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Radford Times Journal (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Radford, VirginiaInside this morning bad talk the cd radio craze has produced some unanticipated problems ranging from women talking filthy to soliciting advertising Over the airwaves. Both Are illegal. . Schroder has the Story Page 19. Death sentence area lawyers and judges generally Agre that capital punishment is a necessary deterrent in the Legal Arsenal. Most feel potential murderers will think twice when they know their own lives Are at stake. Karen Cox reports. Page 13. Inside i m not a two headed monster says Renee Richards. See Page 6 for details. A new River Valley newspaper serving the Valley area weather partly Cloudy today with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Fair tonight with lows in the 60s. Chance of rain is 10 per cent today. Vol. 73-no. 198 Pulaski Radford Virginia August 22, 1976 15 cents daily 25 cents sunday fire cripples ship Tox i fume sea red Destrehan. La. Up Contact with fire erupted below decks aboard a 700-foot freighter in the Mississippi River saturday and spread through much of the ship. A potentially poisonous chemical cargo prevented firemen from fighting the flames with water. The vessel is reported to be carrying the chemical Fer Rosi Licone said coast guard spokesman Ken freeze. This chemical is reported to produce toxic fumes when it comes in most of the crewmen abandoned the ship which showed Black smoke and flames above decks and were rescued by ferry boats and other vessels in the Vicinity. A Small squad of officers and crewmen remained aboard to fight the Blaze but no one knew immediately what technique to use because of the ferr silicone. Authorities said two crewmen were missing but no other injuries were reported. Freeze identified the ship As Don t pump any water onto the freighter Green Island. He said it was anchored toward the Eastern Bank of the River near Destrehan some 25 Miles upriver from new Orleans. The coast guard Rescue coordination Center in new Orleans has been in Contact with the National response Center in Washington and they re trying to come up with an effective method to fight this fire freeze said. As of right now they say it " local authorities working from ferry boats at the scene said the fire May have been set off by an explosion in the ship s engine room. They called in experts from a nearby Shell Oil co. Refinery to help decide the Type of chemical to smother the fire. Freeze said if the chemical contained a High concentration of silicone it could also produce toxic fumes when Barnech on the Job cabbies Aren t in it for Money by David Riddle staff writer they say that driving a cab is alot like gambling you never know who you re going to pick up next. The cabbies at the deluxe cab company in Radford agree. They be had Good experiences they be had bad experiences they be even had a terrible experience. But they All enjoy driving and they enjoy being a cabbie. Sometimes it s Boring but not All the time Brightwell and Robinson being a cabbie is like gambling. Sometimes it really get s exciting says Veteran Driver Stanley Buck Sutphin. Fellow Drivers Bob Robinson and Herb Brightwell agree that meeting and working with the Public is the Best part of being a cabbie. Among the three of them the Drivers have logged Well Oyer 90 years of driving experience. And the stories they can Tell. I remember one time Sutphin sifts through his memories the conductor threw this Guy off the train for being drunk and he said he was broke too. Well we sobered him up and gave him a hot meal and darn if after dinner he did t take off this Cork leg and there were just bundles of Money there Are several requirements for being a Good cabbie. Not unlike the bigger cities you have to be a Good Driver be courteous and use a bit of psychology in dealing with customers which Means knowing when to be a Good talker and when to be a Good listener. To hear Robinson Tell it i guess i be heard about every kind of sob Story there is but we be got one boy Here who tells them his riders All his troubles. They must think they have no troubles at All when they get out of his other things you have to watch out for Are people. Getting out of a cab most people walk behind the cab so you can t Back up right away but wait until they re Well away from the car. Watch people getting into a car to figure out if they can pay for the trip where they want to go. Listen to the Way people close a door to make sure it s closed. Still another trick of the Trade is to double up on rides carry several customers on one trip so you la be free to get the next Call much easier. Since Drivers get a commission see cab Page 2 Martian War atmosphere tension mounts Seoul South Korea up North Korea accused the United states saturday of committing a Large scale military provocation by sending a heavily armed Force into the Panmunjom truce Village to Cut Down the tree where two . Army officers were killed earlier this week. The accusation carried by the official North korean Central news Agency came As the 7th Fleet aircraft Carrier Midway accompanied by a missile Cruiser and four frigates was reported steaming from Japan toward korean Waters. Two squadrons of . Fighter bombers already have arrived in South Korea. The communist Agency said the . Action involved about 700 men and a helicopter creating a terrible War atmosphere.". The Agency in a report intended for the North korean Domestic service said the United states helicopter flew Over communist territory and accused the us. Of trying to Start a new korean War according to monitors i Washington the attack wednesday came As a five Man work party escorted by . And South korean Security guards tried to prune a tree in the demilitarized zone near Panmunjom 35 Miles North of Seoul. North korean guards tried to Block the workers according to the United nations command then attacked with pikes and axes hacking to death maj. Arthur bonifas 33, of new Burgh n.y., and 1st it. Mark Barrett 25, of Columbia . Tested Pasadena Calif. Up Viking l s Lander scoop dropped a fresh Sample of red Martian dust in a test chamber for scientists waiting saturday to learn if Carbon molecules essential to any life form Are present on Mars. It was the second test in the robot s organic molecule Analy Zer. The first one was negative. A final decision was to be made shortly on a Landing site for Viking 2. The spacecraft was photographing Mars from its Polar orbit. A tentative decision had been made earlier to put the second robot Down in the Utopia. Region in the Northern latitudes one of three possible Sites. The new soil Sample was the first full Load of red dust to go into the test instrument the Gas chromatograph mass spectrometer. An earlier attempt managed to get Only a tiny bit of matter into the chamber. The unit tests for Complex Carbon molecules which Are the building blocks of All life forms on Earth. The first lest findings were a disappointment to project biologists. A spokesman said at the Lime however it did not indicate there was no organic matter on Mars but that none was found at the level of one part per million. The Sample was compared to soil from one Region of the Antarctic. The soil was to be baked at 350 degrees centigrade to see if Carbon compounds indicating the presence of Complex molecules would be released. The data from the analysis was expected sunday a project spokesman said. Data from other biology instruments in the Lander gave scientists new Hope that life of some be found on the dry cold planet. A control Experiment with sterilized soil proved that surprising results from an earner test could have been biological or. Hal Klein head of the biology team said. Scientists said initially the first results appeared. To be indicative of life forms but later said they probably were chemical. Biology seems to have survived if not gained some advantage Over chemical reactions or. Gilbert Levin a member of the biology team said. Photo by Gene Dillon cold hard steel against the sky. The Geometric triangles and rectangles appear to be waiting in anticipation of the Crane s unmerciful Hook. The a lesson in geometry Complex Metal giant has been erected at Lynchburg foundry in Radford As part of the expansion project there. Bay acid spill said no problem Mathews a. Up a 130,000 gallon spill of sul uric acid into the Chesapeake Bay apparently will not cause any major environmental damage officials said saturday. There were no signs of a fish kill or any other Marine life damage from which drained into the Bay Friday from a capsized Barge owned by Allied chemical corp., the coast guard said. It could have been a lot of worse but apparently it won t be a coast guard spokesman said. We Don t think there will be any Long term effects or any effects with the possible exception of the Marine life where the acid the is foot Barge capsized wednesday and authorities As a precautionary move evacuated the 600 residents of this seashore town until the vessel was towed further out to sea the following Day. A Check of the Barge Friday showed the tanks were secure and still filled with acid. Salvage Crews with the Aid of three tugboats and two Navy cranes managed to right the Barge Friday night and were stunned hat the acid was no longer there. It s gone said coast guard spokesman it. John Fishburn there Trace of the coast guard said it would launch an investigation monday into How the acid leaked out. We have no idea at this time what happened to it said coast guard spokesman Tom Hannock. There was no indication of any explosion but that s what apparently Allied employees stunned Richmond up two employees of Allied chemical corp., stunned by the firm s no contest pleas to charges of polluting the James River with the pesticide ketone want a delay in their trial for related charges. . District court judge Robert Merhige refused a requested five week postponement but said he May Grant a week s for Gerald Williams and Frank Piguet told Merhige their clients cases were intertwined with Allied s defense

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