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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 5, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 6 Pacific stars and stripes quake May from Page 1 of overhanging marquees that col ninety percent of the Down town which is about six to eight Square was i dont see How be Able to restore it to its original one department store burned and still was soldering six hours after the initial leaving a Haze Over the downtown was sealed off by authorities and bulldozers spent the night Clearing the streets of bricks and theres no part of the City that mayor Keith scrivner said All of the residences Are half of them extensive its everybody going to lose a damage was estimated at Roy emergency services coordinator for Fresno said Early tuesday that at least 60 people were most of the injuries were cuts and broken though two people were reported badly the fortunate thing is we apparently have no Manning most of those injured were re leased from Coalinga District Hospi but others who had to spend the night were transferred to other area hospitals because the Coalinga Facil Ity had no it was a disaster and a said Fresno county supervisor de ran the disaster was that everything was the Miracle was there were no hundreds of aftershocks were re some measuring As much As on the Richter scale rocked the town every hour or so late monday and All Day sending Resi dents scurrying into the heeding the warnings of City a most of the residents of the farming and Oil Community spent the Chilly monday night sleep ing outdoors for fear the repeatedly pounding aftershocks might bring Down the Walls and roofs of their already damaged they cooked breakfast on television sets and other household items were spread out on front lawns throughout the residential houses were crumpled like card Board some split open exposing kitchens and living in one a Kitchen table stood neat and clean with a sugar Jar standing intact while everything around the room was a other Homes stood completely off their there was one report of a looting attempt and three people were Telephone service was restored at Dawn for emergency and the California National guard arrived with water and emergency Gener Oil Fields surrounding Coalinga suffered ruptured feeder but underground main lines were not Beverly damaged and Petroleum fires were doused Oil executives from Chevron and Occidental tuesdays search for bodies Cen tired on the most heavily damaged and there were fears that bodies might lie under the but Semple in a Small Community like someone missing would be no one has been reported he noted the temblor struck during the Day but after school was it might have been Twenty Law enforcement agencies the destruction in Coalinga from throughout Central California assisted in the hours after the discs but most officers were relieved during the the Fresno county sheriffs department and Coalinga police assumed the bulk of the responsibility the University of California seismographic station described it As a major quake and said the Richter magnitude was it was entered about five Miles Northeast of 20 Miles East of the treacherous san Andreas which caused the great san Francis co earthquake of mondays quake was the most destructive since a quake in 1971 struck in the san Fernando Valley near los Angeles and killed 64 a major California earthquake along the main with possible huge loss of life in coastal is predicted by seismologists within the next 50 the quake occurred in a Region known to be geologically but where no precise fault line was said Jerry Eaton of the geological were not really surprised by but we didst predict it said who sent a team of a dozen scientists and technicians to Plant motion detecting instruments in the area and to Survey for signs of displaced offset roads and fences and Bruce a seismologist at the University of California at said the last earthquake in the Coalinga area occurred 25 of last year and measured on the Richter he said the tremor packed times less Energy than the great 1906 earthquake that destroyed san fran he said it was but not that extensive pumping of Oil from the Region contributed to the fifteen years wed have said that is a silly but we have had enough experience since then associated with movement of fluids under the Earth that we cannot Rule it Eaton said such Man caused events As the filling of dams and pumping of groundwater have been related to but they were usually Small jeep from Page 1 and Taiwan and the recent cancel ing of sports and cultural exchanges Over the defection of chinese Tennis Star Huna with business diplomats signing the agreement will be am chairman Paul Tippett and Wuzhong general manager of the state owned peking automotive Corpora Tippett said am will buy a one third interest in the which employs workers and currently produces a technologically outdated but extremely rugged jeep Type am will initially produce an up graded version of the chinese vehicle and later a version of its own cd jeep using a new four Cylinder officials Jerry am vice president for Public said the Auto maker has an option to Purchase up to 49 percent of the joint venture company and plans to do so at a later not All the financial details of the agreement were but am officials said they will invest million half in technology and half in Cash to modernize the which will be run jointly by chinese and american production will initially be kept to about vehicles a year for Sale in but As that am Hopes to Export the taking advantage of chivas extremely Low labor costs to compete with which currently dominates the asian car Sloan said the average wage at the Plant was now 60 cents an that is about three times what the average chinese factory worker earns and it was not Clear if the plants employees would actually get that it is not uncommon for chinese enterprises providing labor for for Eigners to charge several times the wage that the worker actually re Covert from Page 1 a closed session of the House when the Bill clears the foreign affairs Cia director William Casey and assistant Secretary of state Thom As Enders met in a closed session with the committee before the the House sponsored by Boland and Clement zab would bar the Cia and other agencies from using funds for the purpose or which would have the effect of support directly or military or paramilitary operations in Nicaragua by any or Indi but it would provide million for Friendly Central american countries to use their own forces to Block the flow of arms destined for guerrilla groups trying to Over throw the established govern Boland noted the Bill also criticizes the activities of which president Reagan says is supplying the leftist rebel forces in Al there is no question that the nicaraguan government is in violation of International he Deputy White House press Secretary Larry Speakes said the administration was disappointed by the but the measure has Many More Legisla Tive hurdles to in the the White House has contended that such legislation unfairly ties the hands of the president in the conduct of foreign

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