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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - July 24, 1981, Alton, Illinois Alton Telegraph Serving Modi ton, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene and Calhoun Counties Vol. 144 No. 143 iff. Jon. IS. 1134 Sri., July 14, Itll, Alton. III. S Section* 34 Pogo* Single Copy IQC U.S. announces cease-fire in Mideast By The Associatedness The United States announced an end to “all hostile military action between Lebanese and Israeli territory” today after two weeks of bloodshed that left more than 450 Arabs dead in Israeli strikes into Lebanon and six Israelis killed by Palestinian rockets. The truce took hold after an Israeli hight raid into Lebanon which the Tel Aviv command said killed three guerrillas in a jeep. The Palestinians replied with a rocket barrage that killed a 65-year-old Israeli and wounded 14 in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona. The rockets that fell at 9:15 a.m. — 3:15 a.m. EDT — were the last shots fired by the Palestinians, and when the cease-fire took effect some four hours later, all guns were silent. correspondents in northern Israel said. Israel's deputy defense minister, Mordechai Zippori, told Israel Radio that Israel negotiated the truce with the Lebanese government, but that Saudi Arabia, the Arabs’ main bankroller, was the prime Arab force. “She can dictate the moves to the Syrians, the Lebanese and others,” Zippori said. * He also said he was optimistic that the U.S. embargo on delivery bf F-16 jet fighters to Israel would be lifted soon. But the Reagan administration said it was not yet prepared to resume shipment. A White House spokesman said the president welcomed Habib’s announcement “as a hopeful and encouraging sign” for the Mideast. “I have today reported to President Reagan that as of 1330hours local time — 7:30 a m. EDT — July 24,1981, all hostile military action between Lebanese and Israeli territory, in either direction, will cease.” U.S. presidential envoy Philip C. Habib announced in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, standing at his side, added: “The government of Israel endorsed the statement Just made to you by Mr. Philip Habib, the emissary of the president of the United States. ” In Beirut, Yasser Arafat’s Palestine Liberation Organization made no comment on the Habib statement but reiterated it would abide by a U.N.-endorsed truce that had been urged for today if Israel adhered to it. The PLO said this position was communicated to U N. Secretary-General Hurt Waldheim Thursday. In Washington, Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr said the United States was not yet ready to let Israel have IO F-16 jet fighters despite Israel’s agreement to a cease-fire. He told CBS Morning News that “We are going to be watching the situation very carefully for hours and days and perhaps w eeks ahead ” Washington withheld delivery of F-16 fighters to Israel because of the*devastating air raid on Beirut last Friday Several cabinet officials had criticized Begin s bombing policy, but the administration backed off Thursday Habib's statement did not use the word cease-fire, appar ently because the Israelis feared this would connote some form of recognition of the PLO as a full fledged party in the conflict “The government did not want to reach any sort of direct arrangement with the terrorist organizations but it was will ing to accept a lull and peaceful relations in the north.” Is raeli Education Minister Zevulun Hammer said He called it “a time-out during which we will look and see what an understanding betw een us and the other side means in the north.’’ Reagan adds automatic inflation adjustments to his tax-cut plan WASHINGTON <AP) - President Reagan told House Republicans today he is revising his tax-cut plan again to include automatic annual adjustment in personal taxes tooffset inflation. A leading congressional Republican said, meanwhile, that the president also is offering new tax breaks for the oil industry, farmers and small businesses in a bid to hold wavering Republicans and woo conservative Democrats in the House. Democratic leaders claim they have enough votes to pass a rival bill. Reagan, in a pep talk to House GOP members, said his revised tax package “ is a good and a f air tax bill... . This tax cut is the most crucial item left on our agenda for prosperity. “If we remain together, we can change the course of history,” the president said. 'He was interrupted several times by applause. Reagan sa8d the central purpose of the Democratic plan “is to defeat us and provide a political victory for themselves.” He said his plan would stimulate the economy and protect against inflation, while the Democrats’ proposal, which would peg a third-year tax cut to an im proved economy, would leave taxpayers worse off. A conditional third-year tax cut is unacceptable, the president said, because businesses and investors need the assurance of a certain tax reduction. Reagan did not dwell on Democrats’ demands for greater tax relief for taxpayers with incomes under $50,000 a year. He drew a big laugh, however, when he mentioned House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill. D-Mass.. and the Democrats’ tax-cut bill in citing the advantages of the annual adjustment in personal taxes written into the latest administration plan. Coldwater asks Casey to resign WASHINGTON (API-William J. Casey's six-month tenure as CIA director is in growing doubt after Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Barry Coldwater accused him of damaging the spy agency and publicly suggested that he resign. Congress is giving Reagan all the food stamp cuts he wanted — and then some WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is giving President Reagan all the spending cuts he wanted in the food stamp program he wanted and more. House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a package that will reduce food stamp spending next year by $1.65 billion, $199 million more than mandated by the overall budget cutting plan Reagan engineered through Congress. The food stamp reductions now become part of a package of more than $35 billion in cuts a/cross all government programs and it must be approved by the full Senate and House, where the initial margin of victory was slim. Under the food stamp plan, new, more stringent eligibility standards will force some I million of the nearly 23 million recipients from the rolls. Changes in the way benefits are calculated will reduce the monthly food stamp allotment for millions more. The stricter eligibility standards and tougher fraud and misrepresentation penalties will go into effect as soon as possible. Exempted from the new standards. however, will be the elderly and handicapped, meaning that about 100.-000 persons will retain benefits that would otherwise have been terminated Efforts to resolve differences in the House and Senate approaches to the food stamp cuts began earlier this week, but hit a snag when Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate negotiating team, demanded that cuts deeper than those mandated be made. CAMEL CALL — A couple of comets express their opinion while waiting to be unloaded as the Corson & Barnes Circus set up at Eastgate Shopping Center today. The circus planned an afternoon Show and one at 8 p.m. tonight to benefit the Wood River Volunteer Emergency Corps. , (Photo by John Badman) ‘Didn’t deserve a single dime' ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Robert Rabinof, a 92-year-old man who was ordered jailed for 30 days for refusing to pay alimony, has handed over a check for $1,632 and regained his freedom. Circuit Judge Allen Anderson ordered Rabinof released from the Pinellas County Jail on Thursday, the 25th day of the sentence. The judge said Rabinof had satisfied his debt bv paying the $1,200 in back alimony and his former wife’s attorney’s fees. Rabinof began his jail term June 29 for contempt of court for refusing a judge’s order to payback alimony. His lawyer, Joseph Whitel-ock. said Rabinof's assets total about $150,000. But Rabinof had said his 77-year-old former wife, whom he married in 1970, didn’t deserve a dime and that he would rather stay in jail. DOCTORED PHOTOGRAPH? — John Pekkonen, winner of several awards for his medical reporting, said in an article appearing in the August Washingtonian magazine that this first official photograph released after President Reagan was shot was cropped to take out a nurse standing to Reagan’s immediate left, holding a Pleur-evac device connected too chest tube coming from under his robe (AP laserphoto) Reagan suffered medical crisis, public wasn’t told WASHINGTON (AP) - President Reagan went through an unpublicized medical crisis a week after he was shot last March — a mysterious, persistent, high fever that made his doctors debate operating on his bullet-pierced lung a second time. Medical writer John Pekkanen. given access to every doctor at George Washington University Hospital who treated Reagan so he could write an authoritative account of the president's ordeal, disclosed the second crisis in an article for Washingtonian magazine Dr. Dennis O’Leary, a hospital administrator who acted as spokesman on the president’s recovery, confirmed Pekkanen’s account. O’Leary said there was no disclosure of the possibility of a second operation to remove the left lobe in Reagan’s chest because making that information public would have been “inappropriately alarmist.” To keep word that the president was seriously ill from leaking out, Pekkanen reported, one doctor had to lie to a nurse. He also covered up the label on a bronchoscope so others would not know a bronchoscopy had been ordered to clear up Reagan's bronchial tubes The article also says: —The first official photograph of a smiling Reagan in a robe, standing w ith his wife, was cropped to take out a nurse, w ho stood next to Reagan, hold ing a Pleur-evac device connected to a chest-tube coming out from under his robe — In a security lapse, a medical voyeur — a doctor who was a part-time member of the university medical fac u I tv but who had no business being there wandered up to Reagan's bed side and stared intently at the prest dent Refusing to leave, he was finally escorted away bv hospital security pen pie. Reagan's econd medical crisis started on the Thursday night following the March t’.O shooting His temperature shot up to 1U2. his color worsened, he be came more tired and his white blood count w ent up. Pekkanen said The next day. the fever continued and that night Reagan experienced chills X-rays indicted fluid in the lungs, sug gestingpneumonia. Surgeon Benjamin Aaron ordered a bronchoscopy to try to clear the bronchial tubes, and surgical resident David Gens was sent to pick up the black case which contained the bronchoscope In checking it out. he lied to the nurse who needed to know for whom the equip merit w as needed Then Gens taped over the case so oth ers in the hospital would not know w hat type of equipment he was carrying into the president 's suite inside ....... : rn pimp FAMily CLARENCE WEBER is the foster grandfather of Erin, left, and Jason. Staff Writer Judy Sokolowski and Photographer Gary Bohn profile the program which brings old and young together..................................B l v Features PRIEST THINKS black churches should care for their own. Feature by Judy Sokolowski...........................................................A-3 The Min/ JPage MEET THE MOLLUSK FAMILY — A guide to shells....................A 9 The OUTdoORS AREA TRAP SHOOTER Mike W. Jordan recently won the Spanish flyer shooting championship during international competition in Madrid. Spain..............<....................................................C-3 The AREA PETER CARROLL RESIGNS post on South Roxana board Alton Mayor Paul Lenz elected to SIMAPC committee........................A-6 FIRST STAGE OF A STUDY to determine the feasibility of installing hydroelectric power facilities in the new Alton Lock and Dam 26 will be completed July 31, reports the Corps of Engineers..............A-12 The STATE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY officials, seeking to ward off criticism of the ailing transportation agency, will no longer commute in company car s.............I.....................................................B-4 The NATiON PRESIDENT REAGAN asks governors tacooperate with his project of rewriting state laws that discriminate ogainst women A-8 i LENNON SISTERS adopt a new look for their act, a modified strip tease............................................................................A-11 The would BANI SADR URGES BOYCOTT of election to fill his post. IRA demands Irish leader take sides on death fast issue...........A-7 Editorial ....................................A-4 Riverside Pork restroom demolition Op Ed...................................A-5 Israeli s attack on PLO carefully or chestrated Tax deed............ ........A-2 Edwardsville couple called not with out fault Burro*.......................................A-3 Threatened with extinction in Brazil Sport* .......................................C-1 Baseball strike talks going nowhere Weather ........................ ...........B-4 Portly cloudy with chonce of thunder storms through Saturday Amusements.................. ...........B-4 Television...................... ...........B-7 Fun Page........................ ...........B-6 Obituaries ..................... ...........C-3 Classified....................... ...........C-4 Stocks........................... Sc.
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