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Cumberland News (Newspaper) - March 8, 1980, Cumberland, Maryland Influenza pneumonia claimed3,800lives past two months Atlanta up influenza and pneumonia claimed 3,800 lives across the nation during the past two months with 850 of the fatalities blamed on a six see related flu Story on Back Page week flu epidemic the National Center for disease control said weather by the associated press worm today with showers or thunderstorms and Strong Gusty winds. High in mid to upper 60s. The cd said statistically the expected death toll from influenza and pneumonia for the period would have been about 2,950 but that outbreaks of influenza caused primarily by a comparatively new virus a Singapore added the other 850 deaths. Most of the fatalities involved people Over 65 who Are particularly susceptible to influenza and its principal complication pneumonia. The higher death toll among oldsters was heightened by an antigenic change of the influenza a virus. The change had the effect of leaving some of elderly without any natural immunity. Late in february it appeared influenza activity might be waning with a drop in the death toll to about too from the preceding week. But for the week ended March i the cd said influenza and pneumonia deaths in 117 major . Cities increased to 725, about 250 More than the 500 statistically expected for that period. A spokesman for the cd said the flu deaths reported so far during 1980 were Small in comparison with past Winters when the toll reached into the thousands by the time Spring arrived. The cd reported 303 cases of a lethal companion of influenza by a neurological disease known As Reye syndrome which attacks the brain and liver strikes mostly children and usually follows a virus infection As flu or chickenpox. As of March. 3, the cd listed 33 states reporting at least one Case of Reye syndrome. But in Ohio there were 102 cases Michigan reported 40, Minnesota 19 and Indiana 17. Ohio a High total was due in part to an Active Surv e i la a n c e system established by the state the cd said. States reporting widespread outbreaks of influenza were Connecticut Rhode Island Kansas Cumberland news Nebraska and South Dakota. A similar report came from new York City. Regional outbreaks were occurring in four states a Maine new Jersey new York and Michigan a and 25 states listed sporadic cases. One of the More usual aspects of this Winters influenza season has been the virtual absence of the More potent flu viruses a a russian and project report delayed see Back Page vol. 42�?no. 126 politically Independent newspaper associated press up a Lake photo Cumberland Maryland saturday March 8,1980 published daily except sunday by the times amp Alleg Anian co. Baltimore St. Cumberland. My. 21502 second class postage paid at Cumberland. My fifteen cents new demand made by militants in Tehran soviets gear up negotiations Spring offensive to resume in Bogota Kabul Afghanistan apr the soviet unions Long awaited Spring offensive against the afghan rebels is gearing up with a massive Airlift and Road caravan of supplies to russians estimated 80,000 troops. Afghan president Babrak Karmalis regime has issued a callup to fill vacancies in its own army radio Kabul said Friday. The Force has been weakened seriously by desertions and defections and the Dari language broadcast said conscripts now in service would not be released even on completion of service until replacements arrive. A steady Stream of giant four engined civilian Jet transports has been Landing at Kabul a International Airport for the past two Days at a rate of one every 30 mutes with soviet Mig s screaming Low overhead during the unloading operation. For three Days southbound russian military trucks Laden with supplies and escorted by tanks and armoured cars have clogged the main Highway from the soviet Union witnesses said. Foreign reporters who travelled As far As Mazari Sharif 25 Miles from the soviet Border a 200 Miles North of the capital a reported seeing convoys of hundreds trucks. According to Kabul radio men Over 21 would be eligible for Afghanistan a new draft callup. No maximum age was Given. The afghan army which till was 100,000-Strong in 1978, was estimated to have less than 40,000 men now according to . Intelligence sources in Washington. Poor performance in its campaigns against the moslem rebels was believed to be a reason the soviet Union moved its troops in to Back a government coup last december and maintained them there to fight the rebels. In Washington . Intelligence sources said the russians have begun flying their families Home from Afghanistan in the Wake of recent anti soviet rioting in Kabul. The dependents of russian civilians Are leaving aboard civilian Aeroflot planes the sources said and although the number already departed was not known about 1,000 were thought still to be in Kabul. . Analysts say a soviet movement in Force against rebels in the Konar Valley of Eastern Afghanistan leads them to believe a soviet Spring offensive had started. The analysts said the thrust has reached As far As bar Kowt a Village on the Border with Pakistan and that the soviets have used rockets and Gas along the Way to Clear out villages. The analysts differed on whether the offensive had begun but were agreed that if it had not begun in Earnest it would soon when improving weather gives their planes tanks and helicopters a better Chance to operate. Bogota Colombia apr the government and the militants at the dominican Republic embassy agreed to new talks Friday As the freed austrian ambassador warned of a a catastrophic massacre unless a peaceful Resolution is worked out. A source close to the colombian government said it agreed to resume direct negotiations with the leftist guerrillas holding 19 foreign diplomats including the . Ambassador and other hostages since feb. 27. Austrian ambassador Edgar Seizer freed by the guerrillas thursday said the remaining hostages were in a an extremely dangerous he called on All to work for a peaceful solution adding a everything else in my opinion can Only end in a catastrophic Seizer 49, was released because his wife is gravely ill in Vienna. He commented on the crisis on his return to the austrian capital Friday. The source close to the colombian government said an armed assault a would be the last recourse because the position of the government is to negotiate with the terrorists a til a peaceful solution is achieved that protects tilt lives of the the government did not comment on the Progress of the talks. Shutdowns latest twist May of reactor prompt showdown investigated guerrilla and Galan a masked female guerrilla and hostage mexican ambassador Ricardo Galan leave captured embassy of dominican Republic Friday after third negotiating session Between m-19 and colombian government. A laser photo political Roundup women show new Winter storm Little interest gathers strength in striking Paris up feminist groups in France urged women Friday to give up work use no makeup Stop smiling and avoid sex in a one Day strike to protest sexual inequalities in the land of a Vive la by All appearances the strike was a resounding Flop. No unusual absences of female workers were reported at department stores and other businesses contacted around Paris. A clerk at one of the City so a Cine a sept hotels a the Slang name Given for hotels where frenchmen meet their mistresses Between the hours of 5 and 7 . A said tersely a it Nerez a no women a strike going on around elsewhere around Paris a it men showed Little interest in the strike. A a it a totally ridiculous a said Marielle Danielle Clavier Homberg a Paris office worker. A a there a certainly sexual discrimination in France but not putting on lipstick or not making love is no Way to Call attention to the today t chuckle an atheist is a person with no invisible Means of support. Cum Loa Aneta Ham syn. I by United prow International a mushrooming snowstorm rolled Over the grand Canyon and the Rockies Friday and lumbered across the Plains. Snow squalls whitened the mountains of California and thunderstorms doused the South. Bitter cold stung the upper Midwest with temperatures in the 20-below Zero Range. Snow sleet and freezing rain surged through the Southern two thirds of Iowa. Snow spread Over parts of Nebraska Colorado Arizona and Nevada. Travel advisories were posted. A Newborn Winter storm gathering strength Over the grand Canyon dumped heavy Snow on the mountains of Central Arizona Friday. Flagstaff ariz., got 4 inches of of new Snow a 3 inches of it in Only two hours. Wind whipped Snow filled the air and reduced visibility to near Zero in parts of the grand Canyon. Squalls thursday buried Utah s Wasatch mountains under nearly 2 feet of Snow. Snow pushed Over the inter Mountain Region across the Rockies to the Central Plains Friday. Scattered Snow squalls darted across the great lakes hitting parts of Michigan and new York and spread into new England. Both Syracuse and Rochester n.y., reported 2 inches of new Snow. Detroit and Muskegon mich., and Newport vt., each reported an Inch of Snow. Light Snow dusted parts of Pennsylvania. Spring like warmth spawned thunderstorms Over the lower Mississippi Valley from Arkansas to Louisiana and Mississippi. Greenwood miss., was drenched by nearly 2 inches of rain in a six hour period that ended Friday afternoon. Rain spread into Alabama with muscle Shoals Ala., reporting nearly an Inch and a half of rain. Storms also spread to parts of Missouri and Illinois. Three Quarter Inch Hail battered Columbia mo., and Quarter Inch Hail fell on Pittsfield 111. Bitter cold throttled the upper Mississippi Valley a sending temperatures to 20-below Zero in parts of Minnesota. The Mercury plunged to 21-below in Roseau minn., Early Friday. Rains subsided in waterlogged Southern California. San Diego recorded nearly an Inch of rain a 0.90 a in a 24-Nour Span. The season total for rain in Southern California was 25�?~� inches compared to the seasonal Norm of about la inches. Columbia s c. A John Connally said Friday he expects to win the South Carolina Republican primary but vowed to hang Tough in the gop presidential sweepstakes even if he does no to. A i think in a going to carry this state a Connally declared on the eve of the South Carolina primary which precedes primaries in Alabama Florida and Georgia by three Days. Reminded of Ronald Reagan a strength in the state Connally said a Why should i think that if i done Twining a going to Connally a optimism was echoed by his two most important allies in South Carolina sen. Strom Thurmond and former gov. James Edwards. But Reagan Wasny to conceding anything telling reporters in Rock Hill s.c., he feels saturdays election in South Carolina a is kind of a after disappointing finishes in Iowa Arkansas and new England Connally needs to move out of the Bottom of the pack of Republican presidential candidates in the four Southern contests. Meanwhile Bush a Campaign abruptly cancelled a series of advertisements questioning Reagan a leadership qualities and understanding of the issues. A today we re being asked to support another former governor with no experience in foreign policy no real understanding of the dangers we face in the decade of the 80s. Can we afford to make the same mistake twice a asked one radio commercial that was taped and then withdrawn before it was aired in Florida. At a news conference in Greenville s.c., Bush said he understand Why news reporters kept asking about the cancelled ads. A a you re talking to me about the text of an and that is not being run a he said. A my question is so what a in other political developments a former president Gerald r. Ford engaged in a period of political soul searching invited John Sears Reagan a ousted Campaign manager to his Rancho Mirage Calif., Home for consultations. Afterwards Ford indicated he has not decided whether to make another run for the White House. A rep. John Anderson campaigning for the Republican nomination in his Home state of Illinois proposed measures he said would balance the Federal budget in the next fiscal year. The Veteran congressman called for a to percent tax on imported Oil and a 5 percent surcharge on corporate profits. A sen. Edward Kennedy seeking the democratic nomination said a crash program to balance the Federal budget will reduce inflation by Only a a paltry fraction at the expense of the most vulnerable people in american society. Campaigning in Chicago the Massachusetts Democrat repeated his longstanding Call for a 6-month wage Price freeze to be followed by mandatory economic controls to a Stop inflation in its a sen. Bob Dole asserted that his Campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is a on interviewed by radio station top in the nations capital the Kansas Republican said he Hasni to decided whether to formally withdraw from the Campaign. But Dole also said he Isnit sure his Campaign a never a i done to have to make a decision a he said. A an announcement will be made at an appropriate time but actually when you re not campaigning and not raising Money i done to think saying whether you re in or out makes that much of a a the Federal communications commission in Washington rejected a demand by Kennedy for free air time to respond to comments made by president Carter at a nationally broadcast news conference on feb. 13. Carter had said that certain of Kennedy a statements on Iran and Afghanistan were not helpful to the nation. Athens Ala. A a reactor at the nations largest nuclear Plant was mysteriously shut Down three times in less than a week prompting the suspension of eight employees and an investigation by the Fri Federal officials said Friday. The shutdowns occurred last month at one of three reactors at the Browns ferry nuclear Plant owned by the Tennessee Valley authority. Officials would not say whether the incidents were believed deliberate. John Schlatter a Tva spokesman at the Agency a Headquarters in Knoxville tenn., said the shutdowns posed no danger to the Public. The first shutdown occurred feb. Ioas the unit two Turbine was Wheeling through its million kilowatt Peak. The reactor turned itself off again on feb. 12 and 15. After the first two shutdowns or a trips a the reactor was restarted within a matter of hours. But when the third unexplained trip occurred engineers ordered operations halted until the cause was determined. On March 3, the unit went Back on line though no operational reason for the shutdowns could be found. Schlatter said the eight Plant employees were suspended for the duration of the investigation. By the associated press the moslem militants at the . Embassy in Tehran on the verge of surrendering their american hostages to iranian authorities unexpectedly made a demand Friday a to speak to the people of Iran. This new condition May have set the stage for another showdown Between the Young militants and president Abolhassan Bani Sadr and could hinder Progress toward resolving the crisis. Bani Sadr in recent weeks has refused to give the militants the automatic radio and television time they once enjoyed. The latest twist 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. 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 . Investigative commission on Iran would meet with them. Even if the authorities do assume control of the americans an Early release appeared unlikely. Tehran radio said Friday the revolutionary government still intends to leave the decision on the hostages Man enters plea search expanded Merced Calif. Up Ervin Murphy quietly pleaded innocent Friday to charges he helped in the 1972 abduction of 14-year-old Steven Stayner who became the first of two a a sons found living with a soft spoken a convict. Kenneth Parnell 48, who served prison sentences in California and Utah is accused of kidnapping 5-year-old Timmy White in Ukiah Calif., last month seven years after the abduction of the Stayner youth. Murphy 38, a janitor at Yosemite National Park mumbled a not guilty to charges of kidnapping child stealing and false imprisonment. Merced municipal judge Keith Sharrow left bail at $50,000 and set april 3 for a preliminary hearing. He denied a motion by defense lawyers for a a gag an overflow crowd of about 70 people watched the proceedings. Murphy wearing dark Blue jail garb bans announced Cape town South Africa up a the South african censorship Board Friday reported it had banned the latest edition of the albanian telegraphic Agency news bulletin. Also banned was a Booklet titled a racial discrimination in bit his fingernails and fiddled with his Short Brown hair during the hour Long hearing. Authorities in Ukiah said Friday Timmy had become a crucial witness in the Case because they Are convinced his Story that two men a Parnell and another adult male a kidnapped him Valentines Day As he walked Home from school. They said the third Man is not Murphy but another Man still at Large. Mendocino county District attorney Joe Allen said 12 search warrants were served As the Hunt for the third Man was widened. But he said no a new hard evidence has been found. Timmy underwent Hyp Nois for 45 minutes thursday and provided police with a description of the second Man that was a sufficiently detailed that it will Lead a second suspect a Allen said. Allen said the Man May have been a a duped into helping Parnell. A we think that is a possibility a he said. A the May have been deceived by Parnell. He May have been told a Story by Parnell. A if there is an innocent explanation for the action of the second suspect we Are willing to hear both Stayner and the younger boy have said they were not abused during their Captivity. 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 . Commission visit. Since they did not want to stand by and allow 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 hand Over the americans. The militants maintain that the . Visit is inconsistent with the a a Imam a line a the policy of revolutionary Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Bani Sadr says Khomeini authorized the Council to Deal with the Issue of the . Visit As it saw fit. Bani Sadr eager to end the crisis has clashed with the militants before. Last month he denounced them As a a government within a government and ordered the state broadcast network to Stop giving them air time whenever they asked for it. Tentative settlement is reached Chicago up a tentative settlement was reached late Friday in talks to end the 23-Day-old strike by Chicago firefighters and Union officers moved to put the proposal to an immediate vote. The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced the tentative agreement at a to . Cost news conference. A membership meeting was set for Midnight. Twenty two people have died in fires since the walkout began. Jackson a civil rights Leader and president of operation push acted As an unofficial mediator to draw City negotiators and striking firefighters Back to the bargaining table Quot. Jackson and acting fire fighters Union local 2 president William Reddy said firemen could be Back the Job by the 8 a m. On saturday if the agreement is ratified. Jackson said he could not discuss details of the proposal. Earlier Jackson had accused mayor Jane m. Byrne of making inflammatory remarks. 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