New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 27, 1985, Page 3

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung November 27, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Briefly Malta says it has hijack leader VALLETTA, Malta (AP) - The wounded 20-year-old terrorist suspected of leading the bloody hijacking of an Egyptair jet was at a Valletta hospital in satisfactory condition but has yet to be questioned at length, Maltese authorities said. Meanwhile, Egypt accused Libya of backing the gunmen who seized the plane, but a top Egyptian official downplayed the possibility of war between the two neighbors, who are bitter enemies. Maltese government spokesman Paul Mifsud Tuesday identified the surviving hijacker as a Tunisian named Omar Marzouki. Authorities said Marzouki led the hijacking operation, in which 59 people died. Marzouki, who is under tight security at St. Luke’s Hospital, has been questioned by Maltese officials but “his health condition has not permitted yet any in-depth interrogation,’’ Mifsud said. The 24-hour ordeal began Saturday when the terrorists commandeered flight MS648 soon after it took off from Athens, Greece, for Cairo, Egypt, Maltese officials say. The hijacking ended Sunday night when Egyptian commandos stormed the plane and the terrorists hurled fire grenades into the cabin. Trade deficit narrows WASHINGTON (AP) - The U S foreign trade deficit narrowed to $11.5 billion last month, down sharply from the record reached in September as car Imports fell, the government reported today. The Commerce Department said the October deficit, the gap between U.S. exports and imports, was 26.3 percent lower than the all-time high of $15 5 billion In September. The October improvement came from a 13.4 percent drop in imports, down from a record $33.3 billion in September to $28.8 billion last month. The import drop was attributed to a sharp 30 4 percent fall In car Imports. U S. exports, meanwhile, continued to languish, falling 2.1 percent last month to $17 4 billion, the lowest monthly level since February 1984. U S. manufacturers have been hurt all year by the strength of the dollar, which makes their products more expensive and harder to sell on overseas markets and attracts a flood of cheaper imports to this country. While the value of the dollar has fallen somewhat in relation to other currencies, analysts have said It will need to drop by 20 percent more before any improvement shows up in the country’s trade picture Thanksgiving dinner a bargain PARK RIDGE, III. (AP) — Turkey and the trimmings will cost a bit more this year, but the traditional home Thanksgiving dinner is still a good buy. the American Farm Bureau Federation says “Dinner for eight people will cost $15 91 to those who prepare and serve it at home,’’ spokeswoman Patsy Perkins said Tuesday. That Is an increase of 85 cents over last year, when dinner for eight had a retail value of $15 06 The meal, including turkey, dressing, vegetable, rolls, cranberries and pumpkin pie averages out to $1 98 per person, she said. Turkey has gone up about 3.5 cents a pound since last year, while cranberries have gone up 20 cents for a 12-ounce can Eggs are up IO cents a dozen and the filling for two pumpkin pies costs 15 cents more. Prices for a few ingredients — like onions and shortening — have dropped over the last year, said the federation, which represents more than 3 million member food producers. Effects on learning 'small' AUSTIN (AP)    Court-ordered desegrega tion appears to have had little effect on student achievement levels in the Austin In dependent School District, according to a new report A district staff report presented to school trustees on Monday showed that district-wide, half the elementary school students made larger gains on achievement tests scores before desegregation, while half gained more after desegregation. Among high school students, the largest gains were made before desegregation, the report said. The report compares achievement levels in the five years before court ordered busing began with levels in the five years since.Waite: Mission at 'dangerous'stage WASHINGTON (AP) — Anglican church envoy Terry Waite says his mission to free the Americans kidnapped in Lebanon is at a “highly dangerous’’ stage, but he does not believe the United States must compromise its principles in order to gain their release Waite met Tuesday for an hour at the White House with Vice President George Bush, who invited the envoy to Washington for the session. Waite, who is the lay assistant to the archbishop of Canterbury in England, had come to New York from Athens to meet with relatives of the hostages The envoy has been to Beirut twice in recent days in the effort to gain the hostages’ release, and he indicated that he is waiting for an answer to his request to meet with officials in Kuwait. Waite said he supported the position of the Reagan administration not to put pressure on the Kuwaiti government, which is holding 17 Moslems jailed for bombings in Kuwait. The kidnappers have said the Americans would be released if the 17 prisoners were freed. “I was able to give him a general briefing on the situation and to Indicate some ways in which I felt that this matter could be resolved,’’ Waite told reporters following his session with Bush. “I don’t wish to be more specific.” The envoy warned that the matter is at a “highly dangerous” stage, but added later the administration “fully supported” his humanitarian approach. He said there must be “no at tempt” on the part of the United States to gain the hostages’ release by force, adding quickly that, “so far as I know, there s absolutely no intention of the United States doing that.” Asked whether he believed the United States must change its policy of refusing to negotiate with tet rorists, Waite replied: “The United States has always taken a position and maintained the position that they cannot change policy as a result of terrorist activity ... I would support that position myself.” Asked whether he believed the Americans could be freed even if the United States maintains that policy, he answered. “Yes I do believe that there is a way forward which could bring about their eventual release without the compromise of princi pie.” Seated with Waite near a blazing fire in his West Wing office. Bush praised the envoy for his courage in the endeavor and thanked him for his work “We’re very grateful for his humanitarian concern,” the vice president said Waite said he was unable to answer many reporters’ questions about his activities “Let s take it gently” he advised, warning that any misstep could cost lives Waite became involved in seeking the hostages’ release after four of them wrote a letter to the Rev Robert Runcie, the archbishop of Canterbury, seeking the envoy’s in terventlon on their behalf. The hostages who signed the letter to Runcie were the Rev Lawrence Jenco, 50. of Joliet, III , a Roman Cathole priest; Terry Anderson, 38, of Iyorain, Ohio, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, David Jacobsen, 54, of Hun tington Beach, Calif , director of the American University Hospital; and Thomas Sutherland. 54, the Scottish born dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut Islamic Jihad has said it killed a fifth American, U.S. diplomat William Buckley, 57. of Medford Mass The State Department has said it has no evidence Buckley is dead For months there has been no word of a sixth kidnapped American. Peter Kilhurn, 60, of San Francisco, the librarian at the American Universe ty. 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CASTELL UNIT C MIKE TAYLOR 629 5417 TIM STOLINSKI MEXICO CITY (AP) - Govern ment officials hailed the launch of Mexico’s first astronaut and second satellite as a technological milestone, but critics continued ques Boning the expense while the na tional economy staggers under a $96 billion foreign debt. The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis Tuesday included mission specialist Rodolfo Neri Vela, a 33-year old engineer chosen by the Mex lean government after a nationwide contest Morelos II, a U S built telecom munications satellite, was to be laun ched during Atlantis’ sixth orbit The government has spent $150 million on the satellite project, which also re quires construction of seven transmitter receivers and 186 receiver stations on the ground to relay telephone and TV signals Neri planned to carry out four medical and scientific experiments, ranging from the photoconductivity of rocks to the use of electric shock to relieve motion sickness Neri had no direct role in the launch of the Morelos II telecom munications satellite, which the government said would help extend telephone service to 18 million Mex icans currently without telephones Morelos I was launched from a shuttle in June and was credited with making limited domestic telephone service available immediately after September s earthquakes President Miguel de la Madrid's September state of the union address was broad cast nationally via satellite Federal Communications and Transportation Secretary Dante Diaz Diaz said the launch of Morelos II would fulfill an important goal of de la Madrid's administration Interviewed at the city airport before leaving I uesday morning for ( ape Canaveral. Diaz Diaz called the space flight a “watershed in th#* technological and scientific history of Mexico ” But critics have charged the government undertook the satellite program to satisfy Mexico’s private television industry, giving business priority over the country's other needs Spokesmen for the communica tions department announced at ( ape Canaveral on Monday that the government might seek to offset some of the cost by renting satellite telephone service to Central American nations Kmp an aye on the news in the Herald Zeitung ZMMVtMtrOBtlsT) 1 corno luvi Aovteiitto j , IN TMK CMCO/ u| • ;y 625-9144 M.Y. LIQUORS ‘MAKE M Y. LIQUORS YOUR LIQl ORS" Come in & Check DAILY & WEEKLY SPECIALS! FINK WINKS HK KH LIQUEURS 629-0980 613-K Hwy. 81 W. Kroger Shopping Center Our Best Wishes For a Happy, CheeRpcil Thanksgioirjg Holiday We’ll Be Closed on Thanksgiving D ay RestcJURarjt «l«l^lf=Jf=lr==i>=if=.r=ir=nr=lf=ir=Jr=ir=ir=ir=.r=jr=ir=if=ir=Jr=ir=ir=ir= New Brau Annual Christmas Art Show. 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  • Dante Diaz Diaz
  • David Jacobsen
  • Diaz Diaz
  • George Bush
  • Omar Marzouki
  • Patsy Perkins
  • Paul Mifsud
  • Peter Kilhurn
  • Robert Runcie
  • Rodolfo Neri Vela
  • Terry Anderson
  • Terry Waite
  • Thomas Sutherland
  • William Buckley

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: November 27, 1985

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