North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
2The Daily Tar HeelMonday, April 17,1989
World and Nation
From Associated Press reports
SHEFFIELb, England Law
makers Sunday demanded changes in
stadium designs, including a ban on
anti-riot fences, after a mad rush at
a soccer match trapped thousands of
fans behind one of the steel barriers.
At least 94 people died.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
visited Hillsborough stadium and
promised a public inquiry into
Saturday's disaster, which turned a
soccer cup semifinal between Liver
pool and Nottingham Forest into a
The investigation was expected to it
focus on why so many fans were still
outside as the match began and on
allegations that many entered the
sold-out stadium, which has a capac-
ity of 54,000, without tickets or with
In Liverpool, the Roman Catholic
cathedral was filled to overflowing for
a requiem Mass for the victims
most of them from the northwest port
Wouldn't You Really Rather Live at
Limited number of
rentals available for
summer & fall!
Waikinq distance to UNC
k Two bedrooms, two baths
k Pool, tennis on site
700 Airport Road
Wlodel Open Mon-Fri 11:OOto 12:30
-.. r n.nni.. .-v-i
l&fltDIDJIEL.W'Sl Model T's Family u
Willow Creek Shopping Centei
Intersection Of Jones Ferry Rd., &
Hwy 54 By-Pass
Mon.-Thurs. 7 AM-10 PM
Fri.& Sat. 7AM-11PM
Sunday 8 AM-10 PM
city. The Anglican cathedral's bell
tolled 94 times to mark the deaths.
Survivors broke down in tears as
they described watching children die
and people hitting each other in the
frenzied fight to survive Britain's
worst sports disaster.
Steve Ellis, a photographer, said
he could hear and see children
screaming as they were pressed into
"More were coming in from the
back, pushing forward ... I can still
see the young lads behind the fence
shouting, .'Save me!' Ill never lorget
until the day I die.
Seventeen-year-old Wayne Adams
said he was about five rows from the
front of the crowd. "I realized it was
serious when I saw one of the lasses
standing near me just turn blue in
the face. She went down. She was
dead. That was it."
Police defended the decision to
open 16-foot-wide steel gates outside
the stadium just as the match began.
The Development Group
r A r w A r
Includes Large 2-topping Pizza
& A Pitcher of Soft Drink
with Beer $9.99
extra items additional 'expire 52789 J
LASAGNA DINNER 1
Includes 2 Homemade Lasagna
& Toasted Garlic Bread
I with one trip Salad Bar $7.99 1 1
expires 52789 Jf
Carolina Pride's professionals
will create stunning trophies,
plaques and awards for
your Business, Organization
or sporting event.
E. Franklin St. 942 -
demand for chaim
Last-minute arrivals then poured into
a central standing-room-only section,
pressing those already inside against
the steel mesh fence.
The sturdy 10-foot-high fence,
angled in at the top to stop people
from scaling it, prevented them from
escaping over the top to the field.
Some were crushed to death. Others
suffocated or were trampled trying to
fight their way out of the crowd
before and after the barrier finally
South Yorkshire's chief constable,
Peter Wright, said a senior officer
decided to open the gates "to save
people's lives and to relieve the crush
Survivor Stephen Dooling, 34,
defended the action. "The police had
to open the door because the lads at
the front were screaming. They would
have died there at the turnstiles
instead of in the ground," he said
from his hospital bed.
Soviet magazine details
1960 launch explosion
From Associated Press reports
MOSCOW The Soviets lifted
the veil Sunday on the worst disaster
of their space program with a mag
azine article that blamed a 1960
launchpad explosion on the race to
catch up with the Americans.
The weekly Ogonyok said program
workers flouted safety rules in their
haste to develop the first Soviet
intercontinental ballistic missile, the
The magazine's article came as the
Soviet Union was reeling from
setbacks in its space program and
some citizens were calling for cut
backs in research funds.
The Tass news agency said Satur
day Soviet scientists had abandoned
efforts to re-establish contact with an
DKtAlirAo 1 DUtl i
Jj2 SE? $do99,i
II All You Can Eat
Sat. 8:30-11:30, Sun. 9:30-12:30 I
exaire 52789 ' -
1 Spaghetti Dinner 1 1
All You Can Eat
Includes Spaghetti with Tomato
Sauce & Toasted Garlic Bread
toppings 60 C each
limit inrexphet 52789
Outside the stadium, people lay
flowers and team scarves in memory
of the dead.
Many victims were teenagers and
children because young fans favor the
cheap standing-room-only section.
Pratt said 170 people were injured.
Seventy-one people were hospital
ized, many in extremely critical
It was the third major soccer
tragedy in four years involving
English teams, which have been
barred from European soccer com
petition since a May 1985 rampage
by Liverpool fans at Heysel stadium
in Brussels that killed 39 people.
Eighteen days earlier, 56 soccer
fans had died in a fire at Bradford
stadium in England.
Lawmakers, sports officials and
survivors demanded changes in
stadium designs and elimination of
anti-riot fences and standing-room
sections, known as terraces.
unmanned probe sent to Mars,
meaning they have lost touch with
both Phobos spacecraft launched at
a cost of $480 million.
It said the decision to discontinue
attempts to reach Phobos-2 was made
by a commission investigating why
contact was originally lost March 27.
Contact with the other Mars probe,
Phobos-1, was lost in September
because an erroneous command was
beamedVo the spacecraft from Earth.
Sunday's Ogonyok article said the
1960 accident incinerated victims on
the launchpad, including the director
of its rocket program.
Chief Artillery Marshal Mitrofan
I. Nedelin, a World War II veteran
serving as the first commander of the
newly created Soviet rocket forces,
was about 60 feet from the missile
when it exploded, the article said.
The magazine said "a significant
number" of people died in the
explosion and fireball at the secret
launch pad at Tura-Tam near the
Chinese Gourmet Dinner Buffet
eight main entrees
All the SHRIMP, BEEF, CHICKEN
& ORIENTAL VEGETABLES You Can Eat
PLUS Fried Rice, Egg Rolls & Dumplings
ALSO, LUNCH BUFFET$4.95
2.43 Eo ETirsiimEflnrm
IVJ WVW5S5MW 'WMW
X I -C -r
' I f 1 t
X J ;; " I
X y , ,
x I X
X I :' , I s
N t- c . ' .
N i '"):
I ' '? y&'' :' J
x I ' "',
iiMtfii-irinnrtfltMrfiflnvin ra-'' rT" - nn TriTrtTtTtmrrnrm rr"
X I rJ
. w 11 f
KA A A A A A A A A jKjKjK A. j sKjKjK aaaaaaaaaaaa
27 injured in
From Associated Press reports
Dutch soccer fans smashed
store windows, hurled bricks at
police and fought with rival
spectators Sunday, and 27 people
were injured and 24 arrested,
The violence came one day after
94 people were crushed to death
in a mad rush at a soccer match
in Sheffield, England.
Before Sunday's match between
Ajax of Amsterdam and the
Feyenoord team from Rotterdam,
the visiting fans went on a ram-,
page, smashing the interior of a
subway train and windows of
nearby shops, said police spokes
man Klaas Wilting.
Scuffles broke out before and
after the match, which began 15
minutes late because of the unrest.
Police wearing riot gear had to
make several baton charges on the
stands of the Olympic Stadium
and in surrounding streets in order
to keep the rival groups of fans
apart, he said.
Most of those arrested were
being held on suspicion of violent
behavior, including hurling bricks
at police, Wilting said.
Spanish ambassador killed
BEIRUT, Lebanon Spain's
ambassador to Lebanon and at
least 16 other people were killed
Sunday in fierce artillery
exchanges between Christians and
an alliance of Syrian and Moslem
gunners, police said.
Ambassador Pedro Manuel de
Aristegui, 61, died while undergo
ing surgery to remove shrapnel
fragments that hit his head when
an artillery shell blasted his villa
in the Christian suburb of Hadath
east of Beirut, police reported.
The envoy's Lebanese wife,
Jomana Awwad, was seriously
wounded and his 2-year-old son
Diego suffered unspecified injur
ies, police reported. Earlier reports
said Jomana Awwad was killed.
De Aristegui's 1 -year-old daugh-
t lnsT ill
witn coupon oniy
CALIF O RNIA
News in Brief
ter, Alexandra, escaped unhurt. .
AZT gets federal funding
WASHINGTON The fed
eral government is dipping into
research money and other
accounts for millions of dollars to ;
buy AZT for needy AIDS patients
because Congress reauthorized the
free drug program without appro
priating money to pay for it.
The program was to expire last
September but was extended
without an appropriation. Con-.'
gressional leaders subsequently
made clear they expected Health'
and Human Services officials to,'
tap other AIDS accounts as.
necessary to find the money.
Although the program is autho
rized at $15 million for the current
fiscal year, the company that,
makes the drug Burroughs
Wellcome is picking up $5;
million of the cost by making that
much of the drug available free. ;
The remaining $10 million had
to be found elsewhere in the HHS
Because the National Institutes
of Health receives almost half of.
HHS's total AIDS budget ,
about $607 million of the $1.3
billion budget the largest share
of the amount shifted to AZT
purchases is coming from NIH
Drugs to come under lease rules
Secretary Jack Kemp said Sunday
his department would make illegal .
drug use or sales a specific vio
lation of public housing leases as
a way to ease the eviction process
for local authorities.
Kemp announced the step as he ,
released a report describing
actions public housing authorities,
around the country were already
taking to solve drug-related
on Franklin Street above Sadlack's
v . : ;
v .-. X
v ' X
- -..J , X
' o. X
, i X
: Cm X
f ) x
"' " if
w LJ L x