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IRA sets off
bombs in London,
8 ill d
LONDON (AP) - The IRA brought
its bloody offensive back to the heart of,
London yesterday, setting off bombs in
Hyde Park and Regent's Park that
killed eight soldiers, including mem-
bers of an army band, wounded 51
people and sent six-inch nails knifing
through the queen's ceremonial guard
and their horses.-
The nail bomb went off without ;
warning at 10:45 a.m. (5:45 a.m. EDT)
in a car parked near Rotten Row, the
famous bridle path around Hyde Park.
The car was on the fashionable Knight-
sbridgeRoad sidehofathe park, half a
mile from Buckingham Palace.
SCOTLAND Yard said the bomb
killed two of the queen's Household
Cavalry and wounded 23 people, in-
cluding four soldiers and two
policemen. Police first incorrectly
reported three dead. Seven cavalry
horses were killed, police said.
The cavalry, in blue tunics, red-
plumed helmets and silver breastplates Queen s car
gleaming under the bright summer sun:.. hit by bomb
was heading to a changing of the guard
at the Horse Guards military parade killing six more people
ground, an event that attracts hundreds members of the Royal G
of spectators daily. regiment band as it play
The blast occurred while Queen from ''Oliver" for an audi
Elizabeth II was in residence at cluded many children
Buckingham Palace, palace people, authorities said.
spokeswoman Ann Neill said. the ex- Responsibility for both b
plosion shook the palace windows and claimed by the Irish Repul
broke windows in buildings closer to the which has been fighting fo
park. oust Britain from Northeri
TWO HOURS later, another bomb reunite the province wit
exploded under a bandstand at Republic. The claims w
Regent's Park, miles from Hyde Park, IRA's political arm, Sinn F
15% tution hike goes
to Regents tomorrow'
estimate of the level of state support. year, Frye said that he ex
Frye said, however, that a final to keep rising, though po
decision had not been made. the same rate as the last tv
Although University students faced "As long as inflation c
an 18 percent tuition hike last year and can almost be sure (tuition
may face another 15 percent hike this Frye said.
ence that in-
r 13 years to
n Ireland and
th the Irish
ere from the
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press international reports
Iraq halts Iranian advance
Iraq and Iran fought fierce artillery and tank duels yesterday near the oil
port. of Basra, and battle reports claimed Iraq launched repeated air and
tank assaults against the Iranian invaders. Although there were conflicting
claims from both sides, it appeared that Iraqi troops had succeeded in
halting the Iranian advance into Iraq. But Iranian troops were reported en-
trenched about three miles inside Iraq, just north of Basra.
Iran's latest war report, broadcast yesterday by Tehran radio said Iranian
troops inside Iraq repulsed two enemy counterattacks. It claimed 200 Iraqis
were killed or wounded and five tanks destroyed in the latest fighting.
The latest Iraqi communique, carried by the official news agency, INA,
said Iraqi troops repelled two Iranian advances in the Basra sector, killing
349 enemy soldiers and destroying 11 tanks. It spoke of repeated attacks by
helicopter gunships on Iranian troops that inflicted "many casualties."
The Iraqi report also claimed Iraqi forces hit what it vaguely referred to
as "two large naval targets" at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. It did
not elaborate, and Iran made no response to the claim.
Senate committees finish work
on spending cut proposals
WASHINGTON- Republican-controlled Senate committees completed
work yesterday on $29.5 billion in spending cuts over three years, including a
cap on cost-of-living increases for 3 million federal retirees.
On a vote of 10-3, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee approved a
plan to hold increases for 1.7 million retired civil service workers and sur-
vivors to 4 percenta year through 1985.
Congressional officials say the provision will produce savings of about $5
billion over three years.
The balance of the recommendations will go to the Senate floor within
The proposal to limit federal retirement benefits drew sharp criticism
from Democrats and reluctant support from Republicans.
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who sponsored the proposal, conceded he
probably would be arguing against it if the Republicans didn't have "respon-
sibility" for carrying out the requirements of the budget.
For the most part, the spending reductions approved by Senate commit-
tees will be made in programs that pay money directly to individuals. Other
cuts are expected to be made later as the Appropriations Committee and
Congress work on regular money bills to fund government agencies and
other operations for the next fiscal year.
Administration's score card
on environment issued
WASHINGTON - The Reagan administration issued its own assessment of
the state of the environment yesterday, taking sharp issue with conser-
vationists who have been attacking the president's record.
In a 291-page report issued by the President's council on Environmental
Quality, the administration said the nation has made "great progress" since
passage of federal clean air and clean water laws in the early 1970s.
The report cited statistics showing that levels of most of the major air
pollutants had shown sharp declines over the past decade, with the level of
suspended particles declining by 55 percent nationwide from 1970 to 1980
while sulfur dioxide levels dropped by 24 percent since 1974.
But it said the cleanup gains have not been as significant for water
pollution. While further deterioration of streams and rivers was halted in
the past decade, the council said, "substantial improvement in water quality
nationally is stills few years away."
Rafe Pomerance, president of Friends of the Earth, said however, the
report was "completely oblivious to everything the administration has been
doing in the past year and a half.
"They are destroying'the environmental institutions of government and
they are ignoring the most important emerging problems."
Von Bulow meets $1 million bal.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Claus von Bulow pledged $1 million for his freedom
yesterday, putting upa bank certificate that will keep him out of jail for up to
three years while he appeals a conviction of trying to murder his heiress
The certificate in cash and bonds would be forfeited to the state if von
Bulow flees to his native Denmark or elsewhere out of the U.S. He faces a 30-
year sentence on his March 16 conviction of two attempts to murder his wife,
By posting the bank certificate in Superior Court, the former top aide to
billionaire J. Paul Getty skirted a lengthy court hearing into his claimed for-
Von Bulow, 55, has been free on $1 million bail since his conviction in
Newport, but has been angered over the strict conditions of the bail set by
the trial judge who feared von Bulow would try to flee the country.
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