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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 15, 1986, Tokyo, Japan Ti A A racitic Stars and Stripes ra S m S Michigan edges Notre Dame Page 28 memories of MacArthur Page 13 Caged fora cause Page 3 41 st 257 250 AN AUTHORIZED UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION FOR THE PERSONNEL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL WITHIN THE PACIFIC COMMAND T 106 1 T I SgfirA WAYNE KELLEY September 1986 DoD health plan placed on hold Changes to be phased in The Washington Post WASHINGTON The Defense Department has temporarily re treated from plans to privatize its billion health insurance program for military dependents and retirees in the wake of congressional and indus try Pentagon planners had originally hoped to turn over management of the federally funded Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uni formed known as CHAM to private insurers by the fall of But in an interview last a arrest top Defense Department official ac knowledged that this goal probably cannot be reached in light of congres sional efforts to scale down the CHAMPUS Our sense is that we should phase in implementation rather than stick with our original plan of having the whole plan up and running by Octo ber said David Newhall the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health Newhall said that the Pentagon now hopes to get onethird of the See Page 2 IS MOSCOW AP A Foreign Minis try spokesman called the espionage arrest of a Soviet in New York a frameup using almost the exact terms American reporter Nicholas Daniloff used in describing his arrest in Moscow on similar Spokesman Gennady Gerasimov also accused Daniloff of working for the CIA station chief in Daniloff said he would not dignify Gerasimovs charges with an released from Lefortovo Prison on Friday in exchange for Gennadiy Zakharovs release from a charge New York jail the same said the espionage charges against him were fashioned to mirror those against If you ask why I was Daniloff said in a statement Satur I believe my arrest was careful ly engineered to give the Soviet side some bargaining leverage in the case of Gennadiy Moscow correspondent for The News World Report for the past said his case and Zakharovs were in no way See Page 2 Torch bearer Army Jerry Lambert carries the flame for the 1986 Asian Lambert is the only American to carry the torch in the relay to See Page Mike Howard Group claims responsibility Lebanon UPI A man claiming to represent a group called the Baath Cells Organiza tion claimed responsibility Saturday for abducting two Americans in Moslem West Beirut last the Christian Voice of Lebanon radio In a telephone call made to the radio station based in Christian East a man who refused to identify himself warned against any aggression against and threatened the United States and its Western the station We give the Americans who are still in West Beirut a twoweek deadline to leave or they will be subject to the radio quoted the caller as saying in THE CALLER DID NOT SAY whether the previous ly unknown Baath Cells Organization is linked with the Syrian Arab Baath Party which rules The authenticity of the reported claim could not be immediately The radio is run by the Christian Phalange which opposes the Syrian military presence in On gunmen slipped through security at the American University of Beirut and kidnapped an American school the second citizen abducted in Lebanon last Joseph of deputy comptroller of the was kidnapped shortly before 7 after leaving his seventh floor apartment in the schools faculty witnesses A witness said five gunmen sneaked onto the campus and one locked a guard inside a small room off the buildings When Cicippio came down from his he was struck on the head and carried to a car outside the campus Frank of director of the Lebanese International was kidnapped Tuesday in West The latest two abductions bring to at least five the number of Americans held hostage in The proIranian Islamic Jihad organization has said it is holding three of the missing Americans David of Huntingdon administrator of American University Hospital Terry an Associated Press corre spondent and Thomas a Scottish born American from Colorado and dean of the American Universitys agriculture A MAN CLAIMING TO REPRESENT the Islamic Jihad telephoned Western news agencies in Beirut to claim responsibility for Reeds But the fundamentalist group Thursday issued a statement denying any involvement in Reeds abduction and called on Reeds real abductors to divulge their The Shiite Moslem fundamentalist group has demanded that in exchange for the hostages release that the United States put pressure on Kuwait to free 17 of their comrades imprisoned there after they were convicted for a series of
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