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Libyan hijackers head for Iran
By AP and UPI
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Three hijacked Venezuelan
planes with 102 hostages landed in Cuba to end a two-
day drama but Islamic extremists holding 41
hostages aboard a Libyan jetliner continued their
multi-nation odyssey, taking off for Iran early this
The three Moslems, after stops in Athens, Rome,
and Beirut Tuesday, forced Lebanese authorities to
refuel their pirated Libyan Boeing 727 and took off for
Tehran at 2:15 a.m. (7:15 p.m. EST) yesterday,
Lebanese authorities said.
TO FORCE OFFICIALS to refuel the plane, a
group of 20 to 30 armed Moslem militia sympathizers
at the airport seized 30 passengers who had just
disembarked from a plane that arrived from London..
The hostages were released shortly thereafter
without being harmed.
The plane's Chilean pilot, "exhausted" after being
at the controls of the aircraft for nearly 32 hours, had
no flight maps for Iran, airport officials said, but took
The officials said the hijackers threatened to
evacuate the hostages and blow up the plane "if it
becomnes impossible to fly due to the absence of
proper flight maps."
THE HIJACKERS ARE members of a Moslem
Shiite paramilitary sect and are demanding the
release of their religious leader, who they say is being
held in Libya.
Earlier; the leftist Latin American guerrillas who
demanded a $30 million ransom landed in Havana af-
ter a seven-nation odyssey. The official Cuban press
agency Prensa Latina said the passengers and crew
were safe and resting.
Prensa Latina said the Avensa Boeing 727 and two
Aeropostal DC-9s landed shortly before noon at
Havana's Jose Marti International Airport - the ap-
parent final destination of the two-day triple skyjack
which was punctuated by repeated threats to kill the
passengers and blow up the planes.
PRENSA LATINA gave no word on the fate of the
11 gunmen, who said they represented three guerrilla
groups, one Puerto Rican, one Venezuelan, and one
Salvadoran. They were protesting Venezuela's sup-
port for the junta in El Salvador and demanded $30
million and the release of political prisoners in
The Venezuelan ambassador in Panama, Cesar
Rondon Lovera, said the hijackers were "on the edge
of desperation" in Panama. In Caracas, the
Venezuelan government said it refused to negotiate
with the hijackers.
PANAMA HAD refused to let the planes land but
relented after the hijackers threatened to blow up the
planes in the air, said an airport security official who
declined to be named.;
Passengers released along the way said there were
six hijackers aboard the two DC-9s and four others on
the Boeing 727. They said the hijackers donned black
hoods and were armed with pistols, grenades, and
At one point, a nervous hijacker fired a shot inside
the cabin, and a passenger responded by asking
Comandante 10 to stop toying with his grenade,
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Reagan says strategy change
unnecessary to face deficits
WASHINGTON - Faced with record-smashing deficits that could top
$100 billion a year, the Reagan administration now says it can live with a
torrent of red ink without reversing its strategy against inflation and high in-
In a turnaround from President Reagan's longstanding assertion that
deficits are a cause of inflation, senior White House economic advisers
sought yesterday to downplay that relationship. One member of the Council
of Economic Advisers, William Niskanen, suggested the connection is vir-
Polish primate asks for calm
WARSAW, Poland - Roman Catholic Archbishop Jozef Glemp told
parliament yesterday that passage of emergency law and order powers
could provoke widescale strikes and Poland's news media warned of "civil
In a growing anti-Solidarity campaign, union leader Lech Walesa came
under direct attack from the armed forces newspaper Zolnierz Woinoscia
which branded him a liar and cheat.
Poland faces "the threat of a civil war ... to be unleashed by madmen
who put their sick ambitions and interests above the destiny of the nation,"
the newspaper said.
White House seeks decision
Hal embarks on diplomatic tour
WASHINGTON, (AP)- Secretary of
State Alexander Haig left last night on
an 11-day tour that will take him to the
capitals of seven nations in an effort to
bolster global resistance to any possible.
Haig's first stop will be a meeting of
NATO's foreign ministers in Brussels
tomorrow and Friday. At the top of the
agenda will be an assessment of
progress in the U.S.-Soviet missile talks
AFTER THE NATO meeting, and a
Saturday meeting with officials of the
European Common Market in Brussels,
Haig will travel to Israel, Turkey,
Pakistan, India, Egypt, and Morocco
before he returns to Washington on
Dec. 19. .
There was no word from Washington
on whether Haig's itenerary would be
amended after last night's announ-
cement that Greece had suspended its
participation in NATO's military wing.
At each stop, Haig will stress the need
to bolster defenses against possible
Soviet aggression, U.S. officials'said.
Turkey is a NATO member and
Pakistan, Israel, and Egypt are key
elements in the.U.S. strategy to prevent
further Soviet incursions into the Mid-
In Brussels, Haig will seek a reaffir-
mation of NATO's 1979 decision to
deploy U.S. medium-range nuclear
missiles in Europe if the Geneva talks
fail to produce an agreement before the
scheduled deployment date in late 1983.
WE WILL be looking for general
support of both tracks," said one U.S.
official, referring both to a deployment
and negotiations with the Soviets. He
didn't want to be identified.
One thing Haigwon't try to get NATO
support for, he told reporters Tuesday,
is possible U.S. action against Libya.
Some U.S. allies are known to question
the wisdom of sanctions against the
government of Libyan leader Moam-
Haig will be traveling under
unusually strict security because of
reports, takeh seriously in Washington,
that he is a possible target of a Libyan
THE ARRIVAL and departure times
for Haig's stops after Brussels were
being kept secret, even from reporters
traveling with him.
U.S.-Soviet negotiations aimed at"
eliminating medium-range nuclear
missiles from- Europe began Nov. 30 in
Geneva, and Haig will deliver a
progress report to the other NATO
The Reagan administration wants to
proceed with scheduled deployment of
U.S. missiles,sbeginning in late 1983, if
the negotiations drag on, as most ex-
perts think they will.
BUT U.S. officials are privately con-
cerned over rumblings in West Ger-
many and other. European countries
that deployment should be delayed
pending the outcome of the
Postponing deployment in advance of
an actual agreement, U.S. officials
argue; would reduce the Soviets' incen-
tive to reach agreement. The Soviets
already have deployed many of their
In Morocco, King Hassan II is
pressing for more U.S. arms to help
battle Polisario guerrillas in disputed
territory in the Western Sahara.
IN INDIA, which has had a close
relationship with the Soviet Union, Haig
will try to rebuild strained ties between
Washington and New Delhi and affirm
U.S. support for India's democracy, the
. .. seeks to counter Soviet 'aggression'
U.S. officials say that during
meetings with India's Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi, Haig will stress that the
recently approved U.S. arms package
for Pakistan, which includes F-16 air-
craft, is for regional defense, and is not
intended to threaten India.
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on pressure against Khadafy
WASHINGTON - The White House pushed toward a decision yester-
day on what kind of pressure to bring on Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy
for reportedly dispatching teams of killers to assassinate American political
President Reagan called his National Security Council into session for
an unusual second consecutive day, and his special crisis team planned to
meet later. It was believed a decision on the U.S. response to the threat
would emerge from the meetings.
Haig wins4 partial support
from GOP on foreign aid
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Alexander Haig was at least par-
tially successful yesterday in trying to drum up support for foreign aid
among House Republicans - abut perhaps at the cost of some liberal
The House is scheduled to take up the two-year, $12.2 billion foreign aid
authorization bill early today, and consideration of the appropriations bill
needed to provide the actual funds for foreign aid will follow almost im-
Creation science writings
dishonest, evolutionist says
LITTLE ROCK,.Ark. - Dishonest and illogical writings are the basis for
the concept of creation science, an evolutionist testified yesterday in federal
Michael Ruse, professor of philosophy in Guelph, Ontario, appeared in
the trial of a suit challenging an Arkansas law that calls for equal treatment
of creation science and evolution in the public schools.
Ruse also said that the teaching of creation science is "the thin edge of a
very large wedge" that could lead to pressure against women, minorities,
Ruse was called as a witness after U.S. District Court Judge William
Overton ruled that challengers of the law may present testimony about what
constitutes a scientific theory.
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Wednesday, December 9i 1981
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LANSING (UPI)- Legitimate inven-
tors of conservation devices may be
able to tap a $200,000 grant program of-
fered by the state energy ad-
ministration in a move to encourage
development and production of energy-
The money will be used to aid the
development and demonstration of
between two and six innovative energy
conservation systems, Energy Ad-
ministrator Joann Neuroth said yester-
NEUROTH SAID it is hoped the state-
funded program will have the double
benefit of promoting new technologies
and contributing to the diversification.
of the state's economy.f
All proposals will face review by a
panel of technical experts as well as one
of business people who seek to "identify
the gaps between technical feasibility
and commercial feasibility," she said.
Under the grant agreements, the
state will reserve rights to publish the
outcome of the demonstration but will
not seek patent rights or a share in any
profits, she said.
Applications will be accepted through
Jan. 30 in two categories-prototype
development of energy conservation or
storage devices and demonstration of a
prototype that illustrates a renewable
resource or conservation technology.
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