The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 1, 1986 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Saturday, February 1,1986 Page 5 Earthquake hits 9 states and Canada By The Associated Press A strong earthquake near Cleveland rumbled through nine states and part of Caiada on Friday, sounding an darm at an unfinished nuclear plant in Ohio and knocking a sign off a building in Pennsylvania, tut apparently causing no injuries/ The U.S. Geological Survey in Washington estimated that the quake, which otfcured about 11 a.m., had a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale of ground movement. It was centered 30 miles northeast of Cleveland. Emergency alarms were activated and employees were sent home at the Perry nuclear plant, 35 miles east of Cleveland. Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. spokesman Lee Bailey said there was no structural damage. Fuel rods on the site waiting to be loaded in reactors were notdamaged, he said. Bailey said the earthquake knocked out a 650-megawatt generator at the company's Eastlake coal-burning plant. However, other generators picked up the slack and no outages were reported. Two coal-fired generators at the'Belle River power plant near Marine City, Mich., also shut down because the tremor triggered a safety device that detects excess vibration, said Carla Gribbs, spokeswoman for Detroit Edison Co. Electric service was not affected, she said. The quake was felt in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, New York and Wisconsin and as far north as Barrie, Ontario. Ira Stohlman, a City Council staff member in Washington, D.C., said the city government building two blocks from the White House shook. "The ceiling looked like it was going to fall down," said Mike Hodgins, a senior at Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, a suburb about 20 miles northeast of Cleveland. "It was just like in the movies. The walls were shaking back and forth." Mentor police dispatcher Jeff Ackerman said a Sears store was closed at the Great Lakes Mall because of the quake, but he knew of no injuries. He said at least one older school building was evacuated to check for cracks. "This quake was significantly larger than previous Ohio quakes, with the exception of one or two in the 1930s," said Mark Wilson, a professor of geology at the College of Wooster. "It's a substantial quake for Ohio, but comparatively minor when you think on an international scale." "Strange things were happening. Chairs were moving. Equipment was moving. We were moving," said Jack Boyle, who works in a state office on the top floor of a five-story building in New Castle, Pa. 5 dead, 61 wounded in Haiti rioting PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) Mobs rioted, buildings were burned and Jean-Claude Duvalier, president-for-life, imposed a state of siege Friday. He told the people of his impoverished land that he was in control, "firm as a monkey's tail." Rioters ran through downtown Port-au-Prince, building bar- », ricades of tires •* and other material, on several streets, I Police used clubs I and opened fire on them. Duvalier Hospitals and witnesses reported at least five people killed in the capitol on Friday and 61 wounded, 16 of them by gunshots. Buildings were reported burning in the towns of Gonaives, Petit- Gonaives, Les Cayes and Cap Haitien. A witness said police drove people off the streets with clubs and tear gas in Cap Haitien, a north-coast port that has been a focus of growing protest against the Duvalier dynasty on this Caribbean island. Government Collapses ^•.^CapHaWen •^SSV^&sTXi''. <••'.' ' . /LJ AIT The State Department gave assurances that more than 15,000 Americans in Haiti were safe. However, it avoided expressing support for Duvalier, and indicated that half the $51 million in U.S. aid Haiti was to receive this year may be held back because of human rights violations. President Reagan's spokesman, Larry Speakes, told reporters Friday morning that Duvalier's government had collapsed and he had fled the country. The White House retracted the statement later, citing "conflicting reports." Duvalier said in a radio broadcast: "The president is here, strong, firm as a monkey's tail." The U.S. Embassy provided a transcript of the broadcast, but it was not clear whether Duvalier made it live or on tape. He also said: "My dear friends, because of wild rumors and nonsense circulated by good-for-nothings for some times (sic) now, I'm obliged to take to the streets." Haitians said the portly, 34-year- old president was seen riding through the streets in one of his bulletproof limousines about 9 a.m. with a heavy military guard. Duvalier went on television and radio for about eight minutes, beginning at 1 p.m., and asked the people to end the violence because he had started projects, which he did not describe, to "let them out of their misery." Speaking in French, he said that he would "do my best to get employers to create more jobs. I understand your impatience.' Haiti, with about 6' million inhabitants, is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. About 77 percent of the people, most of whom speak Creole, have per capita incomes below $150. Government offices and businesses in the capital were closed. People formed long lines at banks to withdraw cash. Disorderly crowds packed the few open supermarkets. A mob was seen gathering at an auto agency run by Ernest Bennett, Duvalier's father-in-law. Streets outside the downtown area were deserted. Duvalier declared the state of siege at 7 a.m., through a communique read on national television and radio, in response to the most sustained protests in Haiti since the Duvalier dynasty was born in 1957. The siege suspends constitutional rights and gives security forces broad powers of search and arrest. Jean-Claude, also known as "Baby Doc," became president-for-life in 1971 at age 19. Pope John Paul begins tumultuous India trip ROME (AP) — Pope John Paul H departed Friday for India on one of the globe-traveling pontiff's most controversial journeys. Awaiting him were protesting Hindu militants and a small divided church sometimes accused of being a threat to the overwhelmingly Hindu nation. The Alitalia Boeing 747 took off from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport for the first official visit to India by a Roman Catholic pope. The 65-year-old pontiff will plunge at once into a full day of activities. Those include four speeches, a Mass, meetings with government officials and a special tribute to Mohandas K. Gandhi, the prophet of nonviolence who led India to independence from Britain in 1947. John Paul said he is coming as a EJOison uo. cjiecmc service was "wi m. a UVC-OH»J uuuumg ui nauon. violence wno iea inaia to not affected, she said. New Castle, Pa. The Alitalia Boeing 747 took off dependence from Britain in 1947. from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci John Paul said he is coming Group says Marcos may try to rig elections -MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of Marcos, who has been president for 20 years, of Marcos' party, allegedly to discourage IS a private watchdog group said Friday he sees called an early presidential election in an effort to FREL's participation in the election. ,: * *. .• • • _ i*«_ _ _i _ _i*. __.___*._ J._ i A.L._ nwnvTA 1*1 n Mf\mi1n**i^ir Gl«ft**4 > 1«r n&Av* V»o on/tlrn tv\e\f& ttlQn OftA Af pilgrim of peace bringing a message of unity. That he is spending so much time in a nation where Catholics number less than 2 percent of the population is an indication of how much importance he places on the trip, Vatican officials say. The Indian church also is important, because it is the second largest in Asia behind the Philippines. "Our Holy Father's visit is a real gift of God," said Mother Teresa. She won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the poor and dying of Calcutta. John Paul will visit the Catholic nun's house in Calcutta. John Paul has faced danger and demonstations on previous trips abroad, but rarely were the protests so vocal or from such a wide spectrum of a country. - MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a private watchdog group said Friday he sees "ominous signs" of deliberate attempts to rig the Feb. 7 presidential election between President Ferdinand E. Marcos and Corazon Aquino. Jose Concepcion of the Na- " tional Movement for Free Elections, or NAMFREL, did not say who was trying to cheat, but appeared to be alluding to Marcos' New Society Movement party, which has accused NAMFREL of supporting Aquino. .-._.. In an official news release Marcos Friday, the Philippine constabulary said 31 people had been killed and 14 wounded since campaigning began Dec. 26. It gave no details except to say that 11 of those killed belonged to Marcos' party, 10 were Aquino supporters, and the party affiliation of others was not ascertained. Not included were five soldiers and two attackers killed Friday when guerrillas, believed to be members of the communist New People's Army, ambushed a military truck on Negros island in the central Philippines. The troops were the advance party of a local mayor preparing to hold a pro-Marcos rally, constabulary officials there said. Marcos, who has been president for 20 years, called an early presidential election in an effort to prove his popularity. NAMFREL, composed of prominent businessmen and civic and religious leaders, has enlisted thousands of volunteer poll watchers. It claims credit for reducing cheating in last year's National Assembly elections, when it acted as the Commission on Elections' citizens arm. Besides moves by Marcos' party to have the Marcos-appointed commission strip NAMFREL of its accreditation, NAMFREL also is fighting the commission on who should conduct an unofficial "quick count" of the 27 million votes expected to be cast in this island nation of 55 million people. Under the constitution, the votes would be officially tabulated by the National Assembly, a process that could take days. "Even as we approach that fateful day (Feb. 7), there are ominous signs that organized and deliberate attempts are being made to frustrate the will of the people and to rob them of that sacred moment of their exclusive right and power to confer upon one individual the mantle of leadership of the Filipino nation," businessman Concepcion said in a speech to an association of .'awyers. Concepcion also said unidentified armed men lecently beat up seven NAMFREL volunteers in tha central Philippine city of Danao, a stronghold of Marcos' party, allegedly to discourage NAM- FREL's participation in the election. Shortly after he spoke, more than 200 Aquino supporters marched to election commission headquarters and delivered a letter denouncing the commission's proposed "quick count." The letter said the commission wants to "establish an early trend in favor of Mr. Marcos on an escalating flow so that within 12 to 24 hours, Mr. Marcos will have a basis to issue a victory statement." Aquino and her vice presidential running mate, Salvador Laurel, continued to draw crowds of tens of thousands as they campaigned Friday. Back in Manila Friday evening, Aquino told about 300 people at a campaign fund-raising dinner, "I'm really so confident I'm going to win." Marcos remained at the presidential palace Friday. An official news release said he swore in two new election commission members whom he appointed the day before and asked the commission to ensure a fair, clean and honest election. The release said Marcos told the commissioners "the whole world is watching the electoral processes in the Philippines." Marcos later met 2,000 public transport workers who went to the palace to pledge their support, and Marcos told them he was confident of an "overwhelming victory" over Aquino. THANKS for making our SALAD DAYS— ...a success. In appreciation of your response we will continue Salad Days through the month of February. Salad Bar and Potato Bar included with every meal! (Excludes Child's Menu and Lite Menu) I "Save $ 1.00 on any steak by bringing your | Western Sizzlin coupon from last Wednesday's issue of the Salina Journal. FREE Refill* On All Drinks SALINAI WORKS! 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