2The Daily Tar HeelTuesday, November 22, 1988
World and Nation
From Associated Press reports
POINT CLEAR, Ala.
President-elect George Bush's cam
paign manager, setting "black out
reach" as a top goal for the Repub
lican Party's future, said Monday the
GOP has formed a political base that
could hold the White House for
Lee Atwater, tapped to be the new
Republican National Committee
chairman, told the nation's GOP
governors that in the last three
presidential races the party has laid
claim to enough key states that it
"could and should win the presidency
right on through the next century."
Atwater spoke to the annual
National Republican Governors
Conference along with Bush's chief
of staff-designate, New Hampshire
Gov. John Sununu. The agenda also
included two newly named Bush
Cabinet figures, Attorney General
From Associated Press reports
JERUSALEM Dozens of
Israeli soldiers smashed doors and
windows and overturned cars in a
Palestinian refugee camp after their
bus was pelted by stones, Arab
witnesses and state-run television said
An army spokesman said the
incident, which occurred Sunday
night at the Kalandia camp north of
Jerusalem, was being investigated.
"Apparently reserve soldiers were
involved," said the army official, who
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Dick Thornburgh and Education
Secretary Lauro Cavazos.
The president-elect speaks Tuesday
to the conference, which is being held
at the Grand Hotel resort on Mobile
Sununu said the initial Cabinet
announcements have begun forming
the administration's economic team.
He said the next announcements
probably will be after Thanksgiving
with "the focus shifting to the defense
Atwater, reviewing the 1988 cam
paign and looking to GOP hopes for
coming election years, said the party
has "an opportunity in the black
community," which has been solidly
Democratic. In the conference hall
Monday, there were only a couple of
blacks in the crowd of perhaps 400.
"Black outreach is a top priority,"
Atwater said, along with "Hispanic
to pirobe refugee camp violence
cannot be identified under military
rules. "If the reports are true, the
soldiers will be brought to court."
Reserve units have been activated
to support the regular army in trying
to contain the 11 -month-old Pales
tinian uprising against the 21 -year
Israeli occupation of the West Bank
and Gaza Strip.
Six Palestinian teenagers suffered
gunshot wounds Monday in clashes
with Israeli troops in Gaza, Arab
hospital officials said.
In Gaza's Jabaliya refugee camp,
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As for his own role, which has been
viewed by Democratic critics as
lowering the level of the presidential
campaign, Atwater said: "I'm not
going to try to be a national celebrity."
Atwater drew laughter from the
Republican crowd when he referred
to Bush's Democratic foe, Massachu
setts Gov. Michael Dukakis. "I'm not
going to say anything bad about them
at this point. I can't think of anything
bad about them that I didn't say in
the campaign," he said.
Atwater's predecessor on the
national GOP committee, Frank
Fahrenkopf, said the Democrats
problem in 1988 was "the wrong,
message with the wrong messenger."
"A tremendous political realign
ment has already taken "place," he
said. "We have parity on the battle
New York Rep. Jack Kemp, while
contending that new taxes are not
two Palestinian children, a teenager
and a 55-year-old woman were
treated for injuries from rubber
bullets fired to break up demonstra
tions, the doctors said. They insisted
The army spokesman's office con
firmed two woundings, both in the
Shati camp in Gaza City, and said
it was checking the other reports.
The incident at the Kalandia camp
began at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday
when the bus carrying the soldiers was
reportedly hit by stones. The soldiers
made a circuit through the camp,
smashing house and car windows,
before returning to their bus and
leaving, witnesses said.
One camp resident, shown on
television next to an overturned car,
said the soldiers came without
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needed to deal with budget deficits,
also defended the Bush strategy in the
New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, he
said, described it as a "dirty campaign
. . . Mario Cuomo's definition of
dirty is when our party struck back
at one of the lowest campaigns that
has ever been run against a man in
my political memory."
Kemp, discussing the "Republican
revolution," said the party's advances
have set the stage for what may be
"the most exciting 10 years" of this
Taking part in the conference
sessions Monday were 20 of the
nation's 23 Republican governors,
along with two governors-elect.
Before the conference, most of the
Republican governors made clear
they support Bush on major domestic
issues, including his pledge against
"I looked out of the window and
saw more than 25 or 30 army people,"
he said. "First they overturned this
car. Then they damaged my car,
which is parked here every day."
He added: "I didnt do anything.
I'm an honorable man."
Witnesses said at least four cars
The witnesses said the soldiers also
broke down the gates to yards and
the doors to homes and smashed
windows with their rifle butts.
Rulf Van Uye, spokesman for the
U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said
"well over 20 houses" were reported
by camp residents to be damaged.
The organization supervises aid to the
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Garcia, 2 others indicted
in Wedtech Corp. scandal
From Associated Press reports
NEW YORK Rep. Robert
Garcia on Monday became the
latest public official named in the
Wedtech corruption scandal when
he, his wife and a lawyer were
indicted on bribery, extortion and
Garcia, 55, and his wife, Jane
Lee Garcia, 48, were accused of
extorting $76,000 in payments
from Wedtech Corp.,' as well as
a $20,000 interest-free loan from
one-time Wedtech Vice Chairman
In addition, the Garcias were
accused of taking $77,500 and a
diamond and emerald necklace
from Wedtech founder John
Mariotta and his wife, Jennie, in
Wedtech, now out of business,
was a tiny South Bronx machine
shop that grew into a multimillion-dollar-a-year
through a Small Business Admin
istration program that allowed
minority-owned firms to obtain
government contracts without
Chicago mayoral election set
SPRINGFIELD, 111. The
Illinois Supreme Court set the
stage Monday for Chicago's third
mayoral free-for-all in six years,
ruling that voters must decide who
serves the last two years of the late
Mayor Harold Washington's
Siding with city officials who
scheduled a Feb. 28 primary and
an April 4 general election next
year, rather than waiting until
1 99 1 , the court said Mayor Eugene
Sawyer's appointment by the City
Council after Washington's death
does not extend through 1991,
when Washington's term ends.
Washington died of a heart
attack on Nov. 25, 1987, less than
eight months after, winning a
LaRouche trial begins
ALEXANDRIA, Va. The
mail fraud and conspiracy trial of
political maverick Lyndon H.
LaRouche Jr. and six supporters
opened Monday with a federal
prosecutor teljjng jurors that,.the
defendants conspired to raise more
News in Brief
than $30 million in loans that they
never planned to pay back. .
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kent;
Robinson, in his opening state- '
ment, said "we are not here toj
judge" the politics of the three- j
time presidential candidate and his j
"This case is about money,"
Robinson told the jury of eight
women and four men. "It is about
their fund-raising practices."
Defense attorneys countered;
that LaRouche and the co-'
defendants had no intention of
defrauding those who loaned them !
more than $30 million but only'.
received about $3 million in'
LaRouche was indicted in'
October on 13 counts of mail;
fraud, conspiracy to commit mail
fraud and conspiracy to defraud '
the Internal Revenue Service.
Conviction on all counts could;
carry a prison term of 65 years:
and fines of $3.25 million. ;
Six of his associates face lesser ;
sentences if convicted of the mail ;
fraud and conspiracy charges.
Greek shipping heiress dies
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina;
Christina Onassis died of acute '
pulmonary edema, or accumula
tion of fluid in her lungs, a judg
said Monday. Investigator!
reportedly were focusing ohv
whether the Greek heiress died
from an overdose of barbiturates.'51
Judge Juan Carlos Cardinali;
said the cause of death wasw.
included in a partial report he;
received from forensic experts who1
performed the autopsy oh Miss
Onassis following her death Sat
urday, apparently of a heart;
Heart attacks can cause the!
accumulation of fluid in the lungs
or pulmonary edema.
Medical examiners reportedly
were looking into various possible;
causes of death. Family members
and friends repeatedly have ruled,
out suicide. . '"' !",