The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 9, 1997 · Page 10
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AID FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1997 INTERNATIONAL THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY V POPE JOHN PAUL II Pope seeks harmony in Beirut Q ^^ • • ._!•_•____ _ I _ . . _. **„.. Al* ** unlintnM -in 4-Vtn vwmn4l«T IV^v-in T f\ V»r»»-» r\ ei f\ V» 1 e Vt r\Y\ C* ' 1V1Q O ^ 1VI (T I'M The Associated Press This 90-year-old teddy bear was sold Wednesday for $44,700 at a Copenhagen, Denmark, auction. 90-year-old royal teddy bear sold for $44,700 . COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The new owner of a 90-year-old teddy bear better hold on to it very tightly: It cost $44,700. . The bear, which belonged to the late King Frederik IX, the father of Queen Margrethe, was sold at an auction Wednesday to an anonymous bidder. It had been expected to fetch $4,800 to $6,450. : The 16-inch-tall yellow bear with a black scarf was found last year in the attic of a royal castle. It was manufactured by the noted German toymaker Steffi, the Berlingske Tidende newspaper said Thursday. Nephew of mob boss among 11 arrested ; ROME —The nephew of the Mafia's "boss of bosses" and 10 other suspected gangsters have been arrested in what prosecutors Thursday called a blow to the very heart of the Corleone mob. The arrests took place over the past few days in and around the Sicilian hill- town of Corleone, according GRIZZAFFI to Italy>s anti ' UHI^AI-N Mafia agency i Among those arrested is Mario Prizzaffi, 31, the nephew of Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the imprisoned ''capo dei capi" or "boss of bosses." '• Riina, one of the most ferocious mob bosses ever, is currently Serving nine life sentences for murder and other crimes. He was arrested in 1993 after two decades on the run. ;', The agency said the wave of ar; tests was "directed at identifying 'find defeating the very heart" of ' the new leadership of the Corleone-based Mafia. ! It described the suspects as the ; "natural successors" to Riina and fpther imprisoned bosses because I of their "abilities and the 're- ispect" they enjoy" on their home Imrf, one of Italy's most notorious ; Mafia regions. >; "These people took over for the Ibosses who'd been arrested," the I agency's deputy director, | Giuseppe Micalizio, told re- iporters in Rome. 1.1- Some of the suspects are identified as hitmen, others as fronts -for mob-run businesses. ;'' Among them is Salvatore Rac- 'cuglia, 28, who is accused of tak- r ing part in one of the Mafia's [niost shocking crimes in recent | years: the kidnap, torture and •murder of a 12-year-old boy I whose father became a govern- Iment informant. After he was 'Strangled, the child was tossed in- 40 a vat of acid. t; Prosecutors said the arrests (stemmed from information from •high-ranking turncoats, including [the child's father. f ' •Report: At least 10 die ;in China plane crash »: HONG KONG — A plane '.crashed at an airport in southern [China Thursday, killing at least •J.O people and injuring 20 others, iHong Kong Cable TV said. ;' It quoted China Southern Air»lines as saying the Boeing 737, ar> riving from Chongqing in the cen- Jtral province of Sichuan, crashed 'jit about 9 p.m. , It quoted witnesses as saying ;that the plane was engulfed in 'fire after it crashed. tj A control tower official at [Huangtian Airport in Shenzhen, ;pn the Hong Kong border, said '{here were "several deaths" and Ian investigation was under way. 'He refused to give his name. ' j !; From Wire Service Reports Bringing religions closer together has been a goal of John Paul II By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — The image will be familiar: A frail Pope John Paul II celebrating Mass amid the rubble of battle. After visiting Sarajevo last month, the pontiff travels this weekend to Beirut — another war- ravaged city that became a symbol of mindless strife. His visit to Lebanon has an added dimension. Nearly half of the city's 3.2 million population is Christian, making it an outpost for the religion in the mostly Muslim Middle East. As early as 1982, John Paul expressed a desire to go to Lebanon, "the center of so much suffering." But the country's 1975-90 civil war kept him away for years, and a planned 1994 trip* was canceled because of a terrorist bombing of a church. JOHN PAUL II Vatican officials say the specific purpose of the visit Saturday and Sunday is to deliver a formal message to Lebanese Catholics in response to the conclusions of a Lebanese bishops' meeting in 1995. But the pontiff — who turns 77 on May 18 —- also hopes to turn a symbol of warfare into one of religious harmony. John Paul is going to Lebanon "to heal the wounds that can reopen, to move Lebanon toward what it was before, a symbol of religious co-habitation," papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro- Valls said. It will not be an easy task in a country of 18 separate confessions, where political power is distributed on the basis of faith, where a 15-year war fueled by religious rivalry left 150,000 people dead. VETERANS of FOREIGN WARS of the UNITED STATES POST #1432 will have their annual "BUDDY POPPY SALE" Friday, May 9th at the Post Office & City Co. Building Saturday, May lOth throughout the City ofSaltna Because America's Veterans believed in "Justice for all," they left the safety of their homes A families to serve their country defending its principles. They kept the battle for freedom from touching U.S. soil. Their sacrifice was great, their bravery beyond question. Poppy Day pays tribute to the veteran, both living and dead and reminds Americans of their debt to those who served so well. You can also mail your donation to VFW Post #1432,1108 W. Crawford, Salina, KS 67401 and specify "Buddy Poppy." WEAR YOUR BUDDY POPPY PROUDLY Leon P. Kashkin - Alice .Jones Poppy Chairpersons 825-4909 - 827^1866 11 Charles P. Morrison - Commander 11 llllllllllllllllllMIHlililiillillllllll 1 104 Ea»t Iron St. Salina, KS 913-827-3838 1-800-607-066* FABULOUS FRAGRANCES In Value Gift Sets For Mom ELIZABETH ARDEN STH AVENUE This modern American classic features 5th Avenue Eau de Parfum Spray, Body Lotion and a Mini Parfum Replica. A 79.00 value. JESSICA McCuNTOCK The "Enchanted Bliss" set Includes Eau de Parfum Spray, Perfumed Body Lotion, Perfumed Bath and Shower Gel, Perfumed Soap, Jessica McClintock Mini Parfum, Jess Mini Parfum and a signature hankie. A 76.00 value. POLO SPORT WOMAN BY RALPH LAUREN This deluxe collection of skin fitness essentials Includes Eau de Toilette Spray, Hydrate Gel Body Moisturizer, Scrub Foaming Sea Salts and Sculpt Dry Oil Spray. A 62.00 value. YSATIS BY GlVENCHY This sophisticate gift set includes Eau de Toilette Spray and a Deluxe Mini Parfum. A 95.00 value. AMARIGE BY GIVENCHY Celebrate her day with this set Including Eau de Toilette Spray and a Deluxe Mini Parfum. A 101.00 value. SUNG BY ALFRED SUNG "Essential Treasures" includes an Eau de Toilette Spray, Body Lotion, Mini Parfum Collectible and a Travel Bag. A 97.00 value. INNER REALM This gift set features the new patented fragrance, "Inner REALM"™. Her set includes an Eau de Toilette Spray, Body Lotion, Bath and Shower Gel and a refutable atomizer. A 90.00 value. DOLCE VITA BY CHRISTIAN DIOR The "Dolce Vita Desires" gift set includes Eau de Toilette Spray and a Perfumed Body Lotion. A 71.00 value, Dillard's erlyA. Baker For Your Convenience We Accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Carte Blanche, Diner's Club Or Your Dillard's Charge. INTEGRITY. . .QUALITY. . .VALUE. . .DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE! SHOf TODAY 10 A.M. - 9 P.M.

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