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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - May 20, 1983, Burlington, Iowa Page the Hawk Eye Friday May 20, 1983 passenger helps Calm jittery Hijacker new York up a a passenger who calmed an upset Hijacker and interpreted for him was credited with bringing a peaceful end to the third Domestic air plane hijacking this month. Eastern airlines flight 24 was taking 132 people from Miami to new York when it was commandeered thursday by a Man who claimed to have a bomb and demanded to go to Cuba to see his family. Passengers said the Spanish speaking Man was highly agitated even while waiting for Takeoff at the Miami Airport. Cuban officials arrested the Hijacker when the Boeing 727 landed at Havana a Jose Marti Airport and allowed the plane to resume its flight. All but five of the remaining 124 passengers got off the plane at Miami. Those five plus the seven Crew members flew to new Yorkus la Guardia Airport. Officials credited passenger Amy of Brien of Jamaica with helping end the hijacking peacefully by translating for the Man and calming him. About 20 minutes out of Miami the Man gesturing wildly announced he had a bomb and demanded to be flown to Cuba. The Man identified from the passenger list As a pc. Arias a displayed what he said was a bomb. The device looked like a string of Cigar holders or dynamite which the Hijacker wore around his neck and was attached to wires and a set of batteries passengers said. A a the Man said Over and Over a Cuba Cuba i want to go to Cuba or i will blow this plane up a a said is. Of Brien. A a the Hijacker looked very Agi Bank robber minus the smarts Ipi photo Philip Perlman of Miami enjoys a Cigar he purchased in Havana Cuba thursday after his Eastern airlines Jet was hijacked by a Man displaying a bomb like device. Detroit up it was a smooth Bank heist except for one slight hitch a the robber left behind his name and an address. The robbery occurred tuesday at a National Bank of Detroit at the Fairlane town Center when the robber apparently named . Parker handed a Teller an envelope announcing his intentions. The Man fled with an undisclosed amount of Money leaving the envelope behind at the tellers window. A a the envelope contained a military form which told us exactly who he is a Fri agent Jerry Craig said thursday after the Agency entered the Case. Fri agents went to the address but found it was the Home of one of Parker a relatives. Authorities later determined Parker a just kind of moves around the a a we think he might be hiding out somewhere in downtown Detroit a Craig said. In 1976, Detroit police records indicate Parker was convicted of burglary and put on probation. Elsewhere prom uni Ltd press International Iowa Illinois Winner the winning number drawn thursday in the Illinois state lottery daily game was 476. The lotto grand prize stood at $3.5 million. Tax refund blocked gov. Terry Branstad has signed into Law a Bill that eliminates an unconstitutional tax on newsprint and Ink but blocks refunds of $4 million to $6 million already paid by newspapers. The Bill was one of four signed by the governor thursday. Iowa has had a sales and use tax on newsprint and Ink since 1970 and legislators said it raises about $1.2 million a year in Revenue. But the . Supreme court recently ruled As unconstitutional a similar Law in Minnesota. Former City councilman on probation a former Marion City Council member has been put on two years probation for conspiracy. Patrick Grady 20, was charged with conspiracy in a scheme in which he used photocopied Dollar Bills to get change from Money changing machines. In addition to the probation. Grady also was ordered to pay nearly $800 in attorney fees for the Public defender and to make a $66 restitution. Deputy awarded $75,000 a Muscatine county Deputy sheriff has been awarded $75,000 stemming from his damage suit against a tavern that served liquor to the officers assailant about 2 a years ago. Frank Draper. 23, killed the assailant Mark Harbeck 20, of Chicago in a fight Over a revolver. The two had met and drank together at the Corner Bank tavern at Letts before the shooting. The death was ruled a justifiable homicide because testimony showed Herbeck shot Draper through the neck while Draper was driving him Home. Despite the injury. Draper wrestled with Harbeck for the gun until it fired twice fatally wounding Harbeck. Counterfeiting Mastermind a Solon Man charged with two counts of false use of a financial instrument apparently is the brains behind a state counterfeiting scam authorities said in Iowa City. Johnson county authorities thursday said Milton Dale Feeney 44, allegedly printed dozens of Iowa income tax refund checks and was planning to Cash them in Las vegas. Authorities said they think Feeney ran the schemes by hiring others to Cash the bogus checks and then taking a Cut of the Money. Feeney was arrested May la in the cashing last january of bogus state checks for $425.95 at grocery stores in Iowa City and Coralville another Man. Earl Arnold Davis of Dubuque also was arrested in january for at tempting to Cash a phony state Check for the same amount. Police then found 32 More phony checks in Davis car. Eldora raining school overcrowded serious overcrowding at the state training school in Eldora May Force state officials to free 20% of the juvenile delinquents housed there. The school currently houses 245 boys about 45 beyond capacity. Delinquents there Are being held on charges ranging from murder and rape to car theft. Officials plan to get court permission to secure the Early release of More than 45 boys mainly those who have committed non violent crimes. Speaks to maharishi grads William m. Ellinghaus the president of american Telephone and Telegraph will be the commencement speaker at graduation exercises at maharishi International University Fairfield May 29. Ellinghaus whose son Mark is among the 73 undergraduates receiving degrees will speak on Quot the Joy of the nation Connecticut stands by truck ban Connecticut May be the first state to defy the government by Banning tandem trailer trucks but gov. William o Neill has refused to rescind the Law despite threats of a Federal lawsuit. In a letter to the Justice department o Neill rejected the ultimatum and challenged the Reagan administration to sue of Neillis office said thursday. The Law preserves Connecticut s ban on tandems despite Federal legislation allowing the trucks on interstate highways and certain other roads. The state banned tandems because of fears the big rigs would pose a safety Hazard. Lavelle brands buyout a mistake Rita Lavelle the former head of the government s toxic waste program now facing a contempt of Congress citation says the decision to buy dioxin contaminated property in times Beach mo., is a terrible precedent and a $33 million mistake. A the decision was wrong a i m really convinced that it was never an emergency a Lavelle told the St. Louis Post dispatch in an interview published thursday. A everybody wants a Quick answer. A the Quick answer is to eradicate the problem by buying it out. But it s a terrible f-16 Sale to Israel to resume president Reagan plans to notify Congress that he wants to proceed with the Sale to Israel of 75 advanced f-16 warplanes he held up after the israeli invasion of Lebanon last june. Reagan said thursday in an exclusive interview with United press International he intended to take the action soon. The president said administration officials have been talking to key members of Congress in preparation for lifting the embargo. Temperature a precipitation figures indicate minimum temperature 70j frontal systems a air flow 30 00 4 High Low National weather service up weather Fot Ochat amp 30 00 forecast to 7 . Est 5-21-83 North american weather pattern at 3 . World Sakharov seek hospitalization human rights advocate Andrei Sakharov and his wife appealed today to soviet authorities to hospitalize them together for heart ailments. A your situation is a tragic one a said Sakharov s wife Yelena Bonner who spoke with Western reporters on the Street outside her Moscow apartment after police prevented journalists from entering the building. A i m begging for hospitalization together with my husband so he will not die a said mrs. Bonner looking drawn and Pale. She reiterated that her husband Winner of the 1975 Nobel peace prize for his fight for human rights and Freedom in the communist state wants to emigrate and is taking seriously All Western citations to leave the soviet Union. In Jepsen Grassley had gift of gab Washington up sen. Roger Jepsen. R Iowa. And sen. Charles Grassley a Iowa. Last year together made a total of 49 moneymaking speeches financial records released by Senate officials indicate. Jepsen reported $37,100 in Honor aria the total included 29 speeches a with Honor aria of $2,000 apiece for la of them a and $200 for a news commentary for a Cedar rapids Iowa radio station. Grassley listed $22,293 in Honor aria. His list included 20 speeches a four generating Honor aria of $2,000 each a and $750 for a Book chapter for the free Congress re search amp education foundation the details were part of financial disclosure statements that were released by Senate officials thursday. The forms allow senators to list their property liabilities and in come within Broad Dollar categories a for instance an a be a would designate property Worth from $100,001 to $250,000 a and Many senators followed that format. Senators Are paid $60,622.50 a year. Unlike House members they Are not limited in How much they can earn in Honor aria including their Honor aria Jepsen made about $38,400 in outside income last year while Grassley took in about $34,500 in outside income. Grassley said his property was Worth at least $311,000. Using the minimum figures for each category he indicated. The largest item was his 200-acre farm in Butler county which he listed As Worth $250,000 or More. His liabilities were at least $65,000. They were mortgages and accounts for farm operations. Jepsen a statement showed at least $30,000 in property. The items were the a old school House in Davenport Iowa and a family farm Trust in Black Hawk county Iowa. Each was listed As Worth $15,001 to $50,000. He listed no liabilities Over $10,000. Grassley reported reimbursement for six trips including one to Europe. He said the heritage foundation paid for airfare for the trip which ran nov. 13-18, 1982, and for lodging and food in Germany and Austria. Food and lodging in Switzerland were provided As part of a ministerial conference he said. Jepsen reported reimbursement for la trips. On one of them the Independent Bankers association reimbursed Jepsen for round trip airfare from Washington to Honolulu and two Days food and lodging. Jepsen included a speech to the group on his list of Honor aria. Up Rue photo today in history on May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh began his Solo flight from new York to Paris in the a spirit of St. he landed in France 33v hours later. Rated and miss of Brien calmed him Down a said Philip Perlman of Miami who was flying with his wife Anita. A at the end of the flight the two embraced a Perlman said. He told her of Brien to Tell the passengers he meant no harm and he was sorry about the whole Perlman said the Hijacker Shook hands with several passengers before being taken into custody. A it came to me in a few seconds a this Man who is obviously deranged could blow us up in the air. It was terrifying a said mrs. Perlman. Fri spokesman Chris Mazzella complimented the actions of is. Of Brien As a very instrumental in communicating Between the Hijacker and the a she really took Over a Mazzella said. Dorinda Wenck of Miami said she saw the balding Middle age Man at the Hawk Eye Iowa oldest newspaper a since 1837 published monday through Friday evenings and sunday morning by the Burlington Hawk Eye co 800 s main a Burlington Iowa 52601 pm 319-754-8461 Stuart Aubrey editor department Heads news advertising business composing. Press circulation subscription rates the Miami Airport before passengers boarded the flight. A there was a vacant seat next to him in the terminal and i was going to take it. But i decided against it when i looked at him and he appeared to be upset and distraught Quot mrs. Wenck said after the plane landed in new York at 10 15 p m. Thursday 5/j hours behind schedule. Mazzella said the Hijacker had missed an earlier flight before obtaining a seat on the Eastern flight. The Jet was the first Eastern Airliner to be hijacked to Cuba since july 1981 and the fourth . Passenger aircraft to be hijacked this year. Capitol air flights from san Juan puerto Rico to Miami were diverted to Cuba on May i and May 12. 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