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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 16

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, March 17, 1988
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Page 16 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, March 17, 1988 Noriega Survives Coup Soldiers patrol streets after more unrest PANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) — Soldiers loyal to Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega patrolled the streets of Panama City today, one day after a failed coup attempt by rebel officers sparked rioting by thousands of Panamanians. The rampage by citizens fed up with military rule and the nation's financial crisis was the largest disturbance since civilian opponents first began staging demonstrations calling for Noriega's ouster last summer. Wednesday's protests erupted spontaneously throughout the capital and in the country's second largest city, Colon, 50 miles to the north. Security guards fired into crowds that ransacked stores and lit barricades of trash on fire in Panama City, but no deaths were reported. By midafternoon, the demonstrators were dispersed, buses and taxis stopped running and the city was virtually deserted, except for patrolling soldiers. The attempted coup on Wednesday was the first indication of opposition to Noriega within the Panama Defense Forces, the 15,000-member military and police unit from which the general derives his power. The coup attempt began an hour after dawn with the crackle of light arms fire inside the walled Defense Forces headquarters in the capital. After eight hours of official silence, the Defense Forces finally acknowledged at midafter- noon that a coup attempt had Associated Press Panama leader Manuel Noriega waves after coup attempt chief, Col. Leonidas Macias. "This morning an attempt by taken place, blaming a handful of some officers to take and control officers led by Panama's police the headquarters of our institu- tion, in an isolated action, was firmly quelled by the officers, non-comissioned officers and soldiers of the installation," said an official communique. The statement from the Defense Forces' press office said Macias, three majors and a captain were arrested and that the revolt was put down "without bloodshed." But Maj. Edgardo Lopez, head of the military press office, told reporters that "eight or 10 officers" were involved in the aborted coup. He did not explain the discrepancy. An hour after the shooting began, Noriega appeared at the top of a stairway outside the headquarters building, dressed in civilian clothes and accompanied by members of his high command. To shouted questions from reporters about what had happened, the general replied: "What has happened is that you are visiting us here today.' Asked about the shots, he replied: "They were kisses." Despite official evasions, word of the coup attempt spread and people poured into streets of the capital that were strangely devoid of riot police and soldiers. Demonstrators erected flaming barricades of trash and debris across hundreds of streets, roughed up suspected government informers and broke into stores believed to be owned by Noriega and his supporters. In the central business district, a mob of hundreds pushed a parked car through the plate- glass windows of a store they believed is owned by Noriega, then set the vehicle ablaze. Security guards fired on the crowd from the building's upper windows, but no one was injured. Flames destroyed the store. Israeli Planes Raid Palestinian Bases BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Israeli warplanes today bombed Palestinian guerrilla bases in the Druse-controlled Chouf Mountains southeast of Beirut in the deepest air raid into Lebanon this year, police said. They said one guerrilla was killed and two other people, a fighter and his 2-year- old son, were wounded in the attack, the third against Palestinian targets in Lebanon since January. The jets dropped four shells on one base in Aynab village, demolishing a building used as a base for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, one of the Palestine Liberation Organization's eight main factions. Palls of black smoke billowed from the stricken target and other bases hit in Chemlan, Bayssour and Kabr Shmoun, streching 10 to 15 miles southeast of Beirut and overlooking Beirut International Airport. In a brief statement, the Israeli army command acknowledged the raid and said the targets had "served as bases for planning and launching attacks against Israel.'' "All our planes returned safely and the pilots reported the destruction of the targets," the Israeli statement said. Police said incoming and outgoing traffic at the Beirut airport was suspended for 15 minutes as a precaution. It was the first time this year that Israeli jets hit targets that close to Beirut. The sound of explosions could be heard across the city as the jets criss-crossed the skies, drawing anti-aircraft fire from guerrilla positions. Police said the planes released air balloons to deflect heat-seeking, shoulder- fired SAM-7 missiles unleashed by guerrillas. No planes were hit. The attack came a day after a volley of Katyusha rockets was fired from south Lebanon into a community in north Israel. An Israeli army spokesman said the rockets shattered windows and damaged citrus trees, but caused no injuries. Five Houses Firebombed In Belfast PHAROS-TRIBUNE - BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Firebombers today set five houses ablaze in Protestant North Belfast in apparent retaliation for a gun and grenade attack on an IRA funeral that killed three mourners and wounded 68. Another Irish Republican Army gunman was to be buried in Belfast today as the British-ruled province reeled in shock over Wednesday's attack at the city's Roman Catholic Milltown cemetery. Police said they were holding a Protestant, Michael Stone, who allegedly mounted the attack, and an accomplice. Police gave no other details on the two, who can be held without charge for seven days. The IRA three guerrillas buried Wednesday were slain March 6 bv British soldiers in Gibraltar, while unarmed and allegedly planning a bomb attack. A spokesman at Belfast police headquarters today said the firebombing of the five houses appeared to be a sectarian attack. He said a woman was treated in a hospital for smoke inhalation but no other injuries were reported. The gun and grenade attack at the cemetery on Wednesday touched off rioting throughout the province that continued into early today in Belfast and Londonderry. No injuries were immediately reported. Police said Catholic gangs stole 24 vehicles in Belfast and two in Londonderry, setting many of them ablaze. They said rioters bombarded security forces with gasoline bombs, rocks and bottles filled with acid. Stay Of Execution Granted For Six In South Africa Loganland's Auctioneer For Your Auction Larry W. Aaron PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - A Supreme Court judge today granted a four-week stay of execution for the "Sharpeville Six," blacks whose scheduled hanging Friday prompted a massive international clemency campaign. Shortly before the court hearing began in Pretoria, a car bomb exploded outside a courthouse and police station 25 miles away in Krugersdorp, killing three black men, one of them a policeman, and injuring 16 people. Black leaders had warned the hangings might provoke violence, although there was no immediate evidence linking the blast to the Sharpeville case. At Pretoria Supreme Court, lawyers for the condemned five men and one woman presented evidence of alleged perjury by one of the prosecution's chief witnesses. Justice W.J. Human, who sentenced the six for complicity ;in the 1984 mob murder of a black town councilor, asked the lawyers how much time they would need to prepare a formal application for a new trial. They said four weeks would be .needed. President P.W. Botha told black Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a meeting Wednesday night he would not intervene in the case and the only way the six could be reprieved was if Human ruled there was significant new evidence. Tutu was outside Pretoria Supreme Court today with relatives of the convicted. Both the trial court and the appeal court found no evidence that the Sharpeville six committed the murder for which they are to hung at dawn Friday in Pretoria Central Prison. They were convicted in a non-jury trial by white judges under the doctrine of "common cause," which holds they were responsible for the Sept. 3, 1984 death of Sharpeville deputy Mayor .Jacob Dlamini because they were found to be part of a mob of 100 people who stoned and burned him to death. In Durban and Cape Town, protesters demonstrated at U.S. .and British diplomatic missions, urging stronger pressure by those countries to avert the hangings. The government's Information Ministry held simultaneous news conferences in Pretoria and Cape Town today SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a Decree to me directed from the Clerk ol the Cass Superior Courl, in a cause wherein BANG ONE, Plaintill, and RONALD HOWARD FREEMAN AND ELIZABETH A. FREEMAN, husband and wife, Defendants, requiring me to make the sum oi Nine Thousand Four Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Eighty-three Cents, with interest on Said Decree and costs, I will expose at Public Sale, to the highest bidder, on Tuesday, the 19th day of April A,D. 1988, between the hours of 10:00 o'clock A. M. ol said day, al the office of the Sheriff ol Cass County, Indiana, the Real Estate, situate in County ol Cass, State oi Indiana, to-wit: A part of the East hall of the Soulheas! Quarter of Section 33. Township 25 North, Range 2 East, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast Corner of Section 33. 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Bitterly cold winds raked Nome as the flushed and perspiring 33-year-old Alaskan cruised beneath the log-arch finish at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday. "It means a lot to me to win three years in a row," said a smiling Butcher, the only musher to win three consecutive Iditarods, as she hugged her frosty-faced lead dogs, Granite and Tolstoy. "I very much want four," said Butcher, who has competed in 11 of the grueling races and earned $30,000 for Wednesday's victory. "I guess I want five." Although the weather "was pretty nasty," Butcher said this morning, it was to her advantage "because my dogs are good in that type of conditions." Butcher, who appeared with Granite on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," said the dog "came through with flying colors. He's got to get a good bone for this one." Butcher finished after 11 days, 11 hours, and 41 minutes, a record for the race's longer northern route from Anchorage to Nome. Last year, her time of 11 days, 2 hours set a record for the shorter southern route. Her closest rival, Martin Buser of .Big Lake, trailed by 14 hours Wednesday night. "What gave me the jump on Martin was that storm we had last night," Butcher said. "I knew, when I heard we were going to have winds, that was the best thing that could happen, because I knew mine would pull through it." '{Johnson THIS WEEKEND BE SURE TO ATTEND CULVER MARINA'S snow Saturday & Sunday, March 19-20 10a.m. to 6 p.m. •Savings •Prizes •Refreshments •See the largest selection of boats we have ever had! N/1ARINA 3000 EAST SHORE DR. CULVER, INDIANA 46511 219-842-3375

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