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Lebanon scorns Israeli plans
BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPI) -
Lebanese leaders accused Israel
yesterday of trying to sabotage peace
efforts and President Amin Gemayel
sought ways to break an impasse with
Israel in troop withdrawal talks.
The strongest criticism came from
Nabih Berri, the Shiite Moslem leader
and Cabinet minister of state for
Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon.
BERRI SAID in a news conference in
Beirut yesterday a Syrian-backed
security plan was "on the right track"
and its next phase would take effect
Thursday as scheduled.
Under that phase of the Lebanese
security plan, abut 1,200 Lebanese
troops are expected to take over the
coastal highway up the Awali River,
the front line for Israeli occupation for-
ces 24 miles south of Beirut. Rival
militiamen now control the road.
"Things are following the right path
and, as we have said, the plan will be
implemented despite Israeli sabotaging
efforts that hit innocent people in Beirut
and Aley," the official National News
Agency quoted Berri as saying.
BERRI WAS referring to a car bom-
bing in the Druze Moslem village of
Aley and a rocket explosion in Beirut
that apparently was in revenge for the
Aley blast. Lebanese leaders quoted in
Beirut held Israel "and its agents"
responsible for the attacks Thursday.
Meanwhile, at the presidential palace,
Gemayel met with senior U.N.
representative Jean-Claude Aine in
hopes of breaking a stalemate in the
U.N.-sponsored talks in Naqoura.
Gemayel also met with Prime
Minister Rashid Karami and other ad-
visers but there were not signs of a
The talks have stalled over Israel's
demand that an Israeli-backed
Lebanese militia guard the border and
U.N. troops patrol the northern sector
of the region it would evacuate.
Lebanon wants its army to take respon-
sibility for the entire area.
Gandhi accuses his opposition of collusion
VARANASI, India (AP) - Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi opened his election campaign last night by
accusing opposition parties of collusion with foreign
forces and terrorists trying to "divide the country in-
Gandhi, speaking in this Hindu holy city to more
than 40,000 people at Sanskrit University, began his
campaign a month after the assassination of his
mother, Indira Gandhi, whom he replaced as prime
His 25-minute speech capped a day of a dozen
public rallies in his home state of Uttar Pradesh. At
each stop, he campaigned on behalf of his governing
Congress Party for the parliamentary elections that
will determine whether he stays in power. The elec-
tions are scheduled for Dec.24 and Dec. 27-28.
Varanasi, 420 miles from New Delhi, is the
religious and spiritual capital of Hinduism, where
35,000 bodies are cremated every year on the banks of
the sacred Ganges River.
Gandhi, wearing a light brown shawl over a long
white shirt, sounded his mother's familiar theme -
that the unity and integrity of the country are
threatened and only the Congress Party can preserve
"We have to see the powers seeking to weaken us
and those in the country giving them strength," Gan-
dhi said. "We have to identify the strength in the
country and who will fragment it."
Concert deaths have
changed shows today
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
FROM FRIENDS TO FRIENDS.
"Are you OK to drive?"
"Whats afew beers?"
"Did you have too much to drink?"
"I'm perfectly fine."
"Are you in any shape to drive?"
"I've never felt better"
"I think you've had afew too rwny."
"You kiddin, I can drive
with my eyes closed."
"You've had too much to drink,
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"I think the police took a lot of
criticism they didn't deserve," said
Menkhaus, now a district commander
in charge of handling all large crowds
in Cincinnati. He also works as a con-
sultant to other cities.
Menkhaus had observed crowd con-
trol in Cleveland, Pittsburgh,
Louisville, and Baltimore before The
Who concert, and he said that what
happened in Cincinnati could have hap-
"CINCINNATI WAS just unluckty,"
he said. "The crowds acted the same
way in other cities. They just didn't
have people killed."
Menkhaus said promoters, rock
groups, and the crowds must share the
blame when things get out of hand.
"I believe the promoters must be
prepared to spend enough to provide
crowd safety" with extra police, ticket
weet11ens. TN TPE"tarliS.s
"1-ow Ho rlOU if Vs t~o over 120 lcaios
sellers, and ushers, Menkhaus said. But
he believes some rock groupscharge
such high appearance fees that
promoters try to cut corners, and that
some promoters take chances to save
"THEN THERE is the drinking and
drugs, the adrenaline pumping in the
crowd," he said.
"Certainly, the atmosphere
changed" after therconcert deaths, said
John Tafaro, who recently resigned as
president of the Coliseum to run a Cin-
cinnati optical firm.
Danny Burns, 26, of suburban
Miamisburg, lost his wife, Sue, in that
stampede five years ago. He has
children now aged 5 and 8, and with his
portion of the settlement bought a
house. He is engaged to marry again.
"I'm still furious at them," Burns
said. "I have never been to another
concert, although I still like the music.
tax plan ains
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siderably in 1982, and under the
Treasury plan would be phased out and
replaced by a simpler, less generous
depreciation plan whose details are yet
to be disclosed; the new system would
adjust depreciation allowances to ac-
count for inflation.
" Investment credit: The 10 percent
credit, under which the government
essentially pays one-tenth of the cost of
machinery and equipment, would be
repealed. Treasury notes that, like ac-
celerated depreciation, the investment
credit is useless to new or ailing firms
because they usually have no profits
and thus pay no tax. Also, the com-
bination of fast depreciation and in-
vestment credit sometimes gives a firm
a negative tax rate - the government
actually pays a company to buy equip-
ment and earn income tax-free.
* Capital gains: Present law exempts
from tax 60 percent of the profits from
the sale of stocks, real estate, and other
property owned six months or longer;
the remaining 40 percent is taxed as or-
dinary income. This is a tremendous
incentive for investment but in times of
high inflation the incentive is diluted
because often a big part of the increase
in value of an asset is nothing more
than inflation. The Treasury plan would
tax 100 percent of capital gains but ad-
just the value of assets annually so that
gain due solely to inflation would not be
x Dividends: Corporate profits
distributed to stockholders are taxed
twice, once to the corporation and once
to the shareholder. The proposal
generally would permit a corporation to
deduct from taxable income 50 percent
of dividents paid.
* Industry subsidies: The Treasury
proposal would repeal or restrict
several current provisions that were
enacted specifically to benefit a given
industry. For example, the oil in-
dustry's percentage depletion allowan-
ce and the ability to immediately
deduct labor and other intangible
drilling costs would be wiped out but in
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Coastal survey ship returns to
Miami for repair of fire damage
MIAMI - A coastal survey ship headed back to Miami under Coast
Guard tow yesterday for repair of damage from an engine fire that resulted
in the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Nimitz being dispatched toward
Cuba on an aborted rescue mission.
The Coast Guard said the 105-foot Seaward Explorer, with a five-man
crew, was being towed by the cutter Reliance to Miami and was expected to
The Nimitz returned to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands at 10 p.m. Friday
with its escort ship USS Arkansas, said Lt. Cmdr. John Tull, public affairs
officer for the Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces in the Caribbean.
U.S. officials in Washington were tightlipped about the Friday incident. A
State Department spokesman said there was no new information available
and she was unaware of any official Cuban reaction. A Pentagon spokesman
said there were no new developments.
Guerrillas kill 148 Sri Lankans
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The Sri Lankan government said yesterday that
148 people perished in guerrilla attacks on two prison camps and ensuing
battles with troops, while Sri Lankan ships and planes drove off 19 boats
believed to be carrying on invasion force of Tamil guerillas. Ten people were
killed aboard one of the boats, the government said.
The latest action widening the battles to the high seas was announced as
the government of President Junius Jayewardene imposed tough emergen-
cy measures and increased security in the country's north and east. Those
areas are the center of activity by rebels seeking an independent Tamil
The national security minister, Lalith Athulathmudali, said the Sri
Lankan navy yesterday intercepted and fired on one boat approaching the
island nation's northwest coast, killing 10 people believed to be Tamils bound
from southern India.
He said Sri Lankan aircraft Friday night shot at 18 other vessels also ap-
parently coming from India. He reported that the boats, spotted about five:
miles from Palaimannar, were driven back into Indian waters, but said
nothing of any casualties.
Jordan, Egypt renew peace talks
CAIRO, Egypt - Jordan's King Hussein, on his first visit here since Egypt
made peace with Israel, began talks yesterday with President Hosni
Mubarak on reviving efforts to end Arab-Israeli conflict throughout the Mid-
The monarch, who broke ranks with 16 other Arab countries last Septem-
ber when he restored relations with Egypt, was met at the Cairo airport with
an embrace by Mubarak. After lavish welcoming ceremonies at Kubbah
Palace, the two men met privately for 1 hours.
Later, ahsenior adviser to Mubarak told reporters the two heads of state
were determined during their three days of talks to "intensify cooperaton"
on a joint Arab peace strategy. The adviser, Osama El-Baz, said the two
leaders also urged Syria and other Arab countries to join in the dialogue.
"In Mubarak's and Hussein's talks, there was a joint concern for
achieving movement and advancement in the interests of the Palestinians,
which will of necessity be coordinated with the Palestine Liberation
Organization, it being the representative of the Palestinian people," El-Baz
Australia re-elects Labor party
SYDNEY, Australia - Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke's Labor
government kept power with a clear-cut victory in general elections yester-
day, but with nowhere near the landslide that pre-election polls had forecast.
Hawke blamed confusion over new voting procedures for the relatively
disappointing showing, but he was also hurt by the emergence of a minor
party calling for nuclear disarmament.
The small, single-issue Nuclear Disarmament Party pre-empted the
tradional Labor Party left wing that supports nuclear disarmament and the
removal of American military bases from Australia.
In the 148-seat House of Representatives, official results with 75 percent of
the vote counted yesterday showed Labor winning 79 seats while the op-
position coalition captured 63. Six races were undecided, with counting due
to be completed today.
The 16-seat Labor Party advantage was far short of the 40-seat majority
foreseen in the polls.
Duarte rejects rebel peace plan
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - President Jose Napoleon Duarte said
yesterday that leftist guerrillas do not really want to end their war against
the U.S.-backed government through peace talks.
"They do not wish to end their war against the people," Duarte said at a
news conference in the Hall of Honors in Presidential House. He said the
rebels were looking for "tactical" advantage through the talks to buy time to
improve their military position against the U.S.-backed army.
Duarte accused the rebels of "intransigence" in the peace talks at
Ayagulo and said they had "totally rejected' a Christmas truce proposed by
Catholic Church leaders who mediated the meeting.
But Duarte, who Friday night rejected a rebel peace plan as "absolutely
impossible," said yesterday he remained "optimistic" that the peace
process could continue despite the chasm that separates the government and
guerrillas in their proposals for ending the 5-year-old civil war.
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