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Vol. II, No. 46 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 18, 1989


PDF kills SO UTHCOM


WASHINGTON (OSD/PA) --
Members of the, Panamanian
Defense Forces opened fire on a car
carrying four U.S. military officers
Saturday night. killing one American
serviceman and injuring another. A
third U.S. military officer, who
witnessed the cvent, was detained
and beaten by the PDF.
The four off-duty officers left the
U.S. Army base at Fort Clayton
Saturday night, unarmed and in
civilian clothing, and drove in a
privately owned car, heading for
dinner in a popular downtown
Panama City restaurant. On their
way downtown, they got lost and
unintentionally drove onto Avenue
A, near the Panama Defense Force's
headquarters, instead of Fourth of
July Avenue, which connects U.S.
military bases.
At 9:05 Saturday night, Panama
time, they came to a PDF roadblock
and were stopped by about five
uniformed members of the PDF. A
crowd of 30 to 40 civilians, spotting
the U.S. license plates, swarmed
toward the car. The PDF members
reached through the open car
windows, tugging at the servicemen's
clothes and seat belts, and opened
some of the car doors in an attempt
to pull the Americans from their car.
The few cars ahead of the
Americans at the roadblock were
waved on, and one of the U.S.
officers asked in Spanish why the
Americans were being singled out.
No answer was given. The driver of
the car saw that the PDF weapons -
AK-47's and automatic rifles-had
been loaded and aimed at the
Americans. Fearing for their safety,
they closed the windows and drove
away, past the roadblock.
As the car sped away, PDF
soldiers opened fire on the
Americans. One of the U.S. officers
was wounded and another was crazed
at the ankle by a bullet. The car drove
to Gorgas Army Hospital, about five
blocks - from the U.S. Southern
Command Headquarters at Quarry
Heights where the wounded officer
died about 15 minutes after arriving.


Defense Secretary condemns action


Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney ( Lserphoto
Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney (AP Laserphoto)


The names of the victims have not
been released pending notification
of their next of kin.
A U.S. Navy lieutenant and his
wife had been stopped in their car
about half an hour before the four
officers arrived, at the same
checkpoint on Avenue A. They got
lost after dining out while heading
home to the U.S. Naval Station at
Rodman, on the west bank of the
Panama Canal near Howard Air
Force Base. PDF soldiers stopped
their car, asked for their
identification cards, and told them to
pull over to the side of the street until
their identification was checked.
While waiting in the car, the
couple saw the four Americans arrive
and later witnessed the PDF soldiers
raise their weapons and aim at
the officers' car as it started to speed
away. The couple said the PDF then
began to fire at the officers' car.
After the shooting, the PDF
members returned to the waiting


Bush: No comment on military


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush declined comment
Saturday on a published report that
the administration has decided the
U.S. military has legal authority to
make overseas arrests of alleged drug
traffickers, international terrorists
and other fugitives.
Bush, leaving the White House
Saturday morning en route to St.
Martin in the Caribbean for talks
with French President Francois
Mitterrand, declined to discuss a
Washington Post report that the
administration had based its new
position on a Nov. 3 Justice
Department opinion.
But, White House press secretary
Marlin Fitzwater noted that the
Justice Department had "briefed"
the administration on the details but
said the White House would have no
comment on its use.
"It doesn't change anything from
the way we're operating," he said.
Asked whether it could be used to


change existing policy, he said,
"Well, a legal interpretation is always
subject to discussion, but we
wouldn't want to speculate on how it
might be used. It's impossible to say."
The New York Times reported,
meanwhile, that U.S. Marines
patrolling the U.S. border with
Mexico exchanged gunfire with drug
smugglers for the first time on
Wednesday in an incident along the
Arizona border.
The Times reported that the
Marines were part of a contingent of
about 50 troops assigned to assist the
Border Patrol in drug surveillance.
Officials told the newspaper that the
Marines suffered no casualties and
that the smugglers fired first and
eventually escaped on horseback,
leaving behind a horse and 535
pounds of marijuana.
The Post, citing administration
officials, said the Justice
Department's Office of Legal
Counsel had concluded that the 11 l-


Navy officer and his wife. They took
the couple to a nearby PDF office,
blindfolded them with masking tape,
and drove them in the back of a
pickup truck to another location,
vhic:h the Navy officer believed to be
the PDF headquarters. The couple
was interrogated for about four
hours.
During the questioning, the Naval
officer was repeatedly beaten and
kicked in the groin and head. He was
told he would be killed if he did not
provide information on his duties
and his unit. His wife was slammed
against a wall with such force that her
head was cut. After standing at the
wall for half an" hour, with her arms
above her head, she collapsed onto
the floor. She was also sexually
threatened by the PDF soldiers.
Four hours after they were
stopped, the Naval officer and his
wife were escorted by the PDF to
Fourth of July Avenue three blocks
away and released. They arrived at


arrest authority
year-old Posse Comitatus Act, which
prohibits the Army from making
arrests or conducting other law
enforcement operations, does not
apply outside the nation's borders.
Military operations overseas to
apprehend fugitives from criminal
justice could be designated "law
enforcement" operations and
therefore would not require
consultation with Congress, The Post
reported.
Key members of Congress and
congressional aides told the
newspaper they had not been notified
of the legal opinion or of any change
in policy governing the military's
authority.
Justice Department spokesman
David Runkel confirmed the
existence of the legal opinion, but
said: "I want to emphasize that this is
a legal determination only.
"The role that the military might
play, if any, is something to be
(Continued on p.8)


officer
the Naval Security office at Rodman
about 2:15a.m. Sunday, where they
provided statements.
Southern Command imposed
Personnel Movement Limitations
"D" about 9:50 Saturday night,
directing all military personnel and
their dependents to stay out of public
areas in Panama. Security at all U.S.
military installations was
immediately enhanced to ensure the
protection of U.S. personnel and
facilities.
- Southern Command and U.S.
Embassy officials expressed grave
concern over the unwarranted use of
deadly force by the PDF.
"The PDF's pattern of.
harassment of Americans has
resulted in the death of a United States
serviceman, the beating of a Naval
officer, and the harassment of his
wife," Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney said, after meeting with
senior officials Sunday morning at
the Pentagon.
"We've seen General Noriega
brutalize the people of Panama,
crack down on his own civilians and
military alike after the last coup
attempt, designate himself the leader
of the country, and declare a state of
war with the United States. These
actions have created an atmosphere
in which Panamanian Defense
Forces feel free to fire on unarmed
Americans. We fully expect that
those responsible will be brought to
justice.
"Ultimately, it is General Noriega
himself who has encouraged this
kind of lawlessness. His own conduct
sets an example of cruelty and
brutality. The lack of discipline and
control in the Panamanian Defense
Forces is further evidence that
Panama is a country without a
government, " Cheney said.
See Spanish translation on p.8

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Thousands view body
MOSCOW (AP) - Mourners
sobbed and shook their heads in
disbelief Sunday as tens of
thousands viewed the flower-
draped body of Andrei D.
Sakharov in a huge outpouring of
grief for the man described as his
country's conscience.

Cut troop strength
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top
Pentagon officials are recommend-
ing to Defense Secretary Dick
Cheney that U.S. troop strength
in Europe eventually be cut in half
if Soviet reductions continue for
several years, The Washington
Post reported Sunday.

Federal judge dies
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala.
(AP) - The FBI says it will
investigate the possibility that the
bombing of a federal judge was
drug-related. Judge Robert S.
Vance of the 11th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals died instantly
when a package delivered to his
home exploded.








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Dec. 18, 1989


Brazilian election polls reveal tight race


BRASILIA,Brazil (AP) - A families and a former lathe worker
member of one of Brazil's wealthiest appeared to be in a dead heat Sunday


as Brazilians voted for the nation's
first freely elected president since
1960.
Polls gave conservative former
Gov. Fernando Collor de Mello an
edge of 3 percentage points to less
than 1 point over socialist Rep. Luis
Ignacio Lula de Silva, a former union
boss who was far behind in polls only
weeks ago.
From the teeming Amazon rain
forest to the concrete sprawl of
Brazil's southeastern cities, voters
began lining up hours before the
250,000 polling stations opened.
The Supreme Electoral Court said
it could take four to six days to
complete the count.
Some 82 million voters across
Latin America's biggest nation were
registered for the election, seen as a
huge step toward the return of full
democracy after a rightist military
regime ruled from 1964 to 1985.
The new president takes office
March 15 for a five-year term. The
current president, Jose Sarney, took
office in 1985 after he was picked by
an elector a college controlled by the
military regime.
The election also was seen as a
referendum on the past two decades,
which have been marked by 1,500
percent annual inflation, sinking real
wages and corruption.
Despite wild street rallies that
capped a week of mudslinging by


both candidates, voting was peaceful
across the country.
Da Silva supporters jammed
Brasilia's confetti-littered business
district cars, honking horns and
waving huge red-and-white flags.
Collor de Mello, 40, voted in his
home district of Maceio, the capital
of Alagoas state on Brazil's
northeastern Atlantic tip.


"Today is the happiest day
of my life."

Governor Fernando Collor
de Mello


The burly da Silva, 44, kissed his
ballot as he cast it in the southeastern
industrial city of Sao Bernardo do
Campo, on the outskirts of Sao
Paulo, Brazil's biggest city.

"Today is the happiest day of my
life," said the former factory worker,
dressed in a red T-shirt and jeans. He
drove to a friend's ranch to await the
final results.
Collor de Mello and da Silva were
the too vote-getters in a field of 21
candidates in balloting Nov. 15.
Neither obtained the majority
needed to win, and Sunday's runoff
was scheduled.


Congressman calls for drug decriminalization
DETROIT (UPI) - Rep. George administration's drug-fighting "We're sending more and more Bennett said the legalizatic
Crockett, D-Mich., reportedly has efforts, people to prison," said Churchill, would end disastrously.
become the first congressman to "I want to fight the bad guys," chief federal judge of Michigan's "Alcohol has done quite enough
publicly call for the decriminali- Bennett said. "I don't want to fight Eastern District, in Bay City. "And damage, thank you," Bennett said.
zation of drugs, saying in an the good guys." we're putting them away for rather "We don't need the other drui
interview published Sunday that the Last month, Bennett derided substantial terms. But what are we legalized. And if you want to s
move is the only answer to the decriminalization as a "moral going to do once we get our prisons people using crack go from one to
nation's drug problem. disaster" that won't wash with full and we still have as many drug million to 10 million, make it
"Decriminalization is the only anyone who has been "within five dealers on the street?" available as alcohol."


solution," Crockett told the Detroit
News and Free Press. "Our criminal
justice system is not working. Our
courts are burdened down with these
drug cases and there is nothing they
can do about it.
"And here we are talking about
spending additional billions to build
jails arid prisons to send people in,"
Crockett said.
When told of Crockett's call for
decriminalization, national drug
policy director William Bennett
cursed the Detroit Democrat and
said he presents an unfortunate
complication to the Bush


miles of a crack house."
Under Crockett's plan, drugs
would be taxed and sold at
sanctioned outlets, with restrictions
similar to those for alcohol.
Crockett said he would bar pilots,
law enforcement officers and others
in safety-related jobs from using
drugs while on duty.
"Just like we make it a crime for
you to drive a car under the influence
of liquor, but we don't make it a
crime for you to get drunk," Crockett
said.
The Detroit congressman said he
has "no present intention" of
introducing legislation because it
. would trigger a "hue and cry" on
7 Capitol Hill and have no chance of
passing
1U S. District Judge James
Churchill agreed with Crockett that
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Marrow recipient dies


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -
Brooke Michele Ward, the first
bone marrow recipient to be
matched with a donor through a
national registry, died in her
father's arms exactly two years
after receiving the transplant in
Seattle. She was 8.
The girl died early Saturday
morning on the way to Rex
Hospital in Raleigh, said her
parents, Marguriete and Michael
Ward.
Mrs. Ward said the leukemia
prognosis had been good, but
Brooke continued to be afflicted
with graft vs. host disease, a
condition in which the
transplanted marrow is rejected
by the body.
Randy Hedgepeth, the girl's
doctor, said that problem caused
her death.
"They were really encouraged
with Brooke since she had made it
two years and had not relapsed."
Mrs. Ward said. "It looked like
just a matter of time and her body


would accept the bone marrow."
Her operation Dec. 16, 1987, at
the Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center in Seattle was the
first transplant in which marrow
was located from the National
Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
The girl's struggle brought
recognition to the program, with
the registry growing from 23,000
potential donors to 40,000 in the
succeding six months.
Brooke met her donor, Diane
Walters, 50, of Milwaukee in
March, moments before they
appeared live on ABC-TV's
"Good Morning America." They
had become friends through
letters and telephone calls.
Brooke is survived by her
parents; brothers Jeffrey Michael
Ward of Pembrok Pines, Fla., and
Jerry Lee Ward of Raleigh;
maternal grandfather, C.E.
Wheeler of Raleigh; and paternal
grandfather, L.A. Ward of
Everette, Wash.


Commander-in-Chief .......... Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman Assistant NCOIC ................ SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication
Director, Public Affairs .......... Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff ...................... Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is
Executive Editor/NCOIC .......... SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information
Managing Editor ......................... Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Program of the Department of Defense, under the supervision of
PFC Megra Johnson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command.
Composing Room .................... Rosemary Chong Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view
'A/ hCarolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S.
Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002,
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Renewed conflict kills hope of EC aid


MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -
Hopes that economic aid could help
bring peace and stability to Central
America have faded with the
renewed conflict in the region,
officials say.
"Nowhere in Latin America is the
link between peace and development
more patent than in Central
America," Gert Rosenthal, executive
secretary of the U.N. Economic
Commission for Latin America
(ECLA), said recently.
A regional peace plan had
encouraged several aid initiatives this
year which were seen as vital to
creating conditions for lasting peace.
But renewed tension in Nicaragua
and the worst fighting in El
Salvador's 10-year civil war - two
problems tackled by five Central
American presidents at a summit
that ended Tuesday - have put aid
plans in doubt.
During a recent visit to Mexico,
European Community (EC)


Commissioner for Latin America
Abel Matutes said the fighting in El
Salvador could delay Community
aid there.
"It's clear ... this could delay the
start of this plan or even lead to its
suspension," he said, referring to EC
plans to help Guatemala, El
Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and
Costa Rica finance regional trade.
An international commission
recently estimated Central America's
external financing needs at a
whopping $2 billion a year to achieve
5.5 percent growth by 1993. Aid to
the region is now $1.5 billion a year.
The EC last February agreed a
$109-million package for Central
America, but made it clear
disbursement depended on the
region's leaders implementing a
peace plan.
Still pending is a more ambitious
plan, promoted by the United
Nations, to channel $4.3 billion to
the region over the next three years.
In June, a U.N. conference in


Guatemala also approved a $380-
million plan to help some two million
Central American refugees.
The United States pumps $1
million a day into the Salvadoran
economy.
Apart from Mexico, which has
lent $122 million through the Central
American Bank for Economic
Integration (BCIE), little help has
come from Latin American
countries.
Officials hope regional initiatives
will get back on track when foreign
ministers of the so-called Group of
Eight Latin American nations meet
in March in Mexico, which is trying
to bring in Spain and France as
extra-regional BCIE members.
But the region's economic
problems are dire, with per capital
income falling 20 percent in the 1980s
and investment plummeting.
Inflation has surged in almost all the
countries, hitting 40,000 percent in
Nicaragua this year. Their combined


current account is in deficit to the
tune of $1.9 billion.
All five Central American nations
have been badly hit by the
breakdown of international coffee
quotas and hope to agree steps to
reverse the resulting price slump
when they meet next week in
Honduras.
The Central American Common
Market has languished.
"What is most remarkable in
Central American integration is not
the setbacks but that it continues
showing signs of life," said
Rosenthal.
But intra-regional exports have
more than halved since peaking at
$1.1 billion in 1980 and now account
for only about 10 percent of total
Central American exports as against
25 percent then.
Complicating plans to revive
commercial ties is the five countries'
combined foreign debt of $19 billion
and arrears on trade payments.
totalling about $500 million.


Sentence shows new Mexican resolve in drug war


MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -This
week's sentencing of drug kingpin
Rafael Caro Quintero for the torture
and murder of a U.S. Drug agent
signals new Mexican resolve in its
drug enforcement efforts.
But U.S. officials say the flow of
illicit drugs through Mexico is
greater than ever and the war on
narcotics here is far from over.
On Tuesday, Caro Quintero
received the maximum 40-year
sentence for the killing of U.S. Drug
Enforcement Agent Enrique
Camarena, whose brutal murder in
February 1985 provoked public
outrage in the United States.
The badly beaten body of
Camarena, 37, was discovered
together with that of his Mexican
pilot on a ranch outside the
northwestern city of Guadalajara in
March 1985.
His murder - and the glacially-
slow pace of an official probe into it
- was cited by critics of Mexico in
the U.S. Congress as an example of
Mexico's lack of cooperation in
efforts to halt the flow of drugs
across its long border with the United
States.
Amid widespread charges of an
official coverup of those responsible
for the killing, U.S. officials
repeatedly urged Mexico to make an
example of Caro Quintero.
"I'd like to see him in jail for the
rest of his life with little ants crawling
all over his body," a U.S. Drug
official said in a recent interview.
President Carlos Salinas de
Gortari, who took office a year ago
with a pledge to crack down on the
drug trade, has been given high
marks for his anti-narcotic efforts.
A senior official credited Salinas
with moving quicky to close the
Camarena case after much foot-
dragging by his predecessor, former
President Miguel de la Madrid.
Caro Quintero's conviction has
been applauded by officials on both
sides of the U.S.-Mexican border as a
long-awaited move to close a difficult
chapter in relations between the two
countries.
But the same officials acknow-
ledge that Caro Quintero, though
one of the more ruthless drug lords
anywhere, is but one member of a
whole army of smugglers who have


made Mexico a major staging area
for cocaine shipments into the
United States.
And the officials note that, as in
Colombia where the cocaine comes
from, the war on drugs here is one in
which the resources are uneven and
the outcome far from certain.
Like Colombia, corruption in the
police and military is widely believed


to have hampered the anti-drug
effort. Caro Quintero, for example,
has been linked in Mexican press
reports to a former chief of the
Federal Security Directorate, the
Mexican equivalent of the FBI.
Mexico has seized over 75,000
pounds of cocaine this year, more
than all that was confiscated over the
previous decade.


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VICTOR Y CLAIM -Honduran presidential candidate Rafael Leonardo
Callejas, of the opposition National Party, claims victory in Tegucigalpa in
elections last month as his wife, Norma Regina, looks on. He ran against
Carlos Flores of the ruling Liberal Party. (AP Laserphoto)


Carter travels in search of


WASHINGTON (AP) -- He
negotiates on behalf of exiled
Miskito Indians in Nicaragua. He
storms out of a tabulation center to
denounce election fraud in Panama.
He sits down with warring
Ethiopian factions in Atlanta to
arrange peace talks. He meets with
President Bush in the Oval Office to
report his hopes for a fair
Nicaraguan election.
Eight years after he left the White
House in humiliating defeat, Jimmv
Carter, who brought Arab and Jew\
together in the historic negotiations
at Camp David, is back in '-usiness as
a mediator.


Not since Herbert Hoover's globe-
girdling activities in famine relief and
his recommendations on stream-
lining the government has an ex-
president taken so active and visible a
role in public affairs.
Carter has certainly not given it
up.
He has traveled frequently and
been host to current and former
world leaders at the Carter
Presidential Center, his Atlanta
public policy facility and think tank.
Why all this activity?
"Carter, I think, is making every
effort to erase an impression that he


But while the amount is indicative
of stepped up enforcement efforts,
officials say it also underscores the
fact that more cocaine is passing
through Mexico than ever before.
As much as 70 percent of the
cocaine consumed in the United
States enters the country via Mexico,
a U.S. Drug expert told Reuters in a
recent interview.
Mexico is also the source of about
40 percent of the heroin sold in the
United States and a third of the
marijuana, according to the DEA.
The U.S. expert said Mexican
authorities, citing the issue of
sovereignty, had repeatedly rejected
a direct U.S. Role in the drug war
here, one which he said could tip the
balance of the war.
And he said the country, which
receives just $15 million in U.S. anti-
drug aid a year, faces serious
limitations in its ability to crack
down on smugglers.
Mexico lacks the long-range radar
systems and the type of weapons
needed to carry out threats by
Assistant Attorney General Javier
Coello Trejo who has said police will
shoot down suspicious planes.
Police say they have shot down at
least four planes in the past few
months. But the shootings - with
rifles and handguns - were more the
result of luck than advance planning,
the U.S. expert said.
"I would like to see a force in the
attorney general's office that can
address in a systematic way
trafficking by plane from Colombia
to Mexico," he added.

world peace
thinks people have of him," said
Bornet, a professor emeritus of
history at Southern Oregon College
"And in that he is absolutely at one
with Herbert Hoover. Hoover really
worked at that."
Robert Strauss, the former
Democratic national chairman who
managed Carter's unsuccessful re-
election campaign, disagreed about
the former president's motives.
"I suspect that Jimmy Carter is
oblivious to what people like me are
very sensitive to, and that is the fact
that the public is beginning to re-
examine him a bit," Strauss said.










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Tijuana
Brass
5 Health-food
"chocolate"
10 Role for
Gary Burg-
hoff
15 Big -
Theory
19 Jai -
20 Cremona
violin
21 Growing out
22 "..not an -
whose time
has come"
23 Indo-Chinese
language
24 Biblical
name
25 Calaba-sh
26 Seed
27 British
industrial
alliance
29 Half a ball-
room dance?
31 River in Ken-
tuck)'
33 Laugh
loudly
34 Asian wild
d(log
36 Symbol of
victory
37 Scatters
40 They entice
with money
42 Balanced
46 Bay window
47 First sign of
the - xiliac
48 Received


abbr. Ilology1
50 Animal fat 92 Hop stem
51 Young girl 93 Acknowledge
52 Soft, light 95 Topic for Dr.
down Ruth
53 Ethical 96 Woody vine
55 Biblical 97 More subtle
weed 98 Neptune, for
56 " - to Billy one
Joe" (song) 100 Assists with
57 Jury or lar- a loan, in a
ceny way
58 Silky-haired 102 Bets
dogs 103 Easy Uask
60 Narrow inlet 105 "Stlle - "
61 "...my fin - 106 Remarkable
shall never thing: slang
tremble" 107 Penitentiary
(Shakes.) 111 White Houiise
63 Snug places nickname
65 Kind of bat 112 Gossipy per-
67 Carney and . son
Garfunkcl 116 Melville
69 Venturer novel
71 It's before 117 - Thomais
blue or it'an Welsh poet
72 River in 119 Lengthwise
South 121 Philippine
Dakota termite
76 Nostrils 122 Dalmatian's
78 Cut the nanie "
molars 123 Renown
82 Money of 124 Synthetic
account filrn
83 Variety of 125 Shore bird
pine 126 Goes astray
85 The love 127 "(Ove - "
Boat, for on e (Cohul
87 Tier song)
88 Gentle per 128 Meaning
son 129 Stupid
90 Former Afri DOWN
can kingdom I Beldoui
91 Physiological tribe
individuals: 2 Word in


Mark 15.,34
3 Resounded
4 Giant
sequoias
5 Director
Frank, and
famiiily
6 Moslem ruler
7 Chest sound
8 Suffix
denoting ori-
gin
9 Influential
p'rson- slang
10 Entertain
11 Upward: pre
fix
12 Smear
13 Raised off
the bottom,
as an aiinchor
14 "Ruggles of
15 One with ai
extra s poise
16 Arabian sea-
port
17 Socially-awk-
ward fellow
18 Slightly
Iaiiiid
28 Wail
30 Fireplace'
projections
32 Wild plum
34 Floated aim
lissly
35 Actor Flynn
37 Wise minw
38 (ne type of
secret
39 Stair part
40 Boston
hockey
player


41 Cleanse thor-
oughly
43 "Belle - "
44 Uncanny
45 Terror
47 High, in
music
49 English
chenust
52 Garland or
wreath
53 laser's cou-
sin'
54 Binds
57 Persian fair
ies
58 Valuable
violin, for
short
59 Cut
62 luct
64 Capital of
Yemen: var
66 Sailor's
assent
68 "Star Trek"
chief naviga
tor, and
others
70 D,'1nident
72 Caucho's
equlipmlelnt
73 Sultan's
decree
74 It's between
beta and
delta
75 Mediterrane-
an vessel
77 Seaweeds
79 Threefold
80 Sharpener
81 Pitchers
84 Mason's
partner


Your Individual


Horoscope

======== ,= Frances Drake


86 It's opposed
to SSW
89 Important
people: slang
91 What con-
ceited people
have- colloq
92 Wall Street
feature
94 It precedes
scope or
meter
96 Win out
over: slang
97 Mau-Ionald
had one
99 French
novelist
101 French holy
woman
102 Sway from
side to side
104 Put in ohe
right frame
of mind, with
"up": colloq.
106 Eats formally
107 TV's "Who's
the - ?"
108 Kaffir war-
riors
109 Hired thug
110 She, in Paris
112 West Ger-
oan city
113 Two-tedl
sloth
114 Ionkey game
need
115 Funny Benny
118 Swiss river
120 Soap ingre-
dient


ARIES
(Mar. 21 to Apr. 19)
This is a time to consolidate your
gains in business and to hold
important talks with higher-ups.
Judgment is excellent now and luck
is also with you in family interests.
TAURUS
(Apr. 20 to May 20)
You'll have luck now in dealings
with advisers about creative projects.
A fortunate party invitation comes
now. Make plans for travel and enjoy
recreational interests tonight.
GEMINI
(May 21 to June 20) A'
You'll make an important decision
today about property interests or
investments. Dealings with bankers,
brokers and real estate agents are
favored. Shopping is a plus.
CANCER
(June 21 to July 22)
You have much creative energy
drive today. It's a good time to begin
artistic endeavors and to make
important phone calls. Partnership
interests receive a boost.

LEO
(July 23 to Aug. 22) Today's financial developments are
definitely to your benefit. A new
assignment could come now or you
could receive a raise in salary. Shop
for the home today.
VIRGO
(Aug. 23 to Sept.22) ^
You'll enjoy relaxing now at a
favorite recreational spot. Those
eligible will meet with romance. An
understanding is reached with a
child. Things go your way.
LIBRA
(Sept. 23 to Oct.22)
You'll have luck in completing an
unfinished task today. Save time for
reading, catching up on
correspondence, and studying. You'll
enjoy a private chat with a family
member.
SCORPIO
(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)


IH CS -I


A matter at a distance is fortunate
for you. You'll shine today in a group
activity. A conversation with a friend
stimulates you to improve yourself.
You're popular now!
SAGITTARIUS
(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Things fall into place for you in
business today. You'll meet with a
new opportunity and will also have
success with an existing project. It's
full speed ahead now!
CAPRICORN
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
You may make a decision today
about education. Dealings with
agents and advisers prove successful.
A travel opportunity comes now. You
achieve a better understanding of an
in-law.
AQUARIUS
(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
A private chat is of benefit to you
financially. A new assignment comes
now as well as a fringe benefit.
Further study gives you the answer
you need about a possible
investment.


PISCES
(Feb. 19 to Mar. 20) *,
Couples will be making plans now
to get away for a spell. Agreements
are easily reached with others today.
You'll be happy to do a favor for one
of your friends.
YOU BORN TODAY have
administrative talents and often are a
good business adviser. Usually,
you're good at getting your ideas
across to others, but you must guard
against a tendency to be dictatorial.
You have a good sense of
responsibility, but it may take time
before you're ready to take others
into your confidence. You naturally
gravitate toward the arts and
professions. Teaching, writing, law,
and medicine are some of the fields
which will bring you fulfillment.
Birthdate of: Anita O'Day, singer;
Betty Grable, actress; and Willy
Brandt, German politician.


lPro'fessor Phumb.le


JBetty Boop


Tiny







Tropic Times
Dec. 18, 1989 5


military news



Congress wants cuts in defense spending


WASHINGTON (Reuter) -
Political changes sweeping Eastern
Europe and improved U.S.
intelligence about Moscow's military
posture have not convinced the
Pentagon to make changes in its
defense planning, a high defense
official said Tuesday.
Members of the Senate Armed
Services Committee warned the
official, Defense Undersecretary
Paul Wolfowitz, that defense
spending may be cut anyway because
of what likely is a less volatile
military stalemate across the Iron
Curtain.
Wolfowitz was appearing before
the committee in the first of a series
of Senate hearings on the political
and military changes sweeping
through East Europe.
Because of the perception that the
threat of war has receded, heavy
congressional pressure for cuts in
defense spending is expected when
the budget for the 1991 fiscal year
goes to Congress in January.
In testimony to the Armed
Services Committee, Wolfowitz
confirmed a news report that U.S.
intelligence, in a major reassessment,
had lengthened the amount of time it
believed' the Soviet Union would
need to prepare for a major attack on
Western Europe.
He said the estimate was secret and
refused to confirm a report in the
Washington Post Nov. 29 that the
intelligence community now believed
the West would have a warning time
of 33 to 44 days.
The figures compared with earlier
estimates of 30 days in the first term
of the Richard Nixon administration


and 14 days in the Jimmy Carter
administration, the Post said.
The warning estimate is important
in calculating the time available to
rush reinforcements from the United
States to Europe.
Wolfowitz defended the decision
not to factor the new estimate into
the upcoming defense budget,
cautioning against basing present
strategy on hoped-for future changes
and an expectation that changes
could not be reversed.
He said the expected increased
warning time was due to
improvements in U.S. and allied
military capabilities.
"If we were to take this improved
warning as a reason to cut back on
our own readiness then we could
easily lose the longer warning times,"
he said.
If the United States relaxed its
military posture too much to take
advantage of the extra warning time,


it could create incentives for the
Soviet Union to attack with less
warning, he said.
"That is the basic reason we are not
now recommending a change in the
warning planning factor - i.e., the
minimum time we expect to have to
send initial air and ground
reinforcements to Europe,"
Wolfowitz said.
He added that the decision would
be reexamined as the strategic
situation in Europe became clear and
particularly with the development of
an East-West accord on reducing
conventional forces that he said he
expected to "fundamentally change
the map of Europe."
in a separate hearing in front of the
Senate Budget Committee, former
Defense Secretary Robert
McNamara said the recent dramatic
changes in the Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe would allow the
United States to make deep cuts in


military spending with no hatr i to
national security.
The U.S. defense budget could be
reduced by about $138 billion from
fiscal 1992 to fiscal 1994, leaving the
fiscal 1994 defense budget about
$265 billion instead of $321 billion as
planned, McNamara told a Senate
Budget Committee hearing.
"It would be folly to spend more
than we need for defense - we are
doing so," he said. McNamara served
as Defense Secretary during the
Kennedy and Johnson administra-
tions.
Committee chairman Sam Nunn,
D.-Ga., complained that the defense
budget was not being based on the
perceived Soviet threat but on
"intuition."
Nunn told reporters later that a
budget that did not take account of
an accurate intelligence assessment
"is a misleading budget" that lost
credibility.


CID laboratory receives unusual items


by SFC Byron Collins

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AR
NEWS) - The evidence controller at
the U.S. Army Criminal Investiga-
tion Laboratory, Fort Gillem, Ga.,
has received more than her share of
unusual items in the mail over the
past five years - a helicopter rotor
blade, a piece of an M-60 tank, even a
pair of human hands.
Jeanell W. Thornton is responsible
for handling packages of all sizes,
shapes and descriptions. The


packages contain evidence sent to the
laboratory by CID agents worldwide
for scientific analysis. Thornton is a
critical link in a sensitive chain of
custody that, if not rigidly enforced,
could result in a criminal act going
unpunished.
"It doesn't matter if an item is
going or coming," said Thornton.
"We make sure a strict chain of
custody is maintained at all times."
The Fort Gillem facility serves as
headquarters for the worldwide
Army criminal investigation
laboratories. There are two


additional laboratories in the
command - one in Europe and the
other in the Pacific. They provide
scientific investigative assistance to
military law enforcement agencies or
other federal investigative agencies in
their areas of responsibility. In 1988,
Army crime laboratories processed
more than 7,000 cases with a total of
more than 250,000 individual
exhibits.
"Monday is our busiest day," said
Thornton. "We usually get anywhere
from 30 to 40 packages.


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6 Tropic Times
Dec. 18, 1989


sports


Playoff hopefuls perform under pressure


Giants top Cowboys
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
(AP) - The New York Giants
clinched their first playoff berth since
1986, beating Dallas 15-0 on
Saturday as Bjorn Nittmo kicked
three field goals, Ottis Anderson ran
for 91 yards and the defense totally
controlled the Cowboys.
The victory, achieved in 25-mph
winds with a wind-chill factor below
zero, improved the Giants' record to
11-4 and guaranteed them at least a
wild-card berth in the NFC.
It also kept them in contention for
the NFC East title. If they beat the
Raiders next Sunday and
Philadelphia loses one of its last two
games, the Giants would win the
NFC East. The Eagles would win the
tiebreaker if the division ends in a tie.

Broncos rout Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Bobby
Humphrey rushed for 128 yards to
become the first Denver rookie ever
to reach the 1,000-yard mark and the
Broncos' defense limited Phoenix to
101 yards Saturday in a 37-0 victory,
the first shutout against the
Cardinals in four years.
The victory secured the home-field
advantage throughout the playoffs
for the AFC West champions (11-4),
who led 20-0 at halftime en route to
handing Phoenix (5-10) its fifth
consecutive loss.
Denver, ranked third defensively
coming into the game, handed the
Cardinals their first shutout since a
16-0 loss at Tampa Bay on Nov. 10,
1985. The Cardinals' deepest
penetration came late in the third
quarter, when they got to the Denver
31 before replacement quarterback
Gary Hogeboom lost a fumble at the
Broncos' 40.
Lions crush Buccaneers
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The
emerging Detroit Lions, behind the
running of Barry Sanders and
passing of Bob Gagliano, won their
fourth consecutive game Sunday,
beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33-7 for their longest streak since the
start of the 1980 season.
Sanders, the NFC's leading rusher,
ran for 104 yards and one touchdown
on 21 carries, giving him 1,312 yards
and the Lions' club record for a
rookie. Billy Sims, who set the old
mark with 1,308 yards in 1980 and is
now retired, rushed onto the field to
congratulate Sanders after an 11-
yard run with 6:34 left in the third
quarter that put him over the mark.
It was the sixth 100-yard game for
Sanders, who has rushed for more
yardage than the entire Detroit team
a year ago. With one game
remaining, he is 125 yards shy of
Sims' single-season mark of 1,437 in
1981.
Chargers shock Chiefs
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -
Billy Joe Tolliver threw two
touchdown passes and Marion Butts
rushed for 176 yards on a club-record
39 carries Sunday, lifting San Diego
past Kansas City 20-13 and
damaging the Chiefs' playoff hopes.
The loss was the first in five weeks
for Kansas City, (7-7-1), which was
unable to hold a 13-0 lead and saw its
slim postseason chances fade further.
The Chargers (5-10), who had lost
their last four by a total of 15 points,
swept the two-game season series
from the Chiefs. Kansas City drove


to the Chargers' 19 with 19 seconds
left, but Roy Bennett intercepted
Steve DeBerg's pass in the end zone.
Packers beat Bears
CHICAGO (AP) - Don
Majkowski passed for a touchdown
and ran for two others, and Keith
Woodside had a 68-yard touchdown
run as the Green Bay Packers kept
their flickering playoff hopes alive by
beating the Chicago Bears 40-28
Sunday.
The victory ran the Packers'
record to 9-6, guaranteeing their first
winning season since 1978 and
marking the most victories for the
Packers since 1972. It also marked
the first season since 1981 that Green
Bay had beaten the Bears twice in a
season.
The Bears, meanwhile, lost for the
fifth straight time, its first losing
streak that long in 11 years. It also
guaranteed that Chicago, which is 6-
9, will finish under .500 for the first
time since 1982.
Steelers win again
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tim
Worley ran for 104 yards and a
touchdown, Louis Lipps scored on a
58-yard reverse and Pittsburgh's
defense dominated for the second
straight week as the surging Steelers
beat the New England Patriots 28-10
on Sunday.
Merril Hoge also ran for two
short-range touchdowns as the
Steelers (8-7), ignoring a 5-degree
gametime temperature and a minus-
15 wind-chill factor, won for the
fourth time in five games to maintain
an outside shot at their first playoff
berth in five years.
The crowd of 26,594 was believed
by the Steelers to be their lowest since
they began selling out 59,000-seat
Three Rivers Stadium regularly in
1972. There were 22,406 no-shows.
The Steelers held New England's
leading rusher, John Stephens, to 35
yards, and forced three turnovers.
They limited the Patriots (5-10) to a
lone field goal on five trips inside the
Steelers' 35 until Marc Wilson's 12-
yard TD pass to Cedric Jones with
1:16 left in the game.
Pittsburgh, ranked 28th and last in
the NFL in overall defense while
finishing 5-11 last season, shut out
the New York Jets 13-0 last week and
have held their last five opponents to
64 points.

Bengals thrash Oilers
CINCINNATI (AP) - Boomer
Esiason threw four touchdown
passes in frigid weather Sunday as
the Cincinnati Bengals tied the club
scoring record with a 61-7 victory
over the Houston Oilers that kept the
AFC Central race undecided.
The Oilers (9-6) let a chance to
clinch their first outright AFC
Central title slip off their icy
fingertips, turning the ball over five
times to help Cincinnati take
command 31-0 at the intermission.
The Oilers still can clinch the division
with a victory next Saturday over
Cleveland in the Astrodome.
The Bengals (8-7) avoided
elimination from the playoffs
altogether with the most one-sided
victory in franchise history. The 61
points equalled the club record, set in
a 61-17 victory in the Astrodome in
i9"2. The Bengals' 589 yards of
offense was the second-highest total
in team history.


Rams bomb Jets
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jim
Everett threw for 273 yards and two
scores Sunday as the Los Angeles
Rams remained in the hunt for a
wild-card berth with a 38-14 victory
over the New York Jets.
Los Angeles dominated the Jets (4-
11) in virtually every department,
opening up a 28-7 lead by halftime.
Everett, who completed 16 of 26,
threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Pete
Holohan 5 1/2 minutes into the
game, then added a 43-yarder to
Willie Anderson in the second
quarter.
The Rams (10-5) can earn their
sixth playoff trip in seven years if
they win at New England next
Sunday. Even if Los Angeles loses, a
loss by either Green Bay or
Washington in their final game
would put the Rams into the
playoffs.
Browns clip Vikings
CLEVELAND (AP) - Backup
quarterback Mike Pagel threw a 14-
yard touchdown pass to linebacker
Van Waiters on a fake field goal with
5:30 left in overtime Sunday as the
Cleveland Browns kept their division
title hopes alive with a 23-17 victory
over the Minnesota Vikings.
The surprising game-winner came
on third-and-5, with Matt Bahr
lining up to attempt a 32-yard field
goal. Bahr had hit a 32-yarder with
24 seconds left in regulation to force
overtime.
But Pagel, who holds on field goals
but had thrown only 13 passes all
year, took the snap and rolled right,
hitting the wide-open Waiters at the
10. Waiters easliy ran into the end
zone for the winning points.
In ending a four-game winless
streak, Cleveland Cleveland (8-6-1)
can win its fourth AFC Central title
in five years by beating the Oilers in
Houston next week. The Vikings (9-
6) can still win the NFC Central with
a victory over Cincinnati or a loss by
Green Bay at Dallas next week.
Bahr's tying kick atoned for two
late misses in an overtime loss at
Indianapolis last week and improved
the Browns to 1-2-1 in four overtime
games this year.
49ers top Bills
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San
Francisco 49ers beat turnover-prone
Buffalo 21-10, the Bills'fourth loss in
five games and fourth straight on the
road.
Buffalo, failing to take advantage
of San Francisco quarterback Joe
Montana's absence due to injured
ribs, missed a chance to clinch its
second consecutive AFC East title
following Miami's 42-13 loss at
Indianapolis. The Bills, Colts and
Dolphins are in a three-way tie at 8-7.
The Bills set up a 21-point San
Francisco burst in 5:10 of the second
half by giving the ball away in their
own territory on three straight
possessions. They committed all five
of their turnovers in the second half.
Steve Young, replacing Montana,
completed nine of 19 passes for 166
yards, passing for one touchdown
and running for another.
Beleaguered Bills quarterback Jim
Kelly completed 26 of 42 passes for
265 yards, with three interceptions,
two in the second half. He scored
Buffalo's only touchdown on a 1-
yard run with 7.49 remaining before
an Andre Reed fumble and another


interception killed any comeback
hopes.
Buffalo can still win the division by
beating the New York Jets on the
road next Saturday.
Skins overcome Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) - Mark Rypien
shook off an earlier neck sprain to
spark three touchdown drives in a
span of 3:38 in the third quarter and
lead the Washington Redskins to a
31-30 victory Sunday over the
Atlanta Falcons.
Rypien connected with Art Monk
on a 60-yard scoring play to start the
rally from a 17-point halftime deficit.
He then set up Earnest Byner's 1-
yard touchdown with a 68-yard
completion to Ricky Sanders at the
Atlanta 1.
Rypien gave the Redskins (9-6) the
lead when he scored from the 9 on a
rollout. He hit on 17 of 27 passes for
285 yards.
It was the fourth victory in a row
for the Redskins, whose slim playoff
hopes ended earlier in the afternoon
when the Los Angeles Rams beat the
New York Jets 38-7.
Atlanta (3-12) lost its sixth game in
a row and its eighth in nine games.
Rypien left the game less than
three minutes after it began when he
suffered a sprained neck on a tackle
by Jessie Tuggle, but returned
midway through the second period.
Doug Williams took over in
Rypien's absence and completed 7 of
12 passes for 106 yards, including a
34-yard touchdown pass to Monk,
giving Washington a 10-3 lead 57
seconds into the second quarter.
Colts beat Dolphins
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jack
Trudeau passed for a career-high
four touchdowns and Eric Dickerson
had a career-high nine pass
receptions and ran for 107 yards and
two touchdowns as the Indianapolis
Colts beat the Miami Dolphins 42-13
Sunday.
Trudeau, knocked unconscious
and hospitalized with a concussion a
week ago, completed 23 of 35 passes
for 195 yards. Dickerson, bothered
most of the season by a hamstring
injury, scored his first rushing
touchdowns in a month and tied Jim
Brown for second place in NFL
history with the 58th 100-yard
rushing game of his career.
Seattle downs Raiders
SEATTLE (AP) - Dave Krieg
left his mistake-flawed season
behind, directing the Seattle
Seahawks to a 23-17 victory Sunday
night over the Los Angeles Raiders,
whose playoff hopes were severely
damaged.
The loss stymied the Raiders (8-7)
in their bid to clinch an AFC wild-
card berth. Both the Seahawks (7-8)
and the Raiders remained
mathematically alive - although
longshots - for the playoffs.
Krieg, who has 19 interceptions
and 16 fumbles this season,
completed 25 of 34 passes for 270
yards and two touchdowns, with no
interceptions and no fumbles.
In a last-ditch effort to win the
game, the Raiders got to the Seattle
15.
Steve Beuerlein's fourth-down
pass with 11 yards to go sailed oMer
Mervyn Fernandez's head at the
Seattle five with 1:28 remaining.







Tropic Times r
Dec. 18, 1989 7



Chavez retains super lightweight title

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Julio Cortes down and into the ropes 1:56 would consider going up one weight Cortes called Chavez "a great
Cesar Chavez knocked out into the round. Cortes took a seven- class to welterweight to try and win fighter" and said he didn't know what
A ..t.i;- Alb-tn LU .Ci...hU ...t :*i . . , t before sta tndin un but referee another world championship. hit him.


rgrentine eAloer-to tortes wt t a
right-left-right combination in the
third round Saturday night to retain
his World Boxing Council (WBC)
super lightweight title.
Chavez dominated the fight from
the start, driving Cortes backward
for most of the first two rounds. He
opened a cut on the bridge of Cortes'
nose in the first round and another
cut on his cheek in the third.
In the third round of the scheduled
12-round bout, Chavez knocked


count1L glanun g up, UUL LUIL�L%-%
Arthur Mercante stopped the fight.
"I never felt like I was stretched to
the limits of my capacity," Chavez
said. "I was always within my
capacity."
He said that the most serious blow
he took in his second defense of the
title was a butt above the right eye
from Cortes.
Chavez said he felt he was ready
face American Meldrick Taylor on
March 17 in Las Vegas, and after that


"It would be difficult, but I think I
can do it," Chavez said.
If he were to move up to the
welterweight class, Chavez would
face either WBC champion Marlon
Starling or World Boxing
Association (WBA) champion Mark
Breland, both of the United States.
"I did what I had to do to keep the
championship," Chavez said. "I was
100 percent for 100 percent of the
time."


"All I saw was the referee's count,
and then his hands signaling," he
said.
The 22,000-seat arena was less
than half full, but the crowd was
highly partisan and cheered Chavez
wildly.
The fight was Chavez' 68th
without a loss and his 59th knockout.
The loss was Cortes' first after 44
victories, including 22 knockouts.


Chavez retiene titulo super peso liviano


CIUDAD MEXICO (AP) -- Julio
C6sar Chivez puso fuera de combat
al Argentino Alberto Cortes con su
combinaci6n derecha izquierda en
el,tercer asalto por el titulo super
peso liviano del Consejo Mundial de
Boxeo.
Chavez domin6 la pelea desde un
comienzo manejando a Cortes por la
mayor parte en los dos primeros
asaltos. El le abri6 una cortada en el
puente de la nariz de Cortes en el
primer asalto y otra cortada en la
mejilla en el tecer asalto.
En el tercer asalto de la pelea
programada para 12 asaltos, Chavez
puso a Cortes fuera de combat y en


las cuerdas al 1:56 del asalto. Cortes
cogio un conte6 hasta siete antes de
levantarse, pero el Arbitro Arthur
Mercante par6 la pelea.
Yo nunca senti que yo estaba
extendiendo los limits de mi
capacidad," Chavez expres6 "yo
siempre me mantube dentro de mi
capacidad."
El dijo que el mas serio golpe que
habia tornado en su segunda defense
del titulo fu6 un golpe de Cortes en la
ceja del ojo derecho.
Chavez anunci6 que se siente pre
parado para enfrentarse al
Americano Meldrick Taylor el 17 de
marzo en las Vegas, y despues de eso


va a tomar en cuenta el advance a una
categoria mas al peso median ligero
para tratar de ganar otro campeo
nato mundial. "Eso sera dificil, pero
yo creo que yo lo puedo lograr,"
Chavez declar6.
Si 61 lograra avanzar a la categoria
peso median ligero, Chavez se
tendra que enfrentar a uno de los dos
campeones, a Marlon Starling
campe6n mundial de boxeo 6 al
campe6n mundial de la asociaci6n de
boxeo Mark Breland, ambos de los
Estados Unidos.
"Yo hice lo que tenia que hacer
para mantener el campeonato,"
Chavez dijo. "Yo estube 100 ciento


de las veces."
Cortes llam6 a Chavez "un gran
luchador" y dijo que no sabia que le
pas6 a 61. "Todo lo que yo vi fue al
Arbitro contando, y despues
sefialando con sus manos," 61 dijo.
La arena con capacidad para
22,000 sillas estaba a mitad de esta
cantidad, pero los espectadores
fuer6n alta-mente partidarios y
animar6n fuertemente a Chavez.
La pelea 68 fu6 de Chavez sin una
perdida y su 59 por knockout. La
primera perdida para Cortes despues
de 44 victorias, incluyendo 22
knockouts.


Penn State may join Big 10 football conference.


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -
Joe Paterno thinks the time may be
right for Penn State to drop its
independent status and join a big
conference - a Big Ten conference.
"I would be very pleased about it if
it happens," the coach said Friday
during a news conference to discuss
Penn State's Dec. 29 Holiday Bowl
game against Brigham Young at San
Diego.
Big Ten chairman Stanley
Ikenberry disclosed Thursday night
that bringing the Nittany Lions into
one of the nation's most prestigious
conferences was under discussion.
An announcement is expected
within the next week. Paterno said he
understood Penn State president Dr.
Bryce Jordan also would make an
announcement next week about the
situation.
"The schools in the Big Ten are
similar institutions to our
academically," said Paterno, who
plans to retire in three years when he
turns 65. "It would be a great thing
for the prestige of this institution to
be identified with those people.
"Athletically, it would be a plus in
just about every area. It would be


good for our football. I can't speak
for our other coaches or Athletic
Director Jim Tarman. But as far as I
am concerned as a football coach, Ill
be excited about it."
Penn State belongs to the Atlantic
10 Conference in basketball and
other sports but always has been a
major Eastern independent in
football. Paterno tried to organize an
Eastern all-sports conference, but
failed when major schools such as
Pittsburgh and Syracuse joined the
Big East, a basketball-dominated
conference.
Ikenberry, president of the
University of Illinois, said talks that
began about 10 years ago were
renewed within recent months.
Joining the Big Ten would help
ease the financial pressure on Penn
State's football program, which
supports the 28 other sports
programs at the school. Paterno has
said Penn State must play seven
games at home to make ends meet.
This year, Penn State declined to
sign a new 10-year contract with
Syracuse, a traditional Eastern rival,
because the Orangemen refused to
play six of the games in State


Notre Dame upsets UCLA


SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) -
Jamere Jackson hit two free
throws with 10 seconds remaining
and Keith Robinson scored all of
his 21 points in the second half
Sunday, leading Note Dame to an
86-84 victory over No. 14 UCLA.
The Fighting Irish, 2-3, used a
30-5 run over the first and second
halves to take a 54-43 lead with
15:05 remaining after a Monty
Williams basket. Notre Dame
maintained a 58-47 lead with
14:05 after a Robinson basket.
The Bruins, 4-1, went on an 8-1
run to tie the score 84-84 with 22
seconds left on a Trevor Wilson
basket. However, Wilson fouled
out with 10 seconds left to set up


Jackson's decisive free throws.
UCLA's Darrick Martin missed
a 3-point shot as time expired.
Wilson hit 29 points for the Bruins
and Martin had 16. Williams, a
freshman, added 16 points for the
Irish.
UCLA maintained control
during most of the first half,
extending the lead to 38-24 with
4:08 left on a Martin free throw.
But Notre Dame outscored the
Bruins 13-0 for the rest of the half,
cutting UCLA's halftime lead to
38-37 on an Elmer Bennett
halfcourt shot as time expired.
Williams hit 12 points in the
first half for the Irish, while
Murray and Martin each had 9.


College. Most of Penn State's
contracts provide for two games at
home and one away or even a 3-1
ratio.


Most of Penn State's current
opponents also play in stadiums that
hold no more than 50,000. Most Big
10 stadiums are larger.


THIEF! -- Detroit Pistons' James Edwards, 53, scoops up the ball as
Washington Bullets'Jeff Malone, 24, attempts to drive towards the basket
during a match-up in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Laserphoto)









8 Tropic Times
Dec. 18, 1989


FF.DD. matan a un official, golpean a otro


Secretario de Defensa condena action


WASHINGTON (OSD/PA) -
Miembros de las Fuerzas de Defensa
de Panama (FF.DD.) abrieron fuego
contra un autom6vil en el viajaban
cuatro oficiales militares
estadounidenses el sabado, matando
a uno y lastimando a otro. Un tercere
official military estadounidense que
observ6 el incident fu6 detenido y
golpeado por las FF.DD.
Los cuatro oficiales, que estaban
de asueto, salieron de Fuerte Clayton
el sabado desarmados y vestidos de
civil. Conducian un vehiculo privado
y se dirigian a cenar a un restaurant
popular en la ciudad de PanamA.
Mientras se dirigian hacia la ciudad,
se perdieron e involuntariamente se
encontraron en la Avenida "A",
cerca del cuartel general de las
FF.DD., en vez de la Avenida 4 de
julio, la cudl conecta a las bases
militares estadounidenses.
A las 9:05 del sabado, hora de
PanamA, los cuatro militares
estadounidenses se toparon con una
barricada y fueron detenidos por
apr6ximadamente cinco miembros
uniformados de las FF.DD. Un
grupo de entire 30 y 40 civiles,
avistando la placa estadounidense, se
acerc6 al vehiculo mientras que los
miembros de la FF.DD. introduje-
ron sus brazos por las ventanas para
halarles la ropa y los cinturones de
seguridad, abrir las puertas, e
intentar sacarlos del carro.
Los carros que iban por delante
fueron permitidos seguir, y uno de
los oficiales pregunt6 porque se le
estaba tratando a ellos distinto. No se
les repondi6. El conductor observ6
que las armas que portaban los
miembros de las FF.DD. - AK-47 y
rifles automAticos - habian sido
cargadas y apuntaban en su


direcci6n. Temiendo por su
seguridad, cerraron las ventanas y se
alejaron, atravesando por la
barricada.
Al carro alejarse, los soldados de la
FF.DD. abrieron fuego contra los
estadounidenses. Uno de los oficiales
fu6 herido y otro rozado en el tobillo
por una bala. Se dirigieron al
hospital Gorgas del Ej6rcito
estadounidnese, donde el official
muri6 a los 15 minutes de su arribo.
La divulgaci6n de los nombres de
las victims pende la notificaci6n a
sus familiares.
Un teniente de la Fuerza Naval
estadounidense y su esposa
estuvieron detenidos como una
media hora antes de la llegada de los
cuatro oficiales en la misma
barricada de la Avenida "A". Se
habian perdido mientras se dirigian a
su residencia en la Estaci6n Naval de
Rodman, en el litoral oeste del Canal
de PanamA, cerca de la Base A6rea
Howard. Soldados de las FF.DD.
detuvieron el auto, solicitaron su
identificaci6n, y les dijeron que se
hicieran a un lado de la calle mientras
se revisaba su identificaci6n.
Mienras esperaban en el carro, la
pareja vi6 a los cuatro estadouniden-
ses Ilegar y luego vieron a los
soldados de la FF.DD. alzar sus
armas y apuntar hacia el vehiculo de
los oficiales cuando 6ste intentaba
alejarse velozmente del Area. La
pareja sefialo que las FF.DD.
entonces abrieron fuego hacia el
vehiculo.
Despubs de disparar, los miembros
de la FF.DD. regresaron al otro
official y a su esposa. Los llevaron a
una oficina cercana de las FF.DD.,
les vendaron los ojos con cinta
adhesive, y los condujeron en la


WASHINGTON (UPI) - The
administration reacted with sharp
words and restrained actions to the
killing of a U.S. military officer in
Panama, which appeared to escalate
its war of nerves with Gen. Manuel
Antonio Noriega.
The White House deplored the
violence, but was careful not to jump
to immediate conclusions about the
killing of an American fleeing with
three others from a checkpoint
confrontation near the headquarters
of the PanamanianDefense Forces.
"The Noriega regime is isolated
both domestically and international-
ly and has been using force and
intimidation to thwart the will of the
Panamanian people," deputy White
House press secretary Roman
Popadiuk said. "Acts such as those of
last evening are the consequence of
such a regime."
President Bush, who refused
Saturday to recognize the
Panamanian National Assembly's
move Friday to formalize Noriega's
power, declined to comment on the
shooting after attending church
services at Fort Myer, Va.
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney,
who convened a meeting Sunday
morning of officials from the
Pentagon, the National Security
Council and other agencies to look
into the matter, blamed Noriega for
creating "an atmosphere in which
Panamanian Defense Forces feel free
to fire on unarmed Americans.
"Ultimately, it is General Noriega
himself who has encouraged this
kind of lawlessness," Cheney said in a
statement after the meeting.
"His own conduct sets an example


of cruelty and brutality."
Although the shooting came at a
time of heightened tensions in their
war of nerves with Noriega, U.S.
officials said it appeared only
coincidental to Panama's'declaration
Friday of a "state of war" with the
United States.
After the National Assembly made
that announcement and named
Noriega as head of government, the
administration dismissed the actions
as meaningless and merely "another
hollow step" by Noriega to usurp the
results of a May election widely
believed to have been won by
opposition forces.
In the aftermath of the Saturday
night shooting, an administration
official cautioned: "I think this was
an isolated incident. To draw
conclusions from the rhetoric of the
last few days would be misleading at
this time."
Col. Ron Sconyers. a spokesman
for the U.S. Southern Command in
Panama, agreed on Cable News
Network that "most of the
indications point that this is an
isolated incident, but certainly a very
tragic and needless one."
"I can't say that this was a direct
order, but it certainly might have
been a reaction to fervor that was
built up in them over the last couple
of days with General Noriega
declaring himself head of state and
with the state of war," Sconyers said.
For almost two years, the White
House has sought through a
concerted campaign of political and
economic pressure to force Noriega
from power.


parte trasera de un cami6n a otro
lugar que el official estima era el
cuartel general de las FF.DD. La
pareja fu6 interrogada cuatro horas.
Durante el interrogatorio, el
official fu6 pateado entire las piernas y
golpeado en la cabeza repetidamente.
Se le dijo que lo matarian si no
proporcionaba informaci6n sobre su
ocupaci6n y unidad. Su esposa,
luego de estar de pie por media hora
con las manos arriba de la cabeza, se
desmay6 y cay6 al piso. Tambi6n fue
amenazada sexualmente por los
miembros de las FF.DD.
Cuatro horas despu6s de haber
sido detenidos, el official y su esposa
fueron escoltados por las FF.DD. a
la Avenida 4 de Julio y liberados.
Llegaron a la Estaci6n Naval de
Rodman a las 2:15 a.m. el domingo,
donde hicieron declaraciones sobre
el incident.
El Comando Sur impuso la
Limitaci6n de Movimiento de
Personal "D" como a las 9:50 del
sibado, ordenando al personal
military y a sus dependientes que se
mantegan fuera de las Areas publicas
de Panamd. La seguridad en todas
las instalaciones militares fu6
aumentada para aseguar la
protecci6n del personal e
instalaciones estadounidenses.
Oficiales del Comando Sur y la


Embajada de EE.UU. han expresado
su grave preocupaci6n por el uso
injustificado de fuerza letal por parte
de las FF.DD.
"El patr6n de hostigamiento de
estadounidenses por parte de las
FF.DD. ha resultado en la muerte de
un miembro de las fuerzas de los
EE.UU., la golpiza de un official de la
fuerza naval, y el hostigamiento de su
esposa", sefialo el Secretario de
Defense Dick Cheney, luego de
reunirse con altos oficiales 6sta
mafiana en el PentAgono.
"Hemos visto al General Noriega
aterrorizar a los panamefios, y tratar
con crueldad a civiles y militares por
igual luego del ultimo golpe en su
contra, nombrarse lider del pais, y
declarar un estado de guerra contra
los EE.UU. Estas acciones han
creado una atm6sfera en la que las
FF.DD. se sienten libres de disparar
un contra de estadounidenses
desarmados. Esperamos que a los
responsables se les aplique la ley.
"En ultimas instancia, es el mismo
General Noriega quien ha
estimulado este tipo de ilegalidad. Su
propia conduct pone un ejemplo de
crueldad y brutalidad. La falta de
discipline y control en las FF.DD. es
mayor evidencia que PanamA es un
pais sin gobierno", Cheney acot6.


Gacha gets 'common grave'

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - In a members a chance to claim the
final, bizarre episode in the life and bodies. He told the El Espectador
death of a billionaire drug trafficker, newspaper that the only request for
authorities used public funds to bury the bodies prior to the burial came
his body in a common grave and then from a funeral home in the city of
exhumed it at his family's request. Medellin, the hub of the country's
The family of Gonzalo Rodriguez cocaine trade. He denied that
Gacha claimed his body Sunday and request, El Espectador said.
loaded it, wrapped in a plastic bag, Rodriguez Gacha, a billionaire
onto a pickup truck bound for who had set up private armies to
"unknown parts," Sucre state Gov. protect both his cocaine business and
Arturo Martinez said in a radio his vast stretches of land in the
interview, country, was buried in a wooden
Security forces who had stalked coffin at a cost of $700 in public
Rodriguez Gacha for months shot funds.
and killed him and his entourage With the killing, President Virgilio
Friday during a gunfight near the Barco's government appeared
Caribbean port of Covenas. strengthened in its anti-drug
Rodriguez Gacha, 42, was buried offensive. Critics had said
late Saturday with his 17-year-old Colombian cocaine chiefs were
son, Freddy, and five bodyguards in impervious to attack.
a common grave in Sincelejo, 320 The government's success in
miles north of Bogota. tracking down Rodriguez Gacha
Martinez said on the Caracol radio drew praise from Colombian
network that Freddy's mother had newspapers, which a week ago
claimed her son's body after the suggested Barco had all but lost his
burial. He identified the woman as struggle against the traffickers.
Luz Dari Celades, reportedly one of Alfonso Cano Isaza, a columnist
Rodriguez Gacha's mistresses, for El Espectador, wrote that the
Two of Rodriguez, Gacha's government had taken the first step
brothers claimed the drug trafficker's toward victory over "the demented
body, Martinez said. He did not give criminality of drug traffickers" by
their names. killing Rodriguez Gacha.
The judge in charge of the burial, The trafficker was accused of the
Bienvenido Zuniga, agreed to open 1986 of Cano's brother, Guillermo
the common grave and give family Cano, El Espectador's publisher.

Military drugarrest authority
(Continued from p.1) narcotics agents but oppose the use


determined at the highest levels of the
government," he said.
The legal opinion, if implemented
as policy, would allow military units
such as the Delta hostage rescue
teams or Special Forces to
apprehend international fugitives,
such as Panamanian Gen. Manuel
Noriega, without permission from
the host country.
Implementing the policy could
complicate U.S. relations with
countries where such arrests took
place, particularly Latin American
nations such as Colombia, Peru and
Bolivia. which have admitted U.S.


of U.S. troops within their borders.
The Justice Department ruling
was completed two months after
U.S. forces planned a never-executed
mission to seize Colombian alleged
drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, who
was reported to be in Panama,
administration officials told The
Post.
The mission - scratched when
intelligence reports on Escobar's
location proved false - would have
evaded the then-current interpreta-
tion of the law on military arrest
powers by having a Drug
Enforcement Administration agent
make the formal arrest.


A 'tragic, needless incident




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*the T nCimeS Vol. 11, No. 46 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 18, 1989 PDF kills SUT HCOM officer WASHINGTON (OSD PA) -the Naval Security office at Rodman Members of the. Panamanian D defense Secretary condemn ns action about 2:15a.m. Sunday, where they Defense Forces opened fire on a car provided statements. carr ing lour U.S. military officers Southern Command imposed Saturday night. killing ote AmeriCan Personnel MIosement Limitations ser iceman and injunneg another. A "D" about 9:50 Saturday night, third U.S. militiry officer who directing all military personnel and witnessed the escnt, was detained A their dependents to stay out of public and beaten bs the PD). areas in Panama. Security at all U.S. The four off-duts officers left the m i military installations w as U.S. Army base at Fort Clayton immediately enhanced to ensure the Saturday night, unarmed and in protection of U.S. personnel and civilian clothing, and drove in a facilities. privately owned car, heading for Southern Command and U.S. dinner in a popular downtown Embassy officials expressed grave Panama City restaurant. On their concern over the unwarranted use of way downtown, they got lost and deadly force by the PDF. unintentionally drove onto Avenue "The P D F's pattern of, A, near the Panama Defense Force's harassment of Americans has headquarters, instead of Fourth of resulted in the deathof a United States July Avenue, which connects U.S. serviceman, the beating of a Naval military bases. officer, and the harassment of his At 9:05 Saturday night, Panama wife," Defense Secretary Dick time, they came to a PDF roadblock Cheney said, after meeting with and were stopped by about five senior officials Sunday morning at uniformed members of the PDF. A the Pentagon. crowd of 30 to 40 civilians, spotting We'se seen General Noriega the U.S. license plates, swarmed brutalize the people of Panama, toward the car. The PDF members crack down on his own civilians and reached through the open car SecretaryofDefenseDick Cheney(APLaserphoto) military alike after the last coup windows, tugging at the servicemen's The names of the victims have not Navy Officer and his wife They took attempt, designate himself the leader clothes and seat belts, and opened Te nases pfnthe otifsate t Nary office of the country, and declare a state of somebeen released pending notification the couple to a nearby PDF office war with the United States. These to pull the Americans from their car. of their next of kin. blindfolded them with masking tape, actions have created an atmosphere A U.S. Navy lieutenant and his and drove them in the back of a in which Panamanian Defense The few cars ahead of the wife had been stopped in their car pickup truck to another location, Forces feel free to fire on unarmed Americans at the roadblock were about half an hour before the four hi:h the Navy officer believed to be Americans. We folly expect that waved on, and one of the U.S. officers arrived, at the same the PDF headquarters. The couple those responsible will be brought to officers asked in Spanish why the checkpoint on Avenue A. They got was interrogated for about four toee Americans were being singled out. lost after dining out while heading hours. justice. No answer was given. The driver of home to the U.S. Naval Station at During the questioning, the Naval hUltimately, it is General Noriega the car saw that the PDF weapons Rodman, on the west bank of the officer was repeatedly beaten and himself who has encouraged this AK-47's and automatic rifles-had Panama Canal near Howard Air kicked in the groin and head. He was kind of lawlessness. His own conduct been loaded and aimed at the Force Base. PDF soldiers stopped told he would be killed if he did not sets an example of cruelty and Americans. Fearing for their safety, their car, asked for their provide information on his duties brli The lack of discipline and they closed the windows and drove identification cards, and told them to and his unit. His wife was slammed cntrol in the anamanian eense away, past the roadblock. pull over to the side of the street until against a wall with such force that her Panama is a country without a As the car sped away, PDF their identification was checked. head was cut. After standing at the government, Cheney said. soldiers opened fire on the While waiting in the car, the wall for half an hour, with her arms Americans. One of the U.S. officers couple sasv the four Americans arrive above her head, she collapsed onto See Spanish translation on p.8 was wounded and another was grazed and later witnessed the PDF soldiers the floor. She was also sexually at the ankle by a bullet. The car drove raise their weapons and aim at threatened by the PDF soldiers. } to Gorgas Army Hospital, about five the officers' car as it started to speed Four hours after they were blocks from the U.S. Southern away. The couple said the PDF then stopped, the Naval officer and his Thousands view body Command Headquarters at Quarry began to fire at the officers' car. wife were escorted by the PDF to Heights where the wounded officer After the shooting, the PDF Fourth of Julv Avenue three blocks MOSCOW (AP) -Mourners died about 15 minutes after arriving. members returned to the waiting away and released. They arrived at sobbed and shook their heads in disbelief Sunday as tens of thousands viewed the flowerBush: No comment on military arrest a draped body of Andrei D. Sakharov in a huge outpouring of W A S H I N G T ON (U P 1) -change existing policy, he said, year-old Posse Comitatus Act, which grief for the man described as his President Bush declined comment "Well, a legal interpretation is always prohibits the Army from making country's conscience. Saturday on a published report that subject to discussion, but we arrests or conducting other law the administration has decided the wouldn't want to speculate on how it enforcement operations, does not U.S. military has legal authority to might be used. It's impossible to say." apply outside the nation's borders. Cut troop strength make overseas arrests of alleged drug The New York Times reported, Military operations overseas to WASHINGTON (AP) -Top traffickers, international terrorists meanwhile, that U.S. Marines apprehend fugitives from criminal Pentagonofficialsarerecommendand other fugitives. patrolling the U.S. border with justice could be designated "law ing to Defense Secretary Dick Bush, leaving the White House Mexicoexchangedgunfire with drug enforcement" operations and Cheney that U.S. troop strength Saturday morning en route to St. smugglers for the first time on therefore would not require inEuropeeventuallybecutinhalf Martin in the Caribbean for talks Wednesday in an incident along the consulation with Congress, The Post if Soviet reductions continue for with French President Francois Arizona border. reported. several years, The Washington Mitterrand, declined to discuss a The Times reported that the Key members of Congress and Post reported Sunday. Washington Post report that the Marines were part of a contingent of congressional aides told the administration had based its new about 50 troops assigned to assist the newspaper they had not been notified position on a Nov. 3 Justice Border Patrol in drug surveillance. of the legal opinion or of any change Federal judge dies Department opinion. Officials told the newspaper that the in policy governing the military's MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. But, White House press secretary Marines suffered no casualties and authority. (AP) -The FBI says it will Marlin Fitzwater noted that the that the smugglers fired first and Justice Department spokesman investigate the possibility that the .Justice Department had "briefed" eventually escaped on horseback, David Runkel confirmed the bombing of a federal judge was the administration on the details but leaving behind a horse and 535 existence of the legal opinion, but drug-related. Judge Robert S. said the White House would have no pounds of marijuana. said: "I want to emphasize that this is Vance of the 11th U.S. Circuit comment on its use. The Post, citing administration a legal determination only. Court of Appeals died instantly "It doesn't change anything from officials, said the Justice "The role that the military might when a package delivered to his the way we're operating," he said. Department's Office of Legal play, if any, is something to be home exploded. Asked whether it could be used to Counsel had concluded chat the 1 1((on1inoed on p.8)

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Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 Brazilian election polls reveal tight race BRASILIA,Brazil (AP) -A families and a former lathe worker as Brazilians voted for the nation's both candidates, voting was peaceful member of one of Brazil's wealthiest appeared to be in a dead heat Sunday first freely elected president since across the country. ________________________________ 1960.D -0Polls gave conservative former Da Silva supporters jammed Goll. Fvead coserate frmer aBrasilia's confetti-littered business Q,,/j G~~~ov. Fernando Collor de Mello an dsrc as okn on n -\edge of3 percentage points to less district cars, honking horns and \ than I point over socialist Rep. Luis waving huge red-and-white flags. .Ignacio Lula de Silva, a former union Collor de Mello, 40, voted in his boss who was far behind in polls only home district of Maceio, the capital n -weeks ago. of Alagoas state on Brazil's From the teeming Amazon rain northeastern Atlantic tip. forest to the concrete sprawl of 4 's Brazil's southeastern cities, voters began lining up hours before the "Today is the happiest day 250,000 polling stations opened. of my life." The Supreme Electoral Court said it could take four to six days to GovernorFernando Collor complete the count. Some 82 million voters across de Mello Latin America's biggest nation were registered for the election, seen as a huge step toward the return of full The burly da Silva, 44, kissed his democracy after a rightist military ballot as he cast it in the southeastern regime ruled from 1964 to 1985. industrial city of Sao Bernardo do The new president takes office Campo, on the outskirts of Sao March 15 for a five-year term. The Paulo, Brazil's biggest city. current president, Jose Sarney, took office in 1985 after he was picked by "Today is the happiest day of my an elector a college controlled by the life," said the former factory worker, Military regime. dressed in a red T-shirt and jeans. He y eg .drove to a friend's ranch to await the 4 ~i The election also was seen as a final results. referendum on the past two decades, Collor de Mello and da Silva were Which have been marked by 1,500 ColrdMeoan Svawe CUR TA IN FALLS-Czechoslovak soldiers swaripulling down stretches oa k the too vote-getters in a field of 21 te Ion urtin ondy a Dein ear stat pllig dwn treche of percent annual inflation, sinking real candidates in balloting Nov. 15. the Iron Curtain Monday at Devin near Bratislava. The first government wages and corruption. not dominated by communists in 41 years came to power in the country and Neither obtained the majority drove President Gustav Husak from office. (AP Laserphoto) Despite wild street rallies that needed to win, and Sunday's runoff capped a week of mudslinging by was scheduled. Congressman calls for drug decriminalization DETROIT (UPI) -Rep. George administration's drug-fighting "We're sending more and more Bennett said the legalization Crockett, D-Mich., reportedly has efforts. people to prison," said Churchill, would end disastrously. become the first congressman to "I want to fight the bad guys," chief federal judge of Michigan's "Alcohol has done quite enough publicly call for the decriminaliBennett said. "I don't want to fight Eastern District, in Bay City. "And damage, thank you," Bennett said. zation of drugs, saying in an the good guys." we're putting them away for rather "We don't need the other drugs interview published Sunday that the Last month, Bennett derided substantial terms. But what are we legalized. And if you want to see move is the only answer to the decriminalization as a "moral going to do once we get our prisons people using crack go from one to 2 nation's drug problem. disaster" that won't wash with full and we still have as many drug million to 10 million, make it as "Decriminalization is the only anyone who has been "within five dealers on the street?" available as alcohol." solution," Crockett told the Detroit miles of a crack house." News and Free Press. "Our criminal Under Crockett's plan, drugs justice system is not working. Our would be taxed and sold at X4 AIM courts are burdened down with these sanctioned outlets, with restrictions M arrow recipient dies drug cases and there is nothing they similar to those for alcohol. can do about it. Crockett said he would bar pilots, RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -would accept the bone marrow." "And here we are talking about law enforcement officers and others Brooke Michele Ward, the first Her operation Dec. 16,1987, at spending additional billions to build in safety-related jobs from using bone marrow recipient to be the Fred Hutchinson Cancer jails and prisons to send people in," drugs while on duty. matched with a donor through a Research Center in Seattle was the Whentosd. ofCok"Just like we make it a crime for national registry, died in her first transplant in which marrow When told of Crockett's call for you to drive a car under the influence father's arms exactly two years was located from the National decriminalization, national drug of liquor, but we don't make it a after receiving the transplant in Bone Marrow Donor Registry. cursed tire troit emocrBennett crime for you to get drunk," Crockett Seattle. She was 8. The girl's struggle brought said he presents an unfortunate s Terecognition to the program, with c o m p1 i c a tio n t o t h e B us h The Detroit congressman said he morning on the way to Rex the registry growing from 23,000 has "no present intention" of Hospital in Raleigh, said her potential donors to 40,000 in the introducing legislation because it parents, Marguriete and Michael succeding six months. woul trigera "he ad cr on Ward. would trigger a "hue and cry" on Mrs. Ward said the leukemia Brooke met her donor, Diane Capitol Hill and have no chance of prognosis had been good, but Walters, 50, of Milwaukee in passmg. Brooke continued to be afflicted March, moments before they U.S. agr it J rdge Jat ith graft vs. host disease, a appearead live on ABC-TV's V Churchill agreed with Crockett that iinwhiehthe "odMrngA rc."Ty ~ -~. t'stim toexporetheide o condition in which the "Good Morning America." They decriminazing drugs. transplanted marrow is rejected had become friends through by the body. letters and telephone calls. YRad gpeth, the gir S Brooke is survived by her doctor, said that problem caused parents; brothers Jeffrey Michael ",e. dath. Ward of Pembrok Pines, Fla., and "They were really encouraged Jerry Lee Ward of Raleigh; withBrookesinceshehadmade t maternal grandfather, C.E. two years and had not relapsed Wheeler of Raleigh; and paternal Mrs. Ward said. "It looked like grandfather, L.A. Ward of just a matter of time and her body Everette, Wash. 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 Halt Spec. John Hall Program ofthe Department of Defense, underthe supervision of PFC Megra Johnson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room .Rosemary Chong Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view Carolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, the I TO P O C T im e I ma Mcride Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612. Jstil ki;.

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Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 3 hemisphere Renewed conflict kills hope of EC aid MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -Commissioner for Latin America Guatemala also approved a $380current account is in deficit to the Hopes that economic aid could help Abel Matutes said the fighting in El million plan to help some two million tune of $1.9 billion. bring peace and stability to Central Salvador could delay Community Central American refugees. All five Central American nations America have faded with the aid there. The United States pumps $1 have been badly hit by the renewed conflict in the region, "It's clear .this could delay the million a day into the Salvadoran breakdown of international coffee officials say. start of this plan or even lead to its economy. quotas and hope to agree steps to "Nowhere in Latin America is the suspension," he said, referring to EC Apart from Mexico, which has reverse the resulting price slump link between peace and development plans to help Guatemala, El lent $122 millionthrough the Central when they meet next week in more patent than in Central Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and American Bank for Economic Honduras. America," Gert Rosenthal, executive Costa Rica finance regional trade. Integration (BCIE), little help has The Central American Common secretary of the U.N. Economic An international commission come from Latin American Market has languished. Commission for Latin America recently estimated Central America's countries. "What is most remarkable in (ECLA), said recently. external financing needs at a Central American integration is not whopping $2 billion a year to achieve Officials hope regional initiatives the setbacks but that it continues A regional peace plan had 5.5 percent growth by 1993. Aid to will get back on track when foreign showing signs of life," said encouraged several aid initiatives this the region is now $1.5 billion a year. ministers of the so-called Group of Rosenthal. year which were seen as vital to The EC last February agreed a Eight Latin American nations meet But intra-regional exports have creating conditions for lasting peace. $109-million package for Central in March in Mexico, which is trying more than halved since peaking at But renewed tension in Nicaragua America, but made it clear to bring in Spain and France as $1.1 billion in 1980 and now account and the worst fighting in El disbursement depended on the extra-regional BCIE members. for only about 10 percent of total Salvador's 10-year civil war -two region's leaders implementing a But the region' s economic Central American exports as against problems tackled by five Central peace plan. problems are dire, with per capita 25 percent then. American presidents at a summit Still pending is a more ambitious income falling 20 percent in the 1980s Complicating plans to revive that ended Tuesday -have put aid plan, promoted by the United and investment plummeting. commercial ties is the five countries' plans in doubt. Nations, to channel $4.3 billion to Inflation has surged in almost all the combined foreign debt of $19 billion During a recent visit to Mexico, the region over the next three years. countries, hitting 40,000 percent in and arrears on trade payments. European Community (EC) In June, a U.N. conference in Nicaragua this year. Their combined totalling about $500 million. Sentence shows new Mexican resolve in drug war MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -This made Mexico a major staging area to have hampered the anti-drug But while the amount is indicative week's sentencing of drug kingpin for cocaine shipments into the effort. Caro Quintero, for example, of stepped up enforcement efforts, Rafael Caro Quintero for the torture United States. has been linked in Mexican press officials say it also underscores the and murder of a U.S. Drug agent And the officials note that, as in reports to a former chief of the fact that more cocaine is passing signals new Mexican resolve in its Colombia where the cocaine comes Federal Security Directorate, the through Mexico than ever before. drug enforcement efforts. from, the war on drugs here is one in Mexican equivalent of the FBl. As much as 70 percent of the But U.S. officials say the flow of which the resources are uneven and Mexico has seized over 75,000 cocaine consumed in the United illicit drugs through Mexico is the outcome far from certain. pounds of cocaine this year, more States enters the country via Mexico, greater than ever and the war on Like Colombia, corruption in the than all that was confiscated over the a U.S. Drug expert told Reuters in a narcotics here is far from over. police and military is widely believed previous decade, recent interview. On Tuesday, Caro Quintero Mexico is also the source of about received the maximum 40-year 40 percent of the heroin sold in the sentence for the killing of U.S. Drug ~ United States and a third of the Enforcement Agent Enrique marijuana, according to the DEA. Camarena, whose brutal murder in The U.S. expert said Mexican February 1985 provoked public authorities, citing the issue of outrage in the United States, sovereignty, had repeatedly rejected The badly beaten body of a direct U.S. Role in the drug war Camarena, 37, was discovered here. one which he said could tip the together with that of his Mexican balance of the war. pilot on a ranch outside the And he said the country, which northwestern city of Guadalajara in receives just $15 million in U.S. antiMarch 1985. drug aid a year, faces serious His murder -and the glaciallylimitations in its ability to crack slow pace of an official probe into it down on smugglers. -was cited by critics of Mexico in Mexico lacks the long-range radar the U.S. Congress as an example of systems and the type of weapons Mexico's lack of cooperation in needed to carry out threats by efforts to halt the flow of drugs Assistant Attorney General Javier across its long border with the United Coello Trejo who has said police will States. shoot down suspicous planes. Amid widespread charges of an Police say they have shot down at official coverup of those responsible least four planes in the past few for the killing, U.S. officials months. But the shootings -with repeatedly urged Mexico to make an rifles and handguns -were more the example of Caro Quintero. result of luck than advance planning, "I'd like to see him in jail for the the U.S. expert said. rest of his life with little ants crawling VICTOR Y CLAIM -Honduran presidential candidate Rafael Leonardo "I would like to see a force in the all over his body," a U.S. Drug Callejas, of the opposition National Party, claims victory in Tegucigalpa in attorney general's office that can official said in a recent interview. elections last month as his wife, Norma Regina, looks on. He ran against traffic ing by plane frm lombia President Carlos Salinas de Carlos Flores of the ruling Liberal Party. (AP Laserphoto) to Mexico," he added. Gortari, who took office a year ago with a pledge to crack down on the wigtadehasa been givn hg Carter travels in search of world peace marks for his anti-narcotic efforts. WASHINGTON (AP) -He Not since Herbert Hoover's globethinks people have of him," said A senior official credited Salinas negotiates on behalf of exiled girdling activities in famine reliefand Bornet, a professor emeritus of with moving quicky to close the Miskito Indians in Nicaragua. He his recommendations on streamhistory at Southern Oregon College Camarena case after much footstorms out of a tabulation center to lining the government has an ex"And in that he is absolutely at one dragging by his predecessor, former denounce election fraud in Panama. president taken so active and visible a with Herbert Hoover. Hoover really President Miguel de la Madrid. He sits down with warring role in public affairs. worked at that." Caro Quintero's conviction has Ethiopian factions in Atlanta to Carter has certainly not given it Robert Strauss, the former been applauded by officials on both arrange peace talks. He meets with up. Democratic national chairman who sides of the U.S.-Mexican border as a President Bush in the Oval Office to He has traveled frequently and managed Carter's unsucessful relong-awaitedmovetocloseadifficult report his hopes for a fair been host to current and former election campaign, disagreed about chapter in relations between the two Nicaraguan election, world leaders at the Carter the former president's motives. countries. Eight years after he left the White Presidential Center, his Atlanta I But the same officials acknowHouse in humiliating defeat. Jimrnm public policy facility and think tank. 1 suspect that Jimmy Carter is ledge that Caro Quintero, though Carter, who brought Arab anc Je. oblivious to what people like me are one of the more ruthless drug lords together in the historic negotiations Why all this activity? very sensitive to, and that is the fact anywhere, is but one mernber of a at Camp David, is back in business a "Carter, I think, is making every that the public is beginning to rewhole army of smugglers who have a mediator. effort to erase an impression that he examine him a bit," Strauss said.

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4 Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 ACROSS ahhr fiby Mork 15:4 41 C4ea-se thr6 It oppd I Alperttrf SOAnimst So 92 60A rome 3ftretr'df tughly to SOW Tijuano 51 Younggrl 93Arknowrdge 4 Gtant 43 1 93 -~ t "1 S9 1mpot Brass S Soft, light 95 T.p. fr Dr. sruosrio 44 1n, nny people: slatg 5 lealth-fod d"wn SR" T 5lirect r 45Tr,_or 91 What cYrd"tcoa 53 Etatial ],)-xin Fak, an1 4 7 'igh .n"cI "e w 10 Fole for 55 Stbltraf 97 Morec subtle family mtave: rolioq. 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Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 5 military news Congress wants cuts in defense spending WASHINGTON (Reuter) -and 14 days in the Jimmy Carter it could create incentives for the military spending with no hai -to Political changes sweeping Eastern administration, the Post said. Soviet Union to attack with less national security. E u rope and improved U.S. The warning estimate is important warning, he said. The U.S. defense budget could be intelligence about Moscow's military in calculating the time available to "That is the basic reason we are not reduced by about $138 billion from posture have not convinced the rush reinforcements from the United now recommending a change in the fiscal 1992 to fiscal 1994, leaving the Pentagon to make changes in its States to Europe. warning planning factor -i.e., the fiscal 1994 defense budget about defense planning, a high defense Wolfowitz defended the decision minimum time we expect to have to $265 billion instead of $321 billion as official said Tuesday. not to factor the new estimate into send initial air and ground planned, McNamara told a Senate Members of the Senate Armed the upcoming defense budget, reinforcements to Europe," Budget Committee hearing. Services Committee warned the cautioning against basing present Wolfowitz said. "It would be folly to spend more official, Defense Undersecretary strategy on hoped-for future changes He added that the decision would than we need for defense -we are Paul Wolfowitz, that defense and an expectation that changes be reexamined as the strategic doing so,"he said. McNamara served spending may be cut anyway because could not be reversed. situation in Europe became clear and as Defense Secretary during the of what likely is a less volatile He said the expected increased particularly with the development of Kennedy and Johnson administramilitary stalemate across the Iron w a r n i n g time w as d u e t o an East-West accord on reducing tions. Curtain. improvements in U.S. and allied conventional forces that he said he Committee chairman Sam Nunn, Wolfowitz was appearing before military capabilities. expected to "fundamentally change D.-Ga., complained that the defense the committee in the first of a series "If we were to take this improved the map of Europe." budget was not being based on the of Senate hearings on the political warning as a reason to cut back on In a separate hearing in front of the perceived Soviet threat but on and military changes sweeping our own readiness then we could Senate Budget Committee, former "intuition." through East Europe. easily lose the longer warning times," Defense Secretary Robert Nunn told reporters later that a Because of the perception that the he said. McNamara said the recent dramatic budget that did not take account of threat of war has receded, heavy If the United States relaxed its changes in the Soviet Union and an accurate intelligence assessment congressional pressure for cuts in military posture too much to take Eastern Europe would allow the "is a misleading budget" that lost defense spending is expected when advantage of the extra warning time, United States to make deep cuts in credibility. the budget for the 1991 fiscal year goes to Congress in January.0 SetestCit"t"e Armed ID laboratory receives unusual items Services Committee, Wofowitz confirmed a news report that U.S. by SFC Byron Collins packages contain evidence sent to the additional laboratories in the intelligence, in a major reassessment, laboratory by CID agents worldwide command -one in Europe and the had lengthened the amount of time it FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AR for scientific analysis. Thornton is a other in the Pacific. They provide believed the Soviet Union would NEWS) -The evidence controller at critical link in a sensitive chain of scientific investigative assistance to need to prepare for a major attack on the U.S. Army Criminal Investigacustody that, if not rigidly enforced, military law enforcement agencies or Western Europe. tion Laboratory, Fort Gillem, Ga., could result in a criminal act going other federal investigative agencies in He said the estimate was secret and has received more than her share of unpunished. their areas of responsibility. In 1988, refused to confirm a report in the s t "It doesn't matter if an item is Ahmy are ofroies Ino1988, Washington Post Nov. 29 that the unusual items in the mail over the going or coming," said Thornton. Army crime laboratories processed intelligence community now believed past five years -a helicopter rotor We make sure a strict chain of more than 7,000 cases with a total of the West would have a warning time blade, a piece of an M-60 tank, even a custody is maintained at all times." more than 250,000 individual of 33 to 44 days. pair of human hands. The Fort Gillem facility serves as exhibits. The figures compared with earlier Jeanell W. Thornton is responsible headquarters for the worldwide "Monday is our busiest day," said estimates of 30 days in the first term for handling packages of all sizes, Army criminal investigation Thornton. "We usually get anywhere of the Richard Nixon administration shapes and descriptions. The laboratories. There are two from 30 to 40 packages. entertainment 5:55 Commuity Bulletin 630 NBC At Sunrise 6:00 SCN Evening Report 7:00 NBC Today Show 6:30 ABC World News Tonight 9:00 Morning Stretch 6:58 Prime Time TV Guide 9:25 Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers M monday 7:00 Jeopardy 9:50 Electric Company 7:30 Charles In Charge 10:15 CNN Headline Newsbreak noon CNN Headline News 8:00 Christmas Special."Bob Hope Christmas 10:30 USA Today -TV 12:30 SCN Midday Report Special from waikola, Hawaii" 11:00 Community Bulletin 12:4 CNN Sports Latemght 9:00 Monday Night Football. Philadelphia vs New i1:05 Classic Concentration I :O Oprah Winfrey. The Birth Of A Baby (Matue) Orleans 11:35 World Class Women 2:00 Another World 12:00 CNN Headline News 12:00 CNN Headline News 2:58 Prime Time TV Guide 12:30 Late Night With David Letterman 3:4s Star Trek 1:30 am. 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6 Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 Plaferform. under pressure Giants top Cowboys to the Chargers' 19 with 19 seconds Rams bomb Jets interception killed any comeback left, but Roy Bennett intercepted hopes. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Steve DeBerg's pass in the end zone. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Jim Buffalo can still win the division by (AP) -The New York Giants Everett threw for 273 yards and two beating the New York Jets on the clinched their first playoff berth since Packers beat Bears scores Sunday as the Los Angeles road next Saturday. 1986, beating Dallas 15-0 on CHICAGO (AP) -Don Rams remained in the hunt for a Saturday as Bjorn Nittmo kicked Majkowski passed for a touchdown wild-card berth with a 38-14 victory Skins overcome Falcons three field goals, Ottis Anderson ran and ran for two others, and Keith over the New York Jets. ATLANTA (AP) -Mark Rypien for 91 yards and the defense totally Woodside had a 68-yard touchdown Los Angeles dominated the Jets (4shook off an earlier neck sprain to controlled the Cowboys. run as the Green Bay Packers kept 11) in virtually every department, spark three touchdown drives in a The victory, achieved in 25-mph their flickering playoff hopes alive by opening up a 28-7 lead by halftime. span of 3:38 in the third quarter and winds with a wind-chill factor below beating the Chicago Bears 40-28 Everett, who completed 16 of 26, lead the Washington Redskins to a zero, improved the Giants' record to Sunday. threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Pete 31-30 victory Sunday over the 11-4 and guaranteed them at least a The victory ran the Packers' Holohan 5 1/2 minutes into the Atlanta Falcons. wild-card berth in the NFC. record to 9-6, guaranteeing their first game, then added a 43-yarder to Rypien connected with Art Monk It also kept them in contention for winnning season since 1978 and Willie Anderson in the second on a 60-yard scoring play to start the the NFC East title. If they beat the marking the most victories for the quarter. rally froma 17-point halftime deficit. Raiders next Sunday and Packers since 1972. It also marked The Rams (10-5) can earn their He then set up Earnest Byner's IPhiladelphia loses one of its last two the first season since 1981 that Green sixth playoff trip in seven years if yard touchdown with a 68-yard games, the Giants would win the Bay had beaten the Bears twice in a they win at New England next completion to Ricky Sanders at the NFC East. The Eagles would win the season. I Sunday. Even if Los Angeles loses, a Atlanta 1. tiebreaker if the division ends in a tie. The Bears, meanwhile, lost for the loss by either Green Bay or Rypien gave the Redskins (9-6) the Broncos rout Cardinals fifth straight time, its first losing Washington in their final game lead when he scored from the 9 on a streak that long in I I years. It also would put the Rams into the rollout. He hit on 17 of 27 passes for TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -Bobby guaranteed that Chicago, which is 6playoffs. 285 yards. Humphrey rushed for 128 yards to 9, will finish under .500 for the first Browns clip Vikings It was the fourth victory in a row become the first Denver rookie ever time since 1982. for the Redskins, whose slim playoff to reach the 1,000-yard mark and the .g. CLEVELAND (AP) -Backup hopes ended earlier in the afternoon Broncos' defense limited Phoenix to Steelers win again quarterback Mike Pagel threw a 14when the Los Angeles Rams beat the 101 yards Saturday in a 37-0 victory, PITTSBURGH (AP) -Tim yard touchdown pass to linebacker New York Jets 38-7. the first shutout against tihe Worley ran for 104 yards and a Van Waiters on a fake field goal with Atlanta (3-12) lost its sixth game in Cardinals in four years. touchdown, Louis Lipps scored on a 5.30 left in overtime Sunday as the a row and its eighth in nine games. The victory secured the home-field 58-yard reverse and Pittsburgh's Cleveland Browns kept their division Rypien left the game less than advantage throughout the playoffs defense dominated for the second title hopes alive with a 23-17 victory three minutes after it began when he for the AFC West champions (l1-4), straight week as the surging Steelers over the Minnesota Vikings. suffered a sprained neck on a tackle who led 20-0 at halftime en route to beat the New England Patriots 28-10 The surprising game-winner came by Jessie Tuggle, but returned handing Phoenix (5-10) its fifth on Sunday. on third-and-5, with Matt Bahr midway through the second period. consecutive loss. Merril Hoge also ran for two lining up to attempt a 32-yard field Doug Williams took over in Denver, ranked third defensively short-range touchdowns as the goal. Bahr had hit a 32-yarder with Rypien's absence and completed 7 of coming into the game, handed the Steelers (8-7), ignoring a 5-degree 24 seconds left in regulation to force 12 passes for 106 yards, including a Cardinals their first shutout since a gametime temperature and a minusovertime. 34-yard touchdown pass to Monk. 16-0 loss at Tampa Bay on Nov. 10, 15 wind-chill factor, won for the But Pagel, who holds on field goals giving Washington a 10-3 lead 57 1985. The Cardinals' deepest fourth time in five games to maintain but had thrown only 13 passes all seconds into the second quarter. penetration came late in the third an outside shot at their first playoff year. took the snap and rolled right, quarter, when they got to the Denver berth in five years. hitting the wide-open Waiters at the Colts beat Dolphins 31 before replacement quarterback The crowd of 26,594 was believed 10. Waiters easliy ran into the end INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Jack Gary Hogeboom lost a fumble at the by the Steelers to be their lowest since zone for the winning points. Trudeau passed for a career-high Broncos'40. they began selling out 59,000-seat In ending a four-game winless fourtouchdowns and Eric Dickerson Lions crush Buccaneers IThree Rivers Stadium regularly in streak, Cleveland Cleveland (8-6-1) had a career-high nine pass PThe 1972. There were 22.406 no-shows. can win its fourth AFC Central title receptions and ran for 107 yards and PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -The The Steelers held New England's in five years by beating the Oilers in two touchdowns as the Indianapolis emerging Detroit Lions, behind the leading rusher, John Stephens, to 35 Houston next week. The Vikings (9Colts beat the Miami Dolphins 42-13 running of Barry Sanders and yards, and forced three turnovers. 6) can still win the NFC Central with Sunday. passing of Bob Gagliano, won their They limited the Patriots (5-10) to a a victory over Cincinnati or a loss by Trudeau, knocked unconscious fourth consecutive game Sunday, lone field goal on five trips inside the Green Bay at Dallas next week. and hospitalized with a concussion a beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steelers' 35 until Marc Wilson's 12Bahr's tying kick atoned for two week ago, completed 23 of 35 passes 33-7 for their longest streak since the yard TD pass to Cedric Jones with late misses in an overtime loss at for 195 yards. Dickerson, bothered start of the 1980 season. I1:16 left in the game. Indianapolis last week and improved most of the season by a hamstring Sanders. the "J C's leading rusher, Pittsburgh, ranked 28th and last in the Browns to 1-2-1 in four overtime injury, scored his first rushing ran fr 104 yards and one touchdown the NFL in overall defense while games this year. touchdowns in a month and tied Jim on 21 carries, giving him 1,312 yards finishing 5-1 1 last season, shut out 49ers top Bills Brown for second place in NFL and the Lions' club record for a the New York Jets 13-0 last week and SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San history with the 58th 100-yard rookie. Biy Ssrwho set the old have held their last five opponents to Francisco 49ers beat turnover-prone rushing game of his career. now retired, rushed onto the field to points. Buffalo 21-10. the Bills'fourth loss in Seattle downs Raiders congratulate Sanders after an I1Bengals thrash Oilers five games and fourth straight on the yadrnwt :4lf ntetidroad. SEATTLE (AP) -Dave Krieg yard run with-6.34 left in the third CINCINNATI (AP) -Boomer Buffalo, failing to take advantage left his mistake-flawed season quarter that put him over the mark. Esiason threw four touchdown of San Francisco quarterback Joe behind, directing the Seattle It was the sixth 100-yard game or passes in frigid weather Sunday as Montana's absence due to injured Seahawks to a 23-17 victory Sunday Sanders, who has rushed for more the Cincinnati Bengals tied the club ribs, missed a chance to clinch its night over the Los Angeles Raiders. yardage than the tire Detroit team scoring record with a 61-7 victory second consecutive AFC East title whose playoff hopes were severely a year ago. With one game overthe HoustonOilersthatkeptthe following Miami's 42-13 loss at damaged. Sims' single-seaso1 mark of 1,437 in Central race undecided. Indianapolis. The Bills, Colts and The loss stymied the Raiders (8-7) 1981. The Oilers (9-6) let a chance to Dolphins are in a three-way tie at 8-7. in their bid to clinch an AFC wild.clinch their first outright AFC The Bills set up a 21-point San card berth. Both the Seahawks (7-8) Chargers shock Chiefs Central title slip off their icy Francisco burst in 5:10 of the second and the Raiders remained KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -fingertips, turning the ball over five half by giving the ball away in their mathematically alive -although Billy Joe Tolliver threw two times to help Cincinnati take own territory on three straight longshots -for the playoffs. touchdown passes and Marion Butts command 31-0 at the intermission. possessions. They committed all five rushed for 176 yards on a club-record The Oilers still can clinch the division of their turnovers in the second half. Krieg, who has 19 interceptions 39 carries Sunday, lifting San Diego with a victory next Saturday over Steve Young, replacing Montana, and 16 fumbles this season, past Kansas City 20-13 and Cleveland in the Astrodome. completed nine of 19 passes for 166 completed 25 of 34 passes for 270 damaging the Chiefs' playoff hopes. The Bengals (8-7) avoided yards, passing for one touchdown yards and two touchdowns, with no The loss was the first in five weeks elimination from the playoffs and running for another. interceptions and no bumbles. for Kansas City, (7-7-1), which was altogether with the most one-sided Beleaguered Bills quarterback Jim In a last-ditch effort to win the unable to hold a 13-0 lead and saw its victory .n franchise history. The 61 Kelly completed 26 of 42 passes for game, the Raiders got to the Seattle slim postseason chances fade further. points equalled the club record, set in 265 yards, with three interceptions, 15. The Chargers (5-10), who had lost a 61-17 victory in the Astrodome in two in the second half. He scored Steve Beuerlcins fourth-down their last four b' a total of 15 points, 9-2. The Bengals' 589 yards of Buffalo's only touchdown on a Ipass with I yards to ge 'aijr(i ,m swept the two-game season series offense was the secono-nighest total yard run Asth 74Y rcrMaining before Mervyn Fernandez's head at a' from the Chiefs. Kansas City drove in team history. an Aidie kRcf fumble and another Seattle five wth I:2h cemsiroer.

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Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 I Chavez retains super lightweight title MEXICO CITY (AP) -Julio Cortes down and into the ropes 1:56 would consider going up one weight Cortes called Chavez "a great Cesar Chavez knocked out into the round. Cortes took a sevenclass to welterweight to try and win fighter"and said he didn't know what Argentine Alberto Cortes with a count before standing up, but referee another world championship. hit him. right-left-right combination in the Arthur Mercante stopped the fight. "It would be difficult, but I think I "All I saw was the referee's count, third round Saturday night to retain "I never felt like I was stretched to can do it," Chavez said. and then his hands signaling," he his World Boxing Council (WBC) the limits of my capacity," Chavez If he were to move up to the said. super lightweight title, said. "I was always within my welterweight class, Chavez would Chavez dominated the fight from capacity." face either WBC champion Marlon The 22,000-seat arena was less the start, driving Cortes backward He said that the most serious blow S t a r lin g or W o r 1d Boxing than half full, but the crowd was for most of the first two rounds. He he took in his second defense of the Association (WBA) champion Mark highly partisan and cheered Chavez opened a cut on the bridge of Cortes' title was a butt above the right eye Breland, both of the United States. wildly. nose in the first round and another from Cortes. "I did what I had to do to keep the The fight was Chavez' 68th cut on his cheek in the third. Chavez said he felt he was ready championship," Chavez said. "I was without aloss and his 59th knockout. In the third round of the scheduled face American Meldrick Taylor on 100 percent for 100 percent of the The loss was Cortes' first after 44 12-round bout, Chavez knocked March 17in Las Vegas, and afterthat time." victories, including 22 knockouts. Chivez retiene titwlo super peso liviano CIUDAD MEXICO (AP) -Julio las cuerdas al 1:56 del asalto. Cortes va a tomar en cuenta el avance a una de las veces." Cesar ChAvez puso fuera de combate cogio un conte6 hasta siete antes de categoria mas al peso mediano ligero Cortes llam6 a Chavez "un gran al Argentino Alberto Cortes con su levantarse, pero el drbitro Arthur para tratar de ganar otro campeo luchador" y dijo que no sabia que le combinaci6n derecha izquierda en Mercante par6 la pelea. nato mundial. "Eso sera dificil, pero pas6 a 61. "Todo lo que yo vi fue al el,tercer asalto por el titulo super Yo nunca sent que yo estaba yo creo que yo lo puedo lograr," Arbitro contando, y despues peso liviano del Consejo Mundial de extendiendo los limites de mi Chavez declare. sefialando con sus manos," 61 dijo. Boxeo. capacidad," Chavez expres6 "yo Si 6l lograra avanzar ala categoria La arena con capacidad para Chavez domin6 la pelea desde un siempre me mantube dentro de mi peso mediano ligero, Chavez se 22,000 sillas estaba a mitad de esta comienzo manejando a Cortes por la capacidad." tendra que enfrentar a uno de los dos cantidad, pero los espectadores mayor parte en los dos primeros El dijo que el mas serio golpe que campeones, a Marlon Starling fuer6n alta-mente partidarios y asaltos. El le abri6 una cortada en el habia tomado en su segunda defensa campe6n mundial de boxeo 6 at animar6n fuertemente a Chavez. puente de la nariz de Cortes en el del titulo fu6 un golpe de Cortes en ]a campe6n mundial de la asociaci6n de primer asalto y otra cortada en la ceja del ojo derecho. boxeo Mark Breland, ambos de los La pelea 68 fu6 de Chavez sin una mejilla en el tecer asalto. Chavez anunci6 que se siente pre Estados Unidos. perdida y su 59 por knockout. La En el tercer asalto de la pelea parado para enfrentarse al "Yo hice lo que tenia que hacer primera perdida para Cortes despues programada para 12 asaltos, Chavez Americano Meldrick Taylor el 17 de para mantener el campeonato," de 44 victorias, incluyendo 22 puso a Cortes fuera de combate y en marzo en las Vegas, y despues de eso Chavez dijo. "Yo estube 100 ciento knockouts. Penn State may join Big 1.0 football conference, STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -good for our football. I can't speak College. Most of Penn State's Most of Penn State's current Joe Paterno thinks the time may be for our other coaches or Athletic contracts provide for two games at opponents also play in stadiums that right for Penn State to drop its Director Jim Tarman. But as far as I home and one away or even a 3-1 hold no more than 50,000. Most Big independent status and join a big am concerned as a football coach, I'll ratio. 10 stadiums are larger. conference -a Big Ten conference. be excited about it." "I would be very pleased about it if Penn State belongs to the Atlantic it happens," the coach said Friday 10 Conference in basketball and during a news conference to discuss other sports but always has been a Penn State's Dec. 29 Holiday Bowl major Eastern independent in 4 01 game against Brigham Young at San football. Paterno tried to organize an Diego. Eastern all-sports conference, but Big Ten chairman Stanley failed when major schools such as Ikenberry disclosed Thursday night Pittsburgh and Syracuse joined the that bringing the Nittany Lions into Big East, a basketball-dominated one of the nation's most prestigious conference. conferences was under discussion. Ikenberry, president of the An announcement is expected University of Illinois, said talks that within the next week. Paterno said he began about 10 years ago were understood Penn State president Dr. renewed within recent months. Bryce Jordan also would make an Joining the Big Ten would help announcement next week about the ease the financial pressure on Penn situation. State's football program, which "The schools in the Big Ten are supports the 28 other sports similar institutions to our programs at the school. Paterno has academically," said Paterno, who said Penn State must play seven plans to retire in three years when he games at home to make ends meet. turns 65. "It would be a great thing This year, Penn State declined to for the prestige of this institution to sign a new 10-year contract with be identifed with those people. Syracuse, a traditional Eastern rival, "Athletically, it would be a plus in because the Orangemen refused to just about every area. It would be play six of the games in State Notre Dame upsets UCLA SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPIB -Jackson's decisive frer tnrovs. Jamere Jackson hit kwc UCLA's Darrick M2Tin innssed throws with 10 seconds remain :, a 3-point shot as tiw, ernir ed and Keith Robinson scored n Wilson hit 29 points ior tne iSuins his 21 points in the second iA. and Martin had 16. Wfllams, a Sunday, leading Note Dame io vn freshman, added i6 oi6is for the 86-84 victory over No. 14 UCLr. Irish. The Fighting Irish, 2-3, used a UCLA maintained control 30-5 run over the first and second during most of the fir! half, halves to take a 54-43 lead w:-: extending the lead wa 3"-! with 15:05 remaining after a Mont4:08 left on a Martin free th-ow. Williams basket. Notre Damn But Notre Dame outscored the maintained a 58-47 lead with Bruins 13-0 for the rest ofthe half, 14:05 after a Robinson basket. cutting UCLA's halftime lead to The Bruins, 4-1, went on an 8-1 38-37 on an Elmer Bennett run to tie the score 84-84 with 22 halfcourt shot as time expired. seconds left on a Trevor Wilson Williams hit 12 points in the THIEF! Detroit Pistons' James Edwards, 53, scoops up the ball as basket. However, Wilson fouled first half for the Irish, while Washington Bullets' Jeff Malone, 24, attempts to drive towards the basket out with 10 seconds left to set up Murray and Martin each had 9. during a match-up in A uburn Hills, Mich. (A P Laserphoto)

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8 Tropic Times Dec. 18, 1989 FF.DD~~~~matana nofca, golpean aor Secretario de Defensa condena action parte trasera de un cami6n a otro EmbajadadeEE.UU.hanexpresado lugar que el oficial estima era el su grave preocupacion POT el uso WASHINGTON (OSD/PA) -direcci6n. Temiendo por su cuartel general de las FF.DD. La injustificadodefuerzaLetalpor parte Miembros de las Fuerzas de Defensa seguridad, cerraron las ventanas y se pareja fue interrogada cuatro horas. de Las FF.DD. dePanama(FF.DD.)abrieronfuego alejaron, atravesando por la Durante el interrogatorio, el "El patr6n de hostigamiento de conira un autom6vil en el viajaban barricada. oficial fue pateado entre las piernas y estadounidenses por parte de las cu a t r o o fi cia L e s miii t acres Al carro alejarse, los soldados de la golpeado en la cabeza repetidamente. FF.DD. ha resultado en la muerte de estadounidenses el sabado, matando FF.DD. abrieron fuego contra los Se le dijo que lo matarian si no un miembro de las fuerzas de los a uno y lastimando a otro. Un tercere estadounidenses. Uno de los oficiales proporcionaba informaci6n sobre su EE.UU., la golpiza de un oficial de la official military estadounidense que fu6 herido y otro rozado en el tobillo ocupaci6n y unidad. Su esposa, fuerza naval, y el hostigamiento de su observ6 el incidente fu6 detenido y por una bala. Se dirigieron al luego de estar de pie por media hora esposa", seiaLo el Secretario de golpeado por las FF.DD. hospital Gorgas del Ej6rcito con las manos arriba de la cabeza, se Defensa Dick Cheney, luego de Los cuatro oficiales, que estaban estadounidnese, donde el oficial desmay6 y cay6 al piso. Tambi6n fue reunirse con altos oficiales 6sta de asueto, salicron de Fuerte Clayton muri6 a los 15 minutos de su arribo. amenazada sexualmente por los mafiana en el Pentagono. el sAbado desarmados y vestidos de La divulgaci6in de Los nombres de miembros de las FF.DD. "Hemos visto al General Noriega civil. Conducian un vehiculo privado Las victimas pende la notificaci6n a Cuatro horas despu6s de haber aterrorizar a Los panamenos, y tratar y se dirigian a cenar a un restaurante sus familiares. sido detenidos, el oficial y su esposa con crueldad a civiles y militares por popular en la ciudad de Panama. Un teniente de la Fuerza Naval fueron escoltados por las FF.DD. a igual luego del ultimo golpe en su Mientras se dirigian hacia la ciudad, estadounidense y su esposa la Avenida 4 de Julio y liberados. contra, nombrarse lider del pais, y se perdieron e involuntariamente se estuvieron detenidos como una Llegaron a la Estaci6n Naval de declarar un estado de guerra contra encontraron en la Avenida "A", media hora antes de la llegada de los Rodman a las 2:15 a.m. el domingo, Los EE.UU. Estas acciones han cerca del cuartel general de las cuatro oficiales en la misma donde hicieron declaraciones sobre creado una atm6sfera en la que las FF.DD., en vez de la Avenida 4 de barricada de la Avenida "A". Se el incidente. FF.DD. se sienten libres de disparar julio, la cual conecta a las bases habian perdido mientras se dirigian a El Comando Sur impuso la un contra de estadounidenses militares estadounidenses. su residencia en la Estaci6n Naval de Limitaci6n de Movimiento de desarmados. Esperamos que a los A las 9:05 del sAbado, hora de Rodman, en el litoral oeste del Canal Personal "D" como a las 9:50 deL responsables se les aplique la ley. Panama, Los cuatro militares de PanamA, cerca de la Base A6rea sabado, ordenando al personal estadounidenses se toparon con una Howard. Soldados de las FF.DD. militar y a sus dependientes que se "En ultimas instancia, es el mismo barricada y fueron detenidos por detuvieron el auto, solicitaron su mantegan fuera de las Areas publicas Ge n era N or i e g a q u i e n ha apr6ximadamente cinco miembros identificaci6n, y les dijeron que se de PanamAd. La seguridad en todas estimulado este tipo de ilegalidad. Su uniformados de las FF.DD. Un hicieran a un lado de la calle mientras las instalaciones militares fue propia conducta pone un ejemplo de grupo de entre 30 y 40 civiles, se revisaba su identificaci6n. aumentada para aseguar La crueldad y brutalidad. La falta de avistando la placa estadounidense, se Mienras esperaban en el carro, la protecci6n del personal e disciplina y control en las FF.DD. es acerc6 al vehiculo mientras que los parejavi6 alos cuatro estadounideninstalaciones estadounidenses. mayor evidencia que PanamA es un miembros de la FF.DD. introdujeses llegar y luego vieron a los Oficiales del Comando Sur y la pais sin gobierno", Cheney acot6. ron sus brazos por las ventanas para soldados de la FF.DD. alzar sus halarles la ropa y los cinturones de armas y apuntar hacia el vehiculo de seguridad, abrir las puertas, e los oficiales cuando 6ste intentaba 9 intentar sacarlos del carro. alejarse velozmente del Area. La Los carros que iban por delante pareja senalo que las FF.DD. BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -In a members a chance to claim the fueron permitidos seguir, y uno de entonces abrieron fuego hacia el final, bizarre episode in the life and bodies. He told the El Espectador los oficiales pregunt6 porque se le vehiculo. death of a billionaire drug trafficker, newspaper that the only request for estaba tratando a ellos distinto. No se Despu~s de disparar, Los miembros authorities used public funds to bury the bodies prior to the burial came les repondi6. El conductor observ6 de la FF.DD. regresaron al otro his body in a common grave and then from a funeral home in the city of que las armas que portaban los oficial y a su esposa. Los llevaron a exhumed it at his family's request. Medellin, the hub of the country's miembros de las FF.DD. -AK-47 y una oficina cercana de Las FF.DD., The family of Gonzalo Rodriguez cocaine trade. He denied that rifles automAticos -habian sido les vendaron los ojos con cinta Gacha claimed his body Sunday and request, El Espectador said. cargadas y apuntaban en su adhesiva, y Los condujeron en la loaded it, wrapped in a plastic bag, Rodriguez Gacha, a billionaire onto a pickup truck bound for who had set up private armies to "unknown parts," Sucre state Gov. protect both his cocaine business and A tragic, needless incident Arturo Martinez said in a radio his vast stretches of land in the interview. country, was buried in a wooden WASHINGTON (UPI) -The of cruelty and brutality." Security forces who had stalked coffin at a cost of $700 in public administration reacted with sharp Although the shooting came at a Rodriguez Gacha for months shot funds. words and restrained actions to the time of heightened tensions in their and killed him and his entourage With the killing, President Virgilio killing of a U.S. military officer in war of nerves with Noriega, U.S. Friday during a gunfight near the Barco's government appeared Panama, which appeared to escalate officials said it appeared only Caribbean port of Covenas. strengthened in its anti-drug its war of nerves with Gen. Manuel coincidental to Panama's'declaration Rodriguez Gacha, 42, was buried offensive. Critics had said Antonio Noriega. Friday of a "state of war" with the late Saturday with his 17-year-old Colombian cocaine chiefs were The White House deplored the United States. son, Freddy, and five bodyguards in impervious to attack. violence, but was careful not to jump After the National Assembly made a common grave in Sincelejo, 320 The government's success in to immediate conclusions about the that announcement and named miles north of Bogota. tracking down Rodriguez Gacha killing of an American fleeing with Noriega as head of government, the Martinezsaid on the Caracol radio drew praise from Colombian three others from a checkpoint administration dismissed the actions network that Freddy's mother had newspapers, which a week ago confrontation near the headquarters as meaningless and merely "another claimed her son's body after the suggested Barco had all but lost his of the PanamanianDefense Forces. hollow step" by Noriega to usurp the burial. He identified the woman as struggle against the traffickers. "The Noriega regime is isolated results of a May election widely Luz Dari Celades, reportedly one of Alfonso Cano Isaza, a columnist both domestically and internationalbelieved to have been won by Rodriguez Gacha's mistresses. for El Espectador, wrote that the ly and has been using force and opposition forces. Two of Rodriguez, Gacha's government had taken the first step intimidation to thwart the will of the In the aftermath of the Saturday brothers claimed the drug trafficker's toward victory over "the demented Panamanian people," deputy White night shooting, an administration body, Martinez said. He did not give criminality of drug traffickers" by House press secretary Roman official cautioned: "I think this was their names. killing Rodriguez Gacha. Popadiuk said."Acts such as those of an isolated incident. To draw The judge in charge of the burial, The trafficker was accused of the last evening are the consequence of conclusions from the rhetoric of the Bienvenido Zuniga, agreed to open 1986 of Cano's brother, Guillermo such a regime" Last few days would be misleading at the common grave and give family Cano, El Espectador's publisher. Saturday to recognize the this time." Panamanian National Assembly's Col. Ron Sconyers, a spokesman M im & g f est auhorky move Friday to formalize Noriega's for the U.S. Southern Command in (Continuedfromp.J) narcotics agents but oppose the use power, declined to comment on the Panama, agreed on Cable News of U.S. troops within their borders. shooting after attending church Network that "most of the determined at the highest levels of the The Justice Department ruling services at Fort Myer, Va. indications point that this is an government," he said. was completed two months after Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, isolated incident, but certainly a very The legal opinion, if implemented U.S. forces planned a never-executed who convened a meeting Sunday tragic and needless one." as policy, would allow military units mission to seize Colombian alleged morning of officials from the "I can't say that this was a direct such as the Delta hostage rescue drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, who Pentagon, the National Security order, but it certainly might have teams or Special Forces to was reported to be in Panama, Council and other agencies to look been a reaction to fervor that was apprehend international fugitives, administration officials told The into the matter, blamed Noriega for built up in them over the last couple such as Panamanian Gen. Manuel Post. creating "an atmosphere in which of days with General Noriega Noriega, without permission from The mission -scratched when Panamanian Defense Forces feel free declaring himself head of state and the host country. intelligence reports on Escobar's to Jire on unarmed Americans. with the staite of war," Sconyers said. Implementing the policy could location proved false -would have "Ultimately, it is General Noriega For almo' two years, the White complicate U.S. relations with evaded the then-current interpretahioself who has encouraged this House has sughl Through a countries where such arrests took tion of the law on military arrest kind oflawlessness.'Cherey said ina concerted camnpain o political and place, )aricularly Latin American powers by having a Drug statement after the meetin". economic pressure to ffrce Noriega nations such as Colombia, Peru and Enforcement Administration agent "Hiis on condit ts ai mp!from pow Bolivia. which have admitted U.S. mi:e Cse formal arrsi


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