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From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The news media
battle with the White House over
coverage of the invasion of Grenada
flared again yesterday, with reporters
demanding more access to the island.
In an acrimonious session that at
times turned into a shouting match,
reporters accused the administration of
restricting the public's right to the
complete story. Deputy press secretary
Larry Speakes contended reporters
were being kept out of the war zone for
their own safety.
IN A particularly heated moment,
Speakes told CBS Television reporter
Lesley Stahl: "I'm getting sick and
tired of you."
See REPORTERS, Page 5
University of Illinois student Steve Korol displays
T-shirts calling for an Illini victory over the Michigan Wolverines
Cuba knew of ivasin, officials say
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Cuba was tipped off to U.S. plans
ti invade Grenada at least 24 hours before the attack
began, possibly exlaining why the 1,100-man Cuban
force seemed so well prepared for the assault, U.S.
intelligence sources said last night.
,Sources, who spoke on condition they not be iden-
tified, said the warning came from an "uninten-
tional" leak from one of the Caribbean nations which
oined the United States in the invasion Tuesday.
THE SOURCES refused to disclose which of the six
countries leaked the information.
Although learning of the invasion plans, Cuba's
President Fidel Castro did not send reinforcements to
the island, but did dispatch an army colonel to direct
the island defense, the sources said.
U.S. Marines and Amry paratroopers who landed
on Grenada in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday were sur-
prised by the stiffer-than-expected defense mounted
by the Cubans and the Grenadian army. The
possibility of a leak could help explain why the defen-
ders were able to prevent U.S. forces from obtaining
their main objectives on the first day.
MEANWHILE, the Navy admiral who commanded
the invasion force and a White House spokesman
disputed suggestions that U.S. intelligence had failed
by underestimating the number of Cubans on the
island by about half.
"You can't know everything," said deputy press
secretary Larry Speakes, who added that there was
no U.S. intelligence operation in Grenada. "You do
Adm. Wesley McDonald, commander in chief of the
Atlantic fleet, said, "I didn't have enough intelligen-
ce, but there wasn't an intelligence failure ... I don't
think the system failed. We just didn't have the time
to focus on it."
INITIAL estimates put the number of Cubans on
Grenada at 600, a figure that was raised to "upwards
of 1,000" once the U.S.-led invasion of the
island got under way early Tuesday. Mc-
Donald said the estimate was 1,100 Cubans, with
more than 300 still fighting.
The Senate Intelligence Committee met secretly
yesterday with the CIA Director William Casey and
Deputy Secretary of State Kenneth Dam to begin a
review of the agency's intelligence performance.
Casey acknowledged that an error had been made,
but noted that "intelligence is not an exact science"'
and that the mistake had not prevented a successful
operation, said a committee source who spoke only on
condition that he not be identified.
MEANWHILE IN HAVANA, tens of thousands of
Cubans continued demonstrating against the United
States yesterday to protest the invasion of Grenada
with organizers calling for a march on the American
diplomatic mission in Havana.
The government stepped up security around the
U.S. special interests section in Havana as Cuba's
Communist Party said regular army units, reserves
and militia began to intensify preparations for com-
The anti-American demonstrations, organized by
Communist Party block committees, have been going
on for two days to protest the invasion of Grenada, in
which at least 18 Cubans were killed.
CUBA SAID its citizens on the Caribbean island
were mostly civilian construction workers, but
Washington said most were members of combat
Washington and Havana do not have diplomatic
relations but they maintain "special interest sec-
tions" in each other's capitals that are staffed with
Americans and Cubans respectively.
Cuban officials said they would do nothing to halt a
blockade of the American office.
The estimated 40 U.S. diplomats, Marines and per-
sonnel in the special interest section have withdrawn
from all public contact in the past two days.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Passenger leaps from airplane
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A "very pleasant" passenger in his mid-20s jumped
yesterday from the emergency door of a commuter plane as it flew toward
Washington, D.C, at 3,500 feet, an airline official said.
The 30-passenger plane, on a flight from Harrisburg, was flying at 140 mph
just north of New York when the man leaped, said Pennsylvania Airlines
vice president William Clark.
"He was very cordial, very pleasant, according to the passengers," Clark
said. "About 10 minutes after the flight began, he unbuckled his seatbelt,
walked to the rear of the plane, pushed open the door and dove out."
Clark said state police were searching the area with helicopters. He said
the passenger's name would not be released until his body was recovered
and his wife was notified.
The plane's door slammed shut after the man jumped and none of the
other 26 passengers were injured, Clark said. The plane returned safely to
the Harrisburg airport before resuming its flight to Washington, Clark said.
Earthquake kills two in Idaho
CHALLIS, Idaho - The first lethal earthquake to hit the United States sin-
ce 1975 rocked eight Northwest states yesterday, killing two small children
in Challis and devastating the business district of another small Idaho town.
The quake, measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale, was felt in an area roughly
bordered by Dickinson, N.D., Portland, Ore., Prince George, British Colum-
bia, and Salt Lake County, Utah. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the
contiguous 48 states since 1959.
Two children - a 7-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy - were killed by
falling debris yesterday morning as they walked to school in Challis.
A stone storefront collapsed in the 800-resident community of Challis, 50
miles to the north, killing the two children as they were walking to school,
said Diane Wren, administrative assistant for the Custer County sheriff's
At least three people were injured. Two people received minor injuries in
Challis, and a woman was hospitalized for undertermined injuries in
Idaho Gov. John Evans declared a state of disaster in Custer County
clear the way for emergency state and federal aid. Part of the Challis high
school collapsed and was closed, but other services were operating, said
Sheriff Ken Bowers.
Losses force Texas Instruments
to leave home computer market
DALLAS - Texas Instruments Inc. announced yesterday that as a result
of mammoth nine-month losses totaling $222.9 million in 1983, it was pulling
out of the troubled home computer business.
The firm reported a third quarter loss of $110.8 million. It was the second
consecutive quarter in which TI had reported losses exceeding $100 million.
"In order to limit further financial drain on TI, we have made the decision
to withdraw form the consumer home computer business," a company
statement said. "Production of 99-4A hardware will stop in November,
requiring significant personnel reductions in the consumer group."
The company said that excluding the results from consumer products, TI's
financial performance improved. Without consumer results, net sales billed
in the third quarter were up 11 percent over 1982. Increased sales were at-
tributed to improved semiconductor business and "strong profit recovery in
materials and controls."
Belgium expels Soviet diplomats
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgium has expelled two Soviet diplomats for
trying to recruit local residents working in sensitive NATO and military in-
stallations as spies, government officials said yesterday.
Vice-Premier Jean Gol, who is also minister of justice, said Foreign
Minister Leo Tindemans had informed the Soviet Embassy that the gover-
nment "wished the departure of two of its c izens hfio had diplomatic
Gol identified the Soviets as Second Secretary Yuri Chtinov and Third
Secretary Alexander Kondratieff.
Gol said their departure was requested on the basis of information sup-
plied by a report by Belgian state security service.
The report said the diplomats had tried to recruit Belgians working at
NATO headquarters or on the general staff of the Belgian army to make
photographs of secret documents for payment.
Union workers accepted less
than inflation rate raises
WASHINGTON - Workers covered by union contracts negotiated in the
first nine months of 1983 accepted first-year pay raises averaging only 1.7
percent, a record-setting pattern of bargaining austerity which amounts to
less than half the current inflation rate, the Labor Department reported
These labor contracts, covering 1.9 million workers, were the most modest
settlements recorded during any nine-month period in the 15 years the
government has kept statistics on collective bargaining settlements.
The workers, many of them in the construction industry, settled for net
average annual wage increases amounting to 2.8 percent over the life of the
contracts, which ranged from two to three years, the Bureau of Labor
When the same workers last bargained with management, first-year wage
increases averaged 9.1 percent and pay raises over the life of the contracts
averaged 7.3 percent.
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Saturday, October 29, 1983
Marines clash with Cubans in Grenadian mountains
fighters, possibly with some die-hard
Grenadians, "will present a problem"
for the Americans and "It could be
weeks" before they are completely
"Documents indicate that at least 1,200
Cubans are on the island," McDonald
He reported that 638 Cubans and 17
Grenadians had been captured and
were being held at the Point Salines air-
field on the southwest tip of the island.
Meanwhile, the Soviet Unioin ac-
cused the United States of attacking the
Soviet Embassy in Grenada and woun-
ding one staff member.
It said the attack was Wednesday, a
day after American forces invaded the
BOTH MCDONALD and State Depar-
tment officials denied that any attack
had been directed at the Soviet em-
bassy in Grenada.
The State Department said that the
Soviets had protested on Wednesday
that an "air attack on their embassy
resulted in injuries to some of their per-
sonnel. U.S. and Caribbean peace for-
ces on Grenada report that they have
not fired on the Soviet embassy."
Yesterday, said the department, "a
Soviet official noted that one Soviet
citizen had been slightly injured but
he did not specify the circumstances.
We have made and will continue to
make every effort to ensure the safety
of Soviet personnel."
THE OFFICIAL news agency Tass
said that the Soviet Foreign Ministry
had lodged a "resolute protest" with
the American Embassy, warning of
"serious consequences" from such ac-
Also, the Senate voted overwhelmingly
yesterday to declare that the Vietnam-
era war powers act applies to
the Grenada invasion, giving President
Reagan 60 days to withdraw troops or
get congressional approval to keep
In the House, Speaker Thomas
O'Neill charged the president had been
looking for two years for an excuse to
invade the tiny Caribbean island and
oust its pro-Cuban government.
"I TRULY FEEL that the president
has been looking for a period of two
years to do what he did the other day,"
The Senate amendment, offered by
Sen. Gary Hart, (D-Colo.), was ap-
proved on a 64-20 vote. It was the same
as one approved Thursday by the House
Foreign Affairs Committee on a strong
32-2 bipartisan vote.
The Senate and House committee
measures state that the War Powers
Resolution became applicable Oct. 25,
the day U.S. forces invaded the tiny
Administration officials have said
they intend to get the 2,700 U.S. troops
out of Grenada "as soon as possible"
but refuse to set a time limit. Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger
suggested the troops might have to
remain for weeks.
The administration has refused to
acknowledge that the timetable
provision of the war powers act applies
to the Grenada operation, reflecting the
executive branch's long standing
position that the 1973 law infringes on
the president's constitutional powers as
commander in chief.
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1432 Washtenaw Ave., 662-4466
(between S. University and Hill)
Coordinator: Steve Spina
Sunday 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Coffee Hour-10:30 social hall.
11:00 a.m. Issues Class, French
Room Wednesday p.m.
8:00 Christian Fellowship, French
8:30 - Study/Discussion Groups.
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120 S. State St.
(Corner of State and Huron)
October 30. "Since God Is One" by
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Loud Lecture-7:30 p.m. "Jesus and
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Church School for all ages-9:30 a.m.
and 11:00 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal-Thursday at 7:15
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director; Janice Beck, organist.
Student theological discussion Thur-
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(Call 761-6476 evenings for infor-
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Minister: Rev. T. J. Ging.
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