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4lthe Tropic Times


Vol. II, No. 47 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 22, 1989



U.S. restores democracy in Panama


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush, acknowledging "a
certain level of frustration" that a
chief goal had not yet been achieved,
said Thursday U.S. forces in Panama
will have "as long it takes" to capture
Gen. Manuel Noriega.
"The good news: He's out of
power. The bad news: He has not yet
been brought to justice," Bush told a
news conference where he offered an
overall upbeat assessment of the U.S.
invasion of the Central American
nation.
Bush said that a democratic
government has been restored in
Panama and that it "is taking charge"
under the leadership of Guillermo
Endara, who won a national election
last spring that Noriega subsequently
voided.
As the president spoke, the first


bodies of the 21 American soldiers
killed in the offensive, the biggest
since the Vietnam War, were
returned to Dover Air Force Base in
Dover, Del. The Pentagon said
another 208 were wounded and four
were missing.
"My heart goes out to the families
of those who have died in Panama,
those who have been wounded,"
Bush said. "Military casualties are a
burden which a nation must endure
- but which we can never accept."
Asked if the military offensive was
worth it, Bush said, "Yes it has been
worth it." He noted that the
Pentagon told him "there's no way
you can do an operation this large
strong, was opened ended, the
president replied; "It's open ended as
far as going after Noriega. As long as
it takes."


Panamanians watch as a neighborhood bordering 4th of July A venue, near the
Comandancia, burns. There were reports the fire was started by the PDF to
halt the advance of A merican forces. A additional photos of Thursday's events
appear on p.16 (U.S. Army photo by Spec. PaulL. Sweeney)


U.S. authorities said troops met
sporadic resistance from Noriega
loyalists Thursday, but that the
major offensive is over and that some
troops may be home within weeks.
The normal U.S. military force in
Panama is about 12,000.
Pentagon officials have said that
the chief objectives of the military
operation, however, remained
unmet: the capture of Noriega,
wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking
charges, and the removal of Noriega-
inspired violence or threats against
American citizens.
Since the U.S. invasion began
shortly past midnight Wednesday, an
undetermined number of Americans
have been taken from hotel rooms by
Noriega troops, and then generally
released.
"We are trying to find out where all
of them are," Lt. Gen. Tom Kelly,
operations chief for the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, told reporters earlier
Thursday in a briefing at the
Pentagon.
Pentagon spokesman Pete
Williams said there had been about a
dozen reports of missing Americans,
and three cases were actively being
pursued. He said he could not
estimate how many Americans might
be involved.
"The primary mission for the
forces moving into Panama City
today is to find and protect American
lives," Kelly said.
Bush, asked about reports of
American being held, "I'm looking
for help on that. We don't have a
count. If there are lot of them. We
don't know about it."
The administration Wednesday
offered a record $1 million reward for
the capture of Noriega, and
Thursday, set up a "hotline"
telephone number in the United
States for tips, (202) 633-1000.
Bush said Noriega's "picture will
be in every post office in town.
That's the way it works. He's a
fugitive drug dealer."
"If (the bounty) helps, if there's
some incentive for some Panamanian


Nation honors 18 dead servicemen


DOVER AIR FORCE BASE,
Del. (UPI) - The bodies of 18 U.S.
servicemen killed in the invasion of
Panama arrived to a hero's welcome
Thursday at the military's largest
mortuary, the first remains from the
assault returned for burial.
Fourteen soldiers, including 13
Army troops and one Marine,
arrived at Dover at midnight EST
aboard a C-5 transport plane from
Howard Air Force Base in Panama.
Secretary of the Army Michael P.W.
Stone, representing the president and
secretary of defense, was at Dover for
a receiving ceremony.
The names of the soldiers were not
immediately available.
Earlier Thursday, the bodies of
four Navy SEALs who lost their lives
in "Operation Just Cause" in
Panama were flown to Dover.
Navy officials said the four were
among a group of SEALs, Navy
fighters trained in covert sea, air and
land operations, who led an attack on


Paitilla airfield Wednesday as part of
the U.S. assault intended to oust
Panamanian Gen. Manuel Noriega
from power.
The four bodies were flown to
Dover from Kelly Air Force Base in
Texas, where the sailors were
declared dead.
At the Dover base, Navy Secretary
Lawrence Garrett III presided over a
brief planeside ceremony, saying the
four men would take their places in
history as heroes. An honor gurd
stood at attention as the bodies were
unloaded from a C-141 transport
plane in a bitter chill.
"Far from the smoke and clatter of
battle, four brave men mourned here
today now rest in the quiet arms of a
grateful nation and a loving God,"
Garrett said.
"At the bugle's last call, it has
always been the heavy burden of the
families and loved ones to bear
witness to the price of liberty and
freedom," he said. "This is not the


first time we have been called to the
altar of honor with grieving hearts,
nor will it be the last."
The four were identified as Navy
Lt. j.g. John Patrick Connors, 25, of
Arlington, Mass.; Chief Petty Officer
Donald Lewis McFaul, 32, of San
Diego, Calif.; Petty Officer First
Class Christopher Tilghman, 30, of
Kailua, Hawaii; and Torpedoman
2nd Class Isaac George Rodriguez
III, 24, of Missouri City, Texas.
"They led the attack on Paitilla
airfield," said Lt. Mark Walker, a
Navy spokesman at Dover,
describing the SEALs' role in the
Panamanian assault and referring to
the field where Noriega kept his
private plane.
The bodies will be formally
identified in autopsies, and each will
be dressed in full military uniform
and returned to their respective
hometowns for burial, said Lt.
Theresa Schallock, a base
spokeswoman.


to turn him in, that's a million bucks
that I would be very happy to sign the
(Continued on p.24)

U.S. to pay money

for getting Noriega
WASHINGTON (U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice) - The United
States is prepared to pay an award
of up to $1 million dollars for
information directly leading to the
apprehension and arrest of
General Manuel Noriega by the
United States. The Secretary of
State and Attorney General of the
United States shall have the sole
discretion to determine eligibility
for, and the amount of, any award.
The United States shall provide
appropriate confidentiality to the
identity of informants and
ultimate recipients of any award.
No award shall be paid for
information which comes from
United States government
officials and employees. Persons
in Panama having information
should call 282-4544/4272.
EE.UU paga dinero
por hallar a Noriega
WASHINGTON (Departamen-
to de Justicia) - Los Estados
Unidos esti preparado a pagar
una recompensa de hasta un
mill6n de d6lares por informaci6n
que lleve directamente a la capture
y arrest del General Manauel
Antonio Noriega de parte de los
EE.UU. El Secretario de Estado y
el Procurador Genral de los
EE.UU. ejercitarin el criterio
unico de determinar la elegibilidad
para recibir, y la cantidad, de
cualquier recompensa. Los
EE.UU. practicarin la reserve
adecuada para con la identidad de
los informants y los que
finalmente reciban alguna
recompensa. No se pagara
recompensa a ningun official o
empleado del gobierno de EE.UU.
(Personas en Panama quienes
tengan informaci6n deben llamar
al 282-4544 6 al 282-4272.
Personas en los EE.UU. con
informaci6n deben Ilamar al
202-633-1000.)

Canal transits
QUARRY HEIGHTS (SOUTH-
COM PAO) - The Panama Canal
resumed daylight transit service
Thursday with the transit of 11
vessels. A similar daylight
schedule is planned for today. It is
anticipated that the canal will
return to normal transit schedules
within a few days. The canal and
its facilities are, and are expected
to remain, safe and secure.

PML Echo excepton
QUARRY HEIGHTS (US-
SOUTHCOM PAO) - As
an exception to PML Echo
restrictions, military personnel
may travel to and from work
between the hours 7 a.m. and 6
p.m. Travel is restricted to the
designated blue routes.










2 Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989

Troops secure strategic points; search


by John Otis
PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI)
- U.S. assault troops occupied
strategic points of the capital
Thursday, routing pockets of'
resistance and vigorously pressing
the search for Panamanian
strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio
Noriega, who went into hiding with a
$1 million bounty on his head.
U.S. soldiers and vehicles took up
positions around the Cuban,
Nicaraguan and Libyan embassies,
witnesses and sources inside the
diplomatic missions said. The Cuban
and Nicaraguan embassies denied
rumors they had granted Noriega
refuge and Libyan authorities could
not be reached for comment.
Nicaragua retaliated by
surrounding the U.S. Embassy in
Managua in a standoff that became
increasingly tense as the day wore on.
America's most extensive foreign
military action since Vietnam also
continued to take its toll on
American and Panamanian lives,
with the Pentagon reporting 21 U.S.
servicemen killed, along with an
American woman civilian
schoolteacher, and 208 wounded.
Over 100 Panamanian civilians and
58 members of the Panamanian
Defense Forces have also been
reported killed.
A U.S. newsman was missing in
the capital and a photographer for a
Spanish newspaper was reported
killed by gunfire from U.S. troops
outside of the Marriott Hotel


Thursday morning, according to an
account by a Reuters photographer.
In Washington, President Bush
said he was satisfied with the military
action to oust Noriega but admitted
he was frustrated the Panamanian
strongman, wanted in the United
States on drug charges, had slipped
through the net set by 24,000 U.S.
troops involved in the operation that
began in the early hours of
Wednesday.
The United States has offered a $1
million reward for the capture of
Noriega, who thanked his supporters
in a 52-second radio broadcast
Wednesday night on National Radio.
U.S. troops blew up the station's
transmission tower shortly after his
brief speech.
U.S. military sources told pool
reporters that U.S. troops may have
missed Noriega by minutes in the first
hours of the invasion Wednesday
when they broke into one of his
houses and found cigarettes
smouldering in ashtrays.
"The cigarettes were still smoking
in the ashtray and the women left
their purses, which no woman would
ever usually do," said a soldier
familiar with the dwelling, called the
"Witch House" because of black
magic paraphernalia found on the
scene.
Lt. Gen. Tom Kelly in Washington
told reporters most of Panama City
was secure, giving U.S.-installed
President Guillermo Endara a
chance to be formally inaugurated in
the Legislative Palace Thursday


afternoon. Endara, who had
apparently won a May election
Noriega annulled, was sworn into
office minutes before the invasion
began shortly after midnight
Wednesday.
In his first acts as president,
Endara declared a dusk-to-dawn
curfew to curb looting and appealed
for the return of Panamanian exiles
and for Noriega loyalists in the
military to "show they can support
our democracy."
He announced that the Panama
Canal, jointly run by Panama and the
United States, had been reopened
and said he asked Bush by telephone
to send food and medicine for
Panamanians displaced or wounded
in the U.S. invasion. Bush said in
Washington he will provide the aid.
Endara said in an interview on
ABC-TV's "Nightline" that he and
the United States had set a one-
month target date for the removal of
U.S. troops from Panama and said
he was busy establishing a loyal
police and military force to support
his government after the troops
leave.
"We are right now putting a target
date of one month," he said.
Despite assurances by the
Pentagon that the situation was
under control, Panama City was
beset by confusion and looting was-
rampant, with thousands breaking
store windows and carting off goods,
taking time only to wave at passing
U.S. troops and duck stray bullets.
The capital city was awash with


for Noriega

rumors, with Noriega reported to be
in three different countries and 12
different locations within Panama.
Residents said U.S. troops ordered
hundreds of neighbors to leave Los
Andes section of the capital, giving
no reason for the evacuation but
igniting rumors that Noriega might
be hiding in the area.
In Paris, Panamanian Justice and
Interior Minister Renato Pereira said
Thursday Noriega still is in Panama
and "he is very safe."
The Pentagon reported that 1,500
PDF members had been captured in
the operation, which began
Wednesday when U.S. troops sent
helicopters, thousands of troops and
tanks to attack PDF strongholds, but
pockets of Noriega loyalists still
remained entrenched and witnesses
reported sporadic sniper fire
throughout the day.
Officials said U.S. Ranger troops
fought off several attacks Thursday
as they sorted through a major cache
of weapons found when they
captured an airbase used by
Noriega's military forces in Rio
Hato.
The United States Thursday took
control of the national assembly
building, demolished Noriega's
former headquarters and took
control of other key points in the city.
Kelly said at his Pentagon briefing
that U.S. forces were checking
reports about the safety of U.S.
citizens either held by pro-Noriega
loyalists or who felt they were
still be held.


Deployed soldiers will be spending Christmas in Panama


by Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON (UPI) -
American combat troops will spend
Christmas in Panama - restoring civil
order, backing a new democratic
government, protecting U.S. citizens
and searching for Gen. Manuel
Noriega.
"I won't be satisfied until we see
him come to justice," President Bush
said.
Asked by reporters how long he is
willing to maintain a full-scale
pursuit, Bush put it bluntly: "As long
as it takes."
Speaking at a news conference
Thursday, Bush gave an overall
upbeat assessment of the U.S.
invasion into the Central American
nation, the biggest military offensive
since the Vietnam War.
"The good news: He's out of
power," said Bush, who arranged to
depart Washington Friday for a
holiday weekend at Camp David,
Md. "He no longer commands the
instruments of government or the
forces of repression."
Bush said that a democratic
government has been restored and
that it "is taking charge" under the
leadership of Guillermo Endara, who
appeared to win national election last
spring that Noriega subsequently
voided.
As the president spoke, the first
bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in the
offensive were returned to Dover Air
Force Base in Dover, Del.


"My heart goes out to the families
of those who have died in Panama,
those who have been wounded,"
Bush said.
Asked if the military offensive was

Anxious soldier
by United Press International

The wives and mothers and sons
and brothers of American
servicemen involved in the U.S.
attack on Panama hoped and prayed
as they sat by the telephone and
television in a nervous wait for news
about their loved ones.
"My son is 20 months old," said
Debbie Phelps, whose soldier-
husband was "somewhere" in
Panama. "Everytime he hears a
doorbell ring or a dog barking, he
yells, 'Daddy, daddy,' and it breaks
my heart."
America's most extensive military
action on foreign soil since Vietnam
left at least 21 U.S. military personnel
and one American female civilian
dead, four soldiers missing and 208
soldiers wounded, the Pentagon
announced in Washington.
PFC Mark Price, 22, of Conover,
Wis., was one of the soldiers killed.
His mother, Diane, said Thursday
she was notified by telephone by the
Army.
"I'm not angry," she said quietly.
"I'm just numb."
Debbie Phelps, 27, said it was the
first time her husband Steven - a


worth it, Bush said, "Every human
life is precious, but I have to answer,
yes, it has been worth it."
Two chief objectives of the military
operation, however, remained

rs' relatives fear
captain in command of Company B
in the 82nd Airborne Division out of
Fort Bragg, N.C., -had been in
combat.
"I think it was a just cause," she
said. "President Bush wouldn't send
soldiers down there if it wasn't a just
cause. My husband was smiling as he
left to go. He said, '111 see you later,
honey."'
She said other wives of servicemen
were "sticking together" and
"praying."
Carol Fullerton of Valentine,
Neb., said she had prepared herself
for the day her 19-year-old son,
Marine PFC Scott Fullerton, could
go to war. But she was not prepared
to deal with the uncertainty that
accompanies battle, not knowing
whether her son may have been one
of those injured or killed.
"When he enlisted, I knew
something like this could happen.
But the mother part of me, you know,
wondering about your son," she said,
waiting for news about her boy.
The father of Marine Cpl. Garreth
Isaak, one of the American
servicemen killed in the assault
Wednesday, said Wednesday he
supported President Bush's decision


unmet: the capture of Noriega,
wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking
charges, and the elimination of
Noriega-inspired violence or threats
against U.S." citizens.

'ring of phone'
to use military force and was certain
his son would have felt the same way.
"I think (the decision) was
excellent, and I think if Gary were
here, he'd say it should have been
done earlier," said Albert Isaak, a
biology professor from Greenville,
S.C. "He and the Marines were ready
to go in. That's what they were
trained for."
The sister of Army Cpl. Ivan
Perez, 22, of Pawtucket, R.I., said his
family had mailed him several
Christmas cards recently, including
one card mailed Tuesday with
military drawings from his brother
Miguel, age 10.
Adriana Perez, 24, said her
brother, a four-year veteran, could
have left the service with an
honorable discharge last year after
losing sight in one eye.
"He wanted to keep going," she
said. "We told him to get out, he had
a chance. He really enjoyed being
there. Ever since he was a little kid, he
wanted to be a soldier."
Perez criticized the invasion,
calling it "stupid."
"My father is very, very angry," she
said. "We don't know how we feel
right now."


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
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Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989 3

Maintenance company: one of a kind in region


by Spec. Daniel L. Bean

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) -Most soldiers in the field
don't cap off a guard shift by
changing a computer's disk drive.
But when it's Company B, 193rd
Support Battalion, it can happen.
The maintenance company
conducted an Army Readiness
Training and Evaluation Program
(ARTEP) early this month. Unlike
most field training, the operation
integrated the unit's real-world
support mission into the scenario.
"Being in the field doesn't change
our mission,"said Ist. Sgt. Phillip A.
Owens. "We provide the same
support in the field as we do in
garrison." While continuing their
support mission, they received
valuable training and data.
"The ARTEP gives us a chance to
to evaluate our strengths and
weaknesses in individual and group
tasks, such as perimeter defense,
noise and light discipline, accounting
for sensitive items and our regular
(maintenance) mission," Capt. Ian P.
Erickson, company commander
said. "We can take the results and
focus our training in the direction we
need to go."
The company supports U.S. Army
South and its augmentees, according
to 1st. Lt. Charles Hines,
maintenance section officer-in-
charge. It's the only support unit of
its kind in the region.
While sections prepared for their
missions, the company faced various
tactical scenarios presented by the
evaluation team.
For example, en route to the field
site, the recovery section was
dispatched to retrieve a company
vehicle that was struck by a rocket


propelled grenade. Barely 10 minutes
after the. vehicle was recovered,
aggressors attacked the compound's
front and rear gates.
After repelling the enemy attack,
the unit processed their "prisoners of
war" under the watchful eyes of the
evaluators. During an ARTEP
everything is graded.
While enduring these training
challenges, the sections continued to
work on equipment they received
before and during the exercise.
"We brought our work with us to
work on back orders," said CWO2
Jose G. Huertanunez, maintenance
technician for the communications
and electronics section. "We have the
test and repair equipment needed to
complete our mission." Being in new
new terrain might make things


difficult, but it doesn't change the
sections ability to function.
"The main difference is that we're
in the open and don't have protection
against the weather," said Sgt.
Barbara A Jones, acting
noncommissioned officer-in-charge
of the motor pool. "It's hard, but we
do it."
The company is divided into six
sections: the shop office, vehicle
recovery, vehicle repair, communica-
tions and electronics, armaments,
and the central warehouse. Each one
represents a piece of the maintenance
picture.
The sections are networked
together by the shop office - the
"nerve center." It handles all
incoming requests and supplies. The
The shop office supervises all


. -.- � -. - . - '
SSgt. Solomon Williams, Company B, 193rd Support Battalion, shakes down
a captured aggessor under a guard's watchful eye. The company was attacked
during their ARTEP Dec. 5-9. Williams is a quality assurance inspector for the
maintenance section's shop office. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. DanielL. Bean)


sections and inspects equipment
throughout the servicing process.
If the shop office is notified of a
disabled vehicle, it tasks the vehicle
recovery section. They transport it to
the repair site, regardless of the
terrain or vehicle.
Military vehicles that cannot be
repaired by the owning unit are
serviced by the repair section.
Vehicles range from jeeps to 20-ton
tractor trailers.
Another section is the communica-
tions and electronics section, which
maintains military communication
systems, as well as tactical and office
computers.
The armaments section services
small and medium weapons. They
handle everything from 9mm pistols
to 105mm howitzers.
The central warehouse stores and
distributes parts for the repair
sections.
Functioning in the ' field is
important to any unit, but it's crucial
to Company B and the units it
services.
"The effective operation of our
company is important to the units we
support. If we don't get their
equipment back on time, it can
hinder their mission performance,"
Owens said.
In addition, Owens said, "For a
few days, we get to evaluate our
tactical and maintenance skills. We
see- how well we perform both
missions simultaneously. We find the
areas we need ,to improve and tailor
our training accordingly. Therefore,
well be able to support units better."
So if your computer comes back
from being serviced with camouflage
fingerprints on it, don't worry. It's
only Company B doing its mission
whenever and wherever needed.


79th Army Band bows to appreciative audiences during Fuerzas Unidas 89-Peru


story and photo
by Spec. Bob Blocher

LIMA, Peru (USARSO PAO) -
The 79th Army Band recently took
center stage at Peru's 18th
Mechanized Division headquarters,
Fort Rimac. While Peruvian troops
shouted for more music, the post
commander presented band
members a medal of appreciation for
their performance.
They showed no hint of the hurdles
they had overcome. That's the mark
of professionals.
The band usually travels as' the
main attraction. However, this tour
the band travelled as part of the U.S.-
Peruvian exercise Fuerzas Unidas
89-Peru, and therefore was limited to
21 people. Because of the limitation,
their road crew had to sit out the trip.
Without the road crew, band
members spent 90 minutes before
and after performances moving four
tons of equipment into place.
"It takes a five-ton truck to haul it
all around," said SSgt. James
Kowall, assistant operations
noncommissioned officer. However,
spending three hours setting up and
breaking down equipment for a one-
hour concert was no laughing matter.
The schedule was frantic.
For example, the band had three
commitments Dec. 7: the exercise
closing' ceremony, a reception
afterward and a party at the Army
Chief of Mission's quarters.
They headed for the 3 p.m.
ceremony at noon, but their
transportation was late. One of two
scheduled buses finally showed at
1:30, so they got to the ceremony as it
began - no time to tune up.
After the ceremony, they packed


up and moved across the street to the
reception hall, where they played
from 5-7 p.m. By 9 p.m., the Latin
Combo set up a third show while
other band members tore down the
last set. The combo played until
midnight and returned at 2 a.m.
With the band's hectic schedule,
it's hard to squeeze in time for
rehearsal. However, practice was
imperative because of several new
band members.
"We recently lost half our brass
section and three members of our
Latin Combo - including the
drummer," Kowall said. "Without a
drummer, we don't-have a combo."
To Kowall's relief, the new drummer,
Sgt. James Angel, picked up the beat
in only two rehearsals. Angel's
performance was crucial: He was the
Stage Band, Latin Combo and Jazz
Combo drummer.
"We're improvising as we go,"
Kowall said. However, no one in the
audience could tell. Band members
performed like they'd been playing
together for years.
The reason was simple -
professionalism. Most band
members are career soldiers who
plan to spend 20 years as Army
musicians.
SSgt. Andrew Lanke is a prime
example. After smashing his first
clarinet in a fit of rage at age 11,
Lanke became a serious student. At
15, he also took up the saxophone.
"I joined the Army because I
wanted to play professionally and see
the world," Lanke said. With 10
years of service under his belt, Lanke
hopes to become a warrant officer
and band leader.
Kowall is another example. He
,also joined the Army to make a


1


Sgt. James Angel lays down a beat for thousands of fans during the 79th Army
Band's recent concert at Peru's 18th Mechanized Division headquarters, Fort
Rimac.


career of his musical talent. "After
two years, I hated it. I wanted to get
out."
Thirteen years later, Kowall
played for 100,000 cheering fans in
Cochabamba, Bolivia. His five years
with the 79th Army Band have been
the best of his career "because the
people of Latin America really
appreciate us.
Yet popularity is a two-edged
sword. Band members know they


can't possibly play for everyone who
wants to hear them, but they try.
Within 12 hours of landing at
Howard AFB after the exercise, the
band headed to Guatemala for a
three-day tour. Upon return, they
had one day to learn the music for the
Dec. 13 Christmas Concert.
Three days and three shows later,
they were finally off for their
Christmas break; a brief pause before
they hit the road again in 1990.










4 Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989


Panther simulates real-world situations


story and photo by
Spec. Bob Blocher

LIMA, Peru (USARSO PAO) -
A U.S.-Peruvian exercise recently
unveiled a computer battle-
simulation program to train leaders
to deal with low-intensity conflicts.
"Panther" was developed by
several U.S. agencies to meet the
need for an inexpensive, exportable
computer program that accurately
simulates insurgency and terrorist action.
"It's a tool to train battalion staffs
to plan for low-intensity conflict,"
said Capt. Sergio de la Pena, project
officer for the Combined Army
Training Activity, Training and
Doctrine Command. During the
simula-tion, battalion staffs are set
up like they are in the field.
"The difference is their phone lines
are connected to 'battle boards'
instead of real units," de la Pena
explained. "The computer generates
information a battalion would
normally receive from its field units."
Panther allows battalion staffs to
train without sending troops on
maneuvers, which saves money. With
a shrinking budget and spiraling
inflation, economy is essential in
Peru.
"We wanted something export-
able, inexpensive and easy to set up,"
del la Pena said. "The execution,
rules and procedures are simple, yet
Panther is in-tune with the problems
they (Peruvians) have."
Panther is the Army's first computer-
assisted, low-intensity-conflict simulator.
It trains leaders to address the specific
problems of guerilla warfare: fighting
an enemy on its "home turf," public
reaction to civilian deaths and


U.S., Per


underlying civil problems, according
to Maj. Fred Rodriguez from
Exercise Support Group, Deputy
Chief of Staff-Operations, U.S.
Army South.
"Latin American countries
historically try to fight terrorism and
insurgencies as they would fight a
conventional war," Rodriguez said.
"With Panther, their decisions have
to include civilians as well as military.
Low-intensity conflict is not as
simple as two opposing forces lined
up on the battlefield." Instead,
Panther concentrates on gaining
popular support as the way to win a
guerilla war.
"The objective in a low-intensity
conflict is to win the hearts and minds
of the people," said Lt. Col. Ronald
Parker, ESG director. "If people
don't support the insurgency, it will


fail."
Panther simulates shifts in public
support for the government. When
players perform civic action and
humanitarian efforts, Panther
rewards them with simulated
intelligence about guerilla plans,
personnel and camp locations.
representing Shining Path guerillas
The information allows
government forces to engage
guerillas from a position of strength,
instead of walking into ambushes.
The exercise proved successful. At
the outset, Peruvian officers followed
shoot-first-and-talk-later tactics.
As a result, playing pieces representing
government patrols wandered aimlessly
across three battle boards. They followed
a trail of guerilla activity but never caught
the guerillas.
In another room, pieces representing


- .


U.S. and Peruvian army officers plot terrorist activity on one of three "battle
boards" while recently field testing "Panther," a new computer battle-
simulation program.


guerillas dodged government patrols
while destroying bridges, threating
government officials and disrupting the
normal lives of civilian personnel. When
the odds were favorable, guerillas would
let a patrol stumble into their position,
spring and ambush and steal their
weapons.
and ammunition from the dead
bodies.
"The Peruvians had to adjust their
tactics to the type of threat they were
encountering," said SSgt. Silvano
Hostila, ESG operations noncommis-
sioned officer. "We kept telling them
it's better to win the war by civil-
affairs operations than by shooting
bullets."
The turning point came when
guerilla forces kidnapped all the
children from a small village.
Government forces rescued the
children and returned them to the
village. Information gained from
villagers ultimately led to the capture
of a guerilla stronghold.
By repairing damaged school
houses, vaccinating children and
replacing bridges the terrorists
destroyed, government forces won
public support.
"It was a good experience," said
Peru Army Capt. Edward
Quelupana Bohorquez. "All our
officers wanted to learn how to do
these With the help of U.S. officers
and their experience, we did very
well."
After seeing Panther in Hostila
feels American units could benefit
from the program. USARSO's 193rd
Infantry Brigade (Light) in particular
should play it, he said, because, they
operate in an area of low-intensity
combat.


i conduct Fuerzas Unidas '89


story and photo by
Spec Bob Blocher

LIMA, Peru (USARSO PAO) -
Building friendships was the goal of a
recent U.S-Peruvian exercise,
Fuerzas Unidas (United Forces) 89-
Peru. True to its name, the exercise
strengthened ties between U.S. and
Peruvian armies by emphasizing
personal contact between soldiers.
"We exchanged ideas, shared
experience, doctrine and tactics, and
established closer personal
relationships between their officers
and ours," said Lt. Col. Ronald
Parker, director of Exercise Support
Group, Deputy Chief of Staff-
Operations, U.S. Army South.
The early December exercise was
staged to field-test the computer
battle-simulation program
"Panther," developed by several U.S.
agencies to aid countries embroiled
in low-intensity conflicts.
Panther trains battalion-level
staffs to fight insurgencies like Peru's
Shining Path and Tupac Amaru
revolutionary movements. Pushing
intellegince gathering and civil-affairs
operations instead of open warfare,
Panther seeks to teach lessons U.S.
forces learned in Vietnam by using
computer-generated scenarios.
"Most operations involve going
into towns, finding out what the
peoples' problems are and helping
them. Soldiers repair schools,
vaccinate people and replace bridges
the terrorists destroyed," said SSgt.
Silvano Hostila, ESG operations
noncommissioned officer. "Using
these methods, they've been getting a
lot of information about the
terrorists."
Mai. Richard Mainville. a Personnel


Exchange Program officer in Peru
added, "We're emphasizing the value of
civil affairs and psychological operations,
which they don't use. We're saying,
'These things will work for you.'
"The exercise helped break down
barriers," Mainville continued. "It
lets them see U.S. officers, NCOs and
soldiers as professionals who care
about what's happening in Peru
While Panther helped the exercise
team knock down barriers and build
good relations, music - the
universal language -made members
of the 79th Army Band instant good-
will ambassadors.
The band supported Fuerzas
Unidas 89-Peru by playing the U.S.
National Anthem at opening and
closing ceremonies and by
"improving community relations in
general," said SSgt. James Kowall,
assistant operations NCO and leader
of the band's Latin Combo.
After the opening ceremony, band
members exchanged songs,
saxophone reeds and drumsticks
with Peruvian army band members.
They also received a medal of
appreciation from the commanding
general of Peru's 18th Mechanized
Division during an open-air concert.
Everywhere they went, U.S. band
members were celebrities.
"Most of the people we played for
spoke no English, and most of us
don't speak Spanish. But through the
language of music, we understood
each other," Kowall said.
Although they had trouble with the
language, band members played salsa
music like native musicians. And while
they shared U.S. music, like jaz/ and
.lohn Philip Sousa marches, the height of


their tour was their rendition of the
Peruvian army song after the closing
ceremony. Peruvian army officers were
surprised and honored.
The Peruvians expressed their
gratitude first in applause, then
invited band members home for
dinner. "Now they've got our


addresses," Kowall added. "They
want to exchange ideas and music."
Lasting relationships are the mark
of successful exercises, according to
Parker. Peru agreed to play-test
Panther because previous U.S.-
Peruvian exercises were successful.


4-


Celebrating the successful exercise and new friendships, U.S. soldiers treated
their Peruvian counterparts to an afternoon of basketball. In turn, Peruvians
stomped the norteamericanos in "futbol," latino style.









Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989 3













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Spec. Gregory Nath, HHC, 5/87th, repairs an axle.


Professionalism:


Mission demands it


story and photos
by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney

FORT CLAYTON (USARSO
PAO) - Carrying out your military
duty in a professional manner. In
Panama those words are taken
seriously-the mission demands it.
"The mission is to protect U.S lives
and property and defend the Panama
Canal," said Lt. Col. William H.
Huff III, commander, 5th Battalion,
87th Infantry Regiment, 193rd
Infantry Brigade (light). "Short of a
shooting war, this has to be one of the
most difficult areas to serve."
The mission here has put soldiers
face-to-face with regime sponsored
anti-American demonstrators,
forced them to support each other
through separations from families
and friends, and refined their sense of
duty. Each challenge has impacted
their self-images.
Self-restraint is a must when
soldiers face demonstrations,
according to PFC Roy R. Frazier II,
HHC, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry
Regiment (mechanized), Fort Polk,
La.
Demonstrators shouting deroga-
tory remarks about the United States
"can make you fighting mad,"
Frazier said. "But you have to do
your duty and maintain your image
as a soldier because you represent the
United States."
"Serving here has matured me and
made me responsible and confident,"
said Spec. Calvin Bradburry,
Company C, 5/87th.
To guide them through challenges,
soldiers of U.S. Army South and
Joint Task Force Panama have
developed unique definitions of
devotion to duty.
For Pvt. 1 David Taylor, at 18 one
of the youngest soldiers in the 5/ 87th,


the definition is simple. "I do what
I'm told and support the
chain-of-command."
However, putting his definition
into action is hardly simple. Taylor
has had to learn to take correction,
help correct others and correct
himself at an age when many
teenagers are still trying to get
drivers' licenses. "Correcting yourself
is the hardest," he said.
For Sgt. Anthony Whiteside,
HHC, 7th Infantry Division, Fort
Ord, Calif., his deployment here has
made duty a personal code that
pushes him through the most difficult
missions. "I adhere to principles and
accomplish missions whether I like
them or not. And above all, I'm ready
to answer the call when it comes."
Being in Panama is all that and
more for PFC Edward C. De Freest,
HHC, 4/6th, a fourth generation
military man. "For me it's a civil
obligation, a responsibility to
support my country and protect the
freedoms we enjoy."
According to De Freest, the
mission in Panama, although
different from Fort Polk's mission,
has similarities. "We still do things
that make up everyday military life,
things most people don't even
consider duties or missions - a well-
pressed uniform, common courtesies
and even paperwork - but they take
on added importance here."
"One by one, each task strengthens
the Army and prepares us to meet
challenges," he said.
Of all the challenges, the hardest is
often being separated from friends
and family. "Nobody likes to move
away from his family, but I don't
have any regrets," De Freest said. "I
joined the Army knowing I'd be
called away for exercises and
overseas duty. It's part of the job."


Pvt. David Taylor, CompanyB, 587th stands guardat a U.S. housing area.
Pvt. 1 David Taylor, Company B, 5/87th stands guard at a U.S. housing area.


To ease the stress of separation, 1st
Sgt. James Washington, Company
A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th
Infantry Regiment, 193rd Infantry
Brigade, plans activities like softball
games and cookouts. "Leadership
has to be understanding to be
effective. You have to take care of
your soldiers to accomplish the
mission."
Giving soldiers an appreciation of
friends and families isn't the only
positive effect the stress has had, said
Spec. Michael Faller, Company A,
5/87th.
"It has brought us together. We're


not broken into little groups
anymore," he added. "When
everybody supports each other, unit
pride soars and helps accomplish the
mission," Faller said.
And while each soldier has his own
idea of what defines duty and
mission, all have one bonding factor:
their constant commitment to
readiness.
"Duty here really means you're a
soldier 24 hours a day," said Spec.
Gregory Nath, HHC, 5] 87th.
And as long as the mission remains,
soldiers here will continue to meet its
challenges with honor and pride.


1st Sgt. James Washington inspects a soldier's uniform.










6 Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989


LmU.S. news


Lawsuit claims Sears policy 'false, misleading'


BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) - The Court in Buffalo, alleges consumers
New York Attorney General were paying the same or higher prices
Thursday filed a lawsuit alleging that despite the low-price campaign
Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s news unveiled by the national
"everyday low price" policy is "false merchandising chain last March.
and misleading." "(Sears') recent adoption of an
Attorney General Robert Abrams everyday low price marketing
said the suit, filed in state Supreme strategy representing substantial

Small toy parts can kill

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - complied with U.S. regulations.
Federal consumer officials are But, he said, "It's still not
warning parents to inspect toys for something you want your kids to
small parts and plastic wrapping that horse around with."
hurt and even kill children this Hite said no injuries have been
Christmas. reported in connection with the toy.
The warning Wednesday from the The toy comes in two sizes - an
U.S. Consumer Product Safety 8-inch rabbit in a 10-inch stocking
Commission's also included a "safety and a 12-inch rabbit in a 16-inch
alert" about a toy rabbit wrapped in stocking - and is distributed by
plastic that could choke children. Target's 401 stores in 31 states.
In addition, the commission said, Target does not operate any stores in
toys are being inspected at 37 ports Pennsylvania, Hite said.
throughout the United States, with Ms. Brown cautioned parents
federal officials confiscating any about any toys containing small
items deemed unsafe for children. parts and items wrapped in plastic.
Parents should be aware that "They pose a choking hazard that
warning labels such as "not is most dangerous for children under
recommended for 3 or younger" are 3," she said.
meant to be taken seriously, said D. In the dockside surveillance,
Elaine Brown, spokeswoman for conducted jointly with the U.S.
CPSC's eastern regional center. Custom Service, officials impounded
"Many times a parent thinks that if 1.4 million imported toys from Oct.
a child mentally or physically can use 1, 1988, to Nov. 24, 1989, said Ms.
a toy, he is old enough to," she said. Brown. The toys carried an estimated
"But that's not the case." value of $4.2 million, she said.
A toy's warning labels may mean Of those, 138,086 unsafe toys with
the existence of small parts, which an estimated retail value of $160,998
could pose a choking hazard to were seized at ports in the
young children. Philadelphia area, said Richard D.
The commission's latest safety Swackhamer, director of the regional
alert concerns the Velveteen Rabbit, center. The New York-based center
distributed by the Minneapolis- oversees CPSC operations in the
based Target Stores chain. Eastern Seaboard states.
The plush, floppy-eared rabbit is About 60 percent of the seizures
marketed sitting in a Christmas occurred July through October,
stocking, with a plastic bag wrapped when shipping increases to meet the
around its lower torso. Small demands of the Christmas market,
children could smother or choke on Ms. Brown said.
the plastic, she said. CPSC statistics showed that injuries
A Target spokesman said the from toys sent children to hospital
company began placing warning emergency rooms 142,000 times last
labels on the packaging on Dec. 1. year. Ms. Brown said most of the
George Hite, a Target vice injuries were caused when children
president, said the plastic bag fell off or were struck by a toy.

Murphy battles Buchwald in court


LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Eddie
Murphy's manager testified
Thursday the comedian never liked a
story sold to Paramount Pictures by
humorist Art Buchwald, who is suing
the studio for allegedly stealing his
idea to make Murphy's hit movie
"Coming to America."
Robert Wachs, testifying at the
Superior Court trial of Buchwald's
$5 million breach-of-contract
lawsuit, said he thought Buchwald's
story, entitled "King for a Day," was
"terrible."
"Did he (Murphy) ever say, 'Gee
Bob, where's that script? Let's get to
work on it?' Paramount lawyer
Robert Draper asked Wachs.
"No," Wachs replied. "We never
liked it from the beginning. I told
Paramount innumerable times that
we didn't like it. It became a joke."
Wachs said that when Murphy
liked a project, he became very
obviously excited about it. In the case
of "King for a Day," that didn't
happen, Wachs said.
In his lawsuit, Buchwald claims
that "Coming To America" was
based on "King for a Day," a story
concept he sold to the studio in 1983.
Buchwald claims Paramount stole
the idea to produce "Coming to


America," which became the third-
biggest box office hit of 1988,
grossing $300 million.
"Coming to America" is about an
African prince, played by Murphy,
who comes to New York to find a
bride. Buchwald's concept focused
on a contemptuous king from an oil-
rich African nation who is stranded
in Washington when he is
overthrown.
Paramount dropped Buchwald's
and producer Alain Bernheim's
option on "King for a Day" in 1985,
after spending $500,000 to develop
three scripts out of the humorist's
idea.
Talk-show host Arsenio Hall, who
co-starred in "Coming to America,"
has testified that he and Murphy, not
Buchwald, conceived the idea for
"Coming to America" in 1987, four
years after Buchwald's original story
idea was optioned by Paramount.
The studio is contending that
Buchwald plagarized the idea for his
story concept from the 1957 Charlie
Chaplin film, "A King in New York."
Buchwald, a Pulitzer-Prize
winning syndicated newspaper
columnist, denied that allegation in
testimony earlier this week.


savings to consumers was false and
misleading," Abrams said.
"In fact when consumers went to
make purchases, they were paying
essentially the same price, and in a
number of instances they were
actually paying higher prices," he
said.
Sears began its "everyday low
price" campaign in March 1989 after
closing its stores for a day or so to
re-tag and discount all merchandise.
Sears said in a statement it will
"vigorously defend itself" against the
lawsuit.
"We are particularly disturbed that
the allegations against Sears relate to
off-pricing advertising commonly
used by retailers throughout the the
company said. "Sears industry," sales
practices are and always have been
carefully designed to comply with all
federal and state laws."
Abrams pointed out that in one
instance -before the new price
policy - a consumer paid $199 for a
Kenmore vacuum cleaner. Under the


new pricing policy, the same vacuum
cleaner sold for $20 more.
"We have found again that they
have deceived consumers - that the
prices that people pay are not
substantial sale, bonus, discounted
prices. They are essentially the same
prices, and even more," Abrams said.
Abrams also pointed out that
Sears sold a sofa and chair for
$699.69 under the old price system
and for $699 under the new system, a
69-cent reduction.
Abrams said Sears is in violation
of a 1986 agreement it made with the
state. At that time, Sears paid a
$75,000 fine and agreed to stop
advertising 50 percent discounts that
were bogus, Abrams said.
"For the second time in three
years, we are taking action to stop
Sears from using deceptive
advertising and merchandising
practices," he said.
The lawsuit seeks restitution for
Sears customers, as well as a fine
against the retailer for allegedly
violating the 1986 agreement.


Hunt 'cashes in his chips'


at bankruptcy court visit


DALLAS (UPI) - Former
billionaire William Herbert Hunt,
son of legendary oil tycoon and
saloon gambler H.L. Hunt, was
ordered by a bankruptcy court
Thursday to cash in all his chips by
turning over $125 million in assets to
creditors while retaining only his
home and his car.
"Sure there's some bitterness," said
Hunt attorney Steve McCartin, who
left the courtroom tight-lipped and
red-faced. "These (creditors) are the
same people Mr. Hunt has been
fighting tooth and nail."
"But my client is also relieved,"
McCartin said. "It ends over a decade
of legal battles. Things have come to
a global resolution. Now we have a
confirmed plan."
The Internal Revenue Service
takes the biggest bite out of Hunt's
fortune, an estimated 70 percent,
according to the settlement approved
in court Thursday. The remaining 30
percent will be divided among
bankers, the world's silver traders
and other creditors.
The assets - which include cattle
ranches, airplanes and part interest in
the world's largest oil drilling fleet -
will be sold over a six-year period,
according to an order signed by U.S.
Bankruptcy Judge Harold
Abramson.
"We're not in any hurry to sell,"
said a spokesman for Manufacturers
Hanover, one of the largest
unsecured creditors.
"Obviously, we want top dollar for
every oil rig and every farm
implement.
"Of course, we're glad this is
settled," he said. "But we've been hurt
badly, as have all the creditors who
dealt with the Hunt family. We'll
probably end up getting back less
than 10 cents on the dollar for our
(loans)."
In a related matter, Nelson Bunker
Hunt, William Hunt's older brother
and business partner, agreed
Wednesday to pay a $10 million fine
to the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission and be banned from all
commodity markets.
In its original complaint, the


CFTC charged Bunker and Herbert
with attempting to corner the world's
silver market using a "manipulative
scheme" to inflate silver prices

The Hunt Brothers' fall from wealth
began in 1980 when they lost an
estimated $2 billion on silver futures.

through purchases by individual
silver accounts and a variety of U.S.-
based and offshore companies.
The Hunt brothers' fall from
wealth began in 1980 when they lost
an estimated $2 billion on silver
futures. Afterward, the brothers
spent years battling other silver
traders who said they had lost
millions because of the silver
collapse.
Last week, Bunker Hunt was also
stripped of his assets.
"This marks the unraveling of the
one of the world's great fortunes,"
economist Harold Gross said.

'Small fee' Santa

delivers to you
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)
- Richard Beckner won't slide
down your chimney, but for a
small fee hell bring packages to
your door dressed as Old St. Nick.
Beckner is one of a few Postal
Service employees who will deliver
packages this weekend dressed as
Santa Claus. The Santa service,
which is not nationwide, costs $12.
"Ill take my time, do a little ho-
ho with them and ask the kids
what they want for Christmas,"
Beckner said. "You just don't put
the box down and say goodbye."
Joe Stultz, superintendent at
the Huntington Post Office, said
two or three employees will be
paid overtime on Saturday and
Sunday to deliver packages in
Huntington dressed as Santa.
"We just decided to do
something for the community,"
said Stultz. "We're losing money
on it."












Court rules Mahoney


CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) -
Larry Mahoney was convicted
Thursday of 27 counts of second-
degree manslaughter and most of the
other charges he faced in the nation's
deadliest alcohol-related traffic
crash, which claimed the lives of 27
people riding home from a church
outing.
The jury, which deliberated about
11 hours, convicted Mahoney on 12
counts of first-degree assault and all
but one of the 42 wanton
endangerment counts he was charged
with in the fiery crash on May 14,
1988.
The only acquittal was for Clint
Bradley, a motorist Mahoney nearly
missed as he traveled down the wrong
lane of an interstate highway.
The jury, which had deliberated
for 11 hours, returned to the
courtroom shortly before 4 p.m.
EST, when the lengthy verdict was
read in Carroll Circuit Court. Jurors
were to consider a sentence later
Thursday.
Mahoney, 36, bowed his head
slightly as the verdict was read on
each count. Altogether, the
indictment contained 82 charges,
including 27 counts of murder, one
for each of the victims.


Mahoney was driving his pickup in
the wrong direction on Interstate 71
near Carrollton, when it rammed
head-on into a bus, killing 24
children and three adults who
belonged to the Radcliff First
Assembly of God church.
Mahoney's lawyers said he
admitted being drunk and driving
north in the southbound lanes of the
divided highway, striking the church-
owned former school bus as it
returned a youth group from a
Cincinnati amusement park. But the
defense said faulty design of the bus
gas tank, not the collision, caused the
explosion and fire that killed the
victims.
The former school bus' fuel tank
ruptured and the bus burst into
flames, killing 24 children and three
.adults. Forty people escaped, but 12
were severely burned.
The jury began deliberating
Wednesday afternoon.
Relatives of many of the victims
watched Wednesday as Mahoney's
lawyers and special prosecutor Paul
Richwalsky gave closing arguments in
the trial that began with jury
selection Nov. 8.
Lead defense attorney William
Summers said Mahoney had been


guilty on 2
beaten by public opinion like a "cur
dog" since the crash.
Richwalsky, an assistant attorney
general, said it was difficult to
reconcile the spirit of the season with
the task before the jury. But he told
jurors they should not be "more
charitable" toward Mahonev and his

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family because Christmas was near.
Summers and co-counsel Jack
Hildebrand stressed the twin themes
of Mahoney's defense - that his
intoxication was unintentional and
that the bus was unsafe because of a
vulnerable fuel tank and seats that
spewed toxic fumes as they burned.
Iim' wi"


Eugene Sober, a NASA fire safety engineer, views a video of a burning school
bus during his testimony in the Larry Mahoney murder trial in Carrollton, Ky.
Mahoney's defense team used the video to how quickly a fire can spread
throughout a school bus. (AP Laserphoto)


FBI searches for clues in series of parcel bombings


ATLANTA (AP) - The FBI
pressed the search for links between a
series a parcel bombs in the South
and civil rights litigation, reportedly
questioning a Georgia lawyer about a
14-year-old racial discrimination
case.
The FBI emphasized its
investigation of the mail bombs that
killed a federal judge and a civil
rights lawyer remained open-ended.
In Macon, attorney Charles A.
Mathis said Wednesday that the FBI
questioned one of his associates
about a case in which his firm's
clients won a $3.75 million settlement
over discrimination at Robins Air
Force Base in Warner Robins.
Mathis declined to name the fellow
lawyer or detail what he was asked.
Another lawyer, Henry Grady


Smith of Warner Robins, said he was
surprised to learn that his name was
on the return address of a package
bomb sent to the NAACP office in
Jacksonville, Fla. That bomb was
defused Tuesday.
"I've never represented their
organization. I'm not a civil rights
attorney," he said, adding that he was
interviewed by the FBI about the
package Tuesday.
"I've never dealt with anybody in
Jacksonville. I can't figure out why
anybody would use my name."
Earlier this week, a government
source said the bomb that killed U.S.
Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance in
Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday bore
the return address of a fellow judge
who regularly sent Vance packages.
FBI spokesman Diader Rosario in


Atlanta said agents have interviewed
everyone whose name appeared on
the parcels, but "we do not consider
them suspects or involved in any
way, shape or form."
FBI agent Jerry Shockley of
Montgomery, Ala., said the bombs
- the two fatal bombs plus
unexploded ones found at the 11lth
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Atlanta and a NAACP office in
Jacksonville, Fla. - may have been
sent by a racist group in response to
NAACP school desegregation
lawsuits.
Mississippi lawyer Richard
Barrett, leader of a white supremacist
group called the Nationalist
Movement, said he does not think
anyone in his or similar groups is to
blame.


"I believe them to be the work of a
deranged lunatic, that is my first
impression," Barrett said. "I think
that the American people should not
be stampeded by the liberal knee-jerk
hysteria that seems to be emanating
from various quarters, including the
FBI."
The FBI Thursday said it was
installing 24-hour tip lines in
Birmingham, Ala., Jacksonville,
Fla., and Atlanta to seek clues in the
investigation.
In Birmingham, a telephoned
bomb threat Thursday forced
evacuation of a building that
includes the office of the U.S.
Bankruptcy Court judge who gave
the eulogy for Vance on Wednesday.
No explosive was found, U.S.
Marshal Tom Greene said.


Fatal feline disease resembles AIDS-causing virus


WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A
fatal virus resembling the AIDS-
causing virus in humans has been
found in sick cats, and researchers
say it affects the felines much the
same way as the HIV virus affects
humans.
The feline immunodeficiency
virus, or FIV, also known as cat


AIDS, suppresses the feline's
immune system, leaving animals with
symptoms ranging from weight loss
to chronic infection, veterinarians
say.
Dr. Steven M. Price of the
Watertown Animal Hospital said he
has seen more than a dozen cats that
have tested positive for FIV since the


Housefire claims three lives


ORONO, Maine (AP) - A
house fire claimed the lives of
three children while their mother
was with friends wrapping
Christmas presents, authorities
said Thursday.
The Nickels family moved to
Maine in September from
California, following the death of
the children's father in a car crash.
The family's home had been
burglarized soon after they moved
here, Fire Chief Duane Brasslett
said.
When firefighters arrived at
their house late Wednesday, 16-
year-old Michael Nickels was
yelling for help from a third-story
window. He told firefighters there
were other children inside.


He died along with Laura Ann
Nickels, 4, and brother Brian, 6,
said Fire Capt. David Martin. A
brother, David, 11, jumped out a
second-story window to escape
the flames, Martin said.
Michael fell inside the building
and could not be immediately
rescued. He died on the way to a
hospital, said the chief.
Their mother, Jennifer Nickels,
was with friends in nearby Old
Town wrapping Christmas
presents, officials said.

Autopsies were planned. The
house was gutted, and Brasslett
said the cause of the fire was not
known.


virus was isolated. Some researchers
say that more than 10 percent of
outside or stray cats that are sick may
have the virus.
"It's worldwide," said Dr.
Margaret Barr, a doctoral candidate
and FIV researcher at the New York
State College of Veterinary Medicine
at Cornell University. "But it doesn't
spread rapidly in the cat population
and it's not dangerous to people."
After the Waterbury Republican
published a story about the FIV virus
Wednesday, Waterbury health
officials issued a statement to
reassure pet owners that the virus
affecting cats isn't the same virus that
causes acquired immune deficiency
syndrome in humans.
Laura Minor, director of the
Waterbury AIDS Education
Program, said she received about a
dozen inquiries from people who
didn't understand what cat AIDS or
FIV is.
"People who panicked when
seeing the headline should go
through and read the entire article. It
clearly stated this is not the human
AIDS virus," Minor said. "It is a
shame in a day when people should
be changing their own behaviors
they're panicking when they see a


headline about AIDS in cats."
Veterinarians have been able to
test for the FIV virus in cats for less
than two years, but many think the
untreatable virus has been around,
undiagnosed, for a long time.
"In the past a lot of vets have seen
cats that look like they have leukemia
but test negative. We don't know if
they were AIDS-positive," Price
said.
Barr said the virus appears to be
spread through bite wounds,
particularly among un-neutered
stray or outdoor male cats. Male cats
are "territorially more aggressive"
and so tend to fight more, she said,
which may account for their higher
incidence of FIV.
She said "casual, non-aggressive
contact," such as sharing food and
water, grooming and saliva contact,
"does not appear to be an efficient
route of infection."
Once a cat has been infected by the
virus, it usually will develop a series
of infections, lose weight and, in the
disease's later stages, run a fever.
Other common symptoms are loss of
appetite, enlarged lymph nodes,
chronic, recurrent skin infections,
anemia, mouth ailments such as
gingivitis and other gum diseases,
diarrhea and nasal discharge.








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Dec. 22, 1989


Nativity scene

draws attention
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (UPI) -
The city's Nativity scene, the
subject of a Supreme Court
decision five years ago, is drawing
attention again because it is
situated 30 feet from a cage of
swinging spider monkeys and a
flock of squeaking tropical birds.
Although statues of Joseph,
Mary and the baby Jesus are
usually placed in Hodgson Park
near City Hall, they had to be
moved to Slater Park Zoo because
their usual spot is being
renovated, said Paul Savoie, a
spokesman for Mayor Brian J.
Sarault.
The Rev. Thomas E. Ahlburn
of the First Unitarian Church in
Providence, a critic of
government-sponsored Nativity
scenes, said the location makes a
mockery of the religious symbol.
"They've shown a lack of
understanding and a lack of
wonder and awe," he said. "I just-
hope the monkeys appreciate it."
Local ACLU Executive
Director Steven Brown said, "It
shows another clear example of
why the government should stick
to the business of governing and
let private citizens and churches
sponsor religious symbols and
treat them the way they should be
treated."
The ACLU sued the city in
1980, accusing it of violating the
separation of church and state by
placing the creche on city
property. The Supreme Court
ruled in 1984 that the symbol was
acceptable because it was
surrounded by non-religious
Symbols such as Santa's reindeer,
a wishing well and candy canes.
There is nothing wrong with
-placing the creche at the zoo,
Savoie said. Jesus was born in a
stable and a zoo should be just as
appropriate.

Salvation Army

uses quieter bells

PEORIA, Ill. (UPI) - The
Salvation Army and its bell-
clanging soldiers who collect for
the needy can stay at a shopping
mall that had complained the
Christmas volunteers were too
noisy.
But there's one condition: They
have to be quiet.
So instead of bells that peal
"ding-ding," the Salvation Army's
bells at Peoria's Northwoods Mall
are letting out a more subtle
"ting-ting."
"I'm all for Christmas
tradition," Jeff Case, the mall's
manager, said. "But bells that are
designed for outside can
overpower the center. This is a
management decision based on a
specific merchant's request."
The army and the mall agreed
on a smaller bell, one that was less
noisy than the standard variety
but could be heard clearly.
"The bell can be heard," said
army Maj. David Grindle. "We're
not unhappy with the com-
promise." But some of the troops
and merchants aren't too pleased.
"It would be better if it was
louder," said Salvation Army
volunteer Robert Walsh as he
shook his "shrunken" bell.
"People want to hear it is
Christmas.


Exiles express mixed emotions


MIAMI (UPI) - Panamanian happy that a foreign government has
exiles expressed conflicting emotions invaded our country," he said.
Wednesday about the U.S. attack in But, he added, "Thank God a
Panama, saying they were elated by brotherly country has reacted. Thank
the attempt to oust Gen. Manuel God they have decided to help us get
Noriega but worried about the fate of rid of this genius of evil. We had
family and friends, always said that the only way
"The reaction in Miami has been Noriega would be defeated was
very mixed, and I say mixed because through armed struggle."
many people are worried about their Raymond J. Takiff, a lawyer for
next of kin in Panama," said Luis Noriega in Miami, said he believed
Endara, a member of the Noriega would remain in Panama
Panamanian opposition movement and fight to the death rather than flee
in Miami and cousin to opposition into exile.
leader Guillermo Endara, who was "It's our opinion that Gen. Noriega
sworn in as president as the assault is not the kind of man to run away,"
began. Takiff said at a news conference. "It's
"There has been mostly a party our belief that he'll fight to the
everywhere I have called, people death."
saying, 'Hey, come over. We have Frank A. Rubino, another Miami
champagne. We're celebrating.' And lawyer representing Noriega, agreed:
they have reason to celebrate," "There's no question that he will
Endara said. "(But) we have to keep remain in Panama - and that's
in mind that there are dead people. where he belongs."
There are wounded people. There are Miami lawyer Neal Sonnett, who
hostages. So, we don't have a detailed also represents Noriega, declined to
picture of what is going on." comment on the situation in
Roberto Dominguez, a former Panama.
Panamanian consul in Miami and a "I'm not really making any
Noriega opponent, also expressed comments. There are obviously
conflicting emotions. "We are not ongoing actions down there. My


New method found for pri
NEW YORK (AP) - In a finding the study involved a relatively small
that could ultimately open up an group of women, they could not be
entirely new approach to prenatal sure how accurate the test would
testing, researchers have determined eventually prove to be when
the sex of a group of fetuses by administered to far larger numbers.
testing pregnant women's blood,
according to a published report. The new approach could pave the
way for the development of tests that
Thursday's editions of The New would use a maternal blood sample
York Times report that researchers, to glean information on the health of
using a sensitive testing procedure, a fetus. A blood test would be simpler
fished genes from the blood of 19 and safer to administer than existing
women, multiplied the genes and prenatal tests, which involve poking
analyzed them to determine the sex needles into a woman's uterus.
of the fetus accurately in all cases. The report said that since the
The results appear to be the first 1970s, researchers have been trying
wholly successful effort to determine to establish whether fetal cells always
the sex of a fetus by analyzing a circulate in the maternal blood and,
blood sample from a pregnant if so, whether there are enough for
woman, analysis.
Researchers warned that because Experts said the new study showed


Court convicts West Coast
LOS ANGELES (UPI) -The shipments of tons of marijuana on
mastermind behind a drug ring that boats off the coast of Thailand and
smuggled at least 26 tons of prosecutors said the multimillion-
marijuana from Southeast Asia to dollar smuggling network was the
the West Coast in the largest known largest federal agents ever uncovered
operation of its kind was convicted involving marijuana brought in from
Thursday on narcotics trafficking Southeast Asia.
charges. Uhler's defense attorney, Brent
William Uhler, 40, described by Carruth, conceded Uhler was
prosecutors as a major drug kingpin, involved in the drug ring, but
was convicted of 17 counts of contended he was simply an
narcotics trafficking from 1985 to underling in the organization and
1988. He was acquitted on one minor eventually was forced to continue
charge of arranging business trips to trafficking because of threats by the
Singapore, Thailand and Tahiti for real ring leaders.
alleged ring members.
Uhler faces a maximum term of life
in prison without possibility of Alaskan volcano
parole when he is sentenced March 5.
A federal jury convicted him after a ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)
one-month trial and four days of -Airlines and the Postal Service
deliberations, struggled to make up for lost time
as Redoubt Volcano slackened a
Uhler lived in Maui, Hawaii week into its first eruptions in 23
between 1984 and 1987, when the years.
bulk of the marijuana was shipped to Flights were added Wednesday
the United States. He was indicted to supplement those reinstated a
last April with a dozen other alleged day earlier after airborne volcanic
smugglers involved in the network. ash cut into the state's air
Most of the remaining defendants transportation lifeline.
face trial in February. Alaska Airlines, the main
interstate carrier serving
Uhler was found guilty of Anchorage, said it had erased a
organizing several trans-Pacific


responsibilities are only those as a
lawyer," Sonnett said.
Endara said he had been trying to
phone Panama since the early
morning hours.
"It has been very difficult to get
through to Panama. The lines are just
clogged," he said. "We have been able
to get through to a few opposition
friends - (and) we understand that
our counterparts in Panama are in
safe places.
"We were able to listen to
(Guillermo) Endara about 2:30 a.m
(via a telephone placed next to radio
speaker) - We heard President
Endara calling for a truce in the
fighting, calling for the PDF
(Noriega's Panama Defense Forces)
to surrender to the newly installed
democratic government, that they
will guarantee their rights as military
officers, and the PDF would play a
significant role in the return of
democracy to Panama.
"This is not only a happy moment
for Panama, but it is also a real hard
blow to Cuba and Nicaragua, due to
the fact that the Sandinistas evaded
the blockade of Nicaragua through
Panama," Endara said.


enatal testing
that fetal cells can indeed be found in
the blood of pregnant women. But
the experts cautioned that there are
other hurdles to cross in devising a
prenatal blood test that will detect
most known genetic disorders.
If a prenatal blood test can, be
developed, it would be less risky than
the available tests, which can cause
miscarriages in a small percentage of
cases. Because of the risks, prenatal
testing is now reserved for women at
higher than average risk of having a
genetically abnormal fetus. If a blood
test was available, prenatal testing
could be offered to all women
Any use of the test solely to
determine the sex of a fetus could be
controversial because it would open
the possibility that couples might
elect to abort a fetus if they were
disappointed in its sex.


drug kingpin
The charges against Uhler involve
multi-ton loads of marijuana shipped
by distributors via boats in the Gulf
of Thailand in 1985, 1986, 1987 and
1988. Some of the shipments were
sent to Hawaii, where Uhler allegedly
had one of the boats blown up to
avoid having its cargo detected by
drug agents.
"Uhler sent large sums of money
overseas to finance the smuggling
ventures, had co-conspirators make
and receive telephone communica-
tions to arrange the shipments, and
organized the refueling of smuggling
vessels," court documents said.


slows mail service
passenger backlog in Seattle and
reduced the number of standbys in
Anchorage.
International airlines continued
to divert flights away from
Alaska's largest city because of
concerns about engine-clogging
ash from the volcano 115 miles
southwest of Anchorage.
The Postal Service said mail
could be back to normal by today.
A backlog was caused by the need
to use slower, less ash-sensitive
propeller planes instead of jets.







Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989 9

U.S. news



AIDS treatment 'promising' for researchers


BOSTON (UPI)-An experimen- Moreover, tests indicated the ability of the AIDS virus to
tal AIDS treatment that combines a procedure appeared to have reproduce, before, during and after a
bone marrow transplant with the eliminated the AIDS virus from the patient undergoes a bone marrow
drug AZT may be promising but patient's body, the researchers said. transplant. Bone marrow produces
requires much more study, experts No other treatment has been able to the blood cells the AIDS virus
said Tuesday. do that. infects.
"It's an exciting marriage of two "It's intriguing data on one T
disparate treatment modalities," said patient," said Dr. Rein Saral, an Train crashes
Dr. William Haseltine of Harvard associate professor of oncology and
Medical School. medicine who led the research. "It STOCKTON, Calif. (UPI) - A
"It's an important early finding might offer a potential treatment fast-moving, six-car Amtrak
which may have long-term clinical which has not been considered in the passenger train carrying upwards of
use but needs further study." past." 150 holiday travelers slammed into a
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Saral and his colleagues described garbage truck in heavy fog Tuesday,
National Institute of Allergy and the case at a scientific meeting in derailing and bursting into flames.
Infectious Diseases, stressed that the Montreal in June and published their Authorities said at least three people
procedure had only been done on one results in the current issue of the were killed.
patient and it was much too early to Annals of Internal Medicine. The San Joaquin County
gauge its potential usefulness. The researchers are evaluating Coroner's office said the truck driver
"I think it's interesting and should other patients who may be was killed. Amtrak said two train
be pursued. But to have the candidates for the treatment, he said. crew members also died in the wreck.
American public get the false Doctors at the City of Hope Medical "There are about 50 walking
impression that we now have the cure Center in Duarte, Calif., and the wounded, including 25 in fairly
for AIDS is unfortunate," said Fauci. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in serious condition, and there are
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Seattle are also considering the multiple fatalities," said Meagan
University in Baltimore used the approach, he said. Todd of the Office of Emergency
technique for the first time on a 41- The technique will be tried first Services in San Joaquin County.
year-old man who was infected with only on patients who may otherwise The train was carrying from 150 to
the AIDS virus and had non- be candidates for bone marrow 200 people, including 60 passengers
Hodgkin's lymphoma. transplants because they have who had just been picked up in
The patient died 46 days after leukemia, lymphoma or anemia, Stockton, a California Highway
undergoing the procedure, but he Saral said. Patients also must have a Patrol spokeswoman said.
died from a relapse of his cancer and suitable donor. Another CHP dispatcher said the
not the transplant, the researchers The technique involves giving tractor-trailer truck failed to stop at
said.' patients AZT, which inhibits the the Santa Fe Railway crossing 7

Eastern Airlines agrees to sell La
DALLAS (Reuter) -American routes, including many destinations American would acquire additional
Airlines ended months of on-again, to the Caribbean, were worth JFK slots from Continental, which
off-again bargaining Tuesday by between $300 million and $400 also is owned by Texas Air.
agreeing to pay $471 million for million. The deal between the two airline
Eastern Airlines' Latin American AMR Corp., American's parent, companies is subject to approval by
routes and other assets including gate said the transaction announced late federal regulators, which is far from
slots at some of the nation's busiest Tuesday also includes four ground certain, according to industry
airports. handling companies in South analysts.
The deal would provide badly- America as well as airport facilities The Latin American system, which
needed cash to Texas Air Corp., and other assets in San Juan, Miami includes routes from Miami to
Eastern's parent, and could pave the and New York. London and Madrid, would
way for Eastern to file a long-awaited Most notably, American would strengthen American's already
reorganization plan in bankruptcy acquire valuable gate slots at strong presence in the region.
court. LaGuardia and JFK airports in New "The transaction will allow us to
Earlier analysts had speculated York as well as at Washington make our Miami hub a more
that Eastern's Latin American National and O'Hare in Chicago. competitive international gateway,"


Doctors failing to make progress

with survival rate of'preemies"


BOSTON (UPI) - Despite the
latest advances and more aggressive
efforts, doctors have been largely
unable to increase the survival rate
for the most premature babies,
researchers reported this week.
Researchers at Case Western
Reserve University's medical school
in Cleveland found the chances of
survival remained low for premature
babies born less than 25 weeks into
their development.
"I think we've reached the limits,"
said Dr. Maureen Hack, an associate
professor of pediatrics who led a new
study published in The New England
Journal of Medicine.
The question of when a baby is
viable outside the womb has been an
issue in the nation's abortion debate.
"With pregnancy being terminated
in some parts of the United States
late in the second trimester and with
live-born infants delivered at 22
weeks of gestational age occasionally
surviving, it is imperative to
determine the probability of survival
for extremely low-birth-weight
infants," they said.
To determine whether there has
been any progress, the researchers
compared 98 very young babies


delivered at the MacDonald
Hospital for Women in Cleveland
between 1982 and 1985 to that of 129
very young infants born between
1985 and 1988.
But despite the more aggressive
approach, the chances the babies
would survive did not increase
significantly overall and the
outcomes of those who did live did
not improve substantially, they said.
"Despite a tendency to perform
more (Caesarean) sections and active
resuscitations, no improvement in
the survival of babies with lengths of
gestation below 25 weeks or birth
weights under 750 (grams) was
observed," the researchers wrote.
"The probability of survival is very
poor if the length of gestation is less
than 24 weeks or the birth weight less
than 600 grams," they said.
Researchers said their results have
ethical, economic, and medical-legal
implications.
"Extremely low-birth-weight
infants who require prolonged, often
futile sojourns in neonatal intensive
care units or who have poor long-
term outcomes have become major
consumers of health care resources
and, in some cases, a major drain."


AMR Chairman and President
Robert Crandall said.
AMR stock rose $2.75 to close at
$60 a share Tuesday, before the deal
was announced. Texas Air closed at
$12 a share, off 62.5 cents.
The agreement positions Eastern
to emerge from bankruptcy
protection as a much smaller airline
with operations focused on its


A bone marrow transplant
involves destroying a patient's bone
marrow with high doses of
chemotherapy and radiation and
then infusing them with marrow
from a matched donor.

into truck
miles outside Stockton and was
apparently hit broadside.
The San Joaquin Flyer Amtrak
train left Oakland on time at 7:20
a.m. but was 19 minutes late leaving
Stockton because of its heavy load of
holiday passengers and dense fog,
said Art Lloyd, an Amtrak
spokesman at the scene.
The two locomotives tipped over
and the first two passenger cars also
derailed but remained upright, Lloyd
said.
Lloyd said the train was traveling
at the permissible 70 mph.
"We don't know what happened
yet because the fog is so heavy. It's a
disaster out there," the CHP
spokeswoman said.
The train engine caught fire after
the mishap, the OES said.
The accident occurred at 9:38 a.m.
at a rural intersection 5 miles east of
state Highway 99.
The crossing, on a curve, was well-
marked, the CHP official said.

tin routes
Atlanta hub. Eastern filed for
protection under Chapter 11 of
federal bankruptcy laws in March,
five days after its machinists union
went on strike.
While the strike has continued,
Eastern has hired non-union
replacements and now has about 800
flights daily, compared with 1,100
before the strike started. Eastern told
its creditors Monday that it hopes to
reorganize as a company 65 percent
its pre-strike size.
AMR and Texas Air began
negotiations over the Latin routes
over the summer, but talks broke
down over several issues, including
AMR's demand that Continental
drop a lawsuit against American's
Sabre reservation system.
As part of Tuesday's deal "all
outstanding lawsuits" between
American Airlines and Texas Air
Corp. have been settled, said Mary
O'Neill, an American Airlines
spokeswoman.


Polar Bear Club members keep

New Year's Day tradition alive


RICHLAND, Pa. (AP) -
Members of the Mount Gretna
Polar Bear Club will have
somewhere to go when it's time to
go jump in a lake.
Their New Year's Day tradition
was put in jeopardy when the
owners of Conewago Lake said
the event couldn't be held there for
the ninth year because of
insurance liability concerns.
So the blue-lip brigade began
their search for a new site.
The turning point came when a
television station did a feature
story on the lake-less Polar Bears
and happened to interview
Stephan Boyer, an owner of
Willow Springs Sportsmen's
Club, who suggested his club.
In past years, up to 500
weather-defying people have


shown up and 100 have taken the
plunge.
Willow Springs, 12 miles from
the former site, is a flooded quarry
known for its scuba diving among
sunken vehicles and heavy
equipment.
But it also has a shallow end,
which is necessary for Polar Bears
who don't mind taking an arctic
dip as long as they can keep their
footing.
Organizer Gordon Sheetz said
the water at spring-fed Willow
Springs is about 45 degrees in
January, about 10 degrees higher
than Conewago Lake. Conse-
quently, bathers are unlikely) to
confront a sheet of ice.
"Cutting through the ice always -
makes it more interesting," said
Sheetz.






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0V Dec. 22, 1989


[ _world roundup]


Romania seals


BUDAPEST, Hungary (UPI) -
Visitors to western Romania
emerged with tales of a Tiananmen
Square-style massacre of democracy
activists, describing morgues filled
with bodies, tanks patrolling streets
and citizens seizing guns to fire on
soldiers, Hungarian and Yugoslav
news reports said Tuesday.
The state news agency Tanjug in
neighboring Yugoslavia said
Yugoslavs exiting Romania at the
border town of Vrsac reported
hearing renewed gunfire Tuesday in
the western city of Timisoara, where
violence first was reported Sunday.
Tanjug quoted the travelers as
saying demonstrators in Timisoara
broke into a store of ammunition and
seized weapons, which they fired at
Romanian troops.


The visitor
Romanian so
to the city's n
were beaten,
and put in
undisclosed
said.
The Tanjug
immediately o
Estimates o
Sunday's pc
protesters in
Timisoara ran
to many hund
injured or arr
Hungarian ne
Romania's
Agerpress Tu
had sealed its
Yugoslavia
attributed the


WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The
United States has gone out of its way
to reassure Britain it had not been
eclipsed by West Germany as the
main partner of U.S. European
policy, but analysts say the
relationship is changing all the same.
Washington and London have a
"special relationship" founded on
language, culture and more than 300
years of history, and that will always
be.
But U.S. officials and other
experts say the dizzying political
upheaval in Europe, which is
crumbling the East bloc and
fomenting debate over possible
German reunification, has
necessarily placed the American
strategic focus squarely on the
Germanys, West and East.
West Germany, home to 300,000
U.S. troops as NATO's frontline
against the Warsaw Pact, has long
been a European financial center.
Now, Washington views it as crucial
to. managing political change.
"I don't have the impression that
Britain and the United States are not
dealing with each other as partners,"
said Helmut Sonnenfeldt, a former
high-ranking State Department
official who now is with the
Brookings Institution.
"It's just that the focus has to be on
Germany because they are so directly
involved (in the European
reordering) and it's a tricky political
situation - Germany is a concern to
everyone."
Some experts suggest the
cataclysmic post-war geopolitical
realignments now under way may
lessen over time the emphasis on the
U.S.-Britain bilateral relationship.
"U.S. foreign policy is changing, as
is British foreign policy," one U.S.
official said. 04


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borders as gunfire
rs also reported seeing rooms. "Romania cannot receive any
Idiers marching citizens foreign tourists as there are no free
lain square, where they places in Romanian hotels. All are
stabbed with bayonets occupied," Agerpress said.
vans and driven to The border closings blocked
destinations, Tanjug communications and travel into the
country, making it virtually
g reports could not be impossible to independently confirm
confirmed. the casualty reports.
of the number killed in Some witnesses compared the
police crackdown on situation to the June crackdown in
the western city of and around China's Tiananmen
nged from a few dozen Square, when hundreds and perhaps
Ireds, with many others thousands of pro-democracy
ested, the Yugoslav and demonstrators were killed.
ews reports said. "Tiananmen was nothing when
official news agency compared to the shooting in
esday confirmed that it Timisoara," a Western diplomat
borders with Bulgaria, coming from the Transylvanian city
and Hungary, but told Tanjug. He was quoted as saying
closing to lack of hotel the death toll could reach 1,000.
chan * - Witnesses said Romanian soldiers,
ging; after scattering protesters with
* n ll 9 gunfire, hunted down protesters in a
tionship house-to-house search early Sunday,
gunning down several people in their
foreign policy will be homes.
tied, whether Mrs. '
es it or not, to the News of the violence sparked
immunity. The question demonstrations in several European
and the British want to cities Tuesday and drew condemna-
lace as much emphasis tons from the European
relations as we do now," Community, the United States and
several West and East European
eight years of Ronald governments.
residency, there was a Hard-line communist leader
of exceptional U.S.- Nicolae Ceausescu, in Iran for an
ness, in large measure official visit, made a public
e personal ties between appearance Tuesday to lay a wreath
der and British Prime on the grave of the late Ayatollah
*garet Thatcher. Ruhollah Khomeini, but made no
hared a rapport and an J
nti-communism fervor. A qu o facmg
ne to see herself as first


among alliance equals in giving
advice to the president.
British diplomats say Bush
telephones Thatcher often. She
visited him at the Camp David
presidential retreat ahead of his first
summit with Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev.
But Sonnenfeldt says there is no
question that Bush's relationship
with Thatcher is more aloof and less
emotional than Reagan's.
Added a U.S. official: "I think the
Bush administration will see the
Anglo-American relationship as one
of several special relationships, along
with Germany, Japan, Canada and
Mexico."
A new look at U.S.-U.K. ties was
fanned by Britain's Fleet Street press,
which viewed a post-summit Bush
speech urging NATO to quicken the
pace of European integration and
commit itself to deep arms cuts as
sign of a rift with Thatcher.
She has been less than enthusiastic
about both those ideas.
The media speculation prompted
Bush to call Thatcher and assure her
the special relationship was intact.
Secretary of State James Baker
hastily rearranged his five-day
European trip last week to include a
London visit with Thatcher.
Earlier this year, the United States,
in a move that caused tensions with
Britain, reached a compromise with
West Germany on negotiating with
Moscow on short-range nuclear arms
once a broader conventional arms
treaty is implemented.
U.S. and British officials admit
they have tried to play down the
dispute but acknowledge fundamen-
tal differences. The White House
branded London's policy unaccept-
able, which in the Anglo-American
context constitutes strong
disapproval.


continues
mention of the disturbances. In a
speech earlier in the day he described
social conditions in his country as
"good, stable and balanced," the
official Romanian news agency
Agerpres said.
Reports of the weekend violence
and its aftermath continued to trickle
in Tuesday, mostly from foreign
travelers, and collectively painted a
picture of terror and death in
Timisoara, a city of 283,000 in a
region of Romania with a large
ethnic Hungarian population.
Greek medical students who
witnessed some of the violence said
they saw a large number of dead and
wounded in Timisoara's main
hospital, adding most of the victims
appeared to have suffered gunshot
wounds, Tanjug said.
A Timisoara doctor interviewed by
the Austrian news agency APA said
soldiers opened fire without warning
on a crowd of about 5,000
demonstrators early Sunday.
"In the first three rows, nearly
everyone was killed or injured," said
the physician, who was not
identified. "Everywhere there was
blood and torn pieces of clothing."
The weekend demonstrations in
Timisoara were believed to be the
first serious unrest in two years in
Romania, a bastion of orthodox
communism that has been largely
untouched by the democracy
movement that has brought down
hard-line communist leaders from
East Germany, Czechoslovakia and
Bulgaria in the past month.

difficult times


ahead, says intelligence chief


MANILA, Philippines (Reuter) -
President Corazon Aquino's
intelligence chief says she cannot
count on at least two thirds of the
military and her defense chief says
she may have to face another coup
attempt in six months.
After failing to predict the Dec. I
coup attempt, the sixth and most
serious Aquino has faced in almost
four years in power, military and
intelligence chiefs are now
unanimously forecasting a new one,
possibly within six months.
Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos
says it will take the right-wing
renegade military officers six months
to regroup and organize a new
attempt to topple Aquino, but
meanwhile they may mount
guerrilla-style urban attacks.
Grenade explosions at a U.S.
Embassy housing complex and the
home of a U.S. diplomat in Manila
last week hurt no Americans but sent
shivers through the stock market.
The Manila index fell through the
psychological 1,000-point barrier
before recovering slightly.
"It's time to take a break," said a
broker with Mount Peak Securities,
as traders rushed to dump shares.
Since the coup, Manila stock prices
have fallen by almost 24 percent.
Aquino, who helped restore
democracy in the Philippines
through a 1986 "people power" revolt
that removed former president
Ferdinand Marcos, is now arming
herself with emergency powers to
help prevent further coups and revive
the shattered economy.
Despite expressions of confidence
from the International Monetary
Fund that the economy can weather


the storm and later bounce back,
continued coup rumors are making it
difficult for Aquino to win back the

Aquino is now arming
herself with emergency
powers to- help prevent
further coups and revive
the shattered economy.


political advantage.
Most politicians and businessmen
are looking for some decisive action
from Aquino to restore confidence,
including a radical government
reshuffle to get rid of ministers who
have failed to deliver basic services.
But so far Aquino has announced
no policy changes, lashing out
instead at opposition leaders she
thinks could be linked to the attempt
to oust her.
Both Ramos and Aquino's
national security adviser Rafael Ileto
have recognized that some of the
rebel grievances are valid and have
called for .changes in government
direction.
Rebel officers had accused Aquino
and other civilian leaders of
mismanaging the country, tolerating
corruption and engaging in too much
politics while failing to solve basic
problems such as rising prices and
breakdowns in public services.
"I cannot rule out the possibility of
another coup before President
Aquino's term of office expires in
1992 if we refuse to face problems
squarely and do something about
them," lleto, a former defense
minister, said in an interview.


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SPLAY TIME - The director of
S' Atlantic Music and Theatre,
Andy Lim, helps children prepare
S/' ' . or the "Christmas Wonderland"
pageant. The show is scheduled
S for 7 p.m. Friday .at the Sundial
Recreation Center, Fort Davis.
(U.S. Army photo by PFC
sib-Rodney McIntyre)



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Santa says'
by Pat Walker

U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) - Santa Claus came to town
Sunday at the children' Christmas
party held in the Anchorage Club at
the Naval Station Panama Canal.
Invited by the 39 members of the
Navy/ Marine Corps Officers' Wives
Club, Santa handed out decorated
bags stuffed with goodies and
nodded solemnly in response to a
steady litany of wishes for Ninja
Turtles, Nintendo, and Barbie dolls.
While their requests may be
different in these high-tech times, the
children stay the same. Though
hardly able to contain their
excitement awaiting a turn on the
ample lap, once there they shyly
tested Santa's hearing in barely
audible whispers; and the big man's

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Softball
Registration for unit level and
women's softball on the Atlantic side
is taking place now. To register or for
additional information call 289-4112
or 289-4002.


ley're all good'
ly white beard still absorbed tears Mrs. Crep a
m some of his smaller charges. the guiding f
parents , too, provided traditional festivities, ba<
hind-the-lines entertainment, who manned
icing jigs and pulling faces abaft Christmas vid
camera in hopes of an "on Santa's buffet-style sp
smile" for the family album. Christmas co<
his year, the photos, snapped in was nothing I
aroid by volunteer Lt. Randy heaven."
ton, were especially personalized.
photo-folders decorated with
y leaves in green, the children
ed red hollyberries in the form of
e fingerprints."
he folders were just one of several i
ts available for the children, .
uding assembling styrofoam .,...
aments and coloring paper
,erbread men, bells and trees. ' U .
We were open to any craft that .
i't include glue," laughed Terri
p, apparently speaking from the ''
tom of past experience. I


Coach clinic
There will be a mandatory clinic
for coaches and officials involved in
the Atlantic softball league at the
Sundial Recreation Center at Fort
Davis, Jan. 8 at I 11 a.m.
College mixer
Quarry Heights Officers' Wives
Club will hold a college mixer Dec.
26 from 2-5 p.m.
College and high school seniors
should check this out. For more
information phone 286-3736.


at children's party


and Cindy Cross were
orces for this year's
cked by other wives
the craft tables, ran
eos, and provided a
read of home-baked
okies and cakes that
less than sweet-tooth


Through it all, though, Santa --
who in real life appears to be Lt.
Cmdr. Marty Bowers - remained the
star of the show. Asked if anyone had
admitted to not being good, he shook
his white head from side to side:
"They're all good, even though there
are times when it might not seem like
it."


Opening Day guests savor hors d'oeuvres at the brand new full-service
delicatessen located in the Class Six store at the U.S. NavalStation Panama
Canal, Rodman. (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Karen Banks)


Holiday season brings Navy, Marines together at fete


by YN3 Marilyn Brown


U.S. NAVAL STATION
PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA
PAO) - A dinner of barbecued
chicken and spaghetti, spiced with
the local flavors of empanaditas and
arroz con polio kicked off the second
annual Christmas Party thrown for
Navy and Marine Corps personnel at
Naval Station Panama Canal earlier
this month.
Background music - country
western and old '60s favorites -
added to the congeniality of the
affair, and some of the Marines


provided their own entertainment
dancing to reggae numbers.
Following dinner, Rear Adm.
Gerald E. Gneckow officially
welcomed everyone as a prelude to
the evening's talent show.
Gneckow also served as judge for
that event, joined by Master Chief
John Galstad, Lt. Cmdr. Fred Artho,
Col. Charles Richardson, and Mrs.
Linda Kelly.
Stealing the show immediately
were children from the chapel
community, rendering their version
of four carols under the direction of
Chaplain Danny Baker.


When all was said and done,
fourth place and a free Pizza Hut
pizza went to the Marine Corps'
Anthony and the Dancers, whose rap
work-out left even the audience
feeling breathless.
Third place and a pizza went to the
Marines' Blann and the Boys for
their guitar-accompanied vocals
complete with hand-tossed snow in
their rendition of "Let it Snow."
Lance Cpl. Michael Cannon, Marine
Corps Security Force Co., earned
second place - and another pizza -
for his two solo trumpet numbers.
First prize was awarded to Patricia


Robinson for her terrific gospel
vocal, "Because He Lives." First
prize included a $10 gift certificate to
the new Don Lee Restaurant.

Then it was the audience's turn.
The whole ensemble chimed in on
Christmas carols led by Linda Kelly
and Patricia Robinson.
There's something about
Christmas. Marine Sgt. Dion N.
Rosado touched on it: The party was
great because "it gave the Navy and
Marines something to celebrate
together."








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Dec. 22, 1989


notices


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Mars calls
The 1978th Communicationi
Group's Military Affiliate Radio
System, or MARS station, and the
Sprint Telephone Company are
offering free calls for the Christmas
holiday.
The 1978th is offering service to
the continental United States, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands for all
U.S. military, family members, and
Department of Defense civilians
living in Panama.
The MARS station will accept
reservations through Dec. 26 from
7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations
are taken on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Calls will be placed Dec. 23
through 26 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To
make a reservation, call
284-4215/4062.

Christmas for singles
"Christmas for Single Soldiers"
will be held at Valent Recreation
Center, Fort Clayton 9 a.m. to 9:45
p.m. Dec 25.
The all-day event begins with
coffee and breakfast goodies and
continues with tournaments, sing-
alongs, and holiday movies. Join
in for fun and surprises. For more
information call 287-4201.
CDC hours
Children under 12 years of age
cannot be left at home unattended.
USARSO Child Development
Services (CDS) would like to remind
parents during this holiday season of
the services available for the care of
children. Hours of operation are as
follows:
Child Development Center (CDC)
Pacific, Building 39, Fort Clayton,
287-5657, Monday-Thursday, 5:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m.-
midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-
midnight; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
CDC Atlantic, Building 8351,
Margarita, 289-4511, Monday-
Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
The CDC in Atlantic and Pacific
communities will be closed Dec. 25
and Jan. 1.
Holiday hours
The Child Development Centers
announce a change in holiday hours
at Building 39, Fort Clayton and
Building 8351, Margarita Complex.
New hours are 6-11 p.m. Dec. 31.
Minimum of 10 advance reservations


are required. Call or stop by before
Dec 28.
A fee will be charged. For more
information call 287-5657 or
289-4511.

Santa breakfast
A breakfast with Santa will be
held at the Ocean Breeze
Community Center, Fort
Sherman, at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 24.
Parents are invited to call and
make the necessary reservations
and arrangements for a gift to be
given to the young participants.
For more information call
289-6282.


Arts/ crafts
A Finishing Techniques Class
sponsored by Fort Clayton Ceramic
Center will be held at Building 155,
Fort Clayton, Monday at 10 a.m. and
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Learn glazing stains and chalking
techniques. For more information
call 287-4360.

Pool party
Atlantic Youth Services will hold a
Teen Pool Party 6 p.m. Dec 30 at
Fort Davis Swimming Pool. For
more information call 289-4 05.

No games
There will be no games at the
Naval Station's Anchorage Club
until Jan. 14.
PCC registration
Panama Canal College offers
degree and certificate programs, and
is accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools
making credits from PCC
transferable to other U.S. colleges
and universities. Three degree
programs are offered: Associate in
Arts, Associate in Science, and an
Associate in Technology. Major
fields of study include the following:
accounting, behavioral science,
secretarial administration, general
studies, and foreign language.
In addition to the degree programs
the college offers a variety of
certificate programs which include:
bookkeeping, word processing,
business data processing, computer
programming, accounting, clerical,
and management of business.
The residency requirement is
sixteen semester credit hours. A
student may complete the remaining
degree requirements at another
accredited institution and transfer
back the credits to PCC to receive an
associate degree.
PCC will hold early registration
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3-5, 8-12.
To be assured entry to the courses
you wish to take plan to register
before the regular registration period
Jan. 24-26. Tuition payment must be
made by money order to the U.S.
Treasurer. The college has a limited
revolving loan fund to assist students
in budgeting their costs. For further
information call the college office at
252-3107/3304.

Dancercise
I A Dancercise sponsored by Pacific
Theatre Art Centre will be held at
Building 2060 Curundu. New
sessions begin early January. Unique
exercise program features sessions
during the day or after duty hours.
Register in advance. For more
information call 286-4662/3152.


Club parties
ICM Clubs will hold New Year's
Eve parties Dec. 31 at Fort Clayton
NCO Club, STRAC Club and Fort,
Davis Community Club.
Enjoy food, music and dancing
party favors. Welcome the Nineties.
For more information call 287-
4343 or 289-5160.
Dance sessions
Dance program sessions
sponsored by the Pacific Theatre
Arts Center will be held at Building
2060, Curundu, beginning early in
January.
Registration is now underway for
modern dance, classical ballet and
tap lessons. Sessions for children are
also available. For more information
call 286-3152.
Softball
The Howard Sports and Fitness
Center will begin intramural softball
Jan. 8. A mandatory league
organizational meeting for all
coaches will be held Jan. 4 at 1 p.m.
at the Zodiac Recreation Center,
building 709. For more information,
call 284-3451.

45-minute workout
The Zodiac Recreation Center
offers a 45-minute workout at 11:30
a.m., Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.
All active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate.
For more information, call
284-6161.
Marine Exchange
Newly arrived personnel as well as
seasoned shoppers may not be aware
of what the Marine Corps Exchange
Service has to offer. Here's what the
stores have to offer you:
- Main Exchange, Building 70:
clothes, jewelry, audio-visual
equipment;
- 7-Day Store, Building 32: food,
personal supplies;
- Furniture Department, Marine
Barracks building 3005: gifts,
rosewood, teakwood, rattan;
- Curio Store, Marine Barracks
Building 3005: llama rugs, souvenirs;
- Hardware Department, Marine





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Love that boy!
Name: Alexander Giovanni Rivera
Born: Nov. 12, 1989
Weight: 7 lbs. 9 Ozs.
Length: 20 inches
Parents: Jose and Brenda Rivera


Barracks Building 3004: appliances,
housewares;
- Sporting Goods, Marine
Barracks Building 3004: running
shoes, golf items, cycling and
camping equipment;
- Field & Stream, Building 660:
fishing, Scuba and hunting
equipment
The hours for the exchanges are
Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. and Sundays and holidays, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. The 7-day store is open
every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Holiday sports event
A Martin Luther King Jr. Sports
Tournaments sponsored by Reeder
Fitness Center Fort Clayton will be
held Jan 13-15. Tournaments include
basketball, racquetball and table
tennis.
Categories for men and women
ages 16 years and over. Table tennis
age limitation is 12 years. Spaces
limited. Register early. For more
information call 287-3861.
Holiday event
A Christmas Clock sponsored by
the Sundial Recreation Center, Fort
Davis, will be held at 1 p.m. Dec 25.
Enjoy drawings, puzzles and
tournaments. For more information
call 289-3889.

Zodiac classes
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
currently offering the following
classes:
Piano, lessons are offered on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
People wanting to arrange times
need to call 284-6161.
Shotokan karate classes are
offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are
also available for youth upon
request. For more information, call
284-6109.
Tang Soo Do martial arts classes
are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30
p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m.
to noon, Saturday. For more
information, call 284-6161.
Beginners Spanish classes are
offered from 6 to 730 p.m., Tuesday
and Thursday.
All active duty and retired
military, Department of Defense
civilians and dependents are eligible
to participate.
A small fee is charged for each
class.

Auto repair class
Automotive repair classes
sponsored by the Albrook
Automotive Self-Help Facility will
be held at Building 441 Albrook
AFS.
Sessions range from alternator,
generator and carburetor repair to
minor tune-ups. Call for
reservations. For more information
call 286-36 13.


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Volleyball tourney
A 3-on-3 Volleyball Tournament
will be held at Fronius Gym, Fort
Davis Dec. 30. For more information
call 289-3108.

Bowling tourney
A Parent/Child Bowling
Tournament will be held at Curundu
Bowling Center at 11 a.m. Dec 27.
There are, two categories for
children up to 12 years. Prizes will be
awarded. For more information call
286-3914.
Over-30 Basketball
An Over-30 Basketball Program
sponsored by Reeder Fitness Center
will begin registration Dec 27. begins
are invited to register.For more
call 287-3861.
Zodiac tourneys
The following tournaments will be
held at the Howard Recreation
Center:
Jan. 3 -- pingpong from 7 to 10
p.m.
Jan. 5 -- pool from 7 to 10 p.m.
Jan. 7 - darts from 7 to 10 p.m.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the
winners. Preregistration is required.
For more information, call
284-6161/6109.

Racquetball
The Howard Sports and Fitness
Center will begin intramural
racquetball Jan. 15. A mandatory
organizational meeting for all
coaches will be held Jan. 8 at 1 p.m.
at the Zodiac Recreation Center,
building 709. For more information,
call 284-3451.
Coaches clinic
There will be a mandatory clinic
for coaches and officials involved in
the Atlantic softball league at the
Sundial Recreation Center Jan. 8 at
11 a.m.

Chapel activities
Fort Clayton Chapel will hold
New Year's Eve activities 6-10 p.m.
Dec. 31.
Activities include pot-uck movie
and service. For more information
call Parham Cain at 282-5526.

Photo class
A class on using your new photo or
video camera sponsored by Fort
Davis Arts and Crafts Center will be
held at Building 251, Fort Davis, 3-5
p.m. Dec 28 and 2-4 p.m. Dec 30.
Bring your film. For more
information call 289-5104.

New Years event
"Welcome the New Year" -- all-
night movies and breakfast,
sponsored by the Sundial Recreation
Center, will be held Dec 31. For more
information call 289-3889.


It's a BOY!
Name: Anthony J. Saramago
Born: Nov. 12, 1989
Weight: 6 lbs. 15 ozs.
Length: 18 inches
Parents: Julian and Maria Saramago

Youth arts & crafts
Youth Arts & Crafts will be held at
the Fort Clayton Youth Center at
3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays.
There will be different projects each
week. The next sessions will be on
paper chains, Mexican lanterns and
snow flakes. For more information
call 287-6451.

Softball
Registration for unit level and
women's softball on the Atlantic side
is taking place now. To register or for
additional information call 289-4112
or 289-4002.

Racquetball tourney

A racquetball tournament
sponsored by the Fort Sherman
Ocean Breeze Community Center
will be held at Sherman Courts Jan.
12-14.
There will be three categories and a
novice classification. Matches will be
the best two out of three.
Championships will be determined
by a double elimination competition.
Trophies awarded to first and second
place winners. For more information
call 289-6282.
Coaches needed
Coaches for Youth Baseball! Soft-
ball are urgently needed for various
leagues. Help. make this season a
success.
For more information call 287-
3253 or 289-4605, or stop by Building
219, Fort Espinar or Building 155,
Fort Clayton.

Musicians needed
The Zodiac Recreation Center is
looking for talented individuals in
the areas of music, singing, dancing,
comedy, rappers, etc., to audition for
the Tropic Entertainment Variety
Show, Jan. 21. All interested
personnel should call
284-6161/3818.
Naval exchanges
Did you know that the Naval
Station Panama Canal offers the
following:
- A deli in Building 4, open every
day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
- An ice cream parlor to open
soon behind main exchange;


- Gold jewelry, emeralds and
diamonds in Building 70, every day
from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
- Custom children's clothing,
also in Building 70 every day from 10
a.m. to 8 p.m.;
- A video center, with electronic
repairs in Building 65 every day from
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
- A barber and beauty shop in
Building 94, open every day;
- National Car Rental in Building
665, open daily;
- A seamstress in Building 3005,
Marine Barracks, open daily;
- A laundry, in Buildings 70,
Rodman and 3005, Marine Barracks,
open daily;
- A linen (table cloths, settings,
etc.) store in Building 3005, Marine
Barracks, open daily;
- Don Lee Restaurant in Building
6302, Farfan, which is also open
daily;
Trap range
U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal
MWR invites you to visit its Trap
Range.
The schedule is as follows: Thur,
Fri, 4 p.m. to dusk. Sat, Sun, and
holidays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Firearms
will be provided, rent free.
Story hour
A Story Hour for preschoolers will
be held at the Fort Clayton Library
Tuesday at 10 a.m. For more
information call 287-3806.
Craft class
Learn how to make a table lamp at
the Fort Davis Arts and Crafts
Center Mondays from 6-8 p.m. For
more information call 289-5104.

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

Spanish class
A Beginners Spanish Class
sponsored by the Valent Recreation
Center will be held at 6 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays. For
more information call 287-4201.
Water aerobics
Work off those holiday pounds and
have fun doing it. You do not need to
know how to swim. It's happening
now at the Farfan pool Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from 6 to 7
p.m. $1 per class. For more
information, call Lisa Ortiz at
284-5094.

Game night
Games Nights, open to all U.S.
government employees, are Monday
and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the
Waterfront Inn Club, Coco Solo.
For more information, call 289-5109.
Adult aerobics
Adult aerobic classes are offered
from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday,
Wednesday and Friday, at the
Albrook Youth Center.
For more information, call
286-3195.
Pre-teen party
A pre-teen birthday party
sponsored by Fort Espinar Youth
Center will be held at Fort Davis
Park Bohio 3 p.m. Dec 27.
For more information call
289-4605.


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Birthday party
A Birthdays of the Month
celebration will be held at Fort
Clayton Youth Center 4 p.m. Dec 29.
For more information call
287-6451.
Free movie
The U.S. Naval Station Panama
Canal Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Center is offering free
movies for all hands and family
members. The movies are shown at
the Crews' Lounge, Building 88, and
the MCSFCo classroom, Building
3005 (Marine Barracks). Two
different features are shown each
night, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9
p.m. For more information, call
283-5307.
AA
Sick and tired of being sick and
tired? Alcoholics Anonymous meets
in Building 6550, Corozal, every
night of the week - Monday thru
Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 11
a.m. and 7 p.m. For more
information, call 252-6709.
Meetings on the west bank of the
Canal are held in Building 40 on
USNAVSTA Panama Canal,
Sunday thru Friday at 8 p.m. and
Sunday mornings at 9. The west
bank phone is 283-5749.
Youth activities
FSD Youth Sports will hold a
Baseball/ Softball registration 3-6
p.m. Monday thru Friday at Building
155, Fort Clayton. Girls and boys
16 to 18 years are invited to
participate. Atlantic registration is
accepted at Building 219, Fort
Espinar (289-4605).
For more information call
287-3252.

Womens softball
A Women's Softball -Program
sponsored by CRD Sports will be
held at Building 154, Fort Clayton,
7:30-11:30 a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays.
Interested participants contact
Mrs. Ball at 287-5618.
Cocoli service
The Cocoli Community Chapel,
located on 2nd Street, Cocoli
Housing Area, will hold a Christmas
Eve Worship Service 7 p.m.


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14 Dec. 22, 1989


Bush approves satellite sale to China


WASHINGTON (UPI) -
President Bush, in another
concession to China, informed
Congress Tuesday that he has
approved the sale of three U.S.-built
satellites to the communist nation.
"It is in the national interest of the
United States to lift" the ban on
export licenses for the satellites that
will be launched on Chinese-built
rockets, Bush said in a letter to
congressional leaders.
The action comes nine days after
National Security Adviser Brent
Scowcroft and Deputy Secretary of
State Lawrence Eagleburger made a
secret trip to China in an effort to
improve Sino-U.S. relations. It was
the second secret trip by the two since
Beijing's bloody crackdown June 4
against pro-democracy demons-
trators in Tiananmen Square.
In addition, the president signed
the International Development and
Finance Act, and said he would
waive certain provisions in the bill
that bars the Export-Import Bank's
financing of U.S. business activities
with China.
Bush said he was taking this action
also "on the grounds of national


interest." "This does not return the
Export-Import Bank's activity to
business as usual with China," said
White House press secretary Marlin
Fitzwater.
But he said the "waiver, by
maintaining the status quo, preserves
a level playing field for U.S.
business."
Fitzwater held out the prospects of
further dealings with China, saying
they would be considered on a "case-
by-case basis as part of a continuing
review process." Sale of the satellites
had been delayed indefinitely by the
administration last spring after
Beijing crushed a pro-democracy
movement with military force.
Fitzwater said, "The sale of three
satellites represents approximately
$300 million worth of business for
U.S. firms."
The three telecommunication
satellites were built by U.S.
companies for AUSSAT and
AsiaSat, firms based in Australia and
Hong Kong, respectively.
Fitzwater said Australian Prime
Minister Robert Hawke had urged
Bush to let the sale go through,
emphasizing the importance of the


AUSSAT program for his country to
develop telecommunications and
broadcasting services.
"Australia is a good friend and an
important ally of the United States,
and the timing of the licenses is
critical to the success of the
program," the press secretary said.
The deadline for license approval,
which Bush gave, was this month.
Fitzwater said AsiaSat is
preparing to provide "similar and
badly needed telecommunication
services to several friendly countries
in Asia."
The action comes amid new
congressional criticism of Bush's
secret dealings with China and
revelations that Scowcroft and
Eagleburger had a clandestine
meeting in Beijing in July, a month
after the crackdown against pro-
democracy demonstrators.
Several members of Congress have
accused the president of
"kowtowing" to the Chinese, and
approval of the satellite sale was
expected to generate additional
outcries.
The White House imposed a
number of sanctions against China


last spring, including a halt on high-
level exchanges, military sales and
export of high-technology.
In a statement seeking to justify
the satellite sale Tuesday, Fitzwater
said approval of the license "is in
keeping with the house the
president's policy not to disrupt
normal commercial relations with
China."
He said denial of the licenses
"would put at risk a trade practices
agreement with China that helps
level the playing field for the U.S.-
launch industry by requiring the
Chinese to abide by price and
marketing guidelines."
"Furthermore, the United States,"
he said, "should maintain its
reputation as a reliable supplier for
the Australian government and the
AsiaSAT consortium." Bush has
publicly insisted that relations with
China have not been normalized and
that his sanctions remain in place. He
has also indicated that he is still
waiting for Chinese leaders to ease
their repression of dissenters.
Fitzwater told reporters earlier
Tuesday that the administration had
not yet seen any signal of change.


Nicaraguan tanks surround U.S. Embassy


MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) -
Nicaraguan troops backed by tanks
surrounded the U.S. Embassy in
Managua Thursday in retaliation for
the placement of U.S. tanks and
troops around the Nicaraguan
Embassy in Panama.
Some 100 Nicaraguan soldiers
carrying Soviet-made AK-47
automatic rifles encircled the U.S.
Embassy compound at noon. At least
six T-55 tanks were also positioned in
front of the embassy.
Nicaraguan officials said the
mobilization of troops at the U.S.
Embassy was in retaliation for the
placement of U.S. tanks outside the
Nicaraguan embassy in Panama
City.
U.S. troops, tanks and other
military vehicles moved into position
around the Nicaraguan and Cuban
embassies in Panama City Thursday.
U.S. authorities in Washington said
the troops were engaging in


surveillance to ensure that
Panamanian leader Gen. Manuel
Noriega did not attempt to slip into
either of the embassies.
"We would study a request from
Noriega for asylum as we would if
George Bush requested it," D'Escoto
said.
On Wednesday, Nicaragua placed
its troops on maximum alert because
of the U.S. attacks in Panama.
"I have also ordered the
mobilization of troops and a
maximum-grade alert nationwide,"
Ortega said in a statement addressed
to other heads of state and the
secretaries-general of the United
Nations and the Organization of
American States.
A newscaster for Radio Sandino,
the official radio of the ruling
Sandinista Front, said Wednesday,
"The entire people of Nicaragua are
on the alert, ready to combat United
States aggression."


"Nicaraguan troops will do exactly
the same thing that North American
troops do at the embassy in
Panama," Nicaraguan Foreign
Minister Miguel D'Escoto said after
speaking with John Leonard, a U.S.
Embassy representative who was
called to the Foreign Ministry in
Managua.
D'Escoto also said that President
Daniel Ortega had spoken by
telephone with Nicaraguan
ambassador to Panama, Antenor
Ferrey, and asked him to defend the


"inviolability of the (embassy) as if it
.were Nicaraguan soil."
Lt. Col. Julio Ramos, who was in
charge of the Nicaraguan operation,
said the Sandinista forces were
following government orders and
that they were responding to U.S.
actions near the Nicaraguan
Embassy in Panama City.
D'Escoto said he would study the
possibility of granting asylum to
Noriega if he asked for it, but added
he did not think he would ask for
asylum.


Soviets express displeasue


MOSCOW, (Reuter) - "How
could the Americans have done this?
It plays right into the hands of
everyone who wants to see our two
countries remain enemies."
The anguished private comment
from a Soviet official clearly summed
up Moscow's real reaction
Wednesday to the U.S. armed
intervention in Panama.
Coming less than three weeks after
his Malta summit with President
Bush, the bloody fighting in Panama
City poses a new dilemma for Soviet
leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Either Moscow takes a tough
stand and risks damaging the much-
needed new relationship with
Washington sealed in Malta with
joint recognition that a new era of
peace was at hand.
Or it takes a softer line and faces a
further loss of influence among leftist
movements and Third World states
that still see the United States as an
"imperialist aggressor."
Foreign diplomats in Moscow said
that was the stark choice facing
Gorbachev on the international
scene.
Domestically, liberal Soviet
analysts said, the American action
would strengthen the hand of
Communist Party hard-liners who
see Gorbachev's "new thinking" as a
betrayal of revolutionary ideals.
"Mutual trust between us is vital,
and that's what we thought we were
both working for," said one Soviet
official, a strong supporter of the
Kremlin chiefs policies.
"Now the conservatives can say:


'Look what your new relationship
with Washington is worth. If they
can invade Panama, they can invade
Nicaragua and Cuba too."' Just a
few days after Malta, Gorbachev was
effectively accused by senior
Communist officials at a key Party
forum of kowtowing to the West.
And although his opponents were
dismissed Wednesday in the Party
daily Pravda as bankrupt failures
clinging to dogma to save their
positions, such views are clearly
widespread.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro's
declaration early this month that his
country would "defend socialism"
even if it were alone found a ready
echo among "old thinkers" in
Moscow.
"Castro's a fine person. He sticks
to his principles," is a comment both
Soviet intellectuals and foreigners
have heard widely from middle-level
Party workers.
Over recent months, Moscow has
shown scant sympathy for
Panamanian leader Manuel Antonio
Noriega, the target of the American
operation.
And initial reaction from the
Soviet Foreign Ministry was
cautious, if firm.
"These actions, a violation of the
United Nations charter and of the
universally-accepted norms of inter-
state relations, should be condemned
by the world community," a
statement said.
"The United States should stop its
armed intervention in Panama
immediately."


WASHINGTON (UPI) - A
senior, American official said
Tuesday the guerrilla offensive in El
Salva4or has failed totally in its
objective to create a general uprising
in the cities and, as a result, peace is
nearer than before.
But the official, speaking to
reporters on the basis of no further
identification, said the crucial factor
in the future of El Salvador is the
government's ability to convince the
United States it will conduct a full
and fair investigation of the murder
of six Jesuit priests last month.
Without that, he said, U.S.
confidence and support will be lost.
The official said the Farabundo
Marti National Liberation Front
apparently believed its own
propaganda and expected an anti-
government general uprising in El
Salvador's cities leadingto t he
overthrow of the Cristiani
govern nent.
When that failed, he said, the
FMLN went into its second phase -
"bringing the war home to the rich"
- by taking over wealthy enclaves


and passing out weapons to young
untrained teenagers, enlisting them
as "militia."
The teenagers, some of whom
received less than an hour's training
in firing a weapon, took heavy
casualties, and as many as 50 percent
of them were killed or wounded, or
quickly surrendered to government
forces.
That phase, the official said, has
now evolved into the next stage, in
which the FMLN is retreating to the
northern countryside in small units,
suffering from shortages of food and
medicine and losing their ability to
communicate instantly with FMLN
headquarters.
In El Salvador, FMLN rebels
reported Tuesday that 401 guerrillas,
including 10 commanders, were
killed in their fierce offensive that
began Nov. 11.
"To date, 401 of the bravest and
most self-sacrificing sons of the
fatherland have fallen in battle," the
clandestine rebel-run Radio
Venceremos reported.


Guerrrilla offensive in El Salvador

fails to create general uprising








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Dec. 22, 1989


15


hemisphere,



Barco wins one, but faces long road


BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) --
President Virgilio Barco has struck a
major blow against Colombia's drug
trade with the killing of a top cocaine
baron but still has a long way to go to
stamp it out.
The death of Jose Gonzalo
Rodriguez Gacha, who was killed
Friday in a shootout with police,
removed a drug cartel leader accused
of organizing major terror attacks
during the four-month-old drug war.
Rodriguez Gacha was the number
two man in the Medellin cocaine
cartel and also headed his own
terrorist group, according to Gen.
Miguel Angel Maza Marquez, chief
of the country's intelligence and
security agency.
The killing of Rodriguez Gacha
gave Barco a major victory in the
drug war at a time when support for
his drug crackdown had weakened
within the ruling Liberal party.
On Thursday, the head of the
Liberal party resigned due to the
controversy over the policy of
extraditing drug suspects to the
United States.
Barco says the measure is a
fundamental aspect of the drug war
he began last Aug. 18.
In the eyes of some commentators,
Rodriguez Gacha's killing provided
badly needed credibility that the
crackdown could nab the drug lords,
who so far had proven elusive.
"The myth of invulnerability of the
cartel chiefs is broken while that of
security forces is strengthened at a
time public opinion had seriously
doubted its capacity," the El Tiempo


newspaper wrote of the killing.
Skepticism had grown in past
weeks over the effectiveness of the
crackdown.
Until Friday, Medellin and Cali
cartel leaders appeared to be immune
to the campaign, in which more than
11,000 people were arrested and
more than 2,000 properties linked to
drug traffickers seized.
Adding to the sense that the drug
lords could act with impunity was
their dramatic escalation of the drug
war late last month.
A Colombian airliner was
destroyed by a bomb Nov. 27, killing


all 107 people aboard, and the
government blamed the traffickers.
The incident was followed by a
bombing that killed 63 people in
Bogota and was blamed on
Rodriguez Gacha and fellow accused
Medellin cartel chieftain, Pablo
Escobar.
But Western diplomats say that
while the drug barons might now feel
more government pressure, it is not
certain what effect this will have on
Colombia's multi-billion dollar drug
trade.
A U.S. official said that while
cocaine production was disrupted in


the first few weeks of the offensive,
output quickly recovered to between
half and 75 percent of Colombia's
previous estimated annual output
level of 350 to 450 tons.
"The cocaine trade will not end
overnight. It will take weeks,
months, who knows, years," a senior
military official said.
The widely held view is that Barco
will continue the drug war until he
ends his four-year presidential term
on Aug. 7, 1990. But it is uncertain
what the incoming president, who
will be elected next May, will do.


Peru's debt climbs to $19 billion in 1989


LIMA, Peru (Reuter) - Peru's
overall foreign debt will total $19
billion by the end of 1989, up from
$17 billion previously cited, the
nation's chief debt negotiator said
last weekend.
- Debt negotiator Abel Salinas
said 27 percent of Peru's debt is
owed to private commercial
banks and the remaining 73
percent to multi-lateral lending
agencies.
"We estimate that Peru's
overall foreign debt will be $19
billion by December 31," he said
in a radio interview.
Until now, Peruvian officials
said that Peru's total foreign debt
was $17 billion.
"While Mexico owes more than
51 percent of its debt to private
banks. Peru only owes a quarter
to them. That is why we had to


begin talking with the IMF."
He spoke after Peru made a
token payment of 542.3 million to
the International Monetary Fund
last week. It followed a draft
agreement with the lending
agency that President Alan Garcia
called a milestone for a Latin
American debtor country.
The IMF said the payment,
which cleared arrears since Sept.
I of this year, set the stage for talks
that could lead to normal
relations between Peru and the
lending agency.
Before last week's payment.
Peru's arrears to multilateral
agencies, including the World
Bank and the Inter-American
Development Bank. stood at
$1.64 billion, of which $800
million were owed to the IMF.
The IMF declared Peru


ineligible for new loans in 1986
and the World Bank followed suit
soon after, making it virtually
impossible for the country to
receive commercial bank loans.
Salinas, a former Finance
Minister, said that he held what he
called exploratory talks with
World Bank Vice president Peter
Botelier last week in Washington
and that Peru would have to pay
$200 million next year to get fresh
loans.
When an IMF mission visits
Lima, probably in January, its
members will find Peru gripped in
an economic crisis for the second
year in a row. Economists have
warned cumulative inflation may
surpass one million percent next
July when Garcia will hand over
power to the winner of
presidential elections.


Rebels fail to bring EISalvador closer to peace


SAN SALVADOR,, El Salvador
(Reuter) -- A month-long offensive
by leftist rebels has wreaked havoc in
El Salvador and claimed thousands
of victims, but has brought the
country no closer to.an end to its
10-year-old civil war.
The rebel Farabundo Marti
National. Liberation Front (FMLN)
surprised the right-wing Salvadoran
government and its U.S. backers
with the strength and skill of the
military offensive launched Nov. 11.
The army says some 2,500 people
have died since then.
In the early stages of the offensive,
the guerrillas embarrassed the army
with their ability to strike in the
cities, even turning some of the
capital's most exclusive suburbs into
battle zones.
But the government says the rebels


Mexico nabs two
MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -
Police in northern Mexico seized
more than 3,000 pounds of
marijuana last weekend and
arrested two American pilots on
drug-smuggling charges, the
government news agency
Notimex reported.
It said a shipment of 2,623
pounds -of marijuana was
captured by police after a
shootout with traffickers near
Nogales, a city in northern Sonora
state on Mexico's border with
Arizona.
The traffickers escaped, but
several were believed to have been
wounded in the shootout.
Another shipment of 456


failed to win popular support for a
mass insurrection.
Politically, the FMLN suffered a
setback last week when five Central
American presidents, siding clearly
with Salvadoran President Alfredo
Cristiani, urged the FMLN to stop its
attacks and negotiate.
Diplomats say the impression that
the rebels were taking part in peace
talks with the government until
shortly before the offensive while
simultaneously preparing for war
had also damaged their standing.
"The FMLN has gained military
credibility, but they have lost
credibility on the negotiating front,"
one Western diplomat said.
Rebel Radio Venceremos says the
offensive has plunged the
government into a deep political and
military crisis.


U.S. drug pilots
pounds of marijuana was
discovered aboard a plane that
crash-landed on a clandestine
airstrip in a remote desert area of
Sonora, Notimex said.
It said the plane's pilot, an
American identified as Douglas
Edward Jones, was arrested a few
miles from the airstrip.
Another U.S. pilot, identified
as William Edward Brodwer, was
arrested after landing his light
twin-engine plane at the Nogales
airport without a flight plan,
Notimex said.
It did not elaborate, except to
say that the interior of Brodwer's
plane reeked of marijuana and
that he had confessed to
drug-running.


The government and army's image
has been tarnished by the FMLN's
charges that the air force bombarded
civilians and by the brutal slaying of
six Jesuit priests by gunmen on Nov.
16.
Human rights and church groups
say evidence points to army
involvement in the murders.
Diplomats say Congress could move
to cut crucial U.S. aid to El Salvador
unless the government brings the
killers to justice.
With the offensive now dying
down, the war, which has killed some
70,000 people, appears to have once
again reached an uneasy impasse.
Guerrillas disappeared from the
capital last week as quickly as they
had come and the war returned to the
traditional pattern of fairly small-
scale clashes in the provinces.
The guerrillas' stated objective in
launching the offensive was to
strengthen their negotiating position
by disproving the government's
contention that they were a spent
military force.
Most political analysts believe
both sides will eventually be forced to
.negotiate a solution because of the
improbability of either side winning
a total military victory and because
improving superpower relations
have made the climate less amenable
for revolution in Central America.
But after a month of heavy
fighting, there appears to be no
urgency to restart a government-
rebel dialogue, cut short by the rebels
last month in protest at a bomb blast
at an opposition trade union office
Both the government and renoe
say they are open to talks
I he government offered last weeK to


renew talks if the rebels stated
publicly that they would stop attacks
affecting civilians.
The rebels did not reply to that
proposal. They instead set out their
demands for talks, including an end
to a month-old state of siege, release
of political prisoners and dismissal of
seven top army officers.
The main hope for getting both
sides together soon appears to lie
with United Nations Secretary-
General Javier Perez de Cuellar.
At their meeting in Costa Rica last
week the Central American
presidents asked Perez de Cuellar to
mediate between the guerrillas and
the government.
While the rebels rejected the
presidents' agreement, which called
for the FMLN's demobilization, they
accepted the proposal for mediation
by Perez de Cuellar.


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16 Dec. 22, 1989


Operation 'Just Cause'

SSgt. Kevin Washington searches a suspected member of the
Panamanian Defense Forces on the yacht club pier at Fort Amador.
Washington is assigned to Company A, 1st Infantry Battalion
(Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment, 193rd Infantry Brigade. (U.S.
Army photo by Spec. PaulL. Sweeney) (below) American soldiers rest
Army photo by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney) (below) American soldiers
briefly rest near the Carcel Modelo (prison) in Panama City in the
aftermath of intense fighting Wednesday morning. (U.S. Army photo
by PFC Don Dees)


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Panamanian citizens seek food and shelter at Balboa High School after
Operation "Just Cause" began Wednesday morning. (U.S. Army photo by
Spec. John Moreland)


Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
(Mechanized) patrol an area near the Carcel Modelo. (U.S. Army photo by Spec.
John Moreland)


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17


military news


Army revises regulation regarding Article 15s


WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -
A revision to Army Regulation 27-10
will limit to one the number of Article
15s that can be placed in the
restricted portion of Official Military
Personnel Files for sergeants and
above.
Changes to the regulation, slated
to take effect Jan. 25, will also
prevent Article 15s from becoming a
permanent part of the records of
soldiers in grades E-4 and below.
According to Maj. Paul A.
Capofari of the Army Office of the
Judge Advocate General, the
changes are intended to avoid
"hiding multiple misconduct" of
senior soldiers and allow junior
soldiers to overcome mistakes.
Under the current version of AR
27-10, "Military Justice,"
commanders may direct that an
Article 15 be filed in either the
performance fiche or restricted fiche
of soldiers' OMPFs. Normally,
selection boards evaluate soldiers
based solely on their performance
fiches; only certain selection and
review panels can access soldiers'
restricted fiches, and only under
certain circumstances.
Capofari explained how the new


procedures will work for sergeants
and above: "The imposing
commander may select the restricted
fiche for filing of the Article 15.
When the Article 15 reaches the
enlisted records center at Fort
Benjamin Harrison, Ind., a review
will be made of the soldier's restricted
file. If an Article 15 is already filed on
the restricted fiche, the present
Article 15 will be filed on the
performance fiche so that it can be
seen by promotion and selection
boards."
"But, since Article 15s for (junior
soldiers) are not forwarded for
inclusion in the OMPF, this review of
the restricted fiche will only look for
Article 15s imposed after the soldier
was promoted to sergeant."
Article 15s for soldiers in grade E-4
and below will stay in unit files,
rather than be forwarded for
permanent filing. The record of the
Article 15 will be destroyed after two
years or when the soldier is
reassigned, whichever comes first.
"Article 15 is intended to be a
disciplinary tool for commanders,"
Capofari said. "It should be used for
quick punishment to correct


Boards access restricted fiche


WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -
To ensure that only the best qualified
soldiers are placed in positions of
high trust and responsibility, some
selection boards have access to the
restricted portions of microfiche
personnel records.
The R-fiche is the section of the
Official Military Personnel File used
to file some information of a
derogatory nature, such as results of
disciplinary actions, investigative
reports or appellate actions.
Army personnel officials say that
access to the R-fiche is carefully
controlled so that only information
relevant to the selection process is
selection boards, and then only when
it's appropriate. Actions that have
been successfully appealed will not be
looked at by selection boards.
Accurate, relevant and complete
information on the R-fiche is
reviewed during the voting process
for all officer selective early
retirement boards.
For colonel promotion boards and
battalion and brigade command
selection boards, a panel of senior
officers conducts a post-board review


of those selected officers who have
adverse information on their R-fiche
or in files maintained by the
Inspector General, Criminal
Investigation Command or the
Central Clearance Facility.
For NCOs, the R-fiche is reviewed
by command sergeants major and
sergeants major selection boards,
Sergeants Major Course boards and
boards that select command
sergeants major and sergeants major
for retention beyond 30 years. The
review is done after the voting is
completed, and only on those NCOs
tentatively selected. If the review
reveals information that would make
the NCO's selection inappropriate, it
could result in the NCO's removal
from the selection list.
For all other promotion, school
and command selection boards, the
board president may request access
to the R-fiche. All such requests must
go to the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Personnel, and the convening
authority's designee considers these
requests on a case-by-case basis,
weighing the best interests of both the
individual and the Army.


Airmen earn degrees from CCAF


HOWARD AFB (24th COMPW
PA) - Nineteen Howard enlisted
personnel were awarded their
associate in applied science degree
from the Community College of the
Air Force recently.
The degree signifies completion of
two years of collegiate-level study
related to the graduate's Air Force
specialty code.
The graduates who attended the
ceremony at the Howard NCO Club
were: TSgt. Joseph C. Beard Jr.,
TSgt. John R. Hellweg, SSgt. Karen
A. Holmes, SrA. Tamara S.
Jacobson, SSgt. Rick W. Langstraat,
SSgt. William R. Lossner, SSgt.
David J. Morgan, SMSgt. Kenneth
G. Reese, MSgt. James G. Solomon,
Sgt. Donald D. Tinder, MSgt.
Michael S. Tripp, and SSgt.
Charlotte E. Williams.
Those graduates unable to attend
the ceremony due to recent


permanent-change-of-station moves
were: TSgt. Albert Aguilar, SSgt.
John Eves, Sgt. Steven W. Fall,
SSgt. Ricardo A. Morgan, SSgt.
John H. Reid III, MSgt. Carolina
Santiago, and SSgt. Gregory
Schmalfeldt.
Brig. Gen. Robin G. Tornow,
830th Air Division commander,
delivered the commencement
address and encouraged the
graduates to seek higher goals in
education as well as the higher goal in
life -- wisdom. After congratulating
the graduates, Tornow
presented them with their diplomas.
CCAF provides high quality
educational programs which reflect
personal and professional growth
consistent with Air Force
requirements. The college is
accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools.


behavior, not as a permanent record
that forever affects a soldier's
career."


Computers replace

during upcoming

WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -
The United States will opt for more
computer simulation and less
personnel and equipment during the
1990 Return of Forces to Germany
exercise, slated to begin in January.
REFORGER '90, this year's
demonstration of U.S. commitment
to the defense of Europe, will feature
a 15 percent reduction in troops
deploying from the United States and
the total elimination of main battle
tanks from the exercise.
According to a statement released
by the Defense Department, about
15,000 troops deployed to Europe in
'88. The 1989 REFORGER was
cancelled while the services worked
on changes to the exercise series.
"The revised REFORGER '90 will
continue to demonstrate U.S. resolve
and ability to rapidly reinforce
Europe, produce highly effective
training at reduced costs and
decrease environmental damage,"


Capofari said the change only
applies to Article 15s imposed after
the revised regulation takes effect.


!people, equipm nt

REFORGER 90

the DoD statement read.
The new REFORGER and its
follow-up field training exercise,
Centurion Shield '90, will use
computer simulations tested during
exercise Caravan Guard in
September. Caravan Guard
combined field training exercises,
command field exercises and
command post exercises through the
Joint Exercise Simulation System.
Using the JESS, battlefield decisions
made by unit leaders were fed into a
computer, which evaluated them
basedon the changing battlefield
scenario.
The simulations "proved
exceptionally successful in meeting
the goals of increasing training
effectiveness while reducing costs
and the environmental impact," the
DoD statement read.
The 1990 exercises will require
fewer tracked vehicles; no U.S. main
battle tanks will be used.


Cheney may halt 'Looking Glass'
WASHINGTON (UPI) - command aircraft capable of
Defense' Secretary Dick Cheney waging a nuclear war in case the
said he will probably reject an Air president and most U.S. civilian
Force proposal to halt round-the- leaders are killed in a surprise
clock "Looking Glass" flights of nuclear attack.
aircraft capable of directing a The Air Force proposed that
nuclear war. the planes, collectively referredito
"It's been proposed, but I don't as"Looking Glass,"be kept on te
believe well go forward with it," ground some of the time. The
Cheney told reporters last week planes would be shifted "to
when asked about the Air Force continuous ground alert with. a
recommendation, first reported in specified number of sorties per
Friday's New York Times. week," the Times said, quoting
"It's just a question of an Pentagon budget documents.
economy measure basically," Currently, each "Looking
Cheney said. "I don't propose to Glass" flight is commanded from
go forward with it. That is to say, Omaha, Neb., by a Strategic Air
it's come up to.us from within the Command general who could
Air Force. We haven't finished the assume control of nuclear forces if
(budget) package yet, but my the nation's top leaders were to be
guess is we will not go forward killed.
with taking'Looking Glass'down. The Air Force estimated the
"I think well continue to fly it flight reduction would save about
as we have in the past." $20 million in fiscal 1991, which
The Times reported in begins next Oct. 1.
Saturday's editions, meanwhile, Cheney also confirmed a report
that Cheney initially endorsed the that he would press for full
proposal and was to present a production of five B-2 stealth
recommendation to the White bombers in the 1991 budget,
House Friday, but upon hearing rejecting a suggestion by the Air
media reports about the idea Bush Force that the $70 billion program
rejected it. be stretched out to make ihe
Quoting unnamed Bush yearly costs politically palatable.
administration officials, the "Ifyougobackandlookat(tis
Times said no explanation was year's congressional) confer.-e
given as to why Bush rejected the agreement,, you'll find that wfn
proposal. effect, cut a deal on the B-2, wih
Since 1961 the Air Force has was two aircraft in '90 and 4e
continuously kept aloft a aircraft in '91," Cheney said.








g 8 Tropic Times
18 Dec. 22, 1989


Kin 0rs'swod6


ACROSS
1. Chief cook
5. Stuff
9. Kind of
military cap
10. Nettle rash
12. Prong
13. Dry measures
(Sp.)
14. Ancient
15. Walk, as thru
a river
16. Mulberry
17. Teases
19. City
(E. Russ.)
20. Male sheep
21. Poke
22. Lucid
25. Places of
confinement
(on men-
of-war
26. Injure
27. Hawaiian food
28. Ovum (Biol.)
29. Moderately I
long
33. Thus
34. Destitute
of hair
35. Narrow inlet
(geol.)
36. City (0.)
38. Jerk
39. Breathe
noisily
in sleep
40. Heads (slang)
41. Male children
42. Botch


DOWN
1. South
American
republic
2. Transmits,
as by hand
3. Piece out
4. Buddha (Chin.)
5. Scorches
6. Outer skin
7. Hail!
8. Fog
signalling
- apparatus
9. Cease


11. Dishes of
greens,
dressing, etc.
13. Shape
15. Terror
18. Street car (Eng.)
19. Swiss canton
21. A stuffy person
22. Bureaus
23. Shallow ponds
connecting with
the sea
24. Unit of work
25. A tie
27. Game played


from
horseback
29. Dips out
30. Manacles
31. Glossy,
lustrous
fabrics
32. Head
coverings
34. City (Ariz.)
37. Game at
cards
38. Man's
nickname
40. Centimeter
(abbr.)


"And another thing I no-
tice...you laugh too much
when you talk to yourself'"


[-Prfessr Phmbl


"The pigs want the wolves to
stop huffing and puffing. The
wolves want a window view
so they can howl at the
moon..."


Answers to King Cross-
word


"Think - is a hysterectomy
worth a $1.50 card'?"


"Where's the prize?"


"I wish we could have just
one vacation where he
would sit down and relax!"


Sio Teser


Tiny








Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989


19


sports



British may ban Duran due to weight gain


LONDON (UPI) - Roberto
Duran could be banned from boxing
in Britain because authorities are
concerned about his fluctuating
weight.
The warning Tuesday by Dr.
Adrian Whiteson, the British Boxing
Board of Control's chief medical
officer, came a day after promoter
Barry Hearn announced Duran
would fight Nigel Benn over the
summer.
The board cast further doubt on
the fight by questioning Duran's
right to the World Boxing Council
middleweight title.
Duran's indulgent lifestyle often


results in him ballooning 28 pounds
above his fighting weight when not in
training.
"If Duran was to box Benn now I
would want assurances that he is not
allowing his weight to go above seven
pounds above his normal weight, and
that is without taking slimming aids,"
Dr. Whiteson said:
"He would have to satisfy us with a
number of strict criteria.
That's what we would want at the
board. If he wants to be world class,
don't insult your sport or the public."
On Dec. 7, Sugar Ray Leonard
scored a unanimous decision over
Duran.


"We have got to protect Duran
from himself," Dr. Whiteson said.
"It's a shame. If he does come we
would give him all sorts of tests.
Even a complete psychological
assessment.
"There must be a doubt about just
how he lost so much weight for his
recent fight against Sugar Ray
Leonard. The Durans of this world
do boxing no good at all by allowing
themselves to get so unfit."
Whiteson once banned an ailing
Muhammad Ali from fighting British
champion John Gardner in London.
"We don't want another Ali
situation in this world," he said.


"Boxing is a great sport, but
sometimes it is difficult to defend. If
we create ammunition, British
boxing will end up shooting itself in
the foot."
The board also said that since
Duran lost his super middleweight
bout against Leonard while fighting
at 158 pounds his status as
middleweight champion (160-pound
limit) should be reviewed by the
WBC.
"Personally, I feel his title should
be declared vacant," Board Secretary
John Morris said. "But that's
something the WBC should think
about and consider seriously."


Britdnicospueden cancelarpelea de Duran por peso


LONDRES - (UPI) Roberto
Durin puede ser-exeluido del boxeo
en Gran Bretafia porque las
autoridades estan preocupados con
lo concerniente a la fluctuaci6n de su
peso.
La advertencia fu6 anunciada el
martes por el Dr. Adrian Whiteson
jefe official medico de la junta de
control de boxeo BritAnico, el aviso
ocurri6 al siguiente dia de que el
promoter Barry Hearn anunci6 que
Duran se enfrentaria con Nigel Benn
en el verano.
La junta mostr6 aun mas
incertidumbre en la realizaci6n de la
pelea cuando cuestionar6n el
derecho que Duran tiene al titulo


peso median del consejo mundial de
boxeo.
El estilo indulgente de vida que
lleva Duran frecuentemente result
con un sobre peso de 28 libras mas de
su peso de pelea cuando no esta en
entrenamiento.
"Si Duran fuera a boxear con
Benn ahora, yo quisiera asegurarme
que 61 no permitira que su peso
aumente mas de siete libras sobre su
peso normal, y que sea logrado sin
ingerir ningun product para
adelgazar," el Dr. Whiteson dijo:
"El tendra que satisfacernos en
una cierta cantidad de estrictas
reglas. Eso es lo que queremos en la
junta. Si 61 quiere ser categoria


Kings fire Russell in shakeup


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -
Basketball legend Bill Russell has
been fired as vice president of the
Sacramento Kings, and coach Jerry
Reynolds has been named director of
player personnel, the team said
Tuesday.
The Kings said a search would
begin immediately to find a
replacement for Reynolds.
Kings Managing General Partner
Gregg Lukenbill said the shakeup
was "in the best interest of the
organization. It has become evident
that our franchise was not moving in
a positive direction."
Russell, 55, has come under
increasing criticism for his role in two
costly trades and his aloofness with
fans. He has served as the Kings' vice
president in charge of basketball
operations since March 1988.


Reynolds, 45, took over as head
coach following Russell's tenure,
when the Kings had the fourth-worst
record in the NBA. The Kings are a
hapless 7-14 this season.
Lukenbill said Reynoids was
appointed director of player
personnel but would continue as
interim head coach until his
replacement was found.
Lukenbill said Russell was being
replaced by Rick Benner, the team's
vice president for business.
Russell has been criticized locally
for the Kings' acquisition of Pervis
Ellison, the No. I pick in the NBA's
1989 college draft, and Ralph
Sampson, the 7-foot-4 star center
who the Kings obtained in a Sept. 27
deal with the Golden State Warriors.
Both have been hampered by
injuries and are unable to play.


mundial, no insulte su deported 6 el
publico"
El 7 de diciembre, Sugar Ray
Leonard obtuvo una decision
unanime sobre Duran.
Nosotros tenemos que proteger a
DurAn de si mismo," afiadio el Dr.
Whiteson. Es una verdadera lastima.
Si 61 viene nosotros le admi-
nistraremos toda clase de examenes.
Incluyendo una complete evaluaci6n
psicol6gica.
Hay una duda referente a la
perdida de peso de la reciente pelea
contra Sugar Ray Leonard. Los
Duranes de este mundo no le hacen el
boxeo ningun bien al permitir que
ellos esten fuera de condiciones
fisicas."
Whiteson en el pasado no permiti6
al enfermizo Muhammad Ali de
enfrentarse la campe6n BritAnico

Ruddock signs
NEW YORK (UPI) - Donovan
"Razor" Ruddock and Michael
Dokes, who both accuse heavyweight
champion Mike Tyson of ducking
them, will fight each other this
spring, it was announced Tuesday.
Promoter Murad Muhammad
said at a news conference the bout


John Gardner en Londres.
"Nosotros no queremos otra
situaci6n como la de Ali en este
mundo," 61 expres6. "El boxeo es un
gran deported, pero algunas veces es
dificil de defender. Si nosotros
creamos municiones, entonces el
boxeo BritAnico terminarA
disparandose a si mismo."
La junta tambien dijo que desde
que Duran perdi6 su titulo super
peso median en el asalto contra
Leonard en el cual su peso era 158
libras en su categoria como campe6n
de peso median (con un limited de
160 libras) deberia ser revisado por el
consejo mundial de boxeo.
Personalmente, yo pienso que su
titulo deberia ser declarado vacante"
el secretario de lajunta John Morris
dijo, "pero eso es algo que el consejo
mundial de boxeo debe analizar y
considerarlo seriamente.

to fight Dokes
will be in late March or early April,
depending on the site. Muhammad,
Ruddock's promoter, said he is
leaning toward Madison Square
Garden but is entertaining offers
from Las Vegas, Nev., Toronto and a
country "in the eastern part of the
world."


LeMond gets 'sportsman' award


MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) - Tour
de France cycling champion Greg
LeMond was named Sports
Illustrated magazine's 1989
"Sportsman of the Year" Tuesday.
LeMond, 28, a native of Reno,
Nev., who now lives in Wayzata,
Minn., won his second Tour de
France this summer after recovering
from near-fatal wounds suffered in a
1987 shooting accident. LeMond
surprised the experts who predicted
he would not overcome a 50-second
deficit to overall leader Laurent
Fignon at the start of the tour's 27-
kilometer final time trial.
LeMond had become the first
American to win the French race in
1986. He finished second in 1985 and
third in 1984.
LeMond was hunting wild turkeys
outside Sacramento, Calif., in April
1987 when he was accidentally shot
by his brother-in-law, Patrick
Blades. Sixty steel pellets were


sprayed into LeMond's chest and
abdomen.
After waiting for help for 45
minutes and losing two pints of
blood, LeMond was flown to the
University of California's Davis
Medical Center in Sacramento where
some of the pellets were removed.
LeMond then suffered an
emergency appendectomy in the
winter of 1987 and had surgery on an
infected tendon in his right shin in
July 1988.
"The last two years have been the
most humiliating of my life,"
LeMond said after his victory in July.
"Riders and team managers thought
I was through, and that made me
more determined than ever to
return."
SI has named a Sportsman of the
year since 1954 when miler Roger
Bannister won it. Los Angeles
Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser won
in 1988.


4. j-w,

Greg LeMond, winner of the 1989 Tour de France cycling classic poses with his
son Geoffery after capturing the title in Paris July 23. (AP Laserphoto)








2 O Tropic Times
20 Dec. 22, 1989


NFL picture comes into focus during final week


NEW YORK (AP) -
playoff picture:

National Conferen
EAST
PHILADELPHIA EA(
5): They need one victory
wild-card spot. Philadel
clinch the division if
Phoenix next week and t
lose to the Raiders because
beat the Giants twice this
NEW YORK GIANT
They have clinched a
playoff spot. The Giants
the NFC East by beating th
next week, .or if tI
Philadelphia each lose.

CENTRAL
MINNESOTA VIKIN
The Vikings must win the c
reach the playoffs; they ca
wild card. Minnesota canc
a victory over Cincinnat
night, or if Green Bay loses
The Vikings hold the tie-br
the Packers because of
division record.
GREEN BAY PACKE
Green Bay must win nex
make the playoffs. If the Pa
Dallas and Minnesota
Cincinnati, the Packers
division., if the Ra
Philadelphia each lose ar
Bay wins, the Packers are a
because of conference record
same reason, the Packers
wild card if the Rams lose a
Bay and Washington wins.


The NFL WEST
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (13-2):
They have clinched the division
ce championship and the home-field
advantage throughout the NFC
GLES (10- playoffs.
to clinch a LOS ANGELES RAMS (10-5): If
phia will they win next week at New England,
they beat they reach the playoffs as a wild card.
he Giants Even if they lose, the Rams can make
the Eagles it if Minnesota, Green Bay or
season. Washington loses. (Washington is
'S (11-4): already eliminated, but can still get
wild-card involved in a tiebreaker situation at
can clinch 10-6 with Green Bay and the Rams
he Raiders that would put the Packers into the
hey and playoffs by conference record; if
there is a two-way tie, the Rams are in
because they beat Green Bay; but if
Washington is involved it becomes a
three-way tie, with conference
GS (9-6): records the determinant).
division to
divisnot be a American Conference
:linch with EAST
i Monday BUFFALO BILLS (8-7): The Bills
to Dallas. can clinch the division by winning
eaker over Saturday against the New York Jets.
a better Buffalo holds the tiebreaker
advantage in the division because it
.RS (9-6): beat Miami twice and has a better
t week to AFC East record than Indianapolis.-
ckers beat if the Bills lose, they can win the
loses to division if Indianapolis and Miami
win the both lose. or can be a wild card if
ms and Indianapolis, Kansas City,
nd Green Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, the Raiders
wild card and Seattle all lose.
d. Forthe MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-7): The
also are a Dolphins must win to reach the
ind Green playoffs. They will win the division if
Buffalo and Indianapolis both lose.


Miami can still be a wild card.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-7):
The Colts will win the division if they
win at New Orleans next week and
Buffalo loses. They also clinch a wild
card with a victory because of a 7-5
conference record.
CENTRAL
HOUSTON OILERS (9-6): The
Oilers will clinch the division if they
win next week at home against
Cleveland. If Houston loses, it will be
a wild card if Cincinnati also loses
because the Oilers swept Pittsburgh,
Miami and the Raiders.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (8-6-1):
The Browns will win the division if
they win at Houston. If Cleveland
loses, it can be a wild card if Kansas
City loses and only one other wild-
card contender finishes 9-7.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-7):
The Bengals must win and get much
help to be a wild card. To have a
chance, they must have Houston
and-or Pittsburgh in any multiple-
team ties since the Bengals lost head-
to-head meetings with Miami.
Indianapolis and the Raiders.
Cincinnati could be eliminated by the
time it plays next Monday night
against Minnesota.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-
7): Pittsburgh must win next week
and have almost all. the other
contenders lose.

WEST
DENVER BRONCOS (11-4): The
Broncos have clinched the division


and the home- field advantage
throughout the AFC playoffs.
LOS ANGELES RAIDERS (8-7):
If the Raiders beat the New York
Giants next week, they have a chance
for a wild card.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-7-1):
The Chiefs are a long shot. They must
win next week and hope almost all
other contenders lose. If the Chiefs
win and Cleveland loses, the Chiefs
have a potential tiebreaker over the
Browns because Kansas City's 6-7-1
conference record would be better
than Cleveland's 5-6-1.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-8):
The Seahawks must beat
Washington in their final game. They
also need Indianapolis, Buffalo,
Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, the Raiders
and Kansas City to lose.


Big Ten could become 'Big Eleven'


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -
Penn State officially shed its
independent status Tuesday but that
doesn't mean the Big Ten Conference
will shed its name.
"Right now the Big Ten still
sounds right even though it may very
well be the Big Ten with an asterisk,"
Stanley Ikenberry, president of the
University of Illinois and chairman
of the Big Ten's Board of Directors,
said during a news conference at
Penn State's campus.
While Penn State is a member of
the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions will
have to wait a few years before
competing for a berth in the Rose
Bowl.
Because of scheduling obligations,
Penn State is not likely to play a Big
Ten football schedule until the mid-
1990s. The Big Ten has a television
contract through 1996. while Penn
State athletic director Jim Tarman
said his school plans to enter into a
1991-94 television contract with the
College Football Association.
Other sports should be able to
participate sooner, some as soon as
the 1990-91 season, Big Ten
commissioner Jim Delany said.
Penn State, for years the leading
Eastern football power, has played
an independent football schedule
since its program began in 1887. The
rest of Penn State's athletic program
competes in the Atlantic 10
Conference.
Delany said unfinished business
remains. "There are a myriad of
competitive and business complexi-
ties that need to be worked out," he
said.
Details of the agreement will be
negotiated by athletic directors,
administrators, coaches and faculty
representatives and will take months
to complete, Delany said. Both Penn
State and the Big Ten must agree to
the final terms.


Tarman said the Nittany Lions are
committed to play basketball and
other sports in the Atlantic 10
through the 1990-91 season. But
conference commissioner Ron
Bertovich took a dim view of the
current situation.
"I don't like the lame duck status,"
Bertovich said Tuesday, adding that
the nine athletic directors in the
conference would discuss
Wednesday what its course of action
may be.
Ikenberry said presidents of the
Big Ten schools decided Dec. 10 to
extend an invitation to Penn State
based onsimilar academic standards
and its reputation for running a clean
athletic program. He also said no
other schools are being considered
for admittance and no schools would
be asked to drop out.


Penn State president Bryce Jordan
said school administrators would
take part in Big Ten conference-wide
meetings. He also suggested giving
Penn State students the ability to
cross-register at other Big Ten
schools.
The last change in the conference
occurred in 1950, when Michigan
State filled a vacancy left four years
earlier by Chicago's departure.
Last week, Penn State coach Joe
Paterno said he would welcome the
move to join Michigan, Michigan
State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern,
Purdue and Indiana.
Paterno, while he was also athletic
director, tried in the early 1980s to
form an all-sports conference of
Eastern schools. But basketball's Big
East Conference began in 1979-80


Former Redskin coach Allen takes job

as head of struggling college program


LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -
Former NFL coach George Allen
said late Monday night that he has
accepted the job as Long Beach
State's football coach.
Allen, 71, will be introduced as
head coach of the struggling program
at a press conference Tuesday
afternoon.
Earlier reports quoted Allen as
saying he had turned down the job.
But after a long day of negotiating
with Athletic Director Corey
Johnson. Allen said he accepted the
job at about 11 p.m. Monday.
Allen said he reached a verbal
agreement with the school but hasn't
signed a contract yet. He said a
contract would probably be for three
years.
"I think that one of the reasons I'll
accept is that I'm trying to save a


struggling program and I enjoy
teaching," Allen said in a telephone
interview from his Palos Verdes
home just before midnight.
"And it's such a tough job that I'd
like to try to leave a legacy there. And
it's near my home. I've had other
opportunities but I would have had
to move, so that was a big factor. I
met the (university president and vice
president and athletic director and
they all seemed to be committed to
changing the image.

"I'm no miracle worker, and I hope
we can turn the program around in
2-to-3 years."
Allen will replace Larry Reisbig,
who resigned in November after
compiling an 11-24 record over three
seasons.


Dravecky honored
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Dave
Dravecky, who battled cancer to
keep pitching for the San
Francisco Giants, has been voted
the 1989 winner of the Hutch
Award.
The Hutch Award honors the
memory of Fred Hutchinson, who
was managing the Cincinnati Reds
when he died of cancer in 1964.
The award is based on the
voting of a panel of major-league
broadcasters and sports writers. It
goes to an athlete who has
overcome adversity while
displaying the character and
competitive instincts of
Hutchinson.
Dravecky underwent surgery to
remove a tumor from the deltoid
muscle in his upper left arm on
Oct. 7, 1988, after spending most
of the season on the disabled list.
Although doctors warned he
might never pitch again, Dravecky
went through a rugged
rehabilitation program, and by
mid-season of 1989 was ready to
try his arm in the minor leagues.
After three successful
appearances, he made his first
start for the Giants Aug. 10
against the Cincinnati Reds.
Although manager Roger Craig
expected him to go no more than
five innings, he held the Reds to
one hit through seven innings and
retired after the eighth, getting
credit for a 4-3 victory.
He made his next start five days
later in Montreal, but collapsed on
the mound in pain with a fracture
in the area of his previous surgery
during the game.
Dravecky then entered a new
round of treatment but a new
tumor was discovered in October
and he faces surgery in January.
He retired at the end of the season.
The award will be presented
Feb. 10








Tropic Times
Dec. 22, 1989


21


Pro Bowl selects Taylor, Munoz for ninth year


NEW YORK (AP) - Lawrence
Taylor and Anthony Munoz joined
some select company Wednesday
when each was named to the Pro
Bowl for the ninth consecutive year.
Munoz, the Cincinnati tackle who
has set a standard for his position,
became the first offensive lineman to
achieve that honor. The New York
Giants' Taylor, who has defined
outside linebacking since entering
the league in 1981, has made it in all
nine of his NFL seasons.

The only other players to make
nine straight Pro Bowls are Franco
Harris and Jack Lambert of
Pittsburgh and Randy White of
Dallas. No player has made it more
than nine times.

For the second straight year, the
Minnesota Vikings had the most
players selected, down from nine last
season to seven. That's despite a
disappointing season in which their
playoff chances still are in doubt.
And Cincinnati, which is only 8-7
and in danger of missing the playoffs,


Russell takes
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Erk
Russell, who resurrected football at
Georgia Southern College after 40
years, retired as head coach
Wednesday, just days after winning


led the AFC squad with six players
for the game, to be played at
Honolulu Feb. 4.
The Vikings (9-6), who need a win
over the Bengals Monday night or a
Green Bay loss to Dallas Sunday to
clinch the NFC Central, will have six
starters - defensive end Chris
Doleman, defensive tackle Keith
Millard, cornerback Carl Lee, safety
Joey Browner, tackle Gary
Zimmerman and guard Randall
McDaniel.
Tight end Steve Jordan made it as
a backup.
The Bengals' contingent is led by
Munoz. Three other Bengals will
start - running back James Brooks,
tight end Rodney Holman and safety
David Fulcher - while quarterback
Boomer Esiason and guard Max
Montoya are backups.


the 49ers with a 10-5 mark.
Denver (11-4), which has won the
AFC West and will have home field
throughout the playoffs, got four
onto the squad - safety Dennis
Smith, linebacker Karl Mecklen-
burg, nose tackle Greg Kragen and
kicker David Treadwell.
But the Giants, who lead the NFC
East and have the NFC's second-best
record, had only two - Taylor and
kick returned David Meggett.
The NFC East choices were nearly
in inverse order to their teams'
success.
Fourth-place Phoenix (5-11) had
four; Philadelphia (10-5) had three;
the Giants had two, and the
Washington Redskins (9-6) one,
defensive end Charles Mann. The
Dallas Cowboys (1-14) had none.


others were both high first-round
picks -Detroit's Barry Sanders, last
year's Heisman Trophy winner, who
will start at running back for the
NFC, and Derrick Thomas of
Kansas City, who will start at outside
linebacker for the AFC.

Judge approves bout
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (UPI)
-A New Jersey superior. court
judge Thursday denied a request
for an injunction to stop the Jan.
15 heavyweight bout between
George Foreman and 'Gerry
Cooney.
Bilal Mohammad and Bahar
Mohammad brought a case
against Foreman, promoter Top
Rank Inc., and host Caesars
World, stating they had fight
contracts with Foreman. They


There were three rookies among claimed Foreman owed $150,000
San Francisco, which has clinched the 82 players selected. in advance training payments for
the NFC West and home field One was Meggett, a fifth-round fights that nevermaterialized.
advantage in the playoffs with a 13-2 draft pick from Towson State who Judge Anthony Gibsom i denied
mark, had six men on the team, as has had three touchdown runs of 50 their request.
did the Los Angeles Rams, who trail or more yards with short passes. The

third NCAA Division 1-AA title, retires
his third NCAA Division 1-AA Information Director Matt Rogers. announcing that a drainage ditch
national championship in five years. Tim Stowers, the Eagles' offensive beside his practice field had become
Russell, 63, will become associate coordinator, will become head "Beautiful Eagle Creek," flowing
athletic director for football coach, Rogers said. with mystical powers.


operations, said Southern Sports


Montana to be 'Man of the year'


ST. LOUIS (UPI) -Quarterback
Joe Montana of the San Francisco
49ers, who is winding up the best all-
round passing season in NFL
history, was named Thursday as the
1989 Man of the Year by The
Sporting News.
Montana became a full-time starter
for the 49ers in 1981. Since then, San
Francisco has a record of 96-37-1 in
the regular season and has won seven
NFC West titles, including this year.
Montana also has led the 49ers to
three Super Bowl appearances in the
1980s, and San Francisco has won all
three.
Entering the 1989 season,
Montana had the NFL's highest
career passing rating (92.0). With one
game to play, he is on a pace this
season to break Milt Plum's season
record of 110.4, set in 1960.
Montana already is the league's
career percentage passing leader (63
percent through 1988). He has a
chance this season to break Ken


Anderson's single-season NFL
record of 70 percent.
The former Notre Dame star also
is leading the NFL this season in
yards per attempt and touchdown-
to-interception ratio. He has passed
the 3,000-yard mark this season for
the sixth straight time, tying the
league record also held by Dan
Fouts.
Montana becomes the 21st athlete
to win the award. He will receive a
specially created 18-inch Waterford
Crystal trophy, valued at $15,000, at
a luncheon Feb. 6 in New York City.
The trophy, first crafted in 1982,
has been presented to the five most
recent winners of Man of the Year
-Larry Bird, Pete Rose, Peter
Ueberroth, Bowie Kuhn and Whitey
Herzog -as well as to the first
Woman of the Year, Jackie Joyner-
Kersee, who won the award last year.
The award has been presented
since 1968 to a sports figure who
greatly influenced his or her field.


"Erk's Eagles" defeated Stephen F.
Austin 37-34 last Saturday for their
third Division 1-AA championship,
concluding a perfect 15-0 season.

The Southern football office said
Russell would not comment before
an afternoon news conference.
Russell, a bald defensive guru
from Vince Dooley's Georgia
Bulldogs, became a folk hero in
Georgia after he went to Statesboro
in 1981 to resurrect a football
program that had been dead since
1941.

His first team, composed entirely
of walk-ons, went 7-3-1 playing at the
club level in 1982 . By 1984, the
Eagles were in Division 1-AA, where
Russell went 70-14-0 over the next
six seasons, the best record in the
country.

Overall, Russell was 83-22-1 with
the Eagles. And he became a hit with
fans for reasons that went beyond
winning, as he tirelessly promoted
Eagle football - to the point of


The Eagles won national
championships in 1985 and 1986 and
played in the championship game in
1988, losing that one to Furman.
Russell was interviewed for the
vacant head coaching position at
Georgia last winter following the
retirement of Dooley, his longtime
friend and boss.
But he told the Bulldogs he would
prefer to stay at Southern.
Russell molded some top defensive
squads in 17 years at Georgia,
including the Bulldogs' 1980
championship team.

This week, after his third national
championship victory, Russell had
indicated he would take some time
and consider what to do next.

Stowers has been Russell's
offensive coordinator for two years,
serving as offensive line coach in the
three years prior to that. Before
joining the Eagles' staff in 1985, he
served as offensive line coach and
recruiting coordinator at
Jacksonville State in Alabama.


Brooks signs 3-year, $6 million contract with Dodgers


LOS ANGELES (AP) -Hubie
Brooks agreed to a $6 million, three-
year contract with the Dodgers on
Thursday, adding a proven right-
handed hitter to Los Angeles' lineup
and creating a battle among four
outfielders.
Brooks joins Kirk Gibson, Kal
Daniels and Juan Samuel in the
crowded outfield. On Wednesday,
Los Angeles acquired Samuel from
the New York Mets for outfielder-
first baseman Mike Marshall and
reliever Alejandro Pena.
Like Samuel, Brooks was shifted
two seasons ago from the infield to
the outfield. Both are former All-
Stars who has been slipping, and that
each is prone to strike out - Samuel
120 times last season and Brooks 108.
Brooks, 33, batted .268 with 14
home runs and 70 RBIs with
Montreal last season. This week, he
rejected salary arbitration and again
said he did not intend to return to the
Expos.


"I think the time was right for me
to come west," said Brooks, a native
of Los Angeles who has a home
about 20 minutes from Dodger
Stadium. "I never thought I would
get a chance to come back home and
play. Since I am older, that chance
was just about over."
Brooks' contract calls for a
$950,000 signing bonus, $1.5 million
next season and $2 million in each of
the following years.
There's also a no-trade clause that
prevents Los Angeles from sending
Brooks back to Montreal or to any
American League team other than
the California Angels.
He is the fourth free agent to leave
the Expos in the offseason. Earlier,
pitchers Mark Langston, Bryn Smith
and Pascual Perez chose not to re-
sign with Montreal.

Brooks said the Expos'late-season
losing streak, when they dropped
seven straight and dropped out of


contention in the NL East, may have
spurred Montreal to consider
changes.
Brooks, a right fielder for the past
two seasons, hopes to play the same
position for the Dodgers. In the past,
he has played third base and
shortstop.
After the trade for Samuel was
made Wednesday, Dodger manager
Tom Lasorda mentioned that
Gibson would probably be in right
field and Daniels in left.
"The main thing is to have Hubie's
bat and glove in the lineup," Dodgers
general manager Fred Claire said
Thursday, answering a question
about how much Brooks would play
right field.
The Dodgers were last in the major
leagues with 554 runs last season.
Only St. Louis hit fewer home runs
than Los Angeles' 89 and the
Dodgers' .240 average was 10th
among the 12 National League


teams.
Brooks is a .276 lifetime hitter with
103 homers and 609 RBIs in 10
seasons. He began his career with the
New York Mets in 1980 and was
traded to the Expos in December
1984 in a deal that sent Gary Carter
to the Mets.

MG JAMES H. RUMBAUGH
WELLNESS CENTER

OPEN MON. TUE. WED. & FRI
7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
THURSDAY 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

BUILDING 52
NEXT TO REEDER GYM
FT. CLAYTON

PHONE 287-4817

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Dec. 22, 1989


entertainment


TV guide


Today

noon CNN Headline News
12:30 SCN Midday Report
12:40 CNN Sports Latenight
1:00 Oprah Winfrey... Louisiana Massive Human
Experiment?
2:00 Another World
2:58 Prime Time TV Guide
3:00 Star Trek
3:48 CNN Headline Newsbreak
4:00 De Grassi Junior High
4:30 Guiding Light
5:15 General Hospital
6:00 SCN Evening Report
6:30 ABC World News Tonight
6:58 Prime Time TV Guide
7:00 Jeopardy
7:25 Christmas Special...Leprechauns Christmas
7:50 Christmas Movie..."Ill Be Home For
Christmas" (95 min.)
9:25 Community Bulletin
9:30 NBC Nightly News
10:00 Entertainment Tonight
10:30 Kung Fu
11:20 SCN Late Night Report
11:30 NBC Tonight Show
12:30 Latenight With David Letterman
1:30 a.m. Nightline
2:00 SCN All Night Movie..."It Nearly Wasn't
Christmas" (120 min.)
4:00 SCN All Night Movie..."Christmas Star"
(120 min.)
6:25 Videolink

Saturday

7:00 a.m. CNN Headline News
7:30 Just For Kids Christmas Special
Chipmunks Christmas
A Jetson's Christmas Carol
Mickey's Christmas Carol
9:45 Christmas Movie..."A Very Brady Christmas"
Mike and Carol Brady (Robert Reed, Florence
Henderson) plan on surprising each other on Christmas
day with a trip. Carol plans a trip to Greece and Mike
wants to go to Japan. When each finds out about the
other's secret, they decide to spend the trip money on
their first family Christmas reunion in years.
(94 min.)
11:30 America's Top 10
12:00 Headline News
12:30 NBC sports - NFL football
4:00 CBS Sports - NFL football
7:00 CNN Headline Newsbreak
7:15 Christmas Special...Julie Andrews: The Sound
Of Christmas
8:10 SCN Saturday Christmas Movie...-Silent
Night, Lonely Night" Two lonely adults try to find
happiness outside the framework of yesterday's
memories when brought together on Christmas Eve in a
New England inn.
9:55 Community Bulletin
10:30 Videolink

10:00 CNN Headline News
10:30 Christmas Special..."Kenny's Rogers' Christmas
In America"
11:30 Saturday Night Live
1:00 a.m. SCN All Night Movie..."The Bible
Magnificently photographed, this film documents the
origin of man, the evocation of the Garden of Eden, the
murder of Abel by his brother Cain and many other
stories from the Bible.
3:55 SCN All Night Movie..."A Year In The
Life" (95 min.)
5:30 Grand Ole Opry Live
6:00 New Country
6:25 The Joy Of Music Christmas In Bavaria


Sunday

7:00 a.m. CNN Headline News
7:30 Robert Schuller With The Hour Of
Power Christmas
8:20 The Joy Of Music Celebration Of
Christmas
9:00 CBS Sunday Morning
10:30 The Joy Of Music Alpine Christmas
11:30 This Week With David Brinkley
12:30 NFL Double Header Football
7:00 CNN Headline News
7:15 SCN Christmas Eve Movie..."Miracle On 34th
Street" (96 min.)
8:55 SCN Christmas Eve Movie..."The Christmas
Wife" (73 min.)
10:10 CNN Headline Newsbreak
10:30 Entertainment This Week
11:30 George Schlatter's Comedy Club


5:30 a.m.
6:00
6:30
7:00
9:00
9:25
10:20
11:10
12:00

3:30
6:58
7:00
7:30

8:55
9:00
12:00
12:30
1:30 a.m.
2:00


5:30 a.m.
6:00
6:30
7:00


Monday
CNN Headline News
CNN Headline News
NBC At Sunrise
NBC Today Show
Garfield Christmas
Christmas Special - The Christmas Toy
Christmas Special - Jack Frost Christmas
Christmas Special - Pinocchio's Christmas
Christmas Movie..."It's A Wonderful
Life" (131 min.)
ABC Sports - College Football
Prime Time TV Guide
ABC World News Tonight
Christmas Special - Benji's Very Own
Christmas
Community Bulletin
Monday Night Football
CNN Headline News
Latenight With David Letterman
Nightline
ABC - College Football

Tuesday
CNN Headline News
CNN Headline News
NBC At Sunrise
NBC Today Show


9:00
9:25
9:50
10:15
10:30
11:00
11:05
11:35
noon
12:30
12:40
1:00
2:00
2:58
3:00
3:48
4:00
4:30
5:15
6:00
6:30
6:58
7:00
7:30
8:30
9:25
9:30
10:00
10:30
11:20
11:30
12:30
1:30 a.m.


5:30 a.m.
6:00
6:30
7:00
9:00
9:25
10:30
11:00
11:05
11:35
12:00


Morning Stretch
Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers
Electric Company
CNN Headline Newsbreak
USA Today - TV
Community Bulletin
Classic Concentration
TBA
CNN Headline News
SCN Midday Report
CNN Sports Latenight
Donahue...Controversial Marriages (Mature)
Another World
Prime Time TV Guide
Star Trek
CNN Headline Newsbreak
Encyclopedia
Guiding Light
General Hospital
SCN Evening Report
ABC World News Tonight
Prime Time TV Guide
Jeopardy
Saturday Night With Connie Chung
St. Elsewhere
Community Bulletin
NBC Nightly News
Entertainment Tonight
Hill Street Blues
SCN Late Night Report
NBC Tonight Show
Late Night With David Letterman
Nightline


Wednesday

CNN Headline News
CNN Headline News
NBC At Sunrise
NBC Today Show
Morning Stretch
Sesame Street
USA Today
Community Bulletin
Classic Concentration
Barney Miller
CNN Headline News


Female German shepard. 6 icks nold. hik tan $100 287-
5093l
American cocker spanel black w white tan. 8 mths told.
house broken. shot & acCesoiriLs. AKC $100. 284.6437. .
German shepard poppies, puie breed, no papers. silver &
hieblack. 261A.332, 3
Poodles, 6wksl'd. 3 feridces, I males, white, great Christmas
gift. $125 ca. 284-3976.
Rottweiler puppies CCI' reg 2 I 2 mths i)ld 236-1802.
Panama yellow head parrot ws 2 ceics & cxp papers. $200.
286-4882.
I r c female dogs onie ,lrado)- r iiXCd. I cnckapoo house
hrrIrrt. loves kids. ill Ih, ,s. 2 7 1ilS


t0'T ker SpaircI puppies. 4 female & I male S125. 252-27,56

20 pal aiuarinIum conip ws fish & manyextras. 5125. 22(-3562




Sonr ,ciarnra, SI. 5000. SIS60. Maranti amp mod 1090. 5125
MIarani casentic deck mod 5010 100. 252-2707.
lands 1000SX. 640K double 5 I 4drives.20MRharddric.
color mon tot [pson punicl, table and chair. 284-3731.
Vtndex Headslart comp IBM comp. 512 KRAM. 2-5 I I
tlrk Idrie. ,rdil prrocrmg sofluare S700. 294-4081
IBM H I i ni >,niics I hini for reId october. Gilf strikc.
unt crc ,d. iothcrs ) i4M.-081
si 1 ,1 1'0 *'50} f . C" ,," - 4(696


,g.dv color comp monitor 5175 large 25"coor ITV consc
IIce wd c.imnct S47 284-4079.
S.insi turntable I-RI 40160. $50 Am ' rim under ST 5I60(r) '01
stereo .ihmc:t 550.252-.2707.
.rown 14 I Colo I V. excellent cond. hke new S150) 284-
?'42b
C irinon i i ,nisoreni 514-X1i-S mosie aril |riiiicfli . Suprr 0
c.mer.i 01i 2:' 7-.1192
i)one 1, 1.rnl lhe. I aisselte: eqaCli/i er, rcs rbh. lechnic
recLr'.c. ster..1 siannd $450. 283-6140
SNC iornpa.iible comp. key board., port IBM sofrtarc nC
u-...ilr- I. . 'ih-cal. More 286-6522.
ic'I F ,;cr! ,, ,I ipr amIp speaker plaI Sr 5210 22 4-14
\5 , d:' i r n p, 2 tinri lO dlk dries, '\li *1 ni -


Zeos 25 mhz 80386 w;4 meg, 120 mbt hard disk. Ast Vga.
niemth Vga flat screen. 256-6879.

Portable TV. 12 in. B & W. yd cond S35. 287-1570
Superscope amplifier Tuner S75. I loyds stereo w 4 spk.
5125. Tilefunkin am:fm stereo cabinet S150 252-1194
Il)ual lturnable. exc cond S25 22(6-1562

(rmplete stereo system. quadrtl 4 p-dJu.i 1214 turntable.
llairmon-Kardon model 'N S 1 S 252 2266
Apple lICcomp w, printer. slta.ire & desk 41X). 284.1073

Bcirimax more & accesoric s 1(,.) - sf-.i cjie lo c-irnd
r ing set for 8 S5001 2:2- is)
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1974 BMW, classic coupe, exc cond, w/alpine stereo spks.
$3000. 243-5353/5666.

1978 VW Brazilia, gd eng, needs body work. $450. 282-3416.

1978 CJ-7 Jeep, rebuilt engine, exonerated, must sell. $3000.
287-3340.

1988 Nissan double-cabin diesel pick-up, ac. cassette,
exonerated, like new, must sell. $8000. 287-3340.

1972 Dodge Dart, 6 cyl, 225 engine, gd run, body repair. $500.
220-1860.

AMC Matador. 2 dr, coupe, runs, at, ps, pb. $550 obo. 287-
5380.

1986 Red GTL.2dr.5 spd, am/fm cassette, dark windows, gd
cond. $5500 obo. 284-5047.

1983 Nissan Sentra Station Wagon, lots of rm. great cond,
w!$500 stereo system. $3200. 284-3513.

1981 VW diesel rabbit. $3000. 287-5080.

1988 Nissan Sentra, power windows, door locks, sunroof, exce
cond. Best offer. 284-4167.

1982 AMC Eagle 4 x 4. duty paid, gd cond, low mileage.
$1800 obo. 287-5093.

1987 Toyota Corolla 1.6 SR, ac, Kenwood stereo, alarm. 5
spd, great cond. $5500. 284-3073.

1985 Toyota Cressida GLX, ac, ps, pb, stereo, alarm, exc
cond. 284-3073.

1983 Chevy Malibu SW, ac, am/fm cassette, exc cond. $3100,
287-3641.

1984 Renault Encore, at, ac, am/fm cassette, exc cond. $3895
obo. 284-3692.

1979 Firebird TA, exc cond, new paint job, elect window.
$2800. 246-4848.

1983 Renault Alliance. 5 spd. am/fm cassette, ac. exc cond,
must sell. $2500. 269-3567.

Duty free, 1987 Toyota Corola XL Wagon, ac, stereo, new
tires, beige. 5 spd, dark windows. $6500. 284-6389.

1976 Chevy Nova. $950. 1981 Town car. $8000. 282-
3426/3217.

1975 Audi Fox, int exc cond. am/fm cassette, gd run, has
1990 inspect. $1100 obo. 284-5981.

1988 Chevy Corsica, fully eq. $9500. 287-3288 evenings.
1981 Plymouth Reliant, exc cond, new tires. $1600. 236-1189.

1950 Chevy. needs work. $2500. 1968 Dodge rear end. $250.
284-4998.

1985 Isuzu Trooper, 4 x 4 auto am/fm, standard trans.
$9000/firm. 284-4681.

1981 Olds Diesel. exc cond, ac. am/frm cassette, ps, pb. $3800.
284-4681.
1986 Toyota Corona, gray, ac, 4 dr, 5 spd, am/fm, exc cond.
$6000. 224-4829.

1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass, exc cond. $4000 obo. 284-5421.

1985 Isuzu Trooper II. 4 wd, pb, ps, ac, am/fm stereo
cassette, like new, US specs. 284-3731.

1973 Chevy, 3/4 ton van panel, ps, pb, 3 spd, 350 V-8,
w/94000 orig miles, duty paid. $1800. 252-6246.

1984 Mitsubishi Lancer, 4spd, w/over drive, ac, am/fm radio
cassette, 4 dr, exc cond, tan/brown, no duty paid. $3000. 287-
6887.
1987 Toyota Corolla, all extras, silver, see to appreciate.
$6500 obo. 286-4341.

1984 Ford T-Bird Elan, ac, ps, pb, radio. $5500. 284-3073.

1974Jangar XJ6, not US spec, gd cond, no duty paid. $5000.
286-4683.

1976 VW camper sleeps 5, gd cond, extra access, German
made. 252-5777.

1988 Ford Escort, metallic blue, 4 dr, hutchback, 20000 miles.
$5925. 287-4134.

1979 Buick, 6 cyl, ac, am/fm cassette. $1000. 287-5321.

1979 Pontiac Phoenix, fair cond. $800. 284-5458,

1984 Toyota Landeruiser. 4 cyl, diesel; US specs. 4 spd. low
miles, exc cond, no duty paid. $12200. 252-2276.

1985 Dodge Charger, ac, am/fm cassette, sunroof, 5 spd,
great cond. $5000. 286-3295.

1989 Dodge colt, dependable car day. $900. 284-5791 day.
283-5725 night.

1978 Datsun FIO. has alot of new parts, avail 15 Jan. $1100
ohbo. 287-3535.

1983 T-Bird, ac. at, 302 loaded, am/fm cassette. $4000. 286-
4683.
1979 Oldmobile Cutlass Supreme, low mileage, beautiful
cond. $3000. 286-4882.
1986 Dodge, radio cassette, new tires, 4 cyl. exccond. $4100.
287-3386.

1966 Chevy CIO pick-up, gd cond. $1000 obo. 284-5994.

1974 Mazda pick-up camper shell, ac, am/fm cassette. $1500.
284-5796.

1979 Chevrolet Caprice, w/ac, gd run cond, no duty paid.
$2000. 252-6758.

1984 Nissan Maxima, am specs, low mileage, loaded, ac.
tape, exe cond. avail Jan 31. $5500. 284-3430.

1979 Plymouth Volare, 4 dr, at, pb, ps, engine rebuilt, duty
paid. $2000. 286-3773.

1978 Accord US specs, gd cond. $2000. 286-3876.
1981 Accord, not US specs, loaded tax paid. $3000. 286-3876.

1986 Toyota Corolla SR 1.6. all extras, duty paid $5800. 260-
1782. -

1978 Pontiac Grand Prix. ac, at,. am!fm stereo cassette, tires
less than I yr. $2500. 287-3481

Volvo 740 GLE, leather interior. $19000. 287-3584.

1969 Pontiac Custom Station Wagon, gd cond, run cond.
body needs work. $550 obo. 286-6184.


Spanish speaking maid, live in or out, general housework, gd
w kids, gd refs 253-4370

Spanish speaking experienced sewing lady, satisfaction
guaranteed $20 per day. 253-4370.

Exc das maid, gd housecleaning. spks english, friendly,
dependable. 287-4974.
Bilingual, honest, reliable, hard working maid, great w/kids,
avail now. M-F. 282-3120.

Maid avail, english speaking . housekeeping, ironing. 224-
5173.

Bilingual maid. exc. especially for PCS cleaning of qtrs, 287-
6426.
Best day maid in Panama english speaking, great w/kids,
avail Jan. 284-4535.



40HP Mere. Elect start. control box. steering cables. all new.
:lect equip. $1000. 282-.3338.
14' Jon boat w/trailer. $600. 15 hp outboard motor. $900.
Both $1400. Many access incl. 284-3293.
5 hp boat motor, new, ordered from Sears. Best offer. 287-
6529.
21 ft deep V Hull, 165 1/O Mercruiser, kicker, trailer and
many extras, runs great. $6500. 287-5037.

I hp trolling motor w/deep cell balt, all new. $170. 284-3293.

'Exc Jon boat/trailer, immaculate 25 hp Yamaha motor,
access. 1990 trailer license. $2100. 289-4829.

Paddle boat, 5 persons, new foam & plastic delux hood,
cooler. $780. 286-6428.

1979 VW camper, duty paid, gd wk card, auto, stove, sink,
wat/elect connect, refrig, sip 4. $3500 obo. 282-3184.

14 ft Zodiac inflatable boat M KIIGT. Johnson outboard
w/pedestal, tank, hose. all access. $2500. 260-1439.

16 ft Orlando clipper, 65 hpJohnson, aluminium trailer, must
sell. 252-1268.
"Wind Song" 27 ft Nunter Sailboat, sleeps 5. great
weekender, fast. $18500. 252-6825.




Curtains, 9 x 12 blue carpet, VCR, 19"& 13"colortv'sSansui
rack system. 286-3767.

12 shelf wall unit. $225. Sofa. $525. 12x 15 carpet. $125. Misc
house plants. 284-5981.

Magic chef stove, Whirlpool refrig, 21 cu ft, Whirlpool
washer dryer, avail 30 Dec. All $1500. 223-1475/9855.

5500 btu window ac for tropical maids qtrs, toys, clothes,
other. Negotiable. 284-3430.

Commercial microwave. $200. Hitachi 19" tv color. $200.
282-5280.

Orange, rust and parakeet green huge rugs. $100 ca. Both
perfect cond. 252-6989.

Lawnmower, Sears craftsman w/catcher. $325. 287-3584.

5 pairs It brown priscilla curtains and sheers. $120. 2 pairs
blue floral drapes and sheers. $40. 284-5623.

8 pc black Mahogany bedrm set. $2500. 1 ficus tree. $50. 268-
0621.
Dishwasher, gd shape. $75. 284-5796.

7pc king bedrm set. $450. Deluxe refrig. $900. Dryer. $150. 2
ac's. $100 ea. 252-6758.

2 orientals table lamp, 2 end table and coffee table. $40. 286-
3333.

6 pc bedrm set, hd bd, bed frame, db bed, night stand (2),
chest drawer. $250. 252-6615.

Furniture for sale. Best offer. 252-1167.

18000 btu ac. $295. 12000 btu ac. $195. 6000 btu ac. $150. 252-
2287.

Elect stove, refrig, dryer, washing machine, rugs, I single bed.
252-5777.

Bar w/4 chairs spanish style. $400. Gas bbq w/2 tanks. $100.
252-5442.

Chaise lounge recliner. $175. 12000 btu ac. $120. 12 x 15 rug.
$100. Curtains, rods. Costa Rican cart. $175. 287-3990.

Double bed. $200. Couch, loveseat. $900. Glass dining table 6
ft. $225. Betamax. $250. Microwave. $225. 287-3990.
Whirlpool portable dishwasher w/butcher block top. $250
obo. 286-3441.

Wall to wall carpet w/pad for 4 bedrm tropical. 6 mos old.
$1000 obo. 286-3441.

Washer. $300. Dryer. $90. Child's maple table/chairs. $85.
286-3933.

Must sell solid oak dining rm table and matching china cab.
286-3293.

2 teakwood living rm tables. $75 ca. 2 matching lamps. $125.
Set of dishes. $50. 286-4882.

Dining rm w/6 chairs china. $900. Boy's bed w/cab. $100.
Sofa chair, coffee & 2 end tables. $100. Stereo component.
$600. Freezer. $400. 282-3426.
Graco baby swing. $15. Round coffee table. $15. Turntable
w/ am/fm receiver & spks. $40.Desk. like new. $255. Parrot
stand. $70. 286-6428.
Freezer, large capacity, frost free Philco. $325. 287-4178.

Beautiful dining rm glass round table. 4 chairs, like new.
$750. 224-4829.

12" black & white tv. $50.

Queen bed (brass), girls bedrm set. dresser and more. 286-
4633.

Portable washing machine. $75. 284-3898.

Sofa and loveseat, exc cond. dining set, plants, Itv. dresser,
etc. 286-4341.
Magic chef gas stove. 30". exc cond. 5325 Extractor $30 Gas
Deluxe bbq $85. 252-5792
Two sofas vw tables & lamps. rechliner, king & twin s/
mattresses w box springs & frame 252-2180

Table & 4 chairs. $50. 286-3770)


Rattan (blond) coffee & end table w/glass tops, exc cond.
$185. 284-6670.
Sola bed and loveseat. $500. Exc cond carpets $100. Wall
unit exc. $300. 284-6684.

Bunk beds, gd cond. $300. Meat slicer, exc cond. $30. Floor
lamp. $10. 287-6072
Wurlitzer piano. $2600. Girl's bedrm set. $650. Sears jungle
gym set. $75. Plants. 287-5080.

1988 GE 23.5 side by side refrig. $975. 286-6381.

Oval & rectangle shaped patio tables formica & metal
support legs, $50, 286-4421.

2 large carp, rm sz, blue/rose. $75 ca. 287-5093.

Living rm set, 2 pc. $275. Am/fm cassette stereo. $100. Rm
divider. $100. 287-4774.
Spanish style pink sofa. $300. Matching chair. $150. 252-
6425.

Blue rocker recliner, carpets, vacuum, assorted decorative
items. 286-3834.

Queen sz bedrm set. $695. Ac 220 volt, 18000 btu. $40. 50 ft
fence. $25. 282-5280.

Sofa and loveseat, exc cond, like new. $750. 284-4167.

New, beautiful dining rm set, table w/2 leaves/6 chairs, large
unique hutch. $1800 obo. 286-3373 after 6 pm.
Stand up freezer. 286-6522.

Bookcase, living rm furniture, waterbed, carpet. 282-4286.

Carpet, drapes, misc. 252-5137.

Teak Entertainment Center 6 x 7 ft. $875. Teak dining rm set
w/china cab. 8 chairs. $2950. 252-6825.

Ceiling fans. $75-$135. 287-3584.

Rose color recliner, new. $200. French shaggy beige wool rug,
6 x 8. $200. 23-1475/9855.

Tropical curtains set. beige/brown. $200 obo. 287-5093.

Magic chef gas range, like new. $400. 223-1475/9855.

Carpets & padding, 3 mos old. 2, 12 x 15 ft. $200 ea. 1, 9 x 12
ft. $120. Asst'd blinds & more. 284-5623.


Short haired poodle named Coakley. 285-4407.




Sofa, waterbed, other items. 236-1189.

Dryer needs belt,b/o. Small animal carrier. $15. Ceramic
greenware. 284-4998.

Computer desk w/ hutch. $120. Mens bike. $60. Sofa back
table. $50. 284-4079.
Teak grandfather clock, teak roll top desk, tea cart, dinette
set, rugs, pictures, bookcase, more. 284-3731.

Kenmore frezzer, new. $360. Microwave. $180. Weight set
180 lb w/ bench. $120. Rugs dark green (12 x 14) $85.
Bookcase. $95. New high chair. $50. 287-6887.

6 padded dining chairs. $20. Plastic divider for campershell.
$10. 252-1194.

Bandsaw/Sander, 12"Craftman/Sears floor model, like new.
252-6845.

Boys 6" bike. $25. Ladies 3-speed 26" bike. $50. 286-6337.

Table top stereo w/ speakers. $40. "Boom" box. $10. Mens
med clothing ladies size 8. 284-3898. ,

Honda electric guitar & a/m amp. $350. Kimball organ. $650.
252-2492.

Beige carpet, 9 x 6. $50. blue print carpet, 8 x I11. $75. 3 sets
tropical curtains. $45. 286-3625 avail Jan 90.

Hamsters cage w/ accessories and light up make-up mirror
w/ double sides. $20-15/obo. 287-5037.

Patio table w/ chair & cushions. $125. Desk. $35. Riccar
sewing machine w/ cabinet. $200. 287-4621.

Lawn mower. $125. 4 drawer maple chest. $150. JC Penny,
microwave. $175. 287-4621.


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Freezer, $300, Microwave. $185. Commodor comp.disk
drive, color monitor, Epson NLQ Printer $550 287-3641.


TV Sony, color 19in, wood grain finish. $125. 261-6037.


1988 4 vol Scott stamp catalogues, original cost. $80. Mint
condition. $30. 252-6615.

Weight bench & barbells. $100. VCR. $150. 286-3295after 5
pm.

Cosco infant car seaticarrier, like new. $20. Sears electric
typewriter. $30. 287-3774.

Stroller in gd cond. I set suit case in gd cond, double bed
frame. 286-3792.

Health supplements for the beginner to the serious athlete, all
natural. 285-4190 after 4:30 pm.

Parrot stand-iron. $70. Antique medicine cabinet-lg cherry
wood. $100. 3 rolls insulation. $60. 286-6428.

Baby crib valued at $200 sell for $75. 284-5693 nites &
weekends.

Swing set w/ slide, 2 swings, 2 seat swing. $50. 285-5693 nites
& weekends.

RAT cayuco paddles, 6 used but not abused. $7 ea. 242-5405.

Surfboard, bag & leash. $200. 243-5405.

Brown carpet 9 x 12. $50. 8,000 btu a/c. $ 100. Set 83-85, 2/28
center caps for wheels. $25. 283-4247.

1981 Ford Mustang, 4-cyl gd cond, auto, US spec, mech
sound. Other items. $2500/obo. 286-6184.

Homelite generator 8 hp portable 4200 amp capacity 110 &
220 V. Like new. $565. 286-4421.

Sports rowing machine. $60. 252-2884.

Fish tank 20 gal w/ 3 fishes & accessories. $60. 287-6529.

Barbie dream house w/ furniture. $80. 252-1257.

12 yrds upholstery material green gd quality. $60. 282-3126.

Plath Sextant collectors item I of 300 made from Nazi
submarines, exec cond. $5000. 261-3325.

Boys italian bedroom set. $400. 2 fans 22". $20 ea. Baby
carrier. 286-3484.

Stereo tuner/amp, speakers, ladies, shoes size 3, rock
records, dishwasher. $50. 252-2042.


Motoroxies A^^^


Yamaha YZ 80 great cond .Like new off road bike. $800
o/bo. 287-6743.

Yamaha SR 185 1987 like new, very lowmiles, nodutypd. $
800. 289-4052.
81 Suzuki RM250, air cooled. $650. 256-6879.




6230 Boqueron St. Los Rios. Sat. 8-12.
943B La Boca. Sat. 8-12.



Seamstress to sew cushions for rattan furniture. 286-4776.

Will pay cash for lionel or American flyer electric train. 282-
3407 after 7 pm.

Maid mon thru fri, live in, non eng, gd w/ kids. 287-3792.

Exp/resp live in maid, common sense a must.care for 4 yr old,
clean & cook, gd salary. 264-6220.

White or black female Pechapoo puppie, reasonable price.
261-1670.

Small country & western group (3 max) or disco for private
party. 252-6425 after 5 pm.

8 ft ladder, 5 gal glass bottle (carboy), rocking chair. 252-
2042.

Van in gd cond. $3000-$7000. 252-5585 after 4:30 pm.
Stamps worldwide all cond. 282-4696.
House/apt to rent or watch in the Canal Zqne. Before 6 pm
call 287-3704, after 6 pm 252-5408 ask for Rob.
Reliable dependable housekeeper needs day work, cooks.
babysits, ref avail. 252-1194.


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S4 Tropic Times
24 Dec. 22, 1989


Members of OAS condemn U.S. for intervening


WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Organization' of American States
Thursday session ended five minutes
after it opened, as representatives
divided on the wording of a
resolution to condemn the U.S.
military intervention in Panama.
OAS Chairman Angus Albert
Khan of Trinidad and Tobago said
he had been approached by several
delegations asking for more time
before beginning debate on a
resolution submitted Wednesday by
Nicaragua. He did not say when the
session would resume.
Nicaragua's leftist government
called the emergency session to
introduce the resolution calling on
members to condemn the use of force
and demand the immediate
withdrawal of American troops. As
written, the measure could be
interpreted to include the more than
10,000 U.S. soldiers permanently
based in Panama.
The members held firm to OAS
'procedures Wednesday and put off
debate on that resolution for 24
hours. They also used established
procedures to rebuff a request by the
U.S.-recognized government of
Guillermo Endara in Panama to
accept a new representative.
Instead, Panama is represented
by Jose Maria Cabrera, who decried
"the brutal and criminal aggression"
against his homeland and de facto
ruler Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.


United States on drug trafficking
charges but eluded capture when
troops stormed into Panama City.
The Caribbean members said they
did not have enough time to consult
their governments on an appropriate
response.
"It's even more fragmented than
that," U.S. ambassador Luigi
Einaudi said after the session. He
declined to comment further, saying
only that the United States
"obviously won't except condemnation."
The OAS has not been asked to


decide which government it
recognizes in Panama. The United
States announced Wednesday that
Endara was sworn into office hours
after the first troops arrived. He was
elected in May in balloting later
nullified by Noriega.
During the Wednesday evening
session, member nations long
considered U.S. allies read
statements condemning the assault
on Panama. The criticism came from
Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala,
Haiti and Costa Rica.


Traditional U.S. allies, in speech
after speech Wednesday, spoke out
against the use of force in the region. ,
But the agreement stopped there.
OAS sources, speaking Thursday '
on the condition of anonymity, said
at least two other resolutions were PANAMA'S PRESIDENT -- Newly installed Panama President Guillermo Enr
being prepared by the Latin first vice-president Ricardo Arias Calderon,-left, and second vice-president
countries. The sources said the new addressed the nation, calling on public forces to "define their loyalty to thepeop
drafts would include a condemnation functions under the legitimate civilian authority. (photo by MSgt. Mike Zim,
of Noriega, who is wanted in the I

U.S. uses force to restore democracy


(Continued from p. 1)
check for."
The president said he doesn't
believe Noriega has enough support
left in the Panamanian Defense
Forces to mount a guerrilla offensive.
Bush also quipped that he doesn't
believe Noriega has the nature to be a
guerrilla leader. "He hasn't been in
the jungle in a long time," he said.
Asked if he were frustrated that
Noriega had not yet been captured,
Bush said, "I've been frustrated that
he's been in power so long (six years),
extraordinarily frustrated."
The president said, "The good
news, though is that the
government's beginning to function
and the man (Noriega) controls no
forces and he's out."
"He no longer commands the
instruments of government or the
forces of repression that he's used for
so long to brutalize the Panamanian
people," Bush said.
But yes, Bush conceded, "There is
a certain level of frustration (that
Noriega remained at large)."
Asked if the military operation in
Panama, 24,000-troops strong, was
opened ended, the president replied:
"It's open ended as far as going after
Noriega. As long as it takes."
U.S. authorities said troops met
sporadic resistance from Noriega
loyalists Thursday, but that he major
offensive is over and that some


troops may be home within weeks.
The normal U.S. military force in
Panama is about 12,000.

Pentagon officials have said that
they thought they knew where
Noriega would be when the military
operation began Wednesday. But
when troops arrived, he was gone.

"Intelligence is imperfect," said
Bush, a former director of the CIA.
"Sometimes it's certain, counting
numbers. (But) intentions of a person
to be someplace, to move? Very
difficult."


"I've been frustrated that
he's been in power so long,
extraordinarily frustrated."
President Bush

The president said he was
"gratified" by the "precision and
effectiveness" of the American'
fighting forces in. Panama and said
they had demonstrated "the highest
standards of courage and
excellence."
U.S. authorities say they believe
Noriega remains in Panama, possibly
moving from "safe house" to "safe
house" or hiding out in some remote
or even downtown Panama location.
U.S. troops have been posted at
the Nicaraguan and Cuban
embassies in Panama in case he tried


to slip in.
Bush said reaction to the invasion
has been generally favorable,
particularly from Congress and the
public. Foreign reaction, though, has
been mixed and Peru withdrew from
a drug summit next year because of
it.
Bush, who spoke with Endara late


"We see abusive practices have not
been forgotten and we do not accept
it. We protest it," said Peruvian
ambassador Edmundo Haya de la
Torre. "This does not mean we
support General Manuel Antonio
Noriega."
Defense for the U.S. assault came
from El Salvador, which said the
U.S. action supported the freely
elected government. Backing also
came from Canada, which holds
observer status until it becomes a
member next year.


ndara swears in. Endara is flanked by
Guillermo Ford. President Endara
le" and return to perform their lawful
merman)


in Panama
Wednesday, said his is anxious to
help Panama rebuild. "We are
convinced that when you open
economic channels the quality of life
will improve for all," the president
said.
"I think we will feel obligated to
try to help in every way possible," he
said.


Bus schedule set for commissary


QUARRY HEIGHTS (US-
SOUTHCOM PAO) - All Panama
District Commissaries will be open
beginning today. While this
command is at PML Echo, only
military vehicles (e.g. TMP, tactical,
vehicles with military license plates,
etc.) can go to the commissaries. A
shuttle bus will be available for
personnel on military installations.
The following shuttle bus schedule
will be followed starting 9 a.m.
today.

Bus No. 1
From Fort Clayton (Valent Rec.
Center), every hour on the hour.
From Corozal (Main PX parking
lot) every hour on the quarter hour.
From Albrook AFS (Shoppette/-
swimming pool parking lot), every
half hour on the half hour.
Bus No. 2
From Quarry Heights (Officers'
Club parking lot), every hour on the
hour.
From Amador (Golf Course


parking lot), every hour on the half
hour.
Bus No. 1 and 2
Go to the Corozal Commissary.
Bus No. 3
From Fort Sherman, Shimmy
Beach parking lot.
Bus No. 4
From Fort Davis (PX parking lot)
Bridge in Green Area/ gas-station.
Buses No. 3 and 4
Go to the Fort Espinar
Commissary
Bus No. 5

From Rodman (Marine Corps
Exchange parking lot), every hour on
the hour.
From Farfan (Four Seasons Store),
every hour on the quarter hour.
From Cocoli (at the PX), every
hour on the half hour.
Bus No. 5
Goes to Howard AFB Commissary.


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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum he Tropic Times Vol.11, No. 47 Quarry Heights, Republic of Panama Dec. 22, 1989 U.S. restores democracy in Panama WAS H IN G TON (U PI) -bodies of the 21 American soldiers U.S. authorities said troops met to turn him in, that's a million bucks President Bush, acknowledging "a killed in the offensive, the biggest sporadic resistance from Noriega that I would be very happy to sign the certain level of frustration" that a since the Vietnam War, were loyalists Thursday, but that the (Continued onp.24) chief goal had not yet been achieved, returned to Dover Air Force Base in major offensive is over and that some said Thursday U.S. forces in Panama Dover, Del. The Pentagon said troops may be home within weeks. will have "as long it takes" to capture another 208 were wounded and four The normal U.S. military force in U.S. M mo y Gen. Manuel Noriega. were missing. Panama is about 12,000. or ettingNoriega "The good news: He's out of "My heart goes out to the families Pentagon officials have said that f power. The bad news: He has not yet of those who have died in Panama, the chief objectives of the military WASHINGTON (U.S. Departbeen brought to justice," Bush told a those who have been wounded," operation, however, remained ment of Justice) -The United news conference where he offered an Bush said. "Military casualties are a unmet: the capture of Noriega, States is prepared to pay an award overall upbeat assessment of the U.S. burden which a nation must endure wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking of up to $1 million dollars for invasion of the Central American -but which we can never accept." charges, and the removal of Noriegainformation directly leading to the nation. Asked if the military offensive was inspired violence or threats against apprehension and arrest of Bush said that a democratic worth it, Bush said, "Yes it has been American citizens. General Manuel Noriega by the government has been restored in worth it." He noted that the Since the U.S. invasion began United States. The Secretary of Panama and that it "is taking charge" Pentagon told him "there's no way shortly past midnight Wednesday, an State and Attorney General of the under the leadership of Guillermo you can do an operation this large undetermined number of Americans United States shall have the sole Endara, who won a national election strong, was opened ended, the have been taken from hotel rooms by discretion to detemine eligibility last spring that Noriega subsequently president replied; "It's open ended as Noriega troops, and then generally for, and the amount of, any award. voided. far as going after Noriega. As long as released. The United States shall provide As the president spoke, the first it takes." "We are trying to find out where all appropriate confidentiality to the of them are," Lt. Gen. Tom Kelly, identity of informants and operations chief for the Joint Chiefs ultimate recipients of any award. of Staff, told reporters earlier No award shall be paid for Thursday in a briefing at the information which comes from Pentagon. United States government Pentagon spokesman Pete officials and employees. Persons Williams said there had been about a in Panama having information dozen reports of missing Americans, should call 282-4544/4272. and three cases were actively being pursued. He said he could not EE.UU paga dinero estimate how many Americans might por haliar a Noriega be involved. "The primary mission for the WASHINGTON (Departamenforces moving into Panama City to de Justicia) -Los Estados today is to find and protect American Unidos estii preparado a pagar lives," Kelly said. una recompensa de hasta un Bush, asked about reports of mill6n de d6lares por informacion American being held, "I'm looking que Ileve directamente a la captura for help on that. We don't have a y arresto del General Manauel count. If there are lot of them. We Antonio Noriega de parte de los don't know about it." EE.UU. El Secretario de Estado y The administration Wednesday el Procurador Genral de los offered a record $1 million reward for EE.UU. ejercitarin el criterio the capture of Noriega, and unico de determinar la elegibilidad Thursday, set up a "hotline" para recibir, y la cantidad, de telephone number in the United cualquier recompensa. Los States for tips, (202) 633-1000. EE.UU. practicarin la reserva Bush said Noriega's "picture will adecuada para con la identidad de be in every post office in town. los informantes y los que Panamanians watch as a neighborhoodbordering 4th ofJuly A venue, near the That's the way it works. He's a finalmente reciban aIguna Comandancia, burns. There were reports the fire was started by the PDF to fugitive drug dealer." recompensa. No se pagari halt the advance of American forces. Additional photos of Thursday's events "If (the bounty) helps, if there's recompensa a ningun oficial o appear on p.16 (U.S. Army photo by Spec. PaulL. Sweeney) some incentive for some Panamanian empleado del gobierno de EE.UU. (Personas en Panami quienes Nation honr i dtengan informaci6n deben llamar Nation on r1 ea eriemal 282-4544 6 a 282-4272. Personas en los EE.UU. con informaci6n deben Ilamar al DOVER AIR 'FORCE BASE, Paitilla airfield Wednesday as part of first time we have been called to the 202-633-1000.) Del. (UPI) -The bodies of 18 U.S. the U.S. assault intended to oust altar of honor with grieving hearts, servicemen killed in the invasion of Panamanian Gen. Manuel Noriega nor will it be the last." Panama arrived to a hero's welcome from power. The four were identified as Navy Thursday at the military's largest The four bodies were flown to Lt. j.g. John Patrick Connors, 25, of QUARRY HEIGHTS (SOUTHmortuary, the first remains from the Dover from Kelly Air Force Base in Arlington, Mass.; Chief Petty Officer COM PAO) -The Panama Canal assault returned for burial. Texas, where the sailors were Donald Lewis McFaul, 32, of San resumed daylight transit service Fourteen soldiers, including 13 declared dead. Diego, Calif.; Petty Officer First Thursday with the transit of 11 Army troops and one Marine, AttheDoverbase,NavySecretary Class Christopher Tilghman, 30, of vessels. A similar daylight arrived at Dover at midnight EST Lawrence Garrett III presided over a Kailua, Hawaii; and Torpedoman schedule is planned for today. It is aboard a C-5 transport plane from brief planeside ceremony, saying the 2nd Class Isaac George Rodriguez anticipated that the canal will Howard Air Force Base in Panama. four men would take their places in III, 24, of Missouri City, Texas. return to normal transit schedules Secretary of the Army Michael P.W. history as heroes. An honor gurd "They led the attack on Paitilla within a few days. The canal and Stone, representing the president and stood at attention as the bodies were airfield," said Lt. Mark Walker, a its facilities are, and are expected secretary of defense, was at Dover for unloaded from a C-141 transport Navy spokesman at Dover, to remain, safe and secure. a receiving ceremony. plane in a bitter chill. describing the SEALs' role in the The names of the soldiers were not "Far from the smoke and clatter of Panamanian assault and referring to PAI Echo excqpfion immediately available. battle, four brave men mourned here the field where Noriega kept his QUARRY HEIGHTS (USEarlier Thursday, the bodies of today now rest in the quiet arms of a private plane. SO U T H CO M PA O) -As four Navy SEALs who lost their lives grateful nation and a loving God," The bodies will be formally an exception to PML Echo in "Operation Just Cause" in Garrett said. identified in autopsies, and each will restrictions, military personnel Panama were flown to Dover. "At the bugle's last call, it has be dressed in full military uniform may travel to and from work Navy officials said the four were always been the heavy burden of the and returned to their respective between the hours 7 a.m. and 6 among a group of SEALs, Navy families and loved ones to bear hometowns for burial, said Lt. p.m. Travel is restricted to the fiy'hters trained in covert sea, air and witness to the price of liberty and The r e s a S c h a lo c k, a b as e designated blue routes. land operations, who led an attack on freedom," he said. "This is not lte spokeswoman.

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2 Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 Troops secure strategic points; search for Noriega by John Otis Thursday morning, according to an afternoon. Endara, who had rumors, with Noriega reported to be account by a Reuters photographer. apparently won a May election in three different countries and 12 PANAMA CITY, Panama (UPI) In Washington, President Bush Noriega annulled, was sworn into different locations within Panama. -U.S. assault troops occupied said he was satisfied with the military office minutes before the invasion Residents said U.S. troops ordered strategic points of the capital action to oust Noriega but admitted began shortly after midnight hundreds of neighbors to leave Los Thursday, routing pockets of he was frustrated the Panamanian Wednesday. Andes section of the capital, giving resistance and vigorously pressing strongman, wanted in the United In his first acts as president, no reason for the evacuation but the search for Panamanian States on drug charges, had slipped Endara declared a dusk-to-dawn igniting rumors that Noriega might strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio through the net set by 24,000 U.S. curfew to curb looting and appealed be hiding in the area. Noriega, who went into hiding with a troops involved in the operation that for the return of Panamanian exiles In Paris, Panamanian Justice and $1 million bounty on his head. began in the early hours of and for Noriega loyalists in the Interior Minister Renato Pereira said U.S. soldiers and vehicles took up Wednesday. military to "show they can support Thursday Noriega still is in Panama positions around the Cuban, The United States has offered a $1 our democracy." and "he is very safe." Nicaraguan and Libyan embassies, million reward for the capture of He announced that the Panama The Pentagon reported that 1,500 witnesses and sources inside the Noriega, who thanked his supporters Canal,jointly run by Panama and the PDF members had been captured in diplomatic missions said. The Cuban in a 52-second radio broadcast United States, had been reopened the operation, which began and Nicaraguan embassies denied Wednesday night on National Radio. and said he asked Bush by telephone Wednesday when U.S. troops sent rumors they had granted Noriega U.S. troops blew up the station's to send food and medicine for helicopters, thousands of troops and refuge and Libyan authorities could transmission tower shortly after his Panamanians displaced or wounded tanks to attack PDF strongholds, but not be reached for comment. brief speech. in the U.S. invasion. Bush said in pockets of Noriega loyalists still Nicaragua retaliated by U.S. military sources told pool Washington he will provide the aid. remained entrenched and witnesses surrounding the U.S. Embassy in reporters that U.S. troops may have Endara said in an interview on reported sporadic sniper fire Managua in a standoff that became missed Noriega by minutes in the first ABC-TV's "Nightline" that he and throughout the day. increasingly tense as the day wore on. hours of the invasion Wednesday the United States had set a oneOfficials said U.S. Ranger troops America's most extensive foreign when they broke into one of his month target date for the removal of fought off several attacks Thursday military action since Vietnam also houses and found cigarettes U.S. troops from Panama and said as they sorted through a major cache continued to take its toll on smouldering in ashtrays. he was busy establishing a loyal of weapons found when they American and Panamanian lives, "The cigarettes were still smoking police and military force to support captured an airbase used by with the Pentagon reporting 21 U.S. in the ashtray and the women left his government after the troops Noriega's military forces in Rio servicemen killed, along with an their purses, which no woman would leave. Hato. American w o m an civilian ever usually do," said a soldier "We are right now putting a target The United States Thursday took schoolteacher, and 208 wounded. familiar with the dwelling, called the date of one month," he said. control of the national assembly Over 100 Panamanian civilians and "Witch House" because of black Despite assurances by the building, demolished Noriega's 58 members of the Panamanian magic paraphernalia found on the Pentagon that the situation was former headquarters and took Defense Forces have also been scene. under control, Panama City was control of other key points in the city. reported killed. Lt. Gen. Tom Kelly in Washington beset by confusion and looting was Kelly said at his Pentagon briefing A U.S. newsman was missing in told reporters most of Panama City rampant, with thousands breaking that U.S. forces were checking the capital and a photographer for a was secure, giving U.S.-installed store windows and carting off goods, reports about the safety of U.S. Spanish newspaper was reported President Guillermo Endara a taking time only to wave at passing citizens either held by pro-Noriega killed by gunfire from U.S. troops chance to be formally inaugurated in U.S. troops and duck stray bullets. loyalists or who felt they were outside of the Marriott Hotel the Legislative Palace Thursday The capital city was awash with still be held. Deployed soldiers will be spending Christmas in Panama by Thomas Ferraro "My heart goes out to the families worth it, Bush said, "Every human unmet: the capture of Noriega, of those who have died in Panama, life is precious, but I have to answer, wanted on U.S. drug-trafficking W A S H IN G T O N (U P I) -those who have been wounded," yes, it has been worth it." charges, and the elimination of American combat troops will spend Bush said. Two chief objectives of the military Noriega-inspired violence or threats Christmas in Panama -restoring civil Asked if the military offensive was operation, however, remained against U.S. citizens. order, backing a new democratic government, protecting U.S. citizens Anxious soldiers relatives fear 'ring of phone and searching for Gen. Manuel Noriega. by United Press International captain in command of Company B to use military force and was certain "I won't be satisfied until we see in the 82nd Airborne Division out of his son would have felt the same way. him come to justice," President Bush The wives and mothers and sons Fort Bragg, N.C., -had been in "I think (the decision) was said. and brothers of American combat. excellent, and I think if Gary were Asked by reporters how long he is servicemen involved in the U.S. "I think it was a just cause," she here, he'd say it should have been willing to maintain a full-scale attack on Panama hoped and prayed said. "President Bush wouldn't send done earlier," said Albert Isaak, a pursuit, Bush put it bluntly: "As long as they sat by the telephone and soldiers down there if it wasn't ajust biology professor from Greenville, as it takes." television in a nervous wait for news cause. My husband was smiling as he S.C. "He and the Marines were ready Speaking at a news conference about their loved ones. left to go. He said, 'I'll see you later, to go in. That's what they were Thursday, Bush gave an overall "My son is 20 months old," said honey."' trained for." upbeat assessment of the U.S. Debbie Phelps, whose soldierShe said other wives of servicemen The sister of Army Cpl. Ivan invasion into the Central American husband was "somewhere" in were "sticking together" and Perez, 22, of Pawtucket, R.I., said his nation, the biggest military offensive Panama. "Everytime he hears a "praying." family had mailed him several since the Vietnam War. doorbell ring or a dog barking, he Carol Fullerton of Valentine, Christmas cards recently, including "The good news: He's out of yells, 'Daddy, daddy,' and it breaks Neb., said she had prepared herself one card mailed Tuesday with power," said Bush, who arranged to my heart." for the day her 19-year-old son, military drawings from his brother depart Washington Friday for a America's most extensive military Marine PFC Scott Fullerton, could Miguel, age 10. holiday weekend at Camp David, action on foreign soil since Vietnam go to war. But she was not prepared Adriana Perez, 24, said her Md. "He no longer commands the left at least 21 U.S. military personnel to deal with the uncertainty that brother, a four-year veteran, could instruments of government or the and one American female civilian accompanies battle, not knowing have left the service with an forces of repression." dead, four soldiers missing and 208 whether her son may have been one honorable discharge last year after Bush said that a democratic soldiers wounded, the Pentagon of.those injured or killed. losing sight in one eye. government has been restored and announced in Washington. "When he enlisted, I knew "He wanted to keep going," she that it "is taking charge" under the PFC Mark Price, 22, of Conover, something like this could happen. said. "We told him to get out, he had leadership of Guillermo Endara, who Wis., was one of the soldiers killed. But the mother part of me, you know, a chance. He really enjoyed being appeared to win national election last His mother, Diane, said Thursday wondering about your son," she said, there. Ever since he was a little kid, he spring that Noriega subsequently she was notified by telephone by the waiting for news about her boy. wanted to be a soldier." voided. Army. The father of Marine Cpl. Garreth Perez criticized the invasion, As the president spoke, the first "I'm not angry," she said quietly. Isaak, one of the American calling it "stupid." bodies of U.S. soldiers killed in the "I'm just numb." servicemen killed in the assault "My father is very, very angry," she offensive were returned to Dover Air Debbie Phelps, 27, said it was the Wednesday, said Wednesday he said. "We don't know how we feel Force Base in Dover, Del. first time her husband Steven -a supported President Bush's decision right now." Commander-in-Chief .Gen. Maxwell R. Thurman Assistant NCOIC ..SFC Richard A. Czizik This authorized unofficial command information publication Director, Public Affairs .Col. Ronald T. Sconyers Editorial Staff ...Sgt. Monique Chere is for U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The Tropic Times is Executive Editor/NCOIC .SMSgt. Harold J. Lee Spec. Anthony Craft published in conjunction with the Armed Forces Information Managing Editor .Colin Hale Spec. John Hall Program ofthe Department of Defense, under the supervision of PFC Megra Johnson the director of Public Affairs, U.S. Southern Command. Composing Room .Rosemary Chong Contents of the Tropic Times are not necessarily the official view Carolyn Coffey of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Mary Munoz Southern Command. The address is: APO Miami, 34002, the T ro p ic T im es Tina McBride Albrook Post Office. Telephone 285-6612. Josefina Diez J.

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 3 Maintenance company: one of a kind in region by Spec. Daniel L. Bean propelled grenade. Barely 10 minutes difficult, but it doesn't change the sections and inspects equipment after the vehicle was recovered, sections ability to function. throughout the servicing process. FORT CLAYTON (USARSO aggressors attacked the compound's "The main difference is that we're If the shop office is notified of a PAO) -Most soldiers in the field front and rear gates. in the open and don't have protection disabled vehicle, it tasks the vehicle don't cap off a guard shift by After repelling the enemy attack, against the weather," said Sgt. recovery section. They transport it to changing a computer's disk drive. the unit processed their "prisoners of B a r b a r a A Jo n e s, acting the repair site, regardless of the But when it's Company B, 193rd war" under the watchful eyes of the noncommissioned officer-in-charge terrain or vehicle. Support Battalion, it can happen. evaluators. During an ARTEP of the motor pool. "It's hard, but we Military vehicles that cannot be The maintenance company everything is graded. do it." repaired by the owning unit are conducted an Army Readiness While enduring these training The company is divided into six serviced by the repair section. Training and Evaluation Program challenges, the sections continued to sections: the shop office, vehicle Vehicles range from jeeps to 20-ton (ARTEP) early this month. Unlike work on equipment they received recovery, vehicle repair, communicatractor trailers. most field training, the operation before and during the exercise. tions and electronics, armaments, Another section is the communicaintegrated the unit's real-world "We brought our work with us to and the central warehouse. Each one tions and electronics section, which support mission into the scenario. work on back orders," said CWO2 represents a piece of the maintenance maintains military communication "Being in the field doesn't change Jose G. Huertanunez, maintenance picture. systems, as well as tactical and office our mission," said 1st. Sgt. Phillip A. technician for the communications The sections are networked computers. Owens. "We provide the same and electronics section. "We have the together by the shop office -the The armaments section services support in the field as we do in test and repair equipment needed to "nerve center.". It handles all small and medium weapons. They garrison." While continuing their complete our mission." Being in new incoming requests and supplies. The handle everything from 9mm pistols support mission, they received new terrain might make things The shop office supervises all to 105mm howitzers. valuable training and data. The central warehouse stores and "The ARTEP gives us a chance to distributes parts for the repair to evaluate our strengths and sections. weaknesses in individual and group Functioning in the field is tasks, such as perimeter defense, important to any unit, but it's crucial noise and light discipline, accounting to Company B and the units it for sensitive items and our regular services. (maintenance) mission," Capt. IanP"The effective operation of our Erickson, company commander company is important to the units we said. "We can take the results and support. If we don't get their focus our training in the direction we equipment back on time, it can need to go." hinder their mission performance," The company supports U.S. Army Owens said. South and its augmentees, according to 1st. Lt. Charles Hines, ,.kIn addition, Owens said, "For a few days, we get to evaluate our maintenance section officer-intactical and maintenance skills. We charge. It's the only support unit of see how well we perform both its kind in the region. missions simultaneously. We'find the While sections prepared for their areas we need to improve and tailor missions, the company faced various our training accordingly. Therefore, tactical scenarios presented by the we'll be able to support units better." evaluation team. So if your computer comes back For example, en route to the field SSgt. Solomon Williams, Company B, 193rdSupport Battalion, shakes down from being serviced with camouflage site, the recovery section was a captured aggessor under a guard's watchful eye. The company was attacked fingerprints on it, don't worry. It's dispatched to retrieve a company during their AR TEP Dec. 5-9. Williams is a quality assurance inspectorfor the only Company B doing its mission vehicle that was struck by a rocket maintenance section's shop office. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. DanielL. Bean) whenever and wherever needed. 79th Army Band bows to appreciative audiences during Fuerzas Unidas 89-Peru story and photo up and moved across the street to the by 'Spec. Bob Blocher reception hall, where they played from 5-7 p.m. By 9 p.m., the Latin LIMA, Peru (USARSO PAO) -Combo set up a third show while The 79th Army Band recently took other band members tore down the center stage at Peru's 18th last set. The combo played until Mechanized Division headquarters, midnight and returned at 2 a.m. Fort Rimac. While Peruvian troops With the band's hectic schedule, shouted for more music, the post it's hard to squeeze in time for commander presented band rehearsal. However, practice was members a medal of appreciation for imperative because of several new their performance. band members. They showed no hint of the hurdles "We recently lost half our brass they had overcome. That's the mark section and three members of our of professionals. Latin Combo -including the The band usually travels as the drummer," Kowall said. "Without a main attraction. However, this tour drummer, we don't have a combo." the band travelled as part of the U.S.To Kowall's relief, the new drummer, Peruvian exercise Fuerzas Unidas Sgt. James Angel, picked up the beat 89-Peru, and therefore was limited to in only two rehearsals. Angel's 21 people. Because of the limitation, performance was crucial: He was the their road crew had to sit out the trip. Stage Band, Latin Combo and Jazz Without the road crew, band Combo drummer. members spent 90 minutes before "We're improvising as we go," and after performances moving four Kowall said. However, no one in the tons of equipment into place. audience could tell. Band members "It takes a five-ton truck to haul it performed like they'd been playing all around," said SSgt. James together for years. Kowall, assistant operations The reason was simple noncommissioned officer. However, professionalism. Most band spending three hours setting up and members are career soldiers who breaking down equipment for a oneplan to spend 20 years as Army Sgt. James Angel lays down a beat for thousands offans during the 79thArmy hour concert was no laughing matter. musicians. Band's recent concert at Peru's 18th Mechanized Division headquarters, Fort The schedule was frantic. SSgt. Andrew Lanke is a prime Rimac. For example, the band had three example. After smashing his first career of his musical talent. "After can't possibly play for everyone who commitments Dec. 7: the exercise clarinet in a fit of rage at age 11, two years, I hated it. I wanted to get wants to hear them, but they try. closing ceremony, a reception Lanke became a serious student. At out." Within 12 hours of landing at afterward and a party at the Army 15, he also took up the saxophone. Thirteen years later, Kowall Howard AFB after the exercise, the Chief of Mission's quarters. "I joined the Army because I played for 100,000 cheering fans in band headed to Guatemala for a They headed for the 3 p.m. wanted to play professionally and see Cochabamba, Bolivia. His five years three-day tour. Upon return, they ceremony at noon, but their the world," Lanke said. With 10 with the 79th Army Band have been had one day to learn the music for the transportation was late. One of two years of service under his belt, Lanke tad bee da tm eant scheduled buses finally showed at hopes to become a warrant officer the best of his career because the Dec. 13 Christmas Concert. 1:30,pop of Latin America really Three days and three shows later 1:30, s o ty o to th e e y as appreciate us. they were finally off for their began --no time to tune up. Kowall is another example. He Yet popularity is a io-edged Christmas breakbrief pa use before Alit, the ceremony they packed also joined the Arm\ t' make a sword. Band mCmbers knov, thei the' hi the : ad am m0

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4 Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 Panther simulates real-world situations story and photo by underlying civil problems, according fail." guerillas dodged government patrols Spec. Bob Blocher to Maj. Fred Rodriguez from Panther simulates shifts in public while destroying bridges, threating Exercise Support Group, Deputy support for the government. When government officials and disrupting the LIMA, Peru (USARSO PAO) -Chief of Staff-Operations, U.S. players perform civic action and normal lives of civilian personnel. When A U.S.-Peruvian exercise recently Army South. humanitarian efforts, Panther the odds were favorable, guerillas would unveiled a computer battle"Latin American .rewards them with simulated let a patrol stumble into their position. simulation program to train leaders historically try to fight erontries intelligence about guerilla plans, spring and ambush and steal their to deal with low-intensity conflicts. they personnel and camp locations. weapons "Panther" was developed by conventional war," Rodriguez said. representing Shining Path guerillas and ammunition from the dead several U.S. agencies to meet the "With Panther, their decisions have The info r mat i o n all o w s bodies. need for an inexpensive, exportable to include civilians as well as military. government forces to engage "The Peruvians had to adjust their computer program that accurately Low-intensity conflict is not as guerillas from a position of strength, tactics to the type of threat they were simulates insurgency and terrorist action. i f id instead of walk to ambushes. g," said SSgt. Silvano "It's a tool to train battalion staffs up on the battlefield." Instead, The exercise proved successful. At Hostila, ESG operations noncommisto plan for low-intensity conflict," Panther concentrates on gaing the outset, Peruvian officers followed sioned officer. "We kept telling them said Capt. Sergio de la Pena, project popular support as the way to win a shoot-first-and-talk-later tactics. it's better to win the war by civilofficer for the Combined Army uerilla war. As a result, playing pieces representing bullets Training Activity, Training and gu"el bullets."lwinesty gvrnet arlswnerdamlsl Doctrine Command. During the The objective in a low-intensity goere pattls wandered less The turning point came when simula-tion, battalion staffs are set conflict is to win the hearts and minds across three battle boards. They followed guerilla forces kidnapped all the up like they are in the field. of the people," said Lt. Col. Ronald a trail of guerilla activity but never caught children from a small village. "The difference is their phone lines Parker, ESG director. "If people the guerillas. Government forces rescued the are connected to 'battle boards' don't support the insurgency, it will In another room, pieces representing children and returned them to the instead of real units," de la Pena village. Information gained from explained. "The computer generates villagers ultimately led to the capture information a battalion would of a guerilla stronghold. normally receive from its field units." By repairing damaged school Panther allows battalion staffs to houses, vaccinating children and train without sending troops on replacing bridges the terrorists maneuvers, which saves money. With destroyed, government forces won a shrinking budget and spiraling public support. inflation, economy is essential in o "It was a good experience," said Peru. Peru Army Capt. Edward "We wanted something exportA Quelupana Bohorquez. "All our able, inexpensive and easy to set up," A officers wanted to learn how to do del la Pena said. "The execution, these With the help of U.S. officers rules and procedures are simple, yet and their experience, we did very Panther is in-tune with the problems well." they (Peruvians) have." After seeing Panther in Hostila Panther is the Army's list computerfeels American units could benefit assisted, low-intensitv-conflict simulator. from the program. USARSO's 193rd It trains leaders to address the specific > -'Infantry Brigade (Light) in particular problems of gucrilla warfare: ighting U.S. and Peruvian army officers plot terrorist activity on one of three "battle should play it, he said, because they an enemy on its "home turf," public boards" while recently field testing "Panther," a new computer battleoperate in an area of low-intensity reaction to civilian deaths and simulation program. combat. U.S., Peru conduct Fuerzas Unidas '89 story and photo by Exchange Program officer in Peru their tour was their rendition of the addresses," Kowall added. "They Spec Bob Blocher added. "We're emphasizing the value of Petuvian army song after the closing want to exchange ideas and music." civil affairs and psychological operations, ceremony. Peruvian army officers were LIMA, Peru (USARSO PAO) -which they don't use. We're saying. surprised and honored. Lasting relationships are the mark Building friendships was the goal of a 'These things will work for you.' The Peruvians expressed their of successful exercises, according to recent U.S-Peruvian exercise, "The exercise helped break down gratitude first in applause, then Parker. Peru agreed to play-test Fuerzas Unidas (United Forces) 89barriers," Mainville continued. "It invited band members home for Panther because previous U.S.Peru. True to its name, the exercise lets them see U.S. officers, NCOs and dinner. "Now they've got our Peruvian exercises were successful. strengthened ties between U.S. and soldiers as professionals who care Peruvian armies by emphasizing about what's happening in Peru personal contact between soldiers. While Panther helped the exercise "We exchanged ideas, shared team knock down barriers and build experience, doctrine and tactics, and good relations, music -the established closer personal universal language -made members relationships between their officers of the 79th Army Band instant goodand ours," said Lt. Col. Ronald will ambassadors. Parker, director of Exercise Support Group, Deputy Chief of Staff-The band supported Fuerzas Operations, U.S. Army South. Unidas 89-Peru by playing the U.S. The early December exercise was National Anthem at opening and staged to field-test the computer closing ceremonies and by battle-simulation program "improving community relations in "Panther," developed by several U.S. general," said SSgt. James Kowall, agencies to aid countries embroiled assistant operations NCO and, leader in low-intensity conflicts. of the band's Latin Combo. Panther trains battalion-level After the opening ceremony, band staffs to fight insurgencies like Peru's members exchanged songs, Shining Path and Tupac Amaru saxophone reeds and drumsticks revolutionary movements. Pushing with Peruvian army band members. intellegince gathering and civil-affairs They also received a medal of operations instead of open warlare, appreciation from the commanding Panther seeks t lessons US. general of Peru's 18th Mechanized forces learned in Vietnam by ustng Division during an open-air concert. computer-generated scenanos. Everywhere they went, U.S. band "Most operations involve going members were celebrities. into towns, finding out what the peoples' problems are and helping "Most of the people we played for them. Soldiers repair schools, spoke no English, and most of us vaccinate people and replace bridges don't speak Spanish. But through the the terrorists destroyed," said SSgt. language of music, we understood Silvano Hostila, ESG operations each other," Kowall said. noncommissioned officer. "Using Although they had trouble with the these methods, they've been getting a language, band members played salsa lot of information about the music like native musicians. And while Celebrating the successful exercise and new friendships, U.S. soldiers treated terrorists." they shared 1.S. music, like ja7l and their Peruvian counterparts to an afternoon of basketball. In turn, Peruvians Mal. Richard Mainville, a 'ersonnel John Philip Sousa marches, the height of stomped the norteamericanos in 'futbol, latino stYle.

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 Spec. Gregory Nath, HHC, 5/87th, repairs an axle. Professionalism: Pvt. 1 David Taylor, Company B, 5/87th stands guard at a U.S. housing area. To ease the stress of separation, 1st not broken into little groups M ission dem ands it Sgt. James Washington, Company anymore," he added. "When A, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th everybody supports each other, unit story and photos the definition is simple. "I do what Infantry Regiment, 193rd Infantry pride soars and helps accomplish the by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney I'm told and support the Brigade, plans activities like softball mission," Faller said. chain-of-command." games and cookouts. "Leadership And while each soldier has his own FORT CLAYTON (USARSO However, putting his definition has to be understanding to be idea of what defines duty and PAO) -Carrying out your military into action is hardly simple. Taylor effective. You have to take care of mission, all have one bonding factor: duty in a professional manner. In has had to learn to take correction, your soldiers to accomplish the their constant commitment to Panama those words are taken help correct others and correct mission." readiness. seriously-the mission demands it. himself at an age when many Giving soldiers an appreciation of "Duty here really means you're a "The mission is to protect U.S lives teenagers are still trying to get friends and families isn't the only soldier 24 hours a day," said Spec. and property and defend the Panama drivers'licenses. "Correcting yourself positive effect the stress has had, said Gregory Nath, H HC, 5/87th. Canal," said Lt. Col. William H. is the hardest," he said. Spec. Michael Faller, Company A, And as long as the mission remains, Huff III, commander, 5th Battalion, For Sgt. Anthony Whiteside, 5/87th. soldiers here will continue to meet its 87th Infantry Regiment, 193rd HHC, 7th Infantry Division, Fort "It has brought us together. We're challenges with honor and pride. Infantry Brigade (light). "Short of a Ord, Calif., his deployment here has shooting war, this has to be one of the made duty a personal code that most difficult areas to serve." pushes him through the most difficult The mission here has put soldiers missions. "I adhere to principles and face-to-face with regime sponsored accomplish missions whether I like anti-American demonstrators, themornot. And aboveall, I'mready forced them to support each other to answer the call when it comes." through separations from families Being in Panama is all that and and friends, and refined their sense of more for PFC Edward C. De Freest, duty. Each challenge has impacted HHC, 4/6th, a fourth generation their self-images. military man. "For me it's a civil Self-restraint is a must when obligation, a responsibility to soldiers face demonstrations, support my country and protect the according to PFC Roy R. Frazier II, freedoms we enjoy." HHC, 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry According to De Freest, the Regiment (mechanized), Fort Polk, mission in Panama, although La. different from Fort Polk's mission, Demonstrators shouting derogahas similarities. "We still do things tory remarks about the United States that make up everyday military life, "can make you fighting mad," things most people don't even Frazier said. "But you have to do consider duties or missions -a wellyour duty and maintain your image pressed uniform, common courtesies as a soldier because you represent the and even paperwork -but they take United States." on added importance here." "Serving here has matured me and "One by one, each task strengthens made me responsible and confident," the Army and prepares us to meet said Spec. Calvin Bradburry, challenges," he said. Company C, 5/87th. Of all the challenges, the hardest is To guide them through challenges often being separated from friends soldiers of U.S. Army South and and family. "Nobody likes to move Joint Task Force Panama have away from his family, but I don't developed unique definitions of have any regrets," De Freest said. "I devotion to duty. joined the Army knowing I'd be For Pvt. 1 David Taylor, at 18 one called away for exercises and of the youngest soldiers in the 5/87th, overseas duty. It's part of the job." 1st Sgt. James Washington inspects asoldier's uniform.

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6 Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 U.S. news Lawsuit claims Sears policy 'false, misleading' BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) -The Court in Buffalo, alleges consumers savings to consumers was false and new pricing policy, the same vacuum New York Attorney General were paying the same or higher prices misleading," Abrams said. cleaner sold for $20 more. Thursday filed a lawsuit alleging that despite the low-price campaign "In fact when consumers went to "We have found again that they Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s news unveiled by the national make purchases, they were paying have deceived consumers -that the "everyday low price" policy is "false merchandising chain last March. essentially the same price, and in a prices that people pay are not and misleading." "(Sears') recent adoption of an number of instances they were substantial sale, bonus, discounted Attorney General Robert Abrams everyday low price marketing actually paying higher prices," he prices. They are essentially the same said the suit, filed in state Supreme strategy representing substantial said. prices, and even more," Abrams said. kP j Sears began its "everyday low Abrams also pointed out that S m all toy parts can kill price" campaign in March 1989 after Sears sold a sofa and chair for closing its stores for a day or so to $699.69 under the old price system PHILADELPHIA (AP) -complied with U.S. regulations. re-tag and discount all merchandise. and for $699 under the new system, a Federal consumer officials are But, he said, "It's still not Sears said in a statement it will 69-cent reduction. warning parents to inspect toys for something you want your kids to "vigorously defend itself" against the Abrams said Sears is in violation small parts and plastic wrapping that horse around with." lawsuit. of a 1986 agreement it made with the hurt and even kill children this Hite said no injuries have been "We are particularly disturbed that $75,000 fine and agreed to stop Christmas. reported in connection with the toy. the allegations against Sears relate to advertising 50 percent discounts that The warning Wednesday from the The toy comes in two sizes -an off-pricing advertising commonly were bogus, Abrams said. U.S. Consumer Product Safety 8-inch rabbit in a 10-inch stocking used by retailers throughout the the "For the second time in three Commission's also included a"safety and a 12-inch rabbit in a 16-inch company said. "Sears industry," sales years, we are taking action to stop alert" about a toy rabbit wrapped in stocking -and is distributed by practices are and always have been years from using deceptive plastic that could choke children. Target's 401 stores in 31 states. carefully designed to comply with all advertising and merchandising In addition, the commission said, Target does not operate any stores in federal and state laws." practices," he said. toys are being inspected at 37 ports Pennsylvania, Hite said. Abrams pointed out that in one The lawsuit seeks restitution for throughout the United States, with Ms. Brown cautioned parents instance -before the new price Sears customers, as well as a fine federal officials confiscating any about any toys containing small policy -a consumer paid $199 for a against the retailer for allegedly items deemed unsafe for children. parts and items wrapped in plastic. Kenmore vacuum cleaner. Under the violating the 1986 agreement. Parents should be aware that "They pose a choking hazard that warning labels such as "not is most dangerous for children under recommended for 3 or younger" are 3," she said. Hunt Casnesinniscnips meant to be taken seriously, said D. In the dockside surveillance, Elaine Brown, spokeswoman for conducted jointly with the U.S CPSC's eastern regional center. Custom Service, officials impounded at bankrupt tcy court visit "Many times a parent thinks that if 1.4 million imported toys from Oct. a child mentally or physically can use 1, 1988, to Nov. 24, 1989, said Ms. a toy, he is old enough to," she said. Brown. The toys carried an estimated DALLAS (UPI) -Former CFTC charged Bunker and Herbert "But that's not the case." value of $4.2 million, she said. billionaire William Herbert Hunt, with attempting to corner the world's A toy's warning labels may mean Of those, 138,086 unsafe toys with son of legendary oil tycoon and silver market using a "manipulative the existence of small parts, which an estimated retail value of $160,998 saloon gambler H.L. Hunt, was scheme" to inflate silver prices could pose a choking hazard to were seized at ports in the ordered by a bankruptcy court young children. Philadelphia area, said Richard D. Thursday to cash in all his chips by The Hunt Brothers' fall from wealth The commission's latest safety Swackhamer, director of the regional turning over $125 million in assets to alert concerns the Velveteen Rabbit, center. The New York-based center creditors while retaining only his began in 1980 when they lost an distributed by the Minneapolisoversees CPSC operations in the home and his car. estimated $2 billion on silver futures. based Target Stores chain. Eastern Seaboard states. "Sure there's some bitterness,"said The plush, floppy-eared rabbit is About 60 percent of the seizures Hunt attorney Steve McCartin, who through purchases by individual marketed sitting in .a Christmas occurred July through October, left the courtroom tight-lipped and silver accounts and a variety of U.S.stocking, with a plastic bag wrapped when shipping increases to meet the red-faced. "These (creditors) are the based and offshore companies. around its lower torso. Small demands of the Christmas market, same people Mr. Hunt has been The Hunt brothers' fall from children could smother or choke on Ms. Brown said. fighting tooth and nail." wealth began in 1980 when they lost the plastic, she said. CPSC statistics showed that injuries "But my client is also relieved," an estimated $2 billion on silver A Target spokesman said the from toys sent children to hospital McCartin said. "It ends over a decade futures. Afterward, the brothers company began placing warning emergency rooms 142,000 times last of legal battles. Things have come to spent years battling other silver labels on the packaging on Dec. 1. year. Ms. Brown said most of the a global resolution. Now we have a traders who said they had lost George Hite, a Target vice injuries were caused when children confirmed plan." millions because of the silver president, said the plastic bag fell off or were struck by a toy. The Internal Revenue Service collapse. takes the biggest bite out of Hunt's Last week, Bunker Hunt was also. sBuchwaldincourt fortune, an estimated 70 percent, stripped of his assets. according to the settlement approved "This marks the unraveling of the LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Eddie America," which became the thirdin court Thursday. The remaining 30 one of the world's great fortunes," Murphy's manager testified biggest box office hit of 1988, percent will be divided among economist Harold Gross said. Thursday the comedian never liked a grossing $300 million. bankers, the world's silver traders story sold to Paramount Pictures by "Coming to America" is about an and other creditors. 'Small fatt Santa The assets -which include cattle .ja&.ai j&i. humorist Art Buchwald, who is suing African prince, played by Murphy, ranches, airplanes and part interest in the studio for allegedly stealing his who comes to New York to find a the world's largest oil drilling fleet -delivers to you idea to make Murphy's hit movie bride. Buchwald's concept focused ill be sold over a six-year period, "Coming to America." on a contemptuous king from an oilw i oer sie HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Robert Wachs, testifying at the rich African nation who is stranded according to an order signed by U.S. -Richard Beckner won't slide Superior Court trial of Buchwald's in Washington when hesr s Bank r u Pt c y Judge Harold down your chimney, but for a $5 million breach-of-contract overthrown. Abrsonsmall fee hell bring packages to lawsuit, said he thought Buchwald's PrmutdopdBcad' "We're not in any hurry to sell," smlfeh'lbrnpakgst itdParamount dropped Buchwald's said a spokesman for Manufacturers your door dressed as Old St. Nick. story, entitled "King for a Day, was and producer Alain Bernheim's Hanover, one of the largest Beckner is one of a few Postal "terrible. option on "King for a Day" in 1985, unsecured creditors. Service employees who wil deliver BDid he (Murphy) ever say, 'Gee after spending $500,000 to develop "Obviously, we want top dollar for packages this weekend dressed as Bob, where's that script? Letas get to three scripts out of the humorist's every oil rig and every farm Santa Claus. The Santa service, work on it Paramount lawyer idea implement. which is not nationwide, costs $12. Robert Draper asked Wachs. i a mlmn. ,-"I'II take my time, do a little ho"No," Wachs replied. "We never Talk-show host Arsenio Hall, who "Of course, we're glad this is ho with them and ask the kids liked it from the beginning. I told co-starred in "Coming to America," settled," he said. "But we've been hurt wh them and ask his Paramount innumerable times that has testified that he and Murphy, not badly, as have all the creditors who what they want for Christmas," we didn't ike it. It became a joke." Buchwald, conceived the idea for dealt with the Hunt family. We'll the box down and say goodbye." Wachs said that when Murphy "Coming to America" in 1987, four probably end up getting back less te o Stultz, superintendent at liked a project, he became very years after Buchwald's original story than 10 cents on the dollar for our the Huntington Post Office, said obviously excited about it. In the case idea was optioned by Paramount. (loans)." two or three employees will be of "King for a Day," that didn't The studio is contending that In a related matter, Nelson Bunker paid overtime on Saturday and happen, Wachs said. Buchwald plagarized the idea for his Hunt, William Hunt's older brother Sunday to deliver packages in In his lawsuit, Buchwald claims story concept from the 1957 Charlie and business partner, agreed Sundaygto dessert acagea. that "Coming To America" was Chaplin film, "A King in New York." Wednesday to pay a $10 million fine "uninjust decided to d o based on "King for a Day," a story Buchwald, a Pulitzer-Prize to the Commodity Futures Trading something for the community concept he sold to the studio in 1983. winning syndicated newspaper Commission and be banned from all soing fore ommny Buchwald claims Paramount stole columnist, denied that allegation in commodity markets, s.id t l on it." the idea to produce "Coming to testimony earlier this week. In its original complaint, the

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 7 Court rules Mahoney guilty on 27 charges CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) -Mahoney was driving his pickup in beaten by public opinion like a"cur family because Christmas was near. Larry Mahoney was convicted the wrong direction on Interstate 71 dog" since the crash. Summers and co-counsel Jack Thursday of 27 counts of secondnear Carrollton, when it rammed Richwalsky, an assistant attorney Hildebrand stressed the twin themes degree manslaughter and most of the head-on into a bus, killing 24 general, said it was difficult to of Mahoney's defense -that his other charges he faced in the nation's children and three adults who reconcile the spirit of the season with intoxication was unintentional and deadliest alcohol-related traffic belonged to the Radcliff First the task before the jury. But he told that the bus was unsafe because of a crash, which claimed the lives of 27 Assembly of God churchjurors they should not be "more vulnerable fuel tank and seats that people riding home from a church Mahoney's lawyers said he charitable" toward Mahoney and his spewed toxic fumes as they burned. outing. admitted being drunk and driving The jury, which deliberated about north in the southbound lanes of the 11 hours, convicted Mahoney on 12 divided highway, striking the churchcounts of first-degree assault and all owned former school bus as it but one of the 42 wanton returned a youth group from a endangerment counts he was charged Cincinnati amusement park. But the with in the fiery crash on May 14, defense said faulty design of the bus 1988. gas tank, not the collision, caused the The only acquittal was for Clint explosion and fire that killed the Bradley, a motorist Mahoney nearly victims. missed as he traveled down the wrong The former school bus' fuel tank lane of an interstate highway. ruptured and the bus burst into The jury, which had deliberated flames, killing 24 children and three for 11 hours, returned to the adults. Forty people escaped, but 12 courtroom shortly before 4 p.m. were severely burned. EST, when the lengthy verdict was The jury began deliberating read in Carroll Circuit Court. Jurors Wednesday afternoon. were to consider a sentence later Relatives of many of the victims Thursday. watched Wednesday as Mahoney's Mahoney, 36, bowed his head lawyers and special prosecutor Paul slightly as the verdict was read on Richwalsky gave closing argments in Eugene Sober, a NASA fire safety engineer, views a video of a burning school each count. Altogether, the the trial that began with jury bus during his testimony in theLarry Mahoney murder trial in Carrollton, Ky. indictment contained 82 charges, selection Nov. 8. Mahoney's defense team used the video to how quickly a fire can spread including 27 counts of murder, one Lead defense attorney William throughout a school bus. (AP Laserphoto) for each of the victims. Summers said Mahoney had been FBI searches for clues in series of parcel bombings ATLANTA (AP) -The FBI Smith of Warner Robins, said he was Atlanta said agents have interviewed "I believe them to be the work of a pressed the search for links between a surprised to learn that his name was everyone whose name appeared on deranged lunatic, that is my first series a parcel bombs in the South on the return address of a package the parcels, but "we do not consider impression," Barrett said. "I think and civil rights litigation, reportedly bomb sent to the NAACP office in them suspects or involved in any that the American people should not questioning a Georgia lawyer about a Jacksonville, Fla. That bomb was way, shape or form." be stampeded by the liberal knee-jerk 14-year-old racial discrimination defused Tuesday. FBI agent Jerry Shockley of hysteria that seems to be emanating case. "I've never represented their Montgomery, Ala., said the bombs from various quarters, including the The FBI emphasized its organization. I'm not a civil rights -the two fatal bombs plus FBI." investigation of the mail bombs that attorney,"he said, adding that he was unexploded ones found at the 11th The FBI Thursday said it was killed a federal judge and a civil interviewed by the FBI about the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in installing 24-hour tip lines in rights lawyer remained open-ended. package Tuesday. Atlanta and a NAACP office in Birmingham, Ala., Jacksonville, In Macon, attorney Charles A. "I've never dealt with anybody in Jacksonville, Fla. -may have been Fla., and Atlanta to seek clues in the Mathis said Wednesday that the FBI Jacksonville. I can't figure out why sent by a racist group in response to investigation. questioned one of his associates anybody would use my name." NAACP school desegregation In Birmingham, a telephoned about a case in which his firm's Earlier this week, a government lawsuits. bomb threat Thursday forced clientswon a$3.75 million settlement source said the bomb that killed U.S. Mississippi lawyer Richard evacuation of a building that over discrimination at Robins Air Circuit Judge Robert S. Vance in Barrett, leader of a white supremacist includes the office of the U.S. Force Base in Warner Robins. Birmingham, Ala., on Saturdaybore group called the Nationalist Bankruptcy Court judge who gave Mathis declined to name the fellow the return address of a fellow judge Movement, said he does not think the eulogy for Vance on Wednesday. lawyer or detail what he was asked. who regularly sent Vance packages. anyone in his or similar groups is to No explosive was found, U.S. Another lawyer, Henry Grady FBI spokesman Diader Rosario in blame. Marshal Tom Greene said. Fatal feline disease resembles AIDS-causing virus WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -A AIDS, suppresses the feline's virus was isolated. Some researchers headline about AIDS in cats." fatal virus resembling the AIDSimmune system, leaving animals with say that more than 10 percent of Veterinarians have been able to causing virus in humans has been symptoms ranging from weight loss outside or stray cats that are sick may test for the FIN virus in cats for less found in sick cats, and researchers to chronic infection, veterinarians have the virus. than two years, but many think the say it affects the felines much the say. "It's worldwide," said Dr. untreatable virus has been around, same way as the HIV virus affects Dr. Steven M. Price of the Margaret Barr, a doctoral candidate undiagnosed, for a long time. humans. Watertown Animal Hospital said he and FIV researcher at the New York "In the past a lot of vets have seen The feline immunodeficiency has seen more than a dozen cats that State College of Veterinary Medicine cats that look like they have leukemia virus, or FIV, also known as cat have tested positive for FIV since the at Cornell University. "But it doesn't but test negative. We don't know if spread rapidly in the cat population they were AIDS-positive," Price and it's not dangerous to people." said. H ou eiir clams treeBarr said the virus appears to be H ousefire claim s three lives After the Waterbury Republican spread through bite wounds, RNMie(AP) -A He died along with Laura Ann published a story about the FIV virus particularly among un-neutered ORONO, Maine Wednesday, Waterbury health stray or outdoor male cats. Male cats house fire claimed the lives of Nickels, 4, and brother Brian, 6, officials issued a statement to are "territorially more aggressive" three children while their mother s r D id at A reassure pet owners that the virus and so tend to fight more, she said, was with friends wrapping brother, David, 11, jumped out a affecting cats isn't the same virus that which may account for their higher Christmas present, the flames, Martin said. causes acquired immune deficiency incidence of FIV. said Thurs ay. tefas M t syndrome in humans. She said "casual, non-aggressive Maine in September from Michael fell inside the building Laura Minor, director of the contact," such as sharing food and Caifonia follow te ea of and could not be immediately Waterbury AIDS Education water, grooming and saliva contact, California, following the death of rescued. He died on the way to a Program, said she received about a "does not appear to be an efficient the children's father in a car crash. hospital, said the chief. dozen inquiries from people who route of infection." The famiy's home had been didn't understand what cat AIDS or Once a cat has been infected by the burglarized soon after they moved Their mother, Jennifer Nickels, FIV is. virus, it usually will develop a series here, Fire Chief Duane Brasslett was with friends in nearby Old of infections, lose weight and, in the said. Town wrapping Christmas "People who panicked when oiecs lse wih a ine When firefighters arrived at presents, officials said. seeing the headline should go Otses cater stms a feser. their house late Wednesday, 16through and read the entire article. It Other common symptoms are loss of year-old Michael Nickels was Autopsies were planned. The clearly stated this is not the human appetite, enlarged lymph nodes, yelling for help from a third-story house was gutted, and Brasslett AIDS virus," Minor said. "It is a chronic, recurrent ski infection, window. He told firefighters there said the cause of the fire was not shame in a day when people should anemia, mouth ailments such as were other children inside. known. be changing their own behaviors gingivitis and other gum diseases, I they're panicking when they see a diarrhea and nasal discharge.

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8 Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 Nativity scene Exiles express mixed emotions draws attention MIAMI (UPI) -Panamanian happy that a foreign government has responsibilities are only those as a exiles expressed conflicting emotions invaded our country," he said. lawyer," Sonnett said. PAWTUCKET, R.I. (UPI) -Wednesday about the U.S. attack in But, he added, "Thank God a Endara said he had been trying to The city's Nativity scene, the Panama, saying they were elated by brotherly country has reacted. Thank phone Panama since the early subject of a Supreme Court the attempt to oust Gen. Manuel God they have decided to help us get morning hours. decision five years ago, is drawing Noriega but worried about the fate of rid of this genius of evil. We had "It has been very difficult to get attention again because it is family and friends. always said that the only way through to Panama. The lines arejust situated 30 feet from a cage of "The reaction in Miami has been Noriega would be defeated was clogged," he said. "We have been able swinging spider monkeys and a very mixed, and I say mixed because through armed struggle." to get through to a few opposition flock of squeaking tropical birds. many people are worried about their Raymond J. Takiff, a lawyer for friends -(and) we understand that Although statues of Joseph, next of kin in Panama," said Luis Noriega in Miami, said he believed our counterparts in Panama are in Mary and the baby Jesus are End a r a, a me m be r of the Noriega would remain in Panama safe places. usually placed in Hodgson Park Panamanian opposition movement and fight to the death rather than flee "We were able to listen to near City Hall, they had to be in Miami and cousin to opposition into exile. (Guillermo) Endara about 2:30 a.m moved to Slater Park Zoo because leader Guillermo Endara, who was "It's our opinion that Gen. Noriega (via a telephone placed next to radio their usual spot is being sworn in as president as the assault is not the kind of man to run away," speaker) -We heard President renovated, said Paul Savoie, a began. Takiffsaid at a news conference. "It's Endara calling for a truce in the spokesman for Mayor Brian J. "There has been mostly a party our belief that he'll fight to the fighting, calling for the PDF Sarault. everywhere I have called, people death." (Noriega's Panama Defense Forces) The Rev. Thomas E. Ahlburn saying, 'Hey, come over. We have Frank A. Rubino, another Miami to surrender to the newly installed of the First Unitarian Church in champagne. We're celebrating.' And lawyer representing Noriega, agreed: democratic government, that they Pro v i den c e, a critic of they have reason to celebrate," "There's no question that he will will guarantee their rights as military government-sponsored Nativity Endara said. "(But) we have to keep remain in Panama -and that's officers, and the PDF would play a scenes, said the location makes a in mind that there are dead people. where he belongs." significant role in the return of mockery of the religious symbol. There are wounded people. There are Miami lawyer Neal Sonnett, who democracy to Panama. "They've shown a lack of hostages. So, we don't have a detailed also represents Noriega, declined to "This is not only a happy moment understanding and a lack of picture of what is going on." comment on the situation in for Panama, but it is also a real hard wonder and awe," he said. "I just Roberto Dominguez, a former Panama. blow to Cuba and Nicaragua, due to hope the monkeys appreciate it." Panamanian consul in Miami and a "I'm not really making any the fact that the Sandinistas evaded Local ACLU Executive Noriega opponent, also expressed comments. There are obviously the blockade of Nicaragua through Director Steven Brown said, "It conflicting emotions. "We are not ongoing actions down there. My Panama," Endara said. shows another clear example of why the government should stick to the business of governing and New method found for prenatal testing let private citizens and churches sponsor religious symbols and NEW YORK (AP) -In a finding the study involved a relatively small that fetal cells can indeed be found in treat them the way they should be that could ultimately open up an group of women, they could not be the blood of pregnant women. But treated." entirely new approach to prenatal sure how accurate the test would the experts cautioned that there are The ACLU sued the city in testing, researchers have determined eventually prove to be when other hurdles to cross in devising a 1980, accusing it of violating the the sex of a group of fetuses by administered to far larger numbers. prenatal blood test that will detect separation of church and state by testing pregnant women's blood, most known genetic disorders. placing the creche on city according to a published report. The new approach could pave the If a prenatal blood test can be property. The Supreme Court way for the development of tests that developed, it would be less risky than. ruled in 1984 that the symbol was Thursday's editions of The New would use a maternal blood sample the available tests, which can cause acceptable because it was York Times report that researchers, to glean information on the health of miscarriages in a small percentage of surrounded by non-religious using a sensitive testing procedure, a fetus. A blood test would be simpler cases. Because of the risks, prenatal symbols such as Santa's reindeer, fished genes from the blood of 19 and safer to administer than existing testing is now reserved for women at a wishing well and candy canes. women, multiplied the genes and prenatal tests, which involve poking higher than average risk of having a There is nothing wrong with analyzed them to determine the sex needles into a woman's uterus. genetically abnormal fetus. If a blood placing the creche at the zoo, of the fetus accurately in all cases. The report said that since the test was available, prenatal testing Savoie said. Jesus was born in a could be offered to all women stable and a zoo should be just as The results appear to be the first 1970s, researchers have been trying Any use of the test solely to appropriate. wholly successful effort to determine to establish whether fetal cells always determine the sex of a fetus could be the sex of a fetus by analyzing a circulate in the maternal blood and, ontroversial because it would open blood sample from a pregnant if so, whether there are enough for the possibility that couples might Salvation Army woman. analysis. elect to abort a fetus if they were Researchers warned that because Experts said the new study showed disappointed in its sex. uses quieter bels PEORIA, Ill. (UPI) -The Court convicts West Coast drug kingpin Salvation Army and its bellOS ANGELES (UPI) -The shipments of tons of marijuana on The charges against Uhler involve the needy can stay at a shopping mastermind behind a drug ring that boats off the coast of Thailand and multi-ton loads of marijuana shipped mall that had complained the smuggled at least 26 tons of prosecutors said the multimillionby distributors via boats in the Gulf Christmas volunteers were too marijuana from Southeast Asia to dollar smuggling network was the of Thailand in 1985, 1986, 1987 and noisy. the West Coast in the largest known largest federal agents ever uncovered 1988. Some of the shipments were But there's one condition: They operation of its kind was convicted involving marijuana brought in from sent to Hawaii, where Uhler allegedly have to be quiet. Thursday on narcotics trafficking Southeast Asia. had one of the boats blown up to So instead of bells that peal charges. Uhler's defense attorney, Brent avoid having its cargo detected by "ding-ding,"the Salvation Army's William Uhler, 40, described by Carruth, conceded Uhler was drug agents. bellsatPeora'sNorthwoods Mail '"Uhler sent large sums of money aes ltteoria otawoe subl prosecutors as a major drug kingpin, involved in the drug ring, but overseas to finance the smuggling are letting out a more subtle was convicted of 17 counts of contended he was simply an ventures, had co-conspirators make "ing-ting. .narcotics trafficking from 1985 to underling in the organization and and receive telephone communicatraI n," Jefor Chris t mas 1988. He was acquitted on one minor eventually was forced to continue tions to arrange the shipments, and tadition," sefd "BCaw th marl's charge of arranging business trips to trafficking because of threats by the organized the refueling of smuggling manager, said. "But bells that are Singapore, Thailand and Tahiti for real ring leaders. vessels," court documents said. designed for outside can alleged ring members. overpower the center. This is a management decision based on a Uhler faces a maximum term of life specific merchant's request." in prison without possibility of Alaskan volcano slows mail service The army and the mall agreed parole when he is sentenced March 5. on a smaller bell, one that was less A federal jury convicted him after a ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) passenger backlog in Seattle and noisy than the standard variety one-month trial and four days of -Airlines and the Postal Service reduced the number of standbys in but could be heard clearly. deliberations. struggled to make up for lost time Anchorage. "The bell can be heard," said as Redoubt Volcano slackened a International airlines continued army Maj. David Grindle."We're Uhler lived in Maui, Hawaii week into its first eruptions in 23 to divert flights away from not unhappy with the combetween 1984 and 1987, when the years. Alaska's largest city because of promise." But some of the troops bulk of the marijuana was shipped to Flights were added Wednesday concerns about engine-clogging and merchants aren't too pleased. the United States. He was indicted to supplement those reinstated a ash from the volcano 115 miles "It would be better if it was last April with a dozen other alleged day earlier after airborne volcanic southwest of Anchorage. louder," said Salvation Army smugglers involved in the network. ash cut into the state's air The Postal Service said mail volunteer Robert Walsh as he Most of the remaining defendants transportation lifeline. could be back to normal by today. shook his "shrunken" bell. face trial in February. Alaska Airlines, the main A backlog was caused by the need "People want to hear it IS interstate carrier serving to use slower, less ash-sensitive Christmas. Uhler was found guilty o Anchorage, said it had erased a propeller planes instead of jets. Christmas._ _ organizing several trans-Pacific

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 U.S. news AIDS treatment 'promising'for researchers BOSTON(UPI)-AnexperimenMoreover, tests indicated the ability of the AIDS virus to A bone marrow transplant tal AIDS treatment that combines a procedure appeared to have reproduce, before, during and after a involves destroying a patient's bone bone marrow transplant with the eliminated the AIDS virus from the patient undergoes a bone marrow marrow with high doses of drug AZT may be promising but patient's body, the researchers said. transplant. Bone marrow produces chemotherapy and radiation and requires much more study, experts No other treatment has been able to the blood cells the AIDS virus then infusing them with marrow said Tuesday. do that, infects. from a matched donor. "It's an exciting marriage of two "It's intriguing data on one disparate treatment modalities," said patient," said Dr. Rein Saral, an T rain crashes nto tru ck Dr. William Haseltine of Harvard associate professor of oncology and Medical School. medicine who led the research. "It STOCKTON, Calif. (UPI) -A miles outside Stockton and was "It's an important early finding might offer a potential treatment fast-moving, six-car Amtrak apparently hit broadside. which may have long-term clinical which has not been considered in the passenger train carrying upwards of The San Joaquin Flyer Amtrak use but needs further study." past." 150 holiday travelers slammed into a train left Oakland on time at 7:20 Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Saral and his colleagues described garbage truck in heavy fog Tuesday, a.m. but was 19 minutes late leaving National Institute of Allergy and the case at a scientific meeting in derailing and bursting into flames. Stockton because of its heavy load of Infectious Diseases, stressed that the Montreal in June and published their Authorities said at least three people holiday passengers and dense fog, procedure had only been done on one results in the current issue of the were killed. said Art Lloyd, an Amtrak patient and it was much too early to Annals of Internal Medicine. The San Joaquin County spokesman at the scene. gauge its potential usefulness. The researchers are evaluating Coroner's office said the truck driver The two locomotives tipped over "I think it's interesting and should other patients who may be was killed. Amtrak said two train and the first two passenger cars also be pursued. But to have the candidates for the treatment, he said. crew members also died in the wreck. derailed but remained upright, Lloyd American public get the false Doctors at the City of Hope Medical "There are about 50 walking said. impression that we now have the cure Center in Duarte, Calif., and the wounded, including 25 in fairly Lloyd said the train was traveling for AIDS is unfortunate," said Fauci. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in serious condition, and there are at the permissible 70 mph. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Seattle are also considering the multiple fatalities," said Meagan "We don't know what happened University in Baltimore used the approach, he said. Todd of the Office of Emergency yet because the fog is so heavy. It's a technique for the first time on a 41The technique will be tried first Services in San Joaquin County. disaster out there," the CHP year-old man who was infected with only on patients who may otherwise The train was carrying from 150 to spokeswoman said. the AIDS virus and had nonbe candidates for bone marrow 200 people, including 60 passengers The train engine caught fire after Hodgkin's lymphoma. transplants because they have who had just been picked up in the mishap, the OES said. The patient died 46 days after leukemia, lymphoma or anemia, Stockton, a California Highway The accident occurred at 9:38 a.m. undergoing the procedure, but he Saral said. Patients also must have a Patrol spokeswoman said. at a rural intersection 5 miles east of died from a relapse of his cancer and suitable donor. Another CHP dispatcher said the state Highway 99. not the transplant, the researchers The technique involves giving tractor-trailer truck failed to stop at The crossing, on a curve, was wellsaid. patients AZT, which inhibits the the Santa Fe Railway crossing 7 marked, the CHP official said. Eastern Airlines agrees to sell Latin routes DALLAS (Reuter) -American routes, including many destinations American would acquire additional Atlanta hub. Eastern filed for Airlines ended months of on-again, to the Caribbean, were worth JFK slots from Continental, which protection under Chapter 11 of off-again bargaining Tuesday by between $300 million and $400 also is owned by Texas Air. federal bankruptcy laws in March, agreeing to pay $471 million for million. The deal between the two airline five days after its machinists union Eastern Airlines' Latin American AMR Corp., American's parent, companies is subject to approval by went on strike. routes and other assets including gate said the transaction announced late federal regulators, which is far from While the strike has continued, slots at some of the nation's busiest Tuesday also includes four ground certain, according to industry Eastern has hired non-union airports. handling companies in South analysts. replacements and now has about 800 The deal would provide badlyAmerica as well as airport facilities The Latin American system, which flights daily, compared with 1,100 needed cash to Texas Air Corp., and other assets in San Juan, Miami includes routes from Miami to before the strike started. Eastern told Eastern's parent, and could pave the and New York. London and Madrid, would its creditors Monday that it hopes to way for Eastern to file a long-awaited Most notably, American would strengthen American's already reorganize as a company 65 percent reorganization plan in bankruptcy acquire valuable gate slots at strong presence in the region. its pre-strike size. court. LaGuardia and JFK airports in New "The transaction will allow us to AMR and Texas Air began Earlier analysts had speculated York as well as at Washington make our Miami hub a more negotiations over the Latin routes that Eastern's Latin American National and O'Hare in Chicago. competitive international gateway," over the summer, but talks broke AMR Chairman and President down over several issues, including D octorsfailing to m ake progress Robert Crandall said. AMR's demand that Continental AMR stock rose $2.75 to close at drop a lawsuit against American's > $60 a share Tuesday, before the deal Sabre reservation system. w ith survival rate of preem ies was announced. Texas Air closed at As part of Tuesday's deal "all $12 a share, off 62.5 cents. outstanding lawsuits" between BOSTON (UPI) -Despite the delivered at the MacDonald The agreement positions Eastern American Airlines and Texas Air latest advances and more aggressive Hospital for Women in Cleveland to emerge from bankruptcy Corp. have been settled, said Mary efforts, doctors have been largely between 1982 and 1985 to that of 129 protection as a much smaller airline O'Neill, an American Airlines unable to increase the survival rate very young infants born between with operations focused on its spokeswoman. for the most premature babies, 1985 and 1988. researchers reported this week. But despite the more aggressive ab Researchers at Case Western approach, the chances the babies lar Bear Club m em berskeep Reserve University's medical school would survive did not increase in Cleveland found the chances of significantly overall and the N ew Year's D ay tradition alive survival remained low for premature outcomes of those who did live did RICHLAND, Pa. (AP) -shown up and 100 have taken the babies born less than 25 weeks into not improve substantially, they said. Members of the Mount Gretna plunge. their development. "Despite a tendency to perform Polar Bear Club will have Willow Springs, 12 miles from "I think we've reached the limits," more (Caesarean) sections and active somewhere to go when it's time to the former site, is a flooded quarry said Dr. Maureen Hack, an associate resuscitations, no improvement in go jump in a lake. known for its scuba diving among professor of pediatrics who led a new the survival of babies with lengths of Their New Year's Day tradition sunken vehicles and heavy study published in The New England gestation below 25 weeeks or birth was put in jeopardy when the equipment. Journal of Medicine. weights under 750 (grams) was owners of Conewago Lake said But it also has a shallow end, The question of when a baby is observed," the researchers wrote. the event couldn't be held there for which is necessary for Polar Bears viable outside the womb has been an "The probability of survival is very the ninth year because of who don't mind taking an arctic issue in the nation's abortion debate. poor if the length of gestation is less insurance liability concerns. dip as long as they can keep their "With pregnancy being terminated than 24 weeks or the birth weight less So the blue-lip brigade began footing. in some parts of the United States than 600 grams," they said. their search fora new site. Organizer Gordon Sheetz said late in the second trimester and with Researchers said their results have The turning point came when a the water at spring-fed Willow live-born infants delivered at 22 ethical, economic, and medical-legal television station did a feature Springs is about 45 degrees in weeks of gestational age occasionally implications story on the lake-less Polar Bears January, about 10 degrees higher surviving, it is imperative to "Extremely low-birth-weight and happened to interview than Conewago Lake. Consedetermine the probability of survival infants who require prolonged, often Stephan Boyer, an owner of quently, bathers are unlikely to for extremely low-birth-weight futile sojourns in neonatal intensive Willow Springs Sportsmen's confront a sheet of ice. infants," they said. care units or who have poor longClub, who suggested his club. "Cutting through the ice always To determine whether there has term outcomes have become major In past years, up to 500 makes it more interesting," said been any progress, the researchers consumers of health care resources weather-defying people have Sheetz. compared 98 very young babies and, in some cases, a major drain.

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Tropic Times U Dec. 22, 1989 world roundup Romania seals borders as gunfire continues BUDAPEST, Hungary (UPI) -The visitors also reported seeing rooms. "Romania cannot receive any mention of the disturbances. In a Visitors to western Romania Romanian soldiers marching citizens foreign tourists as there are no free speech earlier in the day he described emerged with tales of a Tiananmen to the city's main square, where they places in Romanian hotels. All are social conditions in his country as Square-style massacre of democracy were beaten, stabbed with bayonets occupied," Agerpress said. "good, stable and balanced," the activists, describing morgues filled and put in vans and driven to The border closings blocked official Romanian news agency with bodies, tanks patrolling streets undisclosed destinations, Tanjug communications and travel into the Agerpres said. and citizens seizing guns to fire on said. country, making it virtually Reports of the weekend violence soldiers, Hungarian and Yugoslav The Tanjug reports could not be impossible to independently confirm and its aftermath continued to trickle news reports said Tuesday. immediately confirmed. the casualty reports. in Tuesday, mostly from foreign The state news agency Tanjug in Estimates of the number killed in Some witnesses compared the travelers, and collectively painted a neighboring Yugoslavia said Sunday's police crackdown on situation to the June crackdown in picture of terror and death in Yugoslavs exiting Romania at the protesters in the western city of and around China's Tiananmen Timisoara, a city of 283,000 in a border town of Vrsac reported Timisoara ranged from a few dozen Square, when hundreds and perhaps region of Romania with a large hearing renewed gunfire Tuesday in to many hundreds, with many others thousands of pro-democracy ethnic Hungarian population. the western city of Timisoara, where injured or arrested, the Yugoslav and demonstrators were killed. Greek medical students who violence first was reported Sunday. Hungarian news reports said. "Tiananmen was nothing when witnessed some of the violence said Tanjug quoted the travelers as Romania's official news agency compared to the shooting in they saw a large number of dead and saying demonstrators in Timisoara Agerpress Tuesday confirmed that it Timisoara," a Western diplomat wounded in Timisoara's main broke into a store of ammunition and had sealed its borders with Bulgaria, coming from the Transylvanian city hospital, adding most of the victims seized weapons, which they fired at Yugoslavia and Hungary, but told Tanjug. He was quoted as saying appeared to have suffered gunshot Romanian troops. attributed the closing to lack of hotel the death toll could reach 1000. wounds, Tanjug said. U Witnnrses sh n aRomanian soldiers A Timisoara doctor interviewed by U .S .-British partnership changing, after scattering protesters wit h e utinnw gnyAAsi gunfire, hunted down protesters in a soldiers opened fire without warning but retains special relationship house-to-housesearchearlySunday, on a crowd of about 5,000 gunning down several people in their demonstrators early Sunday. WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The "British foreign policy will be homes "In the first three rows, nearly United States has gone out of its way increasingly tied, whether Mrs. everyone was killed or injured," said to reassure Britain it had not been Thatcher likes it or not, to the News of the violence sparked the physician, who was not eclipsed by West Germany as the European Community. The question demonstrations in several European identified. "Everywhere there was main partner of U.S. European is whether we and the British want to cities Tuesday and drew condemnablood and torn pieces of clothing." policy, but analysts say the continue to place as much emphasis tions from the European The weekend demonstrations in relationship is changing all the same. on bilateral relations as we do now," Community, the United States and Timisoara were believed to be the Washington and London have a he said. several West and East European first serious unrest in two years in "special relationship" founded on During the eight years of Ronald governments. Romania, a bastion of orthodox language, culture and more than 300 Reagan's presidency, there was a Hard-line communist leader communism that has been largely years of history, and that will always perception of exceptional U.S.Nicolae Ceausescu, in Iran for an untouched by the -democracy be. British closeness, in large measure official visit, made a public movement that has brought down But U.S. officials and other because of the personal ties between appearance Tuesday to lay a wreath hard-line communist leaders from experts say the dizzying political the U.S. leader and British Prime on the grave of the late Ayatollah East Germany, Czechoslovakia and upheaval in Europe, which is Minister Margaret Thatcher. Ruhollah Khomeini, but made no Bulgaria in the past month. crumbling the East bloc and The two shared a rapport and an fomenting debate over possible ideological anti-communism fervor. German reunification, has Thatcher came to see herself as first Af d F necessarily placed the American among alliance equals in giving strategic focus squarely on the advice to the president. ah ead, says chief Germanys, West and East. British diplomats say Bush West Germany, home to 300,000 telephones Thatcher often. She MANILA, Philippines (Reuter)the storm and later bounce back, U.S. troops as NATO's frontline visited him at the Camp David President Corazon Aquino's continuedcouprumorsaremakingit against the Warsaw Pact, has long presidential retreat ahead of his first intelligence chief says she cannot difficult for Aquino to win back the been a European financial center. summit with Soviet leader Mikhail count on at least two thirds of the Now, Washington views it as crucial Gorbachev. military and her defense chief says to managing political change. But Sonnenfeldt says there is no she may have to face another coup Aquino is now arming "I don't have the impression that question that Bush's relationship attempt in six months. herself with emergency Britain and the United States are not with Thatcher is more aloof and less After failing to predict the Dec. I dealing with each other as partners," emotional than Reagan's. coup attempt, the sixth and most powers to help prevent said Helmut Sonnenfeldt, a former Added a U.S. official: "I think the serious Aquino has faced in almost further coups and revive high-ranking State Department Bush administration will see the four years in power, military and the shattered economy. official who now is with the Anglo-American relationship as one intelligence chiefs are now Brookings Institution. of several special relationships, along unanimously forecasting a new one, "It's just that the focus has to be on with Germany, Japan, Canada and possibly within six months, political advantage. Germany because they are so directly Mexico." Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos Most politicians and businessmen involved -(in the European A new look at U.S.-U.K. ties was says it will take the right-wing are looking for some decisive action reordering) and it's a tricky political fanned by Britain's Fleet Street press,' renegade military officers six months from Aquino to restore confidence, situation -Germany is a concern to which viewed a post-summit Bush to regroup and organize a new including a radical government everyone." speech urging NATO to quicken the attempt to topple Aquino, but reshuffle to get rid of ministers who Some experts suggest the pace of European integration and meanwhile they may mount have failed to deliver basic services. cataclysmic post-war geopolitical commit itself to deep arms cuts as guerrilla-style urban attacks. But so far Aquino has announced realignments now under way may sign of a rift with Thatcher. Grenade explosions at a U.S. no policy changes, lashing out lessen over time the emphasis on the She has been less than enthusastic Embassy housing complex and the instead at opposition leaders she U.S-Britain bilateral relationship. about both those ideas. home of a U.S. diplomat in Manila thinks could be linked to the attempt "U.S. foreign policy is changing, as The media speculation prompted last week hurt no Americans but sent to oust her. is British foreign policy," one U.S. .Bush to call Thatcher and assure her shivers through the stock market. Both Ramos and Aquino's official said. the special relationship was intact. The Manila index fell through the national security adviser Rafael Ileto Secretary of State James Baker psychological 1,000-point barrier have recognized that some of the hastily rearranged his five-day before recovering slightly. rebel grievances are valid and have European trip last week to include a "It's time to take a break," said a called for changes in government London visit with Thatcher. broker with Mount Peak Securities, direction. Earlier this year, the United States, as traders rushed to dump shares. Rebel officers had accused Aquino in a move that caused tensions with Since the coup, Manila stock prices and other civilian leaders of Britain, reached a compromise with have fallen by almost 24 percent. mismanaging the country, tolerating West Germany on negotiating with Aquino, who helped restore corruption and engaging in too much Moscow on short-range nuclear arms democracy in the Philippines politics while failing to solve basic once a broader conventional arms through a 1986 "people power" revolt problems such as rising prices and treaty is implemented. .that removed former president breakdowns in public services. U.S. and British officials admit Ferdinand Marcos, is now arming "I cannot rule out the possibility of they have tried to play down the herself with emergency powers to another coup before President dispute but acknowledge fundamenhelp prevent further coups and revive Aquino's term of office expires in tal differences. The White House the shattered economy. 1992 if we refuse to face problems branded London's policy unacceptD able, which in the Anglo-American Despite expressions of confidence squarely and do something about altext co n statutes strong from the International Monetary them," Ileto, a former defense c oa .0 So Fund that the economy can weather minister, said in an interview. disapproval.

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 leisure PLAY TIME -The director of Atlantic Music and Theatre, Andy Lim, helps children prepare for the "Christmas Wonderland" N~ pageant. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at the Sundial Recreation Center, Fort Davis. (U.S. A rmy photo by PFC Rodney McIntyre) Santa says 'they're all good' at children's party by Pat Walker curly white beard still absorbed tears Mrs. Crep and Cindy Cross were Through it all, though, Santa -from some of his smaller charges. the guiding forces for this year's who in real life appears to be Lt. U. S. NAVAL STATION Parents, too, provided traditional festivities, backed by other wives Cmdr. Marty Bowers -remained the PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA behind-the-lines entertainment, who manned the craft tables, ran star of the show. Asked if anyone had PAO) -Santa Claus came to town dancing jigs and pulling faces abaft Christmas videos, and provided a admitted to not being good, he shook Sunday at the childrens' Christmas the camera in hopes of an "on Santa's buffet-style spread of home-baked his white head from side to side: party held in the Anchorage Club at lap smile" for the family album, Christmas cookies and cakes that "They're all good, even though there the Naval Station Panama Canal. This year, the photos, snapped in was nothing less than sweet-tooth are times when it might not seem like Invited by the 39 members of the Polaroid by volunteer Lt. Randy heaven." it." Navy/ Marine Corps Officers' Wives Clifton, were especially personalized. Club, Santa handed out decorated To photo-folders decorated with bags stuffed with goodies and holly leaves in green, the children nodded solemnly in response to a added red hollyberries in the form of steady litany of wishes for Ninja three fingerprints." Turtles, Nintendo, and Barbie dolls. The folders were just one of several While their requests may be crafts available for the children, different in these high-tech times, the including assembling styrofoam children stay the same. Though ornaments and coloring paper hardly able to contain their gingerbread men, bells and trees. excitement awaiting a turn on the "We were open to any craft that 7 74 ample lap, once there they shyly didn't include glue," laughed Terri tested Santa's hearing in barely Crep, apparently speaking from the audible whispers; and the big man's wisdom of past experience. Briefs Coach clinic There will be a manda tory clinic I for coaches and officials involved in the Atlantic softball league at the Sundial Recreation Center at Fort Davis, Jan. 8 at I I a.m. Softball College mixer Quarry Heights Officers' Wives Registration for unit level and Club will hold a college mixer Dec. women's softball on the Atlantic side 26 from 2-5 p.m. Opening Day guests savor hours d'oeuvres at the brand new full-service is taking place now. To register r for College and high school seniors delicatessen located in the Class Six store at the U.S. Naval Station Panama additional information call 289-4112 should check this out. For more Canal, Rodlnan. (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Karen Banks) or 289-4002. infUrmation phone 286-3736.Canal, Rodman. (U.S. Navy photo by P113 Karen Banks) Holiday season brings Navy, Marines together at fete by YN3 Marilyn Brown provided their own entertainment When all was said and done, Robinson for her terrific gospel dancing to reggae numbers. fourth place and a free Pizza Hut vocal, "Because He Lives." First U. S. NAVAL STATION Following dinner, Rear Adm. pizza went to the Marine Corps' prize included a $10 gift certificate to PANAMA CANAL (NAVSTA Gerald E. Gneckow officially Anthony and the Dancers, whose rap the new Don Lee Restaurant. PAO) -A dinner of barbecued welcomed everyone as a prelude to work-out .left even the audience chicken and spaghetti, spiced with the evening's talent show. feeling breathless. Then it was the audience's turn. the local flavors of empanaditas and Gneckow also served as ajudge for Third place and a pizza went to the The whole ensemble chimed in on arroz con pollo kicked offthe second that event, joined by Master Chief Marines' Blann and the Boys for Christmas carols led by Linda Kelly annual Christmas Party thrown for John Galstad, Lt. Cmdr. Fred Artho, their guitar-accompanied vocals and Patricia Robinson. Navy and Marine Corps personnel at Col. Charles Richardson, and Mrs. complete with hand-tossed snow in Naval Station Panama Canal earlier Linda Kelly. their rendition of "Let it Snow." There 's s o met hi n g a b out this month. Stealing the show immediately Lance Cpl. Michael Cannon, Marine Christmas. Marine Sgt. Dion N. Background music -country were children from the chapel Corps Security Force Co., earned Rosado touched on it: The party was western and old '60s favorites -community, rendering their version second place -and another pizza -great because "it gave the Navy and added to the congeniality of the of four carols under the direction of for his two solo trumpet numbers. Marines something to celebrate affair, and some of the Marines Chaplain Danny Baker. First prize was awarded to Patricia together."

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 notices Decrequired. Call or stop by before Club parties Barracks Building 3004: appliances, A fee will be charged. For more ICM Clubs will hold New Year's housewares; information call 287-5657 or Eve parties Dec. 31 at Fort Clayton -Sporting Goods, Marine 289-4511. NCO Club, STRAC Club and Fort Barracks Building 3004: running Davis Community Club. shoes, golf items, cycling and Santa breakfast Enjoy food, music and dancing camping equipment; A breakfast with Santa will be party favors. Welcome the Nineties. -Field & Stream, Building 660: held at the Ocean Breeze For more information call 287fishing, Scuba and hunting Community Center, Fort 4343 or 289-5160. equipment The hours for the exchanges are Sherman, at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 24. Dance sessions Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 make the necessary reservations Dance program sessions p.m. and Sundays and holidays, 10 and arrangements for a gift to be sponsored by the Pacific Theatre a.m. to 4 p.m. The 7-day store is open given to the young participants Arts Center will be held at Building every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 2060, Curundu, beginning early in Holiday sports event 289-6282. January. oia pot vn Registration is now underway for A Martin Luther King Jr. Sports modern dance, classical ballet and Tournaments sponsored by Reeder Arts/ crafts tap lessons. Sessions for children are Fitness Center Fort Clayton will be A Finishing Techniques Class also available. For more information held Jan 13-15. Tournaments include sponsored by Fort Clayton Ceramic call 286-3152. basketball, racquetball and table Center will be held at Building 155, Softball tennis. Fort Clayton, Monday at 10 a.m. and Categories for men and women Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Howard Sports and Fitness ages 16 years and over. Table tennis Lededa glaitas ad c g Center will begin intramural softball age limitation is 12 years. Spaces techniques. For more information Jan. 8. A mandatory league limited. Register early. For more organizational meeting for all information call 287-3861. call 287-4360. coaches will be held Jan. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Zodiac Recreation Center, Holiday event pool party building 709. For more information, A Christmas Clock sponsored by Mars calls Atlantic Youth Services will hold a call 284-3451. the Sundial Recreation Center, Fort The 1978th Communicatioi. Teen Pool Party 6 p.m. Dec 30 at 45-minute workout Davis, will be held at 1 p.m. Dec 25. Group's Military Affiliate Radio Fort Davis Swimming Pool. For Enjoy drawings, puzzles and System, or MARS station, and the more information call 289-4 05. The Zodiac Recreation Center tournaments. For more information Sprit Te, CrMARSstaompan are Noffers a 45-minute workout at 11:30 call 289-3889. Sprint Telephone Company are No games a.m., Monday, Wednesday and offering free calls for the Christmas games a. Monday Wensaen holiday. There will be no games at the Friday. Zodiac classes The 1978th is offering service to Naval Station's Anchorage Club All active duty and retired The Zodiac Recreation Center is the continental United States, Puerto until Jan. 14. military, Department of Defense currently offering the following Rico and the Virgin Islands for all civilians and dependents are eligible classes: U.S. military, family members, andparticipate. Piano lessons are offered on Department of Defense civilians Panama Canal College offers For more information, call Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. living in Panama. degree and certificate programs, and 284-6161. People wanting to arrange times The MARS station will accept is accredited by the Middle States Marine Exchange need to call 284-6161. reservations through Dec. 26 from Association of Colleges and Schools Shotokan karate classes are 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations making credits from PCC Newly arrived personnel as well as offered for adults from 6 to 7:30 p.m., are taken on a first-come, first-serve transferable to other U.S. colleges seasoned shoppers may not be aware Tuesday and Thursday. Classes are basis. Calls will be placed Dec. 23 and universities. Three degree of what the Marine Corps Exchange also available for youth upon through 26 from7 a.m. to 10 p.m. To programs are offered: Associate in Service has to offer. Here's what the request. For more information, call make a reservation, call Arts, Associate in Science, and an storese have to offer you: 284-6109. 284-4215/4062. Associate in Technology. Major -Main Exchange, Building 70: 284-6109. fields of study include the following: ciot hes, jewelry, audio-visual are given to adults from 8:15 to 9:30 accounting, behavioral science, equipment; p.m., Wednesday, and from 10 a.m. Christmas for singles secretarial administration, general -7-Day Store, Building 32: food, to noon, Saturday. For more "Christmas for Single Soldiers" studies, and foreign language. personal supplies; information, call 284-6161. will be held at Valent Recreation In aFurniture Department, Marine Beginners Spanish classes are willbe hld a Valnt Rcreaion In addition to the degree programs Barracks building 3005: gifts., feefo~o73pmusa Center, Fort Clayton 9 a.m. to 9:45 the college offers a variety of offered from to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday p.m. Dec 25. certificate programs which include: Cuio toe, M an s and Thursday. The all-day event begins with word Curio Store, Marine Barrack All active duty and retired coffee and breakfast goodies and business data processing, computer u n ama u un military, Department of Defense continues with tournaments, and programming, accounting, clerical, civilians and dependents are eligible alongs, and holiday movies. Join and management of business. to participate. in for fun and surprises. For more The residency requirement is A small fee is charged for each information call 287-4201. .class. reurme sixteen semester credit hours. A c CD C hours student may complete the remaining degree requirements at another Auto repair class C lde t homeausatend accredited institution and transfer Automotive repair classes cannot be le at home n n back the credits to PCC to receive an sponsored by the Albrook USARSO Child Development .sosrdb h lro Services (CDS) would like to remind associate degree. Automotive Self-Help Facility will parents during this holiday season of PCC will hold early registration Love that boy! be held at Building 441 Albrook the services available for the care of from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3-5, 8-12. Name: Alexander Giovanni Rivera AFss children. Hours of operation are as To be assured entry to the courses Born: Nov. 12, 1989 generator and carburetor repair to follows: you wish to take plan to register Weight: 7 lbs. 9 Ozs. minor tune-ups. Call for Child Development Center (CDC) before the regular registration period Length: 20 inches reservations. For more information Pacific, Building 39, Fort Clayton, Jan. 24-26. Tuition payment must be Parents: Jose and Brenda Rivera call 28613. 287-5657, Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m.made by money order to the U.S. midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.Treasurer. The college has a limited midnight; Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. revolving loan fund to assist students CDC Atlantic, Building 8351, in budgeting their costs. For further Margarita, 289-4511, Mondayinformation call the college office at Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 252-3107/3304. The CDC in Atlantic and Pacific communities will be closed Dec. 25 Dancercise and Jan. 1. A Dancercise sponsored by Pacific Holiday hours Theatre Art Centre will be held at The Child Development Centers Building 2060 Curundu. New announce a change in holiday hours sessions begin early January. Unique at Building 39, Fort Clayton and exercise program features sessions Building 8351, Margarita Complex. during the day or after duty hours. New hours are 6-11 p.m. Dec 31. Register in advance. For more Minimum of 10 advance reservations information call 286-4662 315;.

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 13 -Gold jewelry, emeralds and Birthday party diamonds in Building 70, every day A Birthdays of the Month from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; celebration will be held at Fort -Custom children's clothing, Clayton Youth Center 4 p.m. Dec 29. alsoinBuilding70everydayfrom 10 For more information call a.m. to 8 p.m.; 287-6451. -A video center, with electronic repairs in Building 65 every day from Free movie 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; The U.S. Naval Station Panama A barber and beauty shop in Canal Morale, Welfare and Building 94, open every day; Recreation Center is offering free National Car Rental in Building movies for all hands and family 665, open daily; members. The movies are shown at A seamstress in Building 3005, the Crews' Lounge, Building 88, and Marine Barracks, open daily; the MCSFCo classroom, Building -A laundry, in Buildings 70, 3005 (Marine Barracks). Two Rodman and 3005, Marine Barracks, different features are shown each open daily; night, one at 7 p.m. and another at 9 Volleyball tourney A linen (table cloths, settings, p.m. For more information, call V yb7r yetc.) store in Building 3005, Marine 283-5307. A 3-on-3 Volleyball Tournament Barracks, open daily; AA will be held at Fronius Gym, Fort -Don Lee Restaurant in Building Davis Dec. 30. For more information --__6302, Farfan, which is also open Sick and tired of being sick and call 289-3108 daily tired? Alcoholics Anonymous meets Trap 28-ge in Building 6550, Corozal, every Bowling tourney It's a BOY! Trap range night of the week -Monday thru J. Saramago U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at I I wling Name: Anthony MWR invites you to visit its Trap a.m. and 7 p.m. For more Tournament will be held at Curundu Born: Nov. 12, 1989 Bowling Center at I I am. Dc2. weight: 6 lbs. 15 ozs Range.inomtncl25-79 B'wTe atwo atDec 27. Legh: 1 ics The schedule is as follows: Thur, Meetings on the west bank of the There upe two categories for ngth: 18 inches Fri, 4 p.m. to dusk. Sat, Sun, and Canal are held in Building 40 on children up to 12 years. Prizes will be -Parents: Julian and Maria Saramago holidays, I I a.m. to 6 p.m. Firearms USNAVSTA Panama Canal. awarded. For more information call will be provided, rent free. Sunday thru Friday at 8 p.m. and 286-3914. Youth arts & crafts hour Sunday mornings at 9. The west Over-30 Basketball Youth Arts & Crafts will be held at Story bank phone is 283-5749. Ove-30BasetbllA Story H our for preschoolers will. An Over-30 Basketball Program the Fort Clayton Youth Center at be held at the Fort Clayton Library Youth activities sponsored by Reeder Fitness Center 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. For more FSD Youth Sports will hold a will begin registration Dec 27. begins i here will be different projects each information call 287-3806. Baseball/Softball registration 3-6 are invited to register.For more week. The next sessions will be on p.m. Monday thru Friday at Building call 287-3861. paper chains, Mexican lanterns and Craft class snow flakes. For more information 155, Fort Clayton. Girls and boys odiac tourneys call 287-645i. Learn how to make a table lamp at 16 to 18 years are invited to The following tournaments will be the Fort Davis Arts and Crafts participate. Atlantic registration is held at the 'Howard Recreation Center Mondays from 6-8 p.m. For accepted at Building 219, Fort Center: Softball more information call 289-5104. Espinar (289-4605). Jan. 3 -pingpong from 7 to 10 Registration for unit level and For more information call p. m. women's softball on the Atlantic side Pool reOpening 287-3252. Jan. 5 -pool from 7 to 10 p.m. is taking place now. To register or for The Rodman swimming pool, Woftball Jan. 7.darts from 7 to 10 p.m. additional information call 289-4112 U.S. Naval Station Panama Canal omens so Cash prizes will be awarded to the or 289-4002. has re-opened as. a 5-star facility. A Women's Softball Program winners. Preregistration is required. Racquetball tourney Featuring a refurbished pool. new sponsored by CRD Sports will be For more information, call furniture and an outstanding snack held at Building 154, Fort Clayton, 284-6161/6109. A racquetball tournament bar, Fleet Landing, the pool is open 7:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, sponsored by the Fort Sherman every day from 10 a.m. til 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Racquetball Ocean Breeze Community Center Interested participants contact The Howard Sports and Fitness will be held at Sherman Courts Jan. Spanish class Mrs. Ball at 287-5618. Center will begin intramural 12-14. A Beginners Spanish Class Cocoli service racquetball Jan. 15. A mandatory There will be three categories and a sponsored by the Valent Recreation The Cocoli Community Chapel, organizational meeting for all novice classification. Matches will be Center will be held at 6 p.m. located on 2nd Street Cocoli coaches will be held Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. the best two out of three. Mondays and Wednesdays. For Housing Area, will hold a Christmas at the Zodiac Recreation Center, Championships will be determined more information call 287-4201. Eve Worship Service 7 p.m. building 799. For more information, by a double elimination competition. r call 284-3451. Trophies awarded to first and second Water aerobics Coaches clinic .place winners. For more information Work off those holiday pounds and There will be a mandatory clinic call 289-6282. have fun doing it. You do not need to for coaches and officials involved in Coaches needed know how to swim. It's happening the Atlantic softball league at the now at the Farfan pool Mondays, the Atcantiotball lae at Coaches for Youth Baseball/SoftWednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 7 Sundial Recreation Center Jan. 8 at ball are urgently needed for various p.m. $1 per class. For more 11 a.m. leagues. Help, make this season a information, call Lisa Ortiz at Chapel activities success. 284-5094. For more information call 287Fort Clayton Chapel will hold 3253 or 2894605, or stop by Building Game night New Year's Eve activities 6-10 p.m. 219, Fort Espinar or Building 155, Games Nights, open to all U.S. s Dec. 31. Fort Clayton. government employees, are Monday Activities include pot-uck movie and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the and service. For more information Musicians needed Waterfront Inn Club, Coco Solo. call Parham Cain at 282-5526. The Zodiac Recreation Center is For more information, call 289-5109. looking for talented individuals in -a Photo class the areas of music, singing, dancing, Adult aerobics A class on using your new photo or comedy, rappers, etc., to audition for Adult aerobic classes are offered video camera sponsored by Fort the Tropic Entertainment Variety from 9 to 10 a.m., Monday, Davis Arts and Crafts Center will be Show, Jan. 21. All interested Wednesday and Friday, at the held at Building 251, Fort Davis, 3-5 personnel should c a ll Albrook Youth Center. p.m. Dec 28 and 24'p.m. Dec 30. 284-6161/3818. For more information, call Bring your film. For more 286-3195. information call 289-5104. Naval exchanges Pre-teen Did you know that the Naval party New Years event Station Panama Canal offers the A pre-teen birthday party following: sponsored by Fort Espinar Youth "Welcome the New Year" -allA deli in Building 4, open every Center will be held at Fort Davis night movies and breakfast, dav from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Park Bohio 3 p.m. Dec 27. sponsored bythe Sundial Recreation An ice cream parlor to open For more information calM Center, will be held Dec 31. For more soon behind main exchange' 289-460. information call 289-39.

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Tropic Times 14 Dec. 22, 1989 Bush approves satellite sale to China W ASHING TON (UP I) -interest." "This does not return the AUSSAT program for his country to last spring, including a halt on highPresident Bush, in another Export-Import Bank's activity to develop telecommunications and level exchanges, military sales and concession to China, informed business as usual with China," said broadcasting services, export of high-technology. Congress Tuesday that he has White House press secretary Marlin "Australia is a good friend and an In a statement seeking to justify approved the sale of three U.S.-built Fitzwater. important ally of the United States, the satellite sale Tuesday, Fitzwater satellites to the communist nation. But he said the "waiver, by and the timing of the licenses is said approval of the license "is in "It is in the national interest of the maintaining the status quo, preserves critical to the success of the keeping with the house the United States to lift" the ban on a level playing field for U.S. program," the press secretary said. president's policy not to disrupt export licenses for the satellites that business." The deadline for license approval, normal commercial relations with will be launched on Chinese-built Fitzwater held out the prospects of which Bush gave, was this month.China." rockets, Bush said in a letter to further dealings with China, saying Fitzwater said AsiaSat is He said denial of the licenses congressional leaders. they would be considered on a "casepreparing to provide "similar and "would put at risk a trade practices The action comes nine days after by-case basis as part of a continuing badly needed telecommunication agreement with China that helps National Security Adviser Brent review process." Sale of the satellites services to several friendly countries level the playing field for the U.S.Scowcroft and Deputy Secretary of had been delayed indefinitely by the in Asia." launch industry by requiring the State Lawrence Eagleburger made a administration last spring after The action comes amid new Chinese to abide by price and secret trip to China in an effort to Beijing crushed a pro-democracy congressional criticism of Bush's marketing guidelines." improve Sino-U.S. relations. It was movement with military force. secret dealings with China and "Furthermore, the United States," the second secret trip by the two since Fitzwater said, "The sale of three revelations that Scowcroft and he said, "should maintain its Beijing's bloody crackdown June 4 satellites represents approximately Eagleburger had a clandestine reputation as a reliable supplier for against pro-democracy demons$300 million worth of business for meeting in Beijing in July, a month the Australian government and the trators in Tiananmen Square. U.S. firms." after the crackdown against proAsiaSAT consortium." Bush has In addition, the president signed The three telecommunication democracy demonstrators. publicly insisted that relations with the International Development and satellites were built by U.S. Several members of Congress have China have not been normalized and Finance Act, and said he would companies for AUSSAT and accused the president of thathissanctionsremaininplace.He waive certain provisions in the bill AsiaSat, firms based in Australia and "kowtowing" to the Chinese, and has also indicated that he is still that' barsthe Export-Import Bank's Hong Kong, respectively. approval of the satellite sale was waiting for Chinese leaders to ease financing of U.S. business activities Fitzwater said Australian Prime expected to generate additional their repression of dissenters. with China. Minister Robert Hawke had urged outcries. Fitzwater told reporters earlier Bush said he was taking this action Bush to let the sale go through, The White House imposed a Tuesday that the administration had also "on the grounds of national emphasizing the importance of the number of sanctions against China not yet seen any signal of change. Nicaraguan tanks surround U.S. Embassy MANAGUA, Nicaragua (UPI) -surveillance to ensure that "Nicaraguan troops will do exactly "inviolability of the (embassy) as if it Nicaraguan troops backed by tanks Panamanian leader Gen. Manuel the same thing that North American were Nicaraguan soil." surrounded the U.S. Embassy in Noriega did not attempt to slip into troops do at the embassy in Lt. Col. Julio Ramos, who was in Managua Thursday in retaliation for either of the embassies. Panama," Nicaraguan Foreign charge of the Nicaraguan operation, the placement of U.S. tanks and "We would study a request from Minister Miguel D'Escoto said after said the Sandinista forces were troops around the Nicaraguan Noriega for asylum as we would if speaking with John Leonard, a U.S. following government orders and Embassy in Panama. George Bush requested it," D'Escoto Embassy representative who was that they were responding to. U.S. Some 100 Nicaraguan soldiers said. called to the Foreign Ministry in actions near the Nicaraguan carrying Soviet-made AK-47 On Wednesday, Nicaragua placed Managua. Embassy in Panama City. automatic rifles encircled the U.S. its troops on maximum alert because D'Escoto also said that President D'Escoto said he would study the Embassy compound at noon. At least of the U.S. attacks in Panama. Daniel Ortega had spoken by possibility of granting asylum to six T-55 tanks were also positioned in "I have also ordered the telephone with Nicaraguan Noriega if he asked for it, but added front of the embassy. mobilization of troops and a ambassador to Panama, Antenor he did not think he would ask for Nicaraguan officials said the maximum-grade alert nationwide," Ferrey, and asked him to defend the asylum. mobilization of troops at the U.S. Ortega said in a statement addressed Embassy was in retaliation for the to other heads of state and the So placement of U.S. tanks outside the secretaries-general of the United Nicaraguan embassy in Panama Nations and the Organization of City. American States. MOSCOW, (Reuter) -"How 'Look what your new relationship U.S. troops, tanks and other A newscaster for Radio Sandino, could the Americans have done this? with Washington is worth. If they military vehicles moved into position the official radio of the ruling It plays right into the hands of can invade Panama, they can invade around the Nicaraguan and Cuban Sandinista Front, said Wednesday, everyone who wants to see our two Nicaragua and Cuba too."' Just a embassies in Panama City Thursday. "The entire people of Nicaragua are countries remain enemies." few days after Malta, Gorbachev was U.S. authorities in Washington said on the alert, ready to combat United The anguished private comment effectively accused by senior the troops were engaging in States aggression." from a Soviet official clearly summed Communist officials at a key Party up Moscow's real reaction forum of kowtowing to the West. ElWednesday to the U.S. armed And although his opponents were Guermi lla offensive in El Salvador intervention in Panama. dismissed Wednesday in the Party Coming less than three weeks after daily Pravda as bankrupt failures fails to create general uprising his Malta summit with President clinging to dogma to save their Bush, the bloody fighting in Panama positions, such views are clearly City poses a new dilemma for Soviet widespread. WASHzINGTON (UPI)leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Cuban leader Fidel Castro's senio ; American official said untrained teenagers, enlisting them Either Moscow takes a tough declaration early this month that his Tuesd the guerrilla offensive in El as "militia." stand and risks damaging the much. country would "defend socialism" Salva has failed totally i its The teenagers, some of whom needed new relationship with even if it were alone found a ready object ,Vto create a general uprising received less than an hour's training Washington sealed in Malta with echo among "old thinkers" in in the 84ies and, as a result, peace is in firing a weapon, took heavy joint recognition that a new era of Moscow. nearer than before. casualties, and as many as 50 percent peace was at hand. But the official, speaking to of them were killed or wounded, or Or it takes a softer line and faces a "Castro's a fine person. He sticks reporters on the basis of no further quickly surrendered to government further loss of influence among leftist to his principles," is a comment both identification, said the crucial factor forces. movements and Third World states Soviet intellectuals and foreigners in the future of El Salvador is the That phase, the official said, has that still see the United States as an have heard widely from middle-level government's ability to convince the now evolved into the next stage, in "imperialist aggressor." Party workers. United States it will conduct a full which the FMLN is retreating to the Foreign diplomats in Moscow said Over recent months, Moscow has and fair investigation of the murder northern countryside in small units, that was the stark choice facing shown scant sympathy for of six Jesuit priests last month. suffering from shortages of food and Gorbachev on the international Panamanian leader Manuel Antonio Without that, he said, U.S. medicine and losing their ability to scene. Noriega, the target of the American confidence and support will be lost. communicate instantly with FMLN Domestically, liberal Soviet And initial reaction from the The official said the Farabundo headquarters. analysts said, the American action Sov itioreegn tinisry was Marti National Liberation Front Soviet Foreign Ministry was apparently believed its own In El Salvador, FMLN rebels would strengthen the hand of cautious, if firm. propaganda and expected an antireported Tuesday that 401 guerrillas, Communist Party hard-liners who "These actions, a violation of the government general uprising in El including 10 commanders, were see Gorbachev's "new thinking" as a United Nations charter and of the Salvador's cities leading to the killed in their fierce offensive that betrayal of revolutionary ideals. universally-accepted norms of interoverthrow of the Cristiani began Nov. 11. "Mutual trust between us is vital, state relations, should be condemned government. "To date, 401 of the bravest and and that's what we thought we were by the world community," a When that failed, he said, the most self-sacrificing sons of the both work g for, said one Soviet statement said. FMLN went into its second phase -fatherland have fallen in battle," the official, a strong supporter of the "The United States should stop its "bringing the war home to the rich" clandestine rebel-run Radio Kremlin chief's policies. armed intervention in Panama -by taking over wealthy enclaves Venceremos reported. "Now the conservatives can say: immediately."

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 15 hemisphereI Barco wins one, but faces long road BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuter) -newspaper wrote of the killing. all 107 people aboard, and the the first few weeks of the offensive, President Virgilio Barco has struck a Skepticism had grown in past government blamed the traffickers. output quickly recovered to between major blow against Colombia's drug weeks over the effective.ness of the The incident was followed by a half and 75 percent of Colombia's trade with the killing of a top cocaine crackdown. bombing that killed 63 people in previous estimated annual output baron but still has a long way to go to Until Friday, Medellin and Cali Bogota and was blamed on level of 350 to 450 tons. stamp it out. cartel leaders appeared to be immune Rodriguez Gacha and fellow accused "The cocaine trade will not end The death of Jose Gonzalo to the campaign, in which more than Medellin cartel chieftain, Pablo overnight. It will take weeks, Rodriguez Gacha, who was killed 11,000 people were arrested and Escobar. months, who knows, years," a senior Friday in a shootout with police, more than 2,000 properties linked to But Western diplomats say that military official said. removed a drug cartel leader accused drug traffickers seized. while the drug barons might now feel of organizing major terror attacks Adding to the sense that the drug more government pressure, it is not The widely held view is that Barco during the four-month-old drug war. lords could act with impunity was certain what effect this will have on will continue the drug war until he Rodriguez Gacha was the number their dramatic escalation of the drug Colombia's multi-billion dollar drug ends his four-year presidential term two man in the Medellin cocaine war late last month. trade. on Aug. 7, 1990. But it is uncertain cartel and also headed his own A Colombian airliner was A U.S. official said that while what the incoming president, who terrorist group, according to Gen. destroyed by a bomb Nov. 27, killing cocaine production was disrupted in will be.elected next May, will do. Miguel Angel Maza Marquez, chief L L * of the country's intelligence and Peru's debt cimbs to $19 bilnon i 1989 seuiyagency. The killing of Rodriguez Gacha LIMA, Peru (Reuter) -Peru's begin talking with the IMF." ineligible for new loans in 1986 gave Barco a major victory in the overall foreign debt will total $19 He spoke after Peru made a and the World Bank followed suit drug war at a time when support for billion by the end of 1989, up from token payment of $42.3 million to soon after, making it virtually his drug crackdown had weakened $17 billion previously cited, the the International Monetary Fund impossible for the country to within the ruling Liberal party. nation's chief debt negotiator said last week. It followed a draft receive commercial bank loans. On Thursday, the head of the last weekend. agreement with the lending Salinas, a former Finance Liberal party resigned due to the -Debt negotiator Abel Salinas agency that President Alan Garcia Minister, said that he held what he controversy over the policy of said 27 percent of Peru's debt is called a milestone for a Latin called exploratory talks with extraditing drug suspects to the owed to private commercial American debtor country. World Bank Vice president Peter United States. banks and the remaining 73 The IMF said the payment, Botelier last week in Washington Barco says the measure is a percent to multi-lateral lending which cleared arrears since Sept. and that Peru would have to pay fundamental aspect of the drug war agencies. 1 of this year, set the stage for talks $200 million next year to get fresh he began last Aug. 18. "We estimate that Peru's that could lead to normal loans. In the eyes of some commentators, overall foreign debt will be $19 relations between Peru and the When an IMF mission visits Rodriguez Gacha's killing provided billion by December 31," he said lending agency. Lima, probably in January, its badly needed credibility that the in a radio interview. Before last week's payment, members will find Peru gripped in crackdown could nab the drug lords, Until now, Peruvian officials Peru's arrears to multilateral an economic crisis for the second who so far had proven elusive. said that Peru's total foreign debt agencies, including the World year in a row. Economists have "The myth of invulnerability of the was $17 billion. -Bank and the Inter-American warned cumulative inflation may cartel chiefs is broken while that of "While Mexico owes more than Development Bank, stood at surpass one million percent next security forces is strengthened at a 51 percent of its debt to private $1.64 billion, of which $800 July when Garcia will hand over time public opinion had seriously banks, Peru only owes a quarter million were owed to the IMF. power to the winner of doubted its capacity," the El Tiempo to them. That is why we had to The IMF declared Peru presidential elections. Rebelsfailto bring ElSalvador closer to peace SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador failed to win popular support for a The government and army's image renew talks if the rebels stated (Reuter) -A month-long offensive mass insurrection. has been tarnished by the FMLN's publicly that they would stop attacks by leftist rebels has wreaked havoc in Politically, the FMLN suffered a -charges that the air force bombarded affecting civilians. El Salvador and claimed thousands setback last week when five Central civilians and by the brutal slaying of The rebels did not reply to that of victims, but has brought the American presidents, siding clearly six Jesuit priests by gunmen on Nov. proposal. They instead set out their country no closer to an end to its with Salvadoran President Alfredo 16. demands for talks, including an end 10-year-old civil war. Cristiani, urged the FMLN to stop its Human rights and church groups to a month-old state of siege, release The rebel Farabundo Marti attacks and negotiate. say evidence points to army of political prisoners and dismissal of National Liberation Front (FMLN) Diplomats say the impression that involvement in the murders. seven top army officers. surprised the right-wing Salvadoran the rebels were taking part in peace Diplomats say Congress could move The main hope for getting both government and its U.S. backers talks with the government until to cut crucial U.S. aid to El Salvador sides together soon appears to lie with the strength and skill of the shortly before the offensive while unless the government brings the with United Nations Secretarymilitary offensive launched Nov. I1. simultaneously preparing for war killers to justice. General Javier Perez de Cuellar. The army says some 2,500 people had also damaged their standing. With the offensive now dying At their meeting in Costa Rica last have died since then. "The FMLN has gained military down, the war, which has killed some week the Central American In the early stages of the offensive, credibility, but they have lost 70,000 people, appears to have once presidents asked Perez de Cuellar to the guerrillas embarrassed the army credibility on the negotiating front," again reached an uneasy impasse. mediate between the guerrillas and with their ability to strike in the one Western diplomat said. Guerrillas disappeared from the the government. cities, even turning some of the Rebel Radio Venceremos says the capital last week as quickly as they While the rebels rejected the capital's most exclusive suburbs into offensive has plunged the had come and the war returned to the presidents' agreement, which called battle zones. government into a deep political and traditional pattern of fairly smallfor the FMLN's demobilization, they But the government says the rebels military crisis. scale clashes in the provinces. accepted the proposal for mediation The guerrillas' stated objective in by Perez de Cuellar. Mexico nabs two U.S. drug pilots launching the offensive was to .E C strengthen their negotiating position MEXICO CITY (Reuter) -pounds of marijuana was by disproving the government's Police in northern Mexico seized discovered aboard a plane that contention that they were a spent more than 3,000 pounds of crash-landed on a clandestine military force. marijuana last weekend and airstrip in a remote desert area of Most political analysts believe arrested two American pilots on Sonora, Notimex said. both sides will eventually be forced to drug-smuggling charges, the It said the plane's pilot, an negotiate a solution because of the government news agency American identified as Douglas improbability of either side winning Notimex reported. Edward Jones, was arrested a few a total military victory and because It said a shipment of 2,623 miles from the airstrip, improving superpower relations pounds of marijuana was Another U.S. pilot, identified have made the climate less amenable captured by police after a as William Edward Brodwer, was for revolution in Central America. shootout with traffickers near arrested after landing his light But after a month of heavy Nogales, a city in northern Sonora twin-engine plane at the Nogales fighting, there appears to be no state on Mexico's border with airport without a flight plan, urgency to restart a governmentArizona. Notimex said. rebel dialogue, cut short by the rebels It did not elaborate, except to last month in protest at a bomb blast The traffickers' escaped, but say that the interior of Brodwer's at an opposition trade union office. several were believed to have been plane reeked of marijuana and Both the government and rebels wounded in the shootout. that he had confessed to say they are open to talks. Another shipment of 456 drug-running. -The government offered last week to

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Tropic Times U Dec. 22, 1989 Operation 'Just Cause SSgt. Kevin Washington searches a suspected member of the Panamanian Defense Forces on the yacht club pier at Fort A mador. Washington is assigned to Company A, 1st Infantry Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment, 193rd Infantry Brigade. (U.S. A rmy photo by Spec. PaulL. Sweeney) (below) A merican soldiers rest Army photo by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney) (below) A merican soldiers briefly rest near the Carcel Modelo (prison) in Panama City in the aftermath of intense fighting Wednesday morning. (U.S. Army photo by PFC Don Dees) Panamanian citizens seek food and shelter at Balboa High School after Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division Operation "Just Cause" began Wednesday morning. (U.S. Army photo by (Mechanized) patrol an area near the Carcel Modelo. (U.S. Army photo by Spec. Spec. John Moreland) John Moreland) Panamanian detainees are marchedfrom the streets surrounding the Commandancia by soldiersfrom Company B, 4th Infantry Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment (Mechanized). (U.S. A rmy photo by Spec. Paul L. Sweeney)

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 17 military news Army revises regulation regarding Article 15s WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -procedures will work for sergeants behavior, not as a permanent record Capofari said the change only A revisionto Army Regulation 27-10 and above: "The imposing that forever affects a soldier's applies to Article 15s imposed after will limit to one the number of Article commander may select the restricted career." the revised regulation takes effect. 15s that can be placed in the fiche for filing of the Article 15. restricted portion of Official Military When the Article 15 reaches the Cheney lak 'L ookin Glass Personnel Files for sergeants and enlisted records center at Fort C h wey may / E w Aing G lius above. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., a review WASHINGTON (UPI) -command aircraft capable of Changes to the regulation, slated will be made of the soldier's restricted Defense Secretary Dick Cheney waging a nuclear war in case the to take effect Jan. 25, will also file. If an Article 15 is already filed on said he will probably reject an Air president and most U.S. civilian prevent Article 15s from becoming a the restricted fiche, the present Force proposal to halt round-theleaders are killed in a surprise permanent part of the records of Article 15 will be filed on the clock "Looking Glass" flights of nuclear attack. soldiers in grades E-4 and below. performance fiche so that it can be aircraft capable of directing a The Air Force proposed that According to Maj. Paul A. seen by promotion and selection nuclear war. the planes, collectively referred to Capofari of the Army Office of the boards." "It's been proposed, but I don't as "Looking Glass,"be kept on the Judge Advocate General, the "But, since Article 15s for (junior believe we'll go forward with it;" ground some of the time. The changes are intended to avoid soldiers) are not forwarded for Cheney told reporters last week planes would be shifted "to "hiding multiple misconduct" of inclusion in the OMPF, this review of when asked about the Air Force continuous ground alert with a senior soldiers and allow junior the restricted fiche will only look for recommendation, first reported in specified number of sorties per soldiers to overcome mistakes. Article 15s imposed after the soldier Friday's New York Times. -week," the Times said, quoting Under the current version of AR was promoted to sergeant." "It's just a question of an Pentagon budget documents. 27-10, "Military Justice," Article l5sforsoldiersingradeE-4 economy measure basically," Currently, each "Looking commanders may direct that an and below will stay in unit files, Cheney said. "I don't propose to Glass" flight is commanded from Article 15 be filed in either the rather than be forwarded for go forward with it. That is to say, Omaha, Neb., by a Strategic Air performance fiche or restricted fiche permanent filing. The record of the it's come up to us from within the Command general who could of soldiers' OMPFs. Normally, Article 15 will be destroyed after two Air Force. We haven't finished the assume control of nuclear forces if selection boards evaluate soldiers years or when the soldier is (budget) package yet, but my the nation's top leaders were to be based solely on their performance reassigned, whichever comes first. guess is we will not go forward killed. fiches; only certain selection and with taking'Looking Glass'down. The Air Force estimated the review panels can access soldiers' "Article 15 is intended to be a "I think well continue to fly it flight reduction would save about restricted fiches, and only under disciplinary tool for commanders," as we have in the past." $20 million in fiscal 1991, which certain circumstances. Capofari said. "It should be used for The Times reported in begins next Oct. 1. Capofari explained how the new quick punishment to correct Saturday's editions, meanwhile, Cheney also confirmed a report that Cheney initially endorsed the that he would press for full Boards access restricted fiche proposal and was to present a production of five B-2 stealth recommendation to the White bombers in the 1991 budget, House Friday, but upon hearing rejecting a suggestion by the Air WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -of those selected officers who have media reports about the idea Bush Force that the $70 billion program To ensure that only the best qualifed adverse information on their R-fiche rejected it. be stretched out to make the soldiers are placed in positions of or in files maintained by the Quoting unnamed Bush yearly-costs politically palatable. high trust and responsibility, some Inspector General, Criminal administration officials, the "Ifyougobackandlookat(this selection boards have access to the Investigation Command or the Times said no explanation was year's congressional) conference restricted portions of microfiche Central Clearance Facility, given as to why Bush rejected the agreement,you'll find that we, in personnel records. For NCOs, the R-fiche is reviewed proposal. effect, cut a deal on the B-2, which The R-fiche is the section of the by command sergeants major and Since 1961 the Air Force has was two aircraft in '90 and five Official Military Personnel File used sergeants major selection boards, continuously kept aloft a aircraft in '91," Cheney said. to file some information of a Sergeants Major Course boards and derogatory nature, such as results of boards that select command disciplinary actions, investigative sergeants major and sergeants major reports or appellate actions. for retention beyond 30 years. The Cpm Army personnel officials say that review is done after the voting is access to the R-fiche is carefully completed, and only on those NCOs during upcom ing R EFOR GER 90 controlled so that only information tentatively selected. If the review relevant to the selection process is reveals information that would make WASHINGTON (ARNEWS) -the DoD statement read. selection boards, and then only when the NCO's selection inappropriate, it The United States will opt for more The new REFORGER and its it's appropriate. Actions that have could result in the NCO's removal computer simulation and less follow-up field training exercise, been successfully appealed will not be from the selection list. personnel and equipment during the Centurion Shield '90, will use looked at by selection boards. For all other promotion, school 1990 Return of Forces to Germany computer simulations tested during Accurate, relevant and complete and command selection boards, the exercise, slated to begin in January. exercise Caravan Guard in information on the R-fiche is board president may request access REFORGER '90, this year's September. Caravan Guard reviewed during the voting process to the R-fiche. All such requests must demonstration of U.S. commitment combined field training exercises, for all officer selective early go to the Deputy Chief of Staff for to the defense of Europe, will feature command field exercises and retirement boards. Personnel, and the convening a 15 percent reduction in troops command post exercises through the For colonel promotion boards and authority's designee considers these deploying from the United States and Joint Exercise Simulation System. battalion and brigade command requests on a case-by-case basis, the total elimination of main battle Using the JESS, battlefield decisions selection boards, a panel of senior weighing the best interests of both the tanks from the exercise. made by unit leaders were fed into a officers conducts a post-board review individual and the Army. According to a statement released computer, which evaluated them by the Defense Department, about based on the changing battlefield Airmen earn degrees from CCAF 15,000 troops deployed to Europe in scenaho. '88. The 1989 REFORGER was The simulations "proved HOWARD AFB (24th COMPW permanent-change-of-station moves cancelled while the services worked exceptionally successful in meeting PA) -Nineteen Howard enlisted were: TSgt. Albert Aguilar, SSgt. on changes to the exercise series. the goals of increasing training personnel were awarded their John Eves, Sgt. Steven W. Fall, "The revised REFORGER '90 will effectiveness while reducing costs associate in applied science degree SSgt. Ricardo A. Morgan, SSgt. continue to demonstrate U.S. resolve and the environmental impact," the from the Community College of the John H. Reid III, MSgt. Carolina and ability to rapidly reinforce DoD statement read. Air Force recently. Santiago, and SSgt. Gregory Europe, produce highly effective The 1990 exercises will require The degree signifies completion of Schmalfeldt. training at reduced costs and fewer tracked vehicles; no U.S. main two years of collegiate-level study Brig. Gen. Robin G. Tornow, decrease environmental damage," battle tanks will be used. related to the graduate's Air Force 830th Air Division commander, specialty code. delivered the commencement The graduates who attended the address and encouraged the ceremony at the Howard NCO Club graduates to seek higher goals in were: TSgt. Joseph C. Beard Jr., education as well as the higher goal in TSgt. John R. Hellweg, SSgt. Karen life -wisdom. After congratulating A. Holmes, SrA. Tamara S. the graduates, Tornow Jacobson, SSgt. Rick W. Langstraat, presented them with their diplomas. SSgt. William R. Lossner, SSgt. CCAF provides high quality David J. Morgan, SMSgt. Kenneth educational programs which reflect G. Reese, MSgt. James G. Solomon, personal and professional growth Sgt. Donald D. Tinder, MSgt. consistent with Air Force Michael S. Tripp, and SSgt. requirements. The college is Charlotte E. Williams. accredited by the Commission on Those graduates unable to attend Colleges of the Southern Association the ceremony due to recent of Colleges and Schools.

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 198917 sports British may ban Duran due to weight gain LONDON (UPI) -Roberto results in him ballooning 28 pounds "We have got to protect Duran "Boxing is a great sport, but Duran could be banned from boxing above his fighting weight when not in from himself," Dr. Whiteson said. sometimes it is difficult to defend. If in Britain because authorities are training. "It's a shame. If he does come we we create ammunition, British concerned about his fluctuating "If Duran was to box Benn now I would give him all sorts of tests. boxing will end up shooting itself in weight. would want assurances that he is not Even a complete psychological the foot." The warning Tuesday by Dr. allowing his weight to go above seven assessment. The board also said that since Adrian Whiteson, the British Boxing pounds above his normal weight, and "There must be a doubt about just Duran lost his super middleweight Board of Control's chief medical that is without taking slimming aids," how he lost so much weight for his bout against Leonard while fighting officer, came a day after promoter Dr. Whiteson said: recent fight against Sugar Ray at 158 pounds his status as Barry Hearn announced Duran "He would have to satisfy us with a Leonard. The Durans of this world middleweight champion (160-pound would fight Nigel Benn over the number of strict criteria. do boxing no good at all by allowing limit) should be reviewed by the summer. That's what we would want at the themselves to get so unfit." WBC. The board cast further doubt on board. If he wants to be world class, Whiteson once banned an ailing "Personally, I feel his title should the fight by questioning Duran's don't insult your sport or the public." Muhammad Ali from fighting British be declared vacant," Board Secretary right to the World Boxing Council On Dec. 7, Sugar Ray Leonard champion John Gardner in London. John Morris said. "But that's middleweight title. scored a unanimous decision over "We don't want another Ali something the WBC should think Duran's indulgent lifestyle often Duran. situation in this world," he said. about and consider seriously." Britanicospueden cwwelarpelea deDuranpor peso LONDRES -(UPI) Roberto peso mediano del consejo mundial de mundial, no insulte su deporte 6 el John Gardner en Londres. Duran puede ser excluido del boxeo boxeo. publico." "Nosotros no queremos otra en Gran Bretafna porque las El estilo indulgente de vida que El 7 de diciembre, Sugar Ray situaci6n como la de Ali en este autoridades estan preocupados con lleva Durin frecuentemente resulta Leonard obtuvo una. decisi6n mundo," 61 express. "El boxeo es un lo concerniente ala fluctuaci6n de su con un sobre peso de 28 libras mas de unAnime sobre DurAn. gran deporte, pero algunas veces es peso. su peso de pelea cuando no esta en Nosotros tenemos que proteger a dificil de defender. Si nosotros La advertencia fu6 anunciada el entrenamiento. DurAn de si mismo," afiadio el Dr. creamos municiones, entonces el martes por el Dr. Adrian Whiteson "Si Duran fuera a boxear con Whiteson. Es una verdadera lastima. b o x e o Br it An i c o term in a r a jefe oficial medico de la junta de Benn ahora, yo quisiera asegurarme Si 61 viene nosotros le admidisparandose a si mismo." control de boxeo BritAnico, el aviso que 61 no permitira que su peso nistraremos toda clase de examenes. La junta tambien dijo que desde ocurri6 al siguiente dia de que el aumente mas de siete libras sobre su Incluyendo una completa evaluaci6n que Durnn perdi6 su titulo super promotor Barry Hearn anunci6 que peso normal, y que sea logrado sin psicol6gica. peso mediano en el asalto contra Duran se enfrentaria con Nigel Benn ingerir ningun producto para Leonard en el cual su peso era 158 en el verano. adelgazar," el Dr. Whiteson dijo: Hay una duda referente a la libras en su categoria como campe6n La junta mostr6 aun mas "El tendra que satisfacernos en perdida de peso de la reciente pelea de peso mediano (con un limite de incertidumbre en la realizaci6n de la una cierta cantidad de estrictas contra Sugar Ray Leonard. Los 160 libras) deberia ser revisado por el pelea cuando cuestionar6n el reglas. Eso es lo que queremos en la Duranes de este mundo no le hacen el consejo mundial de boxeo. derecho que Duran tiene al titulo junta. Si 61 quiere ser categoria boxeo ningun bien al permitir que Personalmente, yo pienso que su ellos esten fuera de condiciones titulo deberia ser declarado vacante," fisica s" el secretario de lajunta John Morris Whiteson en el pasado no permiti6 dijo, "pero eso es algo que elconsejo SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -Reynolds, 45, took over as head al enfermizo Muhammad Ali de mundial de boxeo debe analizar y Basketball legend Bill Russell has coach following Russell's tenure, enfrentarse la campe6n BritAnico considerarlo seriamente. been fired as vice president of the when the Kings had the fourth-worst R Sacramento Kings, and coach Jerry record in the NBA. The Kings are a R uddock signs tonight D okes Reynolds has been named director of hapless 7-14 this season. player personnel, the team said Lukenbill said Reynoids was NEW YORK (UPI) -Donovan will be in late March or early April, Tuesday. appointed director of player "Razor" Ruddock and Michael depending on the site. Muhammad, The Kings said a search would personnel but would continue as Dokes, who both accuse heavyweight Ruddock's promoter, said he is begin immediately to find a interim head coach until his champion Mike Tyson of ducking leaning toward Madison Square replacement for Reynolds. replacement was found. them, will fight each other this Garden but is entertaining offers Kings Managing General Partner Lukenbill said Russell was being spring, it was announced Tuesday. from Las Vegas, Nev., Toronto and a Gregg Lukenbill said the shakeup replaced by Rick Benner, the team's Promoter Murad Muhammad country "in the eastern part of the was "in the best interest of the vice president for business. said at a news conference the bout world." organization. It has become evident Russell has been criticized locally that our franchise was not moving in for the Kings' acquisition of Pervis a positive direction." Ellison, the No. 1 pick in the NBA's Russell, 55, has come under 1989 college draft, and Ralph increasing criticism for his role in two Sampson, the 7-foot-4 star center costly trades and his aloofness with who the Kings obtained in a Sept. 27 fans. He has served as the Kings'vice deal with the Golden State Warriors. president in charge of basketball Both have been hampered by operations since March 1988. injuries and are unable to play. LeMond gets 'sportsman' award MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) -Tour sprayed into LeMond's chest and de France cycling champion Greg abdomen. LeMond was named Sports After waiting for help for 45 Illustrated magazine's 1989 minutes and losing two pints of "Sportsman of the Year" Tuesday. blood, LeMond was flown to the LeMond, 28, a native of Reno, University of California's Davis Nev., who now lives in Wayzata, Medical Center in Sacramento where Minn., won his second Tour de some of the pellets were removed. France this summer after recovering LeMond then suffered an from near-fatal wounds suffered in a emergency appendectomy in the 1987 shooting accident. LeMond winter of 1987 and had surgery on an surprised the experts who predicted infected tendon in his right shin in he would not overcome a 50-second July 1988. deficit to overall leader Laurent "The last two years have been the Fignon at the start of the tour's 27most humiliating of my life," kilometer final time trial. LeMond said after his victory in July. LeMond had become the first c "Riders and team managers thought American to win the French race in I was through, and that made me 1986. He finished second in 1985 and more determined than ever to third in 1984. return." LeMond was hunting wild turkeys SI has named a Sportsman of the outside Sacramento, Calif., in April year since 1954 when miler Roger 1987 when he was accidentally shot Bannister won it. Los Angeles by his brother-in-law, Patrick Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser won GregLeMond, winner ofthel989 Tour deFrance cycling classic poses withhis Blades. Sixty steel pellets were in 1988. son Geoffery after capturing the title in Paris July 23. (AP Laserphoto)

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2 Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 NFL picture comes into focus during final week NEW YORK (AP) -The NFL WEST Miami can still be a wild card. and the homefield advantage playoff picture: SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (13-2): INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-7): throughout the AFC playoffs. They have clinched the division The Colts will win the division if they LOS ANGELES RAIDERS (8-7): National Conference championship and the home-field win at New Orleans next week and If the Raiders beat the New York EAST advantage throughout the NFC Buffalo loses. They also clinch a wild Giants next week, they have a chance car wth vctry ecus ofa -5 fo awld cad. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10playoffs. card with a victory because of a 7-5. 5): They need one victory to clinch a LOS ANGELES RAMS (10-5): If conference record. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-7-1): wild-card spot. Philadelphia will they win next week at New England, CENTRAL The Chiefs are a long shot. They must clinch the division if they beat they reach the playoffs as a wild card. The w ies we and hope lmost Phonixnex wek ad te Gant Een f tey ose th Ras cn mke HOUSTON OILERS (9-6): The win next week and hope almost all Phoenix next week and the Giants Even if they lose, the Rams can make Oilers will clinch the division if they other contenders lose. If the Chiefs lose to the Raiders because the Eagles it if Minnesota, Green Bay or win next week at home against win and Cleveland loses, the Chiefs beat the Giants twice this season. Washington loses. (Washington is Cleveland. If Houston loses, it will be have a potential tiebreaker over the NEW YORK GIANTS (11-4): already eliminated, but can still get a wild card if Cincinnati also loses Browns because Kansas City's 6-7-I They have clinched a wild-card involved in a tiebreaker situation at becar th Cinersiswept Pitts Bonsrece K nsrd w ityd bebte plaoffspo. Te Gant ca clnch 10-6 with Green Bay and the Rams because the Oilers swept Pittsburgh, conference record would be better playoff spot. The Giants can clinch -06wt re ByadteRm Miami and the Raiders, than Cleveland's 5-6-I. the NFC East by beating the Raiders that would put the Packers into the CLam N R Ns (8-6-'): ne xt week, or if they and playoffs by conference record; if The Browns will win the division if SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-8): P e phiaeea h osifhe. and there is a two-way tie, the Rams are in TheT win the ivend The Seahawks must beat Philadelphi each lose.because they beat Green Bay; but if they win at Houston. If' Cleveland Wsigo nterfnlgm.Te Washington is involved it becomes a loses, it can be a wild card if Kansas Washington in their final game. They CENTRAL three-iaygtie, wnvvit coe e City loses and only one other wildalso need Indianapolis, Buffalo, three-way tie, with conference cadcnedrfnse -.Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, the Raiders MINNESOTA VIKINGS (9-6): records the determinant). card contender finishes 9-7. and Kansas City to lose. The Vikings must win the division to CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-7): reach the playoffs; they cannot be a American ConferenceBengas must win and get much wild card. Minnesota can clinch with EAST help to be a wild card. To have a a victory over Cincinnati Monday BUFFALO BILLS (8-7): The Bills chance, they must have Houston night, or if Green Bay loses to Dallas. can clinch the division by winning and-or Pittsburgh in any multipleThe Vikings hold the tie-breaker over Saturday against the New York Jets. team ties since the Bengals lost headthe Packers because of a better Buffalo holds the tiebreaker to-head meetings with Miami. division record. advantage in the division because it Indianapolis and the Raiders. GREEN BAY PACKERS (9-6): beat Miami twice and has a better Cincinnati could be eliminated by the Green Bay must win next week to AFC East record than Indianapolis. time it plays next Monday night make the playoffs. If the Packers beat If the Bills lose, they can win the against Minnesota. Dallas and Minnesota loses to division if Indianapolis and Miami PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8 Cincinnati, the Packers win the both lose, or can be a wild card if division. If the Rams and Indianapolis, Kansas City, 7): Pittsburgh must win next week Philadelphia each lose and Green Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, the R and have almost all the other Bay wins, the Packers are a wild card and Seattle all lose.lose. because of conference record. For the MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-7): The same reason, the Packers also are a Dolphins must win to reach the WEST wild card if the Rams lose and Green playoffs. They will win the division if .DENVER BRONCOS (11-4): The Bay and Washington wins. Buffalo and Indianapolis both lose. Broncos have clinched the division Dravecky honored BgTen could become'Big Eleven DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -Dave o Dravecky, who battled cancer to STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -Tarman said the Nittany Lions are Penn State president Bryce Jordan keep pitching for the San Penn State officially shed its committed to play basketball and said school administrators would Francisco Giants, has been voted independent status Tuesday but that other sports in the Atlantic 10 take part in Big Ten conference-wide the 1989 winner of the Hutch doesn't mean the Big Ten Conference through the 1990-91 season. But meetings. He also suggested giving Award. will shed its name. conference commissioner Ron Penn State students the ability to The Hutch Award honors the "Right now the Big Ten still Bertovich took a dim view of the cross-register at other Big Ten memory of Fred Hutchinson, who sounds right even though it may very current situation. schools. was manage g the Cncrnati Reds well be the Big Ten with an asterisk," "I don't like the lame duck status," The last change in the conference The award is based on the Stanley Ikenberry, president of the Bertovich said Tuesday, adding that occurred in 1950, when Michigan t of a panel of major-league University of Illinois and chairman the nine athletic directors in the State filled a vacancy left four years broadcasters and sports writers. of the Big Ten's Board of Directors, co n fe r en c e w o u I d di s cuss earlier by Chicago's departure. groadste and sats whrs said during a news conference at Wednesday what its course of action Last week, Penn State coach Joe goes to an athlete whoil Penn State's campus. may be. Paterno said he would welcome the displaringhe cdrt w e While Penn State is a member of lkenberry said presidents of the move to join Michigan, Michigan competitive instincts and the Big Ten, the Nittany Lions will Big Ten schools decided Dec. 10 to State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Hutchinson. have to wait a few years before extend an invitation to Penn State Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern. Dravecky underwent surgery to competing for a berth in the Rose based on similar academic standards Purdue and Indiana. rveck underwenh s eto Bowl, and its reputation for running a clean Paterno, while he was also athletic remove a tumor from the deltoid Because of scheduling obligations, athletic program. He also said no director, tried in the early 1980s to muscle in his upper left arm on Penn State is not likely to play a Big other schools are being considered form an all-sports conference of Oct. 7, 1988, after spending most Ten football schedule until the midfor admittance and no schools would Eastern schools. But basketball's Big of the season on the disabled list. 1990s. The Big Ten has a television be asked to drop out. East Conference began in 1979-80 mightnever pitch again,Dravecky contract through 1996, while Penn went through a rugged State athletic director Jim Tarman Fo rerc a h1 reghbilitrtion chr and by said his school plans to enter ana Former Redskin coach Allen takes job rehabilitation program, and by 1991-94 television contract with the mid-season of 1989 was ready to College Football Association. as head of struggling college program try his ar-m in the minor leagues. Ohrsot hudb bet After three successful Other sports should be able to appearances, he made his first participate sooner, some as soon as LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -struggling program and I enjoy aptarnfo sthe Giadts rs. the 1990-91 season, Big Ten Former NFL coach George Allen teaching," Allen said in a telephone start for the Giants Aug. 10 commissioner Jim Delany said. said late Monday night that he has interview from his Palos Verdes against the Cincinnati Reds. Penn State, for years the leading accepted the job as Long Beach home just before midnight. Although manager Roger Craig Eastern football power, has played State's football coach. "And it's such a tough job that I'd fiveenindshe held h R an independent football schedule Allen, 71, will be introduced as like to try to leave a legacy there. And one hit through seven innings and ce its program began in 1887. The head coach of the struggling program it's near my home. I've had other retired after the eighth, getting rest of Penn State's athletic program at a press conference Tuesday opportunities but I would have had credit for a 4-3 victory, competes in the Atlantic 10 afternoon, to move, so that was a big factor. I Conference. Earlier reports quoted Allen as met the (university president and vice He made his next start five days Delany said unfinished business saying he had turned down the job. later in Montreal, but collapsed on remains. "There are a myriad of But after a long day of negotiating president and athletic director and the mound in pain with a fracture competitive and business complexiwith Athletic Director Corey they all seemed to be committed to in the area of his previous surgery ties that need to be worked out," he Johnson, Allen said he accepted the changing the image. during the game. said, job at about I I p.m. Monday. Dravecky then entered a new Details of the agreement will be Allen said he reached a verbal "I'm no miracle worker. and I hope round of treatment but a new negotiated by athletic directors, agreement with the school but hasn't we can turn the program around in tumor was discovered in October neoitdb tlei ietr.2-to-3 years." and he faces surgery in January. administrators, coaches and faculty signed a contract vet. He said a Hereted athe es d r te Jaon .representatives and will take months contract would probably be for three Allen will replace Larry Reishig, Heretired at the end of the season. to complete, Delany said. Both Penn years. who resigned in November after The award will be presented State and the Big Ten must agree to "I think that one of the reasons I'll compiling an 11-24 record over thiec Feb. 10 the final terms. accept is that I'm trying to save a seasons.

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 Pro Bowl selects Taylor, Munoz for ninth year NEW YORK (AP) -Lawrence led the AFC squad with six players the 49ers with a 10-5 mark. others were both high first-round Taylor and Anthony Munoz joined for the game, to be played at Denver (11-4), which has won the picks -Detroit's Barry Sanders, last some select company Wednesday Honolulu Feb. 4. AFC West and will have home field year's Heisman Trophy winner, who when each was named to the Pro The Vikings (9-6), who need a win throughout the playoffs, got four will start at running back for the Bowl for the ninth consecutive year. over the Bengals Monday night or a onto the squad -safety Dennis NFC, and Derrick Thomas of Munoz, the Cincinnati tackle who Green Bay loss to Dallas Sunday to Smith, linebacker Karl MecklenKansas City, who will start at outside has set a standard for his position, clinch the NFC Central, will have six burg, nose tackle Greg Kragen and linebacker for the AFC. became the first offensive lineman to starters -defensive end Chris kicker David Treadwell. achieve that honor. The New York Doleman, defensive tackle Keith But the Giants, who lead the NFC Judge approves bout Giants' Taylor, who has defined Millard, cornerback Carl Lee, safety East and have the NFC's second-best outside linebacking since entering Joey Browner, tackle Gary record, had only two -Taylor and ATLANTIC CITY, N.J,(UPI) the league in 1981, has made it in all Zimmerman and guard Randall kick returner David Meggett. -A New Jersey superior tourt nine of his NFL seasons. McDaniel. The NFC East choices were nearly judge Thursday denied a request The only other players to make Tight end Steve Jordan made it as in inverse order to their teams' for an injunction to stop the Jan. nine straight Pro Bowls are Franco a backup. success. George Foreman and Gerry Harris and Jack Lambert of The Bengals' contingent is led by Fourth-place Phoenix (5-11) had Cooney. Pittsburgh and Randy White of Munoz. Three other Bengals will four; Philadelphia (10-5) had three; Bilal Mohammad and Bahar Dallas. No player has made it more start -running back James Brooks, the Giants had two, and the Mohammad brought a case than nine times. tight end Rodney Holman and safety Washington Redskins (9-6) one, against Foreman, promoter Top David Fulcher -while quarterback defensive end Charles Mann. The Rank Inc., and host Caesars For the second straight year, the Boomer Esiason and guard Max Dallas Cowboys (1-14) had none. World, stating they had fight Minnesota Vikings had the most Montoya are backups. contracts with Foreman. They players selected, down from nine last There were three rookies among claimed Foreman owed $150,000 season to seven. That's despite a San Francisco, which has clinched the 82 players selected. in advance training payments for disappointing season in which their the NFC West and home field One was Meggett, a fifth-round rights that never materialized. playoff chances still are in doubt. advantage in the playoffs with a 13-2 draft pick from Towson State who Judge Anthony Gibson denied And Cincinnati, which is only 8-7 mark, had six men on the team, as has had three touchdown runs of 50 their request. and in danger of missing the playoffs, did the Los Angeles Rams, who trail or more yards with short passes. The II Russell takes third NCAA Division 1-AA title, retires STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) -Erk his third NCAA Division l-AA Information Director Matt Rogers. announcing that a drainage ditch Russell, who resurrected football at national championship in five years. Tim Stowers, the Eagles' offensive beside his practice field had become Georgia Southern College after 40 Russell, 63, will become associate coordinator, will become head "Beautiful Eagle Creek," flowing years, retired as head coach athletic director for football coach, Rogers said. with mystical powers. Wednesday, just days after winning operations, said Southern Sports "Erk'sEagles"defeatedStephenF. The Eagles won national M ontana to be 'M an of the year' Austin 37-34 last Saturday for their championships in 1985 and 1986 and third Division l-AA championship, played in the championship game in ST. LOUIS (UPI) -Quarterback Anderson's single-season NFL concluding a perfect 15-0 season. 1988, losing that one to Furman. Joe Montana of the San Francisco record of 70 percent. Russell was interviewed for the 49ers, who is winding up the best allThe former Notre Dame star also The Southern football office said vacant head coaching position at round passing season in NFL is leading the NFL this season in Russell would not comment before Georgia last winter following the history, was named Thursday as the yards per attempt and touchdownan afternoon news conference. retirement of Dooley, his longtime 1989 Man of the Year by The to-interception ratio. He has passed Russell, a bald defensive guru friend and boss. Sporting News. the 3,000-yard mark this season for from Vince Dooley's Georgia But he told the Bulldogs he would Montana became a full-time starter the sixth straight time, tying the Bulldogs, became a folk hero in prefer to stay at Southern. for the 49ers in 1981. Since then, San league record also held by Dan Georgia after he went to Statesboro Russell molded some top defensive Francisco has a record of 96-37-1 in Fouts. in 1981 to resurrect a football squads in 17 years at Georgia, the regular season and has won seven Montana becomes the 21st athlete program that had been dead since including the Bulldogs' 1980 NFC West titles, including this year. to win the award. He will receive a 1941. championship team. Montana also has led the 49ers to specially created 18-inch Waterford three Super Bowl appearances in the Crystal trophy, valued at $15,000, at His first team, composed entirely This week, after his third national 1980s, and San Francisco has won all a luncheon Feb. 6 in New York City. of walk-ons, went 7-3-1 playing at the championship victory, Russell had three. The trophy, first crafted in 1982, club level in 1982 .By 1984, the indicated he would take some time Entering the 1989 season, has been presented to the five most Eagles were in Division l-AA, where and consider what to do next. Montana had the NFL's highest recent winners of Man of the Year Russell went 70-14-0 over the next careerpassingrating(92.0).Withone --Larry Bird, Pete Rose, Peter six seasons, the best record in the Stowers has been -Russell's game to play, he is on a pace this Ueberroth, Bowie Kuhn and Whitey country. offensive coordinator for two years, season to break Milt Plum's season Herzog -as well as to the first serving as offensive line coach in the record of 110.4, set in 1960. Woman of the Year, Jackie JoynerOverall, Russell was 83-22-1 with three years prior to that. Before Montana already is the league's Kersee, who won the award last year. the Eagles. And he became a hit with joining the Eagles' staff in 1985, he career percentage passing leader (63 The award has been presented fans for reasons that went beyond served as offensive line coach and percent through 1988). He has a since 1968 to a sports figure who winning, as he tirelessly promoted recruiting coordinator at chance this season to break Ken greatly influenced his or her field. Eagle football -to the point of Jacksonville State in Alabama. Brooks signs 3-year, $6 million contract with Dodgers LOS ANGELES (AP) -Hubie "I think the time was right for me contention in the NL East, may have teams. Brooks agreed to a $6 million, threeto come west," said Brooks, a native spurred Montreal to consider Brooks is a .276 lifetime hitter with year contract with the Dodgers on of Los Angeles who has a home changes. 103 homers and 609 RBIs in 10 Thursday, adding a proven rightabout 20 minutes from Dodger Brooks, a right fielder for the past seasons. He began his career with the handed hitter to Los Angeles'lineup Stadium. "I never thought I would two seasons, hopes to play the same New York Mets in 1980 and was and creating a battle among four get a chance to come. back home and position for the Dodgers. In the past, traded to the Expos in December outfielders. play. Since I am older, that chance he has played third base and 1984 in a deal that sent Gary Carter Brooks joins Kirk Gibson, Kal was just about over." shortstop. to the Mets. Daniels and Juan Samuel in the Brooks' contract calls for a After the trade for Samuel was crowded outfield. On Wednesday, $950,000 signing bonus, $1.5 million made Wednesday, Dodger manager MG JAMES H. RUMBAUGH Los Angeles acquired Samuel from next season and $2 million in each of Tom Lasorda mentioned that WELLNESS CENTER the New York Mets for outfielderthe following years. Gibson would probably be in right first baseman Mike Marshall and There's also a no-trade clause that field and Daniels in left. OPEN MON. TUE. WED.& FRI reliever Alejandro Pena. prevents Los Angeles from sending "The main thing is to have Hubie's 7:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Like Samuel, Brooks was shifted Brooks back to Montreal or to any bat and glove in the lineup," Dodgers THURSDAY 11 a.m. to 4:15p.m. two seasons ago from the infield to American League team other than general manager Fred Claire said the outfield. Both are former Allthe California Angels. Thursday, answering a question BUILDING 52 Stars who has been slipping, and that He is the fourth free agent to leave about how much Brooks would play NEXT TO REEDER GYM each is prone to strike out -Samuel the Expos in the offseason. Earlier, right field. FT. CLAYTON 120 times last season and Brooks 108. pitchers Mark Langston, Bryn Smith The Dodgers were last in the major Brooks, 33, batted .268 with 14 and Pascual Perez chose not to releagues with 554 runs last season. PHONE 287-4817 home runs and 70 RBIs with sign with Montreal. Only St. Louis hit fewer home runs Montreal last season. This week, he than Los Angeles' 89 and the rejected salary arbitration and again Brooks said the Expos'late-season th Lo Age'9a te F said he did not intend to return to the losing streak, when they dropped Dodgers' .240 average was 10th * **** * ** Expos. seven straight and dropped out of among the 12 National League

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22 Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 entertainment Sunday 9:00 Morning Stretch TV g de 9:25 Adventures Of The Galaxy Rangers 7:00 a.m. CNN Headline News 7:30 Robert Schuller With The Hour Of 9:50 Electric Company Power Christmas 10:15 CNN Headline Newsbreak T today 8:20 The Joy Of Music Celebration Of 10:30 USA Today -TV Christmas 11:00 Community Bulletin non CNN Headline News i:5 Classic Concentration 12:30 SCN Midday Report 9:00 CBS Sunday Morning 10:30 The Joy Of Music Alpine Christmas 11:35 TBA 12:40 CNN Sports Latenight 11:30 This Week With David Brinkley noon CNN Headline News 1:00 Oprah Winfrey .Louisiana Massive Human 123 F obeHae otal12:30 SCN Midday Report Experiment? 12:30 NFL Double Header Football 13 C idyRpr 2:00 Another World 7:00 CNN Headline News 12:40 CNN Sports Latenight 2:58 Prime Time TV Guide 7:15 SCN Christmas Eve Movie."Miracle On 34th 1:00 Donahue.Controversial Marriages (Mature) Stet(6 in)2:00 Another World 3:00 Star Trek8:55 SCN Christmas Eve Movie."The Christmas 2:58 Prime Time TV Guide 3:48 CNN Headline Newsbreak Wife" (73 min.) 3:00 Star Trek 4:00 De Grassi Junior High 10:10 CNN Headline Newsbreak 3:48 CNN Headline Newsbreak 4:30 Guiding Light 10:30 Entertainment This Week 4:00 Encyclopedia 5:15 General Hospital 11:30 George Schlatter's Comedy Club 4:30 Guiding Light 6:00 SCN Evening Report 5:15 General Hospital 6:30 ABC World News Tonight IV n 6:00 SCN Evening Report 6:58 Prime Time TV Guide 6:30 ABC World News Tonight 7:00 Jeopardy 5:30 a.m. CNN Headline News 6:58 Prime Time TV Guide 7:25 Christmas Special.Leprechauns Christmas 6:00 CNN Headline News 7:00 Jeopardy 7:50 Christmas Movie."'u Be Home For 6:30 NBC At Sunrise 7:30 Saturday Night With Connie Chung Christmas"(95 min.) 9:25 Community Bulletin 7:00 NBC Today Show 8:30 St. Elsewhere 9:30 NBC Nightly News 9:00 Garfield Christmas 9:25 Community Bulletin 10:00 Entertainment Tonight 9:25 Christmas Special -The Christmas Toy 9:30 NBC Nightly News 10:30 10:20 Christmas Special -Jack Frost Christmas 10:00 Entertainment Tonight 10:30 Kung Fu 12 SN te N11:10 Christmas Special -Pinocchio's Christmas 10:30 Hill Street Blues 12:00 Christmas Movie.It's A Wonderful 11:20 SCN Late Night Report 11:30 NBC Tonight Show Life" (131 m 11:30 NBC Tonight Show 12:30 Latenight With David Letterman 3:30 ABC Sports -College Football 12:30 Late Night With David Letterman 1:30 a.m. Nightline 6:58 Prime Time TV Guide 1:30 a.m. Nightline 2:00 SCN All Night Movie."It Nearly Wasn't 7:00 ABC World News Tonight Christmas"(120 min.) 7:30 Christmas Special -Benji's very Own 4:00. 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When each finds out about the other's secret, they decide to spend the trip money on their first family Christmas reunion in years. (94 min.) 11:30 America's Top 10 12:00 Headline News 12:30 NBC sports -NFL football 4:00 CBS Sports -NFL football 7:00 CNN Headline Newsbreak 7:15 Christmas Special.Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas 8:10 SCN Saturday Christmas Movie."silent Night, Lonely Night" Two lonely adults try to find happiness outside the framework of yesterday's memories when brought together on Christmas Eve ina New England inn. 9:55 Community Bulletin 10:30 Videolink 10:00 CNN Headline News 10:30 Christmas Special."Kenny's Rogers' Christmas 0 In America" 11:30 Saturday Night Live 0 1:00 a.m. SCN All Night Movie.-The Bible Magnificently photographed, this film documents the 7_-)4 origin of man, the evocation of the Garden of Eden, the murder of Abel by his brother Cain and many other stories from the Bible. 3:55 SCN All Night Movie."A Year In The Life" (95 min.) 5:30 Grand Ole Opry Live 6:00 New Country "Mind if we use your bathroom 7 6:25 The Joy Of Music Christmas In Bavaria G--l Grm Id shIp.d. SIN)ks old. 1k5 501. 2rrT 5093. 1 Cker 50ni ppp .4 kma4e & I ml. S125.252-27V, S 4-4079 Z os 25 shz 80386 w/4 mg. 120 mb hard disk. As Vg, --------Zemnh Vs. fist sc.25".679. Amersiran Cok, sp.11111, hlak w h 1-1, .8 m1ths old. 20 gslaquanumocsp w 6h & m-ny-s.rs. 5125. 226-3562 SId ormable fR 4060. 550. All 1m 1 T 001 S 1 fla s 2 9 hose hoken, sh,)) & acce.r. s. AK C 390. 284-6437. ~---)--, 5re m 5)) '52-271W. P-rt4ble TV. 12 in. B & W. gd --sd. S35 264-S5h G-rma shepard ppps. Pmo bood. yr popors. sils &.r blsck. 261-332. ro 4 -m,, IV. 1e -cond, lik, n S S50 2114 S2 .Telefunkin m. osm 10er1o lc bie omo 0 2 -p0 Pssdls,6nksold3 Sfem ,I males, shilt, grt Christmss So I) feoamn Sf) 0 0511 M rI, ams p mod 1090.515 ,n 514-Sf m o eo up 1 d snle. exo ond 5)00 22652 gift. 5125 -284-3926 1550)5 dmod -5010 110. 252-2707. mr12 -A 11f. -______--. _____ --_ ------1., pfompse sros) 9)m. 0u d 4.f sp u :214 00060610. R~to-it"wi poppie 011 r ",. 23f6 1802. h-1yf)(0 f 5 .640K dmuble I I 4drivso. 20 Mthsrd dri ..r 0-000)10 Oqulioer. rPoor6. 'N m -Kf md 7 5 5 5'266 -' color monitor [ pson pan~,ir :a,, d char, 284-3731. .~e er 1-a d S410 2 1-6,140 -------Pa' m yelimw heso F Porro7 0' 00055 &oo))0pprs 5'))) -----ppse 6-,cdm0 w prin-r. 6w1re & dek ff 'ff1 -40 286.V'nde' Heodofrt co mp M '.,omp. 512 KRAM. 2-5 1 4 :11111-om.le comp k411,o1d. pos.flfM of)w.bo e --. 0, oo d o~o0' 64).So 0 1440X3 29f 66'22 lSo f-oo slIs lo) so I 0)11 is,,) 50))____ _____________h hsks ssosIss o'''lff0) 5)0))0 f. -Io 6"fl 00000.lol ) .21 1)5) 05 2O I) -Sf'' ,.h,, 21 1 4111, 7 .5)1 9Ko -0 1:,-nd 24)0

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.Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 D 1974 BMW. d court. -court, stereo pk,FRa (blood) coffee & end Mable iglscroa. .15. Comnmodor ca3xp0daik (974 BMW, classic coupe, axacond, n/alpine stern npks. Spanish speaking maid, live in or out. general hoascw-kgd $185. 2(4g6670d drive, colon monitan, Epson NLQ Prinacn $550. 287-3641. $3000. 243-5353/5666. w/kids, gd refs. 253-4370. TV Sony. calor l9in, wood grain finish. $125. 261-6037. -Sofa bed and I ovanc sI. 05-0. l ad carpat. 00 Wall __________________________ 1978 VW Brazilia, gd cng, ncds bady work. $450. 282-3416. Spanish speaking experienced asking lady, satisfaction ania cxc. $300. 204-6604. 198 4 al Stt samp catalogen, originni coSn. $80. Mint 19;8_____________________________ rbit19 .-ertd ot111$301 gaate.$0prdy 5-3011 50.2469___ 194ctio $30. r 25266(.l~ieoiia 1 iotM 1978 CJ-7 Jnep, rebi engine, exonenatod, must nell. 83000. r .$20 pen day. 253-4370. Bank bed, gd cond. $300. Meaa slicer, exc cond. $30. Floor condition. $30. 252-6615. 287-3340. E day maid. gd htosecleaning, spks english, friendly, lamp. $10. 287-6072. Weigh beach & bobells. $100. VCR. S150. 28-3295 often 5 1988 Nisann doable-cabin diesel pick-up, ac, cassette, Warlitner piano. 02800. Girl' baem act. g65. Scas jangle enoneatad, like new, mat sell. $8000. 287-3340. Bilingual, honest, reliable, hard working nacid, gra.a kids. gym tea. 875. Plans. 207-580Cosco infant can neat/corraer, like aem. 820. Seas electric av.it no. M-F. 282-3120. 1972 Dedge Da,6 cyl, 225gine,.gd ra, body repair. S500. M 1988 GE 23.5 side by side refrig. $975. 286-6381. typewriter. $30. 287-3774. 220-1860. Maid -fal, english speakirg housekeeping, trolling. 2242tole 92g od e utcsei dcndul e 5173 Oval & rectangle shaped patio tables formica & metal Stroller in gd cod. lana nail cane in gd .ad. double bed AMC Matador. 2 d,. coupe, rant, at, pa, p6. $550 obc. 287support leg. 850. 200-4421. frame 86-37 5300. Balangoal maid, exc. aspactally for PC S leanang at 9trs. 287-Hethspeensfrhebgnetohesrusaheal -6426. 2 large carp, rm s, blue/aoe. $75 ca. 287-5093. Heall, atpplem far be begianerelate unaablete, all 1__6_Rd_____2_ell___p__,________________darkwinow,,__d cautal. 285-4190 often 4:30 pm. 1906 Red GTL 2dr, 5 spd, am/Sfeacasste, donk mindows,gd Bst day maid in Panama english speaking great m/kids, Living em set, 2 pa. $275. Am/fm casselto stenec. 8(00. Rm conad. $5500 abc. 204-5047. cecil Jan. 284-4535. divider. $100. 207-4774. Parrot sand-iron. 870. Antique medicine cabinet-ig cherry ______________________wood. $100. 3 reds simulation. $80. 280-6428. 1983 Nissan Sentra Station Wagon, lots of rm, great coed, Spanish style pink sofa. 0300. Matching ehaie. 8150. 252w/6500 stereo system. $3200. 2843543. 25. Baby crih valued at 8200 nell for $75. 284-5693 nites & Boas &Ca pers -aekns 1981 VW diesel nobbita. $3000. 287-5080. 4OHP Mare. Elect start.enetral bax.stcegcablen all acw Blue rocker recliner, carpets. vacaum, assured decorative 19:8 N Slr emnip. 51 .282-3330 items. 286-3834. Swing net w/ lide, 2 sings. 2 neat sng. 850. 285-5693 n/tes cond. Bent offer. 284-4167. 14' Jon boat w/trailer. 8600. 15 hp outboard moate. $900. Queen no bedrm net. 0695. Ac 220 colt. 18000 blt. 840. 5 ft 1982_ _ Both 81 400. Many accent deal. 284-3293. fence. 025. 282-5280. RAT cayuco paddles, 6 used but act abued. 57e. 22-5405. 1982 AMC Eagle 4 a 4. duty pa/d, gd coed, lam mileage. S hp boat motor, new, ordered from Sears. Best offer. 28701000 abe. 287-5093. 6529. Sofa and loesacat, exe cond, like new. $750. 284-4167. Surfboard, bag & leash. 0200' 243-5405. 1987 Toyota Corolla L.6 SR, ac, Keamood snerea, alarm. 5 21 ft deep V Hull, 165 1/0 Mercra/ser, kicker, trailer and N beautiful diningrm se, table w/2 laes/6 chairs, large Bo carpet Ox 2. $50. 8,OObtua/c. $100. Set 83-85, 2/28 spd, great cend. 85500. 284-3073. many extras. runs great. $6500. 287-5037. unique hutab. 81000 obo. 286-3373 after 6 pm. center capt for wheel. $25. 283-4247. 1985 Toyota Cressida GLX. ac, ps Ph, stere. alarm. xc I hp trolling motor i/deep cell balt, all new. $170. 204-3293. Stand up frecee. 286-6522. 1981 Ford Mustang, 4-cyl gd cond, 001o, US Ipec, mech coed. 204-3073. saund. Other items. $2500/obo. 286-6184. *Exc Jon boat/uriflr, immaculate 25 hp Yamaha motor Beokatse, living rm fare/lre, atoerbed, carpet. 282-4286. nones neaer m. iHomelite generator 8 hp portable 4200 amp capacity 110& 1983 Chevy Malibu SWac, am/fm cassette, .cced. $3100. accent. 1990 ar lic.exe. $2100. 289-4829. Carpet, drapes, mic. 252-5137. 220 V. Like new. $565. 286-4421. 287-3641. Paddle boat, 5 perans, new fom & plastic deltx hoed. Teak Enlertaiemeet Center 6 a 7 ft. 0875. Teak dining rm set Sports rowing machine. 860. 252-2884. 1984 Renault Encore, at, ac, am/fm cassette. cxc cod. $3895 cooler. $780. 206-6428. i/china cab, 8 chairs. $2950. 252-6825. nbc. 284-3692. Pith tank 20 gal m/ 3 fsahes & aecessoies. 860. 287-6529. 1979 VW camper, duty paid, gd mk card, aut., sove, ink Ceiling font. $75-135. 287-3584. 1979 Fincbrd TA, exc tod, new paint job, elect inadaw. matilect connect. refrig, nIp 4. 83500 abc. 282-3184. .Barbie dream honse w/ furniture. $80. 252-1257. 82800. 246-4848. -----Rosecolcnneclieeneem.8200. Frenchsbaggybigaswonlrug 2 14 ft Zodiac inflatable boat MKI IGT. Johen outboard 6 x 8. $200. 23-1475.9855. 12 yrds uphlstery material green gd quality. $60. 282-3126. 1983 Renault Allianca, 5 spd, am/fm cassnoette, ac. xc cerd. mwpcdestal. tank, hose, all access. 82500. 260-1439. Plath Sextant collectart item I of 300 made from Nazi must ell. $2500. 269-3567. Tropical curtains set. beige/brown. 0200 obo. 287-5093. Mft Orlado clippr,65hpJ.hn.aluminimra tilemoat s ubmariscx caced. 5000. 261-3325. Duty free, 1907 Toyota Corola XL Wagon. ac, sterac, new sal. 252-1268. Magic cbef gas range, like nem. $400. 223-1475/9055. Boys italian bedroom set. 8400. 2 fana 22". 820 ea. Baby tire, beigo, 5 spd, dark windows. $6500. 204-6389. "Wind Sng" 27 ft Nontr Sailboat, sloepa 5. groat Carpets & padding, 3 ms old, 2 15 ft. $200 oa. 1, 9 x12 carrie. 286-3484. 1976 Chevy Nova. $950. 1981 Town car. $8000. 282xeckcndce, fast. 518500. 252-6825. fa. 8(20. Asstd blinds & more. 284-5623. Stereo oaer/amp, speakers, lad/e. shes a/. 3. rook 3426 3217 records, dishasher. $50. 252-2442. (975 Adl Fox, in cxc card. amim cnaete, gd an, ho H household 1990 inspet. $ 1100 aho. 204-5981. Crtains,. 9x 121 carpet, VCR. 19"& 13"clor tat Sanci Shrt hared poodle nmaed Coakley. 285-4407: 1989 Chevy Coosic, fally eq t5. 287-329R e s k systm. 280-3767. Yamaha YZ 80 great ad .Like new off r-ad ike. 800 bo. 287-6743 1901 Plymoath RIlixat,. oxocond, new tiras. $1610. 230-1109. 12 sholfavl uant. $225. Sofa. 5525. 12 a I5coarpt. $125. Miac htoux plant,. 204-5901. M s eln o sY s"S 8 houe pant. 24-581Yamlaha 5R 185 1987 like arc, very toow ilea. no duty pdl. 8 1950 Clarc,. eads mark. 82510. 196 Dodge -atd. $250. --119 00. 209-4052 284-4998. Magic clef sloa, Whirlpool refrig, 21 cu ft, Whirlpool Sao, --bed, .,he, nouns 236 washer dryer, avail 30 Dec. All $1500. 223-1475/9K55. Dryeneeds bolt~ba. SalI at/mcI car. $15. Carom/c -81 Sauki RM250, air cooled. $650. 256-6879. 1985 1au Trpr, 4 x 4 auto oamfm.aandard trans $9000/firm. 284-4681. 5500 bl window ac for tropical maids atr, toy, clothes greenare. 284-4998 othe. Negotiable. 284-3430. Coampalr desk w/ htch. $120. Mans bike. 060. SoIa bckacl, 1981 0lds Dicesa exc ancd. ac. am fm cassette. ps, pb. S300. 284-4681. Commercial microwave. $200. Hitachi 19" tv color. $200. table. $50. 204-4079. 6230 Boqueccn St. Los Riot. Sac. 8-12. 1986 Toyota Carona, gray. ac, 4dr. 5spd, am/fm, cxc reed. 202-5280 Tok grandfater clock. tak roll top desk, tea cart. dinett 943B L. B.Sat. 8-12. 06000. 224-4829. Orange, rus and parakeet grn hago rags. $100 ra. Bod aet, ruig, pictaros, booka. mre. 294-3731. perfect coed. 252-6989. Keemor frozzer, ne. $360. Miocomaa. $10. Weight set 1982 Oldsmobile Catlass, ex, ,ad, $4000 ob. 284-5421. Lawnor, Sears crs atchr $325. 287-3584. 180 lb w2be4ch. $120. Rgs dark green (12 x 14) $85. 1995 1s. Tr.per 11, 4 wd, pb, p, ac, dr/hn stere Bookas. S95. New high chair. 850. 287-6887. Scamsnress to sew cshioan foe rattan furniture. 286-4776. 5 pairs It brow piscilla urtains and sheers. $120. 2 pairs cassette, like rm, US specs. 284-3731. blue Soral drapes and sheecs. $40. 284-5623. 6 padded din/ag chaiet. $20. Platic divider for campershell. Will pay cash for lionel or American flyer electric train. 2821973 Chevy, 3/4 to van panel, ps pb, spd, 350 V-8,$10. 252-1194. 347 after 7 pm. 19300 Cheap. mis tonc panel pa00. ph, nad, 350V8 pa black Mahogany bedrm set. $2500. I ficustree. $50. 268m/94000 nrig mes, daly paid. 81800. 252-0246 0621. Bandsam/Sander 12'Craftman/Sacrsocrnmolliknew. Maid man thea fri, live in, eon rag, gd m/ kids. 287-3792. 1984 Mis ub/si Lancer, 4spd, w/vrdriv, ac,am/fm radio Dishwasher,_dshape._$75._284-5796._252-6845. Exp/rep live in maidcommoxnsen a muat.crefr4 old, asette, 4 dr, cocoon d, lan/broma, n duty paid. 83000. 287Boys 6" bike. 825. Ladcia 3-spoed 26" bike. 850. 286-6337. clean & cook, gd salary. 264-6220. 6887 .7pc king bedrm set. 8450. Deluxe refrig. $900. Dryer. $150. 2 .98c's. $100 on. 252-6758. Table top stereo m/ speakers. $40. "Boom" box. $10. Meet White or black female Pechapoc puppies, rcasonable riae. 1987 Toyota Corolla, all silver, see to appeciate, med clothing lad/rn tine 8. 284-3898. 261-1670. $6500 obo. 286-4341. 2 orientals table lamp, 2 end table and coffee table. $40. 2863333. Hndaelecric gniar& ./m amp. $350. Kimball organ. 8650. Small country & mestoer group (3 max) or disco for pirvate 1984 Ford T-Bird Elan, a,. pa, pb, radio S5500. 284-3073. 252-2492. party. 252-6425 after 5 pm. 6 pc bedrm set, bd bd, bed frame, db hed. night stand (2), 1974 Jangar XJ6, nt US spec, gd cued, no duty paid. 85000. cheat drawer. $250. 252-6615. Beige carpet, 9 6. $50. blue print carpet. 8 x I1. 75. 3 set 8 ft ladder, 5 gal glass bottle (carboy), rocking chair. 252286-4683. tropical curtain. 845. 286-3625 avail Jan 90. 2042. Furniture for sale. Bent offer. 252-1167. 1976 VW camper sleeps 5, gd coed erca access, German Hamslert cage w/ acoesscries and light up make-up mirror Van in gd cond. $3000-$7088. 252-5585 afer 4:30 pm. made. 252-5777. 18000 bu ac. $295. 12000btunac. 195. 6000btxaa. 8150. 252w/ d oable sides. 820-15/abo. 287-5037, 2287. Stamps voldwid, .11 cd. 282-4696. 198 Ford Esort, metallic blue, 4dr, hutchback, 20000miles. $5925. 287-4134. Elect sora. refrig, dryer. math/ag mach/ac. rage. I tingle bed. Pa bi, table m/ ar & cashions. $125. Desk. $35. Riccar Hoars/apt to neat or match in he Canal Zne., Beforei pm 252-5777. naming machine 0/ cabinet. 8200. 207-4621. call 287-3704, after 6 pm 252-5408 ak for Rob. 1979 Bnick, 6 apI, ac, am/fm caseate. 81000. 287-5321. Bar w/4,chis espanish style. $4f0. Dan bbq w/2 anka. 8100. Lawn mower. $125. 4 drawer maple hest, $150.'JC Penny Reliable dependable hosatekopen needs day wrk, k, 1979 Pontiac Phoenix, fair coed. 8800. 284-5458. 252-5442. microwaro. S175. 287-4621. bahysits, xf aal. 252-1194. 1984 Toyota Landecui.er, 4 cyl, diesd,US aprcn, 4 spd. low Chaise lounge realier. 8175. 12000 bto ac. 8120. 12 0 I rUg. aniles, excaced. n day paid. $12200. 252-2276. $100. Curtains, rod, Costa Rican cart. $175. 287-3990. 1905 Dodge Changer, ao, c m/fm cassette, nrnof. 5 spd, Double bed. $200. Cuch,lveseat. $900.Glassdiningaable6 theR O P IC T IM ES Ad Form f great cond. $5000. 280-3295. ft. $225. Betamax. $250, Micromave. $225. 287-3990. 1989 Dodge cola, dependable car day. $900. 284-5791 day. Whirlpool portable dishasber mlbutchr block top. $250 Advertising in the Tropic Times is offered on a space available basis to U.S. military members, civilian 283-5725 right. bc. 286-344L. DOD employees and employees of other U.S. government agencies. Ads will be accepted only fo-NON-COMMERCIAL services or goods offered by the advertiser or an immediate family memrr 1970 Datson FIO, ban alat of new paeans. av/l IS late. 81100 Walt to mall carpet in/pad for 4 hodret tropical. 6 man old. N NCM ECA evcno od fee yteavrie ra m eit aalmme nbc. 287-3555. 81080 obo. 286-3441. Offerings of real estate of personal ads will not be accepted. The Tropic Times serves the right to edit an __________ 2__8__7_-35__-15advertisement. Questions regarding non-publication of submitted ads may be directed to the Editor 1983 T-Bird. no. at, 3f2 loaded. am /fm cssetle. 84000. 200Washer. $300. Dryer. $90. Child's maple toble/chairs. $85. 285-6613. 4683. 200-3933 Submissions must be typed or legibly printed and limited to 15 words. Only two submissions per family 1979 Gldmobile Cnalass Supreme, low mileage, beautiful Mutt sell solid oak dining =m table and mathing chino cab. perweek will be accepted. Each submission must indicate only onecategoy for publication. Adsforservice0 ced,. $3000. 286-4882. 200-3293. will be accepted once per quarter as will ads for the Wanted category. Patio Sale ads must indicate date and location. Submitted ads will be puslished only once and mot be resubmitted for further publication. Ads 1986Dode. ad/aanrta~eem/re.4al. xc ond $400. 2 teahkwood I/a/ag em tablet. 875 a. 2 matchinglnm ps. 81i25. 1986 .e, radio e of dishos. $50. 206-4002. not run because of late receipt or lack of space need not be resubmitted; they will be run the following week 287 __3386._u unless a specific date is involved. Dining em w/6 chairs china. 8900. Boy's bed i/cab. $100. Deadline for the receipt of ads is 9 a.m. Monday for the following Friday's edition. If Monday is an 1966 Chey CIO pick-up, sedl nd. $1000 b. 284-5994Sofa chair, coffee & 2 end tablet. $100. Stereo component. official holiday, the deadline is 9 a.m. Tuesday. Ads may be mailed to the Tropic Times, APO 34002 or 1974 Mazda pick-nup cmper shell.c. anfm ncsslc. $1500. $600. Freezr. 8400. 202-3426. deposited in a drop box at the Albrook Post Office. Advertisers should allow seven to 14 days for 284-5796. Graco baby swmg. $15. Round coffee table. 15. Tuntable proceaing. 1979 Chert.lel Capric vi/ac., gd rae cond, an duty paid. n/ am/fm receiver & spks. 40.Desk. like rem. 8255. Parrot $2000. 252-6758. stand. $70. 280-6428 ANIMALS Freo er. large capacity, frost fred Philao. $325. 287-4178. AUDIO-VISUAL 19H4 Nss,, Maxima. am sp,,s, low mil,,g,, loaded. AUOMB.E tape. exc cend, ovaIl JIn 31. $5500. 284-3430 BeauIiful dining rm glass round toble, 4 rhars, like new. A UTOMOBILES -$750. 224-4829. 1979 Plymouth Volare, 4 dr. .1. ph. pa ,xgina rebuilt, duty 12" black & white tv. $50. BA TS& A MPR paid. $2000. 286-3773. BOA TS & CAMPERS Queen bd (br&,a, girls bedrm net. dryscot and maca. 286PRICE HOMEPHONE 1978 Accord US aprcs, gd col. $2050. 280-3876. 4633. FOUND 1901 Accord. nat f/Sspr. laadrd tax pad. s3000. 20-3876. Pertblr washing machine. $75. 284-3890. HOUSEHOLD Check ony one categoryper adfori. Onlytwo adsperperson each weekemr 1916Tay.a CaaroaS R .6, all xaraadty paid. 50llt. 2WStaa and l .oct. ex, aond. dining sea. plams, er. C LOST allowed. Each adform is limited to 15 words. Please type or prin nearly. (762. Information listed below is not ticllded in the ad, but is required for MISCELLANEOUS publicatio. Thin information will not be released to third parties. 1978 Panerc /and Pri. to, at, am fan tereOcnsettO. e/aaa Magic "hIfgas s10ve. 30" xacond. 05T5. Erato. 83f. Gat C MOTORCYCLES aess than I tr. OSl50. 2X7-3491. Dlxbbq. S85. 252-5792. Volta 740 G/.E. leather er r/te. S19000. 287-35t4. Tw cofaa e whb/c & lomp. rcl/oe. i, i PATIO SALES -maetonress. .x ypr/ac & frtam. 212-2W) EC WANTED ORG. DUTY PHONE 19.9 pti/ae Ctma StAt/on Vgon. gd crd. rat cond. --.---body ec s weork. 55 f aho .2 -6 184. Tahblc & 4 ha -ir,. S5 .286-37710

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Tropic Times Dec. 22, 1989 Members of OA S condemn U.S. for intervening WASHINGTON (AP) -The United States on drug trafficking decide which government it "Weseeabusivepracticeshavenot Organization of American States charges but eluded capture when recognizes in Panama. The United been forgotten and we do not accept Thursday session ended five minutes troops stormed into Panama City. States announced Wednesday that, it. We protest it," said Peruvian after it opened, as representatives The Caribbean members said they Endara was sworn into office hours ambassador Edmundo Haya de la divided on the wording of a did not have enough time to consult after the first troops arrived. He was Torre. "This does not mean we resolution to condemn the U.S. their governments on an appropriate elected in May in balloting later support General Manuel Antonio military intervention in Panama. response. nullified by Noriega. Noriega." OAS Chairman Angus Albert "It's even more fragmented than During the Wednesday evening Defense for the U.S. assault came Khan of Trinidad and Tobago said that," U.S. ambassador Luigi session, member nations long from El Salvador, which said the he had been approached by several Einaudi said after the session. He considered U.S. allies read U.S. action supported the freely delegations asking for more time declined to comment further, saying statements condemning the assault elected government. Backing also before beginning debate on a only that the United States on Panama. The criticism came from came from Canada, which holds resolution submitted Wednesday by "obviouslywon'texceptcondemnation." Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Guatemala, observer status until it becomes a Nicaragua. He did not say when the The OAS has not been asked to Haiti and Costa Rica. member next year. session would resume. Nicaragua's leftist government called the emergency session to introduce the resolution calling on members to condemn the use of force and demand the immediate withdrawal of American troops. As written, the measure could be interpreted to include the more than 10,000 U.S. soldiers permanently based in Panama. The members held firm to OAS 'procedures Wednesday and put off debate on that resolution for 24 hours. They also used established procedures to rebuff a request by the U.S.-recognized government of Guillermo Endara in Panama to accept a new representative. Instead, Panama is represented by Jose Maria Cabrera, who decried "the brutal and criminal aggression" against his homeland and de facto ruler Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. Traditional U.S. allies, in speech after speech Wednesday, spoke out against the use of force in the region. But the agreement stopped there. OAS sources, speaking Thursday on the condition of anonymity, said at least two other resolutions were PANAMA'S PRESIDENT Newly installed Panama President Guillermo Endara swears in. Endara is flanked by being prepared by the Latin first vice-president Ricardo Arias Calderon, left, and second vice-president Guillermo Ford. President Endara countries. The sources said the new addressed the nation, calling on public forces to "define their loyalty to the people"and return to perform their lawful drafts would include a condemnation functions under the legitimate civilian authority. (photo by MSgt. Mike Zimmerman) of Noriega, who is wanted in the U.S. uses force to restore democracy in Panama (Continuedfrom p. 1) troops may be home within weeks. to slip in. Wednesday, said his is anxious to check for." The normal U.S. military force in Bush said reaction to the invasion help Panama rebuild. "We are The president said he doesn't Panama is about 12,000. has been generally favorable, convinced that when you open believe Noriega has enough support particularly from Congress and the economic channels the quality of life left in the Panamanian Defense Pentagon officials have said that public. Foreign reaction, though, has will improve for all," the president Forces to mount a guerrilla offensive. they thought they knew where been mixed and Peru withdrew from said. Bush also quipped that he doesn't Noriega would be when the military a drug summit next year because of "I think we will feel obligated to believe Noriega has the nature to be a operation began Wednesday. But it. try to help in every way possible," he guerrilla leader. "He hasn't been in when troops arrived, he was gone. Bush, who spoke with Endara late said. the jungle in a long time," he said. "Intelligence is imperfect," said Asked if he were frustrated that Bush, a former director of the CIA. B us schedule setfor com m issary Noriega had not yet been captured, "Sometimes it's certain, counting U AR R Y HEIGHTS (U -parking lot), every hour on the half Bush said, "I've been frustrated that numbers. (But) intentions of a person OUTHCO PA G) All Panama hour. he's been in power so long (six years), to be someplace, to move? Very SOUTH COM PAO) -All Panama our. extraordinarily frustrated." difficult." District Commissaries will be open Bus No. and 2 The. president said, "The good command is at PMLEh ly Go to the Corozal Commissary. news, though is that the i'tve been frustrated that military vehicles (e.g. TMP, tactical, Bus No. 3 government's beginning to function vehicles with military license plates, From Fort Sherman, Shimmy and the man (Noriega) controls no he's been in power so long, etc.) can go to the commissaries. A Beach parking lot. forces and he's out." extraordinarily frustrated." shuttle bus will be available for "He no longer commands the personnel on military installations. Bus No. 4 instruments of government or the President Bush The following shuttle bus schedule From Fort Davis (PX parking lot) forces of repression that he's used for will be followed starting 9 a.m. Bridge in Green Area/gas station. fooe o rpriesso thae' usedaia fotoday.______________ so long to brutalize the Panamanian The president said he was today. Buses No. 3 and 4 people," Bush said. ."gratified" by the "precision and Bus No. 1 Go to the Fort Espinar But yes, Bush conceded, "There is effectiveness" of the American From Fort Clayton (Valent Rec. Commissary a certain level of frustration (that fighting forces in Panama and said Center), every hour on the hour. Bus No. 5 Noriega remained at large)." they had demonstrated "the highest From Corozal (Main PX parking Asked if the military operation in standards of courage and lot) every hour on the quarter hour. From Rodman (Marine Corps Panama, 24,000-troops strong, was excellence." From Albrook AFS (Shoppette/Exchange parking lot), every hour on opened ended, the president replied: U.S. authorities say they believe swimming pool parking lot), every the hour. "It's open ended as far as going after Noriega remains in Panama, possibly half hour on the half hour. From Farfan (Four Seasons Store), Noriega. As long as it takes." moving from "safe house" to "safe every hour on the quarter hour. house" or hiding out in some remote Bus No. 2 From Cocoli (at the PX), every U.S. authorities said troops met or even downtown Panama location. From Quarry Heights (Officers' hour on the half hour. sporadic resistance from Noriega U.S. troops have been posted at Club parking lot), every hour on the loyalistsThursday,butthathemajor the Nicaraguan and Cuban hour. Bus No. 5 offensive is over and that some embassies in Panama in case he tried From Amador (Golf Course Goes !, lioward AfC (-ormnmissary.


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