Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 15 1983, Page 1

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 15, 1983, Tokyo, Japan Bal s i 22 a g it it i Al 3 f a Pacific stars and stripes Joseph e Burlas of s 38th 134 250 times Vietnam veterans who Are trying to receive some kind of compensation for medi Cal problems they say were caused by agent Orange have won an important Victory in Federal a Federal District judge has ruled that the veterans suit against five of nine chemical companies that produced the herbicide should go to because the veterans administration has refused to Honor claims for compensation for ailments supposedly related to agent veterans have had Only one Avenue to pursue compensation through a suit aimed at the companies that manufactured the if judge George Pratt had ruled that the suit could not go to trial against at least some of the the veterans would have lost All Hope of receiving com an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authorized personnel within the Pacific command in it rant toxic suit win for vets sensation for agent Orang related Dence that agent Orange is linked to medical the veterans and the veterans ministration has denied claims on the Pratt said a trial against the five basis that there is not enough Evi agent Orange manufacturers is Mer May item because there is evidence that the Dow chemical along with four smaller might have withheld crucial information on the dangers of the the smaller manufacturers Are Thomp son Hayward uniroyal Diamond Shamrock and the Monsanto Pratt dismissed claims against four companies named in the suit Hercules Thompson River Dale and Hoffman Taff attorneys for the veterans said those companies were peripheral to their a relieved attorney Victor John Yannacone who is representing the their widows and children in the Foury Earold class action said of the decision that a trial be held if the judge had dismissed we would have been see Page 7 Flashback of world War ii some londoners must not have been Able to believe their eyes but there dogfight Over the the mock Battle Between the world War ii Vintage they a British spitfire and a German Messerschmidt engaged in a planes was a promotion for an air the spitfire a prices dip 3rd time in past four months Washington up wholesale prices dropped a percent in april the third month of decline this year despite sizable increases in the Price of food and raw mate the labor department reported the Price performance from Janu Ary through april amounts to a rate of deflation of percent when figured coincidentally the same rate As 1982s inflation if we continue the same rate of decrease the rest of the Well exactly cancel out last years rate of said a department economist who helped prepare the but the april producer Price Index contained several signs that the direction of prices is about to shift Back to see Page 7 million school for ten students new York up a new High school will open this fall on a Remote Alaska Island in the Bering Strait at a Cost of million for the 10 students to be the school is being built in compliance with an Alaska supreme court decision ordering the stale to provide fully equipped High schools for Allna Tive the students at the school on Little Diomede Island Are the new school will have a cafeteria and gymnasium and even a computer in a Community that Only recently relied on a single radiotelephone for communication with the outside see Page 7

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