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Page 6-Tuesday, July 10, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Khomeini to free war prisoners
TEHRAN, Iran (AP)-Ayatollah other than murder, torture, or "plun- nouncement, however, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini an
Ruhollah Khomeini announced a dering of public wealth." revolutionary regime was facing its fir- ayatollah said no one has the rig
sweeping amnesty yesterday for Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan and st major power struggle in the armed dismiss me and that I should stayi
prisoners of the revolution but ap- military leaders had appealed forces. position and carry out my duties."
peared headed for a collision with repeatedly for an amnesty to end a Brig. Gen. Seif Amir Rahimi, the
authorities of his own government over national spirit of "retribution" and tough military police commander who A SPOKESPERSON at Khom
a pistol-packing general who is refusing restore the morale of the army. had vowed to restore discipline to the residence in the holy city of
to relinquish his power. Revolutionary firing squads have shattered army with his 7,000 crack reached by telephone, confirm
Khomeini's amnesty announcement, executed 299 men since Shah Moham- troops, was fired by Defense Minister the revolutionary leader w,
read over state radio, was expected to mad Reza Pahlavi was toppled from Taghi Riahi, state radio reported. Rahimi to say on. The spokesma
mean freedom for thousands of old- power in February. But Rahimi refused to step down, the 79-year-old Moslem clergyma
regime prisoners-all who face charges WITHIN HOURS of the amnesty an- telling a reporter, "I have contacted formed of the general's situation
said, "He must not go."
The defense minister's move
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LANSING (UPI)-On the eve of a
scheduled hearing to salvage
Michigan's presidential primary,
Senate Majority Leader William Faust
said yesterday he will fight to save the
election and to "close" it.'
"I think it is important that we allow
Michigan voters to have a voice in the
selection of party nominees for the
presidency," said Faust, a Westland
Democrat.
"Unless we enact legislation by Oc-
tober 1st that will meet National
Democratic Pary guidelines for a
closed primary, the Democratic poriton
of our primary election will be nothing
more than a beauty contest, with con-
vention delegates selected at party
caucuses at a later date."
FAUST SAID he supports legislation
currently pending in the Municipalities
and Elections Committee to accomplish
that goal.
State panel
to decide on
ed. funding
(Continued from Page 3)
cording to House Fiscal Agency
Analyst Rick Bossard.
According to Shapiro, if the commit-
tee decides to cut appropriations by $30
million, the University could face
financial problems which could be
remedied only by such measures as
higher tuition and possible staff lay-
offs. "We can't survive on our present
status (with the cut backs)," said
Shapiro.
Shapiro added that he was unsure of
what the committee will decide today.
"I've heard all kinds of numbersand
they don't seem to add up," he said.

s for saving primary
The committee is scheduled to debate a piece of paper or declaring it orally.
two primary bills this afternoon.
One bill, sponsored by Sen. Gary "ALTHOUGH DIFFERENT in ap-
Corbin (D-Clio), requires that voters proach, both of these bills would ac-
orally declare in which presidential complish the goal of allowing Michigan
primary they wish to vote. A second citizens to play a meaningful role in the
measure, sponsored by Sen. John Kelly selection of candidates for the single
(D-Detroit), would give voters the op- most important elective office in the
tion of writing their party preference on country," Faust said.

his hip, said at a news conference
yesteyday morning he had uncovered a
"plot" against himself and the Islamic
revolution and would be making arrests
of the conspirators within hours.
Rahimi, 55, said he was extremely
close to Khomeini. Surrounding the
general at his Jamshidieh barracks last
evening were 70 armed, black-
uniformed bodyguards whom he iden-
tified as special troopers dispatched by
Khomeini for his protection.

NASA: Skylab falls tomorrow
WASHINGTON (AP)-It looks as If the maneuver is not needed,
if Skylab tomorrow may drop its Indian O cean Smith said, NASA will induce a tum-
debris over the Indian Ocean and ble when Skylab is 86 miles high so
some of the least populated stret- engineers can better predict the re-
ches of land in the world, the space entry. p
agency said yesterday. NASA's Skylab task force. "IF THE MIDDLE frame holds
The agency forecast the end of OBVIOUSLY, HE SAID, NASA good for thenext few hours we are in
Skylab to come between 3:21 a.m. expects the re-entry to be close to for an excellent set of orbits and
and 9:21 p.m. EDT tomorrow. The the midpoint of the 20-hour period, maneuver won't be required,"
mid-point in that 18-hour time span but an hour or two either way would Smith said. At the 86-mile height
is 12:21 p.m. when the spacecraft is shift the re-entry point and the track Skylab has about 71 to 8 hours of
over the ocean south of Africa below of debris, life.
the Cape of Good Hope. When it slams into the at-
If Skylab enters the atmosphere at Skylab, which was an orbiting We tsasit h t
home for astronauts who performed mosphere, if the predictions hold,
that point, its violent breakup would experiments in space, girdles the Skylab will have completed 34,981
propel hundreds of pieces forward world every 88 minutes. revolutions since it was launched in
along a 4,000-mile track, dropping The orbit before the midpoint in 1973. Most of that time it has orbited
harmlessly into the Indian Ocean NASA's latest re-entry estimate 270 miles above Earth, but it has
and over West Central Australia, a would take the spacecraft over been dropping steadily, and yester-
sparsely populated area. Western Africa and an orbit later day the orbit was about 119 miles.
THE 18-HOUR TIME span was the would take it over the Atlantic just The orbit on which Skylab would
second refinement NASA made off the coast of Brazil. re-enter over Ascension Island takes
during the day. Earlier it predicted "F T MDE time frame the spacecraft over the northern
the 118-foot space derelict would en- holds good we are in an excellent set United States beginning just north of
ter the atmosphere between 2:10 of orbits," Smith said. Everett, Wash., across the Rockies
a.m. and 10:10 p.m. EDT with the NASA has the option of delaying and the Canadian prairies near Win-
midpoint at 12:10 p.m. when Skylab the entry by repositioning the nipeg and eastward just above Mon-
is over Ascension Island in the spacecraft so that it will have less treal south of Nova Scotia and
Atlantic. drag when it hits the atmosphere. southeastward across the Atlantic.
"That turns out to be the set of or- Such a maneuver, if it's required, NASA planned to refine its
bits with the least population under would cause the spacecraft to begin forecasts continuously until the
it," said Richard Smith, head of tumbling. spacecraft comes back.
Abortion leader lists threats to cause

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dealing with rational people. We're
not." -
Claiming that abortion foes want to
limit a woman's right to control her
own body, she emphasized that the goal
of the pro-choice movement is not to
advocate abortion, but to "maintain the
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right of the woman to make that
decision herself."
"If we want to maintain our rights in
this nation, we've got to fight for them
now," she added.
PRO-CHOICE fervor is increasing,
she said, noting that national member-
ship in her group has grown from 6,000
in 1973 to 60,000 today. The Washtenaw
chapter of MARAL was formed in Sep-
tember. MARAL is a division of the
National Abortion Right Action League,
which organized in 1969 to fight for legal
abortion.
Two state legislators, Sen. John
Welborn (R-Kalamazoo), and Rep.
Thaddeus Stopczynski (D-Detroit),
filed a suit against Gov. William
Milliken, claiming that he abused
gubernatorial power when he vetoed a
$1 million allocation for Medicaid abor-
tions last September, Ingham County

Circuit Court Judge Jack Warren,
ruling in Welborn's favor, said the
governor overstepped his legal
authority.
CERAMICS SHOW
SYRACUSE, N. Y. (AP) - "A Cen-
tury of Ceramics in the United States
1878-1978" has opened a two-year
national tour at the Everson Museum of
Art here and will remain. on view
through Sept. 23.
The show was organized by the Ever-
son, which has the most extensive
collection of American ceramics in the
United States, and brings together over
400 works in clay by 160 artists.
The museum says, "The exhibition
traces the growth of American
ceramics as an art form from its
traditional-art pottery roots to
pioneering personal statements in clay,
which have dramatically influenced the
development of ceramic art inter-
nationally." ' -

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