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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 15, 1983, Tokyo, JapanTuesday february 15, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes m 3 Gramm takes gop seat in House Austin Texas up former Boll Weevil Democrat Phil Gramm saturday won re election this old House seat As a Republican the first gop representative eve from the traditionally democratic 6th congressional said he would be Back on the Job in Washington monday morning working on the budget to put the american people Back Gramm had 51.5 percent of the vote against 43 percent for demo crat Dan Kubiak a former state legislator. Nine other contestants for the sea Drew Only scattered votes. Gramm a staunch supporter of president Reagan s economic pro Grams was kicked off the powerful House budget committee by his fellow democrats when the new Congress convened in january. Democrats charged that among other things Gramm acted As a spy passing on their budget strategies to the White House a charge Gramm , who led the Boll wee Vil conservative democrats who gave Reagan the support he needed to get his budget and tax Cut through Congress in 1981, promptly resigned and announced his Candi Dacy As a Republican. Since then Gramm has campaigned hard portraying himself As a Martyr who made the party switch Only after he was ostracized by the democratic leadership for rightfully representing his constituents. Kubiak and John Henry Faulk comedian most recently noted for appearances on television s Sheehaw had been Given the Best Chance of either defeating grammar throwing the race into a Runoff. If i win without a Runoff consider it a Strong vote of Confidence Gramm said before the final results came in. Kubiak said we started this race with a Man who got 92 percent of the vote just three months ago. Anything we be done has brought something to what i consider a mockery of Gramm s nine opponents were the Campaign Trail Gramm heaped criticism on House speaker Thomas o Neill and House demo Gramm chats with president Reagan after his win. Up cratic Leader Jim Wright a fellow texan. Tip o Neill and Jim Wright wan you to stay at Home saturday feb. 12," his Campaign literature Gramm needs your Gramm s lopsided advantage i Campaign contributions allowed him to advertise heavily in two metropol Itan markets that reach most Resi dents in the meandering District. His opponents depended largely on per Sonal reports filed with the Federal elections commission showed Gramm raised nearly $700,000 through Jan. 21, More than triple the amount raised by the 10 other candidates combined. Kubia khad collected Only $34,000 and Faulk $28,000.Gramm, 40, was easily re elected to a third term As a Democrat i november. The former economics professor at Texas am succeeded Veteran Democrat Olin Teague who retired in 1978.election officials reported turnouts heavy in Montgomery and Brazo counties and steady in Harris Houston and Dallas county clerk Frank Boriskie in Bryan Gramm s Home town said turnout was heaviest in White Collar 6th District stretches from the suburbs South of Dallas and for Worth to a Point North of Houston. Traditionally democratic the District includes Many Rural areas although most of the population live sin metropolitan areas. In third suicide attempt compiled from wire services Washington John Hinckley acquitted by reason of insanity of trying to kill president Reagan in1981, attempted suicide sunday by swallowing Poison in his mental Hospital Ward. Wayne Pines a spokesman for Hospital said Hinckley was in serious condition at another Hospital and the prognosis is Laboratory technician were trying to determine what the Poison was. It was Hinckley s third suicide May 1981, he swallowed a Cache of tylenol tablets while undergoing psychiatric tests at the Butner correctional facility in North Caro nov. 15, 1981, he used a jacket As a makeshift noose in an unsuccessful Effort to hang himself in the fort Meade md., cell where he was awaiting trial in the Reagan assassination a report last August to the trial judge Barrington d. Parker psychiatrists at St. Elizabeths said Hinckley is at the present time an will in the reasonable future be dangerous to himself and described Hinckley As an unpredictably dangerous person who thinks daily about killing actress Jodie Foster last september Fri and Justice department sources said authorities intercepted a letter in which Hinckley sought Aid in obtaining a Gunto help him escape from St. sources said the letter was intercepted before it was mailed to a woman in the Midwest who Handwritten sympathetic letters to Hinckley following the trial. The letter mentioned a ,38-Caliberpistol and discussed a plan for the woman to kill Foster the sources said. During Hinckley s trial psychiatrists hired by the defense said Hinckley had a one sided love affair with Foster and had hoped the shooting of the president would Winter attention and bring the pair a magical Navy begins search for missing crewman Manila a the Crew of the aircraft Carrier America has launched a search for a Sailor missing for nine Days who May be hiding aboard ship the Navy said Navy announcement said it was first thought that to Faus Tino Sabedra Castillo was lost overboard in the Indian Ocean but searches conducted by the destroyer Mullinix and by plane from the America yielded no Trace of Navy said Castillo a native of Lipa City the Philippines began acting erratically feb. 5. He was to have been confined in the ship s sick Bay that Day Buthe suddenly ran off from his room to room Stern to Bow initial search by the ship s5,000-Man Crew failed to find the missing Sailor although at onetime a Man fitting Castillo s description was seen aboard the announcement Navy said Castillo s picture and description were broadcast Over the ship s closed circuit television and published in it newspaper. Broadcasts were made Over the ship s gerneral announcing system asking Castillo to come Forward

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