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U.S. Marines to stay
WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate,
averting a constitutional clash with
President Reagan over the War Powers
Act, joined the House yesterday in
agreeing to let him keep Marines in
Lebanon for another 18 months.
The 54-46 vote followed the defeat of
Democratic amendments that would
have limited theMarines' deployment
to two or six months. Some lawmakers
also expressed fear that the United
States might be getting involved in
another Vietnam-type "quagmire."
?"I STILL have grave doubts about
the wisdom of American troops in the
Middle East, but they are there," said
Senate Republican leader Howard
"It would be a mistake of tragic
proportions if the Congress were to
withdraw them," he said.
But Sen. Dale Bumpers (D.-Ark.),
declared "The people in this country do
not want another 55,000 dead sons ...
for something they do not understand."
CONGRESSIONAL leaders said the
War Powers Resolution, enacted in 1973
in response to the Vietnam War,
required Reagan to obtain
congressional approval to keep troops
in Lebanon for more than 60 days in
Opponents of the compromise argued
the American peoplewant the U.S.
troops out of Lebanon, where four
Marines have been killed and more
than 30 wounded during the last month.
The House approved the plan Wed-
nesday on a 270-161 vote. The resolution
must go back to the House, however, for
approval.of relatively minor Senate
amendments before going to Reagan.
APPROVAL OF the compromise
averted a head-on collision between the
executive and legislative branches of
government over the authority to keep
the 1,200 Marines.
In Beirut yesterday, masked gunmen
kidnapped two U.S. Army soldiers and
held them for two hours when the
Americans got lost in a Beirut suburb
controlled by a rebel Moslem militia.
The two American sodiers drove their
jeep by mistake into a south Beirut
neighborhood controlled by the Shiite
Moslem militia and were abducted by
masked men armed with submachine
guns, Marine spokesman Maj. Robert
A SPOKESMAN for the Shiite militia
denied that its members kidnapped the
two Americans, saying that militiamen
freed the soldiers when they were stop-
ped at a roadblock.
Filipino troops raid
tabloid for 'sedition'
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MANILA, Philippines (AP) -
Government troops yesterday raided
the offices of aweeklyrnewspaper that
reported key members of President
Ferdinand Marcos' government plotted
the assassination of Benigno Aquino, a
political rival of Marcos.
Two colonels and eight other soldiers
in civilian clothes raided the editorial
office of the Philippine Times, a weekly
tabloid, and the printing shop that prin-
ts it, seizing back issues and several
copies of the current issue as well as
EDITOR-publisher Rommer Corro
was not in his office, but the owner of
the printing press, Hilario Mendoza Jr.,
was taken in for questioning.
The raiders charged that the paper
was "inciting sedition" and padlocked
both the editorial office and the printing
The paper's latest issue carried a
front-page article based on an
mimeographed sheet that has been cir-
culating for weeks in Manila. It claimed
the assassination of Aquino was plan-
ned by three Cabinet ministers and key
MARCOS HAS denied his gover-
nment was involved in the murder at
the Manila airport Aug. 21. The gover-
nment said Aquino was slain by a
professional killer disguised as an air-
port employee who was himself killed
immediately by security guards. But the
government has given no indication of
who might have hired the assassin.
It was the first time the government
has interfered with a newspaper since
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
MSU rape case ordered to trial
LANSING - Ingham County Circuit Judge James Giddings yesterday said
seven men accused of gang raping a Michigan State University student at a
dorm party must stand trial on the lesser charge of third-degree criminal.
Giddings said East Lansing District Judge Daniel Tschirhart, who:
dismissed criminal charges against six MSU students and one from Ferris
State College, placed too much emphasis on the alleged victim's apparent:
failure to resist or escape.
Giddings' order returns the case to district court.
The alleged victim, who at the time was 17, testified that one of the men in
vited her to a party on the evening of Nov. 21, 1982. She said she tried to leave
when she saw there were no women at the party, but could not and was raped
by the seven men, one at a time.
Defense lawyers attacked her story, noting she had an opportunity to
escape or cry for help when she was taken past a dorm security guard to a
Minister loses appeal to halt
daughter's cancer treatments
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Supreme Court refused to hear an
appeal yesterday from a fundamentalist minister who wants to halt the
court-ordered cancer treatment which his 12-year-old daughter is receiving.
The high court let stand a lower court ruling that declared Pamela
Hamilton a neglected child and placed her in state custody for emergency
Pamela, who is being treated at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, com-
pleted her first round of chemotherapy Wednesday.
Her father, Larry Hamilton, opposes the treatments on religious grounds,
believing only God can heal his daughter.
"I'm going all the way to the top, to the Supreme Court," Hamilton said
after Pamela was placed in the custody of the state. "If they can come into
my house and take my kid away, then they can come into your house and
take your kid away too."
But Diana Huffman, Hamilton's attorney, hedged yesterday on what the
next move would be. She said she and counsel James Bell were "disappoin-
ted" the Tennessee Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
Continental pilots vote to strike
HOUSTON - Continental Airlines' pilots union leaders voted yesterday to
strike in protest of pay cuts and longer hours imposed in the carrier's
bankruptcy reorganization, but officials expected most pilots to stay at
Gary Thomas, spokesman for the 18-member Continental master
executive committee of the Air Lines Pilots Asociation, said the group voted
unanimously to strike the airline at 3 a.m. EDT tomorrow.
"All pilots are directed to cease and desist from all flight operations at
that time," Thomas said. "Pilots shall not return to work'until such time as a
satisfactory back-to-work agreement is negotiated. We'll make it stick."
In a related move, representatives of all 46 airline units of the association
scheduled a meeting in Houston to consider an industry-wide protest strike
Thomas conceded the success of the strike against Continental depended
on the participation of pilots who were called back to work between Satur-
day, when the company filed its bankruptcy papers, and Tuesday, when the
airline resumed domestic service.
Tokyo typhoon leaves 21 dead
TOKYO - Four days of rain spawned by Typhoon Forrest left at least 21
people dead and 17 missing in floods and landslides across Japan yesterday.
The Meteorological Agency said Forrest dropped as much as 20 inches of
rain in parts of southern and western Japan after slamming into the ar-
'chipelago Sunday.The storm weakened to a tropical depression Wednesday
and entered the Pacific north of Tokyo.
A National Police agency spokesman said 21 people were confirmed dead
and 86 injured in seven districts. The churning flood waters and powerful
landslides also left 17 people missing.
Overflowing rivers and broken dikes flooded more than 46,000 homes,
seriously damaging 141 of them, a National Police Agency spokesman said.
Four schoolchildren, aged 6 to 14, were swept to their deaths as they tried
to walk homeathrough rising waters in Nagoya, 150 miles west of Tokyo.
Rains crumbled mountains and cliffs in 1,063 locations around the country,
poice said. In addition, 67 bridges and 818 roads were damaged.
House votes to extend benefits
WASHINGTON - Despite the threat of a presidential veto, the House yest-
erday overwhelmingly voted to expand and extend for 45 days the federal
program that provides benefits for long-term unemployed people.
Th.e program is due to expire today.
The extension, approved 327-92, would allow Congress to consider the
program again in November and use the politically popular measure as a
vehicle for a less palatable tax bill.
It would expand the benefits available under the current program and
allow about 1 million people who have exhausted their benefits to collect up
to eight additional weeks of compensation.
But the Senate will consider a different version, and any conflicts between
the House and Senate versions will have to be worked out in a conference
before being sent to the White House.
Despite the imminent deadline, a senior administration official said
benefit checks are in no immediate jeopardy. This week's checks, already
appropriated, will be mailed out next week as scheduled.
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Friday, September 30, 1983
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