The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 30, 1996 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 30, 1996
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AB WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 30, 1996 T EGYPT INTERNATIONAL THE SALINA JOURNAL Women vandalize to protest beauty pageant BANGALORE, India — Sixteen women stormed a showroom Tuesday and smeared cow dung and coal tar on furniture, locks and soaps made by sponsors of next month's Miss World beauty pageant. City Police Commissioner Sharat Chandra Burman said officers arrested the women, who believe the pageant demeans women and mainly benefits cosmetics companies. The demonstrators carried patties of dried cow dung soaked in kerosene into the showroom in this southern city, apparently intending to set the goods on fire. They shouted slogans against the contest and smeared goods on sale with fresh cow dung and coal tar. Police charged the 16 women with trespassing, unlawful assembly and assault. They were to appear in court today. Cult member gets 7 years for abduction TOKYO — A court sentenced a 35-year-old woman Tuesday to seven years in prison for helping abduct a man who later was killed, allegedly by members of the doomsday cult accused in a lethal Tokyo subway gas attack. The victim, Kiyoshi Kariya, 68, had been trying to help his sister leave the Aum Shinri Kyo cult headed by Shoko Asahara. He was abducted Feb. 28,1995. Asahara is being tried on charges including Kariya's mur- / der, the poison gas attack that ! killed 12 people and sickened thousands on Tokyo's subways in 1995, and another gas attack that killed seven people. Nine people have been charged in connection with Kariya's abduction and death. Official admits danes spied during Cold War COPENHAGEN, Denmark — After years of insisting Denmark never spied during the Cold War, a former foreign minister admitted Tuesday that two Danes arrested in 1987 were indeed spies. The only time Denmark, a member of the NATO alliance, was openly accused of spying was when the two men were arrested in Poland, then a Warsaw Pact nation, for photographing a military airfield in April 1987. At the time, Danish Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen denied the allegations. Nine years later, Ellemann- Jensen admitted in his memoirs that "any idiot could figure out they were spies." Jens Ellekaer and Niels Hemmingsen were convicted and sentenced to prison terms in Poland, but were released to Denmark in 1987. Fifteen dead after attack in Somalia capial MOGADISHU, Somalia — Gunmen opened fire and lobbed hand grenades into a crowd Tuesday in so.uth Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people in one of the worst acts of violence this year in the divided Somali capital. The shooting violated a two- week cease-fire agreement between Somalia's three main factions. Eight men and a woman died on the spot after five gunmen driving by the busy Barubah junction opened fire with machine guns and threw hand grenades, witnesses said. Six more people died later in the hospital and 15 others remained in critical condition late Tuesday. The junction is controlled by militiamen loyal to faction leader- Hussein Aidid, who condemned the attack, and ordered his security forces to arrest any group suspected of being behind it. From Wire Service Reports February 6-9 Package includes •Round trip air from Salina •3 Nights/Hotel •Transfers Starting At $299 Per Person Dbl. Occupancy Hurry! Space Limited! (til /•.. ('ruwforil (l\liiiure ( 'enter I • Snliiui 825-115$ or 1-800-747-1287 Angeles teen pulled from collapsed apartment American found by exhausted rescuers after 36 hours in darkness By The Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt — For 36 hours, Samantha Miksche was entombed in the darkness of a collapsed 12-story apartment building. The American teen-ager heard the cries of other survivors, the barking of search dogs and the rumble of equipment boring through the ruins. On Tuesday, exhausted rescue workers pulled her and a friend from the rubble — bruised and bleeding, but alive. "I'm very tired," said Miksche, a 17-year-old from Los Angeles whose mother was among dozens of people still missing as the desperate search for survivors entered its third day. Hundreds of people waited near the wreckage, some demanding justice and others begging for their trapped friends and relatives to somehow leave the rubble. V THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE The Associated Press Samantha Miksche, 17, Los Angeles, lies in her bed at the He- liopolis hospital in Cairo, Egypt. A breeze carried the stench of death over the site. Ten teen-agers sat in a circle, each reading from the Koran. At times, some would cry or hug a companion, waiting for news about trapped relatives or friends. Workers, some of whom had not slept for 48 hours, used cranes, shovels, picks and their bare hands to search for survivors amid the wreckage. By nightfall Tuesday, the death toll rose to at least 20, but dozens more were feared dead, police said. At least 23 survivors have been rescued since the collapse Sunday; but until the two women were found Tuesday, 21 hours had gone by without anyone being found alive. As many as 150 people, most of them Egyptians, were believed to have been in the building's apartments and offices. Workers pulled Miksche and her 19-year-old Egyptian friend, Noha Fawzi, from a hallway that had not collapsed in a second-floor apartment, which Miksche was considering renting. Doctors said they had cuts and bruises and were dehydrated, but were otherwise in good shape. Miksche spoke briefly to The Associated Press by telephone Tuesday. U.S., Japan near defense pact Recent incidents make Japan open to missile defense system By Scripps Howard News Service TOKYO — Japan is closer to joining the U.S. in what would be its costliest defense project — the joint development of an advanced ballistic missile defense system. The U.S. has been pushing Japan to participate in its proposed space and land-based Theater Missile Defense system since 1993, arguing that Japan enjoys the protection of the U.S. nuclear umbrella and should bear more of the cost. Britain and Germany, both of which are NATO allies of the U.S., are considering similar participa- V CHINA tion in a TMD covering Europe. In bilateral discussions this week in Tokyo, U.S. and Japanese officials discussed technical details and agreed to meet again early next year. Tokyo has said it will decide whether to participate by next summer. "At the moment we're just talking about technical details; next we need to talk about Japan's future defense requirements with regard to .TMD," said Tatsuo Yamamoto, a Japan Defense Agency official. The system would use spy satellites to detect hostile high-altitude ballistic missile launches and send signals to a land-based antimissile system, which would intercept and destroy the missiles. Initially, Japanese officials were reluctant about the U.S. pro- Government remains mum on trial of dissident Wang led 1989 protests to overthrow government in Tiananmen Square By The Associated Press BEIJING — Wang Dan, one of China's most prominent dissidents and a leader of the Tianan- men Square pro- democracy protests, goes on trial today on charges of trying to overthrow the government. The government has thrown a blanket of se- VVANCT crecy around the case: The court has refused to provide information, and the government has refused to allow international observers to attend. "Every country handles cases ac- JIM KNIGHT Life Insurance - Health Insurance Annuity Investments Phone 827-1154 Diehl Construction Underground Tank Removal (913) 823-7800 old Hard CASH! Costume contest Wednesday, Oct. 30 $100 $50 $25 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Doors open at_7:00 pm Ettttlt™** 3 Randy's 0 """ West State Street Rd. posal, which defense analysts estimate will cost $18.5 billion. Japan probably would have to bear at least half the cost. But Japan recently has shown interest in the TMD project. Regional territorial disputes with South Korea and China and growing concerns about North Korea's nuclear arsenal have encouraged cooperation, and the planned reduction of U.S. military forces in Japan is an extra incentive. Japan's participation would help the White House overcome Democratic congressional opposition to the plan. The government has allocated funding for preliminary research on the project and has asked private-sector defense contractors to see how they could contribute to joint development of the system. cording to its own national laws,'' Foreign Ministry spokesman Shen Guofang said Tuesday. Wang, 27, was a leader of the an- ' ti-government protests in Tianan- men Square in 1989, which ended in a bloody military crackdown. After serving 3'/ 2 years in prison, he resumed his calls for political change and tolerance. He faces at least 10 years in prison for writing essays critical of the government that were published abroad, trying to help other dissidents in financial straits and accepting aid from overseas groups. A guilty verdict is virtually certain in political trials in China. Legal experts from the United States, Canada, Chile and France asked to attend the trial to gauge its fairness, but permission has not been granted. 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