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Delphos Tri County Daily Herald (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Delphos, OhioGovernment commission to approve report linking pornography to sexual violence Page 9 a. Chance of rain tonight and Friday. Low tonight upper 50s. See Page 2. Delphos Herald Good evening it s thursday May 15,1986 35 a copy by Abc a burned by videotape of smoking Chimney new York up a Abc news Anchor Tom Brokaw told a National audience a we were had and Abc Anchor Peter Jennings confessed that both networks were duped into running a fake videotape of the chernobyl nuclear disaster site. The unprecedented admission came wednesday night at the close of a in by nightly news with Tom Brokaw and a Abc world news tonight with Peter both networks thought they had bought videotape shot by a yugoslavian tourist of the soldering chernobyl nuclear Plant the Day after the Accident. Instead the videotape was of a smoking Chimney at a Cement factory in Trieste Italy. The tape ran monday on both networks. Both launched investigations after the footage was questioned by officials from italian television. A we were led to believe it was a damaged reactor. We found it was a factory in Trieste. We were had a Brokaw told viewers. Jennings concluded his newscast by explaining that Abc and Abc were a the victims of a we were badly misled. We misled you and As you can imagine we re not very Happy about it a Jennings said. A a it a one mistake Well try not to make officials at both networks said they could not recall an instance when two networks had been hoodwinked in such a Way or when two networks apologized to viewers during National news telecasts. In Rome police arrested a Frenchman on charges of fraud accusing him of providing the fake film of the site. Police said Thomas Garins 24, admitted the film was made at a Cement Plant in the Northern italian City of Trieste. Abc and Abc were both approached by an unidentified intermediary who sold them the tape for $11,000 each. But sources at both networks said no Money was Ever handed Over. Continued on Page 2 caller says More French american hostages killed Beirut Lebanon up a a Man claiming to be a spokesman for the islamic jihad organization today said the shadowy group had killed More american and French hostages and that the rest will be the a first to pay the Price if there is pressure on Syria to secure their release. In a statement read to a Western news Agency office in moslem West Beirut the caller did not say How Many of the five american and four French hostages the islamic jihad had killed or when the men were executed. A if the West fails to Stop its pressures and mane vering against Syria the remaining american and French hostages will be the first to pay the Price a the Man said. A we Are aware of the pressures on syrian president Hafez Assad whom we respect dearly. If they do not Stop their pressure on Syria and the islamic jihad then we shall make the Earth shake under their feet a he said Reading from a statement. The statement could not be authenticated and political sources said its authenticity was in doubt. The statement coincided with reports from Washington that Syria was engaged in intensive efforts to free the american and French hostages in Lebanon. Syria has made no comment but political sources in Lebanon said the Washington reports were being treated As a a form of pressure on Syria to act and Clear its name which has recently been linked to International a we denounce and condemn the pressures on Syria and the islamic jihad organization to free the american and French hostages we Are holding and whose numbers have greatly decreased because we have executed some of them a the Man said Reading from an arabic text of what he said was a statement from the islamic jihad. The Man did not explain what the statement meant by a whose numbers have greatly decreased and refused to say How Many hostages were killed and How Many were still held. The american hostages supposedly held by the islamic jihad Are William Buckley the political officer in the . Embassy and the Man the group said it executed oct. 4, 1985 but whose body was not found Terry Anderson head of the associated press Bureau in Beirut Thomas Sutherland Dean of agriculture of the american University of Beirut David Jacobsen administrative director of the Aub Hospital and the Rev. Lawrence Jenco. Volunteers recognized Lincoln Way Home activities director Debra Crisenbery talks to resident Bobby Strayer formerly of Delphos during a luncheon wednesday which recognized volunteers who find time for the residents. This is the second year the Home has recognized volunteers. Related photo Page 12 encounter Between . And iranian warships described As a Businesslike Gorbachev tells soviet politburo has nuclear Accident under control Moscow up a a grave and grading soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev told the nation in a televised speech that the chernobyl nuclear Accident was a a extraordinary and dangerous but that the ruling politburo was in control of the situation. The nearly 30-minute speech wednesday marked the soviet leaders first Public comment on the april 26 Accident. But his address was characterized by attacks on the West descriptions of soviet heroics and a dearth of new information. He did however report that nine people had been killed a one More than in previous reports. Two died in the initial explosion at the Plant and seven in hospitals he said adding that 292 people remained hospitalized with radiation sickness. And the names of the two people killed in the explosion were released for the first time a Vladimir Shishenok an automatic systems adjuster and Valery Kho Demcuk a Plant operator. Gorbachev 55, whose temples were grayer than during his last television speech almost two months ago said the Accident had a painfully affected soviet people and caused the anxiety of the International he spoke of a a heroic and a a selfless soviets and said he hoped there would be an Opportunity to name a these courageous a we encountered in reality such a sinister Force As nuclear Energy that has escaped control a he said. A it is possible to say today that the worst has passed. The most serious consequences have been averted a said Gorbachev who sat solemnly at a desk speaking in unusually Short sentences. A of course the end is not he said it was too Early to a pass final judgment on the cause of the Accident but that specialists reported a a the reactors capacity suddenly increased during a scheduled continued on Page 4 Washington up a a . Navy destroyer warned off an iranian warship As it approached an american merchant vessel in the Gulf of Oman the Pentagon says a the first such incident Between the two navies. The 310-foot iranian frigate and the spruance class destroyer David r. Ray came within six Miles of each other but confined exchanges to radio messages that Pentagon sources described wednesday As both a a tense and no shots were fired in the tuesday incident they said. The Ray intervened after the warship asked the president Mckinley an american cargo vessel to identify itself As it headed toward the nearby port of of Junira in the United Arab emirates a Pentagon statement said. The emirates is at the Horn of the arabian Peninsula guarding the Entrance to the persian Gulf opposite the iranian Shore. The destroyer was a mile away from the cargo vessel the Pentagon said but officials denied it was escorting the president Mckinley through the Gulf. The incident was the first of its kind Between the two navies and was the first involving the United states and Iran since Jan. 12, when seven iranian seamen boarded a . Merchant vessel the president Taylor sources said. The presence of the Ray nearly alongside the cargo ship was evidence of heightened . Naval vigilance in the Gulf area. The Ray is part of the six ship Middle East Force based in the persian Gulf Oil state of Bahrain. The incident at Dawn tuesday a 10 58 . Edt monday a occurred As the 5-year War Between Iran and Iraq flared anew. Iraq recently launched minor offensives on the ground in special Breaks could poke Hole in tax Reform boat Washington up a president Reagan told senators to a just say not to lobbyists trying to change the finance committees tax Reform Bill but the panel already said a a yes to about $5 billion in special tax patrol issues 7,000 seat Belt warnings Columbus up a the Ohio Highway patrol actively is enforcing the states new safety Belt Law the patrols superintendent col. Jack Walsh said wednesday. In the first week since the Law went into effect May 6, patrol troopers issued just Over 7,000 warnings to Drivers and front seat passengers who were not wearing belts he said. A it appears we Are off to a Good Start toward the High voluntary compliance Levels we need for the Law to achieve its full life saving potential a said Walsh. A we can see from our comparison of Rural fatality records for the first four months of 1985 and 1986 that safety Belt usage by Drivers and passengers involved in Rural fatal accidents this year has increased by 29 percent Over last years totals. This helps explain Why the Rural death toll has declined by Over 9 percent. A however a he said a fall of the news during the first week of our new safety Belt Law is not positive. None of the nine people killed in traffic accidents this weekend was wearing a safety Belt. A we know from experience however that a considerable number of these victims would be alive today if they had buckled up a Walsh said. The Law has the potential of saving As Many As 300 lives annually Walsh said. Breaks which is causing some problems. In a speech to about 150 supporters Reagan wednesday hailed the measure and called on the backers to a do your utmost to see to it that no holes Are drilled through the Bottom of this tax Reform boat before we get a Chance to launch the president echoing a similar Call from Senate Republican Leader Robert Dole warned that in order to stay intact the Bill must be protected from the Broad Range of lobbyists trying to preserve tax Breaks that would be chopped by the plan. The Bill would Cut tax rates to their lowest level in about 50 years but pay for the drop by curtailing or eliminating a Broad Range of tax Breaks used both by the wealthy and the Middle class. Supporters fear that if any of the major tax Breaks is restored the Bill a tax rates would have to Rise and the coalition supporting it May evaporate. Reagan referring to the theme of an anti drug Campaign led by his wife Nancy asked his loyalists to a take this message to members of Congress a Tell them when the special interests come around they should just say and Iran has attacked ships the persian Gulf. The United states accused Iran monday of attacking saudi arabian ships in the Gulf and repeated warnings that Washington is committed to keeping the waterway open for the free movement of Oil. Jefferson plans athletic awards program May 21 parents and friends of the Jefferson track softball and baseball team members Are Welcome to attend the annual awards program at 7 . May 21 in the High school gymnasium. Awards for girls and boys track girls softball and the boys varsity and Reserve baseball teams will be presented. Following the program a Buffet style dessert will be held. Those attending Are asked to bring their favorite dessert and their own table service. The athletic department will provide Coffee and pop. Car Wash saturday St. Johns student Council will hold a car Wash 11 30 . To 3 . May 17 at the Grade school parking lot. Cost is $2 for cars and $3 for trucks. Proceeds will go to St. Johns Mission society. Growing aging . Population passes 239 million Washington up a an aging . Population grew by an estimated 12.2 million people Between 1980 and 1985, bringing the total to 239,283,000 by last july 1, according to a new census Bureau report. The report released wednesday noted a 5.4 percent increase from the 227,061,000 population counted by april 1,1980. The new figures included 122,634,000 women and 116,649,000 men. But As the Large baby Boom contingent born Between 1946 and 1959 a 30 percent of the total population a grows older so does the median age of the nation which the report said is now 31 i years compared to 30 years in 1980. The aging of the baby Boomers created a Sharp increase in the Broad category Between 25 and 44. But the upper end of the age scale also kept growing a the number of people Over 85 grew by 21 percent to 2,711,000. A this aging trend is expected to continue As the Early baby Boom generations head toward Middle age a the report said noting the population changes by age group a primarily reflect patterns established years earlier by the relative numbers of births each the number of people 65 to 74 grew by 9.1 percent during the period and the number from 75 to 84 Rose 14.2 percent it said. In other categories the census reported a 10.3 percent increase in those under 5 years old a 3.4 decrease among 5 to 13 a 8.5 percent decrease among 14 to 17 a 5.1 percent decrease among 18 to 24 a 13.3 increase among 25 to 34 a 23.9 increase among 35 to 44 a 0.9 percent decrease among 45 to 54 and a 2.9 percent increase among those 55 to 64. Continued on Page 2

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