Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on February 28, 1985 · Page 7
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 7

Phoenix, Arizona
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Thursday, February 28, 1985
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BEST AVAILABLE COPY REPUBL AO MABr The Arizona Republic Thursday, February 281985 Fishery workers oust island governor Republic Wire Services '. Angry fishery workers embroiled in a labor dispute expelled the governor of the French outpost of St. Pierre-Miquelon on Wednesday, forcing him to sail to the less populous of the two islands. St. Pierre-Miquelon, at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, is all that remains of the French North American empire. With not a single gendarme in sight, the 50 workers Reized Prefect Gerard LeFebvre France's equivalent of a state governor and jnarched him along St. Pierre island's icy waterfront to a boat. Miquelon island residents, reached by telephone, said later that LeFebvre had arrived and was greeted by Mayor Lucien Coste. It is expected that LeFebvre will remain until Monday on Miquelon, the larger of the two islands. The employees of the Interpeche fishing company are involved in a lingering dispute over whether ,hey or the island's dockworkers are to unload the firm's new canning ship. D PARTING SHOTS - Lebanese soldiers fired warning shots Wednesday at an Israeli patrol in southern Lebanon, touching off an 85-minute exchange of tank and machine-gun fire with Israeli troops, the Lebanese army reported. Reporters said the Israeli forces withdrew into the Israeli-occupied zone under the cover of smoke grenades after the firing. The journalists said at least two civilians were wounded in the Quickly International exchange north of the village of Kawthariet as-Sayyad on Israel's front line in southern Lebanon. In Tel Aviv, military sources said an Israeli patrol had opened fire on two men who were advancing toward the Israelis armed with Ka-lashnikov rifles. No casualties were reported by either side. BPOPE, GROMYKO MEET - Pope John Paul II and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko had an apparently cordial talk at the Vatican for nearly two hours on world peace and the "situation" of Catholics in the Soviet Union. Neither side gave details of the unusually long audience. B TANKER ATTACKED - Three Iranian warplanes strafed a Greek supertanker off Qatar, salvage executives reported in Manama, Bahrain. The attack may have been a mistake; the ship's agent said it was bound for Iran's Kharg Island terminal to load crude oil. Lloyd's Shipping Intelligence, an adjunct of the London insurance exchange, said the the 123,648-ton Capt John G. Livanos was attacked about 70 miles northeast of Qatar. No injuries were reported. AMERICAN FREED - A military tribunal in Lagos, Nigeria, acquitted a New Jersey woman of illegal oil dealing sparing her death by firing squad after she was held for a year in prison. She immediately left for home. The court initially ordered Marie McBroom, 57, back to prison pending formal release orders from the military government. But the U.S. State Department said she was freed later. McBroom contracted malaria in prison. B HIJACKING BID Two unidentified Syrians expelled Wednesday from West Germany hijacked a Damascus-bound jet and forced it to Vienna, Austria, where they freed all 35 passengers but held eight crew members for almost five hours and demanded asylum. Austrian aviation officials said the airliner was en route from Frankfurt, West Germany, to Damascus, Syria, and Amman, Jordan, when the pilot was forced to alter course over southeastern West Germany and land at Schwechat airport. It was not immediately clear, however, whether the government would grant the pair's demands for asylum and Austrian citizenship after a 10-year period. 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