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Wednesday, April 8, 1987
S Z3l(SSl By The Associated Press
U.S. won't occupy unsecure embassy
WASHINGTON President Reagan promised quick
action Tuesday to prevent "further damage to our
national security" from a sex-and-spy scandal in Mos
cow and suggested that the unfinished, $191 million
U.S. Embassy there will be torn down if it cannot be
protected from eavesdropping.
He declared that the Soviets will not be allowed to
move into their new embassy on a Washington hilltop
until Americans occupy a new embassy in Moscow.
The new U.S. facility under construction in Moscow
is due for completion in 1989, but there are reports it
already is riddled with bugging devices.
"The United States will not occupy our new embassy
building in Moscow unless and until I can be assured
that it is safe to move into a secure embassy environ
ment," Reagan said in a brief appearance in the White
House press briefing room.
Two Marines who served as guards at the existing
embassy hrve been charged with espionage. They
allegedly be c "jne sexually involved with Soviet women
and allowe J KGB agents into the embassy's communi
cations center and other sensitive areas.
"I'm deeply concerned over the breach of security in
our Moscow embassy," Reagan said, "and while all the
facts are not known, it is clear that the security impli
cations are widespread and that additional quick
action is required to prevent further damage to our
Reagan said he had directed Secretary of State
George Shultz and the Foreign Intelligence Advisory
Board to "evaluate the condition of our new building
and ascertain whether it will ever be secure or whether
it may be necessary to destroy and rebuild it."
He said he wanted a report within 90 days.
Reagan acknowledged that the advisory board as far
back as 1985 had raised alarms about the use of Soviet
personnel at the U.S. Embassy.
"We immediately started and did accomplish a
reduction in personnel, in stages, that were there," he
"And I must say we did run into some embassy
problems and opposition because it isn't exactly a
place where you can just go out and hire Americans to
go and take jobs like that in the Soviet Union."
The president said he would not permit the rehiring
of Soviet workers at the embassy, even if the Kremlin
revokes an order banning their employment there.
Reagan rejected a suggestion by former Secretary of
State Henry Kissinger that Shultz abandon plans to
hold talks in Moscow next week with Soviet Foreign
Minister Eduard Shevardnadze, meeting instead in
"I just don't think it's good for us to be run out ol
town," he said.
Frank Carlucci, the president's national security
adviser, said Shultz will have a secure room in the
embassy from which to work.
Reagan, asked how he could continue to hold arms
talks with the Soviets in view of the spying, replied:
"I think the whole business of espionage worldwide
is something that we have to recognize takes place,
and counterespionage is employed by everyone, but at
the same time, you don't stop doing business."
As for whether the incident had changed his view ol
the Soviets, Reagan said, "I think I've been rather
realistic about the Soviet Union for quite some time
and, believe me, it doesn't surprise me a bit."
Before his announcement, Reagan reviewed the
embassy problem in a meeting with Shultz, Carlucci
and other Cabinet members and advisers.
Children with aids
Mother blames apathy
PHILADELPHIA A mother of a
4-year-old boy with AIDS said Tuesday
she won't tell her son he has the fatal
disease because if he told a schoolmate
it "could ruin his life."
"I can't risk having him be a leper,"
The woman, who is using a fictitious
name, spoke in an interview before par
ticipating in a closed workshop on
AIDS in children. Her son contracted
the disease, she said, through a blood
transfusion shortly after birth.
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
invited the woman and the mother of a
child who died of AIDS in 1983 to a
three-day conference of physicians, so
cial scientists and government health
People don't seem to believe scien
tists' claims that the disease cannot be
transmitted through casual contact,
"People are terrified," she said. "In
science, things are never conclusive or
final, so people aren't sure."
Earlier, a Los Angeles theatrical
manager told the conference of the
struggles faced by her family after her
3-year-old son died of AIDS in 1983. He,
too, had received contaminated blood
shortly after birth.
Helen Kushnick said a morturary
refused to dress her son's body for bur
ial, and her healthy daughter was bar
red from a nursery school for fear she
would contaminate the other children.
Ms. Kushnick blamed the govern
ment for "apathy" on AIDS research,
blaming the slowness on the initial
misperception that it was "a homosex
Transient demands help from governor
LINCOLN Albert Salazar, 40, who went to the Governor's Mansion
and demanded help in visiting his brother in the Nebraska State Peniten:
tiary, was fined $100 in Lancaster County Court Monday for disturbing the
Salazar, a transient, called the governor's office and allegedly threa
tened to harm anyone who got in his way. He showed up Friday at the
mansion, police said. He was taken into custody by police and the
Nebraska State Patrol.
Gov. Kay Orr was in Hawaii with her husband at the time.
Report: Tuition should replace state funds
LINCOLN The legislature should reconsider its policy of expecting
student tuition to make up for declining state appropriations to higher
education, says a study report submitted to the Nebraska Coordinating
Commission for Postsecondary Education.
The report recommends that the Legislature consider the burgeoning
problem of student loan indebtedness, particularly in graduate educa
tion, and appropriate funds to a state financial aid fund to meet federal
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Hinckley wants to live
with asylum friend
WASHINGTON John C. Hinckley says he
wants to live with a woman who once killed her
sleeping daughter and is now "the bigest influ
ence in my life," according to court papers filed
Hinckley, acquitted by reason of insanity of
attempted murder charges stemming from the
1981 shooting of President Reagan, recently told
a psychiatrist he hopes to eventually gain
release form St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washing
ton to live with Leslie DeVeau.
Ms. DeVeau, a one-time Washington socialite,
was found guilty by reason of insanity of charges
she murdered her child in 1982.
She met Hinckley at St. Elizabeths and there
were published reports in 1985 that the two were
engaged to be married.
Ms. DeVeau has since been released from the
government-run mental hospital where Hinckley
was committed aftr his 1982 acquittal.
Hinckley's statements were quoted by federal
prosecutors opposing a hospital recommenda
tion that Hinckley be allowed to make an unes
corted Easter visit to his family.
Prosecutors quoted from one psychiatrist's
Feb. 12 letter in papers filed in U.S. District
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The story, "Nebraska may be picked
for nuclear-waste dump," Daily Nebras
kan, April 2, incorrectly stated that
1988 was the year that low level nuclear
waste could be first deposited in a
selected dump site in Nebraska. The
correct year is 1993.
Pope calls for fair bounty
VIEDMA, Argentina Pope John Paul II on
Tuesday called for fairer distribution of Argenti
na's natural bounty, advised gauchos and farm
workers not to migrate to the cities and told
Indians to defend their heritage.
He also heard an outspoken local bishop
imply this country's Roman Catholic establish
ment did not do enough to defend human rights
during a 1976-1983 military regime that tortured
and killed thousands of suspected opponents.
In Viedma, on the northern edge of the vast
Patagonian scrubland, the pontiff encouraged
development of the nearly empty region.
"Take advantage of the natural resources of
this region ... so as to achieve ever more human
living conditions and populate more and more
this extensive area," he said from an outdoor
platform surrounded by sagebrush near the air
port. The democratically elected government of,
President Raul Alfonsin, whose December 1983
inauguration ended military rule, plans to transfer
the national capital from Buenos Aires, with 10
million people, to Viedma, population 30,000.
The transfer is intended to spur provincial
Local residents, their faces lined by the
Patagonian sun and wind, reached out to touch
the pope. John Paul paused to kiss babies,
caress the heads of young people and extend his
hand to wellwishers. One couple offered him a
gourd of an Argentine herbal tea called "mate,"
which he sipped.
Medina's bishop, Miguel Hesayne, told the
pope and the crowd assembled to see him that
the church in Argentina "does not always iden
tify itself with the poor, the needy and the
The crowd applauded as Hesayne said, "Let us
never again have to lament the deaths of young
- people soldiers or civilians, 'disappeared ones'
or torture victims.'
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