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U.S. car sales soar
DETROIT (UPI) - The nation's
automakers said yesterday their sales
rose 41.1 percent in the middle 10 days
of October and recorded the best per-
formance for the period since the in-
dustry's heyday in 1979.
The six companies sold 235,334 autos
in the Oct. 11-20 period, up 41.1 percent
from 166,785 last year. The daily selling
rate of 26,148 was therbest in four years.
THE PERIOD'S performance works
out to an annual selling rate of 7 million
cars, compared to a weak 5.1 million
rate in the 10 days last year.
So far in October, the companies have
sold 427,299 autos, up 42.8 percent from
299,171 last year. Sales of 5,400, 131
autos so far this year are up 18.4 per-
cent from 4,561, 764 last year.
- The Big Three automakers alone
reported a sales increase of 40.4 per-
cent in the middle 10 days of October.
Big Three sales are up 42.7 percent for
the month and up 17 percent for the
Analysis said the sales figures reflect
the popularity of the companies' 1984
models, which were introduced at the
end of last month, as well as a con-
tinued improvement in the nation's
"There's a need to replace the cars
and people are beginning to have the
economic confidence to step up and
make the investment to replace their
cars," said one industry analyst.
General Motors Corp. led the
automakers with a 46 percent increase
for the period. GM sold 143,368 cars
compared to 98,141 last year. GM said
this was its best performance for the
period in four years.
GM sales for the month are up 46.5
percent and are up 16 percent for the
Ford Motor Co. reported a 36 percent
increase in sales for the 10 day period.
Ford sold 55,658 cars versus 40,922 last
year. So far this month, Ford sales are
up 47.5 percent and are up 15.5 percent
so far in 1983.
Chrysler Corp. reported a 24 percent
increase for the middle of October. It
sold 47,289 cars versus 40,074 last year.
Chrysler sales for October to date are
up 18 percent and are up 24.5 percent
for the year.
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ONE OF THE first military objec-
tives of hte operation was to secure the
two campuses of St. George's Medical
School, where about 600 American
students were trapped when the
military council imposed its "shoot-
on-sight" curfew and closed the island's
airport to international flights.
The United States and its Caribbean
allies in the invasion plan to reinstall
the British governor general of the tiny
country and have him appoint a
provision government for Grenada,
U.S. officials said.
According to Sen. Claiborne Pell (D-
R.I.), senior Democrat on the Foreign
Relations Committee, about 20
Americans were wounded and "some of
the strong points" on the island "were
being vigorously defended."
CUBA'S OFFICIAL news agen-
cy,Prensa Latina, acknowl
U.S. paratroopers captu
Cubans who had exchange
"We inform the nation tha
seven hours of combat, wi
munition of the Cuban
exhausted, some positions
ground . . . fell to the en
Cuban announcement said.
"The tenacious and heroi
continues at other points, i
THE SOVIET Union bran
day's U.S. invasion of Grena
of open international briga
demanded an immediate wit
Britain expressed stro
vations about the attack o
monwealth nation and F
The U.N. Security Counc
edged that to meet to consider the action in
ired some response to a request by Nicaragua,
d fire with which called the invasion "a new
aggression against the people of Latin
at . .. after America and the Caribbean."
th the am- U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez
defenders de Cuellar said he was "particularly
and high disturbed over the possibility that the
nemy," the escalation of tensions could further
complicate an already complex
c resistance situation in the region." General
n hard and Assembly President Jorge Illueca of
Panama said the "use of force is
ided yester- regrettable."
ada "an act AS DETAILS OF the invasion by
ndage" and hundreds of U.S. troops became known,
thdrawal. nations from China to Egypt to
ong reser- Nicaragua issued responses, mostly
n the Com- negative.
France ex- Canadian Prime Minister Pierre
Trudeau said he was waiting for proof
'il prepared American lives were in danger before
commenting on whether the invasion
Soviet allies denounced the U.S. ac-
tion as a violation of the eastern Carib-
bean nation's sovereignty. Pro-Cuban
Gen. Hudson Austin seized power in a
bloody coup in Grenada last week.
"Peaceloving humanity demands an
immediate withdrawal from Grenada
of the interventionist troops of the
United States and their puppets," the
official Soviet news agency Tass said.
Reagan said the joint. operation had
been mounted at the request Sunday of
the Organization of Eastern Caribbean
States. But a senior State Department
official in Washington, who declined to
be identified, said the decision to invade
was made in the "middle of last week."
Reagan will address the nation Thur-
sday night on the events in Grenada and
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State to try man accused
of kidnapping Reagan aides
AUGUSTA, Ga. - A judge yesterday conditionally dismissed federal
charges so the state could proceed first against a man accused of crashing a
pickup truck through the gate at Augusta National Golf Club, taking five
hostages and demanding to speak to vacationing President Reagan on Saturday.
U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen granted a government request to
dismiss the charges but gave prosecutors the option of reinstating them
against Charles Harris, 45, of Augusta, at a later date.
U.S. Attorney Hinton Pierce asked for the federal charges to be dropped so
the state could first pursue kidnapping charges against Harris.
The president was playing the 16th hole at the time.
Harris had been under federal charges of making threats against the
president, assault of, or resistance to, a federal officer and possession of a
weapon during the commission of a felony.
Soviets slaughter 126 Afghans
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A former Afghan diplomat said yesterday Soviet
troops slaughtered 126 villagers in Afghanistan - mostly old men, women
and children, by lobbing grenades in their houses, stabbing them with
bayonets or shooting them.
Habibullah Karzai, a former Afghan diplomat living in the Pakistan bor-
der town of Quetta, said in an interview survivors told him 51 villagers in
Kolchabad were killed Oct. 13, apparently in retaliation for guerrilla attacks
on Soviets earlier in th week.
"The tragedy is that almost all the victims were old men, women and
children," he said. "When the mujahedeen guerrillas launch an attack they
never return to their villages - they always seek safety in the hills."
Governments use human rights
as propaganda, report says
LONDON - Amnesty International charged this week that some govern-
ments - including the United States and the Soviet Union - use human
rights as a propaganda ploy while covering up abuses in their own countries
or in allied nations.
The London-based organization, which won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for
its advocacy of human rights, outlined the charges in the introduction to its
"Amnesty International Report 1983."
The report, covering thousands of alleged abuses in 117 countries last
year, said, "Government, news media and other institutions have used
human rights issues in polemical attacks on other nations while deliberately
giving inaccurate public assessments of progress on human rights by their
The report said 1,609 prisoners were known to have been put to death
around the world in 1982, including both criminals and political prisoners.
Amnesty opposes capital punishment.
In a three-page entry on the United States, Amnesty said its main concern
was the death penalty. It said at the end of 1982 there were 1.137 prisoners on
death row, "the highest figure ever recorded" in the United States.
Amnesty also said it was concerned about the difficulty Haitian refugees
face in winning asylum in the United States.
L.A. anchorman shot in car
LOS ANGELES - Jerry Dunphy, a 20-year veteran newsman and anchor
of the highest rated newscast in Los Angeles, remained hospitalized yester-
day with gunshot wounds from unknown assailants in anapparent random
attack, authorities said.
Police said they believed Dunphy was the victim of a "drive-by shooting"
Monday night at an intersection near the ABC television complex in
Dunphy, 62, was diving his dark blue Rolls-Royce convertible. His
passenger, makeup artist Sandra Marshall, 36, was shot once in the right
arm and was hospitalized in stable condition at Hollywood Presbyterian
Dunphy, reported in satisfactory condition with bullet wounds to the neck
and arm, has been an anchorman at KABC since 1976. The car was given to
him as part of his contract.
In the Monday night shooting, at least seven shots were fired at Dunphy's
car, apparently all from pistols, said police Lt. Ed Henderson.
Consumer costs increase .5%
WASHINGTON - Prices for cars, food, and housing accelerated in Sept-
ember, pushing overall consumer costs up 0.5 percent in the biggest one-
month increase since May, the government reported yesterday. However,
inflation for the first three quarters of the year was-still at the lowest pace in
Both private and government economists said the recent pickup in prices
was no cause for alarm. But White House spokesman Larry Speakes injected
a note of caution.
"While this monthly increase is small, and inflation remains at a very low
level, this month's increase reminds us that keeping inflation under control
requires constant vigilence," Speakes said.
For the first nine months of this year, prices paid by consumers have risen
at an annual rate of 3.7 percent, the report said. If that pace were to continue
for another three months, 1983 would have the lowest rate since the 3.4 per-
cent of 1972.
By most accounts, prices should rise faster next year than in the no-
inflation early months of this year since the economy apparently will be con-
tinuing to recover, businesses will be expanding, and workers will have
more money to spend.
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