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Sunday April 22, 1979
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News stories from Sunday April 22, 1979


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • President Carter will resume intensive campaigns this week for a number of controversial initiatives and also deal with a balky Congress, whose members, like the President, have returned from their Easter vacation. Mr. Carter will continue his efforts for more support in Congress for a strategic arms treaty with the Soviet Union, and approval of his proposed tax on windfall oil profits. In addition, Mr. Carter will have to face growing union opposition to his wage-price guidelines. He is scheduled to resume his undeclared campaign for re-election with a trip to New Hampshire Wednesday. [New York Times]
  • Small response has come from lawyers and other professionals to the 1977 Supreme Court decision that they could advertise their services. Fewer than 3 percent of the nation's 450,000 lawyers have tried advertising, according to the American Bar Association. The notion of advertising is held in low esteem by the great majority of lawyers. Dentists and physicians are even more reluctant to advertise. [New York Times]
  • New rainstorms caused more flooding in southeast Texas and along the Pearl River in Mississippi. Flooding and at least four tornadoes were also reported in Louisiana. [New York Times]
  • A controversial Mexican physician treats thousands of Americans each year who suffer from arthritis to the dismay of American physicians and the Arthritis Foundation. From all parts of the United States, patients converge on Calexico, Calif., where they stay while being treated at Dr. Luis Carrillo's clinic just across the border in Mexicali. The doctor replaces diseased joints and dispenses a medicine that some patients call "Dr. Carrillo's secret European formula," another cause for alarm among his critics. [New York Times]
  • Rival clandestine health studies are being conducted by the New York state Health Department and the Hooker Chemical Company on the same group of Hooker employees to find out whether they are developing cancer as a result of their exposure to pesticides, solvents and defoliants that Hooker manufactured in Niagara Falls, N.Y., until 1975. Each side distrusts the other, and each is withholding information essential to the other. [New York Times]
  • Israel's navy shelled suspected Palestinian guerrilla bases in Lebanon in reprisal for a guerrilla attack on an apartment house in Nahariya in northern Israel. Four Israelis, including two small children, died. A small radical Palestinian group said it had staged the attack, which indicated to Israel that terrorist acts against it were being increased in retaliation for its treaty with Egypt. [New York Times]
  • Tanzanian soldiers easily captured Uganda's second largest city, Jinja, at the source of the Nile River, where Idi Amin had vowed to make his last stand. There was no sign of him. Resistance by forces loyal to the former President of Uganda was negligible, and the Tanzanians were joyfully welcomed by thousands of Jinja's residents who danced in the streets, showering the soldiers with flowers. [New York Times]
  • A dispute broke out in Rhodesia over the official estimate of the turnout in the election last week that will establish a black-majority government. The official figure of 63.9 percent of the electorate was questioned because ballot totals in two of the eight provinces exceeded the government's estimate of the number of eligible voters in each of them.

    A move in Congress to lift sanctions against Rhodesia has followed the turnout of more than 60 percent of black voters in Rhodesia's elections last week. Senator Richard Schweiker, Republican of Pennsylvania, will re-introduce tomorrow a resolution calling on President Carter to end the sanctions within 10 days after a black majority government takes over in Rhodesia. The administration's strategy for southern Africa could be imperiled if the resolution is adopted. [New York Times]

  • Cambodians fled to Thailand by the thousands from a Vietnamese-led attack in their country, and resisted attempts to send them back, Thai officials said. About 20,000 refugees entered Thailand about 25 miles south of Aranyaprathet on the border with Cambodia. [New York Times]
  • Fighting between Turkish and Kurdish minorities in Iran intensified. Iranian troops were rushed to western Azerbaijan, where 70 to 80 people were reported killed in fighting in the town of Naghadeh. [New York Times]


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