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Copyright 1995 The Baltimore Sun Company

The Baltimore Sun

May 9, 1995, Tuesday, FINAL EDITION


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HEADLINE: Cuban exiles protest policy on refugees, shut highway

SOURCE: From Wire Reports


MIAMI -- Cuban exiles angry over the new U.S. policy of sending back all Cuban boat people shut down a Miami expressway yesterday as the first group of 13 refugees awaited their forced return.

Eastbound traffic on busy Highway 836 was backed up for several miles for about 45 minutes as exiles waved Cuban flags and massed in front of a tollbooth at noon.

"This is a betrayal of all the principles," said Francisco "Pepe" Hernandez, president of the Cuban American National Foundation.

For more than 30 years, refugees from Fidel Castro's Cuba have been given political asylum in the United States. Thousands of bunk beds expected to be recalled

Hundreds of thousands of wooden bunk beds are expected to be recalled nationwide because of a potentially deadly hazard that could entrap young children.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it would release details of the recall, likely to involve several companies, at a news conference this morning.

Twenty-four children died between 1990 and 1994 in similar beds "when they became trapped and strangled" between parts of the upper bunk, a commission statement said. The recall apparently stems from findings by the commission's staff last year that 17 of 85 makers or importers of bunk beds surveyed had what a staff member called "obvious" entrapment hazards. 6 die as small plane crashes in southwest Utah

SALT LAKE CITY -- A plane crashed and burned Sunday in the mountains of southwestern Utah, killing all six people aboard, authorities said.

The plane, a Cessna 210, had taken off from Provo and was bound for Visalia, Calif., the Federal Aviation Administration said. 12,000 Ore. state workers strike in 3-day job action

SALEM, Ore. -- Drivers couldn't renew their licenses yesterday and the unemployed couldn't check job listings after 12,000 unionized state employees walked off the job for a three-day strike.

Oregon Public Employee Union members picketed state office buildings to demand a pay raise to offset a two-year wage freeze and a 6 percent pension contribution that takes effect in July.

Management employees filling in for striking workers were able to keep state mental hospitals operating, along with other critical services such as protecting abused children, said Mark Fryburg, a state spokesman. However, the Department of Motor Vehicles closed 65 of its 66 branch offices. FBI confirms Unabomber sent letter to geneticist

SAN FRANCISCO -- A letter received by a Nobel Prize-winning geneticist was sent by the Unabomber on the same day as a package bomb that killed another man, the FBI confirmed yesterday.

The bomber sent four letters from Oakland on April 20 when he mailed the most recent bomb. One of the letters went to Richard J. Roberts at New England Biolabs in Beverly, Mass., near Boston. "The contents will not be disclosed," said Jim Freeman, head of the FBI in San Francisco.

The Unabomber has previously struck at a geneticist, injuring Dr. Charles Epstein of the University of California at San Francisco with a bomb sent to his home in 1993.

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