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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 21, 1980
Olympic boycott declared
From The Associat
The Carter administration said
yesterday the United States will of-
ficially boycott the Moscow Olympics
this summer and that U.S. Olympic
Committee officials and athletes are
expected to follow suit.
But the number of countries which
are definitely boycotting the Summer
Olympics in Moscow in reaction to
Soviet intervention in Afghanistan was
still small yesterday, despite U.S.
hopes for support.
WHITE HOUSE counsel Lloyd Cutler
made it clear that the committee,
which oversees U.S. participation in the
Games, is being relied on to abide by
President Carter's decision.
But U.S. Olympic officials reaffirmed
yesterday their intent to wait until April
before making a final boycott decision.
In Bonn, West Germany, chief State
Department spokesman Hodding Car-
ter announced the final decision as the
deadline arrived for the Soviet Union to
pull its troops out of Afghanistan.
"THE UNITED States set a deadline
for its decision 'on whether to par-
ticipate, a decision to be contingent on
the withdrawal of Soviet troops," said
Carter, accompanying Secretary of '
State Cyrus Vance on a tour -of
"Today is) the day on which that
decision was going to be based. It is
clear there is no sign of a Soviet with-
drawal. The president has made clear
that our .decision is therefore"
irrevocable. We will not participate in
the Olympics in Moscow," the
In Washington, State Department
spokesman Thomas Reston said the
boycott decision is "firm and
HE SAID, "It is a position which is
shared by more than 50 governments
throughout the world and which will be
reflected, we are convinced, by the non-
participation by at least that number of
national Olympic teams in Moscow."
Olympic committees in each country
will make the final decision whether to
Cutler said during an interview on
NBC-TV's "Today" program that 23.
nations have said publicly that they wills
not attend the Games. He did not list the
countries in his most militant 23.
However, State Department sources
gave The Associated Press a list of 24
countries said to be publicly opposed to
holding the games in Moscow.
THAT LIST included Chile, Kenya
and Saudi Arabia, which - according
to a survey of AP bureaus yesterday
definitely will not be represented in
Moscow. However, the list also in-
cluded Great Britain, where the British
Olympic Association does not share.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's
eagerness for a boycott; Luxembourg,
which is undecided; Egypt, which was
one of the first nations to threaten a
boycott, but which has made no firm'
decision; Japan, which has only said it
would be "desirable" to hold the Games
elsewhere, and China which has said it
will ask its Olympic committee to
"seriously consider" a boycott.
A U.S. boycott of the Summer Olym-
pics became a key element in Carter's-
response to the occupation of
Afghanistan. Since the Kremlin was"
awarded the competition in 1974 by the
International Olympic Committee, it
has promoted the choice as an in-
dication of international support for thee-
Soviet system of government.
From AP and UPI
The Soviet Union yesterday ignored
the deadline set by President Carter to
withdraw its 10,000 troops 'fromi
Afghanistan. Western diplomats in the
Afghan capital speculated the Kremlin
may be forced to send additional men
here to fight Moslem rebels.
President Carter said Jan. 20 he
would support a boycott of the Olym-
pics if the Kremlin did not withdraw its
troops in a month, and a month later,
Wednesday, a U.S. State Department
spokesman said, "The United States
will not participate in the Olympics in
IN MOSCOW, the deadline passed
without comment. The official Soviet
news media has charged the United
States with trying to blackmail the
Soviet Union, but it never reported the
MaocDaily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
Melting snow doesn't seem to be hampering little Gill Mosseri's creativity School of Education at South University and East.University Aves.
as he constructs his "David" step by step. His outdoor studio is near the
DEFENSE BUDGET ATTACKED:
GOP candidates blast
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
and KEITH RICHBURG
Special to the Daily
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Ronald
Reagan started campaigning for
president last night. But by most c-.
counts, his performance was fair to
Although Reagan has been an official
candidate since November, last night
was the first time he joined in a debate
with his six Republican rivals.
Invited to debate in Iowa last rponth,
the party's patriarch refused because
he said it would divide the party.
His advisors persuaded him to
change his mind, -however, when polls
showed voters were displeased with
Reagan's absence, a factor that may
have cost him first place in the January.
Sensing a stiff challenge by ex-CIA
Director George Bush, Reagan decided
the risk of splitting the party was better
than the chance of losing New Ham-
Sponsored by the League of Women
Voters in a high school auditorium
here, the nationally-televised debate
was attended by 1,200 persons.
Reagan shared the platform with
Congressman John Anderson and
Philip Crane, both of Illinois; U.S.
Senators Howard Baker of Tennessee
and Robert Dole of Kansas; former
Texas governor John Connally and
FOR THE MOST part, the seven can-
didates found little difference between
each other, with the notable exception
of Anderson. But for Reagan, the bad
news started early.
Early on in the debate, Reagan was
asked a question about Social Security
and the problems of the federal gover-
nment meeting pension payments with
the recent boom in the number of per-
sons over 65 years of age. Reagan, who
is 69, responded, vaguely about Social
Security being "trillions of dollars out
of balance" and the need to appoint a
task force of insurance experts.
The debate's only real surprise came
during the audience question period,
when an Italian-American stockbroker
from Durham brought up Reagan's
recent, ill-timed, ethnic joke.
THE JOKE, which Reagan told
reporters on his campaign bus Sunday
was: How can you tell a Polack at a
chicken fight? Answer: He's the one
with the duck. How can you tell the
Italian? He's the one who bets on the
duck. How can you tell if the Mafia is
there? When the duck wins.
Since then, Reagan has been dogged
by the remark even though he formally
apologized. Reagan has explained that
he does not personally tell ethnic jokes,
but was asked by a reporter to repeat
Still, some political observers here
are calling the joke the one slip in
Reagan's otherwise flawless campaign
for which all the other candidates have
been waiting. The joke.is already being
compared to Jimmy Carter's "ethnic
purity" remark in 1976 or former
Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz's
VINCENT GALATI, the Italian-
American from Durham,'interjected a
note of excitement into a generally
mundane 90 minutes when he ap-
proached the microphone and asked
Reagan about the joke.
The questions were screened
beforehand, and Galati had originally
submitted a written question asking
Reagan's position on the Equal Rights
Amendment. But when he walked to the
microphone, Galati said:
"I am of Italian-American descent.
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Re gentsgive1 A planne
go-a hea+d on p x ass denst
la nd optLion
By SARA ANSPACH
The University Regents' recent
pnel's tri to Ia
Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim on
yesterday delayed the departure of a
special United Nations investigatory
commission to Iran until the weekend
and said Iranian authorities want the
commission members to talk to all of
the approximately 50 American
hostages in Tehran.
One of the five commission members
said, meanwhile, there was a "gen-
tleman's agreement" that the hostages
would be freed as a result of their
mission. The timing of the release
remained unclears however.
WALDHEIM, speaking to reporters
in New York, said he postp
departure of the five lawy
diplomats because the Iran
asked for "a little moret
prepare for the inquiry, which
chief called a "fact-finding m
hear Iran's grievances ag
United States and American g
over the hostage-taking.
The panel is to investigat
charges of mass murder and c
against the, deposed Shah M
Reza Pahlavi and complaint
United States had interfered
affairs by supporting the shah
See U.N.'s, Page 2
decision to grant local developer John
Stegeman the option to buy a piece of
land caught most of the University
0 community by surprise.
And much of the reaction to what
some called the "hasty decision" of the
Regents was negative. , l
Stegeman, working through a new
company called Quadrium Corp., hopes
oned the to build a 32-story "mixed use" facility
yers and at the corner of Washtenaw and S.
ians had Forest. The University land, adjacent
time" to to the site of the proposed high-rise,
the U.N. would provide space for a planned
ission" to seven-story parking structure connec-
ainst the ted to the building. Without the parking
rievances structure, the development would have
no chance of gaining the approval of
e Iranian City Council and the Planning Com-
ohammad Although the Regents authorized
s that the negotiations with Stegeman a year ago,
in Iranian when the motion to grant Stegeman the
By MARK WILSON
Fewer new housing units will be
allowed in most arteas of the city if City
Council passes an ordinance
unanimously approved by the Ann Ar-
bor City Planning Commission Tuesday
The amendment to the city zoning
regulations would decrease from 20 to
60 per cent the number of dwelling units
allowed on any particular building site,
except in the downtown area.
The proposed new density ceilings
are designed to complement existing
zoning rules,.such as parking and open
space requirements, said Planning
Commission Chairman Richard Black.
The proposed requirements would
mandate large open spaces and parking
areas for any new large residential
buildings. Since city officials assume
many builders would find such ari
arrangement uneconomical, they ex-
pect the developers would apply for ap-
proval under the Planned Unit
See CITY, Page 2
THIS MODEL of a proposed 32-story high rise was presented by developer
See LAND, Page 2 John Stegeman to 'U' Regents last week.
They all have a price,
As all those of the Ann Arbor variety know, it isn't easy to
be a landlord-especially when the tenants raise a stink.
Rand and Jeanie Maxwell of Glendale, Utah, say they
intend to evict a colony of skunks that have been residents
of the Maxwell home for three years despite rocks, boards,
traps, mothballs, and shotguns. "We are getting tired of all
this," said Jeanie Maxwell. "They come out and spray
around the doors in the middle of the night and it takes a
mak, an a halfto iair out the hnuse "Perhans the Maxwells
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with plenty of marital problems. Despite the Pope's new-
found fame, he reportedly has no plans to hit the touring
circuit to Broadway or elsewhere.
On the inside
The edit page has a look at the draft as a racist
tool ...arts offers a review of Neil Young's new album
Live ust aid sports carries coverage of the U.S.
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