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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 5, 1983, Darmstadt, HesseIs photo by de Reavis who is that masked Man Sharp eyed readers Are certain to identify the person on the right As British prime minister Margaret Thatcher but who is that masked Man for a hint to his identity turn to Page 3, where you will meet some other masked characters. . Will help other countries Spray pot crops Washington a the . Government in a move officials claim could Cut marijuana imports by 70 per cent is going Back into the business of helping foreign countries Spray their Mari Juana plants with the Weed killer paraquat. Imported marijuana accounts for about 90 percent of the . Supply. Congress banned the government from getting involved in foreign paraquat operations from 1978 until the end of 1981 be the stars and stripes authorized unofficial publication for the . Armed forces vol. 41, no. 260 wednesday january 5, 1983 is daily and sunday 1 f 8693 a cause of concern that paraquat could harm smokers lungs. But now the government says the risk of lung damage is virtually at the time the ban was imposed the government was helping Mexico kill its marijuana crops with paraquat. Environmental Impact the ban was lifted 13 months ago after Congress considered evidence that paraquat was not harmful. Before formally deciding to proceed the state department prepared an environmental Impact statement. The department concluded that the Overall benefits of using paraquat would significantly outweigh the potential prob lems of the herbicide the state depart ment said in a statement. It said the National centers for disease control were unable to confirm a single Case of lung damage due to paraquat. We estimate that marijuana supplies from foreign countries May be permanently reduced by As much As 60 to 70 percent continued on Back Page Rogers questions Finland s resolve to defend territory from press dispatches and staff reports arms if faced with a conventional attack. In an interview published tuesday by Finland s largest newspaper the Independent he singin Manomat Rogers said nato is concerned whether the finns Are continued on Back Page Helsinki the West fears Finland lacks the will to defend its neutrality nato commander Gen. Bernard w. Rogers said in an interview published tuesday the Day after warning that nato would have to resort to nuclear Appeal of suit re elfed Agnew pays $270,000 in my. Kickback Case Baltimore a the state of Maryland tuesday formally received $270,000 from former vice president Spiro t. Agnew As payment for a lawsuit alleging he collected kickbacks when he was governor and vice president. State attorney general Stephen Sachs turned the Money Over to treasurer William James. The Money had been kept in an escrow account while Agnew appealed the judgment. Agnew resigned As vice president in 1973 after pleading no contest to a Federal charge of tax evasion. The former vice president has consistently denied a statement filed by Federal prosecutors that contended he took kickbacks from civil engineering firms while he was governor. But Anne Arundel county judge Bruce Williams ruling on a civil suit ordered Agnew to reimburse the state for kickbacks plus interest. The Maryland court of special appeals upheld the judgment and the court of appeals the state s highest court refused to take the Case on Appeal. Accident victim a photo actress Elizabeth Taylor wearing a neck Brace and bandages on her left ankle and knee and on one Finger from injuries suffered in an automobile Accident chats with Menachem begin during a 15-Minule visit to the israeli prime minister s office. Tainted underwear discovered in Michigan grand rapids Mich. A state tests on the Cotton fruit of the health officials Are searching for the loom Brand briefs worn by two of the source of toxic chemicals that tainted new victims indicated they were contaminated underwear and caused painful skin inflame with Bis Tri butyl tin oxide and Tetra butyl nations for Young boys who wore the Stannage chemicals used in pesticides an briefs. In dyeing operations in the textile Industry said Bruce Tiejema of the Kent county health department. The boys All under age 10, suffered painful blistering and swelling of the but Tocks and genitals after wearing the briefs department spokeswoman Pat Al Len said monday. The inflammation subsided after the boys stopped wearing the underwear. None was hospitalized but All were treated by doctors. Two of the cases were continued on Back Page

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