December 1, 1988 |
On her last visit to Washington, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said the Cold War is over. I disagree. It has merely opened a new front. Hunters will testify that there is nothing more dangerous than a wounded bear, and the Soviet bear has been seriously, but not mortally, wounded by its tacit admission that Marxism is not the wave of the future. While Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika is a clear acknowledgment that communism in its present form is more likely to bury itself before it buries the United States, the Soviets will remain a threat to order in the world so long as they are determined to use their military might to force compliance with Moscow's desires.
October 29, 2012
Man arrested in BBC abuse case LONDON - The British police made an arrest Sunday in the widening inquiry into the sexual-abuse scandal surrounding the BBC television star Jimmy Savile. The Metropolitan Police did not identify the man who had been arrested, saying only that he was in his 60s. But the British news media, including the BBC, widely reported that the man, who was being held at a London police station, was the 1970s pop star Gary Glitter, a convicted pedophile. A Scotland Yard spokesman said the man was arrested shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday "on suspicion of sexual offenses.
September 30, 2011 |
LISBON, Portugal - A convicted American killer who disappeared after a 1972 hijacking lived openly in West Africa under his real name for years and even socialized with U.S. Embassy officials there, a former U.S. ambassador said Thursday. The comments by John Blacken, a retired U.S. ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, raised new questions about a decades-long FBI manhunt for George Wright, who managed to elude authorities for 41 years until being arrested Monday in Portugal. Blacken said he was stunned to hear about Wright's arrest because he knew the man and his wife - who might have even worked on translation projects for the U.S. Embassy.
June 11, 1988 |
The Khian Sea and its cargo of Philadelphia incinerator ash are reported to be sailing to West Africa and into a political storm of outrage over attempts by industrial nations to dump wastes on the continent. The ship is en route to the Cape Verde Islands, and from there will go to an undisclosed destination in West Africa, according to its operator, the Amalgamated Shipping Co. of Freeport, Bahamas. But African nations, spurred by a rash of plans to dump American, French and Italian wastes in the Congo, Nigeria, Benin, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea, are opposing the import of refuse from the United States and Europe.
July 15, 1988 |
Loaded with 15,000 tons of Philadelphia incinerator ash, the Banya, a Norwegian ship operated by A.S. Bulkhandling Inc., has anchored in international waters 12 miles outside the Delaware Bay, where it will remain for at least two weeks. The Banya arrived yesterday from the African country of Guinea-Bissau and is currently being tested for toxicity by a private company hired by Bulkhandling. At least two people from the Environmental Protection Agency are overseeing the testing.
October 29, 2011 |
The wife of captured American fugitive George Wright said Friday that her husband has multiple health problems that require treatment and that he should not be extradited to the United States to serve the rest of his time on a murder conviction after 41 years on the lam. In an interview at the couple's home in Almocageme, Portugal, Maria do Rosario Valente said Wright has glaucoma and "very, very high" blood pressure caused by recent stress, and...
July 13, 1988 |
After months of controversy over attempts to dump Philadelphia incinerator ash in Third World countries, Congress has decided to take on the issue of waste exports. In the House yesterday, legislation was introduced to ban the export of solid and hazardous wastes. Last week, a bill to tightly regulate the export of both types of waste was introduced in the Senate. Tomorrow, a House subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on exporting of waste. All three efforts, legislators said, were prompted in part by the experiences of two ships carrying Philadelphia municipal-incinerator ash - the Khian Sea and the Bark.