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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Dolphin Cager local stars Down miam Okaloosa team gains 112-98 win Page 1c thursday a . Warship confronts iranians Page 2a a flames Advance to cup finals Page 1c fort Walton Beach Florida playground a a daily news 40th year no 97 thursday May 15, 1986 4 sections 44 pages playground daily news 1 986 25c new station unveiled by space firm cafe canaveral a Nasa on wednesday unveiled a new blueprint for the $8 billion manned space station it plans to assemble in orbit in the 1990s with help from Japan Europe and Canada. The Model is a scaled Down version of a larger facility envisioned earlier and it is designed so a permanent Crew does not have to be on Board from the beginning which had been a feature of the earlier plan. Initially the station As Long and As wide As a football Field will have five major pressurized modules instead of seven but it will be built for growth with additional modules to be added later. The United states will build modules for habitation logistics and for microgravity research the european space Agency a consortium of to nations will Supply a life sciences module Japan will provide an advanced technology module and Canada will develop a satellite servicing and repair Center. The modules and service Center will be clustered amid an array of giant Metal trusses to which Are attached solar panels Power stations antennae and Experiment and equipment Bays. There also Are plans for four free flying platforms two provided by the United states and two by the europeans. The station w ill accommodate up to eight people. In introducing the new design at a news conference Nasa and see station a Page 5a photo shows concept of nasal a Baseline configuration for space station. Nasal a James Fletcher said this will be used As a guide to preliminary design soviets expel a . Diplomat on spy charge Moscow a the soviet Union announced wednesday that it had expelled a . Diplomat for allegedly hatching a spy plot with a Cia recruited soviet citizen. It was the second expulsion of an american Diplomat in two months . Embassy spokesman Jaroslav Verner said the Diplomat. Erik Sites left the soviet Union on saturday. He said Sites was a member of the staff of the . Military attache. Following Normal embassy policy Verner refused to comment on the soviet charges made in a dispatch from the official Tass news Agency. In Washington White House spokesman Larry Speakes confirmed that Sites had been expelled but also refused to discuss the spy charge. A we do not comment on such Speakes said asked if the United states would retaliate by expelling a soviet official he said a i done to have anything on Sites expulsion comes during a period of heightened .-soviet tensions caused by the april 15 . Air raids on Libya a halt in arrangements for a new superpower Summit and Strong soviet attacks on . Arms control policy. Tass citing the Kab secret police said Sites was a arrested in Moscow on May 7, when he had a secret meeting with a soviet citizen recruited by the . Intelligence service. A a big espionage action of . Secret services against the soviet Union was thwarted a the English language dispatch said. The wording was virtually identical to that of the see Diplomat a Page 5a soviet Leader Mikhail s. Gorbachev. Addresses the soviet people on television Gorbachev claims worst of the Accident is past Moscow a soviet Leader Mikhail s. Gorbachev said wednesday night that casualties from the chernobyl nuclear disaster had risen to nine dead and 299 hospitalized. But declared a the worst is behind he accused the West of telling a a veritable Mountain of lies about the Accident. Gorbachev a 25-minute speech on state television was his first Public comment on the explosion and fire april 26 that spewed radioactivity Over Europe and forced the evacuation of 92, Khz people from the Vicinity of the ukrainian Power Plant. He said radiation still was dangerous around the Plant 80 Miles North of Kiev. Gorbachev said the probable cause of the Accident which he repeatedly referred to As a your misfortune a was a Power surge and Hydrogen explosion. He also announced that the soviet Union will extend its moratorium on nuclear testing to aug. 6 and invited president Reagan meet him in Europe or Hiroshima Japan to discuss halting All nuclear tests. The United states dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on aug. 6, 1945. Gorbachev began the soviets testing moratorium last aug. 6. See Gorbachev a Page 5a Good morning today is thursday May 15, the 135th Day of 1986, with 230 left. The Moon is a 30 percent disc. The Sun will Rise at 5 52 and set at 7 33. Complete weather information a Page 2a. Inside Mario Andretti suffered minor injuries and possibly a major setback in his Effort to win a second Indianapolis 500 when he crashed wednesday during practice for the May 25 race. Page 1c. Index Bridge column.12c business.1,2d calendar.9c classifieds.4-1 of court log.3d crossword.12c dear abby.8c editorials.4a horoscope.12c Hospital report.3d lifestyle.7-1 of local news.1b movies.12c obituaries.3d police news.2b sports.1-5c to schedule.12c tween 12&20.11c Artukovic sentenced to death for directing mass Slaughters Zagreb Yugoslavia a Andrija Artukovic who fought extradition from the United states for 36 years was convicted wednesday of ordering the Slaughter of hundreds of thousands of people during world War ii. A tribunal of five judges sentenced the 86-year-old Artukovic to death by firing squad his lawyers said they would Appeal. Artukovic the former Interior minister of the nazi puppet state of Croatia w to was nicknamed the a Butcher of the Balkans a sat in a three sided enclosure of Bullet proof Glass and listened impassively As the sentence was pronounced. He appeared to doze through part of chief judge Milko Gajski a closing comments. Artukovic a was the master of life and death. Founder and inspiring spirit of nazi fascist Croatia a Gajski said in a 30-minute summation of his verdict and the sentence. Gajski said Artukovic who was Interior minister and Security chief of Croatia during part of w orld War ii was guilty on All four counts of mass Slaughter specified in the indictment. Croatia was incorporated into Yugoslavia after the War. A this trial which was pending for such a Long time is the Victory of Justice a Gajski said. In Washington Neal Sher head of the Justice departments office of special investigations said a the findings there As to his guilt really confirm the findings that have been made in our courts that is to say he was engaged in terrible atrocities. Justice is served by his having been in new York City Nathan Perlmutter director of the anti defamation league said the conviction a is an attempt by i think civilized societies to in some Way assert that the bestiality of people like Artukovic Rad Artukovic vows to Appeal Case. His father was found guilty of War crimes is simply unacceptable and that time 40 years does no to necessarily in any Way mitigate what they Artukovich a son Rad. A 37-year-old stockbroker said in los Angeles that the trial was a a classical communist political show Artukovic was extradited from the United states feb. 12 after a decades Long Legal Battle by yugoslav see Artukovic a Page 5a North Bay firefighter commission hires Man who admitted 1980 Church arson by Bruce Rolfsen daily news staff writer a Man who admitted setting fire to a Niceville Church in 1980 and later pleaded no contest to an arson charge has been hired As a firefighter for the North Bay fire District. Tote fire District commissioners voted 3-2 tuesday night to hire Robert Allen Mason 24. John Helms commission chairman. Cast the tie breaking vote. A was far As in a concerned. Mason was never convicted of a felony a Helms said wednesday. But commissioner Coy Bennett who joined commissioner Dorothy Mclean in voting against Mason compared masons hiring to a letting the Fox guard the Chicken Mason could not be reached wednesday for comment. His Home Telephone number is unlisted. Messages left for him at the fire department were not returned. The North Bay fire District provides fire Protection to the Bluewater Bay and Seminole areas. The District has a paid fire chief five professional firefighters and to Volunteer firefighters. Mason has been a Volunteer firefighter with the department for two years and has not concealed his 1980 arson arrest said fire chief Woodrow Sweet. On the evening of june 22, 1980, a classroom Wing of the first Assembly of god Church at 108 Crestview ave., Niceville caught fire. Damage was estimated at More than $100,000 it took 60 firefighters from Niceville and Valparaiso almost two hours to douse the Blaze the daily news reported the next Day. On june 27 Mason was questioned by East Niceville fire chief Bill Welch and confessed to setting the fire according to masons arrest report on june 30 Mason made a taped statement to investigators with the Okaloosa county sheriffs department again admitting he had set the fire court records say. Mason told the investigators he had gone to a window at the see firefighter a Page 5a Andrija Artukovic is seated in a Zagreb courtroom. He will face a firing squad to fulfil his death sentence

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