Chicago —United Airlines pilots, facing a Saturday deadline for approval for a tentative settlement in their 29day strike, say they will remain grounded until flight attendants reach a back to work agreement. The Air Line Pilots Association was to resume its examination of the tentative agreement today.
Managua, Nicaragua__ President Daniel Ortega says his country will be forced to shore up its defenses to counter the resumption of U.S. funding for rebels fighting the Sandinista government. In a speech over national radio and television, Ortega denounced Wednesday’s House approval of funds for rebels.
Washington — A 10year study of global nuclear forces says nuclear weapons and related facilities are “in everybody’s backyard,” forcing people around the world to live in a “hair trigger society.” Leading the list of nuclear backyards are United States, the Soviet Union, China, Britain and France.
Sao Paulo, Brazil — Police are dismissing charges that evidence pointing to fugitive Josef Mangele’s 18year stay in Brazil and his drowning in 1979 is part of an international plot to halt the search for the Nazi. Mengele has been hunted for three decades for the slaughter of 400,000 prisoners.
New York — The $793.5 million merger of Trans World Airlines and Texas Air Corp. faces several potential roadblocks, including a possible counterbid by corporate raider Carl Icahn and a plan by TWA workers to pursue an employee buyout. The merger would create a fleet of more than 300 aircraft.
New York — Claus von Bulow, cleared on charges of trying to kill his heiress wife who now lies in an irreversible coma, vows he will not divorce her because “that would be in very bad taste.” Von Bulow said in TV interviews he is considering a job offer in England and wants to “take a long vacation.”
Washington — The administration has asked Congress to grant Jordan $250 million in economic aid for two years, but Israeli opposition has forced a postponement of a request for military assistance to the Arab kingdom. The request is linked to efforts by Jordan’s King Hussein for Mideast peace.
New York — Stocks finished broadly lower Thursday, with the Dow Jones industrial average closing below the 1,300 benchmark for only the second time since it broke that record May 20. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 16.24 to 1,290.10. Broader based indicators also retreated.
Birmingham, Mich —Ize Chung Chen, an obscure touring pro from Taiwan, made the first double eagle in the 85year history of the U.S. Open Thursday to shoot a 5underpar 65 for the first round lead in America’s most prestigious golf tournament.
Baltimore — Less than 2% years after he announced his retirement from baseball, Earl Weaver returned Thursday as manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Club owner Edward Bennett Williams, disappointed over his team’s play, persuaded Weaver to return.
Beirut, Lebanon — two mortar shells crashed into a crowded neighborhood in west Beirut today, inflicting heavy casualties as fighting escalated around the city’s besieged Palestinian refugee camps. A police spokesman said the source of the two shells was not immediately known.
Article extracted from this publication >> June 21, 1985