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WASHINGTON (AP) - President
Reagan called his military aid package
for El Salvador an insurance policy
against chaos yesterday but faced con-
tinued skepticism on Capitol Hill
despite congressional observers' en-
dorsement of the integrity of the
* "This last weekend , we witnessed
dramatic confirmation by the people of
El Salvador of their commitment to
democracy," Reagan said.
HE TOLD a conference of indepen-
dent insurance agents the aid package
is "an insurance policy to protect again-
st the chaos that would result from
allowing anti-American Marxists to
shoot their way to power in Central
America" and added, "We must not
permit that to happen."
"Intimidation and threats by Marxist
guerrillas could not keep these brave
and courageous people from casting
their vote for democracy," the
president said. "Many of them walked
as far as 2 miles and stood in the hot sun
for hours, braving the wrath of
guerrillas to vote."
Election workers sit in front of five ballot boxes from the provinces in El Salvador which remain unopened yesterday
morning. The vote tabulation has not begun because the country's three smallest parties have not sent representatives
to witness the opening.
Rep. Clarence Long (D-Md.), chair-
man of the House Appropriations sub-
committee on foreign operations, told
administration officials the election
was "a heartening development," but
added: "We are a long way from a
solution to El Salvador as long as the
military kills more of its own people
than the guerrillas." .
REAGAN IS asking for an emergen-
cy appropriations of $61.7 million,
scaled down from $93 million, to help
the Salvadoran government battle lef-
Long and other congressional critics
maintain the regime should be required
to eliminate right-wing death squads,
blamed for thousands of political mur-
ders, before receiving further military
The first test will come in the
Republican-controlled Senate, which is
expected to vote this week on the $61.7-
million compromise figure. Langhoren
Motley, assistant secretary of state for
inter-American affairs, told the House
appropriations subcommittee, "We
have no time to lose. El Salvador needs
supplies now, not just next summer."
MOTLEY SAID it would be
premature to say that the "tragic and
sordid phenomemon" of the death
squads is a thing of the past, but added,
"all observers agree that in-
discriminate violence is down."
Meanwhile in San Salvador, official
returns from the flawed presidential
election trickled in yesterday and the
contest appeared headed toward a
runoff between two bitter rivals.
Official vote tabulation was delayed
for two days by political squabbling.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Jimmy Carter's ca
French Smith asked a panel of judges yesterday to THE INQUIRY
name a special prosecutor to investigate all Committee hearin
allegations against his designated successor, White week, Meese aske
House Counselor Edwin Meese III. independent couns
Smith asked that the prosecutor look into Meese's he said were politi
receipt of loans from, and his other financial transac- "Because of the
tions with, individuals who later received federal been widely publ
jobs; special treatment for business entities in which nomination to bea
Meese had an interest; Meese's promotion in the must be a compre
military reserve,and his statements about how much the facts and make
he knew of the receipt by the Reagan campaign in White House staten
1980 of campaign materials from then-President The request for1
gets special prosecutor
has delayed Senate Judiciary
ngs on Meese's nomination. Last
d Smith to seek appointment of an
elor to consider the charges, which
unsubstantiated charges that have
icized by those who oppose my
attorney general, I feel that there
hensive inquiry that will examine
e public the truth," Meese said in a
the special investigator under the
Ethics in Government Act came amid indications
that Smith is anxious to leave Washington. When he
announced his resignation Jan. 23, Smith said he
would stay on until Meese is confirmed, but he added
it was not an open-ended commitment.
A special prosecutor's investigation could take
months. The Justice Department began a
preliminary investigation last week into one aspect of
the Meese controversy - his failure to disclose a
$15,000 interest-free loan from a friend who later got a
Dems to stress party
unity in 1984 platform
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United Press International repor
One killed in Chile protests
SANTIAGO, Chile - One demonstrator was killed and more than 30 were
arrested in clashes with riot police yesterday during a "Day of National
Protest" against military rule. The protest curtailed public transportation
and kept most students out of school in the capital.
Gunfire from a passing car killed Capaulican Inostroza, a 23-year-old
rstudent, as he took part in a peaceful rally by 600 students at the University
of Concepcion, 300 miles south of Santiago. His death, of a bullet wound in the
chest, was reported by the Regional Hospital in Concepcion.
Riot police were watching the demonstration from outside the campus
gates when the shooting occurred, witnesses said.
Traffic in Santiago, a city of 4 million people, was as light as on weeken-
ds, with the number of buses cut by half and few taxis in evidence.
The government reported school attendance at 47 percent in the capital,
and some schools said only 4 percent of their students showed up. Absen-
teeism at factories and offices was well above normal. Most shops were
open, but many closed early to protest government economic policies.
American jet hijacked to Cuba
MIAMI - Three men demanding $5 million hijacked a Piedmont Aviation
jet carrying 57 people to Havana yesterday on a flight from Charleston, S.C.,
to Miami, officials said.
It was the first time in six months that a domestic flight had been hijacked
to Cuba and the 12th such incident since last May 1. Dennis Feldman, a
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman in Washington, said the Boeing
737 landed in Havana at 4:20 p.m. EST.
"The word 'explosives' was mentioned but we don't know what they
have," said Jack Barker, an Atlanta-based spokesman for the FAA. Of-
ficials said they didn't know how Cuban authorities would respond to the
demand for money.
Flight 451, which originated in Newark, N.J., and stopped in Charlotte,
N.C., was "hijacked at 3:43 p.m. EST after departing Charleston by three
black males who demanded a half-million dollars," said Feldman.
"At this point we're not able to comment on anything right now. We're still
assessing what's going on," said Ken Carlson of Piedmont headquarters in
Carlson said the jet was carrying 52 passengers and a five-member crew.
House budget coniittee passes
Democratic deficit reduction plan
WASHINGTON - The House Budget Committee gave tentative approval
yesterday to the outlines of a $182 billion Democratic deficit-redcuction
package of higher spending on domestic items and less money for the
military than President Reagan has said he will accept.
The panel took no votes on the "pay-as-you-go" package unveiled last
week by House Democratic leaders. But Rep. James R. Jones (D-Okla.),the
committee chairman, said that since no changes were made he considers the
package to have gained tentative approval "in concept form."
An official re-estimate of the plan by the committee staff trimmed the
total of the package from the $184 billion announced last week to $182 billion.
The committee meets again tomorrow to consider details and take final
action that will send the plan to the full House for action next week.
The three-year "pay-as-you-go" plan would limit military spending next
year to a 3.5 percent increase after inflation, for the savings of $95 billion.
Lava approaches Hawaiian cities
HAWAII - Fire fountains pushed one of Mauna Loa volcano's four rivers
of molten lava to within 15 miles of Hawaii's eastern seaboard yesterday,
and scientists said the 32,000 residents of Hilo should be concerned but not
"They certainly should be concerned, and they should be alert for bulletins
and stay informed, but based on history I feel there's no reason for grave
concern at this time," said U.S. Geological Survey chief scientist Robert
The main flow yesterday was still 8 or 9 miles from Kaumana City, site of
seven homes closest to the flow. In nearby Kaumana Estates, there are 116
Three other flows fanned out across the 13,680-foot mountain's gentle nor-
theast slope were approaching the 6,000 foot elevation.
Mauna Loa's Sunday outbreak broke a nine-year silence. Spectacular fire
fountains shot into the sky, through a fissure that soon spread across the en-
tire three-mile width of the summit caldera. The incredible show was visible
Residents commemorate nuclear
accident at Three Mile Island
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - Residents near Three Mile Island, fueled by the
anniversary of the nation's worst commerical nuclear accident, are expen-
ding energy on issues raised by the ominous incident of five years ago today.
Area residents last weekend began a series of events to commemorate the
accident at 4 a.m. EST March 28, 1979, in the nuclear power plant located 110
miles west of Philadelphia.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader was to lead discussions with concerned
citizens on issues related to the accident at a forum last night in nearby
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Democratic presidential candidate, was to be
among those in a solemn candlelight vigil at 4 a.m. today at the plant gates to
symbolize concern about Three Mile Island and nuclear energy.
The accident at the power plant started when a stuck valve went unnoticed
and caused the loss of enough coolant to disintegrate at least the upper third
of Three Mile Island Unit 2's radioactive core.
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Wednesday, March 28, 1984
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats
began drafting their 1984 platform
yesterday, instructed by party leaders
to ignore differences among the three
Democratic presidential candidates
and to focus instead on documenting a
record of "failure and deception" in the
"Keep it spare. . . keep it uncluttered
... keep it plain so that it concentrates
on our guiding ideas and our ideas for
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Mondale loses in Conn.
(Continued from Page 1)
"It's a whole state of yuppies. Low un-
employment, high tech business,
suburbanites, commuters. It's a state
designed for Hart."
Alderman aid that in contrast with
previous primaries this year, relatively
few voters in Connecticut made up their
minds in the last few days before the
Hart worked harder in Connecticut
than his rivals, hoping to slow Mon-
dale's comeback and to cut the former
vice president's lead in national con-
Mondale, in the unusual position of
seeing Hart better organized from the
start; devoted little time and few
resources to Connecticut as he looked
ahead to primaries in New York and
Pennsylvania over the next two weeks.
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