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Army sergeant suspected of espionage
WASHINGTON — An Army ser
geant stationed at the Aberdeen Prov
ing Grounds in Maryland was arrested
Thursday on charges of attempting to
deliver defense information to the
Soviet Union, the FBI announced.
Sgt. Daniel Walter Richardson, 42,
an instructor in the tank turret division
at Aberdeen, was arrested shortly after
noon at the Chesapeake House Holi
day Inn in Aberdeen, the FBI said.
“Richardson is accused of attempt
ing to deliver information relating to
national defense to a representative of
the U.S.S.R., “ spokesman William
Carter said, reading from a statement
issued by FBI Director William S.
Sessions and Maj. Gen. Harry E.
Soyster, commander of U.S. Army
Intelligence and Security Command,
Carter said he did not know if any
such information actually was trans
ferred to a Soviet representative,
whether any such Soviet agent was
being ordered to leave the country or
if a double agent was involved.
But a federal law enforcement
source, speaking on condition of ano
nymity, said that if Richardson had
actually delivered the information,
that would have been in the charge.
Richardson was being held at the
Aberdeen Proving Ground “and will
most likely have an appearance before
a military judge within seven days,”
Carter said.
Asked if Richardson might face
charges in a civilian court, Carter said
it was more likely that he would be
charged under the Uniform Code of
Military Justice.
The most serious offense, espio
nage, carries a maximum penalty of
death under military justice.
Masked gunman robs Lincoln bank
LINCOLN — A masked gunman
who said he hated Americans entered
a branch of the Union Bank on Thurs
day, tied up two tellers, took another
teller to a parking lot at gunpoint and
fled alone in a car with an undisclosed
amount of money, police said.
The robber forced his way into the
Union Bank’s Depot branch at 1944 O
St. about 7:15 a.m. while a teller was
unlocking a door, Capt. James Baird
The robber was armed with a blue
steel handgun with a four- to six-inch
barrel, Lt. Jon Briggs said.
He was wearing a pink or peach
colored robe, sweat pants and high
top black felt shoes, and his face was
concealed with a white wool ski mask,
Briggs said. Clothing thought to have
been worn by the suspect was found
later about three miles north of Lin
Tellers said the robber appeared to
have been of Mexican or Middle
Eastern descent. Speaking in broken
English, he told the tellers whom he
tied up that he hated Americans.
The getaway car was believed to be
a dark-colored 1976 Ford Granada or
Mercury Monarch, police said.
Police recovered a hubcap that
may have come from the left rear
wheel of the car. They also found a
substance on the ground believed to be
transmission fluid that could have
been leaking from the suspect’s ve
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Japan’s prime minister welcomes
‘new age’ in U.S.-Japan relations
WASHINTON — Japanese Prime
Minister Noboru Takeshita Thursday
welcomed a “new age” in U.S.-Japa
nese relations but cautioned against
“misunderstandings and even preju
dice” in that alliance.
Takeshita’s comments, in an ad
dress to the National Press Club, came
as U.S. Trade Representative Clayton
Yeulier said that retaliatory sanction?
might be considered if Japan contin
ues to refuse to open public work?
construction to U.S. builders.
In a radio interview, Ycutter said a
new Japanese plan to give U.S. con
struction companies more access tc
Japanese projects “does not meet oui
In their first face-to-face meeting
on Wednesday, the Japanese leadei
and President Reagan vowed to ease
trade relations between the world’?
two largest economics and unveiled a
plan to help provide additional fund?
to stabilize tnc U.S. dollar.
Takeshita, conceding that friction?
have resulted from his nation’s $6(
billion trade surplus with the Unitec
States, vowed today that his govern
ment “will place the highest priority
on developing the Japanese-Amcri
can relationship.”
He vowed that Japan will import
more and export less and noted that it
had imported 23.7 percent more in
manufactured goods in the first 11
months of 1987 than in the same pe
riod in 1986. Takeshita said Japan
planned to increase its spending on
public works projects — including
those in which U.S. companies would
like a role — by 20 percent in the
coming year.
Yeutter said the new Japanese
proposal, which encourages joint
ventures between American and Japa
nese companies, falls short of meeting
U.S. objections. The plan “is a bit
vague in terms of which public works
programs arc going to be opened up,”
Yeutter said.
U.S. builders are seeking access to
the mulli-billion-dollar Japanese
public works market but claim that
Japanese restrictions have made it
nearly impossible for them to win
The proposal docs not make clear
1 whether all Japanese projects would
1 beopen to U.S. bidding, and also what
Japan means in suggesting the bids be
made through joint ventures with
Japanese firms,” Yeutter said in an
interview with National Public Radio.
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Judge Bork resigns from federal appellate court
WASHINGTON—Federal appellate court judge Robert H. Bork has
resigned from the bench, telling President Reagan he wants to “publicly
respond” to the charges that doomed his nomination to the Supreme
Court, the White House announced Thursday.
Bork’s resignation letter was dated Jan. 7 but was released only
In a letter accepting the 60-year-old jurist’s request to leave the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Reagan said: “The
unprecedented political attack upon you which resulted in the regret
table Senate action was a tragedy for oui country.”
Students, police clash on anniversary of death
SEOUL, South Korea — Some 3,000 students hurling rocks and
firebombs clashed with riot police Thursday during a protest marking
the first anniversary of the torture death of a fellow student by police.
The demonstration at the state-run Seoul National University, South
Korea’s largest and most prestigious higher institution, drew students
from 18 colleges around the country. No aiTests or injuries were
Officials believe bearing caused hospital blaze
OMAHA — An overheated bearing in a fan was the apparent cause
of a smoky fire that forced the evacuation of 165 Childrens and
Methodist Hospital patients, hospital and fire officials said.
Childrens Hospital president Gary Perkins said a preliminary inves
tigation revealed that a mechanical malfunction in a rooftop air handling
machine probably was responsible for Wednesday’s early morning fire.
Arafat says he will recognize Israel if talks held
BAGHDAD, Iraq — PLO leader Yasser Arafat said Thursday he
would recognize Israel’s right to exist if Israel and the United States
agreed to an international conference on Middle East peace.
“As this conference would be under U.N. auspices, that means the
full legality ... of all U.N. resolutions, including 242, would be
recognized,” Arafat said in an interview at the Palestine Liberation
Organization’s military headquarters in a Baghdad suburb.
Security Council Resolution 242 recognizes Israel’s right to exist. It
was passed after Israel conquered Arab territory in the West Bank.
The PLO had rejected the resolution because ittreated the Palestinian
problem as one of refugees and did not refer to a Palestinian state.
Autopsy reveals woman shot
COLUMBUS — A preliminary
autopsy report shows Ha/el Maria
Kunt/clman died of multiple gun
shots from a small-caliber handgun.
Police Chief David Purdy said Thurs
Purdv said police would search the
Kunt/clman home again to try to find
the gun used to kill her.
Mrs. Kuntzelman’s husband,
Terry, is charged with first-degree
Purdy said Kunt/clman has proba
bly fled Nebraska. His car was found
by policcat Epplcy Airfield in Omaha
late Wednesday.
It was taken to Columbus, where
police impounded it and will comb it
for evidence, Purdy said.
The warrant charging Kunt/clman
said Mrs. Kunt/clman’s body was
tound in a large cardboard box scaled
with tape. The body was covered with
a blanket and what appeared to be a
bloody pillow.
Asked if Mrs. Kuntzclman ap
peared to have been beaten or shot,
Purdy said, “I couldn’t tell from what
I could sec.”
The police said the Kuntzclmans
had a history of problems in their
seven years of marriage and “it just
Kuntzclman told police Jan.H that
his wife had been missing since the
day before. The couple’s children,
ages 7 and 3, have been staying with
his parents since then.
Police conducted an informal
search of the Kuntzclman house on
Sunday for clues, but officers said foul
play was not suspected then.
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