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WASHINGTON (AP) - The
Professional Air Traffic Controllers
Organization asked a federal labor
panel yesterday to compel the gover-
nment to resume contract talks, but the
administration argued for "nothing
short" of an order dissolving the union
for calling an illegal strike Aug. 3.
The Federal Labor Relations
Authority heard 2 hours of argumen-
ts, but gave no indications whether it
would decertify the union or try to get
talks started again. A decision is not
expected for at least a week.
THE ADMINISTRATION repeatedly
has said it will not resume negotiations
and considers the strike over. Two days
after the walkout "began, Reagan or-
dered 11,600 striking air controllers
fired and told the Federal Aviation
Administration to begin rebuilding the
air control system.
FAA lawyer Dolph Sand told the
three-member labor authority that to
order new talks would be "sanctioning
strikes by federal employees" despite a
law prohibiting such strikes.
ITARA O'CONNEL, 31, from Granada Hills, Ca., lies under the first of 14 buses full of Pacific Gas and Electric com-
pany employees arriving to work at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant yesterday morning. The bus inched very close
before stopping as the anti-nuke demonstrators blockaded the plant near San Luis Obispo.
at Diablo nuclear plant .
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) -
Baton-weilding patrolmen broke up a
blockade at the gate to the Diablo
Canyon atomic power plant yesterday
after more than 1,000 protesters again
besieged the site and turned back
busloads of workers. Arrests for
trespassing rose to 631.
But despite two days of confrontation,
the lagely symbolic protest had litle ef-
fect on the $2.3 billion Pacific Gas and
Electric Co. plant, which has not begun
operations pending a Nuclear
Regulatory Comission meeting next
THE PROTESTERS maintain that
nuclear power in general is unsafe and
that the plant in particular is dangerous
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About 1 p.m., blue-helmeted Califor-
nia Highway Patrol Officers carrying
batons cleared out a group of demon-
strators at the gate, about seven miles
from the reactor itself. All those inside
the fence were arrested for trespassing,
and those outside, including reporters,
were pushed aside so buses carrying
workers could enter.
That incident followed a sea chase
with the Coast Guard and a tense six-
hour morning confrontation at the gate
during which a "human chain" of
demonstrators blocked the road into the
plant-and a lone woman, Itara O'Con-
nel, sat down under the front of the
lead bus and was nearly run over. She
THE LEAD BUS driver, Joe Heck, a
PG&E employee who wore a T-shirt
that said, "I Ran the Blockade at
Diablo Canyon," inched the bus for-
ward above O'Connell's legs.
But she would not move, and
ultimately the buses withdrew.'
"I didn't plan it," O'Connell said, but
she insisted she would not have moved
even had the bus run her over.
From the sea, five swimmers came
ashore near the reactor after being
launched from the 70-foot protest
schooner, the Stone Witch, in three rub-
ber rafts with outboard motors.
AFTER THE swimmers were drop-
ped off, the Coast Guard cutter Cape
Hedge, blue lights flashing and roaring
along at 31 knots, chased the rafts, each
still manned by two protesters. The fjve
swimmers were arrested on the beach,
and the six others in the rafts were
arrested at the fuel dock at Availa
Beach, the Coast Guard said.
Inside the 735-acre site, patrolme
and deputies arrested small bands o
protesters hiking toward the reactor.
Sheriff's Sgt. Leon Cole said the
nearest any protesters got to the reac-
tor was about a quarter-mile.
THE COST OF LAW enforcement
during the demonstration has been put
at about $50,000 a day.
On Tuesday, the first day of the
assault, a total of 563 people were
arrested, 247 of them women and threi
of them juveniles. The men were held at
a community college gymnasium and
the women at the California Men's
Colony prison near here until they
posted, bond. The juveniles were
The 631 arrests, including those that
occured Tuesday after protesters used
assault ladders to scale the barbed-wire
fence around the site, surpassed the 487
arrests at the plant during a protest in
1978. One of- those arrested yesterday
was free-lance newsman Marshall
Phillips, who was helping cover the
protest for Associated Press Radio.
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The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt
adapted by Maurice Valency
Alexis Smith and William Hutt: two extraordinary tal
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"The Visit is a blockbuster!.' -Ray Conlogue, THE TORON
The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespearc
Shakespeare at his most exuberant, energetic and cor
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The Taming of the Shrew
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A lively battle of the sexes.
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The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sher
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