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					                                                                     COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
                          Georgia 40, Clemson 14                                                                                Miami 34, Florida State 20
  Albany State
  Savannah State
                                      36
                                      12
                                             E. Tennessee St ....... 56
                                             Citadel........v.............34
                                                                                                                      Boston College
                                                                                                                      Notre Dame...
                                                                                                                                                  ...30 Alabama
                                                                                                                                                   ..11 Southern Miss
                                                                                                                                                                                              14
                                                                                                                                                                                             ...6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HOME
  Western Carolina 35
  Georgia Southern ....31
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                                                                                                                      Florida
                                                                                                                      LSU.......        ,
                                                                                                                                                     42 East Carolina
                                                                                                                                                     is South Carolina
                                                                                                                                                                                             56
                                                                                                                                                                                             31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FINAL
                                                                         COMPLETE RESULTS IN SPORTS




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Savannah News-Press, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 12                                                                                Savannah, Georgia • Sunday, October 9,1994



   TENSIONS REKINDLED IN PERSIAN GULF

                                                                                         Agents Tell Intriguing Tale Of Drug Sting
                                                                                        ByMARKLACKLEY                                    electronic transmitters tracking trucks packed the marijuana to Savannah, as agents began
                                                                                        Staff Writer                                     with pot and gtyick, $100,000 deals in parking peddling the pot. At least, two'men tried to act as
                                                                                                                                         lots.' • • ' . ' , '^V--,- ' ' ;' • V V ' ' ' : ; brokers, and one of the would-be middle-meti,
                                                                                            The names are as colorful as the story:         The Colonel and 19 others, including a North Carlos Alberto Cuartas, set up a second deal af-
                                                                                        Yayp, The Colonel of Call, Mr. Alex, Romeo, Carolina antiques dealer, were indicted last ter he saw cops swarm his rented van.and. grab
                                                                                        Pepe and Woody, U.S. Customs Service agents, week. So far, the Customs Service smuggling a half-ton of dope.                          ,           •
                                                                                        who tell an intriguing tale of a yearlong mari- probe netted eight arrests and the seizure of         Cuartas' almost farcical ignorance of his
                                                                                        juana sting,;say they're dope smugglers.         nearly seven tons of Colombian marijuana.;        plight contrasts the role of other, more careful
                                                                                            A summary of the operation, tiled in federal    The dope, more than 40 bales worth about $21 players. For example, one potential buyer, iden-
                                                                                        court in Savannah last week, details the months million on the streets, was smuggled into Savan- tified in court records only as "Louis," balked
                                                                                        of preparation and the complicated endgame: a nah'from Colombia this summer aboard a boat when a Customs Service informant, who accom-
                                                                                        flurry of phone calls and meetings -fi-places owned by the U.S. Customs Service.
                                                                                        such as Shoney's restaurant on Abercorn Street,      The sting moved quickly once Customs got • See STING, Page 11A




                                           By TONY LEE ORR
 Adrenaline
    r ''-;, 4 . v
                                           Staff Writer

                                               The "Pentagon ordered a large
 Pumping In                                chunk of Fort Stewart's manpower
                                           to Kuwait on Saturday., ,
                                              The 24th Mechanized Task Force,
                                           comprised of 4,000 Fort Stewart sol-
                                           diers,'will join more than 12,000 sol-
 ByTOMZOELLNER                             diers alreao^ stationed in .Kuwait,
 Staff Writer
 fCtaff lAfittar   """*    J   /           Department of Defense spokeswom-
                                           an .Beverly Baker said. The deploy-
      HINESVUiLH > As more                 ment will strip Fort Stewart of near-
  than one-quartei{6f Fort Stew-           ly 30 percent of the 14,500 soldiers
  art's active duty soldiers hur-          stationed at the base.           n
  riedly preparedjto leave for
  Kuwait, Sgt. Dennis Hoagland         • Related stories/4A, 5A
 "                                 ,
      "I guess you could say its          Pentagon officials said Saturday
  more or less our job/ We^ha-        night that in the past 48 hours, the
  ven't got a choice," he said. . , ^ Iraqis had increased their troop lev-
      His wifer isn't so calm. > '    els in the border region by 14,000
      She's been glued to CNN all     above the 50,000 previously' posi-
  day and praying Jhe phone           tioned there, and additional troops
  doesn't ring. It might be her.'     were on the move. Leading elements
 'husband's commanding offi-          of the Iraqi troops had advanced to
  cer telling Him that his compa-     withip 20 kilometers of the Kuwaiti
  ny has been chosen as one of        bonlerTlheysaid., .
  the 4,000 to defend the Kuwaiti        Iraq's invasion and occupation of
  border against the Iraqis,\         Kuwait in late 1990 led to the Persian
      "I'm not very happy about
  it" said Lanrrie Hoagland. .
                                      Gulf War in early 1991. Kuwait was
                                      liberated in late February of that
                                                                                                                                      Coming Together As One
      All .around, .this military     year by U.S. and allied forces.                   Karen Bryant and the Araraka Traditional African Dance Ensem-                along with gospel and reggae bands as part of the festival's
  town1 of 37,000,. the tension is       Although the Pentagon ordered                  ble perform at the sixth annual Black Heritage Festival on Satur-            theme 'Coming Together As One.' The free festival, sponsored by
  high. Soldiers have been Hock-      the deployment about 3 p.m., Fort
  ing to one, of the local McDon-     Stewart        spokesman         Dean             day at the Savannah Civic Center. The ensemble performed                     the Cultural Affairs Commission, continues today at 2 p.m.
, aids to grab one last Big Mac,      Wohlgemuth said officials at the
  said manager Gary Davids.           base had not been notified of the
 • See HINESVILLE, Page 12A                                  ,Page 12A              Army's Coed Training Conies First To Carolina
                                                                                    By JACK JONES                           Fifteen hours a day for eight            sexes," McDonough said.                        There were some gripes during
                                                                                    The Associated Press                 weeks they will do calisthenics, fire           Army officials say it becomes es-      last year's experiment - including
                                                                                                                         on the target range and undergo the         pecially important as women edge           men complaining that women were
                                                                                       COLUMBIA, S.C. - If men and other rigors of new recruits.                     closer to the front lines. Women are       too weak.
                                                                                    women soldiers must work together,      About the only thing they'll do          being offered 32,000 positions[as heli-'       Staff Sgt. Edward L. Johnson of
                                                                                    the Army says they should train to-  separately is bathe and sleep.              copter pilots, combat engineers and        Dallas, Fort Jackson's drill sergeant
                                                                                    gether, crawling through the hot        Every woman in the military              in air defense artillery. They still       of the year, has a ready answer.
                                                                                    sands of Fort Jackson side by side.  works with men and most men work            will be excluded from infantry, ar-            " 'When you were a little boy,
                                                                                       To break the barrier that has with women, said Maj. James                     mor, most other artillery positions        there was one person who you al-
                                                                                    kept men and women recruits segre- McDonough, spokesman for Army                 and any other jobs likely to engage        ways looked up to. You tell me your
                                                                                    gated during basic training, two Secretary Togo West, who is pushing             the enemy.                                 mother was weak? She was strong!1
                                                                                    companies of 240 soldiers each, half the change.                                     The Army experimented with             It works every time with the
                                                                                    men and half women, are being           "If you provide this type of train-      "gender-integrated training" last          males," Johnson said.
                                                                                    formed here this month. Three more   ing at the earliest possible level, it      year at Fort Jackson. It formed the            Coed training was tried once be-
                                                                                    coed companies are to form in No- stands to reason people are going to           first coed units at Fort Leonard
                                                                                    vember.                              get along a lot better between the          Wood, Mo., last month.                     • See TRAINING, Page 11A



                                                                                    Latest Rains Keep Baker                                                           GOOD MORNING!
                                                                                    Street Residents On Edge
                                                                                                                                                                        Accent                         1D-6D
                                                                                    By AMY A. SWANN                             The rain ended Saturday after
                                                                                                                                                                        Arts & Travel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J -L -H jj -_T
                                                                                                                            noon as the anger of the black com                                         1F-6F
                                                                                    Staff Writer
                                                                                                                            munity leaders swelled Some are                                                      WITNESS
                                                                                                                                                                        Classified                   9C-18C
                                                                                         Chatham County Commissioner        calling for the city to act now and
                                                                                    I,)r. Priscilla Thomas was in a panic   get the homeowners out of the west          Crossword                          2E
                                                                                    Saturday                                side neighborhood of Fell. Haker and
                                                                                                                            .lenks streets before it floods again       fditonals                     4E. 5E
                                                                                         Karly morning rains causod wa
                                                                                    (or to begin to puddle on flood rav         Last Sunday night, heavy rains          f'inaivia!                         6E
                                                                                    aged linker Strort. and if it contin-   caused extensive Hooding in the                                                     Discover n woalth of news
                                                                                                                            bowl-shaped neighborhood for the            I oral                             1C   entertainment and information
                                                                Associated Pr««»    ued, she feared the residents would
                                                                                    have to he evarualod again              second time in 30 days Many resi                                                    including soap opein updates. <joll
                                   Stocking Up                                           "The rain had started settling"
                                                                                                                            dents lost everything in the flood and
                                                                                                                                                                        Ohituaoos                          2C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                tips nnd tlio latosl in local nnd
                                                                                                                            some have returned to live in their         Monl Fstale                  1G-16G     roijional stones      hy dialing thn
                                                                                    Thomas said, "and those people are
    A Kuwniti man carries goods just purchased from a                                                                       water logged, mildewed houses                                                       Savnnrvih Morning NPWS I veninq
                                                                                    down there with wet furniture and                                                   Mnviow 8. Opinion                  1E
  supermarket in Kuwait City on Saturday as thousands ol Iraqi                                                                  "It is a shame and a disgrace,                                                  Press Inlol mK Imp nl ,\V^ /SOO
                                                                                    no bedding Some of them don't even
                                                                                                                            said Leavon Shuman. chairman of             Sports                        1B-9B     Sec Index on Page 8E
  troops massed across the border. Kuwaitis appeared                                have shoes
  concerned hut calm for the most part STORY/4 A                                         "That's where I'm heading now.
                                                                                                                                                                                 7 Sections i l Q4 Pagen
                                                                                    to the store to buy shoes." she said    • See RAINS, Pago 11A

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