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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Darmstadt, HesseP military history makes comeback on Campus. Page 5 d canadians Beal flames Lead nil cup series 3-1 Page 21 Cythe Dollar buys 2.26 Marks through monday , Page 27 Hori Ico Fob Tab . Ahmed Foft cel to. 45, no. 37 saturday May 24, 1986 a Boh and pm 0 8693 a use rations packing problems found in meals ready of ear. By Chuck Vinci Washington Harcau Washington the army Lias suspended the use of All meals ready to eat or res because of the discovery of substandard packaging of certain items no cording to army officials an army spokesman said the use of res will not resume until a worldwide inspection of nil current stocks has been made. He said the inspection will probably not be completed until the end of july. In addition to unit level Basic lands and stocks ill local Issue facilities the defense logistics Agency hns about 6.7 million cases on hand from the last three procurements that will be subject to surveillance arid inspection the spokesman said. The Tola i value of the or us is about $250 million. ,. The spokesman said an army veterinary food inspector noticed visible leaking and swollen pouches among cer Tain ground Beer entrees in curly Murch during a staff assistance visit to Nii org plan Osiar foods one of six contracted to produce the Wing the discovery officials from inc . Depart ment of agriculture inc defense personnel support Cen Ter and the army Sci lick research and develop Mcnol Cen Ter inspected the Star foods Plant and found poor sanitation Quality control and handling procedures,".said the spokesman. Further inspection revealed microscopic pinholes in inc outer wrapping of inc entrees the spokesman said. The see rations on Page 28 running through Germany German president Richard Van Welz Mecker left Welcome sudanese runner of rms Khalifa in Bonn Friday. Khalifa s sport Aid Torch relay is taking him to n european capitals. The symbolic passing of the name kicks off a week of spans related fund raisers for african famine Relief Usa eur cancels plan to make 1,200 workers fake unpaid furloughs by Al. Kominicki staff writer Usa re or stepped in Friday to Avert inc forced furlough without pay of at least 1,200 americans working for the army in Europe. Workers at same military communities in Germany already had been notified of inc furloughs which would have required employees to take off is Many As 22days with out pay Between now and the end of the fiscal year in september. About 220 department of the army civilians in Darmstadt received letters thurs Day announcing furloughs Hal would have begun in late june. Similar letters notifying family members working for the army in Gic Ssan and bad Kreuz Nach were sent out earlier this month. Frankfurt had plans to furlough 359 family members working for the military Community those actions have been negated by roughly Sio million allocated v carps on Friday said it Cal. Arnold a Laidig. Corps spokesman. Usa eur spokesman i. Col. Robert m. Mcdowell would not comment an uie funding action or the furloughs it prevents. He would not say whether any furloughs had been planned in Vii corps communities the Usa eur funding will not help at East 120 temporary employees who were dismissed earlier this month to meet annual payroll ceilings. Many of those workers lost their jobs Malfi when 50 people were let go in the Frankfurt military Community. Another 27 were dismissed inc same Day in Darmstadt. Gic Ssan Community faced with making cuts million dismissed 40 workers a week earlier. Before Friday the Community had planned to furlough 329 family Mem Bers 10 make up a final $330.000 shortfall. In addition to the dismissals and the now unnecessary furloughs hundreds of jobs at army posts throughout Europe vacated through Normal attrition will remain unfilled until new funds Are appropriated at the beginning of october Community officials said. The air Force said it also is keeping some jobs vacant until october is part of an s80 million cutback in payroll at its euro Pean bases Safe spokesman maj. Johnny Whitaker said the command was Able 10 make the cuts without resorting to dismiss als or furloughs. Whitaker said the j8q million represents an average 8 percent reduction in the discretionary Money Given to commanders to fund a variety or programs at the base or Community level. We really worked hard to keep from cutting slots from actually dismissing peo ple and we be been successful he said. " we were also Happy that we were Able to keep our youth summer hire program going although the funding for that was Cut about 40 percent across the Board. Thai s not an Ideal situation we d like to provide As Many jobs As possible far Yaung people since it s difficult for them to see furloughs on Page 23 terrorism chernobyl hurting tourism in Europe London a Street vendors whose vegetables were contaminated to British airways which has lost a big chunk of its business from fearful Ameri cans West europeans Are paying heavily fur terrorism and the soviet Union s nuclear disaster. Airport attacks and hijackings already had depressed the . Tourist Trade to Europe but the . Bombing of Libya on april 15 partly from British bases dealt the body blow eleven Days later came a painful spinoff from the other superpower As a Cloud of radiation spewed across Europe after an Accident at the chernobyl nuclear Plant in the Ukraine. Cancellations by . Visitors have reached the hundreds of thousands. Governments spent millions of dollars monitoring Radia Tion Levels Farmers and food Sellers lost millions through temporary bans on produce. In addition the 12-Nnlion european Community imposed a May 12-31 ban on food imports from East bloc countries costing the soviet Union and its neighbors worst hit by he disaster an estimated s46 million. Tourist authorises from Finland to Britain estimate losses ranging from Sis million to several Hundred million dollars each with drops of 15-50 percent in american visitors this summer. The air is thick with european derision of stay away continued on Paga 28 women now surpass men in Fop jobs Day Magazine

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