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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, September 28, 19741

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Leftists hold 8 hostage,

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican
Republic (P-Nearly two dozen
armed leftists planted bombs in
k the occupied Venezuelan con-j
I sulate threatening to blow it up
at noon today unless $1 million'
and 38 jailed comrades are
traded for a kidnaped American'
woman diplomat and at least
seven other hostages.
The band-led by a convicted
airplane hijacker recently freed
from jail-demanded the ran-
som money from the United
States government but diplo-
matic sources said last night
Venezuela was willing to pay
it if the Dominican government
would free the 38 political
prisoners.
SOURCES AT the presidential
palace in Santo Domingo said,
however, that it would be al-
most impossible to reach a so-
lution "before the 24-hour dead-
line" that comes today at noon.
T h e Dominican government
maintained official silence.
The American hostage is Bar-
bara Hutchison, director of the
U.S. Information S e r v i c e

million
(USIS) in the Dominican Re-
public, which shares the Carib-
bean island of Hispaniola with
Haiti. She was abducted by five
armed men at 11:30 a.m. yester-
day outside her office on a quiet
tree-lined street and then was
driven to the Venezuelan con-
sulate.
The USIS had been evacuated
moments before when an un-
identified man shouted: "There
is a bomb in the bathroom!"
THE VENEZUELAN Foreign
Ministry in Caracas said 23
guerrillas were involved in the
consulate takeover. One of the
hostages, Venezuelan Consul
Jesus Gregorio de Corral, told
the Associated Press by tele-
phone that the gunmen had
planted the bombs and would
set them off, "killing us all,"
unless their demands were met.
The diplomatic sources inI
Santo Domingo said the offer
to pay the ransom came from
President Carlos Andres Perez
in a communication to the
Dominican government.
The hostages appeared o be

Daily photo by KAREN KASMAUSKI
Save the whales
Joan Baez receives a warm welcome from a small crowd
at yesterday's "Save the Whales" concert which climaxed
a local conservation effort.

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ran-1,som
well treated but Corral said the
consulate did not have enough
food for a long siege.
"WELL, WE'RE fine. All
eight of us are fine . . . We're
getting h u n g r y," Hutchison,
47, said in a telephone ir-er-
view with NBC Radio ;n New
York. CBS said she referred
to "ten of us here" in another
telephone conversation.
Hutchison, the first U.S. wo-
man government official ever
kidnaped, told NBC: "I came
out of my office, about eight
blocks from the consulate. I
was in my car with a chauf-
feur. All of a sudden a car cut
us off. Three men came out
with arms and there is nothing
I could have done. It all hap-
pened so fast."
The consulate seizure came
two weeks after three Japanese
terrorists took over the FrenIch
Embassy in the Netherlands
and bargained successfully ter
the release of a colleague.
POLICE AND troops from the
e 1 i t e Dominican presidential
guard surrounded the consulate.
The Venezuelan vice consul,
two secretaries, a priest, an
unidentified woman and a nine-
year-old girl w e r e reported
among the other hostages held
by the guerrillas.
The group's leader was identi-
fied as Radames Mendez Var-
gas, a Dominican who hijacked
a Venezuelan airliner in 1968.
FHe was sentenced to 20 years
in prison, but was releasad a
few months ago by Dominican
President Joaquim Balaguer.
He said in the telephone con-
versation with NBC Radio that
the group, proclaiming itself
"The Freedom Movement of
12th January," would issue a
formal list of'demands and de-
clared that if they are not met
"we will eliminate all the hos-
tages." It has been U.S. policy
not to pay ransom to kidnapers.
"WE DEMAND the liberty of
our leader, Dr. Plenao Ma:os,"
Vargas said.
The consulate is located onj
Bolivar Avenue, a short qu etj
tree-lined s t r e e t containing
some of Santo Domingo's most
distinguished addresses, includ-
ing the onetime' residence of
former president Jacinto Bien-
venido Peinado. F

Ars Musica opens season
Ars Musica officially starts its season tomorrow night at 8 p.m. with a performance in St.
Clair's Church with music of Mozart's time on o riginal instruments. The concert features a very
unusual work by C.P.E. Bach, the Concerto fo r piano, harpsichord, two horns, two flutes, two
violins, viola, cello and bass. Tickets are $3.50 f or non-students and $2.50 for students.
POOR PROCEDURES CITED:
Two abortion cinics shut

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LANSING (UPI) - Two De-
troit-area abortion clinics were
ordered closed yesterday by
state Health Director Maurice
Reizen, one day after the leg-
islature sent a new abortion law,
to Gov. William Milliken.
The two clinics, Associated
Medical Clinic in Livonia and
the Physicians Medical Service
in Oak Park, were among sev-
en clinics investigated by the
department this week.
A NEW state law to license

reasons for shutting down the terday by Attorney Genera
Oak Park clinic were not re- Frank Kelley, they cannot be
vealed. gin winding through the legis
Reizen ordered the two clinics lative maze to approval unti
closed under broad statutory the lawmakers reconvene
powers and an emergency di- late November.
rective issued by Milliken prior Kelley told Reizen that som
to legislative enactment of the of the proposed rules go beyond
bill. the scope of his department and
that reaction and approval
THE STATE currently has no from the state medical prac
law authorizing it to inspect, tices and osteopathy boards ar
regulate or license clinics, lead- needed. This could delay impl
ing to what Milliken and Rei- mentation even longer.
zen called "deplorable condi-

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and regulate abortion clinics tions" in southeast Michigan
has been sent to Milliken, who that they said were responsible
is expected to sign it into law for several deaths and botched
next week. abortions.
Health department investiga- Milliken's directive was aimed
tors reported "a number" of at providing iterim safety
deficiencies at the Associated standards until the law can be
Mdicen ,es inclthudAssinthedimplemented, which is not ex-
Medical Clinc, including the pected for at least 90 days.
absence of proper instrument Before the law can be en-
sterilization techniques. The forced, the Department of Pub-
---_ --- -lic Health must present two
versions of administrative rules
to the legislature - emergency,
and permanent.

KELLEY said Heizen's rul
include regulations on actui
medical practices, which a
not subject to the health depar
ment's control.
The department can on
regulate the actual facilitie
with the qualifications and tec
niques used by personnel und
the sole jurisdiction of the me
ical and osteopathic boards.
FOOTBALL GIANTS
NEW YORK (UPI) - T h
New York Football Giants we]
participants in the first t h r .
National Football League cha
pionship games. The Gi
first went up against the Chical
Bears fo rthe title in_1933.

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(Continued from Page 1)
Lawrence Traylor, the De-
partment's pardon attorney, ex-
plained that release from prison
would require the granting of
what is known as a commuta-
tion. Traylor said the White
House had told him the Colson
petition seeks a pardon rather
than a commutation.
THE BIGGEST roadblock to
Colson's request would be a
regulation prohibiting pardons
until three years after an of-
fender has been released from
prison.

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on's pardon was handled
tirely by President Ford an
handful of advisers, but par
requests normally are scree
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then forwarded to the Preside
Traylor said the three-y
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if the President chose to int
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"we've had no instructions
change our routine in any way.
But he added, "we recogniz,
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pardon in such a way as to hav
the effect of a commutation an
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