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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
A High Energy act Michaels featured in scenes scenes Page 12a softball win w. Delaware girls sports Page in out of Hospital miss Lillian goes Home people Page 8a weather partly Cloudy through Friday with a Chance of widely scattered thunderstorms. Lows tonight in the mid-60s. Highs Friday in the mid-80s. Southwest winds at 5-10 mph. Weather details on Page 2a. Volume 97, number 205 ii i Minn one cart cd ski a thursday Eastern Iowa a leading daily August 2, 1979 ask Cedar rapids City of five seasons three mile Accident blamed on operators Washington apr the three mile Island nuclear Power Plant Accident last March might have been prevented if Only the Plant operators had allowed safety equipment to function As planned the nuclear regulatory commission staff said today. Tile arc office of inspection and enforcement in a report More than two inches thick said it was still investigating some 35 possible violations of Federal operating rules and radiation Protection limits in connection with the Accident last March 28 near Harrisburg a. But Victor stello jr., director of inspection and enforcement wrote in a summary of the report Quot perhaps the most disturbing result of the. Investigation is confirmation of earlier conclusions that the three mile Island unit 2 Accident could a revival of an ancient Herb to induce abortions has alarmed doctors and others at the University of Iowa. Page 11a. Maj. Gen Joseph May violated the Public a Trust says u. S. Attorney Roxanne Contin. Page 9a.the nation a Connecticut court custody fight ends when a judge rules that race is a relevant Factor in adoption proceedings. Page 8acedar rapids a Hole in the ground at an intersection on the Southwest Side has had residents concerned and angry for about a year. Page 10a.financial by aug. 15, president Carter will be Given a set of options he could use to help the Chrysler corp. Page 7b.television Abc wins the nip and tuck rerun Battle of the week Between the television networks. Page 53.dining out this downtown Cedar rapids restaurant features a varied menu and pleasant and attentive service. Page 15a.index Page 2atoday s chuckle and in a big City newspaper Quot Man with car anxious to meet girl with parking copyright been prevented in spite of the inadequacies that investigators found. Stello said the plants design equipment Accident analyses and emergency procedures a were adequate to have prevented the serious consequences of the Accident if they had been permitted to function or be carried out As Quot for example had the operators allowed the emergency Core Cooling system to perform its intended function damage to the Core would most Likely have been prevented a he said. Instead the Core of the reactor containing its radioactive fuel rods was severely damaged by overheating and released so much radiation inside the reactor building that the operators Are still unable to enter it for inspection and cleanup operations and the building May remain sealed at least through this year. The report said the operators were probably not alone in holding some responsibility for the Accident. Quot on the other hand a stello wrote Quot had certain equipment been designed differently it too could have prevented or reduced the consequences of the Accident. Quot the results of the investigation make it difficult to fault Only the actions of the operating and stello said some of the operating mistakes were made because operators had been taught to draw conclusions from instrument readings and to take certain actions that turned out unexpectedly to be wrong in the conditions that developed at three mile Island a Type of Accident which had not been foreseen the report did not allege any violations of arc rules but said that Quot potential items of non compliance were identified during this investigation and. Are under review and will be handled through the enforcement channels of the office of inspection and a staff briefing Given the arc commissioners today listed 19 potential items of non compliance in the operation of the Plant. These included the fact that valves had been left closed when they should have been open taking out of operation emergency feed water systems that might have prevented the Accident if they were working. The list also noted that the plants owner metropolitan Edison co., failed to report an earlier incident somewhat similar to the Early stages of the three mile Island Accident. Metropolitan Edison officials were not reached for comment immediately. The staff also listed 16 possible violations of radiation Protection standards including the release of 11 times As much radioactive Gas outside the Plant As regulations allowed from March 28 through april 30 this year. And the report noted a number of cases in which persons inside the Plant were exposed to excessive doses of radiation. Quot less than half of the portable radiation Survey instruments were operational a the investigation report said. But it agreed with earlier reports that the Public was exposed Only to a Small amount of radiation which Quot represents minimal risks. To the off site it it a photo Western airlines 737 sits at Buffalo International Airport Pilot Mode wrong turn Buffalo Wyo. Apr Western airlines Pilot Lowell Ferguson May be in hot water with his employer but they love him at Quot Buffalo International Quot he a the Guy who put Buffalo on the map a said Jim Hicks editor of the weekly Buffalo bulletin. Quot he a a regular hero up Ferguson made Buffalo Airport history tuesday night by giving the 3,500-population Northern Wyoming Community its first a and presumably last a commercial Jet service. He thought he was Landing at his scheduled destination Sheridan 35 mites North. The Boeing 737 Jet landed safely on buffaloes tiny 4.500-foot runway a where its nos gear Sank through the Asphalt. It took off for Sheridan wednesday minus passengers and Ferguson who was routinely suspended pending investigation. Hicks said the towns crazy Days Celebration next week is being renamed Lowell Ferguson Days in Honor of the Man who brought Buffalo into the Jet age. Western officials said later the Landing apparently was a Quot Case of mistaken identity a but it did no to bother most of the 94 passengers aboard flight 44. Some like Theo Hirschfeld wanted to go to Buffalo anyway. Hirschfeld recalled thinking the 65-minute flight from Denver seemed Shorter than usual and saying Quot hey we re in Buffalo a when he saw the familiar Small Airport buildings whizzing past his window. Others took advantage of Western hospitality while waiting to be bused to Sheridan. The los Angeles based airline which features in flight Champagne served Post flight Champagne and cocktails and some of the passengers helped flight attendants pour. Quot when they started coming out of the plane it was a pretty Mellow group a Hicks said. Quot the people were in the Best mood a rationing Bill unlikely before recess Washington apr democratic congressional leaders Are making one last bid to Rush a standby gasoline rationing Bill to president Carters desk but they say their chances Are slim. Asked about the prospects for completing action before Congress begins its month Long August recess today or Friday Senate democratic Leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia said today Quot i suppose its possible.�?�. Speaker Thomas of Neill was slightly More optimistic. He said he Felt there was a 50-50 Chance Congress would finish work on the rationing Bill today. But of Neill said that would happen Only if the Senate accepted most of the House passed Bill and returned it immediately to the House. If the Bill has to go to a House Senate conference to negotiate a Compromise he said it could not possibly see final action until after the recess in september. Byrd said a House Senate conference on the rationing Bill Quot could very Well be the kind of conference that could last several Days or Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee said he was certain a majority of the Senate still favors giving the president standby rationing authority but there was no great pressure from constituents for fast action on the legislation. Quot we re hearing confused voices a he said Quot and a special confusion on things like standby rationing. People Are not sure that a what they there was no likelihood the Senate would accept the rationing Bill the House passed late wednesday. Byrd referred to it As Quot emasculated Quot but said it would be up to sen. Henry Jackson d-wash., chairman of the Senate Energy committee to recommend what action to take. The House passed its Bill by a 263-159 vote but Laened it with so Many amendments Senate leaders immediately pronounced it unacceptable. Finding a Compromise that can be enacted before the recess Quot would be very difficult a concluded rep. John Dingell d-mich., the main House sponsor of the rationing Bill. However he said the attempt will be made. Quot it wont be easy a he said. House leaders had hoped to give the president at least this piece of please turn to Page 2a rationing internal document worse recession a photo huh an actor turns from his Perch on a Bridge where he is supposed to be fishing to see a Pontiac firebird driven by stunt Drivers leap a parked sports car during filming of the movie a highpoint Quot in los Angeles. Washington apr an inter Nal Carter administration document predicts americans will face a deeper recession with higher unemployment next year than the White House has forecast publicly according to a source. The internal assessment says the jobless rate will hit 8 2 percent in the fall of 1980, meaning a total of 8.2 million americans could be out of work in june the unemployment rate stood at 5 6 percent. A source who asked not to be identified said wednesday night the projections Are contained in Quot an internal document that probably was never intended to be made Public. The predictions were prepared by a joint task Force that included senior staffers from the Treasury department and Council of economic advisers the source said. The internal document made the following predictions a economic output a decline in the Gross National product of 1.4 percent this year rather than the Milder 0 5 percent dip in real terms the administration predicted july 12. Also recovery will be weaker in 1980 than that forecast predicted. The administration said three weeks ago output would grow by 2 percent in 1980, while the internal document predicts All percent Rise a unemployment the nations jobless rate will Rise in the remaining months of this year and hit 8.2 percent by the end of 1980, not the 6.9 percent forecast earlier. A inflation the inflation rate for the Economy As a whole will be 8.8 percent in 1980, compared with the july 12 figure of 8 1 percent. These figures include a variety of goods outside the consumer Price Index which has been climbing at a 13 percent annual rate this year. Without making a recommendation the economists also included estimates of How various tax cuts and anti recession spending programs would affect the Economy. They said combining a $25 billion Cut in social Security taxes and a $5 billion increase in government spending would slow the inflation rate to 8 5 percent in 1980. The president has mentioned the possibility of a Cut in social Security taxes As a non inflationary Way of stimulating the Economy since slicing the payroll costs of businesses would help slow Price increases
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