The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 23, 1987, Image 6

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(PG) ■ Sat & Sun 2:05 4:10 7:00 9:10 Cinema III Big Easy Sat & Sun 2:05 4:15 7:05 9:15 Post Oak Mall Someone to Watch Over Me ( R ) Sat & Sun 2:00 4:15 7:05 9:20 Cinema III Suspect „ Sat & Sun 2:00 4:00 7:00 9:00 Post Oak Mall Prince of Darkness Sat & Sun 2:10 4:20 7:10 9:05 Cinema Ml World and Nation Iranian missile hits oil terminal in Kuwait; six reported injured KUWAIT (AP) — An Iranian Silkworm missile hit Kuwait’s off shore supertanker oil terminal Thursday, setting it afire and wounding several people, officials reported. None of the U.S.-flagged tankers the Navy protects was in the area. It was the third Iranian missile at tack in a week on the sheikdom nestled between Iraq and Saudi Ara bia at the head of the Persian Gulf. The Kuwait News Agency quoted officials as saying five people were wounded and one remained hospi talized. Shipping and diplomatic sources said casualties were low be cause no ships were loading at the Sea Island terminal nine miles off shore and fewer than the usual 20 men were on duty. Iranian leaders have threatened retaliation for a U.S. Navy artillery attack Monday that destroyed two of Tran’s offshore oil platforms. The shelling was a response to an Iranian missile attack last week that hit one of the reflagged Kuwaiti tankers near the sheikdom’s coastal oil facili ties. The missile strike came hours af ter Iraq reported its second attack in 24 hours on a tanker in Iranian wa ters. Tehran radio confirmed one of the raids. news agency. The government lodged a formal protest. London insurers raised their Per sian Gulf rates later Thursday to 0.75 percent of the value of a ship’s cargo, double the rate before the lat est round of attacks on shipping by both sides began in Septemoer. Rates have risen steadily since the Iran-Iraq war started in September 1980. Sheik Salem al-Sabah, the defense minister, said the Chinese-made mis sile was fired from southern Iraq’s Faw Peninsula about 50 miles away, which is occupied by Iran. He said Kuwaiti forces on a nearby island detected the launch, but he did not reveal whether they tried to shoot the missile down. Pentagon officials in Washington said the missile definitely was a SI- worm and it appeared the damage was extensive. They said the closest of the two U.S.-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in tlitii home waters — the damaged Sea Isle City and the Gas Princess—"waj 10 miles away.” In addition to the missile that struck the U.S.-flagged Sea Isle City on Friday, another a day earlier hit an American-owned tanker flying the Liberian flag- Both rockets were believed to be Silkworms launched from Faw. One official said the Reagan ad ministration was concerned aboui the latest attack, but no U.S. retalia tion was being considered because “our policy is still quite clear: weare there to protect American-flag ships.” A defense ministry spokesman de- - * id ; scribed the Sea Island attack as "a new Iranian aggression” in a ried statement carried by the official Kuwaiti officials said the fire at Sea Island was put out but gave no details of the damage. Shipping and diplomatic sources said it was “had.” 1 he 12th convoy of tankers and U.S. Navy escort vessel: left Kuwait earlier this week. Ike Pentagon said it sailed through ike Strait of Hormuz into the Gulfol Oman T hursday. U.S., Soviets resolve dispute over West German missiles MOSCOW (AP) — Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. She vardnadze “basically resolved” a dis pute over West German nuclear mis siles Thursday in talks both sides described as productive. The two, holding their third round of negotiations this year, were trying to settle the last sticking points in a treaty to scrap intermediate- range nuclear missiles. But no date was set for a third summit meeting between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, at which such a treaty could be signed. Soviet spokesman le subject Gennady Gerasimov said never came up. Both sides agreed in principle to the missile accord during Shevard nadze’s visit to the United States. Shultz is to meet with Gorbachev on Friday and review the findings of eight U.S.-Soviet working groups that have tackled such issues as hu man rights and chemical warfare. The dispute over U.S. nuclear warheads on 72 West German mis siles appeared settled last month, but was revived by Soviet negotiators in Geneva. Basically, the Soviets insisted that the warheads, which can be fired only with U.S. permission, be in cluded in a prospective treaty to scrap all U.S. and Soviet interme diate-range missiles. West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl had offered to dismantle the missiles after the pact was ratified and to return the warheads to the United States. A U.S. official, briefing American reporters on condition of anonym ity, said the dispute now was “ba sically resolved” in line with last month’s formula. Referring to Shultz’s scheduled meeting Friday with Gorbachev, the official said, “I don’t think this will be a problem by the end of the day." But he said some other issues still were in the path of a treaty, includ ing whether Soviet inspectors would be permitted to inspect the disman tling of U.S. cruise missiles in West Germany, Britain, Italy and Bel gium. Nor would the official predict if a summit date would be set during Shultz’s two-day visit. Noting that the verification prob lems and missile-dismantling sched ules are still outstanding, he said, “I’m not prepared to predict they’ll be all ironed out by Friday night,” when the talks were scheduled to break up. And yet, assessing four hours of talks between Shultz and Shevard nadze, the official said "the talks were very good today. People are really working at solving problems.” Taxi drivers equip cabs with 'hot seat PARIS (AP) — Parisian tin drivers, already armed agains; hostile clients with a measure of arrogance, savvy and an occa sional dog, may soon be equi|r ping their cabs with hot seats. Packing 52,000 volts, “le siete qui brule,” or “the seat that burns," is designed to thwart those who try to attack cab driv ers. With the push of a discreet!' placed pedal, the taxi driver can send the electricity coursing for one second througn the back sear stunning the passenger with ajolt to the back of the neck. Five prototype cabs with the seats already are cruising the dtv. and a cabbies’ union leader hopes it will be available to all drivers who want it by the end of the year. There already are 100more hot seats on order. Russian poet earns Nobel Prize in literature STOCKHOLM (AP) —Poet Jo seph Brodsky, who calls his Russian heritage and the freedom he found in America “the best possible combi nation,” won the Nobel Prize in liter ature Thursday. Brodsky was exiled from the So viet Union as a “parasite” in 1972 and is now a U.S. citizen. He was cited by the Swedish Academy for creating poems “imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity.” He writes in both his native Rus sian and in English and his works have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Brodsky left school at age 15 and once said he was educated at “the University of Gulag.” He spent 18 months in a Soviet labor camp chop ping wood, hauling manure, break ing stones — and writing poetry. “I belong to Russian literature but I am an American citizen and I think it’s the best possible combination,” Brodsky told the Associated Press Thursday. He lives in New York’s Greenwidi Village and has taught at several id American colleges and universities At 47, Brodsky is one of the youngest writers to win the literature prize, the world’s most prestigious. He said that in the United States he was “left alone to work in a far more sensible fashion than I was in Russia. I was more free. I still am.” Brodsky was informed he P won while eating lunch inaLondoi Chinese restaurant with British if 1 novelist John Le Carre. Brodsky® he hoped the award would dia* more people into reading Russ® poetry. “It’s in terrific shape, said, raising a glass of whisky. Labor Department fines contractors for building collapse WASHINGTON — The Labor Department OSHA, which waited lor the technical report assessed a record $5.11 million in fines Thursday from the standards bureau before issuing fines, against contractors for a half-built Bridgeport, cited Texstar Construction Corp. of San Antonio Conn., apartment building that collapsed and with 238 instances of alleged willful violations for killed 28 workers in April. A small bracket that using lifting brackets that did not meet federal bent under heavy pressure triggered the disaster, standards. The bureau requires that they be able investigators said. to hold 2 Vs times the anticipated load. Arnold Bai, an attorney for Lift Frame, vowed to appeal the fine, saying the company disagrees with much of the report. Donald Emmanuel Jr., 25, son of a victim, said after learning of the fines, said, “We’re angry and someone has got to pay for taking 28 lives.’ “We found a serious disregard for basic, fun damental engineering practices,” said Assistant Labor Secretary John A. Pendergrass, chief of the Occupational Safety and Health Administra tion. Fines for the April 23 collapse of L’Ambiance Plaza, the worst U.S. construction accident of the decade, are nearly double the previous OSHA record fine. OSHA and the National Bureau of Standards said builders failed to conduct stress-analysis tests to discover if the lifting brackets, steel pieces about 4 inches by 12 inches, could hold up a stack of concrete floors being inched into position. Pendergrass said the “unacceptable design de ficiencies” easily could have been detected with “rudimentary engineering analysis.” The company was fined $2.52 million. TPMI-Macomber, the primary contractor and project manager, was cited for identical willful vi olations because it was contracturally responsible for overall health and safety at the site, OSHA of ficials said. The enterprise, a joint venture of TPM Inter national of Darien, Conn., and B.H. Macomber of Boston, was fined $2.48 million. The balance of the penalties was assessed against Lift Frame Builders of Elmsford, N.Y., $104,000; Fairfield Testing Labs of Stamford, Conn., $10,000; and Preforce Corp. of New York City, $ 1,000. Spokesmen for the two major contractors de clined immediate comment, saying they have not had time to receive and review the documents. Texstar, responsible for lifting the floors, had problems with the brackets twice before atL’Am- biance and at a Stamford, Conn., project, Pen dergrass said. But he said company officials failed to take action. The plate, part of a steel collar embedded in the concrete slabs, holds metal rods attached to hydraulic jacks atop steel columns. Under the lil t-slab method, the jacks hoist stacks of 320-ton concrete floors into position, with the plates holding the rods in place. Charles Culver, the standards bureau’s chief investigator for L’Ambiance, said the building should not have collapsed, but that inadequate engineering throughout the structure made other parts unable to hold the extra weight. Snap, The emitting Saturday Houstor Texas f game. 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