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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 4, 1990, Darmstadt, Hesse Page 4 a a the stars and stripes sunday March 4,1990 greyhound strike revs up pickets stand together in Solidarity saturday. More than 9,000 workers Dack trailways an Independent line against greyhound outside the port a went on strike against the nationwide serving new York added several buses Hority bus terminal in new York on bus company Friday Over pay. Adiron to handle the strike overflow. They re off 70 teams hit the Trail for two week id Tarod sled race Anchorage Alaska apr seventy dog teams and mushers set out saturday in the id Tarod Trail sled dog race a 1,160-mile, two week Chase that will take them through the Snow ice and punishing cold winds before they reach Nome. John Barron was first out of the Chute. He said he did no to plan on staying out in front but would let others set the Pace. A a in a not going to let my being no. 1 affect the Way i run my race a said Barron a commercial Pilot and id Tarod Veteran. Barrons sled was pulled by 19 Yip Ping dogs clearly anxious to hit the Trail. Twenty dogs is the maximum. The id Tarod is alaskans Premier sporting event and the world cup of sled dog racing. It began in 1973 to commemorate the emergency delivery of diphtheria serum to Nome by mail carriers driving sled dogs in 1925. Air planes that year get to Nome because of bad weather and the serum was credited with saving hundreds of lives. The race usually lasts from 11 to 18 Days. The record time set by Susan Butcher in 1987, was 11 Days two hours and five minutes. Butcher also won in 1986 and 1988. Since Libby riddles became the first woman to win in 1985, women have won the race four of the last five years inspiring a popular to shirt saying a Alaska where men Are men and women win the after teams leave the Anchorage area and pass through the populated Sustina mat Anuska Valley they head into the giant Alaska Range where they usually encounter subzero temperatures made worse by Gale Force winds and hunger crazed Moose. The heaviest Snow in a Quarter Cen Tury has set the stage for violent encounters on the Trail Between sled dog teams and Moose unable to find food. Several mushers have reported Moose attacks on their teams during training and Many Are packing rifles for Protection. Despite recent Nasty weather several mushers said warmer temperatures could make the Trail faster than anticipated. Butcher Drew the third to last starting position this year. Diana Dronenburg one of six women to race this year and the 14th to finish in 1987, was second off the starting line. Mushers this year come from As far As England France and Switzerland. The National weather service in Anchorage which is producing a special id Tarod forecast two times a Day during the race said the first stage of the run to big Lake will be relatively warm with some Snow flurries. By the time the teams Are Between big Lake and Skwentna 148 Miles up the Trail typically cold weather should prevail. Meanwhile Duke lamberts the last Musher out of Anchorage on saturday said he did not think his Tail end position would Hurt him. If mushers get bunched up in heavy Snow Early in the race then he could make up his two hour delay by Skwentna Milepost 148 on the Trail. A i was just glad to finish last year a lamberts said. Fauntroy running for . Mayor Washington apr Democrat Walter Fauntroy announced saturday he will run for mayor of the nations capital saying he Hopes to a heal the Hurt left by incumbent Marion barrys indictment on drug and perjury charges. Fauntroy the City a non voting Delegate to Congress since 1971, said he reached his decision to seek the democratic nomination a after weeks of painful and tearful a i just might be Able to attract and unleash the unprecedented partnership of talented people required to heal the Hurt and end the polarization in our City a Fauntroy told a prayer breakfast. Fauntroy 57, was an aide to civil rights Leader Martin Luther King or. At the Southern Christian leadership conference in the 1960s. He is an ordained Baptist minister. In Congress he has pushed statehood for the District of Columbia and is the no. 2 Democrat on the House banking committee. As a Delegate he cannot vote on the floor but May vote in committee. Fauntroy joins a crowded Field in the democratic primary in Washington where the political picture was turned into turmoil by barrys drug arrest. Victory in the democratic primary has Long been tantamount to election in the City. Barry who is being treated for substance abuse at a South Carolina Hospital has not announced his political plans. But a recent Washington Post poll showed the mayor would still Lead the Field of candidates. Barry was arrested Jan. 18 on a Misdemeanour charge of cocaine Possession. He was indicted last month on cocaine Possession and perjury charges in connection with an investigation into his ties to a convicted drug dealer. The Justice department has been investigating allegations that Fauntroy had a a no show employee on his payroll. But Fauntroy a advisers told potential supporters several weeks ago that the Justice department probe has been scuttled. A Law enforcement source speaking on condition of anonymity said the probe has not been abandoned. Best Sellers devices and desires by . James last week 1 weeks on list 6 compiled by the new York times fiction 1 a of the places you la go by or. Seuss last week 3 weeks on list 2 2�?devices and de5ihe5 by f. 3�?the bad place by Dean r. 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