The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 9, 1986 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Thursday, January 9,1986 Page 5 Mandela challenges expulsion order JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) Black activist Winnie Mandela appeared in Supreme Court Wednesday to challenge a government order banning her from her Soweto home. In other developments, 1 thousands of black students' boycotted schools across the country on the first day of the new school year, and police said they shot to death a' guerrilla of the outlawed African National Congress in Soweto and arrested "a number" of other guerrillas Mandela and seized a cache of Soviet-made weapons. A six-member U.S. congressional delegation met President P.W. Botha, and afterwards one member said he was "not encouraged at all" that the white government would move toward abolishing apartheid. Mandela, giving black-power salutes and smiling, was mobbed by about 250 cheering blacks as she left Supreme Court at the end of the first day of the hearing where she is challenging the expulsion order. The hearing on her suit, the first time she has challenged the government in court through restrictions dating back 23 years, was to resume today. Mandela's lawyer, Sidney Kentridge, argued that the Dec. 21 order banning her from Johan- nesburg, its black township of Soweto and adjoining Roodepoort was invalid both because Law and Order Minister Louis Le Grange gave no reasons and because its execution was "inhuman." "No doubt there are hundreds of thousands of people in South Africa, if not millions, who would be glad to put her up in their spare room," said Kentridge, a white. "But that is not making a home. It is completely inhuman to say to someone, you must leave your house now." Since police dragged Mandela from her Soweto home on Dec. 21, she has twice been arrested for attempting to return. Group recommends that U.S. fight acid rain WASHINGTON (AP) — A $5 billion American expenditure to develop cleaner methods of burning coal was recommended Wednesday by a U.S.- Canadian study group as the "minimum program" needed to fight acid rain. President Reagan reserved judgment on the report. "The seriousness of the problem, especially as it affects diplomatic relations with Canada, dictates that we act," former Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis, the president's representative on the study team, said in a letter to Reagan. Lewis and former Ontario Premier William Davis were appointed to study the problem 10 months ago after a meeting between Reagan and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Lewis acknowledged that "it's going to be a serious problem" winning administration approval to spend large sums in a year when the Gramm-Rudman budget deficit reduction act requires automatic cuts in government spending. But he said, "We think that it's about the minimum program that we can establish that will make a significant difference over a period of time." A statement from Reagan said, "I look forward to discussing this matter further" with the prime minister. The report calls for industry to put up half the money that would be spent during the next five years. Projects should be favored that would "have the potential for the largest emissions reductions" and "retrofit technologies applicable to the largest number of existing sources," especially those that "contribute to transboundary air pollution." About half the acid rain in Canada originates from emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from American power plant and factory smokestacks as well as pollutants from motor vehicles. Environmentalists blame acid rain for the ecological "death" of hundreds of lakes on sensitive soils in New England, New York, Ontario and Quebec. Canada has called for a reduction of 12 million tons of sulfur dioxide in the eastern United States, roughly half the total. That would require expensive smokestack scrubbers and cost utilities an estimated $6.9 billion or more, an amount Lewis said had "no chance at all." In the past, Reagan has expressed skepticism that acid rain is a problem. Unemployment rate falls to six-year low WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment last month dipped below 7 percent for the first time in nearly six years, with a rebound in manufacturing helping create 237,000 new jobs in December, the government said Wednesday. The number of people listed as unemployed fell by 138,000 in December, dropping the civilian jobless rate to 6.9 percent, the Labor Department said. The December rate was down 0.1 percent from November and 0.2 percent from September and October. Employment in December, aided by strong growth in both service- related and manufacturing jobs, reached an all-time high of 108.2 million, the department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said. The ranks of the unemployed shrank from 8,161,000 in November to 8,023,000. December's unemployment rate was the lowest since April 1980, when it also was 6.9 percent and was on the rise because of a recession. "With this strong year-end finish, we can reasonably expect to exceed the administration's forecast of a 6.7 percent average unemployment rate for 1986," said White House spokesman Larry Speakes. Because the administration includes the nearly 1.7 million members of the armed forces stationed in the United States in its employment calculations, getting down to 6.7 National Unemployment Seasonally Adjusted Percentage of Work Force Presently Unemployed Source U S Department ol Labor r8.O- J FMAMJ J ASONO •1985* Dec.'84 Nov/85 Dec.'SS 7.2%| | 7.0%| I 6.9%| percent would require only another 0.1 percent drop from the December level. Including the military as part of the work force, the seasonally adjusted figures released Wednesday showed unemployment in December at 6.8 percent and for 1985 as a whole at 7.2 percent. Shuttle launch scrubbed for a record sixth time CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Columbia's launch was postponed for the sixth time Wednesday — tying a record for delays of a shuttle mission — when technicians found a stuck fuel valve in a main engine. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration tentatively reset the launch from this morning to 5:55 a.m. CST Friday, but said that date would depend on correcting the valve problem. The crew includes former Salina resident Steve Hawley. While checking the engines for possible damage after Tuesday's fifth postponement, technicians discovered a valve that had failed to close properly in a liquid oxygen line of one of the engine. The valve was removed and a replacement was being tested. NASA said this could not be completed in time to achieve a launch today. Even without the valve problem, the launch team might have had a tough time getting Columbia off the pad today. The forecast called for wind, rain and clouds, with the weather system probably lingering into Friday. The postponement ties Discovery's maiden flight in 1984 for the most number of scrubs of a single mission. As Columbia remained Earthbound, the crew for .the next shuttle mission participated in a successful countdown test aboard Challenger on an adjoining launch pad Wednesday. Challenger is scheduled to lift off Jan. 23, but Columbia's problems could sh'p that date a day or two, officials said. Aboard that flight will be Christa McAuliffe, a social studies teacher from Concord, N.H., who was selected through the space agency's citizen-in-space program. NASA scrubbed Columbia's launch Tuesday for the second straight day. Bonner to have bypass surgery BOSTON (AP) — Heart bypass surgery has been scheduled for Monday for Soviet dissident Yelena Bonner, wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, a spokesman at Massachusetts General Hospital said. Bonner, 62, who suffers severe angina, or heart pain, will be admitted to the hospital Sunday. The surgery will be performed Monday. "Medical therapy has not controlled the angina," Bonner's cardiologist, Dr. Adolph flutter, said. 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