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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


the Tropic Times


Vol. II, No. 44 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 5, 1989


by United Press International

Condemns action
MOSCOW - Soviet leader
Mikhail Gorbachev and the
leaders of Bulgaria, East
Germany, Hungary and Poland
Monday condemned the 1968
Soviet-led invasion of Czechos-
lovakia at a Warsaw Pact briefing
on the superpower summit.

General strike threat
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -
Reform leaders addressing a rally
of hundreds of thousands of
protesters in Weceslas Square
Monday threatened to call
another general strike if the
Communist Party does not
relinquish control of the
government.

HUD investigation
WASHINGTON - The
Justice Department said Monday
it will conduct an investigation
into possible criminal activities by
former Housing Secretary Samuel
Pierce, which could lead to the
appointment of a special
prosecutor.

Thrift chief resigns
WASHINGTON - M. Danny
Wall, the nation's top thrift
regulator, resigned Monday "to
remove the distractions" his
agency has faced after weeks of
public criticism over his handling
of a failed California savings and
loan.
Battle continues
MANILA, Philippines -
Rebellious soldiers battled to hold
the capital's financial district
today, wreaking "millions" of
dollars in economic damage and
challenging army claims the worst
uprising against President
Corazon Aquino had been
crushed.

Bombing suspect
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A
district court announced Monday
that a Palestinian charged in a
series of bombings in Scandanavia
and the Netherlands also is a
suspect in the 1988 Pan Am jet
bombing over Lockerbie,
Scotland.
See Spanish translation on p.8

Ti es publishes,

available early
QUARRYHEIGHTS(USSOUTH-
COM PAO) - The Tropic Times
is now available for pickup by
component services by 6:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday. We hope it is to
your shortly thereafter.
If your Tropic Times is not
getting to you by mid-morning,
contact your chain of command.

Inside:
Guerrilla war rages ... p3
Entertainment guide .. p.5
Duran set for bout. ..p.6
I - -


Navy ships foil bid to block launch


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI)
- Navy ships rammed and holed a
Greenpeace vessel Monday while
commandos punctured an inflatable
raft and slashed its gas line, activists
said, crushing a bid to block the
successful launch of a Trident 2
submarine missile.
"We did a perfect launch, just
beautiful," Vice Adm. Roger Bacon,
commander of the Atlantic
submarine fleet, told pool reporters
aboard the USS Nashville, an
amphibious landing ship. "We used
the minimum force necessary to clear
the area."
Shannon Fagen, a spokeswoman
for Greenpeace, disagreed,
describing the incident as
"outrageous."
"The Navy has violated
international law," Fagen said. "It
has no legal right to cordon off a test
zone in international waters for a
missile test, and it certainly has no
right to ram our boats and endanger
the lives of our crew."
But Cmdr. Deborah Burnett, a
Navy spokeswoman, said the action
was taken to protect the safety of the
civilians, and Bacon said the activists
ignored "at least 50 and maybe more"
warnings to leave the area.
In any case, with the Greenpeace
vessel out of the danger zone, the
crew of the submerged nuclear
submarine USS Tennessee
successfully launched an unarmed
$23.7 million Trident 2 missile at
10:40 a.m. EST. The damaged
Greenpeace ship later headed for
port under its own power.
The 126,000-pound missile, built
by Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.
of Sunnyvale, Calif., is scheduled for
deployment aboard Ohio-class
nuclear submarines in March to
replace less-powerful Trident 1


missiles.
Sixteen of 19 Trident 2 test firings
from a ground pad at the Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station were
successful, but two of the previous
three test launches from the
Tennessee ended in spectacular
failures and the Navy has been under
pressure to fix the problems and
complete the test program.
The launch Monday more than 40
miles east of Cape Canaveral came 31
minutes late because of the
confrontation with Greenpeace.
Greenpeace officials vowed last
week to block the launch in a protest
against the Trident 2. A similar effort
was successful in July when
Greenpeace activists aboard small
Zodiac inflatable rafts surprised the
crew of the Tennessee and refused to
leave the launch danger zone.
"We were more prepared today,"


Bacon said after the motor vessel
Greenpeace had been "shouldered"
out of the launch danger zone by
Navy ships.
"After the shouldering operation,
Greenpeace launched two Zodiacs,"
Burnette said. "Those Zodiacs
entered the launch safety zone. The
Navy used what we call RIBs, ridged
inflatable boats, to tow the two
Zodiacs out of the launch safety zone
and back to MV Greenpeace."
But Fagen said teams of Navy
SEAL commandos "boarded our
two Zodiacs, slashed the fuel lines,
punctured the pontoons and towed
them back to the MV Greenpeace.
We're definitely pursuing this whole
thing and considering charges
against the Navy."
One Zodiac, however, apparently
had suffered engine problems and


STONE VISIT - Secretary of the Army, Michael P. W. Stone, talks with
7th Infantry Division soldiers during a visit to the Atlantic side Friday.
Stone, who was sworn into his current post in August, visited here as part of
a regional orientation tour. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence)


SOUTHCOM working 1990 vehicle issues


QUARRY HEIGHTS (USSOUTH-
COM PAO) - The U.S. Southern
Command, on behalf of all U.S.
government agencies here, is
addressing through the Joint
Committee vehicle inspection and
registration procedures. Increasingly
cumbersome and disruptive vehicle
inspection and registration
procedures have been imposed by the
PDF's Transit Directorate (DNTT)
within the past two years.
In September of this year, DNTT
announced its procedures for the
1990 vehicle inspection and
registration period. Those
procedures, which began Oct.1,
require for the first time U.S.
government personnel to have their
vehicles inspected at one of the
DNTT-designated stations in
Panama City and Colon. This year's
four-step process again includes the
improper requirement of U.S.
government personnel having to
obtain a national "paz y salvo"
(national tax clearance certificate)
before obtaining vehicle license
plates.
Results of Southern Command's
efforts will be published.
The Spanish translation of the
preceding story follows:
QUARRY HEIGHTS(USSOUTH-


COM PAO) - El Comando Sur de
los Estados Unidos, actuando en
nombre de todas las agencies
estadounidenses en Panama, estA
procurando tratar a trav6s del
Comit6 Conjunto problems
relacionados con los procedimientos
de inspecci6n y matricula vehicular.
Procedimientos cada vez mAs
engorrosos y desordenados para la
inspecci6n y matricula a motor han
sido impuestos por la Direcci6n
Nacional de TrAnsito Terrestre
(DNTT) durante los ultimos dos
afos.
En Septiembre ultimo, la DNTT
anunci6 sus procedimientos para el


period de inspecci6n y matricula
de vehiculos para 1990. Esos
procedimientos, que se iniciaron el
10 de octubre, require por vez
primera que personal del Gobierno
de los Estados Unidos inspeccione
sus vehiculos particulares en una de
las estaciones designadas para este
fin por la DNTT en las ciudades de
PanamA y Col6n. El process de
cuatro pasos de 6ste afio tambi6n
incluye un requerimiento indebido
exigiendo la obtenci6n de un Paz y
Salvo Nacional previa la obtenci6n
de la placa o matricula.
Se darAn a conocer los resultados
de los esfuerzos del Comando Sur.


USARSO explains travel procedures


for people using
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - U.S. Southern Command
personnel traveling out of Panama
Dec. 16 through Jan. 7 will be
allowed to use Torrijos Airport
under controlled conditions.

Travelers must have confirmed
flight reservations to qualify for
exception and should use U.S.
carriers whenever possible. This
information must be reported to their
unit representative before Friday.


Torrijos Airport
Respective services will provide
transportation to consolidated
locations on Fort Clayton and Fort
Davis. From there, travelers will be
shuttled to and from the airport. This
is the only authorized travel to
Torrijos.
Furthermore, personnel should
make shuttle reservations through
their service before Sunday.
Additional details will appear in
the Tropic Times and be announced
on SCN Radio and Television.







2 Tropic Times
Dec. 5, 1989


U.S. news



Police reconstruct drunk driving accident


CARROLLTON, Ky. (UPI) -
Two state police experts Monday
reconstructed the nation's worst
drunken driver accident in the trial of
a man accused of killing 27 people
with his pickup.
Detective Tony Moffett and
Trooper Henry "Sonny" Cease used
numerous photographs and charts to
describe the scene of the May 14,
1988, accident. They also
reconstructed the activities of
defendant Larry Mahoney before it
occurred.
Assistant Attorney General Paul
Richwalsky has argued that
Mahoney, 36, of Worthville, was
drunk when the pickup truck he was
driving on Interstate 71 near


Carrollton collided with a church bus
carrying 67 people.
Moffett described the places
Mahoney was known to have been
the day prior to the accident. He said
he was able to retrace the defendant's
activities throughout the day until 65
minutes before the wreck, which
occurred at 10:55 p.m.
Cease, an accident reconstruction
specialist, used a large seating chart
of the bus to show the location of the
bodies. He said it took up to nine
hours to remove the bodies from the
wrecked bus, which left skidmarks of
119 1/2 feet.
Defense lawyer William Summers
has maintained the 1977 bus,
purchased two years earlier by the


Radcliff First Assembly of God
church, was defective and its
manufacturers are at least partly to
blame for the deaths.
The passengers on the bus, most of
whom were youngsters, were
returning home to Radcliff from a
day at Kings Island amusement park,
north of Cincinnati.
The impact of the collision
ruptured the bus's gas tank, blocking
its front exit and spewing gasoline
throughout the bus. Fire and smoke
spread rapidly as 40 passengers
escaped through the rear exit and
windows. But 24 riders, aged 10 to
19, and three adults were trapped
inside and killed.
All of the victims withstood the


initial impact of the collision, said the
medical examiner. He said the deaths
were caused by smoke inhalation.
"If this jury thinks the bus killed
the kids or the First Assembly of God
killed the kids or stuffed animals
from Kings Island killed the kids,
then they will let Larry go," said
Richwalsky, an assistant attorney
general.
"But if they believe he killed the
kids, then hell go to prison," the
prosecutor said. "It's as simple as
that." Mahoney, who faces life
imprisonment, is charged with 27
counties of murder, 12 counts of
assault, 42 of wanton endangerment
and one count of driving under the
influence of alcohol.


Mother, childprogress after liver transplant


CHICAGO (UPI) - A 21-month-
old Texas girl and her mother were
making steady progress Monday in
recovering a week after the child
received part of the woman's liver in
the nation's first live-donor liver
transplant.
But the same procedure for a
Tennessee child was delayed
indefinitely, officials said.
Alyssa Smith of Schertz, Texas,
received part of her mother's liver in a
13 1/2-hour operation Nov. 27,
marking the first time the procedure


had been performed in the United
States.
The baby was moved from the
intensive care unit to a regular
patient room at University of
Chicago Hospitals late Monday
afternoon, a spokeswoman said.
"Alyssa still is in serious but stable
condition," said University of
Chicago Hospital spokeswoman
Mary Fetsch. "She is awake, talking
and continuing to make steady
progress in her recovery."
Fetsch said the child had


undergone a routine liver biopsy to
check for any signs of rejection of the
new liver.
The child's mother, Terri Smith,
29, remained in good condition and
was expected to leave the hospital on
Wednesday.
Fetsch said the scheduled surgery
Wednesday for 15-month-old Sarina
Jones of Millington, Tenn., had been
postponed indefinitely.
"The surgery is off-- indefinitely,"
Fetsch said. "No new timetable will
be set until the child has gotten


stronger and recovered from an
infection."
Alyssa and Sarina suffer from
bilary artesia, a blockage of the bile
ducts that can be fatal.
Sarina arrived in Chicago on
Friday from Le Bonheur Children's
Hospital in Memphis. A Le Bonheur
spokesman said the girl's fever was
down before she was transferred, but
Fetsch said the fever was too high
and the child too weak for the
operation to be performed as
scheduled.


Transportation secretary follows 'no new tax' pledge


WASHINGTON (UPI) -The
gridlock produced by too many cars
on a decaying highway system can be
resolved partially by nearly doubling
the federal gasoline tax, the
American Public Transit Association
said.


Despite the association's optimism
that Transportation Secretary
Samuel Skinner would recognize the
need for such a tax hike, Skinner said
through a spokesman he agrees with
President Bush's "no new taxes"
pledge.


Chief expects high drug use results


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
Transportation Secretary Samuel
Skinner said Monday he expects
to find an "alarming amount" of
drug use among transportation
workers when drug tests begin
later this month.
"I think well see an alarming
amount of drug usage in safety
related jobs," Skinner said during
a briefing with reporters.
Drug testing is scheduled to
begin Dec. 18 for roughly 4
million truck drivers and railroad,
merchant marine, aviation, mass
transit and pipeline employees in
safety-related jobs.
Skinner said he would not be
surprised if as many as 10 percent
of the nation's transportation
workers test positive for drugs.
Drug usage is expected to vary
according to locality and type of
transportation.
"I don't know with any degree
of certainty what these tests will
show," Skinner said. "I've been


told by people who operate rail
services that they expect a
substantial amount of usage."
The transportation chief said he
hopes the tests will have the same
results as those conducted
randomly by the military. Drugs
were used by between 8 percent
and 10 percent of military
personnel when the tests began
before dwindling to about 2
percent now.
Skinner added that he does not
believe the tests will adversely
affect the nation's transportation
system.
"Obviously," he said, "if the
percentage is 40 percent it would
be devastating, but if it is 5 percent
they can work their way through
that."
Last year, the department
issued six different drug rules, one
for each mode of transportation.
The rules require companies to
give drug test.


Traffic congestion is producing
gridlock, environmental and
infrastructure crises and general
public outrage in all areas of the
nation, not just in urban sectors, said
Robert Kiley, chairman of New
York's Metropolitan Transportation
Authority and head of the
association's "Transit 2000" task
force. "The United States is in the
midst of a mobility crisis," he said.
The task force's report said the
federal government's transit
investment should be increased from
$3 billion annually to $11 billion
annually, requiring, in part, an
increase in the 9-cent-per-gallon
federal gas tax to at least 16 cents.
The task force said a 7-cent-per-
gallon tax hike would generate
between $7 billion and $8.5 billion
annually. Half, the group proposes,
should be .used to revive existing
facilities and the other half to deal
with the growing travel demand.
"The current effort by Skinner to
develop the first comprehensive
national transportation policy is long
overdue, courageous and one we
hope will be successful," Kiley said.
"One that does not call for
substantial increases ... is really not a
policy at all."
Kiley contended that Skinner, in
his previous role as chairman of the
Illinois Regional
Transportation Authority, seemed
amenable to raising the gasoline tax,
at least on a state level.


"I don't think that because he has
changed his address, he has changed
his views," Kiley said.
But according to Transportation
Department spokesman Robert
Marx, the group does not have
Skinner in their corner.
"Secretary Skinner feels the same
way as the president. No new taxes,"
Marx said. "He has encouraged
states to increase their gas taxes and
encouraged them to use other
methods and devices to increase their
transportation funding, such as toll
roads and lotteries."
S. Thomas Gagliano, executive
director of the New Jersey Transit
Corp. and a member of the Transit
2000 task force, said his densely
populated state has made strides in
improving its highway congestion
problem.
Kiley said there has been "loose
talk" about increasing the federal gas
tax to help reduce the federal deficit,
but Kiley said it would be a mistake
to divert a user fee "to solve the
original sin."
The task force's other recom-
mendations include a national
transportation policy calling for
increased use of mass transit and
other forms of shared-ride services,
an increased share of federal
transportation funds delivered
directly to metropolitan areas and
combining transit and highway funds
to facilitate local transportation
decisions.


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


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Assistant NCOIC ................. SFC Richard A. Czizik
Editorial Staff ...................... Sgt. Monique Chere
Spec. Anthony Craft
Spec. John Hall
PFC Megra Johnson
Composing Room .................... . Rosemary Chong
Carolyn Coffey
Mary Munoz
im es Tina McBride
Josefina Diez J.


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







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hemisphere



Nicaragua-Contra war boils up again


MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuter)
- A deadline set by Central
American presidents for disbanding
Nicaraguan Contra rebels expires
next week with the rebel army still
intact and the guerrilla war raging
more fiercely than it has for months.
Five Central American presidents,
in a surprise show of unity, agreed
last August on a plan to disband
some 15,000 rebels by Dec. 5.
But the rebels have confounded
predictions of their demise by
refusing to lay down their arms and
infiltrating thousands more fighters
into Nicaragua from bases in
Honduras.
Diplomats now say the Contras
are likely to be around at least until
next February's Nicaraguan
elections and perhaps beyond.
"The December 5 date always
seemed difficult to meet and now it
looks quite unrealistic," one western
diplomat said.
He said he would not bet on the
Contras being disbanded before the
Feb. 25 elections.
"We may be a good way down the
road but it's hard to feel confident
that it could be completed by then,"
he said.
After months of relative calm, the
Contra war has boiled up again since
President Daniel Ortega lifted a

Ban on RP-


cease-fire Nov. 1 and ordered a new Angry at the slow progress, more leverage while Washington
offensive against the rebels who had Nicaragua is seeking ways to put remains opposed to the disbanding
increased their attacks. more pressure on its neighbors and of the contras.
At least 100 people were killed in the United States to disband the The Honduran government has
November, far higher than in recent rebels. repeatedly said it will not disband
months, according to official figures. But diplomats say the Sandinista Contra fighters against their will.
Nicaraguan officials now privately government appears to have few The Nicaraguan government has
accept that the Dec. 5 deadline will available options to step up the made clear it will keep up military
not be met and in talks with the pressure and a new wave of conflict pressure on the Contras, short ol
Contras in November proposed Dec. in Central America makes new weapons and ammunition since the
31 as a new target date. agreements among the five regional United States cut military aid.
They say the main reason for the leaders look remote. Despite the failure to meet the
delay is opposition from the United Following the failure of peace Dec. 5 deadline, diplomats say some
States, which wants to keep the talks with the Contras in November, important steps have been taken
rebels intact at least until next the Nicaraguan government pinned towards the eventual disbanding ol
February to pressure the leftist its hopes for disbanding the rebels on the Contras.
Sandinista government to hold fair a new Central American presidential The Organization of American
elections. summit. .States and United Nations have
The U.S. Congress cut military aid But a major offensive by leftist formed a commission to oversee the
to the Contras last year but has guerrillas in El Salvador has thrust process and the first of 625 U.N.
approved some $60 million in the Contra problem into the observers, called for under the plan,
humanitarian aid until next background. were due in Central America last
February. Any hopes of a new agreement weekend.
Nicaraguan Deputy Foreign receded further when El Salvador's But formidable obstacles, such as
Minister Victor Hugo Tinoco said President Alfredo Cristiani persuading the rebels to return tc
Washington held the keys to suspended relations with Nicaragua Nicaragua or arranging for othei
disbanding the contras in its last week, accusing it of supplying countries to accept them, remain.
logistical support and financing, sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Another western diplomat said the
"As long as the U.S. government the guerrillas. Sandinista government would
doesn't use any of these instruments, probably not succeed in getting the
the Contra leadership is not going to Cristiani said he would not attend contras disbanded by the Feb. 25
want to negotiate," he told reporters. a Central American summit n elections.
The Sandinista government wants Nicaragua in December, as planned. "But they will do their utmost to
a rapid end to the debilitating eight- Even if the presidents do meet, have at least the principle of Contra
year war, which has killed 40,000 diplomats say it is difficult to see demobilization accepted by then,"he
people and devastated the economy. what Nicaragua can do to achieve said.

flag ships 'absurd,'Rodriguez claims


PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI) move "is absurd" and "totally course, it affects the Panamanian
- President Francisco A. Rodriguez contrary ... to the North American people, it affects private business,
denounced the Bush administration government's own capitalist and both national and international,"the
last week for implementing an commercial policy which advocates president said.
"unimaginative, absurd policy" that ... competence, efficiency without "Any way you look at it, (the
bans Panamanian-flagged vessels any type of discrimination." "Any way you look at it, (the
from entering U.S. ports. "This is a highly political move)isabsurd,"saidRodrguez. It
Rodriguez, in an interview with discrimination that affects the whole is part of the unimaginative, absurd
United Press International, said the world, it affects our government, of policy that the North American

Nicaraguan government denies visas to U.S


TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
(UPI) - A U.S. lawmaker accused
President Daniel Ortega of "trying to
get away from having a free election"
last weekend after the Nicaraguan
government denied visas to an
American delegation trying to enter
the country to observe political
campaigning.
"I think this is a total setback in the
democratic process," said Rep. G.V.
Montgomery, D-Miss., the leader of
the delegation. "It looks to me like
they are trying to get away from
having a free election."
Nicaragua denied visas Thursday

o^'


to Montgomery and three other
congressmen who had planned to
visit the country as representatives of
an electoral observer commission
named by President Bush. The
commission includes 20 members of
the House of Representatives and the
Senate, Montgomery said.
Nicaraguan Foreign Minister
Miguel D'Escoto said the
government denied visas to the
congressional delegation because
Congress continues to provide aid to
the Contra rebels and to opposition
presidential candidate Violeta
Chamorro, who faces Ortega in the


AID FOR CHAMORRO - U.S. aid to Nicaragua opposition candidate
Violeta Chamorro, shown here with President Bush at the White House, was
one reason cited by Foreign Minister Miguel D'Escoto for denying visas to a
U.S. congressional delegation. (AP Laserphoto)


government exercises over Panama."
Rodriguez said the move has
angered shipowners, especially those
in Asia, as many ships from Japan
and Hong Kong are registered in
Panama. U.S. shipowners are also
against the ban, Rodriguez
maintained.

. delegation


Feb. 25 elections. sovereignty, our dignity and our
Congress has approved $9 million rights under international law. But at
to fund Chamorro and the least we can prevent them from doing
to fund Chamorro and theguests."
Nicaraguan electoral process. so as our invited guests."
D'Escoto said the group could visit
"No one in the world could Nicaragua if they disassociated
reasonably contend that President themselves from the presidential
Bush or his hand-picked commission commission, Montgomery told a
are impartial when it comes to news conference in the Honduran
Nicaragua," D'Escoto said in a letter capital.
to Montgomery's delegation. "We "We have turned down this
might not be able to stop the U.S. request," Montgomery said. "We
government from violating our represent the president."

Ban upsets world's tanker owners


OSLO, Norway (Reuter) - An
international association of tanker
owners criticized the United States
last week for banning Panamanian-
registered ships from U.S. ports as
part of its bid to oust Panama's
strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio
Noriega.
"Shipping should not be a pawn in
international politics," said Kristian
Fuglesang, spokesman for the
International Association of
Independent Tanker Owners
(Intertanko).
"Intertanko regrets the American
decision," he added.
The group, which claims to
represent more than half the world's
tanker fleet, had previously
contacted U.S. authorities to seek
assurances that shipping would not
be affected by Washington's
campaign to oust Noriega,
Fuglesang said.


"This measure will deny Noriega
and his puppet regime tens of
millions of dollars of revenue,"
White House spokesman Marlin
Fitzwater said Thursday.
"Noriega's cronies will also be
deprived of millions of dollars of
illegal income in the form of bribes
and kickbacks," Fitzwater added.
In addition, trade specialists said
the ban could increase U.S. shipping
costs as firms scramble to change
their vessel registrations.
"It's likely to have quite a large
effect on Panama. People are going
to begin to immediately shift their
registration," said Mark Aspinwall,
government affairs representative for
the United Shipowners of America.
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Your Individual Horoscope


ARIES
(Mar.,21 to Apr. 19) f,
It's not the time to quibble over
small points. Accent charm and
friendliness now with those on top.
Today's financial developments
should be positive.
TAURUS
(Apr. 20 to May 20)
Partners work well together as a
team. An invitation to visit friends at
a distance comes now. Social life is a
plus today, but don't let
inconsequentials upset you tonight.
GEMINI
(May 21 to June 20)
You have extra incentive today to
go after what you want. You'll be
opening doors for yourself in career
matters. A disagreement with a friend
is possible over a money matter.
CANCER
(.June 21 toJuly 22)
It's a good day to meet with


teachers about a child's progress. Joy
comes through recreational interests
today. Romance is a plus, providing
you avoid p.m. moodiness.
LEO
(July 23 to Aug. 22) <
Business and pleasure combine to
your advantage, but you could have
minor difficulties with a co-worker
now. Pay extra attention to details.
Domestic interests prosper.
VIRGO
(Aug. 23 to Sept.22) aw
It's not a good day to discuss
what's wrong with your relationship.
Accent the things that are going right
and you'll achieve greater closeness
now. Dating should be a plus!
LIBRA
(Sept. 23 to Oct.22) e
Your drive puts you a step ahead of
the competition today. Income
should improve. You may be
entertaining some business
colleagues at home this evening.


SCORPIO
(Oct. 23 to Nov.21) r,
A tendency to gloss over details
should be avoided today. Be diligent
lest you have minor errors to correct
later. Dating and leisure pursuits are
happily accented.
SAGITTARIUS
(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Getting things done around the
house will be one of your objectives
today. Shopping for the home and
entertaining guests are favored now.
Watch judgment after the noon hour.
CAPRICORN
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Be less critical of a family member.
Otherwise, this is a good day to make
important phone calls and to
communicate your thoughts. Travel
and social life are pluses.
AQUARIUS
(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
You're on the go now and will
accomplish what you set out to do. It


should be a productive time in
business and other financial areas. A
slight misunderstanding is possible
tonight.

PISCES
(Feb. 19 to Mar. 20)
Except for a minor difference
about money, things should go pretty
much your own way today. Social life
leads to romance and plans fall into
place for travel.

YOU BORN TODAY work well with
groups and are willing to assume
responsibility for others. Always
strive to better yourself and don't
ever let yourself stay in a rut. You are
in tune with universal principles and
often achieve a notable success in the
arts. You would make a fine teacher
or adviser as well. Birthdate of: Joyce
Kilmer, poet; David Brubeck, jaz2
musician; and Lynn Fontanne
actress.


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_I military news


Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador
(Reuter) - A fierce guerrilla
offensive in El Salvador has laid bare
serious deficiencies in the U.S.-
backed armed forces and sapped the
credibility of U.S. policies here.
Diplomats and military analysts
say the 56,000-strong security forces
have been on the defensive, reacting
rather than acting, since Nov. 11
when the leftist Farabundo Marti
National Liberation Front (FMLN)
launched its biggest assault in the
decade-old war.
"The FMLN has had the military
initiative throughout the fighting,"
said a European diplomat. "They
made the army look incompetent."
In addition to training, arming,
financing and advising the
Salvadoran military, since 1981 the
United States has provided an
average of $1.2 million a day in aid to
El Salvador, turning the country into
the third-biggest recipient of
American assistance in the world.
Twice within three weeks,
insurgents launched offenses,
turning the wealthiest districts of the
Salvadoran capital into battle-
grounds and prompting the U.S.
embassy to arrange the first mass
evacuation of dependents since the
war began in 1979.
Even the guerrillas appeared
surprised by the ease with which they
could attack, seize buildings, and slip
away again when the army counter-
attacked with superior forces.
One of the FMLN fighters who
occupied parts of the Sheraton Hotel
- with 70 guests, including
Organization of American States
chief Joao Baena Soares - told
reporters: "None of us thought it
would be so easy."
The Sheraton occupiers melted
back into the night after two days of
high drama. Residents of the
exclusive Escalon and San Benito
districts - rarely touched in 10 years
of war - thought their nightmare
was over.
Eight days later, the rebels struck
again, turning elegant villas into


attacks reveal army deficiencies

command posts and sniper nests. shot in cold blood in the first week of The FMLN offensive highlighted
With gunfire echoing through the offensive, bad coordination between different
palm-fringed avenues, U.S. families The army's sluggish performance army units, command-and-contrc
fled to the fortress-like embassy to in combat apparently alarmed problems, and faulty intelligence -
shelter there for the night before Washington. A day after U.S. all targets of U.S. criticism from th
being flown home. Some 230 U.S. citizens were airlifted to safety, the early 1980s.
citizens - contract workers and chief of U.S. military operations in Chief-of-staff Ponce admitted at
wives and children of diplomats - Latin America, Gen. Maxwell news conference the armed force
were evacuated to safety in the Thurman, paid a lightning visit to El had not had solid information on th
United States. Salvador and had talks with army impending guerrilla attack until two
The move contrasted sharply with chief of staff Col. Rene Emilio days before it started. At least on
repeated statements by U.S. officials Ponce. embassy here cabled home details on
that the government of President According to diplomatic sources, assault preparations a full wee]
Alfredo Cristiani had the situation Thurman urged the colonel to pursue earlier.
under control. more aggressive tactics and wrest the The offensive appeared unlikely ti
While the army had limited success initiative from the guerrillas, break the military stalemate whici
in blocking the FMLN's urban Military experts recalled that the has kept the war going year afte
offensive, human rights groups here United States had suggested - and year. Neither side is capable o
reported that death squads linked to the Salvadorans accepted - the need outright victory.
the military were back in action for different tactics after every major But the assault, diplomats said
against suspected rebel supporters army setback in the war. could change the political landscape(
and left-wing sympathizers. But the latest fighting provided and complicate the already complex
The Roman Catholic church and clear evidence that the Salvadoran problems of El Salvador.
human rights groups blamed military still rely on superior "There are three power centers in
members of the security forces for the numbers, greater firepower, and its El Salvador," one ambassador said
massacre of six Jesuit priests who U.S.-supplied air force to deal with "The army, President Cristiani, and
were dragged from their beds and the insurgents, the U.S. embassy. It will b(


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Support for the armed forces
appears to be diminishing among
many of the wealthy, conservative
Salvadorans whose homes were in
the line of fire during the battles in
Escalon.
"I deplore that the Armed Forces
were so slow in reacting," said
Manuel Vides, a well-to-do
businessman after the worst fighting.
"The army did too little, too late."
The upsurge in the war apparently
convinced many wealthy
Salvadorans that the army could not
protect them and the United States
would not protect them, pulling out
its own citizens and leaving their
Salvadoran neighbors to their fate.
The criticism could provoke the
army to redouble its efforts or might
help convince it and the hardliners in
Cristiani's right-wing National
Republican Alliance (ARENA) of
the need for negotiations with the
FMLN - without insisting they first
lay down their arms.


SAFETYSTRESSED -Petty OfficerDanLabrie walks past a P3-Orion
plane at theBrunswickNavalA ir Station in Brunswick, Maine, last month.
The planes were grounded at the base in response to the Navy's 48-hour
shutdown of normal activities to stress safety procedures. (AP Laserphoto)


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6 Tropic Times
Dec. 5, 1989


I sports



Duran ready for Leonard's clowning


LAS VEGAS, (Reuter) - If
Roberto Duran has his way, Sugar
Ray Leonard will have to go to the
circus to see the clowns.
Duran was asked after a workout
Monday how he would react if
Leonard put on one of his patented
clowning acts when the two fight for
Leonard's super middleweight title
Thursday night.
"He can do what he wants," Duran
said through an interpreter. "But to
beat Roberto Duran, he's going to
have to fight. I came to Las Vegas to
fight.
"I'm a fighter not a clown. The
clowns are in the circus."
It was Leonard's clowning and
Duran's embarrassment over it that
is generally seen as the big reason
Duran quit in the eighth round of
their second fight in 1980. Duran
uttered perhaps the most famous
words in boxing when he told the
referee "No Mas" (" No More").
There is little reason to suspect
that Leonard, a 2-1 favorite to win,
will not taunt Duran again with his
clown's repertoire.
The act includes winding up with
one arm and then flicking out a slap
with the other hand, mugging with
his head outstretched, daring Duran
to hit him, a fast shuffle with his feet
and generally playing to the crowd.
Duran looked a lot better in his
sparring session Monday than at his
last outing Saturday. But almost
anything would have been better,
compared to his zombie-like
approach to his work then.
Monday, Duran picked off many
punches in three rounds of sparring
against a boxer with a 5-1 record. He
also landed a crisp three-punch


combination after slipping a punch.
But Duran, 38, will be fighting a
33-year-old Leonard who has won
five world titles, is 33-1-1 and is
considered to have been one of the
top welterweights ever.
Leonard looks trim, as does
Duran, who weighed about 195
pounds last June. They are expected
to enter the ring at about 160 pounds.
Duran, who may go down as one
of the two or three best lightweights
ever, says he has more than a few
incentives to win Thursday night in
the outdoor ring next to the brand-
new Mirage hotel.
"I don't know why Leonard made
me wait so long (for a rematch), but
that's the way God wanted it and now
I'm going to make him pay," Duran
said.
"I consider myself one of the
greatest fighters ever, but here
(United States) I never got the
respect I deserve," Duran said
intensely.
The Panamanian said he has
fought the best fighters around to get
his 85-7 record and yet he is not given
enough credit.
The "No Mas" fight and his often
sputtering comeback had more than
little impact on his reputation in the
United States. Duran said that after
he quit against Leonard his
countrymen, "treated me very, very
bad. They turned their backs on me.
They insulted me.
"But after I beat Davey Moore (to
win the WBA junior middleweight
title in 1983), I won their applause,"
Duran said.


Sugar Ray Leonard, a 2-1 favorite in Thursday's fight with Roberto Duran in
Las Vegas, is known for his clowning acts which Duran says won't bother him
In the bout. (photo by Grover Matheney)


17 NFL teams still in

NEW YORK (AP) - After 13 much he was replaced by Mike P
weeks of the NFL season, 17 of the 28 in the 21-0 loss to the Bei
teams - including Washington - Sunday. Nor do the Browns ha
have some shot at the playoffs. easy - they must go to Indiana
Here's a division-by-division and Houston and get Minneso
rundown: home.
AFC WEST
AFC EAST Denver is fighting Buffalo fo
The Bills, 8-4 entering Monday home field while their loss tc
night's game, had a two-game lead in Raiders put Los Angeles in
the loss column over Miami plus the middle of the wild-card picture
edge in any tiebreaker - they beat they'd be the second AFC wild ca
the Dolphins twice. the playoffs started now. They'll
Moreover, Miami's "easy" be favored in their next two ga
finishing schedule has exploded in its against Phoenix at home and Se
face -with losses to Pittsburgh and on the road before finishing ag
Kansas City. The Dolphins could get the Giants in the Meadowlands.
a wild-card berth with three wins but Kansas City, 6-6-1, may be
they have New England and Kansas card sleeper. The Chiefs, who
City at home and Indianapolis on the won their last two, finish with G
road, none of them guaranteed wins. Bay on the road, San Diego at h(
Give the Colts an outside shot at a then at Miami and could make it
wild card if they win their last three three wins.
- Cleveland and Miami at home, NFC EAST
New Orleans on the road. Philadelphia and New York
AFC CENTRAL tied at 9-4, but the Eagles hav
Houston is in control at 8-5, tiebreaker edge because the
particularly since they have two of beaten the Giants twice and lo(
three games at home. But the Oilers, have only one more tough game
a poor road team despite Sunday's New Orleans in two weeks.
23-16 win in snowy Pittsburgh, have other games are home against D
to play at 7-6 Cincinnati in two and Phoenix.
weeks. If the Bengals win and beat The Giants, meanwhile, must
the Seahawks at home and at Denver next week before closi
Minnesota on the road, they win the home against the Cowboys
division. Raiders.
The Redskins' outside shot is
The Browns are 7-5-1 and fading that - if they finish in a wild-ca
-they've scored just 20 points in two with the Giants, for example,
losses and a tie the past three weeks lose because New York beat
and Bernie Kosar's elbow aches so twice.


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Rams, something
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Rams have been
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weather team.


NFL Standings
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East
W L T Pct.
Buffalo 8 5 0 .615
Miami 7 6 0 .538
Indianapolis 6 7 0 .462
New England 5 8 0 .385
N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 .308
Central
Houston 8 5 0 .615
Cleveland 7 5 1 .577
Cincinnati 7 6 0 .538
Pittsburgh 6 7 0 .462
West
x-Denver 10 3 0 .769
L.A. Raiders 7 6 0 .538
Kansas City 6 6 1 .500
Seattle 4 9 0 .308
San Diego 4 9 0 .308
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East
Philadelphia 9 4 0 .692
N.Y. Giants 9 4 0 .692
Washington 7 6 0 .538
Phoenix 5 8 0 .385
Dallas 1 12 0 .077
Central
Green Bay 8 5 0 .615
Minnesota 8 5 0 .615
Chicago 6 7 0 .462
Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385
Detroit 4 9 0 .308
West
San Francisco 11 2 0 .846
L.A. Rams 9 4 0 .692
New Orleans 6 7 0 .462
Atlanta 3 10 0 .231
x-clinched division title







Tropic Times,
Dec. 5, 1989


Seahawks shock Bills, 17-16 in Kingdome


SEATTLE (AP) - Dave Krieg
and John Williams combined on
Seattle's longest play of the season, a
51-yard touchdown pass with 5:38
remaining Monday night, lifting the
Seahawks past the sputtering Buffalo
Bills 17-16.
Krieg, making his first start after
being benched for two games,
avoided a heavy rush and lobbed the
ball over linebacker Ray Bentley.
Williams grabbed it at the 35,
rumbled down the right sideline, got
a block from Brian Blades and ran
over Nate Odomes into the end zone.
Earlier, Krieg hit rookie tight end
Travis McNeal on a similar play for
48 yards, the team's biggest play of
1989 until the game-winner.
The victory snapped Seattle's four-
game losing streak and damaged
Buffalo's chances of catching Denver
for the best record in the AFC. The


Bills (8-5) still lead the AFC East by
one game over Miami.
Seattle (5-8) clinched the victory
-and Buffalo's fourth successive
road loss - when M.L. Johnson
recovered a fumble by Larry
Kinnebrew.
Buffalo had taken a 16-10 lead on
field goals of 32, 40 and 43 yards by
Scott Norwood. But he missed from
48 yards just before Krieg hit
Williams.
Earlier, defensive end Art Still
made the first interception of his
career to set up a field goal and Jim
Kelly hit Andre Reed, the AFC's
leading receiver, for a 61-yard score.
Seattle moved smartly to its
opening score, a 29-yard field goal by
Norm Johnson. Krieg hit Curt
Warner for 13 yards and Steve
Largent for 24, extending the NFL's
all-time leading receiver's record


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New Mavs coach
DALLAS (AP) -Richie
Abubato, after several days of
weighing an offer from the Dallas
Mavericks, agreed to become
coach of the NBA team for the
remainder of the season, the club
said Monday.

Yankees deal catcher
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -
The New York Yankees dealt
catcher Don Slaught to the
Pittsburgh Pirates Monday for
right-handers Jeff Robinson and
Willie Smith in the first trade of
the winter meetings.

Eagles get lift
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -


Coach Buddy Ryan said he is
counting on "all the baloney"
from the recent bounty
controversy to give his
Philadelphia Eagles an emotional
lift they may need Sunday against
the Dallas Cowboys.
"It's hard to play emotional two
weeks in a row," said Ryan, whose
team is coming off a peak from a
24-17 triumph over the Giants
Sunday.

ABC files suit
NEW YORK (AP) - Capital
Cities-ABC Inc. filed suit against
the Treasury Department on
Monday, claiming the govern-
ment was trying to block live
television coverage of the 1991
Pan American Games in Cuba.


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Demanda de ABC
NUEVA YORK (AP) - El lunes
la Corporaci6n, Capital Cities -
ABC Inc., interpuso una demand
contra el departamento del
Tesoro, el lunes, alegando que el
gobierno estaba tratando de
bloquear las transmisiones de
television en vivo de los Juegos
Panamericanos de 1991 que se
realizarin en Cuba.

Nuevo entrenador
DALLAS (AP) - Richie
Abubato, despubs de various dias
de meditar sobre una oferta del
equipo Dallas Mavericks, se
decidi6 aceptar el nuevo cargo
como entrenador del equipo del
NBA por el resto de la temporada


Racers give clues
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -
Would-be super athletes who take on
projects like bicycling across the
country. are psychologically pretty
much like the rest of us, but may offer
some clues on handling daily stress,
researchers say.
"We look at sports as a way to look
at other things in life that are harder
to study," said James Whelan, a
Memphis State University
psychologist and part of a team
studying riders in the annual Race
Across America.
Even though they voluntarily take
on the grueling challenge, riders


Cambio de jugadores
NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) -
Los Yankees de Nueva York
acordaron intercambiar a Don
Slaught con los Pirates de
Pittsburgh con el mano derecha
Jeff Robinson y Willie Smith en
las primeras negociaciones de esta
6poca de invierno.
Se animan los Eagles
FILADELFIA (AP) - El
entrenador Buddy Ryan inform6
que Al esti contando con "todos
los rumors" de la reciente
controversial para darle a su
equipo, Philadelphia Eagles, un
estimulo emotional el cual
necesitaron el domingo al
enfrentarse al equipo, Dallas
Cowboys.


on handling stress
aren't psychologically unusual, said
Andrew Myers, the study director.
"We thought we'd find that they were
all crazy but the data just doesn't
support that."
The racers ride for 10 days with
one to two hours of sleep a night,
conditions producing what Whelan*
and Myers say produces a unique
source of study subjects under
extreme physical and emotional
stress.
"These people reported some
rather serious psychological
disturbances during the race,"
Whelan said.


consecutive game streak with a catch
to 174.
Then Krieg and McNeal combined
on the 48-yarder. Krieg avoided a
strong rush and lobbed the ball to
McNeal, who caught it over Leonard
Smith. McNeal cut across the field as
three Bills missed him and was
caught by Smith at the Buffalo 15.
Paul Skansi caught an 11-yard
pass before Warner scored from the
1, just his third touchdown this
season -he's averaged 10 in his five
full seasons.
Largent continued his heroics
when he ran left, untouched, into the
end zone for the extra point after
Norm Johnson stumbled.
Reed, now Buffalo's all-time


leading pass catcher, got the Bills
back in it with the 61-yard TD. He
beat Melvin Jenkins on a slant-in,
eluded tackles by Eugene Robinson
and Nesby Glasgow and sped to the
end zone.
Buffalo moved to Seattle's 15 on its
next possession, but Dwayne Harper
leaped to break up a pass for Flip
Johnson and tipped the ball to
Robinson for an interception.
The Bills were right back in scoring
position moments later when Harper
Le Bel's high snap went off punter
Ruben Rodriguez's hands and
Buffalo recovered at the 10.
All the Bills got was Norwood's
32-yard field goal, tying it at 10 at
halftime.


Portland dumps Magic


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -
Sparked by its defense, the
Portland Trail Blazers pulled
away in the second half Monday
night to defeat the Orlando Magic
121-95.
The Trail Blazers outscored
Orlando 66-44 in the second half
to push its record to 13-4 -second
best in the NBA. Jerome Kersey
scored 22 points and Kevin
Duckworth had 19 for Portland.
Orlando was led by Reggie
Theus' 17 points. Terry Catledge
added 16 and Jerry Reynolds 13.
Portland led 55-51 at halftime.
But Kersey had II points as
Portland outscored the Magic 29-
14 in the first eight minutes of the
third quarter to take an 84-65 lead.


Portland's swarming defense
made the difference, cutting off
the Magic's inside game in the
second half. The Trail Blazers also
got its running game going,
scoring 26 points on fastbreak
opportunities after intermission.
Catledge scored only two points
in the second half, while Theus
had four.
Besides Kersey and Duckworth,
Portland got double-figure
scoring from Clyde Drexler with
18 points, Buck Williams and
Terry Porter each with 16 and
rookie Cliff Robinson with 15.
Kersey hit 10 of 16 shots and
had nine rebounds. He started the
game hitting 38.6 percent from the
field.


Hurricanes new No. 2


NEW YORK (UPI) - Miami
claimed the No. 2 spot in the college
football ratings Monday, giving the
Hurricanes the best shot at the
national title should No. 1 Colorado
stumble in the Orange Bowl.
Colorado, 11-0 and the nation's
only undefeated team, stayed in the
No. I spot it inherited last week while
the Hurricanes, 10-1, moved into the
No. 2 spot vacated by Alabama,
which lost 30-20 to Auburn. The
Crimson Tide tumbled to No. 7.
Colorado, Miami, No. 3
Michigan, 10-1, and No. 4 Notre
Dame, 11-1, were idle and each
moved up a spot as did No. 5 Florida
State, 10-2, after beating Florida
24-17.
Colorado and Notre Dame meet in
the Orange Bowl, with the Buffaloes
virtually assured their first title if they
beat the Fighting Irish. Miami plays
Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and
Florida State faces No. 6 Nebraska,
10-1, in the Fiesta Bowl. Seven teams
with one loss are playing in Jan. 1
bowls.
The Buffaloes received 42 of 47
first-place votes for 697 of 705
possible points from the Board of
Coaches to lead Miami by 50 points.
Three coaches failed to vote. The
Hurricanes, with 647 points, received
four first-place votes, with Florida
State receiving the remaining first-
place ballot.
Illinois, 9-2, stayed at No. 11
followed by Southern Cal, 8-2-1; No.
13 Clemson, 9-2 and No. 14 Virginia,
10-2.
No. 15 Texas A&M, 8-3, improved
two places with a 21-10 victory over
Texas, sending No. 16 Brigham
Young, 10-2, and No. 17 West
Virginia, 8-2-1, down one place.
Penn State, 7-3-1, stayed 18th and


Hawaii, 9-2 with one game left
against Air Force, remained 19th but
was joined in a tie by returnee Texas
Tech, 8-3.
Leaving the rankings were Arizona
and Ohio State. Schools ineligible for
the Top 20 are Cincinnati, Houston,
Memphis State, Oklahoma and
Oklahoma State.


CollegeTop 25

by The Associated Press


The Top Twenty Five teams in
the Associated Press Dec. 4, 1989
preseason college basketball poll,
with total points based on top 25
inverse points:
Team Points
1. Syracuse 1,535
2. Kansas 1,443
3. Georgetown 1,425
4. Missouri 1,325
5. UNLV 1,265
6. Duke 1,246
7. Illinois 1,139
8. Michigan 1,080
9. LSU 1,051
10. Arkansas 1,031
11. Louisville 888
12. Oklahoma 797
13. UCLA 761
14. Indiana 687
15. St. John's 468
16. Memphis St. 460
17. North Carolina 459
18. Georgia Tech 448
19. N. Carolina St. 428
20. Arizona 407
21. Alabama 285
22. Pittsburgh 281
23. Temple 275
24. Oregon St. 203
25. Florida 180


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8 Tropic Times
Dec. 5, 1989


Bush vows to
BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPI) - of de
President Bush, promising Unite
adherence to Western formulas for NAT(
disarmament, assured NATO allies sensit
Monday that the United States "will "M
maintain significant military forces" that,'
in Europe even as reform in Eastern NAT
Europe lessens the risk of war. wrap
Meeting with them at NATO going
headquarters, Bush said "good Asl
thinking" dictates the West remain Force
strong to guarantee the "new era" of to l
peace he proclaimed after a weekend "Beca
summit with Soviet President dinne
Mikhail Gorbachev. Air
Bush, flush with success from the Air
shipboard summit in Malta, told the Wash
allies he and Gorbachev will not rush Bush
forward in a euphoric atmosphere of aboard
good will to consider deeper arms minute
cuts in Europe than those now being cheer
negotiated., first 1
While able to "look forward to a Ov


utopian day" when U.S. troops
might not be needed, he said, "What
we don't want to do is send the signal



Por la Prensa International

Condenan acci6n
Moscu - El lider Sovi6tico
Mikhail Gorbachev y los lideres de
Bulgaria, Alemania Oriental,
Hungria y Polonia condenaron la
invasion de 1968 de Checoslova-
quia que fu6 encabezada por los
Sovifticos en una reuni6n de las
superpotencias en la cumbre.

Amenaza de huelga
PRAGA, Checoslovaquia -
Lideres de la reform que se
dirigian a la multitud de
protestantes en la Plaza de
Weceslas, amenazaron con una
huelga national si el Partido
Comunista no renunciaba al
control del gobierno.

Ex-secretario en lios
WASHINGTON - El Departa-
mento de Justicia anunci6 el lunes
que conduciri investigaci6n de las
posibles actividades criminals del
ex-secretario de Vivienda, Samuel
Pierce, el cual conducira al
nombramiento de un fiscal
especial.

Renunci6 M.D. Wall
WASHINGTON - M. Danny
Wall, el mis alto funcionario de la
economic national, renunci6 el
lunes con prop6sito de "evitar el
escindalo" producido por el mal
manejo del banco de ahorros y
pristamos de California.
Continuan batalla
MANILA, Filipinas -
Soldados rebeldes lucharon hoy
por mantener el control del
distrito financiero de la capital,
con pirdidas de millones de
d6lares afectando la economic
national. El ej6rcito proclam6 que
el mis violent desaflo contra el
President Coraz6n Aquino fuk
un fracaso.

Acusan a palestino
STOCKHOLM, Suecia - La
corte del distrito anunci6 el lunes
que un palestino acusado de una
series de bombardeos en
Escandinavia y de los pauses bajos
de Holanda, es tambikn
considerado sospechoso en la
explosion del avi6n de la
Aerolinea PanAm en 1988 en
Lockerbie, Escocia.


keep significant
coupling, the decoupling of the dogged by speculation
d States and Canada from seize the initiative wit
O, particularly at this highly might suggest deeper
ive time." cuts to those on tI
Er. Gorbachev understood Vienna Conference
' Bush told a news conference at Europe.
O headquarters before That sparked w
ping up his four-day trip and British Prime Min
home. Thatcher in particuli
ked by reporters aboard Air must remain on i
e One why he was in such a rush certain of the perma:
cave Brussels, Bush said, term ramifications o
cause I want to be on time for Eastern Europe.
r with my wife." To assuage those
Force One landed at Andrews said Monday that he
Force Base in suburban spoke only "very br(
ington at 7:07 p.m. EST, and aspirations for fourth(
arrived at the White House and did not go beyon
*d a Marine helicopter 17 in troops, tanks, airci
tes later. He was greeted by being discussed at th
ing staff members and a smiling Asked about the n
ady Barbara Bush. II" accord, Bush said
er the last few weeks, Bush was a CFE I in the bank fi


Environmental
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Five endangered gray
environmental groups sued the U.S. grizzly bear in
Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Forest in Monta
Wildlife Service Monday, charging The groups
the agencies have failed to protect the Service is vio
Endangered Spe
Chase follows tour too many roads
ST the most impo
for Rio Mar ViSMtOrS grizzly bears and
continental Unit
FORT CLAYTON (USARSO The lawsuit
PAO) - Four shots were fired at an court in Montan
Army van during a high-speed chase Legal Defense F
incident that occurred late Sunday local environm
afternoon on the Arraijan-Chorrera Swan View C
bypass. Limited, Friend
At the time of the incident, the van and Five Valleys
and its four passengers were "Despite the
returning from an Army-sponsored of the Forest S
one-day trip to Rio Mar. Just past
the toll booth on the four-lane
highway, a blue Nissan car with E
tinted windows passed the van and
began to signal and maneuver it off MANILA,
the road. U.S. embassy
When the van pulled to the side of today urged Al
the highway, two men emerged from district to eva
the car and moved toward the van. immediately ev
Thinking their manner suspicious, immeased costly
the driver of the van backed up, increased host
maneuvered around the car, and sped The emba
off down the road.emergency&
The car followed, and the resulting foemergency al t
high-speed chase lasted until the van forcquines loyal to
reached the turnoff to Howard Air Aquino depa
Force Base. During the chase, the tanks near th
passenger in the right front seat of the Hotel in the
car fired four shots. Two of the shots district in wha
hit the differential of the van. There an apparent
were no injuries. attack.


force
n that in a bid to
th Gorbachev he
er or follow-on
he table at the
on Forces in

earnings from
sister Margaret
ar that the West
ts guard until
nence and long-
f the changes in

concerns, Bush
and Gorbachev
oadly about our
er arms control"
d the reductions
raft and artillery
e CFE talks.
otion of a "CFE
I: "I'd like to get
first, get it locked


in Europe
up, get those troops out, move down
to equal levels."
"I, the president of the United
States, will kick our bureaucracy and
push it as fast a I possibly can," Bush
said.
Noting he had discussed the issue
only the night before with Gen.
John Galvin, the commander of U.S.
forces in Europe, Bush said: "I'm
convinced that I must do more to
keep it on schedule and I encouraged
the other allies to do the same. I don't
think there was any resistance to
that."
NATO General Secretary
Manfred Woerner underscored the
need to not leapfrog ahead of the
current negotiations in telling
reporters that "we only want to get
the concrete results which are
possible now to the first step before
you consider others."


groups file
wolf and threatened Fish and Wildlife
Flathead National Flathead National
na. roads in occupied
charged the Forest gray wolf habitat i
lating the federal the bear and wolf,
cies Act by building has failed to mee
in the park, one of under the Endange
ortant refuges for said Keith Hamme
I gray wolves in the the Swan View Co
ed States. Hammer said ra
was filed in federal roads, the forest se
la by the Sierra Club more roads, which
und, along with four and wolves out of
mental groups, the and lead to more k
coalition, Resources that encounter hur
s of the Wild Swan, He said the fish a
s Audubon Society. has failed to condu
repeated assurances on the impact of t
service and the U.S. logging plans on en


suit
Service that the
Forest will close
grizzly bear and
n order to protect
the Forest Service
et its obligations
;red Species Act,"
er, spokesman for
alition.
father than closing
rvice was building
he said force bears
important habitat
killings of animals
mans.
and wildlife service
ct required studies
he forest service's
idangered species.


Costa Rica to host Central Ameican summit


GUATEMALA CITY, Guate-
mala (UPI) - This weekend's
Central American summit, which El
Salvador's president vowed to
boycott if it were held in Nicaragua,
will be held in Costa Rica with all five
regional leaders present, officials
said Monday.
Nicaraguan President Daniel
Ortega has agreed to participate in
the meeting, which will take place in
Costa Rica Dec. 10-12, two days later
than scheduled, said Carlos Anleu, a
spokesman for Guatemalan
President Vinico Cerezo.
The summit had been set for
Friday and Saturday in Managua,
Nicaragua, but Salvadoran
President Alfredo Cristiani said last
week he would not attend, citing a
recent heightening of tensions
between El Salvador and Nicaragua.
Cristiani, Cerezo and Honduran
President Jose Azcona Hoyo have
confirmed they will attend the
summit in Costa Rica. The host will
be Costa Rican President Oscar


Arias, the Nobel Peace Prize-
winning architect of the now-
foundering Central American peace
accords.
"President Ortega believed there
was more security in Costa Rica than
in Guatemala, and for that reason
agreed to a summit in that country,"
Anleu said, describing Ortega's
telephone conversation with Cerezo.
Guatemala also had offered to
host the summit.
Cristiani suspended diplomatic
and commercial ties with Managua
on Nov. 26, accusing the Nicaraguan
government of sending powerful
anti-aircraft missiles and other
weapons to the Farabundo Marti
National Liberation Front, known
by its Spanish-language acronym
FMLN.
The FMLN has waged a decade-
long armed struggle against the U.S.-
backed Salvadoran government in
which more than 72,000 people have
been killed, most of them civilians.
The United States and El Salvador


frequently have accused Cuba and
Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista
government of helping the FMLN.
"The topics that will be dealt with
(at the Costa Rican summit) will be
the bloody war of El Salvador and
the demobilization of the Contras,
the two important problems in
Central America," Anleu said.
Between 9,000 and 12,000 U.S.-
backed Contras camped inside
Honduras along the Nicaraguan
border were supposed to be
dismantled by the first week of
December under an accord signed by
five presidents last August.
The voluntary demobilization of
the Contras has been endangered by
Ortega's decision last month to
suspend a 19-month unilateral
cease-fire.
The Contras have insisted that
they will not return to Nicaragua
unless the Sandinista government
guarantees basic rights and fair
national elections, scheduled for
Feb. 25, 1990.


ssy warns ofhosilities
(Reuter) - The "There is a possibility of
in the Philippines increased hostilities," the embassy
mericans living near said in a statement broadcast
el-held financial repeatedly on the U.S.
acuate their homes military's television network.
because of possible The embassy said Americans
ilities in the area. living in seven exclusive districts
around the embattled area
assy issued the "should immediately leave their
lert shortly after residences and proceed to areas
President Corazon removed from Makati."
oyed troops and As dawn broke, explosions and
he Intercontinental intermittent machinegun fire
* Makati business could be heard from in front of the
t diplomats said was Intercontinental Hotel where
preparation for an around 400 Filipino and foreign
guests were bottled up.




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th Tropic times Vol. II, No. 44 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 5, 1989 bnewsbrefs Navy ships foil bid to block launch by United Press International CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) missiles. Bacon said after the motor vessel -Navy ships rammed and holed a Sixteen of 19 Trident 2 test firings Greenpeace had been "shouldered" Condemns action Greenpeace vessel Monday while from a ground pad at the Cape out of the launch danger zone by MOSCOW -Soviet leader commandos punctured an inflatable Canaveral Air Force Station were Navy ships. Mikhail Gorbachev and the raft and slashed its gas line, activists successful, but two of the previous "After the shouldering operation, leaders of Bulgaria, East said, crushing a bid to block the three test launches from the Greenpeace launched two Zodiacs," Germany, Hungary and Poland successful launch of a Trident 2 Tennessee ended in spectacular Burnette said. "Those Zodiacs Monday condemned the 1968 submarine missile. failures and the Navy has been under entered the launch safety zone. The Soviet-led invasion of Czechos"We did a perfect launch, just pressure to fix the problems and Navy used what we call RIBs, ridged lovakia at a Warsaw Pact briefing beautiful," Vice Adm. Roger Bacon, complete the test program. inflatable boats, to tow the two on the superpower summit. commander of the Atlantic The launch Monday more than 40 Zodiacs out of the launch safety zone submarine fleet, told pool reporters miles east of Cape Canaveral came 31 and back to MV Greenpeace." General strike threat aboard the USS Nashville, an minutes late because of the But Fagen said teams of Navy amphibious landing ship. "We used confrontation with Greenpeace. SEAL commandos "boarded our PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -the minimum force necessary to clear Greenpeace officials vowed last two Zodiacs, slashed the fuel lines, Reform leaders addressing a rally the area." week to block the launch in a protest punctured the pontoons and towed of hundreds of thousands of Shannon Fagen, a spokeswoman against the Trident 2. A similar effort them back to the MV Greenpeace. protesters in Weceslas Square for Greenpeace, disagreed, was successful in July when We're definitely pursuing this whole Monday threatened to call describing the incident as Greenpeace activists aboard small thing and considering charges another general strike if the "outrageous." Zodiac inflatable rafts surprised the against the Navy." Communist Party does not "The Navy has violated crew of the Tennessee and refused to One Zodiac, however, apparently relinquish control of the international law," Fagen said. "It leave the launch danger zone. had suffered engine problems and government, has no legal right to cordon off a test "We were more prepared today," was dead in the water. .UD io zone in international waters for a HUD investigation missile test, and it certainly has no WASHINGTON -The right to ram our boats and endanger Justice Department said Monday the lives of our crew." it will conduct an investigation But Cmdr. Deborah Burnett, a into possible criminal activities by Navy spokeswoman, said the action former Housing Secretary Samuel was taken to protect the safety of the Pierce, which could lead to the civilians, and Bacon said the activists appointment of a special ignored"atleast50andmaybemore" prosecutor. warnings to leave the area. In any case, with the Greenpeace Thrift chief resigns vessel out of the danger zone, the crew of the submerged nuclear WASHINGTON-M.Danny submarine USS Tennessee Wall, the nation's top successfully launched an unarmed regulator, resigned Monday "to $23.7 million Trident 2 missile at remove the distractions" his 10:40 a.m. EST. The damaged agency has faced after weeks of Greenpeace ship later headed for public criticism over his handling port under its own power. of a failed California savings and The 126,000-pound missile, built loan. by Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. STONE VISIT Secretary of the Army, Michael P. W. Stone, talks with Battle continues of Sunnyvale, Calif., is scheduled for 7th Infantry Division soldiers during a visit to the Atlantic side Friday. MANILA, Philippines -deployment aboard Ohio-class Stone, who was sworn into his currentpost in A ugust, visited here aspart of Rebellious soldiers battled to hold nuclear submarines in March to a regional orientation tour. (U.S. Army photo by Cpl. A. Scott Lawrence) the capital's financial district replace less-powerful Trident 1 today, wreaking "millions" of dollars in economic damage and T C M w rbg1 a ve l hs ':"1;:-:st=SO UTH COM working 1990 vehicle issues challenging army claims the wort A U77 uprising against President Corazon Aquino had been QUARRY HEIGHTS(USSOUTHCOM PAO) -El Comando Sur de periodo de inspecci6n y matricula crushed. COM PAO) -The U.S. Southern los Estados Unidos, actuando en de vehiculos para 1990. Esos Command, on behalf of all U.S. nombre de todas las agencias procedimientos, que se iniciaron el Bombing suspect government agencies here, is estadounidenses en Panamd, estA 10 de octubre, requiere por vez addressing through the Joint procurando tratar a trav6s del primera que personal del Gobierno STOCKHOLM, Sweden -A Committee vehicle inspection and Comit6 Conjunto problemas de los Estados Unidos inspeccione district court announced Monday registration procedures. Increasingly relacionados con los procedimientos sus vehiculos particulares en una de that a Palestinian charged in a cumbersome and disruptive vehicle de inspecci6n y matricula vehicular. las estaciones designadas para este series of bombings in Scandanavia inspection and registration Procedimientos cada vez mis fin por la DNTT en las ciudades de and the Netherlands also is a procedures have been imposed by the engorrosos y desordenados para la Panami y Col6n. El proceso de suspect in the 1988 Pan Am jet PDF's Transit Directorate (DNTT) inspecci6n y matricula a motor han cuatro pasos de 6ste aflo tambi6n bombing over Lockerbie, within the past two years. sido impuestos por la Direcci6n incluye un requerimiento indebido Scotland. In September of this year, DNTT Nacional de Trinsito Terrestre exigiendo la obtenci6n de un Paz y See Spanish translation on p.8 announced its procedures for the (DNTT) durante los ultimos dos Salvo Nacional previa la obtenci6n 1990 vehicle inspection and afios. de la placa o matricula. Tb~esp es, registration period. Those En Septiembre ultimo, la DNTT Se darn a conocer los resultados procedures, which began Oct. 1, anunci6 sus procedimientos para el de los esfuerzos del Comando Sur. available early require for the first time U.S. 0 government personnel to have their USARSO explain travel procedures QUARRYHEIGHTS(USSOUTHvehicles inspected at one of the PAO) The Tropic Times DNTT-designated stations in for people using Torrijos A airport i f p Panama City and Colon. This year component services by 6:30 a.m. four-step process again includes the FORT CLAYTON (USARSO Respective services will provide Monday-Friday. 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2 Tropic Times Dec. 5, 1989 1 U.S. news Police reconstruct drunk driving accident CARROLLTON, Ky. (UPI) -Carrollton collided with a church bus Radcliff First Assembly of God initial impact of the collision, said the Two state police experts Monday carrying 67 people. church, was defective and its medical examiner. He said thedeaths reconstructed the nation's worst Moffett described the places manufacturers are at least partly to were caused by smoke inhalation. drunken driver accident in the trial of Mahoney was known to have been blame for the deaths. "If this jury thinks the bus killed a man accused of killing 27 people the day prior to the accident. He said The passengers on the bus, most of the kids or the First Assembly of God with his pickup. he was able to retrace the defendant's whom were youngsters, were killed the kids or stuffed animals Detective Tony Moffett and activities throughout the day until 65 returning home to Radcliff from a from Kings Island killed the kids, Trooper Henry "Sonny" Cease used minutes before the wreck, which day at Kings Island amusement park, then they will let Larry go," said numerous photographs and charts to occurred at 10:55 p.m. north of Cincinnati. Richwalsky, an assistant attorney describe the scene of the May 14, Cease, an accident reconstruction The impact of the collision general. 1 988, a cc i d e n t. The y also specialist, used a large seating chart ruptured the bus's gas tank, blocking "But if they believe he killed the reconstructed the activities of ofthe bus to show the location ofthe its front exit and spewing gasoline kids, then he'll go to prison," the defendant Larry Mahoney before it bodies. He said it took up to nine throughout the bus. Fire and smoke prosecutor said. "It's as simple as occurred. hours to remove the bodies from the spread rapidly as 40 passengers that." Mahoney, who faces life Assistant Attorney General Paul wrecked bus, which left skidmarks of escaped through the rear exit and imprisonment, is charged with 27 Richwalsky has argued that 119 1/2 feet. windows. But 24 riders, aged 10 to countes of murder, 12 counts of lfahoney, 36, of Worthville, was Defense lawyer William Summers 19, and three adults were trapped assault, 42 of wanton endangerment drunk when the pickup truck he was has maintained the 1977 bus, inside and killed. and one count of driving under the driving on Interstate 71 near purchased two years earlier by the All of the victims withstood the influence of alcohol. Mother, child progress after liver transplant CHICAGO (UPI) -A 21-monthhad been performed in the United undergone a routine liver biopsy to stronger and recovered from an old Texas girl and her mother were States. check for any signs of rejection of the infection." making steady progress Monday in The baby was moved from the new liver. Alyssa and Sarina suffer from recovering a week after the child intensive care unit to a regular The child's mother, Terri Smith, bilary artesia, a blockage of the bile received part of the woman's liver in patient room at University of 29, remained in good condition and ducts that can be fatal. the nation's first live-donor liver Chicago Hospitals late Monday was expected to leave the hosital on Sarina arrived in Chicago on transplant. afternoon, a spokeswoman said. Wednesday. Friday from Le Bonheur Children's But the same procedure for a "Alyssa still is in serious but stable Fetsch said the scheduled surgery Hospital in Memphis. A Le Bonheur Tennessee child was delayed condition," said University of Wednesday for 15-month-old Sarina spokesman said the girl's fever was indefinitely, officials said. Chicago Hospital spokewoman Jones of Millington, Tenn., had been down before she was transferred, but Alyssa Smith of Schertz, Texas, Mary Fetsch. "She is awake, talking postponed indefinitely. Fetsch said the fever was too high received part of her mother's liver in a and continuing to make steady "The surgery is off -indefinitely," and the child too weak for the 13 1/2-hour operation Nov. 27, progress in her recovery." Fetsch said. "No new timetable will operation to be performed as marking the first time the procedure Fetsch said the child had be set until the child has gotten scheduled. Transportation secretary follows 'no new tax' pledge WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Despite the association's optimism Traffic congestion is producing "I don't think that because he has gridlock produced by too many cars that Transportation Secretary gridlock, environmental and changed his address, he has changed on a decaying highway system can be Samuel Skinner would recognize the infrastructure crises and general his views," Kiley said. resolved partially by nearly doubling need for such a tax hike, Skinner said public outrage in all areas of the But according to Transportation the federal gasoline tax, the throughaspokesmanheagreeswith nation,notjustinurbansectors,said Department spokesman Robert American Public Transit Association President Bush's "no new taxes" Robert Kiley, chairman of New Marx, the group does not have said. pledge. York's Metropolitan Transportation Skinner in their corner. Authority and head of the "Secretary Skinner feelN the same association's "Transit 2000" task way as the president. No new taxes," Chief expects high drug use results force. "The United States is in the Marx said. "He has encouraged midst of a mobility crisis," he said. states to increase their gas taxes and WASHINGTON (UPI) -told by people who operate rail The task force's report said the encouraged them to use other Transportation Secretary Samuel services that they expect a federal government's transit methods and devices to increase their Skinner said Monday he expects substantial amount of usage." investment should be increased from transportation funding, such as toll to find an "alarming amount" of The transportation chief said he $3 billion annually to $11 billion roads and lotteries." drug use among transportation hopes the tests will have the same annually, requiring, in part, an S. Thomas Gagliano, executive workers when drug tests begin results as those conducted increase in the 9-cent-per-gallon director of the New Jersey Transit later this month. randomly by the military. Drugs federal gas tax to at least 16 cents. Corp. and a member of the Transit "I think we'll see an alarming were used by between 8 percent The task force said a 7-cent-per2000 task force, said his densely amount of drug usage in safety and 10 percent of military gallon tax hike would generate populated state has made strides in related jobs," Skinner said during personnel when the tests began between $7 billion and $8.5 billion improving its highway congestion a briefing with reporters. before dwindling to about 2 annually. Half, the group proposes, problem. Drug testing is scheduled to percent now. should be used to revive existing Kiley said there has been "loose begin Dec. 18 for roughly 4 that he does not facilities and the other half to deal talk" about increasing the federal gas million truck drivers and railroad, Skinner added tt he dvesely with the growing travel demand. tax to help reduce the federal deficit, merchant marine, aviation, mass believe the tests will adversely "The current effort by Skinner to but Kiley said it would be a mistake transit and pipeline employees in affect the nation's transportation develop the first comprehensive to divert a user fee "to solve the safety-related jobs. system. national transportation policy is long original sin." Skinner said he would not be "Obviously," he said, "if the overdue, courageous and one we The task force's other recomsurprised if as many as 10 percent percentage is 40 percent it would hope will be successful," Kiley said. mendations include a national of the nation's transportation be devastating, but ifit is 5 percent "One that does not call for transportation policy calling for workers test positive for drugs. they can work their way through substantial increases .is really not a increased use of mass transit and Drug usage is expected to vary that." policy at all." other forms of shared-ride services, according to locality and type of Last year, the department Kiley contended that Skinner, in an increased share of federal transportation. issued six different drug rules, one his previous role as chairman of the transportation funds delivered "I don't know with any degree for each mode of transportation. I 1 1 i n o i s R e g i o n a 1 directly to metropolitan areas and of certainty what these tests will The rules require companies to Transportation Authority, seemed combining transit and highway funds show," Skinner said. "I've been give drug test. amenable to raising the gasoline tax, to facilitate local transportation I at least on a state level. decisions. Commander-in-Chief .Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman Assistant NCOIC .SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Affairs .Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff .Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Editor/NCOIC .SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor .Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Programofthe Department of Defense, under the supervision of PFC Megra Johnson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room .Rosemary Ch-ng 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 T ro p ic T im es Tina McBride Alhrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612. Josefina Diez J.

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Tropic Times Dec. 5, 1989 hemisphere Nicaragua-Contra war boils up again MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuter) cease-fire Nov. 1 and ordered a new Angry at the slow progress, more leverage while Washington -A deadline set by Central offensive against the rebels who had Nicaragua is seeking ways to put remains opposed to the disbanding American presidents for disbanding increased their attacks. more pressure on its neighbors and of the contras. Nicaraguan Contra rebels expires At least 100 people were killed in the United States to disband the The Honduran government has next week with the rebel army still November, far higher than in recent rebels. repeatedly said it will not disband intact and the guerrilla war raging months, according to official figures. But diplomats say the Sandinista Contra fighters against their will. more fiercely than it has for months. Nicaraguan officials now privately government appears to have few The Nicaraguan government has Five Central American presidents, accept that the Dec. 5 deadline will available options to step up the made clear it will keep up military in a surprise show of unity, agreed not be met and in talks with the pressure and a new wave of conflict pressure on the Contras, short of last August on a plan to disband Contras in November proposed Dec. in Central America makes new weapons and ammunition since the lst August onl ay plan to disb 31 as a new target date. agreements among the five regional United States cut military aid. some 15,000 rebels by Dec. 5. They say the main reason for the leaders look remote. Despite the failure to meet the But the rebels have confounded delay is opposition from the United Following the failure of peace Dec. 5 deadline, diplomats say some predictions of their demise by States, which wants to keep the talks with the Contras in November, important steps have been taken refusing to lay down their arms and rebels intact at least until next the Nicaraguan government pinned towards the eventual disbanding of infiltrating thousands more fighters February to pressure the leftist its hopes for disbanding the rebels on the Contras. into Nicaragua from bases in Sandinista government to hold fair a new Central American presidential The Organization of American Honduras. elections. summit. States and United Nations have Diplomats now say the Contras The U.S. Congress cut military aid But a major offensive by leftist formed a commission to oversee the are likely to be around at least until to the Contras last year but has guerrillas in El Salvador has thrust process and the first of 625 U.N. next February's Nicaraguan approved some $60 million in the Contra problem into the observers, called for under the plan, elections and perhaps beyond. humanitarian aid until next background. were due in Central America last "The December 5 date always February. Any hopes of a new agreement weekend. seemed difficult to meet and now it Nicaraguan Deputy Foreign receded further when El Salvador's But formidable obstacles, such as looks quite unrealistic," one western Minister Victor Hugo Tinoco said President Alfredo Cristiani persuading the rebels to return to diplomat said. Washington held the keys to suspended relations with Nicaragua Nicaragua or arranging for other He said he would not bet on the disbanding the contras in its last week, accusing it of supplying countries to accept them, remain. Contras being disbanded before the logistical support and financing, sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Another western diplomat said the Feb. 25 elections. "As long as the U.S. government the guerrillas. Sandinista government would"We may be a good way down the doesn't use any of these instruments, probably not succeed in getting the road but it's hard to feel confident the Contra leadership is not going to C contras disbanded by the Feb. 25 that it could be completed by then," want to negotiate," he told reporters. a Central American summit in elections. he said. The Sandinista government wants Nicaragua in December, as planned. "But they will do their utmost to After months of relative calm, the a rapid end to the debilitating eightEven if the presidents do meet, have at least the principle of Contra Contra war has boiled up again since year war, which has killed 40,000 diplomats say it is difficult to see demobilization accepted by then," he President Daniel Ortega lifted a people and devastated the economy. what Nicaragua can do to achieve said. Ban on RP-flag ships'absurd,'Rodriguez claims PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI) move "is absurd" and "totally course, it affects the Panamanian government exercises over Panama." -President Francisco A. Rodriguez contrary .to the North American people, it affects private business, Rodriguez said the move has denounced the Bush administration government's own capitalist and both national and international," the angered shipowners, especially those last week for implementing an commercial policy which advocates president said. in Asia, as many ships from Japan "unimaginative, absurd policy" that .competence, efficiency without "y wk ,a H g Kang ah iser d in bans Panamanian-flagged vessels any type of discrimination." "Any way you look at it, (the and Hong Kong are registered in from entering U.S. ports. "This is a highly political move) is absurd," said Rodriguez. "It Panama. U.S. shipowners are also Rodriguez, in an interview with discrimination that affects the whole is part of the unimaginative, absurd against the ban, Rodriguez United Press International, said the world, it affects our government, of policy that the North American maintained. Nicaraguan government denies visas to US. delegation TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras to Montgomery and three other Feb. 25 elections. sovereignty, our dignity and our (UPI) -A U.S. lawmaker accused congressmen who had planned to Congress has approved $9 million rights under international law. But at President Daniel Ortega of "trying to visit the country as representatives of to fund Cham or r o and the least we can prevent them from doing get away from having a free election" an electoral observer commission Nicaraguan electoral process. so as our invited guests." last weekend after the Nicaraguan named by President Bush. The D'Escoto said the group could visit government denied visas to an commission includes 20 members of "No one in the world could Nicaragua if they disassociated American delegation trying to enter the House of Representatives and the reasonably contend that President themselves from the presidential the country to observe political Senate, Montgomery said. Bush or his hand-picked commission commission, Montgomery told a campaigning. Nicaraguan Foreign Minister are impartial when it comes to news conference in the Honduran "I think this is a total setback in the Miguel D'Escoto said the Nicaragua," D'Escoto said in a letter capital. democratic process," said Rep. G.V. government denied visas to the to Montgomery's delegation. "We "We have turned down this Montgomery, D-Miss., the leader of congressional delegation because might not be able to stop the U.S. request," Montgomery said. "We the delegation. "It looks to me like Congress continues to provide aid to government from violating our represent the president." they are trying to get away from the Contra rebels and to opposition having a free election." presidential candidate Violeta B an upsets world's tanker owners Nicaragua denied visas Thursday Chamorro, who faces Ortega in the Ban ups et w orld s ake w n ers OSLO, Norway (Reuter) -An "This measure will deny Noriega international association of tanker and his puppet regime tens of owners criticized the United States millions of dollars of revenue," last week for banning PanamanianWhite House spokesman Marlin registered ships from U.S. ports as Fitzwater said Thursday. part of its bid to oust Panama's \ strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio "Noriega's cronies will also be Noriega. deprived of millions of dollars of "Shipping should not be a pawn in illegal income in the form of bribes international politics," said Kristian and kickbacks," Fitzwater added. Fuglesang, spokesman for the In addition, trade specialists said International Association of the ban could increase U.S. shipping Independent Tanker Owners costs as firms scramble to change (Intertanko). their vessel registrations. "Intertanko regrets the American "It's likely to have quite a large decision," he added. effect on Panama. People are going The group, which claims to to begin to immediately shift their represent more than half the world's registration," said Mark Aspinwall, tanker fleet, had previously government affairs representative for contacted U.S. authorities to seek the United Shipowners of America. AID FOR CHAMORRO -U.S. aid to Nicaragua opposition candidate assurances that shipping would not Violeta Chamorro, shown here with President Bush at the White House, was be affected by Washington's More than 13,000 U.S. ships of one reason cited by Foreign Minister MiguelD'Escotofor denying visas to a campaign to oust Noriega, over 1,000 gross tons have U.S. congressional delegation. (AP Laserphoto) Fuglesang said. Panamanian registry.

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4 Tropic Times Dec. 5, 1989 ACROSS 36 He fought 53 Spelling 16 PalnSURPRISE, Y PAPPY BROUGHT 1 Road to at contests dromic SURPRISE, YOU A BOX OF Rome Waterloo DOWN time? OL' GULLET!! "'CHOMPIES" I 5 Handle 37 Take a 1 "Bus Stop" 20 Fast plane roughly spouse play21 Large plum 8 Give out 38 Orange or wright 22 Merriment heat Indian 2 Acid 23 Like Leroy 12 Califor41 Barbara 3 Fencing Brown nia valley -Geddes sword 24 Actress 13 Brazilian 42 State 4 Actress MacGraw bird further -Dawn 25 Ending for 14 City on the 45 -precChong success Mohawk dent 5 -Your 26 Actor's 15 "The -of 46 Arm of Wagon" signal America" Lake 6 English 27 Black bird 17 Ardor Michigan composer 28 Make a lap I FEEL LIKE PON'T ARGUE! I'L L BET 18 Simone's 48 Deep draft 7 Joker 29 Stallone's WE'RE GOI N& MY COMPAS THEY ATTRACT summer of liquor 8 World's nickname IN THE WRONG POINTS THIS A LOT OF 19 "My -49 Hardwood largest 31 Pig's digs PIRECTION WAY HIKERS and Only" tree island 34 Golf WAYNACK HIAKR-ERS 20 Denim 50 -was I 9 Girl of gadget SOUVENIRS-MA trousers ere. song 35 African 21 "Peggy 51 S. African 10 Muscat's river Sue -fox land 37 Calendar Married" 52 Footlike 11 Anagram units 11-17 22 Swamp organ for news 38 Greek 23 HighSolution time: 27 mins. mountain lander's 39 Stitches child 40 Aconite 26 Sailor's 41 Scottish DENNIS THE MENACE BY sword hillside HENRY BOLTINOFF 30 Lily plant 42 Singer 0 31 "House of Lane Virginia 32 Blue dye governor 33 Alcove 44 Stains used at 46 Repub. mealtime initials 35 Concord 47 Seize 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 _K 1 16 17) 1989 King Features Syndicat. inc. ---9 20 Find at least six differences in details between panels. 21 2 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 _30 31 -2 313 134 35 36 37 1 38 39 40 41 42 43 4 -52-ES, MRS. WLSON KNWM TOAT J l'M 40-1 i o !.yV0,q -ETTI NG Tie4E LAWN ALL WET 5ueJ8 S! auIvPN 9 iUiP I s esew s u epo a th e Jne xuS d1 y.ds d Z 5USiSut S! b td i." u riin "Drag the nextwoi e~'t. Chs "The fitness craze is over Leonard You can ga t fi sel T y Dra eetopenits (y stop holding in your stomach.d my landlord doesn't find out about it Your Individual Horoscope ARIES tear about a child s progress. Joy SCORPIO should be a productive time in (Mar. 21 to Apr 19) comes through recreational interests (O.t. 2310 No 21) business and other financial areas. A It rs not th( time to quibble over today. Romance is a plus, providing A tendency to gloss over details slight rmisunderstanding is possible small Aoint Accent charm and you avoid p.m. mooiness. should be avoided today. Fe diligent tonight. friendlinems now with those on top. LEO lest y. have ino errors to correct Today's finanticial developments (Auy23 to Aug. 22) n later Daring nd leisure pursuits an' shha se wr Business tot yltasure ra to CapiC grpds (Feb. 19 to M w. g t s tEMN Acentithe thngsht plare g'Oitin ih((e.2 hapil acc. E espsbty for a ior fernAwcy TAUR JUS your advantage, but you could have SAGIY ARIs S f atrieto r y inourl d prety (Apr.90 io May 20) minor (difficulties with a co-worker (Nov. 22 to Dec. 211 bu loe tinssol opet (Apr o r ay 2) t now. Pay extra attention to details Getting things tone around te m ruch your own way today Social liae Pate rs work yelogt as a D ic ilv leats to romnpce and plans fall into team An imitation to visit friends at pleri pospe ad hf a ial ftve e sat yoo wravelata a distance ome now Social life is a VIRGO today. Shopping for the home and plday I'm Arasel. phis', today but dont let, (Aug. 23 to Se It entertaining guests are favored now. in'onsequentals upset you tonight. Ito' not a good day to discuss Watch judgment after the noon hour. YOU BORN TODAY work well with what's wrong with your relationship. CAPRICORN groups and are willing to assume GEMINI ~ Accent the things that are going right (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) iv: responsibility for others. Always (May 21 to tun(' 20) 'A' and you'll achieve greater closeness Be less critical of a family member. strive to better yourself and don't You hiave extra Incentive today to now. Dating should he a plus! tOtherwise, this is a good day to make ever let yourself stay in a rit. You are go after what you want. You'll be LIBRA ~ important phone calls and to in tune with universal principles and olpeinig doors for yourself in career (Sept. 23 1. 0i c.2) communicate your thoughts. Travel often achieve a notable success in' thle ino sinrs A dIis igriun with a friend Your drive puts you a step ahead of and social life are pluses. 'arts. You would make a line teacher is lositiover a moey muatl'r. the competition today. Income AQUARIUS or adviser as well. Birthdate of: Jyi. C ANCEFR Ig should Improve. You may be (tan. 20 to Feb. 18) KiLmer, poet; D~avid Bruhbeck, jarm f.Iui I 21 toidy ?21 (' eterainIfing som business You're on the go now a;it will musician; and Lynn Fonitanne It' a gooid day to Ie' t With, coilleatgueis at home this evening, accomTplish what you set out to do. It actress.

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Tropic Times Dec. 5, 19893 entertainment 4:30 Guiding Light 1:30 am. Nightline 5:15 General Hospital TV guide 6:00 SCN Everng Report Wednesday 6:30 ABC World News Tonight 5:30 am. CNN Headline News 7:00 Jeopardy 6:00 CNN Headline News T esday 7:30 Saturday Night With Connie Chung 6:30 NBC At Sunrise 12:00 a.m. CNN Headline News 8:30 St. Elsewhere 7:00 NBC Today Show 12:30 SCN Midday Report 9:25 Community Bulletin 9:00 Morning Stretch 12:40 Sports Machine 9:30 NBC Nightly News 9:25 Sesame Street 1:00 Donahue. What They Did For Love 10:00 Entertainment Tonight 10:30 USA Today 2:00 Another World 10:30 Hill Street 11:00 Classic Concentration 3:00 Star Trek 11:20 SCN Late Night Report 11:30 Barney Miller 3:48 CNN Headline Newsbreak 11:30 NBC Tonight Show 11:55 Community Bulletin 4:00 Encyclopedia 12:30 Latenight With David Letterman 12:00 CNN Headline News 8:40 p.m. LET IT RIDE (PG-13) Richard Dreyfuss Quarry Heights S movies -Tuesday Clayton CLOSED 6 p.m. DO THE RIGHT THING (R) Spike Le Davis Howard 8:40 p.m. K-9 (PG-13) James Belushi 7 p.m. BATMAN (PG-13) Jack Nicholson 6 p.m. LICENSE TO KILL (PG-13) Timothy Amador A adults $1.50; Children $1.00 Dalton CLOSED Chicken in the basket; Lunch: Grill sandwich Clayton NCO Club -Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-l p.m. clubs -Tuesday bar; Breakfast: 6:30-11 a.m. Quarry Heights O'Club -Available for special Naval Station CPO Club -A la carte dining; functions. Call 289-3506; Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-l Games. p.m. Open for dinner. Bamboo Inn -Lunch: II a.m.-2 p.m. Naval Station O' Club -Live entertainment; Ft. Amador O'Club -Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-l p.m. Espinar Community Club -Available for special Dining: turkey croissant; Lunch: 11 a.m.-1p.m. Bayview Room -Lunch functions and parties only. Call 289-5160. Naval Station Anchorage Club -Dining: STRAC Club -Open, 4:30-10 p.m. Albrook O'Club -Closed for maintenance. military news Salvador attacks reveal army deficiencies SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador command posts and sniper nests. shot in cold blood in the first week of The FMLN offensive highlighted (Reuter) -A fierce guerrilla With gunfire echoing through the offensive. bad coordination between different offensive in El Salvador has laid bare palm-fringed avenues, U.S. families The army's sluggish performance army units, command-and-control serious deficiencies in the U.S.fled to the fortress-like embassy to in combat apparently alarmed problems, and faulty intelligence backed armed forces and sapped the shelter there for the night before Washington. A day after U.S. all targets of U.S. criticism from the credibility of U.S. policies here. being flown home. Some 230 U.S. citizens were airlifted to safety, the early 1980s. Diplomats and military analysts citizens -contract workers and chief of U.S. military operations in Chief-of-staff Ponce admitted at a say the 56,000-strong security forces wives and children of diplomats -Latin America, Gen. Maxwell news conference the armed forces have been on the defensive, reacting were evacuated to safety in the Thurman, paid a lightning visit to El had not had solid information on the rather than acting, since Nov. 11 United States. Salvador and had talks with army impending guerrilla attack until two when the leftist Farabundo Marti The move contrasted sharply with chief of staff Col. Rene Emilio days before it started. At least one National Liberation Front (FMLN) repeated statements by U.S. officials Ponce. embassy here cabled home details on launched its biggest assault in the that the government of President According to diplomatic sources, assault preparations a full week decade-old war. Alfredo Cristiani had the situation Thurman urged the colonel to pursue earlier. "The FMLN has had the military under control. more aggressive tactics and wrest the The offensive appeared unlikely to initiative throughout the fighting," While the army had limited success initiative from the guerrillas. break the military stalemate which said a European diplomat. "They in blocking the FMLN's urban Military experts recalled that the has kept the war going year after made the army look incompetent." offensive, human rights groups here United States had suggested -and year. Neither side is capable of In addition to training, arming, reported that death squads linked to the Salvadorans accepted -the need outright victory. financing and advising the the military were back in action for different tactics after every major But the assault, diplomats said, Salvadoran military, since 1981 the against suspected rebel supporters army setback in the war. could change the political landscape United States has provided an and left-wing sympathizers. But the latest fighting provided and complicate the already complex average of $1.2 million a day in aid to The Roman Catholic church and clear evidence that the Salvadoran problems of El Salvador. ElSalvador,turning the countryinto human rights groups blamed military still rely on superior "There are three power centers in the third-biggest recipient of members of the security forces for the numbers, greater firepower, and its El Salvador," one ambassador said. American assistance in the world. massacre of six Jesuit priests who U.S.-supplied air force to deal with "The army, President Cristiani, and Twice within three weeks, were dragged from their beds and the insurgents. the U.S. embassy. It will be insurgents launched offenses, interesting to see how their turning the wealthiest districts of the relationship develops over the next Salvadoran capital into battlefew months." grounds and prompting the U.S. -~Support for the armed forces embassy to arrange the first mass appears to be diminishing among evacuation of dependents since the many of the wealthy, conservative war began in 1979. Salvadorans whose homes were in the line of fire during the battles in Even the guerrillas appeared Escalon. surprised by the ease with which they "I deplore that the Armed Forces could attack, seize buildings, and slip were so slow in reacting," said away again when the army counterManuel Vsdes, a well-to-do attacked with superior forces. .businessman after the worst fighting. One of the FMLN fighters who "The army did too little, too late." occupied parts of the Sheraton Hotel The upsurge in the war apparently -with 70 guests, including convinced many wealthy Organization of American States Salvadorans that the army could not chief Joao Baena Soares -told protect them and the United States reporters: "None of us thought it would not protect them, pulling out would be so easy." its own citizens and leaving their The Sheraton occupiers melted Salvadoran neigbors to their fate. back into the night after two days of The criticism could provoke the high drama. Residents of the army to redouble its efforts or might exclusive Escalon and San Benito -help convince it and the hardliners in districts -rarely touched in 10 years .Cristiani's right-wing National of war -thought their nightmare SAFETYSTRESSEDPettyOfCeFDALabW walksPastaP3-Orion Republican Alliance (ARENA) of was over plane at theBrunswickNavalA ir Station inBrunswick,Maine, last month. the need for negotiations with the Eight days later, the rebels struck The planes were grounded at the base in response to the Navy's 48-hour FMLN -without insisting they first again, turning elegant villas into shutdown of normal activities to stress safety procedures. (APLaserphoto) lay down their arms.

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Tropic Times U Dec. 5, 1989 I p-,orts Duran ready for Leonard's clowning LAS VEGAS, (Reuter) -if combination after slipping a punch. Roberto Duran has his way, Sugar But Duran, 38, will be fighting a Ray Leonard will have to go to the 33-year-old Leonard who has won circus to see the clowns. five world titles, is 33-1-1 and is Duran was asked after a workout considered to have been one of the Monday how he would react if top welterweights ever. Leonard put on one of his patented Leonard looks trim, as does clowning acts when the two fight for Duran, who weighed about 195 Leonard's super middleweight title pounds last June. They are expected Thursday night. to enter the ring at about 160 pounds. "He can do what he wants," Duran Duran, who may go down as one said through an interpreter. "But to of the wo may go doweights beat Roberto Duran, ]he's going to ofthe two or three best lightweights have to fight. I came to Las Vegas to ever, says he has more than a few fight. incentives to win Thursday night in the outdoor ring next to the brand"I'm a fighter not a clown. The new Mirage hotel. clowns are in the circus." It was Leonard's clowning and "I don't know why Leonard made Duran's embarrassment over it that me wait so long (for a rematch), but is generally seen as the big reason that's the way God wanted it and now Duran quit in the eighth round of I'm going to make him pay," Duran their second fight in 1980. Duran said. uttered perhaps the most famous "I consider myself one of the words in boxing when he told the greatest fighters ever, but here referee "No Mas" (" No More"). (United States) I never got the There is little reason to suspect respect I deserve," Duran said that Leonard, a 2-1 favorite to win, intensely. will not taunt Duran again with his clown's repertoire. The Panamanian said he has The act includes winding up with fought the best fighters around to get one arm and then flicking out a slap his 85-7 record and yet he is not given with the other hand, mugging with enough credit. his head outstretched, daring Duran The "No Mas" fight and his often to hit him, a fast shuffle with his feet Tte "oMack had hiseothan and generally playing to the crowd. sputtering comeback had more than nDugeeranlookyd paint bterw a little impact on his reputation in the Duran looked a lot better in his United States. Duran said that after sparring session Monday than at his he quit against Leonard his last outing Saturday. But almost countrymen, "treated me very, very anything would have been better, bad. They turned their backs on me. compared to his zombie-like They insulted me. approach to his work then. Monday, Duran picked off many "But after I beat Davey Moore (to punches in three rounds of sparring win the WBA junior middleweight Sugar Ray Leonard, a 2-1favorite in Thursday'sfight with Roberto Duran in against a boxer with a 5-1 record. He title in 1983), I won their applause," Las Vegas, is knownfor his clowning acts which Duran says won't bother him also landed a crisp three-punch Duran said. In the bout. (photo by Grover Matheney) huNFL Standings 17 NFL teams still in playoff hunt FONdiNCs NEW YORK (AP) -After 13 much he was replaced by Mike Pagel NFC CENTRAL W L T Pct. weeks of the NFL season, 17 of the 28 in the 21-0 loss to the Bengals Minnesota is tied with Green Bay Bfflo 8 5 0 .615 teams -including Washington -Sunday. Nor do the Browns have it at 8-5 and currently has the Bufl 7 6 0 .5 have some shot at the playoffs. easy -they must go to Indianapolis tiebreaker edge because it finished Miami 7 6 0 .538 Here's a division-by-division and Houston and get Minnesota at division play 6-2 and the Packers Indianapolis 6 7 0 .462 rundown: home. already have three division losses. New England 5 8 0 .385 AFC WEST But after entertaining 3-10 Atlanta at N.Y. Jets 4 9 0 .308 AFC EAST Denver is fighting Buffalo for the home next week, the Vikings play the Central The Bills, 8-4 entering Monday home field while their loss to the Browns on the road and the Bengals Houston 8 5 0 .615 night's game, had a two-game lead in Raiders put Los Angeles in the at home, not the easiest of schedules. Cleveland 7 5 1 .577 the loss column over Miami plus the middle of the wild-card picture -The Packers, meanwhile, have Cincinnati 7 6 0 .538 edge in any tiebreaker -they beat they'd be the second AFC wild card if Kansas City at home, then finish at Pittsburgh 6 7 0 .462 the Dolphins twice. the playoffs started now. They'll also Chicago and Dallas. The Bears, at West Moreover, Miami's "easy" be favored in their next two games, 6-7 are probably out of it but would finishing schedule has exploded in its against Phoenix at home and Seattle like nothing more than to be a spoiler -Denver 10 3 0 .769 face -with losses to Pittsburgh and on the road before finishing against against their most bitter rivals, the L.A. Raiders 7 6 0 .538 Kansas City. The Dolphins could get the Giants in the Meadowlands. Packers. Kansas City 6 6 1 .500 a wild-card berth with three wins but Kansas City, 6-6-1, may be wildNFC WEST Seattle 4 9 0 .308 they have New England and Kansas card sleeper. The Chiefs, who have San Francisco, 11-2, can clinch the San Diego 4 9 0 .308 City at home and Indianapolis on the won their last two, finish with Green division with one more win or one NATIONAL CONFERENCE road, none of them guaranteed wins. Bay on the road, San Diego at home, more loss by the Rams, something East Give the Colts an outside shot at a then at Miami and could make it with the 49ers can take care of on their Philadelphia 9 4 0 .692 wild card if they win their last three three wins. own when they play the Rams in N.Y. Giants 9 4 0 .692 -Cleveland and Miami at home, NFC EAST Anaheim next Monday night. Washington 7 6 0 .538 New Orleans on the road. Philadelphia and New York are Los Angeles, on the other hand, Phoenix 5 8 0 .385 AFC CENTRAL tied at 9-4, but the Eagles have the will be favored in its other two games Dall 1 12 0 077 Houston is in control at 8-5, tiebreaker edge because they've -at home against the Jets and at as particularly since they have two of beaten the Giants twice and look to New England. The latter could be Central three games at home. But the Oilers, have only one more tough game -at troublesome -the Rams have been Green Bay 8 5 0 .615 a poor road team despite Sunday's New Orleans in two weeks. Their barely surviving lately and they're Minnesota 8 5 0 .615 23 -16 win in snowy Pittsburgh, have other games are home against Dallas hardly a good cold weather team. Chi cago 6 7 0 .462 to play at 7-6 Cincinnati in two and Phoenix. Tampa Bay 5 8 0 .385 weeks. If the Bengals win and beat The Giants, meanwhile, must play Detroit 4 9 0 .308 the Seahawks at home and atDenvernextweekbeforeclosingat West Minnesota on the road, they win the home against the Cowboys and San Francisco 11 2 0 .846 division. Rai edskins' outside shot is just L.A. Rams 9 4 0 .692 The Browns are 7-5-1 and fading that -if they finish in a wild-card tie New Orleans 6 7 0 .462 -they've scored just 20 points in two with the Giants, for example, they Atlanta 3 10 0 .231 losses and a tie the past three weeks lose because New York beat them x-clinched division title and Bernie Kosar's elbow aches so twice.

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Tropic Times g Dec. 5, 1989 I Seahawks shock Bills, 17-16 in Kingdome SEATTLE (AP) -Dave Krieg Bills (8-5) still lead the AFC East by consecutive game streak with a catch leading pass catcher, got the Bills and John Williams combined on one game over Miami. to 174. back in it with the 61-yard TD. He Seattle's longest play of the season, a Seattle (5-8) clinched the victory Then Krieg and McNeal combined beat Melvin Jenkins on a slant-in, 51-yard touchdown pass with 5:38 -and Buffalo's fourth successive on the 48-yarder. Krieg avoided a eluded tackles by Eugene Robinson remaining Monday night, lifting the road loss -when M.L. Johnson strong rush and lobbed the ball to and Nesby Glasgow and sped to the Seahawks past the sputtering Buffalo recovered a fumble by Larry McNeal, who caught it over Leonard end zone. Bills 17-16. Kinnebrew. Smith. McNeal cut across the field as Buffalo moved to Seattle's 15 on its Krieg, making his first start after Bthree Bills missed him and was next possession, but Dwayne Harper Buffalo had taken a 16-10 lead on caught by Smith at the Buffalo 15. leaped to break up a pass for Flip being benched for two games, field goals of 32, 40 and 43 yards by Paul Skansi caught an 11-yard Johnson and tipped the ball to avoided a heavy rush and lobbed the Scott Norwood. But he missed from pass before Warner scored from the Robinson for an interception. ball over linebacker Ray Bentley. 48 yards just before Krieg hit 1, just his third touchdown this The Bills were right back in scoring Williams grabbed it at the 35, Williams. season -he's averaged 10 in his five position moments later when Harper rumbled down the right sideline, got Earlier, defensive end Art Still full seasons. Le Bel's high snap went off punter a block from Brian Blades and ran made the first interception of his Largent continued his heroics Ruben Rodriguez's hands and over Nate Odomes into the end zone, career to set up a field goal and Jim when he ran left, untouched, into the Buffalo recovered at the 10. Earlier, Krieg hit rookie tight end Kelly hit Andre Reed, the AFC's end zone for the extra point after All the Bills got was Norwood's Travis McNeal on a similar play for leading receiver, for a 61-yard score. Norm Johnson stumbled. 32-yard field goal, tying it at 10 at 48 yards, the team's biggest play of Seattle moved smartly to its Reed, now Buffalo's all-time halftime. 1989 until the game-winner. opening score, a 29-yard field goal by The victory snapped Seattle's fourNorm Johnson. Krieg hit Curt game losing streak and damaged Warner for 13 yards and Steve Buffalo's chances of catching Denver Largent for 24, extending the NFL's Portland dumps M magic for the best record in the AFC. The all-time leading receiver's record ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Portland's swarming defense Sparked by its defense, the made the difference, cutting off Portland Trail Blazers pulled the Magic's inside game in the spo rts bu ef s away in the second half Monday second half. The Trail Blazers also night to defeat the Orlando Magic got its running game going, New Mavs coach Coach Buddy Ryan said he is 121-95. scoring 26 points on fastbreak counting on "all the baloney" The Trail Blazers outscored opportunities after intermission. DALLAS (AP) -Richie from the recent bounty Orlando 66-44 in the second half Catledge scored only two points Abubato, after several days of c on t r o v e r s y t o give his to push its record to 13-4 -second in the second half, while Theus weighing an offer from the Dallas Philadelphia Eagles an emotional best in the NBA. Jerome Kersey had four. Mavericks, agreed to become liftl hi aye an e goinsl scored 22 points and Kevin Besides Kersey and Duckworth, coach of the NBA team for the the Dallas Cowboys. Duckworth had 19 for Portland. Portland got double-figure remainder of the season, the club "al's Cowboy Orlando was led by Reggie scoring from Clyde Drexler with said Monday. weeks in a row," said Ryan, whose Theus' 17 points. Terry Catledge 18 points, Buck Williams and team is coming off a peak from a added 16 and Jerry Reynolds 13. Terry Porter each with 16 and Yankees deal catcher 24-17 triumph over the Giants Portland led 55-51 at halftime. rookie Cliff Robinson with 15. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Sunday. But Kersey had 11 points as Kersey hit 10 of 16 shots and The New York Yankees dealt Portland outscored the Magic 29had nine rebounds. He started the catcher Don Slaught to the ABC files suit 14 in the first eight minutes of the game hitting 38.6 percent from the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday for third quarter to take an 84-65 lead. field. right-handers Jeff Robinson and NEW YORK (AP) -Capital rihi thin JefRison tad o Cities-ABC Inc. filed suit against twier mtingtest. rdeo the Treasury Department onL rr c n s re >4o 2 h ine meis. Monday, claiming the governH ur canes new N o. 2 ment was trying to block live Eagles get lift television coverage of the 1l1 NEW YORK (UPI) -Miami Hawaii, 9-2 with one game left PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Pan American Games in Cuba. claimed the No. 2 spot in the college against Air Force, remained 19th but football ratings Monday, giving the was joined in a tie by returnee Texas Hurricanes the best shot at the Tech, 8-3. national title should No. 1 Colorado Leaving the rankings were Arizona stumble in the Orange Bowl. and Ohio State. Schools ineligible for Demanda de ABC Cambio de jugadores Colorado, 11-0 and the nation's the Top 20 are Cincinnati, Houston, NUEVA YORK (AP)El lunes NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP) -only undefeated team, stayed in the Memphis State, Oklahoma and Ia Corporaci6n, Capital Cities -Los Yankees de Nueva York No. I spot it inherited last week while Oklahoma State. ABC Inc., interpuso una demanda acordaron intercambiar a Don the Hurricanes, 10-1, moved into the contra el departamento del Slaught con los Pirates de No. 2 spot vacated by Alabama, Tesoro, el lunes, alegando que el Pittsburgh con el mano derecha which lost 30-20 to Auburn. The ollegeTop 25 gobierno estaba tratando de Jeff Robinson y Willie Smith en Crimson Tide tumbled to No. 7. bloquear las transmisiones de las primeras negociaciones de esta C o lo r ado, M i am i, N o .3 televisi6n en vivo de los Juegos kpoca de invierno. DMicean, 10-1, ere id No.and eac Panamericanos de 1991 que se Se animan los Eagles moved up a spot as did No. 5 Florida The Top Twenty Five teams in FILADELFIA (AP) -El State, 10-2, after beating Florida the Associated Press Dec. 4,1989 entrenador Buddy Ryan inform6 24-17. preseason college basketball poll, Nuevo entrenador que 61 esti contando con "todos Colorado and Notre Dame meet in with total points based on top 25 DALLAS (AP) -Richie los rumores" de Ia reciente the Orange Bowl, with the Buffaloes inverse points: Abubato, despuis de varios dias controversia para darle a su virtually assured their first title if they Team Points de meditar sobre una oferta del equipo, Philadelphia Eagles, un beat the Fighting Irish. Miami plays 1. Syracuse 1,535 equipo Dallas Mavericks, se estimulo emocional el cual Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and 2. Kansas 1,443 decidi6 aceptar el nuevo cargo necesitaron el domingo al Florida State faces No. 6 Nebraska, 3. Georgetown 1,425 como entrenador del equipo del enfrentarse al equipo, Dallas 10-1, in the Fiesta Bowl. Seven teams 4. Missouri 1,325 NBA por el resto de Ia temporada Cowboys. with one loss are playing in Jan. 1 5. UNLV 1,265 bowls. 6. Duke 1,246 The Buffaloes received 42 of 47 7. Illinois 1,139 Racers give clues on handling stress votes for 697 of 705 8. Michigan Ra esgv cu so a dln tes possible points from the Board of 9. LSU 1,051 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -aren't psychologically unusual, said Coaches to lead Miami by 50 points. 10. Arkansas 1,031 Would-be super athletes who take on Andrew Myers, the study director. Three coaches failed to vote. The 11. Louisville 888 projects like bicycling across the "We thought we'd find that they were Hurricanes, with 647 points, received 12. Oklahoma 797 country are psychologically pretty all crazy but the data just doesn't four first-place votes, with Florida 13. UCLA 761 much like the rest of us, but may offer support that." State receiving the remaining first14. Indiana 687 some clues on handling daily stress, The racers ride for 10 days with place ballot. 15. St. John's 468 researchers say. one to two hours of sleep a night, Illinois, 9-2, stayed at No. 11 16. Memphis St. 460 "We look at sports as a way to look conditions producing what Whelan followed by Southern Cal, 8-2-1; No. 17. North Carolina 459 at other things in life that are harder and Myers say produces a unique 13 Clemson, 9-2 and No. 14 Virginia, 18. Georgia Tech 448 to study," said James Whelan, a source of study subjects under 10-2. 19. N. Carolina St. 428 Memphis State University extreme physical and emotional No. 15 Texas A&M, 8-3, improved 20. Arizona 407 psychologist and part of a team stress. two places with a 21-10 victory over 21. Alabama 285 studying riders in the annual Race "These people reported some Texas, sending No. 16 Brigham 22. Pittsburgh 281 Across America. rather serious psychological Young, 10-2, and No. 17 West 23. Temple 275 Even though they voluntarily take disturbances during the race," Virginia, 8-2-1, down one place. 24. Oregon St. on the grueling challenge, riders Whelan said. Penn State, 7-3-1, stayed 18th and 25. Florida

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8 Tropic Times Dec. 5, 1989 Bush vows to keep significant force in Europe BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPI) -of decoupling, the decoupling of the dogged by speculation that in a bid to up, get those troops out, move down President Bush, promising United States and Canada from seize the initiative with Gorbachev he to equal levels." adherence to Western formulas for NATO, particularly at this highly might suggest deeper or follow-on "I, the president of the United disarmament, assured NATO allies sensitive time." cuts to those on the table at the States, will kick our bureaucracy and Monday that the United States "will "Mr. Gorbachev understood Vienna Conference on Forces in push it as fast a I possibly can," Bush maintain significant military forces" that," Bush told a news conference at Europe. said. in Europe even as reform in Eastern NATO headquarters before That sparked warnings from Noting he had discussed the issue Europe lessens the risk of war. wrapping up his four-day trip and British Prime Minister Margaret only the night before with Gen. Meeting with them at NATO going home. Thatcher in particular that the West John Galvin, the commander of U.S. headquarters, Bush said "good Asked by reporters aboard Air must remain on its guard until forces in Europe, Bush said: "I'm thinking" dictates the West remain Force One why he was in such a rush certain of the permanence and longconvinced that I must do more to strong to guarantee the "new era" of to leave Brussels, Bush said, term ramifications of the changes in keep it on schedule and I encouraged peace he proclaimed after a weekend "Because I want to be on time for Eastern Europe. the other allies to do the same. I don't summit with Soviet President dinner with my wife." To assuage those concerns, Bush think there was any resistance to Mikhail Gorbachev. Air Force One landed at Andrews said Monday that he and Gorbachev that." Bush, flush with success from the Air Force Base in suburban spoke only "very broadly about our NATO General Secretary shipboard summit in Malta, told the Washington at 7:07 p.m. EST, and aspirations for further arms control" Manfred Woerner underscored the allies he and Gorbachev will not rush Bush arrived at the White House and did not go beyond the reductions need to not leapfrog ahead of the forward in a euphoric atmosphere of aboard a Marine helicopter 17 in troops, tanks, aircraft and artillery current negotiations in telling good will to consider deeper arms minutes later. He was greeted by being discussed at the CFE talks. reporters that "we only want to get cuts in Europe than those now being cheering staff members and a smiling Asked about the notion of a "CFE the concrete results which are negotiated. first lady Barbara Bush. II" accord, Bush said: "I'd like to get possible now to the first step before While able to "look forward to a Over the last few weeks, Bush was a CFE I in the bank first, get it locked you consider others." utopian day" when U.S. troops might not be needed, he said, "What f~ 6 35Envronmental groups file suit we don't want to do is send the signal E v r n e t lg o p i e s i WASHINGTON (UPI) -Five endangered gray wolf and threatened Fish and Wildlife Service that the * environmental groups sued the U.S. grizzly bear in Flathead National Flathead National Forest will close nottC s revel Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Forest in Montana. roads in occupied grizzly bear and Wildlife Service Monday, charging The groups charged the Forest gray wolf habitat in order to protect Por Ia Prensa International the agencies have failed to protect the Service is violating the federal the bear and wolf, the Forest Service Endangered Species Act by building has failed to meet its obligations Condenan accin Ch"se follows towr too many roads in the park, one of under the Endangered Species Act," Moscu -El lider Sovi~tico ..the most important refuges for said Keith Hammer, spokesman for Mikhail Gorbachev y los lideres de for RIO M ar ViSItOrs grizzly bears and gray wolves in the the Swan View Coalition. Bulgaria, Alemania Oriental, continental United States. Hammer said rather than closing Hungria y Polonia condenaron la FORT CLAYTON (USARSO The lawsuit was filed in federal roads, the forest service was building invasi6n de 1968 de ChecoslovaPAO) -Four shots were fired at an court in Montana by the Sierra Club more roads, which he said force bears quia que fuk encabezada por los Army van during a high-speed chase Legal Defense Fund, along with four and wolves out of important habitat Sovieticos en una reunion de las incident that occurred late Sunday local environmental groups, the and lead to more killings of animals superpotencias en la cumbre. afternoon on the Arraijan-Chorrera Swan View Coalition, Resources that encounter humans. bypass. Limited, Friends of the Wild Swan, He said the fish and wildlife service Amenaza de huelga At the time of the incident, the van and Five Valleys Audubon Society. has failed to conduct required studies and its four passengers were "Despite the repeated assurances on the impact of the forest service's PRAGA, Checoslovaquia -returning from an Army-sponsored of the Forest Service and the U.S. logging plans on endangered species. Lideres de la reforma que se one-day trip to Rio Mar. Just past dirigian a la multitud de the toll booth on the four-lane protestantes en la Plaza de highway, a blue Nissan car with Weceslas, amenazaron con una tinted windows passed the van and huelga nacional si el Partido began to signal and maneuver it off MANILA, (Reuter) -The "There is a possibility of Comunista no renunciaba al the road. U.S. embassy in the Philippines increased hostilities," the embassy control del gobierno. When the van pulled to the side of today urged Americans living near said in a statement broadcast the highway, two men emerged from Manila's rebel-held financial repeatedly on the U.S. Ex-secretario en lios the car and moved toward the van. district to evacuate their homes military's television network. WASHINGTONimmediately because of possible The embassy said Americans mento de Justicia anunci6 el liTes the driver of the van backed up, increased hostilities in the area. living in seven exclusive districts ment deJusicianuni~elune th drver f te vn bakeduparound the embattled area que conducirA investigaci6n de las maneuvered around the car, and sped The embassy issued the "should immediately leave their posibles actividades criminales del off down the road. emergency alert shortly after residences and proceed to areas ex-secretario de Vivienda, Samuel The car followed, and the resulting forces loyal to President Corazon removed from Makati." Pierce, el cual conduciri al high-speed chase lasted until the van Aquino deployed troops and As dawn broke, explosions and nombramiento de un fiscal reached e turnoff tohe cHase, t tanks near the Intercontinental intermittent machinegun fire passenger in the right front seat of the Hotel in the Makati business could be heard from in front of the Renun 6 M.D. WVall car fired four shots. Two of the shots district in what diplomats said was Intercontinental Hotel where hit the differential of the van. There an apparent preparation for an around 400 Filipino and foreign WASHINGTON -M. Danny were no injuries. attack. guests were bottled up. Wall, el mis alto funcionario de la economia nacional, renunci6 el limes con prop6sito de "evitar el Costa Rica to host CentralAmerican summit escindalo" producido por el mal GUATEMALA CITY, GuateArias, the Nobel Peace Prizefrequently have accused Cuba and manejo del banco de ahorros y mala (UPI) -This weekend's winning architect of the nowNicaragua's leftist Sandinista prstamos de California. Central American summit, which El foundering Central American peace government of helping the FMLN. Continuan batalla Salvador's president vowed to accords. "The topics that will be dealt with MANILA, F i lip in as -boycott if it were held in Nicaragua, "President Ortega believed there (at the Costa Rican summit) will be Soldados rebeldes lucharon hoy will be held in Costa Rica with all five was more security in Costa Rica than the bloody war of El Salvador and por mantener el control del regional leaders present, officials in Guatemala, and for that reason the demobilization of the Contras, distrito financiero de Ia capital, said Monday. agreed to a summit in that country," the two important problems in con pirdidas de millones de Nicaraguan President Daniel Anleu said, describing Ortega's Central America," Anleu said. d6lares afectando la economia Ortega has agreed to participate in telephone conversation with Cerezo. Between 9,000 and 12,000 U.S.nacional. El ejkrcito proclam6 que the meeting, which will take place in Guatemala also had offered to backed Contras camped inside el mis violento desaflo contra el Costa Rica Dec. 10-12, two days later host the summit. Honduras along the Nicaraguan Presidente Coraz6n Aquino fuk than scheduled, said Carlos Anleu, a Cristiani suspended diplomatic border were supposed to be un fracaso. spokesman for Guatemalan and commercial ties with Managua dismantled by the first week of President Vinico Cerezo. on Nov. 26, accusing the Nicaraguan December under an accord signed by Acusan a palestino The summit had been set for government of sending powerful five presidents last August. STOCKHOLM, Suecia -La Friday and Saturday in Managua, anti-aircraft missiles and other The voluntary demobilization of Tdel district anunci6 el lunes Nicaragua, but Salvadoran weapons to the Farabundo Marti the Contras has been endangered by corte de distito anuncd e uns President Alfredo Cristiani said last National Liberation Front, known Ortega's decision last month to que un palestino acusado de una week he would not attend, citing a by its Spanish-language acronym suspend a 19-month unilateral Escandinavia y de los pares baos recent heightening of tensions FMLN. cease-fire. E between El Salvador and Nicaragua. The FMLN has waged a decadeThe Contras have insisted that de Holanda, es tambi~n Cristiani, Cerezo and Honduran long armed struggle against the U.S.they will not return to Nicaragua considered sospechoso en la President Jose Azcona Hoyo have backed Salvadoran government in unless the Sandinista government explosion del avi6n de ea confirmed they will attend the which more than 72,000 people have guarantees basic rights and fair Aeroline, PanAm en 1988 en summit in Costa Rica. The host will been killed, most of them civilians. national elections, scheduled for Lockerbie, Escocia. be Costa Rican President Oscar The United States and El Salvador Feb. 25, 1990.


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