1977 Panama Canal Treaty. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by
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2 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1989

I U.S. news



Thornburgh concerned with security threat


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Attorney General Dick Thornburgh
defended his scuttling of a key Iran-
Contra trial Wednesday, saying "I've
got a job to do"in protecting national
security secrets.
In a testy session with reporters,
Thornburgh also said he would "go
where the evidence leads" in the
Housing and Urban Development
Department scandal. He did not,
however, respond to demands for an
independent investigation of former
HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce, who
served in the Reagan Cabinet with
Thornburgh.
Thornburgh appeared for only the
second time at a daily briefing for
Justice Department reporters. The
meeting became somewhat heated


over Thornburgh's persistent
attempts to stop "news leaks" by
instituting more restrictive press
policies.
Last week, a federal judge
dismissed all Iran-Contra charges
against Joseph Fernandez, the
former top CIA official in Costa
Rica. Thornburgh had barred the use
of some intelligence information at
the Fernandez trial, although special
Iran-Contra prosecutor Lawrence
Walsh said it involved "fictional
secrets" already known to the public.
Fernandez said later that his CIA
superiors approved of his efforts on
behalf of White House aide Oliver
North's secret, illegal supply
operation on behalf of the
Nicaraguan Contras.


"It's not easy" balancing national
security against a defendant's right to
a fair trial, Thornburgh said.
"You can run but you can't hide
from making tough decisions in this
office," the attorney general added.
"I've got a job to do."
The American Civil Liberties
Union asked top congressional
leaders Wednesday to investigate
Thornburgh's actions in the
Fernandez case.
Morton Halperin, director of the
ACLU Washington office, said
"there is a strong possibility that
Thornburgh's action stemmed more
from the CIA's desire both to protect
Fernandez and to cover up its own
involvement in the Iran-Contra
affair, as well as from Thornburgh


and the Bush administration's
reluctance to see the case go to trial
than from any real threat to national
security."
Thornburgh spokesman David
Runkel said, "He very carefully
cross-examined the intelligence
agencies on their reasons for keeping
this material out of the trial and was
satisfied that there are national
security concerns."
Thornburgh also was questioned
about the scandal during the Reagan
administration at HUD and calls by
Democratic members of Congress
for a special prosecutor.
"Dick Thornburgh is going to go
where the evidence leads," the
attorney general said, but he did not
elaborate.


Miami police officer to testify in own defense


A shotgun-toting Miami police officer stands in front of the Miami Arena in
Miami's Overtown after a fatal shooting of a black motorcyclist by a white
Miami police officer touched off riots in January. (AP Laserphoto)

Cancer linked to power lines


WASHINGTON (AP) - A study by
a leading U.S. health scientist has
found a statistically significant link
between cancer and human exposure
to electromagnetic fields from the
network of electrical wires that criss-
cross the nation.
The unpublished findings by Dr.
Genevieve Matanoski of Johns
Hopkins University add to a rising
sense of concern in the American
scientific community that health
risks from power distribution lines
no longer can be ruled out.
Ms. Matanoski, a professor of
epidemiology, said in a telephone
interview Wednesday her findings
were preliminary and required
further testing.
The major conclusions from her
study of 50,000 New York state
telephone workers are that there may
be an increased risk of leukemia
among active workers, and that
incidence rates for almost all types of
cancer are highest among linemen,
whose exposure to electromagnetic


fields is the highest in the telephone


worker group.
Ms. Matanoski also found
exceptionally high rates of breast
cancer among male technicians who
work on central office telephone
switching equipment. Her study
found two cases of breast cancer
among 9,500 central office
technicians; ordinarily the incidence
rate for males would be about one in
one million, she said.
Ms. Matanoski reported on her
study at a technical meeting
sponsored jointly by the Energy
Department and the Electric Power
Research Institute in Portland, Ore.,
Nov. 15. She said she expected to
publish the findings early next year.
Ms. Matanoski stressed in the
interview that she was not yet
convinced of any health danger
associated with power lines, but said
she no longer was willing to rule it
out. She said she needed to study a
larger number of workers in further
research.


MIAMI (UPI) - A Hispanic
policeman who killed a black
motorcyclist in January, sparking
three days of racial riots, was
following routine police procedure
just before the shooting, a
criminologist testified Wednesday.
Meanwhile, defense attorney Roy
Black said Miami Officer William
Lozano would testify Thursday to
give his own account of the Jan. 16
shooting.
"He wants to explain what
happened so he wants to testify,"
Black said during a court recess. "I
have no doubt that when one is a
public official, a police officer, there
are expectations that you explain
your actions."
Lozano, 31, is charged with
shooting motorcyclist Clement
Lloyd, 23, while he was fleeing
another officer in a patrol car. Lloyd
was shot in the head and died
instantly. His passenger, Allan
Blanchard, 24, died the next day
from injuries suffered in the ensuing
crash.
Lozano, a five-year policeman, is
charged . with two counts of
manslaughter and would face 60
years in prison if convicted.
William J. Bopp, a criminologist at
Florida Atlantic University, testified
Wednesday that Lozano was using
routine law enforcement procedure
when he stepped into the street after
hearing Lloyd's motorcycle.


Lozano, who was sent to
Overtown to investigate a report of a
domestic disturbance, was discussing
an unrelated matter with an
Overtown resident just before the
shooting.
"When Officer Lozano walked
into the street, he was engaging in a,
routine form of police activity,"
Bopp said. "And that police activity
he engaged in violated no police
standards that I'm aware of - If
you're curious as a police officer, you
must investigate."
The shooting, which occurred in
the black community of Overtown
following a parade honoring Martin
Luther King Jr.'s birthday, set off
three days of rioting in Miami's black
communities.
Lozano claims he shot Lloyd in
self-defense as the motorcyclist tried
to run him over with his high-
performance Kawasaki Ninja 600.
Prosecutors claim Lozano's life was
never in danger and the shooting was
unjustified.
There was no way for Lozano to
know he was about to be involved in
a potentially dangerous situation,
Bopp said.
"Also, it is my opinion," he
volunteered, "that it could not have
been reasonably foreseeable to Officer
Lozano when he walked out into the
street that anybody's life, including
his own, could have been in jeopardy
just by walking in the street."


Rape victim returns to Wall Street


NEW YORK (UPI) - A
woman attacked and raped by a
gang of teenagers during a Central
Park jog last spring has returned
to her job at a top Wall Street
investment firm and spends her
leisure time jogging in the city,
sources said Wednesday.
The 29-year-old woman, who
was left for dead after the April 19
assault, returned to work as an
associate in corporate financing at
Salomon Brothers at 1 New York


Plaza on Monday, the sources
said.
Her six alleged assailants are
charged with rape and attempted
murder and are now involved in
pretrial hearings.
The woman, who was brain
damaged in the attack, also has
returned to her running routine,
the sources said, jogging in
Manhattan with family members
and friends.


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Bush to complain about Cuba at summit


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush, prompted by a
Nobel Peace Prize winner, said
Tuesday he will urge Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev to halt support
to those "fueling revolution" in
Central America, particularly Cuba's
Fidel Castro.
Speaking with reporters in the
Oval Office, Bush also said he would
protest the abuse of any U.S. citizen's
rights abroad, but added he would
look with disfavor at any attempt by


Americans to overthrow a
government.
The president was apparently
referring to the arrest Sunday of an
American church worker in violence-
torn El Salvador by authorities who
said they found a large cache of
weapons in her yard.
Bush, preparing for a weekend
summit in the Mediterranean with
Gorbachev, said he got a telephone
call early Tuesday from Costa Rican
President Oscar Arias, who won the


1987 Nobel Peace Prize for seeking a
regional solution to conflict in
Central America.
The president said Arias asked him
to urge the Soviet leader to stop
support to those exporting violence
into the regional.
"As Mr. Arias said, there is one
person most responsible for support
of the FMLN (leftist guerrillas)
trying to deny democracy to Central
America, deny democracy to El
Salvador, and that is Fidel Castro,"
Bush said.
The president quickly added that
Arias "at the same time coupled"
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega
as sharing responsibility with Cuba's
communist leader.
The Bush administration
announced Monday that Soviet arms
in Central America would be a chief
topic at the summit, particularly
since the crash Saturday of an
aircraft carrying Soviet-made
missiles into San Salvador. The
Salvadoran government charged the
plane came from Nicaragua.
"I'm very concerned about the
events in Central America," Bush


told he reporters he summoned to the
Oval Office for the purpose of
minimizing expectations about the
summit.
"I will be urging Mr. Gorbachev to
do what they should have done some
time ago - cease support for those
who are fueling revolution,
exporting it in this hemisphere,"
Bush said.
"I don't think I'm blindsiding Mr.
Gorbachev by this, but I will raise
with him, at Arias's request, the fact
that the Soviet Union should stop
feeding Fidel Castro," the president
said.
Six Jesuits priests were massacred
in San Salvador earlier this month
during a rebel offensive. Bush has
said that Salvadoran President
Alfredo Cristiani assured him
government forces were not
involved.
On Sunday, in a further twist of
events, Jennifer Jean Casolo, an
American church worker, was
arrested in the Salvadoran capital
after authorities said they found
large quantities of ammunition and
explosives in her yard.


EL SALVADOR STA TEMENT-President Bush talks to reporters aboard
Air Force One. Bush said Tuesday he will urge Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev to halt support to those '"fueling revolution" in Central America,
particularly Cuba's Fidel Castro. (AP Laserphoto)


Bush OKs Colombia meet


BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) -
President Bush will travel to
Colombia in February to attend an
anti-drug summit with the presidents
of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, the
presidential press office said this
week.
Presidential spokesman Carlos
Osorio said that current plans called
for the summit to be held in
Cartagena, a seaside Caribbean
resort.
He said the exact date, agenda and
venue of the summit would be
determined by a meeting of foreign
ministry officials of the four
countries involved.
The three nations account for
virtually the entire global supply of
cocaine. Nearly all the world's coca
leaf, the raw material for cocaine, is
produced in Peru and Bolivia and the
leaf is then refined into cocaine in
Colombia.
Representatives from the three
South American countries will meet


in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Jan. 10, to
adopt a common stand to take to the
summit with Bush, a senior Bolivian
official told Reuters last week in La
Paz.
The official, Deputy Social
Defense Minister Gustavo Rico, said
officials at the meeting would seek to
adopt a strategy to combat coca
production, cocaine refining and
drug trafficking.
Bush has said he will allocate more
than $250 million in military and law
enforcement assistance to the three
countries next year to help them in
their anti-narcotics campaigns.
The presidents of Colombia, Peru
and Bolivia already had met in early
October in Ica, Peru, to discuss anti-
narcotics strategy and invited Bush
to a summit to discuss the topic.
Bush accepted the invitation
within hours.
The announcement by Colombia
is the first official statement that the
summit will be held in that country.


'Slain 'pilot turns up alive


MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) -
A Nicaraguan pilot who Salvadoran
officials said died in the crash of a
small plane that was smuggling anti-
aircraft missiles to El Salvador's
rebels surfaced Tuesday alive and
well in Managua.
"Here I am, alive," Mauricio
Quiroz, 36, told reporters in the
Nicaraguan capital of Managua.
Salvadoran military officials had
identified Quiroz as the pilot of a
two-engine Cessna 310 aircraft
loaded with Soviet and U.S.-made
anti-aircraft missiles that crashed
Saturday in southeastern El
Salvador.
The officials said they used
evidence collected at the crash site to
determine that one of the four bodies
found in the wreckage was Quiroz.
Three crewmembers also died, one
apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot
wound to the head.
Salvadoran President Alfredo
Cristiani Sunday suspended
diplomatic and commercial ties with
Managua, saying the crash proved
that Nicaragua was secretly arming
the Farabundo Marti National
Liberation Front guerrillas.
The heat-seeking, shoulder-fired


SA-7 and Redeye missiles are not
known to have been used to date in
the FMLN's 10-year-old war against
the government.
Quiroz, dressed in a captain's
uniform of the Nicaraguan airline
Aeronica, displayed his pilot's license
and passport as well as verification
that he piloted an Aeronica flight to
Panama on the day of the El
Salvador crash and returned to
Managua the following day.
"It was a commonplace
commercial flight," he said. Quiroz
said he had not operated small planes
like the Cessna 310.
"I am not familiar with this type of
airplane, the Cessna 310 that carried
those arms. I have never flown that
type of airplane," he said. "I have
been a commercial pilot for Aeronica
since 1981 in (Boeing) 707 and 727
aircrafts"
Quiroz said he flew with
Nicaragua's Sandinista Air Force in
1979 and 1980 but never held military
rank. After leaving the military he
immediately obtained a post as a
commercial pilot for Aeronica,
which has scheduled flights to
Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and
Mexico.


RP regime frees two, retains Endara's guards


PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI)
- Two key Panamanian opposition
figures arrested by intelligence
officers on their return from
Washington were interrogated for
about 21 hours before being freed
Tuesday, the leaders'colleagues said.
Opposition Christian Democratic
Party Vice President Guillermo
Cochez and Francisco Artola, a
trusted adviser to opposition leader
Guillermo Endara, were arrested at
Panama City's Omar Torrijos
International Airport about 6:45
p.m. Monday as they arrived from a
U.S. visit.
They were released about 4 p.m.
Tuesday. Government authorities
declined to confirm the arrests.
Cochez and Artola had traveled to


Washington to represent Panama's
opposition at the Organization of
American States general assembly
held Nov. 13-18.
The opposition attributed the
arrests to anger in the government of
Panamanian Gen. Manuel Antonio
Noriega over reports the Central
Intelligence Agency is recruiting
exiled dissidents for new covert
attempts to oust the military
strongman, who has been indicted in
the United States.
The purported $3 million CIA
scheme was disclosed Nov. 16 by the
Los Angeles Times.
"The detention of the two
prominent leaders of the Democratic
Civil Opposition Alliance falls within


the context of the campaign that the
regime has launched against the
opposition under the slogan, 'an eye
for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,"' an
opposition statement said.
In Washington, the State
Department condemned "this
outrageous act."
"This is only the latest of many
human rights violations perpetrated
by the Noriega regime in its desperate
effort to cling to power," State
Department spokeswoman
Margaret Tutwiler said.
The Panamanian government said
after disclosure of the purported CIA
plan that it could not guarantee the
safety of opposition leaders or U.S.
citizens living in Panama.
Since the aborted Oct. 3 coup


attempt to oust Noriega,
Panamanian authorities have
detained at least three other
opposition leaders at the airport,
including Guillermo Marquez
Amado, Roberto Arosemena and
Mario Galindo. The three said
Panamanian authorities
interrogated and tortured them.
Officials of Panama's G-2
intelligence unit detained two of
Endara's assistants, Miguel Batista
and Ivan Mojica, Nov. 19 on
unspecified charges. Opposition
sources said the two still have not
been released.
Endara, who kept a low profile
since the failed coup attempt, went
into hiding after his two assistants
were arrested.







Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1989

O S C o


ACROSS
1. Roman
philosopher
and patriot
5. Bind tightly'
together
nautt.)
9. Claws
10. Dens
12. Metal
13. One to
whom prope
is bailed (L.)
14. Evening (poe
15. Lament
16. Music note
17. Give up hope
19. Skin tumor
20. Skill
21. Shell for
ice cream
22. Happening
each day
25. Leagues, as
of German
states
26. Begrudge
27. Distress
signal
28. Pig pen
29. Sleeveless
garments
33. Native fort
34. Young sheep
35. Perish
36. Mountain
nymphs
38. Piece of
baked clay
39. Taut


40. Moved, as by
using a pole
41. Having toes
DOWN
1. Cut, as a
roast
2. Fragrant wood
of agalloch
3. 2,000 lbs.
4. Ahead
5. Instinctive
discernment
6. Scold
7. Trouble
8. Profess


9. Bound addition
11. Nets 29. Compact stones,
12. Lure commonly green
15. Cunning 30. Urban
18. Chummy official (Rom.)
19. Gained 31. Vexed
21. A point, as 32. Plant ovule
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EC summit facing battle over future

PARIS (Reuter) -- European before their shipboard summit off Kohl, while reassuring his partners East Germany," he said.
Community leaders have agreed to Malta Dec. 2-3. that Bonn would not be seduced Kohl's role in the monetary union
smooth Eastern Europe's path to But Mitterrand believes that as away from EC integration by the debate in Strasbourg will be pivotal,
democracy with cash but the battle Europe's ideological barriers are prospect of reunification with East since his government is split between
over the future of the Community dismantled, a strong and deeply- Germany, stressed the urgency of those who want to send a strong
itself remains to be fought. integrated European Community helping the leading reformers - political signal to the Community
British Prime Minister Margaret will be needed as the central pillar of Poland and Hungary. and those who worry that the Delors
Thatcher, so often a discordant voice the continent's new political order. "If the reforms in Poland and plan will erode the leading role of the
at EC gatherings, praised the Having chaired a three-hour Hungary...should fail it would have West German mark and the
"harmony and unanimity" of the debate on Eastern Europe at the unpredictable consequences for the Bundesbank in the EC's economic
leaders' dinner in Paris Saturday. Elysee Palace Saturday, he intends to whole of Europe and not least for affairs.
But she made clear that next use the Dec. 8-9 summit in
month's regular EC summit in Strasbourg to move the Community
Strasbourg will be a more combative in that direction by accelerating its
affair if France tries to use the drive for economic and monetary
upheavals in the Soviet bloc to union.
propel the Community faster "We will now have our minds
towards a common EC currency and clearer to talk about EC structures
central bank. (in Strasbourg)," he said after the-
"It really would be very ironic if we dinner.
were insisting that Eastern Europe The monetary union model
moves to full democracy and full favored by Mitterrand and European
human rights as a condition of aid, Commission President Jacques
while we ourselves take something Delors would create a federal central
out of the heart of parliamentary banking system and give EC
control and out of democratic institutions control over the
accountability," she told a news budgetary policies of the member ,
conference. states.
The 12 Community leaders agreed Thatcher has vowed to fight such
that the breaching of the Berlin Wall, an enormous transfer of power to
the revolts in the Soviet republics and Brussels and insists that the
the daily retreat of communism in the Community should concentrate on
East bloc must not lead to any its plans to become a giant barrier-
revision of the post-World War Two free market by the end of 1992.
borders in Europe. Other leaders made clear Saturday
French President Francois that the changes in Eastern Europe
Mitterrand, who currently chairs EC were bound to overshadow the HARMONIOUS THATCHER? - British Prime Minister Margaret
meetings, will make that clear in Strasbourg summit, whatever the Thatcher, often a discordant voice at European Community gatherings, has
telephone calls to President Bush and formal agenda. praised the "harmony and unanimity" of the most recent gathering. She is
Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev West German Chancellor Helmut shown here with Cypriot President George Vassilou. (AP Laserphoto)

Ireland'sAIDS epidemic center of controversy
DUBLIN, Ireland (Reuter) - doubling every nine months in ass," said Richard Branson, chief of phase of the disease," government
Dublin, the city at the center of the Ireland but the sale of condoms is Britain's Virgin record store chain, health spokesman Liam Flanagan
fastest-growing AIDS epidemic in confined by law to pharmacies and after the court threw out a case said.
Europe, has been hit by a dispute family planning clinics, against the stall at his Dublin shop on "The number of cases of AIDS in
over the sale of condoms, widely The Irish Family Planning a technicality. Ireland is doubling every nine
recognized as one of the most Association was taken to court last "I want to make condoms in months," he said. In Britain the
effective measures for preventing the month for selling condoms at a Ireland as common as sliced bread," figure doubles every two years, in
killer disease. record store in the Irish capital. he said after the court dismissed the France and West Germany every
The number of AIDS cases is "In this case, the law is clearly an case because the notice to prosecute two-and-a-half years, he added.
e for was given more than six months after The disease is spread mainly by the
C ro e for som e cocoa w ine. the originalcomplaint wasfiled by an growing community of drug addicts
anonymous protestor. who transmit it through shared
LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuter) - Hot that the cocoa wine is good," he said. Branson's Dublin store sells up to needles and sexual intercourse.
cocoa in the morning may well have The wine is sold throughout 350 condoms a day, many of them to The addicts, who account for
to make room for chilled cocoa wine Nigeria, black Africa's most rural clients visiting the city who are about 60percent of AIDS cases, are a
in the evening if two Nigerian populous country, and has turned up too embarrassed to buy them locally major concern because officials fear
entrepreneurs have their way. in shops as far afield as Amsterdam. in this predominantly Catholic state they could be the main conduit for
For the past year, Equenem Ekanem, 64, a former draftsman where abortion is illegal. Up to 4,000 transmitting the disease to the
Industries Ltd. of Lagos has been and builder, said his partner, Okon Irish women go to Britain each year heterosexual community.
marketing wines made from Equere, an electrician who also is 64, for abortions. The timing of Flanagan's
fermented cocoa beans, using a hit on the idea of making wine from After the court decision, Branson statement was not lost on Donaghy.
patented process that removes the cocoa after developing a taste for told reporters it was incredible that at "In the light of the seriousness of
chocolate taste and smell to create a wine in neighboring Cameroun when a time when every other government the world AIDS crisis and the rising
beverage almost identical to grape it was a French colony, was trying to promote condoms in rate of unplanned pregnancies, this
wine. "When he came back to Nigeria, he the worldwide fight against AIDS, summons only serves to highlight the
"It's popular," co-owner Edet couldn't get wine to drink because in Ireland was trying to stop their sale. ludicrous nature of the contraceptive
Ekanem told Reuters, adding that in the 1950s Nigerians did not drink Irish Family Planning Association laws," she said.
just two months the company sold wine," Ekanem said. chief Christine Donaghy was equally Her association, which gives
about $40,000 worth of wine at $15 Nigeria's tropical climate does not scathing in her criticism of Irish state advice to about 60,000 people a year,
for a 12-bottle case. permit growing grapes, so Equere policy after the case against the stall argues that the contraceptive laws
Cocoa wine is one of many new experimented with various fruits in the record store, which was set up are both medically and morally
products, ranging from cocoa breads without success before trying cocoa by her organization unnecessary and now, in the era of
to chocolate-covered corn candy, beans. "This summons will cause Ireland AIDS, positively dangerous.
that Africa's big cocoa-producing Equenem, which adorns its labels "This summons will cause Under a 1975 law contraceptives
that Afrca's big cocoa-producing with a sketch of a cocoa bean, to be seen, once again, as the -condoms, birth control pills,
countries are studying to boost with a sketch of a cocoa bean, laughingstock of Europe as our -condoms, birth control pills,
d esiconrrsudyin to b t produces six varieties ranging from laughingstock of Europe as our diaphragms and inter-uterine devices
domestic consumption and reduce a "Harmattan dry," named for sandy contraceptive laws and policies - could only be prescribed by
glut that has torpedoed world prices. t sweep down from the remain incomprehensible to our doctors to couples. This was
Ekanem thinks people could Sahara Desert, to a "sweet gold." European neighbors - and rightly amended in 1985 so that condoms
develop a taste for cocoa wine, even if The wine alone will not make so,"she said. could be sold in pharmacies and
their usual tipple may be Beaujolais much of a dent in the hundreds of The case broke in the same week family planning centers without
or Cotes du Rhone. thousands of tons of cocoa Africa that an Irish government health prescription to anyone over 18.
He said free samples given to the produces. Two ounces of cocoa are spokesman told a World Health Up to 95 percent of the Irish
Nigerian presidency and the U.S. all that is needed to make a gallon of . Organization seminar in Dublin that population is Catholic. The church
Embassy in Lagos got favorable wine, Ekanem said. AIDS is spreading faster here than has a major influence on social issues
reviews. One estimate has it that a ton of anywhere else in the European and was a prime mover in helping to
"Last year when the U.S. embassy cocoa would produce all the wine Community. defeat referendums to legalize
Shd their wine night thev commented Niaeria consumes in a year "We are now entering the epidemic abortion and divorce.








6 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1989


Ay sports I


Army won 'The War' ___


by Spec. John Moreland

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - That's funny. I didn't think
airmen knew what PT tests were.
That must be tradition too.
The author (fiction writer) of
Tuesday's less-than-stellar Turkey
Bowl commentary did get one thing
right; Army grabbed overall honors.
But the article failed to qualify Air
Force's second-place finish as
distant.
No surprise here.
Why? Because the football game is
all Air Force can boast of, and that's
controversial. Their consciences
should be haunting them by now.
Anyone remember their only
touchdown - maybe a flag that was
pulled short of the goal line? If not for
a questionable call, the game is a 3-3
tie.
Game highlights on SCN showed
irrefutable evidence that the Air
Force runner's flag was pulled at the
4-yard line. Too bad Turkey Bowl
hasn't instituted the NFL's instant
replay rule.
Now let's sling a little mud.
Army, runners that they are,
would've run by Air Force all day on
a dry field. The mud slide the game
was played on was an advantage for
the bigger, I mean heavier, airmen.
Gotta take exception to the
remarks about Army's fans. Where
were the fans? Working - bearing
the burden of protecting America's


treaty rights and deterring the
increased threat to all serving here.
Obviously the same burden Army
had been shouldering while the Air
Force team was practicing football.
Even with their speed negated by
the mud, Army played a good, clean
game; and well, if not for that shaky
call, who knows....
Enough point-and-counterpoint.
Army's track and biathlon athletes
are to be lauded. Combined they
didn't concede a single point
advantage. That's not "respectable."
It's phenomenal.
Our 10-K racers, who earned
national acclaim running the Army
10-Miler in October, outdistanced
the Turkey Bowl field easily.
Army team member, Richard
Downie, best described Air Force's
running effort when he quipped,
"They started off like F-16s but
finished like C5As."
To soldiers, fitness is a matter of
pride. Yet, Air Force made jest of
being so badly mismatched.
The Army does make runners of its
soldiers. That was evident Turkey
Bowl day. Army notched a string of
first place finishes: men's 10-K, men's
2-mile relay and the men's and
women's biathlon.
Their success is a credit to Army's
emphasis on fitness. Air Force, you
can rest assured Army is more
reliable than an alarm clock. As long
you remain in Panama, our
thundering cadences will break your
morning calm - at least until you
break your PT or PC (whatever)
tradition.


Ttd


by The Associated Press

BASEBALL
National League
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -
Signed Walt Terrell, pitcher to a
three-year contract. Placed Brian
Fisher, pitcher, on waivers for the
purpose of giving him his
unconditional release.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
- Activated Danny Manning,
forward, from the injured list.
Waived Carlton McKinney,
guard.

FOOTBALL
National Football League
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -


Waived Undra Johnson, running
back. Signed Bobby Morris,
running back.

HOCKEY
National Hockey League
NEW YORK ISLANDERS --
Traded Mikko Makela, right
wing, to the Los Angeles Kings for
Ken Baumgartner, defenseman,
and Hubie McDonough, center.

NEW YORK RANGERS -
Signed Rob Zamuner, center.

COLLEGE FLORIDA -
Announced that Kelly McKinnon,
guard-forward, has left the
basketball team.
UCLA - Named Greg
Giovanazzi men's assistant
volleyball coach.


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BEISBOL
Liga Americana
PITTSBURGH PIRATES -
Walt Terrell firm contrato por
tres afios. Brian Fisher fue
despedido.
BALONCESTO
Asociaci6n Nacional de
Baloncesto
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
- Regresa Danny Manning.
Carlton McKinney sale del
equipo.
FUTBOL
Liga Nacional de Futbol
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -


Renuncia Undra Johnson. Bobby
Morris firma contrato.
HOCKEY
NEW YORK ISLANDERS -
Intercambian a Mikko Makela
para Los Angeles Kings por Ken
Baumgartner y a Hubie
McDonough.
NEW YORK RANGERS -
Contratan a Rob Zamuner.
UNIVERSITARIO
FLORIDA - Anunci6 el retire
de Kelly McKinnon del equipo de
baloncesto.
UCLA - Nombran a Greg
Giovanazzi como el asistente del
entrenador de volfbol.


.4 rmy athlete Susan Sine soundly defeated all competition in the women's
biathlon. She finished with a time of 18.06, trouncing her closest competitor by
more than two minutes. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. Bob Blocher)


Mavericks fire coach


DALLAS (AP) - Dallas
Mavericks coach John MacLeod
confirmed Wednesday that he has
been removed as head coach of the
team.
"I was told that noon today that I
would be relieved of my duties as
coach of the Mavericks," MacLeod
said.
He said there "were a multitude of
reasons, and the team had a
multitude of problems, and I am
relieved of my job."
"They felt the change was needed,
so I'm out." Assistant coach Richie
Adubato has been named interim
coach, radio station KLIF reported.
The Mavericks were playing at
home Wednesday night against the
Charlotte Hornets. Going into the
game, Dallas was 5-6, including a 47-
point loss last Saturday to Seattle.
The team also has been stung by
the loss of forward Roy Tarpley, who
was indefinitely suspended following
his arrest on driving while
intoxicated charges. Tarpley had
been suspended before because of
drug problems.
"There are things in the coaching
ranks that you don't have any control
over. You don't have any control
over injuries and you don't have
control over drug problems,"
McLeod said.
The loss to Seattle was the team's
worst ever in Reunion Arena and
their second worst in franchise
history.
MacLeod, owner Donald Carter,
general manager Norm Sonju, and
Rick Sund, vice president of
basketball operations, met
Wednesday morning to discuss the
team's poor start.


MacLeod joined the Mavericks on
June 4, 1987, succeeding Dick Motta,
who retired May 20, 1987.
In the 1988 playoffs, MacLeod
took the Mavs to the seventh game of
the Western Conference finals
against the eventual NBA champion
Los Angeles Lakers.

Bruins win 5-1,

take 8 of last 9
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cam Neely
extended his goal-scoring streak
to a league-high eight games and
Bobby Carpenter and Ken
Linseman each scored twice as the
Boston Bruins defeated the St.
Louis Blues 5-1 Tuesday night for
their eighth victory in nine NHL
games.
The Bruins raised their record
to 10-2-1 against teams outside the
Adams Division.
Peter Zezel scored for the Blues,
whose six-game home unbeaten
streak came to an end. St. Louis
had been 4-0-2 in that stretch.
Carpenter got his seventh and
eighth goals for Boston. Neely,
who entered the game tied with
seven players for the league lead in
goals, got his 18th of the season at
4:34 of the second period to snap a
1-1 tie. His shot from the left
circle, off a pass from Linseman,
bounced off the stick of goaltender
Vincent Riendeau, over
Riendeau's head and into the net.
Neely's goal-scoring streak is
one short of the team record set by
Phil Esposito during a 76-goal
season in 1970-71.








Tropic Times a
Nov. 30,1989



Duran wants 'fair shake'in bout with Leonard


LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Roberto
Duran said Wednesday he expects
the ringside judges to favor Sugar
Ray Leonard when the two fight Dec.
7.
"I'm aware of the judges," Duran
said through an interpreter. "I hope
they're fair and give me a fair shake if
we go the distance, but I'm looking
for a knockout. I can't expect to get a
decision. Most of .the judges are in
favor of Sugar Ray Leonard."
Leonard dismissed Duran's
comments at a news conference


leading to the Las Vegas, Nev., bout
in which Leonard will defend his
World Boxing Council super
middleweight crown.
"I don't think he means that,"
Leonard said. "What's he going to
say when he is asked a question like
that?" Leonard and Thomas Hearns
fought a controversial draw last
June. Leonard feels he beat Hearns
but many others believe Hearns was
robbed. Leonard, 33, admits he was
at something short of his best.
"When you try to analyze and


come up with theories as to why
certain things happened, my last fight
was not that impressive because I'm
my worst critic," he said. "But, you
know something, people try to figure
out what motivates Ray. They say
Duran has more motivation than I
do. Yet the fact of the matter is that
they don't know Ray Leonard. They
don't know what makes me tick.
(Marvin) Hagler made me tick. He
(Duran) makes me tick."
Duran has waited 9 1/2 years for a
rubber match with Leonard. The 38-


Roberto Duran expects to knock out Sugar Ray LeonardDec. 7 in Las Vegas, Nev., but says most of thejudges will be in
favor of Leonard. Leonard is a 2-1favorite in the outdoor bout at the new Mirage hotel, and is guaranteed $12.6 million.
(photo by Grover Mateney)

A perfect 10-0


Crimson Tide's Curry makes good


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - His
Georgia Tech losing streak was
ridiculed, and the skeptical said Bill
Curry wasn't an "Alabama man."
Someone even threw a brick through
his window.
But win a few football games, and
how things change.
With a 10-0 record, Alabama is
assured of at least a tie for the
Southeastern Conference title
heading into its game on Saturday at
Auburn, and the Crimson Tide has
moved up to a No. 2 national
ranking, with a chance for No. 1.
"We, as a staff, are obviously
pleased to have been able to
demonstrate that we can coach,"
Curry said. "But I don't think in,
terms of vindication, of getting the
guy down at the filling station to
believe that I'm good. That's just not
important to me."
Not when he was an undersized,
All-Pro center in the NFL. Not when
he won only two games his first two
years at Georgia Tech, his alma
mater. Not when people doubted he
could follow in the footsteps of Bear
Bryant at Alabama.
"I think I'm a good salesman. I
used to sell women's shoes, and 111
guarantee you that's great training
for anything," Curry said in an
interview. "But you can't do that with
a football team. You've got to earn
their respect and that takes years."
Alabama locked up at least a share


of the SEC title three weeks ago with
a victory over Louisiana State. The
Tide can clinch it outright and earn a
trip to the Sugar Bowl against
Auburn, a team Curry has never
beaten - not in seven years at
Georgia Tech or two seasons at
Alabama.
Curry understands the importance
of the game.
As Curry walked off the field at
Baton Rouge, there were chants of
"We want Curry" and he passed near
a banner that read, "Curry, Our Next
Winning Legend."
Legend? Not many people thought
of Curry as a future legend when
then-Alabama President Joab
Thomas named him to replace Ray
Perkins in 1987.
After all, Curry had a 31-43-4
record in seven years at Tech, once
one of Alabama's most hated rivals.
But Thomas, calling football a game
and "nothing beyond that," talked as
much about Curry's integrity and
concern for academics as his
coaching.
Such talk was heresy to many in
the state, and Thomas received death
threats.
The grumbling over Curry's hiring
grew louder when Alabama lost to
lowly Memphis State in 1987 and
finished up a 7-5 campaign with three
straight losses, including a 10-0
shutout to Auburn. Last season, the
Tide fell to Auburn again, blew a 15-0


lead against LSU to ruin the Tide's
SEC title hopes, and even was beaten
on homecoming by Mississippi.
No one seemed to notice that
Alabama finished 9-3 despite
injuries. There were reports that
wealthy alumni were trying to buy
out the final three years of Curry's
five-year contract.
It was after the Ole Miss loss than
one irate fan threw a brick through
Curry's office window.
"If you ever let your life be
controlled by one of those people,
you'll live in fear the rest of your life,"
he said.
Last week, an irate Curry said
death threats had been made against
his players and said he had asked the
FBI to investigate.
"I believe very strongly that to
speak publicly on it was the right
thing to do," Curry said. "I think that
had a hand in shutting it down."
Curry may have had no connection
to Bear Bryant, but he studied under
some of football's best. Bobby Dodd
tutored him at Georgia Tech, and he
played for Vince Lombardi at Green
Bay and Don Shula at Baltimore.
"The fact is, I can't be any of those
guys," Curry said. "I've got to be me.
But I learned something great from
each one.
"Coach Dodd taught us about field
position and ball security and how to
win football games. He taught us
how to improve our odds of winning.


year-old Panamanian weighed 159
1/2 after Tuesday's training session,
according to trainer Carlos
Hubbard. Each fighter must weigh
162 or less or forfeit $1 million.
Leonard, a 2-1 favorite in the
outdoor bout at the new Mirage
hotel, is guaranteed $12.6 million.
Duran, the WBC middleweight title-
holder, signed for $7.6 million, but
promoter Bob Arum said $1.6
million will be deducted to pay a debt
to the Internal Revenue Service.
Mike Trainer, Leonard's lawyer,
said Duran's handlers asked for the
162-pound limit. Duran reportedly
weighed close to 200 pounds before
training.
"The fact of the matter is that
Roberto Duran wanted to fight for
Ray's super middleweight (168-
pound) title because it gave him an
opportunity to win his fifth title,"
Trainer said.
"When I negotiated with his
representatives for this bout, they
were the ones who indicated that they
really wanted Duran to fight for the
middleweight championship because
they felt that he was far more
effective if he had to make the weight
of 160 or less.
"The fact of the matter is we didn't
give a hoot what Roberto Duran
weighed. His people felt the heavier
he was, the worse shape he was in and
worse condition he would be in, and
therefore the worse performance he
would put on. It was their suggestion.
If they went back to him and said it
was something Ray Leonard did or
something Mike Trainer did, that's
not true and it's a misrepresentation."
Mirage officials said nearly all of
the 16,305 stadium seats have been
sold. The fight will be shown in the
United States and Canada on pay-
per-view and closed circuit.



NBA standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L Pct GB
New York 8 4 .667 -
Philadelphia 7 4 .636 1/2
Boston 7 7 .500 2
Washington 7 8 .467 2 1/2
Miami 4 11 .267 5 1/2
New Jersey 3 10 .231 5 1/2
Central Division
Indiana 7 4 .636 -
Detroit 8 5 .615 -
ChicaQo 8 6 .571 1/2
Atlanta 6 6. .500 1 1/2
Cleveland 6 6 .500 1 1/2
Milwaukee 6 6 .500 1 1/2
Orlando 6 7 .462 2


WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
W L Pct GB
Utah 8 3 .727 -
Denver 9 4 .692 -
San Antonio 7 5 .583 1
Houston 8 6 .571 1
Dallas 5 6 .455
Charlotte 3 9 .250
Minnesota 2 11 .154 7
Pacific Division
L.A. Lakers 10 2 .833 -
Portland 11 3 .786 -
Seattle 7 7 .500 4
Phoenix 5 5 .500 4
L.A. Clippers 4 7 .364 5
Sacramento 4 8 .333 6
Golden State 3 9 .250 7


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8 Tropic Times
Nov. 30, 1989


U.S. experts to investigate Aviancajet explosion


BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -
U.S. aviation and bomb experts are
in Colombia to help investigate a
mysterious explosion that downed an
Avianca Airlines Boeing 727 jetliner,
killing all 107 people aboard, officials
said Wednesday.


Goldwater feels

fine after right

hip replaced

PHOENIX (AP) - Former
U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater was
released Wednesday from a
hospital where he underwent hip
replacement surgery earlier this
month. He said he feels rme.
"If I don't run out of parts, I'll
probably be here the rest of my
life," said Goldwater, 80, referring
to St. Luke's Medical Center,
where he has had several major
reconstructive surgeries.
Goldwater has suffered from
degenerative arthritis of his hips
and knees since his early 60s.
The Nov. 14 surgery replaced an
artificial right hip he received in
1975. Goldwater had had similar
surgery on his left hip in June, and
had previously had his left knee
replaced.
Goldwater's "high level of
activity" wore on the original
artificial hip, said his orthopedic
surgeon, Anthony K. Hedley.
Hedle) said Goldwater would
receive therapy at his suburban
Paradise Valley home and
probably would be able to walk
aided only by a cane by early next
year. Goldwater's daughter would
stay with him for a few weeks,
Hedley said.
"I want him to get back to doing
exactly what he wants to do,"
Hedley said.
Hedley said Goldwater's hips
wouldn't need further replace-
ment.
Goldwater, who retired from
the Senate in 1987 following five
terms, appeared relaxed in his
wheelchair as he was questioned
about world affairs and whether
he thought his style of "shooting
from the hip" was responsible for
his medical troubles.
"When I shot from the hip, I
fanned. I didn't get any recoil,"
Goldwater joked.


New~s bif


by The Associated Press

Free elections coming
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -
The Communist-controlled
Parliament on Wednesday swiftly
ended the party's 40-year
monopoly on power in a frantic
effort to satisfy the demands of the
growing pro-democracy move-
ment. A member of the ruling
Communist Politburo said the
first free elections in four decades
could be held within a year.

Comaneci defects
BUDAPEST, Hungary -
Nadia Comaneci, who charmed
the world with her pixie face and
flashy style at the 1976 Olympics,
fled to Hungary from her native
Romania in a pre-dawn dash to
freedom, the state-run MTI news
agency said Wednesday.


A team from the Seattle-based
Boeing Co. joined Colombian
experts to examine the remains of
Flight HK 1803 and decipher the.
"black boxes," which contain crucial
flight information and all radio
communications between the pilots


and the control tower, civil aviation
director Yasid Castano told RCN
radio.
The FBI also dispatched a bomb
specialist to Colombia, the
Washington Post reported. The
newspaper said the bomb specialist


U.S. sends lawyerfor Casolo


WASHINGTON, (Reuter) -
Former U.S. attorney general
Ramsey Clark will travel to El
Salvador today to represent an
American church worker held there
after police discovered a large stash
of arms in her garden, a spokesman
said.
Clark, who served former
president Lyndon Johnson, had
hoped to travel Wednesday but was
foreced to delay his departure due to
problems in getting a visa from
Salvadoran President Alfredo
Cristiani's government.
"We have the visa in hand now and
he will travel today," a spokesman
for Clark said.
Clark has been retained to
represent Jennifer Casolo, a 28-year
old Connecticut native who has
worked in El Salvador for more than
four years for the U.S.-based
Christian Educational Seminars.
Casolo was detained in San
Salvador Sunday after police, acting
on a tip from a guerrilla who was
under interrogation, found a large
stash of arms and ammunition,
including 21,000 rounds for AK-47
rifles, 103 grenades and explosives,
under Casolo's home.
An ecumenical group of church
leaders said they would go to El


Salvador today
Casolo.


to support


Human rights groups have said the
government is trying to use the case
to prove that international
humanitarian groups aid Salvadoran
guerrillas.
Bob Schwartz, an aide to Clark,
harshly criticized the U.S.
government for attempting to try
Casolo in the press.
Fitzwater, commenting on the
Casolo case Monday, told reporters,
"There are indications of her
involvement, that's for certain."
Schwartz said the statements seemed
to indicate that the government was
trying to distort and manipulate
public opinion on recent events in El
Salvador.
He said reports on the recent
killing of six Jesuit priests, which
human rights groups have said
probably were carried out by the
military, have disappeared from the
news media due to the new emphasis
on the Casolo case.
The Clark aide said that after a
great number of interviews with
people who knew Casolo and her
case he did not know of any evidence
linking her to the arms.


was sent at the request of the
Colombian government to help
determine whether the crash was
caused by a criminal act.
The American experts arrived
amid reports that two leftist
politicians from the Patriotic Union
Party had been slain in the past 48
hours.
Hours after the crash, a caller
claiming to be a member of the drug
mafia hit squad "The Extraditables"
told Carocol Radio the plane had
been attacked because "there were
five snitches aboard." Police have
been unable to determine the
authenticity of the call.
Castano said it would be about two
weeks before investigators revealed
the contents of the jetliner's black
boxes, which investigators hope will
help them determine what caused the
crash.
The 727 exploded Monday
morning during a flight from Bogota
to Cali, crashing outside the capital
four minutes after taking off from El
Dorado International Airport. All
101 passengers and six crew were
killed.
Investigators have been unable to
determine what caused the powerful
explosion. Witnesses said they saw
two explosions, one small blast
followed 15 seconds later by a much
larger one that blew the plane into
three large chunks.
Observers and the press have
discussed several possible, causes fqr
the accident, including mechanical
failure and a bomb attack by drug
cartel hitmen, but officials have
refused so far to pinpoint any specific
cause.


Company claims development of direct AIDS test


TORONTO, (Reuter) - A
Canadian biotechnology company
claims to have developed a test for
AIDS which detects the deadly virus
directly without waiting for the
weeks to develop after exposure.
James Rae, president of Cangene
Corp., said Wednesday, "This is so
accurate...if there is no reaction then
it is absolutely guaranteed they don't
have HIV (the AIDS virus)."
The test can be done with a single
drop of blood at room temperature
and in a single test-tube.
"It's very simplistic," Rae said.
The technique has been licensed for
an undisclosed price to Dutch


pharmaceutical company Akzo N.V.
for development and global
marketing.
But the Canadian company sees
the technique, which can be directed
at any virus or bacterium, as having
much wider applications in
agriculture and industry.
It could be used to test.rapidly for
salmonella, the bacterium which
causes severe food poisoning,
allowing manufacturers to check
their output on the production line
rather than storing a food while they
await results, the company said.
Egg producers and dairy firms


could be certain their products were
free of the disease as soon as they
rolled off the production line, rather
than waiting two days for the results
of current tests.
The test, called Nucleic Acid
Sequence Based Amplification or
NASBA for short, checks for a
predetermined nucleic acid specific
to a particular virus or bacterium. If
it finds it, a reaction starts.
"It will multiply the number of
molecules (of the organism), from
say 10 or 100 to well over one billion
within three hours," Rae said.


0 !a rm s


Pre-dawn raid
SAN SALVADOR, El Salva-
dor - Leftist rebels invaded parts
of the capital's most affluent
neighborhoods before dawn
Wednesday and dug in after often-
fierce combat with government
forces. How many people had
been killed in the latest guerrilla
offensive was not clear. Eleven
bodies of combatants were seen
lying in the streets.



Stock market drops
NEW YORK - The stock
market fell in generally lackluster
trading Wednesday amid
continued uncertainty about
interest rates. The Dow Jones
average of 30 industrials fell 13.23
points to 2,688.78.


por la Prensa Asociada

Libertad de elecciones
PRAGA, Checoslovaquii - El
mi6rcoles el Parlamento
Comunista ripidamente puso
final a 40 allos de monopolio en un
verdadero esfuerzo de satisfacer a
las crecientes demands del
movimiento pro-democritico. Un
miembro del Politburo comunista
declar6 que las primeras
elecciones libres podrian ser
dentro de un afio.


Defect Comaneci
BUDAPEST, Hungria -Nadia
Comaneci, quin conquist6 al
mundo con su rostro de hada y su
deslumbrante estilo en la
olimpiadas de 1976, viaj6 a
Hundria deste su pais en un vuelo
de madrugada hacfa la libertad,


report la agencia de noticias
MTI.


Ataque al amanecer
SAN SALVADOR, El Salva-
dor - Rebeldes izquierdistas
invadieron las Areas de la capital
de mayor poblaci6n antes del
amanecer del miercoles. El
numero de muertos no ha sido
verificado. Once cadiveres fueron
encontrados tirados en las calls.



Baja bolsa de valores
NUEVA YORK - El miercoles
la bola de valores baj6
intensamente y la incertidumbre
relacionada con los interises
continue. Los porcentajes del
Dow Jones de 30 industries baj6
de 13.23 puntos a 2,688.78.


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*he Tropic Times Vol. II, No. 43 Quarry Heights, Republic or Panama Nov. 30, 1989 A ir Force to maintain MX missiles at 6 bases production in 1991, Levin said, "If would create in Michigan. That's not Proposed plans call for em tying tank production ends, we lose many a good tradeoff, for Michigan or for more jobs than the MX program the nation." silos at F. E. Warren Air Force Base WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Air availability, installation security, Force announced Wednesday that environmental impact and other planned rail-mobile MX nuclear factors," the Air Force said. missiles will be based at six Air Force Under the rail basing scheme, two installations in Louisiana, North missiles will be placed aboard 25 Dakota, Washington, Texas, trains to be housed at existing Air Arkansas and Michigan beginning in Force locations. The trains will 1992. remain on base on a day-to-day alert The Bush administration plans to basis and would disperse only during take 50 MX missiles out of their silos a national emergency. at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, "After leaving the installations, the f Wyo., and place them on trains that trains will have access to more than would move around the country 120,000 miles of available during a superpower crisis. commercial track. This dispersal will The Air Force announced it offer enhanced ICBM survivability selected the following for rail in the event of an enemy attack," the garrison sites: Barksdale Air Force Air Force said. Base, La.; Grand Forks Air Force Plans call for the first train bearing Base, N.D.; Fairchild Air Force two MX missiles to become Base, Wash.; Dyess Air Force Base, operational in 1992. Texas; Little Rock Air Force Base, In Louisiana, Sen. J. Bennett Ark.; and Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Johnston, D-La., and Rep. Jim Mich. McCrery, R-La., hailed the selection It earlier said the main operating and said the system will create up to base for the rail garrison scheme 500 new jobs and generate as much as would remain at F.E. Warren Air $100 million in the ShreveportForce Base in Wyoming. Bossier area. Each base would have four to six But Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., a trains. member of the Senate Armed Other installations considered but Services Committee, said he rejected were Minot Air Force Base, remained opposed to missile despite N.D., Malmstrom Air Force Base, the selection of the Michigan base. Month Eaker Air Ftrce Base, Ark., I "As the threat from the Soviets and IMMEDIATE RESPONSE -Marinesfrom D Co., 2ndLA IBn., Marine and Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. their allies diminishes, why should we Forces Panama, cross the Bridge of the Americas Tuesday. Immediately "The selections for Peacekeeper go ahead with this $10 billion following notificationfrom the Joint TaskForce headquarters, theMarines (MX) Rail Garrison basig were redundant nuclear weapons system? mounted their light armored vehicles and once again asserted America's made using specific operational Levin asked. rights under the 1977Panama Canal Treaty. (U.S. Marine Corpsphoto by requirements, including access to the Referring to news reports that the rgts unerthe J nC National Rail Network, land Army may seek to end M-1 tank Sgt. Robert C. Jenks) Armed services draft plans for major budget cuts WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The the Washington Post reported this upheavals sweeping Eastern Europe Darman, who is anxious to reduce U.S. armed, services have drafted week. and political pressures from the federal deficit, the Post said. plans for major cuts in military The Post said more than 250,000 V c i R to t l personnel and weapons by 1994 to military personnel could be cut and Jvoriega ciauns R P wilig talk meet Defense Secretary Dick three active-duty Army divisions, Cheney's call for deep budget cuts, five Air Force fighter wings and 62 .Navy ships could be eliminated. A F set to discuss Citing Defense Department PANAMA CITY, Panama about it in advance and U.S. troops officials, the Post said the proposed (Reuter) -Gen. Manuel Antonio blocked roads to Noriega's tour length changes reductions would dramatically Noriega said Wednesday that headquarters the day it occurred. HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW/ change the face of the armed forces Panama would be willing to hold Noriega is under indictment in two PA) -There will be four meetings and force major shifts in U.S. direct talks with the United States U.S. courts on drug trafficking and at the Howard AFB base theater military strategy and the global over whatever differences exist other charges, which he has denied. Monday that will include deployment of ships, aircraft and between the two nations. The Panamanian leader also said discussions oq prorations and personnel. "We are open and disposed to that elections would be held when tour lengths. It would mean a 16 percent discuss under equal conditions the social and economic conditions in the 8 a.m, -Unaccompanied reduction in active Army combat situation of Panama and the United country improved, but did not give a personnel on short 15-month or divisions, a 20 percent cut in the Air States," said Noriega in an address. date. He added that elections also extended short 27-month tours. Force's fighter wings and an 11 "We are open to discuss anything.' depended upon an end to what he 10:30 a.m. -Accompanied percent cutback of naval ships, the Noriega, who narrowly survived a called U.S. aggression. personnel whose dependents paper said. bloody coup attempt Oct. 3 in which The United States has no formal never joined them in Panama; 30, It said military leaders had 10 people died, also charged that the diplomatic relations with Panama's 36, 42 and 48-month tours and proposed to start the cuts in the fiscal United States had backed the plotters government, which annulled those who had their tours changed 1991 budget that begins next Oct. 1, with close to $3 million. elections held last May in which the to 27 months. with the full reductions scheduled to He said the money was mainly opposition claimed victory. I p.m. -Personl who earlybe completed by 1994. used to recruit backers but he did no t Meanwhile, Panama's civilian returned t eir dependents. But Cheney "is still engaged in a elaborate. opposition warned in a statement 3 p.r .-Military married to poli til with i o "The presence (of the United that any new U.S. economic m military edt political duel" with Office of States) .is real and specific," he told sanctions aimed at ousting Noriega military without dependents. Management and Budget Director a group of Americans here for a would only hurt the Panamanian Insd e: Richard Darman, who is seeking conference on U.S. intervention in people by deepening the country's even deeper military spending cuts, Central America. "There is no economic crisis. the Post said. doubt. that they spent almost $3 Secretary of State James Baker 'Slain'pilot alive. .p.3 Cheney reportedly began planning million." said earlier this month that the Eur pefame batde. p-5 for major military cuts two months Noriega has charged on earlier United States was considering ago. occasions that the United States was imposing additional sanctions. The Army WInS 'war'. .p.6 Buthehastoughenedhisresolvein involved in the coup. The United existing U.S. sanctions include Notidas breves. p.8 response to reduced East-West States has denied having a role, but forbidding U.S. companies to pay tension sparked by the political U.S. officials have said they knew taxes ii Panama.

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2 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 F U.S. news Thornburgh concerned with security threat WASHINGTON (UPI) -over Thornburgh's persistent "It's not easy" balancing national and the Bush administration's Attorney General Dick Thornburgh attempts to stop "news leaks" by security against a defendant's right to reluctance to see the case go to trial defended his scuttling of a key Iraninstituting more restrictive press a fair trial, Thornburgh said. than from any real threat to national Contra trial Wednesday, saying "I've policies. "You can run but you can't hide security." got ajob to do"in protecting national Last week, a federal judge from making tough decisions in this Thornburgh spokesman David security secrets. dismissed all Iran-Contra charges office," the attorney general added. Runkel said, "He very carefully In a testy session with reporters, against Joseph Fernandez, the "I've got ajob to do." cross-examined the intelligence Thornburgh also said he would "go former top CIA official in Costa The American Civil Liberties agencies on their reasons for keeping where the evidence leads" in the Rica. Thornburgh had barred the use Union asked top congressional this material out of the trial and was Housing and Urban Development of some intelligence information at leaders Wednesday to investigate satisified that there are national Department scandal. He did not, the Fernandez trial, although special Thornburgh's actions in the security concerns." however, respond to demands for an Iran-Contra prosecutor Lawrence Fernandez case. Thornburgh also was questioned independent investigation of former Walsh said it involved "fictional Morton Halperin, director of the about the scandal during the Reagan HUD Secretary Samuel Pierce, who secrets" already known to the public. ACLU Washington office, said administration at HUD and calls by served in the Reagan Cabinet with Fernandez said later that his CIA "there is a strong possibility that Democratic members of Congress Thornburgh. superiors approved of his efforts on Thornburgh's action stemmed more for a special prosecutor. Thornburgh appeared for only the behalf of White House aide Oliver from the CIA's desire both to protect "Dick Thornburgh is going to go second time at a daily briefing for North's secret, illegal supply Fernandez and to cover up its own where the evidence leads," the Justice Department reporters. The operation on behalf of the involvement in the Iran-Contra attorney general said, but he did not meeting became somewhat heated Nicaraguan Contras. affair, as well as from Thornburgh elaborate. Miami police officer to testify in own defense MIAMI (UPI) -A Hispanic Lozano, who was sent to policeman who killed a black Overtown to investigate a report of a motorcyclist in January, sparking domestic disturbance, was discussing three days of racial riots, was an unrelated matter with an following routine police procedure Overtown resident just before the just before the shooting, a shooting. criminologist testified Wednesday. "When Officer Lozano walked Meanwhile, defense attorney Roy into the street, he was engaging in a. Black said Miami Officer William routine form of police activity," Lozano would testify Thursday to Bopp said. "And that police activity give his own account of the Jan. 16 he engaged in violated no police shooting. standards that I'm aware of -If "He wants to explain what you're curious as a police officer, you happened so he wants to testify," must investigate." Black said during a court recess. "I The shooting, which occurred in have no doubt that when one is a the black community of Overtown public official, a police officer, there following a parade honoring Martin are expectations that you explain Luther King Jr.'s birthday, set off your actions." three days of rioting in Miami's black Lozano, 31, is charged with communities. shooting motorcyclist Clement Lozano claims he shot Lloyd in Lloyd, 23, while he was fleeing self-defense as the motorcyclist tried A shotgun-toting Miamipolice officer stands in front of the Miami Arena in another officer in a patrol car. Lloyd to run him over with his highMiami's Overtown after a fatal shooting of a black motorcyclist by a white was shot in the head and died performance Kawasaki Ninja 600. Miami police officer touched off riots in January. (AP Laserphoto) instantly. His passenger, Allan Prosecutors claim Lozano's life was Blanchard, 24, died the next day never in danger and the shooting was Cancer linked to power lines from injuries suffered in the ensuing unjustified. crash. There was no way for Lozano to WASHINGTON(AP) -A study by fields is the highest in the telephone Lozano, a five-year policeman, is know he was about to be involved in a leading U.S. health scientist has worker group. charged with two counts of a potentially dangerous situation, found a statistically significant link Ms. Matanoski also found manslaughter and would face 60 Bopp said. between cancer and human exposure exceptionally high rates of breast years in prison if convicted. "Also, it is my opinion," he to electromagnetic fields from the cancer among male technicians who William J. Bopp, a criminologist at volunteered, "that it could not have network of electrical wires that crisswork on central office telephone Florida Atlantic University, testified been reasonably forseeable to Officer cross the nation. switching equipment. Her study Wednesday that Lozano was using Lozano when he walked, out into the The unpublished findings by Dr. found two cases of breast cancer routine law enforcement procedure street that anybody's life, including Genevieve Matanoski of Johns among 9,500 central office when he stepped into the street after his own, could have been in jeopardy Hopkins University add to a rising technicians; ordinarily the incidence hearing Lloyd's motorcycle. just by walking in the street." sense of concern in the American rate for males would be about one in scientific community that health one million, she said. risks from power distribution lines Ms. Matanoski reported on her Rape victim returns to W all Street no longer can be ruled out. study at a technical meeting NEW YORK (UPI) -A Plaza on Monday, the sources Ms. Matanoski, a professor of sponsored jointly by the Energy woman attacked and raped by a said. epidemiology, said in a telephone Department and the Electric Power gang ofteenagers during a Central Her six alleged assailants are interview Wednesday her findings Research Institute in Portland, Ore., Park jog last spring has returned charged with rape and attempted were preliminary and required Nov. 15. She said she expected to to her job at a top Wall Street murder and are now involved in further testing. publish the findings early next year. investment firm and spends her pretrial hearings. The major conclusions from her Ms. Matanoski stressed in the leisure time jogging in the city, pTe woans. study of 50,000 New York state interview that she was not yet sources said Wednesday. daagd The woman, who was brain telephone workers are that there may convinced of any health danger The 29-year-old woman, who damaged in the attack, also has be an increased risk of leukemia associated with power lines, but said was left for dead after the April 19 returned to her running routine, among active workers, and that she no longer was willing to rule it assault, returned to work as an the sources said, jogging in incidence rates for almost all types of out. She said she needed to study a associate in corporate financing at Manhattan with family members cancer are highest among linemen, larger number of workers in further Salomon Brothers at 1 New York and friends. whose exposure to electromagnetic research. 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 Programofthe Department of Defense, under the supervision of PFC Megra Johnson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room .Rosemary Chong Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view Carolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. P Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, the T o p 1c im es Tina McBride Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612. Josefina Diez J.

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 3 hemisphere Bush to complain about Cuba at summit WASHINGTON (UPI) -Americans to overthrow a 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for seeking a toldhereportershesummonedtothe President Bush, prompted by a government. regional solution to conflict in Oval Office for the purpose of Nobel Peace Prize winner, said The president was apparently Central America. minimizing expectations about the Tuesday he will urge Soviet leader referring to the arrest Sunday of an The president said Arias asked him summit. Mikhail Gorbachev to halt support American church worker in violenceto urge the Soviet leader to stop "I will be urging Mr. Gorbachev to to those "fueling revolution" in torn El Salvador by authorities who support to those exporting violence do what they should have done some Central America, particularly Cuba's said they found a large cache of into the regional. time ago -cease support for those Fidel Castro. weapons it her yard. "As Mr. Arias said, there is one who are fueling revolution, Speaking with reporters s the Bush, preparing for a weekend person most responsible for support exporting it in this hemisphere," Oval Office, Bush also said he would summit in the Mediterranean with of the FMLN (leftist guerrillas) Bush said. protest the abuse of any U.S. citizen's Gorbachev, said he got a telephone trying to deny democracy to Central "I don't think I'm blindsiding Mr. rights abroad, but added he would call early Tuesday from Costa Rican America, deny democracy to El Gorbachev by this, but I will raise look with disfavor at any attempt by President Oscar Arias, who won the Salvador, and that is Fidel Castro," with him, at Arias's request, the fact Bush said. that the Soviet Union should stop The president quickly added that feeding Fidel Castro," the president Arias "at the same time coupled" said. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Six Jesuits priests were massacred as sharing responsibility with Cuba's in San Salvador earlier this month communist leader, during a rebel offensive. Bush has The Bush administration said that Salvadoran President announced Monday that Soviet arms Alfredo Cristiani assured him in Central America would be a chief government forces were not topic at the summit, particularly involved. since the crash Saturday of an On Sunday, in a further twist of aircraft carrying Soviet-made events, Jennifer Jean Casolo, an missiles into San Salvador. The American church worker, was Salvadoran government charged the arrested in the Salvadoran capital plane came from Nicaragua. after authorities said they found "I'm very concerned about the large quantities of ammunition and events in Central America," Bush explosives in her yard. EL SALVADOR STA TEMENT-PresidentBushtalksto reportersaboard 'Slain i turns up alive Air Force One. Bush said Tuesday he will urge Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to halt support to those 'ueling revolution" in CentralAmerica, particularly Cuba's Fidel Castro. (AP Laserphoto) MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) -SA-7 and Redeye missiles are not A Nicaraguan pilot who Salvadoran known to have been used to date in officials said died in the crash of a the FMLN's 10-year-old war against small plane that was smuggling antithe government. aircraft missiles to El Salvador's Quiroz, dressed in a captain's rebels surfaced Tuesday alive and uniform of the Nicaraguan airline BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) -in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Jan. 10, to well in Managua. Aeronica, displayed his pilot's license President Bush will travel to adopt a common stand to take to the "Here I am, alive," Mauricio and passport as well as verification Colombia in February to attend an summit with Bush, a senior Bolivian Quiroz, 36, told reporters in the that he piloted an Aeronica flight to anti-drug summit with the presidents official told Reuters last week in La Nicaraguan capital of Managua. Panama on the day of the El of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, the Paz. Salvadoran military officials had Salvador crash and returned to presidential press office said this The official, Deputy Social identified Quiroz as the pilot of a Managua the following day. week. Defense Minister Gustavo Rico, said two-engine Cessna 310 aircraft "It was a commonplace Presidential spokesman Carlos officials at the meeting would seek to loaded with Soviet and U.S.-made commercial flight," he said. Quiroz Osorio said that current plans called adopt a strategy to combat coca anti-aircraft missiles that crashed said he had not operated small planes for the summit to be held in production, cocaine refining and Saturday in southeastern El like the Cessna 310. Cartagena, a seaside Caribbean drug trafficking. Salvador. "I am not familiar with this type of resort. Bush has said he will allocate more The officials said they used airplane, the Cessna 310 that carried He said the exact date, agenda and than $250 million in military and law evidence collected at the crash site to those arms. I have never flown that venue of the summit would be enforcement assistance to the three determine that one of the four bodies type of airplane," he said.' "I have determined by a meeting of foreign countries next year to help them in found in the wreckage was Quiroi. been a commercial pilot for Aeronica ministry officials of the four their anti-narcotics campaigns. Three crewmembers also died, one since 1981 in (Boeing) 707 and 727 countries involved. The presidents of Colombia, Peru apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot aircrafts." The three nations account for and Bolivia already had met in early wound to the head. Quiroz said he flew with virtually the entire global supply of October in Ica, Peru, to discuss antiSalvadoran President Alfredo Nicaragua's Sandinista Air Force in cocaine. Nearly all the world's coca narcotics strategy and invited Bush Cristiani Sunday suspended 1979 and 1980 but never held military leaf, the raw material for cocaine, is to a summit to discuss the topic. diplomatic and commercial ties with rank. After leaving the military he produced in Peru and Bolivia and the Bush accepted the invitation Managua, saying the crash proved immediately obtained a post as a leaf is then refined into cocaine in within hours. that Nicaragua was secretly arming commercial pilot for Aeronica, Colombia. The announcement by Colombia the Farabundo Marti National which has scheduled flights to Representatives from the three is the first official statement that the Liberation Front guerrillas. Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and South American countries will meet summit will be held in that country. The heat-seeking, shoulder-fired Mexico. RP regime frees two, retains Endara's guards PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI) Washington to represent Panama's the context of the campaign that the attempt to o us t N o r i e g a, -Two key Panamanian opposition opposition at the Organization of regime has launched against the Panamanian authorities have figures arrested by intelligence American States general assembly opposition under the slogan, 'an eye detained at least three other officers on their return from held Nov. 13-18. for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,"' an opposition leaders at the airport, Washington were interrogated for The opposition attributed the opposition statement said. including Guillermo Marquez about 21 hours before being freed arrests to anger in the government of In Washington, the State Amado, Roberto Arosemena and Tuesday, the leaders'colleagues said. Panamanian Gen. Manuel Antonio Department condemned "this Mario Galindo. The three said Opposition Christian Democratic Noriega over reports the Central outrageous act." P a n a m a n i a n a u t h o r it i e s Party Vice President Guillermo Intelligence Agency is recruiting "This is only the latest of many interrogated and tortured them. Cochez and Francisco Artola, a exiled dissidents for new covert human rights violations perpetrated Officials of Panama's G-2 trusted adviser to opposition leader attempts to oust the military by the Noriega regime in its desperate intelligence unit detained two of Guillermo Endara, were arrested at strongman, who has been indicted in effort to cling to power," State Endara's assistants, Miguel Batista Panama City's Omar Torrijos the United States. Department spokeswoman and Ivan Mojica, Nov. 19 on International Airport about 6:45 Margaret Tutwiler said. unspecified charges. Opposition p.m. Monday as they arrived from a The purported $3 million CIA The Panamanian government said sources said the two still have not U.S. visit. scheme was disclosed Nov. 16 by the after disclosure of the purported CIA been released. They were released about 4 p.m. Los Angeles Times, plan that it could not guarantee the Endara, who kept a low profile Tuesday. Government authorities "The detention of the two safety of opposition leaders or U.S. since the failed coup attempt, went declined to confirm the arrests. prominent leaders of the Democratic citizens living in Panama. into hiding after his two assistants Cochez and Artola had traveled to Civil Opposition Alliance falls within Since the aborted Oct. 3 coup were arrested.

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4 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 LAFF-A-DAY King Crossword ACROSS 1. Roman philosopher -and patriot 5. Bind tightly together (naut.) 1 16 9. Claws 10. Dens 7 9 12. Metal VAN5IJJr 13. One to whom property is bailed (L.) 14. Evening (poet.) a ---"Be patient! There are no 15. Lament shortcuts to success. You've 16. Music note .2.8 30 31 32"It's the lasteSt rumor .and See t ucnl S. Years. 17. Give up hope -thats the truth!" been with us only 22 years. 19. Skin tumor 33-t 'h rh 20. Skill 21. Shell for 3 .36 ice cream 22. Happening each day 25. Leagues, as of German states 40. Moved, as by 9. Bound addition 26. Begrudge using a pole 11. Nets 29. Compact stones, 27. Distress 41. Having toes 12. Lure commonly green signal DOWN 15. Cunning 30. Urban 28. Pig pen 1. Cut, as a 18. Chummy official (Rom.) 29. Sleeveless roast 19. Gained 31. Vexed garments 2. Fragrant wood 21. A point, as 32. Plant ovule 33. Native fort of agalloch on a tooth 34. Final 34. Young sheep 3. 2,000 lbs. 22. An absolute 37. East by 35. Perish 4. Ahead ruler northeast (abbr.) .~._ -The best things ln life got 36. Mountain 5. Instinctive 23. Chief star 38. Also "Rattle thecan opnerwilym, hxe ie ote! nymphs discernment in Scorpio 40. Point (abbr.) me five to ten!" 38. Piece of 6. Scold 24. Climbing plant baked clay 7. Trouble 25. Missile weapon 39. Taut 8. Profess 27. Problems in / E X P L O D E R N D L I UBS X F A F A R M E R I P M U K K P A S H E P M C A D D I C O J Y R E K Y L S E R E L D D E P S R X C I F X H S D L B S Y E H A T A O P I E E I U U A E D E N M N L W P R N P B I I K D Keep your helmeton pass it afong' P C X O E P B E E S H D L C L H H R H I S M O R M D E 0 0 E E E S K A A F A Y A A S R J E R R S F N O J O C K Y N Y D R Fwd ito iqald words m0 Vie diagram They run in ail direction -forward backwArd. up. down and dmaQonay-Sailor Builder Fireman Peddler Umpire Caddie Jockey Rancher I'd like yOU to meet my "The warranty just ran out." Sentry Farmer Lineman Shepherd bitter haf. Skipper Explorer Mailmen a a Answers to Ktng Crossrofessor'Phurble ".word fr %1a d Foi:6,T T! sard? :Yd',T GoTTO F1'omF -------f1491Fi MAPAgg1' '7 B E R AM Ot' iwt1Y !5 N .L 00 Tgec o CA M HAI -733 1 5 Q V 3 b AFl -/ATCii! A 3 0,)T V-N N .g L 'd 3J 3 1A -VLi D

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 5 world roundupI EC summit facing battle over future PARIS (Reuter) -European before their shipboard summit off Kohl, while reassuring his partners East Germany," he said. Community leaders have agreed to Malta Dec. 2-3. that Bonn would not be seduced Kohl's role in the monetary union smooth Eastern Europe's path to But Mitterrand believes that as away from EC integration by the debate in Strasbourg will be pivotal, democracy with cash but the battle Europe's ideological barriers are prospect of reunification with East since his government is split between over the future of the Community dismantled, a strong and deeplyGermany, stressed the urgency of those who want to send a strong itself remains to be fought. integrated European Community helping the leading reformers -political signal to the Community British Prime Minister Margaret will be needed as the central pillar of Poland and Hungary. and those who worry that the Delors Thatcher, so often a discordant voice the continent's new political order. "If the reforms in Poland and plan will erode the leading role of the at EC gatherings, praised the Having chaired a three-hour Hungary.should fail it would have West German mark and the "harmony and unanimity" of the debate on Eastern Europe at the unpredictable consequences for the Bundesbank in the EC's economic leaders' dinner in Paris Saturday. Elysee Palace Saturday, he intends to whole of Europe and not least for affairs. But she made clear that next use the Dec. 8-9 summit in month's regular EC summit in Strasbourg to move the Community Strasbourg will be a more combative in that direction by accelerating its affair if France tries to use the drive for economic and monetary upheavals in the Soviet bloc to union. propel the Community faster "We will now have our minds towards a common EC currency and clearer to talk about EC structures central bank. (in Strasbourg)," he said after the "It really would be very ironic if we dinner. were insisting that Eastern Europe The monetary union model moves to full democracy and full favored by Mitterrand and European human rights as a condition of aid, Commission President Jacques while we ourselves take something Delors would create a federal central out of the heart of parliamentary banking system and give EC control and out of democratic institutions control over the accountability," she told a news budgetary policies of the member conference. states. The 12 Community leaders agreed Thatcher has vowed to fight such that the breaching of the Berlin Wall, an enormous transfer of power to the revolts in the Soviet republics and Brussels and insists that the the daily retreat of communism in the Community should concentrate on East bloc must not lead to any its plans to become a giant barrierrevision of the post-World War Two free market by the end of 1992. borders in Europe. Other leaders made clear Saturday French President Francois that the changes in Eastern Europe Mitterrand, who currently chairs EC were bound to overshadow the HARMONIOUS THA TCHER? -British Prime Minister Margaret meetings, will make that clear in Strasbourg summit, whatever the Thatcher, often a discordant voice at European Community gatherings, has telephone calls to President Bush and formal agenda. praised the "harmony and unanimity" of the most recent gathering. She is Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev West German Chancellor Helmut shown here with Cypriot President George Vassilou. (AP Laserphoto) Ireland's AIDS epidemic center of controversy DUBLIN, Ireland (Reuter) -doubling every nine months in ass," said Richard Branson, chief of phase of the disease," government Dublin, the city at the center of the Ireland but the sale of condoms is Britain's Virgin record store chain, health spokesman Liam Flanagan fastest-growing AIDS epidemic in confined by law to pharmacies and after the court threw out a case said. Europe, has been hit by a dispute family planning clinics. against the stall at his Dublin shop on "The number of cases of AIDS in over the sale of condoms, widely The Irish Family Planning a technicality. Ireland is doubling every nine recognized as one of the most Association was taken to court last "I want to make condoms in months," he said. In Britain the effective measures for preventing the month for selling condoms at a Ireland as common as sliced bread," figure doubles every two years, in killer disease. record store in the Irish capital. he said after the court dismissed the France and West Germany every The number of AIDS cases is "In this case, the law is clearly an case because the notice to prosecute two-and-a-half years, he added. was given more than six months after The disease is spread mainly by the Care for som e cocoa wine? the original complaint was filed by an growing community of drug addicts anonymous protester. who transmit it through shared LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuter) -Hot that the cocoa wine is good," he said. Branson's Dublin store sells up to needles and sexual intercourse. cocoa in the morning may well have The wine is sold throughout 350 condoms a day, many of them to The addicts, who account for to make room for chilled cocoa wine Nigeria, black Africa's most rural clients visiting the city who are about 60 percent ofAIDS cases, are a in the evening if two Nigerian populous country, and has turned up too embarrassed to buy them locally major concern because officials fear entrepreneurs have their way. in shops as far afield as Amsterdam. in this predominantly Catholic state they could be the main conduit for For the past year, Equenem Ekanem, 64, a former draftsman where abortion is illegal. Up to 4,000 transmitting the disease to the Industries Ltd. of Lagos has been and builder, said his partner, Okon Irish women go to Britain each year heterosexual community. marketing wines made from Equere,anelectricianwhoalsois64, forabortions. The timing of Flanagan's fermented cocoa beans, using a hit on the idea of making wine from After the court decision, Branson statement was not lost on Donaghy. patented process that removes the cocoa after developing a taste for told reporters it was incredible that at "In the light of the seriousness of chocolate taste and smell to create a wine in neighboring Cameroun when a time when every other government the world AIDS crisis and the rising beverage almost identical to grape it was a French colony, was trying to promote condoms in rate of unplanned pregnancies, this wine. "When he came back to Nigeria, he the worldwide fight against AIDS, summons only serves to highlight the "It's popular," co-owner Edet couldn't get wine to drink because in Ireland was trying to stop their sale. ludicrous nature of the contraceptive Ekanem told Reuters, adding that in the 1950s Nigerians did not drink Irish Family Planning Association laws," she said. just two months the company sold wine," Ekanem said. chief Christine Donaghy was equally Her association, which gives about $40,000 worth of wine at $15 Nigeria's tropical climate does not scathing in her criticism of Irish state advice to about 60,000 people a year, for a 12-bottle case. permit growing grapes, so Equere policy after the case against the stall argues that the contraceptive laws Cocoa wine is one of many new experimented with various fruits in the record store, which was set up are both medically and morally ranging from cocoa breads without success before trying cocoa by her organization. unnecessary and now, in the era of products,e-covered cocads beans. yT i on. AIDS, positively dangerous. that Africa's big cocoa-producing Equenem, which adorns its labels "This summons win, as Ire Under a 1975 law contraceptives toa chocolate-cvere cordcny, ha kthofacc en to be seen, once again, as the -condoms, birth control pills, countries are studying to boost with a sketch of a cocoagbean, laughingstock of Europe as our diaphragms and inter-uterine devices domestic consumption and reduce a produces six varieties rangin from contraceptive laws and policies -could only be prescribed by ththstreodwrd"Harmattan dry," named for sandy-colonybprsied y glut that has torpedoed world prices. winds that sweep down from the remain incomprehensible to our doctors to couples. This was Ekanem thinks people could Sahara Desert, to a "sweet gold." European neighbors -and rightly amended in 1985 so that condoms develop a taste for cocoa wine, even if The wine alone will not make so," she said. could be sold in pharmacies and their usual tipple may be Beaujolais much of a dent in the hundreds of The case broke in the same week family planning centers without or Cotes du Rhone. thousands of tons of cocoa Africa that an Irish government health prescription to anyone over 18. He said free samples given to the produces. Two ounces of cocoa are spokesman told a World Health Up to 95 percent of the Irish Nigerian presidency and the U.S. all that is needed to make a gallon of Organization seminar in Dublin that population is Catholic. The church Embassy in Lagos got favorable wine, Ekanem said. AIDS is spreading faster here than has a major influence on social issues reviews. One estimate has it that a ton of anywhere else in the European and was a prime mover in helping to "Last year when the U.S. embassy cocoa would produce all the wine Community. defeat referendums to legalize had their wine night they commented Nigeria consumes in a year. "We are now entering the epidemic abortion and divorce.

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6 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 I sports Army won 'The War' treaty rights and deterring the ()F111111 M M M increased threat to all serving here. Obviously the same burden Army by Spec. John Moreland had been shouldering while the Air Force team was practicing football. FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Even with their speed negated by PAO) -That's funny. I didn't think the mud, Army played a good, clean airmen knew what PT tests were. game; and well, if not for that shaky That must be tradition too. call, who knows. The author (fiction writer) of Enough point-and-counterpoint. Tuesday's less-than-stellar Turkey Army's track and biathlon athletes Bowl commentary did get one thing are to be lauded. Combined they right; Army grabbed overall honors. didn't concede a single point Y But the article failed to qualify Air advantage. That's not "respectable. Force's second-place finish as It's phenomenal. distant. Our 10-K racers, who earned No surprise here. national acclaim running the Army Why? Because the football game is 10-Miler in October, outdistanced all Air Force can boast of, and that's the Turkey Bowl field easily. controversial. Their consciences Army team member, Richard should be haunting them by now. Downie, best described Air Force's Anyone remember their only running effort when he quipped, touchdown -maybe a flag that was "They started off like F-16s but pulled short of the goal line? If not for finished like C5As." a questionable call, the game is a 3-3 To soldiers, fitness is a matter of tie. pride. Yet, Air Force made jest of Game highlights on SCN showed being so badly mismatched. irrefutable evidence that the Air The Army does make runners of its Force runner's flag was pulled at the soldiers. That was evident Turkey 4-yard line. Too bad Turkey Bowl Bowl day. Army notched a string of hasn't instituted the NFL's instant first place finishes: men's 10-K, men's replay rule. 2-mile relay and the men's and Now let's sling a little mud. women's biathlon. Army, runners that they are, Their success is a credit to Army's would've run by Air Force all day on ephssuccess ait Fory's a dry field. The mud slide the game emphasis on fitness. Air Force, you was played on was an advantage for reliable than an alarm clock. As long the bigger, I mean heavier, airmen. re an an aam A, ong you remain in Panama, our Gotta take exception to the thundering cadences will break your remarks about Army's fans. Where morning calm -at least until you Army athlete Susan Sine soundly defeated all competition in the women's were the fans? Working -bearing break your PT or PC (whatever) biathlon. She finished with a time of 18:06, trouncing her closest competitor by the burden of protecting America's tradition. more than two minutes. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. Bob Blocher) Transactions_ Mavericks fire coach DALLAS (AP) -Dallas MacLeodjoined the Mavericks on by The Associated Press Waived Undra Johnson, running Mavericks coach John MacLeod June 4, 1987, succeeding Dick Motta, back. Signed Bobby Morris, confirmed Wednesday that he has who retired May 20, 1987. BASEBALL running back. been removed as head coach of the In the 1988 playoffs, MacLeod National League team. took the Mavs to the seventh game of PITTSBURGH PIRATES -HOCKEY "I was told that noon today that I the Western Conference finals Signed Walt Terrell, pitcher to a National Hockey League would be relieved of my duties as against the eventual NBA champion three-year contract. Placed Brian NEW YORK ISLANDERS -coach of the Mavericks," MacLeod Los Angeles Lakers. Fisher, pitcher, on waivers for the Traded Mikko Makela, right said. purpose of giving him his wing, to the Los Angeles Kings for He said there "were a multitude of B -uin' in 1 unconditional release. Ken Baumgartner, defenseman, reasons, and the team had a and Hubie McDonough, center. multitude of problems, and I am ake 8 of last 9 BASKETBALL relieved of my job." t k fls National Basketball Association NEW YORK RANGERS -"They felt the change was needed, ST. LOUIS(AP) -Cam Neely LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Signed Rob Zamuner, center. so I'm out." Assistant coach Richie extended his goal-scoring streak -Activated Danny Manning, Adubato has been named interimgames and forward, from the injured list. COLLEGE FLORIDA -coach, radio station KLIF reported. Bobby Carpenter and Ken Waived Carlton McKinney, Announced that Kelly McKinnon, The Mavericks were playing at Linseman each scored twice as the guard. guard-forward, has left the home Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins defeated the St. basketball team. Charlotte Hornets. Going into the Louis Blues 5-1 Tuesday night for FOOTBALL U CLA -Named Greg game, Dallas was 5-6, including a47their eighth victory in nine NHL National Football League Giovanazzi men's assistant point loss last Saturday to Seattle. The team also has been stung by games. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -volleyball coach. the loss of forward Roy Tarpley, who The Bruins raised their record was indefinitely suspended following to 10-2-1 against teams outside the C am bio de jugadores his arrest on driving while eer e soredfortheBlues, intoxicated charges. Tarpley had whose six-game home unbeaten BEISBOL Renuncia Undra Johnson. Bobby been suspended before because of streak came to an end. St. Louis Liga Americana Morris firma contrato. drug problems. sak bae 4an end. St. PITTSBURGH PIRATES -HOCKEY "There are things in the coaching had been 4-0-2 in that stretch. Walt Terrell firma contrato por NEW YORK ISLANDERS -ranks that you don't have any control Carpenter got his seventh and tres ailos. Brian Fisher fuk Intercambian a Mikko Makela over. You don't have any control eighth goals for Boston. Neely, despedido. para Los Angeles Kings por Ken over injuries and you don't have seven players for the league lead in Baumgartner y a Hubie control over drug problems," goals,gothissl thoftheseasonat BALONCESTO McDonough. McLeod said. 4:34s, goehssc18dhpfrthd sesn a Asociaci6n Nacional de NEW YORK RANGERS -The loss to Seattle was the team's 4:34of the second period to snapa Baloncesto Contratan a Rob Zamuner. worst ever in Reunion Arena and 1-1 tie. His shot from the left LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS UNIVERSITARIO their second worst in franchise circle, off a pas from Linseman, -Regresa Danny Manning. FLORIDA -Anunci6 el retire history. bounced off the stick of goaltender Carlton McKinney sale del de Kelly McKinnondel equipO de MacLeod, owner Donald Carter, Vincent Riendeau, over equipo. baloncesto. general manager Norm Sonju, and Riendeau's head and into the net. FUTBOL UCLA -Nombran a Greg Rick Sund, vice president of Neely's goal-scoring streak is Futbol GiovAna c omelasint d Gel basketball operations, met one short of the team record set by Liga Nacional de Futbol Giovanazzi como el asistente del Wednesday morning to discuss the Phil Esposito during a 76-goal NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -entrenador de volibol. I team's poor start. season in 1970-71.

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Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 I Duran wants 'fair shake'in bout with Leonard LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Roberto leading to the Las Vegas, Nev., bout come up with theories as to why year-old Panamanian weighed 159 Duran said Wednesday he expects in which Leonard will defend his certain things happened, my last fight 1/2 after Tuesday's training session, the ringside judges to favor Sugar World Boxing Council super was not that impressive because I'm according to trainer Carlos Ray Leonard when the two fight Dec. middleweight crown. my worst critic," he said. "But, you Hubbard. Each fighter must weigh 7. "I don't think he means that," know something, people try to figure 162 or less or forfeit $1 million. "I'm aware of the judges," Duran Leonard said. "What's he going to out what motivates Ray. They say Leonard, a 2-1 favorite in the said through an interpreter. "I hope say when he is asked a question like Duran has more motivation than I outdoor bout at the new Mirage they're fair and give me a fair shake if that?" Leonard and Thomas Hearns do. Yet the fact of the matter is that hotel, is guaranteed $12.6 million. we go the distance, but I'm looking fought a controversial draw last they don't know Ray Leonard. They Duran, the WBC middleweight titlefor a knockout. I can't expect to get a June. Leonard feels he beat Hearns don't know what makes me tick. holder, signed for $7.6 million, but decision. Most of the judges are in but many others believe Hearns was (Marvin) Hagler made me tick. He promoter Bob Arum said $1.6 favor of Sugar Ray Leonard." robbed. Leonard, 33, admits he was (Duran) makes me tick." million will be deducted to pay a debt Leonard dismissed Duran's at something short of his best. Duran has waited 9 1/2 years for a to the Internal Revenue Service. comments at a news conference "When you try to analyze and rubber match with Leonard. The 38Mike Trainer, Leonard's lawyer, said Duran's handlers asked for the 162-pound limit. Duran reportedly weighed close to 200 pounds before training. "The fact of the matter is that Roberto Duran wanted to fight for Ray's super middleweight (168pound) title because it gave him an opportunity to win his fifth title," Trainer said. "When I negotiated with his representatives for this bout, they were the ones who indicated that they really wanted Duran to fight for the middleweight championship because they felt that he was far more effective if he had to make the weight of 160 or less. "The fact of the matter is we didn't give a hoot what Roberto Duran weighed. His people felt the heavier he was, the worse shape he was in and worse condition he would be in, and therefore the worse performance he would put on. It was their suggestion. If they went back to him and said it was something Ray Leonard did or something Mike Trainer did, that's not true and it's a misrepresentation." Mirage officials said nearly all of the 16,305 stadium seats have been Roberto Duran expects to knock out Sugar Ray Leonard Dec. 7 in Las Vegas, Nev., but says most of the judges will be in sold. The fight will be shown in the favor of Leonard. Leonard is a 2-1favorite in the outdoor bout at the new Mirage hotel, and is guaranteed$12.6 million. United States and Canada on pay(photo by Grover Mateney) per-view and closed circuit. A perfect 10-0 ..,NBA standings Crimson Tide's Curry makes good EA CtnRn EASTERN CONFERENCE TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -His of the SEC title three weeks ago with lead against LSU to ruin the Tide's Atlantic Division Georgia Tech losing streak was a victory over Louisiana State. The SEC title hopes, and even was beaten W L Pct GB ridiculed, and the skeptical said Bill Tide can clinch it outright and earn a on homecoming by Mississippi. New Yor k 8 4 .667 Curry wasn't an "Alabama man." trip to the Sugar Bowl against No one seemed to notice that Phiiadelphia 7 4 .636 i/2 Someone even threw a brick through Auburn, a team Curry has never Alabama finished 9-3 despite Boston 7 7 .506 2 his window. beaten -not in seven years at injuries. There were reports that Washington 7 6 .467 2 1/2 But win a few football games, and Georgia Tech or two seasons at wealthy alumni were trying to buy Mi ami 4 11 .267 5 1/2 how things change. Alabama. out the final three years of Curry's New Jersey 7 10 .231 5 1/2 With a 10-0 record, Alabama is Curry understands the importance five-year contract. r assured of at least a tie for the of the game. It was after the Ole Miss loss than central Division Southeastern Conference title As Curry walked off the field at one irate fan threw a brick through Indiana 7 4 .636 heading into its game on Saturday at Baton Rouge, there were chants of Curry's office window. Detroit 8 5 .615 Auburn, and the Crimson Tide has "We want Curry" and he passed near "If you ever let your life be Chicano B 6 .571 1/2 moved up to a No. 2 national a banner that read, "Curry, Our Next controlled by one of those people, Atlanta 6 6. .500 1 1/2 ranking, with a chance for No. 1. Winning Legend." you'll live in fear the rest of your life," Cleveland 6 6 .500 1 1/2 "We, as a staff, are obviously Legend? Not many people thought he said. Milwaukee 6 6 .500 1 1/2 pleased to have been able to of Curry as a future legend when Last week, an irate Curry said Orlando 6 7 .462 2 demonstrate that we can coach," then-Alabama President Joab death threats had been made against WESTERN CONFERENCE Curry said. "But I don't think in Thomas named him to replace Ray his players and said he had asked the Midwest Division terms of vindication, of getting the Perkins in 1987. FBI to investigate. guy down at the filling station to After all, Curry had a 31-43-4 "I believe very strongly that to W L Pct GB believe that I'm good. That's just not record in seven years at Tech, once speak publicly on it was the right Utah 8 3 .727 important to me." one of Alabama's most hated rivals. thing to do," Curry said. "I think that Denver 9 4 .692 Not when he was an undersized, But Thomas, calling football a game had a hand in shutting it down." San Antonio 7 5 .585 1 1/2 All-Pro center in the NFL. Not when and "nothing beyond that," talked as Curry may have had no connection Houston B 6 .571 1 1/2 he won only two games his first two much about Curry's integrity and to Bear Bryant, but he studied under Dallas 5 6 .455 years at Georgia Tech, his alma concern for academics as his some of football's best. Bobby Dodd Charlotte 3 9 .250 5 1/2 mater. Not when people doubted he coaching. tutored him at Georgia Tech, and he Minnesota 2 11 .154 7 could follow in the footsteps of Bear Such talk was heresy to many in played for Vince Lombardi at Green Pacific Division Bryant at Alabama. the state, and Thomas received death Bay and Don Shula at Baltimore. L. A. Lakers 10 2 .833 "I think I'm a good salesman. I threats. "The fact is, I can't be any of those Portland 11 3 .786 used to sell women's shoes, and I'll The grumbling over Curry's hiring guys," Curry said. "I've got to be me. guarantee you that's great training grew louder when Alabama lost to But I learned something great from Seattle 7 7 .500 4 for anything," Curry said in an lowly Memphis State in 1987 and each one. Phoenix 5 5 .500 4 interview. "But you can't do that with finished up a 7-5 campaign with three "Coach Dodd taught us about field L.A. Clippers 4 7 .364 5 1/2 a football team. You've got to earn straight losses, including a 10-0 position and ball security and how to Sacramento 4 8 .133 6 their respect and that takes years." shutout to Auburn. Last season, the win football games. He taught us Golden State 3 9 .250 7 Alabama locked up at least a share Tide fell to Auburn again, blew a 15-0 how to improve our odds of winning.

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8 Tropic Times Nov. 30, 1989 U.S. experts to investigate Avianca jet explosion BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -A team from the Seattle-based and the control tower, civil aviation was sent at the request of the U.S. aviation and bomb experts are Boeing Co. joined Colombian director Yasid Castano told RCN Colombian government to help in Colombia to help investigate a experts to examine the remains of radio. determine whether the crash was mysterious explosion that downed an Flight H K 1803 and decipher the The FBI also dispatched a bomb caused by a criminal act. Avianca Airlines Boeing 727 jetliner, "black boxes," which contain crucial specialist to Colombia, the The American experts arrived killing all 107 people aboard, officials flight information and all radio Washington Post reported. The amid reports that two leftist said Wednesday. communications between the pilots newspaper said the bomb specialist politicians from the Patriotic Union Party had been slain in the past 48 hours. Goldwater leels U.S. sends lawyerfor Casolo Hours after the crash, a caller claiming to be a member of the drug fine after right WASHINGTON, (Reuter) -Salvador today to support mafia hit squad "The Extraditables" Former U.S. attorney general Casolotold Carocol Radio the plane had hip replaced Ramsey Clark will travel to El Human rights groups have said the been attacked because "there were Salvador today to represent an government is trying to use the case five snitches aboard." Police have PHOENIX (AP) -Former American church worker held there to prove that international been unable to determine the U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater was after police discovered a large stash humanitarian groups aid Salvadoran authenticity of the call. released Wednesday from a of .arms in her garden, a spokesman guerrillas. hopta heeheudewnthp said. Castano said it would be about two hospital where he underwent hip Clark, who served former Bob Schwartz, an aide to Clark, weeks before investigators revealed ronth. He said he feels ine. president Lyndon Johnson, had harshly criticized the U.S. the contents of the jetliner's black month. e son d ru out f hoped to travel Wednesday but was government for attempting to try boxes, which investigators hope will proba bdon here the ores Im foreced to delay his departure due to Casolo in the press. help them determine what caused the life,"said Goldwater, 80, referring problems in getting a visa from Fitzwater, commenting on the crash. to St. Luke's Medical Center, Salvadoran President Alfredo Casolo case Monday, told reporters, The 727 exploded Monday where he has had several major Cristiani's government. "There are indications of her morning during a flight from Bogota reconstructive surgeries "We have the visa in hand now and involvement, that's for certain." to Cali, crashing outside the capital sugeis wltrvltdy" a pksnnfour minutes after taking off from El Goldwater has suffered from he will travel today, a spokesman Schwartz said the statements seemed or In tertikng Airprt. l degenerative arthritis of his hips for Clark said. to indicate that the government was Dorado International Airport. All and knees since his eorly 60s. Clark has been retained to trying to distoit and manipulate 101 passengers and six crew were The Nov. 14surgery replaced an present Jennifer Casolo, a 28-year public opinion on recent events in El investigators have been unable to artificial right hip he received In old Connecticut native who has Salvador. destieat caued thnube p owefl 1975. Goldwater had had similar worked in El Salvador for more than He said reports on the recent determine what caused the powerful. surgeryonhislefthipinJuneand four years for the U.S.-based killing of six Jesuit priests, which explosion. Witnesses said they saw had previously had his left knee Christian Educational Seminars, human rights groups have said two explosions, one small blast reaed. eiulhdhsetke Casolo was detained in San human ri. ou ha e followed 15 seconds later by a much Goldwater's "high level of Salvador Sunday after police, acting military were disappeared front larger one that bw the plane into activity" wore on the original on a tip from a guerrilla who was nemilia have diaparfo the ne mhss telargeroe thatblwnhk pansit artificial hip, said his orthopedic under interrogation, found a large news media due to the new emphasis Observers and the press have stash of arms and ammunition, on the Casolo case, discussed several possible causes for suren, Anthony .Hedley.ould icluding 21,000 rounds for AK-47 The Clark aide said that after a the accident, including mechanical eee seapy Golwate ou ld rifles, 103 grenades and explosives, great number of interviews with failure and a bomb attack by drug receive therapy at his suburban under Casolo's home. people who knew Casolo and her cartel hitmen. but officials have probably would be able to walk An ecumenical group of church case he did not know of any evidence refused so far to pinpoint any specific aided only by a cane by early next leaders said they would go to El linking her to the arms. cause. year. Goldwater's daughter would stay with him for a few weeks, Company claims development of direct AIDS test Hedley said. "I want him to get back to doing TORONTO, (Reuter) -A pharmaceutical company Akzo N.V. could be certain their products were exactly what he wants to do," Canadian biotechnology company for development and global free of the disease as soon as they Hedley said. claims to have developed a test for marketing. rolled off the production line, rather Hedley said Goldwater's hips AIDS which detects the deadly virus But the Canadian company sees than waiting two days for the results wouldn't need further replacedirectly without waiting for tne the technique, which can be directed of current tests. ment. weeks to develop after exposure. at any virus or bacterium, as having The test called Nucleic Acid Goldwater, who retired from James Rae, president of Cangene mc ider appicatios in Seee Baed AmplicAi the Senate in 1987 following five Corp., said Wednesday, "This is so muchuwtue ai nations in Sequence Based Amplification or terms, appeared relaxed in his accurate. if there is no reaction then agriculture and industry. NASBA for short, checks for a wheelchair as he was questioned it is absolutely guaranteed they don't It could be used to test rapidly for predetermined nucleic acid specific about world affairs and whether, have HIV (the AIDS virus)." salmonella, the bacterium which he thought his style of "shooting The test can be done with a single causes severe food poisoning, to a particular virus or bacterium. If from the hip" was responsible for drop of blood at room temperature allowing manufacturers to check it finds it, a reaction starts. his medical troubles. and in a single test-tube., their output on the production line "It will multiply the number of "When I shot from the hip, I "It's very simplistic," Rae said. rather than storing a food while they molecules (of the organism), from fanned. I didn't get any recoil," The technique has been licensed for await results, the company said. say 10 or 100 to well over one billion Goldwater joked. an undisclosed price to Dutch Egg producers and dairy firms within three hours," Rae said. by The Associated Press P por ]a Prensa Asociada report6 Ia agencia de noticias Pre-dawn raid MTI Free elections coming SAN SALVADOR, El SalvaLibertad de elecciones PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -dor -Leftist rebels invaded parts PRAGA, Checoslovaqui -El A q 1 amanecer The ommnis-cotroled of the capital's most affluent mi~rcoles el Parlamento At.aque ai m nee Parliament on Wednesday swiftly neighborhoods before dawn Comunista ripidamente puso SAN SALVADOR, El Salvaended the party's 40-year Wednesday and dug in after oftenfinal a 40 aos de monopolio en un dor -Rebeldes izquierdistas monopoly on power in a frantic fierce combat with government verdadero esfuerzo de satisfacer a invadieron las areas de la capital effort to satisfy the demands of the forces. How many people had las crecientes demandas del de mayor poblaci6n antes del growing pro-democracy movebeen killed in the latest guerrilla movimiento pro-democrAtico. Un amanecer del mi6rcoles. El ment. A member of the ruling offensive was not clear. Eleven miembro del Politburo comunista numero de muertos no ha sido Cmn t membros the ling bodies of combatants were seen declare que las primeras verificado. Once cadAveres fueron first free elections in four sade lying in the streets. elecciones libres podrian ser encontrados tirados en las calles. could be held within a year. dentro de un afio. Comaneci defects BUDAPEST, Hungary Stock market drops Defect6 Comaneci Baja bolsa de valores Nadia Comaneci, who charmed NEW YORK -The stock BUDAPEST, Hungria -Nadia NUEVA YORK -El mi6rcoles the world with her pixie face and market fell in generally lackluster Comaneci, quin conquist6 al Ia bola de valores baj6 flashy style at the 1976 Olympics, t r a din g W e d n e s day am i d mundo con su rostro de hada y su intensamente y Ia incertidumbre fled to Hungary from her native continued uncertainty about deslumbrante estilo en la relacionada con los interises Romania in a pre-dawn dash to interest rates. The Dow Jones olimpiadas de 1976, viaj6 a continua. Los porcentajes del freedom, the state-run MTI news average of 30 industrials fell 13.23 Hundria deste su pais en un vuelo Dow Jones de 30 industrias baj6 agency said Wednesday. points to 2,688.78. de madrugada hacia Ia libertad, de 13.23 puntos a 2,688.78.