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Haitian 'mother ship' sought
MIAMI (UPI) - Coast Guard cutters
cruised the Gulf Stream yesterday
looking for a "mothership" that may
have dropped off 33 Haitian refugees
who died when their rickety sail boat
foundered within sight of the Florida
A 50-foot Haitan freighter named
Amelia was searched yesterday at Port
Canaveral but petty officer Sean Smith
said it was not the vessel that ferried
the small sailboat to within a few miles
of the coast.
"THERE IS absolutely nothing to in-
dicate that anything on that boat was
not on the up-and-up," Smith said. "It
is a coincidence it was a Haitian boat
and in the same area" where Monday's
Smith said cutters and other Coast
Guard vessels had been alerted to be on
the lookout for "any suspicious looking
ship" that cold be involved in ferrying
illegal aliens to American shores.
The 33 Haitians, including two
pregnant women, drowned Monday
when a 30-foot sail boat capsized in
rough waters off an exclusive aea of
Hillsboro Beach lined with luxury
oceanfront villas and high-rise con-
dominiums. Thirty-four others sur-
TWO OF the survivors denied yester-
day they had made most of the trip
from Haiti to Florida in a freighter; but
officials doubt their story.
Broward County Medical Examiner
Dr. Ronald Wright said an autopsy of
the victims revealed "hard and definite
proof" the Haitians were ferried to the
coast by a freighter.
Wright said the examination
revealed the victims had eaten a "sub-
stantial" meal of cooked chicken, rice,
potatoes, pork and celery-a meal that
could not have been prepared aboard
the tiny sailboat-only two hours before
"BIG SHIPS are offloading people
off our shores," Wright said. "This is
hard and definite proof of it."
Speaking in their native Creole
through an interpreter at the Krome
North detention camp, Frank Jean, 24,
and Luco Pierre, 20, two of the sur-
vivors, insisted the 67 Haitians set out
in the sail boat Aug. 26 from Cape
Haitien for a two-month journey to
Only once during the trip, they said,
did they meet a boat on the high seas
which provided them with water. They
denied eating anything substantial the
.. says there was no mother ship
WASHINGTON (UPI)- The government announced
yesterday its inflation yardstick-the Consumer Price In-
dex-will measure rents instead of house prices and mor-
tgage interest costs beginning in 1983.
The change could eventually make billions of dollars of dif-
ference in federal revenues, either up or down, as new "in-
dexed" income tax rates begin in 1985 and Social Security
payments use the new index for cost-of-living adjustments.
HOWEVER, UNTIL 1985, the government will provide a
choice between the old index and the new one so many labor
contracts and federal payment schedules can be fulfilled un-
der their existing terms.
The change was opposed by AFL-CIO President Lane
Kirkland as politically motivated "tinkering," but was
defended by the official who made the decision as ,n im-
provement in the government's ability to find out "what is
actually happening" to prices.
Kirkland said, "Since the Reagan administration's in-
flation program is clearly not working, the administration is
seeking a new solution-change the method of computing the
JANET NORWOOD, commissioner of labor statistics, an-'
nounced the change will become effective in Jandary 1983,
and said she made the decision in the interest of accuracy
and without any orders from administration officials.
"What we're trying to do is to represent what is going on as
best we can," she said. "You can't have a perfect world..
but we can do better than we now are."
If the changes were to be implemented immediately, she
said, the index probably would be lower. However, in 1983,
the effect could be the opposite, she said; "The index will
represent what is actually happening."
She said it is important to get the change under way earlier
than originally planned because under the new tax law,
beginning in 1985, income tax brackets will be changed to
compensate for inflation as measured by the index.
Norwood said new variable rate mortgages, "creative
financing" of houses missed by the statistics, and the fact
that purchases of houses and other buildings occur only in-
frequently for most people, all were making the CPI a less
accurate indicator of actual price changes than it could be
using rental costs.
consumer price index."
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The Right to Throttle a Bottle.
Senate leans toward
(Continued from Page 1) him, the president replied: "It's good
Six senators who had been uncommit- for the United States. It's good for
ted came out in favor of the sale peace in the Middle East. It's good for
Tuesday. They were: John Melcher (D- the security of Israel."
Mont.), Bob Dole (R-Kan.), Harrison If the Senate does veto the sale,
Schmitt ('D-N.M.), Walter Huddleston Reagan said he "seriously" doubted he
(D-Ky.), David Boren (D-Okla.), and would try to send the aircraft to Saudi
Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska). Arabia, under provisions of legislation
At the White House, Reagan told permitting him to make such a ship-
reporters late yesterday afternoon: "I ment without approval if he declares it
think it looks good." He refused, necessary for national security pur-
however, to claim victory, stating only poses.
that he was "cautiously optimistic," as HE ALSO STATED that he had made
he has been saying for several days. no deals to secure support and, when
WHEN A reporter said "you've won asked what hewould do if he loses the
this one," Reagan replied: "I don't vote, replied: "I lay me down to bleed a
really knpw. You couldn't get me to say while and then get up and fight again.".
that if you threw a bomb at me." The president made his remarks
Asked what he had said to the while leaving the White House to board
senators who had decided to support a helicopter for a trip to Richmond, Va.
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Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Solidarity strike set for today
WARSAW, Poland- Solidarity called on its workers yesterday to walk off
the job in a nationwide general strike today and plastered the capital with
giant posters in the biggest confrontation with the Communist government
in eight months.
Poland's army accused the union of playing with "the fate of the
homeland" and the Defense Ministry announced that 4,000 soldiers were now
in the provinces in teams of four to five people to maintain order in 2,000
villages. Each squad will cover two or three villages.
Polish television announced the Communist Party Central Committee
would meet in plenary session to make major changes in the ruling Politburo
today at 3 p.m.-just two hours after the strike was set to conclude.
The official Soviet Tass news agency said Solidarity leaders are using
"blackmail" in the form of strikes to undermine the Polish government and
its Communist Party leadership. Tass also repeated the warning of Polish
Communist leaders that the strike would "meet with counteraction
corresponding to the degree of the threat."
Brink's holdup investigation
continues with raid, arrest
NEW YORK- One hundred law officers seeking suspects in the bloody
$1.6 million Brink's holdup raided a Mississippi farmhouse yesterday and
arrestpd a woman alleged to have links with a terrorist organization, of-
Meanwhile, a federal complaint unsealed here yesterday identified two
others wanted in the investigation of the Oct. 20 robbery that claimed the
lives of two police officers and a Brink's guard.
And U.S. Attorney John Martin of New York said he will empanel a grand
jury to investigate a possible racketeering conspiracy by members of the
Weather Underground, Black Liberation Army, the Black Panthers and
other radical groups.
Cynthia Priscilla Boston, 33 was arrested in Callman, Miss., on a charge of
conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, specifically the Brink's holdup,
according to authorities in Mississippi, New York and Washington.
Scotland Yard warns London
of possible IRA bomb blitz
LONDON- Scotland Yard warned Londoners yesterday that the IRA,
responsible for three bomb blasts in 16 days, was likely to strike again.
Bomb scares played havoc with traffic and shopping, forcing the evacuation
of stores and offices.
Fearing another pre-Christmas bomb blitz, merchants and restaurant
owners said they planned to search customers' packages and handbags
before letting them inside-a measure not seen in London since a series of
IRA terrorist attacks in the 1970s.
Fears of a bloody Christmas were raised on Monday, when a time-bomb
exploded in a fast food restaurant on Oxford Street, London's major shop-
ping area, killing the bomb squad expert who was trying to defuse it.
Scotland Yard officials combed London yesterday for a gang of six to eight
Irish men and women they believe to be responsible for the bombing.
Panel rejects proposal to let
CIA inffiltrate U.S. groups
WASHINGTON- The Senate Intelligence Committee urged the Reagan
administration yesterday to scrap its proposal to let the CIA infiltrate and
try to influence U.S. organizations.
After a one-hour closed meeting, Committee Chairman Barry Goldwater
(R-Ariz) said the panel unanimously agreed to recommend that the ad-
ministration retain the almost complete ban on CIA infiltration of US.
groups imposed by then-President Carter in January 1978.
Sen. David Durenberger (R-Minn.) said the committee had approved
recommending a total of five or six changes in the order, which he did not
specify. He said several senators are still pressing for additional revisions.
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Wednesday, October 28, 1981
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