The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on December 3, 1988 · Page 9
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 9

San Bernardino, California
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Saturday, December 3, 1988
Page 9
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Question of extraditing priest stirs heated words Thatcher criticizes Belgium at summit By MAUREEN JOHNSON Associated Press RHODES, Greece British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher criticized Belgium's premier Friday for refusing to extradite a pro-IRA priest, a dispute that overshadowed a European Economic Community summit meeting. In some of the angriest exchanges reported between leaders in the trade bloc, Thatcher told Premier Wilfried Martens of Belgium she was "mystified and deeply wounded" by his government's refusal to extradite Patrick Ryan. British police suspect the Roman Catholic priest of involvement in a series of Irish Republican Army bombings and other terrorist offenses. Soon after the angry meeting in Thatcher's hotel suite, she and Martens sat side-by-side as the leaders of the 12-nation community reviewed their ambitious program to dismantle all trade barriers and create by 1992 a single market of 322 million people. Bangladesh starts fixing cyclone ruin By HASAN SAEED Associated Press SHAMNAGAR, Bangladesh Villagers set out Friday to reb uild homes and businesses flat tened earlier this week by a cy clone that left at least 787 people dead and 3,250 missing. "I have lost everything: my home, my crops, my cattle," said Ahmed Ali, a 45-year-old farmer who found temporary shelter in a school building with his wife and five children. "There is no future for me and my family." Dainik Bangla, an indepen dent newspaper, said more than 10,000 people were injured and 5 million left homeless. The storm hit southern Beng ladesh and eastern India on Tuesday with winds of up to 102 mph and 15-foot waves that flooded coastal islands and sand bars inhabited by fishermen and peasants. It mowed down utility poles and palm trees, killed thousands of cattle and devastated rice pad dies ready for harvest. Not a single mud-and-straw house was left standing in Sham nagar, a town of 6,000 people where 10 people were killed. Dozens of other southern vil lages suffered similar fates. Official reports said 577 peo ple were killed, but that estimate is considered conservative. The Red Crescent Society, the Mos lem equivalent of the Red Cross, said 806 people died, mostly in the southwestern districts of Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat, and the independent Khabar newspaper put the death toll at 1,050. The Red Crescent also said more than 3,000 still were miss ing, mostly fishermen. In the Indian city of Calcutta, police sources said 210 people had died in West Bengal state next to Bangladesh. Indian news agencies, however, said the death toll was 500, with at least 250 peo ple reported missing. Royal couple's brief marriage ends in tragedy VIENNA, Austria (AP) Fourteen months ago they wed in a fairy-tale ceremony at an Al pine castle. On Friday, one of Eu rope's aristocratic young couples was buried the princess a vic tim of an apparent drug overdose, her prince driven to suicide. Prince Ludwig Rudolf of Hanover, a 33-year-old great-grandson of Germany's last emperor, and his 26-year-old bride, Isa-belle, were laid to rest in Grue-nau, 120 miles west of Vienna. The funeral came 14 months after a lavish five-day wedding in the Alpine castle of Bleiburg in southern Austria, home of the bride, Countess Isabelle von Thurn. On Sunday night, the princely pair again made news. This time, it was gruesome. After dining with an obscure West German pop group and an unidentified American, Isabelle retired to her bedroom in the couple's home. Several hours later, the prince found his wife dead on the bed from what police said was apparently a drug overdose, probably cocaine. The prince, who was "in shock," drove from the house and shot himself in a nearby forest of the Almtal valley, his family said. Thatcher, who has been criticized for being wary of the trade agreement, argued during the afternoon meeting that some border restrictions must remain in place to control terrorism, drug dealing and arms smuggling, officials said. "Insular thinking ... is a reality," Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers said of Thatcher. "But I have never seen her more relaxed. She sees this summit ... as the start of a debate," he told reporters after the 3'2-hour session. The two-day meeting among the often-quarrelsome European leaders, which began Friday, had been expected to produce few problems. Tough decisions on closer union, including monetary cooperation and a single tax system, are due at the next six-month summit in Spain. Central to the informal agenda was a draft statement aimed at reassuring the United States and Japan the community will not shut out their trade in 1992. 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Last week, Martens' government turned down the British extradition request and sent him to Ireland. Ireland says it is considering the request, though authorities no longer know where he is. Martens said after meeting Thatcher he told her the extradition request was rejected because it was legally flawed. bectiondll 1 1 !- i'-M . l!fwtlM HA f Traditional full size sleeper in a country plaid of blue, beige and green. Correct Comfort innersprmg mattress. Orig. at $949 SALE $749 BY STEARNS & FOSTER SAOQ U77 SOFA Special Purchase! Shelter sofa with roll arm, bun foot, loose pillow back. Navy and white-mattress ticking cover of 100 cotton. OUR SPECIAL PRICE .$699 Ivst. . . SPECIAL $675 Ottoman ' 47 SOFA Special Purchase! Sofa in subtle rose and celadon floral jacquard on ecru. Quality 8-way hand-tied coils. Traditional camel back. In 4 i, stock.. 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But in a nation that usually appears dulled to such cacophony, Japan took one small step Friday toward peace and quiet. The lower house of Parliament passed a bill restricting $2399 PIER WALL BED Classic, comfortable country oak wall bed with optimum storage. Soft rounded mouldings, solid oak drawer fronts. 2 pier cabinets, light bridge, queen size storage headboard and mirror set. Orig. nriced at $3095 SALE $2399 O'fAlso shown: 74" dresser, $101 5. $809 Tri-fold mirror, Orig. $565 SALE Add $465 for king size pier wall. $449 BY THOMASVILLE s399 Contemporary style wall saver recliner with easy-to-operate mechanism. Brown textured velvet cover. Orig. $579. $399 ACTION LANE - - I Q - fV FULL SLEEPER THU77 5 PCS. Stylish French design set in pecan solids and veneers with olive ash burl accents. 78" door dresser, tri-fold mirror, queen size headboard. 2 night stands. $5240. $4099 Add $190 for king size hdbd. 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His visit comes as several Japanese and Soviet companies have announced joint ventures, and as the Soviet Union has floated some unofficial proposals to resolve the outstanding issue between them Japan's claim to four small islands in the Kuriles chain awarded to the Soviet Union after World War II. The Soviet Embassy has repeatedly complained to Japan's Foreign Ministry about the rightists. But Krivtsov and a spokesman for Japan's Foreign Ministry denied Shevardnadze's visit had anything to do with the bill. Many Japanese suspect his visit may have prompted some action, however, because otherwise this nation is remarkably tolerant of what Americans would consider noisy intrusions on their peace of mind. Yet what is annoying to some Japanese is reassuring, even soothing, to others. In a way, the stream of public cautions and exhortations reflects the resolute cheerfulness, moral uplift and emphasis on the public good that run through Japanese life. BRO California Sunday 12 to 6 J"' I IT

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