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Thursday, November 20, 1988
By The Associated Press
eagam says Scfemlts will stay
Says publicity stopped release of two hostages
WASHINGTON President Reagan
said Wednesday night the controversial
decision to sell arms to Iran was "mine
and mine alone," and said two other
American hostages in Lebanon would
have been freed "if there had not been
so much publicity" alMiut the shipments.
At his first news conference in nearly
three months, Reagan said that despite
reported opposition to the arms sale,
Secret ary of State (ieorge Shultz would
remain in his Cabinet post.
"He has made it plain he would stay
as long as I want him, and I want him,"
the president said.
Reagan promised to provide key
members of Congress with all informa
tion about the past arms shipments.
But he said there may continue to be
information he cannot divulge in pub
lic, and declined to answer a question
about reported Israeli participation in
the arms shipments.
Reagan opened the nationally tele
vised meeting with reporters with an
opening statement that confronted the
Iranian arms issue head on.
He conceded that the shipments
amounted to a waiver of his policy of
retaining an arms embargo against
Iran, but said the exception was justi
fied by the potential rewards.
He quoted Abraham Lincoln as say
ing that if an action proved correct, all
the criticism didn't matter. If It were
wrong, "10 angels swem lng I was right
won't make it right."
Defending his uniis deal, Reagan
said, "I was not breaking any law" In
authorizing the arms sale or ordering
top aides not to provide Congress with
Three American hostages were re
leased In Beirut at times that coin
cided with the arms shipments, but
Reagan, as he did in a televised speech
last week, denied that he was trading
arms for hostages.
"I don't see where the kidnappers or
hostage holders gained anything. They
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let the hostages go ... As a matter of
fact, if there had not been so much
publicity, we would have had two more
than we were expecting."
Six American are being held in
Lebanon by groups sympathetic to the
Iranian government, and Reagan did
not identify the two hostages he said
would have been freed.
Court postpones Florida execution
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court today refused to let Florida
authorities execute multiple murderer Ted Bundy for the 1978 slaying of a
12-year old girl in Lake City, Fla.
Bundy was to have died In Florida's electric chair Tuesday morning.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Bundy an Indefinite
postponement Tuesday less than seven hours before he was to die.
The Atlanta based court said more time was needed to consider Dun
dy's claim that he was mentally incompetent to stand trial and act as his
own attorney in the Lake City case.
Dundy Is suspected of as many as .10 murders, mainly in the West and
He was convicted and sentenced to death in Florida in the murder of
Kimberly Leach of Lake City and in the 1978 strangulation-beating deaths
of two Florida State University sorority women.
British Rail set speed record
LONDON British Rail said Tuesday one of its diesel trains has set a
world record speed of 1 44.7 mph over a one-mile stretch between York and
Darlington in northern England.
That record was broken during test runs for the new T4 bogie, a low,
swiveled undercarriage at either end of a railroad car that British Rail
hopes to fit to remodeled Intercity coaches to be introduced in 1989, a
spokesman for the state-owned company said.
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Kodak Bulls out of Sonttt Africa
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -Eastman
Kodak, citing a weak econ
omy made worse by apartheid, said
Wednesday it will withdraw from South
Africa and prohibit its subsidiaries
from supplying products to this country.
The photographic equipment manu
facturer is the seventh American com
pany to announce recently that it is
leaving South Africa and the first of
them to halt sales of its products.
Colby Chandler, chairman and chief
executive officer, said in a statement:
"Our South African business has been
affected negatively by weakness in the
South African economy. We also have
no doubt that the system of apartheid
has played a major role in the econo- "
Atex Inc., a Kodak computer-making
subsidiary based in Massachusetts, also
announced it will pull out, according to
a Johannesburg spokesman quoted by
the South African Press Association.
Three major South African news
paper chains use Atex computer sys
tems: the Argus Group, South African
Associated Newsapapers, and Nasio
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Court convicts eight in Mafia trial
NEW YORK Eight people, including three Mafia
bosses, were convicted Wednesday of participating in a
"commission" that has split territories, sanctioned rubouts
and kept organized crime organized since the days of
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Chertoff, the chief pro
secutor in the case, said the verdict was significant but was
not the death knell for organized crime in the United States.
"This wasn't the only Mafia case and it won't be the last,"
Convicted of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy
were Genovese crime family boss Anthony "Fat Tony"
Salerno, 75; Colombo boss Carmine "Junior" Persico, 53;
and Lucchese boss Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo, 73.
Also convicted on those charges were Colombo under
boss Gennaro "Jerry Lang" Langella, 47; Lucchese under
boss Salvatore "Tom Mix" Santoro, 72; Lucchese counselor
Christopher "Christy Tick" Fumari, 62; Ralph Scopo, 58, a
former labor leader and Colombo soldier; and Bonanno
soldier Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato, 38.
By their decision, the jurors found all eight defendants
were members of, or worked for, a commission that acted as
a "board of directors" for the Mafia since 1931.
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Aquino: Violence meant for me
Bombing injures 35 Filipinos;
gunmen Mil Enrile's Mend
MANILA, Philippines A bomb
hidden in a shopping bag blew up
Wednesday in a department sttfre
packed with Christmas shoppers, injur
ing about 35 people. A few hours earlier
a prominent friend of Defense Minister
Juan Ponce Enrile was shot to death in
President Corazon Aquino said on
television that the escalating violence
was directed at her. She vowed to retal
iate once she knows "which forces are
Police said a homemade time bomb
exploded at a ground-floor counter in
the Shoemart Department Store about
7:20 p.m. No group claimed responsi
bility, the police reported no arrests.
Hospital sources said about 35 peo
ple were treated for cuts and bruises
but no one was seriously injured.
A half-hour before the blast, an
unknown assailant tossed a grenade
into the crowded balcony of a movie
theater two blocks from the depart
ment store, but the device did not
Earlier Wednesday, David Puzon, 65,
a right-wing businessman and friend of
Enrile, was killed along with his driver
and a factory manager by a band of
gunmen dressed as women 10 miles
northeast of Manila. Two senior police
officers were killed in separate am
bushes. Puzon's slaying followed last week's
killing of Rolando Olalia, a leftist
whose death his supporters blamed on
"fascist elements" whom they said
were allied with Enrile. Leftists planned
a mass march through Manila on
Thursday as part of Olalia's funeral.
A series of shooting and explosions
around Manila since mid-October has
fueled fears of a military coup by dissi
dents linked to Enrile, who has critic
ized negotiations between Mrs. Aqui
no's representatives and the Com
During her televised interview, taped
Wednesday before the department store
bombing, Mrs. Aquino said she was
uncertain who was behind the escalat
"There are so many who could have
done this," she said. "But clearly I am
involved. It also was directed against
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