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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - March 2, 1990, Biddeford, Maine Sandinista soldiers deserting by do Rausa Pilarte associated press Managua Nicaragua a draftees in the sandinista controlled army Are deserting their ranks and the military is reportedly hiding arms ahead of next months swearing in of an opposition government. Sandinista officials on thursday acknowledged the desertions but denied weapons and ammunition were being Squirrel led away. Also thursday president Daniel Ortega called on the United states to resume Aid on the Day he Steps Down to the opposition coalition that upset his leftist party in sundays election. The Best that could happen would be for the contras rebel guerrillas to be demobilized by april 25 and for the United states to lift the embargo and Send the Aid it has promised starting that Day a Ortega told nicaraguan journalists. Violeta Barrios de Chamorro who is due to succeed Ortega As president on april 25, has echoed Ortega Scall for the contras to Lay Down their weapons. Her United National opposition Uno and Ortega s sandinista Are beginning to discuss the process of transition. The sandinista staked out a Tough set of positions tuesday including the dismantling of the us supported Contra rebels from their honduran Jungle Camps. Honduran officials today were expected to join sandinista and Uno officials on shutting Down the honduran rebels Camps. The sandinista who receive soviet and cuban Aid. Have also demanded the army and the Interior ministry Security forces remain intact at least until the rebels disband. The close link Between the sandinista party and army and Security forces has been a source of strength for the sandinista but the army a integrity was questioned As reports of desertions circulated. The deserters a draftees doing two years of compulsory military service a apparently have decided not to wait for the inauguration of mrs. Chamorro who is committed to Banning the draft. A they took our weapons away on monday and did no to give them Back a Juan Carlos Medina 18, told the associated press. Quot maybe they did no to Trust Medina said 40 out of 60 Young draftees in his unit stationed at the main air Force base in Managua deserted this week. He said the officers seem to want to ignore the problem. The desertions Are Quot Normal under the current situation a said it. Col. Rosa Pasos defense ministry spokeswoman. Quot we definitely done to want to have people who done to want to be with us a is. Pasos said. Quot and anyway we re going to reduce the one deserter told of tunnels being dug in an army Post in san Nicolas near the Northern town of Esteli in which to hide weapons. A government official said 600 weapons including soviet designed ak-47 assault rifles were taken from the regional military Headquarters in Jugal a to the Remote town of Al Rama in Central Nicaragua near the Atlantic coast on monday. On wednesday a witness saw trucks from the ministry of construction taking about 600 boxes of ammunition out of an army depot. An army source said the ammunition was going to be hidden at construction ministry facilities. Uno leaders have expressed concern to International observers about weapons being taken by boat across Lake Nicaragua into the Southern province of Rio san Juan. But capt. Nelba Blandon spokeswoman for the Interior ministry denied the reports. Quot those Are just rumours to try to affect the dignified image of the sandinista front a is. Blandon said. Quot just the fact that for us it losing the elections was an enormous Surprise Means we could not have set up a plan to transport weapons a she added. The episcopal conference of Nicaragua the top roman Catholic religious leaders called for a peaceful transition and said the sandinista must give up All Power. Quot the current government must give up each and every one of the Powers that correspond to the new democratically elected government a said the Bishops statement released thursday. Campaign freebies backfired Scripps Howard news service Managua Nicaragua a the crowded Oriental Market where the poor of Nicaragua a capital go to shop is an anti sandinista hotbed. But you a never know it. In fact at first glance you a think you were at a sandinista rally. A lot of people Here Are wearing too percent Cotton sandinista to shirts in yellow red Black and White. There Are president Daniel Ortega to shirts vice presidential candidate Sergio Ramirez to shirts and to shirts for candidates you be never heard of. You see others wearing All kinds of Slick Multi coloured Eye catching sandinista merchandise. There Are hats and visors and backpacks All manufactured in Hopes of winning last sundays National elections. But the sandinista so lavish Campaign handout program which included condoms and baseballs As Well is the ubiquitous to shirts seemed to backfire on them. Many poor manage ans in dire need of just about anything took the freebies and snickered All the Way to the polls. In sundays vote the sandinista were overwhelmingly voted out of office As National opposition Union Uno candidate Violeta Chamorro Defeated Ortega. Quot Uno is my party a said Mara Palacio Urbina a shoe clerk who wore a yellow sandinista shirt with the slogan Quot everything will be Quot we done to have enough Money to dress properly a said Carmen Caballo Calero who lives not far from the Market in an abandoned building destroyed by the 1972 earthquake. Is. Caballo wore a stained White sandinista shirt that pictured Ortega and Ramirez and said Quot the she voted for Uno. Quot Daniel does no to understand a said is. Caballo. Quot he does no to see the people who live in the cardboard the sandinista suffered similarly with their spectacular rallies particularly their closing one which included local baseball heroes tossing balls to the crowd. T i r j a t i a a a i i j x., walk in health care family health Center new care 934-5105 Heath St. Old Orchard sch. Norman Birthiaume Ftp Adele Carroll Ftp and fined $10,000. The Case is on Appeal. Kramer a other attorney Richard . Thomas said the Quot big Straw that broke the camels backs came when miss Gabor said during a dec. 6, 1989, Cable news network show that Kramer was on drugs and was a homosexual. Kramer has denied both allegations. Shuttle performance a satisfactory so far Cape canaveral Fla. A Atlantis streaked toward a sunday Landing after its Crew put into orbit a spy satellite designed to Fly Over parts of the soviet Union never before observed from a shuttle launched Craft Nasa sources said. The five Man All military Crew released the $500 million 37,300-Pound satellite from the shuttles cargo Bay thursday a Day after liftoff the sources said. Quot the Crew is doing Well and orbiter Atlantis continues to perform satisfactorily a the space Agency said in a statement. Because of a Pentagon blackout on the secret Mission the Only other word from Nasa was that the shuttle is expected to land sunday at Edwards air Force base Calif. Sources speaking on condition of anonymity put Landing time at 1 34 . Est. Nasa technicians planned to spend several Days assessing the shuttles solid rocket boosters which arrived thursday at a Nasa hangar at the Cape canaveral air Force station said Agency spokesman Bruce Buckingham. Id Tarod mushers face weather Challenge Anchorage Alaska a the 70 mushers in this years id Tarod Trail sled dog race will face some of the worst weather in the races 18-year history. Quot conditions Are As bad As they possibly can be a said race manager Jack Niggemyer. Quot nature is throwing everything at us it can. It might slow things Down a the race begins saturday. Wind chill readings to 60 degrees below Zero the deepest Snow in a Quarter Century Ash from redoubt Volcano and Gale Force winds Are combining to make things extremely difficult for Trai Breakers who on Snow machines Are trying to Groom the 1,100-mile Anchorage to Nome run. At least 30 inches of new Snow on the South Side of the Alaska Range has virtually smothered hundreds of Miles of Trail and winds in the desolate Farewell Burn have shaped 8-foot drifts that threaten to turn another too or so Miles into a Frozen pattern of furrows. Quot your Nightmare has come True a Niggemyer said. Ladies recycled designer jeans sizes 3 to 20 plus 5.99 pair a of a. A. Brighten someone a Day. Let a favorite person in your life know that you Are thinking about them. You la be us rinsed at Trie happiness it brings them. Birthdays graduations births new business anniversaries promotions new Home new career 2x2 space available $2400 and More. Journal Thui Ieth Day new pop a of Tot county Mio route 111, Alfred re Biddeford. Maine 1x2 space available $12�� 201a main Street Sanford Maine ads must be in 2 Days prior to publication by 2 00. Payment in Advance is required. Remember Black and White photos reproduce the Best. Germans Eye private Industry East Berlin a East German authorities have taken another step toward the introduction of capitalism by announcing the nations state owned industries will be sold off to private investors starting March 15. However land and fixed assets will not be on Sale to foreigners in what is seen As a move to prevent a huge sellout to West Germany. Also thursday the East German foreign ministry proposed that experts from both Germany meet soon to work out a common position on German unification for presentation to the world War ii allies a the United states the soviet Union Britain and France. Briefly Rooney returning to cd so �?~60 minutes new York a Andy Rooney is bringing his weekly Gripe session Back to "60 minutes on sunday after lbs lifted his suspension Early with the Blessing of the a act. Quot in a very pleased a Rooney said thursday after lbs news president David Burke reinstated the 71-year-old humorist whose curmudgeonly commentary has been a show ending "60 minutes feature since 1978. Burke on feb. 8 had suspended Rooney for three months without pay after the advocate a Gay Magazine quoted him As saying that Blacks had Quot watered Down their genes a a remark Rooney denied making. On thursday the National association for the advancement of coloured people said it believed Rooney was misquoted did no to object to his return to work and considered the matter closed spokesman James Williams said. Burke said of the suspension Quot painful though these events have been we have All Learned a great Deal about How sensitive and fragile our society is a How thoughts and words can be Beverly Hills cop hits Gabor with suit los Angeles a the motorcycle patrolman who was slapped by Zsa Zsa Gabor countered with a Legal punch thursday suing the former Beauty Queen for $10 million for slander emotional distress and assault and Battery. An attorney for Beverly Hills police officer Paul Kramer said the Superior court lawsuit is intended to Send a Strong message to celebrities with privileged Access to the Media that they should not mess with the Little people. Quot if they abuse this privilege and defame people and try to ruin Peoples reputations then they re going to have to suffer the consequences a said attorney a. William Bartz or. Miss Gabory a attorney Harrison Bull was out of town and could not be reached for comment. A message seeking comment was left at his House. In what became known As the slap heard around the world miss Gabor smacked Kramer on a Beverly Hills Street june 14, 1989, after he pulled Over her Rolls Royce corniche convertible for a traffic violation. Miss Gabor who is believed to be 72, was sentenced to 72 hours in the los Angeles county jail of her Choice in Poland demonstrators rallied thursday in three cities to support their governments demand that it also be included in the talks. Poland says it needs Access to the talks to win assurances a United Germany would not claim prewar territory that is now part of present Day Poland. A wipe photo a Young Man stands behind the Berlin Wall on the Eastern Side making Victory signs to the West. A pillar of the Brandenburg Gate is shown in the background. Place 1927 june weekend special Clam dinner $7.50 open sunday. 11am-8pm thru March heated dining rooms route 9 at Pine Point Scarborough cuban considers reforms but no end to single party Mexico City a a cuban foreign ministry adviser says Fidel Castro a communist government is considering political and economic reforms but will not veer away from one party Rule. Rolando Rodriguez Garcia also said thursday that the electoral defeat four Days earlier of the leftist sandinista in Nicaragua a a longtime ally a does not mean the end of the revolution there. Quot it is not a bankruptcy a the official told a news conference at the cuban embassy. Quot it is Only a bitter blow a transitory Rodriguez said Cuba is Quot in Solidarity with All the revolutions of the world. Cuba is not alone. We continue to have Many friends at our he said the Caribbean Island nation led by Castro since a revolution in 1959, began to undergo changes before soviet president Mikhail s. Gorbachev Scall for perestroika ignited changes in other socialist countries. He said restructuring began in the 1960s after Cuba found social systems it copied did not work. Closed sat. Amp Sun. Temporarily open Mon. Thru Fri. 9 30 . To 7 00 . A to

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