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Israel will leave west Beirut
By The Associated Press
Israel said yesterday its troops will be out of
west Beirut by Wednesday, but did not say when
it would comply with President Reagan's de
mand for a withdrawal from both west and east
Beirut before U.S. Marines enter the Lebanese
The announcement by the military command
in Tel Aviv pointedly stated that the withdrawal
from west Beirut and the international airport
was being coordinated with the Lebanese army
and involved no other parties. It marked the first
time Israel's army set a date for leaving Moslem
west Beirut, which it entered Sept. 15.
Israel's Foreign Ministry said yesterday the
withdrawal from all of Beirut would take some
what longer, without giving any date. East Beirut
is predominantly Christian and is controlled by
Israeli-backed militiamen of the Phalange Party.
An estimated 800 U.S. Marines had been sched
uled to land in Beirut yesterday to join French
and Italian troops in an effort to help the Leb
anese government reassert its authority.
But U.S. presidential envoy Philip C. Habib
was said to have told Israeli officials the Marines
will stay offshore until all Israeli forces left
Beirut. Italy and France also said their troops,
though ashore, are not deployed.
In Washington, Defense Secretary Caspar
Weinberger said the landing of the Marines
depended on Israel's withdrawal from "the en
tire city," not just west Beirut and the airport.
Weinberger said the United States hoped the
Marines "can go in, probably with some luck,
Scandy, a 1,200.1 b. polar bear, looks out from behind bars in New York City's Central Park Zoo yesterday
after killing a visitor who climbed into the bear's cage overnight.
Polar bear kills curious visitor
By RICK HAMPSON
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK When Central
Park zookeepers stopped the man
from climbing into a lion cage and
the elephant yard all he said was,
"You have to get close to the ani
mals." They found his body yester
day morning in the polar bear
"The bear . was toying with his
body, flipping it into the water, out
of the water," Officer Fred Elwick,
a police spokesman, said.
An autopsy yesterday indicated
the man was killed by the 1,200-
pound bear, not by a fall from the
cage's spiked 12-foot fence, accord
ing to Dr. Elliot Gross, the medical
Gross said the death resulted
from multiple injuries, including
extensive head cuts, hemorrhages
in neck muscles and puncture
wounds on the chest and arms. ,
The unidentified victim was de
scribed as around 30 years old, with
(tomorrow) or Wednesday."
About 670 Italian marines and paratroopers
landed in the Beirut port yesterday. Italian
Ambassador Franco Lucioli Ottieri said they
would not be deployed in west Beirut until the
Israelis are out.
Ottieri said the Italians would establish bar
racks at a school in Baabda, five miles east of
Beirut, and in other nearby schools.
A contingent of 330 French paratroopers ar
rived in Beirut on Saturday, joining 350 French
men who. had landed Friday. French
Ambassador Paul Marc Henry said the troops
will stay at the ambassador's residence, the
nearby French Cultural Center and the port.
Sixty French troops yesterday moved into an
area near the Sabra and Chatilla camps where
hundreds of Palestinian and Lebanese refugees
were massacred by Christian militias Sept. 16-18.
Maj. Jean-Claude Villevielle, a spokesman for
the French forces, said the troops are mostly
engineers "on a humanitarian mission" to sweep
for mines while the digging continues fol. bodies
of more massacre victims.
"There is absolutely no deployment," he said
The Israelis went in to the former PLO strong
hold Sept. 15, saying the military drive was
necessary to prevent Christian-Moslem blood
shed after the assassination of then President
elect Bashir Gemayel, a Christian. After the
Palestinian refugee camp massacre by Christian
Phalangists, Lebanon asked the United States,
Italy and France to redeploy the multinational
peacekeeping force that oversaw the Palestine
Liberation Organization guerrilla evacuation last
a muscular build, wearing blue
jeans and a shirt.
"He didn't look like a real der
elict. He was by no means out of
shape," Sgt. James Napolitano of
the Central Park precinct said.
Zoo employees had escorted the
man out of the zoo twice on Satur
day —, first after he climbed over a
3-foot fence and• had to be stopped
from walking through the wide bars
of the elephant yard, and later
when he tried to climb the 6-foot
fence around the lion cage.
"He wouldn't answer, he just
stared at me," John Adornetto, zoo
supervisor, said. "All he said was,
`You have to get close to the ani
The man was last seen alive
around 2 a.m., when watchmen
found him standing near the lion
cage.and ordered him outside the
zoo compound's locked 12-foot
Adornetto said the man apparent
ly gained entry ' again later by
climbing three barriers: the com-
pound fence, the 6-foot fence
around the cage and the 12-foot
cage bars that are spiked and
curved at the top.
The white bear, named Scandy
after his native Scandanavia,
stands about 11 feet. The 9-year-old
animal had no record of particular
ly aggressive behavior since com
ing to the zoo in 1976, officials said.
When Napolitano arrived at the
scene shortly after 7 a.m., the bear
had been moved into a spare cage
"He was very calm. He wasn't
growling or anything," he said.
Although the victim had several
wounds, including a head puncture,
"there wasn't a lot of blood. He
hadn't been mauled," Adornetto
But Elwick said the bear had
moved the man's body about the
600-square-foot cage, and dipped it
into the cage's pool.
Adornetto said it was the zoo's
first human fatality ever.
Lebanese President Amin Gemayel, brother of
the assassinated Bashir Gemayel, met yesterday
with Habib's assistant Morris Draper, Ottieri and
Henry, to discuss deployment plans of the multi
national force, Lebanon's state radio reported.
Gemayel has taken personal command of the
3,100-man Lebanese army.
The Israeli command said the decision to
withdraw from west Beirut and the airport south
of the capital followed an agreement with the
Lebanese army, which it said will take responsi
bility for the evacuated areas.
In Israel, Defense Ministry spokesman Uri Dan
said after a meeting of Habib and Defense
Minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday that reports
from White House sources saying Habib had
given an ultimatum were "groundless."
The military command announcement was
made a few hours before Israel radio and tele
vision went off the air and public and private
businesses shut down 'for the holiest day on the
Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur,• which began at
Prime Minister Menachem Begin scheduled a
Cabinet meeting for tomorrow, and Israel Radio
predicted he would have to give in to pressure for
a full-scale inquiry into Israel's role in the Chatil
la and Sabra massacre. The radio said five of the
20 members of Begin's Cabinet have decided that
the government's •proposal of ' a more limited
inquiry was not good enough.
Lebanese chief prosecutor Camille Geagea
said 597 bodies had been found at the camps.
By BARRY SCHWEID
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON The Reagan
administration, contending that So
viet "mischief-making" is continu
ing in Poland; - Afghanistan and
elsewhere, has all but written off a
summit meeting with Soviet Presi
dent Leonid I. Brezhnev in the near
Earlier this year, U.S. and Soviet
leaders expressed their interest in
a summit. President Reagan in
vited Brezhnev to meet with him in'
New York in June, and the Soviet
leader` responded with a call for a
summit in Europe in October.
. . . as Brezhnev appeals for detente with China
MOSCOW (AP) President Leo
nid I. Brezhnev, extending a new
olive branch to Chinese leaders,
said yesterday that the Soviet
Union "would deem it very impor
tant to achieve a normalization, a
gradual improvement of relations",
Speaking in a nationally televised
ceremony in Baku, capital of Soviet
Azerbaijan, Brezhnev also made a
strong appeal for detente, saying
that the policy of reducing interna- In. Peking, the Chinese Foreign
tional tensions should be "safe- Ministry was closed yesterday and
guarded, developed and there was no immediate reaction to
deepened." Brezhnev's speech. Foreign diplo-
By RUTH LANDA
Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK Robyn Arnold paid for the surgery
that transformed her boyfriend, John Delia, into a
woman named Diane. Robert Ferrara married the
transsexual, who had once been his homosexual lover.
Now, Arnold, a 26-year-old nurse, and Ferrara, a 23-
year-old bartender, are accused of firing two bullets
each into Diane Delia Ferrara's head and dumping the
body into the. Hudson River off Manhattan.
Testimony in their murder trial shows a tangle of
sexual identity and jealousy among the suspects and
Jealousy over the transsexual model and nightclub
performer's "real and imaginary betrayals" was de
scribed by Assistant District Attorney SteOben Saracco
as the defendan6' motive for allegedly killing Mrs.
Ferrara last Oct. 7 or early Oct. 8. The 22-year-old
transsexual's body, wrapped in a blanket and bound
with rope, turned up Oct. 28 in the river.
The slaying occurred, according to prosecution wit
nesses, at a time when the transsexual was planning to
divorce Ferrara and move from Westchester County to
New York to concentrate on her career.
In the. days before the victim's disappearance, Miss
Arnold allegedly expressed anger about Mrs. Ferra
ra's flirtations with other people.
Saracco says the prosecution's case will end this
week following testimony that the defendants admitted
firing the fatal shots. Last week, there was testimony
that before the victim turned up dead, Ferrara sold for
$l4O the diamond wedding ring he had reported her
wearing when she was last seen.
The victim was described by her stepmother, Pat
ricia Delia, as a person Who underwent a sex-change
operation in November 1980 because she thought Fer
rara was uncomfortable with their homosexual
Saints only s
The Headrick Union Cemetery, north of Johnstown, appears to have very high
standards`for its guests. However, the sign is actually in a vacant lot across the
street from the cemetery.
meeting with Soviets
But now, U.S. officials said, talk
of a summit within the administra-
tion has all but vanished. The pre-
condition set by the White House in
May improvement in Soviet be
havior has simply not developed,
in the U.S. view, said the officials,
who asked not to be identified.
"The situation hasn't changed a
lot," one top official said. He said
the Soviets were still engaged in
"mischief-making in Ethiopia, An
gola, Central America, Afghani
stan, Poland, Vietnam and
The Soviets have been relatively
inactive in the Mideast, he said,
because "they are in a position of
Referrhig to China, he said rela
tions between the feuding commu
nist countries should improve . on
the basis of "common sense, mu
tual respect, and mutual advan
China claims about 40,000 square'
miles of Soviet territory, and the
Soviet Union is thought to maintain
45 divisions along the 4,500 mile
border between the two countries.
relationship and "he didn't want to lose Bob."
The father, consistently referring to Mrs. Ferrara in
masculine terms, told the jury that after the sex
change, his child remained involved in "intimate
relationships" with both defendants.
The victim was described by
her stepmother as a person •
who underwent a sex-change
operation because she
thought Ferrara was
uncomfortable with their
homosexual relationship and
'he didn't want to lose Bob.'
His wife quoted Miss Arnold, identified by prosecu
tors as the daughter of a wealthy plastic surgeon, as .
saying she paid for the sex change because "I'd rather
have a close girlfriend than lose John completely as a
After two months of marriage, Diane Delia Ferrara
' moved her clothing out of the Yonkers apartment she
shared with Ferrara. Her natural mother, Joan Delia,
told the jury Mrs. Ferrara complained that "sob
wasn't as attentive to her in the bedroom as before."
Joseph Livolsi, a hairdresser friendly with both Miss
Arnold and Mrs. Ferrara, testified that on Oct. 7 the
transsexual told him she planned to meet with her
husband that night to discuss divorce.
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Monday, Sept. 27
weakness and irrelevance." The
weapons the Soviets provided to
Syria proved ineffective in opera
tions against Israel.
As Secretary of State George P.
Shultz prepared to confer with Sovi
et Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gro
myko in New York tomorrow, the
U.S. officials described the
relationship between the two super
powers as static, except in the area
of arms control.
The officials said there is some
hope of progress toward
agreements to limit nuclear weap
ons. But the Soviet position on me
dium-range missiles was described
matip observers, however, said
Brezhnev's statement was intended
as a scene-setter for exploratory
Sino-Soviet talks scheduled for next
month in Peking. •
Chinese, officials haveosaid th_
talks will be tentative discussions,
which they described as "talking
Referring to detente, Brezhnev
said, "On the whole, detente is a
historic gain of peoples. In no case
must it be put at the mercy of the
narrow-minded egotistic politicians
in the camp of imperialism."
state news briefs
County reduces use of plea bargains
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Al- the first time they were in the
legheny County district attorney system, then I don't feel prosecu
has eliminated plea bargaining for tors should encourage them to
all second-time offenders, a move plead guilty by offering them a
that could mean substantial addi- deal," Colville said.
tional trial costs and court back- Because more than 70 percent of
logs. the criminal cases in Allegheny
"The Monte Hall, Let's-Make-a- County are settled by guilty pleas,
Deal system of justice is over in Colville acknowledged that his pol-
Allegheny County," District Attor- icy could add to court backlogs
ney Bob Colville said. "All we and increase the cost to the public
offer to a defendant from now on is of prosecuting 'criminals.
the opportunity to go to trial." But, he said, "Keeping the sys
tem from collapsing can't be this
Colville said his new policy be- office's concern" and added that
gins today. fears of court backlogs are only
"If they didn't learn their lesson speculative.
Home's holds a different kind of sale
PITTSBURGH (AP) Want a The store is asking $5OO for the
flag-waving hardhat for your very life-size, fiberglass construction
own? How about a chicken-wire worker. Turn a knob in his back,
reindeer or a blushing manne- and it waves an orange flag.
quin? "I kind of hate to sell it, but I
These and other conversation don't know when I'll use it again,"
pieces go on sale this week when a
Brown said. The
stoma t last job
city department store holds a gi-
was to alert cuhardhatrs to con
ant flea market for display props struction inside the store.
The store also plans to part with
past their prime. a set of Christmas reindeer made
Who would buy these cast-offs? of chicken wire and covered with
"Ordinary people looking for white bubbles.
something unusual to accent their "We're tired of looking, at
home or apartment," said Jon them," Brown said.
Brown, a vice president for The store will sell 15 to 20 man-
Home's, one of the city's largest nequins because the dummies are
retail outlets. standing ramrod straight. The
Horne's cleaned out its attics in price is $l5 apiece, a fraction of
13 stores And a warehouse for the the $6OO that mannequins cost to
annual flea market. day.
nation news briefs
N.J. woman wins big at slot machine
ATLANTIC CITY (AP) Alber- Kidd, who would only say she
to Joyce Kidd had been plunking was from, the Haddonfield area in
dollars into a progressive slot ma- southern New Jersey, came to
chine at Harrah's Marina casino Atlantic City three nights in a row
hotel for about 15 minutes early before hitting the jackpot.
yesterday when she hit it big a She arrived Saturday night with
$919,559.85 jackpot. Lee O'Toole, 55; her 11-year-old
Casino officials said the win by son, Bryant, and his 12-year-old
the 49-year-old mother of six is one friend, Bobby Smith.
of the biggest in U.S. gaming in- The group went to Harrah's be
dustry. cause the youngsters wanted to
"I can't believe' it," the Neiv play the hotel's video games. Chil-
Jersey woman said at a news
conference about 10 hours after .dren are not allowed into casinos.
her 4 a.m. hit. "I still can't believe "I started with $20," Kidd said.
it." "I couldn't even lose the $2O. I kept
The big win came on a four-reel getting money back. I won $2, then
progressive slot' machine, slot $5 and $lO. I won $4O at one time
manager Michael Allen said. and I was going to quit, but I
The biggest strike in U.S. histo- started putting the money back in.
ry was for $994,000 at Caesars. "I'm in another world," she
Tahoe in Nevada. In Atlantic City, said, adding that she had been
Richard A. Gassner of Marco Is- awake from 1 p.m. Saturday until
land, Fla., had held the record a the 2 p.m. news conference yester
$300,485 win June 3at The Golden day
Studio warns against. E.T. publication
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) page pamphlet produced by Millar
A movie studio has warned a col- infringed on the studio's copyright
lege professor against continuing and trademark rights and consti
to distribute a pamphlet in which, tuted "unfair competition."
he compares the. movie "E.T. Millar, who teaches a course on
The Extra-Terrestrial" with the the Bible as literature, listed 33
life of Jesus Christ. items he noticed in the movie he
An attorney for Universal City believes closely parallel the life,of
Studios Inc. notified Albert E. Jesus.
Millar Jr., chairman of the En- "I think the thing that struck me
glish department at Christopher most was the idea of the capacity
Newport College, by telegram last to heal, and then when E.T. died
week that the sales of the booklet and was resurrected," Millar said
"without our consent, permission yesterday.
or authorization . . . infringe upon Millar published the booklet
the proprietary rights which we titled "E.T. You're More Than
"It's like using an atomic bomb expense. The cover of the booklet
to kill a flea," Millar said of the carries a sketch of the character
studio's telegram. E.T. drawn by an 18-year-old stu-
The telegram alleged the four- dent.
world news briefs
Hijacker wanted to return to USSR
ROME ( AP) A knife-wielding giers, Algeria, on a scheduled
Soviet emigre who commandeered flight to Rome.
ari Alitalia jetliner for nearly five Passengers said he acted very
hours wanted to be taken back to abusive and, constantly asked the
the Soviet Union, news reports cabin crew for drinks. After let
sa id yesterday. ting out a shout, he dashed into the
The hijacker, identified by po- cockpit with an eight-inch knife in
lice as Igor Shkuro of Leningrad, his hand, they said.
was overpowered Saturday night Capt. Leonardo Sinisi, the pilot,
by three crew members of the said Shkuro entered the cockpit
Boeing 727 after the plane landed carrying a large knife and de
in Sicily. manded to 'be flown to Tripoli,
None of the 101 passengers or Libya. During the 620-mile flight,
eight crew members was hurt, but Shkuro said in rambling English
a police officer suffered a broken that he really wanted to go back
right arm while subduing the hi- home, a Milan paper quoted the
jacker. , crew members as saying.
Police and witnesses said Shku- Italian officials said Sukuro emi
ro appeared upset or drunk when grated to Vienna in 1977, com
he seized control of the flight plaining that Soviet authorities
shortly after it took off from Al- limited his personal freedom.
Princess Stephanie returns to palace
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) Stephanie suffered a hairline
Princess Stephanie of Monaco, fracture of a vetebra . in the Sept.
injured in the automobile accidedt 13 accident that occurred when the
that claimed the life of her moth- car driven by her mother, the
er, Princess Grace, was dis- former movie actress Grace Kel
charged from the hospital last ly, went off a road near Monaco.
A palace announcement said Princess Grace died 36 hours
Prince Rainier and 11-year-old after the atcident. Doctors said
Stephanie's sister and brother, she lost control of the car When she
Princess Caroline and Crown
Prince Albert, arrived at the hos
pital to take her back to the palace suffered a second stroke that
by car. • caused irreversible brain damage.
"Who wants to sleep?" she said
in July at his own
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