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Winchester Star (Newspaper) - April 7, 1984, Winchester, Virginia Farewell page 9 Artistry Page 12 The Winchester Star 88th Year No. 236 32 PAGES/4 SECTIONS WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 22601, SATURDAY MORNING , APRIL 7, 1984 667-3200_15 CENTS The Bad News Gets Told Mostly on Friday New York Times News Service WASHINGTON - For those who keep a weather eye cocked toward the capital for political storms, Friday afternoon is a time to be especially wary. That is the day every administration in memory has chosen to put out bad news. Usually, the hope is that the adverse announcement will get lost in the shuffle of journalists leaving for the weekend. The hope, according to a former Reagan ad- ministration official, is that the announcement will disappear into "the Bermuda Triangle of news." Last Friday it was the final announcement that the Reagan administration had formally ended participation in the international force in Lebanon. Two weeks ago, the White House released a report by a prestigious presidential commission that criticized the administration's arms control policies and urged President Reagan to ex- ercise "extreme caution" in developing weapons that could be deployed in space. "It was one of the first rules I learned when I arrived in Washington," said David R. Gergen, who recently left his post as assistant to the president for communications. "If you've got some news that you don't want to get noticed, put it out Friday afternoon at 4 p.m." Several other major Reagan Administration decisions have been announced on Fridays. These include the historic afternoon when the administration announced it was settling major antitrust cases against American Telephone and Telegraph and IBM, a decision that has since been attacked by Congressional critics. That same day, the administration said it was reversing a longstanding policy and restoring tax breaks to private schools that discriminate on the basis of race. On March 11, 1983, a Friday, the ad- ministration chose to disclose a directive, later suspended, that would have imposed lifetime secrecy agreements on more than 100,000 government officials. The White House has been open in its desire to control the flow of news to advantage. Larry Speakes, the deputy press secretary, once said, "You don't tell us how to stage the news and we don't tell you how to cover it." TV Star Guest for Festival Lydia Cornell, costar of the Metromedia series "Too Close For Comfort," will be a special guest at the 57th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival May 3-6. The first episode of the series' syndication will debut tonight at 7:30onWTTG-TV, Channel 5. Ms. Cornell portrays Ted Knight's daughter, Sara Rush, on the, show. Following the success of the series, formerly on ABC-TV, she has done extensive work on stage, in television, and in feature films. A native of El Paso, Texas, Lydia Cornell grew up in a family involved in the arts. Her parents were concert violinists in the El Paso Symphony before the family moved to New York, where Ms. Cornell was active in school dramatic and musical productions. She continued her training at the University of Colorado and graduated with a double major in advertising and English drama. She worked as road manager for a rock musician and as a production assistant for a Los Angeles film production firm, but she maintained a desire to be an actress. Her audition for "Keep It in the Family," which became "Too Close For Comfort," led to her starring role in the series. She has also had roles in "The Love Boat" and "Charlie's Angels," among other television shows. She has been cast in supporting roles in feature films. Critics Blast Reagan For Congress Attack LYDIA Ms. Cornell joined the first USO tour of Lebanon's war zone and spent Christmas 1982 entertaining American troops stationed in Beirut. Her most recent appearances include the film "Red Tide," in which she co-stars with James-, Earl Jones and Jose Ferrer, and a two-hour movie special of CORNELL "Dukes of Hazzard," in which she guest stars. Ms. Cornell hopes to continue her theater career. She devotes her free time to writing and sports, and she is writing a novel. Ms. Cornell will appear at several Festival functions and will ride in both the Firefighters' and Grand Feature Parade, May 4 and 5. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan's claim Friday that his congressional critics are prolonging violence in Lebanon, encouraging Marxists in Central America, and being timid about using military force brought angry responses from at least two of those critics. Intensifying his election-year assault on Capitol Hill, the president said, "Unfortunately, many in the Congress seem to believe they are still in the troubled Vietnam era, with their only task to be vocal critics, not responsible partners in developing positive, practical programs to solve real problems." Military force, or at least the threat to use it, "must remain an available part of America's foreign policy," Reagan said. The president's speech before the Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies was delivered at a time when his policies have come under increasingly sharp criticism from Democratic presidential candidates and House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. O'Neill, responding to the speech, said: "President Reagan should know that there is no substitute for the truth. He chooses to forget the events of Lebanon and his own past positions. The American people remember." O'Neill said that Reagan "has no personal credibility in calling for a bipartisan foreign policy. . . . On issues ranging from strategic arms limitation to the Panama Canal to Vietnam, Ronald Reagan made his name and advanced his political career not as a bipartisan supporter of our foreign policy, but a perennial critic." Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., called Reagan's speech "an outrageous attempt to blame Congress for his own failures in foreign policy." Rep. Dante Fascell, D-Fla., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said, "While it may be necessary every now and then for us to slug it out, it seems to me it would be a lot better if we tried to hold hands here and come up with a bipartisan foreign policy." O'Neill said Thursday that Reagan was trying to make Congress a scapegoat for the failure of U.S. policy in Lebanon. Ford Suggests AAeese Should Step Down FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -Former President Ford, citing "a degree of carelessness that I don't think can be condoned" in President Reagan's official family, suggested Friday that Edwin Meese III should resign as the president's counselor - and presumably as his nominee to become attorney general. Ford recalled the resignation of Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz from his own Cabinet in 1976 after Butz told a racial joke. The former president said Butz did the right thing by resigning to save the administration from embarrassment. Asked if this implied that Meese should do the same, Ford said, "That's a fair inference." Meantime, in Washington, Meese's lawyers sent a letter to Sen. Shuttle Moves Toward Satellite Rendezvous CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The shuttle's boosters were being Challenger stalked a sun-study recovered from the Atlantic about satellite through the trackless 150 miles offshore. The ship's huge heavens Friday, flying higher than external tank, which held 540,000 ever before to make an in-space gallons of fuel to power the flight, repair of an observatory too impor- fell as planned into the Pacific, 125 tant and too expensive to lose. miles from the main island of The first satellite rescue mission Hawaii and it was photographed began, only 57 one-thousandths of a coming down - the first time that's second late, with a liftoff as pretty as been achieved, any of the 10 that preceded it. Crippen was the only veteran on Flight Director Gary Coen said, the flight. It was the first time for "The orbiter and the countdown pilot Dick Scobee and mission went by the clock today; there were specialists George Nelson, James absolutely no problems in any of van Hoften and Terry Hart, those areas." However, he said, a At liftoff, Challenger rose off its problem with Mission Control com- pad in a cloud of smoke and, trailing puters in Houston caused "intermit- fire, knifed almost straight upward tent tracking that began right at lif- through brilliant blue skies to an or-toff and continued right through the bit 290 miles above Earth, launch phase." It is near that altitude - but 11,500 Information was available from miles distant - that the Solar Max-other sources, Coen said, and there imum Satellite is wobbling along, was nothing to disturb the flight. like a slowing top, because its guidance mechanism quit more than Incirlo_Tnrlav years a8�- The chase, over lliaiUC IUUdV 828,000 miles, will end Sunday when Challenger catches up in history's ... longest service call. Gasslfied.............25"31 The satellite, which cost $77 Comics..................32 million when it was launched four Dear Abby..............13 Y6*T *8�> would cost $235 million to ... ,'2 14 replace. The repair, involving a 9" * complete swap of the satellite's con-Movies..................23 trol unit and a fix of an electronic Obituaries...............2 box, is costing NASA about $45-55 Sports................17-20 million. TV Schedule.............32 Nervous? Coll Concern, 667-01 Outside-Tomorrow SsST Ladies london fo*-0x __ia/_ Pancakes until 2:00 Sunday. Manuel unny, Warmer and wife.___ Details Paae2 Daj Training Classes storting soon. ' M ___ _ 837-l444after7. Associated Press Virginia Sen. John Warner is flanked by the state's governor, Charles Robb (left) and C.W. McMillan, assistant Agriculture Secretary, at a meeting with poultry representatives Friday. Panel Will Study Flu Fight WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture agreed Friday to establish a blue-ribbon commission of government and industry scientists to determine if there are alternatives to killing whole flocks of turkeys to eliminate avian flu. After meeting on Capitol Hill with Virginia Gov. Charles S. Robb and members of the state's congressional delegation, Assistant Agriculture Secretary for Marketing and Inspection C. W, McMillan announced that USDA would appoint the commission. The meeting was also attended by poultry industry representatives from Delaware and Maryland as well as Virginia. Sen. John Warner told reporters "we are moving as fast as we can . . . we hope to have the results in a few weeks." He said the panel would be asked to examine all means of eliminating the infection except eradication. Virginia poultry producers have lost millions of dollars as a result of See Pud Page 2 Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, accusing Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, of denying Meese "elementary fairness." The letter from lawyers Leonard Garment and E. Robert Wallach was precipitated by a disclosure Thursday by Metzenbaum's office that Meese had not reported reimbursements from private groups for more than 30 trips he took as White House counselor. Metzenbaum, in a statement, replied that the appointment of an independent counsel, also known as a special prosecutor, to investigate Meese "does not negate the continuing responsibility of members of the committee to consider information that may be relevant when the confirmation hearings are resumed." Thousands Flee Floods In Northeast By The Associated Press Record floods produced by a slow-moving rainstorm washed 10 feet deep Friday through some suburban communities of the Northeast where thousands sought refuge in emergency shelters and others climbed to rooftops to escape the turbulent water. Rivers gorged by up to 5 inches of rain in two days surged as high as 7 feet above flood stage, blocking major highways in the New York City area and chasing at least 4,700 people from their homes in northern New Jersey. National Guardsmen in boats and trucks helped rescue residents cut off by the rising water. "It's a disaster," said New Jersey Gov. Thomas H. Kean, who flew over the flooded areas in a helicopter. "There is no other word I can use. It's a very tragic sight." Kean said that federal and state officials would open emergency centers this weekend for residents to inquire about assistance. The governor said a request for $121.7 million in federal aid to pay for damage along the New Jersey shore caused by a storm last week would be amended to include this week's flood devastation. In drought-stricken Arizona, meanwhile, up to a half-inch of rain was reported in the central and eastern parts of the state - the first major precipitation in nearly three months. The National Weather Service said at least four rivers reached record heights in the New Jersey counties of Bergen, Passaic and Morris.
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