The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 3, 1986 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Friday, January 3,1986 Page 5 Fighting continues in Beirut BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Christians and Moslems fought in the hills outside Beirut and in south Lebanon Thursday, and President Amin Gemayel met with Syrian leaders trying to make a Damascus- sponsored peace initiative work. Gemayel went to Damascus amid growing signs of a power struggle between him and the nation's largest Christian militia over the accord that was designed to end Lebanon's 10- year civil war. Israeli-backed Christian militiamen battled Syrian-backed Moslems and leftists about 25 miles south of Beirut. In the mountains just east of the capital, security sources reported heavy fighting around the town of Souk el-Gharb between Christian units of the Army and Druse gunners on surrounding bluffs. There was no immediate word of casualties in the latest battles between the Christian army units, who are loyal to Gemayel, and the militiamen of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt, one of Gemayel's harshest critics. The sectarian skirmishes cast doubt on the longevity of the Syrian- sponsored peace pact signed by Lebanon's three most powerful militias: The Christian Lebanese Forces who operate in east Beirut and north of the capital, the Druse who are in west Beirut and the central mountains, and the Shiite Moslem Amal organization based in west Beirut and south Lebanon. However, none of those three was fighting each other Thursday. Their peace agreement, signed last Saturday, was the latest in a long series of similar accords, many of which broke down within hours of a cease- fire. Security sources in Sidon reported that the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army and the Popular Liberation Army, a Syrian-backed alliance of leftist and Moslem militias, battled with artillery, tanks and rockets east of the city. There was no immediate report of casualties in the escalating border tension around Israel's self- proclaimed "security belt" in south Lebanon where at least six clashes were reported Wednesday. Guerrillas fired five Soviet-made Katyusha rockets into Israel's northern Galilee Thursday, Israeli military sources reported in Tel Aviv. One of the rockets hit Kiryat Snmona, the first time the border town has been hit since the Israelis smashed Palestinian bases in the June 1982 invasion of Lebanon. The other four rockets exploded harmlessly near the border. The Israelis reported no casualties. United Nations sources said 11 rockets hit the border enclave Wednesday. The Lebanese charge that Israel is provoking clashes in an effort to break the Damascus peace pact, arguing that it is in Israel's interest to keep Lebanon in turmoil and disrupt Syrian initiatives to pacify its neighbor. The Israelis accuse Syria, Moscow's main Arab ally, of encouraging Moslem and Palestinian forces to attack the Israelis' last foothold in Lebanon. Judy Wilson's husband, John, was one of the guards still being held hostage Thursday. West Virginia prisoners promise to release 7 remaining hostages MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Rioting prisoners who controlled the West Virginia Penitentiary for a second day Thursday freed all but seven of their 16 hostages and pledged to release the rest today after being promised a meeting with Gov. Arch Moore. Six hostages were released shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, an hour and 15 minutes after the televised signing of a negotiated settlement between the inmates and state officials. Three captives who complained of medical problems were released earlier. The six were taken to Reynolds Memorial Hospital, where spokesman Mark Sniegocki said they would be kept overnight. They did not appear injured other than having suffered "minor cuts, bruises and mental stress," he said. John Price, Moore's press secretary, said the remaining seven hostages would be released today, and that officials expected the signed agreement to "produce a peaceful end to this situation." One inmate was killed by fellow prisoners during the uprising, which began at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when up to 200 inmates brandishing homemade knives overpowered guards. The riot was triggered by anger over restrictions on "contact visits" by prisoners' families and by conditions in the 120-year-old prison, officials said. Sixteen hostages initially were seized in the uprising at the overcrowded maximum-security prison. There are 688 prisoners being held in the prison, where court-ordered reforms have been slow in coming, officials said. PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — About 20,000 blacks poured into the tree-lined streets of Port Elizabeth for the funeral Thursday of white anti-apartheid activist Molly Blackburn, who was revered as a "warrior of justice." Middle-class whites cried and blacks proudly saluted the 55-year- old silver-haired woman, who was a constant opponent of white domination in South Africa. No violence was reported in this port city, 600 miles south of Johannesburg. Blackburn and white civil rights lawyer Brian Bishop died Saturday when their car collided head-on with another vehicle as they returned to O POSTAL JOBS O MAIL HANDLER POSITIONS ($8.86/hr to start) Special announcement for all candidates planning to sign up for the Mail Handler Examination at the Salina Post Office when it is announced. 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Port Elizabeth from interviewing blacks arrested by security police. The driver of the other car was also killed. Blackburn received regular death threats, but her husband, Gavin, said foul play was not suspected. "There are precious few white people in this country who have been able to do what Molly Blackburn has done," said the Rev. Allan Boesak, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and a leading opponent of apartheid. "Molly continues in death what she did all her life," added Boesak, a mixed-race minister whose passport has been confiscated by the white-led government. "She brings us together and anticipates what this country can and should be. She was a true daughter of Africa." 3MThinsy!aj|e UNED JERSEY "GRIPS" 3 99 Pre-curved design hugs the contour ot the hand. Features knit wrist. 715 UTILITY LIGHT 9 77 Switch and side outlet. Metal grounded guard with hook. Tangleproot" coiled cord that stretches from 4 it. to 20 tt 04433 Available at your local PRO Hardware, Home Center. and Building Supply Stores. Experts question economy's health Black South Africans mourn the loss of white anti-apartheid hero Bus loads of chanting blacks began arriving at the stone, 19th-century St. John's Methodist Church two hours after dawn for the mid-morning ceremony. As the crowd swelled, black mourners broke into a "toi toi," a wild dance helped along by mock fighting and harsh slogans against whites. White women shaded by straw sunhats and their husbands, wearing ties and crisp summery suits, moved uneasily among the blacks who filled the streets outside the church. The blacks shouted in Xhosa language of the mother of seven, "She is a soldier. Molly died on our side." "You could say we are getting a look at their way of doing things," said Adrian Bourne, a white who b'ves nearby. BARGAINS OF THE MONTH WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories rose, a modest 1 percent in November even though demand for durable goods fell for the third consecutive month, raising concern among economists about the strength of the economy heading into the new year. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders totaled $197.4 billion in November, a $2 billion gain over the October level and the first increase in three months. However, all of the strength came in demand for non-durable goods, which shot up by 2.5 percent, the biggest increase in this category in five years. Demand for durable goods, items such as cars and appliances that are expected to last three or more years, fell by 0.3 percent. This setback followed even steeper declines in September and October of 0.9 percent and 2 percent, respectively. Because orders for non-durable goods are filled as quickly as they are placed, they provide little indication of production. However, analysts said the string of declines in durable- goods orders was particularly troubling because it could be signaling plant shutdowns and job layoffs. "We have been forecasting a slowdown continuing into the first half of 1986, and this is evidence that it is occurring," said David Berson, an economist with the forecasting firm of Wharton Econometrics in Philadelphia. "This shows that U.S. firms are still finding the trade situation particularly difficult." U.S. manufacturers have been battered for more than a year by a flood of foreign goods made cheaper by the high overseas value of the dollar. While the dollar has been declining, analysts said the drop has not been steep enough or gone on long enough to provide U.S. producers with relief. Berson said economic growth for the October-December period was likely to dip to 2.8 percent from the 3 percent rate in the third quarter. He said economic growth would fall even farther to 2 percent in the first three months of this year before beginning to rise again as the effects of a lower dollar, falling interest rates and lower oil prices begin to revive activity. Michael Evans, head of Evans Economics in Washington, said a string of weaker reports had caused him to revise his estimate of fourth- quarter growth down to 3 percent. The government in a "flash" estimate before the quarter was over said the gross national product was expanding at a 3.2 percent rate in the fourth quarter, but that estimate is subject to major revisions. In a second report Thursday, the Commerce Department said construction spending rose 0.5 percent in November to a new annual rate of $348.2 billion. However, this moderate gain followed downward revisions in earlier months. 1986 Almanacs while supply lasts. 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