The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 24, 1998 · Page 10
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A10 SUNDAY, MAY 24. 1998 WORLD THE SALINA JOURNAL V INDONESIA New president faces opposition Students don't believe Suharto's replacement Will implement reforms By The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia — Two days after he was sworn into office, President B.J. Habibie faced mounting pressure for early elections Saturday as students rallied against him, and a respected Cabinet minister said a new government was the key to Indonesia's economic recovery. His power base far from secure, Habibie swore in what he dubbed a reform Cabinet on Saturday, hours after troops cleared out 2,000 students occupying Parliament in an anti-government protest. With Indonesia in economic and political turmoil, Habibie faces a persistent foe in the thousands of students who hastened the ouster Thursday of his autocratic predecessor, Suharto. If they have their way, they also will run the 61-year-old technocrat out of office. They say Habibie, vice president under Suharto, is a crony of the former president and too corrupt to implement far- reaching democratic reform. More than 200 students who held a noisy, but peaceful rally Saturday at a monument to Indonesian independence in east Jakarta said they wanted the president out at once. Habibie lacks the once-unassailable authority of Suharto and his national leadership skills largely T BOLIVIA By The Associated Press An Indonesian Islamic student climbs a statue of former President Suharto on Saturday during an anti-government protest in Jakarta. are untested. Possibly setting himself at odds with the new president, who was sworn in the day Suharto quit, the economics and finance minister backed student demands for early Tremors revisit devastated area As Bolivians face loss of life, homes from Friday's quake, panic returns Saturday in wake of second episode By The Associated Press AIQUILE, Bolivia — In an area of central Bolivia devastated by fatal earthquakes a day earlier, a tremor Saturday toppled damaged adobe homes and sent thousands of panicked mountain villagers rushing to open plazas and soccer fields for safety. There were no fatalities in Saturday's quake, which had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5, according to the San Calixto Observatory. But Gen. Jose Antonio Gil said the death toll from Friday's earthquake had climbed to at least 84 after soldiers had found more bodies in the rubble. Some 200 people were injured, and a fleet of small planes used an improvised landing strip to transport the wounded to hospitals. Most were taken to the city of Cochabamba, 150 miles to the northwest. 'Friday's quake in this South American nation leveled homes, buried victims in debris and left thbusands homeless. In Aiquile alone, more than 2,000 people camped next to the remnants of their destroyed homes or under sheets of plastic knitted together with wood retrieved from the debris. Defense Minister Fernando Kiefer said nearly T NORTHERN IRELAND By The Associated Press A mother carries her sick son to a hospital Friday after an earthquake h|t the town of Aiquile, Bolivia. half of the 1,193 houses inspected by officials had been totally destroyed and another 33 percent probably will have to be demolished. The 5.9 quake at dawn Friday was followed in the next 12 hours by more than 100 aftershocks. More than 30,000 people, mostly Quechua Indian farmers, live in the region. Celebration tempered by skepticism By The Associated Press •: BELFAST, Northern Ireland — De'spite a gloomy sky and frigid wind, festival-goers at Belfast's spring fair were glowing Saturday: Peace, they cheered, had finally come. In mid-afternoon, the news flashed across the revamped dock- land fairground that 71.1 percent of the voters in Northern Ireland had said "yes" to a historic accord for a new government formed by Protestants and Catholics. "I'm over the moon," said Robert Fogarty, a Catholic at the festival. "In my heart, I always knew it was going to be higher than the 60 percent the polls predicted." Sam-Crazier, a fellow Catholic listening to a pop band belt out Irish folk songs, said, "I'm hoping this will be the start of a new era. Anything is better than the past 30 years." Still, people here have seen peace initiatives come and go, and few were free entirely of skepticism that Friday's vote really would end a 30-year-old conflict that has claimed 3,400 lives. "The 'yes' vote is wonderful, but the test will be whether the new assembly can be made to work," said property developer Michael O'Sullivan, a Catholic. His Protestant girlfriend, Melanie Williamson, said people cannot help but wonder whether the leaders of the Catholic and Protestant parties really can work together. David Greenwood, a Protestant policeman, was among the few not celebrating Saturday. He called the agreement a complete cave-in to the Irish Republican Army-allied Sinn Fein party. "The majority who have voted 'yes' have been suckered in," he said. "Sinn Fein have said this is just the first step to their goal of a united Ireland. So the terrorists have won." • dft » HOMEMADE HAPPINESS Just Arrived BEANPODS, designed to keep your Beanie Babies safe and clean. Now Available... Artichoke Extract Improves digestion, liver function, and cholesterol levels. The artichoke (Cynara scolymus) is not only a delicious nutritious food, it is also a valuable medicine. 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The other way in which artichoke extract effects cholesterol levels is by increasing the conversion of cholesterol to bile acids. Is artichoke extract safe? Absolutely! It is a food-based extract. B&K PRESCRIPTION SHOP People Helping People 6O1 E. Iron • Salina • 785-827-4455 parliamentary elections. The transfer of power to Habibie calls for him to serve out Suharto's term until 2003. Opposition leaders say Habibie should be a transitional leader and want newly-elected legislators to pick a new president within six months. Parliamentary elections are not due until 2002. "It is very important that we have a general election as soon as possible," Ginandjar Kartasasmi- ta, the minister, said at a news conference. He has won international praise fdV efforts to implement economic reforms required by the International Monetary Fund in exchange for $43 billion in loans. Habibie, meanwhile, swore in a 36-member Cabinet that includes two Christians and a Hindu, a symbolic move aimed at reaching out to more segments of this predominantly Muslim nation of 202 million people. Yet, critics say the Cabinet has too many holdovers from the Suharto era. The president faces demands from a number of competing factions, including the military led by his defense minister, Gen. Wiranto. An economic crisis plunging more Indonesians into poverty threatens to create further unrest after a wave of riots earlier this month killed more than 500 people in Jakarta alone. The IMF said it would send a key official back to Jakarta in the coming week to survey its shattered economy, which is in desperate need of foreign cash. 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