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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 15, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 4 world Pacific stars and stripes february 1983 asian drug King killed in ambush Bangkok up drug Kingpin lao one of the major opium warlords of the Golden was shot and killed in an ambush by government officials said they said the 55yearold ethnic chinese was fatally wounded when Border patrol police units intercepted an opium caravan crossing into Northern Thailand from the notorious Golden Triangle the mountainous opium growing Region of Southeast Asia straddles the Borders of Burma and lao us had been on the most wanted list of criminals since he escaped from custody in Bangkok in 1977 after being arrested in connection with the seizure of 65 pounds of heroin and morphine at a House in from his base in the Golden he directed not Only the flow of a lot of opium to Points in but also the flow of a Good Deal of heroin to the United states and police confirmed opium and heroin Are derived from the poppy authorities said they had been tipped that a Large Quantity of opium would be moved into Thailand from Burma and troops were waiting to ambush the drug caravan when it came Down a Jungle a 30minute fire fight broke out when government forces surprised the drug the bodies of lao us and another Man were found the next morning when troops scoured the officials identification of the body was made when the remains were flown to Chiang the major City in Northern authorities they said the other dead Man was believed to have been lao sus chief the thai government placed a Reward on the head of lao us after his escape from a Bangkok Hospital in lao who went by Many fled while receiving treatment for an ear the escape triggered an extensive which led to the sentencing of one prison there were allegations that his escape involved some senior thai but nothing was lao us was sentenced to death in absent a after the escape and the High Reward placed on his mass weddings Mark Start of year of the pig peking a China welcomed in the year of the pig sunday with the Thunder of mass weddings and reminders not to forget family planning during ardently awaited husband wife the lunar new celebrated by chinese was another Opportunity for China to urge the rival nationalists on Taiwan to return to the peking television showed crowds in fijian across the Straits from launching two rubber rafts to the anticommunist the Orange new year boats were stocked with fiery White Mao Tai food and and surmounted by banners Reading wishing you Happy new year and reunification is everyone sacred in peking Central Tiena men Square thou Sands of lights and red lanterns decorated major thousands of merry makers milled in the exploding showers of firecrackers boomed until lots of food and liquor Well stocked food and liquor stores stayed open around the saturday Spring festival was the traditional night for family dinners and Picky matrons with More Money in their pockets were demanding More and leaner meat and delicacies such As sea the Holiday is for four but the season lasts about two culminating in the lantern millions of passengers throng train stations while guards inspect them for dangerous in one suburban peking District to people celebrated with dragon Folk dancing and prancing on the dances in the Tongdai District copied traditional ones in which the bridegroom comes to claim his peasants Chase away chinese television showed chinese leaders paying their respects to influential old fireworks set Hong Kongs Victoria Harbor up such As former defense chief Xuy Xian Ian in his Deng the widow of Premier Chou was shown receiving guests in a during the fou Day All Parks will be open and admission will be free during the most important Holiday of the in peking More than 360 performances will be Given by 44 ten new movies will be including inspiring stories of peasants whose lives have been improved by new economic policies in the the Spring festival is the traditional time for weddings and China has up its family planning Campaign reminding newly weds they Are Only permitted to have one child and Only when they have a certificate allowing them to do a family planning pledge is part of the marriage certificate signed by both Are urged not to be too ardent or too frequent in their conserving their Energy for the most important goal chivas Many chinese couples live apart because the state orders the husband to work in one place and his wife in since separated couples frequently have reunions during Spring they Are reminded to practice family wives can go to present their marriage certificate and receive free of charge relatives come visiting pills birth control As Peoples living standards and expectations authorities also urge them to be frugal and hold group weddings and modest then they can begin married life without debts and put their Money in the Bank where the state can use it Best for earthquake rocks Guam compiled from and wire services Agana a Sharp earthquake rocked the Island of Guam injuring one woman and knocking groceries off store police minimal damage was reported at Andersen according to Perry chief of Public a water main apparently was broken at the Andersen South housing but was repaired later in the he the geodetic Survey office in Agana said the which registered to 6 on the Richter was entered about 20 Miles Northwest of its a Good thing the quake was Only about 30 seconds duration or in afraid we would have had a lot of said a police supervisor at a department store where one woman was slightly injured and another most of the damage was in grocery where items were knocked off the one littered with broken jars and closed its doors As a safety there was no official estimate of the damage from the but police said it could run into thousands of Cinema fire kills 66 Italy up a raging fire broke out in a movie theater packed with about 500 people sunday killing 66 people Many of them trampled to death in a panics Riken race to the firemen masked More than 60 of whom rushed to the Central statute movie said at least a dozen people were injured in the the cause of which has not yet been there was a huge violent burst of said Statuto manager Raimondo the fire spread firemen said Many of the victims were trampled to death in the ensuing panic to leave the which quickly became enveloped in a acrid they said other victims died of smoke resignation accepted Jerusalem a the israeli Cabinet on sunday accepted Ariel Sharon resignation As defense minister but retained him As a minister without prompting opposition charges that the decision defied the Beirut massacre commissions recon prime minister Menachem be Gin will take Over the defense ministry temporarily after israels the approves the Cabinet Secretary Dan Meridor an

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