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Page 8-Saturday, March 28, 1981-The Michigan Daily


Leftists hijack Honduran jetliner

From AP and UPI
MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Four armed men
and a woman hijacked a New Orleans-bound
Honduran jetliner carrying 87 people, including
some Americans, forced it to fly to Managua,
and demanded freedom for Salvadoran leftists
jailed in Honduras.
Once on the ground in Managua, 39 hostages
were freed by the hijackers, who said they
belonged to a Honduran leftist group, the Cin-
chonero National Liberation Front, Vice Interior
Minister Luis Carrion said.
IN THE HONDURAN capital of Tegucigalpa,
members of the group took responsibility for the
hijacking and said "we are ready to destroy the

airplane" unless their demands were met by
Honduran officials.
In Washington, the State Department said an
"undetermined number" of U.S. citizens were
aboard the plane when it was seized and that four
American women and children were among
those released.
Carrion said six Americans were among the
hostages still held inside the Honduran-owned
SAHSA Airlines Boeing 737 by the air pirates,
who carried pistols and submachine guns.
Magra Navarro, one of the freed passengers,
said in a telephone call to her station that she
believed the hijackers would order that the plane

with the hostages and crew be flown to Cuba,
Guyana, or Algeria.
She said the hijackers were demanding that
Honduras release 15 Salvadoran leftists. El
Salvador shares a border with Honduras, and
Salvadoran leftists fighting to topple their U.S.-
backed government often cross the border to
escape capture by Salvadoran troops.
Government sources in Tegucigalpa, capital of
Honduras, said the hijackers also had nine other
demands, but the sources did not say what they
CARRION SAID Honduran government of-
ficials were flying to Managua to negotiate with
the hijackers, who commandeered the plan

minutes after takeoff from Tegucigalpa, Hon-
He said some of the freed passengers told them
the hijackers said they did not want political
asylum in Nicaragua and planned to fly on to an
unspecified country after their stop in Managua,
Other hostages included Honduran Presidens
tial Press Secretary Jonathan Mussel and a high
government official from Belize, formerly
British Honduras, identified only as "L.
Schumach," Carrion said.
Among the hostages freed were two Honduran
children - Mario Antonio Rivera and his sister,
Yadira - who the Nicaraguan Red Cross said
bad been on their way to New Orleans for un-
specified emergency surgery.


Maryland begins priso

BALTIMORE (AP) -Officials laun-
ched an investigation of Maryland's
troubled prison system yesterday and
halted a furlough program after 26 in-
mates released to attend work or
college classes were indicted on
charges including drug selling, rob-
bery, rape, and murder.
Gordon Kamka, secretary of Public
Safety and Corrections, told a new con-
ference that state police would conduct
a complete investigation, including a
check of top corrections officials.
COL. THOMAS SMITH, state police
superintendent, said six investigators
would probe all work-release programs
and "any improprieties of officials."
Sixty-one sealed indictments were
handed down Thursday against 26 of the
state's 1,800 work-release prisoners.
Eighteen were rounded up that night by
Baltimore police, who were following
prisoners being taken from the
minimum-security Brockbridge
Correctional Institution in Jessup.
Kamka immediately suspended all
work-release programs from Jessup,
where inmates were either transported
to a work detail near the Maryland
Penetentiary in Baltimore or were
taking collge courses in the
metropolitan area.

"AS OF TODAY, every inmate in
Maryland will be in prison," Kamka
said, although he did not mention
suspending the program in other areas
of the state.
Maryland's correctional system has
been the object of severe criticism in
recent years from prison guards to
state legislators. In August, 1979, some
30 inmates walked away from the
House of Correction in Jessup and
guards have staged repeated
"sickouts" and slowdowns the past
year, claiming they are understaffed.

In addition, Maryland is under a
federal court order to reduce severe
overcrowding in its prisons.
work-release inmates in Baltimore
were charged in connection with a
$500,000 phony bus pass operation that
allegedly cost the transit operation
hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Kamka defended prison operations,
saying he "inherited a system with a
lot of difficulty. Corrections was a low-
priority item." Kamka was visibly up-
set that Baltimore police conducted the

probe and subsequent bust without his
"It's unfortunate. It could have been
handled much differently," he said. "If
we had been involved, we could have
made the arrests much easier."
Meanwhile, Edwin Goodlander, state
corrections commissioner, denied there
were problems with the release
Gov. Harry Hughes issued a
statement late Thursday calling for a
thorough investigation.

Industry health rules face review


WASHINGTON (AP)-In a move that could have broad
implications on workplace health rules, the Reagan ad-
ministration said yesterday it will review the costs of cotton
dust standards on the textile industry.
The standards were designed to protect thousands of tex-
tile workers from a respiratory condition known as "brown
ASSISTANT LABOR Secretary Thorne Auchter said the
Supreme Court was being asked to delay a ruling on a pen-
ding case challenging the standards, issued in 1978 by the
Carter administration.
Auchter said the administration will focus only on the cot-
ton dust standard now, but acknowledged the study will be
done with a view toward putting other workplace rules under
"It is a way to make sure we choose the regulatory alter-
native that offers society the greatest net benefit," said
Auchter, head of the Occupational Safety and Health Ad-
AFL-CIO PRESIDENT Lane Kirkland, attending a
regional federation meeting in San Francisco, said "it is a

disservice to the exposed workers and to the legal process for
the Labor Department to make an eleventh-hour attempt to
reopen a rulemaking proceeding that began more than five
years ago."
Officials of the Brown Lung Association in North Carolina
said the move is a setback to their efforts to make textile
mills a better place to work.
In New York, Murray Finley, president of the
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, ex-
pressed "great sorrow" at any weakening of the proposed
"THE STANDARD-which is so vital to the health of over
half a million American textile workers-has been over 10
years in the making," Finley said. "It represents the hopes of
working people for a decent working environment."
A textile industry organization, the American Textile.
Manufacturers Institute, welcomed the move. "The industry
is effectively protecting its employees now and will continue
this in the future," the trade group said.
Auchter said his agency had no consultations with the tex-
tile industry before making the decision.

Doily Photo by JACKIE BELL
Handspring for spring
Sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s brought hundreds to the Diag
yesterday to bask in the sunlight.

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Bayliss, using nude models instead of
clothed ones is "an essential thing to do.
Reference points have to be seen."
Administrative Assistant Pat St.
George, who hires and schedules
models, emphasized that a
"professional" approach is taken in
nude modeling. On the stage, she ex-
plained, the model is a figure for the ar-
tist to draw, but in the five-minute rest
period between poses, the model
"becomes himself again."
guidelines state that the model should
be undressed only when necessary, the
model is required to wear a fulhlength
robe, she added.
According to Art Prof. Julia An-
drews, the objective of Figure Drawing
(one of four art- school prerequisite
courses for upper-level classes) is for
students "to learn about the proportion
of the human body, how it moves and
articulates, and how to transpose a
moving three-dimensional form which
exists in space to a two-dimensional
flat surface."
"It's hard to draw the clothed form,"
Andrews explained, because it is dif-
ficult to see "the structure and

mechanics of the body."
cupied with their drawings, the models
must remain completely still for 25
minutes. Each model thinks of
something different to pass the time.
Female model Randi, who is also a
writer, passes the time by writing
stories and reciting poetry to herself.
Jayne, who began modeling at 13, said
she sings enough songs to herself to
comprise one side of an album.
Each professor has a different ap-
proach to figure drawing. Prof. Ted
Ramsay, noted for his liking of a
theatre-in-the-round atmosphere, likes
to employ props. With seashells, towels,
sunglasses, and heavy floodlights, he
creates his own Daytona Beach. One
of his students' favorite "scenes" is a
swing that was constructed over the
stage, surrounded by artificial turf,
flowers, and clouds. Ramsay said his
goal is to "make the environment in-
teresting and provide a quality ex-
Male model Doug believes that
people who become models have
special qualities. "Models are people
who like to show off their bodies. They
are aware of what they look like."

Jayne added that it is "nice to see your-
self" in the students' drawings.
RANDI SAID having "great muscle
definition" is an asset to a model, while
Doug, who is a dancer, said he has "the
discipline to hold the same position (for
a long time)."
However, all said they felt awkward
at first. Doug admitted he was self-
conscious, but now feels "a sense of
relief. I can do what everyone else can't
do." Randi said she would see herself
"being immortalized" if one of the
students' drawings of her was
displayed in the Bachelor of Fine Arts
Many models participate" in athletics
but stress that it is not an essential part
of being a good model. Although Doug
advised models to watch their weight,
he said he once gained 10 pounds to
broaden his torso so he could look more
like "Winged Victory," a piece of sculp-
ture in the Louvre.
ACCORDING TO Ramsay, "the
best models are dancers and other ar-
tists, because they understand the sub-
tleties of transfering weight in giving
the artist what he wants."
The art school has been hiring models
for about 20 years, St. George said. The
administration started their own hiring
because they were displeased with the
tardiness and unreliability of the
models that were sent from a Detroit
Models are rotated on a weekly basis
and work between 12 and 15 hours a
"Most people have heard modeling
pays well," said St. George, "but there
is more to it than standing there." A
person without previous experience
earns $4.25 an hour, while experienced
models' earnings range from $4.50 to
$5.00 an hour.
St.-George said although most of the
models she hires are students, she also
hires people of varied backgrounds and
experiences - such as a bank teller, an
accountant, a security guard, and a
maintenance worker.



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