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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1986 "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty" II Cor. 3:17 ft ft ft cot 25 Cents Iran scandal to get Watergate treatment By SEAN McCORMALLY UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Washington Senate leaders agreed Thursday to set up a high-powered, Watergate-style committee to explore the Iran arms-Contra aid scandal, Democratic Leader Robert Byrd said, and the House followed suit by announcing plans for a similar panel. The leader of the current Senate Intelligence Committee investigation frustrated by the refusal of two former key aides to President Reagan to testify called on the president to cither encourage cooperation or provide essential Information so the nation can "put this behind us." Senate GOP leader Robert Dole, who has been pressing for quick action on a comprehensive probe of the controversy, also said President Reagan will decide today whether to call the first special session of Congress in 38 years to get the Investigation moving even faster. "The president wants to get the process under way to demonstrate, once again, his determination to get all the facts and to put the issue to rest," Dole said. Alter Dole's comments, White House spokesman Larry Speakes said Mr.

Reagan would wait for a recommendation from Republicans and Democrats before de- Researcher says Israel aided Contras from the beginning, Page 16 citling whether to call Congress back. Following more than a week of discussion. Byrd, said he and GOP Leader Robert Dole of Kansas had agreed to create an 11 -member select committee to unravel the tale of President Reagan's secret overture to Iran that ended up putting phoney in the coffers of the Nlcantguan rebels. Byrd said the committee will be made up of six Democrats and five Republicans, reflecting the Democrats' new majority In the Senate when the 100th Congress convenes. The members will be named later this month and will begin work early in January.

Byrd refused to speculate who might be named to the panel, but said he intends to announce the membership about Dec. 15, the date the Intelligence panel has set for ending its first round of hearings. A few hours later. House Democratic Leader Jim Wright ol Texas, who will become House speaker when the new Congress eonvenes. appeared with House GOP Leader Robert Michel of llli-See IRAN Page 16 BHHi iHra ASSOCIATED PRESS President Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz walk to the White House.

Lt. Col. Oliver North (in car), fired last week for his role in the scandal, pauses as he leaves his Great Falls, home. Officials say Israel traded arms for 2 Jewish hostages Lugar says U.S. is at risk until Reagan fires advisers president and access to the president.

Lugar By ARTHUR MAX ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerusalem Israel shipped U.S. weapons to Iran on the understanding two kidnapped Lebanese Jews would be freed as part of an arms-for-hostages package, government officials said Thursday. The Jewish captives were to be freed following the release of U.S. hostages held by pro-Iranian Lebanese militias, the government officials said on condition they not be named. The United States has confirmed it secretly shipped arms to Iran but has denied the main purpose was to win freedom for the American hostages.

But Israel's government has said the hostage issue was decisive when it agreed to send the weapons to Iran. The officials said Israel also hoped to receive information on the fate of three soldiers who have been missing since the 1982 Israeli Invasion of Lebanon. Fourteen members of Lebanon's small Jewish community have been kidnapped, and at least three have been found killed. A group calling itself the Organization of the Oppressed on Earth has claimed responsibility for the killings and says it is holding some of the others still missing. The Israeli officials did not say which two Lebanese Jews were to be freed In the deal, or why only two were included.

Islamic Jihad, an underground group believed made up of pro-Iranian Shlite Moslems, claims it is holding three American hostages in Lebanon and killed another. Three other Americans are missing and other groups have claimed responsibility for their abductions. The Oppressed on Earth group, also believed to be composed of Shlltes loyal to Iran, offered last year to trade four Jewish hostages for 300 Lebanese Shlltes held In a detention camp in Israeli-controlled south Lebanon. Israel never responded officially. Officials said at the time the French government and international groups were trying to find the missing Jews.

In a related matter, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir again denied Thursday that Israel sup-See HOSTAGES Page 16 By PATRICK J. TRAUB STAR POUTICS WRITER U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar, said in Indianapolis Thursday the security of the nation is at risk unless the president removes top advisers involved in the Iranian arms sales.

Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recommended Mr. Reagan replace Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan and CIA Director William J. Casey, as well as others at the White House. He had earlier called for their resignations following disclosures of arms sales to Iran and use of the profits to fund "freedom fighters" in Nicaragua and Afghanistan.

Lugar said he would not identify other White House aides who should be removed, but he referred to them as "the lesser lights." In an Interview, Lugar said the problem In Washington goes beyond the arms-sales controversy. "The heart of the problem is the method that Don Regan has adopted in terms of advising the said. Lugar said President Reagan "could have done better and should have done better" when he appointed fellow Hoosier John D. Poindexter to head the National Security Council. Poindexter, a native of Odon, is a vice admiral in the Navy.

Poindexter's aide, Lt. Col. Oliver North, directed the arms sales, from which profits were diverted to the Nicaraguan Contras. Poindexter resigned and North was fired. "He (Poindexter) is a very dedicated naval officer but he was miscast in this role," Lugar said.

"His ability to deal with people in the Congress or in the other agencies Just was not his forte. "This is a country with enormous talents and it (the talent) has not been operating out of the basement or whatever rooms they (the NSC) were in. in the White House. The president has not been well served by this. "The NSC has needed some big-league talent for quite some time.

It needs some general beef-See LUGAR Page 16 be built at Riverside artments Ap may Investors plan $86 million high-rise complex ing method that uses unusually fast-drying concrete walls would allow the apartments to be erected within a year, Eugene G. Zlo-bron, an Indianapolis attorney and partner in the project, said Thursday. The 20-acre site on the northeast corner of 30th Street and White River Parkway East is in a neighborhood that has seen little development over the past 20 years. "Everything is deteriorating around there. I would be very pleased with it (Riverview Towers).

It would kind of help the neighborhood," said Maggie M. Brents, president of Riverside Civic League, which represents residents of the mostly black neighborhood. Ziobron said the developers are attracted to the site because of its nearness to Riverside Park, three municipal golf courses, the river and canal, and 1-65. Proposals in years past to put radio antennas on the site or to By JEFF SWIATEK STAR STAFF WRITER An $86 million high-rise apartment complex has been proposed at the site of the old Riverside Amusement Park, near White River and 30th Street. The 912-unit project would be developed by a group of Detroit and Indianapolis businessmen called Riverview Towers Associates.

They want to start construction of the four-building complex next spring. An innovative build build apartments for the elderly fell through. Larry Schlagenhauf. an apartment broker for F.C. Tucker said he was surprised to learn of the project but added.

"I think It's an interesting concept. Location-wise, it looks like it might make sense." The developers have applied to the city for approval to issue $86 million in taxable industrial revenue bonds to finance the project. Usually, developers ask See APARTMENT Page 16 Tv $86 million high-rise apart- A sketch of the proposed ment complex. Scientists closer to vaccine against AIDS Index Prayer Bridge 34 Business Classified Ads 48-58 Comics 46 Crossword 79 Doonesbury ...30 Editorials 38 Graham 35 Heloise 24 Horoscope 79 Dr. Lamb 23 Take our hands and our Landers 24 voices and let us.

Lord. LifeStyle You to bless others Obituaries ..47,48 "e'P T0U 10 mess ointrs. Painting offering to comfort them the Town 21 and bring them peace. Sports 1S-8S Thank You for keeping us Statistics 79 k) rf TV-Radio 10.11W Klna' Amen' Weather 79 Weekend Phone numbers Even if effective, a practical preventive vaccine still is years away because of the extensive safety and effectiveness tests that would be required before approval, experts say. Dr.

Robert Gallo of the National Cancer Institute, a co-dls-coverer of the AIDS virus and collaborator on the vaccine research, said he is enthusiastic about the latest findings. "We are excited by the results to date and have begun the process of testing the experimental vaccine in chimpanzees," Gallo said in a statement. By WARREN E. LEARV ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Scientists have taken what they think Is an Important step toward producing a vaccine against AIDS, showing for the first time that only a fragment of protein from the responsible virus is necessary for developing antibodies against It. A team of industry, government and university researchers says the segment of viral protein spurs high levels of antibodies that neutralize the virus in test animals such as goats.

These apes are the only known animals other than humans that can get AIDS from the virus. Other test animals, such as goats and rabbits, develop antibodies to the virus but do not get the disease. "We are hopeful that the results of these tests will give us a better idea whether or not this protein fragment has the potential of producing an immune response capable of protecting against the AIDS virus in humans." Gallo continued. AIDS is an infectious disease See AIDS Page 16 State is warned it will be sued unless it tests new inmates for AIDS, Page 29 In addition, the researchers say they showed this protein can be Inexpensively mass-produced in large, pure quantities using genetically engineered bacteria. However, they cautioned, It remains to be proven whether the protein segment can produce sufficient neutralizing antibodies in humans to protect them against acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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