Harrisonburg Daily News Record, December 5, 1986

Harrisonburg Daily News Record

December 05, 1986

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Daily News Record (Newspaper) - December 5, 1986, Harrisonburg, Virginia Mostly Sunny Mostly sunny today with highs in the low to mid Fair lows around Sunny highs In the Sports Supplement The 198687 area high school basketball season Is previewed In Basketball a special tabloid section In todays Dally 56 36 Pages December 1986 4332702 20 Cents CIA Deputy Faces Quiz In Senate WASHINGTON AP Senate in vestigators quizzed the CIAs 2 man for four hours and subpoenaed documents around the country Thursday in an expanding probe into the secret sale of arms to Iran and transfer of profits to Nicaraguan President Reagan said Cabi net officers are free to decide whether to invoke the Fifth Amend ment when their turn conies to A longdistance disagreement sur faced within the administration over the roots of the presidents con troversial Iranian arms White House spokesman Larry Speakes said we dont agree with Defense Secretary Caspar Weinbergers contention that Reagan acted on bad advice when he decided there were responsible of ficials to deal with in Iran than the lunatics who run the Both houses of Congress moved to establish special committees to con duct their own probes when lawmakers return to session in embroiled in the most serious crisis of his has defended his decision to sell arms to Iran as part of a secret diplomatic initiative to reestablish ties with the strategically placed Persian Gulf But he says he was unaware that money in connection with the sales was being tunneled through a Swiss bank account to Contra rebels battling the Nicaraguan The money was made available at a time when direct and indirect gov ernment military assistance to the Contras was prohibited by There was evidence that the Justice Department was looking into the operations of a privately financed support program for Contra rebels in The president announced Tuesday 1 4 To Hang For 83 Goup In Grenada Grenada AP Fourteen people were convicted Thursday and sentenced to hang for the slaying of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in a coup that prompted the United States to in vade this Carribean island in Three of the 18 defendants were convicted of prison sentences of up to 45 and one was acquitted by a jury of seven men and five women that de liberated only three All the defendants pleaded They were accused of killing Bish three Cabinet members and seven other people dur ing the Witnesses said Bishop was among eight victims lined against a wall and cut down with machine gun Six days Marines and paratroopers landed on The Reagan administra tion said the invasions purpose was to restore protect Americans including several hundred medi cal students and prevent a further buildup of Cuban military advisers and weapons on the The United already alarm ed by Bishops Marxist leanings and warm ties with Cuba and the Soviet also wanted to stop a more extreme move to the left by the rad ical military faction that overthrew Bishop and his New Jewel Move Three of those sentenced to hang are Deputy Prime Minister Bernard considered the mastermind of the plot his wife and Hudson the armed forces commander and coup Coard said they were convicted in a kangaroo court and show His wife shouted at Judge Dennis Byron The world will condemn you Ewart who was the army officer of the day when Bishop was My entire life has been dedicated to the I See Pige 16 COMKTION Select oyiteri IHted in Thuridoyi ad should have been not gallon at We are sorry for any Inconvenience Ihli Captain John SeafoodMarket Israel shipped weapons to Iran on condition that two kidnap ped Lebanese be freed as part of an armsforhostages gov ernment officials Story on that his administration would seek appointment of an independent counsel to probe the although the White House disclosed that At torney General Edwin Meese III is still at work on the formal applica In House Democratic Leader Jim Wright of Texas and GOP Leader Bob Michel of Illinois announced they would oversee cre ation of a special 15member blue ribbon panel to coordinate the in Wright said that would would avoid a circuslike at mosphere that might arise from multiple Senate leaders agreed on a supercommittee of their own to include 13 although a spokesman for GOP Leader Bob Dole said his boss and Democratic Leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia had not yet concluded ar Dole issued a state ment saying the president will decide today whether to call for a special session of Congress to ex pedite creation of the In the the Senate In telligence Committee held the in vestigative With extraordinary security provi sions In thepanel heard first from unnamed officials involv ed in covert then ques tioned CIADeputy Director Robert Gates for more than four David chairman of the said the witnesses were providing a very See Page 17 Presidential spokesman Larry Speakes is the center of attention after announcing his resignation in Washington Chief Spokesman Speakes Quits WASHINGTON AP Presidential spokesman Larry who faced the dai ly gridiron of White House briefings longer than any of his recent announc ed Thursday he is resigning to take an execu tive post with Merrill Lynch the Wall Street investment had been negotiating for the senior vice which sources have said pays about a year in salary and for two He plans to begin his new job President when asked how tie felt about his chief spokesman leaving in the midst furor over his secret arms sales to Iran and the diversion of profits to Nicaraguan smiled and told reporters Con gratulate him on getting a fine announcing his decision at his daily jnidday said the new job comes as close to matching this as anything Nothing could ever match he said of the job he has Unabashedly despite the constant grilling of the White House press with which he has maintained a relationship marked both by rancor and Administration asking to remain have said Interior Undersecretary Ann Dore McLaughlin is Speakes most likely successor if White House chief of staff Donald Regan keeps his job in the face of congressional pressure for his res ignation over the handling of the secret weapons McLaughlin worked for Regan when he was treasury secretary and sources say she has been advising him on how to deal with the present She would be the first woman to run the White House press Marlin Vice President George Bushs press secretary and another former Regan associate at the also has been mentioned as a prime candidate for Speakes Asked about his leaving in the midst of the current Speakes said he considered that but decided staying on for two months would be quite a fair time to let the president choose my successor and enough time to serve the president in the current He added he had been discussing the posi tion with the brokerage house since early Oc before the current crisis Speakes has been President Reagans prin cipal spokesman since press secretary James Brady was critically wounded in the assassination attempt against Reagan on March He has held the job longer than See Pare 18 Strong Opposition APWtnpMo A woman rushes up to strike South African activist Winnie Mandela as she leaves the trial of her friend Lindi Mangaliso in Cape Town A group of 200 people pelted Mandela with garbage outside the courthouse the antiapartheid activist accused the government of instigating the Story on Page Factory Orders Dive Percent WASHINGTON AP fac tory orders plummeted percent in the sharpest decline in more than six the government said Thursday in a report that prompted economists to express new fears about a possible Commerce Department said orders for manufactured after adjusting for seasonal totaled billion in billion below their level in The September which had represented a percent had raised hopes among some economists that the American manufacturing sector might be stag ing a rebound after being battered for two years by foreign competi analysts said the big Oc tober drop showed that domestic producers have yet to see improve ment in their trade Some analysts expressed fear that the con tinued weakness in coupled with declines in consumer may be enough to push the country into a recession next Jay head of an economic consulting firm in said he was one of those in the minority who is forecasting the fouryear economic recovery will come to an end in These factory orders are telling us that we are getting deeper into a phase of sluggish he We think the chances of a recession beginning next year are about Only a very marked improvement in the trade balance could avert a Beryl President Reagans chief predicted Wednesday that the huge trade defi cit will shrink by between billion and billion from this years ex pected record billion He said the administration was holding firm to its belief the economy will show greater strength next Roger economist with Data Resources rated the chances of a recession next year as one in If you dont get the trade turnaround then you do get a but we think trade will See Page 16 Key Step Taken Toward AIDS Vaccine WASHINGTON AP Scientists have taken they think is an important step toward pro ducing a vaccine against showing for the first time that only a fragment of protein from the responsible virus is necessary for developing antibodies against A team of government and university researchers says the segment of viral protein spurs high levels of antibodies that neutralize the virus in test animals such as In the researchers say they showed this protein can be inexpensively massproduced in pure quantities using genetically engineered they it remains to be pro ven whether the protein segment can produce sufficient neutralizing antibodies in humans to protect them against acquired immune deficien cy Even if a practical preventive vac cine still is years away because of the extensive safety and effectiveness tests that would be re quired before experts Robert Gallo of the National Cancer In a codiscoverer of the AIDS virus and col laborator on the vaccine said he is en thusiastic about the latest We are excited by the results to date and have begun the process of testing the experimental vaccine hi Gallo said in a state These apes are the only known animals other than humans that can get AIDS from the Other test such as goats and develop antibodies to the virus but do not get the We are hopeful that the results of these tests will give us a better idea whether or not this pro tein fragment has the potential of producing an immune response capable of protecting against the AIDS virus in Gallo AIDS is an infectious disease that wrecks the immune system and leaves victims to numerous fatal The spread through close contact with blood and other bodily has been diagnosed in more than half of whom have In a paper to be published today in the 12 issue of the journal the researchers say the segment of the gp20 which coats the AIDS might be a more attractive vaccine candidate than the whole protein even though both induce neutralizing At the time it is inducing the whole protein binds with the white blood cells that are targets of the AIDS but the segment does they Cell binding may mask other defensive mechanisms that might fight off the they Foreign proteins can stimulate a host to pro duce antibodies against These also stick to the foreign substance to in hibit it and also serve to guide it to defensive cells that devour the alien C Todays Index Classified Local Valley Valley Deaths Delain of HIT Charles Clarence of Franklin Harry Bill of Detail on Page ;