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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Colorado Springs, Colorado Headlines Gazette Telegraph wire services the nation a teamsters chief pleads innocent to of tales Cleveland a teamsters president Jackie Presser pleaded innocent Friday to charges of labor racketeering and embezzlement of $700,000 stemming from an alleged payroll padding scheme at his Hometown Union local. Co defendants Harold Friedman 64, president of local 507 and a teamsters National vice president and Anthony Hughes 50, the local s recording Secretary also pleaded innocent to charges returned in a Federal indictment May 16. M bomb burned Soldier to get purple heart san Antonio Texas a a Soldier who has been undergoing treatment for Burns he suffered during the april 5 terrorist bombing at a West Berlin discotheque will receive the purple heart officials said. Spec. 4 David Jackson will be awarded the medal As soon As orders Are received a Brooke army medical Center spokesman said thursday. A Navy buries a forgotten civil War hero Washington a the Navy buried a forgotten hero Friday ceremoniously carrying the remains of civil War medal of Honor Winner James Smith to Arlington National cemetery a where Quot he belongs after lying for a Century in an unmarked paupers grave. A this is now As it should be Only 105 years late a rep. Norman Lent r-n.y., said at a Wreath laying ceremony on the Steps of the Lincoln memorial. A War plans bomber Crews to be tested Washington a the strategic air command will launch its annual global shield exercise on june to testing its War plans and the proficiency of Crews operating bombers and ballistic missiles the air Force said Friday. The exercise which will extend through june 23, will involve approximately 105,000 servicemen and virtually every bomber assigned to Sac bases in the Continental United states Guam and Okinawa. A two pilots Ball out after Marine jets collide san Diego a two Marine jets collided in flight Friday. A sending the aircraft fumbling into the Pacific Ocean but both pilots ejected and were rescued in Good shape a Marine spokeswoman said. The a4-m sky Hawks were engaged in an Aerial refuelling exercise when the Accident occurred 66 Miles South of san Clemente Island off Southern California said sgt. Anne Larson a spokeswoman at the Marine air station in Eltoro where the planes were based. A . Must ban Waldheim says jewish Leader new York a the Secretary general of the world jewish Congress said Friday the . Government would be guilty of a silence in the face of evil if it does not ban Kurt Waldheim for his actions during world War ii. Israel Singer said there was no excuse for the Justice. Department s delay in announcing such a ban which was proposed by the office of special investigations the Agency that investigates War crimes. A Portal Board officer pleads Gutty to payoffs Washington a the vice chairman of the . Postal services Board of governors pleaded guilty Friday to taking illegal payoffs in Exchange for trying to steer a $250 million postal contract to Texas company. Peter Voss a businessman who was co chairman in 1980 of Ronald Reagan a presidential Campaign in Ohio also pleaded guilty in a three count felony information in . District court to embezzling Money from the postal service. A indictments uncovered in cocaine ring Atlanta a Federal indictments unsealed Friday charged 41 people with operating a $1 billion cocaine smuggling ring that shuttled drugs from Colombia to airstrips in Georgia Alabama Tennessee and Northern Florida and then to Miami for distribution. The indictments unsealed in Atlanta resulted from a nearly year Long undercover investigation by Law officers who posed As Airstrip owners interested in joining the ring said . Attorney Stephen s. Cowen. The world Canada suffers More than 200 Forest fires Toronto Ontario a More than 200 fires raged through Canadas forests Friday and three conservation workers reportedly died while fighting a Blaze in far Northern Quebec province. The fires ranging in size from a few acres to tens of thousands and fuelled by a heat wave and Lack of rain were destroying vast stretches of Timber from British Columbia through Northern Quebec and forced the evacuation of at least two Indian communities. 1 a three attested in police station bombing Melbourne Australia a police in helicopters swooped Down on a Rural town Friday and arrested three More people in connection with a terrorist style car bombing of a police station that killed a policewoman and injured 21 More than 60 police were involved in the Dawn helicopter raid on Birchip a Small wheat Belt town 174 Miles Northwest of Melbourne. A senior police spokesman said a 50-year-old Man and two Brothers aged 23 and 20, woke being Emst famed about the March 27 bombing of police Headquarters marxism the san of is lion Pope says Vatican City a marxism seeks to Root religion out of society and the Quot very heart of Man Pope John Paul ii said Friday in an encyclical that Calls atheistic ideologies the path to spiritual ruin for the world. John Paul wrote of the evils of materialism and disobedience to god which he said deceive Man into believing he can decide for himself what is Good and evil. A my j aaa my la a Saua aah Tatta Jaas Bokma Anam to Cav tans Savanna Oas Voyna Kourou French Guiana a scientists at Mission control blew up the ariane 2 rocket minutes after liftoff Friday night when the third stage failed to ignite throwing the unmanned missile off course officials reported. They said the payload an Intelsat telecommunications satellite also we destroyed. It was the european space Agency a fourth failure in la ariane launches and the turd time the problem involved the third stage. P \ bus Driver unfairly blamed Union says Gazette Telegraph wire services Chicago a a Rookie bus Driver suspended after refusing to make a one Block Detour to take a sick girl to the Hospital was following Overly strict rules that prohibit Drivers from leaving their routes without permission a Union official said Friday. The 9-year-old girl died Early thursday shortly after a passenger carried her a Block to the emergency room at children a memorial Hospital. Ben Perry a City bus Driver less than four months when he refused to make the Detour is being made a Scapegoat said George Dalmas vice president of amalgamated transit Union local 241. A if the blame has to be put anywhere put it on the rules that those people have to follow a Dalmas said. Dalmas said that under Ota rules any Driver who leaves his route without contacting the control Center can be fired Dalmas said he himself was disciplined about 20 years ago for Nicole Hobson taking an injured passenger to a Hospital two blocks off his route and a was told never to do it again.�?�. However Harry Reddrick Deputy executive director of operations for the Ota emphasized that Perry a suspension had nothing to do with his refusal to drive his bus a Block off his route to take the Young victim Nicole Hobson to a Hospital. Reddrick said Perry 32, was suspended for failing to Contact the cat control Center by radio about the incident and for failing to prepare a written report. Chicago transit authority spokesman Bill Baxa defended the rules and said allowing Drivers to leave their routes without permission could Lead to abuse. A you give them a Little leeway and where does it end up a Baxa said. Perry was suspended indefinitely without pay for failing to notify the cat control Cooter of the emergency Baxa said and the authority is investigating the Case. Dalmas said the Union is a going to fight to see that he Perry gets paid for the Days he is Perry 32, told authorities he had radioed the control Center when the girls Mother said her daughter was having a heart attack but that the line was Busy. A i feel real bad about the girls death. In a going through a lot of mental anguish a Perry said. A the Driver could not have done any More than what he did a said Dalmas. A the did what he was sop posed to do. He tried to. Call Bot the line was Robert Gaines cat communications director said a computer record indicated Perry contacted the Center when the incident began but apparently did no to stay on the line Long enough to speak to anyone. Quot Mae Hobson was taking her daughter Nicole to the Hospital late wednesday because the Girths heart rate was considerably lower than that programmed by her pacemaker implanted recently Doe to a congenital heart defect 1 before the bus reached the Hospital the child went into convulsions. A it appears she suffered cardiac arrest on the Busand the doctors really say what would have happened if shed got Here earlier a said Hospital spokesman Dave Dalton. Armed with bears Teddy join Boulder traffic oops on Job Boulder Pollee officer Dove Nestos holds two of me new partners Teddy Beers. The toys Ere to ease Hendron s leers. Boulder a the image of a gun toting badge wearing Law enforcement officer is being softened in a novel Way by the Boulder police department a and the kids love it. And so do the cops. The smokes Are packing Teddy in a project called the Boulder buddy bears program aimed at helping officers Cope with frightened children in traffic accidents assaults or even sexual abuse cases according to Larry Wieda crime prevention unit director. Officers will begin soon to equip every squad car with a Teddy Bear or two for police to hand to Young victims. A you see the kids who have been abused and they re depressed they re seated and you see their Little bodies and How they be been Hurt. But you give them that Bear and All of a sudden they re Happy and they be forgotten All their problems a said Wieda. Traffic investigator David Maestas can attest to that he carried a couple of the stuffed bruits in his patrol vehicle earlier this year to Piave a just in Case. A a few months ago i had an Accident in the table Mesa area. I got there and a Little boy had a bloody nose and his Mother had Hurt her leg a he so Ute mete who have Boon abused and Thoyl to i depressed they a scored a a a a but you give Thorn that boor and on of a sudden Thoyl to a laity Wieda a the Little boy was so frightened he let paramedics touch his nose to see if is nose was Maestas gave the kid a Bear. A the was so Happy with that Bear he let the paramedics tabs cars of him and his Mother a he said. A second occident the same Day in which a scared child would t let police near his injured Mother was handled with us use of a boar a i really to prove in it who said. A i carry them All the time. I fuses kids just love Teddy beam i know i did when i was a kid. I still Boulder police officials generously credit the Arvada Pottos department for pioneering the idea for getting scared children to Brest and cooperate with police. Floods hit Pittsburgh four dead Pittsburgh a heavy thunderstorms triggered Flash floods and mudslides along two tributaries of the Allegheny River on Friday evening and at least four people were killed As High Waters inundated Homes and businesses and Cut off rescuers. The Rush hour flooding from Pine Creek and Little. Pine Creek struck Pittsburgh a Northern suburbs and caused fires Power outages and traffic jams in Northern Allegheny county. Police called for boats and helicopters to Rescue residents from flooded areas but the number of evacuees and the severity of their injuries were not known. Authorities feared there might be More dead or injured in the flooding but they could not launch searchers until Daybreak. Hundreds were evacuated by boat in Etna where the police and fire stations were under water. Much of the water came from the normally narrow Pine Creek which was reportedly too Yards wide in places. A there were people swept off of their feet by the water a said Mike Bergen of the Natrona Volunteer fire department which was one of several fire companies from surrounding communities that helped in the Etna Rescue Effort. A wedding party with 150 people was trapped by High water at the Blarney Stone restaurant. A there were cars floating past the restaurant a said Sean Connelly a restaurant employee. One of the deaths occurred at the Blarney Stone restaurant while the other three were killed by flooding in of Hara township said chief Deputy Coroner Jim Gregris. Identities of the victims were not immediately available. Diane Pasqua and four children became trapped in her car by rising water in Etna and had to be rescued through the windows by employees of Ferras Auto service. A the water kept rising rising and started to come in through the doors a Pasqua said. A a the children got hysterical. Water started coming up Over the Back seats. I was nervous watching water come up. The kids were a it happened in five minutes a said Dave Porton of Etna. A a. I got up and the water was pouring in my cellar windows. I nailed the windows up but it busted in Indiana township a dozen cars were scattered around Little Pine Creek some flipped Over several crushed and three covered with water up to their hoods. Oahu Judy May i is so Sazero Isi Egrin police action a policeman kicks the head of an anti government demonstrator who just landed on a safety mattress after leaping from a second floor Hank building in Seoul South Korea. Protestors had occupied the Bank for two hours Friday

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