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Fort Walton Beach Playground Daily News (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Fort Walton Beach, Florida Los Angeles a 20 Buffalo a 20 Seattle a 16 Minnesota a 35 new Orleans a 23 Kansas City a 14 Baltimore a 0 Pittsburgh a 0 Chicago a 7 san Francisco a 20 news fort Walton Beach Florida monday november 29, 1982 2 sections 24 pages 25< Good morning today is monday november 29, the 333rd Day of 1982, with 32 left. The Moon is full a 99 percent disc. The Sun will Rise at 6 24 and set at 4 45. Weather a travellers advisory will be in effect this morning. Dense Early morning fog and drizzle becoming Cloudy with a Chance of rain today. Probability of rain 30 percent. High in the mid 70s. Marine forecast winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots today and tonight. Seas 3 to 5 feet today. Rain and widely scr tired thunderstorms decreasing slowly today and tonight. Tides High tide at the Okaloosa Island pier 7 18 . Low tide at 5 49 . High tide at the Destin East pass 8 53 . Low tide at 8 35 . Index Bridge column.7b classifieds.b-12b comics.4b dear editorials.4a horoscope.7$ Hospital report.2b living today.5, local news.18 movies so obituaries.2b Okaloosa digest.2b police log.2b scrabblegram.8b sports.7-9a to weather.2a free Trade Summit agrees on guidelines Geneva Switzerland a an 88-nation world Trade conference agreed monday on a new set of guidelines for encouraging free Trade and halting a rising tide of global protectionism. The meeting of nations subscribing to the general agreement on tariffs and Trade Gatt had been scheduled to end saturday. Multilateral trading concerns became sidetracked by bilateral disputes that threatened to destroy the conference but Compromise was reached through an emergency working group of countries including the United states. Chief among the issues that caused the deadlock was that of common Market agricultural Export subsidies which the United states wants halted. Other issues covered in the final document included settlement of Trade disputes implementation of measures to protect threatened industries from foreign exports and the Extension of Gatt trading rules to non merchandise world Trade such As banking and insurance. The document was prepared after Long private discussions by the conference chairman. Canadian foreign minister Allan Maceachen. With various Trade ministers. Gatt member nations had been hoping to find a Way to reduce the escalating number of Trade barriers that nations erect to protect Domestic industries. But wide gaps thwarted agreement Ever since the meeting opened last wednesday and at times it has appeared the Gatt conference was in danger of adjourning without issuing any joint statement. An emergency working group of the United states Canada the 10-nation common Market Japan and key developing nations worked around the clock to reach a Compromise among the divided nations which represent 80 percent of world Trade Gatt generally is opposed to Trade restrictions but the agreement allows member nations to protect an Industry with import limits As Long As the restrictions Are applied to All supplying nations. The debate focused on the following disputes please see Summit a Page 2a Reagan set for 5-Day latin America tour by the Washington Post Brasilia Brazil president Reagan is scheduled to arrive Here tuesday on a five Day latin american visit that officials Here said they perceive As one of a growing number of signs that regional relations with the United states have been jolted into a new and decidedly different direction. Brazil and Many other South american countries reached a High Point in tensions with the United states this year because of Washington a support for Britain against Argentina in the Falkland islands conflict and what were regarded Here As punishing . Economic policies. But with Reagan a visit to Brazil and three other latin american countries officials Here say they perceive a . Willingness to shift focus. A there is a show of Good will a said one brazilian government official Here. A it is a broader approach More sensitive to third world for Brazil and South americans other Powers the . Effort to repair relations began with its support of the . Resolution urging negotiations Between Britain and Argentina and with Reagan a sudden decision to travel to Brazil Colombia Costa Rica and Honduras. But More important officials Here said has been a new strategy by the Reagan administration to help the regions economies through their worst troubles since the 1930s, a plan expected to be a key theme of Reagan strip. Once perceived Here As insensitive to brazils mounting Trade problems and $80 billion foreign debt . Officials have now indicated that they will support brazilian efforts to raise new funds and perhaps plug gaps with direct Treasury Loans. Reagan a visit Here and to the financial Center of Sao Paulo is viewed by brazilians As a Clear vote of Confidence in their economic management. In Brazil where economic themes have recently grown to be a crucial Factor in foreign relations the prospective . Stress on economic assistance is regarded As a timely and essential shift from policies that have distanced the two countries since the late 1970s. Some analysts believe that the . Involvement in brazilian finances and brazils Strong need for continued please see Reagan a Page 2a critics rap results of Arab-. Poll by the Washington Post Washington president Reagan a primary polling company Richard Wirthlin a decision making information has completed a Survey for an Arab american organization that showed americans More in agreement with Arab positions on Middle East issues than Ever. A he Institute for Arab studies inc. In Belmont mass., which paid an undisclosed amount for the poll has declared that it shows american views a changing dramatically toward support for much More even handed policy than that of Wirthlin a no. I Reagan. But the american jewish committee and several Independent pollsters have called some of the questions a a leading or a biased a designed to elicit certain answers. An administration poll analyst who did not want to be identified agreed there was a some Bias in the questions but added a a in be seen he said the findings allowing for this Bias were a not necessarily a dramatic Wirthlin 50, was paid $900,000 by the Republican National committee for More than a dozen National opinion polls during the 1981-82 election season. He is now doing a $1 million annual business polling for the White House and the committee. His office said Wirthlin had no personal involvement in the Survey commissioned by the Institute. David Leach project director for the Wirthlin firm said he was not sufficiently familiar with Reagan a views on the Middle East to know whether the poll results agreed. Reminded that Pat Caddell president Carters White House pollster had been criticized for working for saudi Arabia at the same time he was polling for the White House Leach noted that this Survey was done for a a group of americans please see poll a Page 2a Kentucky Tennessee a she tote fire at my missile test site Tullahoma Chattanooga Ala. I a. Hurricane season quietest in 50 years preparing for recovery members of a recovery Crew at left suit up outside the j-4 missile test silo at the Arnold engineering development Center where four workers were killed in a Flash fire saturday night. The map at right locates Tullahoma Tenn., where the Accident occurred. 4 confirmed dead in my fire Coral Gables Fla. A the do nothing 1982 Atlantic Hurricane season officially blows out tuesday with Only five storms in the most tranquil season for forecasters in half a Century. A a done task me Why but it has been really quiet a said Miles Lawrence of the National Hurricane Center which tracks storms in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. A this past month we Haven to named a single storm. We tracked a couple of weather systems. It occupied our time. But nothing got in the average year there Are to a name storms disturbances Strong enough to warrant a name and six hurricanes. The Atlantic Hurricane season begins june i and ends nov. 30. Forecasters say there a Little Chance for a storm to develop before tuesday when the operations used by the Hurricane forecasters will be closed and the four forecasters who normally work there will be a six month off season Cycle of research. The last reconnaissance flight of the Hurricane season was sent out around the Middle of last week to scout a disturbance out to sea East of the Middle Atlan tic states this seasons five Atlantic storms grew violent enough to win names a Alberto Beryl Chris Debby and Ernesto. Of those Only Alberto and Debby went on to become hurricanes. None threatened the United states though Alberto slammed into Cuba and killed 23 people and destroyed 9,000 Homes. Debby skirted Bermuda with 72 mph winds causing Little damage and no deaths. Tropical storm Beryl died in the Atlantic before reaching land in Early september. Tropical storm Chris churned up some heavy weather in the Gulf of Mexico and flooding in its Wake killed two in Tennessee. Ernesto sputtered out in the Middle Atlantic East of Bermuda. Tullahoma Tenn. A an Engineer was lowered into a my missile test silo late sunday to look for the bodies of four men killed in a Flash fire that a went off like a sparklers As they were removing debris left by an earlier blast. Two other men were injured in the fire which broke out about 6 . Saturday engulfing the silo and consuming its contents. The Engineer lowered half Way into the 250-foot-deep silo did not find the bodies an air Force statement said. The Engineer breathed from a portable air pack during his 20-minute stay in the cell because earlier air samples revealed slight Levels of air pollutants. The statement said the next stage of the recovery operation called for the Man to be re lowered into the cell followed by two firefighters who also will Survey damage and search for the bodies. The air Force spokeswoman who read the statement said she was not sure when the re entry would occur. Air Force sgt. John Blackburn said a a Large blazes erupted in the vertical silo which is about too feet wide at Arnold engineering development Center. Blackburn said a spark or overheating during the removal of debris and fuel May have touched off the fire. A it was an instantaneous Flash with tremendous heat. There be any Way they could have survived that Flash a said Brig. Gen. Kenneth r. Johnson commander of Arnold. A it went off like a Sparkler with tremendous heat and the 41,000-acre site about 60 Miles Southeast of Nashville is the largest propulsion and aerodynamics testing Center in the nation. Tests Are being conducted at the facility on the four stage my missile the nuclear weapon president Reagan has named the the steel reinforced below ground Concrete silo called a j-4 test cell is covered with an above ground 85-foot-High building where engines Are tested it is one of 40 test cells at Arnold which began operations in 1951. The dead workers three employees of Aero Jet strategic propulsion co. Of Sacremento Calif and one hired by Sverdrup technology inc. Of Tullahoma were using wire to Cut up solid rocket fuel dumped on the Bottom of the steel reinforced Concrete silo following a nov. 17 explosion during an engine test. The Accident was made Public last wednesday Blackburn said. Aero Jet identified its dead employees As Dona j. Roy jr., 57, a rocket test technician from fair Oaks Calif. Murray l. Tauscher 49, a senior test Engineer of Roseville Calif., and Arthur Totten 48, a rocket test technician of Citrus Heights Calif., All Sacramento suburbs. Gene Foreman a Sverdrup spokesman said the relatives of his dead employee requested that the victims identification be withheld until the remains were recovered. Johnson said solid rocket fuel made up about 55,000 pounds of the 60,000-Pound test engine and a Large amount fell to the Bottom of the silo during the nov. 17 explosion. When the saturday fire broke out the three Aero Jet employees were on the Bottom of the silo cleaning up the fuel and the other victim was about 70 feet higher on an elevator Johnson said. Ia1� 11,�?11.i�?in ii a a a keeping it clean members of the keep it clean group March in their portable showers during the Doo Dah Parade sunday in Pasadena Calif. The Parade began six years ago As a spoof on the Rose Parade and this year featured nearly 100 different groups and Over 40,000 spectators

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