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St. Louis, Missouri
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Friday, June 22, 1990
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18A st. louis rc:7 :;:rATCH FRIDAY, JUNE 22, laau Winnie Mandela Warns Of War i "v r i ' J. 5 I 1 - 1 Air ? : , ap iNelson Mandela smiling as he is greeted on Thursday by tens of thousands of well-wishers in New York City's Harlem district. Germany From page one if the Cold War, the Checkpoint Charlie border crossing through the Berlin Wall, will disappear today In a ceremony attended by the foreign ministers of the four victorious World War il powers the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain and France and the two Germanys. ; Under the economic treaty approved by both parliaments Thursday, the powerful West German mark becomes the currency of both countries on July 2, and East Germany moves from socialism to capitalism, f ; The West German Bundesbank, or central bank, will have full control over monetary policy in both countries. The economic union will be based on a free-market economy, including private property, competition and workers' rights. : ;East German wages, salaries and pensions will be converted to West German marks at a 1-1 exchange rate, the exchange rate for savings deposits varies with age, with a maximum of $3,600 at the 1-1 rate for those over 60. AH other savings will be converted at jwo East German marks for one West mark. East German pensions will be brought to West German levels, rais-Clng most of them. v; Debts will be converted at a 2-1 ;,rte, more favorable to troubled East perman companies. CWest Germany's main opposition party, the left-leaning Social Democrats, criticized the treaty, saying it -failed to protect East Germans who 'face economic hardship in the transition from socialism to a free market. . -But the Social Democratic chairman, Hans-Jochen Vogel, told the Bundestag that a majority of his mem- bers would approve the treaty. The leftist Greens party argued against passage, saying the treaty would not bring the two Germanys ' closer together but would cause newer ' and deeper forms of division by making East Germany a dependent Institution. Honecker Probe A West German prosecutor began a "criminal investigation Thursday of East Germany's former Communist leader by saying that the East German had harbored leftist terrorists sought in the West. Erich Honecker, the former leader, has denied the accusations, which increased after the arrests in East Germany this month of nine people reputed to be members of the Red Army Faction. Wrong-Way Driver Killed In 1-55 Crash A man who had been driving in the wrong direction was killed early Thursday when his car collided head-on with another automobile on Interstate 55 in south St. Louis, police said. Police identified the wrong-way driver as Francis E. Keppler, 57, of the 600 block of Clover Lane In Crest-wood. They said he apparently had been driving south for some distance in the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 before striking a northbound car driven by Kelly Grenia, 26, of Meta Drive, Belleville. The accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. near the Interstate 44 overpass. Grenia was reported in serious but stable condition Thursday night with chest Injuries at St. Louis University Hospital. Murdered Woman Identified St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone said Thursday that a woman found stabbed to death Monday In Jones Park in East St. Louis had been Identified as Susan Jessica Goss Morey, 27, of the 700 block of Mildred Avenue in Cahokia. Her body was discovered about 8:30 a.m. Monday near the tennis courts In the park. She had been stabbed several times in the chest, and her throat bad been slashed. Police are Investigating the killing. I 4 i v f - ' " J f k r i v , "E.vwss I niic Snvia jt- - -- - - $ By Jon Sawyer Post-Dispatch Washington Bureau NEW YORK Winnie Mandela came Thursday night to the historic heart of Harlem African Square, at the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Martin Luther King Blvds. and declared that race war remained a real threat in South Africa. "If things go wrong at the negotiating table," she told thousands of blacks who jammed two city blocks, "I know that you will be there with us when we go back to the bush and fight the white man." Mandela's was accompanied by her husband. Nelson, deputy president of the African National Congress. He is leading "talks about talks" with the South African government. Both sides hope the talks will lead to a new constitution and the end of apartheid, Mandela From page one with which the United States broke a dialogue Wednesday over its refusal to condemn a recent raid on Israel. Gadhafi, Libya's ruler, is a Undesignated terrorist and has been the object of U.S. military attacks. The United States has repeatedly accused Castro of human rights violations during his 31 -year Marxist rule in Cuba. In the "Nightline" interview, Mandela was pressed to revise his warm endorsement of three' leaders that many Americans find anathema, but he firmly declined. "The Jewish community is very important in South Africa and in the Qee' I) ) Buy any combination of two specially priced suits and receive similar spectacular savings. 'OWN & COUNTRY COMMONS GENTRY SQUARE Town &r Country Commons 9901 Walson Road C lusicrlielcl, MO 63017 Crcslwood, MO 63126 Phone: (314) 256-8500 Phone:(314) 965-2500 " fur minor altavtiims while Wi wait. Skilled alterations tit nominal cost. Ne $ladh accept Visa, South Africa's legal system of racial separation. In the square where King and Powell once spoke, Winnie Mandela said it was a "great honor for me to stand here In the capital of a revolution throughout the world Harlem." It was, she said, "the Soweto of America." . Mandela was Introduced by Betty Shabazz,' the widow of black Moslem leader Malcolm X. "I'd like to stand right here and cry for a thousand years," Shabazz said. Nelson .Mandela told the crowd that, throughout his 27 years in prison, "we followed closely your own struggle against the injustice of racial discrimination and economic Inequality. We continue to be Inspired by your Indomitable fighting spirit." At dusk, the Mandelas moved to States," Mandela said. "And I am prepared to iron out any differences that exist. But they must know what our stand is: Arafat is a comrade In arms, and we treat him as such." Mandela, deputy director of the - African National Congress, South Africa's oldest anti-apartheid organization, began the second day of his U.S. tour with an Impromptu walk around the grounds of Grade Mansion the mayor's residence in New York City and then attended an emotional "service of praise, thanksgiving and commitment" at Riverside Church. Leaders of the mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox denominations, as well as representatives of the Jewish and Moslem faiths, pledged the support of their institutions for continued economic sanc- " tions against South Africa's white mi 9 66r HwD) TWO POPLIN SUITS FOR ONLY $220 Worth $220 each, luxurious cottondacron suits with plain or pleated trousers. TWO TROPICAL WORSTED BUSINESS SUITS FOR ONLY $270 Worth $335 each, rich 2-ply tropical weight wool worsted and tropical blend executive suits. TWO DESIGNER SUITS FOR ONLY $350 Worth $400 each, famous name brand designer suits including Italian imports. Where The Smart Money Shops Yankee Stadium, where some 40,000 people came to hear Mandela and a slate of musicians that included Tracy Chapman, Judy Collins, Sweet Honey in the Rock and Richie Havens. But not all was sweetness and light. New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was roundly booed, even when Mayor David N. Dinkins announced his gratitude that Steinbrenner had made Yankee Stadium available for the rally. Steinbrenner initially opposed having the rally at the stadium, for fear it would harm the field. That decision was reversed, and Steinbrenner even agreed to absorb the $90,000 rental cost but he was still booed. Steinbrenner came out all right in the end, though, as Mandela donned a Yankee jacket and cap. "You now know who I am," Mandela told the crowd. "I am a Yankee!" nority government. At Riverside Church, long a symbol in New York and the country for social activism, Mandela and his wife, Winnie, made a triumphant entry, marching down the aisle to a thunderous African drumbeat that filled Riverside's gothic nave. Archbishop lakovos, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, said, "This is a historic day, a glorious day, a beautiful day." Mandela, lakovos said, "the instrument for announcing this Joyful news, is God's emissary." Joan Brown Campbell, executive director of the World Council of Churches, said of Mandela that the world was presented "once in a long while with a witness so incandescently clear that the darkness is illuminated, " and hope dares to rise in the hearts of millions of people everywhere." Sulo Ol LN Monday thru vuurd; 10 a.m. to 9: W p.m. Sunday; noon to 6 p.m. MasterCard, Discover, American t.xpress ;: 1 J B; tvl'1 NEW YORK i Friday, June 22 Addresses U.N. General Assembly. ,, BOSTON i Saturday, June 23 Meets high school students; public rally. WASHINGTON Sunday, June 24 Meets ANC members, South African exiles, Afri-. can diplomats. Monday, June 25 Meets President George Bush, AFL-CIO Council. ;r, Tuesday, June 26 Meets Con-gressional Black Caucus, address-', es Congress and meets leadership. Evening rally. ii" ATLANTA i Wednesday, June 27 Lays wreatii at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King . Jr.'s grave. Ceremonies at More- house College and Grant Field Stadium. MIAMI i Thursday, June 28 Addresses ths American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees...; DETROIT Thursday, June 28 Visits Ford assembly plant. Rally at Tiger Stadium. Friday, June 29 Meets South Africans in community. ' LOS ANGELES Friday, June 29 Rally and concert at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. OAKLAND, CALIF. r Saturday, June 30 Oakland Colir : seum rally. Meets South Africans in community. Sunday, July 1 Departs from United States. AP HrrflTffl Smite iic Iok i' personal check. It

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