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2The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, March 29, 1988 World aed Nation iraeio to close off occupied! areas From Associated Press reports JERUSALEM The Israeli army will close off the entire West Bank and Gaza Strip for three days in expectation of major demonstrations called by the Palestine Liberation Organization to mark a Palestinian anniversary, officials said today. Both Israelis and Arabs will be prevented from entering the occupied zones. The only exception will be the 65,000 Jewish settlers living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, who will not be restricted. Journalists will also be barred. The officials said the army will also close the two bridges across the Nicaraguao cease-fire negotiations be From Associated Press reports S APOA, Nicaragua Fresh from signing their unexpected peace agree ment in this border outpost last week, Sandinista and contra negotiators gathered here Monday to work out details for a 60-day cease-fire. Negotiators aimed to determine the areas where rebel fighters will gather during the cease-fire, outlined in the accord signed Wednesday night. The delegation from the leftist government, led by Maj. Gen. Joa quin Cuadra, deputy defense minister and chief of staff of the Sandinista army, arrived first. The contra rebel negotiators were Police break up demonstration in Panama From Associated Press reports PANAMA CITY, Panama Police and soldiers using shotguns, rubber truncheons and tear gas broke up a march Monday by thousands of opponents of Panama's strong ian, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega. Meanwhile, a general strike that .ias closed down an estimated 90 percent of Panama's industry and commerce entered its second week. Ignoring an order to disperse, a crowd of more than 10,000 cheering people began walking toward the BE A WINNER AT EMM VI HE TOWIRS You could be the winner of a TOSHIBA VHS VCR if you sign a 1988-89 lease at Granville! HURRY! Drawing Tommorow! Wednesday, March 29th And coming next week. . . a chance to win a trip to CANCUN. MEXICO! The Jordan River to prevent Palestinians from crossing to Arab countries. Incoming traffic will not be affected, they said. The closure was due to take effect at 1 a.m. Tuesday on the West Bank and at 10 p.m. Monday in the Gaza Strip, where five-hour nightly curfews are already in effect. Israel's 24-member Cabinet report edly authorized the measures in its weekly session Sunday. Israeli officials said the move was calculated to lessen tensions on Wednesday, when Palestinians will mark Land Day, the 12th anniversary to be led by Aristides Sanchez, one of the directors of the umbrella Nicaraguan Resistance. The delega tion, including regional commanders from key combat zones, was delayed by travel difficulties and had not arrived by early afternoon. The peace agreement calls for a 60 day cease-fire beginning April I. Further high-level negotiations are tentatively scheduled for April 6 in Managua, the capital, to reach a more permanent truce. Monday's session also could address the issue of when the Un supported rebels must lay down their capital's central business district Monday afternoon. Minutes later, a tanker truck equipped with a turret over the cab sped through the line of march, spraying hundreds of people with a choking mixture of water and chem icals that sent them fleeing into side streets. Behind the truck charged police and soldiers firing birdshot and beating people with 18-inch-long rubber truncheons. Granville Towers MM. Place to be at UNC. of a 1976 clash between Israeli soldiers and Arabs over the confis cation of Arab land. Six Arabs were killed. The army also confirmed it was making large numbers of arrests to try to prevent violence on Land Day. "The purpose is to keep the ter ritories quiet. It is not directed specifically against the press, but we don't want to give the people of the areas any reason for causing distur bances," said the Israeli official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Underground leaflets signed by the PLO have called for major demon arms. On Sunday, the leftist Sandinista government fulfilled the first part of the cease-fire accord by freeing 100 political prisoners under an amnesty program. Most of them were accused of activities linked to the contra rebels. Afterward, Interior Minister Tomas Borge called the amnesty "possibly the beginning of the end of the (6-year-old) war," and he called on the contras to release Nicaraguan peasants their troops had kidnapped. After celebrating Palm Sunday Mass, Roman Catholic Cardinal As people fled the scene in panic, they left Central Avenue littered with their shoes. Reporters saw at least two people trampled in the rush, including a woman who suffered a compound leg fracture. Before the march began, Lt. Col. Virgilio Mirones of the Panama Defense Forces urged the protesters to disperse. "We don't want to fight with the Panamanian people," the officer said through a megaphone, "We want to fight the United States." But the swelling crowd jeered at him, shouting, "Join us, join us" and "Noriega must go." The United States has called for Noriega's ouster since he was indicted in Florida in February on drug- strations throughout Israel and the occupied territories to mark the occasion, which has been a traditional time of unrest in recent years. Israeli officials have maintained that press coverage, especially the presence of television cameras, has incited Palestinians to stage violent protests that might otherwise not have taken place. Authorities have placed increased restrictions on press coverage in recent weeks, declaring most of the occupied territories off limits on Fridays during weekly Moslem prayer sevices. goo Miguel Obando y Bravo called the prisoner release "very positive." During his homily, the Managua archbishop warned the cease-fire agreement did not mean that "we have already reached peace." "Let us not make a mistake. Let us not confuse ourselves. They have only signed a cease-fire," he said, emphasizing the point by repeating the last sentence three times. Under the Sapoa agreement, rebel forces are to gather without interfer ence from Sandinista forces in spec ified zones inside Nicaragua during the first two weeks of April. trafficking charges. The Defense Forces chief has said he is innocent. The Reagan administration has also imposed a number of economic sanctions on Panama and supported efforts by former President Eric Arturo Delvalle to freeze Panama's deposits in U.S. banks. Monday's demonstration was one of the largest in months. Like others, it was smashed with drill-like preci sion. An hour after it ended, squads of soldiers had occupied every major intersection and most streets in the city. The mayors of Panama City and one of its largest, poorer suburbs had warned protesters not to violate a ban on demonstrations that "subvert public order." American Heart Association How to ran your own snow U h :i ) tr - "--en .,9 i ii - 'K J III' I i8sJ ; i I ! r ! n 1 t ' I - Y r 1 . Ji v s)r y , iJJ i . I H . '" 7 4' ft tJ I - : . T" " 1 I Gephardt drops out of race for Democratic nomination From Associated Press reports Democratic presidential aspi rant Richard Gephardt of Mis souri ended his candidacy Mon day, leaving Jesse Jackson and Michael Dukakis to fight it out for the Democratic presidential nomination with Sens. Paul Simon of Illinois and Albert Gore of Tennessee far behind the two front-runners. "It's been said the opera isn't over until the fat lady sings," Gephardt said at a news confer ence on Capitol Hill. "Last Sat urday in Michigan I think I heard her walking to the microphone." He was pushed to withdraw by a third-place finish in Michigan's caucuses, far short of the "Mich igan miracle" he sought to revive a candidacy that blossomed in Iowa's lead-off caucuses but was trampled in the South. Troops return from Honduras FORT BRAGG, N.C. The first United States troops to depart Honduras since a special deploy ment was sent as a show of force against Nicaragua parachuted into the home base Monday amid the cheers of relatives and friends. The soldiers dropped at 5 p.m. into the Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division, where they were greeted by a military band and command ing generals from the base. "I am happy to go home because nothing happened," said Sgt. Elliott Cook, 22, of Miami. Outside the Palmerola Air Base in Honduras, about 200 Hondu rans demonstrated their support for the Americans. The paratroopers were part of a force rushed to Honduras on March 17 for training exercises to flex U.S. military muscles after a reported incursion by about 2,000 Nicaraguan troops chasing Un supported contra rebels. Death investigation continues PEMBROKE, N.C. Com missioners in racially troubled Robeson County asked Monday for a special prosecutor to probe the death of an Indian judgeship candidate, while the sheriff said investigators were following every tip they receive. i Lxpnas uira News in Brief Supporters of Julian Pierce, a lawyer who was slain by three shotgun blasts over the weekend, also decided to seek a special legislative session to allow a substitute candidate in the May 3 primary for Superior Court judge. Robeson County's racial makeup is evenly divided among Indians, blacks and whites. The southeastern North Carolina county was the scene in February of a siege at The Robesonian newspaper, where two Indians seized the newsroom and com plained of law enforcement and corruption. The two were charged with hostage-taking by federal authorities. Newspaper still slams Koch NEW YORK - On Feb. 15, 1986, the Amsterdam News printed a front-page editorial calling upon Mayor Edward Koch to resign. Koch ignored it. He also ignored the next week's editorial and the one after that. He has now ignored 110 consecutive editorials on the front page of New York's oldest black newspaper, each broadside demanding that he leave office. While the Amsterdam News generally comes down on the left side of the political spectrum, it is considered the establishment black newspaper, less radical than some others published in the city. Wilbert Tatum, author of the editorials and editor-in-chief of the 40,000-circulation weekly, has written anti-Koch editorials focus ing on corruption, racial tensions, homelessness all of them blamed on the "weak and fading" Koch. "The mayor's not commenting. He's just going to let Tatum have his say," said a Koch spokesman, Larry Simonberg. Tatum is saddened by the failure of the city's major dailies to join him; he speculates that the "awe some power" of the mayor has something to do with it, alluding darkly to tax abatements, city contracts and the like. The American Express Card can play a starring role virtually anywhere you shop, from Tulsa to Thailand Whether you re buying a TV or a T-shirt. So during college and after, it's the perfect way to pay for just about everything you'll want. How to get the Card now. College is the first sien of success. 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