The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 3, 1986 · Page 1
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 1

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, January 3, 1986
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T"1 Salina T 1 1 he Journal Home Edition — 25 Cents Salina, Kansas FRIDAY January 3,1986 115th year—No. 3 —16 Pages U.S. seeks help from Europe against Libya By The New York Times WASHINGTON — The United States again urged Western European nations on Thursday to follow the American lead and impose economic and political sanctions against Libya for its purported support of terrorist groups. The United States also said it agreed with Israel that the attacks last week at the Rome and Vienna airports called for broader reaction, not just retaliation by Israel or the United States. Officials said they were aware that no Western European country was willing to use force against Libya or against terrorist bases in the Middle East, leaving military moves to Israel and the U.S. But the hope was that the latest attacks would induce at least some Western European countries to stop buying Libyan oil or to sever diplomatic relations with Libya. The Europeans have been reluctant to do so because of close economic relations with Libya and dependence on Libyan oil. A senior State Department official said no thought was being given to joint military action with Israel against Libya because the United States did not want to seem in collusion with Israel against an Arab country. This meant that any military action would have to be undertaken separately by either Israel or the United States. The official, who did not seem to believe that the United States would decide on a military move, said that some high officials were frustrated over the lack of an American military response to the repeated killing of Americans by terrorists, including the five Americans killed at an airport in Rome. "My appraisal of the situation is that there is mounting frustration in the administration," the official said. "We have condemned and deplored terrorist activities, which have involved a number of fatalities of Americans. Up until now, it has been only words. There is a mounting feeling that we have to put our money where our mouth is." But he said that the government still was insisting on being able to pinpoint a target before making a military move. "That is the dilemma we have," he said. "We deplore escalation and, on the other hand, we don't want the terrorists to feel they can get off scot- free." See related story, Page 2 Secretary of State George P. Shultz, he said, remains the most outspoken advocate of using force. But even Shultz agrees on the need to have a specific target, such as a base for Abu Nidal terrorists. Such targets are difficult to identify. There has been no indication from Defense Department officials that American military action against Libya is planned, although American officials continue not to rule it out. Pentagon officials said on Thursday that the carrier Coral Sea, which had been in port in Italy, was due to go back on station in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday. It would thus be in position if any military moves were contemplated. Government officials voiced frustration at the refusal of Western Europeans so far to impose the kind of sanctions against Libya that the United States imposed five years ago. But the officials said they hoped that the Italian government would do something as a result of the Rome attack. Charles E. Redman, a State Department spokesman, refused to comment on the prospect of any military action either against the Abu Nidal group, which the United States has accused of responsibility for the Rome and Vienna airport attacks, or against Libya, which it has charged with aiding the Abu Nidal group. The thrust of his statements on Thursday was to enlist wide international support against Libya and terrorists in general. Redman said the United States was considering offering a reward for the apprehension of Abu Nidal. Cathy Bogart, 4, and her dog, Sir Kraut, pay little attention to Thursday's strong winds as they play in the sunshine. Wind sweeps mobile home off road By LAURIE OSWALD Staff Writer Although the day was warm and no snowdrifts hampered traffic, Thursday's January weather nonetheless caused problems for motorists, who had to fight strong winds gustingtoGOmph. The winds blew a 70-foot long mobile home off of Interstate 70 a half mile east of the Ellsworth interchange. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Alvin Matheson said the accident happened about 11:20 a.m. when a gust of wind dumped the mobile home into the right ditch and turned the truck on its top in the driving lane. Driver Clarence Pfannenstiel, 66, Hays, was treated at Ellsworth County Veterans Memorial Hospital for back pains, according to a hospital spokeswoman. His wife, Rose, 70, suffered minor scrapes in the accident. Pfannenstiel was moving the mobile home from the Schult factory at Plainville for Drive A Way, a mobile home transportation service based in Aurora, Colo., Matheson said. The mobile home was demolished, and the truck was badly damaged, Matheson said. Damages totaled more than $20,000. It's illegal to transport mobile homes when winds exceed 25 mph, Matheson said. According to reports from the Salina Municipal Airport and the National Weather Service in Concordia, winds across the state Thursday ranged from 40 to 60 mph. "A bi| low-pressure system came through here from the northwest," said Don Adcock, weather service specialist at Concordia. By evening the winds had died down to 15-20 mph, Adock said] "We're in Kansas. The winds start i at sunrise and die down at sunset." Visibility at Dodge City at one poll in the day was only three because of blowing dust, Adock said. Winds today are expected to be out of the southwest, 15-25 mph, Adock said. Jerry Stoor, general manager at Flower Aviation, 2524 Hein, said even though small planes could land and take off in the high wind they had trouble taxiing. "The taxiing in from the ramp was difficult when the crosswinds hit them," Stoor said. Woman thought to have died is alive at hospital MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A woman who was identified as having died in a fire turned out to be alive at a hospital, while her friend's body was cremated under the survivor's name, authorities said Thursday. Mary Underwood, 66, was in critical condition at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston after suffering severe burns during the fire that killed her husband, Paul, and another woman. The mistake became apparent when Underwood regained consciousness Wednesday. "Apparently, she initially began to mouth the name Mary," said Arthur Underwood, the woman's son. "They thought she was asking how Mary was and not that she was Mary." The second victim was Nancy (See Alive, Page 7) Reagan/ Madrid ready to begin talks MEXICALI, Mexico (AP) — Presidents Reagan and Miguel de la Madrid are to meet today for the fourth time, with a long agenda ready for their brief conference on U.S.-Mexico relations. The visit to this border city, tacked onto Reagan's return to Washington from a New Year's break in California, will be his second to Mexico since de la Madrid took office in December 1982. Economic issues are expected to dominate the four hours of talks, but the other topics that affect the nations and their 1,750-mile border — from illegal drug trafficking to immigration — are up for discussion. An agreement to cooperate on cleaning up cross-border pollution was signed in August 1983 during Reagan's first meeting in Mexico with de la Madrid. But U.S. and Mexican officials said no formal agreements were expected to be signed this time, and both sides said the meeting would have a low profile. "They're daily life issues — not life or death as with Moscow," said a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mexicali is the quiet capital of Northern Baja California state, separated from its California counterpart Calexico by a chain-link fence. It is a pleasant, modem city in the center of the Mexicali Valley cotton- growing region, known as the Imperial Valley on the U.S. side of the border. Reagan and de la Madrid will talk in the state capitol, located across from the local bull ring. De la Madrid will be looking for continued credit and better trade terms for Mexico as it tries to work out of an economic crisis that has persisted throughout his term. Endorsement of Mexico's need for $4 billion in new credit from international lenders next year, stated previously by Treasury Secretary" Jesus Silva Herzog, also would be welcome. I The downturn in the international market for petroleum, which ae-I counts for about three-fourths of: Mexico's export income, can only: complicate the economic outlooir here. Mexico, the United States'- largest foreign supplier of crude oil,announced its latest reduction in- prices Monday night. •;_£ Today A SALINA ATTORNEY files a lawsuit in an effort to stop the planned demolition of the Great Plains Building. See story, Page 3. INVESTIGATORS STILL ARE seeking clues in the death of singer Rick Nelson, who died in a plane crash. See story, Page 12. Classified 13-14 Entertainment 16 Fun 15 Living Today 8 Local/Kansas 3 Markets 6 Nation/World 5 On the Record 7 Opinion 4 Sports 9-11 Weather 7 Weather KANSAS - Partly sunny today, highs 45 to 55. Partly cloudy tonight, lows about 20 northwest and about 30 southeast. Mostly sunny Saturday, highs in the 40s. U.N. says drug abuse widespread worldwide, linked to terrorism VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Drug abuse remains a serious problem around the world and in Latin America the narcotics trade finances gun running, terrorism and other crimes, said a United Nations report released Thursday. "The abuse of a variety of drugs ... remains at a high level," said the International Narcotics Control Board's annual report. "An ominous development... is the apparent close connection between drug trafficking ... and the financing of other major criminal activities." It cited other U.N. findings linking drug dealing in unspecified parts of Latin America to "the illegal traffic in firearms, subversion, international terrorism and other criminal activities." But it spoke positively of drug- control efforts by several Latin American countries, and said the Brazilian government is "deeply concerned about the expanding illicit drug cultivation and trafficking ... (and) the expanding problem posed* by the abuse of drugs, particularly cocaine." "Trafficking syndicates are highly organized, and their operations are often linked to the smuggling of weapons and the spreading of violence and terrorism." —A U.N. report The report cited increases in the United States in the use of cocaine and "designer drugs" — chemicals with effects similar to those'of illegal substances but which are often much deadlier. However, it said the percentage of young drug abusers might be decreasing in the United States and Western Europe. The 13-member panel of nongovernmental experts cooperates closely with the World Health Organization and other U.N. organizations in the prevention of drug abuse. The 1961 Convention on Narcotic Drugs is formally accepted by more than 110 countries and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic substances by more than 75 nations. The board V can submit drug control recommendations to states party to the two documents but has no enforcement powers. The 50-page report examined developments by region. It suggested drug dealers in parts of Latin America are among the most powerful in the world. There, "trafficking syndicates are highly organized, and their operations are often linked to the smuggling of weapons and the spreading of violence and terrorism," it said. In the Middle East and parts of Asia, the report said, heroin abuse is "escalating throughout the region" and there is extensive poppy cultivation for illicit opium manufacture. Grandmother wants no part of life in fast lane KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A great-grandmother who won a $34,000 Jaguar in a drawing she didn't even know she entered says she wants no part of life in the fast lane. Pauline Darrah, 67, has told officials of the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund to give the car to someone else because she doesn't even drive. "I don't drive. I don't need a car. I don't know anything about cars. I don't want a car," said Darrah. "I just feel I don't have the time or resources to fool with it." Darrah said she usually walks or rides the bus. The Jaguar was donated to the Christmas Tree Fund by a local car dealership to spur donations to the fund, an annual charity drive for the needy. More than $55,000 in donations were made when the car was donated midway through the fundraising campaign, helping the fund surpass its goal of $155,000, said Jerry Cohen, chairman of the fund. "She does not want to accept the car, period, because she doesn't want to get involved with the taxes and has no use for the car," Cohen said following the drawing Wednesday. Darrah had contributed to the campaign before it was announced there would be a drawing for a car. Officials decided that, to be fair, they would enter names of people who contributed before the car was donated. Darrah said seven of her eight grandchildren are of driving age. Only her great-grandson is too young to care about the car, she said. "I'm not about to make seven of them mad by giving it to one of them, "she said. Cohen said a local company, which he did not identify, had offered to buy the car from Darrah so she could pay taxes, make another donation to the Christmas Fund or keep the cash.

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