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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 26, 1983, Chicago, Illinois Hill top James Sikking me Year 73 Paddock Publications December 4 Cents Jackson plans trip to Syria V The Rev Jesse Jackson to try to win freedom From WASHINGTON The Rev Jesse Jackson says he will arrive in Syria with a group of American religious leaders on Friday to try to win the re- lease of a Navy flier shot down three weeks ago The Syrians call Navy Lt Robert O Goodman Jr a prisoner of war who will be held until American Marines leave Lebanon presence as a prisoner of war can be a catalyst for war or Jackson said do not want him to be a sacrificial caught in the crossfire of an undeclared and In a telephone interview from his home in Chicago a Cold takes a holiday Honld ilitt It wasn't a heat wave by al especially considering last record weather but when you're dealing with sub- orn the Christmas Day nf 5 below zero was a welcome gift s sign of better times A day after the Chicago area was left numb by temperatures that 25 below Sunday's weather served to brighten holiday spirits as the thermometer inched up toward zero and the bitter winds ened up The bitter cold blanketed most of the with temperatures of 23 de- recorded at Daytona and wind chills at other State cities The here is expected to continue as temperatures creep up to 10 degrees under increasingly cloudy skies Temperatures are expected to hold steady Monday night with a 50 percent chance of while day's forecast calls for in the middle 20s The thermometer is ex- to stay above zero through Thursday DESPITE A renewed feeling of the weekend will go down as the coldest on record Since a wave of arctic air has kept the temperatures between 5 and 25 and as Monday's morning low flirted with the record of 10 below set on Dec 26 1903 there was a of having five straight of record-setting lows Yet conditions in the Northwest sub- urbs appeared to be as cal authorities reported less problems in the homes and on the streets traffic is lighter because it's a but things in general still MONDAY IN THE HERALD A day of giving Christmas Day was a day of a giving as charitable groups extended a hand and a free meal to the needy ond others took in travelers stranded by clogged highways Page 3 Housewife power At a time when almost 60 percent of U.S mothers work outside the and it's chic for a woman to say she has a master's a group of moms don't have salaried jobs And they're proud Page 11 Tax changes coming Personal income tax rates drop again Jan but some Social Security taxes will rise this and wealthy recipients will pay taxes on their benefits for the first time Page 8 Working Christmas If you can't beat enjoy it anyway That was the spirit some people In the Northwest suburbs were using to get through another work day called Christmas Page 4 Index on Page 2 Daylong 80 mph winds batter 3 seem to be said Illinois State Trooper Thomas Stanley aren't as many disabled and the roads are remaining fairly With winds from the west at 10 to 15 mph there were some problems with drifting especially along ton Heights and Weiland Roads in falo and Golf and quin roads in Rolling Meadows and according to local police Snow plowing crews remained on call throughout the day ROADS are pretty decent ex- cept for a little said Orson J an engineer for the Cook County Highway Department on standby because you don't know what's going to happen If you don't have there's drifting You can't win either way There were less reports of disabled vehicles from the as the Chicago Motor Club only handled about emergency requests compared with an average of each of the past three days Most local fire departments handled requests to shut off water after frozen pipes cracked But there were no re- ports of people being treated for sure to the as was the case when a Hanover Park man was found frozen to the ground outside of a tire store The John of 2520 Mark Thomas died of mia and according to an topsy performed Sunday by the Cook County Medical office on Page the been odd WASHINGTON A ment researcher confirms what many Americans already The weather in recent years has been very odd In he a series of winters like the past 10 is expected only every 600 years or so Tom a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad- says six of the past 10 winters four more than normal have been Winters earn that label by being either much colder or much warmer than normal The winters of and he had a national age temperature well above normal Those much colder than the norm were in and The latter was the coldest winter of this century KARL SAID that in a normal decade meteorologists expect one very cold winter and one very warm one the chance of having three cold and three warm extreme winters in 10 years is one in or once in 620 he said Extreme winters can be calculated on national averages but that doesn't mean unusual weather in every he because severe conditions in one part of the country often are by mildness elsewhere candidate for the Democratic said the ment is not doing enough to win man's release He criticized President Reagan for not inviting the flier's ily to the White House for Christmas dinner BY the family of Lt Goodman wife and children would have been ed to the White House and an appeal would have been made for national with the Jackson said are appealing to our government to make obtaining his release a using the full weight of our diplo- matic link with Jackson said he was dismayed by re- ports that Reagan's special Middle East envoy did not raise the issue of Goodman's during talks when he visited Damascus 10 days after the flier was captured Reagan said at his news conference Tuesday that seeking Goodman's re- turn was high on the when envoy Donald Rumsfeld met with Syrian officials But several able sources reported that Rumsfeld did not raise the issue with Foreign Minister Abdel Halim dam At the White spokesman Mark ing to Jackson's reasserted Sunday that are under to secure Goodman's release THE president's efforts are under as they have been since Lieutenant Goodman's to secure his berg said president is confident all Americans join in his special Christmas Day prayer that Lieutenant Goodman will soon be home with his Asked about Jackson's efforts on Goodman's Weinberg said has proven that efforts of this type diplomatic have a better chance for success when they are not politicized But Jackson feel if the Syrian authorities will release Lt Goodman as a gesture of good faith it will be a major contribution toward getting the conflicting parties to the SHARING A long-awaited U.S Marine Cpl Douglas Hess and his spend the day with their Michael two Herald photo by Nancy Stone and 19 months Hess served during the October attack on a Marine barracks in and may again be assigned to Beirut bargaining table and away from the battlefield where lives are being the gator of an jet was captured Dec 4 when his plane was shot down in a raid against Syrian antiaircraft tions in Lebanon's central mountains The light bomber was one of two downed during an American ry raid that followed Syrian fire on a U.S reconnaissance plane The invitation to Damascus was ex- tended by telegram by Syria's ambassador to the United Jackson after he ed the Syrians out of concern that the Reagan administration was not acting forcefully Marine celebrates Christmas at home by Jackie Koszczuk Herald start writer Christmas Day united four tions of a Palatine family in two months after they shared the terror of not knowing whether a son in Beirut would come home alive to his wife and his new baby U.S Marine Cpl Douglas Hess the holiday at his parent's home with his his brothers and his and their two small children The youngest Hess Mi- chael was born shortly after the Oct 23 terrorist bombing of the Marine headquarters in Lebanon His Judy said she planned a casual gathering Sunday night Nothing else but prime nb was considered for the dinner's main filling a request Hess made in a letter to his mother before the tragedy overseas IS WHAT I came home to be with my friends and especially my said the lounging on the carpeted living room floor holding a dozing Michael Douglas in his arms getting my mind off of my work for and off of the past seven Hess was stationed in Beirut that long Before his time a suicide bomber blew up the barracks of the U.S peacekeeping killing 245 Marines On the day of the Hess had unexpectedly been transferred to ship duty in the Mediterranean Sea But for the first hours after the at- when news of the fatalities was an agonizing trickle of Hess family feared their son was among them Colleen was and ing for the couple's toddler daughter Stephanie The afternoon after the at- she learned Hess was safe and would be home for the holidays Mi- chael Douglas was born two days later HIS Paul and Mary drove from Detroit Michigan for he and for what may be one of last reunions for the Hess for awhile He must return to Camp Lejeune N by Jan and there is a chance he will be ordered back to Beirut in February Judy Hess he's a part of us is missing He has told me how it is on some lying awake at night in the barracks and all you can think of is being Waiting to see your family Hess not something they can train you Beirut fighting upsurge kills 13 From nmn Lebanon Lebanese diers and Moslem militiamen fought with mortars and automatic weapons along Beirut's southern outskirts killing at least 13 people and wounding 60 mostly on a Christmas Day tered by the fiercest fighting in months Some stray rounds spilled over into the Marine camp at Beirut and the Marines briefly went on their alert Marine spokesman Capt Wayne Jones said of the firing that struck in- side the U.S didn't pear to be directed at we didn't return fighting all around in- our Christmas said another Marine spokesman Maj Dennis Brooks not ing that's for There were no U.S Brooks said THE FIGHTING erupted when Amal Shiite Moslem militiamen at- tacked positions on the eastern edge of the Sabra and refugee camps that had been vacated earlier by French troops and turned over to the Lebanese army Beirut Radio and private stations described the battle as the heaviest in the capital since two weeks when an agreement was reached in to uphold the Sept 26 ceasefire and allow the opening of Beirut International port A source at the about 500 yards from the said 13 dead and 60 wounded people had been brought in Most were but some were soldiers and others were from the Shiite Amal militia Other reports said as many as 50 people may have been but the information could not be confirmed The fighting began Christmas Eve and raged through most of the holiday but a cease-fire agreed to in the late afternoon seemed to be taking hold as darkness fell Later in the a gunman threw a hand grenade in the direction of a French troop checkpoint on a bridge linking the two halves of the Beirut Radio said THE GRENADE wounded a nese soldier who was joining the French in manning the checkpoint Lebanese police said Shiite men attacked with machine tars and rocket-propelled grenades ter the army moved into positions pre- on Page
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