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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Friday, June 16, 1995
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999 ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL Friday, June 16, 1995 A3 WOULD .1 Quake Hits Greece Rescue workers search for survivors in the debris of an eight-story apartment building that collapsed in Egion, Greece, on Thursday after an earthquake. The 6.1 quake killed at least 15 and left hundreds homeless. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Anti-Saddam Coup Halted CAIRO, Egypt An attempted coup against Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was crushed Thursday after government tanks and helicopters battled the rebels at an army camp near Baghdad, diplomatic sources said. The coup was led by an army brigade that tried to take over a broadcast station at Abu Ghraib, 12 miles east of the capital, to announce an anti-Saddam government in hopes of gaining wide support, according to diplomats based in the Persian Gulf. Iraqi opposition figures in England, Iran and Syria also reported the coup attempt in the town, which contains an army base and prison. They claimed the fighting started Wednesday and was still raging Thursday. Muslim Couple Staying Together CAIRO, Egypt The husband and wife who have been ordered to divorce because of the man's writings about Islam said Thursday they will stay together. In an unprecedented ruling, an appeals court said Wednesday that articles by Nasr Abu Zeid, a professor of Arabic literature, amounted to apostasy renunciation of his Muslim faith meaning he could no longer be married to a Muslim woman. The couple vowed to defy the verdict. "We will be together no matter what," his wife, Ibtihal Younis, told The Associated Press on Thursday. Peru Amnesty Law Attacked WASHINGTON The State Department criticized a new Peruvian law Thursday that grants amnesty to all military, police and civilian personnel who committed crimes in the counterinsur-gency effort during the 1980s. "We are deeply concerned at both the substance of the amnesty law and the pre-emptory manner in which it was passed," State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said. He also expressed regret that President Alberto Fujimori signed the bill into law. FROM JOURNAL WIRES Gramm Admits Discharge Help WASHINGTON Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, acknowledged Thursday that he had asked high Pentagon officials in 1983 to arrange an early discharge from Air Force active duty for a former student he wanted to work in his senatorial campaign. The Republican presidential hopeful confirmed he had authorized the letters to Air Force Secretary Verne Orr and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman John W. Vessey on behalf of John Weaver, who became deputy manager of Gramm's 1984 Senate campaign and is now working as field director of the presidential bid. The communications were, discovered by the Houston Chronicle in papers Gramm had placed in the archives of Texas A&M University and were reported in Thursday's edition of the Chronicle. Nurse Gets Wish: Prison Time LOS ANGELES A former nurse who said she sent two patients into insulin-induced comas because she wanted to go to prison to get treatment for her headaches got her wish on Thursday. Lissette Nukida, 36, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Both patients recovered. She told FBI agents she meant no harm to the patients, but that she wanted to get arrested because she'd seen a TV report that said prison hospitals provided excellent medical care for persistent headaches. Pilot Jailed for Toilet Paper Prank INDEPENDENCE, Kan. A pilot got 60 days in jail for bombarding Main Street from his small plane with rolls of toilet paper. Robert Moore, 38, of Dallas, dropped several squeezably soft rolls last fall. The pipeline patrol pilot was convicted last month of littering and refusing to take a breath test. The jury acquitted him of flying drunk. . Judge Russell Canaday sentenced him Wednesday to the maximum. Sheriff Jack Daniels said Moore had been drinking with friends and bragged he could hit Main Street from the air. r ""1 J ! i THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Patch Job Work on the space shuttle Discovery continues on Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after woodpecker holes were sealed and the craft was returned to the launch pad. Light-colored spots indicate the repairs. Raid Killed 83 Rebels: Report SEATTLE U.S. Army commandos killed 83 leftist guerrillas in El Salvador in 1985 in a secret raid carried out in retaliation for the massacre of six Americans, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Thursday. The raid, carried out by 11 Rangers from Fort Lewis near Tacoma, was kept secret because the Reagan administration feared the political and public backlash and to avoid embarrassment for the Salvadoran government. Ken Bacon, chief Pentagon spokesman, said Thursday no information could be found to substantiate the report. PEOPLE ' Taylor Actress Gets Another Hip LOS ANGELES Elizabeth Taylor will receive a new right hip Monday, 15 months after surgeons replaced her arthritic left hip. The 63-year-old actress injured herself doing aerobics last week in the pool of her Bel-Air estate, said her spokeswoman Chen Sam. "She's in a lot of pain," Sam said. Taylor's recovery from the first operation has been slow, and she was upset about being hospitalized again, the spokeswoman said. Houston Singer Gets Restraining Order MORRISTOWN, N. J. Whitney Houston has obtained a restraining order against a man her lawyer fears is bent on violence. The order, granted Wednesday, bars 38-year-old Steven J. Marriott of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., from visiting the singer's estate or her management company. Houston's lawyer said she fears for her safety. On May 18, Marriott was arrested for harassing a woman. At the time, Marriott was driving a truck containing guns, ammunition and bomb materials. Webber Composer Tops Art Awards LONDON Andrew Lloyd Webber won $176,000 Thursday as a recipient of a 1995 Praemi-um Imperiale "prize from the Japan Art Association. The British composer of hit musicals received the award for achievement in music. The other winners, who also each get $176,000: Matta, a Chilean, for painting; Christo, the artist famous for wrapping buildings; Nakamura Utaemon VI, a Kabuki actor; and Italy's Renzo Piano, the architect who designed the Pompidou Center in Paris. GE570S K1 Y-SKIOFuYS FOR B$A o D ' . I " " l - i I - ....... v J (I il 1 VV Ol i ' A - - nl f I i I Ml 1 r JT3 ' 1 HI I 0 m. t 5 K3 '3 Russell Athletic8 $1 0 Active or casual, he'll love the style of this popular single-pocket t-shirt in pure combed cotton. It features double-stitched seams for durability and is available in white, black, grey, green, navy, purple, royal, aqua, natural, deep green and scarlet. Men's sizes M-L-XL-XXL. St. Durand $12 You get a great price, Dad gets lots of comfort. 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