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   Daily News Record (Newspaper) - July 22, 1983, Harrisonburg, Virginia                                Weather In Brief Partly Cloudy HEART OF ftllONtufli SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF Two Sections 28 Pages Plus TV Week 248 USPS 144520 July 1983 4332702 15 Cents Economy Rebounds At Stunning Pace WASHINGTON AP The govern ment said Thursday the economy grew at an percent annual rate in the second a pace termed stunning and phenomenally impressive by business leaders and welcomed by President Reagan as promising more Jobs and a future filled with The economy was booming in the se cond quarter theres no doubt about said David Ernst of Evans Economics in Jerry chief economist of the National Association of Manufac said the stunning figures leave us a little The increase in economic activity in the AprilJune period was more than tri ple the percent annual rate the previous three when the recovery was getting under ac cording to the Commerce Department report on the Gross National And it was substantially higher than most The economy is growing with more vigor than most economists predicted and this heartens Reagan Vigorous growth is the surest route to more declining deficits and a future filled with opportunity for all our peo he said at a hastily called news con Thursdays report on or inflation GNP covers the entire economy and is the first official estimate of business activity for the spring It attempts to measure or estimate the nations total second quarter ouput of goods and services and comparing it to the first Last with the second quarter still a Commerce flash estimate projected second quarter growth at more than 2 percentage points lower than the per cent reported The pickup was even more welcome in light of new figures showing that the recession was deeper than previously In an accompanying report of 198082 Commerce said Thursday that the downturn from the first quarter of 1981 through the fourth quarter of last year was a full 3 percent rather than the percent previously Those figures are not Not only have we buried the but nearly all of the 3 percent was recouped during the first half of this Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige But he warned that sustained growth is threatened by high interest which he said contributed to a decline in the GNP component on foreign Thursdays report showed that foreign trade continued to be a trouble spot in the with the drop in real net ex ports five times greater in the second quarter than in the Baldrige said high pushing up the value of the is at the root of the trade im as measured by the GNP fixedweighted price was percent in the second quarter com pared to percent in the Baldrige said that though price in creased a little more he did not view this as the beginning of an acceleration He said inflation will remain under control for the foreseeable Martin chairman of the presidents Council of Economic Ad said the GNP report is a good sign but warned growth will probably not con tinue at that rate over a long Baldrige said that with a slowdown ex pected later this year the administration is sticking to its prediction for percent GNP growth from the fourth quarter of 1982 through the fourth quarter of this As Obstructing Peace Reagan Raps Sandinistas By FRANCIS 1181 Tlmei Newi Service WASHINGTON President defending plans for largescale naval maneuvers off Central said Thursday that it would be extremely difficult to bring about stability in the region so long as the Sandinista gov ernment remained in control of Denying that the United States was attempting gunboat diplomacy in the the president said he would hope that there would be no need to Impose a naval blockade on Nicaragua in order to stabilize the The presidents in response to questions at a brief news were among his strongest suggestions thus far that more forceful action might eventually be considered to deal with what he characterizes as a SovietCuban war machine in Nicaragua that threatens the In discussing the administrations plans to increase military and economic aid in the Reagan said he welcomed as a first step Nicaraguas offer this week to take part in regional peace But I dont think it goes far he saying that the Sandinista government must fulfill earlier promises to guarantee civil rights and democratic freedom to the In saying the president appeared to claim at least marginal success in pressing the Nicaraguans to negotiate by supplying support to the con or antiSandinista Reagans critics insist the administra tion is aiming for the overthrow of the but the president contends his goal is limited to stopping Nicaraguas support of leftist insurgents who are threatening the government of El It could be assumed that maybe what is happening there with the contras who are opposing the Sandinista regime had something to do with this Reagan speaking of the Nicaraguan negotiation He said that calls from other Latin American nations for a negotiated settlement also were a Asked whether regional stability could be advanced so long as the Sandinistas ruled alone in the president I think itd be extremely difficult because I think theyre being subverted or theyre being directed by outside Reagan confirmed plans to send aircraft carrier flotillas to both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Central There are going to be maneuvers of various he adding that they have been conducted in various parts of the world in the past without stirring suggestions that the United States was trying to start a Asked about the possibility of a fullscale naval the president replied A blockade is a very serious thing and I would hope that eventuality will not The maneuver plans under consid eration include dispatching Army engineers and Air Force transports to Continued on Page 4 AP Wirephoto LingLing gently nuzzles her tiny cub just five minutes after it was born at the National Panda Cub Dies ByANNBLACKMAN Associated Writer WASHINGTON AP Afer seven years of LingLing gave birth to Americas first panda cub Thursday but within three hours the baby cradled in its mothers LingLing clung to her cub throughout the as National Zoo workers looked on with The which at first appeared nor was born in the panda cage at It was the sixth giant panda born outside At the young panda seem ed to stop said Devra who has supervised the zoos extensive panda research since She said that for hours after the baby stopped LingLing gently tended the licking picking it up in her arms and cradling it against We have no theories why the cub Kleiman said at a zoo news conference after the cubs LingLings behavior was more than adequate to keep the cub But it was hard to tell if she nursed the baby because she was cradling it so constant ly close to the zoos acting assis tant director for animal said the baby was vigorous and active for three squealing and running Videotape of the taken by Na tional Geographic showed the baby pop put of who was lying on her The cub fell about 12 to 18 inches onto a concrete floor and lay motionless for several minutes until LingLing knocked against The tape shows that when the baby started wriggling and Ling Ling picked it up in her then took it in her arms and cradled Kleiman said that although Ling Ling was an inexperienced she doubts she injured the baby She was extremely gentle with Zoo doctors doubt also that the baby was injured when it fell at birth because infant mammals usually survive such Look at giraffe she They drop quite a Because of a mother pandas large size and the small size of the it is difficult to tell if a panda is Several days ago one zookeeper noticed LingLings mammary usually invisible under her thick were And by Wednesday after LingLing was reported building a nest with She refused her afternoon meal and rubbed carrots against her The cub was born 123 days after Ling Ling mated with the Hsing last For the next two consecutive days of her heat she was artificially inseminated with semen from a British Zoo officials say it may never be possible to determine the cubs paterni ORGANIZI COUNCIL OF SENH Heat Waves Death Toll Soars To 33 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two elderly women living near Louis died Thursday in a heat wave that has grown increasingly kill ing 33 people and causing more than 300 to become ill in the East and The worst hot spell since hundreds of people died in 1980 has killed 15 people in 100degree Missouri and nine in including a Connecticut National Guard sman who suffered heat stroke during training and a man in his 30s who drop ped dead while More than 300 cattle perished in South Dakota and at least five dogs died in Two hundred people watching or mar ching in a parade in Minneapolis were treated for heat exhaustion Wednesday I started to forget where I said Mike who plays a drum for the University of Minnesota Alumni I was looking at the buildings and I didnt recognize any of This is the hottest parade Ive ever marched People were placed on cots outdoors and soaked with cold water in the 90 degree About 44 were sent to Hen nepin County Medical Center for emergency said spokeswoman Monette A storm that hit Minnesota Tuesday with 115 mph winds left homes and businesses still without air conditioning Thursday in the Minneapolis and Paul where the temperature was 94 Towns and cities in Nebraska and New Jersey have ordered or advised peo ple not to water lawns or wash cars because of dwindling water Mayor Ronald Young of asked restaurants not to serve water unless customers ask for In addition to the deaths in Missouri In theres hope for a little relief from the hot Story on and four heatrelated deaths have been reported in all in the Louis two have been reported in North and one each has been reported in New York and Officials said 124 illnesses in Georgia were blamed on the as were the il lnesses of two dozen people treated in Kansas City area according to health Most of the deaths have been reported in the last few Authorities said 76 yearold Effie found by police Wednesday night in her Woodson Ter home with the windows tightly died Joanne of East was found dead in her home Thursday In the heat was linked to the deaths of 310 people in 134 in Kansas and about 100 in The en tire country had more than deaths related to the more than six times the usual Louis has had three days with temperatures exceeding 100 and nearly two weeks with daytime temperatures in the In officials said Kenneth of died Tuesday morning at Martin Army Com munity Hospital outside He died of complications of an apparent heat stroke suffered during training July officials The more than 100degree heat in southcentral South Dakota killed more than 300 head of cattle Tuesday and MX Filibuster Holds Up Still Kicking APWlrtphoto Two members of the National Council of Senior Citizens enjoy a lively dance step to the Beer Barrel Polka during a rally in Lafayette Park in The rally was designed to protest rising health care and was featured at the conclusion of the senior citizens National Legislative Several Democratic presidential hopefuls addressed the council Story on WASHINGTON AP Senate pro ponents of the MX missile failed Thurs day to curtail a filibuster led by Democratic presidential hopeful Gary even though deployment of the nuclear weapon has been affirmed by the House and eventual approval seemed in The Senate vote was 55 to 41 on a move by Republican Majority Leader Howard Baker to limit further MX five short of the 60 needed to invoke the parliamentary state where each senator is limited to one hour of The vote demonstrated that when the MX issue reaches a conclusive vote in the President Reagan is almost cer tain to get approval for building at least 21 of a planned 100 MXs included in a billion defense authorizaton bill which the Senate has been debating for nearly two In the MX foes said despite their defeat late they would fight on when the issue comes up again in the Two Senate Arlen Specter of and Bob Continued on Page 2 BIG BEAUTIFUL BING 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