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rm NATIONALWORLD The Evening Press Dec 23, 1 9B2 Binghamton, Bomb rips Israeli offices tacks represented "another attempt by Palestinian terrorism to deliberately sabotage peace efforts in the Middle East." An elderly woman suffered serious injuries to her hand and another person was hospitalized with unspecified injuries in the consulate blast, police said. There was no immediate word on the conditions of the victims, who were not identified. Police said the consulate bomb, planted outside a door on the seventh floor leading to the fire stairs, tore a hole through solid concrete walls and blasted doors from their hinges. Insurance broker Paul Nethery, 33, was in his office on the sixth floor almost directly below the explosion. "The force of the blast threw me out of -my chair and onto the floor," he said.
The bombings were the latest in a series this year aimed at Israel and Jewish targets around the world. 1 al, said police told him the Palestine Liberation Organization claimed responsibility for the consulate bombing, which damaged three floors of the prestigious Westfield Towers building. Liba, who was in his office but not hurt in the blast, quoted authorities as saying a woman phoned Sydney police headquarters after the blast and said the PLO had planted the bomb. Police declined comment on Leba's statement, made in an Australian radio interview, and gave no indication as to who planted the bombs. A PLO spokesman here denied responsibility for the initial bombing.
"We deny anything to do with it," said Ali Kazak, the PLO representative in Australia. There was no immediate PLO comment on the subsequent blast. In Jerusalem, the Israeli Foreign Ministry blamed Palestinian terrorists for both bombings in Australia, claiming the at SYDNEY, Australia (AP) A powerful bomb today wrecked the Israeli Consulate offices in Sydney, injuring two people. A second explosion about five hours later ripped the underground garage of a Jewish club. No injuries were caused by the second blast, police said.
In a third incident, police evacuated guests from the Cosmopolitan Motor Inn, in Sydney's predominantly Jewish Double Bay district, after a telephone bomb threat was received. Police searched the motel for a'bomb, but it was not immediately known itone was found. The first bomb tore through solid concrete walls at the consulate on the seventh floor of a downtown Sydney highrise, police and witnesses said. Witnesses said the second blast, at the Kakoah Club, damaged a number of cars in the underground garage. Dr.
Moshe Liba, the Israeli consul gener I 111 lS i II I I 1 1 1 fo 4' 0 Korean dissident goes amid silence 1 0 (ft JLX AP, Elizabeth Hutchinson Roy Mallett Judy Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas, sits next to a photo of her daughter Leslie who eight years ago. Texas family carries on hunt for daughter missing 8 years SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Kim Dae-jung, the country's major dissident, left his homeland for the United States today amid tight security precautions and official silence, sources said. There was no immediate official announcement nor confirmation of Kim's departure, but the sources said Kim and members of his family were aboard a commercial flight that left Seoul's Kimpo International Airport at 7:30 p.m. (5:30 a.m. EST).
The 57-year-old Kim, who had been serving a 20-year sentence for sedition, was transferred one week ago from a prison in Chongju to Seoul National University Hospital. A government announcement at that time raised the possibility that he might be allowed to go to the United States for medical treatment. Reporters at the hospital today estimated there were 200 plainclothes police on the 12th floor, where Kim's room was located, and several hundred others around the hospital at its compound at the time he was taken to the airport. Correspondents and photographers were forced from the area prior to Kim's departure. In recent years, Kim has been troubled by sciatica, arthritis and other ailments.
He suffered a serious hip injury in an automobile accident during the 1971 presidential election campaign, when, as the candidate of the now defunct opposition New Democratic Party, he almost defeated the late President Park Chung-hee for the presidency. Sources said Kim was accompanied on the flight to the United States by his wife, American-educated Lee Hee-ho, and the two younger of his three sons. Their ultimate destination was believed to be Washington, D.C., where Kim's brother-in-law lives. manifesto of captors published Police never had many clues to the disappearance of Leslie and her friends Mary Rachel Trlica, 17, and Julie Mosely, 9. Investigators first assumed the girls had run away.
A few days later after they van-ished, a note mailed to Tommy Trlica, Mrs. Trlica's husband of six months, seemed to support that theo-; ry. "I know I'm going to catch it, but we just had to get away," the penciled note said. "We're going to Houston. See you in about a week.
The car is in Sears upper lot." y- Mrs. Trlica's name was misspelled, and FBIii handwriting experts could not confirm if she had written the letter. But the car was where the note said it would be. Inside were gifts the girls had-bought, and a pair of blue jeans Leslie had gotten 'm out of layaway. i The car was not dusted for fingerprints because officers did not think they were dealing with a crime.
"I could have told you 'that night that they hadn't run away," Wilson said. "Leslie wanted to go to that party. And no 9-year-old is going to run off two days before Christmas. Everybody knows that." The families of the missing girls have sent 70.000 handbills with their daughters' photographs throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. They sent the pictures to 45 newspapers.
They hired a private investigator, and followed up every tip from seers and psychics who claimed to know where the children went. ''i- Finally police turned the case over to the homicide detectives. Major Case Investigator George Hudson has helped look for the girls for seven years. He has a file almost two feet thick, full of leads that went nowhere. By LAURA RICHARDSON The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas Leslie Wilson's presents are still in the attic of the small white frame house.
The new clothes are out of style, and she is too old for the toys. Everything was bought for a 14-year-old girl who disappeared eight years ago while Christmas shopping. If she's still alive, she is now 22. Her little brother has grown up, married, and become a father. Her great-grandmother, who took care of her while her mother worked, is dead.
Her Pekingese grew old and sick and had to be destroyed four years ago. But the gifts are still in the attic, and her mother, Judy Wilson, now 40, still hopes. "Would you please assist in our search for our children?" Wilson recently wrote to The Associated Press. "When I read in this morning's paper about President Reagan's Missing Children's Act, it gave me a new hope." The bill signed by Reagan in October permits parents to ask the FBI if the name of their missing child is in its computer files. If local police decline to enter the name, the act permits parents to do so on their own.
"Oh, I dream about her quite often. I know what she hasn't changed," Wilson said, gazing at the last school picture of her daughter. "She'd be tall, and headstrong, spoiled, you know." Leslie Renee Wilson set out with two friends on an 1 afternoon of Christmas shopping at Seminary South shopping mall Dec. 23, 1974. She instructed her mother "in no uncertain terms" to pick her up at her great-grandmother's house at 4 p.
m. "We were going to a party," Wilson said. "I know-she intended to be there." Fatal beating by sitter gets dad charged Mass. (AP) An auto mechanic who was working the day his 3-year-old daughter was mortally injured is charged with manslaughter because he "set up an atmosphere of discipline and physical violence" in his home, a prosecutor said. The prosecutor said the father, Roy C.
Mallett of Everett, knew his daughter Brandy was being beaten regularly by a live-in babysitter, but he did nothing to stop it. Mallett pleaded innocent to an involuntary manslaughter charge yesterday in Middlesex Superior Court and was released without bail by Judge Charles R.Alberti. lawyer, Rikki Klieman, said the prosecutor would have a tough time proving his case, since Mallett was working at a service station on the day his daughter was critically hurt Oct. 16. She died Oct.
29 at Massachusetts General Hospital of injuries that included a brain clot and a broken leg. tThe prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Thomas Drechsler, said Mallett set up an atmosphere in the home that included frequent beatings, although Bone was as severe as those meted out by the babysitter. i'He acted recklessly and wantonly in knowing boatings were going on and not putting a "stop to them," Drechsler said. "He acted recklessly and wantonly in leaving them (his children) alone with her." The babysitter, Elizabeth Hutchinson, pleaded innocent to a murder indictment yesterday. She was held on $100,000 bond at Framingham State Prison.
Hutchinson has claimed that Brandy was hurt when she fell down stairs. Drechsler said the girl's face was covered with bruises of varying ages, and she had apparently suffered numerous beatings. Mallett's other two children 7-year-old Raymond and 18-month-old Kimberly are now being cared for by their paternal grandparents in Tewks-bury under state supervision. Last month at a probable-cause hearing into the death, Brandv's brother, Raymond, testified that he saw Hutchinson punch his sister, pick her up by the hair and throw her to the floor on the day the child was hospitalized. GUATEM.LA CITY (AP) The kidnapped daughter of the Honduran president could be released as early as today because of publication of her leftist captors' anti-American manifesto in Mexican and Central American newspapers.
Publication of the statement, which appeared yesterday, was the only announced condition for the release of Dr. Judith Xiomara Suazo Estrada, a Guatemalan citizen who was seized as she was leaving a Guatemala City clinic Dec. 14. Her abductors, members of a ously unknown leftist guerrilla group, had said she would be released within 48 hours after their statement was published in certain newspapers in Latin America. The Guatemalan government agreed to publication of the statement, and it appeared in all three of the capital's morning newspapers yesterday.
Government permission was necessary because of a state of siege proclaimed in July by Gen. Efrain Rios Montt, the military president. The statement also appeared in two Mexico City newspapers, all four Honduran newspapers, Prensa Grafica in El Salvador and Barricada, the newspaper of Nicaragua's leftist Sandinista government. Man fined for biting deputy- ACLUsuit contends creche doesn't mesh with city hall In the Nation; Israelis plan out talks pull next week by Another federal lawsuit filed last week challenges a creche on the city hall steps in Providence, R.I. The ACLU is also appealing a federal judge's ruling earlier this year that an elaborate Nativity scene on the wide front steps of the city-county building in Denver wasn't a religious display.
American Atheists also has sued in state courts over the creche. ACLU officials say a lawsuit is being considered against a Nativity scene that has stood in the South Dakota Capitol for two seasons. "I wonder if the ACLU is going to ask next for a temporary restraining order against a white Christmas," Providence City Solicitor Gerard DeCelles said this week as he stood in the snow on the steps of a federal courthouse. Like the creche in West Miami, the Nativity scene in Providence is also donated, which has hampered the jlhode Island chapter of the ACLU in its effort to have it removed. U.S.
District Judge Raymond J. Pettine on Monday denied the ACLU's request that the tableau be taken down. The Providence lawsuit is "not an attack on Christmas," said Steven Brown, executive director of the Rhode Island ACLU. The ACLU has company in criticizing Christian displays on public buildings. In Mount Kisco Rabbi Yaacov Rone objects to a lighted cross on the radio antenna atop a firehouse, "built with and supported by my tax dollars," as he said in a letter to the city and a newspaper.
William Fletcher, the chairman of the board of fire commissioners in the Westchester County village, said the cross has "no religious connotations at and the cross remains. By ANDY O'CONNELL The Associated Press The figures of Mary and the Christ child in front of city hall in West Miami, are unconstitutional even if they're balanced by a Hanuk-kah display, because there's no reference to Hare Krishna or Scientology, a lawsuit said. The suit filed by the Miami branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is one of four currently pending before federal courts on the legality of placingJVativity scenes in front of municipal buildings. ACLU lawyers claim the displays violate the constitutional separation of church and state. An ACLU lawyer in Houston filed the latest suit yesterday, seeking to force Harris County to remove two Christmas nativity scenes from county buildings.
Earlier in the day, county commissioners announced they would not take down the displays. "It has nothing to do with church and state," West Miami City Council member Pedro Rebore-do said yesterday of the display in his city. "It has to do with the people who live in the town." The menorah that stood in front of the West Miami City Hall during Hanukkah also violates the constitutional separation of church and state, according to the lawsuit filed last week against the city in Miami federal court. The suit says public property was used for the menorah and for the creche that now stands in front of the building. The suit argues that the displays infer legitimacy for Christianity and Judaism but not Scientology, Islam or Hare Krishna.
Christmas and Hanukkah decorations in front of city hall have been a tradition in West Miami for 30 years. HOUSTON A 24-year-old construction worker who bit a deputy sheriff in a fight must pay the official $782 for his medical expenses, lost wages and torn uniform, a judge said. State District Judge Doug Shaver also sentenced Johnny Herron of League City to six years' probation and fined him $1,000 for the Nov. 14 scuffle at a Scabrook restaurant. Harris County assistant district attorney Ken Mingledorff said Deputy J.A.
Johnson suffered severe swelling, bruises and scratches on the arm that was bitten. Judge blocks execution ATLANTA A federal judge today blocked the execution of convicted killer Freddie Davis, 25, who had been placed in a special prison cell to await his scheduled Christmas Eve electrocution. U.S. District Judge G. Ernest Tidwell granted a stay of execution a little more than 24 hours before Davis was scheduled to die.
The execution, which would be Georgia's first in 18 years, had been scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday. Davis was convicted for the Jan. 30, 1977, rape and butcher-knife slaying of 56-year-old Frances Coe.
Pilot facing charges COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The pilot of a Fort Carson helicopter that crashed and killed a passenger in May near Buena Vista, will face a court-martial, said a Fort. Carson spokeswoman. Elaine Strong, Fort Carson media relations officer, said yesterday that Chief Warrant Officer Phillip Lee, 33, will face the military trial on charges of dereliction of duty as a pilot of the helicopter, negligent destruction of government property and negligent Lee is a 14-year Army veteran from Four Oaks, N.C. He was piloting a helw" copter on a training flight with Fort Carson soldier aboard and bers of a search and rescue team the craft went down near Buena I First Lt.
Lawrence O'Toole, 26, of Merv, rick, N.Y. was killed as a result of the crash. Truck hits bus in Ala. WINFIELD, Ala. A truck slammed a concrete road divider and -skidded into a Greyhound bus today, killing one bus passenger, injuring 10' and pinning the bus driver inside the I wreckage, police said.
V. The bus was carrying 34 passengers. It was traveling north from Birming-2 ham to Memphis, when it was -hit by the truck at 1 a.m. on a U.S. 78 1 bridge over the Little River.
The driver was pinned in the wreckage for several -hours. Porn rule struck down SALT LAKE CITY Citing the First Amendment, a federal judge has struck down a small town's ordinance barring "pornographic or indecent" material from being shown on cable television. "No police power or censorship power can be a substitute for the moral function of the parent and the family," U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins said in his decision yesterday. He issued the ruling in a lawsuit by Community Television of Utah Inc.
challenging an ordinance in Roy, a. small town in northern Utah. Compiled from Press wire services JERUSALEM (AP) Israel and Lebanon will open negotiations early next week aimed at withdrawing Israel invasion army from Lebanon and normalizing relations between the two Middle East neighbors, the Israeli government said today. Prime Minister Menachem Begin's spokesman Ur Porat said the talks would be held alternately in the Beirut suburb of Khalde and Kiryat Shmona, on Israel's northern border. He did not say which day the talks would open, or in which country the first sesjion would be held.
Reports from Lebanon said rightist Christian militiamen and leftist Druse gunners exchanged rifle and rocket-propelled grenade fire today near the seaside hotel at Khalde being prepared for Israeli-Lebanese talks. Radio reports said three people were wounded in th6 renewed fighting. Fierce clashes in the area claimed 12 lives yesterday and trapped hundreds of Lebanese schoolchildren, officials said. The Israeli announcement emphasized that nor- mal relations will be on the agenda, though Lebanese officials say Lebanon does not want to go beyond the rest of the Arab world in building normal ties with the Jewish state before there is an overall settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. In Washington, The New York Times quoted Israeli Ambassador Moshe Arens as saying Israel and Lebanon had already reached tentative agreement on "the security arrangements in southern Lebanon normalization of relations between Israel and Lebanon, and synchronization of the withdrawal of Israeli and Syrian troops to take place after the withdrawal of PLO forces." In addition to the Israeli troops who invaded Lebanon on June 6 to drive Palestine Liberation Organization guerrillas away from the border, there are more than 30,000 Syrian troops who have been in Lebanon since the end of the 1975-76 Lebanese civil war, and thousands of PLO guerrillas who took refuge in Syrian-run areas following the guerrilla evacuation from Beirut in August.
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Yesterday's fatalities raised to 14 the number of people killed during the Helms hydroelectric plant's six years of construction in the Sierra Nevada, 80 miles by road northeast of Fresno. The launcher was mounted on a flatbed truck at the elevation in Lost Canyon near the site of a pipeline break in September, said Grant Radford, utility division manager. "As they were loading a projectile into the launcher, it exploded inside the launcher itself," Radford said. "It went off in the barrel of the launcher." Fresno County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Burton said the device resembles a piece of artillery. Radford said it probably was a muzzle-loadina rocket.
The launcher was used to "fire charges up on ridges to either pack snow so that it won't fall or to blow it away so it will fall," Burton said. "If you do not dislodge the snow, it can dislodge itself later. In order to maintain a safe condition, you want to dislodge the snow under safe conditions," Radford said. The Fresno County Coroner's Office identified three of the dead workers as Charles Marvin, 40, and Steve Forsythe, both of Auberry, and Gary Pheister, whose hometown and age were not immediately available. Authorities were waiting to notify relatives before releasing the name of the fourth victim..
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