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Harrisburg Daily Register (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Harrisburg, Illinois Elsewhere soil loss alarming farm report Page 2 ammonia Gas leaks locally Page 3 miscues Cost bulldogs against terriers a dogs third in conference meet sports pages 4-5-6 Sharon Tanner s column social scene Page 9 rain Likely finally weather map Page to Wea thee Southern Illinois becoming Cloudy saturday night with a 60 percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms. I it of in the 60s. South winds 5 to to Mph variable cloudiness sunday. A 50 percent Chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the lower or Middle 80s. Mines Sahara mines no. 7,21,6 and Washer work monday. Gop Leader defends Patchett Marion 111. Up the chairman of the Republican congressional Campaign committee has accused National democrats of dirty politics and a Straw Man Quot tactics in a congressional Campaign in Southern Illinois. Rep. Guy Vander Jagt r-mich., appeared Friday at a news conference with 22nd District gof candidate Randy Patchett of Marion and Prudencio Baltodano a protestant minister whose torture by the sandinista in Nicaragua was described by president Reagan on National television. A rep. Kenneth j. Gray d-ill., who will be opposed by Patchett in november immediately called the Vander Jagt Patchett news conference with Baltodano a another Patchett in his announcement of candidacy in Marion april 3, introduced Leonel Teller As a nicaraguan a Freedom fighter Quot and criticized Gray for voting against $100 million in military Aid to the contras the nicaraguan democratic resistance. I a Ter rep. Tony Coehlo of California Vander Jagta a democratic counterpart issued a statement saying that Teller was a shoe store manager in the Washington d.c., suburb of Georgetown and had not been in Nicaragua since 1981 a the Only Jungle War he Teller fights is Georgetown traffic a Coehlo was quoted As saying. Quot the National democrats reached into a Book for one of the oldest and dirtiest and most miserable tricks in american politics. If you Are losing on the issues create a Straw Many and then tear the Straw Man Down Quot Vander Jagt told the news conference. He presented a copy of a letter to him from Elliott Abrams assistant Secretary of state for inter american affairs in which Abrams said Teller a is the personal representative of commander Eden Pastora i revolutionary democratic Alliance Arden in Washington and has been so presented to me by Pastora himself. A Teller who receives no compensation for his services on behalf of arde participates in All Washington meetings Between Pastora and department officials myself Matthew Backes left of Harrisburg shows the spirit of special olympics Friday As the annual Spring games were held for the third year at Eldorado High school for the seven county area 22. Matthew won second in softball and third in the 50-Yard dash while at right Pam Sanchegraw is Given her first place award in softball by Volunteer Bonnie Ragan of Harrisburg. Pam is from Trade industries Mcleansboro. Skill courage sharing Joy Are the byword of special olympics and All 200 participants in Friday s games received balloons to keep. Register photos Erin Brothers saturday May to 1986 published continuously since 1915 at Harrisburg ill., 62946 new series volume 71, no. 265 Concrete Shell built Over chernobyl sit International students Harrisburg unit 3 sixth Grade school students featured the attire of nations around the world Friday during International Day. During All Day activities at West Side school students also attended sessions on International cusine and life styles. Winners of the International Day costume contest Are Back Row from left Carolyn Owen featuring a flamenco dancer Casey Teckenbrock featuring a nigerian chief Amanda Franks featuring classic attire from Spain kneeling Joe Beard in a traditional russian costume. Register photo Ken Harper by g. Luther Whitington Moscow up workers at the chernobyl nuclear disaster site began to a be Tomb Quot the soldering reactor in Concrete to contain leaking radioactivity As millions across the nation celebrated the world War ii a Victory Over the situation at the nuclear Energy Plant 600 Miles Southwest of Moscow appeared to be a stabilizing a said Morris Rosen a member of the International atomic Energy Agency observation team dispatched to the reactor Complex. Firefighters have smothered the Blaze at the atomic Plant but Small amounts of radiation continued to leak from the damaged and still smoking reactor he told a news conference in Moscow Friday. A few blocks away hundreds of thousands of soviets a like millions across the nation a celebrated the end of world War ii in Europe remembered by the soviets As the a Victory Over a the War years and now Are so different but these Young people battling the fire at chernobyl do not flinch. The 1940s and 1980s, different but the people Are the same a soviet a Tass news Agency quoted a War Veteran As saying. At the news conference called to discuss the findings of a three Man Iaea team that arrived monday Rosen said the soviets were a pouring Concrete under the destroyed reactor a this will eventually form a foundation to Encomb the Structure a said Rosen the american director of the Iaea a nuclear safety division. A statement released by the Agency said the teams findings were based on conversations with soviet officials and experts and on observations from a helicopter flight around the Plant. The soviet government issued a statement saying work continued to Stem the consequences of the Accident. The Banks of the Prip Yat River which flows by the Power station he been shored up to prevent contamination from Rainwater running off the area it said. A an intensive Cooling of the reactor has been under Way in order to lower the temperature of the Active zone and has helped to sharply reduce the emission of radioactive substances a said the statement carried by the Tass news Agency. The explosion and fire two weeks ago spread radioactive fallout across Europe and Trace amounts to the United states. Rosen said the fire in the reactor cores Graphite a form of Carbon used to moderate the nuclear reaction was smothered with Sand dropped from helicopters. Graphite Burns at searing temperatures too High to be extinguished with water. A these fires have been extinguished but temperatures remain High a the expert said. He said the temperature in the reactor stood at 572 degrees fahrenheit. However Rosen was not sure whether there was a meltdown of the uranium oxide fuel in the reactor Core. A could there be a meltdown As a matter of physics it is not completely excluded it can never be completely excluded a Rosen said. If there was a meltdown he said there was Little Chance the molten material would sink through the base of the Plant and contaminate the areas water and soil. Rosen said the explosion that first released radioactive material at unit no. 4 of the four reactor Complex came during a a planned maintenance shutdown at 1 23 . April 26, when the reactor was at a Power level of just 7 percent. He said there appeared to be no warning of an explosion. He said there was still no conclusive evidence on what actually caused the initial blast but one senior Western Diplomat has said an electrical Power blackout disrupting the Cooling system could have been the cause. Rosen called the in bombing procedure at the Plant a a reasonable approach to sealing off crippled reactor and said the Core would Cool naturally a was the years go a the situation appears to be stabilizing a Rosen said. A the radioactive releases from the damaged unit have been significantly Iaea director general Hans Blix said soviet authorities have agreed to provide his Agency with data on radiation Levels taken 37 Miles away from the reactor and from six Points along the Western Border. He said the soviet Union did not inform the Vienna based Agency of the Accident until two Days after the explosion after a radioactive swept across Scandinavia. Blix said the consequences of the Accident Are More serious than anything that has occurred in the history of nuclear Power. A until now i think we have been proud to say that we have experience with about 4,000 years of accumulated operations of nuclear Power plants without one single mortal Accident being caused by radiation a Blix said. A we cannot say that any Rosen said soviet authorities provided no systematic data on radiation Levels although the soviets said that maximum radiation Levels within the 19-mile area evacuated around the Plant had dropped from to to 15 Milli rems per hour to .15 per hour. The average american is exposed to too to 200 Milli rems per year. In Kiev the ukrainian capital 80 Miles South of chernobyl ukrainian prime minister Alexander Lyashkov told a news conference that the full seriousness of the Accident was concealed from the Kremlin pc two Days. A it was an evolving situation a he said. Special olympics special people

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