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Call for: Misted paper m-1411 Advertising 223-1414 Classified 223-1411 Newt 223-1811 Sports 223-1813 Today's Living 223-1814 Business office 223-1411 Got a story or photo idea? Call 223-1811 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., a.m. and S p.m. Saturdays. THE INDEX-JOURNAL Inside Classified Ads 13-17 Comics H Community Calendar 18 Dear Abby Editorials Obituaries 2 Sports lt-12 Today in History 5 Today's Living 7 Heather, forecast 2 70th Year No. 86 GREENWOOD, S.C, MONDAY, MAY 16, 1988 Copyright l&HH by The ImUi-JovwI Co. 18 Pages 2 Sections 25? Smoking WASHINGTON (AP) The surgeon general declared today that nicotine is addictive like heroin and cocaine, a finding that came as no surprise to researchers but which will provide new ammunition for anti-smoking forces. The significance of the report by C. Everett Koop is not that it unveils new scientific evidence, but that he organized existing research into a systematic presentation lumping nicotine in with heroin and cocaine as physiologically addictive substances. The report cites 171 separate studies, most of them conducted during the past decade, as references. India AMRITSAR, India (AP) Sikh extremists entrenched in the Golden Temple exchanged heavy fire with security forces today as a siege of the Sikh faith's holiest shrine entered its second week. K.P.S. Gill, Punjab state police chief, said the estimated 40 to 50 radicals inside the temple compound would be given another opportunity to surrender today. Israel JERUSALEM (AP) Israeli soldiers today killed two Arab youths and wounded nine other protesters in clashes throughout the occupied territories as the Moslem holy month of Ramadan drew to a close, officials said. Besides the Arabs who were shot, eight demonstrators in the Gaza Strip were treated for in- i'uries from beatings or rubber tullets, according to Arab sources. Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Gunfire rang out in the distant hills as 1,200 Soviet soldiers pulled out of a besieged garrison town near the Pakistani border, leaving behind a war the Soviet Union has waged for eight years. The convoy that withdrew from Jalalabad on Sunday marked the beginning of the Soviet pullout. After traveling 88 miles to Kabul, the troops in the 300-vehicle convoy planned to depart for the Soviet Union today. Beirut BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The Syrian army warned Sunday that it will move into Beirut's devastated southern slums with shoot-to-kill orders and demanded that warring Shiite Moslem militias halt their 10-day-old bloodbath. More than 7,500 Syrian troops and about 500 tanks and armored vehicles massed around the labyrinthine slums, where 18 Western hostages, including nine Americans, are believed held by factions linked to the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, or Party of God. Endangered bills COLUMBIA (AP) Legislative observers say several major bills are likely to die when the session ends June 2, including a state lottery, tighter regulations on lobbyists and a 1-cent local-option sales tax. Some major legislation such as the bond bill and a the beachfront management bill will have problems getting out of the General Assembly, but lawmakers have invested too much to write them off yet. Pat Robertson By The Associated Press Former television evangelist Pat Robertson, whose faithful following struck fear for a time into Republican Party regulars, today was abandoning what he described as a divinely inspired presidential bid. George Bush, the GOP nominee-to-be, was campaigning in Washington state, the scene of Robertson's only Super Tuesday triumph. The two Democratic presidential contenders, Jesse Jackson and Michael Dukakis, were gearing up for another primary battle. Oregon votes Tuesday, with 45 delegates at stake. Today's Living The Greenwood Association of Insurance Women are celebrating National (International) Insurance Women's Week ... page 7. Sports The Greenwood Eagles track team didn't have enough numbers to win the state championship.. .page 10 Pott says Americans favor arms treaty ) rjl but don't trust Soviets NEW YORK (AP) Americans overwhelmingly favor the VS.-8ovtet medium-range nuclear missile treaty but snare fears in Congress that Moscow cannot be trusted to comply, according to Media General-Associated Press poU. ", ''' ' The poll also found that Americans view Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev nearly as favorably as they do President iteagan, and Gorbachev out-polls Reagan among college-educated Americans. . Seventy-three percent of those polled la the national survey supported the accord to eliminate medium-range missiles, and as many said they would back a treaty to cat each nation's krag-rarze arseaa! la half.,- ' " . . - Bat (1 percent said the Soviets can't be trusted U live up to their arms control agreements. That reflected sentiment in the Senate,' which last week demanded clarification of the antl-cheating rules in the pact , , ,- i, , 4 , The poll was conducted among a random sample of UTO4 adults interviewed by telephone from April 2$-May 8, ending lest tlan m month before Reagaa and Gorbachev meet la Moscow. ' -"J j (See' Arms, page '2) . .;'... 2 teen-agers credited with 'saving a lot' 27 die in one of nation's deadliest bus crashes CARROLLTON, Ky. (AP) Two 16-year-olds helped pull their friends from a bus that burst into a fireball after it collided head-on with a pickup truck on an interstate highway, killing 27 in one of the nation's deadliest bus crashes. "They were just laying down in the back door, stacked up on top of each other, and no one could get out' 'cause they all fell down on top of each other," said Larry Flowers, who escaped from the bus and helped evacuate it with Jamie Hardesty. "I grabbed their arms and pulled." A pickup truck going the wrong way on southbound Interstate 71 late Saturday plowed into the right front side of the bus, which was filled mostly with teen-agers from the Assembly of God Church in Radcliff returning home from an amusement park outing near Cincinnati, police said. Nine of the 40 hurt sustained critical injuries and four serious ones, including the driver of the pickup truck, who was alone. Those killed were charred beyond recognition. Survivors said that as flames erupted in the bus' front, screaming passengers rushed toward the rear emergency door. "Everyone started screaming and hollering," said Hardesty, a high school sophomore. "Everyone was trying to get off as fast as they could." A passing truck driver, Patrick Presley of Dallas, and an unidentified trucker, rushed to the bus Ground By JIM JOYCE Managing editor Greenwood Methodist Home officials and other dignitaries joined together Sunday to break ground for an Activities and Con-gregrate Housing Center at the Marshall Road facility. More than 100 attended the groundbreaking ceremonies, highlighted by a short speech from U.S. Rep. Liz Patterson, congresswoman from the 4th District. "At this time of year many of us break ground for flowers and seeds for vegetables," Rep. Patterson said; adding that too often the ground is found to be hard and left without any further work to make it productive. "But there are others who find needs that are not being met," she said. "They are concerned. "The No. I concern I have heard was health care, especially quality, affordable health care for the elderly." Using statistics to point out those who are concerned about long-term health care, Rep. Patterson said, "people are living longer and they deserve a good quality of life. People over 65 make up ll percent of the population. All Americans, especially veterans, deserve affordable and yanked the rear door open. Hardesty was among the first to escape. "I thought maybe if I broke out the windows I could help some of them get out or at least let some of the smoke out," he said. "I busted windows hoping they could get out, but I don't guess they could." "When I jumped off the bus, I saw him (Hardesty) carrying somebody' and laid them down, and ran back up and was trying to get some more people," said 17-year-old Juan Holt. "He ripped off my shirt, and he used it for bandages. ... He put ice on people. He was like a doctor." Jason Booher, 13, credited Hardesty with "saving a lot." Hardesty pushed burning victims from the bus and Booher said he then rolled them in grass. Holt said Hardesty and Allen Tennison, 15-year-old son of the church's pastor, directed paramedics to those seriously injured. The church held two special services Sunday. The bus had been refueled with gasoline just before the accident, said Carroll County Coroner James Dunn. The fuel tank on the 1977 Ford school bus was on the right side, and ruptured upon impact, police said. Five National Transportation Safety Board members arrived Sunday to begin investigating the 10:55 p.m. crash. State Medical Examiner Dr. (See Bus, page 2) $5 million broken for housing center The Rev. Ted Morton, executive director of the Greenwood Methodist Home, takes the a shovel full of dirt during groundbreaking ceremonies Sunday for the new Activities and Congregate Housing Center at health care." Emphasizing the high-rising expense of health care and what people are doing about it, Rep. 3 day prigoni standoff ends STRINGTOWN, Okla. (AP) Inmates agreed today to release their last two hostage guards and peacefully end a three-day prison uprising that did $2.5 million in damage, after officials promised that the surrender would be televised. Officials also agreed to a demand from the approximately 20 inmates that three state legislators the convicts met with Sunday . would witness today's surrender, said Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie. i mm Search efforts are headquartered at the tinue combing the area for eight-year-old office of Georgetown Apartments today as Malakia Zali Logan, a resident of the com-iaw enforcement officers and volunteers con- plex. (Staff photo by Roger Barton) 8-year-old girl missing from home By ROGER BURTON Area newt editor A search party of approximately 75 people combed the area around Georgetown Apartments all night for a missing eight-year-old Greenwood girl. At noon today Malakia Zali Logan was still missing. Major Sam Riley of the Greenwood County Sheriff's Department said the child lives with her mother, Vennetta Logan of Georgetown Apartments. He listed the child's father as Richard Logan of Saluda. Riley added that no foul play is suspected. "We're treating it strictly as a missing person report," said Riley. "The girl was last seen wearing yellow shorts, a yellow and white polka dot top and slip-on shoes. "We're requesting anyone with information call our office." Emergency Preparedness Director Herbert Vaughn said the girl was last seen about 8:30 p.m. Sunday around the basketball court at Georgetown Apartments and was reported missing about 9 p.m. (See Young, page 2) project i . Breaking ground Patterson added, "today is a perfect example of bow leaders make good health care available to our senlSrtitizens." The agreement was reached after a guard held with the others since the uprising began was released late Sunday, officials said. One inmate and one guard sustained minor injuries during the takeover of the overcrowded, medium-security Mack Alford Correctional Center. After the surrender, the inmates were to be taken to another state penitentiary, Massie said. Under the agreement, they were to let the hostages go after a van arrives to take them away, then come out of the dormitory F - Search i i ,11 i the Marshall Road facility. The guest speaker, U.S. Rep. Liz Patterson of the 4th District, right, was among those watching. (Staff photo by Jim Joyce) "As we turn the earth we are continuing life's process of the (See Ground, page 2) where they have been holed up since late Friday, said prison spokeswoman Anita Trammell. Both hostages and inmates would be given medical examinations, she said. In exchange for food and the earlier meeting with the three state lawmakers, the inmates late Sunday released prison Capt. Lewis McGee. "He's tired, he's in good health. He's glad it's over with," Ms. Trammell said. She said the other (See Prison, page 2) ( v Malakia Logan MEESE FIRES SPOKESMAN WASHINGTON (AP) Attorney General Edwin Meese III has fired the Justice Department's chief spokesman, Terry Eastland, saying he has done an inadequate job of defending the attorney general in a year-old criminal investigation, Eastland said today. "Today's my last today; I don't have a job," Eastland told a reporter. In a letter to Meese, Eastland noted that he had been relieved of his duties Friday. He wrote to Meese, "You have expressed to me your desire to have as director of public affairs someone willing to aggressively defend you against, in effect, any and all criticism." Eastland said that he had defended Meese "to the best of my ability," while "exercising good judgment and acting in a manner consistent with the obligations of this office." "You have concluded that my efforts have not sufficed," Eastland's letter said. The sources said Eastland had planned to wait until after the independent counsel issued a report detailing Meese's activities before deciding whether he would leave the department. ' "an

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