The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 3, 1997 · Page 3
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 3

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, October 3, 1997
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THE SALINA JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1997 A3 V POPE JOHN PAUL II Pope arrives for visit to Brazil Pontiff hestitant to join French apology for deportation of Jews By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Pope John Paul II hedged Thursday when asked about the Vatican's willingness to broaden an apology by France's Roman Catholic Church over its silence during the deportation of Jews in World War II. Suggesting that non-Catholics must address their own failures over the course of history, the pontiff also acknowledged that a church document on anti-Semitism promised 10 years ago is still far from complete. Before his plane touched down in Brazil, the world's biggest Roman Catholic country, the pope said he didn't see the need to speed up possible canonization of Mother Teresa. The pope, who has been on the road frequently in recent months despite his increasingly delicate health, plans to preach family values to a vast but straying Brazilian flock during his four-day visit. In a strongly worded speech at Galeao Air Base in Rio's Guanabara Bay, he cited Brazil's yawning gap between rich and poor as a cause of its social problems. "The unequal and unfair distribution of wealth, the cause of conflicts in the city and the countryside ... the problem of unprotected children in big cities, constitutes an enormous challenge," the pope said in Portuguese. _ i . _ . .. T ne Associated Press Pope John Paul II Is escorted by Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso as the pontiff arrives Thursday In Rio de Janeiro for a four-day visit. His feeble voice getting stronger as he went along, John Paul made a special mention of Afro-Brazilians and native Indians, who "inject in Brazilian culture a deep sense of family, of respect for their ancestors." During his visit, his third to the country, the pope also will lead ceremonies for the Roman Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families. President Fernando Henrique Cardoso met the 77-year-old pope as his plane landed in midafter- noon at the air base. A chorus of children waved green and yellow Brazilian flags and sang "A Ben- cao, Joao de Deus," Portuguese for "Bless Us, John of God." John Paul emerged from the plane in white robes, holding a handrail as he slowly descended the stairway. T PRINCESS DIANA Paint on Mercedes with, Diana shows it hit a Fiat By The New York Times PARIS — French investigators have determined that paint found on the Mercedes in which Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed Aug. 31 came from a black Fiat Uno that apparently collided with the Mercedes just before it smashed into a tunnel support pillar, officials said Thursday. Police had previously found fragments of rear directional signals from a Fiat a few hundred feet behind the point of impact. They have not announced if they have leads on who was driving the Fiat, and no one has reported having been involved in a collision with the Mercedes. But the discovery of the paint traces on the Mercedes, and the disappearance of the Fiat, lend additional credibility to witnesses who told police on the night of £h',> accident that they saw another car and a motorcycle that may have been carrying a photographer weave in front of the Mercedes moments before it went out of control. Two investigating judges have placed nine photographers undcr suspicion of having contributed to the accident by chasing Diana and her companion, Dodi Fayed. Fayed also died in the crash along with the chauffeur, who was later found to have been legally- drunk. The sole survivor of the crash, Trevor Rees-Jones, 29, a British bodyguard, has told investigators that he does not remember tin; crash. Keeping Salina & Kansas Covered Since 1950! 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Working in obsessive secrecy, i the Soviets propelled the Sputnik I satellite into space on Oct. 4,1957, I i making it the first man-made ob\l ject to reach the limits of the i | Earth's gravity. ! ; "Congratulations, the road to i V MIDDLE EAST .j Canada j denies spies ] from there I 1 By The Associated Press ;l UNITED NATIONS — Canada !; angrily denied involvement in an f apparent assassination attempt by ' two suspected Israeli spies and said Thursday it was recalling its ambassador to Israel to protest the use of forged Canadian passports in the affair. Foreign Minister Lloyd Axworthy said Canada had determined the passports were forged, and neither of the men were Canadian nationals. They were arrested last week in Amman, Jordan, after an apparent attempt on the life of a top official of the militant Palestinian group Hamas, "There is no record whatsoever ! of any Canadian complicity in this 1 matter," Axworthy said. "Canada had nothing to dq with it." Axworthy, who was in New York to attend the U.N. General Assembly debate, spoke to Israel's deputy foreign minister to relay word of the Canadian protest. He was to meet later with the Jordanian foreign minister. When Israeli agents use forged Canadian passports, it puts Canadian travelers at risk in the Middle East, Axworthy said. Canada takes "great exception to the use of the reputation of Canadian passports for those kinds of purposes." According to Canadian reports, Israel had promised to bar agents from its Mossad spy agency from using Canadian passports after they were caught doing so in 1981. Khalid Mashaal, political chief of the militant Palestinian movement, was assaulted Sept. 25 outside his office in Amman in what Hamas said was a botched assassination attempt by the Mossad. Israel denies the charge. • The two men detained carried Canadian passports identifying them as Shawn Kendall, 28, and Barry Beads, 36, according to Jordanian police documents transliterated from Arabic. the stars is now open," Sergei Korolyov, father of the Soviet space program, told Ostashev and his colleagues after their triumph. It mattered not that the small, silver orb had little purpose beyond achieving orbit and sending back a monotonous "bleep-bleep" as it circled the globe every 95 minutes during its three-month existence. At the height of the Cold War, Sputnik was one of the Soviet Union's most glorious victories, and it touched off near panic in the United States, where political and military leaders forecast grave consequences if America lagged behind. "Those were great days. It was a lot of fun," recalled Ostashev, who was responsible for testing the rockets that sent the Sputnik aloft. Ostashev, 72, lives in a modest apartment in Korolyov, a town on the outskirts of 'Moscow that's named after the Soviet space pioneer. His compact living room is filled with miniature models of Soviet spacecraft. A letter of thanks from President Boris Yeltsin sits atop his television. Four decades ago, Ostashev was part of Korolyov's handpicked team that had to sleep in railway cars in Baikonur, Kazakstan, a compound carved out of the vast emptiness of Central Asia. It was chosen precisely because it was so removed from any human settlement. "We were so secretive," Osta- shev said. "Secretive beyond all reason." Days before the Sputnik launch, Ostashev was urgently called back to Moscow to work on new missile guidance systems. But the night of the big event, he and his Moscow colleagues were on a phone to Baikonur. "We got an update every 10 seconds," he said. "There were probably 70 people crammed into our office," There was absolute silence until the first "bleep-bleeps" became audible, and then the buttoned- down men of science exploded with joy. "I never knew it was so easy to sand these hardwood floors. I'll save a bundle doing it myself, thanks to Just Ask Rental! Floor sander from Just Ask Rental... 2106 S. 9th and 460 S. Ohio • Mon-Fri 7:30-8:30 Sat 8-6 Sun 10-6 FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY! Green Ford Chrysler Welcomes Warren Sharp Warren began his auto sales career in Arkansas in 1992. Stop by, and Warren will help you with your vehicle selection. He may even swap fish stories with you. Call him today. 1-800-227-7482 LINCOLN' Dodge Jeep/£aoJe Salina • Abilene -Herlngton wCHRKSlER TtymOUtfi ALL. sauna The Salina Human Relations Commission is happy to take part in the Inclusiveness Fair Sponsored by: Trinity United Methodist Church Come share the Art, Food, Customs, and Faiths of the Citizens of Salina on Saturday, October 4,1997 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 901 Neal, Salina, KS (785) 825-5270 This celebration is funded in pan by the Horizons Program of the Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, funding for Horizons comes from Horizons 50, a private donor group and the City of Salina. Also supported by Kansas Slate University at Salina and Cole & Cooper Optometry. FA BONUS SAVINGS BRING THESE TWO COUPONS TO SAVE ON THE BEST LOOKS OF THE FALL SEASON! •FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLYI* FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ONLY?' I 15% OFF ANY SINGH ITEM* REGULAR-PRICED OR SALE! Coupon must be relinquished at time of purchase. 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