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   Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 15, 1979, Chicago, Illinois                               m 7n irid Arlington Heights PADDOCK PUBLICATIONS 62nd Year 333 August 40 Cents Winds rip 10 dead England Winds nearing hurricane force slashed through a fleet of more than 300 sleek racing yachts off the southwest coast of England leaving at least 30 vessels sunk or 10 per- sons known dead and hundreds unac- counted for The Royal Ocean Racing col- lecting the grim information on inter- national yacht racing's biggest disas- said early Wednesday that of the 358 yachts 93 were safe in Irish or English ports or under assist- ance at sea. It said 114 sailors had been rescued and seven were known missing and feared dead. No estimate was given of the num- ber of sailors aboard some 200 craft still believed out in the storm-lashed sea. Crews ranged from four or five to more than a dozen. AT LEAST 12 U S craft had joined the race. Most of those were unac- counted for. including the three official American entries in the Admiral's Cup race the yachts Aries and Wil- liwaw and a training vessel from the U S Naval Academy at with at least 12 crew members aboard. Only one of the American the was known to have been abandoned with loss of life. Spokesmen for the racing club said the Ariadne is owned by Frank an American who lives in West Mer- and was believed to have a British crew. They said the bodies of two of the crew were recovered by a Dutch two were missing and the others were rescued. The skippered by Ted owner of the Atlanta Braves baseball was according to the racing club. It said who won the America's Cup in sailed the Tenacious into Plymouth at 10 22 pm Former Prime Minister Edward a participant in the and Peter former British ambassador to the United were among those rescued WARSHIPS AND helicopters from France and the Netherlands were joined in the gigantic rescue ef- fort by coastal boats and commercial ships as ram and wind continued to sweep the area A spokesman for the racing sponsor of the classic 19-nation race that became a battle for said it was believed most of the craft not ac- counted for would be found to be out of danger when the storm subsided. Alf one of the exhausted British helicopter told were dozens of emp- on Page Fastnet v Rock Isle of Wight Channel THE WINCHMAN of a rescue helicopter hangs over an unidentified crewman from the yacht Ariadne during a rescue operation off southwest England Herald graphic A STORM SPAWNED in the South Atlantic's hurricane belt Tuesday slammed into 330 yachts racing off the Irish coast. At least four people were drowned and more than 60 boats sunk. The 605-mile race began at the Isle of went around the Fastnet Rock and then back to Plymouth. AP photo Tuesday. The Ariadne was one of the yachts caught up in heavy gales during the Festnet one of the Admiral's Cup series. THE YACHT demasted and apparently rests in stormy waters off the Irish Coast Tuesday after a storm slammed into 330 DPI photo yachts racing in the Admiral's Cup. More than 60 boats were abandoned or trying to limp back into port. Wind possible collapse cause by Debbe Jonak and Toni Ginetti Wind stress that had not been consid- ered by planners may have caused Monday's tragic collapse of the Rosemont Horizon Stadium in- vestigators said Tuesday. Harold an engineer investi- gating the accident for the federal Oc- cupational Health and Safety Adminis- said his team is exploring whether wind gusts that battered the unfinished structure during the past month knocked the roof beams out of place. Even a slight displacement of the beams could cause a he and OSHA is trying to determine whether they had been braced ade- quately. The roof collapsed without warning Monday morning as carpenters worked on the last of the 14 huge wooden beams designed to support the roof. Five construction workers were killed and 16 others injured. WORKERS AND eyewitnesses re- ported hearing a loud then felt a violent shudder before the cave-in. White said the first crack appears to have started in an inner beam near the west end of the where wind gusts would have struck at increasing speed as they whipped through the open structure. building was designed to with- stand the wind but as an enclosed White said. is and there's a lot of flat surface with the wind blowing over Once the wind flows smoothly over the unbroken curve of the he said. But with the work the beams catch the wind as a sail possibly weakening un- der the added he said. The stadium designer and the con- tracter may not have considered the effect of the wind during the construc- tion he said. WE DONT know he said. The Rosemont Village Ar- chitect Anthony refused to com- ment Tuesday. The C.S T. Construction Co. of Schiller was unavailable for comment. Although OSHA is looking at the wind as a potential factor. White said the team also will investigate whether the construction or material used were at fault. just starting the investiga- he said. is import- ant the the the structur- on Page WEDNESDAY IN THE HERALD Airline rules bent Airline supervisors tell mechanics o circumvent the rules laid down n maintenance manuals in order o get planes back into service a union official charged The representative of ne International Assn. f Machinists said a mechanic who alls the Federal Aviation Agency about maintenance irregularities s likely to be reprimanded-by his Page 6. No action on chief Because he was not on duty when he was arrested for drunken driving last Schaumburg Police Chief Martin I. Conroy faces no disciplinary action by the Village Mgr. lohn Coste said Tuesday. is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 24 to answer charges of driving while intoxicated and caving the roadway. Page 3. Oil audit An Energy Dept. audit of the nation's top 15 oil firms concludes the companies overcharged the public by more than billion in the three years following the 1973 Arab oil officials said Tuesday. The department also has aunched an investigation into possible pricing violations during the current oil the officials said. Page 3. Comfortably cool Mostly sunny but continued cool with the high in the 70s. Unseasonably cool with lows ranging from 50 near the lake to near 40 in the suburbs. Page 2. The Index is on Page 2. Doctors to bypass blocked artery Scott to undergo heart surgery today by Kurt Baer Herald political editor Illinois Atty. Gen. William J. Scott is scheduled to undergo open heart sur- gery this afternoon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where surgeons will replace a major artery that has become blocked. The surprise decision to operate on the 52-year-old Scott was-made Tues- day after heart tests showed a major artery was blocked badly. The single bypass in which doctors will replace the clogged left anterior descending artery with a vein taken from Scott's is expected to take three to eight a spokes- man for the attorney general said Tuesday. Scott has been in intensive care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since last when he was admitted after complaining of chest pains. DOCTORS CONCLUDED he was suffering from unstable angina pcc- a condition characterized by a sharp pain in the chest and shoulder brought on by an insufficient flow of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. A Republican candidate for the Unit- ed States Scott also is under federal indictment for income tax eva- sison. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 1. Scott was described by spokesman Frank Grenard as being in good spirits and awaiting the Since entering the Scott has had to restrict all and visita- tion has been limited to family mem- bers. A federal grand jury indicted Scott on April 9 after a two-year investiga- tion of his personal and campaign finances that began when his disclosed that he once kept thousands of dollars in campaign con- tributions in safe deposit boxes. THE INDICTMENT charges that Scott his income on his federal tax returns for 1972-75. From the Scott called the indictment a political witch hunt di- rected by U.S. Atty. Thomas Sullivan. Scott accused Sullivan of a conflict of interest as a defense Sullivan represented some of the cor- porations sued by the attorney gener- al's office. one of the most popular Re- publicans in Illinois easily won re-election to a fourth term as attor- ney general in 1978. WILLIAM J.SCOTT DPI photo O'Hare negotiating for additional terminal Chicago O'Hare International Airport Hk Proposed site of new International Terminal Herald graphic by Lynn Asinof HmlditiN writer Negotiations are under way for construc- tion of a new international air terminal at O'Hare Airport and expansion of O'Hare's crowded domestic airport space. The City of Chicago is seeking permission from federal authorities to construct a new international air terminal on land now used by the military. So the federal government has agreed to negotiate removal of a portion of the mili- tary Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne said Tuesday. She said the action would permit expan- sion of crowded O'Hare Airport facilities and enable the airport to keep its title as the world's busiest. With construction of a new international domestic operations could be ex- panded into the present international facili- thus relieving current overcrowding. The mayor said there has been increasing pressure from Chicago business and industry groups to expand O'Hare Airport for foreign trade. She said the proposed expansion has been studied for four years but refused to say when plans for the new terminal will be- come more definite. IN O'Hare ranked as the world's busi- est airport with passengers arriv- ing or an 11 percent increase over the 1977 total. Atlanta ranked second with 9 million passengers less than a 34 percent increase over the previous year's total. In cargo O'Hare ranked second to Los handling pounds of cargo compared with pounds at the California air- port. O'Hare Airport also led in the number of' aircraft movements with compared with Atlanta's Three possible sites were mentioned for the relocation of military Chanute Air Force Base in downstate Ran- Glenview Naval Air Station and Rock- ford. Mrs. Byrne said part of the airport negoti- ations include the possibility of using Mid- way Airport for increased freight operations. have some things on the back burner with she said. THE said there may be some community opposition to increased freight service at Midway because most freight flights are at night. Negotiations with the federal government will be overseen by Thomas who is leaving his city planning position. Kapsalis is an aeronautical engineer. Mrs. Byrne said Kapsalis' duties will not decrease the powers of city aviation com- missioner J.P. Dunne.   

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