The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on October 14, 1993 · Page 11
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GIs Continued from 1-A to the scene of the crashes 1^ hours earlier if they had had armored cars and had not had to wait for tanks and armored personnel carriers from Pakistani and Malaysian contingents. He said he realized after a Sept. 6 rescue mission that they needed the armor. He knew that a request had been made to Washington, but did not know on Oct. 3 that it had been turned down by Defense Secretary Les Aspin. "Yes, we felt vulnerable, and we had no U.S. armor present at the time, Meyerowich said. "But what choice did we have? Ninety Rangers were pinned down and two helicopters crashed, and we were the only ones who could go in to rescue them." Clinton has resisted pressure from Congress to pull out of Somalia, but set a withdrawal date of March 31 and sent reinforcements and heavy armor to protect the American troops until then. The soldiers spoke to reporters in their "day room." Some wore shorts and T-shirts decorated with their regimental emblem, a snarling red dragon, and others were in desert fatigues and carried their rifles. When the Rangers are not in readiness for a rescue mission, they train with incoming troops and spend a lot of time caring for equipment that gets blocked by sand in this semi-desert nation. They relax by reading, playing video games and shooting basketballs. The troops said they were not getting credit for a job well done, and disputed reports the mission was bungled. "What we're doing here, it's a good job," said Spc. Gregory Januscheidis, 25, from Long View, Wash. "We shouldn't spoil it now" by withdrawing. "Aidid is a criminal and a terrorist responsible for the deaths in famine, by starvation, of thousands of innocents," said Staff Sgt. Richard Roberts, 29, of St. Louis. "We came to help people here and we succeeded. But the political tyranny that is reigning in all parts of the world, that's not over. If America goes home now, who can do the job? If we go home the United Nations mission will probably fail and Somalia will probably go back to where it was, or even worse," Roberts said. THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14,1993 THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS 11-A U.S. envoy to captors: Free pilot immediately Associated Press MOGADISHU, Somalia — A U.S. presidential envoy made it plain Wednesday that Washington wouldn't bargain for captured U.S. pilot Michael Durant, as his Somali captors retreated to consider the demand that he be freed at once. "We will not buy prisoners," said Robert Oakley, the former U.S. ambassador to this Horn of Africa nation. Oakley did not rule out a U.S. rescue mission to free Durant. But he hinted that Durant's ordeal v/as almost over. Somali fighters seized the chief warrant officer after his helicopter was shot down during a fierce Oct. 3 battle that killed up to 18 U.S. soldiers. Oakley met earlier with members of the Somali National Alliance, the clan-based political group holding Durant and a Nigerian peacekeeper. The political group is loyal to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid, whose arrest is sought by the United Nations for killing 24 Pakistani peacekeepers in ambushes last June. Aidid's people are blamed for killing at least 121 peacekeepers. The Somali National Alliance met to discuss Oak- leys request for Durantfs freedom and was expected to make a statement shortly, alliance sources said. The Alliance was reported split over freeing Durant and the Nigerian or insisting the United Nations first free 32 Somali prisoners, including four key Aidid aides. School Continued from 1-A the boys mother. August Criss, the boy's maternal grandfather, said, "This system of ticketing the students has become nothing more than a collecting agency for the city." The boy's stepfather agreed. "For some people around here, $88 is a heck of a lot of money," said Dr. J.M. Peacock. "It's nothing more than a method the a'ty uses to collect fines." Getty disagreed with the parent's "collecting agency" theory about the city. "If you look at the court record, you will find the opposite is true," he said. "A fine is assessed only very rarely. Usually I employ other methods, such as having them write me a paper on why they were found guilty." But the trial Wednesday was a jury trial, so Getty did not get to decide the punishment. The jury chose the $100 fine from a possible range of nothing to $200. The parents asked for a jury trial, a first for an incident involving a citation issued at school, at their original court appearance in May. Municipal courts have had jurisdiction in juvenile cases since 1991. Corporal punishment by the schools is being discouraged around the state because of an outcry from parents and lawsuit problems, Getty said. "There isn't any sufficient alternative right now," he said. "We need a forum that can used by school authorities." Ownby said he was perplexed as to why the defense lawyer had subpoenaed him at all, and said the district's system of ticketing the students was in place before he took office in November 1992. "If we want to alleviate these problems, it's going to cost lives. People in power, if they want to do something about it, they have to pay the price and, in this case, the price is lives." Passing Continued from 1-A Lovenla Thomas, Natalie Armantrout, Sumlko Ashton, Melvln Sidney, Eddla Williams, Melvln Dawayne Slnegal, Mike Boffl, JaRue Mansfield, the Rev. Ervlng Gilford, Samantha McKJnney, John McBeth, Dorothy Barb, Teresa Salcado, Emma Holmes, Emma Malone and Bridget! Leach. Happy belated birthday Eletha Austin, Cory Williams and Robert Lee Singleton Jr. Send information concerning friends, relatives or outstanding people in the community to Passing Parade, The Galveston Daily News, P.O. Box 628, Galveston 77553. Items must ba typed or legibly printed. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries will be accepted by phone. Call 744-3611, Ext. 295, prior to 3 p.m. weekdays. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! CaB 744-3811 5 or Metro 488-1009 Circulation Department Clinton, Senate work to avert pullout clash Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Clinton and leading senators signaled some willingness to compromise Wednesday in an effort to avert a showdown over congressional demands for an early withdrawal of U.S. troops from Somalia. Clinton hinted he could be flexible on the date for withdrawal of U.S. troops from the East African nation if some conditions are met, and a leading Senate critic of the president's policy, Robert Byrd, D- W.Va., eased his demand for withdrawal by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the Senate leadership struggled to craft a winnable withdrawal measure. Clinton reiterated his position that the United States would pull out its forces by March 31, but at the same time he indicated he was open to other dates. "We could leave earlier if, No. 1, I'm sure we can do it safely, and, No. 2, it's clear to me that we've done everything that's possible to give the Somalis what you might call survival rights," Clinton said in an interview with Univision, a Spanish-speaking network. Byrd, the Appropriations Committee chairman, had threatened the administration with a measure cutting off all funds for U.S. forces by Dec. 31. But on Wednesday he offered a Feb. 1 deadline—with a provision that Congress could authorize additional time. The White House also sought to appease angry lawmakers by furnishing — two days before it was due — a report defining the military mission as humanitarian and stating emphatically that it is not open-ended. Clinton said in the report that he is sending 3,000 additional Army combat troops to protect U.S. forces, an increase over the 1,700 he announced last week. National security adviser Anthony Lake and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. John Shalikashvili briefed members of the Senate leadership on Somalia report. "We still may not succeed. A lot of people don't think Somalia can be a nation, can't live in peace, a lot of people don't, but I think before we pull out, I think we should do everything we can so that we know we have tried, we have given those folks a chance to survive," Clinton told Univision. The president was working with Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, D-Maine, and Minority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., to counter any challenge to the announced March 31 deadline, said presidential spokeswoman, Dee Dee Myers. _ Birthday Rick-man from your friends at the news , u Fall Sale Buy a new fall print blouse from Binder Sportswear or a Personal Touch and get the matching skirt for 1/2 Price Blouse reg. $32-$44 Skirt reg. $42-$54 Sizes 16W-32W "On the wall clearance" 1 Off Original Prices Dresses-Blouses-Skirts Pants-Shorts Cash & Checks Only 'Oman's corner m PALMS 10 AU • 6 fill f Rl & SAT LIQUOR CASH & CARRY SPECIALS GOOD THRU SAT.. OCT. 16. 1993 NEXT TO RANDALL S ON 61ST ST. 744-6327 sow 1 751 ELLS UKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR STATE WRM IS THERE. HENRY FREUD6NBURC1 fNSUHANCE AGENCY, INC. 6»2AV».S Ph. 744-7111 DENTAL PLAN Sj*cfai croup Rates Available $7/MONTH CALL 740-3601 TODAY! 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Yep, lots of things can happen to a guy with time on his hands. But, if you're in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or the Boys and Girls Club, you can find plenty to do. At the Cub Scout Day Camp, for example, you can learn about cooking outdoors and about making neat things with your own hands. You can make new friends and learn a lot more about the old ones. You can fill your days with adventures and challenges. Your contribution to the United Way during this campaign period will help both girls and boys find new things to with their time. Maybe your were a Scout or a Y.M.C.A. Indian Guide. Maybe your child or grandchild is one now. Maybe it is time you found a way to help. The United Way. RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. Please give to the United Way. United Way Agencies Alcohol Drug Abuse Women's Center American Red Cross Catholic Charities Communities in Schools City of Galveston, Inc. Family Service Center of Galveston County Bay Area Council Boy Scouts Boys and Girls Club of Galveston Gulf Coast Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hospice of Galveston County, Inc St. Vincent's House Salvation Army Seaman's Center South Texas Girl Scout Council Sunshine Training Center Teen Health Center Texas City Men's Center United Way of America/Texas Women's Resource and Crisis Center Y.M.C.A. GALVESTON united way

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