European Stars And Stripes, March 26, 1988

European Stars And Stripes

March 26, 1988

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Issue date: Saturday, March 26, 1988

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Publication name: European Stars And Stripes

Location: Darmstadt, Hesse

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - March 26, 1988, Darmstadt, Hesseinside stri G Warning issued on tainted olive oil .....Page 2 D Motherhood brings GIs new problems Page 3 D Gephardt may quit if he loses in Michigan Page 5 D Villanova upsets Kentucky in NCAA tourney Sports, Page 21 The STJARS;andvSfRIPES UNDMICIIL PUILKAt ION FB* THI U 1. MHIB FDIttl Vol. «6. No. 34t Saturday, March 26, 1968 ** Goodmerningf D 6693 A Senate passes resolution, agrees 'Noriega must go' WASHINGTON (AC) — The Scnalc, voting unani- mously, urged Pfcsidcnl Rcagiin Friday to increase economic, political and diplomatic pressure against Panamanian military ruler Gen, Manuel Anlonio No- riega and lo ejvc substantial economic aid to a succes- sor democratic government. Voting 92-0, tlic Senate approved n resolution de> daring inc current unrest in I'anama "an unusual and extraordinary threat lo MIC national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States." "The impression in all our minds is that Noriega must go." said Sen. C'tuilwrnc I'cll, D-R.I., chairman ofihc Senate Foreign Relations Ccinimillee, "He will go," Fell sauI. "And lllis will help him Oown Hie slippery slope." Reagan was asked during a question-and-answcr ses- sion with reporters before meeting with Dominican ['resident Jaaquicn Bctogucr whether Noriega would bv going to Ilie Dominican Republic. "No. Thai's not far enough," the president answered. A senior administration official, speaking on condi- tion of anonymity, said the Dominican Republic had indicated il would not grant Noriega asylum. Sen, Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.. a principal sponsor of the nan-binding resolution, said il was drafted at lite direct request of President Eric Ariuro Dcvalle, who was misled as Panama's chicfcxeculivc a month ago after directing NoricRa to step down as head of the country's armed forces. Several senators urged Noriega to reconsider Spain's csik1 offer and the U.S. Justice Department's assur- ance not to seek extradition if he voluntarily gives up power. They made it clear Congress is ready lo enact sterner steps if Noriega continues :o hold on. Among the options available tu the United States is the imposition of a total trade embargo against Pana- ma, a step the Reagan administration has resisted in favor of a more measured, incremental approach. In addition to urging further U.S. pressure against Noriega, the resolution said his successor; should re- ceive prompt and substantial U.S. support. It said the While House should consider "a compre- hensii -i package of emergency financial and other eco- nomic assistance.. . in order to assist in the-rebuilding of Panama's economy." President Reagan said Thursday that there were nn Sea SENATE on back page Auto crushed — owner foo CORAL SPRINGS, Ha. (AP) — A molorisl whose car was mistakenly towed from ;l service station searched frantically fiir three days before lie found his priced Chevy — in'a junkyard pile. "It was squished, just like ,1 little metal tube," John Ocraca said Thursday. "All the wheels and the doors were gone, It was aboul 20 inches high." Geraca look his last ride in the 1975 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on March 11, when he went lo the service station lo pick up inc Cadillac he had dropped off for a turscup, police said. Afler paying (he hill for the work, Geraca drove nway in the Cadillac and lefi his red CJwvy behind in the parking lot, intending to pick it up laicr. police said. But it was gone when he returned after (wo hours. Another red Chevy, this one a IV7b Impala, was still in the parking lot, however. The owner of that car had asked that it bcjunked, and no one a! ibe station noticed when the tow truck picked wp the wrong car, Sam f'arisi, owner of Southern Auto Paris junkyard, said il was an hcneii mistake because She descriplion of the two red Chcvys was identical. "Right about now. they're probably making Toyotas out ol it," said I'arisi, one of four people arrested on racketeering und theft charges last week as the culmina- tion of a Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Ikach police investigation of suspected chop shops. "We re completely honest here, and all we're trying lo do is make an honesi buck." I'arisi said. "We don't Slcal cars." Scrap cars feich about S25 at a junkyard. Police said Geraea's car was worth about $ 1,000. InvcslijuUors have told Geraca, who says the car held SI6.QOO worth of marine electronics equipment, ihat the case is a civil mailer. U.S. soldiers stopped Member* of a VS. medical battattun returning from maru'Uicni seem laired after kin ft st»pp«d by Pana- manian naiintiul iKilict and held fur an hunt xllei Iticir track nlrgycd onto a Panama City highiiay Thursday. They vivre eventually ctcortvd li> t'nrt Am- ador, i Pananuutian tmsi' uilh L,S. liaisim. Groups ask halt to tests for kindergartners From ilah*and wire rtpnru Two groups of cducaitifi l-'riday ur^cd schooli lo slap inuii siandardired 1fMm£ of kindergarten children, "Our children are being tested loo early and failed too won, :md parents Should ask for what purpose," said Sue Urcdekarnp, accreditation director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, one of1 ihc croupsreleasing policy staicmcnis ai a news conference in Washington. Mredekiimp said in a statement: "The mast impanani things to learn in kinder- garten cannot be measured on a slm- dardi/ed lest, su ihere is little or no edii- caiion.i| reason for the icstinj, yet it is happening all over the counlry," The groups did mil opiipsc all stan- dardized testing of young children. But Iir«lekamp'i group, along with the National Association of tarly Child- hood Specialists in Stale Departments of liducation, blasted indiscriminate use uf lesls lo hold youngsters back from kin- dergarten or io keep them from being promoied lo later grades. "Written tests arc inappropriate for young children because they arc usually unaWc to hold a pencil and paper, lei alone i ead w hen they first enter school," See TESTS on Dack page ;

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