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POLISH STUDENTS SCORE VICTOR Y
Poland backs off on crucifix ban
From AP and UPI.
GARWOLIN, Poland (UPI) - The Catholic church scor-
ed a triumph yesterday in Poland's "war of the
crosses," with communist authorities backing away
from their ban against the display of crucifixes at a
school outside Warsaw.
Amid bitter student protests, the ban was imposed
March 7 at a vacational school in the village of Miet-
ne, where the authorities ordered crosses taken down
from all walls at the school.
RYSZARD Domanski, the school's headmaster,
announced yesterday that crosses would be permit-
ted in dormitories and in the school's main library.
He refused to say whether the crosses would have to
stay out of classroom walls.
"We will display crosses in the classrooms as soon
as possible," one student said.
Domanski said students boycotting classes to
protest the ban would be readmitted Monday and the
authorities would stop demanding the students sign
pledges to recognize the lay character of state
"A SOLUTION has been worked out that is suitable
for all sides," said the headmaster of the 760-pupil
school in Mietne, 40 miles outside Warsaw. "I con-
firm that a cross will be hung in the main library."
Students, who were in the nearby town of Garwolin
to attend mass, issued a statement indicating
acceptance of the new arrangement.
"This morning we learned the good news from our
headmaster who said the cross is returning to our
school," they said. "We are also allowed to wear
BISHOP JAN Mazur, who began a bread and water
fast March 27 in protest against the ban, won a
standing ovation from the students at the mass and
announced he would end his fast immediately.
The decision to allow crucifixes to be displayed at
the library and the dormitories represented a
triumph for the church in Poland, where the Roman
Catholic primate, Cardinal Jozef Glemp, condemned
the authorities for the ban.
Glemp had said the ban offends the majority of
Poles, 90 percent of whom are Roman Catholics.
The ban also was criticized by Pope John Paul II
and the leader fo the outlawed Solidarity Union, Lech
Walesa, who declared Sunday that the union would
use "every means" at its disposal to fight the
Cameroon coup may have failed
PARIS (UPI) - Government forces
loyal to Cameroon President Paul Biya
yesterday crushed an apparent coup
attempt believed staged by internal
security forces and were "cleaning up"
the last resisters in the African nation,
Cameroon's official radio said.
Communications were cut off to and
from the nation on Africa's west coast
early yesterday when intense gun bat-
tees in the capital began, making
reliable informaton difficult to obtain.
OFFICIAL Cameroon Radio Yaoun-
de, which appeared to have fallen into
rebel ,hands when it began playing
military music in the morning and then
went off the air, returned to a jazz for-
mat in late afternoon, indicating a
return to normalcy.
An unidentified person issued a brief
announcement on Radio Yaounde late
in the evening saying loyal forces were
in control of the situation.
The army was "cleaning up the last
pockets of resistance" and citizens
'The army was cleaning up the last pockets
of resistance and citizens should stay in
their homes to avoid mishap.'
should "stay in their homes to avoid
mishap," said the announcement
monitored by United Press Inter-
national in neighboring Gabon.
WESTERN sources said heavy ar-
tillery and small arms fire were heard
in the capital of Yaounde, and armored
vehicles were seen heading to the
president's residence before commun-
ication links were severed.
It was the second major upheaval in
west Africa in three days, following a
bloodless coup Tuesday in nearby
Guinea by military officers seeking to
fill a power vacuum left by the death of
President Ahmed Sekou Toure.
Biya's whereabouts at the time of the
uprising were unclear. Initial reports
said he was vacationing at a seaside
resort when fighting broke out but other
sources said he was inside the palace
at the time.
A FRENCH radio station, Paris
Radio-3, which said it received infor-
mation directly from Cameroon, and
French diplomatic sources said they
thought the insurrection was staged by
members of the 500- to 700-member
state security forces, called the gen-
The force operates separately from
the 8,000-man army but both are part of
an integrated military structure.
Diplomats said the gendarmerie in
the former French colony attacked ar-
my troops, seized the coastal seaport of
Douala and arrested army chief Gen.
Pierre Semengue and two other
generals in Yaounde.
THE security forces apparently
overpowered the army leaders and then
moved on the radio station and
presidential offices, the French sources
Radio-3 said the gendarmerie drove
four tanks up to the palace in a bid to
capture Biya, who became president in
an uncontested election on Jan. 14. But
loyal army troops were able to
surround and overcome the rebels, it
"Biya now controls the situation,"
the French radio said.
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
State's jobless rate declines;
national figures unchanged
The nation's unemployment rate leveled off at 7.8 percent in March,
ending six months of steady improvement since last summer, the
government reported yesterday.
But Michigan's unemployment rate dropped slightly last month as the
state's economy continued to improve, government figures showed.
The Michigan Employment Security Commission said Michigan's
seasonally unadjusted employment rate dropped from 12.6 percent in
February to 12.5 percent in March, with 539,000 people out of work.
Labor Secretary 'Raymond Donovan, putting the best face on the new
national figures, noted that nearly 250,000 people found work in March, a
sizable increase although much less than February's 700,000.
Even with the jobless rate holding steady at the February level - because
an increase in job-seekers nearly matched the number of new jobs -
Donovan said thereportshowed "President Reagan's economic program is
continuing to produce good news for the American worker."
Floods terrorize Northeast
Record floods produced by a slow-moving rainstorm flowed 10 feet deep
yesterday through some suburban communites of the Northeast where
thousands sought refuge in emergency shelters and other climbed to
rooftops to escape the turbulent water.
Rivers gorged by up to 5 inches of rain in two days surged as high as 7 feet
above flood stage, blocing major highways in the New York City area and
chasing at least 4,700 from their homes in northern New Jersey.
National Guardsmen in boats and trucks helped rescue residents cut off by
the rising water.
"It's a disaster," said New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, who flew over the
flooded areas in a helicopter. "There is no other word I can use. It's a very
As the storm that first moved into the area Wednesday pushed eastward,
heavy rains also produced flooding into upper. New England. Flood
warnings were in effect for southeastern New York, most of southern New
England and inland areas of New Hampshire and southern Maine.
Shuttle tracks crippled satellite
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Challenger stalked a sun-study satellite
through the trackless heavens yesterday, flying higher than ever before to
make an in-space repair of an observatory too important and too expensive
The first satellite rescue mission began only 57 one-thousandths of a
second late with a liftoff as pretty as any of the 10 that preceded it.
"You looked great going up the hill," said Mission Control.
"The view from here is as spectacular as ever," replied commader
Robert Crippen, the first astronaut to make three shuttle flights.
Flight Director Gary Coen said, "The orbiter and the countdown went by
the clock today, there were absolutely no problems in any of those areas."
However, he said, the problem with Mission Control computers in Houston
caused "intermittent tracking that began right at liftoff and continues right
through the launch phase."
Information was available from other sources, Coen said, and there was
nothing to disturb the flight.
Fires kill five in Baltimore;
force evacuation of N.Y. offices
An arsonist set a fire in Baltimore that killed three men and two women
yesterday in second-story apartments above a striptease bar and grill in
"The Block," a neighborhood of sleazy taverns and massage parlors, police
A 50-year-old man who climbed naked from his bedoom to a narrow
second-story ledge was rescued'by a fire l44der truck, but he suffered severe
burns on-80 percent.of.his body ad wa in critical ,cgndition at Baltimore:
Fire officials said the arsonist used a flammable substance to start the fire
on the street-level building, either in the 408 Club or in the seperate entrance
which led up tothe apartments.
In New York, insulation ignited by a workman's torch spread smoke:
through a 50-story skyscraper yesterday, forcing the evacuation of
thousands of office workers and injuring nine people, officials said.
Fire Commissioner Joseph Spinnato said fire and smoke spread rapidly
through the 20th and 21st floors of the building on New York Plaza in lower
Manhattan. The fire was controlled about an hour and a half after it was
Beirut fighting threatens peace
BEIRUT, Lebanan - Lebanese militias battled each other with mortars:
and grenades around Beirut's only remaining east-west crossing yesterday,
dampening optimism raised by reports the factions were near agreement on
a peace plan.
The fighting, which rapidly spread across Beirut's southern suburbs,
broke out eight hours after yet another cease-fire was declared at dawn.
Mortar and rocket shells flew across the Green Line and disrupted traffic
on the Museum crossing, a spokesman for the Amal Shiite Moslem militia
said. The crossing is a 1-mile stretch of road through the Green Line
dividing Christian east from moslem west Beirut.
Druse Moslem radio said at least eight people were injured by mortal
shelling in Ras el Nabeh, a Moslem neighborhood west of the line. Christian
Phalangist radio said another civilian was wounded earlier in the day.
"The army took over the Ejjeh building prompting our boys to clash with
them and the police stationed nearby," said Amal spokesman Ali Hamdan.
Saturday, April 7, 1984
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A 27-year-old Ann Arbor woman was
raped in her home Tuesday night when
a 22-year-old Ann Arbor man allegedly
entered the woman's apartment on the
300 block of North Ashley, according to
Police Sgt. Harold Tinsey.
The man allegedly forced the woman
to have sex with him sometime between
11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wed-
nesday. The woman identified him as a
former friend, Tinsey said.
Police are investigating the case, but
the suspect has not yet been arrested.
A 32-year-old Ann Arbor woman was
met by a man who allegedly threatened
her with a machete when she returned
to her home on the 600 block of North
Fourth Ave. Thursday night, according
to Sgt. Harold Tinsey. The woman left
her apartment and called the police
from a neighbor's house.
Officers found the man, who was
identified as a 41-year-old Ann Arbor
man on parole from jail, in a hole in the
floor in the basement. The man was
arrested, booked, and charged with
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