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.THE MILHIIaAN UA1

Tuesday, August 9, 1977

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City picks groups to get CDBG funds NY prison inmates

(Centinued from Page1)
groups, they may he granted
the s u b s i d y contingent upon
ironing out the problems, in line
with a specific timetable agreed
upon by the Community De-
velopment staff and the agency.
T h e agencies conditionally
funded by the Council last night
at the recommendations of the
Community Development staff
include, Public Housing Tenants
Organization, Washtenaw County
Legal Aid, Washtenaw County
Camp Placement, Ann Arbor
Community Center, Arrowwood
H u m a n Services, Washtenaw
County Council on Aging, Ann
Arbor Community Health Cen-
ter, Ann Arbor Visiting Nurse
Association, Student-Parent Cen-
ter, Bryant Steering Committee,
National Organization of Wo-
wen's Committee on Domestic

Violence, Octagon House, Salva-
tion Army and the Chapin Com-
munity Action Center.
AS A PART of the pre-certifi-
cation process the public service
organizations submitted a
resume of how they wojpld use
CDBG funds, the agencies'
goals, objectives, and links to
the CDBG target area, a state-
ment on the co-ordination of
services at the community level,
a statement on the agencies'
affirmative action policies, a
staffing chart, and the agencies'
budgets.
The CDBG target area is the
portion of the city very roughly
bounded by Stadium on the
south, State Street on the east,
Fuller and Sunset on the north,
and Seventh on the west. There
are exceptions to this roughly
sketched target area. The excep-

tions were made to include out-
lying "pockets of poverty" and
public housing areas.
Noting the decline in the total
CDBG appropriation for the city.
from $2.38 million for this year
to $1,9 million next year, Mayor
Albert Wheeler asked the mem-
bers of City Council to "down-
play certain personal objectives
in light of some larger objec-
tives, that is we're losing CDBG
money. By the sixth year of the
program (1979-80) we'll be down
to $1.3 million." "
Wheeler also said the city was
pursuing a number of other pos-
sible sources of revenue from
the federal government. It is ex-
pected that within two weeks a
special assistant will be appoint-
ed to the city administrator, for
the sole purpose of seeking out
federal funds."

NAPANOCH, N.Y. (A'} - More than 100 inmates took seven
hostages yesterday in the mess area of a medium-security state
prison, following a disturbance apparently involving food, authori-
ties said.
No serious injuries were reported at the Eastern Correctional
Facility in the Catskill~Mountains, and authorities believed the
inmates were not armed with guns or knives.
ONE GUARD reportedly was released by the inmates after
suffering minor injuries.
A specially trained Corrections Emergency Response Team,
formed after the bloody 1971 uprising at Attica state prison, re-
captured a prison hospital here that had also been held by inmates.
In Rochester, Gov. Hugh Carey said the mess hall would be
retaken "without bloodshed.'
STATE OFFICIALS said they could not say for sure who the
other hostages were. A spokesman said earlier reports that there
were 17 hostages had been discounted.
Prison Supt. Jack Czarnetsky said the trouble began shortly
before 9 a.m. when an inmate was overpowered by a guard in the
mess area. Details were not available,abut initial reports said the
inmates had been upset with the way brealtfast was prepared,
The inmates initially took over the prison hospital section as
weBl, but the emergency team was able ,to recapture the hospital.
RUBY RYLES a corrections spokeswoman, said she was not
sure how the emergency team had recaptured the hospital, but that
no shots were fired and no gas was used.
The emergency team, one of several created afterthe uprising
at Attica, is made up of volunteers from various facilities who are
called-in for disturbances, fires and natural disasters.
AS NEGOTIATIONS proceeded, a half dozen rescue squads
gathered outside the prison in humid, overcast weather. Occa-
atonally, state police helicopters flew over the castle-like facility,
about 70 miles north of New York City.
The prison holds 680 inmates and has a capacity of 711.
}, This is something we are ready for in our prisons because
they are overcrowded and taking in 180 to 220 persons a month,"
Carey said at a briefing in Rochester. "We will enforce the laws
in this state. Prisoners inside prisons will not be allowed to harm
persons, especially correction officers."

Hundds ga r protest
By LANI JORDAN Interest Research G r o u p in freest form of all."
Speclal To The Daily Michigan (PIRGIM), one of the A Detroit Edison helicopter
NEWPORT - More than 3S0 sponsors of the rally. PIRGIM circled above the rally, taking
persons gathered here Saturday plans to determine the radius of films of the protestors.
afternoon in the s h a d ow of possible spread of radioactive
Fermi II to protest the con- material by the returned post Speakers at the rally, sym-
tinued construction of the nu- cards. eblically held on the 32nd anni-
clear power plant. The protestors who included versary of the bombing of Hiro-
The anti-nuclear rally, held both local residents and mem- shima, included Ann Arbor phy-
on private property adjacent to bers of anti - nuclear g rou ps sician Edward Pierce, a former
Detroit Edison's billion dollar throughout the state chanted "no Cougressional candidate, and
power plant, featured the re- nukes" as the balloons lifted Richard Conlin, a spokesman for
lease of 1,000 multi-colored bal- into the air and drifted north, PIRGIM.
oons each bearing a post card toward Detroit. Many of the
reading: "The w i n d s which participants brandished s i g n s
brought you this balloon could reading "Better active today, j41h1
also bring you radioactive mate- than radioctive tomorrow." A
ial from Fermi II." collie roamed the crowd proudly
THE MESSAGE also asked sporting sandwich board signs
those who receive balloons to reading "In case of nuclear fall- (Continued Cres PageS)
return them ith the location out, kiss your dogs good-bye." Sekabira was then marched
tey were found to the Public Despite intermitant showers, to Cell Six, where 20 inmates
thy ____ond __hulc 25 persons bicycled from Ann were crammed in an area fit
Arbor to the rally. for two. The walls were stained
"WE WANTED to symbolize with blood and someone had
a viable form of alternative en- scrawled on them: "Danger
ergy," said Dan Mendelson, one Zone - Killing Machine."
of the organizers of the bicycle Two months later Sekabira
caravan. "Human energy is the was moved to Luzira detention
- ___2-4camp, where many political
Tonight at 7:00 & 9:35 prisoners were held. He said
Open 6:45 P ,g the inmates included William
Sewara, former chairman of
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MINL E w~,;News Agency, and Air Force
F Capt. Robert Wabwire. Both
NE EW mon,-rat., 8p.m,-2cam. were reported missing at the
peJ lnsledAsts o~rimu r time.
'PG___fP)ECW Lf " yB O T H H A D been severe-
ly tortured. Wabwire, arrested
monday after he was seen talking to an
"' 1- ItHAPPY HOtURS American tourist at a Kam-
+A N-lpp.m. paln hotel, had one of his eyes
gouged out.
-e-.° '.°.°° s o Two months later Sekabira
was handed a typed order im-
Tsniqhi at 7:00 & 9:00 uesdayprisoning him on unspecified
Open 6:45 charges for 21 months. He was
Mixed Drinks taken to serve his sentence at
A Half Price the Murchison Bay Camp and
on arrival he was stripped by
THE BAD NEWVS cwarders and beaten.
Soon he was told by fellow .
UDEWJOI inmates that a vacant lot sur-
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sof horror in Amin's jails

rounding the prison was a mass
grave and bodies were dumped
there regularly by military and
police vehicles.
SEKABIRA SAID that one
morning he and nine others
were placed on a special de-
tail by military policemen to
bury the mutilated, bullet-rid-
died bodies of about a dozen
men in uniforms of air force
officers.
He said some had their hands
amputated and three were still
alive.
"One of the three asked for
water, and instead was given
a bayonet in the chest inofin-
ish him off," he said. Police
supervising the burial said the
victims were thieves.
TWO DAYS later another
truck-load of mangled corpses
arrived. A prisoner who had
been held since 1970 claimed
that one of those buried in the
mass grave was a former
prime, minister and chief jus-
tice, Ben Kiwanuka, who dis-
appeared after Amin seized
power in the 1971 coup.
In late June last year, at the
time of the Entebbe hijacking,
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about 200 bodies identified by
the prisoners as soldiers and
airmen were buried. On July
20, almost three weeks after
the Israeli rescue mission, pri-
soners watched as the bodies
of the elderly white woman and
a police officer were buried.
Last March, Sekabira said he
and about 20 other prisoners
were taken by motorboat to
Parsland, a onetime tourist re-
sort on Lake Victoria. There, he
said, they were ordered out of
their prison garb and into ar-
my uniforms.
ON MARCH 26, boatloads of
regular soldiers and officers
arrived with drinks, fond -and a
band, saying that there would
be a party hosted by Amin.
Then an army colonel and a
major catted the troops togeth-
er and read off a list of names
of those said to have been plot-
ting again Amin. The men
whose names were read were
marched off and shot. Sekabira
and his fellow prisoners helped
bury them.
Soon after, Amin arrived on
the island and inspected the
graves end then led the singing
and dancing, Sekabira said.
SEKABIRA CLAIMED he was
then approached by Amin and
asked why he.had been impri-
soned. He explained what hap-
pened, and said that Amin of-
fered to give him his freedom
if he made no mention of his
two fellow students or the
shooting of soldiers on the is-
land.
Sekabira said he agreed and
on June 13, still camped on the
island, was told he was taken
by boat back to Kampala, giv-
en his clothes, a prisoner's re-
lease f rm and 48 shillings
(about ) as "saving on dis-
charge."
Sekabira reported to the Uni-
versity of Mekerere, where he
had studied for 2 years be-
fore, but was denied readmis-
sion. He finally decided to flee
Uganda.

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