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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - November 12, 1982, Yuma, Arizona Rile Tuma # t ally Sun 25 cent Sand Arizona Sentinel Yuma Arizona Friday november 12, 1982 783-3333 sex secret police chief chosen to Lead soviets a Andropov profile. Page 5 Moscow apr acting swiftly to fill a Power vacuum the Central committee unanimously elected former Kob chief Yuri v. Andropov today to succeed the late Leonid i. Brezhnev As head of the soviet communist party. Andropov who in 15 years As secret police chief crushed dissidents at Home and collected intelligence from abroad vowed to pursue Brezhnev a policies and build the Power of the soviet armed forces. Quot we know full Well that imperialists will never meet ones pleas for peace. It can be upheld Only by resting upon the invincible might of the soviet armed forces a Tass quoted him As telling the committee. Andropov was nominated for the top Job in the soviet Union by his chief rival Konstantin u. Chernenko any there was speculation Chernenko would be named president in an attempt to demonstrate Unity. Andropov the soviet ambassador to Hungary during the 1956 uprising did much of the talking for the Kremlin leadership which finally sent in tanks to crush the workers rebellion. Andropov named thursday to head the committee arranging Brezhnev a funeral later viewed Brezhnev a body on display in the House of unions in downtown Moscow. The health of the 68-year-old Andropov like that of Brezhnev has been questioned but the nature of any possible illnesses is not known. When he returned from his summer vacation this year he looked drawn and Pale. The tall gaunt Andropov wears wire rimmed glasses and has receding White hair which he Combs Back. Andropov a new title is general Secretary of the Central committee of the communist party. Although the Job does not make him head of state it is the most powerful position in the soviet Union. Andropov in his address to the Central committee after his election assured members he would follow the Quot Domestic and foreign policies that had been pursued under Leonid Tass said he pledged to Quot devote All his Energy knowledge and experience of life to the successful implementation of the program of building communism. And to ensuring continuity in solving the tasks of further enhancing the economic and defense might of the Brezhnev who died wednesday after an 18-year Rule also held the largely ceremonial Post of president. No announcement of a new president was expected until nov. 23, when the appointment can be ratified by the supreme soviet the rubber stamp National parliament. Soviet sources speculated that Andropov a chief rival for Power Long time Brezhnev aide Chernenko would be named president. Andropov was nominated by Chernenko and unanimously elected by the approximately 300 members of the Central committee in a special session today the Tass news Agency said. The decision was made by the ruling 12-Man politburo of which continued on Page 2 exam yields no new clues a preliminary medical examination this morning on the body of a Catholic priest found wednesday in a Yuma Motel room provided no new clues into his death according to Yuma police. Police said the examination showed no signs of trauma on the body of the Rev. Benjamin Carrier 54, of Descanso Calif. That Means there were no bruises or similar wounds. Police said tissue samples were taken during the autopsy and it is hoped that lab tests will determine the cause of death. Carrier was found dead in room 32 of the Al Rancho Motel 2201 s. 4th ave., wednesday afternoon. Police said he had his hands tied behind his Back and his feet were bound. He was lying face Down on the bed and was clothed Only in pants according to police. Police said there were no Marks on the body that would indicate the cause of death. Carrier did have a health problem with his lungs which had troubled him All his life friends reported this morning police were still seeking a 1981 Toyota pickup camper that Carrier drove to Yuma and a Man who was with Carrier when he checked into the Motel about 3 p m. Tuesday. The Man is believed to have been a Hitchhiker. He was described As a caucasian in his Middle 20s who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall weighs about 150 pounds and has shoulder length Blond hair. The pickup is described As White with California License plates of 1y92305. The camper has dark tinted windows and Black and Blue stripes. Police also said carriers Wallet was missing from the Motel room a a. A Reagan hints at Gas tax increase military budget cuts Washington apr in major Post election shifts president Reagan is hinting he will propose a Job creating Public works program financed with higher gasoline taxes and reduce his record military budget. Reagan said thursday night he is giving Quot deep thought to a plan to rebuild the nations transportation system a and create 320,000 jobs in the process a with a 5-cents-a-gallon Rise in the Federal gasoline tax. The tax is now 4 cents a gallon. Thus he backed away from his previous hard line stands against tax increases and government Quot make work programs. Reagan justified his consideration of the plan by saying that Job creation is not the main objective of the program and by calling the gasoline Levy a Quot user fee a not a tax. Nevertheless his comments at a nationally televised news conference suggested he is open to some alteration of his economic policy course in the Wake of democratic gains in last weeks congressional elections a continued Rise in unemployment and mounting Calls from congressional democrats and republicans for a Federal jobs program at his last news conference six weeks ago the president said it would take Quot a Palace Coupe for him to support new tax increases and he scorned Public works projects As Quot artificial programs that make for dead end and temporary jobs and Only delay economic recovery referring to soviet president Leonid Brezhnev a death announced earlier that Day Reagan said he is waiting for the new soviet leadership to demonstrate interest in improved relations with the United states Quot its going to require some action not just words a the continued on Page 2shuttle orbit shifted to dispatch satellite Cape canaveral Fla. A the Crew was determined to do a pilots shifted the space shuttles to because Nasa officials believe orbit today a mane vering to Dis double Success will give the space Patch a second satellite to its Agency a decided Edge Over the Quot eur synch outpost 22,300 Miles european space Agency and others High the High Altitude release will competing with the shuttle for fulfil nasal a first commercial commercial launch services contract a a $ 17-million commit Mission specialists Joseph Allen ment to deliver the satellites to and William Lenoir were to space. Monitor the afternoon deployment the first gleaming purple Satel of Telesa Canadas Anik a Cornute was sent spinning out of communications satellite. Umbia�?T8 cargo Bay after thursdays during deployment of the first liftoff and Mission control told the satellite Columbia drifted into a four astronauts this morning Quot its slightly higher path. Commander going to be awfully hard for you Vance Brand and Pilot Robert Guys to top Overmyer corrected that today with two Brief bursts from the ships mane vering engines. The firings my also tested the engines after being w oct her 73� exposed to the cold shadows of space for More than 24 hours. High today.73 the astronauts awakened to a Low tonight.45 loud rendition of "76 trombones High tomorrow.78 from Quot the music Man a sat Down to High yesterday.69 breakfast and began exercising to Low this morning.44 up their Muscles from weakening ii a m hemp re Dure Iron weightlessness. Each ran in 11 a m. Humidity.36% i e on a j average High this date.78 put for 30 minutes on the tread average Low this date.51 �?o�?oj1 a the shuttle s mid deck. Yuma area forecast mostly sunny either Vance has started on the and warm today winds 8-15 Mph. Fair Treadmill or somebody has got the and Cool tonight. Some High Clouds but biggest Coffee maker brewing a mostly sunny and warm saturday. Lenoir commented. Sunset 5 39 Sunrise 7 06 a state National weather on Page 14 continued on Page 2 Agency May dispute health assignments a changes feared Page 15 by Drew Williamson the Yuma daily Sun the Arizona health care Cost containment system acc pcs or Access has assigned 918 patients in Yuma county to Arizona family physicians the Low bidder for providing health care to indigents under the new program acc pcs is a Pilot program designed by the state to help relieve counties of a portion of the financial Burden of providing health care for poor people. It is an alternative to the Federal medicaid program Arizona family physicians is one of two contractors with acc pcs in Yuma county. The other is Western Sun associates. Those applying for acc pcs benefits could request to be signed up under either firm those who did not express a preference were assigned to Arizona family physicians the Low bidder. Including those receiving Aid to families with dependent children or supplemental Security income benefits who were assigned Arizona family physicians has a total of 1,342 acc pcs patients enrolled. Western Sun signed up 598 Ardc and ssi recipients. Ardc and ssi recipients were notified four times Over a two month period of their Opportunity to choose a health plan through which to receive acc pcs care Ardc and ssi recipients who did not choose a provider were assigned to one because the financial Structure of the program requires prepayment to providers based on their enrolment for that month according to an acc pcs press release. A spokesman for Western Sun said his company is considering Legal action because he claims the assignment and subsequently the larger prepayment to Arizona family physicians gave his competitors an unfair advantage. Arizona family physicians has subcontracted with Valley health Center 20 n state in Somerton and or. A Puyana 1150 w. 24th St. In Yuma Western Sun is providing acc pcs services through its Community health care outpatient clinic 2224 Avenue a in Yuma. A total of about 50,000 Ardc and ssi recipients were assigned to continue on Page 2 m in in 5un�ofo/jonn no Rodeo clowning Monet Stahl 15, got a get Well wish from Rodeo clowns Jim Pairsh left and Eddie Jobe when they visited Yuma regional medical Center s paediatrics Ward thursday. The clowns Are with the National military finals Rodeo being held today saturday and sunday at the Yuma county Fairgrounds. Gates open at noon grand entry is at 1 30 and Competition begins at 2. Tickets Are $3.50 each Day and children under 12 Are admitted free. Q of first year yes coach seems to have caught the ill a mint spirit of the Crosstown rivalry with Kofa tonight w t a in ded to Enoi 8 returning with tamper proof packages a Ujj i but firm knows Many users just won t come Back my in ii Lull Forbes Island is actually a luxurious Houseboat of i Kalll that has san Francisco tax officials perplexed o o r up it i Good evening comics. ?0 crossword. ?0 editorial. 4,5 entertainment. ?0 financial. ?1 obituaries. ?1 people. 6,7 religion. 18,19 sports. 9-13 Pasa unforgotten an unidentified Vietnam Veteran weeps while pressing his hand to the Black Marble Vietnam veterans memorial inscribed with the names of americans killed in that War. The memorial opened to Public this week in Washington dc., will be dedicated saturday. Story on Page 8. Digging up Yuma s past along River que Pasa

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