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Joplin Globe (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Joplin, Missouri Monday vol. Xxxvii no us copyright the to pm Globe a 131 of Rrt a Lebe Joplin Missouri november 29, 1982 eighteen pages of ill 7\ sun4ty met a a a fumes Block recovery of bodies. My test silo fire investigated Tullahoma Tenn. A fuel fumes blocked rescuers from entering a 250-foot-deep my missile test silo sunday to recover 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. Air Force sgt. John Blackburn said a a Large blazes erupted in the vertical silo which is about 100 feet wide at Arnold engineering development Center Blackburn said a spark or overheating during the removal 5�?~ v a f m i a. A a a it y4�, \ a a a a twit a a a a a 1" a a a % ground level View of test facility. Where four workers died in saturday fire As Lom photo 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. Kennth r. Johnson co Unander 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. A see fire 2a artist s drawing shows silo. Where my engines Are tested As Lom photo a a a a a.v�?o1 m yet it a a r a a a age a it a. Reagan studies tax Cut plans tsp a Santa Barbara Calif. Apr president Reagan winding up a six Day vacation neared a final decision on whether to propose a Speed up in income tax cuts and made final preparations sunday for his trip to latin America. Heavy fog blanketed Reagan s Mountaintop ranch on his last full Day Here and the president scrapped plans to go horseback Riding. Instead he performed ranch chores. Reagan who arrived Here tuesday for a thanksgiving Holiday returns to Washington on monday. He will Stop in los Angeles for about an hour to address a convention of the National league of cities. Reagan is expected to urge City officials to support his proposal for a 5-cent-per-gallon gasoline tax increase to finance a Highway repair and jobs program. Some City leaders were hoping Reagan would endorse a full scale jobs program but there was virtually no Chance of that. After arriving Back in Washington monday night Reagan will set out again tuesday on a five Day trip to Brazil Colombia Honduras and Costa Rica. During his vacation the president has been Reading briefing books about the trip and working on drafts of speeches he will deliver aides said. Reagan also is considering a plan to accelerate next july a 10 percent income tax Cut by six months so it would take effect in january. White House officials said privately last week that Reagan was leaning toward speeding up the tax Cut in Hopes of stimulating the nations faltering Economy. The president is expected to announce his decision before he leaves for latin America so Congress could debate the Issue during the lame Duck session that opens charged in incident involving Chase Accident charges of leaving the scene of an Accident were filed sunday against a Joplin Man in connection with a police Chase that resulted in a Missouri Highway patrol trooper being shot in the leg. Ixia is Wesley Crandell 32, 9jh> n. Porter ave., was being held in in the Jasper county jail in Carthage sunday night in lieu of $10,000 Bond on a charge of leaving the scene of an Accident according to sheriffs deputies. Crandell was wanted by Jasper county authorities on an outstanding warrant charging him with receiving stolen property. Bond on that charge was set at $2,000. Trooper Richard Renner 41. Accidentally shot in the leg by a Joplin policeman during a struggle following the Chase saturday after Hospit Atas reported in factory condition sunday at Freeman according to investigating officers Crandell was the Driver of a pickup truck originally believed to have been stolen that ran a Roadblock in Webb City about 4 . By ramming a police car. When the pickup tried to barrel through a second Roadblock on Fountain Road Northwest of Joplin a Short time later Renner shot its front tires out deputies said. A struggle broke out Between officers and the four people in the pickup and Renner was wounded when the service revolver of patrolman loaned Nichols of the Joplin police department accidentally fired. Investigating officers said they determined later that although the pickup belonged to one of the passengers Crandell fled from police apparently because of the outstanding warrant for his arrest on the receiving stolen property charge. The other three people in the truck a Man and two women were released. Webb City police officers had taken up Pursuit of the pickup truck because it was believed to be carrying suspects who were wanted for questioning in connection with a shoplifting incident at Wal Mart 15th Street and Range line. France India Ink nuclear fuel pact vip tourists a Lom photo French president Fracois Matterand Center and his wife emerge from the Taj mahal at Agra India sunday. The French Leader in the second Day of a scheduled four Day visit to India was Given a guided tour of the world famous landmark and other Scenic areas in the Vicinity. New Delhi India a with a Deal to Supply nuclear fuel to India already signed French president Francois Mitterrand spent sunday sightseeing before resuming political and economic talks. Mitterrand a four Day state visit had an auspicious Start sat urday when France and India signed a uranium fuel agreement just hours before the French leaders arrival. That cleared the path for France to replace the United states As indians nuclear fuel supplier. United news of India quoted High government sources As saying Mitterrand had per nonnally intervened to Complete French concessions that included dropping inspection conditions. The United states had a contract signed in 1963 to Supply the Tara Pur atomic Poi Plant for 30 years. But in 1978, the . Anti a life Fatiori act banned delivery . Nuclear material or text ology to countries refusing allow International inspection their entire atomic Power p Grams. Dying Man fights to save company Philadelphia apr James Sullivan is dying of a lung disease that he attributes to Asbestos. But he still goes to work three Days a week in Hopes of ensuring that his company a hit by scores of Asbestos related lawsuits a will outlive him. A i guess in a the Type of Guy who just feels there a a Battle Here and As Long As i can do it in a going to stay right Here a he said. Sullivan 53, is chairman and part owner of Pacor inc., which formerly bought Asbestos insulation from manufacturers and custom fitted and resold it. The company stopped Selling Asbestos products a decade ago. Pacor has annual sales of $20 million and now makes its insulation from other materials such As fibreglass. But Sullivan feels the company is in danger. Unlike him he said Pacor could recover with a fight. Sullivan left school in the 7th Grade began working with Asbestos at age 18, Rose through the ranks of the contracting business and became chairman of the company which employs 175 people. He was Given eight months to live in 1981 when he was diagnosed As having mesothelium a a lung disease that can be triggered by Asbestos. It nearly always kills. But a year and a half later Sullivan still leaves his Home in Pennsauken n.j., where he and his wife raised three children and goes to the office a though Only three Days a week. And he travels around the country to coordinate Pacora a most pressing business concern defense against Asbestos lawsuits. The suits Are filed by workers in shipyards refineries and factories. Typically the workers wore no masks or protective clothing and breathed Asbestos fibres As they Cut insulation for pipes or ceilings. Years later they found that Asbestos was linked to lung diseases. Sullivan attributes his disease to a the fact that i breathed Sullivan said 85 percent of the suits have been filed by shipyard workers who usually worked on Navy vessels. James Sullivan Only the dogs and horse were sober los Angeles apr authorities responding to a report of a huge horse on the Loose found a Clydesdale clipping Down the Street in the Middle of the night with three Young women aboard urging it to a Giddy a a behind the horse were two dalmatians and three Young men. Only the horse and the dogs appeared sober. A dog Catcher who arrived on the scene Early saturday in the Chatsworth Section of town a found three Young ladies Riding the Clydesdale and three male companions chasing or trying to get the horse to run a said Gordon Zeller of the West Valley animal shelter. A they appeared to be intoxicated a Zeller said. The dogs and the 3,000-Pound Brown gelding part of a Budweiser Beer exhibit at a store three Miles away were rounded up in Good condition about 6 30 . And retrieved from the shelter by Anheuser Busch inc., Zeller inside i other features they said it. A a editorials. .4a people. .5a comics advice. .6a deaths. .4b sports. �?�7a-10a today a to fare. .3b movies restaurants. .3b classifieds. 6b-8b survivor a 61-year-old Frenchman on sunday quietly celebrated the 14th anniversary of the operation that has made him the world s longest survivor of a heart transplant. Page 2a Davis cup John Mcenroe wins his 26th Davis cup singles match As the . Retains a he trophy with a 4-1 Victory Over France. Page 8a crafts show Booths for 78 exhibitors attracted crowds to the Angeline Lions fifth annual crafts show and Sale this weekend at the Jack Lawton Webb convention Center. Poge in

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