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   Titusville Herald  (Newspaper) - April 3, 1984, Titusville, Pennsylvania                                DRAKE WELL 1859 News and Advertising Pipeline Into the Oil Creek Valley Mostly Cloudy GOOD MORNING Mostly cloudy today with high 51 Rain tonight and Wednesday with low tonight 35 and high Wednesday 45 TITUSVILLE PA TUESDAY MORNING APRIL 31984 25 Cents Stein To Probe Meese HELP FOR VICTIM Medics help a wounded man on the scene of a terrorist attack in downtown Jerusalem Monday during which 48 persons were wounded AP Laserphoto 48 Persons Wounded As 3 Arabs Rampage JERUSALEM AP Three Arab gunmen rampaged down a busy Jerusalem street Monday firing automatic weapons and hurling hand grenades in a 10minute terror spree that wounded 48 people police said They said bystanders shot and killed one attacker and officers captured the other two Police and hospital officials said one victim was in critical condition and another was seriously wounded but most other injuries were minor The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine a hardline member of the Palestine Liberation Organization claimed responsibility for the attack in communiques from Damascus Syria The attackers ran down King George Street in the citys commercial heart throwing four hand grenades firing a submachine gun and attacking at least one bus according to witnesses and the police The attack spread fear throughout the city A small crowd near the scene attacked a group of Arab construction workers Police said they were flooded with reports of terrorists and bombs but none were found It was the first such random shooting attack in the Jewish sector of Jerusalem although it has sufffered bombings in the past This is something new said Interior Minister Yosef Burg who is in charge of the police We will have to learn from this Burg initially identified the three attackers as Arabs from Lebanon but later his ministry said it was not sure where they came from Mayor Teddy Kollek said the guerrillas are trying to prove that their account with us is not yet finished Well our account with them is not finished either In the past Israel has retaliated for terrorist incidents by attacking suspected guerrilla targets On Sunday Israeli artillery shelled alleged guerrilla headquarters in Syrianheld Lebanese territory to answer attacks on Israeli troops Reagan Nixes Sov Talks o On Star Wars Weapons WASHINGTON AP President Reagan setting the stage for a fight with Congress over curbing arms in space said Monday it would not be wise to open negotiations with the Soviet Union on a treaty banning satellitekiller weapons that the Kremlin possesses and the United States still is developing In a report to Congress Reagan said No arrangements or agreements beyond those already governing military activities in outer space have been found to date that are judged to be in the overall interest of the United States and its allies The administration argued it would be virtually impossible to verify compliance with any treaty and that it even would be difficult to tell which Soviet space systems could be used as weapons Reagan said the United States would study the feasibility of restrictions on specific antisatellite weapons as opposed to a comprehensive ban but that there are problems with that also Until we have determined whether there are in fact practical solutions to these problems I do not believe it would be productive to engage in formal international negotiations Reagan wrote The presidents declaration points the way toward a showdown with Congress later this year over a law approved overwhelmingly last year The measure sponsored by Sen Paul Tsongas DMass bars advanced testing of the US antisatellite system unless the administration certifies that it is contrary to Reagans statement Monday ready to negotiate a com prehensive ban of such weaponry Responding to Reagans report Tsongas said It is very clear this ad ministration does not intend to pursue arms control in this area The ad ministrations approach is simple It says no treaty can be verified and that becomes a selffulfilling prophecy Senator Prepares Bill To Regulate Exit Polls HARRISBURG AP A state senator Monday introduced legislation designed to regulate news media interviews with voters as they exit polling places Early projections of election winners based on exit polls can dramatically reduce the number of late voters Sen Michael OPake D Berks told a press conference Television networks use exit polls to try to predict who won and to find out the strengths and weaknesses of candidates among different constituencies OPake said some voters stay at home if they believe a race is already over he said If voters dont come out because theyve been told the presidential constest has been decided they cant cast ballots in state or local races many of which are decided by a few hundred or thousand votes he said OPakes legislation would require exit pollsters to register with the state Elections Bureau 30 days before a vote The secretary of state could then prohibit a survey found to violate either the right to a secret ballot or access to the polling place he said The lawmaker was not specific about what criteria a secretary of state would use in implementing the law Were not going to deny exit polling OPake said What were trying to do is regulate it OPake said a University of Michigan study of the 1980 election found that predictions based on exit polls can decrease voter participation by 6 percent to 20 percent WASHINGTON AP Jacob A Stein a former Watergate defense lawyer was named special prosecutor Monday in the investigation of Attorney Generaldesignate Edwin Meese III A special panel of three federal judges chose Stein 59 of Washington to investigate this matter and to prosecute for any violations of federal criminal law disclosed by his investigation It is ordered that the independent counsel shall have jurisdiction to investigate any allegation or evidence of violation of any federal criminal law by Mr Meese said Judges Roger Robb J Edward Lumbard and Lewis R Morgan Stein described by the presiding judge in the Watergate trials as one of the finest attorneys in Washington said in a telephone interview I hope to carry out a dignified thoroughly professional in vestigation I was contacted by the threejudge panel today I thought it was a high honor and I accepted he added Stein refused to comment on how long he expected the investigation to take Ive got a mandate and an ap pointment order and thats what Im going to follow The panel of judges has identified the nature of the in vestigation and that is my map on the subject Attorney General William French Smith last week had asked the special judicial panel to name a prosecutor to investigate all allegations against Meese President Reagans counselor and top policy adviser The Justice Department asked that the prosecutor look into Meeses receipt of loans from and his other financial transactions with people who later got federal jobs special treatment for businesses in which Meese had an interest Meeses promotion in the military reserve and what he knew about the receipt by the Reagan campaign in 1980 of thenPresident Carters campaign materials Meese whose nomination to succeed Smith as at torney general has been held up by the Senate Judiciary Committee while the investigation proceeds has denied any wrongdoing Meeses lawyer and spokesman Leonard Garment issued a statement saying We are pleased that the judicial panel has acted promptly and has appointed a distinguished lawyer to serve as the independent counsel We look forward to cooperating fully with him The White House referred all queries to Garment The appointment of a special prosecutor is provided for by the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 which was passed as a result Of the Watergate scandal Under the law if allegations are made against a top government official the Justice Department must determine if they are frivolous If they are not the department recom mends to the special judicial panel whose members were named by Chief Justice Warren Burger that the independent counsel as the special prosecutor is called in the act be appointed Smith began a preliminary investigation to see if a prosecutor was needed after it was disclosed March 15 that Meese failed to include on his required financial disclosure forms a interestfree loan which his wife received from Edwin Thomas a California friend of the Meese family to purchase stock Smith noted that while the loan was outstanding Thomas and his wife and son were appointed to federal jobs Others who helped Meese financially also received government jobs Meese has said there was no con nection between the financial help and the jobs He also has denied any knowledge of how the Reagan campaign in 1980 obtained Carter strategy documents although some Carter campaign papers with cover memos addressed to Meese were found in Reagan campaign files Dems Woo NY Voters Pennsylvania Campaign Heating Up HARRISBURG AP Former Vice President Walter Mondales supporters in the United Steelworkers Union gathered here Monday to plan strategy for a membertomember canvassing campaign Meanwhile two busloads of volunteers for US Sen Gary Hart moved across the state handing out leaflets The group called Garys Guerrillas planned to visit shopp ing centers factory gates colleges and senior citizens centers in Allen town Bethlehem Reading Lan caster Lebanon and other cities And Rev Jesse Jacksons sup porters worked city neighborhoods trying to insure heavy support on primary day The three major candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination were still campaigning in New York in preparation for Tues days primary there But their sur rogates are laying the groundwork in Pennsylvania for its April 10 primary Fans Mourn Cops Probe Gayes Death LOS ANGELES AP Marvin Gayes soulful music filled the air as fans gathered Monday to mourn his death and a detective said We may never know the depth of the conflict between the singer and his father who is accused of his murder Gaye whose smooth and sexy style dominated Motown records during the 1960s with such hits as I Heard It Through The Grapevine was killed by two bullets in the chest Sunday the eve of his 45th birthday His father retired minister Mar vin Gaye Sr 69 was later booked for investigation of his sons murder and was being held without bail Police said they expected he would be arraigned Wednesday Lt Robert Martin chief of detec tives for the Wilshire Division said Monday the argument which ended in Gayes shooting had begun on Saturday Benedict Bailey Biggest Spenders HARRISBURG AP Political campaigns for Auditor General Al Benedict and former Congressman Don Bailey are leading all statewide candidates in fundraising and spen ding according to records on file with the state In addition the records indicate Bailey has the largest unpaid cam paign debt Benedict in his bid for the state treasurers nomination in the April 10 primary has raised and spent so far this year Baileys committee raised and spent between January and the end of March for his bid for the Democratic auditor general nomination NEW YORK AP Walter Mondale Gary Hart and the Rev Jesse Jackson toured New York on Monday in a frantic final day of campaigning for the state Democratic presidential primary the biggest prize so far in the redhot race for the partys nomination Mondale the leader in the polls visited several upstate cities where he appealed for support on the basis of a lifetime of public service Im not a guesswhat candidate who just shows up on the scene today and asks for your votes he said in an obvious though unnamed reference to Hart Hart also campaigning upstate counterattacked on special interests and campaign contributions We cannot elect a president to reform the campaign finance laws of this nation who goes into office beholden to those special interest groups who have financed his campaign on that basis he said Mondale takes no campaign contributions from political action committees but there are dozens of independent committees set up around the country that are supporting the former vice president and accepting thousands of dollars from political action committees Jackson hoping for a strong turnout among black and Hispanic voters in New York City campaigned in Harlem and Brooklyn We will clean the garbage off our streets he said We will take the handguns off the streets Jackson finished third in the public opinion polls but he has been predicting Well win High Court To Ponder 6Moments of Silence9 WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court while adhering to its 22year ban on officially sponsored school prayers said Monday it will consider let ting public schools provide a daily moment of silence for students The justices said they will study an Alabama law that allowed periods of silence at the start of each school day for student meditation or prayer The law was struck down as unconstitutional by a federal appeals court that said the legislations main purpose was promoting religion At the same time Monday the justices agreed with the appeals court that a separate Alabama law that allowed public school teachers to lead willing students in prayer is unconstitutional The high court showing no intention of reconsidering its 1962 decision outlawing officially sponsored prayer sessions in public schools limited its review to the moment of silence law Similar laws have been enacted in 22 other states They are Arizona Arkansas Connecticut Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Kansas Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan New Jersey New Mexico New York North Dakota Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island Ten nessee and Virginia Lower courts have struck down the New Jersey New Mexico and Tennessee laws But the Massachusetts law was upheld by a threejudge federal court in 1976 WHOS BUYING President Ronald Reagan has a laugh as he offers to buy hot dogs for baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn left and Baltimore Orioles owner Edward Bennett Williams right in the dugout at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore Monday The vendor gave each a hot dog but refused to take the presidents money AP Laserphoto JACOB A STEIN NewsAt kAGlance WASHINGTON AP The Republicancontrolled Senate re jected a deep cut in proposed military aid to El Salvador Monday after being warned that cutting President Reagans request could touch off a bloodbath in the Central American country By a vote of 63 25 the lawmakers defeated an amendment by Sen Edward M Kennedy DMass to reduce a million compromise appropriation for Salvadoran military assistance to million WASHINGTON AP A federal jury found Rep George V Hansen RIdaho guilty Monday of four counts of filing false financial documents to Congress from 1978 through 1981 LAS VEGAS Nev AP The Las Vegas Strip lost some of its daz zle Monday as about 17100 employees of 32 luxury hotelcasinos walked off the job in a pay dispute and big showrooms went dark But the gambling went on and most lounge acts were nol affected DAVTONA BEACH Fia AP The discovery of a cascading series of genetic triggers that may start tumor growth suggests cancer might be easier to treat than once was feared Charles Stiles a biochemist at the DanaFarber Cancer Institute in Boston said Monday HARRISBURG AP The Gallup Co has completed a state funded survey of 1500 Pennsylva nians to discover how residents feel about schools and teachers and what changes are needed The state Board of Education ordered the survey which used telephone inter views during the past two weekends with randomlyselected residents according to board Executive Direc tor Jeff Grotskv WASHINGTON AP Yields on shortterm Treasury securities fell iii Mondays auctions after rising for six straight weeks to their highest levels in 19 months the government said SEATTLE AP Explorer Scouts combing a wooded area where three skeletons were found over the weekend discovered a fourth skeleton Monday and all were being examined as possible victims of the Green River killer of ficials said If the latest discoveries are officially identified as Green River victims that would bring the death toll in the serial murders to 20 An additional 12 missing women fit the profile of Green River victims most of whom have been young pro stitutes WASHINGTON AP The Customs Service stepped up efforts to halt steel import fraud Monday in the newest phase of a crackdown called Operation Tripwire of ficials said SCRANTON Pa AP US Senator Arlen Specter told a group of area officials Monday nol to ex pect federal aid to upgrade area water systems plagued by an illness causing parasite STATE COLLEGE Coal mine safety programs need to place more emphasis on areas beyond where the material is actual ly extracted researchers who reviewed more than 91000 mining injuries said Monday I1ARRISBURG AP Carl R Chambcrlin 35 a York hotel manager won half of Fridays million Lotto jackpot a lottery spokesman said Monday   

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