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Vol. XC, No. 123
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 28, 1980
From UPI and AP
BOGOTA, Colombia-Heavily armed
leftist guerrillas shot their way into a
lomatic reception yesterday and
Nzed the U.S. Ambassador and 44
other hostages. The guerrillas
threatened to blow up the hostages
unless 209 leftists were released from
The leftists also demanded a $50
THE GUERRILLA spokesman said
the group was a "combined command''
of the April 19th Movement and the
Pedro Leon Arboleda Squadron, two of
lombia's half-dozen active leftist
The guerrillas exchanged automatic
weapon fire with troops and police.
backed by armored cars who surrounded
the residence of the Dominican
Republic's ambassador, who was
holding a reception to mark his
country's national independence
Five people were reported wounded,
including civilians, police and soldiers.
me of those were wounded when the
errillas chae'ged into the building
shooting around noon to seize the
hostages, among them ambassadors
from 15 nations, including U.S. envoy
THE AMBASSADORS taken hostage
were from the United States, the
Dominican Republic, Brazil,
Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico,
Uruguay, Austria, El Salvador, Egypt,
See U.S., Page 10
Country RoadsAP Photo
A buggy passes a snow-plastered fence near Harrisonburg, Virginia in this pen and ink-like photograph.
HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE REFUSES TO APPROVE FUNDS:
WASIINGTON (AP) - President
Carter's draft registration plan failed
its first test in Congress when a House
committee refused yesterday to ap-
prove funds the administration had
sought for the program.
Opponents of registration hailed the
House Appropriations subcommittee
action as a serious setback for the Car-
HOWEVER, administration officials
and backers of Carter's program
predicted the president's plan will be
approved in the full Appropriations
Committee at a later date.
Carter had asked Congress for $21.9
million in' the current fiscal year to
begin registering men and women,
aged 19 and 20, beginning this summer.
The committee did not even consider
the issue of registering women, and fir-
st struck $8.5 million from the bill.
That left about $13.3 million in the
IN THE KEY vote, the panel
deadlocked 6-6 on whether to recom-
mend approval of the $13.3 million. A tie
vote traditionally kills a measure, but
Carter's supporters tried to argue that
the bill sho6ld be sent to the full com-
mittee for action, anyway.
1n the end, the committee decided to
approve legislation - appropriating
$4.7 million -an amount that would not
allow for registration this year. But it
would finance a program proposed by
Selective Service - and later discarded
- for a registration program only after,
the president signed an emergency
proclamation to mobilize recruits in an
Earlier, the committee had voted 6-5
against an almost identical proposal.
However, even supporters of
registration joined in later and voted
for the lower amount, merely as a
means of sending something to the full
committee and in hopes that the full
committee would approve $13.3 million.
Rep. Jamie Whitten (D-Miss.),
chairman of the full Appropriations
Committee, told subcommittee mem-
bers that "there's no way for any sub-
committee to keep the full committee
from acting on any request from the
president of the United States."
Opponents of registration argued that
the administration had failed to show
that registration would save any time in
mobilizing recruits in an emergency.
From AP and UPI
Iran's new parliament will not be
ready to decide the fate of the U.S. Em-
bassy hostages until May at the
earliest, a top Iranian official said
yesterday. It would mean at least 10
more weeks of captivity for the 50 or so
The official, Ayatollah Mohammed
Beheshti, first secretary of the
Revolutionary Council, indicated that
only a change of heart by Ayatollah
Ruhollah Khomeini could lead to an
earlier release of the hostages, held by
Iranian militants since Nov. 4.
BUT A spokesman for the U.N.
Commission sent to Iran said panel
members might soon meet with the
hostages, and the mood at the U.N.
headquarters in New York remained
optimistic with a spokesman saying:
"Patience is needed."
In Washington, Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance shrugged off what he ter-
med hardline "Delphic statements"
from Tehran, and said he saw the U.N.
commission on Iran as "a step for-
ward" in the search for release of the
But U.S. officials said it would be "a
matter of grave concern" if Iran waited
until May to take up the fate of the
KHOMEINI, LEADER of Iran's
revolution, said last weekend the
decision on whether to free the
Americans would be up to the Majlis, or
parliament, which will be elected in
March and early April.
Outside, the occupied, embassy,
yesterday, several thousand textile
workers staged an anti-American
demonstration, shouting "We are ready
to revolt against imperialism!" and
"The criminal shah will be punished
The U.N. investigative commission
on Iran, continuing, its work in Tehran,
met for two hours with Foreign
Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh and
discussed the commission's plans for
visiting with the hostages, U.N. Of-
ficials said in New York.
U.N. SPOKESMAN Rudlolf
Stajduhar did not say whether final
plans had been agreed to, but he said
Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim
'hopes the hostages can be seen soon."
The five-member commission was
established to hear Iranian grievances
about alleged brutality and corruption
during the rule of the deposed Shah'
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and alleged
U.S. interference in Iranian affairs, as
well as U.S. grievances over the
The last outsiders known to have met
with the hostages - Khomeini's son
and a Greek archbishop - visited them
Feb. 8. Before that the last to have
visited them was a delegation of
American clergymen during the
U.S. officials say it is important for
the commissioners to see the hostages
to determine that they are all present at
the embassy and in good condition.
Officials at the United Nations have
said it was theIranians who wanted the
panel members to speak with the
hostages, apparently in the hope it
would produce evidence bolstering the
allegations of U.S. interference during
the' shah's regime. But. Iranian
authorities apparently have been
unable to persuade the embassy
militants to allow such a meeting.
malls taxes big issue
By MAURA CARRY
Although Republican Clifford Sheldon
is running unopposed for reelection to
his Third Ward City Council seat, he
said he does not intend to just sit back
and watch the campaigns in the other
The incumbent Sheldon said he will
be going door to door meeting residents
n his own ward and encouraging them
o vote for him in the April 7 city
Since most of the residents in the
Third Ward are property owners,
Sheldon said, the biggest issues
concerning voters there are property
taxes and city growth.
SHELDON SAID he would like to see
a property tax rollback this year, like
last year's .5 mill rollback, but not if it
means city services will suffer.
"We have to provide the basic city
services as efficiently as possible. I
don't want to sacrifice these services
just to lower taxes," he said.
city election 80
W The Third Ward, bounded by Huron
arkway, Glacier Way, and U.S. 23, is a
Republican stronghold with few student
residents. Representing a ward which
has never elected a Democrat to a
council seat, Sheldon typically votes
with the Republican majority on
council. He is one of the least vocal
members of a council which often holds
SHELDON, 37, IS the council repre-
sentative ,on the City Planning
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SUPPORT GROWING FOR NEW PROPOSAL:
Fuller oa options consiere
Commission and is a strong supporter
of downtown development.
"There has been hardly any building
in the downtown area in Ann Arbor. The
problem there is low supply, a low
vacancy rate, and that's why rents are
so high," Sheldon said. "A tenant
doesn't have much to say because he
has no choice."~
Sheldon added that he would support
specific projects to develop a particular
Sheldon said he would also like to see
additional housing for students. "I
would support anything that would help
downtown housing, especially student
housing," Sheldon said.
See SHELDON, Page 10
By LEE KATTERMAN
Citizen groups opposed to a two-year
old plan to reroute Fuller Road are
renewing efforts to stop the project
they think would be destructive to the
Fuller Recreation Area.
A plan recommended by the Ann
Arbor-Ypsilanti Urban Area
Transportation Study Committee
(UATS) in 1978 calls for Fuller Road to
cross the railroad tracks at a point that-
would split the parkland.
FULLER ROAD is the main link
between Central and North Campus
and a main access route to the
University Medical Center.
The Ecology Center of Ann Arbor is
throwing its support behind a second
option that would widen but not reroute
In its February newsletter, which
came out yesterday, the center
described this option as a better way to
protect parkland around Fuller Road.
It said it "would not intrude upon the
aesthetics of the river valley as would
the elevated Fuller Road."
THE OPTION the center now
supports calls for FullerRoad to be
increased to four lanes with a
boulevard along its present route. In
the past, the center has opposed even
Ecology Center Director Steve
McCarger said the change is the "only
realistic proposal that can be retrieved
from a bad situation."
THE OPTION disliked by the
center-the UATS plan was endorsed in
f978 by a host of governmental bodies,
including the city councils of Ann Arbor
and Ypsilanti, the Ann Arbor
Transportation Authority, and the
Washtenaw County Metropolitan
With work scheduled to begin this
summer on the $210 million University
Hospital project, access to the new
complex from the north is a serious
concern to the University.
"I'm a little disturbed," said Richard
Kennedy, University vice president for
state relations. "It's unfortunate to
have a new alternative after UATS
went through an enormous study of the
KENNEDY ALSO recognizes the
funding difficulties of the currently-
"The foreclosure of one funding
option is not helpful," he said, "but we
were going on the premise initially that
it was not such an extensive project
that it couldn't be financed by the state
It is estimated that the rerouting plan
would cost $4.35 million while the plan
that would have Fuller Road follow its
present route is estimated to cost $3.8
See SUPPORT, Page 10
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RETANING WALL .. NEW fULLER WOG!E
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THE BOTTOM MAP illustrates a plan for realigning Fuller Road and the
bridge over the railroad tracks near University Hospital which was en-
dorsed by local government officials in 1978. The top map is an alternative
plan for widening the road supported by the Ann Arbor Ecology Center.
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$1,000 reward for returning the ring to Ruth Brownlee, 61,
its owners. Why doesn't that ever happen at Crisler
Right idea, wrong magazine
An all-expenses paid party with 100 kegs of beer and a
live band-who could refuse? Stanford University
fraternities rejected just such an offer Tuesday from
Penthouse magazine, which had agreed to pay for the party
States and the Soviet Union lately, gestures of goodwill
between the two nations have been few. But the U.S.
Olympic hockey victory over the Soviets last week inspired
at least one pleasant incident between the military forces of
the two superpowers. U.S. defense officials said two Soviet
IL-38 patrol planes radioed congratulations to a U.S. A-7
fighter that had intercepted them while they were flying
near the U.S. carrier Coral Sea in the Indian Ocean. The
Soviets switched their radios to an international frequency
and, speaking in English, congratulated the Americans on
the Olympic triumph. That's got to be better than a friendly
purchase. A pair of shoes will last you forever," Treadwell
said. And although the trend hasn't quite hit Ann Arbor by
storm, Treadwell insists, "Everybody's getting into it."
When the boom hits, Treadwell is going to be ready. He's
expanding his facilities and looking into the foreign
market-Germany, Switzerland, and, of course, Iceland.
Watch out Ann Arbor-if the weather keeps up, Treadwell.
snowshoes might replace Calvin Klein jeans or alligator
shirts as the chic symbol of the city.
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