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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 12, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 08 Al 22 a 3d it m Pacific stars and in m 38th 42 2 of Tia Joseph e Burlas 175 an authorized unofficial pub Caton for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and auth owned personnel within the Pacific command february 1983 he striking truckers in Massachusetts staged a Convoy protest just before a proposed end to the truckers strike is called off United press International Independent truckers association Leader Mike Parkhurst thursday called off an 11day nation wide saying he had been assured of a congressional review of new hikes in fuel and Highway use we Are officially asking Independent truckers and Small Leet owners who have joined the shutdown to get Back to work As soon As Parkhurst he said his group had been Able to for the entire More than we have Ever been Able to in the in not satisfied with Many aspects of the Parkhurst but the Overall picture of the shutdown will not be Complete until the final results of the necessary action by the rumours of an end to the strike had been circulating for the past two As More and More truck Drivers returned to the violence dropped Kentucky officials called off National guard air patrols Over the states highways and officials in the Ohio Pennsylvania combat zone reported Only a few shootings and More than 650 shootings and almost other acts of vandalism have been with one Driver killed since the strike began at least 97 people were the violence was a hideous outcropping which had a definite tendency to divert attention away from the problems of the Independent Parkhurst and i dont know of any trucker in the nation who int disgusted with the violence and acts of Parkhurst praised congressmen who signed a see Page 6 claims said rising for jobless help Washington up the la Bor department reported thursday the largest increase since mid november in new claims for state unemployment amid signs the number of Lon term unemployed people is Reagan Hopes to lower the minimum wage for see Page business and labor economists viewed the report As an indication the nations unemployment problems May not have despite the drop in the january jobless rate from to a House appropriations sub committee approved legislation wednesday that would help states make unemployment payments by adding billion to the billion Trust fund that lends Money to states for that initial claims for jobless considered by economists an indicator of Job Market soared by to in the week ended the department it was the largest increase since an increase of for the week ended the report also showed that total recipients of regular state jobless benefits decreased by to million in the week ended 22 the lowest number in 10 but there were indications that Many workers have exhausted regular see Page 6 israeli Cabinet adopts request to fire Sharon Jerusalem up israels Cabinet thursday adopted the recommendations of the commis Sion that investigated the Beirut massacre in fired defense minister Ariel a senior official the 161 vote followed a grenade explosion in a crowd of peace now demonstrators outside the Cabinet killing one per son and injuring nine others who were calling for Sharon there were reports of death threats made against the head of the commission that investigated for four months israeli actions in the Sharon cast the sole vote against his dismissal in the 17member a senior offi Cial close to prime minister Menachem begin one Way or another he is the official said of who adamantly rejected Calls for the last three Days that he resign or be fired As a judicial inquiry into the massacre of palestinians in Beirut it said he bore personal responsibility for the killings because he ordered Israel backed Christian militiamen into Sabra and shatilla Camps last he is still defense the official in he is begins spokesman Uri Porath said the Legal questions sur rounding Sharon removal will be ironed out in the next couple of Days one Way or see Page 6

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