Cairo, Egypt — President Hosni Mubarak said four Palestinians who hijacked a luxury liner and killed an American hostage were released from custody in Egypt and handed over to the PLO. Mubarak’s statement came after Italy called for the hijackers’ extradition and the White House demanded they be punished severely.

Chicago — President Reagan said justice might be served if the PLO tried and punished the hijackers of the Italian cruise ship for the “brutal murder’ of an American. The statement appeared to conflict with other administration spokesmen who had expressed doubt that PLO justice would be acceptable.

Rome — Italy today sought the extradition of the four Palestinian terrorists who hijacked an Italian luxury liner and killed an American passenger before surrendering in Egyptian waters. More than 600 passengers and crew flew to Rome to later rejoin the Republican leader Robert

ship at the Israeli port of Dole accused the Treasury Ashdod.

Miami — School children were given the day off as Tropical Storm Isabel’s 65 mph winds howled off land and threatened to crash into the beaches of northeast Florida early today. The storm is expected to hit land about noon.

Johannesburg, South Africa — Hospitals treated at least 40 victims of rioting that raged near Cape Town, 24 hours after a national day of prayer for peace in strifetorn ghettos. Police said five people were burned to death overnight in a macabre finale to Wednesday’s services.

Ponce, Puerto Rico — U.S. Army _— searchers checked tons of rubble with dogs and sound devices for signs of a mudslide that authorities fear may have killed as many as 500 people. President Reagan decided to declare the island a disaster area.

Washington — Senate of “pulling the plug’ on

GOP efforts to balance the budget by 1991 and taking the pressure off the Democratic led House to act. The Senate approved the balanced budget measure but the House does not have to act until later this month.

Washington — President Reagan is ending his tax reform road show, with a final foray out of Washington today to sell his plan to an increasingly balky House Ways and Means Committee. Reagan will visit the Sara Lee pie kitchens in Deerfield, Ill., and address students at a Chicago

SAN DIEGO — Roger Hedge cock, the Republican mayor of the nation’s eighth largest city, faces automatic removal from office when he is sentenced next month for scheming to finance his 1983 campaign with $350,000 in illegal contributions. Hedge cock was convicted Wednesday of 13 felony charges.

Article extracted from this publication >>  October 18, 1985