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Cumberland Times-News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, Cumberland, Maryland Progress made against Woods fires by Charlotte Porter associated press writer a change in weather Friday gave some firefighters a fighting Chance against a storm of Brush and Timber biases that have blackened thousands of acres of Southern and Central states. The fires Many blamed on arsonists have destroyed More than 610,000 acres since Jan. L in Ohio and in the 13-state . Forest service Region stretching from Virginia to Florida to Oklahoma. The blazes killed three firefighters in Tennessee and one in Ohio. J Rains in Virginia Early Friday helped bring that state s worst Blaze in 15 years under control forestry officials said. Arson was suspected in the 1,600-acre Blaze in southwestern Virginia. Officials had considered asking gov. Gerald l. Baliles to close state forests saturday the opening Day of Trout season. However John Graff chief of fire management for the Virginia division of forestry said that would not be necessary unless the number of fires increases. In hard hit West Virginia just 28 new fires were thursday a dramatic decrease from the 90 or More earlier this week. Six new fires were reported Early Friday officials said attributing the drop to a statewide ban on most outdoor burning issued wednesday. The fires have caused More than $14 million in damage and charred More than 48,000 acres in West Virginia since March 1. As rain fell on Virginia increasing humidity and dwindling winds on Friday eased explosive conditions in state forests in North Carolina where 15,498 acres have burned. Daily Rebecca Richards a spokeswoman for the division of Forest resources said no major fires had been reported since an 820-acre Blaze was contained in the great Smoky mountains National Park on thursday. Many of the firefighters who cleaned up the fire near Bryson City were dispatched to a new fire which was located in a Tennessee Section of the Park. Despite the weather the National weather service said there was Little Chance of the kind of soaking rain that would end the threat of Forest fires. Forestry officials said North Carolina has had less than half the rain it usually has by this time in the year and arsonists have made conditions even worse. The new Tennessee fire a 300-acre Blaze burned out of control As it skipped across a Ridge near a refurbished Pioneer Setu ment. About 100 firefighters had to hike two hours from the nearest Road to reach the Blaze. The Park has confirmed arson in several recent fires and Ranger Steve Davis said Quot there is no logic for any other source of ignition Quot in the new Blaze. Officials feared that winds gusting to 25 mph Friday in Advance of a cold front could fan the blazes. The Chance of showers dropped to 50-50 and a dry spell was expected to follow. On thursday Light rain fell in some areas to Aid firefighters who have battled fires Over 46,000 acres since Jan. 1, More than in All of 1965. Damage is estimated at Over $27 million. Quot we need a soaking Quot said Dwight Barnett a spokesman for the state division of Forest. Quot i Don t think we re going to get it this weekend fire attacked by chopper the weather partly sunny saturday with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s with Chance of showers tonight. The Cumberland news Blue Laws Bill killed by panel so Laeal Paga vol. 48 a no. 148 published daily i capt sunday by the time i albanian co Baltimore is Cumberland. My. Sikh second Clau Plata a paid Al Cumberland. My Cumberland Maryland saturday april 5,1986 poll Kay Inda audant no paper Law Clatos Prada up a Lake photo Twenty five cent Reagan slates tuesday meeting with Dobrynin Washington up a president Reagan will meet with outgoing soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin next tuesday the same Day the United states has scheduled an underground nuclear test the state department said Friday. Department spokesman Bernard Kalb said Secretary of state George Shultz would also meet Dobrynin next week As the russian bids his farewells Afler 24 years As ambassador. Kalb said Dobrynin was returning from Moscow Friday and would remain for about a week before going Back to Moscow to assume a new top level Kremlin foreign affairs Post. State department officials have said they Hope Dobrynin will bring to his Farewell meetings word on when the soviets want to hold the next Summit Between president Reagan and soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Reagan and Gorbachev agreed at their first Summit in Geneva nov. 19-20, to hold a Summit in the United states this year and a third meeting in the soviet Union in 1987. The Reagan administration has invited Gorbachev to the United states in late june or late july but has received no response. Gorbachev has made a number of Public statements indicating he sees no Point in scheduling another Summit without the Prospect of an arms control agreement. A a Quot the United states feels the soviets should respond to the expectation of a Summit Here in the United states this year Quot Kalb told reporters. Shultz said recently that while the United states still favors late june or late july december might also be satisfactory. Rep. Dante Fascell d-fla., chairman of the House foreign affairs committee reported following a Kremlin meeting with Gorbachev that the soviet Leader said he is Quot still interested in a Summit he wants to explosion fire destroys warehouse a firefighters Hose Down burning debris left after an explosion ripped through a sprawling warehouse in san Francisco Friday triggering a general alarm and injuring at least 13 people. About 4,000 Pacific Gas amp electric company customers lost electric service when the blast bombing suspect was in Athens lounge Athens Greece apr the prime suspect in the Twa bombing spent six hours in the Athens transit lounge and left on a flight to Beirut minutes before the crippled american Jet made an emergency Landing nearby police said Friday. Italian police have said the woman travelling under the name May Elias Mansur is a known terrorist but a senior greek Security officer said Quot we were never alerted that she was a suspected Quot according to our records she had t been in Greece before. We re trying to Trace passengers who might have noticed her on the Athens bound flight Quot of the same Twa Jet wednesday from Cairo Nikos Kokkinakis told the associated press. The Boeing 727 flew from Cairo to Athens then to Rome and Back to Athens. Officials say the bomb exploded As the Jet approached the greek capital on the return trip a under seat 10f, the one miss Mansur is said to have occupied. Four americans were blown out of the plane to their deaths. Kokkinakis said miss Mansur left the Twa plane at Athens entered the transit lounge immediately and boarded a Middle East airlines flight six hours later that took off for Beirut minutes before capt. Richardf. Petersen landed the bombed plane. Officials of Middle East airlines the lebanese National Carrier in Beirut would not confirm that miss Mansur was aboard flight 254 from Athens on wednesday. A statement denying involvement in the bombing purportedly signed by miss Mansur was distributed Friday to reporters in the North Lebanon City of Tripoli. It said she Quot had nothing to do with Quot planting the bomb and would sue everyone Quot who falsely accused Quot her of it. There was no Way to determine whether the statement was authentic. Soviet girl Baker voices doubt about Oil tax fee police being gives views on . Trip Moscow apr Katerina Locheva the 11-year-old soviet girl who made a whirlwind tour of the United states said Friday she was pleased with the celebrity she attained disappointed with the food and frightened by the movie Quot Rocky her trip sponsored by the private san Franciso group children As peacemakers was patterned after the 1983 trip to the soviet Union by Samantha Smith of Manchester Maine who died in an air plane crash last summer. Katerina or Katya for Short returned to Moscow on thursday after 12 Days in the United states and a trip to Mexico City. At a news conference Friday Katya said the things that impressed her the most about the United states were Quot my new american friends Quot who accompanied her during her trip. Asked How she liked american food Katya said food in private Homes was Good but in restaurants Quot it had a real chemical taste to As for her meeting with president Reagan she said Quot i presented him with a toy on behalf of soviet children a a big Globe with a representation of White doves. Children cannot sleep quietly As Long As nuclear to Pons remain on Earth. E president replied that he was no longer a child but was dreaming of peace during her trip Katya saw the movie Quot Rocky she said she did t like the Way soviet people were portrayed in the film in which the hero fights a huge villainous russian Boxer. Quot it Hurt me to see that the soviet Union and the soviet people could be shown in that Way. It frightened me and upset Washington a Treasury Secretary James a. Baker Iii voiced doubt on Friday that the Reagan administration would consider any new tax or fee on imported Oil to prop up the nation s sagging Oil Industry. Despite hard times for Energy producing areas of the country Baker said Quot the lower Oil prices go the better it is for the United states Economy Overall. Quot Baker also denied that the administration was seeking to negotiate a cease fire in the worldwide Oil Price War. Quot we re not in the business of sitting Down with open the organization of Petroleum exporting countries and talking about Price Levels for Oil Quot he said. Quot we believe in letting the free Market Baker was interviewed on Abc to s Quot today Quot program. He reiterated comments by other administration officials in denying that vice president George Bush s trip to saudi Arabia was a Mission to persuade the saudi government to Cut Back its Oil production. He was asked about reports that the administration was considering helping . Producers by a doubling or tripling of the 50-cent-a-barrel excise tax on imported Oil a with the revenues to buy Oil for the strategic Petroleum Reserve. Quot the president has recently ruled out consideration of an Oil import fee after initially saying he would consider it Quot concluding that the fee would harm the Economy Baker said. Quot the same reasoning might apply Quot to an increase in the excise tax Baker added. Quot if you really want to help the Oil Industry maybe you should think about repealing the Windfall profits tax or deregulating natural Gas Quot he added. The Treasury Secretary also said he was satisfied with the degree to which the . Dollar had fallen against other major currencies since the United states and four other industrialized nations intervened in monetary markets last september to help drive it Down. The Dollar has fallen close to 30 percent in the six months since the so called Quot group of five Quot nations began the Effort. Summary of National International news new York a former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos says the United states aided rebel military forces against him in the final hours of his regime with americans refuelling and rearming helicopters that attacked his presidential Palace. Moscow a a soviet newspaper has disclosed that a soviet cosmonaut died in a 1961 training Accident Only 20 Days before his colleague Yuri Gagarin became the first Man in space. Western space experts said there had been rumours of accidents but the Izvestia report broke 25 years of silence on the death. Deliver a second donor heart for a Man whose first transplant two weeks ago was botched by an error in blood testing. The patient an unidentified 47-year-old missourian was in critical but stable condition Friday. Atlanta a battered wives Are far More Likely to kill themselves than women who have not experienced violence an anthropologist reported Friday. Quot there is a Complex relationship Between the two forms of violence in All ethnic groups Quot or. Dorothy Ayers counts told a professional association. Washington a United press International its creditors committee and its major Union filed on Friday a reorganization plan in . Bankruptcy court which could set the stage for the Sale of the news service to a mexican newspaper publisher. Manila Philippines a the supreme court issued an order Friday to the 26 soldiers acquitted of the killing of opposition Leader Benigno Aquino that could Lead to the re opening of the 1983 murder and a constabulary major has reportedly claimed ownership of a gun possibly used in the killing. Today s Chw Carfo Lima Peru a suspected maoist rebels staged a series of bomb and dynamite attacks in Lima Friday hitting five .-linked firms the colombian embassy and offices of president Alan Garcia s party. At least one person was injured. Neither of Peru s two main rebel groups claimed credit for the attacks. We should All have the courage the government displays. They certainly Don t let being in debt keep them from spending. A lot Angom time Syndicate on inside pages Washington a a group of 52 prominent conservatives appealed to president Reagan Friday to sell advanced fighter aircraft to Taiwan to offset a proposed Sale to China of $550 million in american fighter technology. New York a scientists have successfully transplanted human fetal brain tissue into rat brains but ethical questions May keep such work from progressing to a possible treatment for Parkinson s disease a researcher said Friday. Washington a a defense department review found major shortcomings in the Pentagon s surveillance of military Charters and officials on Friday announced new measures aimed at assuring safer air travel for . Servicemen and their dependents. Almanac.3 or. Johnson.3 Ann landers.4 editorial pages.8-9 St. Louis a an air Force f-15 Eagle fighter streaked 1,300 Miles from Montana to bridge.4 business page.6 comics.18-19 crossword.18-19 cryptoquote.18-197 deaths.10 a heloise.3 markets.7 racing.20 sports.13-14,20 state news.4 want ads.15-17 anti apartheid the 18th anniversary of protests marking the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King or. Drew generally Small crowds Friday As student demonstrators held teach ins rallied and built shanty towns. Held at Bay by gunman Chicago a a gunman who killed his landlord and a police officer before taking an elderly woman hostage held police at Bay for a second Day Friday telling negotiators he had made breakfast for his captive and drawn up a will. Quot we Are in constant communication. We have a Good rapport Quot said John Townsend Deputy chief of the Chicago police department patrol division. He said the gunman was Quot talking Strong Quot despite going without sleep since the standoff began. Quot he said he was sorry two people Are dead Quot said John Byrne Deputy assistant police superintendent. Two dogs belonging to the hostage were shot and killed thursday and thrown out a window of the building said detective de Mccloskey. Within an hour of the first shooting at about 3 . Thursday police superintendent Fred ii ice issued a televised Appeal for the gunman identified As John l. Pasch jr., to surrender peacefully. He said police were prepared to wait for Pasch s peaceful surrender. As the standoff passed the 24-hour Mark Rice issued another Appeal for Pasch to surrender and release his hostage 74-year-old Jean Wiwatowski who Quot needs medical Quot she s a heart patient and we want to get her out so she can get proper assistance Quot Rice said. Quot we re appealing to him to come on out bring the lady with him. Let s Call it a Quot he s an avid television viewer apparently and i Hope he sees these broadcasts and hell come out As a \

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