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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas 3A jets fly over Mideast fighting LEBANON More than Christians may be trapped by Druse Lebanon AP hit the Marine compound at Beirut airport Saturday and jets thundered over the Chouf where Druse fighters were said to have massacred 64 Christian Fears mounted for the safety of as many as other Christians trapped by Druse Beirut television reported that 70 carloads of Christian refugees from the mountain fighting demonstrated in front of the residence of Am bassador Robert Dillon demanding American in tervention to halt the which blew up after the Israelis pulled back from the Chouf a week Warrant Officer Charles spokesman for the Marine contingent of the multinational peacekeeping reported no casualties from the latest He said the jets two Navy F14 Tomcats from the carrier Dwight Eisenhower scrambled to reconnoiter and demonstrate The jets first took to the skies over Lebanon on Wednesday along with French fighterbombers after and French positions were shelled in west Beirut Four Marines were killed Monday and and two French peacekeepers were killed The frigate Bowen opened up with its guns Thursday after the Marine compound again came under fire from Druse It was the first use of American Navy firepower since the Marines landed a year The Tomcats also flew over the Chouf on The Christian Voice of Lebanon radio said 64 more Christians were massacred by the Druse in the overrun Chouf village of 15 miles southeast of The Druse Progressive Socialist Party said those killed in ElBire were Christian taure director of the Beirut office of the International Red said army sources told her 64 bodies had been found in the But she said the Red Cross was unable to reach the town to check the massacre She said Druse turned back two Red Cross convoys which Friday tried to reach Deir Al where an estimated to refusers were The local Druse Sheik Mohammed Abu said the Red Cross could enter only Christian forces free 30 Druse women he claimed were taken prisoner after an alleged massacre of civilians in the nearby town of Kfar Malta The overall Druse Walid told a radio interviewer in that his would not storm Ixir AlKarnar and would protect Christians who took refuse there But in a spokesman for the the largest Christian described the situation in Deir AlKamar as more than People are sleeping in the streets and in the he said Many of them have no blankets We fear epidemics may be starting at any moment Congress returns to problems WASHINGTON AP Congress returns from a fiveweek recess to confront an autumn of hard choices about the Soviet Union and the and a stalemate over trimming bulging budget The recess ends with the House and Senate reconvening at noon While they were legislators unleashed a torrent of angry rhetoric against the Soviet Union after it shot down a South Korean jumbo jet killing all 269 people including 61 Among the passengers was Larry Initial legislative reaction to the incident will be largely with leaders in the House and Senate preparing in cooperation with President Reagan resolutions condemning the The longterm impact of the attack is more difficult to The principle effect has been to restate the determination to stay militarily strong said Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Baker arguments over separate elements of the defense budget such as the MX missile and the Bl bomber will Another concern facing returning legislators is the continued civil war between religious factions in Lebanon and the lack of say from Congress in the deployment of Marines Congressional sources have said Reagans allies in the Republicancontrolled Senate are preparing legislation that would approve the presence of troops in The effect of such a measure would be to relieve the administration of pressure under the 1973 War Powers Act that would limit the stay of the Marines to a maximum of 90 days unless Congress The who asked not to be quoted by said the idea of legislation authorizing the troops to remain surfaced during a 4 White House meeting as the president briefed bipartisan leaders on the Soviet attack on the South Korean But Garence chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on foreign said last week he would try to cut off money for troops as of 1 unless the president files a report under a section of the War Powers Act that would require him to acknowledge the Marines are in Administration critics have not given but it is unlikely that congressional critics will have success in blocking recent administration moves to step up the presence in Central Former South African prime minster dies Mil A BRAID CONTINUES SAVE 25 Wood MiniBlinds By Kirsh SAVE 50 SAVE 50 Woven Woods by Kirsfi VimBlinds By Kirsh CAPE South Africa AP Former Prime Minister John a tough advocate of apartheid who left office disgraced by a government died Saturday He was A spokesman for Tygerburg Hospital near Cape Town said Vorster died at Vorster entered the hospital Monday with a lung Doctors said he later developed a blood clot in a While serving as justice Vorster strictly enforced the apartheid racial separation laws by detaining dissidents without trial and applying Harrelson requests new trial SAN ANTONIO AP Charles Harrelson has asked for a new trial in the slaying of District Judge John Wood arguing that one of the key witnesses against him may have been too sick with syphilis to testify In papers filed Friday in federal district court Harrelsons attorney claimed the Hampton Robinson was being treated at an alcohol and drug treatment center throughout the Harrelson is serving two consecutive life sentences from his conviction last December on charges of conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to obstruct Prosecutors contended he was paid to kill Wood was the first federal judge this century to be slain when he was gunned down outside his San Antonio townhouse May In seeking the new trial for at torney Tom Sharpe contended the govern ment violated its courtordered promise to reveal any illnesses such as the syphilis from which he claims Robinson The failure of the government to provide the complete medical record of Hampton Robinson compels the entry of an order granting a new Sharpe The Brownsville attorney argued that syphilis and the drugs that may have been prescribed to combat it could have hindered Robinsons and that the fact that he had the disease may have impeached his credibility and that of his another prosecution Sharpe said that Jo Ann Robinson revealed that she and her a longtime Harrelson gambling were kept at the Starlight Hospital in Kerrville during the 10week Hospital contacted Friday declined to discuss the The assistant attorneys who prosecuted the Wood case could not be located for a wealthy East Texas testified Harrelson bragged that killing people and getting away with it is my long banning a type of internal to white liberals and black He crushed South Africas Communist Party and acquired the nickname Jackboot during the 12 years he was prime Vorster tried to put a milder image on the apartheid policies that brought international Some theaters and hotels were opened to and mixedrace sports were He traveled outside the country to meet black African leaders and once startled his supporters by sitting between two black women at a banquet in Latin American leaders OK peace plan PANAMA Panama AP The foreign ministers of nine Latin American countries agreed Saturday on a plan for peace in Central America calling for regional disarmament and a cutback in foreign For the first time foreign ministers of the regions five countries are in agreement with respect to very concrete Panamanian Foreign Minister Oydeen Ortega Duran told reporters at the end of a threeday The four socalled Contadora countries Panama and Venezuela have made peace proposals but this is the first time the foreign ministers of Costa El Nicaragua and Honduras have endorsed such a Details of the 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