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Mayoral candidates clash at debate
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Wheeler's administration has con-
tinued to ignore housing issues.
Housing is more than just a campaign
issue as the April ballot has two tenant
issues on it. One proposal deals with a
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"truth in renting clause" to be placed
on all leases and the other concerns the
drafting of a new tenants rights booklet.
Wheeler said he favored both
proposals. He helped redraft the
present tenants' rights booklet and said
he would support another rewrite. He
said he has advocated the lease
provision from the beginning.
Belcher objects to both proposals.
"I feel that the tenant booklet is in-
nocuous. I don't think that it will help
tenants at all. It will only confuse
them," he said. "I also fail to see why
leases that are legal should have a
provision that says that they may be
illegal. The action should be taken on
those who are issuing illegal leases."
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agreement between the candidates.
While Belcher advocates a total
revamping of the AATA, Wheeler did
not suggest any changes.
Belcher, calling the Dial-a-Ride ser-
vice "undependable," said the AATA
should be completely reorganized.
"We need to take a good look at our
transit system. We need to be very
critical," he said.
One of Belcher's original campaign
promises however, was not to eliminate
Dial-a-Ride, and he said he stands by
Belcher also supports the installation
main-line bus routes, assigned to strict
schedules. All buses would meet at a
downtown center transfer area which
would make city travel more ac-
Belcher's transit program also in-
cludes what he describes as "pizazz."
He favors the installation of the old
trolley car and the use of a London-style
double decker bus for a downtown loop
The primarily financial issue
discussed last night concerned long
term plans for city streets.
Wheeler didn't belittle the problem of
road conditions but he said he sees no
"The fixing and repairing of the
roads will take as long as it did for them
to get that way," said Wheeler.
"Belcher is talking about $1.5 million.
That is ridiculous. We have already put
a lot of money into road repair."
Belcher said the city must make
strong efforts in the area ofroad repair.
"We have had referendums brought
up twice and twice we have been
defeated. The city must instigate
programs themselves to show the
voters that they can and will address
the problem," said Belcher.
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the Israeli planes struck there. "They
stayed less than two minutes, disap-
peared briefly then came back and hit
GUERRILLAS lost bases in at least
six stragetic towns along a 40-mile;
stretch of the Israeli-Lebanese frontier;
but Palestinians and observers at the
scene said heavy fighting continued in
The worst clashes centered on the.
largest Moslem town in southernmost,
Lebanon, Bint Jbeil, a Palestinian.
stronghold. Yasser Arafat's Palestine'
Liberation Organization command said
savage hand-to-hand combat with.*
Israeli soldiers took place through the
day in the former market town.
In Washington, Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance told reporters the Israeli
raid and the Palestinian attack that,
preceded it "are impediments to the
peace process," and that the United
States was following developments
UMW council OK's coal pact
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pact piled up a large early lead. Of-
ficials said the psychological impact of
the early rejection might have changed
the minds of some union members who
might ordinarily have voted for the
INITIAL coalfield reaction to the new
proposal was positive.
"From what I've heard about it, I
think it'll go over. It sounds like a big
improvement," said Orville Robinette,
president of United Mine Workers
Local 750 at Cabin Creek, W.Va. -
UMW president Arnold Miller's local.
Richard Caruthers, president of
Local 3610 in Boone County, W.Va.,
said, "From what I've heard so far, this
contract sounds good."
But a spokesman in UMW District 28
in Virginia said local reaction was,
negative. "We hope the bargaining
council won't waste time sending it
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Wichita State in 1977, the athletic
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down here," said Russell Riffle Jr., an
attorney for the union.
THE PACT would give miners pay
raises of $2.40 an hour over three years.
Miners now receive an average hourly
wage of $7.80.
The proposal does not contain any
"labor stability" provisions the in-
dustry fought for in five months of
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situation in Russia. The organization
also promotes the sending of letters of
encouragement to depressed Soviet
citizens, who are under constant K.G.B.
"I'm glad I could show my concern
while otherwise I would not have known
what to do," said one striking student.
EARLY yesterday afternoon a rally
was held on the Diag to express
solidarity with Scharansky and the
plight of other Soviet dissidents. The
rally, attended by over 100 students,
featured appeals from several AKTSIA
members and a former Russian
dissident to continue to fight to save
Scharansky and other imprisoned
"We're here to show our solidarity
with Jews held in Soviet prisons just
because they want to leave the Soviet
Union," said Rick Isenberg, AKTSIA's
Isenberg urged the crowd to remove
their coats for a few minutes to sym-
bolize the conditions faced by the in-
rally for Scharansky
mates in Soviet prisons. Most of the Western diplomats and journalists. His
crowd complied and remained cold for arrest is widely seen by Western obser-
several minutes. vers as a Russian attempt to test the
negotiations. The rejected contract
would have let-coal operators fire wild-
cat strike leaders.
The new proposal would require
miners to pay a maximum of $200 a
year for family health care, down from
a maximum of $700 in the rejected con-
tract. The maximum for pensioners
would be $150, down from $450.
SCHARANSKY is officially charged
by the K.G.B. of treason against the
Soviet government. Currently awaiting
trial, Scharansky faces a maximum
penalty of death.
"If he receives the death penalty, it
will have a tremendous effect on the
Soviet dissident movement. It's the fir-
st case in the Soviet Union when
someone innocent has been charged
with treason," said Boris Landau, for-
mer Soviet dissident and co-founder of
Amnesty International in Moscow, a
group that struggles worldwide to im-
prove the conditions of human rights.
Until his arrest, Scharansky, a
prominent member of the Helsinki
monitoring group which evaluated
Russian compliance to the 1975
agreement urging closer East-West
relations, was a frequent contact for
strength of President Carter's stand on
"I BELIEVE this demonstration is
ineffective. I saw a lot of Jews walk by
and if this dissident movement dies,
they all will die because Jews have
always been at the forefront of the
dissident movements," said one
"The Russians are
Scharansky case as a test
to crush, all
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