The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 6, 1985 · Page 5
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Nation/World The Salina Journal Saturday, April 6, 1985 Page 5 Dozens killed as Iran, Iraq introducing flIL i^MMI^^MaiB^S^ilHiV H^H ••••^•^•^^"'^ft tM i .. ... ..i . .1 . .1 UNCLE IRA hit cities with missile strikes "Unicorn" on circus display. ASPCA tries to horn in on circus act NEW YORK (AP) - The ASPCA and Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey circus butted heads Friday over whether this year's star attraction — "The Living Unicorn" — is really just a goat with a surgically implanted bull's horn. John Kullberg, president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said the four animals he saw were definitely goats and unless the circus answers his charges he will take it to court. Kullberg said it looked as if someone removed the animals' own horns and surgically implanted a bull's horn in the middle of their heads. Though the operation is not necessarily life-threatening, Kullberg called the publicity stunt "cruel and severely unethical." He called on the public to boycott /'The Greatest Show on Earth," which opened this week for a nine- week run at Madison Square Garden. . "Unless their (circus officials') attitude changes and that doesn't seem likely right now, I don't think the public should be paying for surgically produced freak shows," Kullberg said. Circus vice president Allen J. Bloom called the ASPCA's charges of animal cruelty ludicrous and said the call for a boycott was "an unfair and ill-conceived effort by grin- ches to steal the kind of wholesome fantasy all too rare in today's entertainment." "The Living Unicorn arrived at the Circus exactly as it is seen today," said Bloom. "The only difference in it now is that its horn has grown several inches since it joined the circus." Ringling's public relations campaign claims the animals are, indeed, the "elusive, mythical beasts." The campaign is geared toward only one "unicorn," but a circus spokeswoman admitted there were four in the troop. "Only one appears in the show but all four are unicorns," said Susahanna Smith. Ringling Bros, advertising campaign this season is built around the unicorn, which is described by the dictionary as a one-horned beast with the head and body of a horse, the hind legs of a stag and the tail of a lion. Circus programs feature color pictures of the animal — which looks very like a well-groomed, long-haired goat — and a fact sheet with tidbits like where it came from, what it eats, and how long it lives. For the curious, the answers are: It appeared out of the blue last summer and joined the circus in Houston, its favorite food is rose petals, and, as for its life span: "He Is ageless." The circus also got a trademark '• for "The Living Unicorn." ' Smith said circus officials were not doing anything about the AS, PCA's charges. Kullberg said he had assumed the ' animals were wearing a single horn : attached using an invisible chinstrap. But after he and ASPCA veterinarian Dr. Mary Keating examined the animals Thursday night, Kullberg said, "My disbelief turned to i anger." ; "You would think that an organi- sation with their reputation would ' have only the highest possible stan- ' dards," he said. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iran fired a ground-to-ground missile into downtown Baghdad Friday and Iraq retaliated with missile strikes on three Iranian border cities, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The government gave no casualty figure from the powerful blast in Baghdad. It was the eighth huge explosion in the capital in just over three weeks, and the first that Iraq acknowledged was caused by an Iranian missile. The military spokesman said on state television that Iraq fired five missiles — two each into Bakhtaran (formerly Kermanshah), and Ham, and one into Shahabad. Iran said nothing of the attacks. Iraqi missiles hit Bakhtaran and Hamadan Thursday, and Iran reported dozens of people were killed and scores wounded. President Saddam Hussein's government has said it would intensify the "war of the cities" in an effort to force Iran to negotiate and end to the 4%-year-old conflict. Iran has offered only an agreement to end attacks on civilians and its Shiite Moslem leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has vowed to continue the war. U.N. Secretary-general Javier Perez de Cuellar was in Bahrain on his Mideast tour and renewed his offer to go to Tehran and Baghdad 4 die as storms strike across Midwest, South By The Associated Press Tornadoes and thunderstorms packing "hurricane-force winds" raked the nation's midsection from Illinois to the Deep South on Friday, destroying buildings and homes, toppling trees and towers, and killing four people. Three dozen people were injured and widespread power outages were reported as high winds struck Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. High winds in Roanoke, Ala., killed two people in their car "when a big limb fell off a tree and crushed both of them," said Randolph County Sheriff Fred May. Elsewhere in the state, at least 10 people were treated at hospitals for minor cuts and bruises they received as twisters and storms toppled trees, overturned trailer homes and damaged houses. At least 20 counties reported power outages, and roads were closed in several areas because of fallen trees, said Dave White of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. "A lot of it was just high winds and not tornadoes. We had hurricane-force winds in some parts of the state tonight," said Mark Miller, a spokesman for the agency. Alabama Power Co. spokesman Chris Conway in Montgomery said 63,000 customers were without electricity in wide areas of the state. One man was killed and his sister injured in an unincorporated area near Tilden, in southwestern Illinois, when strong winds demolished their mobile home, said Randolph County Coroner Neil Birchler. "tomorrow, the day after, or Monday even," but only if Iran was willing to discuss a "comprehensive" settlement. The Soviet Union, one of Iraq's military suppliers, told Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz last week in Moscow that it wants a negotiated solution. Its official news agency Tass said the same message was given Friday to Hossein Kazempur- Ardebili, Iran's deputy foreign minister and the highest Iranian official to visit Moscow in three years. In announcing the Iraqi missile attacks, the military spokesman said Iraq would "continue the revenge strikes until they (the Iranians) accept total peace." Hashemi Rafsanjani, speaker of Iran's parliament, said Thursday night that Iran would fire a missile into Baghdad and warned residents to flee the city. Police and militiamen sealed off Baghdad's downtown area after the explosion at 3:25 p.m. and kept reporters out. Although Friday }s the Moslem holy day, many shops open and the district often is crowded at midafternoon. Iraqi policemen waved speeding ambulances through intersections. Telephone operators at government- run hospitals refused to answer questions about casualties. A foreigner who lives near the area said by telephone the blast shook his house for several seconds and "I could hear the cracking of glass. Then the motorists who were in the street, scared by the explosion, started driving hysterically in all directions and blowing their horns." A large plume of gray smoke rose from the blast area. Tehran radio, monitored in London, said the missile was part of Iran's "policy of retaliation" for Iraqi attacks on Iranian civilians. It quoted a military spokesman as saying he hoped Friday's missile would be the last fired at Baghdad and called on Iraq to halt strikes at civilians. "Iran never wished to see Iraqi towns destroyed," the broadcast quoted the spokesman as saying. "However, the Iraqi regime must remember that should it continue its wickedness we shall be able to bring any part of Iraq under missile attack at any given moment." The explosions in Baghdad began March 14 when a blast damaged a downtown building owned by the government's Rafidain bank. Iraq said it was caused by a saboteur's bomb and Iran said it was a missile. Military experts say both. countries have been using the Scud-B missile, an old Soviet-built weapon. Man freed after 6 years in jail for disputed rape CHICAGO (AP) - Gary Dotson spent his first day in six years outside prison on Friday, but how long he stays free depends on whether a judge accepts his accuser's word that she was never raped. Two keyl questions must! be answered! before Dotson I can bel cleared: Will a judge believe the testimony of Cathleen Crowell Webb, who insists she wasn't raped in 1977 but can't remember some important details? Will sophisticated medical tests prove Dotson could not have assaulted her? Dotson's attorney, Warren Lupel, says he's confident his client will never spend another mo- Dotson ment behind bars. Dotson is a bit more cautious. "I hope this is my last day in prison," he said after he walked out of the Joliet Correctional Center on Thursday for his first breath of freedom since 1979. He was freed on $10,000 cash bond pending an April 11 hearing. Dotson, 28, relaxed Friday at his family's home in south suburban Country Club Hills after an emotional reunion with relatives and friends that lingered on until 3 a.m. He slept soundly Friday morning in his own room, and has no immediate plans but to do the simple things he dreamed about in prison, said his sister. "He wants to take it day by day .... and do what we take for granted," she said. Dotson planned to take a long walk Friday and feast on homemade spaghetti, she said. CHRIST'S RESURRECT!* EASTER SUNDAY 6:30 a.m SUNRISE SERVICE Featuring choir end orchestra, drama and scenery to tell the Easter Story in song and scripture. 8:30,10:50 a.m. and6:00 p.m WORSHIP SERVICES Featuring Choir, orchestra, solos, ensembles and messages by Pastor Colaw 8:30 "Confessions of Simon Peter" 10:50 "Confessions of Simon Peter' 6:00 p.m.' 'Who Was Really Betrayed.. .Jesus or Judas? " FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1425 South Ohio N. Rene Colaw, Pastor Salina, Kansas COUNTRY RADIO 55 LATHER STATIC KFR YOUR RADAR WEATHER STATION — 4 TIMES AN HOUR Presenting The 55 COUNTRY EASTER BUNNY IN THE HOSPITALS Bringing all the cheer & gifts to kids in the Children's Ward on Easter Sunday. 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