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Monday, April 11, 1988
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World Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter ISTANBUL, Turkey - Orthodox Christians mixed national pride and religious fervor Sunday in Easter celebrations around the world. More than 3,500 Orthodox faithful, mostly Greeks on pilgrimage, watched Patriarch Dimi-trios of Istanbul emerge from church after a midnight Mass. Di-mitrios, religious leader of the world's 200 million Orthodox Christians, carried lighted candles to symbolize the Christian belief in Christ's resurrection. In Vatican City, Pope John Paul II sent Easter greetings to Orthodox celebrants. Eastern Orthodox churches, organized mainly along national lines, do not recognize the Roman Catholic pope's authority over their activities. Panamanian doctors report shortages PANAMA CITY, Panama -Doctors and pharmacists said Sunday that a lack of dollars caused by U. S. economic sanctions is causing a shortage of medicines and broad cuts in hospital services. Officials at pharmacies and hospitals said they are cutting services, running short of some medicines and have stopped elective surgery, X-rays and laboratory tests. State television Sunday showed the arrival of 800 pounds of medicine sent by Cuba "as a move of solidarity with the Panamanian people." Jewish settlers want report on girl's death JERUSALEM Jewish settlers demanded Sunday that the army chief of staff turn over an army report that a 15-year-old Israeli girl was killed accidentally by a settler's gun. They insisted she was shot by an Arab. The settlers and some legislators, including some from Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Likud bloc, condemned the army for leaking details before the investigation of Wednesday's clash was finished. From wire reports Statesman-Journal 280 Church St. NE Salem, Oregon ADMINISTRATION President and Publisher William R. 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If you notify us by 9 30 a m. weekdays or 10 a m. on weekends about a missed delivery and you live in the Salem area, a copy will be radio dispatched to you For unresolved problems write to Circulation Director. Statesman-Journal, P O. Box 13009. Salem, OR 97309 The Statesman-Journal is published every morning by the Statesman-Journal Co.. Inc., a subsidiary of the Gannett Co . Inc., 280 Church St N E., Salem. Oregon 97301 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Statesman-Journal. PO Box 13009, Salem, Oregon 97309 Second class postage paid at Salem. Oregon. PUBLICATION NUMBER: ISSN 0739-5507 CARRIER DELIVERY: $10 50 per month every day. including Sunday $6 00 per month. Monday through Saturday, without Sunday. $4 50 per month, Sunday only, MOTOR ROUTE: $1125 daily and Sunday. $6.75 daily only. $4 50 Sunday only. IN-OREGON MAIL DELIVERY: $163 00 per year, Monday through Sunday. Other rates on request. OUTSIDE-OREGON MAIL DELIVERY. Rates on request. The publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of a subscription upon 30 days notice This notice may be by mail to the subscriber, by notice contained in the newspaper itself, or otherwise Subscription rate changes may be implemented by changing the uuia'Liun oi Hie Suoscnptiun. Mail subscriptions are not accepted in areas served by carrier delivery. Amrriwitioii dunnp iiplodtes in Paklstaii Shower of grenades, ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - An ammunition dump exploded Sunday, sending flames 500 feet into the air and grenades and anti-aircraft missiles screaming in all directions. Officials said more than 70 people were killed and at least 800 injured. Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, looked like a city at war after the exploding dump showered it and adjacent Rawalpindi with grenades and shells of all shapes and sizes. "It's the worst disaster we've ever had in Islamabad," an emergency room doctor said at the National Medical Institute while he directed ambulances with a bullhorn. Prime Minister Mohammad Khan June-jo ordered an investigation into the blast. Officials said the explosion was caused by a fire but that they did not know how the fire started. Several hours later in Karachi, a bomb exploded in a flower vase in the cargo section of the offices of Saudi Airlines, injuring three people. Police said three floors of the eight-story building in the heart of the port city were damaged. Karachi is about 650 miles southwest of Islamabad. Casualty counts were still unofficial Sun Reagan: Soviet LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) President Reagan said Sunday that the expected withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan was "a major contribution" to improving East-West relations. Reagan also pledged continued U. S. military aid to the Afghan rebels. Differences about U. S, Ronald Reagan and Soviet aid to rival factions in Afghanistan had been an AT NORDSTROM, WE ARE COMMITTED TO OFFERING OUR CUSTOMERS THE BEST VALUES ON QUALITY MERCHANDISE, AND WE RE PROUD OF OUR PRICES. At Nordstrom, we take casual clothing seriously. So when you come to us, you'll get some of the highest quality, best priced weekend wear around, all guaranteed by the Nordstrom name. And that is a claim no one else can make. 2 N0RSP0RT POLO-STYLE SHIRT Traditional style in pure cotton. Pink, white, turquoise or jade, s-m-l. 321 PULL-ON PANTS Pure comfort, in durable cotton sheeting. White, black, khaki, royal, red or pink, 6 - Salem Centre, in Town Square. L4 missiles kills 70 day night in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, which have a combined population of more than 4.5 million. "Our hearts are broken and our eyes are welled up," President Mohammad Zia ul-Haq said in a statement from Kuwait, where he was attending an Islamic summit. He announced that he would return immediately to Islamabad. The first explosion occurred at about 9:55 a.m., shortly after the start of the Moslem work week. Within minutes, hundreds of grenades and missiles took off, some landing and exploding more than six miles away. For the next 35 minutes, fragments whizzed overhead, slamming into buildings and roads. Some scored direct hits on buses and cars. One rocket struck the auditorium of the International School of Islamabad where the pupils, mostly children of foreign diplomats, had sought refuge. It started a fire, but none of the children was hurt, school officials said. Another rocket landed just outside the U. S. Embassy compound, but there was no damage. The ammunition dump is at Faizabad Crossing, near the capital's border with withdrawal in obstacle to negotiations in Geneva on a settlement of the eight-year war and the withdrawal of an estimated 115,000 Soviet troops. But the two sides appear to have agreed on a compromise under which the Soviets will continue giving aid to the government while the United States gives assistance to the insurgents. Reagan, in a speech to the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, said he anticipated an agreement would ,be signed in Geneva "in the very near future" for a So COMMITMENT TO VALUE 20, Statesman-Journal, AP photo A Pakistani mother, identified as Anna, is consoled after learning that her house was destroyed Sunday and her three children were missing after an ammunition dump exploded. Rawalpindi. Eyewitnesses said several trucks with Afghan license plates were parked near the army facility, suggesting that some of the ordnance was earmarked for Afghan rebels fighting Soviet-backed government troops in Afghanistan. Pakistan serves as a conduit for U. S. military aid to the insurgents, but neither Pakistani nor U. S. officials would comment on the nature of the depot's contents. Afghanistan will help relations viet withdrawal. The pact, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations, is expected to be signed this week, with the Soviet Union and the United States guaranteeing a settlement of the war. "If that accord is complied with, and the Soviets withdraw irrevocably from that long-suffering country, this will be a great victory for its heroic people, whom we shall continue to support," Reagan said. "It will also be a major contribution to the improvement of East-West relations." The United States had offered to cut off n d r fii ; ; : H '-A ) p" j "S .jjgjjgt ..... ' 'Hill lH. ,'. vl Salem, Ore., Monday, April 11, 1988, 3A Afghan guerrillas shoot down plane near Soviet border ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -Afghan guerrillas shot down a Soviet-built passenger plane near the Soviet border Sunday, and all 29 people aboard were killed, Afghanistan government radio reported. Radio Kabul, monitored in Islamabad, reported that the Antonov-26 passenger plane was flying between Maimaneh, in Afghanistan's northwestern Faryab province, and Mazar Sharif, in the Balkh province. The cities are about 145 miles apart. The report said the dead included two children and that the plane was shot down at about 3:10 a.m. The plane carried 23 passengers and six crew members, according to the report. The report did not say whether the plane was a Soviet transport or a civilian airliner of the domestic Bakh-tar airline. The Afghan airline also has been known to carry commercial passengers in planes with military markings. The reported downing came three days after the United Nations announced an agreement to end the war between Moslem guerrillas and Afghanistan's Soviet-backed government and clear the way for the removal of Soviet troops. aid to the Afghan rebels but insisted that the Soviets stop supplying the Afghan government. The Kremlin balked, saying it was obligated by treaty to aid the Kabul regime. Offering a compromise, the United States suggested a policy of "symmetry" allowing the two sides to give assistance to rival factions. Reagan stopped in Las Vegas briefly before flying back to Washington on Sunday night after a 10-day vacation at his moun-taintop ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. d 5 1 r o m

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