Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on September 6, 1979 · Page 8
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Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California · Page 8

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Thursday, September 6, 1979
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8-Santa Cruz Sentinel - Thursday, September 6, 1979 Sadat Ends Successful Peace Talks TEL AVIV. Israel (AIM - Egyptian President Anwar Sadat ended a summit with Prime Minister Menaehom Begin todav. saying his three-day visit left him "pleased with the evergrowing friendship between our two people." Sadat said he and Begin held constructive talks during their meetings in Haifa. Israel's northern port city. He said both were aware of the "vital necessity to make progress on the Palestinian question soon." Begin, speaking before Sadat boarded a plane at Bcn-Gurion Airport, said he and the Egyptian president had forged a "close, intimate friendship ... which, in our times, is a treasure to be guarded and cherished." The two leaders thus ascribed a friendly tone to Sadat's third visit to the Jewish state, which the Egyptian president capped with a visit to a modern food-processing plant in Haifa before Hying to the airport by helicopter. He had arrived in Haifa Tuesday aboard his presidential yacht but decided to fly back to Egypt. At a tinal question and answer session with Israeli editors in Haifa, Sadat suggested that the "sweet waters" of the Nile could be sent to irrigate Israel's Negev desert. The Egyptian president disclosed that he planned to pipe Nile water under the Suez Canal by 1980 to irrigate the Sinai Peninsula. "Sinai will not be isolated anymore," he said at a question and answer session with newspaper editors at this northern port a few hours before he was to fly home. "...So why not send some of this sweet water to the Negev'.'" The summit, scheduled for only 49 hours and including only " about three hours of face-to-face talks between the two leaders, maintained the momentum of the peace process and produced agreements on three issues related to Israel's withdrawal from Sinai. However, no progress was reported on the key problem of autonomy for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation, and the two leaders were still split on the emotional issue of Jerusalem's future. Sadat told the editors he trusted the process of negotiation to resolve differences. But he said it was "essential" that the Palestinians end their boycott of the autonomy talks, and join Israel and Egypt and perhaps Jordan in negotiations on a permanent solution of the Palestinian issue. Sadat indicated he believed other Arab nations soon would see the value of joining the peace process. While Egypt makes progress steadily toward peaceful relations with the Jewish state, Iraq and Syria are caught in domestic turmoil, and Algeria is in trouble over the Western Sahara, he said. "In the middle of this you find Egypt an island of peace, and island of love, an island of democracy," Sadat said. In their talks Sadat and Begin reached agreement "in principle" on th questions of Israel's buying Sinai oil from Egypt, early return of Biblical Mount Sinai to Egypt and a temporary Israeli-Egyptian force to supervise Israel's withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula. Announcing the agreements at a joint news conference Wednesday, Sadat said he and Begin would meet again in Egypt at a date to be set later. He also expressed optimism that the autonomy talks would achieve results despite the current slow pace and the lack of agreement on the future of Jerusalem. "We need more time, more careful study for the whole thing." Sadat said of the Jerusalem problem. ' Egypt contends Jerusalem's 100.000 Arabs should be part of the autonomous Palestinian area, with voting rights to elect a self-governing council. Israel, which annexed predominantly-Arab East Jerusalem after capturing it in the 1967 war, says the city will not be divided again. But Begin told the news conference: "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It is indivisible." Although the two leaders discussed autonomy for the 1.2 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank of the Jordan River and the Gaza Strip, Sadat said: "We don't work on details. Our ministers are working on the details of elections and so on. but we discussed principles rather than details." The oil question has been of major concern to Israel since it has been getting about 40,000 barrels a day, or about 25 percent of its needs, from the fields it is returning to Egypt. Begin said there was agreement in principle on the amount of oil Egypt would sell to Israel but the price remained to be negotiated. Egyptian press reports said Sadat agreed to sell Israel the same amount it is getting now from the fields. The agreement to return Mount Sinai before Nov. 19, two months ahead of schedule, was coupled with an agreement that the area will be open to Israeli tourists, Begin said. Sadat reportedly wants to go to Mount Sinai, revered as the site where Moses received the Ten Commandments, on a pilgrimage Nov. 19 to mark the second anniversary of his historic journey to Jerusalem that launched the Israeli-Egyptian peace process. The third agreement calls for joint Egyptian-Israeli military patrols to replace the U.N. peacekeeping force in Sinai until a permanent arrangement is negotiated with the United States. Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan was the target of a growing controversy in Israel because of meetings with Arab leaders in the West Bank who are supporters of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Dayan admitted previously to meeting two such Palestinians Arabs, contending that because they were supporters but not officials of the PLO. he was not violating Israel's ban on any dealings with the guerrilla organization. An aide disclosed Wednesday that Uayan had met with at least eight Palestinian leaders and would continue to hold such meetings in the pursuit of peace. rju u . , -"r;, s vs . ? 7:7; M t -Miill ,l x v s)-xlr-i W v I V t x x . -xx , s t tf$ (AP Laserphoto) High winds tore this room from a house in Fairfax County, Va., Wednesday night. efug ees r rom se wimmine To Hoe d China g Kong HONt; KONti (AIM - Despite increased air and sea surveillance, more and more Chinese are swimming through shark-infested coastal waters and battling treacherous currents as they try to escape their communist homeland and sneak into Hong Kong. With 4 7 million people crammed into a total area of 39 square miles and after 30 years of absorbing refugees from Chinese communism, the British colony on the south coast of China is trying to check the biggest wave of Chinese immigration in 17 years. In the first seven months of the year, there were 52,533 legal immigrants, nearly double the number in the same period last year, and 46.559 illegal border-crossers who were rounded up and sent back to China. But the government estimates that at least 67.000 other illegals eluded its reinforced patrols and disappeared into the teeming city. Among those who didn't were 264 "freedom swimmers" whose bodies were found by police or fishermen, 78 more than were found all last year. Some had drowned: others had been mutilated by sharks. One such was 21-year-old Wong Kwong-ming, whose body was on a rubber raft intercepted by a police boat in Mirs Bay, between the Chinese coast and Hong Kong island. Five other Chinese on the raft told the police that a shark attacked Wong as he swam behind the raft, pushing it. The government sent the five survivors back to China. The swimmers cling to rubber balls, tires, tin boxes, anything that floats. Many who are captured after making it across the 10-mile-wide bay report companions just disappeared during the 12-hour struggle against the currents. Chan Shui Mei-fong. a 22-year-old housewife whose husband escaped to Hong Kong and found work as a laborer, had an abortion so she could make the swim. A police launch rescued her and a woman companion from the bay. Mrs. Chan's foot was badly cut by coral and she was near death. She was allowed to remain after her husband appealed to the government. But the companion who had kept her afloat was returned to China. In contrast to the 46.559 illegal immigrants intercepted from January through July, only 1.K15 were caught in 1977 and 8.205 were arrested last year. Part of the increase is due to the increase in refugees. But much of it is due to measures taken by the Hong Kong government. Border fences have been heightened and strengthened and now constitute a formidable barrier to anyone attempting to get through or over them. A powerful lighting system has been installed along border roads. Patrols have been reinforced by a battalion of troops from Britain, two companies of Nepalese Gurkhas from Brunei, helicopters and two Royal Navy Hovercraft. And legislation has been introduced to provide for the prosecution of those who aid and abet illegal immigrants. Cuba Under Fire At Non-Aligned Havana Talks HAVANA (AP) A meeting of non-aligned foreign ministers broke up with angry words as some delegates accused Cuba of abusing its power as conference chairman by cutting off debate on the question of who should represent Cambodia at the non-aligned summit, conference sources said. Cuban Foreign Minister Isidoro Malmierca, chairman of Wednesday night's closed door meeting, presented a paper proposing that Cambodia's seat be left vacant because there was no consensus among the non-aligned nations over who should represent the Southeast Asian nation, said the sources, who declined to be identified. Cuba has been a vocal supporter of Heng Samrin, who was installed as Cambodia's premier last January by the Vietnamese-led invasion force that toppled the government of Premier Pol Pot. The Cuban proposal was challenged by 16 delegates who suggested Cambodia's seat should be taken by the Pol Pot representative until the conference decides whether or not to suspend the Pol Pot regime, the sources said. At that point, they said, Malmierca abruptly adjourned the meeting, declaring that there was a consensus in support of the Cuban proposal despite the opposition of the 16 delegates and others who were not given an opportunity to seak. The Yugoslavian delegate and others banged the conference table in protest when Malmierca cut off debate, the sources said. Kennedy S cion l . l mugged FROM PAGE I the lobby of the hotel at 300 W. 116th St., police said. They said a third man joined the pair in the lobby and as the three were robbing Kennedy, an unidentified person called the 911 emergency number and notified police. Police arrested Sam Askins of Brooklyn in connection with the robbery, but they said no criminal charges were filed because Kennedy was unable to positively identify Askins as his assailant. However, Askins was wanted on two warrants, for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. illon Gets CYA Sentence FROM PAGE 1 of life and that is one of the most offensive things one human being can do to another." He also took issue with the fact that Dillon was immature and young. "A bullet is indiscriminate. It doesn't apologize because it comes from a gun held by a youth. ..." However, Dillon's attorney, Ron Rose, said it w'as important to realize the effect of the sentence on Dillon. "if you sentence him to seven years in state prison you are not going to get Dennis Johnson back. If you sent him to the California Youth Authority, you are not going to get Dennis Johnson back. But you are going to get Norman Dillon back." And he argued that the youth authority was a better place for Dillon. - ' The crowded courtroom was tense as the attorneys argued and Cottle outlined his reasons for the sentence. Cottle noted that some people would not understand the sentence, but that if they knew "all that I know about the aspects of the case," they would agree with the sentence. In his appeal, Boroff referred to a typewritten letter submitted by Dillon to the court in which the teen-ager told of his feelings about the shooting and his life after the sentence. "I felt and I still do feel that what I did was wrong but I never thought about somebody being up there and knowing what to really do and react to this," he wrote in a letter full of grammar and typing errors. "I never thought about shooting somebody and at that time there was no choice on what to do and to this very day I still think that it was me or him that had to do something. . . He also said. "I cried that I did a stupid thing up going up there . . . But most of all I cried that the rest of my life I would be locked up. . ." Dillon went on to say in the letter that it was hard on him "to think that I have to live in reality thinking everyday that I had killed a man that I didn't want to do even so it is hard for me to live being behind bars when I was a free mountain boy that grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains and lived the good life. . ." "So to finish things I pray for you people to judge men fair because after all I am also a human being like you people." Second Recall Candidate David. FROM PAGE 1 northwest of New York City. It was moving at a brisk 30 mph with sustained winds of 45 mph along the coast and out over the Atlantic. Gale warnings were up from Cape Hatteras, N.C., to Eastport, Maine. The National Weather Service said there was a threat of tornadoes in Delaware, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and southeastern New York with the threat spreading into Connecticut. Rhode Island and Massachusetts later in the day. In the meantime, communications were still down in parts of the Carnbean, alter Tropical storm Frederic dumped torrential rains on Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, islands still saturated from the furious passage of Hurricane David. At midmorning, Frederic, with winds of 45 mph, was squarely over the Dominican Republic, which occupies the eastern two-thirds of Hispaniola. As David made its way north, some 800 to 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes in Maryland early today, most of them in Baltimore, where police were rescuing persons stranded in their cars or trapped in their homes as lloodwalers rose. On one city street, floodwaters caused by 3 inches to 7 inches of rain piled cars on top of each other. One man was killed when a tornado hit his trailer home in suburban Philadelphia, police said. Baltimore police said the body of an unidentified woman, about 25-years old, washed ashore this morning. The officers said she apparently drowned when Jones Falls overflowed. Storm winds tore the roof off truckstop in the southern New Jersey community of Pedrickstown and toppled two huge tractor-trailer trucks. The tropical storm lost its hurricane force over land Wednesday as it passed through the southern Atlantic Coast states, leaving behind a trail of downed trees and eroded beaches. David has caused damage estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars in its rampage through the Caribbean and the Southeast. The storm.was blamed for $60 million in damage and six deaths in Florida where it first struck the U.S. mainland with hurricane winds earlier this beek. Two people were killed Wednesday in Virginia, where Gov. John Dalton declared a state of emergency after 10 tornadoes caused heavy damage. Officials said one person died in a traffic accident caused by rain-slick roads near Wytheville, Va., while another was killed when a tornado hit a house in Fairfax County. Fourteen people were injured and at least 350 evacuated as floodwaters rose and tornadoes formed over the northern part of the state. Newport News officials said tornadoes caused an estimated $2 million in damage to that city. High water and winds caused a temporary halt in some rail and air service in the Washington, DC, area, and Maryland officials said five storms that appeared to be tornadoes smashed into the counties around Baltimore, slightly injuring two people. High water and winds brought some rail and air service in the Washington, D.C., area to a halt. Virtually all Amtrak service between Baltimore and Washington was closed by water up to 3 feet deep in some areas, said spokesman Brian Duff. Maryland officials said five storms that appeared to be tornadoes smashed into the counties around Baltimore, slightly injuring two people, and an apparent tornado was blamed for one injury in neighboring Delaware. One man was treated for cuts and bruises when a twister touched down at a truck stop in Pedricktown, N.J. "I was in my truck and in a few seconds I was thrown over," said driver Omar Sanchez. "It's so heavy, and it was like a piece of paper." Meanwhile, residents of Savannah, victims of Hurricane David's second slap at the mainland, began cleaning up the property damage that followed torrential winds and rain Tuesday. Officials said the storm churned up high seas that killed two students from France who tried to swim when the storm passed. "Frankly, there was not the property damage I had anticipated," said Gov. George Busbee, but state natural resources officials closed 'coastal sounds and inland waters to shrimpers because infusions of fresh water may have lowered salinity to levels unsafe for shrimp. Most local governments along the South Carolina coast turned down Riley's offer of state aid, but the hard-hit Myrtle Beach area accepted after fires along the popular Grand Strand destroyed a motel and a condominium complex and power and sewer service were cut off. Soviet Troops FROM PAGE 1 Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance, speaking at a State Department news conference Wednesday before going to Capitol Hill, said the administration "will not be satisfied with maintenance of the status quo" in Cuba. He did not rule out the possibility that the arms treaty would be held hostage unless the combat capability of the Soviet troops were eliminated. The secretary said he will begin discussing the issue with Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin when the Russian diplomat returns t the United States Friday. "I do not want to go into what our approach will be," Vance said. He indicated the United States will not ask for the removal of Soviet personnel from the island. "It is the combat nature of the unit which is a matter of very serious concern to us. We have realized that there are training and signal units stationed there over a period of time," he said. President Carter met for 90 minuteg with his National Security Council to discuss the Cuban situation. A White House official, who asked not to be named, said Carter was presented with recommendations about possible action to take if the status of the Soviet troops does not change. Senate Republican Leader Howard II. Baker of Tennessee emerged from the Foreign Relations Committee briefings to declare: "If we don't do something to call the Russians' bluff, not only Latin America but most of the world would look at the United States as a paper tiger." He said the issue "doesn't kill SALT. ..but we in the Senate must take account of this development." Baker, a treaty opponent, urged that the SALT hearings and debate not be halted by the controversy. "Maybe we ought to do that later if the Russians don't remove these troops," he added. i Firemen Prefer Leather FROM PAGE J the traditional design, known among firemen as the "New Yorker." "Nowadays," Coombs said, "fire hats come in a variety of new materials but there are firemen who will put nothing on their heads except leather. "We make a hat out of something called polycarbonate that costs less and tests show is a better helmet than a leather one. "Still, about 10 percent of the nation's firemen still want leather and they include the fire departments in big cities where firelighting is most hazardous New York. Chicago, Boston, San Francisco. Washington, Newark, Dallas. They stick to leather. "Why? You can test until you're blue in the face but the fireman who goes into the fire is persuaded more by experience than some laboratory test. It's hard to argue with 143 years. "Firemen also are very tradition-conscious. "When we fit out each new group of New York firemen, there always are a few who say they don't need a helmet, they have their father's. Some put their new helmet in their lockers, for inspection, but wear their father's to the fire." Coombs took from his desk a letter from a fireman who had sent his leather helmet in for a minor repair. "Read this," he said. "It is typical. You will see why firemen are reluctant to change." The letter, from a Philadelphia fireman, said : "Please fix my helmet. I owe my life to God and Cairns & Brother." "Not bad company," Coombs said. FROM PAGE I A second candidate in. the recall election against Supervisor Marilyn Liddicoat emerged today with the announced candidacy of Margaret Muth. a librarian with the city-county library system. Muth told the press that her candidacy was a "spur of the moment decision" and that she was running to show there is grassroots opposition to Liddicoat. Muth was head librarian at Twin Lakes library until it closed in the aftermath of Proposition 13. She is a part-time library assistant at Bran-ciforte, La Selva and Soquel library branches and has worked in the library system since 1968. Her husband is a retired Air Force major. She is 46. Election is set for Nov. 6 and filing ends Friday at 5 p.m. President Grants Clemency WASHINGTON (AP) -President Carter has decided to grant clemency to three Puerto Rican nationalists who wounded live congressmen in an assault on the House of Representatives and a fourth who was involved in an assassination attempt against President Harry Truman, it was disclosed Thursday. K- si SUflfliiEi (with this ad) ALL CARPET, UPHOLSTERY & DRAPERY CLEANING! (Spatial ndt Sapt. 30, 1979) Fi CA-PIT I H GXif UPHOLSTIRV CLEANERS I ST UK U"-tING MAINTENANCE SANTA CRUZ APTOS 426-0414 6(1-3426 WATSONVIUI m-sisa 3734 SOQUEl DRIVE 'SOQUEL, CALIFORNIA 93073 hi mi

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