The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 15, 2001 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, April 15, 2001
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AB SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2001 WORLD THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY Bomb explodes in Bangladesh, kills 9 DHAKA, Bangladesh — A bomb exploded during a New Year's celebration early Saturday, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others at an open-air concert in Bangladesh's capital. A second blast about 45 minutes, later injured a police officer who was trying to defuse a bomb he found in Ramna Park. An army bomb disposal squad was called in to detonate a third device found in the park. Inspector General Nurul Huda said police were trying to determine who was behind the explosions in central Dhaka, where 2,000 revelers gathered to bring in the Bengali New Year Seven people were killed instantly, according to doctors who said at least 26 people were taken to state-run hospitals. With several of the injuries critical, the death toll was expected to rise, police said. Witnesses said they saw police carry away several bodies, some of them torn apart. Hezbollah rockets hit Israeli tank, kill 1 ; KFAR CHOUBA, Lebanon — Hezbollah fighters hit an Israeli tank in the Golan Heights with a rocket Saturday, killing a soldier and prompting Israeli air strikes on suspected guerrilla hide-outs in southern Lebanon. The Hezbollah's Sagger rocket destroyed the Israeli tank in the Chebaa Farms area, a disputed zone in the Israeli-occupied Golan along the Lebanese border The Israeli army confirmed one soldier was killed, and military officials speaking on condition of anonymity said three others were wounded. In retaliation, Israeli jets bombed targets in south Lebanon, an army spokesman said. Military officials said the planes conducted two strikes in quick succession, one near the border and another a mile into Lebanon. U .S. grants asylum to two key figures KIEV, Ukraine — The United States has granted political asylum to a fugitive Ukrainian security officer who accused President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the killing of a critical journalist, and to the journalist's wife, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday A Foreign Ministry statement said the asylum for Maj. Mykola Melnichenko amounted to sheltering a man suspected of causing significant damage to national security The step could complicate relations between the two countries and strengthen claims by some Russians and Ukrainians that Washington has tacitly supported the political opposition with the goal of ousting Kuchma. From Wire Service Reports V\BioGoard Pool School gJpoo \»5P'» April 23, products 6:30 p.m. 823-7512 g SUNFLOWER We Need... Clothing • Furniture Miscellaneous Pick-ups Availiihle SAlVmON ARMY THRIFT STORE Mon.-Sat. 9:00 p.m. W 157 S. 5th'Salina 823-1409 TUXES $^^95 aro no S. Santa Fe • 823-8181 • RUSSIA Gas giant takes over TV Only independent TV network in Russia is tal<en over in tlie nigiit By The Associated Press MOSCOW — The Kremlin- connected gas giant Gazprom took control of Russia's lone independent nationwide television network Saturday, tossing out resistant journalists and installing a new, pliant team during a nighttime takeover. Anchors and other employees exiled from NTV — taking with them cameras, equipment and even their portraits off the walls — scrambled to broadcast from a smaller station and denounced the takeover as a Kremlin ^attempt to silence a station tliat has been critical of President Vladimir Putin. End of two-week standoff The move on the station ended a two-week standoff over NTV — the only nationwide network not controlled by the state — in which rebel journalists refused to recognize the Gazprom-appointed management, led by American financier Boris Jordan. Before dawn, NTV security staff were ordered to leave and were replaced, and soon Jordan moved into the offices of the ousted general-director, Yevgeny Kiselyov. At 8:06 a.m., anchor Andrei Norkin was cut off in mid-sentence during a broadcast — and by the 10 a.m. newscast, an anchor loyal to Gazprom was on the air. Caring... \ Respect... Trust. 401 West Iron. Salina / (785) 823-3456 Concerns mount about child slavery By The Associated Press COTONOU, Benin — U.N. and government officials worried Saturday that children stranded on what was believed to be a slave ship lacked food and water as the boat, turned away from two ports, remained in waters off Africa. The Nigerian-registered MV Etireno was thought to have left Benin's commercial capital, Cotonou, clandestinely about three weeks ago. Government officials said they were only informed about the ship Wednesday when port officials in Douala, Cameroon, turned it away because they suspected child trafficking. Officials in Libreville, Gabon, had previously refused to allow the boat to dock for the same reason. "UNICEF is concerned about the health, nutrition and psychological welfare of these children," said Nicolas Pron, program manager, U.N. children's agency in Benin. "They are very likely in unsanitary circumstances. We don't know about food. We don't know about water" It was unclear how many children were aboard — reports ranged between 100 and illS AUTO, LIFE. TALK TO A REAL, LIVE PERSON WHO'S IN THE SAME PHONE BOOK AS YOU. Derek Lanoue 116 E. Iron 785-820-2860 /lllstate. Yciu'ro (n goof linncU. Alltuio LKc liiiiiranCD CaiiipAn)r. I loino Office: Norilibrook. Illlnoli. We Buy Used Treadmills. PLflv IT nGflin POIOTS 1833 S. 9th / Kraft Manor / 826-4900 r 825-8124 115 W. Woodland In north Salina )usl off Santa Fe PRINTING COMPANy, INC. ;g Hunt Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center • All area children 12 and under are invited to join in the fun. Hope to see you there! 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Sanla Fc, Suile lA 1^*1 Salina, KS 67401 785-827-.1606 ^^lATlo^si UNDE Thursday, May 3rd 50lh Anniversary of the National Day of Prayer "Stronger Families for a Stronger America" Salina Prayer Breakfast, May 3rd, 7 a.m. at Heritage Hall *9'»«ckets available at: Bicentennial Center Green Lanterns McCoy's Bennington State Banks YOUTH EVENT UPLINK At KWU Sam 's Chapel May 2nd, 6:30 p.m. SATELLITE SOUL CONCERT Joe White, Speaker President of tlie Kanakuk Sports Kamps, PromiseKecper speaker Fowtder of Kids Across America, Former Texas A&M Coacli The right tools for the job, the right contractor... ...the ri improvemen We've hit the mil on the head with exceptiom Execuline Home Improvement Loans from a name earned your trust - Capitol Federal Customer Service Center; 1-888-8CA (1-888-822-7333) any day 7am -;i MEMBER FDIC CAPPED, Because we built a brand new facility to serve you, we are expanding our sales staff! We want to Welcome: Phil Padllta If**^ J**''". 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