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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                War jarring contrast to Grenadas beauty New Braunfels November 7 A EDITORS NOTE AP Caribbean News Editor Dan Sewell was one of the few American reporters to visit Grenada and write about its mounting turmoil before the military coup and He spent a week on the island in and was one of the first reporters to return last This is his impression By DAN SEWELL Associated Press Grenada The first glimpse of this lush little island from high in the sky is like seeing a an emerald set off by the brilliant blue of the Its an unlikely setting for bloody The military plane lands hard on the Cubanbuilt eight miles south of the The asphalt stretches for nearly two ac cording to so jumbo jets crammed with moneywaving tourists can land Others says it is that long to accommodate big transport planes bringing weapons from When the airplane doors pop heat rushes Temperatures are in the the sun is intense and the humidity is But this airstrip is on Point once one of the most beautiful beaches in the and occasionally a waft of cool sea air brings a moment of Men in fatigues point the way toward waiting trucks or past the reinforcedconcrete shell of what was to have been a terminal People on Grenada seem to think the Americans will finish the but theres no official word on All around the tarmac are more most of them a few standing A Cubanmade truck captured in the 25 invasion by Marines and Army paratroopers rolls by with a grinning GI at the The ride into the is even bumpier than the The potholed road winds past a crushed armored personnel Three Cubans were found dead and then the wreckage was simply shoved to the side of the road into the banana Outside much of the refurbishing the government did before reopening the Grenada Beach Hotel in August has been wiped out by Rolled barbed wire blocks the entrance to the Ross Point probably the best restaurant on the Top officials have claimed it as sort of a makeshift American In the first look at the small harbor the carenage it is called can be The dark green dotted with pastelpainted Georgianstyle seem to plunge right into the doublehorseshoe Caribbean basin where small1 boats bob on the soft Ten boys wearing shorts laugh and yell and take turns leaping from a concrete wall into the translucent seeing who can make the biggest A young man eyes American soldiers going house to house looking for theyre doing good he This has been really good for our young says Genty a hotel owner whose nephew is Grenadas ambassador to the Soviet With all the propaganda they thought America was all white It was good for them to see all these black Marines and let me tell you if they ever let these Marines on the loose on this island a lot of our girls would be very a few blocks away a gaggle of teenage girls stare and giggle and whisper at a group of young True they act like they dont notice the One of them asks how the Steelers did last At Fort the Grenada army headquarters where Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and his closest followers were executed a soldier from Barbados offers a In the a bulletdeflated basketball lies under a In one the soldier points to a pile of stinking ashes and says it is the remains of six bodies that had been burned where they Back in the main part of a boy with a finger pointed like a gun runs up to a He aims and American white man Pow men chase him A Gift to the AMERICAN CAF1CER SOCIETY MEMORIAL PROGRAM goes a long way in cancer ADVERTISED ITEM POLICY Each of these advertised items is re quired to be readily available lor sale in each Kroger ex cept as spedfically noted in this If we do run out of an adver tised item we will oiler you your choice of a comparable when reflecting the same savings or a rain check which will entitle you to purchase the advertised item at the advertised price within 30 Only one vendor coupon will be accepted per Speools whert indicated ot Koger 2 Hu Ncv 8 fB3 Right to None sold to CopyfigM The Kroqet Co I9K3 Blue Bell ICE CREAM GOLD OR SILVER Geneva talks Lebanon leaders seek niche in Arab world Switzerland AP Leaders of Lebanons warring factions debated their countrys role in the Arab world the third day of recon ciliation conference sources The delegates opened the working session with a discussion of the cultural and political heritage of their including its Arab A conference spokesman announced Tuesday the delegates had agreed to form a committee to submit proposals on defining Lebanons nature and determining how it fits into the Arab The question of identity for with its diverse religious and cultural goes to the heart of the divisions between Westernoriented Christians and their more Arab conscious Moslem The differences have caused years of political On Syria pressured the Lebanese government of President Amin Gemayel to renounce a troop withdrawal pact with Israel as a first step toward reconciling Lebanons warring Conference sources said Foreign Minister AbdelHalim Khaddam of Syria denounced the May 17th accord in a morning session and then met Gemayel privately to hammer the point Beirut radio said Gemayel tried to convince Khaddam to concentrate in stead on constitutional reforms and the broader issue of removing both Syrian and Palestinian forces from A ceasefire agreement on 26 included a call for the reconciliation The ceasefire was sup posed to end three weeks of Druse Christian fighting in Lebanons central but it has been broken which has occupied much of southern since last years has warned the Lebanese government against scapping the withdrawal Syria has rejected the accord because it grants Israel political and security 23cent letters eyed for 1984 WASHINGTON AP It will cost 23 cents to mail a letter and 15 cents to mail a post card by this time next if the Postal Service can win approval for the proposed Saying it is back in red ink after running at a surplus for two the Postal Service said Tuesday it wants to erase the deficits by raising the price of mailing a firstclass letter from 20 cents beginning next fall 1 at the Postmaster General William Bolger said the agency will ask the independent Postal Rate Commission within the next few days to approve higher mail Letters 3 cents for 26 years WASHINGTON AP From July until 1958 more than 26 years the cost of mailing a letter first class didnt It was 3 The jump from 3 to 4 cents in 1958 triggered a escalating series of price changes that finally reached 20 cents two years on Now the Postal Service wants to in crease the firstclass rate to 23 cents by next On July the first national 2 was established for ra HILL COUNTRY TIRE UNIROYACS samtGSBom WHEN YOU BUY4 ELIGIBLE UNIROYAL RADIALS Heres a great deal for and Just buy 4 eligible Uniroyal tires at any participating Uniroyal Then send proof of the special and your Social Security number to Uniroyal within 30 You will receive your bond in the mail directly 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