Germany through student's
is a new
let the students know what
international,national and local arenas.
The news items
are gathered from a varietyof
sources.By Theresa KloeckerMerciad
troops early Tuesday ringed the Peruvian Embassy, wheregovernment officials said
of Manuel Antonio Noriega's top asso-ciates- one of
an alleged torturer had taken refuge.Noriega was brought to Miami, Fla. from asylum in the Papalnunciate in Panama City, Panama. He is being charged with drugtrafficking. Noriega
refused to recognize the jurisdiction of
court in Miami.Romania overthrew its communist government run by NicolaeCeausescu.
Romanians staged a march for the victims of the anti-Ceausescurevolt The battles were against the hard-line leader occurred last month.Gorbachev met with Lithuania's communist leaders but failed to[sway them from their decision
Soviet Communist Party
decade by Time magazine.
passenger train in Pakistan crashed into a standing freight train
people in what officials called
Cape CanaveralJFla., the space shuttle Colombia
launched onTuesday morning to chase
New York— A young, female physician is suing a hospital overgetting AIDS on duty.Rochester,NY—
in excess of$ 1
for the con tarn ination
of Kodak Park.
This is the
biggest penalty ever
conservationlaw, a newspaper reported.Washington D.C.— Money for space exploration of Mars will bepushed in
budget, but Congress is skeptical.LOCALFuneral services were held Tuesday for retired
Bishop AlfredM. Watson. The
was concelebrated by
a number of priestswith Cardinal John Krol, retired archbishop of Philadelphia presiding.
at a press conference. The program is called DARE
Resistance Education)Former Erie Mayor Lou Tullio and Mercyhurst College President
Garvey are being taking to court in a
The case is being
Erie chief plumbing
because he refused inspect the plumbing in Mercy hurst'snew football building a second time.
bor-ders of East Germany were opened.These borders still remain
andthis means that people within theSoviet Union are
restrictions than they have had forover 40years.JSince that time changes havehappened almost daily within theSoviet bloc.
now being run by aCzech playwright The Commu-nist leader of
was ousted on Decem-ber 3.The Romanian people lastweek overthrew their own commu-nist Ceausescu regime that
a number of years.As of Tuesday a new government
has not yet
rep aced the
Ceausescu regime.Solidarity has basically takenover the reins of the communistgovernment that existed previ-ously in Poland, according
ich-ard Kubiak, professor of history.
land was strong and organizedenough to take over
history of rebellions in Poland
better prepared them to have anon-communist government incontrol of the state, according toKubiak.Lithuania, one of the Balticcountries in
Soviet bloc hasvoted to separate from the SovietUnion's communist governmentdespite urging
speculation thatLithuania in
future may breakcompletely with! the USSR andform its own independent country.The situation in Lithuania may alsoprovide an impetus for the otherBaltic countries in the Soviet Unionto form their own independentgovernments.
to thechanges in Eastern Europe hasbeen cautious, Kubiak said. Hefurther
there is a
Americanpoliticians like the Americanpeople and other foreign politicianswere
surprise," Kubiaksaid.When the border of East Ger-many was opened it came as a
surprise iu auiiosi
border towns and villages.
up like ants
road and West Germanswere lined up to greet them with
of food within a small bordervillages
Gottingen, Germany,everyone was singing
a Mer-cyhurst senior who
toGermany over Thanksgivingbreak.The East
were walk-ing through a fence where a week
they would have been shotor electrocuted.
ence and about 20yards beyond the second fencethere
a guard shack where theEast Germans took their break,according
Fuhrman, an English
The fences were
could see hundreds of coils andwires
they were electro-cuted, '' Fuhrman said.Fuhrman, who returned from
to make it
to Berlin because theautobahn was lined with so many|cars close
hewas the only American in a smallborder
village near Gottingen,West Germany when the borders
opened."The looks on the faces of theEast Germans was elation orbliss," Fuhrman said. "I couldn'tfeel
they were feeling because
I was an
a German,"he explained.The
which hadseparated East and
been open since Satur-day, November
This act andthe opening of
Germany are part of a series ofreforms being made by MikhailGorbachev, the Soviet Premier.
' 'The tearing
than anythingelse," Dr. Philip Supina, a Mer-cyhurst political
said. The reforms made by Gor-bachev are bringing an end to thecold war between the United Statesand