Winchester Star (Newspaper) - July 20, 1983, Winchester, Virginia The Winchester Star 88th Year No. 14 40 SECTIONS VIRGINIA 22601, JULY 20, 1983 667-3200 15 CENTS Naval Battle Group Ordered South WASHINGTON - President Reagan is stepping up focus on Central America on two fronts by sending an battle group to the area's Pacific Coast while putting his commission on long-range policy for the region into action back Reagan on Tuesday unveiled the names of the 11 panel members joining chairman Henry A. Kissinger in a search for national on Central America and announced U.N. ambassador Jeane J. who has favored increasing aid to El would be his personal representative to the For the third consecutive the president had a speech on Central America on his schedule - this one to a group of business and Jewish The session was closed to One White House official said Reagan's talk would be about persecution of Jews in which the official said was taking place with Palestine Liberation Organization The group was organized by Faith Ryan the president's assistant for public who has invited a number of audiences to the White House for briefings on Central On Reagan told a group gathered to mark Captive Nations Week that must be no more captive nations in this Reagan's decision to send the battle led by the aircraft carrier was intended underscore U.S. support for friendly countries in the a Pentagon announcement The deployment precedes U.S. military exercises in Honduras that could involve an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 U.S. Officials said the with a complement of 70 would remain in international waters during the In addition to the commission 11 other members will be William P. a former governor of Lane president of the former Supreme Court Justice Potter and Robert S. who directed Jimmy Carter's re-election Israel to Make Partial Pullback By The Associated Press Israel today approved a partial pullback of its troops to safer positions in southern In Christian east three people were killed by Druse including a 7-year-old girl torn apart by a The Israeli Cabinet in Jerusalem approved the pullback of Cabinet Secretary Dan told He refused to disclose saying the plan would be worked out by Prime Minister Menachem Begin and his Israel said earlier it planned to pull some of its forces out of the central Lebanese mountains south to the Awali River to avoid guerrilla ambushes and reduce casualties in its 13-month-old Druse gunners pounded east Beirut the second day of President Amin visit to the United State and private radio stations reported 10 wounded in addition to the Among the fatalities was Pauline a 7-year-old who was playing in an alley of the Akkawi neighborhood when a rocket tore her to saw her arms and legs scattered all said Norma a 32-year-old housewife who rushed out from her home after the About 200 yards away from the alley another shell devastated five cars on the elevated highway near the Foreign Shards of glass littered the shell fell behind said Shukri 40, a bank employee who was driving to car was on I immediately leaped out before it spread I got only a few There was a pool of blood in front of a bakery in another part of Akkawi where residents said a man was killed as he walked out of the Lebanese radio stations said the victim was a The radios blared appeals for blood fire engines and civil defense teams to rush to areas hit by the which came one day after Druse and Christian gunners battled in the central mountains near the Lebanese Chasing the Heat SlOr by Roy K Sounders Gerald Fox of Winchester tries to wash away his thirst while installing storm drains as part of the Valley Avenue road widening project in Fox is an employee of Franklin & Sons Inc. of Temperatures are expected to continue to peak in the for the next few HOPE'S Walsh Named to Panel WILLIAM B. WALSH By KATHY CUNNINGHAM Stir Stiff Writer MILLWOOD - William B. president and medical director of Project has agreed to serve on the bipartisan commission formed by President Reagan and headed by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to study problems in Central 63, of said in a telephone interview today that although he isn't familiar with everything about the president's policy on Central he has feelings what he has done so far in that is doing what he has to said who founded Project HOPE in 1958. Now headquartered at Carter Hall in Project HOPE is an organization that brings medical help and technology to developing HOPE has been based in and around Central America for many he the organization is in Costa and is very hard to bring a country back economically if you have even 1,000 people who concentrate on nothing but blowing up bridges and blowing up he is pretty hard to help economically and socially if you can't protect those am the kind of American who believes that if the president has a you support that policy until you find a reason not said who was asked Saturday to serve because of my knowledge and experience in the know the I know the he have at least a perspective on the needs social needs and health needs Walsh said the commission has been handed a by whom he describes as about the Central American He would not comment on whether military aid should be continued in Nicaragua and increased in El as the President has he said speculation that Reagan officials hope the formation of the bipartisan commission will See Walsh Page 2 Squad Discrimination Charged By MICHELLE ROBBINS Star Staff Writer Two female registered nurses say sexual discrimination is the reason they were turned down this week for voting membership in the Winchester Rescue One says she plans to resign and the other is considering it. Anna Mae Zschoche and Linda Stollings have been technical assistants in the squad for one and two That means they answer but because they are not full members do not have voting Winchester Rescue Squad has not voted in any women as full members in its 25-year Women have been voted down as members as have Ralph squad said he does not think sexual discrimination exists at the squad and said he does not know why the women did not have the three-quarters majority needed to become The vote is taken by secret Combs would not say how he Hugo one of the organizers of the said discrimination could be the reason for the and that's something he is opposed The women were well qualified and had been recommended by a majority of the membership he At the same time the two women were turned four men were Of the two are certified See Squad Page 2 Inside Crossword Dear Abby Frederick TV Surgeons Try to Help 312-Pound Boy Reduce N.J. - At 6, William Richardson Jr. tipped the scales at 100 His mother tried locking the refrigerator and William wore a tag around his neck that read do not But the 13-year-old now weighs 312 and doctors resorted to special surgery Tuesday to help him shed some of the unwanted fat - an operation to staple shut part of his The family agreed to the surgery because doctors said the problem pounds eventually could be life-threatening for as he is need the boy said just before the which took nearly two But he said he expects to miss some of his favorite foods - meatball submarine ribs most of the fried chicken made by his Valerie During the gastric bypass operation at Jersey Shore Medical doctors partitioned Richie's stomach with two rows of staples so that most food he eats will pass through his system without being hospital officials the only thing medicine has to said Dr. Walter F. the hospital's director of who has been treating Richie for seven The surgery is fairly because it does involve opening the intestinal which could cause Judge Richie was reported awake and in stable condition today in hospital's intensive care Anchorman Reynolds Dies WASHINGTON - Frank the ABC News anchorman depicted by a colleague as a man who other people's pain very died early today of viral hepatitis and bone He was 59. Ted anchorman for ABC said today the hepatitis was a result of bad blood The immediate cause of at 12:40 a.m. at Sibley Memorial Hospital in was viral but the anchorman also suffered from multiple a form of bone said EUse a network who had been absent since mid-April from News was recognized for his sometimes appearance on the But ABC's said Reynolds in an interview on Morning other people's pain very has a radiant smile when he flashes Av an ABC News executive said in bis recent FRANK REYNOLDS his on my attitude sometimes comes across if the news is particularly had the rock and integrity and said Dan the CBS He was interviewed with Koppel and NBC anchor Tom who said Reynolds was kind of 24-hour-a-day Katherine an ABC News said Reynolds underwent surgery on March 17 for a broken and that the hepatitis was diagnosed on April 29. doctors at the time said they thought it was a result of the blood administered during she The chief anchorman of the evening news program since 1978, network broadcasting included coverage of all major political conventions since 1965, the Senate Watergate and U.S. manned During the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, Reynolds anchored a nightly show recapping the day's a program that grew into ABC's popular He won George Foster Peabody Award in 1969 and in 1980 was given an Emmy for a program called Special campaign in 1980. former Sen. Nicholas Mayor Henry G. Cisneros of San Yale University economics professor Carlos F. Wilson S. president of the National Federation of Independent Richard M. a political John president of Boston and William B. president of Project Nicaragua Says It Will Talk Nicaragua leftist Sandinista government says it is willing to engage in regional peace talks with its Central American neighbors as threats of war mount and the United States orders a naval task force to the In the northern city of Daniel head of Nicaragua's three-man on Tuesday told a rally of 100,000 people on the fourth anniversary of the Sandinista revolution that peace talks should be held with his country's neighbors and the foreign ministers of Mexico and known as the Contadora Anthony the U.S. ambassador to called Ortega's proposal a and recognition by the Nicaraguan government of the serious situation which Central America is passing Up to the Sandinistas have insisted on one-on-one talks with its neighbors and the Reagan administration as a way of refuting accusations that Nicaragua's close military ties with Cuba and the Soviet Union were a threat to security in Central In the Pentagon ordered an battle group led by the aircraft carrier Ranger to the Pacific coast of Central and President Reagan accused the Soviet Union and Cuba of building war machine in to impose a revolution without the first time in we face real dangers on our own Reagan must not permit dictators to ram communism down the throats of one Central America country after The Pentagon announcement of the naval presence underscore U.S. support for friendly nations in the coincided with preparations for U.S. military exercises by 4,000 to 5,000 troops in probably early next in the Caribbean House Given Secret Briefing On Latin Role WASHINGTON - House opponents of covert U.S. aid to Nicaraguan rebels say a closed debate fueled their argument that the Reagan administration is illegally trying to topple Nicaragua's leftist But administration supporters say Tuesday's briefing by the House Intelligence Committee during a closed four-hour session strengthened their view that continued aid is needed to prevent a Communist takeover in Central America by stopping the flow of arms to During the first closed House session in more than three the panel presented its recommendation to replace all covert aid to Nicaraguan with million of open assistance to friendly Central American nations for stopping leftist Supporters of the cut-off proposal concede next week's scheduled vote will be way it looks the wavering and uncommitted will decide the said Rep. 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