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Newport News, Virginia
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Monday, April 16, 1979
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5 JORDAN RIVER VALLEY Israelis Kill Arab Guerrillas i IllllillCSillilSI fry . woa DAILY PRESS. Newport News, V a., Monday, April 16, 1979 11 mm I 1! 4 . - U4 J 1 5 4S TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Israeli troops shot and killed four Arab guerrillas in a Jordan River Valley sugar beet field early Sunday after the infiltrators sneaked across Israel's northern border with Jordan, the military command said. In its statement, the Israeli military told Jordan's King Hussein it viewed "with gravity" the use of his kingdom as a base for terrorist attacks on Israel. The spokesman said the early morning firefight occurred on Kibbutz Tirat Zvi, a collective farm 30 miles south of the Sea of Galilee and north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank. No Israeli casualties were reported and the slain guerrillas were not identified. Israel had hoped that Hussein would join in the peace process that led to the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, but Jordan has grown closer to hard-line Arab states that oppose the pact. In Beirut, the Palestinian guerrilla group Fatah claimed responsibility for a "large-scale" attack on Israeli-held positions south of Beit Shean, apparently referring to the same raid the Israelis described. A spokesman for the guerrilla movement said "all our men, except four, returned safely to base" and that the attack inflicted heavy losses to Israeli men and equipment. The guerrilla spokesman also claimed the Israelis lobbed several artillery and mortar rounds into the southern Lebanese port of Tyre early Sunday. In other developments:, Israeli Energy Minister Yitzhak ' Modai announced that Egyptian and Israeli ministers will meet Tuesday in the Sinai oil fields to iron out questions of transferring the fields to the Egyptians, as called for in the peace treaty. Arab finance and economy ministers meeting in Kuwait decided to suspend Egypt's membership in the $400 million Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development as "punishment" for Egypt's peace treaty signing, conference sources reported. In Cairo President Anwar Sadat clamped a ban Sunday on political activity by Moslem students opposed to the Mideasl peace treaty. He promised to severely punish anyone defying his orders. He wanted no disruption of the referendum Thursday on the treaty. I Refugees walk toward Kampala as Tanzanian troops drive into city. (AP) Ugandans Celebrate Liberation; Religious Leaders Urge Peace Little Activity Recorded At St. Vincent Volcano KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) Ugandans in Easter finery gave thanks for liberation from Idi Amin at Easter services Sunday while religious leaders called for peace and an end to looting. Tanzanian and Uganda exile troops continued searching for Amin. There was a report from Ugandan refugees fleeing into Kenya that the dictator was seen Saturday in a northern village near the Zaire border. Journalists exploring Amin's residential lodge found a case of old films, recalling Amin's favorite pastime of movie-w atching. Included were reels of the i Love Lucy" television show and "Tom and Jerry" cartoons. While there were signs of normal activity in Kampala, northern and eastern Uganda were still gripped by lawlessness. There were reports of thousands of Ugandans fleeing east into neighboring Kenya. Refugees arriving in Kampala said stragglers from the remnants of Amin's army were wandering about in the north searching for food and looting. Sectarian killings were reported at Tororo and Soroti in eastern Uganda, apparently against Moslems who had dominated the government under Amin. Worshippers gathered in the Ugandan capital in long bright dresses, dark suits and flower ndecked hats. Uganda is predominantly Christian despite the Moslem Amin's attempts to portray it as an Islamic state. "I stopped going to church because I thought God had forgotten us," said a worshiper at the Anglican All Saint's Cathedral. "Now I can go again." Inside, Archbishop Sylvanus Wani praised the new administration of provisional President Yussufu Lule for its "brave and friendly action in liberating the people of Uganda." Wani's predecessor, Archbishop Janani Luwum, was killed in a car accident allegedly engineered by Amin in Feb. 1977. Luwum was awaiting trial for treason. A group of Indian road workers said they saw Amin Saturday with a group of bodyguards in a radio-equipped jeep near Arua, in Amin's home province -in northwestern Uganda. Oil sources in Nairobi said Friday Amin's private jet had been refuelled at Soroti in eastern Uganda, and speculation was that he would use the plane to fly from Arua to Libya or Sudan. KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) -Soufriere volcano, which spewed rocks, , ash and lava over this Caribbean island ' in two weekend eruptions, was calm Sunday and special monitoring devices showed no significant activity, scientists reported. Three U.S. Coast Guard helicopters, a plane and three cutters were on duty for reconnaissance and possible evacuation procedures. Reconnaissance flights Saturday over the steaming volcano showed two streams of lava flowing slowly down the sides of the 4,048-foot peak. Coast Guard officials in Puerto Rico said the flights were hampered by clouds of ash and smoke, obscuring visibility. On Sunday, seismologist John Shep-pard of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad said special seismic devices showed only a low level of activity within the volcano. Sheppard said the volcano was at its lowest point of activity since an explosion Saturday. St. Vincent, a self-governing British protectorate, has a population of about 100,000. The volcano is away from the tourist and commercial areas of the island in the Lesser Antilles. The island is 18 miles long and 11 miles wide. Officials said 1,500 residents have been sheltered in emergency relief centers since the first eruption early Friday. Authorities said 17,000 people live in a 10-mile danger zone at the foot of the mountain. Local officials have not reported casualties so far. But U.S. officials in Washington said Friday they had been informed that two infants were killed and others injured as the evacuation began. The report could not be confirmed. Rescue supplies were arriving in increased numbers Sunday. Officials in Washington said 4,000 cots, 10,000 blankets plus cooking utensils for 600 families were being sent to St. Vincent from U.S. storage sites in Panama. Britain has provided $20,000 to buy urgent supplies and was considering participation in an evacuation, if that becomes necessary, a Foreign Office spokesman in London said. On Saturday, Premier Milton Cato described the second eruption, in which steam was shooting 20,000 feet into the air. He said the situation was "ominous" and asked American vol-canologists to determine the possibility of a major eruption. Cato said the specialists, Dr. Richard Fisk of the Smithonian Insitution and Dr. Haraldur Sigurdsson of the University of Rhode Island, would try to determine if the two eruptions were caused by trapped steam or by a fresh accumulation of molten material, "which could prove to be of a far more serious nature." The premier reported steam was seeping from the ground at Chateaubelair Isand, off St. Vincent's northeast coast. Billy Garter Confirms Libyans Paid For Trip N.V. Times News Service LONG BEACH, Calif. - Billy Carter has confirmed that the Libyan government paid for his trip to Rome and Tripoli in the fall, but he steadfastly denies .the suggestion that he had any business dealings with the government of Col. Muam-mar el-Qaddafi. In a recent interview, Carter said he agreed to visit Libya, and later was the host to a Libyan delegation in Atlanta, in the hope the two gestures would increase trade between the United States and the North African state and increase knowledge in America about the Libyans. Mario Leanza, an Atlanta real estate dealer, and several other people who accompanied Carter on the trip, said they understood that a corporation would be formed to formalize Libyan representation in Georgia. Leanza also said Billy Carter had promised him a 12.5 percent share of a profit-making corporation in which Carter would hold 40 percent, the largest interest. Carter Carter said he had never discussed forming a corporation, nor had he promised anybody a share of a business venture. "How could I promise a share of something that doesn't exist," he asked. He said he was aware some of the people on the trip may have contemplated doing business with the Libyans. He said that while in Libya, he visited farming projects and other facilities in which he was interested. Later, he said, he agreed to invite a Libyan delegation to stop in Atlanta while it was on a tour of the United States. The tour had already been arranged, he said. Carter said he agreed to act as host at a reception for the trade delegation in Atlanta in January after several other Georgia leaders had demurred. He said he was "amazed" at the adverse publicity his association with the Libyans had engendered because it appeared to him that enlarged trade with that country would be good for the United States and for Georgia. . He said he had not met with Col. Qaddafi while he was in Libya and only became belatedly aware, through press reports, of Libya's support for Palestinian terrorist organizations. (aEla!JS '1ra"lC-31, m 3 vwrw ntt 'fir ; :H"'J" 'J32 .nQ taxEQBl JS: -v CONTACT LENS CENTER OF DENBIGH 14501-C WARWICK BLVD. 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