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Page 6-Tuesday, June 12, 979-The Michigan Daily
Charges dropped in Waddill abortion case

SANTA ANA, Calif.-(AP)-Charges
against Dr. William Waddill that he
killed a baby born in an abortion were
dismissed yesterday after a jury
deadlocked 11-11 with the majority
favoring acquittal.
It was the second time Waddill had
faced a jury to be judged on his actions
after the unscucessful abortion.
that the absence of a verdict would
leave his client with continuing
problems and asked if the one hold-out
juror could not be convinced to vote for
acquittal. The judge said he would
pressure them no further.
"There comes a time, as in medicine,
when someone has to' pull the plug,"
said Superior Court Judge Byron Mc-
Millan. "I am going to do that, and on
my own motion, this case is
Waddill, 43, a prominent obstetrician
who has spent two years fighting the

abortion-related charge, was calm as
the decision was announced.
THE SEVEN WOMEN and five men
of the jury filed into court at 6:10 p.m.
PDT. The judge polled them in-
dividually, asking whether further
deliberations might result in a verdict.
"No sire, they would not," one panel
member said. "I don't think so,"
another answered. One man declared
adamantly, "I think he's innocent."
After the court session, they jury
foreman said the majority felt that the
prosecutor did not prove Waddill's guilt
beyond a reasonable doubt and that
most of them felt the infant would not
have survived no matter what he did.
"I THINK definitely we felt that on
explusion of this infant there were life
signs," said jury foreman James Bar-
tel. "But we distinguished between life
signs and life ... We knew there was a
difference between life and sur-

Another juror said he believed the in-
fant was undoubtedly brain-damaged
from its immersion in saline solution
during the abortion.
Waddill, who has maintained his in-
nocence through two trials, said after
the decision that he was disappointed
that the jury had not given him a clear

"I just don't see how anybody could
hve held out on something like this," he
said. "It's as if that one person was
trying to prove something."
Waddill had been charged with first-
degree murder. The jury was given the
option of coming in with a lesser
charge, including second-degree mur-
der and manslaughter.

Israel, Egypt disagree as
Palestinian talks begin

Protestors blast Somoza*
demand end to U.S. aid

Chanting "No more U.S. meddling in
Nicaragua" and carrying signs like
"Somoza's massacre: Made in USA,"
some 30 demonstrators gathered for a
noon rally on the Diag yesterday
protesting against continued U.S. aid to
Nicaraguan President Anastasio
Co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor bran-
ch of the National Network in Solidarity
with the Nicaraguan People and the
Ann Arbor Committee for Human
Rights in Latin America, rally
organizer Howard Brick said in a news
release the demonstration's purpose
was three-fold: to protest what he
called Somoza's suppression of popular
uprisings in Nicaragua; to rally sup-
port from "human rightsactivista in
the U.S. and throughout the world who
will help prevent another massacre by
demanding that all U.S. ties with
Somoza be broken immediately;" and
to demand that the "U.S. not intervene
in Nicraguan affairs, either to support
Somoza or install a U.S.-favored
replacement for him."
U.S. Marines helped install Somoza's
.-gime in the 1930s, helping to create,
equip, and train Somoza's Nicaraguan
National Guard.
During last September's civil
uprising and in the months that
followed, the National Guard killed
between 5,000 and 10,000 people, said
demonstrator Peter Kornlbuh, who has
been studying Latin American history
at the University. He added that more

than 50,000 people have been wounded
during the unrest.
"The Somozoan regime is
slaughtering villages, practicing
unlimited incarceration, jailing people
without warrants ... it's brutal. That's
why we're here," Allison said.
"SO MUCH FOR human rights," he
continued. "They (the Carter Ad-
ministration) haven't taken a stand."
The Committee also claimed that
U.S. economic and military aid to
Nicaragua was maintained throughout
the massacre last fall, and was cur-
tailed in February only when Somoza
refused to participate in the U.S.-
sponsored negotiations aimed at
squelching more national unrest.
Last month, however, the Inter-
national Monetary Fund (IMF), which
is dominated by U.S. banks, granted a
$40 million loan to the Somozan gover-
BUT KORNBLUH claimed Somoza
will use 40 per cent of that loan granted
last month by IMF "to resupply the
Somozan regime, perpetuating the
regime. It's out and out sustenance for
Somoza," he said. Kornbluh said the
IMF loan was tacitly approved by U.S.
bankers, which he said dominate the in-
ternational organization.
The protestors walked in circles on
the Diag, then marched to the Federal
Building at Liberty and Fifth around
12:30 p.m. They then headed back to the
Diag shortly after 1 p.m. where the
demonstration disbanded.
Kornbluh said, "I think the turnout is
fairly good," but added that the cause
still needs nationwide attention.

Israeli-Egyptian talks on Palestinian
autonomy opened under a cloud yester-
day as negotiators traded angry
charges and a Cairo newspaper
editorial accused Israeli Prime
Minister Menachem Begin of trying to
sabotage the talks.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa
Khalil greeted the Israeli delegation,
led by Interior Minister Yosef Burg, as
it arrived in this Mediterranean resort
city for the second round of talks, then
laced into Begin's policy of, allowing
new settlements in occupied Arab
"I wish to express the strongest
rejection of the rigbt of building set-
tlements in the West Bank and Gaza
Strip," Khalil said. "They were
territories occupied by force."
IN TEL AVIV, Begin again rejected
criticism of the Israeli settlement
policy. "This is our land," he declared.
The authoritative Cairo newspaper Al
Akhbar said Begin and other Israeli
leaders were "blowing a dust storm on
the peace path." The paper urged the
United States to "cut Begin down to size
and cut the snake's head off before it
spills its venom."
Khalil contended the Egyptian
government did not control the nation's
news media and said he was more con-
cerned with recent official Israeli
statements, particularly Begin's
remark last week at his Likud Party's
convention that Israel might use force
to block establishment of a Palestinian
DESPITE THE controversy, both
Khalil and Burg said they were deter-
mined to honor terms of the peace
treaty, signed in Washington on March

26 by Begin and Egyptian President
Anwar Sadat.
Conference sources said both sides
entered the talks in a businesslike
manner after the opening exchanges
and agreement was reached on several
procedural matters.
Under the treaty package, Egypt and
Israel are to negotiate autonomy for the
1.1 million Palestinians living under
Israeli occupation in the West Bank and
Gaza Strip.
"I BELIEVE that in our relationship,
we should talk neither about snakes nor
about venom, because this talk can be
venomous," said Burg, directing his
remarks to Khalil, who sat across from
him at a green-covered table in the
meeting room here.
U.S. Negotiator James Leonard at-
tended the talks. So far neither Jordan
nor Palestinian representatives, both
invited to participate, have sent
Egypt and Israel open the second
round with diametrically opposed
positions. Egypt says the autonomy
process should lead to an independent
Palestinian state after five years.
Israel says it is opposed to Palestinian
THE ISRAELI interpretation of
autonomy, according to published
statements, extends only to the self-
government of the inhabitants of the
West Bank in civil matters and not to
sovereignty over military affairs, the
land, or its resources.
The differences have deepened
because of Israeli's policy of building
settlements in the occupied territories
- a policy both Egypt and the United
States contend is illegal.

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salary," said DiPietro.
In addition to costs, the quality of day
care is a major worry for parents,
DiPietro, as director of the Child Care
Coordinating and Referral Service,
helps guide parents to the child care
agency that is best for their needs.
The referral services provides a
checklist for parents to help them
choose an appropriate center. Parents
are encouraged to visit centers and ob-
serve the interaction between the
children and staff and to try to "sense"
the atmosphere.
Ann Arbor offers a "wide spectrum
(of centers) from so-called free schools
to the more traditional part-time nur-
sery schools," said DiPietro. She said
Ann Arbor tends to have less "com-
mercial" day care centers without
"bright shiny slick ads to lure people to

SOME PARENTS said they feared
not being able to find quality day care
for their children. A mother who was
enrolled in the University last fall said
she viewed the chance that she might
not find good day care for her child as a
"terrifying possibility."
None of the major employers in Ann
Arbor provide day care for employees,
although spokespersons from most of
the companies said their firm had
discussed the possibility.
Bill Connor, personnel spokesman for
Manufacturing Data Systems said
currently there is "a lack of demand"
for day care facilities from his com-
pany's employees because the majority
of Manufacturing Data Systems' work
force is young. "We may want to con-
sider (adding day care facilities) when
our work force grows older," he added.

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