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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 4 world Pacific stars and stripes february 1983 paper Retiree say los Angeles a a retired Green Beret lieutenant colonel says he led a Fourman raid into Laos last year in an unsuccessful search for servicemen who might have been left behind after the Vietnam the los Angeles times reported James to who retired from the army in told the newspaper he and his men fought a 30minute Battle against what he believes were communist laotian forces in the Southeast asian country on it was the highly decorated Vietnam Veteran told the newspaper before he returned to we could have been killed or he said of the raid codenamed actor William Shatner confirmed he gave one member of the group but said it was for the mans life Story As a possible movie he said the Man told him he was contemplating a pow Rescue at a defense department spokesman said officials knew the Mission was planned and advised the group the operation was the spokes Man could not confirm that the Mission took a similar which added that a new Rescue Mission was appeared in mondays editions of the English language Bangkok Post in the posts report was one of the three americans who accompanied Gritz was Charles a former special forces sergeant who now lives in said the Patterson said a fellow american who was on the Dominic Zap Pone of Van was captured by allies of a pro american laotian the times Patterson said he later heard Zappone had been ransomed for and some medical Gritz made no mention of any the newspaper but said Zappone stayed behind to Contact Friendly forces about the possibility of locating the newspaper the fourth american on the Mission was Gary Goldman of los Gritz during and after the Vietnam Hanoi returned 591 american but some others remain unaccounted officials say they believe most Are the Hanoi government says it has made every Effort to find and identify those not accounted rumours still abound that some servicemen Are still being held in Vietnam or neighbouring last week president Reagan told the National league of families of american prisoners and missing in Southeast Asia that the government has not forgotten i pledge to you that we will take decisive action on any live sighting reports that can be Reagan i am sure you understand that some of these approaches must be done Argentina to a 4 zeros off hyper inf lated Money Buenos Argentina a everyone is a millionaire but that All ends june that is when Law which was signed takes effect and eliminates four zeros from a cur Rency wracked by inflation and battered by devaluation pesos become one an Argentine worker earning the minimum wage takes Home a million pesos a but that is Only about enough for a pair of it is the second time in 14 years authorities have been forced to chop zeros off the currency to reduce the astronomical sums everyday items came to Cost in Argentina dizzying hype inflationary new Argentine a 1969 Law made 100 old pesos one new on june the new peso will become the new Argen Tine inflation was 210 percent last year giving Argentina the worlds highest inflation for the second straight the annual inflation rate has dipped to two digits Only once in seven january ended with the official Exchange rate at pesos to the with the Black Market quoting 30 percent the 500 peso the smallest unit of transaction is Worth less than one the 100peso Coin but is Worth so Little nobody bothers with irate soccer fans sometimes throw 100peso coins at and anti government demonstrators hurl them at 7 of the new pesos to the new Law will make one Dollar Worth about seven new Argentine pesos in since by the time Law takes effect the currency is expected to be Worth at least pesos the new Law says the new currency will simplify transactions by permitting the return to More adequate prices of goods and amounts of Economy minister Jorge Wehbe said the computers of the Central Bank and other financial institutions just handle any More his dilemma becomes apparent with the conversion of Argentina billion foreign debt into the figure surpasses two quadrillion israeli president reveals hell step Down in May Jerusalem a president Yitzhak Navon announced monday that he is stepping Down from office when his term is up in he said he had no immediate plans to Challenge Menachem begin for the Many members of the opposition labor fed up with chronic squabbling Between party Leader Shimon Peres and archrival Yitzhak had been hoping one of the most popular political figures in the would take com slight prospects but the prospects for Navon seeking the leadership of the party appeared slight for the after he said he wanted to write books and stay out of Many labor members of Parlia ment took Navonis announcement to mean he wanted to go through a Cooling off period before plunging in to the 61yearold Navon began his career As Secretary to the late Premier David be Gurion and later served As a labor party Parlia he became president five years after begins liked bloc won the 1977 breaking the tradition whereby the largely ceremonial office went to a member of the party in the Choice of Navon stemmed from begins insistence on putting a or Oriental in the Job and making Good on his Promise to Advance the status of the tradition ally underprivileged sephardi com As Navon developed the image of a Plain talking father his dovish views on the Arab israeli conflict and the rapport he established with the egyptian leadership through his flawless knowl Edge of arabic raised Hopes in some government circles that he would be israels next Viets take guerrilla Camp International red Cross doctors examine a wounded cambodian at a guerrilla Camp in Nong vietnamese forces seized the under a barrage of artillery and mortar leaving 80 cambodians wounded and sending of its inhabitants fleeing into one thai civilian was reported killed by vietnamese shells falling into thai troops were put on Alert at the Frontier opposite Nong 142 Miles East of fighting Between the vietnamese and cambodian resistance groups has increased in recent a hunted nazi spotted Austria a Josef the infamous world War ii death Angel of the Auschwitz concentration was spotted living in a mennonite Community in Northern Paraguay late last Accord ing to the office of nazi Hunter Simon the residents of the near the Border of Paraguay and believed Mengele was a refugee and did not realize the seriousness of the crimes for which he is a Secretary in Wiesenthal office who has his head quarters in accuses men Gele of being responsible for the death of children in the Auschwitz Camp in Korea reports firing Tokyo a South korean antiaircraft batteries monday night fired 300 shells at a North korean plane Over the coastal Waters of Ryo Gyon Peninsula in southwestern North the North korean Central news Agency said a Kuna report monitored in Tokyo said South korean batteries on Paek Ryong Island in the yellow 140 Miles West of fired at the plane at a spokesman for the United nations command said he could neither confirm nor deny the

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