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2The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, October 31, 1989
; World amid Nation
Presndeolts to ooid summit
From Associated Press reports
WASHINGTON President Bush
announced Tuesday he will hold a ship
board summit in the Mediterranean with
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev
Dec. 2 and 3 "to put up our feet and
talk" informally prior to a full-blown
superpower meeting next year.
. Bush described the weekend meet
ing as an open-ended discussion with
no fixed agenda. He said neither he nor
Gorbachev "anticipate that substantial
decisions or agreements will emerge'
on arms control or other matters.
The talks will take place on U.S. and
Soviet naval ships on alternate days.
The precise location was not announced,
but a site off Italy appeared likely since
Gorbachev is to visit there from Nov.
29 to Dec. 1.
Bush acknowledged he originally had
opposed the concept of a get-acquainted
Nflxoim, Deng discuss
From Associated Press reports
BEIJING Richard Nixon told
Deng Xiaoping on Tuesday some Chi
nese leaders had lost respect in the
United States, and Deng accusedWash
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cratic movement that China's army
crushed in June.
China's 85-year-old senior leader
told the former president that "China
has not done one single thing harmful
to the United States" in the past dec
ade, according to Xinhua, the official
Chinese news agency.
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session, favoring instead a well-planned
meeting with assurances of concrete
However, he decided that with dra
matic democratic changes sweeping
across Eastern Europe, the leaders of
the two superpowers "should deepen
their understanding" of each other.
"I don't want to have two gigantic
ships pass in the night because of failed
communication," Bush said. "I just
didn't want to, in this time of dynamic
change, miss something something
that I might get better firsthand from
The president said he expected "a lot
of discussion" about Eastern Europe.
Bush's announcement drew biparti
san applause on Capitol Hill, although
Senate Democratic Leader George
Mitchell said he was not about to re
scind his criticism that the president's
attended the meeting between Deng
and the American leader who opened
the door to China in 1972 characterized
their conversation as a "a very tough,
Nixon also met with Communist
Party chief Jiang Zemin on Tuesday
about the "tragedy" of the military
crackdown on student-led dissent, the
American informant said.
Nixon told Deng he had observed
relations closely for 17 years and "there
has never been a more difficult crisis
than at the present time."
He said it was important to discuss
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Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., the
GOP's deputy leader, said, "That kind
of stuff about being too timid or too
cautious bounces off George Bush like
a .22-r ifle bullet off a tank. ' '
The summit was jointly announced
in Washington and in Moscow, where
Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard
Shevardnadze said the talks between
the two leaders were "aimed at allow
ing them to know each other better"
and would "contribute to broadening
the changes taking place in the Soviet
Much of the planning appeared still
to be done. White House chief of staff
John Sununu, asked what country Bush
would use as the staging area for the
talks, said, "We don't know yet."
differences and "repair the damage that
has been done to the respect in the
United States among China's friends
for some of China's leaders."
He did not identify those leaders.
Deng, Premier Li Peng and President
Yang Shangkun have been singled out
for ordering the June attack on pro
democracy demonstrators in which
hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people
According to Xinhua, Deng said the
United States "was involved too deeply
in the turmoil and counterrevolution
ary rebellion," the government's terms
for the democracy movement.
"China was the real victim and it is
unjust to reprove China for it,' ' he said.
Cease-fire between Sandinistas, Contras expires
From Associated Press reports
MANAGUA, Nicaragua Presi
dent Daniel Ortega disrupted a summit
last week by threatening to end a truce
with the U.S.-backed Contras, but a
rebel leader said Tuesday the Sandinis
tas already were breaking the cease
fire. The leftist Sandinista government
and Contra leaders agreed to a truce in
March 1988, and Nicaragua has ex
tended it on a monthly basis since, but
low-level fighting has continued. The
latest extension expired Tuesday.
On Friday, Ortega told a meeting of
17 Western hemisphere leaders in San
Jose, Costa Rica, he would end the
truce. The heads of state, including
President Bush, had assembled to honor
the 100th anniversary of Costa Rican
Ortega said his decision was
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However, sources suggested that
Naples, Italy, a major seaport, was the
most likely area.
The sources, insisting on anonym
ity, also said the most likely U.S. ship
for the talks was the cruiser Belknap,
the 547-foot long, missile-armed flag
ship of the Sixth Fleet, based in the
Mediterranean. There was speculation
Bush would make the ship his head
quarters and spend the night there.
Officials said they did not know if
first ladies Barbara Bush and Raisa
Gorbachev would accompany their
husbands. Bush said he decided to meet
on a ship so "we can do it without too
much fanfare ... where there's a rela
tively few number of people, not a lot of
crush of bodies out there and a chance
to put our feet up and talk ... I think it's
easy logistically for both sides."
Deng and Nixon, who was on the
fourth day of a private visit, agreed that
ideological differences should be over
come and relations improved on the
basis of common strategic interests.
"I'm very much in favor of your
view regarding state-to-state relations,' '
Deng said to Nixon as they met at the
Great Hall of the People. "You should
focus on the strategic interests of a
country and you should not talk about
historical roots or differences in ideol
ogy or the strength of a country."
Nixon has urged the governments to
bury their differences over the crushing
of dissent and mend their frayed rela
tions. prompted by increasing Contra attacks
in the past three weeks and a rebel
ambush earlier in the week that killed
18 people. Many Contra fighters have
moved to Nicaragua from camps in
neighboring Honduras in the three
months since a Central American peace
agreement was signed Aug. 7.
Reaction in San Jose was so negative
that Ortega backed off and said there
were ways the truce could be extended.
He left the meeting abruptly Saturday.
After Ortega's announcement, Bush
called him "a little man" and an
"unwanted animal at a garden party."
Contra leader Enrique Bermudez said
Tuesday the Nicaraguan army already
had broken the truce.
"The Sandinistas have been waging
a silent war against our forces,' ' he said
in an interview in Tegucigalpa, capital
of Honduras. "Now they are trying to
make that war public because they are
facing defeat in the Feb. 25 presidential
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East Germany's New Forum
may be legally recognized
From Associated Press reports
BERLIN Communist authori
ties are considering legalizing the
New Forum opposition group, East
Germany's state-run media reported
Meanwhile East German leader
Egon Krenz went to Moscow to meet
the architect of East bloc reforms,
Also on Tuesday, the ruling Polit
buro held its weekly meeting, and the
official ADN news agency indicated
more leadership changes could be in
The main evening news program
"Aktuelle Kamera" and ADN said
the Interior Ministry was studying an
appeal of the ban on New Forum.
In September, the Interior Minis
try turned down the group's applica
tion for registration, describing it as
an anti-state organization, and or
dered its members to cease all activ
ity. But the group has been tolerated
in recent weeks and its members have
taken part in recent dialogues with
Sales of new homes plunge
WASHINGTON New home
sales took their steepest dive in nearly
eight years last month while the
government's chief economic fore
casting gauge registered only a small
increase, the government reported
Analysts said they anticipate slug
gish growth ahead, but few said they
see danger signals of a recession in
the near future. Despite the sharp
decline in home sales, economists
The Contras say they do not initiate
attacks and act only in self-defense.
Barricada, the Sandinista party
newspaper, quoted military leaders in
north central Matagalpa province Tues
day as saying soldiers were ready "to
respond to the latest terrorist expres
sions" of the Contras, estimated to
number 1,200 in that area.
It quoted Deputy Commander
Orlando Talavera, regional security
chief, as saying 18 Contras had been
killed in the area since Friday. A state
ment from Ortega's office Tuesday said
Contras had attacked San Miguelito, a
town 198 miles southeast of Managua
on Lake Nicaragua, killing four civil
ians. In San Jose on Friday, Presidents
Oscar Arias of Costa Rica and Carlos
Andres Perez of Venezuela reminded
Ortega that the peace plan signed by
five Central American presidents Aug.
7 provided mechanisms for resolving
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forecast improvement in that indus
try as mortgage rates decline.
The Commerce Department's
Index of Leading Indicators, de
signed to foretell economic activity
six to nine months in advance, inched
up 0.2 percent in September.
At the same time, the department
reported new home sales dropped 14
percent, the sharpest decrease since
a 19 percent decline in January 1982
during the last recession.
Several Navy accidents reported
NORFOLK, Va. A wave struck
a freight elevator on an aircraft car
rier as sailors moved missiles from
one deck to another early Tuesday,
sweeping three men and 38 missiles
into the Atlantic Ocean, the Navy
said. Two sailors were rescued.
In the Pacific Ocean, another sailor
was missing after being swept off a
Navy carrier into rough seas Mon
day night, a Navy spokesman said
Navy planes and ships searched
through the day for the two sailors
from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
in the Atlantic and the USS Carl
Vinson in the Pacific.
The accidents aboard the Vinson
620 miles north of Wake Island and
on the Eisenhower 90 miles south
east of Cape Hatteras were the third
and fourth accidents on Navy ships
in three days.
Provisions of the plan include dis
banding the Contras by early Decem
ber in return for Ortega's pledge that
the Nicaraguan elections Feb. 25 will
be free and fair.
Congress allows only non-lethal aid
to the Contras, but Bush said Tuesday
he might seek renewed military aid if
the civil war resumed.
"I would re-evaluate this situation in
a minute if the cease-fire is broken," he
told a news conference in Washington.
Both the United States and Contra
leaders want to keep the rebels intact as
a fighting force to make sure Ortega
keeps his promise about the elections.
Congress suspended military aid to the
Contras in February 1988.
On Monday, Secretary of State James
Baker said threats by Ortega to suspend
the truce might be a prelude to cancel
lation of the elections for a president
and national legislature. In an inter
view the same day with NBC News,
Ortega said: "The elections are taking
place in Nicaragua, period. With Con
tra or without Contra they are going to
take place, definitely. With war or no
war, that is, elections are taking place.'
His government says more than 70Q
people have been killed and more than
1,000 wounded in rebel attacks since
the truce was agreed upon in March
For the Record
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Monday's story, "BOG divided oi ;
Spangler." He is a former chairman of j
the BOG. The Daily Tar Heel regrets;