Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 4, 1976 · Page 1
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July 4, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 1

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GAZETTE-MAIL Charleston, West Virginia, Sunday Morning, July 4, 1976 CITY EDITION WEATHER OUTLOOK -- Shower- likely, with highs in the 70s. Lows tonight in the 50s. Details on Page 4A. 35 cents ~ * A _ c ~ r ^ffc^V^ i?" .»i - ^ ' f ' ?Cj /A* } ' * * o ^ ,, · ( - - , - T *, ^ V ' , ·, ^'""' ' - ^ OSf C O M P L E T E N E W S P A P E R W I T H T W O G R E A T M A G A Z I N E S A N D W O R L D ' S B E S T C O M I C S - - ' 1 " ^ - - '«-.» ' i i ' '* * *"'' * * * ~ * ·* * - ,, - Captors 'Eliminated' Israeli Raid Frees All Hostages 6 MOPUP' Fiercest Struggle in Lebanon Civil War Continues Amid Move for New Cease-Fire TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Airborne Israeli commandos raided Uganda's Entebbe airport early today and freed all 106 hostages being held by pro-Palestine hijackers of an Air France jetliner, an Israeli army spokesman said. It was not immediately clear how many casualties there were among the hostages and commandos. An Air France spokesman in Nairobi, Kenya, where the three Israeli military planes stopped over on their way home, said the commando unit "apparently has eliminated" the hijackers. He said surgical operations were performed on some wounded persons on the runway of the Nairobi airport. THE RAID TOOK PLACE about 12 hours before the 7 a.m. deadline for Israel and four other nations to meet the hijackers' demands of freedom for 53 militants jailed in those nations. According to the Air France spokesman in Nairobi, there was fighting reported around the old terminal building at Entebbe where the hostages were being held captive. He reported the Israeli planes flew directly to Uganda from Israel, -- 2,500 miles -- and landed in Nairobi on their return at about 2:30 a.m. (7:30 p.m.). "Kenyan soldiers surrounded the Israeli planes and prevented our personnel from going near it," the Air France spokesman said, "but one of the Israelis said, The operation at Entebbe is over.' From that we gather that the Palestinians have been eliminated." . He said he did not know how many hostages were rescued or how many persons were injured. He reported the Israeli raiders he saw at Nairobi wore civilian clothes. An Air France plane that had been prepared for evacuation of the hostages was still standing by in Nairobi. » "TONIGHT ISRAEL DEFENSE forces extracted and freed the. hostages including the Air France crew from the airport at Entebbe," an Israeli army communique issued in Tel Aviv said. A military command spokesman told reporters, "As far as we know they were all freed. We do not know if they are all okay." Most of the hostages, held for a week, were Israelis or Jews of other nationalities. The hijackers had freed 148 other passengers Wednesday and Thursday. The military command did not say if the commandos encountered resistance from Ugandan soldiers at the airport. The French airplane was commandeered by four hijackers over Greece last Sunday during a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. After a refueling stop in Benghazi, Libya, the pilot was forced to fly to Ugan- da, where the hijackers reportedly were joined by three or four others. The surprise raid came three days after Israel made a turnabout Thursd'ay and said it was willing to negotiate with the terrorists. Forty of the prisoners who the hijackers wanted freed were being held in Israeli jails. (Turn to Page 4A, Col. 1) Senate Panel To Review Tax Bill By Eileen Shanahan (C) New York Times Service WASHINGTON-Sen. Russell B. Long, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee] apparently concerned about the criticism of the many special-interest provisions contained in the pending tax bill, has decided to take the extraordinary step of giving the committee a chance to reconsider its earlier decisions on the bill. Long, a Louisiana Democrat, disclosed his plans in an interview just before tha Senate recessed for the 4th of July holiday and the Democratic National Convention. The exact procedures the committee will use in its reconsideration have not yet, been decided. For example, it is not clear whether the committee will actually have hearings on the many provisions of the bill, which it adopted in May and June without any hearings. (Turn to Page 4A, Col. 2) Always on Sunday IB Building News 8C Business News 12C (ess 4D Classified Ads 5D-9D Columnists 1B.1D-3D Current Affairs ID Editorials 2D Health 9C Home, Family 1C-6C Magazine 1M-28M Obituaries IOC Page Opposite 3D Sports : 1E-7E Travel 26M-27M Your Bridgework 4E By Edward Cody BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Christians and Palestinians battled on in the fiercest struggle of the Lebanese civil war Satur- 15 Bodies Discovered In Argentina BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Security sources said 15 bullet-riddled bodies .were found Saturday and may have been those of suspected leftists killed in retaliation for a bombing at a federal police dining hall. The army said the bomb blast at lunchtime Friday killed 18 persons and injured 66. The security sources said the bodies of six men and two women were found in a parking lot less than half a mile from the bombing site in downtown Buenos Aires. Seven more bodies were found in a suburb of the 'capital. (Turn to Page 4A, Col. I) day as Arab League Secretary-General Mahmoud Riad tried again to work out a cease-fire. A Christian assault force blasted Palestinians from trench defense lines and moved forward in a "mopup operation" around Tal Zaatar refugee camp in southeastern Beirut, rightist spokesmen claimed. But Palestinian officials said some guerrillas were still holding firm on the 12th day of the Tal Zaatar siege in the heart of the camp, flattened and burned after murderous shelling with canons and incendiary rockets. ~ CHRISTIAN LEADERS said privately they decided to capture the camp and the neighboring Moslem neighborhood of Na- baa to rid Christian-held eastern Beirut of its last significant Moslem or Palestinian quarters. Farouk Kaddoumi, political director of Yasir Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, has charged the Christian cleanup is aimed at preparing for partition of Lebanon into Moslem and Christian republics or "cantons." The Palestinians and their Lebanese leftist allies refused to accept a cease-fire proposed by Riad until the Tal Zaatar siege ends and the neighboring camp of Jisr el-Basha is returned by rightist forces who captured it Wednesday. (Turn to Page 4A, Col. 3) Charlestonian Wins U.S. Essay Contest Charleston ·t Tidewater Couponed, Rain A Charleston man has won first prize of $1,776 in the nationwide "Message to America" essay contest sponsored by The Charleston Gazette, The World Almanac and 114 other U.S. daily newspapers. David W. Andersen of 1554-A Quarrier St..previously had won the local contest sponsored by the Gazette. The Gazette entered his essay in the national contest after he had collected $200 and a group of books as first prize winner here. Second place award of $776.00 went'to Mrs. Doris Bogard, .Savannah, Ga., and third place, $176.00, was earned by James M.Shaw of Detroit. ' » · · · ANDERSEN, A PROGRAM specialist in th»^iivision of social services of the West Virginia Department of Welfare, won over thousands of entrants from across the country. He based his essay on "a spirit called America, our greatest heritage and the most unique quality we will pass to future generations." ' He wrote, in part: "America's greatness, America's uniqueness, is its spirit, born in the Revolution and still young at its 200th birthday. In the best of times and in the worst of times, the American spirit has prevailed." All three winners were previously · awarded valuable Bicentennial collections of history books by The World Almanac through their local newspapers, The Charleston Gazette, The Savannah News-Press and The Detroit News. (Turn to Page 4A, Col. 4) Richer by $1,776 is David Andersen of Charleston Family Is (From LefUBrett, 6, Mrs. Andersen and Corrine, 2 -Ststf Photo by Jack Tiornan I

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