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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - March 25, 1979, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
34th a or no. 47 Quot nothing is so galling Toa people not broken in from the birth As a paternal or in other words a meddling government a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink a Thomas Babington Maculay fort Walton Boach Florida sunday March 25, 1979 8 sections 25 cents Sadat joins others to sign peace pact by the associated press egyptian president Anwar Sadat arrived in Washington saturday evening for the signing of the historic peace treaty with Israel and said he was Happy to come to the United states Quot in the holy Pursuit of peace a in Damascus Syria called angrily for Quot revolutionary violence to strangle the Sadat regime a but said it does not favor an Oil embargo against the United states egyptian israeli and u s. Negotiators met in Washington to Complete final details of the peace Accord to be signed monday after meeting in Washington with israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan Secretary of state Cyrus r Vance flew to new York City and met saturday night with israeli prime minister Menachem begin. American officials said there was no last minute threat to the treaty but Dayan who accompanied Vance to the meeting with begin in a new York hotel lacked authority to make decisions that could conclude the negotiations after a 90-minute meeting with Vance begin said Quot the Only question is do we sign or done to we sign the Ansu or is we sign a a Sadat arrived Early saturday evening at Andrews air Force base just outside Washington a Little More than an hour after president Carter left the air base on a weekend trip to the Southwest. The egyptian Leader was welcomed by vice president Walter Mondale who told him. Quot you come to America As a hero a hero of peace a Sadat expressed his Joy at being in America to sign the treaty but said it would Only be the beginning of Long efforts toward lasting peace the Carter administration prepared for a lavish treaty signing ceremony at the White House ending 30 years of to Stitilis Between the two nations Quot in a Happy extremely Happy a Egypt a president Sadat told reporters with a smile before boarding his special jetliner in Cairo for the 14 hour flight to Washington in another Mideast development saturday Arab league foreign ministers met in Mogadishu. Somalia in a plenary session expected to be dominated by discussion of the treaty Iraq has scheduled an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Baghdad for tuesday. 24 hours after the Washington ceremony to approve political and economic sanctions against Sadat today is sunday March 25. The 84th Day of 1979, with 281 to follow. The Moon is new a a nine percent disc. The Sun will Rise at 5 44 and set at 6 00. Weather fair today. High today in the Low 60s, Low tonight in the Low 40s. Clear and Cool monday. Lows in the Low to mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Fair tuesday and wednesday. Lows near 50 tuesday and wednesday highs in the 70s. Winds today West to Northwest 6 to 18 Mph. Good morning Marine forecast Apalachicola to Biloxi a northwesterly winds 15 to 20 knots today becoming Westerly 10 to 15 knots tonight. Weather will be fair. Tides Low tide in destiny a East pass will be at 7 35 a m. High tide at 8 52 . Low tide at the Okaloosa Island pier will be at 4 49 a m. High tide at 7 19 . Sports the daily news releases its annual All county High school basketball teams. Page id Index Bridge column. 6c classified. 3-9f crossword. .5c dear Abby. 4e editorials. .4a entertainment. 5-7c Horoscope 5c Hospital admissions 6b obituaries. 6b Okaloosa digest 6b Outlook. 1-6e sports. 1-8d stocks. 8-9e to schedule. .5c weather. .2a a the White houses North Lawn will be the scene of the signing of the peace treaty Between Egypt and Israel Man recalls horrifying ordeal with hungry rats Chicago map Dave Holman s memory of the ordeal is not All Clear but he recalls the rats with chilling detail Quot i could hear them coming through the garbage coming for he says Holman an unfortunate Man whose slim bit of Luck ran out Long ago was found in a cold dirty West Side basement March j two weeks after head sought Refuge therefrom the bitter w inter rats that feast on litter strewn about the place turned on Holman a sickly Man who was too weak to fight Back they gnawed on his legs As his fingers and feet turned Black from frostbite Quot i did no to see them in the daytime there w As some Light from a window a he says Quot but As night came i could hear them coming through the garbage coming for me then blessed sleep came and i Felt nothing until the next Day a Holman 46, once weighed Iso pounds but today he is an emaciated 95 pounds As a result of his ordeal his legs had to be amputated below the knee fingers on both hands also w Ere removed Quot i remember laying on the floor and getting weaker and the Furnace did t seem to be working maybe it would go on for a Short time and then off anyway it was awfully cold and it got so i could t feel much but i could hear those rats Quot Holman tried screaming but neighbors ignored his moans and cries police officer Sam Cozza says residents claimed they were afraid authorities would think they were crazy if they reported the groans Quot i would try to get up to reach the door for help but i could t stand something was wrong w Ith my legs i tried to crawl but i could t something was wrong with my Holman recalled in an interview last week at Cut a k county Hospital Quot so i just Lay there As sleep came and went i think i yelled out or tried to. And then i was too weak and i guess i just groaned Quot thoughts of the w Hole thing Are hard to get together but i remember thinking i done to know what i m going to do i Hope someone helps me Quot hoi Man who police describe d As a derelict says both of his parents died when he was Young and he has since lost touch with other members of his scattered family he was divorced in the late 60s and no longer hears from his three daughters he worked in a factory and became an electrician specializing in elevator control panels but Holman drank mostly Fleer he said and eventually lost everything Quot i was living in a room on the West Side. But several years ago i even lost he says Quot i started sleeping in basements. The doors were usually open a even he is surprised that he survived the ordeal. Quot i done to know How i made it Quot he says. But still More amazed Are Hospital attendants who note that Holman beat starvation intense cold and the risk of rabies and blood poisoning Quot we be never had a person who has been through what he has been through and lived Quot says Bernadette Jones one of Holman a nurses Quot the rats had gnawed the fat off the calves of both legs to the Ankles Quot said or Richard Pearson Quot his feet were Black Frozen the rats had not got to them he probably had his shoes on Quot his fingers also were Black and had to be amputated the rats had not got to them either Quot Pearson says Holman w ill tie moved to Oak Forest a county operated rehabilitation Center in a week meanwhile he stays alone in his room leaving Only occasionally to watch television a i done to do much Readin a he says Quot i like to smoke cigarettes and have gotten so i can hold one and Light it i would like to get some cards or letters but i no longer have anybody who knows me i like to listen to baseball games both the cubs and White sox maybe someday 1 11 get a radio in be never had a visitor a a hospitals told not to give military wives facelifts Washington a the government has ordered its Public Baith service hospitals around the country to Stop giving elite and other purely cosmetic surgery to military wives and her patients who would have to pay for it anywhere else it was i bounced saturday Thomas d. Morris inspector general of the department of Saith education and welfare said his investigators found that e eight hospitals which were set up to care for merchant amen have been spending about $500,000 a year in Federal rids to perform some 500 non therapeutic cosmetic operations a spokesman for Morris said most of the patients were wives of tired or Active military personnel who Are permitted to use Iblis health service facilities As Well As the extensive health re system provided for them by the defense department Morris report said the military like medicare Blue Cross and private insurance companies wont pay for purely cosmetic plastic surgery so called facelifts to make a person look younger were said to be the most common cosmetic procedures performed but the surgery also included breast enlargements and reductions Quot nose jobs Quot removal of bags under the eyes and excess skin from around the Abdomen and neck hew Secretary Joesph a Califano jr., who ordered an investigation of the practice last fall after Reading about it in the san Francisco examiner directed u s surgeon general Julius Richmond to put a Stop to it a your hospitals will continue to provide our beneficiaries with All necessary medical care including cosmetic surgery that is medically necessary for example to repair an injury Quot Califano said in a statement Quot but they will no longer provide cosmetic surgery performed for non medical reasons Quot persons seeking cosmetic surgery for purely personal and not medical reasons should not expect others either those w to pay costly health insurance premiums or taxpayers to subsidize the Cost of that surgery a a the inspector general a report said 80 percent of the unnecessary operations were performed at the san Francisco new Orleans and Norfolk va., hospitals usually by surgical residents in training or staff physicians who wanted to maintain their cosmetic surgery skills the Fhi Blic health service also has hospitals in the seaport cities of Baltimore Boston new York Seattle and Galveston Texas where relatively Lew of the operations were performed Quot not Only Are the cosmetic surgery patients not the regular patients of the pcs hospitals but. Seeking free services they May come from great distances Quot Morris reported Quot illustrating How attractive the free cosmetic surgery was we found that individuals May travel half Way across the continent to obtain it at no charge a a the patients frequently have More than one cosmetic operation the report observed and the surgery often leads to necessary repairs later he said the hospitals would continue to repair complications resulting from cosmetic surgery since the repairs Are considered therapeutically necessary such matchup work accounted for a third of All the necessary plastic surgery performed at one Hospital checked animal Trainer promotes project dolphins being trained to locate water monster naturalist animal Trainer Harold Quot Rusty Quot Nielsen a is training dolphins to locate the Loch Ness monster somewhere in the Florida keys a the naturalist who is training two camera equipped dolphins to locate the legendary Mixich Ness monster says the search could be successfully completed by mid summer if his animals done to get Overly ambitious Quot one of the problems is that dolphins tend to get said Harold Quot Rusty Nielsen on Friday afternoon Quot one of my animals brought me Back a live shark we done to really want to capture one of the Loch Ness creatures alive not yet Quot Sharks and sea turtles Are being used As targets As Nielsen prepares his two 500-Pound, female dolphins for the search in the Chilly land locked Waters of Scotland s Loch Ness sought by reporters since general reports of the project were published in mid week Nielsen agreed to an interview by the associated press late Friday on the condition that the site of the training project not be disclosed Nielsen and other project officials refused to allow a reporter to see the equipment being designed for the search it is believed however that the cameras mounted on the dolphins backs w ill be activated by a sonar like device when a Large object is approached Quot this project is very unique Quot said Nielsen 34, who owns three dolphins Quot its sensitive because of the animal being used and there Are parts that could be construed As being secret because of the Type of equipment we re using a the one thing that the project is not according to Nielsen and others is frivolous Quot the i och Ness monster is not something to laugh about Quot said Nielsen Quot this is a serious scientific project we will not be laughing stocks a various groups have been trying for decades to prove or disprove the existence of Quot Nessie a described by people who claim to have glimpsed it As being generally reptile an in nature and from 15 to 40 feet Long some of the most ambitious projects yet undertaken have been conducted under the auspices of the Academy of applied sciences a Boston based Institute that in 1972 produced a picture it claimed showed a huge Flipper hanging from an animal in the water in 1976, a widely publicized Academy expedition financed in part by the new York times proved inconclusive the Academy backed subsequent sporadic photographic missions but so far none has been successful the Academy nevertheless still is trying Quot the objective of the Academy is to gel a Clear picture of the animal and to present that picture to authorities in the British museum or the smithsonian Institute onion other places where zoologists can Analy be it and determine w hat kind of animal it is Quot said Howard Curtis the institutes executive vice president Nielsen a serious sober minded Young Man said he was rather dubious about the existence of the Loch Ness creature until he saw the Academy s photograph and other pieces of a evidence Quot Quot i think there is no question that they exist Quot he said Quot it s probably a throwback something on the order of a prehistoric reptile we believe there is a population there of at least 15 a a he said the dolphins each of w hich w ill carry about 14 pounds of photographic equipment Are being trained through Quot positive reinforcement Quot consisting of bits of food As Rew Ards it and w Ith the sea turtles and Sharks As targets to search the murky 25-mile Long i too foot deep body of water for the creatures Quot the reason we re using these animals is their built in sonar systems their intelligence and their mobility Quot said Nielsen Quot they can see sound and find the animals Quot Nielsen and other project officials Are extremely concerned Over any negative reaction to new s that the dolphins w hich thrive in Salt water w ill be asked to spend time in the Freshw Ater Lake Quot i have total control and total responsibility for the animals Quot said Nielsen Quot if there is any danger or their Well being is placed in any jeopardy the project is scratched its As simple As that these animals Cost $20,000 each and Are indispensable a a he said a special Retreat consisting of filtered and heated Saltwater is being prepared and the dolphins will spend intervals of Only about an hour in Loch Ness Quot dolphins normally go into Freshw Ater tributaries to he said Quot they Are not unaccustomed to it a of the project proceeds As expected Nielsen said he the dolphins and his sea lion Mascot Salty will arrive in Scotland in Early summer to join others in the project Quot As soon As the first picture is taken the project is Over Quot he said Quot it could be just a matter of a couple of weeks a
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