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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 26, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Kokomo Ind Monday I Dec 26 1994 50 cents Hijackers issue new demands News conference could help get hostages out MARSEILLE France AP Islamic radicals who hijacked an Air France jetliner from Algiers and killed three passengers pro posed today to release hostages in exchange for a news conference a local official said The latest proposal was one of a series of changing demands Deputy Gov Jean Ballandras said The five gunmen had been demanding the plane be refueled and flown on to Paris from Mar seille where it landed early today after a 40hour standoff in Algiers The hijackers seem deter mined but endlessly change their Ballandras said It was not clear whether the gunmen were prepared to release all or some of the 172 captives aboard the plane in exchange for the media exposure The French news agency Agence FrancePresse said the hijackers were demanding the presence of the international press and specif ically Cable News Network Direct talks were established between the hijackers and French officials in the control tower including regional Gov Hubert Blanc and the Marseille police chief Alain Gehin Ballandras said The line is he said AP Graphic The pilot of the Airbus A300 had been serving as intermediary during earlier contacts The French news agency Agence FrancePresse had report ed earlier that the five gunmen threatened to execute more pas sengers if the plane was not refu eled The agency which did not identify its sources later said the ultimatum had been withdrawn At midafternoon a small truck delivered food to the aircraft Two airport workers ran small boxes up the steps and set them at the doors entrance The door was opened periodically and one of the planes occupants apparently a woman took the boxes inside Before the food was delivered a person who appeared to be a crew member stood in the open door A masked man dressed in black apparently a hijacker stood behind him Airport director Henri Roux Alezais said there were some indications the hijackers were getting tired but he did not elabo rate The hijackers armed with at least two Kalashnikov assault rifles and two automatic pistols seized the plane Saturday as it prepared to leave for Paris The hijackers killed three pas sengers an Algerian policeman a Vietnamese national and a Frenchman while the jetliner stood on the tarmac in Algiers Sixtythree passengers were freed About 40 of the remaining 172 passengers and crew were French and most of the rest were thought to be Algerian Alain Gehin the Marseille police chief said they were being treated Algerian officials said one of the hijackers was a member of the Armed Islamic Group the most radical Muslim extremist faction in Algeria The group has claimed responsi bility for most of the deaths of the 71 foreigners killed in the past 15 months as radicals tried to scare off the foreign technical expertise the Algerian government needs to run its oil and other industries KT subscription rate rising Effective Jan 8 1995 the home delivery weekly rate of the Koko mo Tribune will increase 25 cents Arden Draeger Tribune publish ergeneral manager announced today Since our last increase two years ago weve had three price increases for paper and another one is scheduled for Draeger said The increased cost of materials including ink to pro duce the paper is the main reason we have to raise the subscription Starting Jan 8 the weekly rate for papers delivered by carriers will be The weekly rate for papers delivered on motor routes will be The carriers will receive part of the increase Goodfellows donations are still being accepted Goodfellows is a charity spon sored by the Kokomo Tribune to help needy children at Christmas Youngsters age infant through age 13 receive new clothing at Christ mas provided through corporate sponsor Peraiey Donations to the charity are used to fund vouchers which are distributed to eligible Howard County families Donations to the charity may be mailed to the Goodfellows Kokomo Tribune Post Office Box 9014 300 N Union Kokomo Ind 469049014 Donations may also be brought to the Kokomo Tribune and dropped off at the accounting department The Tribune encourages dona tions in memory of loved ones Memorials and donation listings will appear on Page 1 throughout the holiday season In memory of loved ones Bige Jenkins Minnie Jenkins Greg Germaine Ruth Tedford and friend Carman Croxford Jim and Sue Germaine Kokomo Alpha Associate Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa Sorority in memory of Bill and Dorothy Lewis Frances Friller Effie Claxton Mary Ann Selley and Kathy Svoma from friends In memory of my mother Helen K Martin daughter Catherine In memory of George Poppas Sr Chris Kerry and Anne Kleiber Western Middle School Mrs Austins Panther Tail Class From the Virgallas of CT to the children of Kokomo In memory of Wimpy and Cadillac Jack Tulal POSTHOLIDAY BLITZ Janet Wheeler left and her daughter Annie 9 scramble to fill afterChristmas sales and specials Midwest retailers buoyed two shopping carts with wrapping paper Christmas tree orna by the regions surging auto industry enjoyed healthy holiday ments lights and toys at Kmart on the citys westside shortly sales this year For more on holiday sales see Page A9 after 7 today Shoppers waited for the doors to open early outside many area stores today hoping to take advantage of AP photo Kwanzaa celebrations open today Holiday focuses on Africanbased values system By The Associated Press The day after Christmas brings postholiday blues for some but for many Indiana residents it sig nals the start of Kwanzaa a holi day centered neither on giftgiv ing nor religion The sevenday holiday that starts today and runs through Jan 1 is celebrated by 10 million fami lies nationwide as a cultural holi day to celebrate their African roots Its a perfect opportunity for AfricanAmericans to express their said 12yearold Sibeko Jywanza who will cele brate the holiday with his parents and five siblings Kwanzaa which means first in Swahili was created by black studies professor Maulana Karen ga in 1966 The holiday is centered on an Africanbased values system called the Nguzo Saba Seven Principles and emphasizes a dif ferent principle each day The principles are Umoja unity Kujichagulia selfdetermination Ujima collective work and responsibility Ujamaa coopera tive economics Nia purpose Kuumba creativity and Imani faith We can learn about our ances said Sibeko He and his sib lings have celebrated all their lives and know the rituals by heart The first ritual is pouring the libation or tambiko for the ances tors followed by a libation state ment or tamshi la tambiko to honor the ancestors Next comes the call for unity or harambee and the lighting of the mishumaa a sevenpronged can delabrum The mishumaa holds seven can dles three red three green and one black The black candle represents blacks in unity and is lit first Then a red candle is lit for the second third and fourth davs representing struggle The green candles are lit next representing the future Bach day family members ask each other Habari Swahili for Whats the news which the correct response is the principle of that day The last ritual is the karamu or feast on Dec 31 Cliffs ire exchanged during but most are handmade and a reflection on AfricanAmeri can culture Kamau Jywanza It enhances their creativity their Kuumba It lets them that they can produce and be pitr said Kamau Jywanza Tacking to Tasmania SYDNEY The spinnakers of American yachts Congere in center and Sorcery right fly at the start of the annual yachting classic The Sydney to Hobart The 374 yachts started from Sydney Harbour in Australia earli er today and headed for the finish line in Hobart Tasmania The course record set 19 years ago is 2 days 14 hours 36 minutes and 56 seconds AP photo Inside today Local Its time to celebrate Days of Christmas Pagt Ajfe J Style Some lucky promise health and Page AS Sports The Dolphins give a Christmas present to Shula the AFC East Page Bl Also inside Business markets Classified ads Comics Entertainment Local news Nation News olimjfd Obituaries Opinion Spam
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