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DuBois Courier Express (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, DuBois, Pennsylvania The . 107 a no. 123 the courier express Dubois a. 15801 serving Clearfield Jefferson and Elk county saturday May 24. 1986_24 pager_25 cents More bombs in Lebanon Beirut Lebanon up a suitcase packed with dynamite exploded in an apartment building in Christian East Beirut today wounding four people one Day after a car bomb killed As Many Asio peo pie and wounded 111, police said. Funerals for the civilian victims of fridays car bomb in the sin Al Fil neighbourhood of East Beirut were to be held today Christian Media said. Christian militias blamed Syria for the car bomb blast. As Rescue teams rushed to the scene of the apartment explosion today local residents reported a a suspicious looking car parked outside a food store run by the Christian Phala Gist party in the Diwan he suburb of East Beirut. Quot we Tore the car apart but did not find any explosives. People Are very nervous after fridays car bomb explosion in Christian East Beirut Quot a police spokesman said. The car bomb was the sixth in Christian East Beirut this year. The police spokesman said a suitcase packed with 22 pounds of dynamite was left outside the door of a second floor apartment in the Diwan he area. A the blast caused extensive damage but Only four people were wounded. No one was killed a the police spokesman said. The new wave of bomb attacks in East Beirut coincided with a marked escalation of fighting Between Christian and moslem forces in and around Beirut. Rival forces exchanged artillery and rocket fire across Beirut a Green line Early today and dozens of shells also fell on residential neighbourhoods Miles away from the so called a traditional Battlefront a police said. In South Beirut fighting Between palestinian guerrillas and shiite moslem amal militiamen in and around the Burn Bara Neh refugee Camp eased off to sporadic sniper fire Early today after a syrian mediated ceasefire was announced. Police said at least two people were killed in fighting with tanks continued on Page la col. I soviets outline nuke Plant plan by Charles Mitchell Moscow up a senior government official has outlined plans for the soviet Union to almost double the amount of electricity produced by nuclear Power plants in the next four years. Alexei Maku Khin the Deputy minister of Power development Friday defended the safety record of the soviet unions nuclear Industry in an interview with the Tass news Agency and claimed the april 26 chernobyl disaster was the a first serious accidents a at a soviet Power Plant in 30 years. A yes an Accident took place at chernobyl but the design of that Type of station is fully in actor dance with the norms adopted in the user and in International practice a he said. He said Quot constructive conclusions Quot should be drawn from the Accident. Quot additional measures must be taken to ensure the reliability of atomic Power he said. Soviet officials have offered no explanation for exactly what caused the explosion and fire that sent a radioactive plume 3,000 feet into the sky and left at least 15 people dead according to Boris Semenov the soviet representative to the Vienna based International atomic Energy Agency. However soviet nuclear safety official Viktor Sidorenko said earlier this week Quot experimental research Quot was being conducted at the Graphite reactor when the Accident took place in the predawn hours of saturday april 26. The soviet press Friday apparently abandoned its technically oriented coverage of the chernobyl disaster and focused on the human aspects of the tragedy highlighting Relief efforts for the victims and voluntary contributions of Money and clothing to Aid Accident victims in the Ukraine. A hundreds of letters and. People Are coming offering efforts and continued on Page la col. 2 women vets plan Viet memorial by Judi Hasson Washington up for More than 10,000 women who served in americans longest War Vietnam is particularly painful because they have been forgotten. But a group of women who saw the ravages of combat As military nurses during the Vietnam War has decided to do something about it. At a news conference Friday the former nurses announced plans $1 million drive to a Correct an inequity and put a Bronze statue of a female nurse in combat fatigues at the site of the Vietnam veterans memorial. Although no one knows for certain How Many women served in Vietnam the Vietnam women a memorial project which is sponsoring the project estimates More than 10,000 women in uniform served in Vietnam. Quot americans done to seem to know we were there a said Donna Marie Boulay of Minneapolis an army nurse in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968 who is organizing the Effort. The Vietnam veterans memorial a huge slab of Black Marble near the Lincoln memorial was dedicated in 1982 and lists the names of 58,322 soldiers who died in combat including eight women. But Boulay said the women who served or lost their lives in Vietnam have never been remembered. Two civilian women who were doing missionary work in Vietnam Are listed As missing in action according to the Pentagon. A there is an overwhelming sentiment that the women a role should be honoured a Boulay said. Cemetery ready a area veterans organizations have been placing flags on veterans Graves in preparation for mondays memorial Day Observance such As at St. Catherine a cemetery Dubois above. Photo by Darryl Blackl memorial Day services planned for Dubois area the Clearfield Jefferson and Elk county area will celebrate memorial Day monday with services at a number of locations. At each the valor of americans servicemen will be recalled and homage will be paid to the departed. The following describes each service. Morningside cemetery Dominic Defrancesco will be the speaker at the service at Morningside cemetery which will begin at la a m. Richard Coccimiglio will serve As emcee and will give the Welcome. Dubois vow Post 813 chaplain Donald c. Boyer will give the invocation. The Dubois area High school band will play the National Anthem with Kris Skunda singing. Craig Konopko and Shad Coccimiglio sons of the american legion will Lead the pledge to the Flag. American legion Post commander Charles Finger will give the opening remarks. Yola Nolan will sing Quot god bless placement of flags will be performed by George Faudie Loyal order of ruptured ducks William Shenkle James Mack american legion vice commander Bob Kupko vow senior vice commander John Barac Marine corps league commander Robert Britton disabled american veterans commander and de Poole . Branch 320. John Bojalad will sing a sleep Soldier boy a and wreaths will be placed by escorts in parentheses Maude Waddell and mrs. Guy Thomas Gold Star mothers de Poole and Bob Kupko Penny Coccimiglio american legion Post 17 auxiliary president James Mac mrs. Albert Larson Wei ladies auxiliary George Faudi Karen Gearhart Regent daughters of the american revolution de Poole Florence Masisak president vow Post 813 auxiliary Bob Kup Komrs. Julian Labenne representative of the disabled american veterans auxiliary Robert Britto Mary Lou Snyder representative . Ladies auxiliary de Poole. A Joy unlimited with Eloise Pifer director will present a musical selection and Ben Finger will introduce the main speaker. The Dubois area High school band will Render another musical selection and Dorsey Smiley vow Post 813 commander will give closing remarks. The Benediction will be Given by american legion Post 17 chaplain Martin r. Karetski. The local unit of the . Army Reserve commanded by Willie Gearhart will give the Salute to the dead. Taps will be played by Luther a a Tusker Lowe. Sandy township Dominic d. Difrancesco will also be the speaker at the Sandy township memorial Day program which will begin at 1 30 . Bill Beers chief of police for Sandy township will serve As emcee. The invocation will be Given by Rev. De heard of the it. Zion methodist Church. Presentation of flags will be Given by Marcie Lucas and Wanda Stover of Brownie troop 314 and Penny Fenton and Peggy Tokarcik of Brownie troop 573. The Dubois area Junior High school band Eloise Pifer directing will play the National Anthem. Craig Konopko and Shad Coccimiglio sons of the american legion will Lead the pledge to the continued on Page la col. 3african Diplomat expelled Washington up the United states has escalated its pressure against the White govern ment of South Africa expelling Pretoria Stop military official to protest raids into three neighbor ing countries. A state department official said Friday there was no suggestion of any misconduct by military attache brigadier Alexander Potgieter but the expulsion was in direct response to the South african raids into Botswana Zimbabwe and Zambia monday. South african president . Botha claims Pretoria was defending itself against Black african terrorists by striking their alleged Headquarters in neighbouring countries. A . Statement said a your diplomacy for Many years has been aimed at Cross Border violence one of the most destabilizing factors in Southern said. A South africans resort to Force has threatened the Security of the Region and violated the International principle that political avenues should be Given every earlier Friday Secretary of state George Shultz condemned the raids in Strong terms saying the United states was considering a Many the state department announcement said South Africa will not be permitted to replace Potgieter a at this time and the United states is calling Home its senior defense attache in South Africa col. Robert Hastie. 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 africans neighbors a the statement said. The move was the first . Expulsion of a South african official since 1983 when the United states expelled two military attaches in retaliation for South africans expulsion of two american military attaches. The . Officials were expelled when the South african govern ment discovered their embassy plane had a secret camera installed under the pilots seat. The administration decided against recalling ambassador her Man Nickel the . Response after a similar South african raid on Botswana last woman hit killed by car Roseville an 83-year old Brookville woman was struck and killed by a vehicle last evening on route 322, according to Punxsutawney based state police. Police said Ronald Lintner 37, Franklin was driving his 1983 Sedan East on route 322 near Roseville at 11 20 . When he spotted a pedestrian near the Center Lane. Lintner slowed his vehicle but the pedestrian Malissa l. Cowan 83, Brookville re 4, walked into the path of the vehicle police said. Cowan was thrown 42 feet upon Impact Landing on the South Burm said police. Cowan was transported to Brookville Hospital by the Brookville ambulance service where she was pronounced dead at 11 53 . President to Derek to join hands across America line by Don Mullen United press International the hands across America Charity extravaganza with a boost from president Reagan in the East and to Derek in the West is All ready for sundays 4,152-mile, Down Home drive to help the hungry and homeless. The Chain May be missing some human links but nobody seemed to care. With less than 24 hours to go it still was not Clear How Many million volunteers would be joining hands from new York City to Long Beach Calif. It will take about 5.5 million Han holders to stretch that far. And even with some planned gaps in the searing deserts of the Southwest it was apparent there would be empty stretches elsewhere. Organizers say they will fill the gaps with red and White ropes ribbons of homemade paper covered with school kids Han prints and even a family of Pennsylvania robots. The biggest last minute problem was communications. A a it seven More crazy today then yesterday a National spokesman Dave Fulton said Friday. Quot we re definitely at 3 million and rising. But its sheer guesses at this Point because the states Are swamped with phone Calls. We can to even get through to our state offices Quot he said. Each Volunteer is being asked to contribute at least $10, but organizers stressed that no one who wanted to grab hands and sing along would be turned away. With massive corporate contributions added the drive is for at least $50 million for the hungry. The stupendous undertaking got a big boost Friday when president and mrs. Reagan volunteered themselves and 225 members of their staff to take spots in the line and sing along to a we Are the world Quot a hands across american and a America the Beautiful Quot at 3 . Edt. Instead of running past the White House Gate the line will curve across the North Lawn and portico of the White House. Keeping the first couple inside the White House grounds will Lessen Security problems White House spokesman Larry Speakes said. Quot the White House and the first family should be a part of hands across America. This is a uniquely american Way to help our fellow Man. The first family will do its part Quot Speakes quoted the president As saying. While state organizers scrambled to line up volunteers for the Rural sections of their part of the line other cities and communities far from the main activities were planning hand holding fundraisers of their own. Even prisoners in 50 new York prisons were taking up collections for the hungry and planned their own hand to hand observances sunday inside prison Walls. Many volunteers were travelling hundreds of Miles from other states and organizers had lined up Camp grounds and planned cookouts and entertainment saturday night to encourage Early arrivals. In Arizona gaps of 95 and 46 Miles will be left in the line because of safety reasons officials said. But at Blythe just across the line into California actresses to Derek and Linda Gray planned to join the festivities in Hopes of pulling volunteers South from los Angeles. In new Mexico a red Rock state bark hopi and Navajo indians were set to turn out in Force. And while last minute details crowded the big Day there was still some disagreement Over where East and West will meet sunday. Some say the Mississippi River is the spot and Shelby county tenn., mayor Bill Morris and West Memphis ark., mayor Leo Chitman planned to join hands in the Middle of the Mississippi Bridge connecting the two states. Others say Lauderdale county tenn., is the exact Midway of the meandering line. That Point is the destination of a caravan coming from Memphis with Singer Judy Collins aboard leading 5,000 to 10,000 people organizers said. In the courier express classifieds / 20-24 comics / 16 farm / 18 lifestyles / 6-7 opinion / 4 sports / 13-15 no paper a the courier express will not publish on monday due to the memorial Day Holiday. Normal publication will resume tuesday. People speak the courier express today features a special memorial Day message on Page four and a number of letters to the Edior in the people speak column Page 5. Obituary moot Mary e., of Pittsburgh. Gardner Francis of Weedville. Plyler Helen of Dubois. Repine Voyo of obituary death notice. Page 15. Daily number 394 lotto 18 09 35 26 36 12 alternate 03

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