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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - April 5, 1977, Oakland, California Solution Sought to Truck Traffic Gripes PIXOLE-City officials are twclem- pjaliog new owtrols aa Teoaefii Avenue truck traffic from a Hemites plant if the rigs can net be rerouted around the Tfee trucks from Valley Nitrogen Pro- ducers Hercules plant use Temssxi, one uf Piaate's mam streets. to travd be- tween the plant and Interstate 88. Pinole have complained of noise, safe- ty hazards aad other stemming the trucks Pinole officials uuuid like a uoa- Piaole route built in Hercules for tbe trucks aMwjgh. tbe firm does not own all the land thai would be required. The Pinole City Council last night pondered truck traffic controls on Ten- neffi such as restricting the hours the rigs couM use the street, tbe weight of the trucks aad tbe kiad of toads they could carry. The council srijedufcd a public hear- ing for April 18 and City Manager Donald Bradley is to discuss it with Valley Nitrogen officials before then. Meaawfaite. the council voted to bar a drive-in Fotomat business from being set up in the busy Appian 81 Shopping Center. It denied Fotomat's appeal of the Mote Contra Costa Covnty News, Pooe 11 pianolas commission's unanimous rejee- Uoa of the firm's bid. Major James Stu Guaid and Robert Smith were in the council majority, with Thomas Gozzaoo voting co aad one council seat vacant Fotomat representatives indicated they would be back later this spring with a proposal to establish a drive-in busi- s eisewhere in torn Meanwhile, the council authorized Fo- twoat to continue operating a walk-up busifltts in the Appiaa SSwjj- piag Ceater for 89 more days pending its next application for a drive-in estabhsh- City officiate felt a drive-in Fwouisi at the shopping cooler would eomplkate traffk flow in its southwest comer aad add car traffic across Us main pedestri- an path. "As a rule, drive-ins are discouraged in shopping centers, aad this becomes particularly important in the Appian 80 Shopping Center, which very compact and already very eocg- said a city planning staff report. Tbe siaff rejected Fotomat's conten- tion that the city approved a drive-up installation for tbe shopping center's Super Auto store similar to what Foto- mat proposed. A Super Auto customer drives into its service area aad leaves his vehicle there while it is being repaired, said Commu- nity Development Director Walter Bobo- tek. South, while voting to deny the ap- peal said the eily's geatra! attitude ha> been to "create as many roadblocks a> we possibly can to people who want to run businesses" in Pinole "or to anything ebe." TUESDAY APRIL 5, 1977 ER Published Since 1874 CONTRA COSTA EDITION Subscription Price per Month Newsstand Price 25e Path of Disaster AP Lnserpholo Crumpled autos and a ruined store mark the site of yesterday's plane crash in New Hope, Ga. 67 Die in Plane Crash NEW HOPE. Ga. (AP) Through lightning and hail the pilot of the crip- pled DC9. its windshield shattered and both its engines dead, spotted a winding country road and fought desperately to save 85 lives. He almost made it. But at least 67 persons on the plane and in its path died yesterday when Southern Airways Flight 242, bound for Atlanta from Huntsville, Ala., hit trees, cars and a grocery store before it explod- ed and burned in the woods of this small Very Candid Cameras CHICAGO bay hidden television cameras found at a massage parlor may have been used to blackmail patrons there. Officers accidentally found the camer- as hidden in ceilings of bedrooms at the Harem Leisure Spa last week during a raid in which four women and two men were arrested. "Television tapes, combined with all the information {he club has on patrons, would make u easy to blackmail pa- trons." vice squad Lt. .lames Kicly said yesterday. One officer happened to spot the nose of a camera in the ceiling of one of eight bedrooms and removed a ceiling panel to examine it, authorities said. Further investigation revealed cameras in ceil- ings of all eight bedrooms. Watergate Tape Study Finds a 'Skilled' Nixon By JOAN WHITE Tribune Berkeley Bureau Two University of California research- ers have come away from an extensive analysis of the tapes with a new regard for the political skills of former President Richard and his lop aides, according to a report made public yesterday. Charlotte Linde, a visitim: assistant professor in the linguistic department at Berkeley, and -Joseph S. Goguen. an associate professor of computer sciences at UCLA, spent eigSit months key passages in Uie transcripts. It is believed to be the first time a linguist and a computer scientist have combined their specialties into such a complex research endeavor. At first reading, the researchers said, (he transcripts look to be sloppy and the work of disorganized minds. But when the conversations were stripped of excess wordsge and diagrammed on a trie-like pattern, they found a "dazzlingly regular and complex "Nixon has been criticized for ram- bling, but at least hi his planning ses- sions he is very Prof. Linde said. Tne first transcripts they studied recorded a meeting between Mr. Xixon, H. R. Haldeman and John Dean on hept la, 1972, in which the latter reported on his activities and plans for containing the effects of the Watergate arrests. "Dean had really done his home- work." Prof, Linde said. "It wasn't a nramstormmg session fall of wild ideas: rather. Dean presented well thought out and developed options." The status of power is obvious, ac- cordins to the professor. Mr. Xixon and Mr. Haldeman are so close that they complete each other's sentences and joke hack and forth. Bnt the two were much more formal with and distant from Mr. Dean. "Mr. Dean never joked with them, Cautiaofd Back Page, CM. 4 Did You Know... that a bill that would appropriate for a multipurpose service cen- ter for displaced hememakers in Alame- da County was introduced in the state Senate yesterday? See The Day in Sacra- mento, Page 30. Georgia town about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta. A Southern spokesman said today the airline had confirmed 59 deaths among the passengers and 26 survivors. He said an area funeral home reported eight persons killed on the ground. Federal safety investigators began examining the wreckage early today. They said they hoped to determine the cause of the crash from tapes of the pilot's last conversation with the Atlanta control tower. They planned also to use a voice recorder which taped the last 30 minutes of cockpit conversation and a flight data recorder which were recov- ered intact from the debris. Authorities said the dead included both flight officers: Capt. William McKenzie, 54, of La Place. La., and First Officer Lyman Keele. 34. of College Park, Ga. Officials planned to release a com- plete list of the casualties after notifying relatives. The store owners. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Newman, survived, but flying debris killed their daughter and two grandchildren, who were outside the store, a spokesman for the Paulding County sheriffs office said. Some of the wreckage hit a woman standing in a nearby yard, killing her instantly, an eyewitness said. The plane had barely cleared an elementary school, where classes had been dismissed a half hour before the crash. Ceitined Back Page, Cel. 3 Beatles Say: 'Stop LOXDOX Beatles and their recording firm Apple Corp. sought a court injunction today to stop the release of a recording of their 1962 night dub act when they were unknowns work- ins: for a few pounds a night in West Germany. The two-record album is titled "The Beatles Live at the Hamburg Star Club 1962." Their snow ihere was taped by "King Size" Taylor, a fnend who had his own band at the time and Is now a butcher in Southport, near Liverpool, the Beatles' hometown. Taylor did nothing with the tape until 1973, when he got together with Paul Murphy of the Lingasong company and Allan Williams, the Beatles" first manag- er, to produce the album. New Carter Plans for Food Stamp Program WASHINGTON (API-President Cart- er today asked Congress to bold food stamp benefits aHheir current levels for must persons vvhu get them but to stop miking recipients pay fur part of the aid. He promises to veto any revamping uf the program that increases its current projected budget of between billion and billion per year. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland told the House Agriculture Committee. The two-year Carter proposal would: Disqualify about 600.000 of the 5.44 million families now receiving the nionllily boost in their grocery-buving All are among the 13 per cent of the caseload with incomes above the official poverty lines. Cut benefits to about 1.58 million families by more than Sa a month. Maintain the benefits for the re- maining 3.26 million families near cur- rent levels or increase them by slightly more than S5 a month. Bring into the program about SMl.- IJW) households which now do not have the cash to buy the stamps. They are mostly elderly, disabled or on welfare in states with low assistance levels. The current program's authorizing legislation expires Sept. 30. Bergland said the elimination of the rule that eligible families pay for the stamps also would combat fraud by taking out of circulation S3 billion in coupons that the poor have paid for. Many of the 15.000 private vendors who sell the stamps under contract with USDA would become obsolete as well, lie Continued Rack Page. Cat. 3 Cremation an Alternative By LOUISE COOK "Death is inevitable high-cost death arrangements are not." That statement comes from a hand- book on death and funerals prepared by the Seattle office of the Federal Trade Commission. It reflects the of a growing number of Americans who are looking for low-cost alternatives to the traditional funeral and burial. In a new book. "The Way We Die." author David Dempsey writes: "Society has always employed some kind of cere- mony that does more than simply dis- pose of the body; a custom so universal can hardly be without meaning. Yet it is a custom that is gradually declining as more and more people turn to substitute rituals." These substitute rituals include cre- mation and simple, inexpensive funerals arranged well before death. The donation of all or part of the body to medical research also is an alternative to the standard funeral. Because funerals are so traditional, there can be confusion over the substi- tutes. Here is a look a look at some of the details: CREMATION The Continental Asswiatinn of Funer- al and Memorial Societies, which is dedicated to providing low-cost death thec Americans spend S4 billion a year on funerals and burial arrangements, and many wonder if they are getting their money's worth. This two-part series is presented for its information on the high cost of dying, and for its suggestions on cutting costs. Yesterday's article explained where the money goes, and today's concluding installment offers money-saving alternatives. arrangements to its members, estimates that 5 to 6 per cent of all bodies in the United States are cremated every year. (California law permits the scattering of cremated ashes at sea or over private property, with permission of the proper- ly owner. This includes state and nation- al forests, with permission of the forest- er in charge- CState law does prohibit cremato- riums from requiring that a casket be A Community Secedes XAXTUCKET. Mass. plain-speaking residents of Xantucket have made clear in a particularly plain- spoken 4-1 referendum they mean their threat to secede from Massachusetts. "What started as a lark is something Cntimd Back Page. Ctl 1 used in the cremation, according to David Buck, executive secretary of the state Funeral Directors and Embalmers Board. (Otherwise. California allows ceme- teries and mortuaries to enact their own rules of operation, Buck said.) Cremation is the reduction of the human remains to ashes. In some places, religious groups or private citizens may obtain the necessary death certificate and permits for transportation and cre- mation, enabling the family to deal directly with a crematorium. In other places, a funeral director is required. Note: most religious groups now per- mit cremation, according to the memori- al society association. Exceptions include Ctitimed Page 8. Ctl. 1 inside sports Blue Quits A's Camp Page 31 VIEWPOINTS Democrats Vs. Labor Page IS international fighting In Lebanon Page? 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