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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1990, Cedar Rapids, Iowa novelist Walker Percy Dies a Covington la. A Walker Percy whose deeply humane novels and essays made him a unique voice in american letters died of cancer thursday at his Home on the Banks of the Bogue Malaya across Lake Pontchartrain from new Orleans. He would have been 74 on May 28. Percy a first novel Quot the won him the National Book award in 1962. Percy who grew up in Alabama and Mississippi said his w a a favorite theme was Quot the Percy dislocation of Man in the modern new charges against . Mayor a Washington a Federal prosecutors widened the criminal Case against mayor Marion Barry thursday obtaining a new indictment that charges him with six additional Misdemeanour drug crimes. The Broad new charges added to a three felony five Misdemeanour indictment returned by the same grand jury in february allege that Barry a possessed cocaine and crack with other co conspirators at More than Twenty locations including private residences hotels government offices and business establishments and on . Recalls envoy to Romania a Washington the United states is recalling its ambassador to Romania As a signal of displeasure Over intimidation and harassment of opposition parties the state department said thursday. The recall of ambassador Alan Green was based on a reports of irregularities in the romanian electoral process which raise questions about whether. Elections will be free and fair a spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler said. Republics form common Market a Moscow a the soviet unions three Baltic republics frustrated so far in their efforts to secede and re establish their Independence thursday took the first Concrete step toward forming a United front to Battle Moscow together. Faced with the Kremlin a three week old partial economic blockade of Lithuania and its threats of similar measures against Estonia and Latvia the nationalist governments in the three republics created a common Market in agricultural produce and in farming equipment and supplies. Jewish Graves desecrated in France a Paris a thirty four tombs at a jewish cemetery were desecrated by vandals and the body of an elderly Man was dug up and impaled on an umbrella authorities said thursday. Leaders across the political spectrum reacted with outrage at the desecration one of the worst such incidents Ever in France. It occurred two Days after a nationwide telecast of a three hour documentary about nazi Germany and the holocaust. Nato refuses to Back arms pullout a Kanana skis Alberta a . Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and other nato military chiefs agreed thursday that Battlefield nuclear weapons will be less important in a changing Europe but failed to Back a dutch Call for a Quick pullout of such arms. The officials repeatedly emphasized that nato would continue to need nuclear weapons in its Arsenal. Plane crash kills 27 in Mexico a Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico a a plane carrying pilgrims to see Pope John Paul ii crashed thursday and killed at least 27 of the 38 people on Board including a Bishop and some government officials authorities said. The crash was near the military Airport of the Southeastern City of Tuxtla Gutierrez where the Pope is to visit today. 12 sentenced to die Cairo Egypt apr a judge thursday sentenced 12 drug dealers to death for smuggling into Egypt and distributing to tons of hashish and 858 pounds of opium the Middle East news Agency reported. Box Kar hobbies re cars. A going Hobby a kits a radios a batteries a chargers a Raider starter package 179�?� includes Futaba radio Battery pack and Protech acc Charger and 8 a batteries Fri. Amp sat. 9 30-5 Sun. Noon-4 109 third Avenue be 362-1291 Bush advisers tax comment irks democrats Washington apr congressional democrats reacted angrily thursday to a suggestion by chief of staff John Sununu that White House negotiators would reject All tax increase proposals at next weeks Quot no preconditions budget Summit. White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater disavowed Sununu a remarks saying they did not reflect Bush a views but the chief of staff was defended by vice president Dan Quayle. House speaker Thomas Foley d-wash., said any More such incidents could Quot threaten the Success of these talks a which Are deemed of major importance in the face of growing Federal deficit problems. A what John Sununu was saying was that the president does no to want to raise taxes Quot Quayle said in an in. Ter View with Cable network John Sununu news. Quot Sununu was just simply reflecting what the presidents instincts Are. What his stated policies for his part. Sununu said in a Brief comment Quot the Point is that the position is As it always has been that a no preconditions Means no preconditions. There is nothing that has to be in the agreement and nothing excluded from the democrats reacted sharply to published accounts quoting a Quot senior administration later identified As Sununu. Saying that Bush would stand fast to his previous Quot no new taxes Quot pledge during budget negotiations. The comments appeared to directly contradict earlier administration assurances that there were Quot no preconditions Quot to the High level talks to get under Way tuesday. Sununu a assertion Quot raises the potential its All a political trap Quot said House budget committee chairman i Eon Panetta. A Calif. Joffrey executives resign from Board new York Timet new York a Anthony Bliss co chairman of the troubled Joffrey Ballet said thursday that he had resigned from the Joffrey Board. He said he understood that David Murdock the other co chairman had also resigned and that Frank Lynch vice chairman of the Board had either resigned or was about to. The resignations came in the face of continuing negotiations on the role of Gerald Arpino in the company. Arpino bowed out May i As artistic director and resident choreographer of the Joffrey. Arpino a founder of the company with Robert Joffrey who died in 1988, left the company and withdrew his ballets and those of Joffrey from the repertory after the Board voted to place the management of the Joffrey in the hands of an operating committee. The three executives Are said to be among those opposed to Arpino a continuing directorship of the company. But if the resignations Are a Victory for Arpino and his supporters they could also put the company a financial future in doubt. Murdock has become a major and very visible Patron of the Joffrey since it became the resident dance company of the music Center of los Angeles county in 1983. It was Murdock a los Angeles financier who offered to meet the company a current $2 million deficit last month after Board members discovered that the Joffrey faced not Only a $1 million accumulated deficit but also a debt of $800,000 in payroll withholding taxes. Bliss who has been a Joffrey Board member since 1970, said that he had offered his resignation Quot with the idea that i was going to resign anyway when this thing gets straightened Quot i said that if i had become such a Block in Gerald Arpino a mind if it made the negotiations go better if i was not on the scene i wanted to resign a said Bliss 77, the former general manager of the metropolitan opera in new York. We tonight at ten on eyewitness news at ten Kurg to in ave by i your 24 hour news source Biden challenges Bennett on number of Coke addicts from Gazette wire services Washington a a study indicating there Are nearly 2.2 million hard Core cocaine addicts in the United states proves the administration has adopted the wrong strategy in the drug War. The chairman of the Senate judiciary committee said thursday. A this news is As alarming As it is tragic a sen. Joseph Biden d-del., said at a news conference. Biden released a report prepared by his committee that indicated the number of hardcore addicts was More than double an earlier estimate of 862.ckk addicts by the National Institute of drug abuse. The report described people who use cocaine at least once a week As Quot hard Core cocaine addicts Quot and said that Only about to percent of them received drug treatment. The report said Iowa has 7,-800 cocaine addicts and an addiction rate of 2.8 hard Core users among every 1,000 residents. William Bennett director of the office of National drug control policy called Biden a statement Quot ridiculous and said it was designed to provide ammunition for next Falls congressional elections. The administration. Bennett said has assumed from the outset of the drug War that there Are about 4 million hardcore addicts and that the National drug strategy is working. Biden has said hard Core users should be the primary target in the drug War while Bennett has advocated efforts directed mainly at stemming casual cocaine use. Senate votes to ease Hatch act Washington apr the Senate brushed aside a threatened veto by president Bush and voted thursday to allow Federal civil service and postal workers to take a More Active role in partisan politics. On a 67 30 vote after eight Days of debate the Senate approved a wholesale revision of the 1939 Hatch act which prohibits 2.9 million government employees from participating in political campaigns. The Law would still prohibit Federal workers from engaging in political activities on the Job and from running for Public office or soliciting Campaign funds from the Public. But they could in their off time hold office in local state and National political organizations attend political conventions As delegates and solicit Campaign funds from co workers on behalf of candidates or Federal employee Union political action committees. Thirteen republicans joined All 54 Senate democrats in passing the Bill despite an intensive Effort by the White House to prevent democrats from garnering the 67 votes they would need to override a veto. East German workers protest East Berlin apr tens of thousands of East German work ers put Down their tools closed classrooms and blocked Borders thursday to demand Protection from the High unemployment that is expected to be the Price of German unification. The protests by teachers textile workers and Farmers were called by unions and lasted Only a few hours. They were the latest and largest demonstrations of anxiety by a work Force worried about what will happen july 2, when the Germany Are to merge their economies and social institutions. Quot we want to prevent the initiation of the monetary Union from causing the social deterioration of our work Force a Sigrid Jauernig head of the textile workers Union told the govern ment news Agency adn. The protests were timed to coincide with a parliament session in which lawmakers squabble Over the status of unification talks with West Germany and the deteriorating state of the East German Economy. 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