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Monday.March 16, 1987
By The Associated Press
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Soviet sMp sinks near New Jersey
NEWARK, N J. A Soviet freighter apparently sank
Sunday, leaving behind only an oil slick and some float
ing sacks of flour, while its 37 crew members got a taste
of American hospitality ashore after a dramatic helicop
The group spent the night at a Philadelphia-area
motel, where their arrival created a sensation, before
leaving for a Soviet Embassy compound in Washington
The Komsomolets Kirgizii, which was carrying flour,
from Canada to Cuba, began listing in rough seas Satur
day and was last detected before dawn Sunday by a Coast
Guard cutter's radar, said Coast Guard Petty Officer
The freighter went down 210 miles off the New Jersey
shore in 12,000 feet of water. Officials did not know what
caused the ship to sink, but speculated that the ship's
cargo of 10,292 tons of flour shifted after an engine
The ship's crew, including three women, were plucked
from the ship by three Coast Guard helicopters dis
patched from Cape Cod, Mass., after an automatic dis
tress signal was received at the Coast Guard station at
Winds up to 45 mph and 25-foot waves battered the
ship during the rescue. Only one person aboard was
injured, a man who cut his finger.
The Soviets were taken to the Federal Aviation
Administration Technical Center in Pomona Saturday
afternoon and then traveled by van to the U.S. Customs
House in Philadelphia.
Soviet Consul General Vladimir Kuleshov said the
group left before noon Sunday for the Embassy's living
compound in Washington. The sailors probably would go
to a Soviet recreation compound outside of Washington,
Schultz said the four-mile- by-half-mile oil slick left by
the ship posed no danger. '
abtemurs derail train
MADRAS, India Saboteurs blew
up a railway bridge Sunday in southern
India, derailing an express train and
killing at least 22 people, police said.
Police reported 150 people injured,
according to the United News of India
The bomb blasted the Rockfort
Express locomotive off the track and
sent the engine and eight cars, most of
them carrying passengers, crashing into
the dry riverbed below. Police said
three coaches were left dangling from
the bridge, about a third of which
Witnesses said rescue units were
rushed to the scene near Ariyilar, about
160 miles south of Madras
"We have absolutely no doubt that
this was a case of sabotage," K.K.
Rajesekaran-Nair, inspector general of
police, told The Associated Press.
About 150 feet of track were des
troyed by a bomb that exploded at 4:45
a.m., police said.
The total number of passengers on
the train was not known, the Southern
Railway office in Madras said.
Police said Sunday night there was
no specific claim of responsibility for
the bombing from any extremist or
ganization. The bomb on Sunday was detonated
by remote control, United News of
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A responsible individual is needed for the position of fall
semester Editor in Chief of the Daily Nebraskan. Applicants
must be UNL students and have at least one year of newspaper
experience. Salary is $700 a month beginning August 1st. , ;
This challenging position includes
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overseeing newsroom operations,
hiring editorial staff and report
ing to the Publications Board.
Applications and sample of writ
ings (preferably editorials or
columns) must be
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Applications are available in
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Readers are encouraged to submit story
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Weinberger visit spurs violence in Spain
MADRID, Spain About 500 demonstrators clashed with police near a
U.S. air base Sunday after about 50,000 people rallied peacefully to protest
against the U.S. military presence and demand that Spain pull out of
The demonstration coincided with the arrival Sunday of U.S. Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger on a two-day official visit to Spain. In a brief
arrival statement he expressed hope for improved relations. Pentagon
officials have said one issue on his agenda is a Spanish government
demand that the U.S. reduce its military presence here by 40 percent.
One person was injured in the clash. There were no immediate reports
Police fired rubber bullets and charged into the demonstrators who
blocked a main highway near the base for about half an hour.
Study: Pregnancy not main cause of dropouts
V ' HINGTON - Most girls who drop out of high school do so for the
sam isons as boys, and not because they are pregnant, an education
grouf reported Sunday.
The National Association of State Boards of Education said pregnancy
is usually thought of as the main reason girls leave school without a
But its review of research studies found that only 40 percent of the
female dropouts quit school because they are pregnant or getting married.
"When people think of who is most likely to drop out, they think first of
disruptive boys, and then of pregnant girls. This stereotype does not
reflect reality," the report said.
"In fact, girls and boys drop out of school at approximately the same
rate," it said. "The majority of girls who drop out are not (pregnant)
. . . .Sixty percent drop out for reasons unrelated to pregnancy."
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