Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 19 1983, Page 11

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 19, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday May 19, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes 11 Jay Cochrane drops his balancing pole and reaches for the Cable he was attempting to walk across the Mississippi River when its twisting forced him to give up. Below coast guardsmen reach for Cochrane As he slides Dow the Cable slowly lowered by the cranes supporting both ends. A High wire act has bad turn Over miss. R. New Orleans a daredevil Jay Cochra Nehad walked about Halfway across the Mississippi River on a 200-foot-High Cable connecting two cranes a half mile apart when the wire began rolling and forced him to wire made me completely lose control said Cochrane 42, of Toronto Canada. He saved himself from a fall into the water by dropping his 48-foot-Long balancing pole and wrapping a leg Over the lv2-Inch Cable sitting on i for 18 minutes in his Silver spangled jumpsuit until he was rescued by a coast guard vessel at mid River. Cochrane stepped off the Rescue boat shouting obscenities at reporters who tried to talk to him and shoving television cameraman Tom Hoha sprawling in the mud. Cochrane cooled off later. It was an inauspicious Kickoff for the 1984world s fair. Officials hired Cochrane for the wire walk As the feature event in a Brassy Celebration counting Down to the exposition s opening. Cochrane said the Cable was twisting Back an Forth so fast he had to turn sideways in his rubber Soled Ballet shoes to keep from being rolled knew if i had gone another 50 or 60 feet i would t be standing Here talking to you he said. Her father she could Only count from one to 10 in a fifth grader in Chattanooga Len won Hamilton county s zone v spelling Bee last monthly correctly spelling words including injustice Able and however she lost in the county finals when she was stumped by Anchila Florida inmate tries to escape in garbage new port Rickey Fla. A a 26-year-Oldprisoner thought his escape was in the bag when he stuffed himself into a huge plastic trash sack tied to his cell bars. James Hughes figured he would be hauled fro the Pasco county jail with the garbage to Freedom authorities said. It did t work out that 7 45 . Sgt. Don Gallahue called the morning Roll in cell pod a but came up one said he knew five of the nine prisoners by sight and matched them with the names on the called Roll for the other four. Each answered Here except Hughes said sheriff John called twice More. No response. On the third try Gallahue called Hughes an received a muffled Here from the area of a Large plastic trash bag hanging on the cell bars Short said. The Deputy found the inmate hunkered Down amid the refuse said Short. Hughes who is awaiting trial on four counts of burglary and one of Auto theft is jailed on $12,500 Bond. Now to end Florida Boycott Miami Beach Fla. A the National organization for women will end its six year Boycott of Florida and hold its 1984 convention in Miami Beach. The Boycott was enacted because Florida Legisla tors did not approve the equal rights amendment which failed last year to become part of the Constitution because not enough states ratified it. Miami Beach officials had supported the said the Boycott Cost the City nearly $20 million in convention cancellations. Miami attorney Patricia Ireland now s South East regional director and a National Board Mem Ber has said the plan to hold the convention Here was a thank you gesture for the City s support

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