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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, July 6, 1984
Jailed journalist is
freed, sources named

Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press internatonai reports

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Editorial
writer Richard Hargraves, the first
journalist jailed in 26 years in a civil
libel case, was freed yesterday after a
lawyer said he had learned the iden-
tities of two sources the writer refused
Hargraves had been jailed Tuesday
on contempt charges for refusing to
identify two county officials to whom he
had promised confidentiality when he
consulted them before writing a
newspaper editorial that led to a libel
"I'M CONFIDENT that the infor-
mation I sought has been revealed,"
plaintiff's lawyer Amiel Cueto told St.
Clair Circuit Judge Roger Scrivner,
who had ordered Hargraves' incar-
"Thank God I'm getting out of jail,"
Hargraves told reporters after the
hearing. "I want to see my wife and my
"I haven't broken my confidentiality
pledge at all," he added. The suit for
more than $15,000 was filed against
Hargrave and the Belleville News-
Democrat by St. Clair County Board
Chairman Jerry Costello after the
newspaper published the editorial,
which accused him of lying and
breaking campaign promises.
CUETO, Costello's lawyer, said Ed
Anderson, a member of the St. Clair
County Board of Supervisors, had
acknowledged on a radio program
Wednesday night that he was one of
Hargrave's sources.
Cueto also said he had talked with
another board member, Dave Hickey,
and believed him to be the second of-
ficial consulted by Hargraves in writing
the December 1981 editorial.
Hargraves declined to say whether
these two men were, in fact, his con-
fidential sources.
HIS ATTORNEY had unsuccessfully

carried to the U.S. Supreme Court his
fight to withhold the names of his sour-
Scrivner had ordered Hargraves
jailed until the trial or until he divulged
his sources. No date has been set for the
Earlier yesterday, Hargraves had
said in a jail interview that his time
behind bars was "real depressing."
HE SAID jail was "easier than what I
expected because what I expected was
pretty terrible."
Hargrave shared Cellblock C with
four other inmates - all jailed for
minor offenses - watching television,
playing cards and eating on steel
tables. He slept on a steel bunk bed with
a mattress, a gunny sack and a gray
"There's no pillow," Hargraves said,
and "you get a towel a week."
He said before he was ordered
released that he got no "tremendous
special treatment" but added, "I just
think everybody's on their best
behavior because they know I'm going
to write something when I get out."
SINCE TUESDAY, he had written
one column for his current employer,
the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. "No
matter how many reporters,
photographers and cameramen record
your entry, once those steel doors clank
shut, you're alone in someone else's
world," he wrote.
His publisher, Jeffrey Gluck, "made
it very clear to me I would be paid my
salary...for as long as I have to stay
here," Hargraves said,
"It's very hard to imagine myself as
a crusader," Hargraves said in the jail
interview, "but I believe so strongly
that the principle of the thing is so much
more important than just me or anyone
else that I'm going to stay here, and I'm
going to fight.

Iran resumes tanker
MANAMA, Bahrain - Iran
resumed its air attacks on commer-
cial ships int he Persian Gulf
yesterday, slightly damaging a
Japanese-operated oil tanker far
from the Iran-Iraq warfront.
Marine salvage sources reported
there were no injuries to the ship's
crew and that it was sailing toward
the Strait of Hormuz. It was the first
Iranian attack on shipping since
June 10 and followed air strikes Sun-
day by Iraq on ships in the northern
end of the Persian Guld near Iranian
Miami sting' nets no
MIAMI - An informant in a
federal "sting" operation, posing as
an Iranian millionaire with an in-
terest in real estate, found no takers
for his offers of bribes and no one to
help him approach city officials,
The Miami Herald reported yester-
No indictments have resulted
from the investigation, the Herald
said. It was not clear how many
people the government informant
contacted, what he was trying to
determine or whether any of them
agreed to do anything illegal.
Battles continue in Lebanon
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Street bat-
tles raged in the northern port of
Tripoli yesterday as Lebanese army
engineering units in Beirut
bulldozed barricades and removed
mines in a Syrian-mediated effort to
re-unite the divided capital.
The demilitarization plan went
smoothly in Beirut, but the battles
went on for a fourth straight day in
Tripoli, 50 miles to the north. Police
reported 41 dead and 125 wounded,
and said most of the casualties were
dug out from beneath a five-story
apartment building that collapsed
during artillery and rocket barrages
in the Kubbeh neighborhood.
Gromyko meets U.S.
MOSCOW - U.S. Ambassador Ar-
thur Hartman and Soviet Foreign
Minister Andrei Gromyko met for

about an hour yesterday, but an em-
bassy spokesman would not say
what was discussed.
"They met for a bit over an hour,"
said the spokesman, who spoke on
condition he not be identified. "They
discussed questions of mutual in-
terest." He said he could not
The official news agency Tass
reported the meeting, but gave no
details other than to say Hartman
had requested the meeting.
Painting sale sets record
LONDON - A revolutionary im-
pressionist painting by 19th century
English artist William Turner sold
for a world record auction price of
nearly $10 million yesterday - $6
million more than its valuation.
The price set a new world record
for the sale of a painting at auction,
breaking the previous mark of $6.4
million set in 1980 at Sotheby's in
New York for another Turner pain-
ting, "Juliet and Her Nurse."
Major retail sales rise
The nation's major retailers
reported yesterday they had strong
sales in June compared with June
1983, but said the gains had slowed a
bit from earlier in the year.
June sales were up 7.5 percent at
Sears, Roebuck & Co., the nation's
largest retailer. Sales were up 6.3
percent at K mart Corp., 17 percent
at J.C. Penney Co., 11.7 percent at
Federated Department Stores Inc.
and 14.6 percent at Dayton-Hudson
Corp. Those stores are the second-
through fifth-largest retailers, in
terms of 1983 sales.
Study shows no breast
cancer risk from estrogen
CHICAGO - Estrogen hormones
taken to ease menopause symptoms
or to prevent brittle bones in older
women apparently do not increase
the risk of breast cancer, a study in-
dicated yesterday.
"Neither high nor low-dose
estrogen use seemed to be
associated with an increase in
breast cancer risk," Boston Univer-
sity researchers wrote in the Jour-
nal of the American Medical

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