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Iran asks U.S. apology again
(AP)-Iran's Parliament prepared
yesterday to open debate on, the
American hostages amid renewed calls
for a U.S. apology and spy trials.
Meanwhile, a major Canadian
newspaper said that secret negotiations
for release of the 52 Americans have
been under way for three months in an
effort to solve the crisis before the U.S.
President Carter, speaking in Corpus
Christi, Texas, said recent statements
by Iranian officials, "might very well
lead to resolution" of the 10-month-old
crisis soon. It was not clear whether
Carter had been informed by them of
Iran's reiteration yesterday that the
United States must apologize for past
HOURS AFTER CARTER'S
statement, Secretary of State Edmund.
Muskie said there was no firm evidence
a breakthrough might be at hand. He
said there have been half a dozen
statements by Iranian authorities over
the past month which could have been
interpreted as positive but which have
not borne fruit.
"It would be a mistake to raise expec-
tations," he said. Muskie said the
United States has been working through
a number of channels in recent months
to try to open a negotiating process with
Iranian authorities. But, he said, he
cannot point to any efforts which have
taken root as yet.
A process to turn catfish waste into
a high-protein animal feed has been
developed by U.S. Department of
At another point, he said that despite
the formation of a new government in
Iran, the administration has been
unable to open direct negotiations with
MUSKIE INSISTED, however, that it
would be inaccurate to portray Carter's
statement as signaling a possible
The president, Muskie said, was not
suggesting either optimism or
pessimism. The Iranian statements
Carter was alluding to might led to
progress, "but the reverse is also true,"
Muskie also characterized as "in-
correct" a report in a Montreal
newspaper yesterday that secret
negotiations, based on a document
prepared by European intermediaries,
have been under way for the past three
CARTER'S AND MUSKIE'S com-
ments followed a statement last Friday
by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Knomeini, in
which Khomeini appeared to pare down
his conditions for releasing the
Omission of an ofter-stated apology
demand from the list of conditions had
raised hopes in some quarters that the
chances of solution to the crisis had im-
But Speaker of Parliament Hashemi
Rafsanjani and two influential religious
leaders said the regime has not dropped
its demand that the United States
apologize for past policies toward
Iran-a demand Carter has rejected in
IRAN'S PARLIAMENT, which has
authority to decide what becomes of the
hostages, is to begin its debate today or
tomorrow, according to Iranian news
Ferency seeks to warn voters
about impact of Tiscb proposal
Compiled from Associated Press and
United Press International reports
Vitamin A may enhance
interferon, scientist says
NEW YORK-A government scientist, exploring the potential of inter-
feron, reported yesterday that a synthetic form of vitamin A seems to
enhance the anti-cancer effects of the drug.
Dr. Michael Sporn said experiments during the past few weeks at the
National Cancer Institute show that tiny amounts of the vitamin A
derivative combined with small amounts of interferon, retard the
proliferation of malignant mouse cells.
The findings are very preliminary, Sporn said, and must move to
laboratory animals before they could be considered for human use.
Garwood's lawyers cite
accident as defense:
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.-Marine Pfc. Robert Garwood, who faces
: court-martial on charges of collaborating with the enemy, was dropped on
his head as an infant in an accident that led to mental illness, his lawyers,
Attorney Vaughan Taylor said Garwood, 34, will plead innocent by
reason of insanity to charges of desertion and collaboration stemming from
his 14 years in Vietnam-first as a war prisoner, then as an alleged turncoat.
- Taylor said the defense will proye that Garwood's actions resulted from
a mental disease that was rooted in his childhood and triggered by the
pressure of captivity.
Many arrested in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey-Turkish security forces yesterday arrested hun-
dreds of suspected terrorists in an effort to stifle resistance to the country's
four-day old coup.
The crackdown came amid reports that the country's six-member ruling
military junta had selected a new prime minister to replace the deposed
Suleiman Demirel. Government sources said Turgut Ozal, undersecretary..
for the office of prime minister and the coordinator of Turkey's economic
recovery program, was likely to be tipped for the job.
LANSING (UPI)-Activist Zolton
Ferency asked yesterday for an official
declaration warning voters the Tisch
proposal would radically alter key con-
stitutional provisions including the
legislature's law-making powers.
Proposal author Robert Tisch,
reached on the campaign trail, said he
has no objection to any such disclosure
if it is approved by the Michigan
But he hinted rival amendments have
implications that ought to be revealed
THE MOVE came three days after
the Michigan Supreme Court ruled
Tisch onto the ballot, rejecting Feren-
cy's claim that petitions for the'amen-
failed to disclose all portions of the
state Constitution it- would alter or
The gadfly attorney now is asking
Secretary of State Richard Austin for a
declaratory ruling which-if gran-
ted-would make official ballot
proposal texts posted in polling places
and mailed to the media reflect Feren-
cy's interpretation of the amendment's
Tisch said Ferency is no expert on his
50 per cent property tax cut plan, but he
would be "tickled pink" to accept any
disclosure mandated by the high court.
BUT, HE said he would insist on
disclosure that one rival plan could be
altered by the legislature while the
other would eventually abrogate the
Headlee Tax Limitation Amendment.
The high court decision overturned
an Ingham County Circuit Court order
barring Tisch from the ballot.
Ferency argues the Tisch amen-
dment-by. requiring 60 per cent voter
approval of any new or increased state
tax-substantially alters the legislative
powers of the House and Senate without
specifically saying so.
HE ALSO CLAIMS the measure
would affect provisions governing
referendums and the powers of the
courts, local government, and state
universities to levy or increase fees and
dment were defective because
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Election officials, while declining to
comment on the specifies of Ferency's
request, said it would be highly unusual
for Austin to add anything to the ex-
planation not included in the petitions
Ferency, who says he personally
favors a rival tax reform plan backed
by the Michigan Education Association,
said he will go to court if Austin does not
answer by Friday.
By JULIE BROWN
Ann Arbor's teachers voted over-
whelmingly yesterday morning to
reject the school board's latest contract
offer and negotiations resumed last
night in the two-week old dispute in
which salary and the school calendar
remain the primary areas of
According to a statement released by
the teachers' association, the
association's general membership
voted 772-to-142 to turn down the
board's offer. It was 'rejected, the
statement said, because it punishes
teachers by not allowing them to make
up two paid days.
This provision was included,
Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Robert Moseley said, not , to punish
teachers, but rather to avoid rewarding
them for not working.
According to teachers' association
spokesman Dan Burroughs, informal
agreement has been reached on the
board's proposal to have teachers at-
tend five hours of inservice training,
approved by the board.
An informal agreement has also
been reached, Burroughs said, not to
require school attendance on the
Friday after Thanksgiving or during
Christmas vaction, and to extend the
student year to June 19, 1981, which is
what the teachers' association had
sought. The board proposed, however,
that the teacher year be extended to
June 20, an action the association op-
poses because of pay loss.
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Ray faces tough primary
SEATTLE-Political maverick Dixy Lee Ray, who four years ago:
became Washington's governor, faces a stiff challenge in today's state.
Ray, a conservative Democrat who served in the administrations of
Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, is trying to survive a last-
minute rush by liberal state Sen. Jim McDermott. At the same time, three of
the state's top Republicans are seeking the GOP nomination. Ray is the
favorite going into the primary, based on her incumbency, poll showings and
healthy campaign treasury. But McDermott has been moving up in the polls,
and observers say a last-minute surge could allow him to pull off an upset.
State off icials confirm
case of encephalitis
LANSING-State health officials confirmed yesterday that a 13-year-old
St. Joseph County boy is suffering from a rare and deadly form of sleeping
sickness that never before has struck humans in this state.
The boy, who has not been identified, is in critical condition at a
Kalamazoo hospital.~Health officials have ruled out the disease-Eastern
Equine Encephalitis-in two of the three cases in which is was originally
Abscam defense rests
PHILADLPHIA-The defense in the nation's third Abscam trial
abruptly rested its case yesterday after character witnesses testified that
two city council members were "honest and law-abiding" citizens.
George Schwartz and Jarry Jannotti are accused of taking a total of
$40,000 in bribes from undercover agents posing as middlemen for a phony
Arab sheik. The two were charged with pledging their political muscle to
aid the sheik's plans to build a hotel complex in the city.
Closing arguments are scheduled for today, and U.S. District Judge
John Fullam is expected to make his charge to the sequestered jury today.
For today... and tomorrow
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