The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 2, 1986 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Sunday, February 2,1986 Page 5 Militiamen enforce calm in Haiti after protests PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Militiamen in unmarked cars patrolled the capital's downtown district Saturday, enforcing calm after two days of violent protests against Pres- ident-f or-Lif e Jean-Claude Duvalier. New disturbances were reported in Cap Haitien, 125 miles north of Port-au-Prince, where funeral services were held for three people killed during a demonstration Monday. The U.S. Embassy said it received reports that security forces used tear gas and gunfire to control an early morning demonstration in Cap Haitien, the country's second largest city, but it had no report of casualties. Missionaries used a ham radio to report antigovernment demonstrations in Gonaives, 60 Pope asks for peace, tolerance : NEW DELHI, India (AP) - Pope : John Paul II began his longest visit to a non-Christian land on Saturday by ; evoking Mohandas K. Gandhi's vi; sion of religious tolerance and peace, ; after Hindu radicals burned the pope ; in effigy. Police briefly detained about 300 Hindu militants, including the brother of Gandhi's assassin, releas- • ing them after John Paul arrived to begin his 10-day, 14-city visit. The -, demonstrators had chanted, "Sinner •- pope, go home!" and "Pope, go to /hell!" •.; Hindu extremists claim the visit — , the pope's 29th foreign trip overall — , is. aimed at converting poor Hindus to , Christianity. About 83 percent of In- v , dia's 750 million people are Hindus, while only 3 percent are Christians. Roman Catholics number about 13 • million. . Police and church officials say _. death threats came from Bombay . and Madras, but that adequate security measures have been taken. ;; The pope's first day included a "• speech at Raj Ghat where Gandhi, •• who led India to independence in • 1947, was cremated after he was shot to death the following year. ~ John Paul said the man known as . the Mahatma, or Great Soul, taught . that truth leads people to recognize . "the dignity, equality and fraternal miles northeast of the capital and the town where the protests began Nov. 28, and in St. Marc, 50 miles north of Port-au-Prince. Jackson Snyder, 55, and his wife Betty, co- directors of Mission Possible, said their missionaries reported protesters controlled the highway between Gonaives and St. Marc, having erected "at least 15 roadblocks with tree trunks, debris and burning tires. The Snyders said more than 30 American and Canadian missionaries were stranded in Gon- aives and St. Marc, but none has been hurt. "There's not much danger to North Americans unless you get in the way," Snyder said. Missionaries in St. Marc reported a mob broke into a government warehouse Friday night, destroying eight vehicles and looting $500,000 worth of food, medicine and supplies belonging to Mission Possible, a Protestant organization based in Fort Pierce, Fla. In the capital, sporadic shooting was heard late Friday and early Saturday, apparently from militia. By daybreak Saturday, the streets of this city of 1 million were clear of protesters. Soldiers and members of the uniformed militia, called the Volunteers for National Service, patrolled with automatic rifles and shotguns. Only debris remained in the heavily damaged business district from two days of protests that began late Thursday when angry crowds poured out of the city's huge slums to smash and plunder stores and overturn parked automobiles. A Western diplomat said stores stayed closed Saturday in Port-au-Prince, meaning the situation was far from normal. At least five people were shot and killed and 60 injured in Port-au-Prince in two days of rioting. It was the first time protests had flared in the capital since unrest broke out in late November in at least a dozen towns in the interior of this Caribbean nation of 6 million people, ranked by the World Bank as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The unrest has resulted in 16 deaths nationwide, including 11 this week. A looter Haiti. flees a store in The Pope is flanked by Rajiv Gandhi and his wife, Souia. solidarity of all human beings and ... to reject every form of discrimination." "Today as a pilgrim of peace I have come here to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, hero of humanity," the 65-year-old pontiff said at the riverbank cremation site of Gandhi, an apostle of non-violence. "The power of truth ... shows us once again the need for mutual collaboration between religious groups in the pluralist society of modern India and throughout the world," he said. Hundreds of people are killed each year in India in riots, in sectarian clashes and in caste and linguistic disputes. Gopal Godse, an organizer of Saturday's effigy-burning protest, said "Any foreign religion that encroaches on India is a threat to the security of India. A change in religion is a change in nationality.'' Godse's brother, Nathuram Godse, was hanged in 1949 for assassinating Mahatma Gandhi. Gopal Godse spent 20 years in prison for conspiracy in the killing. Most of the pope's events were closed to the general public or tightly restricted for security reasons, including his arrival. Heartpatient is doing well MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The first woman to receive an artificial heart was doing well Saturday, the day after her mechanical pump was replaced with the heart of a Montana teen-ager, doctors said. Mary Lund "is recovering very well from her surgery," said Dr. Robert Van Tassel, medical spokesman for the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. "She is not having any medical problems at this time," he said in a statement. She was listed in critical but stable condition Saturday. Lund, 40, of Kensington, received the heart of Jyna Marie Forshee, 14, of Billings. The girl suffered an epileptic seizure Tuesday and was pronounced brain dead Thursday morning, hospital officials said. In his statement Saturday, Van Tassel said Lund's new heart "continues to work well and beat in a normal rhythm. She is alert, awake and responding to staff and family members." Lund's breathing was being aided by a respirator. Doctors have said they hope to remove her from the respirator by today. Van Tassel said the major medical risk Lund faces are rejection of the donor organ and infection. "At present, Mrs. Lund is not showing signs of either," he said. Lund's natural heart was destroyed by what doctors believe was a rare virus. The Grande Meal Deal vs. lust Another Don't settle for the same old burger-and-fries-in-a-bie- fancy-box. Not when you could have one of three Grande Meal Deals from Taco Bell. They're a lot more exciting than your basic burger deal. You get your choice of a delicious Burrito Supreme®, crunchy Taco BellGrande® or crispy Taco Light. Plus a regular taco, medium soft drink and Cinnamon Crispas™ for dessert. All for just $2.99 each. So come in to a Taco Bell* restaurant through February .23rd. We'll make those burger deals look like no big deal at all. Offer good odv M participant* Tao> Bell maunma e i«Mt...Mr..r <:wu.i 1700 W. Crawford TACO BELL Open Late Nights Fires in three states result in twelve deaths • By The Associated Press Fires in three states claimed 12 lives, including one started by a malfunctioning kerosene heater that gutted a house in New Jersey Saturday, killing five children and a woman. One fire apparently was started by '•children playing with matches, and • another by someone smoking in bed, authorities said. In Trenton, N.J., Sharon Ceasar, 22, said that about 4 a.m. she heard neighbor William Alfred McCleese yell "The house is on fire!" and that her boyfriend called firefighters. "We tried to get in there and save somebody. The front door was locked," she said. "The fire was all ; - over. It was terrible. He (McCleese) got out the window." Deputy Fire Chief Dennis Keenan said McCleese urged his girlfriend, Lillie St. Clair, 33, to throw the cnil- •••"• dren down to him from a second- story window and then jump. "Be, fore she had a chance to do either, the .... fire got too intense," he said. ...'- The victims were identified as St. Clair, her two children, a daughter of ' McCleese, and two young boys staying with them. McCleese, 29, was in the hospital with burns, Keenan said. ['" The cause of the fire was under .'investigation but Keenan said neighbors who had visited the house Friday night saw McCleese trying to repair a kerosene heater. Such heat' -ers are illegal in Trenton. "The kerosene heater was found outside, upside down. It may have been thrown out," said Battalion Chief Ralph Candelori. He said authorities found evidence of a trail of flammable liquid spilled along a path from the stairwell through the kitchen and out the back door. A fire in a multifamily house on New York's Staten Island killed three children and one adult early Saturday and at least 14 other people were injured, authorities said. Fire Department spokesman John Mulligan said the cause of the blaze was under investigation, but it appeared to have been set by someone smoking in bed after drinking. Mulligan said there were no smoke alarms. Off-duty firefighter Steven Ruggirello, 30, said he was driving past the house when he spotted flames and a woman outside yelling for help. He pulled a fire alarm and raced inside the house with two police officers who arrived seconds after him. Ruggirello said the three roused several people from their rooms, but flames kept him from reaching the third floor. After leaving the house, he saw Kenneth Mitchell, 29, and his wife Evelyn, 23, leap out a third-floor window to the pavement below. The Mitchells said their three children were still inside; two of the children died and a third was in critical condition. KANSAS TECH CONTINUING EDUCATION SHORT COURSES Computer Fundamentals (2 Credit Hours) This course is desined for adults seeking to develop a broad, basic familiarity with computer technology. The course covers 1) basic computer literacy, i.e. terminology, operations, hardware and peripherals, selectton criteria, 2) an introduction to the BASIC programming language and programming logic, and 3) analysis of common software, including spread sheets, word processing, data base programs. Involves considerable hands on computer time. Graded Pass/Fail. MW 8:00-9:50 pm (Feb. 3-April 2) TT 8:00-9:50 pm (Feb. 4-April 3) To enroll, call Admissions at 825-0275 ext. 412. Tuition is $ 25 per credit, plus $19.25 fees and parking. CLASS SPACE IS LIMITED Basic 35mm Photography (1 Credit Hour) This course is designed for those who wish to advance beyond the "snapshot" stage of photography. Topics include camera types and care, lens types and use, film characteristics and use, composition, indoor and outdoor lighting, filters, closeups, and macros. Several shooting assignments will be required. Graded Pass/Fail. Tu 7:00-8:50 pm (Feb. 11 -April 8) JACKIE STURGIS Jackie Sturgis, through skills and attitudes taught in her classes at Salina High School Central, is making a real difference at her school and church and in our community. Through a series of Peer Counseling classes, she has become very involved with several community organizations which have benefited from her volunteer efforts. Working with organizations such as the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas and the Systematic Training Educational Program has given her the opportunity to work with children who have the need for compassion, company, and counseling. In addition, Jackie is involved with programs, at area elementary schools which inform young students about drug abuse and other related topics. She learned of drug and alcohol abuse at a leadership workshop in Missouri two summers ago and has actively used this knowledge for the betterment of her school and community, last year serving on the School Action Team with faculty and parents to inform the public of the hazards of substance abuse. Jackie has also been involved in Student Council, Students Against Driving Drunk, and Pep Club. Her academic achievements have earned her recognition as a KU. Scholar and National Honor Society inductee and her grade point average of 3.75 ranks her eighth in her senior class. A member of St. John's Baptist Church, Jackie has served as President of the youth group and sings in the choir. For the past 1 Vi years she has worked part-time at Burger King. In the fall Jackie plans to attend college to major in psychology and work toward her goal of becoming an elementary school counselor. The daughter of Dorothy Jean Sturgis of 605 W. Grand, Jackie has proven herself to be a genuine Star Spangled Student. erca c TheStaf-Spangled c Bankets Santa Feat Iron, 825-0511 • Gold Star Facility: Ninth at Magnolia Member FD1C

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