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the Tropic Times


Vol. II--, No.44 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 1, 1989


Rebels bomb palace in


MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -
Renegade troops strafed the
presidential palace today and seized
two garrisons and the government
television station in the seventh
attempt to topple President Corazon
Aquino's nearly 4-year-old
government.
Aquino said she remained in
control, but minutes after she
addressed the nation by television, a
rebel helicopter bombed the station,
knocking the only functioning
private television station, Channel 9,
off the air and injuring several
civilians.
The governor of northern Cagayan
province said troops in his region


Philippine President Corazon
Aquino (AP Laserphoto)


were moving toward Manila to
support the uprising.
The coup attempt began hours
before dawn, and at daybreak three
rebel T-28 trainer planes flown by
troops loyal to renegade army Col.
Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan made
bombing runs at the palace in the face
of fierce anti-aircraft fire.
Three soldiers and eight civilians
were killed in the fighting, the Red
Cross said. The civilians were in an
appliance store that was hit by a rebel
bomb. Fifteen others were wounded.
In one television address, Aquino
asked the public to support her,
cautioning that there may be
"another historic need for people
power."
"The mutiny has been contained,"
the president said. "The original rebel
force has not received reinforce-
ments." She said she could
"confidently assure our people that
the rebellion will not outlive this
day."
Aquino said her forces were
dislodging rebels from the
government television station and
the Fort Bonifacio army camp, and
had confined the rebels to a section of
Villamor Air Base.
"Military camps in metro Manila
and throughout the country have
stood steadfast by the government
and are, at this very moment, sending
their forces to our side," the president
said.
Aquino urged the rebels to


bid to topp
surrender and asked the military to
"smash this mutiny with all the forces
at hand." Officials said the trainer
planes took off from nearby Sangley
Point, a former U.S. Navy air station
outside Manila. The planes were
being pursued by government jets.
Cagayan province Gov. Rodolfo
Aguinaldo contradicted official
claims the rebels lacked support
outside the capital, saying troops in
the northern region were supporting
the rebels. Soldiers in the six-
province military Region 2 were
attempting to reinforce the rebels in
Manila, he said.
"We are moving and we are
bringing in artillery aid armor," said
Aguinaldo, a former army colonel.
U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Platt
read a statement from President
Bush on radio, expressing
"unequivocal support" for the
Aquino government," condemning
the uprising and saying the United
States would cut off aid to Manila if
Aquino is overthrown.
In an earlier broadcast, Aquino
declared, "This nation must never
again be allowed to fall into the
hands of tyrants," Aquino said.
Armed forces chief Gen. Renato de
Villa said marines and ranger
elements shortly after midnight
Thursday entered the Philippine Air
Force headquarters at Villamor Air
Base, the Army headquarters at Fort
Bonifacio and the government
television complex, which houses


le Aquino
Channels 4 and 2.
De Villa said the troops under the
command of Honasan were trying to
take military camps nationwide and
set up a military junta. "Aside from
portions of the two camps, the rebels
do not have any support outside of
metropolitan Manila," De Villa said,
and he urged soldiers to "obey the
chain of command."
"I order you not to allow them
(Honasan's forces) to destroy our
country, our freedom and our
democracy," de Villa said.
De Villa said eight hours after the
coup began that the 600 to 800
mutineers had been "contained in
their places of assault." He also
denied rebel claims that two generals
in the south had defected. He said his
troops would intercept those of
Aguinaldo if they approached
Manila.
De Villa said Honasan's troops
seized the 205th helicopter wing
inside Villamor Air base adjacent to
the Manila International Airport,
but had no trained pilots to fly
helicopters parked there.
De Villa said the rebels also took
over the headquarters at Fort
Bonifacio and a standoff had ensued.
At Villamor Air Base, Col.
Orlando Buenaventura was
attempting to talk the rebel soldiers
into giving up. Rebel sources at
Villamor said howitzer fire hit the
205th helicopter wing headquarters
building, setting it ablaze.


Bush bans RP-flagged
PANAMA CITY, Panama, official with the Chamber of
(Reuter) - Owners of Panamanian- Shipping, which represents local
flagged ships had already started to agents of shipowners who use the
register their vessels under other flags Panama Canal. "Any talk of a bank
out of fear the Bush administration having problems and people take
might do what it did Thursday - ban their money out."
such ships from U.S. ports, shipping The White House announcement,
sources said. the latest in a series of economic
"It's like a run on a bank," said an sanctions taken to try to oust

Navy A-4F Skyhawk crashes


SAN DIEGO (UPI) - A Navy A-
4F Skyhawk attack jet assigned to
the elite "Top Gun" squadron lost
power and crashed Thursday near
the Miramar Naval Air Station, but
the pilot ejected safely, officials said.
Lt. Cmdr. Stanley O'Connor, 37, a
"Top Gun" instructor, was
approaching Miramar on a routine
flight when his jet began losing
power, said Chief Petty Officer
Bobbie Carleton, a base spokeswo-
man.
The single-seat jet crashed shortly
after 10 a.m. in a remote area of the
base, 6 miles east of the Miramar
runway and within sight of Interstate
15.
fhe crash sparked a 35-acre
brushfire in Sycamore Canyon. Fire
and rescue crews from Miramar and
the San Diego Fire Department were
sent to the scene, officials said.
The cause of the Skyhawk's power
failure would be investigated,
Carleton said.
After O'Connor alerted Miramar
air traffic controllers that his jet
would have to make an emergency
landing, he headed the plane toward
an unpopulated area, Carleton said.


"He made sure (the jet) wasn't
endangering any houses and then he
had to eject," she said.
O'Connor, who had been carrying
out what Carleton called "a routine
functional flight," was not injured in
the crash but was taken to a medical
clinic at Miramar for observation.
The A-4 attack jets in the "Top
Gun" squadron serve as so-called
"adversary planes," simulating
Soviet MiGs and other enemy
aircraft in mock dogfights against F-
14 pilots at the Naval Fighter
Weapons School at Miramar.
Carleton said another A-4
Skyhawk with two crewmen aboard
crashed earlier this month off the
coast of Southern California. The
crewmen were rescued unharmed.
Thursday's crash occurred exactly
two weeks after 500 Miramar
personnel participated in an
unprecedented Navy-wide 48-hour
"stand down" that was prompted by
a string of accidents that left 10 dead
and 71 injured since early October.
The safety stand down did not
include aircraft maintenance
procedures but instead focused on
personnel safety procedures.


ships from U.S. ports


strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio
Noriega, is likely to further deepen
Panama's already severe economic
crisis, they said.
"It should should have a major
impact I would think, considering the
problems they already have," said
one shipping source.
There was no immediate official
reaction from the Panamanian
government, but a government
source said the ban was "one more
demonstration of using force over
reason."
The Chamber of Shipping official,
who asked not to be named,
predicted that the ban would
virtually eliminate the registry of
vessels as a source of revenue for
Panama's already hard-strapped
government.
It earns between $45 million and
$70 million a year in revenue from
registering foreign vessels and
lawyers and many others are
dependent on the industry as a source
of income, according to the shipping
source.
He said it was not clear where ships
were being registered, but that many
were probably going to Liberia,
which edges out Panama as the
world's largest fleet.
Japan was the single biggest user of
Panama as a flag of convenience,
with some 40 percent of its fleet
registered here.
The source said the announcement
was well timed because most
shipowners wait until the end of the
year to make thejr registry payments.
Noriega, who is under indictment
in two U.S. courts for drug


trafficking and other charges which
he has denied, has been the target of
other U.S. sanctions imposed in early
1988.
They include suspending U.S.
payments for use of the Panama
Canal, banning American companies
from paying taxes in Panama, and
preventing Panama from obtaining
its assets in U.S. banks.
On Wednesday, Panama's civic
opposition warned Washington that
imposing any new sanctions would
only hurt the Panamanian people,
already suffering under the weight of
the crisis.

Scouts set to sell

Christmas trees
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - Canal area Boy Scouts
will be selling Christmas trees
today through Sunday in the
Atlantic and Pacific
communities at the following
locations: The baseball stadium
on Albrook and at the Fort Davis
gas station.
Times are: Today 8 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Supplies
are limited.

Inside:

Shpigp petsMAC..... p.2
Red Rbon ampgn . p.4
Data automation.....p.5
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2 Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989


MAC requires special care for all pets


by Sgt. Lance Kamisugi
117th Publics Affairs Detachment
Hawaii Army National Guard

HOWARD AFB - Sometimes
the most special members in the
family have special needs and that
the Military Airlift Command
recognizes.
However, these needs can
inadvertently be forgotten when it
comes to pets, especially during
travel.
When leaving Panama on a MAC
flight, you're allowed two pieces of
baggage not weighing more than 70
pounds each and one carry-on bag
that will fit under your seat.
This restriction does not include a
51-pound German Shepherd dog or a
three-pound Persian cat. No, please
don't leave your pet in Panama, but
just follow proper procedures to
ensure you and your pet's safe travel.
The 6th Aerial Port Squadron
expects a huge increase of "bow-
wows" and "meows" at the passenger
terminal due to the large number of
families leaving Panama.
A close working relationship with
your service's transportation section
iQ iM ntn fn iu ; "TA 11e


officer in charge of the squadron.
"Make travel plans flexible. Don't tie
yourself down to one or two days,
especially if you have a pet."
Once the booking is confirmed,
pets, like servicemembers, require
paperwork to travel. The documents
for your pet should include proof of a
rabies vaccination, shot records, a
certificate of health issued within the
past 10 days, and your travel orders.
Bring the documents to the MAC
terminal the day before your flight
after 2 p.m. Pets fly on a space-
available status, but when your pet
travels, you must escort it on the
same flight.
The pet cage must meet basic
standards. Your pet must be able to
stand in the cage and have room to
complete a 360-degree turnaround.
The Army and Air Force Exchange
Service has an ample supply of cages,
according to Plouffe.
"Our squadron is hoping for a
smooth and easy transition," Plouffe
said. "We stress to the families to
cooperate with their transportation
officer, so that we can give the service
we are capable of."


". i T l LsLmpolrtant to aVUIU d any delays in
S travel plans. Your pet will have earned its wings

in your hands, notify your your love by treating him to his
OHNO!--JamieRose, daughter ofMSgt. JamesRose, helps "Zack"into the transportation section for a booking favorite nibbles -after the flight -
cage he will travel in for the next few hours. (Photo by Sgt. Lance Kamisugi, to include your pet," said TSgt. Mike because dog biscuits and kitty treats
Hawaii Army National Guard) Plouffe, the non-commissioned are prohibited on the plane.


Relocation Center is clean, spacious, helpful


by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) -Relocation Center. The
words that conjure images of
converted warehouses crammed with
hungry and hard-faced people.
But it's not U.S. Army South's
idea of a relocation center. The
center, located on the fifth floor of
Building 519, is clean, spacious, air
conditioned and shares only one
thing with that image - its name.
The center was established to
make the accelerated stateside
relocation of soldiers and their
families easier by consolidating
outprocessing into a one-stop
procedure, said Vera Hanna,
operations officer.
Although designed to simplify the
process, the operation depends on
soldiers using their chain-of-
command to run smoothly.
According to Hanna, that means
soldiers should not come to the
center out of uniform or until they
have received assignment
instructions from their unit.
However, soldiers who think they
should go to the center but haven't
been notified, should contact their
unit commander or personnel
officer.
To help soldiers prepare for
outprocessing, the center has
published an information handbook.
The handbook gives soldiers
complete information on clearing the
center.


Units are furnished handbooks to
distribute to outprocessing soldiers.
Without the information in the
handbook, the process will be
difficult. Therefore, units must
ensure soldiers receive copies of the
handbook as soon they're identified
to relocate, according to SSgt.
Nestor Rodriguez, reassignment
NCOIC.
Like the handbook, the center is
arranged logically and efficiently.
A well-prepared soldier can enter
in the morning without orders and
leave that afternoon with with only a
few "lose ends" to tie-up, like turning
in TA-50 or getting certified health
records for pets, before departing
Panama.
Soldiers with orders can begin
outprocessing immediately.
However, soldiers needing orders are
briefed at the center's AG office.
Then their orders are published, and
they're given a port call and
necessary paperwork.
Although the center has
eliminated most of the hassle, areas
of special concern remain. For
example, vehicle de-registration,
extended leaves and clearing customs
merit additional attention.
"It's covered in the handbook, but
soldiers forget their vehicle decals,"
said PFC Charles Villarreal, military
police representative. "Soldiers can't
de-register their vehicles without
them."
Another detail sometimes
overlooked is leave authorization.


For soldiers taking 30 days leave or
more, a DA Form 4187 signed by
their commander authorizing the
action is required, according to Cpl.
William Dewgard, a reassignment
NCO.
The snarl at the customs desk is
from people coming there for the
wrong reasons. "We only clear
prepared vehicle paperwork here,"
said Cici T. Sosa, Customs clerk.
"You still have to ship your vehicle at
Pier 18 in Balboa or transfer it to
someone else yourself."
Although not an official duty,
customs directs people with special
problems, such as shipping exotic
pets or antiques to the correct office.
In addition to streamlining
outproccessing, the center has made
provisions to ensure military
families' well being.
For example, family members who
do not have U.S. entry visas are
issued special waivers, said Goergina
Abrego, a passport and visa officer.
The waivers allow family members
to enter the United States through
Charleston, S.C. and Philadelphia.
Then, their sponsors' new duty
stations will process six-month
tourist visas to give family members
time to make permanent
arrangements.
Another service offered to families
is education coordination through
Department of Defense Schools. The
center will obtain dependent children'
education records to ensure they can
enroll in school at new duty stations.


Also, the center provides world-
wide information files about
installations and neighboring
communities. The files will tell
soldiers what schools and housing
are available wherever they're going.
"We learned from experience that
people arrived stateside not knowing
what to do next," Abrego said. "Now
they're briefed and given the essential
forms before they leave."
Following these guidelines will
reduce the stress of relocating,
according to W. Bruce Gray, director
of resource management.
For more information call
287-4344.



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Director, Public Affairs .......... Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff ...................... Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is
Executive Editor/NCOIC .......... SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information
Managing Editor ........................... Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of
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
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Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002,
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Dec. 1, 1989 J


1978th checks out antenna in Ecuador


HOWARD AFB --(1978th
CG/PA) - A five-member team
from the 1978th Communications
Group recently traveled to Ecuador
to check out part of a com-
munications network.
People from three work centers
went to Quito to perform
maintenance on the Mission Radio
System, or MRS, network.
Ecuador is one of 17 countries in
Latin America where the primary
voice link between the United States
Southern Command and U.S.
Military Groups is the MRS. The
team serviced the high-frequency
single-sideband radio net which is
often the only effective means of
communication.
In addition to yearly maintenance
visits, the 1978th also operates the
MRS radio net control station


located at Howard AFB.
During the maintenance-
operational visit, the team inspected,
repaired equipment and provided
operational assistance to the U.S.
Military Group. Team members
were SSgt. Joseph McConnell, SrA.
Trevor Kearns, and Compton from
the Antenna Maintenance work
center, Sgt. Mike Tucker from the
Tactical Radio Maintenance work
center, and SrA. Debra Patterson a
member of the 1978th's Mission
Radio System network control
station.
"Corrosion on antenna towers and
parts is a big problem in the tropics,
but to our surprise, even after a year,
the antenna was in excellent shape.
The antenna elements were not badly
rusted, the rotator was in good
working condition and the cable run


to the radio was without problems.
So all that was needed was to lower
the antenna, clean it up and raise it
once again.
"Space was very limited due to
walls, fences, etc., but the lowering
went smoothly. The weather in
Ecuador could not have been more
perfect - it was beautiful. The sun
beaming down was gentle, making us
neither hot nor cold, and a calm cool
breeze made our work most
comfortable," said Compton.
While the antenna people worked,
the two radio maintenance
technicians performed all radio
repairs, alignments and adjustments.
They also gave on-site instruction to
the local radio operators as well as
guidance in proper radio operating


procedures.
Within two days the work was
completed and the MRS radio
station at Ecuador was back on the
air. After packing test equipment and
extra parts for the flight back to
Panama, the team had a few hours
free to explore Quito.
"It was the first trip to Ecuador for
Patterson, Tucker, and I. The sites
were beautiful and the city of Quito
filled with excitement. A couple of
the sites I thought were really
interesting for visitors was the Center
of the Earth monument and Valley of
the Angel statue. As you walk
through the streets, you can see that
there are still traces of the old
Ecuadorian Indian ways, but that is
slowly being overcome by the push of
modern civilization," said Compton.


WAITING - An Ecuadorian Indian sits patiently for a customer in one of
the Quito, Ecuador, market places. (U.S. Air Force photo by Amn Nome
Compton)


WORKING - SrA Trevor Kearns, antenna/cable equipment specialist,
replaces a special tape to prevent moisture from getting into the antenna
cables on top of a 48-foot tower at the U.S. Military Group, Quito, Ecuador.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Amn Nome Compton)


GCCS handles all DoD aircraft in Latin America


HOWARD AFB --(1978th
CG/PA) -It's what command and
control is all about -an efficient two-
way communications link and the
1978th Communications Group is
right in the middle!
The 1978th's Global Command
and Control Station, or GCCS, at
Albrook Air Force Station is the
communications relay center of the
airways for all U.S. Department of
Defense aircraft flying over Latin
America and the Caribbean.
The station consists of a
communications relay center where
operators can communicate with
aircraft, and the receiver site, both on

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for safety


Albrook AFS, and the transmitter
site located on the west bank side of
the Panama Canal on Howard AFB.
There are 17 radio operators, and
nine associated maintenance
technicians that help pilots relay of
vital information about mission and
flight safety.
"The 1978th's GCCS is one of 12
such stations located strategically
around the world. The station's
mission is to provide reliable, rapid,
two-way command and control, and
operational communications
between Department of Defense
aircraft on transoceanic flights, and
military ground agencies, regardless
of the geographic location or type of
aircraft," said TSgt. Joseph P.
Sousa, noncommissioned officer in
charge of the GCCS.
"The air-to-ground com-


munications complex through its
high-frequncy voice and data circuits
ensure the major commands can
maintain continuous, real-time
communications with their aircraft.
Plus, if needed, the GCCS can
support special purpose, and
contingency air-to-ground-to-air
missions. We have the ability to
operate at 10,000 watts transmitting
power, so we can literally provide
command and control to any area on
earth," Sousa said.
Though the GCCS equipment
capability is global, everyday tasks
are normally limited to providing
communications within Central and
South America and the Caribbean
area.
"One example of what the GCCS
does involves the Freedom Bird
flight which flys the Howard AFB-


Charleston AFB, S.C., route.
Periodically, the pilot contacts us
and passes the take off and arrival
times of the aircraft along with load
information to a GCCS radio
operator to be relayed to the
appropriate agencies," said Sousa.
More dramatic examples are the
many over-water and in-the-water
emergency rescues the GCCS
participates in every year. The
station often becomes the only link
for troubled aircraft, and stranded
boaters to rescue agencies and other
support systems.
The number one mission at the
station is to ensure safety of flight;
helping the pilot to get from here to
there with as little problem as
possible is just one of the many ways
the 1978th's GCCS provides for
communications needs in this region.








Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989


Red Ribbon Campaign to mark December


by Sandra Wallace

FORT CLAYTON (ADAPCP) -
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention and Control Program is
sponsoring a Red Ribbon Campaign
during December.
The campaign was born in 1985
when Enrique Camarena, a drug
enforcement officer, was murdered
by drug traffickers in Mexico. His
mutilated body outraged Americans
*and mobilized them in a collective


movement to fight illegal drug use.
Since then, attaching red ribbons
on automobile antennas, doors and
mirrors has become a symbol of
support for those who fight for drug-
free lifestyles and for the victims of
accidents involving drunk drivers.
Red ribbons are a statement by
individuals and organizations
committed to reducing abuse,
addiction and the destruction of
lives.
The ADAPCP encourages all


members of the community to show
their support by tying red ribbons to
their cars.
Ribbons will be distributed with
paychecks or Leave and Earning
Statements. Posters, flyers, news
media and youth groups will focus on
the campaign message and the
responsible use of alcohol.
In case a little extra encouragement
is needed to join the crusade,
consider the scope of the problem:
- Twenty-three million
Americans age 12 and over currently
use illicit drugs.
- A recent nation-wide Weekly
Reader survey of 68,000 fourth
graders found that 34 percent report
peer pressure to try alcohol, 41
percent to smoke, and 24 percent to
use crack or cocaine.
- People 15 to 24 years old are
dying at a faster rate than any other
age group. Accidents, homicides and
suicides are the leading causes of
death among these young
Americans. Many of these deaths are
related to drug and alcohol use.
- Illegal drug use is directly linked
to the deadly AIDS virus which can
be transmitted by needle sharing.
The intravenous drug user
population comprises 25 percent of
all AIDS patients.
- According to a research study
of 440 highway fatalities in one state,
80 percent of male drivers killed in
vehicle accidents were under the
influence of alcohol, marijuana or
other drugs at the time.
Here's a look at some more
sobering statistics:
- Someone dies every 23 minutes
in an alcohol-related auto crash.
- Nearly 500,000 people are
injured each year in alcohol-related
traffic crashes, an average of one
injury per minute.
- It's estimated that two of every
five Americans will be involved in an


alcohol-related crash in their
lifetime.
- Drunk driving is the crime most
frequently committed in the nation.
In 1988, there were an estimated 1.8
million drunk-driving arrests.
- In 1988, 23,351 persons died in
alcohol-related traffic accidents.
These deaths comprise nearly 50
percent of total traffic fatalities.
- More than 40 percent of all
deaths of 15 - to 19-year-olds happen
in motor-vehicle crashes. About half
of these are in alcohol-related.
Estimates are that more than 3,000
people in this age group died in
alcohol related crashes in 1988.
Let's see that red ribbon tied to
your car's antenna and displayed on
your doors at home and at work. We
all have the potential for healthy,
happy lives. We all have a
responsibility for finding solutions.
Remember that the habits you
develop and nurture here follow you
back to the states. Don't become one
of the grim statistics - choose life
and be responsible for it!
If you are concerned about
someone who is abusing alcohol and
drugs, or about your own abuses, call
the ADAPCP at 285-5913, the
ASACS at 285-4701/5103 and
Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous at
252-6709. Call us and ask to speak to
a counselor. We can help.

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Hello crime fans and welcome
back. Let me explain that this
week's column is really last week's
column and last week's column
was for the week before. But ... it
took so long to get through the
gate to the Tropic Times that
everything showed up in the paper
a week late.
An MP, responding to a report
of a possible housebreaking,
found that the house was well
guarded by an unleashed dog. In
fact, Fido (not his real name) was
primed for action. While the MP
was sneaking up on the house,
Fido was sneaking up on him.
After being bitten on the right arm
and leg, the MP beat a retreat and
called for help.
As the two combatants left to be
seen by doctors and vets, the
backup stayed behind' to charge
the dog's owner with failure to
control a pet.
Residents of Fort Kobbe were
disturbed one night by a young
man who was going from house-
to-house asking for baseball bats
and other items which could be
used as weapons. When an officer-
type asked him why he needed the
weapons, he insisted that he
needed them to arrest a
Panamanian off post.
While mulling this over, the
officer noticed a 12-gauge shotgun
in the back of the young man's car
and commented about it. The


young man lost his cool and
became a little abusive. That was
enough to get him arrested for
disorderly conduct and the
shotgun and two shells
confiscated.
At the station, it was discovered
that the gun wasn't registered on
post. The oversight that cost him
another charge, Failure to
Register a Firearm. After he
waived his rights and gave a
statement, he was released to his
sponsor. But the MPs kept the
shotgun for awhile.
A young soldier partying at the
Howard AFB NCO Club, must
have been overdoing it, because he
hired a cab to take him and his
girlfriend to a hotel in Veracruz.
When they arrived, he told the
cabbie to return for them in an
hour, at which time he would be
rested enough to return to the
party and also to pay for his ride.
When the cabbie returned, the
young man was embarrassed to
find himself without the necessary
funds. But as we are taught in life,
there are no free rides. So instead
of returning to the party, they
went to the police station in
Veracruz. The PDF took him to
Building 4 at Fort Amador and
then to night court. There, the
young man managed to settle out
of court for the paltry sum of $35.
But he wasn't out of the woods
yet. The MPs wanted to discuss
his failure to obey a general order.


He invoked his right of silence and
was released to his unit. However,
we suspect that there is a certain
general who is not willing to let
things rest at this stage, and an
understanding will soon be
reached on Army terms.
A PCC civilian tried to enter
Quarry Heights while carrying an
unsafe load of firewater. A field
sobriety test was administered on
the spot. But it didn't help. He was
still drunk. In fact, he ran out the
gate and off the post, leaving his
truck and daughter to the MPs.
He was charged with drunk
driving, reckless endangerment,
child abandonment and resisting
apprehension, all in absentia.
The next day, his wife came
onto the post, picked up the truck
and took it home. The trouble is
that the MPs weren't through with
it yet and were, in fact,
impounding it when she did it.
They called her up and asked her
to come in and be charged with
obstructing justice.
She did and waived her right to
remain silent and swore out a
statement for the MPs. Then her
husband was brought in by PCC
liaison, but he didn't waive
anything and was released to PCC
pending completion of the
investigation.
A hungry soldier stopped by the
1-2-3 Club for a beer and a bite,
but things didn't go right for him.
He got his beer on the back of his


head while it was still in the bottle.
When he fell on the floor he cut his
right hand on some broken glass.
Then he got his bite right in the
middle of his chest while he was
still on the floor.
His assailant got up and ran
while the still hungry soldier went
to Gorgas with the MPs.
A couple of Fort Kobbe
soldiers found out that mud
wrestling is illegal at Howard. At
least when it's done on the parade
field by inebriated servicemen
who get belligerent with the SPs.
A Fort Clayton soldier found
the trademark on his television
too prophetic for comfort when
lightning struck outside while he
was watching it. His set blew up.
For our Winner's Column, we
have a man who watched a soldier
with a car too big for him to drive,
hit another car while backing out
of a parking space at the Fort
Clayton NCO club. When our
winner saw the man return and
park in another space, he blocked
the demolition derby reject with
his own car and called the the
MPs.
We love concerned citizens who
get involved. A tip of the hat and a
hearty "well done."
Well folks, that's all for this
week, and next week we'll again be
conducting a marine life survey in
the Gulf of Panama. With any
luck, well once more return with
more fish than stories.






Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989


Data automation impacts AF mission


by SMSgt. William J. Feeney
1978th Communications Group

HOWARD AFB, Panama -
(1978th CG/PA) - Outside the
communications world, most Air
Force people don't have any idea
what data automation does for them
- personally.
The data automation branch of the
1978th Communications Group has
a direct impact on every U.S. Air
Force civilian and military member
serving in Panama. Located in
building 714 on Howard, the Data
Processing Center, or DPC, is
manned by 13 military and five
civilians.
The DPC affects you directly.
Let's start at the heart of the matter
-money. Your mid-month and end-
of-month Leave and Earnings
Statement are produced by the DPC.
Not only the Air Force payroll is
handled, but also the civilian payrolls
for 4,500 U.S. Army, 1,500 Air
Force, and 450 non-appropriated
fund employees. Soon the U.S. Navy
civilian payroll of 600 employees will
also be DPC processed. Besides this
service, most of the U.S. Savings
Bonds for people here are DPC
printed.
Ever get a computer product from
the Consolidated Base Personnel
Office, known as CBPO, or the
Howard AFB Clinic giving you
instructions, to do something? How
about those numerous supply
documents or even your next
permanent change of station
assignment? Yep, all courtesy of the
DPC.
Our paper cost alone for fiscal year
1989 was about $35,000. Throw in
the ribbons used to print and this
adds another $10,000 to the list.
The base computer, a UNISYS
1100/60, is the workhorse of the
system. A second processor was
recently added which has increased
our processing speed to customers.
Two civilian field engineers are on-
hand to make sure the computer
doesn't "crash" on us; of course, it
often does because it's sensitive to
such things as power fluxes.
This will soon be fixed with a the
addition of a $68,000 uninterruptible
power supply. This will ensure stable
power for up to 20 minutes and will
smooth out any fluxes that occur.
So how does the system really
work? There are eleven on-line
systems and about 40 batch users.
On-line systems are those unique
functions where the DPC customers
make their own direct inputs into the


base computer from their local
terminal. Complicated passwords
and more than one series of
unintelligible gibberish are needed to
access the system.
These on-line users need what is
called "real time" - up- to-date data
at their fingertips all the time.
People like those who work at
finance, supply, and CBPO where
the only constant is change.
The batch users bring in floppy
disks or magnetic tapes for the DPC
to run the data on them into "hard"
copy through the use of various
standard Air Force-wide computer
programs.
An example is the magnetic tape
received from Denver, Colo., with
the Air Force military payroll on it.
Finance brings it to the DPC and we
run the Leave and Earnings
Statements.


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Sometimes end-of-month
statements are early or can be a few
days late. When it's early, the tape
was perfect. When it's late, we had to
send for another tape from Denver
because of an error code or just a bad
tape itself. But the DPC has a back-
up procedure, such as mid-month
statements that the DPC can create
without the tape as back-up files are
sent to us via Automatic Digital
Network, or AUTODIN.
The Air Force is always changing
and data automation is no exception.
Contingency processing procedures
are established and practiced
periodically so that if the system goes
down for more than 48 hours the
DPC would begin deploying people
and data to one of our two alternate
processing sites.
Computer technology is moving
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Bolivar Vergara, a tape librarian with the 1978th Communication Group's
Data Processing Center, selects a tape for use from the more than 5,000
magnetic tapes in storage. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. Debra L. Penton)


Army hosts annual FA O, PEP conference


FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - The U.S. Army Security
Assistance Agency Latin America
recently held its annual week-long
Personnel Exchange Program and
Foreign Area Officers conference.
The officers, who serve in 11 Latin
American countries, exchanged up-
to-date information about their
regions and host countries,
according to Maj. Dan Plair,
USASALA operations officer.
Several issues were discussed. "A
primary concern was how to ensure
the welfare of families serving with
their spouses throughout the region,"
Plair said.
In addition, the officers discussed
host governments' concerns about
additional resources the United
States will commit to the war on
drugs.
These programs offer payoffs for


the officers and SOUTHCOM.
"The programs not only train
PEPs and FAOs for future
assignments in Latin America. They
also serve as a vital part of
SOUTHCOM's efforts to maintain
and improve military-to-military ties
with our allies in the region," Plair
said.
Further, "These programs help
increase Latin American military
exposure to our ideals and'
professionalism," Plair said.
PEPs and FAOs travel extensively
throughout Latin America, gaining
broad exposure to the diverse
cultures. Although similar, each
country has its own peculiarities. The
travel is perhaps the best cultural
education available, according to
Plair. They also establish contacts in
armies and learn from the experience


of foreign officers.
For example, Capt. Daniel
Fournie, a FAO trainee in Bogota,
Colombia, is attending their army's
command course. "The Colombian
army is fighting a guerrilla war and
many of my classmates have combat
experience. That's an excellent
opportunity to get different views
and make comparisons," Fournie
said.
In addition to giving peers and
senior commanders updates,
participating officers used the
conference as an opportunity to
make personal, logistical
appointments.
That's important, Fournie said,
because an officer stationed
somewhere in Brazil doesn't have
many opportunities to see a dentist or
straighten out administrative
glitches.


along at an incredible pace;
yesterday's breakthrough is today'
old program.
The UNISYS 1100/60, which
replaced the old Burroughs system at
the DPC in 1986, is itself being
replaced by the UNISYS 2200.
Computers are quiet, and
processing information is a quiet
business, but let the DPC process too
slowly, or go down for few hours,
and the customers make it real noisy!

DEH installing

radon detectors

in local facilities
COROZAL (DEH) - Depart-
ment of Engineering and Housing
personnel began installing radon
detectors in U.S. Army South
facilities in November.
Radon is a naturally-occurring
radioactive gas that may increase
the risk of lung cancer for people
who are exposed to high levels for
long periods.
To safeguard the health of
USARSO soldiers, military
families and civilian employees,
DEH workers are installing radon
detectors and implementing
corrective measures as needed.
Child care centers, hospitals,
schools and living facilities will be
tested first.
Radon canisters will be placed
in facilities for 90 days. After they
are removed their radon conitents
will be compared to Envir-
onmental Protection Agency
specified safe levels. To ensure
accurate results, radon detectors
should not be disturbed once
placed.
Questions about radon testing
should be directed to the
Environmental and Energy
Conservation Office at 85-4965.
Officials urge

personnel to avoid

Rain Forest Road
by Spec. Bob Blocher

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - Potholes and other road
hazards on the Rain Forest
(Madden) Road have prompted
U.S. Army South safety officials
to urge all U.S. personnel to avoid
driving on this highwav.
According to USARSO Safety
Officer, Bob Swaney, large
potholes and concrete slabs
floating on water make the Rain
Forest Road unsafe for privately-
owned vehicles.
Swaney suggests riding military
shuttle buses. He also cautions
people driving their POVs to
travel during daytime, reduce
speed and drive defensively.
The USARSO Safety Office
does not recommend taking the
alternate route - catching the
Transisthmian Highway from
Panama City -because of present
personnel movement restrictions.
The deteriorating roadway has
been the subject of safety inquiries
over seven years, Swaney said.
Ironically, most complaints have
come from military shuttle bus
drivers.
For more information about
the Rain Forest Road or other
safety concerns, call the USARSO
Safety Office at 287-4051.


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Dec. 1, 1989


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Record promoter faces racketeering charge


LOS ANGELES (UPI) - An
independent record promoter and
two others were indicted Thursday
on 57 counts of racketeering and
other charges for allegedly making
"payola" payments in the form of
cocaine and cash to radio
programmers in exchange for air
play of records.
It is the latest stemming from a
nearly 3-year-old investigation by a


federal grand jury into the record
industry "payola" racket, which has
become national in scope.
Named in the indictment are
Joseph Isgro, 42, an, independent
record promoter from Glendale;
Raymond Anderson, 49, a former
executive at Columbia Records, also
known as CBS Records, which was
acquired by Sony Corp. two years
ago, after the alleged payoffs; and


Food stamps goplastic


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Nearly 4,000 families in a
Baltimore suburb will use plastic
cards, similar to the cards used at
money machines, instead of food
stamps to test a new way to deliver
social services, officials said
Thursday.
As part of the test, food stamp
recipients in Park Circle, Md., will
be issued a plastic magnetic strip
card instead of food stamps or a
check. A computer terminal at the
grocery store checkout counter
will automatically subtract the
cost of food from the monthly
allotment.
In addition, recipients will be
able to use the card for other
programs, such as Aid to Families
with Dependent Children and the


Child Support Enforcement
Program.
The federal Food and Nutrition
Service first tested electronic
transfer of benefits in 1984 in
Reading, Pa. The project received
high marks from recipients and
businesses.
"From the test beginning today
in Baltimore and other pilot
projects scheduled around the
country, we will be able to assess
the cost-effectiveness of
(electronic transfers) and better
analyze those issues which must be
resolved with the new technolo-
gy," said Assistant Agriculture
Secretary Catherine Bertini.
The test in Baltimore involves a
joint federal, state and local
electronic benefit transfer system.


Newborn drowns in school gym

officials continue investigation


Jeffrey Monka, 31, an Agoura Hills
resident accused of laundering
money for the racket.
Isgro and Monka were arrested
Thursday. Isgro, who surrendered to
U.S. Marshals, was being held in
$500,000 bail and was scheduled to
appear at a bail hearing Friday.
Monka was being held in $100,000.
Anderson was expected to surrender
Friday.
The three are charged with making
undisclosed payola payments to
programmers at radio stations for
adding records to their play lists from
1980 to 1986. The radio stations
included pop music station KIQQ in
Los Angeles, KYNO and KMGX in
Fresno, and KAMX in El Paso,
Texas.
The stations were not named as
defendants in the indictment and
none of their employees has been
charged.
Along with racketeering, the three
were charged with conspiracy to
obstruct and impede the Internal
Revenue Service, conspiracy to
defraud many record companies,
obstructing justice, mail fraud,
conspiracy to distribute cocaine and
filing false tax returns.
Record companies allegedly
defrauded in the scheme were
Columbia, MCA, Warner Bros.,
RCA and Polygram Records, the
indictment said.
Two co-conspirators in the case,
Ralph Tashjian and Bill Craig, were
indicted in February 1988.
Tashjian, who promoted records
on behalf of Isgro, pleaded guilty in


May to a misdemeanor payola
charge and two felony tax and
obstruction of justice counts and
agreed to testify against his former
business associates.
Isgro, a major focus in the
government's payola investigation, is
named as a defendant in 51 of the
counts.
The indictment said Isgro owned
three record promoting companies
and made kickbacks through the
companies of at least $70,000 to
Anderson, then an executive at
Columbia.
Monka worked with Isgro to
create a sham corporation, Star
Promotions Inc., through which he
exchanged checks from the
companies for cash used to pay off
radio station managers, music
directors, radio station employees
and for illegal kickbacks paid to
record company executives, the
indictment alleges.
Besides cash payments, Isgro and
his alleged co-conspirators are
accused of mailing cocaine to radio
station personnel in return for air
time for music recordings.
If convicted, Isgro could receive a
maximum sentence of 200 years in
prison and $1.4 million in fines.
Anderson faces up to 20 years in
prison, while Monka could be
sentenced to 23 years and fined $1.3
million.
The investigation of payola in the
record industry is headed by the IRS,
and also involves the Organized.
Crime Investigative Division of the
Los Angeles Police Department.


GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (UPI)
- A 15-year-old high school
sophomore whose newborn baby
drowned in a campus restroom toilet
will not be charged with murder,
prosecutors said Thursday.
However, officials are continuing
their investigation into whether the
Vietnamese-American girl should be
charged with any other crime,
possibly involuntary manslaughter
or child endangerment, Deputy
District Attorney John Conley said.
He also said it was possible no
charges would be filed against the
girl.
The girl, an honor student whose
name was not released because of her
age, was taken into custody after
authorities found her dead baby boy
in a toilet inside a girl's restroom at
Santiago High School Tuesday
morning.
The tiny, 90-pound teenager
walked into a stall and gave birth to a
full-term, 6-pound boy, who was
alive at birth but drowned in the
toilet.
So far there has been no evidence
the child's head was held underwater


or that the young mother
premeditated the death, Conley said.
But the girl's parents, who left
Vietnam in 1975 when their daughter
was 1, rejected such speculation.
"She grew up here and we know
she has changed to this society," her
father told the Orange County
Register. "Is it any easier for an
American girl to tell her parents she's
pregnant?"
Several other girls were in the
bathroom at the time, but did not
realize what was happening until they
heard the girl's cries during the birth.
They contacted school officials, who
found the, baby dead in the toilet and
the girl in the stall.
, She was taken to UC Irvine
AMedical Center in Orange, where she
was in stable condition Thursday.
The girl will remain in protective
custody while she is hospitalized,
Conley said.
The Vietnamese immigrant, who
was enrolled in advance courses at
the high school, had hid her
pregnancy from her parents and
many of her friends, disguising her
figure with loose-fitting clothes. The
student's counselor said she had
confronted the girl two weeks ago
after hearing rumors about her
pregnancy from other students and
urged her to tell her family.
But the girl's parents only learned
of her condition after they were
contacted by police following the
death.
School officials and members of
the Orange County Vietnamese-
American community had speculated
that the girl kept silent about her
pregnancy because of cultural
traditions that revere virginity and
consider unwed mothers embarrass-
ments to their families.


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problems in y6ur life? Try Al-
Anon which meets every Tuesday
and Friday at 8 p.m. in Building
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U.S. news I



Waste to cost taxpayers $150b more


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Government waste from poor
financial management may cost
taxpayers up to $150 billion beyond
the cost of the savings and loan
bailout and the HUD scandal,
Comptroller General Charles
Bowsher told a Senate panel.
"I think the $100 billion to $150
billion range is not unrealistic,"


Bowsher said Wednesday when
asked by Senate Governmental
Affairs Committee Chairman John
Glenn, D-Ohio, the potential cost of
government waste and inefficiency
now being uncovered in several
agencies.
At the hearing, Bowsher released a
new General Accounting Office
report that said the government


BRIDGE REPAIR - Bridge workers separate a section of the Bay Bridge
to be removed by crane prior to beginning repairs. (AP Laserphoto) i


failed to implement properly a 1982
law designed to improve federal
financial management.
Glenn said the new report
"indicates the atrocious condition of
the federal governments controls."
"Unfortunately, time and time
again we find situations where
agencies and auditors have identified
problems, yet the corrective actions
taken, if any, are ineffective and the
problems remain uncorrected for
years," Bowsher said in his prepared
statement to the committee.
The report said "the government
does not currently have the internal
control and accounting systems
necessary to effectively operate many
of its programs and safeguard its
assets. Many of the weaknesses are
long standing and have resulted in
billions of dollars of losses and
wasteful spending."
In addition to the scandals that
rocked the savings and loan industry
and the Department of Housing and
Urban Development, which cost
taxpayers about $139 billion and
$4.2 billion, respectively, Bowsher
listed several new problems carrying
multibillion-dollar price tags.
Among them:


- The $50 billion that taxpayers
have admitted they owe the IRS but
which remains uncollected - a
three-fold increase since 1981.
- The Pentagon's overload of
unneeded spare parts and inventory,
which has grown from $10 billion to
$29 billion since 1980.
- Losses in several federal credit
assistance and insurance programs,
which Bowsher said "total in the $200
billion range."
- The "massive problems" with
government purchases of automated
systems, such as the Navy's decision
to halt installation of a new
automated management information
system after spending about $230
million on it over nine years.
Bowsher said other anticipated
taxpayer losses could total about $6
billion due to problems at the
Export-Import Bank, $12 billion at
the Commodity Credit Corp., $26
billion at the Farmers Home
Administration, up to $20 billion due
to problems with foreign military
sales, and $5 billion in losses from
government student loan programs.
In addition, he said Medicare
losses may now be "as much as $10
billion."


KGB more aggressive under Gorbachev, CIA says


WASHINGTON (UPI) - CIA
Director William Webster said the
Soviet KGB is "more aggressive"
under Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev and is making a bigger
effort to "recruit our embassy and
intelligence personnel" as spies.
Webster made the remarks at a
National Press Club luncheon
Wednesday when asked if Soviet
intelligence efforts had declined since
Gorbachev assumed power and
implemented a series of economic
and social reforms.
"We believe just the reverse is
taking place," Webster said.
"Around the world our stations are
reporting more aggressive action, a
more robust intelligence-collection
effort, more efforts to recruit our
embassy and intelligence personnel
than we have seen in a long time."


"They're less confrontational in
that they avoid doing flat-footed
things ... but the activity is there,"
Webster said.
Much of the KGB's intelligence
efforts are aimed at obtaining high-
technology information through
clandestine means, he said.
Webster said other intelligence
chiefs from around the world have
reported "exactly the same
experience and same conclusion."
The CIA chief, however, said the
KGB does appear to be "minimizing"
its domestic role as Gorbachev
presses for a more open society.
He also said it is "much too early to
tell" whether the dramatic movement
toward democratic reform in Eastern
Europe will adversely affect KGB
intelligence.
Nonetheless, Webster said, "I can


Shellfined $20m for spill


SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -
Shell Oil Co. has escaped criminal
charges for dumping 432,000 gallons
of oil into an estuary of San
Francisco Bay by paying a record
$19.75 million in fines and
compensation to federal, state and
local agencies.
In exchange for Shell's agreement
Wednesday, the state decided not to
pursue criminal charges against the
giant oil company over the 1988 spill.
The payment also ends Shell's
financial obligation for the cleanup
costs. The company spent about $8
million in cleanup costs immediately
after the spill.
The oil poured out April 22, 1988
when a storm drain hose inside an oil
tank at Shell's Martinez refinery
broke and discharged more than
432,000 gallons of crude into a bay
estuary north of San Francisco.
Officials said the spill happened
because Shell violated a federally
mandated oil spill prevention plan by
leaving storm sewer drains open,
allowing the oil to pour into the
water.
More than 150 acres of wetlands


were coated with crude oil and 11
miles of shoreline were polluted
along the estuary at Martinez and
Benicia in Contra Costa County.
The Justice -Department's top
environmental official, Assistant
Attorney General Richard Stewart,
said he hoped the nearly $20 million
levy may serve as a precedent in the
negotiations with Exxon over its
much larger oil spill in Alaska last
spring.
"I hope it sends a message to
anybody who is in the oil business,"
he said of the Shell settlement. "I
think spills that are proportionately
bigger ought to have a propor-
tionately larger bottom line."
Since the Exxon spill was about
1,000 times greater than the Shell
spill, Stewart was asked if the
government would seek 1,000 times
as much from Exxon for damage to
the environment.
"We will see," he replied. If Exxon
had to pay 1,000 times as much as
Shell is paying, it would amount to
nearly $20 billion.
Shell lawyers in Houston were not
available for comment.


think of one instance ... where a
prominent defector from the United
States was finally thrown out or
expelled from a (Eastern) bloc
country that had been providing him
comfort and sanctuary."
Declining to name the defector or
the country, he added, "That would
have been contrary to the wishes of
the KGB."
The CIA director said he does not
"look forward" to the possibility his
agency might be asked to take deep
budget cuts similar to those being
discussed for the Defense
Department.
The country "needs our services
more now than in the old stand-off
environment" between NATO and
the Warsaw Pact, Webster said. "I
intend to make that point very clear,"
he said, to President Bush.
In addition to verifying
compliance with arms control


treaties, the CIA must now.provide
intelligence on economic conditions
of the changing Eastern Europe
countries and warn of possible
violent upheavals, he said.
On other topics, Webster said:
- The United States has "a right
to assume Soviet involvement" in
providing weapons to the rebels in El
Salvador since the arms are
manufactured in the Soviet Union or
Soviet bloc countries.
- U.S. intelligence indicates the
Salvadoran rebels, while well armed,
do not have the power "to totally
destabilize" the U.S.-backed
Salvadoran government.
- The CIA has reported its
findings to the White House on news
reports that Israel secretly helped
South Africa obtain technology for
long-range missiles that could carry
nuclear warheads. He declined to
elaborate.


Friedman wins NationalBook Award


NEW YORK (UPI) -
Journalist Thomas Friedman's
"From Beirut to Jerusalem" won
the 1989 National Book Award
for non-fiction, and John Casey's
"Spartina" won the award for
fiction.
The authors were presented
with their awards Wednesday at a
dinner attended by 500 people at
the the Pierre Hotel. Each award
is accompanied by a check for
S10,000 and a commemorative
medallion, a spokesman said.
"From Beirut to Jerusalem,"
published by Farrar, Straus &
Giroux Inc., is an account of
Friedman's years of reporting for
The New York Times from two
middle eastern capitals. It was
considered a favorite to win the
non-fiction award.
"Spartina,"publishedbyAlfred
A. Knopf Inc., is set in a small
Rhode Island coastal town. It was
a surprise winner, upsetting
favorites "Billy Bathgate" by E.L


Doctorow and "The Mambo
Kings Play Songs of Eove" by
Oscar Hijuelos.
Other finalists in the fiction
category were Katherine Dunn for
"Geek Love" and Amy Tan for
"The Joy Luck Club."
Finalists for the non-fiction
award were McGeorge Bundy,
"Danger and Survival: Choices
About the Bomb in the First Fifty
Years"; Marilynne Robinson,
"Mother Country,"; Taylor
Branch, "Parting of the Waters,"
and William Pfaff, "Barbarian
Sentiments: How the American
Century Ends."
The National Book Awards
were established in 1950 to
recognize American literary
works of exceptional merit and
were administered for many years
by a non-profit organization set
up by the Association of
American Publishers. Early this
year the National Book
Foundation was set up to
distribute the awards.








8 Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989


I _U.S. news I



Base closure plan would save millions


WASHINGTON (IPI) - The
commission that devised a plan to
shut down or scale back nearly 40
major military bases nationwide
overestimated annual savings from
the closures by at least $170 million,
congressional auditors said.
The General Accounting Office
study released Wednesday also
differed substantially with the
commission on the amount of time it
would take the government to
recover the costs associated with
closing and realigning bases.
The GAO study said most of the
cost-savings errors it found were due
to "tight time constraints" of the
commission and a lack of "effective
management control" for verifying
the accuracy of its data.
Congress had given the
commission one year to develop its
base-closing plan.
The GAO's findings support
criticism that the commission's work
was flawed. But the GAO did not
take issue with assertions by the
commission and the Defense
Department that the choices for
closing bases "are still sound and
logical."
The base-closing plan, accepted by
Congress in April, calls for shutting
down 34 major military installations
and 52 smaller ones by 1995, plus the
partial closure of five major bases
and the "realignment" of 54 others.


It marks the first major effort in a
decade to close a group of domestic
bases.
About 20,000 jobs are expected to
be lost nationwide, though military
personnel will be reassigned and
civilians will get first crack at
openings elsewhere under a special
job placement program.
California would be especially
hard hit, losing six bases, including
the Presidio in San Francisco,


headquarters of the 6th Army.
The GAO reviewed 15 base
closings and realignments that
account for 90 percent of the
commission's estimated annual
savings, including the Presidio in San
Francisco, three Air Force bases in
California, Fort Dix in New Jersey,
and Chanute Air Force Base in
Illinois.
The commission estimated that
those 15 eventually will save a total of


DEFENSE DISCUSSION - Sen. Sam Nunn, from Georgia, discusses
defense matters withRear Adm. RichardMilligan prior to opening hearings
by the Senate Armed Services Committees last month. (AP Laserphoto)


$623 million a year. But the GAO put
the annual savings at between $400
million and $453.4 million.
For the Presidio alone, the GAO
said the commission overstated
annual savings by at least $27.3
million. The savings from placing
Fort Dix on semi-active status were
overestimated by $40.7 million, the
report said.
Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois
was overestimated by $13.6 million,
and the three Air Force bases in
California - George, Mather and
Norton - collectively were
overstated by $46 million, the GAO
study said.
Additionally, the shutdown of the
Presidio and mothballing of Fort
Dix would each exceed the six-year
limit for cost recovery established by
Congress as a criteria for closing a
base, the report said.
The GAO noted that the cost of
cleaning up hazardous wastes left
behind from a base closing were left
out df the commission's estimates
and its own, as was the economic
impact on communities that lose a
base.
However, the study recommended
that future evaluations of base
closings account for job losses and
other economic consequences. The
GAO said the commission lacked
adequate time for such calculations.


Recall of U.S. troops from Europe could aid budget


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush's proposal to
withdraw 30,000 troops from Europe
would save only $1.6 billion to $3
billion a year and more cuts would be
necessary to make substantial budget
savings, analysts said this week.
"Clearly, conventional arms
reductions will have to produce
larger savings if they are to have a
significant budgetary impact," said
the Defense Budget Project, a non-
profit, non-partisan research and
analysis organization.
Earlier this year, the United States
and NATO proposed at the
Conventional Forces in Europe, or
CFE, arms reduction talks with the
Soviets in Vienna that U.S. and
Soviet forces be reduced to 275,000
each in Europe by 1994.
To reach that level, the United
States would have to reduce Army
and Air Force personnel in Western
Europe by 30,000 and the Soviet
Union would have to withdraw
300,000 troops from Eastern Europe.
The Defense Budget Project said
its studies show that such a U.S.
reduction would only save between
$1.6 billion and $3 billion annually
-far short of the $65 billion in U.S.
defense savings needed by 1994.
"One way to gain larger savings
would be to make corresponding cuts
in U.S. forces stateside," the
organization said. "According to a
commonly used rule of thumb,
approximately two soldiers are
needed stateside to support every
soldier deployed abroad.
"Thus, a CFE cut of 30,000 troops
from Europe could lead to a cut of
60,000 troops based in the United
States, for a total cut of 90,000
troops, saving between $5 billion and
$9 billion annually," it said.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney
told NATO allies that Bush is
prepared to discuss even ,deeper


troop cuts when he meets this
weekend with Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev in their
shipboard summit near Malta.
The Defense Budget Project said
Moscow's proposal for the CFE
treaty would yield even larger U.S.
budget savings, because the Soviets
want to reduce all troops for each
alliance - not just U.S. and Soviet
forces - to 300,000 each.


"If cuts in stationed forces were
shared proportionately among the
NATO allies, the United States
would cut roughly 100,000 troops
.from Europe," it said. "If troops were
also cut from the United States using
the 2.1 rule, the United States could
cut a total of 300,000 Army and Air
Force troops, saving between $17
billion and $30 billion per year."
While this would "make a major


contribution" toward resolving U.S.
budget deficit problems, the
organization said, "it will still be
necessary to go well beyond the cuts
directly associated with a CFE
agreement and cut strategic forces
and naval forces as well."
The Bush administration so far has
resisted including the superior U.S.
naval forces in the conventional arms
control talks with the Soviets.


Investigators to review plane crash records


BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (UPI) -
Federal investigators said they would
review operating records of a


commuter plane that vanished off
Block Island with eight people
aboard and decide whether the


Nation's economic growth


up 2.7 percent
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The
Commerce Department has
upped Its estimate of the nation's
economic growth in the third
quarter to a 2.7 percent annual
rate, reflecting a lower-than-
expected trade deficit during the
three-month period.
But the department also
reported that corporate profits -
a key Indicator of the healthef the
economy - fell 7.2 percent during
the July-September quarter, the
third consecutive quarterly drop
and the steepest for a three-month
period since a 16.5 percent decline
in the first quarter of 1986.
The department last month had
estimated growth in the gross
national product - the total of
goods and services produced in
the economy - at a 2.5 percent
annual rate during the July-
September quarter but that was
based in part on an estimate that
the trade deficit in goods and


in 3rd quarter
services worsened by S22.9 billion
during the quarter.
A better-than-expected trade
picture in September reduced the
actual increase in the shortfall to
512.4 billion, -boosting the
domestic GNP figure.
Exports of goods and services
rose $2.3 billion during the
quarter but imports climbed S14.1
billion, the department said.
The slight upward revision in
economic growth was widely
expected by economists but
growth during the summer
quarter was nevertheless much
stronger than analysts originally
had expected.
Still, economists warned that
growth in the quarter was inflated
by car sales pushed artificially
higher by sales incentives. Few
analysts expect the growth to
continue at the same pace in the
fourth quarter.


wreckage should be retrieved.
The Coast Guard late Wednesday
suspended its search for survivors of
the New England Airlines twin-
engine plane that disappeared on a
15-minute flight Tuesday night from
Block Island to the mainland town of
Westerly.
Authorities believed the plane
crashed and sank in waters off the
northwest end of Block Island with
no survivors. An intense search for
more than 25 hours turned up the
bodies of two dogs and some articles
from the aircraft, but no sign of
wreckage or the eight people aboard.
"We believe that if there was a
person in the water, we would have
found them, due to the thoroughness
of our search," Coast Guard
spokesman Hank Leeper said.
The Coast Guard said it would
resume the search only if evidence
turned up of possible survivors,
"I think it's a reasonable
assumption that it sunk. We've
searched the area thoroughly and did
not find any sign of the actual aircraft
or the people aboard," Leeper said.
Ted Lopatkiewicz, a spokesman
for the National Transportation
Safety Board, said the board would
begin reviewing the operating
records of the plane as well as
training and job records of the pilot.


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BalboaHighSchoolpresents mneerdrwna'


The billboard advertises an
"Astonishing and Inspiring
Mellerdrammer." Without a shadow
of a doubt, Egad, The Woman In
White (orSealedInA Madhouse!) is
that and much much more. From
imaginative characters to
preposterous situations and
dastardly deeds, this show is an eye-
catcher to the grande final, and
thanks to some astounding technical
feats provided by Mr. Dan
Goldsworthy and crew, is not lacking
the pizazz to thrill all and sundry.
Dominating the stage is Sir
Percival Glyde, played by the clever
Mr. Raymond Samuels. Sliding
slimily, he orchestrates devilish
schemes to gain at the expense of our
young and starry-eyed heroine,
Laura, who is promised to Sir Percy
by her dying father. Miss Valerie
Forster, as Laura, does an admirable
job as the damsel in distress.
Who else but a drawing master,
equipped with his drawing pencils
and a change of socks, to be her fair


knight. Mr. Mason Gann, a
newcomer to the BHS stage, often
reaches the genius level in his
portrayal of the myopic and
foolhardy hero. With abandon, he
plummets off to save dear Laura,
knocking into doors and challenging
Sir Percy to fisticuff in the style of
Marcus of Queensbury Rules.
A monkey wrench is thrown into
the works. First, Countess Fosco, a
clever creature that runs the local
madhouse, has made an astonishing
and inspiring discovery. Within her
abode is a certain Miss Catherick,
once a wife of Sir Percy. A wife never
divorced. So Miss Monica Rios, ever
so sultry in her high heels and high
fashions, waits for our rapscallion to
announce his marriage to Laura. She
pounces, threatening to allow Miss
Catherine to sue for bigamy. Thus
our villain must pay reparations or
be doomed.
The second twist in Sir Percy's
plan is the namesake of the play. A
mysterious Woman in White, a


figure of mystery, and a cause for
alarm, has been wandering about
Blackwater Park, Sir Percy's
habitation. Who is she? What is she
after?
Supporting a crowd of new and
old faces is a devoted, unfailing crew.
Cosmetic embellishments of the cast
were provided by Miss Carmen
Ortiz.
Mr. Chris Berrean, assisted by the
able Mr. Alex Royo carried out the
management of the stage. Assembly
of the stage was diligently worked on
by Miss Noelle Woodrow, et. al.
Publicity through the various media
was provided by Miss Laura
Putnam. Sale of tickets was provided
by Miss Jennifer Shulte and Miss
Bridget Kelly. Properties are due to
efforts of Miss Paulette Nassiff.
Lavish wardrobe prepared by the
untiring Miss Pam Thompson and
Miss Ashely Gann. Goldsworthy and
his crew of technically dextrous
gentlemen provided lighting and
audio effects, as. well as a few special


effects which are meant to amaze and
awe.
Not forgetting the important,
certain faculty and parents must be
thanked for their untiring devotion.
To Mr. Johnston, veteran dramatist,
for providing the community with
enriching and hysterical entertain-
ment. Mrs. Corbett should be
thanked for giving her time and
playing the role of Aunt Fredericka
Fairlee. The crowd at Pacific Theater
Arts Center are held in deep regard
for their sound advice and moral
support. The parents of the nascent
and patriarch actors alike must be
extoled for their great patience and
endurance.
Last but certainly not least, the
writer would like to express his
appreciation to Mr. Corbett, who
aided .him when he had run out of
combustible fuel and would not have
arrived at the auditorium in good
humor. (if at all) without his timely
aid.


Charlie Pride will share his talent

with U.S. military communities


FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) -- Charley Pride always
"dug" country music, a business
that appreciated his talent. The
1971 "Entertainer of the Year,"
will share his talent with Panama's
military communities Dec. 7-10.
Before being discovered in
1963. the Sledge. Miss. native
dabbled in diverse vocatons. Pride
served in the Army from 1956-58.
Before that he played professional
baseball for the Memphis Red
Sox. But Pride's passion remained
country music.
"Nobody in my family was
musical. I memorized all those
country songs and sung them. My
family thought I was ctazy,
asking, 'why you singin' this
music? It ain't gonna get you
nowhere." Pride said he didn't
care if it got him anything; he
loved it. We all know, the rest is
history.
Within two years of his first
album's release, Pride had a string


of eight number-one records. The
statistics thrust him into the top-
10 among country artists with the
most chart-topping tunes. The
string included "I'd Rather Love
You," "Is Anybody Goin' to San
Antone," "Afraid of Losing You
Again," "Kiss an Angel Good
Morning " and "Night Games".
Chet Atkins, arguably the most
successful guitarist in the
business, believes Pride has a
greatness that will transcend
country music. He says,
"Superstars like Hank Williams
and Frank Sinatra have a certain
intangible edge. Put Charley
Pride on the worst sound system
in the country and it won't matter.
Hell penetrate. That's greatness.
Few have it. Charley does."
NOTE: Shows have been
scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, at
the Fort Espinar Theater; 6 and 9
p.m., Dec. 9, at the Fort Clayton
Theater, and 7 p.m., Dec. 10, at
the Howard Theater.


Nova University holds largest commencement exercise in 8-year history


ALBROOK AFS (NOVA) -Nova
University held its eighth and largest
commencement exercise at the Fort
Amador Officers' Club with 85
students in three fields of study
graduating of whom 55 were present.
The president of Nova University,
Dr. Abraham S. Fischler, conferred
degrees on 28 Masters in Business


Administration, on 47 Bachelors of
Science in Professional Management
and awarded certificates to 10
professionals in the Paralegal
Studies program.
Among the graduates were
numerous U.S. government
personnel, including the following:
MBAs: John Loughlin, Conrado


Notyce and Alalvaro Schollianos
(USARSO), Jerry Salazar
(USAFSO), Eric Green (USNC),
Hercilia Chen, Canute Cockburn,
Rebeca Gomez, Abraham Saied and
Berta Tang (PCC) and Juan Foster
and Harold Mitchell (Civilians).
BP-Ms: John Culmer, Wayne
Goulet, D'Andrea Record, Grant


Rees, Kelly Riell, Carl Sadowski,
Pedro Sanchez, Alfonso Uriola and
Elizabeth Welch (USAFSO), Vivian
Attias, Gary Dyer, Randall Evans
and Graciela Rivera (PCC), Cristina
Beech, Jacqueline Horton, Dallys
Icaza, Esteban Mayers, Michelle
Robinson, Sheila Teran, Gina Cano
and Teresa Hun (Civilians).


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with special guest
Sandy Powell



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ASSEMBLY - CurunduElementary Schoolheldan honors assemblyfor
students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 to mark the students
achievements in behavior and academic work, inchudig selection of a
student of the quarter from each class. Here students display their
certificwates. Parents were invited to the assembly. (DoDDS photo)


STUDENTS PLANT TREE - Los Rios Elementary School third grade
students A nalisa Shoemaker, Glen Davis, Jonas Gaston and Galen Herring
plant a pine tree in preparation of Arbor Day. The tree was donated by the
Parent Teacher Organization and represents the continuing bond between
the school and the community. (DODDS photo)


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10 Dec. 1, 1989


notices


HEART
HEART is an organization that
provides child care for volunteers. If
you are currently volunteering or
would like to but need financial
assistance for child care please call
287-6109 or 287-4302. HEART also
needs a secretary. Interested persons
please call.

2nd car shipments
Anyone interested in shipping a
second vehicle to the U.S., at their
own expense, call 282-3640 for more
information.

Balboa SAC
There will be a meeting of the
Balboa Elementary School Advisory
Committee at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in
room 111 of the school. All Balboa
Elementary School teachers and
parents are invited to attend.

Retiree payday
For Atlantic community
retirees, retirement checks will be
cashed on Dec. 7 at the Panama
CanI Treasurer's Office,
Margarita, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The change in the day is because
Dec. 8, which falls on the Friday,
is a holiday, Mother's Day, in
Panama.
For the Pacific community,
retirement checks will be cashed
on Dec. 9 at the Curundu
elementary School, Fort Clayton,
from 9 a.m. to noon.
In both cases, a valid ID card its
required. The Pacific community
also should avoid the area of the
Fort Clayton and Albrook AFS
gates during retirement check
cashing hours.

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

Gingerbread House
Learn to make a Christmas fantasy
come true by making gingerbread
houses. Construction will be in two
phases from 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 5, and
from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 6.
Reservations are limited to 10
people, so call 284-5650 early to sign
up.
Army recruiting
The United States Army
Recruiting Center is open Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in
room 320, building 519, Fort
Clayton. For more information call
SFC Roberto Lopez at 287-5414.

Registered nurses
The Civilian Personnel Office is
recruiting U.S. registered nurses.
Full-time (shift-work included),
part-time and intermittent positions
available. For more information stop
by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid
L. Sullivan at 285-4116.
Practical nurses
The Civilian Personnel Office
Recruitment and Placement
Division is recruiting U.S. licensed
practical nurses (NM-620-05). Stop
by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid
L. Sullivan at 285-4116.

Air Force ROTC
Finish college under the AFR 53-
20 commissioning program.


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

Explorers
The 24th Security Police
Squadron is recruiting youths ages 14
to 20, to join the Air Force Law
Enforcement Post 11.
The Explorers is similar in
operation to the Boy Scouts of
America and is open to all military-
dependents on the Pacific side.
Explorers work with law
enforcement personnel in such areas
as administration, walking patrols,
traffic controls and crime
suppression activities. They also
learn about crime prevention,
military law, firearm safety and a
variety of other topics.
They wear a distinctive uniform
similar to the blue Air Force uniform
with a specific Explorer patch on
their upper sleeve.
For more information about the
program, call SSgt. Shelia M. Dixon
at 284-4755.

MARS services
If you want to make a phone patch
home, or send a 25-word message,
there is good news. MARS has new
expanded operating hours.
The 1978th Communications
Group's Military Affiliate Radio
System station, or MARS, places
phone patches and send free
telegrams, called MARSgrams, for
U.S. military, civilians and family
members here to the U.S. or
elsewhere in the world.
Hours for the station are now 7 a.m.
to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight
seven days a week.
Using the MARS services is easy,
just call the station at 284-4215 or
284-4062 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After
6 p.m. until midnight call 286-3206 or
286-3609.
Musicians needed
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
looking for talented individuals in
the areas of music, singing, dancing,
comedy, rappers, etc., to audition for
the Tropic Entertainment Variety
Show, Jan. 21. All interested
personnel should call 284-6161/3818.

Christmas mail
"Wrap and Mail Your Packages
Early" services will be available
beginning Saturday at Ocean Breeze
Center on Fort Sherman. For more
information call 289-6282.

Old Zonians
The yearbook staff at Balboa High
School is selling old editions of
yearbooks for $30. Years available
are 1964, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1982,
1984, 1985 and 1986. If interested,
contact Mrs Joyce Hanson at Balboa
High School at 252-7896 Ext. 23.

Family classes
Family skills classes are offered
on a regular basis by Army
Community Services. Classes range


from typing to filing business and
military correspondence. For more
information call 284-3105.
Roadrunners
The Isthmian Roadrunners will
hold an annual marathon 4 a.m. Dec.
3. The 26.2-mile out-and-back course
begins in front of Balboa High
School.
Everyone who finishes will receive
a T-shirt, certificate and breakfast.
For more information call 225-6556
after 5 p.m.

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

Navy swim pool
The Rodman Swimming Pool,
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal,
has re-opened as a 5-star facility.
Featuring a refurbished pool, new
furniture, and an outstanding snack
bar, Fleet Landing, the pool is open
every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Advance scuba diving
The Howard Outdoor Recreation
Section is now offering an Advanced
Scuba Open Water Dive, Rescue and
Equipment course. For more
information on course requirements
and times call 284-3569 or 286-3555.
BNCOC training
Soldiers requiring BNCOC should
submit a DA Form 4187 through
their chain of command to DSPO
training to request attendance. For
information call 285-4548.

Tax info
Make your 1989 taxes less taxing.
Prepare for them now! Since 1987
was the first year the new tax law
went into effect, many people were
surprised when they filled out their
tax returns the past two filing
seasons. Tax rates, standard
deductions, and personal
exemptions are items that will
change again in 1989.
Do not be surprised in April 1990.
The Army Family Liaison Office has
a list of significant changes in the new
tax law most likely to affect Army
families. For your free copy, write
HQDA (DAPE-ZXF), Washington,
DC 20310-0300.
Gift wrapping
The Special Forces Wives Club is
sponsoring free gift wrapping for 3/7
soldiers Dec. 16. All 3/7 soldiers can
bring their gifts to be wrapped to 3/7
Headquarters, Fort Davis.
Alcohol awareness
Adult Children of Alcoholics
holds meetings in building 6550,
Corozal, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. For
information call Debbie at 287-3942
or Ana at 261-8775.
Therapists meet
A meeting with an occupational
therapist and physical therapist
sponsored by the Panama Chapter of
the Council for Exceptional Children
(CEC) will be held in Room A
207/209, Curundu Junior High
School, 4 p.m. Dec. 5, The
therapists will explain their services


and answer all questions. Everyone is
welcome. For more information call
Cathy Savage 252-1123.

Tours & travel
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR now has a Tour & Travel
service. Located at building 65, hours
are: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5
p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon.
Individual tours available upon
request. For more information on
tours and trips, call 283-5307.
Children's table
The 470th MI Brigade Ladies will
hold a children's table at the
Christmas Village 1-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at
Valent Rec. Center, Fort Clayton.
The table is set up for children to do
their own Christmas shopping. For
more information call 287-5998.

Aerobics class
An Aerobics class will be held at
Valent Recreation Center beginning
early December. Morning and
evening classes are available for your
convenience. For more information'
call 287-4201.
Outboard classes
The Fort Sherman Scuba Rental
Center has classes on outboard:
motor operation every Saturday.|
Space is limited to 10 persons.,
Register in advance by calling'
289-6104.






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Eyewitness
The 24th Security Police
,, Squadron has recently implemented
the "Eyewitness" patrol car
surveillance system.
The system is a video recording
that provides visual records of
interaction between law enforcement
7 officers and persons stopped for
alleged offenses.
The system can also serve as a
source of identification and provides
an unbiased account of what
. transpired. It will also help train
patrolmen by correcting improper
techniques, thereby improving their
As additional money becomes
available, all law enforcement
vehicles will have units installed to
protect the public.
AA meetings
Sick and tired of being sick and
tired? Alcoholics Anonymous meets
in building 6550, Corozal, every
night of the week; Mon. - Sat. at 8
.p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7
p.m. For information, call 252-6709.
Meetings on the west bank of the
iCanal are in building 40 on
USNAVSTA Panama Canal, Sun. -
Fri. at 8 p.m. and Sunday mornings
at 9. West bank phone: 283-5749.
Give AA - and yourself - a chance.
)/ IT WORKS!

S Spanish course
A beginning Spanish course
S sponsored by the Fort Kobbe
1.. ,, Education Center will begin Dec. 5.
r .,Classes are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
. through Thursdays. For more
S information call 284-3150.

-.|Intermediate Spanish
,1,! An Intermediate Spanish class
' -isponsored by Fort Kobbe Education
i .Center will begin Dec. 5. Classes are
"1'6-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
S , For more information call 284-3150.

Spanish GED
A Spanish GED program
Sponsored by Fort Kobbe Education
, Center will begin Dec. 5. Classes are
.5-6 p.m. Monday and Thursdays.
'For more information call 284-3150.
Movies
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal. Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Center is offering free
movies for all hands and dependents.
The movies are played at Crews'
Lounge, building 88, Naval Station
Panama Canal (Rodman) and
MCSFCo classroom. building 3005,


Naval Station Panama Canal,
(MARBKS). Two different features
are shown each night, one at 7 and
another at 9 p.m. For more
information, please call 283-5307.
Trap range
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR invites you to visit its Trap
Range! Schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Friday, 4:00 p.m. thru
dusk. Saturday, Sunday, Holidays,
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Firearms use
will be provided, rental free.

Jungle run
NSGA Galeta Island will host a 5K
Jungle Fun Run on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to help get this
run off to a great start. Even if you
plan to run, you can be a volunteer
up until race day! Please contact
MWR at 289-5109 or CTOC Fifer at
289-5010.

Event changes
Fort Amador Officers' Club has
had to reschedule or relocate several
events during this week.
If your unit or organization was
scheduled to hold a special event this
week, check with event coordinators
for possible changes or relocation.

Water aerobics
Work off those holiday pounds
and have fun doing it! You do not
need to know how to swim. Farfan
Pool, Mon., Wed. & Fri, 6-7 p.m.
Begins Nov. 27, $1.00 per class. For
information, call Lisa Ortiz at
284-5094.

No games
There will be no games at the
Naval Station's Anchorage Club
from Dec. 14 through Jan. 14.

Cash paychecks
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
Federal Credit Union will cash
paychecks for retiree members
commencing at 9 a.m. Dec. 4.
Retirees with base passes, unable to
walk to the Credit Union Office from
the gate without assistance will be
picked up at the gate by the shuttle
bus, taken to the Credit Union Office
and returned to the gate. Guests
accompanying the retirees will not be
allowed to accompany retirees
beyond the gate. Only individuals
with base I.D. cards will be allowed
to enter the Station.
Black Stallion
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J.5. i'ava l a Lion anaa
Canal, MWR once again offers
charter fishing services on board the
Black Stallion and Vargas. For more
Information, call 283-5307.

Boating classes
U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal, MWR sponsors Boston
Whaler classes. For information on
dates, call 283-5307.
Scuba course
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
offers a scuba diving course. Class
' / l- -, will be at the Rodman Swimming
SPool Dec. 4 - 10 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
S,. . Five classes and two days of diving
are included. Sign up by Dec. 4. For
information 283-5307.
SExchange hours
" New hours for the Corozal Main
-. Exchange are Monday to Saturday,
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.
S.. -5 p.m.


Sailing classes
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal is sponsoring Basic, Crew and
Skipper sailing classes. Register now
at building 65, the MWR main office
or call 283-5307
Computer classes
Computer classes are now being
offered at Valent Recreation Center.
The ongoing program includes
sessions for beginners and advanced-
level. For more information call
298-4201.

CRD cruise
A Friendship Cruise sponsored by
CRD Outdoor Recreation Branch
will depart from Rodman pier at 6:30
p.m. Dec. 31. Reservations open
December 7 at building 154, Fort
Clayton. Enjoy a buffet and dancing.
Make new friends. For more
information call 287-3363 for
reservations.

Photo portraits
A Class on Photo Portraits will be
held at Fort Davis Arts & Crafts Dec.
4 and 8. The session.is limited to four
families. Learn the basics of portrait
lighting and setting. For more
information call 289-5104.

Christmas village
A Christmas Village sponsored by
Cocoli and Valent Center Music &
Theatre will open at Valent Center
patio Fort Clayton 5 p.m. Dec.l 1-9
p.m. Dec. 2-3. Come visit the
village...get into the holiday spirit!
The Christmas Village will feature
mouth watering treats entertainment
vendors sleigh rides and more. A
delight for young and old. For more
information call 287-4201.

Ceramic special
A Ceramic Special for active duty
military will be held at Clayton
Ceramics Center 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday, Thursdays, Saturdays and
Sunday throughout December,
featuring a 10-percent discount on
greenware. Get ready for Christmas
make your gifts or ornaments. For
more information call 287-4360.

Bronze casting
Casting in Bronze classes are
available by appointment at the Fort
Clayton Arts & Crafts Center,
building 180. Students will learn how
to prepare wax model, invest it and
cast molten bronze. For reservations
call 287-4369.

Ladies' crafts
Ladies' Crafts sessions will be held
at Cocoli Community Center
Sunday at 11 a.m. For more
information call 287-3010.

El Valle trip
An El Valle Shopping Trip
sponsored by Cocoli Community
Center will be held Dec 9. Call 287-
3010 to reserve a space.
El Valle Shopping Trips
sponsored by Valent Recreation
Center depart Fort Clayton 6:30 a.m.
Dec 3 and 17. Enjoy the countryside
and picturesque valley. Visit the
handicrafts market. For more
information call 287-6500.

Valent trip
A Portobello & Langosta Beach
trip sponsored by Valent Recreation
Center will be held Dec 9. A day at
historical ruins and swimming in


clear waters. For more information
call 287-6500.

Dive trip
A Snorkel and Dive at Isla Mamey
resort sponsored by CRD Outdoor
Recreation will be held Dec 9.
Reservations are underway at
building 154, Fort Clayton.
Excellent location for outdoor
activities. For more information call
287-3363.

Volleyball
A Volleyball Challenge will be
held 9-11 a.m. at Reeder Gym, Fort
Clayton Saturdays during
December. Call for space
information. For more information
call 287-3861.

Youth sports
A youth baseball/softball
sponsored by FSD Youth Sports
Office will be held at building 155,
Fort Clayton and building 219, Fort
Espinar. Registration begins Dec 5,
Mon-Fri afternoons. Three leagues
will be .conducted. For more
information call 287-3252 or
289-4289.
Atlantic SAC
The Cristobal High School
Student's Advisory Committee will
meet Dec. 11 at 2:45 p.m. in the
school library instead of Dec. 4.

Honor Society meet
Twenty new members were
initiated into the National Honor
Society -Nov. 15. Guest speaker
for the evening was Mr. Richard
Wainio, Chief, Economic
Research and Marketing
Development Division, of the
Panama Canal Commission.
Mr. Ernest Holland, Principal
of Balboa High School, initiated
the following members: Michael
Hoffman, Mei-Ling Lavecchia,
Mark Mclntire, Alberto
Mizrachi, Susan Nelson, James
Ritchie, Kimberly Thompson,
Aliesha Ave-Lallemant, Melissa
Bowman, Sara Marie Cales,
Valerie Forster,Michelle Hayden,
Leah Izbicki, Christine Ledezma,
Jennifer Lively, Elizabeth Ridder,
Iliana Rodriguez -Mesa, Carlos
Ruiz, Jennifer Shulte, and
Christopher Skora.
Congratulations are extended
to these students for achieving
membership into this prestigious
society.

Kid's auditions
A Audition for Children's Play
sponsored by will be held at CLayton
Youth Center 2:00 p.m. Dec 2. Play
will be held on Dec 23 as part of the
annual Christmas party. Help is also
needed to make props. For more
information call 287-6451.
Kid's shopping
Morning Children's Shopping
Sprees sponsored by Espinar Youth
Center will be held at Sundial Rec
Center 9 a.m. to noon. For more
information call 289-4829.

Golf tourney
Low Net Ball Golf Tournament
will be held at Amador Golf Course
Dec 9. Teams of four persons are
invited to register. The event is open
to golfers with an established
handicap. Entry fee includes lunch.
Prizes will be awarded. For more
information call 282-4511.


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Dec. 1, 1989



I _club calendar


Naval Station O' Club - Fri. & Wed.,
social hour; open 7 days/nights a
week.
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Fri.& Tues., social hour; Sat., grill
sandwich bar; Sun.
Naval Station CPO Club - Wed.,
Top Three Night social hour; Fri.,
Attitude Adjustment Hour.
Albrook O'Club - Special functions
for the Holiday Season will require
the evening meal to be served in the
Falcon Room.
Bamboo Inn - Mon. & Fri., social
hour.
Ft. Amador O'Club - Available for
special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat.
disco
Waterfront Inn -Sun., fast food.
STRAC Club - Open Mon.-Fri.;
Wed.- Fri., social hour with hot
snacks, Fri., with DJ.; Sat., club
open.
Clayton NCO Club - Fri., social
hour, free snacks.
Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge - Sat.,
open. Enjoy the new variety disco
program.
Ft. Sherman Community Club -
Mon., Tues., Wed., club closed,
available for special functions.
Davis Community Club - Fri., social
hour; Wed., Sr. NCO/Officers'
lounge is open; Thurs., open.
Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available
for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506.
Espinar Community Club -
Available for special functions and
parties only. Call 289-5160.
Quarry Heights -Now open for
dinner Mon.; available for special
events and functions. Call 282-4380.


Howard O'Club - Fri. & Sat.,


prime rib; Sun.-Sat., a la carte
dining.
Howard NCO Club - Mon.-Sun., a la
carte dining; Membership night last
Mon. of each month.
Naval Station Officers' Club - Fri. &
Sat., prime rib; Sun., a la carte
dining; Mon., seafood night; Tues.,
turkey croissant; Wed., pork chop;
Thurs., Porterhouse steak.
Naval Station Anchorage Club - Fri.
& Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill
sandwich bar; Mon. & Thurs.,
chicken in the basket; Tues.,
spaghetti night; Wed., Mongolian
stir fried night.
Naval Station CPO Club - Mon.-
Sat., a la carte dining.
Quarry Heights - Tues., steak night;
Wed., membership night 10%
discount; Fri., Chateaubriand,
lobster special; Sat., seafood feast;
Reservations recommended.
Amador O'Club - Thurs., Mongolian
BBQ; closed holidays and Mon.
Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -
Fri., tacos; Sat., lobster thermidor,
variety music.
Albrook O'Club - Fri., prime
rib/seafood; seafood; Sun., dining
room closed; Mon. Mongolian BBQ;
Tues., club closed for maintenance;
Wed., Mexican night; Thur., 2 for 1
steak night.
Clayton NCO Club - Casa Maria,
Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. &
Fri.; Tues. - Sat., dining.
Red Door - Open every day.
Sherman Community Club - Tues.-
Sun., pizza garden is open. La Vista
dining room is open Fri.,
chateaubriand for 2; Sat., seafood
special; Sat., open for fast food.
Davis Community Club - Fri.,
international dining in the Caoba
Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs.,
Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ.
Davis Mountain Top Pub - Thurs.-


Sun., pizza & chicken delivery.


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


Howard 0' Club - Mon.-Fri.
Howard NCO Club - Mon.-Fri.
Naval Station O'Club - Mon.-Sat..
Naval Station Anchorage Club -
Mon.-Fri; grill sandwich bar; Sun.
Naval Station CPO Club
-Tues.-Sun.
Quarry Heights - Mon.-Fri. lunch
specials.
Amador O'Club - Mon.- Fri.
Bamboo Inn - Mon.-Sat.


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


Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri.;
Sun., sit down breakfast.
Naval Station Anchorage Club
-Mon.-Fri.
Quarry Heights O'Club - Mon.-Sat.


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


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


Computer Faire
Atari ST and Amiga computer
enthusiasts will host a unique
"Computer Faire" from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. on Dec. 9, at the Panama Canal
Training Center.
The "Faire" will feature door
prizes, a swap table, demonstrations
of desktop publishing, word
processing, computer graphics and
IBM or Macintosh emulation on
Atari ST and Amiga computers.
For Christmas shoppers, the
"Faire" will also include the sale of
Audubon Society and Union Church
calendars and a variety of 75th
anniversary memorabilia. Refresh-
ments will also be available.
For more information, call Dr.
Mel Boreham at 252-1202.
Kid's crafts
Afternoon Christmas-Craft
classes for children will be held at
Espinar Youth Center now thru Dec
8. For more information call
289-4605.
Locks tours
Lock Tours sponsored by Sundial
Recreation Center will be held every
Thursday. Sundial also has
upcoming tours to Isla Grande and
San Lorenzo. Get the details, call
289-3889 for reservations.
Nutrition clinic
Nutrition Care Division Nutricion
Clinic USA MEDDAC will hold a
'Cholesterol Clinic'for eligible health


recipients 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 28 at
Section 0 Conference Room 3
Gorgas Community Hospital. Please
bring your medical records. For
more information call 282-5270 or
282-5119.
Child care
Family Child Care Program will
hold a workshop 'Christmas
Potpourri' 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2 at
the Child Development Center,
building 39, Fort Clayton. The
workshop will introduce holiday arts
and crafts for children ages 2-7. For
more information call 287-3301 or
287-6810.
Social Actions moves
Effective immediately, the Social
Actions Office will be located at
Albrook in building 812 (Formerly
IAFFA) on the ground floor. The
telephone numbers are
286-3109/4644/3460.
Swim classes
Children's Swimming Classes will
be held at Fort Clayton Pool
beginning Dec 4. Levels include
preschool, beginners and advanced
beginners. For more information call
287-6660.
Bowling tourney
A "King & Queen" Tournament
will be held at Espinar Bowling
Center 5:30 p.m. Dec 9. For more
information call 289-4100.
A "No Tap Tourney" will be held
at Clayton Bowling Center 6:30 p.m.


Doi ec'.Frmrsnfraincl


Dec 2. For more information call
287-6366.

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

Howard arts & crafts
The Howard Arts and Crafts
Center is offering the following
classes and special events:
Dec. 5 -- Ten percent off on all
items in sales store Dec. 7 - Free
demonstration on how to apply gold
from 2 to 3 p.m.
All activities take place in Building
711 at Howard. For more
information, call 284-6361.
Albrook arts & crafts
The Albrook Arts and Crafts
Center is offering the following
classes and special events:
Dec. 2 - A free demonstration on
how to apply decals from 10:30 to
11:30 a.m.
Dec. 3 - A free demonstration on
how to apply gold from 2 to 4 p.m.
All activities take place in Building
806 at Albrook. For more
information, call 286-3279.
Zodiac tourneys
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
sponsoring the following
tournaments:


Dec. 1 - pool from 7 to 10 p.m.
Dec. 8 -- spades from 7 to 10 p.m.
There is a small fee for each
tournament and advance registration
is required. For more information,
call 284-6161/6109.

Zodiac classes
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
currently offering the following
classes:
Piano lessons are offered on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
People wanting to arrange times
need to call 284-6161.
Shotokan karate classes are
offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are
also available for children upon
request. For more information, call
284-6109.
Tang Soo Do martial arts classes
are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30
p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m.
to noon, Saturday. For more
information, call 284-6161.
Beginners English classes will start
Nov. 20 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The
classes will be given on Monday and
Wednesday.
Beginners Spanish classes are
offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday.
All active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate.
A small fee is charged for each
class.








Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989 1.


__I _hemisphere I



Cocaine continues to flow thru Mexico


MEXICO CITY (UPI) - A top
official said last week 18 or 19 planes
loaded with South American cocaine
still land every month on Mexico's
clandestine air strips despite a
crackdown on drug barons in
Mexico and Colombia,.
Mexico does not produce cocaine,
but a large amount of the cocaine
consumed in the United States passes
through Mexican territory. The
1,933-mile U.S.-Mexican border
allows drug traffickers to smuggle
drugs easily into the United States.
"Between 18 and 19 (cocaine-
loaded) planes land each month in
Mexico," said Javier Coello Trejo,
deputy attorney general for narcotics
matters and the man overseeing the
country's anti-drug operations. "Of
these planes, we capture between 30
percent and 40 percent."
Coello Trejo told United Press
International in an interview that
since President Carlos Salinas de
Gortari assumed office last
December, authorities have seized 25
tons of base cocaine, an
unprecedented amount.
"The 25 tons of cocaine seized
during the first year of this
administration is equivalent to 85


percent of the cocaine confiscated
over the past 10 years," Coello Trejo
said.
Most of the cocaine comes in small
planes from South America that can
easily land in some 300 miles of
desolate land that stretches south of
the border.
Coello Trejo said about 20 percent
of the cocaine consumed in the


United States enters through the
U.S.-Mexican border. U.S. officials,
however, put the figure much higher,
at above 40 percent.
He insisted that the passage of
South American cocaine to the
United States through Mexico has
declined, but said he could not
estimate by how much.
"The information we have

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ELECTION ELATION - Supporters of leftist candidate Luis Inacio
(Lula) da Silva celebrate in Rio de Janeiro after he placed third in the first
round of Brazil's presidential elections. (AP Laserphoto)


indicates that the shipment of
cocaine through the Mexican border
has declined," Coello Treja said.
Coello Trejo said that Mexico has
enhanced its cooperation on drug
issues with the United States, "The
cooperation with the Bush
administration has been excellent,"
Coello Trejo said, adding that both
countries have been exchanging
information on drug issues on both
sides of the border, resulting in
unprecedented success.
He said one of the spectacular
results of the cooperation between
U.S. and Mexican officials was the
world-record seizure of 21.4 tons of
cocaine on Sept. 29 in Los Angeles.
"The seizure of over 20 tons of
cocaine in Los Angeles was based on
our information," Coello Trejo said.
He said that since Dec. 1, 1988,
when Salinas, a Harvard-trained
technocrat, assumed office, Mexican
authorities have seized 1,044,500
pounds of marijuana ready for
consumption and 1,312 pounds of
heroin and opium paste.
Coello Trejo said authorities have
also arrested 10,107 alleged drug
traffickers since Dec. 1 and have been
tightening security in prisons
housing drug traffickers.


New Honduras president backs private enterprise


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
(Reuter) - Rafael Callejas, expected
to be confirmed as Honduran
president-elect in the next few days,
is a firm believer in economic reform
and reducing the country's recent
dependence on the United States.
Callejas, 46, claimed victory early
Monday in Sunday's elections, after
early unofficial results gave him 49.3
percent to 45.34 percent for ruling
Liberal party candidate Carlos
Flores, based on 37 percent of the
vote. Official results are due this
week.
An agronomist with a master's
degree from Mississippi State
University in 1966, Callejas has


extensive experience in the public
and private sectors and says his
priority will be to cut the large
government role in the economy.
Callejas, of the National party,
said he aims to reduce the fiscal
deficit, this year running at 7.9 per
cent of gross domestic product
against 4.7 percent in 1980, and will
close down state institutions.
"We have to restore confidence in
the Honduran economy and revert
the negative flow of dollars," he said.
While ruling out a devaluation he
said he will establish a free rate for
non-essential items.
The outgoing government of Jose
Azcona has had a running battle with


Washington over $70 million in U.S.
loans blocked after Honduras broke
with the International Monetary
Fund over economic austerity
measures proposed by the IMF.
Callejas also says he will redefine
Honduran foreign relations, cutting
its traditionally heavy economic
dependence on the United States and
cultivating ties with Europe and
Japan.
He says he will seek detente with
his Central American neighbors, and
intends to pursue plans to repatriate
about 10,000 Nicaraguan rebels
inside Honduras.
Apart from studying agronomy,
Callejas did post-graduate study at


the Social Sciences Institute of The
Hague, specializing in agricultural
development.
He served in military regimes
during the 1970s, heading national
banana, electric power, ports, water
supply and forestry corporations and
rising to natural resources minister in
1975-80.
In the private sector, he has
worked in banks, hotels, railroad
companies and agro-industrial
enterprises.
Born in Tegucigalpa on November
14, 1943 to a large landowning
family, Callejas is married to the
former Norma Regina Gaborit and
has three children.


Leftists rebels stage wave of bombings in Chile


SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuter) -
Leftist guerrillas have claimed
responsibility for a wave of
bombings in which one person was
killed and the Chilean capital
blacked out Saturday, the 74th
birthday of President Augusto
Pinochet.
A teenaged guerrilla was killed and
at least two people were wounded in
the worst outbreak of violence since
Pinochet was defeated in a plebiscite
last year.
A powerful bomb exploded early
Sunday inside the studios of a pro-
government radio station, injuring
the announcer and raising to 11 the
number of explosions, police said.
A man identifying himself as a
spokesman for the Manuel
Rodriguez Patriotic Front (FPMR)
said in telephone calls to local
newspapers that the blackout was
caused to "repudiate the dictator's
birthday and to protest against his
plans to stay in power".
Government officials accused the
Communist Party of instigating the
violence to disrupt elections set for
December 14 in which Chileans will
vote for a president for the first time
in 19 years.


"The Communist Party and its
armed wing, the FPMR, want to


Experts say three in
BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -
Forensic medicine experts
examining the remains of people
killed in the explosion and crash
of a Colombian jet airliner have
identified the bodies of three
people not on the passenger list,
raising the death toll to 110,
officials said Thursday.
The Forensic Medicine Office
said the bodies were those of two
men and one woman, all
Colombians. The office said that
102 other bodies have been
identified, mainly from dental
records, and that five bodies were
still unidentified.
Authorities still have not
determined what caused the
explosion that ripped apart the
Avianca Airlines Boeing 727
Monday morning during a flight
from Bogota to Cali. The plane
crashed outside Bogota four
minutes after taking off from El
Dorado International Airport.


prevent the transition to democracy
from taking place peacefully,"


crash not on manifest
All aboard, including six crew
members, were killed.
A team from the Seattle-based
Boeing Co. joined Colombian
experts to examine the wreckage
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 said.
The FBI also dispatched a
bomb specialist to Colombia at
the request of the Colombian
government to help determine
whether the crash was caused by a
criminal act.
So far, officials have not
reported finding any evidence that
the blast was caused by a bomb.
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.


Interior Minister Carlos Caceres said
after inspecting the wrecked studios
of Radio Mineria.
Police said a 16-year-old member
of the FPMR was blown to pieces
when a bomb he was about to plant
on a high-tension power pylon
exploded.
Another youth belonging to the
Communist guerrilla group was
seriously injured in the. blast late
Saturday.
The explosion occurred yards
away from the site where the FPMR
ambushed Pinochet's motorcade
with rocket guns in a failed
assassination attempt in 1986.
State electricity company officials
said three pylons were knocked down
and Santiago, a city of 4.5 million,
was plunged into total darkness for
more than 30 minutes.
Pinochet, who seized power in a
bloody military coup in 1973, must
hand over to an elected civilian
president in March, but intends to
stay on indefinitely as commander-
in-chief of the army.
Classified ads must be
in by 9 a.m. on Monday


.--.








STropic Times
14 Dec. 1, 1989



I hemisphere


Chartere

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(UPI) - U.S. officials chartered a jet
to bring Americans out of El
Salvador Thursday following leftist
rebel attacks in the capital that left a
U.S. official's home destroyed and
sent about 100 Americans into
emergency shelters.
U.S. Embassy employees in El
Salvador were told their families
could be moved to safer areas or
leave the country altogether,
although U.S. officials stopped short
of calling the actions an evacuation.
"Anyone who felt it might not be
safe to stay in their house, other
options have been made available to
them," spokesman Jefferson Brown
said. "The ambassador has now
authorized a voluntary departure for
any dependents or anyone who wants

Cuba agrees

to halt arms

to guerrillas
PARIS (UPI) - Nicaraguan
leaders and Cuban diplomats
agreed to halt shipments of
weapons to Salvadoran rebels
through Nicaragua after a
meeting with Soviet diplomats in
Managua, Le Monde reported
Wednesday.
Following the meeting
Tuesday, Nicaragua's Sandinista
commanders also decided to expel
leaders of the Salvadoran rebel
group, the Farabundo Marti
National Liberation Front
(FMLN), from Nicaragua, the
report said.
The meeting was held,
"apparently at the request of the
Soviets," to discuss the Salvadorn
guerrilla offensive of Nov. 11 and
the crash in El Salvador Saturday
of a twin-engine plane carrying
anti-aircraft missiles. Salvadoran
government officials said the
missiles were bound for the leftist
guerrillas.
Le Monde, citing unnamed
Sandinista officials, said the
Nicaraguan commanders were
never informed about the
shipment of weapons by Cuba
through Nicaragua. The source
said Nicaraguan leaders were
furious at Cuban leader Fidel
Castro.
The Sandinistas are concerned
about El Salvador's claim before
the U.N. Security Council that
Nicaragua is interfering with its
internal affairs.
"We are already in a very
difficult economic and diplomatic
situation," Le Monde quoted an
unidentified spokesman for the
Sandinistas as saying.
"The El Salvador affair can
only serve to increase our
isolation even though we have had
nothing to do with recent events.
The offensive and weapons
deliveries were organized by the
FMLN and by Cuba.
"We were against the offensive
because we think that conditions
are not favorable for a general
insurrection in El Salvador," the
official said. "We are paying a
very high price today for our
solidarity with the FMLN."
The official said Managua
hopes the decision taken Tuesday
will "reassure the Soviet Union,
which remains wary about us."


d jet flies

to leave."
About 100 people took advantage
of the offer, taking refuge at the
embassy or the heavily fortified
Agency for International
Development building. U.S. officials
also have chartered a jet to carry
Americans out of the country
Thursday.
The leftist Farabundo Marti
National Liberation Front, or
FMLN, said its fighters had been
ordered not to harm Americans in
their fierce new offensive, which


Who Can Apply: Current
permanent employees of US Army
South and Services Activities and
other U.S. Government agency
employees. If any other source will be
considered for sensitive, positions.
How To Apply: Applicants must
submit to the CPO, building 560,
Room 306, Corozal by the close of
business on the closing date of
announcement. Application is a
signed copy of SF-171, Application
for Federal Employment;. SF-50,
Notification of Personnel Action;
USARSO Form 106, if applicable
and a current/last performance
appraisal. Qualification standards
may be reviewed at CPO. For further
information call 285-5201. 113-90
Quarters Property Clerk (TYPING)
NM-303-04,DEH Housing Division,
Albrook AFS. General Experience 1
YR., Specialized Experience N/A,
time-in-grade N/A. job related
criteria: Note: qualified typist
required. 114-90 Protocol Clerk
(TYPING), NM-303-05, Sensitive,
HQ USARSO, Protocol Office, FT
Clayton, Specialized experience 1 yr.
equiv. to NM-04, time-in-grade
N/A. Job related criteria: 1.
Knowledge of procedures required to
obtain proper accommodation for
VIP's and high ranking officials. 2.
Skill in the use of electronic mail


s out U.S. families


began before dawn Wednesday. The
rebels soon retook areas of the
capital that had been lost to
government troops nearly a week
ago.
In Washington, Secretary of State
James Baker said FMLN forces
overran the home of a U.S. Embassy
officer but were driven out by
Salvadoran troops. All American
personnel were believed to be safe, he
said.
"We are taking steps to assure the
security of our personnel," Baker


said, adding that President Bush "has
never ruled out any option" deemed
necessary to protect Americans.
The U.S. Embassy was closed
because of the fighting, and many
embassy officials were told to remain
in their homes.
The U.N. Security Council
scheduled an emergency meeting for
Thursday afternoon in New York. El
Salvador asked for the session to
denounce alleged gun-running by
Nicaragua, which it called an "act of
aggression."
El Salvador alleged that anti-
aircraft missiles found in a plane that
crashed Saturday in its territory were
sent by Nicaragua's Sandinista
government.
To counter the largest attack since
the FMLN launched its initial
offensive Nov. 11, Salvadoran jets
fired rockets at suspected rebel
positions in one neighborhood and
tanks and other armored vehicles
rushed into the area. Helicopters
swooped low over rooftops to strafe
rebel positions.
Rocket and artillery explosions
shook the capital Wednesday
morning after five days of relative
calm and fierce street battles were
reported between rebels and troops
in southwest San Salvador.
More than 2,000 people have been
killed in the rebel offensive against
the government of President Alfredo
Cristiani. The rebels had been trying
to negotiate and end to the 10-year-
old civil war but broke off talks
shortly before launching their
offensive.
The military press office said at
least 17 rebels and soldiers died in
Wednesday's fighting. A military
spokesman said 12 FMLN guerrillas
were killed and 27 wounded, while
the army suffered five dead and eight
wounded.


system. 3. Knowledge of the
organizational functions and
procedures of the Protocol Office. 4.
Skill in operating a word processor.
Note: bilingual. 115-90 Supervisory
Intelligence Operations Specialist,
NM-132-12, Sensitive 470th MI
Brigade, C Company, Corozal,
General experience 3 yrs., specialized
experience 3 yrs., time-in-grade NM-
11. Job related criteria: Note: driver's
license required, knowledge of
English and Spanish. 116-90
Community Relations Officer, NM-
1101-13, Competitive Temporary
Promotion NTE: 120 days. Sensitive,
DCA, Community Operations
Division, FT. Clayton. Specialized
experience 1 yr. at NM-12, time-in-
grade NM-12. Job related criteria:
none. Note: area of consideration
limited to DCA. Ilustrator, NM-
1020-07, Sensitive, Community
Operations Agency, Directorate
Training Support Center, FT.
Clayton. Specialized experience 1 yr.
equiv. to NM-05, time-in-grade NM-
05, job related criteria: none.
However candidates must show at
least one year of experience as
described under "duties". Note: VB
No.103-90 Security Specialist, NM-
080-09, is amended to read: this
position is an excepted service, any
one can apply, those who meet the
qualifications.


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- ,
DOWNED BOMBER - Campesinos view the wreckage of a Salvadoran air
force A-37 bomber shot down by rebel forces' machine gun fire in the first
round of fighting for the country's capital, San Salvador, last week. (AP
Laserphoto)

A rmy CPO has position vacancies


FMLN claims

church woman

is not guilty
HAVANA, Cuba (Reuter) -
El Salvador's left-wing guerrillas
have denied any links with an
American woman arrested after
police discovered an arms cache
under her house in San Salvador.
The Farabundo Marti National
Liberation Front (FMLN), in a
broadcast by its Radio
Venceremos, accused the
Salvadoran authorities of trying
to frame the woman, Jennifer
Jean Casolo, and distract the
attention of the U.S. public from
atrocities carried out by
government soldiers.
"The action...appears to be an
attempt to continue the repression
against humanitarian groups,
against those sympathetic to El
Salvador," the radio, monitored
by the Cuban news agency Prensa
Latina, said.
The FMLN has accused
government soldiers of killing six
Jesuit priests in San Salvador on
November 16 and of other
atrocities carried out since FMLN
guerrillas launched a nationwide
offensive Nov. 11.
Casolo, who has worked with
U.S. political and Church officials
visiting El Salvador, was detained
Sunday.


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Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989


15


I military news



Analysts criticize defense budget cut


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Defense analysts criticized reported
U.S. military plans to cut 250,000
troops and issued a study showing
the Pentagon budget could be
reduced by 50 percent in 10 years
without undermining readiness.
"Doing it that quickly is going to
cause chaos in the ranks," former
Reagan administration defense
official Lawrence Korb said Tuesday
of reported plans to reduce U.S.
military personnel by 250,000 men
and women by 1994.
Longtime defense analyst William
Kaufmann said, "There is an attitude
in the Pentagon to keep programs
that are long-term and ... if
necessary, to sacrifice personnel and
force structure (to achieve) fast
money."
"I think that's what's happened.
We really have to be careful about
cutting people and force structure,"
he said. "It's not as easily brought
back as you think."
The Washington Post reported
Tuesday the U.S. armed services
have drawn up plans to reduce
America's 2.1 million troops by more
than 250,000 by 1994 by eliminating
three Army divisions, five Air Force
fighter wings and 62 Navy ships to


meet Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney's demand for budget cuts.
The Pentagon declined comment
on the report, and Cheney and his
top aides were in Belgium attending a
meeting of NATO defense ministers.
The subject of the report came up
during a news conference at the
prestigious Brookings Institution by
Korb and Kaufmann, who is author
of the study "Glasnost, Perestroika
and U.S. Defense Spending" to be
published next month by Brookings.
Kaufmann, an MIT professor who
helped write military force posture
statements for defense secretaries


from Robert McNamara to Harold
Brown, said his plan would save $500
billion over 10 years without "getting
rid of manpower or force structure"
but by halting production of
expensive new weapons programs.
Kaufmann's study, which has been
forwarded to budget director
Richard Darman, outlines ways to
reduce the U.S. defense budget from
$305 billion to $160 billion by 1999.
Although U.S. defense budgets
have been declining since 1985, "a
good deal more can be taken out of
defense without any damage to
current defense commitments,"


NIGHT LAUNCH - The space shuttle Discovery, which returned to
Edwards AFB, Monday, lights up the sky over downtown Orlando, Fla.,
during its rare night launch Thanksgiving Elve. (AP Laserphoto)


Kaufmann said in his study.
"A first step in this direction would
be to halt the rush to produce a next
generation of weapons that is now in
the acquisition pipeline - at a
cumulative cost of more than $117
billion," he said.
Kaufmann would scale back the
B-2 stealth bomber force to 13
planes, cancel the new C-17 cargo
plane, defer production of the Air
Force's advanced tactical aircraft
and the Navy's advanced tactical
fighter, eliminate two of the 14
aircraft carrier battle groups, cancel
the SSN-21 attack submarine and
drastically reduce production of new
destroyers and amphibious ships.
He would also cancel the rail
garrison system for the MX nuclear
missile and defer production of the
new Midgetman missile, relying
more on the Trident ballistic missile
submarines for a nuclear deterrent.
Kaufmann would also cut one-
active duty Army division in the
United States, but keep present force
levels in Europe until a conventional
forces agreement is signed with the
Soviets.
"We're overspending on strategic
nuclear forces," Kaufmann said at
the news conference. "We're
overspending on the Navy."


U.S. Coast Guard waging drug war in Bolivia


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (UPI) - A
specially trained Coast Guard unit,
taking advantage of a rules of
engagement loophole, is quietly
sending small teams deep into
Bolivian jungles to find and destroy
cocaine laboratories.
Wearing jungle fatigues and armed
with grenades and carbine models of
the AR-15 assault rifle, the special
teams travel upriver aboard 22-foot
Boston Whalers mounted with M60
machine guns. They also land near
labs in Vietnam-vintage UH-1H
Huey helicopter gunships, Coast
Guard officials told The Virginian-
Pilot of Norfolk.
The Coast Guard's first 90-day
mission to Bolivia began in January
when members of its recently formed
Drug Interdiction Assist Team
joined with Drug Enforcement
Administration agents and members
of the "Leopards," Bolivia's U.S.-
trained anti-narcotics militia, said Lt.
j.g. Steven Baynes.


Baynes, who commands the unit,
the only one of its kind in the Coast
Guard, acknowledged that DIAT's
aggressive approach is moving its
personnel into the front lines of the
war on drugs.
Since January, Baynes and other
DIAT members have helped blow up
14 cocaine labs, seized more than
2,800 pounds of processed cocaine
and 4,000 gallons of chemicals.
Baynes, who spent half of this year
in Bolivia, said four Colombians
have been captured during raids. He
said the Coast Guard unit has not
had any major confrontations, but
said that could change.
"They usually run when we get
there," Baynes told the newspaper.
"But as we start hitting them
harder, they may start putting up
some resistance."-
DIAT's members learn jungle and
guerilla warfare techniques, foreign
languages and other skills utilized by
such special operations units as the


Army's Green Berets and the Navy's
SEAL teams.
The DIAT office in Portsmouth is
an element of "Operation Snowcap,"
a joint agency effort linking the Coast
Guard, DEA and State Department
with South American governments
such as Bolivia. The operation seeks
to destroy drugs at their point of
origin, Baynes said.
Operation Snowcap began as
Operation Blast Furnace, a training
mission by Army Special Forces
from Panama and Fort Bragg, N.C.
But rules of engagement restricted
actual participation by the Green
Berets.
The Coast Guard, except during
declared wars, falls under the
jurisdiction of the Transportation
Department and is not under as
stringent restrictions.
"The most important thing to
remember is that we would not be
doing what we're dong without an
invitation from the host country,"


said Baynes, 25, who attended the
Army Special Forces Jungle Warfare
Training School in Panama.
Baynes told the newspaper the
operation in Bolivia has been
successful enough that authorities
plan to expand it to include Ecuador
in January. The country straddles
major shipment routes between
Bolivia and Peru, where coca and its
byproduct, cocaine, is grown and
produced.
Baynes said New Orleans was
considered as a headquarters for the
DIAT office, but Portsmouth was
chosen because the 5th Coast Guard
District had space and is close to the
unit's command element in
Washington. It is also close to several
other military training facilities.
The DEA is the lead agency, and
operations are funded by the State
Department's Office of International
Narcotics Matters, Baynes said. The
Coast Guard pays the salaries of its
own personnel.


Russia unable to launch quick attack on West


WASHINGTON (UPI) - A
classified study done for Defense
Secretary Richard Cheney concludes
that the Soviet Union and its Warsaw
Pact allies for several years have been
incapable of launching a quick attack
against the West, the Washington
Post reported Wednesday.
The study on "lessons learned"
from U.S.-Soviet military crises was
prepared before the current pro-
democracy movement erupted in
Eastern Europe, the Post said. The
conclusions about Soviet military
reaction time represents a consensus
of opinion by the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, Central Intelligence Agency
and Defense Intelligence Agency.
The study made available to the
newspaper depicts as outdated two
scenarios for war in Europe that
drove the West to keep its forces at a
high level of readiness over the past


decade. One scenario had the Soviet
Union invading with little advance
preparation. A second scenario was


for a Soviet attack after only two
weeks of mobilization.
In the most likely circumstances


U.S., Vietnam begin MIA talks


BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -
A U.S. team flew to Vietnam this
week for the first technical talks
on missing American soldiers
since Vietnam last month agreed
to expand cooperation on the
issue.
The team of military specialists
was led by Lt. Col. Joe Harvey,
commander of the U.S. Joint
Casualty Resolution Center.
The center is trying to
determine the fate of the 2,323
Americans listed as missing in
action from the Vietnam War.
James Williams, spokesman for


the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok,
said the three days of talks would
be the first since the negotiations
Oct. 29-30 by special U.S.
presidential envoy John W.
Vessey and Vietnam's Foreign
Minister Nguyen Co Thach.
Vessey said the Vietnamese
agreed to work on two new lists of
top-priority "discrepancy cases"
involving about 80 Americans.
Such cases include people who the
United States believed were taken
prisoner but not freed after U.S.
involvement in the war ended in
1973.


for a Soviet attack, the study says,
"the intelligence community believes
we would have some 33 to 44 days of
warning time."
In some cases, the report says, the
West might know of a major war as
much as six months in advance.
The Post said the new study
questions old assumptions that the
West must be ready to respond to a
surprise Soviet attack within 10-14
days. That belief led to expensive
investments in airlift capability and
other forms of mobility and
deployment.
The conclusions of the study
appear to have been accepted by
Cheney, who now talks freely of
troop reductions in Europe and
Pentagon budget cuts, the Post said.
The defense of the 16-nation NATO
alliance consumes about half of U.S.
military spending.







1 6 Tropic Times
16 Dec. 1, 1989


I _sports


Air Force satisfies appetite in Turkey Bowl


by A1C Michael Louis Amato

HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW
PA) - The Air Force football team
woke up Saturday with growling
stomachs. To squelch their appetites,
they started the day with a serving of
cold squid sandwiches and a bowl of
grunt soup.
After their meal, the team
celebrated its 32-0 drowning of the
Navy and 10-3 stomping of the Army
to grab the 1989 Turkey Bowl flag
football championship.
Despite a torrential rain storm at
Fort Clayton's Jarman Field, Air
Force fans gathered to watch their
team take on the Navy in the first
round of the playoffs. The Army
squad had drawn a bye into the
championship game after the Marine
team pulled out of the competition.
The Air Force scored first after
driving down the field early in the
first quarter and giving halfback
Todd "Lightning" Hill the
opportunity to scamper 25 yards into
the end zone. The extra point sailed
wide as the Air Force took a 6-0 lead.
With mud splattering everywhere,
the ball exchanged hands several
times, causing many penalties, before
time ran out in the first quarter.
Looking like ducks caught in an oil
slick, each team battled tight in the
second quarter until halfback Greg
"G" Fields rambled five yards for the
touchdown, giving the Air Force a


12-0 advantage. The point after
failed.
Staunch defense by the Air Force
led to a late quarter interception by
middle linebacker Winston "H-
Man" Husband at the 15 yard line of
Navy. After several miscues, kicker
David "Ogar" Lowenthall chipped a
30-yard field goal attempt wide,
giving Navy one last breath before
halftime. But defensive lineman Tim
"Ziggy" Stephenson sacked the Navy
quarterback which eventually led to
another punt.
Air Force took the ball and after a
short gain, Hill snared a beautiful
pass from quarterback William
"Gums" Overton and scampered 40
yards for the TD. Lowenthall nailed
the extra point for a 19-0 halftime
lead.
The Air Force went on to
dominate the Navy in the second half
with touchdown runs of 15 and three
yards to end the blitzkrieg and set up
the championship game with a
squeaky dry Army team.
"Our defense stopped everything
Navy had and our offense had too
much power and we ran right over
their defense," said Fields after the
first game. Overton also praised the
help he received from his line. "Our
offensive and defensive lines played
outstanding. On offense, our line
dominated Navy's and gave our
halfbacks enough room to find the
holes."
After intermission, the Air Force
trotted onto the field in hopes of
winning their third consecutive


Turkey Bowl football championship.
But the disciplined Army team had
other plans.
On their first possession of the first
quarter, Army's runners slashed
through a tired Air Force defense like
a chainsaw through a paper cup and
knifed their way down to the Air
Force 8-yard line. But outside
linebacker Richard "Jack Flash"
Jack picked off an errant throw in the
end zone to halt the Army drive.
After the change of possession,
Fields pummeled through the line
three yards on first down and then
pulled in a 40-yard toss from Overton
to carry the ball into Army territory.
Although appearing weary, the Air
Force continued to play toe to toe
with the fresh feet of the Army until
the whistle blew, ending a scoreless
first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Fields
continued his nifty running,
reminiscent of Tony Dorsett, and
brought Air Force into field goal
range. On fourth and long,
Lowenthall split the uprights 15
yards out to break the scoring
drought, 3-0.
Bending but not breaking, the Air
Force defense led by Stephenson's
inspired play, held Army's powerful
ground game until seconds were left
on the clock. But Army punched a
20-yard field goal through to knot
the score, 3-3, at halftime.
The clouds were still crying in the
beginning of the third quarter as
Fields took the opening kickoff 21
yards to the Air Force 38. Air Force


ran a running play on first down and
on second and long, Hill made a
spectacular catch through the middle
and sprinted to the Army 5-yard line.

"We've worked hard for this
and now we've got it."
Tim "Ziggy" Stephenson

Both teams exchanged 10-yard
penalties and on third and goal,
Overton plowed over the goal line on
a quarterback sneak. With the extra
point, Air Force pulled ahead, 10-3.
Air Force halted the Army attack for
the remainder of the fourth quarter
and celebrated another Turkey Bowl
football championship.
Hoisted upon the shoulders of his
teammates, Air Force Most Valuable
Player, "Ziggy" Stephenson yelled,
"It's a great victory for us, we've
worked hard for this and now we've
got it. Although I won the MVP, this
victory was a total team effort." After
he was lowered down into a huge
mud puddle by his .exuberant
teammates, he said, "The only thing I
regret about this game is that the
families won't be here in the future to
watch it because of the drawdown.
I've been in three Turkey Bowls and -
this will be my last one." The game
also marked the last Turkey Bowl for
quarterback Overton. "Being my
third and final year, I'm glad we won,
thanks to the whole team, and I'm
proud of the terrific support we
received from the entire Air Force
community."


AFC, NFC individual leaders after 12 weeks


Kelly Buff.
Esiason Cin
Moon Hou.
Kosar Clev.
Brister Pit


R

Thomas Buff.
Okoye K.C.
Brooks Cin.
Dickerson Ind.
Humphrey Den.
Re

Reed Buff.
Blades Sea.
Slaughter Cley
Johnson Den.
A.Miller S.D.

Sc
TOL

Thomas Buff.
Okoye K.C.
Fernandez Raid
A.Miller S.D.
Metcalf Clev.


AFC
Quarterback
Att Corn
270 162
. 300 172
350 213
369 227
t. 261 147


ushers
Att
238
256
175
227
210


NFC


Yds
2302:
2389
2801
2568
1781


Yds Avg
1045 4.4


1043
1018
933
803


ecei vers
NO Yds
66 1005
61 838
52 968
52 878
50 884

:ori ng
Lchdowns
TD Rush
11 5
9 9
8 0
8 0
8 5


4. 1
5.8
4.1
3.8


Avg
15.2
13.7
18.6
16.9
17.7


Rec
6
0
8
7
3


Pts
66
54
48
48
48


FACT: Buffalo Bills
Thurman Thomas leads the
AFC in rushing and
touchdowns scored.


Quarterbacks
Att Comrn
Montana S.F. 310 222
Everett Rams 395 230
Majkowski G.B. 444 272
Rypien Wash. 357 202
Hebert N.O. 327 206
Rushers


Att
B.Sanders Det. 193


Anderson Chi.
Hilliard N.O.
Bell Rams
Anderson Giant



Sharpe G.B.
Rice S.F.
Sanders Wash.
J.Smith Phoe.
Ellard Rams


220
250
202
243


Yds
2812
3276
3388
2739
2587


Yds Avg
1016 5.3


997
992
805
778


Receivers
NO Yds
69 1083
67 1266
63 798
62 778
61 1176


Scoring
Touchdow
TD Ru
Rice S.F. 15
Hilliard N.O. 14
Anderson Chi. 12
Sharpe G.B. 11
Bell Rams 10


4.5
4.0
4.0
3.2


Avg
15.7
18.9
12.7
12.5
19.3


ns
sh Rec Pts
0 15 90
11 3 84
10 2 72
0 10 66
10 0 60


Kicking
PAT FG


Treadwell Den.
Zendejas Hou.
Norwood Buff.
Lowery K.C.
Biasucci Ind.


32-32
32-32
39-39
25-25
22-22


21- --5
16-22
18-2 t
17-22


Pta
95?
i95
87
79
73


FACT: Last year's Heisman
Trophy winner, Barry
Sanders, leads the NFC in
rushing.


Cofer S.F.
Lansford Rams
Lohmiller Wash
Allegre Giants
Andersen N.O.


Kicking
PAT FG
39-40 21-26
35-35 19-24
29-29 20-27
23-24 20-26
32-33 15-20


Pts
102
92
89
83
77


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Tropic Times
Dec. 1, 1989 .17



Chicago must 'bear down' to make playoffs


MADISON, Wis. (UPI) - After
losing four of their last six games the
Chicago Bears find themselves on the
verge of doing something they
haven't since 1983 - failing to make
the NFL playoffs.
The team's three-days of practice
at the Dave McClain Indoor Practice
Facility on the University of
Wisconsin-Madison campus is
designed to get the Bears out of the
cold and into an environment similar
to the Hubert H. Humphrey
Metrodome, where the Bears play the
Minnesota Vikings Sunday.
It is also hoped it will restore some
confidence to the Bears. They are 6-6
and in second place in the NFC
Central Division behind the Vikings
and Green Bay Packers, who are 7-5.
"We're getting to accomplish what
we came here for, and that's to regain
a little confidence and play like we're
capable of playing," said placekicker
Kevin Butler, who will break the
NFL record for consecutive field
goals of 23 if he makes his next
attempt.
"This right now is the playoffs for
the playoffs. We have to approach it
like that because one loss and we're
out," he said Thursday.


by The Associated Press

BASEBALL
Senior Professional Baseball
Association
ORLANDO JUICE - Fired
Gates Brown, manager. Named
Dyar Miller manager.

BASKETBALL
National Basketball Association
HOUSTON ROCKETS -
Activated Tim McCormick,
center, from the injured list.
Placed Adrian Caldwell, center-


por la Prensa Asociada

BEISBOL
Asociaci6n Mayor Profesional de
Beisbol
ORLANDO JUICE - Despi-
den a Gates Brown. Nombran a
Dyan Miller como nuevo gerente.

BALONCESTO
Asociaci6n Nacional de
Baloncesto
HOUSTON ROCKETS -
Regresa Tim McCormick.
Colocan a Adrian Caldwell en


The Bears will also practice
indoors Friday before going to
Minneapolis for the big game.
Despite last Sunday's 38-14 loss to
the Washington Redkins, the Bears
still feel they can win their last four
games - just as they did their first
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four - to give them a shot at a
division title or a playoff berth.
"I think being here has been very
helpful for us," said all-pro
linebacker Mike Singletary. "Our
focus is better, and it will have to be
for a game like this. This is an
Pro"IMK "-


Tne Cnicago Bears have had their heads down aii season much like wide
receiver Wendell Davis does as he is thrown to the ground by Los Angeles
Rams LeRoy Irvin in one of the Bears few wins this season. (AP Laserphoto)


forward, on the injured list.

FOOTBALL
National Football League
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
- Re-signed Glenn Antrum, wide
receiver. Signed John Simpson,
wide receiver, to the developmen-
tal squad. Waived Mike Jones,
wide receiver.

Canadian Football League
TORONTO ARGONAUTS -
Named Mike McCarthy general
manager of football operations.


lista de lesionados.

FUTBOL
Liga Nacional de Futbol
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
- Glenn Antrum reanuda
contrato. John Simpson firm
contrato y Mike Jones parte.


Lig Canadiense de Futbol
TORONTO ARGONAUTS
- Nombran a Mike McCarthy
como el gerente general de
operaciones.


INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - Rick
Pitino gets an introduction to the
basketball rivalry between Kentucky
and Indiana on Saturday, whep
college teams from the Bluegrass and
Hoosier states meet in the third
annual Big Four Classic.
More than 45,000 fans are
expected for the doubleheader at the
Hoosier Dome, which opens with
No. 15 Louisville (2-1) playing Notre
Dame (1-0) and concludes with No.
14 Indiana (2-0) against Kentucky,
which won its opener 76-73 over
Ohio in Pitino's debut as Wildcats'
coach.
Pitino, whose main coaching
experience has been in the northeast,
eft the NBA's New York Knicks to
take over the Kentucky program
after the Wildcats were severely
penalized by the NCAA. A ban on
televised Kentucky games prevents
Pitino's first coaching matchup
against the Hoosiers from being seen
by millions of other fans across the
nation.
Reggie Hanson, Kentucky's tallest
player a 6-foot-7, scored 24 points to
lead the Wildcats past the Bobcats,
while Derrick Miller, Kenutkcy's
only senior, added 18 points.
The Wildcats, trying to bounce
back from their first losing season


excellent opportunity for us, and I
think that will show on Sunday."
For running back Neal Anderson
and cornerback Donnell Woolford,
both of whom suffered through sub-
par outings against the Redskins, the
combination of being in Madison
and out of Chicago could be the
perfect cure.
"This is a great facility, and it
makes our practices so much better,"
said Anderson, who rushed for a
season-low 27 yards last week.
"We know what's at stake on
Sunday and being here helps put that
in perspective."
Woolford, who had a tough day in
the secondary as Washington passed
for 390 yards, said the trip to
Madison might pay real dividends on
the trip to Minnesota.


Banquet to be held
The Directorate of Community
Activities Family Support
Division will hold its annual
youth services football sports
banquet Monday beginning at 5
p.m. at the Fort Clayton
Noncommissioned Officers Club.


since 1927, send four freshmen and
five sophomores against an Indiana
squad with eight freshmen Coach
Bob Knight has been pleased with the
play of sophomore Eric Anderson
underneath, guard Greg Graham and
6-8 forward Lawrence Funderbruke.
"Graham has played not just
extremely well for a freshman but
extremely well," Knight said. "To
this point, he has been exceptional."
Louisville has been led by 7-foot
Felton Spencer with 16.6 points and
sophomore Everick Sullivan with
13.3 points a game. The Cardinals
were third in the Maui Classic, losing
82-79 to eventual champion Missouri
after trailing by 23 points.
"That game could have gone either
way. That's how explosive they are,"
Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps
said. "They have more quickness
than they had last year. That's the
fear I have, as well as their balance
with their first eight or nine players."
The Irish are the only team to win
both previous Big Four appearances.
Every player returns from last year's
squad, but academic problems have
sidelined 6-9 LaPhonso Ellis until at
least next month. Notre Dame coach
Digger Phelps said the Classic gives
players a chance to experience the
feel of NCAA tournament games.


Carson's new defense breaks up Browns'defensive duo


BEREA, Ohio (UPI) -Cleveland's
Pro Bowl cornerback tandem of
Hanford Dixon and Frank
Minnifield earned their reputation as
one of the league's top coverage duos
through their tight man-to-man
coverage.
But in Bud Carson's attack
defense, Dixon and Minnifield are
dropping into zone coverage more
than ever before. Carson said the
Browns are playing zone more than
they ever did under Marty
Schottenheimer, and said the mix
between zone arid man-to-man
coverages was about 50-50.
"To sit there and bump and run
forever, I think that day is over,"
Carson said. "The wide receivers are


too good. The day is over when you
can go out there and line up and
bump and run everybody and single
cover them forever without putting
an added measure (pressure) on the
players."
In a man-to-man defense, the
defensive back generally has his back
to the quarterback, and rarely is in
position to help out on a pass
intended to a receiver other than the
one he is covering. The result is a
defense that looks aggressive, but in
reality is incapable of coming up with
many interceptions.
"You're not going to intercept the
football nearly as much as people
that mix coverages, mix zones, mix
the mans. mix the doubles so they


don't know where they're coming
from," Carson said. "You don't
intercept a lot of passes when you're
playing (man-to-man). Nobody does.
I don't care who you've got back
there."
When the Browns opened training
camp in July, Carson moved Dixon
to safety and inserted Anthony
Blaylock at Dixon's corner spot.
Blaylock, however, was not ready to
start, and Dixon was moved back to
corner.
Carson intimated at the time that
Dixon had slipped, but has since
recanted that statement and said the
three-time Pro Bowler is playing as
well as ever.


NFL Schedule

Sunday
Cincinnati at Cleveland
Green Bay at Tampa Bay
Houston at Pittsburgh
Indianapolis at New England
L.A Rams at Dallas
Miami at Kansas City
New Orleans at Detroit
Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants
San Francisco at Atlanta
Washington at Phoenix
N.Y. Jets at San Diego
Denver at L.A. Raiders
Chicago at Minnesota
Monday
Buffalo at Seattle


Kentucky's Pitino gets first big test

as Wildcats face Knight's Hoosiers


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Doberman pups purebred, reg. 6 wks old, male. $200 male.
$175 females. 223-4881.

Spayed female, mixed, exc watch dog. Free. 283-6774.

Purebred Pit Bull, great w/kids. $200. 286-3840.

Doberman puppies, weaned by Christmas. $165 males. 252-
2889.

10gallon fish tank, w/13 fish, outside filter, large can of food,
more. $60/obo. 287-5022.

Complete 30 gal aquarium w/stand. Negotiable. 286-4773.

Free Cock-a-poo and 2 adorable kittens to gd home. Free.
287-6527.

Family watch dog, gd w/children. 252-1194.

Rottweiler puppies, ccp reg, born Oct 11. 236-1802.

Dog travel cage, new, px type, about 36 in high. $40. 286-
4282.

Purebred German Sheperd puppies, avail 10 Dec, gd price for
gd home. 287-5093.

Adorable 10 wks old male Apricot Poodle, no papers, tail
docked, claws removed, sm kennel included. $150. 284-6481.

Akc, American Cocker Spaniels puppies, avail 15 Dec,
shown by appt only. 286-3432.

Irish Setter, male, II mos, papers on parents, great w/kids,
needs gd home. $200/obo. 283-5843.

6 mos old male cat, litter trained. Free. 284-5981.

German Sheperd, mixed, adores children, gd watch dog.
Free. 282-4587.

Hamster w/2 cages and food. $20. 287-6590.

Horse for sale, Western/English, tack. Best offer. 284-6130.





IBM PC monitor, hard drive, 30 meg printer, exc cond.
$1300. 282-4234.

Commodore Colt computer, IBM PC compat monichrome
monitor. $700 284-3691

Radio controlled race car w/batt/chargericontrol unit,
perfect Christmas gift. $65. 282-3495.

Canon AE-I camera w/extra lens, filters, flash, bag, many
access. Best offer. 282-3495.

Sony tv, 26 in, new. $800. 21 in. $560. 12 in. $150/obo.
282-4696.

Canon T-80 AF/Zoom camera set, complete w/35-/0min,
75-200mm lenses, speedlite, cases, carrying bag. $563. 282-
3855/3928.

25 in color tv. $200. Kenwood stereo receiver. $100. Amber
computer monitor. $75. 286-4884.

Fisher stereo sys w/cabinet, cd, tape deck, turntbl, almost
new. $1100. 282-5280.

21 in Sony Trinitron color tv, Jvc vhs vcr, Jvc digital ampli-
tuner, Jvc digital multi disc cd player, must see. 284-3773.

Sony 24 in color tv. w/remote vcr w/video camera, Zenith
vcr. 287-4621.

IBM XT keyboard. $75. 250 watt pwr ampl. $260. 5 channel
stereo mixer. . 120. 226-1158.

Lloyd's stereo am/fm, 4 spks. $125. Telefunkin large furn
stereo, am/fm w/ record storage. 252-1194.

Seequa XL portable computer software, runs DOS or
CPiM, sold as is. $400. 284-3873.

IBM compat portable computer w/printer. $400. 284-3873

Sansui C-1000 stereo control amplifier, never used. $100.
284-5693,

Epson LX-800 printer, IBM compact or Amigacompat, $170.
284-3388 aftet 5 pit.

Linear track Kenwood turntable MB 64-F. $85. 284-3388
after 5 pm.

ApplellIGS software, original disks w documentation,
many types, 35 percent below retail. 284-3573.

Canon T8 auto focus lens 35-7(1 $20. 252-5951

All kinds of Atari tapes. $2. 252-6379.

Compact disc player, Hitachi DA-1000, exc cond, sound,
programmable. $199. 284-5920

Pioneer receiver 1080SX,Teaccass A-700, Pioneer turntable
w/beautiful oak stand. $400. 284-3827.

Stereo, amplifier, speakers. $200. Sony tv. $150. 3 ac. $200-
$450: 223-1475/9855.

Sony Trinitron 15 in, great picture, a steal at $150. 284-4800.

RCA Colortrak 25 in console tv, pecan w/swivel base. $500.
287-3939.

Closed circuit tv camera, Panasonic model WV-140,
compact, new, It wt. $175/obo. 252-5752.

Commodore 64 software, 50 titles, original package and
titles. $2- 10 ea. 287-4739.

Technics stereo SU-V707 amp, 90 watts, ST-G5 tuner, SI.-
QIl 5 turntbl. direct dr, RS-M222 cass deck. $350. 286-3840.


Hq reversible lens tele/wide for all video camera, new. $58.
252-2630.

IBM compat computer w/printer, many extras. $1800. 282-
3522.

Vcr, Panasonic vhs recorder, remote control, 6 mos old. $550.
221-8806.

Sharp 20 in tv w/remote, Carver. $250 ca. 236-0691 leave
message will call back. 236-0691.

Sony compact disc player for auto w/tuner, cass equal, pwr
amp. $625. 286-3173.

Nintendo game sys w/super Mario Bro. $100. Double
Dragon. $30. Bayou Billy. $30. 287-5022.

Panasonic record player, recorder w/ 2 spks, need new stylus.
$125. 252-5185.

Beta movie camera, new cond, 4 batt, charger and case. $900.
284-4973.




1988 Plymouth Sundance, driven for 5 months, less than
2,500 miles, fully loaded, new, must sell. $11,500/obo. 286-
3349.

1982 Plymouth Reliant, pb, ac, ps; gray, exc cond, blue.
$3500. 252-5046.
1985 Mitsubishi Cordia, ps, pw, am/fm, new tires/brakes, 5
spd, man, ac, hatchback. $3700. 287-6523.

77 Amc Matador, 2 drcoupe, 304 v8, at, duty paid. $550/obo.
287-5380.

71 Challenger, 318 v8, exc running cond. $1300. 287-4491
after 6 pm.

VW parts, tires, bumpers, running boards, anything you
need. 287-6590.

1978 Fiat Spyder Conv, needs timing belt. $500. 287-6590.

87 Chevy Nova, 5 spd, ac, 4 dr, am/fm, exc cond. $6350.
286-6236.

Suzuki SJ410, lifted, low mileage, duty paid, soft top. $6250.
223-6171.

1979 Futura Ford, 2 dr, at, new brakes, new starter switch.
$1100. 282-3686.

1983 Datsun Sentra. 4 dr, ac, at, gd cond, gd body, motor.
$3800. 286-4372.

Henda Accord, 4 dr, sedan, 5 spd, ac, ps, pb, pwr sunrf.
antenna, am/fm/cass, pwr locks, 49,000. $4000. 252-6246.

1987 Tcyota Corolla, 1.6 SR, ac, Kenwood stereo, alarm, gd
cond. $5500. 284-3073.

1977 Ford Ltd II, 302, 8 cyl engine. $1800. 284-4973 after 3
pm.

1977 Olds Cutlass, 4 dr, runs great. $600/ obo. 287-4322.

1985 Dodge Omni, 4 cyl, 5 spd, ac, am/fm/cass, runs gd, I
owner, black, 2 dr, 67,000 miles. $3000. 287-3174 after 5 pm.

1978 CJ7 Jeep, rebuilt engine. duty free. $3000. 287-3340.

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

1985 Su/uki Microbus. super carry, exc cond $3500. 286-
4377.

1985 Toyota Corolla, 2dr, ac, am/fm/stereo cas, 5 spd, 1990
inspected. $4300. 282-4234.

1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Brougham,. 2 dr, ac, 6 cyl, blue,
antsmi cass. $3000 286-4321.

1987 Toyola Corolla, full extras, no duly paid. $5995. 286-
4341.

1974 Pickup Mazda, ac. am fim, camper shell $1600. 284-
5796

85 Honda Aero. 50 cc., gd cond, plus extra parts. $450.
286-6293.
1979 Jeep Wagoneer, 4x4, new tires. heavy duty susp. duly
paid. $2700. 286-4295.

[984 Dodge Colt. turbo. \ery fast, must see. ac, amin fm, cass.
160110 cc. $4000. 284-4430.

1979 Dodge Colt, very reliable, gd shape. $900. 284-5791
from 10-5. 283-5725 nights

1988 Nissan double cabin diesel Pickup, like new, ac, cass.
$80011. 287-33401.

1986 lDaihatsu Charade. 17.000 miles,., duty paid. 40 mpg
$3000. 252-2128

1984 silver Subaru GI, 5 spd, ac, exc cond. $5500. 284-3597.

1982 Buick Skyhawk. in gd cond, but not running, will sell for
parts. Best offer. 284-6422 after 5 pm.

1976 Chevy Malibu, 4 dr, runs gd, minor work, am/fmicass,
pb. ps. $700/obo. 284-3985.

"Krome-King" piston rings, full set. for Chevy v8. 283 or 307
engine. Best offer. 262-2235.

Rear window for Toyota"Hi Ace" Van, VW rims Best offer.
262-2235.

19892 Mazda Gle sport, 2dr hatchback, sunrf, amnifm/cass,
runs great. $2500/obo 287-4322


1980 Toyota Land Cruiser, duty paid, exc cond. open roof
w/bikini top. $2700. 269-0631.

1981 Ford Mustang, 4 cyl, gd cond, mechanically sound.
$2500. 286-6184/3401.

1988 Nissan Sunny, red, at, stereo, ac, 14,000 miles, not duty
paid. $4000. 287-6348.

Catalytic converter for 4 cyl Mustang/Capri, etc. $25. 289-
3522.

1980 Ford Pinto, gd cond, ac, 4 spd, am/fm/cass. $800.
286-3646.

1982 Honda Accord LX, 2 dr, am/fm/cass, ps, pb, deluxe
interior, exc shape. $3350. 252-2457.

1985 Jeep Cherokee, silver, 5 spd, fully loaded, exc cond.
$10,500. 286-6371 evenings.

83 Toyota Celica, duty paid. ac, at. $2500. 284-4878.

81 Town car. $8500. 76 Chevy Nova. $850. 282-3426.

84 Honda Accord, Sedan, tinted glass, pwr locks/ winds, ac,
radio/cass, at, no us specs, no duty paid. $4001.99. 287-3336.

1968 VW Bug, aug cond. $350 firm. 284-;159.

1980 Mitsubishi Colt, beige, 2 dr, at, must sell, neg. gd cond.
$1200. 287-4714.

1978 Volare Wagon. $1500. 287-6824.

88 Dodge Lancer, 4 dr,st,ps,ac, cruise control, am/fm/cass,
Ziebart/tint glass. $11,000. 286-3678.

71 Ford Mustang, 2 dr, 6 cyl, gd shape, am/fm/cass, ps, at.
$1000. 284-3225 ask for Ericka after 8 pm.

1980 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, exc inside and out. $4500. 286-3840.

1973 Chevy Monte Carlo, 305 engine, runs exc, interior exc,
body needs minor work. $800/obo. 284-4670.

81 VW Beetle, runs gd, new tires. $800/obo. 286-6342.
1980 Honda Civic, exc running cond, must drive, avail on
Dec 30. $1800/obo. 284-4800.

84 Renault Encore, at, no rust, gd cond, engine gd, payments
can be arrange. $1600. 285-5431.

80 Ford Granada, 2 dr, exc cond. $2400. 286-4227.

71 Lemans, 4 spd, 700, mags, new clutch, runs great. $1000.
287-3881.

79 VW Bus, 2000 cc rebuilt engine, drive train, duty paid.
$1800/obo. 287-3379.

85 Chevy Blazer TLC, v6 eng, ac, new tires, battery, chrome
wheels. $7200. 286-4882.

1986 Mitsubishi Montero, 2 dr, 48,000 km, very gd cond.
$950. 228-3425.

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

1979 Chevy Malibu, ps, pb, ac, new tires, exc cond. $1300.
284.6629.

1980 Granda Ford, 6 cyl, std. $2500. 1975 VW Van. $1500.
1975 Volvo, 1975 Fiat as is. 286-3237.

1983 Honda Prelude, loaded, exc cond. $5200. 252-2975.

1975 Volvo, 6 cyl. elect wind, 4 dr. runs great. $2200/obo.
284-4471.

1979 Jeep CJ7. 6 cyl, gd cond, runs great, w/bikini top.
$2950. 284-5988*

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

1983 Mitsubishi Cordia, limited edition, am fm/cass, pwr
wind. ac, runs great. $3500/ firm. 287-4587.

1984 Chevette, only 42,000 miles, very dependable, great gas
mileage, exc cond. $1800 284-3773.

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

88 Nissan Sunny, 4 dr, 5 spd. am lfm radio, ac, duty paid, red
wine. $5600. 224-1534

1984 Chevy Chevette, 42,000 miles, red. 2 dr, an fm cass. no
problems. $2000 obo. 284-3773.
1977 Ford Maverick, ps, pb, ac, runs gd. $700 286-3647

1979 VW Bug, exc transportation. runs great. $1400. 287-
6527.

Custom Van 1985 Chevrolet, 75,000 miles, am/fm/cass, ch.
is. $10,000/obo. 286-4298.

1977 Chevy Malibu, 2 dr, sedan, gd cond, must sell.
$950/obo. 223-2116.

1973 Ford Fury Ill, am/fm/ cass, duty paid. 1990 inspection.
$650. 284-3394.

74 Jaguar XJ-6, us specs, duty paid. exc mechanical, loaded.
low mileage, garage kept. $5900/obo. 286-6136.

1985 Toytoa Corolla, 4 dr, duty paid, radio cass Pioneer. 5
new radial tires, exc cond, must s.l. $4300. 286-3483.

78 Toyota Pickup w,, camper. $2200. 284-5482.

VW transmission. $55. Wheel and tire $20. VW handbooks.
$20. Fiberglass nose and buggy. $75. 226-1158.

79 Olds, 2 dr, clean, low mileage. v6 engine, ac. see it to
believe it. $3000. 286-4882.


Steel trailer, 6x8x15. $400. 284-4278.

1986 Toyota Cressida. $6000. 223-1475/9855.

1983 Honda Accord, 4 dr, gd cond, new brakes, tires,
radio/cass, all extras. $2900/obo. 287-5575.

1972 Ford Marquis, gd cond. $450/obo. 284-6794.

1988 Nissan Sunny, ac, at, duty paid, alarm, radio, am/fm,
low mileage, like new. $6500. 261-9471.

82 Mazda Glc, ac, am/fm/cass Kenwood. $1800/obo. 287-
4929.

1988 Nissan Sunny, 4 dr, ac, 5 spd, am/fm/radio, low
mileage. $4200. 284-3078.

Chevrolet Citation 1980, 4dr, 4 cyl, very gd. $1400. 252-5951.

1984 Nissan Maxima, 4 dr, 6 cyl, 5 spd, loaded, am specs, new
ac, tape deck, more, avail Jan 30. $5500. 284-3430.

1989 Hyundai SI Stellar, 4 dr, silver, am/fm/cass, at, tinted
windows, exc cond. $8500. 228-3871 287-4510. -

1973 VW square back, needs paint. $600. 252-6167.

1980 Chevy Monte Carlo, turbo, 6 cyl. $1500. 252-6167.

Mustangs "Classics", 1965 & 1966, both red & white. $2500 &
$4300. 252-2419.

1969 Truimp TR7, exc cond. $4700. 287-3835.

1978 Honda Accord, 2 dr. hb, 5 spd, Pioneer am/fm/cass,
spks. us specs, runs great. $1800. 284-5311.

1984 Toyota Pickup, gd cond. $3800, 287-3570.

66 Volvo P1800, very clean. $3500 obo. 286-3447 after 6 pm.

1982 Honda Accord, 4 dr. blue, exc cond, fully loaded. $3600.
284-3827.

1973 Jaguar XJ6 Classic, exc cond, duty paid. 252-2884.

1977 Dodge Aspen Wagon, gd cond, ac, new tires, hitch & air
shocks, at. $1500/obo. 287-6126

1974 Toyota Landcruiser, 4 wd, duty paid. exc cone, hitch.
trailer, brakes. $3000, obo. 287-6126.

Volvo 740 Gle. 4 dr. ac, c/c, leather interior. $19,000. 287-
3584.

Edel Brock manifold, Hollex carb, and high stall conv for
Chevy 350. $100. 287-3881.

79 Buick Century Wagon, runs gd, ps, pb, 6 cyl. $1200.
287-5321/ 6939.
1985 German Opel Manta, 2 dr, sprt. 5 spd, ac, am/fm/cass
w/equal, 12,000 miles. $15,000/obo. 252-6324.

1986 Nissan Sunny, gd cond. $3000. 286-4586.

1982 Oldsmobile Delta 88, ac, ps, 8 cyl, 305 gd cond, radio,
new tires, 1990 Revisado. $2800. 252-2307.

71 VW Super Beetle, new bearings, brakes, exc running cond.
$1200. 287-3589.

82 Ford Granada Wagon, looks and runs good. $3000/obo.
286-4820.

1987 Nissan Sunny, 4 dr, duty paid, ac, am/fm/radio, 1990
safety inspection completed. $4000. 286-4897.

1973 Ford Fury 111, am/fm/cass radio, duty paid, 1990
inspection. $650. 284-3394.

1977 Olds Cutlass 442, duty paid, nice car. $1800/offer. 236-
0286.

1980 Subaru 4x4 Station Wagon, ac, stereo, tinted windows.
$2200. 236-0286.

83 Ford Laser, ac, at. 83 Ford Club Wagon, ac, lots extras,
both extra clean. 286-6293.

1988 Plymouth Sundance, like new, ac, red,4 dr, 5 spd trans,
am/fm. 286-4638.

1980 Ford Fiesta. red. gd cond, ac. $1500. 252-1174.

Continental tires 195/70R14, little wear. $45 ea. 252-2063.

1975 Firebird, ps, pb, stereo, radial tires, engineitrans
rebuilt, many new parts. $1800. 286-3293.




Housekeeper, cleans, washes clothes, refs, been w us 2 years.
$12 a day. 221-4821

Exc reliable day maid, M-F, exc w/kids, hard worker, avail
now, refs. 228-2044 ask for Jasmin.

Honest. bilingual live in maid, refs. 284-5680.

Ironing by the day, exp wboth uniforms and fine linen.
224-5173.

Maid. West Bank only, spanish, some English, exc w/kids,
avail 8 Dec. 284-6629.

Excellent live in bilingual housekeeper, gd w/kids, honest, gd
rels. 286-3578.

Housekeeper, loyal, honest, gd children, cleans spotless.
229-2783.

Bilingual maid. honest, live in or out, cleans, irons, babysits,
avail immediately, gd w/kids 214-6670.

After 6 maids I found Gladys who cooks, cleans, irons, child
care, quiet, dependable. 286-3890.


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Outstanding bilingual housekeeper, honest, reliable, hard
worker, great w kids and pet, exc refs, M-F. 284-4220.

English speaking maid, 2 or 3 days, exc refs. highly
recommended, avail now. 286-6481.

Excellent spanish english speaking maid, work everyday,
honest, pleasant, gd worker. 284-3434.

English speaking, honest, reliable day maid, available now.
231-0114 ask for Rosa.

Maid, hard worker, dependable, reliable, speaks, writes
English. 287-3835.
Spanish speaking lsle in maid, general housework, gd
w kids, exc rels. a\ail now. 286-4372.

Experienced maid, honest, reliable, enghsh. day work. 256-
6453.




13 ft Von boat w oars, anchor, cushions. $450. 252-2549.

14 ft Zodiac MKIIGT, 25 hp Johnson outboard wi pedestal,
tank, hose, all access. $2500. 260-1439.

Excalibur 8 ft camper shell, brand new. $700/obo. 252-5938.
Fast Cayuco and light strong trailer. 252-5185.

16 ft open Fisherman. 65 Evinrude 1986, witrailer, cxc cond.
$3500. 252-2457.

16 ft Orlando Clipper, 65 hp Johnson, aluminum trailer, gd
cond. $4700. 252-1268.

Cayuco, very stable, gd cond $550. 287-3872.

18 ft Glastron, 115 hp mere engine and trailer, new pistons,
completely overhauled, runs great. $3500/obo. 284-5920.

15 1/2 ft 70 hp Caravelle, walk thru, gd cond, no problems,
many.extras, must sell. $2500/obo. 286-6176.




Single waterbed. $150. Queen sz brass bed. $300.
Washer/dryer. $300. German shrunk. $450. China cabinet.
$50. Foam couch/bed. $170. 287-6847/4938 after 5 pm.

Grandfather clock. $675. Bbq gas grill. $100. 287-3584.

Large metal desk w/wood top, exc for computer. $75. 284-
3873.

Matching washer & dryer, large capacity, 3 1/2 yrs old, exc
cond. $550. 287-6743.

Whirlpool 16 cu ft upright freezer, new w/door lock. $595.
252-6246.

B/w tv, bookcase, dishwasher, wall unit, coffee table, end
tables, exercise equip, loveseat, sofa chair. 286-3432.

Fedders ac, 13,500 btu, exc cond. $250/obo. 283-5843.

Sofa. $550. Recliner. $225. Entertainment center. $250.
12x15 carpet. $140. 2 lamps. $25. More. 284-5981.

Single girls bed, curio cabinet oak, dining table w/4 roller
chairs, misc items. 282-4696.

Acs, 18k btu. $500. 7k btu. $200. Double door refrig. $600.
283-5221.

4 pc living rm set. $350. Picnic table. $35. 13,300 btu ac. $400.
282-3986.

Freezer, needs some paint, operates perfect, 500 lbs cap. Best
offer. 262-2235.

Brown plaid couch and double foot rest bench. $150/obo.
284-5495.

4 wooden Panamanian country chairs and table for patio,
well built to last. $65. 285-5431.

Never used Kenmore disposer, 1/2 hp, 5 1/2 in diameter
shedder plate, sound insulated. $95. 282-3184.

Wood/glass dining rm set, w/4 chairs. $150. Computer desk
w/chair. $125. King sz waterbed. $250. 287-4928.

7 pc living rm set, sofa, chair, rocker, ottoman, coffee table, 2
end tables. $350. Matching tv stand. $75. 287-4928.

German wall unit, chimming clock, bar, book shelves, very
nice. 287-4684.

Double door refrig, Amana microwave, furnished Barbie
house, toddler desk. 286-4433 after 5 pm.

Sofa. $300. Recliner. $100. Atari. $50. 2 6x9 brown rugs. $35
ea. 284-5680.

Brown 12x) 5 rug. $75.2 tan 9x 12. $50 ea. 3 ceiling fans, elect
typewriter. $75. More. 283-6774.

Loveseat, chair, 2 coffee tables, boys Captain bed. $100.
Dining rm w/china cabinet, 6 chairs. $700. 282-3217.

Custom made sofa. $250. 284-3873.

Roll top desk. $400. Electric stove. $100. Kimball piano.
$1500. 268-0652.

Teak grandfather clock, teak & marble roll top desk, teak
hope chest, 8x I floor rugs. 284-3731.

Moving sale, furniture and misc. 287-3835.


Brownish beige sofa. $350. Brownish beige loveseat. $250.
Rectangular coffee table. $75. 228-4656.


Dinette set,. solid oak $700. Kitchen table w/4 chairs. $275.
Twin bed, matt. $50 ca. 286-3632.

Outdoor patio turn. $200. Plant stand. $15. Sofa bed.
loveseat. easy chair, ottoman. $1400. 286-3632.

Carpets. $90-S 175. Small ac unit 8000 btu. $50. Gas bbq. $45.
286-4295.

Living rm suite, yellow w contrasting green, complete and
matching. $1300. 2864882.

5 light chandelier. extra bulbs. $100. Multi speed ceiling fan
w light. S65. 252-5354.


23.5 cu ft GE refrig freezer, elect food slicer. 252-5917.


Carved furniture including roll top desk. cedar chest, buffet.
252-6614.

Furniture. 2 bedrn sets, bikes, table. chairs, computer table,
curtains, carpets. 286-4781.

Dining & living set, beds, computer, more. 284-5482.

2 living rm sets, 5 pcs. $350,obo. 9 pc. $550/firm. Childs
swing set, new. $65. 287-4774.

Living rm set. $700. Symphonic stereo vcr. $220. Computer
desk. $75. 284-5284.


Queen sz bedrm set. $800. Work table. $15. 11x12 rug. $50.
Coffee table. $150. 282-3228.

3 acs, 19,000, 18,000, 5,000, priced to sell. 252-2287.

Dining rm set w! 8 chairs, 2 ext. china cabinet and server
table. S2700. 287-6297.

Queen st waterbed w;bookcase headbd. double pedestal,
padded rails. 3 sheet sets. $300, firm. 2874738 after 5 pm.

Carpet, 9xl2, light brown, sculptured high low, w padding.
$50. 10x13 med blue pack pile. $30. 287-4738 after 5 pm.

12x26 w pad, 6x8 rugs, 4 sets of curtains, all in exc cond.
2864692.

2 dinettes, dining rm table, sofa/sleeper, sofa, 2 26 in bikes.
84-3397.

9 eu ft freezer, adjustable, cold control, security lock,
Kenmore. $180. 287-5033.

Carpet, drapes, for tropical, all in gd cond, screen enclosure,
for tropical. 284-3597.

Sleeper; sofa, queen w, matching recliner chair, as new. $800.
Elect typewriter wicase, like new. $150/obo. 252-5177.

Dining rm set for 8. $500. Whirlpool dishwasher. $50.
Betamax recorder, access. $600. 282-3839.

Washing machine. 2 yrs old. $300. Dryer. $75. 252-2975.

Sofa bed queen. $380. Twins bed, wood, matt. $180 ea. Rugs
12x10. $80. 287-6887.

GE dryer. $200. Living rm table. $150. Stool. $10. Big metal
bbq. $40. 252-6333.

Living rm set. $1700. Dishwasher, king sz bed, other misc
items. 286-3237.

Moving, queensz waterbed. $75. 10 spd bike. $60. Monterey
beach cruiser. $45/obo. 282-3286.

5 pc bedrm suit. stereo console w/am/fm/radio, single box
spring & matt. 252-2548.

Norge refrig, compact sz, just months old, avail on or about
Dec. 30. $160/firm. 286-3776 ask for Carlos.

Dining rm set table, 6 chairs, china cabinet. $1250. 252-1197.

Antique display cabinet, dining rm table, 6 chairs, and other
items. 2864633.

Wooden desk w/chair, wooden patio doors, screen tent
(I 2x 12), oriental sewing cabinet. 252-5985.

Single bed. $75. Carpets 9x12, blue. $80. 12x15 tan. $130.
Kitchen cabinet doors. $125. Portable ac. $175. 282-3522.

Rocking chairs, high back, made in Panama (2). $60 ca.
221-8806.

Loveseat. $150. Coffee table. $40. Ceiling fans. $35 ea. Ladies
antique writing desk. $300. 287-3589.

2 carpets. 9x12. $50 ea. Dresser, toys, lamps, twin bed,
headbd, frame, more. 284-4670.

12x15 rug, 16 in color tv, twin sz bed. 286-6342.

King bed. $250. Chaise lounger. $175. Microwave 1.1 cf.
$250. Oriental coffee, end tables. $350. 287-3990.

Refrig, table w/chairs, wall hanging shelves, wall to wall
tropical house carpeting. 286-4820.

Beautiful 8 pc living rm set, must see. $2100. 286-4897.

GE refrig freezer. Negotiable. 286-4773.

Oak davenport, strong table w/4 chairs/leaf, reg davenport
w/chair needs upholstery. 287-6631.

Free sheets! With a queen size waterbed w/mirror bookcase
headbd and 6 drawer pedestal. $350. 284-3691.

King sz bed complete, matt, box spring, frame, wooden
headbd. $200. 252-5722.

Girls 7 pc bedrm set, perfect. $625. Large freezer, exc cond.
$275: Hond ac evaporator. $295. 252-5177.

Mahogany coffee table. $70. 252-6750.

Livingrm, bedrm set, dining set, rugs, bikes, tv, etc, pcs.
286-4341.

Everything must go! Waterbed. $200. Carpets. $70. Tv. $150.
Coffee, end tables, exc cond. $100/obo. 284-6670.

Rattan papasan large sofa, single round papasan chair, 2
swivel chairs, sold as set. 264-4022 after 6 pm.

Chest of drawers, microwave cart, easy chairs, oriental rugs,
dresser, must sell. 252-2676.

Dining table, 2 sizes, 4 chairs, bookcase, glass/slide doors.
$380. 282-3826.

Sectional sofa/sleeper. $800. Recliner. $150. Full sz bed
w/frame, headbd; 2 night tables. $450. Qn sz bed/frame, like
new. $250. 284-6835.

Antique wardrobe, 2 drs, w/ beveled mirrors, beautiful. $375.
287-4621.

Blinds. $50-$20 ea. New Tandy 1000 ex computer. $300. Stair
carpet. $40. Ac. $300. Dishwasher. $25. 286-3578.

Sofa, blue Colonial. $500. Recliner chair, brown. $225.
Dishwasher. $75. 286-4882.

Roll top desk, I pr 100 watt speakers. 286-3527.

Modern sofa w/matching lamps, tables, 3 chairs. for a
complete living rm. $1300. 286-4882.

Double bed. $200, 6 ft glass dining table. $275. Dishwasher
ws butcher block $125. Costa Rican ox cart. $150. 287-3990.

Sofa w/bed. $500. Dishwasher. $50. Recliner chair. $225.
286-4882.

Living rm set, sofa, loveeat, chair, coffee table, 2 end tables.
$1400. Dining rm table wi6 chairs. $800. 286-4139.




Missing from qtrs 2308 Balboa, black Ladrador Retreiver,
male, respond to Ringo.




2 ten spd bikes, boys bike, little. 286-4633.

3 surf boards, I boogie board w/fins. $250/obo. 286-6176.

Screened in porch, all new wood, screen, and metal, door
included. $250. 284-4220.


Royal Alpha 2001 typewriter. $200. 5 ien suit, various
colors, sz 31-32. $40 ea. Metal table. $75. 252-6333.

Baby play gym, Fisher Price. $10. Evenflo elect sterilizer set,
holds 9 bottles. $25. 252-6333.

Gold & silver jewelry, diamonds, us gold, silver coins, misc,
must sell. 223-2116.

"Great books of the Western World", 54 book collection in
wooden bookcase. $150/obo. 252-5752.

Sliding showerdoor. $100. Ladies 12spd bike. $80. Wedding
dress. $100. 252-2781.

Fencing 3 ft high, 130 ft long, green coated wire, posts, gate.
$95. 252-2278.

36 in round kitchen table. $45. Lawn chairs. $5 ea. King sz
sheets, bedspread. 252-2278.

Christmas tree. $115. Sears Craftsman lawnmower. $325.
Wicker trunk. $45. Ceiling fans w/lights. $75-$135.287-3584.

Silver coffee and tea serving set for sale, made in Peru.
236-0691 leave message will call back.

Baby carriage, walker, car seat, rocker, sand box, bassinet,
dressing table. Best offer. 221-8806.

Construction materials, 2 chairs, misc household, toys,
repairable color tv. 286-6398 after 6 pm.

Ceiling fans, new, 52 in.4 480. 42 in. $60..9x12 carpet. $30.
Cedar chest. $50. Truck. $25. 286-4884.

Outdoor items, gas grill, patio table, chairs, charcoal grill.
$5-$50. 284-5988.

Pcs sale, furniture, pots, pans, living rm tables, baby swing,
playpen. 286-3420.

New stainless steel light bar, holds up to five lights, fits good
on roof of car, truck, 4 wheel drive. $70. 252-5722.

Misc items for sale, beds, dining rm set, carpet, etc. 282-5280.

Man and women bikes. $280. 284-6835.

Casio cash register. $200. Glass showcase. $250. Wood desk.
$100. Book display racks. $75 ea. 282-3522.

Bunk beds. $450. Utility trailer. $225. Underwater movie
camera. $125. Chandelier. $145. 252-5023.

12 cu ft deep freezer, 3 yrs old, P22R75 15I truck tires, baby
stroller, boys clothes, scooter. 285-4487.

Microwave oven, perfect for dorm, 8 mos old, avail about 30
Dec. $90. 284-4800.

Skateboard. $5. Corning casserole set, 10 pc. $50. 2 slicer
toaster. $8. Electric skillet. $15. 287-4876.

Girl 20 in bike. $20. 12 glasses. $6. Ice chest for 4x4. $10.
287-4876.

Daisey wheel printer w/ cable. $50. Timex Sinclair computer,
needs repair. $20. 284-4795.

Century 2000 car seat. $30. 287-3393.

Black & Decker router, never used.$48/obo. 261-6037.

Tennis racket, Wilson string, 5/8 grip. $50. 287-6348.

Girl baby clothes, toys, baby car seat, maternity sz 7 clothes,
crib, stroller. 283-4628.

Swing, fair cond, w/chain & swivel seats, slide, ropes, hand
bar. 284-5585.

Weight set, baby swing, high chair, walker, oriental umbrella,
clothes. 284-4677.

18 spd BCA Mountain bike, cantilever brakes, bio-pace
crank, 26 in tires, 20 in frame. $325. 256-6356.

2 golf clubs, ping eye, 1, 3, 4, 5, woods, 21 through SW, 1 1//2
yrs old, exc cond. Best offer. 286-4084.

10 spd Huffy 26 in bike, needs little work. $60. 284-5693
evenings.

Benotto 10 spd bike. $100. Single bed w/drawers and storage.
$100 ea. 252-2216.

Swing set w/slide, 2 swings, 2 seater swing. $50. 284-5410
days and 284-5693 nights.

Surfboard, wind surfer blanks, hardware, sail for wind surfer.
250-0251.


8 classical cds, 7 leather back Louis Lamour westerns, 12
decorative concrete blocks, movies, old ones. 284-3773.

Table saw, floor model, Rockwell deluxe, 9 inch blade.
$150/obo. 2864298.

Rowing machine, octa-gym. $75. Hydro slide. $75. 252-5354.

Numerous book of Panama, natural history, science and
biology. 252-6614.

Computer desk. $100. Epson RX80 FT printer, like new.
$250. 252-5875.

Baby, ladies, boys clothes. Baby toys, bbq grill. Best offer.
286-3841.

Regal meat slicer. $50. Shelves, utility, different sizes, dishes,
stoneware. 286-4882.
I ,h"i .1 $20. Door mirror. $10. Plastic 32 gal trash can.
$20. 286-4282.




XT 250 Yamaha, 83, duty paid. $700. 284-4573.

Honda CB900F, must sell fast, leaving in Dec. $1800/obo.
284-3386.

1984 Honda XL 350R, many access, duty paid, exc cond.
$1000. 286-4774.

Cota Moutessa 349, must sell. Best offer. 268-0652.

Moped w/gd cond. $175. 284-373.1.

Suzuki 125, 4 wheeler, low mileage, 1986, gd cond. $800.
284-3699.

Yamaha FZ-600, I year old, duty paid, us legal, exc cond.
$2850. 223-6171.




2432 Morgan Avenue, Balboa, household items, bikes.
Saturday.

3222 Empire Street, Balboa. Saturday 7-12.

7304 B Cardenas, multi family. Saturday.

7274 A Cardenas. Saturday 8-11.

326 Empire Street, Balboa, furniture, curtains, clothes, etc.
252-6615.

6539 A Anton Street, Corozal. Saturday 7-11.

76, 62B-E St, Villa Lilla, dishwasher, tv, betamax, desk,
weight bench, household items. 223-8159. Saturday.

6577 B Corozal, multi family. Saturday.

770-C Barneby St, Balboa, household items, clothes, art
work, misc. Saturday 8-12.




Want to buy female black Cocker Spaniel, must be akc or:
ccp. 225-3697.

Old Victrola phonograph in working cond, will pay
reasonable price. 286-3520.

RCA flying saucer type tv antenna, other similar auto-rotate
antenna, 75-300 ohm, buy or trade. 262-2235.

Live in, english speaking maid, Mon-Fri, house work, care
for 2 children. 284-3322.

Individual who posesses the "Jaws" theme music for
recording. 284-5738.

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

Batman cards, trade, sell or buy. 286-4173.

Nintendo games, extras, gd cond, reasonable price. 224-0804
ask for Youdy or leave message.

13 in tires to fit a Ford Pinto. 252-1150.

We are looking for a house to watch or rent in the canal areas.
Negotiable. 252-5408 after 6 pm.

5 bolt, 13 inches rim for 1968 Plymouth Valiant. 284-4430.


Suitcases, weight bench, Cayuco paddles, dishwasher. 252- To rent video laser disc player at reasonable price. 282-3495.
5185 after 5 pm. To rent commuter van or similar for 21 days. 226-3562.


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WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush vetoed legislative
protection Thursday for visiting
Chinese students, but issued an order
to let them stay in the United States
and avoid possible persecution in
their homeland.
Bush said his executive order
would provide the same safeguards
as the legislation, but avoids
"congressional micromanagement of
foreign policy" and a new law that
would put "America in a
straitjacket." Micromanagement is a
Washington synonym for meddling.
Congressmen quickly complained
that Bush's remedy was inadequate
since it could easily be revoked, and
said they would seek to muster the
necessary two-thirds votes to
override him.
Both chambers appear to have
more than enough support since the
measure passed the House, 403-0,
and the Senate on a unanimous voice
vote.
Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill., said, "An
executive order can be revoked at any
time, and these students know that.
Our support for these students
should be unequivocal, not subject to
change at the stroke of a pen."
The president had been expected
to veto the measure and his
administrative remedy came as a
surprise. It was announced just
before he left the White House for his
Mediterranean summit with Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev.


They said, "We join all Americans
in wishing you well at the summit
meeting this weekend." But, "We
pray that you do not forget the
slaughter in Tiananmen Square. We
urge you not to set back the struggle."
Beijing had opposed the legislation
to allow Chinese students to remain
in America and indicated that it
would further strain U.S.-Chinese
relations.
Bush said in a statement
accompanying his veto message: "I
will always adhere to the principle
that no one will be returned forcibly
to a country where he or she faces
persecution. America will always
stand with freedom-loving men ant
women around the world."
Last spring, during the crackdown
of pro-democracy demonstrators in
China, Bush ordered that visiting
Chinese students be permitted to
remain in the United States until this
June.
But with that deadline
approaching, Congress moved to
allow those students to remain
indefinitely by passing the
Emergency Chinese Immigration
Relief Act.
It would have waived a
requirement that an estimated 40,000
Chinese students in the United States
on visas return to their homeland
upon completion of their academic
programs, which for most, would be
June 1990.


New 'clean air' standards proposed


WASHINGTON, (Reuter) - The
government Thursday proposed new
standards it said would reduce air
pollution from municipal waste
incinerators 90 percent overall in five
years.
The standards proposed by the
Environmental Protection Agency
include a requirement to separate at
least 25 percent of the reusable
components of municipal trash. The
goal is to cut both the quantity and
toxicity of garbage to be burned.
The so-called materials separation


requirements would spur recycling,
rather than burning, of items such as
paper and glass. Also banned would
be burning of car batteries to cut lead
emissions and residues.
In addition, the EPA proposed to
tighten incinerator operating
standards to ensure optimum
combustion and thus less pollution.
The standards, now subject to a
period of public comment, represent
a strengthening of the current
standard set in 1971 and amended in
1986, the EPA said in a statement.


-I


20 Tropic Times
2U Dec. 1, 1989


Ortega says
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, (Reuter)
- Nicaragua said Thursday it would
not allow President Bush to send
observers to monitor elections next
February because his representatives
would not be impartial.
Foreign Minister Miguel d'Escoto
said the U.S. Congress had approved
$9 million for opposition presidential
candidate Violeta Chamorro's
election campaign and had Thursday
approved the continuation of aid to
anti-Sandinista Contra rebels.
"Facing this situation, Nicaragua
cannot allow any U.S. presidential
commission to come to Nicaragua to
play the farce of being innocent and
impartial electoral observers," he
said in a statement.
Bush had said he would appoint a
presidential commission to monitor
the elections which Nicaragua agreed
to hold next February under a
Central American peace plan.
The U.S. government, which has
backed Contra rebels in their eight-
year-old war against the Sandinista
government, strongly favors
Chamorro, candidate of the National
Opposition Union (UNO).
D'Escoto said it was clearly
incompatible to try to buy the
election of a candidate while being


by The Associated Press
Bush off to summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -
President Bush headed Thursday
for his first summit with Soviet
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev,
saying the two have a "powerful
and historic opportunity" to work
for peace. Gorbachev, in a speech
in Rome, called for a 35-nation
meeting next year to speed the
integration of Europe.
Banker killed
BAD HOMBURG, West
Germany (AP) - A bomb
Thursday killed the powerful
chairman of West Germany's
largest bank as he drove to work,
and officials said the leftist Red
Army Faction terrorist group
claimed responsibility. The Red
Army Faction has carried out
numerous attacks against leading
West German figures in the 1970s
and 1980s.


por la Prensa Asociada
Bush hacia la cumbre
WASHINGTON (AP) - El
President Bush parti6 el jueves
para su primer conferencia con el
president Sovi6tico Mikhail S.
Gorbachev, expresando que
ambos tienen la grann e hist6rica
oportunidad" para trabajar por la
paz. En un discurso en Roma,
Gorbachev hizo un lHamado a 35
naciones a reunirse con el
pr6posito de dialogar sobre la
integraci6n de Europa.
Muere banquero
BAD HOMBURG, Alemania
Occidental (AP)-El jueves una
bomb mat6 al poderoso
president de la junta del banco
mis grande de Alemania
Occidental, cuando 6ste se dirigfa
hacia su oficina. Oficiales dijeron
que los izquierdistas del grupo
terrorist del Ej6rcito Facci6n
Roja aclamaron responsabilidad
por este acto.. El Ej6rcito de
Facci6n Roja ha Hevado a cabo
numerosos ataques contra


no to Bush commission


accepted as impartial observers of the
polls.
"The same unfortunately cannot
be said of President Bush nor,
therefore, of any commission
appointed by him...," d'Escoto said.
D'Escoto said Nicaragua would
continue offering complete
cooperation to invited election
observers and hoped the United
States would accept their findings.
Chamorro meanwhile made public
a letter sent to Soviet President
Mikhail Gorbachev this week in
which she urged him to use his
political and moral authority "to
assure the survival of the electoral
process."
She also asked him to support the
opposition's call for all countries to
stop sending weapons to Nicaragua.
Chamorro said she believed the
only solution to the crisis facing
Nicaragua was democracy. This
solution was possible if the
government complied with its
promise to allow free and fair
elections, she said.
But Nicaraguan President Daniel
Ortega's decision to lift a cease-fire in
the Contra war this month had
seriously endangered the peace
process and the possibility of free


Pentagon fraud
WASHINGTON (AP) - A
former defense company official
pleaded guilty Thursday to
conspiring to make illegal
campaign contributions and to
obstructing the FBI's investigation
of Pentagon procurement fraud.
John B.G. Roberts III, a former
Unisys Corp. marketing manager,
admitted that he arranged to
funnel illegal campaign
contributions to a number of
lawmakers who had influence over
the defense budget on Capitol
Hill.

TV rights fees rise
NEW YORK (AP) - Turner
Broadcasting Systems and the
NBA pushed the escalation in
television rights fees even higher
when they agreed on Thursday to
renew their contract for $275
million over four years.


grandes personalidades de
Alemania Occidental en la ultima
d6cada.
Fraude en elPentagono
WASHINGTON (AP) - Un
ex-oficial de la oficina de defense
se declar6 culpable del d6lito de
conspirar con contribuciones
ilegales en una campaila y por la
obstrucci6n de investigaciones del
FBI acera del fraude del
procurador en el Pentigono. John
B.G. Robert III, un ex-gerente de
la Corporaci6n Unisys, admiti6
que 61 arregl6 la distribuci6n de las
contribuciones ilegales con various
legisladores, los cuales tenfan
influencias sobre el presupuesto de
defense del Capitolio.
Aumentan tarifas de tv
NUEVA YORK (AP) - El
sistema de radiodifusi6n Turner y
la NBA presionaron para el
aumento de pago de los derechos
para television sobre mis de lo
acordado, al reanudar su nuevo
contrato de $275 millones por un
period de cuatro ailos.


elections, she said.
"Nobody in the world will make
the Nicaraguan people consider Bush
or any commission of his as
impartial," he said. "The very fact
that Mr. Bush is appointing this
commission is enough to totally
discredit it in our eyes."
Nicaragua would therefore not
grant visas or observer credentials to
members of Bush's commission, he
said.
D'Escoto said Nicaragua had
taken a political decision that the
election process in Nicaragua would
be the most rigorously observed of
any election held in a sovereign state.
"We want the whole world to see
that without a shadow of a doubt,
our electoral process has been
scrupulously fair and democratic,"
he said.
The government had invited
hundreds of observers from the
United Nations, Organization of
American States, the Council of
Freely Elected Heads of Government
headed by former President Jimmy
Carter and other groups, d'Escoto
said.


Freeway shook up
OAKLAND, Calif.,(Reuter) -
A remaining section of the double-
decker highway that collapsed in
northern California's Oct. 17
earthquake and killed 42 people
was shaken again Thursday, this
time in a deliberate test by
engineers.
Scientists placed hydraulic
jacks beneath the Nimitz Freeway
and gave it enough of a shake to
simulate a 5.0 earthquake on the
open-ended Richter scale.
That was far less powerful than
the 7.1 quake that rocked the
highway six weeks earlier, but
engineers said the amount of
shaking would be increased
gradually over the coming weeks.
They said they hoped to learn
how the two-tiered roadway, built
in the 1950s, acted during the
quake and what could be done to
strengthen similar elevated
highways. Some portions of
elevated highways in San
Francisco were still closed due to
quake damage.
Workmen have nearly finished
removing the rubble left after one
and one-half mile of the top deck
fell onto the lower roadway during
the 15-second quake.


Bush issues executive order;

Chinese students stay in U.S.


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the Tropic Times Vol. I, No. 44 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 1, 1989 Rebels bomb palace in bid to topple Aquino MANILA, Philippines (UPI) -were moving toward Manila to surrender and asked the military to Channels 4 and 2. Renegade troops strafed the support the uprising. "smash this mutiny with all the forces De Villa said the troops under the presidential palace today and seized The coup attempt began hours at hand." Officials said the trainer command of Honasan were trying to two garrisons and the government before dawn, and at daybreak three planes took off from nearby Sangley take military camps nationwide and television station in the seventh rebel T-28 trainer planes flown by Point, a former U.S. Navy air station set up a military junta. "Aside from attempt to topple President Corazon troops loyal to renegade army Col. outside Manila. The planes were portions of the two camps, the rebels A q u in o 's n e a r 1y 4-ye a r -o 1 d Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan made being pursued by government jets. do not have any support outside of government. bombing runs at the palace in the face Cagayan province Gov. Rodolfo metropolitan Manila," De Villa said, Aquino said she remained in of fierce anti-aircraft fire. Aguinaldo contradicted official and he urged soldiers to "obey the control, but minutes after she Three soldiers and eight civilians claims the rebels lacked support chain of command." addressed the nation by television, a were killed in the fighting, the Red outside the capital, saying troops in "I order you not to allow them rebel helicopter bombed the station, Cross said. The civilians were in an the northern region were supporting (Honasan's forces) to destroy our knocking the only functioning appliance store that was hit by a rebel the rebels. Soldiers in the sixcountry, our freedom and our private television station, Channel 9, bomb. Fifteen others were wounded. province military Region 2 were democracy," de Villa said. off the air and injuring several In one television address, Aquino attempting to reinforce the rebels in De Villa said eight hours after the civilians. asked the public to support her, Manila, he said. coup began that the 600 to 800 The governor of northern Cagayan cautioning that there may be "We are moving and we are mutineers had been "contained in province said troops in his region "another historic need for people bringing in artillery and armor," said their places of assault." He also power." Aguinaldo, a former army colonel. denied rebel claims that two generals "The mutiny has been contained," U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Platt in the south had defected. He said his the president said. "The original rebel read a statement from President troops would intercept those of force has not received reinforceBush on radio, expressing Aguinaldo if they approached ments." She said she could "unequivocal support" for the Manila. "confidently assure our people that Aquino government,' condemning De Villa said Honasan's troops the rebellion will not outlive this the uprising and saying the United seized the 205th helicopter wing day." States would cut off aid to Manila if inside Villamor Air base adjacent to Aquino said her forces were Aquino is overthrown. the Manila International Airport, dislodging rebels from the In an earlier broadcast, Aquino but had no trained pilots to fly government television station and declared, "This nation must never helicopters parked there. the Fort Bonifacio army camp, and again be allowed to fall into the De Villa said the rebels also took had confined the rebels to a section of hands of tyrants," Aquino said. over the headquarters at Fort Villamor Air Base. Armed forces chief Gen. Renato de Bonifacio and a standoff had ensued. "Military camps in metro Manila Villa said marines and ranger At Villamor Air Base, Col. and throughout the country have elements shortly after midnight Orlando Buenaventura was stood steadfast by the government Thursday entered the Philippine Air attempting to talk the rebel soldiers and are, at this very moment, sending Force headquarters at Villamor Air into giving up. Rebel sources at their forces to our side," the president Base, the Army headquarters at Fort Villamor said howitzer fire hit the Philippine President Corazon said. Bonifacio and the government 205th helicopter wing headquarters Aquino (APLaserphoto) Aquino urged the rebels to television complex, which houses building, setting it ablaze. Bush bans RP-flagged ships from U.S. ports PANAMA CITY, Panama, official with the Chamber of strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio trafficking and other charges which (Reuter) -Owners of PanamanianShipping, which represents local Noriega, is likely to further deepen he has denied, has been the target of flagged ships had already started to agents of shipowners who use the Panama's already severe economic other U.S. sanctions imposed in early register their vessels under other flags Panama Canal. "Any talk of a bank crisis, they said. 1988. out of fear the Bush administration having problems and people take "It should should have a major They include suspending U.S. might do what it did Thursday -ban their money out." impact I would think, considering the payments for use of the Panama such ships from U.S. ports, shipping The White House announcement, problems they already have," said Canal, banning American companies sources said. the latest in a series of economic one shipping source. from paying taxes in Panama, and "It's like a run on a bank," said an sanctions taken to try to oust There was no immediate official preventing Panama from obtaining reaction from the Panamanian its assets in U.S. banks. government, but a government On Wednesday, Panama's civic source said the ban was "one more opposition warned Washington that SAN DIEGO (UPI) -A Navy A"He made sure (the jet) wasn't demonstration of using force over imposing any new sanctions would 4F Skyhawk attack jet assigned to endangering any houses and then he reason." only hurt the Panamanian people, the elite "Top Gun" squadron lost had to eject," she said. The Chamber of Shipping official, already suffering under the weight of power and crashed Thursday near O'Connor, who had been carrying who asked not to be named, the crisis. the Miramar Naval Air Station, but out what Carleton called "a routine predicted that the ban would the pilot ejected safely, officials said. functional flight," was not injured in virtually eliminate the registry of SCOUtS SCto S IeI Lt. Cmdr. Stanley O'Connor, 37, a the crash but was taken to a medical vessels as a source of revenue for "Top Gun" instructor, was clinic at Miramar for observation. Panama's already hard-strapped Christm as trees approaching Miramar on a routine The A-4 attack jets in the "Top government. flight when his jet began losing Gun" squadron serve as so-called It earns between $45 million and FORT CLAYTON (USARSO power, said Chief Petty Officer "adversary planes," simulating $70 million a year in revenue from PAO) -Canal area Boy Scouts Bobbie Carleton, a base spokeswoSoviet MiGs and other enemy registering foreign vessels and will be selling Christmas trees man. aircraft in mock dogfights against Flawyers and many others are today through Sunday in the The single-seat jet crashed shortly 14 pilots at the Naval Fighter dependent on the industry as a source A t I a n t i c a n d P a c i f i c after 10 a.m. in a remote area of the Weapons School at Miramar. of income, according to the shipping communities at the following base, 6 miles east of the Miramar Carleton said another A-4 source. locations: The baseball stadium runway and within sight of Interstate Skyhawk with two crewmen aboard He said it was not clear where ships on Albrook and at the Fort Davis 15. crashed earlier this month off the were being registered, but that many gas station. Fhe crash sparked a 35-acre coast of Southern California. The were probably going to Liberia, Times are: Today 8 a.m. to 6 brushfire in Sycamore Canyon. Fire crewmen were rescued unharmed. which edges out Panama as the p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and rescue crews from Miramar and Thursday's crash occurred exactly world's largest fleet. Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Supplies the San Diego Fire Department were two weeks after 500 Miramar Japan was the single biggest user of are limited. sent to the scene, officials said. personnel participated in an Panama as a flag of convenience, The cause of the Skyhawk's power unprecedented Navy-wide 48-hour with some 40 percent of its fleet inlSide: failure would be investigated, "stand down" that was prompted by registered here. Carleton said. a string of accidents that left 10 dead The source said the announcement Shphag pe MA C. p2 After O'Connor alerted Miramar and 71 injured since early October. was well timed because most RedRIbon .4 air traffic controllers that his jet The safety stand down did not shipowners wait until the end of the P would have to make an emergency include aircraft maintenance year to make theirregistry payments. Data automation .p.S landing, he headed the plane toward procedures but instead focused on Noriega, who is under indictment Noticias breves .p.20 an unpopulated area, Carleton said. personnel safety procedures. in two U.S. courts for drug

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2 Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 MAC requires special care for all pets by Sgt. Lance Kamisugi officer in charge of the squadron. 117th Publics Affairs Detachment "Make travel plans flexible. Don't tie Hawaii Army National Guard yourself down to one or two days, especially if you have a pet." HOWARD AFB -Sometimes Once the booking is confirmed, the most special members in the pets, like servicemembers, require family have special needs and that paperwork to travel. The documents the Military Airlift Command for your pet should include proof of a recognizesrabies vaccination, shot records, a However, these needs can certificateofhealthissuedwithinthe inadvertently be forgotten when it past 10 days, and your travel orders. comes to pets, especially during Bring the documents to the MAC trave terminal the day before your flight When leaving Panama on a MAC after 2 p.m. Pets fly on a spaceflight, you're allowed two pieces of available status, but when your pet baggage not weighing more than 70 travels, you must escort it on the pounds each and one carry-on bag same flight. that will fit under your seat. This restriction does not include a The pet cage must meet basic 51-pound German Shepherd dog or a standards. Your pet must be able to three-pound Persian cat. No, please stand in the cage and have room to don't leave your pet in Panama, but complete a 360-degree turnaround. just follow proper procedures to The Army and Air Force Exchange ensure you and your pet's safe travel. Service has an ample supply of cages, The 6th Aerial Port Squadron according to Plouffe. expects a huge increase of "bow"Our squadron is hoping for a wows and "meows" at the passenger smooth and easy transition," Plouffe terminal due to the large number of said. "We stress to the families to families leaving Panama. cooperate with their transportation A close working relationship with officer, so that we can give the service your service's transportation section is important to avoid any delays in we arercapable of." travel plans. Your pet will have earned its wings "As soon as your travel orders are after this flight, so please show him in your hands, notify your your love by treating him to his OHNO! -JamieRose, daughter of MSgt. JamesRose, helps "Zack"into the transportation section for a booking favorite nibbles -after the flight cage he will travel infor the nextfew hours. (Photo by Sgt. Lance Kamisugi, to include your pet," said TSgt. Mike because dog biscuits and kitty treats HawaiiArmy National Guard) Plouffe, the non-commissioned are prohibited on the plane. Relocation Center is clean, spacious, helpful by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney Units are furnished handbooks to For soldiers taking 30 days leave or Also, the center provides worlddistribute to outprocessing soldiers. more, a DA Form 4187 signed by wide information files about FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Without the information in the their commander authorizing the installations and neighboring PAO) -Relocation Center. The handbook, the process will be action is required, according to Cpl. communities. The files will tell words that conjure images of difficult. Therefore, units must William Dewgard, a reassignment soldiers what schools and housing converted warehouses crammed with ensure soldiers receive copies of the NCO. are availible wherever they're going. hungry and hard-faced people. handbook as soon they're identified The snarl at the customs desk is "We learned from experience that But it's not U.S. Army South's to relocate, according to SSgt. from people coming there for the people arrived stateside not knowing idea of a relocation center. The Nestor Rodriguez, reassignment wrong reasons. "We only clear what to do next," Abrego said. "Now center, located on the fifth floor of NCOIC. prepared vehicle paperwork here," they're briefed and given the essential Building 519, is clean, spacious, air Like the handbook, the center is said Cici T. Sosa, Customs clerk. forms before they leave." conditioned and shares only one arranged logically and efficiently. "You still have to ship your vehicle at Following these guidelines will thing with that image -its name. A well-prepared soldier can enter Pier 18 in Balboa or transfer it to reduce the stress of relocating, The center was established to in the morning without orders and someone else yourself." according to W. Bruce Gray, director make the accelerated stateside leave that afternoon with with only a Although not an official duty, of resource management. relocation of soldiers and their few "lose ends" to tie-up, like turning customs directs people with special For more information call families easier by consolidating in TA-50 or getting certified health problems, such as shipping exotic 287-4344. outprocessing into a one-stop records for pets, before departing pets or antiques to the correct office. procedure, said Vera Hanna, Panama. In addition to streamlining operations officer. Soldiers with orders can begin outproccessing, the center has made Although designed to simplify the o u t p r o ces s ing i mm ed i ately. provisions to ensure military D o you need process, the operation depends on However, soldiers needing orders are families' well being. soldiers using their chain-ofbriefed at the center's AG office. For example, family members who inform ation command to run smoothly. Then their orders are published, and do not have U.S. entry visas are According to Hanna, that means they're given a port call and issued special waivers, said Goergina SL soldiers should not come to the necessary paperwork. Abrego, a passport and visa officer. on i e center out of uniform or until they Alt ho ugh t he cent e r h as The waivers allow family members h ave r e c e iv e d as sign me n t eliminated most of the hassle, areas to enter the United States through Exceptional instructions from their unit. of special concern remain. For Charleston, S.C. and Philadelphia. However, soldiers who think they example, vehicle de-registration, Then, their sponsors' new duty F m l should go to the center but haven't extended leaves and clearing customs stations will process six-month been notified, should contact their merit additional attention. tourist visas to give family members unit commander or personnel "It's covered in the handbook, but time to make permanent enem er officer. soldiers forget their vehicle decals," arrangements. To help soldiers prepare for said PFC Charles Villarreal, military Another service offered to families outprocessing, the center has police representative. "Soldiers can't is education coordination through published an information handbook. de-register their vehicles without Department of Defense Schools. The C2 The handbook gives soldiers them." center will obtain depedent childrens' Call 285-6518 complete information on clearing the Another detail sometimes education records to ensure they can center. overlooked is leave authorization. enroll in school at new duty stations. Commander-in-Chief .Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman Assistant NCOIC .SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Affairs. .Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff .Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Editor/NCOIC .SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor ..Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of 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. Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, the Tro p ic T im es Tina McBride Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612. Jose fina Dicz J.

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Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 3 19 78th checks out antenna in Ecuador HOWARD AFB --(1978th located at Howard AFB. to the radio was without problems. procedures. CG/PA) -A five-member team During the maintenanceSo all that was needed was to lower Within two days the work was from the 1978th Communications operational visit, the team inspected, the antenna, clean it up and raise it completed and the MRS radio Group recently traveled to Ecuador repaired equipment and provided once again. station at Ecuador was back on the to check out part of a comoperational assistance to the U.S. air. After packing test equipment and munications network. Military Group. Team members wals pace was etc, b the lowue o extra parts for the flight back to People from three work centers were SSgt. Joseph McConnell, SrA. w enesot. the wearing Panama, the team had a few hours went to Quito to perform Trevor Kearns, and Compton from Ecuador could not have been more free to explore Quito. maintenance on the Mission Radio the Antenna Maintenance work E rc -t a be .The It was the first trip to Ecuador for System, or MRS, network. center, Sgt. Mike Tucker from the perfect -it was beautiful. The sun Patterson, Tucker, and I. The sites Ecuador is one of 17 countries in Tactical Radio Maintenance work beaming down was gentle, making us were beautiful and the city of Quito Latin America where the primary center, and SrA. Debra Patterson a neither hot nor cold, and a calm cool filled with excitement. A couple of voice link between the United States member of the 1978th's Mission comfortable,"said Compton. the sites I thought were really Southern Command and U.S. Radio System network control interesting for visitors was the Center Military Groups is the MRS. The station. While the antenna people worked, of the Earth monument and Valley of team serviced the high-frequency "Corrosion on antennatowers and the two radio maintenance the Angel statue. As you walk single-sideband radio net which is parts is a big problem in the tropics, technicians performed all radio through the streets, you can see that often the only effective means of but to our surprise, even after a year, repairs, alignments and adjustments. there are still traces of the old communication. the antenna was in excellent shape. They also gave on-site instruction to Ecuadorian Indian ways, but that is In addition to yearly maintenance The antenna elements were not badly the local radio operators as well as slowly being overcome by the push of visits, the 1978th also operates the rusted, the rotator was in good guidance in proper radio operating modern civilization," said Compton. MRS radio net control station working condition and the cable run WORKING -SrA Trevor Kearns, antenna/cable equipment specialist, WAITING -An Ecuadorian Indian sits patiently for a customer in one of replaces a special tape to prevent moisture from getting into the antenna the Quito, Ecuador, market places. (U.S. A ir Force photo by A mn Nome cables on top of a 48-foot tower at the U.S. Military Group, Quito, Ecuador. Compton) (U.S. Air Force photo by A mn Nome Compton) GCCS handles all DoD aircraft in Latin America HOWARD AFB --(1978th Albrook AFS, and the transmitter munications complex through its Charleston AFB, S.C., route. CG/PA) --It's what command and site located on the west bank side of high-frequncy voice and data circuits Periodically, the pilot contacts us control is all about -an efficient twothe Panama Canal on Howard AFB. ensure the major commands can and passes the take off and arrival way communications link and the There are 17 radio operators, and maintain continuous, real-time times of the aircraft along with load 1978th Communications Group is nine associated maintenance communications with their aircraft. information to a GCCS radio right in the middle! technicians that help pilots relay of Plus, if needed, the GCCS can operator to be relayed to the The 1978th's Global Command vital information about mission and support special purpose, and appropriate agencies," said Sousa. and Control Station, or GCCS, at flight safety. contingency air-to-ground-to-air More dramatic examples are the Albrook Air Force Station is the "The 1978th's GCCS is one of 12 missions. We have the ability to many over-water and in-the-water communications relay center of the such stations located strategically operate at 10,000 watts transmitting emergency rescues the GCCS airways for all U.S. Department of around the world. The station's power, so we can literally provide participates in every year. The Defense aircraft flying over Latin mission is to provide reliable, rapid, command and control to any area on station often becomes the only link America and the Caribbean. two-way command and control, and earth," Sousa said. for troubled aircraft, and stranded The station consists of a operational communications Though the GCCS equipment boaters to rescue agencies and other communications relay center where between Department of Defense capability is global, everyday tasks support systems. operators can communicate with aircraft on transoceanic flights, and are normally limited to providing The number one mission at the aircraft, and the receiver site, both on military ground agencies, regardless communications within Central and station is to ensure safety of flight; of the geographic location or type of South America and the Caribbean helping the pilot to get from here to aircraft," said TSgt. Joseph P. area. there with as little problem as B uck e UPSousa, noncommissioned officer in "One example of what the GCCS possible is just one of the many ways for safety charge of the GCCS. does involves the Freedom Bird the 1978th's GCCS provides for I I "The air-to-ground comflight which flys the Howard AFBcommunications needs in this region.

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4 Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 Red Ribbon Campaign to mark December by Sandra Wallace movement to fight illegal drug use. members of the community to show alcohol-related crash in their Since then, attaching red ribbons their support by tying red ribbons to lifetime. FORT CLAYTON (ADAPCP) -on automobile antennas, doors and their cars. -Drunk driving is the crime most The Alcohol and Drug Abuse mirrors has become a symbol of Ribbons will be distributed with frequently committed in the nation. Prevention and Control Program is support for those who fight for drugpaychecks or Leave and Earning In 1988, there were an estimated 1.8 sponsoring a Red Ribbon Campaign free lifestyles and for the victims of Statements. Posters, flyers, news million drunk-driving arrests. during December. accidents involving drunk drivers. media and youth groups will focus on -In 1988, 23,351 persons died in The campaign was born in 1985 Red ribbons are a statement by the campaign message and the alcohol-related traffic accidents. when Enrique Camarena, a drug individuals and organizations responsible use of alcohol. These deaths comprise nearly 50 enforcement officer, was murdered committed to reducing abuse, In case a litte extra encouragement percent of total traffic fatalities. by drug traffickers in Mexico. His addiction and the destruction of is needed to join the crusade, -More than 40 percent of all mutilated body outraged Americans lives. consider the scope of the problem: deaths of 15 -to 19-year-olds happen -and mobilized them in a collective The ADAPCP encourages all -Twenty -t h r e e mi i n in motor-vehicle crashes. About half Americans age 12 and over currently of these are in alcohol-related. use illicit drugs. Estimates are that more than 3,000 -A recent nation-wide Weekly people in this age group died in Reader survey of 68,000 fourth alcohol related crashes in 1988. graders found that 34 percent report Let's see that red ribbon tied to peer pressure to try alcohol, 41 your car's antenna and displayed on percent to smoke, and 24 percent to your doors at home and at work. We use crack or cocaine. all have the potential for healthy, -People 15 to 24 years old are happy lives. We all have a dying at a faster rate than any other responsibility for finding solutions. age group. Accidents, homicides and Remember that the habits you suicides are the leading causes of develop and nurture here follow you death among these young backtothestates.Don'tbecomeone Americans. Many of these deaths are of the grim statistics -choose life related to drug and alcohol use. and be responsible for it! -Illegaldruguseisdirectlylinked If you are concerned about to the deadly AIDS virus which can someone who is abusing alcohol and be transmitted by needle sharing. drugs, or about your own abuses, call The intravenous drug user the ADAPCP at 285-5913, the population comprises 25 percent of ASACS at 285-4701/5103 and all AIDS patients. Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous at -According to a research study 252-6709. Call us and ask to speak to of 440 highway fatalities in one state, a counselor. We can help. 80 percent of male drivers killed in your vehicle accidents were under the p n J~ influence of alcohol, marijuana or other drugs at the time. hom e to a Here's a look at some more sobering statistics: child. Be Someone dies every 23 minutes in an alcohol-related auto crash. -Nearly 500,000 people are a foster injured each year in alcohol-related traffic crashes, an average of one rent -injury per minute. -It's estimated that two of every Call 85-6518 five Americans will be involved in an Calll The Provost Marshal's Corner Hello crime fans and welcome young man lost his cool and He invoked his right of silence and head while it was still in the bottle. back. Let me explain that this became a little abusive. That was was released to his unit. However, When he fell on the floor he cut his week's column is really last week's enough to get him arrested for we suspect that there is a certain right hand on some broken glass. column and last week's column disorderly conduct and the general who is not willing to let Then he got his bite right in the was for the week before. But .it s h ot gun and t w o shells things rest at this stage, and an middle of his chest while he was took so long to get through the confiscated. understanding will soon be still on the floor. gate to the Tropic Times that At the station, it was discovered reached on Army terms. His assailant got up and ran everything showed up in the paper that the gun wasn't registered on A PCC civilian tried to enter while the still hungry soldier went a week late. post. The oversight that cost him Quarry Heights while carrying an to Gorgas with the MPs. An MP, responding to a report another charge, Failure to unsafe load of firewater. A field A couple of Fort Kobbe of a possible housebreaking, Register a Firearm. After he sobriety test was administered on soldiers found out that mud found that the house was well waived his rights and gave a the spot. But it didn't help. He was wrestling is illegal at Howard. At guarded by an unleashed dog. In statement, he was released to his still drunk. In fact, he ran out the least when it's done on the parade fact, Fido (not his real name) was sponsor. But the MPs kept the gate and off the post, leaving his field by inebriated servicemen primed for action. While the MP shotgun for awhile. truck and daughter to the MPs. who get belligerent with the SPs. was sneaking up on the house, A young soldier partying at the He was charged with drunk A Fort Clayton soldier found Fido was sneaking up on him. Howard AFB NCO Club, must driving, reckless endangerment, the trademark on his television After being bitten on the right arm have been overdoing it, because he child abandonment and resisting too prophetic for comfort when and leg, the MP beat a retreat and hired a cab to take him and his apprehension, all in absentia. lightning struck outside while he called for help. girlfriend to a hotel in Veracruz. The next day, his wife came was watching it. His set blew up. As the two combatants left to be When they arrived, he told the onto the post, picked up the truck For our Winner's Column, we seen by doctors and vets, the cabbie to return for them in an and took it home. The trouble is have a man who watched a soldier backup stayed behind to charge hour, at which time he would be that the MPs weren't through with with a car too big for him to drive, the dog's owner with failure to rested enough to return to the it yet and were, in fact, hit another car while backing out ctro dg pe party and also to pay for his ride. impounding it when she did it. of a parking space at the Fort control a pet. When the cabbie returned, the They called her up and asked her Clayton NCO club. When our Residents of Fort Kobbe were young man was embarrassed to to come in and be charged with winner saw the man return and disturbed one night by a young find himself without the necessary obstructing justice. park in another space, he blocked man who was going from housefunds. But as we are taught in life, She did and waived her right to the demolition derby reject with to-house asking for baseball bats there are no free rides. So instead remain silent and swore out a his own car and called the the and other items which could be of returning to the party, they statement for the MPs. Then her MPs. used as weapons. When an officerwent to the police station in husband was brought in by PCC We love concerned citizens who type asked him why he needed the Veracruz. The PDF took him to liaison, but he didn't waive get involved. A tip of the hat and a weapons, he insisted that he Building 4 at Fort Amador and anything and was released to PCC hearty "well done." needed them to arrest a then to night court. There, the pending completion of the Well folks, that's all for this Panamanian off post. young man managed to settle out investigation. week, and next week we'll again be While mulling this over, the of court for the paltry sum of $35. A hungry soldier stopped by the conducting a marine life survey in officer noticed a 12-gauge shotgun But he wasn't out of the woods 1-2-3 Club for a beer and a bite, the Gulf of Panama. With any in the back of the young man's car yet. The MPs wanted to discuss but things didn't go right for him. luck, we'll once more return with and commented about it. The his failure to obey a general order. He got his beer on the back of his more fish than stories.

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Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 5 Data automation impacts AF mission by SMSgt. William J. Feeney base computer from their local Sometimes end-of-month along at an incredible pace; 1978th Communications Group terminal. Complicated passwords statements are early or can be a few yesterday's breakthrough is todays' and more than one series of days late. When it's early, the tape old program. HOWARD AFB, Panama -unintelligible gibberish are needed to was perfect. When it's late, we had to The UNISYS 1100/60, which (1978th CG/PA) -Outside the access the system. send for another tape from Denver replaced the old Burroughs system at communications world, most Air These on-line users need what is because of an error code or just a bad the DPC in 1986, is itself being Force people don't have any idea called "real time" -upto-date data tape itself. But the DPC has a backreplaced by the UNISYS 2200. what data automation does for them at their fingertips all the time. up procedure, such as mid-month Computers are quiet, and -personally. People like those who work at statements that the DPC can create processing information is a quiet The data automation branch of the finance, supply, and CBPO where without the tape as back-up files are business, but let the DPC process too 1978th Communications Group has the only constant is change. sent to us via Automatic Digital slowly, or go down for few hours, a direct impact on every U.S. Air The batch users bring in floppy Network, or AUTODIN. and the customers make it real noisy' Force civilian and military member disks or magnetic tapes for the DPC serving in Panama. Located in to run the data on them into "hard" The Air Force is always changing D EH building 714 on Howard, the Data copy through the use of various and data automation is no exception. tnstai ng Processing Center, or DPC, is standard Air Force-wide computer Contingency processing procedures manned by 13 military and five programs. are established and practiced radon detectors ..Periodically so that if the system goes civilians. An example is the magnetic tape down for more than 48 hours the j io ** The DPC affects you directly. received from Denver, Colo., with DPC would begin deploying people inloC41 III eS Let's start at the heart of the matter the Air Force military payroll on it. and data to one of our two alternate -money. Your mid-month and endFinance brings it to the DPC and we COROZAL (DEH) -Departof-month Leave and Earnings run the Leave and Earnings processing sites. meant of Engineering and Housing Statement are produced by the DPC. Statements. Computer technology is moving personnel began installing radon Not only the Air Force payroll is detectors in U.S. Army South handled, but also the civilian payrolls facilities in November. for 4,500 U.S. Army, 1,500 Air Radon is a naturally-occurring Force, and 450 non-appropriated radioactive gas that may increase fund employees. Soon the U.S. Navy the risk of lung cancer for people civilian payroll of 600 employees will who are exposed to high levels for also be DPC processed. Besides this long periods. service, most of the U.S. Savings To safeguard the health of Bonds for people here are DPC USARSO soldiers, military printed. families and civilian employees, Ever get a computer product from DEH workers are installing radon the Consolidated Base Personnel > detectors and implementing Office, known as CBPO, or the corrective measures as needed. Howard AFB Clinic giving you Child care centers, hospitals, instructions, to do something? How schools and living facilities will be about those numerous supply tested first. documents or even your next Radon canisters will be placed permanent change of station in facilities for 90 days. After they assignment? Yep, all courtesy of the are removed their radon contents DPC. will be compared to EnvirOur paper cost alone for fiscal year onmental Protection Agency 1989 was about $35,000. Throw in specified safe levels. To ensure the ribbons used to print and this accurate results, radon detectors adds another $10,000 to the list. should not be disturbed once The base computer, a UNISYS placed. 1100/60, is the workhorse of the Questions about radon testing system. A second processor was should be directed to the recently added which has increased Environmental and Energy our processing speed to customers. Conservation Office at 85-4965. Two civilian field engineers are onhand to make sure the computer urge doesn't "crash" on us; of course, it often does because it's sensitive to personnel to avoid such things as power fluxes. Rain Road This will soon be fixed with a the addition of a $68,000 uninterruptible by Spec. Bob Blocher power supply. This will ensure stable power for up to 20 minutes and will FORT CLAYTON (USARSO smooth out any fluxes that occur. PAG) -Potholes and other road So how does the system really PAzard othe an orest work? There are eleven on-line Mhazards on the Rain Forest systems and about 40 batch users. (Madden) Road have prompted On-line systems are those unique Bolivar Vergara, a tape librarian with the 1978th Communication Group's U.S. Army South safety officials functions where the DPC customers Data Processing Center, selects a tape for use from the more than 5,000 to urge all U.S. personnel to avoid make their own direct inputs into the magnetic tapes in storage. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. Debra L. Penton) According to USARSO Safety Officer, Bob Swaney, large E conference potholes and concrete slabs floating on water make the Rain Forest Road unsafe for privatelyFORT CLAYTON (USARSO the officers and SOUTHCOM. of foreign officers. owned vehicles. PAO) -The U.S. Army Security "The programs not only train For example, Capt. Daniel Swaney suggests riding military Assistance Agency Latin America PEPs and FAOs for future Fournie, a FAO trainee in Bogota, shuttle buses. He also cautions recently held its annual week-long assignments in Latin America. They Colombia, is attending their army's people driving their POVs to Personnel Exchange Program and also serve as a vital part of command course. "The Colombian travel during daytime, reduce Foreign Area Officers conference. SOUTHCOM's efforts to maintain army is fighting a guerrilla war and speed and drive defensively. The officers, who serve in 11 Latin and improve military-to-military ties many of my classmates have combat The USARSO Safety Office American countries, exchanged upwith our allies in the region," Plair experience. That's an excellent does not recommend taking the to-date information about their said. opportunity to get different views alternate route -catching the regions and host countries, and make comparisons," Fourmie Transisthmian Highway from according to Maj. Dan Plair, Further, "These programs help said. Panama City -because of present USASALA operations officer. increase Latin American military, In addition to giving peers and personnel movement restrictions. Several issues were discussed. "A exposure to our ideals and senior commanders updates, The deteriorating roadway has primary concern was how to ensure professionalism," Plair said. participating officers used the been the subject ofsafety inquiries the welfare of families serving with PEPs and FAOs travel extensively conference as an opportunity to over seven years, Swaney said. their spouses throughout the region," throughout Latin America, gaining m a k e p e r s o n a 1, 1o g is t i cal Ironically, most complaints have Plair said. broad exposure to the diverse appointments. come from military shuttle bus In addition, the officers discussed cultures. Although similiar, each That's important, Fournie said, drivers. host governments' concerns about country has its own peculiarities. The because an officer stationed For more information about additional resources the United travel is perhaps the best cultural somewhere in Brazil doesn't have the Rain Forest Road or other States will commit to the war on education available, according to many opportunites to see a dentt ist or safety concerns, call the USARSO drugs. Plair. They also establish contacts in straighten out adini nistrative Safety Office at 287-4051. These programs offer payoffs for armies and learn from the experience glitches. I__

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6 Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 U.S. news Record promoter faces racketeering charge LOS ANGELES (UPI) -An federal grand jury into the record Jeffrey Monka, 31, an Agoura Hills May to a misdemeanor payola independent record promoter and industry "payola" racket, which has resident accused of laundering charge and two felony tax and two others were indicted Thursday become national in scope. money for the racket. obstruction of justice counts and on 57 counts of racketeering and Named in the indictment are Isgro and Monka were arrested agreed to testify against his former other charges for allegedly making Joseph Isgro, 42, anindependent Thursday. Isgro, who surrendered to business associates. "payola" payments in the form of record promoter from Glendale; U.S. Marshals, was being held in Isgro, a major focus in the cocaine and cash to radio Raymond Anderson, 49, a former $500,000 bail and was scheduled to government's payola investigation, is programmers in exchange for air executive at Columbia Records, also appear at a bail hearing Friday. named as a defendant in 51 of the play of records. known as CBS Records, which was Monka was being held in $100,000. counts. It is the latest stemming from a acquired by Sony Corp. two years Anderson was expected to surrender The indictment said Isgro owned nearly 3-year-old investigation by a ago, after the alleged payoffs; and Friday. three record promoting companies The three are charged with making and made kickbacks through the undisclosed payola payments to companies of at least $70,000 to programmers at radio stations for Anderson, then an executive at F o d ta p s go--ti adding records to their play-lists from Columbia. 1980. to 1986. The radio stations Monka worked with Isgro to WASHINGTON (UPI) -Child Support Enforcement included pop music station KIQQ in create a sham corporation, Star Nearly 4,000 families in a Program. Los Angeles, KYNO and KMGX in Promotions Inc., through which he Baltimore suburb will use plastic The federal Food and Nutrition Fresno, and KAMX in El Paso, exchanged checks from the cards, similar to the cards used at Service first tested electronic Texas. companies for cash used to pay off money machines, instead of food transfer of benefits in 1984 in The stations were not named as radio station managers, music stamps to test a new way to deliver Reading, Pa. The project received defendants in the indictment and directors, radio station employees social services, officials said high marks from recipients and none of their employees has been and for illegal kickbacks paid to Thursday. businesses. charged. record company executives, the As part of the test, food stamp "From the test beginning today Along with racketeering, the three indictment alleges. recipients in Park Circle, Md., will in Baltimore and other pilot were charged with conspiracy to Besides cash payments, Isgro and be issued a plastic magnetic strip projects scheduled around the obstruct and impede the Internal his alleged co-conspirators are card instead of food stamps or a country, we will be able to assess Revenue Service, conspiracy to accused of mailing cocaine to radio check. A computer terminal at the the cost -effect iv en e ss of defraud many record companies, station personnel in return for air grocery store checkout counter (electronic transfers) and better obstructing justice, mail fraud, time for music recordings. will automatically subtract the analyze those issues which must be conspiracy to distribute cocaine and If convicted, Isgro could receive a cost of food from the monthly resolved with the new technolofiling false tax returns. maximum sentence of 200 years in allotment. gy," said Assistant Agriculture Record companies allegedly prison and $1.4 million in fines. In addition, recipients will be Secretary Catherine Bertini. defrauded in the scheme were Anderson faces up to 20 years in able to use the card for other The test in Baltimore involves a Columbia, MCA, Warner Bros., prison, while Monka could be programs, such as Aid to Families joint federal, state and local RCA and Polygram Records, the sentenced to 23 years and fined $1.3 with Dependent Children and the electronic benefit transfer system. indictment said. million. Two co-conspirators in the case, The investigation of payola in the Ralph Tashjian and Bill Craig, were record industry is headed by the IRS, N newborn drow ns in school gym indicted in February 1988. and also involves the Organized. -* Tashjian, who promoted records Crime Investigative Division of the officials continue investigation on behalf of Isgro, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Police Department. GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (UPI) or that the young mother -A 15-year-old high school premeditated the death, Conley said. sophomore whose newborn baby But the girl's parents, who left drowned in a campus restroom toilet Vietnam in 1975 when their daughter will not be charged with murder, was 1, rejected such speculation. prosecutors said Thursday. "She grew up here and we know However, officials are continuing she has changed to this society," her their investigation into whether the father told the Orange County Vietnamese-American girl should be Register. "Is it any easier for an charged with any other crime, American girl to tell her parents she's possibly involuntary manslaughter pregnant?" or child endangerment, Deputy District Attorney John Conley said. Several other girls were in the He also said it-was possible no bathroom at the time, but did not haraes would be filed against the realize what was happening until they charges heard the girl's cries during the birth. girl. They contacted school officials, who The girl, an honor student whose found the, baby dead in the toilet and name was not released because of her the girl in the stall. age, was taken into custody after t She was taken to UC Irvine authorities found her dead baby boy Medical Center in Orange, where she in a toilet inside a girl's restroom at was in stable condition Thursday. Santiago High School Tuesday The girl will remain in protective morning, custody while she is hospitalized, The tiny, 90-pound teenager Conley said. walked into a stall and gave birth to a The Vietnamese immigrant, who full-term, 6-pound boy, who was was enrolled in advance courses at alive at birth but drowned in the the high school, had hid her toilet, pregnancy from her parents and So far there has been no evidence many of her friends, disguising her the child's head was held underwater figure with loose-fitting clothes. The student's counselor said she had confronted the girl two weeks ago after hearing rumors about her pregnancy from other students and urged her to tell her family. But the girl's parents only learned of her condition after they were contacted by police following the death. School officials and members of the Orange County VietnameseIs an alcoholic causing American community had speculated problems in your life? Try Althat the girl kept silent about her Anon which meets every Tuesday pregnancy because of cultural Tony Bennett sang "ILeft My Heart In San Francisco"at the closing of a and Friday at 8 p.m. in Building traditions that revere virginity and ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the Oakland Bay Bridge whichn6550, Corozal. consider unwed mothers embarrasscollapsed during the earthquake Oct. 17. (AP Laserphoto) I ments to their families. II

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Tropic Times my Dec. 1, 1989 7 U.S. news Waste to cost taxpayers $150b more WASHINGTON (UP I) -Bowsher said Wednesday when failed to implement properly a 1982 -The $50 billion that taxpayers Government waste from poor asked by Senate Governmental law designed to improve federal have admitted they owe the IRS but financial management may cost Affairs Committee Chairman John financial management. which remains uncollected -a taxpayers up to $150 billion beyond Glenn, D-Ohio, the potential cost of Glenn said the new report three-fold increase since 1981. the cost of the savings and loan government waste and inefficiency "indicates the atrocious condition of -The Pentagon's overload of bailout and the HUD scandal, now being uncovered in several the federal governments controls." unneeded spare parts and inventory, Comptroller General Charles agencies. "Unfortunately, time and time which has grown from $10 billion to Bowsher told a Senate panel. At the hearing, Bowsher released a again we find situations where $29 billion since 1980. "I think the $100 billion to $150 new General Accounting Office agencies and auditors have identified -Losses in several federal credit billion range is not unrealistic," report that said the government problems, yet the corrective actions assistance and insurance programs, taken, if any, are ineffective and the which Bowsher said "total in the $200 problems remain uncorrected for billion range." years," Bowsher said in his prepared -The "massive problems" with statement to the committee. government purchases of automated \ The report said "the government systems, such as the Navy's decision does not currently have the internal to halt installation of a new control and accounting systems automated management information necessary to effectively operate many system after spending about $230 of its programs and safeguard its million on it over nine years. assets. Many of the weaknesses are Bowsher said other anticipated long standing and have resulted in taxpayer losses could total about $6 billions of dollars of losses and billion due to problems at the wasteful spending." Export-Import Bank, $12 billion at In addition to the scandals that the Commodity Credit Corp., $26 rocked the savings and loan industry billion at the Farmers Home and the Department of Housing and Administration, up to $20 billion due Urban Development, which cost to problems with foreign military taxpayers about $139 billion and sales, and $5 billion in losses from $4.2 billion, respectively, Bowsher government student loan programs. BoftheBay Bridge listed several new problems carrying In addition, he said Medicare BRIDGEREPAIR Bridge workers separate a section f tyB multibillion-dollar price tags. losses may now be "as much as $10 to be removed by crane prior to beginning repairs. (AP Laserphoto) Among them: billion." KGB more aggressive under Gorbachev, CIA says WASHINGTON (UPI) -CIA "They're less confrontational in think of one instance .where a treaties, the CIA must now-provide Director William Webster said the that they avoid doing flat-footed prominent defector from the United intelligence on economic conditions Soviet KGB is "more aggressive" things .but the activity is there," States was finally thrown out or of the changing Eastern Europe under Soviet President Mikhail Webster said. expelled from a (Eastern) bloc countries and warn of possible Gorbachev and is making a bigger Much of the KGB's intelligence country that had been providing him violent upheavals, he said. effort to "recruit our embassy and efforts are aimed at obtaining highcomfort and sanctuary." On other topics, Webster said: intelligence personnel" as spies. technology information through Declining to name the defector or -The United States has "a right Webster made the remarks at a clandestine means, he said. the country, he added, "That would to assume Soviet involvement" in National Press Club luncheon Webster said other intelligence have been contrary to the wishes of providing weapons to the rebels in El Wednesday when asked if Soviet chiefs from around the world have the KGB." Salvador since the arms are intelligence efforts had declined since reported "exactly the same The CIA director said he does not manufactured in the Soviet Union or Gorbachev assumed power and experience and same conclusion." "look forward" to the possibility his Soviet bloc countries. implemented a series of economic The CIA chief, however, said the agency might be asked to take deep -U.S. intelligence indicates the and social reforms. KGB does appear to be "minimizing" budget cuts similar to those being Salvadoran rebels, while well armed, "We believe just the reverse is its domestic role as Gorbachev discussed for the Defense do not have the power "to totally taking place," Webster said. presses for a more open society. Department. destabilize" the U.S.-backed "Around the world our stations are He also said it is "much too early to The country "needs our services Salvadoran government. reporting more aggressive action, a tell" whether the dramatic movement more now than in the old stand-off -The CIA has reported its more robust intelligence-collection toward democratic reform in Eastern environment" between NATO and findings to the White House on news effort, more efforts to recruit our Europe will adversely affect KGB the Warsaw Pact, Webster said. "I reports that Israel secretly helped embassy and intelligence personnel intelligence. intend to make that point very clear," South Africa obtain technology for than we have seen in a long time." Nonetheless, Webster said, "I can he said, to President Bush. long-range missiles that could carry In addition to verifying nuclear warheads. He declined to helfined S for &,"l compliance with arms control elaborate. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -were coated with crude oil and II FriednanwimNalionalBookAward Shell Oil Co. has escaped criminal miles of shoreline were polluted NEW YORK (UPI) -Doctorow and "The Mambo charges for dumping 432,000 gallons along the estuary at Martinez and Journalist Thomas Friedman's Kings Play Songs of ove" by of oil into an estuary of San Benicia in Contra Costa County. "From Beirut to Jerusalem" won Oscar Hijuelos. Francisco Bay by paying a record The Justice Department's top the 199 National Book Award Other finalists In the fiction $19.75 million in fines and environmental official, Assistant for non-fiction, and John Casey's categorywere Katherine Dunfor compensation to federal, state and Attorney General Richard Stewart' "orto-"cton a hn aserd ca"egk we" an Aynn for local agencies. said he hoped the nearly $20 million "Spartina" won the award for "Geek Love" and Amy Tan for In exchange for Shell's agreement levy may serve as a precedent in the fiction. "The Joy Luck Club." Wednesday, the state decided not to negotiations with Exxon over its The authors were presented Finalists for the non-fiction pursue criminal charges against the much larger oil spill in Alaska last with their awards Wednesday at a award were McGeorge Bundy, giant oil company over the 1988 spill. spring. dinner attended by 500 people at "Danger and Survival: Choices The payment also ends Shell's "I hope it sends a message to the the Pierre Hotel. Each award About the Bomb in the First Fifty financial obligation for the cleanup anybody who is in the oil business," is accompanied by a check for Years"; Marilynne Robinson, costs. The company spent about $8 he said of the Shell settlement. "I $10,000 and a commemorative "Mother Country,"; Taylor million in cleanup costs immediately think spills that are proportionately medallion, a spokesman said. Branch, "Parting of the Waters," after the spill. bigger ought to have a propor"From Beirut to Jerusalem," Sentiments: How the American The oil poured out April 22, 1988 tionately larger bottom line." published by Farrar, Straus & Century Ends when a storm drain hose inside an oil Since the Exxon spill was about Giroux Inc., is an account of The National Book Awards tank at Shell's Martinez refinery 1,000 times greater than the Shell Friedman's years of reporting for were established In 19 to broke and discharged more than spill, Stewart was asked if the The New York Times from two recognize American literary 432,000 gallons of crude into a bay government would seek 1,000 times middle eastern capitals. it was works of exceptional lit and estuary north of San Francisco. as much from Exxon for damage to considered a favorite to win the were administered for many years Officials said the spill happened the environment, non-fiction award. by a non-profit organization set because Shell violated a federally "We will see," he replied. If Exxon "Spartna,"published by Alfred p by th As o o mandated oil spill prevention plan by had to pay 1,000 times as much as "Spinpbshed b Al up by t heAsciati s leaving storm sewer drains open, Shell is paying, it would amount to A. Knopf Inc., is set in a small American Publishers. Early this allowing the oil to pour into the nearly $20 billion. Rhode Island coastal town. It was year the N ational Book water. Shell lwe in Houston were not a surprise winner, upsetting Foundation was set up to wMolre than 150 acres of wetlands availablwyers m mtw favorites "Billy Bathgate" by E.L distribute the awards.

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8 Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 U.S. news Base closure plan would save millions WASHINGTON (IPI) -The It marks the first major effort in a headquarters of the 6th Army. $623 million a year. But the GAO put commission that devised a plan to decade to close a group of domestic The GAO reviewed 15 base the annual savings at between $400 shut down or scale back nearly 40 bases. closings and realignments that million and $453.4 million. major military bases nationwide About 20,000 jobs are expected to account for 90 percent of the For the Presidio alone, the GAO overestimated annual savings from be lost nationwide, though military commission's estimated annual said the commission overstated the closures by at least $170 million, personnel will be reassigned and savings, including the Presidio in San annual savings by at least $27.3 congressional auditors said. civilians will get first crack at Francisco, three Air Force bases in million. The savings from placing The General Accounting Office openings elsewhere under a special California, Fort Dix in New Jersey, Fort Dix on semi-active status were study released Wednesday also job placement program. and Chanute Air Force Base in overestimated by $40.7 million, the differed substantially with the California would be especially Illinois. report said. commission on the amount of time it hard hit, losing six bases, including The commission estimated that Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois would take the government to the Presidio in San Francisco, those 15 eventually will save atotal of was overestimated by $13.6 million, recover the costs associated with closing and realigning bases. and the three Air Force bases in TheiGAO tudyre aid basst ofthCalifornia George, Mather and The GAO study said most of the Norton collectively were cost-savings errors it found were due overstated by $46 million, the GAO to "tight time constraints" of the commission and a lack of "effective study said. management control for verifying Additionally, the shutdown of the the accuracy of its data. Presidio and mo.thballing of Fort Congress had given the Dix would each exceed the six-year common ne yehardg to develop itlimit for cost recovery established by commission one year to develop its Congress as a criteria for closing a base-closing plan. bsterpr ad The GAO's findings support base, the report said. criticism that the commission's work The GAO noted that the cost of was flawed. But the GAO did not cleaning up hazardous wastes left take issue with assertions by the behind from a base closing were left commission and the Defense out (if the commission's estimates Department that the choices for and its own, as was the economic closing bases "are still sound and impact on communities that lose a logical." base. The base-closing plan, accepted by However, the study recommended Congress in April, calls for shutting t that future evaluations of base down 34 major military installations closings account for job losses and and 52 smaller ones by 1995, plus the DEFENSE DISCUSSION -Sen. Sam Nunn, from Georgia, discusses other economic consequences. The partial closure of five major bases defense matters withRearAdm. RichardMilliganprior to openinghearings GAO said the commission lacked and the "realignment" of 54 others. by the Senate Armed Services Committees last month. (AP Laserphoto) adequate time for such calculations. Recall of U.S. troops from Europe could aid budget WAS H IN G TON (U PI) -troop cuts when he meets this "If cuts in stationed forces were contribution" toward resolving U.S. President Bush's proposal to weekend with Soviet President shared proportionately among the budget deficit problems, the withdraw 30,000 troops from Europe Mikhail Gorbachev in their NATO allies, the United States organization said, "it will still be would save only $1.6 billion to $3 shipboard summit near Malta. would cut roughly 100,000 troops necessary to go well beyond the cuts billion a year and more cuts would be The Defense Budget Project said from Europe," it said. "If troops were directly associated with a CFE necessary to make substantial budget Moscow's proposal for the CFE also cut from the United States using agreement and cut strategic forces savings, analysts said this week. treaty would yield even larger U.S. the 2.1 rule, the United States could and naval forces as well." "Clearly, conventional arms budget savings, because the Soviets cut a total of 300,000 Army and Air The Bush administration so far has reductions will have to produce want to reduce all troops for each Force troops, saving between $17 resisted including the superior U.S. larger savings if they are to have a alliance -not just U.S. and Soviet billion and $30 billion per year." naval forces in the conventional arms significant budgetary impact," said forces -to 300,000 each. While this would "make a major control talks with the Soviets. the Defense Budget Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan research and analysis organization. Investigators to reviewplane crash records Earlier this year, the United States ga t and NATO proposed at the BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (UPI) -commuter plane that vanished off wreckage should be retrieved. Conventional Forces in Europe, or Federal investigators said they would Block Island with eight people The Coast Guard late Wednesday CFE, arms reduction talks with the review operating records of a aboard and decide whether the suspended its search for survivors of Soviets in Vienna that U.S. and the New England Airlines twinSoviet forces be reduced to 275,000 econ om ic ornw th engine plane that disappeared on a each in Europe by 1994. ~15-minute flight Tuesday night from To reach that level, the United Block Island to the mainland town of States would have to reduce Army up 2.7 percent in 3rd quarter Westerly. and Air Force personnel in Western quarser Authorities believed the plane Europe by 30,000 and the Soviet WASHINGTON (UPI) -The services worsened by $229 billion crashed and sank in waters off the Union would have to withdraw Commerce Department has during the quarter. northwest end of Block Island with 300,000 troops from Eastern Europe. upped its estimate of the nation's A better-than-expected trade no survivors. An intense search for The Defense Budget Project said economic growth in the third picture in September reduced the more than 25 hours turned up the its studies show that such a U.S. quarter to a 2.7 percent annual actual increase in the shortfall to bodies of two dogs and some articles reduction would only save between rate, reflecting a lower-than$12.4 billion, boosting the from the aircraft, but no sign of $1.6 billion and $3 billion annually expected trade deficit during the domestic GNP figure. wreckage or the eight people aboard. -far short of the $65 billion in U.S. tree-mont period. Exports of goods and services "W6 believe that if there was a defense savings needed by 1994. But the department also rose $2.3 billion during the person in the water, we would have wOne way to gain larger savings akey indicator of the healthofthe quarter but imports climbed $14.1 found them, due to the thoroughness would be to make corresponding cuts anyinditor entdmfg billion, the department said. of our search," Coast Guard in U.S. forces stateside," the eo my -fel .percn during The slight upward revision in spokesman Hank Leeper said. organization said. "According to a the July-September quarter, the Tesih padrvso pksa akLee ad commonly used rule of thumb, third consecutive quarterly drop economic growth was widely The Coast Guard said it would approximately two soldiers are and the steepest for a three-month expected by economists but resume the search only if evidence needed stateside to support every period since a 16.5 percent decline growth during the summer turned up of possible survivors, soldier deployed abroad. in the first quarter of 1 i86 quarter was nevertheless much "I think it's a reasonable "Thus, a CFE cut of 30,000 troops The department last month had stronger than analysts originally assumption that it sunk. We've "TuropCe cud lea3,oa ctrof Testimated growth in the gross had expected. searched the area thoroughly and did from Europe could lead to a cut of pro Siecnmssardtht not find any sign of the actual aircraft 60,000 troops based in the United national product -the total of Still, economists warned that not findpanylsignoofdthe actua aicaf States, for a total cut of 90,000 goods and services produced in growth in the quarter was inflated or the people aboard, Leeper said. troops, saving between $5 billion and the economy -at a 2.5 percent by car sales pushed artificially te Natiwaz anspoksan $9 billion annually," it said, annual rate during the Julyhigher by sales incentives. Few for the National Transportation iefensc Secretary ick Cheney September quarter but that was analysts expect the growth to Safety Board, said the board would iold NATO allies that Bush is based in part on an estimate that continue at the same pace in the begin reviewing the operating prepared to discuss even deeper the trade deficit in goods and fourth quarter. records of the plane as well a prepared----todsusevndee training and job records of the pilot.

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Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 leisure I BalboaHigh Schoolpresents Mellerdrwa' The billboard advertises an knight. Mr. Mason Gann, a figure of mystery, and a cause for effects which are meant to amaze and "Astonishing and Inspiring newcomer to the BHS stage, often alarm, has been wandering about awe. Mellerdrammer." Without a shadow reaches the genius level in his Blackwater Park, Sir Percy's Not forgetting the important, of a doubt, Egad, The Woman In portrayal of the myopic and habitation. Who is she? What is she certain faculty and parents must be White (orSealedInA Madhouse!) is foolhardy hero. With abandon, he after? thanked for their untiring devotion. that and much much more. From plummets off to save dear Laura, Supporting a crowd of new and To Mr. Johnston, veteran dramatist, imaginative characters to knocking into doors and challenging old faces is a devoted, unfailing crew. for providing the community with preposterous situations and Sir Percy to fisticuff in the style of Cosmetic embellishments of the cast dastardly deeds, this show is an eyeMarcus of Queensbury Rules. were provided by Miss Carmen enriching and hysterical entertaincatcher to the grande final, and A monkey wrench is thrown into Ortiz. ment. Mrs. Corbett should be thanks to some astounding technical the works. First, Countess Fosco, a Mr. Chris Berrean, assisted by the thanked for giving her time and feats provided by Mr. Dan clever creature that runs the local able Mr. Alex Royo carried out the playing the role of Aunt Fredericka Goldsworthy and crew, is not lacking madhouse, has made an astonishing management of the stage. Assembly Fairlee. The crowd at Pacific Theater the pizazz to thrill all and sundry. and inspiring discovery. Within her of the stage was diligently worked on Arts Center are held in deep regard Dominating the stage is Sir abode is a certain Miss Catherick, by Miss Noelle Woodrow, et. al. for their sound advice and moral Percival Glyde, played by the clever once a wife of Sir Percy. A wife never Publicity through the various media support. The parents of the nascent Mr. Raymond Samuels. Sliding divorced. So Miss Monica Rios, ever was provided by Miss Laura and patriarch actors alike must be slimily, he orchestrates devilish so sultry in her high heels and high Putnam. Sale of tickets was provided extoled for their great patience and schemes to gain at the expense of our fashions, waits for our rapscallion to by Miss Jennifer Shulte and Miss endurance. young and starry-eyed heroine, announce his marriage to Laura. She Bridget Kelly. Properties are due to Last but certainly not least, the Laura, who is promised to Sir Percy pounces, threatening to allow Miss efforts of Miss Paulette Nassiff. writer would like to express his by her dying father. Miss Valerie Catherine to sue for bigamy. Thus Lavish wardrobe prepared by the appreciation to Mr. Corbett, who Forster, as Laura, does an admirable our villain must pay reparations or untiring Miss Pam Thompson and aided him when he had run out of job as the damsel in distress. be doomed. Miss Ashely Gann. Goldsworthy and combustible fuel and would not have Who else but a drawing master, The second twist in Sir Percy's his crew of technically dextrous arrived at the auditorium in good equipped with his drawing pencils plan is the namesake of the play. A gentlemen provided lighting and humor. (if at all) without his timely and a change of socks, to be her fair mysterious Woman in White, a audio effects, as. well as a few special aid. Charlie Pride will share his talent with U.S. military communities FOR T CLAYTON (USARSO of eight number-one records. The PAO) -Charley Pride always statistics thrust him into the topN "dug" country music, a business 10 among country artists with the that appreciated his talent. The most chart-topping tunes. The 1971 "Entertainer of the Year," string included "I'd Rather Love will share his talent with Panama's You," "Is Anybody Goin' to San 0 military communities Dec. 7-10. Antone," "Afraid of Losing You Before being discovered in Again," "Kiss an Angel Good N 1963, the Sledge, Miss. native Mornin"' and "Night Games". C dabbled in diverse vocatons. Pride Chet Atkins, arguably the most served in the Army from 1956-58. successful guitarist in the E Before that he played professional business, believes Pride has a R baseball for the Memphis Red greatness that will transcend Sox.ButPride'spassionremained country music. He says, country music. "Superstars like Hank Williams "Nobody in my family was and Frank Sinatra have a certain musical. I memorized all those intangible edge. Put Charley country songs and sung them. My Pride on the worst sound system family thought I was crazy, in the country and it won't matter. asking, 'why you singin' this Hell penetrate. That's greatness. music? It ain't gonna get you Few have it. Charley does." with special guest nowhere.'" Pride said he didn't NOTE: Shows have been care if it got him anything; he scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, at loved it. We all know, the rest is the Fort Espinar Theater; 6 and 9 history. p.m., Dec. 9, at the Fort Clayton Within two years of his first Theater, and 7 p.m., Dec. 10, at album's release, Pride had a string the Howard Theater. Nova University holds largest commencement exercise in 8-year history ALBROOK AFS (NOVA) --Nova Administration, on 47 Bachelors of Notyce and Alalvaro Schollianos Rees, Kelly Riell, Carl Sadowski, University held its eighth and largest Science in Professional Management (U S A R SO), J e r r y S a1 a z a r Pedro Sanchez, Alfonso Uriola and commencement execise at the Fort and awarded certificates to 10 (USAFSO), Eric Green (USNC), Elizabeth Welch (USAFSO), Vivian Amador Officers' Club with 85 professionals in the Paralegal Hercilia Chen, Canute Cockburn, Attias, Gary Dyer, Randall Evans students in three fields of study Studies program. Rebeca Gomez, Abraham Saied and and Graciela Rivera (PCC), Cristina graduating of whom 55 were present. Among the graduates were Berta Tang (PCC) and Juan Foster Beech, Jacqueline Horton, Dallys The president of Nova University, numerous U. S. government and Harold Mitchell (Civilians). Icaza, Esteban Mayers, Michelle Dr. Abraham S. Fischler, conferred personnel, including the following: BPMs: John Culmer, Wayne Robinson, Sheila Teran, Gina Cano degrees on 28 Masters in Business MBAs: John Loughlin, Conrado Goulet, D'Andrea Record, Grant and Teresa Hun (Civilians). ASSEMBLY -Curundu Elementary School held an honors assembly for STUDENTS PLANT TREE -Los Rios Elementary School third grade students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 to mark the students students A nalisa Shoemaker, Glen Davis, Jonas Gaston and Galen Herring achievements in behavior and academic work, including selection of a plant a pine tree in preparation of A rbor Day. The tree was donated by the student of the quarter from each class. Here students display their Parent Teacher Organization and represents the continuing bond between certfcates. Parents were invited to the assembly. (DoDDS photo) the school and the community. (DODDS photo)

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1 Tropic Times S Dec. 1, 1989 notices HEART Consider Air Force ROTC at East from typing to filing business and and answer all questions. Everyone is Texas State University with its military correspondence. For more welcome. For more information call HEART is an organization that liberal accreditation of CCAF and information call 284-3105. Cathy Savage 252-1123. provides child care for volunteers. If you re urretlyvolunteering or previous college credits. If your Rodun s you are currently physically qualified, can achieve Roadrunners Tours & travel would like to but need financial qualifying scores on the Air Force The Isthmian Roadrunners will assistance for child care please call Officer Qualifying Test, and are hold an annual marathon 4 a.m. Dec. U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal 287-6109 or 287-4302. HEART also within two years of completing a 3. The 26.2-mile out-and-back course MWR now has a Tour & Travel needs a secretary. Interested persons bachelor's degree, you've already begins in front of Balboa High service. Located at building 65, hours please call. made the first hurdle. For more School. are: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. -5 information, write to: Air Force Everyone who finishes will receive p.m. Saturdays, 8 a.m. -noon. 2nd car shipments ROTC Detachment 830, Box X-2, a T-shirt, certificate and breakfast. Individual tours available upon Anyone interested in shipping a ET Station, Commerce, Texas, For more information call 225-6556 request. For more information on second vehicle to the U.S., at their 75428-1902, or call (214) 886-5200 after 5 p.m. tours and trips, call 283-5307. own expense, call 282-3640 for more between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. central information. time, Monday through Friday. Weaon checkChildren's table The 470th MI Brigade Ladies will Balboa SAC Explorers The 24th Security Police hold a children's table at the Te Squadron is conducting privatelyChristmas Village 1-9 p.m. Dec. 2 at There will be a meeting of the The 24th Security Police owned weapons registration checks. Valent Rec. Center, Fort Clayton. Balboa Elementary School Advisory Squadron is recruiting youths ages14 If you reside on Howard or Albrook The table is set up for children to do Committee at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in to 20, to join the Air Force Law and maintain a privately-owned their own Christmas shopping. For room Ill of the school. All Balboa Enforcement Post 11. weapon in your quarters or security more information call 287-5998. Elementary School teachers and The Explorers is similar in police armory, stop by'building 716, parents are invited to attend, operation to the Boy Scouts of security police supply and equipment Aerobics class America and is open to all military section, on Howard to update your An Aerobics class will be held at dependents on the Pacific side, registration. For more information, Valent Recreation Center beginning Retiree payday Explorers work with law call 284-5904 no later than Dec. 20. early December. Morning and enforcement personnel in such areas e For Atlantic community as administration, walking patrols, Navy swim pool eveningclasses are available foryour retirees, retirement checks will be tra ffic controls and crime convenience. For more formation cashed on Dec. 7 at the Panama suppression activities. They also The Rodman Swimming Pool, call 287-4201. Cani Treasurer's Office, learn about crime prevention, U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal, Outboard classes Margarita, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. military law, firearm safety and a has re-opened as a 5-star facility. Tmilitdys s arty lfearm psft a Featuring a refurbished pool, new The Fort Sherman Scuba Rental The change in the day is because variety of other topics. furniture, and an outstanding snack Center has classes on outboard Dec. 8, which falls on the Friday, They wear a distinctive uniform faritlre, andin tse sool C s on urd is a holiday, Mother's Day, in similar to the blue Air Force uniform bar, Fleet Landing, the pool is open motor operation every Saturday. Panama. with a specific Explorer patch on every day from 10 a.m. until 6p.m. Space is limited to 10 persons. For the Pacific community, Register in advance by calling retirement checks will be cashed Fr moe information about the Advance scuba diving 289604 on Dec. 9 at the Curundu program, call SSgt. Shelia M. Dixon The Howard Outdoor Recreation elementary School, Fort Clayton, at 284-4755. Section is now offering an Advanced from 9 a.m. to noon. Scuba Open Water Dive, Rescue and Inbothcases,avalidIDcardits MARS services Equipment course. For more required. The Pacific community information on course requirements also should avoid the area of the If you want to make a phone patch and times call 284-3569 or 286-3555. Fort Clayton and Albrook AFS home, or send a 25-word message, gates during retirement check there is good news. MARS has new BNCOC training cashing hours. e expanded operating hours. Soldiers requiring BNCOC should The 1978th Communications submit a DA Form 4187 through Adult aerobics Group's Military Affiliate Radio their chain of command to DSPO System station, or MARS, places Adult aerobic classes are offered training to request attendance. For phone patches and send free information call 285-4548. from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, telegrams, called MARSgrams, for Wednesday and Friday, at the U.S. military, civilians and family T i Albrook Youth Center. For more members here to the U.S. or Tax io information, call 286-3195. elsewhere in the world. Make your 1989 taxes less taxing. Hours for the station are now 7a.m. Prepare for them now! Since 1987 Gingerbread House to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to midnight was the first year the new tax law Learn to make a Christmas fantasy seven days a week. went into effect, many people were come true by making gingerbread Using the MARS services is easy, surprised when they filled out their houses. Construction will be in two just call the station at 284-4215 or tax returns the past two filing phases from 9 to 11 a.m., Dec. 5, and 284-4062 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. After seasons. Tax rates, standard from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 6. 6 p.m. until midnight call 286-3206 or deductions, and personal Reservations are limited to 10 286-3609. exemptions are items that will people, so call 284-5650 early to sign change again in 1989. up. Musicians needed Do not be surprised in April 1990. The Zodiac Recreation Center is The Army Family Liaison Office has looking for talented individuals in a list of significant changes in the new The United States Army the areas of music, singing, dancing, tax law most likely to effect Army Recruiting Center is open Monday comedy, rappers, etc., to audition for families. For your free copy, write through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tropic Entertainment Variety HQDA (DAPE-ZXF), Washington, room 320, building 519, Fort Show, Jan. 21. All interested DC 20310-0300. Clayton. For more information call personnel should call 284-6161/3818. Gift SFC Roberto Lopez at 287-5414. Chr a m i The Special Forces Wives Club is Registered nurses ristmas mai sponsoring free gift wrapping for 3/7 ."Wrap and Mail Your Packages soldiers Dec. 16. All 3/7 soldiers can The Civilian Personnel Office is Early" services will be available bring their gifts to be wrapped to 3/7 recruiting U.S. registered nurses. beginning Saturday at Ocean Breeze Headquarters, Fort Davis. Full-time (shift-work included), Center on Fort Sherman. For more part-time and intermittant positions information call 289-6282. Alcohol awareness available. For more information stop Adult Children of Alcoholics by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid Old Zonians holds meetings in building 6550, L. Sullivan at 285-4116. fhe yearbook staff at Balboa High Corozal, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. For Practical nurses School is selling old editions of information call Debbie at 287-3942 The Civilian Personnel Office yearbooks for $30. Years available or Ana at 261-8775. Recruitment and Placement are 1964, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1982, Therapists meet 4 Division is recruiting U.S. licensed 1984, 1985 and 1986. If interested, practical nurses (NM-620-05). Stop contact Mrs Joyce Hanson at Balboa A meeting with an occupational by building 560, Corozal, or call Enid High School at 252-7896 Ext. 23. thearapist and physical therapist sponsored by the Panama Chapter of L. Sullivan at 285-4116. the Council for Exceptional Children Family classes (CEC) will be held in Room A Air Force ROTC Family skills classes are offered 207/209, Curundu Junior High Finish college under the AFR 53on a regular basis by Army School, 4 p.m. Dec. 5, The 20 commissioning program. Community Services. Classes range thearapists will explain their services

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Tropic Times 1 Dec. 1, 1989 X Eyewitness Naval Station Panama Canal, Sailing classes clear waters. For more information The 24th Security Police (MARBKS). Two different features The U.S. Naval Station Panama call 287-6500. Squadron has recently implemented are shown each night, one at 7 and Canal is sponsoring Basic, Crew and the "Eyewitness" patrol car another at 9 p.m. For more Skippersailing classes. Registernow Dive trip surveillance system. information, please call 283-5307. at building 65, the MWR main office A Snorkel and Dive at Isla Mamey The system is a video recording Tra or call 283-5307 resort sponsored by CRD Outdoor that provides visual records of p range Recreation will be held Dec 9. interaction between law enforcement U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal Computer classes Reservations are underway at officers and persons stopped for MWR invites you to visit its Trap Computer classes are now being building 154, Fort Clayton. alleged offenses. Range! Schedule is as follows: offered at Valent Recreation Center. Excellent location for outdoor The system can also serve as a Thursday, Friday, 4:00 p.m. thru The ongoing program includes activities. For more information call source of identification and provides dusk. Saturday, Sunday, Holidays, sessions for beginners and advanced287-3363. an unbiased account of what 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. Firearms use level. For more information call transpired. It will also help train will be provided, rental free. 298-4201. Volleyball patrolmen by correcting improper A Volleyball Challenge will be techniques, thereby improving their Jungle run CRD cruise held 9-li a.m. at Reeder Gym, Fort As additional money becomes NSGA Galeta Island will host a 5K rd cruise s r b Cayton S at urdays d u r i ng available, all law enforcement Jungle Fun Run on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. A Friendship Cruise sponsored by December. Cal for s pae vehicles will have units installed to Volunteers are needed to help get thisBranch D m .or a protect the public, run off to a great start. Even if you will depart from Rodman pier at 6:30 information. For more information plan to run, you can be a volunteer p.m. Dec. 31. Reservations open call 287-3861. AA meetings up until race day! Please contact December 7 at building 154, Fort Sick and tired of being sick and MWR at 289-5109 or CTOC Fifer at Clayton. Enjoy a buffet and dancing. Youth sports tired? Alcoholics Anonymous meets 289-5010. Make new friends. For more A youth baseball/softball in building 6550, Corozal, every information call 287-3363 for sponsored by FSD Youth Sports night of the week; Mon. -Sat. at 8 Event changes reservations. Office will be held at building 155, p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7 Fort Amador Officers' Club has P tFort Clayton and building 219, Fort p.m. For information, call 252-6709. had to reschedule or relocate several Photo portraits Espinar. Registration begins Dec 5, Meetings on the west bank of the events during this week. A Class on Photo Portraits will be Mon-Fri afternoons. Three leagues Canal are in building 40 on If your unit or organization was heldatFortDavisArts&CraftsDec. will be -conducted. For more USNAVSTA Panama Canal, Sun. -scheduled to hold a special event this 4 and 8. The session is limited to four information call 287-3252 or Fri. at 8 p.m. and Sunday mornings week, check with event coordinators families. Learn the basics of portrait 289-4289. at 9. West bank phone: 283-5749. for possible changes or relocation. lighting and setting. For more Atlantic SAC Give AA -and yourself -a chance. information call 289-5104. IT WOK~i -The Cristobal High School IT-WORKS! Water aerobics Christmas Student's Advisory Committee will Spanish course Work off those holiday pounds meett Dec. 11 at 2:45 p.m. in the and have fun doing it! You do not A Christmas Village sponsored by school library instead of Dec. 4. A beginning Spanish course need to know how to swim. Farfan Cocoli and Valent Center Music & sponsored by the Fort Kobbe Pool, Mon., Wed. & Fri, 6-7 p.m. Theatre will open at Valent Center Honor Society meet Education Center will begin Dec. 5. Begins Nov. 27, $1.00 per class. For patio Fort Clayton 5 p.m. Dec.1 1-9 Classes are 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays information, call Lisa Ortiz at p.m. Dec. 2-3. Come visit the Twenty new members were through Thursdays. For more 284-5094. village.get into the holiday spirit! initiated into the National Honor 'information call 284-3150. The Christmas Village will feature Society -Nov. 15. Guest speaker N mouth watering treats entertainment for the evening was Mr. Richard Intermediate Spanish o games vendors sleigh rides and more. A Wainio, Chief, Economic An Intermediate Spanish class There will be no games at the delight for young and old. For more Research and Marketing sp bsreritKobbe Education Naval Station's Anchorage Club information call 287-4201. Development Division, of the Center will begin Dec. 5. Classes are from Dec. 14 through Jan. 14. Panama Canal Commission. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday Ceramic special Mr. Ernest Holland, Principal For more information call 284-3150. Cash paychecks A Ceramic Special for active duty of Balboa High School, initiated U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal military will be held at Clayton the following members: Michael Spanish GED Federal Credit Union will cash Ceramics Center 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Hoffman, Mei-Ling Lavecchia, A Spanish GED program paychecks for retiree members Mondays,Thursdays,Saturdaysand Mark McIntire, Alberto AKbpi eEduoa commencing at 9 a.m. Dec. 4. Sundays throughout December, Mizrachi, Susan Nelson, James sponsored by Fort Kobbe Education Retirees with base passes, unable to featuring a 10-percent discount on Ritchie, Kimberly Thompson, Center will begin Dec. 5. Classes are walk to the Credit Union Office from greenware. Get ready for Christmas Aliesha Ave-Lallemant, Melissa 5-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. waktthCrdtUinOfcfrm gewr.GtrayfoCrsms F6 pm.re Mnfordatind Thurs150. the gate without assistance will be make your gifts or ornaments. For Bowman, Sara Marie Cales, For more information call 284-3 picked up at the gate by the shuttle more information call 287-4360. Valerie Forster,Michelle Hayden, Movies bus, taken to the Credit Union Office Leah Izbicki, Christine Ledezma, The U.S. Naval Station Panama and returned to the gate. Guests Bronze casting Jennifer Lively, Elizabeth Ridder, elaead accopnigtertrewilntbinBoz clseae Iliana Rodriguez -Mesa, Carlos Canal, Morale, Welfare and ompanyingtheretireeswillnotbe Casting in Bronze classes are uiz, -Shulte, and Recreation Center is offering free allowed to accompany retirees available by appointment at the Fort Christopher Sk movies for all hands and dependents. beyond the gate. Only individuals Clayton Arts & Crafts Center, Congratulations are extended The movies are played at Crews' th aseD ards will be allowed building 180. Students will learn how to these students for achieving Lounge, building 88, Naval Station to enter the Station. to prepar waxent model investitian to prepare wax model, invest it and membership into this prestigious Panama Canal (Rodman) and Black Stallion cast molten bronze. For reservations society. MCSFCo classroom, building 3005, call 287-4369. U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal, MWR once again offers Ladies' crafts Kid's auditions charter fishing services on board the A Audition for Children's Play Black Stallion and Vargas. For more Ladies' Crafts sessions will be held sponsored by will be held at CLayton information, call 283-5307. at Cocoli Community Center Yo n e :y wil De 2 PLay Sundys a 11a~m.For ore Youth Center 2:00 p.m. Dec 2. Play Sunday at 11 a.m. For more will be held on Dec 23 as part of the Boating classes information call287-3010. annual Christmas party. Help is also U.S. Naval Station Panama El Valle tri needed to make props. For more Canal, MWR sponsors Boston information call 287-6451. Whaler classes. For information on An El Valle Shopping Trip Kid's shopping dates, call 283-5307. sponsored by Cocoli Community Center will be held Dec 9. Call 287Morning Children's Shopping Scuba course 3010 to reserve a space. Sprees sponsored by Espinar Youth U.S. Naval Station PanamaCanal El Valle Shopping Trips Center will be held at Sundial Rec offers a scuba diving course. Class sponsored by Valent Recreation Center 9 a.m. to noon. For more will be at the Rodman Swimming Center depart Fort Clayton 6:30 a.m. information call 289-4829. Pool Dec. 4 -10 from 6:30 -9 p.m. Dec 3 and 17. Enjoy the countryside Five classes and two days of diving and picturesque valley. Visit the Golf tourney are included. Sign up by Dec. 4. For handicrafts market. For more Low Net Ball Golf Tournament information 283-5307. information call 287-6500. will be held at Amador Golf Course Exchange hours Dec 9. Teams of four persons are Valent trip invited to register. The event is open New hours for the Corozal Main A Portobello & Langosta Beach to golfers with an established Exchange are Monday to Saturday, trip sponsored by Valent Recreation handicap. Entry fee includes lunch. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. Center will be held Dec 9. A day at Prizes will be awarded. For more -5 p.m. historical ruins and swimming in information call 282-4511.

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Tropic Times 12~ Dec. 1, 1989 clib calendar prime rib; Sun.-Sat., a la carte Sun., pizza & chicken delivery. Albrook O' Club -Mon.-Fri. dining. Clayton Guest House -Tues.-Fri. Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Sun., ala Clayton NCO Club -Mon. -Fri. carte dining; Membership night last Davis Community Club -Tues.-Fri.; Naval Station 0' Club -Fri. & Wed., Mon. of each month. closed Mon. social hour; open 7 days/nights a Naval Station Officers' Club -Fri. & Howard O' Club -Fri., Disco. Sherman Community Club -Once a week. Sat., prime rib; Sun., a la carte HowardNCOClub-Varietydiscoin month lunch specials. Naval Station Anchorage Club -dining; Mon., seafood night; Tues., Ballroom: Fri. & Sat.; Sun.-Mon.Fri.& Tues., social hour; Sat., grill turkey croissant; Wed., pork chop; Tues.-& Wed.; Casual Cove Discos: sandwich bar; Sun. Thurs., Porterhouse steak. Fri. & Sat., rock & roll, salsa; Mon. Naval Station CPO Club -Wed. Top Three Night social hour; Fri.' Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fri. & Tues., variety; Wed. & Thurs., Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri.; Attitude Adjustment Hour. & Sat., prime rib; Sun., grill western. Sun., sit down breakfast. Albrook O'Club -Special functions sandwich bar; Mon. & Thurs., STRAC Club -Fri., music with Judy Naval Station Anchorage Club for the Holiday Season will require chicken in the basket; Tues., Upton. -Mon.-Fri. the evening meal to be served in the spaghetti night; Wed., Mongolian Naval Station O'Club -Fri., DJ; Quarry Heights O'Club -Mon.-Sat. Falcon Room. stir fried night. Mon. -Sun., live entertainment. Bamboo Inn -Mon. & Fri., social Naval Station CPO Club -Mon.Naval Station Anchorage Club -Fri. hour. Sat., a la carte dining. & Sat., DJ; Tues. movie night. Ft. Amador O'Club -Available for Quarry Heights -Tues., steak night; Naval Station CPO Club -Fri., DJ; special events on Wed., Fri., & Sat. Wed., membership night 10% Sun., movie day. Howard NCO Club -3rd Sun. of disco discount; Fri., Chateaubriand, Bayview Room -Sat., Piano for month. Waterfront Inn -Sun., fast food. lobster special; Sat., seafood feast; listening and dancing, also couple's Howard O'Club -3rd Sun. of month. STRAC Club -Open Mon.-Fri.; Reservations recommended. night free corsage for ladies. Amador O'Club -Wed.Fri., social hour with hot Amador O'Club -Thurs., Mongolian Quarry Heights O'Club -Tues. -Sat., Albrook O'Club snacks, Fri., with DJ.; club BBQ; closed holidays and Mon. live entertainment. Bayview Room open. Bayview Room & Waterfront Inn -Bamboo Inn -Fri., live band. Clayton NCO Club Clayton NCO Club -Fri., social Fri., tacos; Sat., lobster thermidor, Albrook O'Club -Fri., disco; Sun., Sherman Community Club -once a hour, free snacks. variety music. German Rosch during brunch month. Ft. Sherman Cadre Lounge -Sat., Clayton NCO Club -Fri. & Sat., Davis Community Club open. Enjoy the new variety disc sO'Club -Fri., prime C&W in the Corral; Mon., closed. Quarry Heights O'Club programrib/seafood; Corner Post Lounge -Sun., variety Fp.rogrm Comuit Cubroom closed; Mon. Mongolian BBQ; music, oldies but goodies. Ft. Sherman Community Club T Wed., Mexican night; Thur., 2 for 1 -ri -nriet available for special functions. -Fri.,entertainment. Davis Community Club -Fri., social steak night. Davis Community Club -Fri., disco; Howard O'Club -Wed. hour; Wed., Sr. NCO/ Officers' Clayton NCO Club -Casa Maria, Sat., land & sea special, Caoba Cafe. Howard NCO Club -Sun. & Wed. lounge is open; Thurs., open. Mexican food specials Mon.-Wed. & Naval Station Anchorage Club Davis Mountain Top Pub -Available Fri.; Tues. -Sat., dining. -Thurs. for kiddie parties. Call 289-3506. Red Door -Open every day. Naval Station CPO Club -Tues Espinar Community Club -Sherman Community Club -Tues..Clayton NCO Club -Sun. & Tues. Available for special functions and Howard O'Club -Mon.-Fri. Davis Community Club -Sun. & parties only. Call 289-5160. Sun., pizza garden is open. La Vista Howard NCO Club -Mon.-Fri. Wed. Quarry Heights -Now open for dining room is open Fri., Naval Station O'Club -Mon.-Sat. ._ _ dinner Mon.; available for special chateaubriand for 2; Sat., seafood Naval Station Anchorage Club -Editor's Note: Because of the events and functions. Call 282-4380. special; Sat., open for fast food. Mon.-Fri; grill sandwich bar; Sun. changing situation relative to .Naval Station CPO Club Personnel Movement Davis Community Club -Fri., -Tues.-Sun. Limitations, club activities are international dining in the Caoba Quarry Heights -Mon-Fri. lunch subject to change without notice. Cafe, Mexican night; Thurs., specials. Personnelshouldcalitheclubto Mongolian BBQ, disco follows BBQ. Amador O'Club -Mon.Fri. verify the scheduled event. Howard O'Club -Fri. & Sat., Davis Mountain Top Pub -Thurs.Bamboo Inn -Mon.-Sat. Computer Faire recipients 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 28 at Dec 2. For more information call Dec. 1 -pool from 7 to 10 p.m. Section 0 Conference Room 3 287-6366. Dec. 8 -spades from 7 to 10 p.m. Atari ST and Amiga computer Gorgas Community Hospital. Please There is a small fee for each enthusiasts will host a unique bring your medical records. For Youth bazaar tournament and advance registration "Computer Faire" from 10 a.m. to 3 more information call 282-5270 or The Howard Youth Center will is required. For more information, p.m. on Dec. 9, at the Panama Canal 282-5119. have a bazaar from 1 to 5 p.m., Dec. call 284-6161/6109. Training Center. The "Faire" will feature door Child care 2, in the field next to the youth Zodiac classes prizes, a swap table, demonstrations Family Child Care Program will center. For more information, call of desktop publishing, word hold a workshop 'Christmas 284-4700. The Zodiac Recreation Center is processing, computer graphics and Potpourri' 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2 at darts curently offering the following IBM or MacIntosh emulation on the Child Development Center, Atari ST and Amiga computers. building 39, Fort Clayton. The The Howard Arts and Crafts Piano lessons are offered on For Christmas shoppers, the workshop will introduce holiday arts Center is offering the following Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. "Faire" will also include the sale of and crafts for children ages 2-7. For classes and special events: People wanting to arrange times Audubon Society and Union Church more information call 287-3301 or Dec. 5 -Ten percent off on all need to call 284-6161. calendars and a variety of 75th 287-6810. items in sales store Dec. 7 -Free Shotokan karate classes are demonstration on how to apply gold offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m., anniversary memorabilia. RefreshSocial Actions moves fro"m"2"rto no to 3 p o usdyad hrda.Cms. r ments will also be available. Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are For more information, call Dr. Effective immediately, the Social All activities take place in Building also available for children upon Mel Boreham at 252-1202. Actions Office will be located at 711 at Howard. For more request. For more information, call Kcra Albrook in building 812 (Formerly information, call 284-6361. 284-6109. IAFFA) on the ground floor. The Tang Soo Do martial arts classes Afternoon Christmas-Craft t e le pho ne numbers are Albrook arts & crafts are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30 classes for children will be held at 286-3109/4644/3460. The Albrook Arts and Crafts p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. Espinar Youth Center now thru Dec Swi Center is offering the following to noon, Saturday. For more 8. For more information call classes classes and special events: information, call 284-6161. 289-4605. Children's Swimming Classes will Dec. 2 -A free demonstration on Beginners English classes will start Locks tours be held at Fort Clayton Pool how to apply decals from 10:30 to Nov. 20 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The beginning Dec 4. Levels include 11:30 a.m. classes will be given on Monday and Lock Tours sponsored by Sundial preschool, beginners and advanced Dec. 3 -A free demonstration on Wednesday. Recreation Center will be held every beginners. For more information call how to apply gold from 2 to 4 p.m. Beginners Spanish classes are Thursday. Sundial also has 287-6660. All activities take place in Building offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday upcoming tours to Isla Grande and Bowling tourney 806 at Albrook. For more and Thursday. San Lorenzo. Get the details, call ad Thursday. 289-3889 for reservations. A "King & Queen" Tournament information, call 286-3279. All active duty and retired will be held at Espinar Bowling Zoicmilitary, Department of Defense Nutrition clinic Center 5:30 p.m. Dec 9 r re Zodiac tourneys civilians and dependents are eligible Nutrition Care Division Nutricion information call 289-4100. The Zodiac Recreation Center is to participate. Clinic USA MEDDAC will hold a A "No Tap Tourney" will be held sponsoring the following A small fee is charged for each 'Cholesterol Clinic'for eligible health at Clayton Bowling Center 6:30 p.m. tournaments: class.

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Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 13 hemisphere I Cocaine continues to flow thru Mexico MEXICO CITY (UPI) -A top percent of the cocaine confiscated United States enters through the indicates that the shipment of official said last week 18 or 19 planes over the past 10 years," Coello Trejo U.S.-Mexican border. U.S. officials, cocaine through the Mexican border loaded with South American cocaine said. however, put the figure much higher, has declined," Coello Treja said. still land every month on Mexico's Most of the cocaine comes in small at above 40 percent. Coello Trejo said that Mexico has clandestine air strips despite a planes from South America that can He insisted that the passage of enhanced its cooperation on drug crackdown on drug barons in easily land in some 300 miles of South American cocaine to the issues withthe United States, "The Mexico and Colombia,. desolate land that stretches south of United States through Mexico has cooperation with the Bush Mexico does not produce cocaine, the border. declined, but said he could not administration has been excellent," but a large amount of the cocaine Coello Trejo said about 20 percent estimate by how much. Cello Trejo said, adding that both consumed in the United States passes of the cocaine consumed in the "The information we have countries have been exchanging through Mexican territory. The information on drug issues on both 1,933-mile U.S.-Mexican border sides of the border, resulting in allows drug traffickers to smuggle unprecedented success. drugs easily into the United States. He said one of the spectacular "Between 18 and 19 (cocaineresults of the cooperation between loaded) planes land each month in U.S. and Mexican officials was the Med)o," plasand e eh Tmo jt iworld-record seizure of 21.4 tons of Mexico," said Javier Coello Trejo, cocaine on Sept. 29 in Los Angeles. deputy attorney general for narcotics "The sept. 29 n os s matters and the man overseeing the U "The seizure of over 20 tons of country's anti-drug operations. "Of cocaine in Los Angeles was based on these planes, we capture between 30 our information," Coello Trejo said. percent and 40 percent."since Dec. 1, 1988, when Salinas, a Harvard-trained Coello Trejo told United Press technocrat, assumed office, Mexican International in an interview that g authorities have seized 1,044,500 since President Carlos Salinas de pounds of marijuana ready for Gortari assumed office last consumption and 1,312 pounds of December, authorities have seized 25 heroin and opium paste. tons of base cocaine, an Coello Trejo said authorities have uprecedented amount. ELECTION ELATION -Supporters of leftist candidate Luis Inacio also arrested 10,107 alleged drug "The 25 tons of cocaine seized (Lula) daSilva celebrate inRio de Janeiro after heplacedthird in thefirst traffickers since Dec. 1 and have been during the first year of this roundof Brazil's presidential elections. (AP Laserphoto) tightening security in prisons administration is equivalent to 85 housing drug traffickers. New Honduras president backs private enterprise TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras extensive experience in the public Washington over $70 million in U.S. the Social Sciences Institute of The (Reuter) -Rafael Callejas, expected and private sectors and says his loans blocked after Honduras broke Hague, specializing in agricultural to be confirmed as Honduran priority will be to cut the large with the International Monetary development. president-elect in the next few days, government role in the economy. Fund over economic austerity He served in military regimes is a firm believer in economic reform Callejas, of the National party, measures proposed by the IMF. during the 1970s, heading national and reducing the country's recent said he aims to reduce the fiscal Callejas also says he will redefine banana, electric power, ports, water dependence on the United States. deficit, this year running at 7.9 per Honduran foreign relations, cutting supply and forestry corporations and Callejas, 46, claimed victory early cent of gross domestic product its traditionally heavy economic rising to natural resources minister in Monday in Sunday's elections, after against 4.7 percent in 1980, and will dependence on the United States and 1975-80. early unofficial results gave him 49.3 close down state institutions. cultivating ties with Europe and In the private sector, he has percent to 45.34 percent for ruling "We have to restore confidence in Japan. worked in banks, hotels, railroad Liberal party candidate Carlos the Honduran economy and revert He says he will seek detente with companies and agro-industrial Flores, based on 37 percent of the the negative flow of dollars," he said. his Central American neighbors, and enterprises. vote. Official results are due this While ruling out a devaluation he intends to pursue plans to repatriate Born in Tegucigalpa on November week. said he will establish a free rate for about 10,000 Nicaraguan rebels 14, 1943 to a large landowning An agronomist with a master's non-essential items. inside Honduras. family, Callejas is married to the degree from Mississippi State The outgoing government of Jose Apart from studying agronomy, former Norma Regina Gaborit and University in 1966, Callejas has Azcona has had a running battle with Callejas did post-graduate study at has three children. Leftists rebels stage wave of bombings in Chile SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuter) -"The Communist Party and its prevent the transition to democracy Interior Minister Carlos Caceres said Leftist guerrillas have claimed armed wing, the FPMR, want to from taking place peacefully," after inspecting the wrecked studios responsibility for a wave of of Radio Mineria. bombings in which one person was Experts say three in crash not on manifest Police said a 16-year-old member killed and the Chilean capital of the FPMR was blown to pieces blacked out Saturday, the 74th BOGOTA, Colombia (UPI) -All aboard, including six crew when a bomb he was about to plant birthday of President Augusto Forensic medicine experts members, were killed, on a high-tension power pylon Pinochet. examining the remains of people A team from the Seattle-based exploded. A teenaged guerrilla was killed and killed in the explosion and crash Boeing Co. joined Colombian Another youth belonging to the at least two people were wounded in of a Colombian jet airliner have experts to examine the wreckage Communist guerrilla group was the worst outbreak of violence since identifed the bodies of three of Flight HK 1803 and decipher seriously injured in the blast late Pinochet was defeated in a plebiscite people not on the passenger list, the "black boxes," which contain Saturday. last year. raising the death toll to 110, crucial flight information and all The explosion occurred yards A powerful bomb exploded early officials said Thursday. radio communications between away from the site where the FPMR Sunday inside the studios of a proThe Forensic Medicine Office the pilots and the control tower, ambushed Pinochet's motorcade government radio station, injuring said the bodies were those of two civil aviation director Yasid with rocket guns in a failed the announcer and raising to 11 the men and one woman, all Castano said. assassination attempt in 1986. number of explosions, police said. Colombians. The office said that The FBI also dispatched a State electricity company officials A man identifying himself as a 102 other bodies have been bomb specialist to Colombia at said three pylons were knocked down spokesman for the Manuel identified, mainly from dental the request of the Colombian and Santiago, a city of 4.5 million, Rodriguez Patriotic Front (FPMR) records, and that five bodies were government to help determine was plunged into total darknesss for said in telephone calls to local still unidentified. whether the crash was caused by a more than 30 minutes. newspapers that the blackout was criminal act. Pinochet, who seized power in a caused to "repudiate the dictator's Authorities still have not So far, officials have not bloody military coup in 1973, must birthday and to protest against his determined what caused the reported finding any evidence that hand over to an elected civilian plans to stay in power" .explosion that ripped apart the the blast was caused by a bomb. president in March, but intends to Government officials accused the Avianca Airlines Boeing 727 Castano said it would be about stay on indefinitely as commanderCommunist Party of instigating the Monday morning during a flight two weeks before investigators in-chief of the army. violence to disrupt elections set for from Bogota to Cali. The plane revealed the contents of the December 14 in which Chileans will crashed outside Bogota four jetliner's black boxes, which Classified ads must be vote for a president for the first time minutes after taking off from El investigators hope will help them in by 9 a.m. on Monday in 19 years. Dorado International Airport. determine what caused the crash.

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Tropic Times 1 Dec. 1, 1989 hemisphere Chartered jet flies out U.S. families SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador to leave." began before dawn Wednesday. The said, adding that President Bush "has (UPI)U.S. officials chartered ajet About 100 people took advantage rebels soon retook areas of the never ruled out any option" deemed to bring Americans out of El of the offer, taking refuge at the capital that had been lost to necessary to protect Americans. Salvador Thursday following leftist embassy or the heavily fortified government troops nearly a week The U.S. Embassy was closed rebel attacks in the capital that left a Agency for I n tern at ion a1 ago. because of the fighting, and many U.S. official's home destroyed and Development building. U.S. officials In Washington, Secretary of State embassy officials were told to remain sent about 100 Americans into also have chartered a jet to carry James Baker said FMLN forces in their homes. emergency shelters. Americans out of the country overran the home of a U.S. Embassy The U.N. Security Council U.S. Embassy employees in El Thursday. officer but were driven out by scheduled an emergency meeting for Salvador were told their families The leftist Farabundo Marti Salvadoran troops. All American Thursday afternoon in New York. El could be moved to safer areas or National Liberation Front, or personnel were believed to be safe, he Salvador asked for the session to leave the country altogether, FMLN, said its fighters had been said. denounce alleged gun-running by although U.S. officials stopped short ordered not to harm Americans in "We are taking steps to assure the Nicaragua, which it called an "act of of calling the actions an evacuation. their fierce new offensive, which security of our personnel," Baker aggression." "Anyone who felt it might not be El Salvador alleged that antisafe to stay in their house, other aircraft missiles found in a plane that options have been made available to crashed Saturday in its territory were them," spokesman Jefferson Brown sent by Nicaragua's Sandinista said. "The ambassador has now government. authorized a voluntary departure for To counter the largest attack since any dependents or anyone who wants the FMLN launched its initial offensive Nov. 11, Salvadoran jets Cuba agrees fired rockets at suspected rebel positions in one neighborhood and to halt arm s tanks and other armored vehicles rushed into the area. Helicopters swooped low over rooftops to strafe to guerrillas Rce rebel positions. PARIS (UPI) -Nicaraguan Rocket and artillery explosions leaders and Cuban diplomats shook the capital Wednesday agreed to halt shipments of morning after five days of relative weapons to Salvadoran rebels calm and fierce street battles were through Nicaragua after a reported between rebels and troops meeting with Soviet diplomats in in southwest San Salvador. Managua, Le Monde reported More than 2,000 people have been Wednesday. killed in the rebel offensive against Foowing the meeting the government of President Alfredo Tuesday, Nicaragua's Sandinista Cristiani. The rebels had been trying commanders also decided to expel to negotiate and end to the 10-yearleaders of the Salvadoran rebel old civil war but broke off talks group, the Farabundo Marti shortly before launching their National Liberation Front offensive. (FMLN), from Nicaragua, the The military press office said at report said. least 17 rebels and soldiers died in The meeting was held, Wednesday's fighting. A military "apparently at the request of the spokesman said 12 FMLN guerrillas Soviets," to discuss the Salvadorn were killed and 27 wounded, while guerrilla offensive of Nov. 11 and the army suffered five dead and eight the crash in El Salvador Saturday wounded. of a twin-engine plane carrying DOWNED BOMBER -Campesinos view the wreckage of a Savadoran air anti-aircraft missiles. Salvadoran force A-37 bomber shot down by rebelforces' machine gunfire in the first FM LN claim s government officials said the round of fighting for the country's capital, San Salvador, last week. (AP missiles were bound for the leftist Laserphoto) Le Monde, citing unnamed Army CPO hasposition vacancies curc woman Sandinista officials, said the Who Can Apply: Current system. 3. Knowledge of the iS not guilty Nicaraguan commanders were permanent employees of US Army organizational functions and never informed about the South and Services Activities and procedures of the Protocol Office. 4. HAVANA, Cuba (Reuterr shipment of weapons by Cuba other U.S. Government agency Skill in operating a word processor. El Salvador's left-wing guerrillas through Nicaragua. The source employees. Ifanyother source will be Note: bilingual. 115-90 Supervisory have deed any links with an iou Nicar uban leader Fide considered for sensitive positions. Intelligence Operations Specialist, American o a a s afe Castro. How To Apply: Applicants must NM-132-12, Sensitive 470th MI under her house in San Salvador. The Sandinistas are concerned submit to the CPO, building 560, Brigade, C Company, Corozal, The Farabundo Marti National about El Salvador's claim before Room 306, Corozal by the close of General experience 3 yrs., specialized Liberation Front (FMLN), in a the U.N. Security Council that business on the closing date of experience 3 yrs., time-in-grade NMbroadcast by its Radio Nicaragua is interfering with its announcement. Application is a 11. Job related criteria: Note: driver's Venceremos, accused the internal affairs. signed copy of SF-171, Application license required, knowledge of Salvadoran authorities of trying "We are already in a very for Federal Employment;. SF-50, English and Spanish. 116-90 to frame the woman, Jennifer difficult economic and diplomatic Notification of Personnel Action; Community Relations Officer, NMJean Casolo, and distract the situation," Le Monde quoted an USARSO Form 106, if applicable 1101-13, Competitive Temporary attention of the U.S. public from unidentified spokesman for the and a current/last performance Promotion NTE: 120 days. Sensitive, atrocities carried out by Sandinistas as saying. appraisal. Qualification standards DCA, Community Operations government soldiers. "The El Salvador affair can may be reviewed at CPO. For further Division, FT. Clayton. Specialized "The action.appears to be an only serve to increase our information call 285-5201. 113-90 experience 1 yr. at NM-12, time-inattempt to continue the repression grade NM-12. Job related criteria: aanthmntra rus isolation even though we have had Quarters Property Clerk (TYPING) none. Note: area of consideration against humanitarian groups, nothing to do with recent events. NM-303-04,DEH Housing Division, limited to DCA. Ilustrator, NMagainst those sympathetic to El The offensive and weapons Albrook AFS. General Experience 1 102007 Sensitive, Community Salvador," the radio, monitored deliveries were organized by the YR., Specialized Experience N/A, Operations Agency, Directorate by the Cubannewsagency Prensa FMLN and by Cuba. time-in-grade N/A. job related Orains Latina, said. "We were against the offensive criteria: Note: qualified typist Training Support Center, FT. The FMLN has accused because we think that conditions required. 114-90 Protocol Clerk Clayton. Specialized experience 1 yr. government soldiers of killing six are not favorable for a general .equiv. to NM-OS, time-in-grade NMJesuit priests in San Salvador on insurrection in El Salvador," theNM-303-0, Sensitive, job related criteria: none. November 16 and of other finsurctioinEl Salvaor,"y the HQ USARSO, Protocol Office, FT However candidates must show at atrocitiescarriedoutsinceFMLN official said. "We are paying a Clayton, Specialized experience 1 yr. least one year of experience as guerrillas launched a nationwide solidarity with the FMLN." equiv. to NM-04, time-in-grade described under "duties". Note: VB guers nch. a t. solidrth with sth FM aNag N/A. Job related criteria: 1. No.103-90 Security Specialist, NMoffensive Nov. 11. The official said Managua Casolo, who has worked with hopes the decision taken Tuesday Knowledge ofprocedures required to 080-09, is amended to read: this U.S. political and Church officials will "reassure the Soviet Union, obtain proper accommodation for position is an excepted service, any visitng El Salvador, was detained which remains wary about us." VIP's and high ranking officials. 2. one can apply, those who meet the Sunday. I Skill in the use of electronic mail qualifications.

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Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 X5 mituary news Analysts criticize defense budget cut WASHINGTON (UPI) -meet Defense Secretary Dick from Robert McNamara to Harold Kaufmann said in his study. Defense analysts criticized reported Cheney's demand for budget cuts. Brown, said his plan would save $500 "A first step in this direction would U.S. military plans to cut 250,000 The Pentagon declined comment billion over 10 years without "getting be to halt the rush to produce a next troops and issued a study showing on the report, and Cheney and his rid of manpower or force structure" generation of weapons that is now in the Pentagon budget could be top aides were in Belgium attending a but by halting production of the acquisition pipeline -at a reduced by 50 percent in 10 years meeting of NATO defense ministers. expensive new weapons programs. cumulative cost of more than $117 without undermining readiness. The subject of the report came up Kaufmann's study, which has been billion," he said. "Doing it that quickly is going to during a news conference at the forwarded to budget director Kaufmann would scale back the cause chaos in the ranks," former prestigious Brookings Institution by Richard Darman, outlines ways to B-2 stealth bomber force to 13 Reagan administration defense Korb and Kaufmann, who is author reduce the U.S. defense budget from planes, cancel the new C-17 cargo official Lawrence Korb said Tuesday of the study "Glasnost, Perestroika $305 billion to $160 billion by 1999. plane, defer production of the Air of reported plans to reduce U.S. and U.S. Defense Spending" to be Although U.S. defense budgets Force's advanced tactical aircraft military personnel by 250,000 men published next month by Brookings. have been declining since 1985, "a and the Navy's advanced tactical and women by 1994. Kaufmann, an MIT professor who good deal more can be taken out of fighter, eliminate two of the 14 Longtime defense analyst William helped write military force posture defense without any damage to aircraft carrier battle groups, cancel Kaufmann said, "There is an attitude statements for defense secretaries current defense commitments," the SSN-21 attack submarine and in the Pentagon to keep programs drastically reduce production of new that are long-term and .if destroyers and amphibious ships. necessary, to sacrifice personnel and He would also cancel the rail force structure (to achieve) fast garrison system for the MX nuclear money." missile and defer production of the new Midgetman missile, relying "I think that's what's happened. more on the Trident ballistic missile We really have to be careful about s ies for a nuclear deterrent. cutting people and force structure," -Kaufmann would also cut onehe said. "It's not as easily brought active duty Army division in the back as you think." -United States, but keep present force The Washington Post reported levels in Europe until a conventional Tuesday the U.S. armed services forces agreement is signed with the have drawn up plans to reduce Soviets. America's 2.1 million troops by more NIGHT LAUNCH -The space shuttle Discovery, which returned to "We're overspending on strategic than 250,000 by 1994 by eliminating Edwards AFB, Monday, lights up the sky over downtown Orlando, Fla., nuclear forces," Kaufmann said at three Army divisions, five Air Force during its rare night launch Thanksgiving Eve. (AP Laserphoto) the news conference. "We're fighter wings and 62 Navy ships to d overspending on the Navy." U.S. Coast Guard waging drug war in Bolivia PORTSMOUTH, Va. (UPI) -A Baynes, who commands the unit, Army's Green Berets and the Navy's said Baynes, 25, who attended the specially trained Coast Guard unit, the only one of its kind in the Coast SEAL teams. Army Special Forces Jungle Warfare taking advantage of a rules of Guard, acknowledged that DIAT's The DIAT office in Portsmouth is Training School in Panama. engagement loophole, is quietly aggressive approach is moving its an element of "Operation Snowcap," Baynes told the newspaper the sending small teams deep into personnel into the front lines of the ajoint agency effort linking the Coast operation in Bolivia has been Bolivian jungles to find and destroy war on drugs. Guard, DEA and State Department successful enough that authorities cocaine laboratories. Since January, Baynes and other with South American governments plan to expand it to include Ecuador Wearing jungle fatigues and armed DIAT members have helped blow up such as Bolivia. The operation seeks in January. The country straddles with grenades and carbine models of 14 cocaine labs, seized more than to destroy drugs at their point of major shipment routes between the AR-15 assault rifle, the special 2,800 pounds of processed cocaine origin, Baynes said. Bolivia and Peru, where coca and its teams travel upriver aboard 22-foot and 4,000 gallons of chemicals. Operation Snowcap began as byproduct, cocaine, is grown and Boston Whalers mounted with M60 Baynes, who spent half of this year Operation Blast Furnace, a training produced. machine guns. They also land near in Bolivia, said four Colombians mission by Army Special Forces Baynes said New Orleans was labs in Vietnam-vintage UH-lH have been captured during raids. He from Panama and Fort Bragg, N.C. considered as a headquarters for the Huey helicopter gunships, Coast said the Coast Guard unit has not But rules of engagement restricted DIAT office, but Portsmouth was Guard officials told The Virginianhad any major confrontations, but actual participation by the Green chosen because the 5th Coast Guard Pilot of Norfolk. said that could change. Berets. District had space and is close to the The Coast Guard's first 90-day "They usually run when we get The Coast Guard, except during unit's command element in mission to Bolivia began in January there," Baynes told the newspaper. declared wars, falls under the Washington. It is also close to several when members of its recently formed "But as we start hitting them jurisdiction of the Transportation other military training facilities. Drug Interdiction Assist Team harder, they may start putting up Department and is not under as The DEA is the lead agency, and joined with Drug Enforcement some resistance:" stringent restrictions. operations are funded by the State Administration agents and members DIAT's members learn jungle and "The most important thing to Department's Office of International of the "Leopards," Bolivia's U.S.guerilla warfare techniques, foreign remember is that we would not be Narcotics Matters, Baynes said. The trained anti-narcotics militia, said Lt. languages and other skills utilized by doing what we're dong without an Coast Guard pays the salaries of its j.g. Steven Baynes. such special operations units as the invitation from the host country," own personnel. Russia unable to launch quick attack on West WASHINGTON (UPI) -A decade. One scenario had the Soviet for a Soviet attack .after only two for a Soviet attack, the study says, classified study done for Defense Union invading with little advance weeks of mobilization. "the intelligence community believes Secretary Richard Cheney concludes preparation. A second scenario was In the most likely circumstances we would have some 33 to 44 days of that the Soviet Union and its Warsaw warning time." Pact allies for several years have been U .S. Vietnam begin M IA talks In some cases, the report says, the incapable of launching a quick attack o f West might know of a major war as against the West, the Washington BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, much as six months in advance. repor e y. A U.S. team flew to Vietnam this said the three days of talks would questions old assumptions that th The study on "lessons learned" week for the first technical talks be the first since the negotiations West must be ready to respond to a from U.S.-Soviet military crises was on missing American soldiers Oct. 29-30 by special U.S. surprise Soviet attack within 101 4 prepared before the current prosince Vietnam last month agreed presidential envoy John W. days. That belief led to expensive democracy movement erupted in to expand cooperation on the Vessey and Vietnam's Foreign investments in airlift capability and Eastern Europe, the Post said. The issue. Minister Nguyen Co Thach. other forms of mobility and conclusions about Soviet military The team of military specialists Vessey said the Vietnamese deployments reaction time represents a consensus was led by Lt. Col. Joe Harvey, agreed to work on two new lists of The conclusions of the study of opinion by the Joint Chiefs of commander of the U.S. Joint top-priority "discrepancy cases" appear to have been accepted by Staff, Central Intelligence Agency Casualty Resolution Center. involving about 80 Americans. Cheney, who now talks freely of and Defense Intelligence Agency. The center is trying to Such cases include people who the troop reductions in Europe and The study made available to the determine the fate of the 2,323 United States believed were taken Pentagon budget cuts, the Post said. newspaper depicts as outdated two Americans listed as missing in prisoner but not freed after U.S. The defense of the 16-nation NATO scenarios for war in Europe that action from the Vietnam War. involvement in the war ended in alliance consumes about half of U.S. drove the West to keep its forces at a James Williams, spokesman for 1973. high level of readiness over the past military spending.

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Tropic Times 1U Dec. 1,1989 Sports Air Force satisfies appetite in Turkey Bowl 12-0 advantage. The point after Turkey Bowl football championship. ran a running play on first down and failed. But the disciplined Army team had on second and long, Hill made a Staunch defense by the Air Force other plans. spectacular catch through the middle by AiC Michael Louis Amato led to a late quarter interception by On their first possession of the first and sprinted to the Army 5-yard line. middle linebacker Winston "Hquarter, Army's runners slashed HOWARD AFB (24 COMPW Man" Husband at the 15 yard line of through a tired Air Force defense like "We've worked hard for this PA) -The Air Force football team Navy. After several miscues, kicker a chainsaw through a paper cup and and now we've got it. woke up Saturday with growling David "Ogar" Lowenthall chipped a knifed their way down to the Air Tim "Ziggy" Stephenson stomachs. To squelch their appetites, 30-yard field goal attempt wide, Force 8-yard line. But outside they started the day with a serving of giving Navy one last breath before linebacker Richard "Jack Flash" cold squid sandwiches and a bowl of halftime. But defensive lineman Tim Jack picked off an errant throw in the Both teams exchanged 10-yard grunt soup. "Ziggy" Stephenson sacked the Navy end zone to halt the Army drive. penalties and on third and goal, After their meal, the team quarterback which eventually led to After the change of possession, Overton plowed over the goal line on celebrated its 32-0 drowning of the another punt. Fields pummeled through the line a quarterback sneak. With the extra Navy and 10-3 stomping of the Army Air Force took the ball and after a three yards on first down and then point, Air Force pulled ahead, 10-3. to grab the 1989 Turkey Bowl flag short gain, Hill snared a beautiful pulled in a 40-yard toss from Overton Air Force halted the Army attack for football championship. pass from quarterback William to carry the ball into Army territory. the remainder of the fourth quarter Despite a torrential rain storm at "Gums" Overton and scampered 40 Although appearing weary, the Air and celebrated another Turkey Bowl Fort Clayton's Jarman Field, Air yards for the TD. Lowenthall nailed Force continued to play toe to toe football championship. Force fans gathered to watch their the extra point for a 19-0 halftime with the fresh feet of the Army until Hoisted upon the shoulders of his team take on the Navy in the first lead. the whistle blew, ending a scoreless teammates, Air Force Most Valuable round of the playoffs. The Army The Air Force went on to first quarter. Player, "Ziggy" Stephenson yelled, squad had drawn a bye into the dominate the Navy in the second half Early in the second quarter, Fields "It's a great victory for us, we've championship game after the Marine with touchdown runs of 15 and three continued his nifty running, worked hard for this and now we've team pulled out of the competition. yards to end the blitzkrieg and set up reminiscent of Tony Dorsett, and got it. Although I won the MVP, this The Air Force scored first after the championship game with a brought Air Force into field goal victory was a total team effort." After driving down the field early in the squeaky dry Army team. range. On fourth and long, he was lowered down into a huge first quarter and giving halfback "Our defense stopped everything Lowenthall split the uprights 15 mud puddle by his .exuberant Todd "Lightning" Hill the Navy had and our offense had too yards out to break the scoring teammates, he said, "The only thing I opportunity to scamper 25 yards into much power and we ran right over drought, 3-0. regret about this game is that the the end zone. The extra point sailed their defense," said Fields after the Bending but not breaking, the Air families won't be here in the future to wide as the Air Force took a 6-0 lead. first game. Overton also praised the Force defense led by Stephenson's watch it because of the drawdown. With mud splattering everywhere, help he received from his line. "Our inspired play, held Army's powerful I've been in three Turkey Bowls and the ball exchanged hands several offensive and defensive lines played ground game until seconds were left this will be my last one." The game times, causing many penalties, before outstanding. On offense, our line on the clock. But Army punched a also marked the last Turkey Bowl for time ran out in the first quarter. dominated Navy's and gave our 20-yard field goal through to knot quarterback Overton. "Being my Looking like ducks caught in an oil halfbacks enough room to find the the score, 3-3, at halftime. third and final year, I'm glad we won, slick, each team battled tight in the holes." The clouds were still crying in the thanks to the whole team, and I'm second quarter until halfback Greg After intermission, the Air Force beginning of the third quarter as proud of the terrific support we "G" Fields rambled five yards for the trotted onto the field in hopes of Fields took the opening kickoff 21 received from the entire Air Force touchdown, giving the Air Force a winning their third consecutive yards to the Air Force 38. Air Force community." AFC, NFC individual leaders after 12 weeks AFC NFC Quarterback5 FA CT: Buffalo Bills Quarterbacks Att Corn Yds TD urerak Kelly Buff. 270 162 2302 20 Thurman Thomas leads the Att Com Yds TD Esiason Cin. 300 172 2389 18AFC in rushing and Montana S.F. 310 222 2812 22 Moon HoU. 350 213 2801 17 touchdowns scored. Everett Rams 395 230 3276 20 Kosar Clev. 369 227 2566 14 Majkowski G.B. 444 272 3388 22 Brister Pitt. 261 147 1781 7 Rypien Wash. 357 202 2739 18 Hebert N.O. 327 206 2587 15 Rushers Rushers Att Yds Avg Att Yds Avg Thomas Buff. 238 1045 4.4 B.Sanders Det. 193 1016 5.3 Okoye K.C. 256 1043 4.1 Anderson Chi. 220 997 4.5 Brooks Cin. 175 1)18 5.8 Hilliard N.O. 250 992 4.0 Dickerson Ind. 227 933 4.1 Bell Rams 202 805 4.0 Humphrey Den. 210 803 3.8 Anderson Giant 243 778 3.2 Receivers Receivers NO Yds Avg N Reed Buff. 66 1005 15.2 NO d Av Red uf. 6 'k 1. Sharpe G.B. 69 1o83 15.7 Blades Sea. 61 838 13.7 re .69 1283 15.7 Slaughter Cley 52 968 18.6 Sanders Wash. 63 798 12.7 Johnson Den. 52 878 16.9 Sn tr Wh. 63 798 12.5 A.Mi11er S.D. 50 884 17.7 -J.Smith Fhoe. 62 778B 2. Ellard Rams 61 1176 19.3 Scoring Scoring Touchdowns Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Pts TD Rush Rea Pts Thomas Buff. 11 5 6 66 Rice S.F. 15 0 15 90 Dkoye K.C. 9 9 C) 54 Hilliard N.O. 14 11 3 84 Fernandez Raid 8 0 8 48 Anderson Chi. 12 lo 2 72 A.Miller S.D. 8 5 7 48 Sharpe G.B. 11 0 10 66 Metcalf Clev. 8 5 3 48 Bell Rams 10 1() 0 60 Kicking Kicking PA T FG Pta PAT FG Pts Treadwell Den. 32-32 21-25 95 FACT:Lastyear'sHeisman Cofer S.F. 39-4, 21-26 102 Zendejas HoU. 3 2-32 2 1 -T ro Lansford Rams 35-35 19-24 92 Norwood Buff. 39-39 16-22 97 winner, array Lohmiller Wash 29-29 20-27 89 Lowery K.C. 25-25 182 79 Sanders, leads the NFC in Allegre Giants 23-24 20-26 83 Biasucci Ind. 22-22 17-22 73 rushing. Andersen N.O. 32-33 15-20 77

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Tropic Times y Dec. 1, 1989 1 Chicago must 'bear down'to make playoffs MADISON, Wis. (UPI) -After The Bears will also practice four -to give them a shot at a excellent opportunity for us, and I losing four of their last six games the indoors Friday before going to division title or a playoff berth. think that will show on Sunday." Chicago Bears find themselves on the Minneapolis for the big game. "I think being here has been very For running back Neal Anderson verge of doing something they Despite last Sunday's 38-14 loss to helpful for us," said all-pro and cornerback Donnell Woolford, haven't since 1983 -failing to make the Washington Redkins, the Bears linebacker Mike Singletary. "Our both of whom suffered through subthe NFL playoffs. still feel they can win their last four focus is better, and it will have to be par outings against the Redskins, the The team's three-days of practice games -just as they did their first for a ame like this. This is an combination of being in Madison at the Dave McClain Indoor Practice M -I a"and out of Chicago could be the Facility on the University of i perfect cure. Wisconsin-Madison campus is d "This is a great facility, and it designed to get the Bears out of the makes our practices so much better," cold and into an environment similar said Anderson, who rushed for a to the Hubert H. Humphrey season-low 27 yards last week. Metrodome, where the Bears play the "We know what's at stake on Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Sunday and being here helps put that It is also hoped it will restore some in perspective." confidence to the Bears. They are 6-6 Woolford, who had a tough day in and in second place in the NFC the secondary as Washington passed Central Division behind the Vikings for 390 yards, said the trip to and Green Bay Packers, who are 7-5. Madison might pay real dividends on "We're getting to accomplish what the trip to Minnesota. we came here for, and that's to regain a little confidence and play like we're capable of playing," said placekicker Banquet to be held Kevin Butler, who will break the NFL record for consecutive field The Directorate of Community goals of 23 if he makes his next Activities Family Support attempt. Division will hold its annual "This right now is the playoffs for youth services football sports the playoffs. We have to approach it The Cnicago Bears have had their heads down all season much like wide banquet Monday beginning at 5 like that because one loss and we're receiver Wendell Davis does as he is thrown to the ground by Los Angeles p'm. at the Fort Clayton out," he said Thursday. Rams LeRoy Irvin in one of the Bears few wins this season. (AP Laserphoto) Noncommissioned Officers Club. -__-_Kentucky's Pitino gets first big test by The Associated Press forward, on the injured list. as W ildcats face K Hoosiers INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) -Rick since 1927, send four freshmen and BASEBALL FOOTBALL Pitino gets an introduction to the five sophomores against an Indiana Senior Professional Baseball National Football League basketball rivalry between Kentucky squad with eight freshmen Coach Association NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS and Indiana on Saturday, whep Bob Knight has been plesed with the ORLANDO JUICE -Fired -Re-signed Glenn Antrum, wide college teams from the Bluegrass and play of sophomore Eric Anderson Gates Brown, manager. Named receiver. Signed John Simpson, Hoosier states meet in the third underneath, guard Greg Graham and Dyar Miller manager. wide receiver, to the developmenannual Big Four Classic. 6-8 forward Lawrence Funderbruke. tal squad. Waived Mike Jones, More than 45,000 fans are "Graham has played not just BASKETBALL wide receiver. expected for the doubleheader at the extremely well for a freshman but National Basketball Association Hoosier Dome, which opens with extremely well," Knight said. "To HOUSTON ROCKETS -Canadian Football League No. 15 Louisville (2-1) playing Notre this point, he has been exceptional." Activated Tim McCormick, TORONTO ARGONAUTS -Dame (1-0) and concludes with No. Louisville has been led by 7-foot center, from the injured list. Named Mike McCarthy general 14 Indiana (2-0) against Kentucky, Felton Spencer with 16.6 points and Placed Adrian Caldwell, centermanager of football operations. which won its opener 76-73 over sophomore Everick Sullivan with Ohio in Pitino's debut as Wildcats' 13.3 points a game. The Cardinals -oach. were third in the Maui Classic, losing Pitino, whose main coaching 82-79 to eventual champion Missouri ,xperience has been in the northeast, after trailing by 23 points. por Ia Prensa Asociada lista de lesionados. eft the NBA's New York Knicks to "That game could have gone either take over the Kentucky program way. That's how explosive they are," BEISBOL FUTBOL after the Wildcats were severely Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps Asociaci6n Mayor Profesional de Liga Nacional de Futbol penalized by the NCAA. A ban on said. "They have more quickness Beisbol NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS televised Kentucky games prevents than they had last year. That's the ORLANDO JUICE -Despi-Glenn Antrum reanuda Pitino's first coaching matchup fear I have, as well as their balance den a Gates Brown. Nombran a contrato. John Simpson firma against the Hoosiers from being seen with their first eight or nine players." Dyan Miller como nuevo gerente. contrato y Mike Jones parte. by millions of other fans across the The Irish are the only team to win nation. both previous Big Four appearances. BALONCESTO Reggie Hanson, Kentucky's tallest Every player returns from last year's Asociaci6n Nacional de Lig Canadiense de Futbol player a 6-foot-7, scored 24 points to squad, but academic problems have Baloncesto TORONTO ARGONAUTS lead the Wildcats past the Bobcats, sidelined 6-9 LaPhonso Ellis until at HOUSTON ROCKETS --Nombran a Mike McCarthy while Derrick Miller, Kenutkcy's least next month. Notre Dame coach Regresa Tim McCormick. como el gerente general de only senior, added 18 points. Digger Phelps said the Classic gives Colocan a Adrian Caldwell en operaciones. The Wildcats, trying to bounce players a chance to experience the back from their first losing season feel of NCAA tournament games. Carson's new defense breaks up Browns'defensive duo BEREA, Ohio (UPI) -Cleveland's too good. The day is over when you don't know where they're coming NFL Schedule Pro Bowl cornerback tandem of can go out there and line up and from," Carson said. "You don't Hanford Dixon and Frank bump and run everybody and single intercept a lot of passes when you're Minnifield earned their reputation as cover them forever without putting playing (man-to-man). Nobody does. Sunday one of the league's top coverage duos an added measure (pressure) on the I don't care who you've got back Cincinnati at Cleveland through their tight man-to-man players." there." Green Bay at Tampa Bay coverage. In a man-to-man defense, the ..Houston at Pittsburgh But in Bud Carson's attack defensive back generally has his back When the Browns opened training Indianapolis at New England defense, Dixon and Minnifield are to the quarterback, and rarely is in camp in Jily, Carson moved Dixon L.A Rams at Dallas dropping into zone coverage more position to help out on a pass to safety and inserted Anthony Miami at Kansas City than ever before. Carson said the intended to a receiver other than the Blaylock at Dixon's corner spot. New Orleans at Detroit Browns are playing zone more than one he is covering. The result is a Blaylock, however, was not ready to Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants they ever did under Marty defense that looks aggressive, but in start, and Dixon was moved back to San Francisco at Atlanta Schottenheimer, and said the mix reality is incapable of coming up with corner. Washington at Phoenix between zone ardd man-to-man many interceptions. Carson intimated at the time that N.Y. Jets at San Diego coverages was about 50-50. "You're not going to intercept the Dixon had slipped, but has since Denver at L.A. Raiders "To sit there and bump and run football nearly as much as people recanted that statement and said the Chicago at Minnesota forever, I think that day is over," that mix coverages, mix zones, mix three-time Pro Bowler is playing as Monday Carson said. "The wide receivers are the mans. mix the doubles so they well as ever. Buffalo at Seattle

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BI65 male. 252-aid. ______4000. 287-6348____________ 2000. 221-8806. paid. $4080. 27-634. 1972 Feed Marqis, gd teed. $454-aba. 204-6794. 10 galla fithtak, 13 fish, etide filte fageae afeed, Sheep 20 ie I, /eemete, Cat-ee. $250 aa. 236-0691 tate Caalyticee-ttee fr 4 ay) Mattag tape, eta. $25. 2891988 Nissae Sueey, at, at, daty paid, alaem, radi., am1fe, $60/be. 287-5022. meesage will eat heat,. 236-069 1, 3522. low mileage, like ew. $6500. 261-9471. Complete Seey -empaet diet player Pee aeto m/cueer tass eqaal, pr 1980 Feed PNta, gd teed, at, 4 spd, am, Pm ass. $800 82 Mazd G", a am/m/s Kewd. $800/b. 287amsp. $625. 286-3173. 286-300. 4929. FreeeCaak-a-paend 2 adaeable kiaaensta gd heme. Free. Nieteeda game cys w/spee M.e.e Bee. IS00. Deable 1982 Hotda Ateted LX, 2 de, am Pmae, p, b. dele 1988 Nisn Su, 4 d, at, 5 spd, act'8m eadie, tam 287-6527. Dragee. $30. Bayo Billy. $30. 287-5022. ittetite, eat shapa. $3350. 252-2457. mileage. $4200. 284-3078. Family ,ith dog, gd /, thilde. 252-1194. Pacas c cite rd played, reeordeef/2spks, eed cew stylet. 1985 Jeep Cheektee, tiltee, 5 epd, fPlly leaded, eta teed. Chete1tet Citatie 1980,4 d, acyl, aeey gd. $1400, 252-5951. ReItweiee peppies, tp eg, he Ot I. 236-1802. $125. 252-5185. $10,500. 2066371 .t.eiegt. 1984 Nisa Maxma,4d,6tyl,5pd, laded,ac ,spe, ne g rBeta metie cera, cnecd, 4 balt, ahegee ad ase. $900. 83 Toyota Cel/a, dety paid, ac, at. $2500. 2844878 ac Dag teIe age, ,,, pt, type, abaa 36 hc high, $40. 286__________________________ a, tape deak, m-e, aei Ja 38. $5500. 284-3438. 4282. 2844973. .81 T.ctae. $8500. 76 Cheay Neta. $850. 282-3426. 1989 Hyadai St Stellar, dr, tilae, am/Pm/tat, at, tilted Prebeed GeemanSbepead peppesaavai10Dea,gdpriaee r 84 bleeda Atteed. Sedan, tilted glass, pwn latks/edt, at, wiedaw, e teed. $8500. 228-3871 2874510. gd hme. 287-5093. .A utom obiles radi/cs, at, spea, t daty paid. $4001.99. 287-3336. 1973 VW eqae bak, eede pait. $600. 252-6167. 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M. s.1d .s is. $4M, 284-3873 --83FdLsraa.3 Ford C lb Waigo, alt xr Mid,ta. a get. $3500, tea. 7874587. bath a 286-293 I907 t yatt C'11a, tell tas, at data pad $3995. 286exbra h lean. -. IBM .mpat parabicmpeter a' priter. $400. 284-3873. 434 1984 Cleaetta, ealy 42,t0t atlet, tey dapeedabie. peal pat 1906 Plymeuth Seadatte, lihetetat, red,4dr, 5 tpd tran. /49 Piakap Matdt 1.t, S a .ctmpe el I.ltl. 204284-5693. 9799. 1002 C'adi/laa Sadatt DI1lt, alapact, leaded. 1 ta-e tat. 1080 Feed Fitata, ted, gd taad, at. $1500. 252-1174. Epta lX-800 pitae, H M ,eat e Amataepat. $170, H d Ae ,10,000 t1rm. 282-5280. 94 t3ea f 5 a t' end air p-ataa,.e p a 8430 C e 195 70RI4, ittle wee. $45 ta. 252-2063. -d30 bt~tt -2by-293 to NitteenSaany,4ddr,5P d.ate tat adi at, dttypatd.rted i/etar teatk K eawtt trtatla MS 64-.$85. 2S-5900watt $0961.12"4-1534. 197 t'ieebtrd, Pt' p6-etere, tad/al ie, itapa traae er ,A 5H mA $N5 2" 138X 1971) Jep W e 4,4. n 1w .r.y duabutlt, aay nea paats. 01000. 200-3793. ppmd. $2700. 2864295. 194I Iey C tt .-12,000m11,,ettilt, i. 2 -fI t Is A lel tS seOctata, trigireatl diekas -'atumenatit/tn' '98 ___dg_______urb____rytast__mus__e___c__m _m cas_ prttblaat-.2001) tOe 204-773any ttpet, 35 patent 28e tat 274-3573. cl0t .34100. 264-44/1. 1977 1-erd Matetikp, ph, ,rutt gd. $718. 2b6-3147 A available Cate TO aett lacus lee, 35-7t. $20. 252-5951 1979 1tttdg i a, er. rea. gd shapa $900. 204-5791 1979 VW Bag, tat teatspttttatiot tu 0at. 81401. 207HOettkatpat.altant.wa'esltlthes, ret, beet ws 2years. AH kitds at Ataei tap. $2 212-6179 r t I-5. 283-5725 etpht-. 6522. 812 a d. 21-4b2 I C'mpa, dit play-e. Hitachi DA-1000, a-td, t-al 1980 Ni.st dte a a0,t di,,sal tiakep, like new, a-, tas,, C'stam Ste 1985 Chtatelet, 75.000 milas, tm let ta, th, E xliabiedat aid, M-F, teaxa hide, hted workee, ateil prtgrtmmablt. $199. 204-5920 SO0lt. 2h7-3340. tt $101080 abe. 2064298. etw, et. 22-2044 ath Ste Aseie. Pt -eraatee 1080SX, Tea sA-700 tieer trntaba 19,tP Set ,a rd,d, 17,000 tilN, d 1ty patd. 4 mtp. 1972 Cheap Maiba. 2 dr, -eda., gd -and, m t ll. tttst. bitiagual ,i i maid, re,. 284-5680. we beatifl ak stad. $400 24-3827. 89000 252-2128. $950 be. r73-1in bt ha day, tap a-beth aaiam, aed fie lie. Stetee, amplifeer speaket. $200. Stny a $150. 3 at. $2001984 ilvt Sebata GU, 5 tpd a, a teed. S5500. 284 3597 1973 Feed tury Ill, a Pf eas, d aty paid, 199 ittpa'ttt. 224-5173 S450. 223-1475/ 9855 $650. 284-3394. Mtid. Watt Bankh tle, spteith, tome Engish, e 22-4595.1982 Ba/aKk S0ha,-kagO atad,i Oatid tee teattet at/I tellhIkd Seat 'Iitiet 15 te, gteat piate, a stel et $150. 24-4880. paett. Bet eff-e 294-t422 ahter 5 pm. 74 agar NJ-6. at speat, dety paid. eat mch,,atil, ltdad, .,til 8 D-ct 24-6629. tw at/leatg,,aa kapt. $5900 eba. 200-0136. 1 I'll II bilih _______ w________ RCA C'laraeak 25 it aetsala a-, petaac/eel bate 8500 1970 C'evy Maltba, 4 dr, eat, pd, tk wr a tat, .E xtele lite itleepeal haatekaaper pd a hidU, hnet, gd 2873939 P6.Pt 8200 ett 204-3905. O 1985 TeYt-t Ce4la, 4 d,. dtp paid, ttd tass Pieer. 5t kt. 206-3570. aew tada/ tite,, tt aad, mtt sl i$ S4300 766-3489. hsetad airait taaamea, Peettatit medel WV-140, "Ktrtte-Ktip ptee riags. tell stt. lee hay 0.203 et 357 -. I tattkeapar, ltyal, hest, gd .h,1ide,. alee .pteat. aempeat, tea, It at $ tbt. 252-5752. engie. B-tt ffee. 202-2235. 78 Tytta Pi/kth p a,pe. $2200. 204-9402 219-179, Ctmmodoe 64asofte, 50 titlat. etipteal paaea d -Rea idewher aptt "HiSa"VaaSW aimt. Bttae. SW eereasi. Wheeanad trt. $20. VW badbakt, /aih-ual maid, hhneSaa-iatetaar at, ea ae,bbytit, t Stles, 92-SIS et. 2874739. 262-221. 520 Fibterltatt Ise and Oaggp. 375 2201 IS. tI0 immtdtatal.y pd a kid. 214-6670. AteI terea SU-V707 amtp, 90 watta, ST-OP tue,. St 19b92 Maede Gl spt. 2,dr hathbak, teat, tat I tas,, 79 Sd, 2 d, ale wleae. t6epte. a. seat tter P maidt I/teed ladyt thotctekh. ataea-t r .i Q1l etrtbi. deat de, RS-M222 ta datk. $350. 286-3840 tat (teat $2500 tOe 2874322. b/ive 53000. 286-482. ae tie. dapedabl. 200-3091

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Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 19 Available H seodMiscellaneous Miscellaneous iQueen biibl,. h ko t biddm sv .S800. W o abl. $15. I ix12 rug. $50. Royl Alpha 2001 typewriter. $200. 5 en nuit. orious 8 ol .ssi.l d, 7 leather bok Louio Lmor wste, 12 worker, goeao w kid I td p t -refs, M-. 204-4220 3 ties S i d P ftesbl,. $150. 282-3228. co, s31-32. $40 ea. Metal ta.bl $75. 252-6133. deoationre block, movies. old nes. 204-3773. Enoglih tpaking maid. 2 ar 3 dayt, ex r0. highly 3 s19.000, 18.000, 5,000. pld a1 lil. 252-2287. Baby play gym, Fisber Price. $10. Evenfloelct silir-s Table sa, floor model, Rockwell deluxe, 9 inch blde. orecommotndod, oal now. 200-040l. holds 9 bottles. $25. 252-6333. $150/obo. 286-4298. l -,h l -kine ..h. 117 S -o 297 Gold & silve jewelry. diaonds, is gold, silr coin, mis, Rowing machine, oota-gym.$75. Hydo slide. $75. 252-5354. honoot, pla,,tet, gdworker. 284-3434. must sell. 223-2116. Quen -awibed w bo h d.hlo deotol, Numro book of P nalh isty or i,[e d Eotglishspoaking, hoonest. relioblo dot maidl w. 0dded ils. 3 sheel 00. 031(100 fir .207738 t 5 pin .Gret boks of 11he Wester, Word", 54 book oollecton in biology. 252-6614. 231-0 114 ask 00r R-sa woodoe bookoaso. $150,obo. 252-5352. Moid, hord work, dopendable, reobl, oakswrie C a, x12, oglo lown, Il ullpotred high Io. w paddoo. Computer desk. $100. Epson RX80 FT rinter. like row. English pl-k3, l5l.n 10x13 oed blu pod. pilo. 0311. 287473 oftr 5 pm. Slidigtsowertdoo. $100. Lodios l2spd bike. $0. Weddiog $250. 252-5875. 1/ogith.202-035.dress. $100. 252-278!. Spooth tpok i i iwk 1x26w pad. 6x8 rugs,e4osts oosorooo.oll iIoexoocond. Baby,,disnboysloths. Babytoys,bbqgrill.Bttoffr. 0 ko~t id0, 10. ell0 0i 0 2s014372. 2-49 Foooiog 3 ft bigh, 130 ft lostg, gre0 ootod miro, posts, ga00. 286-3841. Experionod mooid. hooot, rothalo, ottglitt. da Lok 256 di dinr tb ola sloproo a, 2 26 io bikot $95. 252-2278. Regal meot solic.$50. Shnloes,otilisy,differsntiznsdishe, 1,453. 04-5093. 36 m rond kitchen table. $45. Loa ohoir. $5 ca King to stoneat. 2064002. I 1I fiotort., adjoostle, cold 4001001, 0000ri0 look. sbeets, bedspeoad. 252-2278. I -11 1 l $20. Doot minror. $10. Plastic 32 gal tosh con. Boats & Cam peers 2"" Situ, .Cbits tnre. $15. Snort Craftsm n lwnmowe. $325. $20. 2864282. Cappo, d Iap, or ropi-l al ial gd .o. .or. -Wiokertrnok. $45. Ceilingfawtn/lights.S75-$l35. 287-3584. 13 it Vtn hoat w ortu alhor, cosioos. 0450. 22-2549 ( tpical. 284-3597 Silner offe, ad ten -mg set for da, nood, in Pto M 141f Zodiac M KI]GT, 25 hp Johno,, otboarid w00edstaI tleeper told. 0un w mtcting teoliner lhait. ts new'. 0000. 236-091 leovn message will coal back. tA h-o all -0-00s. $2500. 260-14391 ypwriterw to, liko ,,,. 515 oho. 252-5177. XT 250 Yamobo, 3, doty paid. $700. 204-4573. Baby ,,rriog,, walker, oar seot, rocker, snod bo, bassinet, Excolibon 8 Jt oamper shtll, brad ne. $700/obo. 252-593 1It lit m0 ot for 8.501. Whirlpool dithwsoho. $50. drosing table. Best offer. 221-8806. Honda C9S0F, must ll fost bol ing in Doo. $1000 obo. Fast C ayo ad light toiler. 252-5l tt r00ot. a0ces. $600. 202-3039. C on tion r 2 bairs, miso boosehold, tos, 16t topn lIshermon, 05 Evitoodo S9lo. wo trailer, Sxoo, nd. \Vahingi mhin, 2 yrs old. 5300. Drycr. $75. 252-2975. repairbl Ioor no. 206-6398 after 6 par. 1984 Honda XL 350R, many aooess, duty paid, exc oond. -$1000. 286-4774, $3510. 252-2457. Sofa bed qtn. $380. Tins hod, wood, mott. $180a Rogs Ceiling fans, new, 52 in.S480. 42 in. S60. 9x12 r. $30. .to Ci .05po t .it o gd 2x00$0. 207-6007. Codar ohest. $50. Trk. $25. 286-4884. Coa Mo.ts 349, m1t ell. Bet offlo. 208-0652. 16 () rl;,ndo, IOpper 65 hp Jihlsl, alumum trade, god 11 SO2768 ond. 4700. 252-1268. GE t. $200. living rm ableo. S150. Stool. $10. Big metal door items, gas grill, patio table, ohai, oharoal grill. Mopod a gd oond. $175. 204-3731. bby.540,252-333.$5-O5O. 204-5900. Cotyuoo, ,ry stable, 00 lond. 0550. 287-3872. 600 0 252-0333. Suz.ki 125. 4 owholr., l o mileage .1986, gd cood. $800. I1 ft Glatoon. 115 Op Oo oe otgino and toailor. w I Iing r0m, 0 t. $1700. Dishwshot. king so bd, other mito Pot sole, furniture, poos, pant, living -n table, baby soing, 284-3699. items. 2"-3237. playlpen 291-3420. omotplelytoovrhalnd, rons greot. $3500 aba. 284-5920 -Yamaha FZ-600, I yer old. Oto paid, Is legal, oxo gond. 151 2 it 70 hp Cor ,,lle, walk thu, 00 od, 0 problems Ming00, .s. wa ttrbd. $7 10 Opd biko. $60. Montey New stainlesssteel light bar, holds op to five lights, fits good $2850. 223-6171. many'ext m st ooll. $2500 abo,. 286-617b. hoach cruisto. $45 obo. 282-3280. on roof of oar, truck, 4 whel drive. $70. 252-5722. 5 p, bdo suit, s-e,-onsole im lt radil. siogl, box Miso items f.,osl, beds,diningomset, oarpnt,lo. 282-5280. ___________________________________________ poitg &k mott. 252-2548. &us5h8 _d Man and womn bike. $280. 284-6035. Norg at'i "omp sjst ot o432 Morgan A Bilbion, h ld bikes. Singl wmaterbod. $150. Queen sr bros bed. $301. Goc. 31. 0160, irm. 280-3220 ask loo Carlos. Cosia oash register. $200. Glass showoas. $250. Wood desk. Saturday. Washr dryot. $380. Gormon shrnk. $450. China abi .$ 12 252-1197 100. Book display nacks. $75 en. 282-3522. 3222 Empiro Stooe. Balboa. Satooday 7-12. $50. Foamnu~h b. $170. 297-6947/4938 after5pmBank beds. $450. Utility trailer. $225. Underwtner movie Gloandfatlor look. $675. Bbq gas grill. $100. 287-3584. :Antique display obint, dining mm tabl,. 0 chairs, and ,ther oamero. $125. Chandelier. $145. 252-5023. 7304 $ Cardcs, molti family. Saturday. ______________ms__286-4__33__7274__ACrd____s____ itda.y7864033 Largmtal desk w wood top. ,x foronpotor.$75. 28412 0. ft deep freer, 3 yes old, P22R75 15 truck tire,. baby 224.A Caodoooo. 00 1-I 3N73. Woode doesk w ooair. wooden patio doors, sre tent stroller, bays olotfis, s.ooter. 285-4487. 326 Empire StroeI, Balboa, f.rnitore, .r.ains ololbos, (12x12), torietatt toning oobi,,oo. 252-5085. 5-61 Mothing ase, r &dryr, lrg op,,ity, 3 1 2 yrs old. .x. .Microwave oan, perfect fordoon, 8 mos old, avail about 30 252-6615 con~d. $551. 267-0743. Siglt boO. 07. Carpts 9x12, hlao. $80. 1215 0-n. $130. Do. $90. 204-4800. 6539 A Antn Streeo, Coorotol. Starday 7-1. tie. ___550__287______ Kit heo abinet do.o. $125. Portoblo to. $175. 282-3522. Wlhilpool 16 go it uptight fror. no w wdoar took. $595. Skateboard. $5. Corning csserale set, 1) p0. $50. 2 slier 76, 620-E St, Villa Lilla, disbwasher, t,. beoaman, dosk, 252-6246. Roking ra-ir, high book, mao in Panama (2),. $60 00. -1cster, $8. Electric skillet. $15. 207-4876. wight benbh, housold itmso. 223-8159. Saturday 221-0806. Bow to, boakso, dishwoaohr, wall -nit, offi, tabIand Girl 20 in bike. $20. 12 glasses. $6. Ioe chest for 4n4. $10. 6577 B Corozal, molti family. Soturdo. Wil--ovst. $150. Coffoo totblr. $40. Coilitg fana. 035 s a. Ladies 287-4876. stitue writg desk. $310. 287-3589. 770-C Barby 11, Balboa, household Ites IIoh, ar Fedders ao, 13,500 bto, 0x0 lind. $250 obo. 283-5843. Diseymwhrlprinsermw/oablr.$50. TimeSinlaircomptre, onk, nisI. Saturday 8-12. 2 -rpts, 9x12. $50 oo. Dr.ss.r. toys. lamp, twin bed, needs orpoir. $20. 2844795. s00,. 5550. Rcolinor. $225. Fterrooinmoen nentr. $250. lgadhd, irame, no. 284-4670I2x, -rpt. $140. 2 lamp. $25. Moto. 284-5981. Century 2000 .ammseat. $30. 287-3393. ___________________________________________ I2x IS rug, lt it, oolor 0v, twit to boO. 200-0342. Single girls bed, oorio cabinet oak, dining table w4 roller Black & Decker rooter, never .o. $48/oo. 261-6037. Want to bay follow blaok Cooker Spniel, must bo ako or' ohair,, mio ntom. 282696. King bed. $250. Chaise longer. $175. Microwave 1.1 of. $250. Griontal -ffn-, ed tables. $350. 287-3990. Tennis racket, Wilson string, 5/8 grip. $50. 287-6348. gop. 225-3697. Ago, 18k bit. $500. 7k boo. $200. Double door refrig. $600. Gibabylohes, oys, baby rst, meritysz 7th s Old Vi p 283-5221 Refrig, table w/ohairs, mall hanging shelves, wall to wall Grlby ophb G.3 4agp2 in rsrking nd, mill pay tropical house a peting. 286-4820. orib, tlroler 2B3-4628. nn n prio 2S6-3520. 4pcli0igr. stt. B350p Pioiintinm. 35. m o3,300s$20 8-. $400 -Sing, fair cond, w/chain & swivel seats, slide, tapes, hand RCAflyingsaucer typtoe to tea, obnrimolaroauto-rotahe 282.-39X6 Bea.tiful 8 pe liig on se,, mas, see. S2100. 286-4897. ae26 bar. 284-5585. antenna, 75-300 ohm, bay nr trade. 262-2235. Fr. noeds tome paint, oper.tos perfect, 500 Ibs cap. Best GE ofrig formeer. Negotiable. 286-4773. Weigbtset, babyswing,bigbobair,nwalker,rientalumbrella, Lion in. english speaking maid. Mon-Fri, boone mark. gore offer. 262-2235. Oak davenport, strong table w/4 chairs/leaf, reg da.onport clothes. 284-4677. for 2 children. 284-3322. Brown plaid oouch and double foot rot beId .$ Oba. w/chaie needs apholttery. 287-6631. lB spd BCA Mountain bike, cantilever brakes, bin-pace Individual who possses the "Jaws" home music for 284-5495. Frn sheets! With a queen sire waterbed v/mirror bookcase grnk, 26 in tires, 20 in frame. $325. 256-6356. roording. 284-5738. 4 'oodn Pa anooian country hairs and tbln for paio. bedbd and 8 draine pedal. $350. 284-3691. 2 galfclbs, ping eye, 1, 3,4, 5, wods, 21 through SW, 1 1 /2 Jeep Cherokee 88/89 at., prior agording to condition. 269well built to last. $65. 285-5431. King so hed complete, matt, bos spring, frame ,wonode yet old, xo cord. Best offer. 286-4084. 3100 Moe-Fri. Nee osod Kenmore dispose, 1/2 hp, 5 1 /2 in diameter beadbd. $200. 252-5722. 10 spd Huffy 26 in bike, needs little work. $60. 204-5693 Batman cards, trade, sell or buy. 286-4173. ohedder plate, sound intalatod. $95. 282-3184. Girls 7 p, bedrm set, perfect. $625. Large freezer, exc coed. evenirt.gs. Ninndo games, enor, gO ound, eaonable prior 224-0004 Wood/glass dining mm set, w/4 chairs. $150. Computer desk $225. Hoed ao evaporBor $205. 252-5177. Beactta10 spd bike. $100. Single bed w/dawrs and storage. ask for Youdy or leave message. w/chair. $125. King s waterbed. $250. 287-4928. Mahogany coffee table. $70. 252-6750. $100 na. 252-2216. 13 in ines on fs a Ford Pitt. 252-1150. 7 polining er sfchair, rocker, e tomae, coffee table, 2 Liningrm, bedrm ret, dining set, rugs, bikes, to, et, ps. Swing set w/slide, 2 swings, 2 seater swing. $50. 284-5410 Wnaerlookiogfarabootoavao c ortitoelor,,, end tables. $350. Marcing to stand. $75. 282-4928. 2864341. days and 284-5693 eights. Negotiable. 252-5408 after 8 p or. Gemas mall unit, ohimning clock, bar, book shelves, very Everything mustgol Waterbnd.$200. Carpets. 70. Tv.$150. Surfboard, wird surfer blanks, haard e, sailforidsurger. 0 bolt, I3 nons rim for 198 Plymouth Valiant. 204-4450. nice. 287-4684. Coffee, end tables, nxn cord. SlOB/aba. 284-6670. 250-0251. ToIvido__________________________rice282-495 Double door refrig, Amana microwave. freished Barbie Suicase, weight bech, Cay-o paddles, dishwasher. 252To rent oidno moo disc player at rsorube price. 202-3495. house, toddler desk. 286-4433 after 5 pm. Rattan papasar large sofa, single oand papasan chair, 2 5185 after 5 pm. To rent commuter van or similar for 21 dys. 226-3562. sioll chairs, told as set. 264-4022 after 6 pm. Sofa. $300. Reliner. $100. Atari. $50. 2 6x9 brown rags. $35 on. 204-580. Chest of drainers, micerowoave carm, easy chairs, oriental rags. dr-esser, most sell. 252-2678.6,~ IC Bro 1215 ng. $75. 2an 9x12. 50eca. 3ceilingfans.ele s the T R O P IC T IM E S Ad Form Gypiwiir $75. More. 283-674. Dicing table. 2 sies, 4 chairs, bookcase, glass/slide doors. $380. 282-3826. L.egsem., chair, 2 coffee table bos $700. 282-321 .Sectional sofa/slepo. $800. Reoier. $150. Foll so bed Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to U.S. military members, civilian Doing rm w, china cabinel, 6 chairs. $700. 281-3217. Scloa DOD/lep. $80 d~. $0 Ful th w/frame, headbd; 2 eight tabbes.$450. Qsozbd.fProm, like GOD employees and employees of otber U.S. government agencies. Ads will be accepted only for Custom made sofa. $250. 284-3873. tom. $250. 284-6835. NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immediate family member. Roll top desk. $400. Eletric stave. $100. Kimball piano. Antique wrdrobe, 2 des, w beveled mirrors, beantiful. 0375. Offerings ofreal state of personal ads mill not be accepted. The Tropic Times rsers the eight to edit any $1500. 260-0652. 2874621. advertisemen,. Questions regarding non-publication of submitted ads may be directed to the Editor at 285-6613. Tooth grandfather glock, teak & marble roll top disk, teak Blinds. $50-20-a. Now Tandv 100000 ompmoer. $300. Stair Submissions must be typed or legibly printed and limited to 15 words. Only two submissions per family ope ghest. s I I floor ugs. 284-3731gaPet. $40. Ac. $300. Dishwasher. 025. 286-3578. perweek will be accepted. Each submission must indicate onlyonecategory forpublication. A dsforservices Moving sale. furtoitore and mis,. 287-3835. Fal, bloc Coolooi. $500. Reobitorrchair, browt. $225. mill be accepted once per quarter as will ads for the Wanted category. Patio Sale ads must indicate date and BrownIh boige ota. $350. oownish beige loecoat. $250. Dishwasher. $75. 2064882. location. Submitted ads will be puslished only once and must be resubmitted for further publication. Ads Rectaogolir cofloo table. 57. 228-4056. Rol top desk, I pm 100 0wail penktrs. 2063527. eat run because of late receipt or lack of space need not be resubmitted; they will be run the following week unless a specific date is involved. 1inet11 oct. soid ok. $700. KItcheo tall 4 Alis. $275 Modern sfboa w mtoohoeg lamps, table,. 3 h:Ioir, le, ;t Gadline for the peceipt of ads in 9 am Monday for the following Friday's edition. If Monday is an -i hod, mnto. 050 o4. 286-332. 6omplto living tr. $1300. 2864002. offiil holiday, the deadline is 9 n.m. Tuesday. Ads may be mailed to the Tropic Times, APO 34002 or ototor ptto lrn. S200. PIonl stand. $15. Soof bd. 1o)bIt bd. $200. 6 ft glass dining Ibl. S275. Dishasher deposited in a drop box at the Albrook Poo Offoce. Advertisers should allow seven to 14 days for ity bhair. oIttoao. Slalo. 286-3632i hwbhrblok. 0125. Costo Roc n oto. 511. 282-3090. processing. CIopros. 90-S175.Soll tt not 011 blo.511.Gs bq.$45. Sofa w hgd. 51111. $ishwasoher. 55. Rrdliner hoir. 5225. 28,4295. 280-4882. ANIMALS bitinog rm0 tuite, yglbowa w cnrsoing greo, oomploto and (iink 000 ft toa. looect, hai,, of,,e oable. 2 lnd tobols. E AUDIO-VISUA L mtoinitg. 01300. 206402 $140. Dining ott tabl, w 6 h00 r. 5800. 286-41309. A UTOMOBILES 5go iothandoloer a x-a bulb, S100. M ul00 oyoed Aei1ing lon -4 VA ILABLE 0, igho,. .5252-5354 BOA TS & CA MPERS .3.5 ozo It GE1 refr10igooregor oeo-t lood shioor. 252-5917. Misting from qoes 2300 Balboa, black Ladradno Reoroloer' FOUND PRICE HOME PHONE Card -j rli .re firdn r,,Ii Ip desk,h-da hes. buft .aie, respond to Ringe. 2 r66r14. HOUSEHOLD Check only one category per adform. Only two ads perperson each week are Fntoturt, 2 hod to et s, hikoo, thle, thaios, omv poro ablI. -sla o E LOST allowed. Each ad form is limited to 15 words. Please type or print neatly. soooto 280-4?80. -Information lhsed below is not included in the ad, but is required for mort 28s ca 8 2 otn sp0 bikes, boys bike, little. 286-4633. MISCELLANEOUS publication. This information will not be released to thirdparties. Iloinig & Iliooog srt. bod s. comoput. .l. 284-5482. -bolomot .5o.SS ooo0 .851 00.Cid 3 torI boards, I boogie hoard w/ fill. $250 obo. 286-6176. 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20 Tropic Times Dec. 1, 1989 Ortega says no to Bush commission Freeway shook mp OAKLAND, Calif.,(Reuter) MANAGUA, Nicaragua, (Reuter) accepted as impartial observers of the elections, she said A remaining section of the double-Nicaragua said Thursday it would pOlls. "Nobody in the world will make decker highway that collapsed in not allow President Bush to send "The same unfortunately cannot the Nicaraguan people consider Bush northern California's Oct. 17 observers to monitor elections next be said of President Bush nor, or any commission of his as earthquake and killed 42 people February because his representatives therefore, of any commission a would not be impartial. appointed by him.," d'Escoto said. impartial," he said. "The very fact was shaken again Thursday, this woud nt b imartal.appmte byhim.,d'Ecot sad. that Mr. Bush is appointing this time in a deliberate test by Foreign Minister Miguel d'Escoto D'Escoto said Nicaragua would egin aers. said the U.S. Congress had approved continue offering complete commission is enough to totally Scientists placed hydraulic $9 million for opposition presidential cooperation to invited election discredit it in our eyes." jacks beneath the Nimitz Freeway candidate Violeta Chamorro's observers and hoped the United Nicaragua would therefore not and gave it enough of a shake to election campaign and had Thursday States would accept their findings. grant visas or observer credentials to simulate a 5.0 earthquake on the approved the continuation of aid to Chamorro meanwhile made public members of Bush's commission, he open-ended Richter sqale. anti-Sandinista Contra rebels. a letter sent to Soviet President said That was far less powerful than "Facing this situation, Nicaragua Mikhail Gorbachev this week in the 7.1 quake that rocked the cannot allow any U.S. presidential which she urged him to use his D'Escoto said Nicaragua had highway six weeks earlier, but commission to come to Nicaragua to political and moral authority "to taken a political decision that the engineers said the amount of play the farce of being innocent and assure the survival of the electoral election process in Nicaragua would shaking would be increased impartial electoral observers," he process." be the most rigorously observed of gradually over the coming weeks. said in a statement. She also asked him to support the any election held in a sovereign state. They said they hoped to learn Bush had said he would appoint a opposition's call for all countries to how the two-tiered roadway, built presidential commission to monitor stop sending weapons to Nicaragua. "We want the whole world to see h the two-tiered d uit the elections which Nicaragua agreed Chamorro said she believed the that without a shadow of a doubt, in the 1950s, acted during the to hold next February under a only solution to the crisis facing our electoral process has been surendhatscou elevated Central American peace plan. Nicaragua was democracy. This scrupulously fair and democratic," srghesimie leated The U.S. government, which has solution was possible if the he said. elevated highways in San backed Contra rebels in their eightgovernment complied with its The government had invited Francisco were still closed due to year-old war against the Sandinista promise to allow free and fair hundreds of observers from the quake damage. government, strongly favors elections, she said. United Nations, Organization of Workmen have nearly finished Chamorro, candidate of the National But Nicaraguan President Daniel American States, the Council of removing the rubble left after one Opposition Union (UNO). Ortega's decision to lift a cease-fire in Freely Elected Heads of Government and one-half mile of the top deck D'Escoto said it was clearly the Contra war this month had headed by former President Jimmy fell onto the lower roadway during incompatible to try to buy the seriously endangered the peace Carter and other groups, d'Escoto the 15-second quake. election of a candidate while being process and the possibility of free said. Bush issues executive order; by The Associated Press Pentagon fraud Bush off to summit WASHINGTON (AP) -A U WASHINGTON (AP) -former defense company official President fush headed Thursday pleaded guilty Thursday to WAS H ING TON (UPI) -They said, "We join all Americans for his first summit with Soviet conspiring to make illegal President Bush vetoed legislative in wishing you well at the summit President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, campaign contributions and to protection Thursday for visiting meeting this weekend." But, "We saying the two have a "powerful obstructing the FBI's investigation Chinese students, but issued an order pray that you do not forget the and historic opportunity" to work of Pentagon procurement fraud. to let them stay in the United States slaughter in Tiananmen Square. We for peace. Gorbachev, in a speech John B.G. Roberts III, a former and avoid possible persecution in urge you not to set back the struggle." in Rome, called for a 35-nation Unisys Corp. marketing manager, their homeland. Beijing had opposed the legislation me ne year to speed the admitted that he arranged to Bush said his executive order to allow Chinese students to remain meeting next year to speed the funne iega campaign would provide the same safeguards in America and indicated that it r contributions to a number of as the legislation, but avoids would further strain U.S.-Chinese Banker killed lawmakers who had influence over "congressional micromanagement of relations. BAD HOMBURG, West the defense budget on Capitol foreign policy" and a new law that Bush said in a statement Germany (AP) -A bomb Hill. would put "America in a accompanying his veto message: "I Thursday killed the powerful straitjacket." Micromanagement is a will always adhere to the principle chairman of West Germany's Washington synonym for meddling, that no one will be returned forcibly largest bank as he drove to work, TV rights fees rise Congressmen quickly complained to a country where he or she faces and officials said the leftist Red NEW YORK (AP) -Turner that Bush's remedy was inadequate persecution. America will always Army Faction terrorist group Broadcasting Systems and the since it could easily be revoked, and stand with freedom-loving men anc claimed responsibility. The Red NBA pushed the escalation in said they would seek to muster the women around the world." Army Faction has carried out television rights fees even higher necessary two-thirds votes to Last spring, during the crackdown numerous attacks against leading when they agreed on Thursday to override him. of pro-democracy demonstrators in West German figures in the 1970s renew their contract for $275 BothChina, Bush ordered that visiting and 1980s. million over four years. more than enough support since the Chinese students be permitted to and the Senate on a unanimous voice remain in the United States until this vote. June. Sen. Paul Simon, D-Ill., said, "An But with that deadline por ai Prensa Asociada grandes personal d a detim executive order can be revoked at any approaching, Congress moved to Bush hacia la cumbre Alemanis Occidental en Is ultima time, and these students know that. allow those students to remain WASHINGTON (AP) -El dicada. Our support for these students indefinitely by passing the Presidente Bush parti6 el jueves Fraude en el Pentagono should be unequivocal, not subject to Emergency Chinese Immigration pars su primers conferencia con el WASHINGTON (AP) -Un change at the stroke of a pen." Relief Act. president Sovi~tico Mikhail S. ex-oficial de Ia oficina de defense The president had been expected It would have waived a Gorbachev, expresando que se declar6 culpable del dilito de to veto the measure and his requirement that an estimated 40,000 ambos tienen Ia "gran e hist6rica conspirar con contribuciones administrative remedy came as a Chinese students in the United States oportunidad" para trabajar por ia ilegales en una campafla y por Ia surprise. It was announced just on visas return to their homeland paz. En un discurso en Roma, obstrucci6n de investigaciones del before he left the White House for his upon completion of their academic Gorbachev hizo on lamado a 35 FBI acera del fraude del Mediterranean summit with Soviet programs, which for most, would be naciones a reunirse con el procurador en el Pentsigono. John leader Mikhail Gorbachev. June 1990. pr6posito de dialogar sobre Ia B.G. Robert III, un ex-gerente de integraci6n de Europa. Ia Corporaci6n Unisys, admiti6 New 'clean air'standards proposed Muere banquero que l arregl6 Ia distribuci6n de las BAD HOMBURG, Alemania contribuciones ilegales con varios WASHINGTON, (Reuter) -The requirements would spur recycling, Occidental (AP) -El jueves una legisladores, los cuales tenian government Thursday proposed new rather than burning, of items such as bomb mat6 al poderoso influenciassobre el presupuesto de standards it said would reduce air paper and glass. Also banned would president de [a junta del banco defensa del Capitolio. pollution from municipal waste be burning of car batteries to cut lead mis grande de Alemania Aumnentan tarifas de tV incinerators 90 percent overall in five emissions and residues. years. In addition, the EPA proposed to Occidental, cuando 6ste se diriga NUEVA YORK (AP) -El The standards proposed by the tighten incinerator operating hacia su oficina. Oficiales dijeron sistema de radiodifusi6n Turner y Environmental Protection Agency standards to ensure optimum que los izquierdistas del grupo Ia NBA presionaron para el include a requirement to separate at combustion and thus less pollution. terrorist del Ejircito Facci6n aumento de pago de los derechos least 25 percent of the reusable The standards, now subject to a Roja aclamaron responsabilidad para television sobre mis de lo components of municipal trash. The period of public comment, represent por este acto. El Ejircito de acordado, al reanudar su nuevo goal is to cut both the quantity and a strengthening of the current Facci6n Roja ha lievado a cabo contrato de $275 millones por un toxicity of garbage to be burned. standard set in 1971 and amended in numerosos ataques contra periodo de cuatro aftos. The so-called materials separation 1986, the EPA said in a statement.