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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Colorado Springs, Colorado Your Freedom newspaper a 108th year Colorado Springs Telegraph saturday March 8, 1980 15c daily a 35c sunday militants to surrender hostages by the associated press moslem militants at the . Embassy in Tehran said Early saturday they will hand Over the 50 americans held hostage 126 Days to emissaries of Iran a ruling revolutionary Council at 6 20 . Most Tehran radio reported. The radio monitored in London said the armed students who took Over the embassy nov.4 announced in a statement that the handover will take place after the hostage grocers freeze prices by Debra Skodack it staff writer the first Victory since last summer s temporary grocery Price War in the Consumers Battle against inflation at the food Market was won Friday when Safeway imposed a voluntary 30-Day freeze on its 182 House Brand scotch buy products. Safeway announced the freeze in response to an Appeal made earlier in the week by Esther Peterson head of the Federal office of consumer affairs. Safeway was the second National food Chain to respond to the request. Giant foods co., with stores in the Washington d c. Area was the first. Safeway wont be alone in freezing prices on generic prices in Colorado however. Representatives of two other generic line producers a King snoopers and Albertsons a said Friday they wont a a officially imposed a freeze but they made it Clear they intend to a remain competitive to Safeway so scotch buy Brand. Safeway officials said the generic products were chosen because the items Are the stores own Brand and their prices would be the easiest to control. A this happened literally overnight we done to know what we be gotten into so its anybody a guess what will happen after the 30 Days a said Shepard. A i done to even know if end it after the month is Shepard said there already has been a surge of requests for generic products. A a there a no question that Well have to increase the supplies. Heavy orders have already come in today a said Shepard. Shepard said there was no danger of a running out of any of the products since All the stores keep at least two weeks Stock of products at any Given time. A i imagine there May be a surge at the end of the month but we will be Able to handle it in a sure a said Shepard. A there is no question the freeze will provide Relief for the consumer far As inflation goes a said see prices Page 2a Are Given a full medical checking and films Are taken of the statement said the militants made the announcement a following a reported broadcast on behalf of the foreign ministry on the handover of the american there was no immediate elaboration. On Friday the militants had said they would not turn Over the americans until authorities had agreed to a new demand a that they be Al Lowed to address the iranian people. The demand came after iranian protesters rallied at the embassy for the second Day calling on the radicals not to give up their captives and demanding that the government not Compromise with the United states. Iranian president Abolhassan Bani Sadr in recent weeks has refused to give the militants the radio and television time they once enjoyed. There was no immediate comment from iranian officials who earlier Friday said the approximately 50 hostages would probably be moved saturday from the embassy to another undisclosed location where the i n investigative commission on Iran would meet with them. Even if the authorities assume control of the americans an Early release appears unlikely Tehran radio said Friday that the revolutionary government intends to leave the decision on the hostages Fate to the new parliament which will not be elected fully until next month. The militants who have held the americans for 125 Days called on the ruling revolutionary Council on thursday to take custody of the hostages. They said the Bani Sadr government had applied heavy pressure to allow the u n. Commission visit. In. Scotch buy prices in Safeway store in the Citadel cause Sherry Thompson to pause and compare freeze spurs shoppers Hopes As by Debra Skodack it staff writer because coloradans consume the largest volume of generic products they Are expected to reap the largest Benefit from the food Price a a freeze imposed Friday by Safeway and other stores. And Colorado Springs Consumers indicated in a random Survey late Friday they strongly believe that the freeze will greatly Aid them in the fight against inflation. Safeway supplies Colorado shoppers with 182 generic Brand products the largest number of Stock available in any state in the nation. A since coloradans depend on the Brand the most i would imagine the freeze would Benefit them the most also a said John Shepard of Safeway a Denver division office. Shepard said Safeway in other states have a slowed Down in generic product buying while Colorado has experienced a a tremendous Market for the product line. A the demand in Colorado is so great that Safeway has been adding several products All Over the state a said Shepard. Shoppers at the Citadel Safeway also were convinced the freeze could mean a help hand at the Cash Register. A the freeze will have to help the consumer a great Deal. It has to with food prices going up All the time a said Ray storm. A at least half of my purchases Are scotch buy and any freeze on those prices is bound to help Sherry Thompson said she is convinced the Price freeze will Aid any family a grocery Bills. A anyone who has children knows they have to co Jerit every Penny so a lot of families depend on generic brands to help be Money. Putting a freeze on the prices can to do anything but help out a said mrs. Thompson a Mother of two children. A a it a going to help me a great mrs. Thompson said she usually purchases generic Cereal vegetables canned goods household cleaners and paper products. A but what i fear is the prices will skyrocket after the 30 Days a mrs. Thompson said. A there could be a Rush on that last Day at the the Price freeze May even change the mind of shoppers who have never purchased generic brands. A i have tried but have never bought any generic items on a regular basis a said Bea Craig. A my husband has been wanting me to buy some for quite a while now maybe ill another shopper who refused to give her name said the Price freeze will probably encourage her to try More of the generic products. A there Are a lot i Haven to tried but if the prices keep going up in the name brands i will probably begin looking Over some the the generic products a she said. A you have to find ways of saving Money see shoppers Page 2a Energy costs fuel wholesale Price Rise Washington a the biggest leap in Energy costs since 1974 sent wholesale prices surging at nearly a 20 percent annual rate for a second straight month in february the government said Friday and inflation wary Banks boosted prime lending rates to a record 18 percent. The governments latest sign that inflation is worsening came As the Carter administration was trying frantically to fashion a new inflation fighting strategy. At the same time the government reported that the nations unemployment rate edged Down from 6.2 percent to 6 percent in february. The labor department said its Index of Price increases at the wholesale level a the stage just before goods reach Consumers a Rose 1.5 percent last month after climbing 1.6 percent in january. At that rate wholesale Price inflation for the full year would hit 20 percent surpassing the record 18.3 percent set in 1974. Wholesale prices Rose 12 percent last year. The february increase As in january was paced by near record rises in Energy costs that More than offset a decline in wholesale food prices for a second consecutive month. Major Banks meanwhile were setting records by raising interest rates for their Best corporate customers first from 17v4 percent to 174 percent then to 18 percent. Some Carter administration economists insisted Friday that despite the new reports showing an acceleration in last years 13 percent inflation rate they were confident that a recession was at hand and it would douse the fires of inflation later this year. Since they did not want to stand by and allow such a visit the militants said the Only alternative was for the authorities to assume responsibility for the hostages. But on Friday a spokesman for the militants said in a Telephone interview with a Western reporter in Tehran that the embassy occupiers were now demanding a that the iranian people know what we have to say before they would see militants Page 2acarson s proposal faces Cut by Vicki Phillips it staff writer Denver a fort Carson must a seriously Cut backs the amount of planned military training on a proposed 200,000-acre expansion site in order to preserve the area s environment. The situation was disclosed Friday from a Washington d.c., source close to the controversial expansion proposal. The source asked not to be identified. Earlier this week a Denver consulting firm delivered to fort Carson a rough draft of a Long awaited environmental Impact statement which outlines the potential environmental Impact of the planned expansion. Officials however declined to release contents of the report and said no information will be released until a formal report is completed by mid april. It. Col. Don Safford chief of the fort Carson land acquisition committee said the report is being a finalized by fort Carson officials before being submitted to the department of the army the environmental Protection Agency and members of Congress who ultimately must decide whether to allow the base to expand. The army has proposed two Sites for expansion in Southeastern Colorado a 200,000 acres in the Pinon Canyon area located Between la Junta and Trinidad and a 200,000-acre parcel along the Huerfano River Southeast of Pueblo. Army officials say they need the additional land to train soldiers in the use of new weaponry and heavy mechanized equipment. Although Safford described the findings of the Federal study As a preliminary a the Washington source said he has Learned the in act statement shows that regard Ess of which site is selected for the expansion a a a serious cutback in the amount of training originally planned will have to occur to protect the environment. Safford said Friday that if the expansion is approved plans Call for about 5,000 soldiers to be trained at the new site. Only about 35 permanent army personnel would be stationed at the expansion site he said. The state Senate affairs committee last month delayed action on a Resolution seeking to Block the expansion. The Resolution sponsored by sen. Ken Clark a la Junta urges Congress to prevent the army from buying either of the proposed expansion Sites. Clark said he opposes the expansion on grounds that it would disturb fragile soil conditions displace homesteads and lower the local tax base. P in weather Clear to partly Cloud through sunday High today 45 to 50. Low tonight mid 20s details on Page 4a. Whats inside Church. 14-17e classified. 3-18c comics 20-21e crossword. Tab editorial. Ise entertainment. Tab financial. 8-12b Horoscope. Tab saturday Leisure time.1-44c sports. 1-76 four sections 102 pages Media s arguments not heard Parr s lawyer withdraws motion to bar press by Joyce Trent it staff writer a motion to bar the Public and press from a pretrial motion hearing for Woodland Park patrolman James Parr was withdrawn Friday before attorneys for the press could argue against it. Parrs attorney Steve Pelican told the court that since the motions he had hoped would be kept confidential had been released and printed the advantages of closing the hearing were outweighed by the disadvantages. And he cited an error already made in one news account. Pelican said if the hearing were closed there would be considerable speculation As to what was being kept from the Public in the criminally negligent homicide Case. Parr is accused in the nov. 6 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Bryan Scott Sager of Florri Sant. Pelican then withdrew a motion to suppress evidence seized from pair without a search warrant with the exception of that seized at the scene. Special prosecutor John Topolnicki succeeded in obtaining the notebook Parr used in his training at the Colorado Springs police Academy despite defense arguments that the material in the hands of his attorney was prior to the hearing on that motion in open court there was a secret hearing in the Chambers of District judge Hunter Hardeman Hardeman said he could not com ment on what transpired. Topolnicki said he made statements in the hearing to judge concerning Why he need the notebook what he intended to do with it and Why he should have it. To allow press coverage he said could prejudice parrs right to a fair trial. Topolnicki suggested in court that he too is concerned with possible prejudice caused by the pubs licit that has surrounded the Case. He cited interviews of a police Academy official and another with witness in the Case As a not being in agreement with the fair trial free press agreement the Media have with the Colorado bar Topolnicki said if Pelican were to propose a Transfer of the trial t o another county he would go along with it. Pelican said later he has made no decision As to whether he will seek a change of venue

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