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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette August 25, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa PROFILE OF A POLICE CHIEF W eat h er~ Parlly cloudy with chance of rain today through Monday. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s. VOLl MIO 92 NI MISER 228La Priers Speaks Out (In Sectior KUEASTERN IOWA POLITICSFirst of l() 'lrtides In Section B) Section A CITY FINAL 35 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Find No Penalty for A-Plant Violations By David Burnham New York Times Service WASHINGTON — The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) regularly finds safety violations in more than one out of three of the facilities it inspects. However, it imposes a penalty in only a small fraction of even the most serious of these cases, commission records show'. For the year ending June JO. for example, commission inspectors found a total of 3,333 violations in 1.288 of the 3.047 installations they examined. According to the commission's own definition, 98 of these charges were considered the most serious of three categories of violation and posed a health threat in that they caused, or were likely to cause, radiation exposures to employes or the public in excess of permitted limits. This involved the release of radioactive materials in the environment beyond permitted limits or were a security threat. 3.000 Violations During the year its inspectors found more than 3,000 viola- AIM Lawyers Freed After Stay in Jai ST. PAUL (AP) - Attorneys William Kunstler and Mark Lane were released from custody Saturday after nearly 24 hours is the St. Paul City jail. No charges were filed against the defense lawyers, whom U.S. District Judge Fred Nichol ordered jailed following a melee Friday afternoon in the trial of American Indian Movement (AIM) leaders Dennis Banks and Russell Means. “We all regret this happened, although maybe for different reasons,” Kunstler told reporters after his release at noon. The courtroom disturbance began when snickers broke out in the spectator section as Kunstler was questioning a prosecution witness. The judge ordered spectators removed from one row of seats Fistfights erupted as marshals were removing the spectators and one marshal sprayed a can of chemical Mace toward spectators. inadvertently hitting another marshal. “Judge, you brought this on.” Kunstler said Nichol warned Kunstler not to say any more or he would be jailed. Kunstler said he didn’t care, and the judge ordered marshals to take him into custody. When Lane interjected to ask if Kunstler was being jailed “for a little laughter’’, the judge ordered him to jail, too. tions, however, the commission j imposed punishments on only eight occasions. The commission revoked the licenses of two small companies and levied civil penalties against six others totaling only $37,000. The possible dangers inherent in these violations range from what experts believe is the ex tremely remote possibility of a major reactor accident during which hundreds of thousands of citizens could be exposed to lethal radiation doses, to the less remote chance of the accidental exposure of employes working in various kinds of nuclear facilities. “The fact that the AEC finds violations in one third of the installations it inspects is clear evidence the regulations do not work,” Anthony Mazzocchi, legislative director for the oil. chemical and Atomic Workers Union, charged. Corporate Health “These numbers are proof, I positive that the commission is more interested in the health of the corporation than the health I of the worker,” Mazzocchi said I in an interview in his Washington office. Dr. Donald Knuth, director of the commission’s regulatory division, defended the enforcement record as being consistent | with the commission’s philosophy of encouraging industry to be responsible for living up to j safety regulations. “By and large,” Dr. Knuth said. “I think our enforcement program is effective." Dr. Knuth explained that before the commission took the admittedly rare step of revoking a license or imposing a civil penalty, it requested the corporation in question to voluntarily make a correction and these requests usually were complied with. But the 1974 proportion of violations to inspections was not unique. During the last five years the commission made 10.320 inspections and found 3.704 installations with one or more violations. Civil penalties or some other sanction were imposed a total of only 22 times. AEC Records The number of installations with violations, installations that were inspected and installations that were penalized has emerged from an examination of AEC records by The New York Times at a time when the (Continued: Page 3, Col. 2 ) r nrioofh Sailing ", •I#-** jH Nelson Rockefeller, President Gerald Ford's nominee for vice-president, and his wife, Happy, sail through the harbor aboard their 2 I-foot skiff, "Queen Mary". Rockefeller is continuing a vacation at Seal Harbor, Maine, which was interrupted when the President called him to the White House and announced the nomination. Prison Escapees Kill Chiefs Back Soviet Proposal on Cyprus By United Press International ministry source reacted coolly to Greece and the Greek Cypriot ,hc P|an- sa^    “b. *»'- president spurned a British pro- ln® ne8 a,f‘ w,    ln posal Saturday for the revival of /M (‘s on ^'. the defunct Geneva Cyprus' Turkcy warned the CyPnot peace conference and at the- government its tr°op« now con-same time tentatively accepted: 'rolling one third of the island rn la Soviet Plan for expanded lk<‘ Mediterranean wonId re a i-pcacc talks with participation ;'lc a8amst .reek Cyprio s lf by the Communist powers. hcy conducted Barilla war- by the communist powers The U.S. has not yet officially    •yur^isj1 warning in An- reacted to the Soviet proposal. ^ came in rcaction t0 a but diplomatic: sources rn Lon- statement by Greek Cypriot don predicted Washington would President G!afcos ck.rides, who | turn it down.    said in Athens that if a peace Would Retaliate    j    ‘•ettlement is not reached: Turkey has not officially ac- “There is nothing left for us cepted or rejected the Soviet but to conduct a guerilla war plan either. An Ankara foreign against the Turks, who will soon find out that their perimeter in Cyprus is not inviolable.” A Greek government spokesman in Athens said Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitrios Bit-, sios informed Britain it was not j interested in its proposal to re-! sumo the broken down Geneva talks, held between Turkey, Greece, Britain and Cypriot Say Panther Head Marked For Murder OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) - Black Panther leader lluey representatives on the future of I Newton, 32, has jumped bail1 the divided island. amid rumors that he has been marked for murder.    Principle His attorney, Charles Garry, The spokesman said Greece, I said that a $JO.OOO “contract” on on the other hand, accepted in Newtons life had been put out principle a Soviet plan for an for him last .summer by the un- expanded peace conference that derworld. He expressed concern'would include participation by about Newton s safety when the all 15 U.N. Security Council radical black leader failed to members, including China and appear in court Friday on five the Soviet Union, as well as charges ranging from assault Greece. Turkey, and Cyprus with a deadly weapon, assault I representatives. on a police officer and assault “We have accepted the Soviet | with intent to commit bodily, proposal in principle,” said ^arm-    '    Greek government spokesman But Garry also said Newton Panayotis, Lambdas. “The gov- has had “a bellyfull” of legal eminent reserves to itself the entanglements and it is possi- right to express its observations blo that he fled the country. on the proposal when it answers officially to the Soviet Union Jacqueline Taber »• .,    . through its ambassador in Judge Jacqueline Taber sued an arrest warrant for New-1 ton when he failed to appear in Athens on Monday.” In Athens, derides said he (her court to answer specific!    yic|»ucf    B*u charges that he shot a teenage abo accepted he Soviet propos- i girl and pistol-whipped his tai- *!' warned that unless the |jor    [plan    were accepted by all par ities concerned “the Soviet pro- An informed Oakland officers police were' posal will death.” (guerilla War suffer a painless BULLETIN STRAWN, Texas ll PII — Three revenge-seeking convicts Saturday killed an elderly west Texas rancher, sped across the state in a .stolen car and killed a woman at a truck stop, while under pursuit by police. Two $ee ®a'n In Syria Talks at the penitentiary escaped and that Toria«|** Chuckle In an up-to-date Monopoly game, the player who buys all four railroads goes bankrupt. Copyright who operates a ranch that covers parts of two counties northeast of Roby, which is about 50 miles northwest of Abilene. Kidnaped? First reports said Baker was kidnaped rn Roby and taken to shot to death at his Texas ranch hLs ranth W1-ere he was s|ain Saturday.    Tile    escapees    were    identified    house    about    nine    month A manhunt was launched for as Jerry Aimer. 22; Richard Wilson said all the ROBY. Texas (AP) - A man who authorities said was on an j escaped convict’s death list w as death list before he Baker was on the list. Wilson, who declined tify others on the list, : list “involves a lot of here in Colorado as well Texas " WASHINGTON (UPI) - Secretary of State Kissinger and Halim Khaddam three days of talks source said operating on the theory Newton j elected to flee rather than face the? charges. But he conceded derides, in warning Turkey that an “old” threat against I that Greek Cypriots would carry Newton’s life had come from out guerilla warfare rather than underworld figures involved in accept the continued presence prostitution rackets.    of Turkish troops, said, “The “The panthers were interfer- refugees suffer, our animals are mg with the street walkers,” he dying, our homes are looted, but said    we are ready to accept all of Former Oakland police Chief lhat.instead of ,bcndin8 down 10 three escaped Colorado convicts!Mangum, 22; and Dalton Wil-and authorities said others on j hams, 28. the death list    were closely, In    Canon City, Colo., State guarded.    penitentiary Warden Alex Wil-j" . ' ” ™ ~stc”    Charles Gain reached in SU Pe- a fait accompli/’ Killed was T.    L. Baker, 58..son    said Williams had left a    ;; ^    J    tersburg, Fla.,    confirmed    that In    Ankara>    Turkish Informa- concluded    he had wan|ed    Garry a    -lion    Minister    Orhan Birgit ac- Saturday ag0 unspecified underworld CUifed derides of threatening to with no apparent progress to- figures had put out a “contract” on Newton. to iden- ward solving the sticky problem said the of Palestinian refugees People In marked contrast to Kissinger’s other meetings with Arab and Israeli officials in re-, break the U.N.-sponsored ceasefire and warned, “The (Greek Buchwald Wants Probe He said Williams faces cent weeks, no joint communi-charges of burglarizing Baker’s que w as issued at the end of the o. Khaddam-Kissinger talks, people on The discussions ended with an Williams’ list, both in Texas and hour-long meeting at the White in Colorado “are being watched House Saturday, after which tm Pathet Lao: Will Free American Kennedy Wins Own Tennis Tournament NEW YORK (APi - Democratic Senators Kennedy of Massachusetts and Tunney of California beat Sen. Weicker, (R-Conn), and Republican Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton in the Robert F. Kennedy Pro - Celebrity Tennis Match at Forest Hills on Saturday. As the two Democrats won a tie-breaking game in what announcer Art Buchwald called “a political match,’' the newspaper columnist told the 13,000 spectators “there will be a Sonata investigation . . . Kennedy is winning his own tournament.’’ The tournament was to raise money for causes which had been supported by the late Sen Robert Kennedy ID* N.Y.i and the organizers said the majority of the money would go for projects involving blacks, American Indians and Chicanos. They said that $150,000 was raised on the sultry afternoon, compared to $100,000 last year, Ethel Kennedy, widow of the assassinated senator, and her partner. Charles Pasarell, lost to Comedian Bill Cosby and Brian Gottfried 5-3 At the end of the set, Cosby met Ethel Kennedy at the foot of the referee’s stand, kneeled and kissed her hand. It was the first time that Mrs. Kennedy had played in public since a broken leg — suffered in a skiing accident — had healed. The temperatures at the West Side Tennis Club were in the low 90s, broken by a brief rain squall and the players looked like Who's Who of the sweat set. Senator Kennedy's soaked hair twisted into ringlets and some ol the other players looked as though they had just come out of a swimming pool to meet on the court. Around the court, in the press section and the marquee reserved for VIP’s, teen aged autograph hounds swarmed and crowded about. Among those playing were Kennedy in-law Sargent Shriver, Democratic candidate for the vice presidency in 1972; Steve Smith, another Kennedy in-law, movie star Sidney Poitier, playwright Neil Simon, Treasury Secretary Simon — who used to be energy czar and showed plenty of it Saturday; movie star Charlton Heston, Sen. Javits I RNY.); dress designer Oleg Cassini, comedian Alan King, and a number of television newsmen. pretty closely.” Freed Himself Fisher county Constable J. L Decker said Bakers son, Gary, who lives in Roby. was tied up by three armed men. They took his car keys, but he freed himself. found another set for his father’s truck and drove to notify authorities. Baker’s ranch home spreads over portions of Fisher and Stonewall counties, Aimer, sen mg life for murder, and Williams were identified as former Snyder, Texas, residents. Mangum was serving 3 to 5 years for car theft, while Williams was serving an indefinite term for assault. Colorado prison authorities escape was due to press office saving only: said the (Continued: ape was due Page 3, Col. 4 VIENTIANE (UPI)—-A senior official of the Communist Path-; et Lao Saturday confirmed that; Emmet Kay, the last known! American prisoner in Indo-issued a statement China, would be released Sept.! 12 when other prisoners of war “Secretary of State Kissinger are exchanged in Laos. concluded his consultations with Colonel Pradith Thiangtham, Syrian Foreign Minister Khad- a Pathet Lao central committee dam with a one-hour meeting in member and a delegate to the the White House. Richard commission which negotiated Murphy, I S. ambassador to the exchange, said Kay, 47, of Syria, was the only other person Honolulu, would be released “as attending the 10:30 a m. meet- a humanitarian and goodwill; mg. Mr Khaddam leaves today gesture.” to return to Syria. Any other pradith said Hay, a civilian) questions should be directed to pilot who flew contract missions the state department    for jtie US. embassy, would be But the state department said released even though the Pathet it had nothing to add.    Lao did not consider him a pns- The talks on Middle East oner of war, but rather a problems began Thursday cease-fire violator morning and included a meeting The Laotian cease-fire had Friday with President Ford, but been in effect for more than two at no point has there been any months when singk-engine air-indication that the leaders had craft flown by Hay was forced found some common ground in down in Communist territory on their approaches to the issues. May 7, 1973, while on a supply the Vientiane government. run to an enclave controlled by (Continued: Page 3, Col. 8 Todays Index SECTION A tat* News ... I, J. IO Deaths I City Halt Notes 4 Accent On Youth s Editorials I, * Report card ta SECTION B iowa News 17, 30 Frank Nya's Political Television Table Notes I Political Calender 4 Marion 4 Food S New York Stocks I Financial I IO Building ,, ...... .. IHS Record Review* Ii Movies ., It, 1/ F arm ...... ll. if SECTION C social ... . .. in Around the Town t New Book* . ...... i Travel ii SECTION D Sports .. i ii Outdoor Iowa • Wan! Ads » ....... 10-31 Crossword ____ ll Pare de Metaline I 30 Comics IO rn i i ;

  • Alan King
  • Anthony Mazzocchi
  • Bill Cosby
  • Brian Gottfried
  • Charles Gain
  • Charles Garry
  • Charles Pasarell
  • Charlton Heston
  • Donald Knuth
  • Emmet Kay
  • Ethel Kennedy
  • Fred Nichol
  • Gerald Ford
  • Halim Khaddam
  • Jacqueline Taber
  • Jerry Aimer
  • Mark Lane
  • Neil Simon
  • Nelson Rockefeller
  • Newton Panayotis
  • Oleg Cassini
  • Orhan Birgit
  • Richard Wilson
  • Robert F. Kennedy
  • Robert Kennedy
  • Sargent Shriver
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Steve Smith
  • William Kunstler

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: August 25, 1974

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