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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - April 30, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana K OKOMO 237 April 50 cents Thousands flee Rwanda seek refuge in Tanzania Kenya AP Hun dreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the terror of ethnic mas sacres in Rwanda have poured into Tanzania within a 24hour the biggest and fastest exodus officials said they had ever The United Nations estimated that more than people had sought refuge in Tanzania between sundown Thursday and late when lines at the bor der stretched for five The ethnic slaughter in Rwanda has grown out of the decadeslong feud between the majority who dominate the army and the and the minority Of the emergency officer Maureen Connolly was emoted as saying after flying over trie Its a massive crossing and its Thousands and thousands of Connolly said she saw about people still waiting on the Rwandan side of the border to cross a bridge into Rwanda is a country of about 8 million officials say the exodus could reach to based on the line of Rwandans at the State Department offi cials said in Aid officials said the refugees tried to go south to neighboring which also has a Hutu and Tutsi ethnic But they were barred by the Rwanda army BoutrosGhall appeals to council UNtttD NATIONS AP The secretarygeneral urged the Security Council on Friday to reconsider its decision to withdraw most of its soldiers from Rwanda and requested be allowed to to preventfurther Bourros BputrosGhalis request was contained in a let ter to the Security Council that was leaked to The Associated The council expect ed to meet within days to con sider The addressed to Secu rity Council president Colin did not specify how many peacekeepers were needed or exactly what their power should and militia and turned instead for The refugees crossing into Tan zania were about half Hurus and half said UNHCR spokesman Panos The UNHCR plans to open one camp for Tutsis and another for Hurus near the officials Fighting in Rwanda started April 6 after President Juvenal Habyarimana and theleader of Burundi both Hurus were killed in a suspicious plane crash in Pioneer days Sara a firstgrader at Boulevard reacts to the showing of toys that were used during pioneer The dressed in pioneer participated in activities Friday that were common during in the early The activities were part of the 150th birthday of Howard Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Marge sings Shall We Bury Rayzor on the lawn of the Howard County Courthouse Friday as the group buries Rayzor blade in a Sesquicentennial Celebration event Tribune photo by Brian Reynolds Rayzor planted on square Rayzor blade was laid to rest noon Friday in the lawn of the Howard County Courthouse as part of the Sesquicentennial The burial of Razor symbolizes the kickoff for all men in the county to grow facial hair for the 150th celebration of Howard He will be res urrected on July 11 at the close of the The eulogy was offered by the Michael Car son of the Wyman Chapel MAE A crowd of mourners included representatives of the celebra tion workers from uptown Kokomo costumed ladies Marge Scionti and Pat DiSalvo from the Ladies Participation Kangaroo a Civil War officer Craig judges and other interested The event was coordinated by Bill Bersbach and cochairmen of the Mens Participation Divi No foreign command of troops American Legion commander speaks out on Bosnia By CATHARINE FERNANDO Tribune staff writer troops should not be sub jected to foreign command as they were during the conflict in Soma said Bruce national commander of the American He made the comment Friday during a visit to We want Congress to play a bigger role in military action and make sure that we concur on any action that our troops are involved Thiesen We didnt go into Vietnam under the United We went in for humanitarian which is all But when the program Congress needs to play a bigger part in areas of concern which our troops are placed Under com mand our troops are not protected by the Geneva The Geneva Convention is an international treaty first signed in 1864 that provides for the humane treatment of prisoners and the wounded in It also pro vides for the protection of civil members of militias and vol unteer corps during The United States is not actually involved in ground fighting in Bosnia right and the Ameri can Legion wants to ensure the safety of American troops if there is any such Other than for purely humani tarian if the righting in Bosnia does not compromise American nation al Thiesen said the legion wants the fovernment to now that there is no reason for American pres ence in that Thiesens stop in Kokomo at the American Legion Post 6 was one of his few annual visits to the The national headquarters are in The national who hails from KingsBruce Thiesen burg on the out skirts of said one of his missions is to get as many states as possible to adopt memo rializing resolutions to protect the flag from physical Indiana was one of the first to adopt such a Five years our target num ber of states was and that was threefourths of the states required to enable us to take it to Now we have 43 and we are going to present a pro gram to our national execu tive committee next Wednes Thiesen The tion resolu enables Congress to add a new amend ment and bring it back to the states for ratifi Recent polls still show that more than 75 percent of the American pop ulation favors such an amend ment to protect the he The health needs of veter ans is another important issue that the Legion is involved Thiesen Involved as we were as an organization in Agent Orange for Vietnam were very much involved right now in the health concerns of the Persian Gulf working very close with the veterans administrations to make sure they address the and hopefully proper research can be done to cure some of their he The Legion is also concerned with the World War II veterans and atomic radiation testing and veterans exposure to It wants to make sure their illnesses are researched and that medication can be administered as quickly as Military downsizing is another Its message to Congress is that in the process of downsiz neither the national security of this nation nor the needs of its allies be Thiesen If we bring our forces clown too we dont want to jeopar dize our position as a world power as we are known so that we do hold that respect with all of our he When men and women who have served in the military for a long time have to cut short their the government has to budget to fund the proper educa tion and training so that they can have equal opportunity in the job market wherever they are relocat he Somali faction no longer seeking a separate state ADDIS Ethiopia AP A Somali faction that tried to carve out a separate state renounced its secession Friday and said it would take part in a meeting to form an interim gov ernment next The Somali National Movement declared the independence of northern Somalia two years It began a rebellion against dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1981 that led to his downfall 10 years Movement chairman Abdulrah man Monakked also known as Abdulrahman announced the decision after four days of talks with Mohamed Farrah Aidid heads the Somali National which controls the southern half of the It was not immediately clear how the development would affect the power struggle in Soma A statement from Abdulrahman Monakked Ali said his organiza tion would fully participate in the next national rec onciliation scheduled for May 15 in when an interim government is to be In the it has attend ed such talks as an His group proposed a federal system within a unified The movements selfpro claimed Somaliland Republic has never been recognized by any other nation as a has not been able to attract foreign aid and Its statement Friday said The experience of the last two years demonstrates clearly that the path followed by the Somali people in the north and south of the country to resolve the Somali crisis has not achieved the desired results of sta bility or providing the Somali 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