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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland p.-' 2 THE CAPITAL Oct. Scientists seek Star Wars cut 4 WASHINGTON A group of scientists called yesterday for Congress to cut funds for the missile defense program to pressure President Reagan into accepting arms nents proposed at the Iceland summit. The members of the anti-nuclear Union of Concerned praised Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for reaching tentative agreement for 50 percent cuts in the strategic nuclear delivery systems of the and elimination of intemediate-range nuclear missiles from Europe. But they lamented Reagan's refusal of Gorbachev's demand at the Oct. 11-12 summit to limit Star Wars testing to the laboratory over 10 the issue over which the summit collapsed. people may be unwilling now to take on the having just come back from his trip to I think that when that dies down a you are going to see a lot of skepticism in said Howard C. executive director of the nationwide organization. h Flaws in Challenger probe cited WASHINGTON A further investigation of the Challenger explosion is needed because the presidential panel that studied the accident did not do a thorough a former NASA budget analyst says. Richard Cook said the commission should have held officials responsible for allowing the shuttle to because they knew its booster rockets had a history of allowing superheated gases to leak past 0-ring seals. He also said the commission failed to determine who was responsible for overriding objections to launching after a night of subfreezing temperatures. The presidential commission found that engineers had long been concerned about the leaks in the rocket joints. biggest gap in the commission's Cook writes in the November issue of Washington Monthly not its failure to explore whether there was a but its failure to explain why there was so much pressure to launch that possible pressures were acting upon them to cause them to send up a space shuttle that they knew could he asked. Schools must remove asbestos i WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency is getting some tough new marching orders from Congress and President Get the cancer-causing asbestos safely re- moved from nation's public schools. The directive came yesterday as the president signed into law legislation designed to put teeth into EPA's frequently criticized efforts against the building material found in as many as schools attended by an estimated 15 million students. is a significant step forward to protect people from one of the most deadly substances known to said Sen. Robert one of the drafters of the legislation. is a landmark a big victory for the The new law gives EPA a year to prescribe proper procedures for inspecting schools for to tell local officials when it must be removed and when it can be and to set standards for its proper transportation and disposal. i j i Suspected war criminals named -IL r LOS ANGELES The Simon Wiesenthal Center yesterday released a list of 17 suspected Nazi war criminals believed living in Great including a battalion commander thought to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews. The war criminals list was presented to British Consul General Donald who relayed the information to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. It was believed to be the first time evidence has been presented indicating that the United Kingdom may be a safe haven for Nazi war criminals. trust your government will investigate carefully the charges against these suspected war Rabbi dean and founder of the Wiesenthal said in an accompanying letter to Mrs. Thatcher. BRIEFS Teams search for U.S. plane TEL Israel Rescue teams today were searching for a U.S. Navy plane with four crewmen aboard that has been missing in the Mediterranean for two the U.S. Embassy said. The a S-3A Viking submarine sent distress signals at about 6 p.m. Tuesday off the coast of Israel Radio reported. The plane's the U.S.S. John F. was sailing north of the Egyptian town of Port Said at the Israel Radio The embassy statement said the craft was on a routine operation but failed to return as scheduled to the carrier at p.m. Tuesday. Walesa denied travel permit Poland Authorities in Gdansk today rejected Solidarity leader Lech Walesa's application to travel to the United to receive a humanitarian according to one of his Wladyslaw Tricinski quoted Interior Ministry officials in Gdansk as saying that Walesa had not properly completed the passport application process. Walesa was invited to the United States by the John-Roger a California-based organization that named him one of three recipients of its annual award The presentation ceremony is in Los Angeles on Friday. But without a passport it appeared that a founder of the Solidarity free trade onion would not be able to take his 5m trip to the United States Seek kill guerrillas TEL Israel Cabinet Minister Ariel Sharon says Israel should seek out and assassinate the leaders of the Palestinian guerrilla organizations have to assault the leaders of the terrorist to kill those leaders in every place in the the trade and commerce minister said in an interview on Israel television yesterday who as defense minister was an architect of Israel's June 1S62 invasion of outlined in the interview his program to combat Palestinian guerrilla activity. terror is a monster that feels weakness Israel must a tuck the leaders everywhere in the attack their headquar- ters and the front operating atone and with the assistance gf other oowtries as be said. Ouster of Soviets applauded U.S. weighs next moves WASHINGTON The Rea- gan administration weighed a sponge today to the Soviet squeeze on the U.S. Embassy in Moscow that U.S. officials say is bound to impose hardships on American diplomats in the Soviet The Capital The White House and the State Department took no immediate ac- tion after the Soviets announced that 260 Soviet workers would be with- drawn from the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Leningrad. a State Department offi- cial said if restrictions were placed on American workers in the U.S. government was bound to retaliate by imposing similar curbs on Soviet laborers here. Host of the work involves con- struction of new embassies in the respective The Capitals. The Soviets hint- ed yesterday that they would tighten visas and other conditions for the American workers. Five U.S. diplomats were ordered to depart. These are in addition to the five ordered to leave last Sun- rri 1 raliic j copter crashes day. In between the two Soviet the State Department threw out five Soviets assigned to the embassy in Washington and to the consulate in San Francisco and said another 55 diplomats must go home by Nov. 1. The Reagan administration ac- cused the Soviets of using diplomatic facilities for espionage while also saying the United States intended to set equal ceilings-of 225 posts at the embassies and 26 at the consulates. Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Wednesday decried the U.S. ex- pulsions while say- ing he still saw hope for an arms agreement growing out of the Reyk- javik summit earlier this month. The 260 Soviet workers the Krem- lin ordered withdrawn were kitchen helpers and administrative clerks. The U.S. government will have to replace them or do going to create some hard- ships at the said a State Department official who demanded anonymity. service offi- cers are going to have to do their work under difficult FBI to have easier job WASHINGTON The lead- ership of the Soviet spy network in the United States is being expelled this fall in a move administration officials say will ease the FBI's job by forcing the Soviets to promote Inexperienced street agents to man- agement jobs. These officials anticipate that the ouster by Nov. 1 of 55 spies from the Soviet Embassy here and the Soviet consulate in San coupled with the recent expulsion of 25 spies at the Soviet United Nations mission in New will set off a fight between the Soviet Foreign Ministry and the KGB spy agency. The two Soviet agencies are ex- pected to vie over how many of the 251 posts remaining in the embassy and the consulate will go to legiti- mate diplomats and how many to spies. Because the United States specifi- cally named the 80 who must there are no legitimate diplomats in the the officials said. In Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev denounced the latest U.S. expulsion as a action that led him to question bility as a partner in arms control efforts. But U.S. officials saw positive results for American intelligence from the move. 'This is the end of an said one of three Reagan administration officials who briefed reporters yes- terday on condition that they not be identified. Soviets operated the largest spy network in the world in the United but no longer will they have a bloated number of intelligence offi- cers one official said. will have to take case operations from the street to be he Another official use of inexperienced managers should make the FBI's job a lot r _ The officials said that in Washing- San Francisco and New the or station for the Soviet military and his deputies for administration and operations have been expelled. NEW YORK A million people heard a reporter the as her helicopter crashed into the Hudson River dur- ing a rush-hour traffic lulling her and critically injuring the pilot. It was the second crash this year for WNBC traffic reporter Jane Dor- who swam to safety with another person in April after their helicopter plunged into the Hacken- sack River in New Jersey. Ms. a successful come- dian and an actress who had a minor role in the movie Right was afraid to fly for several months after the earlier colleagues said. She was giving a routine update on traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel at p.m. yesterday when she then screamed at pilot William the Hit the Hit the But the chopper struck the side- walk and a chain-link fence before falling into the river next to the U.S.S. Intrepid museum on the west side of Manhattan. After the broadcast glitched shaken disc jockey Joey Reynolds told we're going to play some music here or something AP photo DAMAGED WNBC radio helicopter Is lifted from the Hudson River after it crashed killing a reporter and critically injuring the pilot. and find out what happened to the An estimated 1 million listeners were tuned according to WNBC. A rescue crew equipped with scu- ba gear pulled both victims from the water within 10 minutes of the said Assistant Chief of Patrol Ger- ard Kerins. Firefighter Paul swam 20 feet down to unhook Pate from his seatbelt and bring him to the surface. He then returned to find Ms. Dornacker floating inside the helicopter and brought her up. were unconscious and not breathing when I found Hashagen said. Emergency teams worked franti- cally to resuscitate the victims at the scene before transferring them to hospitals. Ms. Dornacker was taken to- St. Vincent's Medical where was pronounced dead of drowninglat p.m. after prolonged efforts revive said hospital spokeswDm- an Caroline McBride. was in critical condition at BeUevue where derwent surgery for internal abdpin inal said administrator Allen. Drug production up in Mexico NEW YORK A State Department report says marijuana and opium production have soared in Mexico during the last with the marijuana crop up 25 percent and the acreage in opium production increasing by The report is department's midyear update ortts annual assess- ment of drug trafficking and contradicts the Mexican Govern- ment's assessment of its drug eradi- cation The New York Times reported today. The the report that Mexico is once again the largest single-country source of heroin and marijuana imported into the United Heroin is derived from opium. Mexican drug eradication was lax in the first half of but has improved in the last few weeks because the Mexicans agreed to undertake a special eradication gram this the report said. Ann Assistant Secre- tary of State for international nar- cotics said that now see higher eradication but you see higher produc- tion figures as An official at the Mexican Embas- sy said the embassy had not re- ceived a copy of the report and therefore could not discuss it. But embassy spokesman Leonardo French trafficking has increased. But demand in the United States has and so has Mexico's efforts to combat the The report follows the approval by Congress last week of an anti-drug bill if signed into law by President will automatical- ly suspend half the foreign aid to every drug-producing country the current fiscal year. On no other issue does the linked States have a tougher auto matte foreign sanctions law. t Ms. Wrobleski said the law ly raises the prominence of narcotics as a foreign policy -1 The report says marijuana produc- tion in Mexico has increased almost tenfold in the last four Last a Drug Enforcement Agent was killed in another agent reportedly was tortured byMtfexicaa police. Business magazine ranks '50 Biggest Mafia Bosses' NEW YORK Fortune magazine's newest list of America's top 50 bosses doesn't include any- body whose outfit is listed in Dun Bradstreet. Number one is Anthony Sflerno. a cigar-chomp- ing. 75-year-old New Yorker tapped as the nation's top Mafioso Fortune a business magazine known for ranking the 500 largest this week branched out with its list of 50 Biggest Mafia the reputed boss of the Geoovese crime was ranked No. 1 by law enforcers who assessed mobsters' power and influ- ence Fortune gave second and third place to two more of Chicago and Corallo of New Tbe reputed boss of the Gambino allegedly the nation's largest tingle crime may not be happy with his put John Gotti 13th on its just ahead of the tag-retired and imprisoned Joseph BooanDo. crime among other a potent economic editor Marshall Loeb ex- plained in his biweekly note to read- ers. if has the press examined the mob as a busi- one that has its own manage- ment style and According to the or- ganization chart of a crime family or syndicate mirrors the manage- ment structure of a and mobsters act Like many a chief Accardo was called back from re- tirement in Palm when other leaders of Chicago's Outfit were imprisoned. Salerno and his fellow New York Mafia bosses fixed cement charging a 2 percent fee tor all superstructures costing more than million. Carl reputed under boss of the Kansas Mafia submitted detailed expense accounts for trips to Las where he supervised skimming of cash from casinos. The Fortune even has a Michael a racketeer's son who strayed from traditional scams to branch oat into film production and gasoline tax evasion. up A buoy tcutptod by Chicago Patrick McKoaman along in MHcNgan Tuwtfary. 4 ;