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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - November 6, 1979, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                A2 THE NEWMEXICAN Santa Fe Nov 4 1979 Abandoning Nplants possible official WASHINGTON AP The chair man of the Nuclear Regulatory Com mission says nuclear plants in areas too populous to be evacuated quickly during a crisis might have to be abandoned Its a Joseph M Hen drie told a House energy subcommittee Monday He said a number of existing plants are located in densely settled areas and that quick evacuation would be difficult if not impractical Two plants in this category are the Indian Point plant north of New York City and the Zion plant near Chicago Hendrie indicated However he stressed that he wasnt recommending either plant be shut down now He said that was a decision that were not up against Another commissioner John F Ahearne suggested that steps short of closing a nuclear plant might first be considered in such instances such as sharply cutting a plants generating output In fact he said he would be surpris ed if he didnt see such steps taken as the government moves in the near future to make the nations 70 operating nuclear plants safer Meanwhile the NRC on Monday an nounced that a freeze on licensing new nuclear plants imposed shortly after the March 28 accident at Three Mile Island is being extended at least until spring Hendrie said the added time is need ed so the recommendations of the presidential commission on Three Mile Island can be fully examined by policy makers Four plants scheduled to go into operation by the end of the year will be directly affected By next spring the number will increase to seven In all 92 plants are now in some stage of construction Industry spokesmen criticized the delaying action NRC director to quit post WASHINGTON AP The ex ecutive director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission says he is quitting but delaying his resignation to give the NRC time to sort out its problems Lee V Gossick said Monday he is resigning effective Feb i 1980 after serving as NRC staff director since the agency was founded in January 1975 The NRC has been attacked for its atomic power plant safety methods since the accident at Three Mile Island A presidential commission on the accident recommended last week that the independent NRC be replaced by an agency with a single ad ministrator answerable to the president Critics of the NRC staff maintain the agency was not prepared to deal with the power plant accident on March 28 near Harrisburg Pa And NRC commissioners have said there were weaknesses in the agencys bureaucratic structure In his letter to the commission Gossick said I recognize that there are many pressing demands that the commission must meet in the coming months and that some time will be re quired for the commission to clearly define the relationships between the commission the executive director for operations and the major pro gram office directors a step that I believe to be absolutely necessary before selecting my NRC Chairman Joseph Hendrie was quoted as expressing regret at the resignation and praising Gossicks highly effective service in some difficult times for the agency ranging from the initial period of reorganiza tion of the NRC through the Three Mile Island accident and its Gossick is a 59yearold aeronautical engineer who served in the Air Force for 31 years before retir ing with the rank of major general in 1973 Gentle giants patience as tall as his 7foot6 body EVANSVILLE Ind AP As Tshirts go it was simple em phatic and to the point Dont it said on the front and on the back it gave his height 7 feet 5 inches John Hollinden hoped it would stem the steady parade of gaping jaws hissing whispers and poin ting fingers But before he could judge its effect something happen ed he hadnt counted on He outgrew it At 21 Hollinden now measures 7 feet inches from his thick brown hair to the soles of his sneakers Its a good bet theres more to come Its a good bet too that the whispers will keep pace But Hollindens patience is as long as his body Id rather be happy than mad or he said So he talks about the good things like being able to see across supermarket aisles and winning a full basketball scholar ship to Indiana State University at Evansville his hometown Hes the secondtallest college player half an inch shorter than George Bell a 20yearold junior at Atlantas Morris Brown College But for every supermarket aisle for every free throw that hits its target theres a shower thats too short a suit that must be custom made a telephone booth thats too low And always theres the endless parade of people who wont leave John Hollinden alone In shopping malls and at movies in airports and at concerts they stalk him like some rare exotic bird HEEEY gettaloada that It was a woman this time with pungent face powder and a voice that carried She scurried across the street to where Hollinden stood outside an Evansvslle restaurant Im guessing that youre said the woman whose flapping kerchief lined up two in ches above his belt buckle No actually HEEEY I bet you play basket she interrupted Yes I he said politely At ISUE Come see us Sometimes the questions bother him Often they dont Shoot if people are pointing and staring and acting like fools thats their problem not he said Its something hes had to learn to live said his mother Anne Hollinden who stands 5foot 8 His father is 6foot3 Ive never seen John fight with anybody not with words not with said his teammate and friend Doug Alexander A gentle said his coach Wayne Boultinghouse Aw said Hollinden As long as Im Hes healthier now than ever At 230 pounds hes filled out a lot since his early days at Evansvilles Central High School when he stood slightly over 7 feet and weighed in at 150 pounds Now said Hollinden is With the added pounds have come strength and stamina Boultinghouse said and Hollindens coordination once is now average Cartoonist Al Capp dies CAMBRIDGE Mass AP Al Capp the cartoonist who brought to life for millions of readers the world of Dogpatch while earning a special place in American folk culture is dead at the age of 70 His comic strip Lil which Capp used to lampoon hypocrisy and political hot air with hillbilly bluntness was laid to rest two years ago after 43 years in the worlds newspapers Capp who died Monday created the dimwitted and bigfooted Lil Abner blonde busty Daisy Mae scrappy pipe smoking Mammy Yokum and the all giving Shmoos He made American institutions of the bumbling detective Fearless Fosdick Kickapoo Joy Juice Lower Slobbovia and Sadie Hawkins Day the day the maidens of Dogpatch chased after the towns bachelors Capp who suffered from emphysema died in Mount Auburn Hospital near his Cambridge home his attorney Alvin Hochberg said Capps death came almost two years to the day after his retirement A humorist has one duty to be fun he said on his retirement Some are funny about kids some about dogs some about mothers I chose fraud Whatever was fraudulent I Started in 1934 in the Depression Lil Abner became an immediate success spreading to more than 900 newspapers around the world The strip became the basis for a hit Broadway musical in 1956 Capp earned a year at his peak of fame CORRECTION The mens suits on page 9 of Sears Pre Holiday values Sup plement in todays New Mexican are not available at Santa Fe Store The Girls bicycle and weight bench set have not arrived and rainchecks will be issued Installation on speed control adver tised on page 14 not available at Santa Fe store SEARS Family turns out for Ted Kennedy WASHINGTON AP They turned out for Jack They turned out for Bobby Now the Kennedy family ic turning out for Teddy despite whatever private reservations they may have about his presidential candidacy The family will have an important role in this cam said Tom Southwick press secretary to Sen Ed ward M Kennedy Kennedy makes it official Wednesday that he will challenge President Carter for the Democratic presiden tial nomination Specific assignments have not yet been made But Southwick said that with the possible exception of the senators mother Rose Kennedy who is in frail health Kennedys wife children sisters inlaws nieces and nephews will be fanning over the country in the next few months to promote Kennedy for president They will be speaking ai places for the senator meeting people he cant see and generally filling in for Sotithwick said Kennedys wife Joan whose distaste for politics and previous lack of enthusiasm for a presidential bid is well known will make select appearances Southwick said Though she still lives separately from Kennedy she says she will campaign for her husband and move from Boston to the White House if he wins You wont be seeing too much of Joan but youll see a lot of the said another Kennedy associate Theyll fill in for Joan because they dont want to see her bowled over by Ihe campaign Shes still Mrs Kennedy has been enrolled in an alcoholabuse program in Boston for more than a year If any other members of Kennedys family have qualms about his campaign theyre not saying so publicly He spent a lot of lime with them all during the congressional recess last Southwick said Sure hey talked about the possibility of a campaign And now theyre all behind him ion Kennedys two eldest children Kara 19 and Teddy 18 arc considering taking time off from college to cam paign aides say but no decision has been made Missed Your New Mexican Call 9833309 before 7 MondayFriday Or before 11 Weekends Holidays General Circulation Subscriber Service and 3309 Class if ied Want Advertising LosAlamos 4191 Classified 4191 Espanola 5900 Classified 4900 4900 Carrier Delivery Mon Fri Satur day Sunday 8 Holidays per week By Mail Rates available upon request The New Mexican a member of Gannett Co Inc is published Saturday Sunday 8 holiday mornings and weekday afternoons by The New Mex ican Inc 202 E Marcy Box 208 Santa Fe r M 87501 Second Class Postage paid at Santa Fe New Mexican earners arc independent contractors As a conve nience to subscribers aovance payments for home delivery at SI 40 per week for periods from 13 to 52 weeks may be made Directly to Tne New Mexican Inc as agent No responsibility for advance payments assumed by company unless paid directly o The New Mexican Member Associated Press Gannett News Service Auoit Bureau oi Circulations Send change of address notices to The New Mexican Box 20J8 Santa Fe 87501 PUBLICATION NO USPS 596 MO Af Luerpnoto MOUNTING TRASHTrash piling up caus ed by a public workers strike didnt stop this Softball game in Kapiolani Park Honolulu in the shadow of famed Diamond Head Striking workers won a delay in prosecution of contempt charges against them The workers are entitled to a jury trial on the charges Police continue to search for suspect in rally deaths GREENSBORO AP The Justice Department acting under orders from President Carter is expanding its investigation of Saturdays slaughter at an antiKlan rally as organizers of the demonstra tion prepare to mourn their dead Police continued to search for at least one more suspect and a white Ford compact which was seen in a video tape of the shooting Meanwhile 14 men charged in the shootings were ordered held without bond after a judge termed them im minently dangerous to others in the A probable cause hear ing was set for Nov 20 The men sang Onward Christian Soldiers and God Bless America outside the courtroom of Guilford County Chief District Judge Robert Cecil They were led into court hand cuffed together in pairs Twelve of the defendants face an additional murder count police said following the death Monday of another shooting victim Dr Michael Nathan of Durham At the White House press secretary Jody Powell said Carter had directed the attorney general to cooperate in the investigation and the Justice Department had established a special unit to in vestigate the violence dispatching two dozen FBI agents to the scene The resurgence of the Klan is a matter of concern to the Powell said Police Chief William E Swing said six of the suspects identified themselves as members of the Ku Klux Klan and three said they were members of Nazi groups Three white men and a black women were killed Saturday at a Death to the Klan rally organized by the Communist Workers Party Nine other persons were in jured when gunmen drove up to the rally and opened fire Two remained hospitalized on Monday Swing said a fifth murder count would be filed against the 12 men now charged with four counts of first degree murder and a conspiracy count Two others are charged only with conspiracy to commit murder Swing said police have confirmed that seven or eight cars associated with the attacking gunmen drove through the area of the rally Ali two left the scene when the shooting erupted he said and one of the two remaining cars a white Ford compact visible in video tapes of the event remains at large Nelson Johnson an organizer of the rally charged the FBI police and unidentified government officials were behind the attack This was not the action of a disorganized motley group callec the he told reporters Monday We cant give you the names of the FBI agents but our position in it was the United States government and the agencies in it used the Klan as a 1 My appraisal U JL open his own stor of First National almost Faustin Tino Chavez has been in the jewelry business in Santa Fe for 15 years But when he was ready to open his own store years ago most banks wouldnt help him finance his venture First National saw something in me though and they loaned me the money to get Tino says Now he owns Chavez Fine Jewelers in DeVargas Mall and soon will open a second store in Taos Tino likes the regular visits his personal banker installment loan officer Margo Barr makes to his store And everyone at First National is so friendly even the board members stop to chat with me when Im in the he says Tino has just become a registered jeweler with the American Gemological Society His appraisal of First National Bank Almost flawless Helping people like Tino is another way that putting vOu first keeps us first FIRST BANK ITAF The Plaza Cerrillos at St Michaels Cordova Place Alameda at Sandoval Los Alamos Pojoaque Member FDiC   

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