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Pilot held for 3 days in Moscow
MOSCOW (UPI) - A 59-year-old port. departure, he said.
American man flew a six-seater plane "From my time of arrival I've been Soviet authorities refused to issue a
into Moscow without a visa and spent, under lock and key," he said in a duplicate visa despite pressure from
three-days locked up in a hotel roon telephone interview yesterday before U.S. diplomats.
by Soviet authorities before they his departure. "It's kind of disappoin- Harman, however, decided to make
allowed him yesterday to leave the ting." the 561-mile trip anyway and achieve
country. Harman, a retired academic turned his dream of becoming the first per-
The authorities permitted Millard amateur pilot, said he spent two years son to fly a plane in the CIC class
Harman, of Albany, N.Y., to fly out of and $100,000 arranging the goodwill (weighing less than 3,865 pounds)
Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport trip and getting permission from from Helsinki, to Moscow, he said.
yesterday in his six-seat, single- Soviet authorities, but one thing did The six-seater plane was loaded
engine Beechcraft 36. He was bound not arrive in time - his visa. with goodwill gifts to Soviet officials
for Helsinki, Finland. HIS VISA, though approved, was and flying clubs that included a
HARMAN, 59, claiming to have caughtup in bureaucraticred tape. plaque from the mayor of Baden,
broken a world speed record, said he He was hoping up to the last minute Ohio, to the mayor of Moscow and
flew into the Sheremtyevo airport it would arrive and a friend in presents from relatives of the Wright
Tuesday from Helsinki in his tiny Helsinki was even waiting to catch a brothers.
plane, but spent the next three days commercial flight to Moscow to take U.S. officials said the gifts will be
locked up ina hotel room near the air- it to him if it arrived after Harman's delivered.
Athens airport takes no precautions
ATHENS, Greece (UPI) - No ad- aboard the aircraft in Cairo," the air- weapons, even if wrapped in
ditional security measures have been port of origin of the flight. fiberglass, could elude the airport
taken at Athens airport despite the He said he had warned airport staff security system. They said they
hijacking of TWA Flight 847 and an to be more "alert" for possible believed the weapons were aboard
American warning against travelling hijackers. when the plane arrived from Cairo.
through the facility, officials said An accomplice in last Friday's The Boston Globe reported Friday
yesterday. hijacking of the Boeing 727, Ali Atweh, that the weapons may have been plan-
"Security here is equal to that of told police the weapons used in the ted in the plane lavatories.
any West European airport," airport skyjacking eacaped the detection of The Globe said Tina Migos, 20, of
commander Giogos airport electronics equipment Revere, said she was told by her
Papadimitropoulos told foreign because they were wrapped in father, former hostage Minas Thanos,
correspondents after giving them a iberglass. Atweh was swapped to the 45, of Athens, the two hijackers' hands
tour of security facilities at hijackers for several Greek hostages. were empty when they ran down the
Hellenikon International airport. Greek officials dismissed his aisle and entered the lavatories shor-
HE ALSO said he believed the 9mm claims, saying they had proved no tly after takeoff.
pistol and two hand grenads used in
the hijacking "had been placed
From United Press International
connection with the attacks.
Exper'ts conirm body Former Prime Minister Surya
of Nazi war criminal Bahadur Thapa said his brother
and an aide were among those
SAO PAULO, Brazil -; Inter- arrested and blamed the violence
national forensic experts Friday on the stifling of political op-
identified a 1979 drowning victim position by the Nepalese gover-
as Nazi war criminal Josef nment.
Mengele, the concentration camp Man hijacks
"Angel of Death" who sent 400,000 plane
people to their deaths and eluded but later surrenders
capture for 34 years.
"There is no way this is not OSLO, Norway - A Norwegian
him," said Dr. Lowell Levine, a ex-convict seized a domestic
New York University dentistry airliner carrying 121 people
professor sent to Brazil by the yesterday in the country's first
Justice Department hijacking, but the drunken man
"WtieDarstmsedth.surrendered four hours later after
"We are satisfied with the in- releasing all the passengers
vestigation," said Horst Gemmer, unharmed.
chief of the West German gover- h -
nment's Nazi-hunting unit. It .olice said the 23-year-old man,
looks good. It looks like the case whose identity was not im-
could be closed." mediately released, pointed a
pellet gun at a stewardes and
Anti-missile laser comandeered the Brathe Safe
test is successful airline Boing 737 en route from
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A Trondheim to Oslo shortly after
brilliant bluish-green laser beam takeoff.
hit the speeding space shuttle Soviet spy satellite
Discovery and flashed back to falls over Midwest
Hawaii Thursday in a successful A ov elles
repatofthe"SarWars" anti- A Soviet spy satellite, sparkling
repeat of the "Star Wads"onte like "a little nation of lights,"
missile test ground controllers broke up into more than 5,000
bungled two days earlier. pieces and fell on the Midweta
The ship's interanational crew early yesterday in a specacular
recorded the dazzling light show light show seen by hundreds of
for more than two minutes on people in Ohio, Indiana and
television, playing it back later to Michigan.
the booming accompaniment of "I thought there were about six
Tchiakovsky's "1812 Overture." objects, but it could have been
Another "Star Wars" test was more," said Walter Bank of Salem,
set for today after the astronauts Ohio, in the northeast part of the
retrievean X-raysatellite. state. "I've seen comets before but
Blast kills 1 in Nepal thiswasallclustered.
KATMANDU, Nepal - Three Kay Cormier, a public affairs of-
bomb explosions rocked NepalfAeropaceD N o mman
yesterday, leaving at least one CooadSpri"fnsCom.mai"dt
person dead and bringing to eight Cosmrao Sprvigllacesadtewa
the number of people killed from Cosmos surveillance satellite was
an unprecedented outbreak of launched by the Soviets on Jan. 11,
political violence in the small it was a decaying, manmade
mountain kindgom.I a eaig amd
No one has claimed respon- space object that the NORAD
sioiinerha s claimedt e ponb- space surveillance center had been
siblity for a spate of bombings tracking and watching very
that erupted Wednesday and con- carefully since it was indicated
tinued Thursday, but Home that it was going to decay," Cor-
Minister Jog Mehar Shrestha said mier saidiadding the satellite
authorities had begun an in- broke up into about 5,300 pieces as
vestigation and made 65 arrests in it fell to earth.
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get liberals and conservatives" said University, the task force is an official
one gay rights advocate who asked channel through which students,
not tobe identified. faculty, and staff can report incidents
That diversity enablea gay activists of harrassment and discrimination.
to work from within the political Problems for homosexual students
system rather than against it, Toy on campus cover a wide range,
said. "Lesbian and gay men are DeVries said. Problems are
making themselves felt at almost everything from being harrassed in
every level," Toysaid.the dorm to getting homophobic
ry e, y s . professors who make jokes about gay
ONE OF THE recent steps the people or say that gay people are
University has taken in favor of gay sick," she said.
rights was the presidential policy "Some people, just through their
statement issued by Harold Shapiro in own ignorance, think they can harass
March 1984. Although activists had a person who's gay," said David
hoped for a change in University Jackson, another student member of
bylaws prohibiting discrimination on the task force.
the basis of sexual orientation, they JACKSON said students also face
say the policy statement and the six- subtler forms of discrimination, such
month-old Task Force on Sexual as social events which are geared to
Orientation have the potential to heterosexuals only.
make some changes. Jackson also sees some potential
The task force, which was formed changes resulting from the policy
last December to aid in enforcing, statement. "Faculty, staff, and
implementing, and publicizing the students may become more sensitive
policy statement, consists of students to problems on the basis of sexual
and faculty members from the orientation," he said.
University. Jackson also said he hopes the
Toy also said the consciousness of policy statement will be a stepping
the public is being raised by suppor- stone to getting the University to
tive media attention, movies, and change its bylaws to prohibit
current events, such as the newly- discrimination on the basis of sexual
formed gay high school in New York
FOR THE GAY community and its
DIANA DE Vries, a student mem- supporters, Pride Week is a time to
ber of the tak force, said that remember the past and gain strength
although the policy statement has from it to achieve such goals in the
produced no sweeping changes at the future.