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Page 4-Tuesday, July 14, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Sixth hunger
striker's death
sparks violence

From AP and UPI
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -
Sniper attacks and street fights broke
out after the death of a sixth Irish
nationalist hunger, striker yesterday as
some 100,000 Protestants marched
throughout Northern Ireland in an an-
nual, centuries-old show of strength.
Four British soldiers, one policeman
and one civilian were wounded in gun
and bomb attacks in Belfast and Lon-
donderry. None of the injuries was
believed serious.
rioting with plastic bullets, officials
said, and the violence was far less in-
tense than the rioting after the five
earlier deaths of hunger strikers at the
Maze Prison.
Martin Hurson, a 27-year-old Irish
Republican Army guerrilla, died before
dawn in the 45th day of his hunger

strike. Britain's Northern Ireland Of-
fice said he "took his own life by
refusing food and medical attention."
HURSON, SENTENCED in 1977 to 20
years for possession of explosives and
conspiracy to murder security forces,
was the second hunger striker to die in
less than a week. Joe McDonnell, 30,
died Wednesday in his 61st day without
About 30,000 of Ulster's majority
Protestants marched through Belfast in
traditional-Orange Day parades to reaf-
firm their faith and commitment to
political union with mainland Britain.
In resolutions pledged by the mar-
chers, the Orangemen condemned the
"false religion" of Roman Catholicism
and attacked the "adulation of mur-
derers" by priests who conducted
funeral services for members of the
outlawed Irish Republican Army.

Judge asked to
dismiss strangler
murder charges

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Conoco battle continues;
Mobil Oil Co. makes bid
NEW YORK - The multi-billion dollar battle for Conoco Inc. intensified
yesterday as Mobil Oil Corp. said it would bid against DuPont Co. and
Seagram Ltd. for the nation's ninth biggest oil company.
Mobil, the nation's second biggest oil firm, confirmed it was arrahging
bnk loans through a syndicate led by Citibank to finance a Conoco takeover
"We know Conoco and the businesses it operates. Conoco is a great com-
pany with fine resources and excellent management and personnel," said
Mobil Chairman Rawleigh Warner Jr. "Barring any governmental restrain-
ts, it now appears that Conoco will be sold. Preliminary studies indicate that
a Mobil-Conoco merger would not create any difficulties under existing an-
titrust guidelines."
Other companies rumored to be considering a bid include Shell Oil Co.,
Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) and Standard Oil Co. of California. None of them
would discuss Conoco on Monday. Exxon Corp., the nation's largest in-
dustrial company, said it was not interested in Conoco.
No U.S.-Israeli talks
on military operation
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Menachem Begin met yesterday with,
U.S. counsellor Robert McFarlane on the delayed delivery of F-16 warplanes
to Israel and ruled out any possibility Israel would consult with the United
States before carrying outa military operation.
The delivery of new fighter planes has been held up because of Israel's
July 7 attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor and Begin said no agreement was
reached with McFarlane during their two-hour and 45-minute meeting.
After meeting with McFarlane, Begin said: "We do not have to
apologize for anything in the world. We always take the interest of the United
States -who is our friend and ally - into consideration."
Calif. makes last attempt
to stop pesticide spraying
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Residents went to court yesterday in a last-ditch at-
tempt to stop the state from aerial pesticide spraying to eradicate the
Mediterranean fruit fly, and a judge said he would delay the spraying until
he was satisfied it was "legally valid."
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Bruce Allen did not im-
mediately issue an injunction against the spraying of the pesticide
But Allen said the hearing could take two days, and aerial spraying of
117 square miles within the infested area was scheduled to begin at 2 a.m.
PDT today.
Many scientists have said the mildly toxic substance poses no danger,
but others fear it may harm children, pregnant women and people with
breathing difficulties. Some of the more than 500,000 residents of the mostly
affluent area south of San Francisco said they planned to leave home, and
several shelters were set up outside the spraying area.
Richardson pleads guilty to
threatening Reagan's life
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Edward Richardson pleaded guilty yesterday to
threatening President Reagan and was sentenced to a year in a special
federal prison that provides mental health treatment and five years'
Richardson, 22, son, of a retired postal worker from Drexel Hill, Pa.,
made the surprise guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Ellen Burns after
undergoing a second psychiatric examination while in prison.
He was arrested April 7, a week after Reagan was wounded in an
assassination attempt, when he arrived at a New York City bus terminal
with a loaded .32-caliber pistol.
Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
in guarded condition
ME2MPHIS, Tenn. - Entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis was in extremely
critical condition yesterday, breathing with the help of a respirator and
fighting infection with the help of powerful antibiotics.
Lewis, nicknamed "Killer" and known for his frenetic, piano-pounding
rock 'n' roll and country performances, has been hospitalized at Methodist
Hospital South since June 30 when doctors repaired a two-inch perforation in
his stomach. He has been given a 50-50 chance to survive. The rupture was
discovered after he began coughing up blood and complaining of stomach
Hospital officials called Lewis' condition "extremely critical" and said
there was no real change since he underwent an operation late Friday for
complications that followed stomach surgery.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jarred by
the conflicting testimony of their key
witness, prosecutors in the Hillside
Strangler case yesterday asked a judge
to dismiss 10 murder charges against
Angelo Buono.
Deputy District Attorney Roger Kelly
said he was seeking dismissal because
Kenneth Bianchi, Buono's cousin and
chief accuser, had "self-immolated"
his credibility as a witness.
KELLY TOLD the judge: "The
inevitable result of Mr. Bianchi's self-
immolation of his own credibility is the
destruction of the case against Angelo
Buono. The prosecution for murder now
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pending against Angelo Buono cannot
be predicated on the evidence now in
existence and should be dismissed."
The slayings occurred in late 1977 and
early 1978, and were dubbed "Hillside
Stranglings" because the bodies of the
young female victims were dumped on
hillsides in the Los Angeles area.
Kamp, who approved the decision to
drop the case, said he believed two
killers were involved.
"The case, in our view, still remains
unsolved as a matter of law," he said.
"No one is going to put this case to rest
until .it's solved."
Kelly, asked by the judge whether
Buono might be charged again in the
case in the future, said that was
unlikely without new evidence.
"WE HAVE NO reason to believe that
new evidence will come to light," he


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