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Cumberland Evening Times (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Cumberland, Maryland First mate says Crew could not reach gear Baltimore apr the first mate of the Pride of Baltimore testified Friday that the City s Goodwill Schooner Sank so quickly that the Crew could not reach most of the emergency equipment. The coast guard also announced it was calling off the search for four missing Crew members. A Quot As the ship filled up we tried to get to the rafts but the Tiller was damped Quot John Flanagan told a coast guard panel investigating the Shipwreck. When the life rafts did surface they were blown away and another life raft blew a valve he said recounting the harrowing experience that began on a Day that started out overcast but not particularly threatening. The 9-year-old tall ship capsized May 14 in a sudden Squall about 240 Miles North of puerto Rico stranding eight Crew members aboard a life raft Fork Days and leaving four missing. The ship was returning to its Home port after a european tour and had recently left from St. John s in the . Virgin islands. The coast guard in Miami called off the search for the missing Crew members Friday pending further developments. Quot a combined Effort by the coast guard Navy air Force and Marine corps has come up with negative sightings in a five Day search that has covered an area of Over 500,000 Square Miles of Ocean Quot the coast guard said in a statement. Flanagan said the Crew was prepared for emergencies. There were harnesses to hold the Crew to the boat in addition to life jackets. Quot you never leave the boat until the boat leaves you Quot he said. That was something that was drilled into me As a x fax. H. Memorial reflections a visitors Are shown viewing the Black Granite Walls of the Vietnam veterans memorial in Washington on Friday. The Washington Monument is reflected in the Wall. Large crowds Are expected in the nation s capital for the memorial Day weekend. F Van joins hands As linkup approaches by the associated press hands across America was rerouted across the White House grounds Friday and organizers hoped that president Reagan s decision would encourage millions More late Comers to join. The project Hopes to raise $50 million or More by getting about 5 million people to contribute at least $10 to help form a line sunday from new York to California. Quot it is not too late for anybody to join hands across America Quot organizer Ken Kragen said after the White House announcement. Quot everyone is Welcome whether they have made a donation or while there has been concern about gaps in the line in the desert fastnesses of California Arizona new Mexico and Texas Kragen predicted that the line will 10 people deep when it begins in new York. Kragen predicted that half or More of those who get in line will wait until sunday morning to make up their minds. For those who decide too late to pledge Money in Advance organizers Are armed with 10 million pledge envelopes which can be returned at Leisure. About $25 million to $30 million has been pledged so far and the Money keeps coming said Dave Fulton a spokesman for the organizers in los Angeles. He had no breakdown on corporate and individual pledges but Kragen said thursday that donations of Cash and services from about 1,000 corporations were Worth about $20 million. The work pointing toward the 3 . Edt linkup on sunday continued on dozens of fronts not Only in the 16 states crossed by the line but As far away As Japan according to the organizers. The weather partly Cloudy saturday with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the 50s. The Cumberland news thousands see Dapper Dan Parade see local Page vol.48 a no. 190 published daily except sunday by the times 4 Alleaman co Baltimore St Cumberland my 21502 second class postage paid at Cumberland my Cumberland Maryland saturday May 24,1986 politic ally Independent newspaper Amo Clatch Praia up a Lue photo Twenty five cents Syria blamed for car bomb Beirut Lebanon apr a car bomb rigged with 200 pounds of int exploded Friday Between a school and a crowded vegetable Market in Christian East Beirut killing at least nine people and injuring 84, police said. The 7 50 . Blast collapsed two six Story apartment buildings in the sinn al Fil residential District and set 12 other buildings on fire. Authorities said three people were missing. Police arrested two men Ages 19 and 22, in connection with the bombing said a police official who insisted on anonymity. He would not elaborate. In other violence shiite moslem militiamen fought palestinian guerrillas with mortars and machine guns around two refugee Camps in West Beirut forcing closing of the main Highway to Beirut International Airport. Police said two people were killed and 16 wounded in fighting around shatilla and Bour al Bara Neh Camps which began As a personal shootout. No group has claimed responsibility for the car bomb the sixth in East Beirut this year. The lebanese forces the nation s largest Christian militia accused Syria s intelligence service of masterminding the attack King to obstruct National reconciliation. Christian radio station voice of Lebanon said Syria also engineered artillery duels Between Christian and moslem militias. Since the fighting began at dusk wednesday 57 people have been killed and 171 injured. Youssef Bitar a police bomb expert said the car bomb a Renault 5, was rigged with 200 pounds of int attached to an 82mm mortar Shell. Rescue workers dug nine bodies from under two collapsed buildings. The police official said Quot you cannot even Tell whether some of the bodies were. Males or civil defense rescuers said they feared others might still be buried. Women and children in pyjamas screamed As the wounded were borne on stretchers out of wrecked buildings and taken to five major hospitals in East Beirut. Radio stations broadcast appeals for blood donations. Firefighters battled blazes in other buildings. Survivors came running out of smoke blackened apartments As other residents sprinted to bomb shelters. The blast burned out 10 cars and shattered windows within a 500-Yard radius. The rigged car was parked near a High school but police said no students were reported Hurt. Among the injured were 25 women shoppers at the vegetable Market. Many were Cut by flying Glass. Quot i Only remember seeing a red Flash and then Felt myself catapulted into the air. I woke up later at the Hospital with wounds in the right Chest and right leg Quot said Sami Hayek a 25-year-old vegetable Vendor who was about 150 Yards from the car bomb. Quot the terrorist hand struck again with direct instructions from Syria s intelligence service to kill As Many innocent civilians As possible Quot said the lebanese forces statement. Quot the objective is to obstruct the new Christian initiative to bring about a National reconciliation bomb victim a lebanese red Cross workers carry a body on a Stretcher dug out from the rubble of an apartment building collapsed by a powerful car bomb explosion in East Beirut s sinn al Fil Christian District Friday. The car bomb was rigged with 200 pounds of int. The blast killed nine people and injured 84, according to police. Warrants . Expels senior South african Diplomat prepared by Italy Rome a Italy has prepared 20 International arrest warrants for syrians wanted for complicity in the dec. 27 massacre at the Rome Airport that claimed 17 lives Italy s largest newspaper reported saturday. Corriere Della Sera said that prosecutor Domenico Sica a judge heading Italy s investigation into the attack Drew up the warrants after hours of questioning Mohammed Sarham the Only surviving terrorist from the Airport assault. Three terrorists were killed during the attack. Sica had told the associated press in an earlier interview that Sarham s confessions revealed that he had left Damascus Syria for Europe to stage the attack and Likely had syrian support. No one answered Sica s office Telephone Early saturday morning. The newspaper report which did not identify its sources said 20 people Quot seemingly All of syrian nationality Quot were being accused in the warrants of complicity. It said the accused included some Quot High government functionaries Quot including one involved in military air Security in Damascus the syrian capital. No other details were offered. The corriere Della Sera report did not say whether the Grants had actually been issued. But it said Sica and other investigators Felt compelled to draw them up after questions of possible syrian involvement resurfaced in Public this week. An International arrest warrant already has been issued by Italy for Abu Nidal the palestinian terrorist who Sarham reportedly implicated Early in the police interrogation As the Mastermind of the attack. Washington a the United states on Friday expelled the senior defense attache from South Africa s embassy in Washington to protest his government s raids against three neighbouring countries earlier this week. South Africa will not be allowed to Send a replacement and the . Defense attache in Pretoria was recalled for consultations. Quot we Trust that this action will make Clear to the South african government that the United states cannot tolerate disregard of the sovereignty of South Africa s neighbors Quot the state department said in its announcement of the expulsion order. When the United states condemned the raids into Botswana Zambia and Zimbabwe on monday it said it was reviewing further actions to show its displeasure. The expulsion order was the first such action. The statement identified the expelled South african As brigadier Alexander Potgieter. He will have 10 Days to leave the country. The recalled . Official was col. Robert Hastie. The state department said it had not determined How Long Hastie an air Force officer would be kept out of South Africa. The state department apparently chose a military attache for expulsion because the raids were carried out by South Africa s armed forces. South african ambassador Herbert Beukers was called to the state department Friday afternoon to be informed of the expulsion but any reaction to the decision will come from officials in Pretoria said embassy spokesman Pieter a. Swanepoel. Quot the United states has joined with Many other nations in condemning South Africa s recent military strikes into Zambia Zimbabwe and Botswana Quot the department said. Quot our diplomacy for Many years has been aimed at stopping Cross Border violence one of the most destabilizing factors in Southern it said South Africa s raid has Quot threatened the Security of the Region and violated the International principle that political avenues should be Given every Opportunity. This principle is particularly important in Southern Africa where violence regionally and internally in South Africa has reached alarming the expulsion order was issued several hours after the foreign minister of Botswana urged the Reagan administration to follow up its statements of condemnation with further action. . Policy toward South Africa Quot has had some effect but i think the government of the United states is compelled to do More Quot said foreign minister Gao site Shiepe. Summary of National International news Amritsar India a hundreds of hindus enraged by a sikh terrorist attack that left 11 people dead Friday torched shops and assaulted sikhs in Punjab state during a Daylong strike called to protest the killings. At least 12 people were wounded thursday night and Friday in the violence. United nations a the United states and Britain vetoed a Security Council Resolution Friday night that called for selective International sanctions to punish South Africa for its raids into three neighbouring countries. Moscow a one of the first victims of the chernobyl nuclear disaster was never found and was entombed forever with the remains of the ill fated reactor the communist party newspaper pravda said Friday. Washington a three nuclear powered attack submarines linked up and surfaced at the North pole for the first time earlier this month on a historic Mission that signalled a boosted . Sub presence under the Arctic ice pack Navy officials said Friday. Versailles by. A Queen Elizabeth ii an avid horsewoman who 19 months ago arranged the Breeding of her Royal broodmares to top american sires saw the first foal Friday and affectionately patted the filly s nose. Washington a the Justice department said Friday a proposed $4 billion takeover by Burroughs corp. Of Sperry corp., a new York computer maker is Legal making the planned acquisition one of the largest non Oil purchases in history. The department said it has concluded that the Deal does not violate antitrust Laws. Tel Aviv a Israel has enough evidence to try Kurt Waldheim on charges f being an accessory to nazi War crimes but it is too Early to contemplate extradition proceedings Justice minister Yitzhak Modai said Friday. Washington a private researchers say 38 . Companies left South Africa in 1985, reflecting a Sharp increase in corporate withdrawals spurred by mounting economic losses and political pressure from anti apartheid activists. Washington a the Reagan administration which today s chuckle laugh and the world laughs with you moan and you sell a million records. A los Angeles times Syndicate on inside Page almanac. Ann landers.10 bridge10,19 comics.18,19 crossword18,19 deaths.4 .10 editorial pages.8,9 heloise.10 markets6,7 racing.20 sports13,20 state news.3dr Johnson. .10 want ads14-17 wants to hike National Park visitor fees is renting Public land to movie and to commercial producers at bargain basement rates a House subcommittee chairman said Friday. Hanover n in a after a Winter of turmoil that polarized the Dartmouth College Community Over apartheid and student discipline alumni have held off a Campaign by conservatives to dump two moderates from the Board of trustees. San Rafael Calif. A the Mother of a woman about to be arraigned in a child custody Case walked into a courtroom Friday and shot dead her daughter s sex husband before fatally wounding herself authorities said. Baltimore a a Federal judge late Friday ordered that an edited version of tape recorded evidence in the Ronald w. Pelton espionage Case be made available to news organizations for broadcast. The request for the tapes was made by Abc and its Baltimore affiliate transmit message Paris a four Mem Bers of a French television Crew held hostage in Lebanon since Early March have sent letters and photographs indicating for the first time that they Are Well their to station announced Friday. Color snapshots show the four men unshaven Reading a May 14 edition of the lebanese newspaper l Orient be Jour said Paul Nahon Deputy director of the Antenne 2 editorial department. The station said the letters were being Given to the families and would not reveal their contents. The first reported communication from the French captives also was believed to be the first from any of the foreigners held in Lebanon since four americans sent letters to the Public and their families in november. Nahon said Premier Jacques Chirac s office turned the letters and photos Over to the station. He did not elaborate. Officials in Chirac s office said the material was Given to the television station thursday night but refused comment on How it was obtained. Pierre Henri Arnstam editor in chief at Antenne 2, said Quot it s a Good sign. We feel sources said the letters were Short notes assuring that the four were in Good health and Only one bore a Date. May 14. Gunmen seized the four March 8 in moslem West Beirut As they returned from covering a meeting of the Hezbollah or party of god an extremist shiite moslem group Allied with Iran. France has been striving recently to improve relations with Iran. Relations had deteriorated since the French began Selling sophisticated military equipment to Iraq which has been at War with Iraq since Septembej-1980

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