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Page 4-Tuesday, July 20, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Israel, PLO
trade shots-;
te s ro sises

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP)- Israeli
forces tradedbartillery fire with
besieged Palestinian guerrillas and
sent jet fighters thundering over west
Beirut yesterday in an increasingly
tense waiting game over the PLO's
future in Lebanon.
Negotiators here looked toward
Washington-and today's scheduled
meeting between President Reagan
and two Arab envoys-for away out.
LEBANESE police said the morning
duels between the Israeli siege force
and Palestine Liberation Organization
guerrillas "strained but did not collap-
se" an 8-day-old cease-fire arranged by
the United States to give diplomacy a
chance to ward off an Israel-PLO
showndown in west Beirut.
At one point, Israeli artillery and
guerrilla gunners dueled for an hour
near the closed airport on Beirut's
southern outskirts.
Low-flying jets roared over the
capital on several reconnaissance
missions. Police said there were no
bombing runs or mock raids observed
or reported.
SPECIAL U.S. presidential envoy
Philip Habib met with Lebanese inter-
mediaries for an hour at Lebanon's
shell-damaged presidential palace in
Baabda, five miles east of Beirut.
The participants refused to tell repor-
ters whether any progress was made to
resolve the diplomatic stalemate over
how, when, and where to evacuate the
PLO leadership and its estimated 8,000
guerrillas, trapped in the Israeli-
encircled, Moslem-populated west
Beirut.
Lebanon's state radio said per-
suading Syria to take guerrilla
evacuees remained the top priority in
U.S. efforts to find a country of exile for
the PLO.
REAGAN IS scheduled to meet in
Washington today with an Arab League
delegation consisting of Foreign
Ministers Abdul Halim Khaddam of
Syria and Prince Saud al-Faisal of

Reagan
... to meet with Arabs

Saudi Arabia. There was unanimity in
Beirut and Jerusalem that the outcome
of those talks was crucial for efforts to
keep Israel from storming west Beirut.
"We are in suspense, awaiting the
result of the Washington ralks," said
former Lebanese Prime Minister Saeb
Salam, a key intermediary between
Habib and Arafat.
Khaddam met yesterday with U.S.
Secretary of State George Shultz and
said the besieged Palestinians "must
under no circumstances be subjected to
a forced exodus." The Syrian said
earlier his country would accept the
PLO leadership but not the guerrillas.
ISRAEL HAS between 35,000 and
40,000 troops and 300 tanks ringing west
Beirut, and gunboats sealed off all sea
escape routes for the guerrillas. The
PLO has used the truce to fortify its 10-
square-mile enclave with dozens of 20-
foot-high earthen embankments and
sandbagged positions manned by anti-
tank gunners in the main streets.

In Brief
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Iraq, Iran both claim victory
Iraq claimed yesterday that it had regained firm control of the southern
front in its war with Iran after a series of counterattacks against the in-
vading forces that left "thousands of enemy corpses littering the bat-
tleground."
But Iran insisted its troops were consolidating their positions on Iraqi soil
and preparing to "eliminate the enemy forces."
Accounts of both sides agreed there was heavy fighting in the area around
Basra, a key Iraqi oil-refining and port city near the Persian Gulf, 15 miles
from the Iranian border.
But they conflicted on the outcome of the battles, as has often been the
case in the week-old fighting. They did seem to indicate that the front has not
moved much since Iran's thrust into Iraq last Tuesday.
Banks lower prime lending rate
NEW YORK- Two of the nation's leading banks cut their prime lending
rates one-half percentage point to 16 percent yesterday and the Federal
Reserve Board lowered its key lending charge.
Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. in New York, ranked fourth by deposits,
and First National Bank of Chicago, ranked eighth by deposits, lowered their
prime rates, and other major banks should soon follow, credit analysts
predicted.
Some smaller banks, such as AmeriTrust Co. in Cleveland and Mitsui
Manufacturers Bank in Los Angeles, also pared their prime rates to 16 per-
cent from 16.5 percent.
Head of American University
in west Beirut abducted
BEIRUT, Lebanon- Unidentified gunmen abducted the acting president
of the American University of Beirut, David Dodge, from theuniversity
campus in embattled west Beirut yesterday.
Mohammad Abdul Latif, who said he witnessed the abduction, said a
woman student told him Dodge's kidnappers shouted as they sped away that
they belonged to "Amal," the paramilitary arm of Lebanon's pro-Iranian
Moslem Shiite sect.
Abdul Latif, a former student at the university, reported that one of the
gunmen struck the 60-year-old Dodge in the head with a pistol butt before
shoving him into an automobile and speeding away.
University spokesman Radwan Mawlawi said there was no indication who
the kidnappers were. A spokesman at the university's New York office said
he was told by the State Department it did not know who was responsible.
Mitsubishi indicted for theft
of IBM trade secrets
SAN FRANCISCO- A federal grand jury indicted Mitsubishi Electric
Corp. of Japan and four of its employees yesterday on charges of conspiring
to transport stolen IBM trade secrets.
Besides the corporation, those named included Takay Ishida, 40, Torran-
ce, California, an employee of Mitsubishi Electronics America Inc.;
Kazuma Ban, Chiyoji Tanaka, and Akira Iwase, all in Japan and employees
of Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Mitsubishi quickly denied any wrongdoing in a statement shortly after the
indictment was returned in San Jose and announced simultaneously in San
Francisco.
"Mitsubishi Electric Corp. emphatically denies that it or any of its em-
ployees has been involved in any unlawful conduct" the company statement
said. Mitsubishi said it "intends to defend itself and its employees
vigorously."
Heat wave bakes Northeast;
thunderstorms batter Midwest
A heat wave cooked the Northeast another day yesterday while thunder-
storms fanned the Midwest with hurricane-force winds and rain that sent
waist-deep floods through towns and ruined millions of dollars worth of
crops.
In the Northeast, there was little relief from the temperatures of a sizzling
Sunday that dropped horses in their tracks in New York City, ignited violen-
ce around the fireplugs and beaches in Boston, and set records for the date
from Newark, N.J., where it was 100 degrees, to Portland, Maine, where it
was 95.
Youngsters with razors slashed two city workers who tried to turn off one
of the 200 fire hydrants that had been illegally tapped Sunday in Boston. The
workers suffered minor cuts.
A 21-year-old California woman was arrested at a count~ry music jamboree
near St. Clairsville, Ohio, when she took off her shirt and refused to put it
back on.
It was a different story yesterday in the heartland, where storms with
winds up to 75 mph accompanied by heavy rain and hail up to the size of
hen's eggs in northeastern Nebraska destroyed an estimated $5 million in
corn and soybeans, according to Dodge County Extension Agent Russ
Lange.

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