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Ninety-five years of editorial freedom

Vol. XCV, No. 20-S

Copyiht 1985

Saturday, June 15, 1985 Fifteen Cents
U.S. PULLS OUT AMBASSADOR TO S. AFRICA

Eight Pages

S. African army attacks dissident group
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UPI) - South African uniforms. He said they attacked 10 houses in which ANC "We have decided to recall Ambassador Herman Nickel
soldiers staged a lightning raid into neighboring Botswana "terrorists" lived in Gaborone, Botswana's capital. He said home for consultations to review the situation," State Depar-
yesterday, attacking the homes of black African National three women were among those killed. tment spokesman Bernard Kalb said.
Congress dissidents and killing 13 to 15 people, the military Viljoen said two people, either Botswana police or ANC THE ATTACK "raises the most serious questions about
said, members, opened fire on the raiders from a car and also were South Africa's sincerity" in negotiations with the United
To protest the incursion, the United States announced it was shot to dE States on bringing about a peaceful resolution to southern
recalling the ambassador to South Africa, Herman Nickel. minorit L Aovernment C Africa's problems.
RADIO BOTSWANA said among those killed in the predawn In Washington, the announcement of Nickel's recall was Radio Botswana said the raiders attacked shortly after mid-
raid were a 6-year-old child with his uncle. It said some vic- linked directly by a State Department spokesman to the incur- night and fired heavy and light machine guns and mortars for
tims were shot at close range inside their bedrooms. sion into Botswana and to the capture last month of a South about half an hour in at least five locations of the city 10 miles
South African Defense Chief Gen. Constand Viljoen said the Africa patrol in Cabinda, Angola, apparently on a mission to See S. AFRICAN, Page 4
raiders included both black and white soldiers in camouflage sabotage the U.S.-operated Gulf Oil refinery there.
Arab terrorists hijack jet

ALGIERS, Algeria (UPI) -
Armed Arab terrorists who
hijacked a TWA jet over
Greece with 153 people aboard
- most of them Americans -
released 40 passengers during
a terror-filled odyssey Friday
and then took off for Beirut,
airport sources said.
It was the third hijacking in
three days.
The Boeing 727 left Algiers
airport at 8:25 p.m. (3:25 p.m.
EDT) after 21 of the
passengers - men, women
and children - were allowed
to leave the plane in Algiers,
the airport sources said.
Nineteen were released at an
earlier stop in Beirut.
THE PLANE, with 113
passengers and crew
remaining on board, took off
from Algiers about five hours
after landing. Air traffic con-
trollers in France and Italy
said it was heading back to
Beirut.
During tense negotiations

with Algerian authorities, the
militants - armed with sub-
machine guns and hand
grenades - threatened to
"execute" their hostages if
their demand for the release
of Shiite Moslem prisoners in
Israeli jails was not met.
Witnesses in Algiers said
two airport buses that had
earlier approached the air-
craft, a mile from the air
terminal at the end of a run-
way, returned to the airport's
VIP lounge just before 8 p.m.
with 18 passengers.
Within a half-hour, the air-
craft taxied onto one of the
airport's two runways and
took off five hours after it had
landed at Algiers' Houari
Boumidienne International
Airport.
One passenger was reported
shot and wounded.
The Boeing 727, seized
minutes after it departed from
the Athens airport for Rome,
was first forced to land at
Beirut International airport

where 19 passengers - 17
women and two children -
were freed in exchange for
fuel, TWA officials said.
The plane was then forced to
the Algerian capital of
Algiers, where it landed with
134 people aboard, including
eight crew members.
The airline said 104 of the
people aboard were
American. Among the original
passengers, 34 were part of a
Catholic group from Rock-
ford, Ill., returning from a
tour of the Middle East, the
State Department said.
The hijackers, believed to
number from two to four and
to be armed with grenades
and Soviet AK-47 submachine
guns, issued a list of demands
in negotiations conducted with
Algerian authorities.
They insisted on a public
condemnation of U.S. foreign
policy, particularly
Washington's financial sup-
port of Israel.
See TERRORISTS, Page 4

Assocata rr
Some of the 19 women and children freed by hijackers of a TWA jet run across the tar-
mac to safety after sliding out of the plane.
By CHRISTY RIEDEL students
P rid e W eek Politics, oetr, and pride will draw Hrmdn W
together the Ann Arbor homosexual Pride We
community and its supporters for been hel
Lesbian/Gay Pride Week starting importan
Monday. gay comr
Pride week will feature films, slide "It's in
shows, dances, workshops, an gay men
SCof funit y, ecumenical service, a candlelight liberation
commemoration, and a variety of for non-g
sspeakers including attorneys who raising ev
have fought for civil rights for gays. "We v
JIM TOY, advocate for

s in the University's
SexualityhOffice, said that
eek, which he estimates has
d in Ann Arbor since 1972, is
at for both the gay and non-
munities.
rportant for lesbians and for
in terms of a psycho-political
n," he said. "It's important
ay people as a consciousness
vent."
iew ourselves as a minority
See GAY,Page4

Fake rifle brings police
By STEVE HERZ an unloaded air rifle.
As a party at 1020 Oakland was just SGT. GEER OF the Ann Arbor
heating up at 9 p.m. last night, a team Police Department, who refused to
of Ann Arbor police officers respon- give his first name, said that someone
ded to a call that a resident was point called the police and said, "There's a
a gun at passing cars by surrounding man pointing a rifle. He's sitting on
the house with four cars and posting a the front porch with a rifle."
man on each side of the house while a With that, Geer explained, "We use
helicopter circled overhead, whatever we have available. Tonight
Fortunately, the gun involved was See HELICOPTER, Page 4

Huron Shazam Goonies
Are we going to lower the Look for mostly cloudy skies with a Not quite good enough.
Huron River to death? chance of thundershowers Arts, Page 6
Opinion, Page 5

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