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~:. ··~' EIGHTEEN/The P-ress/Friday, September 19, 1986 .. ~- .. . . ·,·. . ' .Aiilerita mar· IJ,e fetceG:,: ·:10 ~tqtttiate By M~ttAMMtbSA.LAM ministrator.:of the \~~ric~~ agency \in Moslem west \cok~esslQ.ilS·in the Daniloff Associated Press Writer University. Hospital whe~ he Beirut. The packet also con- · case:f .wh'icl:l ~provoked many was kidnapped last year. tained a Polaroid q~u~·~-:tid~¥·· marks in · the released in custody' of the U.S. Embassy on Friday after 13 days in prison. BEIRUT, LebaQ.on _(AP) - Islamic Jihad urged the United States on Tuesday to negotiate for the release of three American hostages in Lebanon as it dil;i with the Soviet Union for. American newsman Nicholas Daniloff. The Shiite .Moslem group also released a letter b~ng the name of hos;age David Jacobsen, which made a similar plea and warned that the kidnappers might kill captives. , White House spokesman Larry Speakes said in Washington that administra- tion officials believe Jacobsen apparently wrote the letter but ~'there is good reason to question whether it was freely written and represents anything mote than the views of Mr. Jacobsen's captors.\ The three-page letter was written in poor aiJd often broken English, raising dou.bts that its original author was the 55-year-old Jacobsen, who was the ad- Misspellings in the letter photograph· of JacQq,sew~iil-. hos.ta~es'. mind~{'' . included the name· of the . pajamas, almost icjeu.ti~al to t'l\e · .th,r.ee... captives were Oennadiy Zakharov, a Soviet U.N. etnployee seized as a spy in New. York Aug. 23, simultaneouSly was plac- ed in custody of the Soviet Consulate pending trial. Rev. Lawrence Martin Jen- one of him release,<!\ with an ·\c(l)mpa:ririg'::\:vhat the (U.S.) co, a hostage who was freed Islamic Jihad 'statement in gowernment did in the in July after being held with Beirut lasfweek. . • . . ..J)~miJoff' case with what it is Jacobsen and the others. \Why was Reagan in- dolng'.for them,\ the state-· Jacobsen is one . of six terested minute by minute · ment said~ · ln Huntington Beach, Calif., Jacobsen•s· son Eric said the Jacobsen letter, as read to him over the telephone, seemed to reflect his father's views. • I 'Islamic Jihad urged the United States on Tuesday to ·negotiate for the release of three American hostages in Lebanon. . . ' Americans now missiong in Lebanon. Islamic Jibad says it holds three American hostages and killed a fourth. It is uncertain .,who carried out · the kidnappings last week of two other Americans, Islamic Jihad's latest com- munication and the hand- written letter were in a packet left outside a Western news ·. with spy journalist Daneloff but he is not interested one minute in our story?\ asked the letter said to have been handwritten by Jacobsen. Daniloff's name was misspelled. In a separate, typewritten, Arabic-language statement, Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Ho- ly War, said the Reagan ad- ministration, had made ... _ ~ ,.•i. ''\'Are not we Americans?\ ask-ed the letter whicli 'bore Jac()bsen's n3me. Islamic Jiha,d, which esp()uses the Shiite fun- . darmentalism of Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho- meini, has demanded that 17 comrades jailed in Kuwait for bombing the U.S. and French embassies.in 1983 be freed in return for the hostages. Kuwait refuses .. The latest Islamic Jihad statte.ment called on Arn·ericans to · pressure the Rea.gan administration into altering its stand ·of refusing negvtiations, and so ''put a hap])y ending to the (ordeal of t:he) hostages.\ D•aniloff, Moscow cor- resp•ondent of U.S. News & Wodd.Report magazine, was The letter said Jacobsen and fellow captives Terry A. Anderson and Thomas Sutherland \feel homesick\ after their long captivity. ''Our bodies· are sick and our psychological state is bad,\ the letter went on. \We also fear the possible ending of our story.\ The letter appealed to three former hostages- Jen- co, the Rev. Benjamin Weir and Jeremy Levin - and to Anderson's sister, Peggy Say of Batavia, N.Y., to \con- tinue your efforts because you are our only hope and you know our suffering very much.\ . Relay honors peace NEW YORK (AP) - A team of runners set off from the United Nations Tuesday at the start of a six-continent, 45-nation torch relay to celebrate peace and raise money for UNICEF. A. two-hour ceremony with athletes and entertainers par- ticipating marked the start of what is being called the First' Earttll Run. The torch was lit with flame from an Indian fire ritual, per- formed at dawn by representatives of the Iroquis Con- felleracy and the Piscataway and· Hopi nations. :~~ ~ lJ.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar bandecf't!iJ'\_ torc:h to Bruce Jenner p the former Olympic decathalon c'fialtl- pion. Jenner passed it to a brother and sister, who turned it over to- the first member of the· team carrying the flame on its' • non-stop 32-hour run from New York to Boston. In Boston, the flame will be put aboard a plane to Europe. The run will consist principally of 1 0-kilometer relays in each of 65 major cities around the world. S10me of the stops include Moscow, Paris, Athens, Jert1salem, Nairobi, Bombay, Beijing, Tokyo, Jakarta, Rio de .IIaneiro and Los Angeles. The torch returns to New York on IDee. J 1, the 40th· anniversary of UNICEF. A symbolic torch already has been carried to the top of Mt. Everest. · iihe relay will also include unusual legs: the torch will be carr:ied by· h<>t-air balloon in England, will follow the Great Wa[l in China, and will be taken to the birthplace of Buddha by tl!e king of Nepal. Jm Moscow, the arrival of the torch will coincide with an in- tern:ational cultural peace festival featuring the work of film · mak::ers, painters, dancers, photographers, writers and musi- cian:S. Each city will hold its own style of celebration, but in addi- tion to the relay ~ch will also hold a candle· lighting ceremony. ·.Fire kills miners ~ '• . ' ' .By LAURINDA KEYS Associated Press Writer ~BY ANDER.. South Africa (AP) - A fire s~ked by a. weJ.ding accident sent poisonous fumes billowing through a gold mine shaft one mile underground, killing 176 miners and i11juring 235, a mine employee said Wednesday . . J».a:trick Njokwane, steward at the Kinross Mine's No. 2 shaft 62 east of Johannesburg, said eight miners remained mis;sing ·more than 24 hours afte-r the fire broke out Tuesday m(]ning. Officials said there W~'little chance they survived. Mjokwane sai 'm.or~.bodie. ,. ·r~::~rought up from t~emine at ~ a.m. tod\- . ,1ng tb.e e ... :·toll, from the 170 g1ven by offiicials aJ an:·:eail¥Jmornirrg~n~wi·cofiference at the site. · , r .. Jte~Nat{~~~··.V'hion of M~rt~wark~~, which claims as m~rnbers a~t3uf:fj~J.·f.4h~.~?ld-mi,Q!~g:m\f.~$try_:.~ 4:$0,000 black w()rkers, saJ~.Jilete than 'ISO mmers bad::been killed. , T'~e fasualtyJoll ~~§:,!h~:.:~~hest r~poded ,Ura~old; nii~!!c­ cldent m South t\fnca stn¢~~-J)~ prectous me~al was dlScov(:red in the J ohannesbutg. area 100·Y'4ars ago, and .the second worst miru~ng disaster in tht:'fiation's hist6ry. ·. :~ _Jacobus Olivier, manager of yeneral Mining Union Co)i~ .• sa:~ll at l~ast 165 of the dead miners were black and five were wllllte. . · . · , · · •1{ )-~· <g ~ ~- 'I .-:~tl9.~t .. of; !P~ underg~ound labo~ Iorce in. South African , .. , mi~~s~~~ ~~~k\l!len. w~~ Ji~e as :l}ligr1lnts in· single~se~·lriine . bGttel~.t., .. ; e theJr .fa~mbes. remam m black homelands or . · · •n!!i~hboring·co,untries·, s:ometlmes .. ;htindreds· o.r:.tnilesi away: . ~ . :- ' . . ' \\ .; .. ~ . '

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