Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 15, 1988 · Page 18
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 18

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, March 15, 1988
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Page 18 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 15, 1988 U.S., Israel Deadlocked Over Mideast Peace Talks Associated Press U.S. Secretary of Slate George Shultz (L) greets Israel's Yitzhak Shamir WASHINGTON (AP) - Israel and the United States appeared headed today toward deadlock over Mideast peace talks even before Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir sat down for his first formal meeting with Secretary of State George P. Shultz. In a tough speech Monday night to an American Jewish group, Shamir said yielding territory on the West Bank and Gaza would invite another attempt by the Arabs to destroy Israel. "These matters are questions of life and death, of our very existence," Shamir told a United Jewish Appeal group. Shultz's plan for peace talks anticipates Israel relinquishing at least some of the territory in exchange for Arab recognition of the Jewish state. But Shamir said "the two most dangerous attempts to destroy us" — in the 1948 and 1967 wars — were made when Israel did not control the territories. During a stop in New York Monday to meet with American Jewish leaders, and then in an arrival statement at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, the Israeli prime minister made it clear he would not give Shultz a yes-or-no answer on the peace plan. Instead, Shamir seemed intent on persuading the Reagan administration to revise its blueprint. It calls for a peace conference by May 1 to set up Palestinian self-rule for three years, and then negotiations by December on an overall settlement. A senior U.S. official, briefing reporters at the White House under rules of anonymity, appeared to rule out any major revisions in the proposal Shultz gave 10 days ago to Israel, Jordan, Syria and Egypt. The official acknowledged "it gives pain to all of the parties," but he said "we won't let any aspect be eroded or compromised.'' So far, the official said, Israel and the Arabs had not rejected the plan, which he called an improvement over the 1978 Camp David agreements that produced a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel but failed to resolve the Palestinian problem. Shamir, who met briefly Monday with Shultz and Defense Secretary Frank C. Carlucci, had a busy schedule today. It began with breakfast with Shultz at his home, lengthy talks with him at the State Department and meetings with Treasury Secretary James A. Baker III and congressional leaders. The Israeli leader sees President Reagan on Wednesday. While Shamir promised to keep an open mind in the talks, he took a hard line on Israel's retention of the West Bank and Gaza in his speech Monday night. "I am astonished at some people's short memory," Shamir said. "Did we have peace when we did not have these territories? Don't they remember that the two most dangerous attempts to destroy us — in 1948 and in 1967 — were made when we did not control any of these territories'' Do they want us to go back to a situation which would inevitably invite another such attempt?" Referring to the recent violence on the West Bank and in Gaza in which 91 Palestinians have perished, Shamir said "it is not a war for a Palestinian state in those areas. It is a war against Israelis, against the existence of the state of Israel." Panamanian Public Employees Demonstrate, Strike For Pay PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Riot police used tear gas and truncheons to disperse hundreds of public school teachers who blocked traffic in Panama City and demanded their wages from the cash-strapped military government. The violence, which occurred Monday outside the Ministry of Education, was the first time in nine months of continuing civil disturbances in Panama that a disturbance occurred in the central business district of the capital. In Colon, 50 miles north of Panama City, teachers demanding to be paid temporarily blocked a major highway leading into the city on Monday. Pro- government gangs demanding free food for government workers reportedly attacked two supermarkets, injuring five employees, one seriously. The government on Monday began selling sacks of food, called "dignity bags," to unpaid workers. Some schoolteachers, telephone company and more than 1,000 dock workers demanded cash and struck to reinforce their demand. Isaac Rodriguez, head of the Electrical Workers Federation, said on Monday that his members agreed to continue working after being promised their pay "in a few days." But he indicated the electrical workers would No Agreement Reached In Afghan Talks GENEVA (AP) - The Afghanistan peace talks today reached a Soviet-set target date for their conclusion, with officials apparently still short of a final breakthrough despite nearly six years at the negotiating table. Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev named March 15 as the date a peace package should be signed by Soviet-backed Afghanistan and Pakistan, which represents Afghan guerrilla groups, if Moscow was to start bringing home its troops in mid-May. Both sides have hinted they do not consider the date a binding deadline after which Moscow would reconsider its offer, but Gorbachev's statement is seen as having put psychological pressure on the talks. The negotiations were to resume today. The current round of talks, now three weeks old, has completed all main elements of the settlement aimed at ending nine years of fighting. Those elements include the timetable and basic logistics of the pullout of the estimated 115,000 Soviet troops, an issue that has eluded a solution for several years. strike if the state-run utility company does not make good on the promise, and there appeared to be little hope it would. A strike by those employees could threaten electrical service to homes, businesses and industry throughout a nation already crippled by a shortage of U.S. dollars, Panama's official currency. In another development, the United States sent an additional 100 military personnel to beef up security around the Panama Canal. About 600 teachers gathered outside the Ministry of Education in Panama City on Monday morning, blocking traffic and chanting, "We want our pay," "Books yes, arms no," and "Justice, justice, justice." As riot police Degan dispersing them with tear gas and truncheons, the chants changed to "Noriega must go" — a reference to Panama's military strongman, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. The teachers then began a march toward the Presidential Palace, but police blocked their way and they spread out throughout the central commercial district. There, they began littering the streets in a square mile area with garbage and other debris, often setting the makeshift barricades afire. As the protest spread, other IN MEMORY OF Mahlori Addington On his Birthday March 15,1988. The Lord gave us to each other for fifty-eight years and then He took you back, Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Sorely missed by Wife and family In Loving Remembrance of Ellis D. Smith Who passed away March 15,1979 There is a link That death cannot sever Love and Remembrance last forever. Wife Marie Panamanians joined in and soldiers were called out to help police restore order. Businessmen quickly clanged down the metal shutters in front of their stores and shops as pedestrians fled the area. More than 1,000 dockworkers walked off their jobs at ports in Colon and in Panama City, the entrances to the the 50-mile-long Panama Canal that links the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Alberto Soto, administrator of the Balboa Port in Panama City, said the action would not slow down shipping through the vital waterway, which normally handles about 30 ships a day. Not all workers at the state- owned telephone company walked off their jobs, but those who did said supervisors couldn't tell them when they might expect their paychecks. Telephone service continued normally throughout the day. About 130,000 people, nearly one in every five working Panamanians, are employed by the government. Until now, they have supported Noriega whose ouster as head of the Panama Defense Forces has been demanded by the opposition. IN MEMORY OF Margaret Packard who left us March 15,1982 Each time we look at, your picture You seem to smile and say "Don't grieve, I'm only sleeping We'll meet again someday." When days are dark and lonely And everything goes wrong We seem to hear you whispering, "Cheer up and carry on." God watched you as you suffered Ha knew you had your share. He gently closed your weary eyes And took you in His care. God, please take this message To our loved one above. Tell her how much we miss her And give her all our love. Until we meet again, Her loving family Sadly missed by, Your heartbroken Husband, Sam Packard Children: Ruth Grafton Kenny Packard, Virginia Correll, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren RANGE SALE 30 INCH GAS RANGES WITH PORCELAIN OVENS BOTH FEATURING: PIlOTlfSS IGNITION FREE DELIVERY/HOOK-UP (TO EXISTING FIXTURES) IN-STORE FINANCING 90 DAYS SAME AS CASH AMERICAN MADE QUALITY 30) Eos) Market, Downtown Loganspart "THE STORE THAT SERVICE BUllT" 722-4400 or 753-3300 Occupied Territories Get Curfew JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel imposed a nightly curfew on more than 600,000 Arabs in the entire Gaza Strip and reportedly sealed off entrances to the occupied territory after about 300 Arab policemen in Gaza said they would resign. The army on Monday also closed one of the West Bank's largest fruit and vegetable markets as Israel tightened economic sanctions in the occupied lands. Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers on Monday shot and wounded 11 Palestinians, hospital officials said. A 3-year-old girl was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet, and five Israelis were injured by stones thrown by Arabs. Israel radio said the 300 Arab policemen in the Gaza Strip announced Monday they would resign. They joined 450 officers in the occupied lands who turned in their badges earlier following orders of PLO-inspired underground leaflets. The curfew in Gaza, announced Monday, was a reaction to the resignations, the radio said. The 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. curfew also was designed to prevent "the entrance of violent instigators ... and of written instigation material," it said. The army said the curfew was to prevent late night demonstrations. The curfew over the entire Gaza Strip was imposed for the first time since Arab unrest started on Dec. 8. It forces the residents to stay in their homes while entrances to Gaza are sealed off by the army, the radio said. An army spokesman said the curfew would be imposed until further notice. IN LOVING MEMORY OF Harold Gibson Left us March 15,1984 Time is quickly passing, Loving memories everlasting. No need for words, except to say, We love and miss him everyday. Love, Children and Qrandchildren IN MEMORY OF Jonathan Michael 3/15/82 So tiny and sweet, Your life too brief. With loving memories, Grandma & Grandpa Conrad j fi Disposer on the Blink? bg. Call Htg. SCHMIDT'S 415-8th St. CARD OF THANKS We would like to express our deepest appreciation and sineerest thanks to the following: the Kroeger Funeral Home tor their very considerate care, Rev. 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