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Page O-Wednesday, July 16, 1980-
U.S. to
sell100
nuclear
e
missiles
to England
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United
States has agreed to sell Great Britain
some 100 new Trident I submarine-
based nuclear missiles for about $2.5
billion, the Carter administration an-
nounced yesterday.
The White House announcement was
timed to coincide with the announ-
cement by British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher to the House of
Commons that Britain intends to con-
struct -four or five new submarines
capable of launchingthe Trident I.
THE TOTAL COST of the submarines
and the missiles is estimated at $11
billion to $12 billion, according to White
House officials.
The new missiles, to be deployed in
the 1990s, will dramatically increase
the range and destructive power of
Britain's independent nuclear
deterrent.
Under a similar arrangement, the
British buit four submarines in the
1960s and bought American Polaris
missiles for them. Each of those
missiles, with a'range of about 2,000
miles, has three nuclear warheads, but
the submarines are becoming obsolete.
The new submarines, like the old, will
each carry 16 missiles. But each
Trident I will have eight warheads, and
the missiles range is 4,000 miles.
Thus, the submarines will be tougher
for enemy targeters to find, because
they. can operate further from Soviet.
and Warsaw Pact targets. And their
warheads will be tougher to stop,
because they can be fired at disparate
targets. The current warheads fall in a
regular cluster.

Fish kill
Bobby Butler holds up a dead carp beside Lewis Creek, a part of the Big Muddy river system where hundreds of
thousands of fish have died in the past week. The extreme heat Southern Illinois has suffered in recent weeks has
depleted the Big Muddy river of its oxygen supply, according to Illinois Department of Conservation. See related
story, Page 14.
Ex-hostage Queen contraets MS;

Iran elos-es
By The Associated Press'
Richard Queen, the hostage freed by
the Iranians because his illness baffled
them, is suffering from multiple
sclerosis, his - doctors announced
yesterday. One expert said the stress of
captivity probably brought on the at-
tack of the nerve disease.
When told of the diagnosis, Queen
"took it very calmly," said Dr. Jerome
Korcak, the State Department
physician in charge of Queen's care.
"He showed almost no emotional reac-

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land and sea borders
tion at all. He discussed it intelligently ders - air, sea and land - were being
with us." closed' for one week to help-capture
KORCAK ANNOUNCED the findings members of an abortive, anti-gover-
at a news conference at the U.S. Air nment conspiracy who' have thus far
Force hospital here, where the 28-year- eluded arrest.
old American diplomat has undergone The report said the border shutdown
extensive examination since being was ordered by "the head of the Islamic
flown here Saturday from Zurich, Swit- revolutionary courts," but no im-
zerland. The doctor said Queen should mediate confirmation of the move could
be able to return to the United States be obtained from other Iranian
"in a few days." authorities.
Meanwhile, government-run Tehran THE GOVERNMENT announced
radio said yesterday all of Iran's bor- late last week it had-crushed a military
plot to overthrow Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini's revolutionary regime. By
Sunday, the official media said, some
500 people, many of them military men,
ro b le m had been arrested in the alleged con-
In West Germany, Queen's health has
call improved somewhat, according to the
call n
hospital's chief neurologist. Dr. Her-
minio Cuervo. He said it is possible for
Y multiple sclerosis victims to recover
completely, but it is "impossible to tell
now" whether Queen's symptoms
64-0550 would eventually disappear.
Iranian authorities, saying they did
r o not have the medical facilities to treat
64-05 8 JQueen, released him last Friday and
flew him to Zurich. Fifty-two other
64-0557 Amerians remained behind as
'64-0554 AMultiple sclerosis is a disease of the
64- 554 J~central nervous system in which the
fatty tissue that surrounds nerves and
'64-0552 helps them function is damaged or
destroyed.
Its cause is unknown and there is no
+64-05 62 generally accepted treatment, Cuervo
explained. Improvement occurs to
164-0556some extent in most patients and often
64-055~6 e s
complete recovery, but if a symptom
does not disappear within two years, it
usually remains.
"Mr. Queen's physicians have every
hope that he will be among that group of
patients with mild and transient
manifestations of, the illness,"' Korcak
said.

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