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Page 4-Friday, August 7, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Reagan, Sadat
coniclude talks,
voi e good will

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-President Reagan
and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
concluded two days of talks yesterday
with expressions of good will but
clearly are at odds over bringing the
Palestine Liberation Organization to
the Middle East negotiating table.
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
yesterday labeled the Palestine
Liberation Organization a "bloody,
murderous organization" and rejected
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's call
to include it in Mideast peace talks.
WITHIN TWO hours of Sadat's
departure the White House reaffirmed
what Secretary of State Alexamder
Haig had said the previous night-the
United States will not recognize or
negotiate with the PLO as long as it
refuses to recognize Israel's right to
exist and does not accept United
Nations resolutions calling for secure
and recognized borders for Israel.
Begin, setting the course for his new
coalition government, said he expected
negotiations on limited self-rule for the
1.2 million Palestinian Arabs in the oc-
cupied West Bank of the Jordan and
Gaza Strip to resume in the autumn.
That would be after his meeting with
Sadat later this month and his Septem-
ber talks with President Reagan in
Reagan called the talks valuable,
particularly what he had learned from
Sadat "about the complexities of the
problems that we all face in seeking aj
just and lasting peace in the Middle
ON THIS SUBJECT, Reagan said,
"to be completely candid, I was a
willing listener."
Summing up, after his three hours of
meetings with Sadat, Reagan said the
talks covered three general areas:
" "The growing strategic threat from
Soviet military power and Soviet
surrogates in the Near East, Southwest
Asia and Africa."
* The Middle East peace

... rejects inclusion of PLO in talks
negotiations, an area where Reagan
said he mostly listened. Reagan said,
"President Sadat has urged that the
United States play an important part in
the peace process. And this we will do."
* Military and economic matters. The
discussion, according to officials, in-
cluded the use of an Egyptian base, Ras
Banas, for an American defense
facility, where equipment and fuel
could be stored for future use by an
American Rapid Deployment Force in
the Middle East.
SADAT SAID he agreed with Reagan
on all points.
Sadat called on Reagan Wednesday
to open a dialogue with the Palestine
Liberation Organization as "an act of
vision and statesmanship" toward a
permanent peace.
Chief White House spokesman David
Gergen said yesterday: "The U.S.
position remains clear. The United
States will neither negotiate with nor
recognize the PLO until it recognizes
Israel's right to exist and accepts U.N.
resolutions 242 and 338."

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
More strikes hit Poland
WARSAW, Poland - An estimated 270,000 workers struck south of War-
saw yesterday and at least 800,000 more were reported ready to shut down
the coal mines in Silesia if talks with the Communist government fail to ease
Poland's food crisis.
The Solidarity union and the government made little progress yesterday
in food crisis talks and the union said a threatened strike in Poland's vital
coal-mining sector had stiffened government resistance.
The food shortages sparked a number of new protests such as a two-hour
transit strike in Kelce province and local strikes or protests in a number of
other areas, including a strike alert - meaning workers were ready to put
down their tools at any time - in Poznan.
Falwell's $30 million suit
against Penthouse dismissed
ROANOKE, Va. - A federal judge yesterday dismissed the Rev. Jerry
Falwell's $50 million suit against Penthouse magazine for what Falwell
called its illegal publication of an interview with him this year.
U.S. District Court Judge James Turk said Falwell, founder of the Moral
Majority and nationally known television evangelist, had failed to prove that
the interview invaded his privacy.
Nor did Falwell prove the article in the March issue of Penthouse was
"an illegal commercialization" of Falwell's personality, Turk said.
The judge also dismissed Falwell's claim that Penthouse conspired to
injure Falwell's business, defamed his character and violated copyright
laws by publishing the interview without his permission.
Bolivian standoff continues
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Rebel forces defying the ruling junta retained their
hold on Santa Cruz yesterday - Bolivia's independence day - and the junta
tightened security in the capital.
Leaders of the army rebels in control of Santa Cruz, the country's second
largest city, said they expected the ruling junta to order a ground and air
assault on their power center.
But there were no reports of military action, although communications
with Santa Cruz, about 325 miles to the southeast, were difficult.
Yesterday marked the start of the 157th year of independence from
Spain, gained under Simon Bolivar's freedom fighters. The day was a
national holiday so the effect of a general strike call by the big labor
federation COB could not be measured.
COB Leaders reported the arrest of an unspecified number of factory
workers striking in support of the insurgents, who had forced President Luis
Garcia Meza to resign his year-old presidency on Tuesday. The union
leaders said the strike call would be in effect until the three-member junta,
appointed by Garcia Meza, no longer ruled and democracy was restored.
More ehemicals found
at Swartz Creek site
LANSING - The discovery of 20 new chemicals, some of them suspec-
ted to cause cancer, only adds to the urgency of cleaning up a toxic waste
ridden incinerator site near Swartz Creek, the state Toxic Substance Control
Commission said yesterday.
But the commission said none of the chemicals were found in high
enough levels to causea more severe threat than already exists to residents
near the Berlin & Farro Liquid Waste Incinerator Co. site.
"It emphasizes the need to clean up the site," said Larry Holcomb,
executive director of the commission. "If the residents were exposed to all
the things they knew about before and the things there are now we would be
more concerned."
Newspapers scrambling for
Washington Star's readers
WASHINGTON - It's a newspaper version of Star Wars. As the
Washington Star prepares to print its final edition today, papers ranging
from the tiny Manassas, Va. Journal-Messenger to the mighty New York
Times are scrambling to attract the Star's 322,000 readers.
Neighboring newspapers have been hesitant about appearing to dance
on a not-yet-filled grave, but the Star's readership constitutes a big market
and many papers are laying claim to a piece of it.
Sometimes a bit of sleight of hand is involved. He's not saying how, but
Ron Bieberich, circulation director of the Annapolis, Md. Evening Capital,
got hold of the Star's subscription list in Anne Arundel County, Md., and put
a crew to work telephoning Star subscribers.
He adds: "If we don't move quickly, Star readers are going to just
disappear, or start taking the Washington Post of slide over to the Evening
Sun of Baltimore. We want to get our share; we've picked up 700 subscribers
since July 25."

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