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Going ape AP Photo
Robert Vicino, president of Robert Keith Co., poses with scale models of the Empire State Building and King Kong in
front of a part of the 84-foot rubber model of the ape his company will build to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
High-tech defe nse: Too far out?
NEW YORK (AP) - Inteviews with
,aientists around the country suggest
That President Reagan's idea for a high-
'echnology defense against nuclear at-
ack may be a scientific pipedream.
The technical difficulties in building
ich a system, many scientists say, are
"I SEE no prospect of deploying on
t ,e ground or in space an effective
_fense," says Sidney Drell, a
pofessor of physics at Stanford
jTniversity and former defense con-
sultant to the White House and the
National Security Council.
In a televised speech Wednesday,
Reagan called on scientists to "embark
on a program to counter the awesome
Sgviety missile threat with measures
that are defensive."
In a briefing at the Whig
following Reagan's speech,
Keyworth, the president's sc:
viser, reportedly said weapo
on lasers, particle beams, mis
microwaves were among t
GARWIN AND others
questioned whether laser and
weapons will work at all. The
that the atmosphere and the
magnetic field would interf
them, and that supplying powe
and aiming them accurat
quickly would be difficult if
Satellite weapons also could4
destroyed by inexpensive
Not all scientists say fl
eFBI agent says Rowe
te House defense against nuclear attack is r:
George feasible. Some say it is not yet possit
Gence ad- to know whether an effective defen
ns based system can be built.
siles and Debate on the effectiveness of defer
she high- sive weapons goes back to 1969 ar
1970. But the Salt I treaty in 1C'
have prohibited construction of missi
Iparticledefense weapons and testing themi
ey object space.
y Ets DRELL SAYS that even if resear
ere with on defensive systems is successful, t
r ithm treaty would prevent testing.
r to them Advances in computers and radari
ely and the past decade have been great enoug
not im- to reopen the anti-ballistic missi
debate, says Roy Woodruff, associal
easily be director for nuclear design at t
"space Lawrence Livermore Nation.
Laboratory in California, one of tf
atly that nation's two nuclear weapons labs.
e made a of March 26, agreed with Colema
nedy and report.
BI "was According to Snow, Rowe said that1
am police had "wasted a white whore." and to;
job," ac- Coleman that he had just "screw(
also said up."
Earlier in the day, U.S. Distri
we as a Judge Charles Joiner, who is hearin
morning the case without a jury, agreed to a4
ar of his cept lie detector tests as evidence fro
Rowe and two of the Klansmen wh
were in the car with Rowe. The thi:
he guy," Klansman is dead.
een to my
Daily staff writer Tracy Miller alt
r Henry contributed to this report.
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44owe pulled a gun on a man whose wife
le was having an affair with. In ad-
dition, Rowe shot a black man in
,peme 49Pj allegedly ut self,
ForerBirmingham, Ala , police of-
cer LaVaughn Coleman also testified
sterday via videotape, that Rowe
jimmoned him to his apartment early
h the morning of March 26 and told
m he had just shot someone.
He said "that he had killed some
ale," Coleman said. "He said he
oked a whore, or burned a whore."
:iuzzo was killed between 8 and 9
n. on the night of March 25.
#13UT COLEMAN said he never told
yone about Rowe's apparent con-
sion. He said he didn't contact the
I because "Rowe was the FBI."
'He had the credentials," Coleman
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A jury
yesterday convicted Richard Stratton
of federal drug conspiracy charges,
rejecting defense contetions that the
37-year-old aspiring writer only got in-
volved with the drug world to gather
material for a book.
The jury returned its verdict after
deliberating for about three hours
following a three-week-long trial that
included authors Norman Mailer and
Doris Kearns as defense witnesses.
UPON LEAVING the courthouse,
Stratton indicated to reporters thatuthe
verdict would be appealed.
U.S. District Judge Edward Gignoux
said sentencing would be later. In his
instructions to the jury, Gignoux said
journalistic license was no justification
to find the defendant innocent of con-
spiring to possess more than 1,000
pounds of marijuana with intent to
"The fact that he intended to write
about that experience would not be a
defense to that charge" if Stratton was
a willing participant in a drug
smuggling conspiracy, Gignoux said.
STRATTON WAS one of 15 suspects
indicted as a result of last year's
seizure of $1.5 million worth of
marijuana and hashish in Sanford, If
convicted, he could face up to 15 years
His novel, "Drug War," completed
while in jail awaiting trial, was
delivered personally by Mailer to a
literary agent in New York. Mailer said
he believed Stratton was doing resear-
ch, not actually trafficking in drugs.
Much of the testimony in the case was
by admitted drug dealers, alleged ac-
complices who spoke at length for the
prosecution and were cross-examined
by the defense. One identified Stratton
as "boss" of its smuggling operation.
"THE GOVERNMENT has proved
every single thing it alleged it would,"
said U.S. Attorney Richard Cohen.
The defense portrayed Stratton as an
aspiring writer who got caught up in the
shadowy world of big-time drug-
dealing, but never crossed the line from
observer to participant. He was "in the
stadium but not on the team," defense
attorney Ira London said.
"The fact thatdRi chard Stttfis a
writer does not entitle hiftto be fbu d
not guilty," London said ii his clsing
arguments. "It does entitle him to be in
certain places at certain times where
you and I might not be going."
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bill immediate effect. The Senate
minutes later followed suit on a 28-7
vote. Without that, the measure could
not legally take effect until next year.
"I feel like this is the first day of my
term in office," said Blanchard of the
final action on the measure he has
devoted the first three months of his
term to. He said he expected to sign the
"THIS IS the first day we've been
;able to get off our knees from in front
of the bankers of Japan," said Blan-
chard, referring to last year's
agreement with Japanese banks which
allowed Michigan to borrow $500
The bill hikes the state's income tax
rate to 6.35 percent retroactive to Jan.
1. The measure includes annual phase-
out rates as well as provisions for
reducing the levy as state unem-
Blanchard has frequently said that
Michigan is among 33 states which have
raised or are in the process of raising
taxes. Since the beginning of 1981, at
least 16 states have raised personal or
corporate income taxes, including
Michigan's southern neighbor, Ohio,
which recently enacted a 90 percent in-
come tax hike.
Last year, lawmakers approved a
six-month addition to the tax rate,
hiking the tax from 4.6 percent to 5.6
percent. The levy dropped back to its
current 4.6 percent rate last September
The new bill will raise $3.013 billion
over four years. Of that amount, $635
million will be dedicated to a special
account to reduce Michigan's long-term
$800 million cash shortage.
Compiled from Associated Press ands?
United Press International reports
Five top EPA officials resign
WASHINGTON - President Reagan yesterday accepted the resignations
of acting Environmental Protection Agency chief John Hernandez and four
other top EPA officials in a major housecleaning at the embattled agency.
Career EPA employees broke out bottles of champagne to celebrate the
shakeup, while administration officials said more resignations are expected a
before William Ruckelshaus assumes command of the agency in the coming m
"I don't think it necessarily looks bad," Reagan told a news briefing in,
response to questions about the latest exodus of high-level EPA officials,
which brought to 13 the number of political appointees who have quit or been.>
fired from agency posts since early February.
But presidential aides said several of the officials, accused of cozy ties
with companies EPA regulates, were pressed to resign by the White House
in hopes of silencing the controversy surrounding the agency before
Ruckelshaus takes charge.
Economist foresees partial
recovery by year's end
WASHINGTON - President Reagan declared yesterday that "we are
definitely into a recovery," and his chief economist rushed out a more
bullish 1983 forecast calling for stronger growth, lower inflation and unem-
ployment receding below 10 percent by year's end.
The administration moved in record time to replace its original, eight-
week-old forecast, which had been widely criticized by experts in and out of
government for being unusually pessimistic about the prospects for a '
healthy rebound from the deep 1981-82 recession.
A batch of unexpectedly good economic reports, particularly an emerging
housing boom and falling oil prices, prompted chief White House economist
Martin Feldstein to bury the initial forecast.
The new forecast predicts 4.7 percent inflation-adjusted growth between
the fourth quarters of 1982 and 1983, up from a weak -3.1 percent, as first
suggested. Inflation is now expected to be 4.5 percent, down from 5,6 per-
"On balance, it looks like the recession ... reached bottom in December
and we're on the way up," Feldstein told reporters at the White House.
"There remain a number of uncertainties about the strength of the recovery
but things definitely look better now than they did before Christmas."
Reagan to stick with Adelman
as arms control nominee
WASHINGTON - President Reagan said yesterday "you bet I'm sticking
by" his much-criticized arms control nominee, Kenneth Adelman, and ad-
vised Americans to "tune in next week" for a possible shift in proposals to
slash nuclear missiles in Europe.
Adelman has been under attack by congressmen skeptical of his commit-
ment to arms control and concerned that he lacks the experience to head the
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which has recommended
against the nomination, this week released memos showing that Adelman
was involved in an exchange of notes about major personnel changes in the
agency he does not yet head.
Reagan said, "How someone can be hung out to dry for having received a
letter from someone else ..
But when reminded that Adelman wrote a memo of his own, the president
replied: "All right. But isn't this natural, that someone who is in a position
of assuming the directorship of an agency. . . is going to make inquiries of
people on the scene with regard to personnel."
Exxon must .4y undue profts
WASHINGTON - A f deai tge'uled yesterday tAt Exxon Corp. over-
charged $895.5 million for crude oil from a Texas field and ordered the
nation's largest oil company to reimburse the public through state run con-
U.S.. District Court Judge Thomas Flannery ruled that Exxon improperly
classified "old" oil under federal price controls from its Hawkins field as
"new" oil between 1975 and 1981 in order "to unjustly reap huge profits."
The refund is the biggest ever awarded under the 1973 Emergency
Petroleum Allocation Act, which set up a two-tier system of federal price
controls on domestic oil production immediately after the Arab oil embargo.
School bus overturns killing 9
UNO, Ark. - Four high school students and five teachers were killed
yesterday when their convention-bound bus missed a curving intersection at
a rural crossroads and overturned in a soybean field shortly before dawn.
Twenty-eight of the seven teachers and 35 students which the Jonesboro
School district said were aboard were injured. Fourteen were hospitalized,
including four seriously injured who were flown by helicopter to hospitals in
Memphis, Tenn., about 85 miles to the east, and Little Rock, about 80 miles to
Area residents said crashes on the road are common and other buses have
slid off the road. A state police officer said he considered the road
adequately marked and safe.
The bus was bound for Little Rock, the state capital, for an annual
weekend convention of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. By yester-
day afternoon, 600 people had arrived at the Excelsior Hotel for the conven-
tion and skills competition.
Michael Pearce, principal of the Grubb School near Uno, said residents
began circulating petitions within hours of the crash, asking the road be
changed. "There's an intersection right in the middle of a curve," he said.
"It's kind of like two curves coming together. It's not like the way you'd ex-
pect two roads would come together."
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According to Coleman, Row
telephone call to Robert Ken:
told him about the racialI
,)hich existed in Biringhai
told -Kennedy that te F4
fucking up, but the Birmingha
department was doing a good
cording to Coleman. Coleman
that Rowe made a call to Hub
COLEMAN described Ro"
lonely person, who in the early
hours of March 26 "was in fe
life. He was afraid."
"I really felt sorry for t
Coleman said. "I met with
talked to him ... the man's b
house, and eaten my steaks."
Birmingham police office
Snow, who saw Rowe in the ea
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