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WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. Edward
Kennedy and his wife Joan announced
yesterday plans to divorce after 22
years of marriage that were plagued at
times by her drinking problems and
reports of his relationships with other
The divorce plans were announced
less than six months after the end of
Kennedy's unsuccessful attempt to win
the Democratic presidential
nomination-a campaign in which his
wife participated partly in an effort to
quell rumors of trouble in their
"With regret, yet with respect and
consideration for each other, we have
agreed to terminate our marriage. We
have reached this decision together,
with the understanding of our children,
and after pastoral counseling," the
Kennedys said in a brief joint statement
issued by his Senate office.
"Appropriate legal proceedings will
be commenced in due course, and we
intend to resolve as friends all matters
relating to the dissolution of our
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY and his wife, Joan, are seen here campaigning in Oregon during his unsuccessful bid for
the presidency. Yesterday the couple announced plans for a divorce.
Haig wins Senate approval
WASHINGTON (AP)-The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Alexander,
Haig as President Reagan's secretary of state yesterday amid praise for his
tough foreign-policy stance and reservations about his role in Watergate.
Three other Cabinet-level Reagan nominees also won Senate approval.
Haig's nomination was approved 93-6.
While few questioned Haig's capabilities, his former White House role
haunted him throughout lengthy confirmation hearings and the Senate
debate which began soon after President Reagan was sworn in Tuesday.
Later yesterday, the Senate voted unanimously to confirm Sen. Richard
Schweiker of Pennsylvania as secretary of health and human services, and
Bill Brock, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, as
Also confirmed was Donald Regan, former chairman of Merrill Lynch Co.
as secretary of the treasury. He is expected to be chief economic spokesman
for the administration.
Hatch to clear way
WASHINGTON-The head of a Senate committee, saying the FBI has
been unable to substantiate the latest allegation against Raymond Donovan,
vowed yesterday to clear away obstacles barring confirmation of President
Reagan's choice to be secretary of labor.
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said a team of FBI agents found nothing to
support an allegation that Donovan, as senior vice president of a New, Jersey
construction company, made a series of payoffs in the late 1960s to buy labor
peace from the Teamsters Union.
Hatch said Donovan ". . . feels he's been terribly maligned, and I do too.
The longer this is dragged out, the more crackpot calls the Donovan family
is going to get."
Donovan is the only one of Reagan's high-level appointees to suffer a delay
in the confirmation process.
Polish leaders hold talks
to head off labor unrest
WARSAW, Poland-Lech Walesa, the leader of Poland's independent
unions, rushed to Warsaw yesterday for urgent talks with the government in
a bid to stem a fresh unsurge of warning strikes in four Polish provinces.
The talks came after a union spokesman said workers, angry over gover-
nment inaction on their demands, would strike for four hours in Gdansk,
Lodz, Bydgoszcz, and Czestochowa provinces,
The meeting in Warsaw with Deputy Premier Mieczyslaw Jagielski and
other senior government officials was seen as an urgent attempt at com-
promise by both the government and union moderates who fear an
escalation of labor unrest.
MSU denies drug patent
EAST LANSING-Michigan State University officials denied yesterday
that MSU has earned $1.8 million in royalties on the drug cisplatin, but
cautioned modest patent revenues on such projects will not ease the univer-
sity's severe budget cruch.
According to a report in Business Week magazine, the patent management
firm Research Corp. said MSU earned $1.8 million on the anti-cancer drug
developed in its biophysics department and expects additional revenues of
MSU Vice-president for Research John Cantlon said cisplatin will likely be
the top money-rhaking patent in MSU history.
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Hostage release lessens
big power tension in Iran
TAIF, Saudi Arabia (AP)-Release
of the American hostages from Iran has
3 Michigan Locations reduced the chances of big power con-
frontation in the oil-rich Persian Gulf
region, Arab and Islamic diplomatic
sources said yesterday.
A conference of Islamic foreign
ministers announced it would send a
five-man delegation to Tehran today to
try to persuade Iran to attend the
LSAT Meting Wed. Jon.2U,1 911at3:30 Islamic summit due to open Sunday in
.hAMONG DIPLOMATS gathered for a
meeting of 38 foreign ministers to
prepare a summit agenda there was
also belief that resolution of the hostage
crisis gave Iran an opportunity to im-
prove the international image of its
"The release has eliminated one
disturbing motive for U.S. military in-
tervention in the gulf region," one
Saudi official said. Another source said
it had been a positive step toward
defusing a possible superpower con-
frontation in the region.
A Tunisian diplomat said, "release of
the hostages has ended a silly
predicament for the United States and
Iran alike. It is high time the Iranians
did something to brighten the image of
Islam in Western eyes, the image which
they have tarnished with runaway
violence and the unnecessary hostage
DIPLOMATIC sources close to the
foreign ministers conference said the
foreign ministers were deeply relieved
by the release of the hostages.
The delegation to Iran headed by
Habib Shatti, the Tunisian secretary-
general of the 42-nation Islamic con-
ference, was another attempt to
arrange a cease-fire in the Iran-Iraq
war. The Islamic foreign ministers
hoped to convince revolutionary leader
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to send
President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr to the
Iran has vowed to boycott the summit
if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 'at-
tends, and Hussein's office said last
week he would.
WHILE THE diplomatic sources
viewed the end of the hostage crisis as a
positive development for the gulf
region, they expressed concern that the
West might now be more willing to sup-
ply arms to Iran for use against Iraq in
the four-month-old war.
The Arab foreign ministers here are
particularly worried about the
possibility of Iran obtaining shipments
of military hardward jand spare parts
from the -United States, the sources
said. A new supply of weapons and
spare parts would refuel the war, they
A Kuwaiti diplomat said Iran has also
been seeking spare parts from Britain
for its Chieftain tanks, adding that
release of the hostages will "nw doubt
enable Tehran to start a dialogue with
the West and obtain arms from some
European powers, mainly Britain."
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WIN ITER COATrS
what we have learned so far, we have
further evidence of serious mistreat-
ment in a number of cases during the
period of their captivity." It did not
The hostages, who gave the former
president a welcome as exuberant as
the one they received upon arriving in
Wiesbaden hours earlier, told their
families by telephone of beatings and
other abuses endured at the hands of
their Iranian captors.
Summing up 444 days in three words,
hostage Air Force Lt. Col. David
Roeder said: "It was hell.".
In telephone calls that sent the words
"I love you," across the Atlantic hun-
dreds of times, some of the hostages
told their relatives of mock executions,
months of solitary confinement,
beatings and cruel deceptions per-
petrated by their captors. One hostage
was told his mother had died when she
A Carter aide said the former
president's private, 80-minute meeting
with the hostages was "emotional to the
point of awkwardness," so moving that
a photographer was asked at one point
to stop taking pictures.
LIBERTY, Texas-Investigators sought to determine yesterday if the
estranged wife of Price Daniel Jr. scion of a Texas political family that
counts Sam Houston as an ancestor, fired a warning shot and then killed her
husband in self defense.
Vickie Daniel, 33, unhurt but hysterical after the Monday night shooting,
was in Kersting Memorial Hospital where she was taken after her 39-year-
old husband was found slain in their home. She had filed for divorce twice in
their troubled four-year marriage, most recently last Dec. 31.
Right to Lifers to rally
LANSING-Local Right to Life members will mark the 8th anniversity of
the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion today by rallying at the Capitol to
protest welfare abortions in Michigan.
The local rally, which interfaces with a national march in Washington, is
aimed at Gov. William Milliken, who has incurred the wrath of abortion foes
by using his veto to preserve state funding for the operations in Michigan.
The Right to Life movement was dealt a severe setback last month when a
long-sought effort to override Milliken's veto fell short in the House.
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