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Capital, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1986, Annapolis, Maryland 2 TM1 CAPITAL Oct. f Star Wars' testing kills summit pact Disappointment is widespread By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Initial world reaction to the Reykjavik summit stalemate included a significant measure of but also calls that the lack of progress not be allowed to spur the arms race or threaten world peace. The two-day session in the Icelandic The Capital between President Reagan and Soviet leader Hikhakl S. Gorbachev ended yesterday without any accord on nuclear weapons or items that officials of the superpowers had said were on the agenda. Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said today in a television highly value the efforts by the two leaders in the summit. It is very regrettable that they failed to reach a final Judging from the we can tell that the undercurrent in the international situation is very Belgian Foreign Minister Leo Tindemans said he was but I am not without hope... If it is true that the Strategic Defense Initiative blocked an accord in the then there is still hope. I really believe the Americans and Soviets will reach a compromise on Star The conservative French newspaper Le Figaro saw the summit result as the salutory. Mikhail Gorbachev's insistence on obtaining from Ronald Reagan the abandonment of his space defense project has dissipated the ambiguities on which the Soviet leader played so cleverly to seduce the American and European Lutz a state secretary in the West German Foreign said his govern- ment was not discouraged over the outcome. He said that although there were no concrete the two sides appeared closer to resolving a number of questions. signal from Reykjavik is to work con- Reagan on TV tonight THE FACES of President Meagan and Mikhail seen before and after the tell the story of high hopes and failure. tructively for progress on pertinent dealing with arms Stavenhagen said. Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen of Denmark expressed and with- V V KV held further comment for later. Copenhagen dailies portrayed the summit as a or WASHINGTON President Reagan reports to the American people tonight on the frustrating failure at the Reykjavik where potential agreement on a sweeping arms treaty fell apart over testing and dashed plans for another meeting between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The two-day meeting at the little house on Reykjavik Bay was one of the most disappointing superpower encounters of the post-war genera- and in the there were recriminations all around. Following the suspenseful final Gorbachev said it have taken a to accept Rea- gan's proposals. Soviet official Geor- gi Arbatov blamed the United States for an arms control White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan Soviets are the ones who refused to make a deal. It shows them up for what they are. The Soviets finally showed their After bidding farewell to Gorbach- Reagan flew back to Washington late yesterday. Asked for comment on his trip upon returning to the White Reagan in tomorrow Reagan plans to deliver a speech today frop-4he Oval Office of the White beginning at 8 p.m. EOT. The discouraging cli- max of the summit came after the two sides had reached a surprising agreement to eliminate all nuclear Let us not Mikhail Gorbachev ballistic missiles within 10 only to have this understanding evaporate over the issue of testing the president's tegic Defense Initiative. amid the mutual blame-fix- the president's adviser for na- tional security Vice Adm. John suggested the two sides do not regard Reykjavik as the last word. Poindexter rumpled and unshaven as he spoke to report- ers after the marathon talks in Iceland said the United States will i i reassess what happened and has received assurances the Soviets will do the same. Said us not de- spair. I'm sure that not everything has been Iceland had .been billed as an interim stop en route to a full-blown Reagan-Gorbachev but yes- terday's failure appeared to squelch that possibility for now. Secretary of State George Shulti confirmed the collapse of the talks. Speaking in somber he gave the good news noting that the two sides had verbally agreed to slash long-range missile and bomber aresenals in half in five years and completely by 1996. Talks failure arms SDI opponents ft Beirut kidnappers'deal rumored NEW YORK The Moslems holding three Americans hostage in Lebanon may be willing to release their captives in exchange for their cousin and two other prisoners who face death sentences in Newsweek magazine reported. in its issue dated Dot. also reported that one hostage who the captors said was killed in retaliation for an Israeli air raid actually died of complications from being tortured. The who sign their communiques Islamic are members of a family called the part of the Musawi clan led by Hussein Musawi from the the magazine said. The group has publicly demanded the release of 17 of its comrades being held by the Kuwaiti but may be willing to settle for Use release of Yousef and two Newsweek said. Newsweek cited information from intelligence and diplomatic the families of hostages and in as the basis for its story. Clausen to head BankAmerica SAN FRANCISCO A.W. who began at BankAmeri- ca Corp. as a clerk counting cash in a vault and oversaw the company's expansion in the is returning to the top post of the embattled financial giant. am eager to get at the said after he was named yesterday as chairman and chief executive officer for both BankAmerica Corp. and its Bank of America unit. intend to waste time looking who retired this year as president of the World replaces Samuel H. who succeeded him and resigned Friday after five stormy years as chief executive of the nation's second-largest banking concern. BRIEFS Philippine constitution approved Philippines A commission yesterday approved the final draft of a constitution that gives-President Corazon Aquino a six-year sets legislative elections for May and contains safeguards against authoritarian rule. The draft also grants the legislature an unprecedented say over the future of U.S. military bases in the sets up a bill of rights and a human rights condemns abortion and abolishes the death penalty. The which was approved will be presented to Aquino on Wednesday and will be submitted to the voters for ratification in January. Commission members bowed their heads in prayer after panel chairwoman Cecilia Munoz Palma announced the vote. The document was completed after 132 days of often bitter debate. Soweto students boycott schools South Africa Thousands of students walked out of about 40 high schools in the black township of Soweto today in a coordinated school but there were no reports of incidents. Following the instructions on pamphlets distributed throughout the students showed up at their then walked out en matte. By 11 a.m. all middle and high schools in the township were said a reporter who made a tour of the township The Department of Education closed 33 schools in Soweto last saying no education was taking place there It has iDdkated fit wiD clow other black schools if students do not attend classes The latest boycott campaign began Get 6. in what student groups said was a coordinated action with the United Democratic Front the largest anti-apartheid and the mostly-black Coogrtts of Sooth African Trade Unions About HUM pnpQs tUjred away from schools last week in the Soweto and Alexandra townships around the townships of the Vaal Triangle industrial area south of the the east Hand tod the eastern Cape province WASHINGTON Congres- sional Democrats say the failure of the arms talks in Iceland gives them new ammunition to fight President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initia- tive and could help them pick up seats in next month's elections. But Republicans are applauding Reagan's decision to walk away from a Soviet and saying the Soviets' eagerness to scuttle the space-based anti-missile system shows just how important itpould be to the defense of the United gtaftes. A disappointed Rep. EdwaJd J. said last President Reagan had a chance to cash in 'Star Wars' U.S. aid en route to victims By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of dollars in donations and tons of medical supplies poured in and volunteers arranged airlifts as Americans pledged help to vic- tims of the El Salvador earthquake that killed hundreds of people and left thousands homeless. The situation there is Jon director of emergency services for Medical Aid For El said Sunday in Los Ange- les. are so many people particularly The El Salvador consulate and various relief groups in the Los Angeles area have collected about the Los Angeles Times re- ported and Roman Catholic Archbishop Roger Mahoney sent a check for Floyd said his group has collected pledges from celebrities such as Richard Dreyfuss and Bianca Jag- and was trying to send 15 medical personnel and pounds of supplies to the El Salvador tonight or tomorrow. In Spanish-language radio station KESS-FM had raised more than by late Saturday. In where the Salvadoran com- munity numbers about radio stations also were helping ccoordi- nate the relief effort Nohemy a spokeswoman for El Salvador's consular office in said one Cuban business- man had donated J50.000 worth of for the best deal the Russians have offered us since they sold us and we turned it predict that the failure in Reyk- javik will give the arms control issue razor-sharp edges that will cut against the Republicans in Novem- said a liberal who has sponsored a nuclear freeze resolu- tion. But Rep. Jack an SDI expressed relief that Reagan away from an agreement that violated of his highest the development of a strategic defense for ourselves and our Soviets are going to have to come back to the Kemp predicted. The impasse in Iceland could be for Republicans who stand by 1 know that will not be a universally held he added. Sen. Sam Nunn of the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Ser- vices Committee and a major figure on arms said SDI going to be under more scrutiny and more fire now than ever and I say that as one who has supported it and still support a robust research pro- Nunn said Reagan has shifted his ri RESCUE WORKERS seek survivors in collapsed building. APpholo medicine. said Rios had a great asking for things the Red Cross like anesthesia and antibiotics. Right blood and plasma are one of the major In Los Mahoney's check for was sent yesterday to Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas of the badly damaged city of San said the Rev. Joseph Bat- spokesman for the Los Ange- les archdiocese. The archbishop noted that Los Angeles has more Salvadorans than any city outside El Salvador. World Vision of Monrovia was ready to fly enough tents and medical supplies for people into El Salvador but was awaiting word about what was spokesman Ed Waters said last night. Another airlift was being organ- ized by Operation a 7. year-old privately funded relief group working with Medical Aid for El Salvador. arms control making SDI his top priority at the cost of giving.up deep cuts in Soviet weap- And Nunn said it was that the Soviets had tied any reduction in intermediate nuclear weapons to progress on the strategic arms and space issues. Sen. Richard chair- man of the Senate Foreign Rela- strongly defended Reagan's handling of the talks. He said the United States needs SDI as a safe- guard against the Soviets and ar threats from any other quarter. can't give the store away he said. Quake death toll hits 890 SAN El Salvador The death toll from the earthquake that shattered this war- ravaged nation's The Capital rose to at least and President Jose Napo- leon Durate said hospitals were des- perately short of medicine to treat the injured. In a nationally televised news con- ference last a haggard-looking Duarte announced the new death nearly triple the figure of 300 he gave Saturday. He said people were also injured in the Friday quake that leveled sections of San Salvador. are many people who are still buried and places where we have not he suggest- ing the death count would go even higher. An estimated many of whom had been living in lost their homes and were left jobless when businesses were destroyed or shut down by the he said. All government buildings in the The Capital were including the presidential he said. are practically going to have to reconstruct all of the be said. Duarte estimated the number of homeless would rise to more than Many refugees from civil war fighting between leftist and U.S.-backed government troopt live in shacks around San Salvador and have swollen its population to about Those sbantytowns and buildings in the city center suffered the mort damage in the Friday quake. Nicaragua to try American prisoner MANAGUA. Nicaragua Eugene Has- enfus. the American who survived the shooting down of a rebel supply will soon be tried in a People's Court. President Daniel Ortega said who commented publicly for the first time on the capture of Hasenfus during a nationally broadcast town meeting did not say what charges the 45-year-old American would face or precisely when he would stand Hatenhu was captured by Sandinista troops after they used a surface-to-air missile to shoot down a C123 transport plane Oct 5 on an arms drop mission to Contra rebels fighting Ortega's leftist government of Marinette. had bailed out when the plane was hit. The aircraft's American pilot and co-pilot were killed in the crash Their txxttes were handed over to the United States A fourth crew believed to be Ameri- also died but has not yet been identified and his body has not been fiven to US authorities. Ortega angrily denounced what he called the of the U.S. government in aiding the rebels Hasenfus has said he took part rn 10 such supply flights from bases in El Salvador and Honduras nod that they were for the most part coordinated by two Cuban-American CIA ageou. The CIA has denied any role in the supply and President Reagan and other U.S. officials have said Washington bad no connection with Uie downed plane. a very short I mean he be sent to the appropriate coorti to be Ortega Other Sandinifta officials have sari J could face up to 30 yean in prison. The Courts were formed after the SftodioUt Liberation Front came to power to July ending 42 years of government by the rtj pro-Am eric an Somoza dynasty kttttfus feopte't atkmal b ;