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New Castle News (Newspaper) - April 5, 1986, New Castle, Pennsylvania I the e i pastors see crusade local couple wishes new bucs help fans inside stories As a great Benefit upon their own Star forget 85 drug trial a see Page 6 a see Page 8 a see Page 11 new Castle news one Hundred and sixth year no. 175 new Castle a saturday april 5, 1986 -18 pages $1.40 per week by Carrier a single copy 25cblaze Levels . Industrial building it May take Days to find How Many were buried san Francisco up a a spectacular Blaze at a Block Square Industrial building set off by an explosion that hurled a huge Section of roof 100 feet into the air injured 19 people and left dozens of people unaccounted for today. The fire which demolished the three Story building and sent a column of smoke boiling 1,000 feet into the sky Over san Francisco Bay was battled by 150 firemen for More than four hours yesterday. Seventeen people were taken to san Francisco general Hospital. A Hospital spokesman said 12 were admitted three of them in critical condition. Four were treated and released and a fifth was under observation. Two other victims were taken to another Hospital for treatment of minor Burns. All ambulances in san Francisco were initially ordered to the fire. There were no known fatalities in the Blaze in the sprawling building a one time Cannery that housed numerous artists studios and Small workshops in the Bayview Industrial Park not far from candlestick Park. However a police officer at the scene said a the people we were pulling out said there were still More people inside. We got a few out but there is no Way some people Are going to make it. This is a bad investigators would not be Able to probe the buildings wreckage until sometime today officials said. The cause of the explosion was not known although a doctor who treated some of the victims said some had indicated a there was welding going on in the area of the explosion. Managers of the Complex believe about 100 people worked in the building on any Given weekday while building tenants placed the figure at 40 to 70 a but nobody knows for sure a he said. Fire investigator Joe Kennedy said about 30 of the buildings occupants had been accounted for. A a it a going to take Days to resolve How Many people were in the building at the time of the fire and How Many people got out a Kennedy said. The explosion erupted at 3 30 . Post and the building was engulfed in flames in 15 minutes triggering a five alarm Blaze that was the biggest in san Francisco in three years. The Federal aviation administration warned aircraft approaching nearby san Francisco International Airport to stay away from the Black Cloud emitted by the fire until it dissipated. The wind whipped fire quickly spread to a second building in the Light Industrial Park and a three Block area was . Threatened to sic the marines on him by United press International Ferdinand Marcos told an american television network the United states threatened to a sic the marines on him if he refused to abandon the philippine presidency. Marcos told abcs a night line late yesterday that he tried to Call president Reagan at the height of his problems but a for some reason i get during the interview at Marcos a Plush Home in Honolulu the deposed president produced a . Embassy message which he said warned him the . Marines would be used to prevent any bloodshed. A i would not have believed that the american government would sic the marines on us and i told some officer whom i called for a conference that it probably was nothing but a threat. During an interview with a Manila radio station today Marcos accused the new philippine government of mounting a a hate campaigns against him. He said today he has become a a irrelevant in the Philippines and has no intention of starting a civil War. During his radio interview the deposed ruler appealed to president Corazon Aquino to turn her full attention to what he called a growing communist insurgency. A i am prepared to help our people even our enemies but she should not allow the Philippines to be grabbed by communists a Marcos told a morning talk show. Marcos 68, was ousted from his 20-year-Rule in the Philippines feb. 25 in a civilian backed military revolt that installed Aquino As president. Marcos said that when he was offered Asylum in the United states he never expected to a go through the indignity for instance of having our documents Marcos dismissed As a a a lies and a Black propaganda charges he plundered the nations wealth. He said the assets he owns come from returns on real estate investments made with Money he earned from a lucrative Law practice before he became president. A whatever sin i have committed to the people it does not include deception and robbery a Marcos said. Marcos said allegations that he looted the philippine Treasury and was fostering opposition to the new government were part of a a hate campaigns by the Aquino leadership. A i am irrelevant a he said. A i am not thinking of Power but the welfare of our Republic and our people. I have no intention of starting a civil War. I have no intention of intervening in Marcos said his wife Imelda was sobbing beside him As he spoke on the Telephone at his Honolulu Home. Speaking briefly after the Marcos interview Imelda her voice breaking said the Aquino government a stripped us of our a it is not easy to speak Here. We Are More than prisoners Here. We Are surrounded by the press a she said. Mrs. Marcos said if needed she and her husband would return to the Philippines. A if our presence would Only bring problems we will not do in the Abc to interview Marcos said when he abandoned the presidency he thought he would be taken taken to Clark air base and then to his Home province. He said he carried a .357 magnum and a Small Caliper revolver for Protection. A . General a woke us up and said the order is for you to go to Guam. I said but what about my Home province that a where we re supposed to was no Way of arguing our Way out of the situation. He said my orders Are to take you to Guam and they disarmed us at that . Soldier killed in nightclub blast Berlin up a a bomb blast ripped through a crowded nightclub frequented by american soldiers Early today killing an american Soldier and a German woman and wounding 118 others authorities said. At least 44 americans were wounded by the bomb which weighed from 7 to 11 pounds and was believed planted at the end of a Long bar in the la Belle disco in the american sectors Riedenau District. The blast Tore away the front of the ground floor disco and destroyed the inside. The six Story building which housed Many business offices was evacuated for fear it would collapse. Two groups in Telephone Calls to news organizations claimed responsibility for the 1 49 . Bombing. One was the Holger Meins commando organization named for a member of the Baader Meinhoff terrorist band who died in a hunger strike in a West German prison nov. 9,1974. A caller who said he belonged to the the group also claimed responsibility for assassinating swedish prime minister Olof palme. The second Call came from an organization named the anti american Arab liberation front West German television reported. The . Military Headquarters in Berlin said the Man killed in the attack had not been positively identified but was believed he was american. Twenty five of the 44 americans known to be injured were evacuated to the . Military Hospital in land Stuhl West Germany for treatment. Four were in the . Army Hospital in Berlin and 15 were released after treatment. The army said exact figures were not available because some americans could have been taken to civilian hospitals. Emergency squads and . Military police with dogs aided in a seven hour search of the wreckage and authorities said All the injured had been found. The police Security squad which has jurisdiction Over terrorist crimes took charge of the investigation. In a statement issued in Bonn West German Interior minister Friedrich Zimmermann compared the attack to similar ones made against americans elsewhere in the world. He promised West Germany would do everything possible to fight terrorism and prevent such attacks. Paul Laufs the Bonn Security spokesman for the ruling Christian democrats said if Arab terrorists were involved there should be an immediate Check of All nationals living in West Germany who come from countries that could be behind the bombing. League against facility for hazardous wastes the league of women voters of the new Castle area has released a statement expressing its opposition to Soli Tek of Pennsylvania a proposed hazardous waste facility in North Beaver and Mahoning townships. The statement says a league president Elinor Butler said that the organization based its position on siting criteria established 10 years ago by the league of women voters of the United states after a two year study of waste management practices. A specifically the league objects to the terrain of the proposed site which slopes steeply toward a a fragile land area a a criterion which includes shorelines of Rivers. The Mahoning River which could become contaminated flows into the Beaver River which is a source of drinking water for communities downstream. A secondary land use demands Are also a Factor according to league criteria. Mrs. Butler pointed out that the roads in the area of the proposed site Are inadequate and because the primary Road a. 551, is narrow and winding As it passes through the Community of Edinburg the prospects of improving it Are unlikely. A the league studied the Soli Tek proposal toured the site and sponsored a Public meeting on the matter before deciding to oppose the on March 14 Soli Tek submitted a Multi volume application for an operating permit to the Meadville office of the state department of environmental resources. Policeman holds tatters of a pair of jeans found in discotheque up photo genetically engineered virus stirs controversy Washington up the agriculture departments quiet approval of the worlds first License to Market a genetically engineered virus has unleashed another controversy Over government policing of the new technology. Critics said yesterday they would try to get the License awarded to an Omaha neb. Firm revoked. Animal and Plant health inspection service officials said they had approved the virus As a vaccine against a potentially fatal livestock illness called pseudo rabies and responded to criticism by maintaining the approval process was proper. Approval of the License triggered a debate within the agriculture department where research officials who asked not to be identified charged that the decision should have been subject to More scrutiny. One department official also criticized the inspection service for deciding not to share the information with researchers who Learned about it a on the a we feel the process and procedures were fully adequate a said David Espeseth senior staff veterinarian for the service. A we feel there a a Little bit of an Espeseth said creating the vaccine involved the simplest kind of genetic engineering which did not raise the More Complex questions that might arise in other cases. This particular vaccine he said was produced by deleting a single Gene. A we done to feel it is a new virus per be but possibly new technology was used to develop it a he said. Jeremy Rifkin of the foundation on economic trends formally petitioned the department to revoke the vaccine License and promised that if no action is taken in 10 Days his group would take Legal action. Rifkin also called for a congressional investigation and the House science and technology investigations subcommittee said it would announce monday if hearings will be held. News digest news Hulej Weathe a churches.6-7 classified.15-16-17 comics.18 county report.14 editorial.4 entertainment.14 female focus.8-9 Public notice.15 sports.11-12-13 death ecord april 5, 1986 Francis Smith 77, Slippery Rock re 3 Leyna m. Sikora 1 Day 106 w. Garfield ave. Patsy j. Cioffi 65, 804 court St. Mrs. Jean e. Jorden 71, Dover a. Vito Yeropoli 95, Boardman William f. Troxell 83, Gaithersburg my. Western Pennsylvania up a mostly Cloudy tonight and sunday with occasional showers and thunderstorms. Low tonight near 50. South winds at 5 to 15 Mph tonight. High sunday around 60. Chance of rain is 80 percent tonight and sunday. Extended forecast Breezy with a Chance of showers monday. High 55 to 65. Low 40 to 45. Partly Cloudy tuesday and wednesday with near seasonable temperatures. Highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Lottery Pennsylvania daily number.442 lotto. 05-21-23-36-39-40 alternate.15 Ohio daily number.314 pick-4.4909 a five alarm fire burned out of control in san Francisco yesterday turning Many buildings and autos into charred remains up photo /

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