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A comfortable canine rides an innertube in a creek near Chambersburg,
Pennsyvlania yesterday. The dog was floating with its owner, both of whom
were trying to escape the dogged heat of mid-August.
Carter's record issue
o 1980 race-Reagan
(Continuedfrom Page3) South, trying to explain why he's a
make Reagan the central issue of the Southerner running on a Ted Kennedy
campaign-and Richard Moe, Mondale's platform," Atwater said. "If he doesn't
chief of staff, said yesterday, "this is come home and explain how he's let the
going to be a very heated campaign." economy get into total chaos and why
AFTER CARTER'S Thursday night we are now considered a second-class
acceptance speech, top Reagan aides nation, he's not going to go over here."
ridiculed the president's strategy as a Reagan hopes to deflect Carter's at-
smokescreen designed to deflect atten- tacks on his proposals by stressing
tion from Carter's record in office. what he considers Carter's dismal rec-
"It's kind of unfortunate when a ords, Atwater said.
president has) to make the public not Reagan has not yet commented on
look at his record," said Edwin Meese, Carter's speech. He described Ken-
Reagan's chief of staff. nedy's address as well prepared, well
Meese said of Carter's allegation that written, but demagogic.
Reagan's tax cut proposal would "Teddy Kennedy accused me of
benefit only the rich: "It's not a stealing Democratic statements on
program for the rich. It's a program for unemployment," Reagan said. "But it
the middle class." wasn't me who made people unem-
LEE ATWATER, Reagan's Southern ployed."
political director, predicted Carter Today, Reagan will re-emerge to see
would run "an unprecedented negative off his running mate, George Bush, on a
campaign," but he said it would fail, nine-day tour of China and Japan. Rea-
even on the president's home turf. gan leaves Sunday for a campaign tour
"Carter will be on the defensive in the of the East and Midwest.
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NEW YORK (AP)-Sonar equipment
picked up the outline of what is believed
to be the lost Titanic, 380 miles off the
Newfoundland coast and near where
the luxury liner sank 68 years ago in the
worst peacetime marine disaster, the
expedition leader said yesterday.
"We think we've got the Titanic,"
Mike Harris, leader of the $1 million
expedition, told the Associated Press
from the research vessel, H.J.W. Fay.
"WE WON'T BE SURE until we send
the television cameras down, but the
sonar shows it's the right length, right
width, and right height of the Titanic,"
The sonar sighting, using sonar gear
mounted on a towed sled submerged in
the Atlantic, located what appeared to
be a ship's outline 12,000 feet down at
latitude 41.46 north and longitude 50.14
west, Harris said.
"This is not too far from the historic
site where the ship went down," said
Harris, a documentary film maker
from Tampa, Fla. ' ,
THE OCEAN LINER, proclaimed
unsinkable, hit an iceberg on its maiden
voyage and went down with 1,517 people
on April 15, 1912. More than 700
passengers, most of them women and
children, made it to safety..
The 882-5-foot Titanic displaced 46,328
tons. The world's largest liner today,
the Queen Elizabeth II, is 963 feet and
displaces 66,852 tons.
Although the site of the sinking has
been generally known, the vast depths
in that part of the North Atlantic had
prevented searchers from finding the
HARRIS SAID THE Fay hoped to
drop television and still cameras for a
closer look today.
But Harris said the searchers would
have to delay that inspection if
forecasts of poor weather hold up.
The mission has been plagued by bad
weather. Equipment was lost and
damaged last weekend as the ship was
buffeted in 12-foot-high swells.
THE FAY, A 180-foot chartered
vessel with a crew of 38, including 23
scientists, left Port Everglades, Fla.,
Jack Grimm, a Texas oilman, put up
$1 million to finance the search. He
previously bankrolled unsuccessful
hunts for Noah's Ark and the Loch Ness
If the Titanic is pinpointed, Grimm
hopes to send a research submarine to
the site next year to penetrate the hull
and retrieve parts of the ship with
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