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MP"' 2The Daily Tar HeelThursday, October 12, 1989 1 f m p' " World aed Nation 1 South-African leaders discuss future From Associated Press reports PRETORIA, South Africa Presi dent F.W. de Klerk told militant anti apartheid leaders Wednesday he was ready to negotiate on black voting rights, but they demanded more concessions before serious talks begin. The three-hour meeting with Angli can Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other church leaders came a day after de Klerk announced his decision to free eight longtime security prison ers, including seven leaders of the out lawed African National Congress. "I hope today's meeting will be looked on as a milestone on the positive road ahead," de Klerk said after the talks. But Tutu, the Rev. Allan Boesak, president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Rev. Frank Chikane, general secretary of the South African Council of Churches, said de Klerk declined to give clear-cut re sponses to their demands. "We made it clear we need results," House OKs some federally paid From Associated Press reports WASHINGTON The House agreed Wednesday to allow federally paid abortions for poor women who are victims of rape or incest, reversing nearly a decade of more restrictive votes and inviting a veto from President Bush. By a 216-206 vote, the House re jected the language it has kept in the law since 1981 and instead endorsed a more liberal provision already passed by the Senate. An effort by conserva East German Commmyoist Party officials fear pending From Associated Press reports BERLIN Hi-ii Communis: Pan, officials believe labor trouble is ahead in East Germany and have demaod a report on the "critical situation" trom Erich Honecker, the nation's 77-year-old leader, party sources said Wednes day. East Germany's chief ideologist, Kurt Hager, reversed himself and called for reform to curb growing unrest, but the Communist Party said strengthen ing communism is the only solution to the nation's problems. There have been conflicting signs recently as to whether the Honecker regime will yield to demands for more LG nag gmmj snftGflsr&flcDin) 7 AJ ifSf Chikane said. "Without results, we can't have negotiations." The clergymen demanded the lifting of the state of emergency, legalization of the African National Congress and other banned groups, the release of all detainees and political prisoners, the lifting of restrictions on political activ ity, and clemency for prisoners on Death Row. "If these things happen, we'll say to our people: Give them (the govern ment) a chance. They are serious," Tutu said. However, the clergymen said they would press on with calls for tougher economic sanctions against South Af rica unless de Klerk complied with their demands. De Klerk, who "became president in August, said the clergymen were reluc tant to trust his pledges to negotiate a new, just political system. "We are really no longer arguing about the fact that all South Africans must have a vote, that all South Afri tives to reverse the vote then failed, 212-207. Federal aid for abortions, available under Medicaid, is now limited to poor women whose lives have been endan gered by a pregnancy. Wednesday's vote came three months after a Supreme Court ruling giving states greater powers to restrict abortions. Lawmakers and activists who say women have a right to an abortion have argued that that ruling spurred democracy or cling to the orthodox i ten.; et ihou- sands of East Germans to leave the ' : c u.uiand tor a report, made by party members at a meeting Tuesday of the policy-making Politburo, suggests Honecker may face an internal chal lenge to his 18-year leadership. The sources disclosed it soon after the radio broadcast Hager's remarks. Party sources, speaking on condi tion of anonymity, said some members of the 1 63 -seat Central Committee were invited to the meeting of the Politburo, which has 21 members. The sources said the meeting continued late Wednes mftmy GGd If ft Do And only 19 - 1 tfl' yu u pump 941-PMP 106 W.Franklin St. (next to Pizza Hut) 493-0594 4711 Hope Valley Rd. (Woodcraft Shopping Ctr.) cans must become involved in all deci sions affecting their life," he said. "What we must now start talking about is how do we structure that." De Klerk opposes a one-man, one vote system and black majority rule. He has not specified what role he envi sions for blacks in the national govern ment. The president said his government planned to consult with a wide range of South African leaders as part of a step-by-step process to negotiate a new constitution. He declined to say when the eight prisoners would be released, but other government officials said it could be within days. Nelson Mandela, the African Na tional Congress best-known impris oned leader, is not among the eight, and de Klerk said his status was not dis cussed at Wednesday's meeting. Mandela is widely expected to be released within the next few months. The decision to release the eight supporters of their position to make their views known to their legislators. "The political momentum on this issue is so strong now that if President Bush vetoes this, he'd be making a big mistake," said Rep. Barbara Boxer, D Calif., who led the fight for the eased limitations. But Rep. Henry Hyde, R-Ill., who has led the anti-abortion fight in the House for years, said, "I couldn't char day. They said the complaining officii told Honecker "there are increasing sipns of coming strikes in the facto lies" ar.d "there is no time to waste." Honecker was told some workers already were refusing to work overtime and called on the government to ad dress the "increasingly pressing ques tions" of the nation's people, the sources reported. He was asked to re port by the end of the week, they said. Politburo member Egon Krenz was responsible for the restraint shown by security forces during Monday's pro democracy demonstrations in Leipzig, East Berlin and Dresden, the sources 26 calories per ounce prisoners unconditionally was widely praised overseas and in South Africa. The state-run radio, in a commen tary, acknowledged that the prisoners have a constituency among South Africa's black majority and need to be part of negotiations. "Where Walter S isulu, Oscar Mpetha and others are recognized by some communities in South Africa as their authentic leaders ... there is a need for them to be placed in a position where they can make a contribution to the debate on just how a future South Af rica should look," Radio South Africa said. Sisulu is the most prominent of the eight prisoners. He is a close friend of Mandela and was a major African National Congress leader before the organization was banned in 1960. Mpetha, 80, is the oldest political prisoner in the country. He was seen Wednesday at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, where he has spent most of his five-year prison term. abortions acterize it any other way than as a defeat for the unborn. I was surprised, upset and disappointed." The provision adopted by the House would allow Medicaid payments for abortions when the mother's life is in jeopardy or when the pregnancy re sulted from rape or incest. Since 1981 and as recently as Aug. 2 the House has voted for language limiting federal aid to abortions only in cases in which the woman's life was in danger. said. Krenz often is mentioned as a - cccs r to Honecker. Late Wednesday, the official news agency ADN said Honecker had post poned a visit to Denmark scheduled for Oct. 25-26. No reason was given. Hager, one of the hierarchy's most influential figures, recommended a greater role for the people in solving national problems, a more open society and reform of the state-controlled news media. He did not suggest specific ac tions. Hager, also 77, made the recommen dations in an interview Saturday with the Soviet weekly newspaper Moscow News while street protests were under "You. can fight Jr , lllillilii - SHiililw 'iMSiftip 'Jltt'5tn)i' 'WflJMPis STARTS FRIDAY CARMIKE'S Latin American presidents consider role of Panama From Associated Press reports ICA, Peru Seven Latin Ameri can presidents convened in this des ert city Wednesday to discuss the proposed expulsion of Panama from their Group of Eight and support of the Andean nations' struggle with drug traffickers. Panama's membership was sus pended in 1988 after Gen. Manuel Noriega arranged the dismissal of President Eric Delvalle, who had tried to fire Noriega as military com manded Peru and Venezuela are among the members pushing for Panama's expulsion. "We cannot permit a country like Panama that scoffs at and ridicules the democratic system to continue with us,' ' said Guillermo Larco Cox, Peru's foreign minister. Diplomatic sources said Mexico and some others felt expulsion would amount to interference in the internal affairs of another country. Search for crash clues grows ALTA, Iowa The discovery of a key engine part from a jumbo jet that crashed in July intensified the search of Iowa cornfields for other pieces to the puzzle of what caused the DC-10's rear engine to fly apart, officials said Wednesday. "We don't know yet whether this is the golden nugget we're looking for," said Jim Burnett, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. "But we're glad we found it." way and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev was visiting East Germany. State radio read his comments Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the party newspaper Neues Deutschland vigor ously defended the country's commu nist system. "Our task in the immediate future is to come up with a clear concept for the development of necessary changes," said Hager, who has been known as a hard-liner opposed to the Gorbachev style reforms in Eastern Europe. "That will require, above all, the active involvement of the people in solving important problems and a new policy of public information. A freer the Gods and still have a good time." Ink (he Viking JO AD .. i . nt -ri .nzzj n m v. fx. I HI I News in Brief Officials of General Electric Co., which made the engine in 1972, said the discovery of the fan disk of the crippled DC-10 that crashed July 19 while trying to land at the Sioux City airport is important to the investiga tion into what happened to United Flight 232. Governor threatens to close plant WASHINGTON The Bush administration pressed governors of seven states Wednesday to help avert a possible forced shutdown of the Rocky Flats nuclear arms plant by agreeing to temporarily store part of its radioactive waste next year. Most of the seven Idaho, Colo rado, New Mexico, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washing ton had indicated earlier this week they would not accept any of the waste, which contains plutonium that remains radioactive for 240,000 years. The administration says closing Rocky Flats would amount to unilat eral nuclear disarmament since it is the sole maker of plutonium triggers for warheads. Colorado Gov. Roy Romer has vowed to shut down Rocky Flats, which is situated 16 miles from Denver, if waste stored in plant build ings exceeds 1 ,600 cubic yards. The Energy Department estimates that limit will be topped by March 1 . labor woes and broader discussion is developing in the press." Virtually all news media are under strict official control. Referring to the mass exodus, mostly of skilled young people, Hager said, "All of the obstacles have to be cleared away that have apparently prevented our youth from developing their full potential." He said the government should re-1 spond to the "needs and mood" of the people. During his two-day visit last week for East Germany's 40th anniversary, Gorbachev urged Honecker to make democratic reforms. RAM THEATRE N I y i -I if

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