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Vol. 106 No. 274 MONMOUTH COUNTY'S HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER...SINCE 1878 MONDAY, JUNE 9.1986 25 CENTS Waldheim wins big in Austria Voters dismiss claims of Nazi past ByUUUW Anodilad Press VIENNA, Austria — Kurt Waldheim, the former U.N. lecretary-general accused of hiding a NazJ put involving atrocities in the Balkans during World War II, won • smashing victory in Austria's presidential election yesterday. Interior Minister Karl Blecha declared Waldheim the winner with 2,464,698 votes, or 6S.9 percent, of the valid ballots cast. Kurt Steyrer, Waldheim's Socialist opponent, drew 2,107,317 votes for 46.1 percent. "The result snowed that the Austrian people are not prepared to accept these accusations that have been made against me," Waldheim said in a victory statement on television. • A professor at Brookdale Community Collage In Middletown called Kurt WoMhelm's election as president of Austria a "tragedy." See story, page Waldheim, 67, was backed by the conservative People's Party. The six-year presidency is a largely ceremonial and nonpartisan post. As president, he will receive foreign guests and make state visits to other countries. But legislators In some countries, including the United States, Britain and Israel, are demanding that he be banned because of his activities in the German army. The Socialists have been In power for 16. years and remain in control of the government. Parliamentary elections are scheduled for next spring, and Waldheim's victory raised the conservatives' hopes of defeating the Socialists next year. Yesterday's balloting waa a runoff election. Waldheim and Bteyrer .were the top finishers In the four-man field In the May election when Waldheim almost received the majority needed to win the presidency in the first round. He won 49.04 percent of the votes. "I would like to say here with -all certainty that this criticism (the allegations about his past) did not come from governments, but exclusively from personal statements,'from one minister or the other from Israel," Waldheim said after the final results were announced. "I am convinced that in a short time it will be possible for the situation to quiet down." Waldheim was met by a throng of cheering supporters at the headquarters of the People's Party. Some held up a huge banner reading "Long Uve Waldheim." Steyrer, 66, said he had anticipated •defeat, but he waa "disappointed at the size, the big difference, In the election result. . "One thing must be also said, that in this election It was not only the qualifications of both candidates that played a role but also themes that wen put from outside," he said. Chancellor Fred Sinowatz, head of the Socialist-led government, said his party had suffered a serious setback and he would announce today whether he would step down. It is traditional for government leaders to offer their resignation to the new president. Waldheim said he would follow tradition by not accepting an offer by Sinowatz to resign. SM WALDHEIM. Page 10A Inside Lost control State officials draft a plan to take over troubled school districts, remove board members, fire administrators arjd dictate budget* ••• •* Sports Celtics clinch series The Boston Celtics become the winnlngeat team in one season in NBA history with a 114-97 victory over the Houston Rockets : 1C Index Am Landers....... 40 Bloom County 8A auSfled"!!"""": 5B Comics BO Nation., anZ... »JI nw «WMy Obituaries.. Commentary VA paoola EMSftalnmant 60 TO JumMs 70 Your Town.. 10 7D 28 7A 4A BA 2A : 70 2A 60 Fair housing laws coming' under attack B» STEPHEN MCCARTHY The Register ISELIN — Activists here are condemning a proposed amendment to the state constitution as an "anti-affordable housing amendment" that would undermine fair housing legislation. The amendment, designed to bar state courts from becoming involved in housing issues,!* opposed by the Alliance for Affordable Housing. The alliance contends that the constitutional amendment would unravel the state Supreme Court's Mount Laurel decisions and the Fair Housing Act that emerged from those rulings. -! Specifically, the alliance argues that If the amendment is passed by the state Legislature and voted into law in a referendum tills November, it would prevent Iow4 and moderate-income housing units from being built,- neutralise the Council on Affordable Housf ing, which relies on the courts for Its clout, and violate the separf ation of powers aa defined in the New Jersey Constitution. The Fair Housing Act, adopted last year, Is the Legislature'* response to the state Supreme Court's Mount Laurel II decision of Sea HOUSING, Page 10A Shuttle report to blast NASA By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL Associated Press WASHINGTON — After a fourmonth investigation that shattered NASA's well-honed Image of competence, the Challenger commission will tell President Reagan and the nation today that seven astronauts died In "an accident that didn't have to happen." The 260-page report, delivered to Reagan over the weekend, is to be presented formally to the president by commission chairman William P. Rogers in an afternoon ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. The report will say the ex- plosion of the Challenger, 73 sec- • *We say it was an accident that didn't have to happen. •• Commission source path between segments of the right booster rocket and that suck a catastrophic failure was foreshadowed by a long history of known but unsolved problems. Commissioners and staff members who have discussed the findings on condition their names be withheld have said there will be no suprises in the study, which draws on 122,000 pages of docu- onds after liftoff on Jan. 28, was ments and 160 Interviews. triggered by a flame that found a , See SHunLfc, Hage 1

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