Register Herald (Newspaper) - May 18, 1998, Beckley, West Virginia in the lower 80s. Page 7A MONDAY G8 Economic Summit most powerful nations plead with Pakistan tourney West 18,1998 will test nuclear Related stories on 5A By Kathy PRESS Pakistan Pakistan will test a nuclear device in response to India's five explosions despite earlier assurances to U.S. officials that no such decision had been Pakistan's foreign minister said Other Pakistani officials and a U.S. envoy continued to deny the leadership had agreed on I whether to conduct its own A I U.S. delegation left Pakistan on Saturday saying the government had indicated no or decision had been Foreign Minister Gohar Ayub said Sunday that Pakistan's position had since sending the strongest signal yet that his country is ready to match India in a matter of not Pakistan will test. The decision has already been taken by Ayub told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his rural home in northwestern have taken in view everything and discussed what it will cost us and we will go he has said its decision hinges on how hard the international community cracks down on India for its detonation of the underground nuclear devices last Monday and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Sunday that Pakistan needs only 12 hours of preparation to explode a nuclear will be forced to test and no one can stop us from doing if the international community's response to India is he Strobe deputy secretary of the United says farewell to Gohar Pakistani foreign after their meeting Friday in Ayub vowed Sunday that his country would test a nuclear device in response to India's test a step the United States has lobbied hard outside his home in the Punjab provincial capital of did not say whether the government had decided on On he told a U.S. delegation led by Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott that Pakistan was in no hurry to conduct nuclear information said the country was still waiting and has not taken any definitive he said from Pakistan on the PAKISTAN on Page 7A to appeal ruling on funding of Greenbrier River Jennifer PRESS The state plans to file a second appeal today over the amount federal officials have been willing to pay to restore the Greenbrier River which was damaged by spring 1996 a state official told legislators Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to pay an amount that would restore the trail enough for use by bikers and horse said Ken the state's deputy chief of wants million to restore the trail to bed which requires a more extensive foundation and would allow railroad tracks to be laid quickly in a national Caplinger higher standard also is necessary to keep the trail Caplinger When original property owners deeded their land for a railroad some deeds included clauses that said if the land ever dipped below that standard ownership would revert to the original could fragment the trail totally destroy Caplinger told the interim Parks and Recreation Committee during the first of appeal will he filed with the federal agency's If it is turned state officials will ask Congress or the perhaps for of interim meetings scheduled at the 35 miles of the 76-mile trail was destroyed by two floods in 1996, Caplinger have restored it enough for hiking and horse but their efforts have not reduced the overall cost for full Caplinger did very minimal he Emergency Management Agency officials originally agreed to restore the trail to the rail bed standard then changed their Caplinger They now say federal law does not require that kind of appeal will be filed with the federal agency's If it is turned state officials will ask Congress or the perhaps for Sports writer Gary Fauber gives us a look at upcoming sectional baseball out of state also could sue the federal but that would be a last Caplinger trail is vital to the Pocahontas and Greenbrier Caplinger be surprised how heavily that trail was used before the he rented bikes and horses and spent the night in area bed and he volunteer effort to restore the was sparked by frustration with federal County Tourism Commissioner Gail Lowry said state officials had been skeptical of what volunteers could just started calling All these people said it was a great What surprised us was the level of We're talking thousands of dollars donated in time and she said last Caplinger also told the committee that parks revenues for the fiscal year that ends likely will be up 8 or about million over last Revenues are expected to be about he will not be enough to make the system Caplinger pitcher Josh Bowling makes a throw home during the second inning of his team's T-ball game against the declare first victory in cancer Daniel Q. MEDICAL ANGELES In the first success of an entirely new approach to fighting scientists have shown they can lengthen the lives of some terminally ill breast cancer patients with a medicine that thwarts the defective genes causing their cancer at its genetic roots has been a goal of science for two but researchers said Sunday that this is firm evidence at last they can actually do predict that the new will come on the market next fall and could quickly become a standard treatment for the or more of breast cancer patients whose tumors are driven by multiple copies of a gene called It substantially boosts the power of ordinary chemotherapy and carries none of the usual cancer drug side such as nausea and hair perhaps even more doctors is that this treatment works at because it shows that one of the hottest areas of cancer research is likely to pay CANCER on Page 7A FBI says serious crime drops nationally for sixth straight Michael J. PRESS Serious crime reported to the police in 1997 declined for a sixth consecutive with reductions in every region led by a plunge of more than 10 percent in murder in larger cities and suburban the FBI General Janet Reno welcomed the statistics but warned against New are she figures released Sunday reflected a cumulative 4 percent decrease in seven major crimes recorded by 9,582 police agencies around the violent crimes of robbery and aggravated assault dropped 5 percent Far more numerous property crimes of auto theft and dipped 4 most dramatic declines were for which statistics are the most reliable and Homicide was down 9 percent nationwide but 14 percent in cities of 250,000 to 500,000; 11 percent in cities over 1 million and in suburban and 10 percent in cities of 500,000 to 1 million working together has made a but you can't now let's move on to something Reno can never relax our vigilance about about about because going to be a new problem down the early 1980s decline in crime was reversed by the arrival of crack Reno With crack came gangs that recruited and armed them with prompting other kids to arm themselves in defense or next problems could come from cyberspace or Reno gun may become obsolete as people learn how to hack through and thefts and scams through the she crime is going to be more on our radar screen than ever before as people become more and other experts credited a wide range of Aging of the 76 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1962 out of their reduction in community policing CRIME on Page 7A 118 Number 321 of Record 2A Abby 18 of the tickets sold for the game Saturday night matched ail six numbers The prize goes to an estimated million for Is 0 everyday from our line of Pontiac GMC Acura Kia - ROBERT C. 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