Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 1 1983, Page 4

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 1, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 4 National Pacific stars and stripes february 1983 storm damage May exceed los Angeles up califor Nia enjoyed a respite sunday from a series of Pacific storms that have taken a devastating toll in ruined Homes and lost lives but another storm was expected to hit monday night or the total damage from four storms that hammered the coast and Inland valleys May exceed state officials at least 11 people have died As a direct result of the raging Rivers and three undermined by record High surf and Slid into the Ocean at Malibu on at the same a dozen Homes in Stinson Beach in Marin county North of san Francisco were pounded into kindling by heavy the state office of emergency services reported Homes and 539 businesses damaged or destroyed in the state last week by the relentless Chain of winds and about residents have been evacuated from their Homes in the Many of them taking shelter in 18 red Cross counties have been named disaster areas by the governor and two others have asked for that status As the first step in receiving Federal actors Rod Steiger and Lee majors were among the movie personalities slinging sandbags sat urday As the tidal Waves pounded into the the Star of televisions fall said about 15 stuntmen from his show helped build a plywood Barrier and sandbag his i was majors Ive lived out Here through three fires and its always Worth Burgess Bruce Dern and Dyan Cannon were not so their Homes were heavily a House slips into the Ocean near after Heing battered by High up heavy surf in the los Angeles Harbor area uncovered military ammunition on Cabrillo Beach that has been buried since world War police the Paradise Cove fishing pier near Malibu was destroyed by and Santa Monica famed pier was heavily in san Diego Waves Tore away much of the Crystal one of the Malibu Homes that collapsed into the surf saturday was built by the Pioneer Rindge family in 1929 and used As the setting of the 1945 movie Mildred a nearby Malibu Barry had defense contractors junkets probed in leaving never to he its just too much trouble living while Waves earlier ate away at the Santa Monica Kathryn Voight watched her fathers tackle shop being its like watching your life sink into the she a a Federal grand jury in West Palm Beach is reportedly investigating allegations that the giant defense contractor Pratt and Whitney billed the government for More than a million dollars in questionable entertainment and travel Pratt and Whitney acknowledged the inquiry and said the reported allegations Are totally expenses under investigation by the Justice department include a european trips for relatives of Pratt and Whitney a trip to Pago Pago and a con Gressional junket to South unidentified sources told the Miami the lbs evening news reported that the alleged expenses including the trips and visits to Massage Parlours in Denmark were tacked onto the Price of Jet fighter engines made for the government at a Cost of million documents on business expenses involving More than a dozen Pratt and Whitney executives have been gathered by Federal Bureau of investigation agents and subpoenaed by the grand the Herald lbs reported that the grand jury is focusing allegations that Pratt and Whitney executives misused government and that some Pentagon officials knew of the improprieties As Early As but did nothing to Stop Pratt and Whitney aircraft the largest division of United employs More than people at its West Palm Beach county where Jet engines for f15 and f16 fighters Are developed and lbs quoted sources As saying parties were thrown at some of Florida most lavish including the Palm Beach country the Jupiter Hilton and the Breakers All at taxpayers stateside getting publicity the hard Way up the ringleader of an antiabortion group called the army of god has been found guilty of trying to close an abortion clinic by abducting its owner and his Don Benny Anderson was convicted by a jury of seven men and five women that deliberated about three defense attorney Wayne who spent Only 10 minutes on his presenta did not dispute evidence Anderson and two cohorts abducted Hector Zevallos and his wife of was convicted on two counts attempting to obstruct interstate Commerce and conspiring to do those charges were brought against Anderson because the Zevall oses were not taken across state therefore Federal kidnapping charges could not be each count could bring a maximum of 20 years in prison and a drops Viet War Era fraud suit Washington a the government has dismissed a 14yearold civil fraud suit involving rocket launchers used in the Vietnam War after getting a million Justice department attorneys Alexander younger and Timothy Knoelke have said that the government dismissed its civil suit in District court against Andrew Stone and Francis both of the suit involved 15 contracts issued from 1963 through 1969 to Chr Mcraft later known As also of and under the the firm was the sole manufacturer supplying about million Worth of Airt air and Airt ground rocket launchers of the Type used on helicopter gunships in the government alleged that the men developed a scheme to inflate the charges on the electrical firing mechanism and to Deposit the Money in Swiss Bank accounts they the government also alleged the defendants demanded and received kickbacks from Western folded fiber manufacturer of the nose Cones for the rocket no claims were filed against that the government said it was overcharged million on the 15 contracts and was entitled under the Law to recovery double that younger and Knoelke said the government now has received the amount it believed it was entitled Stone was president and owner of a 40 percent interest in Rosenbaum was special counsel and a Board member of the the firm was later sold and is now known As Harvard with which neither Stone nor Rosenbaum have been Rosenbaum and Stone served slightly More than four years in Federal prison after pleading guilty in 1970 to criminal charges of conspiracy to defraud the government and of making false statements to the government in a Case which involved 6 of the 15 younger and Knoelke Rosenbaum declined to comment on the out court

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